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April 6, 2018

OLLI NOTES

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

 

Term fees are refundable through the end of the second week of classes (except for cooking classes). After the end of the second week (TODAY Friday, April 6), no refunds will be given. An administrative charge of $10 will apply to any course cancellations. There is no fee if you drop a class and add a different one.

 

Take me out to the Ballgame! Join us for OLLI Night at the Greenville Drive. Come celebrate OLLI’s 25th Anniversary at Fluor Field on Thursday April 26; it’s going to be a grand slam of an evening, with a bases loaded buffet complete with 25th Anniversary Cake! If you look closely you might be able to pick off some familiar faces on the field as OLLI participates in the starting ceremonies and on-field activities. Our seats will be a home run, with great views and in the shade. So get on deck and sign up (in the OLLI office) for a celebration evening at an award winning ballpark, for only $20 per person. Buffet starts at 6 p.m. and game starts at 7:05 p.m. ………. And, Thursdays are $1 drink night at Fluor Field. Who knew?

 

Interested in serving as a leader of OLLI?  Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member? As required by our bylaws, May Welborn, VP of Membership/President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Rich Pouliot, Sue Renault, Bob Howell and Judy Pearson.  The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2018-19 Council:  VP/President Elect; VP of Finance and Administration; and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to May Welborn.

 

You won’t want to miss the April edition of OLLILife which is hot off the press! Check out our online edition  and be sure to thank Sue Renault and her team for their wonderful work!

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events on April 13. Sign up in the OLLI office.

BTE1123 American History through Railroad Songs – 9:30 a.m.; HC105

BTE1136 Eradicating Polio Globally – 10 a.m.; HC004

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

All are welcome to join the Psychology of Poverty class for a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, April 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Younts Conference Center, just up the hill from the Herring Center.  Facilitated by Beth Templeton, Founder and CEO of Our Eyes Were Opened, the simulation allows you to experience in a 2-hour period what others in our community experience 24-7.  Sign up in the OLLI Office or email Nancy Kennedy.

 

Want to play Bocci?  Let’s play on Thursdays at 3 p.m.  Meet in the OLLI lobby.  Please contact Stan Klotz if interested.  All “skill” levels welcome!

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. April 10, The Life of Picasso with Gary Malvern, PH.D, Furman music professor.

 

Let’s play Cribbage! All OLLI members that already know how to play the game of cribbage are invited to join the Cribbage SIG. Please contact Barbara Gill if interested.  All levels welcome!

 

OLLI Travel SIG will meet Thursday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m., in the faculty/staff dining room in the dining hall.  Our fellow SIG member Debbie Caine will share her insights on several travel insurance plans available to us, which she has garnered over her years as a travel industry professional.  Be sure to join us then for these remarks, and stay for supper with the group, as long as you wear your OLLI name badge! Note: we are meeting on a Thursday, not Friday as we have done in the past. Also, please consider helping us continue our meetings after this one, by taking over to plan them once our current planner, Tom Seeley, withdraws for medical reasons, after this upcoming meeting.

 

Catholic Charities is opening a Lady’s Pantry and they could use your skills and talents – as could Project Host, who needs help in the Soup Kitchen or in the Greenhouse / Garden. Learn the details of these many other volunteer opportunities for meaningful engagement at the  Community Volunteering SIG on Wed., April 18, 12:20–1:20 p.m. in HC004.  Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present their spring concert Fri., April 6 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The concert features jazz trombonist and Professor Emeritus of Music at Milligan College (Tenn.) Rick Simerly. Admission is $5 at the door.

 

The Furman University Percussion Ensemble will present a concert Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus. Directed by Furman music professor Omar Carmenates and is presented by the Furman Department of Music. Tickets are $5 at the door.

 

Jason Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, Furman University, will present at the University’s High Noon Lecture Series on Wed., April 11 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. The lecture, “Uncharted Territory for the Federal Reserve”, will begin at noon and is open to the public. A complete schedule of High Noon events can be found here.

 

A group poetry reading and book launch for Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005 will take place on Wednesday, April 11 4-5:30 p.m. in Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center. At this event to mark National Poetry Month, Furman will host over a dozen South Carolina poets who will read from their work to celebrate the publication of a new anthology of South Carolina poetry from Furman’s own Ninety-Six Press. Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005 was coedited by Furman faculty members (and occasional OLLI instructors) Gil Allen, Jeff Makala, and Bill Rogers. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. No reservations needed.

 

Furman Symphonic Winds will present a concert Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets for this Sound Quality Concert Series event are $10 for seniors. Visit the website to learn more.

 

Furman University Theatre will present Michael Cristofer’s “The Shadow Box” April 17-21 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances April 21 and 22 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Playhouse. For ticket information and reservations, call the Theatre Box Office at 864-294-2125. Tickets are on sale now and may be ordered online. Learn more on the website.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Join Chautauqua’s Larry Bounds Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. to discuss Winston Churchill. Two great Churchill movies were released this past year. Now let’s talk about his impact on world history. This event is not a costumed performance. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org <http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/>   Free!

 

SAGE invites OLLI members to a presentation entitled, “Advanced Care Planning and Palliative Care – A much Needed Conversation” on Wednesday, April 18, 11 a.m. – noon at Hughes Public Library. SAGE is a group of seniors looking to make sound health choices for our futures by getting great information. For more information leave a message at 864.322.6333.

 

The Peace Center presents The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Strings Master Class on April 18 at 10 a.m. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping journey of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar.” Save up to 20% on select tickets for the performance by using code PCNEIGHBOR when buying tickets online, over-the-phone or at the box office. Click here to purchase your discounted ticket directly. This offer is not valid on previous purchases and is available in select price levels.

March 23, 2018

OLLI NOTES              March 23, 2018

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

The OLLI Office will be closed (no classes) on March 30 in observance of Good Friday.

We will be OPEN and holding classes on Monday, April 2.

 

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and temperatures are rising, which can only mean one thing: Welcome back to OLLI’s Spring Term!  Classes begin next week, so consult your brochure to figure out exactly when and where your class meets.  As always, call the OLLI office if you have questions.  New members may pick up nametags and parking passes when you come for your first class.

 

You won’t want to miss the April edition of OLLILife which is hot off the press! Check out our online edition  and be sure to thank Sue Renault and her team for their wonderful work!

 

Interested in serving as a leader of OLLI?  Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member? As required by our bylaws, May Welborn, VP of Membership/President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Rich Pouliot, Sue Renault, Bob Howell and Judy Pearson.  The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2018-19 Council:  VP/President Elect; VP of Finance and Administration; and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to May Welborn.

 

Farewell, Sally. We are sad to see Sally Gregoire leave our staff.  She is moving with her husband to North Carolina, where he has taken a new job.  Please join us in wishing Sally well and thanking her for her contributions to OLLI!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

All Friday classes will begin April 6 due to the Good Friday holiday on March 30.  

 

Room Changes:

PPG1370 Balance of Divine Feminine & Divine Masculine will meet in HC004.

PAH824 Crochet 202 will meet in HC105.

PPG1350 Aging Mastery will meet in NVJ300.

BEF265 Retirement Wealth Management will meet in HC113.

SNM1066 Angry Atmosphere will meet in HC111.

ACM182 20th Century Jazz will meet in HC113.

ACM113 Write Life will meet in HC105.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

There is Room for You! Kings Mountain and Cowpens in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Day Trip – Friday, April 6. Join Scott Withrow for a day-trip to Kings Mountain National Military Park and Cowpens National Battlefield to walk their battlefield trails (1.5 miles at Kings Mountain and approximately one mile at Cowpens) and learn about each battle in context of the entire Southern Campaign. In addition to walking, participants will watch a video on each battle and look at exhibits in the parks’ visitor centers. $75 includes transportation, lunch and tour fees. Call the OLLI office to sign up!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. March 27, What is the Center for Manufacturing Innovation at Greenville Tech, and how does it benefit Greenville? with David Clayton, director, Center for Manufacturing Innovation at Greenville Tech.

 

Want to help bring great classes to OLLI @ Furman? Curriculum Committee Opportunities – we are recruiting members for two curriculum sub-committees 1) Languages and 2) Health, Fitness, and Exercise.  If you have a background in or a passion for either of these areas, please contact Sonya Hammond.

 

Let’s play Cribbage! All OLLI members that already know how to play the game of cribbage are invited to join the Cribbage SIG. Please contact Barbara Gill if interested.  All levels welcome!

Looking for more meaning in your retirement?  Perhaps we can help!  Visit the Community Volunteering SIG on Wed., April 4, 12:20–1:20 p.m. in HC004 to learn more about opportunities with 23 organizations. We will feature Miracle Hill Ministries and the American Legion. We can help you simplify the process. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of the 25th Anniversary Cookbook! It’s time to get those creative juices flowing. The OLLI Cookbook committee seeks your suggestions for the name of our OLLI Anniversary Cookbook. Please submit your suggestion(s) along with your recipes by Fri., March 30! Email your name, cookbook name submission and/or complete recipe, e-mail address and contact phone or drop a copy by the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Cathy Dwyer. The “name the cookbook” contest winner gets a free cookbook!

 

We had a wonderful turnout for the Golf Scramble! There is a group of OLLI members that plays Tuesday mornings at Furman and welcomes anyone who would like to join. Tee times are reserved two weeks in advance and an email is sent to the group for signups. If you would like to join please contact Michael Halloran.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Kyle Longest, associate professor of sociology at Furman University, will kick off the High Noon spring lecture series Wed., March 28 with a talk about how young adults are navigating the age-old tensions between science and religion. In 7 Days or 7 Million Years? How Emerging Adults Construct the Relationship Between Religion and Science begins at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. It is free and open to the public. View the spring schedule here.

 

The Department of Politics and International Affairs presents Changing the Future of Human Rights: Technology & Transitional Justice Mon., March 26, 6:30 p.m. in Patrick Lecture Hall (126 Plyler Hall).

 

The Furman University Men’s and Women’s Chorales presents their spring concert Tuesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and reservations are not required.

 

Global energy expert and former Wall Street Journal editor Jeffrey Ball will speak on Sharp Fights and Hard Lessons in the Global Race for Cleaner Energy, Wed., March 28 at 7 p.m. in Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center. Free! Learn more on The Riley Institute website.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Centre Stage presents Mamma Mia! through April 15, Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m. For ticket information, visit the Centre Stage website.

 

The Warehouse Theatre presents The Flick by Annie Baker, March 9 – 24. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this contemporary play follows three blue collar workers in a rundown 35mm film house in Massachusetts. Tickets are $35 for General Admission.  Visit the Warehouse Theatre website to learn more, 864.235.6948.

 

Do you enjoy distance bicycle riding, the outdoors, and kids? OLLI member Tom Johnson is looking for two mentors to join him on an inaugural summer adventure ride June 7-30. The ride is 1,100 miles through Wisconsin and both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. Duties include riding and/or driving the support van. Contact Tom Johnson at 864.991.5145 for more information.

 

OLLI @ Furman members are invited to the Carolina Music Museum Opening Reception on Friday March 23 from 5:30 -8:30 p.m. (516 Buncombe Street, adjacent to the Hughes Library). Doors will open to the public on Tuesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. following a ribbon cutting at 9:30 p.m.  Learn more on the website.

 

Enjoy the opportunity to tour three historical downtown Greenville churches! Open Doors–A Walk through History will be offered free to the public on Sat., March 24. A tour of Christ Church Episcopal begins at 9 a.m., followed by tours of First Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. and Buncombe Street United Methodist at 11 a.m. There will be ample travel time allowed between the church tours. Free! Learn more here.

 

Oysters anyone? If you like all you can eat oysters, BBQ, beer, wine and music you won’t want to miss the 8th Annual Red Raider Oyster Roast Sat., March 24 at Fluor Field. Learn more and purchase tickets here. Rain or shine!

 

Are you interested in urban drawing?  Join the Urban Drawing Group at the White Rabbit Art Gallery in Travelers Rest.  This group meets weekly on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. at the White Rabbit Gallery.  For more information, please contact Patty Cunningham at 610-659-4669.

 

The Greenville Jewish Federation, John Knox Presbyterian Church and Metropolitan Arts Council present Ukranian-Canadian pianist and composer Dmitri Levkovich on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m., John Knox Presbyterian Church. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

March 16, 2018

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

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

 

Kick off the Spring Term at OLLI by attending the Back to OLLI event on Thursday, March 22, 3-4:30 p.m.in Manly Lobby (Herring Center).  Enjoy a sweet treat and cool (or warm if we need it) drink and visit with OLLI friends old and new.  The New Member Orientation is the same day at 2:30 p.m. in HC110.  Come get the answers to all of your OLLI questions, and then stay for the Back to OLLI reception immediately following.

 

Deadline Monday, March 19!  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:

 

Interested in serving as a leader of OLLI?  Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member?  As required by our bylaws, May Welborn, VP of Membership/President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Rich Pouliot, Sue Renault, Bob Howell and Judy Pearson.  The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2018-19 Council:  VP/President Elect; VP of Finance and Administration; and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to May Welborn.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

French II will have a make-up class on Monday, March 19, 1:30 – 3 p.m. in HC 105

Duplicate Bridge will have a make-up class on Monday, March 19, 1:30-5 p.m. in HC113

From Monarchy to Democracy will have a make-up class on Tues., March 20, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. in HC004

Travel Photography will have a make-up class on Wed., March 21, 9 – 10:30 a.m. in HC111

Origins of Japanese Culture will have a make-up class on Wed., March 21, 10:45 – 12 :15 p.m., HC111

 

There will be a Liaison Training on Thursday, March 22 at 1:30 pm, HC113 for anyone interested in serving as a liaison or anyone needing a refresher.  Please come!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Want to help bring great classes to OLLI @ Furman? Curriculum Committee Opportunities – we are recruiting members for two curriculum sub-committees 1) Languages and 2) Health, Fitness, and Exercise.  If you have a background in or a passion for either of these areas, please contact Sonya Hammond.

 

Help is needed for all to enjoy our 25th Anniversary Treats. You might find yourself surprised between classes one day with treats on behalf of the 25th Anniversary Treat Committee. You can help! Volunteers are needed to bake or purchase treats for the table. Visit this website to learn more and sign up.

 

The Bowling SIG begins its next eight-week season Mon., March 26. The organizational meeting/team selection begins at 12:30 p.m. and bowling will follow. Normal hours:  practice 12:50 – 1:00 p.m., matches start at 1 p.m. and last about 2 hours. Cost is $9 a week – $72 for the season normally paid the first day.  The league is a handicapped league which means you don’t have to be a good bowler to have fun.  We bowl at AMF Star Lanes, (740 S. Pleasantburg Drive). Interested?  Contact Michael Halloran.

 

Name the OLLI Cookbook! It’s time to get those creative juices flowing. The OLLI@Furman Cookbook committee seeks your suggestions for the name of our OLLI Anniversary Cookbook. Please submit your suggestion(s) along with your recipes by Friday, March 30! Please don’t be shy! Email your name, cookbook name submission and/or complete recipe, e-mail address and contact phone or drop a copy by the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Cathy Dwyer. The winner of the “name the cookbook” contest will win a free cookbook!

 

We had a wonderful turnout for the Golf Scramble! There is a group of OLLI members that plays Tuesday mornings at Furman and welcomes anyone who would like to join. Tee times are reserved two weeks in advance and an email is sent to the group for signups. If you would like to join please contact Michael Halloran.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman Symphonic Winds presents “A Pocketful of Posies,” Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series event are $10 for seniors. For more information, contact the Furman University Music Department’s Band Office at 864-294-3069, or email the department. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at this link.

 

Cultural anthropologist Melvin J. Konner of Emory University will deliver the Charles H. Townes Lecture on Faith and Reason Tue., March 20 at 7 p.m. in Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center. Dr. Konner’s talk, “Faith: A Scientific Defense,” is free and a book signing and reception will follow Konner’s remarks.

 

The Riley Institute invites you to Politics in the Age of Populism with Roberta Metsola, member of European Parliament (MEP) for Malta and member of the European People’s Party (EPP) Partit Nazzjonalista. The event will be Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m., Younts Conference Center. Free. Learn more on the website.

 

The Furman Department of Music hosts University of Indiana Jacobs School of Music Professor (piano) Norman Krieger Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Krieger is Furman’s Distinguished Visiting Professor in Piano. Free! Learn more here.

 

SCRABBLE & SNACKS:  The Furman Sign Language Club is hosting a Scrabble tournament Saturday, March 24, 2–4 p.m. in the Watkins Room at the Trone Student Center.  The event is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the SC School for the Deaf and Blind.  In order to facilitate planning please RSVP to camilla.bellows@furman.edu by Monday, March 19.  A gift certificate will be awarded to the winner, but the main reason for OLLI members to attend is to see how we stack up against those bright Furman students.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Warehouse Theatre presents The Flick by Annie Baker, March 9 – 24. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this contemporary play follows three blue collar workers in a rundown 35mm film house in Massachusetts. Tickets are $35 for General Admission.  Visit the Warehouse Theatre website to learn more, 864.235.6948.

 

Music on Sunday at the Temple of Israel, March 18, 3 p.m.: 9 String Theory will perform with a complimentary wine and cheese reception to follow. Visit the website for more info.

 

Do you enjoy distance bicycle riding, the outdoors, and kids? OLLI member Tom Johnson is looking for two mentors to join him on an inaugural summer adventure ride June 7-30. The ride is 1,100 miles through Wisconsin and both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. Duties include riding and/or driving the support van. Contact Tom Johnson at 864.991.5145 for more information.

 

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Alice Paul and Women’s Right to Vote led by Dr. Melissa Walker. Alice Paul and her “Silent Sentinels” were beaten, jailed and force-fed on their crusade to obtain the right to vote for American women. Their charge for arrest: blocking traffic. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit the Chautauqua website. Free!

 

OLLI @ Furman members are invited to the Carolina Music Museum Opening Reception on Friday March 23 from 5:30 -8:30 p.m. (516 Buncombe Street, adjacent to the Hughes Library).  Doors will open to the public on Tuesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. following a ribbon cutting at 9:30 p.m.  Learn more on the website.

 

Enjoy the opportunity to tour three historical downtown Greenville churches! Open Doors–A Walk Through History will be offered free to the public on Sat., March 24. A tour of Christ Church Episcopal will begin at 9 a.m., followed by tours of First Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. and Buncombe Street United Methodist at 11 a.m. There will be ample travel time allowed between the church tours. Free! Learn more here.

 

Are you interested in urban drawing?  Join the Urban Drawing Group at the White Rabbit Art Gallery in Travelers Rest.  This group meets weekly on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. at the White Rabbit Gallery.  For more information, please contact Patty Cunningham at 610-659-4669.

 

The Greenville Jewish Federation, John Knox Presbyterian Church and Metropolitan Arts Council present Ukranian-Canadian pianist and composer Dmitri Levkovich on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m., John Knox Presbyterian Church. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

March 9, 2018

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

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

 

Winter Term 2018 is coming to an end.  Thank you to our instructors for another great round of classes!  Remember that Spring 2018 Registration continues.  Please pick up copies of the Spring Brochure to share with friends, neighbors and places you frequent around town.  YOU are our best marketing tool!

 

Don’t forget to evaluate your courses!  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, click here.
  • For the exercise and fitness course evaluation, click here.
  • For the hobbies, art and music course evaluation, click here.

 

Pianist, Ileana Shaner, in recital on Tuesday, March 13, at 3:15 p.m., in the Herring Center lobby, using our beautiful grand piano.  The program opens with Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 109, the first of his last three sonatas for piano, composed when Beethoven was completely deaf.  Debussy’s Estampes follows, consisting of three contrasting movements that evoke the exotic sounds of East Asian music, an evening in the Spanish city of Granada, and ending with a stormy movement derived from two French folk tunes.  Next, Chopin’s lyrical and lilting Ballade No. 3 in A flat major.  The program ends with four pieces by Cuban composer, Ernesto Lecuona, concluding with his most widely known piece, Malagueña.  Free!  Reservations are helpful; sign up in the OLLI office so we know how many to expect.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  – Note: Classes will meet at normal time and location unless otherwise noted by instructor.

 

Mon., March 12 Tues., March 13 Wed., March 14 Thurs., March 15 Fri., March 16
All Monday Classes will meet unless otherwise noted by instructor.

 

(Not meeting:  Beginning Fencing)

 

 

 

 

Guitar II – 9 a.m.

Beethoven II – 10:45 a.m.

Spin for All — 1:30 p.m.

Music & Culture of the 60s – 3:15 p.m.

Neuroscience of Psychological Disorders – 3:15 p.m.

 

All Wednesday Classes will have a make-up class unless otherwise noted by instructor.

 

French II will have a special session at 1:30 in room 113.

 

(Not meeting: Senior Odyssey; The Life and Times of Raymond Carver)

 

 

All Thursday Classes will have a make-up class unless otherwise noted by instructor.

 

(Not meeting: Creating the New Nation II; Fine-Tuning your Retirement; Deal with It; Acrylic Painting)

 

 

Making Friends with Yourself – 10:45 a.m.

 

 

The Poetry Performance class invites you to a Poetry Reading of original work by OLLI students Wed., March 14, 3:15, HC102.  Get more culture than you already have–yogurt can only go so far.

 

READ AND EXPLORE WITH OLLI

  • It’s not too late to pick up a copy of our selection, Ethan Canin’s Carry Me Across the Water.  There is a good supply of copies waiting to be borrowed in the office.  Pick one up today!  If you have finished your copy, please return it to the office.
  • Inspired by the book? Why not write some haiku, a type of Japanese poetry?  Learn more about haiku here or here.  We’d love to see what you write—email your submissions to Nancy Kennedy.  We will find a way to share them with the OLLI membership.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

The Bowling SIG begins its next eight-week season Monday, March 26.  The organizational meeting/team selection begins at 12:30 p.m. and bowling will follow.  Normal hours:  practice 12:50 – 1:00 p.m., matches start at 1 p.m. and last about 2 hours.  Cost is $9 a week – $72 for the season normally paid the first day.  The league is a handicapped league which means you don’t have to be a good bowler to have fun.  We bowl at AMF Star Lanes, (740 S. Pleasantburg Drive). Interested?  Contact Michael Halloran.

 

Name the OLLI Cookbook! It’s time to get those creative juices flowing. The OLLI@Furman Cookbook committee seeks your suggestions for the name of our OLLI Anniversary Cookbook. Please submit your suggestion(s) along with your recipes by Friday, March 30! Please don’t be shy! Email your name, cookbook name submission and/or complete recipe, e-mail address and contact phone or drop a copy by the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Cathy Dwyer. The winner of the “name the cookbook” contest will win a free cookbook!

 

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of FULIR/OLLI by submitting your 5 x 7 printed photo of anything FULIR/ OLLI!  The next Photography Exhibit for the Crabtree Photography Wall will be a photo display of YOUR prints, related to 25 wonderful years of learning in retirement at Furman.  All entries will be accepted and exhibited, in 5 x 7, unframed format. Please print off your photo with a ¼ white border, mark your name on the back, and deliver to the OLLI office by March 20.  One per OLLI member or Furman staff, please.  Let’s make this an awesome display for the Crabtree Wall!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman Singers in concert Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. Part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series, tickets are $10 for seniors.

 

The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability presents a panel of Furman alumni who have pursued a career in climate change policy on March 14 at 7 p.m., as part of Furman’s year-long exploration of climate change.  Panelists include alumni with diverse experiences who will share their roles in making change happen. Free!

 

Furman Chamber Strings presents a Spring Tour Concert featuring music faculty members Thomas Joiner (violinist and conductor) and Anna Barbrey Joiner (viola) Wed., March 14, 8 p.m. Daniel Recital Hall. Free!

 

Furman Symphonic Winds presents “A Pocketful of Posies,” Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series event are $10 for seniors. For more information, contact the Furman University Music Department’s Band Office at 864-294-3069, or email the department. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at this link.

 

The Riley Institute invites you to Politics in the Age of Populism with Roberta Metsola, member of European Parliament (MEP) for Malta and member of the European People’s Party (EPP) Partit Nazzjonalista. The event will be Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m., Younts Conference Center. Free. Learn more on the website.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Music on Sunday at the Temple of Israel, March 18, 3 p.m.: 9 String Theory will perform with a complimentary wine and cheese reception to follow. Visit the website for more info.

 

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Alice Paul and Women’s Right to Vote led by Dr. Melissa Walker. Alice Paul and her “Silent Sentinels” were beaten, jailed and force-fed on their crusade to obtain the right to vote for American women. Their charge for arrest: blocking traffic. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit the Chautauqua website. Free!

 

Enjoy the opportunity to tour three historical downtown Greenville churches! Open Doors – A Walk Through History will be offered free to the public on Sat., March 24. A tour of Christ Church Episcopal will begin at 9:00 a.m., to be followed by tours of First Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m. and Buncombe Street United Methodist at 11:00 a.m. There will be ample travel time allowed between the church tours. Free!

March 2, 2018

OLLI NOTES

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

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

 

Spring 2018 Registration continues online and in the office.  Some classes and bonus events have filled, so 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.  If your statement says “Registered Not Paid,” you are registered for your classes and it could be the result of a computer error. You will be contacted if we need a payment. 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.

 

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:

 

Furman students will be on Spring Break next week, but OLLI members will keep right on learning.  Please note that due to Spring Break, the Dining Hall and the restaurants in the Student Center will be closed.

 

Have old papers or documents that need shredding?  As part of National Consumer Protection Week the SC Dept. of Consumer Affairs will host a Shred Day right here at OLLI (in the parking lot adjacent to Timmons Arena) on Tuesday, March 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Limit 5 file boxes.

 

Pianist, Ileana Shaner, in recital on Tuesday, March 13, at 3:15 p.m., in the Herring Center lobby, using our beautiful grand piano.  The program opens with Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 109, the first of his last three sonatas for piano, composed when Beethoven was completely deaf.  Debussy’s Estampes follows, consisting of three contrasting movements that evoke the exotic sounds of East Asian music, an evening in the Spanish city of Granada, and ending with a stormy movement derived from two French folk tunes.  Next, Chopin’s lyrical and lilting Ballade No. 3 in A flat major.  The program ends with four pieces by Cuban composer, Ernesto Lecuona, concluding with his most widely known piece, Malagueña.  Free!  Reservations are helpful; sign up in the OLLI office so we know how many to expect.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

CEO486 Politics and Policy in the Trump Era will not meet on Wednesday, March 7.

PHO1613 Travel Photography will not meet Wednesday, March 7.

HIS612 The Origins of Japanese Culture will not meet Wednesday, March 7.

CEO470 News Literacy will not meet Thursday, March 8

PPG1368 Making Friends with Yourself will not meet Friday, March 9.

 

The Poetry Performance class invites you to a Poetry Reading of original work by OLLI students Wed., March 14, 3:15, HC102.  Get more culture than you already have–yogurt can only go so far.

 

READ AND EXPLORE WITH OLLI

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

OLLI Council                          Friday, March 9 – 10 a.m.                             HC102

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

OLLI Travel SIG NOT meeting Friday, March 2— Do to the closing of the Dining Hall, the Travel SIG will NOT be meeting today, March 2.  Please watch for details of another meeting soon!

 

Submit recipes by Friday, March 30! As part of the 25th Anniversary we are planning an OLLI Cookbook. Please don’t be shy! Email your recipes, including the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone or drop a copy by the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Cathy Dwyer.

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Tue., March 6: The Mayor’s View of Greenville with Knox White, Greenville Mayor. *Please note the change in the original date noted in the brochure.

#yeahthatgreenville! View a video shared by George Fletcher at his recent Lunch and Learn here.  And if you want more… search “Visit Greenville, SC” on www.youtube.com. Enjoy!

Anyone in your family participating in robotics competitions at school? Wonder what this is all about? STEAM Tech Teams SIG will build a Vex Clawbot in HC005, 10 a.m.-noon on March 9 and 16.  If you would like to participate, or are just curious, drop by. No experience required. Contact Reid Becker or (954) 646-9730.

 

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of FULIR/OLLI by submitting your 5 x 7 printed photo of anything FULIR/ OLLI!  The next Photography Exhibit for the Crabtree Photography Wall will be a photo display of YOUR prints, related to 25 wonderful years of learning in retirement at Furman.  All entries will be accepted and exhibited, in 5 x 7, unframed format. Please print off your photo with a ¼ white border, mark your name on the back, and deliver to the OLLI office by March 20, 2018.  One photo per OLLI member or Furman staff, please.  Please note, the OLLI Photography Committee is not offering printing for this photo display.  Let’s make this an awesome display for the Crabtree Wall!

 

The DAP Learning Circle SIG continues, meeting 12:20-1:20 p.m. on Thursdays in HC102.  The DAP Sig is open to all graduates of DAP (Dynamic Aging Program) who wish to deepen their understanding and practice of Dynamic Aging concepts.   Facilitated weekly discussions follow the format of “Learning Circle/Elder Wisdom Circle” models. Contact coordinator Debbie Call with questions.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman Singers in concert Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. Part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series, tickets are $10 for seniors.

 

The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability presents a panel of Furman alumni who have pursued a career in climate change policy on March 14 at 7 p.m., as part of Furman’s year-long exploration of climate change.  Panelists include alumni with diverse experiences who will share their roles in making change happen. Free!

 

Furman Chamber Strings presents a Spring Tour Concert featuring music faculty members Thomas Joiner (violinist and conductor) and Anna Barbrey Joiner (viola) Wed., March 14, 8 p.m. Daniel Recital Hall. Free!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Vice Admiral Al Konetzni, USN (ret), will give his highly acclaimed multimedia presentation, Undersea Warfare during the Cold War at the Navy League’s March 7 meeting at the Poinsett Club. With extensive experience aboard Fast Attack and Ballistic Missile submarines, VADM Konetzni is uniquely qualified to offer an inside look at the secretive and often unheralded operations of the Navy’s “Silent Service.” OLLI members and the public are cordially invited to attend this exciting dinner program. Tickets are $33 per person and include a choice of dinner entrees. For details and reservation information, visit the “Events” section of the Navy League Facebook page or request information by email.

 

The Upcountry History Museum invites you to Friday Flicks. Programs include a short talk on the story behind the film, screening of the film, and a brief Q&A. March 9, The Dark Corner. All programs begin at 1:00 pm. and are free to museum members and free with regular museum admission. Learn more here.

 

Upstate International invites you celebrate International Month during the month of March. Visit the Upstate International website for more information!

February 23, 2018

OLLI NOTES              February 23, 2018

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

Spring Registration begins Tuesday, Feb. 27 (8 a.m.) for course package holders and Thursday, March 1 (8 a.m.) for all others.  Make sure you go online this weekend to try out your username and password so that login will be smooth when you are ready to register.  Call or come by the office before registration if you need assistance.  Registration is in the Computer Lab if you register in person on Tuesday or Thursday, beginning at 8 a.m. To view the online brochure click here.  Paper copies of the brochure are in the office if you would like to share with a friend.  YOU are our best advertising!

 

OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants:  Have you ever wanted to teach at OLLI?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’d like to pursue but the cost puts it out of reach? Instructors, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your course even better?  An OLLI Grant can help! Members for at least six terms may apply for grants $200-$2,000. Within 2 years of receiving funds, recipients will share what they learn with the membership with a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars… Applications available on the OLLI bulletin board or the website; deadline is March 1. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact David Johnson.

 

Join us for OLLI Team Trivia Night on March 6. Part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration, the event begins with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. and includes a buffet dinner with wine followed by a trivia competition with questions on OLLI, geography, history, music, etc. Sign up individually or as a pair. From there, you will be randomly placed to form teams. (In other words, you cannot recruit a team of eight.) Cost per person is $28 and includes buffet dinner, wine and an opportunity to win prizes. Please advise Heidi Wright of any dietary restrictions and we will make special arrangements. Reservations and payment should be made in the OLLI Office by Monday, Feb. 26. Space is limited, so make your reservations early for a fun evening with OLLI!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HIS689 Creating the New Nation II will meet in North Village J-100 on March 1 at 10:45am.

ACM101 Acrylic Painting will not meet March 1. A makeup session is scheduled for Feb 23, 1-4pm, HC005.

 

The Poetry Performance class invites you to a Poetry Reading of original work by OLLI students Wed., March 14, 3:15, HC102.  Get more culture than you already have–yogurt can only go so far.

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

  • It’s not too late to pick up a copy of our selection, Ethan Canin’s Carry Me Across the Water.  There is a good supply of copies waiting to be borrowed in the office.  Pick one up today!
  • Ethan Canin, author of Carry Me Across the Water, will visit Furman on Wednesday, February 28 at 3:15 at the Younts Conference Center. He will talk about writing this book, the characters, his research, and more.  There will be plenty of time for questions as well.  You’ll have an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed afterwards.  Sign up in the OLLI Office.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 27: Smart Cities with George Fletcher, At Large Councilman for the City of Greenville and OLLI member.

 

On Tuesday, February 27, the Classic Cars & More class will have their “Bring your Classic Car to Furman” class (weather permitting) in the parking lot below the Herring Center, 9-10:45 a.m.  Hear about stories and history of each car.  Anyone in OLLI with an interesting vehicle can join in by driving their classic.

 

Last week to Sign Up for the OLLI GOLF SCRAMBLE! The 18-hole scramble is open to all OLLI members and will be held Tuesday, March 13. There will be a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and the cost is $55 per person (includes golf, cart, practice range, refreshments & prizes). Please stop by or call the OLLI office (864.294.2998) to sign up. Questions? Contact George Hammond.

 

Looking to give back with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests?  Your OLLI peers can help!  Visit the Community Volunteer SIG on Wed., Feb. 28 from 12:20 – 1:20 p.m., HC004 to learn about opportunities with 20 organizations. We will also be featuring Habitat for Humanity and Lutheran Hospice of the Upstate. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

OLLI Travel SIG Meeting Friday, March 2—Have you ever wondered which travel insurance plan was best?  Join us Fri., March 2, in the Furman Dining Hall Faculty/Staff Dining Room at 4:30 pm to hear one of our own members, Debbie Caine, a former travel industry professional, tell us the pros and cons of many of the major travel insurance offerings. Bring your OLLI name badge and stay around to socialize with other OLLI travelers and have supper together in the dining hall for only $6.

 

Anyone in your family participating in robotics competitions at school? Ever wondered what this is all about? STEAM Tech Teams SIG will build a Vex Clawbot in HC005, 10 a.m.-noon on March 9 and March 16.  If you would like to participate, or are just curious, drop by.  No experience required. Questions? Contact Reid Becker, STEAM Tech Teams, (954) 646-9730.

 

Help is needed for all to enjoy our 25th Anniversary Treats! You just might find yourself surprised between classes at the Herring Center you one day with treats on behalf of the 25th Anniversary Treat Committee. You can help! Volunteers are needed to bake or purchase treats for the table. Visit this website to learn more and sign up!

 

OLLI @ Furman 2018 Baiden Wall Spring Exhibit will be March 26 – May 18. The theme is “I SEE RED” and offers a challenge to create images that feature the color RED. Put on your thinking caps, stretch those brain cells and incorporate RED in a photograph, drawing, painting, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Entries limited to one per person. Submission dates are February 26 – March 9. Exhibition requirements: each 2-dimensional entry must be framed and limited to a maximum of 30 inches on the horizontal side, hanging wire is required on all entries, and quilts and fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Entry forms are available online or in the OLLI office.

 

Share your favorite recipes! As part of the 25th Anniversary we are planning an OLLI Cookbook. Please don’t be shy! Email your recipes, including the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone or drop a copy by the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Cathy Dwyer.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman University Theatre presents Twisted Tales from Shakespeare Feb. 23-24 at 8 p.m., with matinee performance Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Furman Playhouse. Tickets are $12 for OLLI members. For information and reservations, call the Theatre Box Office at 864.294.2125 or order online. Learn more on the website.

 

Tonight!  Furman Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5​  Fri., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.  Just $5 for OLLI members. Tickets are going quickly, so purchase yours online or call 864-294-2086.

 

Refuge from our Rhetoric, presented by Wake Forest University communications professor Alessandra Van Burg, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., Johns Hall 101.  She will discuss the intersection between rhetoric and today’s global refugee crisis. Free and open to the public.

 

The Furman Music Department presents a special Guest Artist Recital with Jonathan Biss (piano) on Thursday, March 1, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Free!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Science on Tap:  Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:30, Coffee Underground in downtown Greenville.  Modern Drug Discovery in Pharmaceuticals, presented by Furman chemistry professor Dr. Brian Goess.

 

Choose your local farmer as your grocery store and your kitchen as your pharmacy. Join Whole Health Nation for a series of Discovery Classes on Saturday, March 3 at Zen (924  S. Main Street, Greenville.) Learn more and purchase tickets here.

 

February 16, 2018

OLLI NOTES

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

The Spring brochure is online and you should have received your copy in the mail.  Extra copies of the brochure are in the office if you would like to share with a friend.  YOU are our best advertising! Registration for the Spring Term begins at 8 a.m. on February 27 for course package holders and 8 a.m. on March 1 for single course purchasers. Need some help with online registration?  Drop by the computer lab (HC 104) for a short training on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m. or 3-4 p.m.

 

Join us for OLLI Team Trivia Night on March 6. Part of our 25th Anniversary celebration, the event begins with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. and includes a buffet dinner with wine followed by a trivia competition with questions on OLLI, geography, history, music, etc.  Sign up individually or as a pair. From there, you will be randomly placed to form teams.  (In other words, you cannot recruit a team of eight.) Cost per person is $28 and includes buffet dinner, wine and an opportunity to win prizes. Please advise Heidi Wright of any dietary restrictions and we will make special arrangements for those. Reservations and payment should be made in the OLLI Office by Feb. 24. Space is limited, so make your reservations early for a fun evening with OLLI!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HFE535 Aqua Fitness Plus will not meet on Wednesday, February 21.

ACM101 Acrylic Painting is holding a make-up session on February 23 from 1-4 p.m., HC005

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events on February 23. Sign up in the OLLI office.

BTE1112 Medicine Cabinet Makeover. 10 a.m. – HC004

BTE1125 Roger Milliken Guest Center Tour, 10 a.m.

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 20: South Carolina’s Trials and Triumphs with Nick Theodore, Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor.

 

Golfers of all levels are invited to take part in the OLLI GOLF SCRAMBLE! The 18-hole scramble is open to all OLLI members and will be held Tuesday, March 13. There will be a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and the cost is $55 per person (includes golf, cart, practice range, refreshments & prizes). Please stop by or call the OLLI office (864.294.2998) to sign up. Questions? Contact George Hammond.

 

Anyone in your family participating in robotics competitions at school? Ever wondered what this is all about? STEAM Tech Teams SIG will build a Vex Clawbot in HC005, 10 a.m.-noon on Feb. 23, March 9, and March 16.  If you would like to participate, or are just curious, drop by.  No experience required. Questions? Contact Reid Becker, STEAM Tech Teams, (954) 646-9730.

 

Looking to “give back” with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests?  Your OLLI peers can help!  Visit the Community Volunteer SIG on Wed., Feb. 28 from 12:20 – 1:20 p.m., HC004 to learn about opportunities with 20 organizations. We will also be featuring Habitat for Humanity and Lutheran Hospice of the Upstate. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

Enjoy a 25th Anniversary Treat! You just might find yourself surprised between classes at the Herring Center you one day with treats on behalf of the 25th Anniversary Treat Committee. You can help! Volunteers are needed to bake or purchase treats for the table. Visit this website learn more and sign up!

 

OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants:  Have you ever wanted to teach at OLLI?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’d like to pursue but the cost puts it out of reach? Instructors, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your course even better?  An OLLI Grant can help! Members for at least six terms may apply for grants $200-$2,000. Within 2 years of receiving funds, recipients will share what they learn with the membership with a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars… Applications available on the OLLI bulletin board or the website; deadline is March 1. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact David Johnson.

 

OLLI Travel SIG Meeting Friday, March 2—Have you ever wondered which travel insurance plan was best?  Join us Fri., March 2, in the Furman Dining Hall Faculty/Staff Dining Room at 4:30 pm to hear one of our own members, Debbie Caine, a former travel industry professional, tell us the pros and cons of many of the major travel insurance offerings. Bring your OLLI name badge and stay around to socialize with other OLLI travelers and have supper together in the dining hall for only $6.

 

OLLI @ Furman 2018 Baiden Wall Spring Exhibit will be March 26 – May 18. The theme is “I SEE RED” and offers a challenge to create images that feature the color RED. Put on your thinking caps, stretch those brain cells and incorporate RED in a photograph, drawing, painting, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Entries limited to one per person. Submission dates are February 26 – March 9. Exhibition requirements: each 2-dimensional entry must be framed and limited to a maximum of 30 inches on the horizontal side, hanging wire is required on all entries, and quilts and fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Entry forms are available online or in the OLLI office.

 

Share your favorite recipes! As part of the 25th Anniversary we are planning an OLLI Cookbook. Please don’t be shy! Email your recipes, including the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone. If you are interested in helping with this special project please contact Cathy Dwyer.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman University Theatre will present Twisted Tales from Shakespeare Feb. 14-17 and Feb. 22-24 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Furman Playhouse on the Furman campus. Tickets are $12 for OLLI members. For ticket information and reservations, call the Theatre Box Office at 864.294.2125 or order online. Learn more on the website.

 

Furman will host several speakers during its 6th annual TEDx event on Sat., Feb. 17, 1-4:30 p.m. in Younts Conference Center on the Furman campus. See the complete schedule on the website. Tickets available here.

 

2006 Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Korab will present “Going for the Gold: My Life as an Olympic Athlete” 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19 in the Watkins Room of the Trone Center. No reservations needed and free!

 

Furman Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5​  Fri., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. for only $5 for OLLI members. Tickets are going quickly, so purchase yours online or call 864-294-2086.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, February 20 at 7 pm to discuss Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid led by Duff Bruce, who has worked extensively with Tubman biographers and filmmakers to bring to light the Harriet Tubman South Carolina story – Union spy and the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the Civil War. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit the website. Free!

 

Woodlands Premier Chauffeur Service provides transportation to and from medical appointments to Senior Citizens outside the Woodlands community serving as a possible solution for family members and caregivers. Those providing transportation have extensive experience in client transportation and in aiding those with special needs. Call or text at 864.630.3807 to arrange a pick up or for more information.

 

The Palmetto Curling Club invites you to an Open House with Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Korab on Tuesday, February 20 with sessions starting at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. at Pavilion Recreation Center. Learn more here.

 

Choose your local farmer as your grocery store and your kitchen as your pharmacy. Join Whole Health Nation for a series of Discovery Classes on Saturday, March 3 at Zen (924  S. Main Street, Greenville.) Learn more and purchase tickets here.

February 9, 2018

OLLI NOTES

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

The Spring brochure is online and should arrive in the mail near Valentine’s Day. Registration for the Spring Term begins at 8 a.m. on February 27 for course package holders and 8 a.m. on March 1 for single course purchasers. It promises to be a great Spring Term. Thank you to our incredible committee members and instructors for building this schedule!

 

*Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE!  In the event of inclement weather, we will send out an email and update the message on our main number, 864-294-2998, when there is a closing. 

 

Make your plans now to attend OLLI Team Trivia Night on March 6. Part of the OLLI @ Furman 25th Anniversary, the event begins with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. and includes a buffet dinner with wine followed by a trivia competition with questions on OLLI, geography, history, music, etc.  Sign up individually or as a pair. From there, participants will be randomly placed to form teams.  (In other words, no need to recruit a team of eight.) Cost per person is $28 and includes buffet dinner, wine and an opportunity for teams to win prizes. Please advise Heidi Wright of any dietary restrictions and we will make special arrangements for those. Reservations and payment should be made in the OLLI Office by Feb. 24. Space is limited, so make your reservations early for a fun evening with OLLI!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

French II will not meet on Monday, February 12.

Duplicate Bridge will not meet on Monday, February 12.

It’s Gluten Free will begin on Wednesday, February 21 (not the 14th).

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events on February 16. Sign up in the OLLI office.

BTE1118 Pattern Squaring Dancing – 1 p.m., HC105

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

Have you been to the OLLI office yet to borrow a copy of our One Read selection, Ethan Canin’s Carry Me Across the Water?  August Kleinman, at 78 and reeling from the recent loss of his wife, examines his life for its lessons, hoping to find a way forward. He is still haunted by his WW II GI experience, a few surreal moments face-to-face with his enemy in a cave on a Japanese island.

 

Thus our next special event… longtime Furman Asian Studies professor Jim Leavell explores The Battle of Okinawa, Friday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. in HC110. We’ll see why this battle was so costly on both sides, how it set the stage for Hiroshima, and more. Sign up in the office.

 

Also next week, meet fellow readers at an informal Book Chat, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. in HC004. No signup needed. Just bring your thoughts, opinions and questions. And watch OLLI Notes for more special REO events to come.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 13: The Greenville Zoo Helping with Preservation and Conservation to Guyana with Jeff Bullock, Greenville Zoo Administrator, Nikolay Kapustin, Greenville Zoo Veterinarian and Assistant Administrator and a few four legged of the zoo! Note: Lunch and Learn schedule change: Greenville City Councilman George Fletcher speaking on Smart Cities on February 27, and Greenville Mayor Knox White speaking on The Mayor’s View on Greenville on March 6.

 

All OLLI members are invited to the Gilbert and Sullivan class on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m. for a viewing of the moving Pirates of Penzance with Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline.  Ten guests can be accommodated. If you are interested please contact at Michael Kilgore.

 

OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants:  Have you ever wanted to teach at OLLI?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’d like to pursue but the cost puts it out of reach? Instructors, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your course even better?  An OLLI Grant can help! Members for at least six terms may apply for grants $200-$2,000. Within 2 years of receiving funds, recipients will share what they learn with the membership with a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars… Applications available on the OLLI bulletin board or the website; deadline is March 1. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact David Johnson.

 

Share your favorite recipes! As part of the 25th Anniversary we are planning an OLLI Cookbook. Please don’t be shy! Email your recipes, including the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone. If you are interested in helping with this special project please contact Cathy Dwyer.

 

OLLI @ Furman 2018 Baiden Wall Spring Exhibit will be March 26 – May 18. The theme is “I SEE RED” and offers a challenge to create images that feature the color RED. Put on your thinking caps, stretch those brain cells and incorporate RED in a photograph, drawing, painting, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Entries limited to one per person. Submission dates are February 26 – March 9. Exhibition requirements: each 2-dimensional entry must be framed and limited to a maximum of 30 inches on the horizontal side, hanging wire is required on all entries, and quilts and fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Entry forms are available online or in the OLLI office.

 

Golfers of all levels are invited to take part in the OLLI GOLF SCRAMBLE! The 18-hole scramble is open to all OLLI members and will be held Tuesday, March 13. There will be a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and the cost is $55 per person (includes golf, cart, practice range, refreshments & prizes). Please stop by or call the OLLI office (864.294.2998) to sign up. Questions? Contact George Hammond.

 

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of FULIR/OLLI by submitting your 5 x 7 printed photo of anything FULIR/OLLI!  The next Photography Exhibit for the Crabtree Photography Wall will be 5 x 7 photo display of YOUR prints, related to 25 wonderful years of learning in retirement at Furman.  All entries will be accepted and exhibited, in 5 x 7, unframed format. Please print off your photo with a ¼ white border, mark your name on the back, and deliver to the OLLI office by March 20, 2018.  One photo per OLLI member or Furman staff, please.  Please note, the OLLI Photography Committee is not offering printing for this photo display.  Let’s make this an awesome display for the Crabtree Wall!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman University Theatre will present Twisted Tales from Shakespeare Feb. 14-17 and Feb. 22-24 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Furman Playhouse on the Furman campus. Tickets are $12 for OLLI members. For ticket information and reservations, call the Theatre Box Office at 864.294.2125 or order online. Learn more on the website.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Woodlands on Wheels provides transportation to and from medical appointments to Senior Citizens outside the Woodlands community serving as a possible solution for family members and caregivers. Those providing transportation have extensive experience in client transportation and in aiding those with special needs. Call or text at 864.630.3807 to arrange a pick up or for more information.

 

The Palmetto Curling Club invites you to an Open House with Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Korab on Tuesday, February 20 with sessions starting at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. at Pavilion Recreation Center. Learn more here.

 

The Herring Chamber Ensemble presents its 21st annual winter concert Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m. at Buncombe Street UMC. “Music to console, to celebrate life and singing, and is just plain fun to sing” features Canadian composer, Eleanor Daley’s Requiem, selections by American composers, and a salute to the Kings Singers, celebrating their 50th anniversary year. OLLI instructor, Bing Vick conducts the Herring Ensemble. Discounted tickets ($30 ticket for $24) are available to OLLI members in the OLLI office.

February 2, 2018

OLLI NOTES

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

The Spring brochure is online and should arrive in the mail near Valentine’s Day. Registration for the Spring Term begins February 27 for course package holders and March 1 for single course purchasers. It promises to be a great Spring Term. Thank you to our incredible committee members and instructors for building this schedule!

 

*Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE!  In the event of inclement weather, we will send out an email and update the message on our main number, 864-294-2998, when there is a closing. 

 

Feeling sick? Stay home, please. As you are likely aware, this is a particularly bad year for the flu and other illnesses. If you have flu symptoms — fever, chills, sore throat, headache, body aches, confusion, etc. — please do not come to OLLI classes. See your doctor, rest and take care of yourself. This helps us all do our part to keep everyone well. Thank you.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAH820 Duplicate Bridge will not meet on Monday, February 5.

ACM122 Art of Sleuthing will not meet on Thursday, February 8.

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

READ A GOOD BOOK LATELY?  It’s not too late to join hundreds of OLLI members in enjoying Carry Me Across the Water by acclaimed author Ethan Canin. Breathtaking in its suspense and beauty, Carry Me Across the Water is the story of a man’s turbulent journey, with his family, through the central years of the twentieth century. READ a loaner copy available in the office (or pick up a copy locally or online).  This book is also available electronically from Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and Audible Audio.

 

Finished reading Carry Me Across the River and looking forward to sharing your thoughts about it with other readers? You’re invited to HC004 on Mon., Feb. 5, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. for an informal book chat.  No reservation needed.

 

Join Dr. Jim Leavell, Professor Emeritus of History and Herring Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies, on Friday, February 16 at 1 p.m., HC110, as he guides us through the events of the Battle of Okinawa. Sign up in the OLLI office.

 

US Immigration laws from World War II to the Present with Dr. Melinda Menzer, Professor of English. Friday, February 23 at 1:30 p.m., HC110. Sign up in the OLLI office beginning Monday, February 5.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

The Travel Committee has a unique opportunity for OLLI members interested in Exploring the Road Less-Traveled in the North of England . . . by foot, van, (and the five senses).  On August 28, OLLI @ Furman members will embark on this 10 day adventure which will include walks, back roads drives, and special places in Northumberland and the English Lake District featuring Hadrian’s Wall, the Cheviot Hills, the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, the inspiring landscapes of the English Romantic Movement, and much more. Join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 7 at 12:30 p.m., HC113. Contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office with questions.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. Tuesday, February 6: Memory Fitness: Strategies for Improving Memory with Michelle Horhota, Professor of Psychology, Associate Dean for Mentoring and Advising at Furman University.

 

On Monday, February 5, at 10:30 there will be a kick-off meeting of the OLLI 25th Anniversary Treats committee.  If you would like to be part of this team, please come join us or else email Sally Bornmueller.

 

OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants:  Have you ever wanted to teach at OLLI?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’d like to pursue but the cost puts it out of reach? Instructors, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your course even better?  An OLLI Grant can help! Members for at least six terms may apply for grants $200-$2,000. Within 2 years of receiving funds, recipients will share what they learn with the membership with a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars… Applications available on the OLLI bulletin board or the website; deadline is March 1. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact David Johnson.

 

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of FULIR/OLLI by submitting your 5 x 7 printed photo of anything FULIR/OLLI!  The next Photography Exhibit for the Crabtree Photography Wall will be 5 x 7 photo display of YOUR prints, related to 25 wonderful years of learning in retirement at Furman.  All entries will be accepted and exhibited, in 5 x 7, unframed format. Please print off your photo with a ¼ white border, mark your name on the back, and deliver to the OLLI office by March 20, 2018.  One photo per OLLI member or Furman staff, please.  Please note, the OLLI Photography Committee is not offering printing for this photo display.  Let’s make this an awesome display for the Crabtree Wall!

 

Golfers of all levels are invited to take part in the OLLI GOLF SCRAMBLE! The 18-hole scramble is open to all OLLI members and will be held Tuesday, March 13. There will be a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and the cost is $55 per person (includes golf, cart, practice range, refreshments & prizes). Please stop by or call the OLLI office (864.294.2998) to sign up. Questions? Contact George Hammond.

 

Join the Handchimes SIG! It’s a group effort to produce beautiful music and have fun at the same time. The most important skill is to be diligent and ring at the right time so as not to overpower your neighbor’s note that is being rung at the “actual” right time! The SIG meets on Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m., HC105. Experienced OLLI member ringers of all levels welcome. Questions? Contact Sharon Howell or Shelden Timmerman.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman University Pauper Players presents Legally Blonde the Musical Feb 1-3, 7:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and available at the door 1 hour prior to the performance or at ticketmaster.com.

 

Furman University and the Center for Inclusive Communities (CIC) have gathered a slate of talks, films, music and other events in celebration of Black History Month. Take advantage of these free events which are posted on the website. On Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m., Furman alum Marlanda Dekine, Executive Director of Speaking Down Barriers, will host “Speaking Down Barriers Dialogue: Beyond Diversity and Inclusion” in the Watkins Room, Trone Student Center. No reservations needed.

 

The Furman University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present a concert Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series event are $5 with your OLLI name badge and are available online  or at the door. Learn more here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Herring Chamber Ensemble presents its 21st annual winter concert Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m. at Buncombe Street UMC. “Music to console, to celebrate life and singing, and is just plain fun to sing” features Canadian composer, Eleanor Daley’s Requiem, selections by American composers, and a salute to the Kings Singers, celebrating their 50th anniversary year. OLLI instructor, Bing Vick conducts the Herring Ensemble. Discounted tickets ($30 ticket for $24) are available to OLLI members in the OLLI office.

 

OLLI members are invited to M&G’s Monthly ArtBreak, a lunch and lecture program designed to grow your knowledge and understanding of the past and its impact on art, culture, and us today! On Thursday, February 8 at noon OLLI instructor Donnalynn Hess will present The Reformers & The Visual Arts at the Mack Library, campus of Bob Jones University.  Register here.

 

January 26, 2018

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

The drop/add period for Winter Term ends today, except for Monday classes.  After today, refunds will no longer be given. 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, we will send out an email and update the message on our main number, 864-294-2998, when there is a closing. 

 

Just a few spots left. Sign up now! Chautauqua History Alive presents a private OLLI performance of George Washington, Courage, on Saturday, February 3 at 4 p.m. at the Herring Center. Ron Carnegie – “the” George Washington at Colonial Williamsburg–performs. You’ll laugh – you’ll be amazed – you’ll have questions. And George Washington will answer them. OLLI Social precedes show. Tickets $5 – available with check or cash in the OLLI office (864.294.2998).

 

Breakfast in the Furman Dining Hall! Join OLLI friends for breakfast, 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, January 30.  Cost is just $6 for all-you-can-eat with your OLLI nametag. Choices include made-to-order omelets, fruit, eggs, eggs, bacon, coffee, juice, and much more. Fix your plate and then enjoy your meal in the Faculty Dining Room, reserved that morning just for OLLI. Parking is available between the intramural fields or at the chapel.

 

OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants:  Have you ever wanted to teach at OLLI?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’d like to pursue but the cost puts it out of reach? Instructors, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your course even better?  An OLLI Grant can help! Members for at least six terms may apply for grants $200-$2,000. Within 2 years of receiving funds, recipients will share what they learn with the membership with a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars… Applications available on the OLLI bulletin board or the website; deadline is March 1. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact David Johnson.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events on February 2. Sign up in the OLLI office.

BTE1117 Synergy Mill – 1 p.m.

BTE1128 Greenville’s Public Transportation System – 1 p.m., HC110

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

Read and Explore with OLLI continues! Join us in reading Carry Me Across the Water by Ethan Canin. Free copies are available in the OLLI Office as they are returned.  If you got one, please return it to the office (not the Book Nook) as soon as possible after you have read it so that others can enjoy it too.

 

Dr. Fred Leffert, long-time OLLI instructor with a lifelong interest in Jewish studies, will explore What We Leave Behind:  Jewish Memorial Traditions and Practices on Tue., Jan. 30 at 3:15 p.m. in Room 110.  Free. Sign up now in the OLLI office.

 

Get in the mood for Carry Me Across the Water by screening the 1968 film Hell in the Pacific, starring Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune. Join OLLI instructors Judy and Gary Aten at the Upcountry History Museum theater 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2.  Free. **Museum entry fee required if you want to visit the rest of the museum.  Sign up now in the OLLI office.

 

Join Dr. Jim Leavell, Professor Emeritus of History and Herring Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies, on Friday, February 16 at 1 p.m., HC110, as he guides us through the events of the Battle of Okinawa. Sign up in the OLLI office.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

The Travel Committee has a unique opportunity for OLLI members interested in Exploring the Road Less-Traveled in the North of England . . . by foot, van, (and the five senses).  On August 28, OLLI @ Furman members will embark on this 10 day adventure which will include walks, back roads drives, and special places in Northumberland and the English Lake District featuring Hadrian’s Wall, the Cheviot Hills, the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, the inspiring landscapes of the English Romantic Movement, and much more. Join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 7 at 12:30 p.m., HC113.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

A very special Lunch and Learn: Tuesday, January 30: Two Views/Administration and Student: What is Unique about the Furman Experience? Connie Carson, Vice President, Furman Student Life and Jess Norum, Furman’s Student Government President will explore this question from two different insights and perspectives.

 

Join the Handchimes SIG! It’s a group effort to produce beautiful music and have fun at the same time. The most important skill is to be diligent and ring at the right time so as not to overpower your neighbor’s note that is being rung at the “actual” right time! The SIG meets on Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m., HC105. Experienced OLLI member ringers of all levels welcome. Questions? Contact Sharon Howell or Shelden Timmerman.

 

Looking to “give back” with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests?  Your OLLI peers can help! Visit the Community Volunteer SIG Wed., Jan 31, 12:20–1:20 p.m. in HC004 to learn about opportunities with 20 organizations. We will also feature Mentor Upstate and the new Flower Brigade. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

Golfers of all levels are invited to take part in the OLLI GOLF SCRAMBLE! The 18-hole scramble is open to all OLLI members and will be held Tuesday, March 13. There will be a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and the cost is $55 per person (includes golf, cart, practice range, refreshments & prizes). Please stop by or call the OLLI office (864.294.2998) to sign up. Questions? Contact George Hammond.

 

Last chance to donate your Eclipse glasses through OLLI: Bring them to the OLLI office and we will take it from there. Bob Moore is sending Eclipse glasses to underdeveloped countries for the 2019 Eclipse (that one will not be making its way to South Carolina.) Questions? Contact Bob Moore.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Cheer on the Furman Men’s Basketball Team as they take on Western Carolina, Saturday, January 27 at 4 p.m. at Timmons Arena.  Tickets are Tickets are available on the OneFurman ticket portal  or at the Timmons Arena Box Office.

 

Furman University Pauper Players presents Legally Blonde the Musical Feb 1-3, 7:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and available at the door 1 hour prior to the performance or at ticketmaster.com.

 

Lesléa Newman, writer, poet, advocate and lecturer, will present “He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard,” on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Watkins Room, Trone Student Center. This event is co-sponsored by Friends of the Furman University Libraries, the Education Department, Furman Pride Alliance and the Student Diversity Council. Learn more here.

 

Furman Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5​ Fri., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. for only $5 for OLLI members. Tickets are going quickly, so purchase yours online or call 864-294-2086.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Herring Chamber Ensemble presents its 21st annual winter concert Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m. at Buncombe Street UMC. “Music to console, to celebrate life and singing, and is just plain fun to sing” features Canadian composer, Eleanor Daley’s Requiem, selections by American composers, and a salute to the Kings Singers, celebrating their 50th anniversary year. OLLI instructor, Bing Vick conducts the Herring Ensemble. Discounted tickets ($30 ticket for $24) are available to OLLI members in the OLLI office.

 

The Tryon Dark Horse Theater Project will present John Lennon, the Mobster, & the Lawyer on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m.  Due to very limited seating, early reservations are recommended. Learn more here.