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OLLI Class Schedule WINTER 2015

January 12 - March 9



Monday Classes

Foundations of Investing
This class will cover the foundations of investing including lessons on how to evaluate bonds, read stocks and tables, fixed income investments, mutual funds, asset allocation, asset management, long term care insurance, and retirement plans. The class also covers tips in selection of a professional financial advisor and what to expect when working with a financial advisor. Each class includes time for answering
your specific investment questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way.
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver, B.S., Financial & Marketing advisor
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
8:00 - 9:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Copy Cat Art: A Form of Pre-Art
Like to draw pictures? Like to impress or share your expertise?
In this class we 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 are provided. Arrive, relax, and enjoy drawing.
Class Leader: Patricia Woods, State Golden Bell Award for Perf. Arts; assisted by Ian Woods
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
8:15 - 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Safety Essentials for Boomers, Seniors, and Others
This course will examine the numerous safety issues that seniors and others encounter in their daily lives. Topics include: personal health safety, household, automobile, driving, fi re safety and earthquake safety preparedness. Also covered will be hazard recognition to aid in understanding the safe use of potentially dangerous products that we
come into contact with in our daily lives. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Mickey Warnock, B.A. Environmental Studies, retired
Safety Manager
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
9:45 - 11:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Longevity Stick
This class promotes physical fitness, increased energy, and mental
relaxation. Longevity stick involves gentle motions, stimulates blood
circulation, increases fl exibility, 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, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
10:00 - 11:30 AM

714 Pacific Ave., Park Pacific Tower Garden

World War II: the Good War?
The Second World War often has been described as ‘the good war’, a conflict with clear-cut villains and selfevident heroes. The war did lift the
United States out of the doldrums of the Great Depression and ultimately
brought prosperity to the nation, but in many ways ‘the good war’ was a
myth, a version of the confl ict that has been sanitized and romanticized in the popular imagination. This series of lectures will address not only the military and diplomatic issues surrounding World War Two, it will emphasize the impact of the war on Americans on the home front and abroad.
Instructor: Don Schwartz, Ph.D. Modern European History, Prof. Emeritus CSULB
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
10:00 - 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

New Color Techniques for DIY Projects
Are you willing to put a toe in the DIY (do-it-yourself) water? Try using new media like alcohol inks, inka gold paint and stamp paste, and modern decoupage to decorate or upcycle items around your house. For all levels of experience. Join us, be creative and have fun in this 2-hour hands-on class. Most projects will be completed in one class meeting. A $15 materials fee will be collected from each student at the fi rst meeting. We’ll start immediately, so bring your basic kit (small notebook, black fi ne-tip pen such as Ultra-fi ne Sharpie, small scissors, tape runner and paper trimmer) to the fi rst class. If you have questions about these items or about the class in general, please email the instructor: lisaspaperarts@ Class limit: 15
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

How Happiness Thinks
Since the dawn of time, man has been fascinated by the workings of
the human brain. Recently, scientists have been discovering the underlying dynamics that shape and infl uence our frame of mind--new ways to cope with anxiety and stress, steps we can take to crystallize our self-concept, and tools to build resilience to ride through any challenge life throws our way.
Instructor: Rabbi Abba Perlmuter, postgrad studies in Brooklyn, NY
Mondays, Jan. 12 - Feb. 23
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
(6 weeks)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Two Revolutionary Figures, Ernesto “Che” Guevara and David Alfaro Siqueiros
The two sessions will focus on the strong character of these two political
activists. The class will view the Guevara docudrama “Motorcycle Diaries” and a power point of Siqueiros in an attempt to understand why these two great forces in politics and art chose to defend the rights of the people.
Instructor: Harold Cannon, Ph.D. Spanish
Mondays, March 2 & 9
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM (2 weeks)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Music Theory and Form
Classical music listening can be enhanced by understanding certain elements. Students will learn music vocabulary, what it means for a piece of music to be in a particular key, the harmonic tensions and relaxations in music, and how different types of pieces are built.
Instructor: Patricia Dobiesz
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
1:00 - 2:30 PM

714 Pacific Ave., Park Pacific Tower

Effective Communication Skills
Participants have an opportunity to become more comfortable with self
-expression and to learn more eff ective communication skills. DVDs from The Great Courses are combined with exposure to practical communication skill building and class discussion. There will be one-on-one and small group exercises that allow the student to try out
new skills and enhance existing ones.
Instructors: Herb Glazeroff , Ph.D., & Tere Sievers, M.A., M.F.T., specializing in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
1:30 - 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

A More Glamorous You
Learn about the psychology of color, first impression, and wearing colors
that harmonize with natural skin tone. Become aware of your “fashion personality” so you can save time and money when shopping/dressing. Learn about the various body types for women and how to dress to look the very best possible. Class will also include a core wardrobe
and accessorizing session.
Instructor: Kathy Marshall, Image Consultant, Fashion Stylist
Mondays, Feb. 9, 16, 23
1:30 - 3:00 PM (3 weeks)
Pine Ave., room 202

CSI for the Potential Juror
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: 22
Instructor: John Zacha, grad student CSULB, B.S. criminal justice, minor forensic studies
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
2:00 - 3:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Financial Security for Seniors
This class will cover fi nancial concerns related to seniors. It will cover strategies to help manage uncertainty in an uncertain world. Topics include how to determine your personal risk tolerance and asset allocation, investing for rising interest rates, weathering market “ups and downs”, effective estate planning, identity theft and financial elder abuse. Each class will include time for answering your specific questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way.
Instructor: Seve Ann Gilpin, Financial Advisor
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4

Topics in Music History
Listening to classical music is a real pleasure, and can be made even more so if you learn how to listen and what to listen for. In this class we will look at the history of western art music through a series of eight topics, focusing on listening and covering social relevance, eras, composers, texture, and form.
Instructor: Patricia Dobiesz
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
2:45 – 4:15 PM

714 Pacific Ave., Park Pacific Tower

Play the Recorder
Learn to play the recorder and discover the pleasures of creating music.
The recorder is an early instrument popular during the Medieval and Renaissance time and is gaining in popularity. Come if you know nothing of the recorder or know a little. Please bring your own recorder.
Instructor: Muriel Pendelton
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Intro to the World of Shamans
Come and learn what our ancestors knew. In this experiential class the students will learn how to journey into nonordinary reality. They will experience a shamanic journey and learn how our ancestors accessed knowledge about the world around them. Shamans journey to receive information, inspiration, healing, and knowledge. This course will introduce the students to spirit helpers and other worlds. Students who
previously have taken this class may repeat it—something for everyone!
Instructor: Mushroom Montoya, graduate Fndn for Shamanic Studies
Mondays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 9
3:15 – 4:45 PM

CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107


Tuesday Classes

Meditation has been defined as a way to quiet the mind, connect with our inner self, and even heal our body. It has been used for centuries within most spiritual and religious settings. In the Western world it is being accepted not only as a spiritual practice, but also as an adjunct to other therapies to treat chronic pain, lower blood pressure, even treat PTSD. It is a useful tool for everyone to disconnect from the constant barrage of emails, negative news, and traffic jams. Carol believes daily meditation provides her with insight into different levels of consciousness. After experimenting with other forms of meditation, today she primarily uses a technique classifi ed as “open focus”. She looks forward to sharing her love for this calming and life-affirming practice.
Instructor: Carol Beckerman, M.A.
Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Mar. 3 (no class on Jan. 20)
8:15 - 9:30 AM
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, increasing 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. Athletic shoes are recommended,as is loose, layered clothing.
Class Leader: Shona Howe
Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Mar. 3
9:00 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Opera Giants of the 19th Century (Verdi and Wagner)
The Early Period
The Flying Dutchman: Wagner: A story of the legendary, ghostly,
Dutchman who must sail the seas forever unless he can find a woman who will truly love him. Story of love, redemption, and a remarkable woman.
I due Foscari: Verdi: Struggle of a father for the love of his son and the
political intrigues he must deal with as the leader of his Italian city-state. The Middle Period
Lohengrin: Wagner: Can a man stay faithful to his precepts and can
his woman accept his secrets with unconditional love?
Rigoletto: Verdi: Characters are the court jester and his beautiful daughter whom he hopes to safeguard.
The Late Period
Parsifal: Wagner: The story of the man who is Lohengrin’s father and
how Parsifal becomes the leader of the Knights of the Grail.
Falstaff : Verdi: Only comedy based on Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of
Windsor,” one of Verdi’s best -- fun from the beginning to the end.
Two Operas of Great Drama
Aida: Verdi: Story of a slave girl, so much in love with an enemy captain, that she willingly sacrifi ces herself and dies with him.
Gotterdammerung: Wagner: monumental four part series. Witness the
end of the rule of the gods and the consequences to mankind.
Instructor: Steve Kohn
Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Mar. 3
9:45 – 11:15 AM

CSULB, HS&D, room 101

This course starts with an examination of the past changes and transitions in our lives and how to better prepare for future changes and transitions. Our course includes understanding the transition process itself and a process for developing our strategies for all aspects of our lives.
Instructor: Dick McCabe
Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Mar. 3
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., suite 202

OLLI Players
Hey kids, let’s put on a show! We will put on an afternoon of short plays,
some improvisation, and a song or two for the public to enjoy. Develop your theatrical talents with a friendly\ group. No experience necessary -
just a desire to be creative and keep your imagination tuned up! Performance date TBA. $10.00 materials fee for royalty payments.
Class Leader: Nancy Hathcock
Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Mar. 3
10:00 – 11:30 AM

Pine Ave., Theater

A Play Reading Circle X
Experience drama fi rst-hand! Join this class to read plays from various
historical periods; learn about the playwrights and the times in which they lived; and discuss the signifi cance and value of each play. A list of the plays to be covered will be available at the first class. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Muriel Pendleton
Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Mar. 3
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

LA OPERA Educators Series
Tuesday, Jan. 27
John Corigliano - The Ghosts of Versailles
Trapped in the spirit world, the ghost of Marie Antoinette bitterly reflects on herfinal suff ering. Her favorite playwright tries to entertain the melancholy queen with the continuing adventures of his beloved characters from The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. But sneaky Figaro refuses to play by the script, breaking free from the operawithin- the-opera in a surprise bid for a better life. The Ghosts of Versailles turns history on its head as love attempts to alter the course of destiny.
Tuesday, Feb. 10
Gioachino Rossini - The Barber of Seville
Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the spunky Rosina, whose doddering guardian is determined to marry her himself. It’s Figaro to the rescue, as the resourceful barber conjures up wacky schemes and strategies to unite the young lovers. Enjoy one of the most playful and popular in the entire operatic repertoire.
Tuesday, Feb. 24
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro
Change is in the air and Figaro’s world is turning upside down. On the eve of the wily barber’s marriage to Susanna, Count Almaviva’s wandering eye has landed on the lovely bride-to-be. Servant and master go head to head, and even the Countess herself must spring into battle when she learns of her husband’s plans. Or is she embroiled in a liaison of her own? Mozart’s comic masterpiece brilliantly bucks the conventions of his time to deliver an ageless message of love and forgiveness.
Instructor: L.A. Opera Educators
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Long Beach Opera Presentations
Tuesday, January 20
Tobias Picker -Therese Raquin
Love surrenders to lust in this scandalous tale of primal appetites, embraced by a lavish, sensual score that mirrors the lovers’ turbulent aff air. Thérése, bound by an unhappy marriage, falls deeply in love with an old friend, but romance turns to madness when they commit a crime that will haunt them forever. Learn about this deadly ménage a trois in what Opera Now calls “a meaningful opera infused with moments of searing
reflection and luxurious sensuality.”
Tuesday, March 3
Gavin Bryars- Marilyn Forever
With its sultry fi lm noir musical palette, the opera is at once amorous and distant, accessible yet mysterious. The US premiere of Bryars’ opera is a celebration of Marilyn Monroe’s life, flashed before our eyes through a series of Hollywood vignettes as told by the men who surrounded her. Learn more about a true American icon known by all, desired by many, understood by few.
Instructor: Kevin St. Clair, DMA, USC, CA Education Program Coord., Long Beach Opera
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Social Security Secrets
Did you know there are over 500 different ways that you can claim your
benefi ts? Did you know you could claim 50% of your ex-spouse’s benefits? The average retiree leaves thousands of dollars ‘on the table’ simply because they don’t understand how to optimize their social security benefi ts. This is a chance for you to learn and help others avoid the same mistakes. John Pak, CFP®, will simplify some of the more popular rules as well as the confusing ones. Classes are open to persons of all ages who are interested in learning and discussing the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) federal program. Attendees will be able to request a free social security personalized assessment.
Instructor: John Pak, financial services
Tuesdays, Jan. 13 & Feb. 10
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Pine Ave., suite 202

Memory into Poetry: Finding Words for Your Life
Shape your life experiences into poems! We know that people forget years but remember moments. In this poetry workshop you will learn how to develop language for meaningful events as well as for the “snapshots” of your life. Each class meeting will include time to freewrite and to read aloud. Poetry by contemporary poets will provide creative
inspiration as well as spirited discussion. First-time poets welcome!
Instructor: Linda Carr, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Mar. 3
1:15 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Stepping On
“Stepping On” is research based and scientifically proven to reduce falls.
“Stepping On” is a 7-week group program with a follow-up phone call and 3-month booster session to support and facilitate strategies adopted during the program. Topics include: Exercises and Moving about Safely, Home Hazards, Vision and Falls, Community Safety,
Footwear, and more .... Class limit: 10
Instructor: Ayla Donlin
Tuesdays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 24 (7 wks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 94

Short Stories
Join us to read and discuss a new selection of great short stories. The short story is sometimes an under-appreciated art form. The author must create tone, voice, style, atmosphere, and point of view. The characters must be established quickly and efficiently. Reading materials will be provided. Class limit:15
Instructor: Dale Lieberfarb, M.A.
Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Mar. 3
2:30 – 4:00 PM

Leisure World, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Voice Class for all Levels
Bring out the best in your singing and speaking voice! A conservatory-trained teacher will provide exercises to enhance your breath control, tone quality and vocal range. Taught in a playful yet professional way, beginners and those hesitant yet curious to see just what their voice can do, are encouraged to sign up! Class limit: 12
Instructor: Harriet Bennish, Vocal Instructor/ Coach, Voice Teacher
Tuesdays, Jan. 27 - March 3 (6 wks)
3:30 – 5:00 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Wednesday Classes

Art Workshop Lab
Intended for students who have experience in painting or drawing. This nondirected time is for artists to improve painting, focusing on elements such as: colors, value patterns, perspectives and composition. Students contribute by sharing experience, exchanging ideas, feedback and critiquing each other’swork. Bring art materials and reference photos, paint your favorite subjects, explore your imagination and creativity. Choose the time you wish!
Instructors: from the group
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4
between 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

China’s Cultural and Historic Heritage
This course covers a broad spectrum of cultural topics about China’s historical, philosophical, linguistic, literary, and people who follow
the changing scenes of world affairs, this course might help broaden the understanding of the underlying cause and effect of the sociopolitical development of an old civilization. Knowledge provided may satisfy inquisitive minds on the behavior patterns of the Chinese people. Eight topics will be included. Each will deal with one distinct cultural
character. This course is a further investigation of topics taught in spring 2014 .
Instructor: Teresa Sun, BA Chinese Lit. from Taiwan Normal Un., MA
Ed. UCLA, Ph.D. Ed. Seton Hall Un.
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4
9:30 - 11:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Taking Better Photos
This class will focus primarily on composition, the philosophies of master photographers, and getting the best from your camera. Some sessions will be devoted to shooting pictures. You need not have a film or digital camera. If you do, be sure to bring it and your camera instruction manual to the first class.
Class Leader: Terry Fiskin
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4
9:30 - 11:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Self Hypnosis for Relaxation, Self Improvement, and Fun
This is a fun filled adventure into the benefi ts of Self Hypnosis and other self directed techniques which improve the quality of life. Self Hypnosis is eff ective in many areas of life including stress reduction, relaxation, pain relief, self control, positive thinking and better sleep, but best of all more JOY. Each class will end with a guided meditation.
Instructor: Donna Kannard, Ph.D., author of Trance Magic
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., room 202

The Plays of John Millington Synge
Synge is the most highly esteemed playwright of the Irish literary renaissance, the movement in which William Butler Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory made their mark at the turn of the twentieth century. We open with Synge’s life and times and then turn to his works. Watch and discuss the six plays that comprise Synge’s theatrical canon, headlined by his masterpiece – The Playboy of the Western World.
Instructors: Bill Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. & Patrick McDonough, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 101

The Travel Workshop
We will review 17 elements of travel planning for novices to experienced
travelers: planning, organizing and implementing travel, fi nding resources, reducing anxiety, traveling within budget, maximizing the travel experience for local or international destinations. is associated with any commercial travel business, organization or agency.
Class limit: 25
Instructors: Bob Aronson & Carol Apt
Wednesdays, Jan. 21 & 28
11:15 AM- 1:15 PM (2 weeks)

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

W. Somerset Maugham
Maugham was praised for his artistry and gift of story-telling. He wrote seventy- eight books and at one time, had four of his plays running in London. We will focus on how his works and films reflect his being an orphan, an expatriate, and a homosexual. Works include the short story “Rain,” Of Human Bondage, The Letter, The Moon and Sixpence, The Painted Veil, and The Razor’s Edge.
Instructor: Paulino Lim Jr., CSULB Emeritus Prof., author
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4
1:00 - 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Five Stories, Five Weeks
Let’s fight the winter doldrums with this five-week class where we’ll read short stories by award winning writers. Some stories will be familiar while others will present a new reading surprise. You can expect enjoyable and stimulating discussions, plus a chance to meet other literature lovers like yourself. The stories will be available in class.
Class limit:15
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Feb. 11
1:30 - 3:00 PM (5 weeks)
Pine Ave., suite 202

Building Blocks of Investing
We will cover a wide variety of topics related to personal investing including: basics of financial planning, how to read stock tables, fixed income investments, bonds, long term care insurance, retirement
plans, annuities, distribution options for retirement plans, and what you
should know / expect in working with a professional fi nancial planner. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way.
Instructor: Steve Masoner, Investment Counselor
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4
1:30 - 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Health Science and Health Care - Our Body Systems
A review of anatomy and physiology applied to a better understanding of
our body structure and functions in the normal, diseased, and aged states. We’ll discuss these in relation to the eff ects of environment, medications, and toxic agents. Includes a presentation of body systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and more...
Instructor: Dr. Edgar Moran
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4
3:15 - 4:45 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Even Deadlier: Further Reflections on the Seven Deadly Sins
The notion of what is sinful changes with time, place, and culture. Few people today consider shopping on the Sabbath or eating meat on Friday a threat to one’s spiritual health. Yet the seven sins listed as “deadly” by Pope Gregory I, 600 A.D., still hold a place in modern
standards. Editors from the Great Books Foundation have compiled a collection of short stories illustrating the “classic” seven deadly sins. The text contains fourteen stories that illustrate two different manifestations of each sin. Distinguished authors from a variety of backgrounds and countries include notables such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Aldous Huxley, etc. Books will be loaned to participants at the first class. Class limit: 19
Instructor: Arlene Rees
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4
3:15 - 4:45 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

The Art of Words - Creative Writing Experience
Using the Amherst Writers & Artists method, you’ll discover your unique
voice and writing style. Through the use of prompts and exercises, you’ll
explore, create and surprise yourself with weekly writings. The Art of Words offers the new, experienced and shy writer a safe and supportive space to take risks and learn from one another. No writing experience necessary.
Instructor: Marta Ceja Mora, Certified leader in Amherst Writers & Artists method as described in Writing Alone & With Others
Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Alpert Jewish Community Center
(Member of OLLI and class tuition required)


Thursday Classes

Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. The objectives include developing better balance and increasing physical strength by stretching the muscles and tendons. 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.
Priority is given to Leisure World Residents
Class Leader: Lynn Marsh, M.A. and Charles Taylor
Thursdays, Jan. 15 – Mar. 5
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Location: LW, Clubhouse 6, room C

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, Jan. 15 – Mar. 5
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Current Real Estate Trends
Have you heard that real estate is a fast changing industry? Do you want to gain a perspective to evaluate the market? Do you want to learn how to evaluate properties for sale or property management tips? Come to this class to discuss and learn about the ever-changing real estate business. See changes in lending and banking business. There is no
real estate market-it is a neighborhood market. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Alan Fasnacht, M.A., real estate agent & broker, owner: escrow & mortgage company, property mgmt.
Thursdays, Jan. 15 – Mar. 5
9:00 – 10:30 AM

Location: 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, Jan. 15 – Mar. 5
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Location: Pine Ave., Suite 202
or in the Park Pacific Tower garden

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.
Leader(s): To Be Determined
Thursdays, Jan. 15 – Mar. 5
10:15 - 11:45 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Write, Edit, Rewrite, Publish Your Non-fiction!
Have you ever wanted to see your own personal experiences or non-fi ction articles in print? This is a workshop class for those who want to write, seek honest but respectful critiquing, and get help with fi nal editing. Opportunities for publishing markets will be discussed. There is nothing quite like seeing your work in print. Class limit: 10
Instructor: Sallie Rodman, published author, Finalist Writers Digest contest
Thursdays, Jan. 15 – Mar. 5
10:45 - 11:15 AM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Investing and Managing Finances During Retirement
Some seniors may live in retirement as long or longer than they have worked. They will depend on Social Security, IRAs, Roth’s, and personal investments rather than company or government pensions. Explore topics starting with...
• Types of assessment management instruments available and the goals of each one.
• Suggestions for evaluating the eff ectiveness of professionally managed funds.
Instructor: Dennis Youkstetter
Thursdays, Jan. 15 – Mar. 5
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Beginning Art
Come have some fun! Experiment with colored pencils, crayons, paper, and acrylic paint. Learn some of the basics of art, like form and shape, perspective, layout and more. The goal is to have a painting of your own creation at the end. A list of needed materials available at fi rst class meeting. $10.00 materials fee unless student supplies own materials.
Instructor: Kristi Eaglehorse, BA Fine Arts; AA Design & Illustration
Thursdays, Jan. 15 – Mar. 5
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., room 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, Jan. 15 – Mar. 5
1:15 – 2:00 PM
Location: LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Folk Guitar
Dust off your guitar! Learn or brush up on the essentials of playing the
folk guitar. Bring any acoustic guitar (non-electronic) and start accompanying yourself and others. Learn how to tune your instrument and how to play chords, strums, and picks for folk and pop music. You’ll be making music in no time!
Class Leader: Michael Meckna, Ph.D. Music History
Thursdays, Jan. 15 – Mar. 5
1:45 – 3:15 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Dr. Allen Arnette has been teaching Asian healing arts for over 25 years.
Learn simple meditative techniques to practice in one’s daily life for physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Emphasis will be on the practice of related techniques such as breathing and light stretching. Philosophy will be taught along with the practices.
Instructor: Dr. Allen Arnette
Thursdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5-19
2:15 – 3:45 PM (4 weeks)
LifeFit Center, KIN 110B

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? If so, “catch the spirit” and join the OLLI Vocal Ensemble. We'd love to have you. There may be a $5.00 fee for music.
Class Leader: Fran Harding, Retired Music Teacher
Thursdays, Jan. 15 – Mar. 5
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Friday Classes

Senior Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi
Everything you always wanted to learn about yoga, but were afraid to try! Come prepared to participate in a relaxing, fun way to stay young in body, mind and spirit. All levels welcome, with or without a mat. Objectives: create ease in seniors who want to learn and participate in yoga; teach basic yoga skills and philosophy; help seniors learn how to breath and exercise their way to improved or stabilized mobility and health.
Class Leader: David Hennage
Fridays, Jan. 16 – Mar. 6
8:15 – 9:30 AM
Location: LifeFit Center, KIN 107

A More Glamorous You
See the class description on Monday at 1:30 - Pine Ave. location.
Instructor: Kathy Marshall
Fridays, Jan. 16, 23, 30
8:30 – 10:00 AM (3 weeks)
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Beginning Bridge
This class is for players who have had absolutely no background with this fascinating game. We will start with "Whist" and go on, one step at a time, so that each lesson will be with fun and laughter as well as instruction.
Class Leader: Inge Johnson, Retired Teacher
Fridays, Jan. 16 – Mar. 6
8:30 – 10:00 AM

Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Advance Directive Workshop
An Advance Directive is a form you fi ll out to describe the kind of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you cannot speak for yourself. Join a registered nurse, as she explains the importance of an advance directive and walks you through how to
fill out the forms. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Constance Malaambo, R.N., M.A. in Homeopathy
Fridays, Jan. 16, 23, 30
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Leisure World, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Write Yourself Well
You do not need to be a writer for this class. There is no correct way to write. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. are incidental. Each of us has faced confl icts or stressors in our lives. Your words can help you heal. This class is based on techniques in the book Writing for Wellness by Julie Davey. Subjects include choosing happiness and recapturing joy as well as expelling anger and changing priorities. Books will be available for class use. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Joan Smith
Fridays, Feb. 6 – Mar. 6 (5 weeks)

10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Leisure World, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Life and Times of Modern China
In this class we will study the culture, civilization, religion, and philosophy of Ancient China from the Han Dynasty to the time of the Chinese Republic. We will learn how Buddhism influenced China and will see the impact of Chinese philosophy on the rest of the world against the backdrop of the political and social history of China.
Instructor: Mark Barnett, D.D., Ms.D.
Fridays, Jan. 16 – Mar. 6
10:15 – 11:45 AM

CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Intermediate Bridge
If you have some bridge experience, this class is for you. We will review all of the basics and gradually learn some refinements to improve your skill in playing. This class is designed for pleasure, not competition.
Class Leader: Inge Johnson
Fridays, Jan. 16 – Mar. 6
10:15 – 11:45 AM

Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Reel Food for Thought
The movie-loving duo is back with a menu of food fi lms to digest, in part
inspired by the French epicure Brillat- Savarin. You are what you eat, he stated. If that is true, join us to view various cuisines being consumed and then to explore the eff ects of the food on body, mind, and soul. We’ll watch meals being prepared by master chefs, talented amateurs and high-tech robotic machines. Come and enjoy some reel pleasures of
the table. Bon appétit!
Instructors: Yoko Pusavat & Teresa Ross
Fridays, Jan. 16 - Feb. 27 (7 wks)
12:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Advanced Bridge
For players who know the basics and want to learn more. Learn a variety of conventions so that you can play successfully at duplicate or join strangers for bridge parties.
Class Leader: Inge Johnson, Retired Teacher
Fridays, Jan. 16 - Mar. 6
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Estate Planning 101
Planning your estate requires making decisions that will aff ect family members, friends and your current lifestyle. You must decide how much you need to live, what happens if you get ill, and ultimately who receives gifts from your estate, including charities. This workshop- style class will provide suggestions and practical tools that may make estate planning less overwhelming.
Instructor: Susan Berkman
Fridays, Jan. 16 – Mar. 6
2:30 - 4:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Virginia Woolf Invites You to the Dalloways’ Party
Is there a state of mind that Virginia Woolf labels “party consciousness”?
Do we assume a diff erent persona in social gatherings? Can we make personal connections in such situations? Explore these questions and others through the rich evocative language of Woolf’s seven inner-related short stories. Reading materials will be provided. Class limit: 18
Instructor: Elizabeth Karen Reinhart, M.A., J.D.
Fridays, Jan. 16 – Mar. 6

2:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Globalizing Your Visual and Cultural Literacy
This course will cover the challenge of “thinking with your eyes” with the
addition of “cultural literacy”. Three key terms will serve as the center of our discussions: Context, Situational Ethics, and Cultural Relativism. In order to maximize the potential of visuals as communicative agents we will consider the roles gender, age, and education play in an individual’s perceptual experiences and responses. ”Think about what you are told in spite of what you see, and think about what you see in spite of what you are told.” I invite you to join me on this exciting journey. This class is an extension of the class in Visual Literacy; but there is no pre-requisite.
Instructor: Ingrid Aall, Ph.D. Professor Emerita, CSULB (Art & Asian-American Studies)
Fridays, Jan. 16 - Feb. 20 (6 wks)
3:15 – 4:45 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Saturday Classes

Those Naughty Pre-code Movies!
In 1934 the Motion Picture Production Code was put in place to censor the “evil” seen in such fi lms as “Red Headed Woman” and “Sign of the Cross”. Come fi nd out what was so scandalous, so naughty, and so decadent that until 30 years ago, these fi lms were banned from being viewed by the public. Many current movie buff s have not seen them or know very little about them. Allyson Hathcock, a passionate and enthusiastic movie historian, will share with you the stories surrounding
each of the movies she will show.
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock
Saturdays, Jan. 17 – Mar. 7
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pine Ave., room 202


OLLI CSULB Classroom 101

OLLI Pine Avenue - Downtown Classroom

Downtown classroom










Terry Fiskin leads the Taking Better Photos class


Muriel Pendleton and Recorder class for Wellness Week


Wes Peck and the Mac / PC Computer Lab.