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OLLI Class Schedule SPRING 2016

April 11 - June 6

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SPRING CLASS LIST

Monday Classes

Spanish: Reading, Pronunciation, & Vocabulary Acquisition
This course is designed for students with no, or very little, prior knowledge of Spanish. The expectation is that the student will learn to pronounce, read, and spell Spanish correctly. During this process a considerable recognition vocabulary will be acquired. Those completing this class will be well prepared for an easy transition to the next level: classes in Spanish grammar and/or conversation.
Instructor: Murray Sokoloff, M.A.
Mondays, April 11 – June 6

8:15 – 9:45 AM NEW TIME!!
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Feel Great Again
Understand and Maximize Your Brain Biochemistry

Solid research has confirmed that what you eat controls the way you feel. We will journey through the brain to uncover the relationship between foods, moods and illnesses. It has been proven that each person has a dominant brain biochemical. We will explore four brain types including the strengths and vulnerabilities associated with each one of them. Discover your dominant biochemical. Learn to support your unique brain type with natural supplementation and the right foods to promote optimal health. The Edge Effect by Eric Braverman, M.D. will be used as the text for the course. Please, have your book for the first class meeting (available at Amazon.com.) Class limit: 30
Instructor: Holly Weber, RN, LCSW, Psychoanalyst
Mondays, April 11 – May 16 (6 wks)
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, April 11 – June 6
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower (meet in the garden)

Eight Classic Movie Detectives (films)
See eight classic movie detectives solve some of their most-baffling and mysterious cases. Take a trip back in time to when Hollywood made these eight classic motion pictures and get the inside dope about what went on behind the scenes from instructor, Jeff Hathcock. All of your favorite detectives are here and they challenge you to try and solve these cases before they do.
Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Mondays, April 11 – June 6
10:00 AM – 1:00 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, April 11 – June 6
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Cards! Cards! Cards!
We’ll make LOTS of cards in this fun class. You will learn tricks for making quick cards, multiples and cards by the “batch,” and then adapting them for different occasions. Frequently we will exchange cards for even more variety. At the end of the session, you’ll have a “card stash” useable for all occasions. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring $20 cash to cover materials to the first meeting. Creativity will begin at the first class, so bring your basic kit (12 inch paper trimmer with ruler, black fine-tip pen, small scissors, tape runner and a small notebook). All other tools will be provided for your use. Questions about these items or about the class in general? Email the instructor:lisaspaperarts@gmail.com. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
Mondays, April 11 – June 6
12:00 – 2:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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, April 11 – June 6
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Masterpieces of Asian Art II
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. A variety of media will be used (sculpture, ceramics, painting, jade, metal,) as well as an expansive geographic area and time frame (Neolithic to the present). Areas covered include the Ancient Near East, China, India, Tibet, Japan and the Islamic World. Masterpieces II will cover different objects than Masterpieces I, but not necessary to have attended Masterpieces I.
Instructor: Delrie Hobbs, M.A., Asian Art, University of London
Mondays, April 11 – June 6
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, April 11 – June 6
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, April 11 – June 6
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

The Recorder Consort
This class provides an opportunity for the more advanced recorder players to participate in a group. 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”.
Instructor: Muriel Pendleton
Mondays, April 11 – June 6
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, April 12 – May 31
9:00 – 10:30 AM NEW TIME!
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, April 12 – May 31
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

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 will 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 class combines lectures, demonstrations, and active student participation. Instructor: Annemarie Lovdahl, CLYL, Certified Qigong and
Seijaku Instructor
Tuesdays, April 12 – May 31
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Keys to Clearing Clutter
Are you tired of clutter in your home? Are you stuck with too much stuff? 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 that you have always wanted. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Tere Sievers, M.A., M.F.T., specializing in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
Tuesdays, April 12 – May 31
10:45 – 12:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Rocking Records You’ve Never Heard Before
A presentation of great rock and roll / rhythm and blues / soul performances you’ve never heard (more or less) before or have long since forgotten. Since rock and roll crashed the scene in 1954, hundreds of thousands, perhaps over a million, records have been released, a tiny percentage ever getting serious radio play and even fewer hitting the charts. The rarest of these slabs of vinyl, put out in pressings from 100 to maybe 1,000 discs, are nearly impossible to find and expensive if you do. Expect to hear some shouting, yelping, grinding guitars and honking tenor saxes, accentuated by fake doo-wop crying and more bizarre sounds meant to sell discs.
Instructor: Steve Propes, B.A., R&B DJ on KLON 1981-1990; Charter TV DJ 1990 - 2000; taught rock history,author of 8 books on rock history.
Tuesdays, April 12 - May 31
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Showtime!
Join the OLLI Players as they prepare and present an afternoon of comedy, drama, tragedy and fun. During rehearsals you will be amazed how the acting bug will bite you! Whether you are an “old trouper” or a novice, you will enjoy the camaraderie that theater brings. The first class will determine if we do scenes or if we do a full-blown play! Don’t be worried about memorization. We have some privileges as seniors! Performance will be June 4th at 2:00 pm.
Instructor: Nancy Hathcock
Tuesdays, April 12 - May 31
12:30 – 2:30 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, April 12 - May 31
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Why James Baldwin?
It is time to revive an interest in James Baldwin (1924-1987), literary genius of all forms of fiction, provocative essayist, civil rights activist, and social critic. Class members will read and discuss his exploration of the ins-and-outs of racial, class, and sexual distinctions in the U.S. through scenes from “The Amen Corner,” a few of his many essays, and several of his stories. Baldwin reached the height of his notoriety in the 1960s and then retreated to his home in the South of France. The man who once graced the cover of Time had faded from popularity by the time of his death. Class limit: 18
Instructor: Elizabeth Karen Reinhart, M.A., J.D.
Tuesdays, April 12 – May 31
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

LA Opera Educator Series

April 12 & May 24 Specialty Topics
Take a deeper look into opera and classical music through the eyes of operaphiles as they share their passion and enthusiasm through specially prepared opera talks. Topics range from the delightful to the disastrous and everything in between!
April 26 La Boheme
L.A.Opera’s iconic production and Nino Machaidze’s role debut as Mimi includes three Operalia winners: Mario Chang, Janai Brugger, and Amanda Woodbury. Among the bohemian artists of late 19th-century Paris an impoverished young poet and a seamstress fall in love and move in together. She is fatally ill; they part, so that she can find someone better able to take care of her. Their separation brings them enormous sorrow; they reunite but it is too late, and Mimi dies in Rodolfo’s arms.
May 10 Anatomy Theater
Based on actual 18th-century texts, Anatomy Theater follows the astonishing progression of an English murderess: from confession to execution and, ultimately, public dissection before a paying audience of fascinated onlookers. Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang and world-renowned visual artist Mark Dion, Anatomy Theater is a joyous, tuneful and grisly theatrical event.
Instructors: L.A. Opera Educators
Tuesdays, 1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Conversational French
When you studied French in high school or college, you learned to memorize vocabulary, translate texts, and conjugate verbs. In this class you will practice what you have learned and increase your skills in understanding what you hear, see, and need to say in everyday life. In addition, you will learn more about French culture and practical techniques for enjoying life in the French - speaking world. Recommended preparation: previous study of French in high school or college and some proficiency in speaking and understanding French.
Instructor: Malcolm Green, M.A.
Tuesdays, April 12 – May 31
3:30 - 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

 

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, April 13 – June 1
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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
Wednesdays, April 13 – June 1
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Big Band Swing Era 1935 - 1950
Using videos and recordings, this class will explore the music of such greats as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Paul Whiteman. Along with these wonderful bands, we will experience some of the vocalists, such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and the McGuire Sisters, that accompanied the bands’ performances.
Instructor: Jim Elsten
Wednesdays, April 13 – June 1
10:00 – 11:30 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, April 13–May 11 (5 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Zen Meditation
Join Rev. Yokoyama, Long Beach Temple resident priest, in unlocking the secrets of Zen. He will show us the way of the Soto school of Zen Meditation and will discuss Zazen, body scan, quieting of the mind, relaxation, and perhaps a Koan or two.
Instructor: Rev. Yukinori Gyokei Yokoyama
Wednesdays, April 13 – June 1
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., suite 202

Arts in Chinese Life - Part II
From archeological findings of early art development to calligraphy and modern Chinese paintings, this class will focus on introducing art objects collected in Taiwan and Beijing museums. Each piece will be discussed as to its background information, its meaning in decoration, and its symbolic significance. Discussion will emphasize the significance of artistic expressions, historical background, and the role played in Chinese life. You need not have taken Part I.
Instructor: Teresa Sun
Wednesdays, April 13 – June 1
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, April 13 – June 1
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW Clubhouse 4, Art Studio (rear)

Social Realism in Hispanic Art and Film
In an attempt to understand the aesthetics and objectives shared by Art and Film, we’ll first examine the theme of relations between men and women in the paintings “Caprichos” by Francisco Goya and in Pedro Almodovar’s film “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”. The following week will focus on Goya’s denunciation of militarism in “Disasters of War” followed by a viewing of the film “Romero”, which treats the suppression of civil rights in El Salvador during the 1980s. Later, we will look at the indigenous paintings of Ecuador’s Osvaldo Guayasamin and Eduardo Kingman connecting them to the films of Luis Buñuel (Los Olvidados, La Viridiana). Finally, we take on the theme of isolation in Goya’s “Black Paintings” and the movie “Spirit of the Beehive” by Victor Erice. Should time permit, we will include the paintings of David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco and connect them to a Latin American or Spanish film with similar themes, perspectives, and aesthetics.
Instructor: Harold Cannon, Ph.D. Spanish
Wednesdays, April 13-May 4 (4 wks)
1:30-4:30 PM (3 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Travel Workshop
This unique travel program presents an informative, educational, interactive approach. 16 categories of topics include locating extensive travel resources, travel budgeting, explaining travel insurance, TSA, solo travel and packing for domestic and international travelers. We stress saving you time, effort and money, staying healthy, and enjoying local and regional cuisine. Co-instructors are experienced travelers with no commercial affiliation. They include research findings and present topics in an enlightened and fun atmosphere.
Instructors: Bob Aronson & Carol Apt
Wednesdays, May 11 & 18 (2 wks)
1:30 – 3:30 PM (2 hours)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Eight Stories... Eight Weeks
Along with the daffodils we’ll welcome spring with short stories that encompass the great variety of life’s experiences. Come and join other short story aficionados… to read and discuss works by writers, some familiar, and others totally new to you.
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, April 13 - June 1
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., room 202

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, April 13 - June 1
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Thursday Classes

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, April 14 - June 2
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, April 14 - June 2
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 will 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.
Class limit: 25
Instructor: Stu Span, B.A. Ornamental Horticulture, author, Consulting Rosarian with the American Rose Society at Roger’s Gardens
Thursdays, April 14 & 21 (2 wks)
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, April 14 - June 2
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Fear Not, I Speak Shakespeare – Act XVIII
The goal of the class is for you to enjoy Shakespeare – whether you see his plays in a film or on a stage or in your imagination. This time we’ll concentrate on only one play – King Lear. We’ll study the text and watch scenes in video, comparing actors and styles. We’ll talk about what we think life was like when Shakespeare wrote the plays, and why his work still resonates with audiences today. We welcome newcomers to the class! We’ll start out with an overview of Shakespeare’s meager biographic information and the Globe Theatre and iambic pentameter, so you can impress people at cocktail parties. It is a great joy and honor for me to share my interest and what little I know about Shakespeare with you – and to learn more together! I look forward to having you join us!
Instructor: Michele Roberge, M.A. Executive Director, Carpenter
Performing Arts Center, CSULB
Thursdays, April 14 - June 9 (no class June 2)
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, April 14 - June 2
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, April 14 - June 2
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, April 14 - June 2
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, April 14 - June 2
1:15 – 2:00 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

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 covers: the most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them and the 10 rules every investor should know. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Steve Masoner, FA
Thursdays, April 14 - June 2
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, April 14 – June 2
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, April 14 – June 2
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, April 14 – June 2
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, April 15 – June 3
8:15 – 9:30 AM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

Chinese Art History Survey
This class will include a lecture and a PowerPoint survey of the Chinese civilization from 2000 B.C. to 2012 A.D. Students will learn about the ancient and modern governments, religions, philosophies, economics, and science of China so they will better understand the art of China. In addition, students will learn about the major Chinese Dynasties and a sampling of painting, ceramics, sculpture, crafts, and architecture from each dynasty and, also, will understand the impact these have on us today. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Richard Harsh, B.A. Fine Arts, M.A. Education
Fridays, April 22 – June 3 (7 wks)
8:30 - 10:00 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, April 15 – June 3
8:30 - 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

The Revolution in Ethics
Beginning in the late twentieth century, new ways of thinking about gender roles, sex, and animals have challenged traditional morality as never before. Should we welcome or deplore what amounts to a naturalistic revolution in morality? Join our class for a lively discussion of values in conflict. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Shane Andre, Ph.D.
Fridays, April 15 – May 27 (7 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

The Mystic Tradition: What Is “IT”?
We will examine how the various spiritual traditions of the world have been transmitted by mystics, philosophers, theologians, scholars and teachers. In our own time, they now have become available and opened to all who will spend the time to study them. In addition, we 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 now culminate in Integral Studies and the necessary transcendental practices needed to empirically verify the current finding of those disciplines.
Instructor: Mark Barnett, D.D., Ms.D.
Fridays, April 15 – June 3
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, April 15 – June 3
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Coen Brothers Film Festival
This class will explore the films of the Coen brothers as directors, producers, and screenwriters. First recognized with the neo-noir hit Blood Simple, they have gone on to write, produce, and direct films in many genres. We will see 8 of the best including The Big Lebowski. The dude abides.
Instructor: Michael Gavin
Fridays, April 15 – June 3
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, April 15 – June 3
12:30 – 2:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Playreading with Alice
Choosing from the best plays of the 19th / 20th century, our group will read them aloud. Join in the reading or just come to listen. We will also learn about each playwright, discuss the meaning of the plays, and become familiar with how a play progresses from the written word to the stage. Gain insight into the role of the director, actor, designer, and, of course, the playwright. Class limit: 16
Instructor: Alice Lemon, M.A. Drama and Theatre
Fridays, April 15 – June 3
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

The Four Plans: Estate Planning 101
Planning your estate includes making four key decisions that can affect you now and later impact your estate. This four-week workshop will help you make decisions about your estate and financial plans, health care plans, and your final estate distributions.
Instructor: Susan Berkman
Fridays, April 15 – May 6 (4 wks)
2:30 – 4:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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 will cover Spanish grammar; however, emphasis will be placed on oral communication. The goal is to help students acquire more fluency. Basic knowledge of Spanish strongly suggested.
Instructor: Lilia Vergara de Owens, M.A.
Fridays, April 15 – June 3
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, April 16 – June 4 (May be changed to Fridays - call OLLI)
8:30 AM - 12:00 noon
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

 

Tough Dames, Tough Times
The Depression ushered in the beginning of women’s downfall in controlling the film system. The female writers and directors of the silent era were forgotten by the end of the thirties. The female stars that had controlled their artistic endeavors were now forced to tow the line of ruthless movie moguls like Louis B Mayer and Jack L Warner. Yet, through it all, the thirties produced some of the grittiest, sexiest, most progressive films made by and for women that the world has ever seen. Come find out how these tough dames overcame severe obstacles to create movie magic.
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock
Saturdays, April 16, 23, May 14,21 & Double Feature Days April 30, May 28 (9:00 - 2:00)
9:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Classroom

OLLI CSULB Classroom 101

OLLI CSULB Entrance to HSD Building

office

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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