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Jo Brownlie


Curtiss Hall 142


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

OLLI Interest Groups

Over the years, we have learned that people join OLLI for two  major reasons. The first is the opportunity to learn new things, but a secondary, and sometimes more important reason, is the opportunity to meet new friends who have similar interest.  Our Interest Groups bring together members who have similar interests or hope to meet others socially.

  • Dinner Feature Dinner Group

    Luci Martin (989)684-6997

  • Garden Group pic 200 Garden Group

    Contact: Crystal Kauer (989)792-6874

  • Cycling Group

    Contact: Linda Ackerman (989)781-2961
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  • Knitting Group feature Knitting Group

    Contact: Barb Weadock (989)792-8839

  • Games Group

    Contact: Ted McLaughlin (989)790-9587

  • Mah Jongg Group

    Contact:Catherine Young (989)327-1050

  • Lunch Group

    Contact: Rita Grasso (989)781-4725

  • Bridge Group

    Contact: Alice Webster(989)684-7802 Matt Skowronski (989)684-6402

  • Theatre Group

    Contact: Bonnie Rowell (989)799-3102

  • Choral Singing Group

    Contact: Rose Kohut (989)790-1883

  • Ping Pong Group

    Contact: Carol Lagalo (989)752-9857,

  • Cross Country Skiing Group

    Contact: Karol Walker (989)689-0282

  • Kayaking Group

    Contact: Dan Dauer (989)753-6038

  • Current Events Group

    Contact: Carol Gohm (989)574-5862

  • Slow & Easy Bike Group

    Contact: Vicki Shrope

  • Buddhist Psychology Group

    Contact: Dr. Eric DeVos

  • Readers Theatre

    Contact: Rose Kohut 989)790-1883

  • Pickleball Group

    Contact: Pam Hendrick (989)793-1179

How to Start an Interest Group

From time to time we hear that our members would like an Interest Group on a given topic. The first step of the process is to find a group leader.  This is the person who communicates with the group members, and works with the OLLI office to secure a meeting place. If you are interested in leading a group, or want to learn more about the process, contact Jo Brownlie at (989)964-4310 or email her at