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Sheila Rocker Heppe, OLLI Director
OLLI at HSU is pleased to welcome all members to the Humboldt State University campus for the Summer Open House. Join OLLI faculty and staff on Saturday, June 8 from 1-3 p.m. in the College Creek complex on lower campus. OLLI members will be able to tour the Human Performance Laboratory at this event. Come learn more about OLLI summer classes, meet the amazing faculty and see what is new at HSU. Parking is free!
Mark your calendars on June 29 at 8 p.m. for the return performance of The Second Half, A Lively Look at Life After 50. This show sold out the last time Tracey Barnes Priestley and Valerie Gillett Bourne shared their time and talents to benefit OLLI at HSU. All students enrolled in Tracey’s “Bucket List” class eceive a free ticket to this show. See further information below about the show.
This summer you will find OLLI courses from Trinidad to Garberville, in Redwood National Forest and on the speeder trains in Samoa, talking floods in Ferndale and watching the Crabs at the Arcata Ballpark. We look forward to seeing you there!
Featuring Tracey Barnes Priestley & Valerie Gillett Bourne
A benefit for OLLI!
Sat., June 29, 8 p.m.
Arcata Playhouse: 1251 9th St., Arcata
Tickets: $15/person. Available at OLLI at HSU (SBS Bldg., Suite 211) or call OLLI: 826-5880
[Register for the OLLI summer course, "What's On Your Bucket List?" and receive a free ticket to this show.]
Tracey and Valerie met as parents at the kindergarten bus stop 25 years ago.
With the kids on board, Tracey would leave for her job as a counselor and writer, while Valerie went to teach dance and direct stage productions.
Over the years, Tracey developed an interest in singing and performing, while Valerie’s work led her into the world of psychology. Weird, huh?
As the nests emptied, Tracey began to wonder, “What’s next?” And then she had an idea… Why not put on her very own show?
Inspired by Tracey’s popular newspaper column, The Second Half, these two fun-loving friends created a one-act musical comedy that is both entertaining and relevant.
Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 a.m.
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
More information about the film
All are invited to stay for the noon-2 p.m. brown bag lunch series, The Art of Living - featuring Aquaculture on the Bay and The Oyster Festival with Todd Van Herpe, Greg Dale, Dan Bermanand Vicki Guevara Blackwell.
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From Sheila Rocker Heppe, OLLI Director - January 2013
Welcome 2013! We are pleased to present a new slate of classes offered by OLLI at HSU. Please join us on January 26 for the OLLI Open House at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center from 1-3 p.m. Registration will be available on site.
As you may know, OLLI at HSU relies on membership to maintain its educational program and remain eligible for continued support from the Osher Foundation. Every August we are required to start fresh from zero and build our numbers through renewals and new memberships. The goal each year is to exceed 1000 lifelong learners in the OLLI at HSU community. If you haven't renewed yet, please do so today. You may also want to introduce a friend to OLLI; a membership is a very thoughtful gift. Please call or stop by the OLLI office on the HSU campus to purchase a gift certificate.
In addition to the usual membership benefits listed on the facing page, OLLI at HSU members are invited to attend the Art of Living: a FREE brown bag lunch series featuring presentations every Wednesday (February 6- May 22). Join us from 12-2 p.m. for a rich exchange of information and ideas.
Topics for the Art of Living series include Restoration and Renewal in Redwood National and State Parks, Conversations on Creative Aging, Promoting Independence for a Lifetime, and Creating Community Assets – "creation stories" from individuals and groups in Humboldt County who visualize and create positive change in the community.
The HSU Library is host to a vibrant display of OLLI at HSU: Active Minds for a Lifetime. Rebecca Cacciari, OLLI specialist, created this tribute to our program which will be housed in the front lobby. Please take a moment to stop by the library to see pictures and products from classes and experiences of OLLI at HSU. The display will show from December 18-January 21 .
OLLI is branching out to Garberville and Fortuna this spring. See class listings.
Learn more about the Friends of OLLI. This group is creating a culture of giving to sustain OLLI at HSU, to make opportunities affordable and available throughout the community.
All donations to Friends of OLLI are tax deductible and any amount is appreciated. This spring we will introduce the opportunity to become a sustaining Friend of OLLI through monthly contributions. We couldn't provide this rich program without the gifts of members' time, financial support and positive energy which infuses OLLI at HSU.
Have a brilliant spring!