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Upcoming Events for Purdue Retirees

Mark Your Calendars!

July 26  Art in the Parks

Columbian Park.  Randy Salman Jazz Trio, 6 PM.

August 1  PURA Monthly Meeting

MCL Cafeteria, 11 AM
Topic:  Immunology for Cancer Treatment
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Ratliff, Purdue Center for Cancer Research

September 5  NO PURA Monthly Meeting - Labor Day

September 9 Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay begins

Corydon, Indiana, site of the state's first capitol

September 12  Annual PURA Kickoff Luncheon - commemorating PURA's 40th Anniversary

Four Points by Sheraton, West Lafayette

Through January 8, 2017 - 19 Stars of Indiana Art: A Bicentennial Celebration Exhibition

Indianapolis Museum of Art
For further information contact: 317-923-1331 or www.imamuseum.org.  Exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of men and women who were born, raised, or worked in Indiana. The state’s 200-year history is explored highlighting creative accomplishments in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and decorative, design, and fashion arts.  Docent-led tours of the 19 Stars exhibition are available daily.

Note: For a full listing of Indiana Bicentennial events visit the official web site:

Upcoming PURA Trips & Tour Events

Click on the title of each event for more information about each. If you wish to attend, ontact Imperial Royal Tours for Reservations.  800-642-6645 or 765-447-9321

July 30  Choose Your Own Fun! Visiting the Miami Valley Gaming Casino; Traders World Market; and the Cincinnati Premium Outlets.

August 5  Bingo – Food – Shopping Trip to Middlebury, IN, includes Rise’N Roll Bakery, an Amish Backroads tour, lunch at an Amish Home, and Bingo.

August 16 Chicago Dine-Around & Tour. Combines a progressive meal (visiting a different Chicago restaurant for each of 3 courses), with a guided city tour, and concludes with free time at Eataly Chicago, where you can shop, taste and savor traditional Italian food products and beverages, as well as local produce and artisanal products.

October 30 Fall Meet at Churchill Downs, includes transportation, Grand Chef’s Table Buffet, Millionaire’s seating, ticket to the races, and a racing program.

Gallery of 2016 PURA Events

Purdue Softball/Baseball

Alexander field softball

More than 20 PURA members and their guests were treated to a great weather day and a tight 1-0 Purdue women’s softball win over Illinois on Saturday, April 16.  Pitcher Gina Snyder was credited with the shutout win in a dramatic finish to the game.

With runners on second and third in the seventh inning, it took two consecutive strikeouts by relief pitcher Lilly Fecho to end the game in successful fashion. Pinch hitter and freshman Emily Kenny had hit a triple off the center field wall to score Mary Gooding with the only run of the game, after Mary was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning. 

The tickets provided by the Campus and Community Activities Committee entitled attendees to also attend the Purdue men’s baseball game that began an hour later. Unfortunately for Boiler fans, Michigan State won that game 5-3.

Alexander field baseball

Alexander field, home of Purdue baseball,
and the nearby softball field shown in the background.

Purposeful Living in Retirement Conference

Scott Rumble

Scott Rumble
Purposeful Living in Retirement Chair

Purposeful Living     Purposeful Living

Purposeful Living

Kate LaMar

Kate LaMar, Purdue Human Resources
PURA contact for Health Insurance

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