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October 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Triune Mercy Center Support Circle opportunity: If you want to know more, there will be an info session on Monday, Oct. 15 at 5:30 pm in the Triune dining hall. Triune Circles is a year-long relational ministry designed to assist those who want to move out of poverty or homelessness and make significant life changes. The focus is on equipping and empowering people to move forward on their goals while being surrounded by a supportive team. The next round will start in November!

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

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

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

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

October 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 28,2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 21, 2018

OLLI NOTES              September 21, 2018

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

 

Today, September 21, is the last day to drop classes and receive a refund.  If you drop a class and switch to another, there is no fee. If you drop a class without replacing it, there is a $10 processing fee.

 

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

 

Have you seen OLLILife?  If not, check out our new quarterly magazine here.  Thanks to editor, Sue Renault, and her team of contributors for putting together a terrific issue!

 

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

 

25 Years of OLLI/FULIR

Beer and Pizza Tasting 25th Anniversary Celebration We are gathering to enjoy a delicious tasting for all! Join us and sample the marvelous hand-made Upcountry Provisions Pizza and/or a tasting of select craft beers chosen by some of OLLI’s most studied beer connoisseurs! (Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for the Pizza Tasters.) $10 for either pizza or beer or $20 to give both a try. Deadline to sign up is September 27 in the OLLI office (or call 864.294.2998) for one of the tastings or both! Tuesday October 2, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Grove @ Upcountry Provisions, 6809 State Park Road, Travelers Rest.

 

Enjoy a 25th Anniversary Treat! You just might find yourself surprised between classes at the Herring Center you 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 learn more and sign up!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACM143 Write Life Class is cancelled for Thursday, September 27th 1:30-3:00 p.m. Makeup Class TBA.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events. You may sign up for more than two Bonus events, at this time. Sign up in the OLLI office.

BTE1145 Today’s Reverse Mortgages                       BTE1421 Returning the Favor: Help Students           

BTE1408 Bleep! You Can’t Watch That                     BTE1424 History of Learning in Retirement BTE1414 Pat Conroy’s Reverence for Teaching     BTE1428 Benjamin West: American Painting

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

SIG Celebration Week September 24-28. Plan to get familiar by attending events throughout the week!

 

The Classic Car SIG invites all OLLI members to “Cars and Coffee” on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in the lower parking lot (weather permitting). Stop by, check out the cars and enjoy a special snack! Questions? Contact Wayne Halli.

 

All OLLI members who have taken a meditation class or have experience with meditation are invited to join the Open Meditation SIG as we gather and practice meditation. We will meet on Mondays, 9:30 -10:30 a.m. in the Vick Seminar Room, HC102. Contact Sigrid Carpenter with questions.

 

Looking to “give back” with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests?  Find out what your OLLI peers are doing and receive information about opportunities with 22 organizations. Join us at the Community Volunteer SIG on Sept. 26, 12:20–1:20 p.m., HC004. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

The Food SIG invites OLLI members to participate in Greenville Tech’s Culinary Institute of the Carolina Culinary Luncheon on Tuesday, October 16 at 12 noon.  The cost is $10/person; RSVP by Wednesday, September 26. Please contact nowo29@yahoo.com if you are interested in participating.

 

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

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman University Department of Music presents the Jim McNeely Jazz Trio Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information about the event, call 864-294-2086 or Furman.Music@furman.edu .

 

The Tocqueville Lecture Series opens Thur., Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. with a talk by Daniel DiSalvo, author and City College of New York-CUNY Associate Professor of Political Science: Has Party Reform Made America Ungovernable?. The lecture is the first in a five part series, “Love, Friendship, and Politics.”  McEachern Lecture Hall, Furman Hall 214. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 864-294-3547 or contact Paige Blankenship. 

 

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

 

Furman Organist and Professor of Music, Charles Boyd Tompkins in recital Tuesday, October 2, at 8:00 p.m. Daniel Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Music Department.

 

Fall for Greenville is coming October 12-14.  Furman is asking for volunteers to help out in the Furman tent.  Volunteers would work a minimum of 2 hours and will receive meal tickets for the festival.  Wear your purple!  Time slots are Saturday, October 13, 11:00 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, October 14, Noon – 6 p.m.

Interested?  Email Theresa Cureton or call her at 864.294.3464.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Meals on Wheels Do you have a 9:00 class, but not at 10:45?  If yes, you have the perfect opportunity to deliver sunshine & lunch to local homebound clients served by Meals on Wheels of Greenville County. Routes come with directions, are 8-15 stops and take about an hour. Volunteers pick up meals at First Baptist Church in Travelers Rest at 10:45. It’s more fun with a friend, so grab a friend from OLLI and share some sunshine. Interested? Visit www.pcegreenville.com and complete the “Questionnaire or call Molly Fitzpatrick at 864-836-4289.

 

Euphoria Greenville Food and Wine Festival will be held throughout Greenville on September 20-23, 2018.  For a full list of events and tickets go to Euphoria

 

Science on Tap Greenville is Tuesday, Sept 25, 6:30 pm at Coffee Underground. The presenter will be Dieter Hartmann, Department of Physics and Astronomy for Clemson University.  As always, Science on Tap is free and open to the public. Tell your friends and colleagues!

 

S.C. Voter Registration is open through October 5, 2018.  In order to vote as a resident of the state of South Carolina in the upcoming midterm elections, you must submit your application form by this date.  Applications are available in the OLLI Book Nook Library.  Please note: your address on your valid photo identification and voter identification must match when you sign in at the polls on Election Day.

 

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony presents the 2018 Harvest of Homes Tour, on October 5-6 10:00-4:00 p.m. and October 7, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  All proceeds benefit the Greenville Symphony. Advance tickets $25, tour day tickets $30. For more information call 864-370-0965 or visit the Guild website.

 

September14, 2018

OLLI NOTES September 14, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

The first week of class started with a bang thanks to Hurricane Florence! Thank you for your patience as we navigated various closings and weather announcements. Furman has not yet made a decision about Monday. IF Greenville experiences bad weather, and IF Furman closes as a result, we will notify you via email and our Facebook page, and will leave a message on our main phone number, 864-294-2998. No news is good news—if you don’t hear from us, OLLI will be operating on a regular schedule.

Get Connected! Follow us on Facebook for updates and post your OLLI photos to Instagram at #furmanolli.

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.***

Have an idea for a new course but need to do a little research? OLLI members can receive an OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grant of up to $2,000 to reimburse costs associated with developing a new course or modifying an existing one. The Grants Committee accepts and reviews applications in the fall and spring. The fall deadline is October 1. Application forms are available here or on the bulletin board in the Herring Center.

PARKING UPDATE: Furman is in the process of changing our parking decals. In the meantime, we have a temporary parking pass for OLLI members who park away from the Herring Center (PAC, Chapel, Shi Center, etc.). OLLI members who park only in the lots around the Herring Center will not need a temporary parking pass. The temporary parking passes are available in the OLLI office or at our website Temp Parking Pass. Stay tuned for more details on the new parking decals.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Online Registration is now closed. If you would like to sign up for classes or events, please come into the OLLI office for assistance.

Friday, September 21 is the last day to drop classes and receive a refund or a credit to your package. If you drop a class and switch to another, there is no fee. If you drop a class without replacing it, there is a $10 fee.

Several Bonus Events have openings available if you are still looking for an event for the Fall18 term, including the following:
BTE1420 The Nature Conservancy
BTE1408 BLEEP! You Can’t Watch That!
BTE1428 Benjamin West
BTE1412 Space Tourism
BTE1424 Learning in Retirement at Furman

25 Years of OLLI/FULIR
Beer and Wine Tasting 25th Anniversary Celebration We are gathering to enjoy a delicious tasting for all! Join us and sample the marvelous hand-made Upcountry Provisions Pizza and/or a tasting of select craft beers chosen by some of OLLI’s most studied beer connoisseurs! (non-alcoholic) beverages will be available for the Pizza Tasters) $10 for either pizza or beer or $20 to give both a try. Deadline to sign up September 27th in the OLLI office (or call 864.294.2998) for one of the tastings or both! Tuesday October 2, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Grove @ Upcountry Provisions, 6809 State Park Road, Travelers Rest.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Straight Talk Lecture Series event previously scheduled for September 13, 2018 has been postponed to Monday, October 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., due to issues related to Hurricane Florence.

Have you seen OLLILife? If not, check out our new quarterly magazine here. Thanks to editor, Sue Renault, and her team of contributors for putting together a terrific issue!

What’s a S.I.G. anyway?!? Plan to find out the week of September 24-28 as we celebrate S.I.G. Week! More information to follow on fun, special events and meetings throughout the week with OLLI Special Interest Groups.

Looking to “give back” with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests? Find out what your OLLI peers are doing and receive information about opportunities with 22 organizations. Join us at the Community Volunteer SIG on Sept. 26, 12:20–1:20 p.m., HC004. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

The Bowling SIG is open to new members and meets every Monday of the term from 12:45 -3:15 p.m. at AMF Star Lanes (740 S. Pleasantburg Dr.) Cost is approximately $10. Contact Mike Halloran
The Quilting/Handwork SIG will be meeting on Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00 p.m., beginning September 12 in Herring Center room 103.

The Travel SIG will have its first meeting of the year at OLLI on September 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room of the Daniel Dining Hall. Christina Hawkins from AAA (Tanner Road office) will speak about river cruises. Any Questions, email Sarah Jerome or Patty Mitcham.

WHAT’S GOING ON AT FURMAN
Turning Right: The New Supreme Court and Issues of Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage, and Mass Incarceration, Tuesday, September 18, 4 p.m. in the Watkins Room, Trone Student Center, presented by the Riley Institute and the Department of Politics and International Affairs in observance of Constitution Day. Furman professors Teresa Cosby and Dr. Glen Halva-Neubauer will provide insight into how the court operates, the impact of Roe v. Wade and its possible undoing, and what the rightward shift of the Court might mean for issues such as same-sex marriage and mass incarceration. Dr. David Fleming will moderate a question and answer session to follow.

The Furman Dining Hall is open to OLLI members with meals priced at $6 for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will need your name tag to receive this discount. Please note that the University has a new schedule for students this term. There are no classes scheduled from 12:20- 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, therefore all Furman students may be dining during this time period which will lead to longer than usual lines. If you can adjust your schedule to dine at other times, it may be beneficial.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Center Stage presents the musical, Dreamgirls, the story of three hopeful young singers and the power of music to break down barriers. The show runs through September 30, 2018. Click here for tickets or call the box office at (864)233-6733.

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony presents the 2018 Harvest of Homes Tour, on October 5-6 10:00-4:00 p.m. and October 7, 1:00-4:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Greenville Symphony. Advance tickets $25, tour day tickets $30. For more information visit the Guild website. or call 864.370.0965.

Call for Nature Lovers! The Lake Conestee Nature Park is hosting The Great Blue BBQ on Thursday, September 27 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost for the event is $35 with all proceeds to benefit the park and includes a full BBQ meal menu, live music, beer or wine, and silent auction. The special guest will be Drew Lanham author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature. Click the link to register.

September 7, 2018

OLLI NOTES September 7, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement
Welcome Back! We can’t wait to see you! Classes begin on Monday, September 10, 2018, unless otherwise noted below. Please wear your nametag, and let us know if you need a new one.

In the case of inclement weather, OLLI follows the Furman schedule. If Furman closes due to weather events, OLLI will close. We will try to email the membership in such cases, but you can also check local media or call the OLLI office at 864.294.2998.

PARKING UPDATE: Furman is in the process of changing our parking decals. In the meantime, we have a temporary parking pass for OLLI members who park away from the Herring Center (PAC, Chapel, Shi Center, etc.). OLLI members who park only in the lots around the Herring Center will not need a temporary parking pass. The temporary parking passes are available in the OLLI office or at our website Temp Parking Pass. Stay tuned for more details on the new parking decals.

Have you enjoyed the Straight Talk summer series, Who Gets to Be an American? Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future,? Were you not able to attend but wish you had? Either way, you can view the full sessions on the Riley Institute Website. Sessions 1 and 2 videos are on the website now. Tickets are still available for the 3rd session on Thursday, September, 13 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are available at Eventbrite.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following courses have openings available if you are looking for a class for the Fall18 term:
HFE540 Furman Athletics with George Hammond
ACM192 Soul-to-Soul with Judy Durham

The following courses have been cancelled for this term:
ACM185 Poems of “Haafez”
HFE500 Mall Trekking

The following courses have been added and have openings available:
CPT347b Enhancing Your Online Skills Using Google (Friday 10:45 a.m.)
RPH979b Perspectives on Death and Dying (Tuesday 1:30 p.m.)

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Join OLLI Instructor, Bob Dwyer, as he relates a fascinating tale of compromise & patriotism from the early days of our nation entitled “The Dinner Party.” It’s the story of an evening in June of 1790 during which Sec. of State Thomas Jefferson hosted Rep. James Madison and Sec. of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton at a private dinner in his New York City home on Maiden Lane. The results of that fateful meeting had the most profound and far reaching effects on the stability and growth of the nascent American republic, placing it on the road to becoming one of the great nations in history. Friday, September 14, 11:00-12:30 p.m., HC110. Call or come by the OLLI Office to sign up for the class.

Congratulations to Judy Vick for being awarded the winner of the 25th Anniversary OLLI/FULIR Cookbook Naming Contest!

The Fall2018 Crabtree Room Photography Showcase is now on display. There will be two showings of the art photo submissions. The first will be on display from September 5 – October 21, 2018, with the second display beginning October 22, 2018 – January 19, 2019. Stop by and check out this excellent exhibit in HC110!

The Bowling SIG is open to new members and meets every Monday of the term from 12:45 -3:15 p.m. at AMF Star Lanes (740 S. Pleasantburg Dr.) Cost is approximately $10. Contact Mike Halloran
The Quilting/Handwork SIG will be meeting on Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00 p.m., beginning September 12 in Herring Center room 103.

The Travel SIG will have its first meeting of the year at OLLI on September 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room of the Daniel Dining Hall. Christina Hawkins from AAA(Tanner Road office) will speak about river cruises. Any Questions, email Sarah Jerome or Patty Mitcham.

WHAT’S GOING ON AT FURMAN
The Furman Theater Season begins this week with Daddy Long Legs, this upbeat and charming musical highlights the indomitable spirit of a remarkable young lady. Show times will be 8:00 p.m. September 6-8, with a matinee at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 9. If you purchase season tickets, available at a discounted rate of $29 for OLLI members, this show will be free. Single production ticket price is $12. Purchase tickets through the Theater Arts department or through the box office at 864.294.2125.
Furman University’s Thompson Art Gallery opens the 2018-19 season with works by Matthew Wilt. Ceramic works will be on display August 30 – September 28, 2018 in the Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus. Regular hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. A reception including a talk with the artist is set for Friday, September 28, 6:00- 7:30 p.m. in the Roe Art Building. Free to the public.
The Furman Dining Hall is open to OLLI members with meals priced at $6 for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will need your name tag to receive this discount. Please note that the University has a new schedule for students this term. There are no classes scheduled from 12:20- 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, therefore all Furman students may be dining during this time period which will lead to longer than usual lines. If you can adjust your schedule to dine at other times, it may be beneficial.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Legionnaire’s Square Dance Club will host an open house Friday, September 7, 2018 and September 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Classes will begin on Thursday, September 27,2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr., Taylors, S.C.) $6 per week, per person for a two hour class. Bring your partner or come without one to enjoy great fellowship and exercise!
Flying POTUS: The Upper S.C. Council of the Navy League welcomes Major Michael Middleton, USMC (ret), as speaker at its September 12, 6 p.m. dinner at the Poinsett Club, Greenville. Major Middleton will discuss his experience as commanding officer of US Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1). HMX-1 is responsible for the transportation of the President of the United States, Vice President, Heads of State, DOD Officials and other VIPs. Major Middleton was raised in Greenville and graduated from Clemson University in 1994. For details and reservations, email NLUSCC Community Affairs.

Annual Hawk Watch and Lunch, The Nature Conservancy of S.C. invites the public to this wonderful event at Caesars Head State Park on Tuesday, September 18 from 11:30-3:00 p.m. Ticket price ($20) includes lunch. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. In case of rain, meet at Caesars Head Lodge.

Center Stage will present the musical, Dreamgirls. The story of three hopeful young singers and the power of music to break down barriers. The show will run September 13 – September 30, 2018. For tickets or call the box office at (864)233-6733.

August 31, 2018

OLLI NOTES August 31, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement
Happy Labor Day! The OLLI office will be closed for the holiday. Office hours 8:30-4:30 to resume Tuesday.

Join us for the Back to OLLI reception on Thursday, Sept. 6, 3-4:30 p.m. in Manly Lobby at the Herring Center. New Member Orientation begins at 2:30 p.m. in room 110 of the Herring Center. You may purchase lanyards and OLLI mugs, pick up your nametag and meet and reunite with your OLLI friends. We will enjoy cake in honor of our 25th Birthday, and will toast 25 years of learning in retirement with champagne (along with non-alcoholic beverages). Don’t miss the fun!

Also at Back to OLLI, we will thank Dr. Brad Bechtold for his many years of support of our program. Brad served as Executive Director of Continuing Education here at Furman for 17 years and has been a wonderful advocate for FULIR/OLLI. Brad has moved to a new job at Furman, serving as Director of Community Engagement with Furman’s Collaborative for Community Engaged Learning. We wish him well in his new job and hope he will come back to visit from time to time.

StraightTalk Lecture Series Registration continues for Who Gets to Be an American? Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, which will take place on Thursday evenings (6:30-8:30p.m.) September 6 and 13. For more information about the series and to register online, visit the Riley Institute website. You may also register in the OLLI office.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fall registration continues! Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, 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.

Many courses have openings available if you are still looking for a class for the Fall18 term, including the following:
ACM180 The Short Stories of Katherine Anne Porter with Jim Ward
ACM194 Soul-to-Soul with Judy Durham
HFE501 Mall Trekking with The Harrisons
ACM124 Making Music with Hand Chimes with Shelden Timmerman
CEB1706 Foundations of Investing with Justin Smith
ACM190 Essentials of Music Reading with Shelden Timmerman
RPH959 Introduction to Hinduism with Ajay Mehta

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Are you interested in getting involved as a volunteer at OLLI? We currently have openings for Class Liaisons. Training will be September 6, 1:30 p.m. in Room hc113. Come out to training to find out about this fun way to serve at OLLI! For more information contact Pam Roberson or call the OLLI office at 864-294-2998.

Join OLLI Instructor, Bob Dwyer, as he relates a fascinating tale of compromise & patriotism from the early days of our nation entitled “The Dinner Party.” It’s the story of an evening in June of 1790 during which Sec. of State Thomas Jefferson hosted Rep. James Madison and Sec. of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton at a private dinner in his New York City home on Maiden Lane. The results of that fateful meeting had the most profound and far reaching effects on the stability and growth of the nascent American republic, placing it on the road to becoming one of the great nations in history. Friday, September 14, 11:00-12:30 p.m., HC110.

Baiden Wall An exhibit from members of Pen and Ink and Then Some and Pen and Ink and Then Some MORE will be on display August 30 through October 12. Instructors are Gail Jones and Jeff Lynch. Some really fantastic artwork is on display so be sure you stop and take a look!

WHAT’S GOING ON AT FURMAN

Help a Furman student! The Adulthood and Aging course at Furman is looking for volunteers (aged 60 and over) to be interviewed by students as part of a class assignment. Volunteers will be interviewed 4 to 6 times (for about an hour each time) over the course of the Fall18 semester (September to December). Students will ask about your personal experiences with aging-related topics to be discussed in class. Interviews can take place by phone or in person on the Furman campus or at the Woodlands. If you are interested (or would like to learn more), please e-mail Dr. Erin Morgan.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Flying POTUS: The Upper S.C. Council of the Navy League welcomes Major Michael Middleton, USMC (ret), as speaker at its September 12, 6 p.m. dinner at the Poinsett Club, Greenville. Major Middleton will discuss his experience as commanding officer of US Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1). HMX-1 is responsible for the transportation of the President of the United States, Vice President, Heads of State, DOD Officials and other VIPs. Major Middleton was raised in Greenville and graduated from Clemson University in 1994. For details and reservations, visit dropbox or email NLUSCC Community Affairs.

Annual Hawk Watch and Lunch, The Nature Conservancy of S.C. invites the public to this wonderful event at Caesars Head State Park on Tuesday, September 18 from 11:30-3:00 p.m. Ticket price ($20) includes lunch. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. In case of rain, meet at Caesars Head Lodge.

Movie Night! Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church – Mauldin, Thursday, September 20, 7-8:45 p.m. Inter-faith, dialogue, friendship, understanding… Muslim guest and OLLI Instructor, Akif Aydin, will introduce the documentary film, “Love Is a Verb.” After the viewing (55 min.,) Akif and Pastor Patricia Gwinn will guide an inter-faith question and answer period. Linger afterwards over popcorn and cokes to meet your neighbors.

Looking for a Bible study opportunity? Community Bible Study (CBS) is a 30-week course for groups of men, women, and couples (young and old). They meet at First Presbyterian Church (200 West Washington Street) Monday evenings 7-8:30 p.m., September 10 -April 29. All denominations welcome! Follow the link for more info or contact OLLI members Linda Nowlin (912)596-5643 or Doug Harper (864) 404-6522.

The Peace Center Peace Voices Program creates a vibrant community where individuals can engage in poetry by capturing and illuminating unique stories through workshops, readings, and live performances. The Poetic Conversations series is an opportunity for the community to witness powerful poetry through readings, conversations, and talkbacks with esteemed poets. Moderated by the Peace Center’s award-winning Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond, Poetic Conversations welcomes literary giants to the stage and embraces topics that reflect the diversity of our communities. Events are FREE of charge, reaching a broad audience brought together through the power of the written and spoken word. Visit the Peace Center website for more information.

August 24, 2018

OLLI NOTES August 24, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement
Fall registration continues! Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, waitlist). For anyone showing a registered not paid status, you are registered for the course and just need to pay for it.

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

Stop by the office to pick up OLLI Brochures to share with friends, neighbors and at spots around town. YOU are our best advertisement.

StraightTalk begins Thursday! Register now for Who Gets to Be an American? Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, which will take place on Thursday evenings (6:30-8:30p.m.) August 30, September 6 and 13. For more information about the series and to register online, visit the Riley Institute website. You may also register in the OLLI office.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Many courses have openings available if you are still looking for a class for the Fall18 term, including the following:
ACM185 Poems of “Haafez” with Sayeh Saeedi
ACM180 The Short Stories of Katherine Anne Porter with Jim Ward
ACM194 Soul-to-Soul with Judy Durham
CEB1700 The Cost of Being Sick or Well in America with Cheryl Garrison
RPH959 Introduction to Hinduism with Ajay Mehta
CEB1705 Innovation Hour led by Furman students

OLLI HAPPENINGS
A group of interested people is excited about the Hand Chime SIG group that will be meeting on Wednesdays from 12:20-1:20 pm in room HC111. There is a good number of folks who are ready to ring the chimes and would be grateful to have some additional ringers. The first rehearsal will be on September 12. If you have played hand bells, hand chimes, or can read music, please consider our invitation to join the hand chime group. Hopefully, hand chimes can be used to help entertain at Olli functions! Please contact me at hsheldentimmerman@gmail.com.
The OLLI Bowling SIG will begin a 14 week league on Monday, 9/10/18 at 12:50pm. The league bowls at AMF Star Lanes (740 S Pleasantburg/Cleveland St.) Teams consist of two people. Bowlers may sign up as individuals or as a team. Individuals will be matched with a teammate if they are without one. Cost for the season is $126/$9 per week. This is a handicap league and you don’t have to be a good bowler to have fun! Anyone interested please contact Michael Halloran.
Are you interested in getting involved as a volunteer at OLLI? We currently have openings for Class Liaisons. Training will be September 6, 1:30 in Room hc113 for new volunteers or for a refresher on the details of acting as a class liaison. Come out to training to find out about this fun way to serve at OLLI! For more information contact Pam Roberson or call the OLLI office.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?
Gettysburg Miniature Diorama Battlefield History Talks will be ongoing Saturday, August 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 1, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Village of West Greenville, 1239 Pendleton St, Greenville. Historian, Rob Rowen will be giving Gettysburg Battlefield talks using his miniature battlefields; exploring the various stages of the battle, the field decisions made by various commanders and the role which South Carolina troops played in the battle. Contact Rob Rowen for more details.
Greenville Jewish Film Festival is hosting a kickoff event on Sunday, August 26, which will include a catered reception at 5 p.m. and a screening of the movie, “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville One Center. Tickets are $25 available and available at Facebook.

M.Judson: Page Pairings-August 27, 6:30p.m. Six books and six wines that share the same spirit, including authors M. J. Pullen, Darren Wang, and Amy Willoughby-Burle. Tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book of your choice to take home. Interested? Visit http://www.mjudsonbooks.com or call 864-603-2412.

Science on Tap is this Tuesday, August 28, from 6:30- 7:45 pm at Coffee Underground in downtown Greenville. Our topic is “Downtown Diversity: The Amazing Fishes Living in Your Backyard Streams” and will be led by Dr. Brandon Peoples from the Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department at Clemson University. The Peoples’ lab studies fishes and the habitats that sustain them, including urban habitats. For more info on Brandon, visit his blog.

Interested in learning more about transportation issues in Greenville? ReUnited invites you to a meeting to discuss the challenging issues that growth may bring to our city, including traffic congestion and lack of parking. ReUnited is United Way of Greenville County’s way to connect retirees with the ongoing mission of building a cycle of success for all. The event will be August 29 at 9 a.m. at Stella’s Southern Brasserie. Guest Speakers will include Gary Shepard, Director from Greenlink and Carlos Phillips, President of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. R.S.V.P.
Peace Center Corona Concert Series will feature the Marshall Tucker Band Thursday, August 30 at 8 p.m. on the TD Stage. Tickets are $45, $75. For more information contact 864.467.3000 or the Peace Center.
Looking for a stimulating Bible study opportunity? Community Bible Study (CBS) is a 30-week course of study for groups of men, women, and couples (young and old). They meet at First Presbyterian Church (200 West Washington Street) Monday evenings 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., September 10 -April 29. All denominations welcome! For more info, go to www.communitybiblestudy.org or call fellow OLLI members Tom Nowlin (912) 660-1797 or Doug Harper (864) 404-6522.

August 17, 2018

OLLI NOTES August 17, 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement
The OLLI Office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.

Welcome to our new staff! Drop by the office to meet them when you are here. Alise Brown is Office Manager and Jessica Justice is Program Coordinator for Communication. They both started in early July and have already made a huge difference here at OLLI!

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

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

Stop by the office to pick up OLLI Brochures to share with friends, neighbors and at spots around town. YOU are our best advertisement.

A NOTE FROM NANCY
I was just as disappointed as many of you with the registration experience on Tuesday, when our system crashed due to heavy traffic. This was not a Furman IT issue; we use an external vendor for our registration software. We will be meeting with that vendor next week to find out what happened and how they plan to correct this problem.

Please know that we did our best to respond to every phone call and email that we received during that time. We had 6 staff members and at least 4 volunteers here, but were completely overwhelmed by the volume of phone calls. If you have not heard from us and still have questions about your registration, please call me at 864-294-2979 or send me an email. I’d like to give a special thanks to the volunteers who were here on Tuesday. Our office volunteers are THE BEST, but they went over and above to help us respond to the registration problems we experienced on Tuesday.

If you are on a waitlist, please know that we are working on those. Any time we can let more people into a class, we do. 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. You will get a call from the office if a space opens up. We have already moved two classes to larger rooms, expanded a few more classes, and are waiting to hear back from other instructors with waiting lists. It is our goal to get as many people into the classes of their choice as we can.

I look forward to seeing you all soon as we begin another year of learning in retirement here at Furman!

Sincerely,
Nancy Kennedy
Director, OLLI@Furman

25 YEARS of OLLI/FULIR
Calling all OLLI Hikers! Come out and join the 25TH Anniversary OLLI/FULIR Hiking Event and Potluck Banquet Wed., August 29 at the Herring Center! There will be various walks planned for all levels departing from the Herring Center at 9:30 a.m. with a Potluck Banquet complete with slideshow and OLLI hiking quiz beginning at noon. You may register for both the Walk and the Banquet, the Walk only or just the Potluck Banquet at Hikingevent or through the OLLI office. T-shirts will be available for $10, for those interested, during signup. Sign up by Tuesday, August 21. Potluck items can be delivered to the Herring Center prior to the walk departure. SIGN-UP by Wednesday, August 22! Contact Joy Eaton with questions!

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Register Now for the Straight talk summer lecture series, presented by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman, which will take place on Thursday evenings (6:30-8:30p.m.) August 30, September 6 and 13. The topic this year is Immigration; the series will examine current and recent immigration enforcement policies and their impact. For more information about the series and to register online, visit the Riley Institute website. You may also register in the OLLI office.

Instructor Note: The deadline for course proposal forms for the Winter 2019 term is August 24. Access the CPF online here.

New SIG Opportunity If you are an avid card shark and are interested in joining a Poker SIG please contact Dave Knox.

The Curriculum sub-committees for Religion and Philosophy (RPH), Arts, Culture and Music (ACM) and Practical Arts and Hobbies (PAH) are looking for new members. We are also in need of members for the Cooking subcommittee of PAH. If you are interested in serving on these, or any of the Curriculum sub-committees, please contact Cindy Brothers. Many hands contribute to the robust curriculum that our OLLI offers and we need YOURS!

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
Furman University Theatre Season Ticket Discount for OLLI members – The Furman Theatre is very generous in offering members the opportunity to purchase a season pass at the student rate of $29 (attend all 4 productions and 2 special events) and the faculty/staff rate of $12 for individual productions. Season Ticket Holders will receive their own Season Code that allows online seat selection any time of the year. Visit the Furman Theatre website to purchase your season pass or individual tickets. Call 294-2125 with questions.

Furman Fan Fest August 18 5:30-7:00pm at Fluor Field. Come meet the 2018 Furman Football team and other student athletes. Enjoy a fan tailgate, kids’ fun zone, and a live airing of the Dan Scott radio show. The Greenville Drive game will follow at 7 p.m. and is included with ticket purchase. Tickets options $8 or $15. Visit www.greenvilledrive.com/furman for more information.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?
Interested in learning more about transportation issues in Greenville? ReUnited invites you to a meeting to discuss the challenging issues that growth may bring to our city, including traffic congestion and lack of parking. ReUnited is United Way of Greenville County’s way to connect retirees with the ongoing mission of building a cycle of success for all. The event will be August 29 at 9 a.m. at Stella’s Southern Brasserie. Guest Speakers will include Gary Shepard, Director from Greenlink and Carlos Phillips, President of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. R.S.V.P.

OLLI member, Joseph Deehan has published a book of poetry titled Solar Reflection, Poetic Observations on Life. His poems explore topics ranging from boyhood and old age, wonders of nature, passage of time and subtle ironies of life, while blending the serious with the lighthearted. 100% of the royalties will be donated to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research, support, & risk reduction. You may order Solar Reflection here or contact Joseph Deehan.

Greenville Jewish Film Festival is hosting a kickoff event on Sunday, August 26, which will include a catered reception at 5 p.m. and a screening of the movie, “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville One Center. Tickets are $25 available and available