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




1-3 P.M.

on the Humboldt State University Campus: Great Hall, College Creek Complex

• Free Parking • Meet OLLI Faculty • Register for Summer Classes DATES TO REMEMBER May 16 ������������Deadline for Fall 2014 course proposals June 7 ��������������Summer Open House June 9 �������������OLLI courses begin! Mid-July ����������Fall OLLI course booklets in the mail Aug. 1 �������������� New OLLI membership year begins: REMEMBER TO RENEW! Aug. 16 ������������Fall Open House Aug. 27 ������������Membership Meeting



Learning should never end. OLLI at HSU creates opportunities for academic engagement, civic involvement, personal growth and fun. By offering a myriad of classes and experiences for a vibrant community of learners aged 50 and better, OLLI delivers learning for a lifetime. OLLI member benefits: HSU Student ID card – student discounts around town Bookstore, library and computer privileges The opportunity to purchase a Jack Pass Access to purchase a pass for the HSU Student Recreation Center Priority registration for OLLI classes

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COURSES: SUMMER 2014 Courses are listed by day of the week, then chronologically. Course descriptions begin on page 9.

OLLI members have first priority to register for courses.

MONDAY Gentle Yoga 1 Headwaters Salmon Pass Hike Library Services Workshop 2 Quantum Physics and Mysticism Gentle Yoga 2

June 9, 16, 23, 30 June 16 June 16 July 7, 14, 21 July 7, 14, 21, 28

1:30-3 p.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 2-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-Noon 1:30-3 p.m.

p. 19 p. 10 p. 13 p. 12 p. 19

June 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 June 10, 12, 17, 19 June 10 & 17 June 10, 17, 24 June 24, 26, July 1, 3, 8, 10 July 1, 8, 15, 22 July 1, 8, 15, 22 July 15, 17, 22, 24 July 22 July 22 & 24

6-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 10-11 a.m. 2-4 p.m. 10-11 a.m. 10 a.m.-Noon 3-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1-4 p.m.

p. 15 p. 14 p. 17 p. 19 p. 16 p. 19 p. 12 p. 14 p. 11 p. 15

June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9 June 18 & 25 July 2 July 9 July 23

6-9 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 2-5 p.m. Noon-2 p.m. 10:30 a.m.-Noon

p. 16 p. 18 p. 12 p. 9 p. 19

June 12 June 12 & 14 June 26 & 28

10 a.m.-Noon Thurs.: 5-7 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs.: 6-8 p.m. Sat.: 1-4 p.m.

p. 13 p. 18 p. 10

June 13 & 14 June 20 & 27 June 27

Fri.: Noon-2 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-Noon

p. 9 p. 20 p. 11

June 21 June 21 & 28 July 12 July 12 July 19 July 19 & 20

9-10:30 a.m. 2-3:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-Noon 1-3 p.m. 9-10:30 a.m. 1-3 p.m.

p. 20 p. 17 p. 14 p. 10 p. 20 p. 15

TUESDAY Creative Nonfiction Writing (Tues./Wed.) Writing About Food (Tues./Thurs.) Impressionism from the Nat’l Gallery Yoga in Fortuna 1 Learn to Draw! (Tues./Thurs.) Yoga In Fortuna 2 Making the Bible Travel Writing (Tues./Thurs.) Riverwalking Book Arts (Tues./Thurs.)

WEDNESDAY Life & Films of Charlie Chaplin Conscious Living for Life Enrichment Plantagenet Kings of England Falk: Town to Forest Ground Pilates Plus: An Introduction

THURSDAY Library Services Workshop 1 Amends: Forgiveness (Thurs./Sat.) Okay, Let’s See the McKay! (Thurs./Sat.)

FRIDAY Lyons Family in the Bald Hills (Fri./Sat.) Online Genealogy Lab Attracting Bees to Your Garden

SATURDAY Chocolate Dipped Strawberries 1 Harnessing The Power Within After the First Draft: Revision Armchair Traveler: Doing the Deuce Chocolate Dipped Strawberries 2 Art Photography with iPhone (Sat./Sun.) OLLI at HSU

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The Inside Scoop from Sheila Rocker Heppe, OLLI Director OLLI at HSU is looking forward to a busy and exciting summer filled with classes designed to create new experiences for OLLI members. Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Summer Open House on Saturday, June 7 from 1-3 p.m. Like last summer, we will hold the OLLI Open House at Humboldt State University in the beautiful College Creek complex on lower campus. Parking is free. Come learn more about OLLI summer lifelong learning experiences, meet the amazing faculty and see what is new at HSU. OLLI at HSU is a proud member of a network of 117 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes across the country. Each Institute that 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. Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes in every state in the U.S. provide rich experiences to enhance communities and promote healthy aging. Institutes attracting membership numbers over 1000 may be eligible for an additional endowment if all criteria established by the Osher Foundation are attained. Over the past three years, OLLI at HSU has met or exceeded all but ONE of the eight criteria for consideration of second endowment gifts.

a sustained annual membership level exceeding 1000: 2010/11 – 1038 (goal met in May 2011) 2011/12 – 1098 (goal met in February 2012) 2012/13 – 1056 (goal met in March 2013) 2013/14 – 1000 (goal met in April 2014) continued excellence in curriculum and programming a diverse repertoire of course and educational activities specifically designed for people 50 and better strong support from the University (including a commitment to provide space) significant opportunities for volunteer engagement and leadership sound organizational structure financial sustainability a robust, ongoing fundraising program ($20,000 earned with at least 100 members contributing) Throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, OLLI at HSU has conducted a fundraising campaign. At press time we just surpassed the half-way mark of $10,000. Deepest thanks to the many Friends of OLLI who have contributed toward our goal of raising $20,000 by June 30, 2014. Please 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 as we strive to meet our goals and raise the remaining $10,000 to be eligible for consideration for additional funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation. And, of course, all donations to OLLI at HSU are tax deductible. We cannot provide this high quality program without the gift of our members’ time, financial support and positive energy which infuse OLLI at HSU. Thank you very much for being part of OLLI.



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Friends of Claude & Emalee Albright David Ammerman Ann Anderson Andy Anderson Kenneth Ayoob & Gwen Gastineau-Ayoob Tracey Barnes Priestley Jacques Beaupre Joan Berman Charles & Carolyn Biles Peg Blake Anna Mae Botley Jená & Dennis Burges John Callaway Geoff & Jacqui Cain Ross Carkeet Liam Carey-Rand Robert & Laura Chapman Daryl & Phyllis Chinn Julie Clark David Cliff Russell Conrad Lester Cook Nancy Cook Cathy Cooke Jerry & Patricia Cotten Sharon Crockett Barbra Daniel Nancy Dean Jeff Denny Donna DeNudt Gail Dibble Edgar Dickinson Bob Doran Walter & Jill Duffy Tom Dunklin Douglas Durham Mary Durina Linda Evans Neal Ewald Carl & Ruth Fairfield Jill Farmer OLLI at HSU

Ruth Farmer Sharon Ferrett Candee Fetsch-Kimbrell Michael Fields Rebecca Fisher Williard Foote Robert & Joanne Fornes David Fuller Tom & Anita Gage Valerie Gillett Bourne John Gomes Allan Gradek Kathie Hagans Casey Hague Carl Hansen Anne Harris Carol Harrison Arlene Hartin Debra Hartridge Janette Heartwood Steve Holland Alex Hwu & Anna Lipnik Karen Isa & Richard Kreis Harvey Kelsey Grace Kerr & Jesica Bishop Ann Kimbrow Maggie Kraft Raymond & Paula Lacy Rollie Lamberson & Michele Olsen Tim & Kim Laney Margaret Lang Mark & Sydney Larson Katherine Layton David LeFever Diane Lehman Byrd Lochtie Joyce & Tom Lopes Peggy Louden June MacDowall Antoinette Martin

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. Faith Mason Maclyn & Ann McClary John McClelland William McClendon Pat McCutcheon Robert McConnell Alistair & Judith McCrone Melinda McGinnis David & Madeline McMurray Elizabeth Mikles & Constance Brown Audrey Miller Jean Montgomery John & Beverly Morrison Maureen Murphy Amelia Murphy Donald Murphy Troy Nicolini Suzanne O’Dea Greg O’Leary Mary Olson Justus Ortega Jan Ostrom & Alex Wineland Vicki Ozaki Carl Palmquist & Janina Shayne Leisyka Parrott Robert Peck Marianne Pennekamp Caroline Roche-Perkins Claire S. Perricelli Jennifer Poser Tom Leviton & Peggy Pratum Leo Prosser Sanford Pyron Robert Rasmussen Clint Rebik C. Eric Redstrom Jeanette Richards Rollin & Ann Richmond Wesley & Judy Rishel

Kip Roberti Ann Roberts Randy Robertson Donna Rocker Chris & Sheila Rocker Heppe Jerry & Gisela Rohde Judith Rucker Suzanne Samberg Mike Sanders John & Nhu-Quynh Schafer Claire Iris Schencke Roger Schroeder Pete Shepard Rosemary Sherriff Jarrett Smith Steve & Tracy Smith Bob Snyder & Brenda Ford Robert Sovel John Stoob Ed & Bunny Subkis Jason Teraoka Darline Thompson Gerry Tollefson John P Turner, Jr. Amy Uyeki Helen Vatcher Kim Vatcher-Smith Thomas Vetter Rick & Sandra Vrem Edward & Judith Webb Bob & Lynne Wells Linda West Jim Wheeler Jennifer Wheeler Terry & Linnae Williams Susan Wilson Cynthia Woods Jane Woodward & William Seebaugh Craig & Liz Wruck Mark Youdall Gretchen Ziegler

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Planned Giving

Jerry & Gisela Rohde are including a charitable bequest for OLLI at HSU in their estate plan. Part of the original OLLI faculty, 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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OLLI at HSU Special Interest Groups If you are interested in starting a Special Interest Group or joining any of the groups listed below, please include the course number on your OLLI registration form or contact the OLLI office for more information. Special Interest Groups require an OLLI annual membership and $5 per semester room fee, unless stated otherwise.

TATTERED PAGES: OLLI BOOK ARTS FOCUS GROUP: Join us in exploring the exciting world of creative book binding, altering existing books, decorating pages and much more. The meetings feature show-andtell; demonstrations; techniques and tips; problem solving; discussions about materials and resources and lots of fun! Meets 10 a.m.-1 p.m., first Thurs. of each month. (31249) Group leader: Gisela Rohde

DIPS GENEALOGY GROUP: The DIPS are seniors Digging Into the Past. They help one another find people, history, connections and stories. Meets 10 a.m.-noon, first/third Thurs. of each month. $20 (31246) Group leader: Byrd Lochtie

FRIENDS OF JUNG: More than a monthly philosophical discussion or theoretical discourse, it’s a deeper conversation. Topics have included movies about Jung, Jungian books, dreamwork, archetypal presentations, art processes, etc. We are a peer-led group, so anyone can suggest a topic, and everyone with an interest or curiosity about things Jungian are welcome. Meets 10 a.m.-noon, first Tues. of each month. (31242) Group leader: Lynn Marchand.

It’s Your Estate OLLI at HSU and the Humboldt Area Foundation and St. Joseph Hospital Foundation to offer this free seminar series designed to help people understand best estate planning practices and evaluate their personal estate.

Tuesdays, May 6, 13 & 20 5:30-7 p.m. at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center FREE TO OLLI MEMBERS! For more information or to make a reservation: (707) 269-4205


THE SOUL COLLAGE GROUP: This group brings collage materials and then uses Seena Frost’s process for discussing the collages created that morning. Two members of the group are trained Soul Collage facilitators. Meets 10 a.m.noon, second Wed. of each month. (31243)

THE OLLI BOOK GROUP: Choose and discuss great books. All genres are embraced and all readers are welcome. July: The Whistling Season, Ivan Doig. Aug.: O Pioneer, Willa Cather. Sept.: Slaughterhouse 5, Kurt Vonnegut. Meets 5-7 p.m., third Wed. of each month. Group leader: Sharon Campbell (31244)

WRITING GROUPS: OLLI writers gather to support one another and hone their craft. All writing groups will begin again in Fall 2014.

OLLI BRIDGE PLAYING GROUP: Come play bridge with other OLLI bridge players. A fun and easy place to play contract bridge and meet more bridge players All levels welcome; you don’t need to bring a partner. The last Tues. of every month. $10 (31248) Group leader: Bob Fornes

The OLLI Finance & Fundraising Committee helps manage fund development and goal setting to provide a variety of affordable lifelong learning experiences. Rollie Lamberson, Chair Sheila Rocker Heppe Wesley Clark Ed Subkis Kim Laney Rick Vrem Carl Hansen Buzz Webb If you have questions, or would like to be involved, please contact OLLI Director Sheila Rocker Heppe: (707) 826-3743

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Full Membership Meeting Report OLLI held its first Full Membership meeting on Jan. 29. Members of the curriculum committee led discussions about OLLI at HSU and gathered suggestions for our learning community. The chairman of the OLLI fundraising committee, Rollie Lamberson, and Sheila Rocker Heppe, explained the fundraising challenge to raise $20,000 by June 30 in order to be eligible for consideration for additional funding from the Osher Foundation. If you have questions or additional thoughts, please feel free to call OLLI Director, Sheila Rocker Heppe.

OLLI at HSU will host the next FULL MEMBERSHIP MEETING on Wed., Aug. 27 from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka

What do I like about OLLI? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Lifelong learning in a dynamic learning community Local enrichment and the utilization of great teachers in our area Affordable Variety of offerings which allow me to take classes in things I never explored before Gather with Friends and meet new people Reinvention Special interest groups/focus groups/peer groups Variety: explore/share experiences Love of learning Opportunity to teach Great to have former academics – “old professors don’t die; they go to OLLI” Doesn’t have “senior” label Supportive of outlying areas (Garberville) Opportunity to partner with other groups (Fortuna Senior Services, Senior Resource Center, Sequoia Zoo) Art of Living and Brown Bag every week Taking time for ME!

Where do we want to be? Ideas for OLLI’s future • Partner with other community senior groups • Increase summer travel program: Invite other OLLI groups to come to HSU/Redwoods • Keep or increase variety of classes • Offer a variety of class session lengths – 1 day/2 days/4- or 6-week series • Offer a sliding scale for payment • Increase enrollment by advertising out of the area • Partner with other OLLI programs/reciprocal classes (reduced rates?) • Access Humboldt testimonials • Offer reduced cost classes each term – like “Salute to Seniors” • Connect with local agencies and resources for services they provide (ex. Stipends for continuing education/transportation/venues or rooms at no or low cost) • Offer scholarships or fee waivers • Apply for grants • More focus/special interest groups • Field trips/travel opportunities out of area and country



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SUMMER 2014 FALK: Town to Forest Ground



in the Bald Hills: 1860s to 1960s Learn and experience the history of the Jonathan and Amelia Lyons Family, who successfully ranched over 4,000 acres in the Bald Hills for three generations, from the 1860s to the 1960s. Their story is a typical family ranching story in many ways, yet it is also unique. As a mixed race family, white and American Indian, the Lyons family achieved success in an era when life could be difficult for such families. The course will begin with a media presentation followed by a field trip to the Lyons’ home place, Elder, in the Bald Hills of Redwood National and State Parks. We’ll explore the old Lyons horse barn, check out the two locations of Jonathan’s houses and see other existing outbuildings. Depending on the weather, the field trip will include lunch at the fire lookout on top of Schoolhouse Peak. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, Wear walking shoes and bring a lunch and a drink. date Fri./Sat., June 13-14 time Fri.: Noon-2 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. fee/members $75/nonmembers $100 (31171) place HBAC/Field Trip instr Jim Wheeler Jim Wheeler has been a park ranger and interpreter in Redwood National and State Parks since 1986. Upon moving to northern Humboldt County in 1983, he was immediately attracted to the beauty and natural, and cultural history of the Bald Hills east of Redwood Creek. He has taught courses for the HSU OLLI program for about five years.


Take an easy walk (2-mile round trip) along the paved Headwaters trail, which meanders along Elk River and stops at the past location of the historic mill town of Falk. Falk’s mill was in operation from 1884-1937. After the mill closed, Falk was a ghost town for 40 years. For liability reasons, the lumber company burned and bulldozed all of Falk’s buildings in 1979. In 1999, the Headwaters forest was purchased by the federal and state government. Although most of Falk’s buildings are gone, organic evidence and memories remain. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, Wear walking shoes and bring a lunch and a drink. date Wed., July 9 time Noon-2 p.m. fee/members $10/nonmembers $35 (31173) place Meet at Headwaters Trail instr Julie Clark Julie Clark is a park ranger for the Headwaters Forest Reserve, Bureau of Land Management. She graduated from Humboldt State University in 1997 with a BA in art education and minor in history. Since 1989, she has worked at Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Mammoth, Bishop and Sierra National Forest. She was hired by the Bureau of Land Management in 1999 and became the Headwaters Forest Reserve park ranger. She currently teaches environmental education to local students and the general public. She received her MA in social science, teaching American history from HSU in 2006 and wrote her thesis, “Company Towns in the American West.”

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SUMMER 2014 Okay, Let’s See the McKay! HEADWATERS The proposed McKay Tract Community Forest, east of SALMON PASS HIKE Eureka, is a hot topic of public interest. Want to see what all the fuss is about? This class will show you. We’ll start with 160 years of history compressed into 120 minutes with a presentation featuring maps, photos, and stories about the Ryan’s Slough area, the Occidental Mill, and the McKay & Co. tract of timber behind Cutten. The following Saturday we’ll make a three-hour van tour of the company’s mill sites and abandoned railroad grade, followed by a visit to the site of the historic McKay Ranch and a tour of the redwood-paneled Burns House, the striking summer home of the owners of McKay & Co. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, Wear walking shoes and bring a lunch and a drink. date Thurs./Sat., June 26 & 28 time Thurs.: 6-8 p.m. Sat.: 1-4 p.m. fee/members $60/nonmembers $85 (31172) place HBAC/Field Trip instr Jerry and Gisela Rohde Jerry and Gisela Rohde have led tours on the North Coast for the last 20 years. They have written three guidebooks to the redwood parks. They hope that the McKay Tract Community Forest will become another local hiking venue.

This ranger-led hike will cover redwood ecology, watershed restoration and the endangered species of the reserve. The Salmon Pass hike is 2 1/2 miles long and is a moderate hike. Located on the south side of the Headwaters Forest Reserve, the first half-mile passes through a young to mid-aged forest with views of restored watershed areas. The next two miles ascend through the old-growth with a view across Salmon Creek to the largest intact stand of ancient redwoods within the Reserve. The trail then loops back as it descends through the old-growth. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, Wear walking shoes and bring a lunch and a drink. Meet at Newburg Park in Fortuna and then caravan four miles up a logging road to the trail head. date Mon., June 16 time 10 a.m.-1 p.m. fee/members $10/nonmembers $35 (31163) place Headwaters Forest instr Julie Clark Julie Clark: See biography under “Falk: Town to Forest Ground.”

The Armchair Traveler: DOING THE DEUCE For over 100 years the most exciting thoroughfare in Humboldt County was Eureka’s Second Street – the infamous “Deuce” that parents forbade their children to visit, that loggers permeated with testosterone, and where a chaste woman was unlikely to be found. We’ll look at the saloons and “dance rooms,” the hotels and brothel belles, and all the other stimulations that created a hot time in Old Town every Saturday night. And we’ll do it all from the safety of our OLLI armchairs, so parental consent is not required.



date time fee/members place instr

Sat., July 12 1-3 p.m. $30/nonmembers $55 (31183) HBAC Jerry and Gisela Rohde

Jerry and Gisela Rohde have taught HSU OLLI classes since the beginning. They’ve written three guidebooks to the local area and frequently give presentations to local groups. They love sharing the human and natural history of Humboldt County.

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SUMMER 2014 Attracting BEES, BUTTERFLIES & SONGBIRDS to Your Garden Take an outing to the Humboldt Botanical Gardens and learn how to entice bees, butterflies and songbirds to your garden. Hosting helpful pollinators is easy with the right plants and environment. Learn about plants that rely on local pollinators to produce their best crop. If you have periods when there are very few bees, butterflies and birds in your garden, get tips about what you can do to make your patch more attractive year round. Did you know bees are especially fond of blue and yellow flowers? Likewise they are fond of blue and yellow clothing, yard art, and flags. Providing habitats in your yard or garden can increase the quality and output of your vegetable garden and or fruit trees. Attracting brightly colored pollinating butterflies involves incorporating plants that serve the needs of all life stages of the butterfly. The insects need places to lay eggs, food plants for their larvae (caterpillars), places to form chrysalides and nectar sources for adults. It’s easy to attract birds to your garden, but the variety of species will increase with its size, how bird-friendly it is, and its proximity to countryside or well-wooded parks. The key thing is to ensure that you meet the needs of your birds all year round, and that you accommodate the changing requirements of both residents and seasonal visitors. Discover how selecting and incorporating a good variety of nectar-producing flowering plants and other essential components in your garden can reap huge benefits. date Fri., June 27 time 10 a.m.-Noon fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (31165) place Humboldt Botanical Gardens instr Terry Kramer Local horticulturist Terry Kramer has been writing the “North Coast Gardening” column for the Times Standard for more than 30 years. She is currently site manager at the Humboldt Botanical Garden. OLLI at HSU

RIVERWALKING The residents of Humboldt County are lucky to be surrounded by many rivers and creeks: the Eel, Van Duzen, Trinity, Mad, Redwood, Salmon, Jacoby, and more. Many of us have a favorite swimming hole, so we know what a “pool” is. Or we’ve seen salmon spawning on the edge of a “riffle.” But there’s much more to rivers than just pools and riffles. Learn how to see a river through a river scientist’s eyes. What are patches, clusters, large roughness elements, imbrication, sorting, and pebble counts? And how does this year’s drought affect river flows and processes? We will walk along the banks of Jolly Giant Creek and the Mad River to compare and contrast various features and processes in a small stream and large river. Our moderate hikes will be less than a half-mile long and no one will need to get their feet wet! We will meet at HBAC for a brief overview of types of rivers and river processes. Then we will organize carpools and drive to several sites to explore both small and large channels and floodplains. We will have a picnic lunch on a gravel bar on the Mad River. No river wading is necessary—all hiking will be on dry ground. This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form (see page 22). Wear sturdy walking shoes, a sun hat and jacket. Bring water and lunch. date Tues., July 22 time 10 a.m.-4 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (31164) place HBAC/Mad River instr Mary Ann Madej Dr. Mary Ann Madej worked as a fluvial geomorphologist with the U.S. Department of Interior for 35 years, where she monitored river channel changes for decades. She has walked rivers in such diverse environments as Central and South America, Alaska, New Zealand, Japan, China, Italy, France, and Scotland.

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The Plantagenets, one of the world’s most fabled of royal families, hailed from France, but endured to become the longest ruling dynasty in recorded English history. We will explore the family’s men, women, and murdered; its successes, failures, and storied events; and its tangled genealogical ties beginning with the Angevins, right down to the last of the Lancasters. date Wed., July 2 time 2-5 p.m. fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (31174) place HBAC instr Michael Cooley

This is an academic presentation tracing the complex history of the Old and New Testaments as sacred literature, including: dealing with lost originals and imperfect copies; the relationship between the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Masoretic text, and Septuagint; the issue of the ‘canon’ and Apocrypha; and why there are so many competing Bible versions today. date Tues., July 1-22 time 10 a.m.-Noon fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (31176) place HBAC instr Laurent Cleenewerck

The Complex History of a Sacred Text

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.

Laurent Cleenewerck is a regular OLLI faculty member and the host of an annual Religious Studies Experiential Workshop for HSU. He is an Orthodox theologian, the Editor of the Eastern/ Greek Orthodox Bible, the Rector of Eureka’s historical Eastern Orthodox Church on F St., and serves as faculty member for other international post-secondary institutions.

QUANTUM PHYSICS & MYSTICISM This course offers a formal presentation of several key concepts in modern physics (relativity, speed of light, double-slit experiment, non-locality, holograms) and their implications in terms of mystical consciousness. date Mon., July 7-21 time 10 a.m.-Noon fee/members $55/nonmembers $80 (31177) place HBAC instr Laurent Cleenewerck

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



A professional educator since 1992, Laurent Cleenewerck has previously taught several popular physics courses for HSU OLLI. He holds degrees from the University of Montpellier (BA), Ukrainian Catholic University (MA), and Universidad Rural de Guatemala (DSc). An Orthodox priest and theologian, he has long-standing interest in the interface between science and spirituality.

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SUMMER 2014 LIBRARY SERVICES WORKSHOP OLLI member benefits include use of the Humboldt State University Library. Join HSU Librarians for a tour of the library and to learn about its collections, services, and personnel. Topics include: Computer Lab use, understanding call numbers, finding scholarly articles, using eBooks, navigating the website, and using research guides. Choose one session meeting in the HSU Library lobby: SESSION 1: Thurs., June 12 time 10 a.m.-Noon fee/members Free to OLLI Members (31181) instr Katie LaSala SESSION 2: time fee/members instr

Mon., June 16 2-4 p.m. Free to OLLI Members (31182) Carly Marino

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


Carly Marino is an HSU reference librarian in Special Collections. Her research focuses on the Humboldt County Pamphlet Collection, local newspapers, and primary source audio visual material. She holds an MLIS in archival studies, and an MA in cinema and television studies. Carly also works part-time at the Clarke Museum in Eureka as the coordinator and archivist, and volunteers at the Eureka Theater.

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


The course ideally will:

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

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AFTER THE FIRST DRAFT: Revision Strategies for Writers

Learn to capture your travel experiences in writing. We will explore a range of approaches to the craft of writing about travel. Our readings will include work by writers such as Bruce Chatwin, Ian Jack, W.G. Sebald, Dekka Aitkenhead, and Paul Theroux. Writers of all experiences and levels welcome. Come with a notebook and a sense of adventure. Through writing and reading about travel, we’ll begin to explore the terrain of this undefined genre. date Tues/Thurs., July 15-24 time 3-5 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (31184) place HBAC instr Evelyn Hampton

You’ve crafted a first draft of an essay, or a story, or a memoir... and while you’re reasonably happy with what’s emerging, you know there’s more work to do. But how? What do you do next? What’s involved in that murky step called “revision,” where you add and cut and tune up your lines to make your text a better experience for your readers? In this one-session dunk tank of a class, we’ll look at various revision strategies that will help you revisit your work, both at a global level and at the sentence level. We’ll borrow the wisdom of writers like Peter Elbow, Steve Almond, Joe Glazer, and Carol Bly, and in-class exercises will sharpen our eyes and our ears. Please arrive with a finished draft of one piece of your own writing of any length, anywhere from one to ten pages. date Sat., July 12 time 10 a.m.-Noon fee/members $30/nonmembers $55 (31187) place HBAC instr Heal McKnight

Evelyn Hampton is the author of DISCOMFORT, a book of short stories and the chapbook We Were Eternal and Gigantic. Her writing can be found in the Brookyln Rail, The Denver Quarterly, New York Tyrant, Birkensnake, Conjunctions, and other venues. She graduated with an MFA from the literary arts program at Brown University.

Heal McKnight: See biography under “Creative Nonfiction Writing: An Introduction.”

WRITING ABOUT FOOD Designed for writers who love to eat and to share the experience of eating in writing. In this class we will read work by popular food writers John Thorne and Elizabeth David, as well as pieces by writers local to Humboldt. In-class writing activities will include reviewing a local restaurant and preparing and writing about a favorite dish.

As we hone our food writing vocabulary and become more familiar with local restaurants and chefs, we’ll stimulate our appetites and practice being more nuanced writers and eaters. On the last day of class, we’ll enjoy a potluck while we listen to readings by participants. date time fee/members place instr

Tues/Thurs., June 10-19 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $65/nonmembers $90 (31185) HBAC Evelyn Hampton

Evelyn Hampton: See biography under “Travel Writing.”




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Creative Nonfiction is a sweetly fluid genre – it’s artful writing about real stuff, profiles of interesting people or places or moments from your life. It’s travel writing, nature writing, and other things called “essays.” But creative nonfiction essays aren’t the painful, formulaic things you never wanted to write in school. They’re better, more lifelike. More honest. In this class, we’ll read some creative nonfiction, and we’ll begin writing some of our own. We’ll read and discuss a few carefully chosen essays, we’ll do some in-class writing exercises, and as time allows, we’ll read and discuss each other’s work. This course is designed to familiarize participants with the genre of creative nonfiction, to explore and develop your own approach to the writing process, and to build a community of writers, both new and experienced. date Tues/Wed., June 10-25 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $65/nonmembers $90 (31186) place HBAC instr Heal McKnight Heal McKnight is a recent transplant from the Midwest. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa, and has taught college-level writing courses for 11 years. Her essays have been published in Brevity, poemmemoirstory, and Brain,Child.

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Crossed-Structure Bindings Contemporary book artists are often inspired by historical bindings. Such is the case with Spanish-born Carmencho Arrigui, who developed the crossed-structure binding (CSB) and its many variations. The books have soft covers, open flat, and pages are sewn onto straps. We will explore surface techniques for the covers and pages as well as add new sewing techniques to our repertoire. Basic Toolkit: cutting board, cutting knife, metal ruler, sharp pencil, bookmaker’s awl, bone folder, wet wipes, sewing cradle (or telephone book), size 18 or 22 Tapestry needle. Materials: 1-3 bottles of FW Acrylic Artist lnks (or similar), lnexpensive 2”-3” flat brushes, 1 inexpensive large round brush, cotton perle embroidery floss (or linen thread). date Tues/Thurs., July 22-24 time 1-4 p.m. fee/members $55/nonmembers $80 (31159) place HBAC instr Michele Olsen 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

ART PHOTOGRAPHY with Your iPhone, Smart Phone & iPad

You walk around with a camera in your phone. Learn how to use simple apps like Instagram and Snapseed to create art out of your photographs. After an introduction to a few apps, you will take your phone in the field. A final class will allow you to share your work and get additional tips. Bring a smart phone or iPad. date Sat/Sun., July 19-20 time 1-3 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (31157) place HBAC instr Bob Doran Bob Doran is a professional photographer and is an arts, culture and music writer and photographer for the North Coast Journal.

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SUMMER 2014 LEARN TO DRAW! Drawing is not a talent. It is a skill that everyone can learn. This class demystifies the drawing process by simplifying it into achievable steps. More than just a collection of tricks, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of good drawing in a fun, engaging and accessible way. Students will learn about line, light and shadow, proportion and three-dimensional shapes, the foundation to understanding how to draw anything. The benefits of learning to draw move far beyond the page. Drawing helps sharpen the mind and allows us to experience the richness and depth of our surroundings by viewing them in a way unique to drawing. Drawing has been recognized for hundreds of years as an essential foundation for painting. Almost every child draws, but most of us stop as we get older and we miss out on this fundamental human experience. Rejuvenate the mind by revisiting drawing.

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Tues/Thurs., June 24-July 10 2-4 p.m. $75/nonmembers $100 (31158) HBAC Brent Eviston

Brent Eviston studied environmental design at Otis College of Art and Design and has studied many forms of drawing including traditional master draftsmanship, architectural illustration, master figure drawing and anatomical drawing. He is a full-time artist and a soughtafter drawing instructor. In 2012 he gave a talk at TEDx Eureka arguing that drawing and visual literacy are as essential as language and mathematics. Brent teaches through Eureka Studio Arts and is preparing for a solo exhibition at Piante Gallery to open in Dec. 2014.

Life & Films of CHARLIE CHAPLIN Charlie Chaplin is considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of American cinema, whose movies were and still are popular throughout the world. Born in England, he lived a fascinating and often controversial life, starting in theater at the age of 8. Most famous for his Little Tramp character, Chaplin produced films of note stretching from the silent era into the modern sound age, making his last film with Marlon Brando in 1966. In this class we will screen and discuss notable films from his long career. Films currently planned to view include: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, The Kid, City Lights and Monsieur Verdoux. date Wed., June 11-July 9 time 6-9 p.m. fee/members $75/nonmembers $100 (31166) place HBAC instr Philip Wright 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.



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from the National Gallery & Beyond This course will focus on the figurative and landscape painting of the major impressionist artists. Paintings from the National Gallery in Washington will be emphasized based on the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums’ exhibit “Intimate Impressionism” showing March 29-Aug. 3. date Tues., June 10-17 time 6-8 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (31160) place HBAC instr Ron Johnson Ron Johnson is an emeritus professor of art history from HSU. He has taught courses on Impressionism several times and went to Paris in April to revisit museums and sites of Impressionist Paintings. THE ARTIST’S SISTER AT A WINDOW, BERTHE MORISOT, 1869

HARNESSING THE POWER WITHIN A paradigm can be defined as a set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitute a way of viewing reality. In the first session, each of these three factors will be examined in turn to arrive at a self-assessment. Appraisal of “self-knowledge” will include an indepth look at your own various talents, abilities, and limitations. The concept of “will” encompasses your personal history of past experiences and your perceived level of mental determination to achieve goals. The topic of “action” will examine your choices of the right time and place, as well as your resources. These initial personal assessments will be followed by a question-and-answer period and group discussion. The final session will cover each participant’s personal history with this paradigm – “self-knowledge, will, action” – and will include individual (voluntary) presentations


of past attempts to use these concepts successfully. Final group discussion will conclude the class. date Sat., June 21-28 time 2-3:30 p.m. fee/members $15/nonmembers $40 (31179) place HBAC instr Andy Anderson Andy Anderson has spent over 40 years teaching, from elementary to junior college level classes. He is a positive, healthy 86-year-old who is still living life his way. His personal motto is: “I aspire to inspire until I expire.” He has also taught many OLLI classes in “Virtues” and “Positive Living.” Andy recently mentored and participated in the recording of a three-part series on “Healthy Living for Seniors and The Mind/Body Connection,” which is frequently broadcast locally over the Humboldt Access Television channels.

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The Twelve Principles of


This course is designed to help you free yourself from resentment, anger, blame, guilt, and regret. You will engage in the process of writing, asking questions, shifting perceptions and learning to tell your story from a new perspective. The goal of the course is to let go of the past and create joy and peace in the present with a life review, reflection and assessment through drawing and writing exercises. Practicing forgiveness can lead to greater health, a sense of well-being, healthier relationships, and a spacious sense of being free from the past. The class is based on experiential learning, exercises, questions, discussion and writing activities. date Thurs./Sat., June 12 & 14 time Thurs.: 5-7 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fee/members $50/nonmembers $75 (31178) place HBAC instr Sharon Ferrett 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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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., June 18-25 time 1-4 p.m. fee/members $45/nonmembers $70 (31180) place HBAC 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.

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SUMMER 2014 YOGA IN FORTUNA Learn methods to relax your body and calm your mind in this gentle and powerful yoga class. We will practice yoga stretches and poses for all levels and body types. Improve balance, strength, flexibility and concentration. Yoga can also help strengthen the immune system and improve spinal alignment. All levels of experience are welcome – especially beginners! Bring a yoga mat, blanket or beach towel, and water. Choose one or more sessions taught by Laurie Birdsall at the Eel River Multi-Generational Center, Fortuna: SESSION 1: Tues., June 10-24 time 10-11 a.m. fee $30/nonmembers $55 (31167) SESSION 2: time fee

Tues., July 1-22 10-11 a.m. $40/nonmembers $65 (31168)

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

GENTLE YOGA Learn methods to relax your body and calm your mind in this gentle and powerful yoga class. We will practice yoga stretches and poses for all levels and body types. Improve balance, strength, flexibility and concentration. Yoga can also help strengthen the immune system and improve spinal alignment. All levels of experience are welcome – especially beginners! Bring a yoga mat, blanket or beach towel, and water. Choose one or both sessions taught by Laurie Birdsall at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka: SESSION 1: Mon., June 9-30 time 1:30-3 p.m. fee $65/nonmembers $90 (31169) SESSION 2: time fee

Mon.,July 7-28 1:30-3 p.m. $65/nonmembers $90 (31241)

Laurie Birdsall: See biography under “Yoga in Fortuna.” OLLI at HSU

PILATES PLUS: An Introduction to the Basics

Is Pilates Plus for you? Come to an introduction to the Basics of Pilates Plus classes to see if Pilates is right for you. This one-day event will feature exercises to identify and isolate core muscles, introducing concepts which help you coordinate breathing and movement as your abdominal strength improves. A six-week class will be offered in the Fall 2014, giving you a chance to explore Pilates Plus in greater depth, learning traditional Pilates mat exercises, and using light weights and therabands. Pilates Plus classes are designed to gently and effectively teach you principles of movement which engage your core abdominal muscles. The goal is to strengthen your “powerhouse” (rib to pelvis connection), enabling you to more safely engage in all your normal activities. The class is well-suited for people of all ages and fitness levels. Give yourself a boost to remaining mobile, agile and flexible for years to come. date Wed., July 23 time 10:30 a.m.-Noon fee/members $15/nonmembers $40 (31170) place HBAC instr Joanne Fornes Joanne Fornes believes exercise, done with awareness and attention, is the key to longevity, vitality and health. Passionate about lifetime fitness, she has studied, 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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SUMMER 2014 ONLINE GENEALOGY LAB There is a whole world of online genealogical exploration to be done outside of We’ll spend two sessions in a campus computer lab exploring free websites, including and, and learning how best to utilize Google as a powerful genealogical resource. date Fri., June 20-27 time 2-4 p.m. fee/members $40/nonmembers $65 (31175) place HSU Campus, Gist Hall 215 instr Michael Cooley Michael Cooley: See biography under “The Plantagenet Kings of England.”

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Saturday, July 26 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. HUMBOLDT BOTANICAL GARDEN 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, College of the Redwoods Campus

Learn to make chocolate covered strawberries the easy way from a professional chocolatier. You will learn how to temper real chocolate, then dip strawberries and decorate. You will leave the class with the berries you dip and a deeper understanding of what goes into making chocolates. This is a fun class and no previous chocolate skill is needed. Directions: Highway 299 – Take Giuntoli Lane exit turn SOUTH to West End Road. RIGHT on West End Road. LEFT on Alder Grove Road. LEFT on Ericson Way. LEFT on Ericson Court. At the back of the court, turn right into the parking lot. Choose one session taught by Sandra Nakashima at Drakes Glen Creations in Arcata: SESSION 1: Sat., June 21 time 9-10:30 a.m. fee/members $25/nonmembers $50 (31161) SESSION 2: Sat., July 19 time 9-10:30 a.m. fee/members $25/nonmembers $50 (31162)

Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation is a Community Partner with OLLI at HSU.

Sandra Nakashima, founder and co-owner of Drakes Glen Creations, has been teaching chocolate making classes since 1999.

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OLLI at HSU Course Catalog: Summer 2014