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FALL 2016: OLLI Courses

SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT

Trinidad

Natural History of the North Coast

With James Webb, Elliott Dabbill and K.R. Aalto

Explore the wonders of the natural environment which surrounds us. Join us for Sunday morning presentations and afternoon field trips to learn about the geology, flora, fungi and fauna of coastal Humboldt County in this survey course featuring three local science educators.

The first week will focus on the geology of the North Coast, using Trinidad as an example of the tectonic processes that generated the complex current geology of our area and an examination of the minerals, rocks and formations that express that complexity.

Return the next Sunday to learn about the flora and fungi that abound here on soils produced by the climatic and geological processes with a focus on plant communities and associated fungi that facilitate plant adaptation to local soils.

Our final gathering will focus on the terrestrial animals in the plant communities of Humboldt County, from macroinvertebrates that decompose living things and help soil formation to the charismatic megafauna like elk and bears, while surveying the amphibians and birds that are essential to the natural environments of our area.

Morning sessions will be held in the Trinidad Library and will feature presentations and discussion, while afternoon sessions will consist of field trips in the Trinidad area or a visit to the Trinidad Museum.

Day & Date: Sun., Oct. 9-23

Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $55

Class #: 47328: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Trinidad Library

Dr. Ken Aalto is Professor Emeritus of geology at HSU, and holds a PhD in geology from the University of Wisconsin.

Elliott Dabill is a retired teacher who taught for many years in Humboldt County. He holds a BA in biology and an MA in education.

Jim Webb is a retired Forest Service employee holding degrees in biology, natural resource management, law and social science.

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The Geology Beneath Our Coastal Waters

With Mary Ann Madej

Knowledge of geology can help explain many features of the North Coast. Ever wonder why we have the second largest bay in California? Why does the Mad River flow along its current course? How did Big Lagoon and the other lagoons form?

We can look at our underlying geology in Humboldt County as a palette upon which our scenic landscape is painted.

Join us in this day-long field trip from Eureka to Orick to visit fault zones and marine terraces, see evidence of tectonic uplift and subsidence, and examine outcrops of various rock types. We will discuss the influence of geology on our rivers and estuaries, which are so important for our local fisheries, recreation, and economy.

Day & Date: Tues., Oct. 11

Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $50

Class #: 47329: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center/OLLI van field trip

Dr. Mary Ann Madej worked as a Research Geologist with the U.S. Department of the Interior for 35 years, where she frequently examined the influence of rocks on rivers. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geology at Humboldt State University.

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Joy's rustic garden scene

Joy's Rustic Garden

With Joy Frasier

Experience the design and hear about the creation of this unique, architectural garden that surrounds a labyrinth design from the 13th century.

Gardens can reflect the designer's passion through repurposing of treasures and significant imagination. Stroll through Joy's rustic garden and enjoy this special space created, designed and built for continued pleasure.

Inside the garden walls, students will find a meditational labyrinth walk, antique garden structures, old wood and metal items. Originally a bare piece of ground, Joy's Garden has grown into a beautiful, vine-covered haven. The unique design includes a long wall with doors and windows which face the Van Duzer River Valley.

Day & Date: Sat., Oct. 15

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $40

Class #: 47330: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Garden Venue in Fortuna, via personal vehicle

Joy Frasier has always been interested in the creative expressive arts. She graduated from the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts. She earned her M.A. in drama at Cal State University Los Angeles. She taught drama and directed plays at CR. She earned a master's in social work at the University of Hawaii. Presently she is in private practice in the Humboldt area under Joy B. Worrell, LCSW. She published an autobiography with poetry in 2010, What's Passion Got To Do With It? She has also performed at North Coast Repertory Theater, written two plays, and is a member of the Screen Actors' Guild.

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Conversational Quantum Physics

With Natalie Reid

Have you ever wanted to know what Quantum Physics is about? This course will provide an easy to understand description of what quantum physics is, and help you understand the simple experiments done to study subatomic particles and how they function.

Presented by a non-scientist, this course includes no math or technical information, but will give you a simplified working knowledge of the subject. You won't be able to build a rocket ship from what's discussed in class, but at least you'll be able to hold your own if the subject comes up in conversation – or on "Jeopardy."

Day & Date: Mon., Sept. 12-26

Time: 5-6:15 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $55

Class #: 47327: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Natalie Reid, a PhD in psychology, has also been certified as a master coach. She studied quantum physics for her dissertation and is the author of A Quantum Life: Using Mysteries of Science to Create the Life You Want.

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Mushrooms

Mushroom Walk

With Dick Wild

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

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

Recommended text: Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora.

Day/Date/Time: Thurs., Nov. 3, 5-6:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $75

Class #: 47331: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: 11/3: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
11/5: Meet OLLI van at Arcata Community Center

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

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Birding 101

With Louise Bacon-Ogden

Would you like to become a birder? This class will provide the foundation for your new hobby. Learn how to choose the best field guides and optics, get tips on what to wear and explore basic birding ethics in the field. Then put this class into action with a guided bird walk at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Loleta.

Day/Date/Time: Fri., Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 22, 9-11 a.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47492

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka. Field Trip: Carpool or meet at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Louise Bacon Ogden has loved birds since childhood. She owned and operated Strictly for the Birds for 14 years. Since retiring in 2004, she continues to share her love and joy of birds with others.

CURRENT EVENTS

Tom Gage

Women of Islam: Case Studies

With Tom Gage

For the last quarter-century, as the West has become increasingly familiar with this Abraham religion, one facet that elicits great interest is women in Islam.

In order to assess commonalities and differences of education, class, mobility, and identity, each class session pairs cases of three well-known Muslim women: the "world's leading Muslim feminist," a terrorist, and an apostate. Coming from Morocco, Somalia, and Pakistan, the subjects provide perspective gender, identity, and cross-border and cross-border cultural migration.

Day & Date: Tues., Sept. 6-27

Time: 2-3:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47332: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

With a Fulbright award as senior scholar in Syria 1983-84, Tom Gage's interest in the Middle East dates from travels the 1950s. Previously, he taught a class on one of these subjects of this class and is finishing a book based on a series of other OLLI classes dealing with "Queens Marrying North." Gage has lectured, delivered papers, or been featured speaker at conferences at 16 universities on four continents. He is the author of Glen's Dialogue on Education: A Caravanserai of Ideas and chapters in books on religion, the arts, terrorism, education, and Steinbeck. During three decades as faculty at HSU, he taught courses in the English, education, and world cultures and languages departments.

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Islam: A Faith Misrepresented

With Molly Cate

What is Islam? What is a Muslim? What about Jihad? With distrust of Muslims and misinformation about Islam so pervasive in American media, there seems an urgent need for a mind- and heart-open understanding.

This three-session interactive course introduces the breadth and heart of Islam. We'll explore the religion's tenets and practices, theology and geography, as well as history and current events. Is fear our best response? How else might we approach the current climate of suspicion? How do Muslims experience this time of unrest in their religion? The words of many individual Muslims will help us explore these questions.

Day & Date: Tues., Oct. 4-18

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $55

Class #: 47333: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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 bridging the barriers between people holding clashing belief systems.

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Islam's Contributions to Modernity

With Tom Gage, Molly Cate and Matthew Derrick

Literature, science, and tolerance had long been features of the Arab Civilization, yet today too many find indistinguishable the following sentences: "Most terrorists are Muslims" and "Most Muslims are terrorists." An equating of the two results in an exponential mathematical error, a miscalculation of ignorance that likely would please Osama bin Laden and ISIS. Are some in the United States, unintentionally accommodating them? Is it possible that Islam seems to have replaced communism in the minds of many as a new Cold War?

Rather than a clash of civilizations, the Muslim culture is one among an alliance of civilization. Peace-building begins with open-mindedness, understanding, and centering on commonalities. Join us to learn what you didn't know you know, habitual knowledge of day-to-day behaviors that derive from this heritage.

Our speakers include three scholars, two of whom served as Fulbright awardees in predominately Muslim regions, and the third a pastor of the North Coast community.

Day & Date: Sat., Oct. 15

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $20

Class #: 47335: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: HSU Campus: Founders Hall 118

Dr. Matthew Derrick, associate professor in geography, Humboldt State University, served as a Fulbright scholar in Kazan, Russia. He has published frequently on themes on the role of territoriality and political identity ranging from the California north coast to Slavic Asia.

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 bridging the barriers between people holding clashing belief systems.

With a Fulbright award as senior scholar in Syria 1983-84, Tom Gage's interest in the Middle East dates from travels the 1950s. Previously, he taught a class on one of these subjects of this class and is finishing a book based on a series of other OLLI classes dealing with "Queens Marrying North." Gage has lectured, delivered papers, or been featured speaker at conferences at 16 universities on four continents. He is the author of Glen's Dialogue on Education: A Caravanserai of Ideas and chapters in books on religion, the arts, terrorism, education, and Steinbeck. During three decades as faculty at HSU, he taught courses in the English, education, and world cultures and languages departments.

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The following course is offered through extended Education.

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

Getting to the Next System:
Transitioning to a Sustainable Society

With Jeanine Cava

This 4-week, teach-in style, action-oriented course will explore the impacts of our current political-economic system (inequality, climate crisis, poverty, mass incarceration) and emphasize emerging movements that not only acknowledge the need for system change, but are also taking action.

We will participate in a national teach-in initiative on college campuses and communities across the U.S. to engage with these issues as we explore our own capacities to build just and sustainable systems and communities.

Participants should expect some light reading between sessions. All materials will be provided.

Day & Date: Mon., Aug. 29-Sept. 26 (No class Sept. 5)

Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Fee: $60

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 707-826-5880 to register.

Location: HSU Campus: Founders Hall 163

Jeanine Cava is a community sustainability organizer and educator with a diverse background in environmental and sustainability education, community organizing, urban agriculture, sustainable consumption, and non-profit management. She holds a masters in environmental and sustainability policy from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Jeanine is committed to using education and skill-sharing to build more environmentally and socially just communities, as well as working with her neighbors to become informed and active in transforming our current ways of living to ones that are more sustainable and resilient for the times ahead.

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The following course is offered through extended Education.

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

Hungry for Change:
Toward a Just & Restorative Food System

With Jeanine Cava

In this discussion-style course, we will engage with the critically important and urgent issue of how we will feed ourselves on an increasingly climate-stressed, and politically and economically unstable planet. Using the most salient writings and media on the topics of food security, climate change, agroecology and sustainable food systems, participants will address issues and questions such as the role of the individual in bringing about a sustainable food system, the relationships between food security and climate change, and how the food system can be transformed to meet the immense challenges of the coming decades.

The primary text for the course is the Northwest Earth Institute's discussion-course book, Hungry for Change: Food Ethics and Sustainability, which students can order online. Participants should plan to read course material on their own in between meetings.

Day & Date: Thurs., Sept. 8-Nov. 3 (No class Oct. 6)

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Fee: $100

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 707-826-5880 to register.

Location: HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 225

Jeanine Cava is a community sustainability organizer and educator with a diverse background in environmental and sustainability education, community organizing, urban agriculture, sustainable consumption, and non-profit management. She holds a masters in environmental and sustainability policy from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Jeanine is committed to using education and skill-sharing to build more environmentally and socially just communities, as well as working with her neighbors to become informed and active in transforming our current ways of living to ones that are more sustainable and resilient for the times ahead.

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Disaster Preparedness for Boomers

With Barbara Caldwell

Are you prepared for disaster? The answer to that question may be different for you now than it was ten years ago. This class will look at how our needs are changing, and at ways we can reduce our risk of harm from earthquakes and other disasters.

We'll look in-depth at disaster kits, and at making our homes safer. In the end you'll meet good people and learn some things you probably didn't know about disasters and preparedness. And, of course, you will be more prepared.

Day & Date: Thurs., Sept. 15 & 22

Time: 2-3:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47334: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Barbara Caldwell, Ed.D., was the director of the Humboldt County Chapter of the American Red Cross from 2004 to 2014. She is a freelance writer with a doctorate in organizational leadership. She strongly believes preparedness can reduce stress and save lives.

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HISTORY

Old Town Eureka buildings

Finding Eureka on Foot: A Tour of Historic Old Town

With Jerry & Gisela Rohde

From repurposed saloons to resplendent mansions, Old Town Eureka is filled with illuminating links to the past. We'll tread in the footsteps of bygone loggers and sailors as we visit a score of history-filled spots.

Most people are aware of such landmarks as the Vance Hotel and the Carson Block, but how many know the location of the Louvre, the Oberon, or the Snug – a trio of old-time watering holes? We'll look at all of these, and learn the facts behind their facades, while walking the streets of Old Town.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

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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Arkley Center facade

Behind the Scenes: History of the Arkley Center

With Jill McDonald

Explore the history of the Arkley Center and what opportunities and challenges brought the building from its origins to the hub of cultural events it is today. The optional building tour* will give you a behind-the-scenes look at dressing rooms, backstage areas, orchestra pit and more.

* The tour requires navigation of multiple stairways. An optional limited mobility tour of selected areas will be available upon request.

OPTION 1: Sat., Oct. 15

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47337: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Arkley Center for the Performing Arts

OPTION 2: Tues., Dec. 6

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47338: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Arkley Center for the Performing Arts

Jill Macdonald graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in architectural history and an MS in historic preservation. She helped found the College of the Redwoods Preservation Program, Eureka Main Street, and the City of Eureka's preservation ordinance and commission. Currently she sits on the Arcata historic landmarks committee.

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Behind the Scenes: Prop Design & Creation

With Connie Miller and Roger Miller

Join us for behind the scenes look at the artistry of prop making from the digital office to the center stage at the Arkley Center of the Performing Arts.

Day & Date: Wed., Dec. 14

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47385: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Arkley Center for the Performing Arts

When Roger Miller retired as a successful Eureka dentist he had no idea a fruitful new career awaited him as a prop designer and creator. He has helped charm audiences young and old with a break apart Nutcracker, a mechanical mouse that scurries across stage with eye ablaze, Chinese head dress that seems to defy gravity, an over-sized Russian egg, and many many more.

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Behind the Scenes: Costume Design

With Gailey Browning and Rima Greer

North Coast Dance (NCD) costume designers take students inside the mind of the costumer. Get an overview of how the costumes are created from concept to construction. Learn the secrets behind the creation of beautiful gowns, tutus, and character masks designed for NCD's lavish annual production of The Nutcracker.

Day & Date: Tues., Dec. 13

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47463: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Arkley Center for the Performing Arts

Gailey Browning has been dressing creatures up since she was a small child: cats, dogs, bunny rabbits. She drew from her childhood interests and studied design in college. She earned an M.A. in costume design, followed by an MFA in theatrical design.

Rima Greer has been running her own businesses since 1994, including a music publishing company, and an art clothing company. She is a published author, speaker, and owns Eureka Fabrics in Old Town Eureka. She was the costume designer for international touring show Campanile for 20 years, and in 2011 she joined North Coast Dance as the head of the Costume department.

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The Armchair Traveler: The Overland Mail Trail

With Jerry & Gisela Rohde

Both letters and people traveled the Overland Trail, the first land route connecting Humboldt Bay with the south. We'll hop on our armchairs and follow the travels of a penny postcard as it crosses the ridges and rivers of southern Humboldt County.

We'll begin near Harris, near the Mendocino County line, and then go up on appropriately named Mail Ridge, between the main Eel and South Fork Eel rivers. We'll cross the Eel at Camp Grant, cross the mountains to the Van Duzen, and finish on the Bucksport to Goose Lake Prairie wagon road.

Day & Date: Sat., Oct. 22

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47341: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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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Shuster aerial photo

Shuster Shoots Humboldt County

With Jerry & Gisela Rohde

Merle Shuster shot thousands of stunning aerial photos of Humboldt County from the 1940s to the 1960s. We'll look at dozens of them and the history they depict.

From log-decorated mill ponds to languishing motels, Merle Shuster documented the scenery and history of the North Coast in the mid-20th century. We'll look over Shuster's shoulder from a thousand feet up to see a landscape plunged into the post-war changes that redefined redwood country.

OPTION 1: Wed., Nov. 2

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47343: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Trinidad Library

OPTION 2: Sat., Nov. 5

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47344: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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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Falk: Company Town to Forest Ground

With Julie Clark

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Take an easy two-mile walk along the paved Headwaters trail, which meanders along Elk River and stops at the past location of the historic mill town of Falk.

Falk's mill was in operation from 1884-1937. After the mill closed, Falk was a ghost town for 40 years. Although most of Falk's buildings are gone, organic evidence and memories remain.

Day & Date: Tues., Oct. 25

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $20

Class #: 47342: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Headwaters Forest Reserve, Elk River Trailhead via personal vehicle

Julie Clark works for the Bureau of Land Management and has been the Headwaters Park Ranger since 1999.

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The Making of the Bible

With Laurent Cleenewerck

This is an academic presentation tracing the complex history of both of the Old and New Testament as sacred literature, including: dealing with lost originals and imperfect copies; the relationship between the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Masoretic text, and Septuagint; the issue of the 'canon' and Apocrypha; and why there are so many competing Bible versions today.

Day & Date: Thurs., Nov. 10-Dec. 8 (no class Nov. 24)

Time: 10-11:50 a.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47345: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Laurent Cleenewerck is a regular OLLI faculty member and the host of an annual Religious Studies Experiential Workshop for HSU. He is an Orthodox theologian, the editor of the Eastern/Greek Orthodox Bible, the rector of Eureka's historic Eastern Orthodox Church on F St., and serves as faculty member for other international post-secondary institutions.

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King Arthur: The Man & the Myth

With Barry Evans

About 1,000 years ago, a rich legend, "The Matter of Britain," arose in (ironically) France, placing the legend of King Arthur squarely into the epic literature of Europe.

We'll discuss the original sources for the tale and evaluate the evidence for "The Once and Future King," his worthy Knights of the Round Table, and glorious Camelot – lots of slides, lots of stories, and even a little truth.

Day & Date: Thurs., Nov. 17

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47346: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Barry Evans blames his Celtic genes for making him spend far too much time researching Arthur. Now he almost believes in him.

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Genghis Khan

Mongolia in World History

With Bob Service

The rise and fall of the Mongol Empire is only one of several occurrences of global significance that have taken place in Mongolia. In addition to providing a brief overview of the history of the Mongol Empire, this class will examine three other times when events in Mongolia had lasting impacts on world history: Mongolia's role in the transmission of bronze technology to China, the development in Mongolia of the first Eurasian steppe empire, and the 1930s military confrontation between Japan and the Soviet Union that set the course for the War in the Pacific.

Day & Date: Tues. & Thurs., Nov. 29-Dec. 8

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47347: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: HBAC

Bob Service holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley, and an M.A. from the University of London where he studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has served on the faculties of Indiana University, the University of Goettingen, and Humboldt State University. At HSU he taught East Asian and Central Asian history. As part of the HSU response to 9/11, he offered a workshop on the Afghan Wars. He is a specialist on Mongolia, where he visits regularly. His current research focuses on the archaeology of Mongolia, the subject of two previous OLLI courses.

"Mongolia in World History" was recognized by Road Scholar as a one of several courses offering innovative learning topics from lifelong learning institutes across the country. This class was originally offered in the summer, but was postponed to fall because the instructor was awarded funding for additional research in Mongolia.

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The Jonathan & Amelia Lyons Family in the Bald Hills: 1860s to 1960s

With James Wheeler

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Learn and experience the history of the Jonathan and Amelia Lyons family, who successfully ranched over 4,000 acres in the Bald Hills for three generations, from the 1860s to the 1960s.

Their story is a typical family ranching story in many ways, yet it is also unique. As a mixed race family, white and American Indian, the Lyons family achieved success in an era when life could be difficult for such families.

Day & Date: Wed., Oct. 12

Time: 12-1:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47339: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

James Wheeler has been a park ranger and interpreter in Redwood National and State Parks since 1986. Upon moving to northern Humboldt County in 1983, he was immediately attracted to the beauty, natural, and cultural history of the Bald Hills east of Redwood Creek. He has taught courses for the HSU OLLI program for six years.

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The Anarchy: Empress Maud Fights King Stephen

With Michael Cooley

William Adelin, grandson of William the Conqueror and the only legitimate son of Henry I, drowned in 1120 onboard the White Ship just after departing France for England. The grief-stricken Henry designated his daughter Matilda, then the Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, as his successor.

Immediately following the old king's death in 1135, Henry's nephew, Stephen of Blois, seized the throne, setting off a 19-year war that eventually gave rise to the Plantagenet dynasty.

The class will preview Henry's life as king, the ensuing two decades while England was split in half by two opposing rulers, and the events that led up to the crowning of Henry II.

Day & Date: Sat., Dec. 3

Time: 1-3:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47348: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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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TRAVEL

Travel the Alaska Railroad Corridor

With John Palmquist and Cheryl Johnson

Tour 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.

Photos and travel information will be presented to highlight the many options along this central Alaska route.

Day & Date: Mon., Nov. 7

Time: 6-7:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47349: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

John Palmquist has extensive travel experience, including travel to all seven continents. He has taught business at the College of the Redwoods and Alaska Pacific University. His education and work experience include business and public administration, management, economics and finance.

Cheryl Johnson, M.A., was the first coordinator of OLLI and loves how it has blossomed since then! She is a life and retirement coach, personality styles expert and former psychology instructor.

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Alaska/Yukon: The Ultimate Travel Destination

With John Palmquist and Cheryl Johnson

Learn about the five distinct regions of Alaska and the Yukon Territory, including their incredibly diverse artistic, cultural, economic, environmental, geographic and visual attributes. If you are planning or thinking about a trip to our far north, then this is the class for you.

Alaska/Yukon is an ever-changing destination with many travel opportunities. The presenters will assist participants in developing their itineraries to maximize their visit to our 49th state and beyond. The many modes of transportation, accommodations, tours, events and activities will be highlighted and discussed.

Day & Date: Wed., Nov. 9 & 16

Time: 2-3:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47351: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

John Palmquist has extensive travel experience, including travel to all seven continents. He has taught business at the College of the Redwoods and Alaska Pacific University. His education and work experience include business and public administration, management, economics and finance.

Cheryl Johnson, M.A., was the first coordinator of OLLI and loves how it has blossomed since then! She is a life and retirement coach, personality styles expert and former psychology instructor.

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Elephants on the Serengeti

Serengeti & the Tanzanian Wilds: The Tour Without the Airfare

With Rollie Lamberson and Rick Vrem

Join us for an African adventure. We will take a safari in search of the wild game of Tanzania. The Serengeti and the other parks in Tanzania are home to the iconic animals of the African plains: lions, cheetahs, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, baboons, exotic birds, and many others.

Take this class to prepare for a safari in your future or to simply enjoy a tour of these phenomenal parks without the airfare.

Day & Date: Tues., Dec. 6

Time: 6-7:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47353: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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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Mexico for Lovers, Leavers & Adventurers

With Barry Evans and Louisa Rogers

Mexico is practically on our doorstep, yet comparatively few Americans travel there – a shame, because the country offers fabulous ruins (Mexico's pyramids predate by centuries the arrival of Europeans); beaches rich in beauty and eco-diversity; dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites and pueblos magicos; and easy traveling in spacious long-distances buses.

We'll cover the essential information to have a great time in Mexico, including getting there from Humboldt County; where to go, where to stay, how to get around; ideas for "leavers"– Americans who have a hankering to actually live in Mexico; safety, health and language issues.

Day & Date: Tues., Nov. 8 & 15

Time: 6-7:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47350: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans live part-time in Mexico, and have explored most of Mexico's 31 states.

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Take It Slow...Take the Train

With Louise Bacon-Ogden and David Ogden

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

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

Day & Date: Thurs., Sept. 15

Time: 5:30-7:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47432: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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

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Travel Photography: The Art & the Technique

With Barry Evans

Whether you are in France or Fresno, these days you don't need a big single lens reflex camera and heavy tripod to take memorable photos on your travels. Lightweight digital cameras, capacious and cheap storage chips, and HDR technology have come into their own in the last five years, and travelers are the greatest beneficiaries.

  • The photographer's "eye": seeing the world anew with a camera
  • Choosing a camera for travel
  • Accessories, including mini-tripods and downloading devices
  • Improving your images with Photoshop and Photomatix HDR
  • Beyond the basics, including movies and night photography
  • Getting your best results printed and framed

Day & Date: Thurs., Nov. 10

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47352: REGISTER ONLINE: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Barry Evans has been traveling and taking photos most of his life, usually at the same time. He lives by the adage, "Getting older means traveling lighter (and simpler)."

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TECHNOLOGY

Understanding Your iPhone

With Jeff Schroeder

Are you new to the world of Apple smart phones and a bit overwhelmed with all they can do? This course will help you begin to demystify and navigate this fabulous tool.

Apple devices are designed to help with many tasks, but it can be difficult to learn how to navigate and utilize your iPhone on your own.
Find out how to make this seemingly complicated tool easy and fun to work with!

Jeff Schroeder is a young and enthusiastic educator with a diverse background in technology and special needs services. He prefers a hands-on approach to teaching, supporting individuals' needs while getting the group involved in each lesson.

iPhone Basics

Learn to effectively and efficiently use your Apple iPhone. Get to know its functions and features, including how to write notes and messages.

Option 1: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Day & Date: Tues., Sept. 6
Time: 4-5:50 p.m.
Fee: OLLI Members $30
Class #: 47354: REGISTER ONLINE

Option 2: Eel River Multi-Generational Center, Fortuna

Day & Date: Tues., Oct. 4
Time: 5-6:50 p.m.
Fee: OLLI Members $30
Class #: 47355: REGISTER ONLINE

Option 3: McKinleyville Library Conference Center, McKinleyville

Day & Date: Tues., Nov. 1
Time: 5-6:50 p.m.
Fee: OLLI Members $30
Class #: 47356: REGISTER ONLINE

iPhone Intermediate

Build on the basic course. Learn how to organize your phone, dictate instead of write texts, mute your phone at night, and many more tips.

Option 1: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Day & Date: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 12 & 14
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Fee: OLLI Members $45
Class #: 47357: REGISTER ONLINE

Option 2: Eel River Multi-Generational Center, Fortuna

Day & Date: Tues., Oct. 11 & 18
Time: 5-6:50 p.m.
Fee: OLLI Members $45
Class #: 47358: REGISTER ONLINE

Option 3: McKinleyville Library Conference Center, McKinleyville

Day & Date: Tues., Nov. 1
Time: 5-6:50 p.m.
Fee: OLLI Members $45
Class #: 47356: REGISTER ONLINE

iPhone Advanced

Build on the intermediate course. Master apps and settings. Master apps and settings with the confidence to use your iPhone to its full practical potential.

Option 1: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Day & Date: Thurs., Sept. 22
Time: 4-5:50 p.m.
Fee: OLLI Members $30
Class #: 47360: REGISTER ONLINE

Option 2: Eel River Multi-Generational Center, Fortuna

Day & Date: Tues., Oct. 25
Time: 5-6:50 p.m.
Fee: OLLI Members $30
Class #: 47361: REGISTER ONLINE

Option 3: McKinleyville Library Conference Center, McKinleyville

Day & Date: Tues., Nov. 15
Time: 5-6:50 p.m.
Fee: OLLI Members $30
Class #: 47362: REGISTER ONLINE

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Android Smartphones: Step-by-Step

With Pam Holten

If you'd like to learn how to operate an Android smartphone, this class will review basics such as finding buttons, making a call, and understanding the screen. There will be lessons on how to set up e-mail, text, manage applications and more.

Whether you own an LG, a Samsung, a HTC, a Nexus, or any other brand of smartphone that uses the Android operating system, knowing how to effectively use your phone is important. This class is interactive and the instructor will answer questions about the problems you are facing with your own phone.

OPTION 1: Thurs., Sept. 8 & 15

Time: 1-2:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47363: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

OPTION 2: Thurs., Dec. 1 & 8

Time: 1-2:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47364: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Pam Holten is a partner at Sjaak's Organic Chocolates and owner of Color Your Passion Web Consulting. From the many years in business and also with experience teaching English language learners, students from elementary school to adults, she has a broad understanding of communication which now includes modern technology as a key component.

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Smartphones: The Why & What

With Pam Holten

If you're not sure whether a smartphone is for you, come learn about how they can possibly enrich and enlarge your life. If you already own an iPhone or an Android operating system, this class may open up new possibilities for you.

Although they're called smartphones, they're actually very powerful mini-computers. If you'd like to see more of what this amazing tool can do, come to class and listen to how an avid user takes advantage of her own smart phone for a variety of uses.

Day & Date: Tues., Oct. 4

Time: 3-4:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $10

Class #: 47446: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Pam Holten is a partner at Sjaak's Organic Chocolates and owner of Color Your Passion Web Consulting. From the many years in business and also with experience teaching English language learners, students from elementary school to adults, she has a broad understanding of communication which now includes modern technology as a key component.

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Social Media & You: An Overview

With Pam Holten

Have you ever wondered what social media is all about? Are you curious how the different platforms might be useful for you, or how they might enrich your life? In this course you will learn how or why they may be a beneficial addition to your lifestyle.

Have you thought that Twitter is only for youngsters or people who want to know all about celebrities? Do you think that Instagram is only used by people who want to be glued to their smartphones? Is Facebook only useful if you want to learn about all the trivia in someone else's life? Do you believe that Pinterest is just for people gathering recipes?

Misconceptions are plenty. These and other social media platforms will be discussed in class and their advantages for you will be explained.

Day & Date: Fri., Sept. 16

Time: 1-2:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47365: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Pam Holten is a partner at Sjaak's Organic Chocolates and owner of Color Your Passion Web Consulting. From the many years in business and also with experience teaching English language learners, students from elementary school to adults, she has a broad understanding of communication which now includes modern technology as a key component.

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Community Media Center Orientation

With Sean McLaughlin

Learn about the media resources available at Access Humboldt, which include a high-definition TV studio, video field equipment, editing stations, cable TV channels, online archive, and more.

Get the scoop on Access Humboldt's history, mission, operation, procedures, and learn how YOU can get involved with local media productions, free speech advocacy and making this community a healthy and informed one.

The Community Media Center (CMC) Orientation is a prerequisite for all other training (field productions, video editing, studio production...)

Attendees will be given a full tour of the CMC. Upon completion, guest are welcome to become members and start enjoying the member benefits.

This course is not eligible for a Jack Pass.

OPTION 1

Day & Date: Sat., Sept. 10

Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Fee: Free

Class #: 47366: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Access Humboldt's Community Media Center (CMC)

OPTION 2

Day & Date: Sat., Oct. 8

Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Fee: Free

Class #: 47367: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Access Humboldt's Community Media Center

OPTION 3

Day & Date: Sat., Nov. 19

Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Fee: Free

Class #: 47368: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Access Humboldt's Community Media Center

Sean McLaughlin has been the executive director of Access Humboldt since it was founded in 2006. Sean was previously the CEO of Akaku Community Television Center in Maui, Hawaii, and has been a member of the Honolulu Community-Media Council. He is involved with telecommunication issues and access media policy making at local, state and national levels. He has published many articles, provided expert testimony before legislative and regulatory agencies, and participated in international conferences on media issues.

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LANGUAGE & CULTURE

The following ITALIAN courseS ARE offered through extended Education.

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

Beginning Italian

With Eleonora Gire

Begin your study of Italian with a native speaker. Beginning students will learn useful, simple, idiomatic expressions for practical situations. Topics include pronouns, articles, regular verbs and noun-adjective agreement.

Required textbook: Italian the Easy Way, third edition (Danesi).

Day & Date: Thurs., Sept. 1-Oct. 13

Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Fee: $130

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 707-826-5880 to register.

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Eleonora Gire was born in Italy and earned a master's degree in English and German at the University of Padova. She has taught Italian online and in person, most recently with the Penobscot School for Language Learning and International Exchange. She has been teaching at HSU since Feb. 2016.

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Intermediate Italian

With Eleonora Gire

Continue your study of Italian with a native speaker. Intermediate students will develop further listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills through communicative in-class activities and at-home assignments.

The course will present new grammatical and vocabulary functions and practice patterns already presented in the Beginning Italian class.

Required textbook: Italian the Easy Way, third edition (Danesi).

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Eleonora Gire was born in Italy and earned a master's degree in English and German at the University of Padova. She has taught Italian online and in person, most recently with the Penobscot School for Language Learning and International Exchange. She has been teaching at HSU since Feb. 2016.

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The following JAPANESE course IS offered through extended Education.

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

Japanese Language 101

With Mie Matsumoto

Learn introductory Japanese language and culture with an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking skills. This course 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.

Day & Date: Wed., Sept. 7-28

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Fee: $85

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 707-826-5880 to register.

Location: HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 226

Mie Matsumoto is a native Japanese speaker and has over 15 years experience teaching college level Japanese for HSU College of eLearning & Extended Education 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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drawings on rocks

Ancient Storytellers: A Glimpse Into the Past

With Dr. Rosie Arenas and Maria Elena Whaples

This course will address the universal concept of myth and storytelling as seen in the pictographs and petroglyphs from around the world. Focus will be on those found in the canyonlands of Utah and the use of these panels as sacred and celestial markers.

We will discuss the history of migration and how these paintings and etchings evolved over time and space, how they addressed the changing landscape and weather, and how connections between and among people existed.

Specific sites will be highlighted in this course including the Wildhorse Canyon Panel, which we will discuss through the lens of Joseph Campbell's, "Hero's Journey," and make comparisons to present day life.

Other sites will be looked at through an archaeoastronomy lens, comparing the Mexica Sunstone (Aztec Calendar) and Quetzalcoatl (The Feathered Serpent) with that of the figure at the site, Head of Sinbad, depicting Venus.

Day/Date/Time: Fri., Sept. 9, 6-7:50 p.m. Sat., Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-noon

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47371: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 225

Dr. Rosie Arenas is a retired professor of education, artist, farmer, and student of the universe. She lives in Central California and has spent the last 20 years traveling to Utah to hike, camp, and study the pictograph panels. She has presented extensively and enjoys traveling, learning about diverse and ancient cultures, permaculture and sustainability, and children's literature.

María Elena Whaples is 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
Three-Day Adventure Travel Trip
Sept. 20-22, 2016

Instructors: Dr. Rosie Arenas and María Elena Whaples

Participant Fee: $100

Meet in Green River, Utah at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum at 8 a.m. on Tues., Sept. 20 to begin the 3-day adventure. We will drive to the sites and spend the day exploring the areas surrounding the sites. Each participant is urged to bring lunch/snacks and water for the day. We will return to Green River at the end of each day.

DAY 1: Sept. 20 – Explore panels between Green River and Emery. We will see solstice markers and Rochester Panel.

DAY 2: Sept. 21 – See the canyons and explore the sacred site of Head of Simbad.

DAY 3: Sept. 22 – Welcome the Fall Equinox at Sego Canyon. Explore other neighboring sites. Visit the River Museum.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You are responsible for travel and lodging. It is approximately a 16-hour drive from California to Green River, Utah, so expect to spend two days driving there and two days back. There are several motels in Green River and a State Park/KOA available for camping. Please make your reservations prior to the trip.

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ART

Celtic Traditions: Art & Culture

With Bernadette Cheyne and Richard Woods

The Celts represent a fascinating collage of peoples whose existence range from prehistoric times to the present; who populated lands through much of present-day Europe into Eastern Asia; and whose influence remains significant and tangible.

In this course, after a brief survey of the breadth and significance of Celtic peoples from the earliest archaeological and recorded evidence, the focus will shift to their artistic and cultural contributions as expressed through a wide range of mediums, including (but not limited to) metallurgy, visual arts, textiles, bardic traditions, poetry, music, artistic expression beyond the visible, and glimpses of the other world.

Despite centuries of warfare and the imposition of other languages, cultures and religious belief systems, many Celtic traditions not only survived, but experienced a resurgence through the 20th Century which continues to the present day. These artistic and cultural expressions serve to underscore the ongoing significance of Celtic traditions in shaping our modern world as well as influencing future artistic and cultural development.

Day & Date: Thurs., Sept. 15-Nov. 3

Time: 4-5:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $90

Class #: 47376: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Richard Woods is a retired member of the HSU theatre arts staff and a former coordinator for the HSU Media Center. He is currently writing a historical novel set in 6th century Wales, has traveled extensively in that region, explored his own Welsh ancestry and continues to correspond with many people living in the western U.K.

Bernadette Cheyne was a professor of theatre at HSU for 24 years, specializing in acting, directing and vocal production. Dialect studies included a three-week journey through Scotland and Ireland to record and transcribe local dialects, as well as exploring local cultures and traditions. Her family tree includes a Scottish heritage that has been traced back to 16th Century whalers in Petershead.

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Art, Spirituality & Healing

With Roy King

Explore the roots of nature-based religion and how historically it has influenced art and spirituality. Learn simple methods for enhancing your appreciation of the arts in nature and fostering self-understanding of how, through reflection and creativity, you can increase personal emotional awareness and contentment.

Day & Date: Thurs., Oct. 6-27

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47378: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Westhaven Center for the Arts

Roy King is the executive director of Westhaven Center for the Arts and an emeritus associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He has taught and published research in the fields of art, art and yoga therapy, spirituality and personality.

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Day of the Dead altar

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

With Dr. Rosie Arenas

This course will explore the concept of life and death as seen through the eyes of the cultural traditions of people around the world, but specifically the Mexican people. It will look at the celebration of life and how loved ones are remembered through the artistic creations of memory boxes and little books as a means of honoring their memory.

Students will learn about the commonalities of how diverse cultures celebrate life and death. They will learn about the ways the Mexican people celebrate life through their celebrations for Day of the Dead or Día de Los Muertos.

Learn how to make tissue paper flowers, cut paper banners (papel picado), paper skeletons and skulls and learn the meaning behind each of the symbols used during this celebration. Create little books written and illustrated about a deceased loved one and conclude by learning about the various levels or components of the traditional "altar" and constructing your own memory box (altares).

Day & Date: Sat., Oct. 15

Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $50

Class #: 47381: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 225

Dr. Rosie Arenas is a retired professor of education, artist, farmer, and student of the universe. She lives in Central California and has traveled extensively in Oaxaca and other areas of Mexico in addition to hiking, camping and studying the ancient art of Utah. She enjoys traveling, learning about diverse and ancient cultures, permaculture and sustainability, and children's literature.

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ipad art

Visual Creativity on Your iPad: An Introduction

With Claire Iris Schencke

Your iPad is a very fine creative tool! Let me introduce you to my favorite drawing and painting apps. I will demonstrate how intuitive the touch screen is for art making. It will be a fast tour through the exciting possibilities using layers, mixing colors, choosing brushes, collaging and more.

We will glance at the following apps: Procreate, Zen Brush, ArtStudio and Paper by 53. This introduction will be more interesting if the student purchases and downloads one of apps.

I suggest Procreate, Sketch, paint, create, by Savage Interactive. The apps work on iPad 2 and newer iPads and also on the minis.

A stylus is also desirable. I recommend "The Friendly Swede Universal Capacitative Stylus" pen, available at Amazon.

Day & Date: Sat., Nov. 5

Time: 1-2:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $10

Class #: 47383: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Claire Iris Schencke has presented her iPad art at iAMDA in NYC; Apple's flagship store in SF; mDAC exhibits in Palo Alto; the Humboldt Artist Gallery of the Morris Graves Museum of Art and Eureka Studio Arts. She has taught classes in iPad painting at OLLI, Eureka Studio Arts, and at the Mendocino Art Center. She holds an M.A. from Stockholm University and an MBA from Stanford University. She has extensive classroom teaching experience, and a community college teaching certificate. She also gives private lessons in iPad painting. For more about her art, go to website.

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Draw, Sketch, Paint on Your iPad

With Claire Iris Schencke

Do something really creative and fun with your iPad! The innovative app Procreate has a simple and intuitive user interface, including layers, and a great selection of brushes; additionally it records every stroke and plays it back as a video!

Day & Date: Sat., Dec. 3 & 10

Time: 1-4:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47384: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Claire Iris Schencke has presented her iPad art at iAMDA in NYC; Apple's flagship store in SF; mDAC exhibits in Palo Alto; the Humboldt Artist Gallery of the Morris Graves Museum of Art and Eureka Studio Arts. She has taught classes in iPad painting at OLLI, Eureka Studio Arts, and at the Mendocino Art Center. She holds an M.A. from Stockholm University and an MBA from Stanford University. She has extensive classroom teaching experience, and a community college teaching certificate. She also gives private lessons in iPad painting. For more about her art, go to her website.

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iPhone & iPad Photography

With Bob Doran

Learn to use your iPhone or iPad to take better photos and improve them through editing. This two-day course will primarily cover the apps Snapseed and Instagram – using them to create artistic works and share pics with friends, family and the world. Other photo apps will be discussed.

A basic understanding of iPhone/iPad operation is required. You should come to class with the two apps pre-installed.

Day & Date: Tues., Dec. 6 & Wed., Dec. 7

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47454: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: HSU Campus

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 art

Paper Arts: Eye Catching Surface Designs on Paper

With Sandra Vrem

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

Learn about the fundamentals of color and how to use layers to develop your designs. Leave with samples of several design techniques.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Sandy Vrem has been a member of the 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.

zentangle tile drawing

Introduction to Zentangle®

With Jennifer Morey

Zentangle is a method of drawing structured patterns to create beautiful, abstract art using simple elements like lines, circles and dots. Though it has been compared to "doodling," it is quite the opposite, because the process is mindful and deliberate.

It can help reduce stress, increase focus, and boost self-confidence.

Zentangle is easy to learn and requires no artistic background at all. If you can hold a pen, you can create Zentangle art! This two-hour class will introduce the concepts and steps to creating a Zentangle "tile" on specially made paper.

Each student will go home with a finished tile and the supplies to create several more. A mini-kit is included. Additional supplies can be purchased through the instructor or online.

OPTION 1: Sat., Oct. 22

Time: 10-11:50 a.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $40 (Material fee included)

Class #: 47372: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

OPTION 2 Sat., Nov. 5

Time: 10-11:50 a.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $40 (Material fee included)

Class #: 47373: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

OPTION 3 Sat., Dec. 3

Time: 10-11:50 a.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $40 (Material fee included)

Class #: 47374: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Jen Morey is the first (and currently the only) certified Zentangle teacher on the North Coast. She is the former lifestyle editor for the Times-Standard and is now a semi-retired freelance editor and writer. Being an artist with words rather than pictures, she discovered Zentangle by "happy accident," and says if she can do it, so can you!

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students in drawing class

Drawing Essentials: Basic Skills

With Brent Eviston

Drawing is not a talent, it's a skill anyone can learn!

Designed with the beginner in mind, his beginning class will give you all of the skills you need to begin drawing. You'll learn how to begin, basic shapes, mark making and an easy process that will have you drawing and sketching quickly and comfortably.

Day & Date: Tues., Sept. 6- Oct. 4

Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $125 (Material fee included)

Class #: 47369: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Evolution Academy for the Arts

Drawing has always been Brent Eviston's passion, as well as his primary medium of expression. After studying environmental design, an architecture-based program at Otis College of Art and Design, he has continued to study many forms of drawing, including traditional master draftsmanship, architectural drafting and illustration, master figure drawing, and anatomical drawing. In 2012 he gave a talk at TEDx Eureka, arguing that observational drawing is as essential a skill as literacy and numeracy. Eviston has taught traditional and contemporary drawing through arts institutions and organizations throughout California.

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Drawing Essentials: The Foundations of Form

With Brent Eviston

This class goes beyond the basics and will teach you the secrets to drawing or painting anything. By focusing on volume and space, in addition to simply contour, your drawings and paintings will improve dramatically. This class is a must for anyone interested in drawing and painting, and it pairs perfectly with the Drawing Essentials: Basic Skills class and the Drawing Essentials: Shading class.

Day & Date: Tues., Oct. 11- Nov. 15

Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $150 (Material fee included)

Class #: 47379: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Evolution Academy for the Arts

Drawing has always been Brent Eviston's passion, as well as his primary medium of expression. After studying environmental design, an architecture-based program at Otis College of Art and Design, he has continued to study many forms of drawing, including traditional master draftsmanship, architectural drafting and illustration, master figure drawing, and anatomical drawing. In 2012 he gave a talk at TEDx Eureka, arguing that observational drawing is as essential a skill as literacy and numeracy. Eviston has taught traditional and contemporary drawing through arts institutions and organizations throughout California.

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Drawing Essentials: Shading

With Brent Eviston

Bring dramatic light and shadow to your drawings and paintings! You'll learn various shading techniques and tools including a deep understanding of how light works and how to render it in any medium. This is the perfect primer for understanding light and shadow in paintings. We recommend pairing this class with the Drawing Essentials: Foundations of Form class.

Day & Date: Thurs., Oct. 13-Nov. 17

Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $150 (Material fee included)

Class #: 47380: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Evolution Academy for the Arts

Drawing has always been Brent Eviston's passion, as well as his primary medium of expression. After studying environmental design, an architecture-based program at Otis College of Art and Design, he has continued to study many forms of drawing, including traditional master draftsmanship, architectural drafting and illustration, master figure drawing, and anatomical drawing. In 2012 he gave a talk at TEDx Eureka, arguing that observational drawing is as essential a skill as literacy and numeracy. Eviston has taught traditional and contemporary drawing through arts institutions and organizations throughout California.

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Art Essentials: Exploring Color

With Brent Eviston

Learn both color theory, and how to use color expressively. Color is taught through oil pastel, a medium that is the perfect bridge between drawing and painting. This class is a must for aspiring painters.

It pairs perfectly with the Drawing Essentials: Shading class.

Day & Date: Thurs., Sept. 8-29

Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $100 (Material fee included)

Class #: 47370: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Evolution Academy for the Arts

Drawing has always been Brent Eviston's passion, as well as his primary medium of expression. After studying environmental design, an architecture-based program at Otis College of Art and Design, he has continued to study many forms of drawing, including traditional master draftsmanship, architectural drafting and illustration, master figure drawing, and anatomical drawing. In 2012 he gave a talk at TEDx Eureka, arguing that observational drawing is as essential a skill as literacy and numeracy. Eviston has taught traditional and contemporary drawing through arts institutions and organizations throughout California.

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Brent Eviston helping student

Art Essentials: Expressing Yourself Through Art

With Brent Eviston

Infuse your art with expressive mark making, metaphor and symbolism. This exciting and accessible class will teach you numerous forms of artistic expressions using a wide range of media including pencil, oil pastel and collage.

Day & Date: Wed., Sept. 21-Oct. 5

Time: 2-4:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $75 (Material fee included)

Class #: 47377: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Evolution Academy for the Arts

Drawing has always been Brent Eviston's passion, as well as his primary medium of expression. After studying environmental design, an architecture-based program at Otis College of Art and Design, he has continued to study many forms of drawing, including traditional master draftsmanship, architectural drafting and illustration, master figure drawing, and anatomical drawing. In 2012 he gave a talk at TEDx Eureka, arguing that observational drawing is as essential a skill as literacy and numeracy. Eviston has taught traditional and contemporary drawing through arts institutions and organizations throughout California.

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Art Essentials: Learn to Be Creative!

With Brent Eviston

Creativity can be taught!

This three-session workshop will take you through a number of fun creative projects that will train your mind to think creatively in a number of contexts. You'll come away with a new perspective on creativity as well as tools to enhance your creativity after the course ends.

Day & Date: Wed., Oct. 19-Nov. 2

Time: 2-4:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $75 (Material fee included)

Class #: 47382: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Evolution Academy for the Arts

Drawing has always been Brent Eviston's passion, as well as his primary medium of expression. After studying environmental design, an architecture-based program at Otis College of Art and Design, he has continued to study many forms of drawing, including traditional master draftsmanship, architectural drafting and illustration, master figure drawing, and anatomical drawing. In 2012 he gave a talk at TEDx Eureka, arguing that observational drawing is as essential a skill as literacy and numeracy. Eviston has taught traditional and contemporary drawing through arts institutions and organizations throughout California.

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FILM

Films of the French New Wave

With Philip Wright

"New Wave" is an example of European art cinema and films made in France from 1958 into the late '60s.

Using portable equipment and requiring little or no set-up time, the New Wave way of filmmaking presented a documentary style. Filming techniques included fragmented, discontinuous editing, and long takes.

Although never a formally organized movement, the New Wave filmmakers were linked by their self-conscious rejection of the literary period pieces being made in France and written by novelists, along with their spirit of youthful iconoclasm, the desire to shoot more current social issues on location, and their intention of experimenting with the film form. They were also influenced by Italian neorealism, film noir, classical Hollywood cinema and existentialism.

Directors include Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Demy, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette and Agnès Varda.

Day & Date: Wed., Sept. 7-Oct. 19

Time: 6-8:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $85

Class #: 47390: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Philip Wright has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in theatre arts with an emphasis in film production from Humboldt State University. He has worked more than 30 years in local television production.

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actor in Zoot Suit movie

Zoot Suit: Film Screening & Discussion

With Michael Cooley

Based on the play of the same name, Zoot Suit (1981) is a wildly entertaining musical and thought-provoking movie.

Set in a WWII-era Los Angeles barrio, it is based on several historic incidents: 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder, the trial of 17 Latinos for murder, their support by an activist organization called the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee, and the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.

The movie was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1982. It stars Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, and Tyne Daly. (Color, 103 min.)

Day & Date: Mon., Sept. 19

Time: 6-8:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $10

Class #: 47391: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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.

A Celtic Pilgrimage with John O'Donohue

With Marilyn Montgomery

In this class, you will have the opportunity to walk with John O'Donohue, Celtic mystic, poet and philosopher, through the breathtaking landscape of Western Ireland.

One of the beautiful insights of the Celtic imagination is that landscape is a living source of beauty, wisdom and transformative spiritual power. Come and join me for an evening of pilgrimage watching a visually stunning film: A Celtic Pilgrimage with John O'Donohue and introductory teachings on his writings and poems.

Day & Date: Mon., Sept. 26

Time: 6-7:50 pm.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47392: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Marilyn Montgomery was born and raised in the British Isles, of Irish and Scottish parentage. In 2005, while attending a meditation retreat in western Ireland for two months, she experienced a reawakening of her spiritual roots in the Celtic spiritual tradition which is part of her family lineage. She has been immersed in this wisdom since then, primarily through John O'Donohue's teachings and writings.

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Hud movie poster

Hud: Film Screening & Discussion

With Michael Cooley

Martin Ritt's Hud (1963), now considered a "revisionist Western," is set on a Texas cattle ranch. It's layered in conflict: the owner's relationship with his arrogant and self-centered son, Hud Bannon; Hud's reaction to his father's purchase of a cattle herd later determined to be sick; his relationship with his admiring nephew; and his sexual interest in Alma, the family's housekeeper.

Acclaimed to this day, Allmovie calls it "a warning shot for the Sixties...[its] generational conflict would prove prescient."

Starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, and Patricia Neal, Hud received seven Academy Award nominations and won in the categories of Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Cinematography. (B&W, 112 min.)

Day & Date: Mon., Oct. 10

Time: 6-8:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $10

Class #: 47393: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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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MUSIC

Just Sing

With Carol Ryder

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.

Day & Date: Mon., Oct 24-Nov. 14

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47387: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

Carol Ryder has been teaching voice classes for over 25 years at HSU, CR and through Humboldt Light Opera Company (HLOC). In addition, she is active in the musical community as the HLOC artistic producing director, conductor of The Babes, and Executive Director of The SPACE.

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Just Sing: Part 2

With Carol Ryder

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 I is not a prerequisite, you only need the desire to sing and make music together.

Day & Date: Wed., Oct. 26-Nov. 16

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47388: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

Carol Ryder has been teaching voice classes for over 25 years at HSU, CR and through Humboldt Light Opera Company (HLOC). In addition, she is active in the musical community as the HLOC artistic producing director, conductor of The Babes, and Executive Director of The SPACE.

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African Song Circle

With Maggie McKnight

Come sing beautiful, traditional folk songs from West and South Africa, in a variety of languages. The songs are ear-catching, melodic, and fun to sing in a joyful and relaxed group setting. Songs will mostly be taught in the oral tradition, and no singing or musical experience is necessary.

Day & Date: Sat., Oct. 8

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47386: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

Maggie McKnight grew up singing harmonies with her family and studying classical piano and violin alongside bluegrass fiddle. She has sung and played in various choirs and musical groups over the years, and has more recently been leading song circles and helping people reconnect with the joy of singing. She is part of the Arcata Threshold Choir, and is a firm believer that singing is everybody's birthright.

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Protest Folk Songs That Help Define the American Conscious

With Laura Hennings

Folk music has the power to expose and define society's political and social conscious. Using lyrics, song history and songwriter bios, we will discuss how folk songs have influenced 20th Century history.

We will listen to selected songs, study lyrics and discuss their historical influence. Students will be encouraged to add personal experiences and ideas in a lively interactive class format.

Day & Date: Tues., Nov. 1-15

Time: 2-3:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $55

Class #: 47389: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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

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Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet

With Tom Gage

Join our discussion of one of Shakespeare's finest dramas. Some few decades ago in the U.S., more books had been written about Hamlet than anyone except Jesus, Shakespeare, and Lincoln? Why has the Bard's fictional creation warranted such fascination? And to what point does a production change the essence of the drama before destroying the substance of the author's revelation? Does a director's aim to please the audience become a graphic and kinesthetic farce?

Grand in scope, rich in language, Hamlet – the classic story of haunting, both literal and metaphorical – ranks among Shakespeare's masterpieces.

Devastated by his father's death and disgusted by his mother's hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark's Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair.

Now the ghost of his father appears, claiming the uncle murdered him – and the spectral accusation torments Hamlet's troubled mind, driving him to avenge a crime that may or may not be a product of his own imagining.

Day & Date: Mon./Wed., Sept. 26-Oct. 5

Time: 6-7:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47394: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Tom Gage is professor emeritus from the HSU Department of English. He chaired a three-day national conference at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, at which Angus Bowmer, the founder of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, spoke about his life's work in Oregon. Gage has co-authored textbooks, in which he anthologized several of the Bard's plays.

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Shakespeare Festival Trip: Hamlet

With Tom Gage

This tale of revenge, played out against a backdrop of politics and intrigue, deals with madness, murder and betrayal.

Come to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland to see the performance of Hamlet. Tickets to the show are included in the course fee. The fee includes a brief lecture before the performance (time and location TBD).

Run time approximately 3 hours, 5 minutes, with one intermission. Transportation and housing are not included. For more OSF information: www.osfashland.org

Early registration required. Register by Sept. 17.

Day & Date: Sat., Oct. 8

Time: 8-11:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $60

Class #: 47395: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Ashland, Oregon, Allen Elizabethan Theatre

Tom Gage is professor emeritus from the HSU Department of English. He chaired a three-day national conference at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, at which Angus Bowmer, the founder of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, spoke about his life's work in Oregon. Gage has co-authored textbooks, in which he anthologized several of the Bard's plays.

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Exploring the Autobiography of a Yogi (Part 1 of 2)

With Cory Myers

Through objective, focused, in-depth weekly readings, discussion, comparative studies with the Vedic Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Bible, photos, short films, maps and more, we will explore the first part of this unforgettable and spell-binding account.

Day & Date: Mon., Oct. 24-Dec. 5 (no class Nov. 21)

Time: 6-7:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $75

Class #: 47396: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Cory Myers lived, taught, and volunteered in Cambodia and Ukraine after graduating from Humboldt State University with a religious studies degree. In his travels and pilgrimages he has encountered all the world's major religions and sought to find their true similarities and differences. He discovered a global thirst for knowledge of Indian Yoga and meditation while abroad, and has discussed the Autobiography of a Yogi with dozens of people internationally.

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Exploring the Autobiography of a Yogi (Part 2 of 2)

With Cory Myers

Through objective, focused, in-depth weekly readings, discussion, comparative studies with the Vedic Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Bible, photos, short films, maps and more, we will explore the final chapters of this unforgettable and spell-binding account.

Day & Date: Wed., Oct. 26-Dec. 7 (no class Nov. 23)

Time: 2-3:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $75

Class #: 47397: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Cory Myers lived, taught, and volunteered in Cambodia and Ukraine after graduating from Humboldt State University with a religious studies degree. In his travels and pilgrimages he has encountered all the world's major religions and sought to find their true similarities and differences. He discovered a global thirst for knowledge of Indian Yoga and meditation while abroad, and has discussed the Autobiography of a Yogi with dozens of people internationally.

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WRITING

Close To The Bone: Writing From the Inside Out

With Bonnie Shand

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

Whether you are new to writing or not, a process will be taught to help catapult you into your right brain and free you to write through your senses whether in poetry or prose. You will be shown how to weave music into your use of language, to give it breath and a heartbeat.

A safe environment will be created for you to share your work and receive constructive feedback if you desire it.

The instructor will offer examples from contemporary writers as models for inspiration.

Students are asked to make copies of their writing each week to share with the class.

Day & Date: Tues., Oct. 25-Dec. 6 (no class Nov. 22)

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $85

Class #: 47398: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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

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Introduction to Writing Flash Fiction

With Joseph Lerner

In this brief introductory course we'll discuss elements of craft such as character, plot, dialogue, and voice.

Students will get tips on how to write a short story from start to finish, using prompts, exercises, and other literary tools to guide the creation of a memorable work of fiction.

Day & Date: Wed., Nov. 2

Time: 1-2:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $10

Class #: 47399: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Joseph Lerner has worked as a prizewinning photographer, filmmaker, journalist, and small press editor/publisher for over 30 years. His flash fiction and poetry have appeared in 100 Word Story, decomP magazinE, Gargoyle, Jet Fuel Review, matchbook, PoetsWest, and elsewhere.

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Room of One's Own

With K.C. Wilder

Develop a finely-honed skill set in whatever genre of writing you are seeking success.

Receive guidance in becoming a time-bending ninja with a finely-honed skill set suitable for completing any writing task you've struggled with: blogging, memoir, fiction or non-fiction. Discover the secrets to banishing doubt and eliminating obstacles to seeing your work in print.

Day & Date: Thurs., Sept. 8-29

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47400: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Westhaven Center for the Arts

K.C. Wilder is the bestselling author of the novel Fifty Ways to Leave Your Husband and a blogger at Huffington Post, Elephant Journal and Girl on a Wire. Her articles and short fiction have appeared in multiple publications. She is a recent transplant to Humboldt County from the East Coast, and is happily serving as Writer in Residence at Westhaven Center for the Arts.

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HEALTH

Mindset: Essential Foundation to Fitness

With Corey Jung

Mindset is about leveraging the power of your thoughts to best serve you. It's one of the best tools to manage stress and can greatly influence your reality. Mindset is probably your number one asset when properly utilized. Exercise a mindset to support your health and fitness.

This is the companion class to "Movement: Essential Foundation to Fitness" (this page). All classes are held at UpRight Movement 901 O St., Suite B, Arcata.

OPTION 1: Sat. & Sun., Sept. 10 & 11

Time: 12-3 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47408: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Sat. & Sun., Nov. 12 & 13

Time: 12-3 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47409: REGISTER ONLINE

Corey Jung has been involved in the field of human performance for over two decades. Beginning in his youth with being active in the outdoors to strength training for high school sports, and continuing through his service in the United States Marine Corps. Corey is committed to excellence in service by assisting others to feel, move, and perform better. Corey specializes in post-rehab, injury reduction, athletes from teens to seniors, activities from daily living to tactical operations. He is the founder and performance specialist of UpRight Movement (www.uprightmovement.com)

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Movement: Essential Foundation to Fitness

With Corey Jung

If health, fitness, and quality of life are a concern, try a long-term sustainable approach. Learn to feel, move and perform better in activities of daily living to meet your health and fitness goals. First move well, then move more often.

All classes are held at UpRight Movement 901 O St., Suite B, Arcata.

OPTION 1: Sat. & Sun., Oct. 8 & 9

Time: 12-3 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47410: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Sat. & Sun., Dec. 3 & 4

Time: 12-3 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47411: REGISTER ONLINE

Corey Jung has been involved in the field of human performance for over two decades. Beginning in his youth with being active in the outdoors to strength training for high school sports, and continuing through his service in the United States Marine Corps. Corey is committed to excellence in service by assisting others to feel, move, and perform better. Corey specializes in post-rehab, injury reduction, athletes from teens to seniors, activities from daily living to tactical operations. He is the founder and performance specialist of UpRight Movement.

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Introduction to Core Exercise

With Joanne Fornes

Using breath and body awareness, learn some basic moves to gently and effectively engage your core abdominal muscles, no matter what your activities may be. This one-day class is an introduction to the longer OLLI Pilates Plus courses offered.

Day & Date: Sat., Sept. 24

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $10

Class #: 47414: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

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, emphasizing abdominal core work using Pilates. Having studied, practiced and taught various forms of movement for more than 40 years, and passionate about lifetime fitness, Joanne delights in helping people find grace, comfort, and self-empowerment through movement.

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OLLI Pilates Plus

With Joanne Fornes

Build a stronger, healthier body and improve your balance with Pilates! OLLI Pilates Plus classes are designed to gently and effectively teach you principles of breath and movement which engage your core abdominal muscles.

Using the elegant and flowing movements of Pilates, the goal is to strengthen your "powerhouse" (rib to pelvis connection), enabling you to more safely engage in all your normal activities.

This class is well-suited for people of all ages and fitness levels. It includes traditional Pilates mat exercises, adding in light weights and TheraBands.

Adaptations can be made for specific needs.

Give yourself a boost to remaining mobile, agile and flexible for years to come!

Day & Date: Wed., Oct. 5-Nov. 9

Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47415: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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, emphasizing abdominal core work using Pilates. Having studied, practiced and taught various forms of movement for more than 40 years, and passionate about lifetime fitness, Joanne delights in helping people find grace, comfort, and self-empowerment through movement.

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Gentle Yoga

With Patricia Starr

Learn the basic foundation, the use of props, correct alignment, conscious relaxed breathing and all of the basic stretches. Bring a blanket, mat and a water bottle. Some mats will be available.

Choose one or more options or the complete series.

All classes are on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.

OPTION 1

Day & Date: Mon., Sept. 12-26

Fee: OLLI Members $55

Class #: 47417: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2

Day & Date: Mon., Oct. 3-17

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $55

Class #: 47418: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 3

Day & Date: Mon., Nov. 7-28 (no class Nov. 21)

Fee: OLLI Members $55

Class #: 47419: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 4

Day & Date: Mon., Dec. 5 & 12

Fee: OLLI Members $35

Class #: 47420: REGISTER ONLINE

Complete Series

Day & Date: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, Nov. 7, 14, 28 (no class Nov. 21), Dec. 5, 12

Fee: OLLI Members $180

Class #: 47416: REGISTER ONLINE

Patricia Starr is a certified yoga teacher trained in Iyengar yoga, body/mind centering and yoga therapy. She also has a strong foundation in the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. Her 44 years of training and practice and 27 years of teaching have brought Patricia to the here-and-now of enjoying every moment with her students.

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We Need to Talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers

With Peggy Bell-Hans

The purpose of the seminar is to help family members, caregivers, and friends to have sensitive and successful conversations with loved ones about driving safety, especially when it's time to limit or stop driving.

The course offers group discussion about the meaning of driving, observing driving skill and planning conversations including community mobility if a person needs to stop driving.

THESE CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
The instructor hopes to offer them again in spring 2017.

Peggy Bell-Hans has been a practicing occupational therapist for over 40 years, mostly in the fields of adult rehabilitation and home health with a specialty in geriatrics. She has a keen interest in driving safety for the older adult. The owner of a newly established private practice, OT on Wheels, she is certified in administering the DriveABLE Cognitive Assessment Tool that measures the cognitive processes needed for safe driving and predict on-road performance. Peggy is also a certified facilitator for the AARP We Need to Talk seminar.

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Role of Advocate, Agent, Executor & Successor

With Linda Willcut-Tallman and Barbara Davenport

Obtain tools and resources for navigating duties and responsibilities with being an Advocate, Agent for Finances, Health Care Agent, Executor of a Will or Successor Trustee. Fiduciary Barbara Davenport and RN Geriatric Care Manager Linda Willcut-Tallman offer this class to benefit people with a spouse, parent, child, relative or friend who needs assistance as they age. (You are also welcome if you need the information for yourself!)

Day & Date: Wed., Sept. 21

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47413: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Linda Willcut-Tallman has been an RN for almost 40 years. She started her career working with elders and recently worked for 20 years with Home Health. Currently she loves her job with SAFE Planners as a certified geriatric case manager, assisting people to improve their quality of life.

Barbara Davenport has worked in the advocacy and fiduciary field for SAFE Planners since 2007. She is a California licensed professional fiduciary, holds a California real estate broker's license, and also completed mediation training with Humboldt Mediation Services. The process of meeting a client, learning about their unique life story and situational needs, and then assisting them with finding and implementing solutions is a rewarding aspect of her job.

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Hearing Loss: An Overview from Diagnosis to Treatment

With Julie Kelly

Hearing loss affects all generations. In this brief overview, we will go over the anatomy of the auditory system, how hearing loss affects a person and their loved ones and explore approaches to dealing with hearing loss.

Day & Date: Fri., Oct. 21

Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $20

Class #: 47423: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Julie Kelly, Au.D., is a doctor of audiology and has owned North Coast Audiology for over 10 years. She provides diagnostic services as well as amplification to patients of all ages.

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The following course is offered through extended Education.

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

Creating Order & Simplicity

With Barbara Browning

The missing component for most people when they attempt to get organized isn't containers, but a system. This training will offer a logical, easy-to-follow system that uses a methodology to help you de-clutter the past and organize for the present. You will gain space to move, think, breathe, and create at home or work.

Day & Date: Sat., Sept. 10

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fee: $75

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 707-826-5880 to register.

Location: HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 226

Barbara Browning is a professional organizer and holistic productivity trainer and consultant. Her work is an intelligent and soulful blend of left and right brain thinking styles that invites and encourages people to function at their best.

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The following course is offered through extended Education.

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

Self-Esteem Transformation for Women

With Robyn Smith

Learn new ways to be "with" yourself, bolster your self-esteem, and ultimately feel enlivened and radiant about who you truly are. Participants will learn and use teachings from the yoga tradition as well as techniques from the Hendricks Institute, an international learning center the teaches core skills for conscious living.

Expect to sit, move, breathe, laugh, and even have some fun! Please bring a notebook and pen.

Day & Date: Tues., Sept. 13-Oct. 11

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Fee: $75

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 707-826-5880 to register.

Location: HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 106

Robyn Smith is a certified Hendricks Conscious Living and Loving coach and a certified Anusara yoga instructor who runs Inner Freedom Yoga in Arcata and has been teaching for more than 20 years. Her dynamic body-centered approach encourages participants to trust and reference their bodies as a guide. She specializes in working with women and their relationships, communication skills, self-esteem, and life purpose (www.innerfreedomyoga.com).

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Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm & Confidence

With Marilyn Montgomery

The cultivation of happiness is one of the most important skills anyone can ever learn. It's not hard to do when we know the way to water and nourish the wholesome seeds which are already there in our consciousness. Life isn't easy, and having a brain wired to take in the bad, and ignore the good makes us worried, irritated, and stressed instead of confident, secure, and happy.

Based on neuropsychologist Rick Hansen's book, Hardwiring Happiness, this series of classes will cover the neuroscience of happiness, and introduce different practices and meditations unlocking the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures that attract happiness, peace and contentment.

Day & Date: Mon., Nov. 7-28

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47424: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Trinidad Library

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

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A Food Plan for Metabolic Health

With Carlisle Douglas

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 two-hour class will present the dietary principles outlined by Harvard endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig in his book, Always Hungry?

We will explore menus, recipes, and shopping lists as well as movement, sleep and stress relief strategies with an aim of creating a reasonable a food plan that can really be a lasting lifestyle change.

Day & Date: Mon., Oct. 3

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

Fee: OLLI Members $10

Class #: 47421: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Carlisle Douglas, M.A., is passionate about the power of nutrition to build healthy lives and communities. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition health coaching program. Carlisle has taught courses in sociology, women's studies, leadership, life-skills and massage over the last 30 years. She maintains a massage therapy private practice and facilitates dietary change support groups.

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Support Series for A Food Plan for Metabolic Health

With Carlisle Douglas

Participation in a peer support group greatly enhances the chances for positive behavior change. And besides, it's fun! If you are ready to feel better in body, mind and spirit, then join this exploration in feeding yourself for metabolic health.

This five-session series will guide you to implement the "Always Hungry Solution" outlined in the book Always Hungry? by Harvard endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig.

Before the class begins, get a copy of the book, and consult with your healthcare provider about any considerations unique to you. For those with blood sugar management concerns, food choices will be cross-referenced with The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman, MD.

Enrollment in the class "A Food Plan for Metabolic Health" is recommended (this page).

Day & Date: Mon., Oct. 17-Nov. 28 (no class Nov. 14 or 21)

Time: 2:30-3:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $75

Class #: 47422: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Carlisle Douglas, M.A., is passionate about the power of nutrition to build healthy lives and communities. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition health coaching program. Carlisle has taught courses in sociology, women's studies, leadership, life-skills and massage over the last 30 years. She maintains a massage therapy private practice and facilitates dietary change support groups.

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Ten Steps to End Your Sugar Cravings

With Carlisle Douglas

Dietary sugars are now recognized as a major cause of inflammation in the body, contributing to most contemporary illnesses including heart disease, depression, autoimmune conditions and dementia. Learn what you can do to effectively change your habits, feel better now, and reduce your risk of developing chronic disease.

Day & Date: Sat., Sept. 17

Time: 1-3:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $10

Class #: 47412: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Carlisle Douglas, M.A., is passionate about the power of nutrition to build healthy lives and communities. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition health coaching program. Carlisle has taught courses in sociology, women's studies, leadership, life-skills and massage over the last 30 years. She maintains a massage therapy private practice and facilitates dietary change support groups.

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CULINARY

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Chocolate: Handcrafting as an Art & a Business

With Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor

Dick Taylor Chocolate obtains cacao beans from exotic locations all over the globe, from Bolivia to Madagascar and beyond. Learn how only two ingredients – cacao beans and sugar – are crafted into sumptuous and beautiful bars, as well as the art of selecting and obtaining the beans.

The second session will be a tour of the new plant on 4th St. followed, of course, by sampling Dick Taylor chocolates.

Day & Date: Tues., Dec. 13 & Thurs. Dec. 15

Time: 10 a.m. - noon

Fee: OLLI Members $45

Class #: 47452: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center & Dick Taylor Chocolate Factory

Dustin Taylor and Adam Dick have backgrounds in woodworking and boat building. With a guiding principal of hand-crafting, they began making chocolate for fun. In the past five years, Dick Taylor Chocolate has grown to a full-time, internationally-known and award-winning business with a brand new plant in Eureka.

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The following WINE courseS ARE offered through extended Education.

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

Wine Sensory Evaluation & Service

With Pam Long

Join a local wine industry expert for an exploration and explanation of wines typically found on restaurant wine lists as well as retail shelves. Learn about wines and wine regions around the world along with guided wine tasting and evaluation, professional wine service technique and customer engagement, food and wine pairing, and a field trip to a local winery.

Date & Time: Thurs., Oct. 6, 5:30-7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 7 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fee: $265

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 707-826-5880 to register.

Location: Thurs.: Crush, Arcata Fri./Sat. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Pam Long has worked in the California wine industry for the past decade. Areas of expertise include wine education, direct-to-consumer sales, marketing, event planning and hospitality management. She is currently studying for her master of wine diploma through the Wines & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).

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Marketing Wine in Humboldt County (& Beyond)

With Elizabeth Hans McCrone

Interested in learning about the business of wine? Elizabeth Hans McCrone will share her communications and industry expertise as students learn and develop new skills for creating a successful wine brand. We'll explore the intricacies of distribution, brand marketing, and building a loyal customer base. We'll also taste a variety of wines and visit a local vineyard.

Date & Time: Thurs., Nov. 10, 5:30-7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fee: $265

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 707-826-5880 to register.

Location: Thurs.: Crush, Arcata
Fri./Sat. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Elizabeth Hans McCrone has an extensive background in media, public relations, teaching and wine education. She holds a master's degree in broadcast communication arts, a bachelor's degree in journalism, and a certificate in wine studies. She taught in the HSU Department of Journalism and Mass Communications as adjunct faculty for 17 years. For the past 6-plus years, she has worked at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma County as a trade tour host, wine family associate and tasting room associate. In addition, she is a writer for the Wine Industry Network, a prominent, online wine trade publication, a position she has held for nearly five years.

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LEISURE ACTIVITIES


INTRODUCTION TO SEA KAYAKING

With Larry Buwalda & Mike Zeppegno, Guide

OLLI members are well-acquainted with the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. This sea kayaking series offers an opportunity to become familiar with the aqua-environment surrounding this beautiful learning space.

Intro to Sea Kayaking 100 - On Land

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.

This course is not eligible for a Jack Pass.

Day & Date: Tues., Sept. 13

Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fee: Free

Class #: 47426: REGISTER ONLINE

Intro to Sea Kayaking 101

The North Coast has some of the most scenic and pristine coastline available for sea kayaking, and an 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.

Day & Date: Thurs., Sept. 15

Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $50

Class #: 47427: REGISTER ONLINE

Intro to Sea Kayaking 102

This is the third of four introductory kayak 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 intermediate techniques such as self and assisted rescues and priorities, channel traffic signals, and intermediary paddle strokes.

Day & Date: Tues., Sept. 20

Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $50

Class #: 47428: REGISTER ONLINE

Intro to Sea Kayaking 103

This is the last of four introductory sea kayak classes. Move into more intermediate sea kayaking topics and skill practices. You will be introduced to bracing, additional strokes, and rescues. For the rescue portion, you can learn by observing or actually participate in a rescue if you choose. This class will give you confidence, even if you don't plan on doing lots of open ocean kayaking. All of these topics are designed to better equip you for safe and fun paddling experiences.

Experienced instructors will follow you through your progression and give you the feedback and the attention you need to become an excellent sea kayaker.

Day & Date: Thurs., Sept. 22

Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $50

Class #: 47429: REGISTER ONLINE

Intro to Sea Kayaking: Complete Series

Take the complete Intro to Kayaking series and save 10%.

Fee: OLLI Members $135

Class #: 47425: REGISTER ONLINE

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.

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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Larry Buwalda

Beginning Canoeing

With Larry Buwalda

Designed for those new to the sport and for those who would like to improve their skills so more enjoyment can be had on Humboldt Bay, its sloughs, and lagoons. Our experienced instructors will teach safe canoe handling, terminology and various paddle strokes and techniques for both the bow and stern paddler to move the canoe forward, backward, with sweep turns, pivot turns and rescue techniques.

Day & Date: Wed., Sept. 14

Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $50

Class #: 47430: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: 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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Intermediate Canoeing

With Larry Buwalda

This class is designed for the paddler who has had some previous instruction/experience canoeing and wants to improve their paddling skills. Emphasizing teamwork and safety on the water we will quickly review the basic strokes and concentrate on the J stroke, rudder stroke, draw and pry, moving the canoe sideways and rescues all while viewing the wildlife of Humboldt Bay.

Day & Date: Fri., Sept. 16

Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $50

Class #: 47431: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: 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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Contract Bridge for Beginners

With Robert Fornes

Bridge is the best and most challenging of card games. Learn the rules and tools to enable you to completely play the game.

It has been called "the mental pencil sharpener for the senior brain," and is a great tool to enhance cognitive processes, especially memory. It is also a fine social game.

Day & Date: Wed., Oct. 5-Nov. 9

Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $80

Class #: 47433: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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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Contract Bridge for Intermediates

With Robert Fornes

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.

Day & Date: Wed., Oct. 5-Nov. 9

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $80

Class #: 47434: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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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Beyond the Checkered Board: Commands & Colors: Ancients

With Jerry Saner

This "how-to" class on the GMT game "Command and Colors: Ancients" a board wargame. This is the first game in this series and covers the battles of Rome vs. Carthage and Syracuse.
The game uses a hex map, wooden block to represent troops and leaders, and "Command Cards" which add a replay-ability to the game because the cards govern troop movement.

Day & Date: Thurs., Oct. 6-27

Time: 5-6:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47436: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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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Creativity: The Power of Inspiration

With Sharon Ferrett

This course will help you be inspired to start and finish projects and be open to innovative ideas that are all around you.

When we think of creative people, artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and inventors often come to mind. Creativity however isn't the exclusive province of a few talented people. We can all stretch our brains and rekindle our natural creative ability. Innovation happens when we see connections between art, technology, and the natural world.

This workshop will present tips and strategies to help us dust off our imagination, stretch our brains, and shift our thinking. The focus will be on being inspired to wake up, notice, and put inspiration to work.

OPTION 1: Tues., Sept. 13

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47437: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

OPTION 2: Tues., Sept 27

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47438: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Trinidad Library

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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Acting Up: The Fundamentals of Acting

With Julie Eccles-Benson

Have you ever wanted to act, but been afraid to try? Or do you simply want to improve your acting technique? Then this is the class for you.

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 up your ability in this safe, playful environment as you use improvisation, character development, scene work, and your life experience to up your acting skills.

Day & Date: Tues., Nov. 1-29 (no class Nov. 22)

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47435: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

Julie Eccles-Benson is a professional actor and theatre educator. She has worked as an actor for the Shakespeare theatre, including American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Huntington Theatre in Boston, among others. Her teaching credits include the California Shakespeare Theatre, Colorado College, and currently at Humboldt Light Opera Company.

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MIND & HEART

The Seven Principles for Making Relationships Work

With Lou Ann Wieand

Take an OLLI class with your partner! Would you like to improve your friendship, fondness and admiration in your significant relationship? Are you contemplating retirement and thinking about what this will mean for you and your partner? Those who are in committed relationships will learn new tools for improving communication, enhancing romance and intimacy, managing conflict, and creating rituals and shared meanings to last a lifetime.

There are many benefits in working through these principles in a class setting. There will be structure and encouragement to work separately on your relationship in the context of other couples who are doing the same thing.

All couples, including same-sex couples and couples not married who have made long-term commitments to each other, are encouraged to attend.

Based on John Gottman's significant research that defines what makes a relationship fail or survive, this workshop includes discussion, lecture, and role play.

Bring your partner and anticipate spending some quality time together.

Day & Date: Sun., Oct. 16

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47443: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: HSU Campus

Lou Ann Wieand is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at HSU.

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The Celtic Vision of Beauty: Rediscovering the True Sources of Compassion, Serenity & Hope

With Marilyn Montgomery

What is the meaning of beauty and why is it vitally important that we are able to recognize and rediscover its gifts in our daily lives? These times are riven with anxiety and uncertainty, and some natural ease has been broken. The ancient teachings of Celtic wisdom awaken us to new ways of being in the world that bring us inner peace and joy.

In this series of classes, you will be introduced to the writings of John O'Donohue, Celtic philosopher and poet, primarily through his book Beauty: the Invisible Embrace.

With lecture, film, discussion and stories from the Celtic world, we will open our eyes, hearts, and minds to the wonder of our own relationship with beauty by exposing the infinity and mystery of its breadth. John's words return us to the dignity of silence, the profundity of stillness, the power of thought and perception, and the eternal grace and generosity of beauty's presence.

Day & Date: Thurs., Sept. 29-Oct. 20

Time: 2-3:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47439: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Marilyn Montgomery was born and raised in the British Isles, of Irish and Scottish parentage. In 2005, while attending a meditation retreat in western Ireland for two months, she experienced a reawakening of her spiritual roots in the Celtic spiritual tradition which is part of her family lineage. She has been immersed in this wisdom since then, primarily through John O'Donohue's teachings and writings.

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Cheryl Johnson

Conversation Circles on Conscious Aging

With Cheryl Johnson

Aging is not for sissies! In this World Cafe model, we will dialogue with others to harvest our collective wisdom facing these challenges. Shining a light onto the pivotal moments in our lives can lead to a deeply satisfying "third age" with the humor and grace we need to thrive.

Day & Date: Wed., Oct. 5-26

Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Fee: OLLI Members $65

Class #: 47440: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: McKinleyville Library Conference Center

Cheryl Johnson, MA, was the first coordinator of OLLI and loves how it has blossomed since then! She is a life and retirement coach, personality styles expert and former psychology instructor.

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Dreams & Dreamwork

With Janet Patterson

Students will learn about some dreamwork methods: Montague Ullman's Projective Dream Work (made popular by Jeremy Taylor); Stephen Aizenstat's Dream Tending; and Robert Bosnak's Embodied Imagination.

Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively to practice working with dreams and dreamwork practices.

Day & Date: Mon., Oct. 10-24

Time: 2-3:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $55

Class #: 47441: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Janet Patterson has been active in SoulCollage® for 10 years, and a SoulCollage® facilitator since 2008. She is completing her Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis on disturbing dream images and somatic dream work. She is also a member of the Friends of Jung and SoulCollage® OLLI interest groups.

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

With Louisa Rogers

Too much stuff! As we age, many of us want less, but find that surrendering our cherished belongings – even if we don't need them – is not easy.

In this workshop you'll learn how to overcome common decluttering obstacles, identify solutions to your resistance, take control of your possessions, and create and maintain a spacious, life-enhancing environment.

You'll discover creative ways to pare down your possessions, including furniture, tools, books, documents, photos, sports equipment, music, heirlooms and more. You'll learn preventive maintenance techniques to keep clutter out of your life for good.

Day & Date: Thurs., Nov. 10

Time: 2-3:50 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 47445: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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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How to Work with the Mind Through Buddhist Meditation: Part II

With Khenpo Ugyen Wangchuk

Delve deeper into the practice of Buddhist meditation. Studies show meditation to reduce stress, normalize blood pressure, and help people to feel more relaxed. This class will further 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 Twelve Links of Interdependence; a deeper level of Shamata (also known as Calm Abiding Meditation); the Six

Paramitas or Perfections of Bodhicitta; deeper exploration into Bodhicitta meditation (which is based on genuine compassion and loving kindness); Introduction to Vajrayana, the adamantine vehicle; discussion on the nature of one's mind; and Vipassana, or Awareness meditation.

These classes are open to everyone. Learn these techniques in an informal environment. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend or to derive great benefit from the courses.

Day & Date: Mon. & Wed., Oct. 31-Nov. 16

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $75

Class #: 47444: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 117

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 PhD) was conferred upon him. Since then, he has been splitting his time between the U.S., 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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