OLLI News from Bradley University

July 5, 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, 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 

#TBT 1950s: At the Hop

Join us at the OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser for a #ThrowBackTo... a 1950s sock hop!

Dancing shoes not required, but you may find yourself in the mood to dress the part! Teams of 8 will compete in a friendly trivia tournament while enjoying heavy appetizers and fun games in between rounds. 

Grab your partners and assemble a dream team, or register solo and we will find a great team for you.   

OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser - 1950s: At the Hop
Friday, August 26
5:00 p.m. 
Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, Bradley University
$45 per ticket

To register online, please click here; or call 309-677-3900 to register over the phone.

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.

Spaces Available on These Summer Trips

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.

Hilltop Happenings
Bradley Founder's 200th Birthday

July 31st marks the 200th birthday of Bradley's founder Lydia Moss Bradley.  Various events and programs this fall will celebrate the occasion.

The first event to celebrate the bicentennial birthday will be on Friday, July 29th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Springdale Cemetery.  The public is invited to a brief ceremony to hear from representatives from Bradley's faculty, student body, administration, and the city of Peoria as we remember and honor our founder.
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 host 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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