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SPRING 2017: OLLI Courses

SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT

McCrone Geology Series

Dr. Alistair McCrone was the fifth president of Humboldt State University, and served from 1974 to 2002. The first academic appointment of his career was professor for 11 years at New York University, where he served as chair of the geology dept. During this time Dr. McCrone was part of a weekly television program on CBS called Sunrise Semester, which promoted lifelong learning by bringing college lectures into people's homes. Before coming to HSU, he was Academic Vice President at the University of the Pacific.

As a dedicated educator, leader and lifelong learner, President McCrone has made a special donation to OLLI at HSU to support courses and scholarships in the field of geology. This spring OLLI at HSU highlights the following two courses as part of the McCrone Geology Series.


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On the Ground in Lacks Creek

With Chris Rocker Heppe

Lacks Creek Management Area, located just 30 miles from Arcata, is a hidden treasure of public land containing forest and prairie habitat for wildlife and a growing array of trails for mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Join BLM field staff for a day-long excursion to Lacks Creek to view and explore a full range of topics including the types of recreation offered, forest restoration, geology, botany, and the watershed that is an important tributary to Redwood Creek within the Park Protection Zone.

Day & Date: Sat., May 6

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

This course will be offered by a team of BLM resource professionals who have been actively working at Lacks Creek and other BLM areas throughout the North Coast.

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A Natural History of the Golden State

With Jeff Hart

Richly embellished with photography and conceptual imagery, this course is both a scientific exploration and a visual field trip to California’s strikingly beautiful landscape and variable nature.

This course weaves together concepts of geography, physical environment, place, and underlying biological forces that have fashioned California’s diverse and unique nature. Based on the instructor’s e-book, A Natural History of the Golden State, A Naturalist’s Chronicle, this course includes a Saturday field trip.

Day/Date/Time: Tues. & Thurs., April 18-27, 10 a.m.-noon & Sat., April 29, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center/field trip

Jeff Hart has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from Harvard University and has spent a lifetime studying natural history, habitat restoration, and organic farming. A native Californian, he has traveled widely in many regions of the world and North America. Currently residing in the California Delta, he and his wife Toni are planning to migrate to Humboldt County.

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Excavating the Y Chromosome

With Michael Cooley

There is no tool more powerful for population genetics and genetic genealogy than the Y chromosome. It’s a virtual archaeological treasure trove, and contains information about the history and migration of our species going back at least 300,000 years. All you need is a person and a fistful of dollars to start digging. This isn’t about genes, nor about disease or physical characteristics. It is about using modern technology to excavate and query the silent witnesses to our long, long history.

Day & Date: Sat., April 15

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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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Discover the Salmon Pass Trail of the Headwaters Forest

With Julie Clark

This ranger-led hike will cover redwood ecology, watershed restoration and the endangered species of the reserve. The Salmon Pass hike is a moderately strenuous 3.5-mile hike. Located on the south side of the Headwaters Forest Reserve, the first half-mile passes through a young to mid-aged forest with views of restored watershed areas. The next two miles ascend through the old-growth with a view across Salmon Creek to the largest intact stand of ancient redwoods within the Reserve. The trail then loops back as it descends through the old-growth.

Day & Date: Wed., June 14

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

Fee: OLLI Members $10

Class #: 27537: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Newburg Park, Fortuna

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

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Forty Years of North Coast Gardening

With Peter Haggard

If food gardening is a big part of your life, why not join us in a thoughtful workshop and discussion of Humboldt County Coastal Gardening.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • North Coast climate changes
  • New varieties of fruit trees and vegetables, specifically adapted for the North Coast
  • Changes in garden science
  • Fertilizers (green manures/animal manures/chemical)
  • Pests and pesticides
  • Summer versus winter vegetable gardening

Day & Date: Thurs., Feb. 2 & 9

Time: 6-8 p.m.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Peter Haggard is co-author with Judy Haggard of Insects of the Pacific Northwest. He has food gardened in Humboldt County since 1973, mostly in Fieldbrook, east of McKinleyville. To him it seems that after 40 years, it’s a good time to assess successes and failures.

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Getting to the Next System: Transitioning to a Sustainable Society

With Jeanine Cava

If you are questioning whether we can achieve an ecologically sustainable, socially and economically just society within the current political economic system, and are looking for hope in new models and systems change, then this 5-week, teach-in style course is for you!

We will explore the impacts of our current political-economic system, analyze emerging models for alternatives, and attempt to design and envision a system that prioritizes people and planet.

The intertwined crises we face (social, political, ecological, economic) are not isolated problems that can be “fixed” through reforms, they are systemic problems, created by a destructive system, and thus require systemic solutions.

If you’re ready to move beyond finding fault in our current system, toward new modes of thinking, and solutions, then come participate. We will be engaging in a national teach-in initiative called The Next Systems Project, and we need you there.

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

Day & Date: Wed., Jan. 25-Feb. 22

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Fee: $60

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

Location: HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 227

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 master’s degree 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 courses are 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. We will also participate in Q&A with local food systems leaders on these issues.

The primary text for the course is the Northwest Earth Institute’s discussion-course book, Hungry for Change: Food Ethics and Sustainability, which participants can order online.

Participants should plan to read course material on their own in between meetings.

Day & Date: Mon., April 3-May 8 (no class April 10)

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Location: HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 227

Jeanine Cava: See biography under “Getting to the Next System.”

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Practical Beekeeping

With Dick LaForge, Jeannine Kaprielian & Steve Sottong

Learn the basics of keeping honeybees for pollination, to produce honey and other products, and to appreciate the lives of these fascinating creatures.

Learn bee biology, life cycle, and social organization. Study beekeeping equipment and management techniques, including how to keep your bees healthy in today’s challenging environment. We will focus on basic skills and knowledge which are essential for any style of beekeeping. 

Although alternative styles will be considered, we will focus on  the standard Langstroth-type hives. During field trips to the intructors’ bee yards, you’ll observe the inner workings of a hive.

For those who want to start colonies, the class will organize a group purchase of bees and equipment.  

Required textbook: Beekeeping for Dummies, 3rd edition, 2015, by Howland Blackiston. You are urged to buy the book and start reading it before the first class meeting.

Day & Date: Mon., Feb. 13-May 1; Sat., Feb. 25, April 8, 15, 29

Time: Mon.: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sat.: 1-3 p.m.

Fee: $150, plus $50/unit for optional credit

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

Credit: ZOOL X315, 1-2 units (CR/NC), 27416/27417 

Location: Mon.: SciB 133; Sat.: Eureka & Arcata (TBA)

Dick LaForge has 20 years experience and manages eight hives near Freshwater. He produces on average six new colonies and several hundred pounds of honey each year.

Jeannine Kaprielian began beekeeping by taking Dick LaForge and Garrett Brinton’s beekeeping class in 2009. She and Garrett developed an apiary on her small farm in the Hoopa Valley. Since then she has kept bees on several coastal sites, giving her insight into specific issues facing both inland and coastal beekeepers.

Steve Sottong is a backyard beekeeper in Eureka. His wife Joy Thomas was co-teacher in 2015 and he served as the beekeeping tech and photo show expert in 2016.

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Advanced Practical Beekeeping

With Dick LaForge, Jeannine Kaprielian & Steve Sottong

This class is for those who already keep bees and/or have taken Practical Beekeeping. Spring is the most intensive time of the beekeeper’s year as the bees are building up their population for collecting honey in late spring and summer. Follow the progress and problems of several bee yards. Inspect colonies to assess their condition, discuss strategies for guiding them towards production and good health, and carry out these strategies. 

Some situations we will encounter are hive and queen assessment, loss of queen, requeening, dividing and combining hives, feeding, identifying and dealing with diseases and parasites, and adding honey supers. Also, each week you’ll be assigned to read up on a special topic to discuss in class.

Students are expected to have at least one bee book. The Beekeepers Handbook (Sammataro & Avitabile) is recommended.

Day & Date: Sun., Feb. 19-April 30

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Fee: $150, plus $50/unit for optional credit

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Credit: ZOOL X315, 1 unit (CR/NC), 27492

Location: Eureka & Arcata (TBA)

Dick LaForge, Jeannine Kaprielian & Steve Sottong: See biographies under “Practical Beekeeping."

CURRENT EVENTS

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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.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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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What are the Grawemeyer Awards?

With Michael Willett

The Grawemeyer Awards program at the University of Louisville pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasizing the impact a single idea can have on the world.

This course will review the contributions of the 2016 winners of the Grawemeyer awards, presented annually for creative contributions to world order, music, religion, psychology and education. The ideas reviewed will include a psychological mechanism that confers resilience to trauma, approaches to dealing with the problems of human trafficking and genocide, a discussion of evolving international healthcare to include both human rights and faith-based approaches, and disturbing new evidence that access to education does not automatically confer socioeconomic success.

This eclectic series of topics are presented as examples of how single creative ideas can inspire social change far beyond their original context.

Day & Date: Tues. & Thurs., March 7 & 9

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Dr. Michael Willett is a retired family doctor who spent 30 years in clinical practice in Humboldt and Siskiyou Counties, California, New Zealand, Scotland, and Malawi, Africa. Sharing his expertise on the Human Genome Project, the impact of socioeconomic prejudice on medical care, spirituality and healing, and international health care systems, Dr. Willett taught medicine and held clinical appointments at the University of Louisville, UCSF, and the University of Dunedin.

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Images of Araby

With Molly Cate

Harems, genies in bottles, decadent Sultans, and assassins -- much of the anti-Muslim bias pervading the Western world comes from centuries of slanted misinformation, either romanticizing or demonizing Islamic life.

First in Western Europe and then in the U.S. too, fascination with and ignorance of Islamic cultures led people to project onto them our own cultural fears, sexual taboos and aggression. We’ll examine these themes and the history behind them.

Day & Date: Tues., May 2-16

Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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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Skepticism: Ancient to Modern

With Robert Rasmussen

Historically, skepticism has served as the driver of intellectual and material progress. Join this interactive exploration of skepticism and its impact on our past and the role of skepticism in the hindrance of progress in the modern era. We will review the history of intellectual activity from animism, to pantheism, to “revealed” monotheism, exploring the seminal moments where each passed the torch to the next among prominent philosophers. The role of doubt in the process of science and the acceptance of scientific opinion will be discussed. Will we reach any new conclusions? Come and find out.

Day & Date: Thurs., May 11-25

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Robert Rasmussen’s 50 years of doing and teaching science, dabbling in philosophy and history, and consorting with the purveyors of Western religions have resulted in an emeritus professorship in botany and an almost curmudgeonly attitude towards those who “know.”

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Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution

With Ray Raphael

We have agreed to abide by rules developed in a very different age. What did the Constitution mean back then, and what does it mean for us now? When Khizr Khan dramatically displayed his pocket edition at last year’s Democratic National Convention, the Constitution became an instant bestseller. Ray Raphael recently published an annotated Constitution for ordinary folks. Interweaving historical and contemporary contexts, he will endeavor to explain why each clause was written, what it meant at the time, and what it can mean for us now. As it turns out, when you look at it closely, the Constitution is a blast!

Day & Date: Tues., Wed. & Thurs., May 16-18

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

In the mid-1990s, Ray Raphael, author of several books on North Coast history and issues, established part-time residence in the late 18th century, the Revolutionary and Founding Era. Among his eight books on that subject are Founding Myths and Constitutional Myths.

HISTORY

When New England was New

With William Prescott

Recount the early history of southeastern New England through stories of the life and events experienced by Richard Smith and his descendants. Smith was an early settler of Rhode Island, establishing an Indian trading post which evolved into a large dairy farm and then to a 3000-acre plantation. Using drawings and photographs of the present day iteration of the Smith residence, known as Smith’s Castle, learn about everyday life for the earliest colonialists.

Day & Date: Wed., March 1

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

William Prescott spent 10 years as a docent and head of Youth Education at Smith’s Castle in Wickford, Rhode Island.

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Striking Structures of Humboldt County

With Jerry & Gisela Rohde

Let’s look at the arresting architecture of Humboldt County, from Fernbridge to the Bank of Scotia, from the Orick Inn to Hoopa’s Takimildin village.

We’ll examine dozens of examples that excite the eye, some long gone, some still hanging on. Then you can add the county’s cultural features to your scrapbook of Humboldt’s scenic features, confirming that there’s more to see here than just the redwoods.

OPTION 1: Wed., Feb. 15

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Trinidad Library

OPTION 2: Sat., May 20

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $30

Class #: 27550: 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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Our WWII Home Front

With Ray Hillman

Learn what was going on along the Humboldt County coast during WWII: Japanese submarines, beach patrols, shipyards, Navy/Air Corps bases and more.

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

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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

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ISHI: The Last Yahi

With Michael Turek

In 1911, a Yahi Indian named Ishi walked out of the California wilderness and into our world. We will view the American Experience episode, “ISHI: The Last Yahi,” which blends photographs, archival film footage, recordings made by the anthropologist, Alfred Kroeber, of Ishi’s voice and commentary by authorities on Native American cultures.

This moving documentary is more than an indictment of “manifest destiny.” It is a story of survival and the resilience of the human spirit.

Day & Date: Wed., March 22

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Michael Turek has worked in Indian Country for over 30 years in Washington, Alaska and California. He most recently served as the tribal relations program manager at Six Rivers National Forest. He is a coauthor of American Indians and National Parks (University of Arizona Press).

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Sea Captains Bodega & Vancouver in the Pacific Northwest 1775-1794

With Patricia Fleschner

Two rival sea captains from Spain and England, both of whom visited Trinidad, met in 1792. What happened?

Juan Francisco Bodega y Quadra spent 10 days in Trinidad in 1775 on a voyage of discovery. Eighteen years later, George Vancouver landed in Trinidad on a mission charting the Pacific coast. There were common interests between the rivals. In 1792 the Spanish and English naval captains were assigned a precarious diplomatic mission over territorial claims at Nootka (on today’s Vancouver Island) by their governments. Their correspondence and journals during the Nootka meeting, and later when they met again in Monterey, shed light on how the cordial relationship between two men representing competing interests of two nations averted an international crisis.

Day & Date: Wed., Feb. 8

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

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

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Looking at Lentell’s Humboldt County

With Jerry & Gisela Rohde

In 1915 surveyor J. N. Lentell created a huge relief map of Humboldt County. One-hundred and two years later, we’ll use it to understand our local history and geography.

The toughened paper mache map was made for the Humboldt exhibit at the Panama Pacific exhibition held in San Francisco. It is now on the wall at the Clarke Museum, where we will study its rivers and ridges, fields and forests, roads and railroads. Come study the charms of cartography!

Day & Date: Sat., March 18

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Clarke Museum, Eureka

Jerry and Gisela Rohde: See biography under “Striking Structures of Humboldt County."

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Golden Rule boat on the bay

The Golden Rule Anti-Nuclear Protest Boat: 1958 to Present

With Helen Jaccard & Chuck DeWitt

The Golden Rule is a Humboldt County sea vessel dedicated to the anti-nuclear protest. Join us to learn about the rich history which began in the Marshall Islands in 1958 and recently included full restoration in Samoa and West Coast voyages.

This class will offer an extensive review of the threats presented by the nuclear industry and discuss possible solutions for organizations and individuals.

Day & Date: Wed., April 5-May 10

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Helen Jaccard is the project manager of the Veterans For Peace Golden Rule Project, and a member of Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the co-chair of the VFP Nuclear Abolition Working Group. She is a crew member of the Golden Rule.

Chuck DeWitt is a long-time Humboldt Bay resident, having served here with the U.S. Post Office for many years. He was one of the first people to learn that the Golden Rule was in Leroy Zerlang’s boat yard and was the restoration coordinator for six years. Chuck also gives talks about the Golden Rule for radio, television and newspapers and is responsible for sending out the monthly Status of the Golden Rule Report. He is a member of the Humboldt Bay Chapter of Veterans For Peace and is a veteran of the Vietnam War.

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The Armchair Traveler: Loafing Around the Lower Eel

With Jerry & Gisela Rohde

We’ll take an armchair tour of the towns and historic spots of the lower Eel River valley, from Alton and Grizzly Bluff down to its mouth.

From the mouth of the Van Duzen to the sea, the Eel River flows across a wide floodplain, an area filled with vanished towns and seldom-visited locales. We’ll hop in our OLLI armchairs and visit such history filled locations as Cannibal Island, Port Kenyon, and Williams Creek as we see sights as they were a hundred years ago.

Day & Date: Sat., April 8

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Jerry and Gisela Rohde: See biography under “Striking Structures of Humboldt County."

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Covering the Bald Hills

With Jerry & Gisela Rohde and Jim Wheeler

Join park interpreter Jim Wheeler and guidebook authors Jerry and Gisela Rohde for a van tour of historic ranches, spring wildflowers, and stunning scenery in the beautiful Bald Hills east of Orick.

We will visit the internationally famous sheep ranch of the Jonathan and Amelia Lyons family, study the northern Humboldt landscape from the Schoolhouse Peak fire lookout, and be on the lookout for lupines, delphiniums, trilliums, and a host of other wildflowers. We might even see a black bear or a fisher (as we have done on past trips).

Day & Date: Sat., May 13

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Jerry and Gisela Rohde: See biography under “Striking Structures of Humboldt County."

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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Victorian Architecture: Humboldt County’s Treasure Trove

With Raymond Hillman

Sharpen your awareness of the vast architectural legacy of the Humboldt Bay region and Eel River Valley. The first session will concentrate on how California was influenced by the Victorian era and lifestyles and how to identify major architectural styles of the time. Session two will involve a field trip to see significant streetscapes and residential and commercial buildings in Arcata and Eureka. Most of the structures studied will be viewed from the exterior; however, a few will be tours at seldom-visited interiors.

Learn more about this architectural treasure-trove during this two-day class and never look at an old building the same way again!

Day/Date/Time: Thurs., April 13 & 20, 6:30-9 p.m. and Sat., April 29, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, field trip

Raymond Hillman: See biography under “Our WWII Home Front."

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History Repeats Itself: Lessons from the American 1920s

With Don Murphy

The 1920s signaled the arrival of modernity in the American economy, society and culture. This class will explore different aspects of what contemporary observers called the “New Era” or “Jazz Age.”

Fascinating similarities between 1920s America and the present will be revealed through issues like immigration restriction, banning the teaching of evolution, the rise of a radical right in the shape of the Ku Klux Klan, the African American “Great Migration,” and the extremely divisive decade-long conflict over enforcement of national prohibition.

Participants will have the opportunity to become involved through class discussion and optional reports focused on topics of the 1920s in Humboldt County, the state of California or the nation.

Day & Date: Tues., March 21-April 18

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

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Don Murphy has taught 20th century U.S. history for many years at Chico State, Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods. In 1984 Don participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar covering the 1920s.

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You're invited to an OLLI Chautauqua:
Highlights of Humboldt History

A free, one-hour local history program at a location near you!

Join OLLI instructors Jerry and Gisela Rohde as they revive the famous Chautauqua traveling lecture and entertainment programs that covered the country a century ago.

LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Michael Fields

Help Dell’Arte Create the “State of Jefferson”

With Michael Fields

Dell’Arte is creating a new play that will be based on “The State of Jefferson.” Using story circles and interactive work with Dell’Arte artists, participants will lend their perspective to the creation of this new theatre work that will premier at the 2017 Mad River Festival.

Dell’Arte is a pioneer in creating what is called “theatre of place.” This is theatre by, for, with and about this community in the place we call home.

The State of Jefferson nearly came to be a reality in 1941 and still exists as a state of mind. Someone suggested it be called the State of Garbo, as the central sentiment was “I want to be alone.” And the main question remains: “How do we live alone and together in a community?” What unites us?

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Michael Fields is a founding member and producing artistic director of the Dell’Arte Company. He has co-authored and performed in over 25 Dell’Arte productions.

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The Lore & Lure of Language

With Barry Evans

Language has been called “the hardest problem in science.” When, where and how it arose and evolved into today’s 7,000-odd languages is the topic of endless speculation and argument. In this overview, we’ll discuss a broad range of language-related topics, including when language began, and how it affected human evolution; whether our ability to speak is innate (Chomsky’s “Universal Language”) or, like fire, a cultural invention; ongoing attempts to trace all tongues back to a single “Ur-language”; how English fits into the Indo-European language family; what the invention of writing meant for spoken language; and whether animals use language.

Day & Date: Wed., March 8

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Barry Evans’ travel photos are regularly on display at local coffee shops and bars. He writes the “Field Notes” column for the North Coast Journal.

The following 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., Jan. 26-March 2

Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Fee: $130

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

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).

Day & Date: Wed., March 8-April 5

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $140

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Eleonora Gire: See biography under "Beginning Italian."

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Japanese Language 101

With Mie Matsumoto

This course invites students to learn introductory Japanese language and culture with an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking skills.  It covers selected topics of everyday life and introduces Japanese culture.

Relevant materials will be handed out in the class.  

Knowledge of hirigana/katakana is not required for this class. The Japanese writing system will be introduced.

Day & Date: Wed., Feb. 1-22

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Fee: $85

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Location: HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 115

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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French for Beginners

With Laurissa Wieler

Learn one of the world's most beautiful languages, and open doors to new experiences while traveling. Students will practice speaking and writing while learning useful vocabulary and simple grammar. Topics will include pronouns, articles, regular verbs, and noun-adjective agreement.

Textbook: Living French, a Grammar-Based Course, by T.W. Knight, revised by Jean-Claude Arragon (7th edition).

Day & Date: Wed., March 15-April 19

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Fee: $110

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Laurissa Wieler is a Canadian who fell in love with the French language as a teenager and went on to complete a degree in French language and literature at Laval University, Quebec City. She then taught French immersion, drama, and English for 18 years in Vancouver, B.C.

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TRAVEL

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 seeing the sights of the U.S. by rail travel?

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., Feb. 16

Time: 3-5:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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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Map of Italy

Bellissimo Piedmonte

With Carolyn Lehman

Through photos, conversation and handouts, this class will provide what you need to start planning your next great Italian adventure. Italy’s rural Piedmont region is an ideal playground for active travelers. You can cycle through the rolling wine region, hike and ski in the Alps, drive or take the train to visit small cities and towns where you will experience Italian life free of the tourist crush.

This is Italy without the museums and cathedrals but with world famous wines, exquisite food, gorgeous scenery, welcoming people -- and room to breathe.

Day & Date: Tues., Feb. 21

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Carolyn Lehman leads active travel workshops for OLLI. With her husband Peter she canoed across the Arctic, hiked extensively in North America, and is now exploring Europe by foot, train, car and bike.

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Beyond Tours: Freewheeling, Independent Travel

With Barry Evans & Louisa Rogers

You may remember traveling easily and effortlessly in your youth. Maybe you stayed in hostels or perhaps hitchhiked through Europe. But that was a more innocent time, when you and the world were younger. Now we are in a darker, post-9/11 era, and travel is more difficult and dangerous, right?

Wrong! Today’s travel can be even freer, lighter and more open than ever. Thanks to the internet, social networking and the breakdown of barriers, you can know much more about a country and -- if you choose -- connect with potential friends online before you meet them.

Day & Date: Thurs., March 2 & 9

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Barry Evans’ travel photos are regularly on display at local coffee shops and bars. He writes the “Field Notes” column for the North Coast Journal.

Louisa Rogers is an international traveler, writer, facilitator and cook who leads workshops for people ages 8 to 108.

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The Robertsons

Discovering European River Cruising

With Randy & Edith Robertson

Discover the ease and beauty of European river cruising. If you have considered or are considering a European river cruise this is the course for you! From booking, to departure, cruising, touring, and pre- and post-cruise extensions, we are here to answer your questions and share our passion for European river cruising.

Day & Date: Sat., April 8

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Randy and Edith Robertson have traveled on Viking River Cruises to Germany, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Spain.

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Destination Damanhur: Unesco World Heritage Site

With Cyndy & Peter Jain

Have you ever imagined a place on earth where people live, play and work together to create a sustainable community? A place where everyone can thrive with one another and with nature, where people don’t guard their accomplishments only for themselves but share generously with the world in the knowledge that everyone’s success is entirely bound up together?

Although you may have to suspend your disbelief and pretend you are entering another planet, this place does exist. And its name is Damanhur!

The Federation of Damanhur is a magical community, ecovillage, and spiritual metropolis nestled in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. It’s perhaps best known for its “Temples of Humankind” -- a Unesco Word Heritage Site of underground art, labyrinths and temples created entirely by hand.

Day & Date: Sat., March 25

Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: HSU Campus, SCIB 135

Cyndy & Peter Jain, two local teachers, first heard of Damanhur nearly 10 years ago. Since then, they’ve been repeatedly intrigued by this sustainable community that pushes the boundaries of what we can imagine and accomplish together. In the summer of 2016, they spent nearly two weeks immersed in this community as part of their New Life Amine program.

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Two Sides of East Africa: The Tour Without the Airfare

With Rollie Lamberson & Rick Vrem

Join us as we explore the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and the exotic island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. We will share our safari experience observing the Great Wildebeest Migration and the tranquil spice island of Zanzibar.

Take this class to prepare for a future trip to East Africa or simply enjoy a tour of these amazing places without the airfare.

Day & Date: Tues., April 11

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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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Exploring the Eastern High Sierra of California

With Peter Lehman

This course will provide information and inspiration to people wanting to day hike and backpack in California’s beautiful eastern high Sierra mountains. Learn about necessary equipment, food, access points and logistics, possible routes and their difficulty, and best times to go. We will cover the area from Horseshoe Meadows in the south to Yosemite in the north, all approached from the east where the high country is easily accessible.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Peter Lehman is founding director of the Schatz Energy Research Center and Emeritus Professor of Environmental Resources Engineering at HSU. He is an avid wilderness traveler and mountaineer. Together with his wife Carolyn, he has backpacked and canoed extensively in the western U.S., Canada, and Alaska. He is especially fond of the eastern high Sierra of California where he has hiked and climbed for over 40 years.

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Conversations on Transportation

We want to keep OLLI classes accessible.

OLLI is offering information about transportation options and a brief survey, to provide a forum for members to voice comments, questions and concerns about their challenges of getting to and from OLLI venues around the county.

The survey is open to all OLLI members. You may also request a printed copy from the OLLI office. Call 826-5880.

Please note: Members who register for class # 27536 ($10) in order to be eligible to purchase a Jack Pass ($60), must take this survey.

Take a Ride on the Wild Side!

With Sara Simon

Have you always wanted to learn more about Humboldt Public Transportation? Do you avoid taking classes on campus due to parking stress? Then this is the class for you!

In this class you will get to experience public transportation by riding the bus from the Eureka Waterfront to Humboldt State University. Once on campus, we will take a short walk to tour the Wildlife Museum and learn about the more than 15,000 bird and mammal specimens on display before heading back to Eureka.

Hop aboard and take a ride on the wild side!

Note: This class has moderate walking involved with slight elevation change.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Sara Simon is the intern for OLLI at HSU. She has an interest in the transportation struggles OLLI members face and has been researching different transportation options in Humboldt County. Sara will graduate in May 2017 with a B.A. focusing on Inclusive Recreation.

TECHNOLOGY

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Android: The Basics

With Pam Holten

This class is for the student who wants to learn about or review basic functions of their Android smartphone or tablet. The topics covered are getting familiar with the external features of your smartphone (hard buttons), how to use the touchscreen, make calls and understand phone settings, how to use text messaging, manage contacts, utilize the notification panel, navigate between screens, and understand symbols.

Day & Date: Thurs. & Fri., Feb. 9 & 10

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Pam Holten is a HSU graduate and Spanish teacher. She has been a partner in local businesses since 1970. Although her strength lies in the humanities, she has been captivated by the allure of the positive uses of modern technology. She offers web consulting (Color Your Passion Web Consulting) and smart phone assistance (Smartphones for Seniors).

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Android: Let’s Learn More

With Pam Holten

The student who enrolls in this class needs to be competent in using the functions covered in Android Basics class. Topics covered in this class are: taking and sharing/transferring photos and videos, streaming and uploading music, getting and managing applications (apps), using Google (navigation, Gmail, search, apps), setting up e-mail, and managing common settings.

Day & Date: Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 14 & 16

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Pam Holten: See biography under “Android: The Basics,” above.

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Android: Going Further

With Pam Holten

The student who enrolls in this class needs to be competent in using the functions that are covered in the Android Basics class. In this class, we’ll discuss how to install widgets, security concerns, using the Swype keyboard, how to print, ways to personalize your phone, how to do a factory reset and we’ll also dive deeper into the settings menu.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Pam Holten: See biography under “Android: The Basics,” above.

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Introduction to iPad Basics

With Annie Reid

In this basic course, you will learn to navigate your iPad icons, gestures, ports and buttons. You will be introduced to custom settings and keyboard functions. The instructor will lead you through the steps necessary to connect to the Internet, save and organize web bookmarks and explore apps including Calendar, iBooks, Photos, Alarms, Notes, Reminders and Camera and others. The skills you will learn are also transferable to most iPods and iPhones.

Day & Date: Thurs., Feb. 23-March 9

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Annie Reid is a designer, illustrator, printmaker and painter. Her artwork has been reproduced nationally and internationally. Through teaching, Reid has shared her enthusiasm for digital media with others for over 20 years.

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The following courses are offered through Extended Education.

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

The Essentials of Digital Photography

With Leon Villagomez

Learn the basics of photography. Get tips to help you understand your camera’s functions and how to create creative and quality images. It doesn’t matter if you have already started playing with photography or if it’s the first time you have ever used a DSLR camera -- this workshop will give you a solid foundation for improving your photography.

Bring a camera with a standard or prime lens.

Day & Date: Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 7 & 9

Time: 3-6 p.m.

Fee: $150

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Location: HSU Campus: Library Fishbowl (LIB 209)

Leon Villagomez is a professional wedding and commercial photographer. His work is minimalistic and incorporates natural geometric shapes while capturing the emotions of his subjects.

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Advanced Adobe Photoshop®

With Hal Work

A “beyond-the-basics” opportunity to learn the techniques that maximize the professional potential of Photoshop CC. Explore advanced image and color adjustments, retouch and repair techniques, channel features and advanced compositing. Manipulate your images on layers using tonality and color control. Gain an understanding of color management, ICC profiles and print consistency. Learn to process RAW files effectively to greatly enhance an image.

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

Day & Date: Sat., Feb. 25

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $125

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Location: HSU Campus: Gist Hall 215

Hal Work is an award-winning digital artist and photographer. He has been the manager and instructor of the Eureka Photoshop User Group for 14 years. Prior to that, he worked in Silicon Valley for over 30 years at computer companies ranging from Cromemco microcomputers to Hewlett-Packard.

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Microsoft Excel Basics

With Joan Dvorak

Learn the basic tasks of Excel: worksheet layout and design; calculating with formulas and functions; creating charts that summarize and explain your information; and saving and printing worksheets and workbooks. Create, name, and save workbooks; design worksheets that utilize relative and absolute formulas and insert functions such as Sum, Average, Max, Min and Count. Compare how chart types communicate different interpretations of data and use sorting, filtering and tables in Excel.

Come learn the basics or expand your knowledge with new tips and techniques.

Day & Date: Wed., Feb. 8-March 8 (no class Feb. 22)

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Fee: $75

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Location: Humboldt County Office of Education,
Main Building, Madrone Room
901 Myrtle Ave., Eureka

Joan Dvorak has taught classes in Excel for more than 14 years. At Fortuna High School, Joan has helped teachers and students utilize Microsoft Office programs for over 20 years.

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Intermediate Excel

With Joan Dvorak

Go beyond the basics and explore powerful tools available in Microsoft Excel. Evaluate worksheet design; use features such as conditional formatting and file templates; practice options such as text to columns and remove duplicates to manipulate data; utilize Excel analysis tools such as Autofilter, PivotTables, and advanced formulas and functions. Analyze data lists by applying sorting, filtering and subtotals. As time permits, we will also discuss formulas and functions such as If, Countlf, SumIf, Vlookup, what-if analysis and data validation.

Day & Date: Mon., March 20-April 10

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Fee: $75

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Location: Humboldt County Office of Education, Main Building, Madrone Room, 901 Myrtle Ave., Eureka

Joan Dvorak: See biography under “Microsoft Excel,” above.

ART

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North Coast Artist Showcase

With Amy Uyeki

North Coast Artist Showcase is back for a sixth year of celebrating the wealth of art and artists Humboldt County has to offer. This spring, we will be featuring artwork and discussion by artists who work in an array of styles and mediums, with philosophies and approach to artmaking equally as distinct.

These six artists will share what inspires and motivates them. What becomes subject matter? Why do they work in the medium they do, and what is the process of creating their art? One artist will be showcased each week, with an opportunity for class participants to understand how each artist has developed their unique style.

Artists include:

  • Lori Goodman, fiber and paper sculptor

  • Carol Andersen, painter/printmaker

  • Richard Duning, painter

  • Ellen Land-Weber, photographer

  • Karen Sullivan, works on paper

  • Rachel Schlueter, painter

Day & Date: Tues., April 4-May 9

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Showcase coordinator Amy Uyeki is a visual artist who has worked in the North Coast area for over 30 years. She has worked in art museum education, taught art in the public schools, served on the board for local arts organizations, and is a member of an artists’ collective. She has received local and international recognition for her artwork. Recently, she has been working in animation and documentary filmmaking.

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The Art & Science of Drawing: Basic Skills

With Brent Eviston

Drawing is not a talent, it’s a skill anyone can learn! This 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 anything you want quickly and comfortably.

Day & Date: Thurs., Feb. 2-16

Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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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The Art & Science of Drawing: Form & Space

With Brent Eviston

This class goes beyond the basics and will teach you the secrets to drawing any form no matter how complex. 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 or painting.

Day & Date: Thurs., March 9-April 6

Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Brent Eviston: See biography under “The Art & Science of Drawing: Basic Skills,” above.

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The Art & Science of Drawing: Light & Shadow

With Brent Eviston

Bring dramatic light and shadow to your drawings and paintings. You’ll learn various shading tools and techniques that make the shading process accessible and fun. You’ll explore different ways of drawing including using white pencil on dark paper.

Day & Date: Thurs., April 13-May 11

Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Evolution Academy for the Arts

Brent Eviston: See biography under “The Art & Science of Drawing: Basic Skills,” above.

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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.

Day & Date: Tues., April 4

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

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Arcata, TBD

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.

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Stamps & Stencils for Surface Designs

With Sandra Vrem

We will make stamps and stencils to add design elements to our art papers. We will then discuss how these papers can be used to create eye-catching cards, collages, boxes and other items. Many decorated papers are also used in book arts.

Day & Date: Tues., April 11

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

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Arcata, TBD

Sandra Vrem: See biography under “Paper Arts: Eye-Catching Surface Designs on Paper,” above.

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Book Arts: The Buttonhole Stitch Book

With Michele Olsen

Embroiderers use the buttonhole stitch to decorate fabric; book artists use it to attach pages to the book spine. The technique results in a open spine structure that reveals individual sections and provides many creative possibilities for the paper artist and book designer. We will explore variations of the structure -- beginning to more advanced. All levels welcome.

Day & Date: Tues., March 28 & Thurs., March 30

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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


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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., Feb. 28 & Wed., March 1

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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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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.

Choose one option held from 10 a.m.-noon at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center:

OPTION 1 Sat., Feb. 4

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 2 Sat., April 1

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Jen Morey is the first (and currently 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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Zentangle: Beyond the Basics

With Jennifer Morey

"Beyond the Basics" will build on the techniques learned in the Introduction to Zentangle class, which is a prerequisite for this class. Students will learn more techniques to enhance their Zentangle drawings, such as shading, sparkles, auras, and more. New tangle patterns will be introduced and practiced on Zentangle official tiles. Additions to the mini-kit received in the Introduction class are included. (Please bring your mini-kit with you to class.) Students will take home one finished tile and the supplies to create more.

Choose one option held 10 a.m.-noon at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center:

OPTION 1 Sat., March 4

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 2 Sat., May 6

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Jennifer Morey: See biography under “Introduction to Zentangle,” above.

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Vincent Van Gogh in France

With Ron Johnson

Gain a deeper understanding of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings from Impressionism to Expressionism during his years in France, 1886-1890. Van Gogh developed a new personal approach to painting, expressing himself particularly through color and vivid brushwork.

Day & Date: Tues., Jan. 31-Feb. 28

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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

FILM

Lust for Life: Film Screening & Discussion

With Michael Cooley

The last years of Vincent Van Gogh’s life are brilliantly brought to the screen in Lust for Life, a 1956 movie by Vincente Minnelli. The principle characters and locations are vividly and accurately portrayed in this spectacularly colorful, Cinemascope rendition. Kirk Douglas as Vincent, and Anthony Quinn as Gauguin are both powerful and perfect. This was Quinn’s second Academy Award win. Based on the 1934 novel by Irving Stone. Color. 122 minutes.

Day & Date: Mon., Feb. 20

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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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The Life & Films of Nicholas Ray

With Philip Wright

French film critics in the late 1940s first espoused the theory that the director is the “author” of his movies, with a personal signature visible from film to film. Among the directors they identified as representing this “auteur theory” were John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles. Often mentioned among these Hollywood heavyweights was a director whose name and films mostly remain obscure to this day. His name is Nicholas Ray and he was an important influence on the French New Wave, as well as many other directors.

In this class we will screen seven films directed by Ray and discuss why his life and work are still, perhaps increasingly, considered significant. Films include They Live by Night, Bigger Than Life, In a Lonely Place and Johnny Guitar.

Day & Date: Tues., March 21-May 2

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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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Swept Away: Film Screen & Discussion

With Michael Cooley

Swept Away pits the beautiful wife of an Italian industrialist and a chauvinist communist deckhand against one another on a deserted island. Both comedy and drama ensue.

One-time Fellini protege, director Lina Wertmüller burst onto the international scene in the 1970s, becoming the first woman to be nominated for Best Director at the Academy Award (Seven Beauties, 1975). Swept Away stars Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato. Color. 1974. 114 minutes.

Day & Date: Mon., May 8

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Michael Cooley: See biography under “Lust for Life: Film Screening & Discussion."

MUSIC

Introduction to Music Theory: Scales, Key Signatures & Intervals

With Cindy Moyer

Learn and apply the basics of music theory -- scales, key signatures, and intervals -- on the piano, through singing, written exercises, and analysis of musical compositions.

Class will be held in the HSU Music Department piano lab, so all participants will be able to have hands-on experience with the course information.

Participants need some minimal comfort with reading music in order to be ready for this class.

Day & Date: Mon., Feb. 6-27

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: HSU Campus: MUS B, room 207 (the piano lab)

Cindy Moyer is the Humboldt State University music department chair. She is on sabbatical in Spring 2017. She teaches violin and viola lessons to HSU and pre-college students as well as college-level music theory courses.

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The Remarkable Story and Songs of Peter, Paul & Mary

With Laura Hennings

With passionate three-part harmony, Peter, Paul and Mary performed songs supporting the voice of political activists in the peace movement and other causes. Explore the history of the most popular folk group of the ’60s and discuss their most influential songs.

This class provides an ideal prelude to their March 12 performance at HSU, sponsored by OLLI (members receive 20% discount on tickets).

Day & Date: Wed., March 1 & 8

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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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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., Feb. 27-March 20

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Sunnybrae Performing Arts Center for Education (S.P.A.C.E.), Arcata

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 Sunnybrae Performing Arts Center for Education.

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

Day & Date: Wed., March 1-22

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Sunnybrae Performing Arts Center for Education (S.P.A.C.E.), Arcata

Carol Ryder: See biography under “Just Sing,” above.


Just Sing: Part 3

With Carol Ryder

Continue the work you started in "Just Sing 1" and/or "Just Sing 2" in this class. We will keep working with breathing, vowels, range development and confidence. In addition to singing in the group setting, there will be more solo and duet opportunities.

"Just Sing 1" and "Just Sing 2" are not prerequisites; you only need the desire to sing and make music together.

Day & Date: Mon., April 3-24

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Sunnybrae Performing Arts Center for Education (S.P.A.C.E.), Arcata

Carol Ryder: See biography under "Just Sing," above.

LITERATURE

Shakespeare Festival: The Odyssey

With James D. Johnson

Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey will be presented at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017. This class will first provide some historical, cultural, and literary background for Homer’s poem, then examine the themes, characters, and other aspects of the epic as presented in Robert Fitzgerald’s translation, and finally look at the choices and changes Zimmerman made in converting the genre of this work from epic poem to a play for the stage.

This course will cover both versions of this work for general interest or in preparation for attending the OSF production.

Day & Date: Wed., May 24

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Class #: 27580: REGISTER ONLINE

Location: Trinidad Library

James D. Johnson is a Professor Emeritus in English at HSU, where he taught for 39 years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana, with specialization in medieval English language and literature.

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Homer’s Iliad: The Bravest Story Ever Told

With Barry Evans

For Homer’s rapt audience in the 7th century BC, Bronze Age Troy was nearly as remote for them as it is for us reading the Iliad today. Yet, for readers throughout the ages, the story is a timeless celebration of honor, justice, friendship, revenge, the limits of free will -- in a word, Life.

If you’re already familiar with Homer, you’ll discover new ways of looking at the epic. If not, you may -- like John Keats on his first reading -- liken the experience to discovering a new planet. The wrath of Achilles awaits you!

Day & Date: Wed., April 5

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Barry Evans: See biography under “Beyond Tours: Freewheeling, Independent Travel."

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Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV, Parts I and II

With James D. Johnson

Shakespeare is credited with ten history plays, more than a quarter of his works. Scholars call the group of his four best historical plays “The Henriad” because they follow the story of the fall of the deposed King Richard II, the troubled reign of the guilt-ridden usurper King Henry IV, and the ascent of his seemingly dissolute son Prince Hal to the redeeming King Henry V. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival began performances of these plays in 2016 with Richard II and continues in 2017 with Henry IV, Parts I and II, with Henry V to come in 2018. This class will present an analysis and discussion of Henry IV, Parts I and II suitable for both the general reader and those planning to attend the performances in Ashland.

Day & Date: Wed., May 10

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Trinidad Library

James D. Johnson: See biography under “Shakespeare Festival: The Odyssey."


POETRY

Sufi Poets: Passionate Playfulness

With Molly Cate

For 500 years (750-1250 CE) the Sufi poets of the Middle East sang, wept and laughed out their love of God in poetry that sounds utterly contemporary to our ears. From the great woman poet Rabiah in the 700s to the better-known men of the 12th and 13th centuries (Rumi, Hafiz), Sufis throughout the Islamic world sang of honoring all faith traditions and the light of love that unites us all. This rich tradition continues to inspire; Rumi remains the bestselling poet in America. Find out why.

Day & Date: Tues., Feb. 14-28

Time: 10-noon

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Molly Cate: See biography under “Images of Araby."

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More Fine Art of Reading Poetry Out Loud

With Laura Hennings

Poetry is meant to be heard out loud! Learn specific techniques in oral poetry reading that can bring to life the chosen original or favorite poem and hear recordings of famous poets reading their work. The art of interpreting and presenting poetry to an audience can be both exciting and inspirational!

Bring a cherished poem, an original piece, or one well-worn from many silent readings, to share with fellow poetry lovers.

This class expands upon the one-session class previously offered, and welcomes all returning and new students in a supportive and relaxing atmosphere!

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Laura Hennings: See biography under “The Remarkable Story and Songs of Peter, Paul and Mary."

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Bob Dylan album

Bob Dylan: Folk Singer to Nobel Prize Winner

With Kimberley Pittman-Schulz

When Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, the literary world went wild arguing for and against the choice. This class will explore Bob Dylan’s songs and engage participants in a lively discussion about how lyrics can be literature. We’ll listen to some of Dylan’s songs and read his lyrics out loud. We’ll delve into Dylan’s impact on culture while asking the questions: What makes a great poem and great literature? How does music affect meaning? Why did the Nobel Prize committee select Bob Dylan?

Day & Date: Tues., April 11

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Kimberley Pittman-Schulz is a poet and creative nonfiction writer whose work appears in publications as diverse as the national magazine The Sun and the North Coast Journal. She’s the recipient of several literary awards, and her poetry book, Mosslight, won the 2011 FutureCycle Press National Poetry Award. Her day job is serving as Humboldt State University executive director of philanthropy, helping donors make a meaningful impact in the lives of students, the campus, and the community.

WRITING

Writing As A Spiritual Journey

With Bonnie Shand

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

This is not a class for people new to writing, but for individuals who have taken at least one writing course or who possess an understanding of the basics of creative writing and what it takes to breathe life into words on a page.

Students who have previously taken this class are welcome to return and continue working on the project they began or to start another.

The instructor offers a safe place for you to expand and deepen your writing practice, share your work and receive feedback from others on the journey.

Day & Date: Tues., Jan. 31-March 7

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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

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The Dawning Tree: Bringing Your Story to Light

With Joseph Lerner

Write a short story from start to finish in five weeks, using prompts, exercises, and other literary tools to guide the creation of a memorable work of fiction.

Throughout the course, we’ll discuss elements of craft such as character, plot, dialogue, and voice. We’ll review the short stories of leading contemporary writers, as well as learn how to critique each other’s work.

Students will gain greater confidence and hone their writing skills through in-class assignments and professional feedback. By the end of the course, besides completing a short story, we’ll explore online writers’ resources to learn how to better promote and publish our work.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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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Advanced Memoir: Writing Your Life Story

With Sharon Ferrett

So you have a notebook full of memories, pictures, and sketches of life events. You’ve been writing stories. And now you’re ready for the next level. Take this course to develop your characters, create form and structure, develop setting, voice, point of view and work on dialogue.

This class is designed for the serious memoir writer who wants to complete a project. This is an intense writing class. Each session you will write, read stories and gain feedback from the class. We will also read sample published memoirs and talk about why they are effective.

Course requirements: This class is for students who have had a beginning memoir class, have sample stories and are working toward a polished manuscript. Limited to 12 students.

Day & Date: Thurs., April 6

Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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.

HEALTH

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Ballet for Adults

With Nancy Call

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

Choose one or more options held at Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education (S.P.A.C.E.):

OPTION 1: Thurs., Feb. 2-23

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 2: Thurs., March 2-23

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 2A: Mon., March 6-27 [NEW SESSION ADDED!]

Time: 12:30-2 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 3: Thurs., March 30-April 20

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 3A: Mon., April 3-24 [NEW SESSION ADDED!]

Time: 12:30-2 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 4: Thurs., April 27-May 18

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 4A: Mon., May 1-22 [NEW SESSION ADDED!]

Time: 12:30-2 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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

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Tai Chi Made EZ

With Perry Lincoln

Learn a short version of Tai Chi made up of simple, smooth, circular movements designed to stretch, limber, tone and strengthen the body. Tai Chi is excellent exercise for those interested in improving balance.

OPTION 1

Day & Date: Mon., Feb. 6-March 13

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 2

Day & Date: Mon., March 20-April 17

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Arcata Lutheran Church, 151 16th St.

This semester, our longtime Tai Chi instructor, Glenda Hesseltine, is unavailable to offer classes. OLLI at HSU is pleased to welcome our new Tai Chi instructor Perry Lincoln. He is a local Tai Chi practitioner who utilizes Tai Chi and Qigong to bring healing to our communities. He will offer a short 10 movement yang style form of Tai Chi and incorporate Quigong movements designed to stretch and tone the body.

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Audiology & Hearing Aids: An Overview (including Q&As)

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., April 7

Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. [NOTE: The time has changed since publication of catalog.]

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Julie Kelly, AuD, 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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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., March 15-April 19

Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Sunnybrae Performing Arts Center for Education (S.P.A.C.E.), Arcata

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

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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 Mon., Feb. 6-27 (no class Feb. 20)

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 2 Mon., March 6-27 (no class March 13)

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 3 Mon., April 3-24 (no class April 17)

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 4 Mon., May 8-22

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OLLI MEMBERS ONLY: COMPLETE SERIES

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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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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).

Choose one option held from noon-3 p.m. at UpRight Movement 901 O St., Suite B, Arcata:

OPTION 1 Sat., Feb. 4 & Sun., Feb. 5

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 2 Sat., April 1 & Sun., April 2

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Corey Jung has been involved in the field of human performance since his youth, being active in the outdoors to strength training for high school sports, and 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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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.

Choose one option held from noon-3 p.m. at UpRight Movement 901 O St., Suite B, Arcata:

OPTION 1 Sat., March 4 & Sun., March 5

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

OPTION 2 Sat., May 6 & Sun., May 7

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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? Learn why simply eating less and exercising more is NOT the recommended avenue to lasting weight loss and metabolic health.

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

Day & Date: Tues., March 7

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

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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. Carlisle has taught courses in sociology, women’s studies, leadership, life-skills and massage over the last 30 years. She maintains a health coaching private practice emphasizing healing the relationship with food.

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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.

Day & Date: Tues., April 11-May 9

Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Carlisle Douglas: See biography under “A Food Plan for Metabolic Health."

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Making the Transition to a Low or No-Meat Diet

With Louisa Rogers

Learn simple techniques to reduce or eliminate meat from your diet. This class is for people interested in reducing or eliminating meat from their diet, but don’t know how to start. We’ll discuss healthy alternatives to meat (no, you’re not doomed to a diet of soybeans!), and simple ways to create filling, delicious and healthy meat-free dishes. We’ll also explore why cutting back on meat is one of the best ways to help your weight, your wallet, and the world. Soup, stew and stir-fry recipes and resources will be included.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Louisa Rogers stopped eating meat in 1979 and has never regretted it, though she still loves the smell of bacon.

CULINARY

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Wines of New Zealand

With Pam Long

New Zealand is best known for its mouth-watering sauvignon blanc and has garnered a reputation for producing some of the most stunning pinot noirs on the planet. This presentation will be richly supplemented with images and anecdotes from the instructor’s recent travels to New Zealand’s wine regions, along with a formal, guided wine tasting.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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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The following courses are offered through Extended Education.

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

Winemaking 101

With Wil Franklin

Explore three key themes: understanding the basic craft of winemaking at the scale of home winemaker and small commercial producers; mastering the art of producing wines of balance and complexity, and gaining hands on experience in a commercial winery. This is an intensive one-day course spent at a local winery learning in a hands-on environment. Lunch and a local wine tasting will be provided.

This class is part of From Vine to Table Wine Certificate Program. See humboldt.edu/extended/winecert
for more information.

Day & Date: Sat., Feb. 25

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

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Location: Fieldbrook Winery, Fieldbrook

Wil Franklin received his B.S. and M.A. at HSU in botany and mycology. He taught botany and biology at Bryn Mawr College in Penn., while also working in wine imports and retailing. Wil is the winemaker and vineyard manager for Trinity River Vineyards and Stargazer Barn in Humboldt County.

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Marketing Wine in Humboldt County (& Beyond)

With Elizabeth Hans McCrone

Want to make money while working in wine? Explore the marketing possibilities in a one day course that delves into creating a successful brand, building a loyal customer base, selling direct to consumer and branching out beyond the Redwood Curtain with regional products.

Class activities include presentations from world-class wine professionals, local winemakers, wine buyers and retailers, and a field trip to one of Humboldt County’s most beautiful vineyards. Wine tasting and lunch are included.

This class is part of From Vine to Table Wine Certificate Program. See humboldt.edu/extended/winecert
for more information.

Day & Date: Sat., March 25

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

Fee: $150

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Location: 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 Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communications as adjunct faculty for 17 years.

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Wine Sensory Evaluation & Service

With Pam Long

Develop your palate and increase your knowledge about wines of the world. This course is designed to jump start and refine your wine tasting evaluation skills. For those who work in food and beverage or are considering a wine industry career, this course focuses on customer service engagement, professional wine service, comprehending a wine label, and learning how to become a smarter wine buyer.

The course includes a digital presentation and lecture, several guided wine tasting flights, lunch and a field trip.

This class is part of From Vine to Table Wine Certificate Program. See humboldt.edu/extended/winecert
for more information.

Day & Date: Sat., April 29

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

Fee: $175

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Pam Long: See biography under “Wines of New Zealand,” above.

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Viticulture 101

With Wil Franklin

Explore growing wine grapes in Humboldt County’s unique and diverse “terroir.” Topics include selecting grape variety, growing seasons, soil preparation, pest and mold management, along with a field trip to a vineyard for hands-on practice. Lunch and a local wine tasting highlighting local terroir will be provided.

This class is part of From Vine to Table Wine Certificate Program. See humboldt.edu/extended/winecert
for more information.

Day & Date: Sat., May 20

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

Fee: $150

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Wil Franklin: See biography under “Winemaking 101,” above.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

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., March 15-April 19

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: McKinleyville Senior 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 is a 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 blocks to represent troops and leaders, and “Command Cards,” which add a replay-ability to the game because the cards govern troop movement.

Day & Date: Mon., Feb. 6-March 20 (no class March 13)

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

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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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? 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.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Julie Eccles-Benson is a professional actor and theatre educator. She has worked as an actor for American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the California Shakespeare Theatre, and the 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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Ballroom Dance

With Deborah Weist

Have you always wanted to learn the basics of ballroom dancing? Join us to experience the classic waltz and the elegant American foxtrot in an fun and supportive environment.

Partners are encouraged, but not required.

Day & Date: Tues. & Fri., March 7-24

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Sunnybrae Performing Arts Center for Education (S.P.A.C.E.), Arcata

Debbie Weist, owner and instructor for Dance with Debbie, supports and promotes ballroom, Latin, and swing dance through group and private lessons and partnerships with local organizations. These partnerships include choreographing and teaching dances for the Redwood Coast Music Festival, local theater productions, weddings and more. Dancing is an excellent way to meet new friends, get in shape, and have fun at the same time. More information at www.dancewithdebbie.biz.

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Sailing Basics on Humboldt Bay

With Robert Baker

Get out sailing! Join our experienced instructors on a comfortable and stable Coronado 15-foot sailboat for a cruise around Humboldt Bay. Gain hands-on experience and knowledge about the fundamentals of sailing, or just sit back and relax while enjoying the sites of the Bay, its wildlife-filled saltmarshes, and the Eureka waterfront.

Day & Date: Fri., March 3

Time: 1-4:30 p.m.

Fee: OLLI Members $55

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Rob Baker began his sailing career on Humboldt Bay 40 years ago, and he has since sailed professionally in many different parts of the world. He’s praised by his students for his calm, methodical approach to instruction, encyclopedic knowledge of sailing, and sense of humor.

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Introduction to Sea Kayaking

With 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 CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

OLLI MEMBERS ONLY: Sea Kayaking Complete Series

THIS SERIES HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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.

MIND & HEART

Create the Life You Want

With Natalie Reid

Quantum physics, the subconscious mind and YOU. You can change anything in your life!

In this workshop you will learn how to create the kind of life you want, how to make changes, how to drop what doesn’t work for you and how to have what you do want. The best part is you don’t have to understand quantum physics to make it work for you! Class includes step-by-step instruction and meditations to follow so you can create and have what you truly want!

Day & Date: Wed., Feb. 1-22

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Natalie Reid has a Ph.D. in psychology and 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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Rita Carole

With Rita Carole

It is often easier to brainstorm solutions to other people’s problems than our own. Participants will identify difficult life challenges and offer ideas to help resolve those issues based on their own experiences, resources and knowledge base.

By utilizing small and large group participation, challenges in all areas of life including mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial health will be identified and addressed utilizing the group’s experiences, resources and knowledge base.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Rita Carole has knowledge and experience in a variety of areas including health and well-being. Recently retired from Humboldt County Office of Education where she was a speech/language pathologist for severely handicapped children at the Glen Paul School, she now spends her time hiking, biking, traveling, volunteering and enjoying whatever life has to offer.

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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 us 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., March 6

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Marilyn Montgomery, R.N., was born and raised in the British Isles, of Irish and Scottish parentage. In 2006, she undertook a meditation retreat in Western Ireland. While there, she met Celtic poet, mystic and philosopher John O’Donohue, and experienced a reawakening to her spiritual roots in the Celtic spiritual tradition. Since then she has been immersed in exploring the profound insights that the World of Celtic Wisdom offers, and why an understanding of this spiritual tradition can bring courage, compassion and creativity into today’s world.

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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: Mon., March 20-April 10

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Trinidad Library

Marilyn Montgomery: See biography under “A Celtic Pilgrimage with John O’Donohue."

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The Flight of the Wild Gander: The Evolution of Religious Consciousness

With Lynn Hubbard

Join an exploration of religious consciousness, what it is, how it functions, and where it is heading. Participate in an examination of religious consciousness through the exploration of three well known contemporary spiritual practitioners: Joseph Campbell, Eckhardt Tolle and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.

We will watch selected videos and read selected works from these three spiritual masters.

Day & Date: Feb. 4-March 4 (no class Feb. 25)

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Dr. Lynn Hubbard is the former associate dean of Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago, and is currently the pastor of Grace Good Shepherd Church in McKinleyville. He produces a video journal, The Mythic Imagination, for Access Humboldt and has an extensive background in Native American spirituality, comparative mythology and science and religion. He is an adopted member of the Sincagua Lakota Oyate and a firekeeper for his families Sundance Ceremony on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. More information can be found at www.whitehorse-productions.org.

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

With Bonnie Shand

The bonds of female friendship are viewed as a given in our culture today. But in centuries past, the belief that females had the emotional and intellectual depth to develop and maintain these meaningful relationships was not acknowledged.

In this class, we will explore how women’s friendships have been perceived over time, how they change throughout our lives, and how the support they can provide is important for both our emotional and physical health.

Since talk and sharing is at the heart of women’s friendships and at the core of the way we connect, the class will offer students the opportunity to delve into the power and complexity of their friendships with other women.

Day & Date: Tues., March 21-April 11

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Class #: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Bonnie Shand taught women’s studies classes at Sonoma State University before creating and running The Women’s Learning Center, a non-profit organization which offered classes, workshops, lectures, events and a Women’s Arts Festival in the Santa Rosa area. During her years as an OLLI instructor, her many classes have included some that focused on aspects of women’s lives. Her own friendships with women have held great significance for her.

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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 that 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: Thurs., March 2, 9, 30 & April 6

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Class #: This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Location: HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 225

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.

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