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OLLI Class Schedule WINTER 2016

January 11 - March 7

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WINTER CLASS LIST

Monday Classes

Memoir of a Mind
A seminar focused on the writing of a narrative of the writer’s consciousness as it shifts from one stance to another: doubting to trusting; creationism to Darwinism; liberalism to libertarianism; belief to agnosticism, etc. Sessions begin with a discussion of techniques, ending with the writing of a draft that the instructor will evaluate. Participants will be encouraged to share their revisions with the rest of the class. The writing can be a part of a larger autobiographical project.
Instructor: Lim Paulino, Jr., Professor Emeritus, author
Mondays, Jan. 11 – March 7
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Films about Art; Take Two
Here we go again for more fun films and light discussion. The topic is contemporary western art. Spoiler Alert: this is not an art history class. The 20th century became a time for intense experimentation with subject, composition, form and materials. Some questions to consider: What is beauty? Is beauty and art essential to our well-being? If a piece is in a museum or the critics expound upon its virtues as fine art, does that mean it is? These intriguing questions will be explored via documentaries, art-house films, and video art pieces. Come for some discoveries and casual debate of ideas.
Instructor: Josie Mc Causland, M.A. French Literature
Mondays, Jan. 11 – March 7
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower (meet in the garden)

Advance Directive Workshop
An Advance Directive is a form you fill out to describe the medical care you want if something happens to you and you cannot speak for yourself. It tells your family and doctor what to do if you’re badly hurt or have a serious illness that keeps you from saying what you want. Join Constance, a registered nurse, as she explains the importance of an AD and walks you through how to fill out the forms.
Instructor: Constance Maalumbo, RN and Masters in Homeopathy
Mondays, Feb. 29 & Mar. 7 (2 wks)
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (3 hours)
Pine Ave., Suite 202

After Beethoven: the Romantic Period
Learn how the innovations of Beethoven determined the development of Romanticism in music of the 19th century. We examine
biographies and listen to the music of major composers including Schubert, Berlioz, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky. Join us in this emotional journey of musical discovery!
Instructor: Patricia Dobiesz
Mondays, Jan. 11 – March 7
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Pine Ave, Park Pacific Tower


Ukulele for All Levels
Learn to play songs with no prior musical training or learn to enhance what you already know about playing a ukulele! Enjoy hearing your own music. Join us for hands-on practice. Be prepared to be amazed at what you can do! Bring your uke and plan to have a lot of fun.
Instructor: Pedro Rodriguez
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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. 11 – March 7
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Toward a Meaningful Life
Back in the 1950s Viktor Frankl wrote about the existential vacuum - the purposelessness - that permeated our culture. Today the situation is worse than it was then. Toward a Meaningful Life can contribute toward replacing the void of meaninglessness with a more engaging, purposeful and happy existence. Toward a Meaningful Life integrates many positive psychology interventions and research findings into a package that should benefit any committed seeker of meaning.
Instructor: Rabbi Abba Perlmuter, ordained 1979, postgraduate studies in Brooklyn, NY
Mondays, Jan. 11 – Feb.22 (6 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Crime Scene Investigation
This class will have three focal points: protecting against fraud and how to detect fraud, understanding the court system, and understanding and evaluating physical evidence as it is presented during a court trial. Selected hands-on exercises will be used to enhance the importance of evidence and how it is collected and processed. Class limit 25
Instructor: John Zacha, MA Public Policy, BS Criminal Justice,
Forensic Studies
Mondays, Jan. 11 – March 7
2:00 – 3:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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, MA
Mondays, Jan. 11 – March 7
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Play the Recorder
Learn to play the recorder and discover the pleasures of creating music. The recorder is an early instrument popular during Medieval and Renaissance time and is gaining new popularity. For those who know nothing of the recorder and those who know a little. Please bring your own recorder. Recorders are available for those without one.
Instructor: Muriel Pendelton
Mondays, Jan. 11 – Mar. 7
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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Tuesday Classes

Foundations of Investing
This class will cover the foundations of investing including lessons on how to evaluate stocks and bonds, read financial reports, fixed income investments, mutual funds, asset allocation, asset management, long-term-care insurance, and retirement plans. In addition, it will cover tips in selection of a professional financial advisor and what to expect when working with a financial advisor. Each class will include time for answering your specific investment questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way.
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver, AAMS, Financial Advisor
Tuesdays, Jan. 19 - March 1 (7 weeks. Note late start date)
8:00 – 9:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Boomers’ Retirement Workshop
Come explore the more social aspects of this new life phase called “retirement.” Whether a couple or a single, you will enjoy participating in small group exercises and topical discussions. These exercises will help you define your personal retirement lifestyle and develop a supportive daily routine. Learn how to upgrade your sense of purpose and place while creating opportunities for making new friends. Use your intelligence, life experience and decision making skills to empower you and your peers. These sessions use interactive tools, guest speakers and local resources to help clarify and define your own way forward.
Instructor: Ethel Pantalis Seal, MBA finance & org. development
Tuesdays, Jan. 12 - March 1
8:30 - 10:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Balance and Fall Prevention Program
This class will address factors that contribute to falls and ways to eliminate them. Participants will receive balance and mobility evaluations before and after an exercise program designed to improve balance and decrease the risk for falls. In addition, participants will receive information for home exercises. Participants must be able to safely walk a distance of 200 feet without an assistive device, stand for 45 minutes with minimal rest, and have no cognitive impairment or unstable medical conditions. The results of the evaluations will be used in a research project. Class will be held on TWO days a week and will finish March 24. Class Limit: 35
Class leader: Dr. Olfat Mohamed, Physical Therapy, CSULB
Tuesdays AND Thursdays
NOTE Class held TWO days each week from Jan. 19 - Mar. 24
8:30 – 9:50 AM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Cancer: Causes, Prevention, Early Detection, and Control
We will share the most important data on major progress achieved in the understanding of the causes of cancer, explain the current methods of diagnosis and the treatments used. Cancer prevention and early detection are mandatory in our country and many types of cancer are curable. Cancer is no longer the most lethal of chronic diseases but the most chronic of lethal diseases. We also review the diagnosis and treatment of important diseases. Questions will be most welcome.
Instructor: Dr. Edgar Moran, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of California, Irvine
Tuesdays, Jan. 12 – March 1
9:30 – 11:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

A Play Reading Circle XII
Experience drama first-hand! Join this class to read plays from various historical periods; learn about the playwrights and the times in which they lived; discuss the significance and value of each play. A list of the plays will be available at the first class. Class Limit: 15
Instructor: Muriel Pendleton
Tuesdays, Jan. 12 – March 1
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Irish Movies: The Troubles
Feature films set during the Troubles – the political and military conflict that plagued Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Great Britain for decades from the late 1960s – constitute a genre all their own. We will screen and ponder eight notable works from the past twenty years.
Instructor: Bill Fitzpatrick
Tuesdays, Jan. 12 – March 1
11:15 AM – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Microeconomics: How the Government Manages the Economy
As “seniors” most of us no longer work. We manage our financial affairs through our own initiative. Some will be “retired” for more years than our total “working” years. Resources must last longer than any previous generation. The class will cover economic principles and how they are designed to work to manage U.S. government financial affairs and how they impact us in our personal decision making. Questions and comments are welcomed. Class limit: 28
Instructor: Dennis Yorkstetter
Tuesdays, Jan. 12 – March 1
12:30 – 2:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Drawing for All
Drawing is basic to all art forms. Learn fundamental techniques of Contour Drawing, Form Analysis, Rendering and Perspective. The course is intended for beginning art students although it may prove helpful to experienced art students. Learn how to describe (draw) the natural world. A supply list will be presented at the first class or the following items are recommended: an 18” X 24” or 16” X 24” Bond Pad, graphite pencils (2b and 6B), an Art Gum Eraser. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Tuesdays, Jan. 12 – March 1
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4(rear), Art Studio

LA Opera
Jan 26 & Feb. 23: LA Opera Talk

Take a deeper look into opera and classical music through the eyes of an operaphyle as they share their passion and enthusiasm through a specially prepared opera talk.
Feb 9: The Magic Flute
A young man and his reluctant sidekick start a journey to rescue a kidnapped princess. They soon learn that the forces of darkness may not be as evil as they thought. Armed with an enchanted flute, they seek the truth, ultimately finding their way to true love.
March 1: Madame Butterfly (Presenter: Larry Verdugo)
In the early 1900s, the American naval officer Pinkerton, stationed in Nagasaki has “bought” a young Japanese bride, Cio-Cio-San, known as Butterfly. When his ship sails back to the U.S., she waits for his return with their young child. He does return, but only to bring the child back to America, where his new American wife will help raise him. How will it end?
L.A. Opera Presenters
Tuesdays 1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Laugh! Laugh! and Laugh some more!
“Laugh, Laugh, and Laugh some more” is back again for a second go around. Be ready for some very funny stand up comedy material delivered by some of the great comics of the 20th century. Some of the comics have passed but their work still lives on thru DVD programs and Video material. You must be prepared for some language that is on the blue side and I mean “very much on the blue side”. Only requirement is you come to class and be entertained by their humor, jokes, and physical comedy. A large selection of material is available for the audience to choose to view. So drop on by and be ready to Laugh!!!
Instructor: Barry Buckheim
Tuesdays, Jan. 12 – March 1
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

The Bible as Literature
The bible has been the primary book of the Western world. Let us explore together the fascinating themes this book can offer and the impact it has made on the world. This will not be a sermon class. It will be interactive format that explores the different genres of this insightful collection of writings. We will study the human drama of politics, war, betrayal, and romance.
Instructor: Alan Maben, AA Biblical Studies, BA History, grad. work History and Christianity
Tuesdays, Jan. 12 – March 1
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Meditation
Dr. Arnette, who has been teaching Asian healing arts for over 25 years, will introduce simple techniques to practice in one’s daily life for physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Emphasis is on the philosophy and practice of meditation and related techniques such as breathing and light stretching. Meditation is accompanied by a host of biochemical and physical changes in the body that regulate metabolism, heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, brain activity and the experience of pain.
Instructor: Dr. Allen Arnette
Tuesdays, Feb. 2 – 23 (4 wks)
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 110B

Boomers’ Retirement Workshop
Come explore the more social aspects of this new life phase called “retirement.” Whether a couple or a single, you will enjoy participating in small group exercises and topical discussions. These exercises will help you define your personal retirement lifestyle and develop a supportive daily routine. Learn how to upgrade your sense of purpose and place while creating opportunities for making new friends. Use your intelligence, life experience, and decision-making skills to empower you and your peers. These sessions use interactive tools, guest speakers, and local resources to help clarify and define your own way forward.
Instructor: Ethel Pantalis Seal, MBA finance & organizational development
Tuesdays, Jan. 12 - March 1
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Alpert Jewish Community Center

 

 

Wednesday Classes

Elementary Japanese 101
Students will be coached in polite expressions and “survival Japanese” and given further insight on Japanese daily life and customs. “Hiragana” and “Katakana” (the two Japanese syllabaries) will be introduced in connection with basic reading and writing. CDs and video clips featuring native speakers will be used regularly to facilitate listening and speaking. Class limit: 25
Instructor: William J. Teweles, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - March 2
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Longevity Stick:“Movement is the best Medicine”
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to help prevent disease and deterioration, protect your health and increase body awareness. Combining eastern and western medical knowledge, the 12 easy–to-learn movements aid in developing better balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, breathing capacity, mental focus and concentration. Bring a one-inch dowel - one to two inches longer than your height - with rubber (not plastic) end caps. Athletic shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing. Class limit: 25
Instructors: Lynne Marsh, M.A. (sub for Shona Howe-Winter only)
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - March 2
8:30 – 9:30 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 110B

Rock and Roll Roots from the 1960s and Beyond
View Youtube videos of original recordings of hits, obscurities and original versions of well-known songs. Hear stories about soul, Motown, girl group, surf, garage, East L.A., low rider, British Invasion roots and good ol’ rock and roll, many not heard anymore on the radio dial.
Negligible amount of singer/songwriter folk rock. We will rock!
Instructor: Steve Propes, BA, R&B DJ on KLON,Charter TVDJ; taught rock history CSULB Extension,author of 8 books on rock history.
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - March 2
9:45 – 11:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Taking Better Photos
This 5 week class will focus primarily on composition, philosophies of master photographers, and getting the best from your camera. Some sessions will be devoted to shooting pictures and using newer technologies. You need not have a film or digital camera. If you do, bring it and your instruction manual to the first class.
Instructor: Terry Fiskin
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 - Nov. 4 (5 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Seal Beach and Los Alamitos: Long Beach’s Forgotten Suburbs
The small communities of Seal Beach, Los Alamitos (and Rossmoor, too) share a long, and often humorous history with their big brother across the moat, Long Beach. We’ll take an informative (and fun) look at how their local histories collide over Bixbys, beets, boats, boardwalks, booze, brothels, and ‘the burbs – and a few other things as well. Recommended: A love of history and a sense of humor. Class limit: 28
Instructor: Larry Strawther, TV writer and author of
Seal Beach: A Brief History and A Brief History of Los Alamitos and Rossmoor
Wednesdays, Feb. 17, 24 & Mar. 2 (3 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Basic Tarot for Fun and Self-Empowerment
This basic class brings together symbols and signs so anyone can become his/her own intuitive consultant. We use the highly acclaimed Voyager Tarot® deck, which is a modern pathway for spiritual seekers. Tune in to the symbols and interpret for yourself the meaning of the card. We will use The Hero’s Journey spread for exploring what is coming up for you in the next 3 to 6 months. The Voyager Tarot Deck can be ordered from Amazon.com. Decks will be available to borrow or to buy, others welcome.
Instructor: Donna Kannard, Ph.D., author of Trance Magic
Wednesday, Jan. 13 - Feb. 24 (7 weeks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., room 202

Communicating with Ourselves and with Others
We all communicate with ourselves through our thoughts. We communicate with others through verbal and non-verbal messages we send. We will focus on sharpening our communication skills and understanding how to communicate more effectively. There will be didactic presentations followed by class exercises to practice acquired skills including assertive communication, mindfulness, and developing contingency statements to resolve conflict.
Instructors: Herb Glazeroff, Ph.D. & Tere Sievers, M.A., M.F.T.
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - March 2
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Ageless Fashion
Learn about timeless fashions for the ageless woman. Look at color, first impression and how choosing the correct colors will make your skin and face glow. Learn your make-up and fashion personalities, the 8-various body types and styles that best complement each one. Find out how to shop within your own wardrobe and create a core-wardrobe by using your accessories to create more looks.
Instructor: Kathy Marshall, Certified Image Consultant/Fashion Stylist
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 , 20, 27 (3 weeks)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Beginning Watercolor Painting
Learn to paint using watercolors with a talented teacher and artist. Bring your own supplies to the Leisure World classroom to try out new techniques in a guided setting. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - March 2
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW Clubhouse 4, Art Studio (rear)

Memory into Poetry: Finding Words for Your Life
Shape your life experiences into poems! We know that people might forget years, but keenly remember moments. In our poetry workshop, learn how to develop language for meaningful events as well as for the “snapshots” of your life. Each class meeting will include time to free-write and to read aloud. Poems by contemporary voices will spark creative inspiration and discussion.Reflect and write! First-time poets welcome! Class limit: 25
Instructor: Linda Carr, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - March 2
1:15 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Even Deadlier: Further Reflections on the Seven Deadly Sins
What is sinful today has changed with time, place, and culture. Few people today consider shopping on the Sabbath threat to one’s spiritual health. Great Books Foundation explores the “classic” seven deadly sins. This text contains stories that illustrate two different manifestations of each sin, by distinguished authors from a variety of backgrounds and countries. Participate in a lively and stimulating discussion. Books will be loaned to participants at the first class. Class limit: 19
Instructor: Arlene Rees
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - March 2
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

The First Amendment to the US Constitution
If the 1st Amendment prohibits our government from making laws that abridge freedom of speech, then why are there so many speech laws? We will examine the decisions in which the US Supreme Court tells us what the First Amendment means. Among the issues are secrecy, the heckler’s veto, privacy as a speech right, and if money is speech.
Instructor: Joe Ribakoff, J.D.
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - March 2
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., room 202

Making Healthier Food Choices
How can you make healthy choices without giving up the foods you love? Learn basics like label reading and portion size along with information on specific nutrients and eating to prevent chronic disease. We’ll compare diet claims and learn the advantages of cooking with herbs and spices. Food tasting and recipe sharing will add to the fun.
Instructor: Kathy McCool, Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition
Wednesdays, Feb. 3 – March 2 (5 weeks)
3:30-5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Write, Edit, Rewrite, Publish your Non-fiction!
Have you wanted to see your own personal experiences in print? This is a workshop for those who want to write, seek honest but respectful critiquing, and get help with final editing. Opportunities for publishing will be discussed. There is nothing quite like seeing your work in print.
Class limit: 10

Instructor: Sallie Rodman, Certif. Professional Writing, Published in over 36 Chicken Soup for the Soul books
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - March 2
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Senior Yoga/Qigong
Yoga and Qigong are complementary health practices used for centuries for gaining strength, balance, coordination and well-being. We will explore gentle and mindful movements that help in developing concentration and flexibility in mind and body. Ram is an internationally trained yoga instructor who certifies teachers at his school, Long Beach School of Yoga.
Instructor: Ram Bhakt Rezai
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - March 2
4:00-5:00 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

 

Thursday Classes

Balance and Fall Prevention Program
See description on Tuesday
Tuesdays AND Thursdays
Jan. 26 - Mar. 24
8:30 – 9:50 AM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Longevity Stick: “Movement is the best Medicine”
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to help prevent disease and deterioration, protect your health and increase body awareness. Combining eastern and western medical knowledge, the 12 easy–to-learn movements aid in developing better balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, breathing capacity, mental focus and concentration. Bring a one-inch dowel - 1 to 2 inches longer than your height - with rubber (not plastic) end caps. Athletic shoes, loose and layered clothing are recommended.
Instructors: Lynne Marsh, M.A.
Thursdays, Jan. 14 – March 3
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C

A Novel Approach to Memoir Writing
A former kamikaze pilot. A man from Holland whose family hid Jews during World War II. The man who invented “rice crispy” ice cream. The woman who wrote her stories based on family recipes. 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. Students learn from each other as well as from the instructors, who provide writing prompts, recommended reading lists, and other memoirwriting resources. Critiques are gentle and designed to encourage writers of all levels and educational backgrounds, including those for whom English is a second language.
Class Leaders: Florence Dodge & Josephine Fitzpatrick
Thursdays, Jan. 14 – March 3
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Basketball: An American Game
A peach basket hung on a YMCA wall in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith was thebeginning of what it now known as Basketball. Learn more about the game played professionally as well as in schoolyards, colleges, and the Olympics – by both men and women. This class will explore the origins, history, and development of basketball from its humble beginnings to the billion-dollar business it is today. It’s a slam-dunk! Class limit: 28
Instructor: Bob Cooney, B.A., M.A.
Thursdays, Jan. 14 – March 3
9:00 - 10:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Tai Chi Chih
Come learn 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. 14 – March 3
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Rail Getaways in Southern California
Let’s explore the hidden Southern California by rail: tour downtown’s Union Station, California Science Center in Exposition Park, or even take a train up the coast to red-roofed Santa Barbara. In 8 weeks you’ll learn the ins and outs of our Metro Rail system, the exciting destinations on our regional commuter rail network of Metrolink and the many fascinating trips available through Amtrak. Every two weeks on Saturday the instructor, Carl Schiermeyer, will lead optional excursions on Amtrak to various destinations. The final class will review an overnight train option to Mary Colter’s gem of a Harvey House—La Posada—in Winslow, Arizona. Last year the La Posada trip also included a tour of the Hopi Reservation on First Mesa.
Instructor: Carl Schiermeyer
Thursdays, Jan. 14 – March 3
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Copy Cat Art: Drawing
Like to draw pictures? Like to impress or share your expertise? You don’t have to be a full-blown artist. In this class students will learn how to draw pictures of people, animals, and other objects in a step-by-step fun and easy way. Paper, crayons, and ink pens will be provided.
Instructor: Patricia Woods, assisted by Ian Woods
Thursdays, Jan. 14 – March 3
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

National and International Current Events and Issues
Students will participate in a friendly discussion of current events and issues in national and international news. They will be encouraged to be informed, make comments, express opinions, and periodically disagree with each other while remaining
courteous.
Instructors: Carl Curtis & Jim Espinosa
Thursdays, Jan. 14 – March 3
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Beginning Painting
Come have some fun! You’ll learn basics of art, i.e., form and shape, perspective, use of color, layout and more. The goal of the class is to have a painting of your own creation at the end. 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. 14 – March 3
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

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. Class limit: 30
Class Leader: Al Talberg
Thursdays, Jan. 14 – March 3
1:15 – 2:00 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Building Blocks of Investing
We will cover a wide variety of topics related to personal investing including: basics of financial planning, how to read stock tables, fixed income investments, bonds, long term care insurance, retirement plans, annuities, distribution options for retirement plans,and an overview of estate planning. What should you know and expect in selecting and working with a professional financial planner? No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way.
Instructor: Steve Masoner, Investment Counselor
Thursdays, Jan. 14 – March 3
1:30 - 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Masterpieces of Asian Art
This course focuses on select masterpieces of Asian Art. It is an eclectic (rather than Survey) 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. Come add to your Eastern Art awareness!
Instructor: Delrie Hobbs
Thursdays, Jan. 14 – March 3
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Shall We Dance?
Dancing is excellent for your brain and good for your body. If you can walk, you can dance! If you can count to four, you can dance! Learn or brush up your cha-cha, swing, waltz, and other dances, with lots of laughs guaranteed along the way. So grab a partner and get ready for more fun at receptions, parties, and on cruises. It’s easier with a partner, but singles are also welcome.
Instructors: Donna O'Keefe
Thursdays, Jan. 14 – March 3
2:15 - 3:15 PM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 10
7

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, Jan. 14 – March 3
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Friday Classes

Not Your Daughter’s Yoga
Don’t be afraid to try. Come. 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. Class will: ease in seniors who want to learn yoga; teach basic yoga skills and philosophy; help seniors learn how to breathe and exercise their way to improved or stabilized mobility and health.
Instructor: David Hennage
Fridays, Jan. 15 – March 4
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

The Present Moment
Being in the present - through sports and meditation (and many other interests: cooking, music, etc.). We will talk about and use such activities as contemplation, intention, focus, and attention. We will meditate in each class using different methods (breathe, walking, mantra, mindfulness).
Instructor: Jane Adair, Ph.D. Physical Ed
Fridays, Jan. 15 – Feb. 5 (4 weeks)
8:15 – 9:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Intermediate Bridge I
This class is for players who have played some bridge, perhaps way back in college days. We will review score keeping, opening one of a suit, No Trump, and then slam bids.
Instructor: Inge Johnson, retired teacher
Fridays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
8:30 - 10:00 AM (NEW TIME)
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Acting with Alice
Develop your creativity! Discover your talent! Gain poise and confidence in front of an audience! All this and more await you in our basic acting class. Participation in theatre games, improvisations, monologues, and scene study will help you heighten your imagination and sharpen your sense of observation. If you’ve ever wondered how actors learn their craft, this course is for you. There is no memorization required in this class. Class limit: 18
Instructor: Alice Lemon, M.A., Drama, Theatre
Dates: Friday, Jan. 15 – March 4
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Spiritual Traditions of the World
We will examine how the various spiritual traditions of the world have been transmitted by sages and mystics, philosophers and theologians, scholars, and teachers unto our own time. They now have become available to all who will spend the time to study them. We also will examine the universality of these great spiritual traditions and how they relate to the world’s cultures. We will continue to investigate how the lessons learned from depth, humanistic and transpersonal psychologies now culminate in Integral Studies and the necessary transcendental practices (or “injunctions”) needed to verify the current finding of those disciplines.
Instructor: Mark Barnett, D.D., Ms.D.
Fridays, Jan. 15 – March 4
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Beginning Bridge
A class for players who have had absolutely no background with this fascinating game. We will start with the card game Whist and go on, one step at a time, so that each lesson includes fun and laughter as well as instruction.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, Jan. 15 – March 4
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Movie (and Life’s) Turning Points
Movies often are mirrors of life. One constant in films is a turning point, a major incident that marks the end of a “scene” or period followed by a change of direction. Such turning points occur in our lives, too. In this class we’ll watch some memorable movies with pivotal events of different types. Are failures stronger motivators of change than successes? Does a new path have both positive and negative consequences? Is a personally chosen decision better than one imposed by others? Enjoyable movies and worthwhile discussions guaranteed!
Instructors: Yoko Pusavat &Tere Ross
Fridays, Jan. 15 – March 4
12:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Intermediate Bridge II
This class is for players who have played some bridge, perhaps way back in college days. We will review score keeping, opening one of a suit, No Trump, and then slam bids. This is the same class as Intermediate I but at a later time.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, Jan. 15 – March 4
12:30 – 2:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Beginning Knitting
KNITTING! It’s fun, it’s useful, it’s colorful. It’s a source to expand your creativity, increase your eye/brain/hand connections, and build new neuron pathways for greater brain health.
Learn the basics of knitting and complete one or two projects of your choice. (Spoiler alert!!! - there will be homework…knits and purls do take practice!) First meeting: bring needles and yarn. (If you do not yet have materials, you may use mine) and ideas for your practice piece, plus a spiral notebook for taking notes. Beforehand, if you wish, access yarn websites and explore their offerings … (www.knitpicks.com or www.lionbrand.com). Share findings with your knit-mates on opening day! Class limit: 12
Instructor: Jackie Thomas
Fridays, Jan. 15 – March 4
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Estate Planning 101
Planning your estate requires making many decisions that will affect family members, friends and your current lifestyle. You must decide how much you need to live, what happens if you get ill, and ultimately who receives gifts from your estate, including charities. These decisions may be more difficult if there is conflict among those family members or friends. This workshop-style class will provide suggestions and practical tools that may make estate planning less overwhelming.
Instructor: Susan Berkman
Fridays, Jan. 15 – March 4
2:30 – 4:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Stress Management Workshop
The definition of stress will be discussed with an explanation of why all stress is not always a negative. Participants will fill out a stress scale. Learn that change has always been a part of the human condition but it is the rate of change today that has resulted in the stress we all experience. Find interventions including meditation, progressive relaxation, exercise, and time management. We’ll implement goals with the use of Alan Lakein’s task list . Please, bring a pencil to class.
Instructor: Bernard Natelson
Fridays, January 22 & 29 (2 weeks)
3:15 - 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

American Government and Politics
The class will provide a broad overview of the formal institutions of American government including the Supreme Court, the federal bureaucracy, the effect of the media on politics. Also how our elected leaders use public opinion, and how the political ignorance of the public affect our government. It will also consider the public attitude toward political parties.
Instructor: James Espinosa, M.A. Arts, Political Science
Fridays, Feb. 5 – March 4 (5 weeks)
3:15 - 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Saturday Classes

Art Workshop and Advanced Watercolor Painting
Intended 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, paint your favorite subjects, explore creativity. Choose the time you wish! Lessons and advice from an outstanding teacher is given between 10:00 and 12:00.
Instructor: Mike Daniel
Saturdays, Jan. 16 – March 5
8:30 AM - 12:00 noon
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

 

Women’s Image On Film: Virgin to Vamp
Women had just won the right to vote when the roaring twenties began. During that fast paced decade, women would go from virgin to vamp, from damsels in distress to fearless pioneers in the film industry. Come meet the fascinating, exciting, and powerful women who found their voice in the 1920s!
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock
Saturdays, Jan. 16 – March 12
9:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


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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