December 4, 2016
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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. Animal Haven 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
 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.

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 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

Sponsored by AARP
The RL Mace Universal Design Institute
OLLI at UNC Asheville  
The next Death Cafe will meet on Friday, January 20, 2017, 5-6:30 p.m., at the Reuter Center, lower level Atrium NOT on December 7 - date incorrectly listed in Winter catalog.
Click here to visit Asheville's Death Cafe Facebook page.
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting:  The Forum
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: 
Eugene Jaroslaw, 828.255.9925, ejwestwood@gmail.com 
Opera Talk  
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 beriake@yahoo.com if you plan to attend the dinner.
Special Thanks 
  Major Sponsor,

Living Stone Construction for their generous support! Phone 828.669.4343  information@livingstoneconstruction.com

  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  be provided. 

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, 
Catherine Frank
Executive Director

December 2016 
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. 
UNCA Bulldog

UNC Asheville Athletic Events

December 2016

December 10, 2-4 p.m. Women's Basketball, Kimmel Arena
December 10, 7-9 p.m., Men's Basketball, Kimmel Arena

Click here to visit the UNC Asheville Athletics

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 
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
                                                                        Judith Young
                                                                        Edward Zaidberg
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 
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. 
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 Winter, 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. 
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