E-News #7-08 of February 22, 2008
issue #7 of February 22, 2008
February 22, 2008
|> ONE MORE WEEK OF CLASSES -- At
Loudoun, and OLLI members can attend. Details.
Starts Wed, Feb
27, and ends Fri, Mar 7.
|> SPRING-TERM CATALOG: Available online
and bulk-mailed earlier this week to members. (The separate
catalog should be available by the end of February.)
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to anyone who might be interested, or send the direct link (see top of
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|> THE JOY OF PLANNING AT
From the Executive Director. By Thom
SOUGHT. Six candidates
to be elected May 2008.
HIGHLIGHTS. About last Friday's Board meeting. By Susanne Zumbro
> TECH TIPS.
From OLLI's Tom Swift Squad. By Paul Howard
PHOTO OF THE
MONTH. Selected by the OLLI Photography Club.
TO YOUR CLASSMATE -- You may be related. By Norbert Michaud
Reflections on a moving Loudoun class. By Madeline Lynn
OF THE WEEK.
Vote this week in our new Web poll.
HALL LIBERTY LECTURES. Free lectures in March.
YIELD ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE. Social opportunities outside of
OLLI. By Debbie
|> OLLI'S SPECIAL
FORCES. Florence Adler, Special Events Resource Group Chair.
FOR THE ARTS. Arts
and music events. By Jan
HIGHLIGHTS. Other Mason events. By Barbara Kyriakakis
ATTRACTIONS. Non-class events at OLLI for
the next two weeks.
OF THE MONTH
image above: OLLI at Loudoun photos by
Madeline Lynn. Left photo--see article below;
center--a small group
from Shirley Smith's large Investment class with Shirley, at far right;
right--Sigrid Blalock (standing, far left) with a few of her
Watercolor Painting students.
THE JOY OF PLANNING
From the Executive Director
By Thom Clement
I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF PARTICIPATING
in many meetings of committees in the
last few weeks. It
is fascinating to see the chemistry between people who are so
like-minded in many ways yet so distinct in personality and talents.
One of the many strengths of OLLI is that it provides so many
opportunities for intelligent people to interact in a wide variety of
This week, I sat in on meetings of the three
co-chairs of the History
and Current Events Resource Group and the full Science, Health and
Technology Resource Group. Both groups were filled with people who were
motivated not only by their own personal desire to learn but also by
the desire to offer exciting learning opportunities for others. Each
group had its own way of operating, but the common element was the
obvious fun that people were having as they brainstormed ideas for
upcoming classes, instructors, speakers and activities.
haven't yet become involved as a member of a resource group, I highly
encourage you to do so. The more you contribute to planning, the better
our offerings of classes and activities. The more you invest in OLLI,
the more you get out of OLLI.
BOARD CANDIDATES SOUGHT
Six candidates to be elected May 2008
BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATES
being sought for the 2008-2011 term. Your experiences and skills can be
applied to the daily concerns of OLLI and help determine our future.
Contact a member of the OLLI Nominating
Committee or our Executive Director Thom
if you are willing to be a candidate or to recommend
someone whose leadership will enhance OLLI.
• Bob Bohall
• Abbie Edwards
• Paul Howard
About last Friday's Board meeting
THE OLLI BOARD OF DIRECTORS met at Tallwood on Fri, Feb 15,
at 10:00. President
Pat Carroll announced the formation of the Nominating Committee chaired
by Bob Bohall with the following members: Brenda Cheadle, Abbie
Edwards, Paul Howard, Cloe Ingram and Ann Wagner. OLLI members are
requested to forward their suggestions for potential Board candidates
to any member of the Nominating Committee
Thom reported on membership totals; we
currently have 733 members, down from 754 at the end of the fall term.
Last winter at this time, we had 767 members.
We have been using Mason to print our
catalogs, but we are now trying out a new printer. Speedy Printers will
print the spring catalog for approximately $2,500 less than we paid
last fall to Mason. The suggestion was made that members be allowed to
opt out of receiving printed catalogs since they are available online
and can easily be printed by members at home, thereby saving OLLI the
cost of printing those catalogs.
The Teacher Appreciation Reception will be
held on Thu, Apr 10, from 3:30 to 5:30 on the third tier of the Center
for the Arts.
The Board passed in a 12-to-1 vote the
following proposal for
revision of our official guest policy:
Director, or a
designated person, may invite George Mason University faculty to
attend any or all sessions of a specific OLLI course or special event
related to their professional disciplines through contacts with the
chairs of their departments at the recommendation of an OLLI Resource
Group chair following a determination that space is available.
The Board unanimously
following proposal for a silent auction:
combine the Tallwood
event of the annual meeting on the May 2 with a silent auction,
proceeds to go to Friends of OLLI. Since the annual meeting is held in
TA-1, the set up of the auction should be in TA-3. Folks could come
early, look at what is available and bid, then take time afterwards to
do the same, even into the afternoon if that would bring a greater
return. The winner would be notified by email so as not to keep too
many people hanging around. They could collect their winnings over the
weekend so TA-3 would be ready for classroom use on Monday. Also note:
no activities are scheduled for Fri, May 2, that would conflict with
the annual meeting. This is SOP for both that meeting and the town
meeting in the fall.
approved in a
7-to-6 vote the
Directors directs the Treasurer to disburse a donation of $1,000 to the
2008 Mason Festival of the Arts.
of the March Board
will be announced in OLLI E-News
when it has been decided upon. All OLLI members are
welcome to attend.
From OLLI's Tom Swift Squad
Support Committee Chair, Board member
OFTEN ASKED HOW TO GET HELP
with a personal
computer problem. The best answer I know is a computer user group,
generally set up like OLLI as a non-profit, educational organization.
User groups operate under the principle of "user helping user" and
publish regular newsletters and Websites and hold meetings on relevant
topics of interest to their members. I joined a user group shortly
after getting my first computer in 1981, and I believe they offer the
best value for modest annual dues you’ll ever find.
Tallwood Administrative Assistant Bill Walsh
will be presenting DeLorme’s Street Atlas USA 2008 mapping software on
Sat, Feb 23, from 12:30-3:30 at the Fairfax County Government Center,
Conference Center rooms 2/3. Come see Bill talk to his computer: it
answers back! This is a meeting of the Washington Area Computer User
Group (WACUG). Other topics will include the national 2008 Consumer
Electronics Show held last month with video from the show floor. (For
more information, see http://www.wacug.org/meetings.html#next
Macintosh users can hear Wall Street Journal
Walter Mossberg at 9:30 AM on Sat, Feb 23, at Luther Jackson Middle
School, Falls Church. This is a meeting of the Washington Apple Pi user
group for Macintosh users. (Info: http://www.wap.org/events/feb2008/default.html
The Virginia Macintosh Users Group (VMUG) has
been providing Mac owners and users in the northern Virginia area with
valuable services and support since 1990. Next VMUG Meeting March 3,
6:30 PM., at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South,
Arlington. (Info: http://www.vmug.org/
The National Capital Technology and Computer
User’s Group will celebrate its 30th anniversary in May. Making a
specialty of troubleshooting, including repair of several of OLLI’s
staff computers, NCTCUG meets at 7:00 PM on the 1st and 4th Wednesdays
of the month at the Carlin Hall Community Center in Arlington, close to
Seven Corners. (Info: http://www.nctcug.org/
There are hundreds of computer user groups
around the country and the world. Most welcome visitors to their
meetings, although some associated with retirement communities may have
access limitations for non-residents. You can find more information at
the Website of the Association of Personal
Computer User Groups
Disclosure: I’m the president
and a nine-year member of WACUG and the treasurer and 25-year member of
NCTCUG. Several OLLI members have joined these groups and are active
participants in their meetings.
Selected by the OLLI Photography Club
Squirrel" by Dan
cooperation with the
photographer, we are pleased to make this photo and a special bonus
photo available for downloading and use as desktop wallpaper on a
widescreen monitor (unfortunately, these wide-format photos are not
older monitors with a 4:3 width-to-height aspect ratio).
Left--widescreen monitor; right--older
use a photo as a screen saver (tip: screen savers are not necessary for
LCD monitors because they are not subject to "burn in"), click the size
that matches your screen size, click the right-hand button on your
mouse and select "Save Image" to save the photo in a
designated location on your computer. Follow your operating system's
instructions for using that image as a screen saver.
which size is appropriate for your monitor. In Windows, on the desktop
click the right-hand button of your mouse and select Properties on the
window that pops up. Click the Settings tab to see your current screen
area (e.g., 1280 by 800 pixels).
- In the above
table, click the size that matches your screen size.
- After the
in your browser, click
the right-hand button on your mouse. (If the entire image is shown, it has been
reduced in size for easy viewing so first click the button that says
"Click to Expand to Regular Size.")
- On the menu that pops
up, select "Save/Set as Wallpaper" or
"Save/Set as [Desktop] Background."
Note: In the future, we hope to be
able to offer some
OLLI Photography Club photos
for use as desktop wallpaper in the sizes appropriate
for older 4:3 monitors (i.e., 800 x 600 pixels, 1024 x 768 pixels, and
1280 x 960 pixels).
TALK TO YOUR
You may be related
By Norbert Michaud, OLLI member
SAT NEXT TO JIM BROWN
to right, Norbert Michaud and Jim Brown
(he was wearing an OLLI name tag
) at the first class on Ethical Conflicts. We chatted briefly before
class and continued after class in the parking lot ... about ‘ethics,’
of course. I said in parting, "Nice meeting you, Jim." Since I wasn’t
wearing my name tag, he asked, "By the way, what’s your name?"
I said, "Norbert Michaud." To my surprise, Jim
responded, "I have some Michauds in my family. Where are you from?" It
turns out we were born about 40 miles apart as the crow flies in
northern Maine. We promised to exchange family histories (we are both
amateur genealogists). At the following two sessions of the ethics
class, I provided him with my limited ancestral lines of Michauds
(Canadians) and Cyrs (Acadians). By the last session he provided me
with an extensive ancestral
tree going back to the 16th century -- almost 200 pages of charts. We
discovered that we are eighth cousins once removed.
Jim and I share another cultural heritage as
we both speak Acadian French. The St. John River valley that defines
the boundary between Maine and Canada was initially settled by the
Acadians ousted from Nova Scotia who became known as "Cajuns" when they
settled in Louisiana.
Jim’s mother is of French Canadian origin, but
even the French who joined the Acadians picked up some of the Acadian
terms and idioms. The Acadian French characterizes the French language
that was in vogue when the Acadians settled in Nova Scotia in the 17th
century. So Jim and I shared a few words in French ... or should I say,
So talk to
your classmate; you may speak the same language and you might even be
Norbert Michaud, a retired economic
intelligence branch chief at the Defense Intelligence Agency and an
avid tennis player and golfer, joined
OLLI in fall 2007. Jim Brown, a CPA who recently retired after a career
with government followed by private consulting, is a new member, having
joined OLLI for the winter 2008 term.
|Editor's Note. I concur with the
writer's advice because a similar thing
happened to me at OLLI. Hospitality Chair Sandra Driesslein and I are
distant cousins, which I discovered only after she saw my name tag at
OLLI several years ago and introduced herself. Our respective
were two of four Zumbro brothers who were born in Switzerland and
emigrated as young adults from Germany to America, arriving in the port
of Philadelphia in the early 1750s. A bonus -- now I get invited to
Sandy's Zumbro/Barnes reunions!
Reflections on a moving Loudoun class
By Madeline Lynn
Loudoun Site Administrator
right, course moderator
Bill Aird, attendees Verna Miller
THE LAST MEETING OF THE WETA CLASS IN LOUDOUN
Anne Sharpe, WETA's Pat
photo by the writer
Ken Burns' series The War
attendees Verna Miller and Anne Sharpe each spoke at
length with enormously deep feeling about personal experiences -- their
own and those of loved ones -- during the war years.
Verna told about some very real instances of
discrimination in the service in WW I and WW II and how painful it was
to black soldiers making the ultimate sacrifice, putting their lives at
stake for America. It was an intimate moment of difficult truth and
enlightenment. OLLI education at its finest.
Anne, who was a young girl during the war,
spoke of the careful protection and liberation of her town in
by American soldiers and of how grateful she and her people are to
this day to the those young men who came to their rescue. Citizens of
the town put our soldiers up in their homes in some cases and Anne had
wonderful old photos of the soldiers her family took in.
Bill Aird, our moderator for this course, did
a fine job. When told so, he responded, "It's easy. You just have to
ask our people a few questions, and off they go..."
I don't often sit in on classes, as I am
meant to be tending the shop, but I'm glad I didn't miss this
Madeline Lynn, one of OLLI's newest
employees, joined the OLLI staff in September 2007.
| • YES,
THERE'S ONE MORE WEEK OF CLASSES! Loudoun classes are in session
for one more week. OLLI members are
welcome to attend them (details in
winter catalog), but please call first (Loudoun office,
703-993-4488) to make sure space is available before driving there. See
The following five classes
have space and lend
themselves well to a one-time visit:
#190 - The
Genius of Thomas Jefferson Through an Architect's Eye
Introduction to Digital Photography
#290 - Financial
Planning and Investing
Explorations in Religion
#990 - Trip Tales
Mason Provost Dr. Peter
Stearns' World History
class has two more sessions because he had to start late. It meets both
Mon, Feb 25, and Mon, Mar 3.
news about OLLI-Loudoun from the Loudoun program chair.
OF THE WEEK
Vote this week in our new Web poll
OF OLLI MEMBERS HAVE
EMAIL (YES, 93%!)
-- a very
high percentage and an
indication of how
"with it" OLLI members are even when compared to the sophisticated,
savvy Northern Virginia population. We suspect that many OLLI members
have by now switched to high-speed Internet for not only its much
higher speeds than dial-up but also its "always on" connection and the
convenience of being able to use the Internet and talk on the telephone
at the same time. Members with slow dial-up modem Internet service can
still read this email newsletter and use the Web although the
newsletter and Web pages take a lot longer to download.
We thought it
would be interesting to find out how OLLI members now connect to the
Internet. Please vote so we have a representative poll.
|Question: "What type of
Internet service do you have?"
|1. Broadband via cable (e.g., Cox, Comcast)
2. Broadband via Verizon FIOS
3. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) broadband
4. Broadband via satellite
5. Dial-up modem
6. None (I use library/family/friend's PC)
HERE TO VOTE in this Web poll and
then instantly see up-to-the-second results, including your vote.
during the next week -- check
to see how the online membership has
if the Question of the Week is not visible, which can sometimes happen
this free service we are using exceeds its bandwidth, and we ask you to
the site later to see if you can
|HOW TO EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS ABOUT OLLI
to the Editor" (see recent sample)
or "Letter to
Ms. Ollie Ettakit" (see recent sample)
to the editor. Anonymous
acceptable if you provide contact information so we can verify that you
are an OLLI member. Whenever an official response to a letter to
the editor is
clearly appropriate, the editor will obtain and publish the OLLI
response in the same issue so members will have more complete
information and a balanced picture of the matter.
• Contact any Board member,
resource group chair, or the executive
• Send an email
to the entire
(email the editor or the office to have your
message forwarded to all members of the Board);
• Submit a
or in the box in the Tallwood social room; or
• Contact the
office by email
or phone (703-503-3384).
Free lectures on three consecutive Sundays
SIGN-UPS YIELD ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE
|2008 LIBERTY LECTURE SERIES:
"THE POWER AND PRIVILEGE OF THE EXECUTIVE"
2, "Was it Fatigue or Was it Washington? Why Did the Framers Get the
Presidency Wrong?" by David O. Stewart with opening remarks by George
Mason (portrayed by Don McAndrews).
McAndrews as George Mason in an OLLI class on Feb 13, 2007
9, "The War Powers of the President and Congress: Who Holds the Arrows
and Olive Branch?" by W. Taylor Reveley with opening remarks by James
Madison (portrayed by John Douglas Hall)
• Mar 16, "American Regicide: The
Fate of America's
Post War Presidents" by Russell Riley.
The lectures begin at 3:00 in the Ann Mason
Room, Visitors Center. FREE and open to the general public.
Light refreshments at 2:30. Tour of Gunston Hall
included at no
Reservations are recommended: 703-550-9220. Gunston Hall Visitors
Center, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA 22079.
This notice was submitted by OLLI member
Barbara Farner, who is a docent at Gunston Hall and will be teaching
course #301, "George Mason: The Man and His Times," at Lake Anne in the
Social opportunities outside of OLLI
By Debbie Halverson, Membership Committee Chair
THE HANDWRITING THAT WAS ON
social room wall on index cards offering social opportunities has been
sorted out as have similar cards from Reston with the following
conclusion: 14% of OLLI members want
to play after school
At least 68 OLLI members from the Tallwood
area and 34 from the Reston area responded to the invitation to become
proactive in creating social groups of OLLI members who wish to enjoy
various special interests together outside of the usual OLLI program.
The most popular groups were museum-goers, singles, international and
domestic travel, and movie–goers.
Others fared well too: walkers and/or hikers
showed enthusiasm generated probably by the hunger for spring and its
outdoor attractions; same thing for those who wish to visit public
gardens. And, we have a small group of late-day would-be elbow-benders
from both Reston and Fairfax who signed up for "happy hour."
A slight glitch to be dealt with for those who
would like company dining out: The card that was on the wall at
Tallwood has disappeared, and I have only those names available from
questionnaire that was sent out late in the fall. Pending reappearance
of that card, do please email me
if you had signed that card so I can
get you on a list to be distributed at a later date.
I have sent out emails to all who signed up
with the lists of groups and will send out hard copy to those without
email. To contact those on your list, please refer to our membership
From now on, the people on the lists need
to get involved; one or two of you from each list should take it upon
yourselves to contact Ann Hartmann in the office to set up an
organizing time for your group. Between terms the office is open from
9:00 to noon. Once your group gathers, you can outline what you would
like to do. After that you are encouraged to meet off campus, perhaps
in a coffee shop or at someone’s home. We haven’t space at Tallwood to
accommodate meetings during term; already we have clubs that are
scrambling for places on the schedule.
I’ll be interested in how you progress and
hope you will keep me in the loop. In fact, we’ll keep the rest of the
membership in the loop with notices on the bulletin boards at both of
Florence Adler, Special Events Resource
By Elizabeth Crawford, OLLI E-News
MEMBERS DISCUSS WHAT THEY LOVE
about OLLI, the intellectual
stimulation of the courses may be primary, but a close second is the
social interaction offered in many areas. The Special Events Resource
Group, under the able leadership of Florence Adler, seeks to combine
the two with trips to historic sites, museums, operas, plays, and
wineries. Special events include presentations by poets, musicians, and
historians as well as lunches at restaurants featuring international
cuisine. A glance at past catalogues will reveal the impressively wide
range of special events available to us.
Florence was asked to chair the Special Events
Resource Group in 2002 while she was a member of the Board of
Directors. Even though her two terms on the board have expired, she has
continued to work on special events, earning the gratitude of all.
Because the Special Events Resource Group covers so many areas,
Florence depends upon her committee to maintain contact with various
groups that send announcements of upcoming events and to comb the
newspapers for anything new in the area that might be of interest to
OLLI members. Florence maintains the calendar of special events, which
take place on Wednesday afternoons and some Fridays. She plans some
events herself, oversees the events her committee members are working
on, coordinates the descriptions for the catalog, and interacts with
the chairs of the other resource groups to present a balanced program.
In her life before OLLI, Florence spent
seventeen years as the executive director of the Linden Nursery
School/Flushing Country Day School in Queens, New York. She changed
course in 1981, working as the Assistant to the Vice President, later
President, of a furniture design company located in the Long Island
Interior Design Center. She "retired" in 1991 and moved to Virginia to
be near family but continues to substitute teach at Bonnie Brae and
White Oaks Elementary Schools. Florence welcomes suggestions for
special events and new volunteers willing to make our outstanding
program even better.
CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Arts and music events at Mason, Feb 22-Mar
E-News Staff Writer
1-888-945-2468 (phone orders are handled by tickets.com
or visit the Center for the Arts Box Office, Tue-Sat, 10:00-6:00. More
info on tickets at the CFA tickets page
Fri, Feb 22, at 8:00
Sun, Feb 24, at 2:00
A jaded young
Russian aristocrat carelessly rejects the love of a
beautiful, passionate young girl, much to his later regret. Tchaikovsky
brings to life many aspects of Russian life in his opera, which is
based on the epic poem by Pushkin. Sung in Russian with English
Admission: Friday $86, $72, $44
Click this Virginia
Opera Web page for details, including full synopsis, video preview,
stage director's notes and "about the composer."
$94, $78, $48
cheese-tasting will be offered on Fri at 6:30 in the Lobby of the
Come 45 minutes early to each performance for
an artistic discussion in the lobby of the Grand Foyer.
Note: The 2:00 performance on Sun, Feb 24, is an OLLI Special Event.
|GMU Players #2
Humble Boy, by Charlotte Jones
Feb 22, at 8:00
Sat, Feb 23, at 2:00 and 8:00
Thu, Feb 28, & Fri, Feb 29, at 8:00
Sat, Mar 1, at 2:00 and 8:00
Sun, Mar 2, at 2:00
The setting is an
English country garden, in this play directed by Kristin
Johnsen-Neshati of the Mason theater faculty. Felix is a gentle
scientist whose stammer returns when he is asked to speak at his
father’s funeral. His mother, Flora, has little patience with him and
believes that he plots to disappoint her. There will be a
post-performance discussion with the director and members of the
Admission: $8 seniors/students, $12 other adults
Note: The 2:00
performance on Sat, Feb 23, is an OLLI Special Event.
|The Embassy of Estonia
Naissoo Jazz Quartet
vocalist Anna Pðldvee
influenced by West Coast jazz—think Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Giuffre and
Dave Brubeck, as well as Miles Davis and Stan Kenton. The group’s music
also reflects that of the Hi-Lo’s and Ella Fitzgerald, with uniquely
Estonian additions. The concert tour celebrates the 90th anniversary of
the Republic of Estonia.
Tue, Feb 26, at 8:00
Admission: Free, tickets available at the CFA Box Office
|GMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Feb 26, at 8:00
Admission: $10 seniors/students, $15 other adults
|Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Amanda Gosier, soprano
Remembered for her performance in the summer 2006 Rodgers &
Hammerstein program at Shenandoah Valley Music Festival and with the
FSO on the 2004 "Opera Gala," Ms. Gosier will sing Mozart’s Exsultate
Jubilate and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in G Major.
Sat, Mar 1, at 8:00
Admission: $55, $45, $35, $25
Rik Reppe gave up his career after 9/11 and made a cross-country
odyssey to visit the crash sites at the Pentagon and in New York City
and Pennsylvania. In this one-man show he recalls his experiences with
people met along the way and weaves a picture of patriotism as he asks,
"What does it mean to be an American?"
Sun, Mar 2, at 7:00
Admission: $30, $22, $15
Other Mason events
By Barbara Kyriakakis, OLLI
• Top That! - Waffle Day 2008 - Giveaways, prizes, sing-a-longs
and waffles with toppings of your choice. Dewberry Hall, Johnson
Center, Mon, Mar 3, 11:30 to 12:30. Open to the university community.
For more information contact Mecca Marsh at email@example.com.
• AVT Lecture Series Visual Voices - "Links Between Religion and
Contemporary Art," presented by James Elkins. Thu, Mar 6, 7:30 to 9:00,
Writers Series – Mason alumnus Liam
Callahan, author of The Cloud
Atlas and All Saints.
Mon, Mar 17, 7:30, room 163, Research I.
• Cinema Series – Love Jones, Thu, Feb 28; Beowulf, Fri and Sat, Feb 29
and Mar 30. All showings 6:00 and 9:00. $1 with Mason ID, JC Cinema.
Non-class events at OLLI for the next two
list covering the
next two weeks is extracted for your
convenience from the master calendar maintained by the office (see the Forecast
of Non-Class Events
for more details, including active links to
information on certain events, and to view the
actual OLLI online calendar used by the office). Note: Board,
committee, resource-group and
'membership-type' meetings/events below are highlighted
in bold. OLLI members are
welcome at all Board, committee and resource-group meetings (except
during executive sessions).
Feb 22 9:30am Photography
Club - TA-1
10am Italian Club - Annex
10am Recorder Group - TA-2
1:30pm Homer, etc. - Annex
Feb 23 2pm
959-Humble Boy - GMU-Harris Theatre
Feb 24 2pm 960- Eugene
Onegin - GMU-Center for Arts
Feb 25 10am Communications
Comm Mtg - Annex
Feb 27 SPRING TERM
10am Investment Forum - TA1
or TA 2
10am Bridge Club - TA-3
Feb 28 2pm Watercolor Makeup
Feb 29 10am Italian Club -
10am Recorder Group - TA-2
1:30pm Homer, etc. - Annex
Mar 4 9:30am Planning Comm
Mtg - Annex
Mar 5 10am History Club -
10am Investment Forum - TA1
or TA 2
10am Bridge Club - TA-3
Mar 6 11am Fiction Writers'
Club - Kings Park Lib
Mar 7 SPRING TERM
10am Recorder Group - TA-2
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