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January 5, 2018

Celebrating 25 years of Learning in Retirement

Happy New Year!

 

Welcome to the 2018 Winter Term–we look forward to seeing you!  There are still spots available in many of our courses; registration continues online and in the OLLI office.

Join us for the Back to OLLI Reception this Thursday, January 11, 3-4:30 p.m. in Manly Lobby.  Come enjoy a sweet treat and a cup of hot cider while visiting with OLLI friends old and new.  The New Member Orientation will be the same day, 2:30-3 p.m. in HC110. We’ll have cake as we toast our first 25 years!

*Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE!  In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, we will cancel OLLI classes and close the office.  We will send out an email and update the message on our main number, 864-294-2998, when there is a closing.

 

What happens when everyone at OLLI reads the same book?  …stay tuned for a big announcement about this year’s Read and Explore with OLLI.  You’ll hear about the chosen book and programming planned around it.  Free copies of the book will be available at Back to OLLI on Thursday beginning at 3 p.m.

 

Attention Class Liaisons!  All Class Liaisons are encouraged to attend the Liaison Refresher/Training on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m., HC113.

 

Dining Hall Parking alert:  In an effort to improve traffic and pedestrian safety, Furman Police and Facilities Services have permanently removed parking along Dining Hall Road. Timed parking spaces are available in the Dining Hall Lot, as well as a limited number of parking spaces for take-out only.  Those who have historically parked on Dining Hall Road are now encouraged to park on Dave Garrett Drive between the intramural fields. If you have questions about where to park, don’t hesitate to contact the office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be NO CLASS Monday, Jan. 16.  Furman will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

 

Looking for another course?  Consider these: Film Genres, Weather 101, The Columbian Exchange, At the Movies with George Stevens, and Explore the Baha’i Faith. Sign up online or in the OLLI office!

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, every Tuesday in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. Tuesday, January 16: “Exploring Alternative Treatments in Medical Care” led by Mark O’Rourke, Surgeon, Dir. Of Medical Oncology, medical Director of Greenville Hospital Center of Integrated Oncology & Survivorship.

 

Join us for a special Voice Recital Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. Four Furman music students will present the entirety of Franz Schubert’s monumental song cycle Winterreise, a tale of heartbreak and loss during the depths of winter that is considered to be one of the crown jewels of the German lieder (art song) genre. Performers include Ben Hartman (‘18), Annabelle Martin (‘18), Matthew Christopher (‘19), Grace Honohan (‘18), with Dr. Vivian Hamilton as the pianist. Reservations are helpful; call the office (294-2998) to let us know you’ll be there.  Free.

 

Chautauqua History Alive presents a private OLLI performance of George Washington, Courage, on Saturday, February 3 at 4 p.m. at the Herring Center. Ron Carnegie – “the” George Washington at Colonial Williamsburg performs. You’ll laugh – you’ll be amazed – you’ll have questions. And George Washington will answer them. OLLI Social precedes show. Tickets $5 – available with check or cash in the OLLI office.

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – ILLUSION TRAINING SESSION! Join Marty Shapiro (http://magicbymarty.com/) and the Technology SIG in a training session on illusions on Thursday, January 11, at 1:00 p.n., HC 004. Bring a shiny coin about the size of a 50-cent piece; it does not have to be US money. Questions, contact Reid Becker at (954) 646-9730.

 

An organizational meeting for the DAP SIG Learning Circle will be held Thur., Jan. 11 at 12:15 p.m., HC005. You are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. This Sig is open to all DAP GRADS who wish to deepen their understanding and practice of Dynamic Aging concepts. Facilitated weekly discussions will follow the format of Learning Circle/Elder Wisdom Circle Models. During the organizational meeting, specific DAP areas of interest will be selected, and a meeting time decided upon. Contact DAP Sig coordinator Debbie Call with questions.

 

The Bowling SIG league will begin Monday, January 22.  The organizational meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. at which we will create teams based upon the number of interested members. The league will be eight weeks long and will cost $64 total ($9 a week), which can be paid at the beginning of the season. By participating you are committing to paying that amount regardless if you bowl every week. You do not have to be a good bowler as the league is a handicap league. We bowl at AMF Star Lanes (740 S. Pleasantburg Dr.) Please contact Michael Halloran at Michael Halloran if you would like to participate.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

A special travel opportunity designed just for you! Revealing Yellowstone – June 9-17, 2018. Discover the marvels of Yellowstone National Park through the eyes of the 1871 Hayden Survey that revealed the wonderland of the Yellowstone region. See wildlife, follow the trails of the Native Americans, and trace the lasting impact of Buffalo Bill Cody. Join Yellowstone expert and OLLI instructor, Matt Hermes, and an expedition of fellow adventurers to discover natural, cultural, and historical facets of America’s first national park and the surrounding region. We’ll meet local experts, travel comfortably, and offer opportunities to get up close and personal with this sublime region. This will be an ACTIVE trip—exploring, optional hikes, etc. The cost of the trip is $2950 ($889 single supplement). Sound like the trip for you? Please take a few moments to review the trip details here. You may register by stopping by to see Heidi or calling 294-2997.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The Furman Department of Music presents a Faculty Recital with Matt Olson, saxophone on Tues., Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

 

Furman University alumna and soprano Jazmin Black Grollemund will perform Fri., Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Her performance is part of the Faculty Chamber Music Series. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or online. Contact the Furman University Music Department at 864-294-2086, or email FurmanMusic@furman.edu with questions.

 

Race and gender justice activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu will speak Friday, Jan. 12 during a Community Breakfast celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m., with the program following at 8:30 a.m. in the Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center on the Furman University campus. Tickets are $50 per person. RSVP to alumni@furman.edu or 864-294-3464 by Wednesday, Jan. 10.

 

Prints by Kent State University School of Art professor Taryn McMahon will be on display Jan. 15-Feb. 15 in Thompson Gallery on the Furman University campus. The artist will present a talk during a reception in the gallery Thursday, Feb. 15, 6-7:30 p.m. Regular Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Do you like to dance?  Have you ever considered square dancing?  OLLI members are invited to join the Thunderbird Square Dance Club of Greenville for Intro to Square Dance Lessons!  If you can count to 4, and know your right from your left, than you can square dance.  Come see what square dancing is all about on Mon., January 15, 7 p.m. at Landmark Hall. (156 Landmark Drive, Taylors).  No dancing experience needed. Intro class is Free! Call 244-3960 with questions. As the old saying goes… “Square Dancing is friendship set to music.” Click here for more information.

 

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00 pm to discuss George Washington’s Courage led by Dr. AV Huff.  A distinguished author and beloved OLLI Teacher, AV’s classes seldom have an empty seat. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

December 8, 2017

OLLI NOTES              December 8, 2017

 

Happy Holidays to you all!

The Office is open Mon-Thurs, 8:30-5, Fridays 8:30-4.  We will close December 19-January 1 for the holidays.

 

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

 

Thank you to those who sponsored a Bridges to a Brighter Future student for the holidays. Please remember to drop off all gifts at the OLLI office no later than Dec. 11. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

 

Cocoa and Carols with the Chorale! The Herring Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby to present a program of seasonal music. You’ll enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts (please bring something to share) and social time with OLLI friends Monday, December 11; reception at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m.  Free!  Reservations are helpful; call the office (294-2998) to let us know you’ll be there.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Looking for another course?  Here are a few to consider: Mozart, Film Genres, Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas, Life of Raymond Carver, Classic Cars, Explore the Baha’i Faith and Chess II. Sign up online or in the OLLI office!

 

Attention instructors past present and future! The Curriculum Committee encourages you to have fun with our 25th Anniversary. Can you think of a way to incorporate “25” into the class(es) you are developing for next academic year? Let’s see how creative you are.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Holiday Baking Classes at OLLI:  Cheryl Kraus, owner of Upcountry Provisions in Travelers Rest, will offer three holiday baking classes at OLLI.  Reservations required; sign up in the office (864.294.2998) for 1, 2, or all 3.  Time for each is 10:30-Noon, and there is an $8 materials fee for each class, which includes a snack.

December 13 – Holiday Pies, 3 crust methods

December 15 – Christmas Yule Log Cake

December 18 – Red Velvet Cake and Caramel Cake

 

We are looking for Class Liaisons for the Winter Term!  If you are interested in supporting our instructors in this way, please email Pam Roberson.  There will be a Class Liaison training Thurs., Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m.

 

The gift that keeps on giving – the gift of OLLI! OLLI gift certificates are available in any amount in the OLLI office (294-2998).

 

Share your favorite recipes! As part of the 25th Anniversary we are planning an OLLI Cookbook. Please don’t be shy! Email your recipes, including the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone.

 

The OLLI Consort (recorders and guitar) will perform at The Woodlands on Wednesday, December 13 at 1:45 p.m.  They will also perform in the lobby of Greenville Memorial Hospital on Grove Road on Friday, December 15 at 11 a.m. All are welcome to enjoy holiday music.

 

Call for Photos! “OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase–“Moving Water Theme” We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition is a juried exhibit and will go up in January.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted here, pick up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com or drop off submissions to at the OLLI Office.  Submissions due by Dec. 15. Only one submission per artist please.

 

OLLI @ Furman Winter Term Baiden Wall exhibit will be January 16 – March 13, 2018. The title for this exhibit is “ALL ABOUT ANIMALS.” Submission dates are December 4-January 5.  All forms of artwork are eligible for this exhibit including photography, paintings, drawing, fabric art, woodworking, etc., that contain the theme “About Animals” whether wild or domestic.  Each 2-dimensional entry must be matted and framed. Hanging wire is required on all entries. No saw tooth hangers please. Quilts or fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Smaller and freestanding items will be displayed in glass cases. Artwork is limited to one per person. Submission forms available here or in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman’s Social Cognition and Aging Lab is conducting two different studies about memory strategies and interpersonal interactions. Both studies are online surveys that you can complete from the comfort of your own home. Time needed to complete the surveys range from half an hour to an hour. You will be compensated for your participation. To see if you qualify for either study, email psychologyresearch@furman.edu.

 

The Greenville Chorale, joined by the Blue Ridge High School Concert Choir, will share the holiday spirit at Christmas with The Chorale on Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Always one of the Upstate’s finest and most anticipated holiday concerts, this evening will thrill the heart with beautiful music from the Chorale – and from the audience as it joins in on the annual sing-along! OLLI discount is 20% for tickets. $30 ticket for only $24 in the OLLI office. Open seating, so come early and pick your seat.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Check out the annual Downtown Greenville Holiday Happening now through December 10 to support local downtown businesses! Check out the website for more information.

 

Lunchbox Learning at the Upcountry History Museum: Mary Breu, author, will present on her book Last Letters from Attu Dec. 13 at noon. Reservations required. Learn more here or call 864.467.3100.

 

Centre Stage presents Happy Christmas Shirley, December 5 – 17.  Shows run Tuesday through Sunday, and all seats are reserved (Tues.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sat matinee 2 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.) Call the box office at 864.233.6733 or visit the website.  Use the “OLLI” discount code to save $5 off the $30 Center Section (the best one!).

 

The Greenville Little Theatre presents Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose, December 7-17. Also playing is Frosty, December 12-16. For tickets for either show order on the website or call 864-233-6238.

 

Looking for holiday activities to enjoy with grandchildren? Visit the Upcountry History Museum Calendar to learn of many options including Holiday Family Fun Flicks, Toddler Time, UHM Kids Book Club, Mrs. Claus’s Gingerbread Workshop and more!  Join special guest, Kathryn Smith (author of The Gatekeeper), for a holiday edition of the Upcountry History Museum’s Monday Matinee Movies, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Learn more here.

 

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday at Peace Dec. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec.17 at 3 p.m. at the Peace Center.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the  website.

 

Seeking to learn Chinese, Italian, Russian or other languages? Upstate International is enrolling for their Winter Language Classes. Beginner, intermediate, advanced and conversational classes are available during the day and evening. Learn more here.

 

Do you have a 9:00 class, then no class at 10:45?  If yes, you have the perfect opportunity to deliver sunshine & lunch to local homebound clients served by Meals on Wheels of Greenville County. Meals on Wheels routes come with directions, are 8-15 stops and take about an hour to complete. Volunteers pick up meals Monday–Friday at the First Baptist Church parking lot in downtown Travelers Rest at 10:45. It’s more fun with a friend, so grab a friend from OLLI and share some sunshine. Interested? Visit www.pcegreenville.com and complete the “Questionnaire” (or pick one up in the OLLI Office) or call Molly Fitzpatrick at 864-836-4289.

 

We send our warmest h-OLLI-day wishes for a safe and happy season!

December 1, 2017

The OLLI Office is open 8:30-5, Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays through December 18.

 

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

 

Thank you to those who sponsored a Bridges to a Brighter Future student for the holidays. Please remember to drop off all gifts at the OLLI office no later than Dec. 11. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

 

Cocoa and Carols with the Chorale! The Herring Chamber Ensemble of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby to present a program of seasonal music.  You’ll enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts (please bring something to share) and social time with OLLI friends Monday, December 11; reception at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m.  Free!  Reservations are helpful; call the office (294-2998) to let us know you’ll be there.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Looking for another course?  Here are a few to consider: Mozart, Film Genres, Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas, Life of Raymond Carver, Classic Cars, Explore the Baha’i Faith and Chess II. Sign up online or in the OLLI office!

Attention instructors past present and future! The Curriculum Committee encourages you to have fun with our 25th Anniversary. Can you think of a way to incorporate “25” into the class(es) you are developing for next academic year? Let’s see how creative you are.

 

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

It’s not too late to be a part of our annual Christmas Caroling on Tuesday, December 5 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 pm., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m. This has been an enjoyable event for several years. Gloria Larkin leads the singing and Connie Kane-Maguire helps organize. For more information, please contact Connie at 864.915.2461.  It is important for us to know in advance how many will be there to sing.

 

Wear your holiday favorites and join us Wednesday, Dec. 6, 8:30-10:30 a.m. for an OLLI Breakfast in the Furman Dining Hall! A perfect time to share with OLLI friends before the holidays. Although the OLLI dining hall discount is not available in December, it will be for this breakfast only. Just $6 with your OLLI nametag!

 

Holiday Baking Classes at OLLI:  Cheryl Kraus, owner of Upcountry Provisions in Travelers Rest, will offer three holiday baking classes at OLLI.  Reservations required; sign up in the office (864.294.2998) for 1, 2, or all 3.  Time for each is 10:30-Noon, and there is an $8 materials fee for each class, which includes a snack.

December 13 – Holiday Pies, 3 crust methods

December 15 – Christmas Yule Log Cake

December 18 – Red Velvet Cake and Caramel Cake

 

Greg Peters will offer an introductory workshop on flash photography on Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m., HC111. It is a great way to control light, make unique images, and improve nature and landscape pictures.  The emphasis will be on understanding the benefits of flash, but feel free to bring your camera and any flash equipment you have. You may follow up the workshop with some research for your particular equipment.

Still wondering what to do with your Eclipse glasses? Bring them to OLLI and we will take it from there. Bob Moore is sending Eclipse glasses to underdeveloped countries for the 2019 Eclipse (that one will not be making its way to South Carolina.) Look for a box in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Bob Moore.

 

OLLI @ Furman Winter Term Baiden Wall exhibit will be January 16 – March 13, 2018. The title for this exhibit is “ALL ABOUT ANIMALS.” Submission dates are December 4-January 5.  All forms of artwork are eligible for this exhibit including photography, paintings, drawing, fabric art, woodworking, etc., that contain the theme “About Animals” whether wild or domestic.  Each 2-dimensional entry must be matted and framed. Hanging wire is required on all entries. No saw tooth hangers please. Quilts or fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Smaller and freestanding items will be displayed in glass cases. Artwork is limited to one per person. Submission forms available here or in the OLLI office.

 

Share your favorite recipes! As part of the 25th Anniversary we are planning an OLLI Cookbook. Please don’t be shy! Email your recipes, including the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone.

 

The Martin Luther King Day of Service at Furman University will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018. The Personal and Community Engagement Initiative (PCE) is working with Heller Service Corps to place OLLI members who want to participate in a MLK Day service project. There will be indoor and outdoor opportunities to benefit local agencies/organizations.  Volunteer hours will be from 9:30am to 12:30pm. To indicate your interest or learn more about specifics, contact Jean Blank, 864-239-0110.

 

Call for Photos! “OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase–“Moving Water Theme” We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition is a juried exhibit and will go up in January.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted here, pick up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com or drop off submissions to at the OLLI Office.  Submissions due by Dec. 15. Only one submission per artist please.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman students want to dance with you! Join Furman Swing and Shag & Zeta Tau Alpha for Snow Ball on Monday, December 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m. This swing and shag event will be held in the Trone Center, Watkins Room. RSVP to Christina.Sturgeon@furman.edu.

 

Furman will host its annual Moravian Love Feast service Sunday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. The event is free, and is presented by Furman’s Office of the Chaplains. Visit the website to learn more.

 

The Greenville Chorale, joined by the Blue Ridge High School Concert Choir, will share the holiday spirit at Christmas with The Chorale on Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Always one of the Upstate’s finest and most anticipated holiday concerts, this evening will thrill the heart with beautiful music from the Chorale – and from the audience as it joins in on the annual sing-along! OLLI discount is 20% for tickets. $30 ticket for only $24 in the OLLI office. Open seating, so come early and pick your seat.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The World Affairs Council Upstate, in partnership with Furman University, presents “Russia and American Relations in the Age of Putin” on Thursday, December 7, 8:30-10:00am at Ogletree Deakins (300 N. Main St., Downtown Greenville). $5 for non-members.  Click here to register. Coffee and scones provided.

Lunchbox Learning at the Upcountry History Musem: Mary Breu, author, will present on her book Last Letters from Attu Dec. 13 at noon. Reservations required. Learn more here or call 864.467.3100

Looking for holiday activities to enjoy with grandchildren? Visit the Upcountry History Museum Calendar to learn of many options including Holiday Family Fun Flicks, Toddler Time, UHM Kids Book Club, Mrs. Claus’s Gingerbread Workshop and more!

 

Join special guest, Kathryn Smith (author of The Gatekeeper), for a holiday edition of the Upcountry History Museum’s Monday Matinee Movies, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Seeking to learn Chinese, Italian, Russian or other languages? Upstate International is enrolling for their Winter Language Classes. Beginner, intermediate, advanced and conversational classes are available during the day and in the evening. Learn more here.

November 17, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

The OLLI Office will be closed November 22 through November 26.  We hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.  The Office will reopen Monday, November 27.

 

Thank you for your patience as our registration system experienced a few hiccups on Tuesday.  We think we have resolved any issues that resulted, but if you have concerns about your registration please check with the office. Registration continues online and in the office. Some classes and bonus events have already filled, so please consider having a backup. If you are on a waitlist, please know that we are working to see where we can add people to classes.  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.

 

A lot has happened since 1993! The OLLI@Furman 25th Anniversary Celebration officially begins on January 11, 2018.  Please click this link to read about the various committees forming.  There are volunteer opportunities for everyone to share their time and talents.  Please contact Sally Bornmueller to indicate how you can help.  This will be a year-long celebration including a wide variety of events.  Join us!

 

COURSE CHANGES

PHO1615  Artistry for Photographers has moved to Fridays at 9 a.m. It will NOT be taught on Thursdays at 9 a.m., as listed in the brochure.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder to all interested in offering a Spring18 class, the course proposal form deadline is December 1.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls!  Help decorate the OLLI Tree Tues., Nov. 21, 10 a.m.  Bring a treat to share and enjoy music to get into the spirit as you get Manly Lobby ready for the holidays.

Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Tuesday, December 5 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 pm., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m. This has been an enjoyable event for several years, and we welcome former and new singers. Gloria Larkin leads the singing and Connie Kane-Maguire helps organize. For more information, please contact Connie at 864.915.2461.  It is important for us to know in advance how many will be there to sing.

 

Wear your holiday favorites and join us Wednesday, Dec. 6, 8:30-10:30 a.m. for an OLLI Breakfast in the Furman Dining Hall! A perfect time to share with OLLI friends before the holidays. Although the OLLI dining hall discount is not available in December, it will be for this breakfast only. Just $6 with your OLLI nametag!

 

OLLI Cocoa and Carols with the Chorale! Members of the Greenville Chorale will join us in Manly Lobby.  They will present a program of seasonal music.  You’ll also enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long, warm drinks, yummy desserts (please bring something to share) and social time with OLLI friends on Monday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Reservations are helpful. Call the office (294-2998) to let us know you’ll be there.

 

The self-publishing class, Publish Your Story, is proud to announce the release of Reflections—a collection of memoir, poetry and family stories written by class participants, aka the OLLI Indie Writers. Copies are available for preview and/or purchase at the Lulu bookstore. Ours is the one with the lovely foliage cover photo by class member Marcella Thaler.

 

Recipes Needed! As part of the 25th Anniversary we are planning for an OLLI@ Furman Cookbook. All OLLI members and instructors are invited to share favorite recipes. Please don’t be shy! Submit recipes to olliatfurmancookbook@gmail.com; include the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone.

 

Still wondering what to do with your Eclipse glasses? Bring them to OLLI and we will take it from there. Bob Moore is sending Eclipse glasses to underdeveloped countries for the 2019 Eclipse (that one will not be making its way to South Carolina.) Look for a box in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Bob Moore.

OLLI @ Furman Winter Term Baiden Wall exhibit will be January 16 – March 13, 2018. The title for this exhibit is “ALL ABOUT ANIMALS.” Submission dates are December 4-January 5.  All forms of artwork are eligible for this exhibit including photography, paintings, drawing, fabric art, woodworking, etc., that contain the theme “About Animals” whether wild or domestic.  Each 2-dimensional entry must be matted and framed. Hanging wire is required on all entries. No saw tooth hangers please. Quilts or fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Smaller and freestanding items will be displayed in glass cases. Artwork is limited to one per person. Submission forms available here or in the OLLI office.

Interested in FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY? Greg Peters will offer an introductory workshop on flash photography on Friday, Dec 8 at 10 a.m. in the Herring Center. It’s a great way to control light and make unique images and to improve nature and landscape pictures as well.  The emphasis will be on understanding the benefits of flash, but feel free to bring your camera and any flash equipment you have. You may follow up the workshop with some research for your particular equipment.

 

The Martin Luther King Day of Service at Furman University will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018. The Personal and Community Engagement Initiative (PCE) is working with Heller Service Corps to place OLLI members who want to participate in a MLK Day service project. There will be indoor and outdoor opportunities to benefit local agencies/organizations.  Volunteer hours will be from 9:30am to 12:30pm. To indicate your interest or learn more about specifics, contact Jean Blank, 864-239-0110.

 

Call for Photos!  “OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase–“Moving Water Theme” We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition is a juried exhibit and will go up in January.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted here, pick up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com or drop off submissions to at the OLLI Office.  Submissions due by Dec. 15. Only one submission per artist please.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman Symphonic Winds will present its annual fall concert tonight, Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series event are $10 for seniors. Learn more here.

 

Furman University Theatre presents the musical If/Then Nov. 17-18 at 8 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee Nov. 19. All performances take place in the Furman University Playhouse. Tickets are $15 for OLLI members. Tickets are available may be ordered online here or by calling the Theatre Box Office at 864-294-2125.

 

Furman is expanding its presence in downtown Greenville in a partnership with the M. Judson bookstore on Main Street. You are invited to attend the grand opening of Furman on Main at M. Judson Booksellers on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m. Event attendees will receive a 15 percent discount on all merchandise inside the store until closing at 9 p.m.
A Furman grad needs your help!  James Hughes (’15) is completing his Masters Degree in Applied Psychology.  He is looking for volunteers to complete a survey on Ageism and Leadership. It should only take 5 to 15 minutes to complete, and all responses are 100% anonymous and confidential. Email James at jmhughes@usc.edu with questions, comments, or concerns. To complete the survey, follow this link.

 

The Furman Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and Oratorio Chorus will present Handel’s Messiah Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The event is open to the public and is presented by the Furman Department of Music. Tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series event are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth. For more information or advance ticket sales, call the Furman Music Office at 864.294.2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu. Tickets may also be ordered online.

 

Furman students want to dance with you! Join Furman Swing and Shag & Zeta Tau Alpha for Snow Ball on Monday, December 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m. This swing and shag event will be held in the Trone Center, Watkins Room. RSVP to Christina.Sturgeon@furman.edu.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The History Museum of Travelers Rest (3 Edwards Street) invites you to a Community Shred Event, Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. – noon. See guidelines on the website.

November 10, 2017

Happy Veterans Day, OLLI veterans. We appreciate your service!

 

The Fall Term has come to an end. We hope you enjoyed your classes, bonus events and other OLLI related activities.  Thank you to all of the instructors who taught interesting classes, volunteers who kept things running smoothly, and all who took a course or attended a bonus event.  Please take a few minutes to complete course evaluations for each course you took.  Following are the links to complete your evaluations online, or you can pick up paper copies of the survey in the office.

To complete the general course evaluation: General Course Evaluation

For the exercise and fitness course evaluation: Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation

For the hobbies, art, and music course evaluation: Hobbies, Art and Music Evaluation

 

Winter Registration begins November 14 (8 a.m.) for course package holders and November 16 (8 a.m.) for single course purchasers. Make sure you go online this weekend to READY YOUR ACCOUNT  by checking 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. Register at the Herring Center if you register in person on Tuesday or Thursday, beginning at 8 a.m.

 

The OLLI @ Furman 25th Anniversary Celebration will officially begin on January 11, 2018.  Please click this link to read about the various committees being formed.  As you will see, there are volunteer opportunities for everyone to share their time and talents.  Please contact Sally Bornmueller to indicate how you would like to be involved!

 

COURSE CHANGES

PHO1615  Artistry for Photographers has moved to Fridays at 9 p.m.  It will NOT be taught on Thursdays at 9 a.m., as listed in the brochure.

 

COURSE MAKE-UP TIMES *denotes change from original day or location

Mon., Nov. 13 Tues., Nov. 14 Wed., Nov.15 Thurs., Nov. 16 Fri., Nov. 17
9 a.m. – *Physicians of Greenville, HC004

1:30 p.m. – Yoga for the Optimal You, HC110

 

9 a.m. – Aquacize, PAC

9 a.m. – Adobe Lightroom 6 Basics,  HC104

9 a.m. – Beginning Guitar, HC005

9 a.m. – T’ai Chi for Seniors, HC110

10:45 a.m. – Mill Town, HC110

10:45 a.m. – Destinos,  HC105

10:45 a.m. – The *Knitting Hour, HC113

1:30 p.m. – More Interesting Moments, Younts Center

 

9 a.m. – Bridge Bidding, HC113

10:45 a.m. – Back Again: Visionaries and Idealists, HC111

1:30 p.m. – Even More Advanced Zentangle, HC113

 

 

10:45 a.m. – Moral Imagination of Bob Dylan, HC004

10:45am – *Writer’s Explore New Heights, HC113

10:45am – The Hebrew Prophets, HC103

1:30pm – Survey of Jewish History, HC103

1:30pm – Let’s Plan that Special Vacation, HC113

1:30 p.m. – American Identities, HC004

 

9 a.m. – Qi Gong, HC110

9:30 a.m. – Portraits In Oil, HC005

 

 

NOTE: Hiking Class make-up times will be distributed by instructor or class liaison.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls!  Help decorate the OLLI Tree Tues., Nov. 21, 10 a.m.  Bring a treat to share and enjoy music to get into the spirit as you get Manly Lobby ready for the holidays.

The self-publishing class, Publish Your Story, is proud to announce the release of Reflections—a collection of memoir, poetry and family stories written by class participants, aka the OLLI Indie Writers. Copies are available for preview and/or purchase at the Lulu bookstore. Ours is the one with the lovely foliage cover photo by class member Marcella Thaler.

 

As part of the 25th Anniversary an OLLI@ Furman Cookbook is being explored. All OLLI members and instructors are invited to share your favorite recipes! Please don’t be shy! Submit recipes to olliatfurmancookbook@furman.edu and be sure to include the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone should clarification be needed.

 

Christmas Caroling! Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Tuesday, December 5 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East with rehearsal beginning at 1 and caroling ending at 4:30 p.m. or so.  It is important to know ahead whether you plan to sing, so please contact Connie Kane-Maguire at 864.915.2461.

 

OLLI @ Furman Winter Term Baiden Wall exhibit will be January 16 – March 13, 2018. The title for this exhibit is “ALL ABOUT ANIMALS.” Submission dates are December 4, 2017 to January 5, 2018.  All forms of artwork are eligible for this exhibit including photography, paintings, drawing, fabric art, woodworking, etc., that contains the theme “About Animals” whether wild or domestic.  Each 2-dimensional entry must be matted and framed. Hanging wire is required on all entries. No saw tooth hangers please. Quilts or fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Smaller and freestanding items will be displayed in glass cases. Artwork is limited to one per person. Submission forms will be available here or in the OLLI office.

 

Call for Photos!  “OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase–“Moving Water Theme” We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition is a juried exhibit and will go up in January.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted here, pick up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com or drop off submissions to at the OLLI Office.  Submissions due by Dec. 15. Only one submission per artist please.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

A Furman Alum needs your help!  James Hughes (’15) is completing his Masters Degree in Applied Psychology.  He is looking for volunteers to complete a survey on Ageism and Leadership. It should only take 5 to 15 minutes to complete, and all responses are 100% anonymous and confidential. Email James at jmhughes@usc.edu with questions, comments, or concerns.To complete the survey, follow this link.

 

Dr. DIY A ABDO will host an “Every Campus a Refuge” conversation on Monday, November 13 at 5 p.m. in the Trone Center Burgiss Theatre. This free event is hosted by the Refugee Task Force.

 

Furman Symphonic Winds will present its annual fall concert Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series event are $10 for seniors. Learn more here.

 

Furman University Theatre will present the musical If/Then Nov. 10 & 11 and Nov. 15-18 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in the Furman University Playhouse. Tickets are $15 for OLLI members. Tickets are available may be ordered online here or by calling the Theatre Box Office at 864-294-2125.

 

Bridges to a Brighter Future will be collecting non-perishable food for the Triune Mercy Center November 13-17. Look for a donation box in the Herring Center Lobby.  Canned fruit, canned vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, bottled water, soup, etc. would all be welcomed!

 

The World Affairs Council Upstate, in partnership with Furman University, invites you to the America and the World lecture series.  Dr. Kate Kaup will present Pivots and Turns in US-Asia Relations on Wednesday, November 15, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Ogletree Deakins (300 N. Main St, Downtown Greenville)  Free to UI/WACU members;  $5 for non-members. Click here to register.

 

The Furman Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and Oratorio Chorus will present Handel’s Messiah Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The event is open to the public and is presented by the Furman Department of Music. Tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series event are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth. For more information or advance ticket sales, call the Furman Music Office at 864.294.2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu. Tickets may also be ordered online.

 

Furman students want to dance with you! Join Furman Swing and Shag & Zeta Tau Alpha for Snow Ball on Monday, December 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m. This swing and shag event will be held in the Trone Center, Watkins Room. RSVP to Christina.Sturgeon@furman.edu.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Greenville County Veteran Affairs will present a Veterans Day Program on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Greenville County Veterans Memorial Wall (301 University Ridge). It will be an outdoor event with seating, parking and treats! Contact the Veterans Affairs office at 864.467.7230 for more information.

 

Shredding & E-Waste Recycling Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the new public works facility located at 475 Fairforest Way, Greenville. Dispose of unwanted electronics and have sensitive documents destroyed and recycled in a secure manner. Visit the website for details of this event hosted by the City of Greenville!

 

November 3, 2017

The Fall Term is coming to an end. We hope you enjoyed your classes, bonus events and other OLLI related activities.  Thank you to all of the instructors who taught interesting classes, volunteers who kept things running smoothly, and all who took a course or attended a bonus event.  Please take a few minutes to complete course evaluations for each course you took.  Following are the links to complete your evaluations online, or you can pick up paper copies of the survey in the office.

To complete the general course evaluation: General Course Evaluation

For the exercise and fitness course evaluation: Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation

For the hobbies, art, and music course evaluation: Hobbies, Art and Music Evaluation

 

The Winter brochure is available online and should arrive at your homes next week. Registration for the Winter Term begins November 14 (8 a.m.) for course package holders and November 16 (8 a.m.) for single course purchasers. Please READY YOUR ACCOUNT  by checking your Username and Password now so that login will be smooth when your register. If you need assistance with your log-in we’ll have someone in the computer lab (HC104) on Thursday, November 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

 

Join us for the next recital featuring our beautiful grand piano on Monday, November 6 at 4 p.m. in Manly Lobby. Contemporary music specialist and Furman professor Daniel Koppelman and composer/technologist Christopher Dobrian will present a recital of interactive music for piano and computer. The concert program includes both composed and improvised pieces in which the sound of the piano is mediated and processed by the computer, as well as pieces in which the piano itself is the interface for intelligent interaction between pianist and computer.  Free. RSVPs to the OLLI Office are helpful so that we know how many chairs to set up.

 

Dr. Charles Davis, Furman’s First Gentleman, has published a cookbook, In the Kitchen at White Oaks, featuring recipes from the families of presidents John Plyler (1939-1964), Gordon Blackwell (1965-1976), John E. Johns (1976-1994), David Shi (1994-2010), Carl Kohrt (2013-14) and, of course, Elizabeth Davis.  Get your copies at a special book sale and signing in the Herring Center lobby on Thursday, November 9, 11:30-1.  Charles Davis will be here to sign books, and we will also be joined by OLLI members Martha Johns (First Lady of Furman 1976-1994) and John Plyler, whose father was President of Furman 1939-1964.  Books will be available for purchase in the Herring Center lobby that day for $24.99 plus tax.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in this Friday Bonus Event on Nov. 10:

Crafting Angel Ornaments –10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., HC113

Design Elements of Japanese Gardens – 10 a.m. – noon, HC105

 

Sign up in the OLLI office or call 864.294.2998.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics.  Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110.  Bring your lunch and enjoy! Nov. 7, “Birds and Bird Photography in South Carolina,” Anthony Q Martin, associate professor – Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University, and photographer/birding expert, Lake Conestee.

 

The OLLI @ Furman 25th Anniversary Celebration will officially begin on January 11, 2018.  Please click this link to read about the various committees being formed.  As you will see, there are volunteer opportunities for everyone to share their time and talents.  Please contact Sally Bornmueller to indicate how you would like to be involved!

 

The OLLI Travel SIG will meet tonight, Friday, November 3, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room in the Furman Dining Hall.  After some socializing and prepared remarks, we will have the opportunity to dine together in the dining hall for only $6 with your OLLI nametag. We will hear about trips being planned for later this year. One member will share some of his experience and advice on how to plan train trips around North America and Europe if you enjoy watching the world go by out a train window.

 

Looking to “give back” with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests? Your OLLI peers can help! Visit the Community Volunteer SIG on Wed., Nov. 8, 12:20–1:30 p.m. in HC004 to learn about opportunities with 19 organizations. We will feature United Ministries and Harvest Hope Food Bank. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

The Carillons and Bells Class and OLLI Consort SIG (recorders) will perform in the Lobby on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 3:15 p.m.  Come by to see and hear what we’re all about!

 

Save the Date! Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Tuesday, December 5 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East with rehearsal beginning at 1 and caroling ending at 4:30 p.m. or so.  It is important to know ahead whether you plan to sing, so please contact Connie Kane-Maguire at 864.915.2461.

 

As part of the 25th Anniversary an OLLI@ Furman Cookbook is being explored. We are excited about the opportunity to showcase the many culinary talents housed within our OLLI membership. All OLLI members and instructors are invited to share your favorite recipes! As submissions are compiled we will know better about the timing of the cookbook release and if a call for more recipes will be needed. Please don’t be shy! Recipes can be submitted to olliatfurmancookbook@furman.edu. Please be sure to include the complete recipe, your name, e-mail address and contact phone should clarification be needed.

 

Call for Photos!  “OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase–“Moving Water Theme” We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition is a juried exhibit and will go up in January.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted here, pick up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com or drop off submissions to at the OLLI Office.  Submissions due by Dec. 15. Only one submission per artist please.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Help a Furman student! Help psychology students by participating in two different research studies:

  1. The Social Cognition and Aging Lab needs volunteers to complete an online survey about your personal experiences with memory tasks. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will be compensated $3 for your time. You must be 65 or older. Sessions will be in the Herring Center Computer Lab (HC104): November 6, 12:30-2:30 p.m. No need to RSVP, just come! If you would like to help but are unavailable during the times above, email for an appointment.
  2. Help with a second study on mindfulness to support Positive Psychology Research. You’ll complete a paper survey in the Herring Center lobby and it will take about 25 minutes. 9:30-11 or after 1 p.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday next week.  Contact Anna Peddle to schedule an appointment.

 

Join Judy Aten, OLLI Instructor and retired teacher of English, playwriting and acting, for an exploration of the works of Katherine Hepburn at the Upcountry History Museum’s Friday Flicks. Each program will begin with a short talk on the story behind the film, followed by screening of the film, and ending with a brief Q&A. November 3, Bringing Up Baby and November 10, The African Queen. All programs begin at 1:00 pm. and are free to museum members and free with regular museum admission. Learn more here.

 

The Riley Institute, the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, and the Shi Center for Sustainability present Climate Change is Real:  Now What? on November 8-9, 7 p.m. both evenings, in the Younts Center at Furman.  The 2-day conference features a variety of compelling speakers, including former astronaut Charles Bolden and former US Congressman Bob Inglis.  Learn more here.  Free.

 

The Woodlands at Furman (1500 Trailhead Court) invites all OLLI members to their 8th Annual Holiday Fair on Friday, November 10 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Stop by and enjoy unique gift items, raffle, music and so much more.

 

Furman University Theatre will present the musical If/Then Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in the Furman University Playhouse. Tickets are $15 for OLLI members. Tickets are available may be ordered online here or by calling the Theatre Box Office at 864-294-2125.

 

The World Affairs Council Upstate, in partnership with Furman University, invites you to the America and the World lecture series.  Dr. Kate Kaup will present Pivots and Turns in US-Asia Relations on Wednesday, November 15, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Ogletree Deakins (300 N. Main St, Downtown Greenville)  Free to UI/WACU members;  $5 for non-members. Click here to register.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville Zoo invites you to their Conservation Lecture Series on Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Learn more and pre-register here.

 

October 27, 2017

OLLI NOTES              October 27, 2017

 

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

 

The Winter brochure is available online and should arrive at your homes next week. Registration for the Winter Term begins November 14 (8 a.m.) for course package holders and November 16 (8 a.m.) for single course purchasers. If you need to pick up an extra copy for a friend, be watching by the front door late next week.

 

Join us for the next recital featuring our beautiful grand piano on Monday, November 6 at 4 p.m. in Manly Lobby. Contemporary music specialist and Furman professor Daniel Koppelman and composer/technologist Christopher Dobrian will present a recital of interactive music for piano and computer. The concert program includes both composed and improvised pieces in which the sound of the piano is mediated and processed by the computer, as well as pieces in which the piano itself is the interface for intelligent interaction between pianist and computer.  Free. RSVPs to the OLLI Office are helpful so that we know how many chairs to set up.

 

Help a local family! Bridges to a Brighter Future is a Furman program for high school students whose potential outdistances their circumstances. You are invited to sponsor a Bridges student for the holidays by purchasing gifts from a wish list (perhaps with a surprise or two). Sign up and learn more with Bridges representative, Dean Bailey, in the Manly Lobby from 12-1:30 p.m. next week, Tue/Wed/Thurs. All donations due back by Mon., Dec. 11. Donation cap is $100. This is a great opportunity to share with OLLI friends!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in this Friday Bonus Event on Nov. 3Quilt Exhibition by UpCountry Quilters Guild – 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (Pickens) Over 100 quilts made by local quilters will be on display at the judged quilt show, “Stitches That Bind Us.” Sign up in the OLLI office.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics.  Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110.  Bring your lunch and enjoy! Oct. 31, “The History of Furman by Our Favorite Historian,” Judy Bainbridge, retired Furman faculty, OLLI member, Greenville News columnist.

 

The Photography Committee invites you to Photoshop for Lightroom Users, Friday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.–noon, HC104 (Computer Lab). This program will discuss and show how to use Photoshop after processing images in Lightroom to further enhance them. Discussion topics will include focus stacking, blending images, content aware move, changing backgrounds and using filters. Prerequisite is a working knowledge of Lightroom. Proficiency level 2 or 3 recommended.  Contact Stephen Singer with questions.

 

The OLLI Travel SIG will meet on Friday, November 3, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room in the Furman Dining Hall.  After some socializing and prepared remarks, we will have the opportunity to dine together in the dining hall for only $6 with your OLLI nametag. We will hear about trips being planned for later this year. One member will share some of his experience and advice on how to plan train trips around North America and Europe if you enjoy watching the world go by out a train window.

 

Looking to “give back” with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests? Your OLLI peers can help! Visit the Community Volunteer SIG on Wed., Nov. 8, 12:20–1:30 p.m. in HC004 to learn about opportunities with 19 organizations. We will feature United Ministries and Harvest Hope Food Bank. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

Dr. Charles Davis, Furman’s First Gentleman, has published a cookbook, In the Kitchen at White Oaks, featuring recipes from the families of presidents John Plyler (1939-1964), Gordon Blackwell (1965-1976), John E. Johns (1976-1994), David Shi (1994-2010), Carl Kohrt (2013-14) and, of course, Elizabeth Davis.  Get your copies at a special book sale and signing in the Herring Center lobby on Thursday, November 9, 11:30-1.  Charles Davis will be here to sign books, and we will also be joined by OLLI members Martha Johns (First Lady of Furman 1976-1994) and John Plyler, whose father was President of Furman 1939-1964.  Books will be available for purchase in the Herring Center lobby that day for $24.99 plus tax.

 

Call for Photos!  “OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase–“Moving Water Theme” We hope you are enjoying the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room.  The next exhibition is a juried exhibit and will go up in January.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate in this exhibit, follow the application guidelines posted here, pick up in OLLI office, or request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Then e-mail your name, title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com or drop off submissions to at the OLLI Office.  Submissions due by Dec. 15. Only one submission per artist please.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Help a Furman student! Help psychology students by participating in two different research studies:

  1. The Social Cognition and Aging Lab needs volunteers to complete an online survey about your personal experiences with memory tasks. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will be compensated $3 for your time. You must be 65 or older. Sessions will be in the Herring Center Computer Lab (HC104): Mondays, Oct. 30 and November 6, 12:30-2:30 p.m. No need to RSVP, just come! If you would like to help but are unavailable during the times above, email for an appointment.
  2. Help with a second study on mindfulness to support Positive Psychology Research. You’ll complete a paper survey in the Herring Center lobby and it will take about 25 minutes. 9:30-11 or after 1 p.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday next week.  Contact Anna Peddle to schedule an appointment.

 

The Furman Percussion Ensemble in concert Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall, directed by Furman music professor Omar Carmenates. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.

 

The Blood Connection will be at Furman for a Blood Drive Tue., Oct. 30, 11 am–4 pm! Make an appointment here. Come out and help save three lives!

 

The Furman Department of Music presents a recital featuring faculty members Charles Tompkins (organ) and Gary Malvern (trumpet) Mon., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., Daniel Memorial Chapel. The concert begins with works by J.S. Bach and Felix Mendelssohn in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Free!

 

The High Noon lecture series continues, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville. November 1, “Are You Fake News? Belief, Outrage and Incivility in the New Media Environment” presented by Drs. John Armstrong and Brandon Inabinet, Communication Studies, Furman University. Free.  See the full schedule on the website.

 

Join Judy Aten, OLLI Instructor and retired teacher of English, playwriting and acting, for an exploration of the works of Katherine Hepburn at the Upcountry History Museum’s Friday Flicks. Each program will begin with a short talk on the story behind the film, followed by screening of the film, and ending with a brief Q&A. November 3, Bringing Up Baby and November 10, The African Queen. All programs begin at 1:00 pm. and are free to museum members and free with regular museum admission. Learn more here.

 

The Riley Institute, the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, and the Shi Center for Sustainability present Climate Change is Real:  Now What? on November 8-9, 7 p.m. both evenings, in the Younts Center at Furman.  The 2-day conference features a variety of compelling speakers, including former astronaut Charles Bolden and former US Congressman Bob Inglis.  Learn more here.  Free.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Over 100 quilts made by local quilters will be on display at the UpCountry Quilters Guild’s judged quilt show, “Stitches That Bind US.” See art quilts, modern quilts, miniatures, wall hangings, bed quilts and more.  Come see the Best of Show and ribbon winners from 20 categories.  Pickens View Wesleyan Church, 744 Bethlehem Ridge Rd., Pickens, SC 29671. Show dates and times: Friday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Call Paige Alexander for additional information 864-420-1384.

 

Interested in a moderated discussion focusing on our shared civic life? Consider joining a dinner sponsored by My Neighbor’s Voice, an effort started by Victoria Chance and Mary Anne Inglis in order to bring folks from different political persuasions together to listen to each other’s stories and perspectives about our shared civic life.  Each gathering has 10 -12 participants that work through different categories of questions. Please visit our website and join us for a gathering!  The dates are listed under event calendar.

October 20, 2017

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

 

The Winter brochure is available and will be mailed on October 27. Registration for Winter Term begins November 14 for course package holders and November 16 for single course purchasers. It promises to be a great Winter Term. Thank you to our incredible committee members and instructors for building this schedule!

 

**Sign up now! Join us on Friday, October 27 for an Afternoon of Jazz, Wine & Light Snacks. The Greenville Jazz Collective will play an assortment of smooth jazz for your enjoyment.  They are not only very talented musicians; they are also music teachers who work to bring music to our schools. Learn more on the website. Space will be limited to 150 people, so reserve early.  Cost is $12.  Time is 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Location – Herring Center Lobby & Crabtree Room.  Reserve your space with your payment in the OLLI office!

 

We often hear from you regarding your appreciation for the learning experience provided at OLLI. One of the best ways to show that appreciation is to avoid class disruptions. Getting up during a lecture is distracting to both the instructor and fellow classmates. Emergencies are unavoidable; however please plan to come to class prior to its start and stay until the break. Should you need to arrive late, please try to enter at the break. In addition, while we know that you might be eager to “find a seat” for your class, please do not go into the class meeting before yours in order to do this.  Thank you for your help in creating an environment in which our instructors and students can get the most of out of the time together!

 

Attention to those with 1:30 Thursday classes! Please be advised that there is a large event at the Younts Conference Center at lunchtime on Thursday, Oct. 26. If you have a 1:30 class, you might want to give yourself a little extra time to park.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PAH814 Forgotten Stars of Major League Baseball will not meet Monday, Oct. 23.

PAH815 Bridge Bidding will not meet Wednesday, Oct. 25.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Event on October 27. Sign up in the OLLI office.

A Thoughtful Approach to Helping People in Poverty – HC004, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics.  Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110.  Bring your lunch and enjoy! October 24, “Adopt-a-Grandparent Program at Furman” with Nancy Cooper, Heller Service Corp @ Ezra Hall/Grace Guynn, students who oversee Intergeneration Nation at Furman.

 

The OLLI Travel SIG will meet on Friday, November 3, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room in the Furman Dining Hall.  After some socializing and prepared remarks, we will have the opportunity to dine together in the dining hall for only $6 with your OLLI nametag. We will hear about trips being planned for later this year. One member will share some of his experience and advice on how to plan train trips around North America and Europe if you enjoy watching the world go by out a train window.

 

While you are in the Herring Center, stop in HC110, Crabtree room, to check out the newest exhibit sponsored by the Photography Art Committee: “Black and White or Monochrome.” It is a beauty! Thanks to all the Photo Art Committee members, and folks who submitted, for this latest exhibit! Enjoy!

 

The Friday Bonus Event Committee needs volunteers!  Anyone who has a great “one day class” idea for a Friday, likes to plan functions or events, or simply wants to serve an important purpose at OLLI can help! Contact Cheryl Cotner, chair of the Bonus Event Committee, if you are interested in helping set up great Friday Bonus Event classes for OLLI.

 

The Foreign Language Curriculum sub-committee needs volunteers.  Anyone who has studied a foreign language is qualified to serve! Contact Jeri King if you are interested in helping find great courses for OLLI.

Do you want your photo back from the Spring/Summer Photography Exhibit that was hanging in the Crabtree Room? Please come into the OLLI office at your convenience and pick it up!

 

Mark your calendars for an upcoming music event at OLLI.  On Monday, November 6 at 4 p.m., Dan Koppelman, Professor of Music at Furman, will perform a recital of interaction music for piano and computer, using the beautiful grand piano in the Herring Center lobby.  Details to follow.  Free!

 

Dr. Charles Davis, Furman’s First Gentleman, has published a cookbook, In the Kitchen at White Oaks, featuring recipes from the families of presidents John Plyler (1939-1964), Gordon Blackwell (1965-1976), John E. Johns (1976-1994), David Shi (1994-2010), Carl Kohrt (2013-14) and, of course, Elizabeth Davis.  Get your copies at a special book sale and signing in the Herring Center lobby on Thursday, November 9, 11:30-1.  Charles Davis will be here to sign books, and we will also be joined by OLLI members Martha Johns (First Lady of Furman 1976-1994) and John Plyler, whose father was President of Furman 1939-1964.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

Art by students and faculty of Furman University Undergraduate Evening Studies (UES) is on display in the Baiden Gallery of the Herring Center. The reception for the show, Various Selves: Identity and Identities, is today, Friday, Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please stop by and meet the artists!

 

Furman University will celebrate its 2017 Homecoming Oct. 20-22 with a variety of events. Come celebrate the Paladins!

 

The High Noon lecture series continues, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  October 25, “American Foreign Policy in the Age of Donald J. Trump” presented by Dr. Brent Nelsen, Professor of Politics and International Affairs. Free.  See the full schedule on the website.

 

The Furman Symphony Orchestra (FSO) will present a concert Friday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The concert, “Russian Masterworks,” is a Sound Quality Concert Series event and is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for seniors and may be ordered online. For more information about the concert, email or contact the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086.

 

The Furman Percussion Ensemble, directed by Furman music professor Omar Carmenates, will present a concert Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.

 

The Furman University Men’s and Women’s Chorales and the Furman Singers will present their fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on the Furman University campus. Free! For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Department at 864-294-2086.

 

Did you know that the P2X, located on the first floor of the Trone Student Center (near Barnes and Noble), is a full service print and copy shop and mail service providing printed items, envelopes, stamps, and boxes? They offer USPS and discounted UPS shipping rates to help you find the most cost effective shipping options.  OLLI members receive the same discounted rates as Furman employees on printing, copying, supplies, and UPS shipments.  Stop by for all printing and mailing needs.  See the full list of services on the website.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

The Greenville Chorale’s fall concert features the WORLD PREMIER of Dan Forrest’s “LUX: The Dawn from On High,” October 28 at the Peace Center. Commissioned by Gordon and Sarah Herring for the Chorale, “LUX” is Forrest’s third major choral/orchestral work. Also on the program is Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” which the Chorale performed in 2014.  OLLI members may purchase a discounted ticket voucher ($32 instead of $40). You then exchange your voucher at the Peace Center Box Office for any seat in the house! The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will join the Chorale with Bingham Vick conducting.

 

October 13, 2017

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

 

Sign up now! Join us on Friday, October 27 for an Afternoon of Jazz, Wine & Light Snacks. The Greenville Jazz Collective will play an assortment of smooth jazz for your enjoyment.  They are not only very talented musicians; they are also music teachers who work to bring music to our schools. Learn more on the website. Space will be limited to 150 people, so reserve early.  Cost is $12.  Time is 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Location – Herring Center Lobby & Crabtree Room.  Reserve your space with your payment in the OLLI office!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

CPT363 Introduction to iPads will not meet on Monday, Oct 16

CPT373 Intermediate iPads will not meet on Monday, Oct 16

 

HIS692 Lincoln in Truth and Legend will begin Wednesday, October 18.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events on October 20. Sign up in the OLLI office.

Identity Theft, Data Security and Privacy – NVJ 100, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Heartsaver CPR AED – Travelers Rest Fire Department, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($30 fee)

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics.  Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110.  Bring your lunch and enjoy! October 17, “What on earth is Liberty Fellowship & What Is Its impact on Greenville” with Hayne Hipp, founder, Liberty Fellowship & Luanne Runge, president & CEO, Liberty Fellowship.

 

OLLI card sharks are invited to join the Lost in the Shuffle SIG to play spades on Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m. in the Herring Center Lobby, beginning Oct. 3. Come and join the fun. Questions? Contact Justin Smith.

 

Looking to give back with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests? Your OLLI peers can help! Visit the Community Volunteer SIG on Wednesday, Oct. 18, HC004, 12:20–1:20 p.m. to learn more about opportunities with 20 organizations. We will also be featuring Meals on Wheels and ACOG’s Friendly Visitor/Ombudsman Program; both programs serve older adults. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

Are you interested in playing in an OLLI GOLF SCRAMBLE? The Social Committee would like to determine interest in an 18-hole scramble, which would be open to all OLLI members and likely held Monday, March 12 or Tuesday, March 13.  Shotgun start at 10 a.m. and the estimated cost would be $55 per person (includes golf, cart, practice range, refreshments & prizes). Please stop by or call the OLLI office to let us know you are interested, or contact George Hammond.

 

While you are in the Herring Center, stop in HC110, Crabtree room, to check out the newest exhibit sponsored by the Photography Art Committee: “Black and White or Monochrome.” It is a beauty! Thanks to all the Photo Art Committee members, and folks who submitted, for this latest exhibit! Enjoy!

 

The Friday Bonus Event Committee needs volunteers!  Anyone who has a great “one day class” idea for a Friday, likes to plan functions or events, or simply wants to serve an important purpose at OLLI can help! Contact Cheryl Cotner, Chairman of the Bonus Event Committee, if you are interested in helping set up great Friday Bonus Event classes for OLLI.

 

The Foreign Language Curriculum sub-committee needs volunteers.  Anyone who has studied a foreign language is qualified to serve! Contact Jeri King if you are interested in helping find great courses for OLLI.

 

Come learn a magic trick to entertain your grandchildren and friends! Interested in learning how magicians use concepts in neuroscience to fool and entertain us? Let our Magician, Marty Shapiro, and STEAM Tech Teams show you how it’s done! Learn all you need to know on Thursday, Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m., HC104.

 

Do you want your IPHONE photo back from the Spring/Summer Photography Exhibit that was hanging in the Crabtree Room? Please come into the OLLI office at your convenience and pick it up!

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The High Noon lecture series continues, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  October 18, “Climate Change: Between Nature and Society” presented by Dr. Brannon Anderson, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Free.  See the full schedule on the website.

 

On Saturday, October 14, the exclusive “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen” exhibition will make its Southeastern debut at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University. Museum admission is $7 for seniors. Learn more on the museum website.

 

The Furman Music Department presents guest artist David Starkweather, violoncello, on October 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Free!

 

Faculty Piano Recital featuring Furman University Professor of Piano, Ruby Morgan, on Thursday, October 19 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Admission is free.

 

The American History Book Club and Forum, Upcountry History Museum and Furman will host New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at The Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville. $50 per person entitles you to a glass of champagne and an hour of wonderful entertainment. For more information on this event, visit here.

 

Furman University will celebrate its 2017 Homecoming Oct. 20-22 with a variety of events. Come celebrate the Paladins!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Music on Sunday will take place at the Temple of Israel on Sunday, October 15, 3 p.m. Cordi Cantanti will perform. Visit the website for more info.

 

M&G at Bob Jones University invites you to A LAST LOOK Saturday, Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m. If you weren’t able to visit M&G before it closed in February, it’s open for public hours one last time before the collection is de-installed. Come visit for a last look at the art in its natural setting. Admission is free. Learn more here.

 

Please join the World Affairs Council Upstate for the America and the World lecture, Europe, Brexit and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance, on Wednesday, October 18, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Ogletree Deakins (300 N. Main St., Downtown Greenville). Furman Professor Dr. Brent Nelson will present the lecture, which is $5 for non-members. Register here.

 

Eddie Palmieri is coming to the Peace Center, Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. OLLI members get a special price–$8 tickets in price level 4 seating, which is in the orchestra level. Mention promo code OLLI when you call the box office, or use it online when purchasing tickets. Not valid on prior purchases.

 

Volunteers needed! Travelers Rest Artists Alliance presents the 6th annual Art on the Trail, October 21, 10-4, Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. Volunteers are needed throughout the day. Please visit the website to register or contact Susan Savage at 864.903.3371. Each volunteer will receive a meal voucher, a ticket to the evening concert and a t-shirt while quantities last.

 

The Greenville Chorale’s fall concert features the WORLD PREMIER of Dan Forrest’s “LUX: The Dawn from On High,” October 28 at the Peace Center. Commissioned by Gordon and Sarah Herring for the Chorale, “LUX” is Forrest’s third major choral/orchestral work. Also on the program is Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” which the Chorale performed in 2014.  OLLI members may purchase a discounted ticket voucher ($32 instead of $40). You then exchange your voucher at the Peace Center Box Office for any seat in the house! The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will join the Chorale with Bingham Vick conducting.

October 6, 2017

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

 

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

 

Join us on Friday, October 27 for an Afternoon of Jazz, Wine & Light Snacks. The Greenville Jazz Collective will play an assortment of smooth jazz for your enjoyment.  They are not only very talented musicians; they are also music teachers who work to bring music to our schools. Learn more on the website. Space will be limited to 150 people, so reserve early.  Cost is $12.  Time is 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Location – Herring Center Lobby & Crabtree Room.  Reserve your space with your payment in the OLLI office!

 

Our OLLI and six others are participating in a survey to collect data on recruitment and retention of volunteers. Participation in the survey is voluntary and completely anonymous. If you have ever volunteered for OLLI in ANY capacity, please take a few minutes to complete this survey.  Thanks!

 

Hack Alert! With the advancement of technology, there has also been an increase in opportunities for indecent people to take advantage of others. Should you ever receive an e-mail from an OLLI instructor or fellow member that states help is needed (usually in the form of money) because of an unexpected dire situation, this is most assuredly not real. Don’t click, call or forward, instead delete the message and if you are concerned call the office and we will gladly check on the noted sender.

 

Our lost and found is growing!  If you are missing glasses, a coffee mug, a water bottle, an umbrella, or something else, we may have it.  Please check the lost and found in the OLLI Office to claim your items.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HIS620 Mill Town will not meet on Tuesday, October 10.

PAH893 Let’s Plan that Special Vacation will not meet on Thursday, Oct 12

 

There is room for YOU in the following Friday Bonus Events on October 13. Sign up in the OLLI office.

BTE1131 Outsmart the Scammers – 10 a.m., HC113

BTE1125 Parkinson’s Disease – 10 a.m., HC004

BTE1104 A Little Day Music – 1 p.m., HC110

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, speakers from the community present a variety of interesting topics.  Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110.  Bring your lunch and enjoy! October 10, “The Fascinating Life of Rebecca Haygood” with Dennis Tavernetti. * Note change in speaker and topic.

 

Want to learn about how OLLI classes are “born”? Sign up to be a Curriculum Committee intern. This opportunity is for all OLLI members—new and not-so-new. You’ll attend a few meetings each term but have no committee work assigned to you.  After you have learned more about the committee, you might decide you are ready to be a full member, or you might be ready to think about a different volunteer opportunity at OLLI. Interested? Contact Curriculum Committee Chair, Sonya Hammond.

 

Looking to give back with a flexible volunteer opportunity that utilizes your skills and interests? Your OLLI peers can help! Visit the Community Volunteer SIG on Wednesday, Oct. 18, HC004, 12:20–1:20 p.m. to learn more about opportunities with 20 organizations. We will also be featuring Meals on Wheels and ACOG’s Friendly Visitor/Ombudsman Program; both programs serve older adults. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

 

Come learn a magic trick to entertain your grandchildren and friends! Interested in learning how magicians use concepts in neuroscience to fool and entertain us? Let our Magician, Marty Shapiro, and STEAM Tech Teams show you how it’s done! Learn all you need to know at one of three, 2-hour meetings to explore this fascinating and entertaining area! The meetings are Mon., Oct. 9, 10-12 pm, HC102; Fri., Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m., HC104; Thurs., Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m., HC104. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

The Foreign Language Curriculum sub-committee needs volunteers.  Anyone who has studied a foreign language is qualified to serve! Contact Jeri King if you are interested in helping find great courses for OLLI.

 

Are you interesting in playing in an OLLI GOLF SCRAMBLE? The Social Committee would like to determine interest in an 18-hole scramble, which would be open to all OLLI members and likely held Monday, March 12 or Tuesday, March 13.  Shotgun start at 10 a.m. and the estimated cost would be $55 per person (includes golf, cart, practice range, refreshments & prizes). Please stop by or call the OLLI office to let us know you are interested, or contact George Hammond.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

The High Noon lecture series returns, Wednesdays at Noon in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  October 11, “Pearl Harbor: What Were the Japanese Thinking?” presented by Dr. Jim Leavell, OLLI Instructor and Herring Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies, Furman University. Free.  See the full schedule on the website.

 

Muslims in America, a panel discussion, Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Watkins Room, Trone Student Center.  Free and open to the public.

 

The Furman Music Department presents guest artist David Starkweather, violoncello, on October 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Free!

 

Faculty Piano Recital featuring Furman University Professor of Piano, Ruby Morgan, on Thursday, October 19 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Admission is free.

 

The American History Book Club and Forum, Upcountry History Museum and Furman will host New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at The Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville. The cost for attendance is $50 per person. For more information on this event, visit here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville Chorale’s fall concert features the WORLD PREMIER of Dan Forrest’s “LUX: The Dawn from On High,” October 28 at the Peace Center. Commissioned by Gordon and Sarah Herring for the Chorale, “LUX” is Forrest’s third major choral/orchestral work. Also on the program is Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” which the Chorale performed in 2014.  OLLI members may purchase a discounted ticket voucher ($32 instead of $40). You then exchange your voucher at the Peace Center Box Office for any seat in the house! The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will join the Chorale with Bingham Vick conducting.

 

The Upper South Carolina Council of the Navy League and the Palmetto Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association are co-hosting the 242nd Navy Birthday Ball in conjunction with the Greenville Naval Operational Support Center on Saturday, October 14 at the Poinsett Club.  Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour, dinner, a brief program and dancing.  The cost for the event is $40 per person. For further information or to reserve your tickets, visit the facebook page or contact Stan Ingram at 864.233.1665.

 

The International Women’s Group is a social group established by Upstate International to connect women of all nations by participating in a variety of cultural, educational, and social activities.  For more information visit here.

 

M&G at Bob Jones University invites you to A LAST LOOK Saturday, Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m. If you weren’t able to visit M&G before it closed in February, it’s open for public hours one last time before the collection is de-installed. Come visit for a last look at the art in its natural setting. Admission is free. Learn more here.

 

Music on Sunday will take place at the Temple of Israel on Sunday, October 15, 3 p.m. Cordi Cantanti will perform. Visit the website for more info.

 

Eddie Palmieri is coming to the Peace Center, Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. OLLI members get a special price–$8 tickets in price level 4 seating, which is in the orchestra level. Mention promo code OLLI when you call the box office, or use it online when purchasing tickets. Not valid on prior purchases.

 

Travelers Rest Artists Alliance presents the 6th annual Art on the Trail, October 21, 10-4, Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. Free.  For more information visit the website. As a special treat, Gallabrae will be holding a celebration of Scottish music after Art on the Trail, 6-10 p.m.  Tickets are $15 and you can purchase them here.