OLLI News from Bradley University

July 12, 2016
Notable OLLI Dates

July August
July 15, 9am: Cinema Committee Meeting  in Michel Student Center 203
Aug. 17 & 24, 9am: Winter Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
July 21, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting  at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 W Main St
Aug. 26, 5pm: OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser: 1950s At The Hop in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center - register online
July 27, 9am: Fall Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms

Last Chance to Join us for Guys and Dolls!

Small Town, Big Drama at Festival 56 in Princeton IL. This year treat yourself to a matinee performance of Guys and Dolls, based on the 1950 Broadway musical.

Our day in Princeton will start with a guided tour of the Underground Railroad home of staunch abolitionist, Owen Lovejoy. We'll have a short historic driving tour of Princeton, and lunch at Hornbaker Gardens, with time to tour the grounds before we depart for the matinee.

Festival 56 and Princeton
Wednesday, July 20, 7:45 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.
$95 includes private tours, admission fees, theatre tickets, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation.

To register online, please click here; or call 309-677-3900 to register over the phone.

#TBT 1950s: Poodle Skirts

#ThrowBackTo... 1950s Poodle Skirts!

In the 1950s, circle skirts were forever changed when Juli Lynne Charlot appliqued a felt circle skirt with the iconic poodle story line for the first time.  Since she couldn't sew, felt material allowed Charlot to make a seamless skirt.

Pictured to the right with her first poodle skirt, Charlot's concept became wildly popular, influencing women's fashion all over the country.  
To learn more about Charlot, click here to read an interview-based article about her life.

And don't forget to sign up for the OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser "At the Hop" - be there or be square !

OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser - 1950s: At the Hop
Friday, August 26
5:00 p.m. 
Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, Bradley University
$45 per ticket

To register online, please click here; or call 309-677-3900 to register over the phone.

Fundraising Update: We Did It!

Thanks to the generosity of more than 400 OLLI members, we raised $66,158 in 2015-2016!

Our goal of $50,000 for the annual giving campaign was set to help renovate the Michel Student Center with soundproof walls and a new audio system, to provide ongoing maintenance for our new shuttle buses, to sponsor cinema and lecture programming, and more.  

The support we receive is a testament to your dedication to our lifelong learning community.  In 2016-2017, we hope to raise $50,000 by May 31, 2017, to complete the funding needed to improve the audio system in the Michel Student Center ballrooms.  

OLLI is one the of the few charitable organizations in which your donation benefits YOU now and sustains OLLI for future members.  Thank you for helping us build a better OLLI for today and tomorrow!

Spaces Available on These Summer Trips

Goodwill Commons (Activity Level 2)
Monday, July 25, 11:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Victory Acres (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Mackinaw Winery (Activity Level 2)
Wednesday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$35 - includes hot buffet lunch, gratuities, private tour, wine tasting, and shuttle transportation

Good's Furniture (Activity Level 3)
Friday, August 12, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$29 - includes tour, lunch, gratuities, and shuttle transportation

Festival 56 and Princeton (Activity Level 2)
Wednesday, July 20, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$95 - includes private tours, admission fees, theatre tickets, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

Sanfilippo Foundation Collection (Activity Level 3)
Wednesday, August 17, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$125 - includes museum admissions, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

Nachusa Grasslands Hike (Activity Level 4)
Friday, August 5, 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$89 - includes guided hike, class fees, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

To register for any of the above trips, click here to utilize our online system, or call Gwen at 309-677-3900.

B eyond the Hilltop
Don't miss Dr. Michael Wiant tonight!

Understanding the Development of Human Culture in Illinois
Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.
Peoria Public Library Main Library Auditorium LL2

Smithsonian Exhibition at Peoria Public Library Ends Thursday, July 14!

The Peoria Public Library's exhibition, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?  closes Thursday July 14, the exhibition provides a fascinating glimpse into the complex field of human evolution research.

Based on the popular exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the exhibition explores the process of scientific investigation by communicating not only what we know about human origins, but also how we know it.

The Peoria Public Library was chosen as one of 19 sites nationwide to host Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?  The exhibition was organized by the Smithsonian's Natural Museum of History in collaboration with the American Library Association's Public Programs Office.  This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and support from the Peter Buck Human Origins Fund.

To view an informational brochure listing upcoming events related to this exhibit, please click here.
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