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OLLI Class Schedule SPRING 2015

April 13 - June 8

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SPRING CLASS LIST

Monday Classes

Foundations of Investing
This class will cover the foundations of investing including lessons on how to evaluate bonds, read stocks and tables, fixed income investments, mutual funds, asset allocation, asset management, long term care insurance, and retirement plans. The class also covers tips in selection of a professional financial advisor and what to expect when working with a financial advisor. Each class includes time for answering
your specific investment questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way.
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver, B.S., Financial & Marketing advisor
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
8:00 - 9:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Copy Cat Art: A Form of Pre-Art
Like to draw pictures? Like to impress or share your expertise?
In this class we will learn how to draw pictures of people, animals, and other objects in a step-by-step fun and easy way. Paper, crayons, and ink pens are provided. Arrive, relax, and enjoy drawing.
Class Leader: Patricia Woods, State Golden Bell Award for Perf. Arts; assisted by Ian Woods
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
8:15 - 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Spanish: Beginning Grammar, Conversation, & Composition
This course is designed for those who have little or no knowledge of Spanish. The grammar and composition aspects will be based on dialogues (conversations), which will be studied and practiced in class. In order to reach class goals, there will be homework. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Murray Sokoloff, B.A., M.A. CSULB, Secondary Education
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
9:45 - 11:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Longevity Stick
This class promotes physical fitness, increased energy, and mental
relaxation. Longevity stick involves gentle motions, stimulates blood
circulation, increases fl exibility, aids balance and coordination, is easy to learn, and is fun! Bring a one-inch dowel, one to two inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps. This equipment is available at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or most hardware stores. Tennis or athletic shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing.
Instructor: Camilla Marie Gartland, certified longevity stick instructor
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
10:00 - 11:30 AM

714 Pacific Ave., Park Pacific Tower Garden

Feel Great Again: Understand and Maximize Your Brain Biochemistry
Solid research has confirmed that what you eat controls the way you feel. We journey through the brain to uncover the relationship between foods, moods and illnesses. It has been proven that each person has a dominant brain bio-chemical neurotransmitter. We will explore four brain types including the strengths and vulnerabilities of each one of them. Discover your dominant neuro transmitter. Learn to support your unique brain type with natural supplementation and the right foods to promote optimal health. The book The Edge Effect by Eric Braverman, M.D. will be used as the text for the course. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Holly Weber, RN, LCSW, Psychoanalyst
Mondays, April 13 – May 18 (6 wks)

10:00 - 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Archery Lab
Provides former AGELESS ARCHERY students time to continue training and mastering skills they were taught. There will be personal coaching, encouragement and lots of shooting to achieve all XXXXXX’s while staying active and healthy. Material fee of $10 to cover tackle rental is payable in cash at time of OLLI registration.
Instructor: Mel Leach, Prof. Emerita, archery coach and competitor.
Mondays, April 6 – May 18 (6 wks) (Note early starting date)
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Archery Range (south of Softball diamond near parking lot 11)

The Year in Cardmaking
Do you hate having to spend $2 to $5 when you need a card? Wouldn’t it be easier if you had an appropriate card on hand, handmade by you? Even if you’ve never made cards before, you’ll surprise yourself at what you can do. Students will jaunt through card-worthy occasions of coming months, from the familiar (Happy Fathers Day!) to the under-recognized (National Garden Month), the personal (Happy Birthday! Congratulations!) and the slightly absurd Blueberry Muffin Day (because sometimes sending a “holiday” card is just an excuse to say “I’m thinking of you.”). Each student should bring a paper trimmer, small scissors, and fine line black marker to the first class. A $15 materials fee will be collected at the first meeting to cover part of the cost of supplies. Questions? Email instructor at lisaspaperarts@gmail.com.
Class limit: 15
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Ukulele
Beginner Class

You can learn to play songs with no prior musical training! Learn the joy of making your own music. Join us for hands on training. Be amazed at what you can do! Bring your uke and plan to have a lot of fun.
Beyond Beginners
Continuing class for learning the ukulele. Learn new strumming techniques. Learn to recognize chord patterns. Learn simple chord melodies and tips and tricks to enhance your playing skills.
Instructor: Pedro Rodriguez
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
Beg: 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Beyond: 12:30 – 1:15 PM CSULB, HS&D, room 101


8 Great Adventure Movies
Come enjoy 8 great adventure movies. Each week there will be a question and answer period during which Mr. Hathcock will provide information on the actors and the movie. Teasers: Captain Blood, Ulysses, Captain From Castille, Zulu
Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Geopolitics in the 20th and 21st Centuries
This class will help us understand the symbiosis of geography and politics and identify and deal with the looming, growing crisis in world affairs called geopolitics. In times of great upheaval “maps” are important as a beginning of understanding the historic importance of what comes next. Learn how history and geography play a fundamental role in understanding geopolitics. Current topics include Putin and his passion to re-establish the Great Russian Empire and Iran and the dream to re-establish the glory of the Persian Empire.
Instructor: Dick Lunde, Ph.D., History
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

CSI for the Savvy Senior
This class has three focal points: protecting against fraud, understanding the court system, and understanding and evaluating physical evidence as it is presented during a trial. Hands-on exercises will be used to enhance the importance of evidence and how it is collected and processed. Class limit: 22
Instructor: John Zacha, grad student CSULB, B.S. criminal justice, minor forensic studies
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
2:00 - 3:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

The Short Story: Tales, Parables, and Other Enigmas
Short stories can entertain, challenge, and enlighten us. They also can represent the familiar in a new light or transport us to other realms. Often the best stories retain a core of mystery that lingers and intrigues. Read a varied selection by masters of the genre, and engage in lively discussions with class members about “what it all means.” Reading materials are drawn from the Great Books selections and are loaned to students. Class limit: 15 -
LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Fern Ramirez
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4

The Recorder Consort
This class provides an opportunity for the more advanced recorder players to participate in a group. Students will analyze and interpret the music and improve their playing! Join us as we progress along the “path to perfection”. This class is for “beyond beginners”.
Instructor: Muriel Pendelton
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Overcoming Fear of Watercolor
This is a hands-on class for any level of experience. We will create and complete a watercolor landscape during each class---your own masterpiece! Every student will learn “it’s best to keep in mind all the time you are painting that you are not trying to reproduce the ‘picture’ but, instead, you are putting yourself in there with all your emotions and visual colors and painting the piece from your heart, not your eyes.” Email instructor for a list of materials needed for this class: joanborytaart@gmail.com
Class limit: 15
Instructor: Joan Boryta
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
6:30 – 8:30 PM
JCC, room 27

 

Tuesday Classes

Rail Getaways in So. California
Let’s explore the hidden Southern California by rail: tour downtown’s Union Station, California Science Center in Exposition Park, or even take a train up the coast to Santa Barbara. In 8 weeks you’ll learn the ins and outs of our Metro Rail system, exciting destinations on our regional commuter rail--Metrolink and fascinating trips using Amtrak. The instructor will lead optional weekend excursions on Amtrak to Santa Barbara, on Metrolink to San Juan Capistrano and Oceanside, and on Metro Rail to destinations in LA to be chosen by the class, including an LA Conservancy tour of Union Station. We’ll review an overnight train option to Mary Colter’s gem of a Harvey House—La Posada—in Winslow, Arizona. Last year this trip included a tour of the Hopi Reservation on First Mesa. Learn the history of the settlement of the West by the Harvey Girls and the Santa Fe railroaders.
Instructor: Carl Schiermeyer
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

National Security vs. Civil Liberty: A post 9/11 conversation on speech rights, domestic spying, torture and due process.
Under the Constitution, the President is allocated the power and authority of commander in chief of the armed forces. But what exactly are these powers? This class explores the conflict between national security and civil liberty in post-9/11 America. Explore the theory of the unitary executive and fundamental constitutional rights, including 1st Amendment speech rights, the 4th Amendment bar against searches w/o probable cause, and the 5th Amendment’s prohibition against depriving a citizen of life or liberty without due process. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Joe Ribakoff, J.D.
Tuesdays, April 28 – June 2 (6 wks)
8:45 – 10:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. The objectives include developing better balance, increasing 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. Athletic shoes are recommended,as is loose, layered clothing.
Class Leader: Shona Howe
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2
9:00 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Eastern Practices for Healthy Living
Come explore ancient Eastern wellness techniques that promote relaxation, healing for the body, and peace for the mind. Topics covered will include various forms of meditation, wellness through movement forms such as Tao Yin and T’ai Chi, sound healing, and laughter as medicine. The classes will combine lectures, demonstrations, and active student participation in the practice of tools that tap into the body’s natural wellspring of relaxation, harmony and vibrant health.
Instructor: Annemarie Lovdahl, Certified Qigong /Seijaku instructor
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Rainbows of the Mesa: New Mexico’s Hidden Gems
If you decide this is going to be just a travelogue, think again. When I speak of New Mexico, picture in your mind: awe inspiring vistas, audacious explorers, pious farmers, visionaries, all combined in an irresistible cultural tapestry. Together we’ll talk about fiestas and chili, geologic history and human migration, and also notable luminaries who have enriched our world, such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams, N. Scott Momaday and Richard Feynman. Come explore all the many facets of this interesting land. Course includes guest speakers, videos, and excerpts from fiction and poetry. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Josie McCausland, M.A.
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

OLLI Players
Hey kids, let’s put on a show! We will put on an afternoon of short plays,
some improvisation, and a song or two for the public to enjoy. Develop your theatrical talents with a friendly\ group. No experience necessary -
just a desire to be creative and keep your imagination tuned up! Performance date TBA. $10.00 materials fee for royalty payments.
Class Leader: Nancy Hathcock
Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Mar. 3
10:00 – 11:30 AM

Pine Ave., Suite 202

 

LA Opera (4 presentations)

It Can’t be an Opera if Nobody Dies!
How often have we heard this cliché? While it is true that many of the favored operas in the repertoire end with the death of the principal character(s), there is an equal number where no dead bodies clutter the stage at the final curtain. With both comedies and tragedies, one of the principal motivations of all opera plots is The Pursuit of Love. LA Opera Community Educator Ron Streicher will present a survey of several of the world’s most beloved operas - where nobody dies.
Madness and Opera
Scenes of madness, hysteria or insanity are stock-in-trade dramatic devices that have served opera well throughout the 19th and into the 20th centuries. In many cases, these “moments of madness” can be viewed as charming diversions, even absurdities. But as opera moved towards the present, they became less charming, more desperate, maniacal and finally terrifying in psychosis. This talk will be a survey of opera, madness and mental illness as seen by today’s standards. It will feature video examples of those times when even your best friend could say “You could drive a person crazy!!” This feature will be presented by LA Opera Community Educator Larry Verdugo.
TBA: On two additional occasions an LA Opera Community Educator will use multi-media presentations to share their favorite moments from the world of opera.
Tuesdays,April 14 & 28, May 12 & 26
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Challenges Facing the European Union Today
How will the European Union respond to the military, economic, social, and organizational challenges it is facing today? Europe’s open border policy also will be discussed.
Instructor: Rita H. Jones, Ph.D., prof. in social science education
Tuesdays, April 21 & May 5 (2 wks)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Voice Class for all Levels - I
Vocal improvement with each class you take with individual attention
Bring out the best in your singing and speaking voice! A conservatory-trained teacher will provide exercises to enhance your breath control, tone quality and vocal range. Taught in a playful yet professional way, beginners and those hesitant yet curious to see just what their voice can do, are highly encouraged to sign up! Class limit: 12
Tuesdays, April 14 – May 5 (4 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM

Voice Class for all Levels - 2
See description above . A dual-purpose class: Students who were in the previous session will have ongoing reinforcement of what was learned in the first session. You may also start in this session. Class limit: 12
Recommended to bring to class: a small hand-held mirror and a recording device.

Instructor: Harriet Bennish, Voice Teacher/Vocal Coach
Tuesdays, May 12 - June 2 (4 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Laugh! Laugh! And More Laughter!
In this class you will view of some of the most famous and great comedians of the 20th Century including some of the “Great Ones” no longer with us. This is going to be a fun class where you will enjoy the laughter that they gave us and are still giving us today. Come and enjoy the laughter. One great actor on his deathbed said, “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard”. Be aware: some of the language may be a little risqué. Enter laughing at your own risk.
Class limit: 25 LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Barry Buckheim
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Conversational French
When you studied French in high school or college, you learned to memorize vocabulary, translate texts, and conjugate verbs. In this class you will practice what you have learned and increase your skills in understanding what you hear, see, and need to say in everyday life. In addition, you will learn more about French culture and practical techniques for enjoying life in the French - speaking world. Recommended preparation: previous study of French in high school or college and some proficiency in speaking and understanding French.
Instructor: Malcolm Green, M.A.
Tuesdays, April 14 - June 2
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

 

Wednesday Classes

Elementary Japanese 101
Students will be coached in polite expressions and “survival Japanese” and given further insight on Japanese daily life and customs. “Hiragana” and “Katakana” (the two Japanese syllabaries) will be introduced in connection with basic reading and writing. CDs and video clips featuring native speakers will be used regularly to facilitate listening and speaking. Class limit: 25
Instructor: William J. Teweles, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

8 Great Adventure Movies
Come enjoy 8 great adventure movies. Each week there will be a question and answer period during which Mr. Hathcock will provide information on the actors and the movie.Teasers: Captain Blood, Ulysses, Captain From Castille, Zulu.
Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
9:00 – 11:30 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 camera instruction manual to the first class.
Class Leader: Terry Fiskin
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
9:30 - 11:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Opera: Unique, Different, or Stand Alone
Sometimes it’s good to be unique. But sometimes it’s not so good. We will explore some themes, characters and stories in the operatic genre that relate to this idea.
Celebrating the LGBT Contribution to Opera: Some of the greatest creators, composers and singers, throughout the centuries, were gay and we will look at their work in the operatic world.
Albert Herring (Benjamin Britten):
He certainly was a unique character and we learn why, in one of Benjamin Britten’s only comedies. Fun and silly!
Nature’s Connection to Opera:
What could be more unique in the world than nature? Opera composers have been inspired by the natural world in many different ways.
La Forza del Destino (Giuseppe Verdi): One of the main characters in this great Verdi masterpiece is an Incan, and a very unique and sad individual. Some of Verdi’s greatest music will be heard.
Operas with a Message: Opera and Twitter? Opera and Facebook? We take a very different and fun look at the way Opera could have been used in Social Media and more.
La Fanciulla del West (Giacomo Puccini): Minnie certainly was a different character for Puccini. She was alone in the man’s world of the old American West, but she survived and she eventually met her cowboy.
Instructor: Steve Kohn
Wednesdays, April 15 – May 20 (6 wks)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

The Role of Literature in the Life of Chinese Intellectuals
The development of the Chinese literary trend will be addressed in the light of a major cultural heritage—the elite and literate social strata. For each meeting a piece of Chinese literature that represents a literary period will be selected as reading material. Beside literary genre, the discussion of social and historical background, philosophical thought and linguistic characters of the piece will be emphasized. Knowledge provided may reveal how the literary accomplishment and talent played a role in the Chinese intellectuals’ ladder of sociopolitical mobility.
Instructor: Teresa Sun, BA Chinese Lit. from Taiwan Normal Un., MA Ed. UCLA, Ph.D. Ed. Seton Hall Un.
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

A More Glamorous You
Students will learn about the psychology of color, first impression, and wearing colors that harmonize with natural skin tone. They will become aware of their “fashion personality” so they can save time and money when shopping/dressing. In addition, students will learn about the various body types for women and how to dress to look their very best possible. Class will also include a core-wardrobe and accessorizing session, to create more looks with very few pieces.
Instructor: Kathy Marshall, Image Consultant, Fashion Stylist
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Watercolor Class
Learn to paint using watercolors with a talented teacher and artist. Bring your own supplies to the Leisure World classroom to try out new techniques in a guided setting.
Class limit: 25 LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW Clubhouse 4, Art Room

The Intelligence Community-Revisited… Who Are Our Spies And What Do They Do?
This course is an updated look at the 17 organizations of the US Government that make up the “Intelligence Community” (previously presented at OLLI). Through lectures, presentations, videos and perhaps guest speakers, it will describe how these organizations came to be, how they work, who they report to, and who provides oversight to them. Both human and technical intelligence activities will be included. In light of the Snowden revelations there will be additional coverage of the National Security Agency’s roles and missions. In addition, discussion topics will enable the class to present their opinions and understandings of the intelligence community.
Instructor: Len Jacobson, M.S.E.E.
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Eight Stories, Eight Weeks
Along with the daffodils we’ll welcome spring with short stories: Some about getting older, some about staying young. Hope you’ll join a very congenial group to read and discuss works by writers, some of whom you know and many others whom you’ve never experienced.
Class limit: 15
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Financial Rules of the Road
The road to financial independence begins with a few simple rules. Why are some people more successful investors than others? Are they luckier? Do they know a secret? There are no real secrets to investing. But there are rules you can follow to work toward your goals. The course will cover: the most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them, inviting strategies to help you reach your long-term goals, and the 10 rules every investor should know. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Steve Masoner, Financial Advisor
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

T’ai Chi Chih as a Dance of Life
This class is the next level from the basic 20 movements. Some poses will be less than the traditional nine repetitions. Some improvisational movements will be used during the warm up and music will be used during some of the sessions. The desired outcome will be improved balance, grace and awareness!
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
2:30 – 3:00 PM


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Shimmy! Shimmy! Shimmy!
This class will get you dancing and moving to some exotic melodies. You will come alive as you learn hip circles, figure eights, hip lifts and drops. These techniques are easy and natural to execute. We are all young at heart and you will feel comfortable in this safe and supportive class!
Instructor: Diane Cohen, M. A.,
National Certified Counselor, U. of Phoenix
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
3:15 – 3:45 PM
CSULB, LifeFitCenter, KIN 107

Write, Edit, Rewrite, Publish your Non-fiction!
Have you wanted to see your own personal experiences in print? This is a workshop for those who want to write, seek honest but respectful critiquing, and get help with final editing. Opportunities for publishing will be discussed. There is nothing quite like seeing your work in print.
Class limit: 10

Instructor: Sallie Rodman,Certif. Professional Writing,Published in over 36 Chicken Soup for the Soul books
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


 

Thursday Classes

Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. The objectives include developing better balance and increasing physical strength by stretching the muscles and tendons. 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.
Priority is given to Leisure World Residents
Class Leader: Lynn Marsh, M.A. and Charles Taylor
Thursdays, April 16 – June 4
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room C

A Novel Approach to Memoir Writing
A former kamikaze pilot. A man from Holland whose family hid Jews during World War II. The man who invented “rice crispy” ice cream. The woman who wrote her stories based on family recipes. 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. Students learn from each other as well as from the instructors, who provide writing prompts, recommended reading lists, and other memoirwriting resources. Critiques are gentle and designed to encourage writers of all levels and educational backgrounds, including those for whom English is a second language.
Class Leaders: Florence Dodge & Josephine Fitzpatrick
Thursdays, April 16 – June 4
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Current Real Estate Trends
Have you heard that real estate is a fast changing industry? Do you want to gain a perspective to evaluate the market? Do you want to learn how to evaluate properties for sale or property management tips? Come to this class to discuss and learn about the ever-changing real estate business. See changes in lending and banking business. There is no
real estate market-it is a neighborhood market. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Alan Fasnacht, M.A., real estate agent & broker, owner: escrow & mortgage company, property mgmt.
Thursdays, April 16 – June 4
9:00 – 10:30 AM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Tai Chi Chih
Come learn and experience the deep relaxation and serenity of
Tai Chi Chih. This is the American version of a Chinese system for
maintaining health. It is known as “moving meditation” which brings
about inner peace and quietness. This is a great way to obtain great health. It has 19 movements and one pose. All levels are welcome.
Instructor: Florence St. Peter
Thursdays, April 16 – June 4
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Fear Not, I Speak Shakespeare – Act XVI
Working our way through the canon, we will study Pericles and Love’s Labor’s Lost. I think they both should engender a bit of healthy discussion! The goal of the class is for you to enjoy Shakespeare – whether you see his plays in a film or on a stage or in your imagination. Don’t fret if you are new – we’ll start out with an overview of Shakespeare’s meager biographic information and the Globe Theatre and iambic pentameter (so we’ll have a sense of how and where he was writing). If you want to skip the introductory class of material you’ve already heard, I wouldn’t blame you. It is a great joy and honor for me to share my interest and what little I know about Shakespeare with you – and to learn more together! I look forward to having you join us!
Instructor: Michele Roberge, M.A. Executive Director, Carpenter
Performing Arts Center, CSULB
Thursdays, Apr. 16 - June 4
10:15 AM – 11:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Greening your Lifestyle: Six Steps
Our consumer choices, habits and lifestyle have a local and global impact. The items we consume: housing, furnishings, clothing, transportation, travel, food, recreation, entertainment and disposables mainly come from non-renewable natural resources produced in far away lands and have a cradle-to-grave lifecycle. Employing a sustainable paradigm for all of your consumer choices will allow you to have a smaller footprint, (ecological and carbon) on the planet and live a healthier, guilt free existence. Learn how to become a conscientious global citizen. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Nadine Bopp, MLA (Master of Landscape Architecture)
Thursdays, April 16 – May 21(6 wks)
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

National and International Current Events and Issues
Students will participate in a friendly discussion of current events and issues in national and international news. They will be encouraged to be informed, make comments, express opinions, and periodically disagree with each other while remaining
courteous.
Instructors: Carl Curtis & Jim Espinosa
Thursdays, April 16 – June 4
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Short Story Masters
We continue our journey reading some of the masters of the short story:
Ernest Hemingway, Anton Chekhov, Flannery O’Conner, William Faulkner, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, and others. Discussion will focus on the key elements of the story that give the reader pleasure: the Recognition of the Familiar, Moral Shock, Identification, Humor, the Imaginative Flight. How each of these elements contribute toward the enjoyment of the short story will be discussed in conjunction with what the reader brings to it.
Instructor: Bernard Natelson
Thursdays, April 16 – May 21 (6 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

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. Class limit: 30
Class Leader: Al Talberg
Thursdays, April 16 – June 4
1:15 – 2:00 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Folk Guitar
Dust off your guitar! Learn or brush up on the essentials of playing the
folk guitar. Bring any acoustic guitar (non-electronic) and start accompanying yourself and others. Learn how to tune your instrument and how to play chords, strums, and picks for folk and pop music. You’ll be making music in no time!
Class Leader: Michael Meckna, Ph.D. Music History
Thursdays, April 16 – June 4
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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? If so, “catch the spirit” and join the OLLI Vocal Ensemble. We'd love to have you. There may be a $5.00 fee for music.
Class Leader: Fran Harding, Retired Music Teacher
Thursdays, April 16 – June 4
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Friday Classes

Not Your Daughter's Yoga
Everything you always wanted to learn about yoga, but were afraid to try! Come prepared to participate in a relaxing, fun way to stay young in body, mind and spirit. All levels welcome, with or without a mat. Objectives: create ease in seniors who want to learn and participate in yoga; teach basic yoga skills and philosophy; help seniors learn how to breath and exercise their way to improved or stabilized mobility and health.
Class Leader: David Hennage
Fridays, April 17 – June 5
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Meditation and Attention
We will discuss and experience several different meditation techniques with an emphasis on mindfulness and attention in moment, situations and activities. Have you wondered why athletes are such masters of minutes and seconds? Have you ever experienced a flow while cooking or gardening or running or completing a deal or....? Have you wondered how peak performance happens? These are some of the question we will address.
Instructor: Jane Adair, Ph.D. Physical Education, Sport Social Psychology
Fridays, April 17 – May 8 (4 wks)
8:15 – 9:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Beginning Bridge
This class is for players who have had absolutely no background with this fascinating game. We will start with "Whist" and go on, one step at a time, so that each lesson will be with fun and laughter as well as instruction.
Class Leader: Inge Johnson, Retired Teacher
Fridays, April 17 – June 5
8:30 – 10:00 AM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Meet Long Beach Master Artists
We introduce Master Artists who live or have done extensive work in Long Beach within various art mediums, including dance, painting, sculpture, recycle art, video and murals. They will present what to look for when viewing their art form and give a brief demonstration of how they create it, followed by a discussion and viewing of the artist’s art. The proposed artists are: Painting: Thea Robertshaw, Dean Triolo; Sculpture: Patrick Vogel, Robin Bott; Muralists: Jose Loza, Efren Luna; Recycle Art: Claudio Garzon, Paul Hogue; Dance: Maha Afra, Nanette Brodie; Video: Nima Rezai, Bill Almas.
Coordinator: Karen Reside, CALB
Fridays, April 17 – May 22 (6 wks)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave., Theater

Philosophy in an Age of Science
Now that the sciences have emerged from philosophy, what is left for it to do? We will discuss the unique role of philosophy in analyzing basic concepts, probing widespread assumptions, and exploring the prospects of ethics in an age of science.
Class limit: 25 - LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Shane Andre PhD.
Fridays, April 17 – June 5
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

History of Psychology
This class will extend over three sessions and will focus on the history of psychology and its emergence and relationship to philosophy and other life and physical sciences. This spring session will focus on how psychology emerged from philosophy, the development of psychoanalysis, and the analytical psychology of Freud and Jung. The summer session will focus on the emergence of depth, humanistic, transpersonal psychology. The fall session will focus on how transpersonal psychology has evolved into integral psychology and/or integral science. Each session will be exciting, informative, and self-contained. Attend one, two, or all three sessions!
Instructor: Mark Barnett
Fridays, April 17 – June 5
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Intermediate Bridge I
This class is for players who have had some experience playing bridge. We will start with basics: how to keep score, and opening with a suit and with No Trump. In addition, we will learn about overcalls. Class limit: 25
Class Leader: Inge Johnson
Fridays, April 17 – June 5
10:15 – 11:45 AM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Daniel Day-Lewis Film Festival
This class will explore the filmography of Day-Lewis who some (yours truly) consider the finest screen actor of all time. Prepare to see method acting at its finest and wonder at the personality behind it all. Films will include many multiple award winners.
Instructor: Michael Gavin
Fridays, April 17 – June 5
12:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Intermediate Bridge II
This will be the same as Intermediate I, so you have a choice of time. Response to 1 of a suit, to 1 No trump, overcalls and slams and pre-empts will be explained.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, April 17 – June 5
12:30 – 2:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

POV (Point of View) Films
Documentary films by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) will be presented to challenge your mind and stimulate discussion. Award-winning documentaries cover issues relevant to everyone and offer different worldviews. The schedule of these wonderful programs will be available on the first day of class.
Coordinator: Karen Reside
Fridays,April 17 – May 22 (6 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Theater

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 - LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Class Leader: Alice Lemon, M.A.
Fridays, April 17 – June 5
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW Clubhouse 3, room 3

Get Organized A-Z
Less clutter, more storage-sound like a dream? It can be your reality. Learning the ABCs of managing your clutter results in a peaceful life.
A: Act - If you want to do it, act on it now.
B: Break It Down – A project is easier to do if you break it down into manageable parts.
C: Containerize - Store belongings in see-through, plastic containers.
Instructor: Sharon Farley
Fridays, April 17 – June 5
2:30 – 4:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Conversational Spanish
This class, taught entirely in Spanish, will focus on spoken language used in everyday conversation, as well as on the culture and traditions of various Spanish-speaking countries. Class content will cover Spanish grammar; however, emphasis will be placed on oral communication. The goal is to help students acquire more fluency. Basic knowledge of Spanish strongly suggested.
Instructor: Lilia Vergara de Owens, M.A.
Fridays, April 17 – June 5
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Saturday Classes

Art Workshop Lab
ntended for students who have experience in painting or drawing. This non-directed time is for artists to improve painting, focusing on elements such as: colors, value patterns, perspectives and composition. Share experiences, exchange ideas, give feedback and critique each other’s work. Bring art materials, paint your favorite subjects, explore creativity. Choose any time you wish!
Instructors: from the group
Saturdays, April 18 – June 6
between 8:30 AM - 12:00 noon
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Famous Hollywood Musicals
Come find out just how wild and fun these musicals are! Hear music by Gershwin, Berlin, and Rogers & Hammerstein See what makes a gold digger spend it, why Marietta was naughty, what makes Mickey Rooney so girl crazy, and how an umbrella leads to an epic tragedy. Teasers: Naughty Marietta, Gigi, Carousel, Cabaret. If you love classic Hollywood movies, have an ear for good music, and enjoy visually spectacular entertainment then this is the class for you.
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock
Saturdays, April 18 – June 6
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

 


Classroom

OLLI CSULB Classroom 101

OLLI Pine Avenue - Downtown Classroom

Downtown classroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Fiskin leads the Taking Better Photos class

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Muriel Pendleton and Recorder class for Wellness Week

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Wes Peck and the Mac / PC Computer Lab.

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