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April 18, 2019

OLLI NOTES April 18, 2019
The OLLI Office will be closed for the Furman Spring Holiday on Friday, April 19.

The Summer 2019 Brochure is now available to view ONLINE

***On Wednesday, April 24 Furman will host Special Olympics on campus. Due to traffic and parking issues, most OLLI classes have been canceled that day (unless your class has discussed alternate plans). Announcements have been made in class and we will send reminder emails. The classes that WILL meet are: all 3:15 p.m. classes in the Herring Center, Carolina’s Lost Communities 10:45 a.m. at Daniel Recital Hall and The Constitution 1:30 p.m. at Daniel Recital Hall. Reminder for those meeting in Daniel Recital Hall – you will need to enter the campus from the front gate off of Poinsett Highway. Thank you for understanding as Furman helps celebrate these Special Olympians.***

OLLI Spring Directories are available in the OLLI Office for $3.

The stage is set for OLLI to celebrate another great year at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 21 at Timmons Arena. We will recognize incoming and outgoing Council members and of course, enjoy time with OLLI members before the summer is upon us. Doors open at 11:30 for fellowship (cash bar available). Enjoy a buffet lunch at noon including signature spinach salad with strawberries, grilled salmon, roasted chicken, three cheese polenta cake, seasonal vegetables, herb roasted potatoes, rolls and a selection of pies for dessert! Dress is casual. Sign up in the OLLI office for just $20 by Wednesday, May 15. Please notify Heidi Wright of any dietary restrictions. This is a limited run event, so sign up today!

New to Greenville and interested in learning more about your new hometown? Lived here a long time but ready to find a way to contribute? Senior Leaders Greenville (SLG) is for you! A program of OLLI@Furman, SLG builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. The class meets monthly for day-long sessions at locations around Greenville, September-May. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply for Class 6. Brochures and applications are available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

Thinking of offering a class in the Fall 19 term? Please note that Course Proposal Forms are due on May 1.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
5 spots left, be sure to register!! OLLI @ Furman has teamed up with Road Scholar to offer designated space on one of their most popular programs – The Women of Appalachia: Traditions, Stories and Song, Sunday, Oct. 6 – Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. This unique opportunity exploring the history behind the women who made their mark in the culture of Appalachia while enjoying Lake Junaluska’s Lambuth Inn. View the program overview or the detailed itinerary. Trip Rates and Registration: $949/person double occupancy (single supplement, $1,109) Register with a $100 deposit by calling 800-454-5768, reference program number #22829PCR and be sure to let them know you are with OLLI @ Furman University. Registration Deadline: May 3, 2019. Contact Heidi Wright with questions.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join in our Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! On April 23, enjoy Pro Soccer to Arrive in Greenville: Who, What, Why and When with Joe Irwin, Chairman.

The Space Exploration SIG will meet on the second Friday of the month during the Spring term in HC 105 at 1 p.m. Come get updates on current activity in space exploration. Contact Bill Bradshaw with questions.

The Talkin’ Baseball SIG has been cancelled for the remainder of the Spring Term.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Support Furman Paladin Sports currently in season! A full schedule and tickets can be found ONLINE here.

Music Lovers! The Furman Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and Oratorio Chorus will present a concert Friday, April 26, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The spring Oratorio, “Fauré Requiem, and Bizet L’Arlésienne Suites” is a Sound Quality Concert Series event presented by the Furman Department of Music. Tickets are $10 for seniors. Tickets at the door or through Eventbrite. For information, contact Furman Music.

Hit the Links! Furman Women’s Basketball presents the 9th Annual Golf Tournament on May 3. Registration at 10a.m. with a shotgun start at 11a.m at the Furman University Golf Course. Cost is $125 and includes golf, driving range, meals, beverage cart, and awards. Sponsorships available. All proceeds go to Furman Women’s Basketball. Email Rob Carson for more information.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
The Greenville County Library is offering an exciting and free event series called Rhythm & Rhymes: A Music & Poetry Series. Thu, Apr 18, 6:30p-7:30pm • Five Forks Library. The Greenville Jazz Collective performs live music with poet, Martha Mims. Experience the interplay between the music of poetry and the language of music. Tue, Apr 30 • 6:30p-7:30p • Hughes Main Library Dr. John Akers performs the music beloved by poet, Carl Sandburg on the Spanish guitar and recites his guitar-inspired writings. Email or call 527-9293 to register.

Spring Has Sprung! Greater Greenville Master Gardener’s Annual Plant Sale to be held Sat, April 27, 8a.m.-Noon at the Roper Mountain Science Center. Visit ONLINE for a list of plants available. Raffle will be held for plant or garden art.

Join in the Mutt Strut benefitting the Greenville Human Society on April 27, 8:30 a.m. Register HERE

On Sat, May 4, 11am-4pm, Foothills Family Resources, which helps people in northern Greenville County move from crisis to self-sufficiency, will host the 18th Annual Strawberry Festival in Slater, S.C. The festival has food, arts & crafts, face-painting, children’s art, magic, clowns, and the best strawberry shortcake! Come join in the fun and support a worthy cause! For info, contact Jean Blank at 239-0110.

Celebrate Upstate Shakespeare Festival’s (USF) 25th Anniversary! Learn about USF’s upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet. On Wednesday, May 8, 7-8:00 p.m. join USF actors and Shakespeare lecturer Dr. Mary Hiles for a lively presentation on the world’s greatest romantic drama. Registration required. Email or call 527-9293 to register.

Be a part of Peace & Conflict Resolution! Rotary Club of Greenville is hosting a conference event on Fri, May 3, 8:30-4:30 p.m. to inspire people to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner. $45/includes lunch, $35 for Rotary members. Be a part of the solution and register HERE! For more information contact Rotary.

Volunteer Call for Habitat for Humanity’s 3rd Annual Joe Barron Golf Classic on May 16 at Green Valley Country Club. Habitat is seeking volunteers to help in a number of different capacities. Contact Noel Pagan for more information.

Don’t Miss the Rummage and Bake Sale benefitting The Glassy Mountain Fire Department Sat, May 4, 8a.m.- Noon @ the Beaver Dam Fire Station, 315 Beaver Dam Road, Travelers Rest, S.C.

OLLI @ Clemson will host Antique Fair on the Green at Patrick Square on Fri., Jun 7, Noon-7 p.m. and Sat., Jun 8 10-5 p.m. Free. Callout for vendors and attendees! Contact OLLI@Clemson for info.

April 12, 2019

OLLI NOTES April 12, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30-5 Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. Our number is 864-294-2998.

OLLI Spring Directories are available in the OLLI Office for $3.

The OLLI Office will be closed for the Good Friday Holiday next Friday, April 19.

On Wednesday, April 24 Furman will host Special Olympics on campus. Due to traffic and parking issues, most OLLI classes have been canceled that day (unless your class has discussed alternate plans). Announcements have been made in class and we will be sending reminder emails. The classes that WILL meet are: all 3:15 p.m. classes in the Herring Center, Carolina’s Lost Communities 10:45 a.m. at Daniel Recital Hall and The Constitution 1:30 p.m. at Daniel Recital Hall. Reminder for those meeting in Daniel Recital Hall – you will need to enter the campus from the front gate off of Poinsett Highway. Thank you for understanding as Furman helps celebrate these Special Olympians.

Want to learn more about your community and your place in it? Apply now for Class 6 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program at OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply. Brochures and applications are available in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy.

Interested in serving as a leader of OLLI? Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member? As required by our bylaws, Sally Bornmueller – President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Kathy Roed – Volunteer Chair, John Bissell, Steve Davis, and Cathy Dwyer. The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2019-20 Council: VP/President Elect and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to Sally Bornmueller

Instructors and others looking to offer a class for the Fall 19 term, please note that Course Proposal Forms are due on May 1.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
5 spots left, be sure to register!! OLLI @ Furman has teamed up with Road Scholar to offer designated space on one of their most popular programs – The Women of Appalachia: Traditions, Stories and Song, Sunday, Oct. 6 – Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. This unique opportunity exploring the history behind the women who made their mark in the culture of Appalachia while enjoying Lake Junaluska’s Lambuth Inn. View the program overview or view the detailed itinerary. Trip Rates and Registration: $949/person double occupancy (single supplement, $1,109) Register with a $100 deposit by calling 800-454-5768, reference program number #22829PCR and be sure to let them know you are with OLLI @ Furman University. Registration Deadline: May 3, 2019. Contact Heidi Wright with questions.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join in our Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! On April 16, enjoy Interventional Pain Managements Treatment Options with Ashley Mullinax, M.D.

The Space Exploration SIG will meet on the second Friday of the month during the Spring term in HC 105 at 1:00 p.m. Come get updates on current activity in space exploration. Contact Bill Bradshaw with questions.
Let’s play Bocce! The OLLI Bocce SIG will meet Wednesdays at 3 p.m. during the Spring term, weather cooperative. Meet in the lobby or in the field across the drive where the Furman band practices. No experience or skill required. Contact Stan Klotz @ 864-431-3242 or Heidi Wright in the OLLI office @ 864-294-2997.

Stop into the Herring Center and check out the art installation displays on the Baiden Wall featuring a Preponderance of Purple artwork and in the Crabtree Room featuring Flora and Fauna photography.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman University Theatre presents “John Proctor is the Villain,” a new play by Kimberly Belflower in collaboration with The Farm Theater (New York), Tues, April 9,- Sat, April 13, at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on Sat, April 13, and Sun, April 14. Performances in The Playhouse on campus. Link for tickets $15.

The works of Furman University students will be on display April 5-27 at Greenville’s Southeast Center for Photography located on 116 E. Broad St. The opening reception takes place Fri, Apr 5, 6-8 p.m. Hours are Wed-Fri, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Learn more HERE.

Enjoy Art by Furman University graduating seniors which will be on display Apr 9-May 11 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception honoring the artists is set for Tues, Apr 9, 6-8 p.m. in the Roe Art Building. FREE.

Charles Townes Lecture Series Faith and Reasoning will feature Todd May, Class if 1941 Memorial Professor of Humanities, Clemson University speaking on “Spirituality and the Meaning of Life” on Tues, Apr 16 @ 7 p.m. at Younts Conference Center, Furman campus. Reception and bool signing to follow. FREE.

Support Furman Paladin Sports currently in season! A full schedule and tickets can be found ONLINE here.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Greenville Chorale Spring Concert, “An Orchestra of Voices!” Bing Vick conducts the 150-voice Greenville Chorale in a concert of interesting, delightful, and entertaining choral arrangements of orchestral music by Dvorak, Barber, Elgar, Bach and Rossini on Fri, April 12, 8 p.m., First Baptist Church. Featuring acclaimed Rushingbrook Childrens Choir. Discounted tickets in the OLLI office for only $24.

SC Native Plant Society’s Spring Plant Sale on April 13th@ 9:00-1:00 p.m. at Conestee Park, 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville, next to the old baseball stadium. Visit online for more information.
Join Chautauqua to hear Furman’s Dr. Marian Strobel’s insight into Jackie Kennedy, a mysterious and private, yet public person. Tues, Apr 16 at 7 p.m., Hughes Main Library. Call 244-1499 or link here. Free!

Special ticket offer for the Peace Center Broadway show “Come From Away” for a special Interfaith Night. Enjoy a 10% discount by following the LINK!
Music Ensemble Event offered by S.C. Governor’s School presents Piano Ensemble Recital Apr 16 @ 7:30 p.m., SCGSAH Smith Recital Hall, 15 University Street, Greenville, SC 29601. FREE!

Experience the talent of the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities student pianists who will perform a variety of music in two-person ensembles as well as chamber works for piano and other instruments. This event is free and open to the public.

Join ReUNITED for a Lunch and Learn on Thurs, Apr 18, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center. Speakers will include representatives from the South Carolina Army National Guard, Lockheed Martin and Upstate Warrior Solution. Registration and Information online HERE.
OLLI @ Clemson will be hosting Antique Fair on the Green at Patrick Square on Fri., Jun 7, Noon-7 p.m. and Sat., Jun 8 10-5 p.m. Free. Callout for vendors and attendees! Contact OLLI@Clemson for info.

Be a part of Peace & Conflict Resolution! Rotary Club of Greenville is hosting a conference event on
Fri, May 3, 8:30-4:30 p.m. to inspire people to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner. $45/includes lunch, $35 for Rotary members. Be a part of the solution and register HERE! For more information contact Rotary.

Volunteer Call for Habitat for Humanity’s 3rd Annual Joe Barron Golf Classic on May 16 at Green Valley Country Club. Habitat is seeking volunteers to help in a number of different capacities. Contact Noel Pagan for more information.

April 5, 2019

OLLI NOTES April 5, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30-5 Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. Our number is 864-294-2998.

Hot off the press, the Spring edition of OLLILife! Find our quarterly magazine online or in the OLLI Office.

Interested in serving as a leader of OLLI? Do you know someone who would be a great OLLI Council member? As required by our bylaws, Sally Bornmueller – President Elect, chairs the Nominating Committee and has chosen the following committee members: Kathy Roed – Volunteer Chair, John Bissell, Steve Davis, and Cathy Dwyer. The Committee requests suggestions from the membership for openings on the 2019-20 Council: VP/President Elect and 2 At-Large members. Email nominations to Sally Bornmueller

Furman Engaged! Undergraduate research, internships, study away experiences, creative projects, service learning, first-year writing seminars and capstone experiences–Furman students have immersed themselves in these and other high-impact learning experiences. Furman Engaged! allows students to complete the last and key step of these deep learning experiences–public sharing of their work with peers, faculty, staff, and the community. You are invited to the 11th Annual Furman Engaged! on Tuesday, April 9, as students share their transformative experiences with the Furman and Greenville communities. A detailed schedule online.

OLLI members enjoy participating in many facets of campus life at Furman. If you want to connect with a person or organization on campus, please check in with OLLI Director Nancy Kennedy. She will be happy to connect you with the right person.

Apply now for Class 6 of Senior Leaders Greenville, a program at OLLI@Furman that builds awareness of the essential role of seniors in the community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to become active players seeking better lives for seniors in Greenville, the Upstate, and beyond. Learn more on the website, and click here to apply. Brochures and applications are available in the OLLI office.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
OLLI @ Furman has teamed up with Road Scholar to offer designated space on one of their most popular programs – The Women of Appalachia: Traditions, Stories and Song, Sunday, Oct. 6 – Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. This unique opportunity allows participants to explore the history behind the women who made their mark in the culture of Appalachia while enjoying Lake Junaluska’s Lambuth Inn. Take a moment to view the program overview or view the detailed itinerary. Trip Rates and Registration: $949/person double occupancy (single supplement, $1,109) Register with a $100 deposit by calling 800-454-5768, reference program number #22829PCR and be sure to let them know you are with OLLI @ Furman University. Registration Deadline: May 3, 2019. Contact Heidi Wright with questions.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join in our Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! On April 9, enjoy The Riley Institute: What’s It All About? with Riley Institute Executive Director, Dr. Don Gordon.

Innovation Hour is a business pitch course sponsored by the Furman Creative Collaborative in partnership with OLLI. This past year’s course was a big success and it will be back next fall. Check out this video to see what it’s all about.

Congratulations to OLLI Members Gordon Dohm, Brenda Hill and Ali Van Den Broek who all had pieces accepted into the prestigious Anderson Arts Center annual juried show. Ali was also the recipient of a merit award. The show will open Fri, Apr 5. You may find information on the arts center and the showing HERE.

Join the Adventure SIG on their first adventure, paddling the Edisto River and sleeping in treehouses, May 23-25! See the website HERE for details and come to a meeting to sign up on Monday, April 8 at 12:15 in HC103. Cost will be approximately $300 per person and due at the meeting (bring your checkbook). Contact Allan Boyle with questions.

What’s Going on at Furman?
The Furman University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present their spring concert Fri, April 5, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Presented by Furman Department of Music. Tickets, $5 at the door.

Paladins Womens Softball will play UNCG on Sat Apr, 6 & Sun, Apr 7 @ 1:00 at Furman University. Enjoy competition and spring weather while you cheer on Furman! FREE

Furman University Theatre presents “John Proctor is the Villain,” a new play by Kimberly Belflower in collaboration with The Farm Theater (New York), Tues, April 9,- Sat, April 13, at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on Sat, April 13, and Sun, April 14. Performances in The Playhouse on campus. Link for tickets $15.

Tocqueville Lecture Series “Love, Friendship and Politics.” For the final talk in the series David Bromwich, author and Professor of English at Yale University, will speak at Furman University on Wed, Apr 10, at 5 p.m., Watkins Room, Trone Student Center. His talk, “Power, Passion, and Mark Antony,” is free.

The works of Furman University students will be on display April 5-27 at Greenville’s Southeast Center for Photography located on 116 E. Broad St. The opening reception takes place Fri, Apr 5, 6-8 p.m. Hours are Wed-Fri, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Learn more HERE.

Enjoy Art by Furman University graduating seniors which will be on display Apr 9-May 11 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception honoring the artists is set for Tues, Apr 9, 6-8 p.m. in the Roe Art Building. FREE.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Is Your “MARCH MADNESS” Bracket Busted? Go to the Symphony this weekend! $10 Tickets for “Virtuosity Unleased” You’ll never think of the tuba the same way again after experiencing the jaw-dropping artistry of the internationally-renowned, Velvet Brown. Rounding out this spectacular concert is William Walton’s “Coronation March” and Sergei Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony. OLLI Members may present their OLLI name badge at the Peace Center Box Office to get this deal on Sat, Apr 6@8:00 pm or Sun, Apr 7 @3:00 pm.

Shalomfest at Temple of Israel featuring a 2:15 p.m. performance by a 24-voice Interfaith Choir and the OLLI Recorder Consort. Enjoy this cultural celebration with music, food, art and dancing! Sunday, April 7, 10:30-4:30. Free admission. Info online.

Greenville Chorale Spring Concert, “An Orchestra of Voices!” Bing Vick conducts the 150-voice Greenville Chorale in a concert of interesting, delightful, and entertaining choral arrangements of orchestral music by Dvorak, Barber, Elgar, Bach and Rossini on Fri, April 12, 8 p.m., First Baptist Church. Featuring acclaimed Rushingbrook Childrens Choir. Discounted tickets in the OLLI office for only $24.

Join Chautauqua to hear Furman’s Dr. Marian Strobel’s insight into Jackie Kennedy, a mysterious and private, yet public person. Tues, Apr 16 at 7 p.m., Hughes Main Library. Call 244-1499 or link here. Free!

Special ticket offer for the Peace Center Broadway show “Come From Away” for a special Interfaith Night. Enjoy a 10% discount by following the LINK!

Join ReUNITED for a Lunch and Learn on Thurs, Apr 18, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center. Speakers will include representatives from the South Carolina Army National Guard, Lockheed Martin and Upstate Warrior Solution. Registration and Information online HERE.

SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities hosts a solo show by photographer Armon Means, whose work considers minority identity, cultural concerns, and environmental influences. This exhibit will feature three bodies of work—”Black Bikers,” “Inclusions,” and “North American Portraits.” Means is a professor of art at Belmont University. Visitors are welcome and asked to sign in at the Visitor Center April 1 – 26 M-F, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., SCGSAH Lipscomb Gallery, 15 University St, Greenville.

March 29, 2019

OLLI NOTES March 29, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30-5 Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. Our number is 864-294-2998.

Check out the NEW Spring edition of OLLILife! Find our quarterly magazine online or in the OLLI Office.

Thank you for reporting coffee spills this week. We appreciate your efforts to keep the Herring Center clean!

Special event! LET US ENTERTAIN YOU! With music, laughs, and fun memories as Jim Nicholson presents The F Word (But Not That One) Thursday, April 4, 3:15-4:30 in HC110 to celebrate the U.N. International Day of Happiness, sponsored by the Community Volunteering SIG. RSVPs helpful; sign up in the office.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
Only 3 spots left in OLLI’s travel adventure Americans in Paris: Finding Our Revolutionary Leaders in the City of Lights, September 24 – October 4, 2019. Participants will have an opportunity to experience a unique exploration of French history and culture (in particular the rich history between the United States and France), and, of course, fine food and accommodations. From historic homes, monuments and neighborhoods to other unique destinations you might not find on your own, this trip promises to give you your fill. View the detailed itinerary and information here. Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

Interested in delving into the fascinating lives and history of the women who made their mark on the culture of Appalachia with beautiful Lake Junaluska as your backdrop? If so, mark your calendar as OLLI @ Furman presents Road Scholar’s The Women of Appalachia: Traditions, Stories and Song, Sunday, October 6 – Friday, October 11, 2019. There will be an informational meeting about this unique travel opportunity on Thursday, April 4 at 12:30, HC113 to learn more. Contact Heidi Wright with questions.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join in our Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! On April 2, Bill Bradshaw, OLLI member, instructor, photographer, and avid gardener will present Light, Shadows in Seasons in the Garden.

OLLI SIG NEWS
The Travel SIG will meet Friday, April 5 at 4:30 pm in the Furman Faculty Dining Room. The topic is Cuba. This is the last meeting until fall. Any questions contact Patty Mitcham or Sarah Jerome.

The OLLI Gluten Intolerance SIG Group will hold a lunch/meeting on Apr 26 @12:30 at Grill Marks, Haywood Mall. We look forward to sharing recipes, restaurants or whatever else you would like to talk about. New and old members welcome! Please RSVP to Cindy Smithers or Anita Dutrow.

Let’s play Bocce! The OLLI Bocce SIG will meet Wednesdays at 3 p.m. during the Spring term, weather cooperative. Meet in the lobby or in the field across the drive where the Furman band practices. No experience or skill required. Contact Stan Klotz @ 864-431-3242 or Heidi Wright in the OLLI office @ 864-294-2997.

The Movie SIG will meet Apr 1 at 3:15 in HC103. Contact Debbie Ahlers to reserve your spot. Watch the film on your own: The Artist (2011), a silent movie in black and white, is available on Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, and You Tube. Discussion will include movie facts and viewer reactions.

The Open Studio Studios SIG provides a welcoming place to work on your current painting and drawing projects with artists of all levels. Come join them on Fridays, 12:30 – 3 p.m., HC005. Contact Paula Winiski

The Outdoor Adventure SIG is open to all who love the outdoors. The group will experience adventures such as hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, cycling and other activities. The initial meeting will be Apr 4 at 3:15 p.m., HC111. We will plan our first activity and will also discuss an Edisto River Treehouse excursion. Contact Allan Boyle for info. A trip meeting will be held Apr. 11@ 3:15 p.m. HC111.

What’s Going on at Furman?
The Classics Department presents Homer’s Light: The Odyssey Koan, a talk by Stanley Lombardo, translator of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Wed., April 3, 5:30 p.m., Johns Hall 101. Free and open to the public.

Furman University will host the United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Concert Band in a performance Thurs, Apr 4, at 7:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The concert is free!

The Furman University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present their spring concert Fri, April 5, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Presented by Furman Department of Music. Tickets, $5 at the door.

The Furman Percussion Ensemble will present a concert honoring the career of Furman Music Professor John Beckford Sat, April 6, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Guests are invited onstage to an instrument ‘petting zoo’ from 7:30-7:45 p.m. Directed by Furman Percussion Professor Omar Carmenates and presented by the Furman Department of Music. Tickets are $10 for seniors. For information CONTACT.

Furman University Theatre presents “John Proctor is the Villain,” a new play by Kimberly Belflower in collaboration with The Farm Theater (New York), Tues, April 9,- Sat, April 13, at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on Sat, April 13, and Sun, April 14. Performances in The Playhouse on campus. Link for tickets $15.

Just weeks after leading the Furman Symphonic Winds in a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Leslie W. Hicken will conduct the ensemble in its annual spring concert Fri, Apr 12, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The concert marks the end of Hicken’s 26-year career as Director of Furman Bands. Tickets, $10.

Furman’s SCOPES Summer Program Grandchildren in town this summer? Consider Furman University’s SCOPES Summer Program. For rising 1st – 8th graders, each weekly session features science, art, sports, music, games, and swimming – all on Furman’s pristine campus and under the supervision of certified teachers and instructors. For more information and to register online Furman Scopes Questions? Call 864-294-2381.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Shalomfest at Temple of Israel featuring an OLLI Recorder concert at 2:15 p.m. Enjoy this cultural celebration with music, food, art and dancing! Sun, Apr, 7th 10:30-4:30 p.m. Free admission. Info online.

Join Chautauqua to hear Furman’s Dr. Marian Strobel’s insight into Jackie Kennedy, a mysterious and private, yet public person. Tues, Apr 16 at 7 p.m., Hughes Main Library. Call 244-1499 or link here. Free!

Greenville Chorale Spring Concert, “An Orchestra of Voices!” Bing Vick conducts the 150-voice Greenville Chorale in a concert of interesting, delightful, and entertaining choral arrangements of orchestral music by Dvorak, Barber, Elgar, Bach and Rossini on Fri, April 12, 8 p.m., First Baptist Church. Featuring acclaimed Rushingbrook Childrens Choir. Discounted tickets in the OLLI office for only $24.

Join ReUNITED for a Lunch and Learn on Thurs, Apr 18, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center. Speakers will include representatives from the South Carolina Army National Guard, Lockheed Martin and Upstate Warrior Solution. Registration and Information online HERE.

SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities hosts a solo show by photographer Armon Means, whose work considers minority identity, cultural concerns, and environmental influences. This exhibit will feature three bodies of work—”Black Bikers,” “Inclusions,” and “North American Portraits.” Means is a professor of art at Belmont University. Visitors are welcome and asked to sign in at the Visitor Center April 1 – 26 M-F, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., SCGSAH Lipscomb Gallery, 15 University St, Greenville.

March 22,2019

OLLI NOTES March 22, 2019
The OLLI Office is open 8:30-5 Monday-Thursday, and 8:30-4 on Fridays. Our number is 864-294-2998.

We are looking for Class Liaisons for the Spring Term! If you are interested, email Pam Roberson.

Check out the NEW Spring edition of OLLILife! Find our quarterly magazine online or in the OLLI Office.

We hope you take notice of our newly cleaned carpets in the upstairs of the Herring Center. We think the carpets look great, and we need your help in maintaining their bright new look. Help us keep costs down by bringing your coffee cup with a lid from home. You are also welcome to purchase a reusable OLLI coffee cup in the OLLI Office for $12. If using one of the disposable coffee cups, please use a lid. In case of a spill, please report it to the office, so we may clean up and keep our carpet stain-free.

Are you an OLLI Member who has a current lifeguard certificate? OLLI is always looking for certified lifeguards to help with OLLI classes that meet at the PAC pool. Please contact Alise Brown or 294-2141 if you are interested in serving as a lifeguard during any of our OLLI terms.

Help a Furman student! OLLI members have worked with Dr. Michelle Horhota, Associate Dean for Mentoring and Advising, to develop a mentoring program for Furman students. The initial test was very successful for students and mentors! We are ready to expand the program with your help. If you would like to serve as a mentor for a Furman student, come to an informational meeting on Tue., March 26, 3 p.m. in room 004. Your experiences in careers, travel, and college majors are helpful to students who are making important life decisions. Reservations are helpful. For information, contact Bob McGrath or Nancy Kennedy.

Spring 2019 Registration continues online and in the office. If your statement says “Registered Not Paid,” you are registered for your classes and just need to pay for the class (cash or check) in the office.
Here are a few courses you may have missed:
CEB1716 Education in America Wed, 3:15 p.m.               RPH996 Jewish American Experience, Fri, 9 a.m.
ACM123 The Post-Apocalypse Novel, Thur, 1:30 p.m.      ACM131 Classics of World Literature, Wed, 9 a.m.

TRAVEL WITH OLLI
Only 3 spots left in OLLI’s travel adventure Americans in Paris: Finding Our Revolutionary Leaders in the City of Lights, September 24 – October 4, 2019. Participants will have an opportunity to experience a unique exploration of French history and culture (in particular the rich history between the United States and France), and, of course, fine food and accommodations. From historic homes, monuments and neighborhoods to other unique destinations you might not find on your own, this trip promises to give you your fill. View the detailed itinerary and information here. Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

Interested in delving into the fascinating lives and history of the women who made their mark on the culture of Appalachia with beautiful Lake Junaluska as your backdrop? If so, mark your calendar as OLLI @ Furman presents Road Scholar’s The Women of Appalachia: Traditions, Stories and Song, Sunday, October 6 – Friday, October 11, 2019. There will be an informational meeting about this unique travel opportunity on Thursday, April 4 at 12:30, HC113 to learn more. Contact Heidi Wright with questions.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Join in our Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! On March 26, Retired U.S. Congressman, Bob Inglis, will present Can Free Enterprise Solve Climate Change.

Four OLLI members, Gordon Dohm, Brenda Hill, Linda Hosek and Paul Woodward, have images in the Blue Ridge Art Center’s 2019 National Juried Photography Exhibition in Seneca, S.C. The juror, Sam Wang, who initiated the photography program at Clemson University and taught for more than 40 years, selected 65 images from almost 150 submitted. Congratulations to Linda Hosek, who received a $150 award for third place! Follow the link to the exhibition, which runs through Apr 25.
Check out the new Crabtree Room Photography exhibit Flora and Fauna and Baiden Art Wall Preponderance of Purple exhibit for the Spring Term. Congratulations to all participants!

OLLI members Pam Stevenson, Diana Miel, Walter Hinton and Michael Kilgore will represent OLLI @ Furman as part of Greenville Literacy Association’s Bee A Better Greenville Adult Spelling Bee on Thur, Mar 28 from 6-9 p.m. If you are interested in supporting them and GLA, tickets are $25 here. Best of luck to them!

OLLI@Furman celebrates the United Nations International Day of Happiness On Thur, Apr 4th at 3:15-4:30, HC110. OLLI instructor, Jim Nicholson will present The ‘F’ Word (But Not That One). Tom Nowlin from the Community Volunteering SIG, will tell us about great OLLI opportunities. Sign up in the office.

The Outdoor Adventure SIG is open to all who love the outdoors. The group will experience adventures such as hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, cycling and other activities. The initial meeting will be Apr 4 at 3:15 p.m., HC111. We will plan our first activity and will also discuss an Edisto River Treehouse excursion. Contact Allan Boyle for info. A trip meeting will be held Apr. 11@ 3:15 p.m. HC111.

The Movie SIG will meet Apr 1 at 3:15 in HC103. Contact Debbie Ahlers to reserve your spot. Watch the film on your own: The Artist (2011), a silent movie in black and white, is available on Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, and You Tube. Discussion will include movie facts and viewer reactions.

The Open Studio Studios SIG provides a welcoming place to work on your current painting and drawing projects with artists of all levels. Come join them on Fridays, 12:30 – 3 p.m., HC005. Contact Paula Winiski.

Love all things Baseball? The Talkin’ Baseball SIG offers an opportunity to share your interest in the national pastime. Stop in on Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. in HC105

What’s Going on at Furman?
Four Furman alumni return to campus to tell their stories of leadership during times of crisis. Join us as a U.S. Ambassador, a CEO, a CIO, and a former FDIC Director talk about defeating Ebola, dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, helping Detroit out of bankruptcy, and pulling the financial system back from the brink in 2008 on Tues, Mar 26, 7- 8:30p.m. at Younts Conference Center. Presented by The Riley Institute. Free!

William B. Gravely, professor emeritus of religion at the University of Denver and a Pickens County native, will discuss his new book about the lynching of Willie Earle Tues, Mar 26 at 7 p.m., Room 126, Plyler Hall. His lecture, “Unwanted Attention: How Greenville Handled the Willie Earle Lynching Case,” is free.

Furman University will host the United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Concert Band in a performance Thurs, Apr 4, at 7:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. The concert is free!

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Join Chautauqua to hear Furman’s Dr. Marian Strobel’s insight into Jackie Kennedy, a mysterious and private, yet public person. Tues, Apr 16 at 7 p.m., Hughes Main Library. Call 244-1499 or link here. Free!

Arts Aficionados this is the deal for you! Purchase your MAC ArtCard with a $50 donation to the Metropolitan Arts Council! This card entitles you to buy-1-get -1-free tickets for ONE time at each of the following venues for one year; Peace Center, Greenville Symphony, Greenville Choral, Greenville Theater, The Warehouse Theatre, Center Stage and the SC Children’s Theatre. Call 864-467-3132 or visit online.

Atlantic Institute, sponsor of our Turkish Cooking class is holding its Atlantic Peace and Dialogue Award Dinner on Thurs, Apr 11th at 6:30 at Furman’s, Younts Conference Center. Keynote Speaker, Brian Luke Seaward will present “Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water- Moving From Fear to Love.” Sponsor a table for $400. Individual seats will be available for $60. Contact Michael Mace for information and to reserve.

Celebrate South Carolina’s emerging young artists at Artists in Bloom on Thur, Apr 25 6-8 p.m. This dynamic experience will showcase performances and works by the talented students from the SC Governor’s School for the Arts. Guests will enjoy live music, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds support financial assistance for students, professional development opportunities, and special programs. Tickets here.

March 18, 2019

OLLI NOTES March 15, 2019

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

We are excited to welcome you to the Back to OLLI reception Thursday, March 21, 3-4:30 p.m. with New Member Orientation at 2:30 p.m. Plan to attend this to event to get parking passes, name tags, and general info prior to the first day of classes. Enjoy refreshments while catching up with your OLLI pals and meeting new members! While you are here, check out the latest photography display in the Crabtree Room. Many of the photographers will be on hand to talk with you about their work.

We are looking for Class Liaisons for the Spring Term! If you are interested in supporting our instructors in this way, email Pam Roberson. There will be a Class Liaison Info session and training Thursday, March 21, 1:30 p.m. in room 113. Consider attending to learn what is involved in this volunteer role.

Safety first! As you drive through the Furman campus, please be mindful of students, faculty and visitors crossing the street, especially on Milford Mall. Please yield to any walkers who are crossing. Remember that the campus-wide speed limit is 20 miles per hour in order to keep everyone safe.

Are you an OLLI Member who has a current lifeguard certificate? OLLI is always looking for certified lifeguards to help with OLLI classes that meet at the PAC pool. Please contact Alise Brown or 294-2141 if you are interested in serving as a lifeguard during any of our OLLI terms.

OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants: Have you always wanted to teach an OLLI course but need to do a little research or attend a class? Need the funds to do so? OLLI members can receive grants of up to $2000 for costs associated with developing a new course or modifying an existing one. Applications are available here or on the OLLI bulletin board. **Deadline March 22.** See Nancy Kennedy with questions.

Help a Furman student! OLLI members have worked with Dr. Michelle Horhota, Associate Dean for Mentoring and Advising, to develop a mentoring program for Furman students. The initial test was very successful for students and mentors! We are ready to expand the program with your help. If you would like to serve as a mentor for a Furman student, come to an informational meeting on Tue., March 26, 3 p.m. in room 004, Dr. Horhota will outline program guidelines and answer questions. Your experiences in careers, travel, places you’ve lived, college majors, and more are helpful to college students who are making important life decisions. Reservations are helpful. For more information, contact Bob McGrath or Nancy Kennedy.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Course evaluation time is here—deadline Monday! You have the opportunity to provide us with feedback on each of your course experiences. This will take just 5 minutes and provide great input to your instructors. (Paper copies are available in the OLLI Office.) Following are the links to complete your evaluations online:
• To complete the general course evaluations https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8cUsKZueZe7Qn0p
• For the exercise and fitness course evaluation, https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bxU0drNkMSFB8gt
• For hobbies,art and music course evaluation, https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_003FevBmf2VflMV

Spring 2019 Registration continues online and in the office. Some classes and bonus events have filled, so consider having a backup. If you are on a waitlist, please know that we are working to see where we can add people to classes. If your statement says “Registered Not Paid,” you are registered for your classes and just need to pay for the class (cash or check) the next time you are in the office. Please keep in mind that each member may sign up for two Bonus Events. If you are on a Bonus Event waitlist, you may add one more. Here are a few courses you may have missed:
CEB1716 Education in America Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m.
ACM123 The Post-Apocalypse Novel, Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.
PPG1326 MeaningSight II: Using Quantum Consciousness to Evolve Interactions, Thur, 1:30
ACM131 Classics of World Literature, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
HFE563 Fit and Well for Life, Fridays, 9 a.m.
RPH996 Jewish American Experience, Fridays, 9 a.m
OLLI HAPPENINGS
Let’s play Bocce! The OLLI Bocce SIG will meet on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. during the winter term, weather cooperative. Meet in the lobby or in the field across the drive where the Furman band practices. No experience or skill required. Contact Stan Klotz @ 864-431-3242 or Heidi Wright in the OLLI office @ 864-294-2997.

Discover your personal history with the Genealogy SIG. Thurs, Apr 4, 12:20, HC111. Contact Sarah Rose.
OLLI Bowling SIG resumes Monday, March 25, 12:50 p.m. The league will last 8 weeks. Teams will be created based upon number of participants and will bowl three games each week. Weekly fees are approximately $10. On March 25 there will be an organizational meeting at 12:30, followed by league play. We meets at Bowlero, Greenville (formerly AMF Star Lanes). Contact Mike Halloran.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman University Professor, Dr. Cynthia King will join Chautuaqua Tues, March 19 at 7 p.m. to discuss Malcolm X and the “Revolution of the Mind” that drastically changed his life from a criminal with an 8th grade education into a powerful intellectual. Hughes Library, Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit here. Free!

Enjoy the Furman University Men’s and Women’s chorale concert on Tues, Mar 19, 8 p.m. at Daniel Memorial Chapel. Event is FREE!

Reclaimed Book Signing on Tues, Mar 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Furman Bookstore with author, woodworker, and criminal justice reform advocate Jerry Blassingame.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Fascinated by local history? Did you know Christ Church Episcopal used to be called the “snap bean church” or that parishioners used to rent their own pews? Learn more at the Historic Church Tour, Saturday, Mar 16, 9-10 a.m. Get answers to questions, learn about the history and architecture of Christ Church, and hear the fabulous organ. Event is free and open to the public. Learn more here or email Brittany Hoots.

Carolina Music Museum will present a performance of the story “Silence: Adventures of a Medieval Warrior Woman” by nationally recognized storyteller Dolores Hydock, accompanied by the medieval music trio PanHarmonium on Sun, Mar 17, 3:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online.

Join Chautauqua and Furman’s Dr. Cynthia King Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 pm to discuss Malcolm X and the “Revolution of the Mind” that drastically changed his life from a criminal with an 8th grade education into one the most powerful intellectuals in American history. Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit HistoryComesAlive.org Free!

Let’s Dance! Come with or without a partner to the Legionnaire Square Dance Club’s FREE Square Dance class on Thurs., Mar 21, 7-9 p.m. Weekly classes will begin on Thurs., Mar 28, 7-9 p.m. for $6 per person/per week. Landmark Hall, Taylors. Call Sharon at 864-207-8195 or Marshall at 864-630-0591 with questions.

Just Faith Greenville will be hosting an inspiring evening addressing the Greenville affordable housing crisis, Housing Our Neighbors on Thurs, Mar 28, 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public, register here

Grandchildren visiting for Spring Break? The Upcountry History Museum will explore writer illustrator Jerry Pinkney’s connection with literature and his creation of the images that bring life to a story when it hosts the Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings exhibition. The exhibit’s immersive portion invites visitors to enter a world of literacy adventures as they step into the pages of Jerry Pinkney’s books. Interactive experiences and themed reading environments take visitors on a journey through the world of classic and contemporary literature including The Jungle Book, Gulliver’s Travels, Puss in Boots, The Little Match Girl, John Henry, The Ugly Duckling and many more. Designed for children ages 2-10. Exhibit will be Feb 23- May 26. Information HERE.
Arts Aficionados this is the deal for you! Purchase your MAC ArtCard with a $50 donation to the Metropolitan Arts Council! This card entitles you to buy-1-get -1-free tickets for ONE time at each of the following venues for one year; Peace Center, Greenville Symphony, Greenville Choral, Greenville Theater, The Warehouse Theatre, Center Stage and the SC Children’s Theatre. Call 864-467-3132 or visit online.

March 8, 2019

OLLI NOTES March 8, 2019

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

Spring 2019 Registration continues online and in the office. Some classes and bonus events have filled, so consider having a backup. If you are on a waitlist, please know that we are working to see where we can add people to classes. If your statement says “Registered Not Paid,” you are registered for your classes and just need to pay for the class (cash or check) the next time you are in the office. Please keep in mind that each member may sign up for two Bonus Events. If you are on a Bonus Event waitlist, you may add one more.

Spring Cleaning for the Herring Center Carpets! Please note this will be on Fri, Mar 15 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Course evaluation time is here! You have the opportunity to provide us with feedback on each of your course experiences. This online evaluation will take 5 minutes and provide great input to your instructors. (Paper copies are available in the OLLI Office.) Following are the links to complete your evaluations online:
• To complete the general course evaluations https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8cUsKZueZe7Qn0p
• For the exercise and fitness course evaluation, https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bxU0drNkMSFB8gt
• For hobbies,art and music course evaluation, https://furman.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_003FevBmf2VflMV

OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants: Have you always wanted to teach an OLLI course but need to do a little research or attend a class? Need the funds to do so? OLLI members can receive grants of up to $2000 for costs associated with developing a new course or modifying an existing one. Applications are available here or on the OLLI bulletin board. Deadline March 22. See Nancy Kennedy with questions.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mon., March 11
All Monday Classes will meet unless otherwise noted by instructor.

Aqua Fitness
9-10 a.m.

Tues., March 12

Aquacize
9-10 a.m.

Who Doesn’t Like Magic?1:30-3:00pm HC113

The New Normal
3:15-4:45 p.m.
HC110

Wed., March 13

Lightroom/Photoshop
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. HC111

Charismatic Leaders
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. HC105

Historical Memory Revisited HC110
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Aging Mastery HC004
10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Foundations of Investing HC004 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Psychological Disorders
3:15-4:45 p.m. HC111
Residential Landscape 3:15 4:45 p.m. HC105

Thurs., March 14
Aquacize
9:00-10:30 a.m.

Winter Nights are Made for Writing
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
HC105

Fri., March 15
Herring Center Carpets Cleaned
10a.m.-5 p.m.

READ AND EXPLORE WITH OLLI
It’s not too late to pick up a copy of our selection, Denise Kiernan’s The Last Castle! There is a plentiful supply of copies waiting to be borrowed in the office. Pick one up today! If you have finished your copy, please return it to the office.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Check out the Woodcarving class pieces created by OLLI members on display in the Manly Lobby!

Parlez-vous Francais? The French SIG will meet on Thursdays at 3:00p.m., HC003 for the Spring 19 term.

Discover your personal history with the Genealogy SIG. Thurs, Apr 4, 12:20, HC111. Contact Heidi Wright.

Let’s play Bocce! The OLLI Bocce SIG will meet on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. during the winter term, weather cooperative. Meet in the lobby or in the field across the drive where the Furman band practices. No experience or skill required. Contact Stan Klotz @ 864-431-3242 or Heidi Wright in the OLLI office @ 864-294-2997.

OLLI Bowling SIG will resume the bowling league on Mon, Mar 25@12:50 p.m. The league will last 8 weeks, throughout the semester. Teams will be created based upon number of participants and will bowl three games each week. Weekly fees are approximately $10. On Mar 25 there will be an organizational meeting at 12:30, followed by league play. SIG meets at Bowlero, Greenville (formerly AMF Star Lanes.) Contact Mike Halloran.

Check out the OLLI@Furman Facebook page for updates, pictures and topical content!

What’s Going on at Furman?
The Furman Singers will wrap up their annual spring tour with two concerts on the Furman University campus Mon, Mar 11, and Tues, Mar 12, at 8 p.m., Daniel Memorial Chapel. For information about the concerts, contact the Furman Music or call 864-294-2086. Purchase tickets by phone or through Eventbrite.

Enjoy the Furman Symphonic Winds Concert Fri, Mar 15 @ 8 p.m. McAlister Auditorium, $5 at the door.

Reclaimed Book Signing on Tues, Mar 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Furman Bookstore with author, woodworker, and criminal justice reform advocate Jerry Blassingame.

“Knowing in Part,” exhibition by Aaron Collier, assistant professor in the Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University, will be on display Thurs., Feb. 28, through Thurs,, Mar 28, in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on campus. Free and open to the public, presented by the Furman University Department of Art. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Find more information on Aaron Collier here.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Music on Sunday Concert Series presented by The Temple of Israel will feature Wendy Jones performing “Everything is Rosie” – A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney on Sun, March 10th at 3 p.m. as the finale to the 2018/2019 series. Enjoy all of your favorite Rosemary Clooney songs performed by Wendy and her trio of musicians. Find more information here. Tickets $20 at the door

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony is excited to announce the theme of their fundraiser to benefit the Greenville Symphony Orchestra on, Sat, Mar 9, 7-10:00 p.m. at Zen (924 S.Main Street, Greenville). Visit Here! “Carnivale” will be an event to remember with entertainment including an aerial dancer, juggler, magicians and more. Admission is $125 per person including valet parking, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and dancing.

Grandchildren visiting for Spring Break? The Upcountry History Museum will explore writer illustrator Jerry Pinkney’s connection with literature and his creation of the images that bring life to a story when it hosts the Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings exhibition. The exhibit’s immersive portion invites visitors to enter a world of literacy adventures as they step into the pages of Jerry Pinkney’s books. Interactive experiences and themed reading environments take visitors on a journey through the world of classic and contemporary literature including The Jungle Book, Gulliver’s Travels, Puss in Boots, The Little Match Girl, John Henry, The Ugly Duckling and many more. Designed for children ages 2-10. Exhibit will be Feb 23- May 26. Information HERE.
Let’s Dance! Come with or without a partner to the Legionnaire Square Dance Club’s FREE Square Dance class on Thurs., Mar 21, 7-9 p.m. Weekly classes will begin on Thurs., Mar 28, 7-9 p.m. for $6 per person/per week. Landmark Hall, 156 Landmark Drive, Taylors. Call Sharon Sellman at 864-207-8195 or Marshall Gaddy at 864-630-0591 with questions.

Momentum Bike Clubs is holding an awards dinner on Thurs, April 11. Momentum Bike Clubs is an organization that creates uplifting mentoring relationships with underserved youth, using bicycling as a platform. Tony Elliot, co-offensive coordinator for the National Champion Clemson Tigers, will be keynote speaker, sharing his own story of overcoming childhood trauma to become a key part of Clemson’s rise to the top of college football. Contact OLLI Member Tom Johnson.

February 22, 2019

OLLI NOTES February 22, 2019

2019 Spring Registration begins Feb.26, 8 a.m. for course package holders and Feb 28, 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 (864.294.2998.)

Sodas and Snacks! Vending Machines are now available in the Herring Center on the lower level.

Our trusty facility handyman Johnnie Lavender will be joining the ranks of the retired next month! In honor of his 22 years at Furman and OLLI, we would like to invite our members to write notes of congratulations and well wishes for him. If you would like to write a note or card, please drop off in Nancy’s office by Wed., Mar 4. Help us keep this a secret as this is a SURPRISE!

Copies of the Greenville Journal will no longer be available at the Herring Center. Visit this link to read!

Clear out your Files! OLLI Shred Day will be Mar 5, 10 -1 p.m. @ parking lot to the right of Timmons Arena.

OLLI Curriculum Enhancement Grants: Have you always wanted to teach an OLLI course but need to do a little research or attend a class? Need the funds to do so? OLLI members can receive grants of up to $2000 for costs associated with developing a new course or modifying an existing one. Application forms are available here or on the OLLI bulletin board. Deadline March 22. See Nancy Kennedy with questions.

Read and Explore with OLLI 2019
• Read Denise Kiernan’s The Last Castle. Check out a copy in the office and return for another reader.
• Alan Toney presents Whatever Happened to Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt? Tues, Feb. 26, 3:15p.m., HC110. Cornelia, the only child of Biltmore’s George and Edith Vanderbilt, was raised in luxury. Inspired by her parents’ concern for the wider world, she left her marriage to a British aristocrat for a varied and eccentric life of travel, love and the arts.

Travel with OLLI
There is still time to register for the Montgomery Civil Rights Trip March 17-18. Deadline is Feb 27! This compelling, historical trip will include behind-the scenes special visits to the Legacy Museum, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Freedom Ride Museum, and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, allowing participants to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal period in American History. Find more information here. Contact Heidi Wright with questions.

The deadline for registration for Road Scholar Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright Trip is fast approaching on February 28! OLLI members will have the privilege of being guided by a renowned Wright expert while visiting some of FLW’s greatest works in the Midwest. In addition, there will be a Frank Lloyd Wright course offered in the spring to get you ready for this wonderful trip. Space is limited. Brochures in the office or online. To register call Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and refer to Program #22976, and note that you are an OLLI@Furman member. Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
The following March 1 bonus events have space for you! Sign up in the OLLI office.
BTE1433 Tour of an Artist’s Studio
BTE1452 The First Hollywood: Jacksonville
BTE1429 Winston Churchill: The Early Years

As you plan for your spring classes, check out CEB1716 Education in America. A highlight of this course is the exceptional list of presenters, including Dr. Scott Henderson, Professor of Education at Furman University; Dr. Burke Royster, Superintendent, Greenville County Schools; Judy Bainbridge, retired Furman professor and local historian; and other Furman staff and community leaders. Members of this class will enjoy an overview of education locally and statewide, both Past and Present Day.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! On Feb 26, Bill Fox, Project Manager for Hughes Agency, will be present Unity Park : Once a Place of Division Will Be a Place of Unity.

OLLI@Furman 2019 Baiden Wall Spring Exhibit will be Mar 25 – May 21. The theme is “A Preponderance of Purple” (preponderance defined as majority, emphasis, lots etc.) Why Purple? We have had exhibits featuring red and blue. When you mix those colors together, what do you get? Purple! Put on your thinking caps and incorporate lots of purple in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members/staff may submit artwork by Mar 15. Please submit ONE entry. Submission Form Here

The Movie SIG will meet Feb 25 at 3:15 in HC103. Space limited, contact Debbie Ahlers to confirm and for info. The selected movie is Doubt (2008) with Philip Seymour Hoffman & Meryl Streep. Watch the film on your own before the meeting. Discussion will include interesting facts and reactions to the movie.

Help Us Bring a Little Sunshine Into The Lives Of Older Adults In Need! Join The Community Volunteer SIG Wed., Feb. 27, 12:20-1:20 p.m., HC004 to learn about OLLI Member Jean Blank’s Compassionate Outreach Initiative. We need flower arrangers, gardeners, knitters, readers, friendly visitors, therapy dogs or your creative IDEAS. Volunteer based on your availability. Contact Tom Nowlin.

Bridge anyone? All OLLI members who enjoy a social game of bridge are invited to join the Bridge SIG on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. @ Herring Center’s Manly Lobby. This is a wonderful way to keep your game sharp and enjoy the company of other OLLI members at the same time. Contact Tanis Bryan with questions or just show up on Mondays. The Bridge SIG members look forward to welcoming you!

If you like Talkin’ Baseball, we have the SIG for you! The Talkin’ Baseball SIG is being formed to offer an opportunity for OLLI members to share time discussing all things baseball: current game, baseball history, Hall of Fame, movies, books, collectables and anything else related to the national pastime. Come to an organizational meeting on Wed, March 6 at 12:30 p.m., HC 105. Contact Blaine Desantis with questions.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Steinway Artist, Sandra Wright Shen in recital Thurs, Feb. 28, 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall. Free and open to the public, including music by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Ravel, and Chopin. As Furman’s Distinguished Visiting Professor of Piano, Shen will lead a master class with students Wed, Feb 27, 8-10 a.m., Daniel Recital Hall. The public is invited to attend.

Toqueville Series is devoted to seeking the truth about the moral and philosophic questions at the heart of political life. Wed., Feb.27 at 5 p.m., Baylor University professor, Mary Nichols will be speaking on Friendship in Aristotle’s “Ethics” in Johns Hall 101, Furman University. Free and open to the public.

The Riley Institute presents The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row with Anthony Ray Hinton on February 27, 7 p.m. McAlister Auditorium. A book signing by Mr. Hinton will follow. Free, but reservations are encouraged. Learn more and reserve your seat here.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Greenville Jazz Collective presents Deanna Witkowski at the Carolina Music Museum on Mon, Feb. 25 @ 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of the GJC’s Celebration of Women in Jazz 2019 and will include originals and selections from the liturgical and small group music of Mary Lou Williams. Tickets are $20 Here.

1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival Featuring 3 days of films and special events will be held Thurs, Feb 28 – Sun Mar 3. Visit the website for information on the featured films and to purchase tickets.

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony is excited to announce the theme of their fundraiser to benefit the Greenville Symphony Orchestra on, Sat, Mar 9, 7-10:00 p.m. at Zen (924 S.Main Street, Greenville). Visit Here! “Carnivale” will be an event to remember with entertainment including an aerial dancer, juggler, magicians and more. Admission is $125 per person including valet parking, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and dancing.

February 15, 2019

OLLI NOTES February 15, 2019

The OLLI Office will be open on Monday, February 18, Presidents’ Day, and classes will be in session.

Spring brochures are in the mail and should arrive in your mailboxes in the next few days. In the meantime, the brochure is on our website to take a peek.

OLLI phone directories are available for $3 in the office.

Course Announcement: HFE539 Aqua Zumba will not be offered for Spring19. It has been moved to Fall19.

Travel with OLLI
There is still time to register for the Montgomery Civil Rights Trip March 17-18! Deadline is Feb 22!! This compelling, historical trip will include behind-the scenes special visits to the Legacy Museum, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Freedom Ride Museum, and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, allowing participants to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal period in American History. Sign up in the OLLI office. Contact Heidi Wright for more information.

The deadline for registration for Road Scholar Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright Trip is fast approaching on February 28! OLLI members will have the privilege of being guided by a renowned Wright expert while visiting some of FLW’s greatest works in the Midwest. In addition, there will be a Frank Lloyd Wright course offered in the spring to get you ready for this wonderful trip. Space is limited. Brochures in the office or online. To register call Road Scholar at 800.322.5315 and refer to Program #22976, Note that you are an OLLI@Furman member. Questions? Contact Heidi Wright.

Read and Explore with OLLI 2019 Sign up for these events in the OLLI Office.
• Read Denise Kiernan’s The Last Castle. Check out a copy in the office and return for another reader.
Fri, Feb. 22, 1:00 at the Upcountry History Museum. Film The Magnificent Ambersons with introduction by Judy Aten, OLLI film instructor.
• Alan Toney presents Whatever Happened to Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt? Tues, Feb. 26, 3:15p.m., HC110. Cornelia, the only child of Biltmore’s George and Edith Vanderbilt, was raised in luxury. Inspired by her parents’ concern for the wider world, she left her marriage to a British aristocrat for a varied and eccentric life of travel, love and the arts.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Deadline approaching to share your photos highlighting nature. OLLI Crabtree Room Spring 19 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject matter Flora or Fauna, Hanging display Mar 20-Aug 19. Submissions due by Feb 20. Email ONE per artist. Guidelines Here.

Tuesday, Feb 19 is “Bring your car to OLLI” day! The Classic Car class will be held @ the lower half of the parking lot below the Herring Center, to the right of Timmons Arena, 9:00-10:30 approx. Enjoy OLLI coffee and fellowship, as we visit cars and hear an owner story or history. All OLLI members are welcome. In the event of rain, event will not be held. Contact Wayne Halli with questions.

Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! On Feb 19, Blaine DeSantis. OLLI instructor and baseball lover will present From Field to Phone: Baseball as Seen Through Music Videos.

OLLI@Furman 2019 Baiden Wall Spring Exhibit will be Mar 25 – May 21. The theme will be “A Preponderance of Purple” (preponderance defined as; majority, emphasis, lots etc.) Why Purple? We have had exhibits featuring Red and Blue. When you mix those two colors together, what do you get? Purple! Put on your thinking caps and incorporate lots of Purple in a photograph, drawing, painting, weaving, fiber arts, etc. OLLI members/staff may submit artwork. Submit by Mar 15. Please submit ONE entry. Submission Form Here

We need your help COMFORTING OLDER ADULTS, utilizing YOUR TALENTS in a flexible volunteer opportunity. Join us at the Community Volunteer SIG on Wed., Feb. 27th from 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. in HC004 to learn about fellow OLLI Member Jean Blank’s Compassionate Outreach Initiative. We need Flower Arrangers, Gardeners, Knitters, Readers, Friendly Visitors, Greeting Card Rescue/Recyclers, Therapy Dogs or YOUR CREATIVE IDEAS. Questions? Contact Tom Nowlin.

The Movie SIG will meet Feb 25 at 3:15 in HC103. Space limited, contact Debbie Ahlers to confirm and for info. The selected movie is Doubt (2008) with Philip Seymour Hoffman & Meryl Streep. Watch the film on your own before the meeting. Discussion will include interesting facts and reactions to the movie.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman University Lyric Theatre, directed by Furman’s Grant Knox will present the musical “She Loves Me” on Sat, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written. Tickets, $10 for seniors, are available at the door.

Furman University Theatre directed by Furman Professor Rhett Bryson will present The Diviners by Jim Leonard, Jr. on Wed, Feb. 13 – Sat, Feb.16, and Thurs, Feb. 21, – Sat, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Furman Playhouse. Tickets, $15. Visit Furman Theater.

Interested in hearing amazing talks on a wide array of different topics? TEDxFurmanU 2019 is hosted by the organization that hosts Innovation Hour and it will be held Sat, Feb. 16 from 1-4PM in Younts Conference Center. OLLI members can purchase tickets for $5, with an OLLI name tag. Follow the link for info.

Herring Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert – Sun, Feb 17, 3 p.m. in Daniel Chapel. Conducted by Bing Vick, the HCE celebrates 22 years of beautiful choral chamber music. Discounted tickets $24 in the office.

Furman Music presents the duo runedako performance by Furman professors Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman, performing pieces for duo piano Mon, Feb. 18, 8 p.m.,Daniel Recital Hall. Free. Info link

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, will lead the Furman Symphony Orchestra in a Concerto Concert Fri, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets $10 at the door.

The Riley Institute presents The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row with Anthony Ray Hinton on February 27, 7 p.m. McAlister Auditorium. A book signing by Mr. Hinton will follow. Free, but reservations are encouraged. Learn more and reserve your seat here.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Enjoy the Music On Sunday Series at The Temple of Israel featuring classical pianist, Marta Felcman on February 17 @ 3:00 p.m. Marta’s program includes a variety of composers from Bach to Ned Rorem and from her native Argentina. Wine and cheese reception following. Tickets $20 at the door or online HERE.

Peace Center Oscar Nominated Short Films Viewing By popular demand, the Oscar® Nominated Short Films return to the Peace Center February 15-18 in the Gunter Theater. From amazing animated shorts to live-action narratives to groundbreaking documentaries, the weekend will feature all the short films reaching for Oscar gold this year! Tickets $10. For more information visit Peace Center

Join OLLI’s beloved AV Huff as he leads the Chautauqua Alexander Hamilton Talk Tues, Feb 19 at 7 p.m. Discover inside stories the musical and the book don’t mention. Hughes Main Library, Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit HistoryComesAlive. Free!

Upper South Carolina Council of the Navy League welcomes Michael Leinbach and Jonathon Ward, co-authors of Bringing Columbia Home, to its Feb 20, 6 p.m. dinner program at the Poinsett Club. They will present the story of the tragic loss and subsequent recovery efforts for the space shuttle Columbia and the inspiring message it holds. For details and reservations, visit this link to print a form or email for information.

1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival Featuring 3 days of films and special events will be held Thurs, Feb 28 – Sun Mar 3. Visit the website for information on the featured films and to purchase tickets.

Book Drive Call for Furman Literacy Corner which serves students age 6-14 to develop their reading, writing, and overall communication skills. The program is in need of age group appropriate new or used book donations or donations of Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards. Help a child to become today a reader, tomorrow a leader! Books or Cards may be dropped off in the OLLI Office. Find more information

February 8, 2019

OLLI NOTES February 8, 2019

The Spring Brochure is available on our website. Copies will be mailed Feb 8. Registration begins Feb 26 for course package holders and Feb 28 for single course purchasers. The Spring 2019 Registration form is HERE

Get ready to hit the links! It’s time to sign up for the 2nd Annual OLLI Golf Scramble Mon., March 4 at the Furman Golf Course. Cost is $75, which includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, lunch and prizes. George Hammond is coordinating this event, email with questions. Sign up in the OLLI office by Fri, Feb. 22.

Check out the new edition of OLLILife! Find our quarterly magazine online or in the OLLI Office.

Handicap Parking at Herring Center We ask all members to keep in mind that there are a limited number of designated handicap spots at our building. Please only park in the handicap parking area if you have a permit to do so, as we have a number of members who require these parking spots. Thank you for your help!

OLLI member directories are available in the OLLI office for $3.

Montgomery Civil Rights Trip March 17-18 has openings available. This compelling, historical trip will include visits to the Legacy Museum, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Freedom Ride Museum, and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, allowing participants to gain a greater understanding of this pivotal time in our nation’s history. To learn more or sign up, come by the office or contact Heidi Wright.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
BTE 1457 Little Known Figures in Black History in American History Openings are available in this interesting Winter 19 bonus event! Feb 15, 1-3 p.m. HC110. Sign up in the OLLI Office.

SNM1072 Physics, Spring 19 term has been cancelled.
HFE582 Alexander Technique (Mon 3:15 p.m.) has been moved from Spring 19 to Fall 19.

Read and Explore with OLLI 2019 Sign up for these events in the OLLI Office.
• Read Denise Kiernan’s The Last Castle. Check out a copy in the office and return for another reader.
• We are excited to announce an additional REO event!
• Alan Toney presents Whatever Happened to Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt? Tues, Feb. 26, 3:15p.m., HC110. Cornelia, the only child of Biltmore’s George and Edith Vanderbilt, was raised in luxury. Inspired by her parents’ concern for the wider world, she left her marriage to a British aristocrat for a surprisingly varied and eccentric life of travel, love and the arts. After retiring, Alan Toney motorbiked across six continents, tracking Cornelia’s life to an unmarked grave on a remote island off the coast of Scotland.
• Spaces are available for the specialty trip to the Biltmore House, Tues, Mar 12, 9:30-6 p.m.
Tues, Feb. 12, 3:15 p.m., HC110 Forester/nature researcher, Scott Withrow Pisgah Forest: The Cradle of Forestry.
Fri, Feb. 22, 1:00 at the Upcountry History Museum. Film The Magnificent Ambersons with introduction by Judy Aten, OLLI film instructor.

OLLI HAPPENINGS
Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, where community speakers present a variety of interesting topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 p.m., HC110. Bring your lunch and enjoy! Feb. 12, Brandon Inabinet and John Paul Sleiman present Furman University Student Debate Society in Action.

Join the Paris Life class for a documentary film highlighting the history of the American Hospital in Paris, which played an important role in France during WWI. Many Americans (doctors, nurses, and philanthropists) volunteered to provide medical and support services well before the US entered the war. Members of the Vanderbilt family were involved as well. Feb. 14, 3:15 p.m., HC110. More info Here.

OLLI Crabtree Room Spring 19 Photography Showcase Submission Call, subject matter Flora and Fauna, Hanging display Mar 20-Aug 19. Submissions due by Feb 20. Email ONE per artist. Guidelines Here.

If you have an interest in the Rogue Readers Thursday Book Club you may contact Ginny Dalton at ginnydalton@charter.net. This is a corrected email address from the one printed in the Spring19 Brochure.

Want to give back with a flexible volunteer opportunity utilizing your skills and interests? Visit Community Volunteer SIG Wed. Feb. 13, 12:20-1:20 p.m., HC004 to learn about opportunities with 24 organizations. We will feature Slater Marietta’s Foothills Family Services (adult mentoring, food delivery, Strawberry Festival) and Friends of the Greenville County Library (sort, gift shop events). Contact Tom Nowlin.

Let’s play Bocce! The OLLI Bocce SIG will meet on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. during the winter term, weather cooperative. Meet in the lobby or in the field across the drive where the Furman band practices. No experience or skill required. Contact Stan Klotz @ 864-431-3242 or Heidi Wright in the OLLI office @ 864-294-2997.

The Movie SIG will meet Feb 25 at 3:15 in HC103. Space limited, contact Debbie Ahlers to confirm and for info. The selected movie is Doubt (2008) with Philip Seymour Hoffman & Meryl Streep. Watch on your own before the meeting. Discussion will include interesting facts and reactions to the movie.

What’s Going on at Furman?
Furman University Lyric Theatre, directed by Furman’s Grant Knox will present the musical “She Loves Me” on Thurs, Feb. 14, and Sat, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, “She Loves Me” is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance. Tickets, $10 for seniors. Contact Furman Music for more information.

Furman University Theatre directed by Furman Professor Rhett Bryson will present “The Diviners” by Jim Leonard, Jr. on Wed, Feb. 13 – Sat, Feb.16, and Thurs, Feb. 21, – Sat, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Furman Playhouse. Tickets, $15. Visit Furman Theater.

Interested in hearing amazing talks on a wide array of different topics? TEDxFurmanU 2019 is hosted by the organization that hosts Innovation Hour and it will be held Sat, Feb. 16 from 1-4PM in Younts Conference Center. OLLI members can purchase tickets for $5, with an OLLI name tag. Follow the LINK for info.

Herring Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert – Sun, Feb 17, 3 p.m. in Daniel Chapel. Conducted by Bing Vick, the HCE celebrates 22 years of beautiful choral chamber music. Discounted tickets $24 in the office.

Furman Music presents the duo runedako performance by husband/wife team of Furman music professors Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman. They will perform pieces for duo piano Mon, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Free. Follow the link for more information.

The Riley Institute presents The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row with Anthony Ray Hinton on February 27, 7 p.m. McAlister Auditorium. A book signing by Mr. Hinton will follow. Free, but reservations are encouraged. Learn more and reserve your seat here.

What’s Going on Around Greenville?
Upper South Carolina Council of the Navy League welcomes Michael Leinbach and Jonathon Ward, co-authors of Bringing Columbia Home, to its Feb 20, 6 p.m. dinner program at the Poinsett Club. They will present the story of the tragic loss and subsequent recovery efforts for the space shuttle Columbia and the inspiring message it holds. For details and reservations, visit this link to print a form or email for information.

1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival Featuring 3 days of films and special events will be held Thurs, Feb 28 – Sun Mar 3. Visit the website for information on the featured films and to purchase tickets.

Book Drive Call for Furman Literacy Corner which serves students age 6-14 to develop their reading, writing, and overall communication skills. The program is in need of age group appropriate new or used book donations or donations of Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards. Help a child to become today a reader, tomorrow a leader! Books or Cards may be dropped off in the OLLI Office. Find more information visit.