September 25, 2016
September 29, 2016
September 29, 2016
Blue Ridge Orchestra Performances
Homage to Haydn
Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 3 p.m.
This concert is offered in memory of John E. Moore, OLLI member and teacher, and former President of the Blue Ridge Orchestra.
The Blue Ridge Orchestra presents "Homage to Haydn," a musical tribute to Joseph Haydn, the father of the symphony. Featuring the Allegro movement from Haydn's
Sinfonia Concertante, Brahms's
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and Mendelssohn's
Tickets $15 General Admission, $10 Friend, $5 Student.
Sierra Club Meeting
Wednesday, October 5, 7 p.m.
Congregation of Asheville,
1 Edwin Pl, Asheville
(Charlotte St and Edwin Place)
"Environmental Legislative Update:
The Good, the Bad,
Cassie Gavin, lobbyist for the NC chapter of Sierra Club will offer updates on issues including coal ash, water quality, clean energy, recycling and more from the 2016 NC legislative session. She will also explore what we can expect in 2017.
Special Interest Group Meeting:
Friday, October 7, 1 p.m.
Topic: "The Future of Work in America"
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Interest Group:
Financial Strategies in Retirement
Friday, October 7, 2 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 207
"Portfolio Discipline in a Volatile Market."
Guest speaker and back by popular demand: Skip Helms of Helms Wealth Management, LLC. Mr. Helms is a frequent guest of our SIG and a 30-year financial service veteran with an occasionally irreverent view of Wall Street. This will be primarily a question and answer session, so come prepared to share your questions and concerns on topics of interest.
The meeting is open to all OLLI members. More info, Kate Beatty, 828-231-7710 or
Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association (CNPA)
Sunday, October 9,
The CNPA-Asheville Region's goal is to develop a group that will more fully experience the beauty of Western North Carolina through photography. Activities in the Asheville Region include monthly meetings, photo outings, seminars, workshops, exhibits, photo contests, and image critiques.
The monthly meetings are held at the Reuter Center on the second Sunday of each month-5:30 pm meet & greet, meeting begins at 6 pm. Meetings are scheduled for the second Sunday of the month. For more information please go to:
Tour of Tuscany
Monday October 10,
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Join OLLI Instructor Mark Gordon Smith in a presentation to announce his 2017 Art Tour of Tuscany. The ten day tour is based in Florence and offers daily guided tours with lots of open time to explore and shop in the city. Information about the itinerary, guides and hotel will be presented.
Coffee and other light refreshments will be available.
"Forget Me Not" Series
Friday, October 14,
Reuter Center Room 206
Effective Communication Strategies
Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and respond in ways that are helpful and reduce stress for everyone.
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of WNC, this series of lectures will offer insight into this illness. Denise Young, regional manager of the Alzheimer's Association of Western Carolina chapter will present along with area experts.
This series is free
and open to the public.
Advance Care Planning Workshop
Thursday, October 13,
Reuter Center's Manheimer Room
Scheduled in the Manheimer Room, this advance care planning (ACP) workshop will feature a panel whose members are experienced in addressing end-of-life issues. Discussion will include communicating treatment wishes to loved ones and to medical personnel, ethical and legal issues and the uses of advance directives. Ample time will be reserved for questions. Assistance will be provided for anyone wishing to complete a legally valid advance directive, including the notarization required in North Carolina, using the NC ACP Short Form.
Click here for a copy of the North Carolina ACP Short Form.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Help our local Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) chapter by becoming a
sponsor. HLAA is an advocacy organization for all people with hearing loss. If our local HLAA chapter is to continue to function, to advocate and to present beneficial monthly programs, then we urgently need your sponsorship.
Click here to view an event flier.
We encourage you to participate: go online and donate and/or seek donations from your circle of friends, neighbors, family, businesses and business contemporaries. It truly is vital to our chapter that we receive the community's support in this fundraising effort.
Wednesday, October 19, 8:30am-noon
Days of Impact
Join your fellow OLLI members for a rewarding volunteer opportunity and help support a college and career-readiness program at Buncombe Country Early College. Volunteer participants will be encouraged to speak with students about the path that they took to get to where they are today, both personally and professionally, answering questions and describing "A day in the life of _____". Because BCEC serves a very diverse population, we are looking for a diverse group of volunteers. No previous training or experience is necessary.
This is a great way to engage with your fellow OLLI members and help make a difference in our community! To sign up, please contact Caitlin Han,
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The Reuter Center has been buzzing with activity since College for Seniors courses began on September 19. In addition to our College for Seniors programs we have had a rich series of programs that continues this week. We will host lectures from the World Affairs Council, the Astronomy Club of Asheville, AARP Driver Safety program, and The Montford Park Players. Many thanks to all of our community partners for increasing our capacity to provide stimulating programming for our members!
Many thanks to everyone who works on our Fab Friday committee for a great series of lectures that continues this week with a talk that tells us how Asheville earned the title "Beer City USA."
We also want you to know that we now have assistive listening devices available for every room in the Reuter Center. If you have a t-coil in your hearing aid you may gain access to the hearing loop in 102 and 206. If you do not have a t-coil or if you would like to hear more clearly in Rooms 205, 207 or 230, you may check out personal listening devices from the OLLI office. Many thanks to OLLI facilities and communications manager Leanna Preston and the members of the Facilities Committee for finding solutions to make OLLI lectures and meetings more accessible.
Thank you for all that you do to model creative retirement,
Events at UNC-Asheville
October 17: "
Archaeology: What Is It and How Is It Done?" presented by independent archaeologist supervising work at an ancient Greco-Roman city in Egypt. Free, at 7 p.m. in Owen Hall, room 237.
Asheville Printmakers Exhibition of work by local artists using techniques ranging from relief printing such as woodblock, linocut, and wood engraving. Gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery.
UNC Asheville Family Business Forum: "Bridging the Personality Gap" Participants will identify strengths, stresses, satisfaction, motivations, energy and decision-making style. Free to Forum members; $49 for non-members. RSVP: fbf.unca.edu/register
October 7: "
Women and Equality" by Lyndi Hewitt, UNC Asheville assistant professor of sociology. Free, at 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall.
October 21 "
Race and Poverty" Dwight Mullen, UNC Asheville professor of political science. Free, at 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall.
ENVIRONMENT / OUTDOORS / NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL
October 20: "
History, the National Parks and Western North Carolina" Historians discuss roots of national parks in this region, their impact on the region's economy and social life and implications for its future. Free, at 7 p.m. in Humanities Lecture Hall.
LECTURES / PANELS
October 14: "
Islam and the Modern World: From the Ottoman Empire to the Rise of the Republic of Turkey" by Rodger Payne, UNC Asheville associate professor and chair of religious studies. Free, at 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.
October 21: "
Modernity and Instability in 19th Century China" by Grant Hardy, UNC Asheville professor of history, and "Indian Feminists and Modernity," Keya Maitra, UNC Asheville associate professor and chair of philosophy. Free, at 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.
"Faith in Literature: A Festival of Contemporary Writers of the Spirit" a gathering of writers whose work deeply engages faith, tradition or spiritual practice. Free. For schedule and UNC Asheville locations, visit English.unca.edu.
UNC Asheville Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensembles and University Singers in Concert - UNC Asheville's students and faculty in performance. Free, at 7 p.m. in Lipinsky Hall. Info: music.unca.edu.
October 7: "
Music in the Modern World" by Mike Ruiz, pianist and UNC Asheville professor of physics. Free, at 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.
TheatreUNCA Presents Marat/Sade, a musical set in the French Revolution and its aftermath. Performances in Belk Theatre at 7:30 p.m. October 20-22 and at 2 p.m. on October 23. Info & tickets: drama.unca.edu.
Assistive Listening Devices Available
OLLI has added a limited number of assistive listeni
ng devices for member sto use during class or meetings in Rooms 207, 205, and 230. Come to the OLLI office and check out an assistive
listening device for your next class. Hear with perfect clarity....you won't miss a word!
Laurel Jernigan Quoted in "Time"
Thanks to the OLLI members who brought the "Time" magazine article to our attention that quoted Laurel Jernigan, OLLI's program manager for life transitions programs, and showed the benefits of our
Paths to Creative Retirement and
Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend programs.
World Affairs Council Lecture
Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center's Manheimer Room
"International Finance Today"
by Donald Mayer
Donald Mayer, Professor of Business Ethics at University of Denver's Daniels College of Business and, last year, a visiting scholar at St. Mary's College in California, reviews the current state of "International Finance Today," addressing its problems and promises.
Lectures are free to WAC members and $10 for general admission. OLLI members receive a discount on annual WAC membership.
Astronomy Club of Asheville
Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m.
Reuter Center's Manheimer Room
"Detecting Gravitational Waves:
The Sounds of Warped Space"
Tom Carruthers, University of Maryland-Baltimore,
Senior Member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
The discovery of gravitational waves due to the collision
of massive black holes in the distant universe was announced early this year by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). These waves are distortions in the fabric of space and time itself and have nothing to do with light or any other type of electromagnetic radiation. The discovery is transformational: it has validated Einstein's theory in the extremely strong-field régime. It gives us new eyes on the universe that are not impeded by intervening matter, allowing us to peer into the hearts of galaxies and even into the center of supernovae. We expect to see phenomena we do not even now know to predict!
LIGO's discovery of these incredibly weak signals was a major scientific coup. In this talk, Dr. Carruthers will explore the origins of gravitational waves, the means of their detection, and the implications of their discovery for astronomy and astrophysics.
Fab Friday Lunch & Learn Lecture
Friday, October 7, 11:30 a.m.,
Reuter Center's Manheimer Room
Beer City USA
Who knew that a Jamaican-born retired engineer
would land in Asheville in 1994 and give birth to Beer City, USA? Highland Brewing founder Oscar Wong and his daughter Leah, now president of the company, will join Tim Schaller, owner of The Wedge Brewing Company, and Alex Dwoinen, brewing manager of New Belgium Brewery, to bring answers to everything we wanted to know about beer in Asheville, but didn't know who to ask! And while we won't be able to enjoy any of their tasty brews, we will leave knowing a lot more about the history and sociology of beer drinking and what makes Asheville microbrew beer, and not so microbrew, so special.
Fab Fridays are free and open to the public.
Driver Safety Program
Friday, October 7 & 21, noon-4 p.m., Reuter Center
OLLI, in partnership with AARP, will offer a Driver Safety refresher course designed to help mature drivers remain safely on
today's faster highways with a myriad of challenges The four-hour AARP Driver Safety course teaches valuable defensive driving techniques, highlights
hazards particular to seniors and provides a refresher about the rules of the road and tips for avoiding crashes.The course is offered as a
nationwide effort to keep drivers behind the wheel safely.
The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register for either session, contact instructor Celeste Selwyn, 828-708-7404 or email email@example.com
Montford Park Players
Is Shakespeare Relevant?
riday, October 7, 2 p.m.
Reuter Center's Manheimer Room
The Montford Park Players (MPP) will present a lecture on the modern relevance of William Shakespeare's works and the continued influence they have on our lives. The lecture will include a performances from MPP's upcoming production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. MPP has been entertaining Asheville audiences with free "Shakespeare in the Park" performances for forty-two years.
UNC Asheville Athletics
"Champions in Athletics, Leaders in Life"
Date Sport Location Time
Below listed are UNC Asheville Athletic events scheduled for September 25 to October 1, 2016. Check here every week for a list of exciting games! Go Bulldogs!
10/5/16 Men's Soccer Greenwood Soccer Field 7:00 p.m.
10/8/16 Swimming Justice Center Pool 11:00 a.m.
10/8/16 Volleyball Justice Center 4:00 p.m.
Live Long, Live Healthy:
Melatonin to Endorphins Workshop
October 8, 2016
$5 payable to the instructor
You've heard of melatonin, endorphins, adrenalin, testosterone, etc. But what, precisely, are they and how do they affect your health, your emotions, even your behavior and longevity? This workshop will reveal the hidden world of hormones, neuropeptides and neurotransmitters. We will cover the latest research, with entertaining slides and inform you on 12 simple ways you can affect hormone levels, improve your health and increase your longevity.
Alicia Swaringen (
) has helped hundreds of people, since 1995, tune into their bodies to create phenomenal health. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Oregon and North Carolina, has certificates in Jin Shin Acupressure and process-oriented psychology, and teaches and writes about Bodywisdom Therapy. She founded this approach to well-being after discovering the importance of how mental and emotional patterns affect one's physical health. www.bodywisdomtherapy.net
Monday, October 10, 5 p.m.,
Reuter Center's Manheimer Room
Mathematics of Spirography by David Bates
The STEM series of lectures is an interdisciplinary program that covers a wide range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Each lecture provides the lecturer with the opportunity to share his/her work, present new ideas for feedback, learn new ideas that participants can use, and introduce students to exciting areas to explore. The lectures are free and open to the public.
Meditation Special Interest Group
Monday, October 10, 5 p.m.
Off site at Skinny Beats, 4 Eagle Street, Asheville
On Monday, October 10th, from 5 - 6 p.m. Billy Zanski will be offering OLLI members a sound meditation at Skinny Beats, 4 Eagle Street, Asheville. Note that this will be an "off site" Meditation SIG event, and people should arrive early as the entry door will close at 5 p.m.
Billy Zanski, an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher, healer and musician has dedicated his life to sharing the joy and passion for journey through sound. Billy has owned and operated Skinny Beats in downtown Asheville since 2004. Sound healing and taking percussion into the realm of healing has become the cornerstone of his shop. Spending extensive time in West Africa, Brazil and Chile, Billy has developed a fusion of rhythm and deep frequencies, which he has been facilitating for the past ten years. One of Billy's main gifts is to allow space for others to connect and feel the peace and presence of sound and music. Crystal bowls, gongs, didgeridoo, kora (west african harp) and many forms of percussion, comprise some of Billy's main instrumentation.
More information, contact Sally Ekaireb, HC, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Special Interest Group History Lovers
Friday, October 21, 3 p.m.
History 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 fellow members around our favorite subject - history!
Upcoming sessions will focus on:
- October 21: The Island at the Center of the World by Robert Shorto
- November 18: A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman
- December 16: My Homeland by Ari Shabit
"Behind the Scenes of an Audition"
Friday, October 28, 3 p.m.
Reuter Center's Manheimer Room
This talk will offer an exclusive glimpse into the opera industry. We are offering an opportunity for every member of the community to come see what the life of a singer entails. Four singers will audition in front of a live audience and will be given immediate feedback by our Asheville Lyric Opera's (ALO) artistic director, David Craig Starkey. This process is usually reserved for professional staff only, but ALO is sharing the process of bringing classical arts to Asheville with the public! No admission, we simply ask you bring a friend and extend the experience to someone new to ALO.
Free and open to the public.
Friday, October 28, 5 p.m.
Reuter Center Atrium
"Death Café" is an engaging gathering, a storytelling experience and a conversation about a subject that too often alienates members of 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. By holding these conversations we hope to build a culture of dying wisely.
Join us at our next Death Cafe
facilitated by Thirdmessenger's Karen Sanders, Greg Lathrop and Sa'id Osio.