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June 8, 2018

OLLI NOTES             

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

Summer hours: The OLLI office will be open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the summer. 864.294.2998

 

Thank you for your patience and flexibility this week as we moved classes due to high school graduations at Timmons Arena.  We are back to our regular locations for the rest of June.

 

Interested in learning more about your community? Apply now for Class 5 of Senior Leaders Greenville, an OLLI program 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 paper applications are available in the OLLI office.

 

Here’s a great way to help Furman professors, Furman students, AND OLLI!  At the Annual Luncheon, OLLI Council President May Welborn announced a campaign to raise $100,000 to endow the OLLI Faculty Support Fund.  Income from this endowment will provide funds each year for a Furman professor to pursue research or scholarship that will enhance their classroom teaching.  Projects that involve a Furman student will be encouraged, and faculty will be required to give a Bonus Event or something similar at OLLI sharing their research with our membership.  Our current total has risen since last week:  we are now at $37,800!  All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.  You may make a one-time gift via credit card by clicking this link.  If you would like to make a pledge to pay later on, or a multi-year pledge, you can download this form, or pick one up in the OLLI Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Kennedy at 864-294-2979 or nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

 

Guided Kayak Tour on Lake Jocassee (June 15, 10-4)

Practical Origami: Photo Cube Photo Project (June 29, 1-3 p.m.)

 

**If you need to cancel your participation in a Friday Bonus Event, remember that you have to take care of it by the Monday prior.  Otherwise there is a $25 cancelation fee.

 

25 Years of OLLI/FULIR

Save the Date:  Music by the Lake Concert Series! In recognition of FULIR/OLLI’s 25th Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of the Music by the Lake Concert Series, we will enjoy a special OLLI gathering on Thursday, July 19. Mark your calendars and watch for details in the weeks to come!

 

As part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration, you are invited to help us capture the words which come to mind when you think of FULIR/OLLI. Please add your words through this online form  and look out as we reveal all that OLLI means to us in the coming months. Thank you for your participation!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

OLLI@Furman Fall  Photography Showcase –  Call for Photos!  We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition will consist of two hangings.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted on the website, pick them up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.  Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.  Submissions can also be dropped off at the OLLI Office.  Submissions will be due by August 10. Only one submission per artist, please.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Help a Furman psychology student:  Research Participants Needed!  Are you interested in participating in psychology research? We are currently examining the relationship between cognitive flexibility, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence. Contact hannah.wilder@furman.edu to sign up for the survey or to get more information!

 

Art by South Carolina native son and U.S. Army combat veteran Brad Carraway will be on display through June 15 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building. The exhibition, “Surviving War is Hell: Healing the Emotional Traumas of War Through Art,” is presented by the Furman Department of Art and especially menatingul to veterans and their families. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception and talk with the artist is set for Friday, June 8, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Roe Art Building. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

 

The 50th Anniversary season of Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series continues Thursdays through August 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. On June 14, enjoy music performed by the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

Grandchildren in town over the summer? They might enjoy visiting the Upcountry History Museum for a special exhibit, Once Upon A time: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, open June 2-September 9.  While there, you might also enjoy Back Where I Come From, Furman University’s newest semi-permanent exhibition which takes visitors on an enlightening experience through the roots and evolution of the Upcountry South Carolina’s blues history. Learn more on the Museum’s special events on the website.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Chautauqua History Alive Festival | June 15-24 | Winston Churchill, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Alice Paul and Francis Marion. Out-fox the British with the Swamp Fox. Join Harriet Tubman on the Combahee River Raid. Defy danger with Clara Barton. Go to jail with Alice Paul. Stand with Winston Churchill & “never give up.” Enjoy the shows evenings outdoors or daytime indoors. And they’re all Free!  Outdoor shows at 7:30 p.m. at Greenville Tech: Fri 6/15 Churchill – Sat 6/16 Barton– Sun 6/17 & Fri 6/22 Marion – Sat 6/23 Paul – Sun 6/24 Tubman. And in Falls Park: Tues. 6/19 at 7:30 p.m. Churchill. In Trailblazer Park TR: Wed 6/20 at 8 p.m. Marion. Indoor shows: Mon-Thu at 11:30 a.m. and Sat & Sun both weekends at 2 p.m. Call 244-1499 or visit HistoryComesAlive.org Free!

 

Looking for a language class this summer?  Upstate International is offering courses in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.  Regular and Intensive classes begin the week of June 12.  Visit their website  for more information on classes and summer events including, Salsa at Sunset which beings June 9.

 

LoseWell Medically Based Weight-management Program  Mondays & Wednesdays, June 11-July 18 • 10-11:30 a.m. • Piedmont Center, 33 Villa Road.  Achieve your weight goals with the tools and support from this program. Weekly meetings provide access to a health coach, nurse practitioner, registered dietitian and exercise specialist; biometric screenings to track your progress; and membership at Sportsclub or the GHS Life Center®. Cost is $199 which can be paid in full or in 3 payments throughout the 6 weeks. To learn more, call (864) 522-3144 or e-mail losewell@ghs.org.

 

The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Center would like your help! The DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project is an NIH funded study focused on developing methods of diagnosing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Men ages 45-74 are needed to serve as participants. All travel expenses are covered, and participants may receive up to $500 compensation. To find out more visit diagnoseCTE.com or contact us at diagnose@bu.edu or 617-358-6562.

 

June 8, 2018

OLLI NOTES             

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

Summer hours: The OLLI office will be open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the summer. 864.294.2998

 

Thank you for your patience and flexibility this week as we moved classes due to high school graduations at Timmons Arena.  We are back to our regular locations for the rest of June.

 

Interested in learning more about your community? Apply now for Class 5 of Senior Leaders Greenville, an OLLI program 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 paper applications are available in the OLLI office.

 

Here’s a great way to help Furman professors, Furman students, AND OLLI!  At the Annual Luncheon, OLLI Council President May Welborn announced a campaign to raise $100,000 to endow the OLLI Faculty Support Fund.  Income from this endowment will provide funds each year for a Furman professor to pursue research or scholarship that will enhance their classroom teaching.  Projects that involve a Furman student will be encouraged, and faculty will be required to give a Bonus Event or something similar at OLLI sharing their research with our membership.  Our current total has risen since last week:  we are now at $37,800!  All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.  You may make a one-time gift via credit card by clicking this link.  If you would like to make a pledge to pay later on, or a multi-year pledge, you can download this form, or pick one up in the OLLI Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Kennedy at 864-294-2979 or nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

 

Guided Kayak Tour on Lake Jocassee (June 15, 10-4)

Practical Origami: Photo Cube Photo Project (June 29, 1-3 p.m.)

 

**If you need to cancel your participation in a Friday Bonus Event, remember that you have to take care of it by the Monday prior.  Otherwise there is a $25 cancelation fee.

 

25 Years of OLLI/FULIR

Save the Date:  Music by the Lake Concert Series! In recognition of FULIR/OLLI’s 25th Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of the Music by the Lake Concert Series, we will enjoy a special OLLI gathering on Thursday, July 19. Mark your calendars and watch for details in the weeks to come!

 

As part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration, you are invited to help us capture the words which come to mind when you think of FULIR/OLLI. Please add your words through this online form  and look out as we reveal all that OLLI means to us in the coming months. Thank you for your participation!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

OLLI@Furman Fall  Photography Showcase –  Call for Photos!  We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition will consist of two hangings.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted on the website, pick them up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.  Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.  Submissions can also be dropped off at the OLLI Office.  Submissions will be due by August 10. Only one submission per artist, please.

 

 

 

 

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Help a Furman psychology student:  Research Participants Needed!  Are you interested in participating in psychology research? We are currently examining the relationship between cognitive flexibility, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence. Contact hannah.wilder@furman.edu to sign up for the survey or to get more information!

 

Art by South Carolina native son and U.S. Army combat veteran Brad Carraway will be on display through June 15 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building. The exhibition, “Surviving War is Hell: Healing the Emotional Traumas of War Through Art,” is presented by the Furman Department of Art and especially menatingul to veterans and their families. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception and talk with the artist is set for Friday, June 8, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Roe Art Building. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

 

The 50th Anniversary season of Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series continues Thursdays through August 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. On June 14, enjoy music performed by the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

Grandchildren in town over the summer? They might enjoy visiting the Upcountry History Museum for a special exhibit, Once Upon A time: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, open June 2-September 9.  While there, you might also enjoy Back Where I Come From, Furman University’s newest semi-permanent exhibition which takes visitors on an enlightening experience through the roots and evolution of the Upcountry South Carolina’s blues history. Learn more on the Museum’s special events on the website.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Chautauqua History Alive Festival | June 15-24 | Winston Churchill, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Alice Paul and Francis Marion. Out-fox the British with the Swamp Fox. Join Harriet Tubman on the Combahee River Raid. Defy danger with Clara Barton. Go to jail with Alice Paul. Stand with Winston Churchill & “never give up.” Enjoy the shows evenings outdoors or daytime indoors. And they’re all Free!  Outdoor shows at 7:30 p.m. at Greenville Tech: Fri 6/15 Churchill – Sat 6/16 Barton– Sun 6/17 & Fri 6/22 Marion – Sat 6/23 Paul – Sun 6/24 Tubman. And in Falls Park: Tues. 6/19 at 7:30 p.m. Churchill. In Trailblazer Park TR: Wed 6/20 at 8 p.m. Marion. Indoor shows: Mon-Thu at 11:30 a.m. and Sat & Sun both weekends at 2 p.m. Call 244-1499 or visit HistoryComesAlive.org Free!

 

Looking for a language class this summer?  Upstate International is offering courses in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.  Regular and Intensive classes begin the week of June 12.  Visit their website  for more information on classes and summer events including, Salsa at Sunset which beings June 9.

 

LoseWell Medically Based Weight-management Program  Mondays & Wednesdays, June 11-July 18 • 10-11:30 a.m. • Piedmont Center, 33 Villa Road.  Achieve your weight goals with the tools and support from this program. Weekly meetings provide access to a health coach, nurse practitioner, registered dietitian and exercise specialist; biometric screenings to track your progress; and membership at Sportsclub or the GHS Life Center®. Cost is $199 which can be paid in full or in 3 payments throughout the 6 weeks. To learn more, call (864) 522-3144 or e-mail losewell@ghs.org.

 

The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Center would like your help! The DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project is an NIH funded study focused on developing methods of diagnosing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Men ages 45-74 are needed to serve as participants. All travel expenses are covered, and participants may receive up to $500 compensation. To find out more visit diagnoseCTE.com or contact us at diagnose@bu.edu or 617-358-6562.

June 1, 2018

OLLI NOTES             

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

Summer hours: The OLLI office will be open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the summer. 864.294.2998

 

Summer classes begin next week!  It’s not too late to register. Pick up a brochure in the office, and a few more to share with friends and neighbors.  Summer is a great time to try OLLI for the first time.  Classes are just $35 and there is no membership requirement.

 

***Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5-6, there will be multiple high school graduations held at Timmons Arena. Traffic will be dense with little to no parking near the Herring Center (See below for class location changes those days). These are not good days to drop by the office and SIGs will not be meeting at the Herring Center during these days.***

 

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!

 

At the Annual Luncheon, OLLI Council President May Welborn announced a campaign to raise $100,000 to endow the OLLI Faculty Support Fund.  Income from this endowment will provide funds each year for a Furman professor to pursue research or scholarship that will enhance their classroom teaching.  Projects that involve a Furman student will be encouraged, and faculty will be required to give a Bonus Event or something similar at OLLI sharing their research with our membership.  Our current total has risen since last week:  we are now at $36,050!  All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.  You may make a one-time gift via credit card by clicking this link.  If you would like to make a pledge to pay later on, or a multi-year pledge, you can download this form, or pick one up in the OLLI Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Kennedy at 864-294-2979 or nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu.

 

Apply now for Class 5 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of 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 paper applications are available in the OLLI office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HIS600 Four Murders will begin at 12:05 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 only. Subsequent classes will meet at the regularly scheduled time, 1 p.m.

 

Due to parking issues on June 5-6, the following classes will be moved for 1 week only:

Guitar IV                                                        Tues., June 5 (9 a.m.)            North Village J – 200 F

Core Fitness for Seniors                                Tues., June 5 (10 a.m.)           North Village J – 300

Deal With It                                                    Tues., June 5 (1 p.m.)             Woodlands – Media Rm.

Great Chamber Music                                   Tues., June 5 (1 p.m.)             Daniel Chapel – Meeting Rm.

How to be an Ethical Person…                      Tues., June 5 (1 p.m.)             Daniel Chapel – Bryan Garden Rm.

 

Summer Photography Excursion                 Wed., June 6 (8 a.m.)            Daniel Music Bldg., 104

Jump Start …Rigid Heddle Weaving            Wed., June 6 (9:30 a.m.)       North Village J – 200 I

Sit & Get Active                                               Wed., June 6 (10 a.m.)           Woodlands – Camellia Rm.

The Knitting Hour                                          Wed., June 6 (10 a.m.)           Woodlands – Orchid Rm.

The Swerve… World Became Modern          Wed., June 6 (10 a.m.)           Daniel Chapel – Meeting Rm.

Watercolor                                                     Wed., June 6 (12:30 p.m.)     North Village J – 300

Business Simulation Game                            Wed., June 6 (1 p.m.)             Daniel Chapel – Bryan Garden Rm.

Beginning Poker                                            Wed., June 6 (1 p.m.)             Woodlands – Media Rm.

                       

If your class is not included in the above list, it is not affected.

 

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events.  Call or come by the office to sign up. A Photographer’s Paradise (June 8, 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.); Navigating the Financial Services Confusopoly (June 8, 10 – noon); Guided Kayak Tour on Lake Jocassee (June 15, 10-4); Practical Origami: Photo Cube Photo Project (June 29, 1-3 p.m.).

 

25 Years of OLLI/FULIR

Save the Date:  Music by the Lake Concert Series! In recognition of FULIR/OLLI’s 25th Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of the Music by the Lake Concert Series, we will enjoy a special OLLI gathering on Thursday, July 19. Mark your calendars and watch for details in the weeks to come!

 

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

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

OLLI@Furman Fall  Photography Showcase –  Call for Photos!  We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition will consist of two hangings.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted on the website, pick them up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.  Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.  Submissions can also be dropped off at the OLLI Office.  Submissions will be due by August 10. Only one submission per artist, please.

 

Anyone interested in joining the Quilting and Handwork SIG is welcome. They will meet on Wednesdays in June beginning June 13, 1-3 p.m., HC103 (Presidents Conference Room). Questions? Contact Donna Rasheed.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The 50th Anniversary year of Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series continues Thursdays through August 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. On June 7, enjoy “The Lights of Broadway” performed by the Carolina Youth Symphony. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Chautauqua History Alive Festival | June 15-24 | Winston Churchill, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Alice Paul and Francis Marion. Out-fox the British with the Swamp Fox. Join Harriet Tubman on the Combahee River Raid. Defy danger with Clara Barton. Go to jail with Alice Paul. Stand with Winston Churchill & “never give up.” Enjoy the shows evenings outdoors or daytime indoors. And they’re all Free!  Outdoor shows at 7:30 p.m. at Greenville Tech: Fri 6/15 Churchill – Sat 6/16 Barton– Sun 6/17 & Fri 6/22 Marion – Sat 6/23 Paul – Sun 6/24 Tubman. And in Falls Park: Tues. 6/19 at 7:30 p.m. Churchill. In Trailblazer Park TR: Wed 6/20 at 8 p.m. Marion. Indoor shows: Mon-Thu at 11:30 a.m. and Sat & Sun both weekends at 2 p.m. Call 244-1499 or visit HistoryComesAlive.org Free!

 

The Warehouse Theatre closes out its 44th Main Stage Season with the rock and roll musical satire, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, featuring members of the original Broadway production team June 8-30. Tickets begin at $40 for General Admission and can be purchased at the Warehouse Theatre website or by calling 864-235-6948.

 

Looking for a language class this summer?  Upstate International is offering courses in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.  Regular and Intensive classes begin the week of June 12.  Visit their website  for more information on classes and summer events including, Salsa at Sunset which beings June 9.

 

LoseWell Medically Based Weight-management Program  Mondays & Wednesdays, June 11-July 18 • 10-11:30 a.m. • Piedmont Center, 33 Villa Road.  Achieve your weight goals with the tools and support from this program. Weekly meetings provide access to a health coach, nurse practitioner, registered dietitian and exercise specialist; biometric screenings to track your progress; and membership at Sportsclub or the GHS Life Center®. Cost is $199 which can be paid in full or in 3 payments throughout the 6 weeks. To learn more, call (864) 522-3144 or e-mail losewell@ghs.org.

May 25, 2018

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

The OLLI office will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day and

Tuesday, May 29 due to facilities work at the Herring Center.

Summer hours: The OLLI office will be open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the summer.

 

Summer registration continues!  Register online or in the OLLI office. There is still room for you in Baby Steps Toward Public Speaking, Bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail and DIY Workshop with Grandkids & Home Depot and offered for the first time, Business Simulation Game and Christmas in June. Call the office if these are the classes for you!

 

Last chance for Sping Evaluations!  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. Evalutations will be available through Tuesday, May 29.

General Course Evaluation: General Evaluation Here

Hobbies, Art and Music Course Evaluation: Hobbies, Art & Music Evaluation Here

Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation: Exercise & Fitness Evaluation Here

 

Don’t 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!

 

At the Annual Luncheon this week, OLLI Council President May Welborn announced a campaign to raise $100,000 to endow the OLLI Faculty Support Fund.  Income from this endowment will provide funds each year for a Furman professor to pursue research or scholarship that will enhance their classroom teaching.  Projects that involve a Furman student will be encouraged, and faculty will be required to give a Bonus Event or something similar at OLLI sharing their research with our membership.  OLLI/FULIR past presidents, the 2017-18 OLLI Council, and the OLLI staff have already made gifts and pledges totaling $29,725.  All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.  You may make a one-time gift via credit card by clicking this link.  If you would like to make a pledge to pay later on, or a multi-year pledge, you can download this form, or pick one up in the OLLI Office.  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Kennedy at 864-294-2979 or nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu.

 

Apply now for Class 5 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of 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 paper applications are available in the OLLI office.

 

Congratulations to Cathy Dwyer, named Volunteer of the Year at the OLLI spring luncheon.  Cathy has served OLLI as a class liaison and instructor. Currently, she serves as chair of the 25th Anniversary Cookbook Committee and coordinator for the Mah Jongg SIG. Cathy’s green thumb is a gift to all as she plants and cares for the containters at the entrance of the Herring Center, adding special seasonal touches that go above and beyond.  Thanks for all that you do Cathy!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

RPH972 Philosopy will have a make-up class on Wedesday, May 30 at 9 a.m., HC111.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events.  Call or come by the office to sign up.  Navigating the Financial Servies Confusopoly (June 8, 10 – noon); Guided Kayak Tour on Lake Jocassee (June 15, 10-4); Practical Oragami: Photo Cube Photo Project (June 29, 1-3 p.m.).

 

BTE1141 Pickens County Museum of Art and History, June 16, 10 a.m.

BTE1106 Peace Center Preview of 2017-18 Broadway Season, June 23, 10 a.m.

BTE1185 Tour of Great Cities in Europe and Austria, June 30, 1 p.m.

 

 

25 Years of OLLI/FULIR

Save the Date OLLI Hikers! As part of the 25th Anniversary celebration there will be a special OLLI Hike on Wednesday, August 29. Hikes/walks will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a potluck lunch following around noon. Stay tuned for sign-up information!

 

It’s not too late to send in your favorite recipes! The cookbook committee invites you to send in your favorite recipes for 25th Anniversary OLLI Cookbook. Please don’t be shy! Email your recipes, including the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone or drop a copy by the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Cathy Dwyer.

OLLI HAPPENINGS

The Cards SIG will not meet on Tuesday, May 29 or Tuesday, June 5. They will resume on Tuesday, June 12.

 

Have you enjoyed the Read and Explore with OLLI program the past two winters? Would you like to help plan for 2019?  The Read and Explore Committee welcomes new members. Email Margot Stewart for information.

 

The Gluten Free SIG will meet at Grill Marks (Haywood Mall) on Wednesday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m.  If you are interesting in attending, please RSVP to Diane Bagwell  at 864.344.1976.

 

Anyone interested in joining the Quilting and Handwork SIG is welcome. They will meet on Wednesdays in June beginning June 13, 1-3 p.m., HC103 (Presidents Conference Room). Questions? Contact Donna Rasheed.

 

Furman’s Football Season opens this year at Clemson’s Death Valley on Sat., Sept. 1.  There may be an opportunity to attend this game with transportation from OLLI for 24 OLLI members. The cost will be around $100 per person, which includes transportation, game ticket and some refreshments. It is important to note the game will be an afternoon game, which means it will be hot (most likely very hot), and you have to be able to walk from the parking lot (maybe a far as 1 mile each way). Right now, we just need to determine interest. Please sign up at the OLLI office if you are interested.  If you have any questions, contact George Hammond.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Due to construction, the upper level access to the Daniel Dining Hall is accessible through the summer. The two lower level entrances (Lakeside and Gardenside) will remain open. A reminder that the Daniel Dining Hall summer hours are 7:30 – 9 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 – 6:30 p.m. To see summer hours and daily menus, click here.   The OLLI discount ($6 per member) is in effect Monday-Friday in June. During July and August, and all weekends, OLLI members will be charged full price.

 

The Greenville Scottish Games are this Saturday, May 26 on Furman’s campus on the rugby field near the Herring Center! The gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the day will be filled with competitions, entertainment, food and more. Discounted tickets are available for seniors in advance at Timmons Arena. Details here!

 

The 50th Anniversary year of Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series continues Thursdays through August 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. On May 31, enjoy “Circus Days” performed by the Lakside Concert Band. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

Furman University, WYFF and the Upstate Chamber Coalition will host a Republican Gubernatorial Debate on Tuesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium. Learn more and register to attend here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Don’t miss OLLI member Rachel Jeffries in Death of a Salesman at Anderson’s Market Theatre at the Anderson Arts Center (110 Federal St., Suite 6) through May 20. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

 

Clemson University’s Science on Tap will host Venkat Krovi, chair and professor of vehicle automation at CU-iCAR, who will discuss “Humans and Robots: Made for Each Other?”— a discussion of land use and climate change on Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Coffee Underground in downtown Greenville. Questions? Check the website for more information.

 

Downtown Greenville’s TD Saturday Market is now underway from 8 a.m. – 12 noon at Main Street at McBee Avenue. Learn more here.  Also in full swing is the Travelers Rest Market which runs from 8:30 a.m. – noon at Trailblazer Park. Learn more about the Travelers Rest Market here.

 

The Warehouse Theatre closes out its 44th Main Stage Season with the rock and roll musical satire, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, featuring members of the original Broadway production team June 8-30. Tickets begin at $40 for General Admission and can be purchased at the Warehouse Theatre website or by calling 864-235-6948.

 

May 18, 2018

OLLI NOTES              

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

Summer registration continues!  Register online or in the OLLI office. There is still room for you in Baby Steps Toward Public Speaking, Bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail and DIY Workshop with Grandkids & Home Depot and offered for the first time – Business Simulation Game, It’s a Match and Christmas in June. Call the office if these are the classes for you!

 

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: General Evaluation Here

Hobbies, Art and Music Course Evaluation: Hobbies, Art & Music Evaluation Here

Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation: Exercise & Fitness Evaluation Here

 

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate for Council openings to be voted on at the Spring Luncheon on May 22:  President-Elect/VP Membership: Sally Bornmueller; VP Finance and Administration: Ron Eldridge; Members at Large: Mary Kay Kantz and David Johnson and filling an unexpired two-year term as Member at Large: Tom Nowlin. Thank you to May Welborn, VP/President Elect/Nominating Committee Chair and her committee for their work, and thank you to the nominees who said “yes” when asked!

 

Apply now for Class 5 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of 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 paper applications are available in the OLLI office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following courses will meet the week of May. 21-25. **For hiking make-up classes, please check your e-mail for notification from your leader.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Early American Literature – 9 am, HC005   Bridge: A Different Look – 9 am, HC113 History of Rock & Roll – 10:30 am, HC111 Qi Gong – 9 am, HC110
Taekwondo – 10:45 am, HC110   Philosophy – 9  am, HC111 Prime Writing Time – 10:45 am, HC004  
Casseroles – 10:45 am, HC105 It’s All Relatives – 10:45 am, HC004 Bob Dylan II (Birthday Bash) – 1:30 pm, HC004  
Fundamentals of Investing – 1:30 p.m., HC104 Out of the Closet – 10:45 am, HC105  
Beyond the Titanic – 1:30 p.m., HC005   Retirement Wealth Management – 10:45 am, HC113    
International Folk Dance – 1:30 pm, PAC Dance   Angry Atmosphere – 10:45 am, HC111    
    Quilting by Hand – 1 pm; HC103    
    Enhancing Your Online Skills – 1:30 pm, HC104    

 

Bob Dylan Part II – Dylan and Friends will conclude with a Birthday Bash for Bob on Thursday, May 24, 1:30–3 p.m. in HC110, featuring musical artist Richard Bryant from New York City. Richard has interpreted Dylan for NY audiences for many years and will perform a selection of Dylan tunes from the sixties to the present. All are welcome!

 

25 Years of OLLI/FULIR

It’s not too late to send in your favorite recipes! The cookbook committee invites you to send in your favorite recipes for 25th Anniversary OLLI Cookbook. Please don’t be shy! Email your recipes, including the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone or drop a copy by the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Cathy Dwyer.

 

Save the Date OLLI Hikers! As part of the 25th Anniversary celebration OLLI members will be invited to take part in a special OLLI Hike on Wednesday, August 29. Hikes/walks will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a potluck lunch following around noon. Stay tuned for sign-up information!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Have you enjoyed the Read and Explore with OLLI program the past two Winters?  Would you like to help plan for the 2019 version?  The Read and Explore Committee could use a few new members.  Email Margot Stewart for information.

 

Join the Living in Community SIG on Wednesday, May 23 in HC105 (behind the kitchen) at 1 p.m. to meet Todd Usher of Addison Homes. He will discuss aspects of housing construction for active seniors that want to age in place. Universal design and pocket communities will be reviewed. For more information, contact Elaine Brummett.

 

The Gluten Free SIG will be meeting at Grill Marks (Haywood Mall) on Wednesday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m.  If you are interesting in attending, please RSVP to Diane Bagwell  at 864.344.1976.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The 50th Anniversary year of Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series begins Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater. Opening the 11-concert series for this golden anniversary is “The Kings of Swing” performed by the Lakeside Concert Band. Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here.

 

Furman University, WYFF and the Upstate Chamber Coalition will host a Republican Gubernatorial Debate on May 29 at 7 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium. Learn more and register to attend here.

 

Art by South Carolina native son and U.S. Army combat veteran Brad Carraway will be on display through June 15 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building. Regular Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Join M. Judson Booksellers for a Sunday Sit-Down Supper on May 20! Four courses, fine china, and a good book make for an event like no other. We’ll be hosting Asheville author Denise Kiernan and her history of the Biltmore Estate, The Last Castle. Heidi and Joe Trull of Grits & Groceries will be joining us in the kitchen, crafting a menu that reflects the time and place of the book. Tickets and more information available at the link below, or call the store at 864-603-2412. Learn more here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Don’t miss OLLI member Rachel Jeffries in Death of a Salesman at Anderson’s Market Theatre at the Anderson Arts Center (110 Federal St., Suite 6) through May 20. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

 

St. James Episcopal Church invites you to a special recital with Pianist, Ileana Shaner on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The recital benefits St. James Missions and Outreach and the suggested donation $20. Learn more here.

 

May 11, 2018

OLLI NOTES              

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

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

 

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.  Summer is a great time to try OLLI for the first time.  Classes are just $35 and there is no membership requirement. It is a great time to encourage a friend to try OLLI!

 

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: General Evaluation Here

Hobbies, Art and Music Course Evaluation: Hobbies, Art & Music Evaluation Here

Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation: Exercise & Fitness Evaluation Here

 

Celebrate another great year at OLLI at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 22 at the Younts Center. We will celebrate with emcee Sarah Fletcher, a bit of trivia fun, 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 baby greens with seasonal fruit salad, herb marinated chicken, roasted shrimp with peppers, roasted fingerling potatoes, balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts and cupcakes for dessert!  Dress is casual.  Sign up in the OLLI office for just $20 by Wednesday, May 16.  Please see Heidi Wright with dietary restrictions.

 

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate for Council openings to be voted on at the Spring Luncheon on May 22:  President-Elect/VP Membership: Sally Bornmueller; VP Finance and Administration: Ron Eldridge; Members at Large: Mary Kay Kantz and David Johnson and filling an unexpired two-year term as Member at Large: Tom Nowlin. Thank you to May Welborn, VP/President Elect/Nominating Committee Chair and her committee for their work, and thank you to the nominees who said “yes” when asked!

 

Apply now for Class 5 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of 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 paper applications are available in the OLLI office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAH818 Casseroles will not meet on Monday, May 14.

HIS671 Beyond the Titanic will not meet on Monday, May 14

HFE574 Hearing Loss & Aging will not meet Wednesday, May 16 (last class was May 9)

 

If you will be at the Herring Center on Thursday, May 17, please note that afternoon traffic may be heavy due to a ceremony at Timmons at 2 p.m.  Members with 1:30 p.m. classes should allow a little more time to arrive.

 

There is room for YOU in the Behind the Scenes at OLLI Bonus Event on May 18 at 1 p.m., HC110.

Bob Dylan Part II – Dylan and Friends will conclude with a Birthday Bash for Bob on Thursday, May 24, 1:30–3 p.m. in HC110, featuring musical artist Richard Bryant from New York City. Richard has interpreted Dylan for NY audiences for many years and will perform a selection of Dylan tunes from the sixties to the present. All are welcome!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Unique Opportunity for OLLI Members! Make plans to attend a special seminar, AYURVEDA: India’s Holistic and Preventative Approach to Health, conducted by Dr. Kanhirala Jouhar, the Chief Physician at the Kalari Kovilakom Ayurveda Hospital, in Kerala, India. Ayurveda emphasizes practices of detoxification and rejuvenation and is an ancient approach to well-being and understanding of your unique body. Dr. Savita Nair (Furman University, Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies) will introduce the presentation, which will take place Monday, May 14, HC110 in two parts. Part I – The Basics – 3:15-4:45; Part II – The Next Level – 4:45-5:45. All are welcome to join us for one or both of the sessions.

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. May 15, Organic and Sustainability Farming Techniques for Furman’s Garden and Your Garden with Bruce Adams, farm manager and the Furman Farm, organic & compost manager for the Furman campus.

 

Bring your questions, findings, etc. to the newly formed Space Exploration SIG today Friday, May 11, 1 – 3 p.m., HC004. The Space Exploration SIG is a collaborative effort to stay informed about and discuss space exploration. Each meeting will include discussion of the technology and findings of present and future human and robotic missions. Contact Bill Bradshaw for more information.

 

Furman’s football season opens this year at Clemson’s Death Valley on Sat., September 1.  There may be an opportunity to attend this game with transportation from OLLI for approximately 24 OLLI members. The cost will be around $100 per person, which includes transportation, game ticket and some refreshments. It is important to note this will be an afternoon game, which means it will be hot, (most likely very hot), and you must be able to walk from the parking lot (maybe as far as 1 mile each way). Right now, we need to determine interest. Please sign up at the OLLI office if you are interested.  Questions? Contact George Hammond.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Daniel Dining Hall summer hours are 7:30 – 9 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 – 6:30 p.m. The Paladen and Library Cafe are open for the summer and the Paddock will be closed. To see summer hours and daily menus, click here. Remember that your membership allows you to eat in the Dining Hall for only $6 with your OLLI name badge, which will continue through June and begin again in September.  There is no OLLI discount in the Dining Hall on weekends, or in July, August, or December.

 

Join M. Judson Booksellers for a Sunday Sit-Down Supper on May 20! Four courses, fine china, and a good book make for a event like no other. We’ll be hosting Asheville author Denise Kiernan and her history of the Biltmore Estate, The Last Castle. Heidi and Joe Trull of Grits & Groceries will be joining us in the kitchen, crafting a menu that reflects the time and place of the book. Tickets and more information available at the link below, or call the store at 864-603-2412. Learn more here.

 

Organizers are looking for volunteers to work the BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greenville, May 17-20. The cost for volunteering is $40, which includes a polo shirt and cap, food and beverages, and one guest pass that is good at any of the three courses. To volunteer, please click here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Don’t miss OLLI member Rachel Jeffries in Death of a Salesman at Anderson’s Market Theatre at the Anderson Arts Center (110 Federal St., Suite 6) through May 20. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

 

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony presents Downtown Condo Rondo Sat., May 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., during Artisphere. This year’s theme is Urban Lifestyles featuring a variety of city homes throughout the downtown. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

 

SAGE invites you to Emergency Preparedness: You May be Surprised Wed., May 16, 11 a.m.–Noon at Hughes Public Library. SAGE is a group of seniors looking to make sound health choices for our futures by getting great information. For details, leave a message at 864.322.6333.

 

St. James Episcopal Church invites you to a special recital with Pianist, Ileana Shaner on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The recital benefits St. James Missions and Outreach and the suggested donation $20. Learn more here.

 

Join M. Judson Booksellers for a Sunday Sit-Down Supper on May 20! Four courses, fine china, and a good book make for an event like no other. We’ll host Asheville author Denise Kiernan and her history of the Biltmore Estate, The Last Castle. Heidi and Joe Trull of Grits & Groceries join us in the kitchen, crafting a menu that reflects the time and place of the book. Tickets and information available here, or call 864-603-2412.

May 4, 2018

OLLI NOTES              

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

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

 

Summer registration begins Tue., May 8 at 8 a.m. for everyone. The summer flyer is available on the website. No papers copies were mailed, but they are available in the office. Pick one up, and a few more to share with friends and neighbors. Summer is a great time for people to try OLLI for the first time. Classes are just $35 (unless noted) and there is no membership requirement. A great time to encourage a friend to try OLLI!

 

Celebrate another great year at OLLI at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 22 at the Younts Center. We will celebrate through photos (photo booth, anyone?), a bit of trivia fun, 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 baby greens with seasonal fruit salad, herb marinated chicken, roasted shrimp with peppers, roasted fingerling potatoes, balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts and cupcakes for dessert!  Dress is casual.  Sign up in the OLLI office for just $20 by Wednesday, May 16.  Please see Heidi Wright with dietary restrictions.

 

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate for Council openings to be voted on at the Spring Luncheon on May 22:  President-Elect/VP Membership: Sally Bornmueller; VP Finance and Administration: Ron Eldridge; Members at Large: Mary Kay Kantz and David Johnson and filling an unexpired two year term as Member at Large: Tom Nowlin. Thank you to May Welborn, 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!

 

Apply now for Class 5 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program of 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 paper applications are available in the OLLI office.

 

Please remember to go light on your perfume/cologne as other members might have an allergy or sensitivity to your favorite scent.

 

As summer approaches we encourage all OLLI members to leave your furry friends at home when coming to the Herring Center for classes and the like. Even when parked in the shade, animals in cars create great concern among other OLLI members. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

HFE561 International Folk Dance 2 will not meet on Monday, May 7.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Event on May 11, 2018.  Sign up in the OLLI Office.

 

Most Everything You Want to Know About Fine Art – 1-3 p.m.; White Rabbit Gallery (Travelers Rest)

 

Bob Dylan Part II – Dylan and Friends will conclude with a Birthday Bash for Bob on Thursday, May 24, 1:30–3 p.m. in HC110, featuring musical artist Richard Bryant from New York City. Richard has interpreted Dylan for NY audiences for many years and will perform a selection of Dylan tunes from the sixties to the present. All are welcome!

 

25 Years of OLLI/FULIR

Join OLLI members for some fun water aerobics and friendly competition at OLLI’s 25 cent Aqua Fitness Event! The event will be held on Friday, May 11 from 9 -11 a.m. at Furman’s PAC Pool. Learn more here  and stop by or call the OLLI office to sign up by Wednesday, May 9. Participants and spectators welcome!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. May 8, Upcountry History museum – Furman University: There is More to Us Than the Past with Dana Thorpe, chief executive officer, Upcountry History Museum – Furman University.

 

Bring your questions, findings, etc. to the newly formed Space Exploration SIG on Friday, May 11, 1 – 3 p.m., HC004. The Space Exploration SIG is a collaborative effort to stay informed about and discuss space exploration. Each meeting will include discussion of the technology and findings of present and future human and robotic missions. Contact Bill Bradshaw for more information.

 

The OLLI Consort SIG (recorders and guitar) will perform music from two recent concerts at a special Lunch and Listen on Thursday, May 10, 12:30-1:15 p.m., HC110. Make plans to stop and enjoy this special performance!

 

Furman’s Football Season opens this year at Clemson’s Death Valley on Saturday, September 1.  There may be an opportunity to attend this game with transportation from OLLI for approximately 24 OLLI members. The cost will be approximately $100 per person, which will include transportation, game ticket and some refreshments. It is important to note the game will be an afternoon game, which means it will be hot, (most likely very hot), and you have to be able to walk from the parking lot (maybe a far as 1 mile each way). Right now, we just need to determine the interest level. Please sign up at the OLLI office if you are interested.  If you have any questions, please contact George Hammond.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Daniel Dining Hall will be closed May 5 – 8 and will reopen on May 9. Summer Dining Hall hours will be 7:30 – 9 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 – 6:30 p.m. The Paladen and Library Cafe will not be open for the summer after May 2 and the Paddock will close after May 4. Traditions Grille, at the golf course, will be open throughout the summer. To see summer hours and daily menus, click here. Be reminded that your membership allows you to eat in the Dining Hall for only $6 with your OLLI name badge, which will continue through June and begin again in September.  There is no OLLI discount in the Dining Hall on weekends, or in July, August, and December.

 

Organizers are looking for volunteers to work the BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greenville, May 17-20. The cost for volunteering is $40, which includes a polo shirt and cap, food and beverages, and one guest pass that is good at any of the three courses. To volunteer, please click here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Navy League invites OLLI members to attend a special dinner program on May 9 at the Poinsett Club. Brigadier General James Walker, USMC (ret), will discuss how the sea services’ focus on mission accomplishment can improve our daily lives. General Walker graduated from Clemson University and the University of South Carolina law school and served as the Executive Assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps and as the senior uniformed attorney in the Marine Corps. Tickets are $33 each and include a choice of two dinner entrees. For details and reservations, please visit the website or email the Navy League.

 

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony presents Downtown Condo Rondo Sat., May 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., during Artisphere. This year’s theme is Urban Lifestyles featuring a variety of city homes throughout the downtown. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

 

SAGE invites OLLI members to Emergency Preparedness: You May be Surprised on Wednesday, May 16, 11 a.m.–Noon at Hughes Public Library. SAGE is a group of seniors looking to make sound health choices for our futures by getting great information. For details, leave a message at 864.322.6333.

 

Help Greenville County Library through Digitize Greenville: Preserving the History of the Upstate. The Greenville County Library wants your photos, past and present, of Upstate organizations, businesses, schools, churches and neighborhoods. Any photos you submit will be scanned and returned to you. Bring your photos to the Simpsonville Branch on Monday, May 14 from 2:30 – 5 p.m. Email or call 963-9031 to register.

April 27, 2018

OLLI NOTES              

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

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

 

Summer registration begins Tuesday, May 8 at 8 a.m. for everyone. The summer flyer is available on the website. Papers copies will not be mailed, but will be available in the office next week. Pick one up, and a few more to share with friends and neighbors. Summer is a great time for people to try OLLI for the first time. Classes are just $35 (unless noted) and there is no membership requirement. A great time to encourage a friend to try out OLLI!

 

Save the Date and plan to join OLLI members as we celebrate another wonderful year at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 22 at the Younts Center. Watch for details of how to sign-up next week!

 

A Note on Parking – A gentle reminder to please be aware of handicapped spaces as you park. The area next to those spaces with the diagonal lines are critical for the handicapped space to work so that the passengers can get in and out of the car. Thank you for leaving those open for those that need them!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACM104 Early American Literature will not meet Monday, April 30.

RPH 972 Philosophy will not meet on Wednesday, May 2.

HIS698 Tale of Two Popes will not meet on Friday, May 4.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events.  Sign up in the OLLI Office.

 

May 4: Parkinson’s Disease Alliance – 10 a.m., HC004

 

25 Years of OLLI/FULIR

Join OLLI members for some fun water aerobics and friendly competition at OLLI’s 25 cent Aqua Fitness Event! The event will be held on Friday, May 11 from 9 -11 a.m. at Furman’s PAC Pool. Learn more here  and stop by or call the OLLI office to sign up. Participants and spectators welcome!

 

A little rain couldn’t stop OLLI members from making OLLI Night at the Greenville Drive a HOMERUN for all that attended! Special thanks to the committee for putting together a fun and memorable evening for all!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. May 1, What Are the Odds? – You can be amazed and have fun with math with John Harris, Ph.D., Furman math professor.

 

This Gluten-Free SIG is for anyone interested in sharing gluten-free recipes and information on gluten-free products available locally and online, as well as information on local restaurants/businesses that offer gluten-free options. We will meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month, beginning May 2 at 1 p.m, HC003. For additional information, contact Diane Bagwell  at 864-344-1976.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Anne Frank. Ruby Bridges. Ryan White. More than just familiar names, their stories of courage, resilience and endurance embody the message of The Power of Children – Making a Difference, the newest exhibition at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, on display through Wednesday, May 23. Learn more on the Upcountry History Museum website.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Enjoy the Joyful Garden Tour, presented by Christ Episcopal Church and featuring the church grounds plus seven beautiful gardens in the Augusta Road area.  Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.  Purchase tickets here.

 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 28. This is a safe way to discard of old medications that might be taking up space in your medicine cabinet. Visit the DEA website to find a collection site near you!

 

Warehouse Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing through May 5. Learn more and order tickets here.

Greenville Chorale’s “Boots & Barbecue” will be held April 27, 6-10 p.m., Downtown Airport Hanger. OLLI members are invited to join the party to celebrate the Greenville Chorale. Great food-wine-beer, dancing to live band, silent auction, and live auction (care to bid on the opportunity to CONDUCT the Chorale in concert!?). Tickets are $35/person, $60/pair and are available in the OLLI Office.

 

The Friends of the Greenville County Library invite you to their Used Book Sale, April 27-29.  The sale will be held at the Merovan Center Suite E2 (1200 Woodruff Road, across from Kohl’s.) View hours and details on the https://www.greenvillelibrary.org/friends

 

Music on Sunday at the Temple of Israel, April 29, 3 p.m.:  The Poinsett Piano Trio will perform with a complimentary wine and cheese reception to follow. Visit their website for more information.

 

Join Chautauqua Tue., May 1, 7 p.m. to hear amazing stories of Francis Marion (Swamp Fox) who with his ragged band of volunteers just kept fighting until the Revolution was won. Led by Dr. Christine Swager, author of 7 books on the Southern Campaign. She knows where all the bodies are buried. This event is not a costumed performance. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 864-244-1499 or visit the website.  Free!

 

Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be held Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m.—1 p.m. at Roper Mountain Science Center.  Rain or Shine! Learn more on the website.

 

Upstate International presents NAFTA: Perspectives from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. on Monday, April 30 at Clemson One, 1 N. Main Street in Greenville; wine and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., panel discussion 6-7:30 p.m. $30, $25 for UI/WACU members.  Visit their website for more information.

 

The Peace Center will hold a Volunteer Training Session on May 1 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. for those interested in joining their team in providing world class service to all our patrons. Click here to sign up! If you have any questions, please email pcvolunteer@peacecenter.org.

 

Were you involved with the United Way during your career and interested in reconnecting? Volunteer with ReUNITED, United Way’s new group for retirees, on Saturday, May 5, Hands on Greenville Day.  We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at A Child’s Haven (helping them sanitize and organize INSIDE) and then join the after Party at Fluor Field at 12 pm. Free food and t-shirts! Email Holly Manuel for more information or to sign up!

The Navy League invited OLLI members are invited to attend a special dinner program on May 9 at the Poinsett Club. Brigadier General James Walker, USMC (ret), will discuss how the sea services’ focus on mission accomplishment can improve our daily lives. General Walker graduated from Clemson University and the University of South Carolina law school and went on to serve as the Executive Assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the senior uniformed attorney in the Marine Corps. Tickets are $33 per person and include a choice of two dinner entrees. For details and reservation form, please visit the website or email NavyLeague.UpperSCCouncil@Yahoo.com.

 

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony will again host Downtown Condo Rondo on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during Artisphere. This year’s theme is Urban Lifestyles featuring a variety of city homes throughout the downtown. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour. Learn more on purchase tickets here.

April 20, 2018

OLLI NOTES              

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

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

 

We are thrilled to welcome Furman student and pianist, Emma Saba, in recital on Monday, April 23 at 3:15, in the Herring Center Lobby. Emma, a sophomore from Charlotte, NC, will perform selections from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff. Please help us welcome Emma as she shares her gift of music using our beautiful grand piano. Free! Reservations are helpful; sign up in the OLLI office so we know how many to expect.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events.  Sign up in the OLLI Office.

April 27:

Hispanic Alliance Greenville – 10 a.m., HC105

Paper Dolls for Big and Little Girls – 1 p.m., HC111

Today’s Reverse Mortgages – 1 p.m., HC004

 

May 4

Parkinson’s Disease Alliance – 10 a.m., HC004

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. April 24, Carolina Music Museum: Celebrate! Entertain! Inform! The New Museum on Heritage Green with Tom Strange, Ph.D. executive director, Carolina Music Museum at Heritage Green, with special guest pianist and OLLI member Jann Howell, demonstrating an 18th or 19th century keyboard utilizing its period music.

 

Catholic Charities is opening Our Lady’s Pantry and they could use your skills and talents – as could Project Host, who needs help in the Soup Kitchen or in the Greenhouse/Garden. Learn the details of these and many other volunteer opportunities for meaningful engagement at the Community Volunteering SIG on Wed., April 25, 12:20–1:20 p.m. in HC004.  Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

This Gluten-Free SIG is for anyone interested in sharing gluten-free recipes and information on gluten-free products available locally and online, as well as information on local restaurants/businesses that offer gluten-free options. We will meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month, beginning May 2 at 1 p.m, HC003. For additional information, contact Diane Bagwell  at 864-344-1976.

 

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

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman Psychology Department could use your help next week! Did you know Furman’s Social Cognition and Aging Lab is conducting three different studies about memory strategies and interpersonal interaction? The studies are online surveys that you can complete from your own home. Time needed to complete the surveys range from half an hour to an hour. You will be compensated for your participation. To see if you qualify for participation, email psychologyresearch@furman.edu.

 

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

 

Furman University Lyric Theatre presents Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for seniors and available through Eventbrite.

 

Furman University, WYFF and the Upstate Chamber Coalition will host a Democratic Gubernatorial Debate on April 22 at 7 p.m. at Younts Conference Center. Learn more and register to attend here.

 

Notre Dame Professor Emeritus Walter J. Nicgorski will speak on Monday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at Daniel Memorial Chapel. A reception with Nicgorski follows in the Bryan Garden Room of the Chapel. His talk, The Morality of the Liberal Arts, is this year’s Hesburgh Lecture presented by the Furman University Office of Spiritual Life in partnership with the Notre Dame Club of the Western Carolinas and the university’s Catholic Campus Ministry.

 

Anne Frank. Ruby Bridges. Ryan White. More than just familiar names, their stories of courage, resilience and endurance embody the message of The Power of Children – Making a Difference, the newest exhibition at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, on display through Wednesday, May 23. Learn more on the Upcountry History Museum website.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Add some native plants to your landscape this Spring!  You’ll find many varieties of native plants, shrubs, grasses and trees at the Native Plant Sale, April 21, (9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) at Conestee Nature Park on Mauldin Road, near the former Braves stadium. (Sales support the work of the SC Native Plant Society.)

 

On Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m., Science on Tap – Greenville will feature The DIG Greenville Project, the 1.5 mile tunnel being built under Greenville now to serve the county for the next 100 years. Graham Rich, execute director of Renewable Water Resources, will discuss the art and science of keeping our waters clean. Meetings take place at Coffee Underground (downtown Greenville) and all are invited to attend.

 

Warehouse Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing through May 5. Learn more and order tickets here.

The Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble, established as a community group in 2000, presents their Spring Concert Series. View the complete list of performances on the website.

 

Were you involved with the United Way during your career and interested in reconnecting? Volunteer with ReUNITED, United Way’s new group for retirees, on May 5, Hands on Greenville Day.  We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at A Child’s Haven (helping them sanitize and organize INSIDE) and then join the after Party at Fluor Field at 12:00 pm. Free food and t-shirts! Email Holly Manuel for more information or to sign up!

 

Music on Sunday at the Temple of Israel, April 29, 3 p.m.:  The Poinsett Piano Trio will perform with a complimentary wine and cheese reception to follow. Visit their website for more information.

 

Greenville Chorale’s “Boots & Barbecue” will be held April 27, 6-10 p.m., Downtown Airport Hanger. OLLI members are invited to join the party to celebrate the Greenville Chorale. Great food-wine-beer, dancing to live band, silent auction, and live auction (care to bid on the opportunity to CONDUCT the Chorale in concert!?). Tickets are $35/person, $60/pair and are available in the OLLI Office.

 

Join Chautauqua Tue., May 1, 7  p.m. to hear amazing stories of Francis Marion (Swamp Fox) who with his ragged band of volunteers just kept fighting until the Revolution was won. Led by Dr. Christine Swager, author of 7 books on the Southern Campaign. She knows where all the bodies are buried. This event is not a costumed performance. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 864-244-1499 or visit the website.  Free!

 

Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be held Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m.—1 p.m. at Roper Mountain Science Center.  Rain or Shine! Learn more on the website.

 

The Peace Center will hold a Volunteer Training Session on May 1 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. for those interested in joining their team in providing world class service to all our patrons. Click here to sign up! If you have any questions, please email pcvolunteer@peacecenter.org.

 

Upstate International presents NAFTA:  Perspectives from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. on Monday, April 30 at Clemson One, 1 N. Main Street in Greenville; wine and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., panel discussion 6-7:30 p.m. $30, $25 for UI/WACU members.  Visit their website for more information.

April 13, 2018

OLLI NOTES              

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

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

 

On April 18 Furman will host the Special Olympics which is a busy day on this side of campus. Members with Wednesday classes should check your e-mail for details. As it stands right now, our 9 a.m. classes will be able to meet as normal, however traffic will increase and parking will fill soon after class begins. Adjustments for the day have been made as needed. (list follows).  If your class is NOT on this list, you will have class in the Herring Center as usual. Parking spaces will not be reserved for OLLI members, so please be patient and plan accordingly.  If your class is meeting away from the Herring Center after 9 a.m. you should enter campus through the front gate, as you will not be able to access the main campus from our parking lot that morning. Please call the OLLI office with any questions. If you need to come by to take care of something in the office, April 18 would not be the day to do that.  Thank you for your patience and support as Furman hosts these special athletes!

 

HIS619 1648: War and Peace in Europe will meet at 10:45 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on Wed., April 18.

 

Following are the classes that will meet not meet on Wednesday, April 18:

PAH851 Bridge: A Different Look IV will not meet on Wednesday, April 18.

PHO1635 19th Century French Photographers will not meet on Wednesday, April 18.

ACM193 It’s all Relatives will not meet on Wednesday, April 18.

CEO416 Out of the Closet will not meet on Wednesday, April 18.

BEF265 Retirement Financial Planning will not meet on Wednesday, April 18.

SNM1066 The Angry Atmosphere will not meet on Wednesday, April 18.

 

All Wednesday 1:30 p.m. classes will begin at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 only, with the exception of PAH834 Woodcarving 201 and PAH838 Quilting by Hand, which will meet at their regular time.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events on April 27. Sign up in the OLLI office.

Hispanic Alliance Greenville – 10 a.m., HC105

Paper Dolls for Big and Little Girls – 1 p.m., HC111

Today’s Reverse Mortgages – 1 p.m., HC004

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. April 17, Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Root Cause of Disease with Elizabeth Morris, M.D., GHS Greenville Family Medicine Faculty & University of South Carolina SCIM.

 

We are thrilled to welcome pianist, Emma Saba, in recital on Monday, April 23 at 3:15, in the Herring Center Lobby. Emma was part of our dedication recital and enjoyed the OLLI audience so much that she asked to come back! Please help us welcome Emma as she shares her gift of music using our beautiful grand piano. Free! Reservations are helpful; sign up in the OLLI office so we know how many to expect.

 

Catholic Charities is opening a Lady’s Pantry and they could use your skills and talents – as could Project Host, who needs help in the Soup Kitchen or in the Greenhouse / Garden. Learn the details of these many other volunteer opportunities for meaningful engagement at the Community Volunteering SIG on Wed., April 25, 12:20–1:20 p.m. in HC004.  Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin. Please note change of date due to Special Olympics.

 

 

Want to play Bocci?  Let’s play on Thursdays at 3 p.m.  Meet in the OLLI lobby on Thursday, April 19.  Please contact Stan Klotz if interested.  All skill levels welcome!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

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

 

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

 

Please join the World Affairs Council Upstate, in partnership with Furman University, as they continue their America and the World lecture series. The presentation, The United States and Iran will be Wednesday, April 18, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Ogletree Deakins (300 N. Main St., Downtown Greenville). Tickets are $5 through the website.

 

Matthew Cohen, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Furman University, will present at the University’s High Noon Lecture Series on Wed., April 18 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. The lecture, “Sustainability: What Is It and What Might It Mean for Greenville?” will begin at noon and is open to the public. A complete schedule of High Noon events can be found here.

 

Furman University Lyric Theatre will present two performances of Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” Thursday, April 19 and Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The opera is open to the public. Tickets are $20 for seniors and can be ordered through Eventbrite.

 

Notre Dame Professor Emeritus Walter J. Nicgorski will speak on the campus of Furman University Monday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. A reception with Nicgorski follows in the Bryan Garden Room of the Chapel. His talk, “The Morality of the Liberal Arts,” is this year’s Hesburgh Lecture presented by the Furman University Office of Spiritual Life in partnership with the Notre Dame Club of the Western Carolinas and the university’s Catholic Campus Ministry.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

City of Greenville Shredding & E-Waste Recycling Day – Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s new Public Works facility at 475 Fairforest Way. Please visit the website to learn more.

 

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

 

Add some native plants to your landscape this Spring!  You’ll find many varieties of native plants, shrubs, grasses and trees at the Native Plant Sale, April 21, (9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) at Conestee Nature Park on Mauldin Road, near the former Braves stadium. (Sales support the work of the SC Native Plant Society.)

 

Furman University, WYFF and the Upstate Chamber Coalition will host a Democratic Gubernatorial Debate on April 22 at 7 p.m. at Younts Conference Center. Learn more and register to attend here.

 

The Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble, established as a community group in 2000, presents their Spring Concert Series. View the complete list of performances on the website.

 

Greenville Chorale’s “Boots & Barbecue” will be held April 27, 6-10 p.m., Downtown Airport Hanger. OLLI members are invited to join the party to celebrate the Greenville Chorale. Great food-wine-beer, dancing to live band, silent auction, and live auction (care to bid on the opportunity to CONDUCT the Chorale in concert!? ) Tickets are $35/person, $60/pair. Tickets available in OLLI Office.