OLLI News from Bradley University
June 13, 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

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

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

John Deere: From Golf Classic to Historical Homes

John Deere: From Golf Classic to Historical Homes  (Activity Level 3)
Thursday, June 29
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
On this Deere-inspired trip, we will visit the TPC Deere Run golf course to learn about the logistics involved in hosting one of the most successful golf tournaments, and then  enjoy lunch at the TPC Deere Run Clubhouse, which features spectacular views of the 18th hole and the picturesque Rock River.  After lunch, we'll tour  the historic Butterworth Center and Deere-Winman House, learning about their unique features including pipe organs, libraries, Victorian architecture, acres of formal gardens, and much more!

$89 - includes tour, presentations, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation.

Don't miss your chance to sign up for this unique trip!  Call us today at 309-677-3900 to register!

Visit the New East Peoria City Hall

Spaces are still available on this brand new local trip -- call our office at 309-677-3900 to register today!

East Peoria City Hall (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, June 15
8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

East Peoria's new City Hall officially opened in November 2015.  The $2 million building, located in the Levee District, was constructed at no cost to taxpayers and shares its space with the new Fondulac District Library.  We'll meet with Mayor Dave Mingus and City Administrator Jeffrey Elder for a private tour of the facility, including the city council chambers and civic plaza, and learn more about the functions from the various department directors located within the East Peoria City Hall.

$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation
Hilltop Happenings
Preview Bradley Alumni Chorale's Touring Performance

Bradley Alumni Chorale Bon Voyage Concert
Sunday, June 18
5:00 p.m.
Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W Barker Ave, Peoria
Cost: FREE!

The Bradley Alumni Chorale, an ensemble of 21 singers spanning five decades of membership in the Bradley Chorale, will present a preview of the concert they will perform in and around Barcelona, Spain, June 19 through 27.  Included in the program is a short Mozart Mass; Randall Thompson's "Alleluia;" "Papa nou" (Our Father) by Emile Desamours, and other choral favorites.  The group will perform in different locations, notably in the Barcelona Cathedral, and the Basilica de Santa Maria in Igaulada while touring in Spain.
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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Flying Drones for Fun & Profit | Mon., Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm
Commercially licensed drone pilot Dean Poignant will share how to get started with flying drones. Learn about selecting a drone, federal and local regulations, safety while flying, and what unlicensed, recreational drone pilots may legally do. Q & A session and a flying demonstration (weather-permitting) to follow.
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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