OLLI News from Bradley University
September 4, 2018  
Registration is Open for Music Cities Trip, Deadline Approaching for 
Early Booking Discount

America's Music Cities Learning Trip to 
Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans
Trip Dates:  March 15 - 22, 2019
Deadline for Early Booking Discount:  September 14, 2018
Level 2 Learning Trip

Join OLLI's 2019 trip to Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans - America's Music Cities.  This 8-day tour will feature such highlights as  reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, a tour of the historic RCA Studio B, a visit to Graceland, watching a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, enjoying a jazz revue at a local French Quarter jazz club - and more!

Register by Friday, September 14 and earn the $100 discount for booking early.

Extensive trip details, including itinerary and pricing, are available here.

For more information, call Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900.

Last Chance to Join Trip to Fair Oaks Farm

Fair Oaks Farms
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fair Oaks, Indiana
Level 2 Learning Trip

Escape to the country when OLLI visits Fair Oaks Farms.  With nearly 37,000 cows and 2,700 pigs (plus 3 to 5 barn cats), Fair Oaks is a 33,000 acre family-owned farm where you can connect learning with the outdoors.  

On our daylong agricultural adventure to northwest Indiana, we'll see the dairy enterprise including the birthing barn, the nursery, and the milking parlor.  If we're lucky, we may even witness the arrival of a new calf!  We'll also visit the pork side of the operation as we visit the farrowing barn to watch piglets being born before touring the facility where they grow up.

In total, our visit will provide insights about modern farming efforts that consider not only the care of animals but also protecting the environment.  

$119 - includes admissions, tours, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation.  

Register online, or call Gwen or Bonnie at (309) 677-3900.

Sign Up for 
These Day Trips to
Mackinaw Vineyard, Redbud Ridge 

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Friday, September 7, 2018
10:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mackinaw, Illinois
Activity Level 2 Learning Trip

Bradley University alumna Diane Hahn, owner of the working vineyard, will guide our private tour of the winery that sits on a glacial moraine and features an amazing 30-mile view of the valley and farms below. Our visit will include a walk-through of the wine making room and a formal tasting of at least six wines.

$35 - includes hot buffet lunch, gratuities, private tour, wine tasting, and shuttle transportation.

Redbud Ridge Custom Shop
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bartonville, Illinois
Activity Level 2 Learning Trip

On this trip to Redbud Ridge Custom Shop, a solid surface, architectural millwork, and custom cabinet supplier, we'll get an over and history of this woodworking business.  We'll also tour the facility to see first-hand the quality craftsmen and state-of-the-art equipment. 

For more information about either of these trips, call  Gwen or Bonnie at (309) 677-3900.  You may also  register online .
Upcoming OLLI Events

Sept 5, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., 
Curriculum Committee Meeting, Peoria Next Innovation Center
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24,  OLLI Classes , Bradley University Michel Student Center
Sept 5, 1:30 - 3:30  p.m., Learning Trip Committee Meeting, Peoria Next Innovation Center
Oct 4, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.,  Study Group Committee Meeting , Peoria Next Innovation Center
Sept 20, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Study Group Committee Meeting, Peoria Next Innovation Center
Oct 31, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Winter Registration Social, Bradley University
Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Sept 26, 12:00 p.m., OLLI Kick-Off LuncheonBradley University Michel Student Center Ballrooms

  Hilltop Happenings

Panel to Discuss Korea - U.S. Relationship 

The Future of Korea
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.
Discussion by Expert Panel: 7:00 p.m.
Michel Student Center, Bradley University 

Join the Peoria Area World Affairs Council for a rousing discussion on the economic, political, and security relationship between Korea and the United States.  This is a program of the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korean Economic Institute.

Tickets may be purchased at  pawac.org  (select the Events tab).  For more information, call Angela Weck at (309) 677-2454.

  Beyond the Hilltop
North Branch to Host Antique Appraisal Event

Antique Appraisal with Mark Moran
Saturday, September 8, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Peoria Public Library North Branch

Peoria Public Library is once again hosting an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wisconsin.  Moran bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art.  He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years. Visit Moran's website for his credentials, a listing of objects Moran will evaluate, and more!

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.   For more information, or to register, please email the Programming Department  or call (309) 497-2143.  Spectators are welcome - it's always entertaining!

Chillicothe  Public Library to Feature 
Programs on Weather, Mental Health

Decoding the Weather Machine
Screening and Discussion of 
NOVA Documentary
Thursday, September 13 (Full documentary)
5:45 p.m.

Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires.  Withering heat.  Extreme rainfall.  It is hard not to conclude that something's up with the weather.  Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and that human activity is causing it?  How and when will it affect us through the weather we experience?  And what will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes?

Chillicothe Public Library will host a screening of PBS' NOVA documentary with each part followed by a discussion facilitated by National Weather Service meteorologists Heather Stanley and Ed Shimon.  Join scientists around the world on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather and the climate machine we call Earth, and discover how we can be resilient - even thrive - in the face of enormous change.

Nurturing Mental Health
Monday, September 17
6:00 p.m.

Attendees will learn ways to improve mental wellness and combat stress and negative influences.  A panel of licensed clinicians from TrueNorth Solutions, an affiliate of Human Service Center, will also discuss insulating and resiliency factors and how to know when it's time to get help. There will be a time for Q & A.   This program is intended for adults but is open to all ages.

This event is one of several suicide prevention programs intended to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and provide access to resources for those at risk, their families, and the community.  The final program of the series is October 23.  

For more information about either of these free programs, visit    chillipld.org  or call  (309) 274-2719.
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