Activities & Social Events
NEWCOMER Meet & Greet at The Bishop’s House -- Saturday, April 6, 10:30am
New to OLLI at Duke? You are invited to join us for a morning program hosted by our Membership Committee. New OLLI at Duke members will have an opportunity to meet other members and supporters, board of advisors members, and our director, Garry Crites. We’ll have refreshments, and, after the program, will tour nearby Lilly Library and The Marketplace dining hall on Duke’s East Campus. If you are planning to attend, please respond by e-mail to OLLIatDUKE@aol.com, with the subject “Meet & Greet.” We look forward to meeting you.
Activities are an integral part of the OLLI program, providing opportunities to learn and socialize outside the classroom. If you have general questions or suggestions for activities, call Garry Crites at 919-684-2703. If you want to find out more about any of the listed groups, please contact the coordinator for that activity.
This informal group reading contemporary literature meets on the second Monday of every month at 3:15pm in The Bishop’s House. The books to be discussed are:
- March: Stewart O’Nan, Emily Alone
- April: Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes
- May: Alexandra Fuller, Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness
- June: Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
- September: Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies
Coordinator: Judy Grauer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-416-0755.
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE
Join us for a fun way to get exercise, both physical and mental, and improve your balance. The folk dances we practice are done in a line or circle (no partner is needed) and are low impact (not highly strenuous). Most of the dances originated in Eastern Europe. Our ongoing class meets on Tuesdays, 1:30–2:45pm at Croasdaile Village Retirement Community. Newcomers are welcome at any time. There is no charge, but you will need to contact coordinator Judy Stafford at 919-383-7172 or email@example.com for more information.
LANGUAGE TABLES AT LUNCHTIME
- French with Maria Elliott (919-682-0812) meets 12:00–1:00pm Tuesdays in The Studio at The Forest at Duke Retirement Center.
- German with Barbara McCauley (919-489-9693) meets at The Forest at Duke, Thursdays at 10:00am.
MAC COMPUTER USERS GROUP
Mac users will gather for Q&A and short presentations on topics of interest. The group will meet periodically at a day, time, and place to be announced. Coordinators: Mary Jo Fickle, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Susan Eure, email@example.com.
Are you interested in working on photography with like-minded OLLI members? We meet throughout the year on the second Thursday of the month at 3:15pm in The Bishop’s House. Coordinator: Ken Lundstrom, 919-206-4639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring your instrument and join us—the Baillie Branslers. All voice categories are welcome, and we are now also welcoming viola di gamba players. The group is led by Kay Bailey (email@example.com) and meets Fridays at 1:15pm at Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill.
SCIENCE BOOK CLUB
We read and discuss books of substance on topics ranging from biology, evolution, and the physical sciences to medicine, the environment, and biographies of famous scientists. You do not have to have a science degree to participate, and no registration is required. The group meets the first Thursday of the month at 3:15pm at The Bishop’s House. Coordinator: Dayna Lucas, 919-968-7667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.