OLLI NOTES

May 22, 2015

 

The OLLI office will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.


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

 

Find the latest edition of Gray Matters on the OLLI Website.  Check out the online edition.

 

The deadline to complete course evaluations is Tuesday, May 26!  Please take a few minutes to provide helpful feedback on your Spring Term Courses.  Click on one of the following links to take your survey; you’ll need to take a different survey for each course.

General Course Evaluation

Hobbies, Art, and Music Course Evaluation

Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation

 

Missing a jacket, glasses, cup or even pants?  Be sure to stop by and check the Lost and Found at the Herring Center.   We have MANY items looking for their owners!

 

Applications are now being accepted for the second class of Senior Leaders Greenville. Senior Leaders Greenville (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 program begins with an Orientation in August, concludes with a graduation luncheon in May, and includes eight day-long sessions with speakers, group activities, and exercises that will help you become informed on topics that are particularly relevant to seniors. As you identify the opportunities and challenges faced by the senior population, you will be encouraged to bring your unique talents, wisdom, and skills to generate ideas for advocacy, collaboration, and creative solutions. The cost is $350 and scholarships are available. Applications (due July 1) and more information are available on the OLLI Website and in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy in the OLLI Office. Senior Leaders Greenville is a program designed and facilitated by OLLI@Furman.

 

Want to help plan Senior Leaders Greenville?  We are looking for volunteers. The SLG Curriculum Committee needs support in planning and coordinating the full day sessions that are the core of the program.  The proposed topics are:  Introduction to Greenville, Technology, Education, Housing, Medical, Transportation, Caregiving/Financial Planning, Government & Public/Private Partnerships.  If you have interest or experience in these areas and would like to help, email Nancy Kennedy or call her at 294-2979.

 

The Swamp Rabbit Knitting SIG will continue to meet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Herring Center Lobby through June and begin again in the Fall.  Contact Gail Kirby with questions.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Summer course Religion and Politics has been cancelled.

The Summer bonus event Wisdom for a New Era has been cancelled.

 

Most of our Summer classes still have room.  Here are a few you might want to consider:

Painted Paper Basket Weaving with Sandy Roback, Tuesdays 10 a.m. – noon

Reflections on Professional Photography with Diane Gabb/Bob Howell, Tuesdays 10 a.m. – noon

The Write Stuff – Kicked up a Notch with Judith Chandler-Huse, Tuesdays 10 a.m. - noon

OLLI Photographers Showcase with Kathleen Allen/Greg Peters, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.

Tennis – Just 4 Fun! with Jean Bridger, Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The Making of the Marines: Battle of Belleau Wood with Ralph Bates, Wednesdays 10 a.m. - noon

The Court Martial of Gen. Fitz-John Porter with Bob Dwyer, Thursdays 10 a.m. - noon

Introduction to Wine with Dennis Lanahan, Thursdays 1-3 p.m.

Mozart: His Music and Letters with Debra Williams, Thursdays 1-3 p.m.

 

Greenlink along with the City and County of Greenville are applying for a $12 million federal grant.  Matched with $9 million in the local funds, this will be used to transform Greenlink into a truly regional transportation system with 10 new electric express buses and two new transfer stations.  Learn what this could mean to Travelers Rest, Furman and our entire urban area by registering one of the two scheduled GTA/Greenlink summer bonus events (6/12 & 6/26) – there is still room for you!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Be sure to stop by the Herring Center and check out the Photography Showcase in the Crabtree Room, HC110.  Questions regarding availability can be answered in the OLLI office.

Attention OLLI members interested in travel!  On Wednesday, June 10 the Travel SIG will meet at 12 noon in HC102.  All members are welcome.  Questions, contact Betty Jo Shaw.

Interested in Jamming with your Ukulele, Guitar, or whatever?  Join the OLLI Summer Ukulele Special Interest Group on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., HC110, June 2- 30.   Bring your lovely singing voice, instrument, music and stand.  We will set up in a circle and pass the mic.  If you are uncomfortable playing your own song, simply pass the mic and play along with the others.  Come and get experience playing with other people.  Size of the SIG is limited so please make a reservation each week by email shelleykjohnson@gmail.com or phone 864-363-2014. Please give 24 hours’ notice if you plan to join us. Reservations closed at noon each Monday.  Looking forward to hearing your music.

 

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r’s Travels art exhibit will welcome us back to OLLI in September.  As you make your travel plans for the summer, remember that OLLIver #1 and OLLIver #2 would love to join you on your adventures.  Photos, paintings, drawings, wood carvings, and fabric expressions of Olliver’s Travels are all welcome.  Submissions will be accepted from August 24-September 4.  Photos, paintings and drawings must be matted and framed and include a wire for hanging.  Limit of two entries per artist are allowed and final selection of works displayed will be determined by space available.  For more information and for submission forms, contact the OLLI Office. 

 

Have books to pick up at the Herring Center? A stack of books was left in the OLLI office and before we place them in the Marvin Book Nook, we want to be sure they weren’t left for someone to pick up.   They include books by Alistair Cooke and Carl Van Doren among others.  Please call the OLLI office at 294-2997.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

Furman’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series begins Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. with An Evening with Henry Mancini performed by the Lakeside Concert Band.  Concerts are at the Lakeside Amphitheatre and are free!

 

The P-den and The Paddock are closed for the summer. The Dining Hall will operate on a revised schedule throughout the summer related to when FU classes are in session.  For hours call 294-2000 or visit this link.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The 19th Melungeon Union (conference) will be held this year at Warren Wilson College in the Asheville area, Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. Registration for one day is $10 and for two, $15.  Melungeons are a mixed ethnic people from the Appalachians of Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and other states.

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elungeon Heritage Association website has further information, and contact OLLI instructor Scott Withrow for the speaker schedule and information on registration and lodging/meals at Warren Wilson.

 

Gardening for Good is offering a summer education series for community gardens.  Clemson Extension Agent Cory Tanner will offer tips and advice on transitioning your summer garden to cool-season crops. A full list of classes is posted on their website. Classes are $20 each.

 

Science on the Move is in need of volunteers for the Duke Energy Engineering Design Competition.  

Volunteer duties include assessing engineering/physics principle of the machines and providing explanation of principle for staff and students. If you are interested and willing to help, please contacKatie Rishebarger at (803)493-6142.

 

The Upstate Shakespeare Festival will produce two plays this, its 21st Summer SeasonTwelfth Night, May 21-June 14 and Coriolanus July 9-August 2.  Shows begin at 7 p.m. in Falls Park, Thursday-Sunday each week during the run of shows.  Visit their website for more information. ​ 

OLLI NOTES

May 15, 2015

 

Summer registration continues.  Remember to pick up a summer card in the office, and a few more to share with friends and neighbors.  Summer is a great time to try OLLI for the first time.  Classes are just $30 and there is no membership requirement.

 

It’s Evaluation Time!  Please take a few minutes to provide helpful feedback on your Spring Term Courses.  Click on one of the following links to take your survey; you’ll need to take a different survey for each course.

General Course Evaluation

Hobbies, Art, and Music Course Evaluation

Exercise and Fitness Course Evaluation

 

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate for Council openings to be voted on at the May 19 Spring Luncheon:  VP of Membership/President-Elect:  Margaret Clark; Members at Large:  Chris Efner and Rich Pouliot.  Additional nominations can be made from the floor at the Spring Luncheon.  Thank you to Steve Davis, VP/President Elect/Nominating Committee Chair and his committee for their work in putting this slate together, and thank you to the nominees who said “yes” when the committee asked!

 

Applications are now being accepted for the second class of Senior Leaders Greenville. Senior Leaders Greenville (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 program begins with an Orientation in August, concludes with a graduation luncheon in May, and includes eight day-long sessions with speakers, group activities, and exercises that will help you become informed on topics that are particularly relevant to seniors. As you identify the opportunities and challenges faced by the senior population, you will be encouraged to bring your unique talents, wisdom, and skills to generate ideas for advocacy, collaboration, and creative solutions. The cost is $350 and scholarships are available. Applications (due July 1) and more information are available on the OLLI Website and in the OLLI office. Questions? Contact Nancy Kennedy in the OLLI Office. Senior Leaders Greenville is a program designed and facilitated by OLLI@Furman.

 

Want to help plan Senior Leaders Greenville?  We are looking for volunteers to help with the 2015-16 class. The SLG Curriculum Committee needs support in planning and coordinating the full day sessions that are the core of the program.  The current proposed topics are:  Introduction to Greenville, Technology, Education, Housing, Transportation, Medical, Caregiving/Financial Planning, Government & Public/Private Partnerships.  If you have interest or experience in these areas and would like to be involved, email Nancy Kennedy or call her at 294-2979.

 

Attention OLLI members parking at the PAC:  When parking at the PAC please do not park in the two rows closest to the building (those are reserved).  You may park in the back of the lot.  Thank you!

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PHO1609 Short Walks in Photography will have a make-up class from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – HC111

CPT353 Your IPAD will have a make-up class at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 18 – HC113

HIS698 Pivotal Moments will have a make-up class at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 18 – HC110

PAH815 Bridge Bidding will have a make-up class at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19 – HC113

ACM186 Guitar III will have a make-up class at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20 – HC113

PPS1382 Dynamic Aging will have a make-up class at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20 – HC004

PHO1603 Nature Photography will have a make-up class at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 21 – HC 111

ACM156 The Write Stuff  will have a make-up class at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 21 – HC102

ACM199 Pop-Jazz Vocal Triumvirate will have a make-up class at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 -HC113

 

The Summer course Religion and Politics has been cancelled.

 

Most of our Summer classes still have room.  Here are a few you might want to consider:

Painted Paper Basket Weaving with Sandy Roback, Tuesdays 10 a.m. – noon

Reflections on Professional Photography with Diane Gabb/Bob Howell, Tuesdays 10 a.m. – noon

The Write Stuff – Kicked up a Notch with Judith Chandler-Huse, Tuesdays 10 a.m. - noon

OLLI Photographers Showcase with Kathleen Allen/Greg Peters, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.

Tennis – Just 4 Fun! with Jean Bridger, Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The Making of the Brines: Battle of Belleau Wood with Ralph Bates, Wednesdays 10 a.m. - noon

The Court Martial of Gen. Fitz-John Porter with Bob Dwyer, Thursdays 10 a.m. - noon

Introduction to Wine with Dennis Lanahan, Thursdays 1-3 p.m.

Mozart: His Music and Letters with Debra Williams, Thursdays 1-3 p.m.

 

GTA/

Greenlink summer bonus events (6/12 & 6/26) – there is still room for you!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Attention OLLI members interesting in travel!  On Wednesday, June 10 the Travel SIG will meet at 12 noon in HC102.  All members are welcome.  Questions, contact Betty Jo Shaw.

Interested in Jamming with your Ukulele, Guitar, or whatever?  Join the OLLI Summer Ukulele "Special Interest Group" on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., HC110 June 2- 30.   Bring your lovely singing voice, instrument, music and stand.  We will set up in a circle and pass the mic.  If you are uncomfortable playing your own song, simply pass the mic and just play along with the others.  Come and get experience playing with other people.  Size of the SIG is limited so please make a reservation each week by email shelleykjohnson@gmail.com or phone 864-363-2014. Please give 24 hours’ notice if you plan to join us. Reservations closed at noon each Monday.  Looking forward to hearing your music.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Smiling Faces Exhibit such a great success.  Artwork will be will be available for pickup after 11 a.m. on Friday, May 15.  Please claim your artwork no later than May 21 or make special arrangements for pickup with OLLI staff.

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman?

The P-den and The Paddock are closed for the summer. The Dining Hall will operate on a revised schedule throughout the summer related to when FU classes are in session.  For hours call 294-2000 or visit this link.

 

Invite your grandchildren and the other young learners in your life to join in celebrating 25 years of Furman’s Scopes summer camps! Scopes summer enrichment camps (Microscope, Kaleidoscope, and Telescope)  are four opportunities for rising 1st-5th graders - and two for rising 6th-8th graders - to spend time on Furman's campus under the supervision of certified teachers and energetic instructors in music, art, computer programming, and sports & games.  Scopes campers will explore nature, picnic by the lake, and enjoy the PAC pool each afternoon. For more information and to register online: www.furman.edu/scopes.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will present “Americana” on May 16 at 8pm and May 17 at 3pm. The grand finale of their series will present American music at its very best! Call 864-467-3000 for more details.

Join friends of Hagood Mill as they host a special Armed Forces Day featuring live music, basket making, and a variety of folk life and traditional arts demonstrations on Sat., May 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This free event (donations appreciated) will feature the Pretty Little Goat String Band delivering a fresh, driving, energetic take on Old-Time String band music. The Hagood Mill is located just 3 miles north of Pickens off Highway 178 or 5 ½ miles south of Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 just off Highway 178 at 138 Hagood Mill Road.

A community forum, “To Fix or Not to Fix: SC’s Ailing Roads,” will examine road conditions and the status of repair funding legislation at 6 pm, Monday, May 18 at the Hughes Public Library in downtown Greenville.​


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)
Heidi Wright, Volunteer Coordinator and Office Manager (8:30-1:30)

 

OLLI Student Workers
Kristin Farrar, Kelly Rae, and Laken Weaver

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