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OLLI @ Leisure World  -  FALL 2017

13533 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740

L W  List of Classes (printable)



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, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13 (7 wks)
2:30 – 4:00 PM

LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4


Memoir Writing in Korean
Everyone has a story to tell to their children and others. Participants will write their stories at home, then share with classmates and receive feedback. Each week, suggestions for topics will be offered. Students will need a Korean dictionary-equipped computer.
Instructor: Joon Kim, Non-Fiction Writer; BS chemistry, Yonsei U.
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
1:30 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Law Enforcement:   Where law, science and the street meet!
With law enforcement in the news on a continual basis, wouldn’t you like to know how we arrived at where we are today? This course will present a historical view of law, law enforcement, how police departments came to be, when we began to study crime, and how we respond and address the issues of crime today. We will discuss changes in the approaches by law enforcement groups; provide specific topics that will include homicides, white-collar crime, human trafficking, gangs, and drugs. Guest speakers will offer new tools that are being used to bring perpetrators to justice. Class limit: 39
Instructor: Julio Nunez, BS
Criminology, CSULB; MPA emphasis in Criminal Justice,USC; 26 years law enforcement; 16 years fraud investigator
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 14 (7 wks)
2:30 - 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3


Watercolor for Beginners and  Intermediate Painters
Lecture and demonstration will cover fundamental watercolor concepts such as: brush techniques and color theory. Instruction will include individual hands on instruction. Instructor will give supply list the first class. Intermediate students will work on independent projects with assistance from teacher as needed.
Class limit: 20 (Beginner)
Class limit: 10 (Intermediate)
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (7 wks)
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio


Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. It will help develop better balance, increase physical strength by stretching the muscles, and supply more oxygen to the body through deep breathing. Bring a collapsible painter’s extension pole OR a one-inch wooden dowel 1 or 2 inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps (available at Ace Hardware or home supply stores). Tennis or athletic shoes, loose and layered clothing are recommended. Class limit: 25
Leader: Charles Wm. Taylor
Thursdays, Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (7 wks)
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C

Watercolor: Independant Workshop
A chance for Intermediate and Advanced students to work on independent projects with assistance from the other class members as needed. Bring your own supplies. No teacher assigned      Class limit: 20
Instructor: (Ladd Terry is absent )
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Nov. 15 (7 wks)
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio


Astronomy for the Layman
Discover the history of astronomy from astrology to cosmology, with emphasis on astronomical coordinate systems, development of the telescope from Hans Lippershey to modern day MMT and VLA telescopes. Emphasis will be on demonstration and conceptual understanding using some basic mathematics. Guest speaker will be Mike Clairmont, president of Leisure World Astronomy Club. Mike will demonstrate different types of telescopes used by amateur astronomers and invite our students to a one or two-night viewing session. Class limit: 39
Instructor: John Rogers, AA   General Tech, BA Physical Science
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
10:00 - 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Playreading with Alice
Choosing from the best plays of the world stage 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
Fridays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 (6 wks)
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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