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OLLI Pine Avenue Classes SPRING 2014


737 Pine Ave. Suite 202 - also at the Pine Ave Theater
Long Beach, CA 90813


Naturopathic Medicine: Natural & Alternative Approaches to Health Concerns
Do you want to make serious changes in your health? Dr. Barbara Rush is an Acupuncturist and Naturopathic Doctor (ND). She will be sharing the philosophy of NDs, their approaches to commonly experienced health concerns, and the other options people have in dealing with chronic health concerns. Topics will include aspects of osteoporosis, cardiovascular health, acid vs. alkaline diets, and more. Some classes will be hands on.
Class Leader: Dr. Barbara Rush, Naturopathic Doctor & Licensed Acupuncturist
Dates: Mondays, April 14 - June 9
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Pine Ave., room 202

How to Talk So People Can Listen
Sometimes, we have difficulty solving confl icts with people in our lives. This four-session course will offer you ways to think about diff erences you have with other people, and skills for dealing with difficult situations more effectively. We will look at specific communication tools, ways to develop greater compassion and empathy towards others, and new ways of thinking about issues related to power and authority. Join us for a highly interactive discussion group that will give you increased comfort and competence in handling difficult situations!
Class Leader: Susan Rice, DSW, LCSW, Professor Emerita CSULB School of Social Work
Dates: Mondays, April 14 – May 5 (4 weeks)

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 AM
Location: Pine Ave., room 202

Bicycle Safety: Beginning & Advanced
Don Moore will guide a beginning class through the rules and regulations of bicycle safety. The class will follow all safe practices in maintaining a safe experience for one’s bike. The fi rst fi ve weeks will be a beginner class. During the last three weeks students will move to an advanced workshop with instructor Chris Quint. The course will end with a two-day bicycle road trip (to be decided).
Class Leaders: Chris Quint, Master Trainer/League of American Bicyclists & Don Moore, Certified bicycle instructor
Dates: Mondays, April 14 – June 9
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 AM
Location: Pine Ave., Theater


Rail Getaways
Explore hidden So. California by rail: tour LA’s Union Station, Old Town Pasadena, Calif. Science Center in Exposition Park, or even take a train up the coast to red-roofed Santa Barbara. In 8 weeks you’ll learn the ins and outs of our Metro Rail system, our regional commuter rail Metrolink and the many fascinating trips available on Amtrak. Every 2 weeks, on Saturday, the instructor will lead optional excursions on Amtrak to Santa Barbara, on Metrolink to San Juan Capistrano and Oceanside, and on Metro Rail to destinations in LA to be chosen by the class. We will consider an overnight train option to Mary Colter’s gem of a Harvey House—La Posada—in Winslow, AZ. Learn the fascinating history of the settlement of the West by the Harvey Girls/Santa Fe railroaders.
Class Leader: Carl Schiermeyer
Dates: Tuesdays, April 15 –June 3
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Pine Ave., Suite 202

OLLI Players
“Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!” Join our merry band of performers! We are going to put on an afternoon of short
plays, maybe some improvisation, and a song or two for the public to enjoy. Develop or tune up your theatrical talents with a friendly group that is having a ball. No experience necessary - just a desire to be creative and keep your imagination tuned up! Performance date TBA at term end.
Class Leader: Nancy Hathcock, BA, MA Theater Arts, Vice Pres. Theatre Guild /Southeast Civic Light Opera
Dates: Tuesdays, April 15 –June 3
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Pine Ave., Suite 202

Making Sense of Investing
This class will cover the foundations of investing including: lessons on fixed income investments, mutual funds, asset allocation, asset management, long term care insurance, and retirement plans. In addition, we will discuss
how to evaluate bonds and how to read stock tables, along with tips in selection of a professional financial advisor and what to expect when working with one. Each class will include time for answering your specific investment questions.
Class Leader: Seve Ann Gilpin , Financial Advisor
Dates: Tuesdays, April 15 – June 3
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Location: Pine Ave., Suite 202

Chinese Calligraphy
This Chinese calligraphy class will introduce students to papers, brushes, ink, and techniques for traditional writing of ornamental or artful Chinese characters. As with Western typefaces and calligraphy, Chinese calligraphy can be of many styles and for many purposes. Rather than using a pen, however, Chinese calligraphy uses pointed brushes and requires an understanding of techniques and rules that form the basis for laying down the “bones” or “muscles” of each stroke, making up each character with control balanced with the expression of each calligrapher’s spirit or aesthetic. These classes will focus primarily on control of the brush, ink, and paper so that each student will gain a sense of how formal traditional characters are executed. As students gain strength in formal characters, we may begin to explore more expressive forms of calligraphy. But no promises as to the latter. Each student’s $10.00
materials fee will go to a brush, a stick of traditional ink, an ink stone, paper, and a pad.
Class Leader: Henry J. Josefsberg, Esq.
Dates: Tuesdays, April 15 – May 20 (6 weeks)
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Location: Pine Ave., suite 202


Hispanic Cinema
In an effort to compare perspectives of Art, Film and Existentialism and their inextricable relationship, we will look at themes dealing with spiritual isolation and alienation. In the Hispanic art world we will examine Mexican artists who belong to the contemporary movement called “La Nueva Presencia” (The New Presence) They emulate the styles of Rembrandt, Velasquez and Caravaggio but focus on a broad human condition based on “an apocalyptic postwar awareness of the Holocaust, the atomic bomb and Hiroshima.” We will view Luis Bunuel’s treatment of the docudrama as he uses real “forgotten” children on the streets of Mexico (Los Olvidados), or when he presents Jesus Christ’s story of alienation on earth (El Nazarin). We will view at least one movie that treats the world of people living under a brutal dictatorship and compare it to the decadent misfi ts of Mexican artist Jose Cuevas. Finally, and without divulging the entire line up of movies, we will enter the world of surrealism as we experience the musings of artist Salvador Dali and director Bunuel (Un Cien Andalou) followed by Bunuel’s satirical depiction of the decadent rich in the fi lm “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.” In short, we guarantee a modicum of levity and laughter combined with some serious themes and discussions.
Class Leader: Harold Cannon, Ph.D. Spanish
Dates: Wednesdays, April 16 - June 4
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Pine Ave., suite 202

Short Stories about Aging and Other Life Phases
In our class, we’ll read and discuss work by noted authors, such as Alice Munro, John Updike, Doris Lessing, and William Trevor. In addition, we will explore writers from other cultures, such as Haruki Murakami, Jhumpa Lahiri and Aravind Adiga. The stories will highlight aspects of life’s rich variety of experiences from passion and love to wisdom and loss.
Class Limit: 15
Class Leader: Mona Panitz
Dates: Wednesdays, April 16 - June 4
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Location: Pine Ave., suite 202

Music Appreciation
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.
Class Leader: Patricia Dobiesz
Dates: Wednesdays, April 16 – June 4
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Pine Ave., suite 202


Beginning Art
Come have some fun! In this class we will experiment with colored pens, colored pencils, crayons, paper, acrylic paint, and all sorts of things, to see what we can create. No artistic talent or experience required. Students will have fun exploring and learning about diff erent art media, and what each will do. A list of needed materials will be distributed at the fi rst class meeting. See you there!
Class Leader: Kristi Eaglehorse, BA fine arts; AA design & illustration; computer graphics & design
Dates: Thursdays, April 17 – June 5
Time:  11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Pine Ave., suite 202

Hollywood’s Pioneer Directors: How They Created the Movies
The famous directors of Hollywood’s early days are the directors who made Hollywood great. We will discuss directors such as D.W. Griffi th, Cecil B. De Mille, Henry King, James Cruze, Raoul Walsh and others. We’ll view their greatest, most influential silent movies and delve into the history of where the movies were made, how the directors got started, background info on the stars, etc. Join us and become involved in a very interesting epoch in Hollywood history!
Class Leader: Jeff Hathcock
Dates: Thursdays, April 17 – June 5
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Location: Pine Ave., suite 202

Friday - no classes this session

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Parking Options

• All day parking $5.00 on the South East corner of 7th Street and Pacific Avenue.
• Metered parking: 15 minutes for a quarter, 2-hour limit.
• 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

Northeast corner of 7th Street and Pacific Avenue. Long Beach Transit and Routes 51/52, 81, 91/92/93/94, 172/173/174 and 181/182. Please check a current bus schedule for route days and times. For further information, please call Long Beach Transit at 562-591-2301 or use the LB Transit web site.