OLLI NOTES         April 17, 2014

 

The OLLI Office will be closed April 18 in observance of Good Friday.

 

One of the perks of being an OLLI member is the ability to buy meals in Furman’s Dining Hall for just $5; show your OLLI nametag at the door to get this special pricing.  You may choose from the wide variety of items in the dining hall for that one price.  Please remember that if you purchase your meal in this way, you are not able to choose from the selections offered in the Faculty Dining Room.  And, if you buy lunch in the Faculty Dining Room, please don’t also get food in the main dining room.  Thank you for helping us be good neighbors!

 

Did you know that there are blue recycling bins throughout the Herring Center? These are for any kind of paper, aluminum cans, and recyclable plastic.  Remember if you use paper cups for coffee, empty and put them in the recycle bins instead of the normal trash cans.  Also, you can help us out by not putting food or other non-recyclable items in the blue bins but use the regular trash cans instead. 

 

Please don’t put food down the drains in the kitchen or bathroom sinks.  We do not have a garbage disposal in any of our sinks, so any food washed down them could cause clogs.  Thanks for your help!

 

Attention OLLI Cooks! 

Do you make the best chili in town?  Come teach others your secrets as you prepare your masterpiece (and share the recipe) during one session of a cooking class being planned for Fall.  Contact Judy Brooks at 268-6369 for more information. 

 

The Cooking Subcommittee is also looking for people who have a delicious one-pot or crock pot meal that you would demonstrate to one session of a cooking class in Winter, 2015.  Contact Ginny Dalton at gindalton@bellsouth.net.

 

OLLI COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAH827 Intermediate Bridge will not meet Wednesday, April 23.  A make-up day will be announced.

 

PHO1601 Beginning Digital Photography will not meet Monday, April 28.  A make-up will be held Friday, May 16 at 9 a.m.

 

There’s room for YOU in the following Bonus Events:

BTE 1152 A Tour of Historic Greece, Part III, Friday, April 25, 10-12:30, HC 111  (You will enjoy this even if you did not see Parts I and II.)

BTE 1167 AARP Safe Driving Class, Friday, May 2, 9-4, HC004

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Celebrate another great year at OLLI at our annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 20 at the Younts Center.  Doors open at 11:30 for a social time, with a cash bar available.  Lunch will be served at Noon.  Congratulate the new Volunteer of the Year, elect new OLLI Council members, enjoy a slide show of the year’s events and classes, and visit with OLLI friends old and new.  Tickets are just $15 in the OLLI office.  When you purchase your tickets, you’ll make a menu choice—either Roasted Vegetable Parmesan Quiche with rice pilaf or Sautéed Chicken Breast with Brandy Cream Sauce and garlic mashed potatoes.  Both entrees come with a fresh fruit salad, grilled asparagus, rolls, tea, coffee and either key lime pie or chocolate raspberry cake.  If you have dietary restrictions, please see Nancy Kennedy in the OLLI office; the chef can accommodate those.    

 

DEADLINE APPROACHING:  FIELD TRIP! Carolinas Aviation Museum – At Charlotte Douglas Airport May 19 – 8:15 a.m. depart Herring Center - return 4:30 p.m. If you remember “The Miracle on the Hudson” you’ll enjoy the chance to walk around the actual Air Bus 320 at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. Plus, we’ll view a DC9 and C130 and walk through a DC7. Our tour throughout the museum begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by an onsite box lunch from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Then, it’s off to the tarmac to view three retired planes. Naturally, there will be time in between to visit the gift shop.  Cost is just $50 with a choice of lunch menu upon registering at the OLLI office; deadline to register is Tuesday, April 22, so if you think you want to go, the time is NOW!

Korean War Vets Wanted!  If you served in the armed forces between June 25, 1950, when North Korean forces invaded South Korea, and July 27, 1953 when the armistice was signed, please get in touch with Gary Aten by phone at 307-871-1050, or e-mail at gary.aten42@gmail.com.  You need not have been on the ground in Korea.  We already have some contacts, and interviews have started and we would like to include you. The “Forgotten War” should not be forgotten and you can help us remember. Please consider participating. 

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, 12:30-1:20 in HC110.  April 22, Dr. Spence Taylor will present “OUR Broken Health Care System.”  Dr. Taylor is a surgeon and head of the new medical School on the Greenville Health System campus.  He is a popular speaker on the topic of Obama Care and other solutions to our national and local health care problems.

 

Out and About Singles is an OLLI SIG for members looking for a group to enjoy activities with.  They have upcoming events you may want to join:  Lunch-DaVinci's Restaurant-Italian food. Friday, April 25 at 12:30 RSVP to Susan Cooper. Cafe and Then Some-downtown Greenville on May 1. This is a dinner theatre and play. Meet at 7:30pm for desserts and appetizers and the show is at 8pm.  Please RSVP to Sue Miller at:  suerebecca910@sbcglobal.net. The cost of the show is $18-please send this to Sue Miller (101 Covington Road, Greenville, 29617) by April 22nd payable to her. We ask that you reserve for this as quickly as possible so that Sue can make the final arrangements. Please do not just show up as we can't guarantee seating.

 

What do you know about the sport of Lacrosse?  Learn more at a Lunch and Learn with Furman’s Lacrosse coaches, including Head Coach Richie Mead, on Wed., April 23, 12:30-1:30 in HC110.  Then, take all that new knowledge with you to the final regular-season Men’s Lacrosse game on Sat., April 26 at Noon in Paladin Stadium.  Meet at the Paladin statue in front of the stadium at 11:30.  Tickets are $5 at the gate.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University

The Furman Lyric Theater presents Brigadoon on April 24 and 26 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are $15 for seniors.  Tickets are available in advance at the Music Department Office or at the door.

 

Attention Techies:   iT2PI is coming to Furman Sunday, April 27, 1-5 p.m.  This Expo features programming and physical computing webinars and workshops for all ages and experience levels, as well as a programming inventors’ expo.  Exhibits will feature the Raspberry Pi microcomputer and Arduino micro controller. For more information, visit http://www.raspi-greenville.org/.

 

The Music By the Lake summer concert series begins May 29.  Check out the schedule here. 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville Heritage Textile Band presents its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m. in the Wyche Pavilion (behind the Peace Center).  The concert will feature a great variety of virtuoso solos, marches, rags, and novelty pieces from the golden age of the town band.  Admission is free and donations are accepted.

 

Chautauqua | Patrick discussion, led by Cynthia King.  Patrick Henry’s "Give me Liberty or give me Death" speech is arguably one of the most important speeches of all time. Delve into its turbulent historical background and its powerful ideas. How - before there was social media, television, radio, or even good roads - did a single speech so inspire the imagination of a people?  Dr. King is associate professor of Communications Studies at Furman University whose academic field is Rhetoric and Public Discourse. May 6 at 7pm at Hughes Main Library, downtown Greenville. Call 244-1499 or visit www.greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org.  Free!

 

The Friends of the Greenville Country Library System will be hosting a used book sale.  April 25 (3:00-8:00pm) for friends only, and April 26 (10:00am-5:00pm) and 27 (1:00pm-5:00pm) which are both open to the public.  This event will be held at the Merovan Center, Suite E-2, 1200 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC, 29607 (Across from Kohl’s).

 

The Friends of Paris Mountain State Park invite you to their annual Friends Day event on Saturday, April 26, 11-3.  Enjoy live entertainment, boating on Lake Placid, children’s activities, interactive nature exhibits, a 1 ½ hour aquatic ecology hike, food, fun and more.  Admission is free and donations are accepted.  For more information call 244-5565 or visit their website. 

 






OLLI NOTES         April 11, 2014

 

The OLLI Office will be closed April 18 in observance of Good Friday.

 

Director Search Update:  The Search Committee has been working diligently over the past eight weeks on a search for the new director of OLLI at Furman.  We reviewed more than 85 applications in our nationwide search and interviewed seven candidates which has resulted in three extremely qualified and very impressive finalists.  A decision is expected by April 18 and we hope to have the new director in place by May 1.

 

The Updated OLLI Spring directory is available in the office for $3.

 

Do you make the best chili in town?  Come teach others your secrets as you prepare your masterpiece (and share the recipe) during one session of a cooking class being planned for Fall.  Contact Judy Brooks at 268-6369 for more information. 

 

The Cooking Subcommittee is also looking for people who have a delicious one-pot or crock pot meal that you would demonstrate to one session of a cooking class in Winter, 2015.  Contact Ginny Dalton at 878-4770.

 

Please help us out with the coffee bar.  Bring your reusable mugs (or purchase one in the OLLI office!) to help us stay “green.”  And, if you notice the coffee is out, please let someone in the office know.  Thanks!

 

OLLI COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAH827 Intermediate Bridge will not meet Wednesday, April 23.  A make-up day will be announced.

 

PHO1601 Beginning Digital Photography will not meet Monday, April 28.  A make-up will be held Friday, May 16 at 9 a.m.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

FIELD TRIP! Carolinas Aviation Museum – At Charlotte Douglas Airport  May 19 – 8:15 a.m. depart Herring Center - return 4:30 p.m. If you remember “The Miracle on the Hudson” - US AIR Flight #1549 and its crash landing safely in the Hudson River - you’ll really enjoy joining our “When Commercial Airline Flying Was Fun” class members to walk around the actual Air Bus 320 at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. Plus, we’ll be viewing a DC9 and C130 and then walking through a DC7. Our tour throughout the museum begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by an onsite box lunch from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Then, it’s off to the tarmac to view three retired planes. Naturally, there will be time in between to visit the gift shop.  And then it’s a 2:30 ETD in our “all first class seating” bus with an ETA of 4:15 –4:30 p.m. at the Herring Center. Cost is just $50 with a choice of lunch menu upon registering at the OLLI office...limit of 50 passengers.

 

Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays, 12:30-1:20 in HC110.  April 15, Brad Wyche will present “How to Keep the Upstate from becoming the Next Atlanta.”  There is no question that the Upstate will continue to grow, but we have a clear choice in how and where this growth occurs.  Brad Wyche, the Executive Director of Upstate Forever, will discuss what needs to be done to keep our region of SC from becoming the next Atlanta.

 

Out and About Singles is an OLLI SIG for members looking for a group to enjoy activities with.  They have two upcoming events you may want to join:  Trip to Saluda, North Carolina on Saturday, April 12. We will meet at the Purple Onion for lunch at noon. Carpooling available. Email Janet Taylor to reserve your spot.  Lunch-DaVinci's Restaurant-Italian food. Friday, April 25 at 12:30 RSVP to Susan Cooper.

 

Korean War Vets - We Want You.  If you served in any of the armed forces between June 25, 1950, when North Korean forces invaded South Korea, and July 27, 1953 when the armistice was signed, please get in touch with Gary Aten by phone at 307-871-1050, or e-mail at gary.aten42@gmail.com.  You need not have been on the ground in Korea.  We already have some contacts, and interviews have started and we would like to include you. The “Forgotten War” should not be forgotten and you can help us remember. Please consider participating. 

 

 

What do you know about the sport of Lacrosse?  Learn more at a Lunch and Learn with Furman’s Lacrosse coaches, including Head Coach Richie Mead, on Wednesday, April 23, 12:30-1:30 in HC110.  Then, take all that new knowledge with you to Furman’s final regular-season Men’s Lacrosse game on Saturday, April 26 at Noon in Paladin Stadium.  Meet at the Paladin statue in front of the stadium at 11:30.  Tickets are just $5 at the gate.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University

The Furman Theatre presents Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid at 8 p.m. April 11-12.  Tickets for OLLI members are just $8.  Please identify yourself as an OLLI member when you order your tickets.  Call 294-2125 to reserve your tickets.

 

Remembering the Rwandan Genocide: 20 Years In The Eyes Of A Survivor. Dr. Erik Ching will offer a brief lecture on the origin of ethnic tension in Rwanda, setting up the historical backdrop to the distinct political conditions that incited the genocide. Furman student Jonathan Kubakundimana will speak of his personal experience as the son of a Tutsi mother and a Hutu father and as a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide.  Monday, April 14, Patrick Lecture Hall, Townes Science Center, 7-8:15 p.m.  Free.

 

Furman’s senior art majors present Emerge, the Senior Art Exhibit.  You may view their works April 7-May 10 in Thompson Gallery of Roe Art Building.  Gallery hours are 9-5 Monday through Friday.

 

The Furman Lyric Theater presents Brigadoon on April 24 and 26 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.  Tickets are $15 for seniors.

 

Furman University is a finalist in the Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards for exemplifying the mission of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) of addressing sustainability through education, research, and community engagement.  As part of the honor, Furman is among the 20 institutions which will be featured throughout the month of April in a video competition, and in Second Nature’s Celebrating Sustainability series.  Now through April 15, you can view Furman’s video and vote for your favorite college in the competition (we hope that’s Furman!) here.

 

Attention Techies:   iT2PI is coming to Furman Sunday, April 27, 1-5 p.m.  This Expo features programming and physical computing webinars and workshops for all ages and experience levels, as well as a programming inventors’ expo.  Exhibits will feature the Raspberry Pi microcomputer and Arduino micro controller. For more information, visit http://www.raspi-greenville.org/.

The Music By the Lake summer concert series begins May 29.  Check out the schedule here. 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Tours of Historic Christ Church and its churchyard will be held at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  The tours are free and open to the public.  Meet on the front steps of the church, rain or shine.  Highlights of the tour include the church’s interior featuring stained glass windows from Germany’s Mayer Studio, Markley Chapel and a churchyard walk featuring gravestones of early, prominent Greenvillians and South Carolinians (including former Governor, Benjamin Perry and Greenville entrepreneur, Vardry McBee.)  Visit the church website for more information.

 

The Music on Sunday concert series continues with Pinetop Revival on Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. at the Temple of Israel, 400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville, 29615.  Pinetop Revival carries on the tradition of fiddle tunes in rural America.  This is a 4-piece Southern style, old-time string band with guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle.  For more information, visit their website. 

 

The Greenville Heritage Textile Band presents its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m. in the Wyche Pavilion (behind the Peace Center).  The concert will feature a great variety of virtuoso solos, marches, rags, and novelty pieces from the golden age of the town band.  Admission is free and donations are accepted.

 






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