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OLLI Classes Spring  2019

    April 2 - May 25

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Monday Classes - No class April 1

Stand Tall, Stand Strong - Day 1
This is an active class, which integrates stretching, coordination, stability, and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear. You may bring your own resistance bands. Please bring water. Meets twice weekly.
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Lorraine Goldman, MPT, Certified Exercise Expert
Mondays, April 22 - May 22  (6 weeks)
&  Wednesdays, April 24 - May 24
8:30 - 9:50 AM
LifeFit Center, room 110B

Bridge 1 - Bidding
Instructor: Sharon Biederman

Bridge 2 - Competitive Bidding

Instructor: Hank Dunbar

Bridge 4A - Play of the Hand

Instructor: Rob Preece 

Bridge: 5 - Bidding / Intermediate
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez

(8 class sessions) Classes limited to 50
Mondays, April 1 - May 20
All- 9:30 - 11:30 AM
All- at LB Bridge Center

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Spanish for Travelers
If you are traveling to Latin America or Spain and you want to communicate effectively with locals, then this course is for you. You will learn greetings, phrases, vocabulary and dialogues used in most common situations. Feel confident when introducing yourself, asking for directions, arranging to meet, taking a taxi, shopping, booking a hotel or ordering at a restaurant. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Judith Porto González
Mondays, April 8 - May 20
8:30 - 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Persistent Issues in Am. Social Policy
Given the highly volatile nature of current politics, it’s important to delve into the roots of issues that excite debate today. The course will include background and discussion of social policy issues that have arisen multiple times in US history in order to gain greater understanding of today’s controversies; issues such as the role of women in politics, immigration, Constitutional crises, and economic growth and fairness. The course focuses on issues that have currency today and offers historical background for them. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Naida Tushnet
Mondays, April 8 – May 20
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 8 – May 20
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Park Pacific Tower, 714 Pacific Ave.

Foundations of Investing
This class will cover the essentials of investing and explore opportunities in today’s market. With an increasingly volatile market, what are the opportunities and potential pitfalls? We will discuss how to select stocks, bonds and other investments, with a focus on how you can use their income to fund your retirement. Learn how to read
financial statements and help translate confusing financial jargon. The class will also cover Social Security/long term care and ways to maximize benefits for you and your spouse. Find out what to expect when working with a financial advisor and identify the cost of your investments. Each class will include time for answering specific questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver, CFP®, Financial Advisor
Mondays, April 8 - May 20
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

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. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Mike Young
Mondays, April 8 - May 20
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Playing Modern Board Games (Beg.)
Want to keep your mind active and sharp while having fun? Then you are the perfect candidate to be a board gamer. Learn and play modern board games with other members in the class. We will learn “gateway” games (games which are easy to learn and play in a short amount of time) Take your seat at the table and enjoy a relaxing, stimulating, and friendly day of gaming. Class limit: 8
Instructor: Gary Page
Mondays, April 8 - May 20
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

The Recorder Consort
This class provides an opportunity for the more advanced recorder players to participate. 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 8–May 20
1:30 – 3:00 PM        NEW TIME
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Playing Modern Board Games (Advanced)
Want to continue having fun? Play MORE modern board games with other class members. This class is a higher level class than the beginner’s class--the games are more complex and challenging, but still have easy to grasp rules. Keep playing! Class limit: 8
Instructor: Gary Page
Mondays, April 8 - May 20
2:00-3:30 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Wisdom Studies: Toltec Wisdom
Practical Wisdom from other cultures is the subject of the course. The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust. Adventure into the mind of the Toltec of Mexico. How might life be different if we dared shift our points-of-view? Join us and find out. An intimate and candid group, limited to 20 members, will read and discuss The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz that challenges basic assumptions about life. ($8, new paperback, from Amazon; used, audio or eBook okay) Class limit: 20
Instructor: Warren Weinstein, CSULB Lecturer Emeritus in
Philosophy and Asian Studies.
Mondays, April 8 - May 20
2:30-4:30 PM
JCC, room 27

Nutrition and Aging/  Recipe Workshop:
Each week 3 CSULB students, focused on nutrition, gerontology and kinesiology, will be leading the class. They will present a chronic disease (Weight Management/ Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Osteoporosis, Anemia, Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, Dementia) along with nutrition interventions to help manage the disease and mitigate its progression through diet and lifestyle modification. A new and fun recipe will be presented each week as well - don’t miss out! Class limit: 20
Instructor: Brooke DeKofsky, Reg. Dietitian Nutritionist, MPH, CDE
Mondays, April 8 - May 20
3:15-4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Guided Autobiography I
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 90 minute orientation about the structure, expectations, and student commitments to the class. The next 4 sessions will be 2 hours long. 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. Please feel free to contact Teri at 562-637-7175 with questions about class and location.Class limit: 8
Instructor: Teri Hershberg, Certified GAB Instructor
Mondays, April 8 -29,  May 6   (5 weeks)
April 8: 6:00-7:30 PM      Orientation
April 15 - May 6: 6:00-8:00 PM
JCC, room 27

Ageless Archery
Learn the BEST Archery skills for beginning students. Equipment provided - pay cash fee $10 to instructor. Open to prior students.
Mondays, March 11 - May 6
10:30 - 12:30
Archery Fieldhouse

Bowling for Better Health
Learn to bowl and use the lanes at the University Student Union. $20 Fee covers lane, ball, shoe rental. Open to prior students.
Mondays, March 11 - May 6
1:00 - 2:50
USU Bowling Lanes


Tuesday Classes

Being Mortal
This is a facilitated discussion group on Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal in which he addresses not only what it means to live well, but also what it means to die well. His book helps us to think about what is really important to us as we age and become infirm and ultimately die - and how to articulate to ourselves and to others what is really important to us as we face these inevitabilities. Class limit 20
Instructor: Carolyn Estrada
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick Movements - ON HOLD To be determined
Purpose: Low impact, non-aerobic exercise to prevent disease, protect health, and increase concentration. Do nothing that hurts or is uncomfortable.
Objectives: better balance, increase physical strength by stretching muscles, tendons, and supplying greater amount of oxygen to body through deep breathing.
Equipment: Bring wood or collapsible painter’s extension pole inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps (available at any home improvement store). Tennis or athletic shoes, loose clothing recommended. Additional information at OLLI office. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Charles Wm. Taylor
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21
8:00 – 9:00 AM   NEW TIME
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 110 B

Harmonica Workshop -- Beginning
Whether you’re a complete beginner, have limited experience, or just curious about the harmonica, this workshop is for you. Instruction will focus on straight-harp and cross-harp techniques assisted by YouTube videos and a digital workbook. Music styles include: Classics, Standards, Hymns, Folk, Rock, Blues and Country Western. 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 2 - May 21
8:45-10:15 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 us the way of the Soto Zen and will share the  practice of Zazen and mindfulness. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Rev. Yukinori Gyokei Yokoyama
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21
10:00–11:30 AM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

It Happened in Brooklyn
This is a romp through Brooklyn, NY, from its beginnings to present day, including videos and a movie that epitomize Brooklyn life. The course will highlight many famous people that grew up in Brooklyn and their achievements. It will cover neighborhoods, landmarks and Brooklyn’s impact on the world as well as describing how life in Brooklyn today is different from how it was when many OLLI people grew up there.   Class limit: 98
Instructor: Len Jacobson, MSEE
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 14   (7 wks)
10:15-11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Harmonica Workshop – Intermediate
For players who have completed at least one term of Harmonica Workshop, this class offers further instruction and practice on Diatonic Harmonicas with emphasis on Cross-Harp techniques, improvisation, 12-Bar Blues chord structure, and music theory. Activities include video instruction, group playing, and playing along with recorded backing-tracks. The class will also include opportunities to perform with other musicians in live settings. Simultaneous enrollment in the “Jammin’ at OLLI” class is recommended but not required. Class limit: 22
Facilitators: Jim Worsham and Marc Davidson.
Tuesdays, April 2-May 21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Jammin’ at OLLI
We are a group of instrumentalists and vocalists, beginner to experienced, looking to make music and have fun. Playing together, our individual skills, tips, and experiences help us to develop our instruments, and play along with and accompany others. Basic song sheets with chords of many of your favorite folk, blues, country and pop tunes are provided. Actual scored sheet music is not. The jam class is built around the guitar and ukulele; but the diversity of other instruments, such as acoustical bass, banjo, harmonica, and keyboards are welcomed. Class limit: 40
Instructor Carol Baker
Tuesdays, April 2-May 21
12:00–1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Understanding and Managing Troubling Emotions
Students will learn new skills for managing difficult emotions such as anger, stress, grief, depression, loneliness, boredom, and limited leisure interests. Steve has 40 years of mental health experience teaching individuals how to change their habits for greater peace of mind. His workbook, Retrain the Troubled Brain-Practical Strategies for Managing Anger, Stress, and Leisure Time, will be available for $5.00 on the first day of class. Class limit: 29
Instructor: Steve Sumpter, MS, CAMS II, CTRS. Steve is a Certified Anger Management Specialist and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
Tuesdays, April 2-May 21
12:15 – 1:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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
Tuesdays, April 2–May 21
1:00–3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Asian Art in LA: China
Using objects from collections in LA area museums, this course will focus on the art of China from the Neolithic to the Qing Dynasty (19th c). We will cover a variety of media (jade, bronze, lacquer, ceramics, silk, cloisonné, painting, calligraphy…). Objects will be discussed in terms of their historic, social and cultural context. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Delrie Hobbs, MA, Asian Art, Un of London
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21
1:45–3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

U. S. Naval Operations in the Pacific— Part 2
Are you interested in an overview of the World War II in the Pacific Theaters from a U.S. Navy point of view? In the second class we will continue our journey with Americans poised to assault the Japanese strongholds in the Central Pacific and conclude with the end of the war. We will review the Central Pacific Campaign, submarine operations, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the typhoon of steel at Okinawa, and the atomic bombing of Japan. In addition, we will touch on cultural, doctrinal and technical
differences between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Navy and how these differences impacted the conduct of the war. Attending the first part of this class is helpful, but not mandatory. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Paul Killins, B.S. Eng.Design; M.B.A. Technology Mgmt; former naval officer
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21
3:30-5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Publishing Creative Non-Fiction
Do you have a personal story you’re burning to tell? Do you want to see your story in print? Then this class is for you. The focus is on creative non-fiction, whether personal first person stories, persuasive op-ed letters, articles or family histories. Stories are read in class for shared editing and critiquing. For those wishing to publish, markets are suggested. Sallie has a Certificate in Prof. Writing from CSULB and published stories in 50 Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Sallie Rodman
Tuesdays, April 2–May 21
3:30 - 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Pickleball: Interactive
Have you heard “Killing THREE birds with one stone?” Come and join our “Interactive Pickleball” class to see what that feels like. First, you will be learning one of the fastest growing sports in the US (Pickleball) from our expert Pickleball instructors.
Second, the CSULB Recreational Therapy students will assist the learning and in the last class suggest future leisure activities in a repertoire that might contribute your health and well-being.
Last but not least, you will have fun and develop unforgettable memories interacting with students and the Pickleball instructors. Don’t hesitate to enroll, your participation is key. It will be a fun ride. Class Limit: 20
Starts on Tuesday, March 5   in HS&D, room 101
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Then Tuesdays until April 23
CSULB, Tennis Courts


Wednesday Classes

Stand Tall, Stand Strong - Day 2
Second day of this class. (See Monday) Class limit: 30
Instructor: Lorraine Goldman
Wednesdays, April 24 - May 24
8:30 - 9:50 AM
LifeFit Center, room 110B

Bridge 3: Card Play / Beginning
Instructor: Steve Ramos

Bridge 4B : Defense
Instructor: Rob Preece

Bridge 6: Card Play - Int./Advanced
Instructor: Steve Ramos

Wednesdays, April 3 – May 22
8 sessions -  All classes limited to 50
All: 9:30 – 11:30 AM
All: LB Bridge Center

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Basic Kumihimo –  Japanese Disk Braiding
You will learn this ancient weaving form that dates back to the Samurai era. You will learn how to create cording that can be used as necklaces, bracelets, keychains, dog leashes, etc. You will explore a variety of materials and you will be able to complete a simple Kumihimo Round Braid. Warning: this can be addictive! There is a $20.00 materials fee for
supplies to be collected at first class. Class limit: 10
Instructors: Debra Zimmerman and Claire Beekman
Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22
8:15- 10:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Greek Myths: Saga Cycles and Heroes
With this exploration of Greek myths, we’ll look at the stories centered on Thebes, including Oedipus and Antigone; Mycenae with the very dysfunctional family descended from Atreus; the Trojan War and Odysseus’s journey home; and heroes such as Perseus, Heracles, and Jason. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Tina Bowman, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22
8:30- 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Eastern Practices for Wellness
Come explore ancient Eastern wellness techniques that promote relaxation, healing for the body, and peace for the mind along with the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of these practices. 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 various forms of meditation, right vs. left brain access to wellness, mindfulness, healing forms of movement such as Tao Yin and T’ai Chi, and the restorative practices of sound healing and laughter as medicine. The classes will combine lectures, demonstrations, and active student participation in the practice of tools that tap into the body’s natural wellspring of relaxation, harmony and vibrant health. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Annemarie Lovdahl, CLYL, Certified Qigong, T’ai Chi and Seijaku Instructor
Wednesdays, April 3 - 24 & May 8-22
10:15-11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Watercolor Painting - Beg/ Int
Lecture and demonstration of fundamental watercolor concepts such as: brush techniques and color theory. Instruction will include hands-on instruction. Supply list available at the first class. Class limit: 20
Space for intermediate students to work independently. Leader and peers will offer advice and critiques. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22
10:30 – 12:30 PM (2 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Music Appreciation: A Focus on Johannes Brahms
If you have heard a composition of Brahms’, you know how appealing his music can be. Was he one of the greats? Join us in looking into his life, music, times, and reception. Listen to and study some of his very beautiful pieces, and we will learn just how far his influence extended. Class limit: 22
Instructor: Patty Dobiesz
Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202

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 a few 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? Evidence is vitally and crucially important in deciding why we believe what we believe. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Patrick Kenealy
Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22
12:00 - 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Five Stories—Five Weeks
The birds are singing and spring is springing, so why not sign up for class. Be treated to tales that will delight you and ignite you. With authors you’ve read before and some you never met and the pleasure will be all yours. Class limit: 18
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, April 3 - May 1
1:30–3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Folk Guitar II & III: Beyond Strumming
Ready to move on to the next level, add some sophistication to your guitar accompaniment; perhaps even learn some solo leads for your repertoire? Join us to play some of the rich, guitar-based Americana music of our roots--folk, blues, country, spiritual. Instruction will be chord-based and song-based, and is designed with advanced beginners to intermediates in mind. Folk Guitar III added in response to the advancement of our own OLLI guitarists. Instructors will help you advance further by introducing you to Finger Style Techniques, as well as Tablature, “Licks,” “Intros” and “Outros,” Alternating Bass, Bass Runs, and Barre Chords and a little basic music theory. We’ll look for performance opportunities within the OLLI community and beyond. Class limit: 20
Instructors: Richard Harris & Bruce Saltz
Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22
1:45 - 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

French for Travelers
Are you going to a French-speaking country? This course can make your stay more enjoyable and relaxing. No previous study of French is necessary. French for Travelers will show you how to make yourself understood and welcomed in the French-speaking countries of Europe, and in the nations of Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia where French is the dominant second language. You will learn basic everyday expressions and cultural tips on enjoying life wherever French is spoken. Class limit: 48
Instructor: Malcolm Green
Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22
3:30-5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Thursday Classes

A Novel Approach to Memoir Writing
You’ve always said you had stories to write. If not now, when? Former
students have included a kamikaze pilot, the inventor of “rice crispy” ice cream, the owner of a liquor store and a long-haul trucker. Students read stories they have written at home and receive gentle, constructive comments and feedback designed to encourage all writers including those for whom English is a second language. Class limit: 50
Instructors: Josephine Fitzpatrick & Pam Kiwerski
Thursdays, April 4 - May 23
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

God and Evil
Can the best of all things co-exist with the worst? From ancient times to the present day, theologians and philosophers have struggled with the problem of evil, only to arrive at different “answers.” Join our class to discuss which of many answers seems closest to the truth.
Class limit: 25
Instructors: Shane Andre
Thursdays, April 4 - May 9 (6 wks)
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Yoga with JeanMarie
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 4 - May 23
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.
Class limit: 15
Instructor: Florence St. Peter
Thursdays, April 4 - May 23
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Beginning
10:00 – 11:00 AM - Advanced
Pine Ave, suite 202

Fear Not, I Speak Shakespeare XXIV
Having met the fat knight, Falstaff, the playboy Prince Hal and his father, the aging Henry IV in Henry IV, Part 1, we’ll see what happens next in Henry IV, Part 2. What will Hal do with his tavern friends now that he’s back in his dad’s good graces? How will Falstaff try to capitalize on those good graces? Join us to see! Welcome those new to Shakespeare, or to the whole Lancaster clan!! Class limit: 98
Instructor: Michele Roberge
Thursdays, April 4 - May 23
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Social Spanish
The focus is 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 to attend. Emphasis will be on student participation – come and
practice! Class limit: 26
Instructor: Pam Kiwerski, Ignacio Ruiz, Jim Worsham
Thursdays, April 4 - May 23
10:15–11:45 AM
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
Instructors: Mary Meyer
Thursdays, April 4 - May 23
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 4 - May 23
12:00 -1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Adventures in Acrylics
Come have some fun 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. Explore your own creativity through learning about acrylic paint and what it will do. A list of materials will be given at the first class meeting. Supply own materials or pay $15.00 materials fee. Class limit: 12
Instructor: Kristi Eaglehorse
Thursdays, April 4 - May 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Folk Guitar I
Dust off that old guitar and let’s play! Learn guitar from the ground up. This class will offer a chord-based approach to learning with Beginners in mind. The emphasis will be on folk, country, blues and early pop music. Reading music or tablature is not required. Just come and have fun. We are building an environment where all guitarists and others can come, meet, learn and enjoy. All you need is an acoustic guitar and your enthusiasm! Class limit: 30
Instructor: Craig Lowe & Frank Swatek
Thursdays, April 4 - May 23
1:45 - 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Tai Chi Chih -LFC
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.
Instructor: Florence St. Peter
Thursdays, April 4 - May 23
2:00 – 2:45 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, room 107

Springtime Showtime!
Hey kids - Let’s put on a Show! This spring we will concentrate on small one acts, novelties and who knows what! It will be an opportunity for everyone to learn and have fun. And yes, we conclude our session with a live show on Saturday, May 18 from 12:15-2:15 PM in CSULB, HS&D 101. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Nancy Hathcock, MA Theater Arts
Thurs., April 4 - May 16 (7 weeks)
3:00-4:30 PM
CSULB, LifeFitCenter, KIN 107

Why Things Happen? An Incursion into our Lifelong Questions.
The question “Why?” is one of the first questions we ask seeking an explanation to events and phenomena occurring around us. Several “Why’s” will be discussed in a new course, aimed at an audience interested in searching and acquiring answers. We plan on answering some “why’s” in the following areas: Why’s in biology and medicine, Why’s in our economy, Why’s on political current events, Why’s in the World.
The intent of this course is to inquire into the causes of issues of major interest and find answers to the question “Why?” We’ll develop our understanding and acquire further interest through discussions and study. When appropriate, illustration and documentation will be added. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Dr. Edgar Moran,
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, University of California, Irvine
Fridays, April 4 - May 9 (6 weeks)
3:30-5:00 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 4 - May 23
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 5 - May 24
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

How to Look at Basic Principles of Architecture in Paris, Berlin and Rome
“How to Look at Architecture” will expand your awareness about the spaces we live in throughout our lives - streets, buildings, open public spaces. Presented through short architecture documentaries produced by Rick Meghiddo, architect and filmmaker, these concepts will be discussed as Q & A following the screenings. In this third season at OLLI, Rick will illustrate architecture principles and ideas using new documentaries about Paris, Berlin and Rome. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Rick Meghiddo
Fridays, April 5 - May 17 (6 weeks)
9:45- 11:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Keys to Clearing Clutter
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
Fridays, April 5 - May 24
9:15 -10:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room

The Short Story: A Window on Life
Short stories can entertain, challenge, and enlighten us. They also can represent the familiar in a new light or transport us to other realms. Often the best stories retain a core of mystery that lingers and intrigues. Read a varied selection by masters of the genre, and engage in lively discussions with class members about “what it all means.” Class limit: 15
Class Leader: Fern Ramirez
Fridays, April 5 - May 24
10:00 - 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Chinese Traditional Painting
Learn basic techniques: how to handle a chinese painting brush with ink and color. Learn how to execute brush strokes and develop skills to draw different subjects. Class limit: 10
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Chinese Instrument-Guzheng
Learn Zither performance techniques and traditional pieces.
Class limit: 5
CSULB, FNDN Bldg, 175B
Contact: Na Gao
Both: Fridays, April 5 - May 24
Both: 10:00 - 11:45 AM

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 for extra listening and speaking practice. Students can share experiences with Japanese culture and create a ‘culture project’. Class limit: 26
Instructor: William J. Teweles, Ph.D.
Fridays, April 5 - May 24
10:15 -11:45 AM
JCC, room 27

Romanticism: A Manner of Feeling
The French Romantic painter, Eugene Delacroix, wrote “a painter should paint not only what he sees before him, but also what he sees within himself.” This looking inward will set the tone as Art Historian/Curator of Education Christina Alegria leads us on a journey through art, literature and music of the Romantic era in Europe during the late 18th and 19th centuries. Artists include Turner, Friedrich, Delacroix, Blake, Baudelaire, Goethe, Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg and others. Finally, we will consider how some 200 years later, Romanticism still influences our culture, positioned, as poet Charles Baudelaire described, “in neither choice of subject nor exact truth, but in a manner of feeling.” Class limit: 98
Instructor: Christina Alegria,
Curator of Education, University Art Museum, CSULB
Fridays, April 5 - May 24
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Manage Your Anger and Other Emotions
This class will help you learn about managing anger and other emotions. It will help you identify events, cues, and triggers to your emotional reactions and understand the cycle of aggression. Make anger and emotion control plans, restructure thoughts that influence emotional behaviors, learn assertiveness and use the conflict resolution model. You also will learn how anger and the expression of emotion in your family of origin influence your current behavior. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Judy Hails, Prof. Emerita CSULB Dept of Criminal Justice (now School of Criminology, Crim. Justice and Emergency Mgmt); Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist.
Fridays, April 5 - May 24
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Stained Glass Making
Learn secrets to design, build, and/or restore stained glass windows. This course will cover leaded and copper foil techniques that haven’t changed for hundreds of years. Complete a project to beautify your own home and/or give to friends as keepsakes. A list of materials will be provided at the first class meeting. Questions? Contact the instructor
at:   Class limit: 20
Instructor: Stephen Newcomb
Fridays, April 5 - May 24
12:00 -2:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

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 5 - May 24
12:30– 1:30 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

The Holy Roman Empire
Muhammad called the Jews the people of the book. He was quite correct. The book is the Old Testament. It is axiomatic that the purpose of the Old Testament was to establish order to every phase of Jewish life. In the first century of the Common Era, Israel was under the control of Rome. This created a tension between Jewish authority and the Romans. At this time and in this place Jesus preached his message. Jesus’ ministry was successful because people were ready to explore alternatives outside of Jewish law and tradition. If that had not occurred, his ministry would have evaporated and without the core of believers who passed his message along in the first century and beyond, Jesus would have become a footnote in religious history. This course is the history of what happened next.
Class limit: 98
Instructor: Jerome Stoll, BA Psych. CSUF, Retired Licensed
Psychiatric Technician, Mental Health Worker.
Fridays, April 5– May 10 (6 weeks)
1:30-3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Wake Up and Smell the Dirt
This class is for aspiring gardeners: people with little or some experience as well as those who feel luckless with plants. The first few classes will focus on soil preparation, selection of hardy plants that do well in our climate, fertilizers, the importance of mulch, watering and plant pests. Class members are encouraged to share their progress. Samples of produce and/or veggie dishes may be offered weekly in the “Nosh Pit.” Guest speakers will visit to discuss flower gardening, succulents, and native plants. There will be optional field trips to a native plant garden at Prisk Elementary School and to the Long Beach Community Gardens near El Dorado Park. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Tom Hood, BS zoology; teaching credential Life Sciences; taught HS biology, anatomy physiology, environmental science
Fridays, April 5 - May 24
1:30-3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Jewelry From A-Z
Have you admired a piece of jewelry and wanted it to match your colors? If so, this class is for you! Explore jewelry making from A to Z, learn a variety of techniques, including how to string the perfect necklace and create unique jewelry pieces. Belinda is a fiber artist by training. She studied jewelry making and design for over ten years and enjoys creating with various inexpensive objects. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Belinda K. Belisle
Fridays, April 5 - May 24
2:30 – 4:30 PM
CSULB, HSD, room 105

Conversational Spanish
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. Goal is to help students acquire more fluency. Basic knowledge of Spanish strongly suggested. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Lilia Vergara de Owens, M.A.
Fridays, April 5 - May 24
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Saturday Classes

Advanced Watercolor Workshop
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 6 - May 25
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Men of the Silver Screen: The WWII Years
Many of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors fought in the real war, becoming decorated war heroes, while others fought the entire war on the sound stages in Culver City. Who became the first star to enlist in the army? Who left both Lana Turner and Judy Garland weeping alone in a hotel room? Who may or may not have been a Nazi sympathizer? Find out in this tantalizing class! Make sure you are there for our May 25th special potluck extravaganza (12:00-3 PM) featuring not one but TWO leading men of the 40s! Who will they be? Find out! Class limit: 98
Instructor: Allyson Oplinger
Saturday,April 6 - May 25
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

The Plantagenet Dynasty
For over 300 years the Plantagenets governed England during its most formative period. The establishment of common law and parliamentary government are legacies of this storied family. The foundational members of the dynasty, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, had a relationship that would challenge the notion of a romantic power couple and inevitably reveal a marriage of convenience. Their two sons, Richard and John, would cement their place in history for very different reasons. These are but a few of the strong personalities that ruled England for so long. Discover who else lent their character to England’s most noble and notorious family. Class limit: 50
Instructor: Scott Obey, B.A. History UCLA
Saturdays, April 6 - May 11 (6 wks)
12:15 - 1:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Looking Good On a Budget
This class will teach you how to create a look that is uniquely you and on a budget. Color is very important in how you look. Learn what colors best harmonize with your skin, hair and eyes. Knowing your “fashion personality” will keep you from making impulse buys, instead, help make wise purchases. You will learn about the 8 body types for women and each characteristic and styles that best complement each body type. I will show you how to shop within your own wardrobe, how to create a core-wardrobe, and how to accessorize to create many looks that will complement your personality and individual style. Class limit: 26
Instructor: Kathy Marshall, Cert.Image Consultant/Fashion Stylist
Saturdays, April 6-23 (4 weeks)
12:15 - 1:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119


OLLI CSULB Classroom 101

OLLI CSULB Entrance to HSD Building


Terry Fiskin leads the Taking Better Photos class


Wes Peck and the Mac / PC Computer Lab.


Muriel Pendelton leads the Recorder group