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


SAT., JANUARY 25 1-3 p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

• Meet OLLI faculty • Join OLLI or renew your membership • Register for classes Have you joined OLLI yet? For a $35 annual fee (Aug. 1-July 31), OLLI members enjoy benefits including discounts and priority registration for OLLI classes, HSU student ID card, bookstore, library and computer privileges, the opportunity to purchase a Jack Pass or a pass for the HSU Student Recreation Center.

DATES TO REMEMBER Jan. 16 ��������� OLLI Faculty Meeting Jan. 25 ����������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.

Jan. 29 ���������Full Membership Meeting 12-1:30 p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center Feb. 14 ���������Course proposals due for Summer 2014

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


May 16 ���������Course proposals due for Fall 2014 May 31 ��������� Spring classes end

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The Inside Scoop from Sheila Rocker Heppe, OLLI Director OLLI at HSU is pleased to present an exciting new slate of classes for Spring 2014! Please join us on Jan. 25 for the OLLI Open House at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center from 1-3 p.m. to learn more about the course line-up and meet our faculty. Registration will be available on site. As you may know, OLLI at HSU relies on membership to maintain our 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 back through renewals and new memberships. Our 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 consider introducing 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.

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continued excellence in curriculum and programming

a diverse repertoire of course and educational activities specifically designed for people 50 and better

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OLLI at HSU is a proud member of a network of 117 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes across the country. Each Institute that has met basic membership requirements and demonstrated potential for success and sustainability was awarded an endowment to help offset annual operating costs along with course and membership fees. Institutes may be eligible for an additional endowment if all criteria established by the Osher Foundation are attained. The criteria are designed to insure long term sustainability.

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a robust, ongoing fundraising program ($20,000 earned with at least 100 members contributing)










Last fall, OLLI members received a letter from Dr. Roland Lamberson, the chair of our fundraising and finance committee inviting them to join the Friends of OLLI. A special thank you to all our friends who are generously supporting OLLI. We ask that you take a moment today to join other Friends of OLLI to enable our institute to continue to provide high quality lifelong learning experiences throughout our community. A donation of any amount is highly valuable to us as we strive to meet our goals. And, of course, all donations to OLLI at HSU are tax deductible. We cannot provide our high quality program without the gift of our members’ time, financial support and positive energy which infuse OLLI at HSU. Finally, please plan to join us for our Full Membership Meeting on Jan. 29 to help OLLI at HSU plan for our future. Have a brilliant spring!

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Planned Giving Jerry and Gisela Rohde, part of the original faculty of OLLI at HSU, want to help make future OLLI classes more accessible for the Humboldt community. So they’re including a charitable bequest for OLLI at HSU in their estate plan. Jerry and Gisela love teaching every semester and have a special passion for Humboldt County’s human and natural history. Some of their favorite OLLI memories were made on their van tours of nearby state and national parks. The van tours provide special guided access to OLLI students, many of whom would be unable to hike far enough to see certain points of interest. Students are often delighted to experience beautiful historic places that would be out of their reach without OLLI at HSU. OLLI at HSU provides a unique outlet for the curious minds in Humboldt’s 50 and better community. Jerry and Gisela appreciate the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with engaged students. And they love how often students add their own knowledge of Humboldt’s history to make their classes even more interesting! When they realized they could include OLLI at HSU in their estate plan, it was like a light bulb turning on. Because the program has provided Jerry and Gisela so much joy over the years, they knew immediately that they wanted to support the future of the program. Their goal is to make OLLI at HSU affordable for anyone who’s interested in taking classes about local natural and human history. To help do so, they are bequeathing 10% of their estate to OLLI. By providing learning opportunities at an affordable cost, OLLI at HSU has become a core activity for many in the Humboldt community. Jerry and Gisela know that OLLI enhances quality of life in many ways for many people. It builds friendships. It creates a real sense of community. And it quenches lifelong students’ thirst for knowledge.



If you’re interested in information about how to include OLLI at HSU in your estate plan, please contact: University Advancement (707) 826-5101 Sheila Rocker Heppe Director, OLLI at HSU (707) 826-3743

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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, allowing OLLI at HSU 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 (p. 41, or online at If you want to donate over the phone, or if you want to become a sustaining Friend of OLLI through monthly contributions, contact OLLI Director, Sheila Rocker Heppe at 826-3743. Ermalee Albright Andy Anderson* Tracey Barnes Priestley* Jacques Beaupre Joan Berman* Charlie Biles* John Callaway Ross Carkeet* Julie Clark* Russell Conrad Nancy Cook Barbra Daniel Nancy Dean Jeff Denny* Donna DeNudt* Edgar Dickinson Gail Dibble Walter Duffy* Jill Duffy* Tom Dunklin* Douglas Durham Linda Evans* Candee Fetsch-Kimbrell* Bob & Joanne Fornes* David Fuller* Tom & Anita Gage Valerie Gillett Bourne Allan Gradek Casey Hague* OLLI at HSU

Friends of * 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.

Carl Hansen Carol Harrison* Arlene Hartin Debra Hartridge Janette Heartwood* Harvey Kelsey* Grace Kerr & Jesica Bishop Maggie Kraft* Rollie Lamberson Margaret Lang* Kim & Tim Laney Katherine Layton David LeFever* Byrd Lochtie Faith Mason Maclyn & Ann McClary John McClelland* Robert McConnell* Audrey Miller Jean Montgomery Maureen Murphy Donald Murphy* Troy Nicolini* Michele Olsen* Vicki Ozaki* Leisyka Parrott* Robert Peck Jennifer Poser Tom Pratum & Peggy Leviton

Robert Rasmussen* Kip Roberti* Ann Roberts Randy Robertson* Sheila & Chris Rocker Heppe Jerry & Gisela Rohde* Judith Rucker Suzanne Samberg Mike Sanders* Claire Iris Schencke* Janina Shayne Pete Shepard* Jason Teraoka* Darline Thompson* Gerry Tollefson John P. Turner Jr. Amy Uyeki* Kim Vatcher-Smith Rick and Sandra Vrem* Lynn & Bob Wells Jim Wheeler* Jennifer Wheeler* Terry and Linnae Williams Susan Wilson* Alexandra Wineland Cynthia Woods* Jane Woodward* Mark Youdall Gretchen Ziegler*

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COURSES: SPRING 2014 Courses are listed by day of the week, then chronologically. Course descriptions begin on page 8.

SUNDAY Chado, the Japanese Way of Tea

Feb. 23

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Feb. 3, 10 Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10 Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 Feb. 24, March 10, 17 March 3, 10, 17, 24 March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14 March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21 March 17, 24, 30, April 7, 14, 21 March 24, 31 & April 5 (Sat.) April 7, 14, 21 May 5, 12, 19 May 12

6-8 p.m. 3-4:30 p.m. 1:30-3 p.m. noon-2 p.m. 1:30-3 p.m. 4-6 p.m. 3-4:30 p.m. 2-4:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-12:30, Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1:30-3 p.m. 1:30-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.

p. 28 p. 31 p. 30 p. 28 p. 30 p. 15 p. 31 p. 29 p. 13 p. 30 p. 30 p. 14

Feb. 4, 11, 18 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11 Feb. 4, 6 (Thurs.) Feb. 11, 18 Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 4 Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11 Feb. 18, 25 Feb. 18, 25 & March 1 (Sat.) Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11 Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18 March 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4 & 5 (Wed.) March 4, 6 (Thurs.) March 11, 18, 25 March 11, 18, 22 (Sat.) March 25, April 1, 8 15 April 1, 8, 15 (Sat.) April 1 April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 May 6, 13, 20 April 1 April 8 April 8, 15, 22, 29 April 22 May 6

1:30-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 10-11 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 10 a.m.-noon 10 a.m.-12:30, Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 3-5 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 2-4 p.m. noon-2 p.m. noon-2 p.m. 10 a.m.-12:30, Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 2-4 p.m. 4-6 p.m. 2-4 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8:30 p.m. 2-4 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-9 p.m.

p. 30 p. 33 p. 22 p. 10 p. 29 p. 28 p. 26 p. 12 p. 36 p. 21 p. 25 p. 30 p. 21 p. 24 p. 13 p. 33 p. 11 p. 27 p. 19 p. 36 p. 25 p. 17 p. 33 p. 17 p. 17

Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 12 Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, May 14 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 12 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 12 Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, April 30, May 14 Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, May 21 Feb. 26 March 26, April 23, May 28 Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19

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

p. 8 p. 31 p. 39 p. 40 p. 40 p. 8 p. 9 p. 9 p. 34

MONDAY Brain Health Tai Chi Made EZ Session I Gentle Yoga Session I Living Well Gentle Yoga Session 2 Archaeology & Culture of the Vikings Tai Chi Made EZ Session II Our Pathways to Health Our WWII Homefront Gentle Yoga Session 3 Gentle Yoga Session 4 Genetics for Genealogy Research

TUESDAY Introduction to Gentle Yoga Writing as a Spiritual Journey Book Arts: This Book is a Star! Shifting Sands: Dunes & Beaches Memoir Writing in McKinleyville Yoga in Ferndale Local Walks for Exercise & Pleasure 100 Years with the NWP Railroad Gross Steel Creative Travel Photography Wine Tasting 101 Living Tao T’ai Ji iPad Basics for Beginners 25 Songs that Changed the World Humboldt Links to the Golden Gate Mary Oliver: Nature’s Poet Coast Guard Born to Move Our Solar System We The People Do You Want to Be a Wine Judge? Traveling in Southeast Asia Moving Your Words: A Writing Class Bhutan & Tibet Rashomon In Context

WEDNESDAY HSU Centennial Pilates Plus for OLLI - Session 1 Literature of Slavery (Garberville) Contract Bridge for Beginners Contract Bridge for Intermediates Conversations on Aging Highlights of Humboldt Creating Community Assets The Art of Mindfulness


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Travel With a Purpose Conscious Living for Life Enrichment Films from Down Under: Part Two Mindfulness Meditation (Garberville) Pilates Plus for OLLI Session 2 North Coast Artists Showcase 2014 Textbook Mythologies (Garberville) Three Ancient Mysteries Redwood Parks Coast History Tour Who’s Your Poet? (Garberville) Writing Your Life (Garberville) The ABCs of Peak Aging Moving Your Words (Garberville)

March 5 March 5, 12, 19 March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 March 12, 19, 26 March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 2, 9, 16 April 2, 9, 16 April 2, 3 (Thurs.) April 9, 16, 23, 30 April 9, 16, 23, 30 April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 April 23, 30, May 7, 14

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

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

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

p. 39 p. 32 p. 23 p. 29 p. 37 p. 23 p. 35 p. 15 p. 16 p. 22 p. 32 p. 37 p. 27 p. 35 p. 23 p. 32 p. 36 p. 17 p. 18 p. 22

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14 Feb. 7, 14, 15, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 March 7, 14, 15, 28 April 4, 11, 18, 25 April 25, May 2 April 25, May 2, 9, 16 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 30, 31 (Sat.)

1-3 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon 3-4:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

p. 20 p. 24 p. 16 p. 24 p. 24 p. 37 p. 39 p. 24 p. 10

Feb. 15, 22 March 8 March 15, 22, 29 March 29, April 5, 12 March 29, April 5, 12 April 5, 12 April 5 April 26, May 3, 10, 17 April 12 April 26 May 3 May 10

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

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THURSDAY Bats! Discovering Your Voice Take it Slow, Take the Train Session 1 Memoir Writing in Eureka The Grand Jury Take it Slow, Take the Train Session 2 Intro to SoulCollage® Queens Marrying North Locating Utopia Digital Storytelling Simplified Walking Through Jung’s Red Book Great Decisions 2014 Seeking Balance Celebrating Community w/SoulCollage® Beyond Tours: Independent Travel The Poet’s Path Textbook Mythologies Colombia is Magical Realism The Beautiful Game: World Cup Soccer Book Arts: Stab Bindings

FRIDAY Painting With Oil Intro to Steel Drums Session 1 Prepare for D-Day: French Resistance! Intro to Steel Drums Session 2 Intro to Steel Drums Session 3 Start the Press: Media History Who or What are We? Symbiosis Intro to Steel Drums Session 4 Climate Change: Water & Forests

SATURDAY The Home Museum: Heirlooms Armchair Traveler: Railroad! Art Photography with Smart Phone East is East and West is West Writing for Children & Young Adults Peace Corps: Boomers & Beyond Intro to SoulCollage® (Garberville) Genealogy & Family History History Hotspots: Freshwater & Bayside Royal Genealogies of Britain World War II Station B-71 History Walk & Talk: Fortuna

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HSU Centennial

Conversations on Aging

Join President Rollin Richmond for an informal look at the impact, joys and challenges of the most recent decade in the 100-year history of HSU. Feb. 5 President Rollin Richmond will share a brief retrospective of his presidency. Following a distinguished career as a faculty member, researcher in evolutionary biology, and academic administrator, President Richmond was appointed the sixth president of HSU in 2002. Since his appointment, HSU has gained recognition as a student-centered, diverse, and sustainable university which serves as an important community and economic hub. President Richmond has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic year.

Join HSU alumni for conversations on creative aging – the challenges, choices, realities and possibilities of living life to the fullest. Each month a member of our community who graduated from HSU will make a presentation. Feb. 12 John McFarland was an Arcata volunteer fireman while attending HSU and joined the Eureka Fire Dept. after he graduated in 1970. He worked up through the ranks to Fire Chief and retired after 30 years. He has retired three times as the Fire Chief in Eureka, Del Norte, and most recently Arcata. John remains active within the fire community as a consultant and volunteer. March 12 Laura Hennings graduated from HSU in theater arts in 1970 and earned a masters in special education at UOW. After retiring as a resource specialist with Eureka City Schools, she began a second career as a singer/songwriter. She co-founded the Soulful Sidekicks and also joins Topaz Trio as their jazz vocalist. Laura is also an active community volunteer. April 9 Ken Fulgham was a 1970 graduate in range management at HSU. After he received his MS at NMU and a PhD at USU, he returned to teach at HSU. With 35 years as professor of rangeland resources and chair of the forestry and wildland resources department, he is retiring this May. Ken will remain active as board director of the Society for Rangeland Management and the 2013 chairman for Buckeye Conservancy. He also plans to write a book called Range at Humboldt. May 14 Berit Meyer holds a wildlife management degree from HSU. She is a founding partner of Ramone’s Bakery and Café and still owns the bakery with her husband. They have expanded it to five locations, a restaurant and catering business. As an HSU runner, Berit continues to compete as a marathoner and endurance horse rider (ride and tying). She has been invited back to run in this year’s Boston Marathon.

Humboldt State Special Collections Librarian Joan Berman will explore the relationship of Humboldt State University to the communities and places of Humboldt County as documented by Humboldt Room collections. She will be joined by key players in the stories. March 5 HSU Library has a rich history and a developing future as the academic culture and research methods shift through time. April 2 Service Learning - CCAT and Y.E.S. Humboldt State students are known for community involvement and dedication to a sustainable future. May 7 Graduation traditions through the century at HSU, honoring and creating traditions. Joan Berman has been a librarian at Humboldt State University since 1972 with prior experience as a children’s librarian in the Bay area and a reference Librarian at UC Berkeley. She became head of the HSU Library Humboldt Room in 1997.

All sessions are noon-1:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center, Eureka FREE to OLLI Members (27730) OLLI at HSU


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Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch Presentations & Discussions




Highlights of Humboldt

Creating Community Assets: A Community Forum

Humboldt State University has 100 years of rich history. Join OLLI for an insider’s look at some of the programs and activities that currently contribute to the outstanding reputation of Humboldt State University in higher education. Feb. 19 Joan Berman, Special Collections librarian, will present the history of theater arts at HSU as part of the Centennial Celebration. March 19 Monica Stephens, geography professor, has attracted national and international media attention, with her “Geography of Hate” map. At the heart of the map was this question: Where in America do people use the most hate speech? Stephens and three undergrads mapped the geographic location of 150,000 tweets that used racist, homophobic or anti-disabled slurs from June 2012 to April 2013. April 16 Roy Furshpan, Director of Center Arts How does Center Arts develop each season’s incredible program? Get a behind-thescenes look at how its director attracts big names to the HSU Van Duzer Theater. May 21 Justus Ortega, kinesiology professor, has offered his Seeking Balance class for OLLI for the past three years. Learn about his research, discoveries and involvement with STRONG and other active senior groups in our community.

5TH WEDNESDAY... Apr. 30 Marianne Pennekamp, born in Karlsruhe, Germany, has been an active member of our community for many decades. She received her Bachelor’s degree, MSW and PhD in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley. Her work, writings, speeches and outspoken advocacy for effective practice and policy are why she is a recognized authority throughout the country and internationally. OLLI at HSU

Individuals and groups in Humboldt County have visualized and created positive change resulting in programs, businesses and environmental achievements. Learn the creation stories of some major community assets. Feb. 26 Los Bagels is an inspiring home-grown marketing and success story. Owner and founder Dennis Rael will share how Los Bagels was created, and how it evolved into a highly successful business. March 26 The Headwaters Fund is a major source of grant and loan support for projects addressing the economic needs of Humboldt County. Dawn Elsbree, its executive director, will share the story of the Fund’s creation and development. Recent projects include the Forest Products Initiative to support marketing of redwood products, and matching funds for the Arcata/Eureka Airport and Redwood Region Economic Development Commission to help attract a second airline. April 23 Dell’Arte Company and School attracts actors from all over the world, many coming as students to learn innovative acting and comedy. Michael Fields, artistic director will tell the creation story of this performance group, the focus of its school, and its entertaining productions. May 28 Ink People Center for the Arts makes invaluable contributions to the arts and the community by “Weaving the Arts into the Fabric of Community.” Libby Maynard, co-founder and executive director, will share how this amazing program was created in 1979 to encourage excellence in the showing, teaching and making of art.

All sessions are noon-1:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center, Eureka FREE to OLLI Members (27730)

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Examine impacts of recent climate changes and expected future impacts on water resources, rivers, and forest ecosystems in the North Coast region of California. Topics may include stream changes and the effects on coho salmon, coastal sea-level changes, redwood tree growth, forest resiliency, wildfire and other topics relevant to the North Coast. The course includes a three-hour seminar-style discussion that involves an overview on each topic from local experts with an open discussion, followed by a field trip on a subsequent day to explore changes discussed in the seminar. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 42). Wear sturdy walking shoes, a sun hat, jacket, water, lunch, optional walking stick and small pack. date Fri./Sat., May 30-31 time Fri.: 3-6 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27744) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka & off-site instr Rosemary Sherriff

Humboldt Bay beaches and dunes are the longest continuous dune system in northern California, stretching along a thin 34-mile section of the coast. In an area less than a mile wide, one can experience the pounding surf on ocean beaches, rare plant communities on foredune ridges, seasonal wetlands, open parabolic dunes, moving sand sheets, beach pine forests, and eel-grass carpeted mudflats. How did this coastline evolve? Where does the sand come from and how does it move? How does it influence patterns of vegetation? In this workshop we will explore the geologic processes that have shaped the landscape, which is the key to understanding the natural history of this unique area. Students will receive a copy of “Humboldt Bay Beaches, Dunes and Wetlands Map and Guide” as part of the class fee. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 42). date Tues., Feb. 11-18 time 1-3 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27743) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka & Humboldt Coastal Nature Center instr Mary Ann Madej and Carol Vander Meer

Water & Forests in the North Coast Region

This seminar is organized by Rosemary Sherriff, an associate professor in the Department of Geography and faculty in the Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources at HSU. Participating experts include Andrew Stubblefield, an associate professor of hydrology in the Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources; Allyson Carroll, a dendrochronologist at the Institute for Redwood Ecology; Phil van Mantgem, a research ecologist with expertise on forest dynamics at the U.S. Geological Survey; and Geoff Hales, a professional geologist with expertise in fluvial geomorphology and a member of the California State Water Quality Control Board for the North Coast Region.



Dynamics of Humboldt Bay Dunes & Beaches

Dr. Mary Ann Madej was a geologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior for 35 years, first at Redwood National Park and later with the U.S. Geological Survey. Her research has focused on rivers of north coastal California and watershed restoration efforts, and she has published more than 45 papers. She has been invited to speak on these topics in Japan, Italy, New Zealand, and Canada. Carol Vander Meer, executive director of Friends of the Dunes, did her master’s work on the ecology of the Niobrara River Valley, Nebraska. When she arrived in Humboldt Count in 1994, she brought with her experience as a high school biology teacher, a nature center director and naturalist.

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Coast History: Gyon Bluffs, Gold Bluffs & False Klamath Cove Join Ranger Jim Wheeler for the history of three places along the coast of Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP). In the first program, find out why the park’s southernmost point is called Gyon Bluff. Hear three independent Yurok stories about the last huge tsunami produced by the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and an account of the gold rush to Gold Bluffs. In the second program, look at the history of False Klamath Cove, the meeting place of Yurok and Tolowa ancestral territories, and learn about the establishment of Redwood National Park. date Wed. & Thurs., April 2-3 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $45/nonmembers $70 (27829) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr James Wheeler Jim Wheeler has been a park ranger/interpreter at Redwood National and State Parks since 1986. He is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a BA in cultural anthropology, and also received a teaching credential and MA in environmental education at HSU. Jim has been involved in environmental education since 1981.


A Tour of the Past & Present The Coast Guard is an important presence on Humboldt Bay and along the Pacific Coast. Join OLLI for this exploration of the history of the Coast Guard, then tour both the Humboldt Bay Station and the Helicopter Air Station for a behind-the-scenes look at the work of these dedicated service men and women. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 42). date Tues. & Sat., April 1, 8, 15 time 10 a.m.-noon fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27732) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and Coast Guard Bases instr Maggy Herbelin Maggy Herbelin is a volunteer member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at Sector Humboldt Bay. She serves as Marine Safety Officer, Vessel Examiner, Aide to Navigation Officer, COASTIE educator, and an Auxiliary Food Service personnel. All of these positions offer her opportunities to educate the community about the important work the local Coast Guard performs to keep our waterways safe, protecting people and property.

The Armchair Traveler: RAILROAD! Let’s celebrate the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad with a tour of the rail lines of Humboldt County. Look at trestles and bridges, engineers and engines, main lines and logging spurs – all from the comfort of your OLLI armchair. It’s been over a decade since any train took to the tracks of Humboldt, but you’ll be on the right track if you take this two-hour course that covers over 100 years of railroad history. Don’t be left at the station!


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Sat., March 8 1-3 p.m. Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27817) Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Jerry and Gisela Rohde

Jerry and Gisela Rohde have taught OLLI classes since the program started at HSU. They have written three guidebooks to the local area and frequently give public presentations and conduct tours. They traveled on the last passenger train to run in Humboldt County.

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SPRING 2014 FORTUNA: Making Friends

History Hotspots:

with the Friendly City


Downtown Fortuna is filled with historic houses, arresting architecture, and long-forgotten crime scenes. We’ll sample some of each on a two-hour, two-mile walk through the old section of town, north of Main Street. We’ll be on nearly level ground (with one small hill that you’ll have to go up and down) and stop at least twice for street-side sit-down sessions. Get out your walking stick and take a stroll into days of old. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 42). Wear sturdy walking shoes, a sun hat, jacket, water, lunch, optional walking stick and small pack. date Sat., May 10 time 1-3 p.m. fee Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27775) place Fortuna Museum Depot, 3 Park St., Fortuna instr Jerry and Gisela Rohde

Two small but significant communities lie near the northeastern edge of Humboldt Bay: Freshwater and Bayside. We’ll look at the history of both, and uncover logging railroads, quarries, and various roadside attractions that once lay between Arcata and Eureka. You’ll learn about logging with electricity, the rocks that covered much of Eureka, and the route of the first road to Mendocino County – a medley of unexpected information and fascinating photos that will stimulate your synapses and excite your eyes. date Sat., April 5-12 time 1-3 p.m. fee Members $45/nonmembers $70 (27774) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Jerry and Gisela Rohde

Gisela and Jerry Rohde have taught many OLLI courses. They enjoy sharing the human and natural history of Humboldt County and have written three guidebooks to the North Coast.

Jerry and Gisela Rohde teach OLLI courses all the time. They have written three guidebooks to the North Coast and give frequent presentations. They love uncovering hidden historical hotspots.

One Hundred Years with the

NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD The hopes, heartaches and high points in the history of this railroad which linked the last major region of the American west to the outside world. A thorough study of this line, from construction to near abandonment, concentrating on the line between Willits and Trinidad. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 42). Ray Hillman is a UC Berkeley graduate, a regional history date Tues./Sat., Feb. 18, 25 and March 1 instructor at College of the Redwoods, and an independent time Tues.: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. scholar in architecture and historical preservation. He Sat.: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. was born and raised in San Francisco with family ties to fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27766) the city since the 1860s. He has studied this railroad for place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka 25 years, starting with an important role in the NWP 75th instr Raymond Hillman anniversary celebration, and later interviewing old timers, exploring along various sections of the line, and lecturing.



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SPRING 2014 OUR WWII HOMEFRONT Through lecture, slideshow, artifacts, and an extensive field trip, learn what was going on along the Humboldt County coast during WWII: Japanese submarines, beach patrols, ship yards, Navy/Air Corps bases and more. The field trip will visit sites all around Humboldt Bay with particular concentration on the North Spit. This class includes a field trip (see page 42). All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, and bring water and a lunch. date Mon./Sat., March 24, 31 and April 5 time Mon.: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27767) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Raymond Hillman Ray Hillman: See biography under “One Hundred Years with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad.”

HUMBOLDT LINKS to the GOLDEN GATE Explore the potpourri of ties our area shares with the city of San Francisco. Study the products of industry exchanged between Humboldt County and the Bay Area, plus prominent individuals, transportation developments and more of the aspects that tie these two regions together. Included is a 45-minute walking tour in Old Town to examine cast iron architectural elements from San Francisco. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 42). Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, and bring water and a lunch. date Tues./Sat., March 11, 18, 22 time Tues.: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27768) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Raymond Hillman Ray Hillman: See biography under “One Hundred Years with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad,” previous page.

WORLD WAR II STATION B-71: The Farm That Wasn’t

Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor, and subsequent submarine attacks on shipping vessels off the coast of California, Oregon and Washington, America installed a chain of early warning radar stations along the coast in an attempt to protect the mainland. One of these stations was built just south of the Klamath River in what is now Redwood National Park. Radar Station B-71 is unique in that it was the only station designed and built to appear as a farm. Thanks to the preservation efforts of Redwood National Park, this site still stands as a testament to an aspect of World War II that is often forgotten.


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Sat., May 3 1-3 p.m. Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27760) Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Liam Carey-Rand

Liam Carey-Rand has worked for the past six seasons as an interpretive park ranger at Redwood National and State Parks. Liam’s passion is history and he has enjoyed the privilege of conducting extensive research on historic structures within Redwood National Park, including an oral interview with a World War II veteran who was stationed at Radar Station B-71.

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SPRING 2014 Using Genetics for

GENEALOGY RESEARCH This course covers basic terminology and concepts used by genetic genealogists. It will explore the realities of the science and describe its common myths and fallacies. We will discuss the four types of genetic tests that are helpful to the family historian, and the ways in which test results can dovetail with conventional genealogical methods. This course will help define the researcher’s DNA objectives and provide pointers to the interpretation of the results. This course will also cover GEDCOM (Genealogical Data Communication), the structure of a GEDCOM file, its uses and its limitations. date Mon., May 12 time 3-6 p.m. fee Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27762) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Michael Cooley Michael Cooley has been a genealogical researcher for more than 35 years. He has published in print and online and has given presentations in Washington, DC and Oregon. He is a vice-president of the Cooley Family Association of America and the administrator for six surname DNA projects at, including the Cooley and Bishop projects. He earned a BA in history from Humboldt State University.

May I join OLLI if I am almost 50? The policy is that you must turn 50 within the year you would be taking classes. Or if you are the spouse, partner or friend of an OLLI member who is 50, you may join as a supplemental member for a discounted fee of $25. To join OLLI, call 707-826-5885 or visit



GENEALOGY & Family History

Who are you? You are an individual, but you are also the sum of various parts of your past. In this class, you’ll discover tools to 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., April 26-May 17 time 10 a.m.-noon fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27763) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Michael Cooley Michael Cooley: See biography under “Using Genetics for Genealogy Research.”


This seminar will summarize the royal genealogies of England, Ireland, and Scotland from antiquity to the present day. Learn about the Saxon kings, the Plantagenet, Tudor and Stuart dynasties. What were their roots and what European royal houses did they marry into? Do Americans have royal descent? date Sat., April 26 time 1-4 p.m. fee Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27761) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Michael Cooley Michael Cooley: See biography under “Using Genetics for Genealogy Research.”

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SPRING 2014 Queens Marrying North:

BLANCHE OF CASTILE The latest in the Queens series, this class investigates the influences of women whose al-Andalusian heritage contributed to modernizing northern Europe. Though sidelined by patriarchies, historical figures from Eleanor of Aquitaine through to Catherine of Aragon instrumentally changed the slow and humble rhythms of daily routines that rule life. This distaff history from the 11th to the 16th century includes an analysis of consumption rather than of production, as signifiers that shaped the onset and blossoming of the the Renaissance and Enlightenment. date Thurs., Feb. 20-March 13 time 3:30-5:30 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27765) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Tom Gage Tom Gage, is Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of English, at HSU. He delivered a paper entitled “Queens Marrying North” in Morocco at the Sixth International von Humboldt Conference on Travel Writing. Gage is a Fulbright Scholar, having served in Syria in the 1980s, with previous experiences in the Muslim world dating back to the 1950s.


Caring for Your Heirlooms

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Learn to care for your heirlooms in simple inexpensive ways so they can be enjoyed and passed down to others. This two-session class will deal with the common threats to preservation, and how to deal with most materials: textiles, furs, photos, books, paper items, china, glass, paintings, metal, leather, plastic, wood and baskets. Items of care may be brought in for analysis. Sat., Feb. 15-22 1-3 p.m. Members $45/nonmembers $70 (27828) Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Pam Service

Pam Service has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MA in history from the University of London. She has worked in museums for over 30 years – Indiana University Art Museum, Monroe County Museum in Bloomington, Indiana and was director/curator of the Clarke Museum in Eureka. She has also published 32 books, five of which are on historical subjects.

The Archaeology & Culture of the VIKINGS This course looks at the Vikings of legend as they were 1,000 years ago and their influence on today’s culture and media. We will examine the material evidence scattered throughout Europe and the Mid-East during the Viking Age and explore how they have infiltrated our modern society through film, books and television. Starting with the invasion of Lindisfarne, England in 793 CE, we will journey the waters of the Mediterranean to the Middle East in ships that allowed Vikings to travel the shallow waterways and plunder numerous settlements, taking with them silver, relics and customs. The journey of this course will continue


through to today where we will look at what “Viking” has come to mean and the truth behind the legend. date Mon., March 17-April 14 time 4-6 p.m. fee Members $70/nonmembers $95 (27769) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Barbara Klessig Barb Klessig is an archaeologist specializing in Vikings, textiles and Europe. She is currently working on her thesis titled “Textile Production Tools from Viking Age Graves in Gotland, Sweden.” She is lab coordinator for the HSU Archaeology Research Laboratory.

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Prepare for D-Day: Join the

FRENCH RESISTANCE! Practice speaking French by re-enacting the French Resistance in World War II. Your mission will be to learn enough French to go to a village in France and help a resistance group there. The first hour of each class will provide review of enough French language to carry out a “mission” in the second half of class: pass messages to other resistants, decide with your group how to sabotage a Nazi supply train, recruit people to join the resistance, discuss the best way to prevent the Nazis from crossing the bridge into your town, receive supplies dropped by parachute, help the French Jewish and others as they pass through your town to escape, take pictures of a secret Nazi depot – all without getting caught! (And all using only French, bien sûr!) Messages, methods, and missions will be based on actual history. date Fri., March 7-April 4 time 10 a.m.-noon fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27736) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Suzanne Gilbert Suzanne Gilbert taught French at multiple levels. She lived in France and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris in French language, composition, literary analysis, French history, and language teaching methods. Suzanne is currently doing research in the U.S. and in France on the French resistance in WW2 in order to write an historical novel.

Utopian Thinking & Its Evolution Through History What would an ideal society be like? This question has been answered by many thinkers throughout the centuries. What we take for granted in today’s society used to be nothing but a dream or was unimaginable. Learn which dreams developed into reality, and which speak more about the struggles of their own time and less about the future we currently inhabit. We will try to locate Utopia in space and time, not only by the alternative realities that were imagined, but by the real impact on history made by the people who struggled to make their dream a reality. The course will explore multiple dimensions of Utopia as a complex historical, philosophical, cultural and social phenomenon. date Thurs, Feb. 27-March 20 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27827) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Anna Lipnik Anna Lipnik is currently working on her PhD in comparative literature at the University of Iowa. Her dissertation focuses on the intersection of utopian thinking, avant-garde and literature in the context of post-revolutionary Russia. She has an MS in journalism and mass communication and an MA in Spanish from Kansas State University. She taught various courses in Spanish for American universities and worked as a radio journalist in her native Ukraine.

Full Membership MEETING Wednesday, January 29: Noon-1:30 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Reflecting on our Institute and looking to the future • Everyone is invited



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SPRING 2014 COLOMBIA is Magical Realism


This course will explore the country of Colombia through the genre of Magical Realism, which happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe. We will explore Colombian art, literature and culture and find out why Colombia is Magical Realism, a land where magic elements are a natural part in an otherwise realistic environment. date Thurs., April 17 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27812) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Christopher Calonje

These two countries are a study in contrasts: Bhutan is clinging to ancient customs while Tibet is rapidly developing toward first world status. Both of these Buddhist countries are home to elaborate temples, majestic fortresses, and spectacular Himalayan landscapes. date Tues., April 22 time 6-8 p.m. fee Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27816) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Roland Lamberson & Richard Vrem

Christopher Calonje was born and raised in Cali, Colombia, and moved to the U.S. to attend HSU, where he earned a degree in natural resources planning. He spends half his time working as an environmental consultant in Oregon. The rest of his time is spent in Colombia, where he conducts birding, nature, culinary and culture tours. He has also photographed Colombia’s people, scenery and amazing avian diversity. Chris works closely with local communities to promote responsible social and environmental ecotourism in Colombia.

Traveling in

SOUTHEAST ASIA Two veteran travelers will be reporting on their recent trip to Southeast Asia, where they visited Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysian Borneo. In addition to recounting their experiences with the help of slides, they’ll discuss the “nuts and bolts” of traveling on a budget, including the logistics of where to stay and how to get around. They’ll also address the day-to-day challenges of language, money, visas, meeting people, health and safety. date Tues, April 8 time 6-8:30 p.m. fee Members $15/nonmembers $25 (27814) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Barry Evans & Louisa Rogers Barry Evans and Louisa Rogers have traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and the Americas, both together and on their own, with over 90 countries under their collective belt. OLLI at HSU

The Tour Without The Airfare

Both Rick Vrem and Rollie Lamberson are retired from HSU. Rollie was a mathematics professor and Rick was Provost. They both recently spent several weeks traveling in the Himalayan region.

RASHOMON in Context Based on a paper written for “The Modern History of Japan��� at HSU, this course will look at Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 film Rashomon in the context of post-war Japan. date Tues., May 6 time 6-9 p.m. fee Members $10/nonmembers $35 (27735) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Michael Cooley Michael Cooley: See biography on page 14 under “Using Genetics for Genealogy Research.”

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.

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Join us for another opportunity to screen and discuss seven films from the sunny continent of Australia and learn about their amazing and diverse culture. Information about the wildlife, geography, flora, history and interesting trivia about the land down under will be included in our discussions. The films currently planned include Muriel’s Wedding, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Dish, The Man from Snowy River , Breaker Morant and Jindabyne. date Wed., March 12- April 23 time 6-9 p.m. fee Members $85/nonmembers $110 (27745) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Philip Wright

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 PHOTO COURTESY OF HOLLY HARVEY and practice that can inform and transform daily life. In this course, you will enjoy being a guest in a tea gathering through observation and participation in two tea ceremonies. You will be introduced to guest etiquette and instruction on how to receive tea, and how to interact with other guests and the host in a formal tea setting. You will also learn the history and philosophy of Chado and the arts and crafts associated with Chado. Students who enrolled in the previous class are welcome to attend again. They will have the opportunity to review some of what they learned before and to learn something new. Students should bring a pair of clean white socks to class, wear comfortable clothes and be fragrance-free. Students will be asked to remove rings, bracelets or long necklaces to avoid potential damage to tea utensils when handling equipment (rings may be covered by a Band-Aid). There will be a onehour break for lunch and a half-hour break in the afternoon. date Sun., Feb. 23 time 9 a.m.-5 p.m. fee Members $45/nonmembers $70 (27824) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Harvey II

The Japanese Way of Tea

Philip Wright has a BA in English and an MA 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.

The Beautiful Game: History & Mystery of

WORLD CUP SOCCER The game of soccer has a rich and stimulating history both in the U.S. and across the world. This class will look at the history and highlights of soccer and the road to the World Cup, the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world. Discussion will include an exploration of the power and influence of the international governing body for soccer known as Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and its indisputable impact on society and the environment. date Thurs., April 17-May 1 time 6-8 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27770) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Tim Laney Tim Laney is an avid soccer enthusiast and has been playing since soccer started in the U.S. through AYSO back in the early 1970s. He has been coaching competitive soccer in Humboldt County for the past 15 years and is the current coach for the McKinleyville High School boys’ team. OLLI at HSU


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 lecturer at HSU. She studies the Tea Ceremony with an interest in gardens and flower arrangement.

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SPRING 2014 OUR SOLAR SYSTEM: An Explorer’s Guide

This course will help provide an informative introduction to the planets, asteroids, comets, and other objects zipping around in our Solar System. We will approach the topic as if the course is a guidebook to new worlds. What would it take to go there? What are the hazards? What are the rewards? We will examine the characteristics of these objects, the spacecraft that have visited these bodies, how they did it, what is planned for the future. A huge volume of new information is streaming in right now from space probes. Numerous current and imminent missions will be discussed. We will also compare Earth to these objects. date Tues., April 8-May 13 time 4-6 p.m. fee Members $75/nonmembers $100 (27794) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Mark Bailey Mark Bailey is a longtime science instructor who has taught multiple topics over a 30 year career in science education. His subject areas of expertise include Astronomy, Earth Sciences and Biology. He has taught every grade level in the sciences from kindergarten to graduate level college courses and emphasizes exploratory learning as well as the latest up-to-date topic matter.


Afghans & British on India’s Northwestern Frontier In late 1838, the directors of the East India Company decided that the security of India required intervention in the succession dispute then taking place in Afghanistan. The subsequent century witnessed three full-scale Afghan Wars and no fewer than 58 military campaigns in the tribal areas. The consequences of actions (often stop-gap measures) taken by the British as they confronted Pashtun nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism, and guerilla resistance continue to be felt in our present day. This suggests that both Soviet and American decision-makers would have been advised to take this history into account before attempting to remake the region in their own images.


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Sat., March 29-April 12 1-3 p.m. Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27777) Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Bob Service

Bob Service holds an BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA from the University of London where he studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has served on the faculties of Indiana University, the University of Goettingen, and Humboldt State University. At HSU he taught East Asian and Central Asian history. As part of HSU’s response to 9/11, he offered a workshop on the Afghan Wars. He is a specialist on Mongolia, where he visits regularly. His current research focuses on the archaeology of Mongolia, the subject of two previous OLLI courses.

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North Coast

ARTISTS SHOWCASE There is a wealth of artists living and thriving on the north coast. This is the fourth in a series offered each spring. Six noted Humboldt County 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, and class participants will learn how each artist developed their style. Each artist will set up an informal gallery of work and offer a retrospective. In a very special appearance, Robert Yarber, president of the Morris Graves Foundation, will talk about the work of the revered Morris Graves, internationally-acclaimed painter and resident of Humboldt County. The Morris Graves Foundation continues to honor the artistic legacy of Morris Graves by offering artist residencies. • Morris Graves: talk by Robert Yarber • Micki Dyson-Flatmo: pastel and oil painter • Suk Choo Kim: photographer • George Bucquet: glass artist • Emily Silver: watercolorist • Teresa Stanley: painter date time fee place instr

Wed., March 26-April 30 4:30-6 p.m. Members $80/nonmembers $105 (27729) Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Amy Uyeki

Showcase coordinator Amy Uyeki is a visual artist who has worked professionally in the North Coast area for 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. She has received local and international recognition for her artwork. Recently, she has been working in animation and documentary filmmaking.



Find the artist within you. Learn how to see beyond what is before your eyes and bring what you see into a painted piece of art. This class is open to all ability levels. Participants are asked to bring the following supplies to the first class: Materials: Canvas or canvas board; a variety of synthetic and bristle brushes (rounds, flats, wedges, liners); gamsol solvent; paper pallette; roll of paper towels; paints (primaries, black, white, sienna, umber, yellow ochre, naples yellow, cadmium orange, permanent rose, veridian, cadmium red [the more colors the better]). date Fri., Feb. 7-March 14 time 1-3 p.m. fee Members $75/nonmembers $100 (27728) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Jarrett Smith Jarrett Smith is a representational artist who teaches painting in Eureka. He studied with Michael Haups and Steve Hopkins.


with Your iPhone or Smart Phone You walk around with a camera in your phone. Learn how to use simple apps like Instagram to create art out of your photographs. After an introduction to a few apps, you will take your phone on the field. A final class will allow you to share your work and get additional tips. Bring a smart phone. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 42). date Sat., March 15-29 time 1-3 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27722) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka and off-site instr Bob Doran Bob Doran is the arts and culture editor and music writer for the North Coast Journal, and is a professional photographer. Maureen Murphy will assist in this class.

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SPRING 2014 Creative TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY Experience a lively blend of lectures, discussions, and assignments as we tackle the challenges of photographing with creative intent while on the move with a digital camera. We will have a guest lecturer, discuss equipment and digital concerns. Explore ways to approach and photograph people with sensitivity to cross cultural issues in foreign countries. Weekly class critiques will provide you with valuable input. The emphasis is on elevating your creative vision and expanding your photographic techniques. Please bring your camera. date Tues., Feb. 25-March 18 time 3-5 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27723) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Lorraine Miller-Wolf


Lorraine Miller-Wolf is passionate about photography and about traveling. She has traveled to many countries (including Bali, Morocco, Turkey, Israel and Belize) and has enjoyed using her camera as a means of interacting with the people. She has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. She has taught numerous photography courses for OLLI.

iPad Basics for BEGINNERS If you’ve just gotten your iPad and want to learn the basics of getting started with this fascinating mobile technology, this course is for you! In only one week you’ll learn many operational basics and shortcuts, as well as commonly-used productivity features, and how to install popular free apps (programs). Learn to add music, photos, and video to your iPad. Join us for an exciting hands-on learning adventure! All participants will be invited to attend monthly iPad troubleshooting and app explorations sessions. This course is for OLLI Members only. You’ll need an




iPad, and the ability to purchase apps through an App Store account. date Tues./Thurs., March 4-6 time Noon-2 p.m. fee Members $50 (27808) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Joan Van Duzer and Kim Vincent-Layton

Joan Van Duzer retired in 2013 from Humboldt State University after over 25 years as an instructional technologist. In 2012 she co-facilitated a Mobile Learning User’s Group of faculty and staff at HSU and in spring 2013 she presented at an international mobile learning conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Kimberly Vincent-Layton is an instructional technologist/ designer in the College of eLearning and Extended Education at HSU. She co-facilitated an HSU Mobile Learning User’s Group in 2012, and received her Certificate in Mobile Learning Mastery from SLOAN-C in 2013.

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This introductory course to digital storytelling will focus on the nuts and bolts of creating a digital story. You are encouraged to bring a story idea to the first class. Story structure and the role of visuals, sound and music will be examined. Editing exercises will focus on preparation for aural delivery. Basic video editing in iMovie will bring it all together. No previous experience required. Computers are provided for this course. If you have a Macbook with iMovie, and prefer to work on your own computer, please contact the OLLI office at 826-5880 or e-mail date Thurs., March 6-20 time 1-3 p.m. fee Members $75/nonmembers $100 (27818) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Eileen McGee

This Book is a STAR! This spectacular book, when closed, looks like any other book. But when it is opened, the pages pop out and form a star. This book will have board covers and will be sewn using double needles (beading optional). The double-page spread lends itself to artwork or photos. Variations will contain tunnels or pockets. The basic skills of gluing, folding, measuring and cutting, and long-stitch sewing will be covered. Appropriate for all levels. Basic tool kit needed: Same as for the class “Book Arts: Stab Bindings,” below. Materials needed: Cardstock - 4 sheets each of colors A, B and C (solid colors); 7 sheets of color D (solid or printed); 2 sheets of pliable, decorative paper; beads for spine decoration; 1.5 yards of linen thread or cotton perle embroidery floss; 24 inches of ribbon. date Thurs., May 1 time 1-5 p.m. fee Members $45/nonmembers $70 (27726) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Michele Olsen

Eileen McGee is a 2003 HSU journalism graduate, print editorial emphasis, minors in broadcast journalism and women’s studies. McGee is a video producer and instructor as well as a digital storytelling workshop facilitator. Her work focuses on community stories (

Michele Olsen was a college mathematics instructor for 25 years. She has been making custom books for 10 years, since joining the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild. For more information, visit

BOOK ARTS: Stab Bindings Stab bindings are formal bindings developed over hundreds of years in Japan, Korea and China. There were variations in the number of holes used, as well as the sewing pattern. Stab-bound books lend themselves to journals, scrapbooks, guest books, and gift books. Basic tool kit needed: bone folder, sharp pencil, metal ruler, cutting mat, glue stick, sharp scissors, small cutting knife, awl, double-stick tape. Materials needed: 15 sheets of text-weight paper (i.e. colored copier paper); one sheet strong, pliable cover



paper (at least 15” x 15”); lightweight decorative paper (at least 8 1/2” x 11”); several yards sewing material (linen thread, embroidery floss, string, raffia, or ribbon will work) and needle to accommodate choice. date Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 4-6 time 1-4 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27727) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Michele Olsen Michele Olsen: See biography above.

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SPRING 2014 Take it Slow:

TAKE THE TRAIN Are you retired and want to slow down and travel? Do you find air travel frantic and frustrating? Have you considered the slower experience of riding the train? If you have longed to try a journey on a train, learn the ins and outs of preparing for the trip. Secrets of packing, ordering tickets, sleeping and dining will be discussed. Find out about amenities and services. Discover if train travel is for you! SESSION 1: date Thurs., Feb. 13 time 2-4:30 p.m. fee Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27810) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Louise Bacon-Ogden and Dave Ogden SESSION 2: date time fee place

Thurs., Feb. 20 5:30-8 p.m. Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27811) Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Louise Bacon-Ogden and David Ogden have traveled extensively on Amtrak. They have ridden the rails on the north, south and middle routes through the United States. They enjoy every minute of experiencing the nation through the train car window.


Freewheeling Independent Travel for all Ages You may remember traveling easily and effortlessly in your youth. Maybe you stayed in hostels or perhaps hitchhiked through Europe. But that was a more innocent time, when you and the world were younger. Now we are in a darker, post 9/11 era, and travel is more difficult and dangerous, right? Wrong! Today’s travel can be even freer, lighter and more open than ever. Thanks to the Internet, social networking and the breakdown of barriers, you can know much more about a country and – if you choose – connect with potential friends online before you meet them. In this three-part workshop, veteran travelers Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans will share their knowledge, stories and experiences of visiting nearly 100 countries between them date Thurs., April 3-17 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27815) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans have been traveling together since 1977, when they wandered through the UK in an old van, hiking the fells and savoring scones with clotted cream. Since then they have visited every continent except Antarctica. They split their lives between Humboldt, central Mexico, and the rest of the world. They still have a secondhand van (though not the same one).

OLLI at HSU thanks its community partner LOS BAGELS for the generous donation of bagels for the 2013-2014 Open House events.

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OLLI members who attend the Full Membership Meeting on Jan. 29 from noon-1:30 at HBAC will receive gift certificates from Los Bagels. OLLI at HSU

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SPRING 2014 Introduction to STEEL DRUMS Learn to play the steel drums in our fun and enriching class! We welcome students of all levels. No previous musical training required. By learning to play short tunes, students are exposed to rhythmic fundamentals, stick technique, and an understanding of the roles of each of the five basic instruments within the steel band orchestra. Students are also given a brief history of the origins and development of the steel drum. Choose one or more sessions taught by Kate Lang-Salizar, and held on Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Pan Arts Network, 1049 Samoa Blvd., Unit C, Arcata: SESSION 1: date Fri., Feb. 7-28 fee Members $50/nonmembers $75 (27784) SESSION 2: date Fri., March 7-28 fee Members $50/nonmembers $75 (27785) SESSION 3: date Fri., April 4-25 fee Members $50/nonmembers $75 (27786) SESSION 4: date Fri., May 2-30 fee Members $50/nonmembers $75 (27787)

Kate Lang-Salazar has had a lifelong involvement with music. She holds an HSU interdisciplinary studies degree combining music, dance and cultural arts. Her focus on percussion began in 1995 as a member of the HSU Calypso Band and the HSU Percussion Ensemble. She co-founded Pan Tectonics Steel Band and Pan Dulce Steel Orchestra. Kate furthered her Pan studies when she traveled to Trinidad, West Indies.

25 SONGS That Changed the World The power of words in music is unmistakable! Music for the baby-boom generation has helped unite people to support causes and motivate political movements. On a personal level, most of us have experienced the power of music that is both deep and profound. Using background details from songwriters, historical perspective and personal stories from class members, we will explore in detail 25 songs that have and continue to influence the world both politically and emotionally.



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Tues., March 11-25 Noon-2 p.m. Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27780) Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Laura Hennings Laura Hennings has been involved in the art of teaching and music for over 40 years. After completing her teaching career with Eureka City Schools, she formed a band called The Soulful Sidekicks. With a special interest in folk and blues music, she has studied influential songwriters and performed many of their best songs in local venues.

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Introduction to Wine Appreciation This course is an introduction to numerous wine regions, varietals and styles while examining the methods and language used to critically analyze and describe a wine. We will discuss how to understand wine labels from around the world, and how growing regions influence the types and styles produced. We will taste a number of wines to exemplify regional and varietal differences. Other topics include wine tasting techniques, wine aging and restaurant purchasing etiquette. date time fee place instr

Tues., March 4-25 6-8 p.m. Members $70/nonmembers $95 (27734) Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Randy Ward

Randy Ward has been a winemaker for 16 years, working at Fieldbrook Winery and at Storrs Winery in Santa Cruz. His passion for winemaking has led him to educate and encourage people to explore the world of wine.

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The Humboldt County Fair needs more wine judges to evaluate the wines submitted by some 20 or so Humboldt County wineries. In this seminar you will learn about evaluating wines in a competitive setting. The seminar will include a discussion of how the pros do it, and will also incorporate tasting exercises to evaluate competency. Prerequisite: Wine Tasting 101 or approval of instructor. date Tues., April 1 time 6-8 p.m. fee Members $40/nonmembers $65 (27733) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Bob Hodgson This seminar will be conducted by Bob Hodgson, former judge at the California State Fair, currently on the advisory board of the California State Fair’s commercial wine competition. He is the owner of Fieldbrook Winery, and author of several papers published in academic journals regarding the reliability of wine judges and wine competitions.


Redwood Coast Jazz Festival March 27-30, 2014

Four fun-filled days of traditional Dixieland Jazz, Blues, swing, zydeco and more! Happening all over Eureka with food, beverages and fun everywhere.


$65: ALL EVENT TICKET $20 savings! $25: PRIME TIME TICKET (Any venue Fri. or Sat., 5 p.m. to closing) Purchase your tickets at: OLLI OPEN HOUSE on Jan. 25 1-3 p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka OLLI OFFICE in HSU Student Business Services Bldg. Second floor. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

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SPRING 2014 TRAVEL with a PURPOSE United States Servas is part of an international network of over 130 countries fostering understanding of cultural diversity through a global person-to-person network promoting a more just and peaceful world. Established in 1949, Servas provides opportunities for personal contact among people of diverse cultures in the cause of world peace, goodwill and understanding. OLLI members are invited to learn more about exploring the world through Servas as hosts or travelers. date Wed., March 5 time 10 a.m.-noon fee Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27813) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Phyllis Chinn Phyllis Chinn is a retired HSU mathematics professor and an avid traveler and host. She has been an active member of US Servas since 1985.


for Exercise & Pleasure Between Eureka and McKinleyville there are dozens of interesting places to walk. By varying location and scenery, an exercise program can remain fresh and fun. Visual presentations will show highlights of each walk, describe challenges for seniors and where to start. Students are encouraged to offer their own favorites so we can add them to the printed list. We will share clothing choices for our climate, especially footwear; and Janette will offer a brief introduction to HSU’s Gait Analysis Program at the Biometrics Lab. date Tues., Feb. 18-25 time 10 a.m.-noon fee Members $45/nonmembers $70 (27749) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Janette Heartwood In 1970 Janette Heartwood joined Los Angeles Equestrian Trails and rode her horse for thousands of miles in the Southern California back country. When she relocated, Janette decided to exchange her saddle for a backpack. Janette joined the Sierra Club, so now she is the one getting the exercise. She loves to explore Humboldt with friends and share her photographs. OLLI at HSU



for Boomers & Beyond This course will share what it is like to join the Peace Corps as a middle-aged person. The course will cover Peace Corps origins and purpose, the application process, preparing for service and experiences during service. Not an official representative of Peace Corps, the instructor will serve Peace Corps “Third Goal” by sharing her person experiences and some of the experiences and those of her “50 and better” friends who served with her in 2011 and 2012 in Botswana, Africa. date Sat., April 5-12 time 10 a.m.-noon fee Members $40/nonmembers $65 (27803) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Maggie Kraft Maggie Kraft has been the executive director of the Area 1 Agency on Aging since 2012, after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, Africa. She has been the director of Adult Day Health and Alzheimer’s Services at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center and the executive director of Northcoast Advocacy Services.

OLLI Member Discounts OLLI members 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 members at a discount. Below are the current rates. JACK PASS: SPRING 2014..............................$60 Available Dec. 13 with HSU ID card and proof of spring registration. (Spring 2014 Jack Pass is valid from Dec. 29-May 26) Purchase it at the HSU Cashier’s office. HSU STUDENT REC CENTER PASS . .......$48 Passes may be purchased at the Student Recreation Center. Fee is per semester. Call 826-4197 for hours. OLLI members may also purchase a 10swim pass for $45 at the HSU Cashier’s Office. • • (707) 826-5880 • SPRING 2014

SPRING 2014 SEEKING BALANCE Do you feel like you might be losing your ability to balance? Would you like to have your balance assessed? Come join Dr. Ortega and his team from the HSU Biomechanics Lab for a day of balance and fall risk assessment. During the first meeting, the Biomechanics lab team will use a force-sensing platform and a series of stationary and dynamic balance tests to help determine your postural stability. OLLI members will be individually assessed and given personal results. The following week, Dr. Ortega will meet with the full class to discuss the implications of reduced balance and provide strategies for improving stability and reducing the risk of falls. date Thurs., March 27-April 3 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $45 nonmembers $70 (27805) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Justus Ortega


Justus Ortega, PhD, 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.

Born to Move: Rediscovering

YOUR INNER EXERCISER Human beings are born with an innate capacity and drive to move, but over time, this instinct is dulled by our sedentary car-TV-computer culture. Want to wake it up again? No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to rediscover the joy of being physical. In this high-energy workshop, we’ll discuss: • How to start being active, even if you haven’t thrown a ball since you were six • How to sneak more movement into your busy schedule • How to turn exercise from an obligation into a joy (key word: variety!) • The pros and cons of a gym membership • “Opportunistic exercise”: finding reasons to move • Simple low-cost tools to reinforce the movement habit (Hint: a good pedometer costs $20!) • Exercise and weight loss: the good news and the bad • The unexpected benefits exercise will bring date Tues., April 1-8 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $45/nonmembers $70 (27807) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Louisa Rogers Louisa Rogers is an “adult-onset fitness lover,” a business trainer, management consultant and former weight loss counselor. She grew up overweight and out of shape, but became active in her 20s, lost 30 pounds, and never looked back. Her articles on fitness, self-development and wellbeing have been published nationally and internationally.




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Nutrition, Medications & Stress

When we’re not as sharp as usual, we’re told it is due to getting old. Then some day we may be given a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s with no good treatment options. These diseases do not just rise out of a vacuum. New research shows there is a predictable pattern leading to brain degeneration. By learning how to take care of one’s brain, we can live life to the fullest. The goal of this class is to empower the you to be aware of how your brain is affected by what you do, and how you can develop the knowledge to make healthy choices. This course is based on the optional book, Why Isn’t My Brain Working? by Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS. date Mon., Feb. 3-10 time 6-8 p.m. fee Members $45/nonmembers $70 (27758) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr John Yamas John Yamas has a BS in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and an M.Ed in guidance and counseling psychology from the University of Hawaii. He has a professional certificate in Oriental Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. John became a California licensed accupunturist in 1986 and earned his doctorate from the SAMRA college of Oriental Medicine in 1988. He started his Carcat practice in 1988. He has been studying various forms of natural medicine since then.



Expand your ability to live well. Join us for a course exploring nutrition label reading and how to combine foods to reduce chronic disease. Learn how understanding food labelling can help you keep a check on the amount of foods you eat that are high in fat, salt and added sugars. We will discuss medicines and navigating the medical choices and stress reduction, sleep and exercise. date Mon., Feb. 24-March 10 time Noon-2 p.m. fee Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27752) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Maria Spetzler Maria Spetzler is a board-certified physician assistant. She attended HSU and UC Davis medical school. She has been practicing family medicine for 12 years emphasizing in mental well-being and metabolic health. Most recently she has also been the diabetes specialist for Open Door Clinics.

YOGA for OLLI This gentle and powerful yoga class is offered in partnership with the Ferndale Senior Resource Agency. 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, flexibility and concentration. Yoga can also help strengthen the immune system and improve 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. date Tues., Feb. 11-March 4 time 10-11 a.m. fee Members $40/nonmembers $65 (27746) place Ferndale City Hall instr Laurie Birdsall Laurie Birdsall has been practicing yoga for 17 years and recently received her Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate through Yoga Alliance. Laurie loves to share the practice of yoga for its many benefits bringing greater awareness of the breath, body, heart and mind into the present moment. • • (707) 826-5880 • SPRING 2014

SPRING 2014 OUR PATHWAYS TO HEALTH Has your chronic condition presented everyday challenges that you would like to address? Would you like to take a more active role in your health and health care? This workshop focuses on supporting participants to make achievable goals and improve their health. The workshops are not condition specific. Instead, the workshop focuses on participants’ engagement in a wide variety of self-management tools, brainstorming, and goal setting. Anyone living with a chronic health condition is encouraged to attend, as are family members and/or caregivers. Participants should plan to attend all six weeks. Course materials include a copy of the textbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and a Relaxation for Mind and Body CD. This rewarding workshop is developed by the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. date Mon., March 17-April 21 time 2-4:30 p.m. fee Members $5 (27731) place Eureka Community Health & Wellness Center, 2200 Tydd Street, Eureka instr Marion Love and Pam Smith Marion Love is an experienced Pathways Leader and is a retired teacher living comfortably with several chronic illnesses. She is a longtime resident of Eureka. Pam Smith has been a Pathways leader since 2013. Pam is a retired social worker learning to live a good life with the challenges surrounding her chronic illnesses.




Writing Your Life Story This course is designed to help you write your life story. You will engage in the process of life review, reflection and assessment through drawing and writing exercises. Using all your senses, word association, memory clusters, questions and class discussion will help you remember and recall memories and sort and organize essential information. You will reflect on major transitions and the people, places, and events that made an impact on you and fostered a sense of awareness and growth. Explore and write about pivotal experiences that shaped you. Your story is a journey to wholeness. You’ve been thinking about this for a long time and may have started and stopped several times. Let’s do it! Choose one of two sessions taught by Sharon Ferrett in McKinleyville or Eureka: SESSION 1 (McKinleyville): date Tues., Feb. 11-March 4 time 10-11 a.m. fee Members $40 nonmember $65 (27799) place Timber Ridge in McKinleyville SESSION 2 (Eureka): date Thurs., Feb. 13-March 6 time 10-11 a.m. fee Members $40 nonmember $65 (27800) place Timber Ridge in Eureka Sharon K. Ferrett, PhD, has over 35 years in higher education as a college and university dean, director and professor. She is also a management consultant and a small business owner who brings a real-world perspective to her presentations and books: Peak Performance, Positive Attitudes at Work, Strategies: College and Career Success, and Getting and Keeping the Job You Want.

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GENTLE YOGA This gentle yoga class is designed for the very beginning yoga student or anyone who has been away from yoga for a few years. You will learn the basic foundation of the yoga practice, which includes the use of props (such as chairs for balance) for correct alignment; conscious, relaxed breathing and all of the basic stretches. Individual needs will be addressed. Enjoy this time to relax and nurture your body, mind and spirit! Bring a blanket, mat* and water bottle. *Some mats will be available. If you do not have a mat, talk with instructor about best purchase options. date Tues., Feb. 4-18 time 1:30- 3 p.m. fee Members $50/nonmembers $75 (27757) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Patricia Starr Patricia Starr is a certified yoga teacher trained in Iyengar yoga, body/mind centering and yoga therapy. She also has a strong foundation in the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. Her 38 years of training and practice and 24 years of teaching have brought Patricia to the hereand-now of enjoying every moment with her students.

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, flexibility and concentration. Yoga can also help strengthen the immune system and improve 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. Choose one or more sessions with Patricia Starr, held on Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka: SESSION I: Mon., Feb. 3-24 fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27753) SESSION 2: Mon., March 3-24 fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27754) SESSION 3: Mon., April 7-21 fee Members $50/nonmembers $75 (27755) SESSION 4: Mon., May 5-19 fee Members $50/nonmembers $75 (27756) Patricia Starr: See biography under “Introduction to Gentle Yoga,” this page.

LIVING TAO T’AI JI This energetic style of T’ai Ji Qi Gong forms focuses on powerfully moving the qi (energy) through our body systems. It is a natural exercise that benefits the whole body. Through the practice of Living Tao T’ai Ji forms, we learn how to creatively circulate the qi around and within us, releasing stress, revitalizing internal organs and refreshing the mind as we dance our T’ai Ji. We learn how to ‘live our tao’ in every moment. date time fee place instr

Tues. & Wed., March 4-5 2-4 p.m. Members $50/nonmembers $75 (27797) Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Christopher Campbell OLLI at HSU


Christopher Campbell has over 26 years of study and practice in T’ai Ji Qi Gong and the Chinese areas of philosophy, calligraphy and poetry. He is the T’ai Ji Seminar Coordinator and teacher for the Living Tao Foundation’s T’ai Ji teacher training programs in Gold Beach, Oregon. ( • • (707) 826-5880 • SPRING 2014

SPRING 2014 Build a stronger, healthier body and improve your balance with Pilates! OLLI Pilates Plus classes focus on strengthening core muscles using the elegant and flowing movements of Pilates. Pilates enables you to call upon newly-awakened abdominal muscles to safely enhance your daily activities, and help you remain mobile, agile and flexible for years to come. In the process, you’ll begin to develop and sense an internal empowerment as you more automatically engage what Joseph Pilates called the “powerhouse” (rib to pelvis connection). You’ll learn to isolate core muscles and coordinate breathing and movement as abdominal strength improves. This class is well-suited for people of all ages and fitness levels. The class includes traditional Pilates mat exercises, light weight and band exercises. You’ll have time to creatively explore Pilates in motion, developing confidence to apply a strengthened core to all your activities. Bring a mat, towel and a water bottle. Register for one or more sessions with Joanne Fornes, held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center: SESSION 1: Wed., Feb. 5-March 12 time 10:30 a.m.-noon fee Members $70/nonmembers $95 (27747) SESSION 2: Wed., March 19-April 23 time 4:30-6 p.m. fee Members $70/nonmembers $95 (27748) Joanne Fornes believes exercise, done with awareness and attention, is the key to longevity, vitality and health. Passionate about lifetime fitness, she has studied, practiced and taught various forms of movement for more than 40 years, specializing the last 12 years with older adults, emphasizing abdominal core work using Pilates. Joanne delights in helping people find grace, comfort, and self-empowerment through movement.

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TAI CHI MADE EZ 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. Register for one or both sessions taught by Glenda Hesseltine and held Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m. in Arcata Presbyterian Church, 670 11th St., Arcata.: SESSION 1: Mon., Feb. 3-March 10 fee Members $70/nonmembers $95 (27750) SESSION 2: Mon., March 17-April 21 fee Members $70/nonmembers $95 (27751) Glenda Hesseltine, MA, 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 36 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 2014 Walking Through JUNG’S RED BOOK Almost 100 years ago Carl G. Jung began a project he titled The Red Book. This book has been held in the Jung Trust and was only released for publication in 2009. Join this class for a look at the history and publication of Red Book and learn how the material influenced Jung’s psychological theories over the next 50 years of his life. (Participants are not expected to be familiar with this text.) date Thurs., March 13-27 time 2-3:30 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27737) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Madeline McMurray Madeline McMurray is a marriage and family therapist in private practice, as well as an author, a painter and a mask maker. Madeline has written two books and numerous articles related to psychology, art, and mythology. She taught for 20 years in the religious studies department at Humboldt State University.


Discovering Your Voice:

The poet’s path can take you as far as you wish to explore. This class invites you to extend your poetic vision and venture into possibilities yet unplumbed. It offers an opportunity to strengthen your unique voice and write straight to the emotional center of things. You are ready for this workshop if you have taken at least one previous writing class and are familiar with the process of transforming ideas and feelings to the page. A nurturing environment will support you as we respond to each other’s work, emphasizing clarity and economy through revision to express the truth we most want to say. date Thurs., April 3-24 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27791) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Pat McCutcheon Pat McCutcheon, MA, has taught creative writing at College of the Redwoods and through OLLI at HSU. She is certified in the Amherst Writers and Artists method of teaching and has studied with Jane Hirshfield, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Ellen Bass, among others. Her poems have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies and in her chapbook, Recovering Perfectionist. She continues to write and publish regularly.




BECOMING A POET This poetry class welcomes writers at any level of expertise, from those first braving the pen to those who have experienced the joy of shaping and re-shaping their work. Together we will read works by recognized poets and examine them for inspiration and clues to technique for our own writing. You will be taught methods to help you overcome the daunting blank page, and evocative writing prompts will help you find your own unique voice. For instance, my journey began with wanting my voice to be a cross between Emmy Lou Harris and Adrienne Rich, a cross between country wisdom and intellectual insight. A nurturing environment will help you express the truth you want to say, and beneficial feedback will be available. date Thurs., Feb. 6-27 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27790) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Pat McCutcheon Pat McCutcheon: See biography under “The Poet’s Path.”

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SPRING 2014 MARY OLIVER: Nature’s Poet of Vision, Mystery & Spirit



WRITING as a Spiritual Journey Allow your writing practice to be an adventure into surprising and unexplored territory. Risk stretching your creative intentions and aspirations to discover how your poetry or prose can transport you into a deeper place of truth. Learn to trust your muse and follow where she leads you. This is not a class for people new to writing, but for individuals who have taken at least one writing course or who possess an understanding of the basics of creative writing and what it takes to breathe life into words on a page. Students who took this class last semester are welcome to return and continue working on the project they began, or to start another. The instructor offers a safe place for you to expand and deepen your writing practice, share your work and receive feedback from others on the journey. date Tues., Feb. 4-March 11 time 1-3 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27789) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Bonnie Shand Bonnie Shand, MA, is a practicing and published poet. She has taught writing through OLLI at HSU since 2009 and began teaching creative writing in 1983 through the Retirement College and Elderhostel at Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Arizona. She continued to teach through Sonoma State University Extended Education, and for 18 years taught dedicated older writers at the Oakmont Retirement Community in Santa Rosa. OLLI at HSU

One of America’s most celebrated poets, Mary Oliver has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the national Book Award. She is lauded for her precision with language, her lyricism and the elegiac quality of her writing. She enchants readers and weaves a mysterious spell with the purity of her voice and her oneness with the natural world in her ongoing search for signs and wonders. In this class, we will immerse ourselves in a selection of the work that Mary Oliver published during the first 40 years of her life as a writer. We’ll approach her poems as meditations, companions and even blessings. date Tues., March 25-April 15 time 1-3 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmember $90 (27789) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Bonnie Shand Bonnie Shand: See biography under “Writing as a Spiritual Journey.”

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 and onto the paper. This is no small task, but it can be fun and rewarding. A variety of user-friendly approaches will inspire your writing. You will have time to write, but you can also expand on your work at home. You will be asked to share what you write, but such participation is up to you. Bring your favorite writing tools.This course is also offered in Garberville. See page 38. date Tues., April 8-29 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27821) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Suzanne Samberg 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 2014 CONSCIOUS LIVING for Life Enrichment

We go through our daily lives with eyes wide open, but often unseeing. We are creatures of habit, often moving unconsciously from one activity to the next without questioning those patterns. We drive to our destination, but upon arrival, are oblivious of the path we have taken. The practice of mindfulness is the act of consciously focusing on the present moment and increasing awareness and appreciation of the environment around us. Should be simple, right? No. It takes practice, and is a practice that can enrich your life. This course will focus on both the brain theory behind living consciously (how the brain works), and the practice of mindfulness. Through discussion and practice exercises, class participants will focus on how to change ingrained habits to take greater control of their thoughts and actions and live more consciously in the present. date Wed., March 5-19 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27809) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Jane Woodward Jane Woodward (M.Ed, MPA, JD) has been a social science researcher, analyst and program developer for over 40 years. In recent years, she has focused her attention on developments in brain research and technology, the study of consciousness, integrative medicine, health practices such as pilates and meditation, and quantum physics. She has developed and presented OLLI courses on Creative Living, Consciousness: An Exploration, and Advocacy, and formed the OLLI Creating Community Assets Forum.


Children & Young Adults The course is aimed at those who would like to write for young people, but need some pointers. Learn the differences between writing for children and for adults, how to design initial story ideas, and develop characters, plot and setting. Explore writing dialogue, descriptions, beginnings and endings, along with the special requirements of picture books. The second session will focus on how to get published and the business aspects of writing. date Sat., March 29-April 12 time 1-3 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27822) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Pam Service Pam Service: See biography on page 15, under “The Home Museum.”

The Art of MINDFULNESS Are you looking for new ways to improve your quality of life and overall sense of well being? This series of classes will introduce the practice of mindfulness and the principals on which it is based, including discussion and periods of focused attention while engaging in sitting, walking, and other activities, providing a foundation for applying mindfulness in daily life. Current research shows that people who engage in some form of daily mindfulness practice can increase their abilities to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, more fully engage in activities, deepen their ability to form deep connections with others, create a greater capacity to deal with adverse events and strengthen their cognitive and physiological health. date Wed., Feb. 26-March 19 time 6-8 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27804) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Marilyn Montgomery Marilyn Montgomery: See biography on next page, under “Embracing Ourselves: An Introduction to SoulCollage®.”



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SPRING 2014 Embracing Ourselves: An Introduction to

SOULCOLLAGE® Explore the world of soul images in a fun, relaxed, and supportive environment with SoulCollage.® With Marilyn Montgomery. All materials are provided. This course is also offered in Garberville. See page 38. date Thurs., Feb. 20-March 13 time 3-5 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $105 (27825) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Marilyn Mongtomery Marilyn Montgomery is a SoulCollage® facilitator who has been rediscovering her hidden artist after many years of working as a nurse midwife, health educator and wellness teacher. She is passionate about the transformative power of working with images and symbols in ways that stimulate a deepening gratitude for one’s community.

Celebrating Community with


Celebrate those people and pets who offer a net of love and wisdom in your life, and also those who may “net” you with their demands and challenges. Using SoulCollage® – an intuitive, collage process of self discovery – you will be introduced to the Community Suit to create collages using images of family, ancestors, friends, pets and your extended community. Both beginners and experienced students are welcome. Patricipants should bring photos of family members, friends and community. date Thurs., March 27-April 17 time 3-5 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27725) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Marilyn Mongtomery Marilyn Montgomery: See biography under “Embracing Ourselves: An Introduction to SoulCollage®.”

The ABCs of

PEAK AGING: A Primer for Living Long & Well



This course is designed to help you age consciously. Rather than winding down, life after 50 expands, the currents run deeper and life is richer and more sacred. Each year is a wake-up call to confront the big questions of life: Who am I? Why am I here? What is the meaning of my life? Have I learned to love and forgive? How can I prepare for an independent, full and meaningful last third of life? What blessings do I want to pass on? These questions and many others will be answered as we look at ways to consciously age with grace, intelligence, wisdom and most of all – gratitude. We will also look at the practical issues including health care directives and writing your obituary. OLLI members only. date Wed., April 23-May 28 time 10 a.m.-noon fee Members $65 (27798) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Sharon Ferrett Sharon K. Ferrett: See biography on page 29, under “Memoir.”




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SPRING 2014 TEXTBOOK Mythologies Did your textbooks really tell it like it was? Do today’s textbooks? In this hands-on course, we will explore the Founding Era (the last third of the 18th century) and how it is depicted in American textbooks. We will see what remains the same and what has changed, and how all textbooks, new and old, develop narratives that may or may not be adequate representations of the past. Bring in any American History textbook you can find, old or new. The instructor will bring in a wide assortment as well, dating from the 1830s to 2014. This course is also offered in Garberville. See page 38. date Thurs., April 3-17 time 4-6 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27772) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Ray Raphael In the mid-1990s Ray Raphael, author of several books on North Coast history and issues, established part-time residence in the late 18th century, the Revolutionary and Founding Era. Among his eight books on that subject are Founding Myths and Constitutonal Myths. He is currently working on web materials that deconstruct textbook mythologies and offers lesson plans for teachers.

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

WE THE PEOPLE “We the People” is the cornerstone of American democracy. This mantra is actualized through the ballot box. This course examines two special problems associated with our election system. The first is the ballot, and how one decides who wins an election. We’ll distinguish between counting votes and making votes count. Second, we’ll study the apportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives: How many representatives does each state get and why? By taking a closer look at the history of apportionment, we can take an in-depth look at some current issues in Congress and how decisions are made. date Tues., May 6-20 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27759) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Charles Biles Dr. Charles Biles retired from teaching mathematics at HSU in 2005. In 2003 he was selected as Outstanding Professor at HSU. Since that time, he has taken an avid interest in history.

GROSS STEEL: Carnegie,

Jones & Frick in American Industry Explore how Carnegie, Jones and Frick pioneered production, management, and financing of gross steel – the material that bridged chasms; changed city skylines by dwarfing pyramids, minarets, and church spires; and precipitated world wars. Each player in the emerging industry around Pittsburgh advanced options of finance, labor relations, patent law, and governmental support that changed capitalism. Class discussions will surmise answers as to what happened, what went wrong, and what is to be learned. date Tues., Feb. 18-March 11 time 6-8 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27764) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Tom Gage Tom Gage, Professor Emeritus, HSU Dept. of English, has offered other classes on this theme and is preparing an eBook on the subject. In 2010 he delivered a paper with this title at the 6th von Humboldt Travel Writing Conference in Morocco.



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SPRING 2014 GREAT DECISIONS 2014 Join us for a spirited conversation about U.S. foreign policy issues that affect our nation and our personal lives. The Great Decisions program is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), an independent nonpartisan and non-governmental institution based in New York. Groups meet every spring in communities around the country. Upon completion of the program, participants can take part in the process by filling out opinion surveys which are mailed to FPA for collating and distribution to government offices and agencies. Our format is a roundtable discussion with video and print resource materials. Participants are encouraged to do independent research on areas under discussion to share with the group, and are invited to facilitate meetings on topics of interest to them or about which they have expertise. Discussion topics for 2014: Israel, China’s Foreign Policy, Turkey, Islamic Awakening, Energy Independence, U.S. Trade Policy, Defense Technology, Food Security and Climate Change. FPA produces an eight-segment video of experts discussing the issues for group viewing and an eight-chapter text for each participant. The text is included with course fee. date Thurs., March 13-May 8 time Noon-2 p.m. fee Members $95/nonmembers $120 (27779) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Kia Ora Zeleny Kia Ora Zeleny holds a BA in cultural anthropology from HSU with emphasis on Chinese studies. She has lived, taught and studied in China, exploring cultural, political and social issues facing modern China. She has an avid interest in world affairs and U.S. Foreign Policy, and has participated in Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions programs for many years. This year will mark her eighth time offering this class for OLLI.


THE GRAND JURY: Democracy’s Watchdog

What does the Grand Jury do, and is it effective as a watchdog of local government? This course presents a dynamic and interactive introduction to the duties, powers and operations of the Grand Jury system, with particular emphasis on Humboldt County. Learn how jurors are selected, how investigations are conducted, how public reports are developed, and why many past grand jurors consider grand jury service an enjoyable and rewarding experience. date Thurs., Feb. 13-20 time 10 a.m.-noon fee Members $40/nonmembers $65 (27826) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Diane Lehman Willa Diane Lehman served on the Humboldt County Grand Jury for two terms in 2004-06. She is a member of Humboldt County Chapter of California Grand Jurors’ State Association. In the local chapter she served as secretary for six terms and president for two. At the state level, she served as a teller for the election at one conference. She also served as a member of the awards committee for two terms.


Great Events in Media History Journalism has shaped our society. This class will discuss in detail historical moments in journalism including the invention of printing, sensationalism, muckraking, the Pentagon papers, Watergate and others. date Fri., April 25-May 2 time 10 a.m.-noon fee Members $40/nonmembers $65 (27771) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Mac McClary Professor Maclyn McClary was a daily newspaper reporter and news editor in Los Angeles before joining the HSU faculty in 1967. He has written widely on media history and journalism ethics, both favorite teaching areas.

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in arberville . . . . . . .

Take an OLLI class at the Garberville Civic Club.

All OLLI members are welcome to attend.

Textbook Mythologies

Who’s Your Poet?

Did your textbooks really tell it like it was? Do today’s textbooks? In this hands-on course, we will explore the Founding Era (the last third of the 18th century) and how it is depicted in American textbooks. We will see what remains the same and what has changed, and how all textbooks, new and old, develop narratives that may or may not be adequate representations of the past. Bring in any American History textbook you can find, old or new. The instructor will bring in a wide assortment as well, dating from the 1830s to 2014. date Wed., April 2-16 time 4-6 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27773) place Garberville Civic Club instr Ray Raphael

So often people feel intimidated by poetry. This class will help us find ways to connect to a variety of poems. Because we are such individuals, each person will have the opportunity to discover the American poets who speak to/for them. We will share our findings and perhaps even find the poet within us! date Wed., April 9-30 time 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27792) place Garberville Civic Club instr Suzanne Samberg

Ray Raphael: See biography under “Textbook Mythologies” on page 36.

An Introduction to SoulCollage® Originated by Seena Frost, SoulCollage® is a process for accessing your intuition and creating an incredible deck of cards with deep, personal meaning that will help you with life’s questions and transitions. In this workshop, you will learn how to create the cards using images from many magazines that will be provided. Different ways of working with the cards will be introduced, which invite your inner wisdom to emerge, supporting you through your life’s challenges and changes. The work of card making is easy and fun. You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy the process. date Sat., April 5 time 1-4 p.m. fee Members $45/nonmembers $70 (27724) place Garberville Civic Club instr Marilyn Montgomery Marilyn Montgomery: See biography under “Embracing Ourselves: An Introduction to SoulCollage®” on page 35.



Suzanne Samberg: See biography on page 33 under “Moving Your Words.”

Writing Your Life Using a variety of user-friendly approaches, we will write about what makes us who we are – the moments, events, people, comedies and tragedies. You will have time to write, but you can also expand on your work at home. You will be asked to share what you write, but such participation is up to you. date Wed., April 9-30 time 1:30-3:30 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27819) place Garberville Civic Club instr Suzanne Samberg

Moving Your Words Move from “I don’t know where to start” to developing ideas, expanding your imagination, and finally moving your words out of your head and onto the paper. This is no small task, but it can be fun and rewarding. A variety of userfriendly approaches will inspire your writing. Some writing time will be provided in class. Participants will have the chance to share writing, but all participation is by choice. date Wed., April 23-May 14 time 4-6 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27820) place Garberville Civic Club instr Suzanne Samberg

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.................... .. .. Literature of Slavery .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. Mindfulness Meditation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Garberville Civic Club: 477 Maple Ln., Garberville

Join in a thoughtful conversation about slavery in America, as seen in literature. Come to the first class having read selections of your choice from Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember by James Mellon. We will also read a biography of George Washington and two novels—to be assigned. date Wed., Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, 14 time 6-8 p.m. fee Members $75/nonmembers $100 (27788) place Garberville Civic Club instr Marie Raphael Marie Raphael taught writing and literature at Boston University, College of the Redwoods and in local middle schools and supervised student teachers enrolled at HSU secondary education program. The author of two young adult immigration adventures, she has also worked as an editor and columnist.

Mindfulness refers to the attitude of open awareness that develops with practice. In this course you will learn simple methods for building concentration, relaxation, loving kindness and joy. This body-based process of experiencing life “as it is” helps to access inner peace, which in turn affects those around us. In stillness and in movement, with guidance and in silence, you will have a safe and supportive environment to explore basic methods for coming home to yourself. Consideration will be given to finding the most beneficial meditation postures for your particular needs. date Wed., March 12-26 time 10 a.m.-noon fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27806) place Garberville Civic Club instr Lauris Phillips

Lauris Phillips has been a meditation practitioner for 27 years. Her first 19 years were in Insight Meditation and she currently practices Zen. She has been a massage therapist for 25 years. She is also a painter and a practitioner/ facilitator of Authentic Movement. Lauris brings to this topic a lifelong interest in discovering ease in the body/mind. OLLI at HSU

SPRING 2014 Who or What Are We? SYMBIOSIS on a Personal Scale In four sessions, we will examine four episodes of biological exploration that have had a profound impact on who we are, as a species and as individuals. We will travel from the beginning notion that all organisms are autonomous, to a recognition that life forms are interconnected, to the recognition that our ancestry is both humble and marvelous, and finally to the most recent discoveries of our interconnection with a host of life forms – the human microbiome. date Fri., April 25-May 16 time 3-4:30 p.m. fee Members $65/nonmembers $90 (27796) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Robert Rasmussen Dr. Robert Rasmussen is a Professor Emeritus in botany, Humboldt State University. He has a long standing love affair with history and with the English language. Since retirement, he has been occupied with developing courses that chronicle the development of major themes in the biological sciences.

BATS! Everyone thinks of bats at Halloween. However, bats do their work in spring and summer. Find out more about these incredible winged mammals (yes, they are mammals) and their contribution to the health of the environment. Dispel myths and learn about the gentle, friendly and beneficial bat! date Thurs., Feb. 6 time 6-8 p.m. fee Members $30/nonmembers $55 (27793) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Louise Bacon-Ogden Louise Bacon-Ogden was owner of Eureka store Strictly for the Birds until 2004. Since retiring, she now has more time to share her knowledge and love of birds and anything else in our natural world.

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SPRING 2014 Three Ancient MYSTERIES


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 fine 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 highly recommended. date Wed., Feb. 5-March 12 time 10 a.m.-noon fee Members $75/nonmembers $100 (27801) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Robert Fornes Robert Fornes served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya and as a teacher in Micronesia. He became a Doctor of Chiropractic and had a private practice until retiring. For entertainment and competition, he became an American Contract Bridge League master in 1961 while a high school student. Also rated in U.S. Chess Federation and a veteran of the World Series of Poker.

CONTRACT BRIDGE for Intermediates

Now that you are familiar with Bridge bidding, it is time to sharpen your playing and bidding skills. Learn more about playing and defending in a trump or a no-trump contract and clarify many complex bidding issues. Course is open to all who have completed the Beginning Bridge class and all others who are comfortable with bidding. date Wed., Feb. 5-March 12 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $75/nonmembers $100 (27802) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Robert Fornes

Some ancient mysteries may never be solved: What’s the origin of the Atlantis legend? Who was Homer (from Greece, that is, not Springfield)? Others, like the three we’ll be discussing in this class, have been resolved – at least to some extent: • King Arthur was one of the great mythical heroes during the Middle Ages. Everyone in Europe knew about him. But was the legend based upon a real person, or is it all a fireside yarn? We’ll examine the plausibility of some of the many theories proposed by historians. • Many people can recite the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. But the real mystery is why these seven were chosen rather than other worthy candidates. We’ll see what remains of the wonders today, and how to visit the sites. • While one group of researchers was theorizing about the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, a geologist was unwittingly sitting on crucial evidence. Science at its best! date Wed., April 2-16 time 2-4 p.m. fee Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27795) place Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka instr Barry Evans Barry Evans writes the weekly “Field Notes” column for the North Coast Journal.


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Robert Fornes: See biography above. OLLI at HSU


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