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OLLI Classes SPRING 2018

     April 2 - May 26

SPRING CLASSES - printable

Monday Classes

Becoming Wise
This will be a facilitated discussion group using Krista Tippett’s book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Art and Mystery of Living (available at Amazon for $11.55). It is expected that class members will participate actively – all opinions will be respected. Please, bring the book to the first class meeting. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Carolyn Estrada
Mondays, April 2 – May 21
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. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Sharon Biederman & Kiyo Nagaishi

Bridge 2
Continue to learn basics. Topics: 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 & Fern Dunbar


Bridge: Beyond Beginning
Sharpen your bridge playing skills while practicing - Approximately 8 hands per lesson. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez & Susan Bibby

Bridge: Defense
For those who already know the basics of playing bridge--sharpen your skills at defense. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Rob Preece & R. Dunbar

All - Mondays, April 2 – May 21 (8 wks)
All- 9:45 - 11:45 AM
All- at LB Bridge Center

Greek Mythology
The Greek gods are alive and well in our culture! Join us to learn more about them. After some background we’ll examine Hesiod’s tale of creation in the Theogony and stories set in the early ages, then move on to the main gods such as Zeus, Aphrodite, and Apollo. If time allows, we can delve into the Trojan War and other saga cycles. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Tina Bowman, Ph.D.
Mondays, April 2 – May 21
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick @ Pine Ave
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. Class limit:15
Instructor: Camilla Marie Gartland
Mondays, April 2 – May 21
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Park Pacific Tower, 714 Pacific Ave.

Social Realism in Hispanic Art and Film
To understand the aesthetics and objectives shared by Art and Film, the class first will examine the theme of relations between men and women in the paintings Caprichos by Francisco Goya and in Pedro Almodovar’s film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Week 2 will focus on Goya’s denunciation of militarism in Disasters of War followed by the film Romero, about the suppression of civil rights in El Salvador during the 1980s. We will also look at the paintings of Ecuador’s Osvaldo Guayasamin and Eduardo Kingman connecting them to the films of Luis Buñuel (Los Olvidados, La Viridiana). Finally, we may look at the theme of isolation in Goya’s Black Paintings. and the movie Spirit of the Beehive by Victor Erice. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Harold Cannon, Ph.D. Spanish
Mondays, April 2 – 30 (5 wks)
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (3 hours)
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Greek Mythology
The Greek gods are alive and well in our culture! Join us to learn more about them. After some background we’ll examine Hesiod’s tale of creation in the Theogony and stories set in the early ages, then move on to the main gods such as Zeus, Aphrodite, and Apollo. If time allows, we can delve into the Trojan War and other saga cycles. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Tina Bowman, Ph.D.
Mondays, April 2 – May 21
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 separately when possible.
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Mike Young
Mondays, April 2 – May 21
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Romantic Era Music
Listen to music that will take you inside yourself tapping your deepest emotions. Listen to music that will take you outside yourself into nature and the essence of human feeling. Learn about Romantic music: the composers, the forms, the styles, and the culture and society of that time. A priority will be listening: taking the time, and improving our skill. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Patricia Dobiesz
Mondays, April 2 – May 21
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

It’s the Law--You Better Believe It!
This course is designed to explore the ins and outs of our system of justice and the impacts it can have upon you. What should I do if I am sued? What should I do if I am arrested? When do I really need an attorney? These and other issues will be discussed as the course explores the anatomy of our legal system. Class limit: 90
Instructor: Gene E. Goldman, JD USC School of Law, CA Real Estate Brokers License
Mondays, April 2 – May 21
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, April 2 – May 21
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4

The Recorder Consort
This class provides an opportunity for the more advanced recorder players to participate in a group. Students will analyze and interpret the music and improve their playing! Join us as we progress along the “path to perfection”. This class is for “beyond beginners”.
Class limit: 25
Instructor: Muriel Pendleton
Mondays, April 2 – May 21
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Guided Autobiography 1 (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. The first session is a one-hour orientation about the structure, expectations, and student commitments to the class. The next 4 sessions will be 2 hours long. You will write your own story on a new topic 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: 10
Instructor: Teri Hershberg, Certified GAB Instructor
Mondays, April 2 – 30 (5 wks)
April 2: 6:00 – 7:00 PM (Orientation/questions about the class)
April 9 – 30: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
JCC, room 27

ACTIVITY CLASSES  with MEL LEACH
Beginning Archery
Learn modern archery in 7 weeks of instruction for beginning students. Equipment provided. $10.00 fee on 1st class to instructor (cash only)
Mondays, April 9 – May 14
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Archery Fieldhouse
Beginning Bowling
Learn to bowl and read the lanes in 7 weeks. Bring $20.00 cash to SU Lanes for first class. Fee covers lane, ball and shoe rental for the semester.
Mondays, April 9 – May 14
1:00 - 2:50 PM
Student Union Bowling Lanes

 

Tuesday Classes

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 some 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? Vitally and crucially important is evidence reported by honest people, and the ability of the rest of the community to confirm that evidence. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Patrick Kenealy
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
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, April 3 – May 22
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Keys to Clearing Clutter
Spring is right around the corner. Time to 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: 26
Instructor: Tere Sievers
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
9:15 – 10:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Zen Meditation
Join Rev. Yokoyama, a Soto Zen Missionary and a Long Beach Buddhist Church resident priest, in unlocking the secrets of Zen. He will show the way of the Soto school of Zen Meditation and will share the practice of Zazen and mindfulness. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Rev. Yukinori Gyokei Yokoyama
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There
Inspired by a Smithsonian Museum exhibition, we will survey both time determination and navigation and show how the two disciplines converge to enable today’s phenomenal capabilities. Throughout history humans have devised methods to find their way across land and sea. They strove to understand the concept of time and how to measure it. Modern society is highly dependent on having both accurate timekeeping and precise positioning and navigational awareness. This class covers the history of both timekeeping and navigation. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Len Jacobson, MSEE
Tuesdays, April 10 – May 22 (7 wks - NOT April 3)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Taking Better Photos   CANCELLED THIS SESSION
This class will focus primarily on composition, the philosophies of master photographers, and getting the best from your camera. Some sessions will be devoted to shooting pictures. You need not have a film or digital camera. If you do, be sure to bring it and your instruction manual to the first class. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Terry Fiskin

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

The Plants around Us
The plants and trees you see around homes, streets and business parks have fascinating histories, purify the air we breathe and influence climate change. Some are edible, toxic or invasive. Humans have depended heavily on plants for our development. Come learn about the plants around us, and have fun doing so.
Class limit: 26
Instructor: Howard Manning, retired safety engineer and lifelong forager; MS,Safety from USC, former owner of Harvestin Howard LLC.
Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 22 (3 wks)
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (2 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Persistent Issues In American Social Policy
The class will focus on longstanding issues in American social policy. We will examine the historical roots and current manifestations of such issues as voting rights; women’s rights; immigration and refugee reforms; tax policy; the separation of church and state; and drawing political boundaries. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Naida Tushnet
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Exploring Gourds
Have fun creating a small gourd project. Learn the variety of techniques used to decorate gourds. A $20.00 materials fee will be collected at the first class. Beginners welcome. The project will be created in multiple sessions. Please, commit to attend all classes. Class limit: 10
Instructor: Debra Zimmerman, member Orange Co. Gourd Society
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
1:00 – 3:00 PM (2 hours)
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Pencil Play
Come have some fun! You’ll learn some basic techniques of colored pencil art and how to use them to create a finished piece. Explore your own creativity while learning about colored pencils and what you can achieve with them. Please bring your own pencils (at least 10 colors) to the first class meeting so we can get right to it! (Prismacolor and Crayola are the best brands to get.) Class limit: 12
Instructor: Kristi Eaglehorse, BA Fine Arts; AA Design & Illustration; computer graphics & design
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

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 using YouTube videos and guest musicians. 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: Jim Worsham and Marc Davidson
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Masterpieces of Asian Art IV
This course is an eclectic approach to art as we examine 1-2 pieces per class to discover what makes it 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 present). Areas covered include India, China, Tibet, the pre-Islamic and Islamic Worlds, Ancient Near East... Class limit: 98
Instructor: Delrie Hobbs, MA, Asian Art, Un. of London
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Showtime!
Join the OLLI Players and enjoy the thrill of performing! Yes, you will
perform! We are bringing Bascom Shanks back! The Garden of Eden takes place at a plush hotel where our Man of a Thousand Disguises arrives to solve the mystery! Lots of characters reminiscent of the Marx Brothers movies. Lots of laughs. The production will be radio style and presented on May 26th. Whether you are a novice performer or an “old trouper” you will enjoy the camaraderie that theater brings. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Nancy Hathcock
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
2:00 – 3:30 PM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

Memoir Writing in Korean
Everyone has their own story to tell to their children as well as to others. Participants will write their stories at home, then share with classmates and receive confidential feedback. Each week, suggestions for topics will be offered. Students will need a Korean dictionary-equipped computer. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Joon Kim, MS, Non-Fiction Writer
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Writing Creative Non-Fiction
Do you have a personal story you’re burning to tell? Do you yearn to share your life experiences with others? Do you possibly want to see your story in print? Then this class is for you. The focus is on creative non-fiction: personal first person stories, persuasive op-ed letters, family histories or humorous observations. Stories are read in class for sharing, editing and critiquing. Sallie has a Certificate in Professional Writing from CSULB and is published. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Sallie Rodman
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

The Story of Language
Have you ever wondered where our languages come from? How and why are they different? This class explores origins and evolution of human languages and how they reflect and define our cultural, social, and moral values. We will discuss how languages change and influence one another and how we learn, use and misuse language.
Class limit: 98
Instructor: Malcolm Green, MA
Tuesdays, April 3 – May 22
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Wednesday Classes

Travel Without Luggage
Come travel the world from the comfort and convenience of the OLLI classroom. No fear of losing your passport, drinking the water or standing in line to clear security prior to check in for a long flight, swollen ankles and feeling jet-lagged. Each week we will travel to another part of the world. See the Great Wildebeast Migration between Tanzania and Kenya from a hot air balloon and by land rover. Learn the story of the Elephant Whisperer. These are only a few of the destinations to be visited during this wide-ranging armchair travel program.
Class limit: 98
Instructor: Jackie Baird-Bunker, Local Film Maker (7 wks)
Wednesdays, April 11 – May 23
8:30 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Bridge: Card Play
Intermediate topics in declarer play and defense. Class limit: 50
Instructors: Steve Ramos and Kiyo Nagaishi

Bridge: Play of the Hand
For those who already know the basics of playing bridge--sharpen your skills at play of the hand. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Rob Preece and Hank Dunbar

Bridge: Transition to Duplicate
Short lessons and hand play to sharpen your bridge playing skills.
Class limit: 50
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez and Sharon Biederman
All -Wednesdays, April 4 – May 23
All - 9:45 – 11:45 AM
All - LB Bridge Center

Chinese Cultural Heritage
Since China’s reconnect with the West in the 1980s, its gradual transformation from a third world country to an industrialized nation attracted attention of the global community. The overall objective of this course is to provide knowledge of China’s cultural heritage. We will cover: China’s historical, philosophical, linguistic, literary, and artistic traditions. Knowledge provided may satisfy inquisitive minds on the behavior patterns of the Chinese people. Hopefully, through the learning of China’s early cultural underpinning, it will be easier to comprehend China’s future development and relationship with members in the global community. Class limit: 90
Instructor: Teresa Sun
Wednesdays, April 4 – May 23
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Guided Autobiography 1 (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. The first session is a 1-hour orientation about the structure, expectations, and commitments to the class. The next 4 sessions will be 2 hours long. Write your own story on a new topic each week. Share stories and receive positive feedback with confidentiality. No need to be a talented writer, just tell your own story. Class limit: 10
Instructor: Teri Hershberg, certified GAB Instructor
Wednesdays, April 4 – May 2 (5 wks)
April 4: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Orientation/answer questions
April 11-May 2: 10:00 AM – 12:00
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Foundations of Investing   CHANGED FROM FRIDAY
This class will cover the essentials of investing and explore opportunities in today’s market. We will discuss how to select stocks, bonds and other investments, with a focus on how to use their income to fund retirement. Learn how to read financial statements and help translate confusing financial jargon. We’ll cover Social Security/long term care and ways to maximize benefits for you and your spouse. In addition, learn what to expect when working with a financial advisor. Each class includes time for answering specific questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver, AAMS®, Financial Advisor
Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23   (3 weeks)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Tipping Points in US History starting with Julius Caesar
We will see the threads of religion, trade, education, greed, corruption, chivalry, altruism, heroism, nationalism, and luck that brought the United States into the 21st Century. Lectures will be enhanced by artwork and writings of the times. This class will be will be an examination of evidence from the past that propelled us in certain directions. Or, to tinker with Yogi Berra’s quote, “when we came to a fork in the road, we took it!” Class limit: 95
Instructor: Scott Burns, BA Hist. & MA Ed. CSULB; 39 years educator & coach 20 years teacher of AP History; Sons of the American Revolution Teacher for O C,
Wednesdays, April 4 – May 2 (5 wks)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Preventing Heart Disease and Cancer
Everyone in the USA would like to enjoy a long life of quality health but it is elusive for many people especially after they reach fifty. These classes will help to: Identify the major causes of poor health in the USA and show how present health statistics compare with people 100 years ago and with other countries. Understand how our bodies work and how diet & lifestyle can either promote or largely eliminate degenerative
diseases. See how marketing and lack of health education in the USA contribute to poor eating habits. Learn about foods that promote excellent health. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Wendell Covalt, MBA Indiana U.., certified Food Over Medicine Instructor, presents locally and for Princess Cruises
Wednesdays, May 9 & 16
11:45 AM – 1:30 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
Wednesdays, April 4 – May 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Jammin’ at OLLI
We are a group of instrumentalists and vocalists, from beginner to experienced, looking to make music together. Playing and sharing our
individual skills, tips, and experience help us develop not only musically, but also with playing along with others. Basic song sheets with chords of your favorite Folk, Blues, Country and Pop tunes are provided, however, actual scored sheet music is not. The jam class is built around the guitar and uke; other instruments, such as acoustical bass, banjo, harmonica, and keyboards are welcome. Bring your instrument and joins us for some fun! Class limit: 40
Instructor Carol Baker
Wednesdays, April 4 – May 23
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Five Stories - Five Weeks
You are as welcome as the flowers in spring to join the very best thing….our short story class. We will meet and re-meet familiar writers, and those whom you have never read before. The characters and themes will carry you into the world of fiction, which is so wise in helping to explain life to us. Class limit: 18
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, April 4 – May 2 (5 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Eastern Practices for Wellness
Come explore ancient Eastern wellness techniques that promote relaxation, healing for the body, and peace for the mind. Discover free and easy-to-use methods that reduce pain, lower blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, improve cardiovascular and cognitive functioning, relieve insomnia, increase creativity and restore an overall sense of well-being and joy. Topics covered include meditation, mindfulness, healing forms of movement such as Tao Yin and T’ai Chi. The classes will combine lectures and active participation.
Class limit: 50
Instructor: Annemarie Lovdahl, CLYL, certified Qigong, T’ai Chi and Seijaku Instructor
Wednesdays, April 4 – May 23
3:30 – 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, April 5 – May 24
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, April 5 – May 24
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C

Yoga with JeanMarie
This class will allow students to enjoy an hour of stretching and relaxing muscles while building stability and balance. We will work on posture, circulation, and preventing injury. Class limit: 40
Instructor: JeanMarie VanDine, Certified Yoga Instructor
Thursdays, April 5 – May 24
8:30 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, room 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.
Instructor: Florence St. Peter
Thursdays, April 5 – May 24
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Beginning
10:00 – 11:00 AM - Advanced
Pine Ave, suite 202

Elementary Japanese 101
Class will begin with polite expressions (or “aisatsu”) that are crucial in daily communication and pertain to Japanese customs and traditions. “Hiragana” (one of two Japanese syllabaries) will be introduced early on to enhance pronunciation and reading/writing skills. Handouts and video clips will be used regularly for extra listening and speaking practice. Students are welcome to share their own experience with Japanese culture and to participate in a class ‘culture project’ toward the end of the session. Class limit: 26
Instructor: William J. Teweles, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, April 5 – May 24
9:15 – 10:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Fear Not, I Speak Shakespeare Act XXII
We’ll take a look at one of Shakespeare’s earliest hits, The Comedy of Errors, and its roots in Italian commedia dell’arte and Roman comedies. The first class meeting will introduce Shakespeare’s bio and a bit of what his theatre world was like (veterans may want to skip this one!), and then we’ll launch into the play. If time permits, we’ll keep looking at the lunacy of the Authorship Question! Class limit: 98
Instructor: Michele Roberge
Thursdays, April 5 – May 24
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, April 5 – May 24
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, April 5 – May 24
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 will cover: the most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them, inviting strategies to help you reach your long-term goals, and the 10 rules every investor should know. Class limit: 26
Instructor: David Bassett-Parkins, Financial Advisor
Thursdays, April 5 – May 24
12:45 – 2:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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, April 5 – May 24
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

Folk Guitar I
Dust off that old guitar and let’s play! Learn guitar using a chord-based approach with Beginners in mind. The emphasis will be on folk, country, blues and early pop music. Reading music or tablature is not required. We build an environment where all guitarists can meet, learn and enjoy. Bring an acoustic guitar and your enthusiasm! Class limit: 35
Instructor: C. Lowe & Frank Swatek
Thursdays, April 5 – May 24
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, April 5 – May 24
2:00 - 2:45 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 from whence we came and how we arrived at the status 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’ll look at changes in approaches by law enforcement groups; specific topics that include homicides, white-collar crime, human trafficking, gangs, and drugs. In addition, guest speakers will discuss new tools used to bring perpetrators to justice.
Class limit: 26
Instructor: Julio Nunez, BS Criminology CSULB; MPA Public Admin.emphasis Criminal Justice USC; 26 years law enforcement; 16 years fraud investigator
Thursdays, April 5 – May 24
2:30 – 3:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Catch the Spirit of Music
Do you like to lift your voice? Do you like to sing in the shower? Do you like to feel good? Do you like to harmonize? If so, “catch the spirit” and join the OLLI SATB Vocal Ensemble. We’d love to have you.
Possible $5.00 fee for music.
Class Leader: Fran Harding, Retired Music Teacher
Thursdays, April 5 – May 24
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, April 6 – May 25
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

Anthropology: Culture and Cuisine
How many conversations, discussions, and stories revolve around the kitchen table? Much of a person’s identity and culture is reflected on the things that they eat, not just what they consume but the entire preparation process. This class will be a cross-cultural analysis of how social groups and identities form around food.
Instructor: Guadalupe Salgado, BA CSULB Political Science &Anthropology
Fridays, April 6 – May 25
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, April 6 – May 25
8:30 – 10:00 AM
JCC, room 27


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, April 6 – May 25
10:15 – 11:45 AM
JCC, room 27

Aging Well
We are going on a voyage of personal discovery. It has been a part of our life since birth. You and I are going to look at aging. We will look first at aging from a cultural perspective. Once we understand the culture of aging, we will try to answer the most important question: So what do we do with this gift of life and where do we go from here? We will explore productivity, health, personal philosophy, education, interpersonal relations, grief and joy, loves won and loves lost, and a lot more. We will discuss the price we pay for withdrawing from life and what we can gain by intense involvement in our own life experience and the life experiences of others. Then we will talk about the end of life, which is the intimate price we pay for having been brought into this journey in the first place, way back in time. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Jerome Stoll, BA
Psych. CSUF, Ret. Licensed Psych Technician, Mental Health Worker
Fridays, April 6 – May 18 (7 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Chinese Traditional Painting-Beg.
Traditional 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). Students with minimum experience will learn basic techniques, including how to handle the Chinese painting brush with ink and color, to execute brush strokes professionally as well as to develop skills to draw different subjects. At the end of each class, students can expect to have completed at least one Chinese painting. In addition, students will be encouraged to be creative in designing greeting cards and bookmarks via ink wash painting skills. Class limit: 10
Instructor: Peng Ren
Fridays, April 6 – May 25
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Healthy Not High
Historically, as early as 2350 B.C, cannabis (marijuana) was used to successfully treat a myriad of medical and psychological conditions. Unfortunately, it became illegal in the US in the 1930s. An entire generation was propagandized with misinformation about this amazing plant. This course will highlight details of cannabis history. It will cover marijuana research that has been done in other parts of the globe. The Endocannabinoid System, present in your body, will be explained. Demystifying the many “dangers” of using this plant; when cannabis should not be used will be covered, along with specific conditions for which solid research demonstrates marijuana to be beneficial. Recommended reading: Cannabis Revealed by Bonni Goldstein, MD; and/or Marijuana Gateway to Health by Clint Werner. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Holly Weber, RN, LCSW, Psychoanalyst
Fridays, April 6 – May 11 (6 wks)
No registrations allowed after April 5.
10:15 – 11:45 AM
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. 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.
Belinda has been studying jewelry making and design for over ten years. She is a fiber artist by training and applies lace skills to jewelry making. 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. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Belinda K. Belisle
Fridays, April 6 – May 25
11:45 AM – 2:45 PM (3 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Discovering Hidden Movie Gems
Most moviegoers flock to the popular blockbusters featuring famous names and special effects. How many see the well-reviewed, less-advertised films that are usually shown only at an art house theater? Here’s an opportunity to view some of those movies of the past 20 years that you may have missed in their original screen life. Join us to enjoy some cinematic works of art from around the world and discuss what makes them treasures worth seeking. Class limit: 98
Instructors: Yoko Pusavat and Tere Ross
Fridays, April 6 – May 25
12:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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. Lakshmi Yoga, 30+ years experience
Fridays, April 6 – May 25
12:45– 1:45 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, 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. 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, April 6 – May 25
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, Room 3

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 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, April 6 – May 25
3:00 – 4:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

America’s Boating Course, ABC III: Boating Safety and Skills
Do you operate a boat? Are you curious about requirements for a California (Boat) Operator’s Card?

As of January 1, 2018, the mandatory boating safety education law goes into effect. If you operate any type of motorized vessel on CA waterways (including powered sailboats or paddle craft), you will be required to pass an approved boating safety examination and carry a lifetime California Boater Card (CBC). To apply for a CBC you must supply a Boating Safety Education Certificate. One way to get this certificate is to take this ABC III course from L .B. Power Squadron and the approved examination. Class limit: 90
Instructor: Daniel Dawes, BS Physics UCLA; MS Physics U. Oregon; 50+ years in boating; member/officer/Senior Navigator in US Power Squadron; with Doug Dworski and Robert Sebring
Fridays, April 13 – May 4 (4 wks) *optional additional 2 weeks
3:15 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Conversational Spanish      ADDED
This class, taught entirely in Spanish, will focus on spoken language used in everyday conversation, as well as on the culture and traditions of various Spanish-speaking countries. Class content will cover Spanish grammar; however, emphasis will be placed on oral communication. The goal is to help students acquire more fluency.  Basic knowledge of Spanish strongly suggested.
Instructor: Lilia Vergara de Owens, M.A.
Fridays, April 6 – May 25
3:15 – 4:45 PM
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
Saturdays, April 7 – May 26
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

More Great Movie Actresses...and Their Secret Lives
There were so many actresses that I was unable to cover in previous classes that by POPULAR DEMAND I will be presenting their colorful lives in an eight week course. You will meet the half-caste British actress who hid her past life, the actress who was the secret mistress of J. Edgar Hoover, the actress whose ambitious mother propelled her daughter into fame- and immortality, and many, many more! The lives and performances of these actresses will both shock and inspire you. Can’t wait to take you on this exciting journey into subterfuge and mysticism. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Allyson Oplinger
Saturdays, April 7 – May 26
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

What Do You Think?
There are many ways we express ourselves; however, surprising though it may be, many of us do not give ourselves permission to speak our truths out loud. We are fearful about a verbal disagreement of any kind. We do need a safe space where we can talk with others and be heard. Students will be encouraged to “open up”, “find their voices and opinions”, “lose their fears”, and “express their ideas”. Come to the first class prepared to speak briefly about the most significant experience in your life and why it is. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Jana Pendragon. MA history & counseling psychology;
Saturdays, April 7 – May 26
12:15 – 1:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Making Interactive Cards
This spring session, we will make cards that actually “spring” (or slide, pop up, spiral, flip or spin.) You’ll take home standout cards for occasions like Mothers Day, graduation, quinceaneras, weddings and Fathers Day. No prior experience is necessary. Our main rules are: be willing to try something new, admire each other’s work, help with cleanup and have fun!
FIRST CLASS INSTRUCTIONS: Bring
a 12-inch paper trimmer with ruler arm, detail scissors, extra-fine black permanent pen (Micron.05 or extra-fine Sharpie), and a tape runner so we can get started right away. The instructor will collect a $20 (cash) supply fee at the first meeting. Questions? Contact the instructor at lisaspaperarts@gmail.com. Class limit 15
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
Saturdays, April 7 – May 26
1:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Classroom

OLLI CSULB Classroom 101

OLLI CSULB Entrance to HSD Building

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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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