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In the Spotlight

by Sylvia Manheim

Summer is upon us, vacationtime, visiting friends and family.
A time to relax, take some classes at OLLI, eat salads and hopefully experience new adventures.
Janie Payan did her magic again by putting together
wonderful baskets of auction goodies for our 9th Art Gallery Show in February. Congratulations to Carol Wilner for winning two baskets. How lucky can one get! Our OLLI Executive Committee and a CSULB architecture team is working on a way to make our lobby more comfortable with new seating for our ever growing student
bettyOur deepest sympathy to Betty Hutchens, whose son Richard
Michael Kronin, an artist, died
of a heart attack. To add to her grief,
Betty’s cat Simba also passed this
month. In spite of great losses in her
life, Betty feels blessed to have been
a mother of her successful and loving
ralphRalph Staunton, a long time OLLI member and volunteer, has changed his address and wants to hear
from his OLLI friends. We miss him in CURRENT EVENTS class! His new address is: Sunnyside Retirement Center
22711 S Vermont Ave Torrance, CA 90502
Renee Simon and Jack Blecher took a trip to Mexico to study Spanish and lived with a host family who only spoke Spanish.
Two weeks later they became totally bi-lingual. We may consider a Spanish edition of The SUN! Buenas dias mis amigos!jack
Barbara Stevens, a long time member
of OLLI, at 93 can no longer attend classes and misses her friends she so loved. We all wish
her well. We wish Cheryl Clark, OLLI student
and instructor, a speedy recovery from hip and other illnesses. We all
miss her and look
forward to her return as soon as possible.
Congratulations to Pat Wrenn, co-chair
of the curriculum committee, who still keeps on working with a broken ankle. What a lady!
Our fellow student Stu Span gave two lectures on roses at Leisure World. He worked many years at Roger’s Garden and shared his
knowledge and expertise on roses. He has even written a book on his favorite flowers. It was a smashing success! Thank you, Stu.

garyOur CURRENT EVENTS class instructor, Gary Colboth, is working hard
to expand our OLLI library in room 101. Bring your books that you have read and exchange them for diff erent
books donated by fellow students. We all
can continue to support our library and help
it fl ourish. As a favor to me, Gary transferred many books from the personal
library of the late Dr. Jerome Manheim
and delivered them to the math dept. at CSU Dominguez Hills. Thank you, Gary.

Vivian Jacobi Arluk received the
prestigious “Judge’s Award” blue ribbon
for Best in Show at Leisure World’s Art
League on February 27. Congratulations.

Turn Your Dreams
into Art

Barbara Reinhart believes in keeping it all in the family. Barbara is the mother of another of our new instructors in Leisure World, Elizabeth Reinhart, who taught for the first time this winter for OLLI about Virginia Woolf.
is the title of the class Barbara will be teaching this summer in Leisure World. Barbara tells us the purpose of the class is to
appreciate our dreams as an art form. A variety of methods will be explored in order to incubate and retrieve the contents and the emotions in our dreams.
Each night of sleep contains five or six entries into our unconscious dreamscaped scenarios. Sleep and dreaming are essential for our health and wholeness. The class, she says, “will focus on interpretive skills, and will enhance expressions of our innate wisdoms.”
B a r b a r a has worked as a psychotherapist and has studied
neural psyc h o l o g y. She has a
Mast e r ’s from UCLA
in organizational development and has lived in LW for fif teen years.
Welcome to OLLI!