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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.

Summer 2016 Classes

Film

Alfred Hitchcock: Summer with the Master of Suspense!

Join us for a journey through all the twist endings and MacGuffins, accompanied by men wrongly accused of crimes and cool Hitchcock Blondes, while we escape the heat with some classic cinema from the influential director who brought style to the psychological thriller. In this class, we will watch and discuss: “Psycho” (1960); “Shadow Of A Doubt” (1943); “Notorious” (1946); “Rear Window” (1954); “To Catch A Thief” (1955) ; and “Vertigo” (1958).
Sam Schlafer
Fee $40

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library
#Club201 June 13-July 25 (no class July 4)
Mon. 1-4 pm
Redwood Room

Chariots of Fire: a nostalgic film when naturally gifted athletes captured the exhilaration of running as a celebration of the spirit.

Join us to watch and discuss this fact based award winning historical film of the British Olympic team in Paris in the summer of 1924. The film follows the coming together of the track and field team and the glory they brought home to the UK. These runners included a Jewish immigrant from Lithuania, a Lord of the realm, several Cambridge college students, and a Scottish son of Christian missionaries to China. Together they stood in the winner’s circle in Paris winning a combination of 3 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze medals. But in the process they also won the hearts of their fellow countrymen still healing from the carnage and loss of World War I.  Nominated for 7 and winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Screenplay, and Original Score of 1981. Other awards include a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and BAFTA for Best Picture.  This is the perfect film to consider as we approach the start of the Summer Olympics in Rio August 5-21.
Linda Derosier
FREE

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library
#Club204 July 28 only
Thurs. 1:30-4:30 pm
Willow Room

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 follow 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 every 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
FREE

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library

#Club202 June 29 only
Wed. 1:30-4:30 pm
Willow Room

Women Protagonists in 2015 Cinema

Cutting-edge films worth watching and discussing! “I’ll See You In My Dreams” - America; “Phoenix”- Germany; “Mustang”- Turkey; “45 years”- England; “The New Girlfriend”- France; “Truth”- America.
Lincoln Curtis
Fee $40

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Nevada County Campus

#Club801 June 15-July 20
Wed. 10 am-1 pm
Room N12-103

Rocklin Campus
#Club901 June 16-July 21
Thurs. 10 am-1 pm
Room D-12

Health

Qi Gong

Basic Qi Gong movements, coupled with breath awareness, can be very helpful in relieving stress and enhancing health. The goal of this workshop is for participants to experience their own “chi field” and learn a simple series of gentle movements that can be used at home to help restore and maintain flexibility, resilience and over-all well being. We will be learning various, time-honored QiGong practices, including "Essence QiGong", a form used in medicine-less hospitals in China for working with chronic, acute and even life-threatening illness. If time and interest allow, we may begin practicing the first set of Yang style Taiji (Tai Chi).
Marie Mitchell
Fee $40

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
#Club830 June 14-July 21
Tues. and Thurs. 9:30-10:30 am
Room N12-103

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
Fee $50

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center

#Club410 June 13-July 27 
Mon./Wed. 10-10:50 am
Room 525

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
Fee $50

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
#Club415 June 13-July 27 (no class July 4)
Mon./Wed. 11 am-11:50 pm 
Room 525                                                                                      

Tai Chi – Intermediate II

Advanced students will be learning the second half of the Yang Long Form.
Renee Neal
Fee $50

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
#Club420 June 13-July 27 (no class July 4)
Mon./Wed. 12-12:50 pm 
Room 525

Tai Chi – Advanced

Advanced students will refine the entire Yang Long Form.
Renee Neal
Fee $50

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
#Club425 June 14-July 28 
Tues. & Thurs. 10 -10:50 am 
Room 525

History

Introduction to the Bible as Literature

This will be an introductory survey class for students who are interested in Biblical Literature. The course will go over the different types of Biblical Literature styles in both the Old and New Testament. A clear presentation will introduce the basics of the Bible giving an overview of the history of various translations, and how the Bible has had an influence on western arts. A vocabulary list of Literature terms will be provided to help the student grasp a basic understanding of the types of literature of the Bible, and other help will be offered to students so they can find their way through the Bible.
Charles Erion
Fee $30

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
#Club803 June 14-July 19 
Tues. 10 am-12 pm 
Room N15-101

Search for Historical Jesus, Part II

In the second part of this study, we will ask some important questions. What was Roman rule like in the first century? How did Rome impact Jesus Public Ministry? Was Jesus an Apocalyptic Prophet? What deeds of Jesus can be understood historically? What of the Last Days of Jesus? What of the different reports in the Gospels? Who was responsible for His death? How did His followers respond? How did we get from the message of Jesus to the message of Paul?
Emil Augustine
Fee $35

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
# Club404 July 5-July 26 
Tues. 2-4 pm 
Room 214                                              

Twelve Bridges Library
#Club203 7/6-7/27 
Wed. 2-4 pm 
Willow Room

Literature

Great Masters: Anton Chekhov – his life and famous short stories.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), a Russian physician, short-story writer, and playwright, wrote hundreds of stories that delved beneath the surface of Russian society, exposing the hidden motives of his characters and the ways in which prevailing social forces influenced their lives.  Today we will talk about five of his most highly regarded stories, all from his maturity, and set in a variety of Tsarist Russian environment. To be reviewed are "The Black Monk" (1894), "The House with the Mezzanine" (1896), "The Peasants" (1897), "Gooseberries" (1898), and "The Lady with the Toy Dog" (1899). In these incisive tales, readers will discover a master of character, nuance, and setting developing the basic themes of his work: the sociological and psychological obstacles in the way of human affection and satisfactory development of the personality. Please join us and found out why this summer is a perfect time to talk about A. Chekhov and his short stories…
Alex Yarmolyuk
FREE

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
# Club802 June 27 only 
Mon. 1:30-3:30 pm
Room N15-101

Rocklin Campus
# Club902 July 11 only 
Mon. 1:30-3:30 pm
Room D-12

Music

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
Fee $25

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
# Club815 June 15-July 20 
Wed. 6:30-9 pm 
Room N15-101

Philosophy

Six Philosophical Sentences that Changed the World

Philosophy, as a discipline, receives little respect in the United States these days especially when college educations are  reduced to one function: career preparation. On that scale, Philosophy is deemed useless. Philosophers like Heidegger and Russell accept this fate and state, for example, "It's true there is nothing you can do with philosophy but, if you concern yourself with it, might not it do something with you?" or "The value of philosophy resides primarily in its uselessness." This course will focus on some significant Philosophical sentences, sentences that changed the world: 1. Know Thyself, 2. Man is the Measure of All Things, 3. The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living, 4. I think, Therefore I am, 5. The Heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing, 6. The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. 7. Become Who You Are!
Johnnie Terry
Fee $25

Roseville Gateway Center
# Club401 June 22-July 20 
Wed. 10 am-12 pm 
Room 214

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Book Club - Lincoln

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.
Gloria Beverage-Coordinator
FREE

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library
# Club610 Meets twice, June 16 and July 14  
Thursday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm 
Fir Room

Book Club – 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.
Shelia Overkamp – Coordinator
FREE

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
# Club620  Meets twice, June 14 and July 12
Tuesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Room N6-205 

Book Club – Roseville

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.
Gloria Beverage-Coordinator
FREE

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
# Club615 Meets twice, June 13 and July 11 
Mon. 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Room 202 

Mahjong III – Grass Valley

Mahjong III will emphasize strategy, defensive playing, and settling up.  Special hands will be reviewed.  Play is Chinese Mahjong, according to Northern Chinese rules as codified by the British Mahjong Association.  Prior experience playing Mahjong is necessary.  Attention is on enjoyment rather than competition.
Kent Penwarden-Coordinator
FREE

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
# Club635 June 16-July 7 
Thurs. 9:00-11:00 am
Room N6-205             

Mahjongg Club - Grass Valley

Exercise your strategy and develop your skill when you practice with fellow Club OLLI members. New and continuing members will meet and practice on a regular basis. Bring your mahjongg set if you have one.
Kent Penwarden-Coordinator
FREE

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
# Club630 June 16-July 21 
Thurs. 9:00-11:00 am
Room N6-205 

Mahjongg Club – Roseville

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.
Marcia Smith - Coordinator
FREE

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
# Club625 June 15-July 20 
Wed. 1:00-4:00 pm
Room 300F

Contact

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  • Roseville Gateway
  • 333 Sunrise Ave.
    Roseville, CA 95661
  • Summer M-Th: 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Closed Friday

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

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