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OLLI Pine Ave. WINTER 2017

PA Class list - printable


737 Pine Ave. Suite 202 classroom

Park Pacific Tower - 714 Pacific Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90813


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 - two inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps. (Available at most hardware stores.) Tennis or athletic shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing.
Instructor: Camilla Marie Gartland, certified longevity stick instructor
Mondays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
10:00 – 11:30 AM
714 Pacific Ave., Park Pacific Tower (meet in the garden)

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, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27 (7 weeks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

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, Jan. 23 – Feb. 20 (5 weeks) NOTE late start date
1:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., suite 202



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, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202



Building Vocabulary through Word Analysis
The building blocks of some 90% of English words of three or more syllables are Latin elements. A good number are made from Greek elements. Familiar and unfamiliar words will be analyzed into prefixes, roots, and suffixes. Students will be invited to suggest words for analysis. No knowledge of Latin or Greek is required---just a desire to have fun with English words. They will realize there is much order in the creation of our vocabulary; they will recognize and enjoy the many recurrences of elements which form words; and they will have skills to deal with new words and make them part of their vocabulary.
Instructor: Conrad Barrett, Ph.D., M.A ., B.A. in Classics
Wednesdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Pine Ave, suite 202

Vibrant Flow Yoga
This flowing vinyasa practice is about the connection of the breath and asanas (poses). As we consciously move with our breath, the body begins to open more expansively and effectively. The basic foundations of the pose will be taught with many opportunities to move deeper. We will explore and play with arm balances, inversions, backbends, and other challenging postures. Come prepared to challenge your mind and your body and have fun while doing it.Bring a yoga mat, water, and a towel. *A solid yoga practice is recommended but is open to all levels.
Instructor: Cynthia Morris, yoga certified; holistic health practitioner; yoga instructor
Wednesdays, Jan. 4 - 25 (4 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, suite 202

Four Stories, Four Weeks
February doldrums got you down? Come sign up for this Short Story Class 4 weeks of excellent short fiction to discuss and transport you into spring….
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, Feb. 1-22 (4 wks)
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Pine Ave, suite 202


Tai Chi Chih @ Pine Ave.
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, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

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, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., suite 202


Friday (no classes offered)

DownTown Map

Parking Options
• Metered parking: 2-hour limit. Credit and Debit cards accepted at the meters.
• 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. Please check a current Long Beach Transit bus schedule for route days and times. For further information, call Long Beach Transit at 562-591-2301 or use the LB Transit web site.