October 30, 2016
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The Autumn Players Readers Theatre
Sunday, October 30, 
2:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Rm

The Young Man From Atlanta
By Horton Foote
Directed by Jim Reid
Jim Reid
The haunting secrets of a Texas family come to light after 64-year-old Will Kidder gets fired from a company where he's worked for many years. Badly in need of money, he discovers that his wife, Lily Dale, has been sending money to the close friend of their son, Bill, recently dead from an apparent suicide. Issues in their son's past and the nature of his relationship with his friend are never once mentioned, but permeate the mood and atmosphere throughout the play.
Tickets are $6 at the door
Sierra Club
Wednesday, November 2, 
7 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1 Edwin Place

 Water Quality in WNC
Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson
Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson will demonstrate a phone application which will allow citizens to report clean water violations. He will also talk about water quality in WNC, fish habitat, sedimentation, the French Broad paddling trail and the riverkeeper networks.

For more information, contact 
Judy Mattox, 828.683.2176, judymattox@sbcglobal.net
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting:   The Forum
Friday, November 4, 1 p.m.
Topic: "Election Issues-Last Chance!"
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

Special Program: Financial Strategies In Retirement
Friday, November 4, 2 p.m.
Reuter Center, Room 207
Investment Round Table: 
What Companies Will Succeed In This Low Growth Economy? 

Please come prepared with some answers to this question and/or suggestions for other types of investments that you believe will succeed in a low growth environment. We will also have an open question/answer time towards the end of our session.

The meeting is open to all OLLI members. More info, contact Kate Beatty 828.231.7710 kateland8@yahoo.com

"Pitch Perfect:
The Art of the Business of Writing"
with Wiley Cash
A Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop
Saturday, November 5,
2-4 p.m.
Wiley Cash, the New York Times bestselling author and writer-in-residence at UNC Asheville will present techniques of pitching books to agents and editors using strong book summaries and query letters, and will discuss the process of submitting work to magazines and journals. 
The cost for the workshop is $35 and advance registration is required. 
For more information contact Nancy Williams, nwilliam@unca.edu or
The Reuter Center Singers  in Concert
"Our America: 
For You and Me"
Sunday, November 13, 4 p.m.
Biltmore United Methodist Church
376 Hendersonville Road,
Asheville, NC

The Reuter Center Singers will perform musical selections including  God Bless America We Shall Overcome American Rhapsody You've Got a Friend I Dream a World Shed a Little Light I Believe , and more.
Chuck Taft, Director
Nora Vetro, Accompanist
Free and open to the public

Donations happily accepted.
And don't forget to mark your calendars for the Reuter Center Singers Holiday Concert, Monday, December 5, p.m.
in the 
Reuter Center 
Manheimer Room 
New Special Interest Group (SIG)
History Book Lovers 
Friday, November 18, 3 p.m.
Hi story book lovers meet on the third Friday of each  month at 3 p.m. Join the fun to share beloved books, engage in discussion and connect with engaged members around our favorite subject - history! 

Upcoming sessions will focus on:
  • November 18: A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman
  • December 16:  My Homeland by Ari Shabit
  SIG contact: Jane White, 828.274.9354,  jwcantare1@charter.net   
Campus Crime
The UNCA University Police Department is investigating three car break-ins that occurred on campus recently in the evening in the Zageir Parking Deck and the Visitor Parking Lot at the Sherrill Center. 

University Police recommend locking your vehicles at all times.  You should not leave valuables stored in plain view in your vehicle.  It is  recommended you store your valuables in the trunk of your vehicle or take them with you when you park the vehicle.

The University Police Department recommends calling 828.251.6710 if you observe suspicious activity around vehicles. Officers are regularly patrolling lots and roads day and night but ask for the campus community's assistance if suspicious behavior is seen in such areas.

Poinsettia Sales to Benefit Scholarships for 
UNC Asheville Students
Order by November 25

 Members of the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club would like to let you know that they are raising money for UNC Asheville student scholarships through the sale of  poinsettias.  Plants come in a variety of colors, sizes and prices.
The order deadline is Friday, November 25, and plants will be available for pick up Wednesday, November 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Reuter Center. Members of the club can deliver larger orders within Asheville. 
Thanks for helping the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club help students.
Questions, contact Jeffrey Owen, 828.254.8800 or Traci Smithwick, 828.210.1976 
Special Thanks
OLLI would like to thank its Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend (CREW) tour leaders and organizers for their many contributions to the program:

Doug Sherry, 828.713.3719
"Having lived in Asheville since 1987 I have a very good grasp of the neighborhoods and various housing options available here and enjoy working with my clients to find the 'right' house for them."
What Everyone with Hearing Loss Should Know About Hearing Aids and Hearing Loops 
Saturday, November 12, 
1 p.m. 
Transylvania County Library, 
212 S. Gaston Street, 
Brevard, NC
   Juliette Sterkens is an audiologist and Hearing Loss Association of America's (HLAA) national advocate for looping to provide those with hearing loss with access in amplified venues. She's an excellent speaker, and she will have information on many aspects of managing hearing loss. 
Don't miss her! 
Brevard is only 30 miles away.
 If transport is a problem, contact Ann Karson 828.665.8699; akarson57@gmail.com, 
and she will try to assist.  
NC in World War I Programs

"The Great War, Asheville's Home Front During World War I, and Doing Digital History"
Saturday, Nov.12, 2 p.m.

"North Carolina, The United States, and the First World War: A Centennial Legacy"
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.
176 Riceville Road, Asheville
The Western Office of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is currently hosting an exhibition titled "North Carolina in the Great War."   Find out more about the lecture on November 12 and   the lecture on November 15, including information about how to make reservations.

Dear OLLI Members,
This is a long newsletter, so please be sure to click on the link that allows you to read the whole thing!

We want to invite you to learn from UNC Asheville students who have assembled an exhibition titled "Ravaging the Past: Radicalism, Civil Wars, and the Destruction of World Heritage in the Middle East and Beyond" that is currently on display in the lower lobby of the Reuter Center. Many thanks to Professor Eva Bares for bringing this work to OLLI.

You will be able to beautify your home for the holidays and also to support UNC Asheville student scholarships by purchasing poinsettias from Asheville's Breakfast Rotary Club. You will be able to pick up the plants right at the Reuter Center; please consider this easy and festive way to support university students.

This newsletter reminds us of the talents of our members who perform as part of The Autumn Players or the Reuter Center Singers, who publish poetry and put together the Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine and are preparing for the OLLI Art Bazaar.  We encourage you to enjoy the talents of your fellow members and also to explore and share your own talents through the many opportunities available in our community.

Finally, we want to let you know that if you want to be part of making OLLI work, we are beginning the nominations process for the OLLI Steering Council for 2017-18.  Please contact Kirk Borland at the address listed below if you are interested in learning more about leadership and committee opportunities or if you know someone who could be an effective OLLI leader. Our organization is only as strong as the talents of the people who contribute their time and talent!

With respect for all that you do to model creative retirement, 
Catherine Frank
Executive Director

Check the links here to see OLLI and UNC Asheville current events:
Events at UNC-Asheville
Through Nov. 11 - solo exhibition by Durham-based artist Erin Canady, featuring works in video and drawing. On view in Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 11.

Through Nov. 11 - Art Front, UNC Asheville's visual arts student organization, will present an exhibit of works by members in the Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. On view through Nov. 11. 

Through Nov. 11 - Purpose Bound , an exhibition of photos by David Pickett, in the Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library. On view during library hours through Nov. 11. 

Nov. 8  - Feminist/queer fiction author Lucy Corin will read from her work and answer questions. She's the author of short story collections One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses and The Entire Predicament , as well as Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls . Noon, UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. Free.

Nov. 10  - Leigh Ann Henion will read from her best-seller Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurers Guide to the Natural World and other essays. Her readings will be hosted by best-selling novelist Wiley Cash, writer-in-residence.  Noon, UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. Free.

Nov. 3  - Fall Dance Happening - studio showing of faculty and student in-progress works, mildly curated by Celia Bambara. Emphasis is on movement research and sharing in a comfortable setting. 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center, Dance Studio 351. Space is limited; please RSVP to cbambara@unca.edu. Free.
Nov. 7  - "Able-Bodied Like Me" - Matt Glowacki, former Paralympian and successful entrepreneur, will talk about breaking down barriers between the able-bodied and those with disabilities. 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Highsmith Union. Free. 

Nov. 9  - Documentary film: "Lives Worth Living," about the Disability Rights Movement, directed by Eric Neudel and produced by Alison Gilkey. 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Highsmith Union, in The Grotto. Free.

Nov. 3 - "Poster Art and the National Parks" - artist and designer Joel Anderson will talk about his interest in the poster art of the New Deal's Works Progress Administration (WPA) and his current series of national park posters that mirror the style of these classics from the 1930s. 7 p.m. in Humanities Lecture Hall. Free.

Nov. 7 - "Public Lands, Private Profit" - Climate activist and Peaceful Uprising founder Tim DeChristopher will discuss the role of public lands and national parks as battlegrounds between private profit and public good. He will be joined by singer/songwriter Bryan Cahall with songs inspired by struggles for justice. Info: sustain@unca.edu. Free.
Nov. 10 - Concert in Celebration of National Parks - The Asheville Singers and UNC Asheville New Media students offer a free concert, open to everyone, in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Info: music@unca.edu.
World Affairs Council
Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Reuter Center ,   Manheimer Room

Pirates, Anarchists, and Cowboys
by Dr. Don Pachula 

As troops move into Mosul and the international spotlight returns to the Middle East, especially focusing on the power and territory that ISIS has claimed, and now appears to be losing, nothing could be more timely than Dr. Don Pachula's presentation, "Pirates, Anarchists and Cowboys."  Pachula will discuss the growth and strength of ISIS in geopolitical, historical and transnational perspectives.

Puchala, Byrnes Emeritus Professor of International Studies at the University of South Carolina, is the author of  Theory and History in International Relations, and Fiscal Harmonization in the European Communities. He also is co-editor of Immigration into Western Societies: Problems and Policies .

Free to WAC members and students, all others $10 at the door.
OLLI members receive a discount on WAC annual membership.   
 For more details about programs, consult the WAC website. 
OLLI Needs You!

The Nominating Committee at OLLI will be meeting this month to consider candidates to serve in the following positions for 2017-18: Chair-Elect of the Executive Committee, three elected members for the nominating committee and secretary of the executive committee and the steering council.  We are also always looking for people to serve on committees and bring new ideas and insights to the work we do.

If you would like to propose someone for these positions or if you would like to find out more, please contact Kirk Borland, chair of the nominating committee, at kirk.borland@gmail.com.
Astronomy Club of Asheville
"The Day Without Yesterday: 
Cosmology and the Big Bang"
Stephen Danford, UNC Greensboro
Thursday, November 3, 7 p.m.
Reuter Center's Manheimer Room

In the 20th century astronomers discovered more about how our universe began and about the nature of time and space than in any other epoch in human history. This amazing growth in our knowledge of the overall structure of our universe is unlikely to abate in the 21st century.  We will discuss the four great discoveries of cosmology that have formed our picture of how time and space began.  How did we learn that the universe began in a Big Bang?  What are the consequences of this view of cosmology?

Astronomy Club of Asheville meetings are free and open to the public.
Fab Friday Lunch & Learn Lecture
   Friday, November 4,  11:30 a.m. 
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

The Answer World by John Boyle and Casey Blake

  Who tracks down the answers to your burning questions 
Casey Blake
about all things happening in and around Asheville?  The Answer Man and Answer Woman do.  This presentation will bring you the people behind the popular columns in the Asheville Citizen-Times: John Boyle and Casey Blake.  John and Casey will talk about their backgrounds and how
John Boyle
they came to answer questions for a  living.  They will discuss their experiences in the "Answer World" - where the questions come from, how many they receive, what are some of the odder queries they've had and how they divide their work. (Casey claims she gets all the whimsical questions, while John fields the burning questions about potholes.)    
  Fab Fridays are free and open to the public.    
NC Stage:  Behind the Scenes
   Friday, November 4,  1:30 p.m. 
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
Curvy Widow playbill

Join NC Stage Artistic Director and co-founder, Charlie Flynn-McIver as he takes you behind the scenes of the professional productions of NC Stage. We'll look into the themes of the plays, the rehearsal process, the design process, talk to actors, directors and designers and even have a scene or two from the upcoming show. Get an insider's view of the workings of a professional theatre.  
The subject this month is the company's production of
Curvy Widow,
which the company describes as "a sassy, frank and witty musical comedy that follows the daily exploits of a fifty-something widow whose adventures in the least expected places reveal unexpected truths about life, love, survival and sex."  
For more about NC Stage, click here to visit their website.
Chamber Music Chat
Kate Steinbeck with Composer Michael Hosford
   Friday, November 4,  3 p.m. 
Reuter Center Manheimer Room

Offered by Pan Harmonia, Chamber Music Chat is a lecture series sure to delight! Pan Harmonia is an independent repertory company based in Asheville, NC and directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck. Pan Harmonia, has been nationally recognized for its unique work and superb artistry. Meet the musicians of Pan Harmonia in these informal sessions. Learn about their process, inspiration, the music they love and more! 
 For more information, visit the Pan Harmonia website 
Celebrating OLLI Poets
  OLLI is now home to a growing group of talented poets.
In the last week, poets in the Fall 2016 poetry writing course,  Between Words Between  Worlds , produced a series of excellent ekphrastic poems.    Ekphrastic poems take as their subject matter other works of art.   Two examples are Keats's "Ode to a Grecian Urn," and Rilke's "Archaic Torso of Apollo."
OLLI poets wrote memorable poems based on paintings by Claude Monet, Paul Klee, Salvador Dali, Edward Hopper, John Constable, Winslow Homer, and others. If you want to sample some of these memorable poems, check out the three-ring binder outside the Reuter Office on the second floor.   

You may also want to consider joining the OLLI Poetry Lovers Special Interest Group (SIG that meets on the fourth Friday of the month from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Reuter Center.  This informal group of poetry lovers is committed to helping one another in developing their skills.  Members are encouraged to present their own poems to faciltate constructive, supportive critique.  Meetings are also open to more general topics of poetry, inclusing discussion of new books, publishing opportunities, trends and other subjects.  Novices and pros are welcome with open arms. Contact Karen Depew,  depewkaren@yahoo.com.  
 Even if you haven't written a poem since high school or if you've never written a poem, you'll be welcomed with open arms.       

Ravaging the Past: Radicalism, Civil Wars, and the Destruction of World Heritage in the Middle East and Beyond
Reuter Center Atrium Lower Lobby
The photo exhibit currently on display in the Reuter Center Atrium "Ravaging the Past: Radicalism, Civil Wars, and the Destruction of World Heritage in the Middle East and Beyond" is curated by UNC Asheville Lecturer in Art History Eva Bares and her students, with a focus on the art and architecture that has been destroyed by radical groups throughout the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and Mali.  The exhibit will be on display until November 10, 2016.

Click here to read a Smithsonian article on this topic. 
OLLI Art Bazaar Exhibitor Bio

On Friday, November 11, 2016, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville will hold the 4th Annual Art Bazaar. Over forty OLLI members will offer a range of art and crafts for sale. This one of a kind showcase of talents includes painting,

Diane Chambers
photography, jewelry, textiles, handmade soaps and lotions, pottery, knitted scarves and hats, and much more. This is a perfect event to find a one of a kind and to begin holiday shopping! Drawings to win a one-of-a-kind, handmade item will be held throughout the Bazaar.  Delicious gourmet baked goods and hot coffee and cider will be available.  

The Bazaar is free and open to the public.  Plan to attend and bring a friend!

Here is a snapshot of one of the exhibitors: 
A lifelong student of art, Diane Chambers is a watercolorist.  She is also an environmentalist, a gardener and a teacher.  Her love of science and nature is reflected in her works of art.  "I paint for my own bliss," she says.  She escapes into her watercolors for sheer joy and peace.  It's good for her soul.  The OLLI art bazaar is a wonderful way to socialize with other exhibitors, talk to shoppers, and, oh, yes, find good homes for her artwork.  One of her paintings lives in Paris.

One of the registered exhibitors has just withdrawn.  This means an exhibitor space is now available!!  Contact Leanna Preston lpreston@unca.edu if you are interested in claiming this space.

Medicare Counseling
The Council on Aging of Buncombe County and the SHIIP program will offer free Medicare counseling at the Reuter Center for those OLLI members who want to review their Medicare options such as drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans for 2017. 
This counseling is for OLLI members only.  Appointments may be scheduled by calling the Council on Aging of Buncombe County at 828.277.8288 and requesting a Medicare appointment at OLLI.  

Appointments are available on the following days:
November 14   9 - 4  Room 206
November 15   9 - 4  Room 206
November 16   9 - 4  Room 205
  November 18   9 - 12  Room 120
If the door to the counseling room is closed please wait outside the room until you are called as all appointments are confidential and some may run a little past the start time of the next appointment.  
Volunteer Opportunity
The Literacy Council of Buncombe County is currently seeking volunteer tutors for our Adult Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs! As a volunteer tutor, you will meet with your student in a one-on-one or small group setting for two hours each week.

To learn more about these programs and the role of our volunteers, click here to visit our website or attend a volunteer orientation session on the following dates:

Wednesday, November 2, 9-10:30 am or Thursday, November 3, 5:30- 7 pm

For more information, you may contact Niki Paganelli at volunteers@litcouncil.com or call 828-254-3442.

Volunteer Opportunity
Monday, November 14, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The OLLI Civic Engagement Committee is partnering with
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to help disadvantaged elderly citizens


Habitat for Humanity is repairing homes to help people in need prepare for winter.   You might be asked to paint, add ramps or install gutters etc-whatever is needed to get work done.

PLEASE sign up by Wednesday, November 9, 2016

For further information and details about the job and the day, sign up or contact Sammie Smith at: ssmith@ashevillehabitat.org 

The Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine wants your
photography, art, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry for issue number 6.
Click here to find out more. 

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