Sunday, February 5
, 4 p.m.
"All Kinds of Beautiful"
An intimate concert of music for guitar, voice, flute, and bassoon in a cozy North Asheville bungalow
Rachel Hansbury, mezzo-soprano * Andy Jurik, guitar * Kate Steinbeck, flute * Rosalind Buda, bassoon
Music from Latin America, jazz standards re-imagined, French tunes and more
Advance ticket purchase only. $25. Sorry, no student discount for this performance. Limited seating - only 30 tickets will be sold.
Click here to buy tickets.
Lori Postal, College for Seniors instructor for health care classes and hiking; a Paths facilitator and on the Nominations Committee.
"I love volunteering at OLLI because everyone works enthusiastically as a team. The environment is always supportive and respectful, and individual talents are recognized."
Click here to visit the OLLI Volunteering webpage and learn about volunteering opportunities
Special Interest Group: The Forum
Friday, February 10, 1 p.m.
Reuter Center, Room 205
"The Media as the Opposition - What's the Status of the Fourth Estate?"
The Forum offers a free-flowing dialogue designed to enrich and expand participants' thinking on topics ranging from changing demographics of retirees to nuclear disarmament.
Name Our Newsletter!
Ready, set, GO! Tomorrow the email contest opens for a new name for the OLLI newsletter that our members get electronically on Sundays. Your suggested name should be short (one or two words) and creative. The winning entry will get $115 in credit vouchers to use for College For Seniors courses.
Submit your creative name to
or on a piece of paper in the box on the welcome table in the upper lobby at the Reuter Center. Contest deadline is Saturday February 18th, and the winner should be announced during the Town Hall in March.
Symphony Talk with Daniel Meyer
Friday, February 10, 3 p.m.
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.
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.
The February 11 Masterworks Concert will feature Music From Fantasia, including
Night on Bald Mountain,"
Piano Concerto No. 2,
Dance of the Hours" from La Gioconda
and Stravinsky's Suite from
The Firebird. Inon Barnatan, piano, will be the featured performer.
For more information about the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, or to find out how to purchase tickets for performances at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, visit ashevillesymphony.org
The Workshop Committee at OLLI is seeking new members to host and market workshops scheduled through the Fall of 2017 and find unique ways to serve as we develop new ways of working together.
"The mission of the OLLI Workshop Committee is to serve as a gateway to OLLI for a diverse cross-section of people by facilitating short-term, hands-on, unique and intensive learning experiences that appeal to members of the center and the greater community."
If you wish to learn more Laurel Jernigan (staff liaison) and Ian Rudick, (committee co-chair) would love to meet with you!
OLLI would like to thank
Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend
tour leaders and organizers for their many contributions to the program:
Suzanne Wright Smith
CREW helps those considering relocation in retirement examine all their options carefully and make an informed decision about this major life transition.
Dear OLLI Members,
This week we have many opportunities to learn outside the CFS curriculum. Please remember that if you have friends you would like to introduce to the OLLI community, many of these events are free and open to the public and a great way for people to learn more about the Reuter Center and the many intellectually curious people in our community. Just this week you can attend a World Affairs Council lecture (there is a fee for this lecture), attend a lecture in the OLLI STEM series about climate change, attend an Advance Care Planning Workshop, learn about edible landscapes in our Fab Friday talk or learn about the Asheville Symphony's upcoming performance of music from Walt Disney's
Please take a moment to look at the many volunteer opportunities both within OLLI and in the larger community. We are very proud of the many ways that OLLI members give their time and talent to make a difference.
This week we have a link to a "sneak peek" at our upcoming Spring 2017 curriculum if you are already looking ahead. We also have a peek at our spring Workshops, which include a number of opportunities to try out traditional and contemporary crafts with some master craftspeople, including the launch of our Appalachian Traditional Crafts workshops with a broom making workshop with Marlow Gates of Friendswood Brooms.
Finally, we hope that you will take some time this Friday, February 10, 1:30 p.m. to join other OLLI members on the staircase at the Reuter Center to film a greeting that we will send to the Osher Institutes National Conference.
With respect for all that you do to model creative retirement,
Greetings from OLLI at UNC Asheville We would like to film a group of our OLLI members waving hello on Friday, February 10, 1:30 p.m.
OLLI at UNC As
heville is creating a video greeting to be included in a screening of video greetings from OLLIs across the country at the upcoming national OLLI conference.
It won't take long - - join the group on the staircase and bring a smile!
UNC Asheville Athletic Events
Women's Tennis vs. Davidson, Sunday, February 5, 2 p.m.,
Asheville Racquet Club Downtown
Women's Basketball vs. Presbyterian, Tuesday, February 7, 7p.m, .Kimmel Arena
Men's Basketball vs. Winthrop, Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m.,
Men's Tennis vs. Tennessee Tech University, Friday, February 10, 1 p.m., Asheville Racquet Club Downtown
World Affairs Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.
Reuter Center's Manheimer Room
"Latin America's Political Pendulum."
by Maria Moren
Mars Hill University Professor of French &
Native of Venezuela
The World Affairs Council meetings offer a lively line up of topics and compelling presenters.
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
Wednesday, February 8, 4:30 p.m.
Reuter Center's Manheimer Room
"Climate Resilience in Asheville, NC:
Moving from 'Did You Know?'
to 'What Can We Do About It?'"
James Fox, NEMAC
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 participants to exciting areas to explore.
The lectures are all scheduled in the Reuter Center, 4:30-6 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Habitat for Humanity has a ReStore project for OLLI volunteers
Advance Care Planning Workshop
Thursday, February 9, 4:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
The workshop will feature a panel whose members are experienced in addressing end-of-life issues. Discussion will include communicating your 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"
Fab Friday Lunch and Learn Lecture
Friday, February 10, 11:30 a.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
Ditch Your Lawn and Dine on Your Yard.
by Sheila Dunn
Imagine a lush, fascinating ecosystem, overflowing with fruits, nuts and perennial veggies. Rather than listening to lawnmowers, meander through curvy paths, pausing to admire birds and butterflies and snacking on the bounty - in your own yard! From blueberry hedges to kiwi vine covered decks, to herbs growing between the cracks of stepping stones, learn about the easiest and tastiest varieties of edible ground covers, shrubs, trees and vines. We'll also showcase some choice edibles for shady areas, including mushrooms. Extensive handouts will be provided, so you can sit back and inspire your creativity while enjoying a colorful and informative show. Inspired by the "eat local" movement, Sheila Dunn has spent 20 years landscaping her rocky, steep Weaverville yard with edibles. Her gardens have been featured in several regional magazines, as well as the Wall Street Journal. Entertaining and irreverent, she's passionate about taking the Eat Local movement to the next step, yet understands that not all of us want rows of tomatoes in our front yards.
Free and open to the public.
College for Seniors Offers
Three Instructor Support Events
The College for Seniors Committee presents an array of instructional opportunities between the Winter and Spring CFS terms. Instructors or prospective instructors may choose to attend one, two or all three.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to enhance your current skills or learn a new one!
Creating Simple Power Point Presentations
for your CFS Course
Accelerated "Speak Out, Speak Up" for CFS instructors
Skill Talks - A day of workshops and networking for prospective, new and experienced instructors
Click Here for more workshop details and registration information.
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
History Book Lovers
Friday, February 17, 3 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 120
The book for the February meeting will be
Longitude by Dava Sobel. Our discussion will be led by Larry Bruce.
This book is, for us, a very short one.....but it is long in astounding information and in suspense.
History Book Lovers meet the third Friday of each month, 3 p.m. at the Reuter Center, to discuss history and explore new books together. For more information contact Jane White,
WASA: Wellness Activities
for Successful Aging
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
March 28 - April 27th, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center
Spots are filling fast! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact
Dr. Kathie Garbe at (828) 251-6514 or
or Stacie Smith, Student Director at