The Fall 2017 OLLI Catalog will be on-line and available to pick up at the Center beginning Friday, August 4.
Special Interest Group
Monday, July 24, 4:15 p.m.
Reuter Center, Room 120
Sally Ekaireb will introduce the group to the Podcast Series "Alphabet of the Heart" which focuses on a 10 letter mnemonic
Dr. James R. Doty, neurosurgeon and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research Education (CCARE) at Stanford University
wrote about in his book Into the Magic Shop.
This Introduction podcast includes Dr. Doty leading the listeners in "Ruth's Trick #1: Relaxing the Body" and "Trick #2: Taming the Mind."
All OLLI members are welcome.
Special Interest Group:
Friday, July 28, 1 p.m.
Reuter Center, Room 205
Topic: "Avoiding War with Iran and North Korea"
The Forum offers a free-flowing dialogue designed to enrich and expand participants' thinking on topics ranging from changing demographics of retirees to nuclear disarmament.
OLLI Art Bazaar Registration Open
egistration is open for the 2017 OLLI Art Bazaar. The Bazaar is s
cheduled for Friday, November 10, 2017, 11 .a.m.- 4 p.m and Saturday, November 11,11 a.m.-3 p.m. The r
egistration fee is $35 for a single table; $70 for a double.
Exhibitor registrations are coming in and space is limited. If you are interested in participating or know of an OLLI member who would like to join the fun, let us hear from you!
Click here to download and print an Exhibitor Registration form or you may drop by the OLLI office to pick up a registration form.
We are looking forward to an exciting bazaar and hope you plan to be a part. If you can't exhibit this year, be sure to mark your calendar to attend.
More info, contact Leanna Preston,
Seasoned Instructors, Fall Instructors, Pondering Being an Instructor -
Save the Dates!
The Course Proposal Deadline for the
Winter term is Tuesday, August 1.
College for Seniors Instructor Support will offer a SkillTalks workshop day on
Tuesday, August 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
With any questions about teaching with College for Seniors, contact Herb Gunn at email@example.com.
Sierra Club Meeting
"Can Science Save Us From
Climate Change and from Ourselves?"
Wednesday August 2, 7 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Corner of Charlotte Street
and Edwin Place
Robert Cabin, professor of ecology and environmental studies at Brevard College, will discuss the power and limitations of science to address climate change.
Free and open to the public
"The Crowin' Hen" Opens in September at the Folk Art Center
"The Crowin' Hen" is a mountain comedy with mountain music written by Tom Godleski.
"A whistlin' girl, and a crowin' hen," will never come to any good end," is an old mountain saying, that inspired Tom to write the play.
"The Crowin' Hen" made its world premier in May of 2015, at The Folk Art Center in Asheville. That first staging was very well attended and got rave reviews.
The Folk Art Center will also host the 2017 performances of the play as follows:
Friday September 8, 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday, September 9, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 10, 2:30 p.m.
Click here to read more about the play.
Tickets and additional information can be found at buncombeturnpike.com or text/call 828 778 9534
OLLI would like to thank
Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend
tour leaders and organizers for their many contributions to the program:
CREW helps those considering relocation in retirement examine all their options carefully and make an informed decision about this major life transition.
Dear OLLI Members,
We are winding down our summer term and will begin registration for the fall term August 10. We are still working on the details for our parking decals, so we are not opening our fall membership until we have greater clarity from our colleagues on campus. We also want to let you know that because of increases to campus parking fees and because of the added costs of online registration, we are increasing annual membership to $75 this fall, a $5 increase. Our term fees will remain the same.
Many thanks to the members of the College for Seniors curriculum committee members, to the leadership team of Cindy Berryman-Fink, Erik Vedeler and Paula Withrow and to CFS program manager Herb Gunn and program assistant and special projects manager Lynn Spaight. Because they all embody our values of innovation and continuous improvement, we are able to offer courses that challenge our minds, improve our skills and embody a sense of community. We have an exciting program offered by seasoned instructors and those who are new. Most CFS instructors are volunteers, and we also rely on volunteers as class reps and curriculum committee chairs. Please contact us in the office at 828.251.6140 if you would like to volunteer or have ideas for the work we do.
With respect for all that you do to model creative retirement,
College for Seniors
is starting a database of OLLI members who are particularly well-versed in the use of four types of audio-visual media formats when making presentations.
Do you use:
> Google Slides
Please contact Paula Withrow firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have skills in the use of these platforms.
Great American Solar Eclips Lecture
Wednesday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
Bernie Arghiere, club advisory board member and an observer of three total solar eclipses, will share his experiences, including why you should travel the short distance out of Asheville to see the total solar eclipse. He will discuss how and where to best observe the eclipse safely, what to expect during the brief 2 1/2 minutes of totality, the sun's chromosphere and corona (both visible during a total eclipse), the celestial mechanics of how and why solar eclipses even occur, and some amazing science that occurred at total eclipses in previous centuries,
Medicare Choices Made Easy
Friday, July 28, 2-4 p.m.
Are you new to Medicare? Are you confused by the many choices? Unbiased and accurate information is available from trained volunteers from the North Carolina Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). In this partnership between the Council on Aging of Buncombe County and OLLI, a free class will be held on Friday, July 28, 2 p.m. This session will provide important information to assist you in understanding how Medicare works and what you need to do to obtain benefits and save money. Spaces are limited, so reserve your space by registering online at www.coabc.org.
OLLI Civic Engagement Committee hopes that you will join them to participate in this unique
opportunity to partner with United Way, MANNA and the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville to improve the lives of those living at the Asheville Terrace Apartments by helping to create an on-site food pantry.
WNC History Association Event
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Historic Cataloochee Valley Revisited
A Bus Tour with Wayne Caldwell
Saturday, August 5, 2017
, join award-winning local author Wayne Caldwell for a day trip to the Cataloochee Valley Historic Area. Caldwell based his best selling fiction series (
Requiem by Fire
) on life in the valley before and during the creation of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The tour includes several historical exhibits and buildings as well as reflections and readings from Dr. Caldwell. Tour participants will walk throughout the historic area including a one mile round trip walk to visit one of the sites. Transportation by motor coach to and from the valley and a catered box lunch are included in your registration. The tour departs from the Smith McDowell House (on the AB Tech campus) at
and returns at approximately
Space is limited and advance registration and payment is required. Tickets are $75.00. Please contact the Smith-McDowell House at
or by calling
to reserve your seat. The tour is sponsored by the Western North Carolina Historical Association and is a light rain or shine event.
"Creative Landscapes Made Easy"
Sharing his expertise with us, Les will demonstrate the three types of landscape photography and the pro techniques used for each type. Les' presentation will include how to capture the perfect exposure for all types of landscape, the right depth of field for your subject, the use of polarizers and neutral density filters, the best gear for landscape photography, and recommendations on several useful apps for shooting landscapes.
The August meeting will feature Les Saucier, long-time photographer and professional educator from Brevard, NC. Les specializes in macro photography and landscape photography and has taught both subjects for more than 30 years.
For more information, contact Susanna Euston email: coordinator@cnpa-Asheville.org
FREE CLASS for families/caregivers of individuals living with a serious mental illness.
NAMI Family-to-Family Class in Asheville
6:30 - 9pm; Mondays, Aug. 28-Nov. 13, 2017
Please contact Terri Harris