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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.

Spring 2018 Classes

Art

Art Appreciation and Color Theory

Attendees will learn how to really see and understand art, plus discover the mysteries of light and color. A rudimentary art vocabulary will be developed through examples. The treachery of the eyes will be presented through videos and examples. The Color Wheel will be explored to discover the differences between the palettes of light and pigments. Representative examples of the largest and most sophisticated art movement of Animation, from the shadow art of the Orient to modern day computer graphic images, will be presented with examples, clips and videos. (No previous experience in art is necessary).
Robert Bryngelson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     

#Club804       CANCELED

Business

How to Construct and Maintain the All-Weather Investment Portfolio

This class helps the students manage their investments before or during retirement. Asset classes of bonds, stocks and alternatives are covered as well as investment vehicles such as individual securities, mutual funds, etfs, closed end funds, and annuities. The student will also learn valuable methods to either grow their funds or generate an income.
Russell Abbott

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 229                           $15

#Club315       4/5-4/26          Thurs                    2:00–4:00pm

Culture Theory

Studying Popular Culture

The term “popular culture” is frequently used as a synonym for mass media, but this is a misnomer. While popular culture includes mass media, it is actually a larger category that includes more kinds of cultural phenomena. The orientations for studying popular culture and mass media have been different, historically, too. Students in this course will learn an array of theories and methodologies (from the Frankfurt, Birmingham, and Bowling Green schools of cultural studies) in order to think more clearly and deeply about the popular culture they’re soaking in right now! This course will include lectures, media clips and discussion.
Dan Shoemaker

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     

#Club808       CANCELED

Field Trips

Black Chasm Cavern

Located in Volcano, California, 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 Theater 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.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Black Chasm Cavern                                                      $30

#Club510       5/10                Thurs                    9:15–4:30pm

Golden 1 Center

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 Theater and leave promptly at 9:00 am. Price includes bus transportation and entrance fee. Further details will be mailed to participants before the trip. Limited enrollment.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Golden 1 Center                                                              $20

#Club510       3/13                Tues               9:00 am–1:00 pm

The California Museum—Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII

The Museum’s longest running exhibit, “Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII,” surveys a century of Japanese American history in California. Japanese immigrants and their American-born children overcame racial prejudice as they established businesses and farms, built thriving communities and contributed to the state’s prosperity. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in early 1942. The order cleared the way for the forced removal of all Japanese Americans from the West Coast. By spring, 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced into hastily-built “Assembly Centers”, eventually moving to ten long-term incarceration centers in isolated areas, including Manzanar and Tule Lake in California. Continuing through the 1980s, the exhibit chronicles how Japanese Americans overcame the hardships of incarceration and worked to re-establish their lives and their communities, and ultimately won redress for their wartime losses. The exhibit includes photographs, art and artifacts from the Japanese American Archival Collection at Sacramento State and private lenders. We will meet at the Dietrich Theater and leave promptly at 9:30am. Price includes bus transportation and entrance fee. Further details will be mailed to participants before the trip. Limited enrollment.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
The California Museum                                                  $20

#Club515       4/13                Fri                   9:30 am–1:00 pm

Film

50 Years Ago: 1968 Remembering “In the Heat of the Night”

“In the Heat of the Night” was a breakthrough movie on many levels. The film is a commentary on racial prejudice and injustice during the battle for Civil Rights plus an insight into a small rural Southern town law and order. It won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor for Rod Steiger (and two more) only a few days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., touched people’s lives, and changed many forever. In this one-day class, we will watch and discuss this fascinating film and reflect on what was happening in America in 1968, compared with today as we continue to struggle with race relations and the justice system’s treatment of minorities. Join us for a retrospective look back at one of the most relevant films ever made. Starring Academy Award winner, Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, and Lee Grant; directed by Canadian born Norman Jewison with music by Quincy Jones and title song performed by the incomparable Ray Charles.
Linda Derosier

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library       Willow Room                  FREE

#Club204       3/6 only           Tues                     1:00–4:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                        FREE

#Club312       3/7 only           Wed                    9:30–12:30pm

American Films

“Oldies but Goodies” to view and discuss…“Tootsie”—Pollack (1982), “Paris, Texas”—Wenders (1984), “Devil in a Blue Dress”—Franklin (1995), “The Verdict”—Lumet (1982), “The Man Who Wasn’t There”—Coen Brothers (2001).
Lincoln Curtis

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Rosevile Center (Vernon)   Room 259                           $40

#Club301       2/8-3/8            Thurs                    1:00–4:00pm

Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103                   $40

#Club801       2/9-3/16          Fri                         1:00–4:00pm
no class 2/16

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” is a sequel to former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” first shown to classes in 2006. In it he addresses the progress made since to tackle the problems of climate change. It was timely then and even more so now with all the recent catastrophes, be it hurricanes and floods, wildfires earthquakes and more.
Curtis Covington

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                             $5

#Club307       3/15 only         Thurs                    1:00–4:00pm

Canadian Immigration through the Eyes of Monsieur Lazhar

As our government debates the future of U.S. immigration policy, Canada experiences a 1% annual population increase based on immigration. The 2011 Canadian film “Monsieur Lazhar” tells the story of a grieving Algerian asylum seeker who accepts a teaching position, educating and nurturing young Montreal students. Exploring issues of cultural differences and acceptance, the film received widespread critical acclaim, was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 84th Academy Awards, and won six Genie Awards, including Best Picture. This class will begin with a short introduction to Canadian immigration policy, to be followed by the film and a concluding discussion.
Ellen Sander

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103                     $5

#Club807       3/13 only         Tues                     1:00–4:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                             $5

#Club320       4/2 only           Mon                      1:00–4:00pm

Cinema 2017

Remarkable films released last year to view and discuss…“The Confirmation”—Nelson/U.S.A.; “Frantz”—Ozon/France; “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MIssouri”—McDonagh/England; “The Unknown Girl”—Dardenne Brothers/Belgium; “Wonderstruck”—Haynes/U.S.A.
Lincoln Curtis

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $40

#Club302       4/5-5/17          Thurs                    1:00–4:00pm
no class 4/12, 4/26

Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103                   $40

#Club811       4/6-5/18          Fri                         1:00–4:00pm
no class 4/13, 4/27

Directed by Niki Caro. Who is Niki Caro?

Niki Caro was born in New Zealand and is considered an exceptional director, film producer and screenwriter. She is self-taught, with commercials for Nike and Tower Insurance as her first try at this medium. Her films have an upbeat theme and winning attitude that successfully navigate their complex story lines. In this class, we will watch and discuss four of her films: “Whale Rider” (2002) the story of a young Maori girl’s journey to find her place in a predominately male culture. “North Country” (2005) starring Charlize Theron based on the true story of women facing difficult working conditions in a taconite factory in northern Minnesota. “McFarland, USA” (2015) with Kevin Costner, is the fact based story of a teacher/coach struggles to start the first cross-country team in California’s central valley and “The Zoo Keeper’s Wife” (2017) featuring Jessica Chastain in another true story of the 1939 Warsaw’s zoo and the efforts she and her family made to smuggle Jews out of Poland during WWII. Please join us as we examine more closely the subtle yet powerful themes of losing, winning and the costs to make progress against great odds.
Linda Derosier

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library       Redwood Room                 $35

#Club203       2/6-2/27          Tues                     1:00–4:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $35

#Club311       2/7-2/28          Wed                9:30am–12:30pm

Fantastic Cinema and Social Criticism

One way to mount a criticism of existing social relations and power structures is to disguise its politics by cloaking it in a fantastic genre, such as Science Fiction, Horror or Fantasy. “1984”  or “The Handmaid’s Tale” serve as good examples of this idea. This course will examine two sci-fi films, two horror films, and a fantasy film; we will consider the ways they work and the criticisms of society that they make. We will screen these films in their entirety, and discuss “This Island Earth” (1955); “Curse of the Demon” (1957); “Robocop” (1987); “Ravenous” (1999); “Pleasantville” (1998).
Dan Shoemaker

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103                   $40

#Club812       4/9-5/7            Mon                      1:00–4:00pm

From the Stage to the Screen: Films Adapted from Plays

Live theatre can be engaging and intimate for its audience, and then take on a whole new life when adapted to the big screen. In this class we will watch and discuss these films that were based on plays: “Twelve Angry Men” (1957); “The Philadelphia Story” (1940); “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” (1958); and “The Lion In Winter” (1968).
Sam Schlafer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library       Redwood Room                 $35

#Club205       4/9-5/14          Mon                      6:00–9:00pm
no class 4/30

Out of The Past, Great Western Films You May Never Have Seen

There have been many great classic Western films made during the past 80 years, as the Golden Age of Hollywood Westerns began in 1939 and produced many good but forgotten films, to films made in the 1950s and 1960s as the era came to a close. We will watch five of those: “Garden of Evil” (1954) with Gary Cooper, Richard Widmark, Susan Hayward; “Seven Men from Now” (1956) with Randolph Scott, Lee Marvin; “The Bravados” (1958) with Gregory Peck; “Hombre” (1967) with Paul Newman, Frederic March, Richard Boone; and "The Stalking Moon", 1968, with Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint. Films subject to change based on availability.
Curtis Covington

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $40

#Club318       4/4-5/2            Wed                      1:00–4:00pm

Hope and Peril—21st Century African Emigration

Immigration in Europe is a politically contentious issue, as it is in the United States. The Senegalese director, Moussa Touré, in his 2012 film “La Pirogue,” chronicles a perilous sea voyage from Senegal to Spain made by 30 men and one woman, each seeking economic opportunity but with independent reasons, cultural backgrounds and beliefs. The film presents the stark reality of West African emigration amid 21st century economic realities. This class will examine the topic of immigration rooted in the failures of European nations to fulfill post-colonial promises enabling economic development in Africa.
Ellen Sander

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103                     $5

#Club816       2/7 only           Wed                      1:00–4:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                             $5

#Club322       5/8 only           Tues                     1:00–4:00pm

The Films of Christopher Nolan: Sculpting in Time and Memory

He’s an enigmatic and exceptional filmmaker who’s rebooted the modern blockbuster, bringing thought-provoking drama and cerebral stories to the big worlds of the silver screen while captivating his audience with mind bending stories, twists, and thrills. In this class we will watch and discuss: “The Prestige” (2006); “Inception” (2010); “Interstellar” (2014); “Dunkirk” (2017); and “Memento” (2000).
Sam Schlafer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library       Redwood Room                 $40

#Club201       2/9-3/16          Friday                    1:00–4:00pm
no class 2/16

Geography

Physical Geography for People in a Hurry

Ever feel left out of those physical geography conversations? You don’t have time to take the full semester course? This course covers the most important physical geography topics: global wind and pressure systems, climate classification, and plate tectonics. Join in those weather, climate and earthquake conversations with confidence.
Richard Neil

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $20

#Club306       2/8-3/1            Thurs            10:00am–12:00pm

Government and Politics

Constitution Matters

Many people in politics and the media refer to the Constitution; very few have read it. In this course, we will explore the history of the writing of the U.S. Constitution, what led to the Bill of Rights, and we will actually study the document.
Janet Rankin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N6-204                       $5

#Club817       4/11 only         Wed              10:00am–12:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                             $5

#Club319       4/18 only         Wed              10:00am–12:00pm

Philosophers, Preachers and Farmers: How we Got to Declaring Independence

How did we get to the Declaration of Independence? In this course we’ll explore the ideas and events that led us to the creation of this document including Enlightenment Ideology and the Second Great Awakening. We will also examine the Declaration of Independence and the ideas contained therein.
Janet Rankin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N6-204                     $15

#Club810       3/14-3/21        Wed              10:00am–12:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $15

#Club305       3/12-3/19        Mon              10:00am–12:00pm

The Emergence of One American Nation Part II

Part I was taught in the fall of 2017. This will be the second part of the course and will pick up where the first course finished. We will cover the problems that the first American government confronted during the Revolutionary War and the immediate post-war period; the movement to create a new constitution; the constitutional convention; and the ratification of that constitution. The role that Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison played during this period will be emphasized. (Part I is not required to take Part II)
Donald Fraser

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 350                           $15

#Club310       2/7-2/28          Wed              10:00am–12:00pm

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 diplomats face each day and the skills they employ to meet them.
Steven Browning

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 350                           $30

#Club308       2/6-3/6            Tues             10:00am–12:00pm

History

The Abrahamic Religion—Judaism, Christianity and Islam Part 1

According to Jewish legend, in 1700BC a man named Abraham put his faith in a god named YHVH, and in return was instructed to “look up now at the sky and count the stars if you can. So uncountable will your descendants be.” Those words, as it turns out, were prophetic. This course surveys the history, literature, beliefs and practices of the Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam—religions which taken together comprise more than half of the world’s population.
Jason File

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Rocklin Campus                  Room W-100                       $20

#Club902       2/5-3/12          Mon                      3:30–5:00pm
No class 2/19

The Abrahamic Religion—Judaism, Christianity and Islam Part 2

This session continues the surveys of history, literature, beliefs and practices of the Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam presented in Part 1.
Jason File

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Rocklin Campus                  Room W-100                       $20

#Club903       4/2-4/30          Mon                      3:30–5:00pm

FLOTUS: America’s First Ten First Ladies

First Ladies Washington through Tyler; 1789–1845. 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.
Joan Griffin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $25

#Club313       4/6-5/4            Fri                         1:30–3:30pm

FLOTUS: America’s Second Ten First Ladies

First Ladies Polk through Garfield; 1845–1881. 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 second group of ten First Ladies. How did they live? How did they support and influence their President husbands? Some are famous in their own right, like Mary Todd Lincoln, 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 second group of ten First Ladies.
Joan Griffin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N15-101                   $25

#Club814       4/10-5/8          Tues             10:00am–12:00pm

The Life of Jewish People in the USSR

Come experience photos and personal stories collected and narrated by the people of modern Ukraine and Belarus.
Jewish people lived in Eastern Europe long before the 1917 revolution. In general, they successfully integrated into the local community, but did not escape the persecution. How did the life of Jewish society change under Soviet power? Were they “for” or “against”? How did the representatives of the Jewish community take part in the cultural and economic life of the USSR, and did this country become their home? Join us as we discuss these and other questions.
Alex Yarmolyuk

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                        FREE

#Club321       2/6 only           Tues                    2:00–4:00pm

Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103                FREE

#Club813       4/3 only           Tues                     2:00–4:00pm

Humanities

Tom Fisher: Ancients and Intrigue

Join this intriguing class as each session we explore a new, fascinating subject:

1. Engineering an Empire, the Aztecs: Learn how the fantastic Aztec rise to power was achieved via brilliant military campaigns and ingenious technological mastery amid harsh conditions, and including human sacrifice.
Aztec Massacre: Previously, many historians believed the Spanish Conquistadors were recognized as gods by the Aztecs. A new archaeological discovery near Mexico’s capital city is changing what we thought and knew about Aztec civilization.

2. Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb: Little evidence remains of Egypt’s last queen, but a radical new theory about Cleopatra leads a maverick archaeologist to search where no one else has dared.
Extreme Creatures: Join me as we visit some of the most intriguing, out of the ordinary and incredible animals, plants, fish and insects in the world, and their outlandish behaviors.

3. Herculaneum: Just a few miles from fabled Pompeii lies another city buried and frozen in time by Mt. Vesuvius’s eruption of A.D. 79. We will explore this city engulfed by blistering pyroclastic flows that caused instant and horrific destruction and death.
Close In and Close Up: Using macro photography, examine the incredible close-up world of plants, flowers, insects, animals, water, humans and metal products.

4. Neros’ Sunken City: A 16th century city lost to the same range of volcanoes that entombed Pompeii, Baisse lies in the depth of the Bay of Naples. We’ll look at the remains of a city ruled by rich elite absent of social rules.

Colossus of Rhodes: One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Colossus of Rhodes is a 90 foot high human figure that spanned the harbor mouth. This statue is said to have been constructed circa 300 B.C. and was later destroyed.
Tom Fisher

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Rocklin Campus                  Room D-12                         $35

#Club901       4/6-5/4            Fri                     1:30pm-3:30pm
no class 4/20

Ancient Egypt Part II: The New Kingdom to Cleopatra

We will continue our study of Ancient Egypt as we move from the Fabulous Dynasty XVIII, to Tutankhamen, to the first monotheism of the ancient world Akhenaten, the Heretic Pharaoh. Our study will also move to a wide range of topics including the amazing life of Rameses II, Egypt divided, the Nubians, the appearance of Alexander the Great, and on to the final Ptolemy, Cleopatra. We will take some side trips to Egyptian medicine, mummification and obelisks. An ambitious but exciting adventure!
Emil Augustine

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $35

#Club317       4/3-5/1            Tues                     2:00–4:00pm

Twelve Bridges Library       Willow Room                      $35

#Club207       4/4-5/2            Wed                      2:00–4:00pm

The History of Canadian Photography

Canadian photography first appeared in Quebec in the 1840s and, with the exception of documenting the British Columbia gold rush of the 1850s-60s, was largely restricted to eastern Canada. As the artistic medium developed, government expeditions surveyed the prairies for colonization and development, and native and immigrant photographers preserved aspects of aboriginal peoples, cultural heritage and immigration. Later, tourism, nation building, agriculture, aquaculture and resource development were recorded from coast to coast. The National Gallery of Canada (1934) and the still photography division of the National Film Board (1939) were instrumental in establishing Canadian photography as a fine art and journalistic medium. This course will explore the development of Canadian photography from its inception through the early 1960s.
Ellen Sander

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  

#Club304       CANCELED

Nevada County Campus     

#Club805       CANCELED

The Remains of the Day: Film and Novel

Japanese-British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. We will study his most famous novel, “The Remains of the Day” (1989). First, we’ll view the highly successful film adaptation that starred Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, and discuss how the film differs from its source material. We’ll examine Ishiguro’s career, and then delve into his absorbing novel. You will get most out of the course if you read the book in advance.
Winslow Rogers

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $20

#Club303       2/23-3/9          Fri                         1:30–4:00pm

Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103                   $20

#Club803       2/26-3/12        Mon                      1:00–3:30pm

Literature and Writing

A Class Act(s): Reading Shakespeare

Together we will read several of Shakespeare’s later works, referred to by scholars as “the romances.” These include “Winter’s Tale,” “The Tempest,” and “Cymbeline.” If time permits, we may also read the comedies “Twelfth Night” and “Measure for Measure.” This class offers you the opportunity to become immersed in the language and peculiarities of one of Shakespeare’s wonderful characters as we act out the plays.
Carol Fegté

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     

#Club802       CANCELED

Transformative Journaling

From ten minute writing to Morning Pages, we all think that journaling is a great idea, but often one that we can never quite fit into our day. In these four classes, I will help you find your voice, find your writing purpose and even help you find your pen.
Catharine Bramkamp

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N6-204                     $20

#Club806       2/6-2/27          Tues                     2:30–4:30pm

Writing Salon

A constructive and supportive working group venture designated to encourage writers of all genres and levels of experience. Every week we will share something we’ve written—anything from a letter to the editor to an excerpt from a novel and everything in between. Critique will center on how to improve not just our writing, but how best to discuss it, as well.
Katherine Longshore

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $20

#Club314       4/5-4/26          Thurs            10:00am–12:00pm

Music

Musical Prodigies

Musical prodigies produce in us a sense of curiosity and awe. But the subject impinges also on other common interests, such as teaching and learning, brain development and human potential, styles of child rearing—and abuse, marketing and commercialization. And, what of prodigies in other areas? Chess, mathematics, visual art—what do they all share, if anything? We will look at historical prodigies such as Mozart, Mendelssohn, Saint Saens, and contemporary musical prodigies like Ethan Bortnic, Emily Baer, Alma Deutcher and others. Members of the class are encouraged to find videos of young prodigies, hopefully two, a few years apart so we can see progress. Some knowledge of music and/or musical entertainers advisable.
William Durbrow

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     

#Club809       CANCELED

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       1/24-5/16        Wed                      6:30–9:00pm

Placer Pops

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       1/23-5/8          Tues                    6:30–9:30 pm

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Sixties—Side One

Take an entertaining and informative musical journey through the 1960s. You’ll hear great music, watch videos featuring rock, pop and soul legends and learn their compelling personal stories. This class will cover the Beatles and the British Invasion; the Sound of San Francisco (Creedence Clearwater, Janis Joplin, Santana, etc.); Soul music giants (Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, James Brown); the classic pop of the Beach Boys; One-Hit Wonders of the 60s; electric guitar heroes (Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin); and singer-songwriters like Simon and Garfunkel.
David Anderson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library       Willow Room                      $30

#Club202       2/8-3/8            Thurs                    1:30–3:30pm

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Sixties—Side Two

Take an entertaining and informative musical journey through the 1960s. You’ll hear great music, watch videos featuring rock, pop, and soul legends and learn their compelling personal stories. This class will cover the music from Motown (Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes, etc.); the Rolling Stones along with late ’60s British bands like the Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, and the original Fleetwood Mac; the Sound of Los Angeles (Mamas and Papas, Byrds, the Doors); the best of ’60s pop music by the Lovin’ Spoonful, Roy Orbison, and the Four Seasons; and songwriting legends such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.
David Anderson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library       Willow Room                      $30

#Club206       4/5-5/3            Thurs                    1:30–3:30pm

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The 1970s—Side One

In the 1970s, rock splintered into many diverse styles: Singer-songwriters like James Taylor, Carole King, and Paul Simon flourished. Soul music exploded with artists like The Isley Brothers, Earth, Wind, & Fire, War, Al Green, the O’Jays, and the Spinners. Southern rock became hugely popular (Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd). The #1 pop artist of the decade was Elton John and Three Dog Night had hit after hit. Legends like Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, and Pink Floyd dominated FM rock radio. In Los Angeles, country rock emerged (Eagles, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt), along with the revolutionary music of the Doors and the creative genius of Joni Mitchell. In this class, you’ll learn the history of all of these artists—and discover new ’70s artists and their music.
David Anderson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 259                           $30

#Club309       2/13-3/13        Tues                     1:30–3:30pm

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The 1970s—Side Two

In this class, you’ll hear great music, watch videos and hear personal stories about the artists that made the ’70s rock’s greatest decade. Britain rocked with the music of David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, and the Who. Motown moved to LA and gave us a string of hits by Marvin Gaye, the Jackson Five, the Temptations, and Stevie Wonder. In Northern California, the Doobie Brothers, Grateful Dead, Steve Miller and Santana created an astonishing legacy of music. You’ll hear the story of Sacramento’s Tower Records and how FM rock radio began and grew to dominate the airwaves with artists like Queen, Steely Dan, and Eric Clapton. Progressive Rock (Yes, Jethro Tull, Genesis) flourished, and in the late ’70s punk rock (Ramones, Sex Pistols, Clash) shook the music world and new wave (Talking Heads, Blondie, Elvis Costello) followed. In this class, you’ll learn the history of all of these artists—and discover new ’70s artists and their music.
David Anderson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 350                           $30

#Club316       4/3-5/1            Tues                     1:30–3:30pm

Special Interest Groups

Great Decisions

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 a group meeting for discussion. Each year, a panel of experts chooses eight topics. This year’s topics are 1) The waning of Pax Americana?, 2) Russia’s foreign policy, 3) China and America: the new geopolitical equation, 4) Media and foreign policy, 5) Turkey: a partner in crisis, 6) U.S. global engagement and the military, 7) South Africa’s fragile democracy, and 8) Global health: progress and challenges.
Members will need to purchase “Great Decisions, 2018 Edition,” and read the topic of the week in preparation for discussion at the first meeting. The book will be about $25 and can be ordered at: www.fpa.org/great_decisions
Mike Theodore

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 350                        FREE

#Club640       2/8-5/17          Thurs                    2:00–4:00pm
meets every other Thursday (2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17
Kent Penwarden

Nevada County Campus     Room N15-101                FREE

#Club645       2/9-5/18          Fri                 10:00am–12:00pm
meets every other Friday (2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18

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, advance through the challenge of Special Hands, and conclude with strategy. The history and art of Mahjong will be presented. Bring your Mahjong set, if you have one.
Kent Penwarden

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103                FREE

#Club630       2/8-5/10          Thurs            10:00am–12:00pm
no class 3/29

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-Student Center FREE

#Club625       2/6-5/15          Tues                     2:15–4:15pm
no class 3/27

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       1/17-5/16        Wed                      1:00–4:00pm
no class 3/28

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 February 13 meeting is “Name Sake” by Jhampa Lahiri. Discussion is informal and participation is encouraged. Members will need to obtain their own books.
Book Group

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N6-204                  FREE

#Club620       2/6-5/8            Tues             11:00am–12:20pm
meets the second Tuesday of each month 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8

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 February 8 meeting is “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson. 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       2/8-5/10          Thurs            10:00am–12:00pm
meets the second Thursday of each month 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10

Wellness

Flexible and Fit

Drawing from a variety of time-tested disciplines, this class offers effective, results-producing movements designed specifically for the OLLI student at whatever your level is. These exercises will add strength and elasticity to your muscles and frame while protecting and strengthening your back. You will also work your heart in a very gentle way and achieve freedom in movement and less pain. Best of all, we’re doing all this to the music we know and love: ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. It is not too late to rejuvenate your body! Comfortable clothing and yoga mat required.
Laina Dicker

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50

#Club450       1/16-3/8          Tues/Thurs       11:00–11:50am

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.
Laina Dicker/Lori Fee

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50

#Club420       1/17-3/14        Mon/Wed          10:00–10:50am
No class 2/19

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50

#Club421       3/19-5/16        Mon/Wed          10:00–10:50am
No class 3/26, 3/28

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.
Laina Dicker/Lori Fee

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50

#Club430       1/17-3/14        Mon/Wed          11:00–11:50am
No class 2/19

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50

#Club431       3/19-5/16        Mon/Wed          11:00–11:50am
No class 3/26, 3/28

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       1/16-3/8          Tues/Thurs       10:00–10:50am

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $50

#Club441       3/20-5/17        Tues/Thurs       10:00–10:50am
No class 3/27, 3/29

Qigong for Vitality and Ease

This course will introduce participants to the foundational practices of Radiant Heart Qigong. This is a gentle art that integrates movement and breath with mindfulness, and cultivates the body’s vital energy. This simple practice reduces stress and calms the nervous system. These easy exercises do not require a change of clothes, special place, equipment or skills, all levels are welcome!
Martine Shelley

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $35

#Club461       2/7-3/14          Wed                    12:00–1:30pm

Roseville Center (Vernon)  Room 354                           $35

#Club460       4/4-5/9            Wed                    12:00–1:30pm

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, with therapeutic effects.
Kathrin Wilson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N12-103                   $45

#Club840       4/2-5/16          Mon/Wed      11:00am–12:00pm

T’ai Chi Ch’uan Class

T’ai Chi is a physical exercise, which originated in ancient China that promotes relaxation, good health, and peace of mind. T’ai Chi consists of a series of movements that involve turning, shifting weight from one leg to another, bending and unbending the legs, and various arm movements. The T’ai Chi forms teach the practitioner to keep his or her body balanced and in a central position; erect and well postured. T’ai Chi clears the mind, strengthens the brain, and benefits the heart. It also helps to lower blood pressure, soften blood vessels and regulate the circulation of blood.
Joseph Guida

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus     Room N13-104                   $50

#Club830       1/16-3/8          Tues/Thurs       10:00–10:50am

Nevada County Campus     Room N13-104                   $50

#Club831       3/20-5/17        Tues/Thurs       10:00–10:50am
No class 3/27, 3/29

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

Madison McCoy Classified Temp. AA, OLLI

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

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