OLLI News from Bradley University
December 5, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

December January

Jan. 8, 1:30pm: Portugal and Spain Informational Meeting at the Peoria Next Innovation Center
Jan. 9-12: Winter 2018 Classes in the Michel Student Center
Jan. 16, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting at Peoria Next Innovation Center

Jan. 17, 9am: Spring 2018 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms

Jan. 24, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria Next Innovation Center
Join OLLI for Winter Classes

Don't let the cold weather get you down-- make the most of this winter at OLLI Classes in January!   For $95, you can choose four classes from a wide variety of stimulating topics and expand your knowledge on a favorite subject or learn something completely new.  

OLLI Winter 2018 Classes
Tuesday, January 9 - Friday, January 12
9:00 - 3:00 p.m
Michel Student Center, Bradley University

Read about two of our featured classes below:

Class #8: Poetic Forms
Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00 -11:30 a.m.
Many poets love playing with traditional (or new) poetic forms.  This class will look at sonnets, illanelles, sestinas, and visual poetry.  We'll define these forms and look at some ways poets have used them.  The class instructor is Jim Sullivan, professor of English, Illinois Central College.
Class #31: Medicare Made Clear
Wednesday/Friday, 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
This class will provide an explanation of Medicare and its different parts A, B, C, and D.  Participants will receive a booklet for reference and leave feeling more comfortable with the decisions they can make about the benefits of Medicare.  The class instructor is Dan Smith, senior insurance specialist at Fortner Insurance.

You'll love the fun atmosphere and strong sense of camaraderie, not to mention the plentiful snacks and refreshments to fuel your quest for knowledge!

View a complete listing of class offerings by clicking here.   To register, visit our online registration site or call Bonnie at (309) 677-3900.  
Scribe to Screen, Featuring Award-Winning Room

Now is your chance to delve deeper into one of last year's highly-awarded films, Room.  Join us as we read the novel on which it is based and discuss this heartrending drama.  To register, either call (309) 677-3900 or click here.

Scribe to Screen: Room
Thursday, January 18, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays, January 25 - February 8, 1:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Peoria Public Library, North Branch

Enjoy an incredible film from an astounding book, Room.  A child, Jack, is born and spends several years held captive with his mother in a hidden "room," while she plots their escape to a world Jack cannot imagine.  The love (and resilience) between mother and son endures through the nightmare of circumstances.  Based on Emma Donoghue's award-winning novel and nominated for four Academy Awards, the film enthralls as it questions what we really need to live, how strong we could be in unimaginable conditions, and where contentment lies when troubles simply change their appearance.
$45 - moderated by Randy Wilson, OLLI study group cinema coordinator, and Jane Hense, OLLI study group committee chair.

Hilltop Happenings
Peoria Fine Arts Concert Featuring Original Composition by Bradley's Dr. John Orfe

Setting Text to Music: "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"
Thursday, December 14
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1420 W Moss Ave, Peoria
Cost: $12 for adults; $5 for students

John Orfe, Assistant Professor of Music at Bradley University and Organist at First Methodist Church Peoria, will premiere a new work commissioned by Theo Jean Kenyon as part of the Fine Arts Society of Peoria on December 14 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  

In "Setting Text to Music: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," Orfe will perform the musical work as Lee Wenger narrates the iconic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, then give a slide presentation providing historical context for the work.  Lee Wenger is the Radio Information Service Director at WCBU-Radio.  This program is presented in collaboration with the Peoria Symphony Guild.

Everyone is welcome!  Tickets will be available at the door; $12 for adults and $5 for students.  A social hour with refreshments will be available in the Fellowship Hall.  For more information, click here.

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