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December 14, 2018

OLLI NOTES December 14, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement
Happy Holidays to you all!
The OLLI Office will be closed for the holidays December 19-January 1, 2019.
Furman Dining Hall will close for the holidays, the last day of dining service will be Thurs, December 20. Because OLLI classes are not in session during the month of December, the Furman Dining Hall OLLI Member discount will not be available. However, you may still dine at the regular cost. Visit the website here for hours, cost and daily offerings.

We are looking forward to the Winter 2019 semester and hope you are excited about your course selections! Registration is still available and many courses still have openings. Some classes and bonus events have filled, so please consider having a backup. If you are on a waitlist, we will call if a spot opens up. If you are on a Bonus Event waitlist, you can add one more.

We are pleased to welcome our members to the Back to OLLI reception which will be held on Jan. 10, 2019 @ 3-4:30 p.m. with New Member Orientation at 2:30 p.m. Plan to attend this to event to get parking passes, name tags, and general info prior to the first day of classes.

We are looking for Class Liaisons for the Winter Term! If you are interested in supporting our instructors in this way, email Pam Roberson. There will be a Class Liaison Info session and training Thurs., Jan. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Consider attending this session to get an idea of what is involved in this volunteer role.

Read and Explore with OLLI 2019 Our read this year will be The Last Castle, the fascinating true story behind Biltmore, the magnificent gilded age mansion and the grandest residence ever built in the United States. It is also the story of George and Edith Vanderbilt and their remarkable team that constructed the house and grounds, the Vanderbilt family that guided the Biltmore Estate through the depression years and the efforts to preserve the legacy of George Vanderbilt. Denise Kiernan, Asheville resident and bestselling author of The Girls of Atomic City, provides a well-researched and captivating book. She skillfully depicts life at Biltmore with a historian’s insight. ***OLLI has purchased 150 copies of this year’s selection. You are invited to check out a copy, read the book, and return it for another OLLI member to enjoy. We will be announcing upcoming bonus and supporting events.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
RPH994 From Rumi to Gulen has been cancelled.
PPG1313 International Tour of Comedy has been cancelled.

OLLI/FULIR 25th ANNIVERSARY
Looking for a great Christmas gift?? The 25th Anniversary OLLI Cooks cookbook is on sale! Purchase your copy in the OLLI Office. These will make excellent holiday gifts! As you experiment with the recipes, share a photo of your completed dish on Instagram at #furmanollicooks. $10, cash or check.

As we wrap up our 25th anniversary year, and as you consider your end-of-year giving, please remember the OLLI Faculty Enrichment fund, which will help Furman faculty and students AND bring new programming to OLLI. Our goal for this endowed fund is $100,000 and we are currently at $62,858.22 in gifts and pledges. Every gift makes a difference, no matter the amount! Make a one-time contribution via credit card here. To make a one-time gift with a check, or a pledge to be paid later, or a multi-year pledge, download this form and return to the OLLI office or mail to the address on the form. Pledge forms are also available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Special Men’s Basketball Ticket offer just for OLLI members! Come out and support Furman Mens’ Basketball in their first ranked season on Thursday, January 5, @ 4 p.m. Furman Paladins Vs. The Citadel Bulldogs. Your seating is in the “Student” section since you will be the only students in session. Included in the price of each ticket: Concession voucher for a complimentary beer or wine in the Thirsty Paladins or a soft drink from our concession stand and a very cool Furman Paladins coaches’ hat. This is a super event and you are going to watch Furman play a great Southern Conference opponent! Your concession vouchers and hats can be picked up in the lobby of Timmons Arena prior to the game. Doors open one hour before tip-off. Tickets are $12. Purchase your tickets by Jan 4 @ 7 p.m. HERE

OLLI Crabtree Room Winter 2019 Photography Showcase Submission Call, Mountain to Sea Landscapes, Hanging display Jan 28-Mar 22. Submissions due by Dec 22. Email ONE submission per artist. Guidelines available Here.

Things to do while OLLI is not in session!
Pat Conroy fans know that he was not only an amazing author, but he was also an intentional and brilliant mentor. In the course of his career, he groomed other authors in their shared craft, and many of those writers will gather at M. Judson Bookseller on Fri, Dec 14 at 6:30 to discuss his influence on their lives and on the greater life of literature. It’s not often we get so much talent in one room. Here’s a list of the people who will be here: Jonathan Haupt, John Lane, Ron Rash, Nicole Seitz, Lynn Seldon, George Singleton, Ashley Warlick. Each benefited from his generosity, and contributed to the book Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. Authors will sign works of his/her own, and there will be a panel discussion. Tickets available here

Handel’s MESSIAH presented by the Greenville Chorale and Orchestra, Tues, Dec 18, 7:30 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, Furman. Discounted tickets ($24) now available in the OLLI office! (Cash or check to made out to Greenville Chorale.)

Centre Stage’s “Laughing All The Way” Christmas event will put you right in the Holiday spirit. Saturday Night Live meets Lawrence Welk meets The Carol Burnett Show, the ultimate variety show filled with hilarious sketches, classic tunes, and celebrated sacred songs. Dec. 6-22, Thurs-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. Matinees 3 p.m. Visit the website here or call (864) 233-6733 for tickets.

Warehouse Theatre presents “Christmas on the Rocks” This collection of twisted holiday tales finds your favorite children from holiday classics all grown up, getting a bit tipsy and catching up on the sordid details of their lives! Dec 7, 8, 13-15, and 20-22 at 8 p.m. and Dec.15-16, 22-23 at 2 p.m. Tickets here.

Celebrating the holidays in true Peanuts-style, the Upcountry History Museum will host the latest exhibition from the Charles M. Schulz Museum, titled Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! The Peanuts-centric exhibit invites visitors to enter the world of Charlie Brown, as they explore the making of the 1965 holiday classic and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. This exhibit runs through Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information visit.

Seeking to learn Chinese, Italian, Russian or other languages? Upstate International is enrolling for their Winter Language Classes. Beginner, intermediate, advanced and conversational classes are available during the day and evening. Learn more here.

Greater Greenville Master Gardener’s Association will host their 18th Annual Symposium on Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 at the Greenville Convention Center. For more information visit.

December 7, 2018

OLLI NOTES December 7, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement
*Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE! In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, we will cancel OLLI classes, events and close the office. We will send out an email and update the message on our main number, 864-294-2998, when there is a closing. Share any “fun in the snow” pictures you may take this weekend with us; snow angels, snowmen or sledding!

OLLI Office hours are 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. The office number is 864-294-2998. The OLLI Office will be closed for the holidays December 19-January 1, 2019.

Cocoa and Carols with the Chorale! The Herring Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby to present a program of seasonal music. You’ll enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts (please bring something to share) and social time with OLLI friends Tues, Dec 11; reception at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Free! Reservations are helpful; call the office 864.294.2110

Coming up… Read and Explore with OLLI 2019 Kickoff! You’ve been asking, and we’re at your service. This year, you’ll have the title of our next REO selection in time to put it on your Christmas list. Watch for an announcement next week. Or join us in Manly Lobby next Thursday, Dec. 13, 2 – 4 p.m. when we’ll announce the title and begin distribution of loaner copies of the book. **Enjoy a wine tasting related to the book while you are here. Intrigued? We’re looking forward to sharing the news!

Because OLLI classes are not in session during the month of December, the Furman Dining Hall OLLI Member discount will not be available. However, you may still dine at the regular cost. The discount will return in January. Visit the website here for hours, cost and daily offerings.

We are looking forward to the Winter 2019 semester and hope you are excited about your course selections! Registration is still available and many courses still have openings.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
RPH994 From Rumi to Gulen has been cancelled.

OLLI/FULIR 25th ANNIVERSARY
Looking for a great Christmas gift?? The 25th Anniversary OLLI Cooks cookbook is now on sale! Purchase your copy in the OLLI Office. These will make excellent holiday gifts! As you experiment with the recipes, share a photo of your completed dish on Instagram at #furmanollicooks. $10, cash or check.

As we wrap up our 25th anniversary year, and as you consider your end-of-year giving, please remember the OLLI Faculty Enrichment fund, which will help Furman faculty and students AND bring new programming to OLLI. Our goal for this endowed fund is $100,000 and we are currently at $62,858.22 in gifts and pledges. Every gift makes a difference, no matter the amount! Make a one-time contribution via credit card here. To make a one-time gift with a check, or a pledge to be paid later, or a multi-year pledge, download this form and return to the OLLI office or mail to the address on the form. Pledge forms are also available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
My Friends and I, A Trio Photography Showcase presented by the Blood Connection features OLLI Members Raymond Roback, Bruce Schlein, and Alan Weinberg. Exhibit dates Nov 19- Feb 13 at 435 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. Celebrate these artists at the reception on Dec. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Open to the public.

OLLI Crabtree Room Winter 2019 Photography Showcase Submission Call, Mountain to Sea Landscapes, Hanging display Jan 28-Mar 22. Submissions due by Dec 22. Email ONE submission per artist. Guidelines available Here.

OLLI@Furman Winter 2019 Baiden Exhibit Jan 14-Mar 11, 2019. The theme is It’s a Blue Thang and offers the challenge to create images that feature the color BLUE. Put on your thinking caps and incorporate BLUE in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Submission dates are Dec 10-14. Please submit only ONE entry! Forms available on the OLLI website or in the OLLI Office.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Enjoy a Night out at the Furman Theatre – presenting The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, Dec 4- 8, 8p.m., with a matinee Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. Performances in The Playhouse on the Furman campus. For information, call the Box Office at 864-294-2125. Order tickets online. Tickets are $12 for OLLI members.

Wear your Paladin Purple! Furman Men’s Basketball vs. Charleston southern on Dec. 11 @ 7 p.m. in Timmons Arena. Women’s Basketball vs. Florida Atlantic on Dec. 12 @ 7 p.m. in Timmons Arena.

Things to do while OLLI is not in session!
Friday, December 7 is all about Furman at MJudson Bookstore. Visit Furman on Main @ MJudson and show your Furman ID (student, faculty, or staff) or OLLI nametag and get 15% off all purchases all day. There will also be special giveaways for Paladins throughout the day.

Greenville Center for the Creative Arts Exhibition Potential and Limits: Visions in Encaustic will run from Dec 7-Jan 23, 2019 with an opening reception on Dec 7, 6-9 p.m.

Why is Africa so Poor? And Does that Impact Global Security? This lecture by Dr. Don Gordon will look back at the history of colonialism and how that set the stage for today’s situation. The fourth of our 7-part monthly America and the World Lecture Series, hosted by the World Affairs Council Upstate with Furman University. Tues, Dec 11, 12-1:30 p.m. @ Ogletree Deakins, Main Floor Conference Room. Cost: $5.00 Members; $10.00 Non-Members. Registration required. Lunch provided. More info Here.

Community Volunteer Opportunity – Sevier Middle School is looking for some volunteers to serve as judges for a Shark Tank. Student groups (2-5 students) present innovative solutions to problems to a panel of volunteers who then ask students questions and provide advice on their innovation. Each group of students gets about 7 minutes to present. The Shark Tank will be held on Friday, December 14 from about 8:30 until 2:40. Volunteers should report to the main office by about 8 am. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Jami Crisman, the School Counselor and Career Development Facilitator at Sevier Middle School – jcrisman@greenville.k12.sc.us.

Centre Stage’s “Laughing All The Way” Christmas event will put you right in the Holiday spirit. Saturday Night Live meets Lawrence Welk meets The Carol Burnett Show, the ultimate variety show filled with hilarious sketches, classic tunes, and celebrated sacred songs. Dec. 6-22, Thurs-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. Matinees 3 p.m. Visit the website here or call (864) 233-6733 for tickets.

Warehouse Theatre presents “Christmas on the Rocks” This collection of twisted holiday tales finds your favorite children from holiday classics all grown up, getting a bit tipsy and catching up on the sordid details of their lives! Dec 7, 8, 13-15, and 20-22 at 8 p.m. and Dec.15-16, 22-23 at 2 p.m. Tickets here.

Pat Conroy fans know that he was not only an amazing author, but he was also an intentional and brilliant mentor. In the course of his career, he groomed other authors in their shared craft, and many of those writers will gather at M.Judson Bookseller on Fri, Dec 14 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his influence on their lives and on the greater life of literature. It’s not often we get so much talent in one room. Here’s a list of the people who will be here: Jonathan Haupt, John Lane, Ron Rash, Nicole Seitz, Lynn Seldon, George Singleton, Ashley Warlick. Each benefited from his generosity, and contributed to the book Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. Authors will sign works of his/her own, and there will be a panel discussion. Tickets available here.

Handel’s MESSIAH presented by the Greenville Chorale and Orchestra, Tues, Dec 18, 7:30 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, Furman. Discounted tickets ($24) now available in the OLLI office! (Cash or check to made out to Greenville Chorale.)

November 16, 2018

OLLI NOTES November 16, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement
OLLI Office Hours for Thanksgiving week: Monday and Tuesday 8:30-4:30 p.m. Our Office is closed Wed-Fri.

Winter 2019 Registration was a success and we appreciate all those who took part. We are looking forward to the upcoming semester and hope you are excited for your course selections! Registration continues and many courses still have openings.

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls! Help decorate the OLLI Tree at 10 a.m. Tues., Nov. 27. Bring a treat to share and enjoy music to get into the spirit as we prepare Manly Lobby for the holidays.

The Fall Term is coming to an end. Please take a few minutes to complete course evaluations for each course you took. Following are the links to complete your evaluations online, or you can pick up paper copies of the survey in the office. Deadline to complete is Monday, Nov, 19.
To complete the general course evaluation: https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3E5b2MnVBixyLad
For the exercise and fitness course evaluation: https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_88hlHtlMrx4huIZ
For hobbies, art and music course evaluation: https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e38E1kBbJCMoRQ9

The Curriculum Committee is in need of subcommittee leadership for the following areas:
Literature; Music; Cooking & Foods; Computers & Technology; Religion & Philosophy
We have great resources in place and committee members who are willing to train and serve as mentors. Contact Cindy Brothers (cindybrothers205@gmail.com) or Lance Renault (lmrenault@gmail.com) if you have interest or know of good candidates who can help us build on our dynamic curriculum for 2019.

OLLI/FULIR 25th ANNIVERSARY
We hope to see you at the FULIR/OLLI 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Greenville Convention Center on Thurs, November 29! This is our “big anniversary event” and all should have received mailed invitations. The Celebration Committee has been hard at work to ensure that this culminating event is a true night to remember. Make your reservation by returning the reply card to the OLLI office or calling the office at 864-294-2998. Questions? Contact HeidiWright.

Your gift to the OLLI Faculty Enrichment fund will help Furman faculty and students AND will bring new programming to OLLI. Our goal for this endowed fund is $100,000 and we are more than half-way there. Make a one-time contribution via credit card here. To make a one-time gift with a check, or a pledge to be paid later, or a multi-year pledge, download this form and return to the OLLI office or mail to the address on the form. Pledge forms are also available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

Let’s Get Cooking! The 25th Anniversary OLLI Cooks cookbook is now on sale! Purchase your copy in the Herring Center Lobby or the OLLI Office. These will make excellent holiday gifts! As you experiment with the recipes, share a photo of your completed dish on Instagram at #furmanollicooks. $10, cash or check.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join Furman student Nicole Stephenson for an interactive math presentation on the “Math Behind Taxi Driver Directions.” Taxi driver might not be the first profession you think of when you think geometry but they have their own geometry whether they realize it or not. You will explore the geometry that taxi cab drivers use to find the quickest route from point A to point B. Circles are not what they seem, not all the rules we know about triangles are true. Call the OLLI office to sign up. Wednesday, November 28 at 1 p.m. in HC111.

OLLI@Furman Winter 2019 Baiden Exhibit Jan 14-Mar 11, 2019. The theme is It’s a Blue Thang and offers the challenge to create images that feature the color BLUE. Put on your thinking caps and incorporate BLUE in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Submission dates are Dec 10-14. Please submit only ONE entry! Forms available on the OLLI website or in the OLLI Office.

OLLI Annual Christmas Caroling will be on Tuesday, December 4 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Berea. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 pm., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m. This has been an enjoyable event for several years, and we welcome former and new singers. For information, contact Connie by email or 864.915.2461. It is important for us to know in advance how many will be there to sing.

OLLI Crabtree Room Winter 2019 Photography Showcase Submission Call, Mountain to Sea Landscapes, Hanging display Jan 28-Mar 22. Submissions due by Dec 22. Email ONE submission per artist. Guidelines available Here.

Cocoa and Carols with the Chorale! The Herring Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby to present a program of seasonal music. You’ll enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts (please bring something to share) and social time with OLLI friends Tues, Dec 11; reception at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Free! Reservations are helpful; call the office (294-2998)

What’s Going on at Furman?
Help Furman students! Please find below the link to a survey that designed by a Politics and International Affairs class at Furman. The goal of this survey is to explore opinions on the issue of immigration. As an OLLI participant, the students are requesting your participation in this survey. This survey is completely confidential and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. We appreciate any help you can give to our Furman students as they strive to learn more about the issue of immigration. Survey here.

Furman Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and Oratorio Chorus will present Haydn’s “The Creation” Fri, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus. Open to the public and is presented by the Furman Department of Music. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors. Purchase tickets here.

Furman University will host its annual Moravian Christmas Love Feast service Sun, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. The event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Furman Office of Spiritual Life. The service includes the serving of traditional Moravian buns and coffee, and the lighting of beeswax candles in Daniel Chapel, which will be illuminated by pew candle staffs and decorated with holiday greenery. Contact Susan Bennett for more information.

Furman University will host Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), on
Tues, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. in Watkins Room @ Trone Student Center. His talk, “Bringing America Together” is free to the public. The lecture is the second in the five-part Tocqueville series, “Love, Friendship and Politics.”

Enjoy a Night out at the Furman Theatre – presenting The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, Dec 4- 8, 8p.m., with a matinee Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. Performances in The Playhouse on the Furman campus. For ticket information, call the Box Office at 864-294-2125. Tickets go on sale Nov. 26, order online here.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the unforgettable story of a mental hospital and its inhabitants presented by Centre Stage Nov 15-17, 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. matinee. Visit the website for tickets.

Carolina Music Museum Concerts – The Carolina Relics-Appalachian Music on Fri, Nov 16, 7:30 p.m. Michael King-Piedmont Blues Concert on Fri, Nov 30, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. For more information.

Carolina Handbell Ensemble Holiday Concerts – Nov. 25-2 pm at Greenville County Museum of Art, Nov. 30-7 pm at Edwards Road Baptist Church, Greenville, Dec. 2-3 pm at The Congregational Church, Tryon, NC.

GCMA and the Bob Jones Museum span centuries and continents, and now for the first time, the two powerhouses have collaborated to present Sampling the Old Masters: Highlights from the Bob Jones Museum. Featuring more than 20 examples, the exhibition is on view through December 30 in Gallery 3. Greenville County Museum of Art, Free! For more information.

Save the Date: Tues, Dec 18, 7:30 p.m. Handel’s MESSIAH presented by the Greenville Chorale and Orchestra, McAlister Auditorium, Furman. Discounted tickets ($24) now available in the OLLI office! (Cash or check made out to Greenville Chorale.)

OLLI NOTES November 9, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement
2019 Winter Registration begins Nov. 13, 8 a.m. for course package holders and Nov. 15, 8 a.m. for single course purchasers. Make sure you go online this weekend to READY YOUR ACCOUNT by checking your Username and Password so that login will be smooth when you are ready to register. Call or come by the office before registration if you need assistance (864.294.2998.)

FALL18 -COURSE MAKE-UPS
Mon (Nov. 12) Tues (Nov. 13) Wed (Nov. 14) Thurs (Nov. 15) Fri (Nov. 16)
Intro to Buddhism – 1:30pm Death & Dying – 10:45am Woodcarving 101 -9am Six Centuries of the Book – 9am Qi Gong – 9am
Death & Dying – 1:30pm Bridge: A Different Look – 9am Desserts & Chocolate – 10:45am
Which God You Talking About? – 1:30pm Yet Again – 10:45am Writers Write Again – 10:45am
P. G. Wodehouse – 3:15pm Woodcarving 102 – 1pm Plan that Special Vacation – 1:30pm
Lewis & Clark -1:30pm American Identities – 1:30pm
Oil Painting with Cheryl -3:15pm Steal Like An Artist – 1:30pm

NOTE: Hiking Classes with makeups will be notified by the leaders through normal email.

The Fall Term is coming to an end. Please take a few minutes to complete course evaluations for each course you took. Following are the links to complete your evaluations online, or you can pick up paper copies of the survey in the office.
To complete the general course evaluation: https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3E5b2MnVBixyLad
For the exercise and fitness course evaluation: https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_88hlHtlMrx4huIZ
For the hobbies,art,and music course evaluation: https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e38E1kBbJCMoRQ9

The Curriculum Committee is in need of subcommittee leadership for the following areas:
Literature; Music; Cooking & Foods; Computers & Technology; Religion & Philosophy
We have great resources in place and committee members who are willing to train and serve as mentors. Contact Cindy Brothers (cindybrothers205@gmail.com) or Lance Renault (lmrenault@gmail.com) if you have interest or know of good candidates who can help us build on our dynamic curriculum for 2019.

Support Furman students and faculty, and create new OLLI courses with your gift to the OLLI Faculty Enrichment Fund. This endowed fund will provide income to award grants to Furman professors each year. They will be encouraged to include students in their work, and required to present their research to OLLI through a bonus event or course. Make a one-time contribution via credit card here. To make a one-time gift with a check, or a pledge to be paid later, or a multi-year pledge, download this form and return to the OLLI office or mail to the address listed on the form. Pledge forms are also available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy. Help us thank Furman for 25 years of outstanding support!

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS – Winter 2019
PAH877 InstaPot/Pressure Cooker Revisited (Thur, 10:45 a.m.) Course fee: $35; 4 weeks begins Feb 14
PAH895 Homemade Liqueurs (M, 3:15 p.m.) Course fee: $35, 4-week class ending Feb 11
CPT330 Iphone/Modern Senior, Requirement: iPhone series 6, 7, or 8 or X with IOS 11 or IOS 12 installed.

OLLI/FULIR 25th ANNIVERSARY
We hope you have saved the date for the FULIR/OLLI 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Greenville Convention Center on Thurs, November 29! This is our “big anniversary event” and all should have received mailed invitations. The Celebration Committee has been hard at work to ensure that this culminating event is a true night to remember. You will note that reservations can be made by returning the reply card to the OLLI office by mail or by hand. Stay tuned for more detailed information! Questions? Contact HeidiWright.

Let’s Get Cooking! The 25th Anniversary OLLI Cooks cookbook is now on sale! Purchase your copy in the Herring Center Lobby or the OLLI Office. These will make excellent holiday gifts! As you experiment with the recipes, share a photo of your completed dish on Instagram at #furmanollicooks. $10, cash or check.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
The Lewis and Clark Expedition class invites ALL OLLI members to join in for the showing of the movie The Far Horizons, which will be shown after class in HC 110 on Nov 14, at 2:30. The movie is a VERY Hollywood version of the journey of the Corp of Discovery. Join us for several laughs and some great scenery!

OLLI Crabtree Room Winter 2019 Photography Showcase Submission Call, Mountain to Sea Landscapes, Hanging display Jan 28-Mar 22. All submissions due by Dec 22. Email ONE submission per artist. Guidelines available Here.

Join Furman student Nicole Stephenson for an interactive math presentation on the “Math Behind Taxi Driver Directions.” Taxi driver might not be the first profession you think of when you think geometry but they have their own geometry whether they realize it or not. You will explore the geometry that taxi cab drivers use to find the quickest route from point A to point B. Circles are not what they seem, not all the rules we know about triangles are true. Call the OLLI office to sign up. Wednesday, November 28 at 1 p.m. in HC111.

OLLI Annual Christmas Caroling will be on Tuesday, December 4 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Berea. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 pm., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m. This has been an enjoyable event for several years, and we welcome former and new singers. For information, contact Connie by email or 864.915.2461. It is important for us to know in advance how many will be there to sing.

OLLI@Furman Winter 2019 Baiden Exhibit Jan 14-Mar 11, 2019. The theme is It’s a Blue Thang and offers the challenge to create images that feature the color BLUE. Put on your thinking caps and incorporate BLUE in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Submission dates are Dec 10-14. Please submit only ONE entry! NOTE: Submission Requirements and Form available in the OLLI Office or Here.

Save the Date: Tues, Dec 11, 7 p.m., Cocoa and Carols with the Herring Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale. Free!

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman University’s Dan Koppelman will be joined by guest artists to present an evening of improvised music for piano, synthesizer, guitar, and saxophone. Mon, Nov 12, 8 p.m. Daniel Recital Hall. The concert will feature a wide range of styles, from jazz-inflected tunes to freely improvised chamber music.

Furman University Department of Art will host ceramic sculptor Kimberly Riner in an exhibition, Human Fragility on Nov. 12-Dec. 9 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on campus. Regular Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception Mon, Nov. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Free!

Furman Associate Professor of Art Ross McClain will speak Thurs, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. McClain will deliver the L.D. Johnson Memorial Lecture, “What Really Matters?” His talk is free and open to the public. A reception in the Bryan Garden Room follows his address.

Turkey Trot 2018 Thurs, Nov 15, 11-12:30 p.m. Enjoy a 1 or 3 mile walk! Starting on Furman campus at the Paladin statue. Snacks and prizes awarded. No pre-registration required. Registration begins at 10:30am.

Furman Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Leslie W. Hicken, presents their concert, “Fall Classics” on Fri, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets at the door, $5. For info, call (864) 294-3193

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Open Studios November 10 & 11 Check out OLLI Instructors, Ali van den Broek and J. Ashley Kirby, OLLI Member Jeanne Blinkoff, and Furman Professor, Bob Chance, along with 140 other artists at 89 locations around Greenville during this weekend of art exhibits and showings! Visit Metropolitan Arts Council for info.

Save the Date: Tues, Dec 18, 7:30 p.m. Handel’s MESSIAH presented by the Greenville Chorale and Orchestra, McAlister Auditorium, Furman. Discounted tickets ($24) now available in the OLLI office! (Cash or check made out to Greenville Chorale.)

November 2, 2018

OLLI NOTES November 2, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement
OLLI Office hours are 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. The office number is 864-294-2998.
The Winter 2019 Course Brochure is online HERE. Hard copies are available in the office to share with friends! Take a moment to check out the interesting class offerings that will be available in the coming term.

We hope you have saved the date for the FULIR/OLLI 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Greenville Convention Center on Thursday, November 29! This is our “big anniversary event” and invitations should be arriving in your mailbox any day now. The Celebration Committee has been hard at work to ensure that this culminating event is a true night to remember. You will note that reservations can be made by returning the enclosed reply card to the OLLI office by mail or by hand. Stay tuned for more detailed information early next week! Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

**PARKING NOTE**Many thanks to members who have purchased their 2018-19 parking decal. As the office begins to manually enter in the decal information, you may have received an email from Parking @ furman.edu. This is a result of the administrative input process and should be disregarded if received. The sticker you receive, at the time that you purchase, is the only sticker that is required. Once you pay, you receive your parking decal and do not need anything else. Thank you for your patience as we establish and navigate through this new process. Please call the OLLI office with questions about parking decals at 864.294.2998.
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
HFE592 Urban Survival is cancelled.
PAH877 InstaPot/Pressure Cooker Revisited (Th, 10:45 a.m.) Course fee: $35; 4 weeks begins Feb 11
PAH895 Homemade Liqueurs (M, 3:15 p.m.) Course fee: $35, 4-week class ending Feb 7

OLLI/FULIR 25th ANNIVERSARY
Let’s Get Cooking! The 25th Anniversary OLLI Cooks cookbook is now on sale! Purchase your copy in the Herring Center Lobby or the OLLI Office. These will make excellent holiday gifts! As you experiment with the recipes, share a photo of your completed dish on Instagram at #furmanollicooks. $10, cash or check.

Thank Furman for outstanding and generous support of FULIR and OLLI over the past 25 years with your financial gift to the OLLI Faculty Enrichment Fund. This endowed fund will provide income to award grants to Furman professors each year. They will be encouraged to include students in their work, and required to present their research to OLLI through a bonus event or course. Your gift will help Furman professors, undergraduate students, and OLLI! Make a one-time contribution via credit card here. To make a one-time gift with a check, or a pledge to be paid later, or a multi-year pledge, download this form and return to the OLLI office or mail to the address listed on the form. Pledge forms are also available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! November 6, History of OLLI/FULIR with Dr. Sarah Fletcher, founding director of Furman University Learning in Retirement.

This term, Furman students and faculty have led an OLLI course, Innovation Hour, here at OLLI. Each week, students present ideas to improve the world in some way, and class members have voted on those they’d like to support. The students would like to share their ideas with YOU as well. Stop by their table in the lobby on Thursday, November 8, to learn more about their work.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition class invites ALL OLLI members to join in for the showing of the movie The Far Horizons, which will be shown after class in HC 110 on Nov 14, at 2:30. The movie is a VERY Hollywood version of the journey of the Corp of Discovery. Join us for several laughs and some great scenery!

OLLI@Furman Winter 19 Baiden Exhibit Jan 14-Mar 11, 2019. The theme is It’s a Blue Thang and offers the challenge to create images that feature the color BLUE. Put on your thinking caps and incorporate BLUE in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Submission dates are Dec 10-14. Please submit only ONE entry! NOTE: Submission Requirements and Form available in the OLLI Office or email.

Save the Date: Tues, Dec 11, 7 p.m., Cocoa and Carols with the Herring Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale. Free!

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present their fall concert with acclaimed saxophonist, Adam Larson on Fri., Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are $5, at the door.

The Furman University Department of Music will host acclaimed violinist Laura Colgate in recital Mon, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The recital is part of Furman’s Distinguished Visiting Professor of Strings Series and is presented in honor of Colgate’s appointment as concertmaster of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra (GSO) for the 2018-19 season. For more information, contact the Music Department 864-294-2086, or email.

High Noon Lecture Series presented by Furman University. “Back to Normal? Analyzing the Results of the Midterm Election” William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Furman University. American midterm elections usually follow predictable patterns, but nothing seems predictable in the Trump era. In what ways did the Congressional contests follow historical trends and how did they deviate? What policy changes will follow in the aftermath? Nov, 7, 12-1 p.m. Upcountry History Museum.

Furman Faculty Chamber Music Concert Wed, Nov. 7, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Guests will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the performers at the post-recital reception. This event is open to the public. Tickets $10. For information or to order tickets.

Furman University’s Dan Koppelman will be joined by guest artists to present an evening of improvised music for piano, synthesizer, guitar, and saxophone. Mon, Nov 12, 8 p.m. Daniel Recital Hall. The concert will feature a wide range of styles, from jazz-inflected tunes to freely improvised chamber music.

Furman Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Leslie W. Hicken, presents their concert, “Fall Classics” on Fri, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The program will present classics from composers Gustav Holst, Vincent Persichetti, and Henry Fillmore. Tickets at the door, $5. For information, call (864) 294-3193.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Greenville Symphony Orchestra Violin virtuoso Benjamin Beilman makes his triumphant return to Greenville, taking the stage by storm in one of the greatest violin concertos ever written, Brahms’ passionate Violin Concerto. Nov 3 8:00 p.m., Nov 4 3:00 p.m. @ The Peace Center. Visit the website for more information.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits Hockey Opening the season this weekend, The Rabbits play 36 home games (October-April) and offer endless entertainment opportunities! For more information on Swamp Rabbits hockey, visit swamprabbits.com.

Woodlands@Furman 9th Annual Holiday Fair Nov. 9, 9-2 p.m. 50+ Vendors, raffle, music and more!

Community Shred Event Bring your documents to the History Museum of Travelers Rest, 3 Edwards Street, Travelers Rest, 29690, Nov. 3, 10-noon. Free!

Open Studios November 10 & 11 Check out OLLI Instructor, Ali van den Broek, OLLI Member Jeanne Blinkoff, and Furman Professor, Bob Chance, along with 140 other artists at 89 locations around Greenville during this weekend of art exhibits and showings! Visit the Metropolitan Arts Council website for information.

Save the Date: Tues, Dec 18, 7 p.m. Handel’s MESSIAH presented by the Greenville Chorale and Orchestra, McAlister Auditorium, Furman. Discounted tickets will be available soon in the OLLI office!

October 26, 2018

OLLI NOTES October 26, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement
Happy Fall All, the season has finally arrived! Hope you are enjoying this change of season.

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

The Winter 2019 Course Brochure is online HERE. Take a moment to check out the interesting class offerings that will be available in the coming term! **NOTE* HFE592 Urban Survival is cancelled.**
Parking Permit: Thank you to everyone who has bought a parking sticker for 2018-19. If you still need to get yours, you can print and fill out a form here or pick one up in the OLLI Office. Everyone who comes to campus for OLLI courses or events needs to have one, even if you park only in the Herring Center lot. Cost is $10, which covers registering cars through the third-party vendor University Police use for traffic control and enforcement. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

WIFI Access If you are in need of internet access while on campus or while researching in the Furman Library, please come by the OLLI Office to request a network ID and WIFI Password.

Travel with OLLI! Interested in celebrating the work of one of the world’s most legendary architect as you visit some of his greatest works in the Midwest? Join us to learn more about an upcoming OLLI @ Furman Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture Masterworks Trip at an Interest Meeting on Wed, Oct.31 at 12:30 p.m. in HC113. We will share details about this upcoming trip offered by the travel committee. Please contact Heidi if you are unable to make the meeting, but interested in learning more.

OLLI/FULIR 25th ANNIVERSARY

Let’s Get Cooking! The 25th Anniversary “OLLI Cooks” Cookbook is now on sale! Thanks to all of our contributors, as well as, the Cookbook Committee. Purchase your copy beginning this Friday in the Herring Center Lobby or in the OLLI Office. These will make excellent holiday gifts! As you experiment with the recipes, share a photo of your completed dish on Instagram at #furmanollicooks. Price is $10, cash or check.

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Congratulations to OLLI Instructor, William Gabb. His photo submission, “Tommy Crawford” received 3rd place in the Greenlink Photography Contest!

Hand Chimes under the instruction of Shelden Timmerman will present a concert for our members on Monday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the Herring Lobby.

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! October 30, Memories of the Sleeping Brain: The Neuroscience of Dreams with Dr. Erin Wamsley, Furman Assistant Professor of Psychology.

The Community Volunteering SIG is meeting Thurs, Nov. 1 in HC 005 (Catholic Charities’ Our Lady’s Pantry & ACOG’s Ombudsman program) and on Wed Nov. 7 in HC 004 (Meals on Wheels and Poe Mill Achievement Center). 12:20-1:20. Learn about 22 organizations & how we help simplify the process of your engagement. Have questions? Email Tom Nowlin
Intro to Water Aerobics Class Always wanted to try this workout? Here is a FREE opportunity!
Nov. 2, a 7:45-8:40 a.m. lecture with pool lesson 9-10 a.m. Meet in the PAC lobby. Sign up in the OLLI Office by Oct. 30. Open to non-members of OLLI, with signed waiver prior to class. Contact Stephanie Berry.

Travel SIG will meet Nov., 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty dining room of Daniel Dining Hall. The topic is independent travel in the U.S. and abroad. New members welcome. Contact Patricia Mitcham or Sarah Jerome.

The Fall2018 Crabtree Room Photography Showcase There are two displays planned for this showcase. The second showing is now on display through January 19, 2019. Check out this excellent exhibit in HC110!

Submissions are NOW being accepted for the OLLI Winter 2019 Photography Display, the subject for this showing is Mountain to Sea Landscapes. The submissions dealine is December 21. Contact email here.

What’s Going on at Furman?

Furman Symphony Orchestra will present the American Classics concert featuring soprano, Alison Trainer Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors. Order online at Eventbrite or contact Furman Music , (864)294-2086.

Come hear the Furman a cappella groups, Dintonation and Bell Tower Boys at What Ale’s You Pub located at University Plaza, Old Buncombe Rd (near Furman) on Fri., Oct. 26 @ 9 p.m. Info Here.

Furman Fall Festival of Choral Music Closing Concert Sat., Oct. 27, 3 p.m. McAlister Auditorium. FREE

Furman University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present their fall concert with acclaimed saxophonist, Adam Larson on Fri., Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are $5, at the door.

Sunday Sit Down Supper with Furman’s First Gentleman, Charles Davis and Executive Chef, Chris Harris. This engaging, entertaining evening will celebrate the publication of In the Kitchen at White Oaks, a look at recipes of the inhabitants of the Furman President’s house and will include inspiring stories, as well as a dinner created using recipes from the book. Sunday, November 4, 7:00p.m. @ M.Judson Booksellers. Tickets are $95/person, includes dinner and a copy of the book. Purchase tickets Here.

Adopt-a-Grandparent Program Want to meet interesting Furman students? This program matches a volunteer “grandparent” with a Furman student to have conversations over coffee, lunch or other informal meetings. If you are a Woodlands Resident and are interested, please contact Ezra Hall. If you are not a Woodlands resident, contact Cawood Habenicht or come to Heller Service Corps in the Trone Student Center.

Furman’s Office for Innovation & Entrepreneurship with Clemson MBA Innovation Event
Hear from notable founders and connect with entrepreneurial and innovative leaders. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, angel investor, or a community leader, join us for a networking event with Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder, Kabbage, Inc. Thur, Nov 1, 4-6 p.m. Clemson One Building, Greenville. Free with this link.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?

Greenville Center for Creative Arts is registering for Fall Session II six-week classes starting the week of October 29. CLICK HERE to learn more! Classes with low enrollment will close before the class start date so register by Fri., Oct. 26. Questions? Email Liz Rundorff Smith, Director or call (864) 735-3948 (ext. 2).

Science on Tap Tues. Oct.30, 6:30-7:45 @ Coffee Underground, Greenville. Atlas Organics, Jim Davis and Leslie Rogers presenting, The Magic of Compost. Come early to get seats and place a coffee order!

Peace Center Passport Series Women of the World Oct31 – Nov 2, 9:45 & 11:45 a.m. Open your mind to the vastness of world cultures in one spellbinding performance. A vocal ensemble from different corners of the globe that comes together to sing original compositions and folk music in over 17 languages. Tickets $10!

Music on Sunday Concert Series presented by Temple of Israel will feature Salsa Shark on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. Come out and enjoy this Afro-Cuban Jazz Quartet perform classics from Tito Puente and Dizzy Gillespie. $20 Tickets at the door or season tickets available. For more information visit.

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended WWI when the Upstate Men’s Choir presents A Tribute to the Armed Services, Lest We Forget on Sun., Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Cannon Center in Greer. Tickets $10, $8 for Veterans. Proceeds to benefit Upstate Warrior Solution. Information Here.

October 19, 2018

OLLI NOTES October 19, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

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

The Winter 2019 Course Brochure is online HERE. *NOTE* HFE592 Urban Survival has been cancelled.

Deadline approaching! Please take a few minutes to complete a survey for the Osher National Resource Center. This survey will provide information to Osher Institutes nationally, and OLLI@Furman will also receive our own specific results. Deadline to complete is next Friday, so now is the time. Thanks for your help! Follow this link to complete the survey.

Thank you to everyone who has bought a parking sticker for 2018-19. If you still need to get yours, you can print and fill out a form here or pick one up in the OLLI Office. Everyone who comes to campus for OLLI courses or events needs to have one, even if you park only in the Herring Center lot. Cost is $10, which covers registering cars through the third-party vendor University Police use for traffic control and enforcement. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

What’s happening in China and how should the US respond? Join us to hear from Dr. Kate Kaup, the James B. Duke Professor of Asian Studies and Politics and International Affairs at Furman, on Wed., October 24, 3:15 p.m. in HC110. Reservations are helpful; please sign up in the OLLI office or reply to this email. Free!

Join FULIR Founding Director Sarah Fletcher and current OLLI Director Nancy Kennedy for a Friday Bonus Event, The History of Learning in Retirement at Furman, to learn all about the history of FULIR and OLLI. Where did the idea come from? How many homes has FULIR/OLLI had on campus? How much coffee does it take to keep OLLI running? Learn all of this and more October 26, 1 p.m., HC110. Bring your memories and your questions. Sign up in the OLLI office.

Share your opinions with Furman students at Loneliness and Aging in Place: A Collaborative Discussion. The event begins with a seminar presented by Dr. Megan Weis and Ms. Maya pack, both Furman graduates who work in public health in South Carolina. Breakout sessions will follow, to include Furman students, OLLI members, community partners. Thursday, October 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Patrick Lecture Hall (Plyler 126) and Khort Commons. Free admission. Refreshments served. For info mail Linnea Freeman.

As you enjoy the Furman Dining Hall and OLLI’s $6 discount, please know that nobody is allowed to take their own takeout container per DHEC regulations. Either make a plate and enjoy it in the dining hall, OR request a takeout box from the cashier. In addition, you should not bring in plastic bags to take home items from the bakery area. Thank you for your help in keeping this discount privilege available for all.

Interested in celebrating the work of one of the world’s most legendary architect as you visit some of his greatest works in the Midwest? Join us to learn more about an upcoming OLLI @ Furman Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture Masterworks Trip at an Interest Meeting on Wed, Oct.31 at 12:30 p.m. in HC113. We will share details about this upcoming trip offered by the travel committee. Please contact Heidi if you are unable to make the meeting, but interested in learning more.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! “A Preventative Approach to the Affordable Housing Problem,” with speaker, Matthew Yocum of Rebuild Upstate on Oct. 23.

Community Volunteer SIG will meet Thurs Nov. 1, 12:20–1:20 p.m. in HC005. We simplify the process of finding an opportunity for you to become meaningfully engaged in the community with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests. Find out what your OLLI peers are doing and receive information about opportunities with 22 organizations. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

Intro to Water Aerobics Class Always wanted to try this workout? Here is a FREE opportunity!
Nov. 2, 7:45-8:40 a.m. lecture with pool lesson 9-10 a.m. Meet in the PAC lobby. Sign up in the OLLI Office by Oct. 30. Open to non-members of OLLI, with signed waiver prior to class. Contact Stephanie Berry.

Travel SIG will meet Nov., 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty dining room. The topic will be independent travel in the U.S. and abroad. New members welcome. Contact Patricia Mitcham or Sarah Jerome.
OLLI Golfers – The tentative date of the 2nd Annual OLLI Golf Scramble is Mon., Mar 4, 2019. The plan is to have a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Cost will be approximately $75 per player with golf, cart fees, balls, box lunch, and prizes. To allow planning for the tee times needed, please sign up in the OLLI office or call 864.294.2998.

What’s Going on at Furman?
The Furman Theater presents Tony nominated Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan, October 18-20 at 8 p.m. with matinee at 3 p.m. on Oct. 21. Tickets are $15, available online or call the box office at 864.294.2125.

Furman University will host Islam Awareness Week, Oct. 22-Nov. 2 as the university addresses the fundamental challenges related to the topic of Islam in America. Event list available here.
Furman University Department of Music will host Visiting Professor and pianist Gilead Mishory in concert Monday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall, Furman. Reception following. For info online.

Douglas Brinkley, author and revered presidential historian will speak at The Poinsett Club in Greenville Thur., Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. His talk, “Highs and Lows of the American Presidency: Past, Present and Future,” Reservations are required. Cost is $50 per person with the opportunity to include a donation to the Furman University Huff Scholars Fund. To reserve seats, please contact Nancy Liebezeit or call 294-2173.
Each semester the Furman Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection facilitates Conversations – where faculty and/or staff from the Furman community share their vocational stories. Community meal is provided. Presenters are Dr. Laura Kennedy (Music) and Dr. Kailash Khandke (Economics). Thurs. Oct. 25 5:30-7:00 in the Trustees Dining room. OLLI members welcome! Contact Rolyn Rollins to sign up.

Furman Symphony Orchestra will present the “American Classics” concert featuring soprano, Alison Trainer Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors. Order online at Eventbrite or contact Furman Music , (864)294-2086.

Furman Fall Festival of Choral Music Closing Concert Sat., Oct. 27, 3 p.m. McAlister Auditorium. FREE

Adopt-a-Grandparent Program Want to meet interesting Furman students? This program matches a volunteer “grandparent” with a Furman student to have conversations over coffee, lunch or other informal meetings. If you are a Woodlands Resident and are interested, please contact Ezra Hall. If you are not a Woodlands resident, contact Cawood Habenicht or come to Heller Service Corps in the Trone Student Center

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Mountain View Bluegrass Concert presented by Carolina Music Museum on Fri, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 864.520.8807 or online for more information.

Science on Tap Tues. Oct.30, 6:30-7:45 @ Coffee Underground, Greenville. Atlas Organics, Jim Davis and Leslie Rogers presenting, The Magic of Compost. Come early to get seats and place a coffee order!

Peace Center Passport Series Women of the World Oct31 – Nov 2, 9:45 & 11:45 am Open your mind to the vastness of world cultures in one spellbinding performance. A vocal ensemble from different corners of the globe that comes together to sing original compositions and folk music in over 17 languages. Tickets only $10!

Music on Sunday Concert Series presented by Temple of Israel will feature Salsa Shark on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. Come out and enjoy this Afro-Cuban Jazz Quartet perform classics from Tito Puente and Dizzy Gillespie. $20 Tickets at the door or season tickets available. For more information visit.

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended WWI when the Upstate Men’s Choir presents A Tribute to the Armed Services, Lest We Forget on Sun., Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Cannon Center in Greer. Tickets $10, $8 for Veterans. Proceeds to benefit Upstate Warrior Solution.

October 12, 2018

OLLI NOTES October 12, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

OLLI Office hours are 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. The office number is 864-294-2998.
News from the Osher Foundation: Periodically we like to take a demographic snapshot of the OLLI community at programs across the country and OLLI@Furman has been selected to participate. Information we gather will help the administration locally and nationally understand who attends our programs and help with future planning. Your participation is entirely voluntary. The online survey has 23 questions and will take about 10 minutes to complete. (Paper copies are available in the office.) Steve Thaxton, Executive Director of the OLLI National Resource Center at Northwestern University, is in charge of this study. If you have questions about this survey you may contact Steve at 312-503-4049 or email. Follow this link to complete the survey. Thank you for your help!

Thank you to everyone who has bought a parking sticker for 2018-19. If you still need to get yours, you can print and fill out a form here or pick one up in the OLLI Office. Everyone who comes to campus for OLLI courses or events needs to have one, even if you park only in the Herring Center lot. Cost is $10, which covers registering cars through the third-party vendor University Police use for traffic control and enforcement. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events. Sign up in the OLLI office.
BTE1423 Martin Luther King BTE1412 Space Tourism
BTE1428 Benjamin West BTE1424 Learning in Retirement at Furman

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! “Your Cellular City” A Guide to Internal Health Dr. Kenneth Orbeck, Body Logic M.D. of Greenville presenting on October 16.

Dr. David Rutledge, Furman Professor of Religion Emeritus, will speak on Extending the Boundaries of Our Caring: The Challenge of Global Ethics” at 3:30 on Thursday, Oct. 18 in room 110. The Outreach Committee of OLLI Council is sponsoring this special event in celebration of Global Ethics Day.
Every October, institutions around the world participate in this Day, a project of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. OLLI@Furman is the first senior learning program to join the distinguished list of participants (www.globalethicsday.org). Dr. Rutledge’s talk promises to be an enlightening and inspiring look at today’s world and how we can each bring our basic values to bear on its needs. Sign up in the office.

OLLI Golfers – The tentative date of the 2nd Annual OLLI Golf Scramble is Monday, March 4, 2019. The plan is to have a shotgun start at 10 a.m. We would like to get an idea of the number of tee times we would need to reserve. Cost will be approximately $75 per player and will include golf, cart fees, balls, box lunch, and prizes. Please sign up in the OLLI office or by calling 864.294.2998.

Atlanta Civil Rights Trip Space is still available for this trip, which includes visits to the Martin Luther King
Jr. National Historical Park (replete with significant historical sites), Morehead College, and the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum on Friday October 26. Price is $95 which includes transportation, all programs/entrances, lunch, and concierge/guide services. Call 864.294.2110 or come by the OLLI Office.

What’s Going on at Furman?
The Furman Theater presents Tony nominated Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan, October 10-13 and October 18-20 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances at 3 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 21. Tickets are $15, available online or call the box office at 864.294.2125.

Furman Faculty Recital with Christopher Hutton, violoncello presented on Thursday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall. Music by Britten, Auerbach, and Bolling. Guest performances by bass musician, Ian Bracchitta, and Furman students J. Jay Berthume on piano and Sam Sherer on drums. Admission is free.

Douglas Brinkley, best-selling author and one of America’s most revered presidential historians will speak at The Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville Thur., Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. His talk, “Highs and Lows of the American Presidency: Past, Present and Future,” is sponsored by the American History Book Club & Forum and Furman University. The event is open to the public but reservations are required. Cost is $50 per person with the opportunity to include a donation to the Furman University Huff Scholars Fund, which supports Furman student internships and research and promotes history literacy in grades K-12. To reserve seats, please contact Nancy Liebezeit or call 864-294-2173.
Share your opinions with Furman students at Loneliness and Aging in Place: A Collaborative Discussion. The event begins with a seminar presented by Dr. Megan Weis and Ms. Maya pack, both Furman graduates who work in public health in South Carolina. Breakout sessions will follow, and the planners want these sessions to include Furman students, OLLI members, local community partners, and students from Furman’s new Masters in Community Health program. Thursday, October 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Patrick Lecture Hall (Plyler 126) and Khort Commons. No reservation required. Free. Refreshments provided.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?
Artoberfest A celebration of local artists and the beautiful products that are made right here in our area.
@The Grove at Upcountry Provisions & Upcountry Provisions Restaurant. Art sales will take place October 12th, 5-9:00pm and live music from The Passing Scene from 7- 9:00pm. Food available from Upcountry Provisions as well as, wood fire pizzas. Also craft beer and wine at the bar. Don’t forget a chair if you are staying for the music, this event is family friendly. Four legged friends welcome, please be sure to keep them on leash.

Enjoy the American Chamber Players at a concert at the Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville) on Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. Selections include pieces by Schubert, Gaubert, Dvorak, and Raimi. Tickets are $20; order here or purchase at the door.

Triune Mercy Center Support Circle opportunity: If you want to know more, there will be an info session on Monday, Oct. 15 at 5:30 pm in the Triune dining hall. 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. The next round will start in November!

Renaissance- Monteverdi and Merlot Peace Interludes presents a FREE musical happy hour! Thursday, October 18, 5:15 p.m. @ Huguenot Loft. Artist-In-Residence Igor Begelman welcomes you to a composer and drink pairing, which will provide a multi-sensory sip, listen ,and learn experience. Drink available for purchase.

Greenville Chorale Fall Series under the direction of OLLI member, Bing Vick, opens its season on
October 20 at 8:00 p.m. with a bluegrass mass and jazz sacred music at the Peace Center. “Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass” will feature the Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band from Gainesville, Georgia. “Duke Ellington Sacred Music” will feature the Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band. OLLI members may purchase a discounted ticket voucher ($32 instead of $40). You then exchange your voucher at the Peace Center Box Office for any seat in the house! Vouchers are available in the OLLI Office.

Medication Take-Back Event Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal. Sharps are not accepted. Saturday, October 27, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. St. Francis Millennium Campus,
2 Innovation Drive, Greenville.

OktoberForest 2018 Bring the whole family for a day of fun at Birds Fly South Ale Project, Oct. 28, Noon-3 p.m. Live bluegrass music, food truck service, and fun interactive stations. Learn more about Greenville’s trees, forest, and water. Free! 1320 Hampton Ave, Greenville. Visit Facebook for info.

October 5, 2018

OLLI NOTES October 5, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

News from the Osher Foundation: Periodically we like to take a demographic snapshot of the OLLI community at programs across the country and OLLI@Furman has been selected to participate. Information we gather will help the administration locally and nationally understand who attends our programs and help with future planning. Your participation is entirely voluntary. The online survey has 23 questions and will take about 10 minutes to complete. (Paper copies are available in the office.) Steve Thaxton, Executive Director of the OLLI National Resource Center at Northwestern University, is in charge of this study. If you have questions about this survey you may contact Steve at 312-503-4049 or email. Follow this link to complete the survey. Thank you for your help!

OLLI member directories are available in the office for $3.

Have you seen OLLILife? If not, check out our quarterly magazine here or in the office. Thank you to editor Sue Renault and her team for putting together a terrific issue! The deadline for the January edition is Nov. 16.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events. Sign up in the OLLI office.
BTE1145 Today’s Reverse Mortgages BTE1421 Returning the Favor: Help Students
BTE1167 AARP Safe Driving Class BTE1424 History of Learning in Retirement

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! October 9, Joys of Winter Gardens with Karen LaFleur Stewart.

Join the Community Volunteer SIG Wed., Oct. 10, 12:20-1:20 in HC004 to learn how we can help you find meaningful engagement in the community. We have opportunities with 22 organizations and will feature Triune Mercy Center and its Support Circles Program, which helps individuals move out of homelessness, and United Ministries, where you are able to “serve and empower those on the transformative journey to self-sufficiency.” Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin

Dr. David Rutledge, Furman Professor of Religion Emeritus, will speak on “Extending the Boundaries of Our Caring: The Challenge of Global Ethics” at 3:30 on Thursday, Oct. 18 in room 110. The Outreach Committee of OLLI Council is sponsoring this special event in celebration of Global Ethics Day. Every October, institutions around the world participate in this Day, a project of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. OLLI@Furman is the first senior learning program to join the distinguished list of participants (www.globalethicsday.org). Dr. Rutledge’s talk promises to be an enlightening and inspiring look at today’s world and how we can each bring our basic values to bear on its needs. Sign up in the office.

Atlanta Civil Rights Trip Space is still available for this trip, which includes visits to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park (replete with significant historical sites), Morehead College, and the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum on Friday October 26. Price is $95 which includes transportation, all programs/entrances, lunch, and concierge/guide services. Call 864.294.2110 or come by the OLLI Office.

Poker Anyone? OLLI members are invited to join Painless Penniless Poker SIG on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m., HC004. The group will play a variety of poker games and, while some experience is necessary, all levels are welcome. And penniless means just as it sounds, we are not playing for money – only your pride is on the line! Contact Dave Knox with questions.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman University Business Professor, Tom Smythe will address “International Trade: Where Do We Go from Here?” at the High Noon fall lecture series on Wed., Oct. 10, Noon, Upcountry History Museum-Furman, 540 Buncombe Street. Free and open to the public. The complete fall schedule is available here. For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or Vince Moore.

The Furman Theater presents Tony nominated Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan, October 10-13 and October 18-20 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances at 3 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 21. Tickets are $15, available online or call the box office at 864.294.2125.

Furman University’s Thompson Gallery presents Lineage: Tom Flowers and Family Oct. 5-Nov. 2, 10-4, with a reception October 19, 6-8 p.m. Tom Flowers taught art at Furman University 1959-1989. This exhibition showcases his work alongside works by his son, daughter, daughter-in-law, grandsons, and granddaughter-in-law. For more information contact Marta Lanier.

American Liszt Society Festival Concert presented by the Furman University Music Department Thurs., Oct. 11, 8 p.m., featuring piano soloist, David Gross with the Furman University Symphony Orchestra and Furman Singers at McAlister Auditorium. Tickets, $10 available at the door or visit for information.
Douglas Brinkley, best-selling author and one of America’s most revered presidential historians will speak at The Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville Thur., Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. His talk, “Highs and Lows of the American Presidency: Past, Present and Future,” is sponsored by the American History Book Club & Forum and Furman University. The event is open to the public but reservations are required. Cost is $50 per person with the opportunity to include a donation to the Furman University Huff Scholars Fund, which supports Furman student internships and research and promotes history literacy in grades K-12. To reserve seats, please contact Nancy Liebezeit or call 864-294-2173.

Furman’s Legacy of Slavery: An Exhibition Based on the Work of the Slavery and Justice Task Force is on display at Duke Library on Furman’s campus, 2nd floor gallery, Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?
The Appalachian Council of Governments has put together a Needs Assessment Survey to gather region specific data for Seniors. Please take a few minutes to help them out by completing the survey here.

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony presents the 2018 Harvest of Homes Tour, on October 5-6 10:00-4:00 p.m. and October 7, 1:00-4:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Greenville Symphony. Advance tickets $25. For more information visit Greenville Guild or 864.370.0965. Tickets are available in the OLLI Office.

Greenville Center for Creative Arts will host an opening reception for the exhibition Textiles: A History of Expression & Last Words by Susan Lenz Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m. The exhibition will run Oct. 5–Nov. 28.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research invites all to join in the Greenville Walk on Saturday, October 6 at 8:00 a.m. at Fluor Field. No cost to register! Visit the Walk website or call 864.312.6436.

Curious about Taylors Mill? Sun., Oct. 7 at 3 p.m., the Greenville County Historical Society is hosting a free talk and tour of the mill, formally known as Southern Bleachery and Print Works. Learn about the mill’s early days and connection to Furman University. 250 Mill Street, Taylors, SC 29687.

Enjoy the American Chamber Players at a concert at the Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville) on Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. Selections include pieces by Schubert, Gaubert, Dvorak, and Raimi. Tickets are $20; order here or purchase at the door.

Greenville Chorale Fall Series under the direction of OLLI member, Bing Vick, opens its season on October 20 at 8:00 p.m. with a bluegrass mass and jazz sacred music at the Peace Center. “Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass” will feature the Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band from Gainesville, Georgia. “Duke Ellington Sacred Music” will feature the Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band. OLLI members may purchase a discounted ticket voucher ($32 instead of $40). You then exchange your voucher at the Peace Center Box Office for any seat in the house! Vouchers are available in the OLLI Office.

OktoberForest 2018 Bring the whole family for a day of fun at Birds Fly South Ale Project, Oct. 28, Noon-3 p.m. Live bluegrass music, food truck service, and fun interactive stations. Learn more about Greenville’s trees, forest, and water. Free! 1320 Hampton Ave, Greenville. Visit Facebook for info.

September 28,2018

OLLI NOTES September 28, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

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

The Herring Center is a busy place while classes are in session. Please remember that there’s a small window of time after a class ends for the next one to get set up. If you are enjoying a conversation with a classmate or instructor, please continue those chats in the lobby.

Deadline October 1! Have an idea for a new course but need to do a little research? OLLI members can receive grants of up to $2000 for costs associated with developing a new course or modifying an existing one. Application forms are available here or on the OLLI bulletin board in the Herring Center.

Have you enjoyed the Straight Talk series, Who Gets to Be an American? Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future? Not able to attend previous sessions, but wish you had? Either way, you can view the full sessions on the Riley Institute Website. Sessions 1 and 2 videos are on the website now. Tickets ($15) are still available for the 3rd session rescheduled for October 1 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are available at the doore an at Eventbrite. If you had already registered for session 3, originally planned for September 13, we still have your name on the list and you do not need to do anything else.

Interested in hiking the most popular trek in Europe? If so, join us for an interest meeting as we explore a possible trip to hike Western Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc. This strenuous hike combines inspiring mountain scenery with cultural vibrancy in the alpine regions of France, Switzerland and Italy and their distinct yet intertwined cultures. The meeting is Wed., October 3 at 12:30 p.m., HC113. If you cannot attend but would like to be included on the list of those interested, please contact Heidi Wright.

OLLI member directories are available in the office for $3 beginning on Monday, October 1.

PARKING UPDATE: Furman is in the process of changing the parking decal process. In the meantime, we have a temporary pass for OLLI members who park away from the Herring Center (PAC, Chapel, Shi Center, etc.). Members who park only in the lots around the Herring Center will not need a temporary pass. They are available in the OLLI office or at our website. Stay tuned for more information. Thank you for your patience.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events. You may sign up for more than two Bonus events, at this time. Sign up in the OLLI office.
BTE1145 Today’s Reverse Mortgages BTE1421 Returning the Favor: Help Students
BTE1408 Bleep! You Can’t Watch That BTE1424 History of Learning in Retirement BTE1414 Pat Conroy’s Reverence for Teaching BTE1428 Benjamin West: American Painting

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Atlanta Civil Rights Trip Signup is still open for this trip which includes visits to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, replete with significant historical sites, Morehead College, and the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum on Friday October 27. Price is $95 which includes transportation, all programs/entrances, lunch and concierge/guide services. Call 864.294.2110 or come by the OLLI Office.

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! October 2, Don Koonce, President of FernCreek Creative and local historian, presents Greenville’s Camp Sevier: The Key to WWI Victory.

All OLLI members who have taken a meditation class or have experience with meditation are invited to join the Open Meditation SIG as we gather and practice meditation. We meet on Mondays, 9:30 -10:30 a.m. in the Vick Seminar Room, HC005. Contact Sigrid Carpenter with questions.

The deadline for submissions for OLLILife, January edition is November 16, 2018.
Poker Anyone? All OLLI members are invited to join Painless Penniless Poker SIG on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m., HC004. The group will play a variety of poker games and while some experience is necessary, all levels are welcome. And penniless means just as it sounds, we are not playing for money – only your pride is on the line! Contact Dave Knox with questions.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman’s Marching Band, The Paladin Regiment, presents its annual Band Extravaganza tonight–Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Enjoy the 2018 Exhibition Show “British Invasion” which explores the music of iconic rock bands of the United Kingdom. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, contact the Furman Band Office or call 864-294-3069.

Furman’s Service of Lessons and Carols presented by the Furman University Chamber Choir and Chamber Alumni Choir on December 9, 2018 at 3:00 or 5:00 p.m. at Daniel Memorial Chapel. The services are free and offered as our musical Christmas gift to the community. Due to limited seating, a TICKET is required for entry. Tickets will be available beginning Monday October 1 at 9:00am. Limit of 4 per person. For tickets call and speak with a Music Office employee: 864-294-2086 or go to Eventbrite .

Hartness Organ Series presents Furman Organist and Professor of Music, Charles Boyd Tompkins, in recital Tue., October 2, 8 p.m. Daniel Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Music Department.

Fall for Greenville is coming October 12-14. Furman is asking for volunteers to help out in the Furman tent. Volunteers would work a minimum of 2 hours and will receive meal tickets for the festival. Wear your purple! Time slots are Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14, Noon – 6 p.m. Interested? Email Theresa Cureton or call her at 864.294.3464.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?
Greenville Shredding and E-waste Recycling Day, Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Facility on 475 Fairforest Way. For more information.

Desegregation in Greenville: The Public Library Story, a presentation by library historian Wayne Wiegand. Wed., Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., Watkins Room, Trone Student Center. The author of a new book about the integration experiences among Southern public libraries, Wiegand will speak to Greenville’s story. Some of the “Greenville 7” and “Greenville 8,” the local high school and college students whose activism resulted in integration, will attend and contribute their stories to this presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Furman University Libraries, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and the Greenville County Public Library.

Enjoy the opening of Textiles: A History of Expression at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts on Friday, October 5, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Along with five other textile artists, OLLI Instructor Alice Schlein will be sharing recent work in handwoven jacquard. Old Brandon Mill, 101 Abney Street, Greenville, SC. The exhibition runs until November 28.

Bippity Boppity Boo: A Princess and Villains Show Bring your little ones in their favorite princess or villain garb to a show featuring your favorite Princesses and Villainesses! Enjoy treats, pictures with your favorite characters, and a sing-a-long performance at Centre Stage on Sat., Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Tickets are $42 for adults, $35 for kids. All children MUST have a ticket. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (864) 233-6733, at the Centre Stage Box Office, or online at Center Stage.

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony presents the 2018 Harvest of Homes Tour, on October 5-6 10:00-4:00 p.m. and October 7, 1:00-4:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Greenville Symphony. Advance tickets $25. For more information visit Greenville Guild or 864.370.0965. Tickets are available in the OLLI Office.

Greenville Chorale Fall Series under the direction of OLLI member, Bing Vick, opens its season on October 20 at 8:00 p.m. with a bluegrass mass and jazz sacred music at the Peace Center. “Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass” will feature the Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band from Gainesville, Georgia. “Duke Ellington Sacred Music” will feature the Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band. OLLI members may purchase a discounted ticket voucher ($32 instead of $40). You then exchange your voucher at the Peace Center Box Office for any seat in the house! Vouchers are available in the OLLI Office.