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OLLI Class Schedule FALL 2014

October 6 - December 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, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Location: 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, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
8:15 - 9:45 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

American Government and Politics
This course is a continuation of the spring session course. The class will provide an overview of the formal institutions of American government including the Supreme Court, the federal bureaucracy, the effect of the media on politics, and how our elected leaders use public opinion. It will also consider the public attitude toward political parties and how the 2014 midterm elections might change the way government
functions. Class limit: 25
Instructor: James Espinosa, M.A. Arts, Political Science
Mondays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
9:45 - 11:15 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Longevity Stick
This class promotes physical fi tness, 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, Oct. 6 – Dec.1
10:00 - 11:30 AM

Location: Pacific Ave., Park Pacific Apartments - Tower Garden

Feel Great Again - Understand and Maximize Your Brain Biochemistry.
Solid research has confirmed that what you eat controls the way you feel. We will journey through the brain to uncover the relationship between foods, moods and illnesses. It has been proven that each person has a dominant brain bio-chemical neurotransmitter. We will explore four brain types including the strengths and vulnerabilities associated with each one of them. Learn to support your unique brain type with natural supplementation and the right foods to promote optimal health.
Class limit: 30
Instructor: Holly Weber, RN, LCSW, Psychoanalyst
Mondays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 10 (6 weeks)
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land with a rich history and multiethnic heritage. Come
and have fun exploring the many facets of its past and the people who have shaped its legacy. We will look at historical records, exemplary contributions to the arts and sciences, and so much more. This seminar includes a short movie, light readings, and open discussion.
Class limit: 15
Instructor: Josie McCausland, M.A. Middlebury College French Lit.
Mondays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 10 (6 weeks)
11:00 - 12:30 AM
Location: Pine Ave., room 202

1 - 2 - 3 Cards
In this two-hour class, you’ll learn a card making technique with the instructor and then make 1 - 2 or 3 variations by changing the theme, colors, and paper. Try the instructor’s tools to die cut and emboss. This class is for all levels of experience, so come be creative and have fun with us! Most materials are provided. A $15.00 materials fee will be
collected from each student at the first meeting. We’ll start immediately, so bring your basic kit (a small notebook, black fi ne-tip pen, small scissors, tape runner and paper trimmer) to the first class. Questions about these items or about the class in general, please email
the limit: 15
Instructor: Lisa Peskay Malmsten
Mondays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

By George! (and George and George . . .)
Historian Doreen Seelig and Art Historian Christina Alegria present the political and artistic history of England’s Georgian age. Doreen imparts a lighthearted overview of the Hanoverian Monarchy, political controversies and scandals. Christina discusses artistic highlights including satirist Hogarth and portrait artists Reynolds and Gainsborough; also landscape painters Constable and Turner. Join us for history, art and irreverent tittle-tattle!
Instructors: Chris Alegria, B.A. Art History and Comp. Literature,
master’s student Art History & Doreen Seelig, B.A. & M.A. History

Mondays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Classic Adventure Films
The class will feature 8 of the greatest adventure fi lms ever made. Motion picture writer/director Jeff Hathcock will talk about how each fi lm was made, the actors and directors, and other interesting tidbits of motion picture history. Each film will be followed by a Q & A session in which you may ask the director anything about Hollywood and the people who made it work.
Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Monday, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Pine Ave. , suite 202

LA OPERA Educators Series: Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata
In the giddy, glitzy world of Paris salons, a naive young man falls head
over heels for a glamorous courtesan. Together they trade the fast life for an idyllic love nest far from the city - until a visitor threatens to tear them apart. Adapted from Alexander Dumas’ timeless novel The Lady of the Camellias, La Traviata is one of opera’s greatest tragic romances.
Monday, Oct. 6

Henry Purcell - Dido and Aeneas & Bela Bartók - Bluebeard’s Castle

A riveting pairing of one-act masterpieces, written more than two centuries apart, explores the fine line between devotion and obsession. In Dido and Aeneas, a queen falls prey to a formidable enemy, losing her heart to a man who abruptly abandons her. In Bartók’s suspenseful showpiece, an impulsive young bride turns her back on her family, only to uncover dark truths about her new husband.
Monday, Nov. 10

Daniel Catán - Florencia en el Amazonas
A steamboat passage through the rainforest becomes a mystical voyage of discovery, each passenger harboring secret hopes of what the trip will bring. Reality and fantasy intertwine as the dangerous splendors of the Amazon test the travelers’ preconceptions of their hopes and dreams. Inspired by the writings of Gabriel García Márquez, Florencia en el Amazonas paints an intoxicating portrait of the transformative nature of love.
L.A. Opera Educators
Monday, Dec. 1
1:30 AM - 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Tawdry Tales of Our First Ladies
She’s back! This time we start with our latest gals: Bush, Clinton, Bush again and continuing backwards until we run out of time. Learn while you laugh; these ladies lived crazy lives!
Instructor: Pam Watson, B.A., teacher of English, Science, Biology
Mondays, Oct. 13, 20, 27, & Nov. 3
(4 weeks)
1:30 AM - 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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
Monday, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Short Stories
Join us to read and discuss some 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. Read authors who have mastered the art of the short story. Reading materials will be provided. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Dale Lieberfarb M.A.
Mondays, Oct. 6 – Dec.1
2:30 – 4:00 PM
Location: LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4

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, Oct. 6 – Dec.1
3:15 – 4:45 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101


Ageless Archery
Would you like to experience a joyful harmony in your mind and body with
the bow and arrow? Master the challenge of archery - through the course’s instruction and practice, the joy of shooting an arrow into the X of the target can be yours. Whether you have tried archery or have just dreamed of shooting, you will enhance your skills, enjoy this healthy activity and have a feeling of youthfulness all through this class. Materials fee of $10 to be collected at office. Equipment is provided.
Instructor: Mel Leach, Prof. Emerita, archery coach and competitor
Mondays, Oct. 13 – Dec. 8 (Note late starting date)
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Archery Field (south of softball diamond near parking lot 11)

Bowling for Better Health
Can indoor sports be fun and healthy? Come fi nd out what your bowling aptitude is! The CSU Student Union off ers “state of the art” bowling lanes. Mel Leach will give her best coaching techniques to help you learn or improve your bowling IQ. The session starts a week later than other OLLI classes – note the times below. A class fee of $20.00 is payable in cash to Student Union on first class. Fee will cover the rental of ball/shoes and use of the lanes.
Instructor: Mel Leach, Prof. Emerita Kinesiology Dept., certified bowling coach & competitor
Monday, Oct. 13 – Dec. 8 (Note late starting date)
1:30 – 2:50 PM
CSU Student Union Bowling Lanes


Tuesday Classes

ADDED - Meditation
Meditation has been defi ned 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 lifeaffirming practice.
Instructor: Carol Beckerman, M.A.
Dates: Tuesdays, October 14 – Nov. 18 (6 weeks - late start)
8:15 – 9:45 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Falls and Balance I - An Ounce of Prevention
This class will address factors that contribute to falls and ways to eliminate them. Participants receive balance and mobility evaluations before and after an exercise program designed to improve balance and decrease the risk for falls. Participants must be able to walk a distance of 200 feet without an assistive device, stand for 45 minutes with minimal rest, and have no cognitive impairment or unstable medical conditions. The results of the evaluations will be used in a research project. Class limit: 35
NOTE EARLY STARTING DATES FOR THE CLASS. Class is held on TWO days each week and will finish the week before Thanksgiving.
Instructor: Dr. Olfat Mohamed, Physical Therapy Dept., CSULB
Tuesdays AND Thursdays, Sept. 23 – Nov. 20
8:30 – 9:50 AM
Location: LifeFit Center, KIN 107

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
Dates: Tuesdays, October 7 – Dec. 9
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, meet at room 101
and outdoor patio

Spanish: Pronunciation, Reading,& Vocabulary Acquisition
This course is designed for students with no, or very little, prior knowledge of Spanish. Students will learn to pronounce, read, and spell Spanish correctly. During this process a considerable recognition vocabulary will be acquired. This class will be preparation for transition to the next level: classes in Spanish grammar and/or conversation. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Murray Sokoloff , B.A., M.A.
Dates: Tuesdays, October 7 – Dec. 9
Time: 9:00 – 10:15 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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.
Instructor: Various
Dates: Tuesdays, October 7 – Dec. 9
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

OLLI Players
“Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!” Join a merry band of performers! We are
going to put on an afternoon of short plays, 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!
Performance date: December TBA
Class Leader: Nancy Hathcock
Dates: Tuesdays, October 7 – Dec. 9
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Location: Pine Ave., suite 202 or Theater

For Women Only
Have fun learning the latest makeup tricks to maintain a more youthful look. Wearing the correct colors for your makeup and clothing can improve your appearance. Learn how to mix, match, and multiply
clothing to extend your wardrobe and how to accessorize. Never again will you have to say, “I don’t have a thing to wear.” Come enjoy this confidence building experience. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Joy Grand, Certified Image/Makeup Consultant
Dates: Tuesdays, October 7 – Dec. 9
Time: 10:30 – 12:00 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Still Following the Yellow Brick Road
After an introductory class discussion about the meaning and purpose
of ‘art,’ we skip together down the ‘The Yellow Brick Road,’ which is continuously being re-paved. Using the campus and community as our lab, we visit local museums, attend plays, read reviews, report our impressions and voice our opinions. Join in the journey.
Instructor: Shirle Gottlieb, art and theatre writer/reviewer/critic/lecturer, Instructor L.A. Drama Critics Circle
Tuesdays, October 7 – Dec. 9
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

The National Football League: from the Backroom to the Boardroom
The year was 1920! A group of mildly successful businessmen gathered in Canton, Ohio, and mapped out a plan to change pro football from a chaotic game of disrepute to something that could be called an organized league. These were optimistic men, but not even the most far-sighted among them could have imagined that the National Football League would take over the country. Through lecture, fi lm clips and demonstration, this class will follow the history of the NFL from its inception to the present day – from the backroom to the boardroom – and its impact on American business, language, and culture.
Instructor: Bob Cooney, B.A., M.A.
Tuesdays, October 7 – Dec. 9
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Ram Bhakt, founder of the Long Beach School of Yoga, is an experienced teacher of yoga who lives and works under the philosophy of timeless wisdom, modern lifestyle, and connection to beauty. His approach to teaching yoga is to focus on building students’
sensitivity, strengths, and mental clarity through body awareness and spiritual insights revealed through practice.
Instructor: Ram Bhakt Rezal, certified Ayurveda therapist @ Ayurveda Retreat Hospital in India
Tuesdays, October 7 – Dec. 9
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: Pacific and 7th, Park Pacific Apartment Tower, meeting room

Art Since the Italian Renaissance
Join us in a discussion of European Art history. History is a record of change. Art history is a record of cultural change. During the Middle Ages (400 to 1200 AD) European culture was focused on tribal, feudal, and religious imagery. By the late medieval period, change was initiated by exterior forces that included European contact with Islamic and Asian cultures. Dr. Terry will present the fl ow of Art History from Early Renaissance to the present. We will examine not just the objects of art but also the reasons for such art. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Ladd Terry, M.F.A. Art, Ph.D. Psychology
Tuesdays, October 7 – Dec. 9
2:30 – 4:00 PM

Location: Leisure World, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Conversational French
When you studied French in high school or college, you learned to memorize vocabulary, translate texts, and conjugate verbs. In
this class you will practice what you have learned and increase your skills in understanding what you hear, see, and need to say in everyday life. In addition, you will learn more about French culture and practical
techniques for enjoying life in the French - speaking world. Recommended preparation; previous study of French in high school
or college and some profi ciency in speaking and understanding French.
Instructor: Malcolm Green, M.A.
Tuesdays, October 7 – Dec. 9
3:15 – 4:45 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Greening your Lifestyle: Six Steps
Our consumer choices, habits and lifestyle have a local and global impact. The items we consume: housing, furnishings, clothing, transportation, travel, food, recreation, entertainment and disposables mainly come from nonrenewable natural resources produced in far away lands and have a cradle-tograve lifecycle. Employing a sustainable paradigm for all of your consumer choices will allow you to have a smaller footprint, (ecological and carbon) on the planet and live a healthier, guilt free existence. Consumer models, field trips and personal experiments will help pave the way to become a conscientious
global citizen.
Instructor: Nadine Bopp, MLA (Master of Landscape Architecture),
Tuesdays, October 7 – Nov. 18 (6 weeks)
7:00 –8:30 PM
Alpert JCC, room TBD
(OLLI membership of $40 required plus class tuition of $10)


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 October 8 – Dec. 3
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Elementary Japanese 101
Students will be coached in polite expressions and “survival Japanese” and given further insight on Japanese daily life and customs. “Hiragana” and “Katakana” (the two Japanese syllabaries) will be introduced in connection with basic reading and writing. CDs and video clips featuring native speakers will be used regularly to facilitate listening and speaking. Class limit: 25
Instructor: William J. Teweles. Ph.D.
Wednesdays October 8 – Dec. 3
8:15 - 9:45
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

8 Great Movie Comedies
If these don’t get you laughing, nothing will! We’ll take a look at “Movie
Crazy” starring Harold Lloyd. Hal Roach comedy shorts starring Laurel
and Hardy, “Animal Crackers” starring The Marx Brothers, and many more. Hathcock will discuss how the movies were made, about the movie stars, and other things you’d like to know about Hollywood.
Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Wednesdays October 8 – Dec. 3
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 October 8 – Dec. 3
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

National Security & Civil Liberties
The Constitution gives the federal government limited powers. The Bill
of Rights further restraints those limited powers. Do our concerns about national security allow our government to exceed those constitutional limitations? We will explore the constitutional issues involved when we use a drone to kill an American. We will examine domestic surveillance and fundamental 1st and 4th Amendment rights as well as secrecy and the First Amendment. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Joe Ribakoff , J.D.
Wednesdays October 8 – Dec. 3
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Ukulele 101 & 102
Beginner Class: Learn 10 songs in 10 minutes! No prior musical training necessary. This is a hands-on class and you will be amazed by what you learn. Bring your uke and plan to have fun!
Beyond Beginner: Learn new strumming techniques. Learn to recognize
chord patterns. Learn simple chord melodies and tips and tricks to
enhance your playing skills.
Class Leader: TBA
Wednesdays October 8 – Dec. 3
12:45 – 1:45 PM - Beginner Class
2:00 – 3:00 PM - Beyond Beginner
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 10

Four Stories - Four Weeks
We’ll usher in our fall session with four stories that should maintain your interest from start to finish. Come and join us. We promise stimulating discussion, new friendships and the excitement of reading authors you may never have read before. Class limit: 18
Instructor: Mona Panitz
Wednesdays, Oct. 8 – 29 (4 weeks)

1:30 – 3:00 PM
Location: Pine Ave., suite 202

Short Story Masters
We’ll discuss stories from short story masters such as Jorge Luis Borges, Kathrine Anne Porter, Flannery O’Connor, and Nikolai Gogol. An emphasis will be placed on how each story is told from a psychological perspective. Copies of the stories will be made available to class participants.
Instructor: Dr. Bernard Natelson
Wednesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3 (4 weeks)
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Pine Ave., suite 202

Financial Rules of the Road
The “Road to Financial Independence” begins with a few simple rules. Why are some people more successful investors than others? Are they luckier? Probably not. Do they know a secret? Defi nitely not - because there are no real secrets to investing. But there are rules you can follow to work toward your goals. The course covers: the most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them, inviting strategies to help reach your long-term goals, and the 10 rules every investor should know. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Steve Masoner, Financial Advisor
Wednesdays October 8 – Dec. 3
1:30- 3:00 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Exploring Art Through History
In this course, taught by graduate students from CSULB’s School of Art, you will learn about art spanning many time periods and cultures. An article about Amanda Wada, class coordinator, and the other class leaders, class topics and dates can be found on the back page of
The SUN newsletter. (See the MENU on the left )
Instructors: Amanda Wada and fellow Art Graduate Students
Wednesdays October 8 – Dec. 3
3:15 - 4:45 PM

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 final editing. Opportunities for publishing markets will be discussed.
There is nothing quite like seeing your work in print. Class limit: 10
Instructor: Sallie Rodman, Certificate Professional Writing, Published
in over 36 Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Finalist Writers Digest Annual Writer’s Contest
Wednesdays October 8 – Dec. 3
3:15 - 4:45 PM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119


Thursday Classes

Falls and Balance II - An Ounce of Prevention (con’td)
This class is held on TWO days each week and will address factors that contribute to falls and ways to eliminate them. NOTE EARLY STARTING DATES FOR THE CLASS. See Tuesday description.
Instructor: Dr. Olfat Mohamed, Physical Therapy Dept, CSULB
Tuesdays AND Thursdays Sept. 23 – Nov. 20
8:30 - 9:50 AM
Location: LifeFit Center, KIN 107

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, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Location: LW, Clubhouse 6, room C

A Novel Approach to Memoir Writing
Write a living legacy for your family and generations to come. Tell where you came from, who you are, your dreams and feelings, and the depths of your soul. Beginning writers will be introduced to writing techniques of using dialogue, dialect, and syntax and how to write from the heart. Learn from exposure to your classmates’ writings and from critiques of your own submissions.
Class Leaders: Florence Dodge & Josephine Fitzpatrick
Thursdays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Advance Directive Workshop (2 parts)
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. It tells your family and your doctor what to do if you’re badly hurt or have a serious illness that keeps you from saying what you want.
Instructor: Constance Malaambo, R.N.
Thursdays, Nov. 6 & 13
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Nov 6 AND 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, Nov. 13

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, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Pine Ave., Suite 202
or in the Park Pacific Tower garden

Fear Not, I Speak Shakespeare Act XV
Working our way through the canon, this course will study Titus Andronicus. and Romeo and Juliet. They both should engender a bit of healthy discussion! The goal of the class is for you to enjoy Shakespeare – whether you see his plays in a fi lm or on a stage or in your imagination. Don’t fret if you are new to the class – we’ll start out with an overview of Shakespeare’s meager biographic information and the Globe Theatre and iambic pentameter (so we’ll have a sense of how and where he was writing). If you’ve taken this class before and want to skip the introductory class of material you’ve already heard, I wouldn’t blame you. It is a great joy and honor for me to share my interest and what little I know about Shakespeare with you – and to learn more together! I look forward to
having you join us!
Instructor: Michele Roberge, M.A. Exec. Director, Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
Thursdays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
10:15 - 11:45 AM

Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Intelligence Community-Revisited
Who Are Our Spies /What Do They Do?

An updated look at the 17 organizations of the US Government that make up the “Intelligence Community.” Through lectures, presentations, videos and, perhaps a guest speaker or two, learn how these organizations came to be, how they work, who they report to, and who provides oversight to them. In light of the Snowden revelations, there will be coverage of the National Security Agency’s roles and missions. Discussion topics enable the class to present opinions of the intelligence community.
Instructor: Len Jacobson, M.S.E.E.
Thursdays, Oct. 16 – Dec. 4 (7 weeks - starts 1 week later)
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
1:15 – 2:00 PM
Location: LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Beginning Art
Come have some fun! We will experiment with colored pens, colored pencils, crayons, paper, acrylic paint to see what we can create. No artistic talent or experience required. Explore and learn about different
art media and what each will do. A list of materials will be distributed at the first class meeting. $10.00 materials fee unless student supplies own materials.
Instructor: Kristi Eaglehorse, BA Fine Arts; AA Design & Illustration;
Thursdays, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Location: Pine Ave , room 202

Naturopathic Medicine & Philosophy—What is it?
Do you want a diff erent approach to your current health concerns?
Dr. Rush will discuss the Philosophy of Naturopathic Doctors and why
getting to the root cause of your health issue is the most important aspect of changing your current condition.
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Rush, Naturopathic Dr. (ND), Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)
Thursdays, Oct. 9 – Nov. 6 PM (5 weeks)

1:30 - 3:15 PM
Location: Pine Ave, Park Pacific Tower

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, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
1:45 – 3:15 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

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, Oct. 9 – Dec. 4
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, Oct. 10 – Dec. 4
8:15 – 9:30 AM
Location: LifeFit Center, KIN 107

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 highly encouraged to sign up! Class limit: 12
Instructor: Harriet Bennish, Vocal Coach/ Instructor/ Voice Teacher
Fridays, Oct. 10 - 31 OR Fridays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 5
8:15 – 9:30 AM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

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, Oct. 10 – Dec. 4
8:30 – 10:00 AM

Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Geopolitics in the 20th and 21st Centuries
This class will help us understand the symbiosis of geography and politics and identify and deal with the looming, growing crisis in world aff airs called geopolitics. In times of great upheaval “maps” are important as a beginning of understanding the historic importance of what comes next. Understand more how history and geography play a fundamental
role in understanding major current Geopolitics. Some current topics include: Putin and his passion to reestablish the Great Russian Empire
and Iran and the dream to reestablish the glory of the Persian Empire.
Instructor: Dick Lunde, Ph.D., History
Fridays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 4
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Leisure World, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Life and Times of Ancient China
We will study the culture, civilization, religion, and philosophy of Ancient China from the Pre-Dynastic Era through the Early Dynasties to approximately the Han Dynasty, which was concurrent with the Roman Empire. In this survey, we will focus on Confucianism and Taoism
upon the backdrop of the political and social history.
Instructor: Mark Barnett, D.D., Ms.D.
Fridays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 4
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, Oct. 10 – Dec. 4
10:15 – 11:45 AM

Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Mural Walk
Come join Karen in a special art program that gives the back-story to six
major outdoor murals of Long Beach. She will present the history of one of these murals in the fi rst hour and the second hour will be a walking tour of the piece itself. This gives one an opportunity to see the great masterpieces plus a pleasant walking tour.
Instructor: Karen Reside
Fridays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 4
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Pine Ave., Theater

Woody Allen and the Meaning of Life . . . Fun, Film, and Philosophy
Can you think and laugh at the same time? Join our electric discussions of this session’s new slate of eight Woody Allen fi lms—farcical, ironic, and existential. As the Shakespeare of our time, Woody Allen draws from Kafk a, Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, fi lm noir, jazz, and Howard Cosell. Dr. Linda Carr provides provocative questions to understand our foremost intellectual filmmaker and his take on our mash-up contemporary culture. Take away the fun and insights to your dinner pals!
Instructor: Dr. Linda Carr, USC dissertation “Humor as a Cognitive and
Rhetorical Strategy in the Poetry of G. Stein, D. Parker, A. Sexton.”
Fridays, Oct. 17 – Dec. 12 (Note late start date)
12:15 – 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, Oct. 10 – Dec. 4
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 119

POV - Point of View
Documentary fi lms by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) will be presented to challenge your mind and stimulate discussion. Award-winning documentaries cover issues relevant to everyone and offer diff erent worldviews. Schedule of these wonderful films will be available on the first day of class.
Instructor: Karen Reside
Fridays, Oct. 10 – Nov. 14 (6 weeks)

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Pine Ave., Theater

Acting with Alice
Develop your creativity! Gain poise and confi dence in front of an audience! All this and more await you in our basic acting class. Participation in theatre games, improvisations, monologues, and scene study will help heighten your imagination and sharpen your sense of
observation. If you’ve ever wondered how actors learn their craft, this course is for you. There is no memorization required. Class limit: 18
Instructor: Alice Lemon, M.A.
Fridays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 4

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

Conversational Spanish
This class, taught entirely in Spanish, will focus on spoken language used in everyday conversation, as well as on the culture and traditions of various Spanish-speaking countries. Class content will cover Spanish grammar; however, emphasis will be placed on oral communication. The goal is to help students acquire more fl uency. Basic knowledge of Spanish strongly suggested.
Instructor: Lilia Vergara de Owens, M.A.
Fridays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 4
3:15 - 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101



OLLI CSULB Classroom 101

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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.