OLLI Observer
August 6, 2017 
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In This Issue
  Special Interest Group: 
The Forum
Topic: "Growing Pains in the City of Asheville"
 Friday, August 11, 1 p.m. 
Reuter Center, Room 205
  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.

SIG contact: Eugene Jaroslaw, 828.255.9925, ejwestwood@gmail.com 
OLLI Art Bazaar Registration Open   
R 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, 
828.232.5181, lpreston@unca.edu 

All Instructors:
Seasoned Instructors, Fall Instructors, Pondering Being an Instructor 
Registration Now Open

College for Seniors Instructor Support will offer a SkillTalks workshop day on
Tuesday, August 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lunch is provided.
"Setting a Climate for Learning"

Download workshop topics HERE
and access the registration form HERE.

With any questions about SkillTalks, email Margaret Davis, margaretwd@charter.net 

Special Thanks 
OLLI would like to thank Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend 
  Sponsor, Gillespie Dentistry for their support!

Timothy E. Gillespie, DMD, FAGD
Cosmetic Implant, & General Dentistry
36 Orange Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-9351

CREW helps those considering relocation in retirement examine all their options carefully and make an informed decision about this major life transition.
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

828-595-3293; terri@scoharris.com
"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 this 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 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.   
Tickets and additional information can be found at buncombeturnpike.com or text/call 828 778 9534

Click here to read more about the play.

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County is getting "geared up" for a unique, new, and exciting event coming to downtown Asheville on
Saturday, September 23, 2017, the last
day of the annual Active Aging Week. Rappelling down 29 N. Market Street, a 100-foot (7 story) building to the cheers of friends and onlookers, ninety-two (92) individuals will be given the unique opportunity to go Over the Edge
for the Council on Aging of Buncombe County.

To secure a place in the rappel line, each participant must raise a minimum of $1,000. Participants create their own unique fundraising page, and then rally friends, family, and colleagues to "sponsor" their rappel. Costumes are encouraged and you are sure to see some local celebrities making their way down.
Over The Edge is the perfect opportunity to have fun - and the only event of its kind in WNC. Earn your bragging rights and maybe even face your fear of heights.

The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) seeks individuals with an interest and passion for science and science education to join the museum as volunteers for high-level committee work and potentially board membership.  Committees include, but are not limited to:  Finance, Development, Exhibits, Events, Program, Marketing, Governance/Board Development, and Human Resources . AMOS seeks professionals with the ability to commit time and effort into supporting the museum's goals.
For more information contact
Alison Gooding
Director of Development

Dear OLLI Members,

We will begin registration for Fall 2017 College for Seniors courses on Thursday, August 10.  We will send an email on Tuesday, August 8 with instructions, which are also available in the print and online catalog.   Click here to read the fall catalog or come by the Reuter Center during business hours to pick up a print catalog.

We are excited that NYTimes columnist David Brooks will be coming to UNC Asheville as part of the university's 90th Anniversary celebration of Founders Week. Please see the link below to find out how to get tickets for this free event that is open to the public.

With respect for all that you do to model creative retirement,
Catherine Frank
Executive Director

Check calendarthe links here to see OLLI and UNC Asheville current events:
UNC Asheville Founder's Day Lecture
David Brooks, NY Times Columnist
Kimmel Arena
Tuesday, September 12, 7 p.m.
New York Times Columnist David Brooks, a leading analyst of American culture and politics, will give a Founders Day keynote lecture on Tuesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.
Doors will open at 6 p.m.
 This ticketed event is free to the public.

This event, which will be held in Kimmel Arena on campus, is supported by The David and Lin Brown Visionary Lecture Series and The Van Winkle Law Firm Public Policy Lectures and will be the keynote lecture for UNC Asheville's Founders Day, a celebration as part of the university's 90th anniversary.

Volunteer Opportunity
The  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.

Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association
Sunday, August 13, 5:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 206 
Les Saucier on 
"Creative Landscapes Made Easy"
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.
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.

For more information, contact Susanna Euston email: coordinator@cnpa-Asheville.org 

The Autumn Players
Sunday, August 20, 2:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
The Autumn Players is a troupe of seasoned actors dedicated to taking the theatre experience into the community. Readings of great literature by experienced performers can spark deep understanding and kindle lasting interest.  As words jump from the page with conviction and emotion, stories come to life

 Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 20, 2:30 p.m.
The Hollow by Agatha Christie, directed by Marianne Lyon.  These performances ares open to the public, tickets are $6 (inc. sales tax) at the door.  To learn more about The Autumn Players, click here to visit their website.

Many OLLI members are gifted poets and writers.  Their published books are clear evidence of the success of OLLI's mission in promoting lifelong creativity and learning.
We would like to compile a list of those published books for the benefit of all OLLI members. If you have authored or illustrated a book of poems or prose, fiction or non-fiction, while an OLLI member, please let us know. We are only interested in those works published while an OLLI member, not those published during one's active career.  
Once this list is compiled, it will be posted on the OLLI website. Then at the end of each coming year we would hope to add new books published that year.
So if you have published a book while an OLLl member, email the following information to Nelson Sartoris   nelsonsartoris@charter.net - - include the author(s), title, publisher, ISBN number, date of publication, and link or location where it may be purchased, e.g., Malaprop's, Amazon, etc., should others wish to buy a copy.

Dr. Elizabeth Colton, a prize-winning journalist, war correspondent, state department official and academician will open this year's World Affairs Council series.

The World Affairs Council offers lectures and discussion that aim to advance international awareness and foster Western North Carolina's global ties.  OLLI members receive a discount on WAC annual membership.  

Land of Sky Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Needs Volunteers


Asheville Organicfest
Volunteers Needed
Sunday August 27
Pack Square Park
Volunteers are needed to help present Asheville's 16th Organicfest is Pack Square Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Help with prefest tasks are also needed: parade costume making, poster distribution, social media promos.
For more information email:  celebrate@organicfest.org
or click "Volunteer" registration button on website:   www.Organicfest.org
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