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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Membership Benefits

OLLI Membership: In order to take a class or join any of the special interest groups (clubs), you must be an OLLI member and 18 or older. The membership fee is $20 in the fall (Sept.-Dec.) and spring (Jan.-Aug.) and entitles the member to a photo ID and a campus parking permit. This fee is required whether you are signing up for a one-day workshop, excursion, multiple courses or a special interest group. Alumni: Members in good standing of the CCU Alumni Association are welcome to participate in OLLI-sponsored clubs and events, without becoming an OLLI member.

Photo IDs: Available at Baxley Hall (100 Chanticleer Drive E., Conway) throughout the semester. Photo IDs will be available at Litchfield on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and at Myrtle Beach on Thursday, Sept. 24.,10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The photo ID entitles the holder to the following benefits:

e-Newsletter: Lifelong Learners with email addresses are sent the weekly OLLI e-Newsletter, which keeps them updated on events and schedule changes. Many opportunities arise during each term that are not finalized when the catalog is printed. To receive the weekly updates, send your email address to olli@coastal.edu. The newsletter is also posted on the OLLI website home page (www.coastal.edu/olli).

Free-with-Membership Lectures: The bold entries on the at-a- glance pages indicate these classes are free with OLLI membership. It is still necessary to register for these classes.

Special Interest Groups

Participation in OLLI-sponsored clubs is free with OLLI membership.

Registration is required to ensure adequate space.

Book Clubs (XLITR 512) meet once a month to discuss works selected by the group. Book selections are listed on the website and in the weekly e-Newsletter.

Georgetown (G01), under the leadership of Ann Carlson and Sandra Quinn, is a book club of Southern Writers. It meets once a month from 3-4:30 p.m.: 9/14, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7.

Conway (C01), under the leadership of Susan Galante, meets year- round on the second Monday each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m.: 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14.

Litchfield (L01), under the leadership of Anne Duncan, is a contemporary club that meets year-round on the fourth  Monday each month from 10 a.m. to noon: 9/28,10/26,11/23. Litchfield (L02), the Classic Book Club, led by John Hobson, meets on the first Thursday each month (except January) from 2 to 4 p.m.: 10/1,11/5,12/3.

Myrtle Beach (M01), under the leadership of Darlene Eichler, Evelyn Byrns and John Hobson, meets year-round on the first Monday each month from 10 a.m. to noon: 10/5,10/2,11/2,12/7.

Gilles Bridge Society (XSKIL 736 C01) is a progressive rubber bridge group (not a club). Each player is asked to contribute 50 cents at each meeting to provide prize money. The format is unique for social bridge in that the same partner is retained throughout the evening, and penalties for slow play are mitigated. Individuals without partners are welcome. The society has no affiliation with a national organization. Under the leader- ship of Wally Lasher, the society meets every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Coastal Science Center in Conway. Reservations must be made by the preceding Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. by calling 843-347-2339 or emailing wlasher@hotmail.com.

Computer  Clubs  meet  monthly  to  discuss  new technology:

iPad Club (XCTEC 200 L01), led by Ed Robidoux, meets at Litchfield the first Friday each month (except September) from 9 to 10 a.m. 10/2,11/6,12/4).

Mac Computer Club (XCTEC 200 L02), led by Ed Robidoux, meets at Litchfield the first Friday each month (except September) from 10 a.m. to noon (10/2, 11/6, 12/4).

Current Events Clubs

The World (XGOVT 401 L01), led by Bob Poirier, meets in Litchfield once a month, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon (9/11,10/14,11/11,12/9).

Middle East (XGOVT 403 M01), led by Sam Baalbaki, meets in Myrtle Beach alternate Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. (9/23- 12/2).

Gardening Clubs (XGAR 914) are led by master gardeners in Conway and Litchfield.

Introduction to Gardening in Horry County (C01), led by Faye Akers, is a two-semester course designed to introduce novice and “transplanted” gardeners to the unique challenges of gardening in Horry County. This basic course will cover all aspects of gardening in the South. Topics include local soil characteristics, plants that will (and will not) grow in this area, pests (insects, diseases, weeds), and dealing with our climate from the plant’s perspective. Meets every Wednesday in Conway from 9-10 a.m. (9/23-12/9).

Academy of Gardening: Tips and Techniques (C02), led by Carol Peeples, is an ongoing group that discusses topics and techniques related to gardening in Horry County. Seminars and hands-on projects are designed to inform and teach both casual and serious gardeners. Occasional field trips and guest speakers will supplement classroom activities. Prerequisite: Intro to Gardening. Meets twice a month on Wednesday in Conway from 10:15-11:45 a.m. (9/23-12/2).

Litchfield Academy of Gardening (L01) is led by Sue Mushock Myers and Anita Lampley. There are no prerequisites to participate. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month (except September) from 10 a.m. to noon (10/6,11/3,12/1).

Investor Education Club (XFINC 701 L01) in Litchfield. Learn about the different kinds of financial investments, as well as the risks and rewards associated with each. Club participants will be able to more confidently construct an investment portfolio designed to meet your specific objectives and/or more intelligently work with a financial adviser in structuring your investment strategy. Come to share knowledge and experiences with other investors as part of a participative learning experience. The Club, led by Tim Miller, meets the first Tuesday of each month (except September) from 6 to 7 p.m. (10/1,11/3,12/1).

Foreign Language Clubs

French Conversation Club (XFREN 310 M01) led by Samih Baalbaki in Myrtle Beach meets alternate Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (9/30-12-9).

Spanish Conversation Clubs (XSPAN 300), led by Luz Greene, meets in Myrtle Beach on the following Thursdays: 9/24, 10/22, 12/10 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Travel Clubs

Coastal Carolina Travel Clubs (XPERS 700), led by Bill and Judy Blackburn, aim to bring together fans of world travel who want to learn and  share with other travel club members. Second Monday meetings at Litchfield (L01), 10 a.m. to noon, and Myrtle Beach (M01), 2 to 4 p.m. (10/12,11/9,12/7).

Travel with OLLI: Partnerships with well-respected tour companies (Earth Travel Pals, Grand Circle Travel, World Cultural Tours) have produced several exciting and affordable travel opportunities for OLLI members. Information is available at the outreach centers.


Coastal Carolina University Benefits

Coastal Carolina University Bookstore:  Lifelong Learners receive a 10 percent discount on clothing and gift items with their ID; ex­ceptions include textbooks, diploma frames, software/computer-related products/video games, sodas, snacks and candy.

The Hackler Golf Course:  A special OLLI rate of $30 plus tax per round (with cart) provides a $12 discount off the public rate ($42). For unlimited golf privileges, Lifelong Learners pay $750 per year (compared to $825 for the public). This includes green fees for the year. Cart fees are $17. Discounted practice balls will also be included with this membership. Tee times must be booked seven days in advance. For more information, call 843-349-6600.

Kimbel Library:  OLLI members are encouraged to utilize Kimbel Li­brary’s resources on Saturdays when the library is less busy. Enjoy on-campus access to public computers, online databases (includ­ing newspaper databases), reference assistance. Members may request a community borrowers card for year-round checkout privileges. Library services information: 843-349-2400.



Parking Privileges

Parking on campus: OLLI members are responsible for observing all University regulations and displaying their parking decal when parking on the main campus and at the Coastal Science Center. The decals and expiration stickers are available at the outreach centers. Parking at Coastal Science Center: Lifelong Learners (students, instructors and volunteers) attending classes, clubs and events at, or excursions departing from, the Coastal Science Center in Conway will need to secure a valid parking decal (required Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). No parking decal is required at  Georgetown Education Center, Litchfield Education Center or Myrtle Beach Education Center.

Community Partnerships


Fit4Everyone: Guided strength training for 50+ taught by CCU professors. $10 dollars discount for your first month’s membership for OLLI members. For more information call 910- 258-9009 or visit Fit 4 Everyone.

Fitness Edge (Murrells Inlet, Carolina Forest): OLLI members with current ID cards receive a 50 percent off enrollment fee, plus 10 percent off the regular price monthly dues at both locations. For detailed services, call 843-652-3488 or visit Fitness-Edge.                             .

SC Maritime Museum: During the semester, specific events and programs organized by the museum will be offered to OLLI members. Details will be listed in the OLLI e-newsletter. SC Maritime Museum

Tidelands Health (formerly Health Point Center for Health & Fitness (Litchfield): OLLI members with current ID cards receive 50 percent off the daily walk-in fee ($7.50 instead of $15) which includes classes, equipment, courts, pools, lockers, towel service, everything except Day Spa service and childcare. Visit Tidelands Health or call 843-237-2205.

YMCA (Myrtle Beach, Georgetown): Myrtle Beach (Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA at 62nd Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass) and Georgetown (Georgetown County Family YMCA at 529 Browns Ferry Road, S.C. 51) facilities offer OLLI members with current ID cards 20 percent off the monthly rate and waive the joining fee. Visit YMCA to obtain the latest group exercise class schedule, programs and events.

Brookgreen Gardens: OLLI members with current ID cards receive $2 off the admission fee at the entrance plaza. Single admission  is good  for  seven  days.  For  season  details, visit Brookgreen Gardens.

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum: OLLI members with current ID cards are welcome to attend exhibition opening receptions for half the non-museum member price ($5, instead of $10) and to participate in museum-organized road trips at the member price. Details will be listed in the OLLI e- Newsletter, 843-238-2510 or visit Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum.

Belle W. Baruch Foundation’s Hobcaw Barony: During the semester, specific events and programs organized by Hobcaw Barony will be offered to OLLI members with current ID cards at a special rate. Details will be listed in the OLLI e-Newsletter and at Belle W. Baruch Foundation’s Hobcaw Barony.

Horry County Museum: During the semester, specific events and programs organized by the museum will be offered to OLLI members. Details will be listed in the OLLI e-Newsletter and at www.HorryCountyMuseum.org. All Conway OLLI History courses will be held at the Horry County Museum.

Kaminski House Museum: 843-546-7706 Current OLLI students receive a $2 off admission fee at the museum. For more information visit Kaminski House Museum.                                              .

Atlantic Stage: OLLI members with current ID cards enjoy the published student rate on season or individual tickets. For the season’s schedule and tickets, visit Atlantic Stage.                                .

Long Bay Symphony: OLLI members with current ID cards receive 10 percent off all Long Bay Symphony performances. For season details, call 843-448-8379 or visit Long Bay Symphony.

Theatre of the Republic: OLLI members with current ID cards receive $3 off performance tickets. OLLI members must purchase tickets at the box office and must have a current OLLI membership card, no phone or online orders. For the season’s schedule and tickets, call 843-488-0821 or visit Theatre of the Republic.

Waterfront Books: Current OLLI students will receive a 10 percent discount on OLLI book club books. For details, call 843-546-2665 or visit Waterfront Books.



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