OLLI Observer
April 15, 2018   
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In This Issue
We Remember
Candle burning
Paul Summey
March 29, 2018
Buncombe Chautauqua Performance
Sunday, April 15, 3 p.m.
Doors open at 2 p.m.,  
Reuter Center Manheimer Room  
"Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

Step inside the revolutionary book 
Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our living world. Written more than 55 years ago  Silent Spring  inspired the environmental movement and has never been out of print. And now you have a chance to ask the author, Rachel Carson, how this came to be. Remember that Chautauqua doesn't offer simple performances but a chance to step into living history - to ask questions and go one on one with a women whose books shaped our country and our world.  Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it's not just history - it's personal.   
Caroline McIntyre will appear as Rachel Carson and speak in Carson's profound, prophetic and poetic words. This performance is appropriate for all ages but especially powerful when families share the experience. Tickets are $5 at the door. 
  For more information call 828.658.1951 or

Asheville City Schools
Call for Proctors  
Give your time and make a difference  

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore
Changing lives one house at a time

VOLUNTEER NOW ... You can make a difference!
The Gift of Time
Registration Open

The Gift of Time is a program that encourages participants to think through the many facets of planning and communicating end-of-life wishes to spouses, partners, children and parents. Experienced facilitators and expert speakers, combined with the support of a group of peers make this program truly unique. The Gift of Time runs May 22, 24, 31 & June 7, 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. - noon and is open to OLLI members. 
For more information visit www.olliasheville.com/gift-of-time or contact program manager, 
Hannah Furgiuele at 828.250.3871 or hfurgiue@unca.edu.          

Jay Jacoby 
  I love volunteering as an instructor at OLLI because I appreciate how intellectually vibrant our participants are.    

Jay has taught "Philip Roth at the Movies" and "Out of Africa: Recent Immigrant Literature"  
Special Interest Group
Monday, April 23, 4:15 p.m., 
Reuter Center Room 120

Sally Ekaireb will lead a heart based meditation to create more love and compassion in our lives. So come, get centered, and open your heart to the world.
Sally Ekaireb works as a spiritually inspired holistic healer and counselor.  Sally coordinates the Meditation Special Interest Group and she has taught two courses on sustainable medicine in the College for Seniors program.

All OLLI Members are welcome at our events.  We hope you can join us.
Thank You!

Once again, many thanks to all the OLLI members who are assisting our volunteer efforts at Asheville Terrace Apartments food pantry by putting your change in the donation jar near the Reuter Café. The change that you drop in the jar makes a critical difference in the food that we are able to purchase from the MANNA foodbank. The donation jar is now located just outside of the cafe, on your right as you leave, near to the recycling bins. Next to the jar is a poster explaining OLLI's partnership with Asheville Terrace Apartments and MANNA.
Our mission is to provide healthy and nutritious food for the elderly and disabled residents of Asheville Terrace Apartments. Your generosity allows us to provide high quality proteins, dairy products and fresh vegetables to the residents. On behalf of the residents of Asheville Terrace, thank you so much for your ongoing support.
Leadership Asheville Seniors
Registration Open
Leadership Asheville Seniors (LAS) is now open for registration to OLLI members. 
LAS is a ten-week program that runs Tuesdays from September 11 through November 6, 2018 and offers an insider's view of topics concerning our community, including history, environment, government, food insecurity, the arts, the economy, education, health and poverty. Through discussions with community leaders in distinctive venues, newcomers and longtime residents can gain new perspectives and consider ways to contribute their diverse experiences and talents for the good of the community. 
for more information  or contact program manager Hannah Furgiuele at 
828.250.3871 or hfurgiue@unca.edu

Volunteer Opportunity  

Contact:  Judy Mattox, judymattox@sbcglobal.net, 
Ann McLellan, annmclellan1@gmail.com, 

Dear OLLI Members,
Don't forget that the Buncombe Chautauqua will be presenting an afternoon with Carolina McIntyre as Rachel Carson this afternoon at 3 p.m. What better way to spend a rainy afternoon than in the company of this pioneering environmentalist?

We hope you will be able to attend the screening and conversation for the documentary "Beneath the Veneer" with film makers Diane Tower-Jones and Sekou Coleman and UNC Asheville professors Dwight Mullen and Darin Waters on Wednesday, April 18, 8 p.m. in the Reuter Center Manheimer Room.   Please click here to reserve a spot. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a conversation about the impact of  multi-generational trauma and systemic inequity on communities of color and emergent strategies for those inspired to action and participating in building toward more just, creative, and healthy communities. This event is free and open to everyone.

We also want to remind you that the Reuter Center will be closed this Friday, April 20, as we welcome participants for our Paths to Creative Retirement workshop.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our Volunteer Appreciation week and to everyone who participated in the planning, under the leadership of OLLI Steering Council Kirk Borland.

Thanks to the many people whose time and talent make OLLI such a vibrant community of teachers and learners.
Catherine Frank
Executive Director

 The OLLI Offices and the Reuter Center
will be closed, Friday, April 20
for the Paths to Creative Retirement Workshop
All College for Seniors courses, Special Interest Groups and committee meetings have been rescheduled.

 Check the links here to see OLLI and UNC Asheville current events:
Upcoming UNC Asheville Athletic Events
April 2018 UNCA Bulldog

Wednesday, April 18, 6 p.m., Baseball UNC Asheville vs. Wofford, Greenwood Baseball Field

Wednesday, April 25, 6 p.m., Baseball  UNC Asheville vs. NC Central, Greenwood Baseball Field  

Friday, April 27, 6 p.m., Baseball UNC Asheville vs. Gardner-Webb, Greenwood Baseball Field

Saturday, April 28, 3 p.m., Baseball UNC Asheville vs. Gardner-Webb, Greenwood Baseball Field

Audubon Society Meeting 
Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m., Manheimer Room

Golden Opportunities: Protecting and Managing Land 
for Birds in the Southern Appalachians

Have you ever wondered how habitats are selected, protected and managed for rare species such as the golden-winged warbler or golden eagle? This talk, by Marquette Crockett of the Southern Appalachians Highlands Conservancy, (SAHC), will examine how land trusts use science-based guides like Audubon's Important Bird Areas to select land for protection. She will also discuss how SAHC uses a variety of land management tools - from cows to Christmas trees - to manage habitat for those rare species. 
Founded in 1974, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) is one of the country's oldest and most respected land trusts. SAHC has conserved over 70,000 acres of unique habitat, including farmland, in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. They achieve this by maintaining long-term conservation relationships with landowners and 
Marquette Crockett
agencies and by managing critically important conservation land using the best available science.  SAHC works closely with Audubon NC and other organizations to maximize habitats needed by threatened or endangered bird species. 
  Ms.Crockett joined the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in 2014 as the Director of Roan Stewardship, where she focuses on protection and management for birds and other species that use the unique habitats found on our mountaintops, including high elevation grassy and shrub balds and spruce-fir forests. She earned her Master of Science from East Tennessee State University and has worked as a Wildlife Biologist for more than 15 years. As a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, she managed unique high elevation habitats in the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia. 
More Than A Month Event 
Wednesday, April 18, 8p.m., Manheimer Room
Beneath the Veneer:
The Gaps Between Dominant Narrative and Lived Experience
Join us Wednesday, April 18, 8-9:30 p.m. in the Reuter Center Manheimer Room for the next in the "More Than A Month" series. Diane Tower-Jones and Sekou Coleman are the director and producer respectively for
Beneath The Veneer, a documentary currently in production, that highlights the gap between the dominant narrative of American society and the lived experience of African Americans in Asheville and nationwide.

The film follows a cohort of African American boys who participate in My Daddy Taught Me That, an enrichment program that serves some of Asheville's most vulnerable youth. During this workshop, Diane and Sekou will share recently filmed footage featuring the young men, their families, and some of their activities. As part of a larger discussion on the impact of multigenerational trauma and systemic inequity on communities of color, they will also share strategies for those inspired to action by the presentation. This event is free and open to everyone, but seating will be limited. 

Contact us at 828.251.6188 for more information.

Mark Lilla
Author of "The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics"
Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m.,
Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville Campus
Mark Lilla, a professor of humanities at Columbia University who specializes in intellectual history with a focus on Western political and religious thought, will give a public lecture, "Identity and Citizenship." This talk is a free ticketed event. Click here to make a reservation for the event.

Photography Day
Tuesday, April 24th, Center Wide
  Please mark your calendar for out Annual Photography Day with professional photographer John Warner when we add to our library of photos for use on the OLLI website, catalog and more.

We hope to see you at 1:30 p.m. in the lower lobby for the BIG  PICTURE when we take a photo for use on the cover of the OLLI catalog.
Fab Friday
Friday, April 27, 11:30 a.m., Reuter Center Manheimer Room
(No Fab Friday on April 20 due to the Paths Workshop) 

In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone is America's pioneer hero. He was a market hunter, frontier guide, wilderness scout, master woodsman, expert marksman, Indian fighter, militia leader, surveyor, land speculator, judge, sheriff, coroner, elected legislator, merchant, tavern keeper, prisoner of war, Spanish government agent, husband, father and more. Daniel Boone led one of the most eventful lives in American history, living 21 of his remarkable 86 years in North Carolina. His life is commemorated across a landscape which today spreads over 11 states including Pennsylvania and Missouri, Michigan and Florida (yes, Florida!) and everywhere in between. Come hear award-winning author and storyteller Randell Jones recount the episodes of Daniel Boone's life which have endeared this American frontier icon to generations of Americans. 
  Click here to view an event flier. 
On  Fridays,  11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  during our fall, winter and spring terms, the Fab Friday series of lunch and learn lectures are held in the Manheimer Room and are free and open to everyone. Purchase lunch in our Reuter Café or bring your own brown bag. End your week and start your weekend with Fab Fridays. Don't miss these great programs.
Help Retirees Find the Joys of Relocation
CREW Volunteers Needed

Call for Volunteers!
The Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend (CREW) which runs June 1-3, 2018 is seeking volunteers to assist with this exciting and fun weekend during which OLLI welcomes one hundred visitors from across the country to participate in a workshop focusing specifically on relocating in retirement-whether to Asheville or elsewhere. 
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Pat Hart at
to learn more details and see how you might bring your skills and interests to the table for CREW.
NC Stage Behind the Scenes
Friday, April 27, 1:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the themes, talk with actors, directors and designers about their creative processes. Frequent NC Stage collaborators Ron Bashford (director) and Willie Repoley (actor) began work on a new play in 2014. After four years of creative improvisations, artistic explorations, and grueling writing sessions, NC Stage and Immediate Theatre Project are proud to present the world premiere of Burden, an original play inspired by Robert Penn Warren's classic American novel All the King's Men.

"Behind the Scenes" is free and open to everyone.

Friday, April 27, 2-4 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 206

For more information contact:  lindaf@eggsasmerica.com
Midday Music with Pan Harmonia  
Saturday, Aprl 28, noon, Manheimer Room     

Open Rehearsal for 
Pink Moon in the Sky 
The Magic of the Harp
Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp and Kate Steinbeck, flute
with Rosalind Buda, bassoon
 Enjoy an open rehearsal in preparation for a performance of the music of André Jolivet, Adrienne Albert, Henk Badings, Dana Wilson, and GF Handel
Performances will take place
Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m. * Greenville Center for Creative Arts 
Monday, April 30, 7:15 p.m. * The Haen Gallery, Asheville 
(Doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
The open rehearsal is free and open to everyone. 

Blue Ridge Orchestra  
Saturday, May 5, 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m.
UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.  

"Music for the New World"

 The Blue Ridge Orchestra presents Music for the New World, their 2017-18 season finale, featuring Antonín Dvořák's beloved New World Symphony and Arturo Márquez's sprightly Danzón No. 2.

Tickets $15 General Admission, $10 Friends (donors), $5 Students.  For tickets and info, www.blueridgeorchestra.org/music-new-world
or call 828.782.3354.

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