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OLLI Class Schedule WINTER 2017

January 4 - February 28

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WINTER CLASSES - printable

Monday Classes

WHODUNIT?!?
What really goes on at a crime scene and during a criminal investigation? What happens in the courtroom and who are the players? Learn what CSI and those Cold Case shows don’t show you. Whether you see yourself as an armchair sleuth or you just want to learn more about the criminal mind, this class is for you, Sherlock! Retired Homicide Detective Russ Enyeart can’t wait to share his stories & safety tips with you.
Instructor: Russell Enyeart, retired Homicide Detective
Mondays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27 (7 weeks)
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Spanish-II: Grammar, Conversation, & Composition
This class is a continuation of the fall OLLI Spanish-I Grammar, Conversation, and Composition class. The grammar and composition aspects will be based on dialogues (conversations) which will be studied and practiced in class. In order to reach class goals, there will be homework. Prerequisite: one of the following: OLLI fall 2016 class, or one semester of college Spanish, or one completed semester of high school Spanish. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Murray Sokoloff, B.A., M.A. CSULB
Mondays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27 (7 weeks)
8:15 - 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Learn Bridge-a Modern Way! For New and Returning players. Review bidding, no trump,2 over 1 & more
Leader: Sharon Biederman
Mondays, starting January 23
9:45 – 11:45 AM
Long Beach Bridge Center 714 - 624-3455

Feel Great Again: Understand and Maximize Your Brain Biochemistry
Research has confirmed that what you eat controls the way you feel. Journey through the brain to uncover the relationship between foods, moods and illnesses. Explore the four brain types including the strengths and vulnerabilities associated with each one of them. Learn to support your unique type with natural supplementation and the right foods to promote optimal health.Text: The Edge Effect by Eric Braverman, M.D. (at Amazon.com) Bring the book to the first class meeting.
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Holly Weber, RN, LCSW, Psychoanalyst
Mondays, Jan. 23 – Feb. 27 (6 weeks) Note: start on Jan. 23
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, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine 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 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

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, Jan. 9 - Feb. 27 (7 weeks)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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. 9 - Feb. 27 (7 weeks)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave., suite 202

Strength & Struggle - Lessons in Character from the Stories of the Biblical Prophets
Nothing ought to be more important to us than our personal values– the treasured traits that guide our lives. In Strength and Struggle we unlock the secrets of the great character by exploring some of the most dramatic narratives and inspiring personalities in all of history. Set in the midst of the Jewish nation’s formative years, an era in which their ancestors fought to carve out a civilization among hostile neighbors, these thrilling tales of judges, kings, and prophets reach into the essence of the human condition. You will walk away from this course with an enhanced knowledge of the books of the Prophets and you will have gained an opportunity to think deeply about yourself and the values that are most important to you.
Instructor: Rabbi Abba Perlmuter, postgrad studies in Brooklyn, NY
Mondays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27 (7 weeks)
1:30 -3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Short Stories - Moral Problems
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. 9 – Feb. 27
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4

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 currently is gaining new popularity. This class is open to those who know nothing of the recorder and to those who know a little. Please bring your own recorder. Recorders are available for those without one.
Instructor: Muriel Pendleton
Mondays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

* Archery Lab - Advanced
Continue training and using skills learned last session. Returning
students meet at the Archery range.
Materials Fee of $10 payable to instructor at first class.
Mondays, Jan. 30 to Mar. 27
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Archery Field House

* Bowling Lab - Advanced
Continue training and using skills learned last session. Fee covers lane, ball and shoe rental for 7 weeks. $15 fee payable to USU lanes desk
Mondays, Jan. 30 to Mar. 27
1:00 - 2:50 PM
USU Bowling Lanes


Instructor: Mel Leach, CSULB
Prof. Emerita, certified archery & bowling coach

 

Tuesday Classes

Passage Meditation
We will learn to Meditate using an inspirational passage, utilizing a Mantram, setting priorities and reducing stress by Slowing Down. Learn why we should focus and concentrate with One-Pointed Attention, how to overcome unwanted habits by Training Our Senses, how to find joy through Putting Others First, why Spiritual Fellowship helps our practice, and why we encourage Spiritual Reading to stay motivated in this life-changing set of suggestions. In addition, learn a simple, very effective breathing technique to help us relax through each day. The instructor’s approach is based on Sri Eknath Easwaran’s Passage Meditation, that is nondenominational, nonsectarian, and free from dogma and ritual.
Instructor: Chris Ward
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. The objectives include developing better balance, increase physical strength by stretching the muscles and tendons, and supplying a greater amount of oxygen to the body through deep breathing. Bring a one-inch dowel, one to two inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps. Tennis or athletic shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Shona Howe
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Sports: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Join in on a discussion of timely sports issues. All levels from high school, college, to professional – will be analyzed. The good–increased scholarships, Title IX and women’s sports, television, agents, increased revenue, and enhanced opportunity. The bad – head injuries, academic cheating, pay inequality, television, agents, and misdirecting revenue away from the players. And the ugly – drug abuse, domestic violence, intentional unnecessary roughness, denial of injuries and their effects, and criminal behavior.
The class will be invited to join in the discussion, share their opinions and propose topics and solutions.
Instructor: Bob Cooney
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
9:00 – 10:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Non-Violent Communication and Conflict Resolution:
Effective and Practical Skills for Problem-Solving

Do you have conflicts with friends, acquaintances, family, and other people you love? This course will help you learn new ways of communicating and also to develop a set of skills to talk with people more effectively about difficult issues and situations. In addition, participants will adopt a philosophy of how they want to relate orally to others. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Susan Rice, DSW, Prof. Emerita, CSULB Social Work
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
9:45 – 11:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Keys to Clearing Clutter
Are you tired of clutter in your home? Have you tried to get organized before without success? Are you hesitant about what to keep and what to toss? This class will teach you techniques for clearing your space and help you overcome the blocks that have prevented you from reaching your goals in the past. Learn to let go of the things that you don’t want or need and find a home for everything you own. Step by step you can create the clean and well ordered space you have always wanted.
Class limit: 25
Instructor: Tere Sievers, M.A., M.F.T.
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Irish Cowboys
Ireland is the western frontier of Europe. Is that why the Irish have an affinity for the American West? Or is it because many of the millions of Irish immigrants took part in the great westward expansion? Regardless the reasons, here are stories of the Old West – from an Irish perspective.
Instructor: Bill Fitzpatrick
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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

Art Since the Italian Renaissance
Join us in a discussion of European Art history. History is a record of change. Art history is a record of cultural change. During the Middle Ages (400 to 1200 AD) European culture was focused on tribal, feudal, and religious imagery; on the past with little consideration of the new. By the late medieval period (13th) change was initiated by exterior forces that included European contact with Islamic and Asian cultures. Changes in social conditions initiated changes in Art and Esthetics. We will examine not just the objects of Art but also the reasons for such Art.
Instructor: Ladd Terry, M.F.A. Art, Ph.D. Psychology
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Masterpieces of Asian Art in LA
This session we will focus on noteworthy objects in the collections of Los Angeles area museums. As with previous courses, 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.
A variety of media will be used (sculpture, ceramics, painting, jade, metal, gardens) as well as an expansive geographic area and time frame (Neolithic to the present). Areas covered include the Ancient Near East, China, India, Tibet, SE Asia and Japan. No prior Masterpieces courses are necessary to enjoy this class.
Instructor: Delrie Hobbs, MA, Asian Art, University of London
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
1:15 – 2:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

A Play Reading Circle XV
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; and discuss the significance and value of each play. A list of the plays to be covered and the recommended translation to purchase or borrow from the library will be available at registration.
Class limit: 15
Instructor: Muriel Pendelton
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Acting with Alice
Develop your creativity! Discover your talent! Gain poise and confidence in front of an audience! 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, Theater
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

LA Opera Talks: The Abduction from the Seraglio
Join us for an interactive presentation given by an LA Opera Community Educator! Plot in brief: Updated to the Roaring Twenties, this riotous staging marries the brilliance of Mozart’s comic gem with the flair of a classic Hollywood comedy. En route from Istanbul to Paris, two beautiful damsels in distress are held captive aboard the luxurious Orient Express by a notorious Ottoman royal. It’s up to their faithful lovers to rescue them before it’s too late!
Instructor: Larry Verdugo
Tuesday, Jan. 24
3:00 – 4:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Richard Strauss’ Salome Based on the play by Oscar Wilde
Richard Strauss’ decadent, sexually charged and sexually ambivalent opera “Salome” has provided audiences with stunning moments of theater for over a century. The Dance of the Seven Veils, history’s most famous strip tease, however, is not the opera’s most striking feature. Along with Victorian England’s moral dictums that destroyed playwright Oscar Wilde and the personal tragedy of Strauss’ family in the chaos of Nazi Germany, “Salome” provides audiences with a disturbing, shocking and yet strangely human emotional experience
Instructor: Larry Verdugo
Tuesday, Feb. 28
3:00 – 4:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Cooking From the Pantry: Winter Dishes; Soups, Stews and Casseroles
Learn how to stock your winter pantry and get easy techniques for making warm and hearty dishes.
Instructor: Debbi Dubbs, professional chef, Author of What’s in Your Pantry?
Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 (3 wks)
3:00 – 4:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Introduction to Gourd Art
Learn about gourd art and complete a simple gourd bowl project. Learn about surface decoration with oil pastels and coiling on the top rim using a variety of fabrics and yarns. Instructors will cover information on preparing gourds and will share many decoration ideas for future projects and techniques that can be used to embellish gourds. There is a $20.00 materials fee for supplies, to be collected at the first class. Beginners are welcome. Class Limit: 15
Instructors: Pamela Watson and Debra Zimmerman, members of CA Gourd Society, OC Chapter.
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 –31 (4 weeks)
3:15 – 5:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4, Art room (rear)

Write, Edit, Rewrite, Publish your Non-fiction!
PREVIOUS STUDENTS ONLY
For those students who have taken this class at some time previously. The emphasis will be on critiquing and submissions. We also will focus on how to do “gorilla editing” and rewriting for maximum publication opportunities. Attendance at the first class is mandatory unless prior notice is given to the instructor.
Instructor: Sallie Rodman,
Cert. Prof. Writing, CSULB, published in 45 Chicken Soup for the Soul books
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
3:15 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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 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. These sessions use interactive tools, guest speakers, and local resources to help clarify and define your own way forward. (This class will not be addressing the financial aspects of planning for retirement.)
Instructor: Ethel Pantalis Seal, MBA finance & org.development
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 - Feb. 21 (6 weeks, no class Feb. 14)
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. 4 - Feb. 22
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Writing a Feature Article
Each participant is expected to write the first draft of an article intended for publication in a specialized magazine. The writer must be familiar with the magazine, local or regional, and its target readers or audience. Sessions will discuss writing techniques and strategies, the writer will read completed sections of the article written at home, and the class will give their response.
Instructor: Dr. Paulino Lim Jr.
Wednesdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Stand Tall, Stand Strong
This is an active class, which integrates stretching, coordination, stability, and strengthening exercises. Participants will use their own resistance bands (preferred) or cuff weights (not more than 5# for women or 10# for men). Please, wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear.
Instructor: Lorraine Goldman, PT, MPT, Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults
Wednesdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
8:30 – 9:50 AM
LifeFit Center, room 110B

Seminar in Theatre History: The Restoration
For more than 350 years this period’s wonderful comedies (and a very few of the strained tragedies) have appeared on the world’s stages. Comedies of seduction, deceit, and ridicule have been woven into a thread which even now we can appreciate. The tragedies? Well, they demonstrate how awful the Italianate, neo-classic “honor and revenge” plays were. Nevertheless, the political and social satire which arose from the three way religious, cultural, and economic civil wars of nearly a century still speak to today’s audiences.
Instructor: Patrick McDonough, Ph.D., Prof. Emeritus of Theatre, CSULB
Wednesdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 22
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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

Persistent Dilemmas in American Society, Part 2
We continue our examination of enduring dilemmas in American society. A dilemma is more than a hard problem. It is a phenomenon in which two positions can be equally compelling. For example, we will spend some time on issues related to the pulls between transparency and privacy. A second group of dilemmas will revolve around the tension between personal responsibility and the common good. One example of such a dilemma relates to access to the vote. Each session will begin with factual information related to the dilemma, after which discussion will be encouraged.
Instructor: Naida Tushnet, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Beginning Watercolor Painting
Use watercolors and learn to paint with a talented artist teacher. More advanced students may also work more independently. Bring your own supplies to the classroom to experiment with new techniques in a guided setting. Materials will be discussed at the first class meeting.
Class limit: 25
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
1:00 – 3:00 PM (2 hours)
LW, Clubhouse 4, Art Studio (at rear of building)

Rock and Roll: the First Twenty-Five
An appreciation of the first quarter century of rock and roll records, roughly 1951 through 1976, revealed through YouTube videos, the following questions might be answered. What was the first rock and roll record? The most influential? The biggest seller? The most bizarre? The most controversial? The most censored? In six rocking weeks---find out the roots of Elvis, rockabilly, R&B, surf and the California sound, the Beatles and the British Invasion, Motown, the Wall Of Sound and the rest of soul, psych and Haight Asbury, and which way is Funky Broadway.
Instructor: Steve Propes, BA, R&B DJ on KLON 1981-1990; Charter TV DJ 1990 - 2000; taught rock history CSULB Extension; author of 8 books on rock history.
Wednesdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 8 (6 weeks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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

Aging Gracefully by Maximizing Your Independence.
How do you age in an environment of your choice? Learn to navigate through the maze of community resources that sustain and maintain independent living. Become familiar with how to close the gaps in Medicare parts A, B, and C coverage and recognize fraud. Fraud costs Medicare tens of billions of dollars a year. Learn how to avoid, detect and report health care fraud.
Instructors: Marian Last, LMFT, Consultant, Long Term Care; & Aileen Harper, MSPH, Director, Center for Health Care Rights; Micki Nozaki, MBA, Director, Senior Medicare Patrol
Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 15, 22
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Thursday Classes

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, M.A. Public Policy,BS Criminal Justice, Forensic Studies
Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
8:15 – 9:45 AM NOTE: new time
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 - 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. 5 – Feb. 23
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. 5 – Feb. 23
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Yoga with JeanMarie
This class will allow students to enjoy an hour of stretching and relaxing muscles while building stability and balance. In addition, we will work on posture, circulation, and preventing injury.
Instructor: JeanMarie VanDine, Certified Yoga Instructor
Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
8:30 – 9:45 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 110B

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. You 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. Arrive, relax, and enjoy drawing.
Instructor: Patricia Woods, State Golden Bell Award for Performing Arts; assisted by Ian Woods
Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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

Relationship Rules
We humans are social animals, beginning our life literally connected to another person. Research indicates that we are emotionally and physically healthier when we maintain meaningful connections with others in ongoing relationships, not just marriage, but family, friendships, and social groups as well. We are more likely to thrive when we are “a part of” rather than “apart from.” This class presents a series of “rules” to enhance the quality of ongoing social and familial ties. We will consider the value of these “rules” and discuss the impact of applying them in our personal relationships. Class limit: 32
Instructor: Herb Glazeroff, Ph.D., clinical psychologist
Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Taking Better Photos
This class will focus primarily on composition, the philosophies of master photographers, and getting the best from your camera. Some sessions will be devoted to shooting pictures. You need not have a film or digital camera. If you do, be sure to bring it and your instruction manual to the first class.
Instructor: Terry Fiskin
Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 2 (5 weeks)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM (note day & time changes)
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 & Doug Haigh
Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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

Watercolor for Beginners
See Wednesday description. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
1:00 - 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4, (rear) Art Studio

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, distribution options for retirement plans, overview of estate planning, and what you should 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, Financial Advisor
Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
1:30 - 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Learn the Guitar
Have you wanted to learn to play the acoustic (non-electronic) guitar?
This class will accommodate beginner and more advanced guitar aficionados. Learn how to tune your instrument and how to play chords, strums and picks for folk and pop music. Have fun and entertain each other.
Instructor: Craig Lowe
Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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. 5 – Feb. 23
2:00 - 2:45 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 110 B

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. 5 – Feb. 23
3:00 - 4:00 PM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 110 B

The World, its Resources, and Humankind
This is a course about world resources and how they have impacted the human life and the development of civilization and culture. The location of the resources has fashioned our history and dictated the economics of the time, which cast the politics that colored the way of our life. Understanding this series of facts and causes may enlighten us on what has happened and how it continuously affects what is happening in the world. This course deals with: the natural physical location of the resources, historic events caused by their exploitation, related economic problems and politics that ensued, as well as human diseases. All these aspects are inter-connected to present problems of our environment and, therefore, to our existence.
Instructor: Edgar M. Moran, M.D.Prof. of Medicine, Emeritus UC, Irvine
Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
3:15 – 4:45 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, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Friday Classes

Bicycle Travel – Bicycle Safety & 3 day Overnight Trip
If you already ride a bicycle, then how about taking local rides and an overnight trip? In this 5 session class, learn the ease of taking your bicycle on the bus to get closer to the beach, parks, or trails. Practice bicycle handling, the use of paths and local streets and simple adjustments that make cycling easier. After the fourth week of class, participants will be able to participate in a 3 day overnight bicycle trip. You must attend all 4 classes to access the overnight trip.
(Limit 8 persons,but members of the OLLI Bicycle Club who have taken this class before may participate in the Trip)
For more information call Chris @ 562-433-5220
Instructor: Christopher Quint, Master Trainer -League of American Bicyclists
Fridays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 3 (4 classroom sessions & 3 day overnight trip)
8:30-10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

A Short Guide to Cable Cutting
Heard about cutting your cable television service and wondered how to do it? Anyone can. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of saying goodbye to your cable service, and how to get free local TV signals over the air with an inexpensive indoor antenna. Learn what streaming is, the internet speed you need to do it. Netflix started it all, but you’ll hear about some of the nearly 2,000 other channels, several hundred of them free, that you can stream.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
Friday, Feb. 17 & 24
8:30-10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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. 6 – Feb. 24
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

Beginning Bridge
A class for players who have had
absolutely no background with this fascinating game. We will start learning with the card game Whist and advance to Bridge one step at a time. Each lesson includes laughter as well as instruction.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

International Relations and Globalization
Why do nations cooperate and why do they not? This class offers conceptual frameworks to interpret international politics. We begin with an overview of traditional theories of international relations. Then, we will examine to what extent international organizations have effectively induced interstate cooperation in various arenas, such as international trade and finance, war and ethnic conflicts, and environmental politics. We incorporate diverse news sources and scholarly articles to sharpen perspectives and analyze current issues.
Instructor: Sun Young Kwak, Ph.D., Political Science, U.S.C.
Fridays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 18
8:30-10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

A Love Affair with Roses
Learn how to select the correct rose for the area in which you live. Topics include preparing the soil, selecting the correct location for planting your roses, and the importance of sun, water, and fertilizer. In addition, class members will learn how to deal with insects and pruning.
Instructor: Stu Span, BA Ornamental Horticulture, author, Consulting Rosarian at Roger’s Gardens
Fridays, Jan. 6 & 13 (2 weeks)
10:00 - 11:30 AM
LW, clubhouse 3, room 3

Homeopathy—Philosophy, Fundamentals, and Applications
There are other choices in medicine other than the conventional, allopathic method. Come and learn about homeopathy. Learn the philosophy (allopathic vs. homeopathic); the art and science of homeopathy; first-aid and basic applications. Learn how it differs from allopathy and herbal medicines. Learn how to apply it for self-care (coughs and colds, flu, aches and pains) and first-aid (injuries, stings, sprains).
Instructor: Constance Malaambo, M.A. in Homeopathy, RN
50+ years in health care
Fridays, Feb. 3 - 24 (4 weeks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Intermediate Bridge
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. Continue having fun and laughter one step at a time.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Eight Iconic Movie Classics
Coming Attraction: 8 iconic movie classics for your entertainment, plus the usual Hollywood tidbits, gossip and interesting facts about Hollywood and it’s stars and directors. Sample films: The Hunchback of Notre Dame- Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Hara - 1939. This is the seminal version and one of the greatest movies ever made! The Long Voyage Home - John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell - 1940. Directed by John Ford. The Man With the Golden Arm - Frank Sinatra - 1955. Rebel Without A Cause- James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo - 1955. Plus others.
Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Fridays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24
10:15 AM – 12:45 PM (note time change for film class)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Chinese for Travelers
Learn about China and the rich fabric of its culture. The class is designed for those who want to learn language essential for travel in China. It will provide an introduction to some famous scenic spots in China and topics to make your travel more enriching and enjoyable. Learn Chinese language related to the everyday life of the people, food, festivals, sports, arts, music, landscapes, history, social code and values. Class members will be guided by the professional language teachers from the CSULB Confucius Institute
Instructors: Xiangmin Li
Fridays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24
12:45 – 2:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Memory into Poetry: Finding Words for Your Life
Shape your life experiences into poems! We all have “moments to remember”—not only the life-changing events but also snapshots of our daily lives. Develop language for your life-poems. Each class meeting will include time to free-write and to read aloud. Contemporary poets will provide creative inspiration as well as discussion. First-time poets welcome! Class limit: 25
Instructor: Linda Carr, Ph.D.
Fridays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24
1:00 – 3:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Writing for Wellness
Words can help you heal. Through directed writing, we can restore hope, compassion, and care. Subjects include choosing happiness, recapturing joy, and capturing nature’s power. We will not focus on grammar or professional writing but on expressing oneself, and healing. The class is based on techniques in the book Writing for Wellness by Julie Davey. Books will be available for class use.
Instructor: Joan Smith
Fridays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Estate Planning 101
Are you overwhelmed at the thought of starting or updating your will or trust? Do you put off thinking about the many decisions you must make to complete your plan? This workshop-style class will help you to assess your situation, understand the various documents needed, and provide practical tools to help you overcome the challenges of planning your estate.
Instructor: Susan Berkman
Fridays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24
2:30 – 4:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119


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. 7– Feb. 25
8:30 AM - 12:00 noon
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

 

Irving Thalberg: Boy Wonder of MGM
Who was Irving Thalberg? Who was the mysterious man Hollywood referred to as “the boy wonder “? Find out why one studio head said, “ as long as Irving lives, we are all great men”. Find out about the sins he covered up off-screen and the ones his wife uncovered onscreen. Find out all about Irving Thalberg.
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock
Saturdays, Jan. 7 – Feb. 25
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Cardmaking Techniques
Whether you think you have a “creative streak” or not, come stretch your talents and keep your brain limber as you surprise yourself with the results. With the large block of time, we’ll have time to learn new techniques and make lots of cards. Use my samples as inspiration or “do your own thing” No prior experience necessary; just bring a willingness to listen, try new things…and get a little messy. Attendance at the first class is mandatory for beginners. A $20 materials fee will be collected at the first meeting. We’ll start immediately, so bring your basic kit (a small notebook, black ultrafine permanent pen like a Sharpie or Micron, small scissors, tape runner and 12-inch paper trimmer with ruler) to the first class. If you have questions about these items or the class in general, please email the instructor at lisaspaperarts@gmail.com.
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
Saturdays, Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
1:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105


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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