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OLLI Class Schedule FALL 2016

September 23 - November 18

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FALL CLASSES - printable

Monday Classes

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.
Instructor: Russell Enyeart, retired Homicide Detective
Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 7 (7 weeks)
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Spanish: Beginning Grammar, Conversation, & Composition
This course is designed for those who have little or no knowledge of Spanish. The grammar and composition aspects will be based on dialogues (conversations), which will be studied and practiced in class. In order to reach class goals, there will be homework.
Class limit: 25
Instructor: Murray Sokoloff, B.A., M.A.
Mondays, Sept. 26 - Nov. 14
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Longevity Stick
This class promotes physical fitness, increased energy, and mental
relaxation. Longevity stick involves gentle motions, stimulates blood
circulation, increases 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, Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower (meet in the garden)

Guided Autobiography (GAB)
Recall and record the significant moments of your past through the process of Guided Autobiography (GAB). Through this interactive class experience, you will learn the tools for writing your own life story.
Students will enjoy a 5-week 2-hour class. 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. Refreshments provided.
Instructor: Teri Hershberg,
Cert. Guided Autobiography Instructor
Mondays, Oct. 17 – Nov. 14 (5 weeks)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave., suite 202

Contrasting Decades: America in the 1950s and 1960s
The decades of the 1950s and 1960swere, in many ways, quite distinct from each other. The transformative events and developments of those years have largely shaped the world in which we live today. This class will analyze the social, political, economic, and diplomatic characteristics of the conformist, materialistic 1950s as compared to the turbulent and
rebellious 1960s. Each class features a PowerPoint presentation and documentary film clips.
Instructor: Don Schwartz, Ph.D. Modern European History,
Prof. Emeritus CSULB
Mondays, Sept. 26 – Oct . 31 (6 weeks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Children in Juvenile Dependency: Rights of the Family
Many relatives of children in the foster care system do not know that they have rights regarding these children. If you are a relative caretaker or close friend of a child in the system, we will journey through the dependency process, stopping to see if and where you might impact the outcome. Hon. Sherri Sobel has been working in the juvenile system as an attorney and bench officer for 30 years.
Instructor: Hon. Sherri Sobel, Ret’d.
Mondays, Nov. 7 & Nov. 14 (2 weeks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Chinese Language and Culture
Continuing of the class presented by the Confucius Institute at CSULB. (Not listed in the SUN Registration form - write in this choice)
Instructor: Maria Changjun Man
Mondays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
12:15 PM – 1:45 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, Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

MID-CENTURY ART AND ARCHITECTURE: A Desire for Something Simpler
Mid-century modern design is all the rage from television’s Mad Men to retro images in chic interior design magazines. The term “mid-century modern” was coined to describe architecture, furniture, and graphic designs dating from approximately 1933 to 1965.
Lectures will explore the Case Study Houses of So. California and highlight architects that will include Edward Killingsworth, Cliff May, Richard Neutra and others. In addition, particular attention will be paid to Long Beach’s iconic furniture retailer, Frank Bros., which helped define “modern” for the Long Beach community and will be the subject of an upcoming exhibition at the CSULB University Art Museum in
January of 2017.
Instructor: Christina Alegria, Interim Curator of Education, University Art Museum
Mondays, Sept. 26 - Nov. 14
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, Sept. 26 - Nov. 14
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4

Showtime Acting
It is Showtime! Be part of the OLLI Players this fall! We do improv, comedy, drama and we perform! Last session we performed a Radio Drama. This fall session we will put together another amazing show. Worried about learning lines? Never fear, we will work through it. The main thing is growing, giving yourself a stretch and definitely having fun! Performance date will be Saturday, November 12th, 2:00 PM, CSULB, HS&D, room 101
Instructor: Nancy Hathcock B.A., M.A. Theatre Arts
Mondays, Sept. 26 - Nov. 14
3:00 – 4:50 PM
CSULB, LifeFitCenter, KIN 107

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 Pendleton
Mondays, Sept. 26 - Nov. 14
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

So What Else is News?
This class will consist of class member discussions about newspaper articles and other media notes that students bring to class. The instructor will be the “discussion leader” who who facilitates the talk and resolution of each news article. This class will be as good as the contributions of those who enroll make it! Class limit: 20
Instructor: Art Gottlieb
Mondays, Sept. 26 - Nov. 14
4:00 – 5:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Watercolor Free and Easy
Any level of experience will get you into this “hands-on” watercolor class where you will create your own masterpiece each time. A landscape picture will be furnished for you at the first class; from then on you will bring your own picture - drawn, and ready to paint. There will be demonstrations for technique. Materials are needed. Good quality paper is very important. For material list contact: joanborytaart@gmail.com. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Joan Boryta
Mondays, Sept. 26 – Oct. 31 (6 weeks)
6:30-8:30 PM
Alpert JCC, room 61/62

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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, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
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: Shona Howe
Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Foundations of Investing
This class will cover the foundations of investing including lessons on how to evaluate stocks and bonds, read financial reports, fixed income investments, mutual funds, asset allocation, asset management, long-term-care insurance, and retirement plans. In addition, it will cover tips in selection of a professional financial advisor and what to expect when working with a financial advisor. Each class will include time for answering your specific investment questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way.
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver, AAMS, Financial Advisor
Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
9:00 – 10:30
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Geopolitics and Expansion of Democracies
This class will help us understand the relationships of geography, history, politics, and economics. In times of great change “maps” are important in understanding the historic importance of what comes next. We will learn how history and geography play a fundamental role in understanding current major geopolitical events. The course explains the conditions that lead to growing democratic adoption. We will learn how, once set in motion, democracy penetrates all aspects of life in democratic countries.
Instructor: Dick Lunde, Ph.D., History
Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Keys to Clearing Clutter
Are you tired of clutter in your home? Have you tried to get organized before without success? Are you hesitant about what to keep and what to toss? This class will teach you techniques for clearing your space and help you overcome the blocks that have prevented you from reaching your goals in the past. Learn to let go of the things that you don’t want or need and find a home for everything you own. Step by step you can create the clean and well ordered space you have always wanted.
Class limit: 25
Instructor: Tere Sievers, M.A., M.F.T.
Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Masterpieces of Asian Art III
This course focuses on select masterpieces of Asian Art. It is an eclectic (rather than survey) approach to art as we examine 1-2 pieces per class to discover what makes a masterpiece. Each work is discussed within its historical, cultural and religious (as needed) context. A variety of media will be used (sculpture, ceramics, painting, jade, metal) as well as an expansive geographic area and time frame (Neolithic to the present). Areas covered will include the Ancient Near East, Tibet, the Islamic World, Japan, India and China. There is no prerequisite for this class, so come and enjoy!
Instructor: Delrie Hobbs, MA, Asian Art, University of London
Tuesdays, Sept. 27- Nov. 15
12:00 - 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Drawing for All
Drawing is basic to all art forms. Learn fundamental techniques of Contour Drawing, Form Analysis, Rendering and Perspective. The course is intended for beginning art students although it may prove helpful to experienced art students. 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: 25
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Tuesdays, Sept. 27 - Nov. 15
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4(rear), Art Studio

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, instructor OLLI@CSUDH, retired safety engineer and lifelong forager; MS in Safety from USC; owned “Harvestin’ Howard LLC”, which made acorn tortilla chips, elderberry jelly, and a related comic book.
Tuesdays, Oct. 4 – 18 (3 weeks)
1:30 – 3:30 PM
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 digital camera. If you do, bring it and your instruction manual to the first class.
Instructor: Terry Fiskin
Tuesdays, Oct. 25 – Nov. 22 (5 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM (day & time change)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

History of Communications
From the dawn of civilization, we have needed to communicate. Communicating across distances became difficult, thus requiring inventions. This course describes the efforts to communicate beginning with drums and smoke signals, to radio, telegraph, and telephone, and onto coaxial cable, fiber optics, satellites and television. It covers frequencies and bandwidths, the evolution of digital communications and how it led to the Internet we use today. The theory of signals and bandwidths is explained. Transmission media like coaxial cable, fiber optics and satellites are covered.
Instructor: Len Jacobson
Tuesdays, Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (7 wks- note late start date)
1:45 - 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Intro to the World of Shamans
Come and learn what our ancestors knew. In this experiential class, learn how to journey into non-ordinary reality, experience a shamanic journey and learn how our ancestors accessed knowledge about the world around them. Shamans journey to receive information, inspiration, healing, and knowledge. This course will introduce students to spirit helpers and other worlds.
Instructor: Mushroom Montoya grad of Fndn for Shamanic Studies
Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
2:00 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, LFCenter, room 107

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. Learn about each playwright and become familiar with how a play progresses from the written word to the stage. Gain insight into the role of the director, actor, designer, and, of course, the playwright.
Class limit: 16
Instructor: Alice Lemon, M.A.
Tuesdays, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Conversational French
When you studied French in high school or college, you memorized vocabulary, translated texts, and conjugated verbs. Practice and increase your skills in understanding what you hear, see, and need to say in everyday life. Learn more about French culture and practical techniques for enjoying life in the French - speaking world.
Recommended: previous study of French in HS or college and proficiency in speaking/understanding French.
Instructor: Malcolm Green, M.A.
Tuesdays, Sept. 27 - Nov. 15
3:30 - 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Shamanism for Personal Healing
This course builds on the lessons learned in Introduction to the World of Shamans with a focus on personal healing. We are mind, body, and spirit. Keeping those in balance helps us to stay healthy. This course offers students opportunities to access their own inner wisdom and more practice in using ancient shamanic methods. Prerequisite: Introduction to the World of Shamans or experience in shamanic journeying).
Instructor: Mushroom Montoya
Tuesday, Sept. 27-Nov. 15
3:30 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, room 107

Writing Non-Fiction For Publication!
A workshop for writers seeking gorilla but respectful critiquing, help with final editing, and publishing markets for non-fiction. We will discuss writing methods; however, this is not a class for beginning writers. No fiction or poetry, please. Attendance at first class is mandatory; as is email and use of Word or Pages programs. Class limit: 14
Instructor: Sallie Rodman
Sept. 27- Nov. 15
3:45 – 5:15 PM (note day & time change)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119


 

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, Sept. 28 - Nov. 16
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Buy, Cook, and Eat Sustainable Food
We 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. Learn how to clean, store and prepare that nutrient-rich produce to create a week’s worth of delicious meals. Two 15-minute episodes will be shown each class with time in between to discuss the information.
Instructor: Libby Gustin, Ph.D., Hospitality Mgmt, CSULB
Wednesdays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 9 (7 weeks)
9:00 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

LA Opera Talk: Macbeth
Wednesday, Sept. 28

A victorious general encounters a coven of witches who predict his future—he will become king of Scotland. Blinded by ambition, and spurred on by his power-hungry wife, Macbeth commits multiple murders to attain and keep the throne. Verdi’s score elevates the tragedy and horror through electrifying vocal lines and propulsive energy. Plácido Domingo takes on the title role.
LA Opera Talk: Akhnaten
Wednesday, Nov. 16

In ancient Egypt, Akhnaten ascends to the throne along with his bride Nefertiti. He has a vision for his people, a vision that abandons the worship of many gods for just one: the Sun God who reigns supreme. The powerful, mesmerizing score by Philip Glass is filled with driving rhythms and exquisite choral harmonies.
Instructors: LA Opera Educators
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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
Wednesdays, Sept. 28 - Nov. 16
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., suite 202

China’s Cultural and Historic Heritage
This course will cover a broad spectrum of cultural topics which encompass China’s historical, philosophical, linguistic, literary, and artistic traditions. For people who follow the changing scenes of world affairs, this course might help broaden an understanding of the underlying cause and effect of the sociopolitical development of an old civilization. Seven topics - each will deal with one distinct cultural character and how a cultural tradition was shaped.
Instructor: Teresa Sun
Wednesdays, Sept. 28 - Nov. 16
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 societies, civilizations and cultures. The location of the resources has molded our history and dictated the economics of the time. This new series deals with: The natural physical location of the resources; the historic events caused by their exploitation; the related economic problems and politics that ensued as well as the human diseases and waste management. All these aspects are strongly inter-connected to present problems of our environment and, therefore, to our existence. The resources to be reviewed in this discussion are: water, food, metals and minerals, and energy sources.
Instructor: Edgar M. Moran, M.D.
Wednesday, Sept. 28 – Oct. 19 (4 weeks)
12:00 – 1:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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, Sept. 28 - Nov. 16
1:00 – 3:00 PM (2 hours)
LW, Clubhouse 4, Art Studio (at rear of building)

Still Following the Yellow Brick Road
After an introductory class discussion about the meaning and purpose of ‘art,’ we skip together down the ‘Yellow Brick Road,’ which is continuously being repaved. 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 about the potholes that lie ahead.
Artists are our truest visionaries! Although they 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/instructor, L.A. Drama Critics Circle, American Theatre Critics Assoc., Int’l. Assoc. Art Critics
Wednesdays, Sept. 28 - Nov. 16
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Exploring Art Through History
In this course, taught by art history graduate students from CSULB’s School of Art, you will learn about art spanning many time periods and cultures.
Kimberly Bakovic will discuss the Northern Renaissance, the advent of Modern Art, and Post-War American Avant-Garde. Amy Kaesar will explore Classical Antiquity and Native American Art. Jessica Butler-Roberts will examine Islamic Art and Photography of the Nineteenth Century. The final lecture topic is to be chosen by the students, at the beginning of the course.
Instructors: CSULB Graduate Art Students
Wednesdays, Sept. 28 - Nov. 16
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Yoga and Qigong
Yoga and Qigong are complementary health practices used for centuries for gaining strength, balance, coordination and well-being. We will explore gentle and mindful movements that help in developing concentration and flexibility in mind and body. This course will begin with 4 sessions of standing Qigong routines and 4 sessions of classical Yoga. Ram Bhakt has trained internationally and leads yoga workshops and teacher trainings. Find out more at www.longbeachschoolofyoga.com
Instructor: Ram Bhakt Rezai
Wednesdays, Sept. 28 - Nov. 16
3:30 – 4:30 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107


Thursday Classes

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, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
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, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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. Hands-on exercises are used to enhance the importance of evidence and how it is collected and processed.
Instructor: John Zacha, M.S. Public Policy, B.S. Criminal Justice,
Forensic Studies
Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
9:00 - 10:30 AM (new day & time)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Tai Chi Chih @ Pine Ave.
Come learn and experience the deep relaxation and serenity of
Tai Chi Chih. This is the American version of a Chinese system for
maintaining health. It is known as “moving meditation” which brings
about inner peace and quietness. This is a great way to obtain great health. It has 19 movements and one pose. All levels are welcome.
Instructor: Florence St. Peter
Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
10:00 - 11:00 AM
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, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Fear Not, I Speak Shakespeare – Act XIX
The goal of the class is for you to enjoy Shakespeare – whether you see his plays in a film or on a stage or in your imagination. This time we’ll concentrate on only one play – Macbeth – or, as you will learn, The Scottish Play. We’ll study the text, then watch scenes in video, comparing actors and styles. We’ll talk about what we think life was like when Shakespeare wrote the plays, and why his work still resonates with audiences today. We welcome newcomers to the class! We’ll start out with an overview of Shakespeare’s meager biographic information and the Globe Theatre and iambic pentameter. It is a great joy and honor for me to share my interest and what little I know about Shakespeare with you – and to learn more together!
Instructor: Michele Roberge, M.A. Executive Director, Carpenter
Performing Arts Center, CSULB
Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., suite 202

Beginning Watercolor Painting
Use watercolors and learn to paint with a talented artist teacher. Bring your own supplies to the classroom to experiment with new techniques in a guided setting. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
1:00 - 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4, Art Studio

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.) 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, strategies to help you reach your long-term goals, and the 10 rules every investor should know.
Instructor: Steve Masoner, Financial Advisor
Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
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
Thursdays, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
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, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
2:00 - 2:45 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 110 B

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 and the 10 rules every investor should know. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Steve Masoner, FA
Thursdays, June 30 - August 18
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, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
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, Sept. 29 – Nov. 17
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, Sept. 23 – Nov. 18
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

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. Continue having fun and laughter one step at a time.
Instructor: Inge Johnson, retired teacher
Fridays, Sept. 30 – Nov. 18 (note late beginning date)
8:30 - 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

International Relations and Globalization
Why do nations cooperate and why do they not? This class offers conceptual frameworks to interpret international politics. We begin with an overview of traditional theories of international relations. Then, we will examine to what extent international organizations have effectively induced interstate cooperation in various arenas, such as international trade and finance, war and ethnic conflicts, and environmental politics. We incorporate diverse news sources and scholarly articles to sharpen perspectives and analyze current issues.
Instructor: Sun Young Kwak, Ph.D., Political Science, U.S.C.
Fridays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 18
8:30-10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

LIVE! IN-PERSON Great Moments in History
The instructor will impersonate eight of the world’s major historical figures: MOSES & DANIEL- present accounts of ancient Middle East history; SOCRATES & PLATO-present Greek philosophy; PTOLOMY & JULIUS CAESAR cover the Hellenistic world, Roman Republic and Empire; ARJUNA-talks about Hinduism and Buddhism and encounters Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita; Siddartha explains how he became the BUDDHA. Come with questians and be ready for some enlightenment!
Instructor: Mark Barnett, DD., MsD.
Fridays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 18
10:15 - 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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. Learn about 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.
Instructor: Patty Tahara Rassouli, Reiki Master Teacher, Meditation and Yoga Teacher
Fridays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 18
10:00 - 11:30 AM
LW, clubhouse 3, room 3

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, Sept. 30 – Nov. 18 (note late beginning date)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Little Known Noir
Join this course called “Little Known Noir” for black and white films from the classic period of film noir. It is a style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace. The term was originally applied (by a group of French critics) to American thriller or detective films made in the period 1944–54 and to the work of directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder.
None of the films shown will have been featured in my previous film noir classes. We will review the cultural influences that affected filmmakers of the period. In addition, we will continue to become familiar with filmmaking techniques, most of which persist into our current time.
Instructor: Michael Gavin
Fridays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 18
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, Sept. 30 – Nov. 18 (note late beginning date)
12:30 – 2:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Historical Accounts of Math Applications in Physical Science
This course will discuss the importance that mathematics played in human understanding of our physical world. How did Aristarchus of Samos (310 BC–230 BC) determine that our Sun was much further away from Earth than our Moon? Other revelations will be covered, such as Eratosthenes method (276 BC–195 BC) for calculating the
circumference of the Earth and Rømer’s method (1644–1710) for determining the speed of light. These questions and more will be answered while covering the basic fundamentals of algebra, trigonometry and geometry.
Instructor: John Rogers, A.A.Technology, B.A. Physical Science
Fridays, Sept. 23 – Nov. 18
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, Sept. 23 – Nov. 18
2:30 – 4:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Conversational Spanish
This class, taught entirely in Spanish, will focus on spoken language, everyday conversation, as well as on the culture and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries. We will cover Spanish vocabulary and grammar; however, emphasis is 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, Sept. 23 – Nov. 18
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, Sept. 24 – Nov. 19
8:30 AM - 12:00 noon
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

 

Women, War and the Workforce
During World War Two, many gifted actresses in their thirties were pushed aside for younger blonder, sexier actresses who made their name in the bright lights of Technicolor. Yet, there were others who became femme fatales, feminist icons, and won the war onscreen as well as off. Hear how these talented women helped to change women’s image forever.
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock
Saturdays, Sept. 24 – Nov. 12
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Holidays Workshop
Have you seen magazines displaying handmade gifts, cards, tags, ornaments or table decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or Christmas and thought, ‘I’d like to make those’ but then you realize you simply have no time? Well, this year can be different! By starting early and attending these three-hour workshops you will be ready.
Bring $20 cash to the first meeting for materials. In addition, bring your basic kit: 12” paper trimmer with ruler, scissors, tape runner, a “wet” adhesive like Tombow Mono Multi Liquid or Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue, a fine-tip black pen and a small notebook. If you own a heavy-duty X-acto knife for cutting heavy cardboard, bring it to the first workshop only.
All other tools will be provided for your use. Questions? Email the instructor: lisaspaperarts@gmail.com.
Class limit: 15
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
**Please note the workshop dates:**
Saturdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 22
Nov. 5, 12 & 19
1:00 – 4:00 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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