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Term: Winter Session 22: April Newsletter

O L L I Newsletter
Monthly Meeting
April 13, 2022 OLLI Monthly Meeting

Curtiss Hall Banquet Rooms

Meeting will start at 9:30am

A Photographic Tour of the Pines: The Dow Legacy

Join OLLI along with Dow Gardens Historian Samantha Engel for a photographic tour of The Pines, the home of Dow Chemical founder Herbert H. Dow and his wife Grace A. Dow. Nestled within picturesque Dow Gardens, developed by Herbert, The Pines is now a National Historic Landmark and still filled with the belongings the family collected throughout their lives. From Herbert’s agricultural interests to Grace’s philanthropy, this tour will highlight the important legacy the Dow family left behind.

Stay Curious...
SAVE THE DATE and Mark your Calendars
Registration for the Spring/Summer Catalog will be Tuesday, April 19th at 8:30 a.m.

Spring/Summer Catalog is still in production
We are delighted to inform you that once again, the OLLI Catalog will be in print form and mailed out. Look for upcoming news on details as to when you can expect yours!

Four Easy Ways to Register
You may register online at, in person, by phone or by mail. Payment
is accepted by credit card or check. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express
and Discover. Please do not leave any registration or credit card information on our
voicemail. Registration payments made through the mail are not approved until
payment is received.
SVSU Current Mask Requirements:

At this time....

Masks must be worn in classrooms and labs.

Masks are NOT required for all other indoor spaces on-campus. This applies to all faculty, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals who may feel more comfortable wearing a mask should always feel free to do so, and we will continue to make masks available.
Seats still available for Motor Coach Day Trips!
Register Online Here -
Or Call the OLLI Office at
(989) 964-4475
Hamilton at the Wharton
8 seats still available!
We have 8 tickets to this great Performance! Don't miss your chance to join OLLI on this motor coach trip!

Trip Details:
Hamilton at MSU Wharton Theatre - 2022 Hamilton, East Lansing
Sunday, April 3, 2022 
Evening performance, starting at 7:30 PM  
Depart SVSU at approximately 2:00 PM
Return to SVSU approximately 11:30 PM
Dinner is planned at Beggar's Banquet in East Lansing

Price: $210 for OLLI Members - $235 for Non-Members

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline at Meadow Brook Theatre
Performance Date is Sunday, May 29th
Registration Deadline is April 29th
Little Big Man, a disc jockey from Patsy Cline’s hometown of Winchester, Virginia, traces the late singer’s footsteps from early honky-tonk and radio days through her rise at the Grand Ole Opry, plus her appearances at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas. A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline chronicles Patsy’s compelling journey and features her greatest hits, including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces.” This production will transport you back in time. With great tunes, a great band and country music’s greatest lady, this show will have you singing the whole way home! Prior to the performance, lunch will be served at the Red Ox Tavern. This package includes tickets to the performance, lunch and motor coach transportation. 

Upcoming Events! Register today to save your place.
(228) Wet Wipes Container
Baskets, though often used for decoration today, for thousands of years have served as useful containers, custom-made for the task at hand. In this classes, you will make a stylish Wet Wipes (included) large container (4 inches wide x 8.5 inches high). Participants pay a $25 supply fee (cash or check only) for each class to the instructor.
Instructor: Sue Collins
Date and Time: Thursday 4/7 • 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Classroom A107
Price: $15 for members • $35 for non-members
Two spots availavble - don't miss out - register today for OLLI in the Kitchen.

(220) OLLI in the Kitchen: Choux Pastry Workshop
Choux pastry, or pâte à choux, is a delicate pastry dough used in a variety of savory and sweet pastries. Join OLLI in the kitchen to learn this easy technique and some of its many uses. In the workshop, you will make Scandinavian Kringler and Profiteroles, experimenting with some variations. Baked choux pastry freezes well, requiring only minimal effort when it is time to thaw, finish and serve. You will be on your feet and moving around thekitchen throughout the workshop. You will take a break to sample a variety of pastries. Participants are welcome to take home the pastry they have prepared.
Instructor: Linda Phillips
Date and Time: Wednesday 4/6 • 12:30-3 p.m.
Location: Tittabawassee Township Memorial Park Building
Price: $45 for members • $65 for non-members
(35) Donut Making 101
Learn how to make donuts with Matt and Melissa Borowski, owners of The Farm at
Apple Acres. The duo will demonstrate and explain the entire process of how a batch of
donuts is made from beginning to end and how you can use donuts as the main feature at your next party! You will take home a half dozen donuts.
Date: Tuesday, 4/26, 10 a.m.-Noon (Maximum of 24 participants)
Location: Meet at 2282 E. Salzburg Rd., Bay City, MI 48706
Price: $25 for members • $45 for non-members
Save the Date
River Dance: Performance Talk and Dinner
Come see the worldwide entertainment phenomenon “Riverdance” at the Midland Center for the Arts. Riverdance is the No. 1 dance show globally and has been celebrated worldwide for its Grammy Award-winning score and thrilling energy. This performance will feature innovative staging, spectacular lighting, projections, and costume designs while still keeping the roots of traditional Irish step dancing. Prior to the performance will be a preshow talk and a pre-show dinner where you will be able to learn more about this extraordinary experience.
Date and Time: Wednesday, 5/18 • 5-10 p.m.
Location: Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W St Andrews Rd, Midland 48640
Price: $105 for members • $125 for non-members

*Registration will begin on April 19th
What's Happening at Your University

MAY 6, 2022
TIME: 12:00 PM

College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences
College of Education
College of Science, Engineering & Technology
MAY 6, 2022
TIME: 4:30 PM

College of Health & Human Services
Scott L. Carmona College of Business
Call the Alumni Relations Office with questions (989)964-4196
Want to Volunteer?
Still in need of help for the First Robotics Competition
FIRST Robotics State Competition
@ SVSU Ryder Center
April 14th, 15th and 16th
Volunteers Needed! Call the OLLI Office if you would like to volunteer
Trivia Questions
1. Who is credited for composing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” (TTLS) ?
2. How would you write 400 in Roman Numerals?
3. What board game derives its name from the Persian word for king?
4. What United States President wrote 37 books?
5. What is the square root of ¼?
6. Name the six murder weapons in the Classic edition of Clue (1949).
7. What was the Secret Service established to suppress? 

Join us at the April Monlthy Meeting for the answers! No cheating, don't Google or ask Alexa!
A Note from OLLI Advisory Board Chair Roger Spann
Many have wondered over the past two or three years what has happened to SVSU-OLLI. Did OLLI disappear with the pandemic? Did OLLI run off to another college campus? Did OLLI change its name and become something totally new? For awhile OLLI did slow down a bit, but I can assure you OLLI never left the Great Lakes Bay Region. As a matter of fact in the past several months OLLI has been showing up all over the region in many new and exciting ways along with keeping the very best of the best of the OLLI programming. The OLLI monthly meeting attendance has been growing with over 100 in attendance at the March meeting. Members are sharing very positive comments about our programming. Class offerings are rebounding with many more people joining for new educational experiences. Day trips are taking OLLI to new and exciting places for fun times. And have you noticed that our special interest groups are getting back into the active OLLI life again? Once again OLLI is heading on a multiday trip across the ocean for the first time in about three years. If you haven't already received the Spring/Summer 2022 catalog, watch your mailbox. It's on the way. You have until April 19 to look it over and select your OLLI adventures for the next few months. (Registration begins on April 19). Watch for new classes, exciting day adventures, and great monthly meeting topics. What has happened to OLLI? OLLI has grown, revised, improved, and just waiting for YOU to select what parts of the programming you will be enjoying during the upcoming spring and summer. Any questions? Call the office. They know the answers. Just wanna chat? Call me. I love to talk.  
           Roger Spann, OLLI Advisory Board Chair
           989 799 8417