An OLLI Shared Interest Group (SIG) is a group of OLLI members who share a common interest and meet outside the normal OLLI class environment to discuss and enjoy this mutual interest. Each group is different depending on its focus, and all provide interesting lifelong learning opportunities as well as a fun social experience.

OLLI SIGs are independent and self-managed with the SIG members deciding when, where, and how often they will meet. Initially, one or more members volunteer to be facilitator(s). The facilitator is responsible for administrative and communication details.

If you have group of members that want to start a new SIG, contact the SIG Coordinator, Ed Smith, by email at or phone 541-708-0487.

Currently Active Shared Interest Groups:

Common Good >> click here for details

Ink and Watercolor SIG >> click here for details

Watercolor Studio & Onsite Sketching >> click here for details

OLLI Nonfiction Writing Laboratory >> click here for details

Knitting for Fun >> click here for details

Moonrise: Global Women Leading from the Heart >> click here for details

French Singing >> click here for details

Get Published >> click here for details

Science Fiction Movies >> click here for details

Anthropology, Evolution, Animal Domestication >> click here for details


Proposed Shared Interest Group:

For more information about the topic listed below please contact the member listed with the proposal.

Women’s Equality – Worldwide and other Issues. Contact: Lynne Stolzer, 541-552-0717, or

Spanish Civil War. Contact: George Rice, 541-535-7272.

Beginner Ukulele Playing (Medford). Contact: Kathy Hathaway, 541-621-7978.

Current Events Discussion. Contact: Peggy Wines, 541-482-0676.

Conversational Spanish - Intermediate / Advanced.  Contact: Kay Godwin, 541-708-0040


If you want to propose a new group but don’t have members, contact the SIG Coordinator, Ed Smith, by email at or phone 541-708-0487. Your SIG topic will be listed above.