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NEWSLETTER OCT - DEC 2017 EDITORS Michelle Girage Davia Rose Lassiter ART DIRECTOR Robert Steven Smith PHOTOGRAPHY 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

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 Winter Classes ......................... 7-15 Oktoberfest ................................. 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 Several years ago, we tried to develop a program for single seniors within our OLLI. Unfortunately, we were not successful in our efforts. I still feel there is a need for such a program and would like to ask our current members for their suggestions and help in making another attempt to serve the many singles that live in our Kennesaw State University area. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to speak with many of these individuals. They have taken OLLI classes but, with a few exceptions, have not participated in our socials, trips, Club Room activities, Donuts and Notes, or other activities because they feel out of place attending functions by themselves. I would like to ask for your help in creating this program. Any suggestions you could offer would be welcomed. In addition, it would be beneficial if we could find a few people willing to take a leadership role in creating this program. Our first step would be to arrange an organizational meeting for any current members and interested individuals who would like to help with this project. We can share ideas, establish goals, and try to build a program that would serve this group of individuals.

I live in an area that could be considered a retirement area. We have many single seniors who have moved to the area to be with children or grandchildren. Our church has a large group of single seniors who are very active and enjoy being part of a group they call “Goers and Doers.” They plan trips to Biloxi (for the casinos) and trips to other places of interest, such as Disney. They hold dinners, plan cruises, enjoy bridge nights and bingo nights, etc. They adopted a charity that they support with volunteer help and, in some cases, financial help. In total, they are very active and are enjoying life to the fullest. This is the type of activity I feel would be a great addition to our OLLI program. If you have an interest in helping us develop a program for single seniors, please let me know. Share any thoughts or ideas you might have related to this effort with us. Also, if you would like to participate in an organizational meeting, please let me know. We will then establish a date and time for such a meeting. Please send your comments and ideas to me at I hope to see you in class soon.

OLLI SCHOLARSHIPS 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 yearly OLLI Sampler hopes to encourage students to try new courses and gives an

opportunity to experience an overview of what OLLI has to offer. This year’s class ranges from Gerald Flinchum’s course on the Guerilla War in Georgia to Steve Nudson’s course on sketching. The Sampler takes place every Monday in October from 1 3 PM. Each instructor will teach for one hour on their designated day. Those who participate in the Sampler will receive a registration to the OLLI Oktoberfest Social on October 30. This year, OLLI focused on promoting new courses along with bringing back old favorites. Students will have the opportunity to have face-to-face time with instructors and ask questions. “Many of our instructors have a following of students, and the Sampler allows new instructors the chance to be in front of a class and encourage students to register,” said OLLI program manager Patricia Walker. “I hope students gain a good sense of what we have to offer and that they sign up for a new course to broaden and extend the types of classes they have been participating in.”

Below is a complete schedule for the OLLI Sampler. October 2 A. Howard Page – B. Lynn Fisher –

Why is Life the Way it is? The Zentangle Method

October 9 C. Gerald Flinchum – The Guerilla War in Georgia D. Josh Langston – Learn Short Fiction from a Pro Write Your Novel, Now Publish Your Own Book October 16 E. Todd Hull – F. Dan Olejnik – (not pictured)

Digital Photography The Math Behind the Games // Navigating Your Financial Life

October 23 G. Tom Metcalf – Buried Gold, Lost Mines, Sunken Treasure H. Russell Osmond – Faces of “America’s Greatest Generations” since 1776 // All Politics is Indeed Local: How to use your Leverage

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.

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October 30 I. Dale Hartsfield – A History of Hartsfield Jackson International Airport J. Steve Nudson – Sketching Your World Intermediate

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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 - Corinna Sams 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

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

will then create their own studies and original paintings.

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 10/16/17 - 11/06/17 4 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Course# 182SFNA2261A

Watercolor From the Masters

Intermediate students will study the paintings of watercolor masters. Instructor will provide some printed copies to use in class (or you can bring your own). We will discuss their style, techniques, composition and color palettes while painting one of their masterpieces. Instructor will demonstrate both a copy one week, then create a new painting from her sketches or photos the following class, using techniques learned from the master just studied. Students


Party Bridge

$139, 24 Hrs Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes 10/02/17 - 11/27/17 (Omit: 11/20/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 1PM Course# 182SFNA2230A

Watercolor with Pen & Ink

Explore the graphic possibilities of combining watercolor with expressive line in pen and ink. You don’t have to be a perfectionist to get beautiful and intriguing results with these simple tools and techniques. Often a less-than-appealing watercolor can become a successful work of art just by adding some interesting or defining lines and, conversely, a pen and ink drawing can be enhanced with color. Come have fun experimenting with these versatile mediums under the tutelage of a professional artist and signature member of The Georgia Watercolor Society and Watercolor Society of Alabama. Supply list will be emailed prior to class beginning. $159, 24 Hrs Instructor(s): Betty Carr 10/12/17 - 12/07/17 (Omit: 11/23/17) 8 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 4PM Course# 182SFNA2235A

Mah Jongg

• Friday 10:00AM Contact - Sara McKinley

Pencil & Pen Drawing • Monday 10AM-12PM Contact - Bill Needs


• Wednesday 9AM-12PM Contact - Marjorie Ryan

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 10/02/17 - 11/27/17 (Omit: 11/20/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 1:30PM - 4:30PM Course# 182SFNA2237A 10/02/17 - 11/27/17 (Omit: 11/20/17) 8 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 9PM Course# 182SFNA2237B

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.

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OLLI COURSE OFFERINGS $119, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Abby Hermes 10/03/17 - 11/21/17 8 Session(s) Tue 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 182SFNA2267A

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.

opportunity to practice sketching impressions, on the spot and from photos, along with instructor demonstration and instruction. At first, a pencil and sketchpad will be used to capture stationary objects then, we will graduate to create movement of shapes and finally, add sensory impressions. As confidence increases, students will be encouraged to add pastel, ink or water color to complement the memory of movement. There will be plenty of opportunity to experience inside and outside the classroom. You may find a masterpiece grow out of your thumbnail sketch with time and instructor oversight. This sketch may be all you want or need to tell the story of your experience.

$139, 24 Hrs Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes 10/04/17 - 11/29/17 (Omit: 11/22/17) 8 Session(s) Wed 1:30PM - 4:30PM Course# 182SFNA2279A

$119, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Bill Needs 10/10/17 - 11/28/17 8 Session(s) Tue 9AM - 11:30AM Course# 182SFNA2333A

$169, 25 Hrs Instructor(s): Abby Hermes 10/04/17 - 12/13/17 (Omit: 11/22/17) 10 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 182SFNA2272A

Sketching Your World

Fearless Rendering in Pen and Ink

The Artist’s Way

$139, 24 Hrs Instructor(s): Kathy Rennell Forbes 10/04/17 - 11/29/17 (Omit: 11/22/17) 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 1PM Course# 182SFNA2242A

Painting From Your Photographs

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 10/11/17 - 11/15/17 6 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3:30PM Course# 182SFNA2249A

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 10/11/17 - 11/15/17 6 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12:30PM Course# 182SFNA2253A


A Picture Worth A Thousand Words

On vacation, many travelers take photos; some keep a diary of their impressions. But, a sketch of what you see and feel when experiencing the moment can provide a long-lasting record that stimulates your “play-back” description. This course provides students of all levels an

Drawing with pen and ink is not for the faint at heart. This ageless medium provides an opportunity for artists to make crisp, detailed illustrations or to complement watercolor painting. This course offers the experienced pencil sketching artist the challenge of laying ink on top of a pencil line. Learn how and when to hatch, cross-hatch, and stipple for tone and shadow. Choose when to use different nibs of pen or brush, or even a broken twig for texture and motion. Experiment with colored india ink, magic marker or graphite for mood. Initial course materials required are: 2B pencil & sharpener, kneadable eraser, 2 Micron pens (5 and 02), ruler or straight edge, sketchpad, and pad of Bristol Drawing paper (recommend 11”x14” Canson Bristol XL Recycled). This new course will offer surprises as we experiment and learn from each other about how to use a medium sometimes considered unforgiving. Come join us in this surprise! $119, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Bill Needs 10/10/17 - 11/28/17 8 Session(s) Tue 12:30PM - 3PM Course# 182SFNA2250A

Pencil, Pen and Ink - Intermediate

Expanding off the Beginner Pencil, Pen and Ink course, students will continue to work with techniques such as shading, creating depth, contrast, as well as delve into more individual studies based on their interests. With one-on-one guidance, students will individually craft their own personal style along with evolving into the next stage of artistry.


Drawing a Portrait

This course covers a comprehensive procedure for drawing a portrait. During the course, students will study the features and structures that make up the human face, the importance of proportion, and learn how to effectively and accurately depict them on paper. Some drawing experience is preferred but not required.

YOU are a creative person just waiting to be discovered. Based on the groundbreaking book, “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, this 12-week course is designed to help you discover and recover your creative self. Using lecture, discussion and creative assignments such as artist’s dates and morning pages, instructor Beth Hermes will guide you toward expressing creativity in your life and in your work. You deserve to do something you love, so stop telling yourself it’s too late! Learn to release the blocks that impede your growth as an artist. Make time for yourself and the creative person within who is waiting to be acknowledged. Required text: “It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again” – available at the KSU Center Bookstore. $149, 18 Hrs Instructor(s): Beth Hermes 09/19/17 - 12/05/17 12 Session(s) Tue 10:30AM - 12PM Course# 181SLTW2561B

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. $89, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Lynn Fisher 10/05/17 - 11/16/17 (Omit 10/15) 6 Session(s) Thu 12PM - 2PM Course# 182SFNA2265A

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Animation Appreciation

Have you ever watched a cartoon and wondered: How did they make this? How do they make the characters move? This class is designed to enhance understanding of the art of animation! This course will introduce how animated film has evolved from its beginnings, the history and work behind some of the world’s greatest animated classics, as well as view films and animated shorts from various time periods. $119, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Abby Hermes 10/03/17 - 11/21/17 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3:30PM Course# 182SFNA2268A

Exploring Opera in the 20th Century

This course will be a “gentle” beginning for those who wish to start learning how to listen to opera in the more contemporary format. We will hear operatic works by Copland, Ward, Britten and Barber among other living composers, and begin to listen for the elements that either relate to or replace the more familiar literature of famous operatic composers of earlier centuries. No text is required and all are welcome to join in the adventure of exploring opera in today’s world! $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Donna Angel 10/02/17 - 11/20/17 8 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 11:30AM Course# 182SFNA2269A


Classic Film Noir

Night and the city; hard boiled detectives and sinister femme fatales; damaged heroes and innocent ingenues. These are some of the ingredients that make up one of the most original genres in American film history. From the early 1940s to the late 1950s these mostly low budget black and white films captured the cynicism and disillusionment of post World War II America, while at the same time introducing some of the most skilled directors and most iconic actors of the 20th century (Humphrey Bogart, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, Barbara Stanwyck, and Ava Gardner). This 7-week course will analyze some of the most well known films of this period, beginning with “Double Indemnity” and including such classics as “The Big Sleep,” “The Killers,” and “Out of the Past.” So grab your old trenchcoat and join us for a visit to the dark side of the big city streets. $119, 17 Hrs Instructor(s): George Mengert 10/04/17 - 11/15/17 7 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 12:30PM Course# 182SFNA2296A


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 10/09/17 - 10/09/17 1 Session(s) Mon 1PM - 4PM Course# 182SFNA2311A

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 10/16/17 - 10/16/17 1 Session(s) Mon 12PM - 4PM Course# 182SFNA2316A


Game Changers II

Students will hear stories of people and events that changed the course of our history. These classes include the stories of these Game-Changers: The Erie Canal, Sacagawea, “Westward Ho,” Andrew Jackson (hero or villian), 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 10/03/17 - 11/21/17 8 Session(s) Tue 11AM - 12PM Course# 182SHIS2623A

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 09/27/17 - 11/15/17 8 Session(s) Wed 10:30AM - 12PM Course# 181SHIS2565A

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 the 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): Russ Osmond 10/03/17 - 11/28/17 (Omit: 11/21/17) 8 Session(s) Tue 7PM - 9PM Course# 182SHIS2615A

A History of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

This course will study the book, “What’s In A Name?” written by Dale Hartsfield, the instructor. Mr. Hartsfield was the family spokesperson for the Hartsfield family when the City of Atlanta renamed the airport, HartsfieldJackson International Airport. The controversy surrounding the name change prompted the

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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. $99, 7.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Dale Hartsfield 10/16/17 - 11/13/17 5 Session(s) Mon 6:30PM - 8PM Course# 182SHIS2617A

The Guerrilla War in Georgia 1861-1865

From the Appalachians to the Wiregrass, it’s the little known conflict that nearly brought Georgia to the brink of anarchy. 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 troops 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. $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Gerald Flinchum 10/12/17 - 12/07/17 (Omit: 11/23/17) 8 Session(s) Thu 6:30PM - 8PM Course# 182SHIS2618A


Reflections on Elections

While many closely track contemporary elections, we seldom reflect on elections of the past. Pre-1990. This class will look at the founders debates and ideas that led to Article II of the constitution, “The Executive,” or the office of the president. Discussion will also address the personalities and challenges that were met successfully and in some cases not so successfully by Presidents including their impact on the nation, the world, and their legacies. The class will discuss notable and contentious elections. The final two sessions will be “When Presidents Lie,” and “Elections that were Especially Consequential.” As time passes Presidents have been rated and frequently these ratings change. Efforts will be made to explain these changes. Most students will be surprised to find that there is little in Presidential politics that is new and yet there is much that might surprise them. This is not a current events class. $69, 8 Hrs Instructor(s): Quentin Thomas 09/27/17 - 11/15/17 8 Session(s) Wed 9AM - 10AM Course# 181SHIS2621A


“The Gray Ghost: Colonel John S. Mosby”

During the American Civil War, perhaps no other soldier approached the actions of Colonel John Singleton Mosby. This daring partisan ranger led his small body of troops on several raids, capturing Federal troops, destroying supplies, and drawing the attention of thousands of Northern soldiers needed elsewhere. This course will explore the life and exploits of the leader of the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry. $69, 8 Hrs Instructor(s): Michael Shaffer 10/03/17 - 10/24/17 4 Session(s) Tue 7PM - 9PM Course# 182SHIS2622A


From the Distaff Side: The Wives and Mothers of our Presidents since 1789

For the most part, the wives and mothers of our American Presidents have remained shadowy background figures with a few notable exceptions. Who hasn’t heard of Abigail Adams, Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Roselyn Carter and Barbara Bush? In this class, we will learn about the lives of the mothers and wives of all the men elected president of the United States. Did their mothers shape the future presidents character and values? Did their wives further influence their political careers in a positive way? Or, did their mothers and wives have a negative impact on their lives and careers? By the end of the course, we should be able to answer these questions, or at least have some ideas about these presidential relationships. $99, 15 Hrs Instructor(s): Elsa Nystrom 10/03/17 - 11/21/17 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 2:30PM Course# 182SHIS2624A


Behind the News: A Weekly Examination of a Current Event

Each week this class will examine a news event, placing it within the context of history and highlighting other events converging and providing the underlying foundation for the event. The objective is not to merely consider the event, but to consider the convergence of several events underlying the event. Be prepared for lots of discussion. $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Sal DePasquale 10/05/17 - 11/30/17 (Omit: 11/23/17) 8 Session(s) Thu 10:30AM - 12PM Course# 182SHIS2625A


Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was the incubator of capitalism. Capitalism is the only economic system which has increased wealth. Wealth expands in relation to the willingness to take risks with your wealth. The successful risk takers were the builders of an economic system that benefits the most people. Capitalism is not perfect, but it is our best choice. The Industrial Revolution was the incubator of technology; the art of improving skill and craft. Do you know why the industrial revolution began in Britain? Why did America lead the way after the Civil War? It is an amazing story! $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Jack Carew and Dan McIntyre 10/06/17 - 12/01/17 (Omit: 11/24/17) 8 Session(s) Fri 10AM - 11:30AM Course# 182SHIS2627A NEW COURSE

Buried Gold, Lost Mines, Sunken Treasure

Who has not dreamed of finding buried treasure? This course is for the little kid in all of us. We will look at some very successful treasure hunters and the state of treasure hunting today. Then we will devote our time to examining the legends and facts about lost and hidden fortunes, some of which are actively being explored today. This course will take us from Oak Island to the Superstition Mountains to the swamps of Louisiana. We will look for Civil War payrolls, hidden Cherokee gold, Blackbeard’s treasure, and shipwrecked Spanish galleons. Pirates, intrigue, and treachery – this course has it all. And we will include where you may find treasure today. $99, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Tom Metcalf 10/02/17 - 11/06/17 6 Session(s) Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Course# 182SHIS2628A

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 10/23/17 - 11/13/17 4 Session(s) Mon 10:30AM - 12PM Course# 182SHIS2675A

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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 09/29/17 1 Session(s) Fri 9AM - 12PM Course# 181SBAS1010C 11/07/17 1 Session(s) Tue 9AM - 12PM Course# 182SBAS1010A


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, and 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. $69, 4 Hrs Instructor(s): Courtney Teague 10/21/17 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 1PM Course# 182SBAS1014A


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 10/07/17 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 12PM Course# 182SVCM1000A


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 10/07/17 1 Session(s) Sat 1PM - 4PM Course# 182SVCM1002A


11/27/17 - 11/28/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 182SBAS1008B

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 10/16/17 - 10/17/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 182SBAS1041A 12/04/17 - 12/05/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 182SBAS1041B

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 10/02/17 - 10/03/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 182SBAS1000A 11/13/17 - 11/14/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 182SBAS1000B

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 09/25/17 - 09/26/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 181SMOF1002B 11/02/17 - 11/03/17 2 Session(s) Thu, Fri 9AM - 3PM Course# 182SMOF1002A 12/11/17 - 12/12/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 182SMOF1002B

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 CEUs Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 10/09/17 - 10/10/17


2 Session(s) Mon, Tue 9AM - 3PM Course# 182SBAS1008A

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.

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$109, 5 Hrs, 0.5 CEUs Instructor(s): Debbie Temple 09/28/17 1 Session(s) Thu 9AM - 3PM Course# 181SBAS1005A 11/06/17 1 Session(s) Mon 9AM - 3PM Course# 182SBAS1005A 12/13/17 1 Session(s) Wed 9AM - 3PM Course# 182SBAS1005B

LANGUAGE & LANGUAGE ARTS Conversational Spanish for Tourists

Are you traveling to a Spanish speaking country soon? If yes, you will love taking this course. It is designed to enhance your travel vacation experince to Spanish speaking countries by learning Spanish most common phrases, vocabulary, and pronunciation. You will feel more confident while having fun! $159, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Lilly Mendoza, Angela Kyriacou 10/05/17 - 12/14/17 (Omit: 11/23/17) 10 Session(s) Thu 3PM - 4:30PM Course# 182SLAN3306A

Introduction to French I

French? Mais oui! We invite you to embrace a new language of adventure, fine dining, fabulous fashion, and friendship around the world! This course is designed to introduce students to the French language and francophone cultures. No prior knowledge of French is required. Through a fun, interactive, and communicative approach, you will be placed in real life situations allowing an acquisition of basic language skills. All four language skills will be presented with a strong emphasis on listening comprehension and oral communication. Various cultural topics will expand one’s awareness of French culture around the world. By the end of the course, students will be able to express basic ideas related to various social situations in the past, present, and future tenses. $159, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Cheryl Kothe and Vladia Lartey 10/06/17 - 12/15/17 (Omit: 11/24/17) 10 Session(s) Fri 10AM - 12PM Course# 182SLAN3401A

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 09/27/17 - 11/15/17 8 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 2:30PM Course# 181SLTW2519B

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 memoirwriting 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 09/27/17 - 11/15/17 8 Session(s) Wed 10:30AM - 12PM Course# 181SLTW2559B

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.


Great British Novel - Race, Gender, Capitalism and Colonialism in 18th-20th Century Modern Fiction

This class will consider how literature’s most popular form portrayed conditions of the period including race, gender, sexuality, and the rise of capitalism. The texts will be placed against the social-historical background, the rise of the middle-class reader, and contemporary responses to these narratives.The Great Novels include: Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (1719) Jane Austen, Masfield Park (1814) Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (1847) Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles (1891) Joseph Conrad, The Heart of Darkness (1899) D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers (1913). Class discussions will focus on the meaning of the novel, structure, narrative voice, point of view, character development, themes and images, moral tension and what makes these novels critically accepted as “great.” $119, 20 Hrs Instructor(s): Charles Leahy 10/05/17 - 12/14/17 (Omit: 11/23/17) 10 Session(s) Thu 1PM - 3PM Course# 182SLTW2524A


Learn Short Fiction From A Pro?

You too, can write market quality short fiction. This introductory course will acquaint beginning fiction writers with everything they will need to create compelling stories. Whether your goal is to entertain friends or family, seek a broader audience through magazine and anthology submissions, or simply develop your skill to the next level, this course is for you. Bestselling novelist, Josh Langston, will explore the why and how of popular fiction in classes that both educate and entertain. Email, internet access and word processor are all required. $159, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Josh Langston 10/04/17 - 11/29/17 (Omit: 11/22/17) 8 Session(s) Wed 12PM - 1:30PM Course# 182SLTW2589A

$119, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Josh Langston 10/04/17 - 11/29/17 (Omit: 11/22/17) 8 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11:30AM Course# 182SLTW2562A

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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): Lilly Mendoza 10/05/17 - 12/14/17 (Omit: 11/23/17) 10 Session(s) Thu 11AM - 1PM Course# 182SLAN3323A

FITNESS The Labyrinth - A Walking Meditation

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

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

$159, 20 Hrs, 2 CEUs Instructor(s): Nancy DeLisle-Brown 10/02/17 - 12/04/17 10 Session(s) Mon 1PM - 3PM Course# 182SLAN3321A

$49, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Chris Beam 11/01/17 1 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 4PM Course# 182SHRC1202A

Spanish is Fun! Part III

Pilates Basics

$159, 20 Hrs, 2 CEUs Instructor(s): Angela Kyriacou 10/02/17 - 12/04/17 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Course# 182SLAN3320A

Spanish is Fun! Part II

This is a continuation of the course Spanish is Fun! Part II. $159, 20 Hrs, 2 CEUs Instructor(s): Joe Aguilera 10/02/17 - 12/04/17 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 12PM Course# 182SLAN3322A

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! Part I, II and III before registering for this course.


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, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Emily Berreth 10/23/17 - 12/11/17 8 Session(s) Mon 7PM - 8:30PM Course# 182SHRC1204A $80, 8 Hrs 10/19/17 - 12/14/17 (Omit: 11/23/17) 8 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 11AM Course# 182SHRC1204B

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 10/02/17 - 12/04/17 10 Session(s) Mon 10AM - 11AM Course# 182SHRC1211A

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 10/04/17 - 12/06/17 10 Session(s) Wed 10AM - 11AM Course# 182SHRC1213A

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. $80, 8 Hrs Instructor(s): Emily Berreth 10/17/17 - 12/12/17 (Omit: 11/21/17) 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 11AM Course# 182SHRC1215A 10/18/17 - 12/13/17 (Omit: 11/22/17) 8 Session(s) Wed 7PM - 8PM Course# 182SHRC1215B

LEISURE 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

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instructional program, and the wine tasting. This class is for the beginner or the informed collector. $69, 3 Hrs 10/31/17 1 Session(s) Tues 11AM-2PM Course #182SHIS2530A


Spanish Wines

This course will include an in-depth look at Spain’s varied wine regions from the cool Atlantic Northwest Galicia area to the world famous Rioja, East to Spain’s sparkling wine (Cava) region in and around Barcelona and South to Andalusia, home to Spain’s fortified wine “Sherry” as well as the other regions that promote Spanish wine production. Spain is the world’s 3rd largest wine producing country and we will explore all of the primary Spanish wines from these seperate wine regions. Learn how Spain has become a major contributor to the world of wine. $59, 2.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Walter Bost 10/03/17 - 10/03/17 1 Session(s) Tue 6PM - 8:30PM Course# 182SHIS2626A

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 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 Instructor(s): Walter Bost 09/18/17 - 09/27/17 4 Session(s) Mon, Wed 6PM - 8PM Course# 181SHIS2604A

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 10/17/17 - 10/26/17 6 Session(s) Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30PM - 9PM Course# 182SPGF3556A

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 10/03/17 - 11/07/17 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 1PM Course# 182SHGD2463A

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 10/05/17 - 11/09/17 6 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 1PM Course# 182SHGD2464A

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.


Knitting for Babies and ToddlersHeirloom Garments and Blankets

Learn the special knitting techniques that personalize and create heirloom garments and blankets for the little ones in your life. Small sweaters provide a great opportunity to enhance finishing skills including blocking, seaming, picking up stitches and buttonholes. Master mirrored increases and decreases for professional tailoring. Explore duplicate stitch embroidery and Intarsia techniques, often used in baby pattern designs. $139, 12 Hrs Instructor(s): Dawn Laurie 10/10/17 - 11/14/17 6 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3PM Course# 182SHGD2467A

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 11/01/17 - 12/13/17 (Omit: 11/22/17) 6 Session(s) Wed 1PM - 3:30PM Course# 182SFNA2327A

Astronomy - What’s Out There?

Have you ever looked up at a star-filled sky and wondered what’s out there? Come and find out! Besides gaining an understanding of our universe, you’ll also learn to find your way around the night sky, as well as learn how to choose and use a telescope. Course meets 4 mornings and the 5th class will be an evening field trip to a darker sky. Star chart is included. Signed waiver is required. Bring a flashlight to class for the last session. $99, 10 Hrs Instructor(s): Alex Langoussis 10/05/17 - 10/28/17 5 Session(s) Thu 10AM - 12PM & Sat 7PM 9PM Course# 182SHIS2576A

$159, 16 Hrs Instructor(s): Dawn Laurie 10/10/17 - 12/05/17 (Omit 11/21) 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Course# 182SHGD2465A

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River Cruising for Beginners

European River Cruising 101: All you need to know before you book a river cruise in Europe. This course will cover all areas of river cruising in Europe from choosing a company to choosing which cruise to take. Covered in the course will be: getting there, choosing a cabin, what to expect on board, what kind of food you can expect, the difference between all-inclusive and mostly inclusive cruises and what happens during a day on a European river to name a few. There will be plenty of time for Q&A both during and after the course. The speaker is an experienced river cruiser and writes a travel blog: $49, 3 Hrs Instructor(s): Elsa Nystrom 10/11/17 - 10/12/17 2 Session(s) Wed, Thu 1PM - 2:30PM Course# 182SHOS3402A

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): Martina Goscha 10/10/17 - 11/14/17 6 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Course# 182SHRC1045A

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): Margaret Peabody 10/03/17 - 11/28/17 (Omit: 11/21/17) 8 Session(s) Tue 1PM - 3PM Course# 182SHRC1054A

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 the declarer would make if we do not defend carefully. We start by looking at the guidelines for handling specific situations on defense: opening leads, third-hand 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 the 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): Chris Kohlmiller 10/03/17 - 11/28/17 (Omit: 11/21/17) 8 Session(s) Tue 10AM - 12PM Course# 182SHRC1058A

The Math Behind the Games

Students will take an informative look into the mathematics behind the most popular casino games. Learn how the 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, 5 Hrs Instructor(s): Dan Olejnik 10/16/17 - 10/18/17 2 Session(s) Mon, Wed 6PM - 8:30PM Course# 182SHRC1060A

MONEY MATTERS 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 and Nic Yeomans 10/25/17 1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 182SPGF3600A

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. $49, 2.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Ted Sanders and Nic Yeomans 11/08/17 1 Session(s) Wed 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 182SPGF3608A

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 and Nic Yeomans 10/09/17 - 10/09/17 1 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 9PM Course# 182SPGF3612A


Navigating Your Financial Life

Although we have technically gotten past the recession, many people are still concerned about their current finances. Unfortunately, the vast majority of adults were never given a practical financial education. Money issues not only impact one’s finances, it can play a major role in stress, relationship problems and can lower one’s self confidence. KSU’s adult financial literacy program is designed for individuals with a variety of financial goals, including starting a business, handling credit, financial recovery, debt elimination, insurance, and homeownership. $59, 3.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Dan Olejnik 10/14/17 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 12:30PM Course# 182SPGF3621A

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“Death and Taxes”

Two things are certain. Death and Taxes! In this class, we will address proper estate planning documents and planning for incapacity and death. How you ensure your wishes are executed with little interference and without the costs and publicity of probate? We will spend time discussing simple strategies to reduce and possibly eliminate current and future income and estate taxes. Teachers will provide a fun and interactive environment. $49, 2.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Ted Sanders and Nic Yeomans 11/02/17 1 Session(s) Thu 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 182SPGF3622A


Estate Planning for 2nd Marriages

If you are in your 2nd marriage, you will gain insight and thoughtful considerations on how to design your estate plan. If children exist from prior marriages, you will not want to miss this course as we will show you how to benefit your spouse and not disinherit your children. Instructors will give you thoughtful information to consider in an interactive and conversational environment. $49, 2.5 Hrs Instructor(s): Ted Sanders and Nic Yeomans 11/16/17 1 Session(s) Thu 9:30AM - 12PM Course# 182SPGF3623A


Selling on the Internet

This course is for those who want to know how to sell on the internet, how to get started and what options are available for quick start up. The class will be introduced to proven methods for fast entrance into the world of ecommerce by utilizing various platforms such as:

• Hosted storefronts and shopping carts • Other auction sites, general marketplaces and classified ad sites

This class will show you how to get started and the pros and cons of each marketplace and hosting platform. You can not sell products if you can not find them at profitable prices, this class will also show you how to find those products. $119, 6 Hrs Instructor(s): James Daniel 10/31/17 1 Session(s) Tue 9AM - 4PM Course# 182SPGF3640A $119, 6 Hrs Instructor(s): James Daniel 11/11/17 1 Session(s) Sat 9AM - 4PM Course# 182SPGF3640B

OLLI Events OLLI Fall Social – Oktoberfest

Join us for an evening of food, fun and entertainment from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Dinner - served from 6-7 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 470-578-6765 or you can register online. Cost is $15 per person. Payment is required when reservations are made to secure seating for the program. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. $15, 3 Hrs 10/30/17 1 Session(s) Mon 6PM - 9PM Course# 182SORI0012A

Donuts and Notes - OLLI Free Holiday Open House

Join us for our annual free open house and concert. Coffee, juice and donuts will be served. Art students and instructors will showcase their masterpieces for all to view. FREE, 2 Hrs 12/01/17 1 Session(s) Fri 10AM - 12PM Course# 182SORI0030A

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 1 Session(s) Fri 9AM - 12PM Course# 181SOR10025A

OLLI Sampler

Our OLLI Sampler is a combination of course samplings that we offer each year. Courses will include a mixture of writing, photography, history, math and art. Each Monday will bring a new set of instructors and a new adventure. This course includes admission to five sampler classes and our fall social. The social includes dinner, dancing and live music for all! Bring a friend for only $19! $39, 13 Hrs 10/02/17 - 10/30/17 6 Session(s) 5 Mon 1PM - 3PM 1 Mon 6PM - 9PM (OLLI Social on 10/30) Course# 182SORI0051A

• Online marketplaces like eBay, Amazon and Etsy • Hosted ecommerce platforms such as BigCommerce, Shopify and Volusion • Self hosting options like WooCommerce, Magento and WordPress

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

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