OLLI Observer
June 17, 2018   
 
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In This Issue
Advance Care Planning Workshop
Thursday, June 21, 5:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
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OLLI at UNC Asheville will hold an advance care planning workship that will feature a panel whose members are experienced in addressing end-of-life issues.  Discussion will include communicating your treatment wishes to loved ones and to medical personnel, ethical and legal issues and the issues of advance directives.  Ample time will be reserved for questions.  Assistance will be provided for anyone wishing to complete a legally valid advance directive, including the notarization required in North Carolina, using the NC Advance Care Planning "Short Form." There will also be an opportunity to enter your advance directive into your electronic Mission Medical Record.
  
 
  OLLI VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Energy Savers Network
Help Homeowners 
Reduce Energy Losses
  
The Asheville Terrace Apartments Food Pantry  

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore
Changing Lives One House at a TIme
 
VOLUNTEER NOW ... 
You can make a 
difference!
Email for more information: 


Julia Loughran    

I love volunteering at OLLI because I love teaching and helping people and I feel I have knowledge that can benefit others.    

Julia teaches "All About Android" and 
ASAP's Farm Tour, June 23-24

What: ASAP's 2018 Farm Tour
When:  Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, Noon -5 p.m.
Where:  Family farms across Western North Carolina in Buncombe, Henderson, and Yancey counties.
Volunteer information: S pend one afternoon welcoming visitors at a participating farm on the tour, and in exchange receive a free tour pass to visit farms on the day you aren't working. Volunteering is a great way to connect with a local farm, make new farm friends, and meet people from across the region.
Contact: For more information contact Robin Lenner at robin@asapconnections.org
or 828.236.1282

2018 OLLI Art Bazaar      

R egistration is now open for the 2018 OLLI Art Bazaar.  The Bazaar is s cheduled for Friday, November 9, 2018, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, November 10, 2018, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  This year's bazaar will again be a two day format and the registration fee is $35/for a single table; $70/for a double table. 

Exhibitor registrations are coming in quickly, and space is limited. Don't wait to get your registration sent in.  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.  And if you can't exhibit this year, be sure to mark your calendar to attend and get a jump-start on your holiday shopping.

Click here to download an event flier
to post in your community center, place on your Facebook page, hand out to friends....you get the idea!

Questions, contact Leanna Preston lpreston@unca.edu 
Community Volunteer Opportunity 

  The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) in Mars Hill is seeking volunteer ushers for an exciting summer season that runs through August 12.  Ushers will have a brief orientation session before each show, will escort people to their seats and are invited to watch the show in the usher-designated seats (or buy a ticket to watch the show in reserved seats). If you are interested in volunteering, please send your name, address and telephone number to drapp@mhu.edu

Dear OLLI Members,
We look forward to the first day of College for Senior Summer 2018 courses tomorrow.  Parking on campus and at the Reuter Center is easy during the summer months, and there is no shuttle service. The Reuter Cafe is open Monday through Thursday. Click here for the schedule to see where your class will meet, or feel free to ask volulnteers or staff.

We have some great programs that are free and open to everyone, including presentations by students of the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center, beginning this Tuesday, June 19. Thanks so much to Pat Heuermann for making these performances possible.  There is also music this summer from UNC Asheville's Concerts on the Quad series, beginning on Monday, June 18, with the Latin Rock Fusion of Making Moves.  This summer's Chautauqua series begins on Monday, June 18, at AB Tech's Ferguson Auditorium.  And don't forget the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society's lecture on Tuesday, June 19, by Phyllis Stiles on the importance of pollinators.  Next week we are pleased to offer a panel discussion by Jim Lenburg, Sarah-Anne Smith, Julie Snyder and Larry Wilson (moderated by Bob Bond) to discuss a range of foreign policy issues. It may be that the hardest part of living in Asheville is choosing from the diverse offerings available every day!

We are also sponsoring an Advance Care Planning Workshop this Thursday, June 21, 5:30 p.m.  Many thanks to everyone who puts this program together and to OLLI staff members Ann Cadle and Leanna Preston for serving as notaries. In addition to creating an advance care plan, you can also sign up for the New to Medicare class to be held in July, since planning is part of a creative retirement.

Thanks so much to all of you who give your time, talent and treasure to make OLLI a vibrant community of teachers and learners.
Catherine Frank
Executive Director


 Check the links here to see OLLI and UNC Asheville current events:
 
calendar
Buncombe Chautauqua "Courage"
Monday through Thursday, June 18-21, All shows 7 p.m.
Ferguson Auditorium, AB Tech Campus,340 Victoria Road, Asheville

Meet courageous people - hear their stories - ask them how they survived. You'll laugh - you'll cry - you'll have lots of questions. And they'll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it's not just history - it's personal. 

Monday, June 18: Winston Churchill portrayed by Larry Bounds
Tuesday, June 19: Harriet Tubman portrayed by Becky Stone
Wednesday, June 20: Alice Paul, portrayed by Leslie Goddard
Thursday, June 21: Francis Marion, portrayed by Ken Johnston

Tickets are $5 per show and are available the night of the performance
UNC Asheville Concerts on the Quad 2018
Monday Nights, June 18 & 25 and July 9 & 16, 7 p.m.
 
June 18: Making Movies: Latin Rock Fusion
June 25: The Steve Alford Collective / UNC Asheville Faculty Jazz
July 9: The Get Right Band: Funk
July 16: Rissi Palmer: Southern Soul

The free concerts take place June 18 and 25, and July 9 and 16, from 7-8:30 p.m. on the UNC Asheville Quad. Concert-goers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy along with the music. Meals, treats and drinks will be available from concession stands on the Quad.
Brevard Music Center Performances at OLLI
Tuesday Afternoons, June 19, July 3 and July 17, All performances 4 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
 
Come get a special taste of the summer Brevard Music Festival with performances by students from the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center (BMC) on Tuesdays, June 19, and July 3 and 17, 4 p.m. in the Reuter Center's Manheimer Room. Enjoy previews of "Madama Butterfly," "La Cenerentola" and "Candide." Gain insights into life as a young opera singer and summer at the Brevard Music Center and have your questions about the music and performance answered.
 These performances are open to everyone. 
  Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society Program
Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m., Reuter Center Manheimer Room 
 
The Birds & the Bees: Why Pollinators Matter 
by  Phyllis Stiles
Pollinators are responsible for the reproduction of over 85% of the world's flowering plants, including more than two-thirds of the world's crop species. The work of the European honey bee pales in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of species of pollinators that make our planet so botanically diverse. Unfortunately, the United Nations has reported that forty percent of insect pollinator species are at risk of extinction.   The loss of pollinator species threatens agricultural crops, plants, birds, and other fauna.

At this program, learn how Bee City USA is galvanizing communities to take action. Phyllis Stiles, founder and director of Bee City USA, will explain what their certified affiliates are doing to reverse pollinator declines. An Asheville resident since the 1970's, Ms. Stiles has spent her career serving communities and non-profit organizations in fields ranging from natural resource and farmland protection to civic leadership development. She was campaign director for Blue Ridge Forever's successful 50,000-acre land protection campaign. The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign named her the 2015 Pollinator Advocate of the Year.

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society (EMAS) programs at the Reuter Center are free and open to everyone.  
The Forum Special Interest Group
Friday, June 22, 1-3 p.m., Reuter Center Room 120
  
   The Forum encourages a free-flowing dialogue designed to enrich and expand participants' thinking on topics ranging from changing demographics of retirees to  nuclear disarmament.

SIG contact: Beth Johnson, johnson1ea@earthlink.com
  Two Hot Topic Events
Wednesday, June 27, Manheimer Room
Free and open to everyone


9-11 a.m.: U.S. Foreign Policy: Possibilities and Perils.  
A panel of OLLI members Jim Lenburg, Julie Snyder, Larry Wilson, Sarah Ann Smith moderated by Bob Bond from the World Affairs Council, will discuss a range of topics including shifting trade policies, U.S.-China  
relations, Mexico, Russia, the Middle East and more 
 
 2-4 p.m. Get Ready, Set, Don't Click! Cyber Security Strategies
Angela Harris 
We live in an interconnected world of computers, smart devices, and social networks that keeps evolving. Protecting personal information online has become a necessity. Angela Harris will present some tools and practical applications needed to guard against hackers and cyber attacks. From creating strong passwords to identifying phishing scams, we will discover the latest cybersecurity threats, unsafe behaviors related to shopping, banking and using social media, and learn take control of our digital lifestyles. Angela Harris has been a consultant, educator and business owner for more than 14 years with expertise in online learning and personal development. She has taught college audiences and developed numerous courses for adult education programs. Angela is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Harvard Business School. 
 
The OLLI 
Authors series continues to recog nize the many very talented poetry and prose writers among OLLI members. An OLLI Authors reading is schedul ed featuring two local writers.
 
On June 28, 5 p.m. in Room 206
  Leissa Shahrak and Richard Horvath will read selected works.  

              
                                  This series is free and open to the public.

Love Makes a Home: The Life of Rebecca Boone
By Kiesa Kay
Saturday, June 30, 3 p.m., Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Pkwy Mile Marker 382

Daniel Boone has achieved legendary status in America as a  pathfinder, soldier, horse trader, land speculator, constantly on the move to the next frontier. "Love Makes a Home: The Life of Rebecca Boone" tells the compelling but lesser known tale of his remarkable wife, Rebecca. She traveled alongside him through 20 moves and kept the family together through rough times. She gave birth to ten children and raised six more as well.  This production stars Patti Louise Smith with period-appropriate music chosen by old time fiddler and Boone family descendant, Bruce Greene, and performed by rising star William Ritter.  Tickets are $10 and available at rebeccaboone.bpt.me
Stories on Asheville's Front Porch
Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Jubilee!, 46 Wall Street, Downtown Asheville

July 7, "Busking in Asheville" by Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues
July 14, "Appalachian Culture" by Sherry Lovett and Frederick Park
July 21, "Gullah Culture" by Donald Sweeper
July 28, "Outdoor Adventuring" by Nancy Reeder and Pat Stone


New to Medicare Class
Friday, July 13, 2 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 206

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. In partnership with OLLI, the Council on Aging of Buncombe County will hold a free class in the Reuter Center that 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



 In addition, beginning at noon, representatives from the Social Security Administration will be available to answer questions about Social Security benefits and Medicare enrollment. They will also provide detailed instructions for using the agency's online services at www.socialsecurity.gov

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