Courses

Join OLLI for a behind the scenes look at creatively designed and built glass art and glass blowing at Village Glass Works.


Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Village Glass Works
Continue our art appreciation series with a look at the towering vaults, flying buttresses, and pointed arches that came to characterize Gothic architecture and art. Developing from Romanesque arches, piers, and vaults, the Gothic style quickly permeated the landscape of Medieval Europe.


November 9-23, 2021, SVSU Arbury Fine Arts Center, Museum Classroom - Enter through the Marshall M Fredericks Sculpture Museum
The class is all about loosening up and playing with watercolor! Open to beginner and intermediate painters, and to anyone who wants to paint but can't draw a straight line!


October 22, 2021 to December 3, 2021, SVSU Arbury Fine Arts Center, Museum Classroom - Enter through the Marshall M Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Have you heard of Flooz, Beenz, or Digicash? Does Bitcoin sound familiar to you? These are all types of cryptocurrency-digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange online.


This course contains no sessions
Computer viruses can destroy computer data and hard drives, and make your computer completely unusable. Knowing how to prevent them and what to do if infected is essential.


October 27, 2021 to November 3, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 141
As television bills keep getting more and more expensive, people are "cutting the cord" or getting rid of cable and using these streaming services. In this class the instructor will cover how you can get the most out of these services and reduce monthly bills.


Monday, December 6, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
In this class the instructor will cover the basics: how to download apps, access content, and make participants feel more comfortable with their Apple phone or tablet.


November 10-17, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
The instructor will cover the basics: how to download apps, get content, and feel comfortable with an Android.


November 8-15, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
In this class participants will learn how to edit photos to make them look better, resize them, or even change coloring.


December 1-8, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 141
Are you afraid of social media? Look no further than this course.


Monday, November 22, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 221
Gmail, Google Calendar, GChat, Google Drive?if these terms sound foreign, join OLLI for this session on just what is included within the Google Apps system and how to use them.


Monday, November 29, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 221
In this useful OLLI course, learn how easy it is to preserve food for holiday gifts.


Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
The October basket is the scarecrow basket measuring 8 by 12 inches.


This course contains no sessions
Choose a raw, off the beach, Petoskey Stone to polish, shape, and take with you at the end of the course.


This course contains no sessions
Join an MSU Extension educator for this timely program to discuss the importance of planning and being prepared. LOCATION HAS CHANGED TO C223


Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Curtiss Hall Room 223
Join OLLI for the ultimate in fun workouts!


This course contains no sessions
Join OLLI for the ultimate in fun workouts!


This course contains no sessions
Join OLLI for the ultimate in fun workouts!


This course contains no sessions
Join OLLI for the ultimate in fun workouts!


This course contains no sessions
Join OLLI for the ultimate in fun workouts!


This course contains no sessions
This strength training class is for anyone considering a stronger, healthier body, but maybe needs some guidance on how to make that happen!


October 5-28, 2021, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
In this class, students will learn a form of Yang style Tai Chi tailored for beginners for better balance.


This course contains no sessions
If you participated in a past OLLI Qigong & Tai Chi Festival or Workshop, or have taken Tai Chi elsewhere, this class is for you. THIS SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE IN FRONT OF FOUNDERS HALL


This course contains no sessions
If you participated in a past OLLI Qigong & Tai Chi Festival or Workshop, or have taken Tai Chi elsewhere, this class is for you.


This course contains no sessions
If you are new to yoga or have any physical limitations, this is a great class.


October 12, 2021 to November 2, 2021, Ryder Center, Room 244
If you are new to yoga or have any physical limitations, this is a great class.


November 16, 2021 to December 7, 2021, Ryder Center, Room 244
This class is for you if you have taken the Beginners class or have been practicing yoga elsewhere and would like to keep up your practice.


November 16, 2021 to December 7, 2021, Ryder Center, Room 244
Ready to improve your balance, flexibility, and overall strength? Try out Pilates!


October 29, 2021 to December 10, 2021, Ryder Center, Room 244
The Senior Fitness Test is an opportunity to participate in 8 activities that provide data on your personal fitness levels.


This course contains no sessions
The Senior Fitness Test is an opportunity to participate in 8 activities that provide data on your personal fitness levels.


This course contains no sessions
The Senior Fitness Test is an opportunity to participate in 8 activities that provide data on your personal fitness levels.


This course contains no sessions
The Senior Fitness Test is an opportunity to participate in 8 activities that provide data on your personal fitness levels.


This course contains no sessions
These two-hour sessions are equally divided between learning the principles of modern bridge bidding and applying them by playing prearranged hands.


September 24, 2021 to November 12, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Centering Prayer is a simple method in which we open ourselves to God and consent to God's presence and action within us.


This course contains no sessions
The instructor is a Certified Financial Planner, nationally-recognized Medicare expert, and author of Maximize Your Medicare.


This course contains no sessions
Join us as we delve into the mindset and history of this fascinating figure in British and World War II history. THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAYS 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 AND 11/23


November 2-23, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
The class will examine how these sieges were supplied from the outside by land, sea, and air, the effect on the people involved and how the sieges finally ended.


October 7-28, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
In this course, participants will survey the broad causes of the cataclysm in the first and fourth sessions. We will watch two the best movies ever made (one Canadian, one American) that portray it clearly.


October 7-28, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 140
This class will explore the last years of the Ottoman Empire before, during, and after World War I.


October 5-26, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Explore some of the key battles and personalities of the Napoleonic Wars (1801-1815) in this exciting class.


November 11, 2021 to December 9, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Join Bailey Sisoy-Moore of Detroit History Tours for a spirited talk about the ghosts of Detroit's famed cemeteries.


Wednesday, December 15, 2021, Curtiss Hall - Seminar Room F (Second Floor)
From the very beginning, Detroit has been a dame's town. Home to broads, women, cats, ladies, and Rosies, the Motor City's story is interlaced with the triumphs, adventures, dalliances and deeds of its female inhabitants. Join Bailey Moore of Detroit History Tours to hear about some of their stories.


Wednesday, December 15, 2021, Curtiss Hall - Seminar Room F (Second Floor)
Take an in-depth look at one of America's most interesting sociopaths in this special OLLI course.


October 15-29, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
In this class you will be present at the breakthroughs and meet the giants; those genius, far-thinking men and women who literally made ours the longest-living and healthiest generation in history.


November 4-18, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Join Director David Rzeszutek, special guest and Orwell scholar Dr. Peter Rose-Berry, Finkbeiner Endowed Professor of Ethics at SVSU, along with members of the cast and crew for this live post-performance discussion.


Thursday, November 18, 2021, Malcolm Field Theatre
Get a jump on your holiday gift-giving list by making beautiful jewelry pieces with a personalized flair.


November 11, 2021 to December 2, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Are you ready to be a stronger, fitter you? This strength training class is for anyone considering a stronger, healthier body, but maybe needs some guidance on how to make that happen!


November 2, 2021 to December 7, 2021, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Are you ready to be a stronger, fitter you? This strength training class is for anyone considering a stronger, healthier body, but maybe needs some guidance on how to make that happen!


November 2, 2021 to December 7, 2021, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
In this class, students will learn a form of Yang style Tai Chi tailored for beginners for better balance.


November 2, 2021 to December 7, 2021, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
This one-hour workshop will introduce participants to the differences between Alzheimer's disease and related dementias as well as the connection between communication and behavior when working with a person with memory loss.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021, VIRTUAL - You will be emailed a link prior to the start of the class.
This class will utilize PowerPoint slides, videos, and handouts to describe the reasons that the grooves these musicians make are denigrated as "dinner jazz", why ardent jazz purists look down upon smooth jazz music, and list those outlets where smooth jazz fans can still enjoy the sound.


November 5, 2021 to December 3, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 140
This is your opportunity to participate in a climate change simulation that allows you to explore various approaches that you may have heard about to limit climate change and find a combination of approaches that can meet that goal.


Monday, December 6, 2021, VIRTUAL - You will be emailed a link prior to the start of the class.
Learn to make sausage with one of the best sausage makers in Frankenmuth! Please Register by October 20


Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Willi's Sausage Co.
Learn how to make your very own French macarons in this step-by-step macaron making event with Happy Little Treats! Please register by November 18.


Thursday, December 2, 2021, SVRC Marketplace - Demo Kitchen
In this local adventure learn how to make the hot cocoa "bombs" that you are seeing at all the fall craft shows-a rich chocolate shell filled with miniature marshmallows and flavorings that melts in your cup when you pour steaming water or milk over it to create the perfect cup of sinfully delicious cocoa. Please Register by November 1


Friday, December 3, 2021, SVRC Marketplace - Demo Kitchen
An examination of both the challenges and importance of renewable energy, this talk will be of value to anyone interested in grappling with the complexities of our ongoing efforts to eliminate fossil fuels in favor of clean renewable energy.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
OLLI at Saginaw Valley State University completes the programming with Dr. J of the Michigan Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Wednesday, December 8, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Banquet Rooms
OLLI at Western Michigan University provides a reimagining of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts permanent collection.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Curtiss Hall, Banquet Rooms