The Computer Club meets Saturday, November 15 (tomorrow!) in TA‑1 at 1:45. Note the time, which is later than usual because there is a catered lunch for members at 12:30 in the Annex, which you are welcome to join.
OLLI will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 23 to December 1.
Winter term priority registration begins December 2 at 9:00 am and ends December 10 at noon. Expect your catalog to arrive before Thanksgiving.
Missing something? Check the lost and found boxes in the Tallwood social room, Lord of Life coat closet, or ask the site assistants at Loudoun or Reston. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of the term.
Reminder: China Town Hall 2019 will be convened by George Mason University and the National Committee on China-US Relations from 5:45-8:00 on Monday, November 18. For more information click here.
Reminder: Upcoming Mason Jazz Concerts for fall 2019 include the Jazz Combos/Latin American Ensemble November 18, 8:00 (click here for details) and the Mason Jazz Vocal Night November 25, 8:00 (click here to order tickets).
OLLI’s holiday party is Wednesday, December 4, 11:30-2:30, at the Country Club of Fairfax. Register for event 1107 by clicking this member portal link; fee is $38.
The next OLLI E-News will be published November 22. Regular submission deadline is Tuesday, November 19 by 6:00 pm.
OLLI writers—beginners and experienced—take note: OLLI Ink is now accepting submissions, including poems, fiction, personal essays, and memoirs, for its 2020 edition.
Now moving into its tenth year, OLLI Ink is a well-established publication whose contributors come from a wide spectrum of OLLI members, including, but not limited to, those enrolled in writing workshops. It is distributed each spring at the annual picnic and at all three OLLI campuses.
Please send your entries, and/or any questions to: Caroline McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-231-4730.
Contributions are welcome starting now through the end of February.
Veterans Day Event Held November 8 By Jim Dunphy, OLLI Annual Veterans Day Celebration CoordinatorOLLI’s 5th annual Veterans Day commemoration honored veterans in a special event on November 8. As the participants, bundled up against the cold, came to Tallwood for the event, they were serenaded by the George Mason Fife and Drum Corps, playing a medley of patriotic and revolutionary airs.Once inside the warmth of TA‑1, the City of Fairfax Honor Guard posted the colors and their vocalist provided an excellent rendition of the National Anthem. We started the salute to veterans with a medley of service songs and asked veterans of each service to stand and be recognized when their respective service’s song was played.
As we do each year, we gave a special salute to OLLI’s two WWII veterans, Chester Myslicki and Adrian Pelzner. The theme this year was the Vietnam War. Several veterans of that conflict provided information about their service in-country or the contiguous waters and were received with rousing applause.
To cap off the event, we viewed a video dealing with the items left behind at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the effect these had not only on the friends and family of those whose names are on the wall, but also on those who visit the memorial. Everyone in attendance was very moved by this film.
It is OLLI’s honor to recognize and salute those among us who have served the nation in uniform. We look forward to another such salute in November of 2020.
The November 2019 Photo of the Month theme was Play with Liquids. We selected John Olsen’s photo “Water in Motion,” 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
For tickets for either Center for the Arts Concert Hall (CFA) or Hylton Center, 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 pageor the Hylton Centerticket purchase page.
At the Fairfax Campus Venues
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Nostalgic Nights
Sat, Nov 16, 8:00
A pre-performance discussion begins at 7:00.
Admission: $30, $45, $55. Virginia Opera: Il Postino
Sat, Nov 16, 8:00
Sun, Nov 17, 2:00
A pre-performance discussion begins on the Monson Grand Tier 45 minutes prior to the performance.
Admission: $110, $70, $40.
RUBBERBANDance Vic’s Mix
Fri, Nov 22, 8:00
A pre-performance discussion begins on Monson Grand Tier 45 minutes prior to the performance. Admission: $48, $41, $29.
Aquila Theatre: George Orwell’s 1984
Sat, Nov 23, 8:00
A pre-performance discussion begins on Monson Grand Tier 45 minutes prior to the performance.
Admission: $44, $37, $26.
Gallery Exhibit: Exploring Identity with Women Veterans
Continues to Dec 7
Buchanan Partners Art Gallery
The Buchanan Partners Art Gallery is open to the public Tue-Sat, 10:00-6:00
Admission: Free. Taj Express
Fri, Nov 15, 8:00
A pre-performance discussion begins in Merchant Hall one hour prior to the performance.
Admission: $48, $41, $29.
Youth Orchestras of Prince William: New Beginnings
Sat, Nov 16, 2:00
Gregory Family Theater
Sun, Nov 17, 1:00 and 4:00
Admission: $15 Adults; $10 children.
Northern Virginia Ballet: The Nutcracker
Sat, Nov 23, 2:00 and 6:00
Sat, Nov 30, 2:00 and 6:00
Admission: $35 Adults; $25 seniors.
Nutcracker Tea with Clara and Friends
Sun, Nov 24, 1:00 and 3:30
Small Rehearsal studio
Aquila Theatre: The Odyssey
Sun, Nov 24, 7:00
A pre-performance discussion begins one hour prior to the performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery.
Admission: $44, $37, $26.
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 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).
Sat Nov 16
Tai Chi Club–TA-3
Personal Computer User Group–TA-1
Mon Nov 18
What’s in the Daily News–TA-1
Tue Nov 19
Wed Nov 20
Mah Jongg Club–Annex
Tom Crooker Investment Forum–TA-1
Audiovisual Committee Meeting–TA-3
Thu Nov 21
Special Events Program Planning Group–Annex
Fri Nov 22
Craft and Conversation Group–Annex
Cooking Club–Home of Susan Towne
Sat Nov 23
Tai Chi Club–TA-3
OLLI Closed for Thanksgiving break November 23-December 1
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