OLLI NOTES         June 27, 2014

 

What a great Summer Term!  Thanks to all of you who participated, and all of the instructors who put together interesting, fun summer classes.  320 of you took a class with OLLI in June, which is almost 100 more than last year!  Enjoy the rest of your summer; we hope to see you at Straight Talk SC (see below).

 

The office will be open by appointment during July, so please call before you visit. This is the last OLLI Notes until August; read below for ideas of fun things to do during the break.

 

Register now for Straight Talk SC, sponsored by OLLI and the Riley Institute at Furman.  This year’s series, Can’t Win for Losing: The Crisis of the Working Poor, will take place Tuesday evenings, July 22, 29, August 5 and 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The fee is $35 for OLLI members for the entire series ($45 for everyone else) and $15 for individual sessions. Here is a schedule for the sessions:

 

·         July 22 – Who in South Carolina Gets to Live the American Dream?

·         July 29 – Questioning the American Dream: Families and Neighbors Living on the Brink

·         August 5 – Chasing the American Dream: What Does it Take to Climb the Income Ladder?

·         August 12 – Revitalizing the American Dream: It Takes a Village

 

Visit the Riley Institute Website for more information and to register online.  You may also call or come by the OLLI office to register.  Questions?  Call the OLLI Office at 294-2998.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The Revolutionary War in South Carolina will hold a makeup class on Tuesday, July 1, 1-3 p.m., HC110.

 

Fall course brochures will be posted on the website and ready for delivery in early August.  Registration will begin August 19 for course package holders and August 21 for single course purchases.  The Curriculum Committee has assembled 95 classes for your enjoyment!

 

Mark your calendar and save the date.  There will be a big, fun, new OLLI event on Friday, October 3.  Stay tuned for more information!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

 

Fall Art Exhibit—Just a reminder to our drawing artists to keep working on projects over the summer to be submitted into the Art Drawing Exhibit planned for September 15-October 16, 2014.  Submission dates are August 20 through September 3 and entry forms will be available at the OLLI Office.  All levels of ability are welcome.  For more information, contact Ruth Pollow at hawkwatchrep@mindspring.com.

 

Interested in practicing your conversational Spanish?  Some OLLI members and former students of Faith Davis' Spanish class are forming a group to practice speaking in Spanish, and anyone interested in joining can email Merikay Pirrone at thepirrones@bellsouth.net.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

 

The Lakeside Concert Series continues at the amphitheater by the Furman Lake. Concerts begin at 7:30.  Come early and bring a picnic.  For more information, visit www.furman.edu/summermusic.  Free! Below is a schedule for the rest of the summer:

 

·         July 3: “Above the Fruited Plain” with the Greenville Chorale and the Lakeside Concert Band

·         July 10: “The Matt Olsen Jazz Quartet”

·         July 17: “Bluegrass Night” with the Andy Carlson Band

·         July 24: “The Phantom of the Opera” with the Lakeside Concert Band

·         July 31: “The Spies That Came in From the Cold” with the Lakeside Concert Band

·         August 7: “Come Dance With Me” with the Greenville Jazz Ensemble

 

Help a Furman student!  Would you like to participate in a psychology study?  Consider these two:

 

·         Participants will be asked about their memory abilities and will complete a short memory test.  The study should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.  Participants will be compensated $10 for their time. If you are interested in participating, please contact Rose Hull (864-294-2241) or psychologyresearch@furman.edu.

 

·         In a cognitive psychology experiment entitled "Thoughts during Repetitive Tasks," participants will be asked to participate in a series of computer-based tasks and periodically be questioned about their thoughts during some of those tasks. We are looking to see if there is any connection between performance on the tasks and thoughts while completing them. The study should take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Participants will be compensated $10 for their time. If you are interested in participating, please call/text Francis Anderson at (803)-767-5526 or at francis.anderson@furman.edu.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?


Shop for locally grown produce, plants, honey, meats and more at the Travelers Rest Farmers Market every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon through September at the new Market Pavilion, Trailblazer Park, 115 Wilhelm Winter Street. The Market hosts more than 40 local growers, producers and local artisans. Music, talks on sustainability, gardening and healthy living, cooking demonstrations by local chefs and children’s activities are featured every week. For a listing of vendors and program schedule, check
www.travelersrestfarmersmarket.com or read the Market's weekly column at trtribune.com.

 

Centre Stage will present Shout!: The Mod Musical from July 10 to August 4. A show full of infectious music from the 60’s and 70’s, “Shout!” will take you back to the liberating days that really made England come alive. Visit their website for more information.

 

The Museum and Gallery at Heritage Green will host “High Tea with The Charleston Silver Lady” on July 26 at 2 p.m. Experience high tea with Dawn Corley as she shares fascinating insights and clues to discern about silver through beautiful and unusual objects from her private collection. The event will be held at The Westin Poinsett Hotel. Register at their website.

 

This summer, Greenville Hospital System is offering a yoga class for cancer survivors that takes place on Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System (900 W. Faris Rd). All skill levels welcome. Classes are free. For more information, call 455-5809.

 

The Upstate Shakespeare Festival will be performing Antony and Cleopatra July 10-August 3 at the Amphitheatre in Falls Park on the Reedy. Performances are free and are held at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.  Visit their website for more information.

 

Upcoming Events at Lake Conestee Nature Park.  Registration is required and some fees apply.  Learn more on their website. 

 

·         Saturday, July 12:  Family Nature Walk.  Join us for a guided walk through the trails of Lake Conestee Nature Park.  Learn about the history and conservation of the area as well as the plants and animals that live in the many habitats there.  Perfect for anyone new to the park, and a great time to take your grandchildren!  9-11 a.m.

·         Saturday, August 2, Nature Journaling with Author John Lane.  Award-winning author and Wofford Professor of English and Environmental Studies, John Lane will lead a 2-hour nature journaling class utilizing the wildflower meadows, aquatic seeps and wetland habitats at the Park.  Bring a journal, pens and pencils.  Appropriate for middle school ages through adult.  9-11 a.m.

 

 



OLLI NOTES         June 20, 2014

 

Summer hours:  The OLLI Office will be open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. during the summer term.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The following Summer Term Bonus Event still has space.   Call or come by the Office to sign up.

 

Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah!:  God, Sex, and Pop Rock, Friday, June 27, 9:30-12:30, free.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Mark your calendars!  This year’s Straight Talk Series will be held Tuesday evenings, July 22, 29, August 5 and 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  (Note change in dates!)  This year’s topic is The Working Poor.  Registration begins Monday, June 23.  Watch your email for an invitation to register.

 

Interested in keeping your musical skills in tune this summer? Join the Ukulele SIG for a jam session with friends – all levels of Ukulele skills welcome. The final session is Wednesday, June 25, 10 to Noon, in HC005. Contact ShelleyKJohnson@gmail.com for more information.

 

Fall Art Exhibit—Just a reminder to our drawing artists to keep working on projects over the summer to be submitted into the Art Drawing Exhibit planned for September 15-October 16, 2014.  Submission dates are August 20 through September 3 and entry forms will be available at the OLLI Office.  All levels of ability are welcome.  For more information, contact Ruth Pollow at hawkwatchrep@mindspring.com.

 

Interested in practicing your conversational Spanish?  Some OLLI members and former students of Faith Davis' Spanish class are forming a group to practice speaking in Spanish, and anyone interested in joining can email Merikay Pirrone at thepirrones@bellsouth.net.

 

.  The French Conversation Special Interest Group continues through June.  The final session is June 25, 11-Noon in HC103.  All French proficiency levels are welcome.  Questions?  Contact Margaret Hafer or Betty Kuhnert.

The Serious Photography SIG will host their next outing to Pearson's Fall on Monday, June 23 at 9 a.m. Meet in the OLLI parking lot to carpool. Contact Ray Roback at rayroback@yahoo.com if you have any questions and to let him know you’ll be there.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University

The Lakeside Concert Series continues at the amphitheater by the Furman Lake.  This Thursday, June 26, enjoy “Rhapsody in Blue” presented by the Lakeside Concert Band.  Concerts begin at 7:30.  Come early and bring a picnic.  For more information, visit www.furman.edu/summermusic.  Free.

 

Help a Furman student!  Would you like to participate in a psychology study?  Consider these two:

 

·         Participants will be asked about their memory abilities and will complete a short memory test.  The study should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.  Participants will be compensated $10 for their time.   If you are interested in participating, please contact Rose Hull (864-294-2241) or psychologyresearch@furman.edu.

 

·         In a cognitive psychology experiment entitled "Thoughts during Repetitive Tasks," participants will be asked to participate in a series of computer-based tasks and periodically be questioned about their thoughts during some of those tasks. We are looking to see if there is any connection between performance on the tasks and thoughts while completing them. The study should take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Participants will be compensated $10 for their time. If you are interested in participating, please call/text Francis Anderson at (803)-767-5526 or at francis.anderson@furman.edu.

 

Furman Eats:  A Collection of Recipes from the Furman Family is a cookbook published by the Furman Staff Advisory Committee.  Proceeds will raise money for the Staff Community Scholarship, which provides three annual scholarships to Furman staff members and/or their dependents.  There are even recipes from a few OLLI members.  You can purchase one for just $10 in the OLLI office, cash or check only.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

 

Travelers Rest is one of the towns featured in the May/June issue of Budget Travel.   The town was voted 4th Coolest Small Town.   Read about it http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/budgettravel/20140506/ on page 61. 

Shop for locally grown produce, plants, honey, meats and more at the Travelers Rest Farmers Market every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon through September at the new Market Pavilion, Trailblazer Park, 115 Wilhelm Winter Street. The Market hosts more than 40 local growers, producers and local artisans. Music, talks on sustainability, gardening and healthy living, cooking demonstrations by local chefs and children’s activities are featured every week. For a listing of vendors and program schedule, check www.travelersrestfarmersmarket.com or read the Market's weekly column at trtribune.com.

 


The OLLI
Staff

Nancy Kennedy, Director (8:30-5)
Susan Rae, Assistant Director, Curriculum Support (8-4)
Pam Roberson, Instructor Support (8:00 - 4:30)

OLLI Student Workers
Kristin Farrar and Kelly Rae

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