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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.

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OLLI Scrapbooking Group - The scrapbooking group is new for the winter term and will be led by Linda Brooks.  The group will meet every two weeks

The only item OLLI members need to bring is their scrapbook and your photos or items you're wanting to put in your scrapbooks!  If you are interested in joining this group please email us at  The group leader will email the address and directions where the group will be meeting!

Please let us know if you have any questions.


OLLI Restaurant Review Group - This group will be led by Randi Lee Young and Mary Raffety. The group will be dining out at area restaurants and reviewing them based on criteria that the group creates. 

If you would like to participate with the Restaurant Review Group, please email us at .  After each visit, you are able to offer your critique of the restaurant to share with other OLLI members by filling out our OLLI Restaurant Review Comment Card.  Please see the attached comments for OLLI's members reviews of the restaurants the group has visited.

Please check back for the spring listing of restaurants the group will be visiting!

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Core Class Discussion Groups - These groups will be led by Gail Martin. Each group will meet immediately after the 9:30 am class.  For spring term the group will be discussing "Pre-World War II Blues Recordings" held on Tuesday at The Temple.

These discussions will give an opportunity to examine and consider the content of the class, and share experiences and opinions.

Please email us at to participate and indicate which Core Class Discussion group you would like to join. The group leader will email you with details and confirm your participation.


Walking/Hiking Group -This group will be led by Doug Burroughs and Beth Gottlieb.  

If you'd like to participate in the OLLI CEE walking group, please email us at 

April 1st is National Walking Day!  Take the first step to a healthier life by taking part in the American Heart Association's National Walking Day. Americans are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk.

Please check back for the next OLLI scheduled walking/hiking dates for spring.

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OLLI Book Club  - This group will be led by Kay Simmons.  The group will be meeting the first Monday of each month at the Vanderbilt Barnes and Noble from 12-1 pm

Next Book Club selections will be April 6th. The group will be discussing Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown
. The Boys in the Boat celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans.

May 4th the group will be meeting to discuss  Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics, by Marie Gottschalk.

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