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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Class Host Registration: Class Host registration  will run noon, July 12 – noon, July 19. This short term volunteer opportunity has the perk of early registration. It is available to all OLLI@UGA members but there are things you will need to know. Check out the Class Host Registration page on our website for all the details including the link to register.

Class Host Orientation & Training – Join Host Coordinators, Toni & Chris Jones as they guide you through the steps to be a successful class host. August 8, September 12, October 3. All at 2 PM, River’s Crossing. No RSVP necessary.

Fall 2017 Registration information: Catalogs were mailed the week of July 3rd and are on their way to your mailbox.  Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming this Fall.   For information about the Fall 2017 Registration process, please check out the Fall 2017 Registration Page.

Fall OLLI@UGA Lifelong Learning Fair (formerly the Bash/Activity Fair): Save the date of Friday, September 8, 2017 1 – 3 PM. Additional details and location TBA

Notice: Dawg.Bytes – OLLI’s popular information technology SIG – has a new name and a new home. The group has moved to the Athens Clarke County Library. It is being merged with Tech Tips. Tech Tips is an ongoing program that SIG Leader Les Shindelman has been conducting at the library over the past year. The monthly meetings – resuming in September – will be the third Thursday of each month at the library on Baxter Street from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Members will find plenty of free parking, free WiFi, and easily accessible classrooms. Details about the group can be found on the library’s website starting August 30th. Members will be able to signup to receive announcements of upcoming meetings, view a calendar and have access to meeting presentations, in addition to the many computer lab options the library already offers. If you are interested in learning more about Tech Tips and have not already notified Les, please email him at lshindel2@gmail.com.

CONTINUING EVENTS

Spring Travel Study Events – Visit our travel study page to see information about upcoming trips and for the links to register.

Classes with available seats – Have some extra time? Wondering what’s still available?

3rd Annual Great Books Film Festival – Join your fellow OLLIs for a free movie hosted by the Great Books Selections class. Films will be shown in June, and July.

The OLLI Doc(umentary) Buffs special interest group is pleased to present the four-part BBC series “Putin, Russia, & the West” in two 2-hour screenings in July at the Special Collections Library.  This series, which won a 2012 George Foster Peabody Award, provides the background and analysis that are essential to understanding our world today. Series overview: Putin began his career as a KGB spy. But when he became President, he made himself an ally of the West. How did he do it? And what made Washington turn against him? For the first time Putin’s top colleagues – and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him – tell the inside story of one of the world’s most powerful men. Dates and times: Thursday, July 6, 2:30-5:00 pm (parts 1-2) and Thursday, July 27, 2:30-5:00 pm (parts 3-4). Screenings are free and open to the public. You do not need to be a member of the Doc Buffs SIG to attend.

CALLING all OLLIs

OLLI Times: Reminder: Material for the August 2017 OLLI Times should be sent to editor Susan Walker at swalkerwriter@gmail.com by Tuesday, July 25.  In the June OLLI Times “OLLI Briefs” section, the item on James Lineberger’s book and classes on Athens architecture gave the wrong email address for James. The correct address is jameswlineberger@gmail.com.

Classes for Spring 2018. Proposal forms for our Spring 2018 term (Feb 5 -June 8) will be accepted through close of business, October 15, 2017. Do you have a suggestion for a class or a presenter? Are you interested in teaching? Check out the TEACH for OLLI page on our website.

Photo Call: Did you know that OLLI@UGA has a Facebook page? While in class or at an OLLI event, snap a photo, and send it to the OLLI office (olli@uga.edu) or upload it to our Facebook page with the tag #olliuga.  Let’s show the community how we are having the time of our lives with OLLI@UGA.

Volunteer Opportunities: Did you know that OLLI@UGA has both short and long term volunteer opportunities available? Collating new member packets, being a class host, working on or leading a committee, serving in leadership. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sandy Clark (slbclark@bellsouth.net, 706-540-3194) to discuss how your talent, time, and willingness can help continue to drive the mission of OLLI@UGA.