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OLLI Classes Fall   2019

    October 1 - November 25

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Stand Tall, Stand Strong - Day 1
This is an active class, which integrates stretching, coordination, stability, and strengthening exercises. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear and bring their own resistance bands and drinking water!! Class limit: 30
Mondays and Wednesdays  October 7 - Nov. 25
8:30 - 9:50   CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 110B

Bridge 2 - Competitive Bidding
Instructor: Hank Dunbar

Bridge 4C - Advancing Player Workshop
Instructor: Rob Preece

Bridge: 5 - Bidding / Intermediate
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez

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A Global Update - Part III
The course will begin with an in depth review of world challenges and
accomplishments. It will be followed by an update on the growing challenges between the four global giants (US, China, Russia, and India). Other topics covered are the Middle East and the Islam world, US military role, India and the Indian Ocean, the new tax law, growing debt, US global economic leadership, and the growing global trade wars. Class limit: 98
Instructor: Dick Lunde
Mondays, Oct. 7 - Nov. 25      (No class Nov. 11)
10:00 – 11:30 AM    CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Longevity Stick @ Pine Ave
Longevity Stick is a Qi Gong practice that consists of 12 easy to learn, low-impact movements designed to improve balance, flexibility, and strength. It also promotes: physical fitness,
increased energy, and mental relaxation. Join us to enjoy the benefits and have fun along the way. Bring a dowel, 1 or 2” longer than your height with rubber end caps. Wear athletic shoes and loose and comfortable clothing. Class limit:12
Instructor: Camilla Marie Gartland
Mondays, Oct. 7 - Nov. 25  (Nov. 11 class optional)
10:00 – 11:30 AM   Park Pacific Tower, 714 Pacific Ave.

The Plants Around Us
The plants and trees you see around homes, streets, and business parks have fascinating histories, purify the air we breathe, and influence climate change. Some are edible, toxic, or invasive. Come have fun and learn more! Class limit: 24
Instructor: Howard Manning,MS Safety from USC, lifelong forager
Mondays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 (3 wks)
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Foundations of Investing
Learn the essentials of investing and explore opportunities in today’s market. We’ll discuss how to select stocks, bonds and other investments, to fund your retirement. Learn to read financial statements and translate confusing financial jargon. The class will cover Social Security, long term care and ways to maximize benefits. Learn about working with a financial advisor. Each class includes time for specific questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver, CFP®, Financial Advisor
Mondays, Oct. 28 - Nov. 25  (4 wks. No class Nov. 11)
10:00 – 11:30 AM  CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Advancing Ukulele Skills - NEW - Not Beginners
Calling all ukulele players! Join the group if you want to have fun playing and learning new songs. This is not a class for beginners. It is a place to play, sing, and have fun. There will be “leaders”, but class participants are encouraged to bring songs and introduce them to the group. Knowledge of ukulele chords is necessary with an eye toward learning and developing more advanced techniques. Class limit: 25
Instructor: N. Intriere & C. Baker
Mondays, Oct. 7 - Nov. 25   (No class Nov. 11)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM    CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Fall Gardening:Don’t Allow Your Dirt To Go Fallow

Instructor: Tom Hood, BS zoology; credential in Life Sciences; taught high school biology, anatomy,physiology, environmental science
Mondays, Oct. 7- Nov. 25  (no class Nov. 11)
1:30-3:00 PM   CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Playing Modern Board Games (Adv.)
Want to keep your mind active and sharp while having fun? Then you are the perfect candidate to be a board gamer.
Learn and play modern board games
with other members in the class. This class is a higher level class than the beginner’s class--the games are more complex and challenging, but still have easy to grasp rules. Take your seat at the
table and enjoy a relaxing, stimulating, and friendly day of gaming. Class limit: 5
Instructor: Gary Page
Mondays, Oct. 7- Nov. 25
12:00-2:30 PM      Pine Ave., Suite 202

Guided Autobiography I
Recall and record the significant moments of your past through the
process of Guided Autobiography. Through this interactive class experience, you will learn the tools for writing your own life story. The first session is an orientation about the structure, expectations, and student commitments to the class. Write your own story on a new topic 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. Contact Teri at 562-637-7175 about the class. Class limit: 10
Instructor: Teri Hershberg, Cert. Guided Autobiography Instructor
Mondays, Oct. 7 - Nov. 4 (5 wks)
2:30-4:30 PM         JCC, room 27

Aging Like the Golden Girls
Inspired by the University course, “Women & Aging: Lessons from the Golden Girls”. We’ll consider biological, psychological and social aspects commonly experienced by women across the lifespan, referring to the progressive TV show from the late 80s/early 90s. Discussions will evolve around topics selected from Golden Girls episodes including: stereotypes, exercise, menopause, caregiving, healthcare, retirement, grief, and purpose. Class limit: 24
Instructor: Sarah Olson, BA Psych; MS Gerontology (pending)
Mondays, Oct. 7- Nov. 25
3:00-4:30 PM   CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Showtime Acting!
Hey kids! Let’s put on a Show! We will be concentrating on small one acts, readers theater, novelties and who knows what else! It will be an opportunity for everyone to learn, have fun, and perform! Class limit: 15
Yes, we close our session with a live performance on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2:00-4:00 PM, in HSD room 101 at CSULB,
Instructor: Nancy Hathcock, MA Theater Arts from CSULB
Monday, Oct. 7- Nov. 18
3:00-4:30 PM    CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

The Recorder Consort
This class provides an opportunity for more advanced recorder players. 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”. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Muriel Pendleton
Mondays, Oct. 7- Nov. 25  (no class Nov. 11)
3:15-4:45 PM   CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Archery  - Beginning or Advanced     Click for  FLYER

Bowling for Better Health or Advanced     Click for  FLYER

Tuesday Classes

Harmonica Workshop - Intermediate

Longevity Stick Movements
8:30 – 9:30 AM  
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 110 B

Bridge1   or   Supervised Play   
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Zen Meditation
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Navigation and Time

Jammin’ at OLLI

Chinese Art History

Creature Feature Crafts

Travels with Xuanzang

Reiki II - Advanced

INTRO to Specialty Coffee

Prevent Heart Disease



Wednesday Classes

Stand Tall, Stand Strong - Day 2
Second day of this class. (See Monday)
LifeFit Center, room 110B

Cutting the Cable (2 weeks)

All About the Apple Watch (4 weeks)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Bridge 3: Card Play/ Beginning

Bridge 4D: Intro to 2 over 1 Bidding

Bridge 6: Card Play - Int./Adv.

All: 9:30 – 11:30 AM
All: at LB Bridge Center

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Managing Anger and other Emotions

Harmonica Workshop - Beginning
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Writing and Publishing Fiction
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Booms, Busts, and Bubbles

Road to Publishing Non-Fiction

Five Stories – Five Weeks
1:30–3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Folk Guitar II & III  - Beyond Strumming

Play Reading with Alice
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

French for Travellers
3:30–5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Destination ITALY!
6:00 - 7:30
JCC, Room 27

Thursday Classes

A Novel Approach to Memoir Writing

Yoga with JeanMarie
CSULB, LifeFit Center, room 110B

Tai Chi Chih at Pine Ave.
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Beginning
10:00 – 11:00 AM - Advanced
Pine Ave, suite 202

Fear Not, I Speak Shakespeare

Social Spanish
12:00 - 1:30     NEW TIME
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Current Events: National and International Issues

Needlework Cafe -  Group A or B

Memoir Writing in Korean

Folk Guitar I

Stained Glass Making

Tai Chi Chih -LFC
2:00 – 2:45 PM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, room 107

Catch the Spirit of Music - Chorus
3:30 – 5:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Friday Classes

Not Your Daughter’s Yoga
LifeFit Center, room KIN 107

My Kid could Have Painted That
9:45 - 11:15  AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Short Stories: Dark and Light
JCC, Room 27

Elementary Japanese 101
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Foundations of Life Extension  NEW

Our Body in Health and Disease
1:30 AM – 1:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Estate Planning 101
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Conversational Spanish

Saturday Classes

Advanced Watercolor Workshop
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Hollywood Men of the 50s
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Tudors and Stuarts
12:15 – 1:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

A More Glamorous You
12:00 - 1:30 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119


OLLI CSULB Classroom 101

OLLI CSULB Entrance to HSD Building


Wes Peck and the Mac / PC Computer Lab.


Muriel Pendelton leads the Recorder group