November 27, 2016
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Planning on teaching a course 
at College for Seniors in 2017?
Get your technology savvy HERE!

TechTalks will be held on
Meditation Special Interest Group Meeting
Monday, November 28, 4:15 p.m. 
Reuter Center Room 120 

Sally Ekaireb, healer, spiritual counselor, and instructor at College for Seniors, will be leading a meditation for peace.  All members of the OLLI community are welcome.
UNC Asheville's HAPI Lab
Intergenerational Experiences
UNC Asheville's
Student Recreation Center, Room 213A
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:  The Forum
Friday, December 2, 1 p.m.

  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 
 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 R.L. 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  
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting:
Financial Strategies in Retirement
Friday, December 2, 1:30 p.m. 
Reuter Center Manheimer Room 
"The Uncertain Economic and Social World: Trump, the Republican Congress and the Future"
by Dr. Shirley Browning
Dr. Browning, a native of Kentucky,
taught economics and a wide range of courses at UNC Asheville for 42 years. He has also taught many popular economics classes at OLLI and been a featured speaker in many other venues, including the Financial SIG.

Join us for a stimulating discussion. The meeting is open to all OLLI members.
Email/call Kate Beatty for further information at kkbmom@yahoo.com or 828-231- 7710.
Special Thanks 
 tour leaders and organizers for their many contributions to the program:

Sandra Brooks
Specializing in sustainable homes and intentional communities within the City of Asheville"""

CREW helps those considering relocation in retirement examine all their options carefully and make an informed decision about this major life transition.
Blue Ridge Orchestra (BRO) Concerts  
 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.
Lipinsky Auditorium on the 
UNC Asheville campus
Sunday, December 11, 3 p.m. 
Folk Art Center (Blue Ridge Parkway MP382)

Tickets $15 General Admission, $10 Friend, $5 Student.
Dear OLLI Members,
We keep trying to provide a full list of the wonderful people who acted as Class Reps in our Fall 2016 term.  We left off Bobbie Rockwell and Donna Schramek but do not want to leave off our thanks to them and all of the fine people who work to make a more welcoming environment for our College for Seniors instructors and participants.

If you or someone you know is interested in teaching at College for Seniors and would like to brush up your skills using technology in the classroom, please sign up for Tech Talks at the link provided in this newsletter. 

We hope you had a restful and festive Thanksgiving holiday.  We now turn our thoughts to the winter holidays. We hope that you will mark your calendars to attend the performances of the Reuter Center Singers and of the Blue Ridge Orchestra, festive ways to celebrate the joys of the season. Remember that there are still events to enjoy on the UNC Asheville campus and right here at the Reuter Center.

And if you are still in a mood of gratitude, you may be looking for the opportunities to "give back" provided by OLLI's own Civic Engagement Committee and other groups listed in the newsletter.

With respect for all that you do to model creative retirement, 
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

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

OLLI volunteers pitch in to address area homelessness
Civic Engagement committee members
by David Langdon

OLLI's Civic Engagement team has done it again! This group actively pairs our members with local nonprofits as volunteers in areas of particular interest. They've recently launched a new initiative to help address the issue of housing and homelessness in our area. More help is always welcome; you are encouraged to investigate any of these opportunities to determine whether one might be a fit for you.

One of the great joys of retirement is having time to develop meaningful connections and relationships within the community. Many OLLI members find fulfillment through volunteering, helping improve the quality of life for others.

Click here to read more. 

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
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 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.
Reuter Center Singers Concert
Monday, December 5, 7:30 p.m. 
Reuter Center's 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 are welcome.

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. 
World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina
"International Human Rights:
At What Cost to the Rest of International Law?"
Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.   
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

Ingrid Weurth will detail the impact of Responsibility to Protect, the global political commitment endorsed by all United Nations member states.  She is the Helen Strong Curry Chair in International Law and Director, International Legal Studies Program  at Vanderbilt Law School.

The World Affairs Council (WAC) offers fascinating lectures and discussions that aim to advance international awareness and foster Western North Carolina's global ties. OLLI members receive a discount on WAC annual membership fee.  WAC members attend lectures at no cost.  All others attend at a cost of $10.
Community Volunteer Opportunities
at Emma Elementary School

Congregations 4 Children, an initiative of the NC Conference United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to work as reading buddies with children K-3 at Emma Elementary School.  This commitment would be 30-45 minutes one day a week for the school year.  
If interested contact Maggie Charlton 828-505-2230 or
Children First/ Communities In School is in need of volunteers at Emma Elementary for the Lunch Buddy Program. Volunteers will serve as tutor/mentors for students in need of a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult and academic assistance.  This is a yearlong commitment of 45 minutes per week. Please contact Amanda Fox at 828.620.8648 or amandaf@childrenfirstbc.org.
 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