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February 15, 2019

OLLI NOTES February 15, 2019

The OLLI Office will be open on Monday, February 18, Presidents’ Day, and classes will be in session.

Spring brochures are in the mail and should arrive in your mailboxes in the next few days. In the meantime, the brochure is on our website to take a peek.

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

Course Announcement: HFE539 Aqua Zumba will not be offered for Spring19. It has been moved to Fall19.

Travel with OLLI
There is still time to register for the Montgomery Civil Rights Trip March 17-18! Deadline is Feb 22!! This compelling, historical trip will include behind-the scenes special visits to the Legacy Museum, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Freedom Ride Museum, and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, allowing participants to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal period in American History. Sign up in the OLLI office. Contact Heidi Wright for more information.

The deadline for registration for Road Scholar Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright Trip is fast approaching on February 28! OLLI members will have the privilege of being guided by a renowned Wright expert while visiting some of FLW’s greatest works in the Midwest. In addition, there will be a Frank Lloyd Wright course offered in the spring to get you ready for this wonderful trip. Space is limited. Brochures in the office or online. To register call Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and refer to Program #22976, Note that you are an OLLI@Furman member. Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

Read and Explore with OLLI 2019 Sign up for these events in the OLLI Office.
• Read Denise Kiernan’s The Last Castle. Check out a copy in the office and return for another reader.
Fri, Feb. 22, 1:00 at the Upcountry History Museum. Film The Magnificent Ambersons with introduction by Judy Aten, OLLI film instructor.
• Alan Toney presents Whatever Happened to Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt? Tues, Feb. 26, 3:15p.m., HC110. Cornelia, the only child of Biltmore’s George and Edith Vanderbilt, was raised in luxury. Inspired by her parents’ concern for the wider world, she left her marriage to a British aristocrat for a varied and eccentric life of travel, love and the arts.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Deadline approaching to share your photos highlighting nature. OLLI Crabtree Room Spring 19 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject matter Flora or Fauna, Hanging display Mar 20-Aug 19. Submissions due by Feb 20. Email ONE per artist. Guidelines Here.

Tuesday, Feb 19 is “Bring your car to OLLI” day! The Classic Car class will be held @ the lower half of the parking lot below the Herring Center, to the right of Timmons Arena, 9:00-10:30 approx. Enjoy OLLI coffee and fellowship, as we visit cars and hear an owner story or history. All OLLI members are welcome. In the event of rain, event will not be held. Contact Wayne Halli with questions.

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 Feb 19, Blaine DeSantis. OLLI instructor and baseball lover will present From Field to Phone: Baseball as Seen Through Music Videos.

OLLI@Furman 2019 Baiden Wall Spring Exhibit will be Mar 25 – May 21. The theme will be “A Preponderance of Purple” (preponderance defined as; majority, emphasis, lots etc.) Why Purple? We have had exhibits featuring Red and Blue. When you mix those two colors together, what do you get? Purple! Put on your thinking caps and incorporate lots of Purple in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members/staff may submit artwork. Submit by Mar 15. Please submit ONE entry. Submission Form Here

We need your help COMFORTING OLDER ADULTS, utilizing YOUR TALENTS in a flexible volunteer opportunity. Join us at the Community Volunteer SIG on Wed., Feb. 27th from 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. in HC004 to learn about fellow OLLI Member Jean Blank’s Compassionate Outreach Initiative. We need Flower Arrangers, Gardeners, Knitters, Readers, Friendly Visitors, Greeting Card Rescue/Recyclers, Therapy Dogs or YOUR CREATIVE IDEAS. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

The Movie SIG will meet Feb 25 at 3:15 in HC103. Space limited, contact Debbie Ahlers to confirm and for info. The selected movie is Doubt (2008) with Philip Seymour Hoffman & Meryl Streep. Watch the film on your own before the meeting. Discussion will include interesting facts and reactions to the movie.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman University Lyric Theatre, directed by Furman’s Grant Knox will present the musical “She Loves Me” on Sat, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written. Tickets, $10 for seniors, are available at the door.

Furman University Theatre directed by Furman Professor Rhett Bryson will present The Diviners by Jim Leonard, Jr. on Wed, Feb. 13 – Sat, Feb.16, and Thurs, Feb. 21, – Sat, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Furman Playhouse. Tickets, $15. Visit Furman Theater.

Interested in hearing amazing talks on a wide array of different topics? TEDxFurmanU 2019 is hosted by the organization that hosts Innovation Hour and it will be held Sat, Feb. 16 from 1-4PM in Younts Conference Center. OLLI members can purchase tickets for $5, with an OLLI name tag. Follow the link for info.

Herring Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert – Sun, Feb 17, 3 p.m. in Daniel Chapel. Conducted by Bing Vick, the HCE celebrates 22 years of beautiful choral chamber music. Discounted tickets $24 in the office.

Furman Music presents the duo runedako performance by Furman professors Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman, performing pieces for duo piano Mon, Feb. 18, 8 p.m.,Daniel Recital Hall. Free. Info link

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, will lead the Furman Symphony Orchestra in a Concerto Concert Fri, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets $10 at the door.

The Riley Institute presents The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row with Anthony Ray Hinton on February 27, 7 p.m. McAlister Auditorium. A book signing by Mr. Hinton will follow. Free, but reservations are encouraged. Learn more and reserve your seat here.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Enjoy the Music On Sunday Series at The Temple of Israel featuring classical pianist, Marta Felcman on February 17 @ 3:00 p.m. Marta’s program includes a variety of composers from Bach to Ned Rorem and from her native Argentina. Wine and cheese reception following. Tickets $20 at the door or online HERE.

Peace Center Oscar Nominated Short Films Viewing By popular demand, the Oscar® Nominated Short Films return to the Peace Center February 15-18 in the Gunter Theater. From amazing animated shorts to live-action narratives to groundbreaking documentaries, the weekend will feature all the short films reaching for Oscar gold this year! Tickets $10. For more information visit Peace Center

Join OLLI’s beloved AV Huff as he leads the Chautauqua Alexander Hamilton Talk Tues, Feb 19 at 7 p.m. Discover inside stories the musical and the book don’t mention. Hughes Main Library, Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit HistoryComesAlive. Free!

Upper South Carolina Council of the Navy League welcomes Michael Leinbach and Jonathon Ward, co-authors of Bringing Columbia Home, to its Feb 20, 6 p.m. dinner program at the Poinsett Club. They will present the story of the tragic loss and subsequent recovery efforts for the space shuttle Columbia and the inspiring message it holds. For details and reservations, visit this link to print a form or email for information.

1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival Featuring 3 days of films and special events will be held Thurs, Feb 28 – Sun Mar 3. Visit the website for information on the featured films and to purchase tickets.

Book Drive Call for Furman Literacy Corner which serves students age 6-14 to develop their reading, writing, and overall communication skills. The program is in need of age group appropriate new or used book donations or donations of Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards. Help a child to become today a reader, tomorrow a leader! Books or Cards may be dropped off in the OLLI Office. Find more information

February 8, 2019

OLLI NOTES February 8, 2019

The Spring Brochure is available on our website. Copies will be mailed Feb 8. Registration begins Feb 26 for course package holders and Feb 28 for single course purchasers. The Spring 2019 Registration form is HERE

Get ready to hit the links! It’s time to sign up for the 2nd Annual OLLI Golf Scramble Mon., March 4 at the Furman Golf Course. Cost is $75, which includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, lunch and prizes. George Hammond is coordinating this event, email with questions. Sign up in the OLLI office by Fri, Feb. 22.

Check out the new edition of OLLILife! Find our quarterly magazine online or in the OLLI Office.

Handicap Parking at Herring Center We ask all members to keep in mind that there are a limited number of designated handicap spots at our building. Please only park in the handicap parking area if you have a permit to do so, as we have a number of members who require these parking spots. Thank you for your help!

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

Montgomery Civil Rights Trip March 17-18 has openings available. This compelling, historical trip will include visits to the Legacy Museum, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Freedom Ride Museum, and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, allowing participants to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal time in our nation’s history. To learn more or sign up, come by the office or contact Heidi Wright.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
BTE 1457 Little Known Figures in Black History in American History Openings are available in this interesting Winter 19 bonus event! Feb 15, 1-3 p.m. HC110. Sign up in the OLLI Office.

SNM1072 Physics, Spring 19 term has been cancelled.
HFE582 Alexander Technique (Mon 3:15 p.m.) has been moved from Spring 19 to Fall 19.

Read and Explore with OLLI 2019 Sign up for these events in the OLLI Office.
• Read Denise Kiernan’s The Last Castle. Check out a copy in the office and return for another reader.
• We are excited to announce an additional REO event!
• Alan Toney presents Whatever Happened to Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt? Tues, Feb. 26, 3:15p.m., HC110. Cornelia, the only child of Biltmore’s George and Edith Vanderbilt, was raised in luxury. Inspired by her parents’ concern for the wider world, she left her marriage to a British aristocrat for a surprisingly varied and eccentric life of travel, love and the arts. After retiring, Alan Toney motorbiked across six continents, tracking Cornelia’s life to an unmarked grave on a remote island off the coast of Scotland.
• Spaces are available for the specialty trip to the Biltmore House, Tues, Mar 12, 9:30-6 p.m.
Tues, Feb. 12, 3:15 p.m., HC110 Forester/nature researcher, Scott Withrow Pisgah Forest: The Cradle of Forestry.
Fri, Feb. 22, 1:00 at the Upcountry History Museum. Film The Magnificent Ambersons with introduction by Judy Aten, OLLI film instructor.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
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! Feb. 12, Brandon Inabinet and John Paul Sleiman present Furman University Student Debate Society in Action.

Join the Paris Life class for a documentary film highlighting the history of the American Hospital in Paris, which played an important role in France during WWI. Many Americans (doctors, nurses, and philanthropists) volunteered to provide medical and support services well before the US entered the war. Members of the Vanderbilt family were involved as well. Feb. 14, 3:15 p.m., HC110. More info Here.

OLLI Crabtree Room Spring 19 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject matter Flora and Fauna, Hanging display Mar 20-Aug 19. Submissions due by Feb 20. Email ONE per artist. Guidelines Here.

If you have an interest in the Rogue Readers Thursday Book Club you may contact Ginny Dalton at ginnydalton@charter.net. This is a corrected email address from the one printed in the Spring19 Brochure.

Want to give back with a flexible volunteer opportunity utilizing your skills and interests? Visit Community Volunteer SIG Wed. Feb. 13, 12:20-1:20 p.m., HC004 to learn about opportunities with 24 organizations. We will feature Slater Marietta’s Foothills Family Services (adult mentoring, food delivery, Strawberry Festival) and Friends of the Greenville County Library (sort, gift shop events). Contact Tom Nowlin.

Let’s play Bocce! The OLLI Bocce SIG will meet on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. during the winter 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.

The Movie SIG will meet Feb 25 at 3:15 in HC103. Space limited, contact Debbie Ahlers to confirm and for info. The selected movie is Doubt (2008) with Philip Seymour Hoffman & Meryl Streep. Watch on your own before the meeting. Discussion will include interesting facts and reactions to the movie.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman University Lyric Theatre, directed by Furman’s Grant Knox will present the musical “She Loves Me” on Thurs, Feb. 14, and Sat, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, “She Loves Me” is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance. Tickets, $10 for seniors. Contact Furman Music for more information.

Furman University Theatre directed by Furman Professor Rhett Bryson will present “The Diviners” by Jim Leonard, Jr. on Wed, Feb. 13 – Sat, Feb.16, and Thurs, Feb. 21, – Sat, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Furman Playhouse. Tickets, $15. Visit Furman Theater.

Interested in hearing amazing talks on a wide array of different topics? TEDxFurmanU 2019 is hosted by the organization that hosts Innovation Hour and it will be held Sat, Feb. 16 from 1-4PM in Younts Conference Center. OLLI members can purchase tickets for $5, with an OLLI name tag. Follow the LINK for info.

Herring Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert – Sun, Feb 17, 3 p.m. in Daniel Chapel. Conducted by Bing Vick, the HCE celebrates 22 years of beautiful choral chamber music. Discounted tickets $24 in the office.

Furman Music presents the duo runedako performance by husband/wife team of Furman music professors Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman. They will perform pieces for duo piano Mon, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Free. Follow the link for more information.

The Riley Institute presents The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row with Anthony Ray Hinton on February 27, 7 p.m. McAlister Auditorium. A book signing by Mr. Hinton will follow. Free, but reservations are encouraged. Learn more and reserve your seat here.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Upper South Carolina Council of the Navy League welcomes Michael Leinbach and Jonathon Ward, co-authors of Bringing Columbia Home, to its Feb 20, 6 p.m. dinner program at the Poinsett Club. They will present the story of the tragic loss and subsequent recovery efforts for the space shuttle Columbia and the inspiring message it holds. For details and reservations, visit this link to print a form or email for information.

1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival Featuring 3 days of films and special events will be held Thurs, Feb 28 – Sun Mar 3. Visit the website for information on the featured films and to purchase tickets.

Book Drive Call for Furman Literacy Corner which serves students age 6-14 to develop their reading, writing, and overall communication skills. The program is in need of age group appropriate new or used book donations or donations of Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards. Help a child to become today a reader, tomorrow a leader! Books or Cards may be dropped off in the OLLI Office. Find more information visit.

February 1, 2019

OLLI NOTES February 1 , 2019

The Spring Brochure 2019 is now available on our website HERE. Copies will be mailed on Fri, Feb 8. Registration will begin on Tues. Feb 26 for course package holders and Thurs. Feb 28 for single course purchasers. The Spring 2019 Registration form can be found HERE.

Get ready to hit the links! It is time to sign up for the 2nd Annual OLLI Golf Scramble on Monday, March 4 at the Furman Golf Course. Cost will be $75. This includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, lunch and prizes. Last year we had 48 players. Let’s shoot for 72 players this year. George Hammond will be coordinating this event and you may email with questions. Deadline for signing up in the OLLI office is Fri, Feb. 22.

Wintertime is the perfect time to curl up with a good book! Checkout the new titles in the Marvin Book Nook.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
Would you like to spend two nights in a treehouse nestled among the trees on the edge of the Edisto River? Interested in paddling the Southeast’s longest free flowing black water river with other OLLI members? The OLLI@Furman Travel Committee is exploring this very trip just for you! Rated one of the “50 Amazing Places Like Nowhere Else on Earth,” as noted by National Geo Adventure. Take a peek at this video and plan to attend an Information Meeting Thurs, Feb 7 at 12:30 p.m., HC113. Contact Allan Boyle.

Road Scholar Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright Trip, May 26-June 1, 2019.
Celebrate legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright by visiting some of his greatest works in the Midwest with local Wright experts. In addition, there will be a Frank Lloyd Wright course offered in the spring to get you ready for this wonderful trip. Rates: $2,329 double occupancy, $2,889 single occupancy. Space is limited. Brochures in the office or online. To register call Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and refer to Program #22976, Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright, May 26-June 1. Note that you are an OLLI@Furman member. Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

Read and Explore with OLLI 2019
• Read Denise Kiernan’s The Last Castle. Check out a copy in the office and return for another reader.
Book Chat Thurs, Feb. 7 (HC 005) Bring your lunch and your thoughts to share.
• Explore with a Bonus Event: Tuesday, Feb 5, 3:15 p.m. HC 110: The Business Of Biltmore – A Conversation, Richard Pressley, retired CFO and Exec V.P. of The Biltmore Co. Sign up in the office.

OLLI SPECIALITY TRIP TO THE BILTMORE HOUSE: Tuesday, March 12. Depart Furman at 9:30 a.m. and return @ 6 p.m. Cost is $150, ($110 for Biltmore season pass holders), which includes transportation, bus driver tip, lunch at the Stable Café, admission to Biltmore House and Grounds, and a choice of ONE of two Behind the Scenes Curatorial Tours: Architecture/Engineering/Construction OR Art Treasures of the Biltmore House. Participation is limited to 40 participants, 20 for each of the two special tours. Sign up in the office.

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 Feb. 5, David Hall of the Greenville Health System will present Non-Addictive Treatment of Acute and Chronic Pain.

Join the Paris Life class for a special Documentary film event which will highlight the history of the American Hospital in Paris which played an important role in Paris and France during WWI, and many Americans – doctors, nurses, and philanthropists, volunteered to provide the medical and support services well before America officially entered the war. Members of the Vanderbilt family (think Asheville’s Biltmore House) were directly involved with the war effort at the hospital. Feb. 14 at 3:15 p.m., HC110. More info Here.

OLLI Crabtree Room Spring 2019 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject matter Flora and Fauna, Hanging display March 20-August 19. Submissions due by February 20. Email ONE submission per artist. Guidelines available Here.

Looking to “give back” with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests? Your OLLI peers can help! Visit the Community Volunteer SIG on Wed., Feb. 13th from 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. in HC004 to receive information about opportunities with 24 organizations. We will be featuring Slater Marietta’s Foothills Family Services (adult mentoring, food delivery, Strawberry Festival) and Friends of the Greenville County Library (sort, gift shop events). Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Enjoy a Singular Sensation when the Furman University Pauper Players presents A Chorus Line Feb. 1 & 2, 7:30 p.m., McAlister Auditorium. Tickets at $10 and available at the door or call 864.294.3516.

The Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series will present a concert Fri, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. Following the recital in the DuPre Rhame Foyer, guests will have an opportunity to meet the performers at a reception hosted by the sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota. Find more information HERE.

Furman Music presents the duo runedako performance by husband and wife team of Furman University music professors Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman. They will perform pieces for duo piano Mon, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. The event is free. Follow the link for more information.

Herring Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert – Sun, Feb 17, 3 p.m. Daniel Chapel, Furman University. Open seating, doors open at 2:30 p.m. Conducted by Bing Vick, the HCE celebrates 22 years of beautiful choral chamber music. Discounted tickets $24 in the OLLI office.

The Riley Institute presents The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row with Anthony Ray Hinton on February 27, 7 p.m. McAlister Auditorium. A book signing by Mr. Hinton will follow. Free, but reservations are encouraged. Learn more and reserve your seat here.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
While the OLLI Social with Chautauqua’s Napoleon is sold out, don’t despair! You can catch the show Sat. Feb 2 or Sun Feb 3 at 2 p.m. at Wade Hampton High School Auditorium. Free! Call 244-1499 or visit online.

The Peace Center is offering FREE tickets for our senior partners, for a performance coming up this Monday, February 4 at 11:45 AM as part of our Peace Passport series. The performance is Celebrating Black History Month and is a unique performance of storytelling, poetry and dance that is sure not to be missed. If you are interested in securing tickets for this free performance, please EMAIL and let them know how many you’d like to reserve. Seating is limited so if you would like some tickets, please act fast.

Upper South Carolina Council of the Navy League is pleased to announce that Michael Leinbach and Jonathon Ward, co-authors of the book Bringing Columbia Home, will be guest speakers at its Feb 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m. dinner program at the Poinsett Club in Greenville. The authors will present the story of the tragic loss and subsequent recovery efforts for the space shuttle Columbia and the inspiring message it ultimately holds. The public is cordially invited to attend this inspiring dinner program. For details and reservation information, please go to link to print a reservation form or email for further information.

1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival Featuring 3 days of films and special events will be held Thurs, Feb 28 – Sun Mar 3. Visit the website for information on the featured films and to purchase tickets.

Upcoming exhibits at the Southeast Center for Photography (116 E. Broad St., Greenville) will feature works by OLLI Members. The center’s “Members” show runs through Feb. 9 and includes pieces by Bruce Schlein, Linda Hosek, Nadia Land Greene, Robert Greene. The center’s “Black, White & Monochrome” show opens 6-8 p.m. Fri, Feb 1 runs through Feb 28. and includes pieces by Linda Hosek. The center is an exhibition and education venue promoting the art and enjoyment of fine photography. It offers monthly juried exhibitions, workshops and informal monthly meetings for photographers. More information HERE.

Book Drive Call for Furman Literacy Corner which serves students age 6-14 to develop their reading, writing, and overall communication skills. The program is in need of age group appropriate new or used book donations or donations of Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards. Help a child to become today a reader, tomorrow a leader! Books or Cards may be dropped off in the OLLI Office. Find more information HERE.

January 25, 2019

OLLI NOTES January 25, 2019

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

TODAY–Fri, Jan 25 is the last day to drop classes to receive a refund or a credit to your package. If you switch to another class, there is no fee. If you drop a class without replacing it, there is a $10 fee.

Check out the new edition of OLLILife! Find our quarterly magazine online or in the OLLI Office. Also, check out the profiles of OLLILife contributors currently posted on the Herring Center bulletin board.

*PARKING NOTE* OLLI members must purchase a parking sticker to park on campus. If you bought one in the fall, it’s still current. Members new to the winter term should come by the office to purchase theirs. As the office enters the decal info, you may receive an email from Parking@furman.edu. This is a result of the input process and can be disregarded. The sticker you receive at purchase is the only sticker required. Once you pay, you receive your decal and do not need anything else. Call the OLLI office with questions.

February is Black History Month and OLLI leads off the month with a special Friday event. Join Brandon Inabinet, Furman professor and chair of the Furman Task Force on Slavery & Justice to learn about the Seeking Abraham report, the result of the yearlong study involving Furman faculty, staff, diverse alumni, and students. It includes the Task Force’s values and process, the history of Furman’s early ties to slavery, and recommendations for the university to address. Feb 1, HC 110, 1-3 pm. Please sign up in the OLLI office.

On Feb. 27, the Riley Institute will present The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row with Anthony Ray Hinton. A book signing by Mr. Hinton will follow. You may purchase a copy in advance in Manly Lobby Wed., Jan. 30, 12:15-1:30. Learn more about the February event here.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
Would you like to spend two nights in a treehouse nestled among the trees on the edge of the Edisto River? Interested in paddling the Southeast’s longest free flowing black water river with other OLLI @ Furman members? The OLLI @ Furman Travel Committee is exploring this very trip just for you! Rated one of the “50 Amazing Places Like Nowhere Else on Earth,” as noted by National Geo Adventure, this is a trip like no other. Take a peek at this video and if interested, plan to attend an Information Meeting on Thursday, February 7 at 12:30 p.m., HC113. Questions, contact Allan Boyle.

Paris, anyone? If you are interested in joining OLLI members on a small group trip to Paris and France’s Loire Valley, we have the trip for you. Inspired by the Paris Life OLLI class, the Americans in Paris trip will be an active trip (think a walker’s Paris) Sept. 24–Oct. 4, 2019. If this sounds like the trip for you, please join the Travel Committee at an Interest Meeting Thursday, Jan. 31, 12:30 p.m., HC113. If you are unable to make the meeting, but interested in learning more, contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office or 294.2997.

Road Scholar Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright Trip, May 26-June 1, 2019.
Join other OLLI members as we celebrate legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright visiting some of his greatest works in the Midwest with local Wright experts. In addition, there will be a Frank Lloyd Wright course offered in the spring to get you ready for this wonderful trip. Rates: $2,329 double occupancy, $2,889 single occupancy. Space is limited. Brochures in the office or online. To register call Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and refer to Program #22976, Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright, May 26-June 1. Note that you are an OLLI@Furman member. Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events. Call or come by the office to sign up.
BTE1440 How to Stay Young for the First 100 Years, Feb. 1, 1-2:30, HC111
BTE1441 Women and Financial Issues in Retirement, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-Noon, HC113
BTE1411 Momentum Bike Clubs: Mentoring Underserved Youth, Feb. 8, 10-11:30 a.m., HC113
BTE1457 Little Known Black History Figures in American History, Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m., HC110

Read and Explore with OLLI 2019
Read Denise Kiernan’s The Last Castle. Check out a copy in the office & please return for someone waiting.

Book Chats: Mon, Jan. 28 (HC 105) – Thurs, Feb. 7 (HC 005) Bring your lunch & your thoughts to share.

Explore with a Bonus Event: Tuesday, Feb 5, 3:15 p.m. HC Crabtree
The Business Of Biltmore – A Conversation, Richard Pressley, retired CFO and Exec V.P. of The Biltmore Co.

OLLI SPECIALITY TRIP TO THE BILTMORE HOUSE: Tuesday, March 12. Depart Furman at 9:30 a.m. and return around 6 p.m. Cost is $150, ($110 for Biltmore season pass holders), which includes transportation, bus driver tip, lunch at the Stable Café, admission to Biltmore House and Grounds, and a choice of ONE of two Behind the Scenes Curatorial Tours: Architecture/Engineering/Construction OR Art Treasures of the Biltmore House. Participation is limited to 40 participants, 20 for each of the two special tours. Sign up in the office.

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 Jan. 29, A Peaceful Path to Full LGBTQ Inclusion, with Jim Dant, senior minister, First Baptist Greenville.

The Travel SIG will meet Feb 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room. Chumley Cope will speak about local 1-2 day trips in the area. Any questions, contact Patty Mitcham

Knitted Knocker SIG meets Mon, Jan 28, 1-3 p.m., HC103. We make “Knitted Knockers,” soft, lightweight breast prosthetics provided free to women who have had mastectomies for pre-reconstruction or as a more comfortable alternative to silicone prosthetics. We support breast health clinics in the Upstate, so we’re always looking for more knitters and crocheters. We meet on the 4th Monday of the month, but most of the knitting is done at home or wherever you happen to be. Stop by or contact Cathy Sanchez or Sally Bornmueller.

Community Volunteering SIG Wed., Jan. 30, 12:20–1:20 p.m., in HC004. Learn about Church Street Place at Poe Mill, an effort to build Permanent Supportive Housing for those experiencing chronic homelessness because of mental illness. Help is needed with fundraising, grant writing, selling, and public relations. We will also share info about more than 70 ways for OLLI Members to engage within the Greenville community with 23 different organizations. Contact Tom Nowlin with questions.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Mark Edmundson, author and professor of English, University of Virginia, will speak Wed, Jan. 30, 5 p.m. in Watkins Room, Trone Student Center, Furman campus. His talk, “In Defense of Ideals,” is free and open to the public. The lecture is part of the Tocqueville Lecture Series, “Love, Friendship and Politics.”

Enjoy a Singular Sensation when the Furman University Pauper Players presents A Chorus Line on Jan 31, Feb. 1 & 2, 7:30 p.m., McAlister Auditorium. Tickets at the door or call 864.294.3516.

The Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series will present a concert Fri, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. Following the recital in the DuPre Rhame Foyer, guests will have an opportunity to meet the performers at a reception hosted by the sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota. Find more information HERE.

Herring Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert – Sun, Feb 17, 3 p.m. Daniel Chapel, Furman University. Open seating, doors open at 2:30 p.m. Remember the Christmas concert by this Ensemble for OLLI? Well, this concert is going to be even more enjoyable and entertaining. Conducted by Bing Vick, the HCE celebrates 22 years of beautiful choral chamber music. Discounted tickets $24 in the OLLI office.

Help a Furman Student! The Adulthood and Aging course needs volunteers aged 60 and over to be interviewed by students. Volunteers will be interviewed 4 times (approx.1 hour each) between January and April. Students will ask about your personal experience with aging-related topics discussed in class (life history, demographics, physical and health changes, cognitive changes, beliefs and attitudes about aging, social relationships, caregiving, and end of life planning). Interviews can take place by phone or in person on the Furman campus or at the Woodlands. If you are interested e-mail Dr. Erin Morgan.

January 11, 2019

OLLI NOTES January 11, 2019

OLLI Office hours are 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. The office number is 864-294-2998.
In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, we will cancel OLLI classes and close the office. We will send an email and post on Facebook if there is a closing.

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.

Nametags: Thank you for wearing your nametag! That makes it easy to greet friends old and new. We make nametags for all brand-new members. If you are a returning member, we only make a new nametag if you let us know you have lost the original. Please use your nametag from term to term.*** Whether you are a new or returning member, please check the nametag boxes to see if yours is in there. If it’s a duplicate, turn it in to the office so that we can recycle it.***

Calling all Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts! We are delighted to offer exclusively to OLLI@Furman members the Road Scholar Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright. Celebrate the work of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright as you visit some of his greatest works in the Midwest. Discover Wright-influenced contemporary architecture on city explorations of Madison, Racine, Milwaukee, Oak Park and Chicago with local experts. This excursion begins Sunday, May 26 and concludes Saturday, June 1, 2019. Trip Rates: $2,329 double occupancy, $2,889 single occupancy. Space is limited. Brochures available in the office or view the brochure online. To register call Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #22976, Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright, from May 26-June 1, 2019 and note that you’re an OLLI member at Furman University. Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

NEW Basketball Ticket offer for OLLI members! Furman Mens’ Basketball has earned their first ranked season with a current record of 15-2. Cheer on the Paladins on Thursday, January 24, @ 7:00 p.m. Furman Paladins vs. Chattanooga. Ticket seating will be mid-court and includes: Concession voucher for a complimentary beer or wine in the Thirsty Paladins or a soft drink from our concession stand and a trendy Furman stadium bag. This is a super event and you are going to watch Furman play a great Southern Conference opponent! Your vouchers and bags 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 tickets by Jan 22@ 7 p.m. HERE

Update from Council President, May Wellborn
We have had a wonderful year of celebrating our FULIR/OLLI 25th anniversary. It would not have been possible without many OLLI members stepping up and contributing their time and talents. The council recognizes that our OLLI is so successful because of a willingness of our membership to be involved in creating a welcoming and stimulating environment. We have a reputation for excellence of leadership, nationally (thank you, Nancy!) and for being one of the fastest growing OLLI programs. Each of the standing committees is committed to expanding the diversity and opportunities available to become involved. Many programs we have now are a result of volunteers seeing a need – travel, expanded SIGs, Read and Explore, new courses, special speakers, social events, etc. We welcome suggestions! If you are interested in becoming more involved, either occasionally or in the longer term, please contact the office or Kathy Road, the Volunteer chair. We will help you find a place. Volunteers are the heart and spirit of OLLI at Furman!

Read and Explore with OLLI 2019
Our read this year is The Last Castle, by Denise Kiernan. You are invited to check out and read a copy, then return it for another OLLI member to enjoy.
Sign up in the office for The Gilded Age, George and Edith Vanderbilt and the Emergence of Progressivism with Dr. Marian Strobel, Furman University Professor of History, the first REO event to be held on Jan 22, 3:15 p.m. in the Herring Center, Crabtree Room.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
There is room for you in The Glass Menagerie BTE1453 on Jan. 18 @ 1 p.m. Thomas Azar, lead actor in the upcoming Warehouse Theatre production will join us for this class. Call the OLLI office to sign up.
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! On January 15, Russia in the Time of Putin:Russia Resurgent?, presented by Michael Bressler, professor of Political Science at Furman University.

OLLI and Chautauqua present a private OLLI performance of Napoleon, on Saturday, February 2 at the Herring Center. Come for a social at 4 p.m., followed by the performance. No military figure in history has been quite as polarizing as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven by an endless, ruinous quest for military glory? Or a social and political visionary brought down by petty, reactionary kings of Europe? Mark Schneider, a historical interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, will help us find the answers. With an uncanny resemblance to Napoleon, Mark has performed as the emperor around the world – we are in for a treat! Tickets are $5 and are available with check or cash in the OLLI office.

Bowling SIG begins Monday, Jan. 14 at AMF Star Lanes. Organizational Meeting at 12:30 p.m. to form teams, and play begins at 1 p.m. Cost: $9 weekly. All bowlers (any skill level) are welcome. Contact Mike Halloran.

The Olli Hand Chime Group will begin rehearsals Wed, Jan 16 (12:20-1:20), HC111. Our hope is to have a full three octave group of ringers who will prepare pieces and play at various functions during the year. We need two more ringers, with some music reading experience, to fill our group. If you can read the music, we can teach you to ring the Hand Chimes. Questions? Email Shelden. Come join us for a fun, rewarding time.

Enjoy watching and discussing movies? OLLI Movie SIG is for you! We will view a movie on our own, then meet to discuss, share reactions and learn facts. First up is “Into The Wild” (2007), the true story of Christopher McCandless who, after graduating from Emory, began a controversial cross-country adventure that ended tragically in Alaska. Meeting is Mon. Jan 28, 3:15 (1hr) in HC103. Space is limited, RSVP to Debbie.

Parlez-vous Francais! The French SIG will meet at 3 p.m. in HC003 on Tuesdays during the winter semester. We will discuss French culture from the point of view of Asterix and Obelix in their adventure, “Le Tour de Gaule d’Asterix” by Goscinny and Uderzo. Contact Betty Kuhnert with questions.

Get ready to hit the links! It is time to sign up for the 2nd Annual OLLI Golf Scramble on Monday, March 4 at the Furman Golf Course. Cost is $75, which includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, lunch and prizes. Last year we had 48 players; let’s shoot for 72 this year. George Hammond will be coordinating this event and you may email with questions. Deadline to sign up in the OLLI office is Fri, Feb. 22.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Hartness Organ Series with Kimberly Marshall, university organist and professor of organ at Arizona State University, Tues, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. Free. For more info, contact Furman Music

Former NFL player, equality advocate, and educator Wade Davis will speak Friday, Jan. 18, during a Community Breakfast celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m., with the program following at 8:30 a.m. at Younts Conference Center on the Furman University campus. Tickets are $50 per person. For table or ticket information email or call 864.294.3464.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Chautauqua Talk: Napoleon – FREE! Tues. Jan 15 at 7 p.m. at Hughes Main Library, Greenville Led by Monique Glass, president of Alliance Francaise. Not a costumed performance.

Deborah Sampson, A Revolution of Her Own! America’s first professional female soldier in a FREE Chautauqua live performance. Headquarters Library, Spartanburg. Thurs Jan 17@ 7pm. Call 244-1499 or for information see HistoryComesAlive.org.

The Hungry Monks will perform at the Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville) for the
Music on Sunday series on Sun, Jan 20 @ 3 p.m. The Monks perform traditional, contemporary, and original acoustic songs and instrumentals in the Celtic tradition, grounded in the folk traditions of many cultures. Tickets are $20 at the door or here.

January 4, 2019

OLLI NOTES January 4, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Winter 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, waitlist). For anyone showing a registered not paid status, you are registered for the course and just need to pay for it. **If you have been placed on a waitlist for a class, please know that we are continuing to work on these. It all depends on space in the room, instructor preference, the number of drops for that class, and/or whether we can move to a different room. If a class has spots open, you will receive a call from the office.

We are excited to welcome you to the Back to OLLI reception on January 10, 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. There will be warm drinks and sweet treats to enjoy while you meet OLLI friends old and new.

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.

As “they” say, “All good things must come to an end.” The end has come for the holiday season which means it’s time to get the Herring Center Lobby ready for the Winter term. We invite all OLLI members to come join in the fun of “un-decorating” the OLLI Christmas tree and Herring Center Lobby on Monday, January 7 at 10 a.m. You’ll enjoy time spent with OLLI members, tunes playing on the piano and yes… we will have treats, all while packing up the holidays to be enjoyed again next year! Questions? Contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office.

Read and Explore with OLLI 2019 Our read this year is 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. ***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 soon.

Calling all Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts! We are delighted to offer exclusively to OLLI@Furman members the Road Scholar Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright. Celebrate the work of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright as you visit some of his greatest works in the Midwest. Through discussions and field trips with Wright experts, learn how his work continues to impact modern architecture. Discover Wright-influenced contemporary architecture on city explorations of Madison, Racine, Milwaukee, Oak Park and Chicago with local experts. This excursion begins Sunday, May 26 and concludes Saturday, June 1, 2019. Trip Rates: $2,329 double occupancy, $2,889 single occupancy. Space is limited. Brochures available in the office or view the brochure online. To register call Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #22976, Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright, from May 26-June 1, 2019 and note that you’re an OLLI member at Furman University. Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

Last Chance! 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, @ 4:00 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 @ 3 p.m. Tickets are $12. **Purchase your tickets by Jan 4 @ 7 p.m.** HERE.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACM198 Exploring Great American Essayists of the 20th Century has been cancelled.
PAH1840 Calligraphy for Beginners has been cancelled.

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Parlez-vous Francais! The French SIG will meet at 3 p.m. in HC003 on Tuesdays during the winter semester. We will discuss French culture from the point of view of Asterix and Obelix in their adventure, “Le Tour de Gaule d’Asterix” by Goscinny and Uderzo. Contact Betty Kuhnert with questions.

The Bowling SIG begins the Winter League on Monday, January 14 at AMF Star Lanes. Organizational Meeting at 12:30 PM at which time teams will be formed. League play begins at 1:00 PM. Cost is $9 weekly. All bowlers (any skill level) are welcome. Contact Mike Halloran.

Chautauqua History Alive presents a private OLLI performance of Napoleon, on Saturday, February 2 at 4 p.m. at the Herring Center. No military figure in history has been quite as polarizing as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven by an endless, ruinous quest for military glory? Or a social and political visionary brought down by petty, reactionary kings of Europe? Mark Schneider, a historical interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, will help us find the answers. With an uncanny resemblance to Napoleon, Mark has performed as the emperor around the world – we are in for a treat! An OLLI Social precedes show. Tickets are $5 and are available with check or cash in the OLLI office.

Get ready to hit the links! It is time to sign up for the 2nd Annual OLLI Golf Scramble on Monday, March 4 at the Furman Golf Course. Cost will be $75. This includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, lunch and prizes. Last year we had 48 players. Let’s shoot for 72 players this year. George Hammond will be coordinating this event and you may email with questions. Deadline for signing up in the OLLI office is Fri, Feb. 22nd.

What’s Going on at Furman?

Hartness Organ Series Event with Kimberly Marshall, university organist and professor of organ at Arizona State University, will present a recital Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel on the campus of Furman University. Concert is free and open to the public. For more info, contact the Furman music office or call 864-294-2086. More about Marshall may be found at www.kimberlymarshall.com.

Former NFL player, equality advocate, and educator Wade Davis will speak Friday, Jan. 18, during a Community Breakfast celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m., with the program following at 8:30 a.m. at Younts Conference Center on the Furman University campus. Tickets are $50 per person. For table or ticket information email or to RSVP call 864.294.3464.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?

Whole Health Nation Festival Sat, Jan 19, 2019 8:30am-4:00pm at ZEN, Greenville. Be inspired through classes and interactive sessions, discovering the secrets to health and longevity. For info and tickets visit.

Chautauqua Talk: Napoleon – FREE! Tues. Jan 15 at 7 p.m. at Hughes Main Library, Greenville Led by Monique Glass president of Alliance Francaise (Greenville), co-founder Upstate International and International Women’s Club. Passionate in her love of her native country, Monique was awarded the honorary title of “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques” by the French Government for significant contributions to the promotion of the French language and culture. Not a costumed performance.

The Peace Center presents the Russian National Orchestra with solo pianist George Li on Mon, Feb 18, 2019 6:30 p.m. OLLI members may purchase tickets for $10 with promo code SENIOR, here.

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.)