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NEWSLETTER JUL - SEPT 2017 EDITORS Michelle Girage Davia Rose Lassiter ART DIRECTOR Robert Steven Smith PHOTOGRAPHY Lynsey Weatherspoon




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DIRECTOR’S NOTES Dick Harp, Director As I get older, I tend to tell stories to help convey a message about my life experiences. However, I am not certain if I can tell this story well enough to accurately describe how I felt when I learned that one of my dear friends, Tom Alexander, had passed away unexpectedly. Several people at KSU asked me to write this article about Tom as they knew we had been friends for a long time. It is difficult to adequately describe such an outstanding individual in a brief article, but I will try my best to provide insight into one of the finest people I have ever known. I first met Tom many years ago when he asked me to join the Board of Directors for the Cobb County Boy’s Clubs. A few years later, I found myself taking his place as president of the clubs. He was a great motivator and dedicated to helping people better themselves. If there was a fundraising drive for just about any charity or good cause, Tom was always involved to help make it successful. Even though he was a very busy BellSouth executive, he somehow found the time to help whenever asked. I had the pleasure of working with Tom on many projects and always learned a great deal. When Tom asked for help on a project, you could not say no to him. He greeted everyone with a warm smile and made you feel you were the most important member of his committee. Tom was the reason I became involved with KSU. I retired in 1997 and was living a somewhat lazy, unproductive life. We often played golf together. On one of our golf outings, Tom asked me if I still remembered how to tie a necktie. I assured him I could still perform that act. He then asked me to meet him for lunch the following week. I thought to myself that this would be another expensive

luncheon as he would be asking for a donation for one of the causes he was working on. When I met Tom at The Georgian Club, it turned out to be a complete surprise. Instead of asking for a donation, he had invited me to lunch to meet Barbara Calhoun, who was the new dean of KSU’s Continuing Education Department. Tom had learned that Dean Calhoun was seeking individuals who would be willing to serve on an advisory board that could provide assistance and suggestions to help make her department, which is now the College of Continuing and Professional Education, one of the best in the country. We created an advisory board which was jokingly referred to as “the movers and shakers” in Cobb County. We were all proud to be part of KSU and to help Dean Calhoun. I would never have had this pleasure if it weren’t for Tom. I, and many others, will greatly miss Tom. However, he has left his signature on many successful organizations, not only in Cobb County but in his retirement area of Big Canoe, Ga. There, he devoted his efforts to help the Volunteer Fire Department and has made a tremendous contribution to that community. We are all better off because of Tom Alexander.


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Travel Literature


In the 20th century, travel

literature gained a revised status due to travel writers adding some literary techniques to their works. Inspired by this resurgence, our new course introduces different types of travel literature and the travelers’ ways of interpreting people and cultures. Through the use of diaries, journals and various other documents, instructor Charles Leahy will have students read texts that help to discuss the nature and meaning of what travel is. Leahy recently retired from the corporate company Alorica after nearly 40 years as vice president of global education and curriculum development. However, his academic background is in English literature. He sought inspiration from his passion of learning and teaching to go for a second career. He is a highly-regarded teacher with over 20 years of educational work. “I was looking for an


with Charles Leahy

encore career and I saw my love of literature and my passion for travel potentially wedded,” he said. His work in countries all over the world led to his interest in adventure travel. Charles has gone gorilla trekking in the East African highlands and white water rafting on the Nile. He went to Papua New Guinea to experience the primitive tribes and found Komodo Dragons in Indonesia. One of the most important lessons Charles learned throughout his travels was the importance of reflection: the ability to reflect on oneself along with understanding and appreciating others. One of his fondest memories took place when he lived in Scotland as a young man. He made a wager with his friend that he could walk up to anyone in any pub in Edinburgh and they would be able to cite a poem or a

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Senior Literacy Program

Build your confidence with this FREE program offered throughout the year. literary story from British literature. When they walked into a local pub, his friend pointed out three men drinking pints at the bar. “They instantly turned around in unison on their stools and they smiled at each other. Then, without a pause, a lead voice spoke and they quoted, ‘To a Louse, On Seeing one on a Lady’s Bonnet at Church’ by Robbie Burns. I used my earnings on a round of pints for the gents in praise of the Scottish poet, a national hero!” he reminisced. For his students, Charles hopes they expand their view on what travel literature

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entails while having fun. “There is a word the Scots use, ‘Ken,’ meaning to see and to understand. I hope we can see and understand ourselves and the other as we travel — that benefits all of us.”



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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS 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. $79, 8 Hrs Instructor(s): Ruth Murphy 08/07/2017 - 08/28/2017 4 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Course# 181SFNA2261A

Drawing FUNdamentals

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 08/03/17 - 09/21/17 (Omit: 08/03/17) 7 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 3:30PM Course# 181SFNA2204A

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, 17.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Abby Hermes 08/03/17 - 09/21/17 (Omit: 08/03/17) 7 Session(s) Thu 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 181SFNA2260A

Sketching Your World

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. $99, 15 Hrs Instructor(s): Steve Nudson 07/18/17 - 08/22/17 6 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3:30PM Course# 181SFNA2249A

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.

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 07/31/17 - 09/25/17 (Omit: 9/4/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 8:30PM Course# 181SFNA2210A

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 07/31/17 - 09/25/17 (Omit: 09/04/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 1:30PM - 4:30PM Course# 181SFNA2237A

$108, 15 Hrs Instructor(s): Steve Nudson 07/18/17 - 08/22/17 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12:30PM Course# 181SFNA2253A

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS 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 07/31/17 - 09/25/17 (Omit: 09/04/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 1PM Course# 181SFNA2241A

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. $139, 24 Hrs Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes 08/02/17 - 09/20/17 8 Session(s) Wed 1:30PM - 4:30PM Course# 181SFNA2279A

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 08/02/17 - 09/20/17 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 1PM Course# 181SFNA2242A


The Zentangle Method

The Zentangle Method is an easy-tolearn, 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. $89, 10 Hrs Instructor(s): Lynn Fisher 08/03/17 - 09/07/17 (Omit: 08/03/17) 5 Session(s) Thu 12PM - 2PM Course# 181SFNA2265A


Western American Art History 101 Learn the history of Western Art from Catlin and Bodmer, through Remington and Russell, including the art colonies of Taos and Santa Fe, and on through the living masters of today. Class time includes interactive discussions through the examination of art from Booth Western Art Museum’s collection led by the Museum’s Executive Director, Seth Hopkins. The fifth session will include a trip to the Booth where Hopkins will lead students through the galleries while engaging in group discussion. Suggested textbook: The West of the Imagination, Goetzmann and Goetzmann. $119, 12.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Seth Hopkins 07/27/17 - 08/31/17 (Omit: 08/03/17) 5 Session(s) Thu 6PM - 8:30PM Course# 181SFNA2266A


The Flims of Meryl Streep

This class will watch and discuss the films of Meryl Streep. Streep won Academy Awards for Best Actress in the “Iron Lady” and “Sophie’s Choice”; Best Supporting Actress in “Kramer vs. Kramer”; and was nominated for

Best Actress in “Doubt,” “Julie & Julia,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” and “August: Orange County.” Get ready for some good films and lively discussions. $139, 17.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Sal DePasquale 08/10/17 - 09/21/17 7 Session(s) Thu 10:30AM - 1PM Course# 181SFNA2295A

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 also 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 08/08/17 1 Session(s), Tue 1PM - 4PM Course # 181SFNA2311A

Opera Appreciation

This opera appreciation class is designed to enhance the joy of learning about opera, and not to intimidate. It will be informative, with visual and audio examples. Opera novices as well as opera buffs will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the course. The class is a combination of Opera History and learning how to appreciate opera as a great art form. Taught by a former Kennesaw State University instructor of voice and opera and the Founder/Director of Capitol City Opera Company in Metropolitan Atlanta. Opera can be fun! $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Donna Angel 07/24/17 - 09/18/17 (Omit: 09/04/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 11:30AM Course# 181SFNA2318A

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Grant & Sherman: “Together in Victory”

During the American Civil War, the early bond developed between U.S. Grant and William T. Sherman-officers with different personalities, strengths, and weaknesses-ultimately, leading the Federals to victory. This course will compare and contrast the leadership styles of both men, compare personalities and drill into their respective battlefield performances. $89, 8 Hrs Instructor(s): Michael Shaffer 08/07/17 - 08/28/17 4 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 9PM Course# 181SHIS2616A


A History of HartsfieldJackson Atlanta International Airport


The Guerrilla War in Georgia 1861-1865

The Age of Clipper Ships

From the Appalachians to the Wiregrass, it’s the little known conflict that nearly brought Georgia to the brink of anarchy. Take a rare look into the irregular war that began with local opposition to secession in 1861 and the passage of conscription in 1862 which led to open rebellion by 1863. This course will include an overview of the operations of state troopers and home guard militia to counter draft evasion, desertion and “Tory” activity in the state. The various guerrilla bands that existed during this period are covered in detail. The course includes a look into local history and resources.

The age of Clipper ships came, flourished, and vanished in the midnineteenth century, the result of a unique combination of people, events and circumstances. With their sleek lines and billowing sails, these ships raced around the world in their quest to deliver cargoes in record time. This course details the birth, the glory years, and the decline of the Clipper. We examine the design in detail, the contributions of Matthew Fontaine Maury in mapping the oceans, the men and women of the Clipper trade, and some of the Clippers that made notable voyages. The British with the famous tea race between Ariel and Taiping will be included.

$99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Gerald Flinchum 07/11/17 - 08/29/17 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 11:30AM Course# 181SHIS2618A

$99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Tom Metcalf 07/24/17 - 08/28/17 6 Session(s) Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Course# 181SHIS2620A


This course will study the book, What’s In A Name? A book written by Dale Hartsfield, the instructor. Mr. Hartsfield was the family spokesperson for the Hartsfield family when the City of Atlanta renamed the airport, HartsfieldJackson 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.

All Politics Is Indeed Local... How to use your Leverage

$99, 7.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Dale Hartsfield 07/17/17 - 08/14/17 5 Session(s) Mon 6:30PM - 8PM Course# 181SHIS2617A

$159, 18 Hrs Instructor(s): Russell Osmond 08/01/17 - 09/26/17 9 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Course# 181SHIS2619A

The US Constitution is the oldest still in use original document in the world. It works because it is designed to keep its nation and its diverse population alive and vibrant through the natural tension created by forced interplays of levels of government. 2017 is a banner year for learning the nuances of how to influence others to your understanding of the US Constitution. This course will use case studies of significant local US elections over the last century to demonstrate how no one point of view can control decision making in the US. This course will also examine the differences created by the Electronic Revolution.


Why Is Life the Way It Is?

In the book, “The Vital Question, Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life.” Nick Lane explores the processes that lead from primordial bacteria to the complex cells that make up all life. In this course, this book will be used as a reference to focus discussion on how the universe can build higher levels of complexity. Students will spend time on evolution but augment that with the emergent process that is at the heart of creativity. Reading Lane’s book is not required but will enhance class discussion. $79, 6 Hrs Instructor(s): Howard Page 08/21/17 - 09/18/17 (Omit: 09/04/17) 4 Session(s) Mon 10:30AM - 12PM Course# 181SHIS2675A


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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 CEUs Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 07/31/17 1 Session(s) Mon 9AM - 12PM Course# 181SBAS1010A 08/08/17 1 Session(s) Tue 9AM - 12PM Course# 181SBAS1010B

Get to Know and Love Your iPad

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. $59, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Courtney Teague 07/29/17 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 12PM Course# 181SVCM1000A 08/05/17 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 12PM Course# 181SVCM1000B



Get to Know and Love Your iPhone

If you have an iPhone and can not figure the pesky thing out or are considering buying one, this course is for you. You will learn everything from the basic usage techniques and features to the more intermediate functions and secrets to the iPhone. Learn everything you need to know and you will become tech savvy in no time. $59, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Courtney Teague 07/29/17 1 Session(s) Sat 1PM - 4PM Course# 181SVCM1002A NEW COURSE

Social Media for Seasoned Adults

Designed for seasoned adults with little experience with social media, or those students who are looking to gain in-depth knowledge so they can communicate with family and friends. The social media platforms that will be covered are Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook. Seasoned adults can also employ outlets to engage in research, and to learn about topics that may be of interest. Such activities can lead to the origination of new hobbies, new business ideas and updated health information. $59, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Courtney Teague 08/12/17 1 Session(s) Sat 10AM - 1PM Course# 181SBAS1014A

OLLI SCHOLAR COMPUTER CERTIFICATE 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.

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 CEUs Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 08/02/17 - 08/03/17 1 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM Course# 181SBAS1000A 08/09/17 - 08/10/17 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM Course# 181SBAS1000B

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

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you communicate effectively. DOs and DON’Ts of email and Internet navigation. Prerequisite: Introduction to PCs. $199, 10 Hrs, 1 CEUs Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 08/15/17 - 08/16/17 2 Session(s) Tue, Wed 9AM - 3PM Course# 181SBAS1008A 08/30/17 - 08/31/17 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM Course# 181SBAS1008B

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 CEUs Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 08/23/17 - 08/24/17 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 9AM - 3PM Course# 181SBAS1041A 09/11/17 - 09/12/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 181SBAS1041B

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 CEUs Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 09/05/17 - 09/06/17 2 Session(s) Tue, Wed 9AM - 3PM Course# 181SMOF1002A

09/25/17 - 09/26/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 181SMOF1002B

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 CEUs Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 09/28/17 1 Session(s) Thu 9AM - 3PM Course# 181SBAS1005A

Creative Writing

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 07/26/17 - 08/30/17 6 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3PM Course# 181SLTW2519A


Travel Literature LANGUAGE & LANGUAGE ARTS Memoir Writing

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! $99, 9 Hrs Instructor(s): Beth Hermes 07/26/17 - 08/30/17 6 Session(s) Wed 10:30AM - 12PM Course# 181SLTW2559A

Through diaries, journals, expeditions, pilgrimages, adventures and leisure travelogues, the class will discuss texts that define the question, “What is Travel?” The nature and meaning of travel will be discussed. The course introduces different types of travel literature, and the traveler’s ways of responding to interpreting people annd cultures. Narrative structure, content, perspective, and cultural assumptions will be discussed. Readings from Columbus’ diaries, a slave’s journal, the European Grand Tour, the great African explorers, the writings of sole adventure travelers, a poet’s pilgrimage, and the leisure traveler will shape our notion of travel. This course will help to confirm or revise our views of history and society. $139, 16 Hrs Instructor(s): Charles Leahy 08/10/17 - 09/28/17 8 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 3PM Course# 181SLTW2507A

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Blogging 101

This courses is for seasoned adults with very little experience with blogging. It is time for you to share your stories with other generations. This course, will help students to learn how to purchase their own domain name, set up a Wordpress blog, and write their own blog post. $99, 6 Hrs Instructor(s): Courtney Teague 08/19/17 - 08/26/17 2 Session(s) Sat 9:30AM - 12:30PM Course# 181SLTW2565A


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): Nancy DeLisle-Brown 07/10/17 - 09/18/17 (Omit: 09/04/17) 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Course# 181SLAN3320A OLLI Scholar Class 2

Spanish is Fun! Part II

This is a continuation of the course Spanish is Fun! Part I. $159, 20 Hrs, 2 CEUs Instructor(s): Nancy DeLisle-Brown


07/10/17 - 09/18/17 (Omit: 09/04/17) 10 Session(s) Mon 2PM - 4PM Course# 181SLAN3321A OLLI Scholar Class 3

Spanish is Fun! Part III

This is a continuation of the course Spanish is Fun! Part II. $159, 20 Hrs, 2 CEUs Instructor(s): Joe Aguilera 07/12/17 - 09/13/17 10 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12PM Course# 181SLAN3322A

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.

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. $99, 10 Hrs Instructor(s): Emily Berreth 07/13/17 - 09/14/17 10 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 11AM Course# 181SHRC1204A 07/10/17 - 09/18/17 (Omit: 09/04/17) 10 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 8:30PM Course# 181SHRC1204B

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 wellbeing. 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 07/10/17 - 09/18/17 (Omit: 09/04/17) 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 11AM Course# 181SHRC1211A

$49, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Chris Beam 08/15/17 1 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 4PM Course# 181SHRC1202A

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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. $119, 10 Hrs Instructor(s): Phil Robinson 07/12/17 - 09/13/17 10 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11AM Course# 181SHRC1213A

Gentle Yoga

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. $99, 10 Hrs Instructor(s): Emily Berreth 07/12/17 - 09/13/17 10 Session(s) Wed 7PM - 8PM Course# 181SHRC1215A 07/11/17 - 09/12/17 10 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 11AM Course# 181SHRC1215B

also includes classroom instruction of the history, expansion and growth of the world of wine. He sums up the value of this wine class with “Know What You Drink. Like What You Drink.� $79, 8 Hrs, 2 CEUs Instructor(s): Walter Bost 09/18/17 - 09/27/17 4 Session(s) Mon, Wed 6PM - 8PM Course# 181SHIS2604A

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 08/17/17 - 09/21/17 6 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 1PM Course# 181SHGD2464A

Jewelry Making - Techniques for Beginners

LEISURE Introduction to Wine - A Journey

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

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.

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 08/16/17 - 09/20/17 6 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3:30PM Course# 181SFNA2327A

Beginning Knitting

Students will learn basic kniting 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 08/22/17 - 09/26/17 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Course# 181SHGD2465A

$139, 18 Hrs Instructor(s): Marjorie Ryan 08/15/17 - 09/19/17 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 1PM Course# 181SHGD2463A

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Advanced Beginner Knitting

Expand on and incorporate skills learned in Beginning Knitting by making a simple, well fitting drop shoulder pullover or cardigan sweater in the worsted weight wool of your choice. Learn how to read knitting patterns, make a guage swatch and take the right measurements from a favorite sweater to choose your size. Once the back, front and sleeves are complete we will block and seam your garment using vertical and horizontal seaming techniques. Finally, we will pick up the bands around the neck or cardigan fronts. Material fees range from $75 to $125 depending on the size of the sweater and the type of wool selected. $139, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Dawn Laurie 08/22/17 - 09/26/17 6 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3PM Course# 181SHGD2466A

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 8 students. $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Mary Martina Goscha 07/25/17 - 08/29/17 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Course# 181SHRC1045A

Bridge in the 21st Century Part II - Play of the Hand

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. $99, 16 Hrs Instructor(s): Chris Kohlmiller 07/11/17 - 08/29/17 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3PM Course# 181SHRC1058A

games are structured, how the house edge is determined and the best way to play to minimize the edge. The class will learn the best strategies and what bets to avoid. More fun and fewer losses are possible with a little knowledge. Various myths about systems will be debunked and superstitions and etiquette will be considered. $79, 4 Hrs Instructor(s): Dan Olejnik 08/05/17 - 08/12/17 2 Session(s) Sat 10AM - 12PM Course# 181SHRC1060A


Bridge in the 21st CenturyPart V- Intermediate Play and Bidding

This course is designed to help players improve bidding, declarer play and defensive techniques. Concepts include planning the contract, developing extra tricks, basic card combinations, when to pull trump (or not), how to read your opponents cards, when and how to compete in the bidding and more. Each class will consist of students bidding and playing 8-12 pre-dealt hands, followed by bidding and card play analysis with the instructor, with dulpicate-type scoring (matchpoints). While emphasis is on dulpicate bridge tactics and scoring, the course will also be beneficial to players playing social bridge. This course does require a basic understanding and experience playing bridge. The completion of the earlier bridge courses is highly recommended. $99, 16 Hrs Instructor(s): Margaret Peabody 07/11/17 - 08/29/17 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Course# 181SHRC1059A


The Math Behind the Games

Students will take an informative look into the mathematics behind the most popular casino games. Learn how the

MONEY MATTERS 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 08/19/17 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 4PM Course# 181SPGF3645A 09/23/17 - 09/23/17 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 4PM Course# 181SPGF3645B

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

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$49, 2.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Ted Sanders 08/23/17 1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 181SPGF3600A

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 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.

OLLI EVENTS Hearing Screening

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. FREE, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Dr. Laurie Nelson, Au.D 09/22/17 - 09/22/17 1 Session(s) Fri 9AM - 12PM Course# 181SOR10025A

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

Please call Pat Walker at 470-578-3508 for more information.

$49, 2.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Ted Sanders 08/16/17 1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 181SPGF3608A

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

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FREE, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Ted Sanders 07/31/17 1 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 9PM Course# 181SPGF3612A 08/10/17 1 Session(s) Thu 9AM - 12PM Course# 181SPGF3612B

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OLLI Scholar Computer Certificate Program It’s hard to imagine a day without computers. The fear of technology can be a challenge for those aged 50 and older, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing this, we offer the following five courses to help you become computer proficient:

1. Introduction to PCs 2. Internet and Email Savvy 3. Windows 10

4. Microsoft Word 5. Easy Steps to Safeguard Your Computer

Completion of all five courses within one year will earn your OLLI Computer Scholar Certificate. NOTE: If you are a novice, we suggest first taking Let’s Begin With Computers!

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