November 20, 2016
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OLLI and the Reuter Center 
will be closed
Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25, 2016
for the Thanksgiving Holiday 


We will reopen at 8 a.m., Monday, 
November 28, 2016

Planning on teaching a course with College for Seniors in 2017?
Get your technology savvy HERE!

TechTalks will be held on
UNC Asheville's HAPI Lab
Intergenerational Experiences
Student Recreation Center, Room 213A
Tuesday, November 22, noon:
Talk about Cognitive Health
Tuesday, November 29, noon:
Talk about Mental Health
Join UNC Asheville students for music, art, cognitive health and meditation! UNC Asheville psychology and health and wellness majors are interested in the relationships between generations and the impact that these relationships create for a positive cognitive and social well-being for all generations.
   Thank You!  
Thank You, Fall 2016 College for Seniors 
Class Reps! 
       Barbara Binder                    Phyllis Mandler 
       Stephen Brown                    Martha Marshall 
       Linda Bushar                       Deborah McDowell 
       Nancy Butler                       Margarita McGuire 
       Diane Cassel                        Elizabeth Meyer 
       Mary Chakales                     Ellen Miller 
       Kitty Curran                        David Nelson 
       Elizabeth Davey                  Patti Oppenheim 
       Lynne Doebber                    Karen Paddock 
       Don Galloway                     David Parish 
       David Garver                       Laura Patlove 
       Nancy Gordon                     Evelyn Peters 
       Barbara Griswold               Terry Peters 
       Judy LaMee                        Susan Poole 
       David Langdon                   Elizabeth Pou 
       Sarah Larson                       Pamela Prosser 
       Jack Leppert                       Erica Rand 
       Sherry Lubic                       Randy Robbins 
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting:  The Forum
Friday, December 2, 1 p.m.
(no meeting Nov. 24)

  Topic:  "Why Is the Country 
So Deeply Divided?"
The Forum offers "dialogue to challenge your thinking"  with a free-flowing discussion designed to enrich and expand participants' thinking on topics ranging from changing demographics of retirees to nuclear disarmament.

Open to all OLLI members.  
For more information contact: 
Eugene Jaroslaw, 828.255.9925, ejwestwood@gmail.com 
Reuter Center Singers Concert
Monday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

The Reuter Center Singers, OLLI's in-house choral group directed by Chuck Taft, study and perform classical, popular and show tunes.  Mark your calendar to attend the very special Holiday Concert on Monday, December 5,  7:30 p.m.  Enjoy and sing along with traditional carols!  Light refreshments following.  Scheduled in the Reuter Center's Manheimer Room, this concert is free and open to the public; donations welcome.
Special Thanks 
OLLI would like to thank 
Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend (CREW)
Major Sponsor, Biltmore Farms Hotels for their longstanding support!

Biltmore Farms Hotels:  
Five Hotels.  One Choice 
CREW helps those considering relocation in retirement examine all their options carefully and make an informed decision about this major life transition.
Volunteer to Support Veterans at A-B Tech Community College
A-B Tech Community College Veterans' Cafe provides a supportive and comfortable environment for our students who are military service veterans to relax, network and connect with resources. It provides veterans with the opportunity to use a computer lab, engage in study groups and network with other student veterans.
Volunteers support the Cafe as hosts, ensuring a welcoming and supportive environment. This includes setting out snacks and coffee and also interacting with veterans to help support them as they pursue their academic goals. Volunteer shifts are typically three hours one day a week, with our greatest needs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Typical shifts are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Military experience is preferred but not required.
Student veterans face numerous barriers and as such, the Veterans' Café is recognized as a vital part of their academic and personal success. We hope that you will consider volunteering with the Veterans' Café.
For more information, contact Patti Cameron, Campus Volunteer Coordinator at 828.398.7761 volunteer@abtech.edu

Blue Ridge Orchestra (BRO) Concert 
 The Blue Ridge Orchestra presents "BRO Revels!", a winter holiday-themed concert experience featuring internationally renowned violinist/fiddler Jamie Laval. This unique program will include traditional & Celtic carols, Vivaldi's Winter, plus pops favorites.

Saturday, December 10, 3 p.m. at Lipinsky Auditorium on the UNC Asheville campus
Sunday, December 11, 3 p.m. at the Folk Art Center (Blue Ridge Parkway MP382)

Tickets $15 General Admission, $10 Friend, $5 Student. Click here for tickets and more information or call (828) 782-3354
Dear OLLI Members,
We had a very successful registration for Winter 2017, with over 950 people entering the registration allocation process. Remember that we will send schedules late in the afternoon on Tuesday, December 6, and Add/Drop will begin (online) at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7.  We will have helpers at the Reuter Center for anyone who needs assistance navigating the online system.

We are entering the season of giving thanks, and we want to thank all of our members who serve as Class Reps and also to thank Martha Marshall and Susan Poole for their work organizing this effort.  If you are scheduled to teach a course or considering teaching one, you should sign up for Tech Talks to be held on Tuesday, December 6, another form of support and encouragement for the instructors who give their time and talent to challenge us intellectually and create our community of teachers and learners.

We hope that all of you received our first mailing for our end-of-year appeal for OLLI's Annual Fund.  We use Annual Fund donations for improvements to the Reuter Center like upgrades to our sound system. We help to fund special lectures or to provide scholarships to attend College for Seniors courses.  We urge you to make a gift in honor of the people who make OLLI such a unique and engaging community of teachers and learners.   Click here to learn more about making a donation to OLLI.

If you want to celebrate the talents of our membership, make plans to attend the Reuter Center Singers concert here at the Reuter Center on Monday, December 5.  If you want to learn more about universal design, livable houses and livable communities, plan to attend the forum on Wednesday, December 7 sponsored by AARP and the R.L. Mace Institute for Universal Design and featuring a lecture by Richard Duncan.

Remember that there is still time to sign up to purchase poinsettias from the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club to support scholarships for UNC Asheville students.  You will be able to pick up the plants right here at the Reuter Center.  And the UNC Asheville men's and women's basketball teams would like to invite you to attend their games this afternoon and again on Friday, November 25. The women's game on the day after Thanksgiving is being televised, and they would like to fill the stands. Tickets are inexpensive, parking is a breeze and there is no better way to get out of the house after your Thanksgiving feast. Bring along your family, avoid the first rush of holiday shopping and celebrate our university's talented athletes.

With thanks for the ways in which we all make OLLI a place to learn in community, discuss important issues, and have fun,
Catherine Frank
Executive Director

December 2016 
Dec. 1 - free screening of the documentary  Racing to Extinction and discussion by race car driver Leilani Münter about her environmental activism and her role in the film. 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Highsmith Union, room 104. 

Dec. 2-3 - Student Art Sale - Handmade, affordable works by UNC Asheville art students, 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 in S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall.

Through Dec. 20 - Exhibition of works by Megan Van Deusen will be on view in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall in the Second Floor Gallery, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays.

Dec. 1-2 - Fall Dance Sharing - Works from faculty and students in UNC Asheville's Dance Program. Free at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 2, in UNC Asheville's Belk Theatre.

Dec. 4 - Choral Music Concert - UNC Asheville's University Singers and Asheville Singers perform in a free concert at 3 p.m. in the Lipinsky Hall Lobby.

Dec. 4 - UNC Asheville Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles at Isis Music Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. $10 at the door; $5 for students.

Through Dec. 16 - 40 black and white photographs of contemporary Cherokee people by Shan Goshorn, taken over a 25-year period. Free at the Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library during regular library hours. 
UNCA Bulldog

UNC Asheville Athletic Events

November 2016

TODAY Men's Basketball, Sunday, November 20, 2-4 p.m., Kimmel Arena
Women's Basketball, Friday, November 25, 3-5 p.m., Kimmel Arena
Women's Basketball, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Kimmel Arena
Men's Basketball, Tuesday, November 29, 7-9 p.m., Kimmel Arena

Click here to visit the UNC Asheville Athletics

CEC is partnering with Habitat for Humanity
Help Disadvantaged Elderly
Habitat for Humanity is repairing disadvantaged people's homes to prepare for winter.

Monday, November 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

You might be asked to paint, add ramps or install gutters etc-whatever is needed to get work done.

For further information and details about the job and the day, sign up or contact Sammie Smith at: ssmith@ashevillehabitat.org
PLEASE sign up by Wednesday, November 25, 2016
Poinsettia Sales to Benefit Scholarships for
UNC Asheville Students
Members of the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club would like to let you know that they are raising money for UNC Asheville student scholarships through the sale of poinsettias.  Plants come in a variety of colors, sizes and prices.

The order deadline is Friday, November 25 and plants will be available for pick up Wednesday, November 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Reuter Center. Members of the club can deliver larger orders within Asheville.
Thanks for helping the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club help students.
Questions, contact Jeffrey Owen, 828.254.8800 
or Traci Smithwick, 828.210.1976 or  tsmithwick@mwblawyers.com

Astronomy Club of Asheville 
5th Annual Club Holiday Social and Auction
Thursday, December 1, 6:30 p.m. 
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

Come join Astronomy Club members to enjoy refreshmens, music, door prizes, mystery boxes and a large selection of exciting items available for silent auction. Bring family and friends, get to know other people interested in astronomy, bid on an item or two and contribute to the success of the club.   Click here to visit the club's website.
Smith McDowell House Twilight Tours
Friday, December 2, 6-8:30 p.m. 

Twilight Tours at Asheville's historic Smith-McDowell House (circa 1840)  will feature six rooms of the Smith-McDowell House representing the 1840s-1890s with beautiful holiday decorations
   and costumed interpreters describing the nineteenth century evolution of Clement Moore's poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas."  Light refreshments will be served along with a guided exhibit of vintage Victorian Christmas decorations.

  Reservations for the 50 minute tours are required and can be made by calling the Smith-McDowell House 828.253.9231 
  Ticket prices: $20 for WNCHA members, 
$25 for the general public.
UNC Asheville Social 
Entrepreneurship Competition
Tuesday, December 6, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center Mountain View Room 417
  Earlier this term OLLI members heard pitch presentations from students in Mary Lynn Manns' "Ideas into Action" course. Members of the class would like to invite all OLLI members to attend their competition. It's always exciting to hear the work of a new generation of students and to know that our members were able to see the projects from the very beginning. 
 The Forum for Better Home Design 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1-4 p.m. 
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

A livable community starts and ends with a livable home.  
Join us for a Forum on Better Home Design.

Richard Duncan
Do you want to live in a home that can accommodate all of life's changes?  Explore the concept of Universal Design with the Richard Duncan, founder of RL Mace Universal Design Institute AND meet local experts and resources for a sampling of the options that cansupport one to age in community.  This event is free, open to the public and refreshments will be provided.
    Click here to view an event flier

Sponsored by AARP
The RL Mace Universal Design Institute
OLLI at UNC Asheville  
 Asheville Parks & Rec Program 
 Charitable Sewing and  Yarn Crafts 
January,1st and 3rd Fridays, 1:30-3:45 p.m. 
Bring your own projects and materials and enjoy the company of others while you create projects to donate. We participate in Project Linus and make blankets and winter hats for those in need locally. Ideas and patterns are available for our projects. Some materials can  be provided. 

Call for details the Senior Opportunity Center,  828.350.2062
 Asheville Parks and Recreation,36 Grove Street, Asheville, NC  
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | 828-251-6140 | olli@unca.edu | http://www.olliasheville.com
Reuter Center, CPO #5000
UNC Asheville
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804