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April 13, 2017

The OLLI Office will be closed (no classes) on April 14 in observance of Good Friday.

We will be OPEN and holding classes on Monday, April 17.

 

On April 19 Furman will 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 your 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 front 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, If you need to come by to take care of something in the office, April 19 would not be the day to do that.  Thank you for your patience and support as Furman hosts these special athletes!

 

Following are the classes that will meet not meet on Wednesday, April 19:

PAH894 What’s For Breakfast? will not meet on Wednesday, April 19.

PAH827 Intermediate Bridge will not meet on Wednesday, April 19.

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

SNM1039 Notable Weather Pioneers and Events will not meet on Wednesday, April 19.

 

Following are the classes that will meet in a different location on Wednesday, April 19:

PHO 1600 Spring Fling will meet. Please check your e-mail for specifics on location.

CEO432 U.S. Health Care System will meet in North Village, Building J, Room 100, 9 a.m.

ACM102 Memories in a Drawer will meet in Arts Room at the Woodlands, 10:45 a.m.

RPH938 Introduction to Islam will meet in the Chapel Meeting Room, 10:45 a.m.

HFE590 Still Tired of Those Aches and Pains? will meet in Rose Room at the Woodlands, 10:45 a.m.

HIS616 Manifest Destiny and Beyond II will meet in North Village, Building J, Room 100, 10:45 a.m.

PPG1350 Masters of Aging will meet in North Village, Building J, Room 300. 10:45 a.m.

HIS685 Interesting Characters will meet in North Village, Building J, Room 100. 1:30 p.m.

 

All Wednesday 1:30 p.m. classes will begin at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 only, with the exception of HIS685 Interesting Characters in American History and Woodcarving 201, which will meet at their regular time.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

There is room for you in the following Bonus Events on Friday, April 21. Water Gardens of the Solar System and Earth (10 a.m., HC004) and Hopi Indians of Northern Arizona: A Living Ancient Culture (1 p.m., HC1110). Sign up in the OLLI office!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. April 18, GSP – Working to Support the Future Growth of the Upstate with David N. Edwards, Jr., President/CEO Greenville, Spartanburg Airport District.

 

There will not be an OLLI Computer Help Desk next week. Be on the lookout for another opportunity soon!

 

OLLI Out and About Singles are going to Ram Cat Alley in Seneca, SC on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. to hear the Soul and R&B singer, Jaimie Wright, and her band.  For reservations please contact Carolyn Rice.

 

Interested in volunteering in the community but not sure where to start? Join the Community Volunteer SIG on Thurs., April 20, 12:20 – 1:20 p.m., HC004 to learn more about more than 40 opportunities. This week’s special focus will be on Loaves & Fishes and the American Red Cross.

 

The OLLI Travel SIG will meet Fri., April 21, 4:30 pm at the Evergreen Lounge, Woodlands of Furman. Beer and wine are available (please DON’T bring your own) but you might bring an appetizer to share. Our speaker will give advice about packing for a trip, interesting even for those with lots of experience–there are always new opportunities for efficiency.  There will be time for general discussion, networking for ideas and camaraderie.

 

Out and About SIG, mark your calendars for Thur., May 4 for a day of antiquing in Landrum, SC. Meander through the antique stores and boutiques, lunch at the Hare and Hound and for those interested we can swing by Campbell’s Covered Bridge which is nearby.  We will carpool from Furman leaving at 9:15 am.  Please RSVP to Jan Tallman, 864.423.1187 by April 20 so lunch reservations can be made.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Part 3 of “Our Republic…..For Which It Stands,” a panel discussion presented by Furman University professors, takes place this week.  Wednesday, April 19, Think You Know What You Know?  Understanding Constraints on Human Perception and Reasoning, 7 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall.  April 20, Seeing the Science in Our lIves:  The Value of Basic and Applied Research, Daniel Recital Hall.  Both events are free and open to the public.

 

The Furman Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus will present a concert Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The Spring Oratorio, Mozart & Strauss, is a Sound Quality Concert Series event. Tickets are $10 for seniors and may be purchased at the door or ordered through Eventbrite, at the door or through the Furman Music Office, 294-2118.

 

Art by 14 Furman University graduating seniors will be on display through May 4 in Thompson Gallery of Furman’s Roe Art Building. Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F.  The exhibition, Passages, is a culmination of the four years the Class of 2017 has studied in the art department. Using a variety of mediums, the artists will show paintings, prints, ceramics, photography, and sculpture.

 

OLLI golfers of every skill level are invited to participate in the Furman Women’s Basketball Golf Tournament, Friday, May 5 at the Furman Golf Club. All tournament proceeds benefit the Furman Women’s Basketball program. Visit the website to register yourself or a team.  Questions? Contact Krista Beechy.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

This is the final weekend to see The Warehouse Theatre’s production of All My Sons.  The show runs April 13, 14, and 15 at 8 p.m.  Tickets available here.

 

Join Chautauqua on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. to experience the life and works of Maya Angelou with Glenis Redmond, Peace Center Poet-in-Residence, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and author of “What the Hand Knows. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit the Chautauqua website. Free!

 

The SC Native Plant Society’s Spring Native Plant Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Conestee Park (840 Mauldin Road, Greenville.) For more information visit www.scnps.org and look at April 22 on the activities calendar.

 

If you are an advocate of science but can’t afford the time or expense of traveling to attend the March for Science scheduled for April 22 in Washington, DC, you’re in luck! Greenville will hold a satellite event (one of nearly 400 globally!) on the same day from 12-2 p.m. at One City Plaza. Learn more here.

 

The Greenville Chorale, conducted by OLLI instructor Bing Vick, presents a concert of great American secular music, “Slice of American Pie,” on Sunday, April 23, 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Greenville and on Sunday, April 30, 3:00 p.m. at Taylors First Baptist Church. Beautiful folksongs, stirring hymn-tunes, spirituals, gospel music, Barbershop harmony, and selections from the “Great American Songbook” (20’s, 30’s, 40’s). OLLI members get 20% discount ($30 ticket for $24) on tickets in the OLLI Office.

 

Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be held Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m.—1 p.m. at Jeff Lynch Appliance & TV Center (17 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville.) Rain or Shine!

 

Music on Sunday at the Temple of Israel, April 30, 3 p.m.:  The Swannanoa Festival Trio will perform featuring Inessa Zaretsky with a complimentary wine and cheese reception to follow. Visit their website for more info.

April 7, 2017

The OLLI Office will be closed (no classes) on April 14 in observance of Good Friday.

We will be OPEN and holding classes on Monday, April 17.

 

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 7), 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.

 

Ever needed to come into the office and drop a class? Get directions? Register? Make a reservation? Get help with wi-fi? If so, you likely interacted with our student workers and we trust you will agree that we have the crème of the crop in Sam Hayes, Laken Weaver and Sam Kolls.  April 10-14 is Furman Student Worker Appreciation Week. Please help us show our OLLI appreciation by stopping to say thanks, jotting a note or the like sometime when at the Herring Center next week. We couldn’t do it without them!

 

Check out the Spring editions of Gray Matters! Check out our latest edition and learn what’s new at OLLI.  If you didn’t get to read the April Fools Gray Mutters, view it here.  Thank you to Gary Aten and his team!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

PAH820 Intro to Duplicate Bridge will not meet on Monday, April 10.

RPH903 Hebrew Prophets will not meet on Tuesday, April 11.

LAN755 Destinos will not meet on Tuesday, April 11.

PAH842 Chinese Cooking will not meet on Tuesday, April 11.

HIS622 8 Weeks in China will not meet on Tuesday, April 11

RPH927 Jewish Ethics will not meet on Tuesday, April 11.

RPH938 Intro to Islam will not meet on Wednesday, April 12.

No classes will be held on Friday, April 14 in observance of Good Friday.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

In the Heart of Europe:  The Czech Republic is an OLLI course offered this spring by Furman professor Michael Svec.  In conjunction, Dr. Svec is offering an opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic this fall.  Join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 12:30-1:15 p.m., HC111.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. April 11, Philanthropy: Giving and Caring in Greenville with Gage Weeks, Hollingsworth Funds, Senior VP, Strategic Initiatives.

 

Fill your plate and enjoy Breakfast with OLLI in the faculty dining room inside the Furman Dining Hall on Wednesday, April 12, 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.

 

An OLLI Computer Help Desk will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 1 – 4:30 p.m., HC104 (the computer lab). If you are having trouble with your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, other smartphone, or any computer-related question or problem, bring it by and we will look at it for you. Help will be on a “first come, first served” basis. If you have an afternoon class, you can drop off your laptop and we’ll look at it as time permits. Drop by during the afternoon of the 18th and get your computer questions or problems looked at by our experts.

 

The OLLI Onstage SIG meets this Monday, April 10 from 12:20-1:20 in HC 103, President’s Conference Room. Everyone interested is welcome! We want your input.
OLLI Out and About Singles are going to Ram Cat Alley in Seneca, SC on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. to hear the Soul and R&B singer, Jaimie Wright, and her band.  For reservations please contact Carolyn Rice.

 

Interested in volunteering in the community but not sure where to start? Join the Community Volunteer SIG on Thurs., April 20, 12:20 – 1:20 p.m., HC004 to learn more about more than 40 opportunities. This week’s special focus will be on Loaves & Fishes and American Red Cross.

The OLLI Travel SIG will meet Fri., April 21, 4:30 pm at the Evergreen Lounge, Woodlands of Furman. Beer and wine are available (please DON’T bring your own) but you might bring an appetizer to share. Our speaker will give advice about packing for a trip, interesting even for those with lots of experience–there are always new opportunities for efficiency.  There will be time for general discussion, networking for ideas and camaraderie.

 

Out and About SIG, mark your calendars for Thur., May 4 for a day of antiquing in Landrum, SC. Meander through the antique stores and boutiques, lunch at the Hare and Hound and for those interested we can swing by Campbell’s Covered Bridge which is nearby.  We will carpool from Furman leaving at 9:15 am.  Please RSVP to Jan Tallman, 864.423.1287 by April 20 so lunch reservations can be made.

 

French SIG: Ce semestre le SIG français deviendra un club du livre. Nous lirons un livre français et l’utiliserons comme point de départ pour notre discussion.  Nous commencerons avec  “Le Rhinocéros, ” un livre de E. Ionesco. Vous pouvez acheter l’édition française en ligne à Amazon. Nous accueillerons les personnes qui ont des notions de français, parlé ou écrit. Le SIG se réunira les mardis  au centre Herring de 12:20 à 13:20, salle 103.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Tonight, April 7, the Furman Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Leslie W. Hicken, will present their annual Spring Concert, “Lift Off” at 8:00 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Eventbrite (a small processing fee applies), at the door or through the Furman Music Office, 294-2118.

 

Furman Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos in concert Tues., April 11, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital. Tickets $5.

 

The Riley Institute and the Department of Politics and International Affairs present a two-day symposium, Safe and Free? Civil Liberties and the Fight for National Security, April 10 and 11, 7 – 8:45 p.m., in McAlister Auditorium.  Free and open to the public. This is a unique opportunity to hear firsthand from ten national experts, including Lt. Gen. John Mulholland, who was leader of special operations in Afghanistan immediately after the 9/11 attack and the Pentagon liaison with the CIA, and Admiral Mike McConnell, the former US Director of National Intelligence and former head of the NSA.  Eight additional speakers round out the panels on the two nights.  To see the list of speakers, all of who are Furman graduates, click here.  To see the complete symposium agenda, click here.

 

Jessica Taylor, Lead Political Reporter, National Public Radio, will talk about the political climate in the nation’s capital and what it’s like to be a member on the Fourth Estate during the Trump presidency at the University’s High Noon Lecture Series on Wed., April 12 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. The lecture, Media in the Age of Trump, will begin at noon and is open to the public. View the schedule here.

 

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Violin at Furman University William Preucil and guest artists will present a concert, “William Preucil & Friends” on Wednesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall.  Free!

 

Furman Steering Committee for BMW Charity Pro-Am needs your help! The Furman Golf Club is one of 3 courses hosting the BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greenville May 18-21. The cost for volunteering is $40, and includes a polo shirt and cap, food and beverages, and one guest pass good at any of the 3 courses. Register to volunteer and learn more about the positions available at the tournament website. $20 of the volunteer fee can be directed to one of 16 charities, including The Furman Advantage. Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Join Chautauqua on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. to experience the life and works of Maya Angelou with Glenis Redmond, Peace Center Poet-in-Residence, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and author of “What the Hand Knows. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit the Chautauqua website. Free!

 

Boots and Barbecue to benefit the Greenville Chorale – April 28 Join the fun on Friday evening, April 28, 6:00 p.m. Downtown Airport Hanger, for the Chorale’s major support event. Live band for dancing, Henry’s Bar-BQ, beer/wine, great silent auction items (Wild Dunes vacation, restaurants, golf packages, gift cards, OLLI package, and much more).  Tickets $35 single, $60 couple. Call 235-1101 or see Bing Vick.

 

The Greenville Chorale, conducted by OLLI instructor Bing Vick, presents a concert of great American secular music, “Slice of American Pie”, on Sunday, April 23, 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Greenville and on Sunday, April 30, 3:00 p.m. at Taylors First Baptist Church. Beautiful folksongs, stirring hymn-tunes, spirituals, gospel music, Barbershop harmony, and selections from the “Great American Songbook” (20’s, 30’s, 40’s.) OLLI members get 20% discount ($30 ticket for $24) on tickets in the OLLI Office.

 

 

March 31, 2017

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

 

You won’t want to miss the April edition of Gray Matters which is hot off the press! Check out our online edition to read up on some surprising OLLI happenings.

 

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 7), 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.

 

Furman Steering Committee for BMW Charity Pro-Am needs your help! As you may know, the Furman Golf Club is one of three courses hosting the BMW Charity Pro-Am that will take place in Greenville May 18-21. Organizers are looking for volunteers to work during the tournament. The cost for volunteering is $40, and includes a polo shirt and cap, food and beverages, and one guest pass good at any of the three courses. Register to volunteer and learn more about the positions available at the tournament website. $20 of the volunteer fee can be directed to one of 16 charities. We ask that you consider directing your gift to The Furman Advantage to support the university’s new strategic vision. Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

 

There is room for you in the following Bonus Events! Friday, April 7 you may sign up for Gossett Concrete Pipe Company (10 a.m.), Know the 10 Signs, Early Detection (10 a.m., 004), Preparing Your Spring Garden Activities (10 a.m., NVJ100), Oconee Bells and their History (11-3).  Call or come by the office to sign up.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

FREE OLD AND UNUSED DRUG DISPOSAL! Today, March 31 noon-2 p.m., OLLI will host a special one-time-only FREE service to dispose of all old or unused drugs.  Spring clean your medicine cabinet and drop off your pill bottles, tubes, vials, syringes, etc. with the law enforcement official who will be at the Herring Center front door. No need to remove labels.

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. April 4, Spine Care: Operative and Nonoperative Treatment Options with Dr. Eric Andrew Lenehan, Department of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, Southeast Neurological and Spine Institute, Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas.

 

In just a short time, 50 OLLI members have become actively engaged with the Personal and Community Engagement Initiative (PCE).  The first Community Engagement SIG is on April 6, 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. (HC004) Learn about the opportunities and some of the reasons these folks have chosen to participate. Come listen to an informative presentation by Dudley Tower and Tom Nowlin and then decide for yourself.  You may be VERY surprised at some of the hidden benefits of volunteering.

 

Este término, el SIG español se reunirá a las 10:45 los jueves en la Sala de Conferencias del Presidente, Sala 103. Animamos a todos aquellos que estén interesados en mantener su aprendizaje del idioma español para unirse a nosotros. Discutimos temas actuales y pasamos el tiempo conociéndonos. Se anima a los participantes a hablar sólo en español durante estas reuniones. Esperamos que te unas a este grupo divertido. Es una gran manera de mantener nuestro cerebro activo.

 

A Hand Quilting and More SIG is forming for all OLLI members interested in sharing time working on hand quilting projects or any other hand work you are involved in. The SIG will meet on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m., HC003. Contact Donna Rasheed or Judith Woodward with questions.

 

The Food SIG will NOT meet on Friday, April 7.  The SIG will meet on Friday, May 5. All OLLI Foodies are invited to join in the fun. Watch OLLI Notes for details. Questions? Contact Barbara Wojack, 864.349.3828.

 

OLLI Out and About Singles are going to Ram Cat Alley in Seneca, SC on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. to hear the Soul and R&B singer, Jaimie Wright, and her band.  For reservations please contact Carolyn Rice.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

The New York Times best-selling author David Shields will talk about the film, I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, which is based on Shields’ same-titled book and is directed by filmmaker actor James Franco. The film talk takes place Friday, March 31 at 4 p.m. in Burgiss Theater. Free!

 

Brent Nelsen, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Furman University, will open with a brief examination of what has transpired to date, then open the floor to a broad-ranging discussion about the first tumultuous weeks of the Trump presidency at the University’s High Noon Lecture Series on Wed., April 5 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. The lecture, “The First 76 Days: A Look at the Trump Presidency”, will begin at noon and is open to the public. View the spring schedule here.

 

Furman Theatre presents Romeo and Juliet, March 29-April 1 and 6-8 at 8 p.m., and April 2 and 9 at 3 p.m. OLLI members get the student price.  Call 294-2125 for more information.

 

Indiana University Bloomington Professor of Political Science Aurelian Craiutu will speak on Wednesday, April 5, at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101. His talk, “Moderation: A Virtue for Our Times,” is free and open to the public. Craiutu’s lecture is the last of the three-part Tocqueville series, “Tocqueville and the American Republic.”

 

On Friday evening April 7, the Furman Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Leslie W. Hicken, will present their annual Spring Concert, “Lift Off” at 8:00 pm in McAlister Auditorium.  This concert is part of Furman’s Sound Quality Series. Admission is $10 for seniors and can be purchased through Eventbrite (a small processing fee applies), at the door or through the Furman Music Office, 294-2118.

 

Furman University’s Riley Institute and Department of Politics and International Affairs will present a two-day symposium on national security and civil liberties on April 10 & 11, 7 – 8:45 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The symposium, “Safe and Free? Civil Liberties and the Fight for National Security,” is free and open to the public. On April 10, Lt. Gen. John Mulholland (U.S. Army, ret.), former commander of special forces and CIA associate director for military affairs will speak on “America’s Current and Future National Security Challenges.” On April 11, Adm. Mike McConnell (U.S. Navy, ret.), former U.S. Director of National Intelligence and former head of the National Security Agency will present the case for government surveillance. Learn more on the website.

 

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

The Warehouse Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s All My Sons through April 15. The March 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 1, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 performances will be at 3 p.m. The April 7 performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $35 for reserved. Visit the website for more information or to purchase tickets.

 

Save the Date! If you are an advocate of science but can’t afford the time or expense of traveling to attend the March for Science scheduled for April 22 in Washington, DC, you’re in luck! Greenville will hold a satellite event (one of nearly 400 globally!) on the same day from 12-2 p.m. at One City Plaza. Learn more here.

 

March 24, 2017

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

 

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, so consult your brochure to figure out exactly when and where your class meets.  As always, call the OLLI office if you have questions.  New members may pick up nametags and parking passes when you come for your first class.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Room Changes:

PPG1382 Dynamic Aging V and PPG1392 Dynamic Aging VI will now meet in HC005

HIS622 8 Weeks in China will now meet in HC004

CEO404 Great Decisions 2017 will now meet in NVJ100

CPT312 Home Internet Security will now meet in HC105

 

There’s room for YOU in this informative Bonus Event:  Learn why and how Greenville’s seniors are not immune from the national epidemic of prescription drug/opioid use and abuse. At Seniors and Opioids:  Unexpected Origins of a Greenville Epidemic, Fri., March 31, 1 p.m., you’ll hear from a certified addictions counselor and an emergency medicine physician.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. March 28, The Wyeth Dynasty:  Three Generations with Ellen Westcamper, Head of Education, Greenville County Museum of Art.

 

Get a sneak peek into the world of Romeo and Juliet Wednesday, March 29 at 12:30, HC 111.  Dr. Kristin Stultz Pressley, a Furman alum and adjunct professor, will discuss how this timeless classic has changed and stayed the same throughout the ages.  Then, buy your tickets for Furman’s production of Romeo and Juliet, March 29-April 1 and 6-8 at 8 p.m., and April 2 and 9 at 3 p.m. OLLI members get the student price.  Call 294-2125 for more information.

 

Enjoy a production of the Royal Shakespeare Company captured live in HC from Stratford-upon-Avon.  The Tempest, Wednesday, March 29, 4 p.m., Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center. This production stars Simon Russell Beale, in what critics are lauding as the best performance of his career and is currently playing to sold out houses in London. Tickets available in the OLLI office and at the door–$16 for OLLI members, $18 for general public.  **Prepare for the presentation at a Tempest Lunch and Learn led by Dennis Tavernetti Monday, March 27, 12:30-1:20, HC111.

 

FREE OLD AND UNUSED DRUG DISPOSAL! On March 31 noon-2 p.m., OLLI will host a special one-time-only FREE service to dispose of all old or unused drugs.  Spring clean your medicine cabinet and drop off your pill bottles, tubes, vials, syringes, etc. with the law enforcement official who will be at the Herring Center front door. No need to remove labels. And, don’t forget to sign up for the special Bonus Event noted above!

 

In just a short time, 50 OLLI members have become actively engaged with the Personal and Community Engagement Initiative (PCE).  Our first PCE SIG meeting on April 6, 12:20-1:20 pm (HC004) will explain some of the reasons these folks have chosen to participate. Come listen to an informative presentation by Dudley Tower and Tom Nowlin and decide for yourself.  You may be VERY surprised by some of the hidden benefits of volunteering

 

A Hand Quilting and More SIG is forming for all OLLI members interested in sharing time working on hand quilting projects or any other hand work you are involved in. The SIG will meet on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m., HC003. Contact Donna Rasheed or Judith Woodward with questions.

 

All OLLI yarn spinning enthusiasts are invited to enjoy spinning and conversation with other spinners through the OLLI Spinning SIG. The first meeting is Fri., April 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Herring Center Lobby. Contact Barry Gilmer if you are interested or with questions.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman student researchers are in need of participants! Students will be in the Herring Center computer lab at next Tuesday (12:30-4), Wednesday (12:15-1:15) and Thursday (8:30-11; 2:30-4:30) to collect data for three different studies. The topics of the studies range from perceptions of behaviors in the workplace, to help-seeking preferences, to perceptions of end-of-life planning. Each study will take 20 minutes or less.  Please sign up in the OLLI office.

 

Furman University Lyric Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore Sat., March 25 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. General Admission tickets for the event are $15 for seniors and are available through Eventbrite or the Furman Music Office at (864) 294-2086.

 

Award-winning historian David Shi, who served as Furman’s president from 1994 to 2010, will provide an overview of the vexing and volatile history of race in the American experience: how it has been defined, abused, embraced and overcome at the University’s High Noon Lecture Series on Wed., March 29 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. The lecture, “A More Perfect Union: Race in American History”, will begin at noon and is open to the public. View the spring schedule here.

 

How is democracy faring in 21st century America? What about the long accepted standards of civil behavior and ethical conduct? A group of Furman professors will address those issues in March and April in the series Our Republic … For Which It Stands. Upcoming presentations include Is “Civil Discourse” Overrated?  Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Deference and Respect for Authority, March 26, 3 p.m. at Greenville First Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall) and When Is It OK to Punch a Nazi? A Panel Discussion on Symbolic Violence and Civil Disobedience, March 30, 7:30 p.m. in Furman Hall 214 (McEachern). Free. Learn more on the website.

 

Furman’s Riley Institute and Department of Politics and International Affairs, with support from SC ETV, presents Black American Since MLK:  A Conversation with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Thursday, March 30, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the Younts Conference Center.  Free.  Seating is limited, so arrive early.  Visit the Riley Institute website for more information.  Learn more about Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. here, and watch a preview interview with Dr. Gates here.

 

The New York Times best-selling author David Shields will speak at two separate events March 29 and March 31. Shields will read from his book, Other People: Takes and Mistakes, Wednesday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in Furman Hall 214 (McEachern Lecture Hall). Shields will also talk about the film, I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, which is based on Shields’ same-titled book and is directed by filmmaker actor James Franco. The film talk takes place Friday, March 31 at 4 p.m. in Burgiss Theater. Free!

 

Furman’s Ancient Greek and Roman Studies welcomes Dr. Benjamin Keim, Professor of Classics at Pomona College, on Thursday, March 30.  Dr. Keim will present two seminars, one at 3 p.m. and one at 4 p.m. on the general topic of the classical Athenians’ concept of honor and how they negotiated it in various avenues of their everyday life, and then looking at a text to draw participants into the topic.  Furman Hall 108.  Free.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Celebrate Upstate International Month with Upstate International through an array of events from a Japanese Tea Ceremony to a St. Patrick’s Day Beer Run.  Visit their calendar and enjoy! If you’re interested in learning languages like Chinese, German, Japanese or Russian, they offer a multitude of language classes. Learn more here. The Greenville Concert Band celebrates International Month with A World of Music Sat., March 25, 3 p.m., Hughes Main Library.

 

You are invited to the March meeting of Science on Tap, a forum where people come to learn about and discuss recent discoveries in science and technology while having fun! The Greenville gathering takes place on the last Tuesday of each month (March 28), 6:30 -7:45 p.m. at Coffee Underground in downtown Greenville.  This month Dr. Sourav Saha, from the Dept. of Chemistry at Clemson, will discuss some really amazing chemicals that respond to the environment and act as sensors! Learn more on the website.

The Peace Center presents the Mike Wiley performance of Dar He—The Story of Emmett Till, March 29-30.  Tickets are $10 and available for both the 10 am and noon performances each day. Learn more on the website.

March 17, 2017

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

 

Kick off the Spring Term at OLLI by attending the Back to OLLI event on Thursday, March 23, 3-4:30 in Manly Lobby (Herring Center).  Enjoy a sweet treat and cool (or warm if we need it) 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.

 

Deadline Monday, March 20!  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.   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 link.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Stretch & Tone will have a make-up class on Monday, March 20 at 10 a.m., HC110.

 

There’s room for YOU in an upcoming Bonus Event:  Learn why and how Greenville’s seniors are not immune from the national epidemic of prescription drug/opioid use and abuse. At Seniors and Opioids:  Unexpected Origins of a Greenville Epidemic, Fri., March 31, 1 p.m., you’ll hear from a certified addictions counselor and an emergency medicine physician.  Call or come by the office to register.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Enjoy a production of the Royal Shakespeare Company captured live in HC from Stratford-upon-Avon.  The Tempest, Wednesday, March 29, 4 p.m., Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center.  Tickets available in the OLLI office and at the door–$16 for OLLI members, $18 for general public.  Prepare for the presentation at a Tempest Lunch and Learn led by Dennis Tavernetti Monday, March 27, 12:30-1:20, HC111.

 

Do you want to downsize or remodel so that you can safely age in place? Do you want to live near Furman with other OLLI members nearby? If so, join members of the Living in Community SIG Thur., March 23, 1:30-3 p.m., HC004.  A realtor/contractor will discuss his ideas for a small subdivision based on our input and answer questions related to home features for aging in place.
The Bowling SIG starts its eight-week league Mon., March 27, 1 p.m. Contact Mike Halloran if interested.

 

FREE OLD AND UNUSED DRUG DISPOSAL! On March 31 noon-2 p.m., OLLI will host a special one-time-only FREE service to dispose of all old or unused drugs.  Spring clean your medicine cabinet and drop off your pill bottles, tubes, vials, syringes, etc. with the law enforcement official who will be at the Herring Center front door. No need to remove labels. And, don’t forget to sign up for the special Bonus Event noted above!

 

All OLLI spinning enthusiasts are invited to enjoy spinning and conversation with other spinners through the  OLLI Spinning SIG. The first meeting is Fri., April 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Herring Center Lobby. Contact Barry Gilmer if you are interested or with questions.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

There is Room for You! Day Trip to Social Circle, the Blue Willow Inn & Madison Georgia – Friday, April 7 – Journey south to two of the most charming small towns in the U.S. Travel by motorcoach to Social Circle and Madison, the town General Sherman refused to burn. Your leader and historian Scott Withrow will share his knowledge of this historic district. Visit Social Circle for an early southern-style lunch at the antebellum Blue Willow Inn before a brief ride to Madison. There, a local guide will accompany the group. Visit Heritage Hall, an 1811 Greek Revival mansion for a guided tour. Then tour the Plantation Plain-style Rogers House and Rose Cottage, home of former slave Adeline Rose. Enjoy time on your own to shop the treasures of Main Street, explore other historic attractions or enjoy an old-fashioned milk shake. $100 includes transportation, admission fees, lunch and guides. Call the OLLI office to sign up!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The English Department is hosting a Writer’s Symposium Thur., March 23 and Fri., March 24. Free and open to the public; sponsored by the Crabtree-Stewart Lectureship. Learn more here.

Georgetown University Professor of Political Theory Joshua Mitchell will speak on “Why the State Grows Ever-Stronger” Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101. The lecture is the second in the three-part Tocqueville series, “Tocqueville and the American Republic,” and is free.

 

Furman University Lyric Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore Thur., March 23 and Sat., March 25 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. General Admission tickets for the event are $15 for seniors and are available through Eventbrite or the Furman Music Office at (864) 294-2086.

 

How is democracy faring in 21st century America? What about the long accepted standards of civil behavior and ethical conduct? A group of Furman professors will address those issues in March and April in the series Our Republic … For Which It Stands. Upcoming presentations include Is “Civil Discourse” Overrated?  Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Deference and Respect for Authority, March 26, 3 p.m. at Greenville First Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall) and When Is It OK to Punch a Nazi? A Panel Discussion on Symbolic Violence and Civil Disobedience, March 30, 7:30 p.m. in Furman Hall 214 (McEachern). Free. Learn more on the website.

 

Furman Theatre presents Romeo and Juliet March 29-April 1 and 6-8 at 8 p.m., and April 2 and 9 at 3 p.m. Single tickets go on sale March 20 and OLLI members get the student price.  Call 294-2125 for more information.  **In preparation, attend a pre-show talk on Wed., March 29, 12:30-1:15 with theater historian Dr. Kristen Stultz Pressley in HC111.

 

Furman’s Riley Institute and Department of Politics and International Affairs, with support from SC ETV, presents Black American Since MLK:  A Conversation with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Thursday, March 30, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the Younts Conference Center.  Free.  Seating is limited, so arrive early.  Visit the Riley Institute website for more information.  Learn more about Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. here, and watch a preview interview with Dr. Gates here.

 

Furman’s Ancient Greek and Roman Studies welcomes Dr. Benjamin Keim, Professor of Classics at Pomona College, on Thursday, March 30.  Dr. Keim will present two seminars, one at 3 p.m. and one at 4 p.m. on the general topic of the classical Athenians’ concept of honor and how they negotiated it in various avenues of their everyday life, and then looking at a text to draw participants into the topic.  Furman Hall 108.  Free.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Celebrate Upstate International Month with Upstate International through an array of events from a Japanese Tea Ceremony to a St. Patrick’s Day Beer Run.  Visit their calendar and enjoy! If you’re interested in learning languages like Chinese, German, Japanese or Russian, they offer a multitude of language classes. Learn more here. The Greenville Concert Band celebrates International Month with A World of Music Fri., March 17 at 7:30 p.m. the Greenville Tech Auditorium and Sat., March 25, 3 p.m., Hughes Main Library.

 

The High Noon lecture series is back, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  March 22, “Doing Our Bit:  Greenville in the Great War (WWI)” with Dr. Courtney Tollison, Assistant Professor of History, Furman University. Free.

Join Chautauqua Saturday, March 18 at 2:00 pm or Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss Walter Cronkite & International journalism led by Larry Bounds, who will perform as Walter Cronkite in the June Festival. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit the website.  Free.

 

The Peace Center presents the Mike Wiley performance of Dar He—The Story of Emmett Till, March 29-30.  Tickets are $10 and available for both the 10 am and noon performances each day. Learn more on the website.

 

The Rotary Club of Greenville has established a satellite club that meets at the Woodlands at Furman at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month. OLLI members are invited to attend a meeting to learn more.  For information contact OLLI member and Woodland Rotary Chair, Angelo Tartaro.

March 10, 2017

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

 

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!

 

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 link.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS *denotes change from original day or time

 

Mon., March 13 Tues., March 14 Wed., March 15 Thurs., March 16 Fri., March 17
All Monday Classes will meet unless otherwise noted by instructor.

 (Not meeting: Weather 101, High Country Hikers, Quilting with Pre-Cuts)

 

Also meeting…

Spin For All – 11 am-12 noon – Dance Studio*

Memory Fitness – 9am-10:30am, HC111

The Knitting Hour – 10:45am-12:15pm, HC103

Music & Culture of the 60’s – 1:30pm-3pm, HC111

America & The World

3:15pm-4:45pm, HC110

 Travel Photography –

9:00am-10:30am, HC104

Woodcarving 101

9:00am-noon, HC005

Urban & Wilderness Survival – 9:00am-10:30am, HC113

Religion & Ecology – 10:45am-12:15pm, HC111

Moments in American History III

1:30pm-3pm, HC110

Intermediate Bridge

9:00am-10:30am, HC113

The Indispensable iPhone

10:45am-12:15pm, HC102

Chair Yoga

10:45am-12:15pm, HC110

 

Monday, March 20
 Stretch & Tone – 10:00am-11:00am, HC110*

 

 

There’s room for YOU in an upcoming Bonus Event:  Learn why and how Greenville’s seniors are not immune from the national epidemic of prescription drug/opioid use and abuse.  Join us for Seniors and Opioids:  Unexpected Origins of a Greenville Epidemic on Friday, March 31, 1 p.m. and hear from two experts in this field:  James Campbell, a certified addictions counselor, and Dr. Edwin Leap, an emergency medicine physician.  Call or come by the office to register.

 

READ AND EXPLORE CELEBRATES

At OLLI, we love to learn AND we love to party! Please join us here at the Herring Center this Thursday, March 16, from 1:30 to 3:30, as we wrap up our first ever “Read & Explore with OLLI” in true Piedmont style. Ron Rash’s One Foot in Eden has suggested a delightful afternoon of: Tastes of Jocassee refreshments including church-supper-worthy pound cake and honest-to-goodness Cheerwine.  Toe-tappin’ Bluegrass Music and Storytelling with the NitPickers. Good ole Southern cooking demonstrations with Elaine Granger. Some of OLLI’s finest woodcarvers plying their craft, and some of our finest hand quilters quilting away and inviting us to join in the fun. A presentation on the rare Oconee Bells wildflowers that grow nowhere else in the whole world but our own Piedmont “backyard.” (Scott Withrow in HC111 at 2:00)  Free to all, whether you’ve read our book or not… though loaner copies of One Foot in Eden are still available in the office to read (or re-read!) RSVP is helpful but not required. We’d love to see you there!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Are you planning to downsize or remodel so that you can safely age in place?  Do you want to live near Furman with other OLLI members nearby? If so, join members of the Living in Community SIG on Thursday, March 23, 1:30 to 3 p.m., HC004 before you go to Back to OLLI.  A realtor/contractor will discuss his ideas for a small subdivision based on input from us and answer questions related to home features for aging in place.
The Bowling SIG starts its eight-week league on Monday, March 27, 1 p.m. We have room for three-person teams or individuals. Contact Mike Halloran if interested.

 

OLLI will be hosting a “Special One-Time-Only” FREE service to dispose of all old or unused drugs on March 31. Watch OLLI Notes for more details! Also, check out the Bonus Event on March 31, there’s still room!

 

The OLLI Cooking Committee is seeking a man! Yes, you read it right. If you are a man that enjoys grilling and would like to share the fun with other OLLI members through a summer course, we need you! Please contact Barbara Wojack if you are interested.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman Singers, of which our very own Laken Weaver is a part, will cap a five-city tour with two concerts Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Furman Music Office (294-2086) or Eventbrite (small processing fee applies).

 

The Poinsett Wind Symphony in concert Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.  Music from Far and Away will be conducted by Les Hicken and Jay Bocook.  Free.

 

How is democracy faring in 21st century America? What about the long accepted standards of civil behavior and ethical conduct? A group of Furman professors will address those issues during March and April in a series entitled Our Republic … For Which It Stands. Democracy: A Process, Not an Accomplishment is March 14-15 at the Triune Mercy Center in Greenville. Furman historians will discuss “American Laws and American Values” Tue., March 14, and the University’s political scientists will speak on “Aspects of Domestic and International Politics” Wed., March 15. All events begin at 7 p.m. and are free. Learn more on the website.

Georgetown University Professor of Political Theory Joshua Mitchell will speak on “Why the State Grows Ever-Stronger” Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101. The lecture is the second in the three-part Tocqueville series, “Tocqueville and the American Republic,” and is free.

In celebration of Furman University’s newly established writing track, the English Department is hosting a Writer’s Symposium Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24. The symposium is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Crabtree-Stewart Lectureship. Find out more on the website.

 

Grandchildren in town for the summer?  They might enjoy a Scopes summer enrichment camp at Furman, for children in rising 1st-8th grades.  For more information, visit the Scopes website or call 294-2930.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Rotary Club of Greenville has established a satellite club that meets at the Woodlands at Furman at 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month.  OLLI members are invited to attend a Woodlands Rotary meeting to learn about the opportunities of membership.  For more information contact OLLI member and Woodland Rotary Chair, Angelo Tartaro.

 

Join Chautauqua Sat March 18 at 2:00 pm or Tue March 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss Walter Cronkite & International journalism led by Larry Bounds, who will perform as Walter Cronkite in the June Festival. These are NOT costumed performances. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org. Free.

March 3, 2017

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

 

Spring 2016 Registration continues online and in the office.  Some classes and bonus events have filled, so consider having a backup. If you are on a waitlist, please know that we are working to see where we can add people to classes.  If your statement says “Registered Not Paid,” you are registered for your classes and it could be the result of a computer error. You will be contacted if we need a payment. Please keep in mind that each member may sign up for two Bonus Events.  If you are on a Bonus Event waitlist, you can add one more.

 

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 link.

 

Furman students will be on Spring Break next week, but OLLI members will keep right on learning.  Please note that due to Spring Break, the Dining Hall and the restaurants in the Student Center will be closed.

 

Interested in serving as a leader of OLLI?  Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member?  As required by our bylaws, Greg Peters, VP of Membership/President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: John Bissell, Emily Fluhrer, Sherm Rounsville, and Geraldine Weyermann.  The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2017-18 Council:  VP/President Elect and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to Greg Peters.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPG1340 Memory Fitness will not meet Tuesday, March 7.

CPT Indispensable iPhone will not meet Thursday, March 9.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Bonus Events on Friday, March 10. Sign up in the OLLI Office!

Declutter, Downsize or Age in Place, HC110, 10 a.m.

Wellness and Aging – HC004, 10 a.m.

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Volunteer Committee                       March 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.                   HC103

OLLI Council                          March 10, 10 a.m.                              HC102

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

It’s not too late to join hundreds of OLLI members in enjoying One Foot in Eden by acclaimed NC author Ron Rash. Pick up a loaner copy available in the office.

 

Whether you have read One Foot in Eden or not, all OLLI members are invited to celebrate the conclusion of Read and Explore 2017 on Thursday, March 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Herring Center. Enjoy food, music and crafts of the region and learn a thing or two along the way. Reservations are helpful, please stop by or call the OLLI office to sign up or sign up online. Free!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

OLLI On Stage SIG presents Lunch and Laughter, a staged reading of Five Comedy Sketches.
Monday, March 6, promptly at 12:30 PM in room 110, Herring Center. BYOLunch! Come see your OLLI friends for fifty minutes of fun, starring Hugh Hughes Jan Humphrey, Susanne Latessa. Sandra Ledbetter, Wayne Nichols, Lisa Sanderson, Danielle Schneider, Betty Jo Shaw, and Larry Watts.

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. March 7: Landscape Architecture in Greenville with J.D. Martin Jr., Landscape Architect.

The Ukulele and Guitar Jam SIG: Last chance to get together this term: March 6, 1:30 p.m., HC104.  Bring your music and let’s have fun. ShelleyKnee@gmail.com, 864.363.2014.

 

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 Wednesday, March 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Limit 5 file boxes.

 

Come enjoy a recital by members of the International Folk Dance class on Thursday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Herring Center Manly Lobby. You may even have a chance to participate too!

 

Last chance to enter your cell phone photo for the wall in the Crabtree Room!  All OLLI members may enter 5″ X 7″ smartphone photos in 1 of 2 ways: 1) email your name and a digital copy to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com and we will print it for you, 2) bring a 5”x7” print with a 1/4″ border with your name on the back to the OLLI office. Email furmanolliphoto@gmail.com for guidelines.

 

The Bowling SIG starts its eight week league on Monday, March 27, 1 p.m. We have room for three-person teams or individuals. Contact Mike Halloran if interested.

 

OLLI will be hosting a “Special One-Time-Only” FREE service to dispose of all old or unused drugs on March 31. Watch OLLI Notes for more details! Also, check out the Bonus Event on March 31, there’s still room!

 

The OLLI Cooking Committee is seeking a man! Yes, you read it right. If you are a man that enjoys grilling and would like to share the fun with other OLLI members through a summer course, we need you! Please contact Barbara Wojack if you are interested.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Interested in discovering the place called “Wonderland”? OLLI Instructor Dr. Matthew Hermes invites you to an informational meeting regarding a possible 2018 OLLI travel experience, Revealing Yellowstone, on Thursday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m., HC111. Matt and those interested will discuss the components of such a trip before it is formally submitted to the travel committee. Questions? Contact Matt Hermes.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman Singers, of which our very own Laken Weaver is a part, will cap a five-city tour with two concerts Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Furman Music Office (294-2086) or Eventbrite (small processing fee applies).  Note: Due to Furman Spring Break, the music office will be open during limited hours, please leave a message.

 

The Poinsett Wind Symphony in concert Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.  Music from Far and Away will be conducted by Les Hicken and Jay Bocook.  Free.

 

Grandchildren in town for the summer?  They might enjoy a Scopes summer enrichment camp at Furman, for children in rising 1st-8th grades.  For more information, visit the Scopes website or call 294-2930.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Greenville’s Carolina Bronze and Charleston’s Palmetto Bronze Handbell Ensembles will perform internationally themed music at the Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville on Sat., March 4, 3-4 p.m.

 

Music on Sunday at the Temple of Israel, March 5, 3 p.m.:  Jack Cohan & Friends will perform with a complimentary wine and cheese reception to follow. Visit their website for more info.

 

View a screening of “Rock in the Red Zone” Sun., March 5, 3 p.m. at Hughes Main Library. Presented as part of International Month, this film focuses on the celebration of music in a town near Israel’s Gaza Strip.

 

Help a Clemson Student!  The Clemson CVT Leadership program is looking for volunteers to participate in our state-of-the-art, noninvasive ultrasound scan lab on Wednesday, March 8.  They are located at the GHS Patewood campus and perform a variety of scans on the cardiovascular system. Sign up for an appointment here. To learn more, contact us via email at cvtleadership@ghs.org.

February 24, 2017

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

 

Spring Registration begins Tuesday, Feb. 28 (8am) for course package holders and Thursday, March 2 (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 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!

 

Interested in serving as a leader of OLLI?  Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member?  As required by our bylaws, Greg Peters, VP of Membership/President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: John Bissell, Emily Fluhrer, Sherm Rounsville, and Geraldine Weyermann.  The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2017-18 Council:  VP/President Elect and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to Greg Peters.

 

OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants:  Have you ever wanted to teach at OLLI?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’d like to pursue but the cost puts it out of reach? Instructors, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your course even better?  An OLLI Grant can help! Members for at least six terms may apply for grants $200-$2,000. Within 2 years of receiving funds, recipients will share what they learn with the membership with a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars… Applications available on the OLLI bulletin board or the website; deadline is March 1. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact David Johnson.

 

Our parking lot is crowded some days; please take care to take up only one space when you park so that there is room for everyone.  Also, remember that the handicapped spots are designated only for cars bearing state-approved disability parking plates or placards.  Thank you.

 

OLLI members are fortunate to enjoy meals in the Furman Dining Hall for just $5 with your OLLI nametag or Paladin Pass.  Please remember that appropriate dress is expected (i.e. no bike shorts).

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in the following Bonus Events on Friday, March 4. Sign up in the OLLI Office!

BTE1185 National Security Issues, 1 p.m., NVJ-100

BTE1132 Russia Grabbed Crimea, 1 p.m., HC110

 

The following Spring Term courses have been canceled:

ACM171 Landscape Drawing and Painting

RPH934 Introduction to Buddhism

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

It’s not too late to join hundreds of OLLI members in enjoying One Foot in Eden by acclaimed NC author Ron Rash. Pick up a loaner copy available in the office.

 

Politics and Promise: What’s Beneath South Carolina’s Reservoirs? with Dr. Steve O’Neill, Professor, Furman Dept. of History. Wednesday, March 1, 3:15 p.m., HC110.  Sign up in the OLLI office.

 

Whether you have read One Foot in Eden or not, all OLLI members are invited to celebrate the conclusion of Read and Explore 2017 on Thursday, March 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Herring Center. Enjoy food, music and crafts of the region and learn a thing or two along the way. Reservations are helpful, please stop by or call the OLLI office to sign up. Free!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. February 28: Understanding Your Solar Options with Bruce Wood, CEO & Founder, Sun Store Solar.

Won’t you be our (Facebook) friend?  Join us by logging into your Facebook account or click here.

 

OLLI On Stage SIG presents Lunch and Laughter, a staged reading of Five Comedy Sketches.
Monday, March 6, promptly at 12:30 PM in room 110, Herring Center. BYOLunch! Come see your OLLI friends for fifty minutes of fun, starring Hugh Hughes Jan Humphrey, Susanne Latessa. Sandra Ledbetter, Wayne Nichols, Lisa Sanderson, Danielle Schneider, Betty Jo Shaw, and Larry Watts.

 

On Tuesday, February 28, the Classic Cars & More class will have their “Bring your Classic Car to Furman” class (weather permitting) in the parking lot below the Herring Center, 9-10:45 a.m.  Hear about stories and history of each car.  Anyone in OLLI with an interesting vehicle can join in by driving their classic.

 

The next Baiden Wall Exhibit will be March 27–May 19. ALL ABOUT DRAWING will include all forms of drawing media i.e. pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and chalk. OLLI members, instructors and staff may submit one piece. All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, wire attached. No saw tooth hangers and no easel backed photo frames please. Submission dates: Feb. 20- March 3. Entry forms available in the office or online.

 

Do we have your cell phone photo for the wall in the Crabtree Room?  This is your chance–no need to be in a photography class!  OLLI members and staff may enter 5″ X 7″ smartphone photos in 1 of 3 ways: 1) email your name and a digital copy to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com and we will print it for you, 2) bring a 5”x7” print with a 1/4″ border with your name on the back to the OLLI office, 3) bring your phone or tablet AND CHARGE CORD to the Herring Center Noon -1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 or Thursday, March 2 and we will print your photo for you. Deadline March 6. Email furmanolliphoto@gmail.com for guidelines.

 

The first meeting of the Food SIG will take place on Wednesday, March 1 at 3 p.m., HC105. All OLLI Foodies are invited to join in the fun. Questions? Contact Barbara Wojack.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Interested in discovering the place called “Wonderland”? OLLI Instructor Dr. Matthew Hermes invites you to an informational meeting regarding a possible 2018 OLLI travel experience, Revealing Yellowstone, on Thursday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m., HC111. Matt and those interested will discuss the components of such a trip before it is formally submitted to the travel committee. Questions? Contact Matt Hermes.

 

There’s Room for You! March 10: Exploring Special Sites in Oconee County with Chumley Cope. 

Join local guides and visit Oconee Station State Historic Site to learn about the settler/Indian frontier in the late colonial and early republic periods.  Next is Old St. John’s Lutheran Church in Walhalla, where we’ll learn the story of the German “colonists” who built the lovely church in the 1850’s.  We’ll also visit Stumphouse Tunnel, where you may enter the tunnel and/or make a short walk to Issaqueena Falls.  Stories about both, on location.  $75 for transportation, touring, lunch, and a guide. 5 spaces left, call or stop by the office to sign up!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Help Furman and Victor, our very own Furman Paladin, win the SoCon Mascot Challenge! Vote here every day.

 

Visit the Furman Bookstores and find some hidden gems on the sale tables.  General reading titles are 75% off!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Peace Center invites you to a film showing of I am Not Your Negro tonight, Fri., Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 25, 1 & 7 p.m. in the Gunter Theatre. Read the New York Times review or watch the trailer. $10.

 

Triune Mercy Center is hosting an Information Session for the Triune Circles Program Mon., Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Triune Dining Hall (222 Rutherford St). Triune Circles is a year-long relational ministry designed to assist those who want to move out of poverty or homelessness and make significant life changes. The focus is on equipping and empowering people to move forward on their goals while being surrounded by a supportive team. For more information, contact fellow OLLI member, Scott Withrow at 864.380.8652.

 

Join Chautauqua Tue., Feb. 28 at 7 pm to discuss Lincoln’s Words led by Dr. Vernon Burton, author of The Age of Lincoln and seven other books on Southern History. Like Lincoln, Dr. Burton tells a great story. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

February 17, 2017

The OLLI Office is open 8:30-5 Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays.  Our number is 864-294-2998.  Monday, February 20 is President’s Day, but the OLLI Office will be open and classes will continue.

 

The Spring Brochure is online and you should have received your copy in the mail.  Extra copies of the brochure are in the office if you would like to share with a friend.  YOU are our best advertising! Registration for Spring Term courses begins Tuesday, February 28 for course package holders and Thursday, March 2 for single course purchasers.  Need some help with online registration?  Drop by the computer lab (HC 104) for a short training on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 12:20-1:20 p.m. or Thursday, Feb. 23, 3-4 p.m.

 

Interested in serving as a leader of OLLI?  Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member?  As required by our bylaws, Greg Peters, VP of Membership/President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: John Bissell, Emily Fluhrer, Sherm Rounsville, and Geraldine Weyermann.  The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2017-18 Council:  VP/President Elect and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to Greg Peters.

 

OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants:  Have you ever wanted to teach at OLLI?  Are you an OLLI member with a lifelong learning passion that you’d like to pursue but the cost puts it out of reach? Instructors, is there something you wish you had, or a workshop you’d like to attend, to make your course even better?  An OLLI Grant can help! Members for at least six terms may apply for grants $200-$2,000. Within 2 years of receiving funds, recipients will share what they learn with the membership with a new course, creation of a new committee, a series of seminars… Applications available on the OLLI bulletin board or the website; deadline is March 1. Awards will be announced at the Spring Luncheon. Questions? Contact David Johnson.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAH858 Quilting with Pre-Cuts will not meet on Monday, Feb 20.

HFE579 Stretch and Tone will not meet on Monday, Feb. 20.

HFE556 Spin for All will not meet on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

PAH800 Woodcarving 101 will not meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

PAH826 Intermediate Bridge will not meet on Thursday, Feb 23

 

The following Spring Term courses have been canceled:

ACM171 Landscape Drawing and Painting

RPH934 Introduction to Buddhism

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

It’s not too late to join hundreds of OLLI members in enjoying One Foot in Eden by acclaimed NC author Ron Rash. Set in the area now covered by Lake Jocassee, its history, mystery and local color all in one! Pick up a loaner copy available in the office.

 

Enjoy a screening of the 1960 movie classic Wild River Fri., Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Herring Center. OLLI member hosts Judy and Gary Aten will show how the movie’s setting and cultural impact foreshadow that of our book. Space is available, call (294-2998) or come by the Office.

 

Politics and Promise: What’s Beneath South Carolina’s Reservoirs? with Dr. Steve O’Neill, Professor, Furman Dept. of History. Wednesday, March 1, 3:15 p.m., HC110.  Sign up in the OLLI office.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Won’t you be our (Facebook) friend?  Join us by logging into your Facebook account or click here.

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. February 21: Feed and Seed: Connecting Regional Supply and Demand with Mike McGirr, Executive Director, Feed and Seed.

 

The next Baiden Wall Exhibit will be March 27–May 19. ALL ABOUT DRAWING will include all forms of drawing media i.e. pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and chalk. OLLI members, instructors and staff may submit one piece. All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, wire attached. No saw tooth hangers and no easel backed photo frames please. Submission dates: Feb. 20- March 3. Entry forms available in the office or online.

 

The Out and About Singles SIG is offering a one-hour locked room mystery event at Greenville Escape Room Friday, March 17.  Please email Carolyn Rice.  Limit: 10 people.  They will also attend the Short Film Festival at Gunter Theater Sun, Feb. 19. Cost is $10 per show. For more information, contact Jana Kelley.

 

The Ukulele and Guitar Jam SIG: There are still 2 opportunities to get together this term: Feb. 20 and March 6, 1:30 p.m., HC104.  Bring your music and let’s have fun. ShelleyKnee@gmail.com, 864.363.2014.

 

Special event! Turkey:  Democracy in Peril—And What it Means for the United States, presented by Jim Harrington, a human rights attorney with more than 40 years of experience and founder/director of the Texas Civil Rights Project.  Wednesday, February 22, 3:15-4:30 p.m., HC110.

 

OLLI Retired Peace Corps Volunteers: Come for our annual get together at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, HC103. Bring a bag lunch and spend some time meeting other RPCVs. Contact Jean Fontaine with questions.

 

On Tuesday, February 28, the Classic Cars & More class will have their “Bring your Classic Car to Furman” class (weather permitting) in the parking lot below the Herring Center, 9-around Noon.  Hear about stories and history of each car.  Anyone in OLLI with an interesting vehicle can join in by driving their classic.

 

We need your favorite smartphone picture to display in the Crabtree Room!  OLLI members may enter 5″ X 7″ smartphone photos in 1 of 3 ways: 1) email your name and a digital copy and we will print it for you, 2) bring a 5”x7” print with a 1/4″ border with your name on the back to the OLLI office, 3) bring your phone or tablet AND CHARGE CORD to the Herring Center 12-1:30 p.m. Tues 2/28 or Thurs 3/2 and we will print your photo for you.  Deadline March 6. Email furmanolliphoto@gmail.com for guidelines.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

In the Heart of Europe: The Czech Republic is an OLLI course offered this spring by Furman professor Michael Svec.  In addition, Dr. Svec is offering an opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic this fall.  Join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 12:30-1:15 p.m., HC113. Learn more here.

 

There’s Room for You! March 10: Exploring Special Sites in Oconee County with Chumley Cope. 

Join local guides and visit Oconee Station State Historic Site to learn about the settler/Indian frontier in the late colonial and early republic periods.  Next is Old St. John’s Lutheran Church in Walhalla, where we’ll learn the story of the German “colonists” who built the lovely church in the 1850’s.  We’ll also visit Stumphouse Tunnel, where you may enter the tunnel and/or make a short walk to Issaqueena Falls.  Stories about both, on location.  $75 for transportation, touring, lunch, and a guide.  5 spaces left, call or stop by the office to sign up!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Note: Parking has changed on Dining Hall Road (adjacent to the lake)!  The spaces closest to the Dining Hall are 20 minute parking. One hour parking can be found just behind those 20 minute spots. Please adjust your parking habits accordingly because we don’t want our OLLI members to be left with a ticket.

 

The Greenville Jewish Federation presents the film Rosenwald, about Julius Rosenwald and the schools he built for African-American children in the South in the early 1900s.  Tue., Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Younts Conference Center.  Free, but registration is required.

 

Rev. William Barber and Rev. Johnathan Wilson-Hartgrove present The Third Reconstruction on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at Daniel Memorial Chapel.  To view other Black History events visit the website.

 

Thunder at the Gates:  The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America, presented by Doug Egerton, professor of history at LeMoyne College.  Wednesday, February 22, 5 p.m., Johns Hall 101.  Free.

 

Furman University Symphonic Winds present Masques, Reels, and Dances, Fri., Feb. 24, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 294-2086.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Herring Chamber Ensemble 20th Annual Winter Concert, February 26. Program features “Bluegrass Mass” with bluegrass band, contemporary choral selections, and vocal jazz settings of Gershwin-Berlin-Kearn and others. We enjoyed the Christmas program the Herring Ensemble gave us, now we can enjoy more. Concert in Daniel Chapel at Furman, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 26. Discounted tickets for OLLI members ($30 ticket for only $24) are available in the OLLI office.  Limited seating.

 

Still Time! The Peace Center invites you to experience world-renowned pianist, Lang Lang, Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. OLLI members will receive a special 15% off offer for this show. Order through the website using “OLLI” under the promotion code or call/visit the Peace Center Box Office, 864.467.3000 to purchase now.

 

February 10, 2017

The Spring Brochure is online.  Paper copies are scheduled to be mailed today.  Registration for Spring Term courses begins Tuesday, February 28 for course package holders and Thursday, March 2 for single course purchasers.  Need some help with online registration?  Drop by the computer lab (HC 104) for a short training on Wednesday, February 22, 12:20-1:20 p.m. or Thursday, February 23, 3-4 p.m.

 

You may have noticed we now have lids for our disposable coffee cups.  Please use a lid to cut down on spills.  Better yet, help our bottom line and the environment by bringing a travel mug with lid from home.  If you spill a drink, or notice a new spill, please let the office know so that we can address it right away.

 

We know you hate to miss class, but please be considerate of your friends here at OLLI.  If you are not feeling well, please consider staying home and/or taking other measures to stop the spread of colds and other viruses.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for you in the following bonus event.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

BTE1124 Twice-told Tales & Twice-sung Ballads of the Dark Corner Friday February 17 at 10 a.m. in room HC004.

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

READ A GOOD BOOK LATELY?  It’s not too late to join hundreds of OLLI members in enjoying One Foot in Eden by acclaimed NC author Ron Rash. Set in the area now covered by Lake Jocassee, its history, mystery and local color all in one! READ a loaner copy available in the office (or pick up a copy locally or online).

 

Finished reading One Foot in Eden and looking forward to sharing your thoughts about it with other readers? You’re invited to HC111 Mon., Feb. 13, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. for an informal book chat.  No reservation needed.

 

Whether you’ve read Ron Rash’s One Foot in Eden not, you’ll enjoy this event, a screening of the 1960 movie classic Wild River on Fri., Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Herring Center. OLLI member hosts Judy and Gary Aten will show how the movie’s setting and cultural impact foreshadow that of our book. This Elia Kazan/Montgomery Clift/Lee Remick film is preserved in the U.S. National Film Registry for its cultural, historic and aesthetic significance. Reservations essential; call (294-2998) or come by the Office.

 

Politics and Promise:  What’s Beneath South Carolina’s Reservoirs? with Dr. Steve O’Neill, Professor, Furman University Department of History.  Wednesday, March 1, 3:15 p.m., Crabtree Room at the Herring Center.  Sign up in the OLLI office.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Join OLLI friends for Breakfast in the Dining Hall Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8–10 a.m. Cost is just $5 for all-you-can-eat with your OLLI nametag.  Choices include made-to-order omelets, fruit, breads, eggs, bacon, coffee, juice, and much more.  Fix your plate and then enjoy your meal in the Faculty Dining Room, reserved that morning just for OLLI.  Valentines not required!

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, HC110, 12:30-1:15 p.m. February 14: Valentine’s Day Singalong with Bing Vick, Professor Emeritus, Music, Furman University and Artistic Director and Conductor, Greenville Chorale.

 

Love food? Well, we have the SIG for you! All OLLI Foodies are invited to a Food SIG informational meeting Wed., Feb. 15, 12:20 -1:20 p.m., HC105 to discuss possible ways OLLI members might come together to enjoy food in and out of the kitchen. Please let us know you are coming by e-mailing Barbara Wojack at nowo29@yahoo.com.

 

The Out and About Singles SIG will attend the Short Film Festival at the Gunter Theater Sun, Feb. 19. Cost is $10 per show. For more information, please contact Jana Kelley.  They will also visit Uptown Art on Saturday, March 4, 2-4 p.m. to “sip and paint.”  Cost is $26; please RSVP by February 16 to Ann Briskey.

 

Special event!  Turkey:  Democracy in Peril—And What it Means for the United States, presented by Jim Harrington, a human rights attorney with more than 40 years of experience and founder/director of the Texas Civil Rights Project.  Wednesday, February 22, 3:15-4:30 p.m., HC110.

 

The next Baiden Wall Exhibit will be March 27–May 19. ALL ABOUT DRAWING will include all forms of drawing media i.e. pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and chalk. OLLI members, instructors and staff may submit one piece. All artwork must be framed and ready to hang, wire attached. No saw tooth hangers and no easel backed photo frames please. Submission dates: Feb. 20- March 3. Entry forms available in the office or online.

 

WE NEED YOUR FAVORITE SMARTPHONE PICTURE TO DISPLAY IN THE CRABTREE ROOM ! OLLI members and staff may enter 5″ X 7″ smartphone photos in 1 of 3 ways: 1) send your name and a digital copy to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com and we will print your photo for you, 2) bring a 5”x7” print with a 1/4″ border and with your name on the back to the OLLI office, 3) bring your phone or tablet AND CHARGE CORD to the Herring Center from noon to 1:30 on Wed 2/15, Tues 2/28 or Thurs 3/2 and we will print your photo for you. Submission deadline March 6. Email furmanolliphoto@gmail.com  for detailed guidelines.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Ready to travel?  Check the website or stop by the OLLI office to learn more about OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip June 5-11, 2017 (learn more about Taos).  Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

 

In the Heart of Europe:  The Czech Republic is an OLLI course offered this spring by Furman professor Michael Svec.  In conjunction, Dr. Svec is offering an opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic this fall.  Join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 12:30-1:15 p.m., HC113.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman University Theatre presents Kappa Kappa Scream by Randall David Cook (Furman Class of 1991) Feb. 8-11 and 16-18 at 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Playhouse. Tickets can be purchased at The Playhouse and are $12 for OLLI members. For mature audiences only–not for those afraid of the dark!

 

The Furman Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos in concert Fri., Feb. 10, at 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall. A Sound Quality Concert Series event, tickets are $10 for seniors. For more information, call (864) 294-2086.

 

We are pleased to announce that the fifth TEDxFurmanU conference, “Uncharted Territory,” will take place Sat., Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Younts Conference Center. Learn more or register on the website.

 

Furman Symphony Orchestra in concert Friday, February 17, 8 p.m., McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 for seniors and available at the door.

 

The Greenville Jewish Federation presents the film Rosenwald, about Julius Rosenwald and the schools he built for African-American children in the South in the early 1900s.  Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m., Younts Conference Center.  Free, but registration is required.

 

Thunder at the Gates:  The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America, presented by Doug Egerton, professor of history at LeMoyne College.  Wednesday, February 22, 5 p.m., Johns Hall 101.  Free.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Herring Chamber Ensemble 20th Annual Winter Concert, February 26. Program features “Bluegrass Mass” with bluegrass band, contemporary choral selections, and vocal jazz settings of Gershwin-Berlin-Kearn and others. We enjoyed the Christmas program the Herring Ensemble gave us, now we can enjoy more. Concert in Daniel Chapel at Furman, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 26. Discounted tickets for OLLI members ($30 ticket for only $24) are available in the OLLI office.  Limited seating.

 

The Peace Center invites you to experience world-renowned pianist, Lang Lang, Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. OLLI members will receive a special 15% off offer for this show. Order through the website using “OLLI” under the promotion code or call/visit the Peace Center Box Office, 864.467.3000 to purchase now.