Rescheduled for Thursday, May 5, 10:30 a.m.
If you have ever wondered about the beautiful UO athletic facilities at Autzen Stadium: here is a chance to get an inside look. Join us for a free student-led tour of these fabulous buildings, which include the Moshofsky Center, the Casanova Center and the Hall of Champions. There one can reminisce about former UO coaches, athletes and victories and admire the many trophies and photographs on display.
We will finish with lunch at the Cooler just down the road near the Slocum Center, and return to the UO Baker Downtown Center in time for the afternoon lecture.
To get to that part of town we will carpool from the OLLI parking lot. Please pre-register in the OLLI membership office, 541-346-0697, and indicate whether you will be a carpool driver or a rider. For more information call Veronika or Jerry Walton at 541-344-1565.
Join OLLI-UO in Central Oregon for an Open House presentation, 2:00-4:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road.
“Lizzie Borden took an axe, And gave her mother forty whacks…”
An exaggeration of the actual facts of the case, but this ditty illustrates the public’s fascination with this sensational crime, the 1893 murder trial and its outcome. Carolyn Hill, J.D. will discuss the facts of the crime, the investigation, the eventual prosecution and its outcome. She’ll present information about the two legal systems that control the rights and liabilities of American citizens and residents of the states in which crimes are committed.
This presentation, the opening session of a new lecture series, promises to be entertaining, educational and suspenseful.
Presenter and OLLI-UO member, Carolyn Hill, is a retired attorney with 25 years of experience in the practice of law. She earned her law degree at Lincoln Law School in Sacramento where she practiced business and corporate law until retirement.
The Open House is free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 16, 1:00–3:30 p.m.
OLLI-UO members have the unique opportunity to attend a community workshop organized by the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, led by National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) staff who will demonstrate how to research and retrieve records, including FBI files, from sources such as NARA and footnote.com.
Laptop computers will be provided for hands-on research. Seating is limited. To reserve your spot, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-224-1458.
Please note: This event has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 16. It is listed incorrectly in the Oregon Sage newsletter under Saturday, March 5. If you had registered for the workshop on March 5 that was cancelled, please reregister for the workshop on Saturday, April 16, to ensure that your space has been reserved.
Wednesday, March 30, 10:30 a.m.–noon
A little known prelude to the internment, prominent members of the Japanese American community—mostly men—were rounded up by FBI agents just hours after the bombing of the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Shackled and whisked away, often after dark with no explanations given to them or to their bewildered families, they were then sent to “special” camps in remote sites across the United States, different from the ones their families would begin to occupy from the summer of 1942.
Who were these individuals? How was the FBI able to target them so soon after the surprise attack? How was this possible? What did it mean for a country that claimed, and was internationally recognized for, its democratic principles of “liberty and justice for all?”
Join OLLI on Wednesday, March 30, for a guided tour of the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center and their featured exhibit, TAKEN: FBI, followed by a tour of the Japanese-American Historical Plaza.
RSVP for this exhibit by calling 503-412-3653.
Monday, March 21, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Presenter: Robert Hadlow, senior historian, Oregon Department of Transportation
Oregon boasts more than 200 historic bridges eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, and many of these bridges are part of the beautiful Oregon Coast Highway. Join OLLI–UO in Portland for this fascinating look at Oregon’s coastal bridges and Conde B. McCullough, the engineer behind them.
Tuesdays, March 15–May 3, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Philip Silverman, OLLI member and professor emeritus of anthropology from California State University Bakersfield
The growth in China’s economic power has awakened unprecedented media attention. The reaction, particularly in the West, has been a mixture of admiration and foreboding. Greater knowledge of Chinese culture and history can provide the background to better evaluate the often superficial media reports.
This class covers:
- Chinese language and history: an overview.
- Family and Food: the core of Chinese social life.
- Chinese values and beliefs: major religious traditions.
- The humiliating impact of Western imperialism in the nineteenth century.
- The transition from tradition to modernity in the twentieth century, culminating in the contemporary cultural hybrid between East and West in which economic expansion thrives within an authoritarian political system.
Members of the community are invited to join OLLI-UO members for an Open Meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 at the UO Baker Downtown Center, 975 High Street. The event will feature an original program entitled “A Musical Memoir” created by OLLI-UO members Kirk Taylor and Olivia Taylor-Young.
Blending yesterday’s sounds and images with today’s technology, the program pays tribute to the history and music of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, highlighting each decade with live music and a Power Point photo collage complete with descriptive narrative.
The “Song Spinners”, directed by Fern Mc Arthur and accompanied by Jessica Mellott, will perform a 40s medley. And The Women’s Choral Society’s “Grace Notes,” directed by Vicki Brabahm, will feature songs from the 50s. The 1920′s segment includes solos and duets by local vocalists Kirk Taylor, Lexi Wellman, Pam Dillehay, Carol Bilyeu Bonnevie and Joseph Bonnevie with Kay Hanna accompanying on piano and Sue Craig on Bass.
Olivia Taylor-Young, a published author, researched and wrote the script, which has been professionally recorded by Jerry Gordon of KNUU radio, Las Vegas. Kirk Taylor undertook the technological tasks of Power Point, sound and video editing making the entire project a challenging retirement learning experience as well as a delightful trip down memory lane.
Light refreshments will be available at the Stage Door Canteen.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Are you looking for an experience to overwhelm your senses with color,
fragrance, and beauty? Have you had all the winter you can handle for
this year – and maybe next too?
Join OLLI-CO for a Spring Fling that will delight your senses and fill
you with hopes of springtime. On Sunday, April 17 we’re heading to
Woodburn, OR and the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm to view more than 40 acres
of tulips and daffodils in bloom.
OLLI-CO members have a choice of two opportunities – carpool for just a
day trip to Wooden Shoe or add an overnight stay at the Oregon Garden’s Resort and enjoy the next day at the Oregon Gardens. We’ll depart from Bend on Sunday morning around 8:30 am and drive the
almost three hours west to Woodburn. You can purchase lunch from any of
the onsite vendors, or pack a picnic. Bring your cameras to capture the
amazing colors of the tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more. Wear sturdy
walking shoes – and if it’s been wet in the valley, rubber boots will
make it easier walking through the fields, the paths through the fields
are all dirt. We’ll begin our return to Bend around 4:30 pm. Check out
the website at http://www.woodenshoe.com/tulip-fest/
Call OLLI-CO program assistant Wen Wick at 541-617-4663, or the OLLI-UO
office in Eugene at 800-824-2714, to reserve your space and let us know if you’re willing to be a carpool driver. Entrance fee for the Tulip Fest is
$10/carload – divided among those in each vehicle. And with the price of
gas on the increase, we’re suggesting that each passenger contribute $10
to the driver to cover expenses. RSVP by April 4th.
For those who’d like to enjoy an extra day of spring, the Oregon Gardens
Resort has a wonderful overnight package that includes accommodations,
breakfast on Monday, admission to the Oregon Gardens, and welcome gifts
for only $69. This rate does not apply to groups, so any members that
want to stay overnight will need to book their own reservations. Go to http://www.moonstonehotels.com/Tulip-Festival.htm for more information.
Monday, March 14, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Presenters: Ronald A. Buel, George Crandall, and Joe Cortright
The Columbia River Crossing, a project proposing the replacement of the I-5 bridge over the Columbia River, is a hot debate locally. Issues addressed by the project, in addition to the replacement of the I-5 bridge, include light rail extension to Vancouver, rebuilding five closely-spaced interchanges, creating wider pedestrian and bicycle paths, and implementing electronic tolling. Once complete, the “region will benefit from no bridge lifts, less congestion on I-5 and local streets, earthquake protection, fewer collisions, and more travel choices.”
So what’s the debate? Join Ronald Buel, George Crandall, and Joe Cortright for this panel presentation and discussion.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend OR
Greg Cole, owner of Windward Productions in Bend, will discuss the Perlan sailplane and its significance to exploration through high altitude flight. These research flights will make it possible to study the Polar Vortex—a large scale, circulation of the stratosphere, around the Earth’s poles—and contribute to understanding its effects on our planet’s climate and climate change.
This event is open to the public.