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FALL 2017: OLLI Courses

SCIENCE & NATURE

redwood forest photo by Jeff Hart

Living Behind the Redwood Curtain: Trees of the North Coast

Jeff Hart, Naturalist & Photographer 

The North Coast's magnificent trees reflect the region's spirit of tranquility and peaceful harmony with the natural world. This course is an introduction to the native species of trees that form the backdrop to Humboldt county. A two-hour introductory lecture, followed by an all-day field trip, will introduce the student to the natural history, field identification, and the role in our region's ecology and economy.

Tues., Sept. 19   •    10 a.m.-noon

Field trip: Sat., Sept. 23   •   10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$75   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Jeff Hart holds degrees from the University of Montana and Harvard University in environmental biology, ethnobotany and evolutionary biology. Since graduation his life's education has included natural history surveys, environmental consulting, photography, ecotourism, teaching, writing and organic farming.

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Louise Bacon-Ogden

Birding 101

Louise Bacon-Ogden, Bird Expert

Want to learn to identify birds? This class discusses the absolute basics of bird guides, checklists, optics, clothing and beginning ID tips. Learn little bits of bird song, habitat and code of ethics. Then, let's put this into action by attending a bird walk at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Loleta on Saturday. 

NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A NEW DATE.

Fri., Oct. 20   •   6-8 p.m.

Field trip: Sat., Oct. 21  •   9-11 a.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 204

$45   •  REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46578

Louise Bacon-Ogden, retired owner and operator of Strictly for the Birds, has loved birds since childhood. Her accumulative knowledge has spanned many decades.

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purple seastar

Marine Life of the North Coast

Sean Craig, HSU Biology Professor

Explore the wonders of tide pools along the Northern California coast. Learn about marine invertebrates, algae and the marine ecology of the intertidal zone in this class featuring field trips to local beaches, rocky shores/tide pools and the Telonicher Marine Lab. Enjoy a mix of classroom instruction, beach field trips and in depth discussions of global warming, ocean acidification and Marine Protected Areas' role in ocean conservation. 

Sun., Oct. 1, 8 & 15   •   11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-3:30 p.m. 

Field trip: Fri., Oct. 6   •   5-6:30 p.m.

Trinidad Library

$90   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Sean Craig is a professor in biological sciences at Humboldt State University, where he teaches Invertebrate Zoology and Intertidal Ecology. His research focuses on the ecology of marine invasive species, particularly bryozoans (moss animals). In addition, he recently lead three projects to assess the initial state of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on sandy shore, rocky intertidal and rocky reef (subtidal) habitats.

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Alistair McCroneMcCrone Geology Series

Dr. Alistair McCrone was the president of Humboldt State University from 1974 to 2002. His first academic appointment was professor for 11 years at New York University, where he served as chair of the geology dept. During this time Dr. McCrone was part of a weekly television program on CBS called "Sunrise Semester," which promoted lifelong learning by bringing college lectures into people's homes. Before coming to HSU, he was the academic vice president at the University of the Pacific. As a dedicated educator, leader and lifelong learner, President McCrone has made a special donation to OLLI at HSU to support courses and scholarships in the field of geology. This fall OLLI at HSU highlights these courses as part of the McCrone Geology Series.

Dam-nation or a River Wild? An Examination of Dams on the North Coast & Beyond

Mary Ann Madej, Geomorphology Consultant

What is the story behind the Oroville Dam fiasco? Why is there a proposal to remove four dams on the Klamath River? What does relicensing of dams on the Eel River entail? Hear the debate over Trinity River dam releases and possible diversions of Mad River water to locales outside of Humboldt County. 

Wed., Nov. 8 & 15   •   10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$45   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46607

Dr. Mary Ann Madej worked as a fluvial geomorphologist with the U.S. Department of Interior for 35 years, where she monitored river channel changes for decades. She has assessed issues concerning dams at several sites around the U.S. and has examined dams in many other countries.

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Lost Coast photo courtesy of BLM Tumblr, Bob Wick

Finding the Lost Coast

Sam Flanagan, Geologist & Rachel Sowards Thompson, Recreation Planner

Experience the dynamic geology and history of the King Range National Conservation Area. This all-day field trip with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) resource specialists will include stops at Shelter Cove and Black Sands Beach for a discussion of the natural forces that shape the rugged shore and mountains of California's unique Lost Coast. The trip will include short walks and discussions to learn about recreational opportunities at the nation's first National Conservation Area. 

Tues., Oct. 3   •   8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Sam Flanagan is a geologist with the Arcata Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management. He has been working on fisheries and land management issues in the area for the past 30 years. Sam is a graduate of Humboldt State University, having studied freshwater ecology, geology and geomorphology. Sam's work focuses on watershed and fisheries restoration, road maintenance and removal, and water quality monitoring. The north coast of California, with its mix of active tectonics, high rainfall, forest vegetation, and erosive hillslopes presents a wonderful opportunity to study and observe the interactions of these factors. Sam has focused much of his recent work in the Mattole River and King Range where the interplay of these factors is evident in the dynamic landscapes that underlie the area.  

Rachel Sowards Thompson is the education specialist for the King Range National Conservation Area (NCA). Rachel is a graduate of Humboldt State University and has a master's degree from Utah State University in recreation resource management with an emphasis in environmental education. Rachel has worked King Range NCA partner groups for 11 years to create place-based education programs for K-12 students and visitors to the Lost Coast region.

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Elk photo by Jeff Hart

Plants, Animals & Human Affairs

Jeff Hart, Naturalist & Photographer

Explore some of the many ways humans rely on nature as a source of food, fiber, medicine, drugs and magic. Trace this relationship, beginning with early hunter gatherer societies and concepts of ethnobiology, following the origins of agriculture and domesticated farm animals which provide meat, fabric, and companionship. Delve into some of the psychological and health benefits of the natural world which foster human happiness.

Tues. & Thurs., Oct. 10-19   •   10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$70   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46606

Jeff Hart holds degrees from the University of Montana and Harvard University in environmental biology, ethnobotany and evolutionary biology. Since graduation his life's education has included natural history surveys, environmental consulting, photography, ecotourism, teaching, writing and organic farming.

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CURRENT EVENTS

Visioning a Pathway to Peace in Israel-Palestine

David Boyd, Chair J Street Humboldt & Robert B. Rottenberg, Retired Administrator & Educator

Do you struggle to make sense of headlines about the ongoing conflict in Israel-Palestine: One state or two? Settlements? Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem? Is peace really possible? This workshop will provide a fact-based overview of the conflict history, and an in-depth look specific proposals to overcome the main obstacles to peace. Finally, we will discuss what we can do as informed and concerned U.S. citizens. 

Tues., Sept. 5-19   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$30   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

David Boyd is a life-long social activist, and has worked as District Director for the California Conservation Corps and Executive Director for the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, where he had extensive experience teaching workshops and facilitating group meetings.  He is currently Chair of both the Temple Beth El K'lal Yisrael Committee and the recently formed J Street Humboldt Chapter.

Robert Rottenberg is an experienced teacher, community organizer and group facilitator now residing in Arcata.  He teaches adult education classes at Temple Beth El in Eureka, and has been a leader of several synagogues in New England prior to moving to Humboldt.

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Islam: Triumphs & Tragedies

Molly Cate, Reverend

This expanded and revised six-session interactive course explores the breadth and heart of Islam. Discover Islam's grounding in peace and passion for knowledge, basic theology and practices, history, geographical spread, and extraordinary contributions to Western civilization. We will also delve into some key clashes between Islamic and Western powers. Explore ways to be more effective allies to Muslim people in our own communities. 

Tues., Oct. 3-Nov. 7   •   10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$75   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Rev. Molly Cate is principal speaker and often soloist for Unity Church of the Redwoods in Eureka. She has a master’s degree in consciousness studies from Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies in Santa Rosa, one in sociology from the University of California, Davis, and several certificates in cross-cultural competence. She is passionate about science and bridging the barriers between people holding clashing belief systems.

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Drawing of Womens March, DC, by Maureen McGarry

Forum on Women & Civic Participation

Maureen McGarry, Artist, Teacher, Feminist Community Organizer & Activist

Learn more about national organizations focused on empowering women in the process of civic engagement. Video and photos from the DC Women's March will be included. The program will include guest presenters as well as information about the League of Women Voters, the National Organization for Women (NOW), Emily's List, the National Women's Political Caucus, the Feminist Majority Foundation, and She Should Run. All genders welcome.

Mon., Oct. 23   •   5-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Science B, rm. 135

$15   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46685 

Maureen McGarry: Biography coming soon.

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HISTORY

Covering the Bald Hills

Jerry & Gisela Rohde, Historian & Naturalist; & Jim Wheeler, Ranger/Interpreter

Explore the hidden half of Redwood National Park — the historic and scenic Bald Hills. We'll look at the domain of the Chilula Indians, follow former pack train trails and visit two historic sheep ranches.. Even non-hikers will have access to the sites on this all-day van trip as we will be delivered behind locked gates directly to ranch porches and barn doors.

Sat., Sept. 16   •   10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Field trip: Meet at Arcata Community Center

$75   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Jerry & Gisela Rohde have led OLLI classes since the beginning. They have written four books about Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

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The Armchair Traveler: Eastward Across SoHum

Jerry & Gisela Rohde, Historian & Naturalist

For many years you could drive a wagon or ride a horse eastward from Shelter Cove all the way to Island Mountain. It was a difficult trip, so we'll try it from the ease of our armchairs as OLLI exposes you to southern Humboldt County without ever leaving the classroom. Along the way we'll visit Briceland, Garberville, Harris, and sample the historic sites and roadside scenery along the way. Reserve your chairs now! 

Sat., Oct. 14   •   1-3:30 p.m.

HSU Campus: Science B, rm. 133

$30   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46612

Jerry & Gisela Rohde have led OLLI classes since the beginning. They have written four books about Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

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Reconnoitering Redwood Creek 

Jerry & Gisela Rohde, Historian & Naturalist

Historic and beautiful Redwood Creek is larger than some Humboldt County rivers. We'll recall sights and events from the creek's mouth to its headwaters. We'll learn about the Yurok and Whilkut Indians, the ranches and pack train trails, and the preservation of the lower section of the creek as part of Redwood National Park. In 2.5 hours we'll go back 167 years in the past. 

OPTION 1: 

Sat., Oct. 28   •   1-3:30 p.m.

HSU Campus: Science B, rm. 133

$30   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46613

OPTION 2: 

Mon., Nov. 6   •   5-7:30 p.m.

Trinidad Library

$30   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46614

Jerry & Gisela Rohde have led OLLI classes since the beginning. They have written four books about Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

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Sequoia Park historic photo

A Walk in the Park

Raymond Hillman, Historian

Trace the history of Sequoia Park for well over a century during this afternoon filled with lecture, walk through the park and a zoo tour. Also included is a lunch voucher for $10.00 at the zoo cafe.

Sat., Sept. 30   •   10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Sequoia Park Zoo entrance, Eureka

$45   •  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Ray Hillman is a professional historian/tour narrator. For over 50 years he has specialized in regional history. He has written several books and has a broad knowledge of North Coast history, much of which has been applied to OLLI courses for many years.

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Trinidad in 1851: Gold Rush Adventures

Patricia Fleschner, Historian

Hear about the adventures of J. Goldsborough Bruff of Washington, D.C., J. Christoph Brodbeck of Switzerland, and Baron von Loeffelholz of Bavaria during the Gold Rush, when mining, baking, and milling lumber seemed like a good idea, as told in their journals and letters.

Wed., Nov. 1   •   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Patricia Fleschner has taught history classes and led tours for several years for OLLI. She holds an MA in history and is president of Trinidad Museum Society.

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photos of Vine Deloria, Jr., George Tinker, Steve Charleston, and John Trudell

Spirit & Resistance: The Spiritual & Political Roots of Native American Genocide

Lynn Hubbard, Ph.D.

This course will explore the spiritual and political roots of Native American genocide from their biblical origins to their most recent expressions at Standing Rock, South Dakota. We will be guided by the thoughts of four great contemporary American Indian authors: Vine Deloria, Jr., George "Tink" Tinker, Steve Charleston, and John Trudell. 

Sat., Oct. 7-28   •   1-3 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 225

$70   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46702

Dr. Lynn Hubbard served for many years as the Associate Dean of Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago. He is an adopted member of the Sincagu Lakota Oyate (Sioux Nation) and a Fire Keeper for his families Sundance Ceremony on the Pine Ridge, in South Dakota. His specialities are in Native American spirituality, comparative mythology and religion and science.

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Michael Cooley

Genealogy 101

Michael Cooley, Genealogy Instructor

Gain knowledge and understanding of the essential tools, terminology and technology for basic genealogical research. Examine documents (wills, census records, etc.) that establish genealogical proofs, and briefly explore online sources. Explore genetic genealogy and its importance as a new tool set for the genealogist. 

Mon., Oct. 16-30   •   1-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$75   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46683

Michael Cooley has been engaged in genealogy for over 35 years. He has taught several genealogy classes for OLLI and has given presentations in Oregon, Washington DC, and Salt Lake City. He earned a B.A. in history at HSU and is working on an M.A. in English with an emphasis in non-fiction creative writing. A movie lover and former manager of a Santa Cruz movie art house, Michael has also been engaged in presenting movie seminars for OLLI and the Eureka Public Library.

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Genealogy Computer Lab

Michael Cooley, Genealogy Instructor

Learn how to use free online genealogy databases and search tools to maximum benefit. Although the course is not designed as a genealogy how-to, it does explore free online databases and search tools to maximum benefit.Taking the Genealogy 101 class is not required, but can serve as a complement to beginning genealogists.

Sat., Oct. 21-Nov. 4   •   1-4 p.m.

HSU Campus: Siemens Hall 118 [NOTE: Location has changed since catalog publication]

$75   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46684

Michael Cooley has been engaged in genealogy for over 35 years. He has taught several genealogy classes for OLLI and has given presentations in Oregon, Washington DC, and Salt Lake City. He earned a B.A. in history at HSU and is working on an M.A. in English with an emphasis in non-fiction creative writing. A movie lover and former manager of a Santa Cruz movie art house, Michael has also been engaged in presenting movie seminars for OLLI and the Eureka Public Library.

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LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Paul Woodland

Here's the Story: Now You Tell It!

Paul Woodland, Traditional Storyteller

This course will provide a safe environment, patient instruction, and the practical skills necessary to develop and tell a folktale. You will receive expert guidance on how to utilize the anxiety created by stage fright to enhance your storytelling skills, tricks on how to retain the vital details of the tale, and the confidence to share the story effectively to an audience.  

Mon., Sept. 11-Oct. 2   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 106

$70   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Paul Woodland is an avid proponent and a dedicated practitioner of the ancient art of oral storytelling who coaches others in a patient and kind manner. Paul hosts World Storytelling Day in March, Tellabration in November, and the wonderful "Whippy Dip Radio Show" every Sunday on KHSU.

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Cave drawings

A Glimpse Into the Past: Exploring Ancient Art in Utah

Rosie Arenas, Ed.D., & María Elena Whaples, HSU Professional Staff

This course will address the universal concept of myth and storytelling as seen in the pictographs and petroglyphs from around the world but specifically those found in the canyonlands of Utah. We will discuss the history of migration, how etchings addressed the changing landscape and weather, how they were used as sacred and celestial markers. A separate field trip to Utah is available. See below.

Fri., Sept. 8   •   6-8 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 9   •   9 a.m.-noon

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 225

$60   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Dr. Rosie Arenas is a retired professor of education, artist, farmer, and student of the universe. She lived in Central California for over 50 years and recently moved up to Humboldt County to be close to her little family and enjoy the cooler weather. She has traveled extensively in Oaxaca and other areas of Mexico in addition to hiking, camping and studying the ancient art of Utah. She has presented widely and enjoys traveling, learning about diverse and ancient cultures, permaculture and sustainability, and children's literature.

María Elena Whaplesis a Fresno State and Humboldt State alumni, graduating with her degrees in English literature and international studies with an emphasis on cultural studies, and minor in Spanish. She has worked at HSU for 10 years and is currently assistant director of student services in Financial Aid. She enjoys world travel (especially to Utah and Mexico) and studying the ancient past.

Exploring Ancient Art in Utah

Optional Three-Day Field Trip

Join instructors Rosie Arenas and María Elena Whaples for a three-day adventure to Green River, Utah.

  • Explore canyons and sacred sites.
  • Welcome the Fall Equinox at Sego Canyon.
  • Visit the River Museum.

Informational meeting: Sat., Sept. 9, noon-1 p.m., Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 225

Meet in Green River, Utah to begin the adventure. Participants are responsible for travel and lodging.

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The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

OLLI membership is not required, and there are no non-member fees.

Japanese Language 101

Mie Matsumoto, Language Teacher

Learn introductory Japanese language and culture with an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking skills. It covers selected topics of everyday life and introduces Japanese culture. Relevant materials will be handed out in the class. Knowledge of hirigana/katakana is not required for this class. The Japanese writing system will be introduced.

Wed., Sept. 6-27   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 226

$85:     This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Mie Matsumoto is a native Japanese speaker and has over 15 years experience teaching college level Japanese for HSU College of Extended Education & Global Engagement and College of the Redwoods. She has taught all levels and different age groups on a private basis. She is also experienced in commercial translation services in diverse industries.

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TRAVEL

Utah Rocks! Visual Tour of Five National Parks

John Palmquist, Instructor & Traveler

Take a photo journey of the five national parks in southern Utah: Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands. These parks tell the geologic story of Utah. Each is unique and all are beautiful. The red rock formations are spectacular and almost beyond description. Come see for yourself.

Tues., Oct. 3   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 117

$30   •  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

John Palmquist has extensive travel experience, including seven continents and 50 states. He is an avid hiker and backpacker with over 60 student group trips to wilderness areas. He taught business and management classes at the College of the Redwoods.

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Vietnam's North: The Tour Without the Airfare

Rollie Lamberson, Professor Emeritus, HSU & Rick Vrem, Professor Emeritus, HSU

Vietnam is a beautiful country in spite of the ravages it has suffered from wars with the U.S., France, and China. The landscape varies from rugged mountains to gorgeous beaches. We will visit tribal villages, spend a night on a boat in spectacular Halong Bay, visit towns with names familiar from the "American War," tour the historic capital of Hue, and explore ancient Champa ruins. 

Tues., Dec. 5   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 117

$30   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46694

Rollie Lamberson and Rick Vrem are both retired from the HSU faculty where Rick was provost and Rollie a professor of mathematics and coordinator of the environmental systems program. They have travelled extensively on every continent except Antarctica.

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Cuban rural scene, photo by Suzanne Pasztor

Cuba for Beginners through History & Film

Suzanne Pasztor, Professor of Latin American History

"Cuba is like going to another planet. It's so different, but it's so similar . . . ." (Henry Louis Gates). Curious about Cuba? From sugar colony and playground for the wealthy, to revolutionary state and isolated Marxist holdout, Cuba has a fascinating past. Clips from Cuban filmmakers will help orient our discussions, and we will examine current conditions in Cuba, including what Americans can expect when travelling to the island.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Suzanne Pasztor has a Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of New Mexico.  She has taught at HSU since 2005, is the author of two books on the region, and is an author and editor for the Handbook of Latin American Studies, published by the Library of Congress.

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Europe for a Week, a Month or a Year

Barry Evans & Louisa Rogers

Europe — all 50 sovereign states — is just waiting to be discovered and explored by travelers of all ages and interests. Whether you go for a two-week "Paris-and-the Loire" quickie, or a year-long "let's start in Portugal, then Prague, then..." extended visit, we'll help you plan your trip, figure out how to get there on a budget, travel around, be safe, and meet locals and other travelers. 

Wed., Nov. 8 & 15   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$45   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46618

Barry Evans and Louisa Rogers have lived, loved and traveled overseas from childhood. They recently returned from six months in Europe.

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Trinity Alps & Marble Mountain Wilderness Areas: The Tour Without the Hike

John Palmquist, Instructor & Traveler

We will take a photo journey and explore the hiking trails and scenery in the Trinity Alps and Marble Mountain Wilderness areas. Come join us if you want to learn about this remote region, plan a hike/backpack trip, or share your own experiences in this unique and wild place. 

Wed., Sept. 27   •    6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 227

$30   •  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

John Palmquist has extensive travel experience, including seven continents and 50 states. He is an avid hiker and backpacker with over 60 student group trips to wilderness areas. He taught business and management classes at the College of the Redwoods.

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Alaska/Yukon: The Ultimate Travel Destination

John Palmquist, Instructor & Traveler

If you are planning or thinking about a trip to our Far North, then this is the class for you.

Explore the diverse artistic, cultural, economic, environmental, and geographic attributes of the five travel regions of Alaska. Develop an itinerary to maximize your visit to our 49th state and beyond. The many modes of transportation, accommodations, tours, events, and activities will be highlighted and discussed. 

Tues., Nov. 28 & Dec. 5   •   2-4 p.m.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

John Palmquist has extensive travel experience, including seven continents and 50 states. He is an avid hiker and backpacker with over 60 student group trips to wilderness areas. He taught business and management classes at the College of the Redwoods.

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Travel the Alaska Railroad Corridor

John Palmquist, Instructor & Traveler

Take a photo journey to one of the most accessible, diverse and scenic routes in Alaska. From Fairbanks/Chena Hot Springs to Seward/Resurrection Bay. Travel by multi-modes of transport, including the spectacular Alaska Railroad. Travel information will be presented to highlight the many options along this central Alaska route.

Thurs., Dec. 7   •   2-4 p.m.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

John Palmquist has extensive travel experience, including seven continents and 50 states. He is an avid hiker and backpacker with over 60 student group trips to wilderness areas. He taught business and management classes at the College of the Redwoods.

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Small Steps to Create Change through Tourism

Ara Pachmayer, Assistant Professor, HSU

Over a billion people travel worldwide annually. Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, which many countries and communities rely on as an economic mainstay. Tourism may also result in negative consequences, as travelers can leave significant impacts on a destination and it's people. By considering the benefits and disadvantages of tourism with case studies and examples, we'll explore practical ways to become more responsible tourists. 

Sat., Dec. 2   •   10 a.m.-noon

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 226

$30   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46620

Ara Pachmayer is an assistant professor at Humboldt State University in kinesiology and recreation administration. Her research interests include international education, impact of tourism development on perception of community life, and sustainable and community based tourism development. She has 15 years of experience in the field of international education and has created and assisted in the development of numerous educational tours in many locations.  

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TECHNOLOGY

 

 

Better Photography with Your iPhone or iPad

With Bob Doran, Journalist & Photographer

Learn to use your smart/iPhone/iPad to take better photographs. This short course on use of your iPhone, iPad or smartphone camera and apps will assist in creation of artistic works. The course will cover basics of apps Snapseed and Instagram, and offer ideas for taking portraits and more.

Tues. & Wed., Oct. 10 & 11   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$45   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46623

Bob Doran is a photographer and journalist who lives and works in Humboldt County. He has taken pictures and written for various local publications. He currently serves as official photographer for the Arcata Chamber of Commerce.

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iPad as Your Entertainment Center

Annie Reid, Retired Digital Arts Instructor & Artist

Turn your iPad into an e-entertainment center to watch movies, listen to song lists, check out and read library books, and much more! Add a game app to pass time while waiting in lines, or an art app that lets you draw and paint directly to your iPad screen. Participants should have a familiarity with their iPad operation. Most information is transferable to an iPhone.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Annie Reid taught the technology of design through the Adobe Certificate Course at HSU College of eLearning & Extended Education for 25+ years. Currently she is a full time artist, creating traditional paintings as well as digitally painting and printmaking. Her website: www.anniereid.com

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The following FOUR courses are offered through Extended Education.

OLLI membership is not required, and there are no non-member fees.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop® & Image Editing

Darcy Brown, Teacher

This fast-paced course for beginners offers an introduction to basic digital image management and editing through hands-on exercises in a computer lab setting.

Sat., Sept. 9 & 16   •   9 a.m.-noon

HSU Campus: Gist Hall, rm. 215

$125:   This is an Extended Education class open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Darcy Brown graduated from HSU with a BA in art education and spent the last year teaching digital photography and graphic design at Inderkum High School in Sacramento.

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Advanced Adobe Photoshop®

Hal Work, Digital Artist/Photographer

A "beyond-the-basics" opportunity to learn the techniques that maximize the professional potential of Photoshop CC.

Prerequisite: Intro to Photoshop & Image Editing or a basic knowledge of the Photoshop application.

Sat., Nov. 4   •   10 a.m.-4 p.m.

HSU Campus: Gist Hall, rm. 215

$125:   This is an Extended Education class open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

Hal Work is an award-winning digital artist and photographer. He is the manager and instructor of the Eureka Photoshop User Group. He worked in Silicon Valley for over 30 years for the computer industry.

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The Essentials of Digital Photography

León Villagomez, Photographer

Learn the basics of photography. Get tips to help you understand your camera's functions and how to compose creative and quality images.

Bring a camera with a standard or prime lens.

Tues. & Thurs., Nov. 14 & 16   •   3-6 p.m.

HSU Campus: Library 208 [NOTE: This location has changed since catalog publication]

$150:   This is an Extended Education class open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

León Villagómez is a wedding and commercial photographer. His work is minimalistic and incorporates natural geometric shapes while capturing the emotions of his subjects (leonvillagomez.com).

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Introduction to Adobe InDesign®

Darcy Brown, Teacher

Used worldwide by seasoned professionals and creatives alike, InDesign is an approachable and powerful tool for building print projects such as books, magazines, newsletters, posters, t-shirts, and more. This introductory class explores the basics of InDesign's page layout capabilities.

Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 22-31   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Gist Hall, rm. 215

$150:   This is an Extended Education class open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Darcy Brown graduated from HSU with a BA in art education and spent the last year teaching digital photography and graphic design at Inderkum High School in Sacramento.

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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator®

Darcy Brown, Teacher

For the artist and non-artist alike, Illustrator offers everyone the opportunity to create beautiful graphics. Learn the simple techniques and advanced vector illustration tricks to create eye-catching imagery.

Tues. & Thurs., Oct. 3-12   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Gist Hall, rm. 215

$150:   This is an Extended Education class open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Darcy Brown graduated from HSU with a BA in art education and spent the last year teaching digital photography and graphic design at Inderkum High School in Sacramento.

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FILM

Film Screening & Discussion: Targets

Michael Cooley, Movie Enthusiast

Film director Peter Bogdanovich's first movie, Targets, is a campy, B-grade, Roger Corman thriller. It stars Boris Karloff as an over-the-hill horror movie star who finds himself in the sights of a serial killer. The film opens with a sneaky, uncredited appearance by Jack Nicholson. This is not a great film, but it is a lot of fun on several levels. (1968, color, 90 min)

Mon., Oct. 30   •   6-9 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 105

$15   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46641

Michael Cooley has been engaged in genealogy for over 35 years. He has taught several genealogy classes for OLLI and has given presentations in Oregon, Washington DC, and Salt Lake City. He earned a B.A. in history at HSU and is working on an M.A. in English with an emphasis in non-fiction creative writing. A movie lover and former manager of a Santa Cruz movie art house, Michael has also been engaged in presenting movie seminars for OLLI and the Eureka Public Library.

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Don't Look Now movie poster

Film Screening & Discussion: Don't Look Now

Michael Cooley, Movie Enthusiast

Based on a Daphne du Maurier story, "Don't Look Now" is not a Halloween slasher flick. Filmed in Venice, it's a smart, artsy psychological thriller starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. Directed by British filmmaker, Nicholas Roeg. (1973, color, 110 min) 

Tues., Oct. 31   •   6-9 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 117

$15   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46642

Michael Cooley has been engaged in genealogy for over 35 years. He has taught several genealogy classes for OLLI and has given presentations in Oregon, Washington DC, and Salt Lake City. He earned a B.A. in history at HSU and is working on an M.A. in English with an emphasis in non-fiction creative writing. A movie lover and former manager of a Santa Cruz movie art house, Michael has also been engaged in presenting movie seminars for OLLI and the Eureka Public Library.

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ART

Three women working on paper art

More Eye-Catching Surface Designs on Paper

Sandra Vrem, Book Artist

Create original designs on paper to be used for book arts, cards,collage and assemblages. In creating these designs you will use a variety of mediums and tools and be guided through the creative process. 

Tues., Oct. 10   •   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Sandra Vrem has been a member off Northern Redwoods Book Arts Guild for 10 years and has attended and taught many workshops. She enjoys exploring new techniques using mixed media to create surface designs on paper.

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linocut and letterpress tools

Book Arts: Letterpress & the Winter Fold Book

Michele Olsen, Book Artist & Lynn Jones, Owner of Just My Type Letterpress

Join printer Lynn Jones at her business, Just My Type Letterpress, where you will learn to carve linocuts and set type for letterpress printing. A single collaborative print will be produced for each student which will then be used to create a Winter Fold book. Registration is limited, so enroll early.

Tues., Nov. 7   •   9 a.m.-noon & Thurs., Nov. 9   •   9-11 a.m.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

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

Lynn Jones studied graphic design at Humboldt State University, interned with David Lance Goines where she cut linoleum blocks for Alice Waters' Chez Panisse Café Cookbook. She is co-owner of Just My Type Letterpress Paperie in Old Town Eureka.

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Pop-up book by Paul Johnson

Book Arts: Pop-Up Pandemonium

Michele Olsen, Book Artist

Join us as we explore the extraordinary paper pop-up world of Paul Johnson — an artist who promotes literacy for children using the book arts. Pop-up books and cards delight us all, and can be quite simple or very sophisticated. Students will learn the engineering basics, and then create their own designs. We will finish with a book of pop-ups that include a story.

For required tools and materials, visit Michele Olsen's website. [Photo: Pop-up book by Paul Johnson]

Tues. & Thurs., Nov. 14 & 16   •   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$75   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46628

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

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Book Arts: Tattered Pages

Group Leader: Gisela Rohde

Explore the exciting world of creative book binding, altering existing books, decorating pages and much more. Meetings feature show-and-tell; demonstrations, techniques and tips; problem solving; discussions about materials and resources and lots of fun!

FALL:

First Thursday   •   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$15   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46596

ANNUAL:

First Thursday   •   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$35   •    REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 31300

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Dia de los Muertos altar photo by Rosie Arenas

Celebrating Life: Day of the Dead/Día de Los Muertos

Rosie Arenas, Ed.D.

Explore the concept of life and death as seen through the cultural traditions of people around the world, and learn about the ways the Mexican people celebrate the Day of the Dead or Día de Los Muertos. Learn about the various levels, components, and symbols of the traditional "altar" while constructing your own memory box (altares) to celebrate life and remember loved ones.

Sat., Oct. 14   •   8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 225

$50   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46625

Dr. Rosie Arenas is a retired professor of education, artist, farmer, and student of the universe. She lived in Central California for over 50 years and recently moved up to Humboldt County to be close to her little family and enjoy the cooler weather. She has traveled extensively in Oaxaca and other areas of Mexico in addition to hiking, camping and studying the ancient art of Utah. She has presented widely and enjoys traveling, learning about diverse and ancient cultures, permaculture and sustainability, and children's literature.

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Monet painting

Monet: The Early Years

Ron Johnson, Professor Emeritus, HSU 

Experience the early painting of Monet and learn how it revealed his path to Impressionism. This course will explore the many facets of the recent Monet exhibition of the same title at the Legion of Honor in S.F. and the Kimbell in Fort Worth. 

Tues., Sept. 5-19   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Natural Resources, rm. 101

$60   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Ron Johnson is an emeritus professor of art history from HSU. He has taught courses on Impressionism several times and went to Paris to revisit museums and sites of Impressionist paintings. Johnson has taught courses and published two articles about Vincent Van Gogh. He also worked at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

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Photographs & Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts

Gabrielle Gopinath, Lecturer & Writer

Explore how consumption of photographs has been affected by social media platforms, apps, and the 24-hour news cycle. In the 21st century, digital media have blurred many of the traditionally observed distinctions between reality and scripted entertainment. As images of atrocity become accessible to millions of viewers in real time, delve into how they have changed the way we respond.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Gabrielle Gopinath is a writer and art critic who lives in Arcata. She lectures on art history at College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University and writes about art for the North Coast Journal and the San Francisco Art Quarterly.

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Sequined blouse with butterfly

Advanced Style: Fashion After 50

Cheryl Johnson, MA, Life Coach

We will get inspired by Advanced Style, a documentary on aging with fashion and brilliance with models aged 60-93. Then we each display three items (clothing or jewelry) that we cherish but don't wear, yet can't let go of. From Thai silk to Italian lace, from New Mexico turquoise to Egyptian silver, from high-end to hand-made, pass yours on for someone else to love, then take home some "new" fascinating treasures. Everyone is welcome. 

Thurs., Nov. 9   •   1-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$35   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46627

Cheryl Johnson, MA, is a life coach whose motto is "Live, love, laugh and learn." She does consulting in non-profits and facilitates the Conscious Aging Conversations OLLI special interest group.

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MUSIC

Two women singing

Just Sing

Carol Ryder, Artistic Director, Humboldt Light Opera

Do you like to sing, but feel a tad rusty? This course is designed to teach easy vocal techniques to help you learn how to best use your "new" older voice. It is not necessary to have any music-reading skills or even a singing background. 

Mon., Oct. 9-Nov. 13   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education,

Studio A, Arcata

$60   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46630

Carol Ryder has been teaching voice for 40 years, privately and through Humboldt State University, College of the Redwoods, and Humboldt Light Opera Company. She is excited to teach for OLLI and pass on the love of singing to all ages.

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Just Sing 2

Carol Ryder, Artistic Director, Humboldt Light Opera

Continue the work you started in "Just Sing" in this follow-up class. We will work with breathing, vowels, range development and confidence. In addition to singing in the group setting, there will be solo and duet opportunities. "Just Sing" is not a prerequisite; you only need the desire to sing and make music together.

Wed., Oct. 11-Nov. 15   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education,

Studio B, Arcata

$60   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46632

Carol Ryder has been teaching voice for 40 years, privately and through Humboldt State University, College of the Redwoods, and Humboldt Light Opera Company. She is excited to teach for OLLI and pass on the love of singing to all ages.

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Music… & the Stories of our Lives

Tracey Barnes Priestley, MA, Author & Life Coach

The music we've loved throughout our lives is locked into our brains, creating vivid memories. Using music and written prompts, we'll explore sharing these memories as meaningful life stories, which can be shared at a family reunion, with grandkids, at social gatherings, or on stage. We'll also discuss the elements of storytelling. All levels of writing are welcomed. This class is strongly recommended (though not required) for those auditioning for "The Music of Our Lives."

Thurs., Oct. 26-Nov. 9   •   10 a.m.-noon

Sunny Brae Performance Arts Center for Education, Arcata

$50   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46635

Tracey Barnes Priestley is both a writer and life coach. She spent the first 25 years of her professional career working as a psychotherapist, college instructor, writer and syndicated columnist (Juggling Jobs and Kids). Tracey currently writes and blogs about issues she and countless others face in the second half of life (www.thesecondhalfonline.com). An amateur singer and performer, she co-wrote, produced, and starred in a one-act musical, "The Second Half: A Lively Look at Life after Fifty."

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Boomer+ Troupe Chorus

Carol Ryder, Artistic Director, Humboldt Light Opera

Humboldt Light Opera Company is expanding the Boomer+ Troupe to include a chorus! Learn a program of fun and memorable music that will be performed at senior centers throughout the county in early December. 

Tues., Oct. 10-Nov. 28   •   10:30 a.m.-noon (no class Nov. 21)

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education, Studio B, Arcata

$75   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46631

Carol Ryder has been teaching voice for 40 years, privately and through Humboldt State University, College of the Redwoods, and Humboldt Light Opera Company. She is excited to teach for OLLI and pass on the love of singing to all ages.

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Appreciating Western European Music

Carol Ryder, Artistic Director, Humboldt Light Opera

Beginning with the music of the Medieval thru Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Nationalistic time periods, learn about how the culture of the times influenced the music's texture. Explore the new musical ideas each time period brought to the development of Western European music, and be able to identify what elements made each period so different. 

Fri., Oct. 13-Dec. 1   •   10:30 a.m.-noon (no meeting Nov. 10 or 24)

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education, Studio B, Arcata

$60   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46633

Carol Ryder taught music at both Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods for over 20 years. Her favorite classes to teach were voice, choral, and music appreciation.  She is the artistic producing director for Humboldt Light Opera Company (HLOC) and director for HLOC's Babe and Boomer+ Troope.

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flash mob group

Senior Flash Mob

Cheryl Johnson, MA, Life Coach

Flash mobs are public bursts of joyful dancing that surprise people. We will create a routine from easy, non-strenuous dance steps. Learning dance patterns is fantastic for brain plasticity, and "random acts of kindness" raise endorphin levels for givers and receivers. "Two left feet" folks are welcome, and no partners are needed. In the second session, we'll polish the routine; then perform with costumes, for ourselves only, with chuckles and exercise. Cameras are encouraged. Let's live a little! 

Tues.   •   Oct. 3 & 10, 1-3 p.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education, Arcata

$35   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Cheryl Johnson, MA, is a life coach whose motto is "Live, love, laugh and learn." She does consulting in non-profits and facilitates the Conscious Aging Conversations OLLI special interest group.

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The Power of the Great Broadway Musical Showstopper!

Laura Hennings, Singer & Songwriter

Musicals blend plot structure, musical scores, singing, dancing and spoken dialogue into one powerful tool. Exploring the history, lyrics, and show plots of many of Broadway's most successful musicals, we will see how "showstopper" songs heighten the emotion and message crafted by the greatest musical composers of the 20th Century! 

Wed., Oct. 25-Nov. 8   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46634

Laura Hennings is a retired resource specialist with Eureka City Schools. She began a second career as a singer/songwriter, founding musical groups the Soulful Sidekicks and the Topaz Trio. As a theatre arts major from HSU and a local singer, she has a flair for public speaking, teaching and a passion for history! Her classes are creative, interactive, and driven with a sense of drama and intrigue.

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LITERATURE

Not Just for Children: Multicultural Children's Literature

Rosie Arenas, Ed.D.

Some of us grew up never seeing ourselves in children's books: the reality posed in books was not our reality. This course will explore multicultural children's literature that addresses current issues and diverse cultures in our global society. Whether you are a child at heart, a parent or grandparent, or just a lover of books, you will find this course exciting and rewarding. 

Sat., Nov. 4   •   9 a.m.-noon

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 225

$35   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46643

Dr. Rosie Arenas is a retired professor of education, artist, farmer, and student of the universe. She lived in Central California for over 50 years and recently moved up to Humboldt County to be close to her little family and enjoy the cooler weather. She has traveled extensively in Oaxaca and other areas of Mexico in addition to hiking, camping and studying the ancient art of Utah. She has presented widely and enjoys traveling, learning about diverse and ancient cultures, permaculture and sustainability, and children's literature.

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Not Just for Children: Children's Literature from Myths to Folktales & Beyond

Rosie Arenas, Ed.D.

Do you remember being read to as a child? Do you remember holding your most favorite book in your tiny hands? This course will explore the various genres in children's literature from fairy tales and myths to realistic fiction using some of the classic books many of us remember. 

Sat., Dec. 2   •   9 a.m.-noon

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 225

$35   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46644

Dr. Rosie Arenas is a retired professor of education, artist, farmer, and student of the universe. She lived in Central California for over 50 years and recently moved up to Humboldt County to be close to her little family and enjoy the cooler weather. She has traveled extensively in Oaxaca and other areas of Mexico in addition to hiking, camping and studying the ancient art of Utah. She has presented widely and enjoys traveling, learning about diverse and ancient cultures, permaculture and sustainability, and children's literature.

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Book Group

Group Leader: Sharon Campbell

Choose and discuss books from all genres. All readers are welcome.

FALL:

Third Wednesday   •   5 p.m.-7 p.m. 

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$25   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46590

ANNUAL:

Third Wednesday   •   5 p.m.-7 p.m. 

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$45   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 31298

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WRITING

typewriter photo by Grace Kerr

Memoir: Writing Your Life Story

Sharon Ferrett, Author

So you have a notebook full of memories, pictures, and sketches of life events. You've been writing stories, and now you're ready for the next level. In this course, develop your characters, create form and structure, develop setting, voice, point of view and work on dialogue. You will write, read stories and get feedback in each class. We will also read sample published memoirs and talk about why they are effective. This class is limited to 12 students who have taken a beginning memoir class, have sample stories, and are working toward a polished manuscript. 

Wed., Sept. 13-Oct. 4   •   10 a.m.-noon

Trinidad Library

$70   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Sharon K. Ferrett, Ph.D., 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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Storytelling: How to Go Forward by Going Backwards

Rima Greer, Literary Agent

Bring in your story idea, and learn to provide structure and style to achieve maximum emotional impact. Figure out how to grab your reader, and lead them exactly where you want them to go. 

Fri., Oct. 13   •   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$35   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46637

Rima Greer is a compulsive entrepreneur. She owns a talent agency in Los Angeles, Eureka Fabrics, and a music publishing business.

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Bonnie Shand

Advanced Writing Workshop

Bonnie Shand, Writer

In this class, you'll be free to write prose or poetry, and focus on short pieces related to a specific project or a suggested theme. You'll be able to share your work and receive feedback in a safe environment. Bring one to two pages of writing to the first class. You must have previously taken the instructor's introductory class, "Close to the Bone: Writing From the Inside Out," and preferably, "Writing as a Spiritual Journey." Or you must have creative writing experience and understanding of recurrence, language rhythm, image, metaphor and simile, creative tension and revision. 

Tues., Oct. 24-Dec. 5   •   1-3 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$90   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46638

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 teaching with Sonoma State University's Extended Education and for 18 years taught dedicated older writers at the Oakmont Retirement Community in Santa Rosa.

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Michael Elsohn Ross and three of his books

The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

OLLI membership is not required, and there are no non-member fees.

Writing Books for Children

Michael Elsohn Ross, Author

Writing books for children is very different from other genres — since the audiences are kids and the publishers, buyers, and librarians are all adults. Discover the wide variety of styles and formats of current books, and pick up some useful writing and publishing tools. You'll have a chance to write and edit short pieces, as well as get an overview of the publishing process. Bring a pen, a journal and their favorite children's book.

Sun., Oct. 22   •   10 a.m.-5 p.m.

HSU Campus: Library Fishbowl

$60:     This is an Extended Education class open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

Michael Elsohn Ross is the award-winning author of over 40 books for young people, including What's the Matter in Mr. Whisker's Room?, which was nominated for the Arizona Young Reader's Award. Ross's work as a naturalist and environmental educator in Yosemite National Park inspired him to write books that actively invite kids to wonder and explore. Visit his website to learn more.

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CULINARY

Thirty Minutes & Eat: Simple Cooking for One or Two

Louisa Rogers

Nearly a third of Americans prefer to drool over cooking shows on TV than actually sauté, braise or roast. Explore how to create fast, filling, delicious non-meat dishes in 30 minutes, tops. Learn how to stock your kitchen, simple tools and secrets for quick-turnaround soups, stews, stir-fries and salads. Recipes included.

Thurs., Nov. 16   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$30   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46639

Louisa Rogers is a local leadership consultant. She lives with her husband in a 750-square-foot apartment in Old Town which allows them to come and go lightly.

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HEALTH

Carlisle Douglas

A Food Plan for Metabolic Health

Carlisle Douglas, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Contemporary dietary habits are fueling the rise of metabolic diseases — heart disease, lipid problems, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes, as well as cancer, dementia and more. Yet successful dietary change can be so illusive, confusing and discouraging. This class will present the dietary principles outlined by Harvard endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig in his book, Always Hungry? Explore how to stop insulin overproduction using movement, sleep and stress relief strategies, while creating a reasonable food plan that can really be a lasting lifestyle change. 

Sat., Oct. 14   •   1-3 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, rm. 226

$15   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46653

Carlisle Douglas, MA, is an integrative nutrition health coach with emphasis on healing the relationship with food.  Carlisle is also a massage therapist and has been teaching beginning and advanced bodywork techniques for many years.  She loves sharing knowledge and teaching skills that enable each person to live the best life possible in that one precious body that must last a lifetime. 

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Support Session for A Food Plan for Metabolic Health

Carlisle Douglas, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

If you are ready to feel better in body, mind and spirit, then join this exploration in eating for metabolic health. This is a companion class to "A Food Plan for Metabolic Health;" but anyone who is following the "Always Hungry?" plan is welcome. This session will provide support, information and clarity about how to make the plan work for your priorities and lifestyle. Before the class begins, you are encouraged to read the book and begin following its guidelines. 

Sat., Nov. 4   •   1-3 p.m.

HSU Campus: Science B, rm. 133

$30   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46656

Carlisle Douglas, MA, is an integrative nutrition health coach with emphasis on healing the relationship with food. Carlisle is also a massage therapist and has been teaching beginning and advanced bodywork techniques for many years. She loves sharing knowledge and teaching skills that enable each person to live the best life possible in that one precious body that must last a lifetime. 

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Joanne Fornes

Pilates Plus

Joanne Fornes, Pilates Instructor

Give yourself a boost to remaining mobile, agile and flexible for years to come! Build a stronger, healthier body and improve your balance with Pilates! OLLI Pilates Plus classes are well-suited for people of all ages and fitness levels and designed to gently and effectively teach principles of breath and movement which engage core abdominal muscles. Adaptations can be made for specific needs. 

Wed., Oct. 4-Nov. 8   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education,

Studio B, Arcata

$70   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Joanne Fornes believes exercise, done with awareness and attention, is the key to longevity, vitality and health. Older adults have been her specialty for the past 15 years. Having studied, practiced and taught various forms of movement for more than 40 years, she is passionate about lifetime fitness.

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What is Physical Therapy?

James Moore, PT, CEO, CPT Candidate

This course describes the history of physical therapy and how it has developed into its modern application. It also briefly details the different aspects and areas of physical therapy. The course then explores who might benefit from physical therapy and how to be a smart shopper for physical therapy if you think you might need it. 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

James Moore returned to Humboldt County to practice physical therapy 12 years ago, and has owned Humboldt Physical Therapy in Arcata for 7 years. He has been featured in national magazines like PT Magazine and presented his research at national conferences. He is an advocate of the profession, familiar with its past, and excited about its future.

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Chair Yoga: Stretch & Strengthen without the Mat

Fiona Gadd-Ryder & James Gadd, Yoga Instructors 

Practice the basics of Yoga without getting up and down from the floor and stressing your joints. Instead, poses are done using a chair or the wall. Through deep breathing in a slow flow of poses designed to activate the body as a whole, cultivate healthy alignment and calm awareness of self. You'll learn useful Yogic philosophies and tools for daily release of muscular tension. 

All classes held at Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education, Studio B, Arcata

OPTION 1: 

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 6-18   •   9:30-10:45 a.m.

$50   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

OPTION 2: 

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 20-Oct. 2   •   9:30-10:45 a.m.

$50   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Fiona Gadd-Ryder celebrates finding center and being free from struggle in her teaching. Due to a lifelong background in performance and multi-generational communities, she loves Yoga for its ability to open and free the body and mind of all. She completed a Forrest Yoga inspired teacher training with Janine Melzer in 2016 and uses its principles in all aspects of life, including teaching voice, music, and chair yoga to all generations.

James Gadd: Biography coming soon.

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Living Well: Pain & Stress Relief Strategies for Health & Well-Being

Gail Kenny, Mind-Body Coach

Pain and stress often get in the way of well-being. We all have unconscious habits that keep us from living well and enjoying life. Join this class to better understand and identify what is keeping you in stress and pain patterns. Learn mind-body practices that will release old ways of being in your body that are holding you back from living well.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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Balance & Fall Prevention Exercises 

Justus Ortega, Director, HSU Biomechanics Lab

Do you feel like you might be losing your ability to balance, and you'd like to have your balance assessed? Join Dr. Ortega and his team from the HSU Biomechanics Lab for a day of balance and fall risk assessment. A force-sensing platform and a series of stationary and dynamic balance tests will help determine your postural stability, and you'll be given personal assessment results. The lab team will also discuss with you the implications of reduced balance, and provide strategies for improving your stability and reducing the risk of falls. 

OPTION 1: 

Thurs., Sept. 21 & 28   •   11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Eel River Multi Generational Center, Fortuna

$45   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

OPTION 2: 

Thurs., Oct. 26 & Nov. 2   •   11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education, Studio A, Arcata

$45   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46648

Justus Ortega, Ph.D., is the director of the HSU biomechanics lab, where he and his students conduct novel research in the energetics of human locomotion, and provide the community with health and performance-related biomechanical testing and evaluation. His research with the SAIL program is aimed at increasing opportunities for seniors to stay active in our community.

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What Should a Health Care System Look Like?

Michael Willett, MD

The current political controversies about our health care system have focused on accessibility and who is paying the bill. However, there are many other parameters that require consideration such as what services should be covered, and where mental health is best addressed. The course will attempt to provide a review of some of these less obvious considerations and discuss some of the successes and problems of other health care systems around the world. 

Tues. & Thurs., Dec. 5 & 7   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$45   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46657

Michael Willett, MD, is a family physician who has practiced primarily in very rural areas - both here in Northwestern California and in Scotland, New Zealand, and Malawi. I am currently working for the Hospice of Humboldt and writing a book of essays about the subject of pain.

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Techniques for Home Tune Ups

Carlisle Douglas, Massage Therapist & Instructor

Do you wish you could receive a massage every day? Learn what you CAN do to self-treat your body. Find your way to feeling less pain and more freedom of movement through adopting some new home practices. Learn simple concepts and techniques to release tension, reduce spasm, unwind shortened or adhered tissues, mobilize joints and stimulate lymph flow. No prior bodywork experience necessary. Activities will be adaptable to varied physical ability levels and you can choose to remain seated, stand, or lie on floor. 

Mon., Oct. 16-30   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46654

Carlisle Douglas, MA, is an integrative nutrition health coach with emphasis on healing the relationship with food. Carlisle is also a massage therapist and has been teaching beginning and advanced bodywork techniques for many years. She loves sharing knowledge and teaching skills that enable each person to live the best life possible in that one precious body that must last a lifetime. 

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Anxiety, Stress & Trauma: Alternative & Complementary Therapies

Roy King, Psychiatrist

This course will review the physiological and neuro-scientific findings that support a wide range of alternative techniques for working with anxiety, including, nature walks, art therapy, massage, and yoga. We will also discuss the pros and cons for conventional medication treatment of the anxiety and stress disorders. Guest speakers will demonstrate each of the complementary techniques and present their medical bases.

Tues., Oct. 10-24   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46652

Roy King, Ph.D., MD, MDiv, is an associate professor of psychiatry emeritus from Stanford University. He is also the executive director of Westhaven Center for the Arts. He has taught on nature-based spirituality and written about alternative treatments for healing, including yoga therapy and herbal medicine.

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How to Make an Advance Health Care Directive that is Right for You

Jenny Hanson, Founder, Health Directives Group

Do you keep nagging yourself to finish, start, review or change your Advance Directive for Health Care? These tasks are hard to do alone. They require us to make complex health care choices and decisions about our own futures. This task-focused discussion class provides a supportive and respectful atmosphere in which to talk about the specific issues raised by Advance Directives. Move forward on successfully completing your own. 

Wed., Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 15 & 29   •   10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$45   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46655

Jenny Hanson is a founding member of 7-Friends, a later-life health care planning support group. Her earlier career included twenty years as a psychotherapist in New Jersey. She is now an experienced local nature guide who has also worked at Mt. St. Helens and Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

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LEISURE ACTIVITIES

bridge hand

Contract Bridge for Intermediates

Robert Fornes, Bridge Instructor

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 "Contract Bridge for Beginners" class and all others who are comfortable with bidding.

Wed., Sept. 27-Nov. 15   •   6-8 p.m. (no class Oct. 4 or Nov. 1)

Azalea Hall, Senior Center, McKinleyville

$90   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Robert Fornes served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya and as a teacher in Micronesia. He was a doctor of chiropractic and had a private practice until retiring. For entertainment and competition, he became an American Contract Bridge League master in 1961 while a high school student. Also rated in U.S. Chess Federation and a veteran of the World Series of Poker.

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Bridge Playing Group

Group Leader: Robert Fornes

A fun and easy place to play contract bridge and meet more bridge players. All levels welcome; you don't need to bring a partner.

FALL:

Last Tuesday   •   3-5:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$25   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46587

ANNUAL:

Last Tuesday   •   3-5:30 p.m. 

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$45   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 31309

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Woman in chair, man reading script, photo by Julie Eccles-Benson

Acting Up: The Fundamentals of Acting

Julie Eccles-Benson, Actor

Have you ever wanted to act, but been afraid to try? Or do you simply want to improve your acting technique? This fun and interactive class will explore acting techniques using both improvisation and written text. It is ideally suited for beginning and intermediate actors, and will draw upon your life experience. Up your confidence and ability in this safe, playful environment as you use improvisation, character development, scene work, and your life experience. 

Mon., Oct. 9-Nov. 13   •   12:30-2 p.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education,

Studio B, Arcata

$80   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46672

Julie Eccles-Benson is a professional actor and theatre educator. She has worked as an actor for American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the California Shakespeare Theatre, and many other theaters throughout the United States. Her teaching credits include the California Shakespeare Theatre, Colorado College, and currently at Humboldt Light Opera Company.

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The Business of Crafting

Rima Greer, Entrepreneur

Whether you sew aprons, make soap, turn wood, or bake cookies, there's a market for what you love to do most, and you can make having fun pay for itself. Rima will lead you through the process of getting your crafting business set up, how to run it, and find your customers, all in the name of crafting and fun!

Fri., Oct. 20   •   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$35   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46673

Rima Greer is a compulsive entrepreneur. She owns a talent agency in Los Angeles, Eureka Fabrics, and a music publishing business.

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Nancy Call with her daughter, photo by Kim Laney

Ballet for Adults: Absolute Beginner 

Nancy Call, Former Professional Ballet Dancer

Step into the beautiful world of ballet and walk out with grace, good posture, and a toned body. Appreciate the wonderful benefits of musicality, flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance. Absolute Beginner Ballet is recommended for those students new to ballet and for those who want a refresher on the basic concepts of ballet. This class will incorporate learning the basic foundations following the sequential and methodical progression of the barre work and working on posture, placement, and alignment. As students continue to develop and strengthen their technique they will be introduced to moving steps. Class concludes with the traditional bow or reverence.

All classes held in Trillium Dance Studios, Arcata.

OPTION 1: 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

OPTION 1A: 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

OPTION 2: 

Tues. , Oct. 24-Dec. 5   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

(no class Nov. 21)

$90   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46659

OPTION 2A: 

Tues. & Thurs., Oct. 24-Dec. 7   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

(no class Nov. 21 or 23)

$160   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46737

Nancy Call was a professional ballet dancer with Ohio Ballet for 10 years and has owned her own dance studio and taught at Humboldt State University, as well as dance studios in the community. She is passionate about sharing the art form of ballet, which is fitness for the whole body and joy for the soul.

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Ballet for Adults: Beginner 

Nancy Call, Former Professional Ballet Dancer

Step into the beautiful world of ballet and walk out with grace, good posture, and a toned body. Appreciate the wonderful benefits of musicality, flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance. Beginner Ballet is recommended for those students who know the basic concepts of ballet. This class will further incorporate learning the basic foundations following the sequential and methodical progression of the barre work and working on posture, placement, and alignment. Students will learn new steps and positions, as they continue to develop and strengthen their technique. Center work will consist of more complex combinations from the ballet vocabulary. Class concludes with the traditional bow or reverence.

All classes held in Trillium Dance Studios, Arcata.

OPTION 1: 

Tues. , Sept. 12-Oct. 17   •   12:30-2 p.m.

$90   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

OPTION 1A: 

Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 12-Oct. 19   •   12:30-2 p.m.

$160   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

OPTION 2: 

Tues. , Oct. 24-Dec. 5   •   12:30-2 p.m.

(no class Nov. 21)

$90   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46662

OPTION 2A: 

Tues. & Thurs., Oct. 24-Dec. 7   •   12:30-2 p.m.

(no class Nov. 21 or 23)

$160   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46738

Nancy Call was a professional ballet dancer with Ohio Ballet for 10 years and has owned her own dance studio and taught at Humboldt State University, as well as dance studios in the community. She is passionate about sharing the art form of ballet, which is fitness for the whole body and joy for the soul.

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Belly Dance for ALL Bodies 

Wendy Pickett, Dance Instructor

Learn the dance of passion, swirling skirts, and flowing veils using time honored techniques geared to the mature body. Take your power. And create art with your body! 

Belly dancers are gloriously diverse in shape — come as you are. Belly dancing promotes an unconditional appreciation of one's body, enhances flexibility, strengthens pelvic muscles, prevents lower-back pain and improves posture.

All classes held in the Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education, Studio A, Arcata.

OPTION 1: 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

OPTION 2: 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

OPTION 3: 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

OPTION 4: 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

Wendy (aka Willow) Pickett has performed professionally since 2002. She has shared her flowing style of Middle Eastern dance at restaurants, carnivals, fairs, festivals, dance shows, private parties, and for thousands at a health conference at the San Diego Convention Center. She is passionate teacher and shows women how to love themselves through dance and artistic expression.

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Tap dance instructor Melissa Hinz

Basic Tap Dance 

Melissa Hinz, Dance Instructor

Learn how to make music with your feet. Enjoy the great benefits of tap dancing including balance, rhythm, stronger brain to body connection along with strengthening your feet, legs, and core. Tap shoes are not required, but encouraged. The best alternative to tap shoes is clean closed toe shoes with little to no tread on the bottom. No prior tap experience necessary. 

All classes held in the Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education, Studio A, Arcata.

OPTION 1: 

Fri., Sept. 22-Oct. 13   •   10:30-11:30 a.m.

$45   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

OPTION 2: 

Fri., Oct. 20-Nov. 17   •   10:30-11:30 a.m.

(no class Nov. 10)

$45   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46669

Melissa Hinz is an award winning choreographer, dancer, teacher, and performer who has worked professionally in dance and musical theatre in New York City, Chicago, and California. She was recently the guest tap teacher at the Vienna International Ballet Experience and Sunrise Studios in Vienna, Austria. Her website: www.melissahinz.com

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two women dancing

Ballroom Rumba

Debbie Weist, Dance Instructor

Holding your partner in your arms and moving to the music can be romantic. Debbie will teach you how to be smooth and comfortable while dancing the Rumba. No partner required, but helpful.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Debbie Weist teaches group and private lessons in ballroom, Latin, and swing to teens through adults through her business Dance with Debbie. With experience as a dancer, musician, and thespian, Debbie also creates memorable choreography for weddings and other special occasions and thoroughly enjoys the challenge each project brings.

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Mike Zeppegno

Intro to Sea Kayaking: On Land

Mike Zeppegno & Larry Buwalda, Guides

This on-land session will focus on the anatomy of boats, proper outfitting and gear, and everything else you need to know before you get your toes wet. This is a great way to feel more comfortable and confident about the sport before your first kayaking lesson. This course is the first in a series that will help you become a competent and safe sea kayaker. 

Tues., Aug. 29   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Free to OLLI Members   •  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Mike Zeppegno has been sea kayaking and instructing for over ten years. He was nationally recognized as the "Instructor of the Month" by the American Canoe Association in 2015. He has been presented with many opportunities to instruct and share his passion for paddling through the local Explore North Coast Kayak Club and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.

Larry Buwalda has been sea kayaking the North Coast for over 30 years. He has been involved in the high quality outdoor equipment outfitting business from the inception of that industry. Larry loves to share his passion for kayaking and the outdoors through a deep involvement in our local sea kayaking club, Explore North Coast.

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Intro to Sea Kayaking 101

Mike Zeppegno & Larry Buwalda, Guides

The North Coast has some of the most scenic and pristine waterways from Humboldt Bay to the local lagoons, and the coastline for recreational kayaking. The experienced and professional guiding team can give you the skills and confidence to be able to explore some of it on your own. Instructors will cover boat handling, improved paddling efficiency, tides, currents, weather and water safety considerations. 

Thurs., Aug. 31   •   9:30 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$55   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Mike Zeppegno has been sea kayaking and instructing for over ten years. He was nationally recognized as the "Instructor of the Month" by the American Canoe Association in 2015. He has been presented with many opportunities to instruct and share his passion for paddling through the local Explore North Coast Kayak Club and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.

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Intro to Sea Kayaking 102

Mike Zeppegno & Larry Buwalda, Guides

This is the third of four introductory sea kayaking classes; however, beginners are still welcome and able to join! Experienced and professional instructors will continue to cover boat handling, paddling efficiency, and safety techniques. Instructors will also introduce and demonstrate intermediate techniques such as self and assisted rescues and priorities, channel traffic, signals, and intermediary paddle strokes.

Tues., Sept. 5   •   9:30 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$55   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Mike Zeppegno has been sea kayaking and instructing for over ten years. He was nationally recognized as the "Instructor of the Month" by the American Canoe Association in 2015. He has been presented with many opportunities to instruct and share his passion for paddling through the local Explore North Coast Kayak Club and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.

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Intro to Sea Kayaking 103

Mike Zeppegno & Larry Buwalda, Guides

The fourth class in the series will build on the skills that students have learned in the first two on-water classes. We will focus on boat handling skills, bracing, and do a tour of the bay to utilize and practice what students have learned during the series.

Thurs., Sept. 7   •   9:30 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$55   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Mike Zeppegno has been sea kayaking and instructing for over ten years. He was nationally recognized as the "Instructor of the Month" by the American Canoe Association in 2015. He has been presented with many opportunities to instruct and share his passion for paddling through the local Explore North Coast Kayak Club and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.

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Pickleball game photo by Jerry Saner

Pickleball for Beginners 

Jerry Saner, Pickleball Instructor 

Learn to play pickleball — how to hit the ball, serve, and basic play strategies and techniques. This is a beginners course only — come have fun. 

OPTION 1: 

Sun., Sept. 10-Oct. 1  •   10 a.m.-noon [Note: Date and location has changed since catalog publication.]

HSU Campus: East Gym

$65   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

OPTION 2: 

Sun., Oct. 8-29   •   10 a.m.-noon [Note: Date and location has changed since catalog publication.]

HSU Campus: East Gym

$65   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46698

Jerry Saner retired in July of 2014 from HSU after 18 years working as a cook, custodian and campus recycler in the Department of Sustainability. He has taught cooking classes, helped to teach the campus community about recycling and has played and been a dungeon master for the past 30 years for a local gaming group.

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Leisure & Aging: Everyone's Doing It

With Jayne McGuire, Associate Professor of Recreation

Be part of the active discussion! Get an up to date report on the latest research on the benefits of an active second half of life. This interactive TED Talk-style presentation and discussion, led by HSU students, will explore how our leisure activities can impact health, wellness and social connectedness.

Tues., Dec. 5   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Science B, rm. 133

$15   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46752

Dr. Jayne McGuire is an associate professor at Humboldt State University and teaches courses in the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration and in the School of Education. Jayne's passion lies with building upon individuals' strengths and connecting people with positive learning experiences. She has been a recreational therapist, director of a small non-profit organization and a public high school teacher.

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MIND & HEART

Bonnie Shand (R) with her best friend Marylen Grigas

Sisters of the Heart: The History, Power & Complexity of Female Friendships

Bonnie Shand, Women's Studies Instructor

Explore how women's friendships have been perceived over time, how they change throughout our lives, and how the support they can provide is important for both our emotional and physical health. Sharing is at the heart of women's friendships and at the core of the way we connect; participants will delve into the power and complexity of their friendships with other women.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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 teaching with Sonoma State University's Extended Education and for 18 years taught dedicated older writers at the Oakmont Retirement Community in Santa Rosa.

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Photo courtesy of Ugyen Wangchuk

How to Work with the Mind Through Buddhist Meditation: An Introduction

Ugyen Wangchuk, Khenpo

Explore the practice of Buddhist meditation. This class will cover various types of meditation employed within the Buddhist tradition. These tools are geared toward working with the mind and taming errant emotions. You will learn the Four Truths, Shamata (also known as Calm Abiding Meditation), Bodhicitta, the techniques of Tonglen meditation, discussion on the nature of one's mind, and Awareness meditation. 

Tues. & Wed., Oct. 10 & 11   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Founders Hall rm. 25

$45   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46677

Khenpo Ugyen Wangchuk was born in eastern Bhutan. After completing a nine-year course in Buddhist studies, he received a master's degree in Buddhist philosophy from the Nyingma Institute Taktse. In 2006, the title of Khenpo (equivalent to a Ph.D.) was conferred upon him. Since then, he has been splitting his time between the United States, Taiwan, India, and Bhutan, giving teachings tirelessly and conducting ceremonies in all of these places with a light heart and friendly disposition.

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How to Train your Mind through Buddhist Meditation: Part 3

Ugyen Wangchuk, Khenpo

Based on the 21 Pith Instructions by Pedgyal Lingpa. This offers us a different level of mind training teachings. This teaching is based on the three Yanas (or the three vehicles), which include the Hinayana, the Mahayana and the Vajrayana. Parts 1 and 2 were offered last spring 2017.

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 18-27   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Science Building A, rm. 25 [NOTE: This location has changed since catalog publication]

$70   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Khenpo Ugyen Wangchuk was born in eastern Bhutan. After completing a nine-year course in Buddhist studies, he received a master's degree in Buddhist philosophy from the Nyingma Institute Taktse. In 2006, the title of Khenpo (equivalent to a Ph.D.) was conferred upon him. Since then, he has been splitting his time between the United States, Taiwan, India, and Bhutan, giving teachings tirelessly and conducting ceremonies in all of these places with a light heart and friendly disposition.

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Rewiring Your Brain for Lasting Happiness, Peace & Contentment

Marilyn Montgomery, R.N., C.N.M.

Happiness: is it a matter of luck or a learnable skill? Through research, scientists have found it is possible to literally rewire and create new neural pathways which regulate emotions, thoughts, and reactions. Explore the latest findings in neuroplasticity, and through simple science-based mindfulness practices, learn how to embrace everyday experiences and use them to "take in the good" and create beneficial, lasting change in your life.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Marilyn Montgomery, R.N., has been teaching mindfulness meditation for over 30 years having studied with a number of teachers, including Jon Kabat Zinn, Rick Hanson, Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.  Since becoming a senior, her experience of the power of these practices in bringing inner peace, joy, self acceptance  and well being inspires her to share them with others.  

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Soul Collage® Group

Group Leader: Lynn Marchand

This group brings collage materials and then uses Seena Frost's process for discussing the collages we create.

FALL:

Second Wednesday   •   10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$15   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46589

ANNUAL:

Second  Wednesday   •   10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$35   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 31297

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Conscious Aging Conversations

Group Leader: Cheryl Johnson

This group explores the art of aging with purpose, passion and continual growth; shares wisdom with compassion about the hard stuff, while living, learning and laughing through it all.

FALL:

Third Wednesday   •   10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$15   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46594

ANNUAL:

Third Wednesday   •   10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$30   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46595

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Lightening Your Load: How to Let Go of Your Stuff for Good

Louisa Rogers

Too much stuff! As we age, many of us want less, but find surrendering our cherished belongings difficult. Learn to overcome common decluttering obstacles, identify solutions to your resistance, take control of your possessions, and create and maintain a spacious, life-enhancing environment. Discover creative ways to pare down all your possessions Learn preventive maintenance techniques to keep clutter out of your life for good.

Thurs., Nov. 2   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$30   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46678

Louisa Rogers has never met a dream too big or too small to love. Nothing makes her happier than reaching her own dreams or enabling others to reach theirs.

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Louisa Rogers on her bike

100 Dreams: Creating Your Bucket List

Louisa Rogers

"I wish I'd spent more time at work!" says no one on their deathbed. People don't always figure out what's really important until later in life. Through a series of innovative and imaginative exercises, create a personal list of 100 dreams. Dream for big areas which require planning, and small things that can be done right away. Get motivated to achieve your dreams.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Louisa Rogers has never met a dream too big or too small to love. Nothing makes her happier than reaching her own dreams or enabling others to reach theirs.

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fractal image

Exploration of Fractals in Nature

Molly Cate, Reverend

Patterns are prevalent throughout the natural world. Fractal geometry is the mathematical model of our complex natural systems and a method to assist in the comprehension of the natural world as a place of balance and order. No math experience or even comfort necessary. This course will consider paradigms and manipulate concepts, not numbers. 

Tues., Sept. 12-26   •   10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Rev. Molly Cate is principal speaker and often soloist for Unity Church of the Redwoods in Eureka. She has a master’s degree in consciousness studies from Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies in Santa Rosa, one in sociology from the University of California, Davis, and several certificates in cross-cultural competence. She is passionate about science and bridging the barriers between people holding clashing belief systems.

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Marilyn Montgomery

The Neuroscience of Gratitude & Joy

Marilyn Montgomery, R.N., C.N.M.

Gratitude and joy diminish barriers to love and evoke happiness, keeping alive what has meaning for us. In particular, gratitude makes a powerful impact on strengthening the immune system and improving cardiovascular health. In this class you will be introduced to the many scientifically proven benefits of gratitude and joy, simple techniques for cultivating them in daily life, and how to overcome barriers to happiness.

Fri., Nov. 17   •   2-5 p.m.

Trinidad Library

$30   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46680 

Marilyn Montgomery, R.N., has been teaching mindfulness meditation for over 30 years having studied with a number of teachers, including Jon Kabat Zinn, Rick Hanson, Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.  Since becoming a senior, her experience of the power of these practices in bringing inner peace, joy, self acceptance  and well being inspires her to share them with others.  

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Friends of Jung

Group Leader: Barbara Clark

This group focuses on Carl Jung's concept of Self and Individuation. Topics are presented by members, and sessions include personal sharing and experiential learning. We are interested in a deeper understanding of ourselves and others, and create a safe environment for discussion. 

FALL:

First Tuesday   •   10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$15   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 46586

ANNUAL:

First Tuesday   •   10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$35   •   REGISTER ONLINE: Class # 31296

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