OLLI News from Bradley University
June 20, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

June July August

July 10, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Aug. 25, 5pm: Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser at the Hayden Clark Alumni Center

July 13 & 27, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meetings  at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

July 26, 9am: Fall 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms

The Passing of Carol May

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Carol May, our friend and devoted OLLI member and volunteer.  

Carol died on Sunday, June 18, after suffering a heart attack just one week ago.

Carol served as OLLI study group committee chairperson from 2011 to 2014, and OLLI cinema committee chairperson from 2014 to 2017.  Her genius and drive to create unique programming, as well as her enthusiasm and commitment to our members, will be dearly missed throughout our lifelong learning community.

Please join us in extending sincere condolences to her husband Roger, her son Sam, her grandson Peyton, her nephews (and OLLI members) Keith and Kurt Butterfield, and her entire family.

Join Us for the 
Illinois Shakespeare Festival's 40th Season!

There are still plenty of seats available for our annual trip to the Shakespeare Festival.  If you would like to attend this fun-filled event, please register before Thursday, June 29!  We need more registrations in order for this trip to be a go.

Wednesday, July 12  4:00- 11:45 p.m.
Don't miss this imaginative interpretation of Shakespeare favorite, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Our trip will include an outdoor catered picnic dinner with wine, a behind-the-scenes tour with the festival staff prior to the performance, and plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful grounds of Ewing Manor.  Dr. Susan Hillabold, our Shakespeare expert, will accompany the group to provide insight throughout the trip.

$109 - includes center-section platinum-plus seats, tour, presentation, dinner, wine, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation.

Call Gwen at 677-3900 to register!
Pop-Up Local Trip: Toraason Glass

Toraason Glass (Activity Level 1)
Thursday, June 22
9:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

If you have not yet experienced Toraason Glass with OLLI, now is your chance to take one of the most popular trips we offer!  Next week we will offer an extra learning trip to visit Hiram Toraason's glass blowing workshop, where he and his apprentices transform hot molten glass into works of art.  Learn more about this fast-paced process as Hiram performs a live demonstration with commentary.  Afterwards we will enjoy lunch at Childer's Eatery.   Register today by calling Gwen at 309-677-3900!

$28 - includes demonstration fees, lunch, gratuities, and shuttle transportation

Join Learning Trip Committee and Help Plan Trips

If you're looking for a way to get involved with OLLI, Learning Trip Committee is a great opportunity for first-time volunteers!  Whether you have ideas for places we may want to visit or prefer to observe and see how the process works, all are welcome to attend committee meetings.  

Please note that this meeting will be held at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center.  

Learning Trip Committee Meeting
Monday, July 10
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 W Main St, Peoria
Beyond the Hilltop
Attend Free Programs at Chillicothe Library

The Chillicothe Public Library hosts several events each month that OLLI members may find interesting!  Below is a sampling of what they have planned for June.  

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Scams & ID Theft | Tue., Jun 20 @ 1:30 & 6:30 pm
Learn how to recognize and avoid a variety of scams and prevent identity theft in this free program by Chillicothe's own Chief of Police, Scott Mettille. The program is offered twice to fit your schedule.
Books+Tea @ the Library | Mon., Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm
Join our book club for adults as we discuss  H Is for Hawk , by Helen McDonald, and enjoy tea and refreshments. Copies of the book are available to check out at the front desk.
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