ANC.1Contents for November 4, 2014


ANCH3Register Today for Upcoming Learning Trips

Treasures of Atlanta
Tuesday, November 18, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join OLLI to spend the day discovering the unique treasures and historical sites in nearby Atlanta, Illinois. The trip will include a tour of the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator, the Atlantic Public Library, and the historic Robert Glenn Wertheim Candy Company. We'll dine at the Palms Grill Cafe, best known for its old-school atmosphere and homemade pies.
$79 - includes tours, presentations, lunch, snacks, gratuities, and charter coach transportation.

Hidden Gems of Champaign County
Thursday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
OLLI will visit some of the hidden gems in the Champaign-Urbana area. This trip will include a visit to the William M. Staerkel Planetarium, the second largest planetarium in the state. OLLI members will also visit the Columbia Street Roastery, Hardy's Reindeer Ranch, and The Japan House.
$95 - Includes tours, presentations, lunch, snacks, gratuities, and charter coach transportation.

Click here to utilize our online registration system.

Anch2Tunnel of Oppression Returns to Bradley


Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that highlights contemporary issues of oppression in a creative and realistic avenue. It is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power by guiding them through a series of scenes. Each scene will aim to educate and challenge participants to think more deeply about issues of oppression throughout society.

Listed below are the suggested times that we have selected for our OLLI members. However, you are more than welcome to register for any of the additional dates listed. You can register by clicking the links below.

OLLI reserved dates:
 November 10- 1:20 - 1:40 p.m. or 1:40 - 2:00 p.m. Click Here
 November 13- 2:30 - 2:50 p.m. or 2:50 - 3:10 p.m. Click Here

Additional Dates:
*Please note that some of these slots may be filled.
November 11- 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Click Here
November 12- 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Click Here
ANCH4November 17: Finding Strength After the Storm
Join WTVP for a free preview of November 17th: Finding Strength After the Storm. More than 1,000 homes and businesses were flattened or severely damaged after the tornado that hit Tazewell County on November 17, 2013. Loss of life was limited to three tornado-related deaths, but psychological scars are just now starting to heal.

On the one-year anniversary, WTVP will premiere a new special that follows recovery efforts throughout the past year, looks at the lessons learned in the aftermath of the storm, and reveals the struggles and triumphs of a community trying to rebuild. November 17th Finding Strength After the Storm will air Monday, November 17 at 9:00 p.m. on WTVP, the first anniversary of the storm.

Join WTVP for a free preview of Nov. 17: Finding Strength After the Storm.
Sunday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m.
Five Points Washington
  360 N. Wilmor Rd.
                                          Washington, IL 61571

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required as seating is limited. For information on the public preview, call 677-4747. You can reserve tickets by clicking here.
 anch8Neighborhoods at the Focus of OLLI Lecture     
LISC Connects People and Resources to Transform Troubled Neighborhoods
Tuesday, November 4 from 7:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.
Bradley University Michael Student Center, Marty Theatre

LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is a national non-profit organization with a proven model and method for transforming troubled neighborhoods into places of growth and opportunity. Opened in 2013, the Peoria office became its 32nd location in the United States. LISC came to Peoria with the help of the Caterpillar Foundation, which supplied an initial $3 million grant, to improve the East Bluff and South Side neighborhoods.

Because LISC works with existing community organizations, this lecture will use a panel format. The local LISC Executive Director, Brandon Holmes, will provide an overview of LISC and will moderate the panel. Panel members will describe how their organizations partner with LISC, and discuss their experience of receiving LISC support and how this fits into a comprehensive community development strategy.

Panel members include:

Cheryll Boswell, METEC Executive Director
Jane Genzel, Peoria Opportunities Foundation, Executive Director
Brent Baker, LISC AmeriCorps, serving at the Peoria Housing Authority
Roberta English Simpson, Neighborhood House Director of Community Outreach

To register for this free event click here.
For more information about LISC click here.
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ANCH6Check Out Additional Details on a Winter Study Group
So, Did the Butler Do It?
Tuesdays, January 13 - February 17
1:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
(January 20 will meet from 3:30 - 5:45 p.m. at Bradley University, Michael Student Center Room 203)
Do you lie awake reading just one more chapter to see whodunit? Give yourself goosebumps knowing what's ahead? Feel your heart race as favorite sleuths close in on the perp? Then you're among the usual suspects for this study groups of mystery writers.

 Join Jane Hense, retired Peoria Notre Dame English Instructor and popular OLLI study group facilitator, and other accomplished readers and teachers in learning about the mystery genre, a variety of authors in that genre, and film adaptations of famous tales. The titles and discussion leaders are: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of Baskervilles and A Scandal in Bohemia, (Craig Shurtleff, English Professor, Illinois Central College), Agatha Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Sandy Stemler, Retired English Instructor, Illinois Central College) Sara Paretsky's Indemnity Only (Dr. Rita Fischbach, Retired Administrator, Illinois Central College) and Sue Grafton's A is for Alibi (Alissa Williams, Pekin Public Library, Assistant Director) Clips of film adaptations of mysteries will be discussed by Carol and Roger May (Retired teachers and OLLI instructors.)

 Participants must have access to the internet. Most of these titles are available to read online and/or can be obtained at local libraries or from your favorite booksellers. To Register for this Study Group click here.
*Please note that A Scandal in Bohemia is to be read for Craig Shurtleff's session. This is a correction from the Winter Brochure.
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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
 is an organization at Bradley University whose members share a common goal:  to remain vital and active in their late career and post-career lives.

Consisting of more than 1,000 people ages 50+, OLLI members come from all backgrounds and educational levels.  Together they enjoy a diverse collection of year-round programs including non-credit classes, educational travel, study groups, cinema, and lectures.

To learn more about OLLI, please visit