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August 14, 2015
Fall registration starts this Tuesday, August 18 at 8 a.m. for Course Package Holders and Thursday, August 20 at 8 a.m. for all others. Make sure you go online this weekend and try out your user name and password in order to ensure that login will be smooth when you are ready to register.
Hints for Computer registration – (www.furman.edu/olli)
Click on “Register Now!” and enter your user name and password. Your shopping cart will be empty, and you begin shopping by clicking on the grey box stating “Return to course catalog page.” If the OLLI office assigned your user name, it will be Firstname.Lastname. (If you changed it, or assigned it when creating your account, it may be something different.)
In order to ensure that all of our members can enjoy our free Friday bonus events, members may sign up for TWO bonus trips or events during the initial registration period. Throughout the term, we will publish bonus trip and event openings each week in OLLI Notes; at that point, all members will be eligible to sign up.
** Please note that we are not able to take credit card orders through the mail or in the office due to Furman network security compliance issues. All orders made via mail or in person must be paid with a check or cash. We stronglyencourage everyone to register online. It really is the fastest, easiest way to register for courses, and you can pay by credit card. Staff and volunteers will be in the office this week and next to help you, so if you are unfamiliar with the online registration system, come on in and we can help you through it.
The course, Memoir: Write Life will be offered on Thursdays at 1:30. The day is listed incorrectly on page 4 of the brochure. We apologize for any confusion this mistake may have caused.
Please note the following classes and bonus events have been cancelled for the Fall 2015 term:
PAH842 Healthy Chinese Cooking (Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.)
PAH869 One Pot Wonders (Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m.)
PAH 838 Quilting By Hand (Wednesdays, 1 p.m.)
BTE1194 How to Use an Abacus (October 30, 10:30 a.m.)
BTE1142 Chinese Dumpling Party (November 6, 10:30 a.m.)
Please note the following bonus events have been changed as noted:
BTE1113a BMW Manufacturing – Greer, SC (**THURSDAY**, Sept 17, 1:15 p.m., $10 walking tour, limit 20)
BTE1113b BMW Manufacturing – Greer, SC (Friday in October TBD, **$20 tram tour**, limit 20)
Stop by the office to pick up some OLLI Brochures to share with friends, neighbors, and spots around town. YOU are our best advertisement.
OLLI’s “Uke Can Do Re Mi Band” will be performing at North Anderson Community Church Presbyterian at 4200 Liberty Hwy, Anderson 29621 on Thurs, Aug. 20th at 7:00 PM. Free and no reservation needed.
The Out and About Singles SIG will meet on Friday, September 11 at 1 p.m. in Room 113 at the Herring Center. This is a time to socialize and plan the calendar for the semester. Please bring a small snack to share. RSVP to Susan Cooper at: firstname.lastname@example.org or to Carolyn Rice at: email@example.com.
UPCOMING FALL ART EXHIBIT: The OLLI mascots have joined OLLI members on their worldwide travels and it’s time for everyone to share their visual story with those of us who have stayed closer to home. We will welcome back members to the Fall Term with an art exhibit celebrating Oliver and his travels.
All qualified entries MUST include Oliver. All art mediums are eligible including photography, painting, drawing, and 3-D artwork. Entries could include fantasy trips, i.e. Oliver on the moon or at the top of Mount Everest, caricatures of Oliver, woodcarvings, etc. Artists are limited to two entries in the exhibit but are not limited to both entries being in the same art medium. Submission Dates: August 24-September 8, 2015. Exhibit Dates: September 14-October 23, 2015. Submission forms are available in the OLLI Office. For more information, contact Ruth Pollow, 864-313-0338.
Many OLLI committees and members have been at work this summer planning for the new school year. Please consider how you would like to get involved with OLLI @ Furman this fall. Your unique talents and skills are a great resource that will help make OLLI an even better experience for all. During registration check out you will be given an opportunity to list your interests.
The Tai Chi SIG will not be meeting during the Fall term. There are two course offerings for those interested.
We hope that you have had a chance to enjoy the first OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase that is now in the Crabtree Room of the Herring Center. We are pleased to announce that the second exhibition will run from October 17 to January 4, 2016. If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate send your name, the title of your artwork, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are due no later than September 21. A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the OLLI office or by request to email@example.com
Congratulate OLLI Photographer – GordonMagee! Outdoor Photographer magazine is a well-respected national magazine. Gordon Magee, an OLLI photographer and instructor for the last 5 years has just won second place in the 6th Annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest with a great image from Yellowstone National Park. Congratulations to Gordon from the entire OLLI photography community! Please see the September issue and don’t forget to congratulate Gordon.
What’s GOING ON at Furman University?
The Furman Volleyball team invites all OLLI golfers to join them for the Furman Volleyball Golf Tournament on Friday, September 25 at the Furman University Golf Course. Shotgun start at 9:00am and lunch to follow. Contact Christine Sherman with questions or to register.
What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?
The Greenville Little Theatre presents The Return: A Spectacular Beatles Tribute this weekend. Fri, Aug 14 at 8 p.m., Sat., Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. and Sun., Aug 16 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $35. Questions? Visit the website.
The Greenville Health System invites you to attend Advances in Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment Seminar – Tues., Aug. 18 • 12:30 p.m. • GHS Family YMCA or Thurs., Aug. 27 • 12:30 p.m. • Greer Country
Club. Find out the latest options to treat prostate cancer and a new, innovative device to detect this cancer. Free; registration required. (Register)
Join Right at Home and Mackey Mortuary for a Book Sale and Social to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Friday, Aug. 28 from 1-6:30 p.m. at Mackey Mortuary, 311 Century Drive, Greenville. Contact Doreen DiCarlo.
The Japan American Association of South Carolina invites you to the Bon Dance Festival on Saturday, August 22, 12:30 -4:30 p.m. at McAlister Square (225 Pleasantburg Dr.) Admission is Free. Visit the website for more information.