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June 30, 2017

OLLI NOTES              June 30, 2017

 

This is the last OLLI Notes until early August.  Read on for things to keep you occupied while OLLI is on break.

 

Summer hours: The OLLI office is open by appointment only during the month of July.  Please call to make sure someone is here before coming by.  The office will be closed July 3-4 in observance of the July 4 holiday.

 

Plan Ahead:  The Fall 2017 brochure will be posted on our website July 21, and mailed July 28.  Fall registration begins Tuesday, August 15 for those purchasing course packages and Thursday, August 17 for all others.  We will have pre-registration the week prior (watch your email for details) so that you can purchase your membership and package ahead of time if you want.

 

Don’t toss your OLLI nametag!  If you have a nametag, please save it for next year.  We are happy to make new nametags in case of loss or damage, but it saves time and money if you use yours year after year.

 

You should have received an email yesterday about changes in the Furman dining hall.  The discounted price for staff, faculty, and OLLI members is now $6.  OLLI members will receive the discount during months we are in session.  There will be no OLLI discount at the dining hall in July, August, or December, or on any weekend.  OLLI members are still welcome to enjoy the dining hall during the “off” months and on the weekends, but will be asked to pay full price.  Email Nancy Kennedy with questions.

 

Parking on campus:  Remember that if you park on any part of campus besides in front of the Herring Center that you need to pay attention to the color-coding.  OLLI members may park in the ORANGE coded sections, which are for visitors and commuting students.  The purple sections are reserved for faculty and staff.  If you are going to a class at the Physical Activities Center (PAC), you may park in the back two rows of the PAC parking lot, which are for PAC visitors.  The front two rows are reserved for PAC faculty and staff.  If you have any questions, please call the OLLI office.

 

We’ve been presented with an idea for a course on “Big Food,” which will look at how big farms and big companies provide much of our nation’s food supply.  If you are interested in helping teach this course in winter 2018, please contact Nancy Kennedy at nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu or 864-294-2979.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

 

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic  We’re thrilled that Furman professor Dr. Michael Svec is offering an opportunity for OLLI members to travel to the Czech Republic September 4-13, 2017. Learn more hereIt’s not too late! Contact Nancy Kennedy with questions, 294-2998.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Get ready for the eclipse!  On August 21, 2017, Greenville will be “within totality” (we will see the total eclipse).  Furman is planning a big event, and there will be something special just for OLLI members.  Stay tuned for more information in early August.

 

Save the date!  This year’s Straight Talk summer lecture series, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, will take place Thursday evenings (6:30-8:30 p.m.), August 24, 31, and September 7.  This year’s title is Media and Politics in a Post-Truth Era.  We will be learning about fake news:  where it comes from, why we believe it, how to guard against it, and what is being done to slow its spread.  You can learn more and register online (credit card fees apply) here.  You may also register with cash or check in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, a Greenville tradition since 1968, continues Thursday evenings through August 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

The Upstate Shakespeare Festival presents its 23rd season, featuring Titus Andronicus (July 13-30).  Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Falls Park.  Free and open to the public.  Picnics welcome; take a blanket or chair.  (Alcoholic beverages must be served in clear plastic cups.)  For more information, visit the website.

 

Grandchildren in town over the summer? They might enjoy visiting the Upcountry History Museum for a special exhibit, Curious George:  Let’s Get Curious, open through September 24.  Learn more on the Museum’s website.

 

Bursting Boundaries…From the Back Yard to the Beyond—Three Nights of Nature, July 18, 19, 20, 7 p.m., North Anderson Community Church, www.NorthAndersonCommunityChurch.org.

 

LifeWise is an outreach program of Bon Secours St. Francis, designed for those 55 and older to promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellness through many educational opportunities, activities, events and membership benefits.  There is a one-time fee of $20 to join.  Learn more here.

 

SAVE THE DATE for the annual community health and wellness event Be Wise 2017, on Thursday, July 27, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The event and parking are free. This year’s event, in conjunction with Be Well Walkers, will have interactive activities, door prizes, free water and popcorn, and opportunities to learn about many health and wellness services for adults in our community. You can learn Hands-Only CPR and all about the AED (Automated External Defibrillator), have a hearing test, tour the Mobile Mammography bus and much more. Register at www.bonsecours.com/LifeWise or call the LifeWise office at 675 4303. The first 200 attendees will take home a signature BE Wise 2017 tote.

 

Centre Stage presents Million Dollar Quartet July 20-August 12.  This musical is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Centre Stage website or call 864-233-6733.

 

Lunchbox Learning at the Upcountry History Museum.  July 19, WWI:  Americans Fighting Over There.  August 16:  100 Years of the Red Cross in Greenville.  Noon-1 p.m. both days.  For more information, visit their website or call 864-467-3100.

 

Running July 13-30 at The Greenville Fine Arts Center, Glow Lyric Theatre’s 9th Annual Summer Festival features Robert Ward’s eerie and powerful operatic adaptation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the witty and hilariously irreverent political satire of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, and the rock musical hippie protest classic, HAIR! This year, Glow is tackling the theme “Question Authority,” and utilizes these three productions to explore the cultural pitfalls of partisan politics and the dangerous nature of political witch hunts. Visit the website or call 864-558-4569 for more information.  OLLI members can get a $5 discount on up to 4 tickets to the weekday matinee performances of The Gondoliers and The Crucible by using the code OLLI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 23, 2017

OLLI NOTES              June 23, 2017

 

Summer hours: The OLLI office will be open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the summer.

 

It’s not too late to apply:  Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the community?  Become more aware of issues facing seniors in our community:  apply now for Class 4 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond.  Learn more on the website, and click here to apply.  Brochures and paper applications are available in the OLLI office.  Call Nancy Kennedy with questions at 864-294-2979.

 

Don’t toss your OLLI nametag!  If you have a nametag, please save it for next year.  We are happy to make new nametags in case of loss or damage, but it saves time and money if you use yours year after year.

 

Parking on campus:  Remember that if you park on any part of campus besides in front of the Herring Center that you need to pay attention to the color-coding.  OLLI members may park in the ORANGE coded sections, which are for visitors and commuting students.  The purple sections are reserved for faculty and staff.  If you are going to a class at the Physical Activities Center (PAC), you may park in the back two rows of the PAC parking lot, which are for PAC visitors.  The front two rows are reserved for PAC faculty and staff.  If you have any questions, please call the OLLI office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

 

BTE1185 Tour of Great Cities in Europe and Austria, June 30, 1 p.m.

 

**If you need to cancel your participation in a Friday Bonus Event, remember to do so by the Monday prior.  Otherwise, there is a $25 cancelation fee.

 

We’ve been presented with an idea for a course on “Big Food,” which will look at how big farms and big companies provide much of our nation’s food supply.  If you are interested in helping teach this course in winter 2018, please contact Nancy Kennedy at nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu or 864-294-2979.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic  We thrilled that Furman professor Dr. Michael Svec is offering an opportunity for OLLI members to travel to the Czech Republic September 4-13, 2017. Learn more hereIt’s not too late! Contact Heidi Wright with questions, 294-2998.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Get ready for the eclipse!  On August 21, 2017, Greenville will be “within totality” (we will see the total eclipse).  Furman is planning a big event, and there will be something special just for OLLI members.  Stay tuned for more information in early August.

 

Save the date!  This year’s Straight Talk summer lecture series, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, will take place Thursday evenings (6:30-8:30 p.m.), August 24, 31, and September 7.  This year’s title is Media and Politics in a Post-Truth Era.  We will be learning about fake news:  where it comes from, why we believe it, how to guard against it, and what is being done to slow its spread.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Help a Furman student! The Social Cognition and Aging Lab at Furman University is seeking participants for two different studies. Participation in either study involves completing an online survey about interpersonal interaction and aging. One takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, the other takes about an hour. You will be compensated for your time. The only requirement is that you are 65 years of age or older. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, email psychologyresearch@furman.edu. Sessions will also be conducted in the Herring Center Computer Lab (HC104) at the following times:  Tuesday, June 27, 3 p.m.; Wednesday, June 28, 12:30 & 3 p.m.; and Thursday, June 29, 9 & 11:30 a.m.  No need to RSVP.

 

Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, a Greenville tradition since 1968, runs Thursday evenings through August 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. On June 29, enjoy Let Freedom Ring:  A Patriotic Celebration with the Greenville Chorale (conducted by retired Furman professor and OLLI instructor Bing Vick), along with the Lakeside Concert Band, conducted by Les Hicken. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Centre Stage presents the mainstage show Intimate Apparel through July 1. Tickets are $25 and $30. The latest installment in their Fringe Series is Death and the Maiden, playing Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27 and 28 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $15.  Visit the Centre Stage website for more information, or call 864-233-6733.

 

Chautauqua History Alive presents Walter Cronkite, Abe Lincoln, Maya Angelou, Cesar Chavez & Rachel Carson | June 16-25. Listen in as Abe Lincoln redefines democracy. Rise up and sing with Maya Angelou. Protest and march with Cesar Chavez. Step inside Silent Spring, with Rachel Carson. And “You Are There” with Walter Cronkite. Enjoy the shows and your evenings outdoors or see them indoors during the day. And they’re all free!  Outdoor shows at 7:30p at Greenville Tech: Fri 6/16 Cronkite – Sat 6/17 Carson – Sun 6/18 & Fri 6/23 Chavez – Sat 6/24 Angelou – Sun 6/25 Lincoln. And in Falls Park Tue 6/20 at 7:30p Cronkite. In Trailblazer Park TR Wed 6/21 at 8pm Carson. Indoor shows: Mon-Thu at 11:30am and Sat & Sun both weekends at 2pm. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

The Greenville County Library System presents Building an Empire:  The Textile Crescent at Hughes Main Library on Tuesday, July 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Local historian Don Koonce will share information about the Textile Crescent, including intriguing stories of the men who built and worked in the mills.  You’ll learn about our area’s mill heritage as well as the current state of the 13 remaining mills.  Call 864-527-9212 to register.  Free.

 

Science on Tap, Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m., at Coffee Underground (1 East Coffee Street, Greenville, 29601).  This week’s topic:  Science During Crisis:  The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Hurricane Sandy, and Preparing for the Future, presented by Gary Machlis, Professor in Clemson’s Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department.  Free.

 

The Upstate Shakespeare Festival presents its 23rd season, featuring A Midsummer Night’s Dream (through June 25) and Titus Andronicus (July 13-30).  Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Falls Park.  Free and open to the public.  Picnics welcome; take a blanket or chair.  (Alcoholic beverages must be served in clear plastic cups.)  For more information, visit the website.

 

The Peace Center presents the documentary film, Homeless in the South, Thursday, June 29, 6:30 p.m., in Gunter Theater.  The film serves as a social experiment and in-depth view into the lives of Greenville’s most disadvantaged citizens, but also observes vagrancy across our region, spotlighting efforts in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  Purchase tickets and learn more at the Peace Center website.

 

Grandchildren in town over the summer? They might enjoy visiting the Upcountry History Museum for a special exhibit, Curious George:  Let’s Get Curious, open through September 24.  Learn more on the Museum’s website.

 

June 16, 2017

OLLI NOTES              June 16, 2017

 

Summer hours: The OLLI office will be open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the summer.

 

It’s not too late to apply:  Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the community?  Become more aware of issues facing seniors in our community:  apply now for Class 4 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond.  Learn more on the website, and click here to apply.  Brochures and paper applications are available in the OLLI office.  Call Nancy Kennedy with questions at 864-294-2979.

 

Don’t toss your OLLI nametag!  If you have a nametag, please save it for next year.  We are happy to make new nametags in case of loss or damage, but it saves the office lots of time and OLLI lots of money if you use yours year after year.  Thank you!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

BTE1106 Peace Center Preview of 2017-18 Broadway Season, June 23, 10 a.m.

BTE1185 Tour of Great Cities in Europe and Austria, June 30, 1 p.m.

 

**If you need to cancel your participation in a Friday Bonus Event, remember that you have to do so by the Monday prior.  Otherwise, there is a $25 cancelation fee.

 

We’ve been presented with an idea for a course on “Big Food,” which will look at how big farms and big companies provide much of our nation’s food supply.  If you are interested in helping teach this course in winter 2018, please contact Nancy Kennedy at nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu or 864-294-2979.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

 

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic  We thrilled that Furman professor Dr. Michael Svec is offering an opportunity for OLLI members to travel to the Czech Republic September 4-13, 2017. Learn more hereIt’s not too late! Contact Heidi Wright with questions, 294-2998.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Get ready for the eclipse!  On August 21, 2017, Greenville will be “within totality” (we will see the total eclipse).  Furman is planning a big event, and there will be something special just for OLLI members.  Stay tuned for more information in early August.

 

Save the date!  This year’s Straight Talk summer lecture series, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, will take place Thursday evenings (6:30-8:30 p.m.), August 24, 31, and September 7.  This year’s title is Media and Politics in a Post-Truth Era.  We will be learning about fake news:  where it comes from, why we believe it, how to guard against it, and what is being done to slow its spread.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

Help a Furman student! The Social Cognition and Aging Lab at Furman University is seeking participants for two different studies. Participation in either study involves completing an online survey about interpersonal interaction and aging. One survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, the other takes approximately one hour. You will be compensated for your time. The only requirement is that you are 65 years of age or older. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, email psychologyresearch@furman.edu. Sessions will also be conducted in the Herring Center Computer Lab (HC104) at the following times:  Tuesday, June 27, 3 p.m.; Wednesday, June 28, 12:30 & 3 p.m.; and Thursday, June 29, 9 & 11:30 a.m.  No need to RSVP.

 

Bridges to a Brighter Future, a program for high school students whose potential outdistances their circumstances, will hold their Career Expo on June 20, 7-9 p.m., on Furman’s campus.  Organizers are looking for volunteers willing to talk to students about their own careers.  If you are interested in participating, please sign up on this Google Doc.  For more information, contact Dean Bailey, Bridges Assistant Director.

 

Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, a Greenville tradition since 1968, runs Thursday evenings through August 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. On June 22, enjoy Rhapsody in Blue with piano soloist and Furman professor Derek Parsons, along with the Lakeside Concert Band. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

Centre Stage presents Intimate Apparel June 15-July 1. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

 

Learn more about Greenville’s bus system and associated challenges by taking a ride on a Greenlink bus!  The Piedmont Health Foundation needs your help as they work to increase awareness about Greenlink.  This two-hour event will take place on Wednesday, June 28.  You’ll meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Augusta Road at 8:50 a.m., take a bus downtown, participate in a focus group (refreshments provided!), and then take the bus back to the church, arriving by 10:40 a.m.  They are particularly interested in people who have never ridden the bus before.  Interested?  Contact Sean Rusnak, a Furman senior working with the Piedmont Health Foundation, to sign up.  Free!

 

Chautauqua History Alive presents Walter Cronkite, Abe Lincoln, Maya Angelou, Cesar Chavez & Rachel Carson | June 16-25. Listen in as Abe Lincoln redefines democracy. Rise up and sing with Maya Angelou. Protest and march with Cesar Chavez. Step inside Silent Spring, with Rachel Carson. And “You Are There” with Walter Cronkite. Enjoy the shows and your evenings outdoors or see them indoors during the day. And they’re all free!  Outdoor shows at 7:30p at Greenville Tech: Fri 6/16 Cronkite – Sat 6/17 Carson – Sun 6/18 & Fri 6/23 Chavez – Sat 6/24 Angelou – Sun 6/25 Lincoln. And in Falls Park Tue 6/20 at 7:30p Cronkite. In Trailblazer Park TR Wed 6/21 at 8pm Carson. Indoor shows: Mon-Thu at 11:30am and Sat & Sun both weekends at 2pm. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

Greenville Health System invites you to a Men’s Health Roundtable Discussion on Tuesday, June 20 at Noon at Caine Halter YMCA. Join Allison Tucker, PA, of GHS Regional Urology for an informal discussion of men’s health issues, including BPH, sexual dysfunction and recommended screenings. Lunch will be provided. Free, but registration is required. Register here.

 

Grandchildren in town over the summer? They might enjoy visiting the Upcountry History Museum for a special exhibit, Curious George:  Let’s Get Curious, open through September 24.  Learn more on the Museum’s website.

 

June 9, 2017

Summer hours: The OLLI office will be open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the summer.

 

It’s not too late to apply:  Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the community?  Become more aware of issues facing seniors in our community:  apply now for Class 4 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond.  Learn more on the website, and click here to apply.  Brochures and paper applications are available in the OLLI office.  Call Nancy Kennedy with questions at 864-294-2979.

 

Copies of the latest edition of Gray Matters are available in the OLLI office and on the OLLI Website.  Check it out here.  Many thanks to Gary Aten for his service as the Gray Matters editor for more than nine years! Enjoy his final issue as editor and be sure to thank him for his contribution when you see him at the OLLI.

 

OLLI Council Update:  When May Welborn accepted the position as Membership VP/President Elect, she left an unexpired term as a Member-at-Large on OLLI Council.  Council President Greg Peters has appointed Diana Miel to fill the remaining two years of that term.  Thanks, Diana!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

 

BTE1141 Pickens County Museum of Art and History, June 16, 10 a.m.

BTE1106 Peace Center Preview of 2017-18 Broadway Season, June 23, 10 a.m.

BTE1185 Tour of Great Cities in Europe and Austria, June 30, 1 p.m.

 

**If you need to cancel your participation in a Friday Bonus Event, remember that you have to take care of it by the Monday prior.  Otherwise there is a $25 cancelation fee.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

 

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic  We thrilled that Furman professor Dr. Michael Svec is offering an opportunity for OLLI members to travel to the Czech Republic September 4-13, 2017. Learn more hereIt’s not too late! Contact Heidi Wright with questions, 294-2998.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Save the date!  This year’s Straight Talk summer lecture series, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, will take place Thursday evenings (6:30-8:30 p.m.), August 24, 31, and September 7.  This year’s title is Media and Politics in a Post-Truth Era.  We will be learning about fake news:  where it comes from, why we believe it, how to guard against it, and what is being done to slow its spread.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

Help a Furman student!  The Social Cognition and Aging Lab at Furman University is seeking participants for a short study. Participation involves completing a 30-minute online survey about interpersonal interaction and aging. Participants will be compensated with $3 at the end of the study. The only requirement is that you are 65 years of age or older. The study will be conducted in the Herring Center Computer Lab (HC104) at the following times. No need to RSVP.

 

Tuesday (6/13) 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday (6/14) 12:30-1:30 p.m. & 3-4 p.m.

Thursday (6/15) 9-10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

 

Bridges to a Brighter Future, a program for high school students whose potential outdistances their circumstances, will hold their Career Expo on June 20, 7-9 p.m., on Furman’s campus.  Organizers are looking for volunteers willing to talk to students about their own careers.  If you are interested in participating, please sign up on this Google Doc.  For more information, contact Dean Bailey, Bridges Assistant Director.

 

Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, a Greenville tradition since 1968, runs Thursday evenings through August 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. On June 15, enjoy Contemporary Jazz: The Steve Watson Band. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

Visit the 2017 Landrum Quilt Show, Friday, June 9, 10-5, and Saturday, June 10, 10-4.  You’ll see the work of many talented quilters, including OLLI’s own Ruth Pollow.  Admission is $5 and it takes place at Landrum Middle School, 104 Redland Road, Landrum, SC.

 

The Greenville Center for Creative Arts invites you to bring your fellow art lovers and join them to learn more about the intersection of social media and contemporary art with exhibiting artists Kiah Bellows, Dorothy Shain, and Glory Day Loflin on Tuesday, June 13 from 6 – 7 p.m.  No RSVP required.  Just come ready to learn and support local artists!

 

Centre Stage presents Intimate Apparel June 15-July 1. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

 

Learn more about Greenville’s bus system and associated challenges by taking a ride on a Greenlink bus!  The Piedmont Health Foundation needs your help as they work to increase awareness about Greenlink.  This two-hour event will take place on Wednesday, June 28.  You’ll meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Augusta Road at 8:50 a.m., take a bus downtown, participate in a focus group (refreshments provided!), and then take the bus back to the church, arriving by 10:40 a.m.  They are particularly interested in people who have never ridden the bus before.  Interested?  Contact Sean Rusnak, a Furman senior working with the Piedmont Health Foundation, to sign up.  Free!

 

Chautauqua History Alive presents Walter Cronkite, Abe Lincoln, Maya Angelou, Cesar Chavez & Rachel Carson | June 16-25. Listen in as Abe Lincoln redefines democracy. Rise up and sing with Maya Angelou. Protest and march with Cesar Chavez. Step inside Silent Spring, with Rachel Carson. And “You Are There” with Walter Cronkite. Enjoy the shows and your evenings outdoors or see them indoors during the day. And they’re all free!  Outdoor shows at 7:30p at Greenville Tech: Fri 6/16 Cronkite – Sat 6/17 Carson – Sun 6/18 & Fri 6/23 Chavez – Sat 6/24 Angelou – Sun 6/25 Lincoln. And in Falls Park Tue 6/20 at 7:30p Cronkite. In Trailblazer Park TR Wed 6/21 at 8pm Carson. Indoor shows: Mon-Thu at 11:30am and Sat & Sun both weekends at 2pm. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

Greenville Health System invites you to a Men’s Health Roundtable Discussion on Tuesday, June 20 at Noon at Caine Halter YMCA. Join Allison Tucker, PA, of GHS Regional Urology for an informal discussion of men’s health issues, including BPH, sexual dysfunction and recommended screenings. Lunch will be provided. Free, but registration is required. Register here.

 

Elvis Presley meets Chautauqua’s Walter Cronkite – and “You Are There.” Break out your bobby socks, poodle skirts and hula hoops and get ready to flashback to the 50’s. Elvis will perform. Walter Cronkite will interview. 1950’s vintage cars, motorcycles and even a vintage M39Aa Willy’s Jeep like the one Private Elvis drove. 1950’s music and kids’ games for the whole family. Pin up your ponytail and polish your saddle shoes for a 1950’s Costume Contest. Saturday, June 10 at 10 a.m. – noon. Runway Café, Downtown Airport. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

Grandchildren in town over the summer? They might enjoy visiting the Upcountry History Museum for a special exhibit, Curious George:  Let’s Get Curious, open June 3 through September 24.  Learn more on the Museum’s website.

 

 

 

June 2, 2017

Summer hours: The OLLI office will be open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the summer.

 

Summer classes begin next week!  It’s not too late to register. Pick up a brochure in the office, and a few more to share with friends and neighbors.  Summer is a great time to try OLLI for the first time.  Classes are just $35 and there is no membership requirement.

 

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the community?  Become more aware of issues facing seniors in our community:  apply now for Class 4 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond.  Learn more on the website, and click here to apply.  Brochures and paper applications are available in the OLLI office.  Call Nancy Kennedy with questions at 864-294-2979. Deadline June 9! 

 

Copies of the latest edition of Gray Matters are available in the OLLI office and on the OLLI Website.  Check it out here.  Many thanks to Gary Aten for his service as the Gray Matters editor for more than nine years! Enjoy his final issue as editor and be sure to thank him for his contribution when you see him at the OLLI.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

 

Many of our Summer classes still have room.  Following are a few you might want to consider.  Check here for descriptions.

 

Public Speaking, T, 10-noon                     DIY Workshop w/ Grandkids & Home Depot, T, 1-3 p.m.

Small Wonders 101, TH, 1-2:30 p.m.       Oratorios and Liturgical Music, W 1-3 p.m.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

 

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic  We thrilled that Furman professor Dr. Michael Svec is offering an opportunity for OLLI members to travel to the Czech Republic September 4-13, 2017. Learn more hereIt’s not too late! Contact Heidi Wright with questions, 294-2998.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Join the Food SIG for some summer gatherings hosted by AJ Jester on Wednesday, June 14, 12 noon at Mekong Restaurant – Vietnamese Food (2013 Wade Hampton Blvd) or Wednesday, July 12, 12 noon, location TBD. Contact Barbara Wojack by e-mail to RSVP for count purposes.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

Bridges to a Brighter Future, a program for high school students whose potential outdistances their circumstances, will hold their Career Expo on June 20, 7-9 p.m., on Furman’s campus.  Organizers are looking for volunteers willing to talk to students about their own careers.  If you are interested in participating, please sign up on this Google Doc.  For more information, contact Dean Bailey, Bridges Assistant Director.

 

Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, a Greenville tradition since 1968, runs Thursday evenings through August 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. On June 1, enjoy American Made performed by the Poinsett Wind Symphony. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

Join GCCA (Greenville Center for Creative Arts) tonight for First Friday, June 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. for the opening of In Sight featuring the work of Dorothy Shain, Glory Day Loflin, and Kiah Bellows. Learn more on the website.

 

Greenville Health System invites you to attend Self-Defense Class this Saturday, June 3 or June 24: 9-11:30 a.m. at GHS Life Center. Learn about personal protection, environmental awareness and practical self-defense techniques from members of GHS’ Police Department. The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, call (864) 455-4001.  You are also invited to attend a Men’s Health Roundtable Discussion on Tuesday, June 20: Noon at Caine Halter YMCA. Join Allison Tucker, PA, of GHS Regional Urology for an informal discussion of men’s health issues, including BPH, sexual dysfunction and recommended screenings. Lunch will be provided. Free, but registration is required. Register here.

 

Centre Stage presents Intimate Apparel June 15-July 1. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

 

The Rotary Club of Greenville has established a satellite club that meets at the Woodlands at Furman at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month.  OLLI members are invited to attend.  Upcoming speakers are State Senator William Timmons on June 1 and Furman Vice President Mary Lou Merkt on June 15. For more information contact OLLI member and Woodland Rotary Chair Angelo Tartaro.

 

Elvis Presley meets Chautauqua’s Walter Cronkite – and “You Are There.” Break out your bobby socks, poodle skirts and hula hoops and get ready to flashback to the 50’s. Elvis will perform. Walter Cronkite will interview. 1950’s vintage cars, motorcycles and even a vintage M39Aa Willy’s Jeep like the one Private Elvis drove. 1950’s music and kids’ games for the whole family. Pin up your ponytail and polish your saddle shoes for a 1950’s Costume Contest. Saturday, June 10 at 10 a.m. – noon. Runway Café, Downtown Airport. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

Downtown Greenville’s TD Saturday Market is now underway from 8 a.m. – 12 noon at Main Street at McBee Avenue. Learn more here.  Also in full swing is the Travelers Rest Market which runs from 8:30 a.m. – noon at Trailblazer Park. Learn more about the Travelers Rest Market here.

 

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony will sponsor its first ever summer social event—the 2017 Boots and Bandanas, on Thursday, June 8, 5-9 p.m. at the Lindsey Plantation, 750 Camp Creek Road, Taylors, SC.  The Guild promises an exciting evening of great BBQ pork and chicken with all your favorite sides, wine and craft beer, bourbon tasting, and country music featuring the West End String Band providing an opportunity to dance the night away.  Proceeds from the event will support the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.  Tickets are $65.  For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Guild office at 864 370-0965 or visit our website, www.guildGSO.org.

 

Grandchildren in town over the summer? They might enjoy visiting the Upcountry History Museum for a special exhibit, Curious George:  Let’s Get Curious, open June 3 through September 24.  Learn more on the Museum’s website.

 

Chautauqua History Alive presents Walter Cronkite, Abe Lincoln, Maya Angelou, Cesar Chavez & Rachel Carson | June 16-25. Listen in as Abe Lincoln redefines democracy. Rise up and sing with Maya Angelou. Protest and march with Cesar Chavez. Step inside Silent Spring, with Rachel Carson. And “You Are There” with Walter Cronkite. Enjoy the shows and your evenings outdoors or see them indoors during the day. And they’re all Free!  Outdoor shows at 7:30p at Greenville Tech: Fri 6/16 Cronkite – Sat 6/17 Carson – Sun 6/18 & Fri 6/23 Chavez – Sat 6/24 Angelou – Sun 6/25 Lincoln. And in Falls Park Tue 6/20 at 7:30p Cronkite. In Trailblazer Park TR Wed 6/21 at 8pm Carson. Indoor shows: Mon-Thu at 11:30am and Sat & Sun both weekends at 2pm. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

 

May 26, 2017

The OLLI office will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Summer hours: The OLLI office will be open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the summer.

 

Summer registration continues!  Register online or in the OLLI office.

 

***Thursday and Friday, June 1-2, there will be high school graduations held at Timmons Arena. There will be a lot of traffic and little to no parking near the Herring Center. These are not good days to drop by the office.***

 

Last change for Spring Evaluations!  Please take a few minutes to provide helpful feedback on your Spring Term Courses.  Click on one of the following links to take your survey; you will need to take a different survey for each course. Evaluations will be accepted through Monday, May 29.

General Course Evaluation: Here

Hobbies, Art and Music Course Evaluation: Here

Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation: Here

 

What fun we had at the Annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday.  Many thanks to the social committee for their hard work and the many hands that made the time together so special.  Missed the Spring Luncheon? No worries – you can view our celebration PowerPoint with pictures from classes and events from this great year at this link.  Mark your calendar now for next year’s luncheon, Tuesday, May 22, 2018!

Become more aware of issues facing seniors in our community:  apply now for Class 4 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond.  Learn more on the website, and click here to apply.  Brochures and paper applications are available in the OLLI office.  Call Nancy Kennedy with questions at 864-294-2979. Deadline June 9! 

 

Congratulations to John Bissell, named Volunteer of the Year at the OLLI spring luncheon.  John is a past member of the Volunteer Committee and current serves on the Computers and Technology subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee.  He works to bring new courses and new instructors in for computer courses, and is a frequent class liaison, going above and beyond for two classes held in Daniel Recital Hall, where he handles sound, lights, and elevator assistance.  Thanks for all that you do John!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Many of our Summer classes still have room.  Following are a few you might want to consider.  Check here for descriptions.

 

Public Speaking, T, 10-noon                     DIY Workshop w/ Grandkids & Home Depot, T, 1-3 p.m.

Small Wonders 101, TH, 1-2:30 p.m.       Oratorios and Liturgical Music, W 1-3 p.m.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic  We thrilled that Furman professor Dr. Michael Svec is offering an opportunity for OLLI members to travel to the Czech Republic September 4-13, 2017. Learn more hereIt’s not too late to pay your $400 deposit in the OLLI office.  Limited space still available! Contact Heidi Wright with questions, 294-2998.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

The Bowling SIG will not be bowling in a league format during the summer but a number of us will purchase AMF’s Summer “Season Pass” and bowling at the following times: Mondays 12 noon, beginning May 22, and Tuesdays at 11:00 AM beginning May 30. Contact Michael Halloran with questions. FYI, the season pass is $30 plus tax and allows you to bowl three games every day (with shoes!) from May 22 through September 4.

 

Join the Food SIG for some summer gatherings hosted by AJ Jester on Wednesday, June 14, 12 Noon at Mekong Restaurant – Vietnamese Food (2013 Wade Hampton Blvd) or Wednesday, July 12, 12 Noon, location TBD. Contact Barbara Wojack by e-mail to RSVP for count purposes.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Greenville Scottish Games will be held this Saturday, May 27 on Furman’s campus on the rugby field near the Herring Center! The gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the day will be filled with competitions, food, entertainment and more. Discounted tickets are available for seniors ahead of time at Timmons Arena.  View details here!

 

Bridges to a Brighter Future, a program for high school students whose potential outdistances their circumstances, will hold their Career Expo on June 20, 7-9 p.m., on Furman’s campus.  Organizers are looking for volunteers willing to talk to students about their own careers.  If you are interested in participating, please sign up on this Google Doc.  For more information, contact Dean Bailey, Bridges Assistant Director.

 

Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, a Greenville tradition since 1968, runs Thursday evenings through August 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. On June 1, enjoy Creatures Great and Small performed by the Carolina Youth Symphony. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Upstate Winds Concert Band invites you to join them for the indoor concert at Mauldin First Baptist Church on Saturday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. (dinner provided)  They will also perform on Sunday, May 28, at Furman’s Lakeside Amphitheater at 3:00 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs, picnic basket, and enjoy the patriotic program. Contact Les Hicken for more information.
Clemson University’s Science on Tap will host Maria Whitehead, who will discuss “Building Resilience in the Southeast”— a discussion of land use and climate change on Tuesday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at Coffee Underground in downtown Greenville. Questions? Check the website for more information.

 

The Rotary Club of Greenville has established a satellite club that meets at the Woodlands at Furman at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month.  OLLI members are invited to attend.  Upcoming speakers are State Senator William Timmons on June 1 and Furman Vice President Mary Lou Merkt on June 15. For more information contact OLLI member and Woodland Rotary Chair Angelo Tartaro.

 

Looking for a language class this summer?  Upstate International is offering courses in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.  Regular and Intensive classes begin the week of June 12.  Visit their website for more information.

 

Downtown Greenville’s TD Saturday Market is now underway from 8 a.m. – 12 noon at Main Street at McBee Avenue. Learn more here.  Also in full swing is the Travelers Rest Market which runs from 8:30 a.m. – noon at Trailblazer Park. Learn more about the Travelers Rest Market here.

Elvis Presley meets Chautauqua’s Walter Cronkite – and “You Are There.” Break out your bobby socks, poodle skirts and hula hoops and get ready to flashback to the 50’s. Elvis will perform. Walter Cronkite will interview. 1950’s vintage cars, motorcycles and even a vintage M39Aa Willy’s Jeep like the one Private Elvis drove. 1950’s music and kids’ games for the whole family. Pin up your ponytail and polish your saddle shoes for a 1950’s Costume Contest. Saturday June 10th at 10a – noon. Runway Café, Downtown Airport. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony will sponsor its first ever summer social event—the 2017 Boots and Bandanas, on Thursday, June 8, 2017, 5-9 p.m. at the Lindsey Plantation, 750 Camp Creek Road, Taylors, SC.  The Guild promises an exciting evening of great BBQ pork and chicken with all your favorite sides, wine and craft beer, bourbon tasting, and country music featuring the West End String Band providing an opportunity to dance the night away.  Proceeds from the event will support the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.  Tickets are $65.  For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Guild office at 864 370-0965 or visit our website, www.guildGSO.org.

May 19, 2017

OLLI NOTES

 

Summer registration continues!  Register online or in the OLLI office. There is still room for you in Small Wonders 101, Safe Computing, Broadway Show Tunes and offered for the first time – DIY Workshop with Grandkids & Home Depot. Call the office if these are the classes for you!

 

It’s Evaluation Time!  Please take a few minutes to provide helpful feedback on your Spring Term Courses.  Click on one of the following links to take your survey; you will need to take a different survey for each course.

General Course Evaluation: Here

Hobbies, Art and Music Course Evaluation: Here

Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation: Here

 

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate for Council openings to be voted on at the Spring Luncheon on May 23: President-Elect/VP Membership: May Welborn; Members at Large: Cindy Brothers and Marcia Smith. Thank you to Greg Peters, VP/President Elect/Nominating Committee Chair and his committee for their work in putting this slate together, and thanks to those who said “yes” when asked!

 

Learn more about issues facing the senior population:  apply now for Class 4 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond.  Learn more on the website, and click here to apply.  Brochures and paper applications are available in the OLLI office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

The following courses will meet the week of May. 22-26. **For hiking make-up classes, please check your e-mail for notification from your leader.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Intermediate Core – 9 am, HC110 Hebrew Prophets – 10:45 am, HC103 Inter. Bridge – 9 am, HC113 Burning the Midnight Oil – 10:45 am, HC 004 Qi Gong – 9 am, HC110
Bel Canto Operas – 10:45 am, HC113 Jewish Ethics – 1:30 pm, HC103 Intro to Islam – 10:45 am, HC113 Acrylic Painting – 1 pm, HC005 Portraits in Oil – 9:30 am, HC005
Fundamentals of Investing – 2:30 pm, HC111 Manifest Destiny – 10:45 am, HC110 Home Internet Security – 3:15 pm, HC105 Grief & Loss 101 – 10:45 am, HC105
  Memories in a Drawer – 10:45 am, HC004  
    Still Tired of Those Aches and Pains? – 10:45 am, HC111    

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic  We thrilled that Furman professor Dr. Michael Svec is offering an opportunity for OLLI members to travel to the Czech Republic September 4-13, 2017. Immerse yourself in Prague, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia. Come to know the Czech Republic in a more intimate way. Walk the same streets as Holy Roman emperors, saints, writers, composers, scientists, and occupying armies. Take time to enjoy some of the best beer in the world on the shores of the Vltava River listening to Smetana’s ode to that very river. Breathe in a millennium of culture, architecture, history, and music. The trip includes exploring the countryside of Southern Bohemia with overnight stay in Cesky Krumlov, one of Europe’s most picturesque towns and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.​ The cost of the trip is $3,814 ($662 single supplement) which includes all ground costs (transportation, hotel accommodations, 12 meals), economy class airfare and travel insurance. Learn more hereIt’s not too late to pay your $400 deposit in the OLLI office.  Limited space still available! Contact Heidi Wright with questions, 294-2998.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Interested in Health, Fitness and Exercise? Want to be part of the team that decides on the Health, Fitness and Exercise curriculum?  If so, contact Janet Aguilar at 864.414.1944 to learn more.

 

Have a favorite soup, salad or sandwich recipe to share with your fellow OLLI members? Whether you are willing to come demonstrate your tricks of the trade or just willing to share your recipe for a potential class next winter, we would love to hear from you!  Please contact Mignon Davis at 864.419.2881.

 

The Bowling SIG will not be bowling in a league format during the summer but a number of us will purchase AMF’s Summer “Season Pass” and bowling at the following times; Mondays 12 noon, beginning May 22, and Tuesdays at 11:00 AM beginning May 30. Contact Michael Halloran with questions. FYI, the season pass is $30 plus tax and allows you to bowl three games every day (with shoes!) from May 22 through September 4.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Poverty Studies Department is hosting a poverty simulation, led by Beth Templeton of Our Eyes Were Opened, Monday, May 20, 2-4 p.m., at Younts Conference Center.  OLLI members are invited to attend and experience this with the students.  Call Nancy Kennedy at the OLLI Office (294-2979) for more information.

 

Bridges to a Brighter Future, a program for high school students whose potential outdistances their circumstances, will hold their Career Expo on June 20, 7-9 p.m., on Furman’s campus.  Organizers are looking for volunteers willing to talk to students about their own careers.  If you are interested in participating, please sign up on this Google Doc.  For more information, contact Dean Bailey, Bridges Assistant Director.

 

Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, a Greenville tradition since 1968, will begin Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. The series opens with Dance Craze performed by the Lakeside Concert Band. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

Celebrate Armed Forces Day at the Upcountry History Museum on Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A variety of events are scheduled following the Opening Ceremony, including a Veterans Forum, film screenings of Lethal Landscapes: Canvases of the Combat Artist, gallery tours, oral history opportunities, children’s activities and keynote address from retired US Navy Commander, Dr. Chip Beck. Visit the museum website for details.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Hagood Mill Historic Site in Pickens, South Carolina, will host a Southern Appalachian Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Watch regional artisans and craftsmen at work demonstrating their skills with a variety of time-honored traditions unique to the Southern Appalachian Region. There is a $5 parking fee for the day but admission is FREE to the Hagood Mill Site as well as to the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site.  Learn more here.

 

Don’t miss OLLI member Rachel Jeffreys in the Centre Stage production of “DelikateSSen” which runs through May 21. Tickets are $15-$30 and available on the website.

 

The Upstate Winds Concert Band invites you to join them for the indoor concert at Mauldin First Baptist Church on Saturday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. (dinner provided)  They will also perform on Sunday, May 28, at Furman’s Lakeside Amphitheater at 3:00 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs, picnic basket, and enjoy the patriotic program. Contact Les Hicken for more information.
The Rotary Club of Greenville has established a satellite club that meets at the Woodlands at Furman at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month.  OLLI members are invited to attend.  Upcoming speakers are State Senator William Timmons on June 1 and Furman Vice President Mary Lou Merkt on June 15. For more information contact OLLI member and Woodland Rotary Chair Angelo Tartaro.

 

Looking for a language class this summer?  Upstate International is offering courses in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.  Regular and Intensive classes begin the week of June 12.  Visit their website for more information.

May 12, 2017

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

 

Summer registration continues!  Register online or in the OLLI office. The brochure is on the website and in the office. Pick up one for yourself and a few more to share with friends and neighbors.  Summer is a great time to try OLLI for the first time.  Classes are just $35 and there is no membership requirement. It’s a great time to encourage a friend to try out OLLI!

 

It’s Evaluation Time!  Please take a few minutes to provide helpful feedback on your Spring Term Courses.  Click on one of the following links to take your survey; you will need to take a different survey for each course.

General Course Evaluation: Here

Hobbies, Art and Music Course Evaluation: Here

Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation: Here

 

Sign Up by Wednesday, May 17! Join emcee Linda Kelly to celebrate our homerun year at OLLI at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 23 at the Younts Center. Doors open at 11:30 for fellowship at the pavilion next door (cash bar available).  Enjoy a buffet lunch at noon including Arugula and Watermelon Salad, Grilled Corn and Heirloom Tomato with Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette, BBQ Baked Beans, Cheesy Potatoes, Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken Sliders and a sweet treat!  Congratulate the new Volunteer of the Year, elect OLLI Council members, and visit with OLLI friends old and new. It so happens that OLLI Council President, Margaret Clark, is OLLI’s number one baseball fan. Dress is casual and all are encouraged to embrace the baseball theme! Sign up in the OLLI office for just $16.  Please see Heidi Wright with dietary restrictions.

 

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate for Council openings to be voted on at the Spring Luncheon on May 23:  President-Elect/VP Membership: May Welborn; Members at Large: Cindy Brothers and Marcia Smith. Thank you to Greg Peters, VP/President Elect/Nominating Committee Chair and his committee for their work in putting this slate together, and thank you to the nominees who said “yes” when the committee asked!

 

Apply now for Class 4 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond.  Learn more on the website, and click here to apply.  Brochures and paper applications are available in the OLLI office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

 

There is room for you in the Bonus Events on Friday, May 19.  Sign up in the OLLI office!

The Furman Shi Center for Sustainability, 10 a.m.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic  We are delighted to announce that Furman professor Michael Svec, Dr. Svec is offering an opportunity for OLLI members to travel to the Czech Republic this September 4-13, 2017. Immerse yourself in Prague, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia. This travel program allows you to come to know the Czech Republic in a more intimate way. Walk the same streets as Holy Roman emperors, saints, writers, composers, scientists, and occupying armies. Take time to enjoy some of the best beer in the world on the shores of the Vltava River listening to Smetana’s ode to that very river. Breathe in a millennium of culture, architecture, history, and music. The trip includes exploring the countryside of Southern Bohemia with overnight stay in Cesky Krumlov, one of Europe’s most picturesque towns and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.​

 

 The cost of the trip is $3,814 ($662 single supplement) which includes all ground costs (transportation, hotel accommodations, 12 meals), economy class airfare and travel insurance. Learn more hereThe deadline is May 16 to pay your $400 deposit in the OLLI office.  Limited space available!

 

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. May 16, GPATS:  the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study and Long-Range Transportation Planning with Keith Brockington, Greenville County Transportation Manager.

 

Have an interest in Health, Fitness and Exercise? Want to be part of the team that decides on the Health, Fitness and Exercise curriculum?  If so, you are invited to contact Janet Aguilar at 864.414.1944 to learn more about this opportunity.

 

What are you doing this summer? The Community Volunteer SIG offers OLLI members more than 40 opportunities to engage within the Greenville community. Join us on Thursday, May 11, 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. in HC004 when we will feature Triune Mercy Center and a new Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club program. Contact Tom Nowlin with questions.

 

You may have heard that there’s a total solar eclipse happening on Monday, August 21, and it will pass right over Greenville!  Furman University and OLLI are planning some educational and fun events for that day.  Watch your inbox for more information as the date approaches.

 

Do you enjoy using social media to stay connected to people, events and information important to your world?  Help the OLLI program expand its own social connectiveness by following OLLI on Facebook.  Login to your Facebook page, search @Ollifurman, and click “Follow” to get the news and information. And while you are at it, comment to us and let us know what YOU would like to see posted to the OLLI Facebook page!

 

Have a favorite soup, salad or sandwich recipe to share with your fellow OLLI members? Whether you are willing to come demonstrate your tricks of the trade or just willing to share your recipe for a potential class next winter, we would love to hear from you!  Please contact Mignon Davis at 864.419.2881.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

The Dining Hall will operate with the following schedule through May 31: Breakfast-7:30-9 a.m.; Lunch-11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Paladen and Tupelo Honey Café will not be open during the summer.  To see summer hours and daily menus, click here.

 

The Furman Paladin Baseball Team will take on VMI in a home series at Latham Baseball Stadium this weekend! May 12 (6 p.m.), May 13 (4 p.m. and May 14 (1 p.m.).  Single game tickets are $5. Come cheer on the Paladins!

 

Celebrate Armed Forces Day with the Upcountry History Museum on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. A variety of events are scheduled following the Opening Ceremony, including a Veterans Forum, film screenings of Lethal Landscapes: Canvases of the Combat Artist, gallery tours, oral history opportunities, children’s activities and keynote address from retired US Navy Commander, Dr. Chip Beck. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org for more details.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

The Upstate Winds Concert Band invites you to join them for the indoor concert at Mauldin First Baptist Church on Saturday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. (dinner provided)  They will also perform on Sunday, May 28, at Furman’s Lakeside Amphitheater at 3:00 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs, picnic basket, and enjoy the patriotic program. Contact Les Hicken for more information.
Don’t miss OLLI member Rachel Jeffreys in the Centre Stage production of “DelikateSSen” which runs through May 21. Tickets are $15-$30 and available on the website.

 

Furman grad Brenda McClain, who grew up on a farm in Anderson County, will discuss her critically acclaimed first novel (starred Booklist, Okra pick) One Good Mama Bone at Fiction Addiction at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 18. It’s about a woman trying to be a good mother to her husband’s son by allowing him to raise a steer in a competition — not knowing he will have to send the animal he loves to auction. The program is free.

May 5, 2017

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

 

Summer registration continues!  Register online or in the OLLI office. The brochure is on the website and in the office. Pick up one for yourself and a few more to share with friends and neighbors.  Summer is a great time to try OLLI for the first time.  Classes are just $35 and there is no membership requirement. It’s a great time to encourage a friend to try out OLLI!

 

Sign up Now! Join emcee Linda Kelly to celebrate our homerun year at OLLI at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 23 at the Younts Center. Doors open at 11:30 for fellowship at the pavilion next door (cash bar available).  Enjoy a buffet lunch at noon including Arugula and Watermelon Salad, Grilled Corn and Heirloom Tomato with Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette, BBQ Baked Beans, Cheesy Potatoes, Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken Sliders and a sweet treat!  Congratulate the new Volunteer of the Year, elect OLLI Council members, and visit with OLLI friends old and new. It so happens that OLLI Council President, Margaret Clark, is OLLI’s number one baseball fan. Dress is casual and all are encouraged to embrace the baseball theme! Sign up in the OLLI office for just $16.  Please see Heidi Wright with dietary restrictions.

 

Apply now for Class 4 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond.  Learn more on the website, and click here to apply.  Brochures and paper applications are available in the OLLI office.

 

The Dining Hall is closed May 6-9. It will reopen Mon., May 10 and will operate with the following schedule through May 31: Breakfast-7:30-9 a.m.; Lunch-11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Paladen and Tupelo Honey Café will not be open after May 5.  To see summer hours and daily menus, click here.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

PAH866 Cooking with Amino Acids will have a make-up class on Monday, May 8 at 3:15 p.m.

CPT330 The iPhone will meet in HC111 on Monday, May 8.

ACM101 Acrylic Painting will not meet on Thursday, May 11.

 

There is room for you in the Bonus Events on Friday, May 12.  Sign up in the OLLI office!

The Camino – Is it the Way for Me?, 9:30 a.m., HC004

Greenville Textile History, 10 a.m., NVJ100

Design Elements of Japanese Gardens, 10 a.m., HC113

Centre Stage-DeliKatessen, 10 a.m.

Watt Family Innovation Center, 10 a.m.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic  We are delighted to announce that Furman professor Michael Svec, Dr. Svec is offering an opportunity for OLLI members to travel to the Czech Republic this September 4-13, 2017. Immerse yourself in Prague, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia. This travel program allows you to come to know the Czech Republic in a more intimate way. Walk the same streets as Holy Roman emperors, saints, writers, composers, scientists, and occupying armies. Take time to enjoy some of the best beer in the world on the shores of the Vltava River listening to Smetana’s ode to that very river. Breathe in a millennium of culture, architecture, history, and music. The trip includes exploring the countryside of Southern Bohemia with overnight stay in Cesky Krumlov, one of Europe’s most picturesque towns and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.​

 

 The cost of the trip is $3,814 ($662 single supplement) which includes all ground costs (transportation, hotel accommodations, 12 meals), economy class airfare and travel insurance. Learn more here.  A $400 deposit due in the OLLI office by May 16.  Limited space available!

 

 

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Party time! Join the Food SIG for pot luck with a twist, food with spirit.  Friday, May 5 at 1 p.m., HC105. All OLLI Foodies are invited to join in the fun. Questions? Contact Barbara Wojack.

 

Come hear about the exciting things planned for the OLLI on Stage SIG, this Monday, May 6, 12:20 PM, HC103. Help your inner theatre emerge and have a great time. All are welcome. Contact dianeteare@aol.com with questions.

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. May 9, GPATS:  the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study and Long-Range Transportation Planning with Keith Brockington, Greenville County Transportation Manager.

 

Boys and Girls – Moms and Dads. On Wednesday, May 10 at 12:30 p.m. there will be an organizational meeting in HC111 to assess the interest in developing an OLLI SIG Drum Circle. So, if you found your groove at last February’s “Rhythm Interactive Drumming Circle” Bonus Event and you don’t want to lose it or have always wanted a way to release your inner drummer and become that child of the 60’s again, then join us and let’s see if we can make it happen. Contact Bill Cowan with questions.

 

Would you like to have more fun in your life while making new friends and improving your mental agility? Join us for an initial meeting to discuss creating a new OLLI SIG, “IMPROVing with Age SIG” where we’ll play improvisation games.  Wednesday, May 10, 12:20 p.m., HC113. Contact Diana.miel6@gmail.com with questions or if you are interested, but unable to make the meeting.

 

What are you doing this summer? The Community Volunteer SIG offers OLLI members more than 40 opportunities to engage within the Greenville community. Join us on Thursday, May 11, 12:20 – 1:20 p.m.in HC004 when we will feature Triune Mercy Center and a new Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club program. Contact Tom Nowlin with questions.

 

You may have heard that there’s a total solar eclipse happening on Monday, August 21, and it will pass right over Greenville!  Furman University and OLLI are planning some educational and fun events for that day.  Watch your inbox for more information as the date approaches.

 

Do you enjoy using social media to stay connected to people, events and information important to your world?  Help the OLLI program expand its own social connectiveness by following OLLI on Facebook.  Login to your Facebook page, search @Ollifurman, and click “Follow” to get the news and information. And while you are at it, comment to us and let us know what YOU would like to see posted to the OLLI Facebook page!

 

Have a favorite soup, salad or sandwich recipe to share with your fellow OLLI members? Whether you are willing to come demonstrate your tricks of the trade or just willing to share your recipe for a potential class next winter, we would love to hear from you!  Please contact Mignon Davis at 864.419.2881.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Artisphere Volunteers are needed to staff the Furman tent, May 12-14.  Wear purple and welcome people as they come to the Furman tent! Shifts are 2 hours on Fri., May 12 (12 p.m. – 8 p.m.); Sat., May 13 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.) and Sun., May 14 (11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.).  Contact Mariel Calhoun or Mike Wilson at 864.294.3464 if you can help.  Learn more about Artisphere on the website.

 

The Furman Paladin Baseball Team will take on VMI in a home series at Latham Baseball Stadium on May 12 (6 p.m.), May 13 (4 p.m. and May 14 (1 p.m.).  Single game tickets are $5. Come cheer on the Paladins!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities School Choir and the Cantus Chamber Choir will present their spring choral concert at Furman University’s Daniel Chapel on Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Furman’s Daniel Chapel. Free, but please call 864.282.3737 to make a reservation.

 

The American Chamber Players present Jewels from the City of Light, May 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Peace Center website.

April 28, 2017

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

 

Summer registration begins Tuesday, May 2 at 8 a.m. for everyone. The summer flyer is available on the website. No papers copies were mailed, but they are available in the office. Pick one up, and a few more to share with friends and neighbors. Make sure you go online to try out your USER NAME AND PASSWORD so that login will be smooth when you are ready to register. In preparation, if you need registration help, stop by the Computer Lab (HC104) on Monday, May 1 from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.  Summer is a great time for people to try OLLI for the first time. Classes are just $35 (unless noted) and there is no membership requirement. A great time to encourage a friend to try out OLLI!

 

It’s been a homerun year at OLLI and now it’s time to celebrate OLLI at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 23 at the Younts Center. Doors open at 11:30 for fellowship at the pavilion next door (cash bar available).  Enjoy a buffet lunch at noon including Arugula and Watermelon Salad, Grilled Corn and Heirloom Tomato with Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette, BBQ Baked Beans, Cheesy Potatoes, Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken Sliders and a sweet treat!  Congratulate the new Volunteer of the Year, elect OLLI Council members, and visit with OLLI friends old and new. It so happens that OLLI Council President, Margaret Clark, is OLLI’s number one baseball fan. Dress is casual and all are encouraged to embrace the baseball theme! Sign up in the OLLI office for just $16.  Please see Heidi Wright with dietary restrictions.

 

Now is the time to apply for Class 4 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond.  Learn more on the website, and click here to apply.  Brochures and paper applications are available in the OLLI office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

 

There is room for you in the following Bonus Events on Friday, May 5.  Sign up in the OLLI office!

 

Coffee, Migration and Faith (10:45 a.m., HC004)

City Scape Winery and Vineyard Tour (2 p.m.)

Farm Tour–Possum Kingdom Kreamery (11 a.m.)

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

 

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic  We are delighted to announce that Furman professor Michael Svec, Dr. Svec is offering an opportunity for OLLI members to travel to the Czech Republic this September 4-13, 2017. Immerse yourself in Prague, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia. This travel program allows you to come to know the Czech Republic in a more intimate way. Walk the same streets as Holy Roman emperors, saints, writers, composers, scientists, and occupying armies. Take time to enjoy some of the best beer in the world on the shores of the Vltava River listening to Smetana’s ode to that very river. Breathe in a millennium of culture, architecture, history, and music. The trip includes exploring the countryside of Southern Bohemia with overnight stay in Cesky Krumlov, one of Europe’s most picturesque towns and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.​

The cost of the trip is $3814 ($662 single supplement) which includes all ground costs (transportation, hotel accommodations, 12 meals), economy class airfare and travel insurance. Learn more here.  A $400 deposit due in the OLLI office by May 16.  Limited space available!

 

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. May 2, Affordable Housing in Greenville with Ginny Stroud, Greenville City Community Development & Jil Littlejohn, Mayor Pro Tem, Greenville, South Carolina.

 

Party time! Join the Food SIG for pot luck with a twist, food with spirit.  Friday, May 5 at 1 p.m., HC105. All OLLI Foodies are invited to join in the fun. Questions? Contact Barbara Wojack.

 

The Community Volunteer SIG offers OLLI members more than 40 opportunities to engage within the Greenville community. Join us on Thursday, May 4, 12:20 – 1:20 p.m., HC004 for a focus on Greenville Free Medical Clinic and Paris Mountain State Park Friends. Also, on May 11, 12:20 – 1:20 p.m., HC004 we will feature a new Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club program. Contact Tom Nowlin with questions.

 

Boys and Girls – Moms and Dads. On Wednesday, May 10 at 12:30 p.m. there will be an organizational meeting in HC111 to assess the interest in developing an OLLI SIG Drum Circle. So, if you found your groove at last February’s “Rhythm Interactive Drumming Circle” Bonus Event and you don’t want to lose it or have always wanted a way to release your inner drummer and become that child of the 60’s again, then join us and let’s see if we can make it happen. Contact Bill Cowan with questions.

 

Would you like to have more fun in your life while making new friends and improving your mental agility? Join us for an initial meeting to discuss creating a new OLLI SIG, “IMPROVing with Age SIG” where we’ll play improvisation games.  Wednesday, May 10, 12:20 p.m., HC113. Contact Diana.miel6@gmail.com with questions or if you are interested, but unable to make the meeting.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

Furman will hold its graduation exercises on Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Paladin Stadium. Among the graduates will be OLLI student worker, Laken Weaver.  Stop by the OLLI office and help us congratulate Laken on her distinguished achievement. Fortunately, we will have Laken through the summer term!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be held Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m.—1 p.m. at Jeff Lynch Appliance & TV Center (17 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville.) Rain or Shine! Arriving early is recommended.

 

The Greenville Chorale, conducted by OLLI instructor Bing Vick, presents a concert of great American secular music, Slice of American Pie, on Sunday, April 30, 3:00 p.m. at Taylors First Baptist Church. Beautiful folksongs, stirring hymn-tunes, spirituals, gospel music, Barbershop harmony, and selections from the “Great American Songbook” (20’s, 30’s, 40’s). OLLI members get 20% discount ($30 ticket for $24) on tickets in the OLLI Office.

 

Music on Sunday at the Temple of Israel, April 30, 3 p.m.:  The Swannanoa Festival Trio will perform, featuring Inessa Zaretsky, with a complimentary wine and cheese reception to follow. Visit their website for more information.

 

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. to experience the life and words of Cesar Chavez with Vera Gomez, performance poet, Emrys president and author of “Barrio Voices.” Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!