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SPRING 2018: OLLI Courses

SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT

plover on sand; BLM logoDo You Love Plovers?

Mark Colwell, Professor, HSU Wildlife Dept.

Get an overview of the basics of shorebird ecology with a focus on Snowy Plovers, including breeding biology, migration, and winter ecology. Follow the classroom session with a visit to Clam Beach to locate the winter flock of Snowy Plovers and continue discussion of conservation challenges.

Thurs. Feb. 15   •   8 a.m.-noon
[NOTE: meeting time has changed since catalog publication.]

Meet at the north parking lot of Clam Beach County Park.
[NOTE: meeting location has changed since catalog publication.]

$40   •   Class # 27224: REGISTER ONLINE

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Brian Dykstra in wildflower areaPlant Intelligence

Brian Dykstra, Botanist & Ecologist

Explore how plants learn, recall, strategize, share, cooperate, defend themselves, communicate with pollinators/pests/etc., recognize family members, and make informed choices. Designed to make you think, this class summarizes historical and contemporary scientific literature for the non-scientist.

Mon., Feb. 19   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Forestry Building, room 107

$30   •   Class # 26991: REGISTER ONLINE 

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OceanNatural Systems of the North Coast

James Webb, Dr. Sean Craig & Elliott Dabill, Biologists

Explore the basic biological systems that underlie life on the North Coast: from fundamentals of life in soils and oceans to flora and fungi, to marine and terrestrial animals. Each class includes a walking field trip to discover the basics of living systems found locally.

Sun., April 8-22   •   11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Trinidad Branch Library

$90   •   Class # 27074: REGISTER ONLINE

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Enlarged face of native beeNative Bees of North America

Brian Dykstra, Pollination Biologist

Delve into the world of bees and explore the more than 4,000 native bees of the continent. Learn about bee diversity and ecology and expand your knowledge of the important roles bees play as pollinators. Discover ways of helping conserve native bees and techniques for attracting them to your garden. 

Tues., March 27-April 10   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Forestry Building, room 105

$60   •   Class # 26992: REGISTER ONLINE

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Beekeepers inspecting hive

The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

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

Practical Beekeeping

Dick LaForge, Jeannine Kaprielian, Steve Sottong & "Missy Bee" Krein, Instructors

Gain the skills you need to keep bees, including learning bee biology, studying the basics of keeping honeybees for pollination and honey, and exploring beekeeping equipment and management techniques. Required textbook: Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th ed., 2017 by Howland Blackiston

Mon., Feb. 12-May 7   •   6:30-8:30 p.m.   •   HSU: Science B 133

Sat. field trips: March 3, April 7, 14 & 28   •   1-3 p.m.

$160   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

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

Advanced Practical Beekeeping

Dick LaForge, Jeannine Kaprielian, Steve Sottong & "Missy Bee" Krein, Instructors

Follow the progress and challenges of several bee yards, inspect colonies to assess their condition, and learn strategies for guiding colonies towards production and good health. This class is for those who already keep bees and/or have taken Practical Beekeeping.

Sun., Feb. 18-April 29   •   1-3 p.m.   •   TBA

$160   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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ocean and beach with rocksThe Nature Connection: Nature, Culture & History of the Golden State

Jeff Hart, Naturalist

Look at the role of different cultural influences, historical trends, places and environments, and individual perspectives in the appreciation of nature in California. Ponder the differences and similarities among peoples' perceptions and sense of place in nature.  

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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LIGOListening to the Universe: LIGO

Barry Evans, Science Writer

Discover how the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO) recently detected gravitational waves ("ripples in spacetime") against all odds. Learn what this discovery means for the future of astronomy, comparable with the view of the universe opened up by Galileo's telescope. No prior knowledge needed!

Wed., March 28   •   12:30-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$30   •   Class # 27072: REGISTER ONLINE

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textThe New Solar System Series

Mark Bailey, Explorer

Look closely at various topics involving the exploration of our Solar System with a focus on how we know what we know about these still mysterious and stunning objects. Each lecture is a stand-alone presentation — but the instructor highly recommends taking the entire series!

Complete Series 

Tues. & Thurs., April 3-17   •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$80  •   Class # 27185: REGISTER ONLINE

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textOur Star the Sun

Mark Bailey, Explorer

Get an overview of the latest discoveries about our sun and how it fits into our galactic neighborhood. Discuss how our sun represents the overall story of stars and stellar processes and our steadily evolving discoveries about our neighboring stars and their systems of planets.

Tues., April 3   •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$20  •   Class # 27073: REGISTER ONLINE

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textMars: A New World

Mark Bailey, Explorer

Explore the latest discoveries about Mars and how this understanding has been evolving over the last few decades. Examine some of the methods we have developed to learn about this strange and hostile world. 

Thurs., April 5   •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$20  •   Class # 27186: REGISTER ONLINE

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textAsteroids & Comets

Mark Bailey, Explorer

Examine the latest discoveries involving these diminutive bodies of rock and ice. Why are these little rocks so important to our understanding of our Solar System? Focus on several recent spacecraft visits and what new and upcoming missions are on the horizon.

Tues., April 10   •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$20  •   Class # 27187: REGISTER ONLINE

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textGas Giants & Their Most Interesting Moon-Worlds

Mark Bailey, Explorer

Follow the progress of the most recent discoveries made by the current Juno Jupiter orbiter and Cassini Saturn orbiter missions. Look at the most intriguing of their 129 moons (gasp!) and examine why these are so interesting. Learn about future missions to these moons currently in the planning and development stages.

Thurs., April 12   •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$20  •   Class # 27188: REGISTER ONLINE

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textFrozen Worlds in the Dark

Mark Bailey, Explorer

Look at what we presently know of the coldest, most distant worlds and worldlets in the Solar System. Get a brief overview of Uranus and Neptune, and examine the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond. Is there really another large world lurking in the dark out there? 

Tues., April 17  •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$20  •   Class # 27189: REGISTER ONLINE

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textTrinidad Seabirds 

Shannon Brinkman, Seabird Biologist 

Visit the California Coastal National Monument in Trinidad, one of the most regionally significant areas along the coast for nesting seabirds. Take a mile-long hike around Trinidad Head, observe the seabirds, identify different species, and learn the importance of seabirds and their role as indicators for the marine environment.   

Wed., May 2   •   8-11 a.m.

Walking Field Trip – Trinidad Head

$40   •   Class #  27122: REGISTER ONLINE

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drawing of egretBackyard Bird Watching

Louise Bacon-Ogden, Bird Expert

Learn what birds like which seeds. Use different feeders for different species.  Find the magic ingredient for more birds. Then plant a thing or two to satisfy non-seed eating birds. Foil the predators and then sit back and enjoy the show!

Fri., April 13   •   10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka &

Sat., April 14   •   9 a.m.-noon (field trip)

Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge

$45   •   Class #  27075: REGISTER ONLINE

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textThe Science of Dinosaurs

Elliott Dabill, Teacher

Explore the wonder and variety of dinosaurs and the science methods that brought their lives to us after 66 million years. First, we will classify the range of dinosaurs, then each class will focus on a major group and some aspect of how we know about them. Learn about fossilization, adaptive radiation, and evolution in general.  

Wed., April 18-May 2   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Gist Hall, room 218

$60   •   Class # 27078: REGISTER ONLINE

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two hikers overlooking coastlineHumboldt Coastal Hike: Adventure is out there!

OLLI at HSU is pleased to provide an outdoor adventure for our members in July 2018. 

This three-day trek will be a fully supported experience. Enjoy home cooked meals, camping and hiking on the pristine California Coast and through majestic Redwood forests. Evening programs will feature natural history, local geology and climate issues.

Space is limited – inquire today!

humboldt.edu/olli/coastalhike

​707-826-5880​

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CURRENT EVENTS

The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

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

textPublic Speaking for Introverts

Amy Rock, Professor, Dept. of Geography, HSU

Become a more engaging and fearless public speaker by learning new strategies for reducing nervousness, projecting confidence, organizing your thoughts, and working around the introvert's natural tendency to sit and listen.  

Fri., March 9   •   1-5 p.m.
HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall 204
$150   •    This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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soldiers and woman holding sign that says 50 Years of Occupation: A Film Screening & Discussion Series

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

The Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has been going on since 1967.  Through a series of six full-length movies by Palestinian and Israeli filmmakers, deepen your understanding of life in the occupied territories. Each film will be followed by a facilitated discussion to help process and provide context.

Tues., Jan. 30-March 6   •   1-3:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$50   •   Class # 27076: REGISTER ONLINE

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textFinancial Planning Today

Nicholas Bertell & John Hudson, Financial Planners

The need for sound financial strategies has never been greater, with recent tax law changes, an uncertain future for Social Security and the shift toward employee-directed retirement plans. In straightforward language, learn how to assess your financial situation and develop a personalized plan to achieve your retirement goals.

Wed., May 16  •   6-8 p.m. & Sat., May 19  •    10 a.m.-1 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, room 106

$45   •   Class # 27213: REGISTER ONLINE

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HISTORY

historic photo of Trinidad lighthouseHistory of the Trinidad Head Lighthouse

Patricia Fleschner, Historian

Learn about financing, building and supplying the Trinidad Head Lighthouse from 1871 to present. Glimpse into the lives of the lighthouse keepers and their families, the changes in technology at the lighthouse and the fog bell house over the decades.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FALL 2018.

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textIn Search of Charles Darwin: An Exercise in the Art of Historical Method

Thomas Jones, Historian

Take a fascinating document-by-document journey to examine surviving sources, including letters and diaries, in an attempt to reconstruct the sequence of events leading to the presentation of the famous Darwin/Wallace "joint-paper" before the Linnean Society of London — often hailed as the most important event in the history of biology.

Thurs., Feb. 1-March 8   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$90   •   Class # 27079: REGISTER ONLINE

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RumiSufis: Islam's Wanderers & Poets

Molly Cate, Humanitarian Minister

Sufis have wandered the known world, singing and dancing Islam's message of brotherhood, weeping and laughing out their love of God in poetry that sounds utterly contemporary to our ears. Meet the great 8th century woman poet Rabiah, and the better-known men of the 12th and 13th centuries, Rumi and Hafiz. 

Tues., Feb. 13-27   •   10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   Class # 27124: REGISTER ONLINE

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symbols and sculptures of facesThe Axial Age: Great Minds in Many Lands

Molly Cate, Humanitarian Minister

Philosopher Karl Jaspers introduced the idea of an axial age, an axis in time when major shifts in thinking occurred independently throughout Asia and parts of Europe. Explore how these new ideas from Confucius, Lao Tse, Buddha, the Upanishads, Homer, Plato and more, shaped the world we know. 

Tues., March 20-April 17  •   10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$80   •   Class # 27082: REGISTER ONLINE

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historic engraving of shipwreckNotable Nautical Disasters of the Humboldt Coast

Jerry Rohde, Historian & Gisela Rohde, Naturalist

Navigate the shoals of local shipping history. Learn about ships that once sailed across the headlines of local newspapers after they ran aground on the Humboldt coast. Explore the wrecking of these and other vessels that succumbed to the perils of the briny deep. 

OPTION 1: Fri., Feb. 16   •   5-7:30 p.m.

Trinidad Branch Library

$30   •   Class # 27081: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Sat., March 10    •   1-3:30 p.m.

HSU campus: Gist Hall, room 218

$30   •   Class # 26993: REGISTER ONLINE

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Paul Johnson with beaded necklacesHistory & Mystery of Beads

Paul Johnson, Bead Collector

Beads are ubiquitous and mysterious. Learn where early beads originated, what they represented, and how they were used. See and handle antique and ancient beads from all over the world. Watch a demonstration of how old beads were made and drilled. Bring or wear your favorite old beads to share.  

Sat., March 10  •   9-11:30 a.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, room 106

$30   •   Class # 26994: REGISTER ONLINE

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Cheops pyramidThe Seven Wonders

Barry Evans, Local Writer

Poet and travel writer Antipater of Sidon wrote glowingly of seven wonderful sites in 2nd century BC. Today, just one site remains in any recognizable form: Egypt's Great Pyramid of Cheops. Learn more about the wonders, what sites were excluded and how you can visit the locations of all seven.

Wed. March 21   •   12:30-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$30   •   Class # 27083: REGISTER ONLINE

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Sir! No Sir! movie posterSir! No Sir!

Michael Turek, Instructor

Watch the award winning documentary, "Sir! No Sir! The Suppressed Story of the GI Movement to end the War in Vietnam." This powerful documentary looks at the GI Peace Movement and the soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who risked jail and dishonorable discharges for standing up for what they believed in. The second class will be a presentation by the instructor concerning his experience with the movement.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FALL 2018.

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playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda in front of painting of Alexander HamiltonHamilton: The Man & the Musical

Ray and Marie Raphael, Historians

In history books Thomas Jefferson, a Republican, backs the common man while Alexander Hamilton, a Federalist, champions strong government and monied interests. He's the manipulative insider. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical instead casts Hamilton as the rising, heroic immigrant outsider, devoid of wealth and lineage. Fact? Fiction? Why does it matter?

Tues., April 10, Wed., April 11 & Thurs., April 12   •   noon-2 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   Class # 27085: REGISTER ONLINE

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Historic photo of town of SamoaCompany Towns

Raymond Hillman, Historical Resources Consultant & Tour Operator

Enjoy colorful stories of two local lumber company towns, Samoa and Scotia, and a shipbuilding community, Rolph (Fairhaven). Discover their state, national and international significance and what the future holds for these communities. Lecture sessions will include slide shows and artifacts. Take a full day field trip to visit the town sites (via personal vehicles).

Thurs., April 12 & 19  •   6:30-8:30 p.m.

Clarke Historical Museum, Eureka &

Sat., April 21  •   9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Field trip)

$70   •   Class # 27155: REGISTER ONLINE

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goddess figurineWhen God Was a Woman

Lynn Hubbard, Philosopher of Religions

An exploration of the feminine dimension of the Divine in the history of religions. Look at selected works by Joseph Campbell, Robert Graves, Davis Leeming, and Merlin Stone.

Sat., April 7-28   •   1-3 p.m.   

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, room 204

$70   •   Class # 26997: REGISTER ONLINE

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Mad River AnnieFour Famous Humboldt Photographers

Jerry Rohde, Historian & Gisela Rohde, Naturalist

Study striking samples of the work by four prolific photographers – Augustus W. Ericson, Ray Jerome Baker, Lloyd Stine, and Merle Shuster. Much of Humboldt County's history was documented by these masters of the lens including early logging, rural southern Humboldt, Old Town Eureka, and lumber mills of the 1940s and 1950s. 

Sat., April 21   •   1-3:30 p.m.

HSU Campus: Gist Hall, room 218

$30   •   Class # 26996: REGISTER ONLINE

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logging trains historic photoThe Armchair Traveler: Riding the Red-Eye Specials – Train Trips to Logging Towns

Jerry Rohde, Historian & Gisela Rohde, Naturalist

A hundred years ago, local loggers would take the train into Old Town for a wild weekend of whiskey, women, and fisticuffs. We'll follow them on their Sunday night return trips to the mill towns and lumber camps as they stared bleary eyed at their surroundings.

Sat., May 5    •   1-3:30 p.m.

HSU Campus: Gist Hall, room 218

$30   •   Class # 26995: REGISTER ONLINE

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microscopic DNA strandsUsing Genetics for Genealogical Research

Michael Cooley, Genealogy Instructor

Discuss basic terminology and concepts used by genetic genealogists, explore the realities of the science and its common myths and fallacies. Discover the four types of genetic tests helpful to genealogists and the ways in which they dovetail with conventional genealogical methods.

Thurs. April 26 & May 3  •   1-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   Class # 27207: REGISTER ONLINE

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Lumber workers union publicationsThe Great Lumber Strike in Humboldt County 1935

Frank Onstine, Writer 

Learn how lumber workers picketing the Holmes-Eureka mill in 1935 were fired upon by local police. Three were shot dead, many were wounded, one man lost a leg, all were unarmed. Get a unique perspective through first person accounts and the testimony of witnesses found in newly recovered trial transcripts.

Fri., May 4    •   12:30-2 p.m.

Logger Bar, Blue Lake

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

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Logger BarRaising the Bar: A Thirst-Quenching History of the Logger Bar

Kate Martin, Owner of the Logger Bar

The Logger Bar in Blue Lake first opened in 1899. Join this class to meet the new owner, learn the history of this landmark, and gain a deeper understanding of local spirits and the art of bartending. Libation samples included

Fri., May 4    •   2:30-4:30 p.m.  •   Logger Bar, Blue Lake

$30   •   Class # 27277: REGISTER ONLINE

$15 (designated driver; no libations included)   •   Class # 27278: REGISTER ONLINE

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LANGUAGE & CULTURE

The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

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

textJapanese Language 101

Mie Matsumoto, Instructor 

Learn introductory Japanese language, with an emphasis on Japanese culture, topics of everyday life, listening comprehension and speaking skills, and practice with a native speaker.

Wed., March 28-April 25 (no class April 11)   •   6-8 p.m. 

HSU Campus: Natural Resources Building, room 201
$85   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.


storytelling at campfireTraditional Storytelling

Paul Woodland, Traditional Storyteller

This course will gently guide participants through the process of collecting, absorbing, and retelling a traditional folktale. We all have the capacity to tell a story (it's innate) but the ability to tell it – well, that is another story that we can learn together.

Tues., Jan. 30-Feb. 20   •   10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$70   •   Class # 27086: REGISTER ONLINE

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TRAVEL

textMexico for Whale Watching: It's World Class

Cheryl Johnson, Traveler & Teacher

Get touched by a whale. Enjoy spectacular travel photos and discover how to experience gray whales in their natural habitat in a special lagoon at the edge of the salt flats of Guerrero Negro, Baja. Learn how naturalist guides observe and protect these magnificent creatures under very strict international regulations.  

Thurs., March 1   •   2-4 p.m.
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$30   •   Class # 27089: REGISTER ONLINE

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Bob Service in Mongolian desertA Visit to Mongolia

Bob Service

Get an overview of the history and geography of Mongolia, where vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture still exist. Investigate this landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia from the capital, Ulaanbaatar to the Khentii Mountains, where Chinggis Khan laid the foundations for the greatest empire the world had ever seen.

Sat., March 3-24   •   1-3 p.m. 

HSU Campus: Natural Resources Building, room 201

$70   •   Class # 27002: REGISTER ONLINE

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Travel bug sculptureTen Weird Travel Tips

Barry Evans, Local Writer & Louisa Rogers, Trainer

Get insider tips on house exchanges and Airbnb; getting and using frequent flyer miles; bus and train passes; taking a folding bike; insurance; SIM chips for smartphones and tablets… and much more. If you have the travel bug but are afraid to give it full rein, this is the class for you.

Thurs., March 29 & April 5   •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$45   •   Class # 27150: REGISTER ONLINE

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cambodian statues and decorVietnam's South & Ancient Cambodia: The Tour Without the Airfare

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

Take a tour of Vietnam, a country of contrasts: a communist government and burgeoning capitalist economy, beautiful beaches and mountains and bustling cities. Look at its history both ancient and modern. Finally we visit Cambodia and tour the incredible ruins of Angkor Wat.

Tues., March 13   •   6-8 p.m. 

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, room 226

$30   •   Class # 27151: REGISTER ONLINE

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view thru green gate toward cabinIceland: Two Women, Ten Days & the Ring Road

Cheryl Johnson, Traveler & Teacher

Discover the land of fire and ice, perched on the Arctic Circle, yet warmed by the gulf stream. This woman-led country is safe for travel and independent adventure. Explore the Ring Road which goes around the island with visually stunning landscapes, waterfalls and boiling mud pools with easy access. 

Thurs., March 29   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$30   •   Class # 27090: REGISTER ONLINE

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textSoutheast Utah's Canyon Country

John Palmquist, Adventure Traveler

Take a photo journey and explore the scenery and historical destinations in the SE corner of Utah.  Visit many attractions including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, ancestral Pueblo people's Hovenweep Ruins, and Four Corners. Learn about the incredible 1879 journey of Mormon settlers to Bluff through the "Hole-in-the-Rock."

Tues., April 3   •    6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Theater Arts, room 114

$30   •   Class # 27004: REGISTER ONLINE

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textDeath Valley & Grand Canyon National Parks: The Tour Without the Drive

John Palmquist, Adventure Traveler

We will take a photo journey to explore Death Valley and the Grand Canyon. See the highest and visit the lowest points in the U.S. Travel down 4,500' through geologic time from the Canyon Rim to the Colorado River. Learn the travel logistics and options for these areas.

 Thurs., April 5  •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, room 106

$30   •   Class # 27011: REGISTER ONLINE

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hiker on mountain overlookExploring the Eastern High Sierra of California

Peter Lehman, Founding Director of Schatz Lab, HSU

Get inspired to take a trek in California's beautiful eastern high Sierra mountains. Whether you're interested in a day hike or a backpacking trip, we'll cover necessary equipment, food, access points, logistics, routes and their difficulty, and best times to go. There will be great photos and time for questions. 

Tues., April 10 & Thurs., April 12   •   6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Theater Arts Building, room 110

$45   •   Class # 27091: REGISTER ONLINE

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historic photo of passengers inside trainTake It Slow... Take the Train

Louise Bacon-Ogden and David Ogden, train travelers

Sit back, relax and take in the scenery -when taking a train, it is where the adventure starts. Get tips from these seasoned travelers on how to plan a trip, book reservations, packing, getting the most for your money and more.  All aboard to enjoy the ride.     

Sat., May 19   •   3-5:30 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, room 226

$30   •   Class # 27003: REGISTER ONLINE

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bus drawingTransportation Made Easy

Save car and parking expenses, and help protect the environment at the same time! 

The HSU Jack Pass program encourages mass transit by enabling students, faculty, and staff to travel on Humboldt County bus systems.  

One of the benefits of OLLI membership is the option to purchase a Jack Pass when registered in at least one fee-based class. Registering in the Transportation Made Easy class qualifies members to purchase a Jack Pass. 

These fees can be paid at the Student Financial Services window on the second floor of the Student Business Services building on the HSU campus.

$10   •   Class # 27092: REGISTER ONLINE

Spring service runs Dec. 24, 2017-May 19, 2018

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The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

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

textLeave No Trace Trainer Certificate

Genevieve Marchand, Assistant Professor, HSU

Build new friendships, enjoy a beautiful place, and expand your knowledge and skills in the outdoors as you master "Leave No Trace" techniques. Enjoy the outdoors while making the smallest impact possible. Includes overnight camping trip – equipment is available to borrow or rent.

Wed., May 2: 6-8:30 p.m.

Sat., May 5, 9 a.m.-Sun., May 6, 4 p.m. 

HSU Campus: Kinesiology Building, room 106

$100   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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TECHNOLOGY

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The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

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

Microsoft Excel Basics

Joan Dvorak, Instructor

Expand your skills with new tips and techniques as you master the basic tasks of Excel, from worksheet layout, formulas, and functions to creating charts, sorting and summarizing information, and more.

Tues., Feb. 6-March 6   •   6-8 p.m.
Eureka: Humboldt County Office of Education,
Main Building, Madrone room
$75   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

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

Intermediate Excel

Joan Dvorak, Instructor

Go beyond the basic tasks in spreadsheet software and explore powerful tools available to an intermediate user of Microsoft Excel, including conditional formatting, PivotTables, advanced formulas and functions, and more.

Tues., March 20-April 10   •   6-8 p.m.
Eureka: Humboldt County Office of Education,
Main Building, Madrone room
$75   •    This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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iPhone with case depicting a kitteniPhone Basics

Jeff Schroeder, Education Specialist

Learn to effectively and efficiently use your Apple iPhone. Get to know its functions and features, including how to write notes and messages. Organize your phone, dictate instead of write texts, mute your phone at night, and more. Find out how to make this seemingly complicated tool easy and fun.

Sat., Feb. 10    •    10 a.m.-noon [NOTE: Date has changed since catalog publication]

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, room 226

$30   •   Class # 27096: REGISTER ONLINE

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textAndroid Phone Basics

Pam Holten, Educator & Entrepreneur

Explore some of the basics of a smartphone such as understanding the external features, how to use touchscreen, how to understand symbols, texting, and much more. This class is for beginners who use a phone such as Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, LG, and any others that use the Android operating system.

Wed., Feb. 28 & March 7    •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$45   •   Class # 27095: REGISTER ONLINE

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textWhy Own a Smartphone?

Pam Holten, Educator & Entrepreneur

See what this amazing tool can do to enrich and enlarge your life with a variety of uses.   If you already own a phone, this class may open up new possibilities for you. Although they're called smartphones, they're actually small, very powerful mini-computers.

Wed., Feb. 7   •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$30   •   Class # 27093: REGISTER ONLINE

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Adobe Lightroom®

Hal Work, Instructor

Organize your photo library, edit your photos with professional flare, and learn to create photo books, web galleries, and slideshows with Adobe Lightroom. 

Sat., Feb. 24   •   10 a.m.-4 p.m.

HSU Campus: Gist Hall 215

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

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Advanced Adobe Photoshop®

Hal Work, Instructor

Go beyond the basics as you learn advanced image and color adjustments, retouching and repair, channel features, and advanced compositing.

Sat., April 28   •   10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

HSU Campus: Gist Hall 215

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

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Advanced Adobe Illustrator®

Darcy Brown, Instructor

Expand your creative skills with advanced effects and techniques that will take your illustrations and logos from novice to professional. 

Mon. & Wed., March 5 & 7   •   6-8 p.m. 

HSU Campus: Founders Hall 202

$75   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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Essentials of Digital Photography

León Villagómez, Instructor

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

Tues. & Thurs., March 20 & 22   •   3-6 p.m. 

HSU Campus: Library 208

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

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social media iconsSocial Media & You

Pam Holten, Educator & Entrepreneur

Learn about popular social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Debunk the myths and misconceptions surrounding these platforms and explore ways that these social platforms can be used. Discover the advantages and how getting connected may be a beneficial addition to your lifestyle. 

Wed., Feb. 14 & 21   •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$45   •   Class # 27094: REGISTER ONLINE

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ART

book arts basic book designBook Arts: The Basics

Michele Olsen, Book Artist

Learn the basics about the tools, materials, and techniques required to make your own books. A survey of current book arts programs and book artists will be sure to inspire you. Leave with a small sample book.

Thurs., Feb. 1  •   1-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$35   •   Class # 27201: REGISTER ONLINE

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Bradel bound book exampleBook Arts: The Bradel Binding

Michele Olsen, Book Artist

This elegant and simple binding gives the book artist a chance to create a colorful cover and spine. You will be decorating your own book cloth spine and covers. This is a single section book sewn with a pamphlet stitch and is a perfect structure for redesigning purchased booklets. 

Tues., Feb. 13 & Thurs., Feb. 15  •   1-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   Class # 27202: REGISTER ONLINE 

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book arts letterpress and linocut toolsBook Arts: Letterpress & the Winter Fold Book

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

Learn to carve linocuts and set type for letterpress printing. A single collaborative print will be produced for each student which will then be used to create a winter fold book. Registration is limited, enroll early.

Tues., March 6, & Thurs., March 8  •   9 a.m.-noon   

Just My Type Letterpress Paperie, Eureka

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

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Book Arts: Tattered Pages

Group Leader: Gisela Rohde

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

First Thurs. of the month, Feb. 1-June 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$15   •   Class # 26982: REGISTER ONLINE

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surface design artPaper Arts: Eye-Catching Surface Designs on Paper

Sandra Vrem, Book Artist

Learn about the fundamentals of color and how to use layers to develop your designs. Create original designs on paper to be used for book arts, collage, cards or assemblages. In creating these designs you will use a variety of mediums and tools and will be guided through the creative experience.

Tues., April 10   •   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

TBA, Arcata

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

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collage examplePaper Arts: Designing Collages

Sandra Vrem, Book Artist

Explore the process of creating a collage using handmade and found elements. Learn about color, texture and composition in constructing collage art pieces. Start small making designs for cards and small art works and then work on larger creations. Use your own papers or choose from the stock provided. 

Thurs., April 12   •   10 a.m.-1 p.m. [FULL]

Option 2 [NEW!]

Tues., April 17   •   10 a.m.-1 p.m.

TBA, Arcata

$35   •   Class # 27932: REGISTER ONLINE

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basket of decorated eggsDecorating Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Diane Johnson, Professor Emeritus, HSU

Decorate a chicken egg through the ancient Ukrainian process of dyes and wax. The symbols depicted on these eggs represent specific hopes and intentions. You may choose traditional patterns or create your own. 

Sat., March 3  •   1-4 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, room 117

$40  •   Class # 27005: REGISTER ONLINE

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Gustav Klimt paintingGustav Klimt & Auguste Rodin: Their Artistic Relationship & Masterworks

Ron Johnson, Art Historian & Museum Curator

Discover the fascinating biographies of Rodin, the most important 19th century sculptor and Klimt, the greatest decorative artist of the period. See their masterworks and explore their mutual influence on one another. This course follows the Klimt and Rodin exhibition at the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, ending Jan. 28.   

Thurs., Feb. 8 & 22 [NOTE: Date change]  •   6-8 p.m.

Clarke Historical Museum, Eureka

$45   •   Class # 27042: REGISTER ONLINE

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Frank Lloyd Wright houseUnderstanding Modernism

Daniel Duncan, Instructor

Beginning at the turn of the century and ending around 1960 the modernist movement changed Western culture in every way. In this course, after an overview of the period, we will examine the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Picasso and Ernest Hemingway, whose works practically defined modernism in their respective fields.

Tues., Feb. 13-March 6   •   1:30-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   Class # 27203: REGISTER ONLINE

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clay mask by Conrad Calimpong

North Coast Artists Showcase

Amy Uyeki, Artist/Facilitator

Back for its 7th year, North Coast Artists Showcase celebrates the jewels in Humboldt County's crown: its artists who contribute to the visual beauty of our life on the North Coast. Six noted Humboldt County artists will share their work and talk about the process of making art: 

  • Conrad Calimpong
  • Andrew Daniel
  • Brandice Guerra
  • Cynthia Hooper
  • Linda Mitchell
  • Sarah Whorf

Tues., April 3-May 8   •   4-5:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$95   •   Class # 27097: REGISTER ONLINE

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MUSIC

two women singingJust Sing!

Carol Ryder, Artistic Director HLOC

Do you like to sing but you feel a tad rusty or you think you can't sing? Learn easy vocal techniques to help discover how to use your "new" older voice. It is not necessary to have any music reading skills or even any music background. It's just fun to sing!

OPTION 1: Mon., Feb. 5-March 5   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$75   •   Class # 27127: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Mon., March 19-April 16   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$75   •   Class # 27136: REGISTER ONLINE

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textJust Sing 2

Carol Ryder, Artistic Director HLOC

Continue work on your voice with more challenging music including duets. Learn more about basic singing techniques and build confidence in your abilities to sing a greater range and longer phrases. Just Sing is not a prerequisite; you only need a desire to sing.

OPTION 1: Wed., Feb. 7-March 7   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$75   •   Class # 27128: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Wed., March 21-April 18   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$75   •   Class # 27137: REGISTER ONLINE

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textBoomer Troupe Chorus

Carol Ryder, Artistic Director HLOC

Join the newly founded Boomer Troupe Chorus and learn a program of jazzy tunes for spring. We take our fun on the road to Senior Centers throughout the county in early April.

Tues., Feb. 13-March 27   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$85   •   Class # 27100: REGISTER ONLINE

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text25 Songs That Changed the World Revisited!

Laura Hennings, Singer/Songwriter

The power of popular music has influenced the social and moral fabric of society for a century. Through class discussion, videos and CD recordings, we will study the historical background, influence and lyrics of 25 selected songs that had a profound impact on the past and present.

Wed., April 11-25   •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   Class # 27205: REGISTER ONLINE

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Old SteepleThe Old Steeple

Paul Beatie, Music Venue Owner

Tour "The Old Steeple" in Ferndale and hear from the owner about some of the building's unique history as well as its current use as a music store and world class concert venue.

Tues., Feb. 20  •   10-11 a.m.

Ferndale Music Company

The Old Steeple, 246 Berding Street, Ferndale

$15   •   Class # 27206: REGISTER ONLINE

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Eureka Symphony's Terrie Baune with her violinSavor the Symphony: A Preview of Eureka Symphony's Spring Concerts

Terrie Baune, Concertmaster; Carol Jacobson, Music Director; & John Chernoff, Accompanist 

Meet prior to each Eureka Symphony concert to discuss the works that will be heard in concert. Get information and background about the composers and compositions, and each class will also include a short musical presentation by the Temporary Resonance Trio to further illustrate some of the concepts we talk about as well as a Q and A.

Savor the Symphony: In Like a Lion

Mon., Feb. 26  •   6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$30   •   Class # 27138: REGISTER ONLINE

Savor the Symphony: The Language of Love

Sun., April 8 •   6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$30   •   Class # 27139: REGISTER ONLINE

Savor the Symphony: Transitions of the Past

Mon., May 14  •   6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$30   •   Class # 27156: REGISTER ONLINE

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LITERATURE

Tom Gage holding bookAmerican Prometheus: A Parallel Journey with Steinbeck

Tom Gage, Instructor

This year HSU Press published Gage's book, American Prometheus: Carnegie's Captain, Bill Jones. This course addresses I-searching, recurrent plots, finding voice, and solving a more than century-old mystery. The story is a palimpsest of John Steinbeck's novel East of Eden. 

Thurs., April 5-26   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$70   •   Class # 27084: REGISTER ONLINE

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textOthello: Drama of a Refugee

Tom Gage, Instructor

Shakespeare wrote Othello during a period when England made cultural, economic and political exchanges with the Islamic world. The Bard's Iago and Othello live today in our perilous time, offering insights on otherness, gender and race-baiting that elicit divisiveness and exploit fears. 

Tues. & Thurs., May 1-10   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$70   •   Class # 27101: REGISTER ONLINE 

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Oregon Shakespeare's Othello charactersOregon Shakespeare Festival: Othello

Come to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland to see the performance of Othello. Tickets to the show are included in the course fee. The fee includes a brief lecture before the performance (time and location TBD). Transportation and housing are not included. For more OSF information:
www.osfashland.org

Sat., May 12   •   8-10 p.m.

Angus Bowman Theatre, Ashland Oregon

$58   •   Class # 27208: REGISTER ONLINE 

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Book Group

Group Leader: Sharon Campbell

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

Third Wed. of the month, Feb. 21-June 20
5 p.m.-7 p.m. 

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$25   •   Class # 26980: REGISTER ONLINE

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WRITING

vintage typewriter keysWriting for Children & Young Adults

Pamela Service, Writer

Getting ideas, developing plot and characters, revising, finding publishers and dealing with rejection are all part of the satisfying craft of writing. Tap into the instructor's experience and expertise to learn about publishing. Share works-in-progress and receive helpful critiques.

Tues., March 20-April 3  •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   Class # 27102: REGISTER ONLINE

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Bonnnie ShandClose To The Bone: Writing From The Inside Out

Bonnie Shand, Writer

This beginning writing class offers you the opportunity to dig deep and write about the things you want to express whether in poetry or prose. Learn to weave music into your use of language, to give it breath and a heartbeat. A safe environment is created for you to share your work and receive constructive feedback if you desire it.

Tues., Feb. 6-March 20   •   1-3 p.m.

(No class March 13)

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$90   •   Class # 27103: REGISTER ONLINE

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textAdvanced Writing Workshop

Bonnie Shand, Writer

This class is an opportunity for experienced writers to take their work to the next level. Build on your understanding of recurrence, language rhythm, image, metaphor and simile, creative tension, and revision. Focus on poems, short prose pieces or parts from a longer project. The workshop will provide the opportunity to share your work and receive feedback in a safe environment.

Tues., March 27-May 1   •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$90   •   Class # 27104: REGISTER ONLINE

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HEALTH

Corey JungMindset: Foundation of Fitness

Corey Jung, Human Performance Specialist

Exercise a mindset to support your health and fitness. It 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. This is the companion class to "The Art of Movement."

OPTION 1: Sat., Feb. 3 & Sun., Feb. 4   •  noon-3 p.m.

UpRight Movement, Arcata

$55   •   Class # 27157: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Sat., April 7 & Sun., April 8   •  noon-3 p.m.

UpRight Movement, Arcata

$55   •   Class # 27158: REGISTER ONLINE

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textThe Art of Movement

Corey Jung, Human Performance Specialist

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

OPTION 1: Sat., March 3 & Sun., March 4   •  noon-3 p.m.

UpRight Movement, Arcata

$55   •   Class # 27159: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Sat., May 5, & Sun., May 6   •  noon-3 p.m.

UpRight Movement, Arcata

$55   •   Class # 27160: REGISTER ONLINE

 

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Glenda Hesseltine doing Tai Chi on the beachTai Chi Made EZ

Glenda Hesseltine, Tai Chi Instructor

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: Mon., Jan. 29-March 5  •   1-2:30 p.m.

Lutheran Church of Arcata, 151 16th Street, Arcata

$90   •   Class # 27106: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Mon., March 12-April 16  •   1-2:30 p.m.

Lutheran Church of Arcata, 151 16th Street, Arcata

$90   •   Class # 27107: REGISTER ONLINE

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Tricia OstermeierHearing: How Important Is It Really?

Trisha Ostermeier, Audiologist

Explore the latest research looking into the interplay between our overall well-being and our hearing. The advantage of good hearing goes far beyond simply improving communication; we now have scientific evidence to support that good hearing also gives our cognitive and emotional well-being a boost. 

Wed., May 9 & 16   •   1:30-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$35   •   Class # 27132: REGISTER ONLINE

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Conscious Aging Conversations

Group Leader: Cheryl Johnson

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

Third Wed. of the month, Feb. 21-June 20
10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$15   •   Class # 26981: REGISTER ONLINE

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Joanne FornesPilates Plus for OLLI

Joanne Fornes, Pilates Instructor

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

Wed., March 7-April 11   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$70   •   Class # 27108: REGISTER ONLINE

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textChair Yoga

James Gadd, Yoga Instructor

Practice the basics of Yoga without getting up and down from the floor and stressing your joints. Instead, poses are done using a chair or the wall. Through deep breathing, in a slow flow of poses designed to activate the body as a whole, cultivate healthy alignment and calm awareness.

OPTION 1: Mon. & Wed., Feb. 5-14   •   9-10:15 a.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$50   •   Class # 27109: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Mon. & Wed., Feb. 26-March 7 [NOTE: Date has changed since catalog]    •   9-10:15 a.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$50   •   Class # 27111: REGISTER ONLINE

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textYoga

James Gadd, Yoga Instructor

Through deep breathing in a slow but steady flow of asanas (yoga poses) designed to activate the body as a whole, cultivate healthy alignment and calm awareness of self. You will learn useful yogic philosophies and tools for daily release of muscular tension. 

OPTION 1: Mon. & Wed., Feb. 5-14   •   noon-1:15 p.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$50   •   Class # 27141: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Mon. & Wed., Feb. 26-March 7 [NOTE: Date has changed since catalog]  •   noon-1:15 p.m.
Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$50   •   Class # 27142: REGISTER ONLINE

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textTaking Charge of Your Health

Ginger Olsen, Health Educator

Find the most effective use of various health care facilities, identify health challenges and care, research personal problems, and direct establishment of partnerships with healthcare providers to establish an individual ongoing plan of care.

Tues., May 15 & Thurs., May 17   •   10:30 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$35   •   Class # 27216: REGISTER ONLINE

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textTake Ten: A Classical Stretch Program for Busy People

Sharon Ferrett, Instructor

Create your own personalized exercise program in this classical stretch program that combines yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates. In only minutes a day, you can increase your strength, balance, and flexibility. This class will also review the latest research in ways to stay fit at any age; including tips to boost your brain, increase your memory and create an optimistic and open mind set.

Sat. March 10-24   •   9-10:30 a.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, room 225

$45   •   Class # 27105: REGISTER ONLINE

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CULINARY

textThirty Minutes & Eat

Louisa Rogers, Instructor

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

Mon., April 23   •   1-3 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$30   •   Class # 27239: REGISTER ONLINE

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textWine Sensory Evaluation & Service

Pam Long, Instructor

Develop your palate and explore key aspects of the industry: wines of the world, wine service, food pairing, customer engagement and more!

Sat., March 10   •   9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Humboldt Bay Social Club, Samoa
$175   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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Winemaking 101 

Wil Franklin, Instructor

Basic craft of winemaking and the art of producing wines of balance and complexity. Hands-on experience in a commercial winery.

Sat., May 5   •   9 a.m.-4 p.m.   •   Fieldbrook Winery
$150   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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Marketing Wine in Humboldt County (& Beyond) 

Elizabeth Hans McCrone, Instructor

Make money while working in wine: learn to create a successful brand, build a loyal customer base and sell direct to customers. 

Sat., April 7   •   9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Humboldt Bay Social Club, Samoa
$150   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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Viticulture 101 

Wil Franklin, Instructor

Explore growing wine grapes in Humboldt County's unique and diverse "terroir." Grape variety, growing seasons, soil preparation and more.

Sat., May 19   •   9 a.m.-4 p.m.    •   Willow Creek
$150   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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LEISURE ACTIVITIES

textActing Up: The Fundamentals of Acting

Julie Eccles-Benson, Actor

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

Mon., Feb. 5-March 12   •   12:30-2 p.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$70   •   Class # 27113: REGISTER ONLINE

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Acting Up 2

Julie Eccles-Benson, Actor

Continue building your skills from "Acting Up" as you explore more in depth scene work. We will focus on script analysis, character motivation, as well as active listening and response. Come to laugh and learn. This class is for those who have had some acting experience or who have taken "Acting Up."

Wed., Feb. 7-March 14   •   12:30-2 p.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$70   •   Class # 27135: REGISTER ONLINE

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two women playing bridgeContract Bridge for Beginners

Robert Fornes, Bridge Instructor

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.

Wed., March 7-April 18   •   10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(No class March 14)

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$90   •   Class # 27119: REGISTER ONLINE

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Bridge for Intermediates

Robert Fornes, Bridge Instructor

Now that you are familiar with bridge bidding, it is time to sharpen your playing and bidding skills. Learn more about playing and defending in a trump or a no-trump contract, and clarify many complex bidding issues.
This course is open to all who have completed the "Contract Bridge for Beginners" class and all others who are comfortable with bidding.

Wed., March 7-April 18   •   1-3 p.m.

(No class March 14)

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$90   •   Class # 27120: REGISTER ONLINE

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Bridge Playing Group

Group Leader: Robert Fornes

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

Last Tues. of the month, Feb. 27-June 2, 3-5:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$25   •   Class # 26978: REGISTER ONLINE

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textBasic Tap Dance 

Melissa Hinz, Dance Instructor

Learn how to make music with your feet. Tap dancing can benefit balance and rhythm, and strengthen the brain-to-body connection. Tap shoes are not required, but encouraged. The best alternative to tap shoes is clean closed-toe shoes with little to no tread on the bottom. No prior tap experience necessary.

OPTION 1: Fri., Feb. 2-March 9   •   10:30-11:30 a.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$60   •   Class # 27168: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Fri., April 6-May 11   •   10:30-11:30 a.m.

Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education

$60   •   Class # 27169: REGISTER ONLINE

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Ballet for Adults

Nancy Call, Former Professional Ballet Dancer

Step into the beautiful world of ballet and walk out with grace, good posture, and a toned body. Appreciate the wonderful benefits of musicality, flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance. 

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.

OPTION 1: Tues.,Feb. 6-March 13

10:30 a.m.-noon   •   Trillium Dance Studios, Arcata

$90   •   Class # 27170: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 1A: Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 6-March 15

10:30 a.m.-noon   •   Trillium Dance Studios, Arcata

$160   •   Class # 27171: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Tues., March 20-April 24

10:30 a.m.-noon   •   Trillium Dance Studios, Arcata

$90   •   Class # 27172: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2A: Tues. & Thurs., March 20-April 26

10:30 a.m.-noon   •   Trillium Dance Studios, Arcata

$160   •   Class # 27173: REGISTER ONLINE

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man and woman playing pickleballBeginning Pickleball: Skills & Drills

Jerry Saner, Pickleball Instructor

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

OPTION 1: Sun., Feb. 11-25   •   10 a.m.-noon

HSU campus: Forbes Complex East Gym

$55   •   Class # 27006: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 2: Sun. March 4-25  •   10 a.m.-noon

HSU campus: Forbes Complex East Gym

$65   •   Class # 27007: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION 3: Sun., April 8-29  •   10 a.m.-noon

HSU campus: Forbes Complex East Gym

$65   •   Class # 27008: REGISTER ONLINE

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kayakers on the bayRecreational Kayaking

Mike Zeppegno & Larry Buwalda, Guides

Focus on everything you need to know for a safe fun adventure on Humboldt Bay. The class will discuss safety issues, equipment, types of kayaks, places to paddle, and what to wear. This is a great way to feel comfortable and confident about the sport before your first kayaking lesson. 

Tues., April 17  •   9:30- 11:30 a.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Free to OLLI members only  •   Class # 27143: CALL 707-826-3731 TO REGISTER

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Recreational Kayaking 101

Mike Zeppegno & Larry Buwalda, Guides

This on-water class is taught by experienced and professional instructors that will give you the skills and confidence to be able to explore some of it on your own. Instructors will cover boat handling, improved paddling efficiency, tides, currents, weather and water safety considerations.

Thurs., April 19   •   9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   Class # 27144: REGISTER ONLINE

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Recreational Kayaking 102

Mike Zeppegno & Larry Buwalda, Guides

Experienced and professional instructors will continue to build on boat handling, paddling efficiency, and safety techniques. Instructors will also introduce and demonstrate intermediate techniques such as self and assisted rescues, channel traffic, signals, and more advanced paddle strokes.

Tues., April 24  •   9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   Class # 27145: REGISTER ONLINE

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Recreational Kayaking Humboldt Bay Tour

Mike Zeppegno & Larry Buwalda, Guides

The North Coast has some of the most scenic and pristine waterways from Humboldt Bay to the local lagoons, and river estuaries for recreational kayaking. Utilize the high tide to go around Woodley Island, and explore some of the waterways on Indian Island. Open to all with previous experience required or guide approval.

Thurs., April 26   •   9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60   •   Class # 27146: REGISTER ONLINE

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The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

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

Introduction to Herbs

Marina Gomes, Instructor

Learn various ways of healing with medicinal plants, including tips and techniques for making herbal preparations, with samples to take home. 

Wed., Jan. 31-April 11 (no class March 14)   •   2-4 p.m. 

HSU Campus: CCAT 

$75   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

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

Green Building

Austin Anderson, Instructor

Try your hand at building with natural materials, including cob, slip-wool, and papercrete, as you discover new alternatives to sustainable residential design. 

Fri., Feb. 2-May 4 (no class March 16)   •   1-3 p.m. 

HSU Campus: CCAT 

$75   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

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

Urban Homesteading

Isabel Sanchez-Pacheco, Instructor

Explore various components of an urban homesteading system, including resource reduction, raising animals, edible landscaping, and more. 

Thurs., Feb. 1-May 3 (no class March 15)   •   1-3 p.m. 

HSU Campus: CCAT

$75   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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The following course IS offered through Extended Education.

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

students in CCAT gardenOrganic Gardening

Jenna Kelmser, Instructor

Learn how to plan, plant and harvest an organic garden of your own – one of the best ways to save money, eat healthy, create community, and live sustainably.

Mon., Feb. 19-April 30 (no class March 12)   •   1-3 p.m. 

HSU Campus: CCAT 

$75   •   This is an Extended Education course open to everyone. The non-member fee does not apply. Call 826-5880 to register.

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MIND & HEART

view of skyCreating Calm & Well Being in a Stressful World

Marilyn Montgomery, R.N.

Explore a few simple and fun mindfulness practices that create states of happiness and joy instead of worry. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience, learn how you can use your mind and your everyday experiences to promote well being, inner strength, and calmness in meeting the challenges of today's world. 

Wed., Feb. 21-March 14   •   2-4 p.m.

Trinidad Branch Library

$70   •   Class # 27176: REGISTER ONLINE 

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Brave Magic: Finding the Courage & Creativity to Go Marilyn MontgomeryBeyond Fear

Marilyn Montgomery, R.N.

Have fun as you shake off fear, get unstuck and start to enjoy discovering the hidden aspects of your soul. This one-of-a-kind workshop is an invitation to arm yourself with curiosity and turn it into creative action. Learn simple exercises and collage making as a way to uncover "hidden jewels" that are within each of us.

Mon., March 19   •   10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$40   •   Class # 27177: REGISTER ONLINE

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messy garageLightening Your Load: How to Let Go Of Your Stuff for Good

Louisa Rogers

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

Wed., April 4   •   2-4 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$30   •   Class # 27217: REGISTER ONLINE

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Soul Collage® Group

Group Leader: Lynn Marchand

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

Second Wed. of the month, Feb. 14-June 13
10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$15   •   Class # 26979: REGISTER ONLINE

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Friends of Jung

Group Leader: Barbara Clark

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

First Tues. of the month, Feb. 6-June 5, 10 a.m.-noon

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$15   •   Class # 26977: REGISTER ONLINE

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