Soup and Games
Warm up with some hot soup and stay to play cards and/or board games. A soup lunch will be served on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (Snow date: February 20), in the conference center in the Main Classroom Building at 12:00 noon. Fee for lunch is $5.00. After lunch join us for card and/or board games for the afternoon.
Feel free to bring your own card or board games. A selection of games such as Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Clue, Balderdash and Backgammon, as well as several decks of cards will be available. This event, planned by OLLI Social Committee, is open to both OLLI members and nonmembers. This is a great opportunity for you to invite a friend or family member to give OLLI a try.
Chilly winter days are a great time to curl up with a good book. Both will be held in the Main Classroom Building conference center room 31 B&C. Join Pat McGrath as she leads discussions for the following:
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 12:15 p.m. Fee for OLLI members and nonmembers $5.00
Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman – In 1950s Quebec, French and English tolerate each other with precarious civility but when Maggie Hughes becomes pregnant by a poor French boy her parents force her to give baby Elodie up for adoption and get her life “back on track.” (Scored 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.com)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 12:15 p.m. Fee for OLLI members and nonmembers $5.00
The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis – In her latest captivating novel, nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them. (Scored 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.com)
Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks Film Festival
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) – Drama – PG 13 – Starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, this winner of 5 Academy Awards, is a ground-breaking drama about the heartbreak of divorce and the struggle between work and family.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – Big (1988) PG – Comedy, Drama, Family – Starring Tom Hanks, who received his first Oscar nomination for his captivating performance in this hilarious, disarming and timeless film for dreamers of all ages.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Bridges of Madison County (1995) PG13 – Drama, Romance – Meryl Streep (earning her 10th Oscar nomination for this film) and Clint Eastwood (who also produces and directs) bring blazing starpower to the lovers chronicled in this film.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – Apollo 13 (1995) PG – Adventure, Drama, History – Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinese and Ed Harris in this breathtaking adventure that tells a story of courage, faith and ingenuity that is all the more remarkable because it is true!
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – Mamma Mia (2008) PG13 – Musical, Comedy, Romance – With ABBA songs, Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast, including Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, in this musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers, and true loves lost and new ones found.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – Road to Perdition (2002) R – Drama, Crime, Thriller – Tom Hanks and Paul Newman star in this drama where bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman’s son witnesses what he does for a living.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – The Post (2017) PG13 – Biography, Drama, History – Oscar winners Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks team for the first time in this thrilling film based on a true story. Katherine Graham, publisher of The Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee risk their careers to bring truth to light in this powerful film.