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OLLI Leisure World Classes SPRING 2014



Chinese Art History Survey
This class will use lecture and a PowerPoint presentations to survey the Chinese civilization from 2000 B.C. to 2012 A.D. Students will learn about the ancient and modern governments, religions, philosophies, economics, and science of China so they will better understand the art and culture of China. In addition, students will learn about the major Chinese Dynasties and a sampling of painting, ceramics, sculpture, crafts, and architecture from each dynasty. This will help students understand the impact these have on us today. Class limit: 30
Class Leader: Richard Harsh, B.A. Fine Arts, M.A. Education
Dates: Mondays, April 14 – June 9
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Location: LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4



A History of Early Television... And the Shows that Started It
While viewing historical television shows, students will learn about the history of TV and how it was developed in the early years. In addition, a variety of “newer” shows from the 60s and 70s, most of them comedy and variety shows, will be viewed. Students will be encouraged to participate in discussions and to suggest shows they would like to view.
Class limit: 30
Class Leader: Barry Buckheim
Dates: Tuesdays, April 15 – June 3
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Location: LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3



Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. Develop better balance and increase physical strength by stretching the muscles and tendons. Bring a one-inch dowel - 1 to 2 inches longer than your height - with rubber (not plastic) end caps. Tennis shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing.
Class Leader: Lynn Marsh, M.A.
Dates: Mondays, April 16 – June 5
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Location: LW, Clubhouse 6, room



Are you known for your theatrical flare? Do friends accuse you of pulling their leg or leaving them in stitches? Well, you need to be in our class. Improvisation, acting, character analysis, live script reading, putting on a show and applause. Performance date TBD.
Class Leader: Nancy Hathcock, B.A., M.A. Theater Arts, VP of The Theatre Guild and Southeast Civic Light Opera.
Dates: Fridays, April 18 – June 6

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

“Ireland, As I’ve Seen it”
Silante (Irish for ‘health’, a common Irish greeting and toast). Failte (Welcome) to a study of Irish history and culture. I will present a personal rendition of Irish history from tribal pre-history to current, modern Ireland. This study will include elements of archeology, poetry, literature, history, politics, and later theater, music and fi lm. Voicing his experience of the Irish, Sigmund Freud said, “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.” I must admit that I’m drawn to some of the baser elements of Irish culture: the pub, the limerick, the twist of a phrase, a joke that leaves you ‘gob smacked,’ or the slow settling of a foamy head on a pint of Guinness that allows the hesitation of thirst in deference to conversation. Come ready for an open and lively discussion. Of Ireland, Chesterton said, “From the great Gales of Ireland are the men that God made mad, for all their wars are merry and all their songs are sad.” Class limit: 30
Class leader: Ladd Terry, M.F.A., Ph.D., Irish Studies from U of Ireland/ Galway, tour guide Ireland /England (Study Abroad, LBCC and OCC)
Dates: Fridays, April 18 – June 6
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Location: LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3



Please return Registration Form with your check to:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSULB
HS&D, Room 100 MS-5609
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-5609

OLLI at CSULB Office: 562-985-8237
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