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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.

Summer 2018 Classes

Film

Family in Film

Films to view and discuss…Childhood: “The Kid with a Bike”— Dardenne Brothers, Belgium (2012); Adolescence: “Ladybird”—Gerwig, USA (2017); Adulthood: “The Past”—Farhadi, Iran/France (2017); Senior Citizenry: “Still Mine”—McGowan, Canada (2013)
Lincoln Curtis

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 259
#Club304 7/2-7/23, Monday, 1:00-4:00 pm
$35

Nevada County Campus - Room N12-103
#Club803 7/3-7/24, Tuesday, 10:00am-1:00 pm
$35

Wes Anderson: Films with Wit and Style

Wes Anderson is a modern auteur, a director from Houston who makes rollicking, funny and quirky films that wear their influences from the movies of the 1960s and 1970s on their sleeve. His movies feel like self-contained worlds with large ensemble casts that continue to add some of cinemas favorite people, including Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Anjelica Huston, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton and Gene Hackman. In this class we will watch and discuss: “Rushmore” (1998); “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001); “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” (2004) and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014), which was nominated for nine Academy Awards.
Sam Schlafer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library - Redwood Room
#Club201 6/25-7/16, Monday, 1:00-4:00 pm
$35

Government and Politics

Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz”: A Political Satire on the Election of 1896

The Wizard of Oz is loved as a classic American movie but in reality was a pointed essay by Baum concerning the 1896 election between McKinley and Bryan. This course will chart the economic history of the U.S. from 1828 to 1913 so that participants will understand “the yellow (gold) brick road” and the Emerald City along with the witches of the North, East, South and West. We’ll read excerpts from the book, see movie clips and understand the economic issues of the late 19th century.
Terence McAteer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus - Room N7-215 
#Club801  7/9-7/23, Monday, 10:00am-12:00 pm
$20

The Art of the New Deal

In the summer of 1932, Franklin Roosevelt pledged “a new deal for the American people.” In this course we’ll explore the wide-ranging programs under the New Deal (or reminisce if you have a story to share). Particular interest will be paid to the various Art Programs of the New Deal with an emphasis on the question “was it art or relief?” Local and national art projects will be explored.
Janet Rankin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 259 
#Club303  7/11-7/25, Wednesday, 10:00-12:00 pm
$20

Nevada County Campus - Room N6-206 
#Club806  7/11-7/25, Wednesday, 2:30-4:30 pm
$20

History

Native Americans of Nevada County

Expand your awareness of our Native American neighbors. Guest speakers, some who are members of the local tribe, will present the culture of the Native Americans who live in Nevada County. Photographs will highlight the life of the tribe, childhood memories will be recalled and history will be recounted. Archeology will illuminate the past while government restrictions on Native Americans will be explained. Become acquainted with the descendants of the original inhabitants of Nevada County.
Kent Penwarden

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus - Room N6-204
#Club805    6/14-7/19, Thursday, 10:00am-12:00 pm
no class 7/5
$30

The Fall of Rome and Its Aftermath: A Study in Late Antiquity

Why did Rome fall? And how did that event transform the known world? In this series of classes, we will try to make sense of the current historical research that has shed new light on the complexity of late antiquity. We will explore the migration of barbarian tribes and attempt to understand who they are. We will turn our attention to the east and see the development of Byzantium and the emergence of a new religious movement, Islam. And we will try to understand Christianity, caught between two powerful institutions east and west. Finally, we discover what it was like to live in that precarious historical period.
Emil Augustine

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 259
#Club306  6/26-7/24, Tuesday, 2:00-4:00 pm
no class 7/3
$30

Twelve Bridges Library - Willow Room
#Club202    6/27-7/25, Wednesday, 2:00-4:00 pm
no class 7/4
$30

Humanities

Rise and Collapse of the Soviet Empire: What’s Next?

You have been asking many times, so here you have it! In the theme of the rise and collapse of the USSR, what is hot in summer 2018? How do post-Soviet countries live? Are there any updates on the Ukraine conflict including Crimea? Is it an honor to be an officer in the Ukrainian Army? How does Ukraine deal with the consequences of Chernobyl? How do the local “baby boomers” deal with life challenges and changes? Are there programs like OLLI in the Ukraine? What is Russia’s agenda and are we about to face another Cold War? Oh, I will also share with you an 78-year-old Siberian woman’s secret to staying young and happy. Join us for this two-hour discussion.
Alex Yarmolyuk

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus - Room N15-101               
#Club808 6/25 only, Monday, 1:00-3:00 pm
FREE

Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 259                       
#Club305   6/27 only, Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 pm
FREE

The Abrahamic Religion—Judaism, Christianity and Islam

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                      
#Club902     6/11-7/9, Monday, 1:30-3:00 pm
$20

Two Visions of Cuba—1933 and 60 Years Later

On assignment for a 1933 investigative journalism project, the American photographer Walker Evans documented Havana, Cuba prior to the coup d’état of President Gerardo Machado. He recorded disparity and internal displacement marked by the collapse of sugar prices and the resulting informal economies operating within the formal institutions of the (American) tourist economy. Sixty years later, the Italian photographer Ernesto Bazan photographed The Special Period, chronicling the island from the perspective of an insider married to a Cuban woman. This short course will compare and reflect upon a population represented by two distinct photographic styles and purposes.
Ellen Sander

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus - Room N6-206
#Club802   6/11-6/18, Monday, 1:00-3:00 pm
$15

Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 259
#Club301
   6/13-6/20, Wednesday,  1:00-3:00 pm
$15

Literature and Writing

Transformative Journaling

Transformative journaling a way to organically organize our thoughts and experiences in a positive manner. By telling our story we not only move ourselves into the heroine position, but recent findings, linked to the studies of brain plasticity have discovered that consistent journaling can reduce doctor visits and improve overall health. In these four classes you will find your voice, find your writing purpose and even find your pen!
Catharine Bramkamp

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus - Room N6-204
#Club804
    6/12-7/24, Tuesday, 2:30-4:30 pm
no class 7/3, 7/10
$25

Music

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
#Club815    6/13-7/18, Wednesday, 6:30-9:00 pm
no class 7/4
$25

Special Interest

Book Clubs

Meet to choose and discuss terrific books. Selections include fiction and nonfiction, contemporary and classic. Discussion is informal and participation is encouraged. Members will need to obtain their own books.
The book clubs have selected “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn West as their book for the June meetings.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus - Room N6-204
#Club620
   6/12-8/14, Tuesday,  11:00-12:30 pm
Meets the second Tuesday of each month: 6/12, 7/10, 8/14
FREE

Twelve Bridges Library - Fir Room
#Club610   6/14-8/9,  Thursday, 10:00-12:00 pm
Meets the second Thursday of each month: 6/14, 7/12, 8/9
FREE

Mahjong Clubs

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

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 229
#Club605
    6/13-7/25, Wednesday, 1:00-4:00 pm
FREE

Nevada County Campus - Room N6-205
#Club625   6/12-7/24, Tuesday, 2:15-4:15 pm
FREE

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.
Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 354
 #Club350     6/12-7/26, Tuesday/Thursday, 11:00am-11:50  am
 $45                 

Nutrition Confidential

Despite a plethora of nutrition information on every food product, the collective nutritional knowledge of the buying public hovers below normal. We talk a good talk and then buy highly processed junk food by the ton. The most convenient, most advertised, most familiar foods are not nourishing; they promote T2 obesity and related chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes and atherosclerosis. This class is designed to help break the high-calorie, low-nutrition and chemicals loaded junk food eating habit so deeply embedded in our nation’s diet. During the session, participants will assess the real nutrition value of their favorite foods and take steps towards intelligent shopping, smart cooking and healthy eating.
Gopal Kapur

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 229
#Club308
    6/12-6/26, Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00 pm
$20

Qigong for Vitality and Ease

An introduction to Qigong. This is a form of gentle, flowing, meditative movement. It is simple and easy to learn. It integrates movement and with mindfulness and cultivates the body’s vital energy. This simple practice brings ease and well-being by reducing your stress and calming your nervous system. These easy exercises do not require a change of clothes, special place, equipment or skills. All levels are welcome!
Martin Shelley

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 354
#Club360    6/20-7/2, Monday/Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm
$20

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
#Club310   6/11-7/18, Monday/Wednesday, 10:00am-10:50 am
no class 7/4
$40

Tai Chi—Intermediate Level 1

Continuing students will begin to learn the second section of the Yang Long form, with an emphasis on learning basic concepts, stances and poses in more detail.
Lori Fee/Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 354
#Club320   6/11-7/19, Monday/Thursday, 9:00-9:50 am
$40

Tai Chi—Intermediate Level 2

Continuing students are introduced to further sequences of the Yang Long form.
Lori Fee

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 354
#Club330    6/11-7/18, Monday/Wednesday, 11:00am-11:50 am
no class 7/4
$40

Tai Chi—Advanced

Continuing students learn the intricacies of articulation, timing, breathing, the purposes behind the moves and advanced fluidity.
Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon) - Room 354
#Club340    6/12-7/26, Tuesday/Thursday, 10:00am-10:50 am
$45

T’ai Chi Ch’uan

T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a physical exercise that promotes good health, relaxation and peace of mind. T’ai Chi teaches you to keep the erect and balanced. It clears the mind and strengthens the brain, benefits the heart and lowers blood pressure.
Joseph Guida

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus - Room N12-103
#Club830
     6/11-7/25, Monday/Wednesday, 10:00am-10:50 am
no class 7/4
$45

Contact

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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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