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To 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.

Art

Art Appreciation

This course will focus on the art of the Netherlands, Italy, France and America. We will also look at influences on European Art such as Japanese Printmaking. We will study periods from the early Renaissance movements through modernism. We will also be looking at the major museums in Europe and New York and their collections.
Patricia Wood

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club407 Fee $30
Tues. 11/3-12/8, 9:30-11:30am
Room 223

Communications

Humor and Communicaton

This course is about the study of humor as human communication. We can begin by asking, how is the study of humor communicative by nature? What can be gained by the study of humor as communication? On a personal level, we can understand our own patterns and expressions of humor in relation to others; on the social level, we can become more mindful consumers of humor trends in society. In this class, we investigate humor theories, functions, styles and trends as we attempt to take humor SERIOUSLY!
Tara Franks

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club406 - Fee $5
Mon., 10/26 only, 2:00-4:00pm
Room 214

Film

Casablanca: "You MUST Remember This!"

In this one-day class, we will watch this unforgettable classic about the romantic lovers triangle between Rick, Ilsa and Victor as portrayed by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid respectively. Based on the unproduced stage play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, the film was only one of dozens produced by Warner Bros. in 1942. Even though it featured an A-list of stars, writers, and accomplished director, Michael Curtiz, no one expected it to be anything out of the ordinary. When released it changed the direction of public opinion about the war and then went on to win 3 Academy Awards including Best Picture and was nominated for 5 more. There are more lines of dialogue included in the AFI's Top 100 Movie Quotes than any other movie ever made, including: "Round up the usual suspects." Come see why!
Linda Derosier

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library
Club205 - FREE
Tues., 10/27 only, 9:30am-12:30pm
Willow Room

The Decalogue

Kieslowski's cinematic masterpiece features six of The Ten Commandments as thematic springboards to explore moral and ethical issues in 1988 Poland. We will view and discuss the following commandments: "Thou Shalt Not Have Other Gods Before Me," "Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother," "Thou Shalt Not Kill," "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery," Thou Shalt Not Steal," and "Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor."
Lincoln Curtis

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center

Club402 - Fee $25
Thurs., 9/10-9/24, 10:00am-1:30pm (meets-9/10, 9/17, 9/24-we will view 2 episodes each class session)
Room 214

Nevada County Campus
Club801- Fee $25
Fri., 9/11-9/25, 1:00-4:30pm (meets-9/11, 9/18, 9/25-we will view 2 episodes each class session)
Room N12-103

Emma Thompson: British Actress, Comedienne, Screenwriter and Producer

Considered by many to be the greatest British actress of her generation, she has starred in a wide variety of roles. In this course we will watch and discuss the following: Dead Again (1991); Howards End (1992); or Remains of the Day (1993); Sense and Sensibility (1995); Love Actually (2003); Nanny McFee (2006) Saving Mr. Banks (2013) and other film clips of her earlier career and interviews.
Linda Derosier

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library

Club203 - Fee $40
Mon., 11/2-12/7, 1:00-4:00pm
Redwood Room

Roseville Gateway Center
Club408 - Fee $40
Wed., 11/4-12/9, 9:30am-12:30pm
Room 212

Morgan Freeman: Narrator, Producer, Actor Extraordinaire!

From Sesame Street, to Broadway to Hollywood this versatile actor has won numerous awards for strong yet often secondary roles.  In this class we will watch and discuss: Driving Miss Daisy (1989); Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991); The Shawshank Redemption (1994); Million Dollar Baby (2004); The Bucket List (2007); Invictus (2009).
Linda Derosier

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library
Club201 - Fee $40
Mon., 9/14-10/19, 1:00-4:00pm
Redwood Room

Roseville Gateway Center
Club403 - Fee $40
Wed., 9/16-10/21, 9:30am-12:30pm
Room 212

History

Bright Personality Series: Life and Work of Pyotr Tchaikovsky

He is a great composer. He was the first Russian composer to be recognized internationally. However, who was he as a person? What led him to create his music? How were the famous symphonies born? What inspired him and what distracted him from his work? Most people know him for his operas and symphonies, but did you know he wrote other types of music for which he is not recognized? Let’s talk about him and listen to some of his music.
Alex Yarmolyuk

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club404 - FREE
Fri., 9/18 only, 10:00am-12:00pm
Room 214

Nevada County Campus
Club803 - FREE
Tues., 11/17 only, 10:00am-12:00pm
Room N12-103

Driven Out: The Expolsion of the Chinese from the Gold Country and The Disasterous 1914 Fire that Wiped Out Rocklin, California

Learn about fascinating, and sometimes terrible, local history. Dan DeFoe brings history to life as he discusses the chronicle of events that led to the expulsion of the Chinese, as well as the devastating fire that changed Rocklin forever.
Presented by Dan DeFoe

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Rocklin Campus
Club902 - FREE
Fri., 11/6 only, 1:00-3:00pm
Room D-12

You'll Never Look at History the Same Way Again: Life Behind the Iron Curtain

The Iron Curtain separated the people of the Soviet Union from the rest of the world for about 70 years. When and why was the Iron Curtain created? Was it possible to escape? How is culture formed in a secluded society? How does isolation influence the public consciousness? How has the definition of freedom adjusted over the years? Photographs and documents of people who lived behind the Iron Curtain will support this discussion.
Alex Yarmolyuk

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
Club802 - Fee $10
Tues., 9/15-9/22, 10:00am-12:00pm
Room N12-103

Roseville Gateway Center
Club409 - Fee $10
Fri., 12/4-12/11, 10:00am-12:00pm
Room 214

World Religions: Ideologies in Conflict

This course will seek to provide a comparative and systematic look at the complexity and challenges of the world’s great religions in the current environment. In doing so, we will look at the significant and strained relationships between Christianity, Judaism. Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Our goal then, is to better understand the sources of religious, social, and political conflict that are so persistent in our time.
Emil Augustine

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club405 - Fee $40
Tues., 10/6-11/10, 2:30-4:30pm
Room 216

Twelve Bridges Library
Club202 - Fee $40
Wed., 10/7-11/11, 2:00-4:00pm
Willow Room

Music

The History of Rock 'n Roll: The 1950s

Take an entertaining and informative musical journey through rock n’ roll’s first decade. You’ll hear great music, watch videos featuring the pioneers of rock n’ roll and learn their compelling personal stories. Discover how rock n’ roll began; absorb the musical legacies of Memphis’ Sun Records and New Orleans’ rhythm and blues; and wade through Rockabilly and Doo-Wop music. You’ll play 50s rock trivia and also learn about rock n’ roll’s impact on American culture in the 1950s.
David Anderson

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club401 - Fee $30
Thurs., 10/29-12/12, 10:00am-12:00pm
Room 214

OLLI Orchestra

The OLLI Orchestra is an ensemble of 35-40 players which concentrates on the classical repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries. Rehearsals focus on preparing a concert of music for the general public each semester, and the atmosphere is one of fun and mutual support.
Steve Miller

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
Club815 - Fee $40
Wed., 8/26-12/9, 6:30-9:00pm
Room N15-101

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
Club905 - Fee $40
Tues., 8/25-12/8, 6:30-9:30pm
Room D-2

Wellness

Meditation Techniques

Learn to improve your focus, relax, lower your blood pressure, and even improve you gait! This class will sample a broad spectrum of practices from around the world. Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing, and may wear socks and shoes or barefoot. Chairs will be provided, but students may wish to lie on a mat at times and should bring their own. Water bottles with closeable tops are allowed. All levels of fitness are welcome. Please bring a writing utensil and notebook.
Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club440 - Fee $40
Mon./Wed., 8/24-10/14, 2:00-2:50pm (no class 8/31, 9/7, 11/30)
Room 525

Beginning Tai Chi

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
Club410 - Fee $40
Mon./Wed., 8/24-10/14, 10:00-10:50am (no class 9/7)
Room 525

Roseville Gateway Center
Club411 - Fee $40
Mon./Wed., 10/26-12/16, 10:00-10:50am
Room 525

Stretch and Tone For Grown-ups

Drawing from a variety of time-tested disciplines, this class offers effective, results-producing exercises for those of a "certain age," designed for you. These exercises will protect and strengthen your back, and add strength and elasticity to your muscles and frame. Using tiny precise and delicate pulsing movements, you will also work your heart in a very gentle way. It is not too late to rejuvenate your body! Comfortable clothing and yoga mat required.
Laina Dicker

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club430 - Fee $40
Tues./Thurs., 8/18-10/15, 11:00-11:50am (no class 8/25, 8/27)
Room 525

Roseville Gateway Center
Club431 - Fee $40
Tues./Thurs., 10/27-12/17, 11:00-11:50am (no class 11/26)
Room 525

Intermediate Tai Chi

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
Club415 - Fee $40
Mon./Wed., 8/24-10/14, 11:00-11:50am (no class 9/7)
Room 525

Roseville Gateway Center
Club416 - Fee $40
Mon./Wed., 10/26-12/16, 11:00-11:50am
Room 525

Intermediate 2 Tai Chi

This class is designed for ongoing students to learn the 3rd and 4th section of the Yang Long Form and to refine the entire form.
Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club420 - Fee $40
Mon./Wed., 8/24-10/14, 12:00-12:50pm (no class 8/31, 9/7)
Room 525

Roseville Gateway Center
Club421 - Fee $40
Mon./Wed., 10/26-12/16, 12:00-12:50pm (no class 11/26, 11/30)
Room 525

Advanced Tai Chi

Advanced students will be learning the second half of the Yang Long Form
Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club425 - Fee $40
Tues./Thurs., 8/25-10/15, 10:00-10:50am
Room 525

Roseville Gateway Center
Club426 - Fee $40
Tues./Thurs., 10/27-12/17, 10:00-10:50am (no class 11/26)
Room 525

Yoga for the Rest of Us

Yoga is an amazing method to relieve pain and stiffness from the body, and to increase flexibility, balance, and energy. This class is specifically designed for a mixed level senior population, from the perfectly fit to the partially mobile student. Students may perform the stretches from a chair, standing, and if they are able, from a mat on the floor. Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing, and may wear socks and shoes if needed. Chairs will be provided, but students practicing on a mat should bring their own. Water bottles with closeable tops are allowed.
Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club450 - Fee $40
Mon./Wed., 8/24-10/14, 1:00-1:50pm (no class 8/31, 9/7)
Room 525

Field Trips

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Join a guided tour of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. We will hear about the restoration of the Cathedral, its artwork and history. The Cathedral, built in 1889, is one of the three most historical buildings in Sacramento.
We will provide complimentary roundtrip transportation on a Sierra College bus from the Rocklin Campus. We will meet at the Dietrich Theatre and leave promptly at 12:30pm. Price includes bus transporation and entrance fee. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Club510 - Fee $15
Thursday 11/12 only, 12:30–3:00pm

Gold Bug Mine

Gold was discovered in Coloma in January 1848 just eight miles away from Gold Bug Park. It wasn’t long until propsectors were panning in the stream that runs through the park. Big Canyon Creek was rich in gold for the early prospectors who could just pluck the gold from the stream. Once the panning operations were not turning up much gold, hard rock mining came into being. In 1888, The Hattie Mine was opened. Step back in time to the mid 1800s and experience what it was like to be a miner in the gold rush era. We will tour the Gold Bug Mine, Hendy Stamp Mill and the Blacksmith Shop. Bring a bag lunch to eat while enjoying the scenery before heading back home.
We will provide complimentary roundtrip transportation on a Sierra College bus from the Rocklin Campus. We will meet at the Dietrich Theatre and leave promptly at 9:15am. Price includes bus transporation and entrance fee. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Gold Bug Mine
Club505 - Fee $25
Thursday 10/22 only, 9:15am-3:00pm

Californa State Railroad Museum

Come learn and explore at the California State Railroad Museum! Railroads influenced just about every aspect of American history and life from the mid-nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. They became America's first really big business, and still play a vital role in the national economy. Beginning with the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, trains brought settlers to California and shipped many of the products of the Golden State to markets throughout North America. There is a lot to see so don’t miss this exciting day!
We will provide complimentary roundtrip transportation on a Sierra College bus from the Rocklin Campus. We will meet at the Dietrich Theatre and leave promptly at 9:15am. Price includes bus transporation and entrance fee. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
California State Railroad Museum
Club520 - Fee $20
Friday 9/25 only, 9:15am-1:30pm

SIG (Special Interest Groups)

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, scoring, settling up, and some special hands, according to British-Chinese rules. Bring your Mahjong set, if you have one.
Kent Penwarden - Coordinator

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
Club620 - FREE
Thurs., 9/10-10/1, 9:00-11:00am
Room N6-205

Mahjong Club

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 mahjongg set if you have one.
Kent Penwarden - Coordinator

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
Club625 - FREE
Thurs., 10/8-12/10, 9:00-11:00am
Room N6-205

Marcia Smith - Coordinator
Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required

Roseville Gateway Center
Club605 - FREE
Wed., 9/9-12/9, 1:00-4:00pm
Room 300F

Book Club

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.
Debbie Gibbs - Coordinator

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
Club630 - FREE
Thurs., 9/10 first meeting, 2:00-3:30pm
Meets the second Thursday of each month (9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10)
Room N6-205

Twelve Bridges Library
Gloria Beverage - Coordinator
Club610 - FREE
Thurs., 9/10 first meeting, 10:00-11:30am
Meets the second Thursday of each month  (9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10)
Fir Room

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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