Eloise E. Clark
May 10, 2017
The Fall 2017 OLLI Catalog will be on-line and available to pick up at the Center beginning Friday, August 4.
Special Interest Group:
"The Ethics of Dying in the American Health Care System"
Friday, August 4, 1 p.m.
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.
Special Interest Group
Whole Foods/Plant-based Living
Friday, August 4, 3-5 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 206
In this group we provide information and support for anyone interested in following a more plant based diet along the lines of Drs. Dean Ornish, Caldwell Esselstyn, Joel Fuhrman, Neal Barnard, John McDougall, Michael Greger, etc. and T. Colin Campbell, PhD. We also meet monthly for lunch at various local venues. Contact Bonnie Wheeler, 330-321-1360,
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.
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.
Lunch is provided.
Setting a Climate for Learning
Download workshop topics
and access the registration form
Wednesday August 2, 7 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Asheville (Corner of Charlotte Street
and Edwin Place)
Robert Cabin presents
"Can Science Save Us From
Climate Change and from Ourselves?"
Robert Cabin, professor of ecology and environmental studies at Brevard College, will discuss the power and limitations of science to address climate change.
More info, contact Judy Mattox, 828.683.2716
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
Major Sponsor, Biltmore Farms Hotels for their
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,
Thanks to everyone who took time to comment on our 2017-2022 Strategic Plan and particular thanks to the over 30 people who offered to help with specific initiatives. OLLI runs on the expertise and passion of volunteers; we look forward to evolving as an organization and enhancing our programming over the course of the next five years. Please remember that if you ever have any questions or concerns, staff and OLLI Steering Council members are ready to hear you and work together to find answers. Many thanks to Barbara Von Hauzen and members of the Planning Committee and to the members of the OLLI Steering Council for creating a thoughtful plan that will move us forward in meaningful ways.
Thanks also to the members of the College for Seniors Committee and College for Seniors Program Manager Herb Gunn who have assembled enticing courses for the Fall 2017 term. Our catalog will be available in the office and online beginning on Friday, August 4 (we will send a reminder on Friday with a link to the online version of the catalog). Priority allocation registration begins Thursday, August 10 at 10 a.m. and runs through Thursday, August 17, noon. We will have help available every day during this initial registration period. Many thanks to OLLI Business Manager Ann Cadle, OLLI Member Relations Manager Caitlin Han and the team of volunteers who have volunteered to help with this endeavor. We hope soon to have more details from our colleagues on campus about parking decals and the logistics of registering vehicles.
Finally, when you come to the Reuter Center you will see a new layout and new furniture in the lobbies. Our furnishings have been well-cared for, but they had been in the building since we opened in 2003 and were beginning to show their age. Thanks to the members of the Facilities Committee and to OLLI's Facilities Manager Leanna Preston for coordinating this purchase. Thanks to donations to our Annual Fund and the income from our Janirve Endowment, we are able to enhance the experience of OLLI members without added costs. The Reuter Center is truly an inviting place to call home.
With respect for all that you do to model creative retirement,
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.
Astronomy Club of Asheville
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
Jonathan Ward, NASA Solar System Ambassador -
"Cassini's Grand Finale: A Daring End to a Glorious Mission"
In addition to Mr. Ward's Cassini Mission talk, Bernard Arghiere, Astronomy Club of Asheville board member, will give a short presentation on the August 21st total solar eclipse.
OLLI members may attend the club meetings and star gazes, with club members on hand to advise and assist them in the basics of astronomy and the techniques of observing celestial phenomena. For more information on the Astronomy Club of Asheville, visit their website at www.astroasheville.org
Special Interest Group:
Financial Strategies in Retirement
Friday, August 4, 1:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Room
Guest speaker: Skip Helms of Helms Wealth Management, LLC.
Mr. Helms is a frequent guest of this SIG and a 30-year financial service veteran with an occasionally irreverent view of Wall Street.
Personal Investment Strategy"
Concerned about you and/or your advisor matching your investment strategy to your individual situation? Skip will talk about how to develop and use personal investment targets for portfolio building and confident oversight.
This will be primarily a question and answer session, so come prepared to share your questions and concerns on this and other topics of interest. The meeting is open to all OLLI members. Email/call Kate Beatty for further information at
Council on Aging of Buncombe County
Over the Edge Fundraising Event
Saturday, September 23, 2017
29 N. Market Street, Downtown Asheville
Participants in this event raise a minimum of $1,000 to rappel down a 7 story building.
Council on Aging of Buncombe County
Helps over 8,000 older adults stay safe at home
Facilitated over 340 home modifications,
Served over 22,000 meals and offered over 250 exercise classes at senior dining sties
Assisted over 4,000 people with Medicare
Provided more than 400 hours of caregiver respite
Made over 900 home visits to frail elders
For more information about this unique event to raise funds to continue the work of the Council on Aging of Buncombe County,
Thank you for donating books!
Congregations 4 Children sends their grateful thanks to those who donated books to the children at Emma Elementary. Those residing at Brownwood Trailer Park are part of the federally funded summer food program. At every lunch the children headed straight to the book table before getting their food. Thank you to everyone who supported these children's interest in reading. Every book given made a difference. -Jane Callis
"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
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