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OLLI Pine Ave. FALL 2015


737 Pine Ave. Suite 202 classroom

714 Pacific Ave. Park Pacific Tower

Long Beach, CA 90813


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 - two inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps. (Available at most hardware stores.) Tennis or athletic shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing.
Instructor: Camilla Marie Gartland,
certified longevity stick instructor
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower (meet in the garden)

Might this composer be the greatest of them all? Come learn about the man and his music. Understand why Beethoven has had such an enormous influence on so many subsequent composers and has touched so many listeners. We will listen to pieces from every genre: symphonies, piano sonatas, string quartets, concerti, and much more.
Instructor: Patricia Dobiesz
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower

Personal Lives: The Great Composers
What can we learn about life and the creative process by examining the personal lives of the great composers? Come explore their worlds, personalities, tragedies, achievements…and their music!
Instructor: Patricia Dobiesz
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower

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, Oct. 5 – Nov. 30
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202



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
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Pine Ave., Park Pacific Tower

Social Realism in Hispanic Art and Film
In an attempt to understand the mutual aesthetics and objectives shared by Art and Film, the class first will 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”. Week 2 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. Finally, it may be interesting to look at the theme of isolation as represented in Goya’s “Black Paintings” and in the movie “Spirit of the Beehive” by Victor Erice. Other painters and films will be presented as time permits.
Instructor: Harold Cannon, Ph.D. Spanish
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – 20 (3 wks)
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Pine Ave, Suite 202



Horror Films of Hollywood
Thrills, chills and screams! Get ready for the best spine tingling horror films of classic Hollywood. Learn about the masters of the genre including James Whale, Bela Lugosi, and Boris Karloff and see why many of these “freaky” films are considered gothic masterpieces...and why some haven’t been seen by the public since their release! “Island of Lost Souls”, “Murders in the Rue Morgue”, ‘The Invisible Man”, “The Werewolf of London”, and more.
Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 9
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Seven Stories, Seven Weeks
Along with the cooler nights and brisker days, we welcome fall with short stories: about getting older, about staying young. Join a very congenial group to read and discuss works by writers, some of whom you know and many others whom you’ve never experienced.
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, Oct. 7- Nov. 18 (7 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., room 202



Tai Chi Chih
Come 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, Oct. 8 – Dec. 3
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., suite 202

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, Oct. 8 – Dec. 3
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202


Meet Long Beach Master Artists
This six week class will introduce Master Artists who live or have done extensive work in Long Beach within various art mediums, including dance, painting, sculpture, recycle art, video and murals. They will present an overview of what to look at when viewing their art form and tell how they create it.
Following each presentation there will be a discussion of the medium and a viewing of the artist’s art. Proposed artists: Painting: Thea Robertshaw, Dean Triolo; Sculpture: Patrick Vogel, Robin Bott, Dr. Carol Roemer; Muralists: Ramon Rodriguez, Jose Loza, Efren Luna; Recycle Art: Claudio Garzon, Paul Hogue; Dance: Maha Afra, Nanette Brodie; Video: Nima Rezai, Bill Almas. Artists are subject to change depending upon availability and have 20 years or more experience in their art form.
Coordinator: Karen Reside
Fridays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202


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Parking Options

• All day parking $5.00 on the South East corner of 7th Street and Pacific Avenue.
• Metered parking: 2-hour limit. Credit and Debit cards accepted at the meters.
• Non-metered parking: North of 8th Street on Pacific Avenue and Pine Avenue, as well as neighborhood streets West of Pacific Avenue.

Long Beach Transit

Stop on Northeast corner of 7th Street and Pacific Avenue. Please check a current Long Beach Transit bus schedule for route days and times. For further information, call Long Beach Transit at 562-591-2301 or use the LB Transit web site.