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Evenings with OLLI Winter-Spring Package (series of 4)
U.S. 2020 Census: Count Every Person. Once. In the Right Place Wednesday, February 19 6:00-7:30pm The 2020 Census is closer than you think. The U.S. population census is one of the most significant processes sustaining our American democracy. Learn what it is all about, find out about the history of the census, how it’s run, the many important ways census data is used in Michigan, and the rigorous process to protect the privacy of your information. Margaret Leary, from the League of Women Voters, will unfold the Census and explain why it’s essential that everyone is counted. There will be pertinent handouts and perhaps some interesting stories about attempts to influence some prior census results. Ken Fischer, Reflections on a Remarkable Career and Visionary Leadership, A Conversation with Beverly Geltner, former UMS Board Chair Wednesday, March 11 6:00-7:30pm Known in every corner of Ann Arbor for bringing arts into the community, Ken Fischer has made an indelible impact in his 30 years as President of University Musical Society from 1987-2017. In addition to numerous professional highlights, partnerships, and awards, Ken Fischer has also served the community outside UMS. He has served on many boards of directors, locally, nationally, and internationally. He has won numerous awards for his contributions to improving the quality of life in our city and region. In 2014 Fischer and UMS were presented the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. It was presented at a ceremony at the White House by President Barack Obama. But this is just the beginning. Please join us for a conversation with Ken Fischer and Bev Geltner, as we explore his nurturing spirit, passion, and connection to the arts and learn more about the remarkable visionary leadership of Ken Fischer. Local Community Theaters Wednesday, April 22 6:00-7:30pm There is a wealth of excellent theatre in and around Ann Arbor, including a world behind the scenes that creates the costumes, sets, and lighting. Three local theatre companies will talk about who they are, the productions they present, and the unique qualities each theatre company has to offer. The Dio - Dining & Entertainment is Livingston County’s only professional dinner theater, which includes 20 tables, seating 70 guests for each production. Their 7th season will feature three musical productions and two plays. An evening at The Dio includes dinner, dessert, beverages, and a memorable live performance. Theatre NOVA is a professional theatre in Ann Arbor, producing exclusively new plays in a comfortable, intimate venue in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. They present seven shows each season, including a holiday musical panto for families. Most of their plays are either world premieres or Michigan premieres. The Encore Musical Theatre Company is a non-profit musical theatre company in Dexter. Its mission is to create quality original, as well as widely known, theatrical productions with an emphasis on Musical Theatre. They have used a mix of Broadway productions and local talent for twelve seasons. The Power of Music, A Musical Performance and Conversation, by Harmony Ann Arbor Wednesday, May 13 6:00-7:30pm Harmony is a community chorus for singers of all ages, designed to offer concerts for senior living communities, extended healthcare facilities, and hospitals. Conducted by Annie Rose and accompanied by Rosalie Koenig, Harmony’s 70+ members rehearse weekly throughout the academic year and present approximately 15 concerts each year. In this program of musical performance and conversation, we will focus on the powerful, magical role of music in the senior years. We will draw upon our performance experiences, sharing some of our favorite repertoire and discussing the qualities of the music that most deeply affect members of our audiences. From the lullabies of infancy through the beloved melodies of adulthood, music created by the human voice has unique properties that touch our souls and delight our hearts, empowering us in ways that few other things can. Please join us for this powerful and enlightening evening. The Blom Meadworks Tour and Tasting event on June 17 is not part of Evenings with OLLI package.
Event Type : Evenings with OLLI      
Date(s) : 02/19/2020 - 05/13/2020
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location : UM Kellogg Eye Center, Auditorium
Address : 1000 Wall Street,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $15.00 (OLLI membership not required)
Event Status : OPEN