Interest Groups

OLLI at WVU has that meet on an ongoing basis. OLLI Interest Groups are open to all OLLI members. 

Yarn Arts  

Join your fellow OLLI members to share ideas, patterns, and workshop information and to support each other in knitting, crocheting, needle-point, and other yarn and thread arts.

Mondays, 12:45 PM to 2:30 PM, Morgantown

Mon River New Horizons Band

The organization’s motto, “It’s never too late,” means that one is never too old to make music. Founded in 2016, the MonRiver New Horizons Band gives OLLI members the opportunity to explore the joy of making music. Whether you once played a band instrument but did not continue later in life or never played before, the New Horizons Band will help you tap into the music within.

Course Materials: Essential Elements Method book and music stand. Participants must also provide their own instrument.

Mondays, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Morgantown

Afternoon Walking Group

Walks are held on Monday afternoons at 3:00 p.m., beginning behind Automax in Morgantown, and on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., meeting behind Kroger in Sabraton. Two other walks are usually scheduled during the week as well and announced through email. Times and places vary. OLLI members Kelly Yonta and Susan Lewis coordinate the group.

Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Morgantown


Join OLLI members for a monthly, leisurely walk on various trails around Charleston. Participants must be able to complete a walk up to 3 miles in 90 minutes. Trails will be decided by the group via an email chat the week prior. Dogs on leashes welcome.

First Tuesday of every Month 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Charleston

Campus Club Evening Book Discussion

Believing that a good book is one that encourages a good discussion, the evening group tries to read an eclectic variety of books: novels, non-fiction, biography, etc. Books are suggested by members and the group tries to have books lined up two to three months in advance. Discussion of the book is always followed by social time to encourage friendship and catch up! New members are welcome and new voices appreciated.

Second Tuesday of every Month, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Zoom

Campus Club Morning Book Discussion

Members of the Morning Book Discussion give input into the selection of books and create a list from the suggestions. The following criteria are used for the selection: at least one non-fiction choice, consideration of local or regional authors, stories with West Virginia ties, recommendations from members who have read a book or reviews of books, and current “buzz” about a book. New members are always welcome.

Third Tuesday of every Month, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Zoom

Twilight Trivia

Grab a beverage and some snacks, settle into a comfy chair with your laptop, tablet, or smart phone, and test your knowledge of trivia, and the trivial, against your fellow OLLI members during our monthly virtual game night! This game is open to all members, and is played over Zoom.

Third Tuesday of every Month, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Zoom

Walking Outdoors with Campus Club

The Walking Group meets at various rail trail locations in the community for a one-hour, three-mile round trip walk. Trails are generally level or have gradual elevation and the group is careful to avoid the downtown trail area due to traffic. Recognizing that some members walk faster than others, the groups may spread out in twos and threes to encourage and support each other.

Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Morgantown

Let’s Do Lunch!

This group meets once a month to enjoy each other’s company while dining at local restaurants. Past lunch spots have included Terra Café, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Iron Horse Tavern, The Pines, Sargasso’s, and Ali Baba’s. Suggestions of some place new are welcome. Participants pay for their own meals. Restaurants are chosen from suggestions by participants at an organizational meeting to be held in early September.

Second Thursday of every Month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Morgantown

Yarn Arts, Charleston  

Join your fellow OLLI members to share ideas, patterns, and workshop information and to support each other in knitting, crocheting, needle-point, and other yarn and thread arts.

, Charleston

Opera Interest Group