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January 13, 2017

There will be NO CLASS Monday, Jan. 16.

Furman will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

 

Welcome to 2016 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.

* Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE!  In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, OLLI classes will also be canceled and the office will close.  Call Furman’s weather line at 294-3766 or tune into local news for the latest updates.

 

The latest edition of Gray Matters is hot off the press! Check out our online edition to read up on all of the latest OLLI happenings. Thank you Gary Aten and all Gray Matters contributors!

 

Congratulations to OLLI staff member Susan Rae, recently promoted from Assistant Director to Associate Director of OLLI at Furman.

 

READ AND EXPLORE with OLLI

We have had a great response to this new program and gave out all 100 books at Back to OLLI.  If you got one, please read and return it to the office (not the Book Nook) as soon as possible so that other members can enjoy it.  We have also ordered more copies and hope to have them here by Tuesday.

 

Whether you’ve read Ron Rash’s One Foot in Eden yet or not, you’ll enjoy REO’s first event, a screening of the 1960 movie classic Wild River in the theater at the Upcountry History Museum Fri., Jan. 20, 1-3:30 p.m. 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 helpful; call or come by the Office.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

BTE1136 GHS Cancer Institute Friday January 20 at 12pm. A boxed lunch will be served free of charge.

BTE1118 258th Birthday of Robert Burns Friday January 27 at 1pm in room HC110.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. January 17: “The Newly Discovered Tie Between General Health and Dental Health” led by Dr. Jon Julian, Northstar Dental Education & The Dental Retreat at Mountain Park.

 

Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time as you meet one of the most influential women in world history. Chautauqua History Alive presents a private OLLI performance of Eleanor Roosevelt, the Power of Words, Saturday, February 4 at 4 p.m. at the Herring Center. You’ll have lots of questions. And Eleanor Roosevelt will answer them. Enjoy a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m., presentation at 5 p.m. Space is limited; purchase your ticket in the OLLI office for just $5.

 

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  “Stupeur et tremblements, ” un livre de Amélie Nothomb. Vous pouvez acheter l’édition français en ligne à Amazon. Nous accueillerons les personnes qui ont des notions de français, parlé ou écrit. Le SIG se réunira mardi le 17 Janvier au centre Herring de 12:20 à 13:20, salle 113.

 

In response to the Dining Around class experience, OLLI members and guests are invited to a special one night only Moroccan Dinner (fixed menu) at Passerelle Bistro (601 S. Main St., Greenville) Wed., Feb. 8, 5:45 p.m. OR 7:45 p.m. $25 per person includes non-alcoholic drinks; no substitutions. Make reservations no later than Jan. 25 by calling Passerelle Bistro at (864) 509-0142.  Seating is limited to 70.

OLLI On Stage’s winter production will be a staged reading (well-rehearsed, but NOT memorized) of several revue sketches from Silver Linings by Tony Talen.  Actors and crew needed!  Auditions:  12:30pm on Monday, January 23 (HC111) and Wednesday, January 25 (HC104). For information: annetteinsc@gmail.com

 

This winter, the Swamp Rabbit Knitters SIG will meet on Tuesday afternoons 1-3 in front of the fireplace in Manly Lobby. Contact Gail Kirby with questions.

 

The Ukulele and Guitar Jam SIG will meet on the following dates on the following Mondays at 1:30-3:00 p.m., HC104: Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Feb. 20 and March 6. Contact Shelley Knee at 864-363-2014 with questions.

 

Have skill in your instrument and want to have fun making music with others? Join us for an organizational meeting for a Celtic Session SIG on Thursday, June 26 at 12:30 p.m., HC113. Questions? Call Caryl Cramer at 864.631.5032.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Learn more about upcoming travel opportunities with OLLI by stopping by the Manly Lobby desk between classes next week!

 

Register Now for OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

Travel Europe this May with Furman History Professor, Marian Strobel! Come learn more on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 12:30 p.m., HC113. You are invited to join other OLLI @ Furman members and Furman History Professor Dr. Marian Strobel on an historic exploration of the Battlefields of Western Europe, May 16 – 26, 2016. Starting and finishing in Paris, attendees will visit iconic battlefield sites, museums, glorious cathedrals and cemeteries significant to the American involvement in WWI and Normandy. Experience the cultural best of western Europe with visits to quaint cities such as Bruges, Arras, Reims, Amiens and Caen. View all details on the trip website (trip ID: 143525; Password: OLLI_Battlefields). The cost of the trip is $4,571/double ($682 single supplement) which includes airfare, transportation to and from the Charlotte airport, accommodations and 2 meals per day. Please contact Heidi Wright with questions.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Members of the Furman music faculty will present the Faculty Chamber Music Series on Friday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall.  Senior tickets are $10 in advance by calling 864.294.2086 or at the door.

 

Furman University presents a full slate of activities in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  Learn more.

 

The Furman University Art Department will host a photography exhibition Jan. 17-Feb. 21 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

 

The Music Department welcomes Sympatico Percussion Group Jan. 18, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall. Free.

 

The SC Intercollegiate Honor Band, under the direction of guest clinician, Dr. Rodney Dorsey, will present a free concert at 2 pm Sat., Jan. 21 in McAlister Auditorium.  Dr. Dorsey is Director of Bands at the University of Oregon School of Music.  He has a host of credentials that establish him as one of the most prominent wind band conductors in America.  The Honor Band includes students from 17 colleges and universities in SC.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

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. We 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.

 

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 pm to discuss Eleanor Roosevelt and the Power of Words, led by Dr. Judith Prince, former Vice Chancellor, USC Upstate and columnist whose life’s work has been inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

January 6, 2017

Happy New Year!

 

Welcome to the 2017 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 at the Back to OLLI Reception this Thursday, January 12, 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.

* Don’t get caught in SNOW and ICE!  In the event of inclement weather, OLLI follows the university schedule. If Furman closes, OLLI classes will also be canceled and the office will close.  Call Furman’s weather line at 294-3766 or tune into local news for the latest updates.

 

What would happen if everyone at OLLI read the same book?  We are about to find out….stay tuned for a big announcement about 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.

 

Update from Council President, Margaret Clark – Your OLLI Council continues the good work of coordinating the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, work that has made OLLI @Furman one of the gold standard OLLIs in the country. Recently we were visited by Rick Knopf, Director of OLLI @ Arizona State University. Rick asked the folks at the Osher Foundation which OLLIs he should visit as he gathered ideas to strengthen the program in Arizona; they included Furman in that short list of names! Well done everyone. As 2017 begins, the Council, with your support, is taking OLLI into new areas: more travel than ever before, an OLLI-wide Read & Explore, and let’s not forget, preparation for a blowout celebration in 2018, our 25th Anniversary. Please do consider volunteering with OLLI; just let the office staff know what you’re interested in and they will help you find a volunteer home at OLLI. Happy New Year y’all.

 

Attention Class Liaisons!  All Class Liaisons are encouraged to attend the Liaison Refresher/Training on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m., HC113.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

Outreach Committee            Wednesday, January 11, 2 p.m.        HC103

Social Committee                  Thursday, January 12, 1:30 p.m.      HC103

Travel Committee                 Friday, January 13, 10 a.m.               HC103

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Lunch and Learn, every Tuesday in HC110, 12:30-1:15p.m. Tuesday, January 17: “The Newly Discovered Tie Between General Health and Dental Health” led by Dr. Jon Julian, Northstar Dental Education & The Dental Retreat at Mountain Park.

 

Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time as you meet one of the most influential women in world history. Chautauqua History Alive presents a private OLLI performance of Eleanor Roosevelt, the Power of Words, Saturday, February 4 at 4 p.m. at the Herring Center. You’ll have lots of questions. And Eleanor Roosevelt will answer them. Enjoy a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m., presentation at 5 p.m. Space is limited; purchase your ticket in the OLLI office for just $5.

 

This winter, the Swamp Rabbit Knitters SIG will meet on Tuesday afternoons 1-3 in front of the fireplace. Contact Gail Kirby with questions.

 

In response to the Dining Around class experience, OLLI members and guests are invited to a special one night only Moroccan Dinner (fixed menu) at Passerelle Bistro (601 S. Main Street, Downtown Greenville) on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 5:45 p.m. or 7:45 p.m. $25 per person which includes non-alcoholic drinks, no substitutions. Make your reservation no later than Jan. 25 by calling Passerelle Bistro at (864) 509-0142.  Seating is limited to 70.

 

The Ukulele and Guitar Jam SIG will meet on the following dates on the following Mondays at 1:30-3:00 p.m., HC104: Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Feb. 20 and March 6. Contact Shelley Knee at 864-363-2014 with questions.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

 

Learn more about upcoming travel opportunities with OLLI by stopping by the Manly Lobby desk during the first week of winter classes!

 

Travel Europe this May with Furman History Professor, Marian Strobel! You are invited to join other OLLI @ Furman members and Furman History Professor Dr. Marian Strobel on an historic exploration of the Battlefields of Western Europe, May 16 – 26, 2016. Starting and finishing in Paris, attendees will visit iconic battlefield sites, museums, glorious cathedrals and cemeteries significant to the American involvement in WWI and Normandy. Experience the cultural best of western Europe with visits to quaint cities such as Bruges, Arras, Reims, Amiens and Caen. View all details on the trip website (trip ID: 143525; Password: OLLI_Battlefields). The cost of the trip is $4,571/double ($682 single supplement) which includes airfare, transportation to and from the Charlotte airport, accommodations and 2 meals per day. Please contact Heidi Wright to learn more.

 

Don’t miss OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

Members of the Furman music faculty will present the Faculty Chamber Music Series on Friday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall.  Senior tickets are $10 in advance by calling 864.294.2086 or at the door.

 

Furman University presents a full slate of activities in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  Learn more at this website.

 

The Furman Music Department will welcome Sympatico Percussion Group for a special Guest Artist Recital on Wednesday, January 18 at 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

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. We 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.

 

Join Chautauqua Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 pm to discuss Eleanor Roosevelt and the Power of Words, led by Dr. Judith Prince, former Vice Chancellor, USC Upstate and columnist whose life’s work has been inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org  Free!

 

The Greenville Health System invites you to Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease on Fri., Jan. 27, Noon-1:15 p.m. at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Join Renee Joseph, MD, for a discussion on how to prevent and treat diabetes. A diabetes risk assessment test is available. Registration is required for this free event through the website.

December 16, 2016

Happy Holidays to you all!

 

The OLLI Office will be closed December 19 through January 2. It will reopen on Tuesday, January 3. We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season!

 

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, 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.

 

We are still looking for a few 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 on Thursday, January 12 at 1:30 p.m.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Deadline Extended! The deadline for submissions for the Winter Baiden Wall exhibit “Pretty Posies” is extended to January 6. We are encouraging submissions from all our creative OLLI programs. See below.

 

OLLI @ Furman Winter Term Baiden Wall exhibit, “Pretty Posies,” will be January 16 – March 10. Submission deadline is January 6. All forms of artwork are eligible for this exhibit including photography, paintings, drawing, fabric art, woodworking, etc, provided they contain the theme of “Pretty Posies”. Meaning flowers or any flower motif. Each 2 dimensional entry must be matted and framed. Hanging wire is required on all entries. No saw tooth hangers, please. Quilts and large fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Smaller and freestanding items will be displayed in glass cases. Submission forms are available here or in the OLLI office. Questions?? Email Sandy Roback.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

 

International Travel with Furman Professor, Marian Strobel – Battlefields of Western Europe

You are invited to join other OLLI at Furman Members and Furman History Professor, Marian Strobel on a historic exploration of the Battlefields of Western Europe on May 16-26, 2017. Starting and finishing in Paris, attendees will visit iconic battlefield sites, museums, glorious cathedrals and cemeteries significant to the American involvement in WWI and Normandy. Experience the cultural of western Europe with visits to quaint cities such as Bruges, Arras, Reims, Amiens and Caen. The cost of the trip is $4,571/double ($682 single supplement) which includes airfare, transportation to and from the Charlotte airport, accommodations and 2 meals per day. Please contact Heidi Wright to find out more information.  Visit the website to view the itinerary and register today!

 

What’s happening at Furman?

 

The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University, in partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum, is currently hosting the traveling exhibition Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays. This beloved exhibition, featuring over 40 of Norman Rockwell’s most memorable and enduring holiday images, is making its South Carolina debut at the Upcountry History Museum. View the website for more information.

 

Enjoy a little something extra this holiday season with at the Upcountry History Museum! Enjoy a Monday Matinee showing of White Christmas on Monday, December 19 at 2 p.m. Movies are free to museum members and free with regular museum admission to all other guests.  Learn more here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

Centre Stage presents a new play, Let Nothing You Dismay, December 1 – 17.  Shows run Thursday through Sunday, and all seats are reserved (Thurs.-Sat. 8 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 Miracle on 34th Street December 15-17 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on December 18. Also playing is Jingle All The Way December 13-17 at 10:30 a.m. or Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. For tickets for either show order on the website or call 864-233-6238.

 

Enjoy Holiday at Peace, presented by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra on December 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and December 18 at 3 p.m. at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Greenville Symphony website.

 

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

 

December 9, 2016

Happy Holidays to you all!

 

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, 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.

 

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 Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Reservations are helpful. Call the office (294-2998) to let us know you’ll be there.

 

We are still looking for a few 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 on Thursday, January 12 at 1:30 p.m.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Interested in signing up for another Winter Bonus Event? You are invited to sign up for the following Bonus Events in addition to those for which you have already registered… even if you have already signed up for two! BTE1136 Greenville Health System Cancer Institute (Jan. 20); BTE1115 Promoting STEAM (Feb. 10); BTE1127 Sound Sleep – Healthy Life (Feb. 10); BTE1185 National Security Issues (March 3); BTE1132 Russia Grabbed Crimea (March 3). Sign up online or by calling the OLLI office!

 

The following Winter Term courses have been cancelled:  BEF225 Business Then and Now and BEF242 Modern Marketing Techniques.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

The OLLI Recorder Consort will perform holiday music at the Woodlands on Monday, Dec. 12, at 2:45 pm.  The group will be playing on 5 sizes of recorders and guitar. Recorders are not just for children!

 

Have an idea for a new course? Want to enhance a current course?  Grants of up to $2000 are available to Ollie members to help cover the costs of course development.  Click here for the grant application.  Applications should be submitted in the OLLI Office by March 1, 2017.

 

Looking to become meaningfully engaged in the community? STEAM Tech Teams needs volunteers to help in the 40+ engagements currently scheduled.  All new volunteers will work with experienced volunteers; therefore, no particular skills are required. Classroom-based activities include 3D Printing & Design, E-Nable Hand, Quadcopter Drone, Computer Works and Biomolecules programs.

Triune Mercy Center is seeking a volunteer for Saturdays from 9:00 to noon to open and close the art room, make supplies available and create a supportive environment. Activities include painting, sewing, drawing, jewelry making, assembling collages etc. Most participants are self-directed. Art skills helpful but not required. To learn about these opportunities to volunteer, go to www.PCEGREENVILLE.com. Complete a very brief questionnaire and we will help you get started. Questions? Please email PCEGreenville@gmail.com.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

 

Don’t miss OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

 

What’s happening at Furman?

 

The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University, in partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum, is currently hosting the traveling exhibition Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays. This beloved exhibition, featuring over 40 of Norman Rockwell’s most memorable and enduring holiday images, is making its South Carolina debut at the Upcountry History Museum. View the website for more information.

 

Enjoy a little something extra this holiday season with at the Upcountry History Museum! Enjoy a Monday Matinee showing of White Christmas on Monday, December 19 at 2 p.m. Movies are free to museum members and free with regular museum admission to all other guests.  Learn more here.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

TONIGHT!  Christmas with the Chorale – Greenville Chorale’s 35th annual family Christmas concert is Friday, December 9, 7:30 pm in McAlister Auditorium.   The Chorale, led by Bing Vick, is joined by the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Joiner, conductor. An evening of beautiful and exciting sounds of the season – carols, Nutcracker excerpts, “12 Days of Christmas” with the audience, Santa Claus, and much more. OLLI discount is 20% for tickets. $30 ticket for only $24 in the OLLI office. Open seating, so come early and pick your seat. Merry Christmas!

 

Centre Stage presents a new play, Let Nothing You Dismay, December 1 – 17.  Shows run Thursday through Sunday, and all seats are reserved (Thurs.-Sat. 8 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 Miracle on 34th Street December 8-10, 15-17 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on December 11 & 18. Also playing is Jingle All The Way December 13-17 at 10:30 a.m. or Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. For tickets for either show order on the website or call 864-233-6238.

 

Check out the annual Downtown Greenville Holiday Happening December 9-11 to support local downtown businesses! Check out the website for more information.

 

The Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University invites you to join them to celebrate the Christmas season on a Children’s Scavenger Hunt: Finding the Christmas Story running during Museum hours through December 14. For more information visit the website.

 

Enjoy Holiday at Peace, presented by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra on December 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and December 18 at 3 p.m. at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Greenville Symphony website.

 

Looking for a language class not offered at OLLI? Upstate International is proud to offer various language classes appropriate for different skill levels, whether beginner, advanced, or somewhere in-between.  Learn more here!

 

 

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

 

December 2, 2016

‘Tis the Season!

 

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.

 

Looking for another course?  Here are a few to consider: Business Now and Then with instructors Bob Dwyer, Bing Vick, George Hammond and more (M, 1:30 p.m.), Beginner’s Volleyball Skills (TH, 9 a.m.), Beginning Computer (W, 3:15 p.m.), Be a Poem with Sayeh Saeedi (TH, 10:45 a.m.), and Explore the Baha’i Faith (TH, 9 a.m.). Sign up online or in the OLLI office!

 

Thank you to those of you who sponsored a Bridges to a Brighter Future student for the holidays. Please remember that all gifts are to be delivered no later than December 12 to the OLLI office. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

 

Wear your holiday favorites and join us–Tues, Dec. 6, 8:30-10:30 a.m. for OLLI Breakfast in the Furman Dining Hall! A perfect time to share with OLLI friends before the holidays. Only $5 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 Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Reservations are helpful. Call the office (294-2998) to let us know you’ll be there.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

It’s not too late to be part of our annual Christmas Caroling on Tuesday, December 6 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 p.m., 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 or 271-8544.  It is important for us to know in advance how many will be there to sing.

 

Join OLLI instructor Justin Smith, financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments, on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. to hear the top IRA mistakes as well as discussion about the new DOL Fiduciary Rule change. Please let us know you are coming by calling the OLLI office at 864.294.2998.

 

LAST CALL FOR PHOTOS – OLLI Winter Photography Showcase: We hope you are enjoying the OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase in Room 110 of the Herring Center, featuring images taken by OLLI members during photography classes. The next exhibition begins in Jan.; the theme is FALL COLOR. Pictures may have been taken any time and place. OLLI members should send your name, artwork title, email address, and a digital copy (med. sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com by Dec. 5.  One submission per artist please.  Guidelines available at the OLLI office or via email.

 

OLLI @ Furman Winter Term Baiden Wall exhibit, “Pretty Posies,” will be January 16 – March 10. Submission dates are December 5 – 16. All forms of artwork are eligible for this exhibit including photography, paintings, drawing, fabric art, woodworking, etc, provided they contain the theme of “Pretty Posies”. Meaning flowers or any flower motif. Each 2 dimensional entry must be matted and framed. Hanging wire is required on all entries. No saw tooth hangers, please. Quilts and large fabric/yarn items should be capable of being hung on the wall. Smaller and freestanding items will be displayed in glass cases. Submission forms are available  here or in the OLLI office. Questions?? Email Sandy Roback.

 

About the Osher National Survey – We have received the results of the Osher National Survey and we had a response rate of 42% for OLLI at Furman. There were almost 900 written responses to the two open ended questions on the survey. The Long Range Planning Committee will be reviewing the results of the survey to identify important demographic data, trends from previous surveys, and opportunities for improvement. Once complete, the Committee will share the results with the OLLI Council and the Membership

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

You won’t want to miss OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

The Furman University Symphony Orchestra, the Furman Singers and Furman Men’s and Women’s Chorales will present “Christmas at Furman” Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The concert is open to the public and tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series event are $10.

 

Support the Furman Men’s Rugby Team in the National Semi-Finals on Saturday, Dec. 3 @ 11:00 a.m., Roberts Rugby Pitch (across from Timmons) as they take on Minnesota-Duluth.

 

Furman University will host its annual Moravian Christmas Love Feast service Sunday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public, and is presented by Furman’s Office of the Chaplains. Visit the website to learn more.

 

Zeta Tau Alpha, the Heller Service Corps and Furman Swing and Shag invite you to join them for an evening of “swinging and sweets” at the Snow Ball, Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Watkins Room (Trone Center).  RSVP to Christina Sturgeon at 301.512.7206. Semi-formal attire.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

Christmas with the Chorale – Greenville Chorale’s 35th annual family Christmas concert is Friday, December 9, 7:30 pm in McAlister Auditorium.   The Chorale, led by Bing Vick, is joined by the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Joiner, conductor. An evening of beautiful and exciting sounds of the season – carols, Nutcracker excerpts, “12 Days of Christmas”, Santa Claus, and more. OLLI discount is 20% for tickets. $30 ticket for only $24 in the OLLI office. Open seating, so come early and pick your seat. Merry Christmas!

 

Centre Stage presents a new play, Let Nothing You Dismay, December 1 – 17.  Shows run Thursday through Sunday, and all seats are reserved (Thurs. – Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 3 p.m.) You can reach 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!)

 

Alyson Amato, OLLI’s Movement Makers instructor, has arranged for OLLI members to attend the International Ballet’s The Nutcracker at a heavily reduced rate of $18 per ticket Orchestra Level. This Outreach Performance is Fri., Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center. Reserve tickets at the OLLI Front Desk with cash or check made out to CDC. All tickets will be distributed the day of the performance in the Concert Hall Foyer 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Email Alyson with questions.

 

The Greenville Little Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street” Dec. 8-10, 15-17 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees Dec. 11 & 18. Also playing is “Jingle All The Way” on December 13-17 at 10:30 a.m. or Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. For tickets for either show order on the website or call 864-233-6238.

 

The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University, in partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is currently hosting the traveling exhibition Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays. This beloved exhibition, featuring over 40 of Norman Rockwell’s most memorable and enduring holiday images, is now making its South Carolina debut at the Upcountry History Museum. View the website for more information.

 

November 18, 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

The OLLI Office will be closed November 23 through November 27.  We hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.  The Office will reopen Monday, November 28.

 

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.  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.

 

There is room for you in these brand new courses: Business Now and Then with instructors Bob Dwyer, Bing Vick, George Hammond and more (M, 1:30 p.m.), Be a Poem (TH, 10:45 a.m.), Explore the Baha’i Faith (TH, 9 a.m.) and Modern Marketing Techniques (T, 9 a.m.). Sign-up online or in the OLLI office!

 

Help a local family!  Bridges to a Brighter Future is a program of Furman University for high school students whose potential outdistances their circumstances.  OLLI members are invited to sponsor a Bridges student for the holidays. Specifics are available in the Manly Lobby and all gifts are asked to be returned by December 12. Donation cap is $100. This can be a great giving opportunity to share with other OLLI friends.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HIS689 Moments in American History will have a make-up class Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m., HC110.

 

PAH883 Zentangle Advanced has been canceled for the Winter Term.  Watch for it in Spring.

 

Reminder to all interested in offering a Spring16 class, the course proposal form deadline is December 2.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls!  Help decorate the OLLI Tree Tues., Nov. 22, 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.

For those who signed up for OLLI Thanksgiving Potluck on Thur., Nov. 26 – be on the lookout for an e-mail on Monday, Nov. 23.  Directions will be included in the e-mail and are also available in the OLLI Office.

 

The Travel SIG will meet tonight, Friday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the home of Sue Miller (101 Covington Rd, Greenville – just off Old Buncombe Road, very close to the OLLI.)  Bring your own beverage and snack to pass if you wish.  This is a very important meeting to discuss the future direction of the SIG and we need the input of all interested SIG members. Questions or directions, contact Betty Jo Shaw.

 

The Out and About Singles SIG will have a Christmas party on Friday, December 2, HC 111 at 1 p.m. in the Herring Center. Please bring a snack to share. Come and meet some new people. RSVP to Susan Cooper or Carolyn Rice. Guests are welcome!

 

Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Tuesday, December 6 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 p.m., 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 or 271-8544.  It is important for us to know in advance how many will be there to sing.

 

Join Justin Smith, financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments, on December 9 at 10 a.m. to hear the top IRA mistakes as well as discussion about the new DOL Fiduciary Rule change. Please let us know you are coming by calling the OLLI office at 864.294.2997.

 

LAST CALL FOR PHOTOS – OLLI Winter Photography Showcase: We hope you are enjoying the OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase in Room 110 of the Herring Center, featuring images taken by OLLI members during photography classes last spring.  The next exhibition begins in January; the theme is FALL COLOR. Pictures may have been taken any time and place.  OLLI members should send your name, artwork title, email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com by Dec. 5.  One submission per artist please.  Guidelines available at the OLLI office or via email.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

The Travel Committee needs your input! Did you know that more than 12 OLLI members have committed themselves to researching and planning wonderful trips for OLLI members to enjoy? The OLLI Travel Committee is looking at trips ranging from day trips to 10 day International trips.  Your feedback is needed to help determine what trips to explore and offer for OLLI members to enjoy.  If you are interested in traveling with OLLI, please take 5 minutes and complete this surveyWe can’t wait to get going!

 

You are invited to join other OLLI @ Furman members and Furman History Professor Marian Strobel on a historic exploration of the Battlefields of Western Europe, May 16 – 26, 2016. Starting and finishing in Paris, attendees will visit iconic battlefield sites, museums, glorious cathedrals and cemeteries significant to the American involvement in WWI and Normandy. Experience the cultural best of western Europe with visits to quaint cities such as Bruges, Arras, Reims, Amiens and Caen.  View the trip itinerary here. The cost of the trip is $4,571/double ($682 single supplement) which includes airfare, transportation to and from the Charlotte airport, accommodations and 2 meals per day. Please contact Heidi Wright to find out more information.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

Furman Theatre presents The Women of Lockerbie 17-19 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees Nov. 20. OLLI member tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Playhouse.

 

Discounted Men’s Basketball tickets! Come cheer on the Furman Men’s Paladin Basketball Team as they take on UNC Asheville, Tuesday, Nov. 22. at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through the website (use promotion code: OLLI to receive discount) or at the ticket office. $1 coffee and free donuts while they last!

 

John Blevins, Th.D., acting director of the Interfaith Health Program at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health will be speaking on “What Really Matters?”as a part of the L.D. Johnson Lecture Series. His talk will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7p.m. in the Daniel Memorial Chapel. A reception will follow in the Garden Room.

 

The Furman University Symphony Orchestra, the Furman Singers and Furman Men’s and Women’s Chorales will present “Christmas at Furman” Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The concert is open to the public and tickets for the Sound Quality Concert Series event are $10.

 

Zeta Tau Alpha, the Heller Service Corps and Furman Swing and Shag invite you to join them for an evening of “swinging and sweets” at the Snow Ball, Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Watkins Room (Trone Center).  RSVP to Christina Sturgeon at 301.512.7206. Semi-formal attire!

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

Come enjoy one of the performances by Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble and OLLI member Sharon Howell.  Concerts will be performed on November 18 at JL Mann High School, 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 27 at The Woodlands of Furman, 4 p.m.  Donations accepted. For more information, visit their website.

 

Alyson Amato, OLLI’s Movement Makers instructor, has arranged for OLLI Members to attend the International Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at a heavily reduced rate of $18 per ticket Orchestra Level. This Outreach Performance is on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Center Concert Hall. Reserve tickets at the OLLI Front Desk with cash or check made out to CDC. All tickets will be distributed the day of the performance in the Concert Hall Foyer 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Email alysonamato@gmail.com with questions.

 

 

November 4, 2016

The Winter brochure is available online and was mailed yesterday. Registration for Winter Term will begin November 15 (8 a.m.) for course package holders and November 17 (8 a.m.) for single courses. 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 Tuesday, November 8, 3-4 p.m. or Thursday, November 10, 12:30-1:20 p.m.

 

It’s not too late to come to this year’s BIG Fall event Cruisin’ with OLLI.  Revisit old time rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels TODAY, Friday, October 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Jump back in time and share the fun with other OLLI members rockin’ to the tunes of American Bandstand, check out the wheels of the Classic Car SIG members and enjoy some favorite foods of the times. Thank you to the Social Committee in their work putting together this festive event!

 

We have had a number of OLLI members step up and to plan and host the OLLI Thanksgiving Potluck!  Hooray!  In order to make it official, we need a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church (Travelers Rest) to open the church, be present, etc. If you are an OLLI member, a member of Trinity Presbyterian and would like to spend Thanksgiving with OLLI friends, please contact Heidi Wright as soon as possible (294-2997).

 

Please be careful with the coffee!  Help us and our cleaning staff our by bringing your own travel mug (with a lid) or buying an OLLI mug in the office.  If you do have a spill, let the office know so that we can treat it quickly and hopefully prevent stains on our carpet and chairs.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in the following Bonus Events.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

A Close-Up of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. (HCOO4)

Human Trafficking 101, Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. (HC113)

Saga of the Celts, Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. (HC004)

Poles Apart: North vs. South Pole, Friday, Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m. (HC110) – A Furman professor will discuss the differences between these two areas as well as the exploration and exploitation of each.

 

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! November 1, “Green Pods: Personal Rapid Transport Greenville-Spartanburg Airport” with Fred Payne, Chairman Greenville County Economic Development Center.

 

Enjoy an Out and About Singles member luncheon Fri., Nov. 4 at Noon at Sweet Catherine’s in Fountain Inn.  Send your reservation request to Carolyn Rice by Nov. 1.  Participation is limited to 12 people.

 

Enjoy productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company captured live in HD from Stratford-upon-Avon.  King Lear will be presented Friday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Burgiss Theatre in the 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 King Lear Lunch and Learn led by Dennis Tavernetti Wed., Nov. 9, 12:30-1:15, HC113.

 

Interested in playing Texas Hold’em (tournament style) once a month with other OLLI members? If so, contact Mike Halloran at 228.223.4767.

CALL FOR PHOTOS – OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase: We hope you are enjoying the OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room of the Herring Center.  It features images taken by OLLI members during OLLI photography classes last spring.  We are excited to announce that the next exhibition will run starting in January 2017. This time the theme will be FALL COLOR. There are no other restrictions.  The pictures may have been taken at any time and in any place.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate send your name, the title of your artwork , email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Submissions are due no later than December 5.  Only one submission per artist please.  A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the OLLI office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Sign up now to enjoy OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

Furman University is presenting a series of events addressing the global refugee crisis. Don Kerwin, Center of Migration Studies (NY), will present a faith-based reflection on the global refugee crisis on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. The lecture is part of the series “Refugee Crisis: Local and Global Responses,” which will run through Monday, Nov. 7. and is free and open to the public. For a complete listing of series events, check the website.

 

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 2 enjoy “I Need a Drink!” presented by Dr. Onarae Rice, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Furman University. For more information, visit the website.  Free.

 

Work by Furman University Department of Art faculty will be on display in Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, Oct. 7-Nov. 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception and talk with artists is set for Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. in Thompson Gallery.

 

Furman Theatre presents The Women of Lockerbie Nov. 9-12 and 17-19 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees Nov. 13 and 20. OLLI member tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Playhouse.  Playwright Deborah Brevoort will host a special pre-show discussion of the play on Friday, Nov. 11, 2:30 -4 p.m., HC110.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

Seventh graders at the Charles Townes Center are working on an Activism Project. The goal is for students to identify and research an idea or issue they are passionate about in order to devise a way to positively impact the world around them. As part of this project, we are seeking community volunteers as mentors to offer advice and guidance to students as they work through their projects. Students will be matched with mentors–either individually or in groups–and will work together about once a week for a 50-minute class period. We will match mentors with students based on topics the students choose. Interested?  Please complete this survey. Questions? email Dhara Baiden.

 

Need to shred some paper? Travelers Rest is hosting their Community Shred Event on Sat., Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. – noon at the History Museum of Travelers Rest (3 Edwards Street).  View guidelines here

October 28, 2016

The Winter brochure is available online and was mailed yesterday. Registration for Winter Term will begin November 15 (8 a.m.) for course package holders and November 17 (8 a.m.) for single courses. 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 Tuesday, November 8, 3-4 p.m. or Thursday, November 10, 12:30-1:20 p.m.

 

It’s not too late to come to this year’s BIG Fall event Cruisin’ with OLLI.  Revisit old time rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels TODAY, Friday, October 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Jump back in time and share the fun with other OLLI members rockin’ to the tunes of American Bandstand, check out the wheels of the Classic Car SIG members and enjoy some favorite foods of the times. Thank you to the Social Committee in their work putting together this festive event!

 

We have had a number of OLLI members step up and to plan and host the OLLI Thanksgiving Potluck!  Hooray!  In order to make it official, we need a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church (Travelers Rest) to open the church, be present, etc. If you are an OLLI member, a member of Trinity Presbyterian and would like to spend Thanksgiving with OLLI friends, please contact Heidi Wright as soon as possible (294-2997).

 

Please be careful with the coffee!  Help us and our cleaning staff our by bringing your own travel mug (with a lid) or buying an OLLI mug in the office.  If you do have a spill, let the office know so that we can treat it quickly and hopefully prevent stains on our carpet and chairs.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There is room for YOU in the following Bonus Events.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

A Close-Up of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. (HCOO4)

Human Trafficking 101, Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. (HC113)

Saga of the Celts, Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. (HC004)

Poles Apart: North vs. South Pole, Friday, Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m. (HC110) – A Furman professor will discuss the differences between these two areas as well as the exploration and exploitation of each.

 

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! November 1, “Green Pods: Personal Rapid Transport Greenville-Spartanburg Airport” with Fred Payne, Chairman Greenville County Economic Development Center.

 

Would you love historical travel with a Furman faculty expert?  We have the trip for you! We will have an informational meeting on Wed., Nov. 2 at 3:15 p.m., HC105 with Furman professor, Marian Strobel, for those interested in taking part in a faculty led trip visiting the Battlefields of Western Europe in mid to late May, 2017.  The tentative itinerary begins and ends in Paris and includes excursions to quaint towns, historic battlefields, fascinating museums. Contact Heidi Wright to let us know you will be there.

 

The OLLI Onstage SIG will meet on Thursday, November 3 at 12:20 p.m., HC103.   All are invited to come to explore possible presentations. Contact Judy Aten with questions.

 

Enjoy an Out and About Singles member luncheon Fri., Nov. 4 at Noon at Sweet Catherine’s in Fountain Inn.  Send your reservation request to Carolyn Rice by Nov. 1.  Participation is limited to 12 people.

 

Enjoy productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company captured live in HD from Stratford-upon-Avon.  King Lear will be presented Friday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Burgiss Theatre in the 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 King Lear Lunch and Learn led by Dennis Tavernetti Wed., Nov. 9, 12:30-1:15, HC113.

 

Interested in playing Texas Hold’em (tournament style) once a month with other OLLI members? If so, contact Mike Halloran at 228.223.4767.

CALL FOR PHOTOS – OLLI@Furman Winter Photography Showcase: We hope you are enjoying the OLLI@Furman Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room of the Herring Center.  It features images taken by OLLI members during OLLI photography classes last spring.  We are excited to announce that the next exhibition will run starting in January 2017. This time the theme will be FALL COLOR. There are no other restrictions.  The pictures may have been taken at any time and in any place.  If you are an OLLI member or staff and wish to participate send your name, the title of your artwork , email address, and a digital copy (medium sized JPEG – 2048 pixels on the long side) of your art to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com. Submissions are due no later than December 5.  Only one submission per artist please.  A copy of the guidelines can be picked up at the OLLI office or by request to furmanolliphoto@gmail.com.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Sign up now to enjoy OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

The Furman University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present their fall concert Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Presented by the Furman Department of Music, the concert is open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets are available at the door.

 

Furman University is presenting a series of events addressing the global refugee crisis. Don Kerwin, Center of Migration Studies (NY), will present a faith-based reflection on the global refugee crisis on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel. The lecture is part of the series “Refugee Crisis: Local and Global Responses,” which will run through Monday, Nov. 7. and is free and open to the public. For a complete listing of series events, check the website.

 

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 2 enjoy “I Need a Drink!” presented by Dr. Onarae Rice, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Furman University. For more information, visit the website.  Free.

 

Work by Furman University Department of Art faculty will be on display in Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, Oct. 7-Nov. 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception and talk with artists is set for Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. in Thompson Gallery.

 

Furman Theatre presents The Women of Lockerbie Nov. 9-12 and 17-19 at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees Nov. 13 and 20. OLLI member tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Playhouse.  Playwright Deborah Brevoort will host a special pre-show discussion of the play on Friday, Nov. 11, 2:30 -4 p.m., HC110.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

The Peace Center’s Peace Chamber concert series presents Masterpieces: Major, Minor, and Modern on Thur., Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., at the Gunter TheaterTickets are $45. For information click here.

 

Seventh graders at the Charles Townes Center are working on an Activism Project. The goal is for students to identify and research an idea or issue they are passionate about in order to devise a way to positively impact the world around them. As part of this project, we are seeking community volunteers as mentors to offer advice and guidance to students as they work through their projects. Students will be matched with mentors–either individually or in groups–and will work together about once a week for a 50-minute class period. We will match mentors with students based on topics the students choose. Interested?  Please complete this survey. Questions? email Dhara Baiden.

 

Need to shred some paper? Travelers Rest is hosting their Community Shred Event on Sat., Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. – noon at the History Museum of Travelers Rest (3 Edwards Street).  View guidelines here

October 21, 2016

The Winter brochure is available online and will be mailed on October 28. Registration for Winter Term will begin November 15 for course package holders and November 17 for single courses. It promises to be a great Winter Term. Thank you to our incredible committee members and instructors for building this schedule!

 

Have you been waiting to hear the beautiful piano in the Herring Center Lobby?  Please join us for a dedication of the grand piano graciously given to the Herring Center by Sarah and Gordon Herring on Thursday, October 27, 4 p.m.  Furman students and faculty will provide music and we will enjoy a demonstration of the instrument’s electronic capabilities.  A celebratory reception will follow.  Reservations are helpful as we plan the reception.  Please call or stop by the office to let us know you’ll be there.

 

Did you enjoy last year’s Fall for OLLI and the Antique Fest the year before?  Well, you won’t want to miss this year’s BIG Fall event Cruisin’ with OLLI.  Revisit old time rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels on Friday, October 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Jump back in time and share the fun with other OLLI members rockin’ to the tunes of American Bandstand, check out the wheels of the Classic Car SIG members and enjoy some favorite foods of the times. No cost to attend; reservations are strongly encouraged. To guarantee your food basket, pre-purchase a food ticket in the OLLI office for $10 (mini-hamburgers or hotdog, fries and your choice of a coke float or root beer float) by Tuesday!

 

All OLLI Members are invited to attend the “In Conversation With…” class on Thursday, October 27 in Daniel Recital Hall to hear Sarah and Gordon Herring share their experiences and photos from their trip to North Korea.

 

Our instructors and guests are the heart of what we do here, and we hear so often how much you enjoy your classes.  Their lectures often inspire questions, which is great and adds to the richness of the experience.  However, please remember that questions should be general and not specific to a single OLLI member’s experience.  Remember, if the question starts with I or My, it might be a story rather than a question.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

HIS626 “Greenville People, Greenville Places” will not meet Monday October 24.

 

There is room for YOU in the following Bonus Events next Friday, October 28.  Call or come by the office to sign up.

Rolfing Structural Integration, 10 a.m.

Target Zero/GCACS, 1 p.m.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

We will have a meeting for those interested in having an OLLI Thanksgiving and are willing to help “make it happen” on Monday, Oct. 24; 12:20 p.m., HC103.  Please come and contact Heidi Wright with questions.

 

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 25, “Travelers Rest – Creating a Vibrant Community” with Diana Turner, Travelers Rest City Administrator.

 

OLLI artists of any level are invited to the Open Studio SIG, Fridays, 1-3 p.m., HC005.   Bring your supplies, join in and don’t forget anything needed to clean up after.  Contact Chris Lane at 467-9144 with questions.

 

Out and About Singles will attend Miracle on 34th Street at the Greenville Little Theatre on Thursday, December 8 at 8 pm. Tickets are $33. Tickets go fast so we are planning early. If interested, contact Sue Miller.

 

Enjoy an Out and About Singles member luncheon Fri., Nov. 4 at Noon at Sweet Catherine’s in Fountain Inn.  Send your reservation request to Carolyn Rice by Nov. 1.  Participation is limited to 12 people.

 

 

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI

Sign up now to enjoy OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

We will have an informational meeting on Wed., Nov. 2 at 3:15 p.m., HC105 with Furman professor, Marian Strobel, for those interested in taking part in a faculty led trip visiting the Battlefields of Western Europe in mid to late May, 2017.  Contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office to let us know you will be there.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

The Sound Quality Concert Series presents the Furman Symphony Orchestra Fri., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 for OLLI members. For information, visit the website or call 294.2086.

The Furman Fall Festival of Choral Music will close with a concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus. Combined, the Furman Singers and High School Festival Choir number nearly 140 voices. Performing a mix of traditional sacred anthems, spirituals, and secular settings of significant poetry, the choirs will be accompanied by Furman senior Kevin Edens and Furman Music Professor Dr. Vivian Hamilton.

 

Nick Galasso, Ph.D. who leads Oxfam’s work on economic inequality and governance and The Riley Institute’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow will be speaking on “The Wealth Gap: Why It Matters and How We Can Fix It” in Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25.  Free.

 

The Furman University Men’s and Women’s Chorales and the Furman Singers will present their fall concert Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel.  The concert is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Furman Department of Music.

 

The Furman University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present their fall concert Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Presented by the Furman Department of Music, the concert is open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets are available at the door.

 

Work by Furman University Department of Art faculty will be on display in Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, Oct. 7-Nov. 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception and talk with artists is set for Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. in Thompson Gallery.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

The Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony Orchestra will present two monumental works by Jewish composers: SACRED SERVICE by Ernest Bloch and CHICHESTER PSALMS by Leonard Bernstein this Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Bing Vick conducts the concert and invites all to experience a wonderful evening of music.   Discounted tickets ($32 for $40 ticket) are available in the OLLI office.

 

The Interfaith Forum of Greenville invites you to participate in this year’s “The Upstate’s Interfaith Dinner Dialogues,” an event designed to find common ground between people of diverse faiths. This event will be held on Thurs. Oct. 27 from 6:30-9 p.m. in various home throughout the Greenville area. To learn more, click here. To register, click here. Free!

 

Local historian Don Koonce presents the history of Greenville through the role of the textile industry at the Consortium for Upstate South Carolina History. This presentation will take place on Wednesday October 26 at 12 noon. For reservations, call the Museum at (864)467-3100. Click here for more details.

 

The Peace Center’s Peace Chamber concert series presents Masterpieces: Major, Minor, and Modern on Thur., Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., at the Gunter TheaterTickets are $45. For information click here.

 

Don’t miss the Music on Sunday Concert Series presentation of The Musicians of Pan Harmonia, this Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m. at the Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville.)  Tickets are $20 and available at the door.  Find out more information on the website.

October 14, 2016

The current OLLI parking sticker is a purple square.  All current members should have one; if you do not, stop by the office to pick one up.  The first parking sticker is free with your membership.  Additional stickers are $1.

 

Make plans to attend this year’s BIG Fall event Cruisin’ with OLLI.  We will revisit old time rock and roll, drive-ins, and hot wheels on Friday, October 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Herring Center. Jump back in time as and share time with other OLLI members rockin’ to the tunes of American Bandstand, check out the wheels of the Classic Car SIG members and enjoy some favorite foods of the times. No cost to attend; reservations are helpful. Purchase a food ticket in the OLLI office for $10 (mini-hamburger or hotdog, fries and your choice of a coke float or root beer float) if you like.

 

Have you been waiting to hear the beautiful piano in the Herring Center Lobby?  Please join us for a dedication of the grand piano graciously given to the Herring Center by Sarah and Gordon Herring on Thursday, October 27, 4 p.m.  Furman students and faculty will provide music and we will enjoy a demonstration of the instrument’s electronic capabilities.  A celebratory reception will follow.  Reservations are helpful as we plan the reception.  Please call or stop by the office to let us know you’ll be there.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

BEF215 Investing 101 will not meet on Tuesday, Oct 18 (they have scheduled a makeup class on Oct 17).

PAH879 Zentangle will not meet on Wednesday, Oct 19.

ACM141 Drawing Projects will not meet on Friday, October 21.

 

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 18, “Around the World in 80 Slides” with OLLI Members Sally and Pete Potosky.

 

Enjoy productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company captured live in HD from Stratford-upon-Avon.  Hamlet will be presented Wednesday, Oct 19 at 4 p.m. in Burgiss Theatre in the Trone Student Center.  Tickets are available in the OLLI office and at the door and are $16 for OLLI members, $18 for general public.

 

Special Event: A group of OLLI members has developed the Personal & Community Engagement (PCE) Initiative, a personal service initiative to simplify matching older adults with meaningful volunteer positions compatible with your skills and desires. Come meet with your peers to discuss volunteer options with 15 Greenville Agencies. Wed., Oct. 19, 1:30-3:30, HC110. Sign up in the OLLI Office.

 

OLLI artists of any level are invited to the Open Studio SIG, Fridays, 1-3 p.m., HC005.   Bring your supplies, join in and don’t forget anything needed to clean up after.  Contact Chris Lane at 467-9144 with questions.

 

Out and About Singles will be attending Miracle on 34th Street at the Greenville Little Theatre on Thursday, December 8 at 8 pm. Tickets are $33. Tickets go fast so we are planning early. If interested, contact Sue Miller.

 

Enjoy an Out and About Singles member luncheon Fri., Nov. 4 at Noon at Sweet Catherine’s in Fountain Inn.  Send your reservation request to Carolyn Rice by Nov. 1.  Participation is limited to 12 people.

 

Interested in an OLLI Thanksgiving celebration to be held on Thanksgiving Day?  We need a few people to lead the charge.  Contact Heidi Wright.

 

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
The International Travel Committee is exploring the possibility of offering an OLLI @ Furman trip with a Furman faculty member to visit the Battlefields of Western Europe in mid to late May, 2017.  Interested?  Contact Heidi Wright in the OLLI office to help us gauge participation. A meeting will be held soon with Furman faculty to overview the details of the trip.

 

Sign up now to enjoy OLLI @ Furman’s exclusive Road Scholar Santa Fe and Taos: Tale of Two Cities trip on June 5-11, 2017. Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. View details here. The cost of the trip is $1,484/double ($1,964 single). Sign-up with Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and reference Program #11009. For additional information and further assistance, see Heidi in the OLLI office.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?  

The Sound Quality Concert Series presents the Furman Symphony Orchestra Fri., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 for OLLI members. For information, visit the website or call 294.2086.

Conservation Biologist and Furman alum Dr. Thomas Rainwater will speak Thurs., Oct. 20 at 7pm in the Watkins Room, Trone Student Center. His talk, “Reality Bites: Cultural Challenges in Conserving the World’s Endangered Crocodiles and Turtles” is free and open to the public.

Furman University presents “A Conversation with South Carolina Congressional Candidates:  An Experiment in Civility and Substance” on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Watkins Room, Trone Student Center.  The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required.  OLLI members may pick up tickets (limit 2 per person, and you must show your OLLI nametag or Paladin Pass) at Johns Hall 111 beginning on October 19.  You may also pick up tickets beginning October 20 (limit 4 per person) at the Trone Student Center information desk.

 

The Furman Fall Festival of Choral Music will close with a concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus. Combined, the Furman Singers and High School Festival Choir number nearly 140 voices. Performing a mix of traditional sacred anthems, spirituals, and secular settings of significant poetry, the choirs will be accompanied by Furman senior Kevin Edens and Furman Music Professor Dr. Vivian Hamilton.

 

Work by Furman University Department of Art faculty will be on display in Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, Oct. 7-Nov. 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception and talk with artists is set for Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. in Thompson Gallery.

 

Nick Galasso, Ph.D. who leads Oxfam’s work on economic inequality and governance will be The Riley Institute’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow will be speaking on “The Wealth Gap: Why It Matters and How We Can Fix It” in Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25.

 

What’s GOING ON around Greenville?  

The Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony Orchestra will present two monumental works by Jewish composers: SACRED SERVICE by Ernest Bloch and CHICHESTER PSALMS by Leonard Bernstein on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Bing Vick conducts the concert and invites all to experience a wonderful evening of music.   Discounted tickets ($32 for $40 ticket) are available in the OLLI office.

 

The Upstate Women’s Club invites you to the “Peace of Triune” Art Auction, October 20, 7 p.m. at The Upper Room (7 College St., Greenville).  The event will feature artwork produced by members of the Triune community and local area artisans. Learn more and make your reservation here. Free!

 

The Travelers Rest Arts Alliance invites you to Art on the Trail Oct. 21-22 at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. The event kicks off Friday, Oct. 21 at 6pm with a FREE concert featuring Katie Rockwell performing A Tribute to Patsy Cline. Food trucks, fun and frivolity begin at 5 p.m.  On Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., enjoy the Art Market featuring more than 70 artists, a series of performances, literary art presentations, children’s art activities and much more. Visit the website to learn more.

 

Local historian Don Koonce presents the history of Greenville through the role of the textile industry at the Consortium for Upstate South Carolina History. This presentation will take place on Wednesday October 28th at 12 noon. For reservations, call the Museum at (864)467-3100. Click here for more details.

 

Are you interested in silk screen printing? If so, there is a trade show being in held in Charlotte, NC on Oct 27-29. For more information you can contact Mike Halloran at milehallo2u@gmail.com or you can text or

call 228-223-4767.