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February 24, 2017

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

 

Spring Registration begins Tuesday, Feb. 28 (8am) for course package holders and Thursday, March 2 (8am) 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!

 

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, Greg Peters, VP of Membership/President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: John Bissell, Emily Fluhrer, Sherm Rounsville, and Geraldine Weyermann.  The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2017-18 Council:  VP/President Elect and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to Greg Peters.

 

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.

 

Our parking lot is crowded some days; please take care to take up only one space when you park so that there is room for everyone.  Also, remember that the handicapped spots are designated only for cars bearing state-approved disability parking plates or placards.  Thank you.

 

OLLI members are fortunate to enjoy meals in the Furman Dining Hall for just $5 with your OLLI nametag or Paladin Pass.  Please remember that appropriate dress is expected (i.e. no bike shorts).

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in the following Bonus Events on Friday, March 4. Sign up in the OLLI Office!

BTE1185 National Security Issues, 1 p.m., NVJ-100

BTE1132 Russia Grabbed Crimea, 1 p.m., HC110

 

The following Spring Term courses have been canceled:

ACM171 Landscape Drawing and Painting

RPH934 Introduction to Buddhism

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

It’s not too late to join hundreds of OLLI members in enjoying One Foot in Eden by acclaimed NC author Ron Rash. Pick up a loaner copy available in the office.

 

Politics and Promise: What’s Beneath South Carolina’s Reservoirs? with Dr. Steve O’Neill, Professor, Furman Dept. of History. Wednesday, March 1, 3:15 p.m., HC110.  Sign up in the OLLI office.

 

Whether you have read One Foot in Eden or not, all OLLI members are invited to celebrate the conclusion of Read and Explore 2017 on Thursday, March 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Herring Center. Enjoy food, music and crafts of the region and learn a thing or two along the way. Reservations are helpful, please stop by or call the OLLI office to sign up. Free!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. February 28: Understanding Your Solar Options with Bruce Wood, CEO & Founder, Sun Store Solar.

Won’t you be our (Facebook) friend?  Join us by logging into your Facebook account or click here.

 

OLLI On Stage SIG presents Lunch and Laughter, a staged reading of Five Comedy Sketches.
Monday, March 6, promptly at 12:30 PM in room 110, Herring Center. BYOLunch! Come see your OLLI friends for fifty minutes of fun, starring Hugh Hughes Jan Humphrey, Susanne Latessa. Sandra Ledbetter, Wayne Nichols, Lisa Sanderson, Danielle Schneider, Betty Jo Shaw, and Larry Watts.

 

On Tuesday, February 28, 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.

 

The next Baiden Wall Exhibit will be March 27–May 19. ALL ABOUT DRAWING will include all forms of drawing media i.e. pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and chalk. OLLI members, instructors and staff may submit one piece. All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, wire attached. No saw tooth hangers and no easel backed photo frames please. Submission dates: Feb. 20- March 3. Entry forms available in the office or online.

 

Do we have your cell phone photo for the wall in the Crabtree Room?  This is your chance–no need to be in a photography class!  OLLI members and staff may enter 5″ X 7″ smartphone photos in 1 of 3 ways: 1) email your name and a digital copy to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com and we will print it for you, 2) bring a 5”x7” print with a 1/4″ border with your name on the back to the OLLI office, 3) bring your phone or tablet AND CHARGE CORD to the Herring Center Noon -1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 or Thursday, March 2 and we will print your photo for you. Deadline March 6. Email furmanolliphoto@gmail.com for guidelines.

 

The first meeting of the Food SIG will take place on Wednesday, March 1 at 3 p.m., HC105. All OLLI Foodies are invited to join in the fun. Questions? Contact Barbara Wojack.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Interested in discovering the place called “Wonderland”? OLLI Instructor Dr. Matthew Hermes invites you to an informational meeting regarding a possible 2018 OLLI travel experience, Revealing Yellowstone, on Thursday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m., HC111. Matt and those interested will discuss the components of such a trip before it is formally submitted to the travel committee. Questions? Contact Matt Hermes.

 

There’s Room for You! March 10: Exploring Special Sites in Oconee County with Chumley Cope. 

Join local guides and visit Oconee Station State Historic Site to learn about the settler/Indian frontier in the late colonial and early republic periods.  Next is Old St. John’s Lutheran Church in Walhalla, where we’ll learn the story of the German “colonists” who built the lovely church in the 1850’s.  We’ll also visit Stumphouse Tunnel, where you may enter the tunnel and/or make a short walk to Issaqueena Falls.  Stories about both, on location.  $75 for transportation, touring, lunch, and a guide. 5 spaces left, call or stop by the office to sign up!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Help Furman and Victor, our very own Furman Paladin, win the SoCon Mascot Challenge! Vote here every day.

 

Visit the Furman Bookstores and find some hidden gems on the sale tables.  General reading titles are 75% off!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Peace Center invites you to a film showing of I am Not Your Negro tonight, Fri., Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 25, 1 & 7 p.m. in the Gunter Theatre. Read the New York Times review or watch the trailer. $10.

 

Triune Mercy Center is hosting an Information Session for the Triune Circles Program Mon., Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Triune Dining Hall (222 Rutherford St). Triune Circles is a year-long relational ministry designed to assist those who want to move out of poverty or homelessness and make significant life changes. The focus is on equipping and empowering people to move forward on their goals while being surrounded by a supportive team. For more information, contact fellow OLLI member, Scott Withrow at 864.380.8652.

 

Join Chautauqua Tue., Feb. 28 at 7 pm to discuss Lincoln’s Words led by Dr. Vernon Burton, author of The Age of Lincoln and seven other books on Southern History. Like Lincoln, Dr. Burton tells a great story. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

February 17, 2017

The OLLI Office is open 8:30-5 Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays.  Our number is 864-294-2998.  Monday, February 20 is President’s Day, but the OLLI Office will be open and classes will continue.

 

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 Spring Term courses begins Tuesday, February 28 for course package holders and Thursday, March 2 for single course purchasers.  Need some help with online registration?  Drop by the computer lab (HC 104) for a short training on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 12:20-1:20 p.m. or Thursday, Feb. 23, 3-4 p.m.

 

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, Greg Peters, VP of Membership/President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: John Bissell, Emily Fluhrer, Sherm Rounsville, and Geraldine Weyermann.  The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2017-18 Council:  VP/President Elect and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to Greg Peters.

 

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

PAH858 Quilting with Pre-Cuts will not meet on Monday, Feb 20.

HFE579 Stretch and Tone will not meet on Monday, Feb. 20.

HFE556 Spin for All will not meet on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

PAH800 Woodcarving 101 will not meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

PAH826 Intermediate Bridge will not meet on Thursday, Feb 23

 

The following Spring Term courses have been canceled:

ACM171 Landscape Drawing and Painting

RPH934 Introduction to Buddhism

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

It’s not too late to join hundreds of OLLI members in enjoying One Foot in Eden by acclaimed NC author Ron Rash. Set in the area now covered by Lake Jocassee, its history, mystery and local color all in one! Pick up a loaner copy available in the office.

 

Enjoy a screening of the 1960 movie classic Wild River Fri., Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Herring Center. OLLI member hosts Judy and Gary Aten will show how the movie’s setting and cultural impact foreshadow that of our book. Space is available, call (294-2998) or come by the Office.

 

Politics and Promise: What’s Beneath South Carolina’s Reservoirs? with Dr. Steve O’Neill, Professor, Furman Dept. of History. Wednesday, March 1, 3:15 p.m., HC110.  Sign up in the OLLI office.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Won’t you be our (Facebook) friend?  Join us by logging into your Facebook account or click here.

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. February 21: Feed and Seed: Connecting Regional Supply and Demand with Mike McGirr, Executive Director, Feed and Seed.

 

The next Baiden Wall Exhibit will be March 27–May 19. ALL ABOUT DRAWING will include all forms of drawing media i.e. pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and chalk. OLLI members, instructors and staff may submit one piece. All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, wire attached. No saw tooth hangers and no easel backed photo frames please. Submission dates: Feb. 20- March 3. Entry forms available in the office or online.

 

The Out and About Singles SIG is offering a one-hour locked room mystery event at Greenville Escape Room Friday, March 17.  Please email Carolyn Rice.  Limit: 10 people.  They will also attend the Short Film Festival at Gunter Theater Sun, Feb. 19. Cost is $10 per show. For more information, contact Jana Kelley.

 

The Ukulele and Guitar Jam SIG: There are still 2 opportunities to get together this term: Feb. 20 and March 6, 1:30 p.m., HC104.  Bring your music and let’s have fun. ShelleyKnee@gmail.com, 864.363.2014.

 

Special event! Turkey:  Democracy in Peril—And What it Means for the United States, presented by Jim Harrington, a human rights attorney with more than 40 years of experience and founder/director of the Texas Civil Rights Project.  Wednesday, February 22, 3:15-4:30 p.m., HC110.

 

OLLI Retired Peace Corps Volunteers: Come for our annual get together at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, HC103. Bring a bag lunch and spend some time meeting other RPCVs. Contact Jean Fontaine with questions.

 

On Tuesday, February 28, 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-around Noon.  Hear about stories and history of each car.  Anyone in OLLI with an interesting vehicle can join in by driving their classic.

 

We need your favorite smartphone picture to display in the Crabtree Room!  OLLI members may enter 5″ X 7″ smartphone photos in 1 of 3 ways: 1) email your name and a digital copy and we will print it for you, 2) bring a 5”x7” print with a 1/4″ border with your name on the back to the OLLI office, 3) bring your phone or tablet AND CHARGE CORD to the Herring Center 12-1:30 p.m. Tues 2/28 or Thurs 3/2 and we will print your photo for you.  Deadline March 6. Email furmanolliphoto@gmail.com for guidelines.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic is an OLLI course offered this spring by Furman professor Michael Svec.  In addition, Dr. Svec is offering an opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic this fall.  Join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 12:30-1:15 p.m., HC113. Learn more here.

 

There’s Room for You! March 10: Exploring Special Sites in Oconee County with Chumley Cope. 

Join local guides and visit Oconee Station State Historic Site to learn about the settler/Indian frontier in the late colonial and early republic periods.  Next is Old St. John’s Lutheran Church in Walhalla, where we’ll learn the story of the German “colonists” who built the lovely church in the 1850’s.  We’ll also visit Stumphouse Tunnel, where you may enter the tunnel and/or make a short walk to Issaqueena Falls.  Stories about both, on location.  $75 for transportation, touring, lunch, and a guide.  5 spaces left, call or stop by the office to sign up!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Note: Parking has changed on Dining Hall Road (adjacent to the lake)!  The spaces closest to the Dining Hall are 20 minute parking. One hour parking can be found just behind those 20 minute spots. Please adjust your parking habits accordingly because we don’t want our OLLI members to be left with a ticket.

 

The Greenville Jewish Federation presents the film Rosenwald, about Julius Rosenwald and the schools he built for African-American children in the South in the early 1900s.  Tue., Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Younts Conference Center.  Free, but registration is required.

 

Rev. William Barber and Rev. Johnathan Wilson-Hartgrove present The Third Reconstruction on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at Daniel Memorial Chapel.  To view other Black History events visit the website.

 

Thunder at the Gates:  The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America, presented by Doug Egerton, professor of history at LeMoyne College.  Wednesday, February 22, 5 p.m., Johns Hall 101.  Free.

 

Furman University Symphonic Winds present Masques, Reels, and Dances, Fri., Feb. 24, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 294-2086.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Herring Chamber Ensemble 20th Annual Winter Concert, February 26. Program features “Bluegrass Mass” with bluegrass band, contemporary choral selections, and vocal jazz settings of Gershwin-Berlin-Kearn and others. We enjoyed the Christmas program the Herring Ensemble gave us, now we can enjoy more. Concert in Daniel Chapel at Furman, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 26. Discounted tickets for OLLI members ($30 ticket for only $24) are available in the OLLI office.  Limited seating.

 

Still Time! The Peace Center invites you to experience world-renowned pianist, Lang Lang, Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. OLLI members will receive a special 15% off offer for this show. Order through the website using “OLLI” under the promotion code or call/visit the Peace Center Box Office, 864.467.3000 to purchase now.

 

February 10, 2017

The Spring Brochure is online.  Paper copies are scheduled to be mailed today.  Registration for Spring Term courses begins Tuesday, February 28 for course package holders and Thursday, March 2 for single course purchasers.  Need some help with online registration?  Drop by the computer lab (HC 104) for a short training on Wednesday, February 22, 12:20-1:20 p.m. or Thursday, February 23, 3-4 p.m.

 

You may have noticed we now have lids for our disposable coffee cups.  Please use a lid to cut down on spills.  Better yet, help our bottom line and the environment by bringing a travel mug with lid from home.  If you spill a drink, or notice a new spill, please let the office know so that we can address it right away.

 

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

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for you in the following bonus event.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

BTE1124 Twice-told Tales & Twice-sung Ballads of the Dark Corner Friday February 17 at 10 a.m. in room HC004.

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

READ A GOOD BOOK LATELY?  It’s not too late to join hundreds of OLLI members in enjoying One Foot in Eden by acclaimed NC author Ron Rash. Set in the area now covered by Lake Jocassee, its history, mystery and local color all in one! READ a loaner copy available in the office (or pick up a copy locally or online).

 

Finished reading One Foot in Eden and looking forward to sharing your thoughts about it with other readers? You’re invited to HC111 Mon., Feb. 13, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. for an informal book chat.  No reservation needed.

 

Whether you’ve read Ron Rash’s One Foot in Eden not, you’ll enjoy this event, a screening of the 1960 movie classic Wild River on Fri., Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Herring Center. OLLI member hosts Judy and Gary Aten will show how the movie’s setting and cultural impact foreshadow that of our book. This Elia Kazan/Montgomery Clift/Lee Remick film is preserved in the U.S. National Film Registry for its cultural, historic and aesthetic significance. Reservations essential; call (294-2998) or come by the Office.

 

Politics and Promise:  What’s Beneath South Carolina’s Reservoirs? with Dr. Steve O’Neill, Professor, Furman University Department of History.  Wednesday, March 1, 3:15 p.m., Crabtree Room at the Herring Center.  Sign up in the OLLI office.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Join OLLI friends for Breakfast in the Dining Hall Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8–10 a.m. Cost is just $5 for all-you-can-eat with your OLLI nametag.  Choices include made-to-order omelets, fruit, breads, 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.  Valentines not required!

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. February 14: Valentine’s Day Singalong with Bing Vick, Professor Emeritus, Music, Furman University and Artistic Director and Conductor, Greenville Chorale.

 

Love food? Well, we have the SIG for you! All OLLI Foodies are invited to a Food SIG informational meeting Wed., Feb. 15, 12:20 -1:20 p.m., HC105 to discuss possible ways OLLI members might come together to enjoy food in and out of the kitchen. Please let us know you are coming by e-mailing Barbara Wojack at nowo29@yahoo.com.

 

The Out and About Singles SIG will attend the Short Film Festival at the Gunter Theater Sun, Feb. 19. Cost is $10 per show. For more information, please contact Jana Kelley.  They will also visit Uptown Art on Saturday, March 4, 2-4 p.m. to “sip and paint.”  Cost is $26; please RSVP by February 16 to Ann Briskey.

 

Special event!  Turkey:  Democracy in Peril—And What it Means for the United States, presented by Jim Harrington, a human rights attorney with more than 40 years of experience and founder/director of the Texas Civil Rights Project.  Wednesday, February 22, 3:15-4:30 p.m., HC110.

 

The next Baiden Wall Exhibit will be March 27–May 19. ALL ABOUT DRAWING will include all forms of drawing media i.e. pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and chalk. OLLI members, instructors and staff may submit one piece. All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, wire attached. No saw tooth hangers and no easel backed photo frames please. Submission dates: Feb. 20- March 3. Entry forms available in the office or online.

 

WE NEED YOUR FAVORITE SMARTPHONE PICTURE TO DISPLAY IN THE CRABTREE ROOM ! OLLI members and staff may enter 5″ X 7″ smartphone photos in 1 of 3 ways: 1) send your name and a digital copy to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com and we will print your photo for you, 2) bring a 5”x7” print with a 1/4″ border and with your name on the back to the OLLI office, 3) bring your phone or tablet AND CHARGE CORD to the Herring Center from noon to 1:30 on Wed 2/15, Tues 2/28 or Thurs 3/2 and we will print your photo for you. Submission deadline March 6. Email furmanolliphoto@gmail.com  for detailed guidelines.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Ready to travel?  Check the website or stop by the OLLI office to learn more about OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip June 5-11, 2017 (learn more about Taos).  Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

 

In the Heart of Europe:  The Czech Republic is an OLLI course offered this spring by Furman professor Michael Svec.  In conjunction, Dr. Svec is offering an opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic this fall.  Join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 12:30-1:15 p.m., HC113.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman University Theatre presents Kappa Kappa Scream by Randall David Cook (Furman Class of 1991) Feb. 8-11 and 16-18 at 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Playhouse. Tickets can be purchased at The Playhouse and are $12 for OLLI members. For mature audiences only–not for those afraid of the dark!

 

The Furman Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos in concert Fri., Feb. 10, at 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall. A Sound Quality Concert Series event, tickets are $10 for seniors. For more information, call (864) 294-2086.

 

We are pleased to announce that the fifth TEDxFurmanU conference, “Uncharted Territory,” will take place Sat., Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Younts Conference Center. Learn more or register on the website.

 

Furman Symphony Orchestra in concert Friday, February 17, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 for seniors and available at the door.

 

The Greenville Jewish Federation presents the film Rosenwald, about Julius Rosenwald and the schools he built for African-American children in the South in the early 1900s.  Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m., Younts Conference Center.  Free, but registration is required.

 

Thunder at the Gates:  The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America, presented by Doug Egerton, professor of history at LeMoyne College.  Wednesday, February 22, 5 p.m., Johns Hall 101.  Free.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Herring Chamber Ensemble 20th Annual Winter Concert, February 26. Program features “Bluegrass Mass” with bluegrass band, contemporary choral selections, and vocal jazz settings of Gershwin-Berlin-Kearn and others. We enjoyed the Christmas program the Herring Ensemble gave us, now we can enjoy more. Concert in Daniel Chapel at Furman, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 26. Discounted tickets for OLLI members ($30 ticket for only $24) are available in the OLLI office.  Limited seating.

 

The Peace Center invites you to experience world-renowned pianist, Lang Lang, Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. OLLI members will receive a special 15% off offer for this show. Order through the website using “OLLI” under the promotion code or call/visit the Peace Center Box Office, 864.467.3000 to purchase now.

February 3, 2017

The Spring Brochure is online.  Paper copies will be mailed next Friday.

 

OLLI Directories are available in the office for $3.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for you! STEAM Tech Teams is having a Bonus event and invites you to come see what fun we are having with our tech toys in Upstate schools.   See what fun you too can have with your grandchildren – fly a drone, use a 3D printer, make DNA from strawberries and much more Fri., Feb. 10 from 10 – 12, HC105.

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

READ A GOOD BOOK LATELY?  It’s not too late to join hundreds of OLLI members in enjoying One Foot in Eden by acclaimed NC author Ron Rash. Set in the area now covered by Lake Jocassee, it’s history, mystery and local color all in one! READ a loaner copy available in the office (or pick up a copy locally or online).

 

EXPLORE the book in a talk by author Ron Rash right here on campus – Wed., Feb. 8, 3:30 p.m., just up the hill at the Younts Center. RSVP helpful, in the office.

 

Finished reading One Foot in Eden and looking forward to sharing your thoughts about it with other readers? You’re invited to HC111 Mon., Feb. 13, 12:30 to 1:15 for an informal book chat.  No reservation needed.

 

Did you miss seeing the film related to our book?  No worries—we’re doing it again!  Whether you’ve read Ron Rash’s One Foot in Eden not, you’ll enjoy this event, a screening of the 1960 movie classic Wild River on Fri., Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Herring Center. OLLI member hosts Judy and Gary Aten will show how the movie’s setting and cultural impact foreshadow that of our book. This Elia Kazan/Montgomery Clift/Lee Remick film is preserved in the U.S. National Film Registry for its cultural, historic and aesthetic significance. Reservations essential; call or come by the Office.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. February 7: “Transforming our Diet for Personal and Planetary Health” with Frank Powell. PhD, Professor Emeritus, Health Sciences and Sustainability.

 

In response to the Dining Around class experience, OLLI members and guests are invited to a special one night only Moroccan Dinner (fixed menu) at Passerelle Bistro (601 S. Main St., Greenville) Wed., Feb. 8, 5:45 p.m. OR 7:45 p.m. $25 per person includes non-alcoholic drinks; no substitutions. Make reservations no later than Feb. 6 by calling Passerelle Bistro at (864) 509-0142.  Seating is limited to 70.

 

Want to socialize with fellow OLLI members who travel or want to travel?  The Travel SIG is for you! Join us Fri., Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m., Evergreen Lounge of the Woodlands (1500 Trailhead Court). You may purchase beer and wine or bring your own beverage and snacks to share. Contact Betty Jo Shaw with questions.

 

Grab your nametag and join OLLI friends for Breakfast in the Dining Hall on Tue., Feb. 14 8–10 a.m. Cost is just $5 for all-you-can-eat with your OLLI nametag.  Choices include made-to-order omelets, fruit, breads, 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.  Valentines not required!

 

Love food? Well, we have the SIG for you! All OLLI Foodies are invited to a Food SIG informational meeting Wed., Feb. 15, 12:20 -1:20 p.m., HC105 to discuss possible ways OLLI members might come together to enjoy food in and out of the kitchen. Please let us know you are coming by e-mailing Barbara Wojack at nowo29@yahoo.com.

 

The Out and About Singles SIG will attend the Short Film Festival at the Gunter Theater Sun, Feb. 19. Cost is $10 per show. For more information, please contact Jana Kelley.

 

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

 

The next Baiden Wall Exhibit will be March 27–May 19. ALL ABOUT DRAWING will include all forms of drawing media i.e. pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and chalk. OLLI members, instructors and staff may submit one piece. All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, wire attached. No saw tooth hangers and no easel backed photo frames please. Submission dates:Feb. 20- March 3. Entry forms available in the office or online.

 

Dates set to print smartphone photographs for OLLI Photography Showcase!  All photograhs submitted will be displayed-one per artist please. Photos must be taken on a smartphone or tablet (e.g. iPad) and must be 5”x7.”  OLLI members and staff may enter in 1 of 3 ways: 1) send your name and a digital copy to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com and we will print your photo for you, 2) bring a 5”x7” print with a 1/4″ border and with your name on the back to the OLLI office, 3) bring your phone or tablet AND CHARGE CORD to the Herring Center from noon to 1:30 on Wed 2/15, Tues 2/28 or Thurs 3/2 and we will print your photo for you. Submission deadline March 6. Email furmanolliphoto@gmail.com  for detailed guidelines.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

We have two great trips planned for Spring 2017!  Check the websites or stop by the OLLI office to learn more about OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip June 5-11, 2017 (learn more about Taos) or OLLI’s historic exploration of the Battlefields of Western Europe, May 16 – 26, 2017 with Furman History Professor Dr. Marian Strobel, Deadline: Feb. 14 (learn more about Europe trip;Trip ID: 143525 Password: OLLI_Battlefields). Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman University Theatre presents Kappa Kappa Scream by Randall David Cook (Furman Class of 1991) Feb. 8-11 and 16-18 at 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Playhouse. Tickets are $12 for OLLI members.  For mature audiences only–not for those afraid of the dark!

 

Furman’s Pauper Players present the vibrant musical Hairspray Feb. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

 

The Furman Department of Music presents the Akropolis Reed Quintet Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

 

The Furman Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos in concert Fri., Feb. 10, at 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall. A Sound Quality Concert Series event, tickets are $10 for seniors. For more information, call (864) 294-2086.

 

Enjoy Furman basketball Sat., Feb. 11 with a double-header! Women’s basketball vs Wofford, 2 p.m. and Men’s basketball vs Samford, 4 p.m. The 2017 Coaches’ Tour will take place between games in the Herring VIP Suite at Timmons Arena. If you are interested in attending the Coaches’ Tour, RSVP to Kendrec Ferrara. Please note that a game ticket is required for admission to Timmons Arena. Tickets are available on the OneFurman ticket portal  or at the Timmons Arena Box Office.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Warehouse Theatre presents Important Hats of the Twentieth Century through Feb. 18. Thurs/Fri/Sat shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows at 3 p.m. Purchase tickets and learn more on the website.

 

Don’t miss the Herring Chamber Ensemble 20th Annual Winter Concert, “Bluegrass Mass” Sunday, February 26 at Daniel Chapel, 2:30 p.m. Discounted tickets for OLLI members ($30 ticket for only $24) are available in the OLLI office.  Limited seating.

 

The Peace Center invites you to experience world-renowned pianist, Lang Lang, Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. OLLI members will receive a special 15% off offer for this show. Order through the website using “OLLI” under the promotion code or call/visit the Peace Center Box Office, 864.467.3000 to purchase now.

 

Music on Sunday at the Temple of Israel, has been rescheduled to March 5, 3 p.m. Jack Cohan & Friends will perform. Visit their website for more info.

 

The Bob Jones Museum and Gallery exhibit 500 Years: Luther’s Journey is now open for public viewing with museum general admission. As part of the opening you are invited to a special tour, Reformation in Pictures, which allows you to walk in and see first-hand commentaries chronicling Martin Luther’s impact on the people and culture of his time. Tours will take place on Monday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 14-17 at 3 p.m.  Tour fee is $3.  Note: The museum will be closing for renovation at the end of the day Saturday, February 18 for an undetermined amount of time so visit soon if it’s been on your list of things to do!

 

 

 

 

 

January 27, 2017

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, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, OLLI classes will also be canceled and the office will close.  Call Furman’s weather line at 294-3766 or tune into local news for the latest updates.

 

Welcome Sally!  Sally Gregoire is our new Department Assistant.  She starts Monday, January 30, and will be working with Carson for two days before Carson leaves for Furman’s Housing Office.  Sally’s smile may be familiar since she is a former OLLI office volunteer.  Please stop by to welcome her to our staff.  Sally’s hours will be 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

Read & Explore with OLLI invites you to join our community-wide read of One Foot in Eden. Author Ron Rash’s “language is magical” and “his stories of loss and redemption are poignant and complex.” Pick up your loaner copy of this page-turner of a murder mystery in the OLLI office. Hundreds of OLLI members are loving this book!

 

And be sure to put Ron Rash’s special visit to OLLI on your calendar now. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the Younts Center. RSVP helpful, in the office.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. January 31: “Tunneling Under the City” led by Graham Rich, Renewable Water Resources.

 

OLLI On Stage’s winter production will be a staged reading (well-rehearsed, but NOT memorized) of several revue sketches from Silver Linings by Ted Tally.  Actors and crew needed!  Auditions: 12:30pm Mon., Jan. 30 (HC111) and Wed., Feb. 1 (HC104). By appointment: annetteinsc@gmail.com.

 

Planning to move to a smaller, safer home in the next 2-3 years?  Join the Living in Community SIG meeting with a developer/builder to discuss the possibilities on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. Seating is limited so contact Elaine Brummett if you plan to attend.

 

In response to the Dining Around class experience, OLLI members and guests are invited to a special one night only Moroccan Dinner (fixed menu) at Passerelle Bistro (601 S. Main St., Greenville) Wed., Feb. 8, 5:45 p.m. OR 7:45 p.m. $25 per person includes non-alcoholic drinks; no substitutions. Make reservations no later than Feb. 6 by calling Passerelle Bistro at (864) 509-0142.  Seating is limited to 70.

 

If you want to meet and socialize with fellow OLLI members who travel or want to travel, the Travel SIG is the SIG for you! The next meeting will be Friday, February 10 at 4:30 p.m. at Evergreen Lounge of the Woodlands. (1500 Trailhead Court). You may purchase beer and wine or bring your own beverage and snacks to share. Contact Betty Jo Shaw with questions.

 

Grab your nametag and join OLLI friends for an OLLI Breakfast in the Dining Hall on Tuesday, February 14 from 8 – 10 a.m. Cost is just $5 for all-you-can-eat with your OLLI nametag.  Choices include made-to-order omelets, fruit, breads, 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.  Valentines not required!

 

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

 

 

 

Este término, el SIG español se reunirá a las 10:45 los jueves en la Sala de Conferencias del Presidente, Sala 103. Animamos a todos aquellos que estén interesados en mantener su aprendizaje del idioma español para unirse a nosotros. Discutimos temas actuales y pasamos el tiempo conociéndonos. Se anima a los participantes a hablar sólo en español durante estas reuniones. Esperamos que te unas a este grupo divertido. Es una gran manera de mantener nuestro cerebro activo.

 

WE WANT YOUR BEST SMARTPHONE/TABLET PHOTOGRAPHS! The next photo exhibition in the Crabtree room will feature smartphone and tablet photographs and will run starting in March. ALL PHOTOGRAPHS SUBMITTED WILL BE DISPLAYED. Photos must be taken on a smartphone or tablet (e.g. iPad) and must be 5”x7”.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate there are 3 ways to enter: 1) send your name and a digital copy to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com and we will print your photo for you, 2) bring a 5”x7” print with a 1/4″ border and with your name on the back to the OLLI office, 3) bring your phone or tablet AND CHARGE CORD to the Herring Center on a date(s) to be announced and we will print your photo for you. Submission deadline March 6. Email furmanolli@gmail.com  for detailed guidelines.​

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

We have two wonderful trips planned for Spring 2017!  Check the websites or stop by the OLLI office to learn more about OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017 (learn more about Taos) or OLLI’s historic exploration of the Battlefields of Western Europe, May 16 – 26, 2016 with Furman History Professor Dr. Marian Strobel, Deadline: Feb. 14, 2017 (learn more about Europe trip;Trip ID: 143525 Password: OLLI_Battlefields). Questions? Contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Tocqueville Program at Furman will host Jean Yarborough as she addresses “Tocqueville and the American Republic” Wed., Feb. 1 at 5 p.m., Johns Hall 101. Free. The Tocqueville Program at Furman exists to encourage serious and open engagement with moral questions at the heart of political life. Learn more.

 

Furman University Theatre presents the world premiere of Kappa Kappa Scream by Randall David Cook (Furman Class of 1991) on Feb. 8-11; 16-18 at 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Playhouse. Tickets are $12 for OLLI members.  For mature audiences only–not for those afraid of the dark!  ***As a special treat, Dr. Kristen Pressley and playwright Randall David Cook will present a pre-show talk on Wed., Feb. 1 at 3:15 p.m., HC110. ***

 

Furman’s Pauper Players present the vibrant musical Hairspray Feb. 2, 3, and 4 at 7:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and available online, at the Timmons Arena Box office, and at the door.

 

The Furman Department of Music will host a concert featuring the Akropolis Reed Quintet Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus. The concert is free and open to the public and is presented by the Furman University Partners in the Arts initiative funded generously by the Duke Endowment.

 

The Furman Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos in concert Fri., Feb. 10, at 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall. A Sound Quality Concert Series event, tickets are $10 for seniors. For more information, call (864) 294-2086.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Herring Chamber Ensemble 20th Annual Winter Concert, February 26. Program features “Bluegrass Mass” with bluegrass band, contemporary choral selections, and vocal jazz settings of Gershwin-Berlin-Kearn and others. We enjoyed the Christmas program the Herring Ensemble gave us, now we can enjoy more. Concert in Daniel Chapel at Furman, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 26. Discounted tickets for OLLI members ($30 ticket for only $24) are available in the OLLI office.  Limited seating.

 

January 20, 2017

We hope everyone enjoyed their first week of class!  You have one more week to drop classes and still get a refund.  Call or stop by our office to make any class changes. *TODAY – Friday, Jan 20 – is the last day to drop a cooking class and get a refund.  Remember there is a $10 fee if you drop without adding another class.

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

 

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

 

We bid a sad farewell to our Department Assistant, Carson Ruffrage.  Carson is leaving us to take a job across campus in Furman’s Housing Office.  We wish her well in her new venture.  Carson’s last day with us is January 31. Please take a minute to stop by the office and thank her for her contributions.  We expect a smooth transition in staffing—stay tuned!

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

Thank you to everyone who has already returned their book so that more members can read One Foot in Eden.  We also ordered extra copies; stop by the office to pick one up!

 

Finished reading One Foot in Eden and looking forward to sharing your thoughts about it with other readers? You’re cordially invited to stop in to room 004 on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 12:30 to 1:15 for an informal book chat.  No reservation necessary.

 

Be sure to put author Ron Rash’s visit to campus on your calendar – Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 3:30 at the Younts Center. OLLI members who have heard him before say he is an outstanding speaker.  Reservations are helpful; sign up in the OLLI office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HIS623 Creating the American Republic will not meet Thursday, January 26.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Bonus Events next Friday, January 27.  Call or come by the office to sign up:  258th Birthday of Robert Burns, 1 p.m. Celebrate the life and legacy of the poet and international icon with shortbread, a sparkling toast and bagpipes! $2 event fee.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. January 24: “The Story of Greenville’s Remarkable Collection of Original European Art” led by Erin Jones, Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University & Heritage Green.

 

OLLI On Stage’s winter production will be a staged reading (well-rehearsed, but NOT memorized) of several revue sketches from Silver Linings by Tony Talen.  Actors and crew needed!  Auditions:  12:30pm on Monday, January 23 (HC111) and Wednesday, January 25 (HC104). For information: annetteinsc@gmail.com

 

The Ukulele and Guitar Jam SIG will meet on the following dates on the following Mondays at 1:30-3:00 p.m., HC104: Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Feb. 20 and March 6. Contact Shelley Knee at 864-363-2014 with questions.

 

Do you play an instrument and want to have fun making music with others? Come to an organizational meeting for a Celtic Session SIG Thur., Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m., HC113. Questions? Call Caryl Cramer at 864.631.5032.

 

OLLI’s Bowling SIG League will start on Monday, Jan. 23.  The league will bowl for 8 weeks and will cost $9 a week. Joining the league is a financial commitment of $72. You are responsible for paying even if you are unable to bowl a week. The organizational meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. (1/23) in the bowling alley’s meeting room with practice with games beginning as soon as the administrative side is complete. Please contact Mike Halloran by Sunday Jan. 22 if you would like to participate.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Register Now for OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

Travel Europe this May with Furman History Professor, Marian Strobel! You are invited to join other OLLI @ Furman members and Furman History Professor Dr. Marian Strobel on an historic exploration of the Battlefields of Western Europe, May 16 – 26, 2016. Starting and finishing in Paris, attendees will visit iconic battlefield sites, museums, glorious cathedrals and cemeteries significant to the American involvement in WWI and Normandy. Experience the cultural best of western Europe with visits to quaint cities such as Bruges, Arras, Reims, Amiens and Caen. View all details on the trip website (trip ID: 143525; Password: OLLI_Battlefields). The cost of the trip is $4,571/double ($682 single supplement) which includes airfare, transportation to and from the Charlotte airport, accommodations and 2 meals per day. Please contact Heidi Wright with questions.  Registration Deadline: Feb. 14, 2017.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The SC Intercollegiate Honor Band, under the direction of guest clinician, Dr. Rodney Dorsey, will present a free concert at 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 21 in McAlister Auditorium.  Dr. Dorsey is Director of Bands at the University of Oregon School of Music.  He has a host of credentials that establish him as one of the most prominent wind band conductors in America.  The Honor Band includes students from 17 colleges and universities in SC.

 

As part of the 2017 Church Music Conference hosted by the Furman University Music Department, OLLI members are invited to the “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise: A Hymn Festival for the Season of Epiphany” on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. which will be held in the sanctuary of Greenville’s historic First Baptist Church. Call the Music Department at 294.2086 with questions.

The Tocqueville Program at Furman University will host Jean Yarborough as she addresses “Tocqueville and the American Republic” on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m., Johns Hall 101. Free. The Tocqueville Program at Furman University exists to encourage serious and open engagement with the moral questions at the heart of political life. Learn more.

 

The Furman University Pauper Players will present the vibrant musical “Hairspray” Feb. 2, 3, and 4 at 7:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and available online, at the Timmons Arena Box office during normal business hours, and at the door 1 hour prior to the performance.

 

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Herring Chamber Ensemble 20th Annual Winter Concert, February 26. Program features “Bluegrass Mass” with bluegrass band, contemporary choral selections, and vocal jazz settings of Gershwin-Berlin-Kearn and others. We enjoyed the Christmas program the Herring Ensemble gave us, now we can enjoy more. Concert in Daniel Chapel at Furman, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 26. Discounted tickets for OLLI members ($30 ticket for only $24) are available in the OLLI office.  Limited seating.

 

Music on Sunday at the Temple of Israel, Jan. 22, 3 p.m.:  Barynya Balalaika Duo will perform Ukrainian, Gypsy, Jewish, and Russian music with a complimentary wine and cheese reception to follow. Visit their website for more info.

 

 

January 13, 2017

There will be NO CLASS Monday, Jan. 16.

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Congratulations to OLLI staff member Susan Rae, recently promoted from Assistant Director to Associate Director of OLLI at Furman.

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

We have had a great response to this new program and gave out all 100 books at Back to OLLI.  If you got one, please read and return it to the office (not the Book Nook) as soon as possible so that other members can enjoy it.  We have also ordered more copies and hope to have them here by Tuesday.

 

Whether you’ve read Ron Rash’s One Foot in Eden yet or not, you’ll enjoy REO’s first event, a screening of the 1960 movie classic Wild River in the theater at the Upcountry History Museum Fri., Jan. 20, 1-3:30 p.m. OLLI member hosts Judy and Gary Aten will show how the movie’s setting and cultural impact foreshadow that of our book. This Elia Kazan/Montgomery Clift/Lee Remick film is preserved in the U.S. National Film Registry for its cultural, historic and aesthetic significance. Reservations helpful; call or come by the Office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for you in the following bonus events.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

BTE1136 GHS Cancer Institute Friday January 20 at 12pm. A boxed lunch will be served free of charge.

BTE1118 258th Birthday of Robert Burns Friday January 27 at 1pm in room HC110.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. January 17: “The Newly Discovered Tie Between General Health and Dental Health” led by Dr. Jon Julian, Northstar Dental Education & The Dental Retreat at Mountain Park.

 

Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time as you meet one of the most influential women in world history. Chautauqua History Alive presents a private OLLI performance of Eleanor Roosevelt, the Power of Words, Saturday, February 4 at 4 p.m. at the Herring Center. You’ll have lots of questions. And Eleanor Roosevelt will answer them. Enjoy a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m., presentation at 5 p.m. Space is limited; purchase your ticket in the OLLI office for just $5.

 

French SIG: Ce semestre le SIG français deviendra un club du livre. Nous lirons un livre français et l’utiliserons comme point de départ pour notre discussion.  Nous commencerons avec  “Stupeur et tremblements, ” un livre de Amélie Nothomb. Vous pouvez acheter l’édition français en ligne à Amazon. Nous accueillerons les personnes qui ont des notions de français, parlé ou écrit. Le SIG se réunira mardi le 17 Janvier au centre Herring de 12:20 à 13:20, salle 113.

 

In response to the Dining Around class experience, OLLI members and guests are invited to a special one night only Moroccan Dinner (fixed menu) at Passerelle Bistro (601 S. Main St., Greenville) Wed., Feb. 8, 5:45 p.m. OR 7:45 p.m. $25 per person includes non-alcoholic drinks; no substitutions. Make reservations no later than Jan. 25 by calling Passerelle Bistro at (864) 509-0142.  Seating is limited to 70.

OLLI On Stage’s winter production will be a staged reading (well-rehearsed, but NOT memorized) of several revue sketches from Silver Linings by Tony Talen.  Actors and crew needed!  Auditions:  12:30pm on Monday, January 23 (HC111) and Wednesday, January 25 (HC104). For information: annetteinsc@gmail.com

 

This winter, the Swamp Rabbit Knitters SIG will meet on Tuesday afternoons 1-3 in front of the fireplace in Manly Lobby. Contact Gail Kirby with questions.

 

The Ukulele and Guitar Jam SIG will meet on the following dates on the following Mondays at 1:30-3:00 p.m., HC104: Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Feb. 20 and March 6. Contact Shelley Knee at 864-363-2014 with questions.

 

Have skill in your instrument and want to have fun making music with others? Join us for an organizational meeting for a Celtic Session SIG on Thursday, June 26 at 12:30 p.m., HC113. Questions? Call Caryl Cramer at 864.631.5032.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Learn more about upcoming travel opportunities with OLLI by stopping by the Manly Lobby desk between classes next week!

 

Register Now for OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

Travel Europe this May with Furman History Professor, Marian Strobel! Come learn more on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 12:30 p.m., HC113. You are invited to join other OLLI @ Furman members and Furman History Professor Dr. Marian Strobel on an historic exploration of the Battlefields of Western Europe, May 16 – 26, 2016. Starting and finishing in Paris, attendees will visit iconic battlefield sites, museums, glorious cathedrals and cemeteries significant to the American involvement in WWI and Normandy. Experience the cultural best of western Europe with visits to quaint cities such as Bruges, Arras, Reims, Amiens and Caen. View all details on the trip website (trip ID: 143525; Password: OLLI_Battlefields). The cost of the trip is $4,571/double ($682 single supplement) which includes airfare, transportation to and from the Charlotte airport, accommodations and 2 meals per day. Please contact Heidi Wright with questions.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Members of the Furman music faculty will present the Faculty Chamber Music Series on Friday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall.  Senior tickets are $10 in advance by calling 864.294.2086 or at the door.

 

Furman University presents a full slate of activities in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  Learn more.

 

The Furman University Art Department will host a photography exhibition Jan. 17-Feb. 21 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

 

The Music Department welcomes Sympatico Percussion Group Jan. 18, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall. Free.

 

The SC Intercollegiate Honor Band, under the direction of guest clinician, Dr. Rodney Dorsey, will present a free concert at 2 pm Sat., Jan. 21 in McAlister Auditorium.  Dr. Dorsey is Director of Bands at the University of Oregon School of Music.  He has a host of credentials that establish him as one of the most prominent wind band conductors in America.  The Honor Band includes students from 17 colleges and universities in SC.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

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

 

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 pm to discuss Eleanor Roosevelt and the Power of Words, led by Dr. Judith Prince, former Vice Chancellor, USC Upstate and columnist whose life’s work has been inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

January 6, 2017

Happy New Year!

 

Welcome to the 2017 Winter Term–we look forward to seeing you!  There are still spots available in many of our courses; registration continues online and in the OLLI office.

Join us at the Back to OLLI Reception this Thursday, January 12, 3-4:30 p.m. in Manly Lobby.  Come enjoy a sweet treat and a cup of hot cider while visiting with OLLI friends old and new.  The New Member Orientation will be the same day, 2:30-3 p.m. in HC110.

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

 

What would happen if everyone at OLLI read the same book?  We are about to find out….stay tuned for a big announcement about Read and Explore with OLLI.  You’ll hear about the chosen book and programming planned around it.  Free copies of the book will be available at Back to OLLI on Thursday.

 

Update from Council President, Margaret Clark – Your OLLI Council continues the good work of coordinating the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, work that has made OLLI @Furman one of the gold standard OLLIs in the country. Recently we were visited by Rick Knopf, Director of OLLI @ Arizona State University. Rick asked the folks at the Osher Foundation which OLLIs he should visit as he gathered ideas to strengthen the program in Arizona; they included Furman in that short list of names! Well done everyone. As 2017 begins, the Council, with your support, is taking OLLI into new areas: more travel than ever before, an OLLI-wide Read & Explore, and let’s not forget, preparation for a blowout celebration in 2018, our 25th Anniversary. Please do consider volunteering with OLLI; just let the office staff know what you’re interested in and they will help you find a volunteer home at OLLI. Happy New Year y’all.

 

Attention Class Liaisons!  All Class Liaisons are encouraged to attend the Liaison Refresher/Training on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m., HC113.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

There will be NO CLASS Monday, Jan. 16.  Furman will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

Outreach Committee            Wednesday, January 11, 2 p.m.        HC103

Social Committee                  Thursday, January 12, 1:30 p.m.      HC103

Travel Committee                 Friday, January 13, 10 a.m.               HC103

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Lunch and Learn, every Tuesday in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. Tuesday, January 17: “The Newly Discovered Tie Between General Health and Dental Health” led by Dr. Jon Julian, Northstar Dental Education & The Dental Retreat at Mountain Park.

 

Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time as you meet one of the most influential women in world history. Chautauqua History Alive presents a private OLLI performance of Eleanor Roosevelt, the Power of Words, Saturday, February 4 at 4 p.m. at the Herring Center. You’ll have lots of questions. And Eleanor Roosevelt will answer them. Enjoy a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m., presentation at 5 p.m. Space is limited; purchase your ticket in the OLLI office for just $5.

 

This winter, the Swamp Rabbit Knitters SIG will meet on Tuesday afternoons 1-3 in front of the fireplace. Contact Gail Kirby with questions.

 

In response to the Dining Around class experience, OLLI members and guests are invited to a special one night only Moroccan Dinner (fixed menu) at Passerelle Bistro (601 S. Main Street, Downtown Greenville) on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 5:45 p.m. or 7:45 p.m. $25 per person which includes non-alcoholic drinks, no substitutions. Make your reservation no later than Jan. 25 by calling Passerelle Bistro at (864) 509-0142.  Seating is limited to 70.

 

The Ukulele and Guitar Jam SIG will meet on the following dates on the following Mondays at 1:30-3:00 p.m., HC104: Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Feb. 20 and March 6. Contact Shelley Knee at 864-363-2014 with questions.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

 

Learn more about upcoming travel opportunities with OLLI by stopping by the Manly Lobby desk during the first week of winter classes!

 

Travel Europe this May with Furman History Professor, Marian Strobel! You are invited to join other OLLI @ Furman members and Furman History Professor Dr. Marian Strobel on an historic exploration of the Battlefields of Western Europe, May 16 – 26, 2016. Starting and finishing in Paris, attendees will visit iconic battlefield sites, museums, glorious cathedrals and cemeteries significant to the American involvement in WWI and Normandy. Experience the cultural best of western Europe with visits to quaint cities such as Bruges, Arras, Reims, Amiens and Caen. View all details on the trip website (trip ID: 143525; Password: OLLI_Battlefields). The cost of the trip is $4,571/double ($682 single supplement) which includes airfare, transportation to and from the Charlotte airport, accommodations and 2 meals per day. Please contact Heidi Wright to learn more.

 

Don’t miss OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

Members of the Furman music faculty will present the Faculty Chamber Music Series on Friday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall.  Senior tickets are $10 in advance by calling 864.294.2086 or at the door.

 

Furman University presents a full slate of activities in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  Learn more at this website.

 

The Furman Music Department will welcome Sympatico Percussion Group for a special Guest Artist Recital on Wednesday, January 18 at 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

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

 

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 pm to discuss Eleanor Roosevelt and the Power of Words, led by Dr. Judith Prince, former Vice Chancellor, USC Upstate and columnist whose life’s work has been inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

The Greenville Health System invites you to Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease on Fri., Jan. 27, Noon-1:15 p.m. at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Join Renee Joseph, MD, for a discussion on how to prevent and treat diabetes. A diabetes risk assessment test is available. Registration is required for this free event through the website.

December 16, 2016

Happy Holidays to you all!

 

The OLLI Office will be closed December 19 through January 2. It will reopen on Tuesday, January 3. We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season!

 

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

 

We are still looking for a few Class Liaisons for the Winter Term.  If you are interested in supporting our instructors in this way, please email Pam Roberson.  There will be a Class Liaison training on Thursday, January 12 at 1:30 p.m.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Deadline Extended! The deadline for submissions for the Winter Baiden Wall exhibit “Pretty Posies” is extended to January 6. We are encouraging submissions from all our creative OLLI programs. See below.

 

OLLI @ Furman Winter Term Baiden Wall exhibit, “Pretty Posies,” will be January 16 – March 10. Submission deadline is January 6. All forms of artwork are eligible for this exhibit including photography, paintings, drawing, fabric art, woodworking, etc, provided they contain the theme of “Pretty Posies”. Meaning flowers or any flower motif. Each 2 dimensional entry must be matted and framed. Hanging wire is required on all entries. No saw tooth hangers, please. Quilts and large fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Smaller and freestanding items will be displayed in glass cases. Submission forms are available here or in the OLLI office. Questions?? Email Sandy Roback.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

 

International Travel with Furman Professor, Marian Strobel – Battlefields of Western Europe

You are invited to join other OLLI at Furman Members and Furman History Professor, Marian Strobel on a historic exploration of the Battlefields of Western Europe on May 16-26, 2017. Starting and finishing in Paris, attendees will visit iconic battlefield sites, museums, glorious cathedrals and cemeteries significant to the American involvement in WWI and Normandy. Experience the cultural of western Europe with visits to quaint cities such as Bruges, Arras, Reims, Amiens and Caen. The cost of the trip is $4,571/double ($682 single supplement) which includes airfare, transportation to and from the Charlotte airport, accommodations and 2 meals per day. Please contact Heidi Wright to find out more information.  Visit the website to view the itinerary and register today!

 

What’s happening at Furman?

 

The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University, in partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum, is currently hosting the traveling exhibition Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays. This beloved exhibition, featuring over 40 of Norman Rockwell’s most memorable and enduring holiday images, is making its South Carolina debut at the Upcountry History Museum. View the website for more information.

 

Enjoy a little something extra this holiday season with at the Upcountry History Museum! Enjoy a Monday Matinee showing of White Christmas on Monday, December 19 at 2 p.m. Movies are free to museum members and free with regular museum admission to all other guests.  Learn more here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

Centre Stage presents a new play, Let Nothing You Dismay, December 1 – 17.  Shows run Thursday through Sunday, and all seats are reserved (Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.) Call the box office at 864.233.6733 or visit the website.  Use the “OLLI” discount code to save $5 off the $30 Center Section (the best one!)

 

The Greenville Little Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street December 15-17 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on December 18. Also playing is Jingle All The Way December 13-17 at 10:30 a.m. or Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. For tickets for either show order on the website or call 864-233-6238.

 

Enjoy Holiday at Peace, presented by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra on December 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and December 18 at 3 p.m. at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Greenville Symphony website.

 

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

 

December 9, 2016

Happy Holidays to you all!

 

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

 

Cocoa and Carols with the Chorale! Members of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby.  They will present a program of seasonal music.  You’ll also enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts (please bring something to share) and social time with OLLI friends on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Reservations are helpful. Call the office (294-2998) to let us know you’ll be there.

 

We are still looking for a few Class Liaisons for the Winter Term.  If you are interested in supporting our instructors in this way, please email Pam Roberson.  There will be a Class Liaison training on Thursday, January 12 at 1:30 p.m.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Interested in signing up for another Winter Bonus Event? You are invited to sign up for the following Bonus Events in addition to those for which you have already registered… even if you have already signed up for two! BTE1136 Greenville Health System Cancer Institute (Jan. 20); BTE1115 Promoting STEAM (Feb. 10); BTE1127 Sound Sleep – Healthy Life (Feb. 10); BTE1185 National Security Issues (March 3); BTE1132 Russia Grabbed Crimea (March 3). Sign up online or by calling the OLLI office!

 

The following Winter Term courses have been cancelled:  BEF225 Business Then and Now and BEF242 Modern Marketing Techniques.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

The OLLI Recorder Consort will perform holiday music at the Woodlands on Monday, Dec. 12, at 2:45 pm.  The group will be playing on 5 sizes of recorders and guitar. Recorders are not just for children!

 

Have an idea for a new course? Want to enhance a current course?  Grants of up to $2000 are available to Ollie members to help cover the costs of course development.  Click here for the grant application.  Applications should be submitted in the OLLI Office by March 1, 2017.

 

Looking to become meaningfully engaged in the community? STEAM Tech Teams needs volunteers to help in the 40+ engagements currently scheduled.  All new volunteers will work with experienced volunteers; therefore, no particular skills are required. Classroom-based activities include 3D Printing & Design, E-Nable Hand, Quadcopter Drone, Computer Works and Biomolecules programs.

Triune Mercy Center is seeking a volunteer for Saturdays from 9:00 to noon to open and close the art room, make supplies available and create a supportive environment. Activities include painting, sewing, drawing, jewelry making, assembling collages etc. Most participants are self-directed. Art skills helpful but not required. To learn about these opportunities to volunteer, go to www.PCEGREENVILLE.com. Complete a very brief questionnaire and we will help you get started. Questions? Please email PCEGreenville@gmail.com.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

 

Don’t miss OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

 

What’s happening at Furman?

 

The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University, in partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum, is currently hosting the traveling exhibition Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays. This beloved exhibition, featuring over 40 of Norman Rockwell’s most memorable and enduring holiday images, is making its South Carolina debut at the Upcountry History Museum. View the website for more information.

 

Enjoy a little something extra this holiday season with at the Upcountry History Museum! Enjoy a Monday Matinee showing of White Christmas on Monday, December 19 at 2 p.m. Movies are free to museum members and free with regular museum admission to all other guests.  Learn more here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

TONIGHT!  Christmas with the Chorale – Greenville Chorale’s 35th annual family Christmas concert is Friday, December 9, 7:30 pm in McAlister Auditorium.   The Chorale, led by Bing Vick, is joined by the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Joiner, conductor. An evening of beautiful and exciting sounds of the season – carols, Nutcracker excerpts, “12 Days of Christmas” with the audience, Santa Claus, and much more. OLLI discount is 20% for tickets. $30 ticket for only $24 in the OLLI office. Open seating, so come early and pick your seat. Merry Christmas!

 

Centre Stage presents a new play, Let Nothing You Dismay, December 1 – 17.  Shows run Thursday through Sunday, and all seats are reserved (Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.) Call the box office at 864.233.6733 or visit the website.  Use the “OLLI” discount code to save $5 off the $30 Center Section (the best one!)

 

The Greenville Little Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street December 8-10, 15-17 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on December 11 & 18. Also playing is Jingle All The Way December 13-17 at 10:30 a.m. or Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. For tickets for either show order on the website or call 864-233-6238.

 

Check out the annual Downtown Greenville Holiday Happening December 9-11 to support local downtown businesses! Check out the website for more information.

 

The Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University invites you to join them to celebrate the Christmas season on a Children’s Scavenger Hunt: Finding the Christmas Story running during Museum hours through December 14. For more information visit the website.

 

Enjoy Holiday at Peace, presented by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra on December 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and December 18 at 3 p.m. at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Greenville Symphony website.

 

Looking for a language class not offered at OLLI? Upstate International is proud to offer various language classes appropriate for different skill levels, whether beginner, advanced, or somewhere in-between.  Learn more here!

 

 

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