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  • DIRECTOR'S NOTE: Fall term Updates

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Greetings! Have you received your Fall 2017 OLLI course catalog yet?  If not, it should be in your mailbox any day now! We are offering 18 different courses this fall for your enjoyment. Registration begins Monday, September 11.

  • A Time to Share

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Join us on Wednesday, September 13, for A Taste of OLLI, our Fall Open House. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Mountaineer Mall. This will follow the 11th Annual Irving Goodman Aging Lecture Series with special guest speaker Dr. Pamela Teaster. Both events are free and open to the public; so, bring a friend and share our event!

  • JIM'S JOTTINGS: Labor Day Edition

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Labor Day Edition: Well, folks, after an almost uninterrupted 96 President's Corner columns and (so far) 7-1/2 Jim's Jottings....Jim is going to go on hiatus for the month of September. I think I deserve a break today, as some awful commercial once said. Labor Day weekend is the official End of Summer blow-out for most people so have a safe and sane holiday and I'll be back at ya by October 1.

  • Carl Taylor Chat N Chew

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    The Carl Taylor Chat 'n Chew will not meet this Monday, Labor Day. Instead, it will meet on Monday, September 11, at 9:00 AM at the Shoneys in Sabraton.

  • Light and Dark concludes!

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    This week concludes the Light and Dark summer film series with the Shadow of the Vampire; but, Fall Film Forum is just around the corner showing films that may have missed the box office in Morgantown.

  • JIM'S JOTTINGS: August 25, 2017

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Summer is on the wane and those of us who teach are likely ready for a break. OLLI’s continuing interest groups will carry-on, the sun will keep doing its job and the temperatures will gradually begin to dip and ready us for my favorite season—autumn. The 83% eclipse we saw here is now gone and we’ll have to wait 7 years for the next one. Bonnie and I were in Washington state in 1979 and must have seen the total eclipse that February, but I don’t remember it (!) so I am kind of wondering if it was so cloudy that we just missed it. We used to chuckle when we’d hear the local weather reports on TV or radio: “30% chance of sun-breaks today!” was rather common. It did rain nearly daily from November 1 through April, so…you get the idea.

  • FILM FORUM: August 30, 2017

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    To round out the Film Forum’s trilogy of horror, what would it be like to be making that original 1922 Nosferatu? This Wednesday, August 30 at 3:00 PM, join the Film Forum for Shadow of the Vampire, the final film of the summer series. Shadow of the Vampire is a film about the making of a German all time classic silent horror-movie from 1922 called Nosferatu-Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu-a Symphony of Horror).

  • PICKLEBALL

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Pickleball is fun and a great social game. It is easy to learn and play whether you’re five, eighty-five or somewhere in between. Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, an enthusiastic and dedicated group of men and women can be found playing pickleball at the Wesley Methodist Church gym. Join them, it’s free and open to the public.

  • SUPER. NATURAL. at the Phipps Conservatory

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Join us Tuesday, September 26, to visit the Phipps Conservatory to explore SUPER. NATURAL., a glass art exhibit by Jason Gamrath. Admission and food are on your own. Cost of travel is $20 for the bus and is payable by close of business on September 8. This trip is open to OLLI members, WVU Retirees, guests, and friends. To register, call OLLI at WVU at 304-293-1793.

  • Charting a Direction in Turbulent Times

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Join OLLI for their 11th Annual Irving Goodman Aging Lecture Series on September 13 at 1:00 PM at the Mountaineer Mall in Morgantown. This year's special guest speaker is Pamel B. Teaster, Ph.D. She will be addressing "Charting a direction in Turbulent Times: The Past, Present, and Future of Policies Affecting Older Adults."