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


SAT., JANUARY 26 1-3 p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

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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 or a pass for the HSU Student Recreation Center.

DATES TO REMEMBER Jan. 17 ���������������� OLLI Faculty Meeting Jan. 26 ��������������� Open House 1-3 p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic 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.

Feb. 15 ���������������� Course proposals due for Summer 2013

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


April 1 ����������������� Cesar Chavez Day: No classes May 17 ���������������� Course proposals due for Fall 2013 May 31 ���������������� Spring classes end

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The Inside Scoop: From Sheila Rocker Heppe, OLLI Director Welcome 2013! We are pleased to present a new slate of classes offered by OLLI at HSU. Please join us on January 26 for the OLLI Open House at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center from 1-3 p.m. Registration will be available on site. As you may know, OLLI at HSU relies on membership to maintain its educational program and remain eligible for continued support from the Osher Foundation. Every August we are required to start fresh from zero and build our numbers through renewals and new memberships. The goal each year is to exceed 1000 lifelong learners in the OLLI at HSU community. If you haven’t renewed yet, please do so today. You may also want to introduce a friend to OLLI; a membership is a very thoughtful gift. Please call or stop by the OLLI office on the HSU campus to purchase a gift certificate. In addition to the usual membership benefits listed on the facing page, OLLI at HSU members are invited to attend the Art of Living: a FREE brown bag lunch series featuring presentations every Wednesday (February 6- May 22).  Join us from 12-2 p.m. for a rich exchange of information and ideas. Topics for the Art of Living series include Restoration and Renewal in Redwood National and State Parks, Conversations on Creative Aging, Promoting Independence for a Lifetime, and Creating Community Assets – “creation stories” from individuals and groups in Humboldt County who visualize and create

positive change in the community. See pages 8-10 for details. The HSU Library is host to a vibrant display of OLLI at HSU: Active Minds for a Lifetime. Rebecca Cacciari, OLLI specialist, created this tribute to our program which will be housed in the front lobby. Please take a moment to stop by the library to see pictures and products from classes and experiences of OLLI at HSU. The display will show from December 18-January 21 . OLLI is branching out to Garberville and Fortuna this spring. See class listings on pages 22, 34 and 36.

about the Friends of OLLI. This group is creating a culture of giving to sustain OLLI at HSU, to make opportunities affordable and available throughout the community. All donations to Friends of OLLI are tax deductible and any amount is appreciated. This spring we will introduce the opportunity to become a sustaining Friend of OLLI through monthly contributions. We couldn’t provide this rich program without the gifts of members’ time, financial support and positive energy which infuses OLLI at HSU. Have a brilliant spring!

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SUBJECT PAGES ART........................................................14, 16, 25, 29, 31, 31, 32, 35, 36 COMMUNITY..............................................................8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 28 CULINARY................................................................................... 21, 31, 33 FILM............................................................................................................29 GLOBAL/CIVIC ISSUES.............................. 8, 18, 19, 20, 21, 33, 36 HEALTH............................................................................... 22, 23, 24, 25 HISTORY...................................... 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 31, 34 LITERATURE/POETRY..................................................14, 15, 16, 36 MUSIC.........................................................................................................28 PRACTICAL SKILLS.............................................14, 15, 19, 27, 31, 35 SCIENCE/MATH......................................................................... 8, 11, 34 SELF....................................8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 32, 33, 35 TRAVEL/FIELD TRIPS........................................ 11, 12, 13, 16, 19, 32 WRITING........................................................................ 14, 15, 26, 27, 36


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

FRIENDS OF JUNG is a group that formed

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.

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.


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.

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.

WRITING FOR CHILDREN SUPPORT CIRCLE welcomes writers of any level to come to share children’s story ideas, support each other with gentle and constructive feedback on writings, and generally inspire one another to keep writing.  This group meets the first Saturday of each month from 1-3 p.m. beginning in February.

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 2013........................................ $60 Available Dec. 10, 2012 with HSU ID card and proof of spring 2013 registration. (Spring 2013 Jack Pass is valid from Dec. 23, 2012-May 25, 2013.) Purchase it at HSU Cashier’s office. HSU STUDENT REC CENTER PASS . ................. $48 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 HSU Cashier’s Office. OLLI at HSU


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Friends of The Friends of OLLI are members of the community who have contributed an additional monetary gift to promote the growth and sustainability of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University. These generous individuals have offered financial support to create a culture of giving in order to enable OLLI at HSU to fulfill the mission to keep OLLI classes affordable and available throughout our community. If you wish to join the Friends of OLLI, please add any amount as a donation on your registration form or contact the OLLI office. This spring we will introduce the opportunity to become a sustaining Friend of OLLI through monthly contributions. Please contact OLLI Director, Sheila Rocker Heppe at 826-3743 for more information.

Albright • Lee Jacques Beaupre • John Callaway • Ross Carkeet* • Julie Clark* • Nancy Cook • Nancy Dean* • Douglas Durham • Allan Gradek • Arlene Hartin • Harvey Kelsey* • Candee Fetsch Kimbrell* • Maggie Kraft* • Rollie Lamberson* & Michele Olsen* • Kathy Layton • Faith Mason • Maclyn & Ann McClary • Jean Montgomery • Tom Pratum & Peggy Leviton • Jerry & Gisela Rohde* • Judith Rucker • Janina Shayne • Rick* & Sandra Vrem • Jim Wheeler* • Jane Woodward* •

* OLLI at HSU also thanks faculty members who donate their portion of course fees back to the OLLI program. These gifts make it possible to offer the brown bag lunch series free to OLLI members.

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. one or more topics of • explore interest to OLLI membership. feature aspects of our community • highlight (artistic, economic, environmental). OLLI members access to University level • allow 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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COURSES: SPRING 2013 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. REGISTRATION FORM ON PAGE 37 ®

MONDAY Tai Chi Made EZ: Session 1 Gentle Yoga: Session 1 Chado: Japanese Tea Ceremony SoulCollage: Multiplicity Tai Chi Made EZ: Session 2 Gentle Yoga: Session 2 SoulCollage: Themes Gentle Yoga: Session 3

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11 Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 Feb. 4, 11, 18 Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18 Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 27 March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 8 April 8, 15, 22, 28, May 6, 13 April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

3-4:30 p.m. 1:30-3 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 3-4:30 p.m. 1:30-3 p.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 1:30-3 p.m.

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Feb. 5 & 12  Feb. 5, 12, 19 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12 Feb. 19; Wed., Feb. 20; Thurs., Feb. 21 Feb. 26 & March 5 Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19 March 5 March 5, 12, 19 March 5, 12, 19 March 12, 19, 26 March 26, April 23, May 14 March 26, April 23, May 7 March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 9 & 23 April 9, 16, 23, 30 April 9, 16, 23, 30 April 9, 16, 23, 30 April 9, 16, 23, 30; Sun. May 5 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) April 16 & 23 May 21

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

p. 12 p. 16 p. 27 p. 23 p. 11 p. 17 p. 28 p. 14 p. 34 p. 19 p. 36 p. 20 p. 25 p. 15 p. 16 p. 26 p. 36 p. 32 p. 31 p. 13

Jan. 30, Feb. 27, March 27, April 24, May 22 Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6

noon-2 p.m. 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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TUESDAY Historical Hideaways Golden Age of Dutch Painting Writing From The Inside Out Living Tao T’ai Ji Superstorm Sandy Byzantine Empire It’s Not Just jazz Fun, Forms & Function of Folklore Floods of Northern California Beyond Tours Jane Austen (Garberville) Constitutional Myths (Garberville) Art as Alchemical Path to Healing Road to Publication King Lear Moving Your Words (Garberville) Watercolor (Garberville) Landscape Design Kitchen Garden Falk Walk

WEDNESDAY Creating Community Assets Amends: Forgiveness



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Redwood National & State Parks Photographing People Pilates Plus for OLLI Contract Bridge Art & Craft of Advocacy Conversations on Creative Aging Films from Down Under Modern Jazz Independence for a Lifetime Mayan World Bird Feeding Way of Wellness Community of Writers Beyond Recovery? U.S. Economy Constitutional Myths The Berkeley Uprising Moving Your Words: Eureka

Feb. 6, March 6, April 3 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13 Feb. 6, 13, 20 & March 20 Feb. 13, March 13, April 10,May 8 Feb. 13, 20, 27, April 3 Feb. 20 & April 3 Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15 March 13 & 20 March 13 March 13 & 20 March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 March 27, April 3, 10 March 27, April 24, May 8 April 10, 17, 24, May 1 April 10, 17, 24, May 1

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

p. 8 p. 29 p. 23 p. 32 p. 33 p. 8 p. 29 p. 28 p. 9 p. 21 p. 31 p. 25 p. 14 p. 18 p. 20 p. 19 p. 26

Feb. 7, 14, 21 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14 Feb. 21, 28 (8-10 p.m.), March 7 Feb. 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb. 28 & March 7 Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21 March 7, 14, 21 March 21, 28, April 4, 11 April 11, 18, 25, May 2

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

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March 29 May 3 & Sat. May 4 (9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) May 24 & Sat. May 25 (9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)

10 a.m.-3 p.m. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Feb. 9 Feb. 9, 16, 23 March 2 March 2 & 9 March 16 March 16, 23, 30 April 20 April 27

2-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 10 a.m.-noon 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 1-3 p.m. Afternoon matinee

p. 35 p. 14 p. 27 p. 30 p. 13 p. 15 p. 12 p. 16

THURSDAY Post-Totalitarian Societies Disability Studies Artist Showcase Pitmen Painters 2012 & the Maya Calendar Seeking Balance Early Christianities Intercultural Communication Ink, Brush, Pen iBook

FRIDAY Fort Humboldt in Civil War What’s Afloat in Humboldt Bay Shipwrecks & Lighthouses

SATURDAY Career Guidance for Innovatives Create Custom Travel Albums Steer Clear Fingerpainting on your iPad Humboldt Heroes Genealogy & Family History Armchair Traveler Shakespeare Festival: King Lear


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Restoration and Renewal in Redwood National and State Parks

Conversations on Creative Aging & Living Life Beyond 50

Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) contain nearly half of the protected old-growth coast redwood forests left in California, but almost two thirds of the land within RNSP was industrially logged before it was acquired for the parks, and its original landscape was significantly damaged. As a result of this industrial past, the U.S. Congress mandated that Redwood National Park begin a Watershed Rehabilitation Program in 1978. Over the years, three ongoing resource management projects have been developed to address the altered landscape and damage to park resources. Join Ranger Jim Wheeler for these presentations covering ongoing projects featuring RNSP resource management specialists. Feb. 6: Restoring a Landscape: Watershed Restoration with geologist Mike Sanders March 6: Forest Restoration: Second-Growth Management with forester Jason Teraoka April 3: Friendly Fire: The History and Role of Fire with prescribed fire manager John McClelland course

Free to OLLI members (27704)

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. FREE in environmental education TO OLLI at HSU. Jim has been MEMBERS! involved in environmental See you from education since 1981.

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Join us for conversations on creative aging – the challenges, choices, realities and possibilities of living life to the fullest. 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. Feb. 13: Rollie Lamberson is a Humboldt State University Professor Emeritus of Mathematics. Michele Olsen was a college mathematics instructor for 25 years. She has been making custom books for 10 years, and belongs to the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild. March 13: Marc Matteoli is a local realtor and community leader, who has recently published a book North Coast Aviators. April 10: Kia Ora Zeleny 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. May 8: Don Bremm and Sharon Hanks are both recently retired and following their passion as the owners/winemakers of the Moonstone Crossing Winery. course

Free to OLLI members (27705) Course coordinator Candee Fetsch Kimbrell is a member of the OLLI Curriculum Committee. She is an HSU graduate, local educator and lifelong learner.

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Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch Presentations & Discussions In partnership with the Area 1 Agency on Aging


Promoting Independence for a Lifetime: A Series on Issues and Opportunities for Seniors

Feb. 20: Learn to Advocate for Someone in a Long Term Care Facility with Suzi Fregeau Learn about the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and how you can be an advocate for dignity, qualify of life and care of your loved ones living in long term care facilities. Do you know the rights of residents in facilities? Do you know who to talk to when you or a loved one has a problem in a facility? The ombudsman helps residents, their families and friends understand and exercise rights guaranteed by law. March 20: Caregiver Services and Senior Information and Assistance with Jeanie Ren Senior Information and Assistance is a confidential program in Del Norte and Humboldt counties, linking older adults, their caregivers or family members to service and resource information. This program provides advocacy and follow-up, help with completing forms and applications, and writing certain types of letters. Caregiver Services maintains a caregiver referral registry. The Caregiver Services Training Program offers professional training to both paid and unpaid caregivers. The Caregiver Services Respite Program can provide a needed break to caregivers by paying for alternate caregiver services. April 17: Medicare and the Affordable Care Act with Martha Johnson Learn about changes to Medicare based on the Affordable Care Act and what plans look like for 2013. Learn about how the pieces and parts of Medicare work and what options you may have to save money on your coverage choices.

May 15: Get involved in Volunteer Opportunities with Martha Johnson Volunteering has great returns – personal fulfillment, new and creative activities, opportunities to network, and contributing to the community. Through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), there are volunteer opportunities in education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, disaster preparedness, economic opportunities and veterans and military families. Suzi Fregeau is the long term care ombudsman coordinator for Humboldt and Del Norte counties. She helps families advocate for their loved ones in long term care facilities. Suzi has extensive knowledge of State and Federal regulations regarding facilities serving the senior population and has worked in the senior and medical services. Jeanie Ren is the program manager for Information and Assistance and Caregiver Services for Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Martha Johnson is the program manager for HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) serving Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. HICAP provides information assistance related to Medicare and Medi-Gap insurance policies. Maureen McGarry is the project director for the Volunteer Center of the Redwoods (VCOR) and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). course

Free to OLLI members (27706) Course coordinator Maggie Kraft is the executive director of the Area 1 Agency on Aging.


FREE TO OLLI MEMBERS! See you from noon-2 at HBAC

See the following page.

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4TH WEDNESDAY... 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 Access Humboldt, Pathways to Health, Open Door Clinics, Visiting Angels, Kokotat, Wing Inflatables, Arts Alive, Fire & Light, and Baroni Jewelry, as well as environmental achievements represented by the Lost Coast preservation, the Arcata Marsh, the Community Forest, Humboldt Baykeepers, and the thriving oyster business. The OLLI At HSU program itself is an example.

FREE TO OLLI MEMBERS! See you from noon-2 at HBAC

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. Jan. 30: Access Humboldt with Sean MacLaughlin Access Humboldt provides four community access television channels to Humboldt County as a result of state legislation imposing such requirements on local cable providers. Those requirements have since been curtailed, but Humboldt is very fortunate to still have these public access cable channels available. Sean McLaughlin, the executive director of Access Humboldt, will narrate the history of Access Humboldt, its community-provided programming, and its future directions and opportunities. Feb. 27: Main Street & Business Improvement Districts with Jennifer Koopman (Arcata), Charlotte McDonald (Eureka) and Dianna Crow (Fortuna) Main Street organizations and Business Improvement Districts were established to coordinate and promote city businesses through beautification programs and events such as Arcata Main Street’s Oyster Festival and Arts! Arcata. The story of how these groups arose and contribute to the economic and social development of their communities will be narrated by individuals representing these organizations. March 27: Kinetic Universe and Sculpture Race with Kati Texas and Eric Redstrom The Kinetic Sculpture race is run each year in May from the Arcata Plaza, crossing Humboldt Bay and through Eureka to Ferndale. This 3-day homegrown adventure was developed by local kinetic entrepreneurs and celebrated by both participants and enthusiastic audiences. The event involves many individuals and groups who work hard throughout the year to build and test out their kinetic creations. This event has inspired other similar events nationally, and attracts many visitors to Humboldt County.



April 24: Aquaculture on the Bay/The Oyster Festival with Todd Van Herpe, Greg Dale, Dan Berman and Vicki Guevara Blackwell The owners of the Humboldt Bay Oyster Company and Pacific Seafoods and Dan Berman of the Humboldt Bay Harbor and Recreation District will discuss local aquaculture and the oyster industry that produces most of the oysters coming from the California coast, as well as major support for the annual Oyster Festival on the Arcata Plaza. They will describe the challenges and future opportunities for this growing business, and how the aquaculture contributes to local economic development and employment. May 22: Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) with Peter Pennekamp and Patrick Cleary HAF was established to provide an organizational home to administer funds donated by individual benefactors. This umbrella organization started with a single donor, and has blossomed into a multifaceted organization with hundreds of separate donors representing different interest areas. It supports a multiplicity of projects through provision of grant funds to individuals and groups. Hear the inspiring history of HAF, its evolving role in the community, and its future directions. course

Free to OLLI members (27707)

Course Coordinator Jane Woodward is a member of the OLLI Curriculum Committee.

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SPRING 2013 WHAT’S AFLOAT in Humboldt Bay

Humboldt County history is closely associated with its bay. Learn about trawlers, trollers, former government/naval craft, pleasure boats, the oyster fleet, and more vessels moored in the bay’s two major marinas. You will also learn some maritime lingo and study typical equipment aboard the vessels. In the first session, you’ll hear a lecture on the history of the more significant vessels and an overview of the commercial fishing industry, illustrated with historical photographs and artifacts. The following day we will take an all-day field trip to visit the Woodley Island Marina and Eureka Boat Basin. We will meet some of the owners/ skippers and have an opportunity to board a few of the boats, including the grand dame of the fleet, the MV Madaket. We will also tour the Pacific Choice fish processing plant. Participants must wear rubber soled shoes and be surefooted to step from the dock to boat. All are encouraged to bring water and a sack lunch. Field trip is by car pool. All field trip participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 38). date Fri./Sat., May 3-4 time Fri.: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sat.: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27708) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Raymond Hillman Ray Hillman has had a lifelong interest in maritime history. He grew up in San Francisco close to the shores of San Francisco Bay, climbed around rotting sailing ships and steamers while photographing and learning about them. He was a curator for regional history museums and taught community college and university courses. He also operated a guided tour service throughout the North Coast for 27 years. He is author of several regional histories including a definitive work on the loss of the U.S.S. Milwaukee shipwreck at Samoa.


SUPERSTORM SANDY Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Eastern seaboard in late October 2012. This was the second most costly tropical storm after Hurricane Katrina, and it resulted in over 100 deaths in the United States. We will discuss the impacts of this colossal storm and learn why this storm took an unusual track. Find out why this storm was so large and produced strong winds and coastal surges at the coast and snow in the Appalachians. date Tues., Feb. 26-March 5 time 3-5 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (27711) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Nancy Dean 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.

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on the Humboldt Coast The maritime history of Humboldt county is entwined with a series of lighthouses and an incalculable number of shipwrecks. This course will focus on the Humboldt Harbor Lighthouse, Trinidad Head and Table Bluff, with a special emphasis on Cape Mendocino, which recently has been in the news regarding the disposition of its historic Fresnel lens. An evening lecture illustrated with historical photographs and artifacts will be followed by an all-day field trip on Saturday. We will tour the lighthouse on Trinidad Head, visit the ruins of the Humboldt Harbor Lighthouse, and more. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 38). Wear sturdy shoes and dress for unpredictable weather. date Fri./Sat., May 24-25 time Fri.: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sat.: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27720) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Raymond Hillman



See biography for Ray Hillman under “What’s Afloat in Humboldt Bay,” page 11.

The Armchair Traveler: BACK of the BAY BYWAYS Let’s climb onto our armchairs and look at some nearby historical scenery! We’ll take three short tours “Back of the Bay,” as we visit such nearby forgotten locations as Warren Creek, Walker Point, and Table Bluff. Abandoned water lines, secluded shipping ports, and electric-powered logging sites are a few of the sights we’ll see on this high-powered PowerPoint trip. date Sat., April 20 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (27710) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Jerry & Gisela Rohde Jerry & Gisela Rohde have been traveling around Humboldt County for over 30 years, noting its scenery and human and natural history. OLLI at HSU


Does the thrill of finding old photos, newspaper articles, and memoirs capture your fancy? This class will take you to three major archives and show you how and where to look. We will visit the Humboldt County collection at the Humboldt State University Library, the Humboldt Room at the Eureka Public Library, and the Humboldt County Historical Society. At each location you will have an insider’s view and be shown key aspects of the collection and how to extract the information you want. Become a rarity – an empowered local historian. The first class will meet at the Eureka Public Library Humboldt Room, then travel to the Humboldt County Historical Society research center. The following week we will gather at the HSU Library Humboldt Room to review its historical material. We will also learn how to access the library’s microfilm collection. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 38). date Tues., Feb. 5-12 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (27721) place Eureka Public Library and HSU instr Jerry & Gisela Rohde Jerry & Gisela Rohde have written and lectured about Humboldt County’s natural and human history for over 20 years. They have co-authored three guidebooks to the local area and given numerous presentations. They have been with HSU OLLI since its inception.

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SPRING 2013 Humboldt HEROES Have you ever heard of Tom Bair? Laura Perrott Mahan? Van Duzen Pete? They are all “Humboldt Heroes,” and you’ll learn about them and others in this twohour presentation. You’ll find out who protected the Chinese, saved the Redwoods, and help preserve Native American history as we rescue from obscurity some of the pivotal figures of Humboldt County history. date Sat., March 16 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (27709) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Jerry & Gisela Rohde Jerry & Gisela Rohde have taught HSU OLLI classes since the beginning. Jerry is currently completing the first volume in a series covering the history of Humboldt County.

The California Mutiny:

FORT HUMBOLDT in the AMERICAN CIVIL WAR Many students of the Civil War pay little attention to events in the far west, but Humboldt County has a rich and somewhat disturbing Civil War history. Captain David B. Akey’s company was ordered to join the Humboldt Military District to fight Indians. By the spring of 1862, it appeared that half the garrison was on duty guarding the other half in prison, while the majority of officers were testifying or on Court Marshal duty. These events at Fort Humboldt stand as one of the most dramatic breakdowns of military discipline in U.S. Army history. Join us for a morning lecture and a field trip in the afternoon to the Fort for a tour of the 1863 Civil War hospital and site. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 38). date Fri., March 29 time 10 a.m.-3 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (27730) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka & Fort Humboldt instr Thomas Mays Thomas Mays is a history professor at HSU. He served in the military for 25 years before he began to share his passion for the American Revolutionary and Civil War eras. OLLI at HSU


FALK: From Company Town to Forest Ground

Take an easy walk (two-mile round trip) along the paved Headwaters trail, which meanders along Elk River and stops at the past location of the historic mill town of Falk. Falk’s mill was in operation from 1884-1937. After the mill closed, Falk was a ghost town for 40 years. For liability reasons, the lumber company burned and bulldozed all of Falk’s buildings in 1979. In 1999, the Headwaters forest was purchased by the federal and state government. Although most of Falk’s buildings are gone, organic evidence and memories remain. Directions to Headwaters: Take the Elk River/Herrick exit just south of Eureka, then go east over the freeway and take an immediate right on Elk River Rd. There are two forks in the road. Stay to the right, and you will end up in the parking area. There is a bathroom facility available, but no further developed facilities for the duration of the walk. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, wear good shoes and bring a lunch and a drink. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 38). date Tues., May 21 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $15/nonmembers $40 (27731) place Headwaters Forest Reserve instr Julie Clark Julie Clark is the Headwaters Forest Reserve Park ranger for the Bureau of Land Management. She holds a master’s degree in social science, focused on American history and company towns.

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SPRING 2013 Introduction to the Book Arts: Do you come home from your adventures with loads of ephemera in the bottom of your suitcase? Do you wish you had kept a journal? In this class you will create a customized book to take on your trips, that will hold your treasures and preserve memories. The art of creating handmade books has been with us since ancient times. Today the book arts are thriving all over the world because of college degree programs, local guilds, and artists who embrace this medium of expression. After an introduction to the history of the book arts, the work of modern artists, terminology, tools and resources available, you will create a travel journal that reflects your own needs (storage, drawing, writing)

Fun, Forms & Functions of


Folklore is myths, tales, jokes, food ways, legends, proverbs, music, tweets, games, art, music, clothing, traditions, practical jokes - the list can continue. This introductory class to folklore will look at different forms of folklore and how they function in our lives. Join us for a course full of the fun that comes when we collect and share folklore. date Tues., March 5-19 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27745) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Renee Ross Renee Ross has an M.A. in folklore from U.C. Berkeley where she studied with master folklorist, Alan Dundes. Her thesis was based on the transmission of “Theft of Fire,” a traditional indigenous folktale. Her interest in folklore includes a wide range of sub-disciplines from myths to food ways which resulted in curating a major exhibit at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley, called, “Stylin’ Fits: the Language of Clothing at Berkeley High School.” OLLI at HSU


as well as your own sense of style and design. You might choose to create a journal that you can stuff into your backpack to be worked on as you travel or one that is meant to display artifacts, notes, or pictures. date Sat., Feb. 9-23 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27736) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Michele Olsen Michele Olsen was a mathematics instructor at the college level for 25 years. She has been making custom books for 10 years, since joining the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild. For more information, visit and



A Community of WRITERS We will create a community of writers with various levels of expertise, and we will generate, respond to, and revise one anothers’ poems and short paragraphs. Evocative writing prompts will encourage you to 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. Different types of poetry and short prose will also be presented and discussed. For returning students, there will be new writing assignments and an altered schedule that emphasizes how to get started, how to revise, and how to critique. date Wed., March 20-April 24 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $70/nonmembers $95 (27738) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka 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. • • (707) 826-5880 • SPRING 2013


The Road To

& 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., March 16-30 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27722) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Michael Cooley

Many people dream of writing and publishing a book. Join local author and columnist, Tracey Barnes-Priestley for this interactive class which explores the realities of taking an idea for a book all the way to publication. Using her own publishing experience, Tracey will illustrate what it takes to make your dream become a reality! As a special bonus for OLLI at HSU members, all members registered in this class will receive a copy of Tracey’s recently published novel, Duck Pond Epiphany. date Tues., April 9-23 time 4-6 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27737) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Tracey Barnes-Priestley

Michael Cooley has researched genealogy for 35 years. He serves as the second vice-president of the Cooley Family Association of America, the president of the Genealogy Club of HSU, and administers three surname DNA projects. Michael has presented on genealogy in Oregon and Washington D.C., and taught the OLLI genealogy course in Fall 2012.

Tracey Barnes-Priestley has been a counselor, educator, and writer for over 35 years. Her first column, “Juggling Jobs and Kids” was nationally syndicated. She began writing her current column, “The Second Half” when she found herself and others facing mid-life and beyond. She also is a private coach, offers workshops, and provides organizational consulting and training. In 2012 she launched her blog, “The Second Half Online: A Lively Look at Life After Fifty,” and found a publisher for her first novel.

iBook: Accessing the AUTHOR WITHIN iBook is a free app from Apple, which allows one to write books. Join this class to learn how to compose and publish your own book with iBook. You will learn how to build several iBook author widgets from the apps Pages and Keynote to produce a book for submission. This is not a class in editing, but for extending your rhetoric. To fully participate


in this class, you need to bring an iPad and should use a Macintosh computer at home. Recommended: Experience with Macintosh computers, some use of Pages and Keynote software. date Thurs., April 11-May 2 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27735) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Tom Gage Professor Tom Gage taught a Macintosh lab class at HSU for more than a decade. He recently published American Prometheus as an iBook.

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Nothing is Everything In King Lear, Shakespeare created characters who play out facets of humanity. “No Shakespearian play shows so wide a range of sympathetic creation. We seem to be confronted, not with certain men and women only, but with mankind,” wrote G. Wilson Knight. Join this class for a full discussion of this provocative text which explores what it means to be human. All OLLI members are invited to join the optional trip to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival to see the performance of King Lear (see below). date Tues., April 9-30 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27746) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Tom Gage Tom Gage, Professor Emeritus in English, HSU, has often taught Shakespeare’s plays and accompanied classes to Oregon. In 2010 he was keynote speaker at the Ashland 4-day Authorship Conference. Related to Shakespeare, he has chaired a number of weekend sessions at Asilomar conferences and a 3-day conference at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.


Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Come to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival to see the performance of King Lear. Before the play, participate in a panel discussion with King Lear scholars from Southern Oregon University and Humboldt State University. Tickets to the matinee of King Lear and panel discussion are included in the course fee. The fee does not include transportation or housing. For more OSF information: date Sat., April 27 time Afternoon matinee fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27748) place Ashland, Oregon



Girl with a Pearl Earring: The Golden Age of


Join us for a study of light. This course will focus on Vermeer, Rembrandt, and associated artists of 17th-century Holland. With a special emphasis on portraiture, we will survey all Vermeer’s best known paintings. This course corresponds with the special exhibition of paintings from the Maritshuis Museum in the Hague, which includes The Girl with the Pearl Earring, at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. date Tues., Feb. 5-19 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27739) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Ron Johnson Ron Johnson is an art historian specializing in European and Native American art. He has taught art courses at HSU and several other universities. He has studied several collections with paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and other Dutch painters of the 17th century. • • (707) 826-5880 • SPRING 2013

SPRING 2013 The


Civilization & Legacy This course explores the fascinating history of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman Empire) from Constantine to the tragic fall of Constantinople in 1453. Discover the mindset, art and civilization of these Romans of the East and the eventual decline of an empire that lasted more than 1,000 years. Covering material from the Greek influence through the crusades, this course also discusses “Byzance apres Byzance:” The enduring presence and legacy of Byzantine splendor after 1453, notably in the Russian Empire and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. date Tues., Feb. 26-March 19 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27723) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Laurent Cleenewerck Laurent Cleenewerck is a regular OLLI faculty member and the host of an annual Religious Studies Experiential Workshop for HSU. He is an Orthodox theologian and author, the Rector of the historic Eastern Orthodox Church on F St. in Eureka, and serves as faculty member for other international post-secondary institutions. He holds degrees from the University of Montpellier (BBA), Institut Saint Serge (STL), Ukrainian Catholic University (MA) and Universidad Rural de Guatemala (DSc).

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This course explores the various currents, groups and controversies that shaped the first 400 years of Christian history, from Pentecost to the Council of Chalcedon in 451. Discover the Ebionites, Gnostics, Montanists and Novatianists, as Christianity passed through waves of persecutions to emerge as the official religion of the Roman Empire. Learn about the controversial role of Constantine in the process of defining the Biblical canon and doctrinal orthodoxy. Session 1: Between Pentecost (33) and the Martyr of Polycarp Session 2: Apostolic Fathers and Apologist: The Struggle for “Authentic” Christianity Session 3: Between Cyprian and Nicea: Persecuted and Persecutors Session 4: From Constantine to Justinian: The Canonization of Scripture and Orthodoxy date Thurs., Feb. 28-March 21 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27724) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Laurent Cleenewerck See biography for Laurent Cleenewerck under “The Byzantine Empire: Civilization and Legacy.”

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SPRING 2013 POST-TOTALITARIAN SOCIETIES: The Case of Central & Eastern Europe

This course introduces critical perspectives on memory politics in the post-totalitarian societies. It will examine memory as an active process of official and public reconstruction – a process in which multiple representations about the past contend for recognition, for moral judgment, and emotional impact. Focus will be on the memory politics in Central and East-European societies in order to understand the problems and challenges of the traumatic post-totalitarian legacy and the practices aimed at reconciliation. Learn about the strategies, practices, and rituals of revisiting and reassessing the past: What are the main issues of memory politics at the level of community, region, nation that lead to systematic remembering or/and forgetting? Which commemorative practices are most appropriate to the process of reconciliation at the level of community, region, and nation? What persists in collective memory that resists historical and ideological interpretations? date Thurs., Feb. 7-21 time 2-4 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (27752) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Elena Matusevich Elena Matusevich, Ph.D. (cultural studies) spent her youth in the former German Democratic Republic and witnessed the Berlin Wall coming down. She lived in her native Belarus during the collapse of the Soviet Union. A daughter of a Ukranian mother and Russian father, she was always taught to love her country and learned to respect and admire cultural differences. Dr. Matusevich is a Carnegie Fellow and served as a lecturer at many European universities.



BEYOND RECOVERY? Global Economic Imbalances & the Future of the


This course discusses the global economic situation in terms of imbalances affecting demographics, external balance of payments, delocalization of production and more. It provides a basic introduction to relevant economic concepts, extends them to international economics, and offers an historic review of how we got there. The future of the U.S. economy and of the global financial system will also be discussed in view of recent developments (changes in public policy, Euro-debt crisis, etc.). Session 1: Economics and Global Economics: Key Concepts Session 2: How We Got There: 30 years of global economic restructuring and cycles Session 3: Economic Perspectives for the United States and the Global Economic System date Wed., March 27-April 10 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (27755) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Laurent Cleenewerck Laurent Cleenewerck is a regular OLLI at HSU faculty member offering an annual updated course in Global Economics. He also serves as faculty member for other international post-secondary institutions and on the board of the International Organization for Sustainable Development, an intergovernmental institute. He holds degrees from the University of Montpellier (BBA), Institut Saint Serge (STL), Ukrainian Catholic University (MA) and Universidad Rural de Guatemala (DSc). • • (707) 826-5880 • SPRING 2013


Contemporary Diplomacy:

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., March 12-26 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27770) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans

In order for diplomacy to thrive, we must first learn to know and understand one another. The quest for diplomacy is complicated when international communication involves intercultural communication, as it has in the last decade of the 20th century with dramatic changes in the political map of the world. Join us for a discussion of different cultures and culturespecific knowledge. Through the development of intercultural communication skills, the aim is to learn diplomatic communication, respecting differences and making the best possible use of them. date Thurs., March 7-21 time 2-4 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (27753) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Elena Matusevich

Freewheeling, Independent Travel

Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans have traveled together since 1977, when they wandered through the U.K. in an old van. 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).


See biography for Elena Matusevich under “PostTotalitarian Societies: The Case of Central and Eastern Europe.”



From Panty Raid to Free Speech Movement, University of California at Berkeley was the site of a Youth Quake that spread around the world and birthed Ronald Reagan’s political career. Join us to review what happened in this past that was prologue to today’s global scene. Are there parallels to what appears to be occurring again in political movements such as Occupy and Tahrir Square? Each session addresses how students at Berkeley registered the pulse of the zeitgeist from the response to the Korean War and to Vietnam.


Optional reading: Seth Rosenfeld’s Subversives. date Wed., April 10-May 1 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27725) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Tom Gage Tom Gage, Professor Emeritus in English, HSU, earned his three degrees at Berkeley while witnessing and participating in the events of this period.

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2012 & the MAYA CALENDAR:

Americans of late have taken to waving copies of the Constitution in the air and proclaiming, “The founders were on MY side! See, it’s all right here!” The problem with these phantom constitutions, though, is that they have little relation to the historical one. Only by entering the world of the founders, and experiencing the constitution’s development one day after the next – as they did – can we understand how and why they created the document they way they did. Join us for a lively discussion of taxes and the role of government, the politics of the Constitutional Convention, ratification and the interpretation of the constitution: originalism versus a “living” constitution. Choose one of two sessions offered in Garberville or Eureka. SESSION 1 in Garberville: date Tues., March 26, April 23 and May 7 time 4-6 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27727) place Garberville Civic Club instr Ray Raphael SESSION 2 in Eureka: date Wed., March 27, April 24 and May 8 time 2-4 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27726) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Ray Raphael Based on his newest book, Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How To Get It Right, noted author Ray Raphael will help point the way toward the original, historical Constitution. OLLI at HSU


Contemporary Apocalyptics This course will retrospectively examine what has been called the “2012 phenomenon,” which involves contemporary expectations of a transformative event on or around December 21, 2012. As a result of sensational popular media attention, this date is typically (mis-)understood by the public to be the “end” of the Maya Long Count calendar. The course will look at how closely these ideas are connected to what we know of the actual Maya, and will explore the history of how contemporary attention to “Armageddon” in 2012 developed. Join us to explore and develop a working understanding of the Maya Long Count calendar, the historical development of the “2012 phenomenon,” and the ways that items of culture spread in counter-cultural communities of discourse. The course will conclude with a 2012 retrospective, looking at what people did on the expected date and a look forward toward how the ideas associated with the 2012 phenomenon are likely to carry on into future apocalyptic/utopian cultural phenomena. While the course will be approached as an exercise in critical thinking, personal experiences, opinions, and “stupid” questions are highly encouraged. date Thurs., Feb. 28-April 25 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $60/nonmembers $85 (27728) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Kevin Whitesides Kevin Whitesides holds a B.A. in religious studies and minors in anthropology, philosophy, and psychology from HSU. He recently completed an MSc at the University of Edinburgh that addressed 2012 millennialism. He is completing a book for academic press on the subject. He will be conducting observational fieldwork in Mexico with a group of academic Maya scholars in December 2012, where they will be at the pyramid complex of Chichen Itza to observe the popular response to the expected fulfillment of this unique cultural phenomenon. • • (707) 826-5880 • SPRING 2013


Japanese Tea Ceremony Chado, a Japanese cultural practice with roots in Zen Buddhism, involves the ceremonial preparation and consumption of powdered green tea, or matcha. Underlying this ritual is a philosophy and practice that can inform and transform daily life. This course will present the instruction necessary for you to enjoy being a guest in a tea gathering. In addition to observing and participating in three tea ceremonies, you will be introduced to guest etiquette and instruction on how to receive tea, interaction with other guests and the host in a formal tea setting, the history and philosophy of Chado, and the arts and crafts associated with Chado. Session 1: Origins and history of the Japanese Tea Ceremony Session 2: Philosophy of Chado; instruction on being a guest (interaction among guests) Session 3: Survey of arts and crafts associated with the Tea Ceremony; discussion of utensils; instruction on being a guest (interaction of host and guest). date Mon., Feb. 4-18 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (27741) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Harvey II and Holly Harvey Harvey II is an independent scholar in the field of experimental history. He has been a practitioner of Chado since 1984. He is an instructor of the Urasenke style of Japanese Tea Ceremony. Holly Harvey is a graphic artist and HSU lecturer. She also studies the Tea Ceremony with an interest in gardens and flower arrangement.

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Decoding the

MAYAN WORLD Eleven-hundred years ago, an area the size of Oregon was populated by a highly organized, literate and mostly urbanized people who built huge pyramids and kept precise astronomical records. Yet within 50 years they had abandoned their cities and reverted to a scattered tribal lifestyle, similar to the one from which they had emerged a millennium earlier. In the process, the Mayan population was decimated. Explore the questions: What caused the sudden collapse of one of the world’s greatest civilizations? What can we learn about Mayan life from the many ruins in and beyond the Yucatan peninsula? What can the Mayan collapse tell us about our own declining ecosystem? Which sites should be on everyone’s bucket-list (and how do you get to them)? Who are the post-collapse, post-conquistador Mayans today? date Wed., March 13 and 20 time 2-4 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (27729) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Barry Evans Barry Evans’ fascination with all things Mayan has been active since visiting Tikal (in northern Guatemala) over 30 years ago. Barry writes the weekly “Field Notes” column for the North Coast Journal.

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Do you feel like you might be losing your ability to balance? Would you like to have your balance assessed? Come For OLLI join Dr. Ortega and his team from MEMBERS the HSU Biomechanics Lab for a day ONLY 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 offered at the new Multi-Generational Center in Fortuna is limited to 30 OLLI members; early registration is recommended. date Thurs., Feb. 28-March 7 time 2-4 p.m. fee/members $40 (27766) place Multi-Generational Center 2280 Newburg Rd., Fortuna instr Justus Ortega


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 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.

OLLI instructors are... experts from the community and current or retired faculty. If you are interested in becoming an OLLI instructor, contact the HSU OLLI director at 826-3743.



for Beginners

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. Take one or both sessions taught by Glenda Hesseltine at Arcata Presbyterian Church. SESSION 1: date Mon., Jan. 7-Feb. 11 time 3-4:30 p.m. fee/members $70/nonmembers $95 (27758) SESSION 2: date Mon., Feb. 18-March 27 time 3-4:30 p.m. fee/members $70/nonmembers $95 (27759) 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.

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SPRING 2013 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., Feb. 6-March 13 time 10:30 a.m.-noon fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (27763) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka 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.

LIVING TAO T’AI JI This energetic style of T’ai Ji forms focuses on powerfully moving the qi(energy) through our body systems. Incorporating the Chinese calligraphy of the moves in the form, the poetic and philosophic roots of T’ai Ji and utilizing inspiring music, this class will firmly establish a strong root and a pathway for learning T’ai Ji for the beginner. For experienced students, the class will provide deep insights on their ongoing learning path. Through the practice of Living Tao forms, we learn how to creatively circulate the qi(energy) around and within us, releasing stress, revitalizing internal organs and refreshing the mind as we “dance” our T’ai Ji. date Tues./Wed./Thurs., Feb. 19-21 time 2-4 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (27757) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Christopher Campbell Christopher Campbell is the T’ai Ji Training Program coordinator and teaches seminars in Gold Beach, Oregon for Master Chungliang Al Huang and the Living Tao Foundation ( He has 25 years of study and practice in T’ai Ji and Chinese arts of philosophy, calligraphy and poetry. His mission is to free the natural movement within, through the “meditation in movement” exercise of T’ai Ji.

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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SPRING 2013 GENTLE YOGA for OLLI Join us for a gentle and powerful yoga class. You will learn methods to relax your body and calm your mind. We will practice yoga stretches and poses for all levels and body types. You will learn to improve your balance, strength and flexibility. Yoga increases flexibility, balance and concentration. It also strengthens the immune system and improves spinal alignment. The regular practice of yoga will reduce stress and promote health and harmony in the body. All levels of experience are welcome – especially beginners! Bring a yoga mat, blanket or beach towel, and water. Register for one or both sessions held at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center with Patricia Starr. SESSION 1: date Mon., Jan. 14-Feb. 18 time 1:30-3 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (27773) SESSION 2: date Mon., March 4-April 8 time 1:30-3 p.m. fee/members $55/nonmembers $80 (27769) SESSION 3: date Mon., April 15-May 20 time 1:30-3 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (27771) Patricia Starr is a certified yoga teacher trained in Iyengar yoga, body/mind centering and yoga therapy. She also has a strong foundation in the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. Her 38 years of training and practice and 24 years of teaching has brought Patricia to the hereand-now of enjoying every moment with her students.




Do you think of disability as a personal tragedy, or do you think of disability as just part of life’s diversity? Did you know that disability studies is a new and exciting area of interdisciplinary academic study? Are you intrigued by representations of disability such as in The King’s Speech? Are you interested in promoting social justice for people who experience disability? Each class includes a short lecture, a short film, and great discussion. Students will be encouraged to read and report on one article or book chapter from a group of publications prepared by the instructors. Explore the emergence of disability studies from other disciplines and some major theoretical models, experience film, painting, dance, and other media about disability, and discuss disability advocacy movements and how they relate to other social justice movements. date Thurs., Feb. 7-28 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (27779) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Devva Kasnitz & Rabbi Naomi Steinberg Disabled from childhood, Devva Kasnitz, Ph.D., chairs the Disability Research Group of the Society for Medical Anthropology, and she is an elected member of the Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology. She has taught at UC Berkeley and managed a postdoctoral program in disability studies at Berkeley for 10 years. She was formerly the executive director of the Humboldt Independent Living Center. She is currently president of the International Society for Disability Studies and lectures, advises, and publishes widely. She resides in Eureka raising fowl and spinning local wool for fun. Rabbi Naomi Steinberg serves Temple Beth El in Eureka and B’nai Ha-Aretz in Redway, and teaches in the Religious Studies Department at Humboldt State University.  She enjoys collaborating with and “re-voicing”  for her sister, Devva Kasnitz.

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SPRING 2013 THE WAY OF WELLNESS 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 may 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 We., March 13-20 time 2-4 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (27775) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Louisa Rogers 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.


An Alchemical Path to Healing Carl Jung delved deeply into the study of alchemy, a chemical practice said to be practiced in the 17th century, the primary aim of which was to change the baser elements into gold. Jung was drawn to the concept on a mystical level but also as a symbol of psychological transformation. In this class, we will explore the concept of art as an agent for healing. We will use Jung and other well-known individuals as examples along with specific case studies. Wherever one falls on the arc of resiliency regarding mental health, artistic expression offers the opportunity to transform one’s experience into a poem, a painting, or a piece of music. The creative act, like alchemy, can alter people’s perspective of themselves and assist in the process of healing from life’s familiar challenges as well as the more extreme experiences of psychotic episodes. There is no requirement to be a practicing artist to participate, but you will have the chance to express yourself creatively and share current or past artistic work that proved to be transformative for you. The instructor anticipates that most of your creative work will be done at home. Projects could require basic art materials, magazines for collage, a musical instrument or other tools. date Tues., March 26-April 30 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $75/nonmembers $100 (27756) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Bonnie Shand Bonnie Shand holds master’s degrees in interdisciplinary creative arts and expressive arts therapy. She worked as a creative arts therapist in community mental health programs in San Francisco. She is a poet and artist and has been teaching classes to adults for 25 years.

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

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SPRING 2013 Discovering Your Multiplicity SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage process developed by Seena B. Frost. By putting together cut-out images from magazines and other sources, we can access the many different parts of ourselves. By speaking from the completed image rather than about it, we can gain access to our inner voices. A deck of SoulCollage® cards is comprised of four suits: the Committee suit, the Council suit, the Companions suit, and the Community suit. In this course, we will learn about and make cards for all of the suits, as well as the three Transpersonal cards. Using the cards in readings will also be introduced. All materials will be provided. date Mon., Feb. 11-March 18 time 11 a.m.-1 p.m. fee/members $60/nonmembers $85 (27661) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Janet Patterson Janet Patterson has been active in SoulCollage® for seven years, and a SoulCollage® facilitator since 2008. She is completing her Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis on disturbing dream images and somatic dream work. She is also a member of the Friends of Jung and SoulCollage® OLLI interest groups.


An Exploration of Themes This course is designed for both the novice and the experienced SoulCollager. SoulCollage® is an intuitive collage process developed by Seena B. Frost. The focus of this course will be weekly themes with brief, inclass readings provided. Participants will have the opportunity to make SoulCollage® cards that emerge from the themes of Home, Darkness, The Hero, Animal Guides, and Wealth. The last class meeting will be spent doing readings of the cards, using Seena Frost’s method. No previous art experience necessary, but life experience is a plus! All materials will be provided. date Mon., April 8-May 13 time 11 a.m.-1 p.m. fee/members $60/nonmembers $85 (27760) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Janet Patterson See biography of Janet Patterson under “SoulCollage®: Discovering Your Multiplicity.”



Moving Your Words: A WRITING CLASS Move from “I don’t know where to start” to developing ideas, expanding your imagination, and finally moving your words out of your brain, down the arm and onto the paper. This is no small task, but it can be fun and rewarding. Each week, there will be a new, user-friendly approach to inspire our writing. You will be asked to expand on your writing at home and then hopefully share your writing in class (you can do it). The final meeting will be a grand celebration of the work! Bring your favorite writing tools. Choose one of two sessions with Suzanne Samberg in Garberville or Eureka.



SESSION 1: Tues., April 9-30, 2-4 p.m. fee/members $55/nonmembers $80 (27744) place Garberville Civic Club SESSION 2: Wed., April 10-May 1, 2-4 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27742) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Suzanne Samberg has taught a variety of Humanities high school courses for over 20 years and currently serves as a University Supervisor in the HSU School of Education.

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SPRING 2013 CLOSE TO THE BONE: Writing from the Inside Out It is never too late to become a writer – to dig deep and write about the things you want to express. If you are concerned that you lack the skills to tap into your experiences, imagination and feelings, the 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 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 bring examples from contemporary writers to class as models for inspiration. For students who have enjoyed Bonnie Shand’s writing classes in the past, lessons will be adjusted so that the material will not simply be a repetition of what they experienced in the previous class. If you have begun a writing project that you wish to continue working on, you are welcome to do so in this class. Students are asked to make copies of their writing each week to share with the other class members. date Tues., Feb. 5-March 12 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $75/nonmembers $100 (27440) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Bonnie Shand 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.


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When it is Time for Someone Else to Control the Cruising This course is designed to assist individuals, families, professional providers, and community organizations to help start difficult conversations about driving retirement. There will be a showing of the 24-minute documentary, Old People Driving, an Official Selection of the Los Angeles International Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, and the Phoenix Film Festival. Join us for a guided discussion of assessing needs, available options for taking action, legal authority, including the DMV, physicians, law enforcement, the courts, programs serving the elderly, and forming family agreements. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. date Sat., March 2 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $10/nonmembers $35 (27768) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr 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.

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OLLI members are eligible to purchase discount tickets to the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival. Call 826-5880

The 23rd Annual Redwood Coast Jazz Festival will be held March 21-23, 2013. This fun-filled 4-day weekend is located at five venues throughout the downtown Eureka area. This course will give a brief history of how and why the jazz festival was started 24 years ago, how it has changed over the years, how it supports senior programs and youth music education and how it stimulates our local economy. In this class you will get to hear the wide variety of music available at the festival, and learn how you can become involved. You will also be able to purchase discounted tickets to the event. The Redwood Coast Jazz Festival has been called the “Best Small Town Festival in the West.” Come and learn why. Together, we are making music and a better community! date Tues., March 5 time 6-8:30 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (27772) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Lynn McKenna Lynn McKenna is a life-long resident of Eureka and has been involved with the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival since its beginning. She is the president of the local non-profit, Redwood Coast Music Festivals, which puts on the Jazz Festival.

An Insider’s Guide:

Music writer Bob Doran serves as your guide for a pair of Redwood Jazz Alliance (RJA) concerts with discussion, music samples and readings on the Wednesday prior to each show. Learn the inside stories about the bands, buy discount tickets to both shows, and attend optional daytime workshops with the musicians (held in conjunction with all RJA shows). First up in February is a concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall by drummer Matt Wilson’s quartet Arts and Crafts (Matt Wilson, drums; Terell Stafford, trumpet and flugelhorn; Gary Versace, keyboards; Martin Wind, bass). Then it’s an April 4 show at the Arcata Playhouse by



guitarist Joel Harrison and Spirit House (Joel Harrison, guitars; Paul Hanson, bassoon; Cuong Vu, trumpet; Damian Erskine, bass; Brian Blade, drums). date Wed., Feb. 20-April 3 time 4-6 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (27774) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Bob Doran Bob Doran is the arts and culture editor and music writer for the North Coast Journal.



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SPRING 2013 The Art of

PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE, Part 2 Do you have an interest in and passion for photographing people? If so, join us for a four week course which will both enhance the skills you developed in a previous class with Lorraine Miller-Wolf, or on your own. This class will challenge you to grow in new ways as a photographer. Lectures, practice sessions with real people, weekly assignments and subsequent critiques will provide the skills and confidence to produce strong, meaningful portraits. A basic knowledge of your camera is helpful. Digital or film format accepted. date Wed., Feb. 6-27 time 3-5 p.m. fee/members $60/nonmembers $85 (27743) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Lorraine Miller-Wolf Lorraine Miller-Wolf is passionate about photographing people. She has been a professional photographer in Humboldt County for over 30 years. She has taught previous photography courses for OLLI and Extended Education at HSU for the past 5 1/2 years. She has exhibited her photographs extensively throughout the area and elsewhere.

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.



FILMS from DOWN UNDER Take a trip to the land down under. In this class we will explore the continent of Australia and the film industry that has developed there. The course will include fun highlights of Australian geography, art, culture, history and government. The emphasis will be on the films and will include a diverse selection of films from a broad range of time periods. Films tentatively planned at this time include Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Muriels’ Wedding, My Brilliant Career, Strictly Ballroom, Sirens, The Castle and Breaker Morant. Taste some Vegemite, sample some Tim Tams, listen to some Bernard Fanning, and learn about the films of Australia! date Wed., Feb. 13-April 3 time 6-9 p.m. fee/members $70/nonmembers $95 (27776) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka 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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In this class, you will create a series of unique drawings using ink media. Formal elements to be studied include line quality, texture, and value. Slide lectures enhance appreciation and understanding of ink drawing and painting, from different cultures, historical to contemporary. We may look at the drawings of Da Vinci, contemporary California artist Beth Van Hoesen, and from Eastern traditions, Wu Guanzhong and Jittoku, for ideas and inspiration. Instructor demonstrations, class discussion, and individual tutoring will make sessions lively; you may also opt to use class time as quiet studio time for development of drawings according to your interests. You’ll leave the course with a “toolbox” of ideas, resources, and techniques for further study, beyond the classroom experience. Materials needed: Pens, bottle black ink, graphite pencil, eraser, 18” x 24” white drawing paper, drawing board (or use table surface), 2-3 soft brushes, water container, paper towels. date Thurs., March 21-April 11 time Noon-2 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (27747) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Julie McNiel

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, including the iPad Mini) and download the ArtStudio app ($6 or less from the App Store) before the first class meeting. date Sat., March 2 and 9 time 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27749) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Claire Iris Schencke

from East to West

Julie McNiel, MFA, has taught at HSU, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, UC Berkeley Extension, San Jose State, and the San Francisco Art Institute Community Education Program. She was a 2011 recipient of the Victor T. Jacoby Award for experimental animation and has exhibited her visual art regionally, nationally and internationally. Julie has received many fellowships and awards for her artistic work, which focuses on cross-cultural narratives. She will have a solo exhibition of drawings, “Midnight Sun” at HSU First Street Gallery in December 2012. Look for Registration Form on page 37





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:

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SPRING 2013 Fast Food, Slow Food: Growing a Year ‘Round



Explore the intersection of visual and theatrical art! After attending an art appreciation class in the 1930s, a group of Northern England miners took up painting and became unlikely art world sensations. This three-meeting course will showcase the artistic work of the Ashington Group of Painters. Course participants will receive tickets to attend the Redwood Curtain’s performance of The Pitmen Painters play based on their triumphant true story. (Showtime: February 28, 8-10 p.m.) The final class will include a postproduction discussion with the cast and creative team. Join us for a timely look at class, politics, and art from the depths of the mine to the heights of fame. date Thurs., Feb. 21-March 7 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27780) place HBAC & Redwood Curtain Theatre instr Clint Rebik Along with director Peggy Metzger, Clint Rebik is a founding member and the Artistic Director of Redwood Curtain Theatre in Old Town, Eureka. Redwood Curtain has consistently showcased the very best of contemporary theatre for the past 14 years; it will launch its 15th season with The Pitmen Painters. As an actor/director for over 25 years on the North Coast, Clint’s most recent project was the acclaimed staged reading of 8 on the HSU campus. OLLI at HSU

Learn how to grow an organic, low maintenance kitchen garden year ’round. Emphasis will be on raised beds, no till techniques and containers. Topics will include feeding the soil, recycling potting soil, choosing fertilizers, preventing pests, growing with seeds and starts, selecting varieties and timing crops. This is an active, hands-on class. We will meet at the Humboldt Botanical Gardens near the College of the Redwoods campus. Bring water, a pen and notebook, wear garden clothes and a sun hat. date Tues., April 16-23 time Noon-2 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (27732) place Humboldt Botanical Gardens instr Terry Kramer Local horticulturist Terry Kramer has been writing the “North Coast Gardening” column for the Times Standard for more than 30 years. She is currently site manager at the Humboldt Botanical Garden. Growing a kitchen garden is her specialty.

Beginning BIRD FEEDING Want to attract birds to your yard but don’t know where to start? What birds eat which seeds? Which feeder would be best? And how do I do this as a cat lover? Get all these questions answered. See the feeders first hand and learn about their care. Get recipes for your own nectar and “suet.” Hand-outs will help you keep everything straight! date Wed., March 13 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (27734) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Louise Bacon-Ogden Louise Bacon-Ogden has loved birds since childhood. For 14 years she owned and operated Strictly for the Birds in Old Town Eureka. Though retired, she is still known as the “Bird Lady.”

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SPRING 2013 The Art & Craft of


This class provides an introduction to the landscape design process – a stepby-step approach to creating a landscape that is both functional and beautiful. The basic principles of landscape design will be presented, along with examples of their practical application. We will examine four major areas that are critical in developing an effective landscape design: aesthetics, functional concerns, horticultural factors, and sustainability issues. On Sunday, May 5, the class will take a field trip to several local gardens. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 38). date Tues., April 9-30 and Sun., May 5 time Tues.: 6-8 p.m. Sun.: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. fee/members $75/nonmembers $100 (27733) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and Humboldt gardens instr Donna Wildearth


Donna Wildearth is passionate about plants and about the landscape design process. She has been a professional landscape designer for 12 years and is the owner of Garden Visions Landscape Design in Eureka. Four of her landscape projects have been featured on local garden tours, and she has taught landscape design and plant identification at College of the Redwoods and through OLLI at HSU.

CONTRACT BRIDGE 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. Learn the rules and tools to enable you to completely play the game: point counts, bidding, scoring, and playing the hands. Each session will present a lesson and give some practice. Bridge is a complicated game, so practice and play outside of class is recommended. Weekly handouts will give you a complete set of



guidelines for all aspects of bridge. date Wed., Feb. 6-March 13 time 2-4 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27762) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka 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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SPRING 2013 Amends: The Twelve Principles of


This course is designed to help you free yourself from resentment, anger, blame, guilt, and regret. You will engage in the process of writing, asking questions, shifting perceptions and learning to tell your story from a new perspective. The goal of the course is to let go of the past and create joy and peace in the present with a life review, reflection and assessment through drawing and writing exercises. Practicing forgiveness can lead to greater health, a sense of well-being, healthier relationships, and a spacious sense of being free from the past. The class is based on experiential learning, exercises, questions, discussion and writing activities. date Wed., Jan. 30-March 6 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee/members $70/nonmembers $95 (27765) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka 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.

The Art & Craft of ADVOCACY You want to change the world. Or sell your idea to a prospective funder or policymaker. Or get your spouse to travel to Antarctica. So where do you start? This workshop focuses on the art and craft of advocacy, the effective articulation and marketing of your ideas and creating of the desired end result. Advocacy is about tactics and techniques, logic and emotion, strategic and creative thinking and writing, verbal and nonverbal communication, and effective messaging. You will be planning, talking, and writing your way through this course. So bring pen and paper, laptop or iPad, plus a problem you want to address. We’ll get to work! date Wed., Feb. 6-March 20 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27767) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Jane Woodward Jane Woodward, MPA, J.D., has worked over 40 years in program development and evaluation, policy consulting, law and marketing. She is active on the Arcata Economic Development Committee, and involved in advocacy, research and writing.

LAMBERSON ECOLOGY LECTURE The annual Lamberson Lecture is hosted by the Humboldt State University College of Natural Resources and Sciences.

Colin Clark

The ecology series takes its name and funding from Rollie Lamberson, professor of mathematics at Humboldt State University from 1980-2004.

Dr. Clark has been a researcher in behavioral ecology and the economics of natural resources, with emphasis on commercial fisheries management.

University of British Columbia

“Short Profits Versus Longterm Sustainability”

Wed., Feb. 27, 7 p.m., HSU campus • Free to OLLI members OLLI at HSU

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of Northern California Rainfall records were set all across Northern California on Dec. 20, 1955, followed by flooding that caused 74 deaths and $200 million in economic losses. This was just a prelude to Dec. 19-24, 1964, the wettest ever six-day period which produced record high flows on every river in the region. Whole towns disappeared, and the North Coast was isolated for weeks. This course will examine the history, weather, and geology that contributed to these extreme events. Historian Jerry Rohde will provide a PowerPoint presentation covering epic North Coast floods of the last 150 years. Starting with the massive freshet of 1861-1862, which roared down the Klamath and Trinity rivers (while at times rising more than 90 feet above the riverbed), the presentation will focus on the “hundred-year flood” of 1955 and its premature successor, the “thousand-year flood” of 1964. Blending photos, maps, and eyewitness accounts, Rohde will describe the devastation suffered by such communities as Weott, Bull Creek, Pepperwood, Elinor, and Klamath. He will also consider the effects of the floods’ co-conspirators, mining and logging, and will describe how the threat of future flooding helped expand local redwood parks. Meteorologist Nancy Dean will describe the weather that occurred during both the 1955 and 1964 floods and what the impacts were on the rivers. The 1964 storm and flood also caused abundant landslides. Geology professor Harvey Kelsey will explore the impact of landsliding on the slopes and channels of the Van Duzen River, comparing the 1964 storm and flood to other historic storms and floods in Northern California. This course is held at the MultiGenerational Center in Fortuna. date Tues., March 5-19 time 6:30-8:30 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (27778) place Multi-Generational Center 2280 Newburg Road, Fortuna instr Rollie Lamberson OLLI at HSU



Course coordinator Rollie Lamberson is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and coordinator of the Environmental Systems Graduate Programs at Humboldt State University. He currently serves as executive secretary of the Natural Resource Modeling Association. Rollie is also an active member of the OLLI at HSU Curriculum Committee. Jerry Rohde is ethnogeographer and historian for the Cultural Resources Facility at Humboldt State University. He has coauthored three guidebooks to the North Coast that feature sections describing over a hundred years of floods. Jerry lives on high ground at the southern edge of Eureka. Nancy Dean has a B.S. from UC Davis in atmospheric science. She is meteorologist in charge for the National Weather Service in Eureka. Harvey Kelsey has a B.A. from Princeton and Ph.D. from UC Santa Cruz in geology and has taught geology at Western Washington, University of Oregon, and Humboldt State.

Look for Registration Form on page 37

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SPRING 2013 CAREER GUIDANCE for Creative, Innovative People Are you a creative person who has a hard time finding satisfaction in traditional, structured work environments? Whether you are in a life/work transition, just need to rekindle your passion for your current work, or are planning your future steps, this seminar and experiential exercises will help you understand yourself better and give you practical strategies for creating a more balanced and fulfilling approach to your career/life choices. You will learn: • the critical attributes and career needs of creative types date Sat., Feb. 9 • why creative types are often career indecisive time 2-5 p.m. • the crucial difference between working in a creative fee/members $90 + $10 materials fee setting and using your personal creativity nonmembers $125 (27751) • how to navigate the hidden job market place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka • how to recognize work cultures that will be nourishing to you instr Susan Abbott • ways to avoid career depression syndrome Susan Abbott, M.A, is a speaker on career issues, • why different non-traditional work structures such as and is a counselor to people who wish to create portfolio careers or self-employment may be attractive options their personal vision of meaningful work. (See page • simple exercises to help you access your inner wisdom 17 for additional biographical information.)



Featured artists include (not in order of appearance): • Don Anton: photographic artist • Michael Guerriero, serigrapher • Mimi LaPlant, painter • Kris Patzlaff, jewelry and small metals artist • Alan Sanborn, watercolor artist • Sondra Schwetman, sculptor date Thurs., Feb. 7-March 14 time 4-5:30 p.m. fee/members $75/nonmembers $100 (27754) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Amy Uyeki Showcase coordinator Amy Uyeki is a visual artist who has worked professionally in the North Coast area for close to 30 years. She has worked in art museum education, taught art in the public schools, served on the board for local arts organizations, and is a member of an artists’ collective. Recently, she has worked in animation and documentary filmmaking.


Humboldt County has a wealth of thriving artists. Join OLLI for this annual celebration of North Coast artists. Six noted artists will share their work 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 their unique style. Each artist will set up an informal gallery of their work and lead the students through a retrospective.

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in arberville . . .

Take an OLLI class at the Garberville Civic Club.

All OLLI members are welcome to attend.

Book Lovers Unite: JANE AUSTEN

WATERCOLOR Still Life Painting

Join a lively conversation about one of English literature’s most valued and beloved writers: Jane Austen. Explore three of her novels in this class. The first novel will be Northanger Abbey, which was published after Austen’s death, but is actually one of her earliest completed works. At the second meeting, we’ll discuss Pride and Prejudice. Finally, one of Austen’s last novels, Emma, will be the topic of the last meeting. 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 Tues., March 26, April 23, May 14 time Noon-2 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27750) place Garberville Civic Club instr Marie Raphael

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., April 9-30 time 10 a.m.-noon fee/members $55/nonmembers $80 (27790) place Garberville Civic Club instr Judy Evenson

Marie Raphael taught writing and literature at Boston University, College of the Redwoods and in local middle schools. She coached education students in the HSU secondary education program as well. She is the author of two young adult immigration adventures and has worked as an editor and columnist.

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

CONSTITUTIONAL MYTHS See page 46 for course description and instructor biography. (Also offered in Eureka.) date/time Tues., March 26, April 23, May 7, 4-6 p.m. place Garberville Civic Club fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (27727)


Ray Raphael

Moving Your Words: A WRITING CLASS See page 52 for course description and instructor biography. (Also offered in Eureka.) date/time Tues., April 9-30, 2-4 p.m. place Garberville Civic Club fee/members $55/nonmembers $80 (27744)




Suzanne Samberg

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University Spring 2013 Course Catalog