The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville will begin its free Fab Friday lunch-and-learn series with “The 2016 Election and the Future of Our Country,” a panel discussion featuring political scientists and journalists from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 in the Reuter Center on UNC Asheville’s campus.
The panel will feature Asheville Citizen-Times reporters Mark Barrett and Joel Burgess, focusing on state and local elections. Focusing on the presidential and congressional elections will be George Peery, professor emeritus of political science at Mars Hill University, and Ashley Moraguez, assistant professor of political science at UNC Asheville.
More Fab Friday programs this fall:
Sept. 30 – Senior Brain Health: Cognition or Perspiration, with Patrick Foo, UNC Asheville associate professor of psychology who directs the university’s Neuroscience Program
Oct. 7 – Beer City USA, with Asheville craft brewers Oscar Wong and Leah Wong Ashburn of Highland Brewing, Tim Schaller of The Wedge Brewing Company and Alex Dwoinen of New Belgium Brewery
Oct. 14 – Macular Degeneration and the Blue Light Danger with optometrist Dr. Kim Walters
Oct. 21 – The Black Potter with self-taught ceramist Jim McDowell who presents a personal and historical perspective on face jugs from African traditions
Oct. 28 – Bone Health, Osteoporosis, and Why Gravity is Good, with Dr. David F. Ward, a former NASA surgeon
Nov. 4 – The Answer World with Answer Man and Answer Womancolumnists John Boyle and Casey Blake of Asheville Citizen-Times
Fab Fridays are presented from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Reuter Center by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. Fab Fridays are free and open to everyone, with brown bag lunches welcome and lunches available for purchase in the Reuter Café. For more information, visit olliasheville.com or call 828.215.6140.