Courses and Clubs - Coastal Carolina University
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Current OLLI Courses

OLLI@CCU takes great pride in the classes that we offer each year. Each course is taught by an instructor who is experienced in the material being presented (view OLLI instructor bios »). The current catalog is filled with dozens of courses that include subjects such as art, history, science and personal growth.

 OLLI Summer 2020 Online Catalog

 

 

Suggestions 

If you have suggestions about courses, excursions, or other OLLI programming, please send us an email to let us know your thoughts.

OLLI Clubs

 

American Sign Language Club, J. Milliren

This club is designed for those who have completed beginner ASL or who have some basic understanding of ASL. Club members will expand their vocabulary as well as their communication skills through conversational signing. No materials required. Fri., CEC

Book Club, E. Elliott

Meets year-round on the second Monday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. to discuss works selected by the group. Book selections are listed on the website and in the e-newsletter. Mon., CEC

Classic Book Club, J. Adams

This is a classic books group that meets year-round on the first Thursday of the month from 2-4 p.m. Book selections are listed on the website and in the e-newsletter. Thurs, LEC

Colored Pencil Art Practice Club, L. Graves

This weekly club will bring together people who enjoy working on their colored pencil projects but who need the time carved out by a club to allow themselves to do so. We are open to anyone who has worked with this medium. Club members supply their own materials. Thurs., CEC

Colored Pencil Painting Club, N. Gordon

This club will meet weekly to encourage artists and support their evolving works. Members will feel free to ask questions of each other and learn from each other through regular critiques. Fri., LEC

Contemporary Book Club, M. Fister

This is a contemporary books club that meets year-round on the fourth Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Book selections are listed on the website and in the e-newsletter. Mon., LEC

Current Events Club, B. Poirier

A two-hour discussion of world events and their impact held normally on the second Wednesday of the month. Wed., LEC

Dining Club Central, K. Montgomery, S. Rudesill

Members of the dining club will meet for dinner at local restaurants once a month. The club will generally meet in restaurants from Conway to Restaurant Row to Surfside Beach. Members are expected to RSVP by the date asked and order from the menu. Mon.

Dining Club North, S. Granger

Members of the dining club will meet for dinner at local restaurants once a month. Members are expected to RSVP by the date asked and order from the menu. Thurs.

Fiber Arts Club, Dolores Dunnington

Members will be introduced or can expand their knowledge in areas of yarn arts: crochet, knit, yarn fibers, techniques, reading patterns, tools, and resource materials. Preserve the history of fiber arts while encouraging new design training opportunities and related topics. Beginners and experienced artists welcome. Thurs., LEC

Fun and Games Club, K. Szepanski

Join your OLLI friends for various board and card games. This is a no-stress zone filled with laughing and good times. Absolutely no experience needed; game rules are explained prior to play. Wed., CEC

Gardening in the South, A. Lampley

There is no prerequisite to participate in the gardening club. You may listen to guest speakers, exchange plants, learn about gardening events in the area, take field trips, and learn more about plants appropriate to this area of South Carolina. Wed., CEC; Tues., LEC

Georgetown Lunch Bunch, V. Berry

We will meet for lunch at Georgetown restaurants once a month. Enjoy the local restaurants. Afterward, wander up and down the quaint downtown, shopping if you wish, or walk along the Harborwalk, taking in the sights including local wildlife and the boats anchored in the harbor. Fri.

Gilles Bridge Society, K. Burroughs

This is a progressive rubber bridge group. Each player contributes 50 cents at each meeting to provide prize money. The format is unique for social bridge in that the same partner is retained throughout the evening and penalties for slow play are mitigated. Individuals without partners are welcome. The society has no affiliation with a national organization. Thurs., CEC

Investor Education Club, R. Unger

Learn about the different kinds of financial investments, as well as the risks and rewards associated with each. Club participants will be better able to construct an investment portfolio designed to meet their specific objectives and/or more intelligently work with a financial adviser in structuring their investment strategies. Tues., LEC

Mahjongg Club, S. Hargis/ C. Meldrum

This once-a-month club is for experienced players and beginning players of American rules mahjongg. You will need to bring your own card. If you have a mahjongg set, please bring it. The logistics of play will be reviewed at the first meeting. Beginning players will receive instruction. Tues., LEC; Fri., CEC

Spanish Club, L. Greene

Club members will generate discussion topics related to Spanish language and culture for all levels from basic to advanced conversational Spanish. Fri., CEC

Tai Chi Practice Club, L. DeLuca and S. Rudesill

This class is designed as a practice session for those already familiar with the 108 moves of Taoist tai chi and want to practice the entire set of movements with a group. Tues./Thurs., CEC

Tai Chi Practice Club, M. Scott

This class is designed as a practice session for those already familiar with the 108 moves of Taoist tai chi. Enjoy the encouragement of a group setting in a one hour session twice a week. Tues./Thurs., LEC

World Affairs Club, S. Baalbaki

This club allows members to learn about current affairs and world events through discussion, presentations, or guest speakers. You may attend any meeting of the club, but must register for the special events. Wed., CEC

Writers’ Club, A. McKay

The Litchfield Writers’ Club provides a weekly opportunity for people to submit work they’ve written to have other members offer feedback on its strengths and weaknesses. Thurs., LEC