OLLI News from Bradley University

June 28, 2016
Notable OLLI Dates

July 6, 10am: Summer Social at Dozer Park - register online
Aug. 17 & 24, 9am: Winter Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
July 7 & 14, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meetings at Peoria NEXT, 801 W Main St
Aug. 26, 5pm: OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser: 1950s At The Hop in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center - register online
July 8*, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite(*new date)

July 15, 9am: Cinema Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center 203

July 27, 9am: Fall Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms 

Enjoy the Illinois Shakespeare Festival with OLLI!

OLLI has limited center-section platinum-plus tickets for the performance
Twelth Night at the Illinois Shakespear Festival in Bloomington. Dr. Susan Hillabold, frequent OLLI instructor, will accompany our group to provide insight. Our trip will also include a picnic dinner with wine, a tour with the festival staff, and time to stroll through the gardens at Ewing Manor. 

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, July 12, 4:00 - 11:45 p.m.

COST: $109 includes center section platinum plus seats, tour, presentation, picnic dinner, wine, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation.

REGISTER: To register click here or call 677-3900. Register by June 30 to insure center section seats with the group.

Join Us for the OLLI Summer Social at Dozer Park!

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon at Dozer Field, home of the Peoria Chiefs and Bradley University's baseball team. Chiefs' President Rocky Vonachen ('81) will welcome us and provide an overview and history of the team.

We've reserved the covered First Base Party Deck, where we'll enjoy a lunch buffet of grilled chicken breast, hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, homemade chips and dip, cookies, soft drinks, lemonade, and a cash bar. Kids and grandkids welcome!

10:00 a.m. Meet at Dozer Park for welcome and buffet lunch
11:00 a.m. Peoria Chiefs vs Kane County Cougars

$46 includes tickets, presentation, buffet lunch, and gratuities.  No transportation -- meet us there! Paid parking available in surface lots near the ball park. Free street parking.

Understanding the World's Greatest Structures
Tuesdays, July 19 - August 30 (skip July 26)
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

What makes a structure - a building, bridge, or tower - great?  Its age, size, beauty, or all three?  In this group, participants will study the principles of form, function, and structure - the "why"; and the mathematical and mechanical principles - the "how" - of construction.  After all, the only thing more awe-inspiring than seeing a great structure is understanding the complex and beautiful principles behind its construction.

We'll discuss structures spanning from 27th century BC to 2012 AD, including Egypt's pyramids, the Parthenon, the White House, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.  Participants will need to access a computer to view the videos (provided on a USB flash drive).  

$45 - facilitated by Bob Yonker, OLLI Treasurer and study group committee member.

To register online, please click here; or call Bonnie at 309-677-3900.
Spaces Available on Summer Trips

Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, July 7, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Goodwill Commons (Activity Level 2)
Monday, July 25, 11:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Victory Acres (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Mackinaw Winery (Activity Level 2)
Wednesday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$35 - includes hot buffet lunch, gratuities, private tour, wine tasting, and shuttle transportation

Good's Furniture (Activity Level 3)
Friday, August 12, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$29 - includes tour, lunch, gratuities, and shuttle transportation

Illinois Shakespeare Festival (Activity Level 2)
Tuesday, July 12, 4:00 - 11:45 p.m.
$109 - includes center-section platinum-plus seats, tour, presentation, dinner, wine, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

Festival 56 and Princeton (Activity Level 2)
Wednesday, July 20, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$95 - includes private tours, admission fees, theatre tickets, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

Sanfilippo Foundation Collection (Activity Level 3)
Wednesday, August 17, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$125 - includes museum admissions, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

Nachusa Grasslands Hike (Activity Level 4)
Friday, August 5, 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$89 - includes guided hike, class fees, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

To register for any of the above trips, click here to utilize our online system, or call Gwen at 309-677-3900.

Beyond the Hilltop
Smithsonian Exhibition at Peoria Public Library

The Peoria Public Library announces the opening of a new exhibition, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?  Opening on Friday, June 17, the exhibition provides a fascinating glimpse into the complex field of human evolution research.

Based on the popular exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the exhibition explores the process of scientific investigation by communicating not only what we know about human origins, but also how we know it.

The Peoria Public Library was chosen as one of 19 sites nationwide to hos Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?  The exhibition was organized by the Smithsonian's Natural Museum of History in collaboration with the American LIbrary Association's Public Programs Office.  This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and support from the Peter Buck Human Origins Fund.

To view an informational brochure listing upcoming events related to this exhibit, please click here.
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