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December 2, 2016

‘Tis the Season!

 

Registration continues online and in the office. Some classes and bonus events have filled, so please consider having a backup. If you are on a waitlist, we will call you if a spot opens up.  Each member may sign up for two Bonus Events.  If you are on a Bonus Event waitlist, you can add one more.

 

Looking for another course?  Here are a few to consider: Business Now and Then with instructors Bob Dwyer, Bing Vick, George Hammond and more (M, 1:30 p.m.), Beginner’s Volleyball Skills (TH, 9 a.m.), Beginning Computer (W, 3:15 p.m.), Be a Poem with Sayeh Saeedi (TH, 10:45 a.m.), and Explore the Baha’i Faith (TH, 9 a.m.). Sign up online or in the OLLI office!

 

Thank you to those of you who sponsored a Bridges to a Brighter Future student for the holidays. Please remember that all gifts are to be delivered no later than December 12 to the OLLI office. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

 

Wear your holiday favorites and join us–Tues, Dec. 6, 8:30-10:30 a.m. for OLLI Breakfast in the Furman Dining Hall! A perfect time to share with OLLI friends before the holidays. Only $5 with your OLLI nametag.

 

OLLI Cocoa and Carols with the Chorale! Members of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby.  They will present a program of seasonal music.  You’ll also enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts (please bring something to share) and social time with OLLI friends on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Reservations are helpful. Call the office (294-2998) to let us know you’ll be there.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

It’s not too late to be part of our annual Christmas Caroling on Tuesday, December 6 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 p.m., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m. This has been an enjoyable event for several years, and we welcome former and new singers. Gloria Larkin leads the singing and Connie Kane-Maguire helps organize. For more information, please contact Connie or 271-8544.  It is important for us to know in advance how many will be there to sing.

 

Join OLLI instructor Justin Smith, financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments, on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. to hear the top IRA mistakes as well as discussion about the new DOL Fiduciary Rule change. Please let us know you are coming by calling the OLLI office at 864.294.2998.

 

LAST CALL FOR PHOTOS – OLLI Winter Photography Showcase: We hope you are enjoying the OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase in Room 110 of the Herring Center, featuring images taken by OLLI members during photography classes. The next exhibition begins in Jan.; the theme is FALL COLOR. Pictures may have been taken any time and place. OLLI members should send your name, artwork title, email address, and a digital copy (med. sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com by Dec. 5.  One submission per artist please.  Guidelines available at the OLLI office or via email.

 

OLLI @ Furman Winter Term Baiden Wall exhibit, “Pretty Posies,” will be January 16 – March 10. Submission dates are December 5 – 16. All forms of artwork are eligible for this exhibit including photography, paintings, drawing, fabric art, woodworking, etc, provided they contain the theme of “Pretty Posies”. Meaning flowers or any flower motif. Each 2 dimensional entry must be matted and framed. Hanging wire is required on all entries. No saw tooth hangers, please. Quilts and large fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Smaller and freestanding items will be displayed in glass cases. Submission forms are available  here or in the OLLI office. Questions?? Email Sandy Roback.

 

About the Osher National Survey – We have received the results of the Osher National Survey and we had a response rate of 42% for OLLI at Furman. There were almost 900 written responses to the two open ended questions on the survey. The Long Range Planning Committee will be reviewing the results of the survey to identify important demographic data, trends from previous surveys, and opportunities for improvement. Once complete, the Committee will share the results with the OLLI Council and the Membership

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

You won’t want to miss OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

The Furman University Symphony Orchestra, the Furman Singers and Furman Men’s and Women’s Chorales will present “Christmas at Furman” Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The concert is open to the public and tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series event are $10.

 

Support the Furman Men’s Rugby Team in the National Semi-Finals on Saturday, Dec. 3 @ 11:00 a.m., Roberts Rugby Pitch (across from Timmons) as they take on Minnesota-Duluth.

 

Furman University will host its annual Moravian Christmas Love Feast service Sunday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public, and is presented by Furman’s Office of the Chaplains. Visit the website to learn more.

 

Zeta Tau Alpha, the Heller Service Corps and Furman Swing and Shag invite you to join them for an evening of “swinging and sweets” at the Snow Ball, Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Watkins Room (Trone Center).  RSVP to Christina Sturgeon at 301.512.7206. Semi-formal attire.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

Christmas with the Chorale – Greenville Chorale’s 35th annual family Christmas concert is Friday, December 9, 7:30 pm in McAlister Auditorium.   The Chorale, led by Bing Vick, is joined by the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Joiner, conductor. An evening of beautiful and exciting sounds of the season – carols, Nutcracker excerpts, “12 Days of Christmas”, Santa Claus, and more. OLLI discount is 20% for tickets. $30 ticket for only $24 in the OLLI office. Open seating, so come early and pick your seat. Merry Christmas!

 

Centre Stage presents a new play, Let Nothing You Dismay, December 1 – 17.  Shows run Thursday through Sunday, and all seats are reserved (Thurs. – Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 3 p.m.) You can reach the box office at 864.233.6733 or visit the website.  Use the “OLLI” discount code to save $5 off the $30 Center Section (the best one!)

 

Alyson Amato, OLLI’s Movement Makers instructor, has arranged for OLLI members to attend the International Ballet’s The Nutcracker at a heavily reduced rate of $18 per ticket Orchestra Level. This Outreach Performance is Fri., Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Reserve tickets at the OLLI Front Desk with cash or check made out to CDC. All tickets will be distributed the day of the performance in the Concert Hall Foyer 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Email Alyson with questions.

 

The Greenville Little Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street” Dec. 8-10, 15-17 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees Dec. 11 & 18. Also playing is “Jingle All The Way” on December 13-17 at 10:30 a.m. or Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. For tickets for either show order on the website or call 864-233-6238.

 

The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University, in partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is currently hosting the traveling exhibition Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays. This beloved exhibition, featuring over 40 of Norman Rockwell’s most memorable and enduring holiday images, is now making its South Carolina debut at the Upcountry History Museum. View the website for more information.

 

November 18, 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

The OLLI Office will be closed November 23 through November 27.  We hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.  The Office will reopen Monday, November 28.

 

Registration continues online and in the office. Some classes and bonus events have already filled, so please consider having a backup. If you are on a waitlist, please know that we are working to see where we can add people to classes.  If your statement says “Registered Not Paid,” you are registered for your classes and it could be the result of a computer error. You will be contacted if we need a payment. Please keep in mind that each member may sign up for two Bonus Events.  If you are on a Bonus Event waitlist, you can add one more.

 

There is room for you in these brand new courses: Business Now and Then with instructors Bob Dwyer, Bing Vick, George Hammond and more (M, 1:30 p.m.), Be a Poem (TH, 10:45 a.m.), Explore the Baha’i Faith (TH, 9 a.m.) and Modern Marketing Techniques (T, 9 a.m.). Sign-up online or in the OLLI office!

 

Help a local family!  Bridges to a Brighter Future is a program of Furman University for high school students whose potential outdistances their circumstances.  OLLI members are invited to sponsor a Bridges student for the holidays. Specifics are available in the Manly Lobby and all gifts are asked to be returned by December 12. Donation cap is $100. This can be a great giving opportunity to share with other OLLI friends.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HIS689 Moments in American History will have a make-up class Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m., HC110.

 

PAH883 Zentangle Advanced has been canceled for the Winter Term.  Watch for it in Spring.

 

Reminder to all interested in offering a Spring16 class, the course proposal form deadline is December 2.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls!  Help decorate the OLLI Tree Tues., Nov. 22, 10 a.m.  Bring a treat to share and enjoy music to get into the spirit as you get Manly Lobby ready for the holidays.

For those who signed up for OLLI Thanksgiving Potluck on Thur., Nov. 26 – be on the lookout for an e-mail on Monday, Nov. 23.  Directions will be included in the e-mail and are also available in the OLLI Office.

 

The Travel SIG will meet tonight, Friday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the home of Sue Miller (101 Covington Rd, Greenville – just off Old Buncombe Road, very close to the OLLI.)  Bring your own beverage and snack to pass if you wish.  This is a very important meeting to discuss the future direction of the SIG and we need the input of all interested SIG members. Questions or directions, contact Betty Jo Shaw.

 

The Out and About Singles SIG will have a Christmas party on Friday, December 2, HC 111 at 1 p.m. in the Herring Center. Please bring a snack to share. Come and meet some new people. RSVP to Susan Cooper or Carolyn Rice. Guests are welcome!

 

Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Tuesday, December 6 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 p.m., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m. This has been an enjoyable event for several years, and we welcome former and new singers. Gloria Larkin leads the singing and Connie Kane-Maguire helps organize. For more information, please contact Connie or 271-8544.  It is important for us to know in advance how many will be there to sing.

 

Join Justin Smith, financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments, on December 9 at 10 a.m. to hear the top IRA mistakes as well as discussion about the new DOL Fiduciary Rule change. Please let us know you are coming by calling the OLLI office at 864.294.2997.

 

LAST CALL FOR PHOTOS – OLLI Winter Photography Showcase: We hope you are enjoying the OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase in Room 110 of the Herring Center, featuring images taken by OLLI members during photography classes last spring.  The next exhibition begins in January; the theme is FALL COLOR. Pictures may have been taken any time and place.  OLLI members should send your name, artwork title, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com by Dec. 5.  One submission per artist please.  Guidelines available at the OLLI office or via email.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

The Travel Committee needs your input! Did you know that more than 12 OLLI members have committed themselves to researching and planning wonderful trips for OLLI members to enjoy? The OLLI Travel Committee is looking at trips ranging from day trips to 10 day International trips.  Your feedback is needed to help determine what trips to explore and offer for OLLI members to enjoy.  If you are interested in traveling with OLLI, please take 5 minutes and complete this surveyWe can’t wait to get going!

 

You are invited to join other OLLI @ Furman members and Furman History Professor Marian Strobel on a historic exploration of the Battlefields of Western Europe, May 16 – 26, 2016. Starting and finishing in Paris, attendees will visit iconic battlefield sites, museums, glorious cathedrals and cemeteries significant to the American involvement in WWI and Normandy. Experience the cultural best of western Europe with visits to quaint cities such as Bruges, Arras, Reims, Amiens and Caen.  View the trip itinerary here. The cost of the trip is $4,571/double ($682 single supplement) which includes airfare, transportation to and from the Charlotte airport, accommodations and 2 meals per day. Please contact Heidi Wright to find out more information.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

Furman Theatre presents The Women of Lockerbie 17-19 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees Nov. 20. OLLI member tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Playhouse.

 

Discounted Men’s Basketball tickets! Come cheer on the Furman Men’s Paladin Basketball Team as they take on UNC Asheville, Tuesday, Nov. 22. at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through the website (use promotion code: OLLI to receive discount) or at the ticket office. $1 coffee and free donuts while they last!

 

John Blevins, Th.D., acting director of the Interfaith Health Program at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health will be speaking on “What Really Matters?”as a part of the L.D. Johnson Lecture Series. His talk will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7p.m. in the Daniel Memorial Chapel. A reception will follow in the Garden Room.

 

The Furman University Symphony Orchestra, the Furman Singers and Furman Men’s and Women’s Chorales will present “Christmas at Furman” Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The concert is open to the public and tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series event are $10.

 

Zeta Tau Alpha, the Heller Service Corps and Furman Swing and Shag invite you to join them for an evening of “swinging and sweets” at the Snow Ball, Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Watkins Room (Trone Center).  RSVP to Christina Sturgeon at 301.512.7206. Semi-formal attire!

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

Come enjoy one of the performances by Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble and OLLI member Sharon Howell.  Concerts will be performed on November 18 at JL Mann High School, 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 27 at The Woodlands of Furman, 4 p.m.  Donations accepted. For more information, visit their website.

 

Alyson Amato, OLLI’s Movement Makers instructor, has arranged for OLLI Members to attend the International Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at a heavily reduced rate of $18 per ticket Orchestra Level. This Outreach Performance is on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center Concert Hall. Reserve tickets at the OLLI Front Desk with cash or check made out to CDC. All tickets will be distributed the day of the performance in the Concert Hall Foyer 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Email alysonamato@gmail.com with questions.

 

 

November 4, 2016

The Winter brochure is available online and was mailed yesterday. Registration for Winter Term will begin November 15 (8 a.m.) for course package holders and November 17 (8 a.m.) for single courses. Please READY YOUR ACCOUNT by checking your Username and Password now so that login will be smooth when your register. If you need assistance with your log-in we’ll have someone in the computer lab (HC104) on Tuesday, November 8, 3-4 p.m. or Thursday, November 10, 12:30-1:20 p.m.

 

It’s not too late to come to this year’s BIG Fall event Cruisin’ with OLLI.  Revisit old time rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels TODAY, Friday, October 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Jump back in time and share the fun with other OLLI members rockin’ to the tunes of American Bandstand, check out the wheels of the Classic Car SIG members and enjoy some favorite foods of the times. Thank you to the Social Committee in their work putting together this festive event!

 

We have had a number of OLLI members step up and to plan and host the OLLI Thanksgiving Potluck!  Hooray!  In order to make it official, we need a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church (Travelers Rest) to open the church, be present, etc. If you are an OLLI member, a member of Trinity Presbyterian and would like to spend Thanksgiving with OLLI friends, please contact Heidi Wright as soon as possible (294-2997).

 

Please be careful with the coffee!  Help us and our cleaning staff our by bringing your own travel mug (with a lid) or buying an OLLI mug in the office.  If you do have a spill, let the office know so that we can treat it quickly and hopefully prevent stains on our carpet and chairs.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

A Close-Up of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. (HCOO4)

Human Trafficking 101, Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. (HC113)

Saga of the Celts, Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. (HC004)

Poles Apart: North vs. South Pole, Friday, Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m. (HC110) – A Furman professor will discuss the differences between these two areas as well as the exploration and exploitation of each.

 

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! November 1, “Green Pods: Personal Rapid Transport Greenville-Spartanburg Airport” with Fred Payne, Chairman Greenville County Economic Development Center.

 

Enjoy an Out and About Singles member luncheon Fri., Nov. 4 at Noon at Sweet Catherine’s in Fountain Inn.  Send your reservation request to Carolyn Rice by Nov. 1.  Participation is limited to 12 people.

 

Enjoy productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company captured live in HD from Stratford-upon-Avon.  King Lear will be presented Friday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Burgiss Theatre in the Trone Student Center.  Tickets available in the OLLI office and at the door–$16 for OLLI members, $18 for general public.  Prepare for the presentation at a King Lear Lunch and Learn led by Dennis Tavernetti Wed., Nov. 9, 12:30-1:15, HC113.

 

Interested in playing Texas Hold’em (tournament style) once a month with other OLLI members? If so, contact Mike Halloran at 228.223.4767.

CALL FOR PHOTOS – OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase: We hope you are enjoying the OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room of the Herring Center.  It features images taken by OLLI members during OLLI photography classes last spring.  We are excited to announce that the next exhibition will run starting in January 2017. This time the theme will be FALL COLOR. There are no other restrictions.  The pictures may have been taken at any time and in any place.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate send your name, the 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 are due no later than December 5.  Only one submission per artist please.  A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the OLLI office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Sign up now to enjoy OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

Furman University is presenting a series of events addressing the global refugee crisis. Don Kerwin, Center of Migration Studies (NY), will present a faith-based reflection on the global refugee crisis on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. The lecture is part of the series “Refugee Crisis: Local and Global Responses,” which will run through Monday, Nov. 7. and is free and open to the public. For a complete listing of series events, check the website.

 

The High Noon lecture series continues, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  November 2 enjoy “I Need a Drink!” presented by Dr. Onarae Rice, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Furman University. For more information, visit the website.  Free.

 

Work by Furman University Department of Art faculty will be on display in Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, Oct. 7-Nov. 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception and talk with artists is set for Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. in Thompson Gallery.

 

Furman Theatre presents The Women of Lockerbie Nov. 9-12 and 17-19 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees Nov. 13 and 20. OLLI member tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Playhouse.  Playwright Deborah Brevoort will host a special pre-show discussion of the play on Friday, Nov. 11, 2:30 -4 p.m., HC110.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

Seventh graders at the Charles Townes Center are working on an Activism Project. The goal is for students to identify and research an idea or issue they are passionate about in order to devise a way to positively impact the world around them. As part of this project, we are seeking community volunteers as mentors to offer advice and guidance to students as they work through their projects. Students will be matched with mentors–either individually or in groups–and will work together about once a week for a 50-minute class period. We will match mentors with students based on topics the students choose. Interested?  Please complete this survey. Questions? email Dhara Baiden.

 

Need to shred some paper? Travelers Rest is hosting their Community Shred Event on Sat., Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. – noon at the History Museum of Travelers Rest (3 Edwards Street).  View guidelines here

October 28, 2016

The Winter brochure is available online and was mailed yesterday. Registration for Winter Term will begin November 15 (8 a.m.) for course package holders and November 17 (8 a.m.) for single courses. Please READY YOUR ACCOUNT by checking your Username and Password now so that login will be smooth when your register. If you need assistance with your log-in we’ll have someone in the computer lab (HC104) on Tuesday, November 8, 3-4 p.m. or Thursday, November 10, 12:30-1:20 p.m.

 

It’s not too late to come to this year’s BIG Fall event Cruisin’ with OLLI.  Revisit old time rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels TODAY, Friday, October 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Jump back in time and share the fun with other OLLI members rockin’ to the tunes of American Bandstand, check out the wheels of the Classic Car SIG members and enjoy some favorite foods of the times. Thank you to the Social Committee in their work putting together this festive event!

 

We have had a number of OLLI members step up and to plan and host the OLLI Thanksgiving Potluck!  Hooray!  In order to make it official, we need a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church (Travelers Rest) to open the church, be present, etc. If you are an OLLI member, a member of Trinity Presbyterian and would like to spend Thanksgiving with OLLI friends, please contact Heidi Wright as soon as possible (294-2997).

 

Please be careful with the coffee!  Help us and our cleaning staff our by bringing your own travel mug (with a lid) or buying an OLLI mug in the office.  If you do have a spill, let the office know so that we can treat it quickly and hopefully prevent stains on our carpet and chairs.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

A Close-Up of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. (HCOO4)

Human Trafficking 101, Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. (HC113)

Saga of the Celts, Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. (HC004)

Poles Apart: North vs. South Pole, Friday, Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m. (HC110) – A Furman professor will discuss the differences between these two areas as well as the exploration and exploitation of each.

 

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! November 1, “Green Pods: Personal Rapid Transport Greenville-Spartanburg Airport” with Fred Payne, Chairman Greenville County Economic Development Center.

 

Would you love historical travel with a Furman faculty expert?  We have the trip for you! We will have an informational meeting on Wed., Nov. 2 at 3:15 p.m., HC105 with Furman professor, Marian Strobel, for those interested in taking part in a faculty led trip visiting the Battlefields of Western Europe in mid to late May, 2017.  The tentative itinerary begins and ends in Paris and includes excursions to quaint towns, historic battlefields, fascinating museums. Contact Heidi Wright to let us know you will be there.

 

The OLLI Onstage SIG will meet on Thursday, November 3 at 12:20 p.m., HC103.   All are invited to come to explore possible presentations. Contact Judy Aten with questions.

 

Enjoy an Out and About Singles member luncheon Fri., Nov. 4 at Noon at Sweet Catherine’s in Fountain Inn.  Send your reservation request to Carolyn Rice by Nov. 1.  Participation is limited to 12 people.

 

Enjoy productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company captured live in HD from Stratford-upon-Avon.  King Lear will be presented Friday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Burgiss Theatre in the Trone Student Center.  Tickets available in the OLLI office and at the door–$16 for OLLI members, $18 for general public.  Prepare for the presentation at a King Lear Lunch and Learn led by Dennis Tavernetti Wed., Nov. 9, 12:30-1:15, HC113.

 

Interested in playing Texas Hold’em (tournament style) once a month with other OLLI members? If so, contact Mike Halloran at 228.223.4767.

CALL FOR PHOTOS – OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase: We hope you are enjoying the OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room of the Herring Center.  It features images taken by OLLI members during OLLI photography classes last spring.  We are excited to announce that the next exhibition will run starting in January 2017. This time the theme will be FALL COLOR. There are no other restrictions.  The pictures may have been taken at any time and in any place.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate send your name, the 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 are due no later than December 5.  Only one submission per artist please.  A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the OLLI office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Sign up now to enjoy OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

The Furman University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present their fall concert Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Presented by the Furman Department of Music, the concert is open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets are available at the door.

 

Furman University is presenting a series of events addressing the global refugee crisis. Don Kerwin, Center of Migration Studies (NY), will present a faith-based reflection on the global refugee crisis on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. The lecture is part of the series “Refugee Crisis: Local and Global Responses,” which will run through Monday, Nov. 7. and is free and open to the public. For a complete listing of series events, check the website.

 

The High Noon lecture series continues, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  November 2 enjoy “I Need a Drink!” presented by Dr. Onarae Rice, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Furman University. For more information, visit the website.  Free.

 

Work by Furman University Department of Art faculty will be on display in Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, Oct. 7-Nov. 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception and talk with artists is set for Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. in Thompson Gallery.

 

Furman Theatre presents The Women of Lockerbie Nov. 9-12 and 17-19 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees Nov. 13 and 20. OLLI member tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Playhouse.  Playwright Deborah Brevoort will host a special pre-show discussion of the play on Friday, Nov. 11, 2:30 -4 p.m., HC110.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

The Peace Center’s Peace Chamber concert series presents Masterpieces: Major, Minor, and Modern on Thur., Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., at the Gunter TheaterTickets are $45. For information click here.

 

Seventh graders at the Charles Townes Center are working on an Activism Project. The goal is for students to identify and research an idea or issue they are passionate about in order to devise a way to positively impact the world around them. As part of this project, we are seeking community volunteers as mentors to offer advice and guidance to students as they work through their projects. Students will be matched with mentors–either individually or in groups–and will work together about once a week for a 50-minute class period. We will match mentors with students based on topics the students choose. Interested?  Please complete this survey. Questions? email Dhara Baiden.

 

Need to shred some paper? Travelers Rest is hosting their Community Shred Event on Sat., Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. – noon at the History Museum of Travelers Rest (3 Edwards Street).  View guidelines here

October 21, 2016

The Winter brochure is available online and will be mailed on October 28. Registration for Winter Term will begin November 15 for course package holders and November 17 for single courses. It promises to be a great Winter Term. Thank you to our incredible committee members and instructors for building this schedule!

 

Have you been waiting to hear the beautiful piano in the Herring Center Lobby?  Please join us for a dedication of the grand piano graciously given to the Herring Center by Sarah and Gordon Herring on Thursday, October 27, 4 p.m.  Furman students and faculty will provide music and we will enjoy a demonstration of the instrument’s electronic capabilities.  A celebratory reception will follow.  Reservations are helpful as we plan the reception.  Please call or stop by the office to let us know you’ll be there.

 

Did you enjoy last year’s Fall for OLLI and the Antique Fest the year before?  Well, you won’t want to miss this year’s BIG Fall event Cruisin’ with OLLI.  Revisit old time rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels on Friday, October 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Jump back in time and share the fun with other OLLI members rockin’ to the tunes of American Bandstand, check out the wheels of the Classic Car SIG members and enjoy some favorite foods of the times. No cost to attend; reservations are strongly encouraged. To guarantee your food basket, pre-purchase a food ticket in the OLLI office for $10 (mini-hamburgers or hotdog, fries and your choice of a coke float or root beer float) by Tuesday!

 

All OLLI Members are invited to attend the “In Conversation With…” class on Thursday, October 27 in Daniel Recital Hall to hear Sarah and Gordon Herring share their experiences and photos from their trip to North Korea.

 

Our instructors and guests are the heart of what we do here, and we hear so often how much you enjoy your classes.  Their lectures often inspire questions, which is great and adds to the richness of the experience.  However, please remember that questions should be general and not specific to a single OLLI member’s experience.  Remember, if the question starts with I or My, it might be a story rather than a question.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HIS626 “Greenville People, Greenville Places” will not meet Monday October 24.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Bonus Events next Friday, October 28.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

Rolfing Structural Integration, 10 a.m.

Target Zero/GCACS, 1 p.m.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

We will have a meeting for those interested in having an OLLI Thanksgiving and are willing to help “make it happen” on Monday, Oct. 24; 12:20 p.m., HC103.  Please come and contact Heidi Wright with questions.

 

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 25, “Travelers Rest – Creating a Vibrant Community” with Diana Turner, Travelers Rest City Administrator.

 

OLLI artists of any level are invited to the Open Studio SIG, Fridays, 1-3 p.m., HC005.   Bring your supplies, join in and don’t forget anything needed to clean up after.  Contact Chris Lane at 467-9144 with questions.

 

Out and About Singles will attend Miracle on 34th Street at the Greenville Little Theatre on Thursday, December 8 at 8 pm. Tickets are $33. Tickets go fast so we are planning early. If interested, contact Sue Miller.

 

Enjoy an Out and About Singles member luncheon Fri., Nov. 4 at Noon at Sweet Catherine’s in Fountain Inn.  Send your reservation request to Carolyn Rice by Nov. 1.  Participation is limited to 12 people.

 

 

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Sign up now to enjoy OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

We will have an informational meeting on Wed., Nov. 2 at 3:15 p.m., HC105 with Furman professor, Marian Strobel, for those interested in taking part in a faculty led trip visiting the Battlefields of Western Europe in mid to late May, 2017.  Contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office to let us know you will be there.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

The Sound Quality Concert Series presents the Furman Symphony Orchestra Fri., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 for OLLI members. For information, visit the website or call 294.2086.

The Furman Fall Festival of Choral Music will close with a concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus. Combined, the Furman Singers and High School Festival Choir number nearly 140 voices. Performing a mix of traditional sacred anthems, spirituals, and secular settings of significant poetry, the choirs will be accompanied by Furman senior Kevin Edens and Furman Music Professor Dr. Vivian Hamilton.

 

Nick Galasso, Ph.D. who leads Oxfam’s work on economic inequality and governance and The Riley Institute’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow will be speaking on “The Wealth Gap: Why It Matters and How We Can Fix It” in Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25.  Free.

 

The Furman University Men’s and Women’s Chorales and the Furman Singers will present their fall concert Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel.  The concert is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Furman Department of Music.

 

The Furman University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present their fall concert Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Presented by the Furman Department of Music, the concert is open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets are available at the door.

 

Work by Furman University Department of Art faculty will be on display in Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, Oct. 7-Nov. 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception and talk with artists is set for Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. in Thompson Gallery.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

The Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony Orchestra will present two monumental works by Jewish composers: SACRED SERVICE by Ernest Bloch and CHICHESTER PSALMS by Leonard Bernstein this Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Bing Vick conducts the concert and invites all to experience a wonderful evening of music.   Discounted tickets ($32 for $40 ticket) are available in the OLLI office.

 

The Interfaith Forum of Greenville invites you to participate in this year’s “The Upstate’s Interfaith Dinner Dialogues,” an event designed to find common ground between people of diverse faiths. This event will be held on Thurs. Oct. 27 from 6:30-9 p.m. in various home throughout the Greenville area. To learn more, click here. To register, click here. Free!

 

Local historian Don Koonce presents the history of Greenville through the role of the textile industry at the Consortium for Upstate South Carolina History. This presentation will take place on Wednesday October 26 at 12 noon. For reservations, call the Museum at (864)467-3100. Click here for more details.

 

The Peace Center’s Peace Chamber concert series presents Masterpieces: Major, Minor, and Modern on Thur., Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., at the Gunter TheaterTickets are $45. For information click here.

 

Don’t miss the Music on Sunday Concert Series presentation of The Musicians of Pan Harmonia, this Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m. at the Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville.)  Tickets are $20 and available at the door.  Find out more information on the website.

October 14, 2016

The current OLLI parking sticker is a purple square.  All current members should have one; if you do not, stop by the office to pick one up.  The first parking sticker is free with your membership.  Additional stickers are $1.

 

Make plans to attend this year’s BIG Fall event Cruisin’ with OLLI.  We will revisit old time rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels on Friday, October 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Jump back in time as and share time with other OLLI members rockin’ to the tunes of American Bandstand, check out the wheels of the Classic Car SIG members and enjoy some favorite foods of the times. No cost to attend; reservations are helpful. Purchase a food ticket in the OLLI office for $10 (mini-hamburger or hotdog, fries and your choice of a coke float or root beer float) if you like.

 

Have you been waiting to hear the beautiful piano in the Herring Center Lobby?  Please join us for a dedication of the grand piano graciously given to the Herring Center by Sarah and Gordon Herring on Thursday, October 27, 4 p.m.  Furman students and faculty will provide music and we will enjoy a demonstration of the instrument’s electronic capabilities.  A celebratory reception will follow.  Reservations are helpful as we plan the reception.  Please call or stop by the office to let us know you’ll be there.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

BEF215 Investing 101 will not meet on Tuesday, Oct 18 (they have scheduled a makeup class on Oct 17).

PAH879 Zentangle will not meet on Wednesday, Oct 19.

ACM141 Drawing Projects will not meet on Friday, October 21.

 

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 18, “Around the World in 80 Slides” with OLLI Members Sally and Pete Potosky.

 

Enjoy productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company captured live in HD from Stratford-upon-Avon.  Hamlet will be presented Wednesday, Oct 19 at 4 p.m. in Burgiss Theatre in the Trone Student Center.  Tickets are available in the OLLI office and at the door and are $16 for OLLI members, $18 for general public.

 

Special Event: A group of OLLI members has developed the Personal & Community Engagement (PCE) Initiative, a personal service initiative to simplify matching older adults with meaningful volunteer positions compatible with your skills and desires. Come meet with your peers to discuss volunteer options with 15 Greenville Agencies. Wed., Oct. 19, 1:30-3:30, HC110. Sign up in the OLLI Office.

 

OLLI artists of any level are invited to the Open Studio SIG, Fridays, 1-3 p.m., HC005.   Bring your supplies, join in and don’t forget anything needed to clean up after.  Contact Chris Lane at 467-9144 with questions.

 

Out and About Singles will be attending Miracle on 34th Street at the Greenville Little Theatre on Thursday, December 8 at 8 pm. Tickets are $33. Tickets go fast so we are planning early. If interested, contact Sue Miller.

 

Enjoy an Out and About Singles member luncheon Fri., Nov. 4 at Noon at Sweet Catherine’s in Fountain Inn.  Send your reservation request to Carolyn Rice by Nov. 1.  Participation is limited to 12 people.

 

Interested in an OLLI Thanksgiving celebration to be held on Thanksgiving Day?  We need a few people to lead the charge.  Contact Heidi Wright.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
The International Travel Committee is exploring the possibility of offering an OLLI @ Furman trip with a Furman faculty member to visit the Battlefields of Western Europe in mid to late May, 2017.  Interested?  Contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office to help us gauge participation. A meeting will be held soon with Furman faculty to overview the details of the trip.

 

Sign up now to enjoy OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information and further assistance, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

The Sound Quality Concert Series presents the Furman Symphony Orchestra Fri., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 for OLLI members. For information, visit the website or call 294.2086.

Conservation Biologist and Furman alum Dr. Thomas Rainwater will speak Thurs., Oct. 20 at 7pm in the Watkins Room, Trone Student Center. His talk, “Reality Bites: Cultural Challenges in Conserving the World’s Endangered Crocodiles and Turtles” is free and open to the public.

Furman University presents “A Conversation with South Carolina Congressional Candidates:  An Experiment in Civility and Substance” on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Watkins Room, Trone Student Center.  The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required.  OLLI members may pick up tickets (limit 2 per person, and you must show your OLLI nametag or Paladin Pass) at Johns Hall 111 beginning on October 19.  You may also pick up tickets beginning October 20 (limit 4 per person) at the Trone Student Center information desk.

 

The Furman Fall Festival of Choral Music will close with a concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus. Combined, the Furman Singers and High School Festival Choir number nearly 140 voices. Performing a mix of traditional sacred anthems, spirituals, and secular settings of significant poetry, the choirs will be accompanied by Furman senior Kevin Edens and Furman Music Professor Dr. Vivian Hamilton.

 

Work by Furman University Department of Art faculty will be on display in Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, Oct. 7-Nov. 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception and talk with artists is set for Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. in Thompson Gallery.

 

Nick Galasso, Ph.D. who leads Oxfam’s work on economic inequality and governance will be The Riley Institute’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow will be speaking on “The Wealth Gap: Why It Matters and How We Can Fix It” in Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

The Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony Orchestra will present two monumental works by Jewish composers: SACRED SERVICE by Ernest Bloch and CHICHESTER PSALMS by Leonard Bernstein on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Bing Vick conducts the concert and invites all to experience a wonderful evening of music.   Discounted tickets ($32 for $40 ticket) are available in the OLLI office.

 

The Upstate Women’s Club invites you to the “Peace of Triune” Art Auction, October 20, 7 p.m. at The Upper Room (7 College St., Greenville).  The event will feature artwork produced by members of the Triune community and local area artisans. Learn more and make your reservation here. Free!

 

The Travelers Rest Arts Alliance invites you to Art on the Trail Oct. 21-22 at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. The event kicks off Friday, Oct. 21 at 6pm with a FREE concert featuring Katie Rockwell performing A Tribute to Patsy Cline. Food trucks, fun and frivolity begin at 5 p.m.  On Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., enjoy the Art Market featuring more than 70 artists, a series of performances, literary art presentations, children’s art activities and much more. Visit the website to learn more.

 

Local historian Don Koonce presents the history of Greenville through the role of the textile industry at the Consortium for Upstate South Carolina History. This presentation will take place on Wednesday October 28th at 12 noon. For reservations, call the Museum at (864)467-3100. Click here for more details.

 

Are you interested in silk screen printing? If so, there is a trade show being in held in Charlotte, NC on Oct 27-29. For more information you can contact Mike Halloran at milehallo2u@gmail.com or you can text or

call 228-223-4767.

October 7, 2016

OLLI Directories are available for $3 in the OLLI office.

 

OLLI is fortunate to have such a gracious host in Furman University.  Many professors teach in our program, and many OLLI members participate in various facets of campus life.  Sometimes, members want to speak to Furman administrators about projects or events on campus, or talk about their own projects.  Often, the OLLI staff can answer these questions, pass along information for you, or even help you make the connection.  Before contacting other departments on campus, please check in with Nancy Kennedy, OLLI Director.  Coordinating through the OLLI office will help us maintain good relationships across campus.  Thank you.

 

Make plans to attend this year’s social committee Fall event Cruisin’ with OLLI.  We will revisit old time rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels on Friday, October 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Jump back in time as and share time with other OLLI members rockin’ to the tunes of American Bandstand, check out the wheels of the Classic Car SIG members and enjoy some favorite foods of the times. No cost to attend; reservations are helpful. Purchase a food ticket in the OLLI office for $10 (mini-hamburger or hotdog, fries and your choice of a coke float or root beer float) if you like.

 

Have you been waiting to hear the beautiful piano in the Herring Center Lobby?  Please join us for a dedication of the grand piano graciously given to the Herring Center by Sarah and Gordon Herring on Thursday, October 27, 4 p.m.  Furman students and faculty will provide music and we will enjoy a demonstration of the instrument’s electronic capabilities.  A celebratory reception will follow the recital.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HIS689 Moments in American History will not meet on Tuesday, Oct 11.

CPT363 Introduction to iPad and CPT373 Intermediate iPad classes will not meet on Tuesday, Oct 11.

BEF215 Investing 101 will not meet on Tuesday, Oct 18 (they have scheduled a makeup class on Oct 17).

PAH879 Zentangle will not meet on Wednesday, Oct 19.

ACM141 Drawing Projects will not meet on Friday, October 21.

 

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 11, “Does Your Opinion Count and Why?” with Steven Bruss, Engagement and Opinion Editor for the Greenville News.

 

Anyone interested in being onstage or backstage is more than welcome to attend the OLLI Onstage SIG meeting Thursday, October 13 at 12:20 p.m., HC103.  No experience necessary and all are invited to come to the first meeting of the year. We are seeking input on what our next production will be!

 

Enjoy productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company captured live in HD from Stratford-upon-Avon.  Hamlet will be presented Wednesday, Oct 19 at 4 p.m. in Burgiss Theatre in the Trone Student Center.  Tickets are available in the OLLI office and at the door and are $16 for OLLI members, $18 for general public.  Prepare for the presentation by attending a Hamlet Lunch and Learn led by Dennis Tavernetti on Wednesday, October 12, 12:30-1:15 in HC113.

 

The Computer Technology Committee presents a special session: Email and Personal Identity Security:  Why, How, And Your Responsibility with Duane Leet, Thurs., Oct. 13, 3:15 p.m., HC110. In the wake of the disclosure that Yahoo has been “hacked,” users are encouraged to reevaluate their own security practices using smart phones, computers, tablets, and even credit cards.  This session will review the latest on the why of hacking, the how of identity theft, and what you can to protect yourself. Q&A will follow.

 

Special Event: A group of OLLI members has developed the Personal & Community Engagement (PCE) Initiative, a personal service initiative to simplify matching older adults with meaningful volunteer positions compatible with your skills and desires. Come meet with your peers to discuss volunteer options with 15 Greenville Agencies. Wed., Oct. 19, 1:30-3:30, HC110. Sign up in the OLLI Office.

 

OLLI artists of any level are invited to the Open Studio SIG, Fridays, 1-3 p.m., HC005.   Bring your supplies, join in and don’t forget anything needed to clean up after.  Contact Chris Lane at 467-9144 with questions.

 

Free shipping and free logos available on OLLI apparel through Lands End.  To view products go to: https://business.landsend.com/store/olli_furman/.  To order call 800.338.2000. (Our customer number is 4571176 and our logo code is 0979527; you’ll need these numbers if you call.)  Free shipping and free logos through October 14 (promo code: EMFLFS).   Standard logo colors are purple and white, however these can be customized through each order.  Usual lead time for delivery is 12-14 business days.

 

Interested in an OLLI Thanksgiving celebration to be held on Thanksgiving Day?  We need a few people to lead the charge.  Contact Heidi Wright.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
The International Travel Committee is exploring the possibility of offering an OLLI @ Furman trip with a Furman faculty member to visit the Battlefields of Western Europe in mid to late May, 2017.  Interested?  Contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office to help us gauge participation. A meeting will be held soon with Furman faculty to overview the details of the trip.

 

Sign up now to enjoy OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information and further assistance, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

The High Noon lecture series continues, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  October 12, OLLI’s own Dr. Jack Hansen, Former Deputy Center Director for Research of NASA Ames Research Center will present “NASA: Glorious Past, Productive Present, Uncertain Future.” For more information, visit the website.  Free.

 

Furman Theatre presents Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party Oct. 8. 8pm and Oct. 9, 3 p.m. OLLI tickets are $12, and season tickets for OLLI are $28. For more information, visit the website or call 294-2125.

 

Furman University Department of Music presents internationally acclaimed Jazz vocalist and pianist Champion Fulton, Tues., Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are available at the door and are $5.

 

Faculty Recital featuring pianist David Gross Thur., Oct. 13, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Free.

 

The Sound Quality Concert Series presents the Furman Symphony Orchestra Fri., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 for OLLI members. For information, visit the website or call 294.2086.

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

The Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony Orchestra will present two monumental works by Jewish composers: SACRED SERVICE by Ernest Bloch and CHICHESTER PSALMS by Leonard Bernstein on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Bing Vick conducts the concert and invites all to experience a wonderful evening of music.   Discounted tickets ($32 for $40 ticket) are available in the OLLI office.

 

The Upstate Women’s Club invites you to the “Peace of Triune” Art Auction, October 20, 7 p.m. at The Upper Room (7 College St., Greenville).  The event will feature artwork produced by members of the Triune community and local area artisans. Learn more and make your reservation here. Free!

 

The Travelers Rest Arts Alliance invites you to Art on the Trail Oct. 21-22 at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. The event kicks off Friday, Oct. 21 at 6pm with a FREE concert featuring Katie Rockwell performing A Tribute to Patsy Cline. Food trucks, fun and frivolity begin at 5 p.m.  On Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., enjoy the Art Market featuring more than 70 artists, a series of performances, literary art presentations, children’s art activities and much more. Visit the website to learn more.

 

September 30, 2016

Last Chance! OLLI@Furman is joining the Osher National Resource Center in a national survey of OLLI members.  The Osher Foundation and our own OLLI will benefit from your answers as we strive to provide fresh, engaging programming for all of you.  Please use this link and take a few minutes to respond to the survey.  Paper copies are available in the office if you prefer that method.  Thank you!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HFE588 Zumba Gold will not meet Thursday, October 6.

CPT363 Introduction to iPad and CPT373 Intermediate iPad classes will not meet on Tuesday, Oct 11.

BEF215 Investing 101 will not meet on Tuesday, Oct 18 (they have scheduled a makeup class on Oct 17).

PAH879 Zentangle will not meet on Wednesday, Oct 19.

ACM141 Drawing Projects will not meet on Friday, October 21.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Join OLLI friends tonight, wear PURPLE and cheer on the Furman Volleyball Team!  Furman vs. Western Carolina Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. at Alley Gym.  Discounted tickets available for just $3 in the OLLI office.  Wear your OLLI nametag and meet 5:30 p.m. for dinner before in the Trustees Room, Dining Hall.

 

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 4, “The Garden Legacies of Jesse May Burnett” with Dr. Karen LaFleur Stewart, Master Gardener.

 

Special Event: A group of OLLI members has developed the Personal & Community Engagement (PCE) Initiative, a personal service initiative to simplify matching older adults with meaningful volunteer positions compatible with your skills and desires. Come meet with your peers to discuss volunteer options with 15 Greenville Agencies. Wed., Oct. 19, 1:30-3:30, HC110. Sign up in the OLLI Office.

 

The Computer Technology Committee is offering a special session, Email and Personal Identity Security:  Why, How, And Your Responsibility with Duane Leet, on Thursday, October 13, 3:15 p.m., HC110. In the wake of the disclosure that Yahoo has been “hacked”, users are encouraged to reevaluate their own security practices using smart phones, computers, tablets, and even credit cards.  This session will review the latest on the why of hacking, the how of identity theft, and what you can to protect yourself and your family. Q&A will follow.

 

The Aging in Community SIG will meet in HC105 Wed., Oct. 5, 12:20-1:20 p.m.  Join us and share ideas for living in a safe friendly environment near Furman.  Questions?  Email Elaine Brummett.

 

Get ready for Cruisin’ with OLLI as we remember rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels on Friday, October 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Jump back in time as and share time with other OLLI members rockin’ to the tunes of American Bandstand, check out the wheels of the Classic Car SIG members and enjoy some favorite foods of the times. No cost to attend; reservations are helpful. Purchase a food ticket in the OLLI office for $10 (mini-hamburger or hotdog, fries and your choice of a coke float or root beer float) if you like.

 

Interested in a Golf SIG? Contact Michael Halloran at 228.223.4767.  Also, a golf group is looking for a player to round out a foursome Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at Paris Mountain Country Club. Contact Michael if you are interested.

 

Have an idea for a new course? Want to enhance a current course? Grants of up to $2,000 are available to Ollie members to help cover the costs of course development. Grant applications can be found on the Olli website or by clicking here.  Applications should be submitted by March 1, 2017.

 

Anyone interested in being onstage or backstage is more than welcome to attend the OLLI Onstage SIG meeting Thursday, October 13 at 12:20 p.m., HC103.  No experience necessary and all are invited to come to the first meeting of the year. We are seeking input on what our next production will be!

Ce semestre le SIG français deviendra un club du livre. Nous lirons un livre français et l’utiliserons comme point de départ pour notre discussion.  Nous commencerons avec “Le Chien Jaune,” un livre de Georges Simenon. Vous pouvez acheter l’édition français en ligne à Amazon. Nous accueillerons les personnes qui ont des notions de français, parlé ou écrit. Le SIG se réunira le mardi au centre Herring de 12:20 de 13:20, salle

105.

 

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
The International Travel Committee is exploring the possibility offering an OLLI @ Furman trip with a Furman faculty member to visit the Battlefields of Western Europe in mid to late May, 2017.  In order to gauge potential participation, anyone interested is asked to contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office. A meeting will be held soon with Furman faculty to overview the details of the trip.

 

Sign up now to enjoy OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information and further assistance, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

Attention OLLI members interested in Furman’s annual Festival of Lessons and Carols (Sunday, December 11, 3 and 5 p.m.)!  Anyone (OLLI members, faculty, staff, etc.) who would like tickets to Lessons and Carols will need to go to the McAlister Auditorium Box Office at 9 a.m. Monday, October 3 to pick up your free tickets (4 per person). Due to a new policy, OLLI will not have any tickets to distribute.

 

Furman University’s Marching Band, The Paladin Regiment, will present its annual Band Extravaganza concert tonight, Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. $5 tickets are available at the door.

 

Furman Theatre presents Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party at the Playhouse on Sat. Oct. 1, 8pm and Sun. Oct. 2, 3 p.m. OLLI member tickets are $12, and season tickets for OLLI are just $28. For more information, visit the website. Call 294-2125 with questions.

 

Furman Professor of Organ Dr. Charles Tompkins will present a faculty recital at Greenville’s First Baptist Church, Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. A tribute to the late Sherwood A. Mobley, former Principal Timpanist and Executive Director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, the concert is free and open to the public.

 

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholar Dr. Dalibor Rohac will speak about “Brexit”, Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in Hartness Pavilion. Find out more here.

 

Jennifer Hochschild, chair of the Harvard University Department of Government, will speak Thursday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. in Burgiss Theater. Her talk is entitled, “‘Here they treat us like a different race’: Political Implications of Class-in-Race Inequality.” For more information, visit the website.

 

The Furman Volleyball team invites OLLI golfers to join them for the Furman Volleyball Golf Tournament on Friday, October 7 at the Furman University Golf Course. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. with lunch provided.  Contact Christi Sherman with questions or to register, 294-3132.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

Greenville In Harmony Show Chorus presents: “’WGIH-On the Air’ 1940’s Radio Show featuring Sing for Scholarship Finalists” Sat., Oct. 1, 3 p.m. at Anderson University. Ticket information here or call 864-915-4496.

 

The 38th annual Symphony Tour of Homes will take place October 7-9, in the gentle rolling hills of the Green Valley area. The tour will include homes ranging from the elegant mansion, “White Oaks,” home of the President of Furman University, to a modern energy efficient home. Ticket are $20 in advance and $25 on Tour days. Additional information is available at www.guildGSO.org or call 864-370-0965.

 

September 23, 2016

Today, September 23, 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.

 

OLLI@Furman is joining the Osher National Resource Center in a national survey of OLLI members.  The Osher Foundation and our own OLLI will benefit from your answers as we strive to provide fresh, engaging programming for all of you.  Please use this link and take a few minutes to respond to the survey.  Paper copies are available in the office if you prefer that method.  Thank you!

 

We are in the planning stages for a “big read” for OLLI—a program that would encourage all OLLI members to read the same book and then enjoy various events planned around the content.  If you are interested in serving on the planning committee for this new program, please email Nancy Kennedy.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

RPH985 Ethics of Jesus will not meet Monday, September 26.

HFE531 Yoga 201 will not meet Monday, September 26.

HFE511 Yoga 101 will not meet Monday, September 26.

           

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Celebrate a new school year with Breakfast in the Furman Dining Hall!  Join OLLI friends Wednesday,
Sept. 28, 8-10 a.m.
  Cost is just $5 for all-you-can-eat with your OLLI nametag.  Choices include made-to-order omelets, fruit, breads, eggs, bacon, coffee, juice, and much more.  Fix your plate and enjoy your meal in the Faculty Dining Room, reserved that morning just for us.  Thanks to Linda and Tom Nowlin for hosting!

 

Join OLLI friends, wear PURPLE and cheer on the Furman Volleyball Team!  Furman vs. Western Carolina Fri., Sept. 30, 7 p.m. at Alley Gym.  Discounted tickets available for just $3 in the OLLI office.  Before the game, bring your OLLI nametag and enjoy dinner at the Dining Hall.  Meet at 5:30 p.m. and join other OLLI members for a meal before the game. The team is off to a great start; let’s help them continue that success!

 

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! September 27, “Police and Our Safety in Greenville” with Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller.

 

The Aging in Community SIG will meet in HC105 (behind the kitchen) Wed. Oct. 5, 12:20-1:20 p.m.  Join us and share your ideas for living in a safe friendly environment near Furman.  If you have questions, contact Elaine Brummett, ebrum301@aol.com.

 

Mark your calendar and save the date!  Get ready for Cruisin’ with OLLI as we remember rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels on Fri., Oct. 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Stay tuned for more information!

 

The Out and About Singles SIG will be attending the New Play Festival at Centre Stage later in September. Please contact Susan Cooper at smc66pa12@gmail.com for further details. This is a free event!

 

Interested in a Golf SIG?  If so, contact Michael Halloran at 228.223.4767.  In addition, a golfing group is looking for a player to round out a foursome on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Paris Mountain Country Club.  Contact Michael if you are interested.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
Don’t miss the day trip with Chumley Cope and Dean Campbell on The Dark Corner and Green River Plantation Day Trip, Oct. 20! Enjoy this full day that will include stories on location that span early settlement, the Revolutionary War, moonshine-making and significant residents of the area, lunch at Green River Plantation and a tour of the historic Plantation House. Reserve your spot in the OLLI office!

 

 

Just In! Sign up now to enjoy OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information and further assistance, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

Support our student worker, Laken Weaver, as she performs in the Furman University Pauper Player’s production of Seussical: The Musical on Sept. 23 @ 6:30pm, and Sept. 24 @ 2pm and 6:30pm in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $10 at the door.

 

The High Noon lecture series continues.  Talks are free and take place on Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  September 28, Dr. Brent Nelsen, Furman Political Science Professor will speak on “Brexit: Where Did it Come From and Where is it Going?” For more information, visit the website.

 

Furman University’s Marching Band, The Paladin Regiment, will present its annual Band Extravaganza concert Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door and are $5.

 

The Furman Volleyball team invites OLLI golfers to join them for the Furman Volleyball Golf Tournament on Friday, October 7 at the Furman University Golf Course. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. with lunch provided.  Contact Christi Sherman with questions or to register, 294-3132.

 

Attention OLLI members interested in Furman’s annual Festival of Lessons and Carols (Sunday, December 11, 3 and 5 p.m.)!  Anyone (OLLI members, faculty, staff, etc.) who would like tickets to Lessons and Carols will need to go to the McAlister Auditorium Box Office at 9 a.m. Monday, October 3 to pick up your free tickets (4 per person). Due to a new policy, OLLI will not have any tickets to distribute.

 

Fall for Greenville Volunteers are needed to staff the Furman tent October 15-17.  Wear purple and welcome people as they come to the Furman tent! Shifts are a minimum of 2 hours on Fri., Oct 15 (5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.); Sat., Oct 16 (11:30 a.m.– 8:00 p.m.) and Sun., Oct 17 (12:30 p.m. –6:00 p.m.).  All volunteers will receive festival meal tickets.  Contact Nancy Liebezeit at 294-2173 if you can help.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

First Baptist Greenville invites you to a presentation by Dr. Charles Kimball entitled “Lethal Religion: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” on Sunday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church (847 Cleveland Street). Dr. Kimball is a Presidential Professor and Director of Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Find out more information on their website.

 

New Play Festival at Centre Stage SC, Sept. 25-29. Talkback sessions with the playwright-in-residence, festival playwrights, actors and audience members take place immediately following the readings, making the festival a rare opportunity for playgoers to participate in the creative process. Free. Learn more here.

 

On Thursday, September 29, at the Gunter Theatre, The Peace Center’s exciting new Peace Chamber concert series will kick off its first full season with a wonderful program dedicated entirely to the music of Franz Schubert. For tickets and additional information you can visit the Peace Center website.

 

Greenville In Harmony Show Chorus presents: “‘WGIH-On the Air’ 1940’s Radio Show featuring Sing for Scholarship Finalists” on Saturday October 1, 2016 at 3pm at Anderson University. To reserve tickets you can visit www.greenvilleinharmony.com or call 864-915-4496.

 

The 38th annual Symphony Tour of Homes will take place October 7-9, in the gentle rolling hills of the Green Valley area. The tour will include homes ranging from the elegant mansion, “White Oaks”, home of the President of Furman University, to a modern energy efficient home. White Oaks was the first large home built in the Green Valley area and soon several of Greenville’s founding families followed. Driving directions and maps, along with advance ticket locations and additional information, are available at www.guildGSO.org.  Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 on Tour days. For more information, please call 864-370-0965.

 

Save The Date: October 6, 2016 for the YouthBASE Brain Bowl at AJ Whittenberg Elementary School. This event benefits YouthBASE, a local nonprofit organization that serves underprivileged students in the Greenville community through free afterschool and summer programs. Admission is $10 — dinner will be served and there will be raffles and a silent auction. Volunteers are needed. For more information, please contact Gabby Haddad at gabby.haddad@furman.edu or (864) 529-7435.

September 16, 2016

What a great first week!    We are so glad to see everyone – all 1608 of you!  Because there are so many members, please remember to wear your nametag.  It makes meeting and greeting friends so much easier.  If you are new, we have made one for you.  If you are a returning member, please wear the nametag you already have.  If you need a new one, just let us know. Please check the nametag boxes.  If you have one in there but are already wearing one, bring the spare to the office so that we can recycle it.  Thanks!

 

Next Friday, September 23 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.

 

Check out the Fall 2016 edition of Gray Matters on our website.  Thanks to Gray Matters Editor Gary Aten!

 

OLLI@Furman is joining the Osher National Resource Center in a national survey of OLLI members.  The Osher Foundation and our own OLLI will benefit from your answers as we strive to provide fresh, engaging programming for all of you.  Please use this link and take a few minutes to respond to the survey.  Paper copies are available in the office if you prefer that method.  Thank you!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

CEO432 Understanding the US Healthcare System will not meet Monday, September 19.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Bonus Events next Friday, September 23.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

Season Preview at The Warehouse Theatre, 10-11:30 a.m.

I agreed to What?  Contracts for Non-lawyers, 10-Noon

Greenville Woodworkers Guild, 10-11:30 a.m., offsite

A Discussion of the Differences Between Christianity and Islam, 1-3 p.m.

           

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! September 20, Got Rhythm? Arterial Fibrillation: How it Can Be Controlled with cardiologist Dr. Peter Netzler.

 

Furman University Theatre Season Ticket Discount for OLLI members – The Furman Theatre offers OLLI members the opportunity to purchase a season pass at the student rate of $28 (all 4 productions) and the faculty/staff rate of $12 for individual productions. New this year, Season Ticket Holders will receive their own Season Code that will allow 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.  In preparation for the first play, The Birthday Party, join Dr. Kristin Pressley, Furman alum and theater historian, for a pre-show talk on Tuesday, September 20 at 3:15 p.m. in the Crabtree Room.

 

Join other OLLI members who are interested in travel to discuss, share experiences and get answers and ideas in a casual social setting.  The Travel SIG is meeting tonight, at 4:30 pm on Fri., Sept 16 at the Clubhouse of The Ravines at Camellia, 101 Top Hat Circle, which is about a mile down Duncan Chapel Road from the Herring Center. Bring your adult beverage if you wish and summer trip photos to share on a thumb drive.

 

Celebrate a new school year with Breakfast in the Furman Dining Hall!  Join OLLI friends Wednesday,
Sept. 28, 8-10 a.m.
  Cost is just $5 for all-you-can-eat with your OLLI nametag.  Choices include made-to-order omelets, fruit, breads, eggs, bacon, coffee, juice, and much more.  Fix your plate and enjoy your meal in the Faculty Dining Room, reserved that morning just for us.  Thanks to Linda and Tom Nowlin for hosting!

 

Join OLLI friends, wear PURPLE and cheer on the Furman Volleyball Team!  Furman vs. Western Carolina Fri., Sept. 30, 7 p.m. at Alley Gym.  Discounted tickets available for just $3 in the OLLI office.  Before the game, bring your OLLI nametag and enjoy dinner at the Dining Hall.  Meet at 5:30 p.m. and join other OLLI members for a meal before the game. The team is off to a great start; let’s help them continue that success!

 

Mark your calendar and save the date!  Get ready for Cruisin’ with OLLI as we remember rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels on Fri., Oct. 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Stay tuned for more information!

 

The Out and About Singles SIG will be attending the New Play Festival at Centre Stage later in September. Please contact Susan Cooper at smc66pa12@gmail.com for further details. This is a free event!

 

All levels of Spanish skill are welcome to join the Spanish Conversation SIG.  The group meets at 10:45 on Thursdays in downstairs conference room (HC003) to practice conversing.  In order to keep the conversation flowing, members are encouraged to bring news to share with the group such as details of a class they are taking, a picture about which they would like to expound, or a current topic in the news they would like to discuss.  Contact Merikay Pirrone at merikay58@gmail.com (note new e-mail address) with questions.

 

Order OLLI apparel today and get free shipping and free logos!  Purchase OLLI@Furman logo apparel through Lands End.  To view products go to: https://business.landsend.com/store/olli_furman/.  To order call 800.338.2000. (Our customer number is 4571176 and our logo code is 0979527; you’ll need these numbers if you call.)  Free shipping and free logos through September 16 (promo code: EMFLFS).   Standard logo colors are purple and white, however these can be customized through each order.  Usual lead time for delivery is 12-14 business days.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

LAST CHANCE to sign up to toad trip with OLLI to the National Story-telling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, October 8-9!  Two days of story-tellers, plus transportation, overnight-and-breakfast at the delightful General Morgan Inn, and some regional history en route delivered by trip leader Chumley Cope. $399 per person. Drop by the OLLI office to register.
Don’t miss the day trip with Chumley Cope and Dean Campbell on The Dark Corner and Green River Plantation Day Trip, Oct. 20! Enjoy this full day that will include stories on location that span early settlement, the Revolutionary War, moonshine-making and significant residents of the area, lunch at Green River Plantation and a tour of the historic Plantation House. Reserve your spot in the OLLI office!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

Support our student worker, Laken Weaver as she performs in the Furman University Pauper Player’s production of Seussical: The Musical on Sept. 22 @ 6:30pm, Sept. 23 @ 6:30pm, and Sept. 24 @ 2pm and 6:30pm in McAlister Auditorium. Ticket information will be coming soon!

 

The Riley Institute at Furman presents “Trump, Hillary, and the Constitution” on Constitution Day 2016, Sept. 22, 4-5p.m. in the Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center (above the bookstore).  Free.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

New Play Festival at Centre Stage SC, Sept. 25-29. Talkback sessions with the playwright-in-residence, festival playwrights, actors and audience members take place immediately following the readings, making the festival a rare opportunity for playgoers to participate in the creative process. Free. Learn more here.

 

The Piedmont Woodcarvers present their annual show Sept. 17-18 at the Senior Center 301 West Curtis St Simpsonville. The theme this year is “Christmas.” What a great way to see many hand carved Christmas items, from our own OLLI carvers as well as others. Hours are 12-6 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.  $2 Admission.

 

The Greenville Chorale, conducted by Dr. Bingham Vick, Jr., announces the 2016-17 season.  The Chorale begins with “Jewish Musical Moments” celebrating the work of two great composers Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service) by Ernest Bloch and Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein.  The Chorale will ring in the holiday season with 10thAnniversary of Christmas with the Chorale, featuring season favorites along with the always-popular sing-along.  The Chorale is honored to have the support of Sarah and Gordon Herring with the Winter Concert performed by the Herring Chamber Ensemble featuring “The World Beloved – A Bluegrass Mass” by Carol Barnett.  The Chorale will end the season with “A Slice of American Pie.”  This will be a program of pure Americana, including new settings of traditional folk tunes by Dan Forrest; songs from the old Southern tradition; and an enjoyable walk through the “Great American Song Book.” Enjoy a discount of 10% off Season Tickets in September. For tickets or information, call 864-467-3000 or visit the Chorale website.