OLLI News from Bradley University

July 19, 2016
Notable OLLI Dates

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

The OLLI Fall 2016 brochure hit the post office yesterday, so you should receive yours in the mail this week!

In the meantime, you can scroll through a digital PDF copy by clicking here.

Once you have had time to review our offerings, choose your way to register, beginning July 27:

1. Attend the Open House Registration on Wednesday, July 27, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballrooms (doors open at 8:40 a.m.)

2. Mail your registration form from the back of your brochure 

3. Register online starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, via the OLLI home page: www.bradley.edu/olli 

If you need additional assistance with your registration, call our office after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, at 309-677-3900.
#TBT 1950s: The Hula Hoop

#ThrowBackTo... 1950s Hula Hooping Fad!

From its humble beginnings as part of Chinese acrobatic routines, the hula hoop was popularized in 1958 when Wham-O toys began mass-producing and marketing it to teens and children.  It quickly caught on, with over 25 million hoops sold within months.  Today, hula hooping has spun back around in popularity, as more people have turned to hooping as a fun way to stay in shape.  Hoop fitness classes and even personal hula hoop trainers can ensure that you get a good workout!

Source: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2049243_2048654_2049245,00.html

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.

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

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.

Beyond the Hilltop
Peoria Reads & Community Coalition Against Heroin

The heroin epidemic is not just on the rise nationally, but is a growing problem in our own area.  Peoria is considered a geographic area of concern for the state of Illinois.

Peoria Reads is encouraging our community to read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic.  Written by Sam Quinones, this book is described as "an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America."  This story of how heroin addiction became an epidemic in small-town America was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction in March.  For more information about Dreamland, click here.

Copies of Dreamland are available for checkout and additional copies are available for pick-up at all Peoria Public Library locations.  To reserve a copy, contact Roberta Koscielski at robertakoscielski@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us or at 309-497-2186.

Coming soon: Information regarding an upcoming Skype conversation with author Sam Quinones!
Keep Up with OLLI!

Stay up-to-date with the latest in OLLI news on any of our social media platforms.

Find out what OLLI members are up to-- follow us on our Learning Trips and stay informed on class information.

Like us on Facebook
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Twitter
Find us on Google+
Find us on Google+
View our videos on YouTube
Watch us on YouTube