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OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/University of Rhode Island

OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/University of Rhode Island OLLI at URI is a membership organization for all adults age 50 and older who want to participate in

The OLLI at URI is part of a national network of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI members can take classes, teach classes, plan and coordinate activities, organize volunteer projects, serve on committees, act as class assistants, help with program promotion, and volunteer for other tasks that help keep OLLI going.

Operating as usual

12/15/2022

We are celebrating 300 years of South Kingstown! Berry the elf says he can remember his first Christmas in SK, that was over 100 years ago! He says that this holiday season has been his best one yet because he is here at Belmont Market. Stop by today to pick up some SK merchandise and comment down below your best SK holiday memory. 🎄❄️🎉

12/15/2022

Oh what a wonderful tradition to start all over the world! 🥰📚📖☕️

12/14/2022

The SK High School carpentry classes, under Eric Swanson's leadership, have custom built a beautiful kiosk to promote Town of South Kingstown RI upcoming 300th Anniversary events, thanks to supplies provided by Arnold Lumber.

09/28/2022

Applumpkin Contest--Build a scarecrow and bring it with you to Applumpkin Fall Festival, Ninigret Park, Charlestown by 11 am October 23, 2022--judging by attendees 11:30 to 1:30 pm; prizes awarded 2 pm---leave your scarecrow for decoration for the follow week's Trunk or Treat event at Ninigret Park (you can pick it up after that).

09/26/2022

Save the date for Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 7pm, and RSVP to join us on the URI Campus in Kingston for a FREE public lecture about pollinator health and the intersection between native and managed species. Details below... RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/2022Pollinatorhealth

09/26/2022

Are you curious how to make a shelf-stable product by water-bath canning, but are too nervous to learn on your own? Register for our upcoming hands-on workshop, Canning 101, and walk away with knowledge on how to safely can, a book from University of Georgia and some delicious strawberry jam!

Register online by October 6, 2022 - space is limited! https://www.facebook.com/events/8049838185058607

OLLI members met at the Welcome Center on Tuesday for the 13th Annual meeting. Highlights of the meeting included a visi...
09/22/2022

OLLI members met at the Welcome Center on Tuesday for the 13th Annual meeting. Highlights of the meeting included a visit from Rhody the Ram, the OLLI Ukulele players, URI President Marc Parlange, and a financial review of our year by our advisory chair Paul Gricus.

09/10/2022

In a recent interview with the URI Office of Sustainability, Mary Parlange talked about her involvement in the URI Master Gardener Program, calling it, “a fantastic means of translating the latest in sustainability research into practical hands-on advice for citizens.” We are so grateful to have Mary on our Extension volunteer team! To read the full article about Mary and her commitment to sustainability, follow the link below: https://web.uri.edu/sustainability/mary-parlange-green-thinker/

Photo courtesy of the URI Office of Sustainability

08/30/2022

Every day is dog day at Savoy! We love it when you bring your furry friends! 🐾📚

08/18/2022

Join us Saturday, August 20th at the South County Habitat ReStore to celebrate 15 years since we opened in 2007!

As our gift to you, receive 15% off your entire purchase on 8/20!

... And since it's OUR birthday, why not bring US a gift? 🎁We would love some new or gently used items 😉. Visit Restoreri.org to learn more about donating goods to the ReStore.

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📍 1555 Shannock Road | Charlestown
⏰ Tuesday - Saturday 9-5

08/15/2022

It’s getting closer! Who's ready for move-in? We can't wait to have the campus full of Rams again! 🐏💙

Move-in information: https://bit.ly/3QsvQ6G

08/14/2022

The RI Slave History Medallion unveiled on Juneteenth 2022 is complete!

The medallion now includes a QR code.

When people use their smartphone to take a photo of the QR code, the phone will offer a link to the Rhode Island Slave History Medallions - RISHM website including an article about the history of enslaved people at Casey Farm and nearby.

Check it out at https://rishm.org/washington-county/north-kingstown/casey-farm/

NRPA is proud to be part of this effort to recognize the full history of our area.

Timeline photos
08/14/2022

Timeline photos

Please remember to lock your car at night. We've seen an uptick in thefts from cars - and car thefts - here and in neighboring towns. Nearly all victims left their vehicle unlocked. Do not make yourself an easy target. Please call 911 to report suspicious activity.

08/12/2022

New(ish) releases! Have you read any of these?

The OLLI SHOWCASE this morning was a success! Thanks to all of our volunteers from our Special Interest Groups who helpe...
08/11/2022

The OLLI SHOWCASE this morning was a success! Thanks to all of our volunteers from our Special Interest Groups who helped promote their groups and answer questions about OLLI. Big congrats to our Door Prize winner Pat Keefe!

08/11/2022

An assistant professor of journalism at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at URI, Jason Jaacks has worked for National Geographic, Discovery Digital, PBS Digital Studios, The New York Times, and the Tribeca Film Institute, among other media outlets.

When asked what motives him, the award-winning filmmaker and photographer says he’s chasing awe and wonder.

➡️: https://bit.ly/3BRZttD

08/11/2022

The sunflowers will be at their peak bloom this weekend, so if you were planning on making it down to the Stroll, put it on your calendar for this weekend!

Our Fall catalog will be in your mailbox very soon! You can view it online starting August 16, and registration starts A...
08/09/2022

Our Fall catalog will be in your mailbox very soon! You can view it online starting August 16, and registration starts August 23. Over 80 new classes!

Join the AHEAD Study
08/08/2022
Join the AHEAD Study

Join the AHEAD Study

The purpose of the AHEAD study is to determine if the investigational medication, BAN2401, is superior to a placebo in terms of maintaining normal cognitive abilities and how effective it is in reducing levels of amyloid and tau plaques in the brain using amyloid PET and tau PET scans.

We'll be closed today for Victory Day. Hope you enjoy your day!
08/08/2022

We'll be closed today for Victory Day. Hope you enjoy your day!

08/07/2022
Governor McKee, State Officials Announce $2.9 Million in Placemaking Grants to Support Outdoor and Public Space Capital Improvement, Event Programming | Governor's Office, State of Rhode Island

Governor McKee, State Officials Announce $2.9 Million in Placemaking Grants to Support Outdoor and Public Space Capital Improvement, Event Programming | Governor's Office, State of Rhode Island

Governor McKee, State Officials Announce $2.9 Million in Placemaking Grants to Support Outdoor and Public Space Capital Improvement, Event Programming Published on Friday, August 05, 2022 Placemaking grants will bring needed support to the hospitality, tourism, and events industries in Rhode Island....

OLLI members check your email for our 5-minute OLLI Satisfaction Survey! This helps us create a better experience for ou...
08/07/2022

OLLI members check your email for our 5-minute OLLI Satisfaction Survey! This helps us create a better experience for our members and help steer the direction of OLLI. If you would like to fill out a paper survey, please stop by the office. Click here to complete the survey:
https://uri.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_82qnnaGPTAQAnZA

08/06/2022

Since Don Winslow will be joining us next month for an author event, it seems like a good time to highlight a few of his other titles we have in stock. Pick up a copy of any of these in store, and/or join us on August 23 at 7pm at the Contemporary Theater Company where you can hear Don speak, buy a copy of City on Fire, and have it signed.

08/06/2022

Nearly all of RI’s beech trees are diseased according to experts.

There’s a disease that’s spreading amongst certain trees in Rhode Island, and experts are worried about the impacts it will have on forests across the state. Beech leaf disease was first identified in Ohio in 2012, according to University of Rhode Island plant scientist Heather Faubert. Since then, it’s spread to a number of states, including Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. “This is a bad one,” Faubert said of the disease. “I’m not fond of this disease. It’s pretty horrible.”

Read more by visiting:
https://www.wpri.com/community/environment/expert-nearly-all-of-ris-beech-trees-are-diseased/
Photo Courtesy of Bios Urn

Join us for The OLLI Showcase on August 11. Come see what we're all about or invite your friends to join us! Six Fall cl...
08/06/2022

Join us for The OLLI Showcase on August 11. Come see what we're all about or invite your friends to join us! Six Fall classes to sample and there's something for everyone! For more information call 401-874-4197.

Photos from The Contemporary Theater Company's post
08/06/2022

Photos from The Contemporary Theater Company's post

Photos from South Kingstown Farmers Market's post
08/06/2022

Photos from South Kingstown Farmers Market's post

Check out this month's Photo Friday Photo of the Month submitted by Barbara Nicholson. The theme was Celebration and thi...
08/06/2022

Check out this month's Photo Friday Photo of the Month submitted by Barbara Nicholson. The theme was Celebration and this picture is worth a thousand words!

OLLI members met at the URI Welcome Center to begin their  tour “Walking Through Time: A 5,000-year history of the URI c...
08/05/2022

OLLI members met at the URI Welcome Center to begin their tour “Walking Through Time: A 5,000-year history of the URI campus.” A big thank you to our tour guides Kris Bovy and Cathy DeCesare. 🐏🌞

08/03/2022

Do you play mahjong or have you always wanted to learn how? Come to Mahjong Night at the library! Join other players or learn how to play for the first time. We're hoping to gather a group of players that would like to meet regularly.
Please register here: https://nklibrary.libcal.com/event/9474111

08/01/2022

Scam Alert: Mortgage Postcard Scam- Please BE AWARE of a new postcard scam. Attached is a copy of a postcard claiming to have time sensitive information on your mortgage. If you have received one of these postcards, you do not need to call the 1-800 number on the card and you do not need to take further action. Simply throw card away.

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Hi All

Please join us Saturday morning as we cleanup two historic cemeteries at Tefft Historical Park ( Berry Hill Lane, Kingston).

If it rains I will announce a rain date Saturday morning ( fingers crossed for a dry morning)….. e-mail [email protected] if you have questions
Thank you to our host, Milk Caffe - Exeter - Event Catering, and to everyone that joined us for First Friday Coffee this morning!

Milk Caffe also opened their doors for the season today! You can stop by their shop in Exeter Friday-Sunday from 12-8pm this weekend and next weekend, and expanded days/hours to come after that! Stop by for delicious ice cream, milkshakes, Boba teas, coffee, and more!

Congratulations to all of the door prize winners:
Jessica Motherway (BankRI) won a SRI Chamber of Commerce gift certificate.
Georgina Kalwak (Blue Heron Wellness RI) won a gift certificate donated by Wakefield Books.
Shawn Juenger (Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Shawn Juenger) won a $25 gift card donated by Milk Caffe - Exeter - Event Catering.

Beth Leconte (OLLI Lifelong Learning at The University of Rhode Island) won the 50/50 raffle.
Thank you to Jeff Kreyssig (Padgett Business Services Narragansett RI) for matching the Chambers half of the 50/50 raffle that goes toward funding the Chambers annual scholarships for local high school seniors.
We hope to see everyone at our next networking event:
4/20 - Business After Hours Hosted By Anchor Sports
4/27 - Statewide Business After Hours
Hi Olli Friends

April is the start of RI Historical Cemeteries Month. As many of you know I love to visit these places to learn about the people who came before me, and those who built the community and State I call home.

So if you love RI history and have some free time this month grab your gloves and a rake and attend one of the many cleanups throughout the State.

We are is kicking off the South County cleanups at 10am on Saturday (April 2) at SK84 Major Ebenezer Adams Lot.

Ebenezer Adams (1732-99) was captain of artillery, 1776, and was an officer in Col. William Barton's expedition to capture the British General Prescott, 1777.

The lot is located on the grounds of the Compass School on Old North Road…
Hi OLLI Friends!!!! I wanted to take a moment to invite you all to join me on April 16 for the 2022 RI Statewide Historical Cemetery
Restoration and Awareness Cleanup Project at Historic TEFFT Family Burial Plots.
From University of Rhode Island magazine: Think You Know What 'College-Aged' Means? Think Again. URI includes older adults in the community and has earned national honor as an Age-Friendly University. Program initiatives include Cyber-Seniors Documentary, Disrupt Aging, OLLI Lifelong Learning at The University of Rhode Island, and more!

https://www.uri.edu/magazine/issues/fall-2021/think-you-know-what-college-aged-means-think-again/
Spooktacular afternoon talking RI Vampires!!! Thank you Olli for having me...
Thank you to our First Friday Coffee hosts, OLLI Lifelong Learning at The University of Rhode Island and Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Shawn Juenger!

Congratulations to the door prize winners:
Joanne Daly (Joanne M. Daly, CDFA, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley) won an annual membership to OLLI Lifelong Learning at URI.
Paul Robinson (Randall Realtors) won a gift certificate donated by Blue Heron Wellness RI.
Jeff Kreyssig (Padgett Business Services Narragansett RI) won a gift certificate donated by Wakefield Books.

Jay White (Cartridge World Rhode Island) won the 50/50 raffle and donated the money back to the chambers scholarship fund for local high school seniors.
Thank you to Jeff Kreyssig (Padgett Business Services Narragansett RI) for matching the chambers half of the 50/50 raffle that goes toward funding the chambers annual scholarships for local high school seniors.
Join us for First Friday Coffee co-hosted by OLLI Lifelong Learning at The University of Rhode Island and Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Shawn Juenger this Friday from 8am-9am.

$5 for SRI Chamber members / $10 for non-members

Pre-registration is encouraged: https://bit.ly/2Y14zBM
Looking for something fun to do before the summer is over, or maybe something new for the fall? Check out what OLLI Lifelong Learning at The University of Rhode Island has to offer. The OLLI at URI is part of a national network of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation. For the class list (including one with NIROPE) click on web.uri.edu/olli/
I am super excited about spending some time this summer with my OLLI friends. Join me as we discuss RI history through explorations of historical cemeteries. https://uriolli.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=172&int_category_id=3&int_sub_category_id=11&int_catalog_id=0
For your safety and the safety of the University of Rhode Island, OLLI Lifelong Learning at The University of Rhode Island community during this extraordinary time, the URI Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been cancelled. Stay safe and be well!
We were very happy to have our friends from OLLI Lifelong Learning at The University of Rhode Island at the theater today and GEAR Productions on the patio yesterday!

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