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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)   

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide learning or recreational opportunities outside of scheduled OLLI classes. They are organized and led by OLLI members for OLLI members. Contact the OLLI office (907-474-6607, to join a SIG or sign up online.

Art Club

*Must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 to attend.

Meets 2nd Thursdays, 1 - 4:30 pm in UPark 154.

Visit with OLLI friends as you paint or do other artwork. Bring the art project you are working on. For more information, contact Patricia Mata-Celis (


Lifelong Learning Book Club

This SIG is co-sponsored by FNSB Libraries and OLLI, so current OLLI membership is not required. Meets eight times a year on the fourth Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Noel Wien Library Conference Room. Doesn't meet during summer.

FNSB Library discussion leaders: Kitty Berner (, Michelle Proper (

Jan. 25, 2023: The Doctors Blackwell, by Janice P. Nimura (nonfiction)
Feb. 22: The Nine Tailors, by Dorothy L. Sayers (mystery fiction)
March 22: An American Sickness, by Elisabeth Rosenthal (nonfiction)
April 26: In the Distance, by Hernan Diaz (historical fiction)
May 24: Title selection for 2023-24


Music Jam

Meets Thursdays, 1 - 3 pm at Raven Landing, Building 4

An acoustic music jam group formed following a beginning guitar class taught by Jeep Reid six years ago. The group is now becoming an OLLI SIG, open to all interested OLLI members. All acoustic instruments are welcome. SIG Leader: Jim Warner (


When Poems Happen

*Must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 to attend. Contact SIG leaders if you'd like to participate via Zoom. 

Meets Wednesdays 3:00- 5:00 pm at the Noel Wien Library conference room.

Want to make poem-writing happen in your life? Join us as we gently encourage each other to write and share new poems every week! For details or to get email updates, contact Scott Sexton ( or John Bost (


(907) 474-6607

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 758100
Fairbanks, AK 99775-8100