OLLI News from Bradley University
May 15, 2018
Walldog Artists, City and State Anniversaries 
Combine at Streator Festival

Murals and Milestones: 2018 Streator Walldogs Mural Festival
Friday, June 29
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Level 3 Learning Trip

What happens when 200 highly skilled sign painters and mural artists from all over the country converge in one lucky town to paint 16 murals in five days?  

It's a Walldog Festival, and that's what OLLI will celebrate when we visit Streator in June.  To add to the fun, the city will be observing its 150th Anniversary - and Illinois' 200th Anniversary - in one big celebration.  

But there's more!  We'll also visit Weber House and Garden featuring Storybook style architecture, a blend of more defined styles, and the beautiful English country gardens consisting of ten individually-themed "rooms."

Make sure you join us - and our informative step-on guide -  for this triple anniversary in Streator!   

Fee - $99 includes tour, presentations, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation.  

Register online, or call Gwen or Bonnie at (309) 677-3900.
Arboretum Tour to Include Science and Scenery

Starhill Forest Arboretum

Starhill Forest Arboretum
Thursday, May 24
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Activity Level: 3

If you think you would enjoy visiting a scenic natural environment offering an expansive collection of plants, then you will not want to miss this learning trip to Starhill Forest Arboretum, 50 miles northwest of Springfield.  During our visit, we will enjoy this private arboretum and learn how it was established, discuss the scientific programs associated with the arboretum, and tour select areas.  Spaces are still available on this trip that offers  natural-appearing plants in the context of a living collection.

$39 - includes lunch, gratuities, guided tours, and shuttle transportation

Register online, or call the Continuing Education office at (309) 677-3900.

Enjoy OLLI Discount During May at Bradley Bookstore 

Upcoming OLLI Events 

May 16, and 30, 9 a.m.
: Curriculum Committee 
Meetings  at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 W. Main St., Peoria

Hilltop Happenings
OLLI Members Invited to Participate in Jaw Pain Study

Do you suffer from JAW PAIN? Looking for relief? Now's your chance! Bradley University Physical Therapy Department is conducting a research study, in collaboration with Rock Valley Physical Therapy, to determine if manual physical therapy and education improve pain and dysfunction for those with jaw pain. The study includes four visits of hands-on physical therapy, exercise, and education on self management provided by a trained physical therapist. Individuals age 18-65 with jaw pain are able to participate! Eligible participants will be compensated. 

For more information, please contact Bre Reynolds, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT at (309) 677-3293,  or you can email Bre at bcreynolds@bradley.edu.
Beyond the Hilltop
Peoria Public Library to Host May 22 Event on 
The Great American Read

Peoria Public Library has received a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and PBS to host programs around  The Great American Read,  an eight-part television series and multi-platform initiative  that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love.  The  Peoria Public Library was one of just 50 libraries nationwide to be selected.

A library kick-off for "The Great American Read" will be hosted by Terry Bibo Knight, long-time journalist for the Peoria Journal Star, at 6:30 p.m. on May 22 at Peoria Public Library North Branch in the McKenzie Room.  After a short discussion, the PBS program will be shown from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The names of the top 100 books will be announced and voting will begin. Refreshments will be served. 

In addition to the grant money, Peoria Public Library will receive a DVD collection of the series with public performance rights; a hardcover copy of the companion book, The Great American Read: The Book of Books by PBS (Black Dog & Leventhal, August 21, 2018); and other resources.

The Great American Read will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books, encouraging audiences to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.

For more information about this and other events, visit the Peoria Public Library calendar .

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