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OLLI Class Schedule SUMMER 2017

      July 5 - August 26

SUMMER CLASSES - printable

Monday Classes

Chinese for Travelers
Learn about China and the rich fabric of its culture. The class is designed for those who want to learn language essential for travel in China. It will provide an introduction to some famous scenic spots in China. Topics include an overview of many scenic and historical sites, discussion of Chinese arts, and other topics that will make your travel more enriching and enjoyable. Learn Chinese language related to the everyday life: food, festivals, sports, arts, music, landscapes, history, philosophies, social code and values. Class members will be guided by professional language teachers from the Confucius Institute at CSULB.
Instructor: Peng Ren
Mondays, July 10 - Aug.21 (7 wks)
9:15- 10:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Bridge 1
For new players and players who played previously. Learn to play bridge the modern way. Topics include introduction to bridge, opening a major, opening a minor, no trump, stayman, transfers, opening leads, attitude, carding, 1 NT Forcing and 2 over 2. Each class includes the play of 8 hands.
Instructor: Sharon Biederman
Mondays, July 10 – Sept. 11
(10 weeks)
9:45 - 11:45 AM
LB Bridge Center 714 - 624-3455


Bridge 2
Continue to learn the rest of the basics to set you up to play. Topics include: 2 over 1, 1NT Forcing, Overcalls, Takeout Doubles, Negative Doubles, Weak 2’s and Preempts, and 2 Club Openings and Blackwood. Each class includes the play of 8 hands related to the subject taught.
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez
Mondays, July 10 – Sept. 11
(10 weeks)
9:45 - 11:45 AM
LB Bridge Center 714 - 624-3455

Swimming in a Shallow Gene Pool: The Rise and Fall of the
Spanish Monarchy

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. Through presentations on Spanish history, as well as titillating “behind the scenes” historic anecdotes, students will learn what happens to a great power when the leadership is Swimming in a Shallow Gene Pool. Lectures will also highlight artistic Spanish luminaries such as El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Braque, and Dalí, with attention to both visual and contextual influences. Join Historian/Educator, Doreen, and Art Historian/Museum Educator, Christina, in a historic -- and sometimes amusing – frolic through the turbulent rise and fall of the Spanish empire that ultimately reveals that history often repeats itself.
Instructors: Doreen Seelig & Christina Alegria
Mondays, July 10 – Aug. 21  (7 weeks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick
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, July 10 - Aug.21 (7 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Park Pacific Tower, 714 Pacific Ave.

Guided Autobiography (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 in a 5-week class.
The first session (July 10th) from
10:00 - 11:30 AM is an orientation about the structure, expectations, and student commitments to the class.
The next 4 sessions will be 2 hours each day from 10:00 - 12:00 PM.
You will be asked to write your own story on a new topic assigned 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.
Instructor: Teri Hershberg, Certified Guided Autobiography Instructor
Mondays, July 10 – Aug. 7 (5 wks)
July 10: 10 – 11:30 AM
July 17 – Aug. 7: 10 AM – 12:00 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, July 10 - Aug.21 (7 wks)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Death and Other Adventures
This class will take a step beyond Helen Keller’s words that “Life is an Adventure” to explore what happens after life. We take adventures from the ideas of scientists to the many visions of playwrights and authors, past and present. Poetry and some movies give us clues, as does the incredible play Hamilton. An amazing world is ahead of us.
Instructor: Mary Thoits
Tuesdays, July 10 – 31 (4 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Special Events -1:30 - 3:00        See info in the SUN

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.
Tuesdays, July 10 – Aug. 21
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. Recorders are available for those without one.
Instructor: Muriel Pendelton
Mondays, July 10 – Aug. 21
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Tuesday Classes

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.
Instructor: Terry Fiskin
Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 8 (5 wks)
8:30 – 10:00 AM    (time change)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101   (room change)

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, July 11 – Aug. 22 (7 wks)
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Dream Circle
I think your dreams, the ones you have at night, are smarter than you because I know my dreams are far smarter than I am. Dreams are magical, exciting, dramatic and sometimes scary, but they always come to offer you NEW keys for greater clarity, peace and insight. Dreams are gifts that wish only to be welcomed and received. Come join me in a friendly space to explore the tools and skills that will help you unravel the wonders in your dreams.  Class limit: 15
Instructor: Krista Umgelter           Blog.KristaUmgelter.com
Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 15 (6 wks)
9:00 – 10:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

An American Tragedy:  The Greater Middle East Wars - Part I
This course covers our current history from when the Cold War wound down, to a new conflict: War for the Greater Middle East. We will endeavor to understand differences of phrases like “permanent war” and “open-ended war”.
Connect the dots of seeing discrete events as parts of a single war. We will cover the errors by the US leadership for what became a monumental march to folly. It will fundamentally change the way we view America’s engagement in the world’s most volatile region. We will study the circumstances that produced the danger of Al Queda, Ben Laden, ISIS, and others. We continue to fight the longest of all American wars with no end in sight and little likelihood for victory.
Instructor: Dick Lunde
Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 22 (7 wks)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Advance Directive Workshop
An Advance Directive is a form you fill out to describe the kind of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you cannot speak for yourself. It tells your family and your doctor what to do if you’re badly hurt or have a serious illness that keeps you from saying what you want. Join Constance, a registered nurse, as she explains the importance of an advance directive and walks you through how to fill out the forms. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Constance Malaambo, RN and Masters in Homeopathy
Tuesdays, Aug. 1 & 8 (2 wks)
10:45- 1:15 PM (2 ½ hours)
CSULB, HS&D, Room 119

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 introduced and native plants of the South Bay, and have fun doing so. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Howard Manning, taught at OLLI@CSUDH, retired safety engineer and lifelong forager; MS in Safety from USC; owned “Harvestin’ Howard LLC”, which made acorn tortilla chips, elderberry jelly, and more.
Tuesdays, July 11,18, 25 (3 wks)
11:15 AM – 1:15 PM (2 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Persistent Issues in American Policy
Some current issues in the United States policy arena have appeared in different forms at different times in our history. Such issues include dealing with differences in income and wealth; rights for underrepresented groups; and both urban and rural unrest. This class will examine how these issues were resolved, only to emerge again. Classes will begin with a presentation of the historical approaches and then move to a discussion of current manifestations.
Instructor: Naida Tushnet, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 15 (6 wks)
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Drawing for All
Drawing is basic to all art forms. Learn fundamental techniques of Contour Drawing, Form Analysis, Rendering and Perspective. The course is intended for beg. art students although it may prove informative to experienced art students. Students will learn how to describe (draw) the natural world. A supply list will be presented at the first class. If students want to purchase supplies in advance, the following are recommended: an 18” X 24” or 16” X 24” Bond Pad, graphite pencils-2b and 6B, an Art Gum Eraser.
Instructor, Ladd Terry
Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 22 (7 wks)
1:00 – 3:00 PM (2 hours)
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

A Play Reading Circle XVI
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 registration. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Muriel Pendelton
Tuesdays, July 11 - Aug. 22 (7 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Masterpieces of Asian Art  in LA: China
This course focuses on the arts of China by media: jades, bronzes, ceramics, painting, lacquer, etc. Each lecture will focus on a particular material and highlight its development from the Neolithic to the Qing Dynasty (19th century). Particular emphasis will be placed on objects in LA area museums.
Instructor: Delrie Hobbs, MA, Asian Art, UN of London
Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 22 (7 wks)
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Memoir Writing In Korean
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.
Instructor: Joon Kim, Non Fiction Writer; B.S. chemistry, Yonsei UN. Seoul, Korea; M.S. chemistry Southern Illinois UN.
Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 22 (7 wks)
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Writing for Wellness
Everyone has feelings but we don’t always know how to express them. Unexpressed, they often lead to physical symptoms. Writing for Wellness  provides a place to write about things that make you sad, angry or joyful, and your words can help you heal. The class is based on techniques in the book Writing for Wellness by Julie Davey, and books will be available for class use. You do not need to be a writer; and though sharing is encouraged, it is not a requirement. Subjects include choosing happiness, changing priorities, family matters and recapturing joy.
Instructor: Joan Smith
Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 22 (7 wks)
3:15-4:45
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Cancer: Causes, Prevention, and Early Detection
Major progress has been achieved in the understanding of causes of cancer and we now use refined methods of diagnosis and treatment. Cancer prevention and early detection are mandatory and many types of cancer are curable if detected in an early stage. Cancer is no longer the most lethal of chronic diseases but the most chronic of lethal diseases. Questions will be welcome.
Instructor: Dr. Edgar Moran,  Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of California, Irvine
Tuesdays, July 11 – Aug. 1 (4 wks)
3:30 - 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Keep Your Smartphones and  Tablets Safe---Mobile Security
Your portable devices are valuable and attractive to all kinds of thieves, not only because they are expensive, but also because of the personal information they contain. Explore how to protect your information and your device in the physical and digital world. Find out why you should be cautious while using free Wi-Fi; how to protect your data with passcodes; what privacy permissions are; how to shop safely online; what to do with spam or protect yourself from viruses in email and while you’re on the web; how to safely use social media; and how to find your lost device.
Instructor: Gail Meredith
Tuesdays, Aug. 15 & 22 (2 wks)
3:30– 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Wednesday Classes

World Folk Music
Experience the cultural diversity and richness of folk music around the world. Sample and compare the melodies and rhythms from various regions of Europe, Russia, the Far East, Middle East, Africa, and South America. Audio-visuals and performances will expand your understanding and appreciation of the art of musical expression. Allan taught music courses at OLLI@CSULB several years ago. OLLI is very pleased he is returning to share his expertise.
Instructor: Allan Katz, MA, music, UCLA; choral director Garden Grove U S D; music programs at HB Adult School and North Orange Co. Community College District
Wednesdays, July 5 - Aug. 23
9:15-10:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Chinese Cultural Heritage
This course is specially designed for OLLI students who follow the changing scenes of world affairs and want to satisfy their inquisitive minds on China. The course will cover cultural topics of a broad spectrum, which encompass historical, philosophical, linguistic, literary, and arts topics. Since knowledge of each subject is too vast to be covered in a ninety-minute session, topics will be presented focusing on how a cultural tradition was shaped, the cause and effect. Class lectures will be accompanied by slides and discussions. Eight topics will be included and each will deal with one distinct cultural character.
Instructor: Teresa Sun
Wednesdays, July 5 - Aug. 23
10:00 -11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

More Gilbert & Sullivan?
And why not? Gilbert & Sullivan operas are silly but tuneful, with topsy-turvy plots certain to transport us from everyday reality to a Victorian la-la-land. We’ll view videos of H.M.S. Pinafore, Iolanthe, and (starring the late-great Vincent Price) Ruddigore. And that’s why!!!!
Instructor: Les Mittleman
Wednesdays, July 19 - Aug. 23   (note late start date / 6 weeks)
11:45 AM -1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Watercolor for Beginners
Using lecture and demonstration, we will cover fundamental watercolor concepts such as brush techniques and color theory. The process includesindividual hands-on instruction. A supply list will be given at the first class. Class limit: 23
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, July 5 - Aug. 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Foundations of Investing
This class will cover 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. Foundations of Investing will also teach you how to read financial statements and help translate confusing financial jargon. The class will also cover Social Security/long term care and ways to maximize benefits for you and your spouse. In addition, we will discuss what to expect when working with a financial advisor and identify the cost of your investments. Each class will include time for answering your specific questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed.
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver AAMS®, Financial Advisor
Wednesdays, July 5 – Aug. 9 (6 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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. The lectures will provide the following:
Identify the major causes of poor health in the USA including heart disease and cancer and discover how present health statistics compare with people 100 years ago, and with other countries. Understand how our bodies work and how diet & lifestyle can
either promote or largely eliminate degenerative diseases. See how marketing and lack of health education in the USA contribute to poor eating habits. Understand which foods promote excellent health and how to develop a health oriented diet so your risk of heart disease and cancer drop dramatically.
Instructor: Wendell Covalt, MBA Indiana UN., Certified Food Over Medicine Instructor, gives health lectures locally and for Princess Cruises, has been on the recommended diet & exercise program for 40 years and enjoys excellent health.
Wednesdays, Aug. 16 & 23 (2 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Gospel Singing Workshop
Music is good for the soul. Singing opens a flow of energy. Gospel music moves your spirit. Do you love to sing? Do you want to sing with the spirit? Do you sing in a choir or group? Are you a lead singer? Or do you have a pretty good voice and always wanted to sing? Then, this is the class for you. Come and sing or learn to sing gospel. (unison through 3-4 part harmonies). This will be fun, uplifting, and energizing. You’ll enjoy the easy teaching style of the instructor and friends.
Class limit: 20
Instructor: Dr. Gwendolyn Phillips Coates, DMin, M.A.C.M., B.A., BS
Wednesdays, July 5 – Aug. 23
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Pine Ave, suite 202


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, July 6 – Aug. 24
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick: “Movement is the best Medicine”
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to help prevent disease and deterioration, protect your health and increase body awareness. Combining eastern and western medical knowledge, the 12 easy–to-learn movements aid in developing better balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, breathing capacity, mental focus and concentration. Bring a one-inch dowel - 1 to 2 inches longer than your height - with rubber (not plastic) end caps. Athletic shoes, loose and layered clothing are recommended.
Instructors: Lynne Marsh, M.A.
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 24
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C

Yoga with JeanMarie
This class will allow students to enjoy an hour of stretching and relaxing muscles while building stability and balance. In addition, we will work on posture, circulation, and preventing injury.
Instructor: JeanMarie VanDine, Certified Yoga Instructor
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 24
8:30 – 9:45 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 110B

Building Vocabulary by Word Analysis: Latin Elements
Some 90% of English words of 3 or more syllables are made from Latin elements. Familiar and unfamiliar words will be broken into prefixes, roots, andsuffixes. Students will be invited to suggest words for analysis. No knowledge of Latin is required, only a desire to have fun with English words. (Similar study of Greek elements to be scheduled during Winter 2018 session.) Required book purchase will benefit your participation in this and the Greek Elements classes. Pages of the first chapter will be provided the first class meeting; however, students should order the book 7 to 10 days prior to the first day of class. English Words from Latin and Greek Elements (2nd edition) paperback by Donald M Ayers, revised by Thomas D. Worthen Univ. of Arizona Press. (Book $17.95, shipping approx. $6.00.
Distributor phone # 800-621-2736). Check Amazon for other pricing.

Instructor: Conrad Barrett, Ph.D. Classics
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 24
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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.
NEW! - Beginners welcome at 9 AM
Instructor: Florence St. Peter
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 24
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Beginning
10:00 – 11:00 AM - Advanced
Pine Ave, suite 202

Informal Spanish Conversation
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 speakers are invited to attend. Emphasis will be on student participation – come and practice!
Instructor: Pam Kiwerski & Jim Worsham
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 24
11:45 AM – 1:15 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 & Doug Haigh
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 24
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

California Diversa
A hungry Long Beach shopper stops for lunch. Today she passes on Middle Eastern food and enjoys a reasonable and well-prepared Enchilada. She is actually tasting the diversity and experiencing the entrepreneurship of our region, as well as hearing three different languages and seeing as many architectural styles. A study of the human history of California can help explain why the region is so culturally diverse: first why and how Spain came to the region and added its culture to the local ones by colonization. Then we will deal with the Anglo-American conquest and annexation of California. Finally, we will focus on how Southern California, long a sleepy backwater, adapted and emerged with its own regional culture and a vision of “The California Dream.” An anonymous local resident summed up that dream with these words: “SPACE; BEAUTY; SUN; HEALTH; PASSION; Work hard….but not too”
Instructor: Ron Redman, Spanish; Ph.D., U.S.C., Latin American Studies; N.D.E.A. Scholar, Linguistics and Language Acquisition.
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 3 (5 wks)
10:15 - 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Informal Spanish Conversation
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 speakers are invited to attend. Emphasis will be on student participation – come and practice!
Instructor: Pam Kiwerski &  Jim Worsham
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 24
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Watercolor for Beginners
            See Wednesday description.
Class limit: 22
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 24
1:00 - 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

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 planner. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way.
Instructor: Steve Masoner,Investment Counselor
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 24
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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 and 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. $7 - $17. Class limit: 20
Instructors: Barry & Shelly Levinson, life long crafters
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 3 (5 wks)
2:00 – 4:00 PM (2 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

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, July 6 – Aug. 24
2:00 - 2:45 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 110 B

Shall We Dance?
Dancing is excellent for your brain and good for your body. If you can walk, you can dance! If you can count to four, you can dance! Learn or brush up your cha-cha, swing, waltz, and other dances, with lots of laughs guaranteed along the way. So grab a partner and get ready for more fun at receptions, parties, and on cruises. It’s easier with a partner, but singles are also welcome.
Instructors: Donna O'Keefe
Thursdays, July 6 – Aug. 24
3:00 - 4:00 PM 
LifeFit Center, room KIN 110 B

Self-Help Harmonica Workshop
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or just curious about the harmonica, this workshop is for you. Topical class instruction will focus on straight-harp and cross-harp techniques assisted by YouTube videos and guest musicians. Music styles include: Classics, Standards, Hymns, Rock, 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: 20
Facilitators: Bruce Bishop, Jim Worsham and Marc Davidson.
Thursdays, July 6 – August 24
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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 6 – Aug. 24
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Friday Classes

Beginning Bridge
A class for players who have had
absolutely no background with this fascinating game. We will start learning 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, July 7 – Aug. 25
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Intermediate Bridge
This class is for players who have played some bridge, perhaps way back in college days. We will review score keeping, opening one of a suit, No Trump, and then slam bids. Continue having fun and laughter one step at a time.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, July 7 – Aug. 25
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Reiki II
Reiki II 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. $10 materials fee to be paid to instructor on the first day of class.   Prerequisite: Reiki I
Instructor: Patty Tahara Rassouli, Reiki Master Teacher, Meditation and Yoga Teacher
Fridays, July 7 – 28 (4 wks)
10:00 - 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

The Birth of Cinema: Film’s First Fifty Years
Movies have become a part of our culture, and the story behind how that happened is a fascinating one. This class will explore the evolution of “moving pictures.” Students will learn about the technology, historical events that led to the invention of the first movie, the entrepreneurs who turned this into a business, the pioneering filmmakers who developed it into an art form, and finally, the great silent films that made cinema the world’s first mass medium. This will be a fun and interactive class involving discussions, hands-on demonstrations, and interesting “extra credit” assignments. The instructor, Michael Napolillo, is new to OLLI. He has a BFA in Film from NYU and recently retired after 32 years at Wilson High School where he created and taught the very popular elective, Film Analysis.  The Birth of Cinema: Film’s First
Fifty Years is a class designed for both the casual moviegoer and the serious cineaste alike.
Instructor: Michael Napolillo
Fridays, July 7 – Aug. 25
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (3 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Classic Films from the 60’S & 70’S.
In this class we will screen such classics as Romeo and Juliet - 1968 version (best one ever), Three Days of the Condor
with Robert Redford & Faye Dunaway, Easy Rider with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, Funeral In Berlin with Michael Caine, and Serpico with Al Pacino. In addition, there will be films starring classic actors, such as James Mason, Sue Lyon, James Caan, Alan Arkin and, of course, Steve McQueen. These films and actors will cover the diverse aspects of life and times during the 60’s and 70’s.
Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Fridays, July 7 – Aug. 25
1:00 – 4:00 PM (3 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Yoga on a Chair:  Get Fit Where You Sit
Yoga poses (“asanas”) can be performed while seated on a chair or wheelchair. The Lakshmi Voelker chair Yoga (LVCY) provides yoga modifications for students who cannot get onto the floor to do traditional mat yoga. The “chairasanas” provide adaptations for all levels of flexibility and uses breath, affirmation, visualization, and imagery as relaxation and mindfulness techniques. LVCY has been taught around the world and to yoga teachers and therapists at Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and New York Department of Education. Yoga is for Every Body!
Instructor: Claudia Ellano, 30+ years experience in Hatha yoga and Iyengar Yoga, certified Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga
Fridays, July 7 – Aug. 25
12:30 - 1:30 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Classic Techniques for Stamping and Card making
If you are new to paper crafting, would like to learn more about successful combinations of ink, paper, adhesives, and stamps, or would just like a dedicated time this summer to make cards, this class is for you. You will have plenty of opportunities to try it all! We’ll use beach, summer and water themes to make cards for birthday, sympathy, “thinking-of-you” occasions, or for any other reason you might send a card. NOTE: Please do not go out and buy anything for the first class. Every veteran crafter has purchased products that just didn’t work well— learn from our mistakes! Just bring pen and paper, plus a paper trimmer and scissors if you already have them. All materials and tools will be provided for the first class so that we can jump right in. The instructor will give you a short list of supplies to bring the following week. The materials fee, $15 cash, is payable at the first class.
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
Friday, July 7 – Aug. 25
12:30 – 2:30 PM (2 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

A Process for Developing a Product
Q: “Can a group of really diverse “not engineers” successfully design an affordable, general aviation experimental airplane?”
A: “Absolutely, if we use the right tools and have a guiding hand!”
This is intended to demonstrate a process for developing any product. Come join the group in applying principles of product development by which we will conceive our design of an airplane. All are welcome regardless of technical background – no math necessary. Be surprised by how valuable your life experience can be. Typically, following instruction and group discussion on classic product development tools, we will conduct exercises on the various elements of our real airplane design.Class limit: 25
Instructor: Bob Shaw
Fridays, July 7- Aug. 25
2:30 – 4:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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, July 7 – Aug. 25
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3


Saturday Classes

Art Workshop and Advanced Watercolor Painting
Intended 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, paint your favorite subjects, explore creativity. Choose the time you wish! Lessons and advice from an outstanding teacher is given between 10:00 and 12:00.
Instructor: Mike Daniel
Saturdays, July 8 – Aug. 26
8:30 AM - 12:00 noon
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Third Annual Hollywood Musicals
For our annual look at musicals of Hollywood, we will learn behind-the-scenes details of musicals “Cabaret”, “Chicago”, “Oliver”, “Sweet Charity”, “For Me and My Gal”, “Oklahoma”, “Kiss Me Kate”, and “Daddy Long Legs”. You will find out why Bob Fosse was both a failure and a success in Hollywood, find out where Gene Kelly got his start, see Fred Astaire revitalize his career, and how an orphan saved the Hollywood musical. Come enjoy and consider yourself at home!
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock
Saturdays, July 8 – Aug. 26
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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