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Members Enjoy a Presentation on a Satellite’s View of the Earth by Dr. Jack Kaye, NASA’s Associate Director for Earth Science Research, April 14

April 21, 2017

Editor of the Week:  Jean Boltz

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Alerts & Notices

  • Annual Business Meeting and Picnic, Tallwood, Friday, May 5, 10:00 (meeting: OLLI programming and operations; hear from Board candidates) and 11:00 (picnic). Register here for Special Event 1104; please bring a dish to share based on last name ‒ salad (A‑G), side dish (H-O), or dessert (P-Z).
  • Reminder: The 2017 election for new members of the Board of Directors will be May 5‑19. Pictures and biographical information on Board candidates are available on the OLLI website at this link.
  • Note: The summer 2017 catalog will be available online at the OLLI website soon.
  • Correction: Moving fast doesn’t always produce the desired results. As the author of the April 14 E‑News article, Hello, Art! Looking Good‒or at Least Interesting, I moved too fast and misspelled the names of artist Mark Rothko and art observer Valerie Stucky in the photo caption. I apologize for the errors. –John Nash, E‑News writer

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Art and Music Program Planning – Call for Help


By Ann Youngren, Co-chair, Art and Music Program Planning Group

Do you volunteer at a museum, historic house, or public building that displays art? Did you work in a building that housed art available for public viewing? Have you been impressed by a recent exhibit or museum? If you nodded affirmatively to any of these questions, the Art and Music Program planning group needs your help! We are eager to make contact with these organizations to arrange field trips as well as possible presentations at our Tallwood, Reston, and/or Loudoun campuses. Please contact Ann Youngren at: 703-437-1150 or rayoungren@verizon.net.

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April Is National Poetry Month


By Jan Bohall, Co-moderator of the Poetry Workshop

To celebrate, members of the Poetry Workshop will read samples of their work on Friday, April 28th, at 1:00 at Tallwood. An open mike will give other OLLI members a chance to read a poem of their own. If you would like to present a poem, please contact either Jan Bohall (703-273-1146 or jbohall@verizon.net) or Mike Mc Namara (703-644-4096 or wefolk1@verizon.net).

Register now for the Poetry Reading via the OLLI member portal (special event 981) at this link.

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Photo of the Month

The April 2017 Photo of the Month theme was Six or Eight Legs.
We selected John Olsen’s photo “Dragonfly on Water Lily,” which may also be viewed at this page. To view other photos by members of the Photography Club, visit the club’s photo website.

        — By Angela Talaber, Photography Club Coordinator

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Poet’s Corner

Courtesy of the Poetry Workshop

Foreign Parts

 

If — when a heart is transplanted,

its donor’s soul transplants too,

creates a new, a better, a worse, being,

no one has tried to discover.

Maybe because a new heart

is a new miracle—enough.

Enough that the heart beats,

allows life for its new owner.

 

If — no one knows what happens

with our glorious hearts,

how can I ever know if the tiny bits

of cadaver bone fusing in my neck

to my own bone will devise a new me,

 

Would I know it if they did?

 

                                       — Betty Smith

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Arts & Music at George Mason


Performances, April 21 through May 1

By Shelly Gersten, OLLI E-News Staff Writer

For tickets for either Center for the Arts (CFA) or Hylton, call 1-888-945-2468, buy tickets online through the event calendar (see links below), or visit the venue’s box office. For more information, see the CFA ticket page or the Hylton ticket purchase page.

At the Fairfax Campus Venues
 
L.A. Theatre Works: Judgment at Nuremberg
Sun, Apr 23, 7:00
Pre-performance discussion: Member of the company
Concert Hall
Admission: $44, $37, $26.

Martha Graham Dance Company
Fri, Apr 28, 8:00
Pre-performance discussion: Member of the company
Concert Hall
Admission: $48, $41, $29.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Inspiring the Next Generation with the Fairfax County All Stars Youth Orchestra
Sat, Apr 29, 8:00
Pre-performance discussion: Join David Ginder of WETA and conductor Christopher Zimmerman.
Concert Hall
Admission: $65, $53, $39.

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: The Genius of Chopin
Sun, Apr 30, 7:00
A pre-performance concert by young artists will be held in the lobby.
Concert Hall
Admission: $42, $36, $25.

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Mason Student & Faculty Performances

(see music.gmu.edu for additional student recitals)

Spring New Dances
Thu, Apr 20, through Sat, Apr 22, 8:00
Harris Theatre
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $10.

University Chorale: Café George
Sat, Apr 22, 8:00
Concert Hall Stage (cabaret seating)
Admission: $25.

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band
Tue, Apr 25, 8:00
Concert Hall
Admission: Adults, $12; seniors, $8.

Jazz Workshop Concert
Wed, Apr 26, 8:00
DeLaski – Room 3001
Admission: Free.

Lab Ensemble Concert
Fri, Apr 28, 12:30
DeLaski – Room 3001
Admission: Free.

Guitar Ensemble Concert
Fri, Apr 28, 8:00
DeLaski – Room 3001
Admission: Free.

Ten-Minute Play Festival
Fri, Apr 28, and Sat, Apr 29, 8:00
Sat, Apr 29, 2:00
TheaterSpace
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $10.

Mason Opera: Iolanthe
Fri, Apr 28, and Sat, Apr 29, 8:00
Sun, Apr 30, 3:00
Harris Theatre
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $15; youth (through grade 12), $5.

Dr. Balakerskaia Piano Studio Recital
Sat, Apr 29, 8:00
DeLaski – Choral Room
Admission: Free.

International Jazz Day Concert with the Mason Jazz Ensemble
Sun, Apr 30, 2:00
Concert Hall
Admission: Adults, $12; seniors, $8.

At the Hylton Center (Manassas Campus)

Gallery Exhibit: Gilbert and Sullivan Memorabilia
Through May 27
The Gallery is open to the public Tue-Sat, 10:00-6:00; Thu, 10:00-8:00; and two hours before performances.
For more information, visit https://cvpa.gmu.edu/gands.
Gallery Reception: Thu, Apr 27, 6:00-8:00. Wines by Tarara Winery. Gallery receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to spavia@gmu.edu.
Buchanan Partners Art Gallery
Admission: Free.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: A Few of Your Favorite Things
Sat, Apr 22, 8:00
Merchant Hall
Admission: $42, $36, $25.

An Evening with Richard Thompson (Solo Acoustic Guitar)
Sun, Apr 23, 7:00
Merchant Hall

Admission: $50, $40, $30.

Pied Piper Theatre: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Sat, Apr 29, 2:00 and 7:00
Sun, Apr 30, 3:00
Merchant Hall
Admission: Adults, $20; children, $15.

For further details on any of the above events, please see the CFA event calendar and the Hylton Center event calendar.

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Meetings & Clubs

The following list covering the next two weeks is extracted for your convenience from the master online calendar maintained by the office, with direct web links added when available. The list is accurate as of mid-week but to check anytime for the latest information, please view the latest forecast of upcoming events on our website (News/OLLI Calendar). Note: All OLLI members are welcome at, and encouraged to attend, meetings of the Board of Directors, committees and resource groups, kickoff coffees, etc. (bolded below).

Sat Apr 22 10:30am Tai Chi Club–TA-3
Wed Apr 26  1:45pm
1:45pm
Bridge Club–TA-3
Spanish Club–TA-2
Fri Apr 28  9:15am
9:30am
11:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
Recorder Consort–TA-3
Craft and Conversation–Annex
Classic Literature Club–TA-2
Homer, etc.–Annex
Photography Club–TA-3
Sat Apr 29 10:30am Tai Chi Club–TA-3
Wed May 3  1:45pm
1:45pm
2:15pm
Bridge Club–TA-3
Special Event CommitteeAnnex
History Club–TA-1
Fri May 5 10:00am 11:00am Annual Business MeetingTA-1
Homer, etc.–Annex

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About OLLI E-News

OLLI E-News was created by Rod Zumbro, who served as its editor from 2005 to 2013.

Editorial Staff
Chief Editor: Paul Van Hemel
Technical Editor: Irene Osterman
Associate Editor: Sheri Siesseger
Weekly Editorial Team: Jean Boltz, John Nash, Sheri Siesseger, Leslie Vandivere,
Paul Van Hemel 

Proofreaders: Rebecca Jann, Lorna Moran, Susan Van Hemel, Polly Johnsen
Backup Chief Editor: Alice Slayton Clark

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