January 29, 2016

* Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE! In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, OLLI classes will also be canceled. Call Furman’s weather line at 294-3766 or tune into local news for the latest updates.

 

We need your help!  Many of you have noticed that we are missing Sheila who helps take care of the Herring Center.  While she is out over the next few weeks please help out the staff and be sure to pick up any items under your chair, notify us of any spills so we can treat them right away and recycle cups and other trash (just dump out any leftover liquid first, please!)   Go green by bringing your own travel mug or cup, or purchase an OLLI travel mug in the office for just $12.  Thank you for your awareness as we take care of the Herring Center!

 

OLLI Grants: As an OLLI instructor, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your courses even better?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’ve always wanted to pursue but the cost put it out of reach? Let an OLLI Grant help! Members of OLLI for at least six terms may apply for grants for $200-$2,000 to pursue a lifelong learning passion. Within 2 years of receiving their funds, grant recipients will be asked to share what they learn with the OLLI membership in the form of a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars… The application deadline is March 1; applications are available on the OLLI bulletin board. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact Grants Committee chair Judy Lineback.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is still room for you in these Feb. 5 Bonus Events. Sign up in the OLLI office today!

BTE1125 The Disease Tree: Roots to Our Modern Diagnoses

BTE1121 Bird’s Eye View of Israel & Cruise Europe

BTE1109 Constructive Age Management

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

For those who missed the special lecture on ISIS and the Voices of Reason in the Muslim World last Thursday, Jan. 21, you can watch the lecture online by clicking this link.

Would you like to become more involved in OLLI? Looking for an opportunity that makes use of your skills? The Computers and Technology subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee is looking for new members. The focus is on continuing the very successful classes we already have as well as looking for new topics of interest to OLLI members in this rapidly-changing area. Please contact John Bissell at 735-8230 or if you are interested in joining us. A background in computers or a technology area is helpful, but we don’t need just geeks!

 

In preparation for Warehouse Theatre’s production of Uncle Vanya, come to a Lunch and Learn Thurs., Feb. 4, 12:30-1:15, HC113. Dennis Tavernetti will talk about the play and Chekhov’s critical literary influence in the development of dramatic theater.  You will also hear Warehouse equity actor, Jason Johnson, who plays the role of the country doctor, Astrov, discuss how he prepared for and interprets his role.

 

OLLI artists of any level are invited to the Open Studio SIG, Fridays, 1–4 p.m., HC005.   Bring your supplies, join in and don’t forget anything needed to clean up after. Contact Chris Lane at 467-9144 with questions.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed the OLLI Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room of the Herring Center. The winter exhibition is up.  Please stop by to enjoy it if you have a class in the Crabtree room or during non-class hours otherwise.  Also, watch for a request for photos for the spring exhibition in February.

 

Attention OLLI Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Staff.  Come join other RPCVs for lunch Thur., Feb.11, 12:15 p.m., room 103.  Please bring your own lunch.  Questions? Contact Jean Fontaine (Perú 1967-69).

 

Haven’t received your Paladin Pass yet?  The Paladin Passes are slowly rolling in from the Student Business Center.  They are really busy right now making passes!  As they come in, we will send you an email.  In the meantime, your name badge will still allow you to get discounts on campus.  If you need to sign up for one or have any questions, contact Carson Ruffrage in the OLLI office.

DVDs for Loan.  Several OLLI members have provided educational (world history, Life of Lincoln) and travel (Greece, Sicily) DVDs for the book nook.  The DVDs are located in the Non-Fiction section of the Book Nook.  Please return DVDs within 3 weeks so that others may enjoy them.

 

Interested in a behind the scenes look at the Greenville Swamp Rabbits Hockey Team and Bon Secours Wellness Center? Join OLLI for a free tour on Friday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  That evening, enjoy the hockey game at 7 p.m. to see the Swamp Rabbits take on the South Carolina Stingrays.   Tickets for the game are just $12 and can be purchased in the OLLI office.  Sign up for one or both in the OLLI office no later than Thursday, Feb. 18.   Thank you to Greg Parker for organizing this event!

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

We have some wonderful trips on the calendar with OLLI! If you are interested in learning more about the Road Scholar Three Friends: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe (May 2016), the Road Scholar Multi Sport Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Bicycling and Hiking in Maine’s Acadia National Park (Sept. 2016), the All OLLI Old Prague & Blue Danube River Cruise (April 2017), or other trips that may be on the horizon please contact Heidi Wright.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Due to the weather of this past weekend, the MLK Interfaith Celebration has been rescheduled for this Sunday, January 31 at 5pm in Daniel Chapel.

 

Fox News contributor and author Juan Williams will speak on “A Sustaining Responsibility: King and the Exercise of Non-Violence,” on Wed., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. at Younts Conference Center. Free with a reception and book signing following the lecture. The event is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program. For a complete listing of all Martin Luther King Jr. celebration events please visit the website,

 

The Riley Institute presents “The Mood of America 2016: The Presidential Race” Wed., Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., in Younts Conference Center. Free. The speaker is Peter Hart of Hart Research Associates, a top analyst of public opinion. He is a highly regarded political analyst known for his role in shaping federal policy and was instrumental in moving Dick Riley from 4 pts in the polls to winning the gubernatorial election in SC.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Herring Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert Sun., Feb. 21, 3 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church. This concert by the Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale features music by Herbert Howells, Benjamin Britten, Johannes Brahms, and others.  Great choral chamber works by the Upstate’s premier professional ensemble, directed by OLLI’s own Bing Vick. Discounted tickets ($30 ticket for $24) in OLLI Office.

 

The Upcountry History Museum invites you to view a new exhibit opening this weekend! Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways in which Americans lived with the daily fear of atomic war, and how the government responded to the growth of atomic powers and the onset of the Cold War. January 30 – March 16, 2016. Visit the website for more information.

 

The Greenville Brass Quintet with Sherwood Mobley will perform on Sunday, January 31 at 3 p.m. as part of the Music on Sunday series at the Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road in Greenville). Tickets are available at the door for $20.

 

Are you ready for the most famous Road Trip in American History? Chautauqua History Alive presents “Meriwether Lewis” Sat., Feb. 6 and Sun., Feb. 7 at 2:00 pm at the Wade Hampton High School, 100 Pine Knoll Dr., Greenville.  Free! Join the Corps of Discovery on the greatest adventure of their lives. You’ll laugh – you’ll be challenged – you’ll have lots of questions. And Meriwether Lewis will answer them.

 

Centre Stage will continue their provoking Fringe Series with the hit production Through the Night by Daniel Beaty. The show will run Jan. 26, 27, Feb. 2, 3, 9, and 10. Tickets begin at $10.

 

The Warehouse Theatre presents Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, Jan. 29-Feb. 28, Thurs.-Sat at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees Feb. 7 and 14 at 3 p.m. For tickets call 864-235-6948 or visit their website.

 

January 22, 2016

The drop/add period for Winter Term ends today. After today, refunds will no longer be given.

 

* Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE! In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, OLLI classes will also be canceled. Call Furman’s weather line at 294-3766 or tune into local news for the latest updates.

 

We need your help!  Many of you have noticed that we are missing Sheila who helps take care of the Herring Center.  While she is out over the next few weeks please help out the staff and be sure to pick up any items under your chair, notify us of any spills so we can treat them right away and recycle cups and other trash (just dump out any leftover liquid first, please!)   Go green by bringing your own travel mug or cup, or purchase an OLLI travel mug in the office for just $12.  Thank you for your awareness as we take care of the Herring Center!

 

OLLI Grants: As an OLLI instructor, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your courses even better?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’ve always wanted to pursue but the cost put it out of reach? Let an OLLI Grant help! Members of OLLI for at least six terms may apply for grants for $200-$2,000 to pursue a lifelong learning passion. Within 2 years of receiving their funds, grant recipients will be asked to share what they learn with the OLLI membership in the form of a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars… The application deadline is March 1; applications are available on the OLLI bulletin board. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact Grants Committee chair Judy Lineback.

 

There is still room for you in the Bonus Event Pam American World Airways on March 4, 10 a.m.  Our speaker experienced the heyday of Pan American, is a published author about flying in the industry’s glamor days, and is a frequent university and convention speaker.  Register in the OLLI office today!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Would you like to become more involved in OLLI? Looking for an opportunity that makes use of your skills? The Computers and Technology subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee is looking for new members. The focus is on continuing the very successful classes we already have as well as looking for new topics of interest to OLLI members in this rapidly-changing area. Please contact John Bissell at 735-8230 or if you are interested in joining us. A background in computers or a technology area is helpful, but we don’t need just geeks!

 

Leading into the Meriwether Lewis Chautauqua presentation, Gary Aten will present a “mini-class” on the Lewis and Clark journey Thurs., Jan. 28 at 3:15 pm, HC110. No reservation needed, just come and enjoy!

 

The Aging in Community SIG is back in session. Our next step is to contact developers. Join us Thurs., Jan. 28 at 12:20 p.m., HC102 for a brainstorming and creative imagining session and help develop a wish list to present to them. Email Judith Ziemer @ judyjudyh@aol.com with questions and input.

 

OLLI artists of any level are invited to the Open Studio SIG, Fridays, 1–4 p.m., HC005.   Bring your supplies, join in and don’t forget anything needed to clean up after. Contact Chris Lane at 467-9144 with questions.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed the OLLI Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room of the Herring Center. The Winter exhibition will be going up around January 22.  Please stop by to enjoy the new exhibition if you have a class in the Crabtree room or during non-class hours otherwise.  Also, for all you photographers, watch for a request for photos for the Spring exhibition in February.

 

If you’ve already signed up for your Paladin Pass, you will receive an e-mail when it is ready for pick up. If you would like to sign up, come by the office and we will take care of it. Questions? Contact Carson Ruffrage.

 

Interested in Jamming with your Ukulele, Guitar, or whatever?  The OLLI SIG continues this term on two Monday afternoons a month at 1:30 p.m., HC102.  Dates are:  Jan. 25; Feb. 8 & 22.  Bring your singing voice, instrument, and copies of music you know. We will set up in a circle and pass the mic.  If you are uncomfortable playing your own song, simply pass the mic. Contact Linda McMakin – 864-787-2871.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Join members from OLLIs around the country on the first All OLLI River Cruise! Guests on the first-of- its-kind All OLLI Old Prague & Blue Danube River Cruise will depart April 6, 2017 and travel aboard one of Grand Circle Travel’s 140-164 passenger privately owned ships.   The 12-day excursion will begin in Prague and make its way to Budapest with stops in Melk, Durnstein, Vienna and Batislava. View trip details and the detailed itinerary here. Brochures are in the OLLI office or contact Heidi with questions. To make reservations call (800) 597-2452, option 2 and reference trip number: G7-27095 “Old Prague & Blue Danube – OLLI @ Furman.” A 10% discount is available upon reservation and payment of a $500 deposit by Jan. 31, 2016.

 

We are delighted to offer exclusively to OLLI@Furman members the Road Scholar Multi Sport Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Bicycling and Hiking in Maine’s Acadia National Park. Enjoy a spectacular outdoor adventure and experience seaside cliffs, ocean air and breathtaking views atop the highest peak along the Atlantic Coast. This excursion will begin Sun., Sept. 11 and conclude Fri., Sept. 16, 2016. Trip Rates*: $925 double occupancy, $1225 single occupancy. Brochures are in the office. To register, call Road Scholar at (800)322-5315 and reference Program #2198, “Multi Sport Adventure: Acadia National Park.”

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

On Sunday January 24 at 5 pm the MLK Interfaith Celebration will be held in the Daniel Chapel. Proclaimer: The Rev. Kimberly Jackson (’06). Music: Furman Gospel Choir and Chancel Choir. Special remarks from President Elizabeth Davis and blessings from the Furman Interfaith Community.

 

The Riley Institute presents “The Mood of America 2016: The Presidential Race” Wed., Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., in Younts Conference Center. The speaker is Peter Hart of Hart Research Associates, a top analyst of public opinion. He is a highly regarded political analyst known for his role in shaping federal policy and was instrumental in moving Dick Riley from 4 pts in the polls to winning the gubernatorial election in SC.

 

Furman students are looking for volunteers for a class project!  Students enrolled in an Adulthood and Aging course are looking to meet with OLLI members for informal conversations a few times during the semester.  The conversations will touch on topics such as, life histories, physical and health related changes, cognitive change, social relationships, caregiving and/or end of life issues.   If you would like to volunteer, please email Dr. Michelle Horhota or call 864-294-3167.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Congratulations to OLLI members Brenda Hill, Gordon Dohm and Ali van den Broek having work selected to be part of the 24th Annual Juried Competition will be at the Blue Ridge Arts Center in Seneca. The show opens on Friday Jan. 22, 2016 at 5:30- 8 p.m. and runs until Feb. 26, 2016.

 

Join the Islamic Society of Greenville for “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor” Thursday, Jan. 28, 6:15-8:30 p.m. at the Upstate Islamic Center, 1601 Clement Road, Greer, SC 29650. The purpose is to build positive relationships between upstate Muslims and people of other faith traditions. The event will cover topics such as aspects of the Muslim faith, terrorism and women’s rights.  There will also be time for attendees to talk, mingle, and eat delicious homemade ethnic foods.   RSVP by Jan. 22 to meetmuslimneighbors@gmail.com.

 

The Greenville Brass Quintet with Sherwood Mobley will perform on Sunday, January 31 at 3 p.m. as part of the Music on Sunday series at the Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road in Greenville). Tickets are available at the door for $20.

 

Centre Stage will continue their provoking Fringe Series with the hit production Through the Night by Daniel Beaty. The show will run Jan. 26, 27, Feb. 2, 3, 9, and 10. Tickets begin at $10.

 

The Warehouse Theatre presents Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, Jan. 29-Feb. 28, Thurs.-Sat at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees Feb. 7 and 14 at 3 p.m. For tickets call 864-235-6948 or visit their website. In preparation, come to a special Lunch and Learn at OLLI lead by Dennis Tavernetti to learn about the play and Chekhov’s critical  literary influence in the development of dramatic theater.  You will also hear from Warehouse equity actor, Jason Johnson, who plays the role of the country doctor, Astrov, as he discusses how he prepared for and interprets his role.  Thurs., Feb. 4, 12:30-1:15, HC113.

January 15, 2016

There will be NO CLASS Monday, Jan. 18.

Furman will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

 

We hope everyone enjoyed their first week of class! You have one more week to drop classes and still get a refund. Call or stop by our office to make any class changes. *TODAY – Friday, Jan 15 – is the last day to drop a cooking class and get a refund. Remember there is a $10 fee if you drop without adding another class.

* Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE! In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, OLLI classes will also be canceled. Call Furman’s weather line at 294-3766 or tune into local news for the latest updates.

 

Haven’t signed up for your OLLI Paladin Pass yet?  No problem!  Sign up in the office or email Carson Ruffrage to get discounts and privileges on campus.  Enjoy $5 meals at the dining hall, access to the library, or play a few rounds at Furman’s golf course with your new pass.  It also entitles you to discounts at the Fitness Center, the bookstore, and restaurants in the student center.  If you’ve already signed up for your Paladin Pass, you will receive an e-mail when it is in the office ready for pick up.

 

OLLI Grants: As an OLLI instructor, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your courses even better?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’ve always wanted to pursue but the cost put it out of reach? Let an OLLI Grant help! Members of OLLI for at least six terms may apply for grants for $200-$2,000 to pursue a lifelong learning passion. Within 2 years of receiving their funds, grant recipients will be asked to share what they learn with the OLLI membership in the form of a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars…The application deadline is March 1; applications are available on the OLLI bulletin board. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact Grants Committee chair Judy Lineback.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

We are delighted to offer exclusively to OLLI@Furman members the Road Scholar Multi Sport Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Bicycling and Hiking in Maine’s Acadia National Park. Enjoy a spectacular outdoor adventure and experience seaside cliffs, ocean air and breathtaking views atop the highest peak along the Atlantic Coast. This excursion will begin Sun., Sept. 11 and conclude Fri., Sept. 16, 2016. Trip Rates*: $925 double occupancy, $1225 single occupancy. Brochures are in the office. To register, call Road Scholar at (800)322-5315 and reference Program #2198, “Multi Sport Adventure: Acadia National Park.”

 

Join members from OLLIs around the country on the first All OLLI River Cruise! Guests on the first-of- its-kind All OLLI Old Prague & Blue Danube River Cruise will depart April 6, 2017 and travel aboard one of Grand Circle Travel’s 140-164 passenger privately owned ships.   The 12-day excursion will begin in Prague and make its way to Budapest with stops in Melk, Durnstein, Vienna and Batislava, just to name a few. View trip details and the detailed itinerary here. Brochures are in the OLLI office or contact Heidi with questions. To make reservations or to speak to a Grand Circle representative call (800) 597-2452, option 2 and reference trip number: G7-27095 “Old Prague & Blue Danube – OLLI @ Furman.” A 10% discount is available to those that make their reservations and pay a $500 deposit by January 31, 2016.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

The Computer Technology Committee presents a Computer/Tablet/Phone Help Desk for members Tuesday, January 19, 2-4 p.m., HC104. First come, first served. Bring your device and our team will try to help you out. These sessions help with “quick-fix” problems. Contact Dan Garvin with questions.

 

“Terrorism and Voices of Reason in the Muslim World,” a talk given by Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Professor at the University of North Florida, on Thursday, January 21, 3:15 p.m. in the Crabtree Room. Dr. Ahmed will cover topics such as the nature of terrorism, scriptural sources related to violence and terrorism, socio-political factors, and the situation of American Muslims in today’s climate. Free.

 

OLLI and Chautauqua present “Meriwether Lewis” on Saturday, February 6. Enjoy a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m., presentation at 5 p.m. Space is limited; tickets are on sale in the OLLI office for just $5. Within the long list of men and women who have had the courage to step off the map and into unknown worlds, Meriwether Lewis is arguably one of the most important yet least appreciated. Performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Brian “Fox” Ellis.

 

Leading into the Meriwether Lewis Chautauqua presentation, Gary Aten will present a “mini-class” on the Lewis and Clark journey Thurs., Jan. 28 at 3:15 pm, HC110. No reservation needed, just come and enjoy!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Members of the Furman music faculty will present the Faculty Chamber Music Series on Friday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. at Daniel Recital Hall. Senior tickets are $10 in advance or at the door.

 

Furman Partners in the Arts will host a Guest Artist Recital: Sandbox Percussion on Tuesday, January 19, at 8 p.m. at Daniel Recital Hall. Free!

 

Professor of Organ Charles Tompkins celebrates his 30th year on the Furman faculty with a program on Thurs, Jan 21 at 8pm in Daniel Memorial Chapel. Joining Dr. Tompkins at the Hartness Organ Series event will be the Furman Singers and the Furman Chamber Choir. Tickets available at the door and are $10 for seniors..

 

Furman students are looking for volunteers for a class project!  Students enrolled in an Adulthood and Aging course are looking to meet with OLLI members for informal conversations a few times during the semester.  The conversations will touch on topics such as, life histories, physical and health related changes, cognitive change, social relationships, caregiving and/or end of life issues.   If you would like to volunteer, please email Dr. Michelle Horhota or call 864-294-3167.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

“Older and Better: The Impact of Our Aging Population” is the topic for the next TEDx Greenville Salon on Tuesday Jan. 19, 6:30-8 p.m. OLLI’s own Jack Hansen is one of the presenters. Admission is free, but registration is required. Learn more and register here.

 

The Greenville Brass Quintet with Sherwood Mobley will perform on Sunday, January 31 at 3 p.m. as part of the Music on Sunday series at the Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road in Greenville). Tickets are available at the door for $20.

 

Centre Stage presents the hit Rock show, Heart & Soul, Thursdays – Sundays Jan 21 – Feb 14. Rock out to Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Temptations, The Beatles and many more! Tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased through the box office at 864-233-6733 or on the website.

 

Centre Stage will continue their provoking Fringe Series with the hit production Through the Night by Daniel Beaty. The show will run Jan. 26, 27, Feb. 2, 3, 9, and 10. Tickets begin at $10.

 

The Warehouse Theatre presents Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, Jan. 29-Feb. 28, Thurs.-Sat at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees Feb. 7 and 14 at 3 p.m. For tickets contact The Warehouse Theatre at 864-235-6948 or visit their website. In preparation, come to a special Lunch and Learn at OLLI to hear from Warehouse Director of Marketing and equity actor, Jason Johnson, who plays the role of the country doctor, Astrov, as he discusses how he prepared for the role and interprets the play. Thurs., Feb. 4, 12:30-1:15, HC113.

 

The Clemson CVT Leadership program is looking for volunteers to participate in our state-of-the-art, noninvasive ultrasound scan lab. There are two slots left in the current schedule: Thursday 2/11 and Thursday 2/18 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. We are located at the GHS Patewood campus and perform a variety of scans on the cardiovascular system. To learn more, contact us via email at cvtleadership@ghs.org.

 

Join the Islamic Society of Greenville for “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor” Thursday, Jan. 28, 6:15-8:30 p.m. at the Upstate Islamic Center, 1601 Clement Road, Greer, SC 29650. The purpose is to build positive relationships between upstate Muslims and people of other faith traditions. The event will feature a number of stations covering topics such as aspects of the Muslim faith, terrorism and women’s rights.  There will also be time for attendees to talk, mingle, and eat delicious homemade ethnic foods.   RSVP by Jan. 22 to meetmuslimneighbors@gmail.com

January 8, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Winter Term–we look forward to seeing you! There are still spots available in many of our courses; registration continues online and in the OLLI office.

* Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE! In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, OLLI classes will also be canceled. Call Furman’s weather line at 294-3766 or tune into local news for the latest updates.

 

Our Lost and Found has grown! Make sure you check the Lost and Found table in the Lobby when you come to class. We want these items to find their owners!

 

The latest edition of Gray Matters is hot off the press! Check out our online edition to read up on all of the latest OLLI happenings.

 

Haven’t signed up for your OLLI Paladin Pass yet?  No problem!  Sign up in the office or email Carson Ruffrage to get discounts and privileges on campus.  Enjoy $5 meals at the dining hall, access to the library, or play a few rounds at Furman’s golf course with your new pass.  It also entitles you to discounts at the Fitness Center, the bookstore, and restaurants in the student center.  If you’ve already signed up for your Paladin Pass, it is ready for pickup in the OLLI Office.

 

OLLI Grants: As an OLLI instructor, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your courses even better?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’ve always wanted to pursue but the cost put it out of reach? Let an OLLI Grant help! Members of OLLI for at least six terms may apply for grants for $200-$2,000 to pursue a lifelong learning passion. Within 2 years of receiving their funds, grant recipients will be asked to share what they learn with the OLLI membership in the form of a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars…The application deadline is March 1; applications are available on the OLLI bulletin board. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact Grants Committee chair Judy Lineback.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be NO CLASS Monday, Jan. 18. Furman will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

 

ROOM CHANGES

ACM159 More Sing with Bing will meet in HC111.

BEF Financial Workshop will meet in HC005.

LAN760 French II will meet in HC105.

ACM113 Classical Music II will meet in HC102.

PHO1630 Photography Adventures will meet in HC105.

ACM 129 Victorian Narrative will meet in HC004.

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Long Range Planning Committee    Friday, January 15, 10 a.m.               HC103

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, every Tuesday in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. Tuesday, January 12: “Great Gardens Past and Present” led by Marian St. Clair, Master Gardener.

 

Interested in Jamming with your Ukulele, Guitar, or whatever?  The OLLI SIG continues this term on two Monday afternoons a month at 1:30 p.m., HC102.  Dates are:  Jan. 11 & 25; Feb. 8 & 22.  Bring your singing voice, instrument, and copies of music you know. We will set up in a circle and pass the mic.  If you are uncomfortable playing your own song, simply pass the mic. Contact Linda McMakin – 864-787-2871.

“Terrorism and Voices of Reason in the Muslim World,” a talk given by Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Professor at the University of North Florida, on Thursday, January 21, 3:15 p.m. in the Crabtree Room. Dr. Ahmed will cover topics such as the nature of terrorism, scriptural sources related to violence and terrorism, socio-political factors, and the situation of American Muslims in today’s climate. Free.

 

Êtes-vous Francophone?  Vous êtes invité à un SIG où on parlera français.  On peut pratiquer la belle langue, discuter les livres français, et faire la connaissance d’autres qui parle français.  Le SIG commencera Mercredi, 13 janvier, salle HC113, à 12:20 jusqu’à 1:20

 

OLLI and Chautauqua present “Meriwether Lewis” on Saturday, February 6. Enjoy a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m., presentation at 5 p.m. Space is limited; tickets are on sale in the OLLI office for just $5. Within the long list of men and women who have had the courage to step off the map and into unknown worlds, Meriwether Lewis is arguably one of the most important yet least appreciated. Performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Brian “Fox” Ellis.

 

Attention Bus Riders! Effective immediately the Greenlink bus on Route #3, which serves Furman, will only stop near our building on demand. This means that riders coming to Furman and intending to disembark at the Herring Center must inform the driver prior to arriving at the Furman front gate. Riders wishing to be picked up at the Herring Center stop must call Greenlink using the phone number on the Greenlink stop sign prior to the bus arriving at the front gate (at least 15 minutes before the hour).

 

TRAVELING WITH OLLI

We are delighted to offer exclusively to OLLI@Furman members the Road Scholar Multi Sport Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Bicycling and Hiking in Maine’s Acadia National Park. Enjoy a spectacular outdoor adventure and experience seaside cliffs, ocean air and breathtaking views atop the highest peak along the Atlantic Coast. This excursion will begin Sun., Sept. 11 and conclude Fri., Sept. 16, 2016. Trip Rates*: $925 double occupancy, $1225 single occupancy. Brochures are in the office. To register, call Road Scholar at (800)322-5315 and reference Program #2198, “Multi Sport Adventure: Acadia National Park.”

 

Join members from OLLIs around the country on the first All OLLI River Cruise! Guests on the first-of- its-kind All OLLI Old Prague & Blue Danube River Cruise will depart April 6, 2017 and travel aboard one of Grand Circle Travel’s 140-164 passenger privately owned ships.   The 12-day excursion will begin in Prague and make its way to Budapest with stops in Melk, Durnstein, Vienna and Batislava, just to name a few. View trip details and the detailed itinerary here. Brochures are in the OLLI office or contact Heidi with questions. To make reservations or to speak to a Grand Circle representative call (800) 597-2452, option 2 and reference trip number: G7-27095 “Old Prague & Blue Danube – OLLI @ Furman.” There is a 10% discount available to those that make their reservations and pay a $500 deposit by January 31, 2016.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Members of the Furman music faculty will present the Faculty Chamber Music Series on Friday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. at Daniel Recital Hall. Senior tickets are $10 in advance or at the door.

 

Furman Partners in the Arts will host a Guest Artist Recital: Sandbox Percussion on Tuesday, January 19, at 8 p.m. at Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are Free!

 

Professor of Organ Charles Tompkins celebrates his 30th year on the Furman faculty with a program on Thurs, Jan 21 at 8pm in Daniel Memorial Chapel. Joining Dr. Tompkins at the Hartness Organ Series event will be the Furman Singers and the Furman Chamber Choir. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for seniors. Order tickets at www.furman.edu/musictickets.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

GARY ATEN, popular OLLI teacher, kicks off Chautauqua’s History Alive season with a discussion of “The Lewis & Clark Expedition.”  Gary grew up along much of the Lewis & Clark Trail and has traveled, studied and photographed every part of it. Tuesday, January 12 at 7 pm at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

Centre Stage will present hit Rock show, Heart & Soul, Thursdays – Sundays from Jan 21 – Feb 14. Rock out to Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Temptations, The Beatles and many more! Tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased through the box office at 864-233-6733 or on the website.

January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!

 

Welcome to the 2016 Winter Term–we look forward to seeing you! There are still spots available in many of our courses; registration continues online and in the OLLI office.

Join us at the Back to OLLI Reception this Thursday, January 7, 3-4:30 p.m. in Manly Lobby. Come enjoy a sweet treat and a cup of hot cider while visiting with OLLI friends old and new. The New Member Orientation will be the same day, 2:30-3 p.m. in HC110.

* Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE! In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, OLLI classes will also be canceled. Call Furman’s weather line at 294-3766 or tune into local news for the latest updates.

 

The Herring Center for Continuing Education has received a wonderful gift from Sarah and Gordon Herring—a new Yamaha Disklavier grand piano. This piano makes beautiful music when played “the old-fashioned way,” but also has amazing technological capabilities. We will be able to have many wonderful music opportunities (recitals, concerts, etc.) in our lobby thanks to the Herrings’ generosity. Our existing piano will remain as the classroom piano. How lucky we are to own two wonderful instruments!

 

Our Lost and Found has grown! Make sure you check the Lost and Found table in the Lobby when you come to Back to OLLI or during the first week of class. We want these items to find their owners!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be NO CLASS Monday, Jan. 18. Furman will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

 

There is a new section of the eBay class that will be offered during the winter term on Mondays, 9-10:30am. There are 4 seats left! Register in the office.

 

ROOM CHANGES

PHO1630 Photography Adventures will meet in HC105

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Long Range Planning Committee    Friday, January 15, 10 a.m.               HC103

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Attention Class Liaisons! All Class Liaisons are encouraged to attend the Liaison Refresher on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m., HC113.

 

Haven’t signed up for your OLLI Paladin Pass yet?  No problem!  Sign up in the office or email Carson Ruffrage to get discounts and privileges on campus.  Enjoy $5 meals at the dining hall, access to the library, or play a few rounds at Furman’s golf course with your new pass.  It also entitles you to discounts at the Fitness Center, the bookstore, and restaurants in the student center.  If you’ve already signed up for your Paladin Pass, they will be ready for pick up at Back to OLLI or when you come to your first day of class in January.

 

Lunch and Learn, every Tuesday in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. Tuesday, January 12: “Great Gardens Past and Present” led by Marian St. Clair, Master Gardener.

 

Êtes-vous Francophone?  Vous êtes invité à un SIG où on parlera français.  On peut pratiquer la belle langue, discuter les livres français, et faire la connaissance d’autres qui parle français.  Le SIG commencera Mercredi, 13 janvier, salle HC113, à 12:20 jusqu’à 1:20

 

OLLI and Chautauqua present “Meriwether Lewis” on Saturday, February 6. Enjoy a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m., presentation at 5 p.m. Space is limited; tickets are on sale in the OLLI office for just $5. Within the long list of men and women who have had the courage to step off the map and into unknown worlds, Meriwether Lewis is arguably one of the most important yet least appreciated. Performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Brian “Fox” Ellis.

 

You’ve been invited to California! In cooperation with the Brubeck Institute at University of the Pacific, OLLI@Pacific is proud to announce the Inaugural OLLI Brubeck Institute Summer Camp scheduled for June 6-10, 2016 with open registration to Osher Institute Members across the nation!  Enjoy a week of workshops, concerts and social gatherings dedicated to the exploration of Dave Brubeck’s musical influence and commitment to social justice.  Registration for the 2016 OLLI Brubeck Institute Summer Camp is now open and space is limited! Preview the OLLI Brubeck Institute Summer Camp here. For more information and registration, visit the Brubeck Institute at www.brubeckinstitute.org.

 

TRAVELING WITH OLLI

Because of the interest in the “Beautiful Drives with Chumley Cope,” we have added another day! Limited space is available to “Head East – Edge Over the Mountain” on Friday, February 26.  Travel through northern Spartanburg County en route to Hunt Country.  Explore a lovely landscape of horse farms and early history… at least one winery… and unusual churches.  Then drive up the Green River, emerge in Saluda and return to Greenville via the old road.  Special stops include a cemetery or two, and a closer look at the Tryon Equestrian Center. $45 includes transportation and lunch. Payment in the OLLI office reserves your space!

 

We are delighted to offer exclusively to OLLI@Furman members the Road Scholar Multi Sport Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Bicycling and Hiking in Maine’s Acadia National Park. Enjoy a spectacular outdoor adventure and experience seaside cliffs, ocean air and breathtaking views atop the highest peak along the Atlantic Coast. This excursion will begin Sunday September 11 and conclude Friday, September 16, 2016. Trip Rates*: $925 double occupancy, $1225 single occupancy. For more info, pick up a brochure in the office. To register, call Road Scholar at (800)322-5315 and reference Program #2198, “Multi Sport Adventure: Acadia National Park.”

 

Join members from OLLIs around the country on the first All OLLI River Cruise! Guests on the first-of- its-kind All OLLI Old Prague & Blue Danube River Cruise will depart April 6, 2017 and travel aboard one of Grand Circle Travel’s 140-164 passenger privately owned ships.   The 12-day excursion will begin in Prague and make its way to Budapest with stops in Melk, Durnstein, Vienna and Batislava, just to name a few. View trip details and the detailed itinerary here. Brochures are in the OLLI office or contact Heidi with questions. To make reservations or to speak to a Grand Circle representative call (800) 597-2452, option 2 and reference trip number: G7-27095 “Old Prague & Blue Danube – OLLI @ Furman.” There is a 10% discount available to those that make their reservations and pay a $500 deposit by January 31, 2016.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Members of the Furman music faculty will present the Faculty Chamber Music Series on Friday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. at Daniel Recital Hall. Senior tickets are $10 in advance or at the door.

 

Furman Partners in the Arts will host a Guest Artist Recital: Sandbox Percussion on Tuesday, January 19, at 8 p.m. at Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are Free!

 

Professor of Organ Charles Tompkins celebrates his 30th year on the Furman faculty with a program on Thurs, Jan 21 at 8pm in Daniel Memorial Chapel. Joining Dr. Tompkins at the Hartness Organ Series event will be the Furman Singers and the Furman Chamber Choir. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for seniors. Order tickets at www.furman.edu/musictickets.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

GARY ATEN, popular OLLI teacher, kicks off Chautauqua’s History Alive season with a discussion of “The Lewis & Clark Expedition.”  Gary grew up along much of the Lewis & Clark Trail and has traveled, studied and photographed every part of it. Tuesday, January 12 at 7 pm at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

The Clemson CVT Leadership program is looking for volunteers to participate in our state-of-the-art, noninvasive ultrasound scan lab. We are located at the GHS Patewood campus and perform a variety of scans on the cardiovascular system. To learn more, contact us via email at cvtleadership@ghs.org.

December 4, 2015

‘Tis the Season!

 

The OLLI Office will be closed December 21 through January 3. We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season!

 

Registration continues online and in the office. Some classes and bonus events have already filled, so please consider having a backup. If you are on a waitlist, we will call you if a spot opens up. Each member may sign up for two Bonus Events. If you are on a Bonus Event waitlist, you can add one more.

 

The OLLI Paladin Pass is your ticket to discounts and privileges on campus. If you enjoy $5 meals at the dining hall, use the library, or play a few rounds at Furman’s golf course, you’ll need one beginning in January. It also entitles you to discounts at the Fitness Center, the bookstore and restaurants in the student center, and more. We will not make these automatically for all members—sign up in the office or email Carson Ruffrage.

 

A recent study found that people were happiest in youth and then again in their 70s and early 80s.   That’s no surprise to us! Read more HERE.

 

Course Announcements

 

Moments in American History will have make-up sessions December 7 and 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m. in HC 110.

 

What’s GOING ON at OLLI during the holiday season?

 

Wear your holiday favorites and join us TOMORROW– Saturday, December 5, 9-11 a.m. for Breakfast in the Furman Dining Hall! Only $5 with your OLLI nametag.

 

Deadline Monday! Join OLLI friends, wear purple, and cheer on the Furman Men’s Basketball Team on OLLI Night! Furman vs. Liberty on Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena.   Call the OLLI office and order your $10 tickets. Let’s help the basketball team continue their success!

 

Cocoa and Carols with the Chorale! Members of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby. They will present a program of seasonal music.  You’ll also enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts (please bring something to share) and social time with OLLI friends on Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m.  Free!  Reservations are helpful. Call the office to let us know you’ll be there.

 

Interested in a very friendly, very low stakes OLLI Poker Group? Contact Rich Hammons at 864.520.2014 if you would like to participate.

 

Many of you have enjoyed the OLLI Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  We are pleased to announce that the third exhibition will run in January 2016.  If you are an OLLI member and wish to participate send your name, the title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Submissions are due no later than Dec. 16. Only one submission per artist please.  A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the OLLI office.

 

You are invited to participate in the next Baiden Art Gallery Exhibit, SEASONS.  We are excited to start the year off with this great exhibit of the talents and creativity of the OLLI community, running Jan 11 – March 6. Whether photography is your passion; you express yourself with paint or pen; or you create woodcarvings, mosaics or quilts; we want you to display your artwork in the Baiden Gallery.  New artists are always welcome. SEASONS gives many options for this exhibit. Feature all four seasons or emphasize one.  Interpret seasons in a traditional way such as a view of the mountains in full color or more simply with a single leaf or snowflake or flower in bloom.  All entries must be delivered to the OLLI Office by Dec. 18.   Submission forms with exhibition requirements are available in the OLLI office.  Artists are allowed up to two entries.  Display of second entries will depend on total number of pieces received for the exhibit. Questions? Contact Ruth Pollow.

 

Looking for a perfect gift for a fellow OLLI member? Purchase OLLI@Furman logo apparel through Lands End. To view products go to: ces.landsend.com/OLLI_Furman. To order call 800.338.2000. (Our customer number is 4571176 and our logo code is 0979527; you’ll need these numbers if you call.) Free shipping and free logos through November 27 (promo code: EMFLFS).   Standard logo colors are purple and white, however these can be customized through each order. Usual lead time for delivery is 12-14 business days.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

The Furman Music Department’s Sound Quality Concert Series continues TONIGHT at 8 p.m. with Handel’s Messiah featuring the Furman Singers and Chorale. $10 for tickets at the door.

 

“Christmas with the Chorale”Fri., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., McAlister Auditorium.  Bing Vick leads the Greenville Chorale in an exciting program of holiday favorites. Discounted tickets in the office for just $24.

 

The Heller Service Corps invites you to participate in their Giving Tree Program. Pick a tag off of the tree in Manly Lobby and return your gift by December 8.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

Come enjoy a performance by Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble and OLLI member Sharon Howell. December 5 at The Woodlands of Furman, 7 p.m. Free. For more information visit their website.

 

The Mill Town Players present “Rock ‘n Roll Christmas” on the weekends of December 4 – 20 at Pelzer Auditorium, 214 Lebby St., Pelzer, SC.  For tickets order at milltownplayers.org/tickets or call 864-947-8000.

 

Join the Columbia Museum of Art for a gallery tour of Georgia O’Keeffe: Her Carolina Story and Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina. Saturday, December 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1:00 p.m. A guided tour provides an overview of Georgia O’Keeffe: Her Carolina Story, an exhibition celebrating the creativity of contemporary women artists of South Carolina.

 

Centre Stage presents a new play, Let It Snow, December 3 – 19. Shows run Thursday through Sunday, and all seats are reserved (Thurs. – Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 3 p.m.) You can reach the box office at 864.233.6733 or visit the website. Use the “OLLI” discount code to save $5 off the $30 Center Section (the best one!)

 

The Warehouse Theatre presents Christmas on the Rocks, the story of the children in your favorite holiday movies, now that they are all grown up. For more information and tickets, visit their website.

 

Join the International Ballet for their production of the Nutcracker, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. This classical production of the Nutcracker will have a live orchestra, orchestra seating, and guest artists from the Joffrey Ballet. Tickets are at a reduced rate of $15 per person, as it is IB’s Outreach performance. Please contact Alyson Amato or at 508-259-0883 for information or to reserve your tickets.

 

Greenville County Library System is pleased to announce that ancestry tracker Fold3 is now available online. Research your genealogy from the comfort of home. Login for free with your library card.

 

OLLI members Ali van den Broek and Gordon Dohm will have their art showcased at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts from Dec. 4 to Jan. 21. The opening reception of the “Unseen Greenville” showcase is TODAY from 6-9pm at 25 Draper St., Greenville. The Photography SIG is planning on gathering at the reception, so let’s support our fellow OLLI members and check out their accomplishments!

 

Check out the 3rd annual Downtown Greenville Holiday Festival from Dec. 10-13 to support local downtown businesses! Check out the website for more information.

 

 

We send our warmest h-OLLI-day wishes for a safe and happy season!

November 20, 2015

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

The OLLI Office will be closed November 26 through November 28. We hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving. The Office will reopen Monday, November 30.

 

Registration continues online and in the office. Some classes and bonus events have already filled, so please consider having a backup. If you are on a waitlist, please know that we are working to see where we can add people to classes. Please keep in mind that each member may sign up for two Bonus Events. If you are on a Bonus Event waitlist, you can add one more.

 

Reminder to all interested in offering a Spring16 class: the course proposal form deadline is December 4.

 

Course Announcements

Moments in American History will have make-up sessions December 7 and 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m. in HC 110.

 

Committee Meetings

OLLI Council will meet on Friday, December 4 at 10 a.m., HC102.

 

What’s GOING ON at OLLI during the holiday season?

The OLLI Paladin Pass is your ticket to discounts and privileges on campus. If you enjoy $5 meals at the dining hall, use the library, or play a few rounds at Furman’s golf course, you’ll need one beginning in January. It also entitles you to discounts at the Fitness Center, the bookstore and restaurants in the student center, and more. We will not make these automatically for all members—sign up in the office or email Carson Ruffrage.

 

The final play in the 2015 RSC series is William Shakespeare’s Henry V. See it tonight, Friday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. or Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in Burgiss Theatre in Trone Student Center. Tickets just $16 at the door.

 

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls! Help decorate the OLLI Tree at 10 a.m. Tues., Nov. 24. Bring a treat to share and enjoy music to get into the spirit as you get Manly Lobby ready for the holidays.

For those who signed up for OLLI Thanksgiving Potluck on Thur., Nov. 26 – be on the lookout for an e-mail on Monday, Nov. 23. Directions will be included in the e-mail and are also available in the OLLI Office.

The Out and About Singles SIG will have a Christmas Party on Thursday, December 3 at 1:30 in Room 113. Come and meet other members, join in a Christmas Trivia game, and maybe a surprise play!!!! Please bring a snack to share. Soft drinks provided. RSVP to Susan or Carolyn.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Christmas! Join us at 3 p.m. Thursday, December 3, HC110 for “Far As the Curse is Found,” a performance by the all-woman cast of the Good Hearted but Small-Talented Players. This holiday event benefits a library at the public Greenville Child Development Center. Admission is by donation or the gift of a new or gently loved book for a 4-year-old.   Books may also be donated into the New Year in the Marvin Book Nook. Questions? Need book suggestions? Call Judith Chandler-Huse, 864.467.1082.

Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Thurs, Dec. 3 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. 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, and we welcome former and new singers. Gloria Larkin leads the singing and Connie Kane-Maguire helps organize. For more information, please contact Connie or 271-8544.

Join us for one of our favorite traditions – OLLI Breakfast in the Dining Hall Saturday, Dec. 5, 9-11 a.m.! Only $5 with your OLLI nametag.

 

Join OLLI friends, wear purple and cheer on the Furman Men’s Basketball Team on OLLI Night! Furman vs. Liberty on Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena.   Tickets are just $10 in the OLLI office. The team is off to a great start, winning their first three games. Let’s help them continue that success!

Cocoa and Carols with the Chorale! Members of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby. They will present a concert of seasonal songs.  You’ll also enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts and social time with OLLI friends on Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m.  Free!  Reservations are helpful.  Call the office to let us know you’ll be there.

 

Many of you have enjoyed the OLLI Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  We are pleased to announce that the third exhibition will run in January 2016.  If you are an OLLI member and wish to participate send your name, the title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Submissions are due no later than Dec. 16. Only one submission per artist please.  A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Support the students of Bridges to a Brighter Future: Join Bridges for an afternoon full of fun, creativity, and adventure at the Woodlands on Nov. 21 from 1:30-3 p.m. Come play games, share your stories of travel, and decorate for the holidays!

 

The Furman Music Department’s Sound Quality Concert Series continues on December 4 at 8 p.m. with Handel’s Messiah featuring the Furman Singers and Chorale. $10 for tickets!

 

“Christmas with the Chorale”Fri., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., McAlister Auditorium.  Bing Vick leads the Greenville Chorale in an exciting program of holiday favorites. Discounted tickets in the office for just $24.

 

The Heller Service Corps invites you to participate in their Giving Tree Program. Pick a tag off of the tree in Manly Lobby and return your gift by December 8.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers:  All RPCVs are invited to coffee and conversation on Mon., Nov. 23 at Starbucks on South Main, Greenville, between 4 and 6:30 pm.  Connect with members of the area Peace Corps community. Meet National Peace Corps Association Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson. A special presentation on NPCA programs and activities will be held at 5:30 PM. Questions? Call 301-891-2146.

Come enjoy one of the performances by Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble and OLLI member Sharon Howell. Free concerts will be performed on November 29 at the Greenville County Museum of Art, 2 p.m.; December 1 at Daniel Chapel, 7 p.m. or December 5 at The Woodlands of Furman, 7 p.m. For more information visit their website.

Join the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging, for our Senior P.R.E.P. Winter Preparedness Event, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Walgreens (1 The Parkway, Greenville, SC 29615) The first 150 seniors will receive a FREE Senior P.R.E.P. emergency kit.

 

“Rock ‘n Roll Christmas” by Mill Town Players will be presented on the weekends of December 4 – 20 at Pelzer Auditorium, 214 Lebby St., Pelzer, SC.  For tickets order online at milltownplayers.org/tickets or call 864-947-8000 and leave a message.

 

Join the Columbia Museum of Art for a gallery tour of Georgia O’Keeffe: Her Carolina Story and Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina. Saturday, December 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1:00 p.m. A guided tour provides an overview of Georgia O’Keeffe: Her Carolina Story, an exhibition celebrating the creativity of contemporary women artists of South Carolina.

 

Centre Stage will present Let It Snow from December 3 – 19. Shows run Thursday through Sunday, and all seats are reserved (Thurs. – Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 3 p.m.) You can reach the box office at 864.233.6733 or visit the website. Use the “OLLI” discount code to save $5 off the $30 Center Section (the best one!)

 

The Warehouse Theatre presents Christmas on the Rocks, the story of what happened to the children in your favorite holiday movies, now that they are all grown up. For more information and tickets, visit their website.

 

Come join the International Ballet for their production of the Nutcracker on December 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. This classical production of the Nutcracker will have a live orchestra, orchestra seating, and guest artists from the Joffrey Ballet. Tickets are at a reduced rate of $15 per person, as it is IB’s Outreach performance. Please contact Alyson Amato at alysonamato@gmail.com or at 508-259-0883 for more information or to reserve your tickets today.

November 13, 2015

We hope you enjoyed the Fall Term. 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. If you haven’t already, 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.

To complete the general course evaluation: https://furman.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5d4aaCXSPPuRLgN

For the exercise and fitness course evaluation: https://furman.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_blz3DjB1hCxIohT

For the hobbies, art, and music course evaluation: https://furman.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8oAZiVwqPNWx5tj

 

Registration begins at 8 a.m. Nov. 17 for course package holders and 8 a.m. Nov. 19 for single courses. PLEASE CHECK YOUR USER NAME AND PASSWORD now so that registration will be smooth. Please keep in mind that each member may sign up for two Bonus Events. If you are on a waitlist, you can add one more.

 

Reminder to all interested in offering a Spring16 class, the course proposal form deadline is December 4.

 

Sign up for the OLLI Thanksgiving Potluck on Thur., Nov. 26! Our location this year is a very nice and warm setting in the social hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church, just minutes away from Furman.  Each attendee is asked to contribute $5. Directions will be furnished. We will gather at noon. Go to Thanksgiving Pot Luck Sign Up or contact Heidi Wright to sign up. Deadline for sign up is Thurs., Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following courses will meet the week of Nov. 16-20.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Int. Core – 9 am Int. Bridge – 9 am Lewis and Clark – 9 am Physicians of Greenville – 9 am What’s for Breakfast – 8:30 am
Short Walks – 9 am Taiji – 10:45 am Travel Photography – 9 am Write Stuff – 10:45
Myths & Mon.–10:45 (“Generals” – 9:30 HC111) Beginning Digital Photo – 1:30 pm Dante’s Divine Comedy – 10:45 am
Yoga 201 – 12:25 pm Investing 101 – 1:30 pm Intro to Elder Law – 1:30 pm
Yoga 101 – 1:45 pm Spin for All – 1:30 pm Moments in American History – 1:30 pm
Classical Music – 10:45 am
Watercolor in Motion – 1:30 pm

* For all hiking make-up classes, please check your e-mail for notification from your leader.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

The OLLI Paladin Pass is your ticket to discounts and privileges on campus. If you enjoy $5 meals at the dining hall, use the library, or play a few rounds at Furman’s golf course, you’ll need one beginning in January. It also entitles you to discounts at the Fitness Center, the bookstore and restaurants in the student center, and more. We will not make these automatically for all members—sign up in the office or email Carson Ruffrage.

 

Join us for one of our favorite traditions – OLLI Breakfast in the Dining Hall on Saturday, Dec. 5, 9-11 a.m.! Only $5 with your OLLI nametag.

 

Lewis and Clark Movie – Join the Lewis and Clark class at 10:45 on Wed., Nov. 18 to view an alternate reality to the journey of the Corps of Discovery. We will view Hollywood’s version of the trip. All are welcome.

The final play in the 2015 RSC series is William Shakespeare’s Henry V. See it Fri., Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Burgiss Theatre in Trone Student Center. Buy your tickets for only $16 in the OLLI office.

 

Interested in Jamming with your Ukulele, Guitar, or whatever?  Join the OLLI Ukulele SIG in HC110 on Friday, Nov. 13, 1:30 p.m., Bring your singing voice, instrument and music you know.

 

Join the Photography SIG on Saturday, November 14 for an early sunrise outing to Lake Oolenoy/Table Rock Park to shoot what could be a classic Fall Sunrise over the lake. Plan on meeting at the Herring Center at 5 a.m. to carpool to the park and bringing $5 to contribute to gas. Contact Jeff Sarvis for more details!

 

The Cooking Committee will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m., HC103.  If you would like help plan cooking courses for OLLI, please join us! Bring a bag lunch if you would like since we are meeting during the lunch hour.

 

Out and About Singles will be travelling to Columbia on Wed., Nov. 18 to view the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit at the Columbia Museum. Contact Sue Miller for details and to reserve.

 

The Aging in Community SIG will meet Thurs., Nov. 19, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in HC102, for an open forum on the needs and dreams of community and a presentation on the Village Model. Contact Judith Ziemer.

 

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls! Help decorate the OLLI Tree on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. Bring a treat to share and enjoy music to get into the spirit as you get Manly Lobby ready for the holidays.

Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Thurs, Dec. 3 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. 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, and we welcome former and new singers. Gloria Larkin leads the singing and Connie Kane-Maguire helps organize. For more information, please contact Connie or 271-8544.

SAVE THE DATE! Join OLLI friends, wear purple and cheer on the Furman Men’s Basketball Team on OLLI Night! Furman vs. Liberty on Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena.   Tickets are just $10 in the OLLI office.

 

Cocoa and Carols with the Chorale! Members of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby.  Enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts and social time with OLLI friends on Mon., Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.  Free!  Reservations are helpful.  Call the office to let us know you’ll be there.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman Theatre presents God of Carnage November 12-14 and 18-21 at 8 p.m. and November 15 at 3 p.m. OLLI member tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Playhouse ticket office.

 

“Christmas with the Chorale” – Fri., Dec. 11, 7:30 pm, McAlister Auditorium.  Bing Vick leads the Greenville Chorale in an exciting program of holiday favorites. Discounted tickets in the office for just $24.

 

Furman University president Elizabeth Davis will speak on “What Really Matters?”, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Furman’s Daniel Chapel. FREE!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville County Recreation Department invites you to join them for the Turkey Trot on November 19 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. beginning at Furman’s Cherrydale Mansion. Take you choice between a 1 or 3 mile walk around Furman’s campus while you have fun, stay healthy and spend time with friends. Great snacks and prizes provided!

 

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers:  All RPCVs are invited to coffee and conversation on Mon., Nov. 23 at Starbucks on South Main, Greenville, between 4 and 6:30 pm.  Connect with members of the area Peace Corps community. Meet National Peace Corps Association Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson. A special presentation on NPCA programs and activities will be held at 5:30 PM. Questions? Call 301-891-2146.

 

November 6, 2015

Happy Veterans Day to all of our OLLI veterans!

 

Course evaluation time is here! You have the opportunity to provide us with feedback on each of your course experiences. This online evaluation will take 5 minutes and provide great input to your instructors. (Paper copies are available in the OLLI Office.) Following are the links to complete your evaluations online:

To complete the general course evaluation: https://furman.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5d4aaCXSPPuRLgN

For the exercise and fitness course evaluation: https://furman.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_blz3DjB1hCxIohT

For the hobbies, art, and music course evaluation: https://furman.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8oAZiVwqPNWx5tj

 

Winter brochures are available online and in the office. Please take extra brochures to share with friends, neighbors, and places you visit around town. YOU are our best advertising!

 

Registration for Winter Term will begin November 17 for course package holders and November 19 for single course purchases. Please READY YOUR ACCOUNT by checking your Username and Password now so that login will be smooth when you register. If you need assistance with your log-in, stop by the computer lab (HC104) on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

 

Sign up now for the OLLI Thanksgiving Potluck on Thursday, Nov. 26! Our location this year is a very nice and warm setting in the social hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church, just minutes away from Furman.  Each attendee is asked to contribute $5. Driving directions will be furnished.  We will gather at noon. Go to Thanksgiving Pot Luck Sign Up or contact Heidi Wright for assistance signing up. Deadline for sign up is Thurs., Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

 

The Social Committee would like to thank all of the authors and artists that participated in Fall for OLLI last Friday. Thanks to all who attended and brought your hearty hors d’oeuvres and to the office staff for their support. Hats off to the entire social committee for their help in making it a successful event and to Lois Parker who had the wonderful idea and chaired the event! We look forward to more fun times together in the future.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACM171 Dante’s Divine Comedy will not meet Wednesday, November 11.

CEO400 In Conversation With will meet in the Furman Playhouse on Thursday, November 12.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

At Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community will present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public. 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and invite your friends. November 10 –Joseph McMillan, President of Junk Matters will present “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.”

 

The OLLI Paladin Pass is your ticket to discounts and privileges on campus. If you enjoy $5 meals at the dining hall, use the library, or play a few rounds at Furman’s golf course, you’ll need one beginning in January. It also entitles you to discounts at the Fitness Center, the bookstore and restaurants in the student center, and more. We will not make these automatically for all members—sign up in the office or email Carson Ruffrage.

 

Get your electronic devices working better!  The Computer Technology Committee presents a Computer/ Tablet/Phone Help Desk for members Mon., Nov. 9, 2-4 p.m., HC104 – First come, first served. Bring your device and our experienced team will try to help.  These sessions help with “quick fix” problems. Due to limited time, issues requiring lengthy attention will be directed for professional service.  Contact Dan Garvin.

 

Lewis and Clark Movie – Join the Lewis and Clark Expedition class at 10:45 on Wednesday, November 18 to view an alternate reality to the journey of the Corps of Discovery. We will view Hollywood’s version of the trip. Any similarity to the actual journey is coincidental, but makes for a fun time. All members are welcome.

 

The Travel SIG will gather Fri., Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the clubhouse of the Ravines, 101 High Hat Circle. Please arrange to carpool from the Herring Lot. Coffee provided, bring your own bottle of wine if you want.

Interested in Jamming with your Ukulele, Guitar, or whatever?  Join the OLLI Ukulele SIG on Fridays at 1:30 p.m., HC110, November 6 and 13. Bring your singing voice, instrument and music you know. We will set up in a circle and pass the mic or pass if you like. Questions, contact Shelley Knee Johnson or phone 864-363-2014. Uke Can Do Re Mi, OLLI’s very own Ukulele band, has a performance at the Woodlands on Nov. 11 at 2:30pm. Come show some OLLI support for our favorite uke band!

 

Out and About Singles has two exciting events coming up! Fri., Nov. 13 at Noon: lunch at Lemongrass Thai Restaurant. Contact Carolyn Rice by Nov. 6 to RSVP. Wed., Nov. 18, travel to Columbia to view the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit at the Columbia Museum. Contact Sue Miller for details and to reserve.

 

The final play in the 2015 RSC series is William Shakespeare’s Henry V. See it Fri., Nov. 20 at 4pm and Sat., Nov. 21 at 7pm in the Burgiss Theatre in Trone Student Center. Buy your tickets for only $16 in the OLLI office. On Thursday November 12, Dennis Tavernetti will present a Bonus Lunch and Learn about Henry V from 12:30 to 1:15 in room H004 to prepare for this marvelous production.

 

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls! Help decorate the OLLI Tree on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. Bring a treat to share and enjoy music to get into the spirit as you get Manly Lobby ready for the holidays.

Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Thurs, Dec. 3 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 p.m., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15p.m., starting in the dining room and then singing in the halls. This has been enjoyable and gratifying event for several years, and we welcome former and new singers. Gloria Larkin leads the singing and Connie Kane-Maguire helps organize.

Join OLLI friends, wear purple and cheer on the Furman Men’s Basketball Team on OLLI Night! Furman vs. Liberty on Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena.   Tickets are just $10 in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

We have a few more tickets for Furman’s annual Service of Lessons and Carols on Sun., Dec. 13, 5 p.m.  Come to the OLLI office to pick up–one ticket per member (first-come, first-served). **If you received a ticket through another source, please leave the OLLI tickets for those who will not have a chance to attend. If you find that you can no longer use your ticket, please return it so that someone on the wait list may attend.

 

The Furman Theatre presents God of Carnage November 12-14 and 18-21 at 8 p.m. and November 15 at 3 p.m. OLLI member tickets are $10.

 

Join the Greenville Jewish Federation for a first-hand account from Mr. Robbie Waisman, a Holocaust survivor. The presentation will be held at the Younts Conference Center on Monday, Nov. 9 at 7pm. Free!

 

The High Noon lecture series continues. Talks are free and take place on Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville. November 11 enjoy “America and the Holocaust” presented by Dr. Diane Vecchio, Furman Professor of History. For more information visit the museum website.

 

The Furman Library presents The Agony of Vietnam: A Discussion with Two Combat Veterans Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Trone Student Center, Watkins Room. Bud Alley and Jim Lawrence will discuss their books and experiences during one of the most violent clashes in the Vietnam War.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Centre Stage will present The Dozen Divas with Dorothy Bishop from America’s Got Talent on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit the Centre Stage website.

 

The Peace Center will host a National Geographic LIVE! Presentation on Mon., Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Sam Abell retraces the steps of Lewis and Clark through photographs. Just $10! Visit the Peace Center website.

 

Have a wonderful time outdoors on the beautiful Furman Campus at the Turkey Trot 1 or 3 mile walk.

If you’re age 50+, take this opportunity to have fun, stay healthy and spend time with friends on November 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Great snacks and prizes provided!

October 30, 2015

Winter brochures are available online and will be mailed today. Registration for Winter Term will begin November 17 for course package holders and November 19 for single course purchases. Please READY YOUR ACCOUNT by checking your Username and Password now so that login will be smooth when you register. If you need assistance with your log-in we’ll have someone in the computer lab (HC104) on Thursday, Nov. 5, 3-4:30 p.m. or Wednesday, Nov. 11, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

 

The OLLI Paladin Pass, your ticket to discounts and privileges across campus, will soon be available. If you enjoy $5 meals at the dining hall, use the Furman library, or play a few rounds at the Furman golf course, you’ll need one of these beginning in January. The Pass also entitles you to discounts at the Furman Fitness Center, restaurants in the student center, the campus bookstore, and more. We will not make these automatically for all members—please sign up in the office or email carson.ruffrage@furman.edu if you’d like to receive one.

 

Please help keep the Herring Center clean and green! Bringing your own mug or travel cup for coffee cuts down on use of paper coffee cups. Cups with lids cut down on spills. OLLI travel mugs are available in the OLLI office for $12, or you can bring one from home.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACM161 Watercolor in Motion will not meet Monday, November 2.

ACM171 Dante’s Divine Comedy will not meet Wednesday, November 11.

 

There’s room for YOU to visit the South Carolina Children’s Theatre Fri., Nov. 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Learn about the offerings of SCCT, from mainstage performances to summer camps. If you have grandchildren who live nearby or visit in the summer, you’ll want to know more about this special place! Sign up in the office.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

At Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community will present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public. 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and invite your friends. November 3 –Dr. Zoran Filipi, Executive Director of ICAR will present “Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.”

 

The Furman Theatre presents God of Carnage November 12-14 and 18-21 at 8 p.m. and November 15 at 3 p.m. OLLI member tickets are $10. Learn more about the play at a pre-show conversation on Thurs., Nov. 5 at 3:15 in HC110. Dr. Kristin Stultz Pressley, a Furman alum and adjunct professor, will discuss this Tony-Award winning play and give you a look at what’s in store with the Furman production.

 

Get your electronic devices working better!  The Computer Technology Committee presents a Computer/ Tablet/Phone Help Desk for members Mon., Nov. 9, 2-4 p.m., HC104 – First come, first served. Bring your device and our experienced team will try to help.  These sessions help with “quick fix” problems. Due to limited time, issues requiring lengthy attention will be directed for professional service.  Contact Dan Garvin.

 

Lewis and Clark Movie – Join the Lewis and Clark Expedition class at 10:45 on Wednesday, November 18 to view an alternate reality to the journey of the Corps of Discovery. We will view Hollywood’s version of the trip. Any similarity to the actual journey is coincidental, but makes for a fun time. All members are welcome.

 

Thanksgiving Potluck! We are thankful for our OLLI family and want to celebrate with you. Thursday, Nov. 26, we will gather at Trinity Presbyterian Church (Travelers Rest) at noon. Each attendee is asked to contribute $5. Let us know if you are coming so we have enough turkey. Go to Thanksgiving Pot Luck Sign Up or contact Heidi Wright  in the office for assistance signing up. Deadline for sign up is Thursday, Nov. 19 at 4pm.

 

We are delighted to offer exclusively to OLLI @ Furman members the Road Scholar Three Presidents Trip to Charlottesville, Va. Explore the friendship among three US President- Jefferson, Madison, Monroe – as you journey back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the time when these great men lived, worked, laughed and loved. For more info, check pick up a brochure in the office. To register, call Road Scholar at (800)322-5315 and reference Program #9113, “Three Friends with OLLI @ Furman.”

Interested in Jamming with your Ukulele, Guitar, or whatever?  Join the OLLI Ukulele Special Interest Group on Fridays at 1:30 p.m., HC110, November 6 and 13. Bring your singing voice, instrument and music you know. We will set up in a circle and pass the mic.  If you are uncomfortable playing your own song, simply pass the mic.  If you have any questions, please contact Shelley Knee Johnson or phone 864-363-2014.

 

The Aging in Community SIG will meet Thursday, Nov. 5 at 12:15 p.m. in HC 102. Diana Miel will present the pros and cons of aging in place verses living in community, the philosophy and housing design.

 

The Travel SIG will gather from 6:30-8:30pm on Fri., Nov. 6 at the clubhouse of the Ravines at Camellia Ridge, 101 High Hat Circle. Please arrange to meet others at the Herring Lot and carpool. Coffee will be available, but bring your own bottle of wine if you want.

 

Out and About Singles has two exciting events coming up! Join them for a luncheon at Lemongrass Thai Restaurant on Friday, Nov. 13 at noon. Contact Carolyn Rice by Nov. 6 to RSVP! On Wed., Nov. 18, the SIG will make a trip to Columbia to view the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit at the Columbia Museum. Contact Sue Miller for details and to reserve.

 

Uke Can Do Re Mi, OLLI’s very own Ukulele band, has a performance at the Woodlands on November 11 at 2:30pm. Please attend to show some OLLI support for our favorite uke band!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman’s annual Service of Lessons and Carols, presented by the Furman Chamber Chorus, is Sunday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.  OLLI has a very limited number of free tickets that will be available beginning Mon., Nov. 2 at 8am.  Because of limited availability, members must physically come to the OLLI office to pick up tickets and may only get one ticket per member (first-come, first-served.) **If you received a ticket through another source, please leave the OLLI tickets for those who otherwise will not have a chance to attend. If you find that you can no longer use your ticket, please return it so that someone on the wait list may attend.

 

The High Noon lecture series continues. Talks are free and take place on Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville. November 4 enjoy “A Major League Legacy” presented by Mike Buddie, Furman Director of Athletics. For more information visit the museum website.

 

Join the Greenville Jewish Federation for a thought-provoking experience about the resiliency of the human spirit with a first-hand account from Mr. Robbie Waisman, a Holocaust survivor. The presentation will be held at the Younts Conference Center on Monday, Nov. 9 at 7pm. Free!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Peace Center will host a National Geographic LIVE! Presentation on Mon., Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The show features Sam Abell and his amazing photographs that depict the images Lewis and Clark described on their historic expedition as Sam himself retraces their steps and documents it with his camera. Just $10! For more information, check out the Peace Center website.

 

The Mill Town Players present Robin Hood Oct.23-Nov.8 in downtown Pelzer. For tickets order online or call (864) 947-8000.

 

Need to shred some paper? Travelers Rest is hosting their Community Shred Event on Sat., Oct. 31 from 9am-noon at the History Museum of Travelers Rest.

 

Centre Stage will present The Dozen Divas with Dorothy Bishop from America’s Got Talent on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7pm and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8pm. Enjoy humor and awesome vocal performances at the same time! For more information, visit the Centre Stage website.

 

Could you be the voice for a child?  The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program is looking for those voices.  You will receive training and support as you advocate for abused and neglected children.  You will be able to share and express their best interest with those involved in this process.  You will ensure their voice is heard.  Training starts soon.  Contact Greenville County Coordinator Josie Jones or at 864-467-5860.