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January 24, 2020

OLLI NOTES January 24, 2020

OLLI Office hours are 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. The office number is 864-294-2998.

**Today, Fri, Jan 24, is the last day to drop classes and receive a refund or credit to your package. 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 fee.

Cold and flu season is here! We know you hate to miss class, but please be considerate of your OLLI friends. If you are not feeling well, please consider staying home and/or taking other measures to stop the spread of colds and other viruses.

*PARKING NOTE* Please be aware that parking will be heavy in our lot Thursday, Jan 30 and Friday, Jan 31 due to a large event at the Younts Center.
OLLI members must purchase a parking sticker to park on campus. If you bought one in the fall, it’s still current. As we enter new decal info, you may receive an email from Parking@furman.edu. This is a result of the input process and can be disregarded. Handicapped parking is reserved for those who display a valid handicap permit. There are a limited number of designated handicap spots at our building. Please do not park in the cross marked handicap loading areas located next to the handicapped spaces.

A Good Cup o’ Joe! We love offering the “perk” of bottomless coffee, tea and cocoa here at OLLI. Please keep in mind, food and drinks are NOT PERMITTED in the computer lab classroom (HC 104.)

Recycling in the Herring Center Our new disposable coffee cups are compostable but are not recyclable and may NOT be disposed of in the recycle containers. Please throw your used coffee cups in the regular waste bins. Copy and notebook paper, Magazines and clean plastic items may be recycled.

Thank you to everyone who attended the kickoff event for the Osher Lecture Series. Unfortunately, our second planned lecture has been postponed indefinitely, due to a death in author Jesmyn Ward’s immediate family. Watch for details about our March 25 event.

READ & EXPLORE with OLLI 2020
Copies of this year’s book, News of the World by Paulette Jiles, are available on a first come basis in the OLLI office. Please return finished copies to the office so they may be loaned to someone still waiting for a copy. Sign up for the following Read and Explore programs in the OLLI office.
–Thurs, Jan30@3:15,HC 110 for James T Hammond’s The Impact of Newspapers on Southern Reconstruction: South Carolina Shaped by Violence, and Press That Shared Racial Bias. Mr. Hammond spent 45 years in journalism, including with the Greenville News. He was also an overseas editor for the Wall Street Journal.
–Fri, Feb 14@1;30-4:45 join us for a screening of John Huston’s The Unforgiven starring Burt Lancaster at the Upcountry History Museum. Judy Aten, an OLLI member and instructor will introduce the film.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! On January 28, Furman: Positioned to Lead in Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Anthony Herrera, executive director, Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Furman University.

Make plans to attend the Chautauqua Winter 2020: Teddy Roosevelt series including a special OLLI Show & Social on Feb 1, 4-6 p.m. with Doug Mishler. Cost is $6 and signups are available in the OLLI Office! Visit ONLINE for a list of all of 2020 Chautauqua events.

Mark your calendars for a special event on February 10 @ 6 p.m. in Manly Lobby. Furman University professor of music, Lisa Barksdale will present the students of her voice studio performing Folk Songs from Around the World. Enjoy the talents of these gifted young people. Reservations helpful in the OLLI Office.

The popular OLLI “Nature and Landscape” photography class is officially retiring after a great eleven year run. To honor this beloved class the theme of the Spring 2020 Crabtree Photography Showcase will be “Nature and Landscape.” Olli members who have participated in the class at one time or another are invited to submit a photo that best represents the skills they have learned. Natural Landscapes or Wildflowers are requested. Submittals for this juried show must be received by February 15. Email ONE submission per artist to mailto:furmanolliphoto@gmail.com Photo must be no larger than 2000mp on long side.

Interested in getting together to play your guitar with your fellow OLLI members? Come on and join us at the Jam on Pickers SIG, meeting on Mondays,12:30-2:30 in HC004. This group is fairly diverse, with playing styles ranging from folk to bluegrass to jazz to pop, with ability levels ranging from novice to accomplished. Each attendee is encouraged to bring 2-3 songs to share with the group. No obligations, no pressure – just good times, folks and music. For info, please contact Mike Sullivan at mlsatmrc@aol.com

OLLI instructor, Judith Chandler continues to collect gently used books for four-year-olds at Overbrook Child Development Center, a public school program for Greenville County’s neediest children. A basket is provided in the OLLI library. Many thanks in advance; your generosity for this project has been amazing.

The OLLI Movie SIG will meet Mon, Feb. 3, 3:15 to 4:15 in HC 103. We will discuss “The Descendants” (2011) make sure it features George Clooney. Note: Be sure and see the movie BEFORE you come to the SIG (Amazon Prime, YouTube, etc.) Movies are discussed at the meeting. Questions? Email debbie.ahlers@gmail.com

The Meditation SIG will meet Wednesdays at 10 am in HC003. The format is silent guided meditation, usually from meditation websites. Participants are encouraged to share such meditations. For further information, please contact Liz Kelley at 410-905-6505.

The Personal & Community Engagement Initiative has helped over 200 OLLI members get involved in the Greenville community. Stop by our Community Volunteering SIG. We meet on Wednesdays, 12:20-1:20, HC113. Feb 5: Mental Health America GC & Foothills Family Resources. Feb. 19: Greenville Free Medical Clinic & Greenville County Animal Care. Info: www.PCEgreenville.com, thomasonowlin@gmail.com.

What’s Going at Furman?
Furman University Faculty Chamber Recital Friday, Jan 24@ 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall, $15 seniors.

Furman University’s Jewish Student Association will present a week of celebrating and educating on Jewish culture beginning Tuesday, Jan. 27 with “Schmooze with the Jews” at the Duke Library. Grab a bagel with schmear with J.S.A. members. Events held through Sat., Jan. 31. Contact morgan.cooper@furman.edu or devon.anker@furman.edu for more information, and look for the poster on the OLLI bulletin board.

Hear MESSIAH as Handel first heard it! The 24-voice Herring Chamber Ensemble and orchestra will perform Part Three of Messiah on Sun., Feb. 23, 3 p.m., Daniel Chapel. The first half of program is music by today’s composers, Dan Forrest, John Tavener, Mark Kilstofte, and Eric Whitacre. “Music of Now and Then”-will likely sell out, get tickets $28 from OLLI office. The Herring Ensemble is conducted by Bing Vick!

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Have you ever watched curling on TV? Want to give it a try? Now’s your chance! The Palmetto Curling Club will host learn-to-curl events. The dates are 1/26, 1/28, and 1/30. Visit Online for more information.

Music on Sundays at Temple Israel will feature Bandana Klezmer performing Old World Eastern European Jewish festival music on Feb 16 @ 3 p.m. Find more information and tickets online HERE!

Carolina Music Museum presents Jazz duo, Keith Davis and Neal Starkey on Thursday, Jan 30 @ 7:30p.m. Tickets $15 Visit ONLINE for information.

Snippet from Sally..I think I’m going to love Thursdays this session! With classes both before & after lunch, yesterday seemed like the perfect day to try out the Furman Dining Hall. Remember to wear your OLLI name tag, for that and $6.00 is your admission to a fabulous food feast. True confessions, a first visit can be a bit intimidating. I’d suggest you do a fly-by and look at all of your options before you make any selections. Don’t forget to discover the desserts tucked around the corner. And one more tip, I found Furman students love to offer advice to lost oldsters. What a great OLLI perk we have!!

**The OLLI Office recommends OLLI members visit the dining hall on Tuesday and Thursdays for lunch; as Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 12:00-1:30 is common hour for students and the dining hall is extremely busy with limited seating!** Breakfast and Dinner are also great options available for you!

January 17, 2020

OLLI NOTES January 17, 2020
OLLI Office hours are 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. The office number is 864-294-2998.
In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, we will cancel OLLI classes and close the office. We will send an email and post on Facebook if there is a closing.

*OLLI@ Furman Website Update* We are excited to announce that our website will be getting a new look and design over the coming week. Please note outages on the website may occur during this transition. Please contact the OLLI Office at 864.294.2998, if you have an issue that requires immediate attention.

Check out the new edition of OLLILife! Find our quarterly magazine online or in the office. Congratulations to Editor, Sue Renault and her contributors on an outstanding issue!

*PARKING NOTE* OLLI members must purchase a parking sticker to park on campus. If you bought one in the fall, it’s still current. Members new to the winter term should come by the office to purchase theirs. As the office enters the decal info, you may receive an email from Parking@furman.edu. This is a result of the input process and can be disregarded. The sticker you receive at purchase is the only sticker required. Once you pay, you receive your decal and do not need anything else. Call the OLLI office with questions.
Handicapped parking is reserved for those who display a valid handicap permit. We ask you to keep in mind that there are a limited number of designated handicap spots at our building. Please do not park in the cross marked handicap loading areas located next to the handicapped spaces.

A Good Cup o’ Joe! We love offering the “perk” of bottomless coffee, tea and cocoa here at OLLI. Please keep a few things in mind. Food and drinks are NOT PERMITTED in the computer lab classroom (HC 104.) In all other rooms, we request that you use one of the disposable coffee cups with a lid or bring 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. In case of a spill, please report it to the office, so we may clean up and keep our carpet stain-free.

READ & EXPLORE with OLLI 2020
Check the OLLI office for availability of this year’s REO book selection, News of the World by Paulette Jiles. If one is not available, re-check on a regular basis – the book is a quick read so turnaround has been fast. Comments have been very favorable! Finished with your copy? Please return it to the office for others to enjoy. If you haven’t yet viewed the short book trailer video for News of the World, Watch Here to get a preview of the style of the book. Sign up in the office for the upcoming events:
Thurs, Jan,23@3:15 in HC 110 for Jim Nicholson’s Honky-Tonk Texas: the Development of Texas Musical Genres. Jim is an OLLI member and instructor. Thurs., Jan 30@3:15 in HC110 for James T. Hammond’s The Impact of Newspapers on Southern Reconstruction: South Carolina shaped by violence, and the Press that Shared Racial Bias. James is a veteran newspaper journalist who has covered news here and abroad.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Make plans to attend the Chautauqua Winter 2020: Teddy Roosevelt series including a special OLLI Show & Social on Feb 1, 4-6 p.m. with Doug Mishler. Cost is $6 and signups are available in the OLLI Office! Visit ONLINE for a list of all of 2020 Chautauqua events.

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! On January 21, Our State Parks-Something for Everyone with Paul McCormick, Director of South Carolina State Parks.
Do you enjoy needlework? Come by on Thursdays 1-3 p.m., Manly Lobby fireplace, for the Needlework SIG. We enjoy knitting, crocheting, and counted cross stitch. Anyone that wants to stitch is welcome to join in!

The Personal & Community Engagement Initiative has helped over 200 OLLI members get involved in the Greenville community. Interested? Stop by our Community Volunteering SIG. We meet on select Wednesdays, 12:20-1:20, HC113. Jan 22: United Ministries & Triune Mercy Center. Feb 5: Mental Health America GC & Foothills Family Resources. Feb. 19: Greenville Free Medical Clinic & Greenville County Animal Care. Info: www.PCEgreenville.com, thomasonowlin@gmail.com, jeanfblank@yahoo.com.
The popular OLLI “Nature and Landscape” photography class is officially retiring after a great eleven year run. To honor this beloved class the theme of the Spring 2020 Crabtree Photography Showcase will be “Nature and Landscape.” Olli members who have participated in the class at one time or another are invited to submit a photo that best represents the skills they have learned. Natural Landscapes or Wildflowers are requested. Submittals for this juried show must be received by February 15. Email ONE submission per artist to mailto:furmanolliphoto@gmail.com Photo must be no larger than 2000mp on long side.

Hi Movie Lovers! The OLLI Movie SIG will meet Monday, Feb. 3, 3:15 to 4:15 in HC 103. We will be discussing “The Descendants” (2011) make sure it features George Clooney. Note: Be sure and see the movie BEFORE you come to the SIG (Amazon Prime, YouTube, etc.) We discuss the movie when we meet. Questions or comments? Email debbie.ahlers@gmail.com to attend, but an R.S.V.P. is not required.

The Meditation SIG group will be meeting on Wednesdays at 10 am in HC003. The format is silent guided meditation usually from meditation websites. Participants are encouraged to share such meditations. For further information, please contact Liz Kelley at 410-905-6505.

What’s Going at Furman?
Toqueville Lecture Series will present “Taking Populism Seriously” with Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame on Thursday, January 23, 5 p.m. in the Watkins Room, Trone Student Center. Free.

Furman University’s Jewish Student Association will present a week of celebrating and educating on Jewish culture beginning Tuesday, Jan. 27 with “Schmooze with the Jews” at the Duke Library. Grab a bagel with schmear with J.S.A. members. Events held through Sat., Jan. 31. Contact morgan.cooper@furman.edu or devon.anker@furman.edu for information. Events posted on the OLLI bulletin board!

Hear MESSIAH as Handel first heard it! The 24-voice Herring Chamber Ensemble and orchestra will perform Part Three of Messiah on Sunday, February 23, 3:00 pm in the Daniel Chapel at Furman. The first half of program is music by “today’s composers:” Dan Forrest, John Tavener, Mark Kilstofte, and Eric Whitacre. The concert – “Music of Now and Then” – will most likely sell out, so get tickets (OLLI discount ticket $28) early from OLLI office. The Herring Ensemble is conducted by Bing Vick!

Please join Furman’s Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a free Furman community event! The Paladin Pitch Competition Event will include a casual brunch, social hour and business pitch competition featuring Furman’s top innovative talent on February 22, 2020, 9-11:00 a.m. in Daniel Recital Hall.
Space is limited! Register here to save your seat! Questions: Email innovation@furman.edu

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Have you ever watched curling on TV and found yourself wondering if you could give the sport a try? Now’s your chance! The Palmetto Curling Club will be hosting three learn-to-curl events at their new location in downtown Greer. The dates for these events are 1/26, 1/28, and 1/30. Please visit Online for more information.

Get $10 tickets to see Poland’s world-renowned orchestra, Wrocław Philharmonic at the Peace Center on Sunday, Jan 19 @ 3 p.m. using promo code TEN online, byphone at 864.467.3000, at the box office.

What do you do to increase graduation rates from 49% to 75%? ReUnited will host an event at Carolina High School on Wednesday, Jan 29, 10-12:30 p.m. to learn how to tackle the issue and the meaning behind their “whatever it takes” motto. Speak with students and teachers, and dive into the innovative programs in place to assist Carolina High students on their path to graduation. They will also be accepting basic needs items for students. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by January 20 to ReUNITED@unitedwaygc.org.

Snippet from Sally.. Have you ever wondered about the history of OLLI Notes? According to our organization’s founder, Sarah Fletcher, the news document dates clear back to FULIR’s early days in the 1990’s when it was first called FULIR Facts. But think about that, only a smattering of our members had easy access to email then. Copies of the newsletter were printed for the office and placed in each classroom. It was the liaison’s job to read FULIR Facts out loud each week at the beginning of class. What a change today! OLLI Notes, almost exclusively electronic, is our go-to for information about, not only OLLI news, but happenings on campus and our community. I’ve even heard members call the office to ask what’s happening in Greenville during vacation

January 10,2020

OLLI NOTES January 10, 2020
OLLI Office hours are 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. The office number is 864-294-2998.
In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, we will cancel OLLI classes and close the office. We will send an email and post on Facebook if there is a closing.

Nametags: Thank you for wearing your nametag! That makes it easy to greet friends old and new. We make nametags for all brand-new members. If you are a returning member, we only make a new nametag if you let us know you have lost the original. Please use your nametag from term to term.*** Whether you are a new or returning member, please check the nametag boxes to see if yours is in there. If it’s a duplicate, turn it in to the office so that we can recycle it.***

The Herring Center is a busy place when classes are in session. Remember that there is a small window of time after a class ends to the next. If you are enjoying a chat with someone, please continue those in the lobby.

Check out the new edition of OLLILife! Find our quarterly magazine online or in the office. Congratulations to Editor, Sue Renault and her contributors on an outstanding issue!

Presenting the Osher Lecture Series: New in 2020, OLLI is joining with various campus departments to present the Osher Lecture Series. We’ll bring scholar experts to campus to give presentations to OLLI members as well as spend time with undergraduate students. The first lecture will be Thursday, January 16 at 3:15 in room 110 of the Herring Center. Join us for Tracing the Sister’s Story in Homeric Epic, presented by Mary Ebbott, Professor, Department of Classics and Dean of the Faculty at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Professor Ebbott is one of the world’s leading scholars of the Iliad and Odyssey. She will uncover the stories of some “hidden figures” of Greek epic poetry, the sisters of the heroes of the Trojan War. Some were hiding in plain sight, others were hidden in the ancient manuscripts. This talk will teach you more mythology than you knew existed and show how an expert “literary archaeologist” works! Free! Reservations are helpful in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy at nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu.

There is ROOM for you to Travel with OLLI! There are spaces available in the Hidden History of Columbia, SC (February 28) and Walnut Grove, Revolutionary War Stories (January 31) day trips with Explore Up Close. Detailed trip descriptions are posted online and in the Winter20 catalog. Contact the OLLI office to sign up or for more information.

READ & EXPLORE with OLLI 2020
If you haven’t picked up a loaner copy of this year’s book selection, News of the World by Paulette Jiles, you may do so in Manly Lobby or the office this week. Impressively, in its spare 213 pages, Jiles’ book is packed with wonderful prose, historical detail, and a story you won’t want to miss. The Dallas Morning News declared it “haunting, transporting and full of historical grit.” Our great line-up of programs begins on January 23 with a talk on the history of Texas music. Please return your copy to the OLLI office so others can enjoy it.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! On January 14 OLLI will have several local arts organization guests to present Greenville Music Concerts at Affordable Prices.

Save the Date! OLLI Happy Hour in your neighborhood on February 18, 4-6 p.m. Details to come!

Make plans to attend the Chautauqua Winter 2020: Teddy Roosevelt series including a special OLLI Show & Social on Feb 1, 4-6 p.m. with Doug Mishler. Cost is $6 and signups are available in the OLLI Office! Visit ONLINE for a list of all of 2020 Chautauqua events.

Do you enjoy needlework? Come by on Thursdays 1-3 p.m., in front of the Manly Lobby fireplace, for the Needlework SIG. We enjoy knitting, crocheting, and counted cross stitch. Anyone that wants to stitch is welcome to join in!

When discussing politics, do you ever wish the other guy knew what he was talking about? Do you ever wish you knew what you were talking about? Join us for the new Political Philosophy Seminar SIG on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in HC102. Questions? Contact Kevin at kevin.mcmurtrey@gmail.com.

The Personal & Community Engagement Initiative has helped over 200 OLLI members find ways to become involved in the Greenville community. Interested? Stop by our Community Volunteering SIG. We meet on select Wednesdays, 12:20-1:20 in HC113. Learn about opportunities with 27 organizations! Jan 22: United Ministries & Triune Mercy Center. Feb 5: Mental Health America GC & Foothills Family Resources. Feb. 19: Greenville Free Medical Clinic & Greenville County Animal Care. Mar 4: American Legion &Pendleton Place. Info: www.PCEgreenville.com, thomasonowlin@gmail.com, jeanfblank@yahoo.com.

The popular OLLI “Nature and Landscape” photography class is officially retiring after a great eleven year run. To honor this beloved class the theme of the Spring 2020 Crabtree Photography Showcase will be “Nature and Landscape.” Olli members who have participated in the class at one time or another are invited to submit a photo that best represents the skills they have learned. Natural Landscapes or Wildflowers are requested. Submittals for this juried show must be received by February 15. Email ONE submission per artist to mailto:furmanolliphoto@gmail.com Photo must be no larger than 2000mp on long side.

What’s Going at Furman?
The Toqueville Lecture Series will present “Taking Populism Seriously” with Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame on Thursday, January 23, 5 p.m. in the Watkins Room, Trone Student Center.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Don’t miss out on one of Greenville’s best affordable music events, featured next week in our Tuesday Lunch & Learn series! Jack Cohan and Friends will perform for the Music on Sundays series at the Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville)on Sun, Jan 12 @ 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door or here.

First Baptist Greenville, (847 Cleveland St.), is hosting a dedicatory piano recital for their new Steinway piano on Sunday, January 12 at 3 pm. The recital is given by Robert Blocker, guest artist, and Dean of the Yale School of Music. It is free and open to the public.

Join OLLI’s beloved AV Huff as he leads a Chautauqua Talk on Teddy Roosevelt. Tuesday, Jan 14 at 7:00 pm. Discover inside stories of how the Rough Rider, wilderness lover, Nobel Peace Prize winner, president reinvented American politics. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit online. FREE!

Upstate International World Affairs Council Upstate’s Lunch & Learn lecture series America and the World: Flashpoints will feature Dr. Akan Malici speaking on Iran and Nuclear Weapons on Jan 15, 12-1:30 p.m. (Ogletree Deakins Room, 300 N. Main St., Greenville) What is the current state of Iranian nuclear power and how does it affect the region, the U.S.- Iran relationship, and the world? Dr. Akan Malici will provide insight into these questions. Cost is $10 for U.I. members, $15 non-U.I. members. Register HERE.

Berea Middle School is looking for mentors to join our afterschool bike club and/or afterschool tutoring program, who can be the guides and champions that will give students the scaffolding they need to dream big. If you are interested in joining in as a part of the programs listed here or would like to learn more, please contact at Michael Arsiniega at marsiniega@cisgreenville.or or 864.355.1727.

What do you do to increase graduation rates from 49% to 75% ReUnited will host an event at Carolina High School on Wednesday, Jan 29, 10-12:30 p.m. to learn how to tackle the issue and the meaning behind their “whatever it takes” motto. Speak with students and teachers, and dive into the innovative programs in place to assist Carolina High students on their path to graduation. They will also be accepting basic needs items for students. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by January 20 to ReUnited.

Snippet from Sally..Yesterday was Back to OLLI which is always one of my favorite events. Huge thanks to the OLLI staff and a host of volunteers who worked to make everything perfect! The lobby was filled with old and new friends munching and mingling, buying car passes, picking up name tags, purchasing lanyards & cups, and checking out our new Read and Explore book. Can you believe we welcomed 180 new members?! In class be sure to watch for anyone with a red dot on their name tag. It means they are one of our new folks starting to enjoy the fun of being part of OLLI@Furman.

January 4,2020

OLLI NOTES January 4, 2020
Last CHANCE to purchase the Special Men’s Basketball Ticket offer for OLLI members! Come out and support Furman Mens’ Basketball on Saturday, January 4, @ 4:00 p.m. Furman Paladins VS ETSU. Your seating is in the “Student” section since you will be the only students in session. Included in the price of each ticket: Concession voucher for a complimentary beer or wine in the Thirsty Paladin or a soft drink from our concession stand, and a Furman Paladins victory scarf. Plus, starting at 3:00 PM, there will be snacks available for OLLI members in the Thirsty Paladin as well as a meet and greet with Furman Athletics Director, Jason Donnelly, and a pre-game talk by Coach Bob Richey around 3:20. This is a super event and you will see Furman play a great Southern Conference opponent! Tickets $15. Your concession vouchers and scarves can be picked up in the lobby of Timmons Arena prior to the game. Doors open 1-hour before tip-off. Tickets, $15. Purchase tickets HERE until Friday Jan 4, 7 p.m. This was a lot of fun last year; help us fill the student section and show our OLLI and Paladin Pride!
We are looking forward to the Winter2020 semester and hope you are excited about your course selections! Registration is still available and many courses still have openings. If you are on a waitlist, we will call if a spot opens up. If you are on a Bonus Event waitlist, you may add one more.

We are pleased to welcome members to the Back to OLLI reception which will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 @ 3-4:30 p.m. with New Member Orientation at 2:30 p.m. Plan to attend this to event to get parking passes, name tags, and general info prior to the first day of classes.

We are looking for Class Liaisons for the Winter Term! If you are interested in supporting our instructors in this way email Pam Roberson at pam.roberson@furman.edu. There will be a Class Liaison Info session and training Thurs., Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Consider attending this session to find out what is involved in this volunteer role or as a refresh.

Presenting the Osher Lecture Series: New in 2020, OLLI is joining with various campus departments to present the Osher Lecture Series. We’ll bring scholar experts to campus to give presentations to OLLI members as well as spend time with undergraduate students. The first lecture will be Thursday, January 16 at 3:15 in room 110 of the Herring Center. Join us for Tracing the Sister’s Story in Homeric Epic, presented by Mary Ebbott, Professor, Department of Classics and Dean of the Faculty at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Professor Ebbott is one of the world’s leading scholars of the Iliad and Odyssey. She will uncover the stories of some “hidden figures” of Greek epic poetry, the sisters of the heroes of the Trojan War. Some were hiding in plain sight, others were hidden in the ancient manuscripts. This talk will teach you more mythology than you knew existed and show how an expert “literary archaeologist” works! Free! Reservations are helpful in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy at nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu.

READ & EXPLORE with OLLI 2020
Be sure to stop in at the upcoming Back to OLLI reception to sign out a copy of the 2020 REO selection,
News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Loaner copies are available on a first-come basis. The REO committee has planned wonderful “Explore” programs that you won’t want to miss! Besides a film, there will be talks on Western music, the Kiowa Indians, experience of Indian captives and more. With its wide appeal, the book has many facets that will be exciting to delve into.
Copies of News of the World may be available for purchase at local bookstores. Interest in the book has grown with the announcement that Tom Hanks will appear in a movie based on the book this coming December. Kindle and Nook applications are readily available for purchase.
Please return your borrowed copy of the book to the OLLI office so other members may enjoy it!

OLLI HAPPENINGS
What goes up…must come down We hope you have had a chance to enjoy the Herring Center halls decorated by a wonderful team of OLLI members. While we are excited to enjoy the decorations through December, the time will eventually come to pack it all away for next year. YOU are invited to help UN-Decorate the OLLI Christmas tree on Monday, Jan 6 at 10:30a.m. There will be music, treats and of course, great company. Mark your calendar and plan to come join the fun!
When discussing politics, do you ever wish the other guy knew what he was talking about? Do you ever wish you knew what you were talking about? Then you might want to join us for the new Political Philosophy Seminar SIG. We meet starting in January on Thursdays, beginning Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m. in Vick Seminar Room (HC102). Our first topic is a study of the origins of left and right in politics, through comparative readings of Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France and Thomas Paine’s The Rights of Man. Questions? Contact Kevin at kevin.mcmurtrey@gmail.com.
The Bowling SIG will resume league play on Mon, Jan 9, 12:50 p.m. The league will last through Winter Term. Teams will be created based on the number of participants. The league fee of $72 will be collected on the first day. The SIG league bowls at Bowlero Greenville (740 Pleasantburg Dr./Cleveland St intersection) and typically bowls three games. Interested? Contact Michael Halloran at mikehallo2u@gmail.com.

Make plans to attend the Chautauqua Winter 2020: Teddy Roosevelt series including an OLLI Show & Social on Feb 1, 4-6 p.m. with Doug Mishler. More information to come! Visit ONLINE for a list of events.

Save the Date! OLLI Happy Hour in your neighborhood on February 18, 4-6 p.m. More details to come!

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
Be inspired and empowered through classes, interactive sessions, local vendors, good food and more, while you discover the secrets to health and longevity at the Whole Health Nation Festival on Saturday, Jan 4, 8:30am-4:00pm at ZEN, 924 S. Main Street in Greenville. Purchase tickets ONLINE.

Greenville Center for Creative Artists, GCCA invites established and emerging artists (ages 18+) to submit proposals for consideration in either solo or group exhibitions for the 2021/2022 exhibition calendar. All mediums will be considered for an exhibition. The Deadline for Exhibition Proposals for the 2021/2022 Calendar is Friday, January 10, 2020. Exhibition proposals submitted after the January 10 deadline will not be reviewed until January 2021.

The Clemson CVT Leadership program is looking for volunteers to participate in a state-of-the-art, noninvasive ultrasound scan lab at the GHS Patewood campus and a variety of scans are performed on the cardiovascular system. Questions about these activities? Give us a call at (864) 454-2889 or email at cvt.leadership@prismahealth.org. Two different sign up options are available online HERE and HERE.

First Baptist Greenville, (847 Cleveland St.), is hosting a dedicatory piano recital for their new Steinway piano on Sunday, January 12 at 3 pm. The recital is given by Robert Blocker, guest artist, and Dean of the Yale School of Music. It is free and open to the public.

The Peace Center will present National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul with wildlife photographer Brian Skerry on Monday, January 13 at 6 PM, and has a special offer for OLLI members. Regular tickets are $20, by using promo code SENIOR you will receive $5 off your ticket. Purchase tickets HERE.

Upstate International World Affairs Council Upstate’s Lunch & Learn lecture series America and the World: Flashpoints will feature Dr. Akan Malici speaking on Iran and Nuclear Weapons on Jan 15, 12-1:30 p.m. (Ogletree Deakins Room, 300 N. Main St., Greenville) What is the current state of Iranian nuclear power and how does it affect the region, the U.S.- Iran relationship, and the world? Dr. Akan Malici will provide insight into these questions. Cost is $10 for U.I. members, $15 non-U.I. members. Register HERE.

Berea Middle School is looking for mentors to join our afterschool bike club and/or afterschool tutoring program, who can be the guides and champions that will give students the scaffolding they need to dream big. If you are interested in joining in as a part of the programs listed here or would like to learn more, please contact at Michael Arsiniega at marsiniega@cisgreenville.or or 864.355.1727.

Snippet from Sally..Happy New Year! As Harry Smith said last night on the news,”It’s time to wipe our errors and follies off the calendar.” My family teases me a good bit for I’m always into the New Year’s Resolution business. I start my list with three columns…things I’m going to START DOING, STOP DOING, and KEEP DOING. I won’t share all of my list but I will tell you the first item on my KEEP DOING list is OLLI@Furman! Here’s to a fabulous year ahead for all of us!

December 13, 2019

OLLI NOTES December 13, 2019
Happy Holidays to you all!
The OLLI Office will be open next Monday-Wednesday, 8:30-4:30 and on Thursday, Dec 19, 8:30-3:00 p.m. The OLLI Office will be closed for the holidays December 20-January 3, 2020.
Because OLLI classes are not in session during the month of December, the Furman Dining Hall OLLI Member discount will not be available. You may still dine at the regular cost. The discount will return in January. The dining hall will close for the holiday break on December 19. Visit here for hours and daily menu.

We are looking forward to the Winter2020 semester and hope you are excited about your course selections! Registration is still available and many courses still have openings. If you are on a waitlist, we will call if a spot opens up. If you are on a Bonus Event waitlist, you may add one more.

Special Men’s Basketball Ticket offer just for OLLI members! Come out and support Furman Mens’ Basketball on Saturday, January 4, @ 4:00 p.m. Furman Paladins VS ETSU. Your seating is in the “Student” section since you will be the only students in session. Included in the price of each ticket: Concession voucher for a complimentary beer or wine in the Thirsty Paladin or a soft drink from our concession stand and a very cool Furman Paladins victory scarf. This is a super event and you are going to watch Furman play a great Southern Conference opponent! Your concession vouchers and scarves can be picked up in the lobby of Timmons Arena prior to the game. Doors open 45 minutes before tip-off. Tickets, $15. Purchase tickets HERE. This was a lot of fun last year; help us fill the student section and show our OLLI and Paladin Pride!

We are pleased to welcome members to the Back to OLLI reception which will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 @ 3-4:30 p.m. with New Member Orientation at 2:30 p.m. Plan to attend this to event to get parking passes, name tags, and general info prior to the first day of classes.

We are looking for Class Liaisons for the Winter Term! If you are interested in supporting our instructors in this way email Pam Roberson. There will be a Class Liaison Info session and training Thurs., Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Consider attending this session to find out what is involved in this volunteer role or as a refresh.

Holiday shopping? Consider an OLLI@Furman Gift Certificate to be used towards membership or classes. These are available in the OLLI Office. Stop by to pick one up or call 864.294.2998 to have a gift card mailed.

READ & EXPLORE with OLLI 2020
The REO committee excitedly held the initial release of our 2020 book copies yesterday. If you were unable to attend and pick up News of the World by Paulette Jiles, you can still stop by the OLLI Office to borrow a copy before we close for the Christmas holiday. The book is a wonderful read! Don’t forget that by Christmas next year, the Tom Hanks movie based on the book will be coming out – this gives you a chance to be in the know about it all. **Once you have finished reading, please return your copy to the office so that another member can enjoy the book.
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
HIS684 1812! has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
OLLI HAPPENINGS
Remember the OLLI Faculty Enrichment Fund as you think about end-of-year charitable giving. This endowed fund will generate income used to support a Furman professor’s summer research or work that will enhance their teaching. Recipients are encouraged to use the funds to hire a Furman student, and they will be required to present their research at an OLLI Bonus Event or something similar. Your gift helps Furman professors and Furman students, and creates new OLLI programming—a win all the way around. Make a one-time contribution via credit card here. To make a one-time gift with a check, or a pledge to be paid later, or a multi-year pledge, download this form and return to the OLLI office or mail to the address listed on the form. Pledge forms are available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy at nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu
The Bowling SIG will resume league play on Mon, Jan 9, 12:50 p.m. The league will last through Winter Term. Teams will be created based on the number of participants. The league fee of $72 will be collected on the first day of bowling. The SIG league bowls at Bowlero Greenville (740 Pleasantburg Dr./Cleveland St intersection) and will typically bowl three games. Interested? Contact Michael Halloran at mikehallo2u@gmail.com.

OLLI @ Furman Winter Baiden Wall exhibit will be Jan 13-Mar 9. The exhibit showcases works from OLLI Painting and Drawing classes. Please submit ONE painting or drawing. Drawings should be framed with hanging wire attached. Paintings can be framed or unframed but must have hanging wire attached. All pieces should have a max framed size of 30 inches horizontally. Submission dates are Dec 9 – 17, 2019.

What goes up…must come down We hope you have had a chance to enjoy the Herring Center Halls decorated by a wonderful team of OLLI members. While we are excited to enjoy the decorations through December, the time will eventually come to pack it all away for next year. YOU are invited to help UN-Decorate the OLLI Christmas tree on Monday, Jan 6 at 10:30a.m. There will be music, treats and of course, great company. Mark your calendar and plan to come join the fun!

Make plans to attend the Chautauqua Winter 2020: Teddy Roosevelt series including an OLLI Show & Social on Feb 1, 4-6 p.m. with Doug Mishler. More information to come! Visit ONLINE for a list of events.

Save the Date! OLLI Happy Hour in your neighborhood on February 18, 4-6 p.m. More details to come!

Looking for a perfect gift for an OLLI member? Purchase OLLI@Furman logo apparel through Land’s End. To view products go to: https://business.landsend.com/store/olli_furman/. To order call 800.338.2000. (Our account number is 4571176 and our OLLI @ Furman logo code is 0979527; 25th Anniversary Logo – 1556765, you’ll need these numbers.) Standard logo colors are purple and white, these can be customized through each order. Lead time for delivery is 12-14 business days. Special offers vary, so watch the website for holiday deals!
You may also consider an OLLI@Furman Gift Certificate to be used towards membership or classes. These are available in the OLLI Office. Stop by to pick one up or call 864.294.2998 to have a gift card mailed.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Furman Pauper Players presents the Fall Cabaret: “One Upon a Time” featuring fairytale musical theater scenes on Sat, Dec.14 at 8:30 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall, Furman University. Tickets at the door.

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
Enjoy one of the Upstate’s most popular holiday traditions. Christmas with the Chorale will be at McAlister Auditorium, Furman University on Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Bingham Vick Jr and featuring the “Ceremony of Carols” and “12 Days of Christmas” this event is not to be missed! Discounted tickets, $28 are now available in the OLLI Office. Visit ONLINE for more information.

Carolina Music Museum will present musician, John Wickey performing on the celtic harp on Wednesday, Dec 18@7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Visit ONLINE for more information.

Be inspired and empowered through classes, interactive sessions, local vendors, good food and more, while you discover the secrets to health and longevity at the Whole Health Nation Festival on Saturday, Jan 4, 8:30am-4:00pm at ZEN, 924 S. Main Street in Greenville. Purchase tickets ONLINE.

Greenville Center for Creative Artists, GCCA invites established and emerging artists (ages 18+) to submit proposals for consideration in either solo or group exhibitions for the 2021/2022 exhibition calendar. All mediums will be considered for an exhibition. The Deadline for Exhibition Proposals for the 2021/2022 Calendar is Friday, January 10, 2020. Exhibition proposals submitted after the January 10 deadline will not be reviewed until January 2021.

Snippet from Sally… Kudos to Margot Stewart and her Read and Explore committee! It looks like they’ve picked another great book for our 4th annual event. The lobby was a buzz yesterday when I stopped by to pick up my copy of News of the World. Committee members were there checking out *free* copies and dropping hints of fun January events to come. I was fascinated when Mary Kay Kantz, our first Read and Explore committee chairman, explained to me how this project came to be with a gift received when the YWCA in Greenville closed. Weren’t we the lucky benefactors!! Merry Christmas OLLI friends and see you next year!!!

December 6, 2019

OLLI NOTES December 6, 2019
Sign Up Now for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “The Russian Sorcerer & His Apprentices,” Sunday, Jan 26 at 3pm, Peace Center. Following the performance, you can also enjoy a special meal at Nose Dive Gastropub. The GSO’s Maestro, Edvard Tchivzel and other guests will give a talk to OLLI participants during dinner. Symphony tickets are $25.60/pp; Dinner/$30. Due to ticket demand, tickets must be purchased by Friday, Dec 13. Purchase in the OLLI Office or call 864.294.2998. Learn more here!

Furman’s Politics & International Affairs department invites you to a Research Poster Exhibition on Monday, Dec 9 at 3:30-4:30, Herring Center, Manly Lobby. Approximately 20 groups of Furman students, including our OLLI student worker, Cassidi, will present their research projects on political topics, including race relations, medical marijuana, and the 2016 election. OLLI Members are encouraged to attend!

Ready to get festive?? Don’t miss COCOA & CAROLS with THE CHORALE! The Herring Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby Tues, Dec 10, 6:30 p.m. to present a program of seasonal music. Come enjoy this fun event to celebrate the holiday season with a sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts (please bring something to share) and social time with OLLI friends Free event!

Read and Explore with OLLI 2020 kicks off on Thursday, December 12! Come by the Herring Center that day, 2-3:30 p.m., to borrow a copy of this year’s selection, pick up a calendar of book-related events, and enjoy a sweet treat related to our book! We will announce the title next week—stay tuned!

Because OLLI classes are not in session during the month of December, the Furman Dining Hall OLLI Member discount will not be available. You may still dine at the regular cost. The discount will return in January. The dining hall will close for the holiday break on December 19. Visit here for hours and daily menu.

We are looking forward to the Winter2020 semester and hope you are excited about your course selections! Registration is still available and many courses still have openings. If you are on a waitlist, we will call if a spot opens up. If you are on a Bonus Event waitlist, you may add one more.

We are looking for Class Liaisons for the Winter Term! If you are interested in supporting our instructors in this way email Pam Roberson. There will be a Class Liaison Info session and training Thurs., Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Consider attending this session to find out what is involved in this volunteer role or as a refresh.

Looking for a perfect gift for an OLLI member? Purchase OLLI@Furman logo apparel through Land’s End. To view products go to: ces.landsend.com/OLLIFurman. To order call 800.338.2000. (Our account number is 4571176 and our OLLI @ Furman logo code is 0979527; 25th Anniversary Logo – 1556765, you’ll need these numbers.) Standard logo colors are purple and white, these can be customized through each order. Lead time for delivery is 12-14 business days. Special offers vary, so watch the website for holiday deals!
You may also consider an OLLI@Furman Gift Certificate to be used towards membership or classes. These are available in the OLLI Office. Stop by to pick one up or call 864.294.2998 to have a gift card mailed.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
There is ROOM for you in these classes!
PAH812 Beginning Poker PAH890 Rock of Ages ACLM226 Opera Masters ACLM227 The Power of the Storyteller CEB1723 The U.S. HealthCare System: Facts & Myths HIS681 Border Wars, Rogue States, and Frontier Conspiracies RPH938 Introduction to Islam
OLLI HAPPENINGS
OLLI Crabtree Winter 2020 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject is Motion. Submissions due by Dec 9. Email ONE submission per artist to mailto:furmanolliphoto@gmail.com Photo should be no larger than 2000mp on the long side.

OLLI Book Drive to benefit the Overbrook Child Development Center. If you have gently used books that would be appropriate for children ages 3-4, please place in the basket near the OLLI library. If you have questions about books or to make a donation for this worthy cause, call Judith Chandler at (864) 907-5218.
OLLI@Furman SIGS will break for the holidays on December 18 and will return on January 6.
Remember the OLLI Faculty Enrichment Fund as you think about end-of-year charitable giving. This endowed fund will generate income used to support a Furman professor’s summer research or work that will enhance their teaching. Recipients are encouraged to use the funds to hire a Furman student, and they will be required to present their research at an OLLI Bonus Event or something similar. Your gift helps Furman professors and Furman students, and creates new OLLI programming—a win all the way around. Make a one-time contribution via credit card here. To make a one-time gift with a check, or a pledge to be paid later, or a multi-year pledge, download this form and return to the OLLI office or mail to the address listed on the form. Pledge forms are available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy at nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu

The Bowling SIG will resume league play on Mon, Jan 9, 12:50 p.m. The league will last through Winter Term. Teams will be created on the number of participants. The league fee of $72 is to be collected on the first day of bowling. The SIG league bowls at Bowlero Greenville (740 Pleasantburg Dr./Cleveland St intersection) and will typically bowl three games. Interested? Contact Michael Halloran at mikehallo2u@gmail.com.

OLLI @ Furman Winter Baiden Wall exhibit will be Jan 13-Mar 9. The exhibit showcases works from OLLI Painting and Drawing classes. Please submit ONE painting or drawing. Drawings should be framed with hanging wire attached. Paintings can be framed or unframed but must have hanging wire attached. All pieces should have a max framed size of 30 inches horizontally. Submission dates are Dec 9 – 17, 2019.

What goes up…must come down We hope you have had a chance to enjoy the Herring Center Halls decorated by a wonderful team of OLLI members. While we are excited to enjoy the decorations through December, the time will eventually come to pack it all away for next year. YOU are invited to help UN-Decorate the OLLI Christmas tree on Monday, Jan 6 at 10:30a.m. There will be music, treats and of course, great company. Mark your calendar and plan to come join the fun!

Save the Date! OLLI Happy Hour in your neighborhood on February 18, 4-6 p.m. More details to come!

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Furman Pauper Players presents the Fall Cabaret: “One Upon a Time” featuring fairytale musical theater scenes on Sat, Dec.14 at 8:30 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall, Furman University. Tickets at the door.

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
Dementia Workshop with Teepa Snow, nationally renowned dementia-care education specialist, helps people go from what they think they know about dementia to greater awareness, while providing specific skills and tips to care for someone with dementia. Tues., Dec 10, 8:45 a.m.-5p.m.at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, (211 College St, Greenville) Snacks and lunch provided. Register for this free event HERE.

Community Volunteer Opportunity: On Friday, Dec. 13, 8 am-3 pm (lunch provided), students at Sevier Middle School will be participating in a Shark Tank. We could use some volunteer sharks. The responsibility of the sharks is to listen to 5-8 minute presentations from students (working in groups of 3) as they try to sell the sharks on an innovation to improve or solve a problem the students have identified. The sharks will give positive critique and feedback. Interested in helping out? Email jcrisman@greenville.k12.sc.us

Carolina Music Museum will present jazz musician, Steve Watson on Friday, Dec 13@7:30 p.m. Tickets $15

Enjoy one of the Upstate’s most popular holiday traditions Christmas with the Chorale will be at McAlister Auditorium, Furman University on Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Bingham Vick Jr and featuring the “Ceremony of Carols” and “12 Days of Christmas” this event is not to be missed! Discounted tickets, $28 are now available in the OLLI Office. Visit ONLINE for more information.

Snippet from Sally… Aren’t traditions the best ever? That certainly goes for OLLI holiday traditions! Giant thanks to all who helped deck our beautiful Christmas tree and the Manly Lobby. Everything looks wonderful!! Be sure to notice the ornaments on the tree. Many have been made or contributed by OLLI members through the years and represent favorite OLLI courses. Look carefully and you’ll spot the covered wagon from the Oregon Trail, musical instruments, knitted items, tiny baskets, wood carved pieces, leaves from hiking, and many more! I do look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday for another wonderful OLLI tradition, Cocoa and Carols. **PSST If you see Sally wish her a Happy Birthday!**

November 22, 2019

OLLI NOTES November 22, 2019
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday with family and friends. OLLI Office Hours for Thanksgiving week: Monday and Tuesday 8:30-4:30 p.m. Our Office is closed Wed-Fri, November 27-29.

Registration is still available and many courses have openings. The Winter Course Brochure is online HERE .
Because OLLI classes are not in session during the month of December, the Furman Dining Hall OLLI Member discount will not be available. However, you may still dine at the regular cost. The discount will return in January. Visit the website here for hours, cost and daily offerings.

Sign Up Now for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “The Russian Sorcerer & His Apprentices,” Sunday, January 26 at 3pm, Peace Center. Following the performance, you can also enjoy a special meal at Nose Dive Gastropub. The GSO’s Maestro, Edvard Tchivzel and other guests will give a talk to OLLI participants during dinner. Symphony tickets are $25.60/pp; Dinner is $30. Due to high demand, tickets must be purchased by Friday, Dec 13. Purchase in the OLLI Office or call 864.294.2998. Learn more here!

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
There is ROOM for you in these Bonus Travel Trips.
Enjoy a Beautiful Drive with Explore Up Close!

Walnut Grove and Revolutionary War Stores of Spartanburg County, Friday, January 31
Hidden History in Columbia, SC, Friday, February 28

PARKING UPDATES
Please purchase your 2019-20 parking sticker unless you bought one this fall. They are available for $10 in the OLLI office. NOTE: As the office enters parking information, you may receive an email from Parking@furman.edu. You can IGNORE this email. Once you pay in the OLLI office, you receive your parking decal and do not need anything else. The OLLI parking sticker is an octagon. Questions? Contact alise.brown@furman.edu.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
OLLI Book Drive to benefit the Overbrook Child Development Center. If you have gently used books that would be appropriate for children ages 3-4, please place in the basket near the OLLI library. If you have questions about books or to make a donation for this worthy cause, call Judith Chandler at (864) 907-5218.

Share the spirit of the holidays with OLLI Annual Christmas Caroling on Tue., Dec 3 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Berea. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 p.m., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m. This has been an enjoyable event for several years. Former and NEW singers are welcome! RSVP and questions to ckanemaguire@gmail.com or 864.915.2461. It is important to know how many to singers expect.

OLLI Hand Chimes will ring a mini-concert at The Woodlands (1500 Trailhead Court) Dec 4, 1:30 p.m. The group has prepared two pieces and will be pleased to ring their new Malmark Hand Chimes. The group is thrilled that OLLI purchased these new chimes. The group now numbers 14 ringers and continues to welcome new ringers. Thanks to Kathy and Izzy Ratycz for sharing additional chimes for the new ringers! The group meets Wednesdays, 12:20-1:20p.m., HC111. Interested? Contact hsheldentimmerman@gmail.com

COCOA & CAROLS with THE CHORALE! The Herring Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby Tues, Dec 10, 6:30 p.m. to present a program of seasonal music. Come enjoy this fun event to celebrate the holiday season with a sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts (please bring something to share) and social time with OLLI friends Free!

OLLI @ Furman Winter Baiden Wall exhibit will be January 13-March 9, 2020. The exhibit showcases works from OLLI Painting and Drawing classes. OLLI members and instructors may submit ONE painting OR drawing. Drawings should be framed and ready to hang with wire attached. Paintings can be framed or unframed but must be ready to hang with wire attached. All pieces should have a maximum framed size of 30 inches horizontally. Submission dates are December 9 – 17, 2019.

OLLI Crabtree Winter 2020 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject is Motion. Submissions due by Dec 9. Email ONE submission per artist to mailto:furmanolliphoto@gmail.com Photo should be no larger than 2000mp on the long side.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Enjoy a beautiful start to the holiday season with the Furman Department of Music as it presents Handel’s Messiah on Friday, Dec 6, 8-10 p.m., McAlister Auditorium. Messiah is a landmark of western musical culture and one of the most highly anticipated events on the Furman music calendar. This is a capstone project for the students, featuring the Furman Oratorio Chorus and the Furman Orchestra conducted by Hugh Ferguson Floyd. OLLI discounted tickets, $15. Information HERE.

Furman Theater will perform Ding Dong, Merrily on High 22-24, 8 p.m., The Playhouse. Tickets HERE.

Furman’s Politics & International Affairs department invites you to a Research Poster Exhibition on Monday, Dec 9 at 3:30-4:30, Herring Center, Manly Lobby. Approximately 20 groups of Furman students will present their semester-long research projects on a host of political topics, including race relations, medical marijuana, and the 2016 election. OLLI Members are encouraged to attend!

Furman Men and Women’s Basketball 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 information.

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
The Governor’s School for the Arts Drama Department will present Talk to Me Like the Rain, a collection of short works from plays by Pulitzer Prize winner, Tennessee Williams on Nov 21-23@7 p.m. & Nov 24@2 p.m., Sakas Theatre, 15 University St, Greenville. Admission is FREE, reservations 864.282.3737.

Dementia Workshop with Teepa Snow, nationally renowned dementia-care education specialist, Teepa leads groups to help people go from what they think they know about dementia to greater awareness, while providing specific skills and tips to help with caring for someone with dementia. Tuesday, December 10 at our Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, Downtown (211 College St, Greenville) Doors open at 7:45 am, the workshop is 8:45 a.m.-5p.m. Snacks and lunch provided. CAREGIVERS: Any caregivers who would like to attend, but would need an in-home care sitter, call the Alzheimer’s Association to sign up for their free sitter service two weeks in advance at 800-272-3900. Register for this FREE event! Signup HERE.

Community Volunteer Opportunity: On Friday, Dec. 13, 8 am-3 pm (lunch provided), students at Sevier Middle School will be participating in a Shark Tank. We could use some volunteer sharks. The responsibility of the sharks is to listen to 5-8 minute presentations from students (working in groups of 3) as they try to sell the sharks on an innovation to improve or solve a problem the students have identified. The sharks then will give positive critique and feedback. This is one of the school’s most exciting projects! Interested in helping out? Please email jcrisman@greenville.k12.sc.us!

One of the Upstate’s most popular holiday traditions Christmas with the Chorale will be at McAlister Auditorium, Furman University on Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Bingham Vick Jr and featuring the “Ceremony of Carols” and “12 Days of Christmas” this event is not to be missed! Discounted tickets, $28 available in the OLLI Office now. Visit ONLINE for more information.

Snippet from Sally…Today’s November 22 and I’ll bet not one of us cannot remember exactly what we were doing on this date back in 1963. I know I was building a toothpick structure in Art Class when the news arrived of Kennedy’s assassination. It’s nice to have a 56-year shared memory with our age group. But it’s also special to think of America’s youngest president, Theodore Roosevelt. One of his first numerous “executive orders” was a Thanksgiving Proclamation that called on all Americans to count their blessings. What a fabulous idea! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!!

November 15, 2019

OLLI NOTES November 15, 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.

Winter 2020 Registration was a success and we appreciate all of our members who took part. We are looking forward to the upcoming semester and hope you are excited for your course selections! Registration is still available and many courses still have openings. The Winter 2020 Course Brochure is online HERE.

Help us deck OLLI’s halls! Join us as we decorate the OLLI Tree and Manly Lobby on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. Bring a treat to share, have something warm to drink and enjoy holiday music played on our beautiful piano. And if you feel so inclined, bring an ornament (from your own collection or one you’ve purchased) that reminds you of OLLI or an OLLI course. It’s a perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

Sign Up Now for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “The Russian Sorcerer & His Apprentices,” Sunday, January 26 at 3pm, Peace Center. Following the performance, you can also enjoy a special meal at Nose Dive Gastropub. The GSO’s Maestro, Edvard Tchivzel and other special guests will give a talk to OLLI participants during dinner. Symphony tickets are $25.60/pp; Dinner is $30. Because of ticket demand, tickets must be purchased by Friday, December 13. Tickets are limited, purchase yours in the OLLI Office now or call 864.294.2998. Learn more here!

PARKING UPDATES
Please purchase your 2019-20 parking sticker, they are available for $10 in the OLLI office.
NOTE: As the office enters parking information, you may receive an email from Parking@furman.edu.
You can IGNORE this automatic email. Once you pay in the OLLI office, you receive your parking decal and do not need anything else. The OLLI parking sticker is an octagon. Questions? Contact Alise Brown.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Share the spirit of the holidays with OLLI Annual Christmas Caroling on Tue., Dec 3 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Berea. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 p.m., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m. This has been an enjoyable event for several years. Former and NEW singers are welcome! RSVP and questions to Connie Kane-Maguire 864.915.2461. It is important to know in advance how many to expect.

OLLI Hand Chimes will ring a mini-concert at The Woodlands (1500 Trailhead Court) Dec 4, 1:30 p.m. The group has prepared two pieces and will be pleased to ring their new Malmark Hand Chimes. The group is thrilled that OLLI purchased these new chimes. The group now numbers 14 ringers and continues to welcome new ringers. Thanks to Kathy and Izzy Ratycz for sharing additional chimes for the new ringers! The group meets Wednesdays, 12:20-1:20p.m., HC111. Interested? Contact Shelden Timmerman.

Save the Date: Tues, Dec 10, 6:30 p.m., COCOA & CAROLS with the Herring Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale. Come enjoy this fun event to celebrate the season. Free!

OLLI @ Furman Winter Baiden Wall exhibit will be January 13-March 9, 2020. The exhibit showcases works from OLLI Painting and Drawing classes. OLLI members and instructors may submit ONE painting OR drawing. Drawings should be framed and ready to hang with wire attached. Paintings can be framed or unframed but must be ready to hang with wire attached. All pieces should have a maximum framed size of 30 inches horizontally. Submission dates are December 9 – 17, 2019.
Giving all you “Color” art work junkies a heads up for the spring exhibit. THINK PINK. Details to come!

OLLI Crabtree Winter 2020 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject is Motion. Submissions due by Dec 9. Email ONE submission per artist to mailto:furmanolliphoto@gmail.com Photo should be no larger than 2000mp on the long side.

Hello all Mexican Train players and those who would like to join! Beginning Nov. 12 on Tuesdays, 10:30 – 12:00. Please email Jean Penny with questions.

The Meditation SIG will be meet Wednesdays, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, 10:15-10:45 a.m., HC003. The format is silent guided meditation rom meditation websites. Participants are encouraged to share. The group will meet weekly during the winter term date and time TBD. Contact Liz Kelley 410-905-6505.
Come out and join the Bocce SIG as it meets on Wednesdays at 3:00 during the Winter Term!

Attention OLLI Golfers – Mark your calendars for the 3rd OLLI Golf Scramble scheduled for Monday March 16, 10AM at the Furman Golf Course. More information to come!

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Furman Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host a panel featuring Furman alumni and innovative leaders who are taking ideas and creating community impact on Monday, Nov 18, 5-6 p.m., Burgiss Theater. FREE and includes a reception with food & prizes! For more information EMAIL HERE.

Furman University will host a Turkey Trot on Nov, 21, 11-12:30. FREE! Link ONLINE for information.

Furman Men and Women’s Basketball 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 information.
OLLI@Furman Special Rate for Men’s Basketball Season Tickets available HERE. GO DINS!!

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
Greenville Jewish Federation, in partnership with Furman University, SC Holocaust Foundation, and the Selden Smith Foundation, presents a special screening of “Who Will Write Our History,” Sun., Nov 17, 2 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, Furman University. Producer, Nancy Spielberg, and Director, Roberta Grossman will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Furman professor Dr. Melinda Menzer. Doors open at 1:45 p.m.; the screening at 2 p.m. with the discussion following. Tickets are $12 and available HERE

The Governor’s School for the Arts Drama Department will present Talk to Me Like the Rain, a collection of short works from plays by Pulitzer Prize winner, Tennessee Williams on Nov 21-23@7 p.m. & Nov 24@2 p.m., Sakas Theatre, 15 University St, Greenville. Admission is FREE, reservations 864.282.3737.

Community Volunteer Opportunity: On Friday, Dec. 13, 8 am-3 pm (lunch is provided), students at Sevier Middle School will be participating in a Shark Tank. We could use some volunteer sharks. The responsibility of the sharks is to listen to 5-8 minute presentations from students (they will work in groups of 3) as they try to sell the sharks on an innovation to improve or solve a problem the students have identified. The sharks then will give positive critique and feedback. This is one of the school’s most exciting and fun projects! If you are interested in helping out, please email Jami Crisman!

Dementia Workshop with Teepa Snow, nationally renowned dementia-care education specialist with a background in occupational therapy. Teepa leads groups to help people go from what they think they know about dementia to greater awareness, while providing specific skills and tips to help with caring for someone with dementia. Tuesday, December 10 at our Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, Downtown (211 College St, Greenville) Doors open at 7:45 am, the workshop is 8:45 a.m.-5p.m. Free snacks and lunch provided. CAREGIVERS: Any caregivers who would like to attend, but would need an in-home care sitter, call the Alzheimer’s Association to sign up for their free sitter service two weeks in advance at 800-272-3900. Registration for this FREE event is open! Signup link HERE.

Snippet from Sally… Have you wondered what it was like this week in the OLLI Office on Tuesday and Thursday? Members lined up early for registration! The coffee pot was doing some serious brewing and Kathy Roed (Volunteer Committee Chairman) was handing out numbers (picture a scene from your favorite bakery). The OLLI Staff had their fingers poised on their keyboards, members were greeted as they walked through the door, forms were being checked and double checked, and phones were being manned throughout the office. It all ran like a Swiss watch!! Huge thanks to the OLLI Staff, Ann Huffaker, Lois Taylor, Jan Johnson, Moira Allen and Office Volunteers who helped make it happen!!

November 8, 2019

OLLI NOTES November 8, 2019
Happy Veterans Day this Monday Nov 11 to all who have served our country! Thank you!

2019 Winter Registration begins Nov. 12, 8 a.m. for course package holders and Nov. 14, 8 a.m. for single course purchasers. Make sure you go online this weekend to READY YOUR ACCOUNT by checking your Username and Password so that login will be smooth when you are ready to register. Call or come by the office before registration if you need assistance (864.294.2998.)
The Winter 2020 Course Brochure is online HERE. Check out the fantastic courses available this Winter!

The Fall Term is coming to an end. We hope you enjoyed your classes, bonus events and other OLLI related activities. Thank you to all of the instructors who taught interesting classes, volunteers who kept things running smoothly, and all who took a course or attended a bonus event. Please take a few minutes to complete course evaluations for each course you took. Following are the links to complete your evaluations online, or you can pick up paper copies of the survey in the office.
General Course Evaluation
Exercise and Fitness Course evaluation
Hobbies, Art,and Music Course evaluation

Join fellow OLLI of Furman members at the Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “The Russian Sorcerer & His Apprentices”, Sunday, January 26 at 3pm, Peace Center. Following the performance, enjoy a special meal at Nose Dive Gastropub. The GSO’s Maestro, Edvard Tchivzel and other special guests will give a talk to OLLI participants during dinner. Symphony tickets only – $25.60/pp; Add dinner for an additional $30. Tickets are limited, purchase yours in the OLLI Office now. Learn more here!

Come CHEER on the Lady Paladin Basketball Team for the Furman vs. North Greenville game on Wednesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena! Tickets are just $5 in the OLLI office with cash or check. Enjoy social time with other OLLI members and support Furman’s student athletes. Go Dins!!!

SPECIAL EVENT: On Sun, Nov 10 at 4 p.m. at the Herring Center, OLLI welcomes the Greenville Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians to present “The Ballymurphy Massacre,” a short documentary about events in the Belfast neighborhood of Ballymurphy in August, 1971, just a few months before the day known as “Bloody Sunday.” Following the documentary, there will be a discussion, with representatives from Ireland who will “attend” the program via video. Contact nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
BTE1505 Pan American Expedition will meet on November 15 @ 1:00 p.m.
Beginning IPad and Intermediate IPad have been canceled for the Winter 20 Term.
Urban Survival meeting time has been moved to Mondays at 10:45 a.m. for the Winter 20 Term.

*New Bonus Event: Not currently in the Winter Course Brochure but will be online to register*
BTE1113 Tour of BMW Manufacturing January 24 11-12:00 p.m.
BMW is the crown jewel of SC manufacturing facilities. The plant employs 8000 people and produces approximately 1200 vehicles per day (X3, X4, X5, and X6). 800 cars per day are exported through the port of Charleston. The facility is located off I-85, 23 miles (30 minutes) from Furman. Be prepared for a walking tour. Entry fee: $10 (due to OLLI office) by Thursday, January 16. * (No refunds issued after Jan 16.)*

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Attention OLLI Golfers – Reserve the date on your calendars for the 3rd OLLI Golf Scramble scheduled for Monday March 16th, 10AM at the Furman Golf Course. More information to come!

OLLI @ Furman Winter Baiden Wall exhibit will be January 13-March 9, 2020. The exhibit art works from all of our Painting and Drawing classes. OLLI members and instructors may submit only ONE painting OR drawing. Drawings should be framed and ready to hang with wire attached. Paintings can be framed or unframed but must be ready to hang with wire attached. All art work should have a maximum framed size of 30 inches horizontally. Submission dates are December 9 – 17, 2019.
Giving all you “Color” art work junkies a heads up for the spring exhibit. THINK PINK. Details to come!
Get festive with OLLI! We will trim Manly Lobby and the OLLI tree on Nov., 21 at 10 a.m.

OLLI Annual Christmas Caroling will be on Tuesday, December 3 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Berea. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 12:30 pm., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m. This has been an enjoyable event for several years. Former and new singers are welcome! For information, contact Connie by email or 864.915.2461. It is important for us to know in advance how many will be there to sing.

Hello all Mexican Train players and those who would like to join in! Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12 – December 17 we will meet on Tuesdays, but time will change to 10:30-12:00 p.m. During the Winter Term we will meet on Tuesdays, 10:30 – 12:00. Please email Jean Penny with questions.

The Meditation SIG will be meet Wednesdays, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, 10:15-10:45 a.m., HC003. The format is silent guided meditation usually from meditation websites. Participants are encouraged to share such meditations. The group will also meet weekly during the winter term with date and time to be determined. For further information, please contact Liz Kelley at 410-905-6505.

OLLI Crabtree Winter 2020 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject is Motion. Submissions due by Dec 9. Email ONE submission per artist to mailto:furmanolliphoto@gmail.com Photo should be no larger than 2000mp on the long side.

Save the Date: Tues, Dec 10, 6:30 p.m., COCOA & CAROLS with the Herring Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale. Come enjoy this fun event to celebrate the season. Free!

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Music Lovers! The Furman Faculty Chamber Music Concert will be Fri, Nov. 8, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets $15, use the following link for information and to order tickets.

Interested in the international political climate? Furman University Department of Politics and International Affairs hosts the lecture, The U.S. and Iran, Losing and Making an Enemy with Trita Parsi, Founder/V.P. of the Institute for Responsible Statehood, Nov. 13, 4 p.m., in the Watkins Room, Trone Center.

Furman University will host a Turkey Trot on Nov, 21, 11-12:30. FREE! Link ONLINE for information.

Furman Men and Women’s 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 information.
OLLI@Furman Special Rate for Men’s Basketball Season Tickets available HERE. GO DINS!!

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
Calling Golfers! The Greenville Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is having a golf fundraiser at TopGolf on Sat, Nov. 9@9 a.m. MOPH is dedicated to helping veterans in the Upstate. Tickets are $100 and include breakfast and a morning of hitting balls. Everything needed to play will be provided. To register call Olli member, Tim Henry at 509-551-5188.

The marvelous Music on Sundays concert series will feature 9 String Theory, a unique musical collaboration of a Russian domra virtuoso and an American guitarist on November 10, 3 p.m. Tickets $20; order here or at the door. Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville)

Carolina Music Museum will feature Karel Dobnal on clarinet and Lynn Kompass on piano in concert on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $15. Find information on the museum and upcoming events HERE.

Snippet from Sally… As you are busy poring over the OLLI Winter catalog trying to make your final course decisions, I’d like to share some numbers which will amaze you! We will have 158 instructors (including assistants) this coming semester; 126 are repeat instructors, 22 will be teaching their first OLLI class, and 10 are current/prior OLLI instructors. Wow! Thank you to those who are stepping up for the first time and to those who are volunteering again. I love this quote… “Teaching is a great way to keep learning” and that’s certainly what we’re all about at OLLI.

November 1, 2019

OLLI NOTES November 1, 2019
The Fall Term is coming to an end. We hope you enjoyed your classes, bonus events and other OLLI related activities. Thank you to all of the instructors who taught interesting classes, volunteers who kept things running smoothly, and all who took a course or attended a bonus event. Please take a few minutes to complete course evaluations for each course you took. Following are the links to complete your evaluations online, or you can pick up paper copies of the survey in the office.
General Course Evaluation
Exercise and Fitness Course evaluation
Hobbies, Art,and Music Course evaluation

The Winter 2020 Course Brochure is online HERE. Check out the fantastic courses available this Winter! Registration is Nov 12 for course package holders and Nov 14 for single course purchasers. Copies in the office.

OLLI welcomes Jim Lavender – Storyteller for an afternoon of stories on Tues, Nov 5, 3:15 p.m., Manly Lobby. Coming from a fascinating “storybook” life, his first-person narratives are captivating, hilarious and memorable. Although Jim is a native of the Mississippi swamp country, he now lives in the hills of the Virginia hunt country. His stories are written at a 200-year old table, overlooking Bear Creek Hollow with deer, turkey, and the occasional bear wandering beneath the windows. Sign up to attend in the office.

Join other OLLI @ Furman members and come cheer on the Lady Paladin Basketball Team for the Furman vs. North Greenville game on Wednesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena. General Admission tickets are just $5 and can be purchased in the OLLI office with cash or check. A great way to cheer on Furman’s student athletes and share time with other OLLI members. Go Dins!

Join fellow OLLI of Furman members at the Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “The Russian Sorcerer & His Apprentices”, Sunday, January 26 at 3pm, Peace Center. Following the performance, enjoy a special meal at Nose Dive Gastropub. The GSO’s Maestro, Edvard Tschival and other special guests will give a talk to OLLI participants during dinner. Symphony tickets only – $25.60/pp; Add dinner for an additional $30. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours in the OLLI Office now. Learn more here!

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Beginning IPad and Intermediate IPad have been canceled for the Winter 20 Term.
Urban Survival meeting time has been moved to Mondays at 10:45 a.m. for the Winter 20 Term.
OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch & Learn Tuesday: Aches and Pains: The Value of Physical Therapy, Jacqueline Davenport, director of Clinical Excellence, ATI Physical Therapy. Bring your lunch and enjoy on Nov 1, 12:30-1:20 HC110.

OLLI and the Furman Department of English are working together to bring two-time National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward to campus on February 5, 2020. In preparation, we encourage you to read some of her books. A limited number of copies of “Men We Reaped,” “Salvage the Bones,” and “Sing, Unburied, Sing” are available to borrow in Nancy Kennedy’s office. There will be a discussion of “Sing, Unburied, Sing” on
Mon, Nov 18 at Noon in HC111. Learn more about Jesmyn Ward. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

Save the Date: Tues, Dec 10, 6:30 p.m., COCOA & CAROLS with the Herring Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale. Come enjoy this fun event to celebrate the season. Free!

OLLI Crabtree Winter 2020 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject is Motion. Submissions due by Dec 9. Email ONE submission per artist HERE. Photo should be no larger than 2000mp on the long side.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Enjoy a night at the theater with Furman Pauper Players as they present an original musical, In the Silence, Nov 1, 2, & 3 in McAlister Auditorium. Information HERE.

The Department of Music presents the Furman Choral Concert featuring the Furman Singers and Belle Voci, Thurs, Nov 7, 8 p.m. Daniel Chapel. Enjoy music from these internationally renowned groups. FREE!

Music Lovers! The Furman Faculty Chamber Music Concert will be Fri, Nov. 8, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets $15, use the following link for information and to order tickets.

Interested in the international political climate? Furman University Department of Politics and International Affairs hosts the lecture, The U.S. and Iran, Losing and Making an Enemy with Trita Parsi, Founder/V.P. of the Institute for Responsible Statehood, Nov. 13, 4 p.m., in the Watkins Room, Trone Center.

Furman University will host the USA Rugby National Playoffs beginning Nov 16, more information HERE.

The Furman Department of Music has announced its 2019-20 Sound Quality Concert Series. Events include performances by the Furman Symphony Orchestra, the Furman Symphonic Band, the Furman Singers, chamber groups, and many of Furman’s music faculty. Tickets $15 for seniors, ONLINE HERE.

What’s GOING ON Around Greenville?
The Peace Center has 3 very special offers for OLLI@ Furman members. On Tues, Nov 5 @ 7 p.m., Hollywood legend Kathleen Turner will perform her cabaret show featuring humor, great music, and insights spanning Turner’s exciting career. To request a pair of COMPLIMENTARY tickets, please email Michael at mciaccia@peacecenter.org with your name and contact information no later than Fri, Nov 1.
****Receive a discount for the performance on Tues, Nov 5 at 7:30 p.m. of the Broadway show Once on This Island by using the link here PARTNER .This offer is valid in price levels 2-4 and cannot be combined with other offers or used on previously purchased tickets.****
****Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silkroad Ensemble is coming to the Peace Center on Tuesday, Nov 12, 7:30 p.m. use the link here UIPC to receive select seats for just $10. This offer is valid in price levels 2-4 and cannot be combined with other offers or used on previously purchased tickets.****

Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping at Artisanville Fine Art& Craft Show with 170+ Juried artists, featuring handcrafted & handmade artwork. Nov 2-3, Greenville Convention Center. https://artisanville.net/

The Parish Choir of Christ Church Episcopal will present the Greenville premier of Louis Vierne’s Solemn Mass for Choir and Two Organs on Sun, Nov 3, 5 p.m., Christ Church. Free and open to the public.

Calling Golfers! The Greenville Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is having a golf fundraiser at TopGolf on Sat, Nov. 9@9 a.m. MOPH is dedicated to helping veterans in the Upstate. Tickets are $100 and include breakfast and a morning of hitting balls. Everything needed to play will be provided. To register call Olli member, Tim Henry at 509-551-5188.

The marvelous Music on Sundays concert series will feature 9 String Theory, a unique musical collaboration of a Russian domra virtuoso and an American guitarist on November 10, 3 p.m. Tickets $20; order here or at the door. Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville)

The Community Remembrance Project confronts the history of racial terror in Greenville with an event on Thur., Nov 14, 6-8 p.m. with Remember His Name, to learn about the life of George Green, a man from Taylors who was lynched in November, 1933. Learn more HERE.

Greenville Jewish Federation, in partnership with Furman University, SC Holocaust Foundation, and the Selden Smith Foundation, presents a special screening of “Who Will Write Our History,” Sun., Nov 17, 2 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, Furman University. Producer, Nancy Spielberg, and Director, Roberta Grossman will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Furman professor Dr. Melinda Menzer. Doors open at 1:45 p.m.; the screening at 2 p.m. with the discussion following. Tickets are $12 and available HERE.

Snippet from Sally… I wonder if you were lucky enough to be in the OLLI lobby on Tuesday @ noon? Theresa Pizzuto and her International Folk Dance students presented a fabulous demonstration. Throughout the fall term they have been learning dances from countries and cultures all over the world. It was such fun to get a glimpse of what they have been doing. After the performance, Theresa invited those in the audience to join her class as she taught Nigun Atik which is an Israeli folk dance. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to join in!! I had a ball with my first attempt even if I had to fake the part where you had to snap your fingers! Thank you Theresa!!