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OLLI Leisure World Summer 2014



Being a good storyteller means transporting your listeners, along with yourself, to a new place and a new time. Stories are not just for children. To bring a tale to life, to make it live, to arouse emotions - wonder, laughter, joy, and amazement - this is the goal of the storyteller. Just as in any other art form, storytelling involves a desire to communicate to others what one finds moving. In this class we will explore the various types of stories: true experiences, fables, anecdotes, hero tales, folk
tales, biographies, etc. In addition, we will learn how to prepare the stories for telling and practice presentation skills such as vocal expressiveness and body language so our stories will delight listeners of any age. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Alice Lemon, M.A.
Dates: Mondays, July 7 – August 25
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Location: LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4



Sleep and dreaming are essentials for health and wholeness. The purpose of this class is to appreciate dreams as an art form. Each night of sleep contains 5-6 entries into unconscious dreamscape scenarios. A variety of methods will be explored for incubation and retrieval of both the contents and accompanying emotions of dreams. By focusing on
interpretive skills we can enhance our innate and idiosyncratic wisdoms.
Class limit: 15
Instructor: Barbara L. Reinhart, M.A.
Dates: Tuesdays, July 8 – August 26
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: Tuesdays, July 10 – August 28
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: Tuesdays, July 11 – August 29

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

The Short Story: Voices and Visions
Drama, confl ict, philosophy, entertainment, social commentary – the well-written short story can contain so many elements. Read thoughtprovoking selections by masters of the genre, learn more about the authors, and engage in lively discussions with class members. The Short Story Omnibus from the Great Books Foundation is loaned to class members for the session. Class limit: 15
Instructors: Fern and Arthur Ramirez, Ph.D.
Dates: Fridays, July 11 – August 29
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
Fax: 562-985-8213
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