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(928) 717.7634 www.yc.edu/olli 1100 East Sheldon St., #6912 Prescott, AZ 86301

HOURS: Mon-Thurs 8am-4:30pm Friday 8am-4:00pm Building 31


from the chair OLLI Governing Council 2010

left to right: Mel Shutz, Leslie Parsons, Hal Freedman, Sue Nauman, Matt Lukaszewski, Ann Lourie, Emil Borgers, John Paustian, Y. ”Turk” Kangal, Herman Schloss. Not pictured: Lydia Garrett.

Committee Chairs Larry Garrett, Curriculum Marge Rubin and Phyllis Rogers, Social Phil Winkelstern, Finance TBA,Volunteer Coordinator TBA, Nominating Lydia Garrett,Vaughn Delp, Ann Lourie, Membership Lucy Hanson, Historian

Ron Woerner, Editor Matt Lukaszewski, Special Interest Groups Staff­— Office Hours (starting Aug. 16) Monday-Thursday, 8 am-4:30 pm Friday: 8 am-4 pm Patricia Berlowe, administrator, 717-7634 Deni Harris, assistant, 717-7631 Paige Ruggles, assistant, 717-7601

You too could be a facilitator! OLLI offers support, training and mentoring to new facilitators. Contact OLLI at 717-7634 for more information. Deadline to submit a proposal to the curriculum committee for Spring 1, 2011 is November 1.

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who we are YC-OLLI Mission

YC-OLLI Vision

he Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a peer-directed organization within Yavapai College that meets members’ lifelong learning and social interaction needs. The Institute recognizes the unique life experiences of its Central Yavapai County Area participants by self-selecting involvement and collaborative leadership. We share our talents, experience and skills in a relaxed atmosphere filled with humor, wisdom, diversity and insight that enable us to: • Explore new interests • Discover and develop latent abilities • Engage in intellectual and cultural pursuits • Socialize with others of similar interests

OLLI will continue to recognize the individuality of its members by emphasizing and expanding peer learning and social interaction. OLLI will:

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• Function as an “knowledge exchange” in which we utilize, appreciate, and recognize the time and talent of our members as planners, facilitators, organizational officers and committee members • Provide a wide variety of learning groups, workshops and forums, as well as social and cultural events • Serve as an important resource and forum for the discussion of current issues and concerns of its members and the community • Incorporate current and future technologies into our offerings to enhance the convenience and enjoyment of class participants

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registration • ALL enrollments & payments received by August 25 will be

entered into a random drawing to determine class placement. • Enrollments received after the drawing will be assigned to groups on a first-come basis until capacity is reached. There is no way to guarantee your learning group placement. • If your learning group choice is dependent on another m ­ ember’s placement in the same group, fasten the forms together and fill in the space “enroll me ONLY with…” on both applications. • Field trips and events are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and are open to the public. • Unless you hear from the OLLI office, assume you are IN the groups you requested.

Membership Fee Options You may become an OLLI member by: • Paying $130 per year, this membership includes 3 free learning groups per session. Additional learning groups are $25 each.

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quires payment of a $25 fee for each learning group enrollment. • Paying $40 for one 6 week session membership, this membership requires a $25 fee for each learning group enrollment. • Scholarships are available on a limited basis – please see the office staff.

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o Check if you are a first-time member. name___________________________________ address_________________________________ city_______________state____ zip___________ phone __________________________________ email ___________________________________ enroll me ONLY with _______________________ “Memberships are not eligible for refunds or extensions. OLLI learning group fees are not eligible for refund after the first full week, whether you have attended or not. Refunds will be issued for any reason, prior to the end of the first week of class or if OLLI cancels a group, or if a member does not get into a group due to a drawing.”

Return completed registration form to: OLLI 1100 E. Sheldon St., #6912 Prescott, AZ 86301 or call 717-7634 for credit card registration.

Date _______________ o My membership is current, or I am enclosing:

o $130 o $60 o $40 membership fee o non-member

$ _____ for ______ learning groups @ $25 each

$ _____ for ______ learning groups @ $20 each* $ _____ for ______ field trips/events

$ _____ for ___________________ fees. * Current memberships expiring in 2010 will continue paying fees under the 2009 fee structure

Methods of payment:

o Check payable to: Yavapai College o for credit cards, please call the office at 717-7634 or come in, bldg 31, rm 110.


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Munch and Learn So You Think You Might Want to be a Facilitator? Conquest of the Americas It’s a Kick Federalist Papers Pt 2 Three Faces of Rock ‘n Roll The Nature of Earth Ascent of Man Pt 1 Understanding the Universe Oregon Trail Victorian Britain From Monet to Van Gogh Feminist Films Digital Photography

fall 1 session, 2010 learning groups schedule

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Munch & Learn/SIGS–Free to Members!! 3. Solar & Wind Power in Arizona

Munch & Learn

Please register with the office! (It doesn’t count against your 3 free classes for $130 membership.) Join us for coffee and sweets, greet your friends, and listen to a short-format talk about a key topic of interest including questions from the audience. There is no charge for Munch and Learn, REMEMBER TO REGISTER for each session, so we know how many sweets to buy. It is open to all OLLI members.

Fri, 10/8, 8:30-9:45am, Bldg 3, Rm 123 Speaker: Patrick Cannon Considering a solar panel or wind power system for your home? Where do you start? Our speaker, Patrick Cannon, will tell if your home is the right fit for a wind or solar energy system. An environmentally friendly system may make a lot of sense at this time because of the many rebates and tax incentives now available. Patrick will be speaking on the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind renewable energy systems for grid-tied applications, and will include a video animation of a typical small wind system for residential power production.

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4. So You Think You Might Want to be a Facilitator? 1. Prescott Update

Fri, 9/10, 8:30-9:45am, Bldg 3, Rm 123 Speaker: Mayor Marlin Kuykendall Mayor Marlin Kuykendall will have the podium for our first “Munch and Learn.” He serves as the chair of our city council and is responsible for governing our city. The Mayor will speak on city issues, changes and upcoming events. We have a new tourism director and the Mayor will explain how that department is working to bring much needed revenue to our city. He will be happy to answer questions.

2. Pagoda Dreamer

Fri, 9/24, 8:30-9:45am, Bldg 3, Rm 123 Speaker: Judy Davis Judy Davis, a member of OLLI for fourteen years will talk about her book Pagoda Dreamer, a biography of her mother Dorothy Rowe, the daughter of missionaries in China. For fifty years Dorothy wrote to a beloved sister, pouring her heart out about life, love, her fears and her sorrows. These letters are the basis for Judy’s book. Dorothy spent much of her youth living among the Chinese and these years shaped her outlook on life. She had a talent with words that enriched her letters and told stories that are fascinating and moving. 6

Fri, 9/17 ONLY, 8:30-10am, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitators: Rudy Arena & Emil Borgers Join us in this free workshop that will present an overview of the teaching/facilitation process for OLLI. We will cover the simple process of how to develop and submit a proposal, and review ideas for future OLLI learning groups. Learn about resources available for facilitators including mentoring, co-facilitators, and training.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Participation in a SIG group is FREE to all OLLI members. More information is available in the OLLI newsletter, or by contacting the coordinators below. To start a new SIG, please contact Matt Lukaszewski at 717-0801, roseannmatt@earthlink.net

International Dining Coordinator: Sharon Walsh, sharonaz@cableone. net or call 237-9354. Monthly, rotating International Dinners Group, sharing costs and hosting. Book Club Coordinator: Leslie Parsons, parsonsl@cableone. net or 858-6024. We will be meeting on the second Monday of every month in 3-269 from 2-4 pm. Mah Jong Coordinator: Nikki Krause, 708-9295, prcnana@ cableone.net. Join us the 1st and 3rd Mondays, 9 am-noon and 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 1pm in the Cafeteria (building #3).

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Music/Film 5. Opera For Everyone

Tues, 9/7-10/12, 1-3:30pm, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Mel Shutz Works by Verdi, Mozart, Rossini and Wagner are featured in our opening to the Fall opera season. Sorry Puccini lovers; maybe next time. Charming comedy, high drama, and music to please or challenge the listener are all included. As usual, we’ll see and hear different singers, productions and directors’ point of view in each opera. One week, An Afternoon with Joan Sutherland will cover the career of the Australian diva. Reserve your seat now before the curtain goes up.

9. Silent, Please!

Thurs, 9/9-10/14, 10am-Noon, Bldg 2, Rm 138 Facilitator: Paul Goodwin Like watching silent movies? So do I! We’ll be watching one or more silent movies each week – including comedies, dramas, and action films. Participants will be able to vote on which movies we’ll see each week. No note-taking, just pure enjoyment. Let’s have fun together.

6. From Musical Russia With Love!

Wed, 9/8-10/13, 10am-noon, Bldg 2, Rm 206 Facilitator: Nancy Dubow Glorious music by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and others; plus the grand artistry of performers such as Gilels, Oistrakh, Heifetz and others are among the great treasures of Russian classical music that we will explore and celebrate together. Join us and delight in magnificent music both familiar and new.

7. The Three Faces of Rock n’ Roll

Fri, 9/10-10/15, 10am-Noon, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Darryl Gentry The term Rock n’ Roll was coined by the famous radio Deejay, Alan Freed, in March of 1955, as a way to sell a specific style of music to the American White Teenager. We will trace this music prior to 1955 and its evolution into a new form of music called Rock n’ Roll. We will discuss the three separate styles of music that would eventually become Rock n’ Roll, and its influences that helped define the counterculture that forever changed the landscape of the American Teenager.

8. Foreign and Domestic Films

Tues, 9/7-10/12, 9:30am-Noon, Bldg 1, Rm 200 Facilitator: Herman Schloss This course will offer six selected films (domestic and foreign). A few will be chosen for pure entertainment value while others will address social and political problems designed to elicit discussion by the group.

10. Films From A Feminist Perspective Fri, 9/10-10/15, 1-3:30pm, Bldg 3, Rm 124 Facilitator: Sue Nauman Feminism: 1) The theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. 2) Organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests. Using this definition of feminism, we will view movies – old, recent and foreign – to examine and discuss some of the issues women have faced and are still facing in today’s world. We will see how sociological influences, gender, race, class and power differentials intersect and how we both support and suppress political, economic and social equality. This learning group has limited enrollment in order to have lively discussions. All new films!

Benefits of being an OLLI member: e Over 180 learning groups offered throughout the year e “No tests, no grades” learning environment e Meet peers actively involved in lifelong learning e Access to the Yavapai College Library and other discounts – see the office for details e Discover the Southwest through museum and field trips e Make new friends with similar interests Call (928) 717.7634 for information about classes, classrooms and other events.

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Art/Photography 11. Fun With Pastels

Tues, 9/7-10/12, 10am-Noon, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Frank Hamilton Come and enjoy the possibilities of pastel drawings for beginners and the more experienced artists. Participants can use photos of their choice to enhance their skills with pastel chalks and pastel pencils. Initial sessions will stress landscapes, then progress to florals, animals, and other suitable subjects. Class members will need to bring their own set of pastels and drawing surfaces. A supply list will be available in the OLLI office.

12. From Monet to Van Gogh – Pt 1 of 2

Fri, 9/10-10/15, 1-3pm, Bldg 3, Rm 123 Facilitator: John Kohlenberger Our lecturer, Prof. Richard Bretell of the University of Texas, will examine the people and the era that gave birth to modernity in art, occurring largely in France during the latter 19th century. We will look at the philosophies, politics, ideas, tensions and rivalries that animated these times and become acquainted with the lives and works of the men and women who contributed most to Impressionism and its birth, evolution, expansion and final acceptance. Join us… and learn to tell a Monet from a Manet.

13. Digital Photography, How to Take Great Photos

Fri, 9/10-10/15, 1–3pm, Bldg 19, Rm 207 Facilitator: Phil Ball We will discuss the basics of working with your camera to take great photos. We’ll discuss camera techniques including good composition and using the camera to best advantage. This class will be devoted ONLY to the use of your camera. Ownership of a digital camera is assumed although film cameras are acceptable. We will concentrate upon digital. At a later time, separate classes will discuss improving our photos using a computer and Photoshop Elements. Discussion will be in plain English minimizing technical jargon. Bring your camera and the user manual to the first meeting. 8

14. The Photographer’s Eye, Pt 1

Wed, 9/8-10/13, 10am-Noon, Bldg 3, Rm 270 Facilitator: Bill Maxwell Ever wonder why your photos do not look like those in books and calendars? We will explore how to improve the results of your photos. Each session will cover four topics: some basic theory on composition, how to approach a specific subject, how to photograph specific locations and, finally, the class will critique photos. The group will help select subjects and locations to be covered in the sessions. We will NOT cover how to use your camera or how to process or enhance digital photos on your computer. No prerequisites required. Everyone who is interested in photography is welcome!

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Governing Council 31-105 End of Summer Session Deadline for Submission of proposals for Fall 2 learning groups Curriculum Committee 31-105 Fall 1 registration begins Governing Council 31-105 ~ Office hours change ~ M-Th 8am - 4:30pm, Fri 8am - 4pm September 6 Labor Day Holiday (office closed) September 7 Start of Fall 1 Session September 27 Fall 2 registration begins October 18 End of Fall 1 Session ~ Fall 1 started on a Tuesday due to Labor Day, so the final day of classes is Monday Oct 18 ~ October 25 Start of Fall 2 Session November 1 Deadline for Submission of proposals for Spring 1 learning groups November 24-26 Thanksgiving Holiday (office closed) ~ No OLLI learning groups this week ~ December 10 End of Fall 2 Session December 13 Holiday Party!

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Religion/Science 15. The Nature of Earth: an Introduction to Geology Pt 1 of 3

17. Asian Philosophies and Religions - Pt 2

16. Understanding the Universe - Pt 1 of 8

18. Insights into Christianity, Judaism and Islam – Pt 1 of 2

Fri, 9/10-10/15, 10am-Noon, Bldg 1, Rm 203 Facilitator: John Paustian This is a DVD based program that discusses our Earth from its origin through the formation of minerals and continents to volcanoes and earthquakes and soil formation. In addition, we will learn how to recognize a killer volcano, what structures are safe in an earthquake zone and why grain crops flourish in some regions and not in others, see into underground aquifers, learn the theory of plate tectonics and the common geology of coal and oil. The total program consists of 36 lectures with time for discussion.

Fri, 9/10-10/15, 10am-Noon, Bldg 3, Rm 123 Facilitator: Jon Parsons This is the first of a series of 8 parts with a total of 96 lectures by Prof. Alex Fillippenko, U.C. Berkeley. Each lecture will be followed by 30 minutes for questions and discussion. We will start close to home, but by the end we’ll have had a look at the whole universe and the stuff that makes it work. Part 1 will identify bright naked eye night sky objects as well as objects observable with binoculars and small scopes. We will also look at the celestial sphere, the seasons, lunar phases, lunar and solar eclipses, and mankind’s early attempts to study and understand the solar system.

Tues, 9/7-10/12, 1-3pm, Bldg 3, Rm 124 Facilitator: Al Robinson We will examine the major religions and philosophical traditions in South and East Asia. Part 2 will deal with Buddhism, Shinto, Islam and other selected topics. We will discuss traditions, practices, beliefs, doctrines, personalities and the current relevance of these faiths. The approach will be comparative, but not judgmental.

Wed, 9/8-10/13, 10am-Noon, Bldg 2, Rm 202 Facilitators: Louise Schloss, Carolyn Daly-Wood & (Limit 25) Y. “Turk” Kangal These sessions will give you the historical and philosophical highlights of the three related monotheistic religions, their beliefs, origins, rituals, and customs, as well as their similarities and differences. The sessions are strictly informational. We will not judge the superior validity of belief in one faith over another. Part 1 will be a prerequisite for attending Part 2.

Ride-Share Task Force Update

Team members are available to help OLLI members looking for a ride to their OLLI classes. Before calling for a ride, please enroll in the classes you want to take to ensure your place. Then call either: Diane McIntyre at 443-8547, dmprojects@aol.com; or Sharon Walsh at 237-9354, Sharonaz@cableone.net. Also, OLLI members who are not yet part of the driver pool, please call to let us know your possible availability. Additional ride resources: • NACOG (Northern Arizona Council of Governments) provides $35 per month of transportation vouchers to citizens over 55 who apply (no cap on income level). Call 778-1422 for more information. Vouchers are good for designated services including several local taxi companies. • New Horizons Independent Living Center in PV provides shared mini-van rides. Call 775-8870 for information; costs vary by location.

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History 22. Emerson, Thoreau and the Transcendentalist Movement – Pt 2 of 2 Mon, 9/13-10/18, 1-3pm, Bldg 4, Rm 102 Facilitators: Vaughn Delp & Marci Jones

19. The American Civil War – Pt 2 of 4 Wed, 9/8-10/13, 9:30am–Noon, Bldg 1, Rm 200 Facilitator: Rudy Arena

The course addresses such questions as why the war came, why the North won, (or the South lost) how military campaigns unfolded and how the war affected various elements of American society. The bloodiest war in our nation’s history claimed more than 600,000 lives, freed nearly 4,000,000 enslaved African Americans and determined the question of whether a state had the right to withdraw from the union. We will show DVDs of battles, generals, politicians and strategies about one of the most interesting and devastating eras of our heritage.

20. Presidents & First Ladies (Wilson-current) Wed, 9/8-10/13, 10am-Noon, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitators: Joe & Ginnie Rafti

This will be a continuation of our prior class. DVDs will be presented for the Presidents (Wilson – Bush), and PowerPoint presentations for the First Ladies (as well as some of them on DVD). Also included is a DVD presentation for “How the States Were Shared.”

21. World War II - Pt 2 of 5

Wed, 9/8-10/13, 1-3pm, Bldg 1, Rm 200 Facilitator: Emil Borgers This is a five-session series about the entirety of World War II, from the rise of Hitler and Nazism to the post-war criminal trials. Excellent lectures by Professor Thomas Childers will dictate the sequencing of events but will be supplemented by a variety of documentaries. Each session will have one major movie that blends with the subject matter. Part 2 covers the period from May 1940 until the attack on Pearl Harbor. The movie, Tora, Tora, Tora will be shown. 10

In this DVD lecturer/discussion course, we will discover the relationship of the cluster of ideas of individualism and democracy. Few movements in American social and intellectual history have been as influential as this one led by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Many followers called for the remaking of society: abolition of slavery, equal rights for women, freedom of religious thought and practice, educational reform and how to live a good life.

23. The Federalist Papers - Pt 2

Fri, 9/10-10/15,10am-Noon, Bldg 1, Rm 205 Facilitator: Emmett Buell This sequel to The Federalist Papers Part I (spring 2, 2010) focuses on the three branches of government. We read most of Madison’s pieces on the House of Representatives (55-58) and Senate (62-63), plus Hamilton on the executive (65, 68-77) and his number 78 on judicial review. Madison expounds on factors that will keep members faithful to their trust and brilliantly anticipates a 20th century “iron law of oligarchy.” Hamilton’s piece on the politically charged process of presidential impeachment figured importantly in the Nixon and Clinton crises. Many scholars have interpreted Hamilton’s case for judicial review as a brief for judicial supremacy.

24. High Altitude Cultures

Thurs, 9/9-10/14, 1-3pm, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Edna Moglewer Scientists identify three major High Altitude cultures: African Ethiopian, South American Andean, and the complex Asian Mountain areas. The class will be introduced to some early and later biological studies pertaining to adjustments to living at high altitudes. Differences between biological adaptations of Ethiopians, Asians and Andean peoples will be covered. A hodge podge of regional pictures and live media of the various areas will be included in the class time. Some (very little) personal experiences in the areas will be shared.

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History 25. The Smoki Series

Thurs, 9/9-10/14, 1-3pm; Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave. Facilitators: Smoki Docents This series will feature information on the Smoki People of Prescott: Who were they and why did they do what they did? Indian Jewelry – the history and making of these beautiful works of art. Navajo Rugs – the identification of styles and patterns from 1800s to today. Zuni – who are they and what are their ways of life? All classes will include lectures from local experts and historians from the Smoki Museum, and will include some hands on experience as well as the viewing of museum collections. Smoki members are welcome to join the class for only the $20 class fee.

26. Conquest Of The Americas – Pt 1 of 2 Fri, 9/10-10/15, 10am-Noon, Bldg 3, Rm 271 Facilitator: Walt Bull

Professor Marshall Eakin of Vanderbilt University presents this course on the fate of the New World after the voyages of Columbus. North, Central and South America were greatly affected by the rush of European nations to take advantage of new lands. Regretfully, these lands, and their native occupants, were subject to annihilation, enslavement, disease, new religion, and many changes to the detriment of the native peoples. Within a generation both these new lands and their European invaders would never again be the same.

27. Ascent of Man - Pt 1 of 2

Fri, 9/10-10/15, 10am-Noon, Bldg 1, Rm 204 Facilitator: Joann Borger Jacob Bronowski’s The Ascent of Man was initially written as a BBC-TV program in 1972 and the book was published in 1973. The essays are still relevant today and will be available for your reading pleasure. Handouts will be available before the first class. The Ascent of Man was written to explain the unfolding of humans and civilization. Bronowski wrote, “There cannot be a philosophy, there cannot even be a decent science, without humanity.” He begins with the physical evolution of humans, continuing through the development of science, art, math and technology. Enjoy the journey into the development of mankind’s knowledge.

28. The Oregon Trail

Fri, 9/10-10/15, 1-3pm, Bldg 3, Rm 125 Facilitators: Jerry & Peggy Jones (skips 5th week) This is the complete story of the hardy pioneers who changed the course of American history as they crossed the Oregon Trail. Woven into the film are hundreds of rare paintings, photos and sketches from the mid-1800’s. The filmmakers relentlessly searched archives from coast-tocoast to compile an incredible collection of the Trail’s most fascinating historic images. The Great Migration, the reasons behind the journey, and daily life are among the topics that will be covered.

29. Victorian Britain - Pt 1 of 3 Fri, 9/10-10/15, 1-3pm, Bldg 1, Rm 203 Facilitator: John Paustian

This course is a chronological trip through the Victorian era – an era that built one of the world’s first industrial democracies. The industrial revolution led to sweeping scientific, historical, and technological shifts without upheavals that were rife in other European societies. The course will touch on the rise of trade unionism as well as achievements in art, literature, music, and the discoveries of Victorian explorers.

30. The American Identity (A Biographical Approach) Pt 1 of 4

Thurs, 9/9-10/14, 10am–Noon, Bldg 2, Rm 202 Facilitators: Vaughn Delp

What defines an American? What are the characteristics that set us apart? In Part 1, this DVD series is taught by Professor Patrick Allitt of Emory University. Each lecture (two per week) features powerful figures from Colonial America who contributed to the American tradition. Some of these biographies incorporate well-known figures, such as John Smith, William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Lewis and Clark, as well as some lesser-known participants. We will focus through DVD and discussion on the question of whether or not the distinctive characteristics of Americans changed as society, culture, and technology changed.

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Finance/Discussion 31. The State of Your Estate

Thurs, 9/23-10/14, 1-2:30pm, Bldg 3, Rm 125 Facilitator: Annetta Munstermann Learn how to ensure protection of your assets while you are living and how your heirs can get the most out of your estate. This course will cover wills and the probate system, conservatorships, and revocable living trusts. In addition, you will learn about the challenges of retirement and how to generate income even though you are retired.

32. Managing Your Investments in a Changing World

Wed, 10/6 only, 1–3pm, Bldg 1, Rm 205 Facilitator: Patrick Bertenshaw Today’s volatile markets require a more sophisticated investment strategy. Does your investment portfolio manage the risks and take advantage of the opportunities? This course will update you on current market conditions and teach you the strategies that today’s most successful investors are using to protect and grow their wealth. Special low price: members $10, non-members $15 (or free if selected as one of your 3 free classes for current $130 members)

33. Are You Really A Liberal?

Tues, 9/7-10/12, 10am-Noon, Bldg 4, Rm 121 Facilitator: Louise Schloss Many people call themselves liberals. Do all liberals think alike? Is there a “party” line? Are there areas of agreement between liberals and conservatives? This class will attempt to determine what they have in common and on what they disagree. We will meet in individual classrooms the first five classes and then come together with conservatives in the last class.

34. Are You Really A Conservative?

Tues, 9/7-10/12, 10am-Noon, Bldg 4, Rm 123 Facilitator: Larry Martin Many people call themselves conservatives. Do all conservatives think alike? Is there a “party” line? Are there areas of agreement between liberals and conservatives? This class will attempt to determine what they have in common and on what they disagree. We will meet in individual classrooms the first five classes and then come together with liberals in the last class. 12

35. Technology and Society: Viewpoints and Updates

Wed, 9/8-10/13, 1-3pm, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Susan Gerhart Every day brings new technologies that influence society and vice versa. This learning group will employ current materials available, mostly on the Internet, to update ourselves and critically express our viewpoints. Example topics from early 2010 might include: electronic books; automotive safety; inter-planetary travel; propulsion systems; earthquake survival; social media privacy; data mining; border surveillance and deep sea drilling. Collectively we will be exposed to influential technologies, then better understand the effects on our lives and the progress of society, while exploring new tools for learning and critical thinking.

Fall 2010 Edventures Trips OLLI Members get 10% off!* 9/17 Crown King 9/18 Wupatki/Sunset Crater 9/22-24 Napa Valley Historic Winery Tour 9/25-26 Canyon de Chelly 9/28-30 X Diamond Ranch 10/1 Route 66 Rendevous 10/2 Verde Railroad & Blazin’ M Ranch 10/7-10 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 10/8, 10/20, 11/13, 12/4 Drive to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon 10/9 2010: A Space Odyssey (Lowell Observatory) 10/12-15 Colorado Color: Durango RR & Mesa Verde 10/16 Rafting the bottom of the Grand Canyon* 10/22 Steam-boating Canyon Lake 10/23 San Francisco Peaks 10/27-29 Tombstone & Bisbee: Ghosts of the Old West 10/30 Prescott Ghost Walk 11/2-5 Catalina Island Getaway 11/6 Hualapai Skywalk & Grand Canyon Caverns 11/11 Casa Grande Ruins & Pueblo Grande 11/12 Bagdad Mine Tour 12/3 Grand Canyon Railway - Polar Express June 2011 Culinary Tour of Italy* Visit us online at www.yc.edu/edv for full trip descriptions, pricing, cancellation policies, and itineraries or call 928.717.7755 to request a catalog. *Discount excludes selected trips and international tours.

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Health/Outdoors 36. Tools for Self Healing

40. QiGong

37. Journey to Wellness – Nutrition Made Clear, Pt 2 of 3

41. Hiking (Easy to Moderate)

Tues, 9/7 ONLY, 1–3pm, Bldg 1, Rm 203 Facilitator: Barbara Morlan Empower yourself by learning several simple techniques to improve health challenges, relationship issues and generally improve the quality of your life. Depending on the needs and interests of participants, some of the topics can include stress management, the use of sound and color, affirmations and several easy techniques to balance body energies in minutes, reactivate your perfect cell blueprint and visualize the future of your choice. Special low price: members $10, non-members $15 (or free if selected as one of your 3 free classes for current $130 members)

Mon, Wed, and Fri, 9/8-10/18, 8:30–9:30am Unity Church, 124 S. Arizona Labyrinth Garden (or Fellowship Hall) Facilitator: Vicki Barnes QiGong is an ancient Chinese practice with many forms. In this group, we will do 21 movements for health and longevity. The movements are slow and gentle and are practiced while following your breathing. They promote flexibility, balance and a sense of well-being. Depending on the weather each day, the group will meet in the Labyrinth Garden or the Fellowship Hall. OLLI membership is waived for Unity Church members in this group, who pay only the $25 group fee.

Thurs, 9/9-10/14, 10am-Noon, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitators: Clark Engle & Carolyn Daly-Wood This learning group is an opportunity to finally sort out nutritional misconceptions into the facts of hard science that is easy to understand and implement in your life. This learning group is for everyone, no matter what your age or lifestyle. Be healthy – be energized – love your food. For an in-depth course outline, contact the OLLI Office.

38. Meditation & Mindfulness

Sat, 9/11-9/25, 10am–Noon, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Terry Masto (3 weeks only) Spend time observing the quiet places in your mind. We become habitual about running to our next activity. Become acquainted with solitude, relaxation and quietness. The health benefits of meditation are documented. Learn to respond, not to react.

39. What You are Looking for is not in the Refrigerator: Making Peace with Food Sat, 10/2-10/16, 10am-Noon, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitator: Terry Masto (3 weeks only) You will develop courage and discipline utilizing discussion and meditation to explore the love-hate relationship with food. No diets! No exercise! No gimmicks! Empowering you to take control at last. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook.

Mon, 9/13-10/18, 8–10am Facilitators: Larry Martin & Jim Muehleisen Meet in the parking lot at Petsmart, at Walker Road and Rt 69. Hike our beautiful trails in and around Prescott. This series of hikes will focus on the Lynx Lake area. Our hikes range about 3 miles in length, and are rated easy to moderate. Sometimes the trails are covered with loose rocks, so come prepared with hiking boots, water, sunscreen and some kind of headgear. (Always check with your physician before joining any hiking group.) Since we are carpooling to the trailhead, please be prepared to donate $1 to defray the cost of gas. (Sorry, no dogs allowed on hikes.)

42. It’s a Kick!

Fri, 9/10-10/15, 10-11:30am, Bldg 19, Rm 225 Facilitator: Terry Masto (Limit 10) It is important for seniors to build and maintain muscle strength and endurance to help you live an active lifestyle. You will enjoy an excellent workout utilizing principles of kickboxing. We will learn punches and kicks to activate lazy, unused muscles, all set to great music. Loose clothing and comfortable shoes required.

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Travel/Hobbies/Prescott Valley 43. The NYC NOT on Your Tour Guide’s Agenda

Mon, 9/13-10/18, 1-3pm, Bldg 31, Rm 105 Facilitators: Sandy & Ellis Rackoff In this course we will discuss numerous points of interest not only in “The City” but in the outlying boroughs as well. Starting with lower Manhattan, we will wend our way to the northern most point. We’ll also touch on lesser known facts/places in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

44. The National Parks – Pt 2 of 2 Tues, 9/7-9/21, 1-3:30pm, Bldg 3, Rm 125 Facilitators: John & Dianne Kuzminski

The Making of the National Parks captures the park’s history, musical journeys, outtakes, mini-documentaries and contemporary stories of each. Discover each park and explore it’s unique wildlife, flora and fauna. Come and enjoy beautiful scenery and share your memories of these national gems.

46. Steinbeck, Again!

Fri, 9/10-10/15, 10am-Noon, Bldg 40, Rm 110 Prescott Valley Campus Facilitator: Ron Woerner This group is exactly the same as the one offered Spring I. It is being repeated for OLLI members who, for whatever reason, were unable to take it earlier. As with the original group, we will read and discuss at least four of Steinbeck’s short novels: Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, and The Pearl. If there is time, we will also cover The Moon Is Down. Members can purchase the book, The Short Novels of John Steinbeck at the college bookstore or call the OLLI office for more information on book availability.

47. What is Wine All About?

Fri, 9/10-10/15, 1-3pm, Bldg 40, Rm 110, Prescott Valley Campus Facilitator: Art Reckler Experience the underlying nuances of wine on DVD with Jennifer Bryan, the lecturer who holds the prestigious title of Wine Master (only 26 reside in the United States). Art Reckler is experienced in wine sales and engineering of wine equipment. The journey will cover primarily French, German, Italian and American wines. We will focus on building a taster’s tool kit, discussing terms, examine grape varieties, styles of dry and sweet wine, touching on sparkling and champagne. Hopefully we can lecture and discuss these aspects of “what is wine all about?” Prescott Valley Campus location

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45. Viewpoints

Tues, 9/7-10/12, 1-3pm, Bldg 1, Rm 200 Facilitator: Y. “Turk” Kangal (Limit 15) Aristotle says, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” No idea, belief or opinion is out of bounds; however, not to allow one to express his or her thoughts is. Let us have a lively, entertaining, and most of all, informative discussion. Let us also keep in mind everyone is entitled to their opinion, but no one is entitled to their own facts.

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Field Trips SKULL VALLEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM ICE CREAM/PIE SOCIAL

Frank Lloyd Wright – Taliesin West Saturday, September 11th, bus leaves at 8:30am, returning about 5pm. Facilitator: Jerry Burress Meet on the Yavapai College campus – by the flagpoles (Limit 50) Frank Lloyd Wright considered by The American Institute of Architecture in 1991 as the “greatest American Architect of all time” of which he would have agreed, had a summer home in Spring Green, Wisconsin and a winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He named them Taliesin (meaning “bright brow” or “radiant brow”) East and West. We have the opportunity to take a 90-minute tour of Taliesin West in Scottsdale which will include his living quarters with the famous uncomfortable, but beautiful furniture that he designed, the cabaret theatre, outdoor spaces, terraces, gardens, walkways, kiva and pavilion. COST: $75.00 per person for members / $85.00 non-members, includes lunch at The Blue Adobe nearby.

Edventures

We’re going places!

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Day trips to great locations around the state Overnight trips to Death Valley, Bryce Canyon and more! Journey abroad with Edventures International to see whales in Baja or safari in Africa!

Visit us online at www.yc.edu/edv (now you can view full itineraries!) or call 717-7755 to request a catalog.

Saturday, September 25th – 11am to 3pm Meet in the OLLI office parking lot at building 31 to carpool Come visit the museum building, which is a historic train depot and section house, including Santa Fe Railroad artifacts, mining, ranching and farming artifacts dealing with the history of Skull Valley. Native American artifacts adorn the museum grounds. See Model T cars, antique tractors and tractor pulls and enjoy hay rides, crafts, quilting and more. Enjoy homemade pie and ice cream for $5.00. Admission is free.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AT ASU GAMMAGE

Saturday, October 23rd, bus leaves at 11am, return by 8pm Facilitator: Peg Boyce Meet on the Yavapai College campus – by the flagpoles DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Tempe! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest!” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment! COST: $115.00 per person for members / $125.00 non-members, includes dinner at PF Chang’s.

Cancellation Policy: Cancel prior to seven days before trip start date, trip cost refunded less $10. Cancel after seven days before trip start date, trip cost refunded less $20.

Where are you going in 2010? See page 12 for list of trips. (928) 717-7755 e www.yc.edu/edv


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Is getting to your OLLI learning group on campus a challenge because of a disability? For those who need assistance in finding appropriate parking and getting to your classroom, we offer the following information: Disability parking is located at the second floor level behind Buildings 3 and 4 and in parking lot M. You must have a disability permit to park in these areas. You may take the elevator in Buildings 2, 3 and 4 to the first floor level. If there are any other disability concerns or requests for accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact Disability Resources for assistance… 776-2079.

Fall 1 2010 Schedule  

A list of all of our courses for our Fall Session.

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