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SAT., JANUARY 21 1-3 p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center OLLI Faculty • Meet Register for Fall Classes • 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!

Most OLLI courses are offered in Eureka at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center (HBAC). Located next to the Adorni Center at 921 Waterfront Dr., HBAC is a beautiful facility conveniently located in Eureka.

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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.


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l Bureau of Land Management: Arcata Field Office

ART..............................................10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 31

l Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre

COMMUNITY.............9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 27, 32, 34

l Eureka High School


l Humboldt Baykeeper

FILM.....................................................................13, 14

l Humboldt Historical Society

GLOBAL & CIVIC ISSUES.....28, 29, 30, 32, 33

l Humboldt Senior Resource Center l KEET TV 13

HEALTH................................................18, 19, 20, 21

l KHSU FM 90.5/91.9

HISTORY.............. 8, 10, 11, 12, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33

l McKinleyville Union School District

LITERATURE/POETRY..............22, 23, 24, 25

l Morris Graves Museum of Art l Redwood National & State Parks

PRACTICAL SKILLS...................................... 13, 17

l Sequoia Park Zoo

SCIENCE/MATH.....................................26, 27, 28

l Six Rivers National Forest

SELF........................................... 12, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23

l Trinidad Museum Society l U.S. Coast Guard Stations: McKinleyville and Humboldt Bay

TRAVEL/FIELD TRIPS................8, 9, 11, 12, 22 WRITING.................................8, 10, 22, 23, 24, 25

l HSU Natural History Museum

JUNE 10-19, 2012 [TENTATIVE]

Join OLLI faculty member Dave Silverbrand on this trip to an ecological paradise! OLLI at HSU is working with EF Educational Tours to propose a trip to experience Costa Rica’s mountains, jungles and ocean. Keep an eye on the OLLI website at and find OLLI at HSU on Facebook (search “OLLI HSU”) to learn more about this exciting adventure. Costs have not been determined as of press time, but may include double-occupancy housing and some meals. Each participant will fund their own travel arrangements.



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COURSES: SPRING 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 63 ®

MONDAY Dell’Arte Intermediate Tai Chi - Session 1 Beginning Tai Chi - Session 1 Yoga for OLLI - Session 1 Managing Your Estate Basics for Do-It-Yourselfers Intermediate Tai Chi - Session 2 Beginning Tai Chi - Session 2 Yoga for OLLI - Session 2

Jan. 23, March 5, April 9 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12 Feb. 6, 14, 20, 27, March 5, 12 Feb. 6, 14, 20, 27, March 5, 12 Feb. 13 & 20 March 12, 19, 26 April 2 March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23

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

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Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6 Feb. 21, 28, March 6, 13 Feb. 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20 March 20, 27, April 3, 10 April 3, 10, 17, 24 April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 April 17, 24, May 1 April 17, 24, May 1 April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 May 1, 8, 15, 22

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

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Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14 Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14 Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29 March 7, 14 Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb. 15, March 14, April 18, May 16 Feb. 22, 23 (Th), 24 (F)

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TUESDAY Close to the Bone: Writing Artists Showcase Essence of Humboldt: Photo Victorian Avant Garde Watercolor Still Life Painting Classic German Cinema Queens Marrying North Mary Oliver: Poet of Devotion Romeo and Juliet Wine Tasting 101 Coast Guard Tour Beyond Tours Soul Collage Writing on the Bay Global Economics

WEDNESDAY Foreign Films of 1930s Intro to Meditation Writing Workshop: Writer’s Craft Literature by Women Consciousness: An Exploration Fractals Art of Living Inventing the Presidency



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Pen and Ink Drawing Species in Peril Forum Beginning Woodworking Grand Jury Writing Critique Forum - Session 1 Resistance Training Fossils & Evolution of Life Intro to Meditation Part 2 Spring Writing Workshop Portrait Drawing Writing Critique Forum - Session 2

Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21 Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28 March 14 & 21 March 21, 28, April 4, 11 March 21, 28, April 4, 11 March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 April 4, 11, 18, 25 April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 May 2, 9, 16, 23

5-7 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 10 a.m.-noon 1-3 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 4-6 p.m. 1-3 p.m.

$15 $27 $17 $32 $24 $20 $26 $19 $25 $15 $24

Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 1 Feb. 16, 17 (F), 23, 24 (F), March 1, 2 (F) March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 March 8, 15, 22, 29 April 5, 12, 19, 26 April 12 April 19 April 19, 26 May 3, 10 April 19 & 26 May 3, 10, 17

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

$29 $21 $33 $32 $24 $13 $16 $31 $11 $11 $17 $10 $16

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 March 2 & 9 March 2, 9, 16, 23 May 4, 11, 18, 25 May 18 & 25 May 25, 26 (Sat. 1-3 p.m.)

2-3:30 p.m. 3-5 p.m. 2-3:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3-5 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

$18 $20 $18 $8 $20 $12

Feb. 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17 Feb. 18 & 25 March 10, 17, 24, 31 March 24, 31, April 7, 14 March 24 April 21 April 28 & May 5

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

$13 $23 $30 $26 $11 $12 $12

THURSDAY Great Decisions Mind-Body Clarity: The Basics Tales of the First Ladies The American 1920s Advanced Memoir Writing Cinematic Comedy The Illusion of Color Four Stories of Ephesus Scotia As It Was Lecture Scotia As It Was Field Trip Fingerpainting on Your iPad Leaving A Legacy Mandalas

FRIDAY Tai Chi Chuan - Session 1 Seeking Balance - Session 1 Tai Chi Chuan - Session 2 Madaket Tour Seeking Balance - Session 2 Eureka Theater: Then & Now

SATURDAY Conversational German 2 Writing for Children East African Community Archaeology in Mongolia Armchair Traveler Bridges & Ferries of Humboldt Home Museum


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SPRING 2012 MADAKET Historical Tour of Humboldt Bay


Learn the history of Humboldt Bay from the inside out. 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 For OLLI weeks, we will explore the Humboldt MEMBERS Bay from aboard the Madaket. ONLY The Madaket is the last survivor of seven original ferries that transported mill 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 on May 4. date Fri., May 4, 11, 18, 25 time 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. fee/members $80 (27787) place HBAC instr Leroy Zerlang

Humboldt Bay is a daily presence in our lives that is often overlooked. Learn some of the bay’s natural and human history and make individual visits to recreation and industrial sites, sloughs, tributaries and inlets. Share these investigations through writing short paragraphs and poems. Classes will include lecture, discussion and a writing workshop. Participants will give each other feedback and suggestions, try out exercises, and talk about how writing – journalism, nature writing, and poetry – can contribute to a sense of where we live. date Tues., April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $55 (27816) place HBAC instr Jerry Martien


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 he is the owner of one of the oldest ways on Humboldt Bay.



Jerry Martien has been active for many years in issues concerning Humboldt Bay and its tributary watersheds. He taught creative writing and nature writing at Humboldt State University for 11 years.

May I join OLLI if I am “almost” 50? The policy is that you must turn 50 within the year you would be taking classes. Or if you are 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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A Tour of the Past & Present The U.S. Coast Guard is an important presence on Humboldt Bay and For OLLI along the Pacific Coast. Join OLLI MEMBERS for this exploration of the history ONLY of the Coast Guard, then tour both the Humboldt Bay Station and the Helicopter Air Station for a behind-the-scenes look at the work of these dedicated service men and women. April 17, the class will meet at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. On April 24, half of the group will tour the Air Station in McKinleyville; the other half will visit the Humboldt Bay Station. On May 1, groups will switch venues. OLLI members only: Space in this class is limited to 50. Please register early to secure enrollment. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form at the first class meeting on April 17. Tours of Coast Guard facilities will require walking short distances; participants will be invited to ascend stairs to tour the upper floors of the Humboldt Bay Station. date Tues., April 17, 24, May 1 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $45 (27818/27819) place April 17: HBAC April 24, May 1: McKinleyville/Humboldt Bay stations instr Maggy Herbalin


Course Coordinator Maggy Herbelin is a volunteer member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at Station Humboldt Bay. She serves as Marine Safety Officer, Vessel Examiner, Aide to the Navigation Officer, COASTIE Educator, and an Auxiliary Chef. All of these positions offer Maggy opportunities to educate the community about the important work the local Coast Guard performs to keep waterways safe and protect people and property.



Freewheeling, Independent Travel for All Ages You may remember traveling easily and effortlessly in your youth. Maybe you stayed in hostels or perhaps hitchhiked through Europe. But that was a more innocent time, when you and the world were younger. Now we are in a darker, post 9/11 era, and travel is more difficult and dangerous, right? Wrong! Today’s travel can be even freer, lighter and more open than ever. Thanks to the Internet, social networking and the breakdown of barriers, you can know much more about a country and – if you choose – connect with potential friends online before you meet them. In this three-part workshop, veteran travelers Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans will share their knowledge, stories and experiences of visiting nearly 100 countries between them. date Tues., April 17, 24, May 1 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $50 (27825) place HBAC instr Barry Evans & Louisa Rogers Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans have traveled together since 1977, when they wandered through the UK in an old van, hiking the fells and savoring scones with clotted cream. Since then they have visited every continent except Antarctica. They split their lives between Humboldt, central Mexico, and the rest of the world. They still have a secondhand van (though not the same one).

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Would you like to learn more about wine? This class introduces numerous wine regions, varietals and styles while examining the methods and language used to critically analyze and describe a wine. We will discuss how to understand wine labels from around the world and will explore some approaches to food and wine pairing. We will taste a number of wines each week. As an added bonus on May 1, Bob Hodgson, owner of Fieldbrook Winery, will present a special lecture, “What makes a Gold Medal wine?” date Tues., April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 time 6:30-8 p.m. fee/members $75 (27821) place HBAC instr Randy Ward

Close your eyes and think about this unique place in which we live… the landscape, the people, the activities. Here is your opportunity to be part of history in the making, as you choose an area of Humboldt County (your neighborhood, a favorite store or store owner, bridges, etc.) to document with your camera. Learn about historical and contemporary photographers who emphasize documentary work. Through assignments and critiques, you will practice fine-tuning and expanding your vision. The course will culminate in an exhibit highlighting students’ best photographs. A solid working knowledge of your camera and the basics of photography are required. date Tues., Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $60 (27839) place HBAC instr Lorraine Miller-Wolf

Introduction to Wine Appreciation

Randy Ward has been a winemaker for 14 years, working at Fieldbrook Winery and at Storrs Winery in Santa Cruz. His passion for winemaking has led him to educate and encourage people to explore the world of wine.

A Photo Documentary Journey

Lorraine Miller-Wolf has been a local professional photographer for over 30 years. She has a teaching credential from HSU. She has taught for HSU Extended Education and OLLI for the past five years. Miller-Wolf’s photographs have been exhibited extensively throughout the county. View her work at

LEAVING A LEGACY: Living a Life of Significance 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. Hands-on and fun, this practical and participative class will provide tangible outcomes and get you started (or further along) on your journey of legacy and significance. date time fee/members place instr

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 25 years. Scott’s website:

Thurs., April 19 and 26 6-8 p.m. $35 (27809) HBAC Scott Hammond



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As it Was, Is and Will Be Scotia is a community on the edge of great change. It is still run like a company town, but it will soon turn a corner. This course is a comprehensive study of Scotia, from when it was part of the Pacific Lumber Company, to its current and future status. An account of the mills will be supplemented by significant personalities and visits to facilities that once made the town nearly selfsufficient. Explore Scotia’s social life, disasters, and more. The first class will be held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. The following week, an extensive walking tour of Scotia will include lunch at the Scotia Inn (course fees do not include lunch, so plan to purchase on your own or bring a bag lunch), tours of the company museum, building interiors and streetscapes, and presentations by the town of Scotia staff and officials in the 1919 Scotia Theater. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form at the first class meeting on April 12. date Thurs., April 12 and April 19 time April 12: 2:30-5:30 p.m. April 19: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. fee/members $55 (27813) place HBAC and Scotia instr Ray Hillman This course reflects Ray Hillman’s lifelong interest in industrial history. He has studied Scotia and other company towns, closely following their changes and challenges. Ray is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a B.A. in American history and an M.A. in library science, and a teaching major in the history of the American West. He has a background as a curator in regional history museums, junior college and university teaching, and 26 years of guiding tours of Humboldt County.


The Armchair Traveler:

HARK, HARK, THE PARK Join us on a PowerPoint tour of our nicest nearby parks. From the comfort of OLLI’s armchair, you’ll virtually visit some of the most scenic sights on the North Coast. We’ll rub elbows with large-antlered elk, rhapsodize about redwoods and rhododendrons, and tramp along thrilling trails. We’ll learn about the “sand corrals” above Gold Bluffs Beach, discern the difference between a barn and a sheep shed, and amble through a prize-winning apple orchard. Thus stimulated, you’ll be ready for your own forays onto the trails and roadways of our resplendent redwood parks. Pull up your chair and let’s go! date Sat., March 24 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $30 (27803) place HBAC instr Jerry Rohde Gisela and Jerry Rohde have written three guidebooks to local redwood parks. They have led Road Scholar and Elderhostel tours of the local area for years. They each own a very comfortable armchair.

OLLI MEMBERS HAVE FIRST PRIORITY REGISTRATION IN ALL CLASSES. 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.


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River and creek crossings in Humboldt County have often been noteworthy places. Examine some of the more exciting ones in a PowerPoint program featuring old photos, postcards, and maps. You’ll learn about the Yager Creek covered bridge, which a posse barricaded while waiting for a pair of Fortuna bank robbers. You’ll see wonderful constructions from the original Redwood Highway, such as the Twin Trees and Bear Creek bridges. You’ll marvel at the works of “concrete genius” John B. Leonard, designer of Fernbridge. And you’ll ponder the significance of Dungan’s, Singley’s, and East’s ferries on the lower Eel. We’ll cross rivers, creeks, and 16 decades on our way towards bridging the gap with the past. date Sat., April 21st time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $30 (27808) place HBAC instr Jerry Rohde

Get an in-depth glimpse into the Eureka Theater, where you will learn about the people behind the design and construction of the theater and the building itself, including original photos, color schemes, seating capacity and systems, two major remodels, the current restoration project and future plans. A behind-the-scenes walking tour of the Eureka Theater from bottom to top will conclude the course. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form at the first class meeting. date Fri./Sat., May 25-26 time Fri. 6-8 p.m., Sat. 1-3 p.m. fee/members $50 (27864) place HBAC/Eureka Theater instr Wendy Petty

of Humboldt County

Jerry and Gisela Rohde have written three guidebooks to the North Coast and have taught numerous Elderhostel and Road Scholar and OLLI courses. They have crossed most of the bridges in Humboldt County, but have yet to use a local ferry.

Wendy and Chuck Petty have been involved with historic preservation and restoration in Eureka since 1984. They have served on the Eureka Heritage Society board, Preservation Commission, Eureka Main Street and the Eureka Theater boards. They have performed extensive restoration on three homes and the Eureka Theater. They have given many talks and tours of historic buildings, including the Eureka Theater.

THE HOME MUSEUM: Preserving Your Heirlooms Discover simple, low-tech and inexpensive ways to repair and preserve your treasured items so you can enjoy them now, and later pass them on to your heirs or museums. Discussions will include the different preservation problems that each kind of material faces – whether it be paper, metal, glass, wood, textiles, or other. You will also learn how to store and display these items in your home so that they will be preserved for you and future generations.



Preservation techniques will be demonstrated. date Sat., April 28 and May 5 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $30 (27798) place HBAC instr Pam Service Pam Service worked for 17 years as a museum curator in Indiana. She moved to Humboldt County in 2000 to be curator/director of the Clarke Historical Museum in Eureka.

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SPRING 2012 Laughing Out Loud: A Joy Ride Through CINEMATIC COMEDY This course will concentrate on the oldest film genre: cinematic comedy. Short and feature films shown will represent some of the funniest samplings of early silents to sophisticated talkies. The class will be a wild ride from slapstick to sentimental, from screwball to sophisticated, and from romantic to absolute absurdity. Whether it be bright humor or dark humor, no one will escape without splitting a gut over the thousands of black, white and colorful images of cinema zaniness. The comedy film series may include the following: Short films featuring Mabel Normand, Fatty Arbuckle and Charlie Chaplin; Buster Keaton; Laurel and Hardy; Duck Soup; Ninotchka; Sullivan’s Travels; Some Like It Hot; Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb; Monty Python and the Holy Grail. date Thurs., March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $60 (27810) place Eureka High School Lecture Hall instr Philip Middlemiss Philip Middlemiss is an English/media teacher at Eureka High School, where he has taught Film Criticism and Video Production for 15 years. He studied film seriously before receiving his master’s degree in cinema production/ dramatic writing from Humboldt State University.

Managing Your ESTATE This introductory course is designed for those who wish to gain an understanding of how to manage their estate through the use of powers of attorney for health and finances, trusts, conservatorships and wills. It is geared toward 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. Participants will develop an easy-to-follow roadmap for governing their estate. date Mon., Feb 13 and 20 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $30 (27841) place HBAC instr Kip Roberti Kip Roberti has lived in Humboldt County since 1962, 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 has been a professional fiduciary.

Conversational GERMAN 2


An introduction to basic conversational German language, including grammar, everyday situations, and travelers’ needs in an interactive classroom setting. No prior knowledge necessary, but German 1 is strongly recommended. date Sat., Feb. 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $45 (27799) place HBAC instr Les Wright

German cinema has a rich and varied history of international quality productions, though frequently unfamiliar to American audiences. This course introduces classic German cinema and highlights films from the Weimar German era (1920s), the New German Cinema (1970s), and contemporary German films. All films are in German with English subtitles. date Tues., Feb. 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 time 6-9 p.m. fee/members $50 (27833) place HBAC instr Les Wright

Les Wright holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature (German and Russian), and taught college level German. He studied at the Universites of Würzburg and Tübingen, where he also taught English as a second language. OLLI at HSU

Les Wright: See biography under “Conversational German.”

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ARTISTS’ SHOWCASE Humboldt County is is known for having more artists per capita than any other area in this country. This class is part of an annual OLLI series offered each spring. Artists’ Showcase will feature six noted artists who will share their work, both finished and unfinished, and talk about the process of making art. What inspires and motivates them? What becomes subject matter? Why do they work in the medium they do, and what is the process of creating their art? One artist will be showcased each week, with an opportunity for class participants to understand how each artist has developed artwork. Featured artists include (not in order of appearance): • Bob Benson: watercolorist/sculptor, mixed media • Elizabeth Berrien: wire sculptor • Dona Blakely: painter, mixed media • Terry Oates: landscape and portrait painter • Leslie Kenneth Price: abstract painter • Keith Schneider: ceramicist date Tues., Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13 time 4-5:30 p.m. fee/members $75 (27822) place HBAC instr Amy Uyeki


The Golden Age of Hollywood began just after the introduction of sound in the 1930s. Foreign filmmakers began their own golden age, creating many memorable classic films between 1930 and 1939. In this class we will view a selection of films from Germany, Russia, France and Denmark and discuss the movements that propelled European film artists to create diverse and unusual masterpieces in comedy and drama. Topics for discussion will include expressionism, surrealism, poetic realism and the historical context of pre-war cinema in Europe. Discussions will also include the lives and works of the directors. The films include several that are ranked by many critics among the best ever made. They are also products of the times, the countries and the talents of notable directors. We will screen and discuss Fritz Lang’s M, Le Million from René Clair, Vampyr from Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer, von Sternberg’s Scarlet Empress, Alexander Nevsky by the great Russian director Eisenstein, Rules of the Game from Renoir, Marcel Carne’s Port of Shadows and Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante. date Wed., Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21 time 6-9 p.m. fee/members $70 (27858) place HBAC instr Philip Wright

North Coast

Showcase coordinator Amy Uyeki has been a North Coast area visual artist for the past 25 years. She taught art in the public schools, served on the board of local arts organizations and is a member of an artists’ collective.

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. OLLI at HSU


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SPRING 2012 HISTORY OF DELL’ARTE in Three Interactive Events

Dell’Arte has been a pioneer in physical theatre, theatre of place and ensemble performance for 38 years. In addition to presenting the annual Mad River Festival and other original productions, the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre offers the only MFA in the world in “Ensemble Based Physical Performance.” Dell’Arte is also known nationally and internationally as the U.S. center for research, training and performance of the actor-creator, exploring the physical theatre traditions and their contemporary applications. Dell’Arte students come from nearly every continent in the world and bring a lively cultural variety to the small town of Blue Lake. Through film, student performance and conversation, you will learn the creative and cultural history of the Dell’Arte International School in Blue Lake and how productions are devised and toured throughout the world. • Session 1 (Jan. 23): Commedia Dell’Arte The form, its roots, and how it is done at Dell’Arte • Session 2 (March 5): Community-Based Projects How Dell’Arte engages the community in collaborative theatre projects • Session 3 (April 9): Clown Theatre What is a “theatrical clown”? date Mon., Jan. 23, March 5, April 9 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $40 (27789) place Carlo Theater, Blue Lake instr Michael Fields Michael Fields is a founding member and producing artistic director of the Dell’Arte Company. He has co-authored and performed in over 25 Dell’Arte productions. He is also director of the Calif. State Summer School for the Arts theatre program. He is a master teacher of physical performance styles at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, and has taught for the Dutch National Theatre School, the California Institute of the Arts, Teater Studion in Stockholm, Sweden and at the Aarhus University Dramaturgi Institute in Denmark. OLLI at HSU

PEN & INK DRAWING Expand your knowledge of drawing through the use of pen and ink. You’ll learn pen and ink drawing techniques that you can practice in class. You will also explore shading techniques (hatching, crosshatching, stippling, etc.) and will investigate various types of line quality. Though some drawing experience is recommended, it is not required. We will draw on the first day. Please bring the following materials: Black India ink, a standard pen holder, #99 nib, Micron pens (01 mm, 03 mm, 05 mm, 08 mm), a mechanical pencil, an eraser, a pad of Strathmore 400 9” x 12 paper, a #6 round brush, and a ruler. date Wed., Feb. 29, March 7,14, 21, 28 time 5-7 p.m. fee/members $60 (27920) place Humboldt Senior Resource Center 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.

PORTRAIT DRAWING This course is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of portrait drawing. You will primarily be learning how to draw facial features, but we will discuss other components related to portrait drawing, including composition, and how to choose an appropriate background for a portrait. We will draw on the first day. Please bring the following materials: a pad of Strathmore 400 paper (20 sheets of white 11x14 recommended); 4H, HB, 2B, 4B, and 6B graphite pencils; a white eraser; a kneaded eraser; and a ruler. date Wed., April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 time 4-6 p.m. fee/members $60 (27921) place HBAC instr Tim Clewell Tim Clewell: See biography under “Pen and Ink Drawing,” above.

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Still Life Painting

The word mandala is Sanskrit for circle, community, or connection. The concept is drawn from the ancient idea of the circle as an archetype denoting the integration of a number of elements to make a whole. In its simplest form, the mandala is a circle containing an uncomplicated design, such as a young child’s drawing. In its most complex form, examples include Kalachakra and the Navajo sand paintings, as well as rose windows dating from the Rosicrucian movement. Explore the history of the mandala, create individual mandalas from an assortment of materials, and construct a group mandala outside using found materials (weather permitting). This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form at the first class meeting. date Thurs., May 3, 10, 17 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40 (27796) place HBAC instr Patty Yancey

Watercolor is notable for its translucency and sparkle, and this class will explore its expressive qualities. We will begin by painting simple objects, learning basic skills and gaining the confidence to complete a still life painting. Watercolor methods of direct painting, layering, and working wet-in-wet will be introduced. The traditional concepts of representational painting, composition, color and value will be incorporated in these exercises. Some familiarity with watercolor is helpful. Bring the following supplies to the first class: Pad of watercolor paper; tubes of cadmium red, aureolin yellow, ultramarine blue, sap green, violet, burnt sienna watercolors; palette; watercolor brushes (medium rounds and flats); a pencil; a small water container and paper towels. date Tues., Feb. 21, 28, March 6, 13 time 2-4 p.m. fee/members $55 (27824) place HBAC instr Judy Evenson

Patty Yancey is a professor in the School of Education at Humboldt State University. Dr. Yancey is also a mixed-media visual artist and dancer. She earned her M.A. and the Graduate School of Education at University of California, Berkeley, and her B.A. in fine arts at the American University in Washington, D.C.

Judy Evenson is an award winning painter who is passionate about watercolor. She exhibits nationally and regionally and teaches locally.

The ILLUSION of COLOR What is color? What is the difference between the basic colors of light and the basic colors of paint? What are the principles of design? How can we create electrifying design effects using only one or two colors? How can we make one color appear totally different by optical illusion? What happens when white light strikes an object that is painted blue? Explore the concept of color through a variety of techniques and materials – collage, paint and pastels



and learn how to produce specific visual effects that convey emotions, moods, and /or feelings. date Thurs., March 8, 15, 22, 29 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $50 (27797) place HBAC instr Patty Yancey Patty Yancey: See biography under “Mandala,” above.

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SPRING 2012 Beginning WOODWORKING with HAND TOOLS Learn correct set-up, sharpening, and use of basic woodworking hand tools, including hand saws, chisels, block planes, rasps, and scrapers. Use these skills to build a simple project (birdhouse, box, or small bench). Each class meeting will include a brief introduction and instruction for use of these tools, followed by hands-on practice time. There will be time in class to complete your chosen project. Wood species and selection and joinery appropriate to the projects offered will also be discussed. date Wed., Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $75 (27862) place McKinleyville Middle School instr Rand Hall Rand Hall is a lifelong educator. Throughout his career as a science educator for more than 20 years, Rand has managed to fit woodworking, furniture refinishing and cabinetry courses into his teaching schedule.

BASIC SKILLS for the Amateur DO-IT-YOURSELFER: Carpentry, Woodworking & More

Barry Smith has had his own contracting business for 20 years. Doralee Smith was a classroom teacher for 30 years. After retiring she returned to school to study carpentry, woodworking and cabinet making. Doralee and Barry have taught Basic Carpentry Skills for Women classes for three years. OLLI at HSU

Your iPad

Are you looking for new ways to use your iPad? Join this 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 artwork by Mondrian, Miro, Matisse, Modigliani and Monet for inspiration and for learning specific art tools. No art or digital art experience is required. This is fun and easy to learn! Professional artists will enjoy adding a mobile digital platform to their tool set. Bring an iPad and download the ArtStudio app ($6 from the App Store) before the first class meeting. date Thurs., April 19, 26, May 3, 10 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $50 (27807) 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:


Geared for beginners, this course will cover basic carpentry and woodworking skills. Home maintenance and repair skills such as plumbing and electrical will be explored. Students will learn to use hand held power tools safely and each participant will build a small tool box. date Mon., March 12, 19, 26, April 2 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $60 (27945) place 2306 2nd St., Eureka instr Barry Smith and Doralee Smith


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SPRING 2012 Tai Chi classes with Glenda Hesseltine are held at Redwood Park Lodge (Bayview St.), Arcata.

TAI CHI for Everyone

Intermediate TAI CHI

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. Take one or both sessions taught by Glenda Hesseltine. Bring a water bottle and wear flat, comfortable shoes. SESSION 1: Mon., Feb. 6-March 12, 3-4:30 p.m. fee/members $65 (27782) SESSION 2: Mon., March 19-April 23, 3-4:30 a.m. fee/members $65 (27790)

This class is for more advanced students who have practiced basic Tai Chi (through OLLI or elsewhere) and are looking to advance their practice. Take one or both sessions taught by Glenda Hesseltine. Bring a water bottle and wear flat, comfortable shoes. SESSION 1: Mon., Feb. 6-March 12, 1-2:30 p.m. fee/members $65 (27788) GLENDA HESSELTINE

SESSION 2: Mon., March 19-April 23, 1-2:30 p.m. fee/members $65 (27792)

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.


TAI CHI CHUAN for RELAXATION This course is designed to introduce students to beginning postures and transitions of the Yang style short form of Tai Chi Chuan. Students will gain an appreciation of Tai Chi Chuan as a mind/body movement experience in the development of posture, balance, strength, concentration and relaxation.

Please dress in layers of comfortable clothing.

This Tai Chi class is conducted by instructor Dick Stull. It will be held at Tooby County Park (rain or shine), two miles southwest of Garberville on Sprowel Creek Rd.

Dr. Dick (Doc) Stull is a professor of kinesiology and recreation administration at HSU. He has taught Tai Chi at HSU for 23 years.



SESSION 1: Fri., Feb. 3-24, 2-3:30 p.m. fee/members $65 (27870) SESSION 2: Fri., March 2-23, 2-3:30 p.m. fee/members $65 (27784)

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SPRING 2012 Introduction to MEDITATION Explore, discuss and experience the goal of meditation, the qualities or attributes of this goal, and the practices which lead to it through a cross-cultural approach including Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Sufi perspectives. Meditative practice from various traditions will be taught and practiced. The course includes lectures, meditation instruction and practice, sharing and discussion. You will be provided with the tools for developing a meditation practice relevant to your needs and – while drawing on the accumulated wisdom of tradition – is not part of any particular tradition. date Wed., Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $50 (27861) place HBAC instr Girija Moran

YOGA for OLLI Join us for a gentle yoga class at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center. 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. date Mon., Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12 time 1:30-3 p.m. fee/members $75 (27786) place HBAC instr Patricia Starr 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.


Girija Moran has an extensive experience in meditation, drawing on her background in both Hindu and Buddhist traditions. She has taught meditation courses in five countries and currently resides in Humboldt County where she teaches meditation from a non-traditional and eclectic perspective.

Introduction to

MEDITATION: Part II Part II will offer more depth as a continuation of the first Introduction to Meditation course. Meditations will be slightly longer in duration (up to 20 minutes) and meditation practices will be explored more deeply with time to share and discuss. Participants will revisit and delve more deeply into the Christian, Sufi, Hindu and Buddhist meditative traditions. Additional practices such as chanting will be introduced and discussed Prerequisite: Intro to Meditation with Girija Moran (above) date Wed., April 4, 11, 18, 25 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $60 (27843) place HBAC instr Girija Moran Girija Moran: See biography above under “Introduction to Meditation.”

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SPRING 2012 SEEKING BALANCE Do you feel like you might be losing your ability to balance? Would you like to have your balance For OLLI assessed? Come join Dr. Ortega MEMBERS and his team from the HSU ONLY 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. Offered twice this term. Register for either section. SECTION 1: date Fri., March 2 and 9 time 3-5 p.m. fee/members $40 (27783) place HBAC instr Justus Ortega


SECTION 2: date time fee/members place instr

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 Wed., March 21, 28, April 4, 11 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40 (27844) place HBAC instr Sue 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.


Fri., May 18 and 25 3-5 p.m. $40 (27785) HBAC Justus Ortega

Justus Ortega, Ph.D., is the director of the HSU biomechanics lab, where he and his students not only conduct novel research in the energetics of human locomotion, they also provide the community with health and performance related biomechanical testing and evaluation. His research with the STRONG program is aimed at increasing opportunities for seniors to stay active in our community.



Fundamentals of

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.

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SPRING 2012 Get Right With Your Body:   The Basics of

MIND-BODY CLARITY Are you struggling with physical pain? Have you already tried everything available to make the pain go away? Learn how to reconnect with your body, emotions and soul and to calm your mind to identify what’s best for you and how to get there. Learn to become emotionally smart, get more comfortable in your body, and clean up your thinking. Topics include pain relief, improved relationships, stress reduction, clearer intuition, peace, calm and more energy.

date Thurs., Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 1 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40 (27812) place HBAC instr Gail Kenny Gail Kenny is a certified Martha Beck life coach and an endorsed Healthy Life MindBody coach. She came to mind-body coaching through her experience with chronic pelvic pain. She is a nature lover, birder, wife, mom, yogini, hiker, backpacker, cook, healer, spiritual seeker and gardener. She was a staff member at HSU for over 21 years. She holds a B.S. in wildlife management.

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What is consciousness? Who and what has it? This course examines the various theories of consciousness, and how they affect our perception, our beliefs and our culture. Is consciousness unique to human beings? Is it merely a function of our brain that dies when we die? Are animals and plants conscious? What is “mass consciousness,” how does it work, and how is it related to the 100th monkey theory and quantum physics? Did life start with consciousness, or did it emerge as the universe (and humans) evolved? How does it relate to meditation, prayer, and metaphysics? To techniques for expanding consciousness? To the subconscious and the unconscious self? Explore new dimensions of knowledge as it relates to the above questions and to the social and scientific issues of our times. The class will not provide definitive answers per se, but aims to clarify the pertinent issues and address consciousness raising and mind expansion techniques. date Wed., Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29 March 7, 14 time 3-5 p.m. fee/members $50 (27856) place HBAC instr Jane Woodward & Sharon Ferrett Jane Woodward (M.Ed., MPA, J.D.) has worked over 40 years in program development, policy consulting, law, and government program evaluation. She currently is active on the Arcata Economic Development Committee, and is rewriting her own life script. 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 and author who brings a real-world perspective to her presentations and books.

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SPRING 2012 Shakespeare’s Tragedy of

Close to the Bone: WRITING from the Inside Out

The plot of Romeo and Juliet can be a paraphrase of Keats: “What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape? What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy?” Shakespeare’s protagonists, though star-crossed, prevail even in the minds of those never having witnessed the play. Ponder the majesty of Shakespeare’s language that ascends to a realization about young love. Ponder why this drama set in Verona lives eternally as a favorite of audiences. An optional trip to Ashland on April 20-22 will allow you to experience with Juliet how this tale of love embodies beyond words, leaving one incapable to “sum up sum of half” her wealth. (See below)   date Tues., April 3, 10, 17, 24 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $60 (27820) place HBAC instr Tom Gage

It is never too late to become a writer, to dig deep and write what you want to express. If you worry that you lack the skills to tap into your experiences, imagination, and feelings, this class will offer you the opportunity to both learn and create. Whether you are new to writing or not, a process will be taught to help catapult you into your right brain and free you to write through your senses, whether in poetry or prose. You will be shown how to employ techniques to help weave music into your use of language, to give it breath and a heartbeat. A safe environment will be created for you to share what you write and receive constructive feedback if you desire it. The instructor will share examples from contemporary writers as models for inspiration. date Tues., Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $65 (27829) place HBAC instr Bonnie Shand


Tom Gage is professor emeritus from the HSU Dept. of English. He has taught many of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets, has co-authored books in which he anthologized the Bard’s plays, and chaired a national conference at Washington’s Folger Shakespeare Library.

Bonnie Shand, M.A. is a poet, a reader, and a lover of good writing. She has taught literature and writing classes through Sonoma State Extended Education, the Oakmont Retirement Community in Santa Rosa, and OLLI at HSU.


Troilus & Cressida • Romeo & Juliet

See Shakespearean playsTroilus & Cressida (April 21) and Romeo & Juliet (April 22) at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Each night, a prologue will be held an hour before the 8 p.m. play. CALL 826-5880 FOR DETAILS



APRIL 21-22, 2012 Tickets to prologues, plays and panel discussions are included in the fee. The fee does not include transportation, accommodations or meals. Participation is limited to OLLI members. fee/members


OSF information:

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Poet of Devotion & Inspiration In this encore recognition of Mary Oliver’s work, we will focus on her later poems and a sampling of her essays which have also garnered critical admiration. As we explore how Oliver reveals writing to be “a way of offering praise to the world,” we will immerse ourselves in her desire to witness nature and share what she sees. We will walk with her “into the woods to visit the deer graves” and into “the watery dark of a summer night.” You do not need to have participated in the previouslyoffered Mary Oliver class to join in this second celebration of this writer of spirit and mystery. You simply have to bring a desire to be swept away by her words into her vision of awe and wonder. date Tues., March 20, 27, April 3, 10 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $60 (27835) place HBAC instr Bonnie Shand Bonnie Shand, See biography under “Close to the Bone: Writing from the Inside Out,” on opposite page.


Discuss how to write and publish fiction and non-fiction 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., Feb. 18 and 25 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $35 (27800) place HBAC instr Pam Service Pam Service has published 29 books for children and young adults, and many short stories.


Discovering Your Multiplicity SoulCollage® is a collage process developed by author Seena B. Frost. By putting together cut-out images from magazines and other sources, we can access the many different parts of ourselves. By learning to speak from the completed image, rather than about it, we can gain access to our inner voices, hearing what they have to say about important life questions. No previous art experience is necessary, but life experience is a plus! All materials provided. date Tues., April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $50 (27815) place HBAC instr Janet Patterson Janet Patterson has been active in SoulCollage® for six years. She is completing her Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis on disturbing dream images and the body. She is also a member of the Jung and SoulCollage® OLLI interest groups.

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SPRING 2012 WRITING Critique & Feedback FORUM


Many writers in Emily Gibson’s OLLI writing workshops have asked for a focused critique group. This forum is a two-part series. The first part is four weeks, with a space of a few weeks for writers to work on their pieces before coming back for the second part. Writers can take one or both sections, though taking both is recommended. In this class, writers will learn techniques of focused critique and feedback, have an opportunity to share their own work, and be able to provide feedback to other writers in the group. The first session will be devoted to creating a safe space for sharing and giving/receiving feedback. We will focus on understanding the difference between critiquing as a reader, and critiquing as an editor. Emphasis will be on responding from a reader’s view point, because the language of readers is more supportive and helpful. The remaining sessions will be devoted to sharing and critiquing writing. This course is best for prose writers with fiction and non-fiction pieces. SESSION 1: date Wed., March 21, 28, April 4, 11 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $30 (27852) place HBAC instr Emily Gibson SESSION 2: date time fee/members place instr

Wed., May 2, 9, 16, 23 1-3 p.m $30 (27854) HBAC Emily Gibson

Emily Gibson is a local educator who has brought the craft of writing alive through writing workshops for writers of all ages for nearly two decades. Her favorite writers, by far, are OLLI writers!

So, you have a notebook full of memories, pictures, and sketches of life events. You’ve been writing stories. And now you’re ready for the next level. Take this course to develop your characters, create form and structure, develop setting, voice, point of view and work on dialogue. This class is designed for the serious memoir writer who wants to complete a project. This is an intense writing class. Each session you will write, read stories and gain feedback from the class. We will also read sample published memoirs and talk about why they are effective. Course requirements: This class is for students who have had a beginning memoir class, have sample stories and are working toward a polished manuscript. Limited to 12 students. date Thurs., March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $70 (27811) place HBAC instr Sharon Ferrett Sharon K. Ferrett, Ph.D., has over 35 years in higher education as a college and university dean, director and professor. She is also a management consultant and a small business owner who brings a real-world perspective to her presentations and books: Peak Performance, Positive Attitudes at Work, Strategies: College and Career Success, and Getting and Keeping the Job You Want.

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SPRING 2012 Writing Workshop: Spring WRITING WORKSHOP Six weeks to work on your writing projects! Come join us to write, reflect, confer, revise, edit, and think. Each two-hour session includes a half-hour of writing exercises and activities to get you thinking and your words flowing, an hour of focused writing time with resources and a writing coach to support your efforts, and a halfhour to share, get feedback, and plan your next steps. This session is good for continuing to work on projects you’ve started in other OLLI classes, as well as getting started on ideas that have been percolating in your mind for a while. date Wed., April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $70 (27842) place HBAC instr Emily Gibson Emily Gibson: See biography under “Writing Critique & Feedback Forum.”

THE WRITER’S CRAFT This course provides time to work on your writing projects within a supportive, creative environment. This Spring workshop will focus on the craft of writing, including making thoughtful word choices, creating vivid images, and using sentences that “zing.” After the first few sessions, writers’ needs will influence the content and direction of this course. The first portion of each meeting will be an interactive, experiential lesson on some aspect of writing craft, and the second portion of each meeting will be a workshop where participants write, conference, share, and plan. Writers can bring works in progress, ideas for pieces, or simply a desire to write. Any genre of writing is welcome! Just come with notebook and pen in hand. date Wed., Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $70 (27847) place HBAC instr Emily Gibson Emily Gibson: See biography under “Writing Critique & Feedback Forum.”

LITERATURE BY WOMEN: An Overview Explore the lives and works of writers from the 1300s to the present. From Margery Kempe to Jane Hirschfield, examine the intellectual bonds that link readers and writers across time and space. Poems, short stories, autobiography, essays, and excerpts from an influential novel will be included. This chronological overview will consider both women’s shared history and the diversity of women’s experience. date Wed., Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $60 (27846) place HBAC instr Pat McCutcheon


Pat McCutcheon has an M.A. in English and has published widely. She taught English for 25 years at College of the Redwoods, including Literature by Women, which proved to be a life-altering course for many. Having experienced the enthusiasm of OLLI students in previous classes, she looks forward to examining with them several women writers from the Middle Ages to the present.

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& 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 Wed., March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $60 (27860) place Natural History Museum, Arcata 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 the exhibits webmaster/designer/author for the HSU Natural History Museum. With his wife Gail, he has recently completed updating and refurbishing the “Life Through Time” exhibit cases at the museum, including extensive literature research for each time period to bring all text and discussion up to date.



From the late 1920s until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, field archaeology in Mongolia was the sole domain of Soviet and Mongolian scholars. With the breakup of the Soviet Bloc, Mongolia opened up to the West, making it possible for U.S. and European scholars, as well as those from Japan, Korea, and China, to do fieldwork there. This course will give a brief outline of some of the major projects carried out by American archaeologists with their Mongolian colleagues. The instructor has participated in several of the most significant joint American-Mongolian expeditions. No prior knowledge of the subject is required and, while there will be some overlap, this is a new course substantially different from the Archaeology of Mongolia course previously offered by OLLI. date Sat., March 24, 31, April 7, 14 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $45 (27806) place HBAC instr Bob Service Bob Service has participated in archaeological projects in England, Sudan, and Mongolia. Summer of 2011 was the fourth archaeological season he has spent in Mongolia. There he worked on projects focusing on funerary archaeology, survey, and the archaeology of settlement. A geographer by initial training, he has specialized in the study of Inner and East Asia and served on the faculties of Indiana University, the University of Goettingen, and HSU, where he taught history of East and Central Asia.

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

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Species in Peril In Northern California Join local experts for this four-part discussion of the biology of several vulnerable, threatened, or endangered species of Northern California, and management issues that arise because of their status.

WEEK 1: FEB. 29


David Hankin: Salmon and Other Fish Many populations of salmon and steelhead have been listed as threatened and endangered. The primary cause for these listings is loss of spawning and rearing habitat due to construction of dams and urbanization. Logging, historic gold mining, agricultural withdrawals of water, and the 1964 flood have likely diminished juvenile rearing capacity. Fishing is an unlikely causal factor, although it may prevent rapid rebuilding of populations, and hatcheries have likely had a negative impact on many wild populations. David Hankin is a professor in the Dept. of Fisheries Biology at HSU. His research has focused on Chinook salmon populations and he has been involved in management of Chinook stocks. He is a member of the Committee for Scientific Cooperation and the Calif. Hatchery Scientific review group.

Bill Zielinski: Selected Mammals of Conservation Concern in California Bill Zielinski will briefly review the ecological characteristics, methods of study, and the conservation status of the fisher, the Humboldt marten, the wolverine, and the particularly enigmatic and federally-endangered Point Arena mountain beaver (which neither lives in the mountains nor is a beaver!) Bill Zielinski is a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station in Arcata. He specializes in ecology and conservation of wildlife species at risk, particularly carnivores in forests. He researches methods to detect, inventory and monitor these species and their habitats.

WEEK 2: MARCH 7 Jeff Dunk: Northern Spotted Owls & Marbled Murrelets Northern spotted owl conservation has been a focal point of controversy for over 30 years. This owl has also been a focal point of research, and this has resulted in a wealth of ecological information. Jeff Dunk will discuss how this information has been integrated into recent conservation planning efforts. Jeff Dunk is a lecturer at HSU in the Dept. of Environmental Science and Management. His research is focused on modeling rare species habitat associations and large-scale conservation planning in the Pacific Northwest. He collaborated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a modeling framework to assist in the recovery of the Northern spotted owl. date time fee/members place instr

Wed., Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21 6-8 p.m. $45 (27849) HBAC Roland Lamberson


WEEK 4: MARCH 21 Lowell Diller: Managing for Endangered Species on Private Lands Lowell Diller will discuss the relative importance of private lands in conservation and some of the mechanisms used to provide conservation on private lands (e.g., regulation, incentives, education, habitat conservation plans [HCP]). He will discuss the significance of the federal ESA versus various types of state regulation. He will share specifics of conservation planning on Green Diamond land ownership, with primary focus on the two HCPs under which the company operates. Lowell Diller is senior biologist at Green Diamond Resource Co. in Korbel, and an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Wildlife at HSU. He has worked for over 20 years conducting research and monitoring the development and implementation of HCPs on private timberlands.

Course coordinator Rollie Lamberson is an emeritus professor of mathematics at HSU and was the coordinator of the environmental systems graduate programs. He is founder of the International Resource Modeling Assoc. and serves as its executive secretary. He recently served on the Independent Science Advisory Board for the Columbia River Basin.

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SPRING 2012 The Beauty of FRACTALS A fractal is a fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is a reduced-size copy of the whole. Fractals can be created mathematically, but they also abound in nature. Familiar examples include clouds, coastlines or cauliflower. Investigate how these beautiful and complex shapes can be created using simple mathematics no more complicated than addition and multiplication. date Wed., Feb. 8,15, 22, 29 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $40 (27848) place HBAC instr Jeff Haag Jeff Haag, Ph.D., is a professor of mathematics at HSU. He is a frequent host of Homework Hotline, on KEET TV 13. He organizes the State Of Jefferson Mathematical Congress, and directs the Redwood Empire Mathematics Tournament.

OLLI instructors... are experts from the community and current or retired faculty. If you are interested in

GLOBAL ECONOMICS: Key Concepts & Current Issues What is economics and why does it affect people’s lives so much? A dynamic, interactive and relevant introduction to the key concepts in economics to provide a foundation for understanding what you read and hear in the press. Clearly understand all the key concepts and big words of economics. Look at typical articles and make sure that not only the events are clear but also their causes. Discuss the crisis which began in 2008 and analyze the global outlook as well as practical measures that can be considered by individuals in uncertain economic times. Topics include: • What economics is all about • Keynes and “Animal Spirits” • The 3 Es • What money is all about and how it is created • Is growth always good? • What is the division of labor? Why should we care? • Microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics (even GDP!) • Supply and demand – Risks of inflation and deflation • The crisis of 2008 and its aftermath We will also discuss the current state of the global economy, inflationary or deflationary pressures, as well as oil and energy issues. date Tues., May 1, 8, 15, 22 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $45 (27836) place HBAC instr Laurent Cleenewerck Laurent Cleenewerck has been involved in education and economics since 1992. He is a graduate of the Institute of Business Administration at the University of Montpellier (France), and is a board member of the International Organization for Sustainable Development, an intergovernmental agency.

becoming an OLLI instructor, contact the HSU OLLI coordinator at 826-3743.



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Special Presentation:

Foreign Policy Discussion Group


Join a spirited conversation about U.S. foreign policy issues that affect our nation and our personal lives. The year 2012 will be an exciting year in U.S. politics, and when the major primaries are over, the candidates will dedicate more time to debating foreign policy issues. Discussion topics this spring will include: Middle East realignment, promoting democracy, Mexico, cybersecurity, exit from Afghanistan and Iraq, the state of the oceans, Indonesia, and energy geopolitics. We will view video footage of experts discussing each of these issues and engage in roundtable discussion. The Great Decisions program is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), an independent nonpartisan and non-governmental institution based in New York. Groups meet every spring in communities around the country. Upon completion of the program, participants take part in the U.S. foreign policy process by completing opinion surveys which are mailed to FPA for distribution to various government offices and agencies. The text is included in course fees. date Thurs., Feb. 9-April 5 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $80 (27804) place HBAC instr Kia Ora Zeleny


Kia Ora Zeleny holds a B.A. in cultural anthropology from HSU with emphasis on Chinese studies and 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. This year will mark her sixth time offering this class for OLLI at HSU.

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Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred and Kathryn Korematsu, is the co-founder and member of the Advisory Council of the Korematsu Institute. Karen shares her father Fred’s passion for social justice, and continues to advance this national civil rights hero’s legacy by advising the Institute and speaking at events around the country. She is also a board member of the Asian Law Caucus, the Institute’s parent organization, as well as the Asian FREE TO OLLI American Justice Center. MEMBERS More information:



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EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY: A Vision for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda & Burundi

The mission of the East African Community (EAC) is to promote a prosperous, competitive, secure, stable and politically united East Africa. The EAC helps improve the quality of life for the people of East Africa through widening the economic, political social and cultural integration between countries. Join this class to explore the history and future of the EAC, and gain a deeper understanding of the growth, development and people of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. date Sat., March 10, 17, 24, 31 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $45 (27801) place HBAC instr Maggie Kositany-Wright Maggie Kositany-Wright was born and raised in Kenya. She studied at the United States International University in Nairobi and San Diego. She and her family have made Humboldt County their home for the last 13 years.



This class is another in a series investigating the influences of aristocratic women who have changed history. This class investigates the influences of a 16th century woman whose al-Andalusian heritage contributed to the English Renaissance. Catharine of Aragon is the focus in this distaff history of England, an analysis that emphasizes consumption rather than production. Weekly discussions will address the slow and humble rhythm of routines including baking, bathing, and books that ruled lives during the time. Discussion also will include vestiges of the crusades, religion, women’s autonomy, and royal heritage. date Tues., Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $60 (27823) place HBAC instr Tom Gage Tom Gage, is Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of English, at HSU. While teaching at the university and since joining OLLI, Gage has offered courses relating to the subjects of this course. He recently delivered a paper entitled “Queens Marrying North” in Morocco at the Sixth International von Humboldt Conference on Travel Writing. Gage is a Fulbright Scholar, having served in Syria in the 1980s, with previous experiences in the Muslim world dating back to the 1950s.

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SPRING 2012 Beauty & the

VICTORIAN AVANT GARDE The first exhibition on the “Victorian Avant Garde” is coming to the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. This course will explore its master artists, which include D.G. Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal, James M. Whistler, John E. Millais, William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Mackintosh and the MacDonald Sisters and Louis C. Tiffany. This course will also emphasize the relationship to poetry (Christina Rossetti, Oscar Wilde, John Keats, etc.) and the impact on middle class homes, design, and fashion. The influence on Impressionism, Symbolism, and Abstraction in styles and modern themes heralded the major movements of the late 19th century. From romantic to abstract, the Victorian avant garde also revived imagery and styles from Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance traditions. Innovations of the Victorian avant garde are also fundamental to our own rich Victorian heritage on the North Coast. date Tues., Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $60 (27840) place HBAC instr Ron Johnson Ron Johnson has written articles on D. G. Rossetti’s “Beata Beatrix” and on Whistler’s “Musical Modes.” He lived and researched in London at the Courtauld Institute and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Ron has long had an interest in this period and its artists, realizing avant garde is usually underestimated in its influence and the attractiveness of the works.


The Four Stories of EPHESUS: Sources of the Modern World Derived from Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Muslim cultures, the city of Ephesus hosted ancient civilizations whose wisdom, religions, and decorum ramify to behavioral and cultural understandings of 21st century. Homer, Heraclites, Pythagoras, Alexander, Cleopatra, Mark Anthony, St. Paul, St. John, St. Mary, Hadrian, Constantine, Justinian, and Mehmet II have walked the 100-mile radius of this epicenter. Presentations include photo and video surveys of the ruins of Ephesus: The Temple of Klaros; the Basilica of St. John; the Mosque of Isa Bey, and a wonder of the Ancient World, the Artemision, site of the murder of Cleopatra’s sister. Join this class for an adventure through time. date Thurs., April 5, 12, 19, 26 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $60 (27814) place HBAC instr Tom Gage Tom Gage is Professor Emeritus from the HSU Dept. of English. He has visited Ephesus over a dozen times and has published articles on subjects ranging from architecture to education. He frequently taught courses on Greek mythology and palimpsests of Islam. He coauthored the textbook Mind, Myth and Moment. He is a Fulbright Scholar and has served as director and lecturer of the Aegean School of Classical Studies.

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Democracy’s Watchdog What does the Grand Jury do and is it effective as a watchdog of local government? This course presents a dynamic and interactive introduction to the duties, powers and operations of the Grand Jury system, with particular emphasis on Humboldt County. Learn how jurors are selected, how investigations are conducted, how public reports are developed, and why many past grand jurors consider grand jury service an enjoyable and rewarding experience. date Wed., March 14 and 21 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $25 (27851) place HBAC instr Phillip Minor Phil Minor has retired from serving 13 years as a court administrator and jury commissioner for San Bernadino County. In Humboldt County he has served three terms as a civil grand juror and was a founding member and the first president of the Humboldt Chapter of the California Grand Jurors Association.

History Repeats Itself: Lessons from the

AMERICAN 1920s The 1920s signaled the arrival of modernity in the American economy, society and culture. This class will explore different aspects of what contemporary observers called the “New Era” or “Jazz Age,” including the profound impacts of the automobile, advertising, radio and movies. Fascinating similarities between 1920s America and the present will be revealed through issues like immigration restriction, banning the teaching of evolution, the rise of a radical right in the shape of the Ku Klux Klan, and the extremely divisive decadelong conflict over enforcement of national prohibition. We will also explore voices of modernity in literature and music, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Participants will have the opportunity to become involved through class discussion and optional reports focused on topics of the 1920s in Humboldt County, the state of California or the nation. date Thurs., March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 time 10-noon fee/members $50 (27805) place HBAC instr Donald Murphy Don Murphy has taught 20th century U.S. history for many years at Chico State, Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods. In 1984 Don participated in a National Endowment for the Arts seminar on the 1920s.



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SPRING 2012 Inventing the U.S.




Through the hot summer of 1787, 55 men gathered in the Pennsylvania State House to craft a new constitution for the United States. The plan submitted by the Virginia delegation included this resolution: “that a National Executive be instituted; to be chosen by the National Legislature for the term of __ years … and to be ineligible a second time.” It didn’t say what the president would do, other than “execute the National laws.” How would you react, if you were there? Through three mornings in February 2012, up to 45 men and women will gather in the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka to relive the experience of the framers as they envisioned the executive office. With over two centuries of hindsight, we will ask the same questions they asked. Should the “national executive” be one person or several? Do you agree that Congress should choose him/them and that he/they should serve only one term? How long should that term be? And what, exactly, should the president be authorized to do? We will take a fresh look at what the framers invented, why they did what they did, and how the presidency today is similar to and different from the one they thought they created. This will be a real-life, experiential, and admittedly experimental activity, based on Ray Raphael’s forthcoming book, Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive, to be released by Alfred A. Knopf two weeks after the course. date Wed.-Fri., Feb. 22, 23, 24 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $45 (27863) place HBAC instr Ray Raphael Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive is Ray Raphael’s seventh book on the nation’s founding. Earlier titles include A People’s History of the American Revolution, Founding Myths: Stories that Hide our Patriotic Past, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Founding Fathers and the Birth of Our Nation.


Tawdry Tales & Travails of


Enjoy a revealing stroll through the lives of both well-known and notso-well-known First Ladies from Martha Washington to Eleanor Roosevelt. In this class you will learn little-known facts and the more exciting parts of their lives. This class is an attempt to highlight the nearly forgotten First Ladies who made a major impact on the presidencies. Plan on sharing some laughter, because some of these stories are truly funny. There are also ribald and perhaps even nefarious angles to explore. For example: Starting with Martha Washington, it is fairly well known that she was quite wealthy and George likely married her for her money. His true love, Sally Fairfax, is also no mystery to history. However, we will delve into Martha’s first marriage with its humorous dark side: She had a nutcase for a father-in-law; and she could be a murderess! Most people want to know about Jacqueline Kennedy, but amazingly, she is probably one of the least interesting First Ladies we have to choose from. First Ladies Julia Tyler and Frances Cleveland are much more interesting, and you will hear their tales and travails in this class. date Thurs./Fri., Feb. 16, 17, 23, 24, March 1, 2 time 3-5 p.m. fee/members $70 (27865) place HBAC instr Pam Watson Pam Watson is a retired secondary education teacher in English and science. Prior to teaching, she owned her own publishing company. Pam believes that when one retires, one should “explode, not implode!” She has always had a passion for teaching and did not want to abandon it upon retirement. That is why she teaches and volunteers at the OLLI at California State University, Long Beach. She wanted to take this a step further and combine RV travel and visiting her grown children with teaching for OLLI, thus she is traveling around the country bringing her First Ladies Lecture Series to Humboldt County.

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Conversations on Creative Aging & Living Life Beyond 50 Join us for conversations on creative aging – the challenges, choices, For OLLI realities and possibilities of living life MEMBERS to the fullest. Gatherings begin with ONLY 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 any or all sessions, please call the OLLI office at 826-5880, or stop by room 208 during OLLI office hours at HBAC to reserve a seat. Feb. 15: Patty Berg served in the Calif. State Assembly 1st District from 2002 to 2008. Berg holds a B.S. in sociology and social welfare from CSU L.A. She has lived in Humboldt County since the 1970s. March 14: Andy Westfall, a fifth generation Humboldt resident and rancher, has visited ranches throughout Humboldt County, photographed and conducted interviews for his book, Humboldt Heartland. April 18: Sally and Rick Botzler are HSU professors Emeritus. The Botzlers served as Peace Corps volunteers in the Sierra Gorda region of Querétaro, Mexico. They are spearheading a Spanish speaking eco-club to encourage local families to do outside activities together. May 16: Joyce Houston is a retired Humboldt County public health nutritionist, a registered dietitian and former director of North Coast Project LEAN.


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noon-1:30 p.m. FREE (27845) HBAC Candee Kimbrell

Course coordinator Candee Fetsch Kimbrell is a member of the OLLI Curriculum Committee. She is an educator and a lifelong learner.



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l IN PERSON: At HSU Office of 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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The Inside Scoop:



Jan. 12 ���������������� OLLI Faculty Meeting

From Sheila Rocker Heppe, OLLI Coordinator

Jan. 21 ���������������� Open House 1-3 p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Welcome 2012! I look forward to seeing you at OLLI Open House on January 21 to share all of the amazing courses available this spring in OLLI at HSU.

Feb. 17 ���������������� Course proposals due for Summer 2012

As our program continues to grow, we are branching out and becoming more active in the community. Last summer and fall you may have seen the OLLI table at Farmers’ Markets. In an effort to shield our volunteers from the elements, we have added “pop-up event tent” to the OLLI wish list. If you have a tent that is languishing in your garage, or know someone who does, and would donate it to OLLI, please call me at 826-3743. Have a brilliant spring!

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: SPRING 2012............................... $30 Available Dec. 12, 2011 with HSU ID card. (Spring 2012 Jack Pass is valid from Dec. 25, 2011-May 19, 2012.) Purchase it at the HSU Cashier’s office. NOTE: In summer the Jack Pass will be available to only those OLLI members who are registered in classes.

NOTE: As of FALL 2012, the fee for the Jack Pass for OLLI members will increase to $60.

HSU Student Rec Center Pass ..............$48 Fee is per semester. Passes may be purchased at the Student Rec. Center. Call 826-4197 for hours.


March 31 ������������ Cesar Chavez Day: No classes May 11 ���������������� Course proposals due for Fall 2012 May 26 ��������������� Spring classes end

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 Coordinator 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. The course ideally will: include an academic/intellectual component. offer new skills/ideas to enhance life. explore a topic(s) 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.

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Course proposals need not address all these standards for selection — however, the more the better! Course proposals are available on the OLLI website. Contact OLLI Coordinator Sheila Rocker Heppe for more information: (707) 826-3743.

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