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 would like to start a SIG, contact the OLLI office by email at or by calling 541-552-6048.

Currently Active Shared Interest Groups:

Online Book Group [PDF]

The OLLI Online Book Group meets the third Saturday of every month at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the month’s chosen book. Any OLLI member may join the SIG by contacting the SIG Facilitator Andrea Gay at

Upcoming meetings (on Zoom):

April 20:  Arc of Life: Escapades of an Adventurer, by Andrew Reilly
May 18:  The Making of Another Major Motion Picture, by Tom Hanks
June 15:  This Wild Life: Heroines in the History of Botany, by Lucretia Weems
Summer Read for September 21 discussion:  Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver

Watercolor Painting [PDF]