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SUMMER 2015: OLLI Courses

OLLI members have first priority registration for courses. Anyone may register for an OLLI class; however, nonmembers must pay $25 additional fee per class. Up until the week before the course begins, nonmembers may be dropped from the course if space is limited and members wish to enroll.

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Course Title Day of Week Start Date
Horse Sense: Balancing Family Dynamics CANCELLED
Beyond the Lake in Blue Lake Su 7/12
Shakespeare Festival Trip: Antony and Cleopatra Su 7/19
Indian Cooking:  A Historical Journey of Culture & Nutrition M 6/08
Gentle Yoga 1 M 6/08
Soulful Yoga 1 M 6/08
Workshop on Library Services - Option 2 M 6/22
Gentle Yoga 2 M 7/06
Soulful Yoga 3 M 7/06
Learn to Draw Dramatic Light and Shadow M/W 7/13
Paris Then:  What A Time It Was!  T/Th 6/16
Learn to Draw T/Th 6/16
ISIS: What’s the Caliphate to California? T/Th 6/23
Shakespeare Festival: Antony and Cleopatra T/Th  7/14
Learn to Draw Birds T 7/14
Movement: Essential Foundation to Fitness T/Th 7/21
The Basics of the North Indian Meal FULL 6/15
Soulful Yoga 2 W 6/10
Discover the Salmon Pass Trail of the Headwaters Forest W 6/17
Advanced North Indian Meal 1 FULL 6/17
Animal Drawing at the Sequoia Park Zoo W 6/24
An Introduction to Becoming a Cottage Food Operator W 6/24
Advanced North Indian Meal 2 FULL 7/01
Genealogy 101 W 7/08
Soulful Yoga 4 W 7/08
Wines of the Loire W 7/22
No Bull! We're Going up the Creek Th/Sa 6/11
Amends: The Twelve Principles of Forgiveness CANCELLED  
Workshop on Library Services - Option 1 Th 6/18
Italian Reds Th 6/25
Photography Using an iPad, iPhone or Smartphone CANCELLED  
Riverwalking Th 7/16
The Ox-Bow Incident: Truth and Justice in the Old West Th 7/16
Genealogy Computer Lab Th 7/09
The Jonathan Lyons Family in the Bald Hills: 1860s to 1960s CANCELLED  
Good News! How the Media Worked to Restore Confidence F 6/19
The Armchair Traveler: Knowing the Unknown Coast Sa 6/27
Shakespeare Festival Trip:Much Ado About Nothing Sa 7/18
Eat Your Flowers! Sa 7/18
Let the Horse be Your Guide: Achieving Goals as we Age Sa 7/18
The Magic of Mary Poppins varies 7/25


Italian Reds

Italian wine labels can be difficult to decipher. This introductory class will focus on red wines from four distinct regions. Next time you peruse an Italian wine list or find yourself in the Italian wine retail aisle, you will be vastly more educated on common terminology, grape variety flavor and terroir profiles, and how to identify regionally specific red wines.

The class includes a lecture supported by a visual presentation followed by a formal tasting of four Italian red wines: Barolo, Barbaresco, Rosso di Montalcino and Nero d’Avola.

date .......... Thurs., June 25

time .......... 3:30-6 p.m.

fee .......... members $40/all others $65 (31257)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Pam Long has worked in the Sonoma County wine industry for the past decade. Areas of expertise include wine education, direct-to-consumer sales and hospitality management. Currently she is studying for her Master of Wine diploma through the Wines and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and writes a monthly wine column for the Mad River Union.

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Wines of the Loire

The lush Vallée de la Loire spans 170 miles from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the villages of Pouilly Fumé and Sancerre. This class is designed to introduce you to some of France’s most elegant and mineral-rich wines. From coastal vineyards producing lean, crisp Muscadet Sevre et Maine (not be confused with Muscat), to Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé, you will learn about the regional wines (white, red and sparkling) that are commonly imported from this major wine producing area of France.

The class includes a lecture supported by a visual presentation followed by a formal tasting of five Loire Valley wines including Crémant (sparkling), Muscadet-Sevre et Maine, Vouvray (Chenin Blanc), Chinon (Cabernet Franc), Sancerre (Sauvignon Blanc) and Pouilly Fumé (Sauvignon Blanc).

date .......... Wed., July 22

time .......... 3:30-6 p.m.

fee .......... members $40/all others $65(31258)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Pam Long: See biography under “Italian Reds.”

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DISCOVER INDIAN CUISINE

Learn how simple, quick and healthy Indian food can be. The OLLI Indian Cooking series demystifies Indian cooking, with a focus on the cuisine of the Northern region. With Meenal Rana.

Indian Cooking: A Historical Journey of Culture & Nutrition

Students will learn about the history and legacy of Indian spices, health and nutritional standards of Indian food, and medicinal values of Indian spices.

date .......... Mon., June 8

time .......... 5-7 p.m.

fee .......... members $30/all others $55(31259)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Basic & Advanced North Indian Meals

Explore the delicious depths and diversity of Indian cuisine with hands-on cooking classes. Participants will learn to cook basic and advanced north Indian meals.

The basic principles of cooking throughout the three classes will be built on each other. However, if you are joining the advanced meal classes without taking the basic meal class, you will still be able to learn the dishes. But it will be quicker to learn the advanced meal classes if you have taken the basic course.

Enjoy one or all three hands-on cooking classes. Each class will include demonstrations on how to prepare variations of a vegetable, lentil, rice, chapati, yogurt and chutney dishes.

All classes will take place at Redwood Acres in the Home Economics Building in Eureka.

The Basics of the North Indian Meal

date .......... BOTH SESSIONS ARE FULL: Wed., June 10 or Mon., June 15

time .......... 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Advanced North Indian Meal 1

date .......... THIS COURSE IS FULL: Wed., June 17

time .......... 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Advanced North Indian Meal 2

date .......... THIS COURSE IS FULL: Wed., July 1

time .......... 5:30-8:30 p.m.

fee .......... members $35/all others $60 (31262)


Meenal Rana grew up in the Northern region of India for almost the first three decades of her life. She fluently speaks Hindi and English – Hindi being her first language – and understands some Punjabi and Sanskrit. Meenal teaches in the HSU child development department and brings cultural and linguistic diversity to the classes that she teaches.

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Discover the Salmon Pass Trail of the Headwaters Forest

This ranger-led hike will cover redwood ecology, watershed restoration and the endangered species of the reserve. The Salmon Pass hike is 2 1/2 miles long and is a moderately strenuous 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.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, Wear walking shoes and bring a lunch and a drink.

Meet at Newburg Park in Fortuna.

date .......... Wed., June 17

time .......... 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

fee .......... members $10/all others $35 (31227)

place .......... Salmon Pass Trail, Headwaters Forest

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

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The Armchair Traveler: Knowing the Unknown Coast

The Tour of the Unknown Coast has long been a test of fortitude for type-A cyclists. We’ll let the type-B folks take the same tour – from the comfort of their OLLI armchairs!

Join us as we pass through such scenic and historic spots as flood-wracked Pepperwood, redwood-filled Bull Creek, and the beautiful Mattole River Valley. We’ll learn of the roadbuilders, tanbarkers, and homesteaders who were here long before the first bicycle race, and we’ll do it all without working up a sweat. With Jerry and Gisela Rohde.

date .......... Sat., June 27

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee .......... members $30/all others $55 (31242)

place .......... 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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The Jonathan Lyons Family in the Bald Hills: 1860s to 1960s

Learn and experience the history of the Jonathan and Amelia Lyons family, who successfully ranched over 4,000 acres in the Bald Hills for three generations, from the 1860s to the 1960s. Their story is a typical family ranching story in many ways, yet it is also unique. As a mixed race family, white and American Indian, the Lyons family achieved success in an era when life could be difficult for such families.

The course will begin with a media presentation followed by a field trip to the Lyons’ home place, Elder, in the Bald Hills of Redwood National and State Parks. We’ll explore the old Lyons horse barn, check out the two locations of Jonathan’s houses and see other existing outbuildings. Depending on the weather, the field trip will include the opportunity to eat lunch at the fire lookout on top of Schoolhouse Peak.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, Wear walking shoes and bring a lunch and a drink.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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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Beyond the Lake in Blue Lake

There is much more to Blue Lake than its one-time lake. Join Jerry and Gisela Rohde for a look at the drier parts of town as we stroll along its streets in pursuit of remnants of its past.

Observe Brizard’s Store with its exclusive railroad siding, examine the Arcata & Mad River train station that is now the Blue Lake Museum, and search for the main intersection in Scottsville, where pack trains headed towards either Hoopa or Trinity County. We’ll do it all in two hours of walking on nearly level streets – without once stepping into the lake.

The class will meet at the Blue Lake Museum in downtown Blue Lake. Students will need to walk about two miles on nearly level streets.

date .......... Sun., July 12

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee .......... members $30/all others $55 (31230)

place .......... Blue Lake Museum

Jerry & Gisela Rohde have walked, sauntered, hiked, backpacked, and cycled on many of the streets, roads, and trails of Humboldt County. They have written four books about what they’ve learned.

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Riverwalking

The residents of Humboldt County are lucky to be surrounded by many rivers and creeks: the Eel, Van Duzen, Trinity, Mad, Redwood, Salmon, Jacoby, and more. Many of us have a favorite swimming hole, so we know what a “pool” is. Or we’ve seen salmon spawning on the edge of a “riffle.” But there’s much more to rivers than just pools and riffles.

Learn how to see a river through a river scientist’s eyes. What are patches, clusters, large roughness elements, imbrication, sorting, and pebble counts? And how does this year’s drought affect river flows and processes? We will walk along the banks of Jolly Giant Creek and the Mad River to compare and contrast various features and processes in a small stream and large river. Our moderate hikes will be less than a half-mile long and no one will need to get their feet wet!

The class will meet for a brief overview of types of rivers and river processes. Then we will organize carpools and drive to several sites to explore both small and large channels and floodplains. We will have a picnic lunch on a gravel bar on the Mad River. No river wading is necessary—all hiking will be on dry ground.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Wear sturdy walking shoes, a sun hat and jacket. Bring water and lunch.

We will caravan using personal vehicles to several sites. The moderate hikes will be less than a half-mile long and no one needs to get wet.

date .......... Thurs., July 16

time .......... 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

fee .......... members $40/all others $65 (31229)

place .......... Harry Griffith Hall 117, HSU campus

Dr. Mary Ann Madej worked as a fluvial geomorphologist with the U.S. Department of Interior for 35 years, where she monitored river channel changes for decades. She has walked rivers in such diverse environments as Central and South America, Alaska, New Zealand, Japan, China, Italy, France, and Scotland. She is excited to share the river secrets that she’s discovered during this one-day field tour.

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No Bull! We’re Going Up the Creek

Join geologist Andre Lehre, naturalist Gisela Rohde and historian Jerry Rohde for an all-day van trip to the lower Bull Creek canyon, in the heart of Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The canyon was home to the Lolahnkok Indians, who were followed by ranchers, loggers, hikers, and tourists. Its unstable landscape was severely damaged by logging, forest fires, and the 1955 and 1964 floods. Today, the entire watershed is regenerating under the protection of the state park. We’ll see a prize-winning apple orchard, a flood-wrecked bridge remnant, giant redwoods, and more.

Be prepared to hike more than a mile on fairly level park trails and roads.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, Wear walking shoes and bring a lunch and a drink.

date/time/place .......... Thurs., June 11, 6-8 p.m.: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Sat., June 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: meet OLLI vans at Arcata Community Center

fee .......... members $75/all others $100 (31226)

The Rohdes teach as many OLLI courses as they can about Humboldt County’s human and natural history. They wrote the guidebook, Humboldt Redwoods State Park: The Complete Guide.

Andre Lehre is Emeritus Professor of geology at HSU, where he has taught since 1981. A hydrologist and geomorphologist, he has wide experience introducing geology and hydrology to non-geologists. He currently teaches courses in geomorphology, field methods, hillslope processes, and river processes. In recent years he has become interested in local history and its relation to geology.

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Learn to Draw

Demystify the drawing process by simplifying it into achievable steps. Drawing is not a talent – it is a skill that everyone can learn.

More than just a collection of tricks, the course will introduce the fundamentals of good drawing in a fun, engaging, and accessible way.

Learn about line, light and shadow, proportion and three-dimensional shapes, the foundation to understanding how to draw anything. With Brent Eviston.

date .......... Tues. & Thurs., June 16-July 2

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

fee .......... members $100/all others $125 (31235)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Drawing has always been Brent Noel 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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Learn to Draw Dramatic Light & Shadow

This class will focus on how light and shadow create the illusion of three-dimensional form in drawing. With Brent Eviston.

Prerequisite: Must have taken previous class, “Learn to Draw."

date .......... Mon. & Wed., July 13-29

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

fee .......... members $100/all others $125 (31236)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Brent Eviston: See biography under “Learn to Draw.”

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Learn to Draw Birds

The Wildlife collection in the HSU Wildlife and Fisheries Building houses over 8,500 bird specimens with more than 900 birds on display.

Students will be taught the process of bird drawing from initial steps to adding colors and patterns. A wonderful way to prepare for bird drawing in the wild.

Try pairing this class with Animal Drawing at the Sequoia Park Zoo (listed on this page). With Brent Eviston.

date .......... Tues., July 14-28

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

fee .......... members $100/all others $125 (31237)

place .......... Wildlife Museum on HSU campus

Brent Eviston: See biography under “Learn to Draw.”

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Animal Drawing at the Sequoia Park Zoo

Learn to draw animals from life at the Sequoia Park Zoo.

Students will learn how to observe animals and draw them quickly. Tips and tricks of how to capture a pose even after the animal has moved and how to add texture to your drawing whether it be fur, feathers or scales.

Come enhance your drawing with this exciting workshop utilizing one of Eureka’s most treasured institutions.

Try pairing this workshop with "Learn to Draw Birds." Some drawing experience is encouraged, but not required. With Brent Eviston.

date .......... Wed., June 24

time .......... 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

fee .......... members $100/all others $125 (31238)

place .......... Sequoia Park Zoo

Brent Eviston: See biography under “Learn to Draw.”

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The Magic of Mary Poppins

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Humboldt Light Opera Company’s summer show, Mary Poppins! You’ll discover what’s involved in bringing a production to the stage -- where the real magic takes place!

Taking an idea from a book to a concept to a production is a fascinating process. You’ll learn about: Australian actress, journalist, and author P.L. Travers; how the director of Mary Poppins makes creative decisions; how production challenges are managed; and a cast member’s perspective on the production process.

A tour of HSU Van Duzer Theater, attending all or part of the first night of technical rehearsals (you won’t believe what you see!) and the dress rehearsal will provide insight into the production process. The course culminates with the opening night performance of Mary Poppins. A ticket for opening night is included in the course fee. With Tracey Barnes Priestley and Carol Ryder.

date/time .......... Sat., July 25, 10-11:30 a.m.

place .......... S.P.A.C.E., 92 Sunny Brae Center

date/time .......... Sun., July 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
                           Thurs., July 30, 7:30-10 p.m.
                           Fri., July 31 from 7:30-10 p.m.

place .......... HSU Van Duzer Theatre

fee .......... OLLI members $45/all others $70 (31233)

Tracey Barnes Priestley, M.A., is a life coach, writer, blogger. She’s even tried her hand at writing a play (A Lively Look at Life After Fifty). She began performing in community theater over 20 years ago and has a special interest in the process of transforming the written word into live theater. She is a cast member of HLOC’s Mary Poppins.

Carol Ryder holds a master’s degree in theater and is the artistic director of Humboldt Light Opera Company. During her career she has directed over 40 musical productions. Retired from the HSU Department of Music, she continues to teach voice at College of the Redwoods and privately. She is directing HLOC’s Mary Poppins.

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Photography Using an iPad, iPhone or Smartphone

Enjoy this short course on use of your iPhone, iPad or smartphone camera and apps that will assist in creation of “artistic” works, including Snapseed and Instagram. Course will cover basics of both apps, with ideas for taking portraits and more.

Bring a smart phone or other device. With Bob Doran.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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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Paris Then: What A Time It Was!

Let’s spend two afternoons talking about some of the significant aspects of the art and literary scene in Paris from the early 1900s through the 1920s.

We’ll touch on the salons that were a meeting-place for American writers in Paris. We’ll speak of the cafe scene and the lifestyles of “The Lost Generation,” including Hemingway and Fitzgerald, who lived in Paris in the ’20s.

Our visit will end with the circle of artists, composers, musicians and writers who made up the Parisian avant-garde.

Although absinthe won’t be served during our afternoon, we will transport ourselves back in time and imagine we are sitting together in a Left Bank cafe. With Bonnie Shand.

date .......... Tues. & Thurs., June 16 & 18

time .......... 1-4 p.m.

fee .......... members $50/all others $75 (31241)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Bonnie Shand, M.A., is a practicing and published poet and a visual artist. She has been an instructor with OLLI since 2009 and began teaching in 1983 through the Retirement College of Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Arizona. She continued to teach through Sonoma State University Extended Education and for 18 years to classes of dedicated older writers and readers at the Oakmont Retirement Community in Santa Rosa.

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Shakespeare Festival: Antony and Cleopatra

Join our discussion of what some claim is Shakespeare’s greatest Roman drama, The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. The play dramatizes the struggle between the arrogance of Rome and the hedonism of the East – regal lovers and their world “like the swan’s down-feather . . stands upon the swell at full tide, And neither way inclines.” With Tom Gage.

All OLLI members are invited to join the optional trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to see the performance of Antony and Cleopatra and/or Much Ado About Nothing (listed below).

date .......... Tues. & Thurs., July 14 & 16

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... members $45/all others $70 (31263)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Tom Gage: See biography under “Isis: What’s the Caliphate to California?”

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Shakespeare Festival Trip: Antony and Cleopatra

Come to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) to see the performance of Antony and Cleopatra. Tickets to the evening performance are included in the course fee. The fee does not include transportation or housing. For more OSF information: www.osfashland.org

date .......... Sun., July 19 (Register by June 19)

time .......... 8 p.m.-TBA

fee .......... members $55 (31265)

place .......... Ashland, Oregon

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Shakespeare Festival Trip: Much Ado About Nothing

Come to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) to see the performance of Much Ado About Nothing. Tickets to the evening performance are included in the course fee. The fee does not include transportation or housing.

For more OSF information: www.osfashland.org

date .......... Sat., July 18 (Register by June 19)

time .......... 8-10:45 p.m.

fee .......... members $55 (31264)

place .......... Ashland, Oregon

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The Ox-Bow Incident: Truth & Justice in the Old West

The Ox-Bow Incident is a thinking person’s Western. Filmed in 1942 by Hollywood great, William A. Wellman, it stars Henry Fonda who, as a young 14-year-old in Omaha, witnessed a hanging at one of the more than 20 race riots during the “Red Summer” in 1919.

Nominated in 1943 for Best Picture, The Ox-Bow Incident provides a timeless message, one which deserves frequent repeating accompanied by deep thought, appreciation and understanding: Mob mentality never renders a just verdict.

The film (75 mins.) will be preceded by a short presentation. Open discussion will follow. With Michael Cooley.

date .......... Thurs., July 16

time .......... 6-9 p.m.

fee .......... members $10/all others $35 (31240)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Michael Cooley has been actively engaged in genealogy for more than 35 years. He has taught several classes on the subject for OLLI and his given presentations in Oregon, Washington DC, and Salt Lake City. He earned a BA in history at HSU and is currently working on an MA 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. He has lived in Humboldt County since 2009.

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Genealogy 101

Learn how to do basic genealogical research. We’ll discuss the essential tools (paper forms, software and terminology), and look at the documents (wills, census records, etc.) that establish genealogical proofs.

We’ll briefly explore online resources and gain a basic understanding of genetic genealogy and its importance as a new tool set for the genealogist. With Michael Cooley.

date .......... Wed., July 8-22

time .......... 1-4 p.m.

fee .......... members $50/all others $75 (31266)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Michael Cooley: See biography under The Ox-Bow Incident: Truth and Justice in the Old West.”

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Genealogy Computer Lab

Learn how to use free online databases and search tools to maximum benefit. Taking the Genealogy 101 class is not required, but can serve as a complement to beginning genealogists.

The course is not designed as a genealogy how-to, but as a how-to on the use of free online databases and how to use searching to maximum benefit.

Please note: Your HSU username and password is required to use the lab computers. With Michael Cooley.

date .......... Thurs., July 9-23

time .......... 1-4 p.m.

fee .......... members $50/all others $75 (31267)

place .......... GH 215, HSU Campus

Michael Cooley: See biography under The Ox-Bow Incident: Truth and Justice in the Old West.”

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Amends: The Twelve Principles of Forgiveness

Let go of the past and create joy and peace in the present. Practicing forgiveness can lead to greater health, a sense of well-being, healthier relationships, and a spacious sense of being free from the past.

Engage in the process of writing, asking questions, shifting perceptions and learning to tell your story from a new perspective. With Sharon Ferrett.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Sharon K. Ferrett, PhD, has over 35 years in higher education as a college and university dean, director and professor. She is also a management consultant and a small business owner who brings a real-world perspective to her presentations and books: Peak Performance, Positive Attitudes at Work, Strategies: College and Career Success, and Getting and Keeping the Job You Want.

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Gentle Yoga

Learn the basic foundation, the use of props, correct alignment, conscious relaxed breathing and all of the basic stretches. With Patricia Starr.

Bring a blanket, mat and a water bottle. Some mats will be available.

Choose one or both sessions.

OPTION 1: Mon., June 8-22

time .......... 1-2:30 p.m.

fee .......... members $55/all others $80 (31243)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

OPTION 2: Mon., July 6-20

time .......... 1-2:30 p.m.

fee .......... members $55/all others $80 (31244)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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 38 years of training and practice and 24 years of teaching have brought Patricia to the here and-now of enjoying every moment with her students.

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Movement: Essential Foundation to Fitness

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. With Corey Jung.

date .......... Tues. & Thurs., July 21 & 23

time .......... 7-9 p.m.

fee .......... members $45/all others $70 (31249)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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

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Soulful Yoga

Setting a foundation in the feet, we will build awareness of alignment throughout the body. We will stretch, strengthen and increase balance. As we breathe, the mind calms and the heart is tuned. With Laurie Birdsall.

Choose one or more sessions:

OPTION 1 Mon., June 8-29

time .......... 9-10 a.m.

fee .......... members $65/all others $90 (31245)

place .......... Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education, 92 Sunny Brae Center

OPTION 2 Wed., June 10-July 1

time .......... 9-10 a.m.

fee .......... members $65/all others $90 (31246)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

OPTION 3 Mon., July 6-27 (no class July 13)

time .......... 9-10 a.m.

fee .......... members $55/all others $80 (31247)

place .......... Sunny Brae Performing Arts Center for Education, 92 Sunny Brae Center

OPTION 4 Wed., July 8-29 (no class July 15)

time .......... 9-10 a.m.

fee .......... members $55/all others $80 (31248)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Laurie Birdsall has been practicing yoga for 17 years and has a Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate through Yoga Alliance. Laurie loves to share the practice of yoga for its many benefits bringing greater awareness of the breath, body, heart and mind into the present moment.

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Horse Sense: Balancing Family Dynamics

Horses are herd animals who rely on one another for safety and comfort. In this course, interactions with horses provide the opportunity to work on dynamics related to our relationships.

Develop an awareness of the flexible and adaptable roles we play within our own “herd,” and how each individual role gives the family structure, strength and harmony.

Examples may include learning to let go, taking on a caregiver role, or accepting a new family member.

No horse experience is necessary. With Terri Jennings and Vikki Bernstein.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Terri Jennings, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist. She has worked in the field of psychology for 20 years. During graduate school, Dr. Jennings rekindled her love of horses at a local barn. There she learned how transformative horses can be and decided to combine her psychological training with her love of horses. Dr. Jennings founded Healing Strides Psychotherapy, Inc. in Humboldt County.

Vikki Bernstein graduated from Antioch University with a degree in Counseling; Specialization in Criminology. She has been working in the Human Services field for over 35 years. As founder of Redwood Equine Partners, she has had the opportunity to offer Equine Assisted Growth to individuals, couples, and organizations for 15 years.

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Let the Horse Be Your Guide: Achieving Goals as We Age

Join our herd to address goal setting in later life and discover ways to overcome the obstacles that you think might be in your way. Participants will interact with each other and horses, using exercises designed to provide renewed motivation and insight into the potential obstacles that stop us from achieving our goals.

No horse experience is necessary. With Vikki Bernstein and Terri Jennings.

date .......... Sat., July 18

time .......... 9-12:30 p.m.

fee .......... members $60/all others $85 (31254)

place .......... Healing Strides, Arcata

Terri Jennings: See biography below under "Horse Sense."

Vikki Bernstein: See biography below under "Horse Sense."

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An Introduction to Becoming a Cottage Food Operator

If you have been dreaming of turning your kitchen into a source of extra income, the new Cottage Food law might just be your dream come true! This class will give you the basics to determine if this is the right route for you. With Doris Hicks.

date .......... Wed., June 24

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... members $30/all others $55 (31255)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Doris Hicks is a Class A Cottage Food Operator. She combines two of her passions, baking and her gardening, by developing interesting ways to use herbs in baked goods. She designs wreaths and other natural home decor using herbs and flowers from her garden, roadsides, and yards (with permission of course).

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Eat Your Flowers!

From peppery to spicy, mildly sweet to bitter, flowers can be a delightful addition to your dinner table or favorite dessert.

Learn what flowers you can safely eat in your own garden, potential plants you might want to start growing, and how to use flowers creatively in your daily life.

Let’s go beyond the boring bouquet. With Doris Hicks.

date .......... Sat., July 18

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... members $30/all others $55 (31256)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Doris Hicks: See biography under “An Introduction to Becoming a Cottage Food Operator.”

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Workshop on Library Services

OLLI member benefits include use of the Humboldt State University Library. Join HSU librarians for a tour of the library and to learn about its collections, services, and personnel.

Topics include: Computer Lab use, understanding call numbers, finding scholarly articles, using eBooks, navigating the website, and using research guides.

OPTION 1 with Katie La Sala:

date .......... Thurs., June 18

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee .......... members $5/all others $30 (31252)

place .......... HSU Library

OPTION 2 with Carly Marino:

date .......... Mon., June 22

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... members $5/all others $30 (31253)

place .......... HSU Library

Katie LaSala is an HSU reference librarian in Special Collections. She received an undergraduate degree from HSU in history and a MLIS degree from San Jose State University with specializations in both technology and archival studies. Katie is also a board member of the Trinidad Museum.

Carly Marino is an HSU reference librarian in Special Collections. Her research focuses on the Humboldt County Pamphlet Collection, local newspapers, and primary source audio visual material. She holds an MLIS in archival studies, an MA in cinema and television studies, and is a certified archivist. She also serves on both the Clarke Museum and Eureka Theater board of directors.

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Good News! How the Media Worked to Restore Confidence

Join Mac McClary for a review of ethical issues in journalism. Discuss issues such as how the news media can improve performance in areas such as sensationalism, coverage and bias. Media credibility will be the primary focus of the course.

date .......... Fri., June 19 & 26

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... members $30/all others $55 (31231)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

MacLyn McClary was a daily newspaper reporter and news editor in Los Angeles before joining the faculty at HSU in 1967. His publications emphasize media ethics and media history.

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ISIS: What’s the Caliphate to California?

Do you want to learn more about ISIS from today’s headlines? Join this discussion of the emerging threat of the ISIS becoming ISIL, its destabilization of the Levant, and the threat to Homeland Security. Topics include origins, destabilizing borders, and reliability of reported information upon what is happening, what has happened, and what happens in a region that spawned the three Abrahamic religions.

These sessions will address origins of ISIS; Americans’ concerns for safety and peace in the Middle East; the extent to which ISIS represents Islam; key countries as players, particularly Turkey and Syria; reliability of reporting; Turkey’s ambiguous support of fellow NATO members’ engagement in the conflict; social media narrow-casting to audiences whose agency from without may trigger participation within; and exaggerated binary concepts that muddle analysis: Sunna/Shia, religion/secularism, “good guy/bad guy,” and the validity of sectarianism as a point of entry into these matters.

date .......... Tues. & Thurs., June 23-July 2

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... members $55/all others $80 (31232)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Before Tom Gage’s half-century career in education, he traveled the Levant. During his 1983-84 Fulbright at the University of Aleppo, he spent time in Ar Raqqua, now the primary base of ISIS. A career peace activist, he has taught and organized international programs, led academic seminars in the Aegean, around Europe, and China.

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