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OLLI Classes SUMMER 2018

     July 2 - August 25

SUMMER CLASSES - printable


Monday Classes

Stand Tall, Stand Strong - Day 1
This is an active class, which integrates stretching, coordination, stability, and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear. You may bring your own resistance bands. Please bring water. Meets twice weekly.
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Lorraine Goldman, MPT, Certified Exercise Expert
Mondays, July 2 – Aug 20 &
Wednesdays July 11 – Aug 22 (7 wks)
8:30 - 9:50 AM
LifeFit Center, room 110B

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

Bridge 2
Expand on what you learned in Bridge 1. Topics: overcalls, takeout doubles, negative doubles, competitive bidding, defensive leads and carding, preempts, 2 opening club bids, and slams.
Instructor: Hank Dunbar


Bridge 3
Expand on Bridge 1 and 2. Sharpen bridge playing skills by learning new conventions such as new minor forcing, 4th suit forcing, cue bid limit raise, help suit game tries, Jacoby 2 NT, Michaels and more.
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez

Bridge: Defense
Know the basics of playing? Sharpen skills at defending the game. Topics: opening leads against suit or NT contracts, third-hand play, defensive signals and tricks,
Instructor: Rob Preece

All - Mondays, July 9 – Aug 27
All- 9:30 - 11:30 AM
All- at LB Bridge Center

Social Media History: Evolution & Interactions Part 2
Analysis of events and interactions in Social Media: Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Pinterest, WordPress, Shutterfly, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Learn how Social Media is used as a forum for groups in society and businesses. Look at the aftermath of events shared by social media groups. Manage your  preferences to establish a useful social media for the future. Play creativity games to enhance your vision as an internaut.
All Levels. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Perla Gutierrez
Mondays, July 2 – Aug 20
8:30 - 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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. Class limit:15
Instructor: Camilla Marie Gartland
Mondays, July 2 – Aug 20
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Park Pacific Tower, 714 Pacific Ave.

Rise and Fall of the Spanish Monarchy- Part II
Swimming in a Shallow Gene Pool

As an absolute monarchy, the power of Spain was tied to the character of the ruler, however, after centuries of inbreeding, Spain’s royal family became genetically incapable of  wielding power. We continue with
Spanish history, through titillating “behind the scenes” historic anecdotes and learn what happens to a great power when the leadership is Swimming in a Shallow Gene Pool. Lectures highlight artistic Spanish luminaries such as El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Braque, and Dali. Join us in an historic - sometimes amusing – frolic through the turbulent rise and fall of the Spanish empire with emphasis on the end of the Hapsburg dynasty and the rise of the Bourbon monarchy that rules to this very day. A lesson to be learned: leaders who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Class limit: 98
Instructors: Doreen Seelig, Historian / Educator &
Christina Alegria, Art Historian/Museum Educator
Mondays, July 2 – Aug 20
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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 separately when possible.
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Mike Young
Mondays, July 2 – Aug 20
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Chinese Traditional Painting for Beginners
Traditional Chinese painting, also known as ink wash painting, is created by using a brush dipped in ink and water, compounds, and painted on rice paper (Xuan paper). This course is for students with minimum experience, and includes learning how to handle the Chinese painting brush with ink and color, to execute brush strokes professionally and develop skills to draw
different subjects. Students can expect to complete at least one Chinese painting of a flower, animals, bamboo or other subjects. In addition, students will be encouraged to be creative in designing greeting cards and bookmarks via ink wash painting skills. Class limit: 10
Instructor: Peng Ren
Mondays, July 2 – Aug. 20
1:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

U. S. Naval Operations in the Pacific—Part 2
Are you interested in learning about World War II in the Pacific Theaters from a U.S. Navy point of view? We continue our journey with the Japanese having control of the battle space at Guadalcanal and conclude with the end of the war. Sessions will review the Central Pacific Campaign, submarine operations, and the typhoon of steel at Okinawa. Throughout 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 conduct of the war. Attendance at Part 1 of this class is helpful, but not mandatory. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Paul Killins, B.S. Eng.Design; M.B.A. former naval officer
Mondays, July 2 – Aug. 6 (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  * LW Residents have priority
Instructor: Dale Lieberfarb, M.A.
Mondays, July 2 – Aug. 20
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4

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. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Muriel Pendleton
Mondays, July 2 – Aug. 20
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Guided Autobiography II (GAB)
Recall and record the significant moments of your past through the process of Guided Autobiography. Through this interactive class experience, you will learn the tools for writing your own life story. 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: 10
Prerequisite: All students must have completed GAB I.

Instructor: Teri Hershberg, Cert. GAB Instructor
Mondays, July 2 – July 30 (4 wks)
6:00 – 8:00 PM
JCC, room 27

Tuesday Classes

Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions
Become an expert on one of the most pressing environmental issues of the present day: plastic pollution. We’ll cover the history of the pollution issue and the history of the non-profit  Algalita Marine Research & Education Foundation from local to worldwide solutions and developments. During the second half of the session a field trip is offered on how to contribute personally and the best practices for holding a green event. Class limit: 98
Instructors: Anika Ballent, M.S. Geology & Katie Allen
assisted by Greg Shea
Tuesdays, July 3 – Aug. 21
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick Art
The purpose of the low impact Longevity Stick Art Movements is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. It’s a low impact, non-aerobic exercise in which you do nothing that hurts or is uncomfortable. You learn to isolate different areas of your body and pay attention to how it feels. 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 collapsible painter’s extension pole OR a 1” wooden dowel 1 or 2 inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps (available at Ace Hardware or home supply store). Tennis or athletic shoes, loose and layered clothing are recommended. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Charles Wm. Taylor
Tuesdays, July 3 – Aug. 21
8:30 – 9:30 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 110 B

Reiki II
Reiki works to heal the emotional and mental mind. In addition, you will be able to send Reiki long distance, to a loved one across town or even on another continent. Reiki II increases the energy, and is the practitioner level, so you can now give Reiki to others. You will deepen your commitment to meditation, to the five Reiki principles and to your healthy daily routine. Prerequisite: Reiki I and $15 for the curriculum book to be paid to instructor on the first day of class. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Patty Tahara Rassouli, Reiki Master Teacher
Tuesdays, July 10 - 17 & Aug. 7 - 14
(4 wks - Intermission July 24 & 31)
9:15 - 10:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Increase Word Power with Latin Roots
Some 90% of English words of 3 or more syllables are made from Latin roots. We break words into prefixes, suffixes, and roots. No knowledge of Latin is required, just a desire to have fun with language. We review common Latin phrases and abbreviations used in English like pro bono and i.e. The required book provides exposure to the word elements and organizes them for easier learning and sharpening the brain. Class discussion and exercises help clarify meanings and bring in new words. The book is English Words from Latin and Greek Elements (2nd edition) by Donald M. Ayers (new paperback $17.95. to order: 800-621-2736.) or Check Amazon. Class limit: 40
Instructor: Conrad Barrett
Tuesdays, July 3 – Aug. 21
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Harmonica Workshop – Int.
For players who have completed at least one term of Harmonica Workshop, this class offers further instruction and practice on Diatonic Harmonicas with emphasis on Cross-Harp techniques, improvisation, 12-Bar Blues chord structure, and music theory. Activities include video instruction, group playing, use of amplification, and playing along with recorded backing-tracks. Opportunities to perform with other musicians in live settings are included. Simultaneous enrollment in the “Jammin’ at OLLI” class is recommended but not required. Class limit: 22
Facilitators: Jim Worsham and Marc Davidson.
Tuesdays, July 3 - 17 & Aug. 7 - 21
(6 wks-- Intermission July 24 & 31)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

History of Egypt
In 3150 BCE (approx.) a Prince in Thebes by the name of Nar-Mer (sometimes called Menes) led his army against the Egyptian Delta city of Memphis. His victory united upper and lower Egypt. This Theban Prince became the first Pharaoh of Egypt. That was over 5,000 years ago. Egyptian history is so long, it is divided into periods: The Old
Kingdom, mostly know for pyramid construction. The Middle Kingdom, a period of reorganization which lasted almost four hundred years. Followed by a period when Lower Egypt was taken over by the Hyksos, a Semitic people.   In 1600 BCE the Hyksos were expelled and the New Kingdom began. The death of Cleopatra is thought by many to have ended the history of Egypt and of course it didn’t. Join me as we learn some wonderful stories. Class limit:98
Instructor: Jerome Stoll, BA Psych.CSUF, Retired Licensed PsychTech, Mental Health Worker.
Tuesdays, July 3 – Aug. 21
12:00– 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Memoir Writing in Korean - LW
Everyone has their own story to tell to their children as well as to others. Participants will write their stories at home, then share with classmates and receive confidential feedback. Each week, suggestions for topics will be offered. Students will need a Korean dictionary-equipped computer. Class limit: 20    * LW Residents have priority
Instructor: Joon Kim, MS,  Non Fiction Writer
Tuesdays, July 3 – Aug. 20
1:30 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4, (rear), Art Studio

Mosaic Creations, Level I and II
Learn to design, cut, break, and grout tile and glass to create all types of
decorative items: pots, frames, mirrors, bowls, hot pads, etc. Discover a relaxing hobby that you can do anywhere. Class will be at a beginners level - at an advanced level for returning students. Ideas are limited only by your creativity. Cost of materials will depend on the item you selection to decorate: approx. $5 - $15. Class limit: 20
Instructors: Barry and Shelly Levinson, life long crafters
Tuesdays, July 3 – July 31 (5 wks)
1:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Jammin’ at OLLI
We are a group of instrumentalists and vocalists, from beginner to experienced, looking to make music together. Playing and sharing our individual skills, tips, and experience help us develop not only with our own instrument, but also playing along with, and accompanying others. Basic song sheets with chords of many of your favorite Folk, Blues, Country and Pop tunes are provided, however, actual scored sheet music is not. The jam class is built primarily around the acoustic guitar and ukulele; however, we always welcome the diversity of other instruments, such as acoustical bass, banjo, harmonica, drum and keyboards. Bring your own instrument and join us for some fun! Class limit: 40
Instructor: Carol Baker and others!
Tuesdays, July 3 – Aug. 21
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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 Pendleton
Tuesdays, July 3 - 17 & Aug. 7 - 21  (6 wks-- Intermission July 24 & 31)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

A Hoop Skip and a Tap!
A Hoop Skip and a Tap is a fun way to be introduced to the hula-hoop utilizing tap dance techniques while learning about your body’s movements. Get both sides of the brain working at the same time to promote body and brain balance. Beginning slowly,we incorporate warm up stretches, then add some tap dance moves while using the hoop as your “dance partner.” The objective is to learn to use your natural body mechanics to stay balanced, keep a beautiful posture, lose weight, and maintain a proper use of core while having fun! Attire: loose fitting clothes; shoes are optional. Hoops will be available to use during class. Class limit: 10
Instructor: Debbie Obarski, CMT Reiki Master,fitness, dance, massage
Tuesdays, July 3 – Aug. 21
2:00 – 3:30 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Communicating With Self & Others-LW
We all communicate with ourselves silently through our thoughts. We
communicate with others through the verbal and non-verbal messages we send. This class focuses on increasing mindfulness and personal awareness regarding the messages we send others, and ourselves as well as ways in which to enhance communication skills. There will be didactic presentations designed to stimulate discussion as well as class exercises that provide the opportunity to practice newly acquired skills. A willingness to challenge your habitual communication style is not a prerequisite and may be an outcome. Class limit: 29
**LW Residents have priority

Instructor: Herb Glazeroff, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, July 3 – Aug. 21
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Playing Modern Board Games (Beg.)
Want to keep your mind active and sharp while having fun? Then you are the perfect candidate to be a board gamer. You’ll learn and play modern board games with other members in the class. We will learn “gateway” games (games which are easy to learn and play in a short amount of time) and put skills to the test as we play against each other. We are in 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
Tuesdays, July 3 - 17 & Aug. 7 - 21
(6 wks-- Intermission July 24 & 31)
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Guided Meditation for Rejuvenation and Transformation
What if you could materialize your “dreams” from 20 years ago (or longer), which you already may have given up on, to create your successful future? Fractal Psychology was born in 2007 in Japan and has an established institute where over 10,000 people have benefited from experience with this unique approach. This course is programmed especially for the senior audiences. Experience an evolution of your own mind through reflection, memory, and an unfettered creative imagination directed toward the future. The class includes handbooks, guided meditation. Bring an open mind and a healthy dose of curiosity about Eastern philosophy, the hidden power of Deep Conscious Minds, and about yourself. Class limit 98
Instructor: Kayco Ishii, Cert.Life & Career Counselor through the Fractal Psychology™ Association
Tuesdays, July 3 – Aug. 21
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Travel Without Luggage - LW
Come travel the world from the comfort and convenience of the Leisure World OLLI Classroom. No fear of losing your passport, drinking the water, standing in lines or feeling jet-lagged. Each week we travel to another part of the world. Watch juvenile mountain back gorillas. See the Great Wildebeast Migration. Learn about the Elephant Whisperer. These are only a few of the destinations to be visited during this wide-ranging armchair travel program. Class limit: 50   * LW Residents have priority
Instructor: Jackie Baird-Bunker
Tuesdays, July 3 - 24 (4 wks)
6:00 – 7:30 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 1

 

 

Wednesday Classes

Stand Tall, Stand Strong - Day 2
Second day of this class.
(See Monday) Class limit: 30
Instructor: Lorraine Goldman
Mondays, July 2 – Aug 20 &    Wednesdays July 11 – Aug 22
8:30 - 9:50 AM
LifeFit Center, room 110B

Bridge: Card Play
For Advanced and Intermediate players. Topics rotate each session. Handouts from Eddie Kantar books. Placing opponent’s honors, deception in declarers play.
Instructors: Steve Ramos

Bridge: Play of the Hand
For those who already know the basics of playing bridge--sharpen your skills at playing hands as declarer. Make a plan, watch for entries, manage a trump suit, put it together.
Instructor: Rob Preece

Wednesdays, July 11 – Aug. 22
All - 9:45 – 11:45 AM
All - LB Bridge Center

Guided Autobiography I (GAB)
Recall and record the significant moments of your past through the
process of Guided Autobiography. Through this interactive class experience, you will learn the tools for writing your own life story. The first session is a 1-hour orientation about the expectations, and commitments to the class. The next 4 sessions will be 2 hours long. Write on a new topic each week. Share stories and receive positive feedback with confidentiality. No need to be a talented writer,
just tell your own story. Class limit: 10
Instructor: Teri Hershberg, Certified GAB Instructor
Wednesdays, July 11 – Aug. 8 (5 wks)
July 11: 10:00 – 11:30 AM    Orientation about the class
July 18 – Aug. 8: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave, suite 202

WHY THINGS HAPPEN?
An incursion into lifelong questions.
The question “Why?” is one of the first questions we ask as we grow up and seek an explanation to events and
phenomena occurring around us.
Several “Why’s” will be discussed aimed at an audience interested in searching and acquiring answers. We plan on answering some “why’s” in the following areas:
1. Why’s in biology and medicine.
2. Why are we different?
3. Why’s in economic events
4. Why’s in political life
In each session, we will have a free and stimulating discussion without any bias, in a tolerant and objective manner.
Discussions will be reinforced by short lectures, if necessary. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Dr. Edgar Moran, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, University of California, Irvine
Wednesdays, July 11 – Aug. 15 (6 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Health-e Aging
Designed for people looking to understand the physiology of aging, the
current trends that are being publicized, and scholarly research around aging. The course also addresses how to optimize wellness and slow aging with healthy behaviors, exercise and nutrition. The use of case studies and active discussion will promote ways one can improve their aging trajectory. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Sandra Feaster, RN, MS, MBA, founding member of disease mgmt company, developed behavior-based coaching and counseling for patients with congestive heart
failure, diabetes and other chronic health conditions.
Wednesdays, July 11 – Aug. 1 (4 wks)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Watercolor for Beginners - LW
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 at the first class. Class limit: 22
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, July 11 – Aug 22
1:00 – 3:00 PM (2 hours)
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Watercolor Advanced - LW
A time and place for intermediate or advanced students to work independently. Peers and instructor will offer advice and critiques. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, July 11 – Aug 22
1:00 – 3:00 PM (2 hours)
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio
* LW Residents have priority for both classes

Folk Guitar II: Beyond Strumming
Ready to move on to the next level? Want to expand your repertoire?
Looking for other musicians to jam with, enjoy sing-alongs with? The instruction is chord-based and song-based, and designed with Advanced Beginners to Intermediates in mind. To help you advance, you’ll be introduced to Finger Style Techniques, as well as Tablature, Alternating Bass, Bass Runs and Barre Chords. We’ll also be on the lookout for performance opportunities within the OLLI community.
Class limit: 20
Instructor: Richard Harris
Wednesdays, July 11-Aug. 22
1:45 - 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Thursday Classes

A Novel Approach to Memoir Writing
You’ve always said you had stories to write. If not now, when? Former
students have included a kamikaze pilot, the inventor of “rice crispy” ice cream, the owner of a liquor store and a long-haul trucker. Students read stories they have written at home and receive gentle, constructive comments and feedback designed to encourage all writers including those for whom English is a second language. Class limit: 50
Instructors: Josephine Fitzpatrick & Pam Kiwerski
Thursdays, July 5 - Aug. 23
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick - LW
The purpose of Longevity Stick Art Movements is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. It’s a low impact, non-aerobic exercise. Develop better
balance, increase physical strength by stretching the muscles, and supply a greater amount of oxygen to the body through deep breathing. Bring a collapsible painter’s extension pole OR a 1-inch wooden dowel. (See Tuesday for details) Class limit: 25
Leader: Charles Wm. Taylor
Thursdays, July 5 – Aug. 23
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C
* LW Residents have priority

Yoga with JeanMarie
Enjoy an hour of stretching and relaxing muscles while building stability and balance. We will work on posture,
circulation, and preventing injury. Class limit: 40
Instructor: JeanMarie VanDine, Certified Yoga Instructor
Thursdays, July 5 – Aug. 23
8:30 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, room 110B

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.
Class limit: 15
Instructor: Florence St. Peter
Thursdays, July 5 – Aug. 23
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Beginning
10:00 – 11:00 AM - Advanced
Pine Ave, suite 202

Mind Over Mood
The way we think about events influences the anxiety they cause. For example, a person who believes “I must do everything perfectly” has more stress than a person with equal skills who operates under the assumption “I must do my best.” Learn to monitor your thoughts so that you can keep stress at a manageable level. These same skills can be used for anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, and more. Recommended Text: Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. 2nd Edition 2015, by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky. Try Amazon.com for paperback / Kindle editions. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Judy Hails, Prof.Emerita, Criminal Justice (now School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Emergency Mgmt) at CSULB, also Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Thursdays, July 5 - Aug. 23
(6 wks- Intermission July 26 -Aug. 2)
9:15 – 10:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

It Came From Rock and Roll
Instead of a year-by-year overview, this rock and roll history class will focus on rock and roll/rhythm and blues/soul records that influenced each other. Many hits didn’t emerge from a spark of inspiration, but were extensions of various sources, sound-a-likes, different songs, same titles, cover records, remakes, spoofs and answer records. Examples: “Hound Dog” by Elvis was originally by Big Mama Thornton; “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin was first by Aretha’s sister, Carolyn Franklin. Note: In OLLI winter session, the #1 record by class ratings was a tie: “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry and “Respect” by Aretha Franklin. Warning: the request to rate records will still prevail. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Steve Propes, B.A., R&B DJ on KLON 1981-90; Charter TV DJ 1990 - 2000; taught rock history; published 7 books on rock and roll
Thursdays, July 5 – Aug. 16 (7 wks)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Lights, Camera, Español!
The summer session of Social Spanish will use authentic Spanish-language Latin films to develop participants’ vocabulary, grammar, and fluency skills. Students will watch films in Spanish (with subtitles to support comprehension), then spend time practicing their own oral skills by discussing what they watched in small groups. Each student, whether beginning or advanced, is encouraged to share and work with others to develop oral Spanish proficiency. ¡Bienvenidos a todos! Class limit: 26
Instructors: Pam Kiwerski, Jim Worsham, and Ignacio Ruiz
Thursdays, July 5 – 19 & Aug. 9 - 23
(6 wks-- Intermission July 26 & Aug. 2)
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
Instructors: Mary Meyer & Doug Haigh
Thursdays, July 5 – Aug. 16
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, and what you should know and expect in selecting and working with a professional financial advisor. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way. Class limit: 26
Instructor: David Bassett-Parkins, Financial Advisor
Thursdays, July 5 – 19 & Aug. 9 – 23
(6 wks- Intermission July 26 -Aug. 2)
12:45 – 2:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Playing Modern Board Games (Beg.)
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. We will 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. We are in 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
Thursdays, July 5 – Aug. 23
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Watercolor Adv - Thurs.- LW
Time and space for independent watercolor painting. Students bring own supplies and work. Leader and peer
artists will provide comments and advice for student improvement.
Class limit: 20
Leader: Carol Stern-Levine
Thursdays, July 5 – Aug 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM (2 hours)
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio
* LW Residents have priority

Folk Guitar I
Dust off that old guitar and let’s play! Learn guitar from the ground up. This class will offer a chord-based approach to learning with Beginners in mind. The emphasis will be on folk, country, blues and early pop music. Reading music or tablature is not required. Just come and have fun. We are building an environment where all guitarists and others can come, meet, learn and enjoy. All you need is an acoustic guitar and your enthusiasm! Class limit: 35
Instructor: Craig Lowe & Frank Swatek
Thursdays, July 5 – Aug. 23
1:45 - 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Tai Chi Chih -LFC
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.
Instructor: Florence St. Peter
Thursdays, July 5 - Aug. 23
2:00 – 2:45 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, room 107

Create V-A-C-A-tion Cards
Upset that you’re not taking a trip this summer? Using popular and lesser-known vacation destinations as inspiration, we’ll make cards for birthdays, sympathy, bon voyage, or “thinking of you.” Incorporate travel ephemera in your cards and reach “glamper stamper” status. Prior experience with stamping or other paper crafting is
recommended for this fast-paced class. Unsure? Contact the instructor before registering. For first class, bring: materials fee of $25, permanent fine-tip black marker (Micron .05 or extra-fine Sharpie), detail scissors, 12” paper trimmer with a sliding blade and ruler arm, tape runner, small tube of wet adhesive (like Aleene’s Tacky Glue - not school glue) and a small notebook. Contact lisaspaperarts@gmail.com. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
Thursdays, July 5 - Aug. 23
1:30 – 3:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

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, July 5 - Aug. 23
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, July 6 – Aug. 24
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

Crime Scene Investigation
CSI - three focal points: protecting against fraud and detecting fraud, understanding the court system, and evaluating physical evidence as it is presented during a court trial. Hands-on exercises will be used to enhance the importance of evidence and how it is collected and processed. Class limit: 25
Instructor: John Zacha, M.S Public Policy,B.S. Criminal Justice, Forensic Studies
Fridays, July 6 – 20 & Aug. 10 – 24
(6 wks-- Intermission July 27 & Aug. 3)
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Being Mortal
This is a facilitated discussion group on Atul Gawande’s book, “Being Mortal” in which he addresses not only what it means to live well, but what it means to die well. His book helps us to think about what is really important to us as we age and become infirm and ultimately die - and how to articulate to ourselves and to others what is really important to us as we face these inevitabilities. Class limit 20
Instructor: Carolyn Estrada
Fridays, July 6 – Aug. 24
8:30 – 9:45 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.  Class limit: 20
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, July 6 – Aug. 24
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 ! Class limit: 20
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, July 6 – Aug. 24
10:15 – 11:45 AM
JCC, room 27

Acting with Alice - LW
Develop your creativity! Discover your talent! Gain poise and confidence in front of an audience! Participation in theatre games, improvisations, monologues, and scene study will 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    * LW Residents have priority
Instructor: Alice Lemon, M.A., Drama, and Theatre
Fridays, July 6 – Aug. 24
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Islam: Faith, Values, Civilization & History
This course covers a wide range of concepts and stereotypes offering a more accurate understanding of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims. We will explore the role Muslims have played globally and locally. In this class, you will have access to the experience and scholarship of prominent So. California Muslim educators. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Muslim Speakers Network
Fridays, July 6 - Aug 24
10:00-11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Foundations of Investing
Learn the essentials of investing and explore opportunities in today’s market. We will discuss how to select stocks, bonds and other investments, with a focus on how you can use their income to fund your retirement. Learn how to read financial statements and translate confusing financial jargon. The class will also cover Social Security/long term care, ways to maximize benefits,and what to expect when working with a financial advisor. Each class includes time for specific questions. No products or services are sold or marketed. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver AAMS®, Financial Advisor
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Fridays, July 6 - 20 & Aug. 10 - 24
(6 wks-- Intermission July 27 & Aug. 3)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Saturday Matinee Memories
Bring your own popcorn and enjoy a summer series of classic films. Just to name a few----
Hopalong Cassidy Enters (1st “Hoppy” movie, 1935); The Big Show Gene Autry, Roy Rogers & Sons of the Pioneers
(very historical film 1935); War of the Worlds (1953 original version AND THE BEST!); Flash Gordon (episodes from the classic serial with Buster Crabbe and Ming the Merciless); Captain Marvel (classic serial with Tom Tyler as Captain marvel), and Tarzan, the Ape Man (1st Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan in 1932).  Class limit : 98
Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Fridays, July 6 – Aug. 24
12:00 – 3:00 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. Lakshmi Yoga, 30+ years experience
Fridays, July 6 – Aug. 24
12:45– 1:45 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Mindfulness Practice, Connection, & Support
Learn and practice mindful awareness in a supportive class to reduce suffering and bring balance to your life. Our goal is to become aware of our mind’s activity, regulate our attention by bringing it back to the “here and now”, and adopt an attitude of acceptance, openness, & gratitude. We will discuss experiences between practice sessions to enrich understanding of the process and of each other. This is an introductory class; so we will begin the mindfulness practice with 3 minute sessions and build on them. The goal is to establish an atmosphere of trust and safety while we practice this awareness building skill and share with each other. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Cynthia Bonnycastle, M.A., LMFT
Friday, July 6 – 20 & Aug 10 - 24
(6 wks--Intermission July 27 & Aug. 3)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

English as a Second Language
This class is designed for adults who want to learn conversational English. The warm and accepting atmosphere enables adults to communicate with each other. Frequently adults fear making grammatical mistakes in social situations. Through practice with students having the same concern, students relax, the fear leaves, and friendships are made. Class limit: 12
Instructor: Marianne Appel, MS Multicultural Ed.; bilingual teacher
Fridays, July 6 – Aug. 24
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Seamanship on the Water
The Seamanship course is the next step after completing America’s Boating Course, (ABC3), taking the knowledge and skills learned there and expanding and extending them. Seamanship can also be the first step into building competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures. It is applicable to both power and sail, covering such topics as the construction and functioning of a boat, a skipper’s responsibilities, handling and maneuvering a vessel, anchoring, emergencies, and basic knots.
Instructor: Daniel Dawes, BS, MS Physics, 50+ years in boating; officer in US Power Squadron; with Doug Dworski and Robert Sebring
Fridays, July 6 – Aug. 24
(6 wks-- Intermission July 27 & Aug. 3)
3:15– 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Tawdry Tales of our First Ladies
It’s BACK. Come on! We all know who is behind the big guy! Enjoy a light, humorous stroll through the lives of both well-known and not so well-known First Ladies. Maybe...Martha Washington was a murderess and possible vehicular manslaughter plays a role in another First Ladies life. And SEX, yes there is lots of that. There will be laughing and learning - so no boredom possible. You do not want to miss this class.
Class limit: 98
Instructor: Pam Watson, B.A., teacher of English, Science, Biology
Fridays, July 6 – Aug. 24
3:15– 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Saturday Classes

Advanced Watercolor Workshop
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
Saturday, July 7 – Aug. 25
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

4th Annual Hollywood Musicals
This summer we will be showcasing some of Hollywood’s most popular musical stars in their most popular films. You will learn the behind-the-scenes stories of such films as “Good News” and “A Date with Judy”, as well as learn the tragic love story of Hollywood’s most popular musical couple. Come on down and enjoy some great music this summer!
Class limit: 98
Instructor: Allyson Oplinger
Saturday, July 7 – Aug. 25
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Classroom

OLLI CSULB Classroom 101

OLLI CSULB Entrance to HSD Building

office

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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