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OLLI Class Schedule SPRING 2017

      April 3 - May 27

SPRING CLASSES - printable

Monday Classes

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. Learn 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, discuss what to expect when working with a financial advisor and identify the cost of your investments. Includes time for answering your specific questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed.
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver,AAMS., Financial Advisor
Mondays, April 17 – May 22      (Starts late - 6 wks)
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Our Body in Health and in Disease
We must have a basic knowledge of the structures and functions of the human body in health and in disease. This would help us understand how diseases occur, their signs, their prevention, and their possible cure. The effects of the environment and of aging will be discussed, as well as the changes in cancer. A rich illustration will be shown and carefully explained. Medical terms will be avoided.
Instructor: Dr. Edgar Moran, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, University of California, Irvine
Mondays, April 3 - May 15 (7 wks)
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, Room 119

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, April 3 – May 22
10:00 - 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick @ PA
This class promotes physical fitness, increased energy, and mental
relaxation. Longevity stick involves gentle motions, stimulates blood
circulation, increases flexibility, 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 3 – May 22
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower (meet in the side garden)

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. (Later Start date)
Instructor: Sharon Biederman
Mondays, April 10 - June 12
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, April 10 – June 12
9:45 - 11:45 AM
LB Bridge Center 714 - 624-3455

Ukulele for All Levels
Learn to play songs with no prior musical training or learn to enhance what you already know about playing a ukulele! Enjoy hearing your own music. Join us for hands-on practice. Be prepared to be amazed at what you can do! Bring your uke and plan to have a lot of fun.
Instructor: Pedro Rodriguez - Mike Young
Mondays, April 3 - May 22
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Islam: Faith, Civilization, Values, & History
This course covers a wide range of concepts offering a more accurate understanding of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. You will go on a journey exploring the role Muslims have played globally and locally. In this class, you will have access to the experience and scholarship of prominent SoCal Muslim educators.
Instructor: Muslim Speakers Network
Mondays, April 3 - May 22
1:30 -3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Short Stories
Join us to read and discuss a new selection of impressive short stories. The short story is sometimes an under-appreciated art form. The characters must be established quickly and efficiently. The author must create tone, voice, style, atmosphere, point of view, and communicate an aspect of our human condition. Let us see if the short stories we read meet the criteria. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Dale Lieberfarb, MA
Mondays, April 3 - May 22
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 3 – May 22
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

* Archery Lab - Advanced
Continue training and using skills learned last session. Returning
students meet at the Archery range.
Materials Fee of $10 payable to instructor at first class.
Mondays, Jan. 30 to Mar. 27
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Archery Field House

Ageless Archery - Beginning
7 weeks of lessons for students new to Archery. Equipment provided. Materials Fee of $10 payable to
instructor at first class.
Mondays, April 3 - May 8
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CSULB, Archery Field House

* Bowling Lab - Advanced
Continue training and using skills learned last session. Fee covers lane, ball and shoe rental for 7 weeks. $15 fee payable to USU lanes desk
Mondays, Jan. 30 to Mar. 27
1:00 - 2:50 PM
USU Bowling Lanes

Bowling For Better Health - Beg
Learn to bowl and have fun! Fee covers lane, ball and shoe rental for 8 weeks. $15 fee payable to USU lanes desk
Mondays, April 3 - May 8
1:00 - 2:50 PM
CSULB, USU Bowling Lanes

Instructor: Mel Leach, CSULB
Prof. Emerita, certified archery & bowling coach

Tuesday Classes

Passage Meditation
We will learn to Meditate using an inspirational passage, utilizing a Mantram, setting priorities and reducing stress by Slowing Down. Learn why we should focus and concentrate with One-Pointed Attention, how to overcome unwanted habits by Training Our Senses, how to find joy through Putting Others First, why Spiritual Fellowship helps our practice, and why we encourage Spiritual Reading to stay motivated in this life-changing set of suggestions. In addition, learn a simple, very effective breathing technique to help us relax through each day. The instructor’s approach is based on Sri Eknath Easwaran’s Passage Meditation, that is nondenominational, nonsectarian, and free from dogma and ritual.
Instructor: Chris Ward
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. The objectives include developing better balance, increase physical strength by stretching the muscles and tendons, and supplying a greater amount of oxygen to the body through deep breathing. Bring a one-inch dowel, one to two inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps. Tennis or athletic shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Charles Taylor
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

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, April 4 – May 23
9:00 – 10:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Eastern Practices for Wellness
Explore ancient Eastern wellness techniques that promote relaxation, healing for the body, and peace for the mind along with the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of these practices. Discover free, user-friendly methods that reduce pain, lower blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and more. Topics include various forms of meditation, right vs. left brain access to wellness, mindfulness, healing forms of movement such as Tao Yin and T’ai Chi. 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, CLYL, Certified Qigong and Seijaku
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Classy Short Stories
Gone are the popular magazines like The Saturday Evening Post and Esquire that supplied the reader with a dependable supply of good, sometimes excellent short stories. In this class we will be reading and discussing short stories that have been judged over time the best of the best. This is not a lecture class! Your thoughts, insights, questions, and comments will be not only welcome but also encouraged! Come join us. Class limit 20.
Instructor: Arlene Rees, M.A.
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

LA Opera Talks
April 25 - Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann
Offenbach filled the French 2nd Empire of Napoleon III with a musical gaiety that masked the fears of an age contented to waltz while wars and a fragile financial atmosphere threated its collapse. When “the end of the world” came, Offenbach turned away from the sadness of the times and towards the fantastical tales of E.T.A. Hoffmann. This opera is a heady, alcoholic mix of the bizarre and the frightening
Presenter: Larry Verdugo
Tuesday, 12:00-1:30


May 16 - TOSCA!
Plot in brief: A fiery prima donna is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The conclusion is one of opera’s bloodiest, most intense dramas
Tuesday, 12:00-1:30
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. Learn to identify the major causes of poor health in the USA including heart disease and cancer. Discover how present health statistics compare with people 100 years ago and with other countries. 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 University, Certified “Food Over Medicine” Instructor, gives health lectures locally and for Princess Cruises
Tuesdays, May 2 & 9 (2 weeks)
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Plants of the South Bay
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, retired safety engineer, lifelong forager;
MS in Safety-USC; owned “Harvestin’ Howard LLC”, which made acorn tortilla chips, elderberry jelly...
Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 (3 weeks)
12:30 – 2:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Pencil Play
Come have some fun! You’ll learn some basic techniques of colored pencil art and how to use them to create a
finished piece. Explore your own creativity while learning about colored pencils and what you can achieve with them. Please bring your own pencils (at least 10 colors) to the first class meeting so we can get right to it! (Prismacolor and Crayola are the best brands to get.)
Class limit: 12
Instructor: Kristi Eaglehorse, BA Fine Arts; AA Design & Illustration; computer graphics & design
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, suite 202

Art Since the Italian Renaissance
Join us in a discussion of European Art history. History is a record of change. Art history is a record of cultural change. During the Middle Ages (400 to 1200 AD) European culture was focused on tribal, feudal, and religious imagery; on the past with little consideration of the new. By the late medieval period (13th) change was initiated by exterior forces that included European contact with Islamic and Asian cultures. Changes in social conditions initiated changes in Art and Esthetics. We will examine not just the objects of Art but also the reasons for such Art.
Instructor: Ladd Terry, M.F.A. Art, Ph.D. Psychology
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Modern Communication Systems
This class is a follow up to History of Communications with more comprehensive descriptions of today’s modern communications systems. Students will learn the details and complexities of sending and receiving digital texts and voice messages, as well as how the devices we use today really work. It covers signals, frequencies, bandwidths and interference, Wi-Fi and cellular, satellites and the internet, and the future of communications. Also covered is security/privacy of these systems.
THE PRIOR CLASS IS NOT A PRE-REQUISITE.
Instructor: Len Jacobson, MSEE
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Playreading with Alice
Choosing from the best plays of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, our group will read them aloud. Join in the reading or just come to listen. We will also learn about each playwright, discuss the meaning of the plays, and become familiar with how a play progresses from the written word to the stage. You will gain insight into the role of the director, actor, designer, and, of course, the playwright. Class limit: 16
Instructor: Alice Lemon, M.A. Drama and Theatre
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Exploring Gourds
Have fun creating a small gourd project.  Learn the variety of techniques used to decorate gourds. In this class you will complete a project with egg-shell mosaic.  Learn to use alcohol ink dyes to create a rich surface design. Learn to apply handmade paper to the inside of the gourd to create a finished interior.  Explore ways to embellish the piece with beads.  $20.00 Materials fee will be collected at first class.  Beginners are welcome.  Class Limit: 15.
Instructor: Debra Zimmerman, member of Orange County Gourd Society
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Fall Prevention Exercise Class
Falls are a leading cause of morbidity, mortality, and early admission to long term care. Fall Prevention Programs have demonstrated success in improving gait, balance, and strength needed to lower the risk for falls. Participants will receive balance and mobility evaluations before and after an exercise program designed to improve balance and decrease the risk for falls and also information for home exercises.
The class will be conducted under the auspices of the Physical Therapy Dept. at CSULB. Participants must be able to safely walk a distance of 200 feet without an assistive device, stand for 45 minutes with minimal rest, and have no cognitive impairment or unstable medical conditions. With your consent, the results of the evaluations will be used in a research project. Class is held on TWO days each week. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes with good support.
PLEASE NOTE START DATE
Instructors: Dr. Olfat Mohamed, PhD, PT and Cecilia Guerrero, BSc
Tuesdays, March 7 - May 9
AND
Thursdays, March 9 - May 11
3:00 – 4:30 - both days
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

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 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 4 – May 23
3:30 – 5:00 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 5 – May 24
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Stand Tall, Stand Strong
This is an active class, which integrates stretching, coordination, stability, and strengthening exercises. Participants will use their own resistance bands (preferred) or cuff weights (not more than 5# for women or 10# for men). Please, wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear.
Instructor: Lorraine Goldman, PT, MPT, Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults
Wednesdays, April 5 – May 24
8:30 – 9:50 AM
LifeFit Center, room 110B

Guided Autobiography (GAB)
Recall and record the significant moments of your past through the process of Guided Autobiography (GAB). Learn the tools for writing your own life story over 5 weeks. 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
Wednesdays, April 5 – May 3 (5 weeks)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave, suite 202

Gospel Music Workshop
Do you love the sound and spirit of Gospel Music? Come and join us for a hand clapping, toe tapping, good time at the Gospel Music Workshop. You’ll listen to sing along and eventually sing some of the greatest gospel songs of all time. From hymns, traditional, contemporary, and even Rap – we’ll explore them all. All religious/spiritual/non-religious are welcome. Come and enjoy singing and learning about this moving art.
Instructor: Gwendolyn Phillips Coates, BA Business Mgmt, BS Church Admin; MA Christian Ministry–Pastoral Counseling; Doctor of Ministry – Strategic Leadership degree from Faith Evangelical
College and Seminary.
Wednesdays, April 5 – May 24
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Social Realism in Hispanic Art and Film
In an attempt to understand the aesthetics and objectives shared by Art and film, the class first will examine the theme of relations between men and women in the paintings “Caprichos” by Francisco Goya and in Pedro Almodovar’s film “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”. The following week will focus on Goya’s denunciation of militarism in “Disasters of War” followed by a viewing of the film “Romero”, which treats the suppression of civil rights in El Salvador during the 1980s. More Latin American or Spanish films with similar themes, perspectives, and aesthetics will be compared to Art.
Instructor: Harold Cannon, Ph.D. Spanish
Wednesdays, May 3 - 24 (3 weeks)
11:45 AM – 2:45 PM (3 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

THE 2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: Why It Happens, Causes of Observed Phenomena, Where and How to View It
On Monday August 21, 2017, the universe will reveal itself in an epic show more astonishing than anything ever devised by the magic of Hollywood or Disney. A total solar eclipse is nothing like a partial solar eclipse—totality reveals the Sun’s corona reaching far out into space. This will be the first such US event in 38 years and it may be the last chance to see one in this country during your lifetime. This class explains the science behind the phenomena observed during an eclipse and also covers everything needed to plan a trip to the umbral shadow—including where to go, what to bring and how to photograph it. You’ll be prepared to organize your own trip and to teach your grandchildren the science.
Instructor: Marc Nussbaum, chair OLLI @ UCI STEM Committee; Author of “2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Your Guide to the Next US Eclipse” available on Amazon. Retired CEO of Lantronix and CTO and co-founder of Western Digital’s hard drive business; BS in Physics from State University of NY, Oswego.
Wednesdays, April 5 – 26
(4 weeks)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Beginning Watercolor Painting
Use watercolors and learn to paint with a talented artist teacher. More advanced students may also work more independently. Bring your own supplies to the classroom to experiment with new techniques in a guided setting. Materials will be discussed at the first class meeting.
Class limit: 25
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, April 5 – May 24
1:00 – 3:00 PM (2 hours)
LW, Clubhouse 4, Art Studio (at rear of building)

A Layman’s Look at Libel Law
Dr. Lee Brown has been helping CSULB and journalism students avoid libel suits for more than 30 years. Libel, the law of written defamation, can be devastating to the person libeled, and sometimes the consequences for whoever is responsible can be just as damaging. What constitutes a libel? How can one defend if sued for libeling someone? Libel law is still alive and well, witness the multi-million dollar judgment against Rolling Stone magazine in November 2016. Does libel law apply to individuals as well as publications? What is the difference between libel and slander? How can a libel victim proceed? A slander victim? What is the defense? Who has the right to defame you? Can a person be libeled by social media? Homework is voluntary and discussion encouraged.
Instructor: Lee Brown, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, April 5 - 26 (4 weeks)
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 that encompass the great variety of life’s experiences. Come and join other short story aficionados… to read and discuss works by writers, some familiar, and others totally new to you.
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, April 5 – May 24
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, suite 202

Communicating with Self and Others
We communicate with our self and with others on a daily basis. What we say to our self can have a significant impact on how we view others and the world and on our self-concept, thus helping to determine how we walk through the world as the person we have become. How we communicate with others can determine the quality of our social life and how connected we feel to others. This class will entail didactic presentations and experiential exercises to enhance communication skills with self and with others. Be prepared to consider and to try on change in your own behavior so that you have more direct influence on how you relate to your self and to others.
Instructor: Herb Glazeroff, Ph.D., clinical psychologist
Wednesdays, April 12 – May 24    (7 weeks)
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Thursday Classes

Crime Scene Investigation
This class will have three focal points: protecting against fraud and how to detect fraud, understanding the court system, and understanding and evaluating physical evidence as it is presented during a court trial. Selected 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.A. Public Policy,BS Criminal Justice, Forensic Studies
Thursdays, April 6 – May 25
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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, April 6 – May 25
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C

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 6 – May 25
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Fear Not, I Speak Shakespeare POETRY! (4 weeks)
Spring is the perfect time to tackle love and sex in Shakespeare’s narrative poem, Venus and Adonis. If possible, please, bring a copy of the poem to class - it is commonly included in Complete Works volumes. One of Shakespeare’s earliest published works, it is so racy, Venus and Adonis made Shakespeare a celebrity!
Instructor: Michele Roberge
Thursdays, April 6,13 & May 18, 25
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, April 6 – May 25
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Beginning
10:00 – 11:00 AM - Advanced
Pine Ave, suite 202

Copy Cat Art: Drawing
Like to draw pictures? Like to impress or share your expertise? You don’t have to be a full-blown artist. You 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 will be provided. Arrive, relax, and enjoy drawing.
Instructor: Patricia Woods, State Golden Bell Award for Performing Arts; assisted by Ian Woods
Thursdays, April 6 – May 25
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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
Thursdays, April 6 – May 4 (5 weeks)
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, April 6 – May 25
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Watercolor for Beginners
            See Wednesday description.
Class limit: 22
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Thursdays, April 6 – May 25
1:00 - 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Beginning Painting @ Pine Ave.
Come have some fun! In this class we will experiment with acrylic paint. You’ll learn some basics of art, i.e., form and shape, perspective, use of color, layout and more. The goal is to complete the class with a painting of your own creation. No artistic talent or experience required. Students will explore their own creativity learning about acrylic paint, and what it will do. A list of materials will be distributed at the first class meeting. $15.00 materials fee unless student supplies own materials.
Class limit: 15
Instructor: Kristi Eaglehorse, BA Fine Arts; AA Design & Illustration;
Thursdays, April 6 – May 25
1:00 – 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? (Probably not.) Do they know a secret? (Definitely not.) 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
Thursdays, April 6 – May 25
1:30 - 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Learn the Guitar
Have you wanted to learn to play the acoustic (non-electronic) guitar?
This class will accommodate beginner and more advanced guitar aficionados. Learn how to tune your instrument and how to play chords, strums and picks for folk and pop music. Have fun and entertain each other.
Instructor: Craig Lowe & Richard Harris
Thursdays, April 6 – May 25
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Tai Chi Chih
Tai Chi Chih is an American version of a Chinese system for maintaining health and balance. There are 19 movements and one pose in this discipline. Students can be taught this simple program regardless of physical capability. Class limit: 30
Class Leader: Al Talberg
Thursdays, April 6 – May 25
2:00 - 2:45 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 110 B

Fall Prevention Exercise Class
Falls are a leading cause of morbidity, mortality, and early admission to long term care. Fall Prevention Programs have demonstrated success in improving gait, balance, and strength needed to lower the risk for falls. Participants will receive balance and mobility evaluations before and after an exercise program designed to improve balance and decrease the risk for falls and also information for home exercises.
The class will be conducted under the auspices of the Physical Therapy Dept. at CSULB. Participants must be able to safely walk a distance of 200 feet without an assistive device, stand for 45 minutes with minimal rest, and have no cognitive impairment or unstable medical conditions. With your consent, the results of the evaluations will be used in a research project. Class is held on TWO days each week. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes with good support.
PLEASE NOTE START DATE
Instructors: Dr. Olfat Mohamed, PhD, PT and Cecilia Guerrero, BSc
Tuesdays, March 7 - May 9
AND
Thursdays, March 9 - May 11
3:00 – 4:30 - both days
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

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, April 6 – May 25
3:00 - 4:00 PM  (may be changed)
LifeFit Center, room KIN 110 B

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, April 6 – May 25
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Creating Your Family Cookbook and Culinary Heritage
How often have we heard the words, “I wish I had my aunt’s (mother, uncle, grandmother…) recipe for….”?
Yet, in today’s fast paced world capturing the recipe, techniques, and memories are evaporating. Food is a family bond, weaving together so many memorable moments. In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to put together your family cookbook and capture your family’s food heritage for others to share. Working collaboratively with other participants, the workshop includes: getting organized, writing a recipe, recipe testing, different ways to put it all together, writing, taking pictures, and printing options. And, yes, sometimes there will be some eating.
Class limit: 20
Instructor: Yesmean Rihbany, MA Education & MA Psychology,
Organizational Behavior
Thursdays, April 6 – May 11
(6 weeks)    
*** TWO SESSIONS

3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

*** ALSO offered
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Alpert JCC, room 127

 

Friday Classes

Not Your Daughter’s Yoga
Don’t be afraid to try. Come. 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. Class will: ease in seniors who want to learn yoga; teach basic yoga skills and philosophy; help seniors learn how to breathe and exercise their way to improved or stabilized mobility and health.
Instructor: David Hennage
Friday, April 7 - May 26
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

The Present Moment
Being in the present - through sports and meditation (and many other interests: cooking, music, etc.). We will talk about and use such activities as contemplation, intention, focus, and attention. We will meditate in each class using different methods (breathe, walking, mantra, mindfulness).
Instructor: Jane Adair, Ph.D. Physical Education
Fridays, April 7 – May 5 (5 weeks)
8:15 – 9:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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
Friday, April 7 - May 26
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Reiki I Energy Healing
This Japanese relaxation technique, is all about self-healing. Students will learn how to direct this energy to heal long standing physical, mental and emotional issues. Students also will learn about the Reiki Meditation, the chakra system, breathing techniques, the connection of the emotional mind to disease, the importance of developing a strong self-care program, and much more. Wear comfortable clothing. $7.00 materials fee payable to instructor on first day. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Patty Tahara Rassouli, Reiki Master Teacher, Meditation and Yoga Teacher
Friday, April 7 - May 26
10:00 - 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

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, April 7 – May 26
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

How To Look at Architecture:
Architecture Documentaries through an Architect’s Eye

The lectures begin with a brief introduction to architecture’s principles and design process. This will be followed by a series of short contemporary architecture documentaries that illustrate many of architecture’s complexities through specific examples. The screenings will include buildings such as Los Angeles’ Disney Hall, the Cathedral, the new Broad Museum, and the Central Public Library. Also included: urban areas and open public spaces. An
interactive Q & A on the subjects presented will follow the screenings.
Instructor: Rick Meghiddo, architect and filmmaker, principal of ArchiDocu and founder of Architecture Awareness.
Fridays, April 7 – May 26
10:15 AM – 11:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, April 7 – May 26
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Jewelry Making From A-Z
Do you have a creative side waiting to come out? Have you just wanted to explore a new medium—and end up with a piece of art you can wear? If so, this class is for you!
Learn a variety of techniques: string the perfect necklace; knot pearls; weave beads and wire to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. You will need standard jewelry making tools, including wire cutters and round nose pliers. Each class will incorporate a different project from beading to wire work. For those who do not supply their own materials, a kit will be available at each class, with prices ranging from $5 to $10, depending on the project. At the first class you will receive a supply list and information or contact Belinda at Belindakbelisle@gmail.com for specifics. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Belinda K. Belisle
Fridays, April 7 – May 26
12:15 – 2:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

1:00 - 3:00 - SEE SPECIAL EVENTS site

History of the Western Movie
Everyone knows that since 1903 the western movie has been one of the most watched and loved form of entertainment in movie history. From classic western films to the B-movies we watched on Saturday afternoons, to the days when the B-westerns were run on television starting in 1948, until the end of the western era in 1975 when Gun Smoke was canceled after 20 years on the air. The Italian westerns made in Italy, the most famous ones starred Clint Eastwood, helped save the life span of the western.
Discussion and a western movie will be shown each class. So, western fans, come join the class, have fun, and view some great old and new movies. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Barry Buckheim
Friday, April 7 – May 26
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Estate Planning 101
Are you overwhelmed at the thought of starting or updating your will or trust? Do you put off thinking about the many decisions you must make to complete your plan? This workshop-style class will help you to assess your situation, understand the various documents needed, and provide practical tools to help you overcome the challenges of planning your estate.
Instructor: Susan Berkman
Fridays, April 7 – 28 (4 weeks)
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 7 – May 26
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


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, April 8 – May 27
8:30 AM - 12:00 noon
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Walt Disney: Genius
When you hear the name of ‘Walt Disney’, do images of Mickey Mouse, Snow White, or Peter Pan fill your head? There was so much more to this creative genius than that! Come find out how a poor, C-average student from Missouri turned Bank of America on its ear,
created the first reality TV shows, designed the ultimate amusement parks, and built an empire that is more than just the ‘House of Mouse’. We will be discovering rarely seen live action films that deal with racism, World War II, and other controversial material. Who knew that Walt Disney was more than just an animator? Come meet the genius
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock
Saturday, April 8 – May 27
(7 weeks--no class May 13;double featureon May 27)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Cardmaking Studio
Note the new structure of this course: This class is for cardmakers with some experience who can work independently. The instructor will demonstrate a technique, special tool or specialty product and will provide samples and special supplies. Cardmakers will incorporate these into their own card
creations, with the instructor available for assistance.
Note new supply list! Bring the following to first class: assorted colors of cardstock, wet and dry adhesives, a 12-inch paper trimmer with ruler arm, inexpensive (Crayola or similar) watercolor set and colored pencils or markers, black stamp pad, permanent black ultra-fine pen (.5 Micron or ultra-fine Sharpie) and small detail scissors. Bring to the first meeting $20 to cover the cost of specialty supplies. Questions about the course or supplies: email Lisa at lisaspaperarts@gmail.com.
Class limit: 15
Instructor: Lisa Malmsten Peskay
Saturday, April 8 – May 27
1:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

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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