April 22, 2016

 Summer registration begins Tuesday, May 3 for everyone. The summer 2016 flyer is available on the website. No papers copies will be mailed, but they will be available in the office late next week. Pick one up, and a few more to share with friends and neighbors. Make sure you go online to try out your USER NAME AND PASSWORD so that login will be smooth when you are ready to register. Summer is a great time for people to try OLLI for the first time. Classes are just $30 and there is no membership requirement. A great time to encourage a friend to try out OLLI!

 

Tuesday, April 26 is DINS DAY at Furman (short for Paladins).  If you going to be at OLLI that day, wear your Furman purple and join in sharing the Furman spirit!

 

What do Linda Kelly, Linda Russ, John Dean, Sarah Fletcher, Hugh Hughes, Barbara Weiner, Jim D’Amato, and Sandra Ledbetter all have in common?  They are the cast of Writers’ Bloc, the original musical the new SIG OLLI Onstage is presenting Saturday, May 2, 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, 3 p.m. at the Furman Playhouse. Tickets are $6 and on sale in the OLLI office.  Note: Writer’s Bloc contains adult material.  Not suitable for children.

 

Applications are being accepted for Class 3 of Senior Leaders Greenville. Senior Leaders Greenville

(SLG) builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become advocates seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. SLG begins with an Orientation in August, concludes with a graduation luncheon in May, and includes nine day-long sessions with speakers, group activities, and exercises that will inform you on topics relevant to seniors. The cost is $350 and scholarships are available. Applications (due June 1) and more information are available on the OLLI Website and in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy in the OLLI Office.

 

Fill your plate and enjoy Breakfast with OLLI in the faculty dining room inside the Furman Dining Hall on Thursday, April 28, 8-10 a.m. Just $5 with your OLLI nametag or Paladin Pass; choices include made to order omelets, fruit, breads, eggs, bacon and more!  Thank you to Linda and Tom Nowlin for hosting.

 

Celebrate another great year at OLLI at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 17 at the Younts Center.  Doors open at 11:30 for fellowship on the pavilion next door (cash bar available).   Enjoy a buffet lunch at noon including Grilled Salmon or Almond Crusted Chicken, Watercress Salad, Fresh Fruit, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and your choice of pie or cake for dessert!  Congratulate the new Volunteer of the Year, elect new OLLI Council members, and visit with OLLI friends old and new. Dress is casual.  Sign up in the OLLI office for just $15.  Please see Heidi Wright with dietary restrictions.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACM101 Acrylic Painting will not meet on Monday, April 26.

CPT Connecting With Family will have its last class on Thursday, May 5.

 

There is ROOM FOR YOU in the following Bonus Events… Call or stop by the OLLI office to sign up!

BTE1133 Getting Familiar with Oriental Carpets, April 29, 10 a.m., HC004

BTE1132 VLS Facility Tour, April 29, 10 a.m.

BTE1136 St. Francis Cancer Center Tour, April 29, 12 noon

BTE1115 “Personal and Community Growth Through Engagement” April 29, 1–3 p.m., HC110. Students participating in OLLI’s Senior Leaders Greenville and Dynamic Aging programs have developed an initiative to make it easy for you to find the right match for meaningfully engagement in the community.  Learn about the benefits of being engaged and hear from several OLLI peers about their volunteer experiences.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Sign up today for Mountain Explorer with Chumley Cope, June 1-3!  Join local historian Chumley Cope on a three-day mountain adventure, featuring local historians, scenic roads and spectacular views. Head up the Carolina Escarpment to Brevard and visit numerous spots on your way to stay at the Balsam Mountain Inn (1904). Enjoy outings and hear stories from local experts during your stay. $625/person double occupancy (single supplement, $110) View more information here or contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office.

OLLI and several community partners present “The Age of Love,” a documentary offering a funny and poignant look at the adventures of 30 Rochester, NY seniors who sign up for a first-of its-kind speed dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds.  Tuesday, May 3, at the Younts Center at Furman.  Doors open at 3 p.m.; screening begins at 3:30. The filmmaker and Dr. Michelle Horhota will lead a discussion following the screening, and the event concludes with a wine and cheese reception.  (Follow the signs to Timmons Arena.) This event is FREE, but pre-registration is required hereFor more information about the film, visit the website.

 

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! April 26, Dr. Larry Gluck, Medical Director for the GHS cancer Center will be speaking on Cancer Treatment and Research at Greenville Hospital System.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Aging in Community SIG will meet from 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in the President’s Room on Thursday, May 5. Alison and Dona of Golden Years Moving will discuss the myriad services, from de-cluttering, coordinating movers and contractors to unpacking and setting up home, they provide. Please join us for this final meeting of the term. Call Judith Ziemer at 864-246-4259 for additional information.

 

The Out and About Singles SIG will meet on Friday, May 6 at 2 p.m., HC111 in the OLLI building. This is a time to socialize, meet some new people, and if you are interested-play the game called,” Left, Right, and Center.” An easy, no stress game. Please RSVP to Lynne at lynnebarrettsc@att.net

 

Eiho Baba (Associate Professor of Philosophy and Asian Studies), lectured on Confucianism and education at the OLLI class, “China Today: What Everybody Needs to Know About the World’s Most Populous Country.” His presentation at OLLI gave him the opportunity to do a TEDx Talk, which you can view here.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

The Furman Theatre presents Arcadia by Tom Stoppard April 22-23 at 8 p.m. and April 24 at 3 p.m.  Tickets for OLLI members are $10.  Call 294-2125.

 

Want to see what the Theatre Arts students do in their classes all semester? Join them at Finalpalooza on Monday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Playhouse! You will get to see presentations by the Lighting Design, Movement for the Actor, and Acting II classes all in one night! FREE!

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

On Sunday, April 24, 3 p.m. Taylors First Baptist Church will be holding the Greenville Chorale spring concert – Sacred Song Fest. Come hear some of the most beautifully performed sacred music you will ever hear!  Bing and his 156 friends make music you will enjoy and remember. OLLI member price: $24. You can purchase tickets in the OLLI office.

 

Boots and Bar-B-Q, Friday, April 29 at the Downtown Airport Hangar, benefitting the Greenville Chorale. Ticket prices are $35 single and $60 couple. There will be a live band for dancing, BBQ by Henrys, wine/beer, silent auction, and a bid on Conducting the Chorale. Call Chorale 864-235-1101 for reservations.

 

The Woodlands at Furman presents quilts by Ruth Pollow, OLLI member and instructor, May 3-31.  Join them for an opening reception Friday, May 6, 4-5 p.m.  The display includes works made by Ruth over the past 15 years, with selected pieces available for purchase.

 

The Free Electronics Recycling & Shredding event will be held at the TD Convention Center on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. At this free event, citizens can dispose of unwanted electronics and have their sensitive documents destroyed and recycled in a secure manner. All paper to be shredded MUST be bagged or boxed, and each person is limited to three large trash bags or three small boxes of paper. Bags and boxes must be intact, with no rips or tears. Reusable bags, boxes or containers will be returned to you. Electronic items can include: televisions, computer monitors, keyboards, mice, wires, circuit boards, CPU’s, scanners, and printers.

April 15, 2016

On April 20 Furman will be host the Special Olympics. Our parking lot will be full.  We are moving many of the morning OLLI courses to other locations that day (list follows).  If you class is NOT on this list, you will have class in the Herring Center as usual. A limited number of parking spaces will be reserved for OLLI class participants in from of the Herring Center. All others should enter campus through the front gate, as you will not be able to access the main campus from our parking lot that morning. Please call the OLLI office with any questions. Thank you for your patience and support as Furman hosts these special athletes!

 

Following are the classes that will meet in a different location on Wednesday, April 20:

RPH929 God and the New Atheism will meet in North Village Building J-100

HIS614 1618 Orthodoxy, Science will meet in North Village Building J-100

PPG1350 Masters of Aging will meet in North Village Building J-300

ACM128 Yet Again, More Feisty Women will not meet.

All 1:30 p.m. classes will begin at 1:45 p.m.

 

A Meet and Greet with Furman Athletes and Coaches just for you!  Thur., April 21, 12:30–1:15 p.m., representatives from various Furman athletic teams will be in Manly Lobby of the Herring Center to share some time with our OLLI members.  Please come meet these gifted athletes and coaches and congratulate them on their success as they continue to lead the Southern Conference in many sports!

 

Applications are being accepted for Class 3 of Senior Leaders Greenville. Senior Leaders Greenville (SLG) builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become advocates seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. SLG begins with an Orientation in August, concludes with a graduation luncheon in May, and includes nine day-long sessions with speakers, group activities, and exercises that will inform you on topics relevant to seniors. As you identify opportunities and challenges faced by the senior population, you will be encouraged to bring your unique talents, wisdom, and skills to generate ideas for advocacy, collaboration, and creative solutions. The cost is $350 and scholarships are available. Applications (due June 1) and more information are available on the OLLI Website and in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy in the OLLI Office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is ROOM FOR YOU in the following Bonus Events… Call or stop by the OLLI office to sign up!

BTE1129 Goats – From Birth to Cheese, April 22, 1-3:30 p.m.

BTE1128 New American Embroidery Tour, April 22, 10-11 a.m.

BTE1115 “Personal and Community Growth Through Engagement” April 29, 1–3 p.m., HC110. Students participating in OLLI’s Senior Leaders Greenville and Dynamic Aging programs have developed an initiative to make it easy for you to find the right match for meaningfully engagement in the community.  Learn about the benefits of being engaged and hear from several OLLI peers about their volunteer experiences.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

The next meeting of the Travel SIG is TONIGHT, Fri., April 15 at 4:30 pm at the clubhouse at Ravines of Camellia, 101 High Hat Circle (just off Duncan Chapel Road about a mile from the Herring Center).  We’ll discuss the date for the next meeting, whether we would like a guest speaker for travel ideas and methods for communicating questions and advice among members between meetings.

 

OLLI and several community partners present “The Age of Love,” a documentary offering a funny and poignant look at the adventures of 30 Rochester, NY seniors who sign up for a first-of its-kind speed dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds.  Tuesday, May 3, at the Younts Center at Furman.  Doors open at 3 p.m.; screening begins at 3:30. The filmmaker and Dr. Michelle Horhota will lead a discussion following the screening, and the event concludes with a wine and cheese reception.  (Follow the signs to Timmons Arena.) This event is FREE, but pre-registration is required hereFor more information about the film, visit the website.

 

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! April 19, Beth Padgett, Executive Director of Compass Carolina and former editor for The Greenville News will be speaking on Almost 100 Years in Serving the Underserved in our Community (NFL Players and Their Families Are Not the Only Ones Having Issues Domestically).

 

Fill your plate and enjoy Breakfast with OLLI in the faculty dining room inside the Furman Dining Hall on Thursday, April 28, 8-10 a.m. Just $5 with your OLLI nametag or Paladin Pass; choices include made to order omelets, fruit, breads, eggs, bacon and more!  Thank you to Linda and Tom Nowlin for hosting.

 

What happens when 7 people who belong to a writer’s group discover shocking secrets about each other? Will they ever get past the dreaded writer’s block that keeps them from putting their stories on paper?  Will any of them ever be published?  From the uptight professor trying to get tenure, to the dizzy blonde who hears voices in her head, to the pencil chewing romantic, they all have their problems.  Add a dash of music, and you’ve got Writers Bloc, an original musical presented by OLLI’s latest SIG group: OLLI Onstage. Come join us fun on April 30 at 8 p.m. or May 1 at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the OLLI Office, $6 in advance / $8 at the door!  Note: Writer’s Bloc contains adult material.  Not suitable for children.

 

Get your electronic devices working better!  The Computer Technology Committee will offer a Computer/ Tablet/Phone Help Desk for members Tues., April 19, 1-4 p.m., HC104 – First come, first served. Due to limited time, issues requiring lengthy attention will be directed for professional service.  Contact John Bissell with any questions; no appointment necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

A special congratulations to Gordon Dohm, Brenda Hill, Midge Jones and Ali Van Den Broek who all had photos selected for the juried show at Anderson Arts Center.  The show runs April 15 – May 27.

 

Be sure to stop by the Herring Center and check out the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room, HC110.  Questions regarding availability can be answered in the OLLI office.

 

Exclusively for OLLI @ Furman members: Road Scholar Multi Sport Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Bicycling and Hiking in Maine’s Acadia National Park.  Enjoy an outdoor adventure and experience seaside cliffs, ocean air and breathtaking views atop the highest peak along the Atlantic Coast, Sun., Sept. 11 through Fri., Sept. 16, 2016.  Trip Rates*: $925 double occupancy, $1225 single occupancy.  To register, call Road Scholar at (800)322-5315 and reference Program #2198, “Multi Sport Adventure: Acadia National Park.” Pick up a brochure in the office or contact Heidi Wright for more information.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

The Furman Theatre presents Arcadia by Tom Stoppard April 13-16 and 21-23 at 8 p.m. and April 17 and 24 at 3 p.m.  Tickets for OLLI members are $10.  Call 294-2125.

 

The Furman Symphony Orchestra and the Furman Singers and Chorales will present their Spring Oratorio Concert with a program featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor on Friday April 15 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

The Fountain Inn Chorale presents “Creation in Spring” at the Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $12-$14. For more information click here.

 

The Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble presents their spring concert “All that Jazz” on April 17, 2 p.m. at the Greenville County Museum of Art. Visit the website or call 864-238-4639 for more information.

 

Native Plant Sale!  Saturday April 16 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. the SC Native Plant Society’s spring native plant sale will feature over 150 types of native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, ferns and grasses. The sale will be held at Conestee Park, 840 Mauldin Road in Greenville, next to the baseball stadium.

 

The Greenville Chorale presents their spring concert, A Great Sacred Song Fest Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Greenville AND Sunday, April 24, 3 p.m. at Taylors First Baptist Church.

Discounted tickets available in OLLI Office ($30 ticket for $24).

April 8, 2016

Special Olympics is coming to Furman! On April 20 (rain date April 27) Furman will be hosting Special Olympics. Our parking lot will be full of buses, volunteers and spectators. Please be on the lookout for classroom updates or changes next week.

 

Help us appreciate our student workers!  This week we celebrate Sam Kolls and Laken Weaver – our two fantastic student workers.  Please thank them for all they do for us in the OLLI program.  Also, former student worker and daughter of Susan Rae, Kelly Rae, has been awarded the distinguished honor of being selected as a Fulbright Scholar.  She will be teaching in Taiwan next year!  If you would like to drop her a note, please leave it in the office.  We’ll make sure she gets it!

 

Attention all coffee, hot chocolate and tea consumers!  Please be reminded to handle your beverages with care (cups with lids are preferred).  Should there be a spill, please report it to the office so that we can treat it immediately to avoid permanent stains.  Also, food or beverages are not permitted in the Computer Lab.  In addition, the teaching stations are to have no food or beverage on them.  Please put your coffee or drink of choice on the table nearby.  Thank you for your assistance in helping us care for our beautiful building!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAH842 Healthy Authentic Chinese Cooking will not meet on Monday, April 11.  There will be a make-up class on Monday, May 16.

RPH938 Intro to Islam will not meet Wednesday, April 13.  Class members are encouraged to attend the special lecture, Islam: A Religion of Peace? Islam: A Religion of Peace? on Thurs., April 14 (details below.)

 

There is room for YOU in the Early Learning and School Success bonus event scheduled for Fri., April 15, at 10:30 a.m. Don’t miss this chance to prepare for this summer’s Straight Talk SC lecture series, which will examine the topic of Education.  Topics covering issues such as high school graduation rates, the US prison population, how stress affects the young brain, and many more.  Stop by OLLI Office to sign up today!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

OLLI and the Atlantic Institute present Islam: A Religion of Peace?, a lecture given by Mustafa Akyol, on Thursday, April 14, 12:30 p.m. at the Younts Center.  Mr. Aykol, a Turkish journalist, has spoken across the US and around the world.  Free and open to the public.

 

What happens when 7 people who belong to a writer’s group discover shocking secrets about each other? Will they ever get past the dreaded writer’s block that keeps them from putting their stories on paper?  Will any of them ever be published?  From the uptight professor trying to get tenure, to the dizzy blonde who hears voices in her head, to the pencil chewing romantic, they all have their problems.  Add a dash of music, and you’ve got Writers Bloc, an original musical presented by OLLI’s latest SIG group: OLLI Onstage. Come join us fun on April 30 at 8 p.m. or May 1 at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the OLLI Office, $6 in advance / $8 at the door!  Note: Writer’s Bloc contains adult material.  Not suitable for children.

 

Exclusively for OLLI @ Furman members: Road Scholar Multi Sport Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Bicycling and Hiking in Maine’s Acadia National Park.  Enjoy an outdoor adventure and experience seaside cliffs, ocean air and breathtaking views atop the highest peak along the Atlantic Coast, Sun., Sept. 11 through Fri., Sept. 16, 2016.  Trip Rates*: $925 double occupancy, $1225 single occupancy.  To register, call Road Scholar at (800)322-5315 and reference Program #2198, “Multi Sport Adventure: Acadia National Park.” Pick up a brochure in the office or contact Heidi Wright for more information.

 

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! April 12, Bob Hughes, president of the Hughes Development Corporation will speak on “Greenville, The Original Collaborative Economy”.

 

The Classic Car Special Interest Group (SIG) offers classic car enthusiasts of OLLI a way to share information, resources and enjoyment of Classic Automobiles. If interested, please attend an organizational meeting Tuesday, April 12, 3:15 p.m. in HC111 so we can incorporate your ideas and get this SIG kicked off.

 

Get your electronic devices working better!  The Computer Technology Committee will offer a Computer/ Tablet/Phone Help Desk for members Tues., April 19, 1-4 p.m., HC104 – First come, first served. Due to limited time, issues requiring lengthy attention will be directed for professional service.  Contact John Bissell with any questions, no appointment necessary.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

On Tuesday April 12, Furman presents Furman Engaged. University students will showcase their research, present summer internships, display their artwork and perform their music. This is an all-day, campus-wide event. For more information and for a complete schedule of events click here.

 

The Tocqueville Program at Furman University presents Clifford Orwin for Abraham’s Confrontation with God (Genesis 17-19), Wednesday, April 13 at 5 p.m. in the Watkins Room, Trone Student Center.

 

The Furman Theatre presents Arcadia by Tom Stoppard April 13-16 and 21-23 at 8 p.m. and April 17 and 24 at 3 p.m.  Tickets for OLLI members are $10.  Call 294-2125.

 

The Furman Symphony Orchestra and the Furman Singers and Chorales will present their Spring Oratorio Concert with a program featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor on Friday April 15 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.

 

Do you enjoy watching courtroom drama?  Furman will host the Bell Tower Championship Mock Trial Tournament April 15-17 in downtown Greenville and on the Furman campus.  The tournament needs practicing and retired attorneys and judges to evaluate the trials, and volunteers to serve as courtroom monitors.  Trials will be held in downtown Greenville courthouses.  Email Paige Blankenship to volunteer.

 

The Furman University Athletic Department seeks volunteers to assist with the upcoming Southern Conference Baseball Tournament, held at Fluor Field May 24-29.  Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks during the tournament weekend as well as work with the committee as they seek to make Greenville a permanent home for the tournament.   Please contact Alex Loeb (294-3267) if you can help!

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

The Greenville Jewish Federation presents Triumph of the Soul: Two Stories of Holocaust Survival.  A public screening of “The Children of Chabannes,” will be held on Mon., April 11 at 7 pm, at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School.  On Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at Younts Conference Center there will be a joint talk and Q & A with Norbert and Gerda Bikales.  Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at Dorman High School Fine Arts Center, joint talk and Q & A with Norbert and Gerda Bikales. Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal School, Hartness Performing Arts Center, talk and book signing with Gerda Bikales, featuring her personal memoir: “Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, a Holocaust Childhood”. Free!

 

The Carolina Bronze Hand-bell Ensemble presents their spring concert “All that Jazz” on April 10, 3 p.m.—First United Methodist Church, April 12, 6:30 p.m.—Brookdale Southpointe Drive, and April 17, 2 p.m.—Greenville County Museum of Art. Visit the website or call 864-238-4639 for more information.

 

The Fountain Inn Chorale presents “Creation in Spring” at the Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $12-$14. For more information click here.

 

Native Plant Sale! On Saturday April 16 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. the SC Native Plant Society’s spring native plant sale will feature over 150 types of native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, ferns and grasses. The sale will be held at Conestee Park, 840 Mauldin Road in Greenville, next to the baseball stadium.

 

The Greenville Chorale presents their spring concert, A Great Sacred Song Fest on Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Greenville AND Sunday, April 24, 3 p.m. at Taylors First Baptist Church.

Discounted tickets available in OLLI Office ($30 ticket for $24).

April 1 2016

OLLI NOTES              April 1, 2016

 

Term fees are refundable through the end of the second week of classes (except for cooking classes). After the end of the second week (TODAY, Friday, April 1), no refunds will be given. An administrative charge of $10 applies to any course cancellations. There is no fee if you drop a class and add a different one.

 

Your opinion matters!  An informal committee of OLLI members is examining ways to facilitate meaningful engagement of senior adults as volunteers with local nonprofits, commissions, etc. This has the potential to improve our own quality of life and that of our community. Please help by completing a brief survey.

ARE YOU ENJOYING A FULFILLING VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE where the organization needs more volunteers? The same group of OLLI members would like to know. Please contact Tom Nowlin (912-660-1797) to share about the need and how more OLLI members could participate.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PHO1635 19th Century French Photographers will not meet Monday, April 4.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events. Stop by the OLLI Office to sign up.

Early Learning and School Success, 10:30 a.m., April 15. This will help prepare you for this summer’s Straight Talk SC lecture series, which will examine the topic of Education.

SEW Eurodrive Tour, 10 a.m., April 8.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Exclusively for OLLI@Furman members: Road Scholar Multi Sport Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Bicycling and Hiking in Maine’s Acadia National Park.  Enjoy an outdoor adventure and experience seaside cliffs, ocean air and breathtaking views atop the highest peak along the Atlantic Coast, Sun., Sept. 11 through Fri., Sept. 16, 2016.  Trip Rates*: $925 double occupancy, $1225 single occupancy.  To register, call Road Scholar at (800)322-5315 and reference Program #2198, “Multi Sport Adventure: Acadia National Park.” Pick up a brochure in the office or contact Heidi Wright for more information.

 

Join the OLLI Path Mappers for an organizational meeting Mon., April 4, 9:30 a.m., HC103.  Help plan, measure and map walking paths that begin and end at the Herring Center.  Contact Patty Roy.

 

At 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! April 5, J Mark Ferris, CEO/ President, Greenville Area Development Corporation will speak on “Is Greenville Growing Too Fast?”.

 

Prepare for Furman Theatre’s production of Arcadia By Tom Stoppard by attending a pre-show lecture on Thursday, April 7, 12 :30 in HC113, given by Dr. Kristin Stultz Pressley, a Furman alum and theatre historian.

 

The Classic Car Special Interest Group (SIG) offers classic car enthusiasts of OLLI a way to share information, resources and enjoyment of Classic Automobiles. If interested, please attend an organizational meeting Tuesday, April 12, 3:15 p.m. in HC111 so we can incorporate your ideas and get this SIG kicked off.

 

OLLI and the Atlantic Institute Present Islam: A Religion of Peace?, a lecture given by Mustafa Akyol, on Thursday, April 14, 12:30 p.m. at the Younts Center.  Mr. Aykol, a Turkish journalist, has spoken across the US and around the world.  He will examine questions such as: Was Islam ever a religion of peace?  If so, how has it come to the form(s) it takes today?  How can a reform be brought about to return to its peaceful beginnings?  Free and open to the public.

 

What happens when 7 people who belong to a writer’s group discover shocking secrets about each other? Will they ever get past the dreaded writer’s block that keeps them from putting their stories on paper?  Will any of them ever be published?  From the uptight professor trying to get tenure, to the dizzy blonde who hears voices in her head, to the pencil chewing romantic, they all have their problems.  Add a dash of music, and you’ve got Writers Bloc, an original musical presented by OLLI’s latest SIG group: OLLI Onstage. Come join us fun and theater on April 30 at 7 p.m. and May 1 at 3 p.m. Ticket information coming soon!  Note: Writer’s Bloc contains adult material.  Not suitable for children.

OLLI Artists, Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Pen & Ink, of any level are invited to drop in to the Open Studio SIG, Fridays, 1–4 p.m., HC005.   Bring your supplies, join in a great exchange of ideas and techniques! Don’t forget anything needed to clean up after.  Contact Chris Lane at 467-9144 or Susan Savage with questions.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

On Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. the Paladin Club will host the Furman Spring Athletics Festival in front of the Pearce Horton Football Complex. Come enjoy a day of fun, food, and Furman Athletics! There is no cost to attend, but register in advance to receive a free gift from the Paladin Club. Check out the schedule here!
OLLI’s own Jack Hansen will discuss the importance of preparing for living into the personal and relational dimensions of retirement at the University’s High Noon Lecture Series this week.  The lecture, “Retirement: More than Money, Much More” will begin at noon on Wednesday, April 6 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman and is open to the public.  View the Spring High Noon schedule here.

 

On Friday April 8, Asheville Jungian Analyst Anita Chapman discusses “The Symbolism of Water: A Jungian Perspective.” This will be held in the Bryan Garden Room, Daniel Chapel at 7 P.M.

 

On Tuesday April 12, Furman presents Furman Engaged. University students will showcase their research, present summer internships, display their artwork and perform their music. This is an all-day, campus-wide event. Come out and see what Furman students are doing with their opportunities and education! For more information and for a complete schedule of events click here.

 

The Tocqueville Program at Furman University presents Clifford Orwin for Abraham’s Confrontation with God (Genesis 17-19). Wednesday, April 13 at 5 p.m. in the Watkins Room, Trone Student Center.

 

The Furman Theatre presents Arcadia by Tom Stoppard April 13-16 and 21-23 at 8 p.m. and April 17 and 24 at 3 p.m.  Tickets for OLLI members are $10.  Call 294-2125.

 

A Peace and Conflict Resolution Seminar will be held at the Younts Center, Furman University, Wed., April 13, 9-5, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Greenville as part of its Centennial year celebration.  Panel members representing the five major religions include Furman professor Dr. Sam Britt (Buddhism), Rabbi Marc Wilson (Judaism), Akif Aydin (Islam), Dr. Vinod Deshmukh (Hinduism) and Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore (Christian).  Registration is $25 and includes lunch.  For more information and to register, click here.

 

Do you enjoy watching courtroom drama?  Furman will host the Bell Tower Championship Mock Trial Tournament April 15-17 in downtown Greenville and on the Furman campus.  The tournament needs practicing and retired attorneys and judges to evaluate the trials, and volunteers to serve as courtroom monitors.  Trials will be held in downtown Greenville courthouses.  Email Paige Blankenship to volunteer.

 

The Furman University Athletic Department seeks volunteers to assist with the upcoming Southern Conference Baseball Tournament, held at Fluor Field May 24-29.  Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks during the tournament weekend as well as work with the committee as they seek to make Greenville a permanent home for the tournament.   Please contact Alex Loeb (294-3267) if you can help!

 

Ever wondered what philosophy and food have in common? Find out at the first Philosophy of Food Extravaganza. Taste what happens when Furman students, the University Chef, and a Philosopher all come together for a semester. Come for dinner, wine, questions, answers, cooking and fun! Tuesday, April 19 from 6-8 P.M at Greenbrier Farms. $25 per person. For more information and to register, click here.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

A tour of Historic Christ Church and its churchyard will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The tour is free and open to the public. Contact Emily Davis for more information.

 

The Fountain Inn Chorale presents “Creation in Spring” at the Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn on April 16 at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $12-$14. For more information click here.

March 24, 2016

The OLLI Office will be closed March 25 in observance of Good Friday.

We will be OPEN and holding classes on Monday, March 28.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we cancelled most classes today while Furman hosted the funeral for Officer Allen Jacobs.  We spoke with some of the officers this morning, and they were very grateful.

 

Term fees are refundable through the end of the second week of classes (except for cooking classes). After the end of the second week (end of day Friday, April 1), no refunds will be given. An administrative charge of $10 will apply to any course cancellations. There is no fee if you drop a class and add a different one.

 

An informal committee of OLLI members is examining ways to facilitate meaningful engagement of OLLI members as volunteers with local organizations, commissions, causes, etc. Such engagement has the potential to improve both our own quality of life and that of our community. Please help by completing a brief survey online. To complete the survey, click here.

 

ARE YOU ENJOYING A FULFILLING VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE where the organization needs more volunteers? The same group of OLLI members would like to know. Please contact Tom Nowlin (912-660-1797) to share about the need and how more OLLI members could participate.

 

Have you met Sal? You might have noticed a new face around the Herring Center recently that is helping keep things clean and tidy around the Herring Center.  While Sheila is out, Sal has jumped in with great enthusiasm and we are certainly happy to have him here.  Please help us thank Sal for smiling while keeping up with nearly 2000 OLLI members!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

SNM1078 Extraterrestrial Life in Science and Fiction will not meet on Monday, March 28.

HIS662 The Vikings will meet in HC111 on Friday, April 1.

LAN735 Destinos: An Intro to Spanish first class will be on Tuesday, April 5.

 

The Rogue Readers Book Club will meet Thursday, March 31 at 12:30 p.m., HC111.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

At Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community will present a variety of interesting topics.  Free and open to the public, 12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m., HC110.  Bring your lunch and enjoy! March 29 – From the Major Leagues to Furman presented by Mike Buddie, Furman Athletics Director.

 

What happens when seven people who belong to a writer’s group discover shocking secrets about each other? Will they ever get past the dreaded writer’s block that keeps them from putting their stories on paper?  Will any of them ever be published?  From the uptight professor trying to get tenure, to the dizzy blonde who hears voices in her head, to the pencil chewing romantic, they all have their problems.  Add a dash of music, and you’ve got Writers Bloc, an original musical to be presented this spring semester by OLLI’s latest SIG group: OLLI Onstage. Come join us for a night or afternoon of fun and theater on April 30 at 7 p.m. and May 1 at 3 p.m. Information about tickets will be coming soon!  Warning:  Writer’s Bloc contains adult material.  Not suitable for children

 

OLLI Artists, Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Pen & Ink, of any level are invited to drop in to the Open Studio SIG, Fridays, 1–4 p.m., HC005.   Bring your supplies, join in a great exchange of ideas and techniques! Don’t forget anything needed to clean up after.  Contact Chris Lane at 467-9144 or Susan Savage with questions.

 

Anyone who does any kind of hand work (knitting, crochet, etc.) is invited to join the Swamp Rabbit Knitters, 10 a.m. – 12 noon on Wednesday mornings in front of the fireplace.  Questions? Contact Gail Kirby.

 

Êtes-vous Francophone ?  Vous êtes invité à un SIG où on parlera français.  On peut pratiquer la belle langue, discuter les livres français, et faire la connaissance d’autres qui parle français.  Le SIG aura lieu, mercredi, salle HC105 de 12:20 à 13:30h. 

 

Going to Yellowstone soon?  You won’t want to miss 1871 photographs of Yellowstone taken by William Henry Jackson which are now on display at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY. The exhibit, curated by OLLI member and instructor and Clemson Bioengineering Research Associate Professor Dr. Matt Hermes, brings together 57 “Albertype” prints, a newly-found collection of images believed lost in an 1875 fire at the New York studio of Edward Bierstadt. Yellowstone trekkers should not miss a stop at the five great museums at the Buffalo Bill in Cody. For more information contact Matt Hermes.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

Come support the Furman Paladin’s Men’s Tennis team Friday, March 25 at 3pm as they take on the Citadel and the Furman Baseball Team at 4pm as they take on the Samford Bulldogs. On Saturday March 26, the Furman Men’s Tennis Team will be face UCF at 1pm. Come support the Furman Paladins!

 

Brown University biology professor and PBS “NewsHour” advisor Kenneth R. Miller will deliver the Charles H. Townes Lecture on Faith and Reason Tues., March 29 at 7 p.m. in Younts Conference Center. A reception and book signing will follow his presentation.  Free.  For more info click here.

 

Furman political science professor Dr. Danielle Vinson, will look at the effects of some of the most memorable campaign mishaps at the University’s High Noon Lecture Series Wed., March 30 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. The lecture, “Oops! How to Undo a Campaign in 30 Seconds or Less” will begin at noon and is open to the public.  View the Spring schedule here.

 

The Tocqueville Program at Furman University is presenting Mark Lilla and The Return to Political Theology. This event will be held Wednesday, March 30 at 5pm in the Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Past Portents presents “Stories in Prose and Poetry” on Wednesday, March 30 at 4 p.m. in the James B. Duke Library. Join in on the fun with University professors, as they will be holding a reading and book signing on their recent published works.

 

On Friday April 8, 2016, Asheville Jungian Analyst Anita Chapman discusses “The Symbolism of Water: A Jungian Perspective.” This will be held in the Bryan Garden Room, Daniel Chapel at 7 P.M.

 

A Peace and Conflict Resolution Seminar will be held at the Younts Center, Furman University, on Wednesday, April 13 from 9-5.  It is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Greenville as part of its Centennial year celebration. Panel members representing the five major religions will include Furman professor Dr. Sam Britt (Buddhism), Rabbi Marc Wilson (Judaism), Akif Aydin (Islam), Dr. Vinod Deshmukh (Hinduism) and Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore (Christian).  Registration is $25 and includes lunch.  For more information and to register, click here.

 

Furman will host the Bell Tower Championship Mock Trial Tournament April 15-17 in downtown Greenville and on the Furman campus.  The tournament needs practicing and retired attorneys and judges to evaluate the trials.  If you or someone you know is interested, register here. If you want to speak to someone about registration or have questions, call tournament coordinator, Lisa Gyauch, at (864) 294-2479.

 

What do philosophy and food have in common? Make your reservation for the Philosophy of Food Extravaganza where you will taste what happens when students, the University Chef, and a philosopher all come together for a semester. Tuesday, April 19, 6 p.m., Greenbrier Farms

 

The Furman University Athletic Department is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming Southern Conference Baseball Tournament which will be held at Fluor Field on May 24-29.  Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks during the tournament weekend as well as work with the committee as they seek to make Greenville a permanent home for the tournament.   Please contact Alex Loeb (294-3267) if you can help!

 

March 18. 2016

The OLLI Office will be closed March 25 in observance of Good Friday.

We will be OPEN and holding classes on Monday, March 28.

 

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and temperatures are rising, which can only mean one thing: Welcome back to OLLI’s Spring Term! Classes begin next week (except Friday classes), so consult your brochure to figure out exactly when and where your class meets. As always, call the OLLI office at 294-2998 if you have questions. New members may pick up nametags and parking passes when you come for your first class.

 

Are you interested in serving as a leader of OLLI?  Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member?  As required by OLLI’s Bylaws, Margaret Clark, VP of Membership/ President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Jim Smeaton, Christine Robb, Sandy Roback and Rich Pouliot.  The Nominating Committee requests suggestions from the membership for four openings on the 2016-17 Council. You can submit your suggestions through an online survey. For those that prefer them, paper copies of the form are available in the OLLI office. We invite you to speak with any of the Nominating Committee members as well. The deadline is March 21.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

RPF960 How We Got Our Bible will now meet in HC105.

HFE526 The Roots of Wellness will now meet in HC004.

PHO1621 Photo Editing Beyond Lightroom will now meet in HC102

RPH938 Intro to Islam will now meet in HC111.

HFE590 Still Tired of Those Aches and Pains? will now meet in HC105.

 

PAH842 Healthy Chinese Cooking first class will be Monday, March 29.

LAN735 Destinos: An Intro to Spanish first class will be on Tuesday, April 5.

 

Space is available in the following classes: Jewish Ethics, Social Media: Connecting with Family, Perspectives in Psychology, Knit Wits Basics, and several more. Sign up in the OLLI Office.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

At Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community will present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! March 22 – Can we Change the Future of Diabetes? presented by Tom Brobson, National Director, Research Investment Opportunities.

 

An informal committee of OLLI members is examining ways to facilitate meaningful engagement of OLLI members as volunteers with local organizations, commissions, causes, etc. Such engagement has the potential to improve both our own quality of life and that of our community. Please help by completing a brief survey online. To complete the survey, click here.

 

Ever wanted to learn just a little about the Quad-copter Drone craze?  Come to our introductory session at 3:15 p.m., Thurs., March 24, HC105. We will train volunteers to help us man a “Quad-copter Experience” venue at the iMagine Upstate Tech Festival on Saturday, April 2, on Main Street in Greenville. We need a lot of volunteers.  Questions? Call Bob/Fay Choban(864) 834-2038, or Reid Becker(954) 646-9730.

 

OLLI@Furman Spring Photography Showcase – Call for Photos! We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The fourth exhibition will go up in April.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate send your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. There is no theme and very few restrictions.  Submissions are due today, March 18. Only one submission per artist please.  A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.

 

Anyone who does any kind of hand work (knitting, crochet, etc.) is invited to join the Swamp Rabbit Knitters, 10 a.m. – 12 noon on Wednesday mornings in front of the fireplace. Questions? Contact Gail Kirby.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

You are invited to attend the 2016 Tindall Lecture “How Does the Civil War Still Have a Hold on Our Historical Memory?” with Dr. David Blight, Yale University Historian, Tues., March 22, 5-6:15 p.m. in Younts Conference Center.   Free!

 

Don’t miss the Tonda Ningyo Joruri Puppet Theater on Tues., March 22 at 7 p.m. at Daniel Recital Hall. Three banraku plays will be performed using half-life-sized puppets manipulated by a puppet master and assistants in full view of the audience. Admission is Free!

 

Furman sociology professor Dr. Joseph J. Merry, will examine the relationship between the education system and broader inequalities in society at the University’s High Noon Lecture Series Wed., March 23 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. The lecture, “Schools and Inequality, Revisited” will begin at noon and is open to the public. To view the Spring schedule click here.

 

Brown University biology professor and PBS “NewsHour” advisor Kenneth R. Miller will deliver the Charles H. Townes Lecture on Faith and Reason Tues., March 29 at 7 p.m. in Younts Conference Center. A reception and book signing will follow his presentation. Free. For more info click here.

 

The Tocqueville Program at Furman University is presenting Mark Lilla and The Return to Political Theology. This event will be held Wednesday, March 30 at 5pm in the Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Past Portents presents “Stories in Prose and Poetry” on Wednesday, March 30 at 4 p.m. in the James B. Duke Library. Join in on the fun with University professors, as they will be holding a reading and book signing on their recent published works.

 

Furman University will host the Bell Tower Championship Mock Trial Tournament April 15-17 in downtown Greenville and on the Furman campus.  The tournament is in need of practicing and retired attorneys and judges to evaluate the trials.  If you or someone you may be interested, please register here. If you would rather speak to someone about registration or have questions, please call the tournament coordinator, Lisa Gyauch, at (864) 294-2479.

 

The Furman University Athletic Department is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming Southern Conference Baseball Tournament which will be held at Fluor Field on May 24-29. Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks during the tournament weekend as well as work with the committee as they seek to make Greenville a permanent home for the tournament.   Please contact Alex Loeb (294-3267) if you can help!

 

Invite your grandchildren, neighbors’ kids, and the other young learners in your life to attend Furman’s Scopes summer camp! Rising 1st-8th graders will spend time on campus under the supervision of certified teachers and energetic instructors in music, art, computer programming, sports and games. Scopes campers explore nature, picnic by the lake, and enjoy the PAC pool each afternoon. For information or to register online click here. Questions? 864-294-2390.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

They’re Creepy & They’re Kooky! Centre Stage presents The Addams Family on March 17 – April 10. Show times are Thurs. – Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 3 p.m. Order tickets at 233-6733 or on the website.

 

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm to discuss the adventures of Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens with Chautauqua Artist Director, George Frein. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visitgreenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

The Greater Greenville Senior Sports Classic will be held from April 14-22. Events include Pickleball, Disc Golf, Badminton, Mini Golf and MORE! This is FUN FITNESS for Ages 50+. Registration is $12 and Greenville County Residency is NOT required. You can pick up a registration form in the OLLI office. For more information click here.

March 11, 2016

Kick off the Spring Term at OLLI by attending the Back to OLLI event on Thursday, March 17, 3-4:30 in the Manly Lobby (Herring Center). Come enjoy a sweet treat and cool drink and visit with OLLI friends old and new. The New Member Orientation is the same day at 2:30 p.m. in HC110. Come get the answers to all of your OLLI questions, and then stay for the Back to OLLI reception immediately following.

 

Course evaluation time is here! You have the opportunity through Sunday, March 13 to provide us with feedback on each of your course experiences. This online evaluation will take 5 minutes and provide great input to your instructors.   (Paper copies are available in the OLLI Office.) Following are the links to complete your evaluations online:

To complete the general course evaluation, click here.

For the exercise and fitness course evaluation, click here.

For the hobbies, art and music course evaluation, click here.

 

Are you interested in serving as a leader of OLLI?  Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member?  As required by OLLI’s Bylaws, Margaret Clark, VP of Membership/ President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Jim Smeaton, Christine Robb, Sandy Roback and Rich Pouliot.  The Nominating Committee requests suggestions from the membership for four openings on the 2016-17 Council. You can submit your suggestions through an online survey. For those that prefer them, paper copies of the form are available in the OLLI office. We invite you to speak with any of the Nominating Committee members as well. The deadline is March 18.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Space is available in the following classes: Jewish Ethics, Social Media: Connecting with Family, Perspectives in Psychology, Beginners Leathercraft, and several more. Sign up in the OLLI Office.

 

The History Curriculum Committee is exploring several topics for development as an OLLI Class. Included are: World War II Generals; Eight Least Known US Presidents; Teddy Roosevelt and His Era; Inventors and Their Inventions; US Gangsters. If you are interested in developing any of the topics into part of an OLLI class, please contact Nancy Gammons at 864-834-1940 or njgammons@charter.net.

 

MAKE-UP CLASSES THIS WEEK

Monday, March 14 Tuesday, March 15
Beginning Watercolor, 9 a.m., – HC005Chess I, 10:45 a.m. – HC113

Chess II, 1:30 p.m. – HC113

Zentangle, 1:30 p.m. – HC004

Stretch and Tone, 3:15 p.m. – HC110

Int. Bridge, 9 a.m. – HC113

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

You asked for it, you got it! Next time you are in the OLLI Parking Lot, take note of the four additional handicapped parking spots!

 

The Aging in Community SIG will meet March 14, 12:15 p.m., HC105 for a “Getting To Know You” lunch and learn session. Fran Scoville will discuss preparing for a move and downsizing tips. Bring lunch and join us!

 

WEARING OF THE GREEN – Welcome Spring at OLLI’s St. Patrick’s Day Lunch on March 17 beginning at 11:30 at the Herring Center. Join your OLLI friends for a traditional corned beef and cabbage lunch. Then hoist a pint of beer while enjoying some Gaelic entertainment followed by an old fashioned sing-along around the piano. The cost is $13 per person. Make your reservation by Monday, March 14 in the office.

 

Ever wanted to learn just a little about the Quad-copter Drone craze?  Come to our introductory session at 3:15 p.m., Thurs., March 24, HC105. We will train volunteers to help us man a “Quad-copter Experience” venue at the iMagine Upstate Tech Festival on Saturday, April 2, on Main Street in Greenville. We need a lot of volunteers.  Questions? Call Bob/Fay Choban(864) 834-2038, or Reid Becker(954) 646-9730.

Anyone who does any kind of hand work (knitting, crochet, etc.) is invited to join the Swamp Rabbit Knitters, 10 a.m. – 12 noon on Wednesday mornings in front of the fireplace. Questions? Contact Gail Kirby.

 

Last day to submit! Thanks to everyone who submitted artwork for the Seasons exhibit in the Baiden Gallery. The next showcase will present 3D works of art or crafts from OLLI students and instructors March 21-May 20. The art committee welcomes pieces from the woodcarving, basketry, knitting, crochet, mosaics, jewelry, art glass, weaving, leathercraft, and quilting classes. All work must be submitted for consideration between Feb 29 and March 11. Submission forms with guidelines are available in the OLLI office. Questions? E-mail sroback0329@yahoo.com.

 

OLLI@Furman Spring Photography Showcase – Call for Photos! We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The fourth exhibition will go up in April.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate send your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. There is no theme and very few restrictions.  Submissions are due March 18. Only one submission per artist please.  A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Don’t miss the Furman Singers and our very own student worker, Laken Weaver, for their home concert on Monday, March 14, 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. A sampling of their recent tour repertoire, the evening offers traditional sacred choral works as well as contemporary music for choir. $10 for seniors. Order tickets at www.furman.edu/musictickets.

 

The spring High Noon lecture series begins Wed., March 16 with a talk by Furman political science professor Liz Smith: “Women and U.S. Politics: Understanding the Political Glass Ceiling.”  The spring series will feature five consecutive talks and conclude on April 13. All lectures are free and begin at noon on Wednesdays at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman, located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area. To view the Spring schedule click here.

 

The Special Collections Department of the Furman Library invites you for an informal viewing of a group of recent acquisitions on March 16 at 3 p.m., Pitts Room on the 2nd floor of James B. Duke Library. It includes a small archive from a British WWII conscientious objector; 3 Anglo-Indian works not represented in any North American libraries; a Chinese missionary photo album from the early 20th century; some examples of contemporary book art; the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible; a set of Dickens’s Mystery of Edwin Drood in original parts; 2 18th-century American almanacs; and the first book of poetry (1880) about the bicycle, among others.

  

Brown University biology professor and PBS “NewsHour” advisor Kenneth R. Miller will deliver the Charles H. Townes Lecture on Faith and Reason Tues., March 29 at 7 p.m. in Younts Conference Center. A reception and book signing will follow his presentation. For more info click here.

 

Invite your grandchildren, neighbors’ kids, and the other young learners in your life to attend Furman’s Scopes summer camp! Rising 1st-8th graders will spend time on campus under the supervision of certified teachers and energetic instructors in music, art, computer programming, sports and games. Scopes campers explore nature, picnic by the lake, and enjoy the PAC pool each afternoon. For information or to register online click here. Questions? 864-294-2390.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Rep. Rita Allison on education funding in South Carolina is speaking at the Beyond Ballots event in Easley on March 13 at 2 p.m. For more information about this event and to register, click here.

 

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm to discuss the adventures of Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens with Chautauqua Artist Director, George Frein. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visitgreenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

Closing March 16! Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways Americans lived with the daily fear of atomic war, and how the government responded to the growth of atomic powers and the onset of the Cold War. Visit the website for more information.

March 4, 2016

Winter Term 2016 is coming to an end. Thank you to our instructors for another great round of classes! Remember that Spring 2016 Registration continues. Please pick up copies of the Spring Brochure to share with friends, neighbors and places you frequent around town. YOU are our best marketing tool!

The OLLI Office is open regular hours the next two weeks, but Furman students are on spring break through March 13. Therefore, the Dining Hall and the restaurants in the student center will be closed next week.

Course evaluation time is here! You have the opportunity to provide us with feedback on each of your course experiences. This online evaluation will take 5 minutes and provide great input to your instructors. (Paper copies are available in the OLLI Office.) Following are the links to complete your evaluations online:
To complete the general course evaluation, click here.
For the exercise and fitness course evaluation, click here.
For the hobbies, art and music course evaluation, click here.

Are you interested in serving as a leader of OLLI? Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member? As required by OLLI’s Bylaws, Margaret Clark, VP of Membership/President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Jim Smeaton, Christine Robb, Sandy Roback and Rich Pouliot. The Nominating Committee requests suggestions from you for four openings on the 2016-17 Council. Submit your suggestions through this online survey. Paper copies of the form are available in the office. We invite you to speak with any of the Committee members as well. Deadline March 18.

The History Committee is exploring topics for development as an OLLI Class, including WWII Generals; Teddy Roosevelt and His Era; 8 Least Known US Presidents; Inventors and their Inventions; US Gangsters. If you are interested in developing any of these as part of an OLLI class, please email Nancy Gammons or call 834-1940.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mon., March 7 Tuesday, March 8 Wed., March 9 Friday, March 11
All Monday Classes will meet unless otherwise noted by instructor. Your Brain … Movies, 9 a.m. – HC111
Aquacize, 9 a.m. – PAC Pool
Int. Digital Photo, 9 a.m. – HC104
eGenealogy, 10:45 a.m. – HC104
Visual Language & Comp, 10:45 a.m. – HC113
History of Rock & Roll, 3:15 p.m. – HC104
Classy Breads, 10:45 a.m. – HC105/106
The Knitting Hour, 1:30 p.m. – HC113
Taiji, 10:45 a.m., PAC Dance
eGenealogy, 10:45 a.m., HC104
More Soup, 10:45 a.m. – HC105/106
Conversational Spanish, 10:45 a.m. – HC111

Monday, March 14 Tuesday, March 15
Beginning Watercolor, 9 a.m., – HC005
Chess I, 10:45 a.m. – HC113
Chess II, 1:30 p.m. – HC113
Zentangle, 1:30 p.m. – HC004
Stretch and Tone, 3:15 p.m. – HC110 Int. Bridge, 9 a.m. – HC113

COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Long Range Planning Committee, Mon., March 7, 1 p.m., HC103
OLLI Council Fri., March 11, 10 a.m., HC102

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Last Chance to Sign Up! We are taking a Field Trip to Discovery Place Charlotte and the BodyWorlds Exhibit on Tue., March 8. Call the OLLI Office today to sign up.

Have old papers or documents that need shredding? As part of National Consumer Protection Week the SC Dept. of Consumer Affairs will host a Shred Day right here at OLLI (in the parking lot adjacent to Timmons Arena) on Tuesday, March 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Limit 5 file boxes.

Out and About Singles SIG will go to lunch on Friday, March 11 at Noon at the Elegant Gourmet Cafe in Simpsonville. For further info and to reserve a space contact Susan at smc66pa12@gmail.com.

WEARING OF THE GREEN – Welcome Spring at OLLI’s St. Patrick’s Day Lunch March 17, 11:30 a.m. at the Herring Center. Join OLLI friends for a traditional corned beef and cabbage lunch. Hoist a pint of beer while enjoying Gaelic entertainment followed by an old fashioned sing-along. The cost is $13 per person. Space is limited; make your reservations in the OLLI office.

How about a Bowling Special Interest Group? This league would meet Mondays, 12:45-3:15 p.m., March 14-May 16. The league is “10 for 10”—bowl 10 weeks for $10 per week and upon completion you receive your own selected T-Zone weight appropriate bowling ball with finger holes drilled for your hand. The league will be unsanctioned (no awards) and handicapped (no matter your average your handicap will make your score competitive), so there are no bad bowlers! Interested? E-mail Michael Halloran.

Anyone who does any kind of handwork (knitting, crochet, etc.) is invited to join the Swamp Rabbit Knitters, 10 a.m. – 12 noon on Wednesday mornings in front of the fireplace. Questions? Contact Gail Kirby.

An informal committee of OLLI members is examining ways to facilitate meaningful engagement of OLLI members as volunteers with local organizations, commissions, causes, etc. Such engagement has the potential to improve our own quality of life and that of our community. Please help by completing a brief survey online. To complete the survey, click here.

Thanks to everyone who submitted artwork for the Seasons exhibit in the Baiden Gallery. The next showcase will present 3D works of art or crafts from OLLI students and instructors March 21-May 20. The art committee welcomes pieces from the woodcarving, basketry, knitting, crochet, mosaics, jewelry, art glass, weaving, leathercraft, and quilting classes. All work must be submitted for consideration by March 11. Submission forms with guidelines are available in the OLLI office. Questions? Email sroback0329@yahoo.com.

OLLI@Furman Spring Photography Showcase – Call for Photos! We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room. The fourth exhibition will go up in April. If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate send your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. There is no theme and very few restrictions. Submissions due March 18. Only one submission per artist please. A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
The Greenville Jewish Federation is proud to present Susan and Lloyd Ecker’s exciting new documentary, “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” at Younts Conference Center, Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door; seating is first-come first-served.

The Furman University Men’s Lacrosse Team invites YOU to their game with Penn State, Tues., March 8 at 12 p.m. in Paladin Stadium. This is a Brown Bag Game Day Lunch, so bring your lunch and enjoy the game with other faculty, students, and coaches or grab lunch at concessions. Furman students are on Spring Break, so the team needs YOU to cheer them on!

The Special Collections Department of the Furman Library invites to you to an informal viewing of a group of recent acquisitions on March 16 at 3 p.m., Pitts Room, James B. Duke Library. The viewing includes a small archive from a British WWII conscientious objector; 3 Anglo-Indian works not represented in any North American libraries; a Chinese missionary photo album from the early 20th century; examples of contemporary book art; the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible; a set of Dickens’s Mystery of Edwin Drood in original parts; 2 18th-century American almanacs; and the first book of poetry (1880) about the bicycle, and more.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?
The Mill Town Players present a comedy to enjoy: The Foreigner, playing at the Historic Pelzer Auditorium, 114 Lebby Street, Pelzer, SC, 29669. The play runs on the weekends, evenings at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m., through March 13. Order tickets online, call 864-947-8000, or buy tickets at the door. $8 Seniors.

Storytelling Night sponsored by the Travelers Rest Historical Society, Thurs., March 10, 7–8 p.m. at the Travelers Rest Sargent Branch Library. Listen and/or share stories from TR and beyond. The theme is Family Stories with bonus genealogy tips and info on collecting stories and researching your family tree. Free!

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm to discuss the adventures of Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens with Chautauqua Artist Director, George Frein. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visitgreenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org Free!

February 26, 2016

Spring 2016 Registration continues. Please pick up copies of the Spring Brochure to share with friends, neighbors and places you frequent around town. YOU are our best marketing tool!

 

OLLI @ Furman is on Facebook! Visit our page and be sure to like it. You can visit the page by clicking here.

 

Course evaluation time is here! You have the opportunity to provide us with feedback on each of your course experiences. This online evaluation will take 5 minutes and provide great input to your instructors.   (Paper copies are available in the OLLI Office.) Following are the links to complete your evaluations online:

 

To complete the general course evaluation, click here.

For the exercise and fitness course evaluation, click here.

For the hobbies, art and music course evaluation, click here.

 

Are you interested in serving as a leader of OLLI?  Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member?  As required by OLLI’s Bylaws, Margaret Clark, VP of Membership/ President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Jim Smeaton, Christine Robb, Sandy Roback and Rich Pouliot.  The Nominating Committee requests suggestions from the membership for four openings on the 2016-17 Council. You can submit your suggestions through an online survey. For those that prefer them, paper copies of the form are available in the OLLI office. We invite you to speak with any of the Nominating Committee members as well. The deadline is March 18.

 

DEADLINE MARCH 1! OLLI Grants: As an OLLI instructor, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your courses even better?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’ve always wanted to pursue but the cost put it out of reach? Let an OLLI Grant help! Members of OLLI for at least six terms may apply for grants for $200-$2,000 to pursue a lifelong learning passion. Within 2 years of receiving their funds, grant recipients will be asked to share what they learn with the OLLI membership in the form of a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars… Applications are available on the OLLI bulletin board. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact Grants Committee chair Judy Lineback.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please be reminded that all Monday classes have an automatic extension to Monday, March 7 due to the Martin Luther King holiday.

 

There is room for you in Remembering to Perform Intended Actions on Friday, March 4 from 1:30 – 3 p.m., HC110.

There is also room for you in Pan American World Airways, March 4, 10 a.m., HC004.  Recently seen on CBS Sunday Morning, well-known author and speaker Becky Sprecher will relive with us the exciting times of Pan American Airlines.   Stop by the OLLI Office or call to sign up!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Last Chance to Sign Up! We are taking a Field Trip to Discovery Place Charlotte and the BodyWorlds Exhibit on Tue., March 8. In BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, the latest exhibition from physician and anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, you’ll see the body throughout the human life cycle and across the arc of aging. More than 100 real human specimens preserved through the remarkable process called Plastination reveal the human body in all its stages, across youth, growth, maturity and advanced age, and in all its conditions, from health to distress to disease. Depart at 8:15 a.m. and return around 4:30 p.m.  $65 includes admission, bus, and lunch.  Sign up in the OLLI office… space is limited.

 

How about a Bowling Special Interest Group? This league would meet Mondays, 12:45-3:15 p.m., March 14-May 16. The league is called “10 for 10”—bowl 10 weeks for $10 per week and upon completion you will receive your own selected T-Zone weight appropriate bowling ball with finger holes drilled for your hand. The league will be unsanctioned (no awards) and handicapped (no matter your average your handicap will make your score competitive), so there are no bad bowlers! Interested? Email Michael Halloran.

 

Join us on Tuesday, March 1 at 12:15pm in the lobby of the Herring Center for a short performance by the “Dance for Everyone” class. Come see what they have been working on in class this term!

 

Have old papers or documents that need shredding? As part of National Consumer Protection Week the SC Dept. of Consumer Affairs will host a Shred Day right here at OLLI (in the parking lot adjacent to Timmons Arena) on Tuesday, March 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Limit 5 file boxes.

 

Out and About Singles SIG will go to lunch on Friday, March 11 at 12 Noon at the Elegant Gourmet Cafe located in Simpsonville. For further info and to reserve a space contact Susan at smc66pa12@gmail.com.

 

WEARING OF THE GREEN – Welcome Spring at OLLI’s St. Patrick’s Day Lunch on March 17 beginning at 11:30 at the Herring Center. Join your OLLI friends for a traditional corned beef and cabbage lunch. Then hoist a pint of beer while enjoying some Gaelic entertainment followed by an old fashioned sing-along around the piano. The cost is $13 per person. Space is limited; make your reservations in the OLLI office.

 

OLLI@Furman Spring Photography Showcase – Call for Photos! We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The fourth exhibition will go up in April.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate send your name, title of your artwork , email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. There is no theme and very few restrictions.  Submissions are due March 18. Only one submission per artist please.  A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.

 

Thanks to everyone who submitted artwork for the Seasons exhibit in the Baiden Gallery. The next showcase will present 3D works of art or crafts from OLLI students and instructors March 21-May 20. The art committee welcomes pieces from the woodcarving, basketry, knitting, crochet, mosaics, jewelry, art glass, weaving, leathercraft, and quilting classes. All work must be submitted for consideration between Feb 29 and March 11. Submission forms with guidelines are available in the OLLI office. Questions? Email sroback0329@yahoo.com.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman University Theatre presents RUMORS by Neil Simon, Feb. 26 & 27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for OLLI members. Call 294.2125.

 

The Greenville Jewish Federation is proud to present Susan and Lloyd Ecker’s exciting new documentary, “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” at Younts Conference Center, Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door; seating is first-come first-served.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

On Saturday March 26, Foothills Philharmonic presents Masterworks III at Greer First Baptist at 7:30pm. Admission is free. For more information, click here.

 

The Mill Town Players present a comedy to enjoy. Come see “The Foreigner,” playing at the Historic Pelzer Auditorium, 114 Lebby Street, Pelzer, SC, 29669. The play runs on the weekends, evenings at 7:00 PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m., Feb.26 – March 13. You may order your tickets on line on the website, or call 864-947-8000 and leave a message, or buy your tickets at the door. $8 Seniors.

 

Why are we still so fascinated with Amelia Earhart? Join Chautauqua Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 pm to discussAmelia Earhart & Women in Aviation with Lara Kaufmann, Greenville Downtown Airport, Public Relations Director and the inspiration behind the Runway Park and Runway Café. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org. Free!

 

The Clemson CVT Leadership program is looking for volunteers to participate in our state-of-the-art, noninvasive ultrasound scan lab. Located at the GHS Patewood campus, they perform a variety of scans on the cardiovascular system. To learn more, contact the lab at cvtleadership@ghs.org or call 864-454-2886.

February 19, 2016

Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE! In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, OLLI classes will be canceled. Call Furman’s weather line at 294-3766 or check local news for updates. We also email the membership and change the message on the office phone (294-2998) in such cases.

 

Spring Registration begins Tuesday, Feb. 23 (8am) for course package holders and Thursday, Feb. 25 (8am) for all others. Make sure you go online this weekend to try out your username and password so that login will be smooth when you are ready to register. Call or come by the office before registration if you need assistance. Registration is in the Computer Lab if you register in person on Tuesday or Thursday, beginning at 8 a.m.   To view the online brochure just click here. Paper copies of the brochure are in the office if you would like to share with a friend. YOU are our best advertising!

 

OLLI @ Furman is on Facebook! Visit our page and be sure to like it. You can visit the page by clicking here.

 

Where do you go when you need information about courses, rooms, fees, directions, dates, brochures, special events, parking, or getting a parking sticker? Of course, you rush to the OLLI office where you can get a warm welcome, a sincere smile, plus the right answers! And who is to be thanked for this? Why, the volunteers, who generously give their time and talents for you. Thank you to each of you. You are appreciated!

 

We hope enjoy the Marvin Book Nook! We think you will agree that it is full of great books for your reading pleasure, and new books arrive every day. There’s no checkout system. Just take a book, enjoy it and bring it back when you are finished if you want. Please keep in mind that we have limited space, so we are not the right place for those old books that you aren’t sure what to do with, but rather seek those books you would pass along to a friend because you enjoyed them so much! Special thanks to Lynne Blitstein and Judy and Norm Brooks for keeping the Marvin Book Nook so well organized!

 

OLLI Grants: As an OLLI instructor, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your courses even better?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’ve always wanted to pursue but the cost put it out of reach? Let an OLLI Grant help! Members of OLLI for at least six terms may apply for grants for $200-$2,000 to pursue a lifelong learning passion. Within 2 years of receiving their funds, grant recipients will be asked to share what they learn with the OLLI membership in the form of a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars… The application deadline is March 1; applications are available on the OLLI bulletin board. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact Grants Committee chair Judy Lineback.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for you in the following Bonus Events. Stop by the OLLI Office or call to sign up!

History through Railroad Songs, Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m., HC004.

Pan American World Airways, March 4, 10 a.m., HC004.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join OLLI for the Swamp Rabbits hockey game TONIGHT (February 19) at 7 p.m. to see the Swamp Rabbits take on the South Carolina Stingrays at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.   Tickets are just $12 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 241-3800.  Thank you to Greg Parker for organizing this event!

 

Join the Classic Cars and More class on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 9-11 a.m., in the parking lot beside Timmons Arena for their Classic Car Cruise In at OLLI.  All OLLI members who have a classic car are encouraged to join in.

 

We are taking a Field Trip to Discovery Place Charlotte and the BodyWorlds Exhibit on Tue., March 8. In BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, the latest exhibition from physician and anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, you’ll see the body throughout the human life cycle and across the arc of aging. More than 100 real human specimens preserved through the remarkable process called Plastination reveal the human body in all its stages, across youth, growth, maturity and advanced age, and in all its conditions, from health to distress to disease. Depart at 8:15 a.m. and return around 4:30 p.m.  $65 includes admission, bus, and lunch.  Sign up in the OLLI office… space is limited.

Aging in Community SIG will meet Thursday, Feb. 25 at 12:15 in Rm 102. We have identified a community near Furman which will be opening a new section for construction soon. Come explore the possibility of making this an intentional community of OLLI members.

 

A special Windows 10 Help Desk will be held Tue., March 1, 12:30-4:45 p.m., HC104. Due to the length of time needed to back up your current configuration and then do the upgrade we will only be able to do a limited number of computers in this session. If you are interested, email john@jmbissell.com to schedule a time slot. You are also welcome to stop by if you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 and have questions or just want to understand the advantages of updating your current Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 computer.

 

Join us on Tuesday, March 1 at 12:15pm in the lobby of the Herring Center for a short performance by the “Dance for Everyone” class. Come see what they have been working on in class this term.

 

WEARING OF THE GREEN – Welcome Spring at OLLI’s St. Patrick’s Day Lunch on March 17 beginning at 11:30 at the Herring Center. Join your OLLI friends for a traditional corned beef and cabbage lunch. Then hoist a pint of beer while enjoying some Gaelic entertainment followed by an old fashioned sing-along around the piano. The cost is $13 per person. Space is limited; make your reservations in the OLLI office.

 

How about a Bowling Special Interest Group? This league would meet Mondays, 12:45-3:15 p.m., March 14-May 16. The league is called “10 for 10”—bowl 10 weeks for $10 and upon completion you will receive your own selected T-Zone weight appropriate bowling ball with finger holes drilled for your hand. The league will be unsanctioned (no awards) and handicapped (no matter your average your handicap will make your score competitive), so there are no bad bowlers! Interested? Email Michael Halloran.

 

OLLI@Furman Spring Photography Showcase – Call for Photos! We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The fourth exhibition will go up in April.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate send your name, title of your artwork , email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. There is no theme and very few restrictions.  Submissions are due March 18. Only one submission per artist please.  A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.

 

Thanks to everyone who submitted artwork for the Seasons exhibit in the Baiden Gallery. The next showcase will present 3D works of art or crafts from OLLI students and instructors March 21-May 20. The art committee welcomes pieces from the woodcarving, basketry, knitting, crochet, mosaics, jewelry, art glass, weaving, leathercraft, and quilting classes. All work must be submitted for consideration between Feb 29 and March 11. Submission forms with guidelines are available in the OLLI office. Questions? Email sroback0329@yahoo.com.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman University Theatre presents RUMORS by Neil Simon, Feb. 17-20 & 25-27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 21 & 28 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for OLLI members. Call 294.2125.

 

The Greenville Jewish Federation is proud to present Susan and Lloyd Ecker’s exciting new documentary, “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” at Younts Conference Center, Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door; seating is first-come first-served.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Herring Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert Sun., Feb. 21, 3 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church. This concert by the Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale features music by Herbert Howells, Benjamin Britten, Johannes Brahms, and others.  Great choral chamber works by the Upstate’s premier professional ensemble, directed by OLLI’s own Bing Vick. Discounted tickets ($30 ticket for $24) in OLLI Office.

 

Music on Sunday at the Temple of Israel, Feb. 21, 3 p.m.: Jack Cohan and Friends featuring Brittany Hogan Alomar and Seph Stanek who join Jack for a Broadway program.  Visit the website for more info.

 

“A Motown Tribute” with a Twist at the TD Convention Center, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. For ticket information, contact Sammy Dotson, 864-240-4262 or Abbie Collins, 864-963-9638 / 864-517-2807. Tickets are also on sale at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center.