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OLLI Pine Avenue SPRING 2015

spring

737 Pine Ave. Suite 202

Long Beach, CA 90813

Monday

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, April 13 – June 8
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave.,
Park Pacific Tower garden


8 Great Adventure Movies
Come enjoy 8 great adventure movies. Each week there will be a question and answer period during
which Mr. Hath- cock will provide information on the actors and the movie. Teasers: Captain Blood,
Ulysses, Captain From Castille, Zulu.

Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Mondays, April 13 – June 8
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Pine Ave., or the Park Pacific Tower
2nd floor

 

Tuesday

OLLI Players
“Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!” Join our merry band of performers! We are going to put on an afternoon of short
plays, maybe some improvisation, and a song or two for the public to enjoy. Develop or tune up your theatrical talents with a friendly group that is having a ball. No experience necessary - just a desire to be creative and keep your imagination tuned up! Performance date, June 5, 2 PM, at Pine Ave. $10.00 fee to cover the cost of materials and to help with royalty payments.
Class Leader: Nancy Hathcock, BA, MA Theater Arts, Vice Pres. Theatre Guild /Southeast Civic Light Opera
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Pine Ave., Suite 202

Wednesday

Opera: Unique, Different, or Stand Alone
Sometimes it’s good to be unique. But sometimes it’s not so good. We will explore some themes,
characters and stories in the operatic genre that relate to this idea.
Celebrating the LGBT Contribution to Opera: Some of the greatest creators, composers and singers,
throughout the centuries, were gay and we will look at their work in the operatic world.
Albert Herring (Benjamin Britten): He certainly was a unique character and we learn why, in one of
Benjamin Britten’s only comedies. Fun and silly! Nature’s Connection to Opera: What could be more
unique in the world than nature? Opera composers have been inspired by the natural world in many
different ways.
La Forza del Destino (GiuseppeVerdi): One of the main characters in this great Verdi masterpiece is
an Incan, and a very unique and sad individual. Some of Verdi’s greatest music will be heard.
Operas with a Message: Opera and Twitter? Opera and Facebook? We take a very different and fun look
at the way Opera could have been used in Social Media and more.
La Fanciulla delWest (Giacomo Puccini): Minnie certainly was a different character for Puccini. She was alone in the man’s world of the old American West, but she survived and she eventually met her cowboy.
Instructor: Steve Kohn
Wednesdays,April 15 – May 20 (6wks)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202


Eight Stories, Eight Weeks
Along with the daffodils we’ll welcome spring with short stories: Some about getting older, some about staying young. Hope you’ll join a very congenial group to read and discuss works by writers, some of whom you know and many others whom you’ve never experienced. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3

1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., suite 202

 

Thursday

Tai Chi Chih
Come 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, April 16 – June 4
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pine Ave., suite 202


Short Story Masters
We continue our journey reading some of the masters of the short story: Ernest Hemingway, Anton Chekhov, Flannery O’Conner, William Faulkner, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, and others. Discussion will focus on the key elements of the story that give the reader pleasure: the Recognition of the Familiar, Moral Shock, Identification, Humor, the Imaginative Flight. How each of these elements contribute toward the enjoyment of the short story will be discussed in conjunction with what the reader brings to it.
Instructor: Bernard Natelson
Thursdays, April 16 – May 21 (6 wks)

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Pine Ave , room 202

Friday


Meet Long Beach Master Artists
We introduce Master Artists who live or have done extensive work in Long Beach within various art mediums, including dance, painting, sculpture, recycle art, video and murals. They will present what to look for when viewing their art form and give a brief demonstration of how they create it, followed by a discussion and viewing of the artist’s art. The proposed artists are: Painting: Thea Robertshaw, DeanTriolo; Sculpture: Patrick Vogel, Robin Bott; Muralists: Jose Loza, Efren
Luna; Recycle Art: Claudio Garzon, Paul Hogue; Dance: Maha Afra, Nanette Brodie; Video: Nima Rezai, Bill Almas.
Coordinator: Karen Reside, CALB
Fridays, April 17 – May 22 (6 wks)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave., Theater


POV (Point of View) Films
Documentary films by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) will be presented to challenge your mind and stimulate discussion. Award-winning documentaries cover issues relevant to everyone and over different world-views. The schedule of these wonderful programs will be available on the first day of class.
Coordinator: Karen Reside
Fridays, April 17 – May 22 (6 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Theater


 

Saturday

Famous Hollywood Musicals
Come find out just how wild and fun these musicals are! Hear music by Ger- shwin, Berlin, and
Rogers & Hammer- stein See what makes a gold digger spend it, why Marietta was naughty, what makes
Mickey Rooney so girl crazy, and how an umbrella leads to an epic tragedy. Teasers: Naughty Mari-
etta, Gigi, Carousel, Cabaret. If you love classic Hollywood movies, have an ear for good music,
and enjoy visually spectacular entertainment then this is the class for you.
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock
Saturdays, April 18 – June 6
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave., suite 202

 

DownTown Map

Parking Options

• All day parking $5.00 on the South East corner of 7th Street and Pacific Avenue.
• Metered parking: 15 minutes for a quarter, 2-hour limit.
• Non-metered parking: North of 8th Street on Pacific Avenue and Pine Avenue, as well as neighborhood streets West of Pacific Avenue.

Long Beach Transit

Stop on Northeast corner of 7th Street and Pacific Avenue. Long Beach Transit and Routes 51/52, 81, 91/92/93/94, 172/173/174 and 181/182. Please check a current bus schedule for route days and times. For further information, please call Long Beach Transit at 562-591-2301 or use the LB Transit web site.