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OLLI Connect Explore Expand (CEE) Groups are intended to offer a smaller and more hands-on-experience than traditional OLLI classes. The size and nature of the groups will vary depending on the preferences of the members. They will be lead and maintained by OLLI members. 

Thank you to our OLLI CEE Committee: Doug Burroughs, Beth Gottlieb, Gail Martin, Kay Simmons, Linda Brooks, Randi Lee Young and Mary Raffety!

If you would like to sign up and participate, please email   with the specified group you are interested in! The CEE group leader will contact those members interested in participating.  We also appreciate your suggestions for future group ideas.


OLLI Culinary Explorations Group

This group will be led by Randi Lee Young and Mary Raffety. The group will be dining out at area restaurants together.

Come join in as we continue the year’s lunch outings with the restaurants listed below for winter!

There will be no meeting for February 2016 but check back for future dates.

If you would like to participate with the Restaurant Review Group, please email us at Please see the attached comments for OLLI's members reviews of the restaurants the group has visited.

 book club march 2016

OLLI Book Club

This group will be led by Kay Simmons. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 12-1 pmat St. George's Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Road in their upstairs Conference Room.

  • March 7, 2016
    "The Color of Water" by James McBride
  • April 4, 2016
    "The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson
  • May 2, 2016
    "Stoner" by John McGahern

Members can also utilize their Vanderbilt Barnes & Noble 10% discount in purchasing books!  To sign up for the OLLI book club, please email us at