OLLI News from Bradley University
December 19, 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
Continuing Education Holiday Hours

As the holiday season approaches, please note that the Continuing Education office will be closed from  Friday, December 22, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018.  Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2.

However, our online registration site will remain open during that time.  Please feel free to register for winter classes, learning trips, and study groups over the holidays, and we will contact you with details in the new year.  

We wish you a wonderful holiday!

Start Your New Year Off Right - On an OLLI Learning Trip!

Limited spaces are still available on our first trip of 2018, so register today and kick off your new year with some educational fun!

Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, January 4
9:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Enjoy a docent-led tour of the current exhibit Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.  This exhibit features 57 local artists with national reputations -- from Bloomington/Normal to Galesburg.  John Morris, President and CEO of the museum, has said that, when he personally guides civic leaders through the exhibit, the typical reaction is, "Wow!  I had no idea that there was such amazing art being created in central Illinois."  Come with us to experience the "wow!" for yourself.

$35 - includes admission fees, tour, lunch, gratuities, and shuttle transportation

To register, either call Gwen at (309) 677-3900 during business hours or click here to sign up online.

It's Not Too Late to Register 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

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.  The online site will remain open over the holidays.
OLLI Reads - Updated Link

*Note: The link that was included in the 12/12 edition did not display the list properly due to a change in the former hosting site's services.  This updated link is hosted locally and should work fine!  Thank you for your patience as we navigate this transition.

Looking for a few new books to cozy up with next to the fire this winter?  OLLI members have contributed to the OLLI Reads list to share information about their favorite books.

By clicking on the link below, you can open and read the list.  Clicking on most of the titles in the list will direct you to Amazon, where you can find more information about each book and a free sample ready for wireless delivery to your Kindle reader or mobile app.  

OLLI Reads

We would like to thank Greg Peine for starting and maintaining this list for the past few years!  If you have a great book you would like added to the list, please contact Elly Peterson at eepeterson@bradley.edu.

Beyond the Hilltop
Free Concert at Chillicothe Library

Nighthawk: "Earth and Sky"
Thursday, December 28
6:30 p.m.
Chillicothe Public Library, 430 N Bradley Ave, Chillicothe

Nighthawk brings together violin and cello in a wide-ranging concert titled "Earth and Sky."

Back from her home in Providence, Rhode Island, rural Chillicothe native Emmy Holmes-Hicks (violin) joins Chicago cellist David Sands in the musical duo Nighthawk.  The two performers will take you on a musical tour that includes a few sizzling tangos, a Beethoven duo, a little Yuletide cheer, and some stunning Celtic arrangements.  They might even pull out a couple of old-time fiddle tunes.  

For more information, please  click here to visit the library website, or call (309) 274-2719.

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