Upcoming Trips

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 Hindu Temple in Lilburn, GA
November 26, 2018   *This trip is full, but a waitlist is being accepted 

Join OLLI member, Mony Abrol, on November 7 as he hosts a day trip to the Hindu Temple (BAPS Shri Swaminarayan mandir) in Lilburn, GA. Members will depart from Athens at 9:30 AM and arrive in time to attend the 11 AM service. Following the service, members will have time to explore

the temple architecture and construction before boarding the bus for a short ride to a fine Indian restaurant in Lilburn where Mony has arranged for the group to enjoy lunch. The group will return to Athens around 3:30 PM.

Entering the temple requires climbing a number of steps and then removing your shoes. Since the marble floors are both hard and cold it is recommended that members wear or bring heavy socks. Admission to the temple service is free but everyone is asked to bring a donation of two cans of Vegetarian food (i.e. canned vegetables, fruit) in lieu of an entrance fee.

The cost of this trip, including the bus and driver tip is $70. Lunch will be at participants’ own expense based on their menu selection.

 

Band of Brothers: D-Day 6 June 1944
April 9-18, 2019

The Band of Brothers is a ten-day battlefield tour to France, April 9-18, 2019.  OLLI members will register for the class being taught prior to the trip and the coordinate the trip with our tour operator, Go Ahead Tours.  The description of the class is listed below and trip participants must register for the class prior to signing up for the trip.

The Band of Brothers is an intensive, five-session course on the Allied invasion of Normandy, June 6 1944, the campaign to liberate France, and the destruction of the German military in the West. Due to the in-depth nature of the subject, this course will focus on the epic airborne operation, the landings at Omaha and Utah Beaches, and the Battle of the Hedgerows. Light preparatory reading, viewing, and role-playing will enhance the learning process.

Col. Lawrence H. Saul, Retired, served for thirty-four years in the US Army. His service included tours in Germany, Holland, Kosovo, and other locations. He was one of the last veterans of Viet Nam serving on active duty when he retired in 2008. Saul earned a BA in history from Georgia State as well as two masters. He leads tours to the main battlefields of Europe.