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October 4, 2019

OLLI NOTES October 4, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.

THIS WEEK! Dr. Ruby Morgan, pianist and Furman Professor Emeritus, will present A Romantic Interlude on Tuesday, October 8, 3:15-3:45, in Manly Lobby at the Herring Center. Enjoy romantic and romantic-style selections performed on our beautiful grand piano. Free! Reservations helpful—sign up in the OLLI office.

We often hear from you regarding your appreciation for the learning experience provided at OLLI. One of the best ways to show that appreciation is to avoid class disruptions. Arriving late or getting up during a lecture is distracting to both the instructor and fellow classmates. Emergencies are unavoidable; however please plan to come to class prior to its start and stay until the break. Also, while we know that you might be eager to “find a place” in your class, please do not go into the class meeting before in order to do so. Thank you for your help in creating an environment in which our instructors and students can get the most of out of the time together!

OLLI’s Social Committee has some fun social events planned this fall! Go ahead and mark your calendar.
Let’s Play Bunco! Join in at the Herring Center on Fri, Oct 25, 2-4 p.m. for bunco, treat style snacks, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages, along with plenty of laughter! Bunco is a dice game that requires no skill, knowledge or strategy, just pure luck. Tables will change after each round to encourage mingling and meeting new friends, so wear your nametag. You may even win a prize! The winner of the 1st Annual OLLI Carved and Decorated Pumpkin Contest will be announced at the Bunco event. So get your creativity flowing to design and enter your pumpkin (real or faux) on Mon, Oct 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Manly Lobby! Voting will begin on Tues, Oct 22 to conclude Fri, Oct 25, 2 p.m. and ALL OLLI members are encouraged to vote (one vote per member, please) Prizes will be awarded to the two winning entries.

Help a Furman student! OLLI members have worked with Dr. Michelle Horhota, Associate Dean for Mentoring and Advising, to develop a mentoring program for Furman students. The initial test was very successful for students and mentors! We are ready to expand the program with your help. Your experiences in careers, travel, and college majors are helpful to students who are making important life decisions. If you would like to serve as a mentor, email Nancy. Time commitment is minimal, with long-lasting benefits !

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Aqua Zumba class on Monday, October 14 will be cancelled (due to Furman fall break).

Furman University Women’s Basketball Coach, Jackie Carson, will be the guest speaker in Bob Dwyer’s He Said, She Said class on Tuesday, October 8 at 1:30 p.m. in HC110. The class topic with be “Title IX Today” and its impact on women’s athletics. Seating is limited. Please sign up in the OLLI office.

Sleep specialist Dr. June Pilcher from Clemson University will speak to the Science of Aging class on Fri, Oct 18 from 9-10:30 a.m., HC004. There is limited space to invite guests to attend. Sign-up in the OLLI office.

There is room for YOU in BTE Lynching: An American Horror Story on Fri, Oct 11, 1 p.m. Sign up in the OLLI office.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch & Learn Tuesday! Your Voice, Your Vote with Lawson Whitley, president, League of Women Voters, Greenville County. Bring your lunch and enjoy on October 1, 12:30-1:20 in HC110.

OLLI Members and Artists are encouraged to join the Open Studios SIG on Fridays, 12:30-3:00 in HC005. Share your interest in art and work on current projects! Questions? Contact Paula Winiski or Peg Carroll.

The Upstate Mediation Center, a non-profit organization providing quality, mediation services to individuals, families, and businesses in conflict, is
seeking volunteers to assist with Family Court mediation. Training is provided. Learn more at the Community Volunteering SIG, Wed, Oct 16 12:20- 1:20 HC105.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Furman Theater presents the musical Pippin beginning October 16, 7:30 p.m. continuing through October 27 at 3:00 p.m. Visit the website HERE to buy tickets or purchase at the Playhouse Box Office.

Fall for Greenville is coming October 10-13. Furman is asking for volunteers to help out in the Furman tent. Volunteers work a minimum of 2 hours and will receive a sheet of meal tickets for the festival. Wear your purple! Time slots are October 12, 11:00-8:00 p.m. and October 13, Noon-6:00 p.m. Interested? Email Furman Alumni or call Theresa Cureton at 864.294.3464.

Furman Basketball will return to downtown Greenville during the 2019-20 season with four “Weekends at the Well” games at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on December 14, January 11, and February 22. VISIT HERE for more information. GO DINS!!

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
Annual Guild of the Greenville Symphony Tour of Homes 2019 will feature Eastside Elegance on October 4-6 Fri & Sat 10-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Advance tickets $25, Tour Day Tickets $30. Visit ONLINE.

Annual Aunt Het Quilt Show will be held Oct 5-6, 9-5 p.m. Sat and Noon-4 p.m. Sun. @ the Fountain Inn Activity Center. Visit the Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild ONLINE to learn more. Admission for the event is $5.

FREE Flu Shot! Prisma Health is offering a drive-thru clinic for Adults Only on Tues, Oct 8, 3:30-7 p.m., Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest. Please have your upper arm accessible, as you will remain in your car.

What Halloween would be complete without spiders and their creepy webs? On Thurs, Oct 10, 7 p.m. The Greenville Zoo lecture series will offer Clemson University Professor and Entimologist Dr. Eric Benson’s presentation Spiders: Misunderstood Creatures to allay the fears and misunderstandings surrounding these beautiful creatures, while highlighting their many benefits. FREE, register HERE!

Carolina Music Museum will present pianist, Shuko Watanabe for a performance and lecture on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Visit the Website HERE for more information. This is a free performance, but reservations are required. Please call 864-520-8807 to reserve your seats. The museum is currently featuring the exhibit; Trumpets Weird and Wonderful. Check out this selection of historic brass instruments!
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, the Peace Center is sharing with us a special $10 offer for Harlem 100 on Mon, Oct 14, time TBA. This new show is unique blend of a live jazz band, esteemed jazz vocalists and an outstanding tap dancer. Use code SENIOR to access tickets and save, click here.

The American History Book Club and Furman University invites you to Leadership: A Story of the American Presidency, with Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian, Thurs, Oct 17 at the Greenville Country Club. Signing 5:30-6 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $50. Reserve via EMAIL or call 294-2173.
The Greenville Chorale will be joined by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and guest soloists Kathryn Knauer, soprano, Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo, Grant Knox, Tenor, and David Parker, bass-baritone in a performance of the Bach “Magnificat in D” and the Mozart “Requiem” on Sat, Oct 19, 8 p.m. at the Peace Center. Bing Vick, OLLI member-teacher, is in his 39th season as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Chorale. Discounted tickets for OLLI members are available in the OLLI Office for $36.

Enjoy the American Chamber Players at the Music on Sundays concert series at the Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville) Sun., Oct. 27, 3 p.m. Tickets are $20; order here or at the door.

Snippet from Sally…Greetings from Denver! I’ve been reading about the Denver OLLI which is one of the 124 OLLI programs found at colleges from Maine to Hawaii and Alaska. How different and yet the same! At Denver, as at Furman, members come from diverse locations and professions and share a desire to stay intellectually active. However, we have our beautiful Herring Center and in Denver some classes are taught on campus while others are conducted at four offsite church locations. Aren’t we lucky here in Greenville?!?!?

September 27, 2019

OLLI NOTES September 27, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.

Celebrate the International Day of Peace on Tues, Oct. 1 at 3:15 in HC110 with Akan Malici, Furman professor of Politics and International Affairs. Many of us yearn for inner peace in our chaotic world. Dr. Malici will help us in that quest with his talk on Paths to Peace: Beyond the Guises of Our Nationalism. A concert by Rick McDaniel’s Native American Flutes will open the presentation. Sign up in the office.

As part of the International Day of Peace observance, YOU are invited to share your peace-themed poetry, photographs and other art works on the Peace Wall. Our OLLI family would love to see and hear your inspirations, visions of inner peace and peace in our community. Please leave your submission in the “Peace” basket in Heidi’s office by Oct. 15. 8×10” max. If you’d prefer no thumbtacks in the item, please provide mat.
The current OLLI parking sticker is an octagon. If you have not purchased your 2019-20 parking sticker, they are available for $10 in the OLLI office. As the office begins to enter the decal information, you may receive an email from Parking@furman.edu. This is an automatic email that you can ignore. The decal you receive, at the time that you purchase, is the only decal that is required. Once you pay in the OLLI office, you receive your parking decal and do not need anything else. Questions about parking? Contact Alise Brown.

The Travel Committee needs your input! Did you know that more than 15 OLLI members have committed themselves to researching and planning wonderful trips for OLLI members to enjoy? The OLLI Travel Committee is looking at trips ranging from day trips to 10-day international trips. Your feedback is needed to help determine what trips to explore and offer for OLLI members to enjoy. If you are interested in traveling with OLLI, please take 5 minutes and complete this survey. We can’t wait to get going!

Help a Furman student! OLLI members have worked with Dr. Michelle Horhota, Associate Dean for Mentoring and Advising, to develop a mentoring program for Furman students. The initial test was very successful for students and mentors! We are ready to expand the program with your help. Your experiences in careers, travel, and college majors are helpful to students who are making important life decisions. If you would like to serve as a mentor for a Furman student, please email Nancy Kennedy. The time commitment is minimal, but the benefits are long-lasting!

We hope you take notice of our newly cleaned carpets in the upstairs of the Herring Center. We think the carpets look great, and we need your help in maintaining their bright new look. Help us keep costs down by bringing your coffee cup with a lid from home. You are also welcome to purchase a reusable OLLI coffee cup in the OLLI Office for $12. If using one of the disposable coffee cups, please use a lid. In case of a spill, please report it to the office, so we may clean up and keep our carpet stain-free.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
PAH858 Quilting with Precuts will not meet on September 30.
RPH990 Eight Steps to Happiness will not meet on September 30.
ACLM225 Ernest Hemingway will not meet on October 3.

OLLI Members are invited to attend HIS691 He Said, She Said on Tuesday, October 8. The class topic with be “Title IX Today” with Instructor Bob Dwyer and special guest, Jackie Carson, Furman University Women’s Basketball Coach. Sign up in the OLLI office.

Sleep specialist Dr. June Pilcher from Clemson University will be speaking to the Science of Aging class on Friday, October 18 from 9:00 to 10:30 in room #HC004. There is limited space to invite guests to attend the lecture. Sign-up in the OLLI office.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch & Learn Tuesday! A Brief History of Theater in Greenville with Allen McCalla, Executive Artistic Director, Greenville Theater. Bring your lunch and enjoy on October 1, 12:30-1:20 in HC110.

Dr. Ruby Morgan, pianist and Furman Professor Emeritus, will present A Romantic Interlude on Tuesday, October 8, 3:15-3:45, in Manly Lobby at the Herring Center. Enjoy romantic and romantic-style selections performed on our beautiful grand piano. Free! Reservations helpful—sign up in the OLLI office.

We can Help You Help Others with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests. Come visit with us at the Community Volunteering SIG on Wed., Oct. 2 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. in HC105 to learn about opportunities with 27 agencies / organizations. Visit ONLINE or contact Tom Nowlin for more information about the Personal & Community Engagement (PCE) Initiative.

Celebrate National Spinning and Weaving Week! The Spin Your Own Yarn SIG is planning an event at the Travelers Rest’s Gazebo on Friday, Oct. 11, Noon -3 p.m. The event will include displaying of the members’ works, while also demonstrating weaving and spinning.

OLLI Members and Artists are encouraged to join the Open Studios SIG on Fridays, 12:30-3:00 in HC005. Share your interest in art and work on current projects! Questions? Contact Paula Winiski or Peg Carroll.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Furman Music Hartness Organ Series will present Grammy award-winning organist and Professor of Organ at Juilliard School of Music, Paul Jacobs on Tues, Oct 1, 8 p.m., in Daniel Memorial Chapel. VISIT the Jacobs website for information. OLLI discounted tickets are $15 LINK HERE.

Celebrate Dick Riley and the 20th Anniversary of the Riley Institute! Join in on October 3, 5:30 p.m. in Younts Conference Center for a celebration of Dick Riley (free admission), followed by a party on Cherrydale Lawn to celebrate the 20th anniversary including a BBQ and oyster roast with music from the legendary Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues ($60 per person). Click here to register by October 2 . Tickets available at the event, based on availability. The Institute will tell stories of impact throughout the year. If you have a story to tell about your experience with Dick Riley or the Riley Institute, please share it.

Fall for Greenville is coming October 10-13. Furman is asking for volunteers to help out in the Furman tent. Volunteers work a minimum of 2 hours and will receive a sheet of meal tickets for the festival. Wear your purple! Time slots are October 12, 11:00-8:00 p.m. and October 13, Noon-6:00 p.m. Interested? Email Furman Alumni or call Theresa Cureton at 864.294.3464

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
Enjoy marvelous cuisine at the Turkish Food Fest on Sept 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Greenville Tech hosted by the Istanbul Cultural Center. Visit the website HERE for more information.

The 3rd Annual United Housing Connections FOREver Home Charity Classic Golf Tournament will raise awareness and funds to support those with chronic homelessness and suffering mental illness in the Upstate on Tues, Oct 1, at the Preserve (Embassy Suites) on Verdae Blvd. in Greenville. For information contact Sue Reindorp via email or call 864-414-6972. All funds raised support the Church Street Place Project.

Annual Guild of the Greenville Symphony Tour of Homes 2019 will feature Eastside Elegance on October 4-6 Fri & Sat 10-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Advance tickets $25, Tour Day Tickets $30. Visit ONLINE or call
(864) 370-0965 for more information. Volunteers are needed and will receive a FREE ticket for a symphony performance of choice. Contact Nancie Cheskey at 864-905-2667 to volunteer!

The American History Book Club and Furman University cordially invite you to Leadership: A Story of the American Presidency, with Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian, on Thursday, October 17 at the Greenville Country Club. Book signing 5:30-6 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Make your reservation by emailing Nancy Liebezeit or calling 864-294-2173.

Snippet from Sally… Have you tried out the fabulous new bench sitting right outside the front door at the Herring Center? I understand it is the result of several of the “bus-riding folks” expressing a wish for just such a bench. I encourage you to try it out! Every time I’ve stopped for a moment I’ve met a new friend and have been reminded that “Life is like a box of chocolates…”

September 20, 2019

OLLI NOTES September 20, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.

Today, September 20, is the last day to drop classes and receive a refund. If you drop a class and switch to another, there is no fee. If you drop a class without replacing it, there is a $10 processing fee.

Get Connected! Follow us on Facebook for updates or post your OLLI photos to Instagram at #furmanolli.

The Travel Committee needs your input! Did you know that more than 15 OLLI members have committed themselves to researching and planning wonderful trips for OLLI members to enjoy? The OLLI Travel Committee is looking at trips ranging from day trips to 10-day international trips. Your feedback is needed to help determine what trips to explore and offer for OLLI members to enjoy. If you are interested in traveling with OLLI, please take 5 minutes and complete this survey. We can’t wait to get going!

Callout for Transcontinental Railroad Class Winter Term 2020 Instructor, Matt Hermes is interested in speaking to any OLLI member who has a family history which includes the railroad or U.S. homestead/land grant acts and would be willing to contribute stories that may be included in the class. Contact Matt via EMAIL or at (404)729-0758.

Thank you to all who attended the Straight Talk lecture series, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman. We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to examine the rise in populist nationalism in the U.S. and globally. If you are interested in reviewing any of these sessions or would like to share with others, the three StraightTalk sessions have been uploaded to the Riley Institute YouTube channel and organized into a playlist at the following LINK.

It is time for Fall Football!! Do not miss the OLLI@Furman Tailgate and Football Outing! Come support Furman Football Sat., Sept. 28, @ 11 a.m. Tailgate / 1 p.m. Kick-Off, Furman Paladins Vs. ETSU. Game Ticket and Tailgate is $45/pp and includes reserved ticket to the game, southern pregame tailgate on Paladin Green from Tommy’s Ham House, parking pass for the Chapel Lot and a Furman Paladins victory scarf. For those interested, Tailgate Only is $20/pp and includes a southern pregame tailgate on Paladin Green from Tommy’s Ham House. OLLI seating will be in the purple section and Tailgate will be on Paladin Green (the lawn in the middle of campus). This is the perfect way to experience Furman Football! Purchase tickets through the OLLI @ Furman Football Ticket Website Deadline is September 23! Questions? Contact the office at 864.294.2998. Go Dins!

Earlier this week, Dr. Brandon Inabinet, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, presented at the OLLI Lunch and Learn on fake news. Many requested more information. Here are some links he suggested for you to learn more about media bias, Facebook, and fake news.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
HFE562 Yoga for the Optimal You will not meet on September 23.
HFE517 T’ai Chi will not meet October 1.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch & Learn Tuesday! Bring your lunch and enjoy Greenville County: Planning for the Future with Paula Gucker, Greenville County Administrator for Community Planning on Sept 24, 12:30-1:20 in HC110.

Celebrate National Spinning and Weaving Week! The Spin Your Own Yarn SIG is planning an event at the Travelers Rest’s Gazebo on Friday, Oct 11th, Noon -3 p.m. The event will include displaying of the members’ works, while also demonstrating weaving and spinning.

Congratulations to OLLI Members, Frank Erk, Linda Hosek, Brenda Hill, Ali van den Broek, and Gordon Dohm, who all had art pieces accepted in the Inaugural Juried Artshow at West Main Artists Co-op, Spartanburg. This show opens Sept 21 at 6:00 p.m. Visit the website HERE for information.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Furman alumnus Chuck Dillard, professor of collaborative piano at Portland State University and mezzo-soprano Page Stephens will present a recital of vocal music on Wed, Sept 25 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The program features a new song cycle, The White Album, by Furman composer Mark Kilstofte. Admission is FREE. A terrific opportunity for fans of music and/or poetry, whether French or American!

Furman Mens’ Soccer VS. Clemson This BIG match will be on the pitch Sept 24 @ 7 p.m., Stone Stadium
Come out and cheer on the Paladins! Visit the website HERE for tickets and details.

Furman Music Hartness Organ Series will present Grammy award-winning organist and Professor of Organ at Juilliard School of Music, Paul Jacobs on Tues, Oct 1, 8 p.m., in Daniel Memorial Chapel. VISIT the Jacobs website for information. OLLI discounted tickets are $15 LINK HERE.

Celebrate Dick Riley and the 20th Anniversary of the Riley Institute! Join in on October 3, 5:30 p.m. in Younts Conference Center for a celebration of Dick Riley (free admission), followed by a party on Cherrydale Lawn to celebrate the 20th anniversary including a BBQ and oyster roast with music from the legendary Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues ($60 per person). Click here to register by September 25. The Institute will be telling stories of impact throughout the year. If you have a story to tell about your experience with Dick Riley or the Riley Institute, please share it.

Fall for Greenville is coming October 10-13. Furman is asking for volunteers to help out in the Furman tent. Volunteers would work a minimum of 2 hours and will receive a sheet of meal tickets for the festival. Wear your purple! Time slots are October 12, 11:00-8:00 p.m. and October 13, Noon-6:00 p.m. Interested? Email Furman Alumni or call Theresa Cureton at 864.294.3464

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
Science on Tap Tues, Sept 24 6:30-7:45 p.m. @ Coffee Underground, Greenville will present A Decade of Development: Clinical Driving Simulators. FREE! Johnell Brooks, Department of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University. Come early to purchase beverages or snack. Follow the LINK for information.

Enjoy marvelous cuisine at the Turkish Food Fest on Sept 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Greenville Tech hosted by the Istanbul Cultural Center. Visit the website HERE for more information.

The 3rd Annual United Housing Connections FOREver Home Charity Classic Golf Tournament will raise awareness and funds to support those with chronic homelessness and suffering mental illness in the Upstate on Tues, Oct 1, at the Preserve (Embassy Suites) on Verdae Blvd. in Greenville. For information contact Sue Reindorp via email or call 864-414-6972. All funds raised support the Church Street Place Project.
We can Help You Help Others with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests. Come visit with us at the Community Volunteering SIG on Wed., Oct. 2nd 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. in HC105 to learn about opportunities with 27 agencies / organizations. Visit ONLINE or contact Tom Nowlin for more information about the Personal & Community Engagement (PCE) Initiative.

Annual Guild of the Greenville Symphony Tour of Homes 2019 will feature Eastside Elegance on October 4-6 Fri & Sat 10-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Advance tickets $25, Tour Day Tickets $30. Visit ONLINE or call
(864) 370-0965 for more information. Volunteers are needed and will receive a FREE ticket for a symphony performance of choice. Contact Nancie Cheskey at 864-905-2667 to volunteer!
Annual Aunt Het Quilt Show will be held Oct 5-6, 9-5 p.m. Sat and Noon-4 p.m. Sun. @ the Fountain Inn Activity Center. Visit the Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild ONLINE to learn more. Admission for the event is $5.

Snippet from Sally… Is that stuffed puppy in the lobby not the cutest thing as he sits there beckoning us all to the Furman@OLLI Tailgate? Big thanks to Naomi Downing and her Social Committee for their clever invitation! My weather app promises a beautiful sunny day! Hope to see you there! Go Dins!

September 13, 2019

OLLI NOTES September 13, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.

Have you seen the new edition of OLLILife? If not, check out our new quarterly magazine here. Thanks to editor, Sue Renault, and her team of contributors for putting together a terrific issue! Copies in the office

Special OLLI@Furman Tailgate and Football Outing! Come support Furman Football Sat., Sept. 28, @ 11 a.m. Tailgate / 1 p.m. Kick-Off, Furman Paladins Vs. ETSU. Game Ticket and Tailgate is $45/pp and includes reserved ticket to the game, southern pregame tailgate on Paladin Green from Tommy’s Ham House, parking pass for the Chapel Lot and a Furman Paladins victory scarf. For those interested, Tailgate Only is $20/pp and includes a southern pregame tailgate on Paladin Green from Tommy’s Ham House. OLLI seating will be in the purple section and Tailgate will be on Paladin Green (the lawn in the middle of campus). This is the perfect way to experience Furman Football! Purchase tickets through the OLLI @ Furman Football Ticket Website Tailgate Only Tickets are available in the Office. Deadline is September 21! Questions? Contact the office at 864.294.2998. Go Dins!

Callout for Transcontinental Railroad Class Winter Term 2020 Instructor, Matt Hermes is interested in speaking to any OLLI member who has a family history which includes the railroad or U.S. homestead/land grant acts and would be willing to contribute stories that may be included in the class. Contact Matt via EMAIL or at (404)729-0758.

Glass Recycling at Furman University will no longer be available. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 21, all glass should be placed in the trash bins (not the recycling bins). This is important because if glass is placed in with the single stream recycling (blue bins), it will contaminate our recycling stream and then that recycling will be landfilled.

Welcome Back to the Marvin Book Nook! Special thanks to all of our volunteers who have been hard at work keeping the Book Nook in fine shape for all Olli members. As a new semester begins please take advantage of the wonderful selection of books available. Keep them as long as you like. If you are returning or donating books, please do not shelve them. There is a basket in the Book Nook for returns and donations. If you have books to donate, please read the guidelines for book donations.
Books should be in good condition with no mildew, ripped pages, or torn bindings.
We do not accept any health related, diet or medical books.
DVDs, Books on Tape, and CDs are welcome but please no VHS tapes.
We receive many donations and cannot accommodate all in the space we have. Our volunteers are trained to keep our shelves current with a broad selection of books represented. No book goes to waste! Books that are rotated off our shelves are donated to the Greenville Literacy Association. We hope you will continue to enjoy the Book Nook. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please leave your name at the office. All are welcome!

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch & Learn Tuesday Bring your lunch box and enjoy Fake New:The Impact and What to Do with Brandon Inabinet, professor of Communications Studies, Furman University on Sept 17, 12:30-1:20 in HC110.

Celebrate the International Day of Peace on Tues, Oct. 1st at 3:15 in HC110 with Akan Malici, Furman professor of Politics and International Affairs. Many of us yearn for inner peace in our chaotic world. Dr. Malici will help us in that quest with his talk on Paths to Peace: Beyond the Guises of Our Nationalism. A concert by Rick McDaniel’s Native American Flutes will open the presentation. Sign up in the office. YOU are invited to share your peace-themed poetry, photographs and other art works on the Peace Wall. Our OLLI family would love to see and hear your inspirations, visions of inner peace and peace in our community and our world. Please leave your submission in the “Peace” basket in Heidi’s office by Oct. 15th. Include your contact info. Approx. 8×10” max. If you’d prefer no thumbtack marks in the item, please provide mat or backing.

The Meditation SIG will meet in HC003 for the Fall term on Wednesdays, beginning September 11, 10:15-10:35. The format is silent guided meditation usually from meditation websites. Participants are encouraged to share such meditations. Please email Liz Kelley or (410) 905-6505 with any questions.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
OLLI members can enjoy the Furman Dining Hall for just $6 with your OLLI nametag. This discount is available Mon-Fri (you’ll pay full price on weekends). Please note that there are no University classes scheduled from 12:20- 1:30 p.m. on Mon, Wed, or Fri, therefore lines are long. You may still visit during these times, but it may be beneficial if you can adjust your schedule to dine.

Furman Department of Music will host the Dave Pietro Quintet Fri, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall.

The Furman Psychology Department is looking for volunteers to participate in our newest study. They are seeking adults’ opinions about interpersonal interactions through an online survey. Participants can complete the survey in about 30 minutes from home. Email Monika S if you are interested.

Under the direction of Professors Jay Bocook, Director of Athletic Bands, and Sue Samuels, Director of Bands, the Band Extravaganza on September 20, 8:00 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium offers a preview of the band’s 2019 field show as well as crowd favorites. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students at the door.

Furman Mens’ Soccer VS. Clemson This BIG match will be on the pitch Sept 24 @ 7 p.m., Stone Stadium
Come out and cheer on the Paladins! Visit the website HERE for tickets and details.

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
Furman University will host the 10th Annual Indie Craft Parade, a curated makers’ market that brings together some of the South’s best handmade talent on Sept 13, 6-9 p.m. at Timmons Arena. VISIT ONLINE for info!

The Carolina Music Museum will present the exhibit Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful – Utley Brass Collection beginning on Fri, Sept 13. Tickets are $6. Visit the CMM website for information HERE!
Temple of Israel presents Music on Sundays. The outstanding Cuban-Afro-Caribbean quartet, Salsa Shark will perform Sept 15 @ 3:00 p.m. Season or single concert tickets are available. Visit ONLINE for information.

The Peace Center has a Senior Offer for a special one-night event on Mon, Sept 16 welcoming NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins for National Geographic Live: Exploring Mars. Follow the LINK for information.

Lunchbox Learning at the Upcountry History Museum on Wed, Sept 18 @ Noon, Behind the Looking Glass: the Life and Times of Lewis Carroll. Join us as we welcome Clemson University English Professor David Coombs. Dr. Coombs will speak on the life and times of author Lewis Carroll, including how Carroll’s work in mathematics and philosophy informed Alice’s story.

Community Volunteer Opportunity! There are still spots available to volunteer for the Euphoria Weekend on Sept 19-22. If you have not purchased tickets to this awesome food, drink and music festival, you may sign up to volunteer using the link. This is a great way to be in the mix of the event. Volunteer Link .

Enjoy marvelous cuisine at the Turkish Food Fest on Sept 28th 11-6 p.m. at Greenville Tech hosted by the Istanbul Cultural Center. Visit the website HERE for more information.

Annual Guild of the Greenville Symphony Tour of Homes 2019 will feature Eastside Elegance on October 4-6 Fri & Sat 10-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Advance tickets $25, Tour Day Tickets $30. Visit ONLINE or call
(864) 370-0965 for more information.
Annual Aunt Het Quilt Show will be held Oct 5-6, 9-5 p.m. Sat and Noon-4 p.m. Sun. @ the Fountain Inn Activity Center. You may submit entries ONLINE . Admission for the event is $5.

Snippet from Sally… I hope it’s been a great week of classes for everyone! I’d like to send a giant thank you to all of the instructors who share their time and expertise to make each class special. I know hours of preparation are often involved before you even step foot into the classroom! Thanks so very much!!!

September 6, 2019

OLLI NOTES September 6, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.

Welcome Back! We can’t wait to see you! Classes begin on Monday, September 9 unless otherwise noted below. Please wear your nametag, and let us know if you need a new one.

Have you seen the new edition of OLLILife? If not, check out our new quarterly magazine here. Thanks to editor, Sue Renault, and her team of contributors for putting together a terrific issue!

Get Connected! Follow us on Facebook for updates or post your OLLI photos to Instagram at #furmanolli.

There is still time to register for classes! You may go online or come by the office to sign up for courses.
Check out these interesting COURSES WITH OPENINGS if you are still on the hunt for a good class!
SNM1092 Food, Glorious Food PAH810 Knit an Aran Sweater PPG889 Mixed Media
PHO1628 Basic DSLR in the Field PAH800 Woodcarving PPG1306 Six Bases of Power
If you have already registered, please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, waitlist). For anyone showing a registered not paid status, you are registered for the course and just need to pay for it. **If you have been placed on a waitlist for a class, please know that if a class has spots open, you will receive a call from the office.

The 2019-2020 parking stickers are available! Furman University Police requires that all OLLI members purchase a parking sticker so that cars are registered. This helps ensure your safety and security while you are on campus. Stickers are available in the OLLI office for $10 (check or cash only, please). You will need to provide your name, address, driver’s license number, make, model, and year of car, and tag number. Forms are available in the office, or print one here. Remove previous sticker before attaching new. Contact Alise Brown.

Do you have a current lifeguard certificate? OLLI is always looking for certified lifeguards to help with OLLI classes that meet at the PAC pool. Please contact Alise Brown or call (864)294-2141 if you are interested.
Special OLLI@Furman Tailgate and Football Outing! Come support Furman Football Sat., Sept. 28, @ 11 a.m. Tailgate / 1 p.m. Kick-Off, Furman Paladins VS. ETSU. Game Ticket and Tailgate is $45/pp and includes reserved ticket to the game, southern pregame tailgate on Paladin Green from Tommy’s Ham House, parking pass for the Chapel Lot and a Furman Paladins victory scarf. For those interested, Tailgate Only is $20/pp and includes a southern pregame tailgate on Paladin Green from Tommy’s Ham House. OLLI seating will be in the purple section and Tailgate will be on Paladin Green (the lawn in the middle of campus). This is the perfect way to experience Furman Football! Purchase tickets through the OLLI @ Furman Football Ticket Website Deadline is September 21! Questions? Contact the office at 864.294.2998. Go Dins!

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Baiden Wall Fall Art Show Hello, Yellow! is now on display. Check out the fantastic artworks produced by OLLI members. Thank you to Sandy Roback and her crew for their work producing a marvelous showing!

Don’t miss the Crabtree Photography Fall Display! Congratulations to the OLLI Members selected to show their art photography pieces.
OLLI will celebrate Peace this term with events inspired by the United Nations International Day of Peace. Sign up in the office for Furman Professor Akan Malici’s talk on Paths to Peace, Tues, Oct. 1 @ 3:15 in HC110. Rick McDaniel’s Native American Flutes will open Dr. Malici’s talk. The Peace Wall on the bulletin board will be a revolving source of inspiration and information inner peace and bringing peace into the world. You are invited to submit your poems, photos and art work to fill the Peace Wall to overflowing with OLLI PEACE!
Mexican Train SIG: Join in this fun dominoes-based game! The object of the game is for a player to play all the dominoes from their hand onto one or more chains or “trains,” emanating from a central hub or “station.”This new SIG will meet this Fall term in the Manly Lobby on Tuesdays from 10-12 p.m.
The Meditation SIG will be meeting in HC003 for the Fall term on Wednesdays, beginning September 11, 10:15-10:35. The format is silent guided meditation usually from meditation websites. Participants are encouraged to share such meditations. Please email Liz Kelley or (410) 905-6505 with any questions.

The Knitted Knocker SIG meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning Sept. 10, 1:30-3 p.m., HC003. Knitted Knockers are soft, lightweight breast prosthetics provided free to women who have had mastectomies for pre-reconstruction or as a more comfortable alternative to silicone prosthetics. We support four breast health clinics in the Upstate, so we’re always looking for more knitters and crocheters. We meet once a month to knit together and chat, but most of the knitting is done at home or wherever you happen to be. You may join us or just get more information; stop by or email Cathy Sanchez or Sally Bornmueller.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
OLLI members can enjoy the Furman Dining Hall for just $6 with your OLLI nametag. This discount is available Mon-Fri (you’ll pay full price on weekends). Please note that there are no University classes scheduled from 12:20- 1:30 p.m. on Mon, Wed, or Fri, therefore lines are long. You may still visit during these times, but may be beneficial if you can adjust your schedule to dine.

Support Lady Paladins Soccer as they face off against Oregon on Sept 8 at 5 p.m. in Stone Stadium!

Furman Department of Music will host the Dave Pietro Quintet Fri, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall.

The Furman Psychology Department is looking for volunteers to participate in our newest study. They are seeking adults’ opinions about interpersonal interactions through an online survey. Participants can complete the survey in about 30 minutes from home. Email Monika S if you are interested.

Furman University Associate Professor of Art Michael Brodeur’s “The Veneer of the Familiar,” display of artworks will be shown through Thurs., Sept. 26, in Thompson Gallery, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Free!

Under the direction of Professors Jay Bocook, Director of Athletic Bands, and Sue Samuels, Director of Bands, the Band Extravaganza on September 20, 8:00 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium offers a preview of the band’s 2019 field show as well as crowd favorites. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students at the door.

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
Intro to Square Dancing, fun and fitness set to music. Mon. Sept. 9, 7 pm. Landmark Hall, 156 Landmark Dr. Taylors If you don’t have a partner, no worries, we will made sure you have a partner! Check us out online.

The Greenville Navy League will host a dinner program on Thursday, Sept 12 at the Poinsett Club in Greenville featuring speaker LCDR Bob Overturf, USN (ret.). LCDR Overtuf was an officer aboard the US Navy guided missile destroyer USS Cole in 2000, when it was attacked by al-Qaeda in the Yemen port of Aden and nearly sunk. Tickets are $33 per person and include dinner. For information, visit ONLINE or email.

Furman University will host the 10th Annual Indie Craft Parade, a curated makers’ market that brings together some of the South’s best handmade talent on Sept 13, 6-9 p.m. at Timmons Arena. VISIT ONLINE for info!

The Carolina Music Museum will present the exhibit Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful – Utley Brass Collection beginning on Fri, Sept 13. Tickets are $6. Visit the CMM website for information HERE!
Temple of Israel presents Music on Sundays. The outstanding Cuban-Afro-Caribbean quartet, Salsa Shark will perform Sept 15 @ 3:00 p.m. Season or single concert tickets are available. Visit ONLINE for information.

Snippet from Sally… My name is Sally Bornmueller and I’m thrilled to be serving as President of the OLLI Council this year. I’d like to add my heart-felt welcome to our 225+ new members this fall. Wow! We already have more than 1950 OLLI members for the 2019-20 school year. I’m looking forward to seeing you on campus!

August 30, 2019

OLLI NOTES August 30, 2019
Happy Labor Day! The OLLI office will be closed for the holiday. Office hours 8:30-5 resume Tuesday.

Join us for the Back to OLLI reception on Thursday, Sept. 5, 3-4:30 p.m. in Manly Lobby at the Herring Center. New Member Orientation begins at 2:30 p.m. in room 110 of the Herring Center. You may purchase lanyards, parking passes and OLLI mugs, pick up your nametag, and meet or reunite with your OLLI friends. Don’t miss the fun!

Fall registration continues! Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, waitlist). For anyone showing a registered not paid status, you are registered for the course and just need to pay for it. **If you have been placed on a waitlist for a class, please know that we are continuing to work on these. It all depends on space in the room, instructor preference, the number of drops for that class, and/or whether we can move to a different room. If a class has spots open, you will receive a call from the office.

The 2019-2020 parking stickers have arrived! Furman University Police requires that all OLLI members purchase a parking sticker so that the cars are registered. This helps ensure your safety and security while you are on campus. Stickers are available in the OLLI office for $10 (check or cash only, please). You will need to provide your name, address, driver’s license number, make, model, and year of car, and tag number. Forms are available in the office, or print one here. Remove previous sticker before attaching new. Contact Alise Brown.

Are you an OLLI Member who has a current lifeguard certificate? OLLI is always looking for certified lifeguards to help with OLLI classes that meet at the PAC pool. Please contact Alise Brown or call (864)294-2141 if you are interested in serving as a lifeguard during any of our OLLI terms.
Carpet Cleaning! The carpets at the Herring Center will be cleaned this Friday, August 30. If you are planning a visit to the building, please plan accordingly. The OLLI Office will be open.
Are you interested in getting involved as a volunteer at OLLI? We currently have openings for Class Liaisons. Training/refresher will be September 5, 1:30 p.m. in Room HC113. Come out to training to find out about this fun way to serve at OLLI! For information contact Pam Roberson or the office at 864-294-2998.
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
HFE556 Spin for All START TIME has been changed and will now meet on Mondays from 2 – 3 p.m.
HFE539 AquaZumba DAY has been changed and will now be meeting on Mondays from 9 – 10 a.m.
HFE587 Core Performance will now meet Thursdays, 8:45-10:15 a.m.
ACLM190 Met Opera will now meet Thursdays, 10:45-12:15.
BTE Furman Heritage Society has been cancelled.

Consider checking out these interesting COURSES WITH OPENINGS if you are still on the hunt for a good class!
SNM1092 Food, Glorious Food
PHO1628 Basic DSLR in the Field
PAH810 Knit an Aran Sweater
PPG1306 Six Bases of Power
PPG889 Mixed Media

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Mexican Train SIG: Join in this fun dominoes-based game! The object of the game is for a player to play all the dominoes from their hand onto one or more chains or “trains,” emanating from a central hub or “station.”
This new SIG will meet this Fall term in the Manly Lobby on Tuesdays from 10-12 p.m.

Let’s play Bocce! The OLLI Bocce SIG will meet on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. during the Fall term, weather cooperative. Meet in the lobby or in the field across the drive where the Furman band practices. No experience or skill required. Contact Stan Klotz @ 864-431-3242 or Heidi Wright in the OLLI office @ 864-294-2997.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Furman University Associate Professor of Art Michael Brodeur opens the university’s 2019-2020 art exhibitions with a show of paintings and other works through Thurs., Sept. 26, in Thompson Gallery, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. A reception with the artist is set for Wed., Sept. 25, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building. Brodeur’s show, “The Veneer of the Familiar,” is free and open to the public

Furman Theater Season Tickets are available now at a discounted price of $51 for OLLI members and can be purchased HERE. This offer includes four theatrical productions by Furman Theater performed at The Playhouse on campus. The season opens Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. with the musical “Pippin.” Single tickets for the musical are $18 for seniors.

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
Artist Call! Each year, the Greenville Master Gardeners chooses a local artist’s work that conveys the theme of the annual symposium. The 2020 theme is “American Gardens~Revealed!” A broad interpretation of this theme is acceptable. Submission deadline is August 31. The selected artist will be awarded $400. The symposium will be February 8, 2020. Visit ONLINE HERE for more information. Contact Sandra Babbitt .
Join ReUNITED on Wed, Sept. 4 10 -12:30 p.m., for a conversation with Table 301 founder and United Way board member Carl Sobocinski. Carl will take us through his journey from restaurateur to philanthropist. He will also introduce you to United Way agencies Meals on Wheels, Project Host and Loaves and Fishes. Each one of these agencies will tell you about the role they play in addressing one of Greenville County’s hidden issues: food insecurity. Visit HERE to register. Light lunch will be served.
Upstate International has a language class for you! Classes are conducted in an informal and relaxed environment. Every class is taught by a native speaker dedicated to helping each student succeed. Language classes begin Sept. 9. Visit ONLINE for more information.
Intro to Square Dancing, fun and fitness set to music. Mon. Sept. 9 @ 7:00pm. Landmark Hall, 156 Landmark Dr. Taylors If you don’t have a partner, no worries, we will made sure you have someone to dance with. Sponsored by the Thunderbird Square Dance Club of Greenville. Call 244-3960 or check us out online.

The Greenville Navy League will host a dinner program on Thursday, Sept 12 at the Poinsett Club in Greenville featuring speaker LCDR Bob Overturf, USN (ret.). LCDR Overtuf was an officer aboard the US Navy guided missile destroyer USS Cole in 2000, when it was attacked by al-Qaeda in the Yemen port of Aden and nearly sunk. Tickets are $33 per person and include dinner. For information, please go ONLINE or email.

August 23, 2019

OLLI NOTES August 23, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.

Fall registration continues! Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, waitlisted). For anyone showing a registered not paid status, you are registered for the course and just need to pay for it. You can make payments through your online account (credit card) or in the office (cash or check).

The 2019-2020 parking stickers have arrived! Furman University Police requires that all OLLI members purchase a parking sticker so that the cars are registered. This helps ensure your safety and security while you are on campus. Stickers are available in the OLLI office for $10 (check or cash only, please). You will need to complete a form with name, address, driver’s license number, make, model, and year of your car, and the tag number. Forms are available in the office, or you can print one in advance. Questions? Contact Alise Brown.

Are you an OLLI Member who has a current lifeguard certificate? OLLI is always looking for certified lifeguards to help with OLLI classes that meet at the PAC pool. Please contact Alise Brown or 294-2141 if you are interested in serving as a lifeguard during any of our OLLI terms.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HFE556 Spin for All START TIME has been changed and will now meet on Mondays from 2 – 3 p.m.
HFE539 AquaZumba DAY has been changed and will now be meeting on Mondays from 9 – 10 a.m.
HFE587 Core Performance will now meet Thursdays, 8:45-10:15 a.m.
ACLM190 Met Opera will now meet Thursdays, 10:45-12:15.

OLLI HAPPENINGS

The Straight Talk lecture series, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, begins this week. We are SOLD OUT for August 29 and September 5 at the Younts Conference Center, but tickets are still available for the September 12 event at McAlister Auditorium. This year’s series is Nationalist Fervor on the Rise in the U.S. and Europe. The rise in the U.S. and Europe of populist nationalism is considered by many to be the single-most important political development of the 21st century. Join us to learn more. Tickets for OLLI members are $10 for individual sessions ($15 general public). Register online, or call or come by the OLLI Office. For more information about the series and to see speaker bios, visit the Riley Institute Website.

Our OLLI@Furman Baiden Wall Fall 2019 Exhibit will be Sept 9-Oct 11. The theme is “Hello Yellow!”
and offers the challenge of creating images featuring the color yellow. Put on your thinking caps and incorporate yellow in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Submission dates are August 12-30. Please submit only ONE entry. Submission Form available ONLINE

OLLI has a good group of Hand Chime ringers returning to continue ringing with us this year. To build on their excitement, we would like to add additional ringers. If you have music reading ability, we can teach you to ring hand chimes. If enough additional ringers care to join with us, we would consider two ringing groups. We meet Wed. 12:20-1:20 p.m. in HC111. If you are interested in ringing, please email Shelden Timmerman.

The Bowling Sig will resume league play on Mon, Sept 9. The Fall League will last 14 weeks, ending Dec. 9. Teams will be created based on the number of participants. The league fee of approximately $140 is due the first day of bowling. Bowling at Bowlero of Greenville (Name change from AMF Star Lanes), 740 Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville at 12:50 p.m. and will conclude after bowling three games. There will be a meeting at 12:30 on Sept 9, followed by league play. If interested contact Michael Halloran.

Let’s play Bocce! The OLLI Bocce SIG will meet on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. during the Fall term, weather cooperative. Meet in the lobby or in the field across the drive where the Furman band practices. No experience or skill required. Contact Stan Klotz @ 864-431-3242 or Heidi Wright in the OLLI office @ 864-294-2997.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman Theater Season Tickets are available now at a discounted price of $51 for OLLI members and can be purchased HERE. This offer includes four theatrical productions by Furman Theater performed at The Playhouse on campus. The season opens Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. with the musical “Pippin.” Single tickets for the musical are $18 for seniors.

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?

The Peace Center has a special offer for seniors for the Broadway musical, The Band’s Visit. On Thursday, Aug 29 at 1 p.m., there is a special weekday matinee with a 20% off offer for Seniors. Use code SENIOR to save 20% on select seating for the performance. Code can be used by phone or online link here.

Paris Mountain State Park will hold a School Program Volunteer Training/Orientation Tues, Aug 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. During the school year, volunteers will share the wonders of nature with 2nd and 5th graders. They can assist students in learning about the creek, lead 2nd graders on a nature hike around Lake Placid, or help with a 5th grade Forest Ecology program. If you are interested in knowing more about this fun volunteer opportunity, contact Jean Blank via email or at 864-239-0110.

Greenville Jewish Film Festival Summerfest presents Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles on Aug 25, from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Greenville ONE Building Theater, 2 Washington St, Greenville. This incredible documentary highlights the story of the making of one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals. Visit online for more information.

Artist Call! Each year, the Greenville Master Gardeners chooses a local artist’s work that conveys the theme of the annual symposium. The 2020 theme is “American Gardens~Revealed!” A broad interpretation of this theme is acceptable. Submission deadline is August 31. The selected artist will be awarded $400. The symposium will be February 8, 2020. Visit ONLINE HERE for more information. Contact Sandra Babbitt .

Join ReUNITED on Wed, Sept. 4 10 -12:30 p.m., for a conversation with Table 301 founder and United Way board member Carl Sobocinski. Carl will take us through his journey from restaurateur to philanthropist. He will also introduce you to United Way agencies Meals on Wheels, Project Host and Loaves and Fishes. Each one of these agencies will tell you about the role they play in addressing one of Greenville County’s hidden issues: food insecurity. Visit HERE to register. Light lunch will be served.

August 16, 2019

OLLI NOTES August 16, 2019

The OLLI Office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.

Fall registration continues! Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, course requested). For anyone showing a registered not paid status, you are registered for the course and just need to pay for it.

If you are brand-new member, we will make a nametag for you, which you can pick up at the New Member Orientation OR at your first class. There is no need to make a special trip out to the office for your nametag. Returning OLLI members, please use the nametag you already have.

Class Lottery Reminder: As part of our ongoing effort to enhance and improve the OLLI registration experience, we are testing the use of a priority allocation system with fourteen of our fall courses (listed below). When registering for these courses, you must select the “Request a course” option to be placed in a lottery. The deadline to participate in the lottery is August 19 at 8 a.m. You will be notified by email by 5 p.m. on August 20 to let you know whether you are in the course or on the waitlist. You may choose to register for a backup class, and then drop it if you are randomly selected for the lottery course. Those not randomly selected for the course will be placed on a waitlist and called if a space opens up. The waiting list order will also be set by lottery.
Ever considered teaching an OLLI course? Plan to attend the Instructor Interest meeting on August 23, 3:00 p.m. in HC103.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
PPG1326 Psychological Self Aid and Buddy Care has been cancelled.
HFE556 Spin for All START TIME has been changed and will now be meeting on Mondays from 2 – 3 p.m.
HFE539 AquaZumba DAY has been changed and will now be meeting on Mondays from 9 – 10 a.m.
BTE1483 Course Name Correction: 2 Subjects Combined: Propagation While Pruning and Horizontal Propagation
HFE587 Core Performance will now meet Thursdays, 8:45-10:15 a.m.
ACLM190 Met Opera will now meet Thursdays, 10:45-12:15.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
Join in the Kayaking and More in the Lowcountry trip this September 14-15! Share a Lowcountry nature adventure with fellow OLLI travelers! Over two days a local guide will escort us as we immerse ourselves into some of South Carolina’s best kept secrets. We will kayak the beautiful, black water Wambaw Creek, which offers spectacular birding and wildlife viewing along the banks of abandoned rice fields. The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, SC will provide a unique opportunity as we enjoy a tour with expert guides along with a raptor flying demonstration with a chance to study the natural history of birds of prey. And for those looking for a chance to explore… we will spend time on Morris Island, one of South Carolina’s undeveloped barrier islands located in the mouth of the Charleston Harbor. Home for the night will be the Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/Mt. Pleasant-Isle of Palms. Trip cost is $450 which includes hotel accommodations, transportation (motor coach and ferry), all programs/entrances, three meals (breakfast, one lunch and one dinner). Register now in the OLLI Office.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Register Now for the Straight Talk lecture series, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, which will take place Thursday evenings (6:30-8 p.m.) August 29, September 5 and 12. This year’s series is Nationalist Fervor on the Rise in the U.S. and Europe. The rise in the U.S. and Europe of populist nationalism is considered by many to be the single-most important political development of the 21st century. Join us to learn more. Tickets for OLLI members are $25 for the full series ($35 general public) and $10 for individual sessions ($15 general public). Register online, or call or come by the OLLI Office. For more information about the series and to see speaker bios, visit the Riley Institute Website.

Our OLLI@Furman Baiden Wall Fall 2019 Exhibit will be Sept 9-Oct 11. The theme is “Hello Yellow!”
and offers the challenge of creating images featuring the color yellow. Put on your thinking caps and incorporate yellow in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Submission dates are August 12-30. Please submit only ONE entry. Submission Form available ONLINE

OLLI has a good group of Hand Chime ringers returning to continue ringing with us this year. To build on their excitement, we would like to add additional ringers. If you have music reading ability, we can teach you to ring hand chimes. If enough additional ringers care to join with us, we would consider two ringing groups. Our current group meets on Wednesdays from 12:20 pm-1:20 pm in room HC111. If you are interested in ringing with us, please email Shelden Timmerman. .

The Bowling Sig will resume league play on Mon, Sept 9. The Fall League will last 14 weeks ending on Dec. 9. Teams will be created based on the number of participants. The one time league fee of approximately $140, will be paid the first day of bowling. The league bowls at Bowlero of Greenville (Name change from AMF Star Lanes) located at 740 Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville. Bowling will start at 12:50 p.m. and will conclude after bowling three games. There will be an organizational meeting at 12:30 on Sept 9, followed by league play. New teams are formed each term. If interested contact Michael Halloran.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Furman Fan Fest Saturday, August 17 @ 11:00-12:15 p.m. at Timmons Arena, with football scrimmage following at 1:00 p.m. Find more information HERE.

Come out and support Furman’s Men’s Soccer as they meet Wake Forest on August 18 @ 7 p.m. Stone Stadium. Ticket Information HERE.

WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND GREENVILLE?
The Peace Center has a special offer for seniors for the upcoming performance of the Broadway musical, The Band’s Visit. On Thursday, August 29 at 1 PM, we have a special weekday matinee for The Band’s Visit and offering a special 20% offer for Seniors. Use code SENIOR to save 20% on select seating for the performance. This code can be used in-person, over-the-phone or online by clicking here.

Paris Mountain State Park will hold a School Program Volunteer Training/Orientation on Tues, Aug 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. During the school year, volunteers will share the wonders of nature with 2nd and 5th graders. They can assist students in learning about the creek, lead 2nd graders on a nature hike around Lake Placid, or help with a 5th grade Forest Ecology program. If you are interested in knowing more about this fun volunteer opportunity, contact Jean Blank via email or at 864-239-0110.

Join ReUNITED at Soby’s on Wed, Sept. 4 10 -12:30 p.m., for a conversation with Table 301 founder and United Way board member Carl Sobocinski. Carl will take us through his journey from restaurateur to philanthropist. He will also introduce you to United Way agencies Meals on Wheels, Project Host and Loaves and Fishes. Each one of these agencies will tell you about the role they play in addressing one of Greenville County’s hidden issues: food insecurity. Visit HERE to register. Light lunch will be served.

Greenville Jewish Film Festival Summerfest will present Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles on Aug 25, 2019 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Greenville ONE Building Theater, 2 Washington St, Greenville. This incredible documentary highlights the story of the making of one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals. Visit online for more information.
Science on Tap August 27 6:30-7:45 p.m. @ Coffee Underground, Greenville will present Comparative Psychology: From Honeybees to Horses with Chris Varnon, Professor of Psychology, Converse College. FREE! Come early to purchase beverages or snacks. Follow the LINK for information.

August 9, 2019

OLLI NOTES August 9, 2019
We are looking forward to Fall Registration next week! We will resume regular office hours on Monday, August 12: 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday; 8:30-4 on Fridays. The office number is 864-294-2998.

A Parking Pass Note: We have not received 2019-2020 parking passes from Furman Police as of yet. Notification will go out to all members when they are available for purchase.

You should have received your copy of the Fall 2019 brochure. Fall registration begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 13 for those purchasing course packages and 8 a.m. Thursday, August 15 for all others. Pre-registration runs through Friday, August 9 at 4 p.m. During pre-registration, you can purchase your annual membership and a course package. Pre-registration is not required, but it’s a great way to get those purchases out of the way before course registration. It’s also a great time to make sure you have your user name and password correct. If you have trouble with either of these, please call the OLLI Office at 864-294-2998.

**Please note that we are not able to take credit card orders through the mail or in the office due to Furman network security compliance issues. All orders made via mail or in person must be paid with a check or cash. We strongly encourage everyone to register online. It really is the fastest, easiest way to register for courses, and you can pay by credit card. Staff and volunteers will be in the office this week and next to help you, so if you are unfamiliar with the online registration system, come on in and we can help you through it.

Hints for Computer registration – (www.furman.edu/olli)
Click on “Register for Classes” and enter your user name and password. Your shopping cart will be empty, and you begin shopping by clicking on the grey box stating, “Return to course catalog page.” If the OLLI office assigned your user name, it will be First name.Last name. (If you changed it, or assigned it when creating your account, it may be something different.) Please be reminded that Fall registration requires you to first place the Annual Membership into your cart. Then proceed by adding your package selection (if applicable on August 13). Next, you will be able to select your classes and bonus events by adding them to your cart. If registering for single courses (August 15), you will begin by adding your Annual Membership and then go straight to selecting your classes and bonus events. If you have pre-registered (see above – August 5), you will NOT need to add a membership and/or package when you register for classes.
**Please keep in mind that loading of pages on the website may be slower than normal due to
the high volume of traffic on registration days.**

Class Lottery Reminder: As part of our ongoing effort to enhance and improve the OLLI registration experience, we are testing the use of a priority allocation system with fourteen of our fall courses (listed below). When registering for these courses, you must select the “Request a course” option to be placed in a lottery. The deadline to participate in the lottery is August 19 at 8 a.m. You will be notified by email by 5 p.m. on August 20 to let you know whether you are in the course or on the waitlist. You may choose to register for a backup class, and then drop it if you are randomly selected for the lottery course. Those not randomly selected for the course will be placed on a waitlist and called if a space opens up. The waiting list order will also be set by lottery.
2019 Fall Lottery Courses

CPT363, Intro to iPads
HFE515, Aquacize
HFE525, Beginning Golf
HFE562, Yoga for the Optimal You
HFE580, Pickleball
HFE582, Alexander Technique
HIS664, History of South Carolina
HIS687, Timely Political Events
PAH804, Turkish Delights
PAH851, Tea and Morsels: Mystery and Rhyme
PAH881, Holiday Cooking
RPH900, Jewish History
RPH903, Hebrew Prophets
RPH990, Eight Steps to Happiness II

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPG1326 Psychological Self Aid and Buddy Care has been cancelled.
HFE556 Spin for All START TIME has been changed and will now be meeting on Mondays from 2 – 3 p.m.
HFE539 AquaZumba DAY has been changed and will now be meeting on Mondays from 9 – 10 a.m.
BTE1483 Course Name Correction: 2 Subjects Combined: Propagation While Pruning and Horizontal Propagation

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Join in the Kayaking and More to the Lowcountry trip this September 14-15! Share a Lowcountry nature adventure with fellow OLLI travelers! Over two days a local guide will escort us as we immerse ourselves into some of South Carolina’s best kept secrets. We will kayak the beautiful blackwater Wambaw Creek, which offers spectacular birding and wildlife viewing along the banks of abandoned rice fields. The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, SC will provide a unique opportunity as we enjoy a tour with expert guides along with a raptor flying demonstration with a chance to study the natural history of birds of prey. And for those looking for a chance to explore… we will spend time on Morris Island, one of South Carolina’s undeveloped barrier islands located in the mouth of the Charleston Harbor. Home for the night will be the Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/Mt. Pleasant-Isle of Palms. Trip cost is $450 which includes hotel accommodations, transportation (motor coach and ferry), all programs/entrances, three meals (breakfast, one lunch and one dinner). Register now in the OLLI office or call 864.294.2998.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Register Now for the Straight talk lecture series, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, which will take place Thursday evenings (6:30-8 p.m.) August 29, September 5 and 12. This year’s series is Nationalist Fervor on the Rise in the U.S. and Europe. The rise in the U.S. and Europe of populist nationalism is considered by many to be the single-most important political development of the 21st century. Join us to learn more. Tickets for OLLI members are $25 for the full series ($35 general public) and $10 for individual sessions ($15 general public). Register online, or call or come by the OLLI Office. For more information about the series and to see speaker bios, visit the Riley Institute Website.

Our OLLI@Furman Baiden Wall Fall 2019 Exhibit will be Sept 9-Oct 11. The theme is “Hello Yellow!”
and offers the challenge of creating images featuring the color yellow. Put on your thinking caps and incorporate yellow in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Submission dates are August 12-30, 2019. Please submit only ONE entry. NOTE: All 2-dimensional artwork must be matted and framed with a maximum size of 30 inches on any side and ready to hang with wire attached. Quilts and large fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Smaller and free standing items will be displayed in the glass cases.

WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND GREENVILLE?

Submissions accepted through August 31 for the 2019 Carolina Landscape Photography Contest sponsored by the City of Travelers Rest and the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance. Learn more here.
Upstate International presents Salsa at Sunset on August 17, Graham Plaza at the Peace Center.
The annual REALLY GOOD, REALLY BIG, REALLY CHEAP Book Sale is happening at McAlister Square on August 10, 8:30-4:00. Click here for more information.

Theatre On The Move (TOTM), a new theatre group for seniors, by seniors, with seniors, announces their summer performance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Shakespeare classic, in music. The performance is at The TreeHouse, inside the Simpsonville Fine Arts Center, 110 Academy Street, Simpsonville, SC 29681 on August 20, 2:30 p.m. On-street parking is available with additional parking on Park Drive, behind the building. Donations accepted. We invite you to enjoy this recital rendition of a modern take on the Bard, and to consider joining our group. TOTM is changing the way people view and engage seniors by using performing arts and outreach experiences to enrich the lives of older adults. Learn more about Theatre On The Move!

JUNE 7, 2019

OLLI NOTES June 7, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 9:00-3:00 Monday-Friday during the summer. Our number is 864-294-2998.

Do not miss the May edition of OLLILife, which is hot off the press! Pick up a copy in our office or check out our online edition. Thanks to Sue Renault and her team for their wonderful work!

**DEADLINE JUNE 15!** Learn more about your community and find ways to use your skills and experience to make a difference through Senior Leaders Greenville (SLG). A program of OLLI@Furman, SLG builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. The class meets monthly for day-long sessions at locations around Greenville, Sep-May. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply for Class 6. Information is also in the OLLI office. Contact Nancy Kennedy.

Ready for some summer reading? Check out the Marvin Book Nook for a good book or two.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
There’s room for YOU in this summer Friday Bonus Event:
BTE1118 Beginning Western Style Square Dancing, June 21, 2-3:30 p.m.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
SPECIAL EVENT! Curious to learn more about the landscape, culture and people of Iceland? If so, we have a treat for you. Join Furman Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dr. Suresh Muthukrishnan, for a Photographic Journey of Iceland on Thursday, June 20 at 12:05 p.m., HC004. This will be a fun sneak peek at one of our Fall classes and a glimpse of a possible OLLI @ Furman trip to Iceland for summer 2020. Please feel free to bring your lunch and learn more about this interesting part of our world.

OLLI Crabtree Room Fall 2019 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject matter OPEN, Hanging display September 4. Submissions due by August 1. Email ONE submission per artist to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Emailed photo should be no larger than 2000mp on the long side.

What’s Going at Furman?
Furman’s Music By the Lake Summer Concert Series will feature “The Greatest Generation” with the Poinsett Wind Symphony on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium. All concerts in the series are FREE! Visit the Music Department website for more information.

The Furman Psychology Department is looking for more volunteers to participate in our newest study! We are taking a look at adults’ opinions about interpersonal interactions through an online survey that only takes about 30 minutes to complete. Sessions will take place in the Herring Center Computer Lab on June 12 from 12-1 p.m. Spaces are limited! Please email Monika S if you are interested in participating!

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Greenville Theater will present Catch Me If You Can on May 31 – June 1, June 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 (Thurs, Fri, Sat) at and 8 p.m. June 2, 9, 16 & 23 (Sunday) at 3 p.m. A fantastic Broadway musical! This high-flying musical comedy follows the riveting true story of a con artist seeking fame and fortune with nothing more than charm, imagination and millions in forged checks. Visit ONLINE for tickets and information.

By popular demand on Sat, June 8 9-12 p.m., Greenville County Historical Society is pleased to announce an exclusive opportunity to obtain a copy of Jerry Powell’s memoir, My Childhood Memories of Growing Up in Greenville, SC in the 1940s and 50s. A limited number of books will be available for sale ($15) and signing by the author at the Historical Society’s new location, 100 Lavinia Avenue. Stop by to share stories, pick up this fantastic book, and enjoy light refreshments!

Warehouse Theater will present Pride and Prejudice on June 7-29. Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent new adaptation. Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Salsa at Sunset, on June 8 at Graham Plaza in front of the Peace Center fountains, Greenville, SC. Open to the public; a FREE Upstate International event with the support of Piedmont Natural Gas. Group salsa lesson at 6:00; live Latin bands and dancing from 7:00 to 10:00. Marcel Portilla Band will return for this program.

Peace Center Volunteer Training will be held on June 11 at 6:00 p.m. Love the performing arts, helping others, and our community? Are you enthusiastic, proactive, and punctual? Then join the Peace Center team providing world class service to all patrons. For more information, Email or signup HERE

Driving Miss Daisy presented by Centre Stage on June 13-30. Shows run Thursday-Sunday 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the box office at (864) 233-6733 on Tues-Fri. from 2-6 p.m. or online at the website here. OLLI members receive a $5 ticket discount!
Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival – It’s Revolutionary! | June 14-23 | Duel wits with Alexander Hamilton. Debate democracy with Andrew Jackson. Witness the end of Camelot with Jackie Kennedy. Struggle for human rights with Malcolm X. And like Hamilton’s women be a part of the story. Evening Outdoor shows at 7:30p at Greenville Tech: Hamilton (Fri 6/14 & Fri 6/21) – Jackson (Sat 6/15 & Sun Jun 23) – Jackie Kennedy (Sun 6/16) – Malcolm X (Sat 6/22.) In Falls Park Hamilton (Tue 6/19 at 7:30p.) In Trailblazer Park TR Jackie (Wed 6/20 at 8pm.) Daytime Indoor shows: Mon-Thu at 11:30am and Sat & Sun at 2pm (both weekends.) Call 244-1499 or visit HistoryComesAlive.org All Free!
GLOW Lyric Theater Summer Festival beginning July 17 will include the hilarious musical comedy Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the timeless classic My Fair Lady, and the most famous opera of all, Carmen. GLOW is an innovative leader in the fusion of opera, operetta and musical theatre OLLI students can use the code “OLLI” to receive $5 off on any tickets purchased for the season! Performances will be held at the Warehouse Theater. Visit ONLINE for more information.