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Club OLLI classesTo register for a Club OLLI class or Special Interest Group (SIG) you need to be a Club OLLI member. An annual membership is $20 and is valid August 1 – July 31 each year. Club OLLI has classes that are fee based and some that are free to members. Class fees are located within each class description. To become a member or register for a class complete the Club OLLI Membership/Registration form.

Fall 2016 Classes

Art

Art Appreciation—Modernism and Beyond!

This course will focus on modern and contemporary art movements of the 20th and 21st centuries with an emphasis on new medias such as installation, video, environmental art and public art. We will also look at the reemergences of figurative painting in contemporaries times.
Patricia Wood

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 214                              $30
#Club404        10/13-11/17     Thurs.             10:00am–12:00pm

English

Grammar Goofs

Is your use of grammar less than sterling? Do you know when to use ‘who’ and when to use ‘whom’? Do you misplace your modifiers? Learn how to remedy your grammar mistakes in a fun, non-threatening environment. Instructor is a retired college English instructor with 27 years of experience in the classroom.
Judie Rae

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Nevada County Campus       Room N7-205                          $5
#Club802        10/11 only       Tues.                        2:00–4:00pm

Field Trips

Sacramento Underground and History Museum

Come see and learn how Sacramento lifted itself up out of the flood waters during the 1860s and 1870s! We will learn how the streets and buildings were raised to avoid further flooding as we explore two spaces that were create by the city’s successful raising process. This historical tour includes hollow sidewalks, sloped alleyways, and the Underground spaces themselves. We will also have a guided tour of the museum which has gold rush history, the making of Old Sacramento and a working printshop. We will provide roundtrip transportation on a Sierra College bus from the Rocklin Campus. We will meet at the Dietrich Theatre and leave promptly at 9:15 am. Price includes bus transportation and entrance fee. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Further details will be mailed to participants before the trip. Limited enrollment.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Sacramento Underground and History Museum               $25
#Club520        9/30 only         Fri.                      9:15am–2:00pm

Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Located in Nevada City, California, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation of local transportation history and artifacts from the narrow gauge railroad era. We will take a docent-led historical tour of the museum, rail yard, and restoration shop. We will also ride the completely restored historic Railbus 97 on a 35-minute trip from the NCNGRR Museum, through the beautiful new Inn Town Campground, to the Northern Queen Inn and return. The route passes the ruins of the New Mohawk Mine along Gold Run Creek and parallels the original roadbed of the Nevada. We will provide roundtrip transportation on a Sierra College bus from the Rocklin Campus. We will meet at the Dietrich Theatre and leave promptly at 9:15 am. Members from Grass Valley/Nevada City area please meet us there. Price includes bus transportation and entrance fee. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Further details will be mailed to participants before the trip. Limited enrollment.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum                                        $20
#Club505        10/18 only       Tues.                   9:15am–1:30pm

Wonders of Astronomy

Join us for a tour of the planetarium at Sierra College Rocklin Campus. Astronomy Professor David Dunn will present a one-hour presentation in the Sewell Hall Planetaruim entitled “Wonders of Astronomy.” This lecture-demonstration will showcase our present understanding of the universe with a multimedia arrangement that includes a slide show, a hands-on activity and the projection of star images on the planetarium dome. Further details will be mailed to participants before the trip. Limited Enrollment.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Wonders of Astronomy                                                        $10
#Club510        11/18 only       Fri.                 9:45am–11:00am

Film

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca”

Who was she, how did she really die, and what is this strange hold she has on everyone—even from the grave? Alfred Hitchcock’s film won the Academy Award for Best Film for 1940, his only picture to receive this honor. This hypnotic film noir has continued to intrigue audiences with its twists, turns and inferences of romance, mystery and evil. It follows the story of a narrator known only as “the girl” (Joan Fontaine) a young paid traveling companion who is swept off her feet when she meets the charming, dashing yet troubled Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier), their hasty marriage, and ultimately her attempts to help him begin a new life after the tragic death of his first wife, the mysterious Rebecca. Things are not as they seem (are they ever with Hitchcock?) as the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson) helps her with this task and more…Join us for a step back in time to visit novelist Daphne Du Maurier’s award winning masterpiece magically transposed onto film.
Linda Derosier

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Nevada County Campus       Room N12-103                FREE
#Club807        10/20 only       Thur.                      1:30–4:30pm

Alfred Hitchcock, Part 2

As the leaves start to change colors and it gets darker earlier, we’ll retreat indoors with even more films from the Master of Suspense. We’ll explore the style that Hitchcock brought to the suspense thriller in some of his more self-contained and ingenious thrillers. In this class we will watch and discuss: “Lifeboat” (1944); “Rope” (1948); “Dial M For Murder” (1954); and “Rear Window” (1954).
Sam Schlafer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Twelve Bridges Library         Redwood Room                   $35
#Club202        9/9-9/30           Fri.                        1:00–4:00pm

“Charade”: you can expect the unexpected when they play this deadly game…

The title of this 1963 comic thriller is your first hint to the guessing game that follows. From the opening scene of a body being thrown from a moving train to the shoot out by the Seine River in Paris you will be trying to figure out who, how and why! “Charade” has several moment of violence along with a healthy helping of spoofery to add to the fun. Filmed in Paris, directed by award winner, Stanley Donen with music by Henry Mancini also starring Walter Matthau, James Coburn, and George Kennedy. Join us as we unravel the evidence, look for clues, and ultimately learn the truth about Charade.
Linda Derosier

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Twelve Bridges Library         Willow Room                     FREE
#Club203        10/25 only       Tues.                        1:30–4:30pm

Directed by Clint Eastwood

The previous class focused on Clint Eastwood, mainly on films directed by his mentor, Don Siegel, and also showed Eastwood’s directorial debut, “Play Misty for Me” (1971). This time we will concentrate on films Eastwood directed and some he also acted in, beginning with “Breezy” (1973); one of his earlier efforts, with William Holden, “The Bridges of Madison County” (1995); with him and Meryl Streep, “Absolute Power” (1997); with him and Gene Hackman, “Million Dollar Baby” (2004); with him, Hillary Swank and Morgan Freeman, “Flags of Our Fathers” (2006) and “American Sniper” (2014). Some of these films may be subject to change.
Curtis Covington

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Twelve Bridges Library         Redwood Room                   $40
#Club201        9/8-10/13         Thurs.                     1:00–4:00pm

Remarkable Relationships in Cinema

Extraordinary films featuring unique relationships to view and discuss. “Harold and Maude” (1971)–USA;  “Cinema Paradiso” (1988)–Italy; “Midnight Cowboy” (1969)–USA;  “‘Round Midnight” (1986)–Italy; “Julia” (1977)–USA; “The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo” (2009)–Sweden.
Lincoln Curtis

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 214                              $40
#Club402        9/15-10/20       Thurs.                      1:00–4:00pm

Nevada County Campus       Room N12-103                      $40
#Club801        9/16-10/21       Fri.                           1:00–4:00pm

Harrison Ford

From Han Solo to Indiana Jones, and from Jack Ryan to “Blade Runner,” he’s played some of the most iconic characters we know, and is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, as well as being a producer, pilot, and environmentalist. Join us as we examine the actor and movie star known for playing unwilling but quick-witted heroes who can think on their feet and manage to live larger than life. In this class we will watch and discuss: “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” (1981); “Witness” (1985); “Frantic” (1988); “The Mosquito Coast” (1986); “Regarding Henry” (1991); and “The Fugitive” (1993).
Sam Schlafer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Twelve Bridges Library         Redwood Room                   $40
#Club204        10/31-12/5       Mon.                      1:00–4:00pm

Who Done It? How, Why and What Makes a Mystery?

Everyone loves a good mystery, but why? Are we fascinated by the puzzle, looking for the clues, or the thrill while waiting for the answer to be revealed? Whatever the reason mystery and suspense have captivated movie going audiences since the first silent films. There are many to choose from, in this class we will watch and discuss the following “grab and surprise you” films: “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943) Joseph Cotton and Teresa Wright, “And Then There Were None” (2015), based on a novel by Agatha Christie, Charles Dance, Toby Stephens and Aidan Turner; “The Usual Suspects” (1995) Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne and Benicio Del Toro; “Presumed Innocent” (1990) Harrison Ford, Raul Julia and Bonnie Bedelia; “Gosford Park” (2001) Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Clive Owen and many others; and of course a VERY special surprise mystery for the final film! Come help us solve the riddle, peel back the layers of confusion and distractions to reveal the guilty culprit or NOT!
Linda Derosier

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Twelve Bridges Library         Redwood Room                   $40
#Club205        11/1-12/13       Tues.                        1:00–4:00pm
no class 11/22

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 212                              $40
#Club407        11/2-12/14       Wed.                 9:30am–12:30pm
no class 11/23

History

Mexico Documented

At the confluence of North and South America, Mexico maintains strong agrarian, cosmopolitan, artistic, and socially conscious ideals. Photographers and filmmakers documented artistry and revolution in 20th century Mexico as the country strived to define its position in the modern world. Tina Modotti, Paul Strand, Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and Reid Yalom are a few of the documentarians whose insight captured the intricacies of an evolving Mexican society. Photographs, short films, and writing excerpts will be studied and analyzed with the goal of each student defining ‘Mexico’.
Ellen Sander

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Nevada County Campus       Room N6-204                        $25
#Club805        10/17-11/7       Mon.                        2:00–4:00pm

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 214                              $25
#Club408        10/27-11/17     Thur.                        1:30–3:30pm

The Story of Early 20th Century Brazilian Society Through Photographs
Gaining inspiration while adhering to carefully prescribed European institutional norms, the Brazilian government strived to create a South American society capable of competing with Europe. The supporting structure for this endeavor was of course the mass population. Three non-Brazilian photographers documented aspects of this population: Genevieve Naylor, Vivian Maier, and Kurt Klagsbrunn. This course will examine the paradoxes and dichotomies of a carefully structured yet carefree society as captured through the lens of the other.
Ellen Sander

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Nevada County Campus       Room N11-101                      $25
#Club806        9/19-10/10       Mon.                        2:15–4:15pm

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 212                              $25
#Club409        9/21-10/12       Wed.                        1:00–3:00pm

The Apostle Paul

The scope of this course focuses on the person of the Apostle Paul, his travels, his theological shift, his impact on the pagan world, and his letters. Several questions for our study are: What were the problems that prompted Paul’s letters? Why was Paul a figure sharply defined but strangely ambiguous? What of the enormous influence of Imperial Rome and Ancient Judaism on the early formation of this new religion? Was the religion of Paul the same as the religion of Jesus?
Emil Augustine

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 221                              $35
#Club406        11/1-11/22       Tues.                        2:00–4:00pm

Twelve Bridges Library         Willow Room                        $35
#Club206        11/2-11/23       Wed.                        2:00–4:00pm

Middle Eastern History

This course is a sweeping survey of 6000 years of Middle Eastern history, from being the Cradle of Civilization to ISIS. Successive invasions of the Middle East have infused previously established cultures with new ideas, which have since been incorporated into Western Civilization. The heartland of the region is the Fertile Crescent, within which Jews, Christians, and Moslems all locate the source of their religions. In the last century, attention has been on oil. The United States has fought two long, inconclusive wars in the Middle East. Al Qaeda and ISIS are current irritants. Israel, with its unresolved relationships with its Moslem neighbors, continues to occupy attention. What went wrong? This survey course for readers and travelers offers a broad background on which to organize the geography, history and the many cultures of this region.
Kent Penwarden

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Nevada County Campus       N6-204                                   $30
#Club803        11/14-12/5       Mon.                        2:00–4:00pm

Music

Great Masters: Sergei Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 of 1901 is often described as the greatest ever written. Its subsequent use in the film Brief Encounter has made it a constant favorite. When Classic FM combined together the chart positions of the first 15 years of its annual Hall of Fame chart, the work came out on top overall as the nation’s favorite classical work. In the next two hours we will talk about Sergei Rachmaninov biographical highlights, why the premiere of his first symphony was a total disaster and how he recovered from it.
Alex Yarmolyuk

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 212                         FREE
#Club403        10/19 only       Wed.                       2:00–4:00pm

Nevada County Campus       N15-101                           FREE
#Club804        10/25 only       Tues.                       2:15-4:15pm

The History of Rock ’n’ Roll: The Sixties Part One

Version 2.0 of this popular class will feature loads of brand new material along with the best highlights from previous classes. You’ll watch music videos of ’60s rock and soul artists performing and see interviews with them discussing their careers and personal lives. Learn about the eclectic late ’60s San Francisco bands. The Beatles and the British Invasion. Sweet soul music by Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, James Brown and others. Look inside the music business with a former record company executive. Rock out with Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. This class will also feature the Beach Boys, one-hit wonders of the ’60s, and singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Simon & Garfunkel.
David Anderson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 214                              $35
#Club401        9/12-10/17       Mon.                         1:30-3:30pm

The History of Rock ’n’ Roll: The Sixties Part Two

Version 3.0 of this popular class will feature loads of brand new material along with the best highlights from previous classes. You’ll watch music videos of ’60s rock and soul artists performing and see interviews with them discussing their careers and personal lives. We’ll remember the glory days of Motown, The Rolling Stones and late ’60s British rock by the Moody Blues, Cream, Jethro Tull and others. Experience the sounds of Los Angeles, including the Mamas & Papas, Byrds, Doors, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. This class will also spotlight the best of ’60s pop.
David Anderson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 214                              $35
#Club405        10/31-11/21     Mon.                         1:30-3:30pm

Placer Pops Chorale

The Placer Pops Chorale, led by Artistic/Musical Director Lorin Miller, is an auditioned choral group of about 75 singers that performs with its own orchestra. The Chorale puts on two major concert series each year, in May and in December, along with special appearances and benefit performances, including the annual, free “A Gift of the Heart” Homeland concert celebrating the 4th of July. The group is diverse in nature, and has participants of all ages. Successful completion of the course constitutes membership in the Placer Pops Chorale. Auditions are ongoing, and can be arraigned via our website. www.placerpops.org.
Lorin Miller

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Rocklin Campus                    Room D-2                              $40
#Club905        8/23-12/6         Tues                        6:30-9:30pm

OLLI Orchestra

Experience great orchestral works from within by playing them with the OLLI Orchestra, an ensemble of music-loving amateurs having good fun through immersion in the great classical repertoire. Our weekly rehearsals emphasize music appreciation and an atmosphere of mutual support. Making music builds community. We will perform a concert for the public at the end of the semester.
Steve Miller

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Nevada County Campus       N15-101                                 $40
#Club815        8/24-12/7         Wed                         6:30-9:00pm

Special Interest Groups

Book Club—Lincoln, Roseville, Grass Valley

Meets to choose and discuss great books. Selections include fiction and nonfiction, contemporary and classic. Discussion is informal and participation is encouraged. Members will need to obtain their own books.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Twelve Bridges Library         Fir Room                            FREE

Gloria Beverage—Coordinator
#Club610          9/8-12/8           Thurs             10:00am–12:00pm
Meets the second Thursday of each month
(9/8, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8)

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 215                          FREE

Gloria Beverage—Coordinator
#Club615          9/12-12/12       Mon               10:00am–12:00pm
Meets the second Monday of each month
(9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12)

Nevada County Campus       Room N6-205                    FREE

#Club620          9/13-12/6         Tues                       9:30-11:00am
Meets the second Tuesday of each month     
(9/13, 10/11, 11/8, *12/6 this is the first Tuesday)

Learn and Play Mahjong

Challenge your thinking in a fun, social way. Learn to play the ancient Chinese game of four winds, MAHJONG. This class will introduce the basic rules of play according to British-Chinese rules. Bring your Mahjong set, if you have one.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Nevada County Campus       Room N6-205                    FREE

Kent Penwarden—Coordinator
#Club630          9/8-9/29           Thurs.             9:00am–10:50am

Mahjong Club—NCC

Exercise your strategy and develop your skill when you practice with fellow Club OLLI members. Members will meet and practice on a regular basis. Bring your mahjong set if you have one.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Nevada County Campus       Room TBA                         FREE

Kent Penwarden—Coordinator
#Club625          9/13-12/6         Tues.                   2:00pm-4:00pm

Mahjong Club—Roseville Gateway

Exercise your strategy and develop your skill when you practice with fellow Club OLLI members. Members will meet and practice on a regular basis. Bring your mahjong set if you have one.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 300F                        FREE

Marcia Smith—Coordinator
#Club605          9/7-12/7           Wed.                   1:00pm-4:00pm

Great Decisions—Grass Valley

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book (short sections), watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. We will be revisiting and updating last year’s (2015) still critical topics, which are: Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking, and Brazil in Metamorphosis. Members will need to purchase their own book (1 book for the entire course). Cost will be about $25 and can be ordered at: www.fpa.org/great_decisions

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Nevada County Campus       Room N6-205                    FREE

Kent Penwarden—Coordinator
#Club645        9/8-12/8           Thurs.                2:00pm- 4:00pm
meets every other Thurs (9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8)

Wellness Classes

Tai Chi—Beginning

Tai Chi is a gentle and graceful movement class designed to build better balance, coordination, and focus in older adults. Students are encouraged to wear loose comfortable clothing. Our program features the Yang Long Form.
Dicker/Fee

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 525                              $50
#Club420          8/22-10/12       M/W                     10:00–10:50am

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 525                              $50
#Club421          10/17-12/14     M/W                     10:00–10:50am

Tai Chi—Intermediate

This class is designed for continuing students who are working on or who have completed Section One of the Yang Long Form.
Dicker/Fee

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 525                              $50
#Club430          8/22-10/12       M/W                     11:00–11:50am

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 525                              $50
#Club431          10/17-12/14     M/W                     11:00–11:50am

Tai Chi—Int. II and Advanced

Students will learn, review, and refine the entire Yang Long Form. 
Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 525                              $50
#Club440          8/23-10/13       T/Th                    10:00–10:50am

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 525                              $50
#Club441          10/18-12/15     T/Th                    10:00–10:50am

Yoga for the Rest of Us

Yoga is a wonderful practice to increase range of motion, relieve stress, and alleviate pain. In this class, students will learn gentle stretching poses that can be modified for limited ranges of motion and injuries. Chairs are available. Students will be able to use a chair as a prop to maintain balance and adjust poses. Some of the class will be standing, some seated in a chair, and some on the floor. Please bring a Yoga sticky mat, no thicker than ¼”, and wear loose comfortable clothing. Students may wear shoes and socks, but barefoot is recommended.
Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 525                              $50
#Club450          8/23-10/13       T/Th               11:00am–11:50am

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 525                              $50
#Club451          10/18-12/15     T/Th               11:00am–11:50am

Pain Release Workshop

Learn how to use foam rollers, balls, and various other tools to relieve pain caused by muscle tension and trigger points.  These methods work by applying direct pressure, which is likely to be uncomfortable during application. This workshop requires getting up and down off of the floor and lying in awkward positions.  Required equipment: foam roller, softball, and a yoga mat. Optional Equipment: rolling pin, tennis ball, 6” squishy ball, and a trigger point cane (any available, such as Theracane).
Future Workshops TBA, get on the mailing list!
Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center    Room 525                              $10
#Club460          9/24 only         Sat.                         12:00–2:00pm

Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements, coupled with breath awareness can be very helpful in relieving stress, enhancing health, balance, and overall well-being. In this series of classes, participants will learn to cultivate their own “chi field”, experience the benefits of simple Qi Gong practices, and learn the first set of the Yang Style Long Form of Tai Chi.
Marie Mitchell

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Nevada County Campus       Room N13-104                      $40
#Club820          8/22-10/12       M/W                  9:30am–10:30am

Nevada County Campus       Room N13-104                      $40
# Club821          10/17-12/14     M/W                  9:30am–10:30am

Tom Fisher: A Potpourri of Interest

Our world is a complex mixture of many factors such as science, life, origins, adventure, customs, achievements, etc. just to name a minuscule group from which we will explore in this series.

Session 1 A/B

Session 1A begins with Where Did We Come From and tackles several of science’s major challenges. Revealing the origins of life—where did the very first living thing on Earth come from? In Origins Of The Solar System we discuss how scientists show how, nearly 5 billion years ago, a supernova shock wave could have swept through a cloud of dust and gas and caused it to collapse, eventually forming the sun, and the planets. Next is Lice and Human Evolution—fossils can tell us a lot about human evolution, but still leave many questions unanswered. Now, there’s another source of information—through it’s not for the squeamish.

Session 1B examines the Chinese Foot Binding custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of young girls to prevent further normal growth. We will look at actual anatomical examples of feet altered by binding (called lotus feet) and compare them with the normal foot. But equally interesting and fascinating will be examples of the beautiful and often exquisite footware made just for these painfully altered ladies feet.

Session 2 A/B

Session 2A examines the Neanderthals as we go back 60,000 years ago to visit the first humans. They left their African homeland and entered Europe, which at this time was an inhospitable continent in the grip of an Ice Age. However, when they arrived, the stocky, powerfully built Neanderthals were already living there! So what happened when the first modern humans encountered the Neanderthals?

Session 2B will review the incredible voyages of the famous Chinese Admiral, Zheng He. He was China’s most famous maritime explorer. His seven voyages, unprecedented in size, organization, navigational technology, and range, demonstrated not only the power and wealth of the Ming Dynasty, but also Zheng He’s extraordinary command ability.

Session 3 A/B

We begin Session 3A with a fascinating review of our own solar system’s sun. We will examine its influence on us: creating solar storms, power to zap our power grids, shut down telecommunications, ground global air travel for days, weeks, or even longer. Secrets of the Sun reveals a bright new dawn in our understanding of our nearest star—one that might help keep our planet from going uninhabitable.

In Session 3B we will discuss and explore one of the most fascinating aspects of the American Civil War—The H. L. Hunley. It was one of the first submarines, built by the Confederate States of America. We will trace its design history, the actual construction, the crew, its armament, and the one and only mission this sub took. It was raised in the year 2000 and the fascinating facts of the mission and the subs demise will be disclosed.

Session 4 A/B

Session 4A grapples with the incredible challenges associated with Making It to Mars. We will discuss the potential for humans to survive the journey exposed to deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle wasting, and perilous levels of radiation. New technologies are being developed but are they adequate? Next, we will examine breakthroughs needed for the next-generation space suit, space food, and will review the need for better propulsion.

Session 4B examines the incredible Komodo Dragon. The giant reptile has been around for millions of years yet only recently scientifically studied in its only habitat—Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands. We will look at adults who can reach 10 feet in length and up to 150 pounds. It has terrifying teeth and claws which can tear its prey to shreds. It eats all types of animals, and occasionally even humans! We will also discuss the new theories on its poisonous secretion, review their behavior, hunting skills, and reproduction.
Tom Fisher

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required  

Rocklin Campus                    Room D-12                     Fee $35
#Club901          10/7–10/28      Fri.                        1:30–3:30pm

Contact

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  • 333 Sunrise Ave.
    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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