August 28, 2015

The OLLI Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30. Our telephone number is 864-294-2998.

Staffing updates: Congratulations to Heidi Wright, who is now with us in a full-time role. Her new title is Program Coordinator for Enrichment, and her hours are 8-4 Monday through Friday, August through May. Pam Roberson also has a new title—Program Coordinator for Instruction. Help us congratulate Pam and Heidi and thank them for the great work they do!

 Fall Registration continues! Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, waitlist). As a reminder, anyone showing a “registered not paid” status, you are registered for the course.  (You may have been waitlisted for a course and we have a check we cannot deposit until you get into the course or you are mailing us payment.)  For those of you that show a “waitlist” status, we are reviewing the waitlisted classes and are opening up spots as we can. You will receive a call if there is an opening for you in the class.

Join us for Back to OLLI on Thursday, Sept. 10, 3-4:30 in Manly Lobby at the Herring Center. New member Orientation begins at 2:30 p.m.   You may purchase lanyards and OLLI mugs, pick up your name tag and parking sticker, meet and reunite with your OLLI friends, and enjoy refreshments. Don’t miss the fun!

Check out this article on the Duke Endowment webpage about Furman President Elizabeth Davis. You’ll see a couple of mentions of your most favorite learning in retirement program.

Did you miss one or more of the sessions of Straight Talk SC this summer? Were you there but would like to hear one of the speakers again? Visit the Riley Institute website, where you will find uploaded videos of Sessions 1-3 (Session 4 will uploaded up soon).

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in the following classes:

Hebrew Prophets, Thurs. 10:45 a.m.                                  Holiday Quilting, Mon. 9 a.m.

Senior Matters, Thurs. 1:30 p.m.                                          When Flying Was Fun, Mon. 1:30 p.m.

Dining Around (Coffee Houses), Thurs. 10 a.m.            Fuel Seminar, Tues. 9 a.m.

Please note the following classes and bonus events have been cancelled for the Fall 2015 term:

PAH842 Healthy Chinese Cooking                                  PAH869 One Pot Wonders   BTE1142 Chinese Dumpling Party

PAH 838 Quilting By Hand                                                      BTE1194 How to Use an Abacus

Calling all newcomers (and recent comers)! OLLI for Newcomers, Tuesdays at 10:45, is for you. Each week a favorite OLLI instructor will lead a session on one of the broad range of topics typical of the OLLI@Furman curriculum. Topics include: Bible Translation in America; Introduction to OLLI@Furman; A Layman’s Discussion of Estate Planning Documents; Greenville’s Present and Future; Understanding/Misunderstanding Islam; The Life, Death, and Afterlife of Camperdown Mill; In Conversation With the Director of Bridges to a Brighter Future; Amazing SC Women: Maude Callen and Mary McLeod Bethune; and Leonard Bernstein.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Giving Back – Luckily, we at OLLI are very fortunate!  There are those in our community who are not nearly as fortunate.  Want to share your good fortune?  Why not donate to the Harvest Hope Food Bank Drive? Harvest Hope Food Bank supplies 90+ agencies with food, personal care items and baby formula and diapers. The food bank serves the entire Upstate and has provided food to thousands of families since its inception. Bring some non-perishable items to the Back to OLLI Reception on September 10 or to the collection box during the first week of class.  Items will be collected September 10-18.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated. Thanks to Lynne Barrett for coordinating the food drive.

The Out and About Single SIG will meet on Friday, September 11 at 1 p.m. in Room 113 at the Herring Center. This is a time to socialize and plan the calendar for the semester. Please bring a small snack to share. RSVP to Susan Cooper at: scooper7284@charter.net or to Carolyn Rice at: ccr2go@gmail.com

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. Restez branché pour la date et l’heure.

 The Swamp Rabbit Knitting SIG will meet on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon in front of the fireplace when classes resume.  All needle work is invited to join.  Contact Gail Kirby to be added to the e-mail list.

 

UPCOMING FALL ART EXHIBIT: The OLLI mascots have joined members on their travels and it’s time for everyone to share their visual story with those of us who have stayed closer to home.  We will welcome back members to the Fall Term with an art exhibit celebrating OLLIver and his travels. All qualified entries MUST include OLLIver.  All art mediums are eligible including photography, painting, drawing, and 3-D artwork. Entries could include fantasy trips, i.e. Oliver on the moon or at the top of Mount Everest, caricatures of Oliver, woodcarvings, etc.  Artists are limited to two entries in the exhibit but are not limited to both entries being in the same art medium. Submission Dates:  August 24-September 8. Exhibit Dates:  September 14-October 23. Submission forms are available in the OLLI Office. For more information, contact Ruth Pollow, 864-313-0338.

 We hope that you have had a chance to enjoy the first OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase that is now in the Crabtree Room of the Herring Center.  We are pleased to announce that the second exhibition will run October 17 to January 4, 2016.  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 September 21. A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the OLLI office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman students are looking for volunteers for a class project!  Students enrolled in an Adulthood and Aging course are looking to meet with OLLI members for informal conversations a few times during the semester.  The conversations will touch on topics such as, life histories, physical and health related changes, cognitive change, social relationships, caregiving and/or end of life issues.   If you are interested in volunteering to meet with a student during the semester, please contact Dr. Michelle Horhota at 864-294-3167.

The Furman Volleyball team invites OLLI golfers to join them for the Furman Volleyball Golf Tournament on Friday, September 25 at the Furman University Golf Course. Shotgun start at 9:00am and lunch to follow. Contact Christine Sherman with questions or to register.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Reading Tutors Wanted – OLLI members have been volunteering as reading tutors at a Travelers Rest elementary school.  Tutored students improved reading proficiency to a greater extent than untutored ones.  To volunteer, or for more information, contact Roger Wheeler at 864-895-6097.

Circles, a Greenville County community initiative using a nationally recognized, proven model to help families move out of poverty by building relationships across socio-economic boundaries, needs volunteers. Circle Allies are VOLUNTEERS who are trained and want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family (Circle Leader) that is committed to getting out (and staying out) of poverty. Circles will have an amazing and positive impact on our community (and on you) as we help families emerge from poverty. For more information about Circles Greenville County and how you can volunteer, contact Bruce Forbes at SHARE at 864-527-8990.  For more information about the Circles model, go to www.CirclesUSA.org.

The Greenville Chorale, conducted by Dr. Bingham Vick, Jr., announces the 2015-16 concert season. The Chorale kicks off the season with “Serenade to Music” and the wildly popular “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff. Special soloists and the lovely voices of Chicora Voices will join the chorale, along with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. The Chorale will ring in the holiday season with 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 newly named Herring Chamber Ensemble featuring sacred and secular masterworks. The Chorale will offer two performances of our spring concert, A Great Sacred Song Fest. This concert will feature great sacred masterworks by Brahms, Beethoven, Gawthrop, Wilberg, Moses Hogan, and Dan Forrest. For tickets or more information, call 864-467-3000. Chorale season brochures are available in the OLLI office in the Herring Center.

August 21, 2015

The OLLI Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30.  Our telephone number is 864-294-2998.

Fall Registration continues! We sincerely hope registration went well for all of those who registered this week. Please refer to your confirmation e-mail and note the “class status” for the courses for which you registered (registered, registered not paid, waitlist). For anyone showing a “registered not paid” status, you are registered for the course.  (You may have been “waitlisted” for a course and we have a check we cannot deposit until you get into the course or you are mailing us payment.)

**If you are on a waitlist, please know that we are working on those.  Any time we can let more people into a class, we do.  It all depends on space in the room, instructor preference, and/or whether we can move to a different room.  You will get a call from the office if a space opens up for you.**

In order to ensure that all of our members can enjoy our free Friday bonus events, members can only sign up for TWO bonus trips or events during the initial registration period.  Throughout the term, we will publish bonus trip and event openings each week in OLLI Notes; at that point, all members will be eligible to sign up.

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

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The course, Memoir: Write Life will be offered on Thursdays at 1:30.  The day is listed incorrectly on page 4 of the brochure.  We apologize for any confusion this mistake may have caused.

Please note the following classes and bonus events have been cancelled for the Fall 2015 term:

PAH842 Healthy Chinese Cooking (Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.)  PAH869 One Pot Wonders (Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m.)

PAH 838 Quilting By Hand (Wednesdays, 1 p.m.)   BTE1194 How to Use an Abacus (October 30, 10:30 a.m.)

BTE1142 Chinese Dumpling Party (November 6, 10:30 a.m.)

Please note the following bonus events have been changed as noted:

BTE1113a  BMW Manufacturing – Greer, SC (**THURSDAY**, Sept 17, 1:15 p.m., $10 walking tour, limit 20)

BTE1113b  BMW Manufacturing – Greer, SC (Friday in October TBD, **$20 tram tour**, limit 20)

What is DAP?  It’s the Dynamic Aging Program, a 6-part course taught by Dudley Tower.  Dynamic Aging I and II are being taught on Tuesdays this fall.  For more information, check your OLLI brochure, and also visit the Dynamic Aging website.

Calling all newcomers (and recent comers)! OLLI for Newcomers, Tuesdays at 10:45, is for you. Each week a favorite OLLI instructor will lead a session on one of the broad range of topics typical of the OLLI@Furman curriculum. Topics include:  Bible Translation in America; Introduction to OLLI@Furman; A Layman’s Discussion of Estate Planning Documents; Greenville’s Present and Future; Understanding/Misunderstanding Islam; The Life, Death, and Afterlife of Camperdown Mill; In Conversation With the Director of Bridges to a Brighter Future; Amazing SC Women: Maude Callen and Mary McLeod Bethune; and Leonard Bernstein.

OLLI HAPPENINGS

The Out and About Single SIG will meet on Friday, September 11 at 1 p.m. in Room 113 at the Herring Center. This is a time to socialize and plan the calendar for the semester. Please bring a small snack to share. RSVP to Susan Cooper at: scooper7284@charter.net or to Carolyn Rice at: ccr2go@gmail.com

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. Restez branché pour la date et l’heure.

UPCOMING FALL ART EXHIBIT: The OLLI mascots have joined members on their travels and it’s time for everyone to share their visual story with those of us who have stayed closer to home.  We will welcome back members to the Fall Term with an art exhibit celebrating OLLIver and his travels.  All qualified entries MUST include OLLIver.  All art mediums are eligible including photography, painting, drawing, and 3-D artwork. Entries could include fantasy trips, i.e. Oliver on the moon or at the top of Mount Everest, caricatures of Oliver, woodcarvings, etc.  Artists are limited to two entries in the exhibit but are not limited to both entries being in the same art medium.  Submission Dates:  August 24-September 8.  Exhibit Dates:  September 14-October 23.  Submission forms are available in the OLLI Office.  For more information, contact Ruth Pollow, 864-313-0338.

The Swamp Rabbit Knitting SIG will meet on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon in front of the fireplace when classes resume.  All needle work is invited to join.  Contact Gail Kirby to be added to the e-mail list.

We hope that you have had a chance to enjoy the first OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase that is now in the Crabtree Room of the Herring Center.  We are pleased to announce that the second exhibition will run from October 17 to January 4, 2016.  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 September 21. A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the OLLI office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman Volleyball team invites all OLLI golfers to join them for the Furman Volleyball Golf Tournament on Friday, September 25 at the Furman University Golf Course. Shotgun start at 9:00am and lunch to follow.  Contact Christine Sherman with questions or to register.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Japan American Association of South Carolina invites you to the Bon Dance Festival on Saturday, August 22, 12:30 -4:30 p.m. at McAlister Square (225 Pleasantburg Dr.)  Admission is Free. Visit the website for more information.

Reading Tutors Wanted – OLLI members have been volunteering as reading tutors at a Travelers Rest elementary school.  Tutored students improved reading proficiency to a greater extent than untutored ones.  To volunteer, or for more information, contact Roger Wheeler at 864-895-6097.

Circles, a Greenville County community initiative which uses a nationally recognized, proven model to help families move out of poverty by building relationships across socio-economic boundaries, is seeking volunteers. Circles is a relationally-driven initiative that benefits families in poverty through the long-term relationship of Circle Allies.  Circle Allies are community VOLUNTEERS who are trained and want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family (Circle Leader) that is committed to getting out (and staying out) of poverty. Circles will have an amazing and positive impact on our community (and on you) as we help families emerge from poverty. For more information about Circles Greenville County and how you can be a volunteer, please contact Bruce Forbes at SHARE at bforbes@sharesc.org or 864-527-8990.  For more information about the Circles model, go to www.CirclesUSA.org.

The Greenville Chorale, conducted by Dr. Bingham Vick, Jr., is thrilled to announce the 2015-16 concert season.  The Chorale kicks off the season with “Serenade to Music” and the wildly popular “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff.  We will be joined by special soloists and the lovely voices of Chicora Voices along with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.  As always, the Chorale will ring in the holiday season with 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 newly named Herring Chamber Ensemble featuring sacred and secular masterworks.  For the first time, the Chorale will offer two performances of our spring concert, A Great Sacred Song Fest.  This concert will feature great sacred masterworks by Brahms, Beethoven, Gawthrop, Wilberg, Moses Hogan, and Dan Forrest.  For tickets or more information, call 864-467-3000.

The Greenville Chorale Season Brochures are available in the OLLI office in the Herring Center.

August 14, 2015

Fall registration starts this Tuesday, August 18 at 8 a.m. for Course Package Holders and Thursday, August 20 at 8 a.m. for all others.  Make sure you go online this weekend and try out your user name and password in order to ensure that login will be smooth when you are ready to register.

Hints for Computer registration – (www.furman.edu/olli)

Click on “Register Now!” and enter your user name and password. Your shopping cart will be empty, and you begin shopping by clicking on the grey box stating “Return to course catalog page.”   If the OLLI office assigned your user name, it will be Firstname.Lastname.  (If you changed it, or assigned it when creating your account, it may be something different.)

In order to ensure that all of our members can enjoy our free Friday bonus events, members may sign up for TWO bonus trips or events during the initial registration period.  Throughout the term, we will publish bonus trip and event openings each week in OLLI Notes; at that point, all members will be eligible to sign up.

** Please note that we are not able to take credit card orders through the mail or in the office due to Furman network security compliance issues. All orders made via mail or in person must be paid with a check or cash. We stronglyencourage everyone to register online. It really is the fastest, easiest way to register for courses, and you can pay by credit card. Staff and volunteers will be in the office this week and next to help you, so if you are unfamiliar with the online registration system, come on in and we can help you through it.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The course, Memoir: Write Life will be offered on Thursdays at 1:30.  The day is listed incorrectly on page 4 of the brochure.  We apologize for any confusion this mistake may have caused.

Please note the following classes and bonus events have been cancelled for the Fall 2015 term:

PAH842 Healthy Chinese Cooking (Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.)

PAH869 One Pot Wonders (Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m.)

PAH 838 Quilting By Hand (Wednesdays, 1 p.m.)

BTE1194 How to Use an Abacus (October 30, 10:30 a.m.)

BTE1142 Chinese Dumpling Party (November 6, 10:30 a.m.)

Please note the following bonus events have been changed as noted:

BTE1113a  BMW Manufacturing – Greer, SC (**THURSDAY**, Sept 17, 1:15 p.m., $10 walking tour, limit 20)

BTE1113b  BMW Manufacturing – Greer, SC (Friday in October TBD, **$20 tram tour**, limit 20)

OLLI HAPPENINGS

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

OLLI’s “Uke Can Do Re Mi Band” will be performing at North Anderson Community Church Presbyterian at 4200 Liberty Hwy, Anderson 29621 on Thurs, Aug. 20th at 7:00 PM.  Free and no reservation needed.

The Out and About Singles SIG will meet on Friday, September 11 at 1 p.m. in Room 113 at the Herring Center. This is a time to socialize and plan the calendar for the semester. Please bring a small snack to share. RSVP to Susan Cooper at: scooper7284@charter.net or to Carolyn Rice at: ccr2go@gmail.com.

UPCOMING FALL ART EXHIBIT: The OLLI mascots have joined OLLI members on their worldwide travels and it’s time for everyone to share their visual story with those of us who have stayed closer to home.  We will welcome back members to the Fall Term with an art exhibit celebrating Oliver and his travels.

All qualified entries MUST include Oliver.  All art mediums are eligible including photography, painting, drawing, and 3-D artwork. Entries could include fantasy trips, i.e. Oliver on the moon or at the top of Mount Everest, caricatures of Oliver, woodcarvings, etc.  Artists are limited to two entries in the exhibit but are not limited to both entries being in the same art medium.  Submission Dates:  August 24-September 8, 2015.  Exhibit Dates:  September 14-October 23, 2015.  Submission forms are available in the OLLI Office.  For more information, contact Ruth Pollow, 864-313-0338.

Many OLLI committees and members have been at work this summer planning for the new school year. Please consider how you would like to get involved with OLLI @ Furman this fall. Your unique talents and skills are a great resource that will help make OLLI an even better experience for all. During registration check out you will be given an opportunity to list your interests.

The Tai Chi SIG will not be meeting during the Fall term. There are two course offerings for those interested.

We hope that you have had a chance to enjoy the first OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase that is now in the Crabtree Room of the Herring Center.  We are pleased to announce that the second exhibition will run from October 17 to January 4, 2016.  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 September 21. A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the OLLI office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com

Congratulate OLLI Photographer – GordonMagee! Outdoor Photographer magazine is a well-respected national magazine.  Gordon Magee, an OLLI photographer and instructor for the last 5 years has just won second place in the 6th Annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest with a great image from Yellowstone National Park. Congratulations to Gordon from the entire OLLI photography community!  Please see the September issue and don’t forget to congratulate Gordon.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman Volleyball team invites all OLLI golfers to join them for the Furman Volleyball Golf Tournament on Friday, September 25 at the Furman University Golf Course. Shotgun start at 9:00am and lunch to follow.  Contact Christine Sherman with questions or to register.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville Little Theatre presents The Return: A Spectacular Beatles Tribute this weekend.  Fri, Aug 14 at 8 p.m., Sat., Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. and Sun., Aug 16 at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $35.  Questions? Visit the website.

The Greenville Health System invites you to attend Advances in Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment SeminarTues., Aug. 18 • 12:30 p.m. • GHS Family YMCA or Thurs., Aug. 27 • 12:30 p.m. • Greer Country
Club. 
Find out the latest options to treat prostate cancer and a new, innovative device to detect this cancer. Free; registration required. (Register)

Join Right at Home and Mackey Mortuary for a Book Sale and Social to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Friday, Aug. 28 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Mackey Mortuary, 311 Century Drive, Greenville.  Contact Doreen DiCarlo.

The Japan American Association of South Carolina invites you to the Bon Dance Festival on Saturday, August 22, 12:30 -4:30 p.m. at McAlister Square (225 Pleasantburg Dr.) Admission is Free. Visit the website for more information.​

August 7, 2015

You should have received your Fall 2015 OLLI Brochure in the mail
this week. You may also view it on our website.

Registration begins August 18 for course package purchases and August 20 for single course purchases.

Pre-registration is going to begin on Monday, August 10 at 8:30 a.m. (www.furman.edu/olli and click on Pre-register Now!) Beginning Monday, test out your user name and password, sign up for your annual membership or purchase a course package. Then on registration day (August 18 if you have a course package and August 20 for single courses) all you will have to do is put your courses in the cart and check out!  Call the OLLI Office with any registration questions.

** Please note that we are not able to take credit card orders through the mail or in the office due to Furman network security compliance issues. All orders made via mail or in person must be paid with a check or cash. We stronglyencourage everyone to register online. It really is the fastest, easiest way to register for courses, and you can pay by credit card. Staff and volunteers will be in the office this week and next to help you, so if you are unfamiliar with the online registration system, come on in and we can help you through it.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The course, Memoir: Write Life will be offered on Thursdays at 1:30. The day is listed incorrectly on page 4 of the brochure. We apologize for any confusion this mistake may have caused.

Please note the following classes and bonus events have been cancelled for the Fall 2015 term:

PAH842 Healthy Chinese Cooking (Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.)

PAH869 One Pot Wonders (Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m.)

PAH 838 Quilting By Hand (Wednesdays, 1 p.m.)

BTE1194 How to Use an Abacus (October 30, 10:30 a.m.)

BTE1142 Chinese Dumpling Party (November 6, 10:30 a.m.)

OLLI HAPPENINGS

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

Straight Talk SC is going well.  If you have not been able to attend these sessions, you can view them on the Riley Institute website.  Seats are still available for the final installment next week, Tuesday, August 11, 6:30-8:30.  For videos, more information, and to register, visit www.furman.edu/summerseries.

UPCOMING FALL ART EXHIBIT: The OLLI mascots have joined OLLI members on their worldwide travels and it’s time for everyone to share their visual story with those of us who have stayed closer to home. We will welcome back members to the Fall Term with an art exhibit celebrating Oliver and his travels.

All qualified entries MUST include Oliver. All art mediums are eligible including photography, painting, drawing, and 3-D artwork. Entries could include fantasy trips, i.e. Oliver on the moon or at the top of Mount Everest, caricatures of Oliver, woodcarvings, etc. Artists are limited to two entries in the exhibit but are not limited to both entries being in the same art medium. Submission Dates: August 24-September 8, 2015. Exhibit Dates: September 14-October 23, 2015. Submission forms are available in the OLLI Office. For more information, contact Ruth Pollow, 864-313-0338.

Many OLLI committees and members have been at work this summer planning for the new school year. Please consider how you would like to get involved with OLLI @ Furman this fall. Your unique talents and skills are a great resource that will help make OLLI an even better experience for all. During registration check out you will be given an opportunity to list your interests.

The Tai Chi SIG will not be meeting during the Fall term. There are two course offerings for those interested.

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

GREASE will be performed by Mill Town Players on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, 7:30pm at the Pelzer Auditorium, 214 Lebby St., Pelzer.  Tickets are $10 ($8 for seniors) and can be ordered online at milltownplayers.org or by calling 864-947-8000.

The Greenville Health System invites you to attend the following seminars:

Hormones and Cancer

Tues., Aug. 11 • 12:15-1:15
p.m. • GHS Life Center®
 

Learn about hormones and cancer from GHS reproductive endocrinologist Paul Miller, MD. Free; registration required. (Register)

Advances in Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment

Tues., Aug. 18 • 12:30 p.m. • GHS Family YMCA

Thurs., Aug. 27 • 12:30 p.m. • Greer Country Club

Find out the latest options to treat prostate cancer and a new, innovative device to detect this cancer. Free; registration required. (Register)

Shop for locally grown produce, plants, honey, meats and more at the Travelers Rest Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon through September at the new Market Pavilion, Trailblazer Park, 115 Wilhelm Winter Street. The Market hosts more than 40 local growers, producers
and local artisans. Music, talks on sustainability, gardening and healthy living, cooking demonstrations by local chefs and children’s activities are featured every week. For a listing of vendors and program schedule, check www.travelersrestfarmersmarket.com.

The OLLI Staff

Nancy Kennedy, Director (8:30a.m.-5p.m.)

Susan Rae, Assistant Director, Curriculum Support (8a.m.-4p.m.)

Pam Roberson, Instructor Support (8a.m. – 4:30p.m.)

Heidi Wright, Volunteer Coordinator and Office Manager (8:30a.m.-1:30p.m.)

OLLI Student Workers

Kristin Farrar, Kelly Rae, and Laken Weaver

May 26, 2015

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

Summer Classes start Tuesday! If you have not taken an OLLI class this year, stop by the office to pick up a parking sticker. If you are brand-new (never taken an OLLI class), make sure to pick up your nametag.

***Wednesday and Thursday, June 3-4, there will be high school graduations held at Timmons Arena. There will be a lot of traffic and little to no parking near the Herring Center (See below for class location changes those days). These are not good days to drop by the office.***

Find the latest edition of Gray Matters on the OLLI Website.  Check out the online edition.

May 15, 2015

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

Summer Classes start Tuesday! If you have not taken an OLLI class this year, stop by the office to pick up a parking sticker. If you are brand-new (never taken an OLLI class), make sure to pick up your nametag.

***Wednesday and Thursday, June 3-4, there will be high school
graduations held at Timmons Arena. There will be a lot of traffic and little to
no parking near the Herring Center (See below for class location changes those
days). These are not good days to drop by the office.***

Find the latest
edition of Gray Matters on the OLLI
Website.  Check out the online edition.

Missing a jacket, glasses, cup or even pants?  Be sure to stop by and check the Lost and Found at the Herring Center.  We have
MANY items looking for their owners!

Applications are now being accepted for the second class 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 active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. The program begins with an Orientation in August, concludes
with a graduation luncheon in May, and includes eight day-long sessions with speakers, group activities, and exercises that will help you become informed on topics that are particularly relevant to seniors. As you identify the 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 July 1) and more information are available on the OLLI Website and in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy in the OLLI Office. Senior Leaders Greenville is a program designed and facilitated by OLLI@Furman.

Road tripping with OLLI’s “Dixie Chicks”

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They’ve photographed the lush greenery and cascading waterfalls of Table Rock State Park and the mile-high peaks of Pisgah National Forest. They’ve explored beneath the soaring sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park and the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park.

For three members of Furman University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), trips through beautiful landscapes have been part of a beautiful friendship for Kathleen Allen, Barry Gilmer, and Carol West.

Their story of friendship has been selected from more than 100 entries to be part of a nationwide contest sponsored by the Road Scholar Program as part of its 40th anniversary celebration.

Road Scholar, founded in 1975 by friends Marty Knowlton and David Bianco in 1975, is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire adults to learn, discover, and travel. It currently offers educational trips in all 50 states and in 150 countries around the world.

Her Canon Rebel camera still fresh out of the box, Allen first met Gilmer and West about four years ago in OLLI’s nature and landscape photography class. As they trekked through Upstate parks taking pictures on Thursdays, Gilmer shared her expertise with Allen and West and the trio continued to learn from each other.

“They are so creative and gifted in photography,” said Allen. “I learn from them all the time.”

It didn’t take long before the trio began hitting the road regularly, driving to different locations with the photography club to take pictures and arranging trips through the Road Scholar program to photograph scenic locations across the country.

“I think we did click right off the bat,” said Gilmer. “We love reading. We’re curious. We all have quirky senses of humor.”

Despite their 20 year age difference and busy schedules, the trio, now known by the nickname, “Dixie Chicks,” has continued to grow closer.

Allen teaches part-time with the Education Department at Furman and stays busy with family and hobbies. Gilmer rides her bicycle, makes baskets and spends time with her 18 grandchildren.

“They’re so busy with their own lives, but they’re so supportive and giving with their time,” said West. “They always have time to be there for you. Their friendship is priceless.”

The trio is tentatively planning a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine as part of a joint adventure through Furman OLLI and Road Scholar.

Voting for the Friendship Contest is open through July 31. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 Road Scholar gift certificate. View Kathleen, Barry and Carol’s story at www.roadscholar.org/friendscontest