OLLI News from Bradley University
May 9, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

May June July
May 3, 9am: Summer 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms

July 13 & 27, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meetings at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
May 10, 17, & 31, 9am: Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite

July 26, 9am: Fall 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Review Spring Classes at Wrap-Up

On Wednesday, May 10, we will meet for our first Curriculum Committee meeting of the season, at which we will review the evaluation results from our recent spring class session.

All are invited to attend!  Even if you just come for the scones and socialization, that's okay too -- although we'll bet you just might enjoy hearing about some of the other amazing classes that went on this spring, too!

We will meet in the Michel Student Center Ballrooms on Wednesday, May 10, at 9:00 a.m.  We hope to see you there!

2017 Student Volunteer Award Recipients

Each year OLLI selects two Bradley students who exhibit exceptional volunteering effort and presents them with the OLLI Student Volunteer Award.  Your generous donations throughout the year make this possible!

Last week at the student awards ceremony, OLLI President Larry Trollope and Vice-President Jennifer Bass met this year's winners, Jessica Lach and Alicia Petramale, pictured above.  

The winners will attend tomorrow's Registration Open House, at 9:00 a.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballrooms.  Join us in congratulating them on being recognized for their community service!

Meet Your Elected Officials at Legislative Breakfast

AARP Illinois Legislative Breakfast
Wednesday, June 21
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. , doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Westlake Hall, Room 116, Bradley University
Cost: FREE!

Meet you elected officials and discuss with them the issues Illinoisians 50-plus care about.  The event will be moderated by Brad McMillan, J.D., executive director of the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service.  

Breakfast will be provided.  Free parking is available in the Main Street parking deck adjacent to the Renaissance Coliseum.

To RSVP call 1-877-926-8300 or visit aarp.cvent.com/peorialegislativebreakfast

Recyclable Items Needed for World of Wonder

** Thank you to everyone who has brought in donations!  We will update this list each week with any items we are still seeking.  We greatly appreciate your overwhelming assistance in collecting supplies!** 

World of Wonder, a summer camp for gifted and talented students run by Continuing Education, needs your recyclable items!  Our teachers are coming up with creative activities to challenge students' higher order thinking processes, and below is a list of recyclable supplies they would love to have.  

- Kleenex boxes
- cereal boxes
- rinsed soda cans
- rinsed soup cans 
- take-out pizza boxes (a little grease is okay)

(We have all we need of the following items: newspaper, grocery bags, empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes, water bottles, egg cartons, shoe boxes. Thank you to all who donated!)

If you are able to collect any of the above items, we will take them!  You may bring them to the Continuing Education building (corner of Main and University streets) any time between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Thank you for supporting World of Wonder 2017!

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Enjoy a Lighthearted Film on the Giant Screen

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Tuesday, May 30
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theater

In collaboration with the Hult Center for Healthy Living's Encore program, 50 Plus News & Views magazine, and the Fondulac Park District, OLLI will host a special presentation of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on the 7-story Giant Screen Theater in the Peoria Riverfront Museum.  The 1954 comedic musical follows the playful story of a backwoodsman who brings his new wife back to his Oregon cabin, where she is surprised to fins his six brothers who want to get married, too.  Nominated for Best Pictures in 1954, it is known for its outstanding dance sequences.  

Following the film, we will reflect on the choreography and theatrical quality of the musical in a moderated discussion with Robin Hunt, member of the EastLight Theatre group.

$5 - includes film screening and moderated discussion.  Transportation is not provided; meet us at the museum!

Call us today to reserve your seat in advance! (309) 677-3900

Beyond the Hilltop
OLLI Members Invited to Chillicothe Library Programs

The Chillicothe Public Library has some exceptional programs planned for the month of May, and OLLI members are invited to attend!  All events listed below are FREE and open to the public, and all except the first event will take place at the Chillicothe Library, located at 430 N Bradley Ave, Chillicothe.

Meet Lisa Napoli 
Thursday, May 11 
6:00 p.m.
**Peoria Public Library Main Branch, 107 NE Monroe St, Peoria**
Chillicothe Public Library, Dunlap Public Library, and Peoria Public Library have joined forces to bring Lisa Napoli, author of  Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away, to Peoria for a fascinating author talk. Napoli explores the true story behind the tempestuous and iconic American power couple, Ray and Joan Kroc, and how Joan became one of the world's greatest philanthropists. More information at  309-274-2719.

Our National Parks at 100 
Monday, May 15 
6:30 p.m.
Join National Park Service Ranger Cassie Branstetter in a discussion of America's hidden gems and well-known wonders. The National Park Service has been protecting them all for one century and, after its 100th birthday in 2015, is relearning how these special places impact the lives of their visitors. 
Ranger Cassie Branstetter currently works at Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, IL. She has worked at nine different National Park Sites, including Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Denali National Park.

Beginner's Herb Gardening 
Thursday, May 18 
6:30 p.m.
Would you love to grow a few herbs, but don't know where to start? We'll be exploring the uses and growing conditions of more than ten popular herbs. There will be lots of discussion, so bring your questions! Sponsored by the Illinois Herb Association. 

Understanding Fake News 
Saturday, May 20
1:00 p.m.
Fiction and nonfiction are not just library sections. People constantly get bombarded with unreliable information from untrustworthy sources. So how do you know what's real and what's fake? Learn to weed through the noise and evaluate sources for authenticity at this timely program. Presented by Ian Lashbrook of Glen Ellyn Public Library.

World Cinema Saturday: Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón (The Thief that Robbed a Thief) - Mexico 
Saturday, May 27
1:00 p.m.
PG-13, 1h 38min
This movie will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Popcorn served (you're invited to bring your own bowl), and outside food welcome! For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

Cooking around the World: Morocco 
Monday, June 5
6:00 p.m.
Expand your horizons - and your palate! Register by  May 30. Visit  cpldcooking.weebly.com for recipes and photos from past programs.

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