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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

Meets 2nd Thursdays September - May, 1:00 - 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 4th Wednesdays September - May, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, in-person at Joy Community Center or online via Zoom.

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

Sept. 27: This is Happiness, by Niall Williams
Oct. 25: The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot
Nov. 29: The Night Agent, by Matthew Quirk
Jan. 24: The River of Doubt, by Candice Millard
Feb. 28: A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
Mar. 27: Pastoral Song: A Farmer’s Journey, by James Rebanks
Apr. 24: The Fountains of Silence, by Ruta Sepetys
May 22: Title Selection for 2024-25


Music Jam

Meets Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 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

*Contact SIG leaders if you'd like to participate via Zoom. Parking is free on weekends.

Meets Sundays, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, at the UAF Rasmuson Library, Room 304

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 (




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(907) 474-6607

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