OLLI News from Bradley University
June 12, 2018

Continuing Education Staff Return

After nearly two weeks of working out of cardboard boxes and in temporary facilities elsewhere on campus, the Continuing Education staff have returned to the building to re-stock offices and resume normal operations - while enjoying the new flooring!  

Thank you to all our OLLI friends whose patience was surely tested while  the flooring installation  disrupted our availability and made our building inaccessible.  Make sure you stop by to admire the new - and much needed - carpeting and tiling.  

Red Skelton, Military Museum, National Historical Park
are Features of Upcoming Trip

Historic Vincennes: Red Skelton Museum, Indiana Military Museum, and More
Thursday, June 21
6:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Activity Level: 3 

Comedy, history, and natural beauty will provide the backdrop for OLLI's trip to Vincennes, Indiana later this month.  Among the highlights will be a visit to the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy where we'll enjoy a private guided tour.  After a catered lunch at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center at Vincennes University, we'll see the Indiana Military Museum that includes incredible displays of wartime artifacts.  Finally, we'll finish our day in Vincennes with a visit to George Rogers Clark National Historical Park for a brief tour and the pleasure of viewing its beautiful grounds along the Wabash River.   As we head back to Peoria, we'll stop for a delicious dinner at the famous Beef House.

Fee - $139 includes tours, presentations, admission fees, lunch, dinner, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

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

Walldog Mural Festival

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.
Activity Level: 3 

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 this month.  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.

Registration Open for OLLI/AARP Legislative Breakfast 

OLLI/AARP Legislative Breakfast
Thursday, July 12
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Bradley University
Westlake Hall, Room 116

OLLI members are invited to meet their elected officials and discuss issues they care about at an upcoming legislative breakfast.

The OLLI/AARP Legislative Breakfast, featuring local legislators and politicians, will be moderated by BradMcMillan, J.D., executive director of
the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University.

Free parking will be available in the Main Street parking deck adjacent to the Renaissance Coliseum.  Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast.

There is no fee to attend, but advance registration is required.  You can register online with the following link, or by calling AARP at the number below.

RSVP registration hotline:  (877) 926-8300
Beyond the Hilltop
June Program at Library Features
Peoria Public Schools Official 

Derrick Booth
Peoria Speaks
Thursday, June 14
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Peoria Public Library - North Branch

This month's edition of Peoria Speaks will feature guest speaker Derrick Booth, Director of Social and Emotional Learning at Peoria Public Schools.  The Office of Social and Emotional Learning focuses on coordinating the support, counseling, and mentoring students need to succeed academically.  Mr. Booth will talk about the goals of this office and how staff support students dealing 
with issues such as absenteeism, falling grades, suspensions, and expulsions.

Peoria Speaks is a monthly community discussion program which focuses on topics of interest to Peorians. Funding for Peoria Speaks is provided by Illinois Humanities through its Illinois Speaks program.  Peoria Speaks is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  
Get Your Sports Memorabilia Appraised

Sports Memorabilia Appraisals
Saturday, June 23, 2018
10:30 a.m.
Peoria Public Library - North Branch

Peoria Public Library will offer another opportunity for free sports memorabilia
appraisals by Michael Osacky, the "Dean of Cracker Jack Baseball Cards." Osacky has been hugely popular on previous visits to Peoria Public Library, and will conduct 5-minute appraisals of memorabilia from any sport including cards from 1875-1975, pre-1970 non-
sports cards, vintage pins or programs, and more. 

Reservations for appraisals can be made by calling (309) 497-2150, or by emailing
programmingdept@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us  For more information about the items you can have appraised, g o to  baseballintheattic.com

Come to watch, or come for an appraisal.   The event is free and open to the public.
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