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Don't Miss Out on These Study Groups!

Seats are still available in these fall study groups.  We invite you to join the conversation!  

Four Iconic Women I Have Known in the Theatre
Monday, September 10 - October 1, 2018
8:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Heartis Senior Living Village

Join us for this fabulous experience as Helen Engelbrecht, well-known and loved actor in dozens of plays at area theaters, takes us through dramatic portrayals of four women who have shaped our imaginations and honed our understanding of feminine power and passion.

Science of Gardening
Mondays, September 10 - October 15, 2018
9:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Peoria Next Innovation Center

This study group focuses on current, relevant scientific information for developing and caring for home gardens and landscapes.  You will be introduced to many of these controversial applied sciences topics that underlie sustainable landscaping and gardening, and scrutinize many gardening products and practices through the lens of science.

Pure Land Buddhism
Tuesdays, September 11 - October 30
9:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Michel Student Center, Bradley University

This study group will explore the scriptures, doctrinal interpretations, and historical development of this important form of Buddhism that has received less attention in the West.  The facilitator is Dr. Daniel Getz, professor of Philosophy and Religions Studies at Bradley University

For more information,  view a pdf of the fall study groups, call Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900, or register online.

Trivia Night Quickly Approaching
Register Today!

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4th Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser
Friday, August 24, 2018
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kickapoo Creek Winery

OLLI's Trivia Night Fundraiser is an annual event that combines fun, friends, and a friendly battle of the wits.  We'd love to see you at this year's event on August 24 at Kickapoo Creek Winery!

This year's theme is "The Sixties - 50 Years Later," so plan to wear something groovy.  Or if you prefer, bring funky items to adorn your tables!  Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed team and best decorated table.  Prizes will also be awarded to the top-scoring team ... and the lowest-scoring team!

Our evening will feature eight rounds of questions in nine categories, plus you'll have the chance to purchase "brain power" from Bradley students who will assist your table with answers.  As always, hosts Dan DiOrio and Greg Batton, from WMBD radio, will emcee the evening that will also feature plentiful hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and a cash bar.

Register online, or call Gwen or Bonnie at (309) 677-3900.   Individual registrations are $45 per seat, or purchase a table for your team of 8 for $360.  If you don't have a team, don't worry, we'll place you on one!

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OLLI Store at Lands' End

If you've ever wanted to own a polo, sweater, or accessory featuring the OLLI logo, here's your chance!

We've opened up an online store with Lands' End, where you can quickly and easily order a variety of apparel and promotional products customized with the OLLI logo.

To visit the store, please click here.  Once you've chosen an item and quantity, select "Apply Logo," and the OLLI logo will appear on your product.  It's that easy!  If you have questions, please call Lands' End at (800) 587-1541.