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OLLI Classes WINTER 2018

     January 4 - February 28

WINTER CLASSES - printable

Monday Classes

Stand Tall, Stand Strong
This is an active class, which integrates stretching, coordination, stability, and strengthening exercises. Participants use their own resistance bands (preferred). Please bring water; wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. Class meets twice weekly.
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Lorraine Goldman, PT, MPT, Cert. Exercise Expert
Mondays: Jan. 8 - Feb. 26 & Wednesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
8:30 – 9:50 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 110 B

Religion in One’s Life
Explore how religious or non-religious beliefs affect the way we live our lives. We’ll discuss religion by points of view: historical, theological, philosophical, and metaphysical. Discussion topic sources are Karen Armstrong, St. Augustine, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Richard Dawkins, and Thomas Merton. The instructor is a published author. His new book grew out of an OLLI course: “Memoir of a Mind.”    Class limit: 30
Instructor: Dr. Paulino Lim, Jr.
Mondays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 26 (6 wks)
8:30 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Bridge 1
For new players and those who played previously - play bridge the modern way. Topics: intro to bridge, opening a major, opening a minor, no trump, stayman, transfers, opening leads, attitude, carding, 1 NT Forcing and 2 over 2. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Sharon Biederman & Kiyo Nagaishi

Bridge 2
Continue to learn basics. Topics: 2 over 1, 1NT Forcing, Overcalls, Takeout Doubles, Negative Doubles, Weak 2’s and Preempts, and 2 Club Openings and Blackwood. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Hank & Fern Dunbar


Bridge: Beyond Beginning
Sharpen your bridge playing skills while practicing - Approximately 8 hands per lesson. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez & Susan Bibby

Bridge: Defense
For those who already know the basics of playing bridge--sharpen your skills at defense. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Rob Preece & R. Dunbar

All - Mondays, Jan. 8 – March 5 (8 wks)
All- 9:45 - 11:45 AM
All- at LB Bridge Center

Longevity Stick @ Pine Ave
This class promotes physical fitness,increased energy, and mental relaxation. It involves gentle motions, stimulates blood circulation, increases flexibility, aids balance and coordination, is easy to learn, and is fun! Bring a 1-inch dowel, 1-2 inches longer than your height with rubber end caps.Athletic shoes and layered clothing.
Instructor: Camilla Marie Gartland,
Mondays, Jan. 8 – Feb. 26
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Park Pacific Tower, 714 Pacific Ave.

Homeopathy—the Philosophy, Fundamentals, and Applications
There are other choices in medicine other than the conventional, allopathic method. Learn some philosophy (allopathic vs. homeopathic); the art and science of homeopathy; first-aid and basic applications. Learn how to apply it for self-care (coughs and colds, flu, aches and pains) and first-aid (injuries, stings, sprains) and more. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Constance Malaambo, MA Homeopathy, RN & 50+ years in health care
Mondays, Jan. 8 – Feb. 19 (6 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

The Plants Around Us
The plants and trees you see around homes, streets and business parks have fascinating histories, purify the air we breathe and influence climate change. Some are edible, toxic or invasive. Humans have depended heavily on plants for our development. Come learn about the plants around us, and have fun doing so. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Howard Manning,
retired safety engineer / lifelong forager; MS in Safety from USC, former owner of Harvestin Howard LLC.
Mondays, Jan. 22, 29 & Feb. 5 (3 wks)
12:30 – 2:30 PM (2 hours)
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer
Everyone in the USA would like to enjoy a long life of quality health but it is  elusive for many people especially after they reach fifty years of age. This class will: Identify the major causes of poor health in the USA including heart disease and cancer. Discover how present health statistics compare with people 100 years ago, and with other countries. See how marketing and lack of health education contribute to poor eating habits. Understand which foods promote excellent health, develop a health oriented diet so your risk of heart disease and cancer drop dramatically. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Wendell Covalt, MBA Indiana U., Certified Food Over Medicine Instructor, presents health lectures for Princess Cruises
Mondays, Feb. 19 & 26 (2 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Ukulele For All Levels
Learn to play with no prior musical training or learn to enhance what you already know! Be amazed at what you can do! Bring your uke and your music stand and plan to have a lot of fun. More
advanced players will practice with Mike Young when possible.
Instructor: Mike Young
Mondays, Jan. 8 – Feb. 26
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

U. S. Naval Operations in the Pacific
Are you interested in an overview of the World War II in the Pacific Theaters from a U.S. Navy point of view? Explore the origins of the Pacific War and Japanese and American strategy. Pearl Harbor will be explained in the context of Japanese strategies as well as an overview of the attack itself.
Further sessions will review Japanese moves and American (and Allied) responses, the Doolittle Raid, Coral Sea and Midway and more. We will touch on cultural, doctrinal, and technical differences between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Navy and how these differences impacted the war. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Paul Killins, BS Engineering Design; MBA Technology Mgmt; former naval officer
Mondays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 26 (6 wks)
1:30 - 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Short Stories
Join us to read and discuss a new selection of impressive short stories. The short story is sometimes an under-appreciated art form. The characters must be established quickly and efficiently. The author must create tone, voice, style, atmosphere, point of view, and communicate an aspect of our human condition. Let us see if the short stories we read meet the criteria. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Dale Lieberfarb, M.A.
Mondays, Jan. 8 - Feb. 26
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4

Introduction to World of Shamans
Is it really possible to communicate with a tree and have it respond to you? Come and learn what our ancestors knew. In this experiential class the students will learn how to journey into non-ordinary reality. They will experience a shamanic journey first hand and learn how our ancestors accessed knowledge about the world around them. Shamans journey to receive information, inspiration, healing, and knowledge. This course will introduce the students to spirit helpers and other worlds. The world we live in is far bigger and more fascinating that what our current scientific instruments can tell us. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Mushroom Montoya, graduate of Foundation for
Shamanic Studies
Mondays, Jan. 8 – Feb. 26
3:00 – 4:30 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, room 107

Play the Recorder
Learn to play the recorder and discover the pleasures of creating music. The recorder is an early instrument popular during Medieval and Renaissance time and currently is gaining new popularity. This class is open to those who know nothing of the recorder and to those who know a little. Please bring your own recorder. Recorders are available for those without one.
Instructor: Muriel Pendelton
Mondays, Jan. 8 - Feb. 26
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Guided Autobiography 2
An extension class for Guided Autobiography students who have taken GAB 1 already. Through this interactive class experience, you will learn more about writing your own life story. The 4 sessions will be 2 hours long. You will write your own story on a new topic each week. The group will share all stories and receive positive feedback with assured confidentiality. Continue working to be a writer. Contact Teri if you have questions. Class limit: 12
Instructor: Teri Hershberg,   Certified GAB Instructor
Mondays, Jan. 8– 29 (4wks)
6:00 – 8:00 PM
JCC, room 27

ACTIVITY CLASSES  with MEL LEACH
Archery Lab - Advanced

Practice and skill training for former Archery students desiring to improve their skills. $10.00 fee on 1st class to instructor (cash only)
Mondays, Feb.5 - March 19
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Archery Fieldhouse


Bowling Lab - Advanced

Continued skill training for former students. $20.00 cash to SU Lanes. Fee covers lane, ball and shoe rental.
Mondays, Feb.5 - March 19
1:00 - 2:50 PM
Student Union Bowling Lanes

Tuesday Classes

Arab Muslim World  in the 21st Century
In this course we all become students of the region of the world we Americans tend to know the least about, the Arab Muslim World. We will learn of their people, their culture, their religious dedication, their frustrations and their hopes and their fears. Very few Americans are students of the Middle East. Yet, we have been engaged there for the last forty years, more than the rest of the world combined. During that time very few Americans, including the leaders of the State Department, the military, the Middle East Strategists, the Intelligence Organization, as well as Congress and the office of the Presidents, took the time or were required to understand the nations and people with whom the United States was suddenly engaged. A great Arab Scholar Fourd Ajamis said, “American troubles in this Arab World can be linked to America’s limited understanding of the region.”   Class limit: 98
Instructor: Dick Lunde
Tuesdays, Jan. 9– Feb. 27
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. The objectives include developing better balance, increase physical strength by stretching the muscles and tendons, and supplying a greater amount of oxygen to the body through deep breathing. Bring a one-inch dowel, one to two inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps. Tennis or athletic shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Charles Taylor
Tuesdays, Jan. 9– Feb. 27
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Elementary Japanese 101
Class starts with polite expressions (or “aisatsu”) that are crucial in daily communication and pertain to Japanese customs and traditions. “Hiragana” (one of two Japanese syllabaries) will be introduced early on to enhance pronunciation and reading/writing skills. Handouts/video clips will be used regularly for extra listening and speaking practice. Students are welcome to share their own experience with Japanese culture and to participate in a class end ‘culture project’. Class limit: 25
Instructor: William J. Teweles, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
9:15 – 10:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Non-Violent Communication & Conflict Resolution: Effective and Practical Skills for Problem-Solving
Do you have conflicts with friends, acquaintances, family, and other people you love? Come to learn new ways of communicating and to develop a set of skills to talk with people more effectively about difficult issues and situations. In addition, participants will adopt a philosophy of how they want to relate orally to others. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Susan Rice, DSW, Prof Emerita, CSULB School of Social Work
Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Taking Better Photos
This class will focus primarily on composition, the philosophies of master photographers, and getting the best from your camera. Some sessions will be devoted to shooting pictures. You need not have a film or digital camera. If you do, be sure to bring it and your instruction manual to the first class. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Terry Fiskin
Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 6 (5 wks)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

The Study of Universal Ethics
In 1991, Congress endorsed a set of seven universal ethical principles known as the Noahide Laws. They are known as the “bedrock of society since the dawn of civilization” and as values “upon which our great nation was founded.” At a time of real moral drift, when both individuals and legislators seek an objective and moral compass, these laws have a special relevance. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Rabbi Abba Perlmuter, ordained a Rabbi 1979, postgradstudies in Brooklyn, NY
Tuesdays, Jan. 16 - Feb. 27 (7 wks)
12:00 - 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Pencil Play
Come have some fun! You’ll learn some basic techniques of colored pencil art and how to use them to create a finished piece. Explore your own creativity while learning about colored pencils and what you can achieve with them. Please bring your own pencils (at least 10 colors) to the first class meeting so we can get right to it! (Prismacolor and Crayola are the best brands to get.) Class limit: 12
Instructor: Kristi Eaglehorse, BA Fine Arts; AA Design & Illustration; computer graphics & design
Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Play Reading Circle XVII
Experience drama first-hand! Join this class to read plays from various
historical periods; learn about the playwrights and the times in which they lived; and discuss the significance and value of each play. A list of the plays to be covered and the recommended translation to purchase or borrow from the library will be available at the first class meeting. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Muriel Pendelton
Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Masterpieces of Asian Art in LA
This session of “Masterpieces” will focus on noteworthy objects in the collections of Los Angeles area museums. As with previous courses, it is an eclectic (rather than survey) approach to art as we examine 1 or 2 pieces of art per class to discover what makes it a masterpiece. Each work is discussed within its historical, cultural and religious (as appropriate) context. View a variety of media (sculpture, ceramics, painting, jade, metal, gardens) as well as an expansive geographic area and time frame (Neolithic to the present). Areas covered include the Ancient Near East, China, India, Tibet, SE Asia and Japan.First session not a prerequisite. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Delrie Hobbs, MA, Asian Art, University of London
Tuesdays, Jan. 16 – Feb. 27 (7 wks)
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Reiki I Energy Healing
...a Japanese relaxation technique, is all about self-healing. Students will learn how to direct this energy to heal long standing physical, mental and emotional issues. Learn about Reiki Meditation, the chakra system, breathing techniques, the connection of the emotional mind to disease,and the importance of developing a strong self-care program. Wear comfortable clothing.
Students must purchase the Curriculum book ($15 or $7 materials fee for pages from the book) payable to instructor on first day. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Patty Tahara Rassouli, Reiki Master Teacher, Meditation /Yoga Teacher
Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Publish Your Non-Fiction
This is NOT a beginning writer’s class; rather it is for those more advanced  writers working on publication. (write non-fiction first-person stories, magazine articles and op-ed essays). Handouts on markets and publishing tips will be provided. Emphasis is on critiquing, focusing on “gorilla editing” for maximum publication opportunities. Attendance at the first class is mandatory unless prior notice is given to the instructor. Microsoft Word and access to email is required. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Sallie Rodman, Cert.Professional Writing, CSULB, published in forty-five Chicken Soup for the Soul books,
Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
3:15 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

The History of the Western Movie
Howdy All. Time to saddle up for the next class on the history of the western movie. This time it will feature the great western TV shows that came after the B western movie era ended in 1954. The B western was replaced by the great TV westerns of the 1950s until Gunsmoke ended in 1975. Some of the “A” stars of the 1960’s and 1980’s got their start doing parts on these great western TV shows. So come with your suggestions and ideas. If you have a certain TV western series you like, I will work on getting that for you. If you are a western fan, come join in and see the sunrise and sunset on the great TV western era period. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Barry Buckheim
Tuesdays, Jan. 9 - Feb. 27
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Wednesday Classes

Stand Tall, Stand Strong (Day 2)
(See Monday) Class meets twice weekly.
Instructor: Lorraine Goldman, PT
Wed. & Mondays: Jan. 8 - Feb. 28
8:30 – 9:50 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 110 B

Bridge: Card Play
Intermediate topics in declarer play and defense. Class limit: 50
Instructors: Steve Ramos and Kiyo Nagaishi

Bridge: Play of the Hand
For those who already know the basics of playing bridge--sharpen your skills at play of the hand. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Rob Preece and Hank Dunbar

Bridge: Transition to Duplicate
Short lessons and hand play to sharpen your bridge playing skills.
Class limit: 50
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez and Sharon Biederman
All -Wednesdays, Jan. 10 - March 7 (9 wks)
All - 9:45 – 11:45 AM
All - LB Bridge Center

Retrain the Troubled Brain
Change the way you think, and you will change the way you feel.
Students will learn new skills for managing anger, stress, and leisure time. This class will teach you how to train a “troubled brain” by replacing non-productive thoughts, expectations, and interpretations into more positive emotions. The instructor has 40 years of mental health experience teaching individuals to make life changing new habits for greater happiness and peace of mind. All you need is a desire to change your old ways of thinking into more productive ones. While not mandatory, a workbook is available for purchase (at cost) for $5.00. The workbook, Retrain the Troubled Brain-Practical Strategies for Managing Anger, Stress, and Leisure Time, outlines the class and will be available on the first day. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Steve Sumpter, MS, CAMS II, CTRS, MA CSULB, Cert. Anger Management Specialist and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Wednesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
8:30 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Gospel Music Workshop
Do you love the sound and spirit of Gospel Music? Come and join us for a hand clapping, toe tapping, good time . You’ll listen, sing along with (occasionally) and view some of the greatest gospel songs of all time (via YouTube) including spirituals, hymns,
traditional, contemporary, and even Rap – we’ll explore them all. All religious, spiritual, non-religious are welcome. Come-enjoy singing and learning about this moving art. Class limit 98
Instructor: Gwendolyn Phillips Coates, BA Business Mgmt, BS Church Admin; MA Christian Ministry–
Pastoral Counseling, PhD Ministry
Wednesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Guided Autobiography
Recall and record the significant moments of your past through the process of Guided Autobiography. Learn the tools for writing your own life story. The first session is a one-hour orientation about the structure, expectations, and student commitments to the class. The next 4 sessions will be 2 hours long. You will write your own story on a new topic each week. The group will share all stories and receive positive feedback with assured confidentiality. No need to be a talented writer, just tell your own story. Class limit: 12
Instructor: Teri Hershberg, Cert.Guided Autobiography Instructor
Wednesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 7 (5 wks)
Jan 10 - 10:00 – 11:00 AM Orientation/questions about the class
10:00 AM – 12:00
PA, Suite 202

Seminar in Theatre History: American Drama and Theatre from 1749 to World War I
This class disgracefully skims 165 years of the development of the theatre in America in just eight class meetings. Even worse, it purports to weave playwrights, actors, managers, and audiences into the history of a growing, self-aware American culture. Join us, but don’t even think about academic credits. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Patrick D.McDonough, Ph.D., Prof.Emeritus of Theatre
Wednesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Watercolor for Beginners and Intermediate Painters
Lecture and demonstration will cover fundamental watercolor concepts such as: brush techniques and color theory. Instruction will include individual hands on instruction. Instructor will give supply list the first class. Intermediate students will work on independent projects with assistance from teacher as needed.
Class limit: 20 (Beginner)
Class limit: 10 (Intermediate)
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Folk Guitar II
Ready to move on to the next level? Want to expand your repertoire? Looking for other musicians to jam with, enjoy sing-alongs with? This class is designed with Advanced Beginners to Intermediates in mind. Learn more advanced strumming and finger style techniques, as well as tablature and barre chords to help you progress. We’ll also look at performance opportunities within the OLLI community. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Richard Harris
Wednesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
1:30-3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Four Stories, Four Weeks
Over-did it during the holidays? Consider having something nourishing, healthy and no calories. Our Short Story Class will feed your mind and imagination and is guaranteed to boost your energy! Class limit: 15
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, Jan. 10 – 31 (4 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

WHY?  An incursion into our lifelong questions.
All our life we are asking the question “why”, seeking an explanation to events and phenomena occurring around us. This is a new OLLI course, aimed at an audience interested in searching and acquiring answers to many “why’s”. We’ll answer some “why’s” in the following four areas of our lives:
1. Why’s in Biology and Medicine.
2. Why’s in the History of Mankind.
3. Why’s in Society and Economic events.
4. Why’s in our Political life.
In each session, we will have a stimulating discussion without any bias, in a tolerant and objective manner.  Class limit: 30
Instructor: Dr. Edgar Moran, Prof. of Medicine, Emeritus University of California, Irvine
Wednesdays, Jan. 10 – 31 (4 wks)
3:15 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Health-e Aging
This course is designed for people looking to understand the physiology of aging, the current trends being publicized, and scholarly research around aging. It will address how to optimize wellness and slow aging with healthy behaviors, exercise and nutrition. The use of case studies will highlight poor aging and contrast it with changing behaviors to improve the aging trajectory. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Sandra Feaster, RN, MS, MBA, founded a disease mgmt company where she developed behavior based coaching and counseling for patients with congestive heart failure, diabetes and other chronic conditions.
Wednesdays, Feb. 7 – 28 (4 wks)
3:15 – 4:45 PM CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Thursday Classes

A Novel Approach to Memoir Writing
Former kamikaze pilot. Man from Holland whose family hid Jews during World War II. Man who invented “rice crispy” ice cream. They’ve written their memoirs. When are you going to write yours? How about now?
Memoir Writing is the only OLLI class that has met every semester since OLLI began, and its longevity is witness to the fact that every person has at least one unique and fascinating story. In the class,
students read stories they have written at home and receive comments and feedback. Critiques are gentle, designed to encourage writers of all levels and educational backgrounds, including those for whom English is a second language.
Instructors: Florence Dodge &  Josephine Fitzpatrick
Thursdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 22
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. It will help develop better balance, increase physical strength by stretching the muscles, and supply more oxygen to the body through deep breathing. Bring a collapsible painter’s extension pole OR a one-inch wooden dowel 1 or 2 inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps (available at Ace Hardware or home supply stores). Tennis or athletic shoes, loose and layered clothing are recommended. Class limit: 25
Leader: Charles Wm. Taylor
Thursdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 22
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C

Tai Chi Chih at Pine Ave.
Come learn and experience the deep relaxation and serenity of Tai Chi Chih/Joy Through Movement. This American version of a Chinese system for maintaining health is also known as “moving meditation”, which brings about inner peace and stability. The 19 movements and one pose are soft and continuous; the essence of Tai Chi Chih.
Instructor: Florence St. Peter
Thursdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 22
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Beginning
10:00 – 11:00 AM - Advanced
Pine Ave, suite 202

English Vocabulary from Greek Elements
A myriad of terms in science, technology, medicine, government, religion, philosophy, and social sciences come from ancient Greek: antibiotic, bishop, ethics, metaphysics, schizophrenia, and synagogue. Words will be analyzed into roots, prefixes, and suffixes. No knowledge of Greek is needed, only a desire to have fun and to master more English words. A required book includes 3 indices: roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Copy of first chapter will be available at first meeting. Order: English Words from Latin and Greek Elements (2nd ed.) paperback by Donald M. Ayers, Univ. Ariz. Press ($17.95, shipping approx. $6. To order call 800-621-2736.) Check Amazon for prices. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Conrad Barrett, PhD Classics at USC
Thursdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
9:15 – 10:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Birth of Rock & Roll
See 250 or so most important rock & roll / rhythm ‘n blues hits and some misses via YouTube videos. The scope is from 1951 (“Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston with Ike Turner out of Memphis) to 1975 (“Low Rider” by War, a band out of LB’s Poly High School and a precursor to hip hop). Along the way, hear the talents of Elvis, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Darin, and many more influential creators of made-in-America’s best-selling musical form. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Steve Propes, BA, R&B DJ on KLON 1981-1990; taught rock history CSULB, published 7 books on R & R history and record collecting
Thursdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 15 (7 wks)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Social Spanish
The focus of this class will be on vocabulary development and oral fluency. Participants will find a supportive environment to practice Spanish in both 1 on 1 and small group discussions. All levels of Spanish are invited. Emphasis will be on student participation – come and practice! Class limit: 26
Instructors: Pam Kiwerski &   Jim Worsham
Thursdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 22
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Current Events: National and International Issues
Students will participate in a friendly discussion of current events and issues in national and international news. You will be encouraged to become informed, make comments, express opinions, and periodically disagree with each other while remaining courteous.
Class limit: 98
Instructor: Carl Curtis &  Doug Haigh
Thursdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 22
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Building Blocks of Investing
We will cover a wide variety of topics related to personal investing including: basics of financial planning, how to read stock tables, fixed income investments, bonds, long term care insurance, retirement plans, annuities, distribution options for retirement plans, overview of estate planning. Learn what you should know and expect in selecting and working with a professional financial planner. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Steve Masoner, Investment Counselor
Thursdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 22
12:45 – 2:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Adventures in Acrylics
Come have some fun! In this class we will experiment with acrylic paint.
Learn basics of art, i.e., form and shape, perspective, use of color, layout and more. The goal is to complete the class with a painting of your own creation. No artistic talent or experience required!
A list of supplies needed will be distributed at the first class meeting. $15.00 materials fee unless student supplies own materials. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Kristi Eaglehorse
Thursdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 22
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Folk Guitar I    and Guitar JAM!
Dust off that old guitar and let’s play! Learn guitar from the ground up using a chord-based approach with Beginners in mind. The emphasis will be on folk, country, blues and early pop music. Reading music or tablature is not required. We build an environment where all guitarists can come, meet, learn and enjoy. Bring an acoustic guitar and your enthusiasm! Class limit: 35
Instructor: Craig Lowe
Thursdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 22
1:45-3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Tai Chi Chih
Tai Chi Chih is an American version of a Chinese system for maintaining health and balance. There are 19 movements and one pose in this discipline. Students can be taught this simple program regardless of physical capability. Wear comfortable clothing.
Instructor: Al Talberg
Thursdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
2:00 - 2:45 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Natural religion relies solely on human reason and experience to tell us about God and man, but what does it say? We will read and discuss Hume’s work. Listen as his characters engage in lively debate and add your voice to the discussion. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Shane Andre, PhD.
Thursdays, Jan. 11 - Feb. 22 (7 wks)
2:30 – 3:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Harmonica Workshop
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or just curious about the harmonica, this workshop is for you. Instruction will focus on straight-harp and cross-harp techniques assisted by YouTube videos and guest musicians. Music styles include: Classics, Standards, Hymns, Blues and Country Western. Advancement will require practice outside of class. Bring your C Major Diatonic Harmonica and breathe new musical air into your life! Class limit 14
Facilitators: Jim Worsham and Marc Davidson.
Thursdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, Computer Lab

Catch the Spirit of Music
Do you like to lift your voice? Do you like to sing in the shower? Do you like to feel good? Do you like to harmonize? If so, “catch the spirit” and join the OLLI SATB Vocal Ensemble. We’d love to have you.
Possible $5.00 fee for music.
Class Leader: Fran Harding, Retired Music Teacher
Thursdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Friday Classes

Not Your Daughter’s Yoga
Participate in a relaxing, fun way to stay young in body, mind and spirit. No body is too old, stiff for yoga. All levels welcome. Ease into learning basic yoga skills and philosophy; learn how to breathe and exercise your way to improved mobility and health. Class limit: 30
Instructor: David Hennage
Fridays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

Short Guide to Cable Cutting
Heard about cutting your cable television service and wondered how to do it? Anyone can do it. You just need to know what steps to take. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of saying goodbye to the expense of your cable service, and how to get free local TV signals over the air with an inexpensive indoor antenna. Learn what streaming is, the internet speed you need to do it, and how streaming sticks, like ChromeCast, and streaming boxes, like Roku, work. Netflix started it all, but you’ll hear about some of the nearly 2,000 other channels that you can stream.
Class limit: 98
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
Fridays, Jan. 12 & 19  (2 weeks)
8:30 - 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

2018 Winter Olympics
Officially the XXIII Olympic Winter Games... is being held in Pyeong Chang, South Korea in February 2018. We will meet two weeks prior to the start of the Olympics in order to discuss several issues of history such as politics, governing bodies, sports, drug policies, sex and gender equity, and security. Then we will view and comment about the incredible performances. Come and watch and cheer the Olympics together. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Jane Adair, Ph.D. Physical Education
Fridays, Jan. 26 – Feb. 23 (5 weeks)
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Beginning Bridge
A class for players with absolutely no knowledge of Bridge. Start with the card game Whist and advance to Bridge one step at a time. Each lesson includes laughter as well as instruction.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
8:30 – 10:00 AM
JCC, room 27


Intermediate Bridge
A class for players who have played some bridge, even back in college days. Review score keeping, opening one of a suit, No Trump, and then slam bids. Continue having fun and laughter !
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
10:15 – 11:45 AM
JCC, room 27

Chinese for Travelers
A class designed for those who want to learn language essential for travel in China. Dates and times offered fit Winter room availablity. Contact office for more class details.
Instructor: Peng Ren
Fridays, Jan. 5 -19 (3 wks)
9:45 - 11:15 AM
& Tuesdays, Feb. 6 - 27 (4 wks)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Creating Your Family Cookbook
How often have we heard the words, “I wish I had my aunt’s (mother, uncle, grandmother…) recipe for…”? In this workshop, you’ll start your “family cookbook” and capture your family’s food heritage to share. The workshop includes: getting organized, writing a recipe, recipe testing, different ways to put it all together, writing, taking pictures, and printing options. We will share techniques and explore cooking challenges. And, yes, there will be some eating.  Class limit: 25
Instructor: Yesmean Rihbany, MA Ed. & MA Psych., Organization Behavior
Fridays, Jan. 26 – Feb. 23 (5 wks)
9:45 – 11:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
See Thursday description. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Shane Andre, PhD.
Fridays, Jan. 12 - Feb. 23 (7 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Community Church

How to Look at Architecture
Expand your level of awareness about the spaces we live in throughout our lives - streets, buildings, and open public spaces. An introduction to architecture’s basics will give a wider perspective and better understanding of the grammar of architecture. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Rick Meghiddo, architect and filmmaker
Fridays, Jan. 12 – Feb. 16 (6 wks)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Solving Crossword Puzzles
This class is oriented to beginners. We will be using the latest NY Times puzzles from Mondays and Tuesdays. Did you know the Times puzzles get more and more difficult as the week progresses. It is the AHA! experience that makes me return to the challenge of solving what sometimes can be the most inscrutable clues. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Bernard F. Natelson, M.B.A., Ph.D., A.B.M.P.
Fridays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 (3 wks)
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Crime Scene Investigation
This class will have three focal points: protecting against fraud and how to detect fraud, understanding the court system, and understanding and evaluating physical evidence as it is presented during a court trial.
Class limit: 25
Instructor: John Zacha, MA Public Policy,B.S. Crim Justice, Forensics
Fridays, Jan. 26 -Feb. 2,9,16 (4 wks)
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Social Media History:     Evolution and Interactions
Introduction to Social Media modes: Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube, Pinterest, WordPress, Shutterfly, Facebook, etc. Learn how Social Media is used as a forum for groups in society. Analyze the aftermath of events shared by social media groups. Manage your preferences to establish a comfortable and useful social media for the future. Come and see all options! Class limit: 50
Instructor: Perla Gutierrez
Fridays, Jan. 12 – Feb. 23 (7 wks)
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Yoga on a Chair: Get Fit Where You Sit
Yoga poses (“asanas”) are performed while seated on a chair or wheelchair. The Lakshmi Voelker chair Yoga (LVCY) provides modifications for students who cannot get onto the floor to do mat yoga. The “chairasanas” provide adaptations for flexibility and use breath, affirmation, and imagery as relaxation and mindfulness techniques. Class limit 30
Instructor: Claudia Ellano, cert. Yoga
Fridays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
12:30 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, room 107

Play Modern Board Games   (Beginning)
Want to keep your mind active and sharp while having fun? Then you are the perfect candidate to be a board gamer. This class will teach and let you play modern board games with other members in the class. Learn “gateway” games (games which are easy to learn and play in a short amount of time) and put our skills to the test as we play against each other. It’s the Golden Age of Board Games. Take your seat at the table and enjoy a relaxing, stimulating, and friendly day of gaming.
Class limit: 8
Instructor: Gary Page
Fridays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
1:15 – 2:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Relationship Rules
We humans are social animals, beginning our life literally connected to another person. Research indicates that we are emotionally and physically healthier when we maintain a meaningful and fulfilling connection with others in ongoing relationships including marriage, family, friendships, and social groups. While these connections can be rewarding, they also can be quite frustrating and trying. This class will present a series of “rules” to enhance the quality of ongoing social and familial ties. Together we will consider the value of these “rules,” discuss the potential impact of applying them in our personal relationships, and consider some communication techniques to enhance our connection to others.   Class limit: 32
Instructor: Herb Glazeroff, Ph.D., clinical psychologist
Fridays, Jan. 12 – Feb. 23 (7 wks)
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Acting with Alice
Develop your creativity! Discover your talent! Gain poise and confidence in front of an audience! All this and more await you in our basic acting class. Participation in theatre games, improvisations, monologues, and scene study will help you heighten your imagination and sharpen your sense of observation. If you’ve ever wondered how actors learn their craft, this course is for you. There is no memorization required in this class. Class limit: 18
Instructor: Alice Lemon, M.A., Drama, and Theatre
Fridays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Community Church

Estate Planning 101
Planning your estate requires making difficult decisions that will affect family members, friends and your legacy and possibly your current lifestyle. These decisions may be even more difficult if there is conflict among those family members or friends you wish to honor. This class will provide tools and information to help make estate planning less overwhelming and more manageable. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Susan Berkman
Fridays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
3:00 – 4:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Classy Short Stories
Gone are the popular magazines like The Saturday Evening Post and Esquire that supplied the reader with a dependable supply of good, sometimes excellent short stories. In this class we will read and discuss short stories that have been judged over time the best of the best. Reading material will be provided. Members may select from a list of titles or authors or suggest a favorite. This is not a lecture class! Members are urged to be active participants. Come join us. Class limit: 30.
Instructor: Arlene Rees, M.A.
Fridays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Saturday Classes

Advanced Watercolor Painting
For students who have experience in painting or drawing; non-directed time for artists to improve painting skills. Share experiences, exchange ideas, give feedback and critique each other’s work. Bring art materials and choose the time you wish!
Lessons and advice from the teacher is given between 10:00 – 12:00.
Class limit: 40
Instructor: Mike Daniel
Saturdays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Women on Film: 1960’s
During the swinging 60’s women?began to have an identity crisis in Hollywood: did they want to be known for their looks or for their acting ability? Did they want to challenge men at the box office or play more supporting roles? We will explore the turbulent lives of some of tinsel town’s greatest actresses- and how the films they made changed the world forever! These daring films may shock you, but they will never bore you. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Allyson Oplinger
Saturdays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Looking Good On a Budget
This class will teach you how to create a look that is uniquely you and on a budget. Color is very important in how you look. Learn what colors best harmonize with your skin, hair and eyes. Knowing your Fashion Personality will help you from making impulse buys and, instead, make wise purchases. Learn about the 8 body types and each characteristic /style that complement each body type. Can you shop within your own wardrobe? Create a core-wardrobe and accessorize to create many looks to complement your personality and individual style.
Class limit: 35
Instructor: Kathy Marshall,
Certified Image Consultant/ Fashion Stylist
Saturdays, Jan. 6 – 27 (4 wks)
12:15 – 1:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Flower Power Paper Art
Shake off the post-holiday blahs and get a jump on spring! Flowers, trees and plants will be our inspiration using: layered stamping, masking, embossing paste and kirigami. No prior experience is necessary. Main rules are: be willing to try something new, admire each other’s work and have fun!
FIRST CLASS INSTRUCTIONS: Bring a 12” paper trimmer with ruler arm, detail scissors, extra-fine black permanent pen (Micron .05 or extra-fine Sharpie), and a tape runner. The instructor will collect a $20 (cash) supply fee. Bring the supply fee to the first class meeting or you will not be able to participate. Questions? Contact Lisa at lisaspaperarts@gmail.com. Class limit: 15.
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
Saturdays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24
1:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Classroom

OLLI CSULB Classroom 101

OLLI CSULB Entrance to HSD Building

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Terry Fiskin leads the Taking Better Photos class

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Wes Peck and the Mac / PC Computer Lab.

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Muriel Pendelton leads the Recorder group

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