Watch for your winter-term catalog, which should arrive in the mail within the next two weeks. Winter-term registration begins November 29.
Remember, when you register for 2022 winter term, you must register for clubs. This allows OLLI to maintain current club rosters and ensures that you receive emails about your club's activities and events.
The next issue of OLLI E-News will be published Friday, November 26; regular deadline for submission of items is Tuesday, November 23, at 6:00.
Save the Date: Help Plan OLLI Mason Programs, Thursday, December 2, 10:00
By Pat Bangs, Literature,Language, and TheaterProgram Planning Group Co-chair
All OLLI Mason members are invited to our all-campus program planning group meeting for Literature,Language, and Theater program planning. Mark your calendars and set aside some time on Thursday, December 2 from 10:00-11:30 via Zoom to share in the planning of these popular topics.
Is there a favorite author or playwright you want to know more about? Want to dabble in new writing workshops or suggest a new language to offer? Know any local teacher resources or—thanks to Zoom—instructors farther afield? Maybe you just want to see how the program-planning process works. Don’t miss this opportunity to offer your thoughts and suggestions as we plan programs for our summer 2022 term and beyond.
Also, learn about the planning for our return to in-person teaching on all campuses in our spring term, with Zoom and hybrid options available to instructors and members as well. And, of course, if you, or anyone you know, would like to join our committee, here is your opportunity to see the process in action.
See you December 2 at 10:00. Click this Zoom link to join the meeting. The Zoom link and other information will also appear in the OLLI Daily Schedule email for December 2.
If you can’t make it and want to share program ideas, feel free to contact me by email at Pbangs68@gmail.com.
Thanks so much for your interest and contributions.
Looking for a way to use your personal and professional skills to help OLLI? The Outreach Committee needs you! We welcome anyone interested in helping us to spread the word about this amazing learning community, but we especially need people with any of the following:
Marketing and/or advertising experience
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Social media savvy
An interest in increasing the diversity of our membership
A background in journalism and/or a love of writing
An enthusiasm for spreading the word about OLLI.
Many of the benefits we enjoy as OLLI members are only possible with a robust membership, but our membership numbers have been in decline since 2016. Joining our Outreach Committee is one way to help reverse the trend and improve your OLLI. Please contact email@example.com if you want to be part of the solution. Thanks!
The Computer Club (OLLI Personal Computer User Group, or OPCUG) will meet with its partner, the Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society (PATACS), on Saturday, November 20, in an in-person/Zoom hybrid session. Program activities begin at 1:00.
Removing Bloatware from Android Devices – Presented by John Krout. Bloatware is any application on a portable device that was installed before you bought the device and is not used by you. Bloatware takes up storage space on your device and, if started accidentally, can track your phone location and your uses of other applications, so it makes sense to remove bloatware. This presentation will show you three removal methods. Multiple methods are useful because some bloatware is specifically designed to resist the normal method of un-installation. Learn the normal method, application assistance for removing bloatware, and the application-developer method for removing bloatware.
John Krout's articles on a variety of topics appear regularly in the PATACS Posts newsletter. He is a frequent presenter at OPCUG/PATACS joint meetings, and served as an officer of WACUG, a predecessor organization of PATACS.
Learn in 30: Overview of Apple Computers for Windows Users – Presented by Lorrin Garson. This isn't a sales pitch for Apple computers, rather a presentation to acquaint Microsoft Windows users with the user interface and basic functions of Macs. Topics to be covered: (a) the desktop, dock, and menu bar, (b) basic "getting around," (c) system preferences, (d) applications and utilities, (e) the Mac operating system (macOS), (f) the App Store, (g) "Spotlight", (h) backup and recovery.
Lorrin is a regular speaker at OPCUG/PATACS sessions on a wide variety of computer and scientific topics.
Attend via Zoom’s cloud meeting service, beginning at 1:00. Please click this link to join the meeting and use passcode 458615 or enter meeting ID 846 0789 9770 in the Zoom app and use the above passcode.
As Mason’s campuses reopen, programs are offered at both Fairfax and Manassas campuses, along with virtual events. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result is required for all audience members. Dr. Linda Apple Monson produces a periodic “Notes from the Director.” This email is full of interesting online performances by the students and faculty of the School of Music. If you would like to receive these bulletins, just send an email to Brianna Schoen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, the Center for the Arts has a website Mason Arts at Home, which has a calendar of online events and access to many past performances. Information can also be found at CFA ticket purchase page, Center for the Arts YouTube Channel, or the Hylton ticket purchase page.
Please note: Physical meetings for clubs and activities are canceled until further notice in accordance with Mason’s guidelines. OLLI is conducting its classes and activities online. Refer to the university's coronavirus website for official university updates and check the OLLI calendar for revised information.
The following list covering the next two weeks is extracted for your convenience from the master online calendar maintained by the office. The list is accurate as of mid-week but for the most up-to-date information, please view the latest forecast of coming 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, kick-off coffees, etc. (bolded below). The OLLI office has sent (or will send) emails with links and meeting passwords to club members; you may also log in at the member portal and click on ZOOM CLASS LINKS.
Sat Nov 13
Tai Chi Club
Tue Nov 16
Tai Chi Club
Wed Nov 17
Mah Jongg Club
Ethnic Eats Club
Thu Nov 18
Humanities and Social Sciences/Current Events Program Planning Group Meeting
Reston Book Club
Tai Chi Club
Fri Nov 19
Craft and Conversation Board of Directors Meeting
OLLI Players: Starline 1-17
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