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OLLI @ Pine Ave. SPRING   2018
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737 Pine Ave. Suite 202 classroom upstairs
(Enter from back on Solano Court)


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, April 2 – May 21
10:00 – 11:30 AM
714 Pacific Ave., Park Pacific Tower (meet in the garden)

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

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


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

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


Guided Autobiography
Recall and record the significant moments of your past through the process of Guided Autobiography. 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: 12
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
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 investment, with a focus on how your can use their income to fund your retirement.  We will learn how to read financial statements and help translate confusing financial jargon. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver AAMS,  Financial Advisor
Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23  (3 wks)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

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


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 - see times.
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

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

Friday (no OLLI classes offered)

DownTown Map

Parking Options
• Metered street parking: 2-hour limit. Credit and Debit cards accepted at the meters.

* Public Lot open on 7th and Pacific - 5 dollars daily rate
• 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.