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OLLI Class Schedule FALL 2017

      October 2 - November 18

FALL CLASSES - printable

Monday Classes

Stand Tall, Stand Strong
This is an active class, which integrates stretching, coordination, stability, and strengthening exercises. Participants use their own resistance bands (preferred). Please bring water; wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. Class meets twice weekly.
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Lorraine Goldman, PT, MPT, Cert. Exercise Expert
Mondays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 & Wed., Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (7 wks)
8:30 – 9:50 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 110 B

Chinese Traditional Painting
Chinese painting is also known as ink wash painting and is created by using a brush dipped in ink and water, compounds, and painted on rice paper (Xuan paper). This course is for students with minimum experience, to learn basic techniques, including how to handle the Chinese painting brush with ink and color, to execute brush strokes as well as to develop skills to draw different subjects.Class limit:10
Instructor: Peng Ren
Mondays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (7 wks)
8:30 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Bridge 1
For new players and those who played previously.- play bridge the modern way. Topics: intro to bridge, opening a major, opening a minor, no trump, stayman, transfers, opening leads, attitude, carding, 1 NT Forcing and 2 over 2. Limit: 50
Instructor: Sharon Biederman
Mondays, Sept. 25 – Nov. 27 (10 wks)
9:45 - 11:45 AM


Bridge 2

Continue to learn 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. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Hank Dunbar
Mondays, Sept. 25 – Nov. 27 (10 wks)
9:45 - 11:45 AM


Beyond Beginning Bridge

Sharpen your bridge playing skills while practicing your play. Approximately 8 hands to play per lesson. Limit: 50
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez
Mondays, Sept. 25 – Nov. 27 (10 wks)
9:45 - 11:45 AM
All at LB Bridge Center

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, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (7 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Park Pacific Tower, 714 Pacific Ave.

Music Appreciation
Listening to classical music is a great pleasure. It can be enhanced by gaining knowledge about the music and about what to listen for! In this class we will learn about music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th - 21st centuries, focusing on listening and covering style, social relevance, and composers. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Patricia Dobiesz
Mondays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (7 wks)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

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. It has been proven that each person has a dominant brain biochemical. We will 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 Edge Effect by Eric Braverman, M.D. will be used in class. Have a book available for the first class. (Amazon.com.)
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Holly Weber, RN, LCSW, Psychoanalyst
Mondays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 6 (6 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Ukulele For All Levels
Learn to play with no prior musical training or learn to enhance what you already know! Be amazed at what you can do! Bring your uke and your music stand and plan to have a lot of fun. More
advanced players will practice with Mike Young when possible.
Instructor: Mike Young
Mondays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (7 wks)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

The World, its Resources, and Humankind
This is a new course about world resources and how they have impacted human life and the development of civilization and culture. This series deals with: the physical location of the resources, the historic events caused by their exploitation, the related economic problems and the politics that ensued. All these aspects are strongly interconnected to the present problems of our environment and, therefore, to our daily life. The resources to be reviewed in this discussion are: air, water, food, metals and minerals, and energy sources. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Edgar M. Moran, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Emeritus University of California, Irvine
Mondays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (7 wks)
1:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Almost Naked-Eye Astronomy: How did human beings reason to their physical place in the universe?
Where are we in the universe? What information about the universe, and our place in it, can we get with our naked eyes? How special is our human frame of reference? This class will have some readings, discussion and a few actual observations. We will learn how one needs to “think physically about what happens in the world and accept explanations for events only in terms of other physical events that you know are possible”. The question always is: Why do we believe what we do about the natural world? Evidence is vitally and crucially important in deciding why we believe what we believe. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Patrick Kenealy
Mondays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (7 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Short Stories
Join us to read and discuss a new selection of impressive short stories. The short story is sometimes an under-appreciated art form. The characters must be established quickly and efficiently. The author must create tone, voice, style, atmosphere, point of view, and communicate an aspect of our human condition. Let us see if the short stories we read meet the criteria. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Dale Lieberfarb, M.A.
Mondays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (7 wks)
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, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (7 wks)
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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. Students will enjoy a 5-week class.
The first session (Oct. 2) from 6:00-7:30 PM is an orientation about the structure, expectations, and student commitments to the class. The next 4 sessions will be 2 hours from 6:00-8:00 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. Class limit: 12
Instructor: Teri Hershberg, Cert.Guided Autobiography Instr.
Mondays, Oct. 2 - Oct 30 (5 wks)
Oct. 2: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Orientation/answer questions about the class
Oct. 9 – Oct 30 : 6:00 – 8:00 PM
JCC, room 27

Tuesday Classes

Bicycle Travel – Bicycle Safety  & 3 day Overnight Trip
Already ride a bicycle? Want to take local rides or an overnight trip? In this class, learn to take your bicycle on the bus to get closer to beach or park trails. We will practice bicycle handling and simple adjustments that make cycling easier. Use transit options like taking our bicycles on Amtrak. Class meetings will focus on short, in-class topics. After Thanksgiving, you may choose to take part in a 3-day overnight bicycle trip. The group will decide the exact dates and details. Bring your mechanically checked-out bike and helmet every day, even to the first class. Class day rides are from 5 to 15 miles. Overnight trip distances will not exceed 15 miles. You must attend all 3 classes and bicycle rides to take the overnight trip unless you have taken the OLLI Bike class before. You may take the class and go on the class rides, even if you choose not to go on the 3-day trip. Class limit: 30 For more information call Chris @ 562-433-5220
Instructor: Christopher Quint, Trainer-League of American Bicyclists
Tuesdays, Oct. 31, Nov. 7 & 14  plus a 3-day overnight trip
8:00 – 10:00 AM in class and
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM riding around Long Beach.
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Buy, Cook, and Eat  Sustainable Food
Students will view a total of 11 cooking shows demonstrating an easy way to maintain a healthy kitchen for you and the environment. We will talk to farmer’s market vendors to learn how to buy fresh, sustainably grown produce. In the kitchen, learn how to clean, store and prepare that nutrient-rich produce to create a week’s worth of delicious meals. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Libby Gustin, PhD, Hospitality Mgmt, faculty in Family /Consumer Sciences CSULB
Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17 (3 wks)
8:30 – 10:00 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, 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, Oct. 3 - Nov. 14 (7 wks)
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

LA Opera Talk: The Pearl Fishers
Oct. 3 10:15 – 11:45

A beautifully detailed staging, with stunning special effects, brings a rare and exotic story to life. Soprano Nino Machaidze, one of LA Opera’s favorite leading ladies, returns as a veiled priestess with a hidden past, pursued by two lifelong friends and romantic rivals. The complicated triangle pushes forbidden love into a final struggle for life and death. Class limit: 98
LA Opera Talk: Nabucco
Nov. 14 10:15 – 11:45

As an aging king descends into madness, his bloodthirsty daughter begins a reign of terror, leaving a defenseless populace to battle for freedom from their oppressors. A monumental opera that made Verdi a national hero, Nabucco boasts a bold score that goes straight to the heart. Class limit: 98
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Geography of China: Five Curricula
This class will cover a broad range of knowledge, from China’s diversified landforms, river systems and climate patterns, to China’s contemporary problems with the aspects of population, natural resources and the environment. The class will also discuss how the natural environment affects the Chinese culture and how China’s large-scale infrastructural construction and quick economic development changed its natural environment. The fifth topic will be China’s maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas with neighbor countries. Class limit: 40
Instructor: Yunlin Huang, grad.Geology & Geography,Peking U; Ph.D. Marine Geography, UH Manoa; Institute of Geography; Chinese Academy of Science
Tuesdays, Oct. 10 – Nov. 7 (5 wks)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

WHODUNIT?!?
What really goes on at a crime scene and during a criminal investigation? What happens in the courtroom and who are the players? Learn what CSI and those Cold Case shows don’t show you. Whether you see yourself as an armchair sleuth or you just want to learn more about the criminal mind, this class is for you, Sherlock! Retired Homicide Detective Russ Enyeart can’t wait to share his stories & safety tips with you. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Russell Enyeart
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 14 (7 wks)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Buddhist Art of Asia
This is a survey course that will study the history of Buddhism from its
origins in India through its transmission to Tibet, Central Asia, China, SE Asia and Japan. Using sculpture, painting and architecture, we will examine how the visual image of the Buddha and Buddhism adapt to various cultures. Attention will be paid to LA area museum collections. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Delrie Hobbs, MA, Asian Art, U of London
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 14 (7 wks)
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Memoir Writing in Korean
Everyone has a story to tell to their children and others. Participants will write their stories at home, then share with classmates and receive feedback. Each week, suggestions for topics will be offered. Students will need a Korean dictionary-equipped computer.
Instructor: Joon Kim, Non-Fiction Writer; BS chemistry, Yonsei U.
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
1:30 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Taking Better Photos
This 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. You need not have a film or digital camera. If you do, bring it and your instruction manual to the first class. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Terry Fiskin
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 - 31 (5 wks)
12:45 – 2:15 PM (time change)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Pencil Play
Come have some fun! Learn basic techniques of colored pencil art and create a finished piece. Explore your 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 to 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;
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 14 (7 wks)
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

It Happened in Brooklyn
This is a romp through Brooklyn, NY, from its beginnings to present day, including videos and a movie that epitomize Brooklyn life. The course will highlight many famous people that grew up in Brooklyn and their achievements. It will cover neighborhoods, landmarks and Brooklyn’s impact on the world as well as describing how life in Brooklyn today is different from how it was when many OLLI people grew up there.
Instructor: Len Jacobson, MSEE
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 14 (7 wks)
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Reiki I Energy Healing
...a 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,and the importance of developing a strong self-care program. Wear comfortable clothing.
Students must purchase the Curriculum book ($15 or $7 materials fee for pages from the book) payable to instructor on first day. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Patty Tahara Rassouli, Reiki Master Teacher, Meditation/Yoga Teacher
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 14 (7 wks)
2:00 - 3:30 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Law Enforcement:  Where law, science and the street meet!
With law enforcement in the news on a continual basis, wouldn’t you like to know how we arrived at where we are today? This course will present a historical view of law, law enforcement, how police departments came to be, when we began to study crime, and how we respond and address the issues of crime today. We will discuss changes in the approaches by law enforcement groups; provide specific topics that will include homicides, white-collar crime, human trafficking, gangs, and drugs. Guest speakers will offer new tools that are being used to bring perpetrators to justice. Class limit: 39
Instructor: Julio Nunez, BS  Criminology, CSULB; MPA emphasis in Criminal Justice,USC; 26 years law enforcement; 16 years fraud investigator
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 14 (7 wks)
2:30 - 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Conversational French
When you studied French in high school or college, you learned to memorize vocabulary, translate texts, and conjugate verbs. In this class you will practice what you have learned and increase your skills in understanding what you hear, see, and need to say in everyday life. In addition, you will learn about French culture and 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. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Malcolm Green, M.A.
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 14 (7 wks)
3:30 - 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Publish Your Non-Fiction
This is NOT a beginning writer’s class; rather it is for those more advanced writers working on publication. (write non-fiction first-person stories, magazine articles and op-ed essays). Handouts on markets and publishing tips will be provided. Emphasis is on critiquing, focusing on “gorilla editing” for maximum publication opportunities. Attendance at the first class is mandatory unless prior notice is given to the instructor. Microsoft Word and access to email is required. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Sallie Rodman, Cert.Professional Writing, CSULB, published in forty-five Chicken Soup for the Soul books,
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 14 (7 wks)
3:15 - 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

 

Wednesday Classes

Stand Tall, Stand Strong
(See Monday) Class meets twice weekly.
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Lorraine Goldman, PT
Mondays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 & Wednesday., Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (7 wks)
8:30 – 9:50 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 110 B

Bridge: Defense
For those who already know the basics of playing bridge--sharpen your skills at defense. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Rob Preece
Wednesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 29
9:45 – 11:45 AM (10 wks)
LB Bridge Center

Bridge: Transition to Duplicate
Short lessons and hand play to sharpen your bridge playing skills.
Class limit: 50
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez
Wednesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 29
9:45 – 11:45 AM (10 wks)
LB Bridge Center

Keys to Clearing Clutter
September is right around the corner. Time to sharpen your pencils and start that de-cluttering project that you have been putting off since last spring, (since 1999?). This class will give you a jump-start and get you moving forward. Suggestions, insights, resources and more will help you begin the challenge, step by step. Clear out your back room, office, bedroom, or garage of the clutter that has been standing in your way. You will not only discard what is not useful but you will find some hidden treasures. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Tere Sievers
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (7 wks)
8:30 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, sing along with (occasionally) and view some of the greatest gospel songs of all time (via YouTube). The steady progression from spirituals, hymns,
traditional, contemporary, and even Rap – we’ll explore them all. All religious, spiritual, non-religious are welcome. Come-enjoy singing and learning about this moving art. Class limit 98
Instructor: Gwendolyn Phillips Coates, BA Business Mgmt, BS Church Admin; MA Christian Ministry –Pastoral Counseling concentration; Doctor of Ministry
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (7 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Guided Autobiography (GAB)
Recall and record the significant moments of your past through the process of Guided Autobiography. Through interactive class experience, learn the tools for writing your own life story. The first session (Oct. 4) 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 from 10:00 - 12:00 PM. You will be asked to write your own story on a new topic assigned each week. Share your stories and receive positive feedback with confidentiality. No need to be a talented writer, just tell your own story. Class limit: 12
Instructor: Teri Hershberg, Cert. Guided Autobiography Instructor
Wednesdays, Oct. 4 – Nov. 1 (5 wks)
Oct. 4: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Orientation/answer all questions
Oct. 11 – Nov. 1: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Remarkable Women of LB
Local historian, Gerrie Schipske, returns to discuss her latest book: Remarkable Women of Long Beach. Learn how since the earliest days of Long Beach, women have been involved in making their community a quality place in which to live and to work. They have taught, worked, served, cared for and led. They have created music, art, theater and story. They have competed in sports and in business and they are famous and unsung. Most importantly, they are the remarkable women of Long Beach. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Gerrie Schipske, author, councilwoman, registered nurse practitioner, attorney, adjunct faculty at CSULB
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (7 wks)
11:45 AM -1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Watercolor for Beginners and Intermediate Painters
Lecture and demonstration will cover fundamental watercolor concepts such as: brush techniques and color theory. Instruction will include individual hands on instruction. Instructor will give supply list the first class. Intermediate students will work on independent projects with assistance from teacher as needed.
Class limit: 20 (Beginner)
Class limit: 10 (Intermediate)
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (7 wks)
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Cards and Crafts for the Holidays
The holidays will be here before you know it! In Oct. and Nov. we’ll make decorations, cards, gift cardholders, and stocking stuffers for the fall and winter holidays. We look forward to making cards, conjuring up witches, stuffing pumpkins, playing in the leaves, and making merry with you! Some prior experience with stamping or other paper crafting is needed for this fast-paced class. Unsure? Contact the instructor before registering.
Bring a $25 materials fee to the first class. Also a permanent fine-tip black marker like a Micron .05 or extra-fine Sharpie, detail scissors, 12-inch paper trimmer with sliding blade and ruler arm, tape runner, small bottle or tube of wet adhesive (like Aleene’s Tacky Glue or E-6000-- not school glue) and paper for notes. Questions? Contact the instructor. Email lisaspaperarts@gmail.com. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
Wednesdays, Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (7 wks)
1:00 – 3:00 PM (2 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Six Stories ... Six weeks
Autumn is coming, with chilly winds and shorter days. To help you snuggle into the new season, consider joining this short story class. Our structure is simple; we read the assigned stories and then discuss them in class. You’ll
re-meet familiar beloved writers and then come upon some you may never have heard of. The characters and themes will usher you into the world of fiction, which always is so wise in explaining life to us. Class limit: 18
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, Oct. 4 – Nov. 8 (6 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Guided Meditation for Rejuvenation and Transformation
What if you could materialize your “dreams” from 20 years ago (or longer), to create your successful future? Fractal Psychology was born in 2007 in Japan and over 10,000 people have benefited from experience with this unique approach. This course is especially for the senior audiences. The class includes handbooks, guided meditation, imagery, and a consideration of past assumptions about self and family. Bring an open mind and a healthy dose of curiosity about Eastern philosophy, psychology, and most of all, about yourself. Class limit: 35
Instructors: Anne Perrone, teacher, academic admin, community education; and Mau Isshiki, founder of Fractal Psychology Assn; publications include: “Principles to Change Your Life”, and other texts.
Wednesdays, Oct. 4 - Nov. 15 (7 wks)
3:15 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. It will help develop better balance, increase physical strength by stretching the muscles, and supply more oxygen to the body through deep breathing. Bring a collapsible painter’s extension pole OR a one-inch wooden dowel 1 or 2 inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps (available at Ace Hardware or home supply stores). Tennis or athletic shoes, loose and layered clothing are recommended. Class limit: 25
Leader: Charles Wm. Taylor
Thursdays, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C

Yoga with JeanMarie
This class allows 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. Limit : 40
Instructor: JeanMarie VanDine, Certified Yoga Instructor
Thursdays, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
8:30 – 9:45 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 110B

Tai Chi Chih at Pine Ave.
Come learn and experience the deep relaxation and serenity of Tai Chi Chih/Joy Through Movement. This American version of a Chinese system for maintaining health is also known as “moving meditation”, which brings about inner peace and stability. The 19 movements and one pose are soft and continuous; the essence of Tai Chi Chih.
NEW! - Beginners welcome at 9 AM
Instructor: Florence St. Peter
Thursdays, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Beginning
10:00 – 11:00 AM - Advanced
Pine Ave, suite 202

Fear Not, I Speak Shakespeare XXI
This class looks at Shakespeare’s mature lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, as we tackle the hilarious “Much Ado About Nothing.” Our process is to read key scenes closely, then compare historical video performances of well-known actors. We concentrate on Shakespeare’s language and stage conventions, hopefully getting a glimpse of why these plays have weathered the centuries and remain masterpieces. Time permitting, we’ll also look at the LOONEY history of the notorious “Authorship Question.” Join us to see why that adjective is the correct one, and to have some fun as we share the glories of Shakespeare. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Michele Roberge
Thursdays, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Social Spanish
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 are invited. Emphasis will be on student participation – come and practice! Class limit: 26
Instructors: Pam Kiwerski &   Jim Worsham
Thursdays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 16 (7 wks)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Current Events: National and International Issues
Students will participate in a friendly discussion of current events and issues in national and international news. You will be encouraged to become informed, make comments, express opinions, and periodically disagree with each other while remaining courteous.
Class limit: 98
Instructor: Carl Curtis &  Doug Haigh
Thursdays, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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 covers: 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: 26
Instructor: Steve Masoner,  Financial Advisor
Thursdays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 16 (7 wks)
12:45 – 2:15 PM (new time)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Watercolor: Independent Workshop
A chance for Intermediate and Advanced students to work on independent projects with assistance from the other class members as needed. Bring your own supplies. No teacher assigned
Class limit: 20
Instructor: TBD
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (7 wks)
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Adventures in Acrylics
Come have some fun! In this class we will experiment with acrylic paint.
Learn 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!
A list of supplies needed will be distributed at the first class meeting. $15.00 materials fee unless student supplies own materials. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Kristi Eaglehorse
Thursdays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 16 (7 wks)
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Folk Guitar I
Dust off that old guitar and let’s play! Learn guitar from the ground up. This class will offer a chord-based approach to learning with Beginners in mind. The emphasis will be on folk, country, blues and early pop music. Reading music or tablature is not required. We are building an environment where all guitarists can come, meet, learn and enjoy. All you need is an acoustic guitar and your enthusiasm! Class limit: 35
Instructor: Craig Lowe
Thursdays, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
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. Wear comfortable clothing.
Instructor: Al Talberg
Thursdays, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
2:00 - 2:45 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Medicare and Prescription  Drug Optimization 2018
The class covers topics including: how to maximize Medicare, employer or individual insurance benefits; understanding the relationship between
premium, co-pays and deductibles; smart consumer techniques. Learn to reduce healthcare costs with technology. Bring a list of your current Prescription Drugs to the first class. A FREE (Smart Phone) App will be distributed in class with “step-by-step” training to search for lowest prescription drug prices. No products or services will be sold or marketed in any way. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Steven Carr, Healthcare TechAdvisor El Dorado Park Senior Center, CSULB Finance
Thursdays, Oct 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
2:30 – 3:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
3:00 - 4:00 PM 
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, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Self-Help Harmonica Workshop
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or just curious about the harmonica, this workshop is for you. Instruction will focus on straight-harp and cross-harp techniques assisted by YouTube videos and guest musicians. Music styles include: Classics, Standards, Hymns, 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, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, Computer Lab

Friday Classes

Not Your Daughter’s Yoga
Participate in a relaxing, fun way to stay young in body, mind and spirit. No body is too old, stiff for yoga. All levels welcome. Ease into learning basic yoga skills and philosophy; learn how to breathe and exercise your way to improved mobility and health. Class limit: 30
Instructor: David Hennage
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

America in the 20s… The Decade That Roared
This lecture series will give a comprehensive look at a pivotal decade in American history. It was a time of transition, an age of exuberance--when traditional values conflicted with an emerging, modern, materialistic America. The lectures will be accompanied by documentary film footage.
Class limit: 98
Instructor: Dr. Don Schwartz, Ph.D. Modern European History, Prof. Emeritus CSULB
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Beginning Bridge
A class for players with absolutely no knowledge of Bridge. Start with the card game Whist and advance to Bridge one step at a time. Each lesson includes laughter as well as instruction.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
8:30 – 10:00 AM
JCC, room 27 (note new location)


Intermediate Bridge
A class for players who have played some bridge, even back in college days. Review score keeping, opening one of a suit, No Trump, and then slam bids. Continue having fun and laughter !
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
JCC, room 27 (note new location)

Yoga on a Chair: Get Fit Where You Sit
Yoga poses (“asanas”) are performed while seated on a chair or wheelchair. The Lakshmi Voelker chair Yoga (LVCY) provides modifications for students who cannot get onto the floor to do mat yoga. The “chairasanas” provide adaptations for flexibility and use breath, affirmation, and imagery as relaxation and mindfulness techniques. Class limit 30
Instructor: Claudia Ellano, cert. Yoga
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
12:30 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, room 107

Astronomy for the Layman
Discover the history of astronomy from astrology to cosmology, with emphasis on astronomical coordinate systems, development of the telescope from Hans Lippershey to modern day MMT and VLA telescopes. Emphasis will be on demonstration and conceptual understanding using some basic mathematics. Guest speaker will be Mike Clairmont, president of Leisure World Astronomy Club. Mike will demonstrate different types of telescopes used by amateur astronomers and invite our students to a one or two-night viewing session. Class limit: 39
Instructor: John Rogers, AA General Tech, BA Physical Science
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
10:00 - 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Arts and Crafts Movement:  An Art of Everyday Life:
Christina Alegria will lead us through the Arts and Crafts movement from its beginnings in 19th century England,
parallel aesthetic and art nouveau movements, and international branches in Scotland, Europe and the United States. We will examine multiple genres including print, ceramics, jewelry, furnishings and architecture. Learn about such luminaries as John Ruskin, Walter Crane, William Morris, Charles Rennie McIntosh, Gustav Stickley, Tiffany, Rookwood, Charles and Henry Greene and Frank Lloyd Wright. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Christina Alegria, BA Art History/Comp Lit, MA Art History/Museum Studies; Interim Curator of Education, UArt Museum, CSULB
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Woody Allen and the Meaning of Life — Fun, Film, and Philosophy
(Season V)

Can you think and laugh at the same time? Enjoy six afternoons of Woody Allen’s best: from zany to ironic to esoteric. From the Shakespeare of our time, these films draw from Ibsen, film noir, opera, Russian doorstopper novels, Broadway, Kafka and Freud. Our Existentialist Comedy Club features audience participation (sometimes with costumes) and jolly discussions (sometimes heated) and ideas to take away to your dinner table conversations (sometimes not). Dr. Linda Carr provides  provocative questions to understand this intellectual filmmaker and his ironic take on our mash-up contemporary culture. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Linda Carr, Ph.D.
Fridays, Oct. 6 - Nov. 17 (6 wks)
12:00 - 3:00 PM (3 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Jewelry From A-Z
Do you have a creative side waiting to come out? Have you admired a piece of jewelry and wanted it to match your colors? 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! Join us as we explore jewelry making from A to Z. Come learn a variety of techniques and create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces while having fun! Each class will incorporate a different project from beading to wire work. Once you have registered, please contact the instructor at Belindakbelisle@gmail.com for a list of supplies and tools needed for the first class project.
Belinda Belisle has been studying jewelry making and design for over ten years. She is a fiber artist by training and applies her lace skills to jewelry making.
Class limit: 18
Instructor: Belinda K. Belisle
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (3 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Estate Planning 101
Planning your estate requires making difficult decisions that will affect family members, friends and your legacy and possibly your current lifestyle. These decisions may be even more difficult if there is conflict among those family members or friends you wish to honor. This class will provide tools and information to help make estate planning less overwhelming and more manageable. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Susan Berkman
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 3 (5 weeks)
3:00 – 4:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Playreading with Alice
Choosing from the best plays of the world stage 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
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Spanish Conversation
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 covers Spanish grammar; however, emphasis will be placed on oral communication. Goal is to help students acquire more fluency. Basic knowledge of Spanish strongly suggested.
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Lilia Vergara de Owens, M.A.
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
3:15 – 4:45PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Saturday Classes

Advanced Watercolor Painting
For students who have experience in painting or drawing; non-directed time for artists to improve painting skills. Share experiences, exchange ideas, give feedback and critique each other’s work. Bring art materials and choose the time you wish!
Lessons and advice from the teacher is given between 10:00 – 12:00.
Class limit: 40
Instructor: Mike Daniel
Oct. 7 – Nov. 18 (7 weeks)
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Women on Film: The 1950s
During the War, with the men off fighting, the roles of women both onscreen and off became more vibrant and powerful. After the War, however, women’s roles reversed for a time leading to the rise of the ‘sex kitten’ and the ‘girl next door’ images associated with the post-war film. But were women ready to give up their newly found freedom? Find out! We will delve into the sordid lives of some of Tinsletown’s most famous actresses such as Lana Turner, Susan Hayward, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. And find out what subversive elements these gals hide…from the men!
Class limit: 98
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock-Oplinger (same wonderful person--new name!)
Oct. 7 – Nov. 18 (7 weeks)
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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