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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a community of learners age 50 and better. PLEASE JOIN US! FALL

SAT., AUGUST 11 1-3 p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

• Meet OLLI Faculty • Register for Fall Classes • Purchase discounted Blues by the Bay tickets

Have you joined OLLI yet? For a $35 annual fee (Aug. 1-July 31), OLLI members enjoy benefits including discounts and priority registration for OLLI classes, HSU student ID card, bookstore, library and computer privileges, the opportunity to purchase a Jack Pass and a pass for the HSU Student Recreation Center. However, the value of membership goes beyond these benefits; an OLLI membership is an investment in a future filled with opportunities for civic and academic engagement, personal growth, and fun. Become an OLLI member today!

Join or renew today: Call (707) 826-5880 OLLI at HSU


DATES TO REMEMBER Aug. 1 �������������� New OLLI membership year begins: REMEMBER TO RENEW! Aug. 11 �������������Fall Open House Sept. 1 & 2 ������ Blues By the Bay (see page 9) Oct. 5 �������������� Deadline for Spring 2013 course proposals Oct. 6 �������������� Pastels on the Plaza Mid Dec. ��������� SPRING OLLI course bulletins in the mail

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ART...............................................................19, 30, 38 COMMUNITY........................... 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 41

The Inside Scoop:

OLLI at HSU From Sheila Rocker Heppe, OLLI Director

CULINARY.............................................................. 34 FILM........................................................................... 31 GLOBAL & CIVIC ISSUES......................... 38, 39 HEALTH............................21, 22, 14, 15, 16, 18, 32 HISTORY........ 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 32, 33, 35, 38, 39

It is time to join OLLI at HSU. Please take a moment to renew your membership today by calling the OLLI office (826-5880) or visiting the OLLI website (

LITERATURE/POETRY.........15, 30, 31, 32, 33

We are excited to present a sensational slate of fall OLLI classes. I hope many of you will take advantage of the special OLLI discounted price for Blues by the Bay this year (see page 6).

SCIENCE/MATH....................... 18, 30, 31, 35, 36

On Sat., Oct. 6, look for the OLLI square at Pastels on the Plaza; it is a terrific community event. The beautiful butterfly displayed in the photo was created by OLLI member Kim King last year. We would like to invite all OLLI members to join us for a new Wednesday brown bag gathering. Along with The Art of Living, we are adding Creating Community Assets, a discussion of “creation stories” about groups that add value to our community (page 40). Many thanks to the Friends of OLLI. To find out more about this group and their mission for OLLI, please see page 33.

MUSIC..................................................................... 8, 9 PRACTICAL SKILLS....................................23, 40 SELF.................20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 40 TRAVEL/FIELD TRIPS....... 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 36 WRITING...............................15, 20, 21, 29, 36, 30

OLLI Member Discounts With an annual OLLI membership, one can purchase a discounted Jack Pass for unlimited access on AMRTS, Redwood Transit and Eureka Transit System buses. Also, access to the HSU Student Recreation Center is available to OLLI members at a discount. Below are the current rates.

JACK PASS: FALL 2012...................................$60

We will launch the OLLI e-newsletter this fall. If you would like to receive e-mail with OLLI information and notification of special events, subscribe online at

Available July 23 with HSU ID card and proof of fall registration. (Fall 2012 Jack Pass is valid from Aug. 5Dec. 22, 2012.) Purchase it at the HSU Cashier’s office.

We also feature upcoming classes and share OLLI information with our Friends on Facebook. Please “like” OLLI at


Hope to see you in an OLLI class!

Fee is per semester. Passes may be purchased at the Student Recreation Center. Call 826-4197 for hours. OLLI members may also purchase a 10-swim pass for $45 at the Cashier’s Office.


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COURSES: FALL 2012 Courses are listed by day of the week, then chronologically. Course descriptions begin on page 8.

OLLI members have first priority to register for courses. (Courses will be open to non-members two weeks prior to course starting date.) √ Registration form on page 3


Fossils & Evolution of Life Pathways to Health Gentle Yoga 1 Gentle Yoga 2 Tai Chi for Everyone Managing your Estate: Overview Managing your Estate: Trusts


Surrealism & Realism Gentle Yoga 1 (Timber Ridge) Writing your Life Shining a Light Hearing the Other Films of William Wyler Einstein & Beyond Gentle Yoga 2 (Timber Ridge) Universal Word Card Deck Spirituality vs. Psychosis Take the Train Creative Journal Writing Leaving a Legacy

Aug. 20, 27, Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1 Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8 Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5 Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19 Oct. 29 & Nov. 5 Dec. 3

10 a.m.-noon 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1:30-3 p.m. 1:30-3 p.m. 3-4:30 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

p. 36 p. 22 p. 26 p. 26 p. 25 p. 23 p. 23

Sept. 4 & 11 Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9 Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16 Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16 Sept. 18, Oct. 2, 9, 16 Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 Oct. 9, 16, 23 Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 & 13 Dec. 4

6-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 1-3 p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 10-11 a.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 5:30-8 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-5 p.m.

p. 30 p. 21 p. 20 p. 28 p. 32 p. 31 p. 30 p. 21 p. 31 p. 29 p. 37 p. 36 p. 20

6-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon Noon-2 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon Noon-1:30 p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 5-6:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m.-noon 1-3 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 4-6 p.m. 1-3 p.m.

p. 29 p. 30 p. 41 p. 9 p. 35 p. 40 p. 38 p. 20 p. 24 p. 40 p. 19 p. 29 p. 33


Community of Writers Speak Up! Communication Skills Creating Community Assets Blues by the Bay Instruments for Navigation Art of Living Photographing People Pass the Blessings Pilates Plus Bridge for Beginners Fingerpainting on your iPad Writing Memoir Book Lovers: Jane Austen

Aug. 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19 Aug. 29 & Sept. 5 Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 31, Nov. 28 Aug. 29 Sept. 5, 12, 19 Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3 Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14 Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Dec. 5



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Presidential Elections Three Ancient Mysteries Practicing Compassion Forefathers of Evolution

Oct. 17, 18 (Thurs.), Nov. 7 Nov. 7, 14, 28 Nov. 7 & 14 Nov. 14, 28, Dec. 5, 12

4-6 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3-5 p.m.

p. 39 p. 32 p. 27 p. 35

Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4 Sept. 6 & 8 (Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4 Sept. 20, Oct. 4, 11, 18 Oct. 11, 18, 25 Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 & 20 (Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15 Nov. 1 & 8 Nov. 1 & 3 (Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Nov. 8 & 15 Nov. 8 Dec. 6

3:30-5:30 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 6-8 p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 1-3 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

p. 19 p. 14 p. 21 p. 27 p. 31 p. 38 p. 15 p. 34 p. 14 p. 19 p. 21 p. 12 p. 25 p. 16 p.37

Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 19, 26 Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 Sept. 28 Oct. 5, 12, 19 Oct. 5 & 12 Oct. 5 & 6 (Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Oct. 12 & 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 30

1-2:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 9 a.m.-noon 1-3 p.m. 5:30-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 10 a.m.-noon 6:30-7:30 p.m.

p. 24 p. 13 p. 34 p. 16 p. 24 p. 11 p. 38 p. 22 p. 8

Sept. 8, 15, 22 Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 13 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 & 13 Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17 Oct. 27 Nov. 3, 10, 17 Nov. 17 Dec. 1 & 8 Dec. 8 Dec. 15

1-3 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 1-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 10 a.m.-noon 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 1-3 p.m.

p. 36 p. 13 p. 10 p. 15 p. 12 p. 13 p. 15 p. 18 p. 39 p. 18 p. 11

Sept. 30 Dec. 9

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

p. 10 p. 8

THURSDAY Drawing Basics Redwood Field Experience Writing Memoir (Timber Ridge) Next 50 Years Classical Mythology 2012 & the End of the Ages Weaving Great Tales Champagne & Sparkling Wine Friendly Fire Botanical Drawing Seeking Balance (Timber Ridge) Mushroom Walk Way of Wellness Gardening for Wildlife Tour of Southern Africa

FRIDAY Resistance Training Madaket Tour Vineyard to Glass The Zoo & You Seeking Balance Samoa Tour Elections: Media as Watchdog St. Joseph Hospital Tour Conductor’s Notes

SATURDAY Writing for Children Genealogy Armchair Traveler North Coast Folktales Local Museum Tour Ferndale Cemetery Tour Share a Story North Coast Weather: Session 1 Kingdom of Kush North Coast Weather: Session 2 North Coast Logging

SUNDAY Old Town Eureka Walking Tour Conductor’s Notes


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HSU Music Dept. presents

CONDUCTOR’S NOTES Join your friends at OLLI for either or both concerts to be presented by the Humboldt State University Symphonic Band and the Humboldt Symphony (joined by the University Singers and Humboldt Chorale). Preceding each concert will be a lecture by Dr. Paul Cummings, who will explore composers’ lives, inspirational sources, connections with literature, historical events and other art forms. Intended for all levels of musical experience and knowledge, the lectures will guide listeners through easy-to-hear elements such as tempo (speed) and dynamics (loudness), and also through subtle nuances of texture and harmony. The course will demystify classical music so that the listening experience is richer and more enjoyable. Each course fee includes a free ticket to the concert by the Symphonic Band on Friday, Nov. 30, or the concert by the Humboldt Symphony on Sunday, Dec. 9. Choose one or both sessions taught by Dr. Paul Cummings: SESSION 1: Symphonic Band Concert date Fri., Nov. 30 time 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Concert at 8 p.m.) fee/members $20/nonmembers $45 (47200) place Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU SESSION 2: Humboldt Symphony Concert date Sun., Dec. 9 time 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Concert at 8 p.m.) fee/members $25/nonmembers $50 (47201) place Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU Paul Cummings is an associate professor of music at Humboldt State University, where he has taught since 2005. He has been a music educator in public schools since 1974. He holds a master’s degree in music history from San Francisco State University and a doctor of musical arts degree in music education from the University of Oregon. Paul conducts the HSU Symphonic Band and the Humboldt Symphony.



Concerts start at 8 p.m. except where noted. TICKETS: FRH: 2 weeks prior to event at HSU Ticket Office or, if available, at the door (except RJA). JVD: HSU Ticket Office, The Works in Eureka/Arcata, or at the door. Students must show ID to get in free to some events. RJA tickets: The Works, Peoples Records, Missing Link Records RJA Redwood Jazz Alliance FRH Fulkerson Recital Hall JVD John Van Duzer Theater a Adult admission c Child admission s Seniors admission st Student admission

Student recital dates for fall semester should be available in late September.


Welcome Concert (5 p.m.) RJA: John Abercrombie Organ Trio Young-Huan Cho, piano

a $8, cs $3, st $3 Contact RJA a $8, cs $3, st $3

OCTOBER 13 20 27 27

Sa Sa Sa Sa

FRH Cindy Moyer/Daniela Mineva FRH Symphonic Band/Jazz Orchestra Music Dept. at Morris Graves Museum (2 p.m.) FRH Humboldt Symphony

a $8, cs $3, st $3 a $7, cs $3, st free Free or donation a $7, cs $3, st free

NOVEMBER 2-3 F FRH 4 Su FRH 8 Th FRH 9 F FRH 10 Sa FRH 11 Su FRH 30 F FRH

Opera Workshop Composers Concert (7 p.m.) Jazz Combos Guitar Ensemble Brass Band Concerto/Aria Competition (2 p.m.) Symphonic Band (OLLI class offered: See info at left)

a $7, cs $3, st free Free a $7, cs $3, st free a $7, cs $3, st free a $7, cs $3, st free Free a $7, cs $3, st free


Percussion Ensemble/Calypso Band Madrigal/Mad River Transit Singers Composer’s Read-through AM Jazz Band Symphony/University Singers Jazz Orchestra Symphony/University Singers (OLLI class offered: See info at left)

a $7, cs $3, st $3 a $7, cs $3, st free Free a $7, cs $3, st free a $7, cs $3, st free a $7, cs $3, st free a $7, cs $3, st free

For a more detailed and up-to-date schedule, visit: Music Dept. Blog: Concert line:


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FALL 2012 Hurts So Good: BLUES BY THE BAY Blues is true American roots music. Growing out of a tradition of despair, it is one of the most uplifting and exciting musical genres in the world. Come get an overview of this progression presented by long time music aficionado and writer of “The Hum” in the North Coast Journal, Bob Doran. In preparation for Humboldt’s own Blues by the Bay, Bob will emphasize the artists performing at this year’s festival on Labor Day weekend. Join us to gain insight on these performers and their backstories, and get your groove going at this musical preview of the upcoming weekend. date Wed., Aug. 29 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (47202) place HBAC instr Bob Doran Bob Doran is the music columnist and the arts and culture editor for the North Coast Journal. He has attended every Blues by the Bay since its beginning.


Blues by the the Bay by

Discounted Tickets Tickets Discounted for OLLI OLLI Members Members for

Redwood Coast Music Festivals invites all OLLI members to attend the 16th Annual Blues by the Bay, Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 and 2, at Halvorsen Park in Eureka. When you renew your OLLI at HSU membership for 20122013, you may purchase a discounted ticket at the Office of Extended Education (Student Business Services Building 211, HSU) or by mail. The discounted price is $65 for an All Event Ticket (both days — a $30 savings) or $45 for a single day ticket (save $10). Make checks payable to RCMF and write OLLI on the memo line. Mail your check to: OLLI at HSU Office of Distance & Extended Education 1 Harpst Street Arcata, CA 95521 Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and your tickets will be mailed to you. Payment must be received by Aug. 11 to take advantage of this special discounted price. You may also purchase tickets with your current OLLI membership at the OLLI Open House on Aug. 11, which will be the last opportunity to get these discounted tickets. If you have questions, please call Lynn at 443-9106. For more information about Blues by the Bay, visit

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FALL 2012 The Armchair Traveler:

EULOGIZING EUREKA The Armchair Traveler sticks close to home this semester, traveling the streets, alleys, and wharves of Eureka and its environs. We’ll commemorate bygone HOTEL STERLING, SECOND AND C STREETS, EUREKA, 1949. (COURTESY HUMBOLDT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY) buildings, relive raffish escapades, and examine the steady transformation of the city’s landscape during a two-hour trip filled with PowerPoint images. You’ll learn where author Jack London landed on a bar room floor, reconnoiter the racetrack built on a sawdust-filled slough, and see the Eureka law office that was meant to subvert the Supreme Court. Eureka is particularly distinctive for its architectural legacy The superb photos of Lloyd Stine will help us document from the 19th and early 20th centuries. This class will the destruction of much of Victorian-era Eureka, which concentrate upon the National Registry Historic District seemed to have a massively ornate hotel on every block. from C to M Street. Most of the designated Eureka Historical Landmarks will be viewed, and an extensive “photo All this and more will be seen from your companion” will be provided to compare and contrast scenes personal OLLI armchair, the ultimate vehicle for along the way. Among the buildings to be entered are the 1892 thrilling travel through space and time. Ingomar Theater, the Buhne Building and the Pink Lady. date Sat., Sept. 29 Participants will walk a total of 25 blocks. time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (47203) This class includes a field trip. All participants will be place HBAC required to complete a release of liability form (see page instr Jerry and Gisela Rohde 3). Wear sturdy shoes and dress for unpredictable weather. date Sun., Sept. 30 Jerry and Gisela Rohde offer OLLI courses, including the time 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Armchair Traveler, every semester. They have co-authored fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (47206) three guidebooks to the local area and often leave their place HBAC armchairs to explore Humboldt County by car or on foot. instr Raymond Hillman

OLD TOWN EUREKA: Architectural History Walk

Ray Hillman is a UC Berkeley graduate and a regional history instructor at College of the Redwoods. He is also an independent scholar specializing in architecture and historical preservation.



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FALL 2012 Bringing Down the Big Sticks:

OLD-TIME NORTH COAST LOGGING From whistle punks to rigging slingers, from skid roads to steam donkeys – the lexicon of old-time logging is filled with terms waiting to be made manifest. This PowerPoint presentation will do just that, linking name with image as aging postcards and photographs appear on screen to bring back the vanished era of “big stick” timber cutting. You’ll see choppers perched on rickety scaffolding high above the ground as they spend a week of axe-work felling a single redwood. You’ll view stationary steam engines and smoke-belching locomotives hauling huge logs from the woods. You’ll study mill structures made to reduce giant redwoods into stacks of lumber awaiting transport to the far corners of the earth. And you’ll hear the stories of the men, machines, and machinations that removed over 95% of the old-growth forest in an eyeblink of eternity. It was the greatest and most destructive logging show on earth, revived a century after it reached its peak, by this two-hour presentation. date Sat., Dec. 15 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (47205) place HBAC instr Jerry and Gisela Rohde Jerry and Gisela Rohde have offered programs about Humboldt County’s human and natural history for 20 years. They have hiked, biked and driven through many redwood forests, but have only logged spruce, fir and alder.



SAMOA: Past, Present &

Future of an Old Company Town Join us for a thorough study of Samoa, a town with an intriguing name and a compelling history. Learn of Samoa’s brief role as a resort community, how it turned in to a lumber company town and the individuals and companies that guided its growth. On Friday attend a lecture illustrated with historic photographs and artifacts, followed by a four-hour field trip on Saturday to the community of Samoa. We will explore the community street by street in a one-hour walk followed by a lecture and lunch break. Lunch at the Samoa Cookhouse is included in the course fees. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 3). Wear sturdy shoes and dress for unpredictable weather. date Fri./Sat., Oct. 5-6 time Fri. 5:30-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47273) place HBAC/Samoa instr Raymond Hillman Ray Hillman is a UC Berkeley graduate and a regional history instructor at College of the Redwoods. He is also an independent scholar specializing in architecture and historical preservation.

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FALL 2012 Housing Humboldt History: An Insider’s Look at


The richness of Humboldt County’s history is preserved and displayed at several outstanding venues. We’ll visit four of them within a half-hour’s drive from Humboldt Bay. The directors and staffs of the Blue Lake, Ferndale, Fortuna Depot, and Trinidad museums will conduct tours of their respective facilities, providing details about the displays, offering snippets of local lore, and explaining how collections are acquired and maintained. You’ll see renowned collections of Indian basketry, examine the interiors of two former train stations, and study the controlled confusion of an early day telephone switchboard. You’ll get your bearings at an introductory presentation provided by local historian Jerry Rohde. Class members will drive or carpool to each location. Oct. 20: Tales of Four Towns: An introduction to the history of Blue Lake, Ferndale, Fortuna, and Trinidad, presented by Jerry Rohde. Oct. 27: Ferndale Museum tour conducted by Don Anderson, museum director.

Nov. 3: Blue Lake Museum tour conducted by Cynthia Gourley-Bagwell, museum curator. Nov. 10: Fortuna Depot Museum tour conducted by Alex Service, museum director. Nov. 17: Trinidad Museum tour conducted by Patti Fleschner, museum society president. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 3). Wear sturdy shoes and dress for unpredictable weather. date Sat., Oct. 20-Nov. 17 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47207) place HBAC instr Jerry Rohde Jerry Rohde has taught HSU OLLI classes since the beginning. He has co-authored four guidebooks to the local area and is now writing a geographical history of Humboldt County.

MUSHROOM WALK Enjoy a fun hike in the Pacific rain forest near Fern Canyon, where we will identify various mushrooms. Fall is the perfect time of year for identifying Humboldt’s broad variety of very tasty, beautiful and strange-looking fungi, including poisonous ones! We will take vans (rain or shine) to this beautiful rain forest where Roosevelt Elk, bear, and deer love to roam. Unfortunately, mushroom picking is not allowed in the park. Participants should be in reasonable physical condition for this day-long trip. There will be a minimum of four rest stops in addition to lunch. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, wear good shoes, and bring lunch and a drink.



Recommended text: Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora date Thurs./Sat., Nov. 1 & 3 time Thurs. 6-7:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. fee/members $70/nonmembers $95 (47253) place HBAC/van to Fern Canyon instr Dick Wild Dick Wild has been a trip leader, mushroom aficionado and member of the Mycological Society since 1972. He has identified and eaten over 70 varieties. He has picked mushrooms in Northern California, Montana, Colorado and Southern Germany in the Black Forest.

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FALL 2012 Walking Tour of the

FERNDALE CEMETERY Join us for a morning walk in the Ferndale Cemetery. Led by Ferndale Museum volunteer, Ann Roberts, the tour will include tales of the folks resting on that beautiful hillside. You will hear the stories of local Indians, settlers, Confederate soldiers, drowning victims, crimes of passion, and Ferndale families. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for unpredictable weather. date Sat., Oct. 27 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $20/nonmembers $45 (47208) place Meet at the Ferndale Cemetery instr Ann Roberts

GENEALOGY & Family History

Who are you? Yes, you are an individual, but you are also the sum of various parts of your past. Discover the tools that will help you learn more about your forebears. Learn how to obtain military pension records, cemetery records, marriage, birth and death records. Discover what information can be gleaned from wills, tax lists, deeds and land bounty records. What can you expect to find at county archives and historical societies? Who has already done genealogical research on your family? Make your ancestors’ lives part of your life by participating in the discovery of your family roots. Learn something of the joys and sorrows of your forbears, and the sacrifices they made. They earned and deserve your recognition. date Sat., Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 13 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (47217) place HBAC instr Michael Cooley Michael Cooley has researched genealogy for more than 30 years. He published the National Queries Forum for five years. He is presently the 2nd VP of the Cooley Family Association of America (CFAA), the administrator of the Eldridge DNA Project, and the president of the Genealogy Club of Humboldt State University.


MADAKET Historical Tour of Humboldt Bay Enjoy a unique experience of the Humboldt Bay. The first and third class meetings will take place at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center for historical perspectives and insights. During the second and fourth weeks, we will explore the Humboldt Bay from aboard the Madaket. For OLLI The Madaket is the last survivor of seven MEMBERS original ferries that transported mill ONLY workers and families around Humboldt Bay. Built in 1909, launched in 1910 and refurbished in 1989, she remains as a reminder of Eureka’s bustling waterfront era. The completion of the Samoa bridge in 1971 put the ferry service out of business. The Madaket continues to be the oldest vessel in continuous service in the United States, boasts the smallest licensed bar in the state, and is a California historic vessel. OLLI members only: Space in this class is limited to 30. Please register early to secure enrollment. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form at the first class meeting. date Fri., Sept. 7-28 time 11 a.m.-1 p.m. fee/members $80 (47204) place HBAC instr Leroy Zerlang


Leroy and Dalene Zerlang own the Madaket. Dalene coordinates all programs and tours. Leroy is a captain on the Brusco tug and barge, is the executive director of the Humboldt Maritime Museum, and is the owner of the oldest ways on Humboldt Bay.

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The History & Role of Fire in Redwood National Park Join Ranger Jim Wheeler and Prescribed Fire Manager John McClelland for a presentation and discussion of the role of prescribed fire in maintaining both historical landscapes and native plant communities in Redwood National Park (RNP). The American Indian tradition of managing plant communities with fire has contributed to the cherished American landscape. Most native plants in the RNP are well adapted to fire. However, a century of fire suppression has altered the park’s landscapes. We’ll discuss how the park’s historic landscapes and native plant communities have changed since the advent of fire suppression, livestock grazing, road building and logging. We’ll explore the current fire management program, including its short-term and long-term goals. The following weekend we’ll take a field trip to the Bald Hills above Redwood Creek to visit three locations where we can observe pre-burn conditions, an area that has been recently burned, and an area that was burned last year to see how the plant community has responded. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 3). Wear sturdy shoes and dress for unpredictable weather and bring lunch and a drink. date Thurs./Sat., Oct. 18 & 20 time Thurs. 1-3 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. fee/members $70/nonmembers $95 (47281) place HBAC/vans to RNP instr John McClelland & Jim Wheeler Jim Wheeler has been a park ranger/interpreter at Redwood National and State Parks since 1986. He is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in cultural anthropology, and also received a teaching credential and M.A. in environmental education at HSU. Jim has been involved in environmental education since 1981. John McClelland (Johnnymac) has been involved in the world of fire since 1978, serving on a Young Adult Conservation Corp fire suppression crew, a hotshot crew, engine crew, and a helitack crew. In 1986 he worked on an engine crew at RNP and later became engine captain. He now works as a prescribed fire/fuels manager. OLLI at HSU



This lecture-field class will examine the area in and around Humboldt Redwoods State Park – the oldest of the state’s redwood parks. The 52,000-acre park was established in 1922, and is located 45 miles south of Eureka on Highway 101. A lecture will introduce differences between redwood species, including the rare and mysterious albino or “ghost tree” redwoods. These chlorophyll-lacking offshoots of green redwoods inhabit only a few remote sites within the park. Come explore old-growth redwoods along the Eel River and Bull Creek, showcasing behemoth trees surrounded by an aesthetic lower canopy of ferns and associated flora. Hiking will involve approximately 1.5 miles of level walking along established trails in Founder’s Grove, Rockefeller Grove, and in the Burlington Visitors’ Center area. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 3). Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather and bring lunch and a drink. date Thurs./Sat., Sept. 6 & 8 time Thurs. 6-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. fee/members $70/nonmembers $95 (47275) place HBAC/vans to Humboldt Redwoods instr Ross Carkeet Ross Carkeet taught college forestry, natural resources and biology for 39 years and is a California registered professional forester. During the summer of 1967 he worked full-time as a naturalist at Humboldt Redwoods State Park. In 1968 he completed his masters in watershed management at Humboldt State University. After his retirement, he joined the OLLI faculty and enjoys sharing his expertise of the area.

Look for Registration Form on page 3

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FALL 2012 EXPLORING North Coast FOLKTALES Gain a better understanding of local folktales. In the first class, Renée Ross will discuss folkloric theory as it refers to specific folktales found on the North Coast and what they mean to us. With theory as a foundation, in the second class, Nancy McQuillan will convene a team of professional storytellers who will tell some North Coast stories. Your grandchildren (or others) are invited to attend the performance session! date Sat., Oct. 6 & 13 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (47276) place HBAC instr Nancy McQuillan & Renee Ross Renée Ross holds an M.A. in folklore from UC Berkeley where she studied with master folklorist, Alan Dundes. Her thesis was based on the transmission and distribution of a traditional indigenous folktale called “Theft of Fire.” Her interest in folklore includes a wide variety of subdisciplines from clothing to food ways. Nancy McQuillan is a professional storyteller. She was instrumental in the creation of South Coast Storytellers Guild in Southern California. She is a member of the North Coast Storytellers, and started a children’s storytelling club. She is a librarian and is currently performing with the Chamber Readers, a local readers theater troupe. She holds a B.A. in English and a Masters in Library Science.

Share a Story, Record a Story:

ORAL HISTORY THAT LASTS We will cover the basics of oral history starting with a brief overview of the discipline down to its present day significance in various fields. We will look at different types of recording equipment and find out about the legal paperwork needed to conduct a recorded interview. Then we will learn how to index it and transcribe it for posterity. date Sat., Nov. 3-17 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (47214) place HBAC instr Renee Ross Renée Ross has directed several grant-funded oral history projects including the ongoing “Voices of the Timber Industry.” Other projects include “Voices of Underground Copper Miners,” “Voices of Southern Arizona Railroaders” and “Voices of Women on the Railroad.”

Weaving Great Tales:

THE ART OF STORYTELLING What makes a good story? How will you know it if you hear it? This course will introduce you to the art of storytelling as it has been practiced for thousands of years. You will learn the basics of story structure, background information on the oral tradition, and how storytelling is practiced today. Each class session will include stories told by the instructor. You will have an opportunity to present stories of your own in the final session. date Thurs., Oct. 11-Nov. 1 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47216) place HBAC instr Nancy McQuillan Nancy McQuillan: See biography under “Exploring North Coast Folktales.”


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FALL 2012 THE ZOO & YOU Back by popular demand, this class will take participants through over a century of history at Sequoia Park Zoo and into the future vision of the Zoo’s long-term master plan. Participants will learn what is involved with operating a modern accredited zoological facility through lectures, behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters and other engaging activities. By the end of the course, participants will have gained a deeper understanding of the role of modern zoos in today’s society, as well as the mission and purpose of our community zoo and the many programs it has to offer. date Fri., Oct. 5-19 time 9 a.m.-noon fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (47277) place Sequoia Park Zoo instr Gretchen Ziegler & Amber Neilson Gretchen Ziegler has worked in the zoo profession for nearly 30 years and is currently the manager of Sequoia Park Zoo. She has a B.S. in biology. Amber Neilson has a masters in environmental studies and has been an outdoor educator for over 15 years.

GARDENING for WILDLIFE Even without a green thumb, you can easily attract wild birds and animals to your yard. Learn the simple elements to invite nature to eat, drink, bathe and breed in your backyard. Bird and animal slides will show the variety you can attract. date Thurs., Nov. 8 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (47210) place HBAC instr Louise Bacon-Ogden Louise Bacon-Ogden has loved birds since childhood. From 1990 to 2004, she owned and operated The Old Town Eureka store, Strictly for the Birds. Since retirement she has taken her “show on the road,” doing talks, classes and lectures across Humboldt County and beyond. She loves sharing her passion and teaching others about wild birds. OLLI at HSU



Explore, share and inspire! The Zoo Interpreter Program (ZIP) is an interactive volunteer opportunity for those interested in inspiring the public through hands-on exploration of the Zoo’s exhibits and animals. Volunteers work at two Discovery Carts that include a variety of teaching tools such as eggs, feathers, fur, binoculars, skulls, tracks and more. No experience is required, but you should have an passionate interest in learning about the zoo and its animals, good public speaking skills and the ability to interact with all ages and cultures. Zoo interpreters are asked to commit to two 2-hour shifts per month (May-Sept., Saturdays and Sundays, 1-3 p.m.). Teams of 2 are encouraged to apply. To apply, download the volunteer application on the zoo website, pick one up at the ticket kiosk or e-mail a request to Once you submit your application, the Volunteer Committee will review it and contact you to discuss training dates. (A 3‐hour training course will prepare you for your volunteering.)

Sequoia Park Zoo’s mission is to connect the community with animals to inspire wonder, understanding and conservation of wildlife and the natural world. 707-441-4205

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Fall SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 1-3 p.m. • Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka

JOIN or RENEW: $35 per year (Aug. 1-July 31).

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Seth Kinman: LIVE & KICKING

A one-man show of the life and times of Seth Kinman (18151888), a famous pioneer, bear hunter, and storyteller from the early history of Humboldt County. Many of the stories told by him and about him are included in the books I’m a-Gonna Tell Ya a Yarn and Seth Kinman’s Manuscript and Scrapbook, that belong to the Ferndale Museum, and which form the basis of this presentation.

Sunday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m. Natural Resources Bldg., room 101, HSU campus (free parking) Fee/OLLI members: $10 (47381) Charlie Beck is a 1967 graduate of HSU, majoring in history. He grew up on a ranch in Bear River, in the hills Seth Kinman roamed as a youth. Charlie has appeared in numerous productions of the Ferndale Repertory Theater (including its very first in 1972). Last year Charlie adapted and performed a one-man show based on the life and writings of Mark Twain.


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FALL 2012

Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation is a Community Partner with OLLI at HSU. OLLI members are invited to attend the



from Forecast to Sandbags Got weather? Nancy Dean, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) meteorologist -in-charge, will provide a lecture in the morning on the mission and organization on the National Weather Service (NWS), weather basics and an example of those basics for the north coast seasons. In the afternoon there will be a tour of the NWS office on Woodley Island, including sandbag training. See how the atmospheric science affects human beings in so many ways! NOTE: All participants will attend the morning class, held in the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. After a break for lunch, the lab will be held at the weather station. Choose one of two sessions offered: SESSION 1: Sat., Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (47218) SESSION 2: Sat., Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (47219) Nancy Dean received her B.S. in atmospheric science from UC Davis. She has worked for the NOAA; the National Weather Service (NWS) in Great Falls, Mont., Billings, Mont., and in Riverside, Calif.; the NWS Headquarters in Silver Springs, Md. Since 1993 she has been the NOAA meteorologist-in-charge in Eureka, Calif.

Saturday, Sept. 8 1 to 5 p.m.

A fundraising event for Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation Come enjoy the festive family event! Stroll through the gardens, enjoy the local food, wine and local music.

Tickets available at HBGF Office (402 E St., Eureka), at the gate on the day of event, or online at Presale: $40 members, $50 non-members Day of the event: $50 Directions to the gardens: Take Hwy. 101 to Tompkins Hill Road exit, turn at north entrance to College of the Redwoods Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation is a Not-forProfit Public Benefit Corporation EIN #68-0243631

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FALL 2012 DRAWING BASICS Be introduced to various drawing media, with a brief history of drawing, and obtain a foundation in drawing techniques. This course is designed to be a fun and creative introductory class in applied artistic drawing. You will learn about composition, line, value, space, care and use of materials. Artwork will be created in graphite on paper. We will draw the first day. Please bring the following materials: 4H, 2B, 6B graphite pencils, white eraser, kneaded eraser, and a ruler, pencil sharpener, 400 series Strathmore drawing paper. date Thurs., Sept. 6-Oct. 4 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $60/nonmembers $85 (47220) place HBAC instr Tim Clewell Tim Clewell holds degrees in art education, studio art and art history from HSU. He is an art teacher and a member of the Empire Squared Gallery. His work has been shown in the First Street Gallery, Hunter Plaid Gallery, the Ironside Gallery, Empire Squared and at several small businesses throughout the community.


Tim Clewell: See biography above under “Drawing Basics.” OLLI at HSU

on your iPad

iPad painting is fun and easy to learn! This is an introductory class in iPad painting using the ArtStudio app. Each lesson will start with a demonstration of a specific set of ArtStudio features, followed by individual work on the iPad with guidance from the instructor. We will use art work by well known artists, including locals, for inspiration. The ArtStudio app has a very friendly user interface and is also rich and versatile. You do not need any experience with traditional or digital art. Professional artists will enjoy adding a mobile digital platform to their tool set. Bring an iPad (any model) and download the ArtStudio app ($6 or less from the App Store) before the first class meeting. date Wed., Oct. 3-24 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $60/nonmembers $85 (47221) place HBAC instr Claire Iris Schencke Claire Iris Schencke, a pioneering mobile digital artist, received her M.A. at Stockholm University and her MBA at Stanford University. Her mixed media art has been featured in solo and group exhibits in the USA and Europe. She has extensive classroom teaching experience, and holds a community college teaching certificate. She also gives private lessons in iPad painting. For more about her iPad art, go to her blog:


Learn basic fundamentals of drawing while learning to draw plants. Focus will be primarily on line, shape, value, and texture of botany to create drawings. Techniques include graphite, pen, and watercolor. You will use a variety of these techniques while completing the activities and the final project. We will draw the first day. Please bring the following materials: 4H, HB, 2B, 4B graphite pencils; white eraser; pencil sharpener; kneaded eraser; Micron Pens (sizes 01 and 05); standard watercolor set; brushes (#2 Liner & #6 round brush, and a medium sized jar (for water); 300 Series Watercolor paper. date Thurs., Oct. 18-Nov. 15 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $60/nonmembers $85 (47211) place HBAC instr Tim Clewell


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FALL 2012 WRITING the LANDSCAPE of Your LIFE “Place” is a touchstone for writers and provides signposts to lead us into memories: Where we grew up, where we’ve lived and where we have traveled help to define who we are. Therefore, these places inform and influence our writing. In this class, we will use “place” as a catalyst for writing from memory and personal experience. You will learn techniques to access your unique voice and banish the inner critic. Examples from contemporary writers will also be shared as models for inspiration. You will have the opportunity to read your poetry or prose in a safe space and receive optional feedback.

Each written piece of your individual landscape will hold the potential for being a place of energy and discovery. date Tues., Sept. 11-Oct. 16 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (47212) place HBAC instr Bonnie Shand Bonnie Shand, M.A., is a published poet, a reader, and a lover of good writing. She has taught writing and literature classes through Sonoma State Extended Education, the Oakmont retirement community in Santa Rosa, and OLLI at HSU.



“What are the most important blessings to pass on to the next generation? What legacy do I want to leave? How can I ease the burden for my loved ones after my death?” This practical course will help you answer these questions by attending to the essentials. You will reflect on the important lessons you’ve learned in life, compose letters of love, forgiveness, and blessings, write your obituary, and plan your memorial. Writing exercises and class discussion will help you clarify your intentions and explore options and resources. The end product will be a folder that gives you peace of mind and is a blessing to your loved ones for generations to come. We will take a topic that many avoid and make it fun and interesting. date Wed., Sept. 12-Oct. 3 time 5-6:30 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (47232) place HBAC instr Sharon Ferrett

This course is an exploration of you, and the legacy you will leave. Identify your strengths and stories, consider your audience, and learn the basic steps to leave a purposeful legacy. Find out what you want to leave behind and be remembered for. Identify your goals, gifts, passions, and who listens when you talk! This practical and participative class will provide tangible outcomes and get you started (or further along) on your journey of legacy and significance. Fun and dialogue are mandatory! date Tues., Dec. 4 time 3-5 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (47230) place HBAC instr Scott Hammond

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


Living a Life of Significance

Scott Hammond is an author and motivational speaker. As a father of nine children, he has a unique point of view on fathering and intentional parenting. Scott earned his B.A. in recreation administration/ liberal arts at HSU, and has worked in radio, newspaper, and the cable TV ad sales industry for over 30 years.

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FALL 2012

Take an OLLI class with your friends at Timber Ridge in McKinleyville. All OLLI members are welcome to attend.



Explore conscious, relaxed breathing, gentle stretches, strength and balancing postures, grounding, core strength and overall body/mind awareness. Focus is on floor and standing poses for strength, balance and flexibility at any age. Register for one or both sessions held at Timber Ridge, McKinleyville with Stephanie Perrett. Bring a yoga mat, blanket or towel, and water. SESSION 1: Tues., Sept. 11-Oct. 9, 10-11 a.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (47235)

Do you feel like you might be losing your ability to balance? Would you like to have your balance assessed? Come join Dr. Ortega and his team from the HSU Biomechanics Lab for a day of balance and fall risk assessment. During the first meeting, the Biomechanics lab team will use a force-sensing platform and a series of stationary and dynamic balance tests to help determine your postural stability. OLLI members will be individually assessed and given personal results. The following week, Dr. Ortega will meet with the full class to discuss the implications of reduced balance and provide strategies for improving stability and reducing the risk of falls. This course is limited to 30 OLLI members; early registration is recommended. date Thurs., Nov. 1 & 8 time 1-3 p.m. For OLLI MEMBERS fee/members $40 (47239) ONLY place Timber Ridge instr Justus Ortega

SESSION 2: Tues., Oct. 16-Nov. 13, 10-11 a.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (47237) Stephanie Perrett is a certified yoga teacher, and a former speech pathologist. Yoga has been an inspirational part of her life. She loves sharing the joy and wisdom of compassionate, graceful practice in movement and mindfulness.

MEMOIR: Writing Your Life Story This course is designed to help you free the writer within. You will engage in the process of life review, reflection and assessment through drawing and writing exercises. Using all your senses, word association, memory clusters, questions and class discussion will help you recall memories and organize essential information. The focus of this course is to reflect on the major transitions and people, places, and events that impacted you and fostered a sense of awareness and growth. Explore and write about pivotal experiences that shaped you. Your story is a journey to wholeness. date Thurs., Sept. 13-Oct. 25 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (47244) place Timber Ridge instr Sharon Ferrett Sharon K. Ferrett: See biography under “Pass the Blessings,” previous page. OLLI at HSU


Justus Ortega, Ph.D., is the director of the HSU biomechanics lab, where he and his students conduct novel research in the energetics of human locomotion, and provide the community with health and performancerelated biomechanical testing and evaluation. His research with the STRONG program is aimed at increasing opportunities for seniors to stay active in our community. • See page 26 for two more sessions of Yoga taught by Patricia Starr and held at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka. • See page 24 for an additional session of Seeking Balance held at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. • See page 29 for another session of Memoir: Writing Your Life Story, to be held at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka.

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FALL 2012 OUR PATHWAYS TO HEALTH Has your chronic condition presented everyday challenges that you would like to address? Would you like to take a more active role in your health and health care? This workshop focuses on supporting participants to make achievable goals and improve their health. The workshops are not conditionspecific. Instead, the workshop focuses on participants’ engagement in a wide variety of self-management tools, brainstorming, and goal setting. Anyone living with a chronic health condition is encouraged to attend, as are family members and/or caregivers. Participants should plan to attend all six weeks. Course materials include a copy of the textbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, St. Joseph Hospital has been meeting the health care and a Time for Healing relaxation CD. needs of the North Coast for more than 90 years. FREE This rewarding workshop is developed by Today the hospital is literally growing to meet the FOR OLLI the Stanford University Chronic Disease SelfMEMBERS future needs of the community. The Northeast Addition Management Program. As one of its leaders is a $145 million, state-of-the-art medical facility that ONLY commented, “I think it’s really up to folks to is scheduled to open to patients by the end of 2012. take the first step to better health. Pathways is Here is your opportunity to go inside the new certainly an excellent way to get there too, because facility and see the Emergency Department, Imaging, they cover every aspect I can think of having to do with Surgery, the Intensive Care Unit and more. health care. You see changes and you get transformed and Join us for this in-depth tour of the building. After the you’re never really the same person you were beforehand.” tour, you will learn about some of the comprehensive This course is free to OLLI members. medical services provided by St. Joseph Hospital. date Mon., Sept. 10-Oct. 15 This course is free to OLLI members. time 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. date Fri., Oct-26 fee/members Free to OLLI members (47279) time 10 a.m.-noon place HBAC fee/members Free to OLLI members (47298) instr Marion Love & Toni Martin place St. Joseph Hospital Marion Love is an experienced Our Pathways to instr Leslie Broomal Health leader and is a retired teacher living comfortably with several chronic illnesses. She lives in Eureka. Toni Martin is an Our Pathways to Health master trainer. She holds both a masters in education and in school psychology from HSU. Partially retired, she currently works as a consultant for the Humboldt County Office of Education.







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Part 2 – TRUSTS

This introductory course is designed for those who wish to gain an understanding of estate management through the use of powers of attorney for health and finances, trusts, conservatorships and wills. This course is geared towards Baby Boomers and people dealing with the “what ifs” of managing their affairs when they are no longer capable. This includes financial, health care, social services, residential programs, and legal documents. This class will help participants develop an easy-to-follow roadmap for governing their estates. date Mon., Oct. 29 & Nov. 5 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (47246) place HBAC instr Kip Roberti

This is an intermediate course especially created for Baby Boomers and people who are interested in learning more about trusts. The course is designed to provide participants an understanding of trusts: what they are, how they work, and how to go about creating a trust to meet your individual needs. Participants will also be introduced to a variety of different types of trusts and explore options for their use. Managing Your ESTATE: Part 1 is not a prerequisite. date Mon., Dec. 3 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (47299) place HBAC instr Patricia Atwood, Barbara Davenport & Kip Roberti

Kip Roberti has lived in Humboldt County since 1962. He was an HSU faculty member, a project coordinator for the Humboldt County Office of Education, owned and operated Adult Educational Services consulting firm, provided extensive continuing education courses for health care professionals, and is a professional fiduciary. He is one of the co-founders of S.A.F.E. Planners, Inc., Eureka, where he is a senior advocate, fiduciary, and educator committed to serving the needs of the elderly, their families, and people with disabilities.

Patricia Atwood has been a professional fiduciary since 2005, and is one of the founders of S.A.F.E. Planners Inc., a company committed to serving the needs of the elderly, their families, and people with disabilities. She is an active member of the Professional Fiduciary Association of California. Barbara Davenport is a licensed California Professional Fiduciary and a National Certified Guardian. She also has training in mediation and holds a real estate broker license. She is employed at S.A.F.E. Planners Inc.

OLLI MEMBERS get 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 would like to enroll. Join or renew your OLLI membership today.

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Fundamentals of

Do you feel like you might be losing your ability to balance? Would you like to For OLLI have your balance assessed? Come MEMBERS join Dr. Ortega and his team from ONLY the HSU Biomechanics Lab for a day of balance and fall risk assessment. During the first meeting, the Biomechanics lab team will use a force-sensing platform and a series of stationary and dynamic balance tests to help determine your postural stability. OLLI members will be individually assessed and given personal results. The following week, Dr. Ortega will meet with the full class to discuss the implications of reduced balance and provide strategies for improving stability and reducing the risk of falls. This course is limited to 30 OLLI members; early registration is recommended. See page 21 for an additional session of this course offered in McKinleyville. date Fri., Oct. 5 & 12 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40 (47241) place HBAC instr Justus Ortega


Justus Ortega, See biography on page 41 under “Seeking Balance.”

RESISTANCE TRAINING Come and be inspired to participate in a lifestyle of healthy active living. Explore unique aspects and considerations of movement for older adult exercisers and gain basic knowledge of anatomy and principles of strength training. Learn specific balance, mobility and stability exercises with modifications and progressions for eight major muscle groups using minimal equipment that can be done at home, office or traveling. date Fri., Sept. 7-28, Oct. 19 & 26 time 1-2:30 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47242) plus additional $10 materials: optional (47329) place HBAC instr Susan Lewis Susan Lewis has 20 years of experience working with older adults, people new to exercise, and people with all kinds of aches and pains. She is a certified American Council on Exercise personal trainer and group exercise leader, certified in STRONG (Strength Training Resources for Osteoporosis) and by Fitness Educators of Older Adults. She is the co-author of ME – More Energy, a Parkinson’s handbook on exercise and coping skills.

PILATES PLUS FOR OLLI Build a stronger, healthier body with Pilates. Improve your posture and balance, create stronger abdominal muscles, and improve flexibility with the elegant and flowing movements of Pilates. You will learn to isolate core muscles and coordinate breathing and movement as core strength increases. Well-suited for people of all ages and fitness levels, the class includes traditional Pilates mat exercises, light-weight and band exercises, and time to creatively explore Pilates in motion, developing confidence to apply a strengthened core to all your activities. Please bring water, a mat and towel.



date Wed., Oct. 3-Nov. 7 time 10:30 a.m.-noon fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (47248) place HBAC instr Joanne Fornes Joanne Fornes believes exercise, done with awareness and attention, is the key to longevity, vitality and health. Passionate about lifetime fitness, she has studied various forms of movement for more than 40 years. She is a backpacker and runner and delights in helping people find grace, ease and self-empowerment through movement.

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Learn a short version of Tai Chi in this class designed for OLLI members. This version of Tai Chi is made up of simple, smooth, circular movements, designed to stretch, limber, tone and strengthen the body – a gentle, easy to learn and fun way to get fit. No previous experience is necessary. Tai Chi can help improve your balance, posture, muscle tone and flexibility, while strengthening and opening joints. It also helps improve circulation and metabolism and can boost the immune system. You will also learn techniques to lower and balance blood pressure and quiet the mind, improving ability to focus and remember. Special moving and seated meditation for stress reduction and pain management will relax your mind, body and spirit. Bring a water bottle and wear flat, comfortable shoes. date Mon., Oct. 15-Nov. 19 time 3-4:30 p.m. fee/members $70/nonmembers $95 (47328) place Arcata Presbyterian Church instr Glenda Hesseltine

In the field of health, the sheer amount of information can be overwhelming. In this class we’ll boil down the clutter and confusion to a few simple time-tested principles of wellness. We’ll also debunk the myths that make health and wellness seem time-consuming and complicated. You’ll come away with practical ideas for increasing your physical and emotional wellbeing that you can put into practice immediately. Topics include easy, portable, low-cost ways to build your fitness (no gym required!); ways to fuel your body for mood, resilience and energy; three types of exercise that protect against dementia, bone loss, diabetes, and heart disease; immediate tools for maintaining (or recovering ) emotional balance; lessons from the world’s centenarians; and strategies for changing long-held habits. date Thurs., Nov. 8 & 15 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (47238) place HBAC instr Louisa Rogers

Glenda Hesseltine, M.A. has been a tai chi instructor/ practitioner in the Yang style for 30 years. She is certified in tai chi for arthritis by Dr. Paul Lam of Australia and endorsed by the American Arthritis Foundation. Glenda brings 35 years of meditation training from many disciplines and a deep commitment to help people heal. With a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a specialty in psychosynthesis, she uses guided imagery and sound toning in her classes.

Louisa Rogers is a management consultant. Previously, she was a professional weight loss counselor. She grew up overweight and out of shape, but became an “adult-onset fitness lover” in her 20s and never looked back. She has maintained a 30-pound weight loss for 30 years. Today, at 60, she enjoys walking, bicycling, hiking, backpacking, hooping, open-water swimming, T’ai Chi, yoga, and kettlebells. Her articles on fitness, self-development and well-being have been published nationally and internationally.

May I join OLLI if I am almost 50? To be eligible for OLLI membership, you must turn 50 within the year you would be taking classes. Or if you are under 50, but the spouse, partner or friend of an OLLI member who is 50, you may join as a supplemental member for a discounted fee of $25.


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Senior News is a free 16-page monthly newspaper published by the Humboldt Senior Resource Center in Eureka. For 30 years, Senior News has presented stories of local seniors and issues important to them, their families and caregivers. The small Senior News staff is augmented by community volunteer writers and by senior volunteers who help distribute the newspaper to 150 locations from Crescent City to Garberville. Senior News is also available as an online download. Visit the Humboldt Senior Resource Center website: If you would like to receive Senior News conveniently by mail, subscriptions are only $12. Checks may be mailed to: Senior News 1910 California St. Eureka CA 95501 Or call with your VISA/MC: 707-443-9747

YOGA for OLLI Join us for a gentle yoga class. Conscious, relaxed breathing, gentle stretches, strength and balancing postures, grounding, core strength and overall body/mind awareness will be explored. Focus will be on both floor and standing poses for strength, balance and flexibility at any age. The instructor will assist you to be mindful of your body’s own capacities and to utilize the Yoga practice for your greatest benefit and sense of well-being. Her ultimate goal is to support you in caring for your body, mind and spirit, thereby cultivating a sense of peace and harmony. Bring a yoga mat, blanket or towel, and water. Register for one or both sessions held at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center with Patricia Starr. SESSION 1: Mon., Sept. 10-Oct. 8, 1:30-3 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (47250) SESSION 2: Mon., Oct. 15-Nov. 5, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. fee/members $55/nonmembers $80 (47249) Patricia Starr is a certified yoga teacher and therapist and has been a yoga practitioner for 37 years. She is a mother of three sons and a grandmother of three. Her years of yoga practice have consistently been her lifeline, and she looks forward to sharing her joy in yoga with OLLI members. See page 21 for two more yoga classes to be held at Timber Ridge in McKinleyville, and taught by Stephanie Perrett.



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How Can I Help?

PRACTICING COMPASSION in a MESSY WORLD By the time we hit 50, most of us have seen a great deal of suffering around us: family and friends struggling with health problems, economic problems, marriage and family problems, deaths of loved ones. Instinctively we try to help. Sometimes we know we’ve really supported another. Other times, we’re less sure. We may feel helpless, coming away from a conversation with questions: “Could I have done more?” “Did I say the right thing?” This class is for anyone who responds to the universal human desire to help, but feels frustrated in not always knowing the best way to go about it. Whether we’re thinking about a family member, a friend, a colleague, a neighbor, or even a complete stranger, we will explore what it means to help and how to do so. Whatever the concerns of those around you – small or large, minor irritations or great tragedies – this class will help you help them. date Wed., Nov. 7 & 14 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (47247) place HBAC instr Louisa Rogers

How do we improve the quality of life for seniors in Humboldt County? What changes would you like to see in existing structures, and what are some new concepts that we can bring to our rural area? This class will examine several creative ways to enhance senior living on both the personal and community level. Emphasis would be placed on taking action to implement selected ideas after the class concludes. date Thurs., Sept. 13-Oct. 4 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47243) place HBAC instr JoAnn Schuch JoAnne Schuch was primary caregiver for three aging family members in their 80s. This experience has led her to recognize the need for better senior living options in Humboldt County. She is currently a member of Arcata Elder Village, dedicated to encouraging discussion of senior issues (arcataeldervillage. and is active in the Senior Action Collation.

Most OLLI courses are offered at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center (HBAC), located next to the Adorni Center at 921 Waterfront Drive in Eureka.

Louisa Rogers has been a helping professional throughout her career. For the last 30 years she has worked as a business consultant, helping people in the workplace solve problems and improve their work lives. Previously she taught English as a second language to refugees. As a volunteer, she worked as a bereavement counselor, facilitated writing and storytelling workshops for the elderly, and taught interviewing skills to the unemployed. OLLI at HSU

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FALL 2012 SHINING A LIGHT: A Lecture Series on Addiction Addiction and mental health concerns affect us all. If we have not struggled with it ourselves, we probably know someone who has dealt with the challenges of these problems. On an almost daily basis, we hear media reports on the personal and financial costs alcohol and drugs can bring to a community. For many who are caught in the descending spiral of addiction (sometimes in conjunction with a WEEK 1: An Introductory Discussion of Addiction mental illness), there is a secret Bonnie Shand and David Young, series coordinators world, hidden by shame and stigma. This can push acknowledgement of WEEK 2: The Effects of Addiction on Families their issues to a deep, unconscious Susan Grenfell: Supervising Mental Health Clinician, Healthy Moms Program level – and the possibility of Lea Nagy: Comprehensive Community Team Case Manager/ change moves beyond reach. Family Liaison, Humboldt County Mental Health During this lecture series, local Amy Terrones: Student assistance Counselor, Court and Community service providers and individuals Schools, Humboldt County Office of Education in recovery will shed light on the impacts of addiction and mental WEEK 3: Seniors & Prescription Drugs illness, facilitating a meaningful Mike Goldsby: Senior Program manager Humboldt dialogue within our community. County DHHS, Public Health Branch date Tues., Sept. 11Diana Livingston: Executive Director, North Coast Substance Oct. 16 Abuse Council, Director, Crossroads time 3:30-5:30 p.m. WEEK 4: The Relationship Between the Criminal Justice fee/members $50/nonmembers System, Alcohol, Drugs & the Community $75 (47245) Bill Damiano: Chief Probation Officer, County of Humboldt place HBAC Diana Livingston: Executive Director, North Coast Substance SERIES COORDINATORS: Abuse Council, Director, Crossroads Bonnie Shand, M.A., worked in WEEK 5: The Relationship Between Mental Illness community mental health programs & Addiction in San Francisco and Santa Rosa with Harpreet Duggal, M.D., FAPA: Medical Director, Humboldt County Mental Health homeless women in early recovery Lea Nagy: Comprehensive Community Team Case Manager/ from drug and/or alcohol addiction Family Liaison, Humboldt County Mental Health and their children. She sits on the Local Behavioral Health Board and Eric Thompson: Member of the Local Behavioral Health Board and the Alcohol on the Alcohol and other Drug/Dual and Other Drug/Dual Diagnosis Committee: consumer of mental health services Diagnosis Committee of the Board. WEEK 6: Harm Reduction, Recovery & Prevention David Young, M.A., is a recovering Mike Goldsby: Senior Program Manage, Humboldt alcoholic/addict. He is the Chair of the County DHHS, Public Health Branch Local Behavioral Health Board and is the Chair of the Alcohol and Other Drug/ Beth Wells: Health Education Specialist, Humboldt Dual Diagnosis Committee of the Board. County DHHS, Public Health Branch OLLI at HSU


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FALL 2012 A Community of WRITERS We will create a community of writers with different levels of expertise, and we will generate, respond to, and revise our own and others’ poems and short paragraphs. Evocative writing prompts given in each class meeting will encourage you to break new ground and to find and strengthen your own unique voice. A nurturing environment will support you in emphasizing communication, clarity, and economy as you express the truth you most want to say. Varied types of poetry and short prose will also be presented and discussed. date Wed., Aug. 15-Sept. 19 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (47326) place HBAC instr Pat McCutcheon Pat McCutcheon has a masters degree in English and has published widely. She taught English for 25 years at College of the Redwoods and enjoys teaching OLLI classes because of the enthusiasm of the participants, the opportunity to observe their growth, and the stimulus it gives her own writing.

MEMOIR: Writing Your Life Story This course is designed to help you free the writer within. You will engage in the process of life review, reflection and assessment through drawing and writing exercises. Using all your senses, word association, memory clusters, questions and class discussion will help you recall memories and organize essential information. The focus of this course is to reflect on the major transitions and people, places, and events that impacted you and fostered a sense of awareness and growth. Explore and write about pivotal experiences that shaped you. Your story is a journey to wholeness. date Wed., Oct. 10-Nov. 14 time 4-6 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (47293) place HBAC instr Sharon Ferrett Sharon K. Ferrett, Ph.D.: See biography on page 20. OLLI at HSU

SPIRITUALITY VS. PSYCHOSIS: Bringing Psychology’s New Paradigm into the 21st Century Where can the line be drawn between “madness” and “mystery”? How does “faith” and “superstition” survive a secular and scientific world view? This class is a follow-up to the exploration of the long held belief of science and psychology – that religious and/or mystical experiences were escapes from reality, and therefore talking about them was dangerous for people diagnosed as mentally ill. We will investigate the expansion and intensity of interest in this field of study, which has allowed for a less stigmatizing and more hopeful perspective on psychosis as well as serious research and acknowledgement of the reality of spiritual experience in cultures around the world. The instructor will encourage discussion and the sharing of your point of view as we delve into the current research on the topic and what ground breaking, practical applications are changing the lives of mental health consumers for the better. You are not required to have taken the previous class to participate. date Tues., Oct. 30-Dec. 11 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (47292) place HBAC instr Bonnie Shand Bonnie Shand, M.A., has taught classes to adults for over 20 years. She has a degree in creative arts therapy and worked with people with mental illness for many years in community mental health programs in San Francisco.

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FALL 2012 SURREALISM & REALISM IN PHOTOGRAPHY: Man Ray, Lee Miller, Salvador Dali & Cindy Sherman This course explores some aberrant innovative photographers featured in two exhibitions at San Francisco MOMA and SF California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Join us for this introduction of Surrealism, these masterful photographers and their use of self images in strange and beautiful roles. date Tues., Sept. 4 & 11 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (47236) place HBAC instr Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson is an art historian specializing in late 19th and early 20th century art history. He lived and researched in London at the Courtauld Institute and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He taught Surrealism and Tribal Art at HSU.



This course will provide a scientifically rigorous but essentially non-mathematical overview of the Einsteinian revolution of physics with a special emphasis on the interpretation of the quantum theory. We will discuss classical physics and relativity at the speed of light.

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Understanding the Quantum Revolution & Its Legacy

Week 1: The Quantum Necessity: 1905 and the Einsteinian Revolution Week 2: The Quantum Controversy: Waves, Particles and Objective Reality Week 3: The Quantum Legacy: Aspect, Bohm, and Strings in the Matrix date Tues., Oct. 9-23 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47234) place HBAC instr Laurent Cleenewerck A professional educator since 1992, Laurent Cleenewerck has taught two previous physics courses for HSU OLLI. He holds degrees from the University of Montpellier, Ukrainian Catholic University, and Universidad Rural de Guatemala. OLLI at HSU


Communication Skills

Do you sometimes have trouble getting your point across to others? Do you feel awkward or nervous when speaking to strangers or in front of groups? This course offers a dynamic and interactive look at the basic principles of better oral communication. Learn simple but effective techniques to organize your thoughts, speak your mind and leave a lasting impression on others in personal, social or business situations. date Wed., Aug. 29 & Sept. 5 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (47233) place HBAC instr Phil Minor Although now retired, Phil Minor has been a teacher, trainer, and public speaker in various capacities. He was an active member of Toastmasters International for over 30 years and participated in numerous speaking events, achieving the highest award of Distinguished Toastmaster. • • (707) 826-5880 • FALL 2012

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Tap into the rich terrain of subconscious thought with your own homemade deck of word cards to urge your writing and/ or drawing. Following the instructions of iconic poet Michael McClure, making a personal Universal Word Cards deck will open new worlds of possibility for prose, poetry and visual art. Beginning with a series of game plans to use with the cards, the fun really begins as we devise new games and share them and our decks with one another. Remarkable work is born out of a few simple suggestions – meaty stuff right under the surface – waiting to be released into form. Bring a pack of unlined index cards and drawing utensils of your choice. date Tues., Oct. 23-Nov. 13 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (47209) place HBAC instr Stephanie Silvia

“Looks like Adonis,” “the trouble with Pandora,” a “touch of Narcissus” and the “strength of Heracles” are commonplace referents, which derive from the ancient Levant. Join us to explore these quirky, shocking, but entertaining stories that linger beneath the surface of modernity, for they bear insights into the dark side of the human condition. We will view videos of Eastern Mediterranean sites from which these narratives and implicit hypotheses about existence were derived. date Thurs., Sept. 20-Oct. 18 (no class Sept. 27) time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47229) place HBAC instr Tom Gage


Stephanie Silvia taught public school after years of directing a modern dance company in NYC. She has an MFA in dance and choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.A. in dance and education from SFSU. Her poetry, reviews and articles appear in the North Coast Journal, where she also writes a dance column. She currently teaches modern dance at Redwood Raks in Arcata.

& the Modern World

After wayfaring in the Middle East as a student in 1958-59, Tom Gage, Professor Emeritus in English, has often returned and frequently taught classical mythology and related subjects over his half-century career. He has taught and lectured in the Aegean in four institutions of higher education and is coauthor of Mind, Myth, and Moment, a textbook anthology of recurring mythic templates used in schools since 1974.

The LIFE & FILMS of WILLIAM WYLER In a career spanning nearly five decades, William Wyler received 12 Oscar nominations for directing. Yet he is not as generally well-known as several of his contemporaries. In this class we will screen and discuss seven of his most notable films and the fascinating life of this Hollywood directing icon. Films we will screen could include Dodsworth, Wuthering Heights, The Little Foxes, The Letter, Mrs. Miniver, Roman Holiday, The Collector, Friendly Persuasion, The Heiress and The Best Years of Our Lives, depending on availability.


date Tues., Oct. 2-Nov. 13 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (47231) place HBAC instr Philip Wright Philip Wright has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in theatre arts with an emphasis in film production from Humboldt State University. He taught film history at College of the Redwoods and worked more than 30 years in local television production.

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FALL 2012 HEARING THE OTHER: Fatema Mernissi & M. Fathullah Gulen This course will discuss the published ideas of two influential Muslim thinkers dedicated to fostering peace, mutual understanding, and good will. The works of Fatema Mernissi and M. Fathullah Gulen are read throughout the Islamic world, and in translation among those desiring to hear what Muslims think about matters impinging upon the Global Village. Fatema Mernissi, Islam’s foremost feminist and a professor of sociology in Morocco, was co-recipient with Suzanne Sontag of the 2003 Prince Asturias Award. M. Fathullah Gulen ranked in the 2008 survey by Foreign Policy magazine the world’s foremost living intellectual. date Tues., Sept. 18-Oct. 16 (no class Sept. 25) time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47290) place HBAC instr Tom Gage Professor Tom Gage, English, HSU, served in 1983-84 as a Fulbright Scholar in Syria, a nation he first visited in the 1950s. In 2011 he participated in the Doha Forum of the UN Fourth Annual Conference of the Alliance of Civilizations. He is an acquaintance of both Fatema Mernissi and M. Fathullah Gulen, and has spoken at their conferences on four continents,. He presently chairs a committee of the Gulen Institute that has brought nearly a hundred student authors from around the world to receive awards in Congress.

Some ancient mysteries may never be solved: What’s the origin of the Atlantis legend? Who was Homer (from Greece, that is, not Springfield)? Others, like the three we’ll be discussing in this class, have been resolved – at least to some extent: • King Arthur was one of the great mythical heroes during the Middle Ages. Everyone in Europe knew about him. But was the legend based upon a real person, or is it all a fireside yarn? We’ll examine the plausibility of some of the many theories proposed by historians. • Many people can recite the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. But the real mystery is why these seven were chosen rather than other worthy candidates. We’ll see what remains of the wonders today, and how to visit the sites. • While one group of researchers was theorizing about the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, a geologist was unwittingly sitting on crucial evidence. Science at its best! date Wed., Nov. 7-28 (no class Nov. 21) time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (47240) place HBAC instr Barry Evans Barry Evans’ healthy skepticism coexists with his sense of wonder. This class is adapted from his McGraw-Hill book Everyday Wonders: Encounters with the Astonishing World Around Us. His experience climbing the Great Pyramid of Cheops will come in for critical analysis. He currently writes the “Field Notes” column for the North Coast Journal.

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Book Lovers Unite:


Join a lively conversation about one of English literature’s most valued and beloved writers: Jane Austen. We will explore three of her novels and take a close look at characters, dialogue, action, descriptive passages, and themes. Thumbing through each, marking and highlighting, we will share our insights. First, we’ll discuss Northanger Abbey, which was published after Austen’s death, but is actually one of her earliest completed works. On the second meeting, we’ll discuss Pride and Prejudice, and for the last meeting, we’ll discuss Emma, one of Austen’s last novels. We’ll also talk about Jane Austen’s life, and look to her work for a picture of the era – its social mores and traditions, established etiquette and expectations. Living in this society for just over four decades of life, how did Austen manage to sustain ambition and create a lasting body of work? How did she reflect her times? How did she not? date Wed., Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (47291) place HBAC instr Marie Raphael Marie Raphael taught writing and literature at Boston University, College of the Redwoods and in local middleschools. She coached education students in the HSU secondary education program as they began teaching in classrooms as well. She is the author of two young adult immigration adventures and has worked as an editor and columnist. OLLI at HSU

The Friends of OLLI are members of our community who have contributed an additional monetary gift to promote the growth and sustainability of the Osher Lifelong Institute at Humboldt State University. These generous individuals have combined their resources to enable OLLI at HSU to fulfill the mission to keep OLLI classes affordable and available in our community. Last spring OLLI members received an invitation from Rollie Lamberson to join Friends of OLLI by making a donation of $100 or more to OLLI at HSU. If you would like to contribute or learn more about Friends of OLLI, please contact OLLI Director, Sheila Rocker Heppe at 826-3743.

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FALL 2012 From VINEYARD to GLASS Join us for a day-long trip to the Winnett Vineyards in Willow Creek, where the class will learn about the uniqueness of the Willow Creek Viticulture region, tour the vineyards and sample wines in various stages of life. You will observe the various aspects of the Willow Creek terrior and understand its impact on wine characteristics. Also covered will be the essential elements of natural, organic and biodynamic grape growing and wine making. Participants will also enjoy lunch made with local ingredients along with wines which enhance the food. This course includes a field trip. All participants are required to complete a Release of Liability form. date Fri., Sept. 28 time 9 a.m.-4 p.m. fee/members $70/nonmembers $95 (47289) place Vans to Winnett Winery, Willow Creek instr David Winnett David Winnett taught science in Illinois public schools and at Southern Illinois University. He and his wife Sharon fell in love with the beauty and energy of Humboldt County and moved to Willow Creek to grow grapes and make wine, which they’ve been doing for 15 years at their winery above the Trinity River in Willow Creek.


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CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE Are you ready for a celebration? Join winemaker Joe Collins for an evening focused on the creation and production of champagne and sparkling wine. Learn about the political and historical conditions in medieval Europe as well as the climate and agriculture which helped determine why Champagne is the sparkling beverage that it is today. Discover how champagne is made, including sparkling wine production right here in Humboldt County. Experience a demonstration of bottle disgorging (yeast removal) and conclude with a tasting of some well-aged Briceland Brut. date Thurs., Oct. 11 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (47288) place HBAC instr Joe Collins Joe Collins has over 35 years of winemaking and winegrowing experience. He was crowned individual Grand Champion at the California Wine Tasting Championships in Anderson Valley in 1990 and 1991. Collins pioneered grape growing in southern Humboldt County when he planted an experimental vineyard there in the 1970s. He was involved in the planning, establishment, and management of practically all of the early vineyards in the area. Joe and his partner, Maggie Carey, operate Briceland Vineyards. They obtain organic and sustainably grown grapes whenever possible. • • (707) 826-5880 • FALL 2012

FALL 2012 The Lives & Times of Four FOREFATHERS of


Join us for a discussion of the social milieu of the times followed by the biography and works of the prominent intellectuals involved in advancing the understanding of origins biological diversity. Through an introduction to Carl Linneaus, we will explore the intellectual state of Europe in the 18th century and discuss the Enlightenment and the shift of emphasis from ‘naming to relating’ inspired by Alexander von Humboldt. In the 19th century, Charles Darwin and friends moved us from seeing patterns to seeking origins, and this class will conclude with a discussion of the advent of experimental proofs and the work of Brother Gregor Mendel. date Wed., Nov. 14-Dec. 12 (no class Nov. 21) time 3-5 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47228) place HBAC instr Robert Rasmussen Robert Rasmussen, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Botany at Humboldt State University.


Longitude & the Invention of Instruments for NAVIGATION Have you ever wanted to learn to navigate by the stars? In this course we will explore the history and tools of navigation. Learn about the problems of navigation and gain some knowledge of astronomy and geography. Discuss how a person’s position on earth is determined, displayed and recorded, and how this information can be used. We will also explore the uses and differences of piloting, way-faring and navigation. From the compass and the chart to the discovery of the longitude and the invention of the chronometer and the sextant, this course will involve demonstration and hands-on use of a variety of instrument replicas as well as modern instruments. date Wed., Sept. 5-19 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (47286) place HBAC instr Richard Paselk & JE Harvey II J.E. Harvey II is an independent scholar in the field of experimental history. Known to most as “Harvey,” he has served as crew on several tall ships. He has written the article “Navigational Instruments: Speed and Distance” for The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History. He has taught and demonstrated on Medieval, Renaissance and Age of Exploration and Discovery in the fields of navigation, technology and crafts. Richard A. Paselk, Professor of chemistry and biochemistry at HSU, received his B.S. in biophysics from Cal State L.A. and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Southern California. He is curator and webmaster/designer/author for the Robert A. Paselk Scientific Instrument Museum at HSU. He wrote the article “Navigational Instruments: Measurement of Altitude,” for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History and other articles and presentations on historic scientific and navigational instruments.

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FALL 2012 CREATIVE JOURNAL WRITING A short course for both the experienced diarist and anyone who has been thinking about starting a journal but has been waiting for ‘just the right time’’s NOW! Join us for two afternoons of exploring new depths of yourself through the utilization of various journal writing approaches (e.g. unsent letters, dialogues, stepping stones, etc.) date Tues., Nov. 6 & 13 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (47227) place HBAC instr Lorraine Miller-Wolf Lorraine Miller-Wolf has kept a diary since she was 10 years old. Her journal writing has helped her navigate the ups and downs of life, both in writing and in rereading her entries. Lorriane would like to share the joys and benefits of journal writing with others. She has taught photography classes through OLLI and Extended Ed for the past 5 years.


CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS Discuss how to write and publish fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. Learn how to get ideas and develop characters, plot and settings. Learn to write dialogue and effective beginnings and endings. You will also learn how to find appropriate publishers, submit a manuscript, and how to deal with both rejection and acceptance! date Sat., Sept. 8-22 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (47283) place HBAC instr Pam Service Pam Service has published 33 books for children and young adults, and many short stories.



FOSSILS & the Evolution of LIFE THROUGH TIME Look at the origins and evolution of life from the beginnings of the Earth to recent times, through viewing the Natural History Museum’s “Life Through Time” exhibits that have just been updated and reinstalled. Come and explore the Precambrian; the Cambrian Explosion (the origins and development of animal body plans); Paleozoic marine animal diversity and ecologies (Ordovician-Permian); extinctions and diversification; the Great Permian Extinction; the diversification of land plants (Silurian origins, Devonian Explosion, carboniferous dominance; land animal origins and ecology); the Mesozoic recovery (the age of reptiles); and finally the age of mammals, including humans. date Mon., Aug. 20-Oct. 1 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $60/nonmembers $85 (47285) place HSU Natural History Museum instr Richard Paselk Richard A. Paselk, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Humboldt State University, received his B.S. in biophysics from Cal State L.A. and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Southern California. He is associate curator and exhibits webmaster/designer/ author for the HSU Natural History Museum. Richard and his wife Gail recently completed updating and refurbishing the “Life Through Time” exhibit cases at the HSU Natural History Museum, including extensive literature research for each time period to bring all text and discussion up to date.

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The Tour Without the Airfare

Take it Slow: TAKE THE TRAIN Are you retired and want to slow down and travel? Do you find air travel frantic and frustrating? Have you considered the slower experience of riding the train? If you have longed to try a journey on a train, learn the ins and outs of preparing for the trip. Secrets of packing, ordering tickets, sleeping and dining will be discussed. Find out about amenities and services. Discover if train travel is for you! date Tues., Oct. 30 time 5:30-8 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (47284) place HBAC instr Louise Bacon-Ogden Louise Bacon-Ogden and David Ogden have traveled extensively on Amtrak. They have ridden the rails on the north, south and middle routes through the United States. They enjoy every minute of experiencing the nation through the train car window.

Southern Africa tends to be less visited than East Africa, but equally exciting. It has all of the wildlife you expect to see in Africa, wonderful native cultures and crafts, and spectacular cities. In this class we will virtually visit South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. The primary focus will be on the wildlife and wild lands; however we will also visit some native villages and a couple of urban centers. In South Africa we will visit Kruger National Park and a couple of smaller game reserves along with brief stops in Cape Town and Johannesburg. In Botswana, we explore Chobe National Park and the Okavanga Delta. In Zimbabwe, we will tour the Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls, and explore the Zambezi River in Namibia. date Thurs., Dec. 6 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (47282) place HBAC instr Rick Vrem & Rollie Lamberson Both Rick Vrem and Rollie Lamberson are retired from HSU, Rollie was a mathematics professor and Rick was provost. Both have extensive international travel experience. Rollie lived in South Africa during the transition to the new government and worked with wildlife biologists in some of its game reserves. Both made a recent visit to several of the game reserves in sub-Saharan Africa.

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FALL 2012 PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE Learn to photograph people with skill and confidence, and have fun doing it! Whether your goal is to photograph your grandkids or people you see while traveling, this class will help you to create compelling images. The portraits you produce will be enjoyed, appreciated and cherished by all who view them. Lectures, videos and practice sessions with real people will give students the knowledge and experiences needed to create strong, meaningful portraits. Weekly critiques will provide helpful feedback. A basic knowledge of your camera is helpful. Digital or film format accepted. date Wed., Sept. 12-Oct. 3 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47280) place HBAC instr Lorraine Miller-Wolf Lorraine Miller-Wolf is a portrait photographer who has photographed the people of this area for over 30 years. She has taught previous photography classes for OLLI and Extended Education. Exhibits of her work have been shown extensively throughout the county.


The Media as Watchdog We will discuss the role of the news media in the 2012 Presidential election. Do the media entertain instead of inform? Is there bias and propaganda in election coverage? What is the role of advertising? These and related questions will be our focus. date Fri., Oct. 12 & 19 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (47225) place HBAC instr Maclyn McClary Mac McClary is an emeritus professor of the Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication at HSU. He was a daily newspaper sportswriter, reporter and news editor in Southern California before coming to HSU. OLLI at HSU



2012 & the END OF THE AGES Explore the converging reasons explaining the public’s interest in the Mayan Calendar and End of the Age predictions regarding the year 2012. The instructor will also discuss the background of end of the world predictions and cosmic ages in astronomical events, non-Mayan prophecies, and current global affairs. Week 1: The Hype about 2012: Understanding the Mayan Calendar Week 2: Apocalyptic Scenarios: End of the world prophecies in the Western/Christian tradition Week 3: Cycles and Ages: Beyond 2012 and the “crisis window” of civilization date Thurs., Oct 11-25 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (47222) place HBAC instr Laurent Cleenewerck Laurent Cleenewerck previously taught Physics and Temples and Mysteries for OLLI and hosts an annual workshop in Religious Education for HSU. He is an Orthodox theologian and author who teaches for post-secondary institutions. He holds degrees from the University of Montpellier, Ukrainian Catholic University and Universidad Rural de Guatemala. • • (707) 826-5880 • FALL 2012

FALL 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS & the ORIGINS of the PARTISAN DIVIDE Partisan politics are nothing new. The framers of the Constitution suspected that Congress would be divided by parties, but they hoped the president would help check the effects of partisanship. It didn’t work out that way – and we will examine why. We will also relive the creation of that unique institution we puzzle over every four years – the Electoral College – and we will suffer through the agonizing election of 1800, which was finally decided in the House of Representatives on the 36th ballot. What does this mean for us today? How have mass media, the Internet, and the infusion of unlimited sums of money affected the system the framers envisioned? In discussion format, we will go back and forth between the world of the Founders and our own troubled times. The first two sessions will occur during the height of campaign season and the final session on the day after the election. We will experience history as we study it – and who knows where this might lead us? date Wed., Oct. 17, 18 (Thurs), Nov. 7 time 4-6 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47224) place HBAC instr Ray Raphael Among Ray Raphael’s 16 books are seven relating to the nation’s founding, including Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive, published last March. Forthcoming next February is Constitutional Myths, a companion to Founding Myths.


The Ancient AFRICAN KINGDOM of KUSH This course uncovers the history and culture of the fascinating and little-known ancient African kingdom of Kush. For over 1000 years this kingdom thrived along the Nile in the modern nation of Sudan. Many people are interested in Ancient Egypt but do not realize that the kingdom just to its south developed a unique mix of African and Egyptian culture. For a time, Kush even conquered Egypt forming the 25th Egyptian Dynasty. Powerful queens, ruling from the capital of Meroe, made an impression on ancient historians, and one even won a mention in the Bible. The Kushites spoke a now-forgotten language and developed their own hieroglyphic writing system. The people themselves were black Africans, and many aspects of their culture were distinctly African although they adapted many aspects of Egyptian religion and architecture. date Sat., Dec. 1 & 8 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (47226) place HBAC instr Pam Service Pamela Service received her masters degree from the University of London in African archeology, specializing in ancient Kush. She worked for a season on an archeological excavation run by the University of Khartoum, excavating the ancient capital of Meroe. Later she published a book for middle grade students on the history and culture of Kush, on which this course is based.

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FALL 2012


Conversations on Creative Aging & Living Life Beyond 50

CONTRACT BRIDGE: A Course for Beginners

Bridge is the best and most challenging of card games. 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 good social game. Join us for a fun course to learn the rules and tools to enable you to completely play the game: point counts, bidding, scoring, and playing the hands. Weekly handouts will give you a complete set of guidelines for all aspects of bridge. This class will involve learning a fair amount of new material. Each session will present a lesson and give some practice. Bridge is a complicated game, so practice and play outside of class is recommended. date Wed., Oct. 3-Nov.7 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (47215) place HBAC instr Robert Fornes Robert Fornes became a bridge master in high school in 1961. Also rated in U.S. Chess Federation and a veteran of the World Series of Poker, Robert enjoys games of skill.

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time noon-1:30 p.m. fee/members Free to OLLI members (47327) place HBAC instr Candee Kimbrell Course coordinator Candee Fetsch Kimbrell is a member of the OLLI Curriculum Committee. She is an HSU graduate, local educator and lifelong learner.



Join us for conversations on creative aging – the challenges, choices, realities and possibilities of living life to the fullest. Gatherings begin with a brown bag lunch and conversation. Each month a guest speaker will make a presentation followed by discussion and closing remarks. This is an opportunity to connect with friends for lunch, meet other OLLI members, and share. If you plan to attend FREE to OLLI any or all sessions, please call the MEMBERS OLLI office at 826-5880, or stop by ONLY room 208 during OLLI office hours at HBAC to reserve a seat. Sept. 12: Ray Hillman is a UC Berkeley graduate and a regional history instructor at College of the Redwoods. He is also an independent scholar specializing in architecture and historical preservation. Oct. 17: Tracey Barnes-Priestley, M.A. has been a counselor, educator, and writer for over 35 years. Her previous column, “Juggling Jobs and Kids,” was nationally syndicated for 13 years. She began writing her current column, “The Second Half,” when she found herself and others facing midlife and beyond. Nov. 14: Kia Ora Zeleny has lived, taught and studied in China, exploring cultural, political and social issues. She has an avid interest in world affairs and U.S. foreign policy, and has participated in the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions program for many years.

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Creating Community Assets The ability of individuals and groups in Humboldt County to visualize and create positive change has resulted in programs and businesses such as Pathways to Health, Open Door Clinics, Kokotat, Wing Inflatables, Arts Alive and Fire & Light, as well as environmental achievements represented by the Lost Coast preservation, the Arcata Marsh, the Community Forest, the Arcata Community Recycling Center, Humboldt Baykeepers, and the thriving oyster business. The OLLI At HSU program itself is also an example. How did these achievements happen? The presenters in this forum will narrate these “creation stories:” how the ideas developed, who was involved, and how the project or business evolved to become a major community asset.

Bring a lunch, meet other OLLI members and connect with our community. If you plan to attend any or all sessions, call the OLLI office at 826-5880, or stop by room 208 during OLLI office hours at HBAC to reserve a seat.



Wednesdays, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 31, Nov. 28 time Noon-2 p.m. place HBAC fee Free to OLLI members (47213)

AUG. 29: The Arcata Marsh

OCT. 31: Humboldt Baykeepers

Bob Gearheart: The Arcata Marsh serves as a sanctuary for migrating birds, an environmental and recreational preserve attracting walkers and birdwatchers, and an integral part of Arcata’s wastewater treatment operation. As such, it is a unique community asset treasured by residents and visitors. Bob Gearheart, one of several faculty who worked with HSU students and other faculty to design and develop the Arcata Marsh, will present its history and evolution, and how it has become a model for others here and abroad in recreating and preserving marshland.

Pete Nichols: Humboldt Baykeeper was launched in 2004 to safeguard our coastal resources for the health, enjoyment, and economic strength of the Humboldt Bay community through education, scientific research, and enforcement of laws to fight pollution. Humboldt Baykeeper is a program of the Ecological Rights Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to furthering the rights of all people to a clean, healthful, and biologically diverse environment through education and the enforcement of environmental laws. Pete Nichols, the founding program manager and currently working at the regional level, will present the history and achievements of this valuable program along with ongoing and future projects.

SEPT. 26: Arcata Community Forest Mark Andre: The Arcata Community Forest, established in 1955, comprises 2250 acres of second-growth redwood forest in Arcata. Timber harvest revenue provides funds for forest operations and expansion, habitat restoration and management of the forest for recreational uses, including many miles of walking, biking and horse trails. A combination of working forest areas, special management areas and ecological reserves creates a balanced management approach. Community forestry is designed to provide local residents the opportunity and responsibility to manage their natural resources. Mark Andre, environmental services director for the City of Arcata, will detail the history of the community forest and its importance to the community and the nation.

NOV. 28: OLLI at HSU Sheila Rocker Heppe: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University began in 2005 when the Dean of the Office of Extended Education and the Extension Coordinator wrote and received a grant from the Osher Foundation to pilot an Institute for Lifelong Learners over 50. The small sizes of HSU and the local population seemed a challenge to meeting the grant requirement of a membership of 500 in the new institute. Over the past seven years OLLI at HSU has blossomed into a thriving educational community of 1,100 members. Sheila Rocker Heppe is the current director of OLLI at HSU.

Course Coordinators: Jane Woodward, Rollie Lamberson and Candee Fetsch Kimbrell, OLLI Curriculum Committee members. OLLI at HSU

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OLLI at HSU Special Interest Groups In addition to courses, OLLI at HSU offers the opportunity for members to meet at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in starting a Special Interest Group or joining any of the groups listed below, please contact the OLLI director for more information. Special Interest Group fees: OLLI annual membership and $5 per semester room fee, unless stated otherwise. THE OLLI BOOK GROUP meets to choose and discuss great books. All genres are embraced. The group meets from 5-7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Books to be read this fall include: • August: True At First Light, Ernest Hemingway • September: Plainsong, Kent Haruf • October: The Jewel in the Crown, Paul Scott • November: The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir (the newest translation) • December: The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

FRIENDS OF JUNG is a group that formed following several of Madeline McMurray’s OLLI classes on Jung. These participants felt there was much more to discover and discuss. The group meets 10 a.m.-noon on the first Tuesday of each month. DIPS GENEALOGY GROUP The DIPS are seniors Digging Into the Past. They have informal discussions about genealogy and the world. They help one another find people, history, connections and stories. The group meets from 10 a.m.noon on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

THE SOUL COLLAGE GROUP This group loosely follows the guidelines for Soul Collage by Seena Frost. This group brings collage materials and then uses Frost’s process for discussing the collages created that morning. Two members of the group are trained Soul Collage facilitators. The group meets 10 a.m.-noon on the second Wednesday of each month. THE WRITING CRITIQUE GROUP welcomes writers every other Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. the group provides a nurturing and non-confrontational place for writers to share up to ten pages each time. The groups consist of three or four writers who want to comment upon and receive others’ comments on their writing projects, in hopes of both becoming more consistently productive and improving the final product. Note: Fee for this group is $10/semester.

How do we gather our rich OLLI curriculum? OLLI at HSU courses are taught by professionals, retired and current university faculty, and local enthusiasts with expertise and passion for a subject. Course proposals are collected and reviewed by the OLLI Director and members of the Curriculum Committee: Ross Carkeet, Candee Fetsch Kimbrell, Rollie Lamberson, Kathy Layton, Maureen Murphy, Judith Rucker, Janina Shayne, Gerry Tollefson and Jane Woodward. Course selection criteria are based upon the following standards. Course proposals need not address all these standards for selection — however, the more the better!



The course ideally will:

• include an academic/intellectual component. • offer new skills/ideas to enhance life. explore one or more topics of •interest to OLLI membership. highlight feature aspects of our community •(artistic, economic, environmental). allow OLLI members access to University level •research and instructors from HSU and beyond. Course proposals are available on the OLLI website. Contact OLLI Director Sheila Rocker Heppe for more information: (707) 826-3743.

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OLLI Partners


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OLLI benefits from collaborations with many non-profit and governmental organizations. We greatly appreciate their support of lifelong learning in our community. l Bureau of Land Management: Arcata Field Office l Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre l Eureka High School

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l Ferndale Museum

(707) 826-5880

l Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F (VISA/MC/DISCOVER only)

l Humboldt Baykeeper



l Humboldt Botanical Gardens

l Humboldt Historical Society


l Humboldt Senior Resource Center l KEET TV 13 l KHSU FM 90.5/91.9 l McKinleyville Union School District l Morris Graves Museum of Art l National Weather Service l Northcoast Children’s Services l Redwood Coast Music Festivals l Redwood National & State Parks l Sequoia Park Zoo l Six Rivers National Forest l Trinidad Museum Society l U.S. Coast Guard Stations: McKinleyville and Humboldt Bay l HSU Natural History Museum


l BY MAIL: Send registration form on page 3 with check or credit card information to the address below. (Note that nonmembers must pay an additional fee of $25 per class, and will not get priority registration.) OLLI, Office of Distance & Extended Education Humboldt State University 1 Harpst Street Arcata, CA 95521-8299

l IN PERSON: At HSU Office of Distance & Extended Education, Student & Business Services Building, Suite 211 (2nd floor). Hours: M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration forms must include payment (cash, check or credit card).

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Office of Distance & Extended Education 1 Harpst St. Arcata, CA 95521-8299 The Office of Distance & Extended Education is self-supporting. This brochure is not printed or mailed at State expense. If you receive a duplicate, please give it to someone who may be interested in the information, and call us at (707) 826-3731 to remove the duplicate address.

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Osher Lifelong Learning at Humboldt State University Fall 2012 Course Catalog