Shared Interest Groups (SIGS)

A Shared Interest Group (SIG) brings together OLLI members who focus on a certain area of interest and enjoy social interaction. Each SIG is led by a group member known as the Facilitator. Joining a SIG is a great way to make new friends and socialize with people who have interests similar to your own. Once you have become an OLLI member, there is no fee to join a SIG.

Mad About Crafts (MACS)

Craft lovers your time has come. This SIG welcomes do-it-yourselfers with interests in jewelry making, sewing, quilting, knitting, scrapbooking, card making and more. Come share your skills and learn some new things too.

Facilitator: Beth Grindal, bethgrindal@gmail.com

Mah Jongg

Craks! Bams! Dots!  Join us once a month for a friendly game of Mah Jongg.  All levels of experience are welcome, especially beginners.  You will need a current Mah Jongg card.

Facilitator: Ellie Davidson, cityfolks@aol.com

Current Events / World Affairs

Meets 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of a month at Temple Beth Sholom

Facilitator: Jay Rixse, jrixse@earthlink.net

Writers Group

Meets 1:30-3:00 p.m. • Wednesdays

This group is for individuals who enjoy writing. Students may share their written works and receive feedback. Topics for discussion will be chosen by the group.

Facilitator: Gail Reiter, gailreiter@gmail.com

Thrift Shopping Group

Meets 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Second Saturday of the month.

Here’s an opportunity to meet new friends as we shop for deals at the best Resale shops in the area. Over lunch, we’ll share our discoveries and enjoy great conversations.

Facilitator: Janna Overstreet, joverstr@ringling.edu

How do I join a SIG

  • Be an OLLI Member
  • Email the SIG Facilitator
  • Attend meetings scheduled by the Facilitator

How do I start a SIG

We welcome suggestions for new SIGs and are looking for Facilitators to get new SIGs started.

SHARED INTEREST GROUP (SIG) PROPOSAL

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