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OLLI Class Schedule FALL 2015

October 5 - December 9

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FALL 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, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
8:00 - 9:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Spanish: Reading, Pronunciation & Vocabulary Acquisition
This course is designed for students with no, or very little, prior knowledge of Spanish. The expectation is that the student will learn to pronounce, read, and spell Spanish correctly. During this process a considerable recognition vocabulary will be acquired. Those completing this class will be well prepared for an easy transition to the next level: classes in Spanish grammar and/or conversation. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Murray Sokoloff, M.A.
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
9:45 - 11:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

L. A. Opera Presentations
Monday, Oct. 5 Moby Dick
Moby Dick is based on the classic Herman Melville novel. Captain Ahab, commander of a whaling ship, sets sail to hunt whales for their oil. Ahab has an ulterior motive: to hunt just a single, rare white whale that destroyed his earlier ship and bit off his leg. Only one man will survive the journey for revenge against Moby Dick.
Monday, Oct. 19 Dracula
Additional details will be forthcoming.
Monday, Nov. 2 Norma
A Druid priestess falls in love with the Roman proconsul. She has even borne him two children in secret. When Norma discovers that her beloved has fallen in love with another young priestess, she vows to destroy him. Of the two lead roles, the New York Times says, “Angela Meade and Jamie Barton are a duo that every opera lover should hear.”
Presented by LA OPERA Company
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick
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, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower (meet in the garden)

Beethoven
Might this composer be the greatest of them all? Come learn about the man and his music. Understand why Beethoven has had such an enormous influence on so many subsequent composers and has touched so many listeners. We will listen to pieces from every genre: symphonies, piano sonatas, string quartets, concerti, and much more.
Instructor: Patricia Dobiesz
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower

Personal Lives: The Great Composers
What can we learn about life and the creative process by examining the personal lives of the great composers? Come explore their worlds, personalities, tragedies, achievements…and their music!
Instructor: Patricia Dobiesz
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower

Cardmaking Techniques
Whether you think you have a “creative streak” or not, bring your talents and keep your brain limber as you surprise yourself with the results. We will be trying techniques and tools borrowed from various paper arts media and from other hobbies. Students will incorporate their resulting art into finished cards. A card swap may be held at the final class. Making unique cards can save you money - besides, it’s fun! No prior experience necessary; just bring a willingness to listen, try new things…and get a little messy. A $15 materials fee will be collected from each student at the first meeting.Bring your basic kit (a small notebook, pen, small scissors, tape runner and 12-inch paper trimmer) to the first class. If you have questions, please email the instructor at lisaspaperarts@gmail.com.
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Feel Great Again Understand and Maximize Your Brain Biochemistry
Solid research has confirmed that what you eat controls the way you feel. We will journey through the brain to uncover the relationship between foods, moods and illnesses. We explore four brain types including the strengths and vulnerabilities associated with each one of them. Discover your dominant biochemical. 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. (available at Amazon.com.) Class limit: 30
Instructor: Holly Weber, RN, LCSW, Psychoanalyst
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 9 (6 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Foundations of Investing
This class will cover the foundations of investing and wealth building strategies to help you reach your financial goals. It includes lessons on how to evaluate stocks and bonds, fixed income investments, mutual funds, asset allocation, asset management, long-term care insurance, tax-advantaged investing, and retirement planning. Each class will include time for answering your specific investment questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way.
Instructor: Vince Fierro, Financial Advisor, M.A.
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

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, MA Public Policy, BS Criminal Justice,
Forensic Studies
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
2:00 – 3:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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Tuesday Classes

Bicycle Travel – An Overnight Trip to Ojai and Back
If you already ride a bicycle; then how about taking local rides and then an overnight trip to Ojai California? In this short 5 session class we learn the ease of taking your bicycle on the bus. We will practice bicycle handling, the use of paths and local streets and adjustments that make cycling easier. All you need is a bicycle, a helmet, and to be able to ride. We look at transit options too, including using Amtrak with our bicycles. Four class meetings will focus on in-class topics then move outside to ride to destinations from CSULB using local streets and nearby river trails. 5th class meeting is optional: traveling to Ventura by Amtrak and then riding an off-street Rail-Trail to Ojai. Contact the OLLI office for complete info or call Chris Quint @ 562-433-5220 Class limit: 8
Instructor: Christopher Quint, Master Trainer, League of American Bicyclists
Tuesdays, Oct. 13 - Nov. 3 (4 wks)
Ojai Trip Nov. 11 & 12 (2 days)
8:45-11:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. The objectives include developing better balance, 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, Oct. 6 - Dec. 1
8:30 – 9:30 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Satellites, Spacecraft and the Gadgets that Use Them
This course will cover the Global Navigation Satellite Systems: GPS; Galileo; GLONASS; and Compass. Through videos and other media, we’ll discuss military and commercial satellite systems for communications, earth observation, weather, etc. The last classes will have some communications theory (no math required) in order to understand how the Internet works and how we connect to all these wonderful orbiting marvels with our Smart Phones, iPads, Wi Fi, etc. Future space systems will be the wrap up session.
Instructor: Len Jacobson
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 - Dec. 8
(no class 10/20--one week added)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

TRAVEL WORKSHOP
A unique program presents 16 topics including locating travel resources, travel budgeting, explaining travel insurance, TSA, solo travel and packing for domestic and international travelers. We’ll stress saving time, effort and money, staying healthy, and enjoying local cuisine. Co-instructors are experienced travelers with no commercial affiliation. They include research findings and present info in an enlightened and fun atmosphere. Class limit: 25
Instructors: Bob Aronson & Carol Apt
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 & 13
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Still Following the Yellow Brick Road
After an introductory class discussion about the meaning and purpose of ‘art,’ we skip together down the ‘The Yellow Brick Road’, which is continuously being re-paved. Using the campus and community as our lab, we visit local museums, attend plays, read reviews, report our impressions and voice our opinions. As we explore the territory we pass through, we gain valuable insights into the potholes that lie ahead. Though contemporary artists may be out of sight; we feel their presence just beyond the last bend in the road.
Instructor: Shirle Gottlieb, art & theatre writer/reviewer/critic/ lecturer
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Assistance for Seniors Filing 2015 Income Tax Returns
A CPA and an economist/financial analyst will provide information and guidelines to effectively prepare 2015 income tax returns. The class will include: current changes in tax codes as they affect seniors, suggestions for filing accurate retirement incomes, pensions, 401k types of income, income/sales of investments, and legally acceptable deductions. Learn about critical issues that can lead to expensive and time consuming audits; effective uses of donations; criteria for selecting an auditor or CPA to complete and file taxes. Member participation and questions are encouraged.
Instructors: Alan Rosen, CPA and Dennis Youkstetter, financial analyst
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 - Dec. 1
12:15 – 1:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Zen Meditation
Join Rev. Yokoyama, Long Beach Temple resident priest, in unlocking the secrets of Zen. He will show us the way of the Soto school of Zen Meditation and will discuss Zazen, body scan, quieting of the mind, relaxation, and perhaps a Koan or two.
Instructor: Rev. Yukinori Gyokei Yokoyama
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower

Social Realism in Hispanic Art and Film
In an attempt to understand the mutual 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”. Week 2 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. Finally, it may be interesting to look at the theme of isolation as represented in Goya’s “Black Paintings” and in the movie “Spirit of the Beehive” by Victor Erice. Other painters and films will be presented as time permits.
Instructor: Harold Cannon, Ph.D. Spanish
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – 20 (3 wks)
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. We will understand more how history and geography play a fundamental role in understanding major current Geopolitics. Some 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
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Non-Violent Communication and Conflict Resolution: Effective and Practical Skills for Problem-Solving
Do you have conflicts with friends, acquaintances, family, and other people you love? This course will help you learn new ways of communicating and also to develop a set of skills to talk with people more effectively about difficult issues. Participants will adopt a philosophy of how they want to relate orally to others. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Susan Rice, DSW,
Professor Emerita, CSULB School of Social Work
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 10 (6 wks)
2:00 – 3:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Playreading with Alice
Choosing from the best plays of the nineteenth and twentieth century, 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, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Drawing for All
Drawing is basic to all art forms. Learn the fundamental techniques of Contour Drawing, Form Analysis, Rendering and Perspective. The course is intended for beginning art students although it may prove informative to the experienced art students. Students will learn how to describe (draw) the natural world. A supply list will be presented at the first class or the following items are recommended: an 18” X 24” or 16” X 24” Bond Pad, graphite pencils (2b and 6B), an Art Gum Eraser.
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
3:15 – 4:45 PM - may be moved to 1:30 - 3:30
LW, Clubhouse 4, Art Studio

Meditation
Dr. Allen Arnette has been teaching Asian healing arts for over 25 years. In this 4-week course he will introduce simple meditative techniques to practice in one’s daily life for physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Emphasis will be on the practice of meditation and related techniques such as breathing and light stretching. Philosophy will be taught along with the practices. Meditation is accompanied by a host of biochemical and physical changes in the body that regulate metabolism, heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, brain activity and the experience of pain.
Instructor: Dr. Allen Arnette
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – 27 (4 wks)
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 110


KABBALAH -- What is it?
The purpose of this class is to examine the origins of the Kabbalah -- which is “the secret received tradition” that has been esoterically passed down through the eons (olam) of time. Handed down from time immemorial through the ancient patriarchs, Kabbalah has been transmitted by sages and mystics, philosophers and theologians, scholars and teachers unto our own time when it has been opened to all. We will examine how this great tradition in Judaism relates to the other esoteric traditions of the world and look as well at the supporting evidence from modem science including both depth (transpersonal) psychology and modern physics.
Instructor: Mark Barnett, D.D., Ms.D.
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 - Dec. 1
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Alpert Jewish Community Center
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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, Oct. 7 - Dec. 9
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Taking Better Photos
This 5 week class will focus primarily on composition, philosophies of master photographers, and getting the best from your camera. Some sessions will be devoted to shooting pictures and using newer technologies. You need not have a film or digital camera. If you do, bring it and your instruction manual to the first class.
Instructor: Terry Fiskin
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 - Nov. 4 (5 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Horror Films of Hollywood
Thrills, chills and screams! Get ready for the best spine tingling horror films of classic Hollywood. Learn about the masters of the genre including James Whale, Bela Lugosi, and Boris Karloff and see why many of these “freaky” films are considered gothic masterpieces...and why some haven’t been seen by the public since their release! “Island of Lost Souls”, “Murders in the Rue Morgue”, ‘The Invisible Man”, “The Werewolf of London”, and more.
Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 9
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Two Gentlemen of the Opera Clowns!
The Comic Mirrors the Tragic
“Gianni Schicchi” and “Pagliacci”, an operatic double bill. Two operas blended with the images of clowns, buffoons and tragic figures, hiding their smiles and sadness among commedia del arte masks. Gianni Schicchi, a sly, crafty and slightly dishonest Florentine, indulging in a macabre game of impersonation is an over the top comedy composed by the usual master of melodrama and tears Giacomo Puccini. Composer Ruggero Leoncavallo unmasks the characters of his single masterpiece Pagliacci, showing us playful clowns and their desperate counterparts.
Gentleman 1: Larry Verdugo
Wednesday, Oct. 7

The Americans are Coming
Dead Man Walking – Jake Heggie: Based on the book and movie of the same name, an ethical conflict of the death penalty and whether a serial killer should be killed.
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny – Kurt Weill: This highly charged political drama, Mahagonny is a “sin” city where one can get almost anything, except morality.
Great American Female Opera Singers: Opera has gone mainstream as Rene Fleming sang at the Super Bowl. As we shall see, she is one of many.
A Streetcar Named Desire – Andre Previn: Opera based on the Tennessee Williams play, but not starring Marlon Brando!
Great American Male Opera Singers:
Some of the rising stars of the opera world are now American, and some even have “rock star” good looks.
Porgy and Bess – George Gershwin: Arguably the greatest American opera, with some of the most beautiful American music ever written, including “Summer time.”
Gentleman 2: Steve Kohn
Wednesdays, Oct. 14 - Dec.6 (6 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Arts in Chinese Life
From archeological findings of early art development to calligraphy and modern Chinese paintings, this class will cover one topic or one famous artist in each class period. Jade, bronze, porcelain, sniff bottles, Spring Festival scroll, Buddhist art, paintings of Zhang Da Qian and Qi Bai Shi will all be shown with slides. Discussion will emphasize the significance of artistic expressions, historical background, and role played in Chinese life.
Instructor: Teresa Sun
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 9 (7 wks, no class Oct. 21)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Government and Politics in the U.S., the Ideal & the Real
Become more informed and active citizens by exploring the American system of government and politics. We will discuss theories of how our political system is supposed to work and compare them to how it actually works in practice.We will consider the influence of elections, the media, and social movements on political outcomes. Class limit: 25
Instructor: James Espinosa, M.A.
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 9
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Beginning Watercolor Painting
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: 30
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 9
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW Clubhouse 4, Art Studio (rear)

Films about Art: Take One
This class is part one of a two-part series on the subject of modern and contemporary western art. Spoiler Alert: This is not an art history class. Questions considered: What is beauty? What motivates a person to communicate by means of a painting instead of words? If critics say something is a masterpiece or it is in a museum exhibit, does that mean it is fine art? This is explored via films by art critics, documentaries about artists, forgery in the computer age, etc. Films include: “Why Beauty Matters”, “Painters Painting”, “Exit Through the Gift Shop”.
Instructor: Josie McCausland, M.A.
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 9
1:30 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Understanding the American Revolution and the Origins of our Government
The crisis with Great Britain in the 1760s and early 1770s brought on by the series of actions of Parliament to tax and control the colonies gave birth to the formulation of revolutionary thought by the founding fathers. How this led to the Constitution and the creation of a completely new form of government that had never existed in the history of the world will be the focus of our study. Class limit: 25
Instructor: James Espinosa, M.A. Arts, Political Science
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
11:45 – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Showtime
It is Showtime! We will be working on a full-blown production to be presented in December. Senior Moments is made up of five short plays:
• The Code. Two seniors, Rose and Charlie, meet on an Internet blind date.
• The Gamblers. Colonel William and Mother Angie have a chance encounter at a casino.
• First Love. Rose and Oscar, both in their 80’s, renew their interrupted romance.
• On the RAC(K). The members of the Resident’s Advisory Committee have huge troubles trying to accomplish anything.
• Growing – Old. The sequel to The Code, Rose and Charlie meet again.
Senior Moments was performed 22 times to rave reviews at theaters, retirement homes, and senior centers in the U.S. and Canada. Join us for an exciting and rewarding experience in
theater! Class limit: 25
Instructor: Nancy Hathcock
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 9
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Exploring Art History: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
The art history graduate students return. This year we explore a range of subjects including the advent of Modern Art, Photography of the Nineteenth Century, The Harlem Renaissance, Earth Art, 1970s Feminist Art and 1990s LGBTQ Art. We will also look at practices of art ouside the museum and institional critique.
Class presenters: Jenny Bias, Kim Bakovic, Jessica Butler, Amy Kaeser, Alyssa Schwendener and others
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 9
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, Oct. 7 – Dec. 9
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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Thursday Classes

Longevity Stick – “Movement is the best Medicine”
The purpose 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 - one to two inches longer than your height - with rubber (not plastic) end caps. Athletic shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing.
Class limit: 25
Instructors: Lynne Marsh, M.A.
Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 3
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, Oct. 8 – Dec. 3
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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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
Wednesdays, July 2 – Aug. 20
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Fear Not, I Speak Shakespeare – Act XVII
The goal of the class is for you to enjoy Shakespeare – whether you see his plays in a film or on a stage.This time we’ll concentrate on only one play – Hamlet. We’ll study the text, watch scenes in video, comparing actors and styles. We’ll start out with an overview of Shakespeare’s meager biographic information, Globe Theatre and iambic pentameter, so you can impress people at cocktail parties. It is a great joy and honor for me to share my interest in Shakespeare with you – and to learn more together!
Instructor: Michele Roberge,M.A. Exec.Director, Carpenter Center,
Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 3
10:15 AM – 11:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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. In this class students 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.
Instructor: Patricia Woods, assisted by Ian Woods
Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 3
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, Oct. 8 - Dec. 3
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Beginning Painting
Come have some fun! You’ll learn basics of art, i.e., form and shape, perspective, use of color, layout and more. The goal of the class is to have a painting of your own creation at the end. 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, Oct. 8 – Dec. 3
1:00 – 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, Oct. 8 - Dec. 3
1:15 – 2:00 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

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 includes: the most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them, strategies to help you reach your long-term goals, and the 10 rules every investor should know. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Steve Masoner, FA
Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Nov. 19 (7 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Conversational French
When you studied French in high school or college, you learned vocabulary, translated texts, and conjugated 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, learn more about French culture and practical techniques for enjoying life in the French - speaking world. Recommended: previous study of French in high school or college and some proficiency in speaking and understanding French.
Instructors: Malcolm Green, M.A.
Thursdays, Oct. 8 - Dec. 3
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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: TBA
Thursdays, Oct. 8 - Dec. 3
2:15 - 3:15 PM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 10
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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, Oct. 8 - Dec. 3
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

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
Fridays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

Health Science and Health Care:Our Body Systems
A review of anatomy and physiology aimed to achieve a better understanding of our body structure and functions in the normal, diseased, and aged states. Understand life phenomena, signs of disease, its prevention, and the healing process - all in relation to the effects of the environment and of aging.
Instructor: Dr. Edgar Moran Prof. Medicine, Emeritus University of California, Irvine
Fridays, Oct. 23 – Dec. 4 (6 weeks) ** Note late beginning date.
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Intermediate Bridge I
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.
Instructor: Inge Johnson, retired teacher
Fridays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
8:30 - 10:00 AM (NEW TIME)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Meet Long Beach Master Artists
This six week class will 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 an overview of what to look at when viewing their art form and tell how they create it.
Following each presentation there will be a discussion of the medium and a viewing of the artist’s art. Proposed artists: Painting: Thea Robertshaw, Dean Triolo; Sculpture: Patrick Vogel, Robin Bott, Dr. Carol Roemer; Muralists: Ramon Rodriguez, Jose Loza, Efren Luna; Recycle Art: Claudio Garzon, Paul Hogue; Dance: Maha Afra, Nanette Brodie; Video: Nima Rezai, Bill Almas. Artists are subject to change depending upon availability and have 20 years or more experience in their art form.
Coordinator: Karen Reside
Fridays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Basic Tarot for Fun and Self-Empowerment
This basic class brings together symbols and signs so anyone can become his/her own intuitive consultant. We will be using the highly acclaimed Voyager Tarot® deck, which is a modern pathway for spiritual seekers. Learn how to tune in to the symbols and interpret the meaning of the card. We will use “The Hero’s Journey” spread for exploring in a general way what is coming up for you in the next 3 to 6 months. The Voyager Tarot Deck can be ordered from Amazon.com. The teacher will have decks available to borrow or to buy. Other decks are welcome.
Instructor: Donna Kannard, Ph.D., author of Trance Magic
Fridays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

History of Psychology - III
This session will focus on how transpersonal psychology has evolved into integral psychology and/or integral science. This session will be exciting and informative.
Instructor: Mark Barnett
Fridays, Oct. 9 - Dec. 4
10:15 – 11:45 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 with the card game Whist and go on, one step at a time, so that each lesson includes fun and laughter as well as instruction.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
10:15 – 11:45 AM (NEW TIME)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Woody Allen and the Meaning of Life, IV... Fun, Film, and Philosophy
Can you think and laugh at the same time? Join our Friday Existential Comedy Club, discussing a new slate of eight Woody Allen films—farcical, ironic, and esoteric. As the Shakespeare of our time, Woody Allen draws from Kafka, Ibsen, film noir, opera, Russian doorstopper novels, Broadway, and Freud. Highlights: Woody Allen directs opening night of L.A. Opera’s Gianni Schicchi (yes!) on Sept. 12, so we’ll begin with opera and irony. Later a jolly rabbi will join us for our discussion in the context of Judaism. Dr. Linda Carr asks provocative questions to understand our foremost filmmaker and his ironic take on our mash-up contemporary culture.
Instructor: Dr. Linda Carr
Fridays, Oct. 9 - Dec. 4
12:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Intermediate Bridge II
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. This is the same class as Intermediate I but at a later time.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
12:30 – 2:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Beginning Knitting
KNITTING! It’s fun, it’s useful, it’s colorful. It’s a source to expand your creativity, increase your eye/brain/hand connections, and build new neuron pathways for greater brain health.
Learn the basics of knitting and complete one or two projects of your choice. (Spoiler alert!!! - there will be homework…knits and purls do take practice!) First meeting: bring needles and yarn. (If you do not yet have materials, you may use mine) and ideas for your practice piece, plus a spiral notebook for taking notes. Beforehand, if you wish, access yarn websites and explore their offerings … (www.knitpicks.com or www.lionbrand.com). Share findings with your knit-mates on opening day! Class limit: 12
Instructor: Jackie Thomas
Fridays, Oct. 9 - Dec. 4
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, Oct. 9 - Dec. 4
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 is strongly suggested.
Instructor: Lilia Vergara de Owens, M.A.
Fridays, Oct. 9 - Dec. 4
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, Oct. 10 - Dec. 5
8:30 AM - 12:00 noon
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

 

Alfred Hitchcock, Master of Suspense
The master of suspense will be put under the spotlight this fall. See a collection of his most spine-tingling, sinister, and thrilling films that are sure to leave you wondering if humanity has lost its mind! From the sexy spy thriller “Notorious” to the nail biting climax of “Saboteur”, we will delve into the psychological complexity of Alfred Hitchcock. If you have wanted to know what made this enigmatic director tick, then this is the class for you!
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock
Saturdays, Oct. 10 - Dec. 5
9:00 AM - 12:00 noon
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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