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OLLI Connect Explore Expand (CEE) Groups are intended to offer a smaller and more hands-on-experience than traditional OLLI classes. The size and nature of the groups will vary depending on the preferences of the members. They will be lead and maintained by OLLI members. 

Thank you to our OLLI CEE Committee: Doug Burroughs, Beth Gottlieb, Gail Martin, Kay Simmons, Linda Brooks, Randi Lee Young and Mary Raffety!

If you would like to sign up and participate, please email   with the specified group you are interested in! The CEE group leader will contact those members interested in participating.  We also appreciate your suggestions for future group ideas.


OLLI Culinary Explorations Group - This group will be led by Randi Lee Young and Mary Raffety. The group will be dining out at area restaurants together.

Come join in as we continue the year’s lunch outings with the restaurants listed below for fall!

Fri, Nov 13, 12:45 Biscuit Love, 316 11th Ave, 37203

Mon, Nov 23, 11:30 Butchertown Hall, 1416 4th Ave N, 37208

If you would like to participate with the Restaurant Review Group, please email us at . Please see the attached comments for OLLI's members reviews of the restaurants the group has visited.

 All The King's Men book cover

OLLI Book Club  - This group will be led by Kay Simmons.  The group will be meeting the first Monday of each month from 12-1 pmThe May and June meetings will be held at St. George's Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Road in their upstairs Conference Room.

The next Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, December 7th.
The group will be discussing  American Nations, a history of our country's eleven American nations according to author and reporter Colin Woodard.

The following meeting will be held on Monday, January 4th. The group will be discussing All the King's Men, a classic novel by Robert Penn Warren.

Members can also utilize their Vanderbilt Barnes & Noble 10% discount in purchasing books!  To sign up for the OLLI book club, please email us at