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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, Gerry Holzman, Gail Martin, Kay Simmons, Viv Pocek 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 logo OLLI Restaurant Review  - This group will be led by Viv Pocek and Mary Raffety. The group will be eating at restaurants and reviewing them for OLLI members based on criteria that the group creates. If you would like to be included in this group, please email us at . The group leaders will email you with details on the next date and time they are getting together!


Walking/Hiking Group -This group will be led by Doug Burroughs and Beth Gottlieb.  You can also join the Walk with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt Mayors Walk 100 challenge group! Please see the OLLI events and activities page for more details.  "Walk with the Mayor" group walks are scheduled through August! Please visit their community calendar for upcoming scheduled  group walks.

To be added to the walking & hiking group or if you have any questions or suggestions please email us at The group leaders will email you the confirmed details regarding the next upcoming walking & hiking activity scheduled.

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OLLI Book Club  - New for this fall is our first OLLI Book Club. This group will be led by Kay Simmons.  Please check back for further details and to participate, please email us at