FALL 2013: OLLI Courses

OLLI members have first priority registration for courses. Anyone may register for an OLLI class; however, nonmembers must pay $25 additional fee per class. Up until the week before the course begins, nonmembers may be dropped from the course if space is limited and members wish to enroll.

The Course Index

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Course Title Day of Week Start Date
Winemaking in Humboldt County Sun. 09/22
Conductor's Notes Sun. 12/15
The Music Man: Behind the Scenes Sun. 12/01
Our Pathways to Health Mon. 10/07
Tai Chi Made EZ for Beginners - Session I Mon. 09/09
Tai Chi Made EZ for Beginners - Session II Mon. 10/21
Gentle Yoga - Session II Mon. 10/07
Gentle Yoga - Session IV Mon. 12/02
Born to Move! Rediscovering Your Inner Exerciser Mon. 10/28
Judging the Supreme Court Mon. 10/07
The Universe in a Nutshell Mon. 09/09
Mid-Life and Beyond Mon. 10/07
Nepal: The Tour Without the Airfare Mon. 12/02
Photography 101: Beyond Snapshots Tues. 10/22
Gentle Yoga in Ferndale Tues. 09/10
Impressionists on the Water Tues. 09/03
Gentle Yoga in Ferndale Tues. 10/01
Seven Major Intergovernmental Organizations Tues. 10/15
Gentle Yoga in Ferndale Tues. 10/22
Post-Totalitarian Societies Tues. 11/12
Life and Films of Stanley Kubrick Tues. 10/01
Gentle Yoga - Session I Tues. 09/10
Gentle Yoga - Session III Tues. 11/05
Longitude: Instruments for Navigation Tues. 10/01
Cultural History of Europe Tues. 09/03
Humboldt County Folklore Tues. 10/08
Beginner's French Tues. 09/03
MS Word for Beginners Tues. 09/03
Discovering Mexico Tues. 10/29
Close to the Bone: Writing From The Inside Out Tues. 09/10
Writing as a Spiritual Journey Tues. 10/22
Fiction Writing Workshop Tues. 11/05
A Community of Writers Tues. 09/17
HSU Centennial: 100 Years at HSU Wed. 09/04
The von Humboldt Project Wed. 11/06
The Art of Living Wed. 09/11
HSU Highlights Wed. 09/18
Creating Community Assets Wed. 08/28
North Coast Aviators Wed. 10/23
For the Love of a Horse Wed. 11/13
Trading the Palate: Humanity, Plants, and Evolving Cuisine Wed. 10/16
Discover the Native Plants of the Headwaters Forest Reserve Thurs. 11/14
Pilates Plus - Session I Wed. 09/04
Pilates Plus - Session II Wed. 10/16
Before Columbus Wed. 10/30
Beginning Bridge Wed. 10/02
Intermediate Bridge Wed. 10/02
Memoir: Writing Your Life Story Wed. 09/25
Moving Your Words: A Writing Class: SOHUM Wed. 10/16
Writing Your Life: SOHUM Wed. 10/16
Telling Our Stories Wed. 10/09
Book Arts: Blizzard Book with Nature Prints Sat. 09/05
Ink, Brush, Pen Thurs. 10/03
SoulCollage Thurs. 10/17
Book Arts: Miniature Book and/or Holiday Ornament Thurs. 12/05
Intercultural Communication Thurs. 11/14
Trouble in Paradise Thurs. 11/07
Winterize Your Wildlife Garden Thurs. 09/12
Mushroom Walk Thurs. 11/07
Alexander von Humboldt Thurs. 10/10
The History and Mystery of Pi Thurs. 10/31
Russian Alaska: 1730 to 1870 Thurs. 10/17
Conversational French Thurs. 11/07
Fingerpainting on Your iPad, a Beginning Class Thurs. 10/03
Fingerpainting on Your iPad, the Next Level Thurs. 10/17
Take it Slow: Take the Train Thurs. 09/12
Digital Storytelling Thurs. 10/17
Moving Your Words: A Writing Class HBAC Thurs. 10/17
Writing Your Life HBAC Thurs. 10/17
The Coming of the American Civil War Thurs. 11/07
Friendly Fire: Role of Fire in Redwood National Park Fri. 11/15
Our WWII Home Front Fri. 10/11
Great Events in Media History Fri. 09/06
Introduction to Steel Drums Fri. 10/04
Colombia: History, Geography, Culture, Cuisine, and Birds Fri. 11/22
Salute to Seniors Sat. 09/07
Sequoia Park Zoo Sat. 10/05
Water Safety: Humboldt Beach Watch Sat. 10/26
Earthquakes & Tsunamis Sat. 09/07
Greenwood Cemetery Sat. 10/05
Humboldt Bay Brass Band Sat. 11/09
Armchair Traveler: West Side Road Sat. 12/14
Humboldt Links to Golden Gate Sat. 11/02
Using Genetics for Genealogy Research Sat. 10/19
Genealogy and Family History Sat. 09/21
Peace Corps for Boomers and Beyond Sat. 10/05


The Art of Living

Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch
Presentations & Discussions

All Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch sessions are noon-1:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center, Eureka.

The sessions are FREE to OLLI members.

To reserve your free seat for any session, call OLLI at 826-5880, or stop by room 208 during OLLI office hours at HBAC to reserve a seat.

1st Wednesday...

HSU Centennial: 100 Years at HSU

Join Humboldt State University Special Collections librarian Joan Berman to explore the relationship of Humboldt State University to the communities and places of Humboldt County as documented by Humboldt Room collections. She will be joined by key players in the stories.

Sept. 4 - The First Centennial Project: The book, Humboldt State University, by Katy Tahja, 2010, provided the HSU collections staff a crash course in organizing the university’s historical photos.

Oct. 2 - Homecoming Over the Years: Gain insight on why HSU still has a football team as well as other athletic events from Rowing on the Bay to the Clam Beach Run.

Nov. 6 - Training Teachers has been a core community service from the Normal School to the College Elementary School (CES) to HSU College of Education.

Dec. 4 - Visual & Performing Arts in Humboldt County as a legacy of Homer P. Balabanis, faculty member, dean, administrator at Humboldt State University 1923-1963.

The series will continue in the Spring.

All sessions held noon-1:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center, Eureka.

Joan Berman has been a librarian at Humboldt State University since 1972 with prior experience as a children’s librarian in the Bay area and a reference Librarian at UC Berkeley. She became head of the HSU Library Humboldt Room in 1997.

2nd Wednesday...

Conversations on Creative Aging & Living Life Beyond 50

Join HSU Alumni for conversations on creative aging – the challenges, choices, realities and possibilities of living life to the fullest. Each month a member of our community who graduated from HSU will make a presentation followed by discussion and closing remarks.

This is an opportunity to connect with friends for lunch, meet other OLLI members and share.

All sessions held noon-1:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center, Eureka.

Sept. 11 - John and Natali McClurg are the owners of Fire & Light Originals. John earned his degree in business from HSU and Natali earned her social science degree specializing in psychoneuroimmunology. Before they purchased Fire & Light in 1996, John was a CPA and Natali was a mom and a hospice nurse.

Oct. 9 - Sam Pennisi graduated from HSU in 1969 in forest management and completed his masters in landscape architecture and environmental planning from Utah State. He returned to HSU and taught an environmental planning course for 12 years, and served on the Arcata City Council for 16 years including a term as mayor. Today Sam and his wife Sharon Ferrett, own and operate the Lady Anne Bed & Breakfast in Arcata.

Nov. 13 - Julie Fulkerson has multiple degrees from HSU including bachelor’s degrees in German, English and music, secondary teaching and counseling credentials and a masters in psychology with an MFCC license. Julie served as Humboldt County third district supervisor as well as mayor and city council member in Arcata and Trinidad. As founder of Plaza Design and Cascadia Leadership Training, Julie is a community and business development consultant.

3RD Wednesday...

Highlights of Humboldt State

Humboldt State University has 100 years of rich history. Join OLLI for an insider’s look at some of the programs and activities that currently contribute to the outstanding reputation of Humboldt State University in higher education.

All sessions held noon-1:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center, Eureka.

Sept. 18 - Women Athletes of HSU: History is written through the eyes of the victors, which means the tales of women athletes got short shrift at HSU for much of the last century. No more. Freelance writer Carol Harrison was a high school sophomore when Title IX became law in 1972. She went on to spend 25 years as a college women’s basketball coach at three institutions. Her anecdotes and experiences – 16 years of them at HSU – should make for a lively retrospective of gender equity highs and lows.

Oct. 16 - A Clean Energy Future: Hear what the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) at HSU is doing to implement clean energy. Learn about local and global efforts at SERC to bring clean and renewable energy to Humboldt County and beyond. Richard Engel is a senior research engineer at SERC. His recent work includes renewable energy research and teaching in El Salvador and India. This year he turns 50 and looks forward to joining the OLLI community

4th Wednesday...

Creating Community Assets: A Community Forum

Individuals and groups in Humboldt County have visualized and created positive change resulting in programs and businesses such as Access Humboldt, Pathways to Health, Open Door Clinic, Visiting Angels, Kokotat, Wing Inflatables, Arts Alive, Fire & Light, and Baroni Jewelry, as well as environmental achievements represented by the Lost Coast Preservation, the Arcata Marsh, the Community Forest, Humboldt Baykeepers, and the thriving oyster business.

How did these achievements happen? The presenters in this forum will narrate these creation stories: How the ideas developed, who was involved, and how the project or business evolved to become a major community asset.

All sessions held noon-1:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center, Eureka.

Aug. 28 - Our Pathways to Health: Pathways to Health is known in Humboldt County for its popular programs addressing chronic health challenges. Michelle Comeau, its operations coordinator, will explore the program’s goals, successes and growth.

Sept. 25 - The Eureka Zoo: How did the small city of Eureka create and maintain a nationally-accredited zoo? Gretchen Ziegler, zoo manager, will share how the Sequoia Zoo got started, its evolution, and the many programs it sponsors today, along with insight into its future.

Oct. 23 - The Arcata Eye: Local newspapers have become an endangered species, which will become evident as Kevin Hoover, editor/owner, relates how he came to publish this weekly newspaper – a tale of entrepreneurial adventure, talent and hard work.

5th Wednesday

Special Presentation: Ghosts of Humboldt Bay

Oct. 30 - Join Ray Hillman and your friends at OLLI for a spooky afternoon of ghost stories about Eureka buildings and strange occurrences aboard boats in our bay.

Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center, Eureka.

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The Stories Beneath the Headstones:
Greenwood Cemetery

Visit the Greenwood Cemetery in Arcata, the resting place for some of the county’s most colorful individuals.

We’ll walk to more than a dozen graves steeped in significance, and then learn the stories associated with the headstones.

We’ll learn of Molly Brock, one of the last survivors of the virtually unknown Mawenok lndian tribe; of the Scribner family and its double tragedy; of the Bulwinkles, Bairs and Beaches, and how they came to put their names upon the map.

We’ll walk several hundred yards on level ground and will always be near a resting place.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, and bring water and a lunch.

date .......... Sat., Oct. 5

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

instr .......... Jerry and Gisela Rohde

Jerry and Gisela Rohde have taught OLLI courses every semester since its beginning. They have hiked, biked and driven through most of Humboldt County and recorded much of what they’ve seen. They have written three guidebooks to the North Coast and frequently offer tours and PowerPoint presentations about the local human and natural history. They have never met an old road, bridge, or building they didn’t like.

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Snooping in Southwestern Klamath County

One hundred and fifty years ago, Humboldt County went no farther north than the mouth of the Mad River. To the north was Klamath County, which had its first county seat at Trinidad.

We’ll take a look at some of the more active spots within the old county’s southwestern confines, including the mill town of Bulwinkle (later Crannell), the logging camps of Lindsay Creek, scenic highway construction near Trinidad, and the assaults by fire and water on Big Lagoon.

Klamath County went bankrupt, but within its boundaries are historical riches waiting for you to rediscover in the current episode of OLLI History Highlights.

date .......... Sat., Nov. 2 & 9

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee/members .......... $45/nonmembers $70 (47404)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Jerry and Gisela Rohde

Jerry and Gisela Rohde: See biography above under “The Stories Beneath the Headstones."

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The Armchair Traveler: The West Side Road

It was the first real road up the Eel River. Very little of it still exists today. But climb aboard your armchairs and let OLLI take you back to the days of the West Side Road, which ran from Grizzly Bluff to Camp Grant and passed such seldom-recalled places as the Weymouth Inn, Brown’s Camp, Laurel Bottoms, and Monument Creek.

We’ll go up the river in style, letting the wonders of PowerPoint and dozens of dazzling photos show us the way. Your armchair, as always, awaits you.

date .......... Sat., Dec. 14

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee/members .......... $30/nonmembers $55 (47405)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Jerry and Gisela Rohde

Jerry and Gisela Rohde: See biography under “The Stories Beneath the Headstones."

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Humboldt Links to the Golden Gate

Explore the potpourri of ties our area shares with the city of San Francisco. Study the products of industry exchanged between Humboldt County and the Bay Area, plus prominent individuals, transportation developments and more of the aspects that tie these two regions together.

Included is a 45-minute walking tour in Old Town to examine cast iron architectural elements from San Francisco.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, and bring water and a lunch.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

instr .......... Ray Hillman

Ray Hillman is a UC Berkeley graduate and a regional history instructor at College of the Redwoods. He is also an independent scholar specializing in architecture and historical preservation. He was born and raised in San Francisco with family ties to the city since the 1860s.

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North Coast Aviators

This class will delve into the history and development of aviation on the North Coast, beginning as early as 1893 with the development of flight technology by early local pioneers.

Learn about members of our community who became “captivated by flight” after the start of World War II. These include Dayton Murray – who founded the Humboldt Aero Club and worked to establish Murray Field – and local boy Blaine Selvage, who designed, built and flew his own airplane.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

instr .......... Marc Matteoli

Marc Matteoli served as co-editor of the recently published book North Coast Aviators. He is a dedicated aviation enthusiast, local realtor and long-time member of the North Coast Vintage Aviation Society.

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Our WWII Home Front

Through lecture, slideshow, artifacts, and an extensive field trip, learn what was going on along the Humboldt County coast during WWII: Japanese submarines, beach patrols, ship yards, Navy/Air Corps bases and more.

The field trip will visit sites all around Humboldt Bay with particular concentration on the North Spit.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, and bring water and a lunch.

date .......... Fri./Sat., Oct. 11-12

time .......... Fri.: 5:30-8 p.m. and Sat.: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (47406)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Ray Hillman

Ray Hillman: See biography under “Humboldt Links to the Golden Gate."

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Using Genetics for Genealogy Research

This course will cover the basic terminology and concepts used by genetic genealogists. It will explore the realities of the science and describe its common myths and fallacies.

We will discuss the four types of genetic tests that are helpful to the family historian, and the ways in which test results can dovetail with conventional genealogical methods.

This course will help define the researcher’s DNA objectives and provide pointers to the interpretation of the results.

date .......... Sat., Oct. 19

time .......... 1-4 p.m.

fee/members .......... $40/nonmembers $65 (47408)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Michael Cooley

Michael Cooley has been a genealogical researcher for more than 35 years. He has published in print and online and has given presentations in Washington, DC and Oregon. He is a vice-president of the Cooley Family Association of America and the administrator for six surname DNA projects at FamilyTreeDNA.com, including the Cooley and Bishop projects. He holds a BA in history from Humboldt State University.

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Genealogy & Family History

Who are you? You are an individual, but you are also the sum of various parts of your past. In this class, you’ll discover tools to help you learn more about your forebears.

Learn how to obtain military pension records, cemetery records, marriage, birth and death records. Discover what information can be gleaned from wills, tax lists, deeds and land bounty records. What can you expect to find at county archives and historical societies? Who has already done genealogical research on your family?

Make your ancestors’ lives part of your life by participating in the discovery of your family roots. Learn something of the joys and sorrows of your forbears, and the sacrifices they made. They earned and deserve your recognition.

date .......... Sat., Sept. 21-Oct. 5

time .......... 10 a.m.-NOON

fee/members .......... $55/nonmembers $80 (47409)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Michael Cooley

Michael Cooley: See biography under “Using Genetics for Genealogy Research” on this page.

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Humboldt County Folklore

Folklore means a lot of things: myths, tales, jokes, foodways, legends, music, tweets, games, art, music, clothing, and a lot more.

Humboldt County’s folklore is expressed in the same way.

This class will look at local folklore in all its different forms. In addition, we’ll study the history of folkloric research and how folklore functions in our lives.

Join us for a course full of fun as we collect and share folklore.

date .......... Tues., Oct. 8-29

time .......... 10 a.m.-NOON

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (47418)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Renee Ross

Renee Ross has an MA in folklore from UC Berkeley where she studied with master folklorist, Alan Dundes. Her thesis focused on different northwest cultures that shared the traditional indigenous folktale, “Theft of Fire.” Her interests in folklore include a wide range of sub-disciplines including myths, legends, folktales, tall tales, social media, foodways and clothing.

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Geologic Evidence & American Indian Stories of
Earthquakes & Tsunamis

Explore the evidence of earthquakes and tsunamis along the north coast and hear American Indian stories – once thought to be myths – that vividly describe these geologic events.

This day-long field trip will begin with a short media presentation at the Redwood National Park Office. Then, as we travel from Orick north to Crescent City, we will make several stops along the coast where the geologic stories of the area and Yurok and Tolowa oral histories will be interwoven. In Crescent City we will discuss and view evidence from the devastating 1964 tsunami.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for unpredictable weather and bring lunch and a drink.

date .......... Sat., Sept. 7

time .......... 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

instr .......... Jim Wheeler & Vicki Ozaki

Jim Wheeler has been a park ranger/interpreter at Redwood National and State Parks since 1986. He is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a BA in cultural anthropology, and also received a teaching credential and MA in environmental education at HSU. Jim has been involved in environmental education since 1981.

Vicki Ozaki has worked as a geologist for Redwood National and State Parks for the last three decades. She has worked on tsunami planning efforts on the northern California coast, in the parks, and also for the National Park of American Samoa. She currently co-chairs the Redwood Coast Tsunami Workgroup.

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Friendly Fire:
The History & Role of Fire in Redwood National Park

Join Ranger Jim Wheeler and Prescribed Fire Manager John McClelland for a presentation and discussion of the role of prescribed fire in maintaining both historical landscapes and native plant communities in Redwood National Park (RNP).

The American Indian tradition of managing plant communities with fire has contributed to the cherished American landscape.

Most native plants in the RNP are well adapted to fire. However, a century of fire suppression has altered the park’s landscapes. We’ll discuss how the park’s historic landscapes and native plant communities have changed since the advent of fire suppression, livestock grazing, road building and logging. We’ll explore the current fire management program, including its short-term and long-term goals.

On Saturday we’ll take a field trip to the Bald Hills above Redwood Creek to visit three locations where we can observe pre-burn conditions, an area that has been recently burned, and an area that was burned last year to see how the plant community has responded.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for unpredictable weather and bring lunch and a drink.

date .......... Fri./Sat., Nov. 15 & 16

time .......... Fri.: 1-3 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

fee/members .......... $80/nonmembers $105 (47388)

place .......... Fri.: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Sat.: Meet OLLI vans at Arcata

instr .......... Jim Wheeler & John McClelland

Jim Wheeler: See biography under “Earthquakes & Tsunamis” on this page.

John McClelland (Johnnymac) has been involved in the world of fire since 1978, serving on a Young Adult Conservation Corps fire suppression crew, a hotshot crew, engine crew, and a helitack crew. In 1986 he worked on an engine crew at RNP and later became engine captain. He now works as a prescribed fire/fuels manager.

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Longitude & the Invention
of Instruments for Navigation

Have you ever wanted to learn to navigate by the stars? In this course we will explore the history and tools of navigation.

Learn about the problems of navigation and gain some knowledge of astronomy and geography. Discuss how a person’s position on earth is determined, displayed and recorded, and how this information can be used. We will also explore the uses of piloting, way-faring and navigation and how they differ.

From the compass and the chart to the discovery of longitude and the invention of the chronometer and the sextant, this course will involve demonstration and hands-on use of a variety of instrument replicas as well as modern instruments.

date .......... Tues./Thurs., Oct. 1-8

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $55/nonmembers $80 (47410)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Richard Paselk

Richard A. Paselk, Professor of chemistry and biochemistry at HSU, received his B.S. in biophysics from Cal State L.A. and his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Southern California. He is curator and webmaster/designer/author for the Robert A. Paselk Scientific Instrument Museum at HSU. He wrote the article “Navigational Instruments: Measurement of Altitude,” for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History and other articles and presentations on historic scientific and navigational instruments.

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Alexander von Humboldt

Would you like to learn more about our county’s and university’s namesake? Join us to explore Alexander von Humboldt’s early life and the South American expedition that made him an international phenomenon. Particular emphasis will be placed on his scientific accomplishments and the state-of-the-art scientific instruments that made them possible.

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 10

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $30/nonmembers $55 (47411)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Richard Paselk

Richard A. Paselk: See biography above under “Longitude and the Invention of Instruments for Navigation."

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The History & Mystery of Pi

For 4,000 years, pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, has fascinated mathematicians and philosophers. Keeping the math to a minimum, we’ll look at:

  • Why the ancient struggle to “square the circle” was doomed. (It took until 1882 to see why.)
  • How Egypt’s Great Pyramid may incorporate pi in its geometry.
  • Archimedes’ brilliant way of computing pi.
  • How Isaac Newton’s newly discovered calculus streamlined computation of pi.
  • Leonhard Euler’s strange formula linking pi to four other basic constants.
  • A recent breakthrough: compute any digit of pi without knowing any previous digits!

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 31 & Nov. 7

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee/members .......... $40/nonmembers $65 (47413)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Barry Evans

Barry Evans’ love affair with pi began when he first heard the term “transcendental number.” He writes the weekly “Field Notes” column for the North Coast Journal.

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Before Columbus: Who Else Discovered the New World?

When the Norwegian explorer Helge Ingstad discovered the remains of a thousand-year-old Viking village at L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland in 1960, he relegated Columbus to an “also ran” position.

Today, no one doubts that the Vikings beat Columbus to the New World, but what about all the other contenders? Claims have been made for ancient Atlantic crossings by navigators from Phoenicia, Carthage, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Libya, Portugal, Ireland and Wales, and even pre-Columbian Pacific crossings originating from Japan, Polynesia, China and India. Most of these may be fringe theories, but a few still inspire passionate debate among historians.

In addition, we’ll consider the latest evidence for when and how (land bridge or water) the original human inhabitants arrived in the Americas.

date .......... Wed., Oct. 30 & Nov. 6

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee/members .......... $40/nonmembers $65
(47412)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Barry Evans

Barry Evans brings a sense of curiosity and skepticism to the intriguing question of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contacts. He writes the weekly “Field Notes” column for the North Coast Journal.

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The Universe in a Nutshell

This course will help provide a conceptual foundation of the Universe as it is currently understood, including its origins, energy and forces within, and interactions throughout.

We will explore the latest discoveries from within and outside of our Solar System, as well as how we have gathered and interpreted this information from across the Universe.

Hands-on activities will be an integral part of each presentation to demonstrate key scientific principles and apparatus used by astronomers in their quest for understanding our Universe.

Weather permitting, we will also schedule an evening under the stars to observe the Universe first-hand through telescopes and with the naked eye.

date .......... Mon., Sept. 9-Oct. 14

time .......... 4-6 p.m.

fee/members .......... $75/nonmembers $100 (47423)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Mark Bailey

Mark Bailey is a science instructor who has taught multiple topics over a 30-year career in science education. His subject areas of expertise include astronomy, earth sciences and biology. He has taught every grade level in the sciences from kindergarten to graduate-level college courses, and emphasizes exploratory learning as well as the latest up-to-date topic matter.

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Book Arts: Blizzard Book with Nature Prints

The Blizzard Book structure is created entirely by folding paper: no cutting, sewing, or gluing. Think of it as an origami book! Separate pages will be tucked into the structure. Our pages will be nature prints created by easy and inexpensive transfer methods using heat, hammers, packing tape, and gelatin. The transfer methods are also interesting ways to add images to your journals.

Please bring the following materials: Basic Toolkit: Small cutting board, small utility knife, sharp scissors, pencil and notebook, gluestick, bone folder, metal ruler.

date .......... Thurs., Sept. 5

time .......... 1-5 p.m.

fee/members .......... $50/nonmembers $75 (47495)

place .......... HBAC

instr .......... Michele Olsen

Michele Olsen was a college mathematics instructor for 25 years. She has been making custom books for over 10 years, and is a member of the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild and San Diego Book Arts Guild. She has taken classes from Laura Wait, Andie Thrams, Julie Chen, Susan Collard, and many others. For more information, visit her website.

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Winemaking in Humboldt County

Join local winemaker Donald Bremm for a Humboldt County wine making experience. This course will include information on history and winemaking techniques from ancient times to present day.

The class will be held at Moonstone Crossing Winery in Trinidad, and will feature hands-on sorting and crushing, fermentation processes and pressing wine. The timing of the second class will be flexible as it depends upon grape ripening schedule (likely the first or second weekend in October).

The final class at the winery will include a discussion and tasting of wine, food pairing and the use of wine aroma.

This course includes a field trip. All participants are required to complete a release of liability form.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

instr .......... Donald Bremm

Donald Bremm has a B.S. in microbiology and a M.S. in fisheries science. He is a fisheries scientist at the Arcata consulting firm of Thomas R. Payne and Associates. In 2000, Don trained as an apprentice winemaker. After his first season of winemaking, Don and his partner Sharon Hanks secured space for commercial winemaking at the Curtis and David Winery in Arcata. In 2005, Moonstone Crossing moved to its present location.

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OLLI in Ferndale:

Transportation to these OLLI classes (The Music Man and Gentle Yoga) is provided for free to Ferndale residents. Please call the Senior Resource Agency at 786-4141 to make reservations. (Simply leave a message with your name and phone number)

The Music Man: Behind the Scenes

The Music Man premiered on Broadway in 1957, and went on to win five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It is one of our most revered filmed musicals.

Ferndale Repertory Theater (FRT), the oldest and largest of the community theatres on the North Coast, will bring this classic piece of American musical history to community as an idyllic holiday show.

Join OLLI for the FRT matinée performance of The Music Man. Class participants will be invited to participate in a lively behind the scenes, post-performance discussion with actors, director and creative team.

Plan to linger in Ferndale after the class for the lighting of America’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree.

date .......... Sun., Dec. 1

time .......... 2-5:30 p.m.

fee/members .......... $30/nonmembers $55 (47496)

place .......... Ferndale Repertory Theater, Ferndale

instr .......... Brad Hills

The new FRT executive director Brad Hills has worked in theater production for over 40 years, has directed more than 150 total productions, both professional and community as well as being involved as a set, light and /or sound designer. He has been artistic director of five other theatres, including four he founded in Los Angeles, Seattle and Bend, Oregon.

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Gentle Yoga for OLLI in Ferndale

Join us in Ferndale for a gentle and powerful yoga class. You will learn methods to relax your body and calm your mind.

We will practice yoga stretches and poses for all levels and body types. You will learn to improve your balance, strength, flexibility and concentration. Yoga can also help strengthen the immune system and improve spinal alignment. The regular practice of yoga will reduce stress and promote health and harmony in the body.

All levels of experience are welcome – especially beginners!

Bring a yoga mat, blanket or beach towel, and water.

Register for one or both sessions held in the Ferndale Town Hall, with instructor Laurie Birdsall.

SESSION 1:
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

SESSION 2:
date .......... Tues../Thurs.., Oct. 1-17
time .......... 10-11 a.m.
fee/members .......... $50/nonmembers $75 (47500)

SESSION 3:
date .......... Tues../Thurs.., Oct. 22-Nov. 7
time .......... 10-11 a.m.
fee/members .......... $50/nonmembers $75 (47501)

Laurie Birdsall has been practicing yoga for 17 years and recently received her Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate through Yoga Alliance. Laurie loves the way yoga brings us back to our bodies and enables us to access our inner wisdom and live from our hearts. She is excited to bring yoga to the OLLI community.



The Von Humboldt Project

Get a sneak preview and behind-the-scenes presentation of The Von Humboldt Project, a historical and theatrical piece created and directed by Michael Fields, producing artistic director of Dell Arte International.

The performance will be offered as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Humboldt State University and then three performances will be given in Santiago, Chile as part of the international Alexander Von Humboldt Conference in Jan. 2014.

OLLI members are invited to join a discussion on the creation of this piece and the international connections Alexander Von Humboldt continues to inspire.

Following the formal portion of the class, OLLI members will witness the final run-through (dress rehearsal) with the director’s notes. All participants are invited to return to see the first full public performance.

Alexander Von Humboldt wrote of his international travels in his book Kosmos, and he became well-known, his name remaining on many places and species in the world.

date .......... Wed., Nov. 6

time .......... 5-9:30 p.m.

fee/members .......... $30/nonmembers $55 (47497)

place .......... Van Duzer Theater, HSU

instr .......... Michael Fields

Michael Fields is a founding member and producing artistic director of the Dell’Arte Company. He has co-authored and performed in over 25 Dell’Arte productions. He is also director of the Calif. State Summer School for the Arts theatre program. He is a master teacher of physical performance styles at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, and has taught for the Dutch National Theatre School, the California Institute of the Arts, Teater Studion in Stockholm, Sweden and at the Aarhus University Dramaturgi Institute in Denmark.




Humboldt Bay Brass Band

Join director Dr. Gil Cline for the Humboldt Bay Brass Band Fall concert, relating to the HSU Centennial.

Dr. Cline will give a lecture before the concert, introducing participants to the British brass band tradition.
In its concert, Humboldt Bay Brass Band will play one work from each decade for the last 100 years – famous, local, pop, film and classical.

The concert will also feature some HSU historic brass from each decade, including a tuba once owned by one of the founders of Humboldt State University, Leonard Yocum, whose name is on the plaque on the entrance of Founders Hall.

date .......... Sat.., Nov. 9

time .......... 6:30 -7:30 p.m.

fee/members .......... $25/nonmembers $50 (47498)

place .......... Fulkerson Recital Hall

instr .......... Gil Cline

Dr. Gil Cline is a professor of music at Humboldt State University. He organizes and leads brass ensembles, using both modern and historic brass. He previously directed HSU jazz big bands and jazz combos. Dr. Cline earned his BA in music from HSU, an MA from Cal State Hayward, and a DMA in trumpet performance from the University of Oregon, Eugene.

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Conductor's Notes

Join your friends at OLLI for a concert by the Humboldt Symphony (joined by the University Singers and Humboldt Chorale).

Dr. Paul Cummings will give a lecture before the concert. Intended for all levels of musical experience and knowledge, his lecture will explore composers’ lives, inspirational sources, connections with literature, historical events and other art forms. He will also guide listeners through easy-to-hear elements such as tempo (speed) and dynamics (loudness), and also through subtle nuances of texture and harmony.

The course fee includes a free ticket to the concert.

date .......... Sun., Dec. 15

time .......... 2-5 p.m. + TBA

fee/members .......... $25/nonmembers $50 (47421)

place .......... HSU: TBA

instr .......... Paul Cummings

Paul Cummings is an associate professor of music at Humboldt State University, where he has taught since 2005. He has been a music educator in public schools since 1974. He holds a master’s degree in music history from San Francisco State University and a doctor of musical arts degree in music education from the University of Oregon. Paul conducts the HSU Symphonic Band and the Humboldt Symphony.

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Introduction to Steel Drums

Learn to play the steel drums in our fun and enriching class! We welcome students of all levels. No previous musical training required. By learning to play short tunes, students are exposed to rhythmic fundamentals, stick technique, and an understanding of the roles of each of the five basic instruments within the steel band orchestra. Students are also given a brief history of the origins and development of the steel drum.

date .......... Fri., Oct. 4-25

time .......... 10-11:30 a.m.

fee/members .......... $75/nonmembers $100 (47422)

place .......... Pan Arts Network, 1049 Samoa Blvd. C, Arcata

instr .......... Kate Lang

Kate Lang has had a lifelong involvement with music. She studied classical flute for 14 years and graduated from HSU with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree combining music, dance and cultural arts. Her focus on percussion began in 1995 as a member of the HSU Calypso Band and the HSU Percussion Ensemble. She co-founded Pan Tectonics Steel Band and Pan Dulce Steel Orchestra. Kate furthered her Pan studies in 1998 and 2002 when she traveled to Trinidad, West Indies to play in legendary steel band “Starlift” under the direction of the famed composer and arranger Ray Holman.

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Photography 101: Beyond Snapshots

Tired of being disappointed in the photos that you take? This course offers you the opportunity to learn the basics of taking great photos.

Through lectures, videos, demonstrations, assignments and critiques, you will learn helpful techniques that improve your photographic skills. Your ability to see the world from a new perspective with an artistic eye will be enhanced.

We will focus on taking a good photograph, not fixing a mediocre one in Photoshop.

date .......... Tues., Oct. 22-Nov. 19

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

instr .......... Lorraine Miller-Wolf

Lorraine Miller-Wolf is passionate about photography. She has been a professional photographer in Humboldt County for over 30 years. She has taught previous photography courses for OLLI and Extended Education at HSU for over five years. She has exhibited her photographs extensively throughout the area and elsewhere.

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Digital Storytelling: Remembering in Three Images

Bring your story to life! This introductory course to digital storytelling will focus on remembering a place, a special person or a life transition.

With computers provided by the instructor, participants will use three photos or drawings, add movement and layers of music and/or sound effects, while creating a unique and personal story.

Register early. Space is limited to number of computers available. Additional students may be enrolled if they are willing to bring personal laptop.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2014.

instr .......... Eileen McGee

Eileen McGee is a 2003 HSU journalism graduate, print editorial emphasis, with minors in broadcast journalism and women’s studies. McGee is a video producer and instructor as well as a digital storytelling workshop facilitator. Her work focuses on community stories. Visit the Story Connections website.

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Life & Films of Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick is regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. He began his career as a photographer and cinematographer, but with virtually no formal film education, he worked as editor, director, writer and producer.

His films cover a wide variety of genres including war, crime, horror, science fiction and several types of comedy. He was a self-taught perfectionist and innovator known for his dazzling cinematography, detailed costuming and sets, and his often controversial subjects.

Films planned for this class include Paths of Glory, The Killing, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Barry Lyndon and Full Metal Jacket.

date .......... Tues., Oct. 1-Nov. 12

time .......... 6-9 p.m.

fee/members .......... $85/nonmembers $110 (47393)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Philip Wright

Philip Wright has a BA in English and an MA in theatre arts with an emphasis in film production from Humboldt State University. He taught film history at College of the Redwoods and worked more than 30 years in local television production.

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Impressionists on the Water

Monet will be the featured artist in this course focused on the Impressionist painting of rivers, harbors, beaches, and water gardens.

Join us for an insider’s look at the work of Manet, Boudin, Caillebotte, Renoir, Morisot, Cassatt, Pissarro, Whistler and Sisley for a preview of the “Impressionists on the Water” exhibition at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, June 1-Oct. 13 and the America’s Cup yachting competition.

date .......... Tues., Sept. 3-24

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (47379)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson has taught Impressionism several times at Humboldt State University. He has visited nearly all of great Impressionist museums and many of the sites of Impressionist paintings.

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Ink, Brush, Pen: From East to West

In this class, you will create a series of unique drawings using ink media. Formal elements to be studied include line quality, texture, and value.

Slide lectures enhance appreciation and understanding of ink drawing and painting from different cultures, historical to contemporary. We may look at the drawings of Da Vinci, contemporary California artist Beth Van Hoesen, and from Eastern traditions (Wu Guanzhong and Jittoku) for ideas and inspiration.

Instructor demonstrations, class discussion, and individual tutoring will make sessions lively. You may also opt to use class time as quiet studio time for development of drawings according to your interests.

You’ll leave the course with a toolbox of ideas, resources, and techniques for further study beyond the classroom experience.

Materials needed: Pens, bottle black ink, graphite pencil, eraser, 18” x 24” white drawing paper, drawing board (or use table surface), 2-3 soft brushes, water container, paper towels.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Julie McNiel received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has taught classes in drawing, painting and printmaking at HSU, San Jose State, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, UC Berkeley Extension, and through SFAI Community Education. She has received numerous awards, fellowships, and international artist residencies for her artistic work, which explores cross-cultural issues. To learn more about Julie’s projects, visit her website.

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Tai Chi Made EZ for Beginners

Learn a short version of tai chi in this class designed for OLLI members. This version of tai chi is made up of simple, smooth, circular movements, designed to stretch, limber, tone and strengthen the body – a gentle, easy to learn and fun way to get fit. No previous experience is necessary.

Tai chi can help improve your balance, posture, muscle tone and flexibility, while strengthening and opening joints. It also helps improve circulation and metabolism and can boost the immune system.

You will also learn techniques to lower and balance blood pressure and quiet the mind, improving ability to focus and remember.

Special moving and seated meditation for stress reduction and pain management will relax your mind, body and spirit.

Bring a water bottle and wear flat, comfortable shoes.

Register for one or both sessions held at Arcata Presbyterian Church, 670 11th St., Arcata with Glenda Hesseltine.

SESSION 1:

date .......... Mon., Sept. 9-Oct. 14

time .......... 3-4:30 p.m.

fee/members .......... $70/nonmembers $95 (47394)

SESSION 2:

date .......... Mon., Oct. 21-Nov. 25

time .......... 3-4:30 p.m.

fee/members .......... $70/nonmembers $95 (47395)

Glenda Hesseltine, MA, has been a tai chi instructor/practitioner in the Yang style for 30 years. She is certified in tai chi for arthritis by Dr. Paul Lam of Australia and endorsed by the American Arthritis Foundation. Glenda brings 35 years of meditation training from many disciplines and a deep commitment to help people heal. With a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a specialty in psychosynthesis, she uses guided imagery and sound toning in her classes.

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Pilates Plus for OLLI

Build a stronger, healthier body with Pilates! Improve your posture and balance, create stronger abdominal muscles, and increase flexibility with the elegant and flowing movements of Pilates. You will learn to isolate core muscles and coordinate breathing and movement as core strength increases. Well-suited for people of all ages and fitness levels, the class includes traditional Pilates mat exercises, light weights, and band exercises, and time to creatively explore Pilates in motion, developing confidence to apply a strengthened core to all your activities.

Bring a mat, towel and a water bottle.

Register for one or both sessions held at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center with Joanne Fornes.

SESSION 1:

date .......... Wed., Sept. 4-Oct. 9

time .......... 10:30 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $70/nonmembers $95 (47396)

SESSION 2:

date .......... Wed., Oct. 16-Nov. 20

time .......... 10:30 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $70/nonmembers $95 (47397)

Joanne Fornes believes exercise, done with awareness and attention, is the key to longevity, vitality and health. Passionate about lifetime fitness, she has studied, practiced and taught various forms of movement for more than 40 years, specializing the last 12 years with older adults, emphasizing abdominal core work using Pilates. Joanne delights in helping people find grace, comfort, and self-empowerment through movement.

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Gentle Yoga for OLLI

Join us for a gentle and powerful yoga class. You will learn methods to relax your body and calm your mind.

We will practice yoga stretches and poses for all levels and body types. You will learn to improve your balance, strength, flexibility and concentration.

Yoga can also help strengthen the immune system and improve spinal alignment. The regular practice of yoga will reduce stress and promote health and harmony in the body.

All levels of experience are welcome – especially beginners!

Bring a yoga mat, blanket or beach towel, and water.

Register for one or more sessions held at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center with Patricia Starr.

SESSION 1:

date .......... Tues., Sept. 10-24

time .......... 1:30-3 p.m.

fee/members .......... $50/nonmembers $75 (47398)

SESSION 2:

date .......... Mon., Oct. 7-21

time .......... 1:30-3 p.m.

THIS SESSION IS FULL.

SESSION 3:

date .......... Tues., Nov. 5-19

time .......... 1:30-3 p.m.

fee/members .......... $50/nonmembers $75 (47400)

SESSION 4:

date .......... Mon., Dec. 2-16

time .......... 1:30-3 p.m.

fee/members .......... $50/nonmembers $75 (47401)

Patricia Starr is a certified yoga teacher trained in Iyengar yoga, body/mind centering and yoga therapy. She also has a strong foundation in the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. Her 38 years of training and practice and 24 years of teaching have brought Patricia to the here-and-now of enjoying every moment with her students.

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Mid-Life & Beyond

Hormones, sex, relationships, empty nests, osteoporosis, nutrition and vitamins! Menopause is the prime time to evaluate your personal health and to make a plan to be your best throughout your life.

This course will enrich you with valuable information, a delightful theater piece on aging, and exercise and fitness tips. We will learn from each other by sharing challenges and successes.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Debbie Hatch, RN, WHNP-C, MSN, is a nurse practitioner with over 32 years experience in women’s health, specializing in areas of transition menopause and adolescence.

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Born to Move: Rediscovering Your Inner Exerciser

We are born with an innate desire to move, but over time, this instinct is dulled by our car- TV- computer culture. The good news is, it’s never too late to rediscover the joy of being physical.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to start being active (even if you haven’t thrown a ball since you were six!), how to sneak more movement into your day, how to turn exercise from a “should” into a joy, simple low-cost tools to reinforce the exercise habit, and the pros and cons of a gym membership.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

instr .......... Louisa Rogers

Louisa Rogers is an “adult-onset fitness lover,” a management consultant and former weight loss counselor. She grew up overweight and out of shape, but became active in her 20s, lost 30 pounds, and never looked back. Her articles on fitness and self-development have been published internationally.

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Salute to Seniors

Inspired by the Virtues Project taught by Andy Anderson, six community members have developed a series of films as a “Salute to Seniors,” which will air on the local Humboldt Access channel.

Join these amazing individuals who are devoted to positive living awareness as they share their inspiration with OLLI.

Sept. 7 - Inter-Generational Living
Are you now in a inter-generational living arrangement, or is it in your future plan? Join this thoughtful discussion of all aspects of emotions, personalities and living styles and you will have a better chance of achieving a positive outcome. With Linda Evans.

Sept. 14 - Strength Training for Good Balance
Learn techniques for improving and maintaining your balance as you age. Good balance is crucial to your physical well-being and safety, as well as helping you avoid falls in your later years. With Pete Shepard.

Sept. 21 - Relaxation and Visualization
Experience a session of deep relaxation and a guided visualization that will leave you feeling alive and refreshed. Through participating in this session, you will learn how to guide yourself into deep levels of physical and mental stress relief, improving all facets of your life. Bring a blanket or mat, and a pillow for the session. With Susan Wilson.

Sept. 28 - Knock, Knock: Are You Sleeping?
We spend one-third of our lives sleeping. What does that really mean? Could the hours we spend sleeping be the most important hours of our day? What are leading sleep researchers saying? With Ray Thompson.

Oct. 5 - The Magic of Music
Through sing-along and discussion we will explore the many ways that music can help us. Joining others in song, raising our voices and reaching into the dusty parts of our brains for long-forgotten lyrics has lasting positive effects. Physical, psychological, mental and spiritual, music reaches us at every level. And this is something all of us can do, to bring ourselves to a better place. It is magic! With Donna DeNudt.

Oct. 12 - Secret of Serenity
No matter how stressed your life may be, you can feel the freedom of happiness and peace. Our society is in the midst of an emotional meltdown – people seem restless and volatile, with tempers ready to blow. We don’t want to be chronically anxious, fatigued or depressed. This class will empower you to attain a heartfelt higher quality of life and to handle stress artfully. Release fear, anger and worry and feel love, joy and peace instead. With Darlene Thomson.

date .......... Sat., Sept. 7-Oct. 12

time .......... 3-4:30 p.m.

fee/members .......... $10 (47373)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Andy Anderson

Series facilitator Andy Anderson has been with OLLI from its beginning. He leads the Virtues Project, based on the book The Pace of Grace by Linda Popou.

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Our Pathways to Health

Has your chronic condition presented everyday challenges that you would like to address? Would you like to take a more active role in your health and health care?

This workshop focuses on supporting participants to make achievable goals and improve their health.

The workshops are not condition specific. Instead, the workshop focuses on participants’ engagement in a wide variety of self-management tools, brainstorming and goal setting.

Anyone living with a chronic health condition is encouraged to attend, as are family members and/or caregivers. Participants should plan to attend all six weeks.

Course materials include a copy of the textbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and a Relaxation for Mind and Body CD.

This rewarding workshop is developed by the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. As one of its leaders commented, “I think it’s really up to folks to take the first step to better health. Pathways is certainly an excellent way to get there too, because they cover every aspect I can think of having to do with health care. You see changes and you get transformed and you’re never really the same person you were beforehand.”

This course will be held in the large conference room at the Eureka Community Health & Wellness Center, 2200 Tydd Street, Eureka.

date .......... Mon., Oct. 7-Nov. 11

time .......... 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

fee/members .......... $5 (47374)

place .......... Eureka Community Health & Wellness Center

instr .......... Aligning Forces Humboldt

Marion Love is a master Pathways trainer and is a retired teacher living comfortably with several chronic illnesses. She is a longtime resident of Eureka.

Toni Martin is a master trainer and Pathways leader. She holds a masters in education and in school psychology from HSU. Partially retired, she currently works as a consultant for the Humboldt County Office of Education. She is a longtime resident of Humboldt County.

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Discovering Your Inner Wisdom with SoulCollage®

SoulCollage® is an intuitive, expressive art process in which you construct a card deck that becomes a personal visual journal.

As you start to learn the language of the symbols and images on your cards, they become a doorway into your strengths, your beauty, your multiplicity and your inner wisdom.

In this series of classes, you will learn how to create the cards, using images from many magazines and other sources that will be provided. Different ways of working with the cards will be introduced which invite your inner wisdom to emerge, supporting you through your life’s challenges and changes.

The work of card making is easy and fun; you don’t have to be an artist to enjoy the process. This course is designed for both beginners and those who are experienced in the SoulCollage® process.

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 17-Nov. 21

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

fee/members .......... $80/nonmembers $105 (47381)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Marilyn Montgomery

Marilyn Montgomery has been rediscovering her hidden artist using the SoulCollage® process, after many years of working as a nurse, midwife, health educator and wellness teacher. She is a SoulCollage® facilitator, and is passionate about bringing creativity, fun and joy to the Humboldt County community.

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Close to the Bone: Writing From The Inside Out

It is never too late to become a writer, to dig deep and write about the things you want to express. If you are concerned that you lack the skills to tap into your experiences, imagination and feelings, the class will offer you the opportunity to both learn and create.

Whether you are new to writing or not, a process will be taught to help catapult you into your right brain and free you to write through your senses whether in poetry or prose. You will be shown how to weave music into your use of language, to give it breath and a heartbeat. A safe environment will be created for you to share your work and receive constructive feedback if you desire it.

The instructor will offer examples from contemporary writers as models for inspiration. Students are asked to make copies of their writing each week to share with the class.

date .......... Tues., Sept. 10-Oct. 15

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee/members .......... $80/nonmembers $105 (47436)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Bonnie Shand

Bonnie Shand, MA, is a practicing and published poet. She has taught writing through OLLI since 2009 and began teaching Creative Writing in 1983 through the Retirement College and Elderhostel at Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Arizona. She continued to teach through Sonoma State University Extended Education and for 18 years to dedicated older writers at the Oakmont Retirement Community in Santa Rosa.

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Writing as a Spiritual Journey

Allow your writing practice to be an adventure into surprising and unexplored territory. Risk stretching your creative intentions and aspirations to discover how your poetry or prose can transport you into a deep place of truth. Learn to trust your muse and follow where she leads you.

This is not a class for people new to writing but for individuals who have taken at least one writing course or who possess an understanding of the basics of creative writing and what it takes to breathe life into words on a page. The instructor offers a safe place for you to expand and deepen your writing practice, share your work and receive feedback from others on the journey.

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

instr .......... Bonnie Shand

Bonnie Shand: See biography above under “Close to the Bone."



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Moving your Words: A Writing Class

Move from “I don’t know where to start” to developing ideas, expanding your imagination, and finally moving your words out of your brain and onto the paper. This is no small task, but it can be fun and rewarding.

A variety of user-friendly approaches will inspire your writing. You will have time to write, but you can also expand on your work at home. You will be asked to share what you write, but such participation is up to you.

Bring your favorite writing tools. Choose one of two sessions with Suzanne Samberg in Garberville or Eureka.

SESSION 1 (Garberville Civic Club):

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

SESSION 2 (Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka):

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 17-Nov. 7

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Suzanne Samberg has taught a variety of Humanities high school courses for over 20 years and currently serves as a University Supervisor in the HSU School of Education.

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Writing Your Life

Using a variety of user-friendly approaches, we will write about what makes us who we are – the moments, events, people, comedies and tragedies. You will have time to write, but you can also expand on your work at home. You will be asked to share what you write, but such participation is up to you.

Choose one of two sessions with Suzanne Samberg in Garberville or Eureka.

SESSION 1 (Garberville Civic Club):

date .......... Wed., Oct. 16-Nov. 6

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (47441)

SESSION 2 (Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka):

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 17-Nov. 7

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (47442)

Suzanne Samberg: See biography above under “Moving Your Words: A Writing Class.”

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Fiction Writing Workshop

Want to learn how to develop your story premise into an entertaining work of fiction? Looking for feedback on your work-in-progress from your fellow writers? Through a mix of presentations, activities, and critique sessions, you’ll discover methods for improving plot, pacing, characterization, and more.

date .......... Tues., Nov. 5-Dec. 10

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $75/nonmembers $100 (47444)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Terry McLaughlin

Terry McLaughlin is an award-winning author whose eight novels have sold more than half a million copies. She serves on the board of directors of Romance Writers of America, has organized authors’ retreats featuring publishing professionals, and has attended the Publishers Summit at RWA’s annual national conference. A former instructor at College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, Terry has presented workshops on various writing and publishing industry topics throughout the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

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Telling Our Stories

This class will cover the development of a personal or original story for the purpose of oral telling. Created stories can be historical, based on personal experience, or imagination, or focused on an educational subject.

We will work on basic elements of story and storytelling including purpose, character development, style, and delivery.

Homework is expected between classes that includes either written work or oral practice time. The instructor will be available between classes for additional input.

Participants will have an opportunity to tell their stories during a local Tellabration! event.

date .......... Wed., Oct. 9-Nov. 6

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee/members .......... $75/nonmembers $100 (47443)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Ali Freedlund

Ali Freedlund has lived on the North Coast for over 35 years. She has been with the North Coast Storytellers since 2007 and has performed at various local venues.

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Memoir: Writing Your Life Story

This course is designed to help you write your life story. You will engage in the process of life review, reflection and assessment through drawing and writing exercises.

Using all your senses, word association, memory clusters, questions and class discussion will help you remember and recall memories and sort and organize essential information.

The focus of this course is to reflect on major transitions and the people, places, and events that made an impact on you and fostered a sense of awareness and growth.

This class is an invitation to explore and write about pivotal experiences that shaped you. Your story is a journey to wholeness. You’ve been thinking about this for a long time and may have started and stopped several times. Let’s do it!

date .......... Wed., Sept. 25-Nov. 6

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $80/nonmembers $105 (47438)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Sharon Ferrett

Sharon K. Ferrett, PhD, has over 35 years in higher education as a college and university dean, director and professor. She is also a management consultant and a small business owner who brings a real-world perspective to her presentations and books: Peak Performance, Positive Attitudes at Work, Strategies: College and Career Success, and Getting and Keeping the Job You Want.

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A Community of Writers

We will create a community of writers with various levels of expertise, and we will generate, respond to, and revise one another’s poems and short paragraphs. Evocative writing prompts will encourage you to find and strengthen your own unique voice. A nurturing environment will support you in emphasizing communication, clarity, and economy as you express the truth you most want to say.

Different types of poetry and short prose will also be presented and discussed.

For returning students, there will be new writing assignments and an altered schedule that emphasizes how to get started, how to revise and how to critique.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

instr .......... Pat McCutcheon

Pat McCutcheon has a master’s degree in English and has published widely. She taught English for 25 years at College of the Redwoods and enjoys teaching OLLI classes.

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Judging the Supreme Court

Discuss the role of the Supreme Court in American governance and evaluate its decisions in a number of controversial cases from the 19th Century to the present.

These cases will be chosen by the class from topics of interest and relevance to concerned citizens: the balance of power between the President and Congress; religious liberty; freedom of expression; the right to bear arms; property rights; rights of the accused; cruel and unusual punishment; the division of authority between the nation and the states; privacy; and racial, gender, and sexual equality.

date .......... Mon., Oct. 7-21

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

fee/members .......... $55/nonmembers $80 (47415)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... JeDon Emenhiser

Dr. JeDon Emenhiser has served on the faculty of the University of Redlands, Utah State University, Humboldt State University, and Junior State Summer School (Stanford University) teaching American politics and culture, constitutional law, and research methods. He received Fulbright professorships to the University of Saigon, Vietnam and to the Université de Mons, Belgium. He was staff director of the Legislative Study Committee of the Utah Legislature, visiting scholar at the Congressional Research Service, visiting fellow in the Faculty of Arts at the National University of Ireland, Galway, visiting professor for the University of Utah in Europe at Ramstein Air Base, and visiting professor in the inter-university American Studies master’s program in Belgium.

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Start the Press: Great Events in Media History

Journalism has shaped our society. This class will discuss in detail momentous moments in journalism including the invention of printing, sensationalism, muck-raking, the Pentagon papers, Watergate and others.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Professor Maclyn McClary was a daily newspaper reporter and news editor in Los Angeles before joining the HSU faculty in 1967. He has written widely on media history and journalism ethics, both favorite teaching areas.

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The Coming of the American Civil War

This is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address.

This course will focus on the three decades leading up to the start of the Civil War. We will explore the South’s neglect of what today we would call economic modernization.

The South became a distinctive region of the USA because of its embrace of slavery. Besides the fundamental economic contrast of North and South, even deeper divisions developed in religion, social values, and politics.

Join us for a look back at our nation’s history and the lessons we can learn from the precursors to the civil war.

date .......... Thurs., Nov. 7-Dec. 5

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (47448)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Donald Murphy

Dr. Donald Murphy completed his PhD in American History at the University of Wisconsin and has taught American history at Cleveland State University, Chico State University, Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods. He taught in the Fulbright program at the University of Turin, Italy and also attended an NEH seminar at the University of Iowa.

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Seven Major Intergovernmental Organizations

Join us for an in-depth discussion of seven of the most influential international organizations: the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Bank of International Settlements, the G8/G20, the European Union and OPEC.

We will examine their practical influence on people’s lives both locally and globally.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

instr .......... Laurent Cleenewerck

Laurent Cleenewerck is a regular OLLI faculty member offering an annual updated course in global economics. He also serves as faculty member for other international post-secondary institutions and on the board of the International Organization for Sustainable Development, an intergovernmental institute. He holds degrees from the University of Montpellier, Institut Saint Serge, Ukrainian Catholic University and Universidad Rural de Guatemala.

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Peace Corps for Boomers & Beyond

Have you ever considered joining the Peace Corps? This class will explore what it is like to join the Peace Corps as a middle-aged person.

Learn about Peace Corps origins and purpose, the application process, preparing for service and experiences during service.

Not an official representative of Peace Corps, the instructor will serve Peace Corps’ Third Goal by sharing her personal experiences and some of the adventures encountered by her “50 and better” friends who served with her in 2011 and 2012 in Botswana, Africa.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

instr .......... Maggie Kraft

Maggie Kraft has been the executive director of the Area 1 Agency on Aging since 2012, after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, Africa. She has been the director of Adult Day Health and Alzheimer’s Services at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center and the executive director of Northcoast Advocacy Services.

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Cultural History of Europe

Recently cultural history has developed as one of the most dynamic fields of historical studies of Eastern and Central Europe. In this class we will discuss the importance of cultural symbols and memory in historical analysis.

The 1980s and 1990s was a tumultuous time. Small Eastern European countries, who for many decades lived under the “parasol” of the Soviet Union, were suddenly thrust into independence after its breakup, creating a catch-22. In one aspect, they got their freedom, but in another it stirred an identity crisis. This class will explore the question: What are the paths of lived experience and the structure of identity choices?

date .......... Tues., Sept. 3-17

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

fee/members .......... $55/nonmembers $80 (47416)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Elena Matusevich

Elena Matusevich, PhD (cultural studies), spent her youth in the former German Democratic Republic and witnessed the Berlin Wall coming down. She lived in her native Belarus during the collapse of the Soviet Union. A daughter of a Ukranian mother and Russian father, she was always taught to love her country and learned to respect and admire cultural differences. She is a Carnegie Fellow and served as a lecturer at many European universities.

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Contemporary Diplomacy: Intercultural Communication

For diplomacy to thrive, we must first learn to know and understand one another. The quest for diplomacy is complicated when international communication involves intercultural communication, as it has in the last decade of the 20th century with dramatic changes in the political map of the world.

Join us for a discussion of different cultures and culture-specific knowledge. Through the development of intercultural communication skills, the aim is to learn diplomatic communication, respecting differences and making the best possible use of them.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE INSTRUCTOR.

instr .......... Elena Matusevich

Elena Matusevich: See biography above under “Cultural History of Europe."

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Post-Totalitarian Societies: Central & Eastern Europe

This course introduces critical perspectives on memory politics in the post-totalitarian societies. It will examine memory as an active process of official and public reconstruction – a process in which multiple representations of the past contend for recognition, moral judgment, and emotional impact.

Focus will be on the memory politics in Central and East-European societies in order to understand the problems and challenges of the traumatic post-totalitarian legacy and the practices aimed at reconciliation.

Learn about the strategies, practices, and rituals of revisiting and reassessing the past. What are the main issues of memory politics at the level of community, region, nation that lead to systematic remembering and/or forgetting? Which commemorative practices are most appropriate to the process of reconciliation at the level of community, region, and nation? What persists in collective memory that resists historical and ideological interpretations?

date .......... Tues., Nov. 12-26

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

fee/members .......... $55/nonmembers $80 (47386)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Elena Matusevich

Elena Matusevich: See biography above under “Cultural History of Europe."

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Russian Alaska: 1730 to 1870

Beginning with the history of the local historic site Fort Ross in Mendocino County, this course explores the Russian colonization of Alaska in the 1700s and 1800s, as well as the legacy of the Russian era to this day.

This fascinating period offers many ecological, ethnological and geopolitical points of interest that will be discussed as part of the sessions.

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 17-31

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $55/nonmembers $80 (47417)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Laurent Cleenewerck

Laurent Cleenewerck is the rector of the historic St. Innocent Orthodox Church in Eureka, which is named after the Russian Orthodox missionary and first bishop in Alaska. He recently organized a conference and pilgrimage cruise to the northern state and has a great interest in the encounter between native American cultures and the Western world.

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Beginner’s French

Parlez-vous français? Designed for OLLI members who would like to learn or re-learn the basics of the French language, this class will include basic sentences and verbs.

At the end of four sessions, the goal is to be able to make sense of basic French conversations and to have acquired strong foundations to move forward.

date .......... Tues., Sept. 3-24

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (47419)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Laurent Cleenewerck

Laurent Cleenewerck was born and raised in France, and loves to teach his native language at every level. He is a graduate of the University of Montpellier and a regular OLLI instructor.

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Conversational French

Et si on bavardait? This is a course for those who have mastered the basics of French and who would like to move towards a more conversational level of fluency.

The course will look at ten indispensable structures that are needed to move from basic to a good intermediate level.

date .......... Thurs., Nov. 7-Dec. 5

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (47420)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Laurent Cleenewerck

Laurent Cleenewerck: See biography above under “Beginner's French."

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Nepal: The Tour Without the Airfare

Nepal is home to fascinating people, ancient cultures, and seven of the worlds ten highest mountains. We won’t climb any of the tall peaks in this class, but we will see many at a distance while we virtually hike through the foothills.

Meet charming children and vibrant adults as we hike through tiny rural villages and tour crowded cities. We will visit Chetwan National Park (home to the Asian one-horned rhino) and take a raft trip on the Seti River. See you there!

date .......... Mon., Dec. 2

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee/members .......... $30/nonmembers $55 (47431)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Rollie Lamberson and Rick Vrem

Both Rick Vrem and Rollie Lamberson are retired from HSU. Rollie was a mathematics professor and Rick was Provost. They both recently spent several weeks traveling in the Himalayan region.

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Take it Slow: Take the Train

Are you retired and want to slow down and travel? Do you find air travel frantic and frustrating? Have you considered the slower experience of riding the train?

If you have longed to try a journey on a train, learn the ins and outs of preparing for the trip. Secrets of packing, ordering tickets, sleeping and dining will be discussed. Find out about amenities and services.

Discover if train travel is for you!

date .......... Thurs., Sept. 12

time .......... 2-4:30 p.m.

THIS COURSE IS FULL.
To be placed on a waiting list for a possible second offering, please e-mail or call 707-826-5880.

instr .......... Louise Bacon-Ogden and David Ogden

Louise Bacon-Ogden and David Ogden have traveled extensively on Amtrak. They have ridden the rails on the north, south and middle routes through the United States. They enjoy every minute of experiencing the nation through the train car window.

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Trading the Palate: Humanity, Plants & Evolving Cuisine

As empires in Europe pioneered the globe and drew attention to the New World, explorers brought back new and exotic plants like tobacco, chocolate and tomatoes.

These plants found novel uses in Europe and eventually made their way to Asia, where their use evolved further. Crops like coffee, originally from Africa, found a new home in South America as trade expanded. These plants created flavorful combinations as they entered local cuisine and opened discerning palates.

In this class, we’ll explore the origins of our most revered crops. We’ll look at how these plants have influenced cuisine, trade, and civilization as a whole. We will discover that plants most associated with certain cultures and cuisines – like tomatoes with Italian food – rarely originated there. We’ll also look at these plants’ ethnobotanical relevance, including culinary, medicinal and psychoactive uses.

We will compare evolving recipes and the preparation and perception of these plants in different societies at different times. We will look at how these plants were domesticated, propagated and selected.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

instr .......... Philip Wright

A gastronome and botanist, Philip Wright graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.S. in ecology and a minor in botany. He has studied and worked with plants his entire life in the garden, field and kitchen.

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Discovering Mexico

Whether you’re fluente in Spanish, or can only manage ¿Dónde está el baño?, you’ll come away from this course enriched, inspired and ready to plan your trip to Mexico beyond resort beaches and package tours.

You’ll learn the reality behind the bad headlines; how to stay safe and healthy; how to travel to and around Mexico; the best places for language schools, museums, architecture, archeology and markets; and the attraction of such areas as the Yucatan, Oaxaca, the central colonial cities, the Pacific Coast, and the Sierra Gorda.

date .......... Tues., Oct. 29 & Nov. 5

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee/members .......... $45/nonmembers $70 (47432)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Louisa Rogers & Barry Evans

Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans first visited Mexico in 1981 and now live part-time in Guanajuato in the central highlands. They have traveled extensively throughout the country. At least one of them is fluent in Spanish.

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Colombia: History, Geography, Culture, Cuisine & Birds

Take a photographic tour of Colombia, from Colombia’s violent history and decades of civil unrest to the recent political changes bringing peace and prosperity back to a country now in the forefront of Latin America.

We will also learn about Colombia’s geography and ecosystems, and look at the cuisine, culture and people that define each of the five different regions of Colombia: Andean, Amazon, Orinoquia, Caribbean and Pacific.

Colombia boasts the world’s longest list of birds – over 1900 species – so we will explore this amazing avian diversity as well as look at a variety of landscaped gardens found throughout this tropical paradise.

A half century of unrest has left vast swaths of Colombia relatively unknown, and now both Colombians and foreigners are flocking to discover what the country has to offer. Chris will talk about his experiences with promoting ecotourism in Colombia and his work with various non-profit organizations that have as a mission to involve rural communities in tourism, especially birding and garden tours.

date .......... Fri., Nov. 22

time .......... 2-6 p.m.

fee/members .......... $45/nonmembers $70 (47433)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Christopher Calonje

Christopher Calonje was born and raised in Cali, Colombia, and moved to the U.S. to attend Humboldt State University, where he earned a degree in natural resources planning. He spends half of his time in Oregon, where he works as an environmental consultant. The rest of his time is spent in Colombia, where he conducts birding, nature, culinary and culture tours. He has also photographed Columbia’s people, scenery and amazing avian diversity. Chris works closely with local communities to promote responsible social and environmental ecotourism in Colombia.

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For the Love of a Horse

Were you one of those horse-crazy kids, or do you have one in the family? Did you grow up reading Farley’s Black Stallion books, collecting horse figurines, drawing horses, and watching My Friend Flicka, Fury and endless spaghetti westerns?

What do horses have to teach us? Join us for an interactive class that explores this fascination with horses—and the myths and realities of owning, training, showing, racing and breeding horses—their traits, the breeds, and uses historically and today. Learn to identify a quality horse.

date .......... Wed., Nov. 13-Dec. 4

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee/members .......... $55/nonmembers $80 (47375)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Jane Woodward

Jane Woodward began breeding and raising Arabian horses in Colorado, at one point having a herd of over 85. She has participated in many aspects of the horse business including breeding, training, racing and showing. Although she no longer actively manages a breeding operation since moving to California, she continues to track her mares, stallions and “horse-kids” as they develop in the hands of other breeders and owners, and continues to appreciate the gifts they have shared.

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Sequoia Park Zoo:
The History & Future of California’s Oldest Zoo

Back by popular demand, this class will take participants through over a century of history at Sequoia Park Zoo and into the future vision of the Zoo’s long-term master plan.

Participants will learn what is involved with operating a modern accredited zoological facility through lectures, behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, and other engaging activities.

By the end of the course, participants will have gained a deeper understanding of the role of modern zoos in today’s society, as well as the mission and purpose of our community zoo and the many programs it has to offer.

date .......... Sat., Oct. 5-19

time .......... 9 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $50/nonmembers $75 (47376)

place .......... Sequoia Park Zoo

instr .......... Gretchen Ziegler & Amber Neilson

Gretchen Ziegler has worked in the zoo profession for nearly 30 years and is currently the manager of Sequoia Park Zoo. She has a B.S. in biology.

Amber Neilson has a masters in environmental studies and has been an outdoor educator for over 15 years.

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Trouble in Paradise

If you like to invite birds to your yard, this class will hopefully help you to foil squirrels, out-smart raccoons and bears, and tolerate the neighbor’s cat.

Get some helpful hints on what seeds to use and how to place feeders and bird houses to eliminate mess and weeds.

date .......... Thurs., Nov. 7

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee/members .......... $30/nonmembers $55 (47389)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Louise Bacon-Ogden

Louise Bacon-Ogden was owner of Strictly for the Birds in Old Town Eureka until 2004. Since retiring, she now has more time to share her knowledge and love of birds.

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Winterize Your Wildlife Garden

If you want to invite birds and wildlife to your yard, this class will help you to prepare it for the fall.

Birds enjoy coming into yards that are rich with food and well-stocked feeders. Putting your yard “to bed” for the coming winter in an environmental fashion will insure happy and healthy birds and animals. In turn, you will be rewarded with a winter garden full of life!

date .......... Thurs., Sept. 12

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee/members .......... $30/nonmembers $55 (47390)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Louise Bacon-Ogden

Louise Bacon-Ogden: See biography above.

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Native Plants of the Headwaters Forest Reserve

Join botanist Jennifer Wheeler and park ranger Julie Clark on a hike through the Headwaters Forest Reserve, Elk River trail. See the trail through a botanist’s lens; learn about the native plants that grow in a redwood forest while also being immersed in tales of the cultural history surrounding the Elk River trail and the long-gone town of Falk.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, and bring water.

date .......... Thursday, Nov. 14 (This course has been rescheduled)

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

place .......... Headwaters Forest Reserve

instr .......... Julie Clark

Julie Clark is a park ranger for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and work at the Headwaters Forest Reserve.

Jennifer Wheeler is a botanist for the BLM and works out of the Arcata Field Office.

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Mushroom Walk

Enjoy a fun hike in the Pacific rain forest near Fern Canyon, where we will identify various mushrooms.

Fall is the perfect time of year for identifying Humboldt’s broad variety of beautiful and strange-looking fungi, including poisonous ones!

We will take vans (rain or shine) to this beautiful rain forest where Roosevelt Elk, bear, and deer love to roam.

Unfortunately, mushroom picking is not allowed in the park.

Participants should be in reasonable physical condition for this day-long trip. There will be a minimum of four rest stops in addition to lunch.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, and bring water and a lunch.

Recommended text: Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora

date .......... Thurs./Sat., Nov. 7 & 9

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

instr .......... Dick Wild

Dick Wild has been a trip leader, mushroom aficionado and member of the Mycological Society since 1972. He has identified and eaten over 70 varieties. He has picked mushrooms in Northern California, Montana, Colorado and the Black Forest of Southern Germany.

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Water Safety: Humboldt Beach Watch

Would you like to help educate Humboldt residents about the beauty, power and dangers of our local beaches? Are you interested in becoming a beach steward?

Troy Nicolini with the National Weather Service and Jeff Denny of Redwood National Park are offering this class to kick off the Beach Stewards Program.

OLLI members will be develop a true understanding of how our local beaches work and to recognize specific beach and surf hazards, including sneaker waves and tsunamis. Participants will also be learn skills to engage family, friends and other beachgoers in conversation on those hazards.

Join members of our local beach community, emergency responders and survivors of sneaker wave incidents to learn more about how you can help make our beaches safe.

This six-hour course will be team taught by the Water Safety Coalition, National Weather Service, and Redwood National & State Parks.

Bring a bag lunch for this day-long course.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SPRING 2014.

instr .......... Jeff Denny & Troy Nicolini

Jeff Denny is a park ranger at Redwood National & State Parks.

Troy Nicolini is a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

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Microsoft Word for Beginners

This introductory course will cover the basics of using Microsoft Word 2010. Classes will introduce beginning students to creating personal and business documents. The goal will be to produce documents on your own, and feel at ease while doing it! Included in each session will be practice time. If you have a flash drive – bring it!

Types of topics we will cover include:

  • Introduction to screen elements, tabs, groups, tool bars, review of word processing terms.
  • Creating Letters, changing fonts, margins, and tabs
  • Making documents print correctly and screen display options
  • Envelopes and labels
  • Using tables, adding headers and footers.
  • Using clip art
  • Troubleshooting tips

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Ali Ware has taught a variety of software applications – Microsoft Office in particular – for over 25 years. She has taught at secondary, post-secondary and professional development levels. She is currently a trainer at Humboldt County Office of Education.

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Fingerpainting on Your iPad: A Beginning Class

Are you looking for new ways to use your iPad? Join this introductory class in iPad painting using the ArtStudio app.

Each lesson will start with a demonstration of a specific set of ArtStudio features, followed by individual work on the iPad with guidance from the instructor.

We will use artwork by Mondrian, Miro, Matisse, Modigliani and Monet for inspiration and for learning specific art tools.

No art or digital art experience is required. This is fun and easy to learn! Professional artists will enjoy adding a mobile digital platform to their tool set.

Bring an iPad (any model, including the Mini) and download the latest version of the ArtStudio app from the App Store (approx. $6) before the first class meeting.

Bring a snack.

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 3 & 10

time .......... 2-6 p.m.

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (47427)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Claire Iris Schencke

Claire Iris Schencke, a pioneering mobile digital artist, received her MA at Stockholm University and her MBA at Stanford University. Her mixed media art has been featured in solo and group exhibits in the USA and Europe. She has extensive classroom teaching experience, and holds a community college teaching certificate. She also gives private lessons in iPad painting. For more about her art, go to her website: iPadJAZZart.com and her blog: claireirisschencke.blogspot.com

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Fingerpainting on Your iPad: The Next Level

For those students who enjoyed the first OLLI iPad painting classes, we are offering a new workshop. The first class taught students to walk on the touch screen; this class will teach you how to dance!

We will learn subtle incorporation of photos, wild use of layers and filters and startling transformations.

Prerequistites: Must have taken the first OLLI iPad class or have an equivalent level of experience with the ArtStudio app. Please contact the instructor with questions.

Bring an iPad (any model, including the Mini) and download the latest version of the ArtStudio app from the App Store (approx. $6) before the first class meeting.

Bring a snack.

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 17 & 24

time .......... 2-6 p.m.

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (47428)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Claire Iris Schencke

Claire Iris Schencke: See biography under the beginning “Fingerpainting on Your iPad” class, above.

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Book Arts: Miniature Book or Holiday Ornament

This little book has a bit of everything for the book lover: it’s easy to make, very small (2” x 2”), is a popup structure and can be worn or used as an ornament. These books would also make great gifts.

Come and learn the basics of book making – cutting, measuring, gluing, folding – and leave with a book or two that could be the beginning of a tiny library.

The class is suitable for beginners, and with variations in the structure, suitable for more experienced book artists.

Bring to the first meeting:

Tools: bone folder, mechanical pencil, metal ruler, small sharp scissors, small cutting knife, cutting mat (or an old phone book), glue stick.

Materials: pliable decorative papers (double-sided gift wrap is great), 20” pieces of 1/8” ribbon.

date .......... Thurs., Dec. 5

time .......... 1-4 p.m.

fee/members .......... $40 (47382)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Michele Olsen

Michele Olsen was a mathematics instructor at the college level for 25 years. She has been making custom books for 10 years, since joining the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild. For more information, visit www.micheleolsen.com.

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Beginning Bridge

Bridge is the best and most challenging of card games. It has been called “the mental pencil sharpener for the senior brain,” and is a great tool to enhance cognitive processes, especially memory. It is also a good social game.

Join us for a fun course to learn the rules and tools to enable you to completely play the game: point counts, bidding, scoring and playing the hands.

Weekly handouts will give you a complete set of guidelines for all aspects of bridge.

This class will involve learning a fair amount of new material. Each session will present a lesson and provide practice. Bridge is a complicated game, so practicing and playing outside of class is recommended.

date .......... Wed., Oct. 2-Nov. 6

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

instr .......... Robert Fornes

Robert Fornes became a bridge master in high school in 1961. Also rated in U.S. Chess Federation and a veteran of the World Series of Poker, Robert enjoys games of skill.

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Intermediate Bridge

Now that you are familiar with bridge bidding, it is time to sharpen your playing and bidding skills.

Learn more about playing and defending in a trump or a no-trump contract and clarify many complex bidding issues.

This course is open to all who have completed the beginning class and all others who are comfortable with bidding.

date .......... Wed., Oct. 2-Nov. 6

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .......... $75/nonmembers $100 (47430)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

instr .......... Robert Fornes

Robert Fornes: See biography above, under "Beginning Bridge."

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