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Welcome

to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Wilmington

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW is one of 117 prestigious institutes nationwide that are funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation with the mission to provide lifelong learning opportunities to people ages + 50 years old. In December 2011, UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) received a second $1 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI at UNCW was endowed by an initial foundation grant in 2007. With its second gift, the Osher Foundation recognized the ongoing excellence of UNCW’s OLLI program, noting its “outstanding educational service to seasoned adults.” UNCW’s OLLI has grown steadily, and now has more than 1,000 members, many non-members who participate in individual classes and

programs, and a dedicated OLLI building provided by UNCW. With the help of numerous OLLI volunteers, the Osher endowment and university support, OLLI will continue to offer the highest quality educational and lifelong learning opportunities to people ages 50+ in southeastern North Carolina.

Membership Counts Join our community of engaged seasoned learners who have found intellectual, cultural, personal and social growth through our many diverse programs. OLLI is all about “building community” and learning just “for the joy of it.” At OLLI we offer something uniquely valuable: Access through our academic classes and lectures to our outstanding UNCW Faculty and to local well-

known community members who are experts in their field of study or artistic accomplishment. Members enjoy a gateway to university events, leisure and recreational activities in and around the Wilmington Community, new cultures through study and travel, and an opportunity to meet new people through involvement with OLLI. We are a dedicated group of people who also volunteer time to make OLLI the best lifelong learning organization.

Join Now It is easy to become an OLLI member online at uncw.edu/olli, by phone at 910.962.3195 or by mail at OLLI, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. Enjoy the discounts on our outstanding adult learning programs. Membership has many privileges!

Support OLLI: Become a Member!

OLLI Member

OLLI CLUB

Membership dues

$30 semester

$250 semester

Discounts on all programs

yes yes

Randall Library privileges yes Cameron Art Museum

10% on membership

yes 10% on membership

OLLI Societies** unlimited/semester

* You must register for each program by calling 910.962.3195. All programs are subject to space availability.

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OLLI Member

OLLI CLUB

Academic Course* unlimited/semester Lunch Program*+

one per semester

Dinner Program*+

one per semester

Super Saturday Lecture*

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Member only events yes

yes

OLLI registration is at 1612 Military Cutoff Road, room 319, Wilmington, in the Bank of Ozarks building.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute OLLI Advisory Board 2012-13 Jim Strouse, chair Mary Walker, past chair, marketing Lynn Gattone, secretary, WOW co-chair, marketing Richard Graham, PLATO Linda Orlando, academics Terry Richman, revenue development

Ann Skiba, academics, marketing Bruce Sommers, marketing, finance Clauston Jenkins, academics Janice Kingoff, revenue development Henry Oakes, academics Geneva Reid, ASLA Bea Stewart, ASLA

Norman Bemelmans, UNCW Ellie Covan, UNCW Mark Hurt, UNCW Tracy Meyer, UNCW Rick Olsen, UNCW

Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s Tabitha Hutaff McEachern Lifelong Learning Speaker Series Dinners.......................................................................................4 Lunches......................................................................................5

Academic Courses Anthropology.............................................................................5 Art History................................................................................11 Cultural......................................................................................5 Health and Wellness.................................................................14 History.......................................................................................8 Literature..................................................................................12 Music..........................................................................................9 Philosophy and Religion.............................................................6 Political Science........................................................................11 Psychology...............................................................................14 Technology.................................................................................8

Special Events Adult Scholars Leadership Alumni............................................10 Adult Scholars Leadership Program..........................................10 Super Saturday.........................................................................15

Active Learning Comedy....................................................................................22 Cultural....................................................................................22 Fishing.....................................................................................25 Gardening.................................................................................22

Active Learning Golf..........................................................................................25 Hiking......................................................................................26 Kayaking..................................................................................24 Languages French..................................................................................23 Italian...................................................................................23 Spanish.................................................................................23 Met Opera................................................................................20 National Theatre Live................................................................21 Nature......................................................................................27 Summer Camps for Adults........................................................27 Technology...............................................................................27 Water Fitness............................................................................24 Wine Tasting.............................................................................23

OLLI Societies OLLI New Horizons Band...........................................................9 PLATO......................................................................................16 Science and Environmental Academy (SEA)..............................18 Wednesdays in Nature (WIN)...................................................19 Women on Wednesday (WOW)...............................................17

Engagement International Travel...................................................................29 Local Travel..............................................................................28

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o s h e r l i f e l o n g l e a r n i n g i n s t i t u t e ( OLLI ) a t u n c w

Enjoy an entertaining and educational dinner with UNCW’s most talented scholars and regional experts!

dinners Caberet To Spend One Night with You: A Salute to Doo Wop’s Love Songs with Phil Bruschi Tuesday, March 27 6 – 8 p.m. $40 member, $55 nonmember Register by March 22

Photo by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Portrait of an Artist with Linda Lavin and Steve Bakunas Monday, Jan. 30 6 – 8 p.m. $30 member, $40 nonmember Register by Jan. 25 Watch the portrait of an actress unfold while you hear her story told. Steve Bakunas, actor, director, set designer, musician and painter, will interview his Tony Award winning wife, Linda Lavin, as he paints her portrait right before your eyes! This is certain to be a unique and memorable evening with two of Wilmington’s most talented artists. 4  •  P a t h w a y s s p r i n g 2 0 1 2

Enjoy listening to Phil Bruschi perform some of the best Doo Wop love songs ever recorded, such as You Belong to Me by The Duprees, Twilight Time by The Platters, Till Then by The Classics and many more throughout the program. Learn how Doo Wop got its name, its stylistic origins and why it was so popular. So put on your bobby sox, grease that hair and get ready to go back in time for a nostalgic evening, reminiscing about those oldies but goodies.

Opera Lover’s Dinner with Nancy King Saturday, April 14 5:30 – 7 p.m. $40 member, $55 nonmember Register by April 11 Enjoy a meal and the camaraderie of fellow opera lovers. This meal will be served directly after the Met Live in HD production of La

Traviata and will include a glass of wine with dinner. We’ll be entertained by the talented students of professor Nancy King, whose UNCW Opera Outreach Program seeks to educate and expose area youth to the opera. Her students will perform select pieces from the operatic repertoire.

Blackbeard: The North Carolinian Nobody Knows with Elliot Engel Wednesday, May 2 6 – 8 p.m. $40 member, $60 nonmember Register by April 27 Using anecdotes, analysis and large doses of humor, Elliot Engel explores the life and legend of the pirate with North Carolina ties whose fearsome image and terrible reputation allowed him to commandeer ships by simply climbing aboard.


l u n che s The Lure of the Santa Fe Trail with Lavonne Adams Monday, Feb. 6 Noon – 1:30 p.m. $20 member, $25 nonmember Register by Feb. 1 In the mid-1800s, covered wagons and clusters of the adventurous began traveling the Santa Fe Trail—a route that stretched from Missouri to New Mexico. What compelled a person to say goodbye to loved ones, to commit to desert dust, threat of disease and unpredictable encounters with Indians? This presentation, a weaving of history and poetry, highlights both the drama and the day-to-day challenges faced in traversing this terrain of buffalo and adobe, of mesquite and mesas. Saddle up!

The “Big Dig:” The Intracoastal Waterway from Wrightsville to Carolina Beach with Elaine Hensen

a c a dem i c c o u r s e s ANTHROPOLOGY Human Prehistory: A Bioarchaeology Perspective

Global Studies: Brazil Series Package

with Daniel H. Temple

Four sessions $49 member, $79 nonmember

Tuesdays, Feb. 21 – March 6 Three Sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by Feb. 17 Human skeletal remains inform our understanding of the past. This course will introduce students to the methods and results that illustrate past lives and lifestyles, with an emphasis on hunter-gatherer societies from Japan. Temple is currently an assistant professor at UNCW. His research interests include skeletal and dental biology, evolutionary theory, mortuary analysis, and ancient huntergatherer groups in Japan, Florida, and Alaska.

CULTURAL Experiencing India with Florence Martin

Monday, March 5 Noon – 1:30 p.m. $20 member, $25 nonmember Register by Feb. 29

Fridays, March 23 and 30 Two sessions • 1 – 2:30 p.m. $29 member, $59 nonmember Register by March 20

Hear about the project that cut through natural inlets, salt water rivers, bays and sounds, changing our local landscape forever. See vintage photos, post cards and newspaper clippings that tell a story of the Intracoastal Waterway in New Hanover County. Come learn about the major players and the challenges they faced.

Immerse yourself in the mystery of India. This course explores the lifestyle, religions, cultures, languages, and dress of the ever mysterious and fascinating subcontinent of India. Florence Martin is an assistant professor in the instructional technology department at UNCW. She spent the first two decades of her life in India.

Each of the four courses in this new series will feature Brazil. This series offers to give participants a better understanding of how Brazil has acquired its rising power status in today’s world. During each session, UNCW instructors will share their particular expertise about the country. Register for one, two or save money and register for the whole series. Session 1: The Physical, Historical, and Cultural Geography of Brazil with Elizabeth Hines Monday, April 9 3 – 4:30 p.m. $19 member, $29 nonmember Register by April 4 Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country, with the motto, “Order and Progress.” Elizabeth Hines presents an overview of Brazil’s geography. Hines is associate professor of geography at UNCW. She earned a Ph.D. in cultural geography from Louisiana State University in 1992. She has been a UNCW faculty member since 1992, earning the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2007.

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PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION Session 2: Brazil Revealed: Movie and Discussion with Regina R. Félix Tuesday, April 10 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. $19 member, $29 nonmember Register by April 5 Discovery Atlas Video Brazil Revealed will be presented and followed by a discussion led by Regina Félix. Originally from Brazil, Félix taught at UUIC and the University of Georgia before joining UNCW in 2003. She specializes in Brazilian studies, particularly women’s studies, postcolonial theory, philosophy and literature. Session 3: Explorations of the Religions of Brazil with Herbert Berg

Berg is a professor of religion specializing in Islam and the director of international studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Born in Brazil and raised in Canada, he received his B.A. in religious studies and Middle East studies from the University of Waterloo in 1989. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D., in 1990 and 1996 respectively, specializing in Islam at the Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. He then taught at Middlebury College, the University of Vermont and Cornell University before coming to the Department of Philosophy and Religion at UNCW in 1997. Session 4:

Brazil, A Rising Global Power? with Carlos Rodriguez

Thursday, April 12 3 – 4:30 p.m. $19 member, $29 nonmember Register by April 9

Wednesday, April 11 6 – 7:30 p.m. $19 member, $29 nonmember Register by April 6

Carlos Rodriguez will discuss Brazil’s recent economic history and development, particularly the main aspects of the country’s growing presence in the global economic scene.

Baptists send more missionaries to Brazil than any other country, yet 90 percent of Brazilians already declare some religious affiliation. Brazilian religion is very diversified. Although almost three-fourths of Brazilians identify themselves as Catholic, there are also many Pentecostals, Protestants, Mormons, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists. Most unique are the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomble, Umbanda and Quimbanda and spiritism of the Kardecist variety. Herb Berg explores Brazilian religion, revealing a remarkable tolerance for diversity and in some cases, significant syncretism.

Rodriguez has been a professor of management at the UNCW Cameron School of Business since 2001. During his business career, Rodriguez worked in human resources and finance, both in industry and financial institutions of his native country, Brazil. Rodriguez has been engaged in research investigating factors of competitive advantage in economies with high levels of environmental uncertainty, ethnic and indigenous entrepreneurship. His publications include book chapters and articles in academic journals in Brazil and North America.

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Ethical Dilemmas : How Modern Ethical Theory And Science Can Help Us In Our Decisions with Michael Werner Mondays, April 30 – May 14 Three sessions • 10 – 11:30 a.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by April 23 Everyone has felt the conflict of ethical dilemmas. How can we analyze our own and others ethical choices? Are there tools to help us understand how we arrive at our choices? After examining modern ethical theory and the newer science of morality, we will see if we can apply this knowledge to real world ethical dilemmas. Fighting for civil rights at an early age and later working in many civil liberty organizations, Michael Werner’s life has revolved around understanding and promoting an ethical life stance. He has been president of the American Humanist Association, president of the Unitarian Church of Charlotte and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago Theological School and the Humanist Institute. He was a founder of the SMART Recovery program for people with addictions. With a graduate background in chemistry, Werner ran a successful chemical business and now lives in Wilmington.


In the Beginning… with Joseph Walser Mondays, April 9 – 23 Three sessions • 10 – 11:30 a.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by April 4 This session offers in-depth study of the origins of religion in the Near East with an emphasis on the oral and written traditions of Israel’s folk memories found in Genesis 1-12. Special attention will be paid to recent archaeological evidence of temples uncovered in southern Turkey which apparently reflect pre-civilization’s “hunting and gathering” stage. Joseph Walser, a Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies (emeritus), taught Bible for 36 years at Alma College in Michigan. For more than a dozen of those years, he served as an area supervisor in archeological digs in Israel. He has also taught undergraduate classes at UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Wilmington.

The Afterlife in the Western Imagination with Diana Pasulka Thursdays, March 22 – April 5 Three sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by March 15 Europeans have imagined the afterlife in diverse and creative ways throughout time. This class will focus on some of the most popular depictions of the afterlife, from the early modern time period to the present. It will look at other world journeys, such as found in Dante’s Divine Comedy, and assess current testimonies of near death experiences. What do these images, if

anything, have in common? What is the status of the “reality” or “lack of reality” of these portrayals? These questions and others will guide the research. Pasulka is an associate professor of religious studies who has taught at UNCW for nine years. She focuses on American Catholic history and has published writings about afterlife themes in children’s and women’s literature of the 19th century.

400 Years On the BestSeller List: The History and Impact of the King James Bible with Philip C. Stine Mondays, March 26 – April 2 Two sessions • 3 – 4:30 p.m. $29 member, $59 nonmember Register by March 19

First American Philosophers: The Pragmatists Wednesdays, March 21 – April 4 Three sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by March 16 Join an exploration of the first American philosophers, the school of pragmatists. Pragmatism is a philosophy of truth and meaning: the belief that the meaning of a doctrine is the same as the practical effects of adopting it and a very American notion. Meet three noted American Pragmatists with three philosophy and religion UNCW faculty: March 21: William James with Don Habibi March 28: Charles Sanders Pierce with Patricia Turrisi April 4:

John Dewey with Matthew Waldschlagel

For 400 years the King James Bible has been the principal Bible for millions of English speaking Christians. Explore its origins in the politics of the 16th and 17th centuries and its influence on democracy in England and America. Find out how it has been a major influence on the standardization of the English language as well as on our daily speech and on English literature and oratory. Philip C. Stine spent 30 years with the United Bible Societies directing Bible translation work in 125 countries, leading research in the field of translation and later directing all global program development, publishing and marketing. He has authored numerous books and articles on translation and linguistics.

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a c a dem i c c o u r s e s TECHNOLOGY Living in a Digital Age with Jeff Ertzberger Mondays, Feb. 13 – 27 Three sessions • 3 – 4:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by Feb. 8 Session 1: Buying and Selling in the Digital Age If you ever wanted to buy or sell something online but didn’t know where to start, this workshop is for you. Participants will learn how to post and sell things on the popular e-commerce sites such as Ebay and Craigslist and how to avoid common errors and scams when buying or selling on these popular sites. Learn how to use the web to comparison shop for items and how to sign up for savings alerts on almost any product. Session 2: Communicating in the Digital Age Talk to anyone in the world for free and see their picture. Participants will discover how easy it is to use the free and low-cost communication software like Skype to connect with loved ones around the globe. Topics to be covered include setting up firsttime accounts, downloading software and setting up friends list. Common errors to avoid when using communication software will also be discussed. Session 3: Photos and Videos in the Digital Age Learn how easy it is to shoot, edit and share photos with today’s technology. Participants will be shown the common features of new digital cameras and digital video recorders. Free and low-cost software will be demonstrated to edit and distribute photos and videos. 8  •  P a t h w a y s s p r i n g 2 0 1 2

Jeff Ertzberger is a lifelong educator. During his career he has been a classroom teacher and specialist for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. He is currently the director of technology for the Watson School of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Artificial Intelligence: Now and in the Future with Curry Guinn Mondays, April 9 – 30 Four sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $49 member, $79 nonmember Register by April 2 Artificial Intelligence (AI) captures the public imagination in both utopian dreams of helpful, clever, talkative computer assistants (C3PO in Star Wars, Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation) and dystopian nightmares where computers become our malevolent offspring (SkyNet in Terminator, HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Matrix). In this course, we will attempt to cut through the hype and discuss the reality of artificial intelligence. What exactly is AI? How do current technologies like IBM’s Watson (Jeopardy champion) or Google’s search use AI techniques? What is the future of AI and how will that impact society? Is true AI even possible? Curry Guinn is an associate professor in computer science at UNCW and holds a Ph.D. from Duke University. He worked for nine years at Research Triangle Institute where he was principal investigator in the development of interactive virtual humans with emotions that affect their body and facial gestures, decision-making and language generation. Guinn conducts research in the area of natural language processing

with specializations in text mining, semantic analysis and affect and sentiment identification. He has more than 40 publications in the field of artificial intelligence.

HISTORY The History and Mystery of Spain with William McCarthy Tuesdays, April 24 – May 8 Three sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by April 19 Spain is a fascinating country of paradoxes: rich/poor, urban/rural and repressive/ libertine. Join William McCarthy as he explores these topics through an introduction to the history and culture of Spain. Explore Spanish history from ancient and medieval Spain through the Golden Age to the Civil War and into the 20th century and conclude with a contemporary overview of Spanish culture. McCarthy, an associate professor, has taught history at UNCW since 1989, including courses on the history of Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Europe, the Reformation, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, postcolonialism and masculinity. Publications focus on Manila Galleon and the maritime history of Spain and Portugal. He had an article in the December 2011 issue of the International Journal of Maritime History. He has conducted archival research in many countries, to include Spain, Portugal and France.


music African American Politics

The Cold War: A New Look

with Earl Sheridan

with Carole Fink

Wednesdays, April 18 – 25 Two sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $29 member, $59 nonmember Register by April 16

Mondays, Jan. 23 – Feb. 6 Three sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by Jan. 18

This course will examine the changing nature of African American politics and its impact on the American political system.

This course looks at the long struggle between the U.S. and the USSR that engulfed the entire globe before ending, unexpectedly, in the last decade of the twentieth century. While focusing on political history, examine key ideas and individuals as well as the cultural, economic and military aspects of the Cold War and the ongoing debate over its origins, course, end and legacy.

A native Wilmingtonian, Earl Sheridan is a professor and chair of the Department of Public and International Affairs at UNCW. He received his B.A. in political science from Appalachian State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. He has taught political science at UNCW since 1980. In 2005, he was elected to the Wilmington City Council and in 2009 was chosen mayor pro-tem.

Carole Fink is a former faculty member of UNCW and a Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at The Ohio State University. She is a specialist in European International history.

Operatic Masterpieces at the Met with Barry Salwen Tuesdays, Jan. 17 – Jan. 31 Three sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by Jan. 16 Get to know the music, composers and stories behind the operas being heard this season in the Met Opera Live in HD series showing at Lumina Theater. From the Baroque pastiche Enchanted Island to Verdi’s La Traviata, Salwen prepares us to get the most enjoyment from the music, stories and productions. See the entire Met Opera schedule on page 20. Barry Salwen, associate professor of music, is a concert pianist and long-time member of the UNCW music faculty. Opera is one of his favorite types of music and one of his favorite experiences, both in the U.S. and when he travels in Europe.

O L L I N e w H o r i z on s B a n d with John LaCognata, Ph.D., music

Mondays, Jan. 23 – April 30 • 14 sessions • 7 – 9 p.m. $79 member, $109 nonmember • Register by Jan. 20 Have you heard about the OLLI Band? In cooperation with the UNCW music department, the OLLI New Horizons Band provides an ensemble experience for adult brass, woodwind and percussion players interested in making music. The band welcomes all adults who are currently playing their instrument as well as those individuals who participated in their school music programs and may not have played for a long time. “It’s Never too Late” is the motto of the New Horizons Band. Each weekly session includes sectionals and full band recitals. The band performs one concert at the conclusion of each semester. LaCognata received his bachelor of science in music education from the University of Illinois, his master of music in trumpet performance from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in music education with an emphasis in wind conducting at the University of Florida.

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Adult Scholars Leadership Program 2012 Feb. 22 – 29 Six sessions • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Whether you’re a newcomer to Wilmington or have lived here all of your life, you can learn more about your community and how to become involved by participating in this program. ASLP is designed to connect you directly with community leaders in the arts, education, health care, government and economic arenas. Come prepared to learn, discuss, and explore ways to actively engage in finding solutions to regional challenges. $250 (OLLI membership required) • Register by Feb. 8 photo by Nataliya Lukhanina/Getty Images/Hemera/Thinkstock

For more information visit www.uncw.edu/adultscholars

Spring 2012 Meetings

Adult Scholars Leadership Alumni (ASLA) ASLA welcomes alumni of the Adult Scholars Leadership Program for monthly meetings and guest speakers. For more information, contact Kathy McDaniel at 910.962.3699.

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January 26

March 22

Cleve Callison

Larry Clarke

Station Manager for the Southeastern North Carolina public radio (NPR) station WHQR

Dean, Cameron School of Business UNCW

February 23

April 26

Chris Scott

Johnny Griffin

Community Outreach Coordinator for the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center

Director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission


a c a dem i c c o u r s e s POLITICAL SCIENCE Terrorism and Counterterrorism in the Current International System with Daniel Masters Mondays, March 19 – April 2 Three sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by March 14 This course analyzes terrorism as an evolving security threat since the 9/11 attacks, taking into account the impact of the decapitation of Al-Qaida and the impact of the Arab Spring. Daniel Masters is an assistant professor of political science whose research and teaching focus on international security, terrorism and political violence. He has published in numerous journals on American foreign policy, collective security and terrorism and structural causes of terrorism.

ART HISTORY Women in Art History: Part 2 – From Mary Cassatt to Judy Chicago with Benjamin Billingsley Wednesdays, Feb. 15 – 29 Three sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by Feb. 10 This course is an exploration of the contributions to Western art history made by women. The artists to be discussed have been too often excluded, ignored or relegated to the status of secondary members of important movements “led” by male artists. Rather than being a “revisionist” history, the course will

address various factors that kept many women out of the art world system and out of traditional art historical surveys, while emphasizing the importance of the goals and accomplishments of visionary women artists throughout history. Benjamin Billingsley will focus on artists from the Post-Impressionist era to the present (including Kollwitz, Kahlo, O’Keeffe, Hartigan, Frankenthaler, Nevelson, Applebroog and Holzer). Billingsley is a painter and printmaker in Wilmington. He earned an M.F.A. from UNC Greensboro in 1995, studying under Walter Barker, William Collins and John Maggio. He has exhibited work in the Southeastern United States as well as in Estonia, Russia and Japan. He was one of the artists in the Big Print Block Party (2010), printing 4x8-foot woodblocks with a steamroller.

Historic Architecture of Wilmington with Edward F. Turberg Mondays, Feb. 27 – March 12 Three sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by Feb. 22 Edward Turberg presents the historic architecture of Wilmington, including Georgian and Federal, Greek Revival and Gothic Revival, Italianate (Wilmington’s favorite) and Queen Anne (Victorian) styles. The city is rich in its array of exemplary architecture, and Turberg will point out distinctive characteristics of each style and period.

Turberg is a native of Long Island, N.Y., with a master’s degree in architectural history from the University of Virginia. Since 1972, he has worked with the N.C. Department of Archives and History as a restoration specialist at private and stateowned historic sites. He is now a freelance consultant in preservation and architectural history in Wilmington, including county architectural surveys, National Register nominations, historic plaque research for Historic Wilmington Foundation, Inc., and investment tax credit consultation. He also lectures on the architecture of the Cape Fear region.

Edgar Degas and James McNeill Whistler: Painters, Printmakers and Pastellists with Kemille Moore, Donald Furst Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 17 – 26 Four sessions • 5 – 6:30 p.m. $49 member, $79 nonmember Register by April 13 Explore the works of Degas and Whistler in three media: pastel, prints and painting. It is unusual to find artists who were so prolific and proficient in such a range of diverse techniques. Join this historical examination of their works along with studio demonstrations of the techniques they used in creating their prints and pastels. Donald Furst is a professor of printmaking at UNCW. Kemille Moore is dean of UNCW’s University College and is an art historian in the Department of Art and Art History at UNCW.

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a c a dem i c c o u r s e s LITERATURE America Comes of Age: The Great Gatsby with William D. Atwill Tuesday, March 20 6 – 7:30 p.m. $19 member, $29 nonmember Register by March 19 The Great Gatsby is a novel everyone should read every decade of their lives. It is the quintessential “American coming-of-age novel,” and we find it a different novel every time we re-enter Gatsby’s glittering dreams and encounter the careless ruin of lives lost in pursuit of an American dream. William D. Atwill is associate director of the UNCW Honors College and an associate professor of English. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Duke University and is the author of Fire and Power: The American Space Program as Postmodern Narrative, a study of American literature and its reaction to the manned space program and Apollo moon missions of 1965-75. He is interested in changing attitudes toward life along the Atlantic seacoast in American literature from 1620 to the present.

OLLI Literary Club Tuesdays, Jan. 31 – April 24 Four sessions • 3 – 5 p.m. $49 member, $79 nonmember Register by Jan. 26 The Literary Club continues to explore great literary works. Each session is led by a UNCW English professor. The interactive nature of our club also enhances our experience, as members bring their insights and questions to discuss. Whether the offering is new to you or one you have read

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before, we believe you will benefit most if you read the selections prior to attending the session. Come connect with other readers. Join the OLLI Literary Club. Session 1: Misbehaving in Boccaccio’s Decameron with Paula Kamenish Tuesday, Jan. 31 You are in the year 1348. The Black Death is ravaging Florence. You and nine aristocratic friends flee the effects of the plague, but you must find something to occupy your time. Your 10-day exile yields 100 stories (10 each day), and each one is a carefully crafted tale of diversion, allowing you to laugh at the humorous ways in which humans can embarrass themselves. These charming little stories are guaranteed to delight and, perhaps, shock you. Paula Kamenish is an associate professor of English who holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from UNC Chapel Hill. In 2000, she was awarded a UNCW Distinguished Teaching Professorship and the UNCW Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award. Her forthcoming book is Mamas of Dada: Women of the European Avant-Garde. Session 2:

Binocular Vision: Perspectives on Human Nature in Edith Pearlman’s New Short Story Collection with Barbara Waxman

Tuesday, Feb. 28 We’ll explore Edith Pearlman’s brilliant characterizations and moral universe in several stories. Discussion will feature

“Day of Awe,” “Rules,” “Home Schooling,” “Binocular Vision” and “Self-Reliance.” We’ll see how Pearlman develops her “big themes” of growing up, family, death and love. Her narrative strategies, psychological insights and moral values will emerge through our close reading of key passages of dialogue, descriptions of settings and narrators’ comments. A professor of English, Barbara Waxman has taught literature at UNCW since 1982. Her courses focus on women in literature, multicultural literatures of the U.S., literature and aging, and the memoir, especially the food memoir. Waxman has published two books on the literature of aging and a third about multicultural literature and gender issues. Session 3: Joyce Carol Oates’ We Were the Mulvaneys

with Michelle L. Britt

March 27 This session will discuss We Were the Mulvaneys in terms of the historical, familial and ethical issues that arise. We will also discuss the variety of opinions that exist about the text and Oates’ exploration of the inherently evil side of human nature. Michelle L. Britt grew up in Lockport, N.Y. (home to Joyce Carol Oates) and teaches in the creative writing program at UNCW. She had the privilege of meeting Oates and was fascinated by her, her writing and the history behind the region that frequents her work (western New York and the Erie Canal).


Session 4:

The Importance of Performing Oscar Wilde’s Earnest with Paula Kamenish

April 24 Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest has a subtitle: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People – what better way for the serious reader to spend the afternoon than to be transported to a sumptuous 1890s English manor house full of witty dialogue and Victorian values? Our discussion will culminate in a live reading of the third act, where we will learn the identity of the baby in the handbag.

Shakespeare’s Cheeky Theft or From Whence Did A Comedy of Errors Spring? with John Fennell Wednesdays, Feb. 8 – 22 Three sessions • 3 – 4:30 p.m. $39 member, 69 nonmember Register by Feb. 1 Shakespeare lifted the plot of The Comedy of Errors directly from Plautus, a popular Roman playwright. But whereas Plautus’ comedy presents a set of twins who are often mistaken for one another, Shakespeare’s version boldly adds a second set of twins to the mix, thus doubling the comic possibilities. In anticipation of the National Theatre Live HD broadcast from London in early March, we will look at Plautus’ comedy The Brothers Menaechmus and compare it to Shakespeare’s brilliant virtuoso riff.

John Fennell, the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to the Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., has enjoyed a summer residency at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and has taught English, drama and Shakespeare for more than 25 years.

Bridging the Gap: Tools for Selling Your Novel with Christy English Tuesdays, April 3 – 17 Three sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by March 30 This class offers students multiple ways of bridging the gap between the creation of their novel and selling that novel in the open market. Though this is difficult, it can be done. Bridging the Gap: Tools for Selling Your Novel will teach students how to write a query letter, how to pitch their novel at a writer’s conference in 90 seconds or less, and other tools for finding an agent, and for getting their novel sold to a publisher. Christy English is the author of the historical fiction novels: The Queens Pawn and To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine from New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Publishing. Her romance series, Shakespeare in Love, published by Sourcebooks, will come out in September 2012.

Literary and Cultural Landscapes of London with Bill Phillips Tuesdays, April 3 – 17 Three sessions • 1 – 2:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by March 29 This short course will provide enrichment for those interested in the OLLI trip to England in May or for anyone interested in an introduction to three of the major English writers of the 19th century. Sessions will cover Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and the Brownings. Bill Phillips served as chairperson of the communications department at UNC Pembroke and has taught a variety of courses at UNCW for the past five years. He will be leading the OLLI trip to England in May 2012, as he has traveled extensively through England and Ireland.

Tennessee Williams and Barbeque! Southern Culture: Theater of the American South Saturday, May 19 • 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. $85 member, $115 nonmember Register by May 14 see page 28

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PSYCHOLOGY The Science of Remembering: How the Brain Makes Memories and How They Can be Improved Thursdays, April 12 – May 3 Four sessions • 6 – 7:30 p.m. $49 member, $79 nonmember Register by April 9 Join four professors from the UNC Wilmington psychology department as they delve into workings of the mind as it remembers and forgets. Session 1: Today’s Neuroscience Research on Memory with Julian Keith Julian Keith presents an overview of what modern neuroscientists now know about how the brain creates and stores memories. Keith is a UNCW alumnus with a doctorate from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His interests are memory, neurogenesis and neuroplasticity, including the emerging field of neurofeedback and its application to ADHD. Session 2: A Working Memory Workout Jeffrey Toth Working memory refers to the ability to hold and manipulate important information in mind and is thought to be a key process in executive functions, fluid intelligence and other high-level forms of cognition. Toth reviews the cognitive and neural foundations of working memory, discusses how working memory changes with age and demonstrates how working memory may be improved with training. Toth studies the cognitive and neural basis of memory, attention, and aging. Toth has published over 30 research articles and 14  •  P a t h w a y s s p r i n g 2 0 1 2

is currently co-director of the Aging & Cognitive Training (ACT) Lab at UNCW. Jeff is also the founder of Minds Refined, a company that creates computer games designed to increase memory and attention skills. Session 3: Metacognition and Aging with Karen Daniels Metacognition is the ability to monitor one’s ongoing cognitive activity. When we encounter information that we may need at a later time, we must be able to assess how well we have learned it. This talk will discuss the science of metacognition, its real world implications, and how it changes with age. Karen Daniels has a doctorate in cognitive aging from Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests are cognitive science, exercise and health. Session 4:

Innovative Cognitive Interventions: Incorporating What We Know into Our Everyday Lives with Alissa Dark-Freudman

Examine the impact of several innovative cognitive interventions currently underway such as Synapse, Senior Odyssey and Experience Corps. Discuss some tips and tricks that can be incorporated into your daily life that will improve your everyday memory ability. Alissa Dark-Freudman studied developmental psychology at the University of Florida, with a concentration in adult development and aging and a minor in gerontology. Her research focuses on the personal goals adults set for themselves related to cognition and health.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS Aging in Today’s Society with Angela L. Wadsworth Tuesdays, Feb. 7 – 21 Three sessions • 4 – 5:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by Feb. 2 Explore various topics such as retirement, living arrangements, health care and end of life options, issues and planning. Discuss social policy as it relates to all of us, using Medicare and Social Security as examples. How do these programs need to change in order to provide continuing benefits to current recipients, as well as for future generations? Angela Wadsworth is a medical sociologist who received her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Kentucky with a focus on medical sociology and graduate certification and training as a medical behavioral scientist.

The Friday Forum with Mike Wang and Lou Orlando

Friday, Jan. 27 • Seven sessions 9 a.m. social hour • 10 a.m. – Noon, class time $30 member, $60 nonmember Register by Jan. 24

Join this class for an adventure in collaborative learning and informed conversation. Group members will take turns leading discussions. The discussion leader will distribute reading material and questions for consideration prior to the session and facilitate the ensuing exchange of ideas. Discussion topics will include The Massachusetts Health Plan, Radicalism, Polarization of Political Views and others to be chosen.


Super Saturday america comes of age Saturday, March 3 • 8:30 a.m. ­­– Noon $15 member, $25 nonmember • Register by Feb. 29

Join us for a morning of immersion in the early 20th century – it’ll be the bee’s knees! Session 1

Session 3

History of the Early 20th Century

Music of the Jazz Age

with Candice Bredbenner, associate professor of history at UNCW

with Frank Bongiorno, UNCW professor of music

Candice Bredbenner starts the morning with an overview of the U.S. in the first quarter of the 20th century. She teaches courses on modern U.S. history, women’s history, and legal history at UNCW. Her current research focuses on public discourse and policies in the interwar years that revealed Americans’ heightened interest in defining the obligations of U.S. citizenship.

Jazz had become the popular music of the day during the Roaring 20’s, particularly in big cities, such as New York, Chicago and New Orleans. This course examines the era in American history through its jazz musicians as well as the socio-economic conditions that provided the impetus for its success and popularity.

Session 2

Frank Bongiorno is professor of saxophone and jazz studies coordinator in the UNCW Department of Music, where he has taught since 1982. His students have received national and international recognition, and he was recognized for his contributions to teaching with the 2011 North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. He remains active as a recitalist, orchestral soloist, jazz artist and clinician throughout the United States, as well as abroad and has written numerous publications, including saxophone transcriptions of classical music and original compositions for jazz combo.

Art of the Jazz Age with Ben Billingsley, art instructor at Cape Fear Community College America came of age in the years following the First World War. During the Jazz Age, artists not only explored modern European styles but also gave birth to uniquely American forms of expression and saw the rise of American versions of Dada, Surrealism and Art Deco, along with American Modernist styles including Synchronism and the Harlem Renaissance. Ben Billingsley is a painter and printmaker. He has an M.F.A. from UNC Greensboro (1995), where he studied under Walter Barker, William Collins and John Maggio. He has exhibited his works in the southeastern United States as well as in Estonia, Russia and Japan. He was one of the artists in the Big Print Block Party (2010), printing 4x8-foot woodblocks with a steamroller.

R e g i s t e r e a r l y!

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Register for two OLLI Societies and receive a $10 discount on others.

TUESDAYS WITH PLATO Tuesdays, Jan. 24 – May 8 16 sessions • 10 a.m. – Noon Register by Jan. 24 $50 member, $80 nonmember chaired by Richard Graham

PLATO, People Learning Actively Teaching Ourselves, is meaningful and fun peer interaction at its best. Classic PLATO sessions are led by guest speakers. Medleys, Book Discussions and International Issues (INT) sessions are led by PLATO members. Jan. 24

Classic: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Housing Bubble, led by Richard Verrone, UNCW Cameron School of Business Executive in Residence

Jan. 31

Medley: Use of Methane Gas as a Natural Power Source, led by Michael Heeb, marine physical biochemist

Feb. 7

Book Discussion: Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand, led by Vince Lupoi

Feb. 14

International: State of the Oceans, led by Elaine Cooper

Feb. 21

Classic: Health Care Economics, led by Ned Robinson, economics professor

Feb. 28

Medley: Photography, led by Gordon C. Web, communications

March 6

Book Discussion: The Wrecking Crew by Thomas Frank, led by Mike Wang

March 13 International: Mexico, led by Richard Graham and Phyllis Oakes March 20

Classic: Underwater Archaeology, led by Julep Gillman-Bryan, diving instructor, underwater archaeologist and photographer

March 27 Medley: The Scopes Trial of 1925: Solidifying America’s Religious and Scientific Divide, led by Henry Oakes

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April 3

Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, led by Lou Orlando

April 10

International: Middle East Alignment, led by Tom Fulda

April 17

Classic: 1491, led by Bil Atwill, UNCW English professor

April 24

Medley: History of American Music, led by Tom Bacik

May 1

Book Discussion: The Big Short by Michael Lewis, led by Clauston Jenkins and Elwood Walker

May 8

International: Cyber Security, led by Linda Rogala


Wednesdays, Feb. 8 – April 11 Ten sessions • 10 a.m. – Noon $45 member, $75 nonmember Register by Feb. 3 chaired by Lynn Gattone and Stephanna Tewey

A forum for women to connect with interesting regional women to discuss meaningful subjects. Feb. 8 Leadership in the 21st Century: What Happens When the Good Ole Boys Meet the Good Ole Girls? Marsha L. Carr, assistant professor in educational leadership at UNCW, speaks about how leadership and the roles of leaders have changed over the years. She draws from her experiences as the first female school superintendent in her West Virginia school district and shares humorous and inspirational tales about leadership. Some stories are just too good to be kept secret! Feb. 15 New Hanover County Names and Neighborhoods Beverly Tetterton, special collections librarian at New Hanover County Public Libraries, describes the growth of Wilmington from the 18th century to the modern day and explains the reasons behind the naming of some areas of New Hanover County. Feb. 22 Women in Mexico: Issues and Advances Amanda Boomershine, associate professor of Spanish and linguistics at UNCW, examines the many issues that women face in present-day Mexico, along with the advances that have been made by women and for women. Feb. 29 Bathing Beauties in Vintage Postcards (Part Two) Elaine Henson, retired teacher and local historian, follows her popular Bathing Beauties program, Bathing Fashions from the late 1800s to the 1960s, with a look at children’s beach wear from the last 100 years and adult swim suits from the ’40s, ’50’s and ’60’s. Post cards and photos show local bathers at Wrightsville Beach and Lumina Pavilion.

March 7 Connecting Art Forms through Dance: Faces of Terezin by composer John Federico Lesa Broadhead, professor, independent dance artist and instructor, portrays how visual art, poetry and music come together to create a connection in depicting the lives of the children of the Holocaust, their thoughts and daily activities. March 14 Women of the Old and New Testament Diana Pasulka, associate professor of religious studies and philosophy at UNCW, discusses women in both traditions that have been overlooked but who were very powerful in their day. She reveals how the traditions have de-emphasized the roles these women played in Biblical history. March 21 Healthy Women and Healthy Communities Kathleen Ennen, assistant professor of nursing at UNCW, and Shirley Gerrior, contributing faculty at Walden University, introduces Healthy People 2020, a guide to improve the nation’s health. They present useful tools and tips for women on nutrition, physical activity, and heart health, along with state and local health policies. March 28 From Wives to Students Mary Ombonga, international outreach coordinator with the UNCW Watson School of Education, describes the opportunities and challenges of educating girls rescued from early and prearranged marriages in Kenya. April 4 Music from the Romantica and Post Romantic Eras Susan Savia, local singer and musician, takes us on a musical journey from the mid to late 1800s into the early 1900s. She sings American and English music, inspired by love, nature, home and family, and talks about the music and time period in which it was being performed. April 11 Meet the Help, An Anthology of True Stories Bertha Boykin Todd, author, educator and local civil rights activist, introduces her new book and shares stories such as “Domestics Come in ALL Colors” and “I WAS the Help!”

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Thursdays, Jan. 26 – May 10 15 sessions • 10 a.m. – Noon $50 member, $80 nonmember • Register by Jan. 26 chaired by Rich Peruggi

SEA and Coffee meets weekly to present relevant topics from the fields of science and the environment. UNCW professors as well as knowledgeable community presenters share their expertise and offer opportunities for enjoyable interaction in a friendly, relaxed setting. Jan. 26

Biography of Charles Darwin William McCarthy, UNCW history professor, will discuss the life and work of the English naturalist, Charles Darwin.

Feb. 2

Spiders! (and a Few Other Friends without Backbones) Join Andy Wood, education director for Audubon North Carolina, for a fun and informative program about the beauty and ecological significance of the lesser heralded beings that share our homes, yards and other spaces.

Feb. 9

Using Marine Mammals to Address Global Scale Ocean Issues Peggy Sloan, director of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, will describe some research activities involving the marine species that populate the North Carolina coastline.

Feb. 16

Ability Garden Phyllis Meole, extension agent specializing in horticultural therapy at the New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Arboretum, will explain how the Ability Garden uses horticulture as a therapeutic intervention to improve human well-being.

Feb. 23

Water, Resources and Issues (Global to Local) Roger Shew, UNCW geography and geology professor, will discuss why water (resources and quality) is the issue of this century or soon will be and is one of the big four (population, energy, climate change, water) concerns of most natural scientists.

March 1

Window to the Dark Side of the Universe In this presentation, Russell Herman, chair of the UNCW Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, will trace our understanding of the current models of cosmology over the last couple of centuries leading to the current standard model.

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March 8

Science in the School System Kim Bierstedt, K-12 science lead teacher with New Hanover County Public Schools, will update us on what is happening in science education in the New Hanover County schools.

March 15

Maintaining Navigable Waters Jenny Owens, environmental scientist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will provide information on the Corps’ navigation responsibilities along the North Carolina coast and the dredging and disposal methods used to maintain navigable channels.

March 22

All Things Weather Stephen Keebler, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, will give us a comprehensive look at what the National Weather Service does and what they do for us.

March 29

Invasive Species in North Carolina Charlotte Glen, agricultural agent specializing in horticulture with the N.C. Cooperative Extension in Pender County, will describe invasive species in North Carolina with emphasis on those in the Southeastern portion of the state.

April 12

Aspects of Science and Technology William Holt, retired high school science teacher and researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will introduce us to scientific methods, processes and results.

April 19

N.C. Coastal Federation Water Quality Strategies and Initiatives for the Lockwood Folly Watershed Mike Giles, coastal advocate with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, will tell us about a three-year study conducted in the Lockwood Folly watershed, focusing on how to reduce the source pollution entering the river and begin the process of re-opening closed shellfish waters.

April 26

The Lower Cape Fear River Program Mike Mallin, research professor at the UNCW Center for Marine Science, will describe a multi-year water quality study of the Lower Cape Fear River carried out by UNCW scientists, which has also included an assessment of the fish communities.

May 3

Parallel Computing, Multi-core Computing, Grid Computing, and Cloud Computing: Where Are We Headed? Clayton Ferner, computer science professor at UNCW, will bring us up to date on some current areas of computer science.

May 10

Sunlight and Shadow Interactions with Petroglyphs Brian Davis, physics and physical oceanography professor at UNCW, will speak to us about petroglyphs (rock carvings) of the Southwest and how they interact with solstices and equinoxes.


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Feb. 22

Introduction to the Birds of the Lower Cape Fear Region, James F. Parnell, UNCW biology

professor emeritus

Feb. 29

Island Coalition

Protecting Eagles Island, Members of the Eagles

March 7

Underwater Research with the Underwater Vehicle Program, Glenn Taylor and Lance Horn, UNCW

Center for Marine Science

March 14 Introduction to Lake Waccamaw State Wednesdays, Feb. 22 – April 11 Eight sessions • 1 – 3 p.m. $35 member, $65 nonmember Register by Feb. 17 chaired by Melissa Juhan and Rosemary Tchoi

WIN stands for Wednesdays in Nature, a weekly nature program bringing a diverse look at the flora and fauna of our coastal North Carolina region.

Park: An Island Neutrality in a Sea of Acidity

Lake Waccamaw State Park education rangers

March 21 Conserving Biological Diversity in the Southeast Coastal Plain, Dan Ryan, the Nature Conservancy March 28 Energy from Algae and other Bio Fuels Kimberly Jones, CEO and senior research scientist for Alganomics LLC April 4 “Modern Greece:” The Ship that Launched Steam Blockade Running, Mark Wilde-Ramsing, deputy state archaeologist with the N.C. Office of State Archaeology April 11

Sea Turtle Monitoring at the Masonboro Island Reserve and the N.C. Coastal Reserve, Hope Sutton, N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Lu m i n a T h e at e r, F i s h e r St u d e n t C e n t e r Special Season Ticket Offer! $220 includes all eleven operas and one year OLLI membership with all of its privileges.

The Enchanted Island Saturday, Jan. 21 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Verdi’s

$20 member, $30 nonmember

Ernani

Register by Jan. 20

Saturday, Feb. 25

Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the Met presents an original Baroque fantasy, featuring a who’s who of Baroque stars led by eminent conductor William Christie. With music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others, the new libretto by Jeremy Sams combines elements of The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. David Daniels is Prospero, Joyce DiDonato is Sycorax, Danielle de Niese is Ariel, Luca Pisaroni is Caliban and Plácido Domingo makes special appearance as Neptune. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo also star. This dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met’s 125th Anniversary Gala).

1 – 5 p.m. $20 member, $30 nonmember Register by Feb. 24 Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani is her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.

Joyce DiDonato in Enchanted Island/photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Verdi’s

Massenet’s

La Traviata

Manon - encore

Saturday, April 14

Saturday, April 21

1 – 4 p.m.

1 – 5 p.m.

$20 member, $30 nonmember

$20 member, $30 nonmember

Wagner’s

Register by April 13

Register by April 20

Götterdämmerung

Natalie Dessay puts on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s principal guest conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.

Saturday, Feb. 11 Noon – 6:10 p.m. $20 member, $30 nonmember Register by Feb. 10 With its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried - the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. Fabio Luisi conducts.

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All performances are live and in high definition unless noted as an ENCORE, which means the performance is a rebroadcast of the original.


Broadcast from the National Theatre in London and shown in high definition (HD) in the OLLI building.

Traveling Light Thursday, Feb. 9 2 p.m. $18 member, $28 nonmember Register by Feb. 8 Following Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter, Nicholas Wright’s new play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age. The award-winning Antony Sher – whose previous work with the National Theatre includes Primo and Stanley – returns to play Jacob.

She Stoops to Conquer Thursday, March 29 2 p.m. $18 member, $28 nonmember Register by March 28 One of the great, generous-hearted and ingenious comedies of the English language, Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family.

The Comedy of Errors Thursday, March 1 2 p.m. $18 member, $28 nonmember Register by Feb. 29 Dominic Cooke, director of the celebrated Royal Court Theatre in London, comes to the National Theatre for the first time to direct Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, opening in the Olivier Theatre in late November and continuing in repertoire until March 2012. Famed U.K. comedian and actor Lenny Henry makes his National Theatre debut as Antipholus of Syracuse.

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active learning COMEDY

CULTURAL

Before and Laughter II: Beyond the Funny

Traveling the World: Preparing Your Own International Itinerary

with Sandra Moulin Wednesdays, March 28 – April 11 Three sessions • 3 – 4:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by March 21 This course explores the anatomy and psychology of humor. Students will examine various facets of humor and laughter in an interactive workshop defining their own unique brand of funny. Sandra Moulin, a local published humorist, will facilitate a hands-on workshop based on her own research and expertise as a master teacher and public speaker. An accomplished musician, local actress and freelance writer, Moulin walks her talk. Her dynamic, enthusiastic, zany personality will motivate students to entertain themselves and others through her hilarious lens.

gardening All About Camellias! with Matt Hunter Thursday, Feb. 16 2 – 4 p.m. Free for members, $30 nonmember Come learn the basics of “camellia culture” including what it takes to grow a winning camellia. Whether you want to use this plant in your own garden or just learn more about them, OLLI members come free to learn all about the beautiful camellia. Hunter is an experienced gardener and the current president of the American Camellia Society. 22  •  P a t h w a y s s p r i n g 2 0 1 2

with Marsha L. Carr Mondays, March 19 – April 2 Three sessions • 10 – 11:30 a.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by March 14 Witness the delightful journey of two unsophisticated travelers who spanned continents and set their own personal itinerary. Enjoy video/photo clips and storytelling of camping on the African plains, hot air ballooning over the Serengeti, hiking a rainforest, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, sleeping in a Masaii Tribe dung hut, hiking a cliffhanging trail or experiencing a Shotover Jet ride. This course will leave you in stitches as you consider world travel from the eyes of two unsophisticated travelers. With more than 35 years of service in K-12 education, including curriculum development, instructional technology and reading, Marsha Carr currently serves on the faculty of the Watson School of Education at UNCW. For more than a decade, she was a superintendent of schools in West Virginia and was recognized by the Maryland House of Delegates and received the Maryland Governor’s Citation for her work. She is the author of Educational Leadership: From Hostile Takeover to a Sustainable – Successful System. Carr has traveled to and studied educational systems in Australia, New Zealand and Africa.


WINE TASTING

LANGUAGES Italian for Travelers

Spanish for Travelers

Exploring Wines of the World

with Judi Paparozzi

with Haida Andrade

Wednesdays, Feb. 1 – 29 Five sessions • 6 – 8 p.m. $59 member, $89 nonmember Register by Jan. 25

Tuesdays, Feb. 7 – March 6 Five sessions • 6 – 8 p.m. $59 member, $89 nonmember Register by Feb. 2

Wednesdays and one Thursday Jan. 26 – May 30 Five sessions • 6 – 8 p.m. $65 member, OLLI members only Register by Jan. 19

Prepare to enjoy the Dolce Vita of a trip to Italy. Learn basic phrases to help you navigate hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as make new amici in beautiful Italy.

Get ready for a great trip! Learn and practice basic conversational phrases and vocabulary for traveling in Latin America and Spain.

This club is for all who are interested in learning about wine, tasting wine and sharing wine knowledge and experiences.

Judi Paparozzi is a lawyer as well as a gifted language teacher with a passion for all things Italia, including her Italian husband. She supplements her lessons with Italian humor, music, food and culture.

Intermediate Italian with Judi Paparozzi Wednesday, March 7 – April 11 Six sessions • 6 – 8 p.m. $69 member, $99 nonmember Register by Feb. 29 Continue towards a mastery of Italian language and culture. This class is for those who have studied Italian and want to improve their knowledge of the language.

Haida Andrade, a Venezuelan native, has taught Spanish at the college level all over the world, including Japan and Moldavia and in Venezuela to foreigners.

French for Travelers with Sandra Moulin Wednesdays, Feb. 8 – March 7 Five sessions • 6 – 8 p.m. $59 member, $89 nonmember Register by Feb. 1 Bon jour! Learn basic phrases to help you navigate hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as make new “ami” in French! Moulin is a retired foreign language and humanities teacher of 35 years. She is a writer, musician, actress, and public speaker. She writes for several local publications and is an active volunteer.

Jan. 26: Members Chas Pierce and Vince Lupoi will focus on selected red and white wines from Oregon and Washington. Feb 15: Kymberlei DiNapoli, owner of Taste the Olive, will present a discussion of French wines. She will be assisted by an expert in this area who will explore the proper techniques for tasting the wines, as well as the nuances of each wine and the region. March 28: To Decant or Not to Decant: Is It a Myth? Member Doug Wille will discuss the role of oxygen in wine production and the effect of decantation. April 18: Pious Choi, owner of the Wine Sampler, will discuss the differences and similarities of wines from Argentina and Chile. May 30: The series concludes with a brief history of wine and the role it played in the development of cultures and an overview of wine making today with emphasis on wines from North Carolina’s own Silver Coast Winery.

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active learning WATER FITNESS Beginning Water Fitness with Bonnie Ryan Tuesdays and Thursdays Two sessions, 2 – 3 p.m. Session I: Jan. 26 – March 6 Session II: March 22 – May 1 $109 member, $139 nonmember Register for session I by Jan. 23 Register for session II by March 19 Enjoy the benefits of water fitness without stressing your joints. Water exercises are the perfect form of exercise for all ages providing a stimulating workout that combines coordination and movement with resistance strength training, but without stressful impact on the joints. Class will be held in the heated, chlorine-free Baquacil-treated water therapy pool at Brightmore Aquatics and Fitness Center. All fitness levels are welcome.

40 th Anniversary Season S a t u r d a y s, 8 p. m . Kenan Auditorium

Bonnie Ryan has taught water aerobics at the Brightmore Center and the YMCA for more than 15 years, leading classes in both high and low impact water exercises. Along with aerobics certification, she is certified as a shallow water lifeguard and in aqua arthritis and CPR.

Intermediate Water Fitness with Linda Carlsen Mondays and Wednesdays Two sessions • 2 – 3 p.m. Session I: Jan. 25 – March 5 Session II: March 21 – April 30 $109 member, $139 nonmember Register for session I by Jan. 23 Register for session II by March 19 Take it to the next level with this intermediate level water fitness class which combines more continuous movement in the water with resistance strength training, intro to circuit training and coordination without stressful impact on the joints. Must have experienced a water fitness or aerobic training class to take this course. Linda Carlsen is the wellness director for the Brightmore Independent Living Community. She teaches water aerobics, pilates, yoga, aerobics, seated yoga, seated aerobics, water arthritis and spinning.

Masterworks Series Feb. 11 Errante Anniversary April 28 Beethoven’s Ninth!

Symphony Pops!

March 17 starring Linda Lavin For tickets call 962.3500 www.wilmingtonsymphony.org

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Saturday, March 3 8:30 a.m. –­­ Noon

Beginning to Intermediate Combination Water Fitness with Linda Carlsen Mondays and Wednesdays May 23 – July 2 12 sessions • 2 – 3 p.m. $109 member, $139 nonmember Register by May 21 Want a great workout without stressing your joints? Use the benefits of a heated therapy pool at Brightmore Independent Living Community to work at your own pace using cardiovascular, resistance training and circuits to increase your fitness level.

KAYAKING Introduction to Recreational Sea Kayaking with Jeremy Burnett Monday, April 30 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. $59 member, $89 nonmember Register by April 26 Looking for a relaxing, fun and easy way to enjoy our beautiful surroundings while getting a good workout? Come kayaking on our beautiful intracoastal waters. Learn safety considerations and the basics of proper paddling techniques on our sit-ontop tandem kayaks all while discovering more about your natural environment. This course includes hands-on instruction with a relaxed-pace paddling tour in one of our many coastal areas. The touring trip will be a slow-paced, relaxing morning with plenty of time for questions and answers and sightseeing. All kayaking equipment and safety equipment will be provided.


Jeremy Burnett is the MarineQuest coordinator for UNCW and has an M.B.A. and B.S. in outdoor education and environmental science. He worked as a summer naturalist, teaching and leading experiential educational programs as well as assisting with the Rocky Mountain Challenge program and has experience as an expedition trip leader, kayak trip leader, orienteering specialist, outdoor program director and medical liaison.

Sea Kayaking: Zeke’s Island Tour with Jeremy Burnett Monday, May 14 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. $59 member, $89 nonmember Register by May 10 Have you ever been to Zeke’s Island? Kayak your way on one of our sit-ontop tandem kayaks to one of the most unusual lagoon-like natural beauty sites of the North Carolina coast called Zeke’s Island. This relaxed-pace guided tour allows you to see the varied habitats including salt marshes, beaches, tidal flats and estuarine waters as well as a chance to experience bottle-nosed dolphins, red-tailed hawks, ospreys and colonies of fiddler crabs that will keep you looking in every direction. Must have some basic kayaking experience for this class.

FISHING

GOLF

Go Fish! Introduction to Fly Fishing

Basic and Beginning Golf I

with Capt. Jon Huff

with Butch Morgan, David Thore and Mark Pellington

Tuesdays, March 13 – 27 Three sessions $129 member, $159 nonmember Register by March 9

Mondays, March 19 – May 14 Nine sessions • 8:30 – 10 a.m. $139 member, $169 nonmember Register by March 15

The course offers students a chance to learn about fishing opportunities in North Carolina, the appropriate gear for fly fishing, casting skills required to get started and hours of practice on UNCW ponds. All equipment will be provided. Students need only come prepared for weather conditions for the outdoor casting and fishing sessions.

This beginner golf course is tailored to anyone who has always wanted to learn the game of golf. The instructors will teach the basic aspects of the game including grip, posture, rules, scoring, etiquette, equipment, putting and other fundamentals needed for success. This golf course includes experts in coaching and group instruction, skills practice, clubs if needed, and practice balls for the driving range.

March 13: Fly Fishing Gear • 2 – 3:30 p.m. This classroom session will introduce fly fishing by comparing and contrasting other types of fishing, taking a hands-on look at the gear, an introduction to basic fly tying and discussion of some of the many fly fishing destinations in North Carolina. March 20: Fly Casting • 2 – 4 p.m. The class will cover the basic components of fly casting and practice aiming the cast. Students will learn two different casting techniques.

Butch Morgan, David Thore and Mark Pellington have been PGA members for more than 20 years and are golf instructors for Oleander Golf Center. Some of their accomplishments include; Carolina’s PGA Champion in 1985-87, Carolina’s Section Player of the Year, Ohio State Oldsmobile Scramble National Championship Team in 1989, NC State Section Senior Championship,1992-96 and PGA Presidents Council on Teaching 2006-07.

March 27: Fly Fishing • 2 – 5 p.m. This session at Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve pond will give you the practice and instruction time needed to start you on the path as a novice fly fisher. All fish caught must be released. Capt. Jon Huff is owner operator of Circle H Charters, an inshore fly and light tackle guide service based out of Wrightsville Beach. He splits his time between running inshore charters, fishing offshore tournaments and co-managing Intracoastal Angler Saltwater Outfitters.

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active learning Intermediate Golf Play and Introduction to the Short Game with Butch Morgan, David Thore and Mark Pellington Tuesdays, March 20 – May 15 Nine sessions • 8:30 – 10 a.m. $149 member, $179 nonmember Register by March 15 We will help you understand the mechanics of a full swing by videoing your technique to improve your overall game. The extra effort you put into your long and short game shots during this course will produce big dividends in cutting your handicap. The course includes driving range sessions (balls on us), video analysis, practice and play at a local golf course with instruction.

Beginning and Intermediate Golf with Butch Morgan, David Thore and Mark Pellington Tuesdays, June 12 – Aug. 7 Nine sessions • 8:30 – 10 a.m. $139 member, $169 nonmember Register by June 6 Is your handicap higher than your I.Q.? Looking for ways to improve your game? Develop a sound game by improving your full swing while learning techniques to develop your pitching, chipping and putting skills. The course includes coaching, classroom and practical instruction, practice balls at the driving range, short game practice at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course, two-day play at a golf course (for the intermediate players only) and time to practice your game skills.

New Class! Introduction to Rowing and Sculling June 2, 3, 9 and 10 Four sessions • Two Saturdays and two Sundays June 2: Saturday Introduction Class • 8 a.m. – Noon Sunday, June 3; Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10: Water Instruction and Rowing • 8 – 10:30 a.m. $159 member, $189 nonmember Learn Olympic-style rowing and sculling techniques at a beautiful enclosed water basin marina, off the Snows Cut ICW on our eight-oared shell boat. The CFRRC Rowing Program formed in 1989, furnishes all equipment and individualized instruction while promoting the enjoyment of the scenic waterway and physical fitness for all levels.

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HIKING Introduction to Hiking, Backpacking and Camping with Don Harty Tuesday, April 3 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $49 member, $59 nonmember Register by March 29 Hiking, backpacking and camping in the backcountry is a true outdoor adventure. Whether you go out for the day, overnight or a long weekend, these outdoor skills allows you to connect with the environment and others. This course will teach you how plan for your outdoor adventure, what to take, what to expect, how not to get lost, how to use a map and compass, campsite and trail selection, what to eat for meals, equipment needed for a successful adventure and ends with a short hike to Sugarloaf Dune Trail at Carolina Beach State Park where you can enjoy your packed lunch. Don Harty founded Mahanaim Adventures because of his passion for adventure and a lifetime of outdoor experience including kayaking, hiking, backpacking and backcountry camping. He has led numerous trips for individuals, scout and church groups.


SUMMER CAMP FOR ADULTS SEAcology for Adults MarineQuest instructors Monday, May 21 – Thursday, May 24 Four sessions • 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $425 member, $455 nonmember Register by May 1 This hands-on course studies the four major fields of marine science and practice with the technology and skills necessary for investigating the marine environment. Explore Masonboro Island and learn how GPS can be used to create a beach profile. Kayak through a beautiful coastal salt marsh and discover how it protects our coastline and supports fisheries. Participate in a half-day research cruise and learn about the impacts of pollution and ocean acidification. Visit a local sea turtle hospital and review environmental policies meant to protect marine organisms. Meet with guest speakers and visit a variety of field locations.

TECHNOLOGY Ted Talks: How the Mind Works with Amy Wright Keith Tuesdays, May 1 – 29 Five sessions • 3 – 4:30 p.m. $25 member, $55 nonmember Register by April 26 OLLI at UNCW’s 2012 TedTalks course will focus on the TED theme: “How the Mind Works.” Each week the class views and discusses video talks concerning the human mind. TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment and design. Since then its scope has become ever broader, including business, science, culture and the

arts. The TED conference provides a venue for the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers to give the talks of their lives in 18 minutes. With an interest in history, education, and museum studies, Amy Wright Keith became assistant to the director at the Bellamy Mansion Museum in 1993. She also taught English as a Second Language at Cape Fear Community College and coordinated a federally funded science and math outreach program for fifth graders in North Carolina. She is a UNCW alumna and has been an OLLI program coordinator since 2009.

NATURE Black River Nature Cruise

Shelling at Masonboro Island with Joe Abbate Friday, May 4 • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by May 2 Climb aboard the Shamrock for a chance to walk the pristine sands of Masonboro Island. This eight-mile undisturbed barrier island is a great place to collect shells. Instructor Joe Abbate will help participants identify and classify findings. Joe Abbate, who studied environmental science at UNCW, is a naturalist interested in fostering local environmental stewardship through outdoor educational adventures.

with Kemp Burdette

Birding on the Intracoastal

Friday, April 20 9:30 a.m. – Noon $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by April 16

with Joe Abbate

Twenty miles up river from Wilmington lies the cleanest river in the state, the Black River. Full of tanin-stained water, ancient cypress and fascinating history, the Black River remains an isolated and quiet oasis. Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette will give an insider’s perspective on the unique environmental history of the Cape Fear and Black Rivers.

Join us for a two-hour cruise of the waterways behind Masonboro Island. The barrier islands, marshes and creeks are home to many birds, and Joe Abbate helps us spot and identify the black skimmers, plovers and terns, among others.

Friday, April 13 • 10 a.m. – Noon $39 member, $69 nonmember Register by April 10

Kemp Burdette grew up paddling, fishing, swimming and camping in the Lower Cape Fear Basin. Following stints as a U.S. Navy rescue swimmer, a Fulbright Scholar and a Peace Corps Volunteer, he returned to Wilmington to raise a family. He has worked with Cape Fear River Watch for three years and has been the Cape Fear Riverkeeper since September.

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ed u c a t i o n a l a d v e n t u r e s l o c a l TRAV E L

Tennessee Williams and Barbeque! Southern Culture: Theater of the American South Saturday, May 19 • 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. $85 member, $115 nonmember

Register by May 14

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS by Orlando Fernandez/Library of Congress

Blanche Dubois said, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers!” Well, depend on OLLI for a great day of southern culture and live theater. Travel by coach with OLLI friends to Wilson, N.C., for the annual festival of Southern food, culture, and theater. We’ll enjoy a lecture on Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), brilliant American playwright, by UNC Chapel Hill professor Kimball King, a BBQ lunch by legendary N.C. pitmaster Ed Mitchell and a matinee performance of A Streetcar Named Desire, William’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, with a quilt exhibit to top off your day.

Victorian Funerary Art and Oakdale Cemetery Tour with Janet Seapker Two sessions Monday, April 23 • 2 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 • 10 a.m. – Noon (Friday, April 27 raindate) $29 member, $59 nonmember • Register by April 18 Janet Seapker presents this illustrated lecture on the evolution of the rural cemetery and the establishment of Wilmington’s famous Oakdale Cemetery. She reveals the meaning of symbols used on Victorian funerary art, as seen on the monuments. On the second day, a guided walking tour allows participants to explore Oakdale’s treasures first-hand.

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Janet Seapker is from Pittsburgh, Pa. and served for 22 years as director of what became Cape Fear Museum. She retired after 30 years of government service and now operates Tours By Degrees, a tour service for incoming groups, and assists her husband, Edward F. Turberg, in their architectural history business. She is past president of the Friends of Oakdale Cemetery, loves funerary art and her Old English Sheepdog, Milo.


i n t e r n a t i o n a l TRAV E L London and Southern England May 13 – 21 $3,229 single occupancy. Not included airtaxes higher than $350 (subject to increase until paid in full) and mandatory travel and cancellation insurance. $700 non-refundable deposit due Oct. 30; $1,000 payment by Jan. 15; balance due March 1 A fascinating tour with two London Theatre Performances is led by Brian Phillips, Ph.D., communication studies. Highlights include round-trip airfare, seven night accommodations, luxury motor coach, breakfast daily, four dinners and tips to tour manager and driver. May 13: Depart USA We depart the USA on our overnight transatlantic flight to London. Meals and snacks are served on board. May 14: Arrive London Upon arrival in London, we are greeted by our World Cultural Tours representative and escorted to our private motor coach. We enjoy a panoramic tour en route to our hotel for check-in. We have a guided walking tour of the city, highlighting Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, London’s Chinatown, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery, St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, Cabinet War Rooms, 10 Downing Street, Horse Guards, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Welcome dinner held at the hotel. May 15: London/Theatre Performance After breakfast, we enjoy a full day of guided sightseeing in London, with our travel cards. We visit the Charles Dickens House Museum, where Dickens briefly lived and completed

Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. We have time to make lunch arrangements on our own, before continuing to the South Bank for a guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Exhibition. A faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599, it was here Shakespeare worked and for which he wrote many of his greatest plays. We have some free time to explore the South Bank on our own, prior to an early dinner at a local restaurant. We attend a theatre performance at Shakespeare’s Globe this evening. May 16: London Following breakfast, we use our travel cards and enjoy a guided visit to the Tower of London. Work commenced on this riverside fortress 900 years ago, and the structure we see today was completed in the 14th century. Within the treasury, we have the opportunity to view the Crown Jewels, including the Imperial State Crown. We have time to explore the city and make dinner arrangements on our own. May 17: London - Steventon - Chawton - Southampton After breakfast, we depart London and enjoy a day of touring through Jane Austen’s Hampshire. Our first visit is to the village of Steventon where we visit the 12th century Steventon Church. While no longer standing, it was at Steventon Rectory that Jane Austen was born on Dec. 16, 1775. We continue to Jane Austen’s House Museum in nearby Chawton where she spent the last eight years of her life and did the majority of her mature writing. Afterwards, we travel to Winchester and visit the magnificent Winchester Cathedral, which Jane was laid to rest. This evening, we check into our hotel and make dinner arrangements on our own.

May 18: Southampton - Salisbury Stonehenge - Stratford-upon-Avon After breakfast, we depart Southampton for Stratford-upon-Avon. We stop en route in Salisbury for a guided visit to Salisbury Cathedral, where pilgrims have traveled for more than 750 years. We continue to the mystical and monumental site of Stonehenge. We continue through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, pretty villages and quaint towns to Stratford, where we check into our hotel upon arrival. We enjoy a guided walking orientation tour of the city, followed by time on our own to explore. We dine together this evening. May 19: Stratford-upon-Avon After breakfast, we visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s birthplace, Hall’s Croft where his daughter Susanna lived and Holy Trinity Church. Dinner is under our own arrangements this evening. May 20: Stratford-upon-Avon-London After breakfast this morning, we depart Stratford and transfer to Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires. Our tour includes visits to Christ Church, one of the largest colleges in the University of Oxford and the Eagle & Child Pub where Tolkein and C.S. Lewis regularly met and conversed. We have free time in Oxford for independent sightseeing before transferring to our hotel in London for checkin. Later this afternoon, we travel to Windsor to explore on our own. We enjoy our farewell dinner at a local restaurant. May 21: Depart London - Arrive USA Following breakfast this morning, we transfer to the airport for our return flight home.

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event calendar index January 17 Operatic Masterpieces at the Met.......... pg 9 21 Enchanted Island................................. pg 20 23 New Horizons Band.............................. pg 9 23 The Cold War: A New Look.................... pg 9 25 Intermediate Water Fitness................... pg 24 26 Exploring Wines of the World................. pg 23 26 Beginning Water Fitness....................... pg 24 27 The Friday Forum................................. pg 14 30 Dinner: “Portrait of an Artist”................. pg 4 31 OLLI Literary Club................................ pg 12

February 1 Italian for Travelers.............................. pg 23 6 Lunch: The Lure of the Santa Fe Trail..... pg 5 7 Spanish for Travelers............................ pg 23 7 Aging in Today’s Society....................... pg 14 8 French for Travelers............................. pg 23 8 Shakespeare’s Cheeky Theft................. pg 13 9 NT Live: Traveling Light........................ pg 21 11 Götterdämmerung................................ pg 20 13 Living in a Digital Age........................... pg 8 15 Women in Art History: Part 2................. pg 11 16 All About Camellias!............................. pg 22 21 Human Prehistory: Bioarcheaology......... pg 5 22 Adult Scholars Leadership Program....... pg 10 25 Ernani................................................ pg 20 27 Historic Architecture of Wilmington........ pg 11

March 1 NT Live: The Comedy of Errors.............. pg 21 3 Super Saturday: America Comes of Age ......................................................... pg 15

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5 Lunch: Intracoastal Waterway................ pg 5 7 Intermediate Italian.............................. pg 23 13 Go Fish! Introduction to Fly Fishing........ pg 25 19 Traveling the World.............................. pg 22 19 Basic and Beginning Golf I.................... pg 25 19 Terrorism and Counterterrorism............. pg 11 20 Intermediate Golf and Intro. to the Short Game ......................................................... pg 26 20 America Comes of Age: The Great Gatsby ......................................................... pg 12 21 Intermediate Water Fitness................... pg 24 21 First American Philosophers: The Pragmatists ......................................................... pg 7 22 Beginning Water Fitness....................... pg 24 22 The Afterlife in the Western Imagination ......................................................... pg 7 23 Experiencing India................................ pg 5 26 History and Impact of the King James Bible ......................................................... pg 7 27 Cabaret: A Salute to Doo Wop’s Love Songs ......................................................... pg 4 28 Before and Laughter II: Beyond the Funny ......................................................... pg 22 29 NT Live: She Stoops to Conquer............ pg 21

April 3 Intro. to Hiking, Backpacking and Camping ......................................................... pg 26 3 Bridging the Gap: Tools for Selling Your Novel ......................................................... pg 13 3 Literary and Cultural Landscapes of London ......................................................... pg 13 9 Artificial Intelligence: Now and in the Future ......................................................... pg 8

9 In The Beginning….............................. pg 7 10 Global Studies: Brazil........................... pg 5 12 The Science of Remembering................ pg 14 13 Birding on the Intracoastal.................... pg 27 14 Opera Lover’s Dinner............................ pg 4 14 La Traviata.......................................... pg 20 17 Edgar Degas and James McNeill Whistler ......................................................... pg 11 18 African American Politics...................... pg 9 20 Black River Nature Cruise..................... pg 27 21 Manon - encore................................... pg 20 23 Victorian Funerary Art and Oakdale Cemetery ......................................................... pg 28 24 The History and Mystery of Spain.......... pg 8 30 Introduction to Recreational Sea Kayaking ......................................................... pg 24 30 Ethical Dilemmas................................. pg 6

May 1 Ted Talks: How the Mind Works............. pg 27 2 Dinner: Blackbeard with Elliot Engel....... pg 4 4 Shelling at Masonboro Island................ pg 27 13 London and Southern England............... pg 29 14 Intro. to Sea Kayaking: Zeke’s Island Tour ......................................................... pg 25 19 Theater of the American South.............. pg 28 21 SEAcology: Marine Science Program...... pg 27 23 Beginning to Inter. Water Fitness........... pg 24

June 2 Introduction to Rowing and Sculling....... pg 26 12 Beginning and Intermediate Golf............ pg 26


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