OLLI in Concord

Close up of Granite State College in Concord, NH

The Concord campus of Granite State College, 25 Hall St. Concord NH, serves as the home for Concord OLLI volunteers and most classes. Six classrooms, a large Event Center and an active, effective volunteer Curriculum Committee provide the capacity for more than 100 courses per year.  Field trips may take place at attractions in and around the capital city such as the Hopkinton Historical Society, the Veterans’ Cemetery in Boscawen, and the Federal Court House in Concord.

Besides courses, Concord offers its members free, casual social events such as Mug ‘n’ Muffins, Game Days, Book Club, and Lunch Bunch outings.  Currently some 350 members living in Concord and the surrounding towns are affiliated with the Concord site.

OLLI members are welcome to take courses at any of the four OLLI Sites.


News

Events

Meetings and events are held on the Zoom platform.  Email Jacki Fogarty at JGerson228@aol.com  for contact information on any meeting or event in which you are interested.

Meetings - all members are welcome to attend, but you must request a zoom link to get in:

  • Central Committee meets the second Monday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
  • Curriculum Committee meets the third Monday of every month at 1:00 p.m.
  • Membership/Events Committee meets the second Friday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

Events-

  • Game Day -- December 11, 1:00 p.m. -- play Price is Right, Trivia, Scattergories and a music thing we haven't named yet
  • Mug 'n' Muffin -- December 21, 1:00 p.m. -- wear your best holiday sweater, swap cookie recipes, tell stories of the worst gift you ever gave or received and fun holiday traditions 

 

 

Special Interest Groups

Concord Book Club

The Concord Book Club meets on the second Monday of every month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Granite State College, Concord.  Regular members AND drop-ins are welcome.  Members select books to be read and volunteer as discussion leaders.  It’s an informal group with a love of reading and discussing what they read.

Movie Club

The Movie Club meets weekly, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  Members choose a film to watch before the next meeting, one member leads a discussion of the movie and film-related information.  Contact for a Zoom link to participate: Jacki Fogarty, JGerson228@aol.com

Creative Writing

Meets every other Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.  Members work on writing exercises which are shared and constructive feedback offered.  Contact for a Zoom link and more information:  Marilyn Astell, mastell@comcast.net

The following three SIGs are inactive while we are on COVID precautions, but will resume when in-person classes and activities resume.  

OLLI Garden Friends

For OLLI members who enjoy gardening, this SIG includes visits to members' gardens and gardening events, sharing ideas, resources and seeds, swapping plants and otherwise exploring all things associated with growing things. Meeting May through September, the group leader is Donna Frost, dfrost49@hotmail.com, (603) 648-2386. Look for information in OLLI Outlook.

Concord Piecemakers Quilting Group

Members with a love of quilting and camaraderie will find both in ample supply in the Piecemakers Quilting Group. These avid quilters (who will welcome members who are new to quilting as well!) meet on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at Granite State College from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In addition to working on special projects of their own, this group enjoys field trips to quilting shows. If you have an interest in the quilting SIG, please contact Marilyn Astell at mastell@comcast.net.

OLLI Concord Area Hiking

OLLI members who love to hike will enjoy the opportunity to hike various trails around Concord. The group will generally hike once a month on a Saturday at a location selected by the members of the group at the end of each hike. The hiking SIG has a website with information about its purpose, its rules and contact information so you can stay informed on the latest info and upcoming hikes. The group intends to hike year-round. Follow this link to access the website: https://hikeconcordolli.home.blog and join the fun!