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Membership Benefits Monthly Meetings

Members enjoy 10 monthly meetings each year that feature a speaker, light refreshments, and a chance to socialize with other members. Guests are welcome to attend one OLLI monthly meeting without charge and experience our program. Those who wish to attend more than one meeting may join OLLI or pay $10 per meeting. Upcoming Fall Programs are listed on page 4.

Interest Groups

Interest groups offer a chance to meet on a regular basis with others who share a passion for a sport, social activity, or specific interest. For more information on current groups and leader information see our website svsu.edu/olli or call our office at (989) 964-4475.

Member Newsletter

Ten monthly copies of The Adventurer and bi-monthly emails update members on OLLI programs and other SVSU activities, such as lectures, concerts, and theater productions.

Member Discounts

Classes OLLI offers unique classes that are all about learning — but without tests, grades and homework. Classes usually meet three-to-five times for two hours; there are no long-term commitments.

Travel We offer educational and “just plain fun” day trips and multiple-day domestic and international travel opportunities with OLLI members. We generally plan 12 day trips per semester and up to two international trips a year. See Pages 5-6. Discounted Ryder Center Membership OLLI members who enjoy participating in regular fitness activities are offered a $100 annual membership at SVSU’s fitness center, less than half the normal rate. Just show your membership card or receipt to the Ryder desk staff to obtain the discount.

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Message from the Director of OLLI

It’s time to enjoy that last barbecue, bask in that final, warm, midday glow from the sun, and unpack the sweaters and gloves — it’s fall. As summer fades into autumn, remember that OLLI is here for you with an exciting slate of fall classes, trips, and speakers. Why not try something new? With over 90 classes this semester and a dozen day trips, there is something for everyone. Established in 2001, we have grown to over 2,100 members from throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. We are constantly trying to keep our members happy. This semester, check out our new instructors and let me know if you like them, and as always, let us know what classes and trips you’d like to see in future catalogs too.

Katherine Ellison, Ph.D., Director keelliso@svsu.edu

Table of Contents

4 Monthly Meetings

20 Exercise, Sports & Fitness

6 Day Trips

26 History

5 Multiple Day Trips

23 Health

10 Interest Groups

30 Literature

10 Art

31 Music

12 Business

32 Science & Nature

12 Computers & Technology

34 Fall – Technology Tuesday

17 Cooking

35 Locations for Classes

17 Crafts & Hobbies

35 Cancellation Policy

19 Current Events & World Culture 35 Registration Dates & Times

For registration dates and times, see Page 35.

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MONTHLY MEETINGS Agenda for All Monthly Meetings

8:45 a.m. – Registration, Socializing and Light Refreshments 9:30 a.m. – Announcements and Program Begins

Annual Fall Kickoff! Wednesday, September 12

Visit our vendor tables from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.

Cancer Free with CyberKnife

SPONSORS Dr. V. Elayne Arterbery, Seton Cancer Institute Dr. V. Elayne Arterbery, radiation oncologist at Seton Cancer Institute, will lead a discussion into the current advances in cancer care for patients while highlighting the unique capabilities of the CyberKnife system. The St. Mary’s of Michigan CyberKnife, located in Saginaw, brings leadingedge technology and a highly sought-after treatment option to our local communities. This specialized system provides patients a pain-free, nonsurgical option for the treatment of tumors anywhere in the body, often with little to no recovery time or side effects. Dr. Arterbery will discuss current advances in treatment options and review a series of actual patient case studies. Taking a special interest herself in the treatment of cancer of the prostate and breast, Dr. Arterbery will also share the current research and advances being made to care for these patients less invasively in the future.

Wednesday, October 10 – Fast, Feast, and Fest: World Religions and their Holy Days David Nichols, Ph.D., SVSU One way to understand major world religions is through their holy days. In this talk, Dr. Nichols of SVSU’s philosophy department will use examples of annual religious events—major holidays, mostly—from around the world as a way of understanding religious traditions and their “sacred time.” We will see how holidays play a role within larger liturgical calendars and how they shape community identities. Sacred time is an extraordinary or transcendent experience of events, clearly distinguishable from the ordinary or mundane. Each religious tradition has a way of situating human beings into a deeper realization of what makes their time meaningful. Holidays have the power to transform how we think about the ordinary time of everyday life. Join Dr. Nichols to learn how there can be various kinds of religious orientation to time, not just a singular way of thinking about it. Wednesday, November 14 – Caring for Yourself While Caring for Another OLLI Member Jerry A. Willing, LMSW, LMFT November is National Family Caregivers Month. The emerging Alzheimer’s and dementia epidemic is making an unwelcome visit into the lives of our families. No one really expects it, but at some time or another, just about everyone has been—or will be—responsible for giving care, for a sustained period, to someone close to them. Unfortunately, the most devoted caregivers are at risk of dying first themselves unless they ask for help and strengthen their self-care skills when caring for loved ones. Jerry and June Willing became OLLI members when OLLI was founded, and he cared for her for ten years as they struggled with her Alzheimer’s. Jerry is a marriage counselor and he will present the eight stages of becoming a successful caregiver and avoiding burnout, sharing his own personal experiences: including the emotional roller coaster ride of shock, anxiety, confusion, depression, anger, guilt, and grief. You will discover your inner traits and strengths which will enable you to experience laughter and joy during this arduous caregiver journey. Join us beforehand for a performance by “OLLI’s Follies,” the singing interest group.

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MULTIPLE DAY TRIPS 2018-2019 Below is a summary of our multiple day travel opportunities for 2018-2019. Members will receive detailed trip brochures with registration information as they become available. Generally speaking, our multiple day travel includes a pre-trip dinner and post-trip gathering, airport transfers from SVSU, professional destination program director and some meals. For availability and registration information, please contact the OLLI office at (989) 964-4475.

Cruising the Adriatic February 26 – March 12, 2019

Discover the lush islands and magnificent walled cities of Croatia, Eastern Europe’s best kept secret, on a 15-day small ship adventure. We’ll travel on a privately owned 50-passenger ship operated by Grand Circle Cruise Line. The group will explore the beauty of Zdar, cruise to the islands of Hvar and Korcula and visit Dubrovnik, Croatia’s crown jewel.

The American South April 6 – April 15, 2019

Discover the musical meccas of Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans, which offer up bluesy roots, country rhythms, unique cultures, and mouth-watering cuisines. We have also included a 4-day extension in colorful New Orleans during its annual French Quarter Festival. Nearly two dozen stages take over the French Quarter during the festival, and festival goers will hear jazz, r & b, zydeco, New Orleans funk, swing, and rock!

Ireland in Depth May 22 – June 5, 2019

This Ireland tour is an in-depth discovery of the Emerald Isle — its lore, its lands, and above all, the gregarious charm of its people. Includes visits to Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Killarney, and Galway.

Alaska Discovery – Land & Cruise August/September, 2019 (13-days, dates to be determined) Itinerary not available at this time.

Philadelphia September/October 2019

(5-days, dates to be determined) Trip includes visits to the Museum of the American Revolution, the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall & the Liberty Bell, The Franklin Institute, and Valley Forge.

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DAY TRIPS Trip Policies and Listening Device Details

Upon registration for a day trip you will receive a receipt. Approximately one week prior to the trip, you will receive details about where and when to meet the motorcoach. SVSU is committed to equal access for persons with disabilities and we will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations. Persons requesting an accommodation must inform the OLLI office at (989) 964-4475 within the first week of registration. SVSU-OLLI now has listening devices designed by Tour Guide Solutions, which includes a transmitter for the guide, and receivers for the travelers. You may plan on using this system on day trips that include tour guides. Look for the and you may bring your own earbuds or headphones for a standard 3.5 mm jack, if you prefer. Day trips are NON-REFUNDABLE unless we are able to fill your spot on the trip, in which case you will receive your registration fee minus a $10 processing fee.

01) Journey to Freedom: Underground Railroad Tour of Washtenaw County

A quilt lofting in the breeze on the clothesline, a lit lantern placed off to the side of the porch, or the distinct hoot of an owl nearby might all suggest the route for escaped slaves to follow on their journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad. On this exciting daytrip, join OLLI and the African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County to visit sites associated with abolitionists and the Underground Railroad network around Ann Arbor, including the historic Starkweather homestead and Depot Town. You will also hear the stories of the freedom-seekers from Sharon Township to Ypsilanti. Lunch at Frenchie’s Restaurant and motor coach transportation from SVSU included. Saturday, September 15 • 9 a.m.-7 p.m. • $79 for members • $99 for non-members

02) Elk Viewing Carriage Ride & Gourmet Lunch at Thunder Bay Resort

We’re heading north to Hillman, Michigan to enjoy the beautiful scenery and some fine dining. We’ll arrive at the resort around lunchtime and your adventure will begin as you board a horse-drawn carriage that will take you through the wooded resort and into the Elk Preserve where you will get a close look at majestic bull elk. Our deep-woods destination is the Elk Antler Log Cabin, where the resort’s culinary staff will prepare a five-course meal, which even includes locally produced wine. After lunch, we’ll take the same route back through the woods to the motor coach. This trip includes motor coach transportation from SVSU, carriage ride, and lunch with wine. Tuesday, September 18 • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • $149 for members • $169 for non-members

03) School of Rock at the Wharton

Based on the hit film, School of Rock is an energetic musical comedy that follows the life of wannabe rock star, Dewey Finn as he serves time as a substitute teacher. Turning his class of straight-A students into a rock band, Finn inspires everyone to be a little bit rock. This performance features all the songs from the film as well as 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber of Phantom of the Opera-fame and a kids’ rock band. We will enjoy lunch beforehand at Bravo Cucina Italiano. This trip includes motor coach transportation from SVSU, the performance, and lunch. Saturday, September 22 • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • $155 for members • $175 for non-members

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DAY TRIPS 04) Russian/Polish Cultural Tour

Zabawmy się! On this tour, we’ll learn about the immigration and migration issues, the population, community involvement, insights and challenges, and the arts and culture of Russian and Polish communities in Metro Detroit. We’ll begin with a stop at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, where we’ll tour with Father Lev Kopistiansky. From there, we’ll dine on a seven-course Russian Tea at the Royal Eagle Restaurant on the grounds of the St. Sabbas Monastery in Harper Woods where you can also take a self-guided tour of the church and gardens. We’ll finish our trip with a bus tour of Hamtramck led by our guide, Linda Yellin, exploration of the Hamtramck Historical Museum and Polish Art Center, and visit a polish baker in Hamtramck; bakery costs are on your own. This trip includes motor coach transportation from SVSU, lunch at the Royal Eagle, and the tour. *Please note that there is a dress code of covered shoulders and below the knee skirts or pants at St. Sabbas. Thursday, October 4 • 7 a.m.-7 p.m. • $119 for members • $139 for non-members

05) Dancing in the Street at the Detroit Symphony & The Detroit Public Library

Made in Detroit, Motown music quickly became affiliated with hit-making African-American artists like Martha Reeves, Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye that could bridge the color gap in pop music. Join OLLI for this unique opportunity to hear all the hits from Motown in one concert! Smash hits like “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough,” “Dancing in the Street,” and “My Girl” will be orchestrated by the Detroit Symphony for your listening pleasure. After the performance, enjoy lunch at the DSO, and then take a private tour of the Detroit Public Library Main Branch, once called “the most beautiful building in Detroit.” Featuring Italian Renaissance design, this 1921 library building was designed by architect Cass Gilbert and partially funded by Andrew Carnegie. This trip includes motor coach transportation from SVSU, concert, lunch, and library tour. Friday, October 12 • 8 a.m.-7 p.m. • $145 for members • $165 for non-members

06) Fool for Love at the Royal Oak Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre

In a rundown motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, former lovers May and Eddie square off to make sense of their intensely volatile relationship. Once childhood sweethearts, they’re as unhappy together as they are apart. As they grapple with ghosts of the past and their tortured, tangled feelings of desire, a stranger visits, unleashing dark, long-hidden secrets that threaten to consume them and everything they’ve known. Written by acclaimed playwright Sam Shepard, Fool for Love was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and won an Obie Award for Best New American Play. Beforehand, we’ll have lunch at the Royal Oak Brewery. This trip includes motor coach transportation from SVSU, performance and lunch. Sunday, October 14 • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • $95 for members • $115 for non-members

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DAY TRIPS 07) Michigan Princess Color Cruise and Tour of the Michigan Government Buildings

Join us on a Victorian style, fully enclosed riverboat for a cruise along the Grand River during the peak of color season. The Michigan Princess was built in 1991, but styled after the classic vessels of an earlier time. On board, you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch and music. Following the cruise, we’ll tour the Michigan Capitol Building, designed by Elijah Myers and completed in the 1870s. We’ll also visit the Hall of Justice, home to the Michigan Supreme Court, and tour the building. This trip includes motor coach transportation from SVSU, cruise and lunch, capitol building and Hall of Justice tour. Tuesday, October 23 • 7 a.m.-6 p.m. • $95 for members • $115 for non-members

08) Cirque de la Symphonie at the Detroit Symphony and the Parade Company Studio Tour

Join the aerial acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie as they perform gravitydefying feats above and around the orchestra, choreographed to live music performed by the Detroit Symphony. After the performance, we’ll dine at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, and then head to the Parade Company studios for a tour. The Parade Company is home to America’s Thanksgiving Parade, founded in 1924. Their studios house over 200,000 square feet of floats, thousands of costumes, and the world’s largest collection of papiermâché heads. Find out how their artisan’s make Detroit’s most visible civic event come to life each year. This trip includes motor coach transportation from SVSU, performance, lunch, and Parade Company studio tour. Friday, November 2 • 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. • $135 for members • $155 for non-members

09) Rum Runners Prohibition Tour

Guzzle your gin quickly or cap your whiskey as prohibition is here! On this fun and interesting tour learn about the roaring twenties and prohibition from perioddressed guides as they whisk you through the waterfront of Old Sandwich Town, Bedford United Church, Walkerville, and a re-enacted speakeasy in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Learn about the “noble experiment,” listen to the music of the times, and see where the money went. We’ll also take a closeup look at the Ambassador Bridge and learn about how illegal liquor was transported from Canada to the dry United States. During the tour, we’ll enjoy lunch at Franco’s Restaurant in Windsor. This trip includes motor coach transportation from SVSU, tour, and lunch. *A U.S. passport or enhanced license is required for this trip. Thursday, November 15 • 7 a.m.-7 p.m. $110 for members • $130 for non-members

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DAY TRIPS 10) Fiddler on the Roof at the Wharton

Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love, and laughter. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning, Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Join OLLI for this memorable performance at the Wharton Center on the campus of Michigan State University. Before the performance we’ll stop for lunch at Henry’s Place. Trip includes motor coach transportation from SVSU, lunch and the performance. Saturday, December 8 • 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. • $155 for members • $175 for non-members

11) Meadow Brook Hall and Sanders Chocolate Factory Holiday Tour

Built between 1926 and 1929, the grand estate of auto-pioneer John Dodge’s widow, Meadow Brook Hall, is decorated for the holidays. Tour this festive country estate situated on more than 1,500 acres on your own and enjoy an elegant holiday lunch. Following Meadow Brook, we will visit the Sanders Chocolate Factory for a guided tour, including free chocolate samples! Pick up all your holiday treats in the Sanders Chocolate and Ice Cream Shoppe before we depart. Trip includes motor coach transportation from SVSU, Meadow Brook and Sanders tours, and lunch. Monday, December 10 • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • $85 for members • $105 for non-members

12) ’Twas a Girls Night Before Christmas at the Detroit City Theatre

Take a break from holiday stress and enjoy a visit to the City Theatre in Detroit, a new venue for OLLI. From the producers of the musical, Girls Night, is this hilarious holiday sequel featuring five girlfriends out on the town during the holidays. Laughing, crying, and gossiping, the ladies’ stories of long visits with in-laws and overcrowded malls will resonate with anyone who has survived the holiday season. This musical also features classic Christmas songs and contemporary hits to get you singing and dancing along. Beforehand we will have lunch at Hockeytown Café, a Detroit establishment since 1999. Trip includes motor coach transportation from SVSU, lunch, and the performance. Saturday, December 15 • 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. $125 for members $145 for non-members

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INTEREST GROUPS Over the years we have learned that people join OLLI for two major reasons. The first is the opportunity to learn new things and travel; but a second — and sometimes more important — reason is the opportunity to meet new friends who have similar interests. Interest Groups bring together members who have similar interests or hope to meet others socially. From time to time we hear that our members would like to start a new Interest Group. The first step of the process is to find a group leader. This is the person who communicates with the group members and works with the OLLI office to secure a meeting place and a regular meeting time. If you are interested in leading a group, or want to learn more about the process, contact Katherine Ellison at (989) 964-4310 or by email at keelliso@svsu.edu.

FALL 2018 CLASSES ART (101) Art Appreciation Series: 18th Century Art in Europe and America to Present Time

Learn about 18th Century art of the Rococo in Europe and America to present time (1700-2018) in the long-running OLLI Art Appreciation Series. Join your OLLI friends to discover the witty and ornamental art of this style with its bold use of pastels and gilding to draw the eye in various directions. Instructor: Andrea Ondish, Marshall M. Fredericks Museum Mondays • 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 • 1-3 p.m. Location: A107 Price: $23 for members • $46 for non-members

(102) Beginning Watercolor Painting

This class is for the true beginning watercolor artist and those who want to review the basics. Watercolor supplies will be discussed. We will practice various techniques in applying paint to paper, brush strokes, color mixing with the primary colors, creating values and more; we will use these lessons in a painting each week. Drawing skills are not required. Watercolor can be challenging, but it is also very fun and spontaneous! Leave expectations at home and come learn the joy of watercolor painting! Instructor: Stacie Rose, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 9/7, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: A107 Price: $89 for members • $119 for non-members

(103) Beyond the Basics: Watercolor Painting — Florals and Still Lifes

This class will continue learning various watercolor techniques, color schemes, creating form, and adding texture. Each week we will practice a technique and use what we have learned in a painting. It would be preferable to have taken the beginning class or have some prior watercolor experience. Drawing skills are not required. Watercolor can be challenging, but it is also very fun and spontaneous! Leave expectations at home and come learn the joy of watercolor painting! Instructor: Stacie Rose, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: A107 Price: $89 for members • $119 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES

(104/105) Pen & Ink with Oil Rouging

Here’s your chance to try something different — pen and ink with oil rouging! Over the course of two class sessions, you will create a beautiful piece of art under the direction of a certified Mary Owens Pen & Ink/Oil Rouging instructor. The instructor will provide all the supplies as well as step-by-step instruction, but an $8.00 pattern fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class and framing is available for a fee; please speak to your instructor. The piece you will create is shown above. Instructor: Barbara Waybrant, Artistic Creations Fridays • Session One (Wishing Well)(104): 9/7, 9/14 Session Two (Candle Aglow)(105): 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: C130 Price: $65 for members • $95 for non-members

(106/107) Colored Pencil

Change “just coloring” into beautiful works of art! Learn shading, showing depth, and more. The instructor will provide everything you need to complete the picture and offers framing at the end of class for a fee. You can go home with your picture ready to hang! The second session has a $10.50 pattern fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. The piece you will create is shown above. Instructor: Barbara Waybrant, Artistic Creations Fridays • Session One (Old Truck)(106): 10/5, 10/12 Session Two (Cardinal)(107): 12/7, 12/14 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: C101 Price: $65 for members • $95 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (108/109) Thursday Pen & Ink at the Y

If Fridays don’t work for your schedule, try these Thursday art classes at the Saginaw Y! Join a certified Mary Owens Pen & Ink/Oil rouging instructor to learn this beautiful skill. The instructor will provide all the supplies as well as step-by-step instruction. The second session has an $8.00 pattern fee due to the instructor on the first day of class and framing is available for a fee if desired; please speak to your instructor about it. The piece you will create in session one is shown at right; see description above for the session two piece. Instructor: Barbara Waybrant, Artistic Creations Thursdays • Session One (Tree’s Company)(108): 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 Session Two (Candle Aglow)(109): 11/8, 11/15 • 2-5 p.m. Location: Offsite at YMCA Price: $65 for members • $95 for non-members

(110/111) Thursday Colored Pencil at the Y

If Fridays don’t work for your schedule, try these Thursday art classes at the Saginaw Y! The instructor will provide everything you need to complete the picture and offers framing at the end of class for a fee. You can go home with your picture ready to hang! The second session has a $10.50 pattern fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. The piece you will create in session one is shown at right; see description above for the session two piece. Instructor: Barbara Waybrant, Artistic Creations Thursdays • Session One (Giraffe)(110): 10/4, 10/11 Session Two (Cardinal)(111): 12/6, 12/13 • 2-5 p.m. Location: Offsite at YMCA Price: $65 for members • $95 for non-members

BUSINESS (112) How Long Will My Money Last? Retiree Financial Planning

Retirement is supposed to be a joyous time, post career, where older people enjoy their golden years by traveling or taking up hobbies they always wanted to learn. Did you plan for a long and relaxing retirement or did medical issues, real estate, or financial issues change your plan? Maybe you never had a plan. Join an expert financial advisor in this course to learn how long your money will last, what retirement income concerns you should have, how to make investments, how to make money as a retiree, and how to plan for healthcare and your estate. Instructor: Dave Abbs, Abbs Financial Planning Mondays • 10/22, 10/29 • Noon-3 p.m. Location: C129 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY (113) Viruses and How to Clean your Computer

Computer viruses can destroy computer data, hard drives and make your computer completely unusable. Knowing how to prevent them and what to do if you get one is essential. In the first half of this class, you will learn about viruses, malware, spyware, and adware. We will discuss various software applications that can help prevent viruses and how to remove viruses once they are on the computer. In the second half of the class, you will learn how to keep your computer running at top speed by clearing excess files and data. Learn how to remove

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FALL 2018 CLASSES unwanted programs and how to find and delete old files, temp files, or the garbage left over when downloading programs. The class limit is 15. Instructor: Gary Holik, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 9/6, 9/13 • 6-9 p.m. Location: C141 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(114) How to Buy and Sell on the Internet

This class goes beyond eBay! While in this class, you will learn how to establish an eBay account, search to find what you are looking for, and complete your transaction. You will also learn about and how to use other Internet market platforms, such as Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. In the second half of the class, you will learn how to sell something online. We will cover how to make your item stand out, how to deal with bad checks, postage, and other issues. The session will be held in a computer lab so that you will be able to find specifically what you are looking for. Sign up quickly; we are limited to 15 participants. Instructor: Gary Holik, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 9/20, 9/27 • 6-9 p.m. Location: C141 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(115) MS Excel

Spreadsheets can appeal to more people than just those with pocket protectors. Microsoft Excel is a great program for organizing information and keeping track of financial information. You can even create address lists for the purpose of mail merging with other Microsoft programs. Tape your glasses and dust off that pocket protector! Join us to learn about this great program. Instructor: Gary Holik, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 10/25, 11/1 • 6-9 p.m. Location: C141 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(116) Social Media/Facebook

It seems that everybody is using Facebook (except you!) Join us and learn how to use Facebook to communicate and keep in touch with family or connect with friends from the past. Learn how to share photos, “like” a post or page (like OLLI’s Facebook page!), and “friend” anyone you choose. Learn how to secure your account as well. Instructor: Gary Holik, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursday • 10/4 • 6-9 p.m. Location: C141 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(117) How to Work with Pictures

So you own a digital camera or have a camera on your smart phone. Now what? In this class you’ll learn how to edit photos to make them look better, resize them, or even change the coloring. We’ll discuss strategies for taking great pictures, the best way to store them, and the best and/or easiest way to reproduce them. Bring your camera or phone to class. Sign up quickly; we are limited to 15 participants! Instructor: Gary Holik, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 11/8, 11/15 • 6-9 p.m. Location: C141 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (118) MS PowerPoint

Want to show off your vacation photos? Or want to teach an OLLI class with more pizzazz? Then learn how to use PowerPoint with this informative course! Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation creator that can be used to create stunning slideshows, slide presentations, handouts, transparencies, and much more! Learn how to create picture slide shows for weddings, retirement parties, and other celebrations. Instructor: Gary Holik, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 12/6, 12/13 • 6-9 p.m. Location: C141 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(119) How to Convert Older Formats to Digital

Do you have stacks of family pictures or slides that you would like to change to a digital format? Or perhaps you have boxes of movies or music that you would like to change to a more user-friendly format. This class will discuss ways to convert old format sources like cassettes, albums, VHS tapes, CDs, slides, and paper photographs into a digital format. The class maximum is 20. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 9/7, 9/14 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(120) Cutting the Cord: Getting Rid of Cable

As television bills keep getting more and more expensive, people are “cutting the cord” or getting rid of cable and using streaming services. In this class we cover how you can get the most out of these services and reduce your monthly bills. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 9/7, 9/14 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(121) Technology 101: How to Get Started in a Digital World

With all of the different devices, terms, and software, how are you supposed to get started? In this class we cover the basics of technology and what products are best for you. So, come, jump in, and see that it’s a whole new world! Great for non-techies. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 9/21, 9/28 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(122) Have Your Best Trip/Vacation with Technology

There is more to travel than using Apple or Google Maps. In this class we will cover all the apps to plan your trip (lowest prices, booking, and what to visit). We will also go over apps that will help translate languages on the fly, communicate overseas, and find ground transportation. The class maximum is 20. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 9/21, 9/28 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (123) iPad 101

The iPad is the most popular tablet in the world. You may have just purchased yours or maybe feel like you’re not using it to its full potential. In this class, we cover the basics: how to download apps, get content, and feel more comfortable with your iPad. Bring your iPad to class, but please, no first-generation iPads! The class maximum is 20. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 10/5, 10/12 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(124) iPad 201

Continuation from iPad 101 or for people who have a pretty good understanding about how to use their iPad. In this class, we focus on more advanced features and applications with your iPad, covering iCloud, mail, and much more. Bring your iPad to class, but please no firstgeneration iPads! The class maximum is 20. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 11/2, 11/9 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(125) iPhone 101

Have you just purchased a new iPhone or want to know more than how to make a phone call? In this class we cover the basics: how to download apps, get content, and make you feel more comfortable with your phone. Great for beginners, but others will probably learn a thing or two. The class maximum is 20. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 10/5, 10/12 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(126) iPhone 201

Continuation from iPhone 101 or for people who already have a good understanding of how to use their iPhones. You will learn more about how to get the most out of your iPhone and feel comfortable using it. The class maximum is 20. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 11/2, 11/9 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(127) Apple Computers (iMac, Macbook, MacBook Pro)

Apple started it all with their computer, and in this class we cover Apple devices. We cover the basics of OS X and how to use your Mac. You need to bring your own up-to-date device. The class maximum is 20. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 10/19, 10/26 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (128) Organize Your Digital Accounts & Keep Passwords Safe

Every account today requires usernames and passwords, but how are you to remember all of them? In this class we cover how to keep your passwords organized and easy to remember with the use of a password manager. The first class is lecture and the second class is a workshop to ensure you leave with password manager working. The class maximum is 20. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 10/19, 10/26 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(129) How to Protect Yourself in a Digital World

We have all heard of the recent attacks to companies and our online information. The real question is what can YOU do about it? In this class we cover topics like two-factor authentication, VPNs, and how wireless payment systems work. “Organize Your Digital Accounts & Keep Passwords Safe” is recommended, but not required for this course. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 11/16, 11/30 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(130) Protect and Backup Your Digital Life

What would happen if you lost your computer or phone? Would you miss anything like photos or documents? If the answer is yes, than this class is for you! We cover how to backup your information in many ways including automatic backups and “cloud” services. Bring your smartphone or other device to class. The class maximum is 20. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 11/16, 11/30 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(131) Android Tablet Fundamentals

Although iPad is the most popular tablet, there are many other options available which are less expensive and use Google’s open source Android operating system. If you own one of these devices but don’t feel as though you’re using it to its full potential, join us for this class. We cover the basics: how to download apps, get content, and feel more comfortable with your Android. The class maximum is 20. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 12/7, 12/14 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

(132) How do Networks Work

Do your computers talk to each other? Or talk to your printer? Or are you using the internet to read this course description? If so, you’re using a network. But did you know that there are different kinds of networks? Learn everything you want to know about computer networks in this new course. Find out how computers and other devices are connected and how information travels between them. Instructor: Zach Moreno, Veteran OLLI Instructor Fridays • 12/7, 12/14 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C128 Price: $48 for members • $68 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES COOKING

(133) Intro to Wine and Cheese: France, Italy, and Spain

Learning about wine and cheese can be intimidating; at Artigiano, we strive to make it more approachable. Join us for a trip across the wine and cheese regions of France, Italy, and Spain that will introduce you to the wide variety of delights that these countries have to offer. As we sample cheeses and wines from these regions, we will learn what makes cheese, cheese; how to read a wine label; the jargon used in the wine and cheese industries; and more. As we explore, we will briefly discuss the history, geography, and culture that make these products what they are today. Instructor: Kevin Parker, Artigiano Cheese Mondays • 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 • 2-4 p.m. Location: Offsite at Artigiano Price: $46 for members • $66 for non-members

CRAFTS & HOBBIES (134) Card Making

It’s time for another exciting greeting card class! Geared toward beginners or others who may be more advanced, this class is just plain fun! Some of the techniques covered in the classes include: paper folding, three dimensional cards, die cuts, wet and dry embossing, rubber stamping, washi tape, and paper punches. All materials will be provided for you, and we will make three to five cards each day. When you register, a list will be provided for you with some basic items to bring to class. Instructor: Carolyn Johnson, OLLI Member Tuesdays • 10/23, 10/30 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C129 Price: $60 for members • $75 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (135) Craft with Warmbier Farms

Once again join Warmbier Farms and OLLI to create exciting decorations for your home. Beginning in September, create a fall harvest wall basket — this adorable basket will be filled with a delightful collection of all your favorite fall flowers! Perfect for your door or any room in your home! In October we will create a fall arrangement — this beautiful basket full of autumn’s bounty will be the perfect centerpiece for your table this Thanksgiving. Stunning! Finally in November, we will make a winter wreath — this wreath will be filled with a wonderful mixture of greens, holly, and berries! Perfect for all winter long! Instructor: Stacey Jezowski, Warmbier Farms Tuesdays • 9/11, 10/9, 11/13 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: Offsite at Warmbier Farms Price: $115 for members • $145 for non-members

(136/137) Silk Scarf Painting

Smooth and luxurious, nothing feels as decadent against your skin as silk. In this new OLLI course you will design not just a silk scarf, but a unique, one-of-a-kind wearable piece of art. Students begin with a 14-inch by 72-inch white silk scarf and will either paint or use special tissue paper to create their own masterpiece. Show off your creativity this fall and winter with a garment like no other. Instructor: Donna Henige, New OLLI Instructor Fridays • Session One (136): 11/16 Session Two (137): 12/7 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: GS115 Price: $35 for members • $55 for non-members

(138) Jewelry Workshop

Ready to bedazzle your neck, ears, or fingers? Or do you have a piece of jewelry you’d like to re-design and make more wearable? Each week in this jewelry workshop, choose what you will make or do! You may choose to bring your own project. It could be a piece to rebuild, or a piece you make out of beads you already own. Get some help with design and technique, or choose to make the project the instructor will supply and teach. For all projects, you will use tools, findings, and components provided. Five weeks means at least 5 projects! Please take the jewelry making class before taking this workshop. Instructor: Kim Ballor, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C140 Price: $45 for members • $65 for non-members

(139) Jewelry Making

With a few basic design tips and simple construction techniques, anyone can do it! Want to have jewelry that matches a special outfit or to give as a personalized gift, but it is so confusing that you don’t know where to begin? Want to be able to fix a necklace instead of throwing it away? Does looking at the jewelry-making department in your local craft store make you want to give up? You will learn to select bead colors, find out just what all of those jewelry making tools really do, and what exactly a jewelry “finding” is. You will learn the techniques of: stringing/crimping, bead stitching, wire wrapping, making and attaching charms, and using memory wire, all with tips from a long-time jewelry designer. You will then be able to combine these basic techniques to design your own jewelry box full of one-of-a-kind jewelry. Instructor: Kim Ballor, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C140 Price: $45 for members • $65 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (140) Intermediate Jewelry Making

Move beyond basic design tips and construction techniques with intermediate level jewelry making! You will learn advanced jewelry techniques with tips from a long-time jewelry designer. You will then be able to combine these techniques to design your own jewelry box full of one-of-a-kind, professional-looking jewelry. Instructor: Kim Ballor, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C140 Price: $45 for members • $65 for non-members

(141) Bridge – Bidding

Improve your bridge bidding and enjoyment of the game. The eight-week series is designed for those new to the game or those who wish to improve their bidding. Class focuses on the widely used Standard American System and relies on ACBL’s Club Series for bidding (not included.) The two-hour sessions are equally divided between learning the principles of modern bridge bidding and applying the principles by playing prearranged hands. Instructor: Rich Siemer, Veteran OLLI Instructor & Ruby Life Master Fridays • 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: C129 Price: $79 for members • $109 for non-members

CURRENT EVENTS & WORLD CULTURE (142) Reality vs. Promises: Economic Growth, Full Employment, and Tax Policy — A Conversation

With the current economic environment, it is impossible to say what will be the “topic of the moment” in six months (weeks, days, etc.), so we’re going to leave this one a bit “up in the air.” The session will begin with a brief lecture explaining the economic concepts of full employment, strong economic growth rate, and their relationship to changes in taxing and spending policies by the federal government to address common misconceptions on these topics. We will then spend the majority of the time having a conversation on the topics as well as addressing questions from the class. Please email questions to keelliso@svsu.edu ahead of time (if possible) so that the instructor can look into the topics the group is interested in discussing and get the timeliest facts available. Instructor: Q. Beckman, Delta College Wednesday • 10/31 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C129 Price: $15 for members • $25 for non-members

(143) Issues in the News

This class will discuss issues currently in the news. There will be two topics in each of the four classes presented, with a short TED talk viewpoint followed by a discussion. The last 15-30 minutes of each class will be reserved for open dialogue of any current issues that the class members wish to discuss. In order for the talks to be as current as possible, the talks are not selected until close to the beginning of the class. Past topics have included income inequality, law enforcement issues, problems with the political system in the US, and assorted global issues. Instructor: Carol Gohm, OLLI Member Thursdays • 10/25, 11/1, 11/8 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C129 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (144) News with Numbers

Many major decisions are made based on numbers, but can we trust them? What do they mean, and do they really apply to us? In this class, we will explore what some of these numbers mean and how they are determined. We will view numbers used to give credibility to information such as margins of error, algorithms, and graphs. Percentages, when used to report on information (polling results), are subject to error and not as precise as they appear. We will look at research studies used to influence us and change our behaviors. The results of these studies tend to be hyped in the news, but they may not apply to us and may possibly hurt our decision making. Major studies can also influence numbers, so we will look at some of the reasons why. Instructor: Chris Eckerle, OLLI Member Tuesdays • 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C140 Price: $23 for members • $46 for non-members

(145) Midterm Political Update

Midterm congressional elections tend to follow a predictable trajectory. The party in power loses seats in the House and Senate, and we have our first informal referendum on the popularity of the president. 2018 presents a somewhat more dynamic perspective to the normal mid-term cycle; the Republican Party has held control of both houses of the legislative branch and controlled the presidency as well. A loss of the House may give rise to symbolic draft of articles of impeachment, while a loss of both the House and the Senate may yield something far more historic. This course will closely analyze key House and Senate races around the nation and make predictions. Instructor: Jim Johnson, Veteran OLLI Instructor Wednesday and Thursday • 10/24, 10/25 • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Curtiss Hall Seminar F&G Price: $47 for members • $74 for non-members

(146) Constructive Insurgency

Without question, the American political system is not delivering for the American people. Partisan gridlock and the use of archaic rules which govern the House and Senate ensure that little meaningful legislation ever passes, and annual governmental shutdowns are a certainty. This course will explore a concept known as “constructive insurgency”—the strategies and tactics that present the current duopoly with meaningful competition, forcing them to perform or be replaced. Students will be exposed to the work of Michael Porter and Katherine Gehl of the Harvard Business School while drawing on their own experience, contributing new knowledge as to how we might escape our current political malaise. Instructor: Jim Johnson, Veteran OLLI Instructor Tuesday and Wednesday • 11/13, 11/14 • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Curtiss Seminar F&G Price: $47 for members • $74 for non-members

EXERCISE, SPORTS & FITNESS (147a or b/148a or b) Senior Fitness Test

FREE: Senior Fitness Test (Designed for ages 60-94) The senior fitness test (SFT) was designed specifically for seniors over the age of 60 years at the Ruby Gerontology Center at California State University, Fullerton. The test meets scientific standards for reliability and validity. Results for individuals are compared to performance standards based upon over 7,000 men and women, ages 60-94. You will participate in eight simple tests: chair stand test, back scratch test, eight-foot up and go test, and Body Mass Index. You will be tested by undergraduate students enrolled in Kinesiology 372 under the direct supervision of Dr. Jennifer Bridges, Ph.D., Professor of Kinesiology. You will receive individualized, immediate and confidential

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FALL 2018 CLASSES results. Wear non-slip soled shoes (tennis shoes) and comfortable clothing. Please sign up early. Register by October 15. (Park in Lot R and enter through the Recreation Center entrance.) Instructor: Jennifer Bridges, SVSU Wednesday and Thursday • Session One (147): 10/24 Session Two (148): 10/25 10:15 a.m. (a) or 11:30 a.m.(b) Location: Ryder Center Courts 2 & 3 Price: Free for all

(149/150) Discover the Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is a calm, yet exhilarating, total-body conditioning exercise. It is gentle enough to be practiced by those over 50, so you’ll be able to work within any limitations you may have. In this introductory course, we’ll do strengthening and stretching along with breathing and meditation. This class is especially designed for OLLI. Bring a yoga mat or towel to class. Each session is limited to 20. Instructor: Akiko Dykhuizen, Certified Yoga Instructor Thursdays • Session One (149): 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 Session Two (150): 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6 • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Location: R244 Price: $56 for members • $86 for non-members

(151/152) Continuing Yoga

If you have already taken an introductory yoga class or would like to learn more challenging positions and techniques, this class is for you. Bring a yoga mat or towel to class. Each session is limited to 20. Instructor: Akiko Dykhuizen, Certified Yoga Instructor Thursdays • Session One (151): 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 Session Two (152): 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6 • 10:45-11:45 a.m. Location: R244 Price: $56 for members • $86 for non-members

(153/154) Zumba Gold & Toning

Get ready to burn some calories and have fun! Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class that incorporates music and dance movements which creates a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system. This Zumba Gold and Toning Class is tailored for active older adults who want to focus on muscle conditioning, light weight and bodyweight activity, and balance. It will blend with the Zumba party we love with a slower pace. Instructor: Cindy Ellsworth, AFAA Certified Tuesdays • Session One (153): 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 Session Two (154): 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11 • 10-10:45 a.m. Location: Ryder Dance Studio Price: $56 for members • $86 for non-members

(155/156) Beginning Qigong and Tai Chi

Join us for a different beginning Qigong and Tai Chi class with a new OLLI instructor. Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong are beneficial for the health of mind and body. Practicing Tai Chi and Qigong helps improve balance, flexibility, muscle strength and well-being. Gentle Tai Chi movements and postures along with some Qigong practice will be taught in class. Wear comfortable clothing to class. Instructor: Lily Kalantar, New OLLI Instructor Mondays • Session One (155): 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15 Session Two (156): 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 • 10-11 a.m. Location: R244 Price: $48 for members • $78 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (157) A Taste of Qigong and Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong are beneficial for good health, energy development, and enjoyment. Transform your quality of life as millions of Chinese have. You will get a satisfying workout emphasizing balance, joint mobility, blood circulation, endurance, and a sense of energy (Chi). Wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: Jim Bush, OLLI Member Fridays • 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Offsite at YMCA Price: $48 for members • $78 for non-members

(158/159) Continuing Qigong and Tai Chi

If you participated in a past OLLI Qigong & Tai Chi Festival or Workshop, or have taken Tai Chi elsewhere, this class is for you. We will assume that you are familiar with some basic warm-up exercises and the beginning sequences of the classic Yang style form. Wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: Jim Bush, OLLI Member Mondays • Session One (158): 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15 Session Two (159): 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26 • 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Location: R244 Price: $48 for members • $78 for non-members

(160) Beginning Line Dance

If you have never danced or always wanted to dance…this class is for you! You will learn all the basic line dance steps and several slower, short dances. It is a fun way to exercise and meet new people, or bring your friends along to dance with you. So, put on your dancing shoes and join us! Please wear soft-soled shoes. Instructor: Carolyn Johnson, Veteran OLLI Instructor Wednesdays • 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/21, 11/28 • 10-11 a.m. Location: Ryder Dance Studio Price: $48 for members • $78 for non-members

(161) Continuing Line Dance

This class is for dancers who already know the basic steps. We will still do our favorite old dances, but we will go beyond what we learned this past year to learn more advanced dances. The music and dancing will be great, and you may make new friends or share time with old friends. Are you ready to move up to the next level? Join our class and let the fun begin. Please wear soft-soled shoes. Instructor: Carolyn Johnson, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 • 10-11 a.m. Location: Ryder Dance Studio Price: $48 for members • $78 for non-members

(162) Golf Clinic for Beginners and Advanced Beginners

Enjoy your retirement more by learning how to golf! This course will be offered at Apple Mountain Golf Club, off River Road. It will be led by the club’s PGA professional and his staff. The three-session course will include an orientation and will cover putting, chipping, and full swings with irons and woods. You’ll play nine holes during the last session. The price includes range balls for each session, your golf and cart during the last session, and a group luncheon at the Club before the final session. Sign up early; the class maximum is 20. Instructor: Chad Maxim, Veteran OLLI Instructor Wednesdays • 9/5, 9/12, 9/19 • 1:30-3 p.m. Location: Offsite at Apple Mountain Price: $95 for members • $125 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (205/206) Beginning Strength Training

Are you ready to be a stronger, fitter you? This strength training class is for anyone considering a stronger, healthier body, but maybe needs some guidance on how to make that happen! You can learn in a friendly, supportive, group atmosphere. Strength training increases overall fitness by increasing bone density and muscle mass, both kicking up the calorie burn! This also means decrease in body fat percentage! We will use hand weights, machines, bands, stability balls, medicine balls, bosu balls, and bodyweight exercises to keep it both challenging and fun! This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays for five weeks Instructor: Anna VanKirk, Certified Group Fitness Instructor Tuesday and Thursday • Session One (205): 9/11, 9/13, 9/18, 9/20, 9/25, 9/27, 10/2, 10/4, 10/9, 10/11 Session Two (206): 10/23, 10/25, 10/30, 11/1, 11/6, 11/8, 11/13, 11/15, 11/20, 11/27 • 9-10am Location: R246 Price: $59 member • $89 non-member

(207/208) Continuing Strength Training

Ready to bring your strength training to the next level? This class is for anyone already strength training but wanting a fun, group class to kick it up a notch. We will use hand weights, machines, bands, stability balls, kettle bells, medicine balls, bosu balls, and bodyweight exercises to do circuits and interval training. The class will have fun variations to exercises you may already be doing. Get ready for a stronger body and entertaining workout! This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays for five weeks. Instructor: Anna VanKirk, Certified Group Fitness Instructor Tuesday and Thursday • Session One (207): 9/11, 9/13, 9/18, 9/20, 9/25, 9/27, 10/2, 10/4, 10/9, 10/11 Session Two (208): 10/23, 10/25, 10/30, 11/1, 11/6, 11/8, 11/13, 11/15, 11/20, 11/27 • 10:1511:15am Location: R246 Price: $59 member • $89 non-member

HEALTH (163) Lifestyle Side of Retirement

While retirement and money is a subject well-covered, many Americans flunk retirement because they haven’t devoted sufficient time and effort to considering the lifestyle side of their retirement. Most of us know what we are retiring from – fewer know what we are retiring to. The objective of the class is to educate and entertain while introducing resource material to help people plan for a happy and healthy retirement. Topics will include but not be limited to: Reasons people flunk retirement, how to live fit, strong, and sexy into your eighties, how to prevent memory loss and increase mental fitness, and how to live your life with purpose. Instructor: Michael Ciachuch, OLLI Member Tuesdays • 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 • 3:30-5:30 p.m. Location: C140 Price: $23 for members • $46 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (164) Maximize your Medicare

“Maximize your Medicare” is back with updated information for 2018-2019. We will focus on what you need to know before you make decisions during the Medicare open enrollment period. Class leader is the author of Maximize Your Medicare: Understanding Medicare, Protecting Your Health, and Minimizing Costs. He has served in a variety of management roles on three continents in the securities industry. He is also an expert contributor to a website powered by the nation’s second largest provider of Medicare, Humana. There will be plenty of time to get your questions answered. Although this program is free of charge, please preregister so we know how many to expect. Instructor: Jae Oh, Author Wednesday • 10/10 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: C129 Price: Free for members • $15 for non-members

(165) The Cause of Wellness

Getting old doesn’t have to mean getting sick. “Cause of Wellness” is based on the latest independently controlled science including the research of doctors Caldwell Esselstyn, John McDougall, Dean Ornish, Neal Barnard, and T. Colin Campbell (The China Study). Medical treatment is needed in some situations, but wellness is the responsibility of each person. Natural wellness for humans begins with a whole food plant based diet. The course introduces the whys and hows of clearing the body of toxic food and the mind of toxic thoughts. Learn the causes of most of the major diseases disabling Americans, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and gastrointestinal problems. Learn how diet influences not only physical health but emotional and mental awareness. Beyond diet, learn how other self-healing habits like exercise, yoga, and meditation can enhance wellness. Instructor: Janet Allen, Author, NP, New OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 • 3-5 p.m. Location: C101 Price: $56 for members • $76 for non-members

(166) Using Natural Health to Improve Imbalances in Life

In session one you learn how to make healing foods that take only a few seconds more than traditional methods. We will also discuss essential oils. Session two will cover the basics of hand reflexology and how the pathways in your hands are related to everything in your body. The final session will include natural memory enhancers. It will include herbs, essential oils, and the use of “brain training”, a new program that looks at brain waves and retrains them by use of the subconscious. Instructor: Jan Doerr, Health Naturally Wednesdays • 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C129 Price: $28 for members • $56 for non-members

(167) History, Uses, and Applications of Essential Oils

Medicinal oils can serve many useful purposes from boosting immunity to improving brain function. Come and learn how medicinal quality oils can improve your own health! Class 1 - History of medicinal oils, how and why plants make essential oils, and how to process quality oils. Class 2 - My top 20 essential oils and what to use them for. Class 3 - Methods of applications and a hands-on make-and-take with all participants. Instructor: Jan Doerr, Health Naturally Wednesdays • 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C129 Price: $28 for members • $56 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (168) Choosing Wisely: How to Avoid Unnecessary Medical Procedures

In 2012 the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation launched Choosing Wisely with the goal of advancing a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures. It centers around conversations between providers and patients informed by evidence-based recommendations. The Choosing Wisely website includes materials developed by Consumer Reports in partnership with medical specialty societies. In this course, the instructor will lead the discussion about the circumstances when many frequently ordered tests and treatments are truly needed. Instructor: Dr. Louis Constan, OLLI Member Thursdays • 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 • 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: C129 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

(169) Introduction to Energy Medicine

We’ve all heard the term energy medicine, but what exactly is it? The instructor will provide a brief history of energy medicine and an overview of the various types of energy-related practices offered today. She will also discuss the various applications of these forms of healing that you can use to complement other approaches to medical care or use as a complete system for self-care and self-help. Learn how energy medicine can address physical, emotional, or mental disorders and promote high-level wellness and peak performance. The class price includes a $5 materials fee. Instructor: Linda Thomas, Veteran OLLI Instructor Mondays • 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 • 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Location: C140 Price: $23 for members • $46 for non-members

(170) Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation helps us learn to live in the present moment with non-judgmental awareness and acceptance of what is. It helps us to flow more easily within the ups and downs of our lives. It is a practice that helps to create a more peaceful mind and heart, open to deeper wisdom. Controlled clinical studies of mindfulness-based meditation have documented a reduction of physical and emotional distress and an increase in greater health and well-being. The class maximum is 16. Instructor: Nan Spence, Veteran OLLI Instructor Wednesdays • 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Location: C140 Price: $139 for members • $169 for non-members

(171) Healthy Eating Every Day

Are you interested in improving your health and quality of life by modifying the way you eat? “Healthy Eating Every Day” is a practical, evidence-based program that will show you how to improve your eating habits in ways that fit your lifestyle. In this class, you will discover how to balance eating with the right foods, set attainable goals, and learn why rewards are important. We will also learn to deal with triggers for unhealthy eating. We will be: creating food shopping lists, balancing calories, learn how to eat well when away from home, and setting personal goals. Instructor: Deb St. Hillair, New OLLI Instructor Wednesdays • 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 • 2-3:30 p.m. Location: GS115 Price: $27 for members • $56 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (172) Caring for Yourself While Caring for Another: A Follow Up

OLLI members are at the stage of life when Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other diseases make an unwelcome visit into our lives and require us to learn and/or strengthen basic caregiver skills. Researchers have studied families struggling with these issues and have identified eight stages for caregiver success. The instructor is an OLLI member and local family and marriage counselor. Join him as he summarizes his learning curve while caring for his wife for ten years and maintaining a heart-to-heart connection. We will use Gail Sheehy’s book, Passages in Caregiving—from Chaos to Confidence. Each of the classes will focus on four stages of the caregiver journey noting both the frustrations and humorous situations as well as the creation of moments of joy and laughter. Instructor: Jerry A. Willing LMSW, LMFT, OLLI Member Mondays • 11/19, 11/26 • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: C129 Price: $21 for members • $42 for non-members

HISTORY

(173) The Islamic Golden Age, Part III

This course concludes the series with the last 8 lectures from the Teaching Company’s “The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age”. Attendance at the two prior sessions is not necessary to appreciate these final 8 lessons which deal with topics like: automatons (e.g. self-playing musical instruments), the origins of Gothic architecture, Arabic love poetry, medieval mastermind: Avicenna, leisure activities centered around dinner, Arabic arts in calligraphy and carpets; and the events surrounding the end of the Islamic Golden Age. Instructor: Barb Mitchell, OLLI Member Mondays • 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26 • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Location: C129 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (174) Air War in World War II Europe, Part II

In this class, discussion will cover the Air War from January 1943 to May 7, 1945. Students will look at the buildup of the 8th Air Force through its growing pairs. The class will also cover the heavy loss of aircraft due to daytime bombing, as well as learn how fighter planes were developed for the protection of escorting bombers. Also included in this class: the preparations for D-Day; raids on Berlin, Dresden, and other German cities; and the shuttle raids to North Africa and the Soviet Union. Instructor: Jim Reha, OLLI Member Mondays • 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 • 9-11 a.m. Location: C129 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

(175) The Columbian Exchange

They gave us tomatoes, potatoes, beans, corn, bell peppers, and turkeys. We gave them cholera, smallpox, yellow fever, malaria, and despair. There has been no cataclysm in history to equal the impact of the arrival of Europeans on the American continent. How is it possible that the overwhelming majority of the region from what is now Mexico to the southern reaches of what are now Argentina and Chile could fall to European conquest so quickly and so totally? Societies of dramatic complexity, highly sophisticated political and religious structures, truly remarkable capacities in mathematics and architecture and agriculture simply disintegrated. It wasn’t a conquest; it was a disaster of immeasurable dimensions. Why did it happen? How did it happen? How does it influence us even today? Its roots lie deep in Europe’s history. Its victims lie in America. Instructor: Thomas Donahue, OLLI Member Tuesdays • 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C129 Price: $23 for members • $46 for non-members

(176) The Age of Reagan

Since the end of his second term in January 1989, Ronald Reagan’s place as one of our most significant presidents has solidified. Why? What were his accomplishments? What did he not achieve? Consideration will be given to the beliefs, influences, and experiences that formed him and explain the direction of his administration. We’ll begin with the early years, Hollywood, and pre-presidential political activity. From here, we’ll move on to the election of 1980, Reagan’s domestic and foreign policies, and national security. We’ll complete the course with his last years and legacy. Instructor: John Pafford, Ph.D., Veteran OLLI Instructor Tuesdays • 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C129 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

(177) Star Trek and the History of the Future

While it may be highly illogical, this class focuses on the viewing and discussion of episodes of Star Trek in which the Roddenberry Ideal of a positive and humanist future was used to comment on the society of the era. Resistance is futile, and topics include racism, abuse of power, and how society deals with poverty. Instructor: Christina Szylagyi, Veteran OLLI Instructor Tuesdays • 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C129 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (178) Women in the American Civil War

Women served in various capacities during the American Civil War — both aiding and sabotaging the war effort. This course will focus on material about the lives of women in the American Civil War. The instructor will discuss the lives of women before, during, and after the war in both the North and the South. The class will also look at how women were involved in the actual fighting of the war as nurses and soldiers and how the Civil War and women of the era are portrayed in popular culture. Instructor: Christina Szylagyi, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C140 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

(179) Discussions of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the American People, Part III

First published in 1980, Howard Zinn’s review of American history, titled A People’s History of the United States, instantly caught the attention of both historians and the public. The book reframes the narrative of American history, seeking to tell the story from the perspective of the “people,” instead of the “great men” whom he had felt disproportionately dominated the mythology and memory of the American past. While Zinn’s efforts have undoubtedly proved successful in introducing American audiences to a different version of a familiar story, his work has not been without detractors — both inside and outside of academia. This course will provide context for the creation of Zinn’s seminal work and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of his approach to American history, while examining the views and arguments he presents in the book. Based on the 2009 edition of A People’s History of the United States, this course is a continuation of that offered by Drs. Brad Jarvis and Kathleen McGuire of the SVSU History Department. Instructor: John Baesler, SVSU Thursdays • 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 • 2:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Curtiss Hall Alumni Lounge Price: $32 for members • $62 for non-members

(180) Saginaw’s Early History: 1850s-1870s

Cork and white pine once decorated the Saginaw Valley to the north, creating a blanket of green as far as the eye could see. After lumber was commercialized in 1847, both East Saginaw and Saginaw City experienced exceptional growth during the 1850s to 1870s period. The post-Civil War era was one of the most prosperous growth periods in Saginaw history. In fact, the lumber and salt industries obtained their labor from the large immigration to the Saginaw Valley. This course will cover three decades of local history along with some events from the recently published book, Saginaw Adventures With Georg. Instructor: Rose Ederer, Author Tuesdays • 11/6, 11/13 • 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Location: C140 Price: $18 for members • $36 for non-members

(181) Writing our Personal Histories

Did your mother polish B52s during WWII or your great-grandfather meet Amelia Earhart? What are the stories in your family tree? Experience your own history through writing the memories of your parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. In this writing class, participants will compose, share, edit and polish their personal histories as they remember — and before they forget or the stories are lost. Please see online description for materials list. Instructor: Karen Thams, New OLLI Instructor Tuesdays • 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C129 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (182) Much Apu About Nothing: What Caused the Civil War?

What caused the Civil War? Most historians argue convincingly, based on a wealth of evidence, that slavery was the primary cause of the conflict. But many Americans tell pollsters that the war was a product of constitutional questions, states’ rights, even economic differences. Who is right and what difference does it make? In this presentation, a professor of history at the University of Detroit Mercy, will explore the competing causes that Americans have suggested for the Civil War, explain how slavery led to the conflict, and discuss why getting this right is important to our identity as Americans and our understanding of current racial questions. Instructor: Roy Finkenbine, Ph.D., University of Detroit Mercy Thursday • 10/18 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C129 Price: $12 for members • $24 for non-members

(183) The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Lesson for All Time

Speaking to the United Nations in September 1961, President Kennedy warned, “Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness.” The potential for accident, miscalculation, and madness still exists today. This potential has been heightened most recently in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula. In looking for ways to de-escalate the present crises, it is worth looking back to a previous time when the world held its collective breath during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, which this class will focus on along with the early Cold War. Instructor: William Watson, Western Michigan University Tuesday • 10/16 • Noon-2:30 p.m. Location: C129 Price: $15 for members • $25 for non-members

(184) Mid-Century Modern Saginaw: Saginaw Architects and Architecture, 1945-1976

This three-session class will explore Saginaw architecture in the years following World War II — an era of profound architectural and technological change. The period’s distinctive designs are often referred to as Mid-Century Modern. As an important industrial center, Saginaw had many innovative architectural firms. The structures they designed redefined the community and remain identifiable landmarks. The first class will be held at SVSU, with the other two classes held at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History. Classes at the museum will provide an opportunity to use the museum’s extensive collection of architectural drawings and will include a chance to tour buildings within a few blocks of the museum that are discussed in the classes. Instructor: Thomas Trombley, Castle Museum Mondays • 10/1, 10/8, 10/15 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C220 and Offsite Price: $23 for members • $46 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (185) History of God

After our spring session investigating several questions surfacing in our previous studies of meaning of life concepts, (influence of Zoroaster in religious thought, human bias, historical relationship of science and religion, the problem of mass delusion in culture), we will return to the study of the regional and period-specific ideas on man’s search to define the meaning of life in this session. We will resume our work with Dr. Garfield’s teaching company course, “ The Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World’s Great Intellectual Traditions”, with our review of modernity. We will look at Nietzsche, Gandhi, Lame Deer, and the Dalai Lama during the five gatherings. Please join us for these excellent lectures and the inevitable lively discussions that follow. Instructor: Ron Taylor, OLLI Member Thursdays • 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 • 9:30 a.m.-Noon Location: C129 Price: $36 for members • $66 for non-members

LITERATURE (186) Thomas Wolfe: Look Homeward, Angel

Subtitled “A Story of the Buried Life,” this first novel of Thomas Wolfe was released in 1929. It is a coming-of-age story that is considered to be highly autobiographical. Famed editor Maxwell Perkins persuaded Wolfe to cut 60,000 words from the first draft. Explore the tortuous life of the main character during four class sessions: gain insight into Wolfe’s “buried life.” Instructor: Rose Kohut, OLLI Member Thursdays • 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 • 9-11 a.m. Location: C129 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

(187) Book Club

Welcome back to our fall OLLI book club. Our first selection is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, which is based on the real-life scandal of a Memphis adoption agency that kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families. The second book, which was named best book of the year by the NY Times and other publications, is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng — a story of family, wealth, poverty and prejudice. Our final selection is Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, which follows four generations of a Korean family who moved to Japan amidst the colonization and political warfare between the two countries. Instructors: Kathy McAllister, Karen Howell, and Margy Lee., OLLI Members Wednesdays • 9/26, 10/24, 11/28 • 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Location: C129 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

(188) Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

Join this class to continue acquaintance with a great classic of medieval English literature or to meet it for the first time. Students will study the General Prologue and selected tales. With exception of the Prologue, readings will not repeat those included in last fall’s Chaucer class and will focus on those about, or told by, pilgrims in holy orders. Assigned readings will be in Middle English, though class participants will be encouraged to use a modern English translation, as well. Please see the online description for required texts. The Norton text, used last fall, may be used again by those who have it. Please bring the book to the first day of class. Instructor: Basil Clark, SVSU Faculty Wednesdays • 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Location: GS115 Price: $36 for members • $66 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES MUSIC

(189) Music Appreciation: Piano Men

Tickle the ivory this fall with another music appreciation class brought to you by OLLI’s own dynamic musical duo. Fall’s music appreciation class focuses on keyboard players whose successes are bigger than their flaws. Somewhere between “I Never Heard That Before” and “I Can’t Believe What I’m Hearing:” you’ll find our two musicologist instructors. Get ready to tap your toes and be entertained. This fall’s listening experience offers a day on each of these giant influences in modern music: Ray Charles, Randy Newman, Elton John and Billy Joel. Each two-hour session is told with newly digitized music. Instructor: Herb Hardy & Mike O’Connell, OLLI Members Tuesdays • 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C140 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

(190) Singing for Pleasure

Keep those vocal cords in shape! Join the group that sings for enjoyment. You’ll receive a series of booklets focusing on various types of music, and will receive background information about each song. (For those who have taken the class before, we will be going beyond the tunes we’ve previously covered.) You’ll also receive additional sets of lyrics. We will experiment a bit with harmony. Join the OLLI’s Follies director and enliven those sometimes-gray November afternoons! Instructor: Rose Kohut, OLLI Member Tuesdays • 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C140 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

(191) Ukulele PEANUT 101

People Every Age Need Ukulele Training! Is the guitar too hard? Is the piano too heavy to lug around? Well, then, learn to play the ukulele with the founder of the Saginaw Ukulele Gurus and Rookies (SUGAR). The key to learning anything is having fun in the process, and that will be the primary objective of this class. There will be a limited number of ukuleles available at the first class for in-class use. You may purchase a starter uke for as little as $40 at many music stores (or online). Email Johnny at johnnyhunt57@yahoo.com with questions. Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book provided with class fee. Class limited to 20 people. Instructor: Johnny Hunt, Veteran OLLI Instructor Wednesdays • 9/5, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C140 Price: $32 for members • $64 for non-members

(192) Ukulele PEANUT 102

Be all that you can be (on the ukulele) and learn some more chords, techniques, and tricks in this continuation ukulele class that builds upon the foundation laid in the beginning ukulele class. When you have completed both classes and learned the material in the books used, you will have all the tools in your toolbox you need to take your uke playing to whatever level you want to reach. Email Johnny at johnnyhunt57@yahoo.com with questions. Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 2 provided with class fee. Class limited to 20 people. Instructor: Johnny Hunt, Veteran OLLI Instructor Wednesdays • 10/31, 11/7, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 • 10 a.m.-Noon Location: C140 Price: $32 for members • $64 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (193) Exploring the Great Piano Composers I — In Concert!

Live concerts will be presented along with extensive, in-depth commentary on the personality and life of each composer, the values and aesthetics of the society in which he lived, why he wrote as he did, and what makes his music unique and great. The time will be divided rather equally between the performances and the spoken word. The intent is that the attendee, whether a novice or an experienced concert-goer, will depart with a deeper understanding of each composer and his piano music. These programs reflect the presenter’s thoughts as a performer/ scholar who has researched, performed and taught this great music over the past 50 years. The first three programs will be Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann. Instructor: George Fee, New OLLI Instructor Wednesdays • 10/24, 10/31, 11/ 7 • Noon-2 p.m. Location: SVSU Founders Hall Price: $23 for members • $43 for non-members

(194) Poets of the Piano

This class is a lecture-recital celebrating the magic and poetry of piano music that transcends the instrument. The music on this program explores the evolving art of piano music, as composers tried to express more moods, scenes and characters on the instrument. Behind each great piece, there is a story that will enrich your experience and open your ears to new possibilities. A 30-minute lecture is followed by a one-hour concert. Instructor: Nathan Carterette, New OLLI Instructor Sunday • 11/4 • 4-5:30 p.m. Location: Rhea Miller Price: $18 for members • $36 for non-members

SCIENCE & NATURE (195) Viewing the Night Sky

Have you ever stared at the night sky and wondered what was out there? This class will tell you! Join us to learn about: the position of the earth in the solar system, Milky Way galaxy, local galactic group, and the universe; how to download and use Stellarium — a free home computer planetarium program; the stars and constellations of the October night sky in Saginaw; descriptions of telescopes and binoculars; deep sky objects that can be easily seen with amateur telescopes and binoculars; detailed views of the sun, planets, moons, and other objects of the solar system; comets and meteors; the history of astronomy; stars and their evolution; how to measure distances in the universe; the expansion of the universe. Instructor: Richard Jankowski, OLLI Member Fridays • 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 • 9-11 a.m. Location: C130 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (196) How Colors Affect You

Feeling blue? Or green with envy? Perhaps, red with rage? Do you see social and political issues as black and white — rejecting shades of gray? How is it that judgments are colored by emotion? The very way we use words evokes color, vision, emotion, and the mind. This class will consider the scientific data being accumulated about the nature of colors and how humans relate to them and are affected by them. Learn about the impact of colors on human behavior and how these hidden persuaders can be manipulated to give positive or negative outcomes. Instructor: Bob Enszer, OLLI Member Tuesdays • 10/2, 10/9, 10/16 • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Location: C140 Price: $23 for members • $46 for non-members

(197) The Crime Lab: Crime Scene Investigation

Blood spatter, cast off, DNA evidence, fingerprints — why is it useful? If you’ve ever watched C.S.I. on television and wondered how crime scene investigators really do their jobs, then visit OLLI’s Crime Lab class. Here the instructor will walk students through the process of investigating crimes from the laboratory perspective, from crime scene call-out, to court. Real crime scenes will be discussed, with an emphasis on the evidence collected and how that evidence can assist in solving crimes. **Please be advised that some photographs shown during this class will be graphic. ** Instructor: Elaine Dougherty, MSP, Veteran OLLI Instructor Thursdays • 10/11, 10/18 • 6-8 p.m. Location: Curtiss Hall Seminar G Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

(198) Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardening

Life is beautiful, especially when it adds color to a landscape or garden in intriguing, moving ways. Attract flying color to your yard by planting the right plants and tending them in ways that turn them into magnets for songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies. Join OLLI members afterwards for a tour of the OLLI Memorial Garden. All proceeds benefit the OLLI Memorial Garden and tour is included in the cost. Instructor: Janet Macunovich, Author Thursday • 8/23 • 12:30-2:30 p.m. Location: H134 Price: $35 for members • $67 for non-members

(199) Tour the Memorial Garden

Join the members of the OLLI Memorial Garden Committee in this unique opportunity to tour the OLLI Memorial Garden on campus. Full of native Michigan plants and flowers, the garden is at its peak during this point in the season, and we want you to enjoy it! Intended as a place of respite to stop and remember those who have passed on or to simply enjoy the weather, the garden is a hidden gem. The garden will eventually house a gazebo with plaques memorializing OLLI members, friends and family. All proceeds benefit the memorial garden. Instructor: Memorial Garden Committee Members, OLLI Members Thursday • 8/23 • 2-4 p.m. Location: Outside H134 Price: $5 for members • $10 for non-members

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FALL 2018 CLASSES (200/201) Wildlife Boating Adventure

This “class” will give you the opportunity to relax and savor the beauty that surrounds you and learn about the ecology and history of one of Michigan’s largest watersheds. You’ll take a trip through the “Everglades” of Michigan, and you’ll travel through one of the largest bald eagle habitats and migratory flyways in the Midwest. Hufton has explored the ecology of this region for over 40 years and has a first-hand understanding of what is happening to our watershed. Sign up quickly; each cruise is limited to 10 participants. Both trips depart from the Saginaw Marina off Lee Street in Saginaw. You will receive a letter with logistical information one week prior to the trip. Instructor: Wil Hufton III, Johnny Panther Quests Thursday • 9/27 • Session One (200): 8-11 a.m. Session Two (201): 4-7 p.m. Location: Offsite at Saginaw Marina Price: $42 for members • $62 for non-members

(202) Personalities

This course will look at the nature of personality and the fundamental psychological characteristics that contribute to differences in how people think, feel, and behave. Hopefully, the course will lead to a better understanding of ourselves and to a greater understanding and tolerance for individual differences. A number of scales assessing personality traits will be presented. Part one of the course (Fall 2018) will look at the five most important traits (extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness, & openness), motives, positive and negative emotionality, differences in emotional experience, values and moral character, and traits that shape how you think. Instructor: Carol Gohm, OLLI Member Mondays • 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 • 1-3 p.m. Location: C129 Price: $27 for members • $54 for non-members

(203) New Member Orientation

This is your chance to learn more about OLLI and SVSU. While not required for membership or to register for classes and trips, this orientation will give you an inside look at all the details of OLLI membership. You will meet the OLLI staff and advisory board members and take a tour of the SVSU campus. Although there is no cost for the orientation and tour, you must register so we know how many to expect. The orientation will be held in C129 (the OLLI classroom). Instructor: Shelley Wegner, Associate Director of OLLI Wednesday • 9/5 • Noon-2 p.m. Location: C129 Price: Free for all but must pre-register

FALL – TECHNOLOGY TUESDAY (204) Technology Tuesday: REAL ID and Enhanced Licenses in Michigan

Michigan is privileged to share a border with Canada, making it just a short trip for a weekend in another country; however, this close connection can also cause confusion over what Michigan residents need to visit our northern neighbors. Join an employee of the Michigan Department of State for this useful Technology Tuesday session to learn about the history and implementation of REAL ID as well as how to obtain REAL ID, enhanced driver’s licenses, and ID cards. Call the OLLI office to register: (989) 964-4475. Instructor: John Strodtbeck, Michigan Department of State Tuesday • 9/11 • 9-10 a.m. Location: C129 Price: Free for members • $15 for non-members

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LOCATIONS FOR CLASSES Each class description includes a room number. The letter that precedes the number indicates the building. An abbreviation code follows:

A . . . Arbury Fine Arts Center H . . . . Health & Human Services Building B . . . Brown Hall R . . . . Ryder Center C . . . Curtiss Hall YMCA . . . . Saginaw YMCA GS . . . Gilbertson Hall – South

Visit svsu.edu/visit/campusmaps for a map of the SVSU campus.

CANCELLATION POLICY Policy for Classes

$10 cancellation fee. The remainder of the registration fee will be refunded or remain as a credit on your account. The cancellation must be done by one week prior to the first class or no refund will be given.

Policy for Day Trips

Day trips are non-refundable unless we are able to fill your spot on the trip, in which case you will receive your registration fee, minus a $10 processing fee.

REGISTRATION DATES & TIMES Day Trip registration for members ONLY begins Tuesday, August 7 at 8:30 a.m. (this includes walk in, phone and online registrations). Class registration opens on Thursday, August 9, at 8:30 a.m. and day trip registration opens for non-members (this includes walk in, phone and online registrations).

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Payment is accepted by credit card or check (in person). We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Please do not leave any registration or credit card information on our voicemail. We care about your security. Therefore, we can no longer accept registration by mail. Register anytime through our secure website: svsu.edu/olli Call: (989) 964-4475 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register in person at the OLLI SVSU office: 111 Curtiss Hall at SVSU, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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1. Log in and create profile before registration opens. 2. Fill the cart with desired offerings beginning at 8:30 a.m. on registration day. 3. Complete check-out and payment process.

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Online Shopping Cart Instructions 1. Log in or create profile before registration opens. 2. Fill the cart with desired offerings beginning at 8:30 a.m. on registration day. 3. Complete check-out and payment process.

Payment is accepted by credit card or check (in person). We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Please do not leave any registration or credit card information on our voicemail. We care about your security. Therefore, we can no longer accept registration by mail. • Register anytime through our secure website: svsu.edu/olli • Call: (989) 964-4475 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Register in person at the OLLI SVSU Office: 111 Curtiss Hall at SVSU, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Three Easy Ways to Register

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 111 Curtiss Hall 7400 Bay Road University Center MI 48710

■ THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 Class registration opens for everyone at 8:30 a.m. and day trip registration opens for non-members

■ TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 Day trip registration opens for members ONLY at 8:30 a.m.

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SVSU OLLI Catalog Fall 2018  

The Fall 2018 catalog of classes, trips and monthly meetings of SVSU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

SVSU OLLI Catalog Fall 2018  

The Fall 2018 catalog of classes, trips and monthly meetings of SVSU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).