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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are groups centered around a shared interest of members.  Each SIG is different, depending on its focus, but all can provide learning opportunities and  social experiences.  Almost any topic can work!  Ideas from other OLLIs throughout the United States: writing groups, knitting, crafts, book groups, gardening, genealogy, baseball, jazz, singing, sharing recipes, etc.SIGs grow, develop, and are sustained by the active participation and commitment of its own members.  If you are interested in starting a SIG, review the General Information below and complete a SIG Proposal Form.  Once established, your SIG will be listed, with the contact information, on this page so that members can join!


SIGs General Info

Guidelines for Facilitating a SIG

SIGS Proposal

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Special Interest Group (SIG) SIG Description Contact Person Contact Information
Boys Night Out Poker

Card players would meet any Monday night  (around 7:00pm).  Dealer's choice for games of poker. 
Contact Tony and he will arrange the first night out.

Anthony Parlatore 

Plein Air Painters Plein Air Painters would meet during the nice weather to paint or draw in the morning in and around Stony Brook, Setauket, and Port Jefferson. Any mediums can be used; materials and set ups are by participants. Although there will not be instruction, what naturally occurs is artists commenting on works in progress in an informal way. The group wll jointly decide on how frequently to meet, as well as the day and location, and the option of bringing lunches.  Contact Andrea and she will arrange the first meeting. Andrea Moon



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 Fran Leiboff