Page 1

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE January-March 2018

Course Newsletter

Josh Langston Pg. 4

CURIOSITY IS TIMELESS ccpe.kennesaw.edu // 470-578-6765 EMPOWER // REINVENT // SUCCEED


NEWSLETTER JAN - MAR 2018 EDITORS Michelle Girage Davia Rose Lassiter ART DIRECTOR Robert Steven Smith PHOTOGRAPHY Todd Hull Lynsey Weatherspoon

CURIOSITY IS TIMELESS

CONTRIBUTORS Jason Brown Dick Harp Caitlin Monday OLLI ADVISORY BOARD

OUR VISION

Making a difference in people’s lives as a leader in lifelong learning.

OUR MISSION

To provide quality, personal and professional lifelong learning opportunities through continuing education programs.

OUR VALUES: • Quality • Customer Satisfaction • Integrity • Creativity • Respect For The Individual

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers an impressive selection of educational and social opportunities for adults age 50 and older. With a purpose to promote lifelong learning and continued intellectual and personal growth for retirement-age individuals, OLLI has become the place for fun, interactive learning in a safe and encouraging environment. Our curriculum draws from the interests, talents and experiences of older adult learners. Academic courses are college level (without the homework, term papers and tests), and cover everything

2

from personal computers to fitness for life and visual arts. Social activities include various gatherings for dinner, laughter and entertainment. Every student that enrolls in our courses or programs becomes one of our OLLI members and will begin to receive our quarterly Newsletter. Our members become part of our unique OLLI family where learning is a continuous part of our culture. Our members are proud to be a part of OLLI, and many of them have developed close friendships and experienced memorable learning opportunities. Come join us and see what OLLI can do for you! All courses held at KSU Center unless stated otherwise. 470-578-6765 3333 Busbee Drive Kennesaw, GA 30144

Chet Austin Dick Harp Matt Mashburn Libby Pitner

Tom Rogers Earl Smith Bob Walsh

CONTENTS Director’s Notes ............................3 Program Spotlight ........................4 OLLI Club Room News ..................6 Senior Literacy Program...............7 Winter Classes ........................ 8-22 Sponsorships ............................. 23 Winter Wonderland .................... 24

DIRECTORY Dick Harp Director dharp@kennesaw.edu Pat Walker Program Manager 470-578-3508 pwalke43@kennesaw.edu Donna McIntosh Administrative Associate 470-578-4448 dmcinto6@kennesaw.edu

Look for our newsletter online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu


DIRECTOR’S NOTES Dick Harp, Director As you might recall, I have been passionately working to develop a program for single seniors within our OLLI. Several years ago, we tried to create such a program. Unfortunately, our efforts were unsuccessful at the time. However, this is a situation that is near and dear to my heart as I know firsthand of the tremendous need for such a program and how it can truly change lives. Are you aware of the fact that the percentage of older adults who live alone has risen from 6% in 1900 to nearly 30% today (Pew Research Center)? And, the likelihood of living alone increases with age as nearly 43% of seniors 65+ now live alone according to U.S. Census data. Many seniors living alone may start to feel social isolation and loneliness. That’s why this program is so vital. I know from talking to many of these individuals at all of our various functions that some can feel out of place attending these events by themselves. In my previous letter, I sent a call out to anyone who would be willing to step forward and take a leadership role in creating this program. I’m pleased to announce that we have three amazing ladies who have answered the bell and will serve as pioneers in getting the program up and

running. I would like to thank Carol Altgilbers, Susan Tike and Marilyn Fritz for sharing in this great vision and their willingness to launch this new endeavor. Our next step is hosting an organizational meet and greet meeting for any current members and interested individuals who would like to help or learn more about this project. Please join us at the OLLI Club Room inside KSU Center (3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, 30144) on Thursday, January 18, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This meeting will serve as the perfect opportunity to share ideas, establish goals, and build a program that we can all be proud of. Refreshments will be served. If you are interested in joining us, please email Pat Walker at pwalke43@kennesaw.edu. We look forward to seeing you.

OLLI SCHOLARSHIPS

IF YOU ARE AGE 50 OR OLDER, YOU COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN OLLI SCHOLARSHIP! It’s easy. Visit us at ccpe.kennesaw.edu/olli and click on the Al & Chet Scholarship Application. Review the requirements, fill out a simple form, and tell us about yourself by selecting one of the topics listed. If you do not have computer access, stop by our Registration Department at KSU Center located at 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144, to pick up an application. You can mail it back to us to the attention of Pat Walker, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Kennesaw State University, 3333 Busbee Drive, MD 3301, Kennesaw, GA 30144. If you have additional questions, please contact Pat Walker at 470-578-3508.

Register online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765

3


PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

4

Look for our newsletter online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu


F

From musicals to poetry, Josh Langston has done it all.

He has 10 novels in print and has helped numerous students develop fiction, memoirs, children’s books and technical manuals. In addition to a love of writing, he values the importance of sharing all the tricks he has learned. As an OLLI instructor, Josh will be teaching, “Learn Short Fiction from a Pro” and “Publish Your Own Book.” Both aimed to help students succeed as writers. He said, “I love helping other people achieve their writing and publishing dreams. There are so many stories to be told.” “Learn Short Fiction from a Pro” will cover the essentials of writing short commercial fiction. The market for this has evolved over the years as a result of the internet. To be considered for publication, submissions to editors are mostly done online, which is cheaper and faster but this means editors have more to look at. This course will help students maneuver this market and become better writers. In the course “Publish Your Own Book,” students will focus on the many facets of independent releases. Josh will discuss everything from proofing a manuscript for errors to designing covers. He will offer expertise on developing other subject material and alternative formats aside from the common forms of novels and memoirs. “The biggest kick I get is when a student shows me the fruit of their work,” he said. “That makes my heart sing.”

Register online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765

5


CLUB ROOM

Open to members Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-4:30PM. In the case of inclement weather or school holidays, the OLLI Club Room will close if Kennesaw State University is closed. For more information, contact Pat Walker at 470-578-3508.

FREE Coffee // FREE Internet access & computer usage // Regularly-scheduled Bridge & Mah Jongg // 10% off OLLI courses (some exceptions apply)

BRIDGE

Intermediate Party Bridge

Party Bridge

• Monday & Wednesday 12:30-3PM Contact - Sara McKinley oinkoink.3255@gmail.com

• Tuesday & Thursday 10AM Contact - Shyam Heda hedashyam@yahoo.com and Dick Easley Rae399@comcast.net

Duplicate Bridge • Tuesday 5:30PM Contact - Corinna Sams corinna_sams@geigerfurniture.com Twice a month we offer 30-minute lessons prior to playing and to score ACBL Master Points for a $5 fee. • Thursday 1:15PM Contact - Ron Poteete poteeter@bellsouth.net

• Wednesday 5:30PM Contact - Jack Cooper jackcooper11@yahoo.com • Thursday 6:00PM Contact- Ann Daniel ann2daniel@gmail.com

MAH JONGG

BEADING

PENCIL & PEN DRAWING

SPANISH

• Friday 10:00AM Contact - Sara McKinley oinkoink.3255@gmail.com

• Monday 10AM-12PM Contact - Bill Needs billneeds@mindspring.com

6

• Tuesday 1:30-4:30PM Contact - Dottie Magner magner1325@aol.com

• Wednesday 9AM-12PM Contact - Marjorie Ryan classesbymargie@netzero.com

• Monday 8:30AM-10AM Contact - Angela Kyriacou akyriaco@kennesaw.edu

Look for our newsletter online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu


Read With Confidence.

Esther Romanoff Kazer

Senior Literacy Program

Build your confidence with this FREE program offered throughout the year. Do you know someone who struggles to read or write well? This comprehensive reading skills improvement program is taught by two highly-trained educators who will offer specialized instruction. Through this course, you will improve your reading and writing skills.

For more information, contact Pat Walker at pwalke43@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-3508.

You Can Do It! EMPOWER // REINVENT // SUCCEED

Register online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765

7


OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS ART & MUSIC

Watercolor with Pen & Ink Advanced

Drawing Landscapes

Calligraphy - The Art of Beautiful Writing

$179 01/18/2018 - 03/15/2018

$119 01/16/2018 - 03/06/2018

$99 03/05/2018 - 03/26/2018

9 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Betty Carr

8 Session(s) Tue 9AM - 11:30AM Instructor(s): Bill Needs

4 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Ruth Murphy

Make your paintings come alive with expressive color and line! In this follow up class to Watercolor with Pen and Ink, we will explore advanced techniques combining watercolor with pen and ink. Learn more about using these versatile mediums with Elizabeth Carr, a professional artist and signature member of The Georgia Watercolor Society and Watercolor Society of Alabama. A supply list will be emailed prior to class.

This class will provide the casual artist who has some skill with the pencil or pen, the opportunity to expand upon that skill and create interesting landscapes. We will work on a realistic depiction of a country scene, a city scene, a waterfront and more. We will work on effective landscape composition and techniques to accurately portray sky, clouds, hills, foliage, grass, water and more. Scenes chosen may include buildings, animals or structures which contribute to a pleasant landscape scene. Our medium will be pencil, but may include use of colored pencil or pen to enhance the final product.

Give the touch of elegance to your personalized invitations, posters and greetings – great for beginners, students, teachers, draftsmen and production technicians. Course fee includes all the materials you will need. Focus is on uppercase, lowercase and basic italic lettering using the broad pen. The last class will be devoted to executing an original calligraphic design.

Watercolor From the Masters $139 01/22/2018 - 03/12/2018 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 1PM Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes Intermediate students will study the paintings of watercolor masters. Instructor will provide some printed copies to use in class (or you can bring your own). We will discuss their style, techniques, composition and color palettes while painting one of their masterpieces. Instructor will demonstrate both a copy one week, then create a new painting from her sketches or photos the following class, using techniques learned from the master just studied. Students will then create their own studies and original paintings.

8

Painted Vacations in Watercolor

NEW COURSE

$139 01/22/2018 - 03/12/2018 NEW COURSE

8 Session(s) Mon 1:30PM - 4:30PM Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes Capture your cherished vacation memories in watercolor! Students will create paintings inspired by their vacation and/or travel photos, personal photographs or sketches. Instructor will give watercolor demonstrations and critiques during the first 30-45 minutes of class. Returning students will build on the skills developed in previous sessions. Do not buy new supplies. We will work with what you have initially, then assess if anything additional is needed.

Beginning Watercolor $119 01/24/2018 - 03/14/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 1PM Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes This beginning watercolor class will teach the basics: supplies, preparing the paper, creating value studies, painting washes, painting on wet and dry paper, mixing colors and techniques for saving the white of the paper. Instructor will complete class demonstrations and students will complete the exercises the first 6 weeks. In remaining classes, students will paint their own watercolors from a class still life or their own reference photographs. Returning students will build on the skills learned in previous session.

Look for our newsletter online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu


Painted Vacations in Watercolor $139 01/22/2018 - 03/12/2018 8 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes Capture your cherished vacation memories in watercolor! Students will create paintings inspired by their vacation and/or travel photos, personal photographs or sketches. Instructor will give watercolor demonstrations and critiques during the first 30-45 minutes of class. Returning students will build on the skills developed in previous sessions. Do not buy new supplies. We will work with what you have initially, then assess if anything additional is needed.

Sketching Your World $99 02/07/2018 - 03/14/2018 6 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Steve Nudson We will be exploring beginning sketching skills and materials. The goal is to help those new to sketching to find suitable media and basic skills to begin exploring their world through frequent sketching in a sketchbook. The focus will be on pen and watercolor.

Sketching Your WorldIntermediate $108 02/07/2018 - 03/14/2018

Painting From Your Photographs

6 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Steve Nudson

$139 01/24/2018 - 03/14/2018

This course is designed for students who have some drawing and watercolor experience or have been in the Beginning Sketching Your World class. Focus will be on pen and watercolor sketching frequently in a sketchbook. One half or more of the class time will be sketching outside of the building at various locations. In the classroom, various topics such as watercolor pallets, mixing watercolor, warm and cool colors, perspective, composition, and other topics will be covered.

8 Session(s) Wed 1:30PM - 4:30PM Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes Create beautiful paintings from your favorite photos and sketches. Teacher will discuss composition and design while providing guidance on each student’s painting. Work in the art medium of your choice (except pastel). To see examples of Kathy Rennell Forbes paintings, visit www.artbykrf.com. Students should have prior painting experience.

Fearless Rendering in Pen and Ink $119 01/16/2018 - 03/06/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 12:30PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Bill Needs Drawing with pen and ink is not for the faint at heart. This ageless medium provides an opportunity for artists to make crisp, detailed illustrations or to complement watercolor painting. This course offers the experienced pencil sketching artist the challenge of laying ink on top of a pencil line. Learn how and when to hatch, cross-hatch, and stipple for tone and shadow. Choose when to use different nibs of pen or brush, or even a broken twig for texture and motion. Experiment with colored india ink, magic marker or graphite for mood. Initial course materials required are: 2B pencil & sharpener, kneadable eraser, 2 Micron pens (.005 and 02), ruler or straight edge, sketchpad, and pad of Bristol Drawing paper (recommend 11”x14” Canson Bristol XL Recycled). This new course will offer surprises as we experiment and learn from each other about how to use a medium sometimes considered unforgiving. Come join us in this surprise!

Register online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765

9


OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Pencil, Pen and Ink Intermediate $119 01/16/2018 - 03/06/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 9:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes Expanding off the Beginner Pencil, Pen and Ink course, students will continue to work with techniques such as shading, creating depth, contrast, as well as delve into more individual studies based on their interests. With one-on-one guidance, students will individually craft their own personal style along with evolving into the next stage of artistry.

Drawing a Portrait $169 01/17/2018 - 03/21/2018 10 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes This course covers a comprehensive procedure for drawing a portrait. During the course, students will study the features and structures that make up the human face, the importance of proportion, and learn how to effectively and accurately depict them on paper. Some drawing experience is preferred but not required.

The Zentangle Method $89 02/22/2018 - 03/29/2018 6 Session(s) Thu 12PM - 2PM Instructor(s): Lynn Fisher The Zentangle Method is an easy-tolearn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured

10

patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.

Animation Appreciation $119 01/16/2018 - 03/06/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Abby Hermes Have you ever watched a cartoon and wondered: How did they make this? How do they make the characters move? This class is designed to enhance understanding of the art of animation! This course will introduce how animated film has evolved from its beginnings, the history and work behind some of the world’s greatest animated classics, as well as view films and animated shorts from various time periods.

make these films so successful. Among the films to be viewed and discussed will be “Jaws,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “E.T.,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Munich,” “Jurassic Park” and “Lincoln”.

NEW COURSE

Great Historic Voices of Opera $99 01/29/2018 - 03/19/2018 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 11:30AM Instructor(s): Donna Angel The class will enjoy volumes of CD’s highlighting the recognized greatest voices throughout history. Anyone who admires the beauty and mystery of the human voice should enjoy listening to and learning background on some of the worlds greatest vocal talents.

Instant Piano

The Art of Steven Spielberg

$59 02/05/2018 - 02/05/2018

$149 01/17/2018 - 03/07/2018

1 Session(s) Mon 1PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Michael McMillan

8 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): George Mengert

If you already know your way around a keyboard a little, then you are ready for this workshop. Learn secrets your piano teacher never told you in this 3-hour session. You will learn all the chords you need to play any song, any style and any key. You’ll then perfect your technique at home using an exclusive CD. Bring cash or check for $29 to pay instructor directly for the student manual and accompanying CD.

NEW COURSE

No filmmaker in contemporary film history has had as much influence on the kind of movies we love as Steven Spielberg: no filmmaker since Howard Hawks has given us such a range and variety of films as Steven Spielberg. From “Jaws” in 1975 to “Lincoln” in 2012, he has continued to produce films of extraordinary quality and popularity. In this course, we will not only view some of Spielberg’s most entertaining films, but also examine the artistic techniques that

Look for our newsletter online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu


Piano By Ear $79 02/19/2018 - 02/19/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 12PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Michael McMillan Contrary to popular belief, anyone can learn to play by ear. Learn the inside secrets professional pianists use (but never reveal), how to pick tunes right out of your head, how to get songs off the radio, how to transpose. This workshop goes beyond mere “ear training.” Open to all musicians (not just pianists) who have a basic understanding of chord theory. Beginners should take Instant Piano as a prerequisite. Bring cash or check for $34 to pay instructor directly for the student manual and accompanying materials.

HISTORY NEW COURSE

Great Decisions $99 02/02/2018 - 03/23/2018 8 Session(s) Fri 10AM - 11:30AM Instructor(s): Jack Carew, Charles Maddrey Great Decisions is a current event series of eight lectures/discussions on foreign affairs. Each year since 1918, the topics are selected by the Foreign Policy Association of the United States based on their direct affect on the American people.

Spirits of The Great American West

The Civil War in Georgia

$99 01/10/2018 - 02/28/2018

$99 01/18/2018 - 02/08/2018

8 Session(s) Wed 10:30AM-11:30AM Instructor(s): Quentin Thomas

4 Session(s) Thu 6PM - 8PM Instructor(s): Michael Shaffer

This class is a very unique look at American History westward from the Mississippi River to California. Major historical events are chronologically tied together with personal accounts, legends and myths. Little known and rarely addressed events and characters are woven together in a classroom lecture & group discussion environment using source documents and hard copy maps. Some historical questions are addressed, but are left as “histories mysteries” since there are no complete explanations that resolve them. Facts are woven together with legends and common sense to make history come alive as you have never experienced it. This class is frequently repeated by students who find each session equally as informative as the preceding one. Students find that Quentin Thomas, a recognized historian, author and cowboy poet, is an entertaining, informative and enlightening instructor.

Georgia: a state rich with Civil War history, from the struggles for her coastal fortifications, to an attempt to steal a steam locomotive, and the many battles fought on her soil. This course will explore the various wartime actions and key participants, beginning with the January 1861 secession vote and culminating with the May 1865 capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis near Irwinville.

NEW COURSE

A History of HartsfieldJackson Atlanta International Airport $99 01/29/2018 - 02/26/2018 5 Session(s) Mon 6:30PM - 8PM Instructor(s): Dale Hartsfield This course will study the book, “What’s In A Name?” written by Dale Hartsfield, the instructor. Mr. Hartsfield was the family spokesperson for the Hartsfield family when the City of Atlanta renamed the airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The controversy surrounding the name change prompted the writing of this book. The class will cover the history of the great airport and the five official names since, the airport was built in 1925. The course will also discuss “fighting city hall.” If you enjoy local history, politics, race relations and more this will be an interesting course for you. The textbook will be included in the course fee.

Register online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765

11


OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Reflections on Elections $69 01/10/2018 - 02/28/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 9AM - 10AM Instructor(s): Quentin Thomas While many closely track contemporary elections, we seldom reflect on elections of the past. Pre-1990. This class will look at the founders debates and ideas that led to Article II of the constitution, “The Executive,” or the office of the president. Discussion will also address the personalities and challenges that were met successfully and in some cases not so successfully by Presidents including their impact on the nation, the world, and their legacies. The class will discuss notable and contentious elections. The final two sessions will be “When Presidents Lie,” and “Elections That Were Especially Consequential.” As time passes Presidents have been rated and frequently these ratings change. Efforts will be made to explain these changes. Most students will be surprised to find that there is little in Presidential politics that is new and yet there is much that might surprise them. THIS IS NOT A CURRENT EVENTS CLASS!

NEW COURSE

How Minor Wars Influenced the History of the World $79 01/31/2018 - 03/28/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 2:30PM Instructor(s): Elsa Nystrom No war is ever minor, but in the modern era, there have been a handful of conflicts that engaged a relatively small number of people, but had a lasting impact on political ideology, religious beliefs and of course weapons technology.

12

In the 19th century, the Crimean war and the Russo-Japanese War fall into this category as do the Balkan conflicts of 1912 and the Spanish Civil War, the Bolshevik Revolution, World War I and II and even the Arab-Israeli Wars, these smaller engagements had an insidious impact far beyond their initial scope. In this class, we will delve into the roots and results of these small scale conflicts to determine how each of them brought substantial change to the world.

NEW COURSE

The Native Americans $99 01/18/2018 - 03/08/2018 8 Session(s) Thu 10:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Sal DePasquale This class examines the history of the Native Americans, beginning with the Siberian migration, enslavement by Queen Isabella, genocide, and rebirth. Suggested readings: Dunbar-Ortiz, R. (2014), An Indigenous People’s History of the United States (Revisioning American History), Griffin, P. (2007) American Leviathan:Empire, Nation, and Revoluntionary Frontier, Isenberg, N. (2016) White Trash: The 400 year old untold History of Class in America, Resendez, A. (2016) The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, Taylor, A (2001) Ameican Colonies: The Settling of North America, Taylor, A. (2016) American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804.

NEW COURSE

Native American Voice from the Great Plains $79 02/07/2018 - 03/14/2018 6 Session(s) Wed 1:30PM - 3PM Instructor(s): This course views American Western history from the perspective of the great warrior tribes of the West from the late 1800s until present day. The class will survey many tribes such as the Commanche, the Apache, the Nez Pierce, the Kiowa, and the Navajo, with a particular focus on the Oglala Lakota Sioux on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. We will highlight the importance of great warrior Indian leaders such as Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Red Cloud, Geronimo, and Quannah Parker. Known as “the greatest light calvary in history,” we will study the battle techniques of these expert and brilliant men, and the batttles in which they demonstrated their prowess. We will also look at the spiritual beliefs and ceremonies of the tribes, and how the Plains Indians carved an existence out of a hostile environment. Finally, the class will study the successes and challenges of reservation life today.

NEW COURSE

Life in the Past Lane $99 02/20/2018 - 03/27/2018 6 Session(s) Tue 6:30PM - 8:30PM Instructor(s): Russ Osmond How is your past also your prologue? This course provides you with the tools to answer that question without ever having to dust off any old boxes full of photos left by deceased “ancient” family

Look for our newsletter online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu


member. By teasing out our own “HISstory” or “HER-story” with humor, fun, free resources and optional class banter and interaction you will discover the “OUR-story” we all share! Shakespeare wrote the words “what is past is prologue” in his play “The Tempest” in 1610. These same words are inscribed on the massive sculpture in front of the our US National Archives Building in Washington, DC where both the original US Declaration of Independence and US Constitution are housed. Now you can create and preserve for anyone you wish your very own “MY-Story.”

NEW COURSE

Shipwrecks - Time Capsules from the Past $99 01/29/2018 - 03/05/2018 6 Session(s) Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Instructor(s): Tom Metcalf Shipwrecks give us insight into the past, sharing secrets and information about how people lived in other times. While there are an estimated 3.5 million worldwide, only a small percentage have economic or historic value. These are the ships we will explore. We will examine a variety of wrecks from a Bronze Age merchant ship to a nineteenth century passenger vessel and many more. The course also reviews the techniques used in underwater archaeology and current maritime salvage laws. We will look at the controversies between treasure hunters and archaeologists and the destructive forces that are ravaging our shared underwater heritage.

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Let’s Begin With Computers! $59 01/11/2018 02/27/2018

OLLI SCHOLAR COMPUTER CERTIFICATE Introduction to PCs $199

1 Session(s) Thu 9AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Debbie Temple Finally, a course for those who have NO experience with the computer. This short session will help prepare you for the Introduction to PCs course. You will learn how to power up the computer, as well as how to navigate using the mouse and keyboard commands. Important basic information in a non-intimidating environment.

Get to Know and Love Your iPad $59 02/03/2018 03/03/2018 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Courtney Teague Join us for a hands-on workshop that will empower you to get the most from your iPad. Get acquainted with iPad features and apps, play music, browse the internet, use email, watch movies, keep your calendar and address book, take and share pictures, video chat, and even more. You’ll discover how apps can help you to simplify tasks, stay connected while you’re on the go, and keep you in touch with family and friends, and stay current on news and interests in your life. Students must bring their own iPad or iPad2 to this class.

01/17/2018 - 01/18/2018 02/28/2018 - 03/01/2018 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM Instructor(s): Debbie Temple For those with some basic knowledge of computers (you can locate the power switch, use a mouse, and recognize Windows desktop). Course covers: how to properly identify and use hardware and software, technology shortcuts, parts of the computer, proper operation of the mouse, and what’s on your computer and what will fit. Windows 10 will be used in this course. Even if you have been exposed to the computer for years, this course should help you build a solid foundation for using the computer to its fullest advantage.

Easy Steps to Safeguard Your Computer $109 02/15/2018 03/29/2018 1 Session(s) Thu 9AM - 3PM Instructor(s): Debbie Temple Spring clean your computer to keep it running at its best. Using Windows and other tools, learn how to free up disk space and clean up Internet files and “cookies.” Security issues (“Spyware,”

Register online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765

13


OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS (continued from page 13) viruses, and pop-ups) - what they are and how to help your computer deal with them. Prerequisite: Introduction to PCs.

Internet and Email Savvy $199 02/07/2018 - 02/08/2018 03/21/2018 - 03/22/2018 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM Instructor(s): Debbie Temple Go beyond the basics you learned in Introduction to PCs. Discover useful websites and gain insight into free email, software, and photo-sharing space. Work with attachments and get some important tips to help you communicate effectively. DOs and DON’Ts of email and Internet navigation. Prerequisite: Introduction to PCs.

Microsoft Word $199 01/31/2018 - 02/01/2018 03/14/2018 - 03/15/2018 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM Instructor(s): Debbie Temple This is a fun, basic, hands-on class. All software uses the basics taught in Microsoft Word. Learn the fundamentals of navigation and selection techniques used in email and on the Internet. Use Microsoft Word 2016 to create, edit, save and print a letter. Prerequisite: Introduction to PCs.

LANGUAGE & LANGUAGE ARTS Conversational Spanish

Windows 10 $199

$159 01/22/2018 - 03/26/2018

01/24/2018 - 01/25/2018 03/07/2018 - 03/08/2018

10 Session(s) Mon 2PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Angela Kyriacou

2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM Instructor(s): Debbie Temple

This class is developed on the four standards of language: Communication, Culture, Connections and Comparisons. The class will learn communication in Spanish using interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes. Knowledge and understanding of other cultures within the Spanish speaking world will be studied as well as, connections with other disciplines and information acquistion then, comparisons to develop insight into the nature of language and culture will be analyzed. This class is designed for students who have completed Spanish is Fun and are ready to learn to initiate, sustain and conclude conversations;

Learn the core functions and features of the Windows 10 interface, how to set up multiple desktops, organize your start screen, utilize search tools, mark up and share websites, install and use apps, and view multiple email accounts in one application. Learn to manage files, browse folders, configure user accounts, and use system security tools.

14

comprehend spoken or written language and present on a variety of familiar topics, all using familiar vocabulary and learned grammatical structures in the context of Culture, Connections and Comparisons.

NEW COURSE

Ladies of Southern Literature $89 01/29/2018 - 02/19/2018 4 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): George Mengert From Gothic terror to twisted humor, these Southern ladies turn the idea of the Southern Belle upside down. In this course, we will study the short studies of four of the greatest female American writers of the 20th century: Flannery O’Connor and Carson McCullers from Georgia, Eudora Welty from Mississippi, and Katherine Anne Porter from Texas. While all four share a common cultural heritage, each is remarkably different in style and themes. Join us as we read and discuss some of the greatest works of these wonderful southern female writers.

Creative Writing $119 01/17/2018 - 03/07/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 12:30PM - 2PM Instructor(s): Beth Hermes If you’ve been afraid to take a writing course because you think it will be a bunch of stodgy folks who sit around in the quiet with their pens scribbling furiously, then THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU because it’s NONE of those things! Beth Hermes facilitates a class that is creative, inspiring and downright FUN. Beth brings a generous spirit

Look for our newsletter online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu


and love of story that are contagious. Her class includes instruction, writing prompts and class sharing. Whether you’re writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose, prepare to be motivated!

Memoir Writing $119 01/17/2018 - 03/07/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Beth Hermes “Wouldn’t That Make A Great Story?” See how quickly you can get on track with your life story, a collection of stories, or a small sliver of time, using the fine art of memoir writing. With humor, writing prompts, class discussions and the opportunity to share in-class from their own works, students will learn a variety of memoir-writing formats and choose the one that best suits their story. Throughout the eight-week workshop, the facilitator will introduce tips and exercises that will help writers of any experience level to break down barriers and release the writer within!

Publish Your Own Book $119 01/17/2018 - 03/07/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11:30AM Instructor(s): Josh Langston This course focuses on the many facets of independent publishing. In addition to the most common forms, novels and memoirs, the instructor will offer expertise in developing other subject material and alternative formats. This course offers instruction on finding the best platform for your work, preparing and polishing your manuscript, cover design, developing a marketing plan, and

avoiding common pitfalls. The instructor, Josh Langston, has 10 novels in print and has helped numerous students develop fiction, memoirs, children’s books, and technical manuals.

NEW COURSE

Write your novel, NOW! $119 01/17/2018 - 03/07/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 12PM - 1:30PM Instructor(s): Josh Langston You’ve been thinking about it for a long time. You may even have started it, perhaps several times, only to get bogged down. Why keep fooling around? Get serious! Discover the tricks and techniques novelist Josh Langston uses to produce a new novel every year. If he can do it, so can you! You’ll pick up a thousand story ideas in the very first class. Learn plot strategy, characterization, how to create and maintain tension, and how these critical elements apply to all genres. Gain insights on sensory writing, dialog construction, and tools for editing and revision. You’ll also get tips on finding an agent, an editor and a publisher.

Learn Short Fiction From A Pro $119 01/17/2018 - 03/07/2018 8 Session(s) Wed 2PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Josh Langston You too, can write market quality short fiction. This introductory course will acquaint beginning fiction writers with everything they will need to create compelling stories. Whether your goal is to entertain friends or family, seek

a broader audience through magazine and anthology submissions, or simply develop your skill to the next level, this course is for you. Bestselling novelist, Josh Langston, will explore the why and how of popular fiction in classes that both educate and entertain. Email, internet access and word processor are all required.

NEW COURSE

Dissecting the Novel $169 01/22/2018 - 03/26/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): June Converse Often the best way to understand and improve is to study the expert around us. Just as great artists study great art, we can study great writers. We can be told how something works or we can experience it. Rather than focus on our own writing process, we will spend this course peeling back the layers of an actual bestseller. Does a bestselling author use a 3-ACT Structure? Can we identify the nine plot points? How are subplots created and concluded? Where and why does the author use story versus plot? How does an author actually use backstory, showing tone and voice to portray his passion and themes? How are the protagonist and antagonist developed and put into battle? How does the author use scene and sequel to create the pace? Can we watch the author’s creative process from beginning to end? Do novels actually follow a form(ula)? Let’s delve deep into a recent bestseller and find out. In this class you not only learn all of the elements of a novel, you will see them in action. If you want to write, this course will help you see why form(ula) works. If you already write, this course will add to your arsenal of understanding. If you are a reader, you will be more engaged in everything you read.

Register online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765

15


OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS OLLI SCHOLAR SPANISH CERTIFICATE Spanish is Fun! Part I $159 01/22/2018 - 03/26/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Angela Kyriacou This course is designed to introduce students to the Spanish language and its similarities with and differences from English. The course will provide students with a beginning vocabulary base related to family, school and everyday things. Students will acquire basic language skills needed to introduce themselves and their family. In addition, students will begin forming short sentences and answering questions using the present tense of regular “ar” verbs. Various components of Spanish culture will also be explored.

Spanish is Fun! Part II $159 01/22/2018 - 03/26/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 2PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Nancy DeLisle-Brown

Spanish is Fun! Part III $159 01/22/2018 - 03/26/2018 10 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Nancy Brown This is a continuation of the course Spanish is Fun! Part II.

Spanish Is Fun! Part IV $159 01/22/2018 - 03/26/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Nancy DeLisle-Brown This course is designed to introduce students to the Spanish language and its similarities and differences from English. The course will continue to provide students with new vocabulary related to conversation, dining and vocabulary used when traveling. Students will acquire language skills to use more complex sentence structures and vocabulary. Various components of Spanish culture will also be explored. Students must have completed Spanish is Fun! Part I, II and III before registering for this course.

FITNESS The Labyrinth - A Walking Meditation $49 02/21/2018 1 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 4PM Instructor(s): Chris Beam The labyrinth, known to be at least 4,000 years old, has been used by many cultures, countries, and faiths around the world. It is a walking meditation on a spiral path leading to a central point, and then back out again. Like the spiral found in nature, such as the conch shell, the pine cone, or the rose blossom, the labyrinth is also a curving line around a central point, symbolizing movement, growth, change, and providing a continually shifting perspective that is inspiring and life-renewing. Walking a labyrinth is a metaphor for life – the path shifts in unexpected ways, sometimes away from your goal, but ultimately leading to the center. It is a powerful meditation tool, helping to quiet the mind and allowing time for personal reflection. Learn about the labyrinth, walk a large canvas labyrinth, and center yourself in quietness and reflection in this class hosted by a Veriditas Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Extended labyrinth walk, meditation and journal writing time from 3-4 p.m.

This is a continuation of the course Spanish is Fun! Part I.

16

Look for our newsletter online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu


Pilates Basics $99 01/25/2018 - 03/29/2018 10 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 11AM Instructor(s): Emily Berreth It’s never too late to try a new exercise, especially one that promises the benefits of Pilates. Ideal for seniors, joint-friendly Pilates increases strength and flexibility through gentle toning exercises and can be adjusted to suit all fitness levels. Thrive in a congenial atmosphere of mutual support. Boost your stamina and muscle tone without the risks of high impact exercise. Wear loose clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Signed waiver is required at the first class session.

Pilates Basics $119 01/22/2018 - 03/26/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 8:30PM Instructor(s): Emily Berreth It’s never too late to try a new exercise, especially one that promises the benefits of Pilates. Ideal for seniors, joint-friendly Pilates increases strength and flexibility through gentle toning exercises and can be adjusted to suit all fitness levels. Thrive in a congenial atmosphere of mutual support. Boost your stamina and muscle tone without the risks of high impact exercise. Wear loose clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Signed waiver is required at the first class session.

NEW COURSE

Fitness for Vitality and Longevity $119 01/19/2018 - 03/23/2018 10 Session(s) Fri 10AM - 11AM Instructor(s): Monica Maddox A transformational approach to aging with exercise designed to promote longevity and create a high quality of life, plus it is fun! Beginning with cardio warm-up with simple but effective moves which will stimulate the metabolism, increase lung capacity, heart health and stimulate brain power. Then into the strength training section where we mix it up using hand weights, stability balls, and resistance bands. Leading into a soothing cooldown that stretch, extend and flex the body, promoting optimal posture. The class will end with guided meditation to culivate spiritual and untapped potential. This program is unique that is offers individual attention allowing you to train at your level, therefore, all levels are welcomed.

Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I $119 01/22/2018 - 03/26/2018 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 11AM Instructor(s): Phil Robinson

Students will also be taught Qigong breathing and relaxation techniques. Signed waiver required at the first class session.

Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II $119 01/24/2018 - 03/28/2018 10 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11AM Instructor(s): Phil Robinson Qigong II will have the same beneficial breathing and exercise techniques as Qigong I, but with more advanced techniques. More exercises will be learned as well as advanced Qigong style meditation. Signed waiver required at the first class session.

Gentle Yoga $99 01/23/2018 - 03/27/2018 01/24/2018 - 03/28/2018 10 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 11AM Instructor(s): Emily Berreth Enjoy the benefits of a class that leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed, yet energized in a heightened state of awareness. This beginners class consists of gentle yoga stretching and is open to people aged 50 and over. A signed waiver is required at the first class session.

Tai Chi, once an ancient Chinese martial art, has evolved into an excellent exercise program for seniors. In this class, created specifically for older adults, we will learn Tai Chi moves and postures that are designed to improve balance, strengthen and tone muscles, improve concentration and encourage an overall sense of wellbeing. All this is done without high impact or a lot of strenuous activity.

Register online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765

17


OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS NEW COURSE

How is Your Waist Size Affecting Your Health? $39 03/05/2018 1 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Carolyn Campbell Until recently, doctors thought that fat was just fat, that there was no difference between cheek fat and belly fat, but research proved us wrong! What we know is that waist size is a very strong predictor of your overall health. Join us as we look at the latest research and gain two simple tools that will help reduce waist size and reduce the risk of illness. There is a workbook associated with this workshop that will be available for purchase from your instructor the day of the event. The workbook cost is $3.50.

Jewelry Making - More Techniques

of this wine class with “Know what you drink – Like what you drink.”

$139 01/09/2018 - 02/13/2018

Spanish Wines

6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 1PM Instructor(s): Marjorie Ryan

$59 03/27/2018

This course is for those who have taken the Jewelry Making - Techniques for Beginners class and wish to build their skill by learning some additional techniques. You will learn stitches such as peyote, herringbone, and netting and do some work with wire. You will also learn some new bead weaving techniques. The projects you will do are stunning one-of-a-kind pieces. A supply fee of $70 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Please bring cash. Supplies provided will include everything you need to make finished pieces of jewelry.

1 Session(s) Wed 6PM - 8:30PM Instructor(s): Walter Bost

Introduction to Wine - A Journey LEISURE

$79 03/20/2018, 3/21, 3/22, 3/26

Jewelry Making - Techniques for Beginners

4 Session(s) Mon, Wed 6PM - 8PM Instructor(s): Walter Bost

$139 01/11/2018 - 02/15/2018

This five-week wine study class will be instructed by Walter Bost who has worked in the wine industry as a Wine Consultant, Wine Specialist, Wine Steward and Wine Broker. He has visited Wine Regions in Europe (France, Spain & Portugal) and the United States with 21 visits to the Napa-Sonoma Wine Regions of California, the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon) and the Finger Lakes Region of New York. With his experience, Mr. Bost brings a significant wine background that also includes classroom instruction of the history, expansion and growth of the world of wine. He sums up the value

6 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 1PM Instructor(s): Marjorie Ryan In this course, you will learn several techniques for making your own beautiful custom jewelry in the color of your choice. Techniques include simple stringing, silk knotting, bead weaving, crochet, wire work and more. A supply fee of $70 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Please bring cash. Supplies provided will include everything you need to make finished pieces of jewelry.

18

This course will include an in-depth look at Spain’s varied wine regions from the cool Atlantic Northwest Galicia area to the world famous Rioja, East to Spain’s sparkling wine (Cava) region in and around Barcelona and South to Andalusia, home to Spain’s fortified wine “Sherry” as well as the other regions that promote Spanish wine production. Spain is the world’s 3rd largest wine producing country and we will explore all of the primary Spanish wines from these separate wine regions. Learn how Spain has become a major contributor to the world of wine.

NEW COURSE

Bourbon 101: An Introduction to the only Truly American Spirit $49 02/08/2018 1 Session(s) Thu 6PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Steve Nudson What is bourbon? What makes bourbon a uniquely American spirit? How is bourbon made? We will answer these and a lot more questions in this class. A short history of bourbon will start the course, including a quick review of the Whiskey Rebellion, the new United State’s government’s first domestic tax and the cause of its first rebellion in the 1790s. Did you know that bourbon is the only spirit specifically defined by law

Look for our newsletter online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu


in the United States? The definition of bourbon will be covered in depth. We will learn how bourbon is made, where it is made, and what makes specific bourbons different. How do you read a bourbon label? The label will be decoded and terms explained so you know what you are buying. What to look for when tasting a bourbon will be covered. We will end the class with a discussion of the major distillers and a few of the special yearly editions. Bring your questions and lets talk bourbon.

NEW COURSE

Bourbon 101: An Introduction to the only Truly American Spirit $49 03/16/2018 - 03/16/2018

NEW COURSE

AppreciaTEA

$99 01/18/2018 - 03/22/2018 10 Session(s) Thu 9AM - 10AM Instructor(s): Ying Zhu How many kinds of tea are there in this world? Which kind would be beneficial for you and is there really such a thing as “my cup of tea”? Come have tea in this class to learn and savor yummy tea from all over the world. At the end of this class, you will have a better understanding and appreciation toward the liquid wisdom in tea as well as you will have gained many memorable experiences enjoying tea. Also, the class will be able to view the Emmy award winning documentary about tea.

Beginning Knitting $159 01/18/2018 - 03/08/2018 8 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Dawn Laurie Students will learn basic knitting by making a pair of fingerless mitts and a matching hat. Learn how to hold yarn and needles, cast on, use simple increase and decrease techniques to shape knitted fabric, bind off and sew a mattress stitch seam. Explore knit and purl stitch patterns, color stripes and working in the round. The class will include an introduction to tools used for knitting, reading ball bands and understanding yarn weight categories and guage.

NEW COURSE

1 Session(s) Fri 9AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Steve Nudson What is bourbon? What makes bourbon a uniquely American spirit? How is bourbon made? We will answer these and a lot more questions in this class. A short history of bourbon will start the course, including a quick review of the Whiskey Rebellion, the new United State’s government’s first domestic tax and the cause of its first rebellion in the 1790’s. Did you know that bourbon is the only spirit specifically defined by law in the United States? The definition of bourbon will be covered in depth. We will learn how bourbon is made, where it is made, and what makes specific bourbons different. How do you read a bourbon label? The label will be decoded and terms explained so you know what you are buying. What to look for when tasting a bourbon will be covered. We will end the class with a discussion of the major distillers and a few of the special yearly editions. Bring your questions and lets talk bourbon.

Digital Photography Introduction $149 01/17/2018 - 02/21/2018 6 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Todd Hull Learn how to recognize and use the controls of the camera to capture images that you will want to share with your friends and family. Learn how to set your camera to take better photographs. Learn how to retrieve the photos from the camera, upload them to your computer, manipulate the size and quality and output them to email and/or your printer. Bring your camera, storage media card and camera instruction manual to class.

Building Blocks Sampler $139 01/16/2018 - 03/06/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Dawn Laurie For the intermediate knitter who is interested in expanding their knowledge of techniques and skill, this class will explore a variety of techniques by making a collection of small knitted blocks. Each week will introduce a new technique including cables, lace, intarsia, duplicate stitch, slipped stitch, mosaic patterns and entrelac. Patterns will be provided for each block. Learn to work from written instructions as well as charts. Become skilled at the little tricks that finesse each technique. Learn how to block each type of pattern, and finish by assembling your sampler bag or blanket with a variety of seaming and joinery techniques.

Register online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765

19


OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS NEW COURSE

Little Sweaters, Big Techniques $139 01/16/2018 - 03/06/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Dawn Laurie Knit a sweater for the special little ones in your life, while learning techniques to create handmade garments of all sizes. Choose from a selection of patterns ranging in skill from advanced beginner to intermediate level. Patterns include a variety of armhole shapes and details, from picked-up bands and buttonholes, to collars, hems, zippers, pockets and hoods. Little touches such as, picot and tubular cast on and bind off techniques, mirrored and full-fashioned increases and decreases, intarsia and duplicate stitch embroidery, will also be explored. Small sweaters provide a great opportunity to enhance finishing skills including blocking garment pieces and a variety of seaming techniques. This class offers the opportunity to try your hand at your first sweater on a small scale or build on skills for a more tailored, heirloom garment.

NEW COURSE

Fly Fishing for Seniors $99 03/01/2018 - 03/22/2018 4 Session(s) Thu 7PM - 9PM Instructor(s): Steve Lamb No experience is necessary in this easy course that shows you how and where to catch fish. If you do not have a fly rod yet, the instructor has plenty to practice with in class, and can make recommendations for your first purchase when you are ready. Learn about fly fishing tackle, terminology, reading a stream, safety,

20

where to find the fish, and where the best trout streams are near Marietta and in Georgia. You will even tie some basic flies. A signed waiver is required at the first class session.

Bridge in the 21st CenturyIntermediate- Modern No Trump Bidding and Play

Mah Jongg

4 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Chris Kohlmiller

$99 02/06/2018 - 03/13/2018 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Martina Goscha This tile game, similar to gin rummy or dominoes, is an Asian favorite and an exciting alternative to card games. Learn the basic rules and play of the game. Enjoy a fun and challenging experience. You do not need a partner. Class is limited to 8 students.

Bridge in the 21st Century Part II - Play of the Hand $99 02/06/2018 - 03/27/2018 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3PM Instructor(s): Margaret Peabody The second in a new series of classes developed by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) designed to introduce a new player to the game of duplicate bridge. This second course PLAY OF THE HAND IN THE 21ST CENTURY focuses on the play of the hand. This class is a stand alone class and the first course in the series is not a prerequisite for this class; however, students should be familiar with bidding concepts introduced in the first class. The focus of the class will be on declarer play. While designed for players interested in duplicate bridge the class is also beneficial to players interested in playing social bridge.

$59 02/13/2018 - 03/06/2018

Designed to help Intermediate players improve bidding and play of hands that begin with NO Trump bids. Bidding topics include the Stayman and Jacoby Transfer conventions, quantitative bids and slam bidding. Play and Defense techniques will include hold-up plays, developing extra tricks, choosing which finesse, safety plays, combining chances, and identifying the danger hand. Each class will consist of a very short lecture, the students bidding and playing 8-10 pre-dealt hands, followed by hand analysis with the instructor. While emphasis is on duplicate bridge tactics and scoring, the class will also benefit the players playing social bridge. The course requires basic understanding and experience playing bridge. Completion of the previous course(s) is not required, but strongly recommended. NEW COURSE

Know How To Go! $39 01/20/2018 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 10:30AM Instructor(s): Courtney Teague Driving to the doctor, the supermarket, to visit friends or just to see the change in seasons through Mother Nature’s eyes can be very time consuming and stressful for many of us. It is time for you to be footloose and fancy free. Come learn how to use your mobile device to secure safe transportation using Uber and Lyft. You will learn how to download the apps, and make transportation requests.

Look for our newsletter online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu


MONEY MATTERS

Death and Taxes

Retirement Income Planning

$49 01/31/2018

$49 02/21/2018

1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders

1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders

Two things are certain. Death and Taxes! In this class, we will address proper estate planning documents and planning for incapacity and death. How you ensure your wishes are executed with little interference and without the costs and publicity of probate? We will spend time discussing simple strategies to reduce and possibly eliminate current and future income and estate taxes. Teachers will provide a fun and interactive environment.

When it comes to planning for your retirement income, it’s easy to overlook some of the common factors that can affect how much you’ll have available to spend. If you don’t consider how your retirement income can be impacted by investment risk, inflation risk, catastrophic illness or long-term care, and taxes, you may not be able to enjoy the retirement you envision.

Retirement and Social Security FREE 02/07/2018 1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12:30PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders Are you planning for retirement or have you already retired? Get first-hand knowledge from an expert in the Social Security area and take home strategies to help you understand how social security works. • who is covered/not covered • benefits you may be eligible to receive before retirement • common phrases • choosing when to retire • other benefits - Medicare

Estate Planning for 2nd Marriages $49 01/24/2018 1 Session(s) Wed 6PM - 8:30PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders If you are in your 2nd marriage you will gain insight and thoughtful considerations on how to design your estate plan. If children exist from prior marriages you will not want to miss this course as we will show you how to benefit your spouse and not disinherit your children. Instructors will give you thoughtful information to consider in an interactive and conversational environment.

Estate Planning for 2nd Marriages

Personal Income Tax

$49 01/24/2018

$59 02/10/2018

1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders

1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Daniel Olejnik

If you are in your 2nd marriage you will gain insight and thoughtful considerations on how to design your estate plan. If children exist from prior marriages you will not want to miss this course as we will show you how to benefit your spouse and not disinherit your children. Instructors will give you thoughtful information to consider in an interactive and conversational environment.

Unfortunately, the country’s tax code is way too complex. So much so, that half the population pays someone to prepare their taxes. If you like to go it alone, this class will offer insight into the major schedules that the average peson might encounter. In addition to covering the basic form (1040), we will look at Schedule A (itemized deductions), Schedule B ( interest and dividends), Schedule C (self-employment), Schedule D (capital gains), Schedule E (real estate) and a few ancillary schedules that tie into one or more of the main forms. The course will also consider overlooked deductions and ways to legally minimize everyone’s tax situation.

NEW COURSE

Register online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765

21


OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS NEW COURSE

Beyond Traditional Long Term Care Insurance $39 01/31/2018 1 Session(s) Wed 1:30PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders Learn Long Term Care (LTC) Strategies beyond traditional LTC policies. What options exist if you do not qualify for traditional long term care? How do you have tax-free money, that pay if you live, if you are incapacitated and at death? What is a GA Partnership Plan? This class will provide information in a fun conversational environment.

NEW COURSE

Asset Protection and Tax Tips for Retirees with Retirement Accounts

OLLI EVENTS

$39 02/28/2018

FREE 02/02/2018

1 Session(s) Wed 1:30PM - 3:30PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders

1 Session(s) Fri 9AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Dr. Laurie Nelson, Au.D

Do you know there are certain protections for you against litigation and lawsuits if you own a retirement account? Learn how you can protect your assests and learn tax advantages you might not know about.

OLLI brings to its members a free hearing screening with Dr. Laurie Nelson, who carries her Doctorate and Masters degrees in Audiology, and is the owner of the Marietta Hearing Center. Screenings will take approximately 10 minutes per person. Registration is required and space is limited.

Hearing Screening

NEW COURSE

Generational Wealth Transfer Strategies $49 02/28/2018 1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Instructor(s): Ted Sanders Learn techniques the ultra wealthy have been using for decades with estate and tax tips that you can use today. How do generations have their estate protected from lawsuits, divorce and even taxes? Instructor will provide you with information in a conversational environment.

22

Look for our newsletter online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu


THANK YOU to our community sponsors for their continued support of our programs. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please call Pat Walker at 470-578-3508 for more information.

Register online at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-6765

23


3333 Busbee Drive, MD 3301 Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

sponsored by •

MONDAY • FEBRUARY 12 KSU CENTER, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144 Dinner 6-7 p.m. | Entertainment 7-9 p.m. | $15

Register: 470-578-6765 or ccpe.kennesaw.edu EMPOWER // REINVENT // SUCCEED

OLLI Courses January - March 2018  

OLLI Courses January - March 2018