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August 16, 2019

OLLI NOTES August 16, 2019

The OLLI Office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.

Fall registration continues! Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, course requested). For anyone showing a registered not paid status, you are registered for the course and just need to pay for it.

If you are brand-new member, we will make a nametag for you, which you can pick up at the New Member Orientation OR at your first class. There is no need to make a special trip out to the office for your nametag. Returning OLLI members, please use the nametag you already have.

Class Lottery Reminder: As part of our ongoing effort to enhance and improve the OLLI registration experience, we are testing the use of a priority allocation system with fourteen of our fall courses (listed below). When registering for these courses, you must select the “Request a course” option to be placed in a lottery. The deadline to participate in the lottery is August 19 at 8 a.m. You will be notified by email by 5 p.m. on August 20 to let you know whether you are in the course or on the waitlist. You may choose to register for a backup class, and then drop it if you are randomly selected for the lottery course. Those not randomly selected for the course will be placed on a waitlist and called if a space opens up. The waiting list order will also be set by lottery.
Ever considered teaching an OLLI course? Plan to attend the Instructor Interest meeting on August 23, 3:00 p.m. in HC103.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
PPG1326 Psychological Self Aid and Buddy Care has been cancelled.
HFE556 Spin for All START TIME has been changed and will now be meeting on Mondays from 2 – 3 p.m.
HFE539 AquaZumba DAY has been changed and will now be meeting on Mondays from 9 – 10 a.m.
BTE1483 Course Name Correction: 2 Subjects Combined: Propagation While Pruning and Horizontal Propagation
HFE587 Core Performance will now meet Thursdays, 8:45-10:15 a.m.
ACLM190 Met Opera will now meet Thursdays, 10:45-12:15.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
Join in the Kayaking and More in the Lowcountry trip this September 14-15! Share a Lowcountry nature adventure with fellow OLLI travelers! Over two days a local guide will escort us as we immerse ourselves into some of South Carolina’s best kept secrets. We will kayak the beautiful, black water Wambaw Creek, which offers spectacular birding and wildlife viewing along the banks of abandoned rice fields. The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, SC will provide a unique opportunity as we enjoy a tour with expert guides along with a raptor flying demonstration with a chance to study the natural history of birds of prey. And for those looking for a chance to explore… we will spend time on Morris Island, one of South Carolina’s undeveloped barrier islands located in the mouth of the Charleston Harbor. Home for the night will be the Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/Mt. Pleasant-Isle of Palms. Trip cost is $450 which includes hotel accommodations, transportation (motor coach and ferry), all programs/entrances, three meals (breakfast, one lunch and one dinner). Register now in the OLLI Office.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Register Now for the Straight Talk lecture series, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, which will take place Thursday evenings (6:30-8 p.m.) August 29, September 5 and 12. This year’s series is Nationalist Fervor on the Rise in the U.S. and Europe. The rise in the U.S. and Europe of populist nationalism is considered by many to be the single-most important political development of the 21st century. Join us to learn more. Tickets for OLLI members are $25 for the full series ($35 general public) and $10 for individual sessions ($15 general public). Register online, or call or come by the OLLI Office. For more information about the series and to see speaker bios, visit the Riley Institute Website.

Our OLLI@Furman Baiden Wall Fall 2019 Exhibit will be Sept 9-Oct 11. The theme is “Hello Yellow!”
and offers the challenge of creating images featuring the color yellow. Put on your thinking caps and incorporate yellow in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Submission dates are August 12-30. Please submit only ONE entry. Submission Form available ONLINE

OLLI has a good group of Hand Chime ringers returning to continue ringing with us this year. To build on their excitement, we would like to add additional ringers. If you have music reading ability, we can teach you to ring hand chimes. If enough additional ringers care to join with us, we would consider two ringing groups. Our current group meets on Wednesdays from 12:20 pm-1:20 pm in room HC111. If you are interested in ringing with us, please email Shelden Timmerman. .

The Bowling Sig will resume league play on Mon, Sept 9. The Fall League will last 14 weeks ending on Dec. 9. Teams will be created based on the number of participants. The one time league fee of approximately $140, will be paid the first day of bowling. The league bowls at Bowlero of Greenville (Name change from AMF Star Lanes) located at 740 Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville. Bowling will start at 12:50 p.m. and will conclude after bowling three games. There will be an organizational meeting at 12:30 on Sept 9, followed by league play. New teams are formed each term. If interested contact Michael Halloran.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Furman Fan Fest Saturday, August 17 @ 11:00-12:15 p.m. at Timmons Arena, with football scrimmage following at 1:00 p.m. Find more information HERE.

Come out and support Furman’s Men’s Soccer as they meet Wake Forest on August 18 @ 7 p.m. Stone Stadium. Ticket Information HERE.

WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND GREENVILLE?
The Peace Center has a special offer for seniors for the upcoming performance of the Broadway musical, The Band’s Visit. On Thursday, August 29 at 1 PM, we have a special weekday matinee for The Band’s Visit and offering a special 20% offer for Seniors. Use code SENIOR to save 20% on select seating for the performance. This code can be used in-person, over-the-phone or online by clicking here.

Paris Mountain State Park will hold a School Program Volunteer Training/Orientation on Tues, Aug 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. During the school year, volunteers will share the wonders of nature with 2nd and 5th graders. They can assist students in learning about the creek, lead 2nd graders on a nature hike around Lake Placid, or help with a 5th grade Forest Ecology program. If you are interested in knowing more about this fun volunteer opportunity, contact Jean Blank via email or at 864-239-0110.

Join ReUNITED at Soby’s on Wed, Sept. 4 10 -12:30 p.m., for a conversation with Table 301 founder and United Way board member Carl Sobocinski. Carl will take us through his journey from restaurateur to philanthropist. He will also introduce you to United Way agencies Meals on Wheels, Project Host and Loaves and Fishes. Each one of these agencies will tell you about the role they play in addressing one of Greenville County’s hidden issues: food insecurity. Visit HERE to register. Light lunch will be served.

Greenville Jewish Film Festival Summerfest will present Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles on Aug 25, 2019 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Greenville ONE Building Theater, 2 Washington St, Greenville. This incredible documentary highlights the story of the making of one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals. Visit online for more information.
Science on Tap August 27 6:30-7:45 p.m. @ Coffee Underground, Greenville will present Comparative Psychology: From Honeybees to Horses with Chris Varnon, Professor of Psychology, Converse College. FREE! Come early to purchase beverages or snacks. Follow the LINK for information.

August 9, 2019

OLLI NOTES August 9, 2019
We are looking forward to Fall Registration next week! We will resume regular office hours on Monday, August 12: 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday; 8:30-4 on Fridays. The office number is 864-294-2998.

A Parking Pass Note: We have not received 2019-2020 parking passes from Furman Police as of yet. Notification will go out to all members when they are available for purchase.

You should have received your copy of the Fall 2019 brochure. Fall registration begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 13 for those purchasing course packages and 8 a.m. Thursday, August 15 for all others. Pre-registration runs through Friday, August 9 at 4 p.m. During pre-registration, you can purchase your annual membership and a course package. Pre-registration is not required, but it’s a great way to get those purchases out of the way before course registration. It’s also a great time to make sure you have your user name and password correct. If you have trouble with either of these, please call the OLLI Office at 864-294-2998.

**Please note that we are not able to take credit card orders through the mail or in the office due to Furman network security compliance issues. All orders made via mail or in person must be paid with a check or cash. We strongly encourage everyone to register online. It really is the fastest, easiest way to register for courses, and you can pay by credit card. Staff and volunteers will be in the office this week and next to help you, so if you are unfamiliar with the online registration system, come on in and we can help you through it.

Hints for Computer registration – (www.furman.edu/olli)
Click on “Register for Classes” and enter your user name and password. Your shopping cart will be empty, and you begin shopping by clicking on the grey box stating, “Return to course catalog page.” If the OLLI office assigned your user name, it will be First name.Last name. (If you changed it, or assigned it when creating your account, it may be something different.) Please be reminded that Fall registration requires you to first place the Annual Membership into your cart. Then proceed by adding your package selection (if applicable on August 13). Next, you will be able to select your classes and bonus events by adding them to your cart. If registering for single courses (August 15), you will begin by adding your Annual Membership and then go straight to selecting your classes and bonus events. If you have pre-registered (see above – August 5), you will NOT need to add a membership and/or package when you register for classes.
**Please keep in mind that loading of pages on the website may be slower than normal due to
the high volume of traffic on registration days.**

Class Lottery Reminder: As part of our ongoing effort to enhance and improve the OLLI registration experience, we are testing the use of a priority allocation system with fourteen of our fall courses (listed below). When registering for these courses, you must select the “Request a course” option to be placed in a lottery. The deadline to participate in the lottery is August 19 at 8 a.m. You will be notified by email by 5 p.m. on August 20 to let you know whether you are in the course or on the waitlist. You may choose to register for a backup class, and then drop it if you are randomly selected for the lottery course. Those not randomly selected for the course will be placed on a waitlist and called if a space opens up. The waiting list order will also be set by lottery.
2019 Fall Lottery Courses

CPT363, Intro to iPads
HFE515, Aquacize
HFE525, Beginning Golf
HFE562, Yoga for the Optimal You
HFE580, Pickleball
HFE582, Alexander Technique
HIS664, History of South Carolina
HIS687, Timely Political Events
PAH804, Turkish Delights
PAH851, Tea and Morsels: Mystery and Rhyme
PAH881, Holiday Cooking
RPH900, Jewish History
RPH903, Hebrew Prophets
RPH990, Eight Steps to Happiness II

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPG1326 Psychological Self Aid and Buddy Care has been cancelled.
HFE556 Spin for All START TIME has been changed and will now be meeting on Mondays from 2 – 3 p.m.
HFE539 AquaZumba DAY has been changed and will now be meeting on Mondays from 9 – 10 a.m.
BTE1483 Course Name Correction: 2 Subjects Combined: Propagation While Pruning and Horizontal Propagation

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Join in the Kayaking and More to the Lowcountry trip this September 14-15! Share a Lowcountry nature adventure with fellow OLLI travelers! Over two days a local guide will escort us as we immerse ourselves into some of South Carolina’s best kept secrets. We will kayak the beautiful blackwater Wambaw Creek, which offers spectacular birding and wildlife viewing along the banks of abandoned rice fields. The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, SC will provide a unique opportunity as we enjoy a tour with expert guides along with a raptor flying demonstration with a chance to study the natural history of birds of prey. And for those looking for a chance to explore… we will spend time on Morris Island, one of South Carolina’s undeveloped barrier islands located in the mouth of the Charleston Harbor. Home for the night will be the Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/Mt. Pleasant-Isle of Palms. Trip cost is $450 which includes hotel accommodations, transportation (motor coach and ferry), all programs/entrances, three meals (breakfast, one lunch and one dinner). Register now in the OLLI office or call 864.294.2998.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Register Now for the Straight talk lecture series, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, which will take place Thursday evenings (6:30-8 p.m.) August 29, September 5 and 12. This year’s series is Nationalist Fervor on the Rise in the U.S. and Europe. The rise in the U.S. and Europe of populist nationalism is considered by many to be the single-most important political development of the 21st century. Join us to learn more. Tickets for OLLI members are $25 for the full series ($35 general public) and $10 for individual sessions ($15 general public). Register online, or call or come by the OLLI Office. For more information about the series and to see speaker bios, visit the Riley Institute Website.

Our OLLI@Furman Baiden Wall Fall 2019 Exhibit will be Sept 9-Oct 11. The theme is “Hello Yellow!”
and offers the challenge of creating images featuring the color yellow. Put on your thinking caps and incorporate yellow in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members and staff are invited to submit artwork. Submission dates are August 12-30, 2019. Please submit only ONE entry. NOTE: All 2-dimensional artwork must be matted and framed with a maximum size of 30 inches on any side and ready to hang with wire attached. Quilts and large fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Smaller and free standing items will be displayed in the glass cases.

WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND GREENVILLE?

Submissions accepted through August 31 for the 2019 Carolina Landscape Photography Contest sponsored by the City of Travelers Rest and the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance. Learn more here.
Upstate International presents Salsa at Sunset on August 17, Graham Plaza at the Peace Center.
The annual REALLY GOOD, REALLY BIG, REALLY CHEAP Book Sale is happening at McAlister Square on August 10, 8:30-4:00. Click here for more information.

Theatre On The Move (TOTM), a new theatre group for seniors, by seniors, with seniors, announces their summer performance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Shakespeare classic, in music. The performance is at The TreeHouse, inside the Simpsonville Fine Arts Center, 110 Academy Street, Simpsonville, SC 29681 on August 20, 2:30 p.m. On-street parking is available with additional parking on Park Drive, behind the building. Donations accepted. We invite you to enjoy this recital rendition of a modern take on the Bard, and to consider joining our group. TOTM is changing the way people view and engage seniors by using performing arts and outreach experiences to enrich the lives of older adults. Learn more about Theatre On The Move!

JUNE 7, 2019

OLLI NOTES June 7, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 9:00-3:00 Monday-Friday during the summer. Our number is 864-294-2998.

Do not miss the May edition of OLLILife, which is hot off the press! Pick up a copy in our office or check out our online edition. Thanks to Sue Renault and her team for their wonderful work!

**DEADLINE JUNE 15!** Learn more about your community and find ways to use your skills and experience to make a difference through Senior Leaders Greenville (SLG). A program of OLLI@Furman, SLG builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. The class meets monthly for day-long sessions at locations around Greenville, Sep-May. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply for Class 6. Information is also in the OLLI office. Contact Nancy Kennedy.

Ready for some summer reading? Check out the Marvin Book Nook for a good book or two.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
There’s room for YOU in this summer Friday Bonus Event:
BTE1118 Beginning Western Style Square Dancing, June 21, 2-3:30 p.m.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
SPECIAL EVENT! Curious to learn more about the landscape, culture and people of Iceland? If so, we have a treat for you. Join Furman Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dr. Suresh Muthukrishnan, for a Photographic Journey of Iceland on Thursday, June 20 at 12:05 p.m., HC004. This will be a fun sneak peek at one of our Fall classes and a glimpse of a possible OLLI @ Furman trip to Iceland for summer 2020. Please feel free to bring your lunch and learn more about this interesting part of our world.

OLLI Crabtree Room Fall 2019 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject matter OPEN, Hanging display September 4. Submissions due by August 1. Email ONE submission per artist to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Emailed photo should be no larger than 2000mp on the long side.

What’s Going at Furman?
Furman’s Music By the Lake Summer Concert Series will feature “The Greatest Generation” with the Poinsett Wind Symphony on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium. All concerts in the series are FREE! Visit the Music Department website for more information.

The Furman Psychology Department is looking for more volunteers to participate in our newest study! We are taking a look at adults’ opinions about interpersonal interactions through an online survey that only takes about 30 minutes to complete. Sessions will take place in the Herring Center Computer Lab on June 12 from 12-1 p.m. Spaces are limited! Please email Monika S if you are interested in participating!

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Greenville Theater will present Catch Me If You Can on May 31 – June 1, June 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 (Thurs, Fri, Sat) at and 8 p.m. June 2, 9, 16 & 23 (Sunday) at 3 p.m. A fantastic Broadway musical! This high-flying musical comedy follows the riveting true story of a con artist seeking fame and fortune with nothing more than charm, imagination and millions in forged checks. Visit ONLINE for tickets and information.

By popular demand on Sat, June 8 9-12 p.m., Greenville County Historical Society is pleased to announce an exclusive opportunity to obtain a copy of Jerry Powell’s memoir, My Childhood Memories of Growing Up in Greenville, SC in the 1940s and 50s. A limited number of books will be available for sale ($15) and signing by the author at the Historical Society’s new location, 100 Lavinia Avenue. Stop by to share stories, pick up this fantastic book, and enjoy light refreshments!

Warehouse Theater will present Pride and Prejudice on June 7-29. Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent new adaptation. Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Salsa at Sunset, on June 8 at Graham Plaza in front of the Peace Center fountains, Greenville, SC. Open to the public; a FREE Upstate International event with the support of Piedmont Natural Gas. Group salsa lesson at 6:00; live Latin bands and dancing from 7:00 to 10:00. Marcel Portilla Band will return for this program.

Peace Center Volunteer Training will be held on June 11 at 6:00 p.m. Love the performing arts, helping others, and our community? Are you enthusiastic, proactive, and punctual? Then join the Peace Center team providing world class service to all patrons. For more information, Email or signup HERE

Driving Miss Daisy presented by Centre Stage on June 13-30. Shows run Thursday-Sunday 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the box office at (864) 233-6733 on Tues-Fri. from 2-6 p.m. or online at the website here. OLLI members receive a $5 ticket discount!
Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival – It’s Revolutionary! | June 14-23 | Duel wits with Alexander Hamilton. Debate democracy with Andrew Jackson. Witness the end of Camelot with Jackie Kennedy. Struggle for human rights with Malcolm X. And like Hamilton’s women be a part of the story. Evening Outdoor shows at 7:30p at Greenville Tech: Hamilton (Fri 6/14 & Fri 6/21) – Jackson (Sat 6/15 & Sun Jun 23) – Jackie Kennedy (Sun 6/16) – Malcolm X (Sat 6/22.) In Falls Park Hamilton (Tue 6/19 at 7:30p.) In Trailblazer Park TR Jackie (Wed 6/20 at 8pm.) Daytime Indoor shows: Mon-Thu at 11:30am and Sat & Sun at 2pm (both weekends.) Call 244-1499 or visit HistoryComesAlive.org All Free!
GLOW Lyric Theater Summer Festival beginning July 17 will include the hilarious musical comedy Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the timeless classic My Fair Lady, and the most famous opera of all, Carmen. GLOW is an innovative leader in the fusion of opera, operetta and musical theatre OLLI students can use the code “OLLI” to receive $5 off on any tickets purchased for the season! Performances will be held at the Warehouse Theater. Visit ONLINE for more information.

May 31,2019

OLLI NOTES May 31, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 9:00-3:00 Monday-Friday during the summer. Our number is 864-294-2998.

**Monday and Tuesday, June 3-4, there will be multiple high school graduations held at Timmons Arena. Traffic will be dense with little to no parking near the Herring Center These are not good days to drop by the office and SIGs will not be meeting at the Herring Center during these days.** (See Course Announcements below for class location changes those days).

Summer Registration continues! Register online or in the OLLI office. The brochure is on the website and in the office. Pick up one for yourself and a few more to share with friends and neighbors. Classes are just $35 and there is no membership fee. It is a great time to encourage a friend to try OLLI. **NOTE: Monday, June 3 is the last day to drop a course and get a refund.**
Do not miss the May edition of OLLILife, which is hot off the press! Check out our online edition and be sure to thank Sue Renault and her team for their wonderful work!

**DEADLINE JUNE 15!** Learn more about your community and find ways to use your skills and experience to make a difference through Senior Leaders Greenville (SLG). A program of OLLI@Furman, SLG builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. The class meets monthly for day-long sessions at locations around Greenville, Sep-May. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply for Class 6. Information is also in the OLLI office. Contact Nancy Kennedy.

Ready for some summer reading? Check out the Marvin Book Nook for a good book or two.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Due to parking issues on June 4, the following classes will be moved for 1 week only:
Guitar IV Tues., June 4 (9 a.m.) Chapel Conference Room
Core Performance Tues., June 4 (10 a.m.) Woodlands – Camellia Room
Touring Britain and Europe via Helicopter Tues., June 4 (10 a.m.) Woodlands – Rose Room
Beginning Poker Tues., June 4 (1 p.m.) Woodlands – Rose Room
Let’s Get Fit Tues., June 4 (1 p.m.) Woodlands – Camellia Room

BTE1128 West African Rhythms and Drumming, has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

There’s room for YOU in these summer Friday Bonus Events:
BTE1118 Beginning Western Style Square Dancing, June 21, 2-3:30 p.m.
BTE1188 A Photographer’s Guide to Roan Mountain, June 7, 7:00a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
BTE1197 Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, June 7, 10:30-11:45 a.m

OLLI HAPPENINGS
OLLI Crabtree Room Fall 2019 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject matter OPEN, Hanging display September 4. Submissions due by August 1. Email ONE submission per artist to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Emailed photo should be no bigger than 2000mp on the long side.

What’s Going at Furman?
Furman’s Music By the Lake Summer Concert Series will feature “Go West, Young Man!” with the Carolina Youth Symphony on Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Amphitheater (No rain location.) All concerts in the series are FREE! Visit the Music Department website for more information.

Help a Furman student with her summer research! For this research study we will be looking to see if a correlation exists between traits of mindfulness and quality of life. We hope to measure mindfulness, and quality of life by giving elderly populations questionnaires assessing these traits. After we complete this research we intend to have a presentation that would allow participants and others to see the results of the experiment. https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eCH04U3KUTsuWRn

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Hands & Hearts For Haiti will be held Saturday, June 1, 6:30-10 p.m. at ZEN in downtown Greenville. Join Us in eliminating childhood malnutrition in Haiti! Dining, Dancing, Drinks, Games, and More! Visit website link to purchase tickets and for more information.
OLLI @ Clemson will host Antique Fair on the Green at Patrick Square on Fri., Jun 7, Noon-7 p.m. and Sat., Jun 8 10-5 p.m. Free. Contact OLLI@Clemson for info.

Calling all Golfers! Hands of Kindness Children’s Ministry will host its 7th annual golf tournament at Furman on Friday, June 7. Proceeds go to support the ministry, which works with orphaned and vulnerable children in Koreng, Uganda. Please visit the website for details and more information.

Salsa at Sunset, on June 8 at Graham Plaza in front of the Peace Center fountains, Greenville, SC. Open to the public; a FREE Upstate International event with the support of Piedmont Natural Gas. Group salsa lesson at 6:00; live Latin bands and dancing from 7:00 to 10:00.Marcel Portilla Band will return for this program.

Peace Center Volunteer Training will be held on June 11 at 6:00 p.m. Love the performing arts, helping others, and our community? Are you enthusiastic, proactive, and punctual? Then join the Peace Center team providing world class service to all patrons. For more information, Email or signup HERE

Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival – It’s Revolutionary! | June 14-23 | Duel wits with Alexander Hamilton. Debate democracy with Andrew Jackson. Witness the end of Camelot with Jackie Kennedy. Struggle for human rights with Malcolm X. And like Hamilton’s women be a part of the story. Evening Outdoor shows at 7:30p at Greenville Tech: Hamilton (Fri 6/14 & Fri 6/21) – Jackson (Sat 6/15 & Sun Jun 23) – Jackie Kennedy (Sun 6/16) – Malcolm X (Sat 6/22.) In Falls Park Hamilton (Tue 6/19 at 7:30p.) In Trailblazer Park TR Jackie (Wed 6/20 at 8pm.) Daytime Indoor shows: Mon-Thu at 11:30am and Sat & Sun at 2pm (both weekends.) Call 244-1499 or visit HistoryComesAlive.org All Free!
GLOW Lyric Theater Summer Festival beginning July 17 will include the hilarious musical comedy Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the timeless classic My Fair Lady, and the most famous opera of all, Carmen. GLOW is an innovative leader in the fusion of opera, operetta and musical theatre. Enjoy a $25 discount on all three shows! Performances will be held at the Warehouse Theater. Visit ONLINE for more information.

May 24, 2019

OLLI NOTES May 24, 2019
The OLLI@Furman Office will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday. The OLLI Office is open 9:00-3:00 Monday-Friday during the summer. Our number is 864-294-2998.

It’s not too late to thank Furman for outstanding and generous support of FULIR and OLLI with your financial gift to the OLLI Faculty Enrichment Fund. This endowed fund will provide income to award research 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. Forms and envelopes are also available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

Summer Registration continues! Register online or in the OLLI office. The brochure is on the website and in the office. Pick up one for yourself and a few more to share with friends and neighbors. Classes are just $35 and there is no membership fee. It is a great time to encourage a friend to try OLLI. Looking for a summer class? Spaced is still available in many of them, including
ACM200 Writers Revise and Rewrite
HFE565 The Mysterious Miracle of Meaningful Motion in Humans
PAH872 The Elephant Hour
PHO1628 Basic DSLR in the Field

**Deadline Tuesday, May 28!**It’s Evaluation Time! Please take a few minutes to provide helpful feedback on your Spring Term Courses. Click on one of the following links to take your survey; you will need to take a different survey for each course.

General Course Evaluation: Link
Hobbies, Art and Music Course Evaluation: Link
Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation: Link

Our Lost and Found is bursting at the seams. Come check to see if you recognize anything.

Read and Explore Update! We hope our members enjoy the book selection this year. If you have finished with your copy of The Last Castle please return to the OLLI office.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACM204 Chamber and Piano Works has been cancelled for the Summer term.

There’s room for YOU in these summer Friday Bonus Events:
BTE1128 West African Rhythms and Drumming, June 14, 1-3 p.m.
BTE1118 Beginning Western Style Square Dancing, June 21, 2-3:30 p.m.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
**DEADLINE JUNE 15!** Learn more about your community and find ways to use your skills and experience to make a difference through Senior Leaders Greenville (SLG). A program of OLLI@Furman, SLG builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. The class meets monthly for day-long sessions at locations around Greenville, September-May. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply for Class 6. Information is also available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.
OLLI Crabtree Room Fall 2019 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject matter OPEN, Hanging display September 4. Submissions due by August 1. Email ONE submission per artist to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Emailed photo should be no bigger than 2000mp on the long side.
What’s Going at Furman?
Furman’s Music By the Lake Summer Concert Series will feature Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Amphitheater (No rain location.) All concerts in the series are FREE! Visit the Music Department website for more information.

Help a Furman student with her summer research! For this research study we will be looking to see if a correlation exists between traits of mindfulness and quality of life. We hope to measure mindfulness, and quality of life by giving elderly populations questionnaires assessing these traits. After we complete this research we intend to have a presentation that would allow participants and others to see the results of the experiment. https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eCH04U3KUTsuWRn

Furman Mathematics will present Dr. David Perry, Cryptological Mathematician with the N.S.A. on Tuesday, May 28, The Coming of Enigma and Wednesday, May 29 The Cracking of Enigma both at 5:00 p.m. in Riley Hall, Furman University. Dr. Perry will be speaking on the Enigma cryptodevice used during WWII.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Enjoy a Spoleto Concert preview! Clarinetist, Cecilia Kang serves on the faculty at Furman University, while clarinetist, Kyra Zhang serves on the faculty at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and pianist, Lisa Kiser serves on the faculty at Anderson University. This ensemble will present a concert at the Carolina Music Museum on Tues, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Visit online link for information.

Science on TAP! Join this FREE discussion forum to learn about recent discoveries in science and technology. Held the last Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Coffee Underground in Greenville, the meeting May 28 will feature Paul Dawson, Clemson University discussing Double Dipping and Other Disgusting Habits. Come early to place your coffee or beer order!

Are you a male and a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease? The Greenville Area Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce the first Men’s-Only Support Group. The group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm, but unlike a “typical” support group meeting, they meet for a dinner/social-support gathering at the Palmetto Ale House (103 E Beacon Dr, Shoeless Joe Jackson Room, Greenville). It’s just men—you can relax and just shoot the breeze with each other. Participants must RSVP one day prior to the dinner to Adam Olson, facilitator (864-329-1200 or aolson@arborcompany.com), in order to reserve a seat at the table.

Hands & Hearts For Haiti will be held Saturday, June 1, 6:30-10 p.m. at ZEN in downtown Greenville. Join Us in eliminating childhood malnutrition in Haiti! Dining, Dancing, Drinks, Games, and More! Visit website link to purchase tickets and for more information.
OLLI @ Clemson will host Antique Fair on the Green at Patrick Square on Fri., Jun 7, Noon-7 p.m. and Sat., Jun 8 10-5 p.m. Free. Contact OLLI@Clemson for info.

Calling all Golfers! Hands of Kindness Children’s Ministry will host its 7th annual golf tournament at Furman on Friday, June 7. Proceeds go to support the ministry, which works with orphaned and vulnerable children in Koreng, Uganda. Please visit the website for details and more information.

Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival – It’s Revolutionary! | June 14-23 | Duel wits with Alexander Hamilton. Debate democracy with Andrew Jackson. Witness the end of Camelot with Jackie Kennedy. Struggle for human rights with Malcolm X. And like Hamilton’s women be a part of the story. Evening Outdoor shows at 7:30p at Greenville Tech: Hamilton (Fri 6/14 & Fri 6/21) – Jackson (Sat 6/15 & Sun Jun 23) – Jackie Kennedy (Sun 6/16) – Malcolm X (Sat 6/22.) In Falls Park Hamilton (Tue 6/19 at 7:30p.) In Trailblazer Park TR Jackie (Wed 6/20 at 8pm.) Daytime Indoor shows: Mon-Thu at 11:30am and Sat & Sun at 2pm (both weekends.) Call 244-1499 or visit HistoryComesAlive.org All Free!

May 3, 2019

OLLI NOTES May 3, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30-5 Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. Our number is 864-294-2998.

The Summer 2019 Brochure is available ONLINE and in the OLLI office. Registration for the summer term begins May 7. *BROCHURE CORRECTION* HFE589 Lets Get Fit will be held 1-2:00 p.m.

The stage is set for OLLI to celebrate another great year at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tues, May 21 at Timmons Arena. We will recognize incoming and outgoing Council members and of course, enjoy time with OLLI members before the summer is upon us. Doors open at 11:30 for fellowship (cash bar available). Enjoy a buffet lunch at noon including signature spinach salad with strawberries, grilled salmon, roasted chicken, three cheese polenta cake, seasonal vegetables, herb roasted potatoes, rolls and a selection of pies for dessert! Dress is casual. Sign up in the OLLI office for just $20 by Wednesday, May 15. Please notify Heidi Wright of any dietary restrictions. This is a limited run event, so sign up today!

The Furman University Dining Hall will be closed following lunch service on Tues., May 7. The Dining Hall will reopen on Wed., May 15. The Paladen, the Paddock, the Library Café, and the Bread and Bowl will close at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 for the summer. Visit HERE for hours and menus.

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate for Council openings to be voted on at the Spring Luncheon on May 21: President-Elect/VP Membership: David Johnson; Members at Large: Paulette Payne and Justin Smith, and filling an unexpired two year term as Member at Large: Cheryl Cotner. Thank you to Sally Bornmueller, VP/President Elect/Nominating Committee Chair and her committee for their work in putting this slate together, and thank you to the nominees who said “yes” when the committee asked!

OLLI Appreciates Its Volunteers! Volunteers are the heart and soul of our OLLI program. Have you ever been a class liaison, taught a class, coordinated a bonus event, helped with social events, greeted new OLLI members, moved chairs, set up coffee, helped people register their cars, or helped stock the Book Nook? You are one of 800+ OLLI volunteers we truly appreciate and want to recognize! Please stop by the OLLI office to pick up your “V” sticker for your name tag which identifies you as a much Valued Volunteer in our OLLI community! If you are interested in getting engaged as an OLLI volunteer, please contact OLLI Volunteer Chairman, Kathy Roed.

Learn more about your community and find ways to use your skills and experience to make a difference through Senior Leaders Greenville (SLG). A program of OLLI@Furman, SLG builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. The class meets monthly for day-long sessions at locations around Greenville, September-May. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply for Class 6. Information is also available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
There is room in these Bonus Events for YOU on Friday, May 10!
BTE1474 An Introduction to Aruyeda, 12:30 p.m.             BTE1475 Taking Care of Our Vets, 1:00 p.m.
BTE1472 Behind the Scenes of Chautauqua, 10:00 a.m.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join in our Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where 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! On May 7, enjoy What’s New at Lockheed Martin, Greenville with Mike Fox, L.M. Site Director and General Manager.

OLLI Hand Chime group will present a mini-concert on Wednesday, May 15 at 12:20 p.m. in the Herring Center Manly Lobby. Our eleven hand chime ringers will play pieces to show what they have learned over three semesters of rehearsals. Bring your lunch and enjoy!

Art Appreciation Opportunity! Cathryn Rice’s OLLI Acrylics Class will have an Art Showing at the White Rabbit T.R. during the month of May. An artist reception will be held on Fri, May 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman’s Social Cognition and Aging Lab is conducting a new study about how individuals of different ages and cultures define emotion words. At this time, we are seeking participants 60-80 years of age. This study is an online survey that you can complete from your own home. The survey is expected to take 30-50 minutes to complete and results will be compared to results collected in Germany. You will be compensated for your participation. If you are interested in participating, please follow the link to email Madi Nichols .

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Come to a special First Friday in honor of GCCA’s Anniversary Celebration, celebrating 4 years of GCCA on May 3, 6-9 PM. Enjoy the Art School Open House, learn about classes, and register to receive 10% off tuition! Also view work in the Main Gallery from the After Nature exhibit, meet the studio artists, buy local art, make & take a free kid’s art activity, and explore new works in the Community Gallery. Plan to grab a piece of cake and join us for this exciting celebration! Find more information HERE.

Support students while enjoying the Arts! Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Spring Choral Concert, May 3, 7:30 p.m., Daniel Chapel, Furman University Music Departments presents the Cantus Chamber Choir and the Governor’s School Choir, featuring 90 young musicians. Also featured will be Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” FREE!

Governor’s School Drama Production: Twelfth Night May 5, 2 p.m., SCGSAH Sakas Theatre, 15 University Street, Greenville, SC 29601. The Drama Department is known for alumni who have become well-known Broadway, film, and TV actors. FREE. Reservations for Twelfth Night are required, call 864.282.3737

Don’t Miss the Rummage and Bake Sale benefitting The Glassy Mountain Fire Department Sat, May 4, 8a.m. – Noon @ the Beaver Dam Fire Station, 315 Beaver Dam Road, Travelers Rest, S.C.

Celebrate Upstate Shakespeare Festival’s (USF) 25th Anniversary! Learn about the upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet. Wed., May 8, 7-8 p.m. join USF actors and Shakespeare lecturer Dr. Mary Hiles for a lively presentation on the world’s greatest romantic drama. Registration required via Email or call 527-9293.

The Navy League Event planned on May 7, 2019, previously mentioned here has been cancelled.

Join Chautauqua’s Larry Bounds Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm to discuss Andrew Jackson, Champion of the Common Man (not, of course, to include women, slaves or Native Americans.) Hughes Main Library, Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit FREE!

Volunteer Call for Habitat for Humanity’s 3rd Annual Joe Barron Golf Classic on May 16 at Green Valley Country Club. Habitat is seeking volunteers to help in a number of different capacities. Contact Noel Pagan.

Love Rock and Roll Piano? Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concert with J. Roddy Walston & the Business on May 17, Purchase tickets for $25 at the Bon Secours Arena Box Office.

Join Centre Stage for what has been dubbed “The greatest comedy ever written” as “Noises Off” takes the mainstage with a unique stage configuration which thrusts you into the action of the play taking a look at the follies of theatre actors. May 9 – 25, 2019 Thurs. – Sat. 8p.m. and Sun. 3 p.m. Tickets are $27 and all seats are reserved. Purchase by calling (864) 233-6733, at the Box Office on Tuesdays – Fridays from 2-6 p.m, or online.

OLLI NOTES April 26, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30-5 Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. Our number is 864-294-2998.

The Summer 2019 Brochure is available to view ONLINE and in the OLLI office. Registration for the Summer term will be May 7. * BROCHURE CORRECTION* HFE589 Lets Get Fit will be held 1-2:00 p.m.

Thinking of offering a class in the Fall 19 term? Please note that Course Proposal Forms are due on May 1.

The stage is set for OLLI to celebrate another great year at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 21 at Timmons Arena. We will recognize incoming and outgoing Council members and of course, enjoy time with OLLI members before the summer is upon us. Doors open at 11:30 for fellowship (cash bar available). Enjoy a buffet lunch at noon including signature spinach salad with strawberries, grilled salmon, roasted chicken, three cheese polenta cake, seasonal vegetables, herb roasted potatoes, rolls and a selection of pies for dessert! Dress is casual. Sign up in the OLLI office for just $20 by Wednesday, May 15. Please notify Heidi Wright of any dietary restrictions. This is a limited run event, so sign up today!

The Furman University Dining Hall will be closed following lunch service on Tues., May 7. The Dining Hall service will reopen on Wed., May 15.

Shred Day sponsored by the Better Business Bureau on April 27, 8-11 a.m. @ 408 N. Church St. Greenville. You may bring 3 small boxes or plastic bags, also accepting old technology/electronics for disposal.

Tuesday, April 30 is Dins Day! What’s a Din? That’s short for Paladin, Furman’s mascot. Dins Day is a day of celebration here at Furman. Show your Paladin Pride and wear your purple! You will also have an opportunity to make a gift to the OLLI Faculty Enrichment Fund, which supports Furman professors and student research and brings new programming to OLLI. Watch your inbox on Tuesday for details.

Learn more about your community and find ways to use your skills and experience to make a difference through Senior Leaders Greenville (SLG). A program of OLLI@Furman, SLG builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. The class meets monthly for day-long sessions at locations around Greenville, September-May. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply for Class 6. Information is also available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
ONLY 2 spots left, be sure to sign up before this adventure closes!! OLLI @ Furman has teamed up with Road Scholar to offer one of their most popular programs – The Women of Appalachia: Traditions, Stories and Song, Sun, Oct. 6 – Fri, Oct. 11, 2019. This unique opportunity exploring the history behind the women who made their mark in the culture of Appalachia while enjoying Lake Junaluska’s Lambuth Inn. View the program overview or the detailed itinerary. Trip Rates and Registration: $949/person double occupancy (single supplement, $1,109) Register with a $100 deposit by calling 800-454-5768, reference program number #22829PCR and be sure to let them know you are with OLLI @ Furman University. Registration Deadline: May 3, 2019. Contact Heidi Wright with questions

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join in our Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where 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! On April 30, enjoy Clemson, USC, GHS, and Furman: Meeting the Nursing Shortage Together with Brenda Thames, executive Vice President of Prisma & Provost of the Health Sciences Center.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Music Lovers! The Furman Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and Oratorio Chorus will present a concert Friday, April 26, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The spring Oratorio, “Fauré Requiem, and Bizet L’Arlésienne Suites” is a Sound Quality Concert Series event presented by the Furman Department of Music. Tickets are $10 for seniors. Tickets at the door or through Eventbrite. For information, contact Furman Music.

Hit the Links! Furman Women’s Basketball presents the 9th Annual Golf Tournament on May 3. Registration at 10a.m. with a shotgun start at 11a.m at the Furman University Golf Course. Cost is $125 and includes golf, driving range, meals, beverage cart, and awards. Sponsorships available. All proceeds go to Furman Women’s Basketball. Email Rob Carson for more information.

Furman’s Social Cognition and Aging Lab is conducting a new study about how individuals of different ages and cultures define emotion words. At this time, we are seeking participants 60-80 years of age. This study is an online survey that you can complete from your own home. The survey is expected to take from 30-50 minutes for completion and results will be compared to results collected in Germany. You will be compensated for your participation. If you are interested in participating, please email Madi Nichols.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
The Greenville County Library is offering a free event series called Rhythm & Rhymes: A Music & Poetry Series. Tue, Apr 30, 6:30-7:30pm, Hughes Main Library Dr. John Akers performs the music beloved by poet, Carl Sandburg on the Spanish guitar and recites his guitar-inspired writings. Email or call 527-9293 to register.

Spring Has Sprung! Greater Greenville Master Gardener’s Annual Plant Sale on Sat, April 27, 8a.m.-Noon at Roper Mountain Science Center. Visit ONLINE for a list of plants available. Prize raffle will be held.

Join in the Mutt Strut benefitting the Greenville Human Society on April 27, 8:30 a.m. Register HERE

Be a part of Peace & Conflict Resolution! Rotary Club of Greenville is hosting a conference event on
Fri, May 3, 8:30-4:30 p.m. to inspire people to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner. $45/includes lunch, $35 for Rotary members. Be a part of the solution and register HERE! For more information contact Rotary.

On Sat, May 4, 11am-4pm, Foothills Family Resources, which helps people in northern Greenville County move from crisis to self-sufficiency, will host the 18th Annual Strawberry Festival in Slater, S.C. The festival has food, arts & crafts, face-painting, children’s art, magic, clowns, and the best strawberry shortcake! Come join in the fun and support a worthy cause! For info, contact Jean Blank at 239-0110.

Volunteer Call for Habitat for Humanity’s 3rd Annual Joe Barron Golf Classic on May 16 at Green Valley Country Club. Habitat is seeking volunteers to help in a number of different capacities. Contact Noel Pagan.

Celebrate Upstate Shakespeare Festival’s (USF) 25th Anniversary! Learn about the upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet. Wed., May 8, 7-8 p.m. join USF actors and Shakespeare lecturer Dr. Mary Hiles for a lively presentation on the world’s greatest romantic drama. Registration required via Email or call 527-9293.

Come to a special First Friday in honor of GCCA’s Anniversary Celebration, celebrating 4 years of GCCA on May 3, 6-9 PM. Enjoy the Art School Open House, learn about classes, and register to receive 10% off tuition! Also view work in the Main Gallery from the After Nature exhibit, meet the studio artists, buy local art, make & take a free kid’s art activity, and explore new works in the Community Gallery. Plan to grab a piece of cake and join us for this exciting celebration!

Don’t Miss the Rummage and Bake Sale benefitting The Glassy Mountain Fire Department Sat, May 4, 8a.m. – Noon @ the Beaver Dam Fire Station, 315 Beaver Dam Road, Travelers Rest, S.C.

Navy League Event Our May 7, 2019, dinner program at the Poinsett Club in Greenville will feature speaker LCDR Bob Overturf, USN (ret.). LCDR Overturf was an officer aboard the US Navy guided missile destroyer USS Cole in 2000, when it was attacked by al-Qaeda in the Yemen port of Aden and nearly sunk. This is an unusual opportunity to hear a first-hand account of a devastating event that marked the beginning of the War on Terror. Tickets are $33, including dinner. For details and reservation information, please email here.

Join Chautauqua’s Larry Bounds Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm to discuss Andrew Jackson, Champion of the Common Man (not, of course, to include women, slaves or Native Americans.) Hughes Main Library, Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit Free!

OLLI @ Clemson will host Antique Fair on the Green at Patrick Square on Fri., Jun 7, Noon-7 p.m. and Sat., Jun 8 10-5 p.m. Free. Callout for vendors and attendees! Contact OLLI@Clemson for info

April 18, 2019

OLLI NOTES April 18, 2019
The OLLI Office will be closed for the Furman Spring Holiday on Friday, April 19.

The Summer 2019 Brochure is now available to view ONLINE

***On Wednesday, April 24 Furman will host Special Olympics on campus. Due to traffic and parking issues, most OLLI classes have been canceled that day (unless your class has discussed alternate plans). Announcements have been made in class and we will send reminder emails. The classes that WILL meet are: all 3:15 p.m. classes in the Herring Center, Carolina’s Lost Communities 10:45 a.m. at Daniel Recital Hall and The Constitution 1:30 p.m. at Daniel Recital Hall. Reminder for those meeting in Daniel Recital Hall – you will need to enter the campus from the front gate off of Poinsett Highway. Thank you for understanding as Furman helps celebrate these Special Olympians.***

OLLI Spring Directories are available in the OLLI Office for $3.

The stage is set for OLLI to celebrate another great year at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 21 at Timmons Arena. We will recognize incoming and outgoing Council members and of course, enjoy time with OLLI members before the summer is upon us. Doors open at 11:30 for fellowship (cash bar available). Enjoy a buffet lunch at noon including signature spinach salad with strawberries, grilled salmon, roasted chicken, three cheese polenta cake, seasonal vegetables, herb roasted potatoes, rolls and a selection of pies for dessert! Dress is casual. Sign up in the OLLI office for just $20 by Wednesday, May 15. Please notify Heidi Wright of any dietary restrictions. This is a limited run event, so sign up today!

New to Greenville and interested in learning more about your new hometown? Lived here a long time but ready to find a way to contribute? Senior Leaders Greenville (SLG) is for you! A program of OLLI@Furman, SLG builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. The class meets monthly for day-long sessions at locations around Greenville, September-May. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply for Class 6. Brochures and applications are available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

Thinking of offering a class in the Fall 19 term? Please note that Course Proposal Forms are due on May 1.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
5 spots left, be sure to register!! OLLI @ Furman has teamed up with Road Scholar to offer designated space on one of their most popular programs – The Women of Appalachia: Traditions, Stories and Song, Sunday, Oct. 6 – Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. This unique opportunity exploring the history behind the women who made their mark in the culture of Appalachia while enjoying Lake Junaluska’s Lambuth Inn. View the program overview or the detailed itinerary. Trip Rates and Registration: $949/person double occupancy (single supplement, $1,109) Register with a $100 deposit by calling 800-454-5768, reference program number #22829PCR and be sure to let them know you are with OLLI @ Furman University. Registration Deadline: May 3, 2019. Contact Heidi Wright with questions.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join in our Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where 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! On April 23, enjoy Pro Soccer to Arrive in Greenville: Who, What, Why and When with Joe Irwin, Chairman.

The Space Exploration SIG will meet on the second Friday of the month during the Spring term in HC 105 at 1 p.m. Come get updates on current activity in space exploration. Contact Bill Bradshaw with questions.

The Talkin’ Baseball SIG has been cancelled for the remainder of the Spring Term.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Support Furman Paladin Sports currently in season! A full schedule and tickets can be found ONLINE here.

Music Lovers! The Furman Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and Oratorio Chorus will present a concert Friday, April 26, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The spring Oratorio, “Fauré Requiem, and Bizet L’Arlésienne Suites” is a Sound Quality Concert Series event presented by the Furman Department of Music. Tickets are $10 for seniors. Tickets at the door or through Eventbrite. For information, contact Furman Music.

Hit the Links! Furman Women’s Basketball presents the 9th Annual Golf Tournament on May 3. Registration at 10a.m. with a shotgun start at 11a.m at the Furman University Golf Course. Cost is $125 and includes golf, driving range, meals, beverage cart, and awards. Sponsorships available. All proceeds go to Furman Women’s Basketball. Email Rob Carson for more information.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
The Greenville County Library is offering an exciting and free event series called Rhythm & Rhymes: A Music & Poetry Series. Thu, Apr 18, 6:30p-7:30pm • Five Forks Library. The Greenville Jazz Collective performs live music with poet, Martha Mims. Experience the interplay between the music of poetry and the language of music. Tue, Apr 30 • 6:30p-7:30p • Hughes Main Library Dr. John Akers performs the music beloved by poet, Carl Sandburg on the Spanish guitar and recites his guitar-inspired writings. Email or call 527-9293 to register.

Spring Has Sprung! Greater Greenville Master Gardener’s Annual Plant Sale to be held Sat, April 27, 8a.m.-Noon at the Roper Mountain Science Center. Visit ONLINE for a list of plants available. Raffle will be held for plant or garden art.

Join in the Mutt Strut benefitting the Greenville Human Society on April 27, 8:30 a.m. Register HERE

On Sat, May 4, 11am-4pm, Foothills Family Resources, which helps people in northern Greenville County move from crisis to self-sufficiency, will host the 18th Annual Strawberry Festival in Slater, S.C. The festival has food, arts & crafts, face-painting, children’s art, magic, clowns, and the best strawberry shortcake! Come join in the fun and support a worthy cause! For info, contact Jean Blank at 239-0110.

Celebrate Upstate Shakespeare Festival’s (USF) 25th Anniversary! Learn about USF’s upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet. On Wednesday, May 8, 7-8:00 p.m. join USF actors and Shakespeare lecturer Dr. Mary Hiles for a lively presentation on the world’s greatest romantic drama. Registration required. Email or call 527-9293 to register.

Be a part of Peace & Conflict Resolution! Rotary Club of Greenville is hosting a conference event on Fri, May 3, 8:30-4:30 p.m. to inspire people to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner. $45/includes lunch, $35 for Rotary members. Be a part of the solution and register HERE! For more information contact Rotary.

Volunteer Call for Habitat for Humanity’s 3rd Annual Joe Barron Golf Classic on May 16 at Green Valley Country Club. Habitat is seeking volunteers to help in a number of different capacities. Contact Noel Pagan for more information.

Don’t Miss the Rummage and Bake Sale benefitting The Glassy Mountain Fire Department Sat, May 4, 8a.m.- Noon @ the Beaver Dam Fire Station, 315 Beaver Dam Road, Travelers Rest, S.C.

OLLI @ Clemson will host Antique Fair on the Green at Patrick Square on Fri., Jun 7, Noon-7 p.m. and Sat., Jun 8 10-5 p.m. Free. Callout for vendors and attendees! Contact OLLI@Clemson for info.

April 12, 2019

OLLI NOTES April 12, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30-5 Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. Our number is 864-294-2998.

OLLI Spring Directories are available in the OLLI Office for $3.

The OLLI Office will be closed for the Good Friday Holiday next Friday, April 19.

On Wednesday, April 24 Furman will host Special Olympics on campus. Due to traffic and parking issues, most OLLI classes have been canceled that day (unless your class has discussed alternate plans). Announcements have been made in class and we will be sending reminder emails. The classes that WILL meet are: all 3:15 p.m. classes in the Herring Center, Carolina’s Lost Communities 10:45 a.m. at Daniel Recital Hall and The Constitution 1:30 p.m. at Daniel Recital Hall. Reminder for those meeting in Daniel Recital Hall – you will need to enter the campus from the front gate off of Poinsett Highway. Thank you for understanding as Furman helps celebrate these Special Olympians.

Want to learn more about your community and your place in it? Apply now for Class 6 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program at OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply. Brochures and applications are available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

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, Sally Bornmueller – President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Kathy Roed – Volunteer Chair, John Bissell, Steve Davis, and Cathy Dwyer. The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2019-20 Council: VP/President Elect and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to Sally Bornmueller

Instructors and others looking to offer a class for the Fall 19 term, please note that Course Proposal Forms are due on May 1.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
5 spots left, be sure to register!! OLLI @ Furman has teamed up with Road Scholar to offer designated space on one of their most popular programs – The Women of Appalachia: Traditions, Stories and Song, Sunday, Oct. 6 – Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. This unique opportunity exploring the history behind the women who made their mark in the culture of Appalachia while enjoying Lake Junaluska’s Lambuth Inn. View the program overview or view the detailed itinerary. Trip Rates and Registration: $949/person double occupancy (single supplement, $1,109) Register with a $100 deposit by calling 800-454-5768, reference program number #22829PCR and be sure to let them know you are with OLLI @ Furman University. Registration Deadline: May 3, 2019. Contact Heidi Wright with questions.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join in our Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where 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! On April 16, enjoy Interventional Pain Managements Treatment Options with Ashley Mullinax, M.D.

The Space Exploration SIG will meet on the second Friday of the month during the Spring term in HC 105 at 1:00 p.m. Come get updates on current activity in space exploration. Contact Bill Bradshaw with questions.
Let’s play Bocce! The OLLI Bocce SIG will meet Wednesdays at 3 p.m. during the Spring term, weather cooperative. Meet in the lobby or in the field across the drive where the Furman band practices. No experience or skill required. Contact Stan Klotz @ 864-431-3242 or Heidi Wright in the OLLI office @ 864-294-2997.

Stop into the Herring Center and check out the art installation displays on the Baiden Wall featuring a Preponderance of Purple artwork and in the Crabtree Room featuring Flora and Fauna photography.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman University Theatre presents “John Proctor is the Villain,” a new play by Kimberly Belflower in collaboration with The Farm Theater (New York), Tues, April 9,- Sat, April 13, at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on Sat, April 13, and Sun, April 14. Performances in The Playhouse on campus. Link for tickets $15.

The works of Furman University students will be on display April 5-27 at Greenville’s Southeast Center for Photography located on 116 E. Broad St. The opening reception takes place Fri, Apr 5, 6-8 p.m. Hours are Wed-Fri, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Learn more HERE.

Enjoy Art by Furman University graduating seniors which will be on display Apr 9-May 11 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception honoring the artists is set for Tues, Apr 9, 6-8 p.m. in the Roe Art Building. FREE.

Charles Townes Lecture Series Faith and Reasoning will feature Todd May, Class if 1941 Memorial Professor of Humanities, Clemson University speaking on “Spirituality and the Meaning of Life” on Tues, Apr 16 @ 7 p.m. at Younts Conference Center, Furman campus. Reception and bool signing to follow. FREE.

Support Furman Paladin Sports currently in season! A full schedule and tickets can be found ONLINE here.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Greenville Chorale Spring Concert, “An Orchestra of Voices!” Bing Vick conducts the 150-voice Greenville Chorale in a concert of interesting, delightful, and entertaining choral arrangements of orchestral music by Dvorak, Barber, Elgar, Bach and Rossini on Fri, April 12, 8 p.m., First Baptist Church. Featuring acclaimed Rushingbrook Childrens Choir. Discounted tickets in the OLLI office for only $24.

SC Native Plant Society’s Spring Plant Sale on April 13th@ 9:00-1:00 p.m. at Conestee Park, 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville, next to the old baseball stadium. Visit online for more information.
Join Chautauqua to hear Furman’s Dr. Marian Strobel’s insight into Jackie Kennedy, a mysterious and private, yet public person. Tues, Apr 16 at 7 p.m., Hughes Main Library. Call 244-1499 or link here. Free!

Special ticket offer for the Peace Center Broadway show “Come From Away” for a special Interfaith Night. Enjoy a 10% discount by following the LINK!
Music Ensemble Event offered by S.C. Governor’s School presents Piano Ensemble Recital Apr 16 @ 7:30 p.m., SCGSAH Smith Recital Hall, 15 University Street, Greenville, SC 29601. FREE!

Experience the talent of the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities student pianists who will perform a variety of music in two-person ensembles as well as chamber works for piano and other instruments. This event is free and open to the public.

Join ReUNITED for a Lunch and Learn on Thurs, Apr 18, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center. Speakers will include representatives from the South Carolina Army National Guard, Lockheed Martin and Upstate Warrior Solution. Registration and Information online HERE.
OLLI @ Clemson will be hosting Antique Fair on the Green at Patrick Square on Fri., Jun 7, Noon-7 p.m. and Sat., Jun 8 10-5 p.m. Free. Callout for vendors and attendees! Contact OLLI@Clemson for info.

Be a part of Peace & Conflict Resolution! Rotary Club of Greenville is hosting a conference event on
Fri, May 3, 8:30-4:30 p.m. to inspire people to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner. $45/includes lunch, $35 for Rotary members. Be a part of the solution and register HERE! For more information contact Rotary.

Volunteer Call for Habitat for Humanity’s 3rd Annual Joe Barron Golf Classic on May 16 at Green Valley Country Club. Habitat is seeking volunteers to help in a number of different capacities. Contact Noel Pagan for more information.

April 5, 2019

OLLI NOTES April 5, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30-5 Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. Our number is 864-294-2998.

Hot off the press, the Spring edition of OLLILife! Find our quarterly magazine online or in the OLLI Office.

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, Sally Bornmueller – President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Kathy Roed – Volunteer Chair, John Bissell, Steve Davis, and Cathy Dwyer. The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2019-20 Council: VP/President Elect and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to Sally Bornmueller

Furman Engaged! Undergraduate research, internships, study away experiences, creative projects, service learning, first-year writing seminars and capstone experiences–Furman students have immersed themselves in these and other high-impact learning experiences. Furman Engaged! allows students to complete the last and key step of these deep learning experiences–public sharing of their work with peers, faculty, staff, and the community. You are invited to the 11th Annual Furman Engaged! on Tuesday, April 9, as students share their transformative experiences with the Furman and Greenville communities. A detailed schedule online.

OLLI members enjoy participating in many facets of campus life at Furman. If you want to connect with a person or organization on campus, please check in with OLLI Director Nancy Kennedy. She will be happy to connect you with the right person.

Apply now for Class 6 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program at OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply. Brochures and applications are available in the OLLI office.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
OLLI @ Furman has teamed up with Road Scholar to offer designated space on one of their most popular programs – The Women of Appalachia: Traditions, Stories and Song, Sunday, Oct. 6 – Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. This unique opportunity allows participants to explore the history behind the women who made their mark in the culture of Appalachia while enjoying Lake Junaluska’s Lambuth Inn. Take a moment to view the program overview or view the detailed itinerary. Trip Rates and Registration: $949/person double occupancy (single supplement, $1,109) Register with a $100 deposit by calling 800-454-5768, reference program number #22829PCR and be sure to let them know you are with OLLI @ Furman University. Registration Deadline: May 3, 2019. Contact Heidi Wright with questions.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join in our Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where 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! On April 9, enjoy The Riley Institute: What’s It All About? with Riley Institute Executive Director, Dr. Don Gordon.

Innovation Hour is a business pitch course sponsored by the Furman Creative Collaborative in partnership with OLLI. This past year’s course was a big success and it will be back next fall. Check out this video to see what it’s all about.

Congratulations to OLLI Members Gordon Dohm, Brenda Hill and Ali Van Den Broek who all had pieces accepted into the prestigious Anderson Arts Center annual juried show. Ali was also the recipient of a merit award. The show will open Fri, Apr 5. You may find information on the arts center and the showing HERE.

Join the Adventure SIG on their first adventure, paddling the Edisto River and sleeping in treehouses, May 23-25! See the website HERE for details and come to a meeting to sign up on Monday, April 8 at 12:15 in HC103. Cost will be approximately $300 per person and due at the meeting (bring your checkbook). Contact Allan Boyle with questions.

What’s Going on at Furman?
The Furman University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present their spring concert Fri, April 5, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Presented by Furman Department of Music. Tickets, $5 at the door.

Paladins Womens Softball will play UNCG on Sat Apr, 6 & Sun, Apr 7 @ 1:00 at Furman University. Enjoy competition and spring weather while you cheer on Furman! FREE

Furman University Theatre presents “John Proctor is the Villain,” a new play by Kimberly Belflower in collaboration with The Farm Theater (New York), Tues, April 9,- Sat, April 13, at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on Sat, April 13, and Sun, April 14. Performances in The Playhouse on campus. Link for tickets $15.

Tocqueville Lecture Series “Love, Friendship and Politics.” For the final talk in the series David Bromwich, author and Professor of English at Yale University, will speak at Furman University on Wed, Apr 10, at 5 p.m., Watkins Room, Trone Student Center. His talk, “Power, Passion, and Mark Antony,” is free.

The works of Furman University students will be on display April 5-27 at Greenville’s Southeast Center for Photography located on 116 E. Broad St. The opening reception takes place Fri, Apr 5, 6-8 p.m. Hours are Wed-Fri, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Learn more HERE.

Enjoy Art by Furman University graduating seniors which will be on display Apr 9-May 11 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception honoring the artists is set for Tues, Apr 9, 6-8 p.m. in the Roe Art Building. FREE.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Is Your “MARCH MADNESS” Bracket Busted? Go to the Symphony this weekend! $10 Tickets for “Virtuosity Unleased” You’ll never think of the tuba the same way again after experiencing the jaw-dropping artistry of the internationally-renowned, Velvet Brown. Rounding out this spectacular concert is William Walton’s “Coronation March” and Sergei Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony. OLLI Members may present their OLLI name badge at the Peace Center Box Office to get this deal on Sat, Apr 6@8:00 pm or Sun, Apr 7 @3:00 pm.

Shalomfest at Temple of Israel featuring a 2:15 p.m. performance by a 24-voice Interfaith Choir and the OLLI Recorder Consort. Enjoy this cultural celebration with music, food, art and dancing! Sunday, April 7, 10:30-4:30. Free admission. Info online.

Greenville Chorale Spring Concert, “An Orchestra of Voices!” Bing Vick conducts the 150-voice Greenville Chorale in a concert of interesting, delightful, and entertaining choral arrangements of orchestral music by Dvorak, Barber, Elgar, Bach and Rossini on Fri, April 12, 8 p.m., First Baptist Church. Featuring acclaimed Rushingbrook Childrens Choir. Discounted tickets in the OLLI office for only $24.

Join Chautauqua to hear Furman’s Dr. Marian Strobel’s insight into Jackie Kennedy, a mysterious and private, yet public person. Tues, Apr 16 at 7 p.m., Hughes Main Library. Call 244-1499 or link here. Free!

Special ticket offer for the Peace Center Broadway show “Come From Away” for a special Interfaith Night. Enjoy a 10% discount by following the LINK!

Join ReUNITED for a Lunch and Learn on Thurs, Apr 18, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center. Speakers will include representatives from the South Carolina Army National Guard, Lockheed Martin and Upstate Warrior Solution. Registration and Information online HERE.

SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities hosts a solo show by photographer Armon Means, whose work considers minority identity, cultural concerns, and environmental influences. This exhibit will feature three bodies of work—”Black Bikers,” “Inclusions,” and “North American Portraits.” Means is a professor of art at Belmont University. Visitors are welcome and asked to sign in at the Visitor Center April 1 – 26 M-F, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., SCGSAH Lipscomb Gallery, 15 University St, Greenville.