A Baroque Benefit Concert for Animal Haven
Sunday, December 4, 3 p.m.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church,
337 Charlotte St., Asheville
Pan Harmonia enjoys offering concerts each December to benefit an Asheville organization making a difference.This year, we focus on our four-footed brothers and sisters.
is an oasis nestled in an East Asheville cove, whose dedicated staff rescues not only cats and dogs, but also farm animals including goats, pigs, geese, chickens and others.
Barbara Weiss, harpsichord * Kate Steinbeck, flute * Rosalind Buda, bassoon
Music of Blavet * Bach * Handel * Purcell * Christmas favorites
*Free admission *
Generous donations appreciated*
Proceeds to benefit Animal Haven
Planning on teaching a course with College for Seniors in 2017?
Get your technology savvy HERE!
TechTalks will be held on
Tuesday, December 6, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Forum for Better Home Design
Wednesday, December 7, 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.
Do you want to live in a home that can accommodate all of life's changes? Explore the concept of universal design with Richard Duncan, founder of RL Mace Universal Design Institute AND meet local experts and find resources for a sampling of the options that can support one to age in community. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Click here to view an event flier
The RL Mace Universal Design Institute
OLLI at UNC Asheville
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting:
Friday, December 9, 1 p.m.
Topic: "The Impact of Technology on Our Lives"
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:
2017 Season Preview
Friday, December 9, 3 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
The Asheville Lyric Opera (ALO) will be launching its 18th season, and it will be the biggest to date. This special presentation will give you a behind-the-curtain look at how the ALO is the only arts organization to present and produce shows and events every month of the 2017 year.
Asheville Lyric Opera (ALO) brings great stories and music to life on Asheville's premiere theatrical stage, the Diana Wortham Theatre. Come enjoy a behind-the-scenes journey as ALO General Director David Craig Starkey and a cast of industry professionals guide you through their operatic world.
The Meditation Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
Monday, December 12, 4:15 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 120
Linda Go, instructor at College for Seniors and Sound Healer, will be conducting an interactive vocable sound meditation for chakra balancing and clearing thought patterns.
Afterwards we will have a holiday dinner at Noi's Thai Kitchen at 535 Merrimon Ave #C.
All OLLI members are welcome at our meditation programs. The dinner is open to the general public.
Kindly email Sally Ekaireb at email@example.com if you plan to attend the dinner.
Living Stone Construction for their generous support! Phone 828.669.4343 firstname.lastname@example.org
CREW helps those considering relocation in retirement examine all their options carefully and make an informed decision about this major life transition.
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
Call for details the Senior Opportunity Center, 828.350.2062
Asheville Parks and Recreation,36 Grove Street, Asheville, NC
Dear OLLI Members,
We will be sending out schedules for Winter 2017 College for Seniors courses on Tuesday, December 6, sometime before 5 p.m. We will send a complete email on Tuesday with information about Add/Drop that begins Wednesday, December 7, 10 a.m. This phase of registration is first-come, first-served, and we will have helpers at the Reuter Center beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday to help anyone who needs it. You can help us by making sure that you know your username and password!
We invite you to kick off the holiday season by coming to hear the Reuter Center Singers, Monday, December 5, 7 p.m. in the Manheimer Room. Blue Ridge Orchestra will be performing next weekend at Lipinsky Auditorium and The Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Please take advantage of these opportunities to enjoy great performances.
There is still time to sign up for Tech Talks and The Forum for Better Home Design. You may enjoy a World Affairs Council lecture on Tuesday, and on Friday, Asheville Lyric Opera is offering a preview of its 2017 season. You may also hear from the next generation at the Fall 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Even though College for Seniors is not in session right now, you can still enjoy opportunities to learn and enjoy community right at the Reuter Center and across the UNC Asheville campus.
With respect for all that you do to model creative retirement,
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. 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.
UNC Asheville Athletic Events
Reuter Center Singers Concerts
The Reuter Center Singers will present two holiday concerts in December, including a free performance at
Monday, December 5, 7 p.m. at the choir's home base, UNC Asheville's Reuter Center
The Reuter Center Singers, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's community chorus directed by Chuck Taft with accompanist Nora Vetro, will present contemporary holiday songs, traditional choral music and classic carols. The public also is invited to a free reception which will follow the Reuter Center performance. For more information call 828.251.6140.
Tuesday, December 13,
the Reuter Center Singers will bring holiday music and cheer to the Biltmore House as part of Biltmore's Candlelight Christmas Evenings series. This is a ticketed event requiring paid admission to the Biltmore Estate and a separate reservation.
Click here for information and tickets
World Affairs Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Reuter Center's Manheimer Room
"International Human Rights: At What Cost to the Rest of International Law?"
A lecture by Ingrid Wuerth
Ingrid Wuerth, the Helen Strong Curry Chair in International Law, and Director of the International Legal Studies Program at Vanderbilt Law School will discuss the impact of the "responsibility to protect" - the global political commitment endorsed by all U.N. member states.
Come to the Reuter Center for this fascinating lecture and discussion that aims to advance international awareness and foster Western North Carolina's global ties.
All lectures are scheduled in the Reuter Center's Manheimer Room, free to WAC members and students, all others $10 at the door. For more details about programs, consult the WAC website.
Thanks to OLLI Fall 2016 Class Reps
Class Reps help newer OLLI members become acclimated, assist instructors during classes and ensure that classes operate smoothly. We inadvertently left off the names of some of the volunteers who worked as Class Reps to make this fall term a success.This is the complete list.Thanks to everyone! Be sure to check the box during online registration to become a Class Rep.
Barbara Binder Karen Paddock
Stephen Brown David Parish
Linda Bushar Laura Patlove
Nancy Butler Evelyn Peters
Diane Cassel Terry Peters
Mary Chakales Susan Poole
Kitty Curran Elizabeth Pou
Elizabeth Davey Roberta Powers
Lynne Doebber Pamela Prosser
Don Galloway Erica Rand
David Garver Randy Robbins
Nancy Gordon Bobbie Rockwell
Barbara Griswold Katherine Rouse
Judy LaMée Dorothy Sagel
David Langdon Ronald Schon
Sarah Larson Donna Schramek
Jack Leppert Ilona Sena
Sherry Lubic Mark Speer
Phyllis Mandler Sandra Taylor
Martha Marshall Luis Uranga
Deborah McDowell Rita VanNuys
Margarita McGuire Barbara Wallk
Elizabeth Meyer James West
Ellen Miller Bonnie Wheeler
David Nelson Jacqueline Wollins
Patti Oppenheim Jane Yokoyama
UNC Asheville's Fall 2016 Symposium on Undergraduate Research
and Community Engagement
Tuesday, December 6, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Venues Across the UNC Asheville Campus
Undergraduate Research (UR) is self-directed or -designed academic work by an individual student or team of students that addresses a research question with the expectation of a scholarly or creative product intended for publication or presentation on or off campus. Students undertake this work with a faculty mentor for at least one academic term or intensive summer, through which students learn and assume their roles as researchers and creators.OLLI members are encouraged to attend symposium events this year.
Click here to visit the university's undergraduate research website for a schedule of presentations.
UNC Asheville Social
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.
Blue Ridge Orchestra (BRO) Concerts
The Blue Ridge Orchestra presents "BRO Revels!", a winter holiday-themed concert featuring internationally renowned violinist/fiddler Jamie Laval. This unique program will include traditional & Celtic carols, Vivaldi's
, plus pops favorites.
Saturday, December 10, 3 p.m.
Lipinsky Auditorium on the UNC Asheville campus
Sunday, December 11, 3 p.m.
The Folk Art Center (Blue Ridge Parkway MP382)
Tickets $15 General Admission, $10 Friend, $5 Student.
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