OLLI NOTES              November 14, 2014

 

We hope you enjoyed the Fall Term.  Thank you to all of the instructors who provided interesting classes, the volunteers who help keep things running smoothly, and everyone who took a course or attended a bonus event.  You all make OLLI great.  If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to complete course evaluations for each course you took.  The links for the online evaluation follow, or you can pick up paper copies of the survey in the OLLI office.

     To complete the general course evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-F14

     For the exercise and fitness course evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-FEWF14

     For the hobbies, art, and music course evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-HAMF14

You should have received your Winter brochure in the mail this past week.  You may also view it online.  We have extra copies in the OLLI office; please pick some up to share with friends and neighbors, and to drop off around town.  YOU are our best advertisement. 

 

Registration begins November 18 for course package holders and November 20 for single courses.  PLEASE CHECK YOUR USER NAME AND PASSWORD now so that login will be smooth when you register.  If you need assistance we’ll have someone in the office to help you with your login on Monday, Nov. 17, 9-2.

 

Reminder to all interested in offering a Spring15 class, the course proposal form deadline is December 8.

 

Thanksgiving Potluck! So far, we have more than 70 OLLI members who will gather Thursday November 27 at noon.  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 to sign up is Monday, Nov. 24 at 8am.

 

Don’t get a parking ticket!  Please remember not to park in any spots marked “Reserved.”  Also, the lot at the Trone Center is only a 30-minute lot until after 3 p.m. each day.  If eating at the Dining Hall, there is one-hour parking along the lake, or you can park near the Chapel and walk over.  Please call the OLLI office if you have questions about parking on campus.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following classes have makeup sessions after the end of the term:

Mahh Jongg – Mon 9:00am-12:00pm – makeup class on Nov 17

Bodies in Motion – Mon 10:45am -12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 17

Nine Breads – Mon 10:45am – 12:15pm – make up class on Nov 17

Ebay – Mon 10:45am – 12:15pm – make up class on Nov. 17

Chinese Cooking – Tues 10:45am - 12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 18

Introduction to Windows– Tues 10:45am - 12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 18

Bring the Outdoors In – Tues 10:45am – 12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 18

Jazz and Swing Legends – Tues 9:00am - 10:30am – makeup class on Nov 18 *plus party afterwards!

8 Weeks in China – Tues 1:30pm-3:00pm – makeup class on Nov 18

Music Influenced the 60’s – Tues 1:30pm – 3:00pm – makeup class on Nov 18

Hebrew Prophets – Thurs 10:45am – 12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 20

Survey of Jewish History – Thurs 1:30am – 3:00pm – makeup class on Nov 20

Basic Watercolor Plus – Fri 9:00am – 11:30am – makeup class on Dec 5

 

The February 27 Bonus Trip, Loons of Lake Jocassee, is now 10a.m.-2p.m. and the fee is only $40.

 

The first Rogue Reader book for our winter term, The Invention of Wings, is actually by Sue Monk Kidd.  The author is listed incorrectly in the brochure. Sorry!

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

Join us for a Bonus Lunch and Learn – Thursday, Nov 20. 12:30 – 1:20 p.m., HC110 to discuss Richard II.

Our Royal Shakespeare Company series continues, with the history play, Richard II with David Tennant.  This encore performance, captured live in HD from the theater in Stratford-upon-Avon, will be shown twice: Friday, December 5 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. in Furman's Burgiss Theater in The Trone Center. Tickets are available at the OLLI office.  $16 for OLLI members, $18 for the general public.

The Serious Photography SIG will be hosting their next outing at Taylor's Mill in Taylors, which is an old mill enclosing a fine coffee shop called "Due South," artist studios, pottery, book binding studio and many more that haven't yet been discovered. The opportunities here are many. This outing will be on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. Contact Ray Roback with questions.

Out and About SIG will be going to the radio play, "A Christmas Carol," on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Cost is $25. Contact Sue Miller for further information. suerebecca910@sbcglobal.net. Also, the Out and About Holiday Party will be on Thursday, Dec. 4,  1 -4 p.m. in HC 113. Guests welcome. Please bring a snack to share. For further info contact Susan at scooper7284@charter.net

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls!  Help decorate the OLLI Tree on Mon., Nov. 24 at 10 a.m.  Bring a treat to share and enjoy music to get into the spirit as you get Manly Lobby ready for the holidays.

The next artist showcase will present 3D works of art or crafts from OLLI students and their instructors, Jan. 12-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 Dec. 3 and Dec. 17. Submission forms with guidelines are available in the OLLI office.  Questions?  Email rogers2011@att.net or hawkwatchrep@mindspring.com.

Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Thursday, December 4 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 p.m., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15 p.m., starting in the dining room and then singing in the halls. This has been enjoyable and gratifying event for several years, and we welcome former and new singers. The singing is led by Gloria Larkin, but Connie Kane-Maguire helps organize the singers. If you would like to join the group, please contact Connie at ckanemaguire@gmail.com or (864)271-8544.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Bring your grandchildren to Furman!  The Furman Learning Lab is currently recruiting children 3-5 years old to participate in a study that examines who children trust when presented with conflicting information about a new object. We are also recruiting children of any age to add to our database of participants to be contacted for future studies. In the current study, we invite families to visit our laboratory for a single session that lasts less than 30 minutes. Children who take part in one of our studies will receive a small gift and a personalized certificate of achievement as a token of our appreciation. If you are interested in learning more about ongoing research, please contact us at learninglab@furman.edu or call 864-294-2468

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Furman University’s installation and dedication of the Hartness Organ (C.B. Fisk, Opus 121), Furman will present an organ recital Monday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. The recital is open to the public and features guest artists Dr. Timothy Olsen (organ) and Ms. Judith Saxton (trumpet). Tickets for the Hartness Organ Series Event are $10 for seniors.

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHORALE - 33rd annual family Christmas concert by the Greenville Chorale, this year with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra. Mark your calendar now.  Tickets will be available soon in the OLLI office. The concert will be held on Friday, December 12, 7:30 pm in McAlister Auditorium, Furman. General public tickets are $30 – OLLI members get a discounted price of only $24. 

The Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble, founded in 2000 under the direction of Alan Lohr, will be ringing at the following locations this holiday season: Greenville County Museum of Art--Sunday, Nov. 30, 2:00 p.m. and at the Furman University Daniel Chapel--Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Visit http://Carolinabronze.net for more information about the ensemble.

The Temple of Israel’s (400 Spring Forest Rd.) Music on Sunday Concert Series continues this Sunday, November 16 at 3 p.m. with a performance by Pan Harmonia. Tickets are $20 at the door. Visit their website for more information.

The Greenville County Recreation Department invites you to join them for the Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 20 at 11 a.m. beginning at Furman’s Cherrydale Mansion. Take your choice between a 1 or 3 mile walk around Furman’s campus. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and no pre-registration is required.  


OLLI NOTES              November 7, 2014

 

Happy Veterans Day to all of our OLLI veterans!

 

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 evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-F14

     For the exercise and fitness course evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-FEWF14

     For the hobbies, art, and music course evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OLLI-HAMF14

 

FYI: Winter brochures are now available online and will be mailed today. Registration begins November 18 for course package holders and November 20 for single courses.  PLEASE CHECK YOUR USER NAME AND PASSWORD now so that login will be smooth when you register.  If you need assistance we’ll have someone in the office to help you with your login on Friday, Nov. 14 and Monday, Nov. 17, 9-2.

 

Thanksgiving Potluck! We are thankful for our OLLI family and we want to celebrate with you. Thursday November 27, we will gather at noon, with our meal around 1 p.m. 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.

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following classes have makeup sessions after the end of the term:

Bodies in Motion – Mon 10:45am -12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 17

Chinese Cooking – Tues 10:45am - 12:15pm – makeup class on Nov 18

8 Weeks in China – Tues 1:30pm-3:00pm –makeup class on Nov 18

 

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

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.

 

The February 27 Bonus Trip, Loons of Lake Jocassee, is now 10a.m.-2p.m. and the fee is only $40.

 

OLLI HAPPENINGS

OLLI’s beloved ukulele band Uke Can Do Re Mi will be performing on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the Woodlands. OLLI members are more than welcome to attend and support our rock stars!

Join us for Breakfast!  Meet OLLI friends old and new at breakfast at the Furman Dining Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 8-10:30 a.m. The cost is $5 with your OLLI nametag for all-you-can-eat. Choices include made to order omelets, fruit, breads, eggs, bacon, coffee, juice and more. Fix your plate and enjoy your meal in the Faculty Dining Room, reserve that morning just for us. Thanks to Linda and Tom Nowlin for hosting!

 

MUSIC IN MANLY LOBBY--All are invited to come listen as the OLLI Consort SIG plays recorders in the lobby on Thurs., Nov. 13, 3:15 to 4:30 pm.  Did you know that recorders come in many sizes and that you can play songs besides Hot Cross Buns?  If there’s a recorder hidden away at your house, dust it off and join us!

Interested in a behind the scenes look at the Greenville Road Warriors Hockey Team? Join OLLI for a free tour on Friday, November 14 at 10 a.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  Attendees will receive vouchers for discounted tickets for the Road Warriors game that evening. Reservations required: sign up in the OLLI office.  Thanks to Lois and Greg Parker for organizing this event!

 

The Serious Photography SIG will be hosting their next outing at Taylor's Mill in Taylors, which is an old mill enclosing a fine coffee shop called "Due South", artist studios, pottery, book binding studio and many more that haven't yet been discovered. The opportunities here are many. This outing will be on Thursday, 20 Nov. at 9AM. Contact Ray Roback with questions.

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to deck the halls!  Help decorate the OLLI Tree on Monday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m.  Bring a treat to share and enjoy music to get into the spirit as you get Manly Lobby ready for the holidays.

The next artist showcase will present 3D works of art or crafts from OLLI students and their instructors, Jan. 12-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 Dec. 3 and Dec. 17. Submission forms with guidelines are available in the OLLI office.  Questions?  Email rogers2011@att.net or hawkwatchrep@mindspring.com.

Our annual Christmas Caroling will be on Thursday, December 4 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Greenville East. We’ll meet at OLLI for rehearsal at 1 p.m., carpool to Heartland and perform 3:15-4:15p.m., starting in the dining room and then singing in the halls. This has been enjoyable and gratifying event for several years, and we welcome former and new singers. The singing is led by Gloria Larkin, but Connie Kane-Maguire helps organize the singers. If you would like to join the group, please contact Connie at ckanemaguire@gmail.com or (864)271-8544.

Our Royal Shakespeare Company series continues, with the history play, Richard II with David Tennant.  This encore performance, captured live in HD from the theater in Stratford-upon-Avon, will be shown twice: Friday, December 5 at 4pm and Sunday, December 7 at 2pm in Furman's Burgiss Theater in The Trone Center. Tickets are available at the OLLI office.  $16 for OLLI members, $18 for the general public.

What’s GOING ON at Furman University?

Would you like to help Furman students while making $10? The Psychology lab is currently running a study on perceptions of doctors. The students will run the study in the Computer Lab at the Herring Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 4-7, and it will take about 30 minutes. If interested, contact: 864-294-2241 or e-mail the Furman Psychology Department.

The Furman University Symphonic Band will present “A Veterans Day Celebration” concert Tues, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus. Available at the door, tickets are $5.

 

The High Noon lecture series concludes this week.  All talks are free and take place in the Resource Room on the second floor of the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville.  Wed., Nov. 12:  “Making Sense of the Midterm Elections” presented by Jim Guth, Furman University Professor of Political Science. 

The Woodlands is hosting its annual Holiday Fair on Friday, November 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come check out many unique creations from over 40 vendors!

 

What’s GOING ON in and around Greenville?

The Metropolitan Arts Council invites you to attend a showcase of Greenville’s best artists during Greenville Open Studios on Nov. 8 and 9.  Several OLLI instructors and members are among the 129 participating artists. Visit their website for more information.

 

Buncombe Street United Methodist Church is hosting Marketfest@BStreet, an upscale arts, crafts, and food festival to be held on Saturday, November 8 from 9a.m.-3p.m. Visit their website  for more information.

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.

 

Greenville Tech will be hosting Holocaust Remembrance Week November 9-13. Featuring a different program each evening, all events are free and open to the public. Follow this link or contact john.riley@gvltec.edu for more information.

The Greenville County Recreation Department invites you to join them for the Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 20 at 11 a.m. beginning at Furman’s Cherrydale Mansion. Take your choice between a 1 or 3 mile walk around Furman’s campus. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and no pre-registration is required. 



 

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Pam Roberson, Instructor Support (8:00 - 4:30)
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