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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 2017 Classes

Field Trips

Black Chasm Cavern - CLASS FULL

Located in Volcano, CA, Black Chasm Cavern was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976. Be enchanted by the beauty of the cave with its wide variety of formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flow-stones and the vast arrays of rare helictite crystals for which Black Chasm Cavern is justly famous. After the cavern tour, you may enjoy the Zen Garden Nature Trail that meanders through and around large marble sculptures created by hydraulic mining from the 1800s gold rush. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Please note: there are 165 steps each way on the cavern tour. 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 9:00am. Price includes bus transportation and entrance fee. Further details will be mailed to participants before the trip. Limited enrollment.

Golden 1 Center - CLASS FULL

From Beatles to basketball the Golden 1 Center is Sacramento’s newest destination for entertainment. Come explore and learn about the building’s architecture, technology, culture, art, food and beverage! 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 9:00am. Price includes bus transportation and entrance fee. Further details will be mailed to participants before the trip. Limited enrollment.

Film

A Tribute to Those Who Fought the Good Fight

Please join us as we view and discuss these three films dedicated to the triumph of the Human Spirit, women who prevailed in spite of overwhelming odds. "Agora" (2009) Rachel Weisz is Hypatia of Alexandra, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor. Conflicts arise during the rising tide of Christianity in 311 AD Roman Egypt. "Iron Jawed Angels" (2004) Hilary Swank is Alice Paul a Quaker and defiant young suffragette risking her life to help women win the right to vote by challenging President Woodrow Wilson. "Winter's Bone" (2010) Jennifer Lawrence is a tenacious teenager and member of a clan living in the Ozark Mountains in present day America. She must maneuver through dangerous and life threatening situations to find her drug dealing father while keeping her mentally damaged mother safe and the rest of her family together.
Linda Derosier

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library       Redwood Room                $25
#Club202       10/17-10/31    Tues.                      1:00-4:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $25
#Club310       10/18-11/1      Wed.                9:30am-12:30pm

Documentaries and Mockumentaries

Documentaries: “Searching for Sugar Man” (Bendjelloul); “Going Clear: Scientology The Prison of Misbelief” (Gibney);
Mockumentaries: (Films depicting fiction but presented as documentaries): “Zelig” (Allen), “Best in Show” (Guest). The fiction film “Bernie” (Linklater), is a fiction film with “talking heads” interviews throughout.
Lincoln Curtis

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $40
#Club304
       9/15-10/13      Fri.                   10:00am-1:00pm

Epics Part 2

In the Summer 2014 we did a series titled EPICS! Using monumental films in every genre from Westerns, War and Revolution, Biblical era and Adventure. This time we will show five films beginning with: “King Solomon’s Mines” (1950), with Stewart Granger, “Shane” (1953), with Alan Ladd, “The Pride and the Passion” (1957) with Gary Grant, Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren, “The Guns of Navarone” * (1961), with Gregory Peck, and “The Red Violin” (1998) with Samuel L. Jackson.
Curtis Covington

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $40
#Club303       9/14-10/12      Thurs.                     1:00-4:00pm
* This film will run longer than the regular 2 hours, so the class may run from 1pm to 4:30pm to allow enough time for intro and discussion afterwards.

Howard Hawks and the Classic Hollywood Era

He’s been called “the greatest American director who is not a household name” by critics, with a versatile career in the classic Hollywood era that’s included comedies, dramas, gangster films, science fiction, westerns and film noir, and featured some of the most memorable actors to grace the silver screen. In this class we will watch and discuss: “His Girl Friday” (1940); “To Have And Have Not” (1944); “The Big Sleep” (1946); “The Thing From Another World” (1951); and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953).
Sam Schlafer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library       Redwood Room                $40
#Club204       11/3-12/15      Fri.                    1:00-4:00pm

Directed By Mike Nichols

The late Mike Nichols, a versatile talent in standup comedy and the stage, before becoming a major film director made a number of ground breaking films in a career of nearly 50 years. We will watch five of those films, beginning with his first: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966), with Taylor and Burton, “The Graduate” (1967), with Dustin Hoffman, “Working Girl” (1988), with Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford, “Postcards from the Edge” (1990), with Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine and “Primary Colors” (1998), with John Travolta.
Curtis Covington

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $40
#Club307       11/2-12/7        Thurs.                     1:00-4:00pm
No class November 23

Haunted Houses and Ghost Films

As it gets darker outside and Halloween nears, let’s bring the supernatural home with us. We’ll spend some time with the ghosts and gothic chills in a few of our favorite cinematic haunted houses and explore why some stories scare us. In this class we will watch and discuss these films that go bump in the night: “The Uninvited” (1944); “The Innocents” (1961); “The Haunting” (1963); “The Shining” (1980); and “The Others” (2001).
Sam Schlafer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library       Redwood Room                $40
#Club201       9/15-10/13      Fri.                    1:00-4:00pm
No class 11/10, 11/24

Spanish Cinema

Three generations of Spanish filmmakers, Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura and Pedro Almodovar have made extraordinary, award winning films that have captivated film scholars and audiences throughout the world for half of a century. Luis Bunuel: Viridiana (1961), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972); Carlos Saura: Cria Cuervos (1976); Pedro Almovodar: Volver (2006) Broken Embraces, (2009).
Lincoln Curtis

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103                   $40
#Club801       9/14-10/12      Thur.                  1:00pm-4:00pm

History

History of Ancient Egypt—Part 1: From Prehistory to Queen Hatshepsut 1498 B.C.

We have all been mesmerized by the wonders and treasures of Egypt, it’s pyramids, tombs and amazing history. Almost every significant civilization has borrowed from ancient Egypt in culture, medicine, economics and religion. In this first of three parts, we will see the earliest expressions of this great culture. We come to know the archaeologists, their methods, their discoveries, their limitations. We will learn the techniques used to create the art of Egypt. And we will see the importance of the Nile and how it has transformed the desert into one of the greatest nations of its time. No civilization lasted so long, contributed so much and repeatedly amazed as did ancient Egypt.
Emil Augustine

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $35
#Club306       10/17-11/14    Tues.                      2:00-4:00pm

Twelve Bridges Library       Willow Room                      $35
#Club203       10/18-11/15    Wed.                       2:00-4:00pm

You’ll never look at history the same way again: the music and books that were banned in the USSR

Access to a variety of information is what we have today in the U.S. and take it for granted. When the government limits access to information, is it care for society or control? And where is the fine line between care and control? Why in the USSR were some books and music banned? Solzhenitsyn and the Bible, The Beatles and Rachmaninoff's classical music—they are very different, but one thing united them—a ban in the USSR. Over the next two hours we will try to find answers to these questions, read excerpts from the “forbidden” literature and listen to “forbidden” music.
Alex Yarmolyuk

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 349 - CLASS FULL   
#Club311

Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103                FREE
#Club810       10/19 only       Thur.                       2:00-4:00pm

The Emergence of One American Nation

“We the people”…the most important words in the Constitution. The value of these words lies in their recognition of America as one nation, the “United” States, a nation bound together by the Constitution. But how did the United States become one nation rather than two, or ten, or fifty? In this engaging course, we will explore the emergence of America as one nation. The class will be taught in two parts. The first part of the course, in the fall of 2017, will cover the problems and challenges of nationhood, from the colonial period through the end of the Revolutionary War. Part 2 will occur in the spring and cover the period from failure of the first American government through the ratification of the Constitution. Each session will include short biographies about a specific founding father.
Donald Fraser

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $15
#Club305       10/3-10/10      Tues.                      2:00-4:00pm

Modern Quebec

Modern Quebec is a unique Canadian province, linguistically and culturally defined by its French history. The Quiet Revolution (ca. 1960) marked the emergence of Quebec's modern period, during which linguistic, religious, and political reforms were expressed through protests, the arts, and political referendums. This class will examine how Quebec evolved economically and politically in the 20th century, while retaining its distinctive and separate culture. The modernization of Quebec from 1960-2016 will be explored via film, music, short readings, and examples of artistic expression from this period.
Ellen Sander

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N11-102                   $25
#Club804       10/30-12/4      Mon.                       1:00-3:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $25
#Club309       11/10-12/8      Fri.                          1:30-3:30pm

FLOTUS: America’s First Ten First Ladies

America’s First Ladies are not elected, yet over time, they have come to serve significant roles during their time in the White House. In this class we will explore the lives and contributions of the first ten First Ladies. How did they live? How did they support and influence their President husbands? Some are famous in their own right, like Martha Washington, Abigail Adams and Dolly Madison, while others are little known shadow characters of history. Using photographs, video interviews, primary sources, lecture and discussion, we will explore the lives of the first ten First Ladies. (First Ladies Washington through Tyler; 1789–1845)
Joan Griffin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N8-108                     $25
#Club809       9/12-10/10      Tues.                  10:00-11:50am

The Will of the People: Readings in American Democracy

We will read and discuss documents foundational to our American political system, including The Declaration of Independence, three of the Federalist Papers, The Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as some later documents on great issues in American History (emancipation, states’ rights). Materials will be provided at class. The heartbeat of the class will be sharing and discussion. No tests; no papers, just coming together to find our true commonalities and differences in a civil, safe environment for exploration and communication.
Carol Fegté

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N7-207                     $20
#Club805       11/2-12/6        Thur.                       2:00-3:20pm
No class 11/23

The History and Practice of Diplomacy

This course will review how diplomats advance the best interests of their countries in an increasingly globalized international community. While the focus will be on American diplomacy, its history and practice from the founding of the republic to the present, the course will also briefly survey the evolution of diplomacy from ancient times to the present. The course will end with a look at the challenges that diplomats face each day and the skills they employ to meet them.
Ambassador Steven Browning (ret.)

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N8-108                     $30
#Club806       11/2-12/7        Thur.              10:00am-12:00pm

History of the Holy Land

The Holy Land is comprised of Israel and Palestine whose contentious histories are intertwined and complex. This survey course will be eight one-hour presentations with discussion. It will examine Biblical roots, legacy of foreign conquests and occupations, Zionism, Israeli independence, wars between Israel and Its Muslim Arab neighbors, status of the Palestinians, and current foreign relationships. Are we headed for Armageddon (a final battle forecasted to be fought in the land called Holy)? Or can peace be achieved?
Kent Penwarden

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N6-205                     $25
#Club808       9/22-11/3        Fri.                      10:00-11:50am
Class meets every other week for 4 sessions (9/22,10/6, 10/20, 11/3)

Interactive Arts

Acting Up

This course, covers basic acting skills, audition techniques, improvisation, scene study and preparation, character development and performance of scenes. It provides practical and interactive experiences including performing individual and group scenes in class with feedback from other participants. This course goes beyond simply how to act. It can be valuable for those who want to act, who do presentations of any type, want to build and maintain mental agility, learn to speak in front of others and have fun. Everyone acts in everyday life. Think about a lawyer in court—they are giving a performance. No past experience required.
Bob Reich

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $35
#Club312       9/21-10/19      Thur.                       6:00-8:00pm

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $35
#Club313       11/2-12/7        Thur.                       6:00-8:00pm
no class 11/23

Literature and More

How to Market your Writing

Do you have a desire to seek your work in print? In this two-hour session we will focus on the do’s and don’ts of writing a successful query letter; we will also discuss how to find the right magazine or publisher for your work. Included in the class will be discussion of writing a synopsis and readying a manuscript for submittal. If time allows we’ll look at several online sites that provide valuable information for the new writer.
Judie Rae

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N6-205                     $10
#Club803       10/25 only       Wed.                   10:00-11:50am

Cook Up Family Stories From Favorite Recipes

Using your own family’s favorite or traditional recipes as writing prompts for telling your fun family stories is an unintimidating way to begin turning memories into stories. Create beautiful little books to share with your kids, grandkids, siblings, or to memorialize a parent or grandparent. Each week, bring a tasty recipe (grandma’s turkey stuffing, mom’s lasagna, dad’s special BBQ sauce, Wednesday meat loaf) to class, then tell and write your story. Assemble the recipes, the stories and perhaps a few photos, to create beautiful keepsake mini-memoirs. Mmmm, delicious!
Joan Griffin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N8-112                     $25
#Club807       11/1-11/29      Wed.                       2:00-4:00pm

Music

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       8/22-12/5        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     Room N15-101                   $40
#Club815       8/23-12/6        Wed.                  6:30pm-9:00pm
No class 11/22

The History of Rock n’ Roll: The Seventies—Side One

In the 1970s, rock splintered into many diverse styles: Singer-songwriters like James Taylor, Carole King and Paul Simon flourished. The Isley Brothers, Earth, Wind and Fire, and James Brown made the 70s “the decade of funk” and Philadelphia gave us the O’Jays, Spinners, and Hall and Oates. Southern rock became hugely popular (Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd). The #1 pop artist of the decade was Elton John. Legends like Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, and Pink Floyd dominated the airwaves. In Los Angeles, country rock emerged (the Eagles, Jackson Browne, and Linda Ronstadt), along with the revolutionary music of The Doors and the creative genius of Joni Mitchell. This class will explore all of these genres. You’ll learn the inside history of your favorite 70s artists—and discover new 70s artists and their music.
David Anderson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $35
#Club302       9/20-10/18      Wed.                       7:00-9:00pm

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 according to Classical Chinese rules as codified by the British. Then expand the challenge of Mahjong with further study of Mahjong Special Hands, Strategy, and Settling Up. Prior experience with playing Mahjong is not required.  There will be ample time to practice and to play.  Bring your Mahjong set, if you have one.
Kent Penwarden

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N6-205                  FREE
#Club630
       9/14-12/7        Thur.                   11:00-12:20pm

Mahjong Club—Grass Valley

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.
Kent Penwarden

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N5                         FREE
#Club625       9/19-12/5        Tues.                      2:00-4:00pm

Mahjong 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 mahjong set if you have one.
Marcia Smith

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 229                        FREE
#Club605       8/30-12/13      Wed.                       1:00-4:00pm

Book Club—Lincoln

Meets to choose and discuss great books. Selections include fiction and nonfiction, contemporary and classic. The book that has been selected for the September 14 meeting is “ Hag Seed” by Margaret Atwood. Discussion is informal and participation is encouraged. Members will need to obtain their own books.
Gloria Beverage

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library       Fir Room                         FREE
#Club610       9/14-12/14      Thur.              10:00am-12:00pm
Meets the second Thursday of each month: 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14

Book Club—Grass Valley

Meets to choose and discuss great books. Selections include fiction and nonfiction, contemporary and classic. The book that has been selected for the September 12 meeting is “Chilbury Ladies Choir” by Jennifer Ryan. Discussion is informal and participation is encouraged. Members will need to obtain their own books.
Book Group

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
The Open Book in Grass Valley                                 FREE
#Club620       9/12-12/12      Tues.              10:00am-12:00pm
Meets the second Tuesday of each month: 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12

Wellness

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.
Lori Fee

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50
#Club420       8/21-10/11      Mon./Wed.                10-10:50am
No class 9/4

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50
#Club421       10/16-12/13    Mon./Wed.                10-10:50am
No class 11/20, 11/22

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.
Lori Fee

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50
#Club430       8/21-10/11      Mon./Wed.          11:00-11:50am
No class 9/4

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50
#Club431       10/16-12/13    Mon./Wed.           11:00-11:50am
No class 11/20, 11/22

Tai Chi—Intermediate II/Advanced

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

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50
#Club440       8/22-10/12      Tues./Thur.          10:00-10:50am

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50
#Club441       10/18-12/14    Tues./Thur.         10:00-10:50am
No class 11/21, 11/23

Tai Chi in Grass Valley

T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a physical exercise which promotes good health, relaxation and peace of mind. The relaxed gentle movements of the T’ai Chi Ch’uan forms keep the body from being tense and awkward. T’ai Chi keeps the body balanced and in a central position, erect and well postured; is beneficial to both mental and physical health; clears the mind and strengthens the brain; benefits the heart, promotes good digestion and sound kidneys; helps to lower blood pressure and soften blood vessels; regulates the circulation of blood; refreshes the skin and loosens joints. T’ai Chi can be done by all age groups and no equipment is necessary.
Joseph Guida

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N13-104                   $50
#Club830       8/21-10/11      Mon./Wed.           10:00-10:50am

Nevada County Campus     Room N13-104                   $50
#Club831       10/16-12/13    Mon./Wed.           10:00-10:50am
No class 11/20, 11/22

Body Tone and Tune Up

A movement class which incorporates interesting , pleasurable yet toning, flexibility and endurance results as well as balance, strength and cardiovascular benefits. The disciplines drawn from are contemporary dance, pilates-type, yoga and stretching that “unlocks’ every joint/range of motion (from head-to-toe).
Kathrin Wilson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N13-104                   $50
#Club840       9/18-11/8        Mon./Wed.           11:00-11:50am

Your Bedside Manner: How to Help Sick People Feel Better

Standard healthcare addresses the physical part of illness well but isn’t as effective at treating the emotional suffering of patients, their loved ones and caregivers. This course will help you understand that aspect and respond compassionately to them, helping them feel better solely with your presence.
Jeff Kane, MD

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N6-204                     $20
#Club802       10/30-11/20    Mon.                    3:00-4:30pm

World Panorama

Taking the Mystique out of Maps—Part 1

What is a map? Why do different maps show different things? What should go on a map? What is latitude and longitude? What are all the lines on a map? How did early explorers navigate without GPS? This course will answer these questions and many more, so maps will no longer be mysterious. You will also learn to dispel myths about the earth and about maps.
Richard Neil

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $20
#Club301       9/14-10/5        Thur.              10:00am-12:00pm

Taking the Mystique out of Maps—Part 2

Part two of “Taking the Mystique out of Maps” picks up where part one left off, but features hands-on interactive reading of topographic maps, GPS and using a Brunton compass. Past participants are more than welcome to attend both parts one and two since new materials and topics will be introduced.
Richard Neil

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $20
#Club308       10/26-11/16    Thur.              10:00am-12:00pm

Tom Fisher: Enigmas of the World

Scientific and archaeological research has spread to a broad variety of obscure, covert and fabled subjects relative to this series. Astonishing new data is expanding our understanding, join us for this scientific sleuthing of legends.

SESSION 1

Mysterious Noah’s Ark
A recently discovered Babylonian Tablet gives a set of precise instructions on how to build the Ark. A team of experts embarked to build the vessel that inspired the Biblical Ark. Their journey uncovers an untold history of boat building and story telling that sheds new light on the origins of Noah’s Ark and the Hebrew Bible.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
If they existed, they would be the second oldest of the ancient wonders. Built in 6th century, gardens are long gone, precisely that they were gardens—plants and living things that eventually died. Even the structures on which the gardens were affixed could well be unrecognizable ruins. We will examine them and the various theories.

SESSION 2

Secrets of the Sky Tombs
The Himalayas were among the last places on Earth that Homo sapiens came to inhabit. Join an archaeological team as they climb to the world’s highest tombs to unearth secrets of the people who settled these extreme environments. This is a new find and will open new vistas in how early peoples viewed their concept of death and burial.

Human Mummies and Tombs
There is something disconcerting about looking at the face of someone who has long departed from the world and realizing that they look just like you. This session will examine some of the more ‘fantabulous’ tombs of the world and cache of treasures therein. Then we will view the incredible variety of mummification examples and their fantastic decorations!

SESSION 3

After Stonehenge
Archaeologists have long believed that while the Egyptians were building pyramids 3000 years ago, nothing was happening in Western Europe—but a new discovery shows something far different. Five years ago, the remains of an incredible ancient site began to emerge from a quarry in E. England, join us for a peek.

Olmecs—Mother Culture
More Olmec ruins have been exposed and a plethora of new stone and ceramic sculptures have been found further emphasizing that this culture is considered the mother of all Central American cultures. In addition, the controversial subject of Olmec origins will be discussed.

SESSION 4

The Real Trojan Horse
The tale of the Trojan Horse is one of the most captivating stores in Greek mythology. Since the 19th century discovery of the site of Troy, historians have been searching for proof. Evidence suggests that the Trojan War happened and that a real Trojan Horse possibly used to trick Troy into defeat.

Raising Russian Sub K-129
Despite incredible political, military and Intelligence risks and after six years of secret preparations, the CIA attempted to salvage the sunken Soviet ballistic missile sub K-129 from the depths of the North Pacific Ocean in August 1974. We will follow the operation from beginning to end unveiling one of the most classified, costly and technically challenging tasks ever undertaken by the United States.
Tom Fisher

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Rocklin Campus                  Room D-12                         $35
#Club901       10/6-10/27      Fri.                1:30pm-3:30pm

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    Roseville, CA 95678
  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    F: 9:00am - 1:00pm

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

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