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Mike Whalen, Award-Winning Photographer and 2013 President of Northern Virginia Photographic Society, Discusses Photo Post-Processing and Presents the Mountains, Fjords, and Magic of Norway at January 12 Photo Club Meeting

January 19, 2018

Editor of the Week: Sheri Siesseger

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Alerts & Notices

  • OLLI needs liaisons for classes with instructors who are not OLLI members. Liaisons assist by introducing the instructor, handing out materials, as needed, and alerting the staff if there are problems with A/V or other equipment. If you are willing to help, please contact registrar Shannon Kim Morrow at ollireg@gmu.edu.
  • Loudoun Program Planning group meets Wednesday, January 24, at Loudoun.
  • Winter term begins January 22.
  • The next issue of OLLI E-News will be published January 26; regular deadline for submission of items is Tuesday, January 23, at 6:00.

OLLI Ink Submissions Due
By Betty Smith, OLLI Ink EditorOLLI Ink, OLLI’s annual literary journal, is looking for submissions for our 2018 issue. The deadline is February 25, about a week after the end of the winter term. You don’t have to be a previously published or experienced writer to submit your work.Submit as many pieces as you like. Prose—fiction, personal essays, and memoir—should be no longer than 2,500 words, and poetry no longer than 30 lines if you want to be considered for the hard-copy edition. If your work is too long for the hard-copy journal or if you submit more than one piece, we plan to have an online edition in which space won’t be a problem. All rights remain with the authors.

Please email your entries to me at bsmith5000@verizon.net by February 25. Let me know if you have any questions or if you need more time.

Your Spring Catalog Coming Soon!

By Sheri Siesseger, Publications Committee Chair

The OLLI Mason spring-term catalog is off to the printer. It includes more than 200 offerings, making it very large. Expect to set aside more time than usual choosing your courses and events!

The sheer volume of this edition also made producing it a huge undertaking for the catalog staff. I want to thank editor Leti Labell for tackling the job with grace and a sense of humor. Thanks also to our proofreaders Joan Axilbund, Mary Branch, Doris Bloch, Rebecca Jann, Irene Osterman, Martha Powers and Susan Van Hemel. As always, Leigh Knox, OLLI site assistant for Loudoun, provided essential help in managing the content and formatting the end product.

We need volunteers to edit future catalogs. If you are interested in learning more, please contact me: sheri.siesseger@gmail.com.

Photo of the Month

The January 2018 Photo of the Month theme was Vintage Items. We
selected Hillary Rubin’s photo “Sliding Into The Past,” 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

Silence

Rustling leaves answer a passing breeze
the soft crack of a stepped-on twig
the slight purr of a very small stream
faint faraway fluting of a wood thrush
my breaths as I sit here alone
alone, unmoving, easing
each tiny muscle, tendon, nerve
hearing each word
— Betty Smith

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Cooking Column

Shrimp Sriracha: A Recipe You Won’t Forget!

What’s better on a cold day than a glass of wine, a good book, and crackers and a dish of shrimp sriracha to warm you up. The first recipe of the Cooks’ Column is submitted by Jean Boltz, a good cook who appreciates simple but tasty dishes. Jean has prepared this dish for many years (not the same shrimp) and has always received rave reviews. Give the recipe a try and join Jean in taking bows. Good taste and simplicity can go hand in hand.

The cooking column is intended to be an occasional feature. If you wish to contribute your favorite original recipe, please forward it with a brief note about the recipe, a personal photo, and perhaps a glamour shot of your creation to ollienewseditor@gmail.com. Deadline for recipe submissions is 6:00 on Monday prior to publication.

Arts & Music at George Mason


Performances, January 19 through January 29
By Shelly Gersten, OLLI E-News Staff WriterFor 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

Virginia Dance Coalition
Gala Performance: Highlighting Virginia’s Best Dance Companies
Fri, Jan 19, 7:30
Harris Theatre

Admission: $25.


Baby Boomer Comedy Show
Sat, Jan 20, 7:00
Harris Theatre
Admission: $25.

Dublin Irish Dance
Sat, Jan 27, 8:00
Pre-performance discussion: Member of the company
Concert Hall
Admission: $50, $43, $30.

The Birdland All-Stars
Sun, Jan 28, 7:00
Pre-performance discussion: Member of the company
Concert Hall
Admission: $48, $41, $29.

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Mason Student & Faculty Performances

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

NPHC Annual Step Show
Fri, Jan 26, 8:00
Concert Hall
Admission: $10 in advance; $15 on Jan 26.Faculty Artist Series: Julianna Nickel, flute
Sat, Jan 27, 8:00
Harris Theatre
Admission: Free.

At the Hylton Center (Manassas Campus)

Gallery Exhibit: Ephemeral Treasures
Through Jan 20
The Gallery is open to the public Tue–Sat at 10:00–6:00, Thu,
10:00–8:00, and two hours before performances.
For more information, visit
https://cvpa.gmu.edu/gands.
Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Admission: Free.

Pied Piper Theatre: Peter Pan
Sat, Jan 20, 2:00 and 7:00
Sun, Jan 21, 3:00
Merchant Hall
Admission: Adults $20; children 12 and under, $1.

Dublin Irish Dance
Sun, Jan 28, 2:00
Pre-performance discussion: Member of the company
Merchant Hall
Admission: $50, $43, $30.

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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 any time 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 Jan 20 10:30am
1:00pm
Tai Chi Club–TA-3
Computer Club–TA-1
Wed Jan 24 1:45pm
1:45pm
Bridge Club–TA-3
Spanish Club–TA-2
Thu Jan 25 2:15pm Reston Book Club–UCP 117
Fri Jan 26 9:15am
9:30am
10:00am
11:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
Recorder Consort–TA-3
Craft and Conversation–Annex
Theater Lovers Club–TA-1
Classic Literature Club–TA-2
Homer, etc.–Annex
Photography Club–TA-3
Chess Club–TA-2
Sat Jan 27 10:30am Tai Chi Club–TA-3
Wed Jan 31 1:45pm Bridge Club–TA-3
Fri Feb 2 9:15am
9:30am
11:00am
11:00am
1:00pm
1:00pm
Recorder Consort–TA-3
Craft and Conversation–Annex
Classic Literature Club–TA-2
Homer, etc.–Annex
Dr. Who Club–TA-3
Chess Club–TA-2

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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 Editor Team: Jean Boltz, John Nash, Sheri Siesseger, Leslie Vandivere,
Paul Van Hemel

Proofreaders: Rebecca Jann, Susan Van Hemel, Shirley Springfloat, Linda Randall,
Gerry Ann Strube
Backup Chief Editor: Alice Slayton Clark

Submissions. Members are encouraged to submit letters to the editor, letters to Ms. Ollie Ettakit (on etiquette matters), OLLI-related news items, articles, and photos. Submit material to: ollienewseditor@gmail.com.
Deadline – 6:00 Tuesday for that week’s issue (6:00 Monday for letters to the editor); early submissions are greatly appreciated. Please limit articles to about 250 words.
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