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If you took a tuition-free class in the Fall 2015 semester you only need to complete the OLLI Tuition-free registration form

If you did not take a tuition-free class in the Fall 2015 semester you will need to complete a Sierra College/OLLI application AND the tuition-free registration form.

To request an application and/or registration form be sent to you, please call the OLLI office or send an email to olli@sierracollege.edu and leave your mailing address.

Mail completed form(s) to:

OLLI at Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677

Drama 0809

America in the 1950s through the Lens of the Motion Picture Camera, Part 1

“Duck and Cover!” If you recognize that oft quoted admonition from the 1950s, there’s a good chance you’ll recall much of what occurred during that remarkable decade. In this class we’ll attempt to recapture some of those memories by viewing several Hollywood films, various documentaries and by listening to some of the music which was so popular during that era. Among the films to be seen are: The Atomic Café (1982); Strangers on a Train (1951); A Place in the Sun (1951); The Bad and the Beautiful (1952); From HereTo Eternity (1953); Guys and Dolls (1955).
Michael Theodore

Nevada County Campus
# 46003 Tues., 2/2-3/8, 12:30-3:30pm
Room N12-103 

Roseville Gateway Center
# 46001 Thurs., 2/4-3/10, 2:15-5:15pm
Room 214

America in the 1950s through the Lens of the Motion Picture Camera, Part 2

Part 2 of our film series on the ‘50s will focus on those movies made between 1955 to 1959. Among the films to be shown: The Man with the Golden Arm (1955); Rebel Without a Cause (1955); Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956); No Down Payment (1957); A Face in the Crowd (1957); Pillow Talk (1959)
Michael Theodore

Nevada County Campus
# 46004 Tues., 3/29-5/3, 12:30-3:30pm
Room N12-103

Roseville Gateway Center
# 46002 Thurs., 3/31-5/5, 2:15-5:15pm
Room 214

Engl 0812

Creative Writing: Opening the door—Poetry as Possibility

Open the door to joy, healing, and fun in this 6-week course designed as a beginning poetry writing class or a continuation of last session’s “Poetry in our Everyday Lives.” Writers of all levels will play with language, write from the heart, and explore hidden reservoirs of wisdom and delight within. We will read selected contemporary poems and use these works as springboards for the creation of our own poems. The atmosphere will be supportive, non-judgmental and encouraging. Designed for writers of all levels.
Annie Mascorro

Roseville Gateway Center
# 46006 Wed., 2/3-3/9,1:00-3:00pm
Room 215 

Engl 0814

Memoir Writing

Everyone has a tale to tell. How to tell it is the secret. In this class we will explore writing a memoir incorporating elements of fiction writing: plot, description, dialogue. Participants will explore the emotional truths that live in their memories and focus on ways to bring stories to life. Please bring writing materials to class.
Judie Rae

Nevada County Campus
# 46007 Mon., 2/1-3/14, 2:30-4:30pm (no class 2/15)
Room N6-205

Write Your Memoir

From your first written word to a book, this class is designed to help you write your memoir. Learn how to outline and organize your ideas. Write new material each session. Share what you have written outside of class. Meet in a safe, low-key environment. Teacher evaluation of your work is offered. Write a memoir to share with your family or to leave for posterity.
Sue Clark

Twelve Bridges Library
# 46011 Tues., 2/2-3/8, 3:30-5:00pm
Willow Room

Twelve Bridges Library
# 46012 Tues., 3/29-5/3, 3:30-5:00pm
Willow Room

Engl 0815

Vietnam: The War Nobody Wants to Talk About

“For the civilian reader, Mrs. Birchim provides the human prospective about the price we ask our military personnel and families to pay for our freedom. She also provides the reader with glimpses into the life of a soldier’s wife who had her worst fear become a reality. This is done by her candidly sharing her struggle to find the truth while navigating through an unresponsive bureaucracy.” Jerry Estensen, Captain, 5th Special Forces Vietnam. “Is Anybody Listening?: A True Story About the POW/MIAs in the Vietnam War,” is Barbara Birchim’s attempt to find her husband who became a Vietnam War MIA in 1968, and how in 2016 she still wends her way through government and military information to find the truth about what happened to him. The book, ghostwritten by Sue Clark, is available on Amazon.com, or call 434-9226 to reserve a copy before class begins.
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway Center
# 46005 Mon., 2/1-3/14, 3:30-5:00pm (no class 2/15)
Room 202

How Writers Have Been Influenced By Painters Throughout the Ages

Did you know that most famous writers have learned their craft by following many of the methods famous painters have used? P.J. James said her intricate plots took up to a year to develop before she wrote a single word. ;Interesting! It just so happens Rembrandt’s process for painting a final picture entailed planning, studying, sketching before he made a single brush stroke on a canvas. Both “artists” produced great works. In this class, we will discuss such writers at Stein, Hemingway, Maugham, Chekhov, Steinbeck, Fitzgerald, and others in relation to artists like Rembrandt and Cesanne. Be prepared to research and discuss how “writing and painting are kindred arts.”
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway Center
# 46008 Mon., 3/28-5/2, 3:30-5:00pm
Room 202

The Short Stories of Eudora Welty

Come explore the beauty and complexity of the South through the short stories of one of America’s most celebrated writers. While Welty’s work is firmly rooted in the American South, her characters and themes are universal. In this course we will immerse ourselves in tales replete with the richness of landscape and language, ultimately finding ourselves face to face with the tragedy and comedy of the human experience.  We will read and discuss her work closely while also widening the lens in order to examine the history she recorded and the ways her writing and themes are relevant today.
Annie Mascorro

Roseville Gateway Center
# 46009 Wed., 2/3-3/9, 10:00am-12:00pm
Room 215

Nevada County Campus
# 46010 Wed., 4/6-5/11, 2:30-4:30pm
Room N6-205

Music 0810

Johannes Brahms—The Music and the Man, Part 1

The composer that later generations have acclaimed for his richness of expression and unerring taste is one that many contemporaries found to be dry, artificial, and grotesque. In the face of such criticisms Brahms remained blasé and good humored. He was a life-long admirer of Clara Wieck Schumann; persuasive evidence that they were ever more than friends has yet to materialize.
Steve Miller

Roseville Gateway Center
# 46013 Tues., 2/2-3/8, 10:00am-12:00pm
Room 214

Nevada County Campus
# 46015 Thur., 2/4-3/10, 2:15-4:15pm
Room N15-101

Johannes Brahms—The Music and the Man, Part 2

This will be a continuation of Part 1. You do not need to take Part 1 to take Part 2.
Steve Miller

Roseville Gateway Center
# 46014 Tues., 3/29-5/3, 10:00am-12:00pm
Room 214

Nevada County Campus
# 46016 Thur., 3/31-5/5, 2:15-4:15pm
Room N15-101

Tahoe-Truckee Community Chorus

The course is designed for college aged students through seniors for the study of selected styles and periods of music and performance of selected repertoire. Includes discussion of musical elements, composition, vocabulary and history as well as vocal technique.
Susan Horst

Tahoe-Truckee Campus
# 45968 Mon., 1/25-5/2, 5:45-8:35pm (no class 2/15)
Room 231

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    Roseville, CA 95661
  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Closed Friday

Shari Smith Program Coordinator, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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