OLLI NOTES         October 24, 2014

 

Did you enjoy the Straight Talk SC summer series about the working poor?  Do you wish you had been able to attend?  We have a follow-up event just for you.  View the documentary Spent, which shows how the poor and working poor lack access to banking services and instead rely on pawn shops, payday lenders, and check cashing services.  Then, hear how the Upstate is becoming a national leader in addressing these issues.  Thursday, October 30, 7-8:15 p.m., Burgiss Theater in Trone Student Center.  Free.  For more information and to register visit the Riley Institute website, or call the OLLI office for more information.

If you missed the Straight Talk SC summer series, you can now view all four sessions on the Riley Institute Website.  Or, if you would like to purchase a set of 4 DVDs of the entire series, you can order one in the OLLI Office for $15.  This summer’s topic was the plight of the working poor and we heard from many decision makers and front-line workers in that field.

Ever been out and about and talking to someone who has not heard of OLLI? Ever scribbled something for them, such as the web site, the address, on a stray piece of paper? Well, we now have OLLI business cards that you can carry in your wallet and give out the next time you meet someone who has not heard of OLLI. They are available in the basket on the Book Nook counter. There are still a lot of people in our community who have not heard of OLLI.

Our lost and found is growing!  Please check to see if you recognize anything. 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There are openings in the following bonus events. Call or come by the office to sign up.

BTE 1174 Civil Liberties Work in South Carolina – Fri., Oct 31 HC111 at 10 a.m.

BTE1155 “Oh, My Aching Back” – Fri., Oct. 31 HC110 at 10 a.m.

BTE1168 Enjoying and Preserving Lake Keowee – Fri., Nov. 7, HC111 at 10 a.m.

BTE 1145 Tour of Cabela’s – Fri., Nov.14, 9 a.m.

BTE 1162 Culinary Arts Program at Greenville Tech – Fri., Nov 14, 10 a.m.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Thanksgiving Potluck! We are thankful for our OLLI family and we want to celebrate with you. Thursday Nov. 27, we will gather at noon, with our meal around 1pm. Football will be on the TVs, and the piano awaits. Let us know if you are coming so we have enough turkey. Go to Thanksgiving Potluck Sign Up or contact Heidi Wright in the office for assistance signing up. Deadline for sign up is Monday, Nov. 24 at 8am.

 

At Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, hear speakers from the community on a variety of topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 pm, HC110. Bring your lunch and invite your friends. October 28 - “Maestro Tchivzhel’s Defection from Russia to Greenville,” presented by Bob Howard.

 

Join us for a Homecoming Saturday Brunch in the Dining Hall on October 25 from 9 - 11 am. Only $5 with your OLLI nametag!  Park along the lake and enter through the downstairs door or park at the Chapel and enjoy the students’ homecoming floats as you walk to the Dining Hall.

Thanks to everyone who submitted artwork for exhibit in OLLI’s Baiden Art Gallery. The next showcase will present 3D works of art or crafts from OLLI students and their instructors, Jan. 12 through March 5.  The Art committee welcomes pieces from the woodcarving, basketry, knitting, crocheting, mosaics, jewelry, art glass, floral arranging, and quilting classes.  All work must be submitted for consideration between December 3 and December 17. Submission forms with guidelines are available now in the OLLI office.  Questions may be addressed to rogers2011@att.net or hawkwatchrep@mindspring.com.

How much coffee do OLLI members drink in a week?  Enter your guess near the coffee station for a chance to win an OLLI mug of your choice!

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Tonight! Furman Jazz Ensemble in Concert. The Music of Don Owens conducted by Matt Olson. Friday October 24 at 8 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall. $5 for adult tickets and $3 for students – at the door.

Choral Ensembles in Concert. Furman Men’s and Women’s Chorales and the Furman Singers conducted by Vivian Hamilton and Hugh Ferguson Floyd. Tuesday, October 28 at 8 p.m., Daniel Memorial Chapel, free.

Furman University’s High Noon lecture series runs on Wednesdays through Nov. 12.  All talks are free and take place in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  Wednesday, October 29:  “50 Years Later: Senator Wayne Morse, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, and the Vietnam War” presented by Sean O’Rourke, Furman University Professor of Communication Studies. 

Help a Furman Student and participate in cognitive psychology study. Participants will be asked to perform a series of computer-based tasks. The study should take about 45 minutes. Only 10 more participants are needed!  If you are interested, please contact Francis Anderson at (803)-767-5526.

 

The Thomson Gallery—Roe Art Building presents the show Intersections:  the Art and Science for Folded Paper by Rebecca Giesekind ’09.  Gallery hours are 9-5, Monday-Friday.  Free.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

Interested in volunteering to help elementary school children?  If you missed last Thursday's special lunch and learn, you can still get information or sign up to volunteer.  Contact Roger Wheeler (rogerdwheeler@gmail.com) for CRO-Heritage, Andrea Boudin (boudina@bbbsupstate.com) for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, or Tom Nowlin (tomnowlin@ comcast.net) for Mentor Greenville.

 

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of its Casavant pipe organ, the Music Ministry of First Baptist Church presents Hector Olivera in concert on Sunday, October 26 at 5 p.m.  Free.  Visit their website for more information.

Travelers Rest Artist Alliance invites you to Travelers Rest, South Carolina on Saturday, October 25th for an extraordinary event of Fine Arts and Crafts, Live Music and Performers, Art of Food demonstrations, Food Trucks, Children's activities and more!  Art on the Trail will go on from 10am till 4pm with main events in Trailblazer Park and a shuttle to help get you to events on Main Street.

Piedmont Wood Carvers will present their show October 25-26. The show will be at Simpsonville Activity and Senior Center 310 W. Curtis St. Simpsonville S.C. between the hours of 12 and 5 P.M. The show will have a display of carvings from students of former longtime OLLI instructor Ed Brockelbank who inspired so many people to take up wood carving as a hobby.

Get in the holiday spirit at the All Saints Bazaar at Christ Episcopal Church (10 N. Church Street, Greenville, 29601) on Saturday, November 1, 9-Noon.  Purchase jellies, jams, chutneys, and pickles; pick up some frozen casseroles for the busy days ahead; shop the bake sale; and fill your basket with beautiful handcrafted items.

The Metropolitan Arts Council invites you to attend a showcase of Greenville’s best artists during Greenville Open Studios on Nov. 7, 8, and 9.  Be sure to visit OLLI instructors J. Ashley Kirby, Ron Gillan and Jeff Lynch who are among the 129 participating artists.  Visit their website for more information.

The Woodlands at Furman invites you to participate in the Young and the Restless 5K on  Saturday, Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. with the start/finish at the Amphitheatre.  Visit the website to learn more about signing up as an individual or how you can form a team. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Red Cross.

 

All members of the community to join the faculty and students of Berea High School for a Program and Reception Honoring Local Veterans and Their Families.  The reception will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 2:30pm in the Berea High School Auditorium.

 

 

OLLI NOTES         October 17, 2014

 

Did you enjoy the Straight Talk SC summer series about the working poor?  Do you wish you had been able to attend?  We have a follow-up event just for you.  View the documentary Spent, which shows how the poor and working poor lack access to banking services and instead rely on pawn shops, payday lenders, and check cashing services.  Then, hear how the Upstate is becoming a national leader in addressing these issues.  Thursday, October 30, 7-8:15 p.m., Burgiss Theater in Trone Student Center.  Free.  For more information and to register visit the Riley Institute website, or call the OLLI office for more information.

If you missed the Straight Talk SC summer series, you can now view all four sessions on the Riley Institute Website.  Or, if you would like to purchase a set of 4 DVDs of the entire series, you can order one in the OLLI Office for $15.  This summer’s topic was the plight of the working poor and we heard from many decision makers and front-line workers in that field.

Our lost and found is growing!  Please check to see if you recognize anything. 

A note from Elaine: A warning for those new to the area - coyotes roam the streets of some residential areas and outdoor cats disappear.  Also, recently near Furman, a woman was bitten by a copperhead as she walked down the driveway at night.  The pain and swelling was bad and she spent three days in the hospital.  If a dog is bitten, they also need the anti-venom quickly.  The Animal Emergency Clinic is on Woods Lake Road in Greenville and is open 6pm - 8am and most of the weekend, 232-1878.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

There are openings in the following bonus events. Call or come by the office to sign up.

BTE 1174 Civil Liberties Work in South Carolina – Fri., Oct 31 HC111 at 10 am

BTE1155 “Oh, My Aching Back” – Fri., Oct. 31 HC110 at 10 am

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

TODAY!  Royal Shakespeare Company's HD encore performance (film) of the live play, The Two Gentleman of Verona, will be presented on Friday, October 17 at 4pm in the Burgiss Theatre in the Trone Student Center. Tickets are now on sale at the OLLI Office or by calling 864-294-2998.  OLLI member tickets are only $16.

 

At Lunch and Learn Tuesdays, hear speakers from the community on a variety of topics. Free and open to the public, 12:30-1:20 pm, HC110. Bring your lunch and invite your friends. October 21 - “Plotting a New Course of Medical Care in our State,” presented by Dr. Jerry Youkey, Dean, GHS Medical School.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Davis, President of Furman University, will be the guest at the “In Conversation With” class on Thursday, October 23, 10:45-12:15 in Daniel Recital Hall.  OLLI members not currently enrolled in the class are invited to attend.  Please call or come by the OLLI office to sign up as space is limited.

 

Celebrate the season of thanks with your OLLI family for a Thanksgiving Day Pot-Luck at the Herring Center from noon to 3pm. OLLI will provide the turkeys, and details on signing up for side dishes will be provided soon.

Interested in an OLLI Poker night? Contact Rich Hammons at (864) 520-2014 if you love a good game of Texas Hold'Em.

Join us for Saturday Brunch in the Dining Hall on October 25th from 9 - 11 am. Only $5 with your OLLI nametag!

Travel and Learn.  In January, we will have a program so you can meet other OLLI members interested in travelling with Road Scholars (use to be called Elderhostel) and others will provide information on their trips in the US and internationally.  To be ready with questions and plans, check out the website www.roadscholars.org

 

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Furman University’s High Noon lecture series runs on Wednesdays through Nov. 12.  All talks are free and take place in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  Wednesday, October 22:  “How Big Will the GOP Victory Be?” presented by Danielle Vinson, Furman University Professor of Political Science. 

Tonight!  Enjoy the Furman Symphony Orchestra as Furman’s Music Department Presents: Sound Quality Concert Series: Fiddlers and Fireworks on Fri., October 17 at 8pm in McAlister Auditorium. The Furman Symphony Orchestra will present works form Vivaldi, Handel and Haydn conducted by professor Thomas Joiner. Tickets are $10 for Seniors.

Help a Furman Student and participate in cognitive psychology study. Participants will be asked to perform a series of computer-based tasks. The study should take about 45 minutes. Only 10 more participants are needed!  If you are interested, please contact Francis Anderson at (803)-767-5526.

 

Furman Music Faculty Recitals:  both are free and take place in Daniel Recital Hall.

Monday, October 20, 8 p.m., Derik Parsons, piano. 

Wednesday, October 22, 8 p.m., Deirdre Hutton, violin and Christopher Hutton, violoncello.

 

The Thomson Gallery—Roe Art Building presents the show Intersections:  the Art and Science for Folded Paper by Rebecca Giesekind ’09.  Gallery hours are 9-5, Monday-Friday.  Free.

 

Councilwoman, educator, activist, and one of the first African-Americans to attend Furman, Lillian Brock Flemming will deliver the lecture, “What Really Matters?” Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on the Furman University campus. Flemming’s talk is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains. The event is part of a series of programs commemorating 50 Years of Desegregation at Furman.

 

A talk by Dr. Marlene Tromp from Arizona State entitled Blood Stained Hands: Stories of Murder and Forensic Science will be held on Wednesday, October 22 @ 4:30pm in McEachern Auditorium, Furman Hall.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Greenville Chorale presents their fall concert, “A Concert of Peace and Hope,” on Saturday, October 18 at the Peace Center. OLLI is proud to support the Chorale’s conductor, Bing Vick. Tickets are available at the Peace Center Box Office.

 

On Sunday, October 19, the American Chamber Players will be playing a concert at 3pm at the Temple of Israel (400 Spring Forest Road). Tickets are $20 at the door, $5 for students and music teachers. Children with a ticketed adult are free. Call 864 292-1782 for more information. Miles Hoffman, of the American Chamber Players, is scheduled for a seminar here at OLLI in January.

 

John Knox Presbyterian Church presents “From the Sublime, to the Ridiculous” by Stephen Grant.  Featuring the Anderson String Quartet, the event will be held on Sunday, October 19 at 3 p.m.

 

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of its Casavant pipe organ, the Music Ministry of First Baptist Church presents Hector Olivera in concert on Sunday, October 26 at 5 p.m.  Free.  Visit their website for more information.

Travelers Rest Artist Alliance invites you to Travelers Rest, South Carolina on Saturday, October 25th for an extraordinary event of Fine Arts and Crafts, Live Music and Performers, Art of Food demonstrations, Food Trucks, Children's activities and more!  Art on the Trail will go on from 10am till 4pm with main events in Trailblazer Park and a shuttle to help get you to events on Main Street.

Piedmont Wood Carvers will present their show October 25th and 26th. The show will be at Simpsonville Activity and Senior Center 310 W. Curtis St. Simpsonville S.C. between the hours of 12 and 5 P.M. The show will have a display of carvings from students of former longtime OLLI instructor Ed Brockelbank who inspired so many people to take up wood carving as a hobby.


 

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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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