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OLLI Leisure World SUMMER 2015



Great Books Reading Group
Join us to read and discuss a new selection of short stories. The short story can be 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: 25
Instructor: Peer Led
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
2:30 – 4:00 PM

LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4



Playreading with Alice
Choosing from the best plays of the nineteenth and twentieth 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. You will 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
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Drawing for All
Drawing is basic to all art forms. Learn the fundamental techniques of Contour Drawing, Form Analysis, Rendering and Perspective. The course is intended for beginning art students although it may prove informative to the experienced art students. Students will 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, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
3:15 – 4:45 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4, Art Studio


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: 25
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 9
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW Clubhouse 4, Art Studio at back of the building


Longevity Stick – “Movement is the best Medicine”
The purpose 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 LW residents have priority registration for this class.
Instructors: Lynne Marsh, M.A.
Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 3
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C


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 will be using the highly acclaimed Voyager Tarot® deck, which is a modern pathway for spiritual seekers. Learn how to tune in to the symbols and interpret the meaning of the card. We will use “The Hero’s Journey” spread for exploring in a general way what is coming up for you in the next 3 to 6 months. The Voyager Tarot Deck can be ordered from The teacher will have decks available to borrow or to buy. Other decks are welcome.
Instructor: Donna Kannard, Ph.D., author of Trance Magic
Fridays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

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 … ( or Share findings with your knit-mates on opening day! Class limit: 12
Instructor: Jackie Thomas
Fridays, Oct. 9 - Dec. 4
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3




Please send a Registration Form with your check to:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSULB
HS&D, Room 100 MS-5609
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-5609

For more information, call OLLI at CSULB Office: 562-985-8237
Fax: 562-985-8213
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