T O D A Y
Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association Meeting
Sunday, November 13, 5:30 p.m.
Come to view
members' portfolio presentations
Visitors & Guests Welcome
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
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Monday, November 14,
Reuter Center Room 102B
Jacquie Wollins, OLLI instructor, will lead the group in a healing meditation.
All OLLI members are welcome
Audubon Society Meeting
Tuesday, November 15, 7 p.m.
A Mountaintop View:
10 Years of Raptors
at Big Bald
This month's Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society (EMAS) program, conducted by Mark Hopey, will be an exciting overview of hawk watching and raptor trapping from the Big Bald Mountain Bird Migration Project.
The Big Bald Mountain Bird Migration Project is a monitoring effort operated by volunteers from Southern Appalachian Raptor Research, a local group of birders passionate about birds, conservation and education. The project encourages visitors from the public, hikers and local schools, with a focus on education about the process of bird migration and the importance of stopover habitat.
Mark Hopey has assisted with the Big Bald Mountain Bird Migration Project for more than a decade. He attended UNC Asheville and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Southern Appalachian Raptor Research.
UNC Asheville's HAPI Lab
Student Recreation Center
Tuesday, November 15, noon:
Talk about Creative Expression
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 of intergenerational persons and the impact that these relationships create for a positive cognitive and social well-being for all generations.
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting:
Friday, November 18, 1 p.m.
Topic: U.S. Relations with Russia
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.
Friday, November 18, 5 p.m.
Reuter Center Atrium
"Death Café" is an engaging gathering, a storytelling experience and a conversation that too often alienates people in our death phobic culture. A new movement, a shift, is at play in recovering the ritual of being with death through personal storytelling of fears, loss and death; a deepening ritual emerges and we build a culture of dying wisely.
Join us at our next Death Cafe,
the new holy ground or common ground and the wonders of being with dying, presented on Friday, November 18, 5-6:30 p.m., facilitated by Thirdmessenger's Karen Sanders, Greg Lathrop and Sa'id Osio.
You can learn more about death cafe at http://deathcafe.com/ thirdmessenger.com and https://www.facebook.com/deathcafeasheville
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
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 tour 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.
""Your move is my mission....proactive problem solver...trusted advisor."
CREW helps those considering relocation in retirement examine all their options carefully and make an informed decision about this major life transition.
UNC Asheville Social
Tuesday, December 6,
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Mountain View Room (417)
UNC Asheville Campus
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear OLLI Members,
Many of us are still trying to sort out our responses to an unprecedented election season. Please know that OLLI at UNC Asheville remains committed to being a place where we discuss ideas in ways that allow us to disagree without being disagreeable. We also remain committed to the ideals of inclusion and participation and are more committed than ever to take proactive measures to create a welcoming environment where everyone recognizes how much we need varied opinions to support the ideals of lifelong learning.
This week ended here at the Reuter Center with a display of OLLI members' talents at the OLLI Art Bazaar. We thank all of our volunteer helpers in today's newsletter, but we also want to be sure to thank OLLI facilities manager and communications manager Leanna Preston for her unfailing support of this OLLI event. And to further recognize talents, today you can enjoy the musical talents of OLLI members at a performance of the Reuter Center Singers at Biltmore United Methodist Church.
With respect for all that you do to model creative retirement,
Around the Center
"Tap Dancing for Fun"
class pose for a photo during the final performance!
UNC Asheville Athletic Events
Women's Basketball,Friday, November 18, 7-9 p.m., Kimmel Arena
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
Free Medicare Counseling
Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 18
The Council on Aging and the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will offer Medicare counseling at the Reuter Center for OLLI members who want to review their Medicare options such as drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans for 2017. This counseling is for
OLLI members only.
Appointments may be scheduled by calling the Council on Aging at 828.277.8288 and requesting a Medicare appointment at OLLI.
Appointments are available on the following days:
Monday, November 14, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Room 206
Tuesday, November 15, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Room 206
Wednesday, November 16, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Room 205
Friday, November 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Room 120
If the door to the counseling room is closed, please wait outside the room until you are called. All appointments are confidential, and some may run a little pa
st the start time of the next appointment.
Tuesday, November 15,
"'A Changing Paradigm: Cancer Metastasis as the Target"
Jon Wiener, AB Tech faculty
The theme of the STEM lecture series for the academic year 2015-2016 is multidisciplinary programs. Each lecture will highlight how different STEM disciplines are used in a unified program, where the success of each program depends on the interaction of more than one discipline.
Inside the Music
Friday, November 18, 1:30 p.m., Manheimer Room
Plan to attend this presentation on the powerful voices of the Asheville Choral Society (ACS). Inside the Music is a conversation with the conductor and also a performance by soloists from upcoming ACS events. Artistic director and conductor Dr. Melodie Galloway (UNC Asheville music department chair and director of choral activities) will be sharing insights about the music and gifted singers and instrumentalists that will be performing. Free and open to the public.
November 18, The Yuletide Candlelight Concert is the featured topic. This will be the 2nd annual Yuletide concert following our smashing success last year at Trinity. The music will be festive and beautiful with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Solstice songs and children's voices and handbells! Selections will include: Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, Cherubim Song by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Carol of the Bells, Pat-a- Pan, and a Procession and Carols for women's chorus and harp. The ACS Yuletide Candlelight Concert will be on December 2, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church Street, Asheville
Symphony Talk with Daniel Meyer
Friday, November 18, 3 p.m., Manheimer Room
The best way to enjoy the Asheville Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks concerts is to come to the Symphony Talk for the inside scoop on the music, composers, and soloists. Come early to get a seat; this popular series is very well attended. Free and open to the public. Asheville Symphony Orchestra's music director and conductor Daniel Meyer will speak about the performance for the next evening's concert and local music aficionado Chip Kaufmann will speak about the composers.
This Symphony Talk presentation will focus on Gershwin's
Rhapsody in Blue
with Conrad Tao, pianist
wing OLLI members went 'above and beyond' to make the 2016
OLLI Art Bazaar a success. A round of applause for:
Sandy Bowles Jacque Morgan
Linda and Tom Bushar Dennis and Sheila Murphy
Linda Cardina Patti Oppenheim
Jacob Cohen Elizabeth Pou
Susan Coyle Jennifer Riner
Nancy Gordon Donna Schramek
Tom and Gayle Hofmann Kim Speer
Sharon Kopstein Kathy Tempelaar-Leitz
Marcelle Martin Rosemary Walton
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
Asheville Parks & Rec Programs
Canasta, Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting November 18. Friendly and free game. We have information sheets if anyone needs a refresher on how to play.
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
Call for details the Senior Opportunity Center, 828.350.2062
Asheville Parks and Recreation
36 Grove Street, Asheville, NC 28704
Special Interest Group History Book Lovers
Friday, November 18, 3 p.m.
story Book Lovers are meeting on the third Friday of each month at 3 p.m. Join the fun to share beloved books, engage in discussion and connect with intellectually curious members around our favorite subject - history!
November's subject is Barbara Tuchman's
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century.
The next meeting will be held on
and focus on
My Homeland by Ari Shabit
Hearing Loss Association Meeting
"Captioning: How It Works and Why It Sometimes Doesn't"
Saturday, November 19, 10:30 a.m.
Seymour Auditorium at Care Partners, 68 Sweeten Creek Road
This month the Asheville Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America is rich in excellent presentations. It is to be hoped some of you went to hear Juliette Sterkens speak, mostly about hearing loops, in Brevard. OLLI has two such loops, in 102 and 206, but Asheville needs many more.
Plan to attend to enjoy another presentation that deserves your attendance. The reason differs, though. David Sperling, Certified Realtime Captioner, will speak on "Captioning: How it Works and Why it Sometimes Doesn't." If you've ever watched a captioner at work you will know that this is an art and skill to appreciate. It is remarkable and fascinating, and David, a first-class practitioner, will offer his insights into what it takes.
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