Courses

Mindfulness meditation helps us learn to live in the present moment with nonjudgmental awareness and acceptance of what is.


This course contains no sessions
Join Matthew Buckley and Michelle Strasz from Zahnow Library for a captivating book discussion.


Thursday, May 23, 2024, Zahnow Library
Join us in this class where you'll unlock the secrets of clay crafting.


May 6-31, 2024, Arbury Fine Arts Center, Room 119
Unleash your creativity and join us for an exciting OLLI Cards and Crafts class.


Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Join OLLI for a craft class and create your artificial flower sign!


Tuesday, June 11, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Engage in the joy of rock painting projects.


Wednesday, August 7, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Join OLLI for a special visit to the Havemeyer Tiffany Collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.


Thursday, June 20, 2024, Parking Lot J1
Discover the art of crafting exquisite glass succulents.


Monday, August 19, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Come learn, reflect, and honor diverse voices that have shaped acceptance and understanding.


Monday, June 10, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Enhance your travel adventures with our meticulously crafted walking fitness course.


May 9, 2024 to August 29, 2024, Ryder Center - Fitness Center Track
Experience a rejuvenating yoga class tailored to embrace the wisdom of experience and nurture overall well-being.


May 7-28, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Experience a rejuvenating yoga class tailored to embrace the wisdom of experience and nurture overall well-being.


June 4-25, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Experience a rejuvenating yoga class tailored to embrace the wisdom of experience and nurture overall well-being.


July 9-30, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Experience a rejuvenating yoga class tailored to embrace the wisdom of experience and nurture overall well-being.


August 6-27, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Join OLLI for a class that combines fun exercise and dance. This class will utilize light weight equipment, fitness dance moves to upbeat music.


May 9-30, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Join OLLI for a class that combines fun exercise and dance. This class will utilize light weight equipment, fitness dance moves to upbeat music.


June 6-27, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Join OLLI for a class that combines fun exercise and dance. This class will utilize light weight equipment, fitness dance moves to upbeat music.


July 11, 2024 to August 1, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Join OLLI for a class that combines fun exercise and dance. This class will utilize light weight equipment, fitness dance moves to upbeat music.


August 8-29, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Prepare to take your strength training to the next level in an enjoyable and supportive setting!


May 14-30, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Prepare to take your strength training to the next level in an enjoyable and supportive setting!


June 4-20, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Prepare to take your strength training to the next level in an enjoyable and supportive setting!


July 9-25, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Prepare to take your strength training to the next level in an enjoyable and supportive setting!


July 30, 2024 to August 15, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Prepare to take your strength training to the next level in an enjoyable and supportive setting!


August 20, 2024 to September 5, 2024, Ryder Center, Auxiliary Gym
Join us for an hour of fun with friends, awakening dormant muscles and learning dancer-approved methods to regain flexibility.


May 15, 2024 to June 5, 2024, Curtiss Hall Room 181
Join OLLI in the Kitchen to learn easy ways to add variety to home-cooked meals.


Wednesday, August 28, 2024, Memorial Park Building - Freeland (Behind Taco Bell)
Learn to craft a variety of mini cheesecakes from a single base batter, including fruit-topped, almondine, and chocolate variations.


Wednesday, August 28, 2024, Memorial Park Building - Freeland (Behind Taco Bell)
We'll taste several wines made from unfamiliar varietals and learn a bit about where they come from.


This course contains no sessions
From crisp porch-pounding refreshers to reds that will stand up to your smokiest, tangiest BBQ, we'll explore an array of perfect summertime wines.


Monday, June 24, 2024, Nino's Family Restaurant
This trip has been moved to Fall 2024


This course contains no sessions
From crisp porch-pounding refreshers to reds that will stand up to your smokiest, tangiest BBQ, we'll explore an array of perfect summertime wines.


Monday, August 5, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Break free from hunger-driven snacking with our Simple Meal Prep Workshop!


This course contains no sessions
Join us to hear Dr. Kimberly Barcalow explain the importance of maintaining a healthy gait, and the steps (pun intended!) to help you get there.


Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Join Mindy Bierlein, PT, DPT, to learn how to stay comfortable and pain-free in the garden while reducing your risk of injury.


Wednesday, June 5, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Join us to learn more from Dr. Mel Svorinic about how to find relief from knee pain.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 140
Join OLLI for a special visit to the Havemeyer Tiffany Collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.


Tuesday, July 30, 2024, Parking Lot J1
Join us to hear Christine explain different types of arthritis, and ideas to help you find relief and return to your favorite activities.


Tuesday, July 9, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Release stress, anxiety, and frustration through smashing, then create stunning art.


Monday, July 29, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Join us to hear Doctor of Physical Therapy Alicia Heading, PT, DPT share some tips on moving well and adapting to changes as you age.


Tuesday, August 20, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Join Professor Christina De Clerck-Szilagyi to explore Rome's transition from a Republic to the Empire.


May 6, 2024 to June 10, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 128
Discover the pivotal events and key battles of the Pacific Theater in World War II in this concise OLLI class.


May 7-28, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 100
This course will explore the profound transformation marked by the collapse of the Roman world and the transition into the early European era.


May 28, 2024 to June 18, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
We will look at units from both the Allies and Axis Powers. Each unit has its own unique history, one Unit with a local link.


June 3-24, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 140
Join us for an engaging OLLI series where we watch and discuss episodes from the acclaimed miniseries "The Pacific."


June 4, 2024 to August 13, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Prepare for engaging discussions, including round table formats for diverse viewpoints. Don't miss this crucial period in American history!


June 6-27, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Join Professor Jason Szilagyi as he continues to guide us through a captivating exploration of mandate Palestine and the formation of modern Israel.


July 11, 2024 to August 1, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Join Professor Christina De Clerck-Szilagyi in exploring the lives of women in North America from the native tribes to the Early Republic.


July 29, 2024 to August 19, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
The 130-year-old Historic Masonic Temple building is an architectural gem in the heart of Bay City.


This course contains no sessions
The 130-year-old Historic Masonic Temple building is an architectural gem in the heart of Bay City.


Wednesday, May 22, 2024, Historic Masonic Temple
Experience the charm of Turner's Blueberry Farm in Caro, MI!


This course contains no sessions
Step into the enchanting world of Frankenmuth with OLLI's captivating, guided walking tour.


Thursday, June 6, 2024, Frankenmuth Historical Museum
Join OLLI for an enriching excursion to the Saginaw Art Museum.


Monday, July 15, 2024, Saginaw Art Museum
This enlightening and educational experience provides a firsthand look at the vital operations sustaining our daily lives.


Tuesday, August 20, 2024, Saginaw Water Treatment Plant
Get ready to continue your musical adventure! Prerequisite: Completion of Learn How to Play a Guitar I or approval of instructor.


July 24, 2024 to August 14, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 140
Frankie Moreno will perform a thrilling tribute to the music and legacy of Elvis Presley.


Friday, July 26, 2024, Parking Lot J1
Over four weeks, we'll cover warm-ups, combinations, and even learn a routine. No pressure-dance at your own pace.


May 15, 2024 to June 5, 2024, Curtiss Hall Room 181
Join OLLI at Prost in Bay City for a pasta making class like no other!


Wednesday, May 29, 2024, Prost!
Join OLLI at Prost in Bay City for a pasta making class like no other!


Wednesday, May 29, 2024, Prost!
Embark on an unforgettable journey through history with OLLI's exclusive tour of the USS Edson. After the tour, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner and refreshing beverages, surrounded by camaraderie and adventure.


Monday, June 3, 2024, U.S.S. Edson - for Google Maps use "USS Edson Bay City MI 48706"
Embark on a delectable journey with OLLI as we explore the intricate art of sushi making led by the esteemed Chef Craig Fiebke of Fusion 1 Cafe.


Monday, July 15, 2024, Fusion 1 Cafe
The Women by Kristin Hannah. A gripping novel spanning three generations of women, navigating struggles, sacrifices, and resilience.


Monday, June 17, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Before We Were Yours: A Novel by Lisa Wingate A gripping historical novel intertwining the lives of Rill Foss, a young girl in the 1930s, and present-day lawyer Avery Stafford.


Monday, July 22, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 140
The Lost Bookshop by Evie Woods Discover a magical journey in Dublin as three strangers stumble upon a vanishing bookshop.


Monday, August 26, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
This is a dramatic journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.


Wednesday, August 21, 2024, Delta College Planetarium
In this engaging and interactive course, participants will explore the fundamental features and functions of smartphones.


May 22, 2024 to June 12, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Embark on a journey into the world of online commerce and banking!


Wednesday, June 5, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 141
Join OLLI Member Jim Reha for a gripping book discussion on The War Below.


Wednesday, August 7, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 140
Explore the dynamic world of digital music and podcasting in this engaging class.


Tuesday, June 11, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 140
Join OLLI and enhance your remote connectivity skills effortlessly.


Monday, June 17, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 141
Our class discussions will explore the implications of new technology for each of us.


Tuesday, June 25, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 140
In this class you will learn about its replacement, streaming and how to get the most out of these services while also reducing your monthly bills.


Monday, July 22, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 141
Join OLLI to empower your home protection with Ring Doorbell technology.


Tuesday, July 30, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 140
Join this session to investigate the many different streaming services available.


Tuesday, August 6, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 140
Unlock the full potential of Microsoft Office with our comprehensive introductory course tailored for OLLI members.


Tuesday, August 6, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 141
Unlock the full potential of Microsoft Office with our comprehensive introductory course tailored for OLLI members.


Monday, August 12, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 141
Unlock the full potential of Microsoft Office with our comprehensive introductory course tailored for OLLI members.


Tuesday, August 13, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 141
This class will discuss everything from packing lists, packing cubes, luggage, carry-ons, tech gear, travel documents, travel apps, roll vs. fold, as well as a variety of travel tips.


Monday, July 22, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
A powerful novel inspired by the real-life story of a World War II heroine.


Tuesday, August 13, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Support OLLI at SVSU by volunteering at the concession stands during Loons baseball games!


Wednesday, July 10, 2024, Dow Diamond
A Life Altering Friendship, Tuesdays with Morrie is the heartwarming true story of Mitch Albom and his former college professor, Morrie Schwartz. You MUST BRING either an "enhanced driver's license" or your passport to cross the U.S./Canada border by motorcoach.


Thursday, August 8, 2024, Parking Lot J1
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion of the beloved book "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom.


Wednesday, July 24, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Room 129
Join Detroit History tours as we explore three of Detroit's Iconic Neighborhoods.


Thursday, July 11, 2024, Parking Lot J1
Join OLLI for an enriching presentation by Nancie Oxley, Vice President - Head Winemaker at St Julian Winery & Distillery.


Wednesday, August 7, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Banquet Rooms
Learn how Meijer Pharmacy is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of our community through innovative healthcare solutions and compassionate service.


Wednesday, June 12, 2024, Curtiss Hall, Banquet Rooms
Our membership fee is $70 per year and will expire on August 31, 2024. For the Spring/Summer Catalog offerings, the OLLI Membership is prorated to $40.


September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024