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Expanding Horizons | Making Connections

Summer 2014 Catalog

Discover a whole new world! From antiques and films to hiking and yoga — come soar with us at OLLI

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | University of Nevada, Reno | Extended Studies


Expanding Horizons | Making Connections

Summer 2014 Courses At a Glance Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Nevada, Reno is a member-directed organization offering a distinctive array of courses and activities for adults age 50 and over interested in learning for the joy of learning. Classes in this OLLI Summer 2014 at-a-glance calendar are included in your OLLI $45 annual membership (Sept. 1-Aug. 31) or your $25 summer membership (June 1-Aug. 31) and require no additional payment, except where additional fees are noted in the OLLI Catalog. See the Summer 2014 OLLI catalog or visit www.olli.unr.edu for a membership application, scholarship information and course descriptions.

Class Locations Except as noted, all classes are held at the University’s off- campus OLLI facilities: Warren Nelson Building, in downtown Reno 401 W. Second St., Suite 235 Reno, NV 89503 Redfield Campus, in south Reno off Mount Rose Highway 18600 Wedge Parkway Reno, NV 89511 Phone: (775) 784-8053 Fax: (775) 784-8054 Email: olli@unr.edu Website: www.olli.unr.edu

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June 2014

July 2014

Date/Day Course Title Time Location* C atalog Pg. 2 Mon. OLLI Walkers TBD a.m. OP 9 Summer Kickoff 10 a.m. NM 7 3 Tues. Cracker Barrel 1:30 p.m. NM 9 4 Wed. Online pre-registration begins, Summer Picnic 8 OLLI Travelers 3 p.m. NM 13 5 Thurs. OLLI Hikers TBD a.m. OP 10 OLLI Chorus 1 p.m. NM 13 The Big Questions 2 p.m. NS 12 6 Fri. Intermediate Hikers TBD a.m. OP 11 Friday Movies 1:30 p.m. L 11 9 Mon. OLLI Walkers TBD a.m. OP 9 Mystery Book Group 12 noon NM 12 10 Tues. Sign-ups begin, Plumas County Tour 15 Cracker Barrel 1:30 p.m. NM 9 11 Wed. OLLI Camping (2 nights) 12 noon OP 8 Lifescapes Book Launch 10 a.m. NM 13 12 Thurs. Online pre-registration begins, Redfield Round Table 12 OLLI Hikers TBD a.m. OP 10 OLLI Camping, cont. OP 8 13 Fri. Intermediate Hikers TBD a.m. OP 11 Friday Movies 1:30 p.m. L 11 16 Mon. Online pre-registration begins, Reno Public Art Tour 15 OLLI Walkers TBD a.m. OP 9 17 Tues. Ageless Repertory Theatre 10 a.m. L 14 Cracker Barrel 1:30 p.m. NM 9 18 Wed. Summer Picnic 11:30 a.m. OP 8 19 Thurs. OLLI Hikers TBD a.m. OP 10 Antiques for Antiques 1 p.m. NM 14 The Big Questions 2 p.m. NS 12 20 Fri. Intermediate Hikers TBD a.m. OP 11 Friday Movies 1:30 p.m. L 11 23 Mon. OLLI Walkers TBD a.m. OP 9 Tour: Reno Public Art 10 a.m. OP 15 24 Tues. Sign-ups begin, Tour: Destination Unknown 9 a.m. NM 18 Animal Use in Research 10 a.m. NM 15 Cracker Barrel 1:30 p.m. NM 9 25 Wed. Tour: Plumas County 7:45 a.m. OP 15 26 Thurs. OLLI Hikers TBD a.m. OP 10 Round Table - Redfield 10 a.m. R 12 Dishrags to Dirtbags 1 p.m. NM 16 27 Fri. Intermediate Hikers TBD a.m. OP 11 Friday Movies 1:30 p.m. L 11 30 Mon. OLLI Walkers TBD a.m. OP 9 Young Chautauqua 1 p.m. NM 16

Date/Day 1 Tues. 2 Wed. 3 Thurs. 4 Fri. 7 Mon. 8 Tues. 10 Thurs. 11 Fri. 14 Mon. 15 Tues. 17 Thurs. 18 Fri. 21 Mon. 22 Tues. 24 Thurs. 25 Fri. 28 Mon. 29 Tues. 30 Wed. 31 Thurs.

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*Location Legend (L) Nelson Building Laxalt Auditorium (NS) Nelson Small Classroom (NM) Nelson Main Classroom (OP) Off premises (R) Redfield Campus

OLLI Membership Please see pages 3-6 of the OLLI Summer 2014 catalog for membership and scholarship applications and important information about fees, policies, and more!

Course Title Time Location* Catalog Pg. Yoga for Every Age 10 a.m. NM 17 Cracker Barrel 1:30 p.m. NM 9 OLLI Travelers 3 p.m. NM 13 OLLI Hikers TBD a.m. OP 10 Guide Dogs for the Blind 1 p.m. NM 17 The Big Questions 2 p.m. NS 12 Independence Day observed (UNR campus, OLLI closed) Intermediate Hikers TBD a.m. OP 11 OLLI Walkers TBD a.m. OP 9 Pilgrimage Science Fiction 10 a.m. NM 18 Cracker Barrel 1:30 p.m. NM 9 OLLI Hikers TBD a.m. OP 10 History of the Fire Service 1 p.m. NM 18 Intermediate Hikers TBD a.m. OP 11 Tour: Unknown 10 a.m. OP 18 Friday Movies 1:30 p.m. L 11 OLLI Walkers TBD a.m. OP 9 Mystery Book Group 12 noon NM 12 Where Is Everybody? 10 a.m. NM 19 Cracker Barrel 1:30 p.m. NM 9 OLLI Hikers TBD a.m. OP 10 Decency and Luck in WWII 1 p.m. NM 19 The Big Questions 2 p.m. NS 12 Intermediate Hikers TBD a.m. OP 11 Friday Movies 1:30 p.m. L 11 OLLI Walkers TBD a.m. OP 9 Sign-ups begin, Tour: Big Springs Gardens 9 a.m. NM 21 How to Get Published 10 a.m. NM 19 Cracker Barrel 1:30 p.m. NM 9 OLLI Hikers TBD a.m. OP 10 Round Table - Redfield 10 a.m. R 12 Discover Atlantis Hotel 1 p.m. NM 20 Intermediate Hikers TBD a.m. OP 11 Friday Movies 1:30 p.m. L 11 OLLI Walkers TBD a.m. OP 9 Morgan and Grandin 10 a.m. NM 20 Cracker Barrel 1:30 p.m. NM 9 Big Horn Olive Oil Tour 5:45 p.m. OP 20 Big Springs Gardens Tour 9:15 a.m. OP 21 OLLI Hikers TBD a.m. OP 10 Nevada POLST 1 p.m. NM 21 RSVP

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August 2014 Date/Day 1 Fri. 4 Mon. 5 Tues. 8 Fri. 11 Mon. 12 Tues. 13 Wed. 15 Fri. 19 Tues. 22 Fri. 26 Tues. 28 Thurs. 29 Fri.

Course Title Intermediate Hikers Friday Movies OLLI Walkers Cracker Barrel Intermediate Hikers Friday Movies OLLI Walkers Mystery Book Group Cracker Barrel OLLI Enrollment Day Intermediate Hikers Friday Movies Cracker Barrel Intermediate Hikers Friday Movies Cracker Barrel Round Table - Redfield OLLI Orientation Intermediate Hikers Friday Movies

Time Location* Catalog Pg. TBD a.m. OP 11 1:30 p.m. L 11 TBD a.m. OP 9 1:30 p.m. NM 9 TBD a.m. OP 11 1:30 p.m. L 11 TBD a.m. OP 9 12 noon NM 12 1:30 p.m. NM 9 Various NM 22 TBD a.m. OP 11 1:30 p.m. L 11 1:30 p.m. NM 9 TBD a.m. OP 11 1:30 p.m. L 11 1:30 p.m. NM 9 10 a.m. R 12 10 a.m./1 p.m. NM 22 TBD a.m. OP 11 1:30 p.m. L 11


About OLLI Sponsored by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a member-directed organization that brings diverse educational and social opportunities to active older adult learners dedicated to the growth and leadership of an organization directed by and for its members. Offering short-term educational experiences and leadership and volunteer opportunities for adults 50 and over, OLLI seeks to foster intellectual stimulation, new interests and personal development through academic pursuits, and to provide a community in which to gather. OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno is one of 117 Osher institutes established since 2001 at such colleges and universities as University of California Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, Brandeis, Duke, Northwestern, Rutgers, Tufts and Arizona State University. See pages 3-5 for important information about OLLI membership and scholarship opportunities. Questions? Please feel free to contact us! Call (775) 784-8053 or email olli@unr.edu.

OLLI Board of Directors

On the cover: The sky’s not the limit at OLLI! Join us in the classroom, on the trail, at the museum, on campus and beyond in courses and activities designed and led by OLLI member volunteers, community members and University faculty. Offering diverse opportunities to learn, lead, volunteer, travel and explore, OLLI has something for everyone. With classes held at the Warren Nelson Building and the University’s stateof-the-art Redfield Campus and tours and events throughout the Truckee Meadows and beyond, OLLI helps members see the world from new perspectives!

Elected Officers President Vice President Treasurer Secretary

Joe Coleman Warren Ronsheimer Inez Butterfield Pat LeVezu

joecoleman@att.net wardi@sbcglobal.net molowa@sbcglobal.net plevezu@gmail.com

(775) 746-5633 (775) 827-3545 (775) 575-5144 (775) 842-2467

hanks.karen@att.net ollirenocurric@gmail.com ChristineColeman@att.net wardi@sbcglobal.net joonjoller54@yahoo.com 3g4l9b1@sbcglobal.net ppan5@sbcglobal.net

(775) 787-8962 (775) 525-1053 (775) 746-5633 (775) 827-3545 (775) 622-1333 (775) 575-5144 (775) 358-1746

patzim34@aol.com kellnerj@msn.com fjwhiting@sbcglobal.net jaeckshigh@sbcglobal.net shera@unr.edu

(775) 322-3949 (775) 849-0856 (775) 826-2728 (775) 829-1254 (775) 784-1676

Committee Chairs Communications Karen Hanks Curriculum Joan Zenan Events Chris Coleman Diane Ronsheimer History June Kelly Membership George Butterfield Outreach LaMerne Kozlowski Planning Open Scholarship Pat Zimmerman Technology Jim Kellner Tours and Travel Judi Whiting At-Large Ralph Jaeck UNR Liaison Shera Alberti-Annunzio

OLLI Office Information

Office Address OLLI, Warren Nelson Building, 401 W. Second St., Suite 235, Reno, NV 89503 Office Contact Fax (775) 784-8054 olli@unr.edu Phone (775) 784-8053 Webmaster olllirenonews@gmail.com

Visit us at www.olli.unr.edu!


Table of Contents Welcome.....................................................................................2 Membership Application ..................................................3 Scholarship Information and Application ................4 Summer 2014 Information...........................................5-6 Online Pre-registration Policy..........................................5 Summer 2014 Classes...................................................7-22 Special Events .....................................................................7-8 Ongoing Groups .............................................................9-12 June Classes.................................................................... 13-16 July Classes ..................................................................... 17-21 August Classes...................................................................... 22 Charitable Giving.......................................................... 23-24 OLLI Office, Class Locations, Parking .......................................................Inside back cover

Don’t miss OLLI Orientation and OLLI Enrollment for new and prospective members! Pay your fees and purchase parking passes at OLLI Enrollment Day on Wednesday, August 13, and learn how to get the most out of OLLI at OLLI Orientation on Thursday, August 28 at OLLI in the Warren Nelson Building. See page 22 for details. See pages 3-4 for OLLI membership and scholarship applications.

Summer Picnic! Join your OLLI friends for our annual summer picnic potluck at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park on Wednesday, June 18! See page 8 for details.

The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, ADA institution. A portion of program fees may be used to pay hosting expenses. Produced by Extended Studies Marketing Dept., 5/14.

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Welcome Welcome to our seventh summer term as an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nevada Reno, affiliated with the University’s Extended Studies.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno is a robust member-directed organization University of Nevada, Reno | Extended Studies of adults age 50 and over that promotes personal development through intellectually stimulating programs and provides a community in which to get acquainted and socialize. Directed by and for its members, OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno is a diverse group of independent thinkers who develop curriculum, teach or facilitate classes, organize events, guide tour groups and encourage an environment of friendship.

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OLLI offers a distinctive array of courses and activities for adults age 50 and over interested in expanding horizons and learning for the joy of learning. Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at the University’s off-campus OLLI facility in the Warren Nelson Building, Second Floor, 401 W. Second St., in downtown Reno. (See map on the inside back cover.) Volunteers are the heart and soul of OLLI and it is hoped all members will find a way to contribute to OLLI’s commitment to lifelong learning and continue to help us grow! Complete the membership application on page 3, or for more information, call OLLI, (775) 784-8053, email olli@unr.edu or visit www.olli.unr.edu. Give the gift of learning. Giving an OLLI membership as a gift provides a host of free courses and activities to any older adult interested in learning. Call OLLI for more information.

The Bernard Osher Foundation Based in San Francisco, the Bernard Osher Foundation has supported higher education and the arts since its founding in 1977 by community leader Bernard Osher. It awards annual operating grants to strengthen lifelong learning programs on college and university campuses across the country. In spring 2010, the foundation awarded OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno a $1 million endowment gift for programming excellence and for demonstrating potential for long-term success and sustainability. A second $1 million endowment gift was awarded in December 2013 to establish a viable fund development program to ensure long-term fiscal health and sustainability.

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Membership Application

Adults 50 and over are welcome to enjoy all the benefits of OLLI membership. Please print clearly or type. See page 4 for the scholarship application and information. Name _____________________________________ Name for name tag _______________________ Phone (____) ______________________ Cell (____) ______________________ q Male q Female Address ___________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________________________________ State ________ Zip ________________ Email __________________________________ Have you received a current catalog? q Yes q No Year you first joined OLLI/ElderCollege _____________ How did you hear about OLLI? q Newspaper q Catalog/flier q Friend q Other _______________ Signature of applicant ___________________________________________ Date _______________ By signing above, I acknowledge that my photograph may be taken at OLLI and give OLLI permission to use my name and image in promotional materials.

Please register me for OLLI membership (no refunds will be given): q Summer Membership (June 1-Aug. 31, 2014): $25 per person ______ Summer registration begins May 15. Those who purchase summer memberships will receive a nontransferable coupon worth $25 toward OLLI annual membership renewal for Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015. Coupon good through Sept. 30, 2014. q Annual Membership (Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015): $45 per person (Annual registration begins Aug. 1, 2014)

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q Board of Directors q Communications q Computer Support

Please register me for these additional options: q 2014-2015 Annual Parking Permit: $16 (available Aug. 1, 2014) Limited parking is available in the shared City of Reno parking lot to the east of OLLI at the Warren Nelson Building in downtown Reno, 401 West 2nd St. Annual permits are valid Aug. 16, 2014-Aug. 14, 2015 (available Aug. 1). q University WolfCard: $10 (one-time fee) per person Required for University of Nevada, Reno library use, and for Lombardi Center pass (below). Date of birth (required to obtain card) _________________

q Curriculum ______

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q Fundraising q History q Membership q Office Help

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q Optional tax-deductible contribution to OLLI in the amount of $ _______

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q Events q Greeters

q Lombardi Recreation Center (must also purchase WolfCard, above): q $80 summer pass (May 19-Aug. 15, 2014) q $216 annual pass (Aug. 18, 2014-Sept. 1, 2015) q $80 fall pass (Aug. 18, 2014-Jan. 30, 2015)

Payment options:

Give a little – get a lot! Please contact me regarding volunteer opportunities related to:

q Planning q Publicity q Technology q Tours/Travel

Total: ______

q Enclosed is a check for $ ___________ payable to the Board of Regents. q Or charge my: q VISA q Discover q MasterCard q American Express Cardholder’s name _______________________________________________________________ Card number ____________________________ Expires __________ Amount $ _____________ X ______________________________________________________________________________

(Signature as it appears on card)

I am a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno q Yes q No

(Optional; for UNR statistical purposes only)

Mail or fax completed form with payment or scholarship application request to:

OLLI Membership, Extended Studies, University of Nevada, Reno/0048, Reno, NV 89557 • Fax: (775) 784-4801

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Scholarship Information The Helaine Greenberg Scholarship Fund was created by Helaine S. Greenberg, who believes that educational opportunities are as important for older adults as for young people. The onetime scholarship is available for a year of membership only; parking is not included (see OLLI Scholarship).

The OLLI Scholarship is available as part of The Bernard Osher Foundation endowment received by OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno. Individuals may apply for this scholarship the year after receiving the Helaine Greenberg scholarship and continue applying each year thereafter. OLLI Scholarships are available for membership dues, parking and/or transportation to/from OLLI classes, and events/tours that require an additional fee.

Please note that books and materials are not included in scholarships. All scholarship applicants must complete the OLLI scholarship application below and submit to: OLLI Scholarships, OLLI, University of Nevada, Reno/0380, Reno, NV 89557 • Fax: (775) 784-8054

Scholarship Application Form I have a great interest in being an OLLI student but am unable to afford the annual fee. I understand that if I receive a scholarship I will be expected to attend classes regularly and participate fully in the OLLI program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Name ______________________________________ Name for name tag _______________________

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Phone (____) ______________________ Cell (____) _______________________ q Male q Female Address ____________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________________________________ State ________ Zip _________________ Email ___________________________________ Year you first joined OLLI/ElderCollege __________ How did you hear about OLLI? q Newspaper q Catalog/brochure q Friend q Other _____________________________________ Please select one: First-time applicant: q Yes q No (I received a scholarship in___________) I am applying for (please select all that apply): q Annual OLLI membership (Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015): $45 (There are no summer-only scholarships) q Annual parking permit (Aug. 16, 2014-Aug. 14, 2015): $16 (Available Aug. 1, 2014; parking availability not guaranteed) q Transportation assistance (Select one): q Citilift/RTC Access q Senior bus pass

Briefly explain why you wish to become a member of OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

Give a little – get a lot! Please contact me for volunteer opportunities: q Board of Directors q Communications q Computer Support q Curriculum q Events q Fundraising q Greeters q History q Membership q Office Help q Planning q Publicity q Technology q Tours/Travel

____________________________________________________________ By completing this application I verify I am on a fixed income and would be unable to participate in OLLI programs without the benefit of this scholarship. Signature of applicant ______________________________________________ Date ____________ By signing above, I acknowledge that my photograph may be taken at OLLI and give OLLI permission to use my name and image in promotional materials.


Summer 2014 Information Who May Attend? Members are encouraged to attend as many classes as desired and may bring guests for one session only. Special events and tours are limited to members only unless specified. For all new members, please fill out our summer membership application on page 3. New and renewing members may also use this application for 2014-15 annual membership. (Annual memberships will be accepted beginning Aug. 1, 2014.) Annual scholarships are available to those who qualify. A scholarship application is available on page 4. Fees • Except where additional fees are noted in course descriptions, classes in this Summer 2014 catalog are included in your OLLI $45 annual membership (Sept. 1-Aug. 31) or $25 summer membership (June 1-Aug. 31) and require no additional payment. • Books and supplies are not included in membership fees or scholarships. • Please note: If an additional fee is required for a class or an event, make checks payable to the Board of Regents by the deadline listed in the class description. Your cancelled check is your reservation. Reservation checks should be delivered in person to the OLLI office in the Nelson Building. Do NOT send or take reservation checks to the University. Mailing to the University could cause you to miss your chance to reserve a spot.

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OLLI Reservations This symbol appears for all special events and tours for which reservations are required. Check individual catalog descriptions for details on how to reserve your spot. Please note that some tours and events require advance payment. Online Pre-Registration Policies and Procedures This symbol appears with classes, tours and events for which pre-registration is required, but for which no advance payment is required.

• Pre-registration is done solely online at ollirenonews.blogspot.com. If you do not have access to a computer, you may ask someone to be your “buddy” and your buddy can pre-register for you. You may also use the computers at OLLI to pre-register for classes (help will be provided). If you are a “buddy” you will need the member’s name (spelled correctly), phone number and class name(s). • See course descriptions for pre-registration dates; pre-registration will not be available until the dates noted in course descriptions. • To pre-register, go to the OLLI Reno News site at ollirenonews.blogspot.com (you may also visit www.olli.unr.edu) and click the link to our pre-registration page. You will be directed to instructions and the list of classes that require pre-registration. • Some tours and events that do not require a fee in advance will also be pre-registered online. Check the description of each tour or event for details.

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Summer 2014 Information OLLI Communication • The OLLI Reno News site at ollirenonews.blogspot.com will post all breaking news announcements about class cancellations or schedule changes, OLLI closures due to inclement weather, and other vital news. A weekly “This Week at OLLI” bulletin is also posted on this site, as well as a monthly calendar of OLLI classes and events. You can subscribe to email or RSS posts from the site for immediate notification of any news announcements. Attendance in Classes with Pre-Registration • High-demand classes require a commitment from those students who pre-register. • Those who pre-register and do not attend the first class session will have their spaces filled from the waiting list and will lose their spots in the class. • Out of respect for the instructor/facilitator and other students, after the second session, no new participants will be added to any class requiring pre-registration.

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Closings • OLLI is closed on legal holidays observed by the University of Nevada, Reno. Summer 2014 holidays are listed on the at-a-glance calendar. • If the University is closed due to inclement weather, OLLI will also be closed. • Information about University closings due to inclement weather is available through local television, radio and Internet news sources, on the OLLI Reno News site at ollirenonews.blogspot.com and on the University’s main website at www.unr.edu. Location of Classrooms • Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at the University’s off-campus OLLI facility in the Warren Nelson Building, Second Floor, 401 W. Second St., in downtown Reno. (See map on the inside back cover of this catalog.) • Some classes will be held in the Laxalt Auditorium on the ground floor of the Warren Nelson Building. • Some classes, as noted in descriptions, are held at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, off the Mt. Rose Highway in south Reno. (See map on inside back cover.) Parking See the inside back cover of this catalog for important parking information.

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Summer 2014 Classes Special Events The Biggest Summer Kickoff Ever – RSVP Wanted: All OLLI Artists, Crafters and Hobbyists! Tuesday, June 3

10 a.m.-12 noon

Facilitators: LaMerne Kozlowski and Margee Richardson Let’s get the summer session started by sharing our arts, crafts and hobbies! This is your opportunity to display a representation of your work or a favorite from your collection — from afghans and African sculpture to dolls; from ceramics to fabric painting, design and folk art; from glass arts to musical instruments; from hand-made jewelry, needlepoint and embroidery to oil painting, origami and photography; from pottery to quilts and rugs; from scrapbooking and sculptures to stamp and coin collections; from Tanagra figurines and glassblown vases to watercolors, woodcraft and birdhouses — just about any interest from A to Z! If you would like to sell your art, craft or hobby item, please provide a card with your contact information so that members interested in your work may contact you at a later date. (Sales are not permitted in the OLLI building.) Delicious edibles, coffee and tea will be available for your enjoyment. Sign-up required. Please call LaMerne Kozlowski at (775) 358-1746 or sign up for participation at the sign-up table in the Nelson Building main classroom. Please write your name and telephone number on the sheet and LaMerne will call you before the Kickoff. Come and enjoy the beautiful arts and crafts created by OLLI members, meet new friends, see old friends and participate in the new summer session.

Don’t miss OLLI Orientation and Enrollment for new and prospective members! Pay your fees and purchase parking passes at OLLI Enrollment Day on Wednesday, August 13, and learn how to get the most out of OLLI at Orientation on Thursday, August 28 at OLLI in the Warren Nelson Building. See page 22 for details.

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RSVP BREAKING NEWS! BIG CHANGES! 3rd Annual OLLI Good Camping Time

Wednesday-Friday, June 11-13 (two nights) 12 noon Wednesday (check-in)-12 noon Friday (check-out) Contact: Ramon Seelbach, (775) 786-5814 or rseelbach@sbcglobal.net No need to go out of state to attend the 3rd Annual OLLI Good Camping Time. This year’s campout will be at Davis Creek Regional Park in Washoe Valley, only 20 miles south of Reno (walking distance for Floyd and Warren). This group campsite will accommodate both RV (no hook-ups) and tent campers. Hot showers are available, and many outdoor activities are planned. The potluck dinner will be late afternoon on Wednesday, followed by a sing-along around the large campfire ring. Please plan to bring a log or two for the fire. Thursday will start with OLLI Hikers, and two educational lectures are planned during our stay. A charcoal barbecue fire will be provided Thursday evening for those wishing to barbecue their own selections. There will be NO CHARGE for campers this year thanks to a generous donation by an anonymous donor. THANK YOU! Sign-up required. Watch for a sign-up sheet on the sign-up table at OLLI in the Warren Nelson Building. Please indicate your potluck selection for the Wednesday evening potluck dinner. Questions? Contact Ramon Seelbach, (775) 786-5814 or email rseelbach@sbcglobal.net

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Summer Picnic Wednesday, June 18

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Events Committee Join your OLLI friends for our annual summer picnic/potluck at the Peavine Pavilion at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno. You can bring your cards or board games to play after we eat. Remember to bring what you like to drink (non-alcoholic). Great weather, like last year, has been ordered just for you! Watch for further information in the OLLI Newsletter. Pre-registration required. Beginning Wednesday, June 4, you may pre-register online or reserve your place by phone by calling the OLLI office at (775) 784-8053, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Please read OLLI online pre-registration policies and procedures on page 5. Space is limited; OLLI members only, please.

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Ongoing Groups Cracker Barrel Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26

1:30-3 p.m.

Facilitators: LaMerne Kozlowski and Pera Daniels This is a group of seniors who discuss current affairs of municipal, state, national and international interest. Cracker Barrel is modeled on the old-time, free-wheeling exchange of opinions in a small group of people who desire to be heard among their peers. Subjects will vary according to the participants’ interests.

OLLI Walkers Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11

Time TBD a.m.

Facilitator: Maureen Groach (mgroach@sbcglobal.net) • OLLI Walkers will explore the area by paths, trails and roads. Meeting times and places will vary. The location and degree of difficulty of the walk will be emailed prior to the Monday of the walk.

• Walks will be 3-5 miles in total length, with some elevation change. They will usually take two to three hours. The pace will accommodate slow walkers/hikers.

• Participants should be in healthy physical condition, carry ID and medical cards, wear comfortable and durable walking shoes, and bring an adequate supply of drinking water.

• Use of a lightweight waist or shoulder pack, hiking poles, sunscreen and a hat is also suggested. If you would like to be on the email list to receive information about walks, contact Maureen Groach at mgroach@sbcglobal.net.

Don’t miss OLLI Orientation and Enrollment for new and prospective members! Pay your fees and purchase parking passes at OLLI Enrollment Day on Wednesday, August 13, and learn how to get the most out of OLLI at Orientation on Thursday, August 28 at OLLI in the Warren Nelson Building. See page 22 for details. See pages 3-4 for OLLI membership and scholarship applications. University of Nevada, Reno | Extended Studies www.olli.unr.edu

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OLLI Hikers Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Time TBD a.m.

Facilitators: Floyd Whiting (fjwhiting@sbcglobal.net) and Warren Ronsheimer (wardi@sbcglobal.net) During the OLLI Summer Session, OLLI Hikers will explore the Mt. Rose corridor, Lake Tahoe, Donner Pass and other areas by trails, paths and roads. Meeting times and places will vary. Most hikes will meet locally and carpool to the trailhead.

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• Hikes will be 4-12 miles in total length. Most will be moderately difficult, some with significant elevation changes — up to 2,000+ feet. Some climbs may be sustained, steep and strenuous. Occasional easy and difficult hikes may be scheduled. The pace will be moderate to brisk. Most hikes will take from four to six or more hours, depending upon distance and difficulty, plus transit time.

• Participants should be in healthy physical condition and able to maintain a pace in excess of 2.5 miles per hour uphill. Hikers should wear comfortable and durable walking shoes or boots, carry ID and medical cards, and bring snacks and an adequate supply of drinking water. Use of a lightweight waist or shoulder pack and trekking pole(s) is also suggested. If outings encompass lunchtime, participants should bring a bag lunch.

• Location, time and degree of difficulty will be posted on the OLLI bulletin board in the Nelson Building by Monday, the week of the hike. You may also opt to be notified by email by Monday the week of the hike. To receive email notifications, send your email address to Floyd Whiting (fjwhiting@sbcglobal.net) and to Warren Ronsheimer (wardi@sbcglobal.net).

To participate in a Thursday hike, RSVP to the hike leader by Wednesday morning.

See our at-a-glance calendar on the inside front cover for all classes, tours and events listed chronologically.

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OLLI Intermediate Hikers Fridays, June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time TBD a.m.

Facilitators: Floyd Whiting (fjwhiting@sbcglobal.net), Warren Ronsheimer (wardi@sbcglobal.net) and Harvey Bennett (harvfly@gmail.com) During the OLLI Summer Session, OLLI Intermediate Hikers will explore the Reno/Sparks area by trails, paths and roads. Friday intermediate hikes will be shorter, easier and slower than the Thursday hikes. Meeting times and places will vary.

• Most hikes will be 4-6 miles in total length. Most will be easy to moderately difficult with elevation changes of up to a few hundred feet. Most climbs will be short and/or gentle. The pace will be moderate. Most hikes will take from two to four hours, depending upon distance and difficulty.

• Participants should be in healthy physical condition and able to maintain a pace of at least 2 miles per hour. Hikers should wear comfortable and durable walking shoes or boots, carry ID and medical cards, and bring a snack or lunch and an adequate supply of drinking water. Use of a lightweight waist or shoulder pack and trekking pole(s) is also suggested.

• Location, time and degree of difficulty will be posted on the OLLI bulletin board in the Nelson Building by Monday, the week of the hike. You may also opt to be notified by email by Monday the week of the hike.

• In addition to hikes, kayak outings and bicycle rides may be scheduled (participants to provide their own equipment) on days, dates, times and locations to be announced.

• To receive email notifications and information, send your email address to Floyd Whiting (fjwhiting@sbcglobal.net) and to Warren Ronsheimer (wardi@sbcglobal.net) for hikes, and to Harvey Bennett (harvfly@gmail.com) for kayak outings. To participate in a Friday hike/outing, RSVP to the hike/outing leader by Thursday morning.

Friday Movies Fridays, June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Presenters: Larry Coffman, Jerry Barlow, LaMerne Kozlowski and Warren Ronsheimer (wardi@sbcglobal.net) Come in from the summer heat and enjoy a Friday afternoon movie in Laxalt Auditorium at the Nelson Building. A variety of motion pictures will be shown for your entertainment, stimulation and enjoyment. The movie will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a discussion. Information about the next movie to be shown will usually be announced at the preceding Friday movie, and posted by the Monday before the movie in the OLLI main classroom in the Nelson Building and OLLI Reno News site at ollirenonews.blogspot.com.

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Mystery Book Group Mondays, June 9; July 14; Aug. 11

12 noon-1:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Kenn Rohrs (karohrs@charter.net) and LaMerne Kozlowski (ppan5@sbcglobal.net) Do you enjoy a good mystery? If so, you are invited to join other mystery lovers to discuss mysteries of all types — from cozies to hard-boiled crime fiction. The facilitators provide brief biographical information about the authors and lead the discussion. Members select the books. Our summer mysteries are:

• June 9

Red Wolf by Liza Marklund

• July 14

Queen of the South by Arturo Perez-Reverte

• Aug. 11

Field of Blood by Denise Mina

The Big Questions Thursdays, June 5, 19; July 3, 17

2-3:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Dale Johnstone and Lou Alanko The Big Questions is a book discussion group for open-minded individuals. In this group, a book is selected, read and discussed by class members. Areas of inquiry have been science, religion, philosophy and spirituality.

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Round the Table at Redfield Thursdays, June 26; July 24; Aug. 28

10-11:30 a.m.

Facilitator: Julianna Malone This class is a roundtable discussion group that will cover economic, political and social issues at the national and international levels that have implications for citizens living in the U.S. At each class session, articles from publications such as The Economist and Foreign Affairs will be distributed for discussion at the following class. In the first session, the group will discuss an article handed out at that time by the facilitator. Class format will consist of going around the table to gain all participant views on the article followed by an open discussion. Articles will be provided by the facilitator, and participants are encouraged to submit articles they would like to discuss. This class is held at the University’s Redfield Campus. For directions, see inside back cover. Pre-registration required. Class size is limited. Beginning June 12, you may pre-register online or reserve your place by phone by calling the OLLI office at (775) 784-8053, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Please read OLLI pre-registration policies and procedures on page 5.

Don’t miss OLLI Orientation and Enrollment for new and prospective members! Pay your fees and purchase parking passes at OLLI Enrollment Day on Wednesday, August 13, and learn how to get the most out of OLLI at Orientation on Thursday, August 28 at OLLI in the Warren Nelson Building. See page 22 for details. See pages 3-4 for OLLI membership and scholarship applications.

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June 2014

See Special Events and Ongoing Groups listings on pages 7-12 for additional classes.

The Biggest Summer Kickoff Ever Tuesday, June 3

10 a.m.-12 noon

See page 7 under Special Events for details.

OLLI Travelers Wednesdays, June 4; July 2

3-5 p.m.

Facilitators: Floyd and Judi Whiting This is an informal group for anyone who has travel experience to share; anyone interested in gleaning information, advice and inspiration for future travel; and anyone who enjoys hearing about travel. Members are invited to show pictures and/or tell their travel stories, with presentations limited to 20 minutes each. We will also share travel how-tos. If you have something to share, please contact Judi or Floyd Whiting by email at fjwhiting@sbcglobal.net or by phone at (775) 826-2728 at least two days before the meeting. You may also request to be put on the email list for reminders and information about programs.

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OLLI Chorus Thursday, June 5

1-2:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Sue Buckmaster At the holiday party, OLLI members were amazed to hear the OLLI chorus. Sometimes when we see all the talents of our members, we can’t help but be extra proud. The chorus has somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 members, and by luck, former director Gloria Melms will return to accompany the group on our new piano. Now if that isn’t enough, they have been practicing some of the oldies but goodies and we are going to have an old-fashioned sing-along. Please show your support for this wonderful group and come sing with us. Our thanks to Sue Buckmaster for putting all this together.

Lifescapes Book Launch Wednesday, June 11

10 a.m.-12 noon

Presenters: Margo Daniels and Joyce Starling Come celebrate the publication of the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Lifescapes anthologies with authors and their friends! This culmination of a year’s worth of writing is open to all who would like to hear Shiloh entertain us and see Julia LaChild as her most hilarious self! We will also be able to hear a few of the writers share their stories with us. This is a potluck affair, so plan to bring a few pastries or some fruit or cheese. Coffee and tea will be provided. We hope to see you at the book launch.

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3rd Annual OLLI Good Camping Time

Wednesday-Friday, June 11-13 (two nights) See page 8 under Special Events for details.

Ageless Repertory Theatre: Special Occasions by Bernard Slade Tuesday, June 17

10-11:30 a.m.

Actors: Ron Smith and Pat Smith Meet Michael and Amy as they come to grips with the funny (and the not-so-funny), but always entertaining ups and downs of their marriage and divorce. Then watch as they grow their friendship as only two individuals with a shared past can do. It’s funny, it’s poignant and it’s memorable. Come and join your OLLI friends for an enjoyable summer morning. Locals know Ron Smith as the voice of the Great Reno Balloon Race and as on-air talent at KNPB Channel 5, but he also has been involved in theater since high school where he played the lead in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. He has performed in more than 75 productions with Reno’s Ageless Repertory Theatre. He also has been a moving force in the annual Sheep Dip Show since its inception, acting in all 50 shows and directing the 50th anniversary show in January 2014.

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Pat Smith was the executive director of Sierra Arts Foundation before retiring in 1999. Her life has been rooted in the arts. She has spent her life dancing, singing in choral groups, writing for publication and acting in student theatre groups. She has performed in 33 Sheep Dip shows and more than 65 productions with Reno’s Ageless Repertory Theatre.

Summer Picnic Wednesday, June 18

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

See page 8 under Special Events for details.

Antiques for Antiques – Know What You Are Buying! Thursday, June 19

1-2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Dee Perino, certified appraiser Dee Perino has been a member of the Appraisers Association of America since 1972, and a member of the International Society of Appraisers since 1990. She has been an instructor at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois; at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno. She also has been a freelance writer for Antique Trader, Antique Journal, Spinning Wheel and other antiques publications, and has appeared on the television program Antiques Roadshow. Her educational background includes the completion of a degree in nursing and a graduate degree in the field of psychiatric nursing. Come and learn about antiques — there is money to be made, and sometime in our life we will all be one! Sign-up required for appraisals. Dee Perino will be available for on-site appraisals. However, there is a limit of 20 items (one item per OLLI member; no large furniture, please). A sign-up sheet will be available in the OLLI office.

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Walking Tour: Public Art in Downtown Reno Monday, June 23

10 a.m.-12 noon

Leader: Judi Whiting Commentator: Christine Fey, cultural affairs manager, City of Reno Did you realize that there is a wide variety of public art around Reno? Join us for an easy art walk of south downtown Reno to see more than 14 public art installations and murals, both large and small. Christine Fey, the cultural affairs manager for the City of Reno, will share stories about how these artworks came to grace our fair city. We will begin and end at the Nevada Museum of Art outdoor courtyard. Please wear walking shoes and dress for the elements. Our walk will cover 1.5-2 miles. There will be some standing. Pre-registration required. You must pre-register online beginning Monday, June 16 at 9 a.m. Please read OLLI pre-registration policies and procedures on page 5. The tour is limited to 35 participants.

Animal Use in Medical and Biological Research: Historical Importance and Current Issues Tuesday, June 24

10-11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Richard C. Simmonds, DVM, M.S., DACLAM, director of laboratory animal medicine and professor of physiology, emeritus, University of Nevada, Reno; retired colonel, U.S. Air Force; former chief veterinarian, NASA Using PowerPoint slides, Dr. Simmonds will review how the use of animals has contributed to the advancement of medical science (for both humans and nonhuman animals) and biological science, including the conservation of endangered species. The historical context for the use of animals will be illustrated and explained and current cultural issues regarding continued use of animals will be discussed with audience interaction encouraged.

Tour: Plumas County Museum and Nakoma Lodge Wednesday, June 25

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7:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

Facilitators: Shelley Shipman and Jill Muller Join the group for an interesting tour in Plumas County. We will drive by the cabin of James P. Beckwourth, an African American who played a major role in the early exploration and settlement of the American West. We will then go on to view the Plumas County Museum in Quincy, with a guided tour of the home built circa 1870s on the museum grounds that has been completely restored in the period style with period furniture. We will also get to watch a blacksmith at work on the grounds of the museum. We will enjoy lunch served in the Wigwam Room of one of the most unique buildings of its kind in America — the spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Nakoma Lodge in Clio, California. Paid reservation required. The price of the tour is $43 per person. This includes transportation with tip, museum admission and lunch. The tour is limited to 45 OLLI members and may sell out quickly. You may make a reservation beginning Tuesday, June 10, at 9 a.m. in the Nelson Building main classroom. All present on June 10 at 9 a.m. will enter a drawing to determine their order in line. There is no need to be present before 9 a.m. You may reserve yourself and one other OLLI member with a nonrefundable check for $43 each, payable to the Board of Regents. After 11 a.m. on June 10, you may make a reservation or be placed on the waiting list in the OLLI office. If seats are still available on June 17, we will open reservations to guests.

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Dishrags to Dirtbags Thursday, June 26

1-2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Brooke Santina, author When her book Dishrags to Dirtbags hit the shelves, Brooke Santina couldn’t have been more excited. A second-generation native Nevadan, she is a wife, mother and deputy sheriff by day, and a fiction writer by night — and in every other spare moment. She earned a degree in speech communication from the University of Nevada, Reno, and worked for four years as the spokesperson for the largest law enforcement agency in northern Nevada. When she entered the police academy, she and others were fascinated by the stories of even the most mundane dayto-day work experience. This gave her the idea for writing a book. As a writer and public speaker, she’s passionate about sharing her message of empowerment and positive change. “My novel is my offering,” Santina said. “It’s truly a book from the heart.” The novel is based both on her knowledge of the police world and the desire to engage others to aim a little higher and to take a chance — the only way to know how to reach your full potential. Dishrags to Dirtbags is dedicated to those who doubt their potential or their ability to achieve it.

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1-2:30 p.m.

Presenters: Young Chautauquans For those who have been OLLI members for quite a while, you know what a wonderful surprise we have for you. For those who have never seen the Young Chautauquans, it is something you don’t want to miss. The youngsters put their hearts and souls into their accurate performances of the historical characters they have chosen to portray. There are hours of research, participation by parents and costuming. At the time our catalog goes to press, the Chautauquans are still in the process of choosing, so all we can do is give you an idea of what a special treat this will be for us. Last year, we had President Richard Nixon and Harriet Tubman. Catherine the Great, beautifully dressed, had a problem in the kingdom and was late. She promised to come back. Maybe this year? The young people first appear as their characters, and then answer questions about the characters they portray. Then off comes a hat or scarf and they answer questions about themselves and how they got involved in the project. They put their hearts into this. Please make them feel welcome! A flier will be available when we have more information.

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July 2014

See Special Events and Ongoing Groups listings on pages 7-12 for additional classes.

Yoga for Every Age and Stage of Life Tuesday, July 1

10-11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Pam Pearson, certified yoga instructor for youth and adults, specializing in yoga for seniors Pam Pearson has taught youth, adults and seniors in the community for the past seven years and currently teaches senior mat yoga and chair yoga at three Reno locations. It is the rewarding art of yoga that continues to provide peace in her life. The practice of yoga has been around for thousands of years. Come and learn how a modern-day approach to this ancient practice can help to alleviate stress, strengthen muscles and balance, and create more flexibility. The yogic breath will be introduced linking body and mind together with movement. This presentation will be followed by a chair yoga practice incorporating balance techniques standing beside the chair. Plan to wear comfortable low-heeled shoes.

OLLI Travelers Wednesday, July 2

3-5 p.m.

See page 13 under Ongoing Groups for details.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Thursday, July 3

1-2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Susi Cherry, volunteer, Guide Dogs for the Blind Have you ever wondered how a guide dog for the blind is trained? Learn how the largest guide dog school in North America, Guide Dogs for the Blind, breeds, trains and partners dogs with blind women and men. A volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind for more than 20 years, Susi Cherry will share the stories of how these wonderful dogs allow blind men and women the opportunity to live a life of safety and independence. With warmth and humor, the human and canine story will be presented. From breeding to whelping, puppy raising to professional training, Cherry will explain how Guide Dogs for the Blind partners a trained dog with a blind person. Her beautiful black lab retriever, Globie, is now retired from breeding after giving birth to 22 puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Globie now accompanies her owner on speaking engagements as her “Ambassadog.� Maybe you and your family will join the guide dog family and become puppy raisers!

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Pilgrimage – A Science Fiction

Tuesday, July 8

10-11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Kurt Winans Kurt Winans is a new member of OLLI. He will discuss his book, Pilgrimage, which is his first venture into the world of science fiction. His previous books are nonfiction. In his first sci-fi, we meet Ross and follow him from a small boy to a powerful man — who just happens to believe in extraterrestrials. Ross struggles to maintain his relationships while facing some very tough decisions that only he can make. We are hoping he will have his second book in this genre done by program time. Kurt Winans owns his own publishing company, and he will be back with us on Tuesday, July 22 to tell us how to get our own books published.

History of the Fire Service – Why We Do What We Do Thursday, July 10

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1-2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Michael Hernandez, fire chief, City of Reno Chief Michael Hernandez has been with the Reno Fire Department since March 2010. He comes to Reno with extensive experience from Corpus Christi, Texas, where he earned a bachelor of arts in political science and a master’s in education from Texas A&M University. He is also a certified public manager and a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program at the Federal Emergency Management Training Center. His fire service career spans 32 years. There are many questions that surround the fire service today. This presentation will examine the historical roots of the fire service and how it has developed into the service it is today. Further discussion will focus specifically on the Reno Fire Department and the management of disasters such as the Reno Air Races event and the Caughlin Fire. Attendees will learn the historical foundation of the service and how and why a modern fire department operates the way it does.

Tour: Destination Unknown

Friday, July 11

RSVP

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Facilitator: Ann Weiss This fun-filled day will be a tour to an unknown destination, and our luncheon is a mystery! Three clues will be provided. There will be a raffle for three winning sleuths who have guessed the right location. Itinerary: 9:45 a.m. — Gather and check in 10 a.m. — Load the bus and leave OLLI 2 p.m. — Arrive back at OLLI Paid reservation required. The price of the tour is $25 per person. This includes transportation and luncheon with tip. The tour is limited to 47 OLLI members and may sell out quickly. You may make a reservation beginning Tuesday, June 24, at 9 a.m. in the Nelson Building main classroom. All present on June 24 at 9 a.m. will enter a drawing to determine their order in line. There is no need to be present before 9 a.m. You may reserve yourself and one other OLLI member with a nonrefundable check for $25 each, payable to the Board of Regents. After 11 a.m. on June 24, you may make a reservation or be placed on the waiting list in the OLLI office. If seats are still available on July 3, we will open reservations to guests.

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Where Is Everybody? Tuesday, July 15

10-11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Allan J. Ferrenberg, Ph.D., retired part-time faculty, University of Nevada, Reno Allan Ferrenberg is the founder and technical director of the Rejen Co., primarily involved in research and development related to the regenerated diesel engine concept that he developed and patented. Major funding for these research and development efforts came from NASA, the Navy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and especially Caterpillar. Ferrenberg also performed some limited consulting on liquid rocket technology. Today, he will explain the science behind how and what we know regarding planets outside our solar system and give a description and explanation of the famous Drake Equation that provides us a means to assess the probability of other intelligent life in the universe.

Decency and Luck During WWII Thursday, July 17

1-3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Julia Oversloot Berg, program coordinator, OLLI Redfield Campus Learn why Julia Berg’s parents, Jacob and Jeltje Oversloot, received the Yad Vashem Righteous Among the Nations Award. This Dutch couple saved a Jewish couple, Leo and Emmy Krell, during the Holocaust and genocide during the war, which, in turn, saved their infant son’s life. This presentation will include facts about the Holocaust and discussion of prejudices, family stories and photos. Berg will examine how decency and luck contributed to survival and reveal what the young Krell boy has accomplished with his life. The e-book Decency and Luck is available at amazon.com.

How to Write Your Story and Get the Book Published Tuesday, July 22

10-11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Kurt Winans Many of us at some point in our lives have uttered the phrase: “I should write a book about….” This could be the avenue to get you started with that pursuit. Local author Kurt Winans, a University of Nevada alumnus and fellow OLLI member, will provide insight into how your dream can become a reality. He has written five books in varying genres, and has taken a leap of faith by starting his own publishing company. This informative session will cover the aspects of what must be done in order to write a book and then see it through to conclusion. Various writing styles will be discussed, along with character development and how to intertwine several relationships and suspense within the storyline. Those aspects will be complemented by external factors such as cover design, size of the book and marketing toward the intended audience. Questions pertaining to establishing a publishing company will also be addressed. This program will offer no PowerPoint or film presentation, but informational handouts will be available.

See our at-a-glance calendar on the inside front cover and the Special Events and Ongoing Groups listings on pages 7-12 for additional classes.

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Discover Atlantis Hotel, Casino and Spa! – In Your Own Backyard Thursday, July 24

1-3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Kimberlee Tolkien, assistant general manager, Atlantis Hotel, Casino and Spa Join us for an adventure to Atlantis! We’ll learn about the making of the Atlantis from its humble beginnings as a two-story motor lodge to a AAA Four Diamond destination resort. Hear a firsthand account of how this successful business continues to out-perform the competition, and hear about the core beliefs held by its leadership team. You are guaranteed to learn something you never knew about the Atlantis!

Morgan and Grandin Tuesday, July 29

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10-11:30 a.m.

Presenters: Morgan Watkins and Grandin Come and meet Morgan Watkins and his dog and companion, Grandin, who is named after Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science and noted autism activist. Many OLLI members will remember when Morgan Watkins was with us previously and had us all laughing so hard we were “rolling in the aisles.” He will share his personal experiences from being a sighted person to going blind — and going from a cane to a dog! He went blind slowly and became free when he acquired his first dog. He is a very engaging person with a wonderful sense of humor, and is an amazing storyteller as well as an engaging speaker. He’ll be traveling from Texas with Grandin to be with us here at OLLI in Reno. Please join us in giving Morgan Watkins and Grandin a really fine Nevada welcome! RSVP

Tour: Big Horn Olive Oil Company Tuesday, July 29

5:45 p.m.

Presenter: Mercedes Burkavage, owner, Big Horn Olive Oil Company This presentation will be held at Big Horn Olive Oil Company, 3888 Mayberry Drive, Suite A, Reno (Mayberry Landing) Calling all cooks — and eaters, too! Come and join us for a fun evening and an interesting presentation all about the many varieties of olives and olive oils. Plan on tasting a few of the different oils. Learn how you can enhance your own cooking using different olive oils for your usual cuisine, or try a variety of oils for new and adventurous dishes for your table. Sign-up required. The store will accommodate 30 people, so make your reservation ASAP! The sign-up sheet will be on the sign-up table at the Nelson Building main classroom. Carpooling will need to be considered, since the parking area at Mayberry Landing is somewhat limited.

Don’t miss OLLI Orientation and Enrollment for new and prospective members! Pay your fees and purchase parking passes at OLLI Enrollment Day on Wednesday, August 13, and learn how to get the most out of OLLI at Orientation on Thursday, August 28 at OLLI in the Warren Nelson Building. See page 22 for details. See pages 3-4 for OLLI membership and scholarship applications.

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Tour: Big Springs Gardens, Sierra City, California Wednesday, July 30

RSVP

9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Don Phillips, Big Springs Gardens Enjoy breathtaking Sierra views as we travel by bus to Big Springs Gardens near Sierra City, Calif. This beautiful place features hundreds of flowering plants, shrubs and specimen trees as well as giant old-growth trees. Buffet lunch will be served on a terrace overlooking a pond filled with water lilies and rainbow trout. You are encouraged to bring painting or drawing supplies and photography equipment to capture the beauty of Big Springs Gardens. Nancy Peppin, painting instructor at OLLI, Nevada Museum of Art and Truckee Meadows Community College, will be along to advise artists. Or, you may wish to hike the miles of trails and discover hidden spots. You might also just sit and enjoy the views and fresh air. Itinerary: 9:15 a.m. — Gather and check in 9:30 a.m. — Load bus and leave OLLI 11:15 a.m. — Arrive at Big Springs Gardens, restrooms 11:45 a.m. — Lunch 12:45 p.m. — Free time 2:45 p.m. — Leave Big Springs Gardens

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4:30 p.m. — Arrive back at OLLI Paid reservation required. The price of the tour is $60 per person. This includes admission and lunch ($35), as well as bus transportation and driver tip. The tour is limited to 45 OLLI members and may sell out quickly. You may make a reservation beginning Tuesday, July 22, at 9 a.m. in the Nelson Building main classroom. All present on July 22 at 9 a.m. will enter a drawing to determine their order in line. There is no need to be present before 9 a.m. You may reserve yourself and one other OLLI member with a nonrefundable check for $25 each, payable to the Board of Regents. After 10 a.m. on July 22, you may make a reservation or be placed on the waiting list in the OLLI office. If seats are still available on July 25, we will open reservations to guests.

Nevada State Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment Thursday, July 31

1-2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Steve Tafoya, critical care paramedic and program manager, Nevada Emergency Medical Services Steve Tafoya has worked in health care for 16 years. He is currently in charge of emergency medical services for Nevada. This class will cover Nevada’s new Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Steve Tafoya will tell us about the legislature enacted Assembly Bill 29, its meaning, the process of POLST, and how to properly complete the required form. Patients applying for do-not-resuscitate identification should fully discuss their decision with family members and/or caregivers. Family members and caregivers are generally the people who call emergency medical services (EMS) when the patient needs medical assistance. Being aware and supportive of the patient’s wishes in this area allows them to appropriately advise EMS personnel responding to care for the patient. Come and hear all about this very important decision in our lives.

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August 2014

See Special Events and Ongoing Groups listings on pages 7-12 for additional classes.

OLLI Enrollment Day Wednesday, Aug. 13

See times below

Attention, returning OLLI members and those wishing to join! This is your opportunity to pay your annual dues of $45 and purchase parking passes for $16 for the City of Reno parking lot. Because of the large size of our growing membership, we ask that you follow the schedule below: 9:30-10:30 a.m. — people with last names starting with G-K 10:30-11:30 a.m. — people with last names starting with L-O 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — people with last names starting with P-S 12:30-1:30 p.m. — people with last names starting with T-Z 1:30-2:30 p.m. — people with last names starting with A-B 2:30-3:30 p.m. — people with last names starting with C-F

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Parking is limited; please carpool if possible.

OLLI Orientation for New and Prospective Members Thursday, Aug. 28

10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.

Presenter: George Butterfield, chairperson, OLLI Membership Committee Get the most out of OLLI! This orientation will provide an opportunity for new members and prospective members to hear about OLLI and to meet our officers and committee chairs. Find out how to navigate through our facilities and register and pay for special activities, learn why we wear name badges and ask folks to sign in for classes, and get the inside scoop on all the other “quirks” that make up OLLI. There will be an opportunity to tour our Warren Nelson Building facilities, and to mingle with folks and enjoy light refreshments. Put August 28, 2014, on your calendar. You may sign up for annual membership of $45 per year and buy an annual parking pass for $16 for the City of Reno parking lot east of the Nelson Building at the orientation. There will be two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

See our at-a-glance calendar on the inside front cover and the Special Events and Ongoing Groups listings on pages 7-12 for additional classes.

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What Will Tomorrow’s OLLI Look Like? You decide. When you make a planned gift to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nevada, Reno, you integrate your financial goals with your personal goals to help shape the future. The generosity of the Bernard Osher Foundation has helped to make our OLLI what it is today, but there are still areas of need. If you appreciate how OLLI enriches your life, follow the lead of other OLLI members who have established scholarships or given to the OLLI program of their choice. Your gift will make a difference. A gift is “planned” to the extent that you purposefully incorporate a charitable gift into your overall financial, tax and estate planning. Planned gifts are often in the form of a charitable bequest, but there are a variety of planned giving options which can provide significant tax benefits and even income to you or a loved one during your lifetimes. Planned gifts can be made using many different kinds of assets, including cash, stock, qualified retirement account assets, real estate, insurance policies, and even artwork or business interests. To learn more, please contact Lisa Riley, J.D., director of planned giving, (775) 784-1352, at the University of Nevada, Reno, or visit our website at giving.unr.edu/planning.aspx. Be sure to ask about the Nevada Legacy Society! Lisa Riley, Director of Planned Giving University of Nevada, Reno Foundation

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Help OLLI Make a Difference The Bernard Osher Foundation has set a goal for endowed Osher Institutes on campuses throughout the country to continue to develop their programs in a manner that promotes long-term fiscal health and sustainability. In pursuit of this goal, our OLLI is expected to create an effective fundraising plan to ensure sustainability. As in all our endeavors, we need the support of our members to succeed. Your dedication and the generosity of the Osher Foundation have helped make our OLLI what it is today. If you can, please consider helping us continue to grow and succeed as a member-directed organization with a gift in support of our long-term sustainability so that we can enrich lives for years to come. Thank you for all you do for OLLI. To learn more, please contact Donna Knotek, assistant director of development at the University of Nevada, Reno, (775) 682-5952 or dknotek@unr.edu, complete the form below, or visit the University Foundation’s secure website at http://giving.unr.edu Yes, I wish to support OLLI with a gift of: q $500 q $250 q $125 q $50

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Please credit my gift to: q FRIENDS OF OLLI (unrestricted/area of greatest need) q OLLI Scholarship fund (transportation assistance, tours and special events) q OLLI Lifescapes fund q Contact me about other planned giving opportunities to support OLLI Name ____________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________________ State ________ Zip ______________ Phone (_______) _____________________ Email ________________________________________ Donor’s Consent The University is grateful for the support it receives. One of the ways our thanks is expressed is by listing the names of donors in various publications. Should you not wish your name to appear as a donor, please notify our office. q Do not list my name as a contributor in OLLI publications. q I would like to remain anonymous. Payment options: q Enclosed is a check for $ _________ payable to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation (Please indicate in the memo line that your gift is for the benefit of OLLI.) q Charge a one-time amount of $ _________ to my credit card. q Charge a recurring monthly payment of $ _________ to my credit card. q Please charge this amount monthly indefinitely (cancel at any time). q Please charge this amount monthly through ____________________ (month, year). Credit Card information: q VISA q Discover q MasterCard q American Express Name as it appears on card __________________________________________________________ Card number ___________________________ Expires _____________ X ________________________________________________________________________________

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Mail or fax completed form with payment to:

OLLI, Extended Studies, University of Nevada, Reno/0048, Reno, NV 89557 • Fax: (775) 784-4801

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Summer 2014 Catalog


Nelson Building Class Location Unless otherwise noted, most classes are held at the University’s off-campus OLLI facility in the Warren Nelson Building, 401 W. Second St., Reno. Parking for people with disabilities is available at the front and rear of the building. Elevators are located at the front and rear of the building as well. Please be advised that the rear elevator requires a key. Please contact an OLLI board member or call the OLLI office, (775) 784-8053, for assistance with the rear elevator. When you arrive for class, please use the OLLI buzzer inside the front lobby. An OLLI member will let you in and assist you if needed. Class and Office Location: Warren Nelson Building 401 W. Second St., Suite 235 Street Fourth Reno, NV 89503

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Parking Limited parking for the University of Nevada, Reno’s off-campus OLLI facility is located on Second Street or in the City of Reno parking lot just east of the Warren Nelson Building. Parking in the shared city lot may be available. The City of Reno may implement new parking fees at any time. Annual OLLI parking permits for Aug. 16, 2014-Aug. 14, 2015, may be available for $16 beginning Aug. 1, 2014. (Parking in the fenced lot directly in front of the Nelson Building is reserved for those who have a University parking permit. All others will be ticketed.) Parking is free without a permit at Redfield Campus.

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Please note: Parking at the Nelson building is limited. There may be times when you will not find a parking space even if you have purchased a parking permit. Please remember you are not allowed to park in the University lot at any time with the City of Reno permit. We encourage you to carpool when you know the OLLI I-80 class may have a large attendance. Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute University of Nevada, Reno/0380 Reno, Nevada 89557- 0380

Your experiences, your ideas, your classes.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Nevada, Reno | Extended Studies is a member-driven learning-in-retirement organization offering diverse learning opportunities for active adult learners. Look inside for more information about OLLI membership, scholarships and descriptions for nearly 40 Summer 2014 OLLI classes, groups, tours and special events. Here’s a sampling of the many programs and activities included with membership:

• Ageless Repertory Theatre • Antiques for Antiques • The Big Questions • Big Springs Gardens Tour • Decency and Luck During WWII • Friday Movies • Guide Dogs for the Blind • Hikers, Walkers and Intermediate Hikers • Lifescapes Book Launch • Morgan and Grandin • Mystery Book Group • OLLI Good Camping Time • Round the Table at Redfield • Silver State Young Chautauqua • Summer Kickoff featuring Arts, Crafts and Hobbies • Summer Picnic • Walking Tour: Public Art in Downtown Reno • Yoga for Every Age and Stage of Life . . . and much more!

OLLI Summer 2014 Catalog  

Osher Lifelong Learning at the University of Nevada, Reno Summer 2014 Catalog

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