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NEWSLETTER APR - JUN 2017 EDITORS Michelle Girage Davia Rose Lassiter ART DIRECTOR Robert Steven Smith PHOTOGRAPHY John Amis Todd Hull Lynsey Weatherspoon


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


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


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

CONTRIBUTORS Jason Brown Dick Harp Caitlin Monday OLLI ADVISORY BOARD Tom Alexander Chet Austin Dick Harp Matt Mashburn

Libby Pitner Tom Rogers Earl Smith Bob Walsh

CONTENTS Director’s Notes ............................3 Program Spotlight ........................4 Senior Literacy Program...............5 OLLI Club Room News ..................6 Spring Classes .........................6-15 Ports Of Call ................................ 16

DIRECTORY Dick Harp Director Pat Walker Program Manager 470-578-3508 Donna McIntosh Administrative Associate 470-578-4448

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DIRECTOR’S NOTES Dick Harp, Director I regret to report that I have succumbed to constant pressure from my grandchildren and have finally moved into the new and modern world. I am now the sorry owner of a new Apple iPhone 7. I was constantly being teased about being “old fashioned” whenever I pulled out my old and lovable flip phone which worked very well for years and never gave me any problems. In a senior moment of weakness, I agreed to go with my grandson to a Verizon store and purchase a new phone. The salesman explained a few features and then told me, if I encountered any problems, to simply print out the operating instructions which are available on the Internet. The first problem I had was trying to fit the new phone into my “phone pocket.” Didn’t fit. It was all downhill from there. I tried to call my favorites. Didn’t work. After spending a frustrating day trying to move into the new world, I looked up the instructions on the Internet and began printing. I ran out of paper and then checked to see how much more printing was necessary. I am certain there were at least a thousand or more pages that still needed to be printed after which I would spend a few years studying the instructions. I should mention there was no table of contents or index to guide me to what I needed. My grandson told me he would come to my rescue and teach me how to use the phone. I have no idea how long that will take. I mentioned my problem this morning to our youth program leader at church and she suggested I visit her religious education classes which are for the teenagers in our parish. She told me they could teach me everything I needed to know in a few minutes. That certainly didn’t

make me feel any better. Amazing what one might consider when desperation sets in. Perhaps we should offer an OLLI course to teach our members how to use the new telephones. In the meantime, I am off to a teenager’s religious education class. I hope they will be kind and gentle on a senior who doesn’t adjust very well to change. I really miss my flip phone. Hope to see you in class soon.


IF YOU ARE AGE 50 OR OLDER, YOU COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN OLLI SCHOLARSHIP! It’s easy. Visit us at 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.

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The labyrinth is an

ancient wisdom tool used for meditation. The oldest labyrinth design, the Classical Labyrinth, is 4,000 to 5,000 years old. It can be found in many cultures around the world. The path follows a circular design and allows for those walking to meander. The path itself might change along the way, but all paths lead to the center.

In 2015, Chris Beam introduced this course to OLLI students. She is a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator and Veriditas trained. Veriditas is a nonprofit international organization whose mission is to “inspire personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience.” They support labyrinth facilitators around the world trying to promote a further understanding of it as a tool for personal and community transformation. Chris says, “The labyrinth is also a metaphor for your journey in life, in the present moment. Only the participant, the walker, knows what that metaphor is for them.” She said the Labyrinth is seen as a powerful meditation tool. Meditation in general clears the mind and allows the voice within to be heard. It can reduce stress and overall has benefits to all aspects of health, including reducing high blood pressure. Some may use the Labyrinth as a means of relieving stress or as a source of fun for children to run within it.

Walking the labyrinth clears the mind and engages the right brain where one may receive impressions, creative inspiration, allowing you to become a receptacle for the divine. “Once someone is in the labyrinth, it allows for the noise of the day to fade away the closer to the center they get,” Chris said. “Once you reach the center, you spend as much time there as you would like, and then return to the ‘outside world’ with whatever insight or inspiration you have gleaned.” Those in this class will leave with a better understanding of the history and general knowledge of the labyrinth. Along with resources for finding nearby labyrinths, students will make their own. “Most of all, they will leave the class with a sense of peace, acknowledging our oneness — yet uniqueness — on our journey in life. They will leave with a sense of being touched in some way,” Chris said.

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 or 470-578-3508.


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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)


INTERMEDIATE PARTY BRIDGE • Monday & Wednesday 12:30-3PM Contact - Sara McKinley DUPLICATE BRIDGE • Tuesday 5:30PM Contact - Ron Poteete 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

PARTY BRIDGE • Tuesday & Thursday 10AM Contact - Shyam Heda • Tuesday 1:30-4:30PM Contact - Dottie Magner • Wednesday 5:30PM Contact - Jack Cooper • Thursday 6:00PM Contact- Ann Daniel

Mah Jongg

• Friday 10:00AM Contact - Sara McKinley

Pencil & Pen Drawing • Monday 10AM-1PM Contact - Bill Needs


• Wednesday 10AM-1PM Contact - Marjorie Ryan

OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Drawing FUNdamentals ART & MUSIC Calligraphy - The Art of Beautiful Writing

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. $99, 8 Hrs Instructor(s): Ruth Murphy 04/24/17 - 05/15/17 4 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Course# 174SFNA2261A


This course will cover the basic fundamentals of drawing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We will cover line drawing, composition, proportion, perspective, value and other basics. By the end of the course, students should be able to see and accurately replicate shapes and forms, use light and shadow for effect, and depict simple drawings suitable for display. $119, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Abby Hermes 04/04/17 - 05/23/17 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3:30PM Course# 174SFNA2204A

Pencil, Pen & Ink Drawing Beginning

Believe it or not, everyone can learn to draw! Whether your doodle results in stick figures, or you want to advance your hobby in watercolor

or oil for more realism, this class will help the beginner “draw what you see” through patient, expert guidance and practiced technique. Bring a #2 pencil to the first class. Additional supplies (pencils, eraser, and sketchbook) will be discussed and recommended to suit your interest at the first class. Basic supplies will not exceed $10-$15. $119, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Abby Hermes 04/04/17 - 05/23/17 8 Session(s) Tue 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 174SFNA2260A

Sketching Your World

A sketching and watercolor class for the nonartist who always wanted to sketch but thought they couldn’t do it. Well, yes you can. We will be exploring beginning sketching skills and materials. The goal is to help those new to

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sketching develop basic skills using pen and watercolor, and to begin exploring their world through frequent sketching in a sketchbook. $99, 15 Hrs Instructor(s): Steve Nudson 04/11/17 - 05/16/17 6 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3:30PM Course# 174SFNA2249A NEW COURSE

Sketching Your World Intermediate

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. $108, 15 Hrs Instructor(s): Steve Nudson 04/11/17 - 05/16/17 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12:30PM Course# 174SFNA2253A

Oil Painting - Beginning

Discover the basics of oil painting using minimal colors. A supply list will be provided and discussed at the first class. Prior drawing experience is very beneficial. Students will complete class exercises after teacher demonstrations. This will include making color charts and practicing oil techniques. $139, 24 Hrs Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes 03/27/17 - 05/22/17 (Omit: 4/3/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 1PM Course# 173SFNA2241A

Beginning Watercolor

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. $119, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes 03/27/17 - 05/22/17 (Omit: 4/3/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 8:30PM Course# 173SFNA2210B

$139, 24 Hrs Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes 03/29/17 - 05/24/17 (Omit: 4/5/17) 8 Session(s) Wed 1:30PM - 4:30PM Course# 173SFNA2279B


Painted Vacations in Watercolor

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. $139, 24 Hrs Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes 03/27/17 - 05/22/17 (Omit: 4/3/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 1:30PM - 4:30PM Course# 173SFNA2237B

Painting Abstractly

Discover the joys of abstract painting with different class exercises each week. Paint in any medium (except pastels). Each exercise will take 1-2 weeks. Bring your own supplies you currently use and supports (paper, canvas, panels, whatever you normally paint upon). Must be proficient in the medium you will use, this is not a how to use the medium class but to learn how to create abstractly. $139, 24 Hrs Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes 03/29/17 - 05/24/17 (Omit: 4/5/17) 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 1PM Course# 173SFNA2242B

Painting From Your Photographs

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 Students should have prior painting experience.

Florals in Watercolor

Learn to paint fluidly-fascinating florals in this introduction to painting flowers, leaves, containers and fabric in exciting compositions. This class will employ use of helpful techniques for accomplishing sparklingly and vivid results with watercolor on watercolor paper. Instructor will give live demos each class and then spend time with individual students as they paint. $109, 18 Hrs Instructor(s): Elizabeth Carr 04/13/17 - 05/18/17 6 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 4PM Course# 174SFNA2281A


Drawing Your Own House

Have you ever admired the crisp detail of an ink drawing of a house or monument? Have you thought you would like to be able to do that? This course offers the opportunity to understand how an “architectural rendering” is developed. Students will learn and apply skills to complete a pen and ink drawing of your own home, boat or memorable structure from a vacation. Using a favorite photograph, you will apply artistic elements of composition to develop a design unique to each picture. Then, applying pencil and pen techniques, you will illustrate the complete building and surrounding scenic features. You will finish with a piece of art suitable to frame. $119, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Bill Needs 04/04/17 - 05/23/17 8 Session(s) Tue 9AM - 11:30AM Course# 174SFNA2254A


Depicting Realistic Foliage in Landscape Art

Every landscape artist realizes the importance of being able to reproduce a believable tree, a bush, a flower, even grass. This course offers the opportunity to replicate plants in a scene, (Continued on page 8)

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from the structure of a tree anchored by roots, to texture of bark, to the lace canopy of leaves; and the natural world that surrounds it. This course will focus upon how to light and shadow play upon the display of each plant in a landscape and upon specific plants inside a composition. Using pencil, charcoal or pen, we will practice techniques to capture these images in your scetchbook – practice intended to transfer to other media of your choice – for realistic as well as abstract art. $79, 10 Hrs Instructor(s): Bill Needs 04/04/17 - 04/25/17 4 Session(s) Tue 12:30PM - 3PM Course# 174SFNA2255A


The Zentangle© Method

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured 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. Supply list will be provided at the first class. $89, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Lynn Fisher 04/27/17 - 06/08/17 (Omit 5/11) 6 Session(s) Thu 12PM - 2PM Course# 174SFNA2265A


Depicting Realistic Water in Landscape Art

In landscape art, water is often an essential component of the scene. Water may appear as waves crashing against rocks at the seashore; movement of a stream flowing through a forest before dropping into a waterfall; ripples spreading outward from a tossed stone or a horse taking a drink; rain falling from the sky, dew drops on a blossom; mist and clouds as part of the changing weather, even snow and ice of winter. This course will introduce the artist to drawing techniques using pencil, pen, charcoal, blender, and eraser applied to a variety of paper textures that will capture the features of nature found in landscape art. There will be demostrations, followed by practice and feedback by the instructor and students. You will leave this course with information to sharpen your skills no matter what your medium. $79, 10 Hrs Instructor(s): Bill Needs 05/02/17 - 05/23/17 4 Session(s) Tue 12:30PM - 3PM Course# 174SFNA2256A


Art of the Italian Renaissance (1300-1550) Giotto through Michelangelo

In his book “The Da Vinci Code” Dan Brown merely scratched the surface. Join us as we delve more deeply into the hidden language employed by the Masters of the Italian Renaissance. Through interactive dialogue and hands-on activities, we’ll explore the masterworks of the Raphaels, the Leonardos, and the Michelangelos. And in a matter of weeks we’ll be deciphering a visual code reserved not only for the intellectual elite but one so masterfully executed that many scholars believe this time period to be the apex of Western artistic expression. $169, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Scottie Foss 04/05/17 - 06/07/17 10 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3PM Course# 174SFNA2248A



In this course, students will be exploring Baroque art (1600-1750). Imagine sitting in a room with Sigmund Freud, Steve Jobs and John Dillinger, each vying for the other’s oxygen. We would call this the perfect storm.


In art, it is called the imperfect pearl, or the Baroque, a period in western Europe ranging from 1600 to 1750. Join us as we delve into this world filled with entrepreneurs, mavericks, and Europe’s first bohemian artists known as Rubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and Vermeer. $139, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Scottie Foss 04/05/17 - 06/07/17 10 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12PM Course# 174SFNA2258A

Italian Opera

This course will explore the beginning of opera with Monteverdi and through the use of CDs and DVDs, trace the lasting influence that Italian opera composers have monumentally influenced our love and knowledge of the operatic art form. We will discuss the development of Italian opera beginning with the Renaissance period and end with the 20th century greats. $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Donna Angel 04/24/17 - 06/19/17 (Omit: 5/29/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 11:30AM Course# 174SFNA2257A


Berlin Philharmoniker in Concert in Eight Different Symphonic Halls Across Europe

Since May 1, 1991, the Berlin Philharmoniker celebrates and commemorates the cultural unity of Europe and the founding of the orchestra. The concerts were conceived as televised presentations. Seven TV cameras choreograph the orchestra, so, that you not only hear the music, but see the instruments and the players. Via sight and sound, you will understand why Beethoven sounds like Beethoven. $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Jack Carew & Charles Maddrey 05/01/17 - 06/26/17 (Omit: 5/29/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 11:30AM Course# 174SFNA2259A

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Instant Piano 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. $59, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Michael McMillan 05/09/17 1 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 4PM Course# 174SFNA2311A

Piano By Ear

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. $79, 4 Hrs Instructor(s): Michael McMillan 05/16/17 1 Session(s) Tue 12PM - 4PM Course# 174SFNA2316A

Lady Vanishes” (1938), “Suspicion” (1941), “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943), “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956), “The Birds” (1963), and “Frenzy” (1972). $119, 14 Hrs Instructor(s): George Mengert 04/05/17 - 05/17/17 7 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12PM Course# 174SFNA2294A

military advantage. This course will explore the use of encrypted messages, life-risking missions behind enemy lines, and much more. Optional Textbooks: Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War. Donald E. Markle. Hippocrene Books, 2004. ISBN: 078181037x. $69, 8 Hrs Instructor(s): Michael Shaffer 05/01/17 - 05/22/17 4 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 9PM Course# 174SHIS2612A

HISTORY Spirits of The Great American West

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. $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Quentin Thomas 04/05/17 - 05/24/17 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11:30AM Course# 174SHIS2565A


November 22, 1963

In this course, students will learn about a former Marine, who served in Japan on a top secret assignment and defected to the Soviet Union and returned to American but did not face espionage charges. He purchased a mail order poor quality Italian made rifle that he used to kill President John F. Kennedy while on a lunch break. This individual went to the lunchroom after the assassination to eat his lunch and later, proceeded to a movie theater, killing a police officer along the way. He was arrested in the theater and was killed two days later in the police station by a MAFIA connected strip club owner. Suggested reading: The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government by David Talbot. The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their Secret World War by Steven Kinzer and November 22, 1963: A Brief Guide to the JFK Assassination by Jeremy Bojczuk. $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Sal DePasquale 04/13/17 - 06/01/17 8 Session(s) Thu 10:30AM - 12PM Course# 174SHIS2613A


The Art of Alfred HitchcockPart II

The Art of Alfred Hitchcock - Part II builds on the stylistic techniques and themes examined in Part I. Seven new films will be studied as part of the ongoing study of the great Master of Suspense. The films to be analyzed in Part II will be “Young and Innocent” (1937), “The



Civil War Spies

This course will explore the various methods used, North and South, in deploying spies to gather intelligence during the Civil War. Men and women served as spies, and secret societies formed, as the combatants sought to gain a

Game Changers... Westward Ho!

Game Changers - History and Folk Music. Students will hear stories of people and events that changed the course of our history. These classes include the stories of these “Gamechangers:” The Erie Canal, Sacagawea, (Continued on page 10)

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“Westward Ho,” Andrew Jackson (hero or villain), Kit Carson, John Wesley Powell, “Three Ladies,” “The Dust Bowl,” and Abigail Adams (founding Mother). Each class contains folk music and guitar. $79, 8 Hrs Instructor(s): Brandt Ross 04/03/17 - 05/22/17 8 Session(s) Mon 11AM - 12PM Course# 174SHIS2614A


Faces of “America’s Greatest Generations” Since 1776

The “American Experience,” sometimes called the “American Dream” rises from the ashes of war again and again since the founding of the American nation in the late 18th century. In the 19th century the term “Manifest Destiny” exploded to the forefront of the explanations and justifications for frontier “pioneers” to patriotically fill in all that land between both oceans no matter the personal sacrifice. The 20th century, pockmarked with a new form of poverty and massive systems failure, resonates to this day with the hopes and achievements of successfully “Making the World Safe for Democracy.” Our 21st century mantras have often clustered around themes of multiple faces of “Keep America Great”...students will leave this course knowing why. $129, 16 Hrs Instructor(s): Russell Osmond 04/04/17 - 05/23/17 8 Session(s) Tue 7PM - 9PM Course# 174SHIS2615A

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Let’s Begin With Computers!

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. $59, 3 Hrs, 0.3 CEU Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 04/03/17 1 Session(s) Mon 9AM - 12PM Course# 174SBAS1010A 06/08/17 1 Session(s) Thu 9AM - 12PM Course# 1744SBAS1010B


Following are the five foundation courses to be completed for the OLLI Scholar Computer Certificate. Each course builds upon what the previous course has presented. You should complete all five courses within one year to earn the certificate. If you are a computer novice, we suggest taking Let’s Begin With Computers before beginning the OLLI Scholar Computer Certificate.

05/01/17 - 05/02/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SBAS1000B 06/13/17 - 06/14/17 2 Session(s) Tue, Wed 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SBAS1000C

OLLI Scholar Class 2

Internet and Email Savvy

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. $199, 10 Hrs, 1 CEU Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 04/10/17 - 04/11/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SBAS1008A 05/10/17 - 05/11/17 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SBAS1008B 06/21/17 - 06/22/17 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SBAS1008C

OLLI Scholar Class 1

Introduction to PCs

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. 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.


$199, 10 Hrs, 1 CEU Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 04/04/17 - 04/05/17 2 Session(s) Tue, Wed 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SBAS1000A

OLLI Scholar Class 3

Windows 10

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. $199, 10 Hrs, 1 CEU Instructor(s): Debbie Temple

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04/17/17 - 04/18/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SBAS1041A 06/06/17 - 06/07/17 2 Session(s) Tue, Wed 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SBAS1041B

OLLI Scholar Class 4

Microsoft Word

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 to create, edit, save and print a letter. Prerequisite: Introduction to PCs. $199, 10 Hrs, 1 CEU Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 04/25/17 - 04/26/17 2 Session(s) Tue, Wed 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SMOF1002A 05/22/17 - 05/23/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SMOF1002B

OLLI Scholar Class 5

Easy Steps to Safeguard Your Computer

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,” viruses, and pop-ups) what they are and how to help your computer deal with them. Prerequisite: Introduction to PCs. $109, 5 Hrs, 0.5 CEU Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 04/27/17 1 Session(s) Thu 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SBAS1005A 06/29/17 1 Session(s) Thu 9AM - 3PM Course# 174SBAS1005B


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 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! $119, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Beth Hermes 04/05/17 - 05/24/17 8 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 2:30PM Course# 174SLTW2519A

Memoir Writing

“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! $119, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Beth Hermes 04/05/17 - 05/24/17 8 Session(s) Wed 10:30AM - 12PM Course# 174SLTW2559A

Publish Your Own Book

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. $119, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Josh Langston 04/12/17 - 05/31/17 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11:30AM Course# 174SLTW2562A

Write your novel, NOW!

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. $159, 16 Hrs Instructor(s): Josh Langston 04/12/17 - 05/31/17 8 Session(s) Wed 12PM - 2PM Course# 174SLTW2563A


Driving Your Destiny

In this course, students will focus on daily observation and Dream Journaling basics for greater creativity. Students will learn how to use their dreams to solve problems, discover patterns, overcome fears, enjoy greater clarity and awareness, look at the world from a different perspective and tap into the personal creativity. Each student will journal about their dreams. $59, 10 Hrs Instructor(s): Beth Hermes 04/04/17 - 04/25/17 4 Session(s) Tue 10:30AM - 1PM Course# 174SLTW2564A

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Spanish is Fun! Part I

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. $159, 20 Hrs, 2 CEUs Instructor(s): Angela Kyriacou 04/13/17 - 06/15/17 10 Session(s) Thu 2PM - 4PM Course# 174SLAN3320A OLLI Scholar Class 2

Spanish is Fun! Part II

This is a continuation of the course Spanish is Fun! Prerequisite: Part I. $159, 20 Hrs, 2 CEUs Instructor(s): Nancy DeLisle-Brown 04/10/17 - 06/19/17 (Omit: 5/29/17) 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Course# 174SLAN3321A OLLI Scholar Class 3

Spanish is Fun! Part III

This is a continuation of the course Spanish is Fun! Prerequisite: Part II. $159, 20 Hrs, 2 CEUs Instructor(s): Joe Aguilera 04/10/17 - 06/19/17 (Omit: 5/29/17) 10 Session(s) Mon 2PM - 4PM Course# 174SLAN3322A OLLI Scholar Class 4

Spanish Is Fun! Part IV

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! Prerequisite: Part I, II and III before registering for this course. $159, 20 Hrs, 2 CEUs Instructor(s): Lily Mendoza 04/06/17 - 06/08/17 10 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 3PM Course# 174SLAN3323A

FITNESS The Labyrinth A Walking Meditation

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 3-4PM. $49, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Chris Beam 05/03/17 1 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 4PM Course# 174SHRC1202A

Pilates Basics

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. $119, 15 Hrs Instructor(s): Emily Berreth 04/17/17 - 06/26/17 (Omit: 5/29/17) 10 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 8:30PM Course# 174SHRC1204A 04/17/17 - 06/26/17 (Omit: 5/29/17) 10 Session(s) Mon 11AM - 12PM Course# 174SHRC1204B

Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I

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 well-being. All this is done without high impact or a lot of strenuous activity. Students will also be taught Qigong breathing and relaxation techniques. Signed waiver required at the first class session. $119, 10 Hrs Instructor(s): Phil Robinson 04/10/17 - 06/19/17 (Omit: 5/29/17) 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 11AM Course# 174SHRC1211A

Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II

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.

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$119, 10 Hrs Instructor(s): Phil Robinson 04/19/17 - 06/21/17 10 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11AM Course# 174SHRC1213A

Gentle Yoga

Enjoy the benefits of a class that leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed, yet energized in a heightened state of awareness. Class consists of gentle yoga stretching and guided meditations and is open to people aged 50 and over. A signed waiver is required at the first class session. $99, 10 Hrs Instructor(s): Emily Berreth 04/26/17 - 06/28/17 10 Session(s) Wed 7PM - 8PM Course# 174SHRC1215A 04/26/17 - 06/28/17 10 Session(s) Wed 11AM - 12PM Course# 174SHRC1215B

LEISURE Jewelry Making - Techniques for Beginners

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. $139, 18 Hrs Instructor(s): Marjorie Ryan 04/06/17 - 05/11/17 6 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 1PM Course# 174SHGD2463A

Jewelry Making - More Techniques

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. $139, 18 Hrs Instructor(s): Marjorie Ryan 04/04/17 - 05/09/17 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 1PM Course# 174SHGD2464A

Digital Photography Introduction

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. $149, 15 Hrs Instructor(s): Todd Hull 05/17/17 - 06/21/17 6 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3:30PM Course# 174SFNA2327A

Wine Appreciation

This class is a discussion about and sampling of several varieties of wine from around the world. Find out what makes wines from different regions unique and what you should look for when purchasing wine. The course fee includes lunch at Marietta Country Club, the instructional program, and the wine tasting. This class is for the beginner or the informed collector. $69, 3 Hrs 05/23/17 1 Session(s) Tue 11AM - 2PM Course# 174SHIS2530B


Beginning Knitting

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. $139, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Dawn Laurie 05/09/17 - 06/13/17 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Course# 174SHGD2465A

Fly Fishing for Seniors

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, 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. $99, 8 Hrs Instructor(s): Steve Lamb 04/06/17 - 04/27/17 4 Session(s) Thu 7PM - 9PM Course# 174SHRC1031A

Mah Jongg

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 eight students. $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Martina Goscha 04/11/17 - 05/16/17 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Course# 174SHRC1045A

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS Bridge in the 21st Century Part I

This series was developed by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) to introduce a new player to the game of duplicate bridge. The first course - BIDDING IN THE 21ST CENTURY is an introductory course designed to give the students a chance to experience what the game is all about - and to enjoy the experience. During this eight weeks there will be opportunities to play, talk, observe, discover, draw conclusions, laugh and develop ways of thinking about the game. While designed for players interested in duplicate bridge the class is also beneficial to players interested in playing social bridge. Book will be provided by instructor on the first day of class and is included in the cost of the course. $99, 16 Hrs Instructor(s): Chris Kohlmiller 04/25/17 - 06/13/17 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Course# 174SHRC1054A

Bridge in the 21st Century Part III- Defense

The third in a series of courses for beginning and advancing players offered by the American Contract Bridge League and KSU. In this course we look at techniques for defeating contracts that declarer would make if we do not defend carefully. We start by looking at the guidelines for handling specific situations on defense: opening leads, thirdhand play, second-hand play and signals. We move on to look at how the defenders establish winners and take their sure tricks. Then we see how the defenders can interfere with declarer’s plan to make the contract. Finally, we take a look at how the defenders formulate their plan and put it into action. This course does not require completion of the first two courses in the series but it is recommended that the student consider taking those classes prior to taking this class. $99, 16 Hrs Instructor(s): Margaret Peabody 04/25/17 - 06/13/17 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3PM Course# 174SHRC1058A


Getting Started in Genealogy

Tracing your family ancestry is a fascinating process. Getting Started in Genealogy will help you learn how to begin your family search using family, governmental, library, and electronic resources. Students learn how to access the billions of records and tools available in person and online. Items to be explored include vital records, family trees, census records, newspaper archives, military records, church and cemetery information, immigration information, library records, genealogy software and other resources. $99, 15 Hrs Instructor(s): Chris Schleier, Joanne Schleier 05/08/17 - 05/24/17 6 Session(s) Mon, Wed 6:30PM - 9PM Course# 174SPGF3556A

MONEY MATTERS eBay Stores 101

The most successful eBay sellers are those who have eBay stores. Learn how to open, setup, merchandise and market an eBay store. Course is primarily for those who are serious about selling on eBay beyond just the basic selling format. Learn how to enter the arena of internet commerce (eCommerce) via the easiest, fastest and most economical method available today. Prerequisite: Basics of eBay Selling. $119, 6 Hrs Instructor(s): James Daniel 05/24/17 - 05/25/17 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 6PM - 9PM Course# 174SPGF3644A

Basics of eBay Selling Seminar includes: • an introduction to eBay, eBay safety and a synopsis of opportunities available on eBay • setting up a secure seller’s account • pricing strategies • putting together a complete listing • completing the sale $119, 6 Hrs Instructor(s): James Daniel

04/18/17 - 04/19/17 2 Session(s) Tue, Wed 6PM - 9PM Course# 174SPGF3645A 06/20/17 - 06/21/17 2 Session(s) Tue, Wed 6PM - 9PM Course# 174SPGF3645B

Building Your Business on eBay: Beyond the Basics

This six-hour workbook advanced selling seminar is instructor led and will include information on: • starting a business on eBay • listings, formats and pricing • efficiency and cost control • marketing your business • after the sale Prerequisite: Basics of eBay Selling. $119, 6 Hrs Instructor(s): James Daniel 05/09/17 - 05/10/17 2 Session(s) Tue, Wed 6PM - 9PM Course# 174SPGF3647A

Retirement Income Planning

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. $49, 2.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Ted Sanders 04/19/17 1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 174SPGF3600A

Do I Need an Estate Plan?

Do you want an orderly transition when you “check out” or do you want total chaos? Who should attend this class and learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made by retirees? Everyone! Don’t accidentally disinherit your children or cause major tax problems for your heirs. This is a fun class

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taught by a certified estate planner and certified financial planner with more than 20 years experience. Concepts perceived as complex are explained in terms everyone can understand and apply to their own situation. $49, 2 Hrs Instructor(s): Ted Sanders 04/26/17 1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 174SPGF3608A

Retirement and Social Security

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 FREE, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Ted Sanders 04/05/17 1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12:30PM Course# 174SPGF3612A 05/01/17 1 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 9PM Course# 174SPGF3612B

OLLI Spring Social: Ports Of Call

Join us for an evening of fun, food and dancing from 6-9 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 470-578-6765 or you can register online. Cost is $15 per person, payable at time of reservation in order to secure seating for the program. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. $15, 3 Hrs 05/22/17 1 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 9PM Course# 174SORI0011B

WellStar Good Life Club Advanced Care Planning

At this workshop, you will learn to prepare your own advanced care plan and to speak with loved ones about their final life plans. Each participant will receive free literature to help facilitate these conversations and information to help begin recording these wishes. FREE, 1.5 Hrs 04/19/17 1 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11:30AM Course# 174SORI0045A

THANK YOU to our community sponsor for their continued support of our programs. Interested in becoming a sponsor?

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OLLI EVENTS Hearing Screening

OLLI brings to its members a free hearing screening with Dr. Laurie Nelson, who carries her doctorate and master’s 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. FREE, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Dr. Laurie Nelson, Au.D 04/21/17 1 Session(s) Fri 9AM - 12PM Course# 174SORI0025A

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