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  SPRING 2013: OLLI Courses

OLLI mem­bers have first pri­or­ity reg­is­tra­tion for courses. Any­one may reg­is­ter for an OLLI class; how­ever, non­mem­bers must pay $25 addi­tional fee per class. Up until the week before the course begins, non­mem­bers may be dropped from the course if space is lim­ited and mem­bers wish to enroll.

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Course Title Day of Week Start Date
Gen­tle Yoga: Ses­sion 1 Mon. 1/14
Tai Chi Made EZ: Ses­sion 1 Mon. 1/28
Chado: Japan­ese Tea Ceremony Mon. 2/04
Soul­Col­lage: Multiplicity Mon. 2/11
Gen­tle Yoga: Ses­sion 2 Mon. 3/04
Tai Chi Made EZ: Ses­sion 2 Mon. 3/11
Soul­Col­lage: Themes Mon. 4/08
Gen­tle Yoga: Ses­sion 3 Mon. 4/15
His­tor­i­cal Hideaways Tues. 2/05
Golden Age of Dutch Painting Tues. 2/05
Close to the Bone: Writ­ing From The Inside Out Tues. 2/05
Liv­ing Tao T’ai Ji Tues. 2/19
Super­storm Sandy Tues. 2/26
Byzan­tine Empire Tues. 2/26
It’s Not Just jazz Tues. 3/05
Fun, Forms & Func­tion of Folklore Tues. 3/05
Floods of North­ern California Tues. 3/05
Beyond Tours Tues. 3/12
Jane Austen (Garberville) Tues. 3/26
Con­sti­tu­tional Myths (Garberville) Tues. 3/26
Art as Alchem­i­cal Path to Healing Tues. 3/26
Road to Publication Tues. 5/7
King Lear Tues. 4/16
Mov­ing Your Words (Garberville) Tues. 4/09
Water­color (Garberville) Tues. 4/09
Land­scape Design Tues. 4/09
Kitchen Gar­den Tues. 4/16
Falk Walk Tues. 5/21
Cre­at­ing Com­mu­nity Assets Wed. 1/30
Amends: For­give­ness Wed. 1/30
Red­wood National & State Parks Wed. 2/06
Pho­tograph­ing People Wed. 2/06
Pilates Plus for OLLI Wed. 2/06
Con­tract Bridge Wed. 2/06
Art & Craft of Advocacy Wed. POSTPONED
Con­ver­sa­tions on Cre­ative Aging Wed. 2/13
Films from Down Under Wed. 2/13
Mod­ern Jazz Wed. 2/20
Inde­pen­dence for a Lifetime Wed. 2/20
Mayan World Wed. 3/13
Bird Feed­ing Wed. 3/13
Way of Wellness Wed. 3/13
Com­mu­nity of Writers Wed. 3/20
Beyond Recov­ery? U.S. Economy Wed. 3/27
Con­sti­tu­tional Myths Wed. 3/27
The Berke­ley Uprising Wed. 4/10
Mov­ing Your Words: Eureka Wed. 4/10
Post-Totalitarian Soci­eties Thurs. 2/07
Dis­abil­ity Studies Thurs. POSTPONED
Artist Show­case Thurs. 2/07
Pit­men Painters Thurs. 2/21
2012 & the Maya Calendar  Thurs. 2/28
Seek­ing Balance Thurs. 2/28
Early Chris­tian­i­ties Thurs. 2/28
Inter­cul­tural Communication Thurs. 3/07
Ink, Brush, Pen  Thurs. 3/21
iBook Thurs. 4/11
Fort Hum­boldt in Civil War Fri. 3/29
What’s Afloat in Hum­boldt Bay Fri. 5/03
Ship­wrecks & Lighthouses Fri. 5/24
Career Guid­ance for Innovatives Sat. 4/6
Cre­ate Cus­tom Travel Albums Sat. 2/09
Steer Clear Sat. 3/02
Fin­ger­paint­ing on your iPad Sat. 3/02
Hum­boldt Heroes Sat. 3/16
Geneal­ogy & Fam­ily History Sat. 3/16
Arm­chair Traveler Sat. 4/20
Shake­speare Fes­ti­val: King Lear Sat. 4/27

 

Wednes­day Brown Bag Lunch
Pre­sen­ta­tions & Discussions

1st WEDNESDAY

Restora­tion and Renewal in
Red­wood National and State Parks

Red­wood National and State Parks (RNSP) con­tain nearly half of the pro­tected old-growth coast red­wood forests left in Cal­i­for­nia, but almost two thirds of the land within RNSP was indus­tri­ally logged before it was acquired for the parks, and its orig­i­nal land­scape was sig­nif­i­cantly damaged.

As a result of this indus­trial past, the U.S. Con­gress man­dated that Red­wood National Park begin a Water­shed Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Pro­gram in 1978.

Over the years, three ongo­ing resource man­age­ment projects have been devel­oped to address the altered land­scape and dam­age to park resources.

Join Ranger Jim Wheeler for these pre­sen­ta­tions cov­er­ing ongo­ing projects fea­tur­ing RNSP resource man­age­ment specialists.

Feb. 6: Restor­ing a Land­scape: Water­shed Restora­tion with geol­o­gist Mike Sanders

March 6: For­est Restora­tion: Second-Growth Man­age­ment with forester Jason Teraoka

April 3: Friendly Fire: The His­tory and Role of Fire with pre­scribed fire man­ager John McClelland

time .….….. noon-2 p.m.

place .….….. HBAC

course .….….. Free to OLLI mem­bers (27704)To reserve your seat for any ses­sion, call OLLI at 826‑5880, or stop by room 208 dur­ing OLLI office hours at HBAC to reserve a seat.

Jim Wheeler has been a park ranger/interpreter at Red­wood National and State Parks since 1986. He is a grad­u­ate of UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in cul­tural anthro­pol­ogy, and also received a teach­ing cre­den­tial and M.A. in envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion at HSU. Jim has been involved in envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion since 1981.

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Wednes­day Brown Bag Lunch Pre­sen­ta­tions & Discussions

2nd WEDNESDAY

Con­ver­sa­tions on Cre­ative Aging & Liv­ing Life Beyond 50

Join us for con­ver­sa­tions on cre­ative aging – the chal­lenges, choices, real­i­ties and pos­si­bil­i­ties of liv­ing life to the fullest. Each month a guest speaker will make a pre­sen­ta­tion fol­lowed by dis­cus­sion and clos­ing remarks.

This is an oppor­tu­nity to con­nect with friends for lunch, meet other OLLI mem­bers, and share.

Feb. 13: Rol­lie Lam­ber­son is a Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Math­e­mat­ics. Michele Olsen was a col­lege math­e­mat­ics instruc­tor for 25 years. She has been mak­ing cus­tom books for 10 years, and belongs to the North Red­woods Book Arts Guild.

March 13: Marc Mat­te­oli is a local real­tor and com­mu­nity leader, who has recently pub­lished a book North Coast Aviators.

April 10: Kia Ora Zeleny lived, taught and stud­ied in China, explor­ing cul­tural, polit­i­cal and social issues. She has an avid inter­est in world affairs and U.S. for­eign pol­icy, and has par­tic­i­pated in the For­eign Pol­icy Association’s Great Deci­sions pro­gram for many years.

May 8: Don Bremm and Sharon Hanks are both recently retired and fol­low­ing their pas­sion as the owners/winemakers of the Moon­stone Cross­ing Winery.

time .….….. noon-2 p.m.

place .….….. HBAC

course .….….. Free to OLLI mem­bers (27705) To reserve your seat for any ses­sion, call OLLI at 826‑5880, or stop by room 208 dur­ing OLLI office hours at HBAC to reserve a seat.

Course coor­di­na­tor Can­dee Fetsch Kim­brell is a mem­ber of the OLLI Cur­ricu­lum Com­mit­tee. She is an HSU grad­u­ate, local edu­ca­tor and life­long learner.

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Wednes­day Brown Bag Lunch Pre­sen­ta­tions & Discussions

3rd WEDNESDAY

Pro­mot­ing Inde­pen­dence for a Life­time: A Series on Issues and Oppor­tu­ni­ties for Seniors

Feb. 20: Learn to Advo­cate for Some­one in a Long Term Care Facil­ity with Suzi Fregeau
Learn about the Long Term Care Ombuds­man Pro­gram and how you can be an advo­cate for dig­nity, qual­ify of life and care of your loved ones liv­ing in long term care facil­i­ties. Do you know the rights of res­i­dents in facil­i­ties? Do you know who to talk to when you or a loved one has a prob­lem in a facil­ity? The ombuds­man helps res­i­dents, their fam­i­lies and friends under­stand and exer­cise rights guar­an­teed by law.

March 20: Care­giver Ser­vices and Senior Infor­ma­tion and Assis­tance with Jeanie Ren
Senior Infor­ma­tion and Assis­tance is a con­fi­den­tial pro­gram in Del Norte and Hum­boldt coun­ties, link­ing older adults, their care­givers or fam­ily mem­bers to ser­vice and resource infor­ma­tion. This pro­gram pro­vides advo­cacy and follow-up, help with com­plet­ing forms and appli­ca­tions, and writ­ing cer­tain types of letters. Caregiver Ser­vices main­tains a care­giver refer­ral reg­istry. The Care­giver Ser­vices Train­ing Pro­gram offers pro­fes­sional train­ing to both paid and unpaid care­givers. The Care­giver Ser­vices Respite Pro­gram can pro­vide a needed break to care­givers by pay­ing for alter­nate care­giver services.

April 17: Medicare and the Afford­able Care Act with Martha John­son
Learn about changes to Medicare based on the Afford­able Care Act and what plans look like for 2013. Learn about how the pieces and parts of Medicare work and what options you may have to save money on your cov­er­age choices.

May 15: Get involved in Vol­un­teer Oppor­tu­ni­ties with­Mau­reen McGarr
Vol­un­teer­ing has great returns – per­sonal ful­fill­ment, new and cre­ative activ­i­ties, oppor­tu­ni­ties to net­work, and con­tribut­ing to the com­mu­nity. Through the Retired Senior Vol­un­teer Pro­gram (RSVP), there are vol­un­teer oppor­tu­ni­ties in edu­ca­tion, envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship, healthy futures, dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness, eco­nomic oppor­tu­ni­ties and vet­er­ans and mil­i­tary families.

Suzi Fregeau is the long term care ombuds­man coor­di­na­tor for Hum­boldt and Del Norte coun­ties. She helps fam­i­lies advo­cate for their loved ones in long term care facil­i­ties. Suzi has exten­sive knowl­edge of State and Fed­eral reg­u­la­tions regard­ing facil­i­ties serv­ing the senior pop­u­la­tion and has worked in the senior and med­ical services.

Jeanie Ren is the pro­gram man­ager for Infor­ma­tion and Assis­tance and Care­giver Ser­vices for Hum­boldt and Del Norte counties.

Martha John­son is the pro­gram man­ager for HICAP (Health Insur­ance Coun­sel­ing and Advo­cacy Pro­gram) serv­ing Hum­boldt and Del Norte Coun­ties. HICAP pro­vides infor­ma­tion assis­tance related to Medicare and Medi-Gap insur­ance policies.

Mau­reen McGarry is the project direc­tor for the Vol­un­teer Cen­ter of the Red­woods (VCOR) and the Retired and Senior Vol­un­teer Pro­gram (RSVP).

time .….….. noon-2 p.m.

place .….….. HBAC

course .….….. Free to OLLI mem­bers (27706) To reserve your seat for any ses­sion, call OLLI at 826‑5880, or stop by room 208 dur­ing OLLI office hours at HBAC to reserve a seat.

Course coor­di­na­tor Mag­gie Kraft is the exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Area 1 Agency on Aging.

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Wednes­day Brown Bag Lunch Pre­sen­ta­tions & Discussions

4th Wednes­day…

Cre­at­ing Com­mu­nity Assets

The abil­ity of indi­vid­u­als and groups in Hum­boldt County to visu­al­ize and cre­ate pos­i­tive change has resulted in pro­grams and busi­nesses such as Access Hum­boldt, Path­ways to Health, Open Door Clin­ics, Vis­it­ing Angels, Koko­tat, Wing Inflat­a­bles, Arts Alive, Fire & Light, and Baroni Jew­elry, as well as envi­ron­men­tal achieve­ments rep­re­sented by the Lost Coast preser­va­tion, the Arcata Marsh, the Com­mu­nity For­est, Hum­boldt Bay­keep­ers, and the thriv­ing oys­ter busi­ness. The OLLI At HSU pro­gram itself is an example.

How did these achieve­ments hap­pen? The pre­sen­ters in this forum will nar­rate these “cre­ation sto­ries:” How the ideas devel­oped, who was involved, and how the project or busi­ness evolved to become a major com­mu­nity asset.

Jan. 30: Access Hum­boldt with Sean MacLaugh­lin
Access Hum­boldt pro­vides four com­mu­nity access tele­vi­sion chan­nels to Hum­boldt County as a result of state leg­is­la­tion impos­ing such require­ments on local cable providers. Those require­ments have since been cur­tailed, but Hum­boldt is very for­tu­nate to still have these pub­lic access cable chan­nels avail­able. Sean McLaugh­lin, the exec­u­tive direc­tor of Access Hum­boldt, will nar­rate the his­tory of Access Hum­boldt, its community-provided pro­gram­ming, and its future direc­tions and opportunities.

Feb. 27: Main Street & Busi­ness Improve­ment Dis­tricts with Jen­nifer Koop­man (Arcata), Char­lotte McDon­ald (Eureka) and Dianna Crow (For­tuna)
Main Street orga­ni­za­tions and Busi­ness Improve­ment Dis­tricts were estab­lished to coor­di­nate and pro­mote city busi­nesses through beau­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­grams and events such as Arcata Main Street’s Oys­ter Fes­ti­val and Arts! Arcata. The story of how these groups arose and con­tribute to the eco­nomic and social devel­op­ment of their com­mu­ni­ties will be nar­rated by indi­vid­u­als rep­re­sent­ing these organizations.

March 27: Kinetic Uni­verse and Sculp­ture Race with Kati Texas and Eric Red­strom
The Kinetic Sculp­ture race is run each year in May from the Arcata Plaza, cross­ing Hum­boldt Bay and through Eureka to Fer­n­dale. This 3-day home­grown adven­ture was devel­oped by local kinetic entre­pre­neurs and cel­e­brated by both par­tic­i­pants and enthu­si­as­tic audi­ences. The event involves many indi­vid­u­als and groups who work hard through­out the year to build and test out their kinetic cre­ations. This event has inspired other sim­i­lar events nation­ally, and attracts many vis­i­tors to Hum­boldt County.

April 24: Aqua­cul­ture on the Bay/The Oys­ter Fes­ti­val with Todd Van Herpe, Greg Dale, Dan Bermanand Vicki Gue­vara Black­well
The own­ers of the Hum­boldt Bay Oys­ter Com­pany and Pacific Seafoods and Dan Berman of the Hum­boldt Bay Har­bor and Recre­ation Dis­trict will dis­cuss local aqua­cul­ture and the oys­ter indus­try that pro­duces most of the oys­ters com­ing from the Cal­i­for­nia coast, as well as major sup­port for the annual Oys­ter Fes­ti­val on the Arcata Plaza. They will describe the chal­lenges and future oppor­tu­ni­ties for this grow­ing busi­ness, and how the aqua­cul­ture con­tributes to local eco­nomic devel­op­ment and employment.

May 22: Hum­boldt Area Foun­da­tion (HAF) with Peter Pen­nekamp and Patrick Cleary
HAF was estab­lished to pro­vide an orga­ni­za­tional home to admin­is­ter funds donated by indi­vid­ual bene­fac­tors. This umbrella orga­ni­za­tion started with a sin­gle donor, and has blos­somed into a mul­ti­fac­eted orga­ni­za­tion with hun­dreds of sep­a­rate donors rep­re­sent­ing dif­fer­ent inter­est areas. It sup­ports a mul­ti­plic­ity of projects through pro­vi­sion of grant funds to indi­vid­u­als and groups. Hear the inspir­ing his­tory of HAF, its evolv­ing role in the com­mu­nity, and its future directions.

time .….….. noon-2 p.m.

place .….….. HBAC

course .….….. Free to OLLI mem­bers (27707) To reserve your seat for any ses­sion, call OLLI at 826‑5880, or stop by room 208 dur­ing OLLI office hours at HBAC to reserve a seat.

Course coor­di­na­tor Jane Wood­ward is a mem­ber of the OLLI Cur­ricu­lum Committee.

To reserve your seat for any ses­sion, call OLLI at 826‑5880, or stop by room 208 dur­ing OLLI office hours at HBAC to reserve a seat.

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Super­storm Sandy

Super­storm Sandy slammed into the East­ern seaboard in late Octo­ber 2012. This was the sec­ond most costly trop­i­cal storm after Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina, and it resulted in over 100 deaths in the United States.

We will dis­cuss the impacts of this colos­sal storm and learn why this storm took an unusual track. Find out why this storm was so large and pro­duced strong winds and coastal surges at the coast and snow in the Appalachians.

date .….….. Tues., Feb. 26-March 5

time .….….. 3–5 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $45/nonmembers $70 (27711)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Nancy Dean

Nancy Dean received her B.S. in atmos­pheric sci­ence from UC Davis. She has worked for the NOAA; the National Weather Ser­vice (NWS) in Great Falls, Mont., Billings, Mont., and in River­side, Calif.; the NWS Head­quar­ters in Sil­ver Springs, Md. Since 1993 she has been the NOAA meteorologist-in-charge in Eureka, Calif.

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What’s Afloat in Hum­boldt Bay

Hum­boldt County his­tory is closely asso­ci­ated with its bay. Learn about trawlers, trollers, for­mer government/naval craft, plea­sure boats, the oys­ter fleet, and more ves­sels moored in the bay’s two major mari­nas. You will also learn some mar­itime lingo and study typ­i­cal equip­ment aboard the vessels.

In the first ses­sion, you’ll hear a lec­ture on the his­tory of the more sig­nif­i­cant ves­sels and an overview of the com­mer­cial fish­ing indus­try, illus­trated with his­tor­i­cal pho­tographs and artifacts.

The fol­low­ing day we will take an all-day field trip to visit the Wood­ley Island Marina and Eureka Boat Basin. We will meet some of the owners/skippers and have an oppor­tu­nity to board a few of the boats, includ­ing the grand dame of the fleet, the MV Madaket. We will also tour the Pacific Choice fish pro­cess­ing plant.

Par­tic­i­pants must wear rub­ber soled shoes and be sure-footed to step from the dock to boat. All are encour­aged to bring water and a sack lunch. Field trip is by car pool.

All field trip par­tic­i­pants will be required to com­plete a release of lia­bil­ity form (see page 38).

date .….….. Fri./Sat., May 3–4

time .….….. Fri.: 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Sat.: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27708)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Ray­mond Hillman

Ray Hill­man has had a life­long inter­est in mar­itime his­tory. He grew up in San Fran­cisco close to the shores of San Fran­cisco Bay, climbed around rot­ting sail­ing ships and steam­ers while pho­tograph­ing and learn­ing about them. He was a cura­tor for regional his­tory muse­ums and taught com­mu­nity col­lege and uni­ver­sity courses. He also oper­ated a guided tour ser­vice through­out the North Coast for 27 years. He is author of sev­eral regional his­to­ries includ­ing a defin­i­tive work on the loss of the U.S.S. Mil­wau­kee ship­wreck at Samoa.

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Ship­wrecks & Light­houses on the Hum­boldt Coast

The mar­itime his­tory of Hum­boldt county is entwined with a series of light­houses and an incal­cu­la­ble num­ber of ship­wrecks. This course will focus on the Hum­boldt Har­bor Light­house, Trinidad Head and Table Bluff, with a spe­cial empha­sis on Cape Men­do­cino, which recently has been in the news regard­ing the dis­po­si­tion of its his­toric Fres­nel lens.

An evening lec­ture illus­trated with his­tor­i­cal pho­tographs and arti­facts will be fol­lowed by an all-day field trip on Sat­ur­day. We will tour the light­house on Trinidad Head, visit the ruins of the Hum­boldt Har­bor Light­house, and more.

This class includes a field trip. All par­tic­i­pants will be required to com­plete a release of lia­bil­ity form (see page 38). Wear sturdy shoes and dress for unpre­dictable weather.

date .….….. Fri./Sat., May 24–25

time .….….. Fri.: 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Sat.: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27720)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Ray­mond Hillman

Ray Hill­man has had a life­long inter­est in mar­itime his­tory. He grew up in San Fran­cisco close to the shores of San Fran­cisco Bay, climbed around rot­ting sail­ing ships and steam­ers while pho­tograph­ing and learn­ing about them. He was a cura­tor for regional his­tory muse­ums and taught com­mu­nity col­lege and uni­ver­sity courses. He also oper­ated a guided tour ser­vice through­out the North Coast for 27 years. He is author of sev­eral regional his­to­ries includ­ing a defin­i­tive work on the loss of the U.S.S. Mil­wau­kee ship­wreck at Samoa.

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The Arm­chair Trav­eler: Back of the Bay Byways

Let’s climb onto our arm­chairs and look at some nearby his­tor­i­cal scenery! We’ll take three short tours “Back of the Bay,” as we visit such nearby for­got­ten loca­tions as War­ren Creek, Walker Point, and Table Bluff. Aban­doned water lines, secluded ship­ping ports, and electric-powered log­ging sites are a few of the sights we’ll see on this high-powered Pow­er­Point trip.

date .….….. Sat., April 20

time .….….. 1–3 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $30/nonmembers $55 (27710)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Jerry & Gisela Rohde

Jerry & Gisela Rohde have been trav­el­ing around Hum­boldt County for over 30 years, not­ing its scenery and human and nat­ural history.

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His­tor­i­cal Hideaways

Does the thrill of find­ing old pho­tos, news­pa­per arti­cles, and mem­oirs cap­ture your fancy? This class will take you to three major archives and show you how and where to look. We will visit the Hum­boldt County col­lec­tion at the Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity Library, the Hum­boldt Room at the Eureka Pub­lic Library, and the Hum­boldt County His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. At each loca­tion you will have an insider’s view and be shown key aspects of the col­lec­tion and how to extract the infor­ma­tion you want. Become a rar­ity – an empow­ered local historian.

The first class will meet at the Eureka Pub­lic Library Hum­boldt Room, then travel to the Hum­boldt County His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety research cen­ter. The fol­low­ing week we will gather at the HSU Library Hum­boldt Room to review its his­tor­i­cal mate­r­ial. We will also learn how to access the library’s micro­film collection.

This class includes a field trip. All par­tic­i­pants will be required to com­plete a release of lia­bil­ity form (see page 38).

date .….….. Tues., Feb. 5–12

time .….….. 1–3 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $40/nonmembers $65 (27721)

place .….….. Eureka Pub­lic Library and HSU

instr .….….. Jerry & Gisela Rohde

Jerry & Gisela Rohde have writ­ten and lec­tured about Hum­boldt County’s nat­ural and human his­tory for over 20 years. They have co-authored three guide­books to the local area and given numer­ous pre­sen­ta­tions. They have been with HSU OLLI since its inception.

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Falk: From Com­pany Town to For­est Ground

Take an easy walk (two-mile round trip) along the paved Head­wa­ters trail, which mean­ders along Elk River and stops at the past loca­tion of the his­toric mill town of Falk. Falk’s mill was in oper­a­tion from 1884–1937. After the mill closed, Falk was a ghost town for 40 years. For lia­bil­ity rea­sons, the lum­ber com­pany burned and bull­dozed all of Falk’s build­ings in 1979.

In 1999, the Head­wa­ters for­est was pur­chased by the fed­eral and state gov­ern­ment. Although most of Falk’s build­ings are gone, organic evi­dence and mem­o­ries remain.

Direc­tions to Head­wa­ters: Take the Elk River/Herrick exit just south of Eureka, then go east over the free­way and take an imme­di­ate right on Elk River Rd. There are two forks in the road. Stay to the right, and you will end up in the park­ing area. There is a bath­room facil­ity avail­able, but no fur­ther devel­oped facil­i­ties for the dura­tion of the walk. Bring appro­pri­ate weather-friendly cloth­ing, wear good shoes and bring a lunch and a drink.

This class includes a field trip. All par­tic­i­pants will be required to com­plete a release of lia­bil­ity form (see page 38).

date .….….. Tues., May 21

time .….….. 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .….….. $15/nonmembers $40 (27731)

place .….….. Head­wa­ters For­est Reserve

instr .….….. Julie Clark

Julie Clark is the Head­wa­ters For­est Reserve Park ranger for the Bureau of Land Man­age­ment. She holds a master’s degree in social sci­ence, focused on Amer­i­can his­tory and com­pany towns.

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Hum­boldt Heroes

Have you ever heard of Tom Bair? Laura Per­rott Mahan? Van Duzen Pete? They are all “Hum­boldt Heroes,” and you’ll learn about them and oth­ers in this two-hour pre­sen­ta­tion. You’ll find out who pro­tected the Chi­nese, saved the Red­woods, and help pre­serve Native Amer­i­can his­tory as we res­cue from obscu­rity some of the piv­otal fig­ures of Hum­boldt County history.

date .….….. Sat., March 16

time .….….. 1–3 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $30/nonmembers $55 (27709)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Jerry & Gisela Rohde

Jerry & Gisela Rohde have taught HSU Olli classes since the begin­ning. Jerry is cur­rently com­plet­ing the first vol­ume in a series cov­er­ing the his­tory of Hum­boldt County.

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The Cal­i­for­nia Mutiny:
Fort Hum­boldt in the Amer­i­can Civil War

Many stu­dents of the Civil War pay lit­tle atten­tion to events in the far west, but Hum­boldt County has a rich and some­what dis­turb­ing Civil War his­tory. Cap­tain David B. Akey’s com­pany was ordered to join the Hum­boldt Mil­i­tary Dis­trict to fight Indi­ans. By the spring of 1862, it appeared that half the gar­ri­son was on duty guard­ing the other half in prison, while the major­ity of offi­cers were tes­ti­fy­ing or on Court Mar­shal duty. These events at Fort Hum­boldt stand as one of the most dra­matic break­downs of mil­i­tary dis­ci­pline in U.S. Army history.

Join us for a morn­ing lec­ture and a field trip in the after­noon to the Fort for a tour of the 1863 Civil War hos­pi­tal and site.

This class includes a field trip. All par­tic­i­pants will be required to com­plete a release of lia­bil­ity form (see page 38).

date .….….. Fri., March 29

time .….….. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $40/nonmembers $65 (27730)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka & Fort Humboldt

instr .….….. Thomas Mays

Thomas Mays is a his­tory pro­fes­sor at HSU. He served in the mil­i­tary for 25 years before he began to share his pas­sion for the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion­ary and Civil War eras.

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Fun, Forms & Func­tions of Folklore

Folk­lore is myths, tales, jokes, food ways, leg­ends, proverbs, music, tweets, games, art, music, cloth­ing, tra­di­tions, prac­ti­cal jokes — the list can con­tinue. This intro­duc­tory class to folk­lore will look at dif­fer­ent forms of folk­lore and how they func­tion in our lives. Join us for a course full of the fun that comes when we col­lect and share folklore.

date .….….. Tues., March 5–19

time .….….. 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27745)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Renee Ross

Renee Ross has an M.A. in folk­lore from U.C. Berke­ley where she stud­ied with mas­ter folk­lorist, Alan Dun­des. Her the­sis was based on the trans­mis­sion of “Theft of Fire,” a tra­di­tional indige­nous folk­tale. Her inter­est in folk­lore includes a wide range of sub-disciplines from myths to food ways which resulted in curat­ing a major exhibit at the Hearst Museum of Anthro­pol­ogy, U.C. Berke­ley, called, “Stylin’ Fits: the Lan­guage of Cloth­ing at Berke­ley High School.”

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Geneal­ogy & Fam­ily History

Who are you? Yes, you are an indi­vid­ual, but you are also the sum of var­i­ous parts of your past. Dis­cover the tools that will help you learn more about your fore­bears. Learn how to obtain mil­i­tary pen­sion records, ceme­tery records, mar­riage, birth and death records. Dis­cover what infor­ma­tion can be gleaned from wills, tax lists, deeds and land bounty records. What can you expect to find at county archives and his­tor­i­cal soci­eties? Who has already done genealog­i­cal research on your family?

Make your ances­tors’ lives part of your life by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the dis­cov­ery of your fam­ily roots. Learn some­thing of the joys and sor­rows of your for­bears, and the sac­ri­fices they made. They earned and deserve your recognition.

date .….….. Sat., March 16–30

time .….….. 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27722)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Michael Cooley

Michael Coo­ley has researched geneal­ogy for 35 years. He serves as the sec­ond vice-president of the Coo­ley Fam­ily Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica, the pres­i­dent of the Geneal­ogy Club of HSU, and admin­is­ters three sur­name DNA projects. Michael has pre­sented on geneal­ogy in Ore­gon and Wash­ing­ton D.C., and taught the OLLI geneal­ogy course in Fall 2012.

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Intro­duc­tion to the Book Arts:
Cre­ate Cus­tom Travel Albums

Do you come home from your adven­tures with loads of ephemera in the bot­tom of your suit­case? Do you wish you had kept a jour­nal? In this class you will cre­ate a cus­tomized book to take on your trips, that will hold your trea­sures and pre­serve memories.

The art of cre­at­ing hand­made books has been with us since ancient times. Today the book arts are thriv­ing all over the world because of col­lege degree pro­grams, local guilds, and artists who embrace this medium of expression.

After an intro­duc­tion to the his­tory of the book arts, the work of mod­ern artists, ter­mi­nol­ogy, tools and resources avail­able, you will cre­ate a travel jour­nal that reflects your own needs (stor­age, draw­ing, writ­ing) as well as your own sense of style and design. You might choose to cre­ate a jour­nal that you can stuff into your back­pack to be worked on as you travel or one that is meant to dis­play arti­facts, notes, or pictures.

date .….….. Sat., Feb. 9–23

time .….….. 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27736)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Michele Olsen

Michele Olsen was a math­e­mat­ics instruc­tor at the col­lege level for 25 years. She has been mak­ing cus­tom books for 10 years, since join­ing the North Red­woods Book Arts Guild. For more infor­ma­tion, visit www.micheleolsen.com and www.norbag.net.

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iBook: Access­ing the Author Within

iBook is a free app from Apple, which allows one to write books. Join this class to learn how to com­pose and pub­lish your own book with iBook. You will learn how to build sev­eral iBook author wid­gets from the apps Pages and Keynote to pro­duce a book for submission.

This is not a class in edit­ing, but for extend­ing your rhetoric.

To fully par­tic­i­pate in this class, you need to bring an iPad and should use a Mac­in­tosh com­puter at home.

Rec­om­mended: Expe­ri­ence with Mac­in­tosh com­put­ers, some use of Pages and Keynote software.

date .….….. Thurs., April 11-May 2

time .….….. 3:30–5:30 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27735)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Tom Gage

Pro­fes­sor Tom Gage taught a Mac­in­tosh lab class at HSU for more than a decade. He recently pub­lished Amer­i­can Prometheus as an iBook. (See Pro­fes­sor Gage’s web­site for a list of OLLI classes he has taught.)

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The Road To Publication

Many peo­ple dream of writ­ing and pub­lish­ing a book. Join local author and colum­nist, Tracey Barnes-Priestley for this inter­ac­tive class which explores the real­i­ties of tak­ing an idea for a book all the way to pub­li­ca­tion. Using her own pub­lish­ing expe­ri­ence, Tracey will illus­trate what it takes to make your dream become a reality!

As a spe­cial bonus for OLLI at HSU mem­bers, all mem­bers reg­is­tered in this class will receive a copy of Tracey’s recently pub­lished novel, Duck Pond Epiphany.

date .….….. Tues., May 7 and 21 (Note: Date has changed)

time .….….. 4–6 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27737)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Tracey Barnes-Priestley

Tracey Barnes-Priestley has been a coun­selor, edu­ca­tor, and writer for over 35 years. Her first col­umn, “Jug­gling Jobs and Kids” was nation­ally syn­di­cated. She began writ­ing her cur­rent col­umn, “The Sec­ond Half” when she found her­self and oth­ers fac­ing mid-life and beyond. She also is a pri­vate coach, offers work­shops, and pro­vides orga­ni­za­tional con­sult­ing and train­ing. In 2012 she launched her blog, “The Sec­ond Half Online: A Lively Look at Life After Fifty,” and found a pub­lisher for her first novel.

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A Com­mu­nity of Writers

We will cre­ate a com­mu­nity of writ­ers with var­i­ous lev­els of exper­tise, and we will gen­er­ate, respond to, and revise one anoth­ers’ poems and short para­graphs. Evoca­tive writ­ing prompts will encour­age you to to find and strengthen your own unique voice. A nur­tur­ing envi­ron­ment will sup­port you in empha­siz­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion, clar­ity, and econ­omy as you express the truth you most want to say.

Dif­fer­ent types of poetry and short prose will also be pre­sented and discussed.

For return­ing stu­dents, there will be new writ­ing assign­ments and an altered sched­ule that empha­sizes how to get started, how to revise, and how to critique.

date .….….. Wed., March 20-April 24

time .….….. 6–8 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $70/nonmembers $95 (27738)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Pat McCutcheon

Pat McCutcheon has a mas­ters degree in Eng­lish and has pub­lished widely. She taught Eng­lish for 25 years at Col­lege of the Red­woods and enjoys teach­ing OLLI classes.

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King Lear: Noth­ing is Everything

In King Lear, Shake­speare cre­ated char­ac­ters who play out facets of human­ity. “No Shake­spear­ian play shows so wide a range of sym­pa­thetic cre­ation. We seem to be con­fronted, not with cer­tain men and women only, but with mankind,” wrote G. Wil­son Knight.

Join this class for a full dis­cus­sion of this provoca­tive text which explores what it means to be human.

All OLLI mem­bers are invited to join the optional trip to the Ash­land Shake­speare Fes­ti­val to see the per­for­mance of King Lear (see below).

date .….….. Tues., April 16-May 7

time .….….. 6–8 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27746)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Tom Gage

Tom Gage, Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus in Eng­lish, HSU, has often taught Shakespeare’s plays and accom­pa­nied classes to Ore­gon. In 2010 he was keynote speaker at the Ash­land 4-day Author­ship Con­fer­ence. Related to Shake­speare, he has chaired a num­ber of week­end ses­sions at Asilo­mar con­fer­ences and a 3-day con­fer­ence at the Fol­ger Shake­speare Library in Wash­ing­ton D.C. (See Pro­fes­sor Gage’s web­site for a list of OLLI classes he has taught.)

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King Lear: Shake­speare Fes­ti­val in Ashland

Come to the Ash­land Shake­speare Fes­ti­val to see the per­for­mance of King Lear. Before the play, par­tic­i­pate in a panel dis­cus­sion with King Lear schol­ars from South­ern Ore­gon Uni­ver­sity and Hum­boldt State University.

Tick­ets to the mati­nee of King Lear and panel dis­cus­sion are included in the course fee. The fee does not include trans­porta­tion or housing.

For more OSF infor­ma­tion: www.osfashland.org

date .….….. Sat., April 27

time .….….. After­noon matinee

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27748)

place .….….. Ash­land, Oregon

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Girl with a Pearl Ear­ring:
The Golden Age of Dutch Painting

Join us for a study of light. This course will focus on Ver­meer, Rem­brandt, and asso­ci­ated artists of 17th-century Holland.

With a spe­cial empha­sis on por­trai­ture, we will sur­vey all Vermeer’s best known paintings.

This course cor­re­sponds with the spe­cial exhi­bi­tion of paint­ings from the Mar­it­shuis Museum in the Hague, which includes The Girl with the Pearl Ear­ring, at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.

date .….….. Tues., Feb. 5–19

time .….….. 6–8 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27739)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Ron Johnson

Ron John­son is an art his­to­rian spe­cial­iz­ing in Euro­pean and Native Amer­i­can art. He has taught art courses at HSU and sev­eral other uni­ver­si­ties. He has stud­ied sev­eral col­lec­tions with paint­ings by Ver­meer, Rem­brandt, and other Dutch painters of the 17th century.

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The Byzan­tine Empire: Civ­i­liza­tion & Legacy

This course explores the fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory of the Byzan­tine (East­ern Roman Empire) from Con­stan­tine to the tragic fall of Con­stan­tino­ple in 1453.

Dis­cover the mind­set, art and civ­i­liza­tion of these Romans of the East and the even­tual decline of an empire that lasted more than 1,000 years.

Cov­er­ing mate­r­ial from the Greek influ­ence through the cru­sades, this course also dis­cusses “Byzance apres Byzance:” The endur­ing pres­ence and legacy of Byzan­tine splen­dor after 1453, notably in the Russ­ian Empire and the Ecu­meni­cal Patri­ar­chate of Constantinople.

date .….….. Tues., Feb. 26-March 19

time .….….. 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27723)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Lau­rent Cleenewerck

Lau­rent Clee­new­erck is a reg­u­lar OLLI fac­ulty mem­ber and the host of an annual Reli­gious Stud­ies Expe­ri­en­tial Work­shop for HSU. He is an Ortho­dox the­olo­gian and author, the Rec­tor of the his­toric East­ern Ortho­dox Church on F St. in Eureka, and serves as fac­ulty mem­ber for other inter­na­tional post-secondary insti­tu­tions. He holds degrees from the Uni­ver­sity of Mont­pel­lier (BBA), Insti­tut Saint Serge (STL), Ukrain­ian Catholic Uni­ver­sity (MA) and Uni­ver­si­dad Rural de Guatemala (DSc).

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Early Chris­tian­i­ties: The First 400 Years

This course explores the var­i­ous cur­rents, groups and con­tro­ver­sies that shaped the first 400 years of Chris­t­ian his­tory, from Pen­te­cost to the Coun­cil of Chal­cedon in 451.

Dis­cover the Ebion­ites, Gnos­tics, Mon­tanists and Nova­tian­ists, as Chris­tian­ity passed through waves of per­se­cu­tions to emerge as the offi­cial reli­gion of the Roman Empire.

Learn about the con­tro­ver­sial role of Con­stan­tine in the process of defin­ing the Bib­li­cal canon and doc­tri­nal orthodoxy.

  • Ses­sion 1: Between Pen­te­cost (33) and the Mar­tyr of Polycarp
  • Ses­sion 2: Apos­tolic Fathers and Apol­o­gist: The Strug­gle for “Authen­tic” Christianity
  • Ses­sion 3: Between Cyprian and Nicea: Per­se­cuted and Persecutors
  • Ses­sion 4: From Con­stan­tine to Jus­tin­ian: The Can­on­iza­tion of Scrip­ture and Orthodoxy

date .….….. Thurs., Feb. 28-March 21

time .….….. 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27724)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Lau­rent Cleenewerck

Lau­rent Clee­new­erck is a reg­u­lar OLLI fac­ulty mem­ber and the host of an annual Reli­gious Stud­ies Expe­ri­en­tial Work­shop for HSU. He is an Ortho­dox the­olo­gian and author, the Rec­tor of the his­toric East­ern Ortho­dox Church on F St. in Eureka, and serves as fac­ulty mem­ber for other inter­na­tional post-secondary insti­tu­tions. He holds degrees from the Uni­ver­sity of Mont­pel­lier (BBA), Insti­tut Saint Serge (STL), Ukrain­ian Catholic Uni­ver­sity (MA) and Uni­ver­si­dad Rural de Guatemala (DSc).

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Post-Totalitarian Soci­eties:
The Case of Cen­tral & East­ern Europe

This course intro­duces crit­i­cal per­spec­tives on mem­ory pol­i­tics in the post-totalitarian soci­eties. It will exam­ine mem­ory as an active process of offi­cial and pub­lic recon­struc­tion – a process in which mul­ti­ple rep­re­sen­ta­tions about the past con­tend for recog­ni­tion, for moral judg­ment, and emo­tional impact.

Focus will be on the mem­ory pol­i­tics in Cen­tral and East-European soci­eties in order to under­stand the prob­lems and chal­lenges of the trau­matic post-totalitarian legacy and the prac­tices aimed at reconciliation.

Learn about the strate­gies, prac­tices, and rit­u­als of revis­it­ing and reassess­ing the past: What are the main issues of mem­ory pol­i­tics at the level of com­mu­nity, region, nation that lead to sys­tem­atic remem­ber­ing or/and for­get­ting? Which com­mem­o­ra­tive prac­tices are most appro­pri­ate to the process of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion at the level of com­mu­nity, region, and nation? What per­sists in col­lec­tive mem­ory that resists his­tor­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal interpretations?

date .….….. Thurs., Feb. 7–21

time .….….. 2–4 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $45/nonmembers $70 (27752)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Elena Matusevich

Elena Matu­se­vich, Ph.D. (cul­tural stud­ies) spent her youth in the for­mer Ger­man Demo­c­ra­tic Repub­lic and wit­nessed the Berlin Wall com­ing down. She lived in her native Belarus dur­ing the col­lapse of the Soviet Union. A daugh­ter of a Ukran­ian mother and Russ­ian father, she was always taught to love her coun­try and learned to respect and admire cul­tural dif­fer­ences. Dr. Matu­se­vich is a Carnegie Fel­low and served as a lec­turer at many Euro­pean universities.

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Con­tem­po­rary Diplo­macy: Inter­cul­tural Communication

In order for diplo­macy to thrive, we must first learn to know and under­stand one another. The quest for diplo­macy is com­pli­cated when inter­na­tional com­mu­ni­ca­tion involves inter­cul­tural com­mu­ni­ca­tion, as it has in the last decade of the 20th cen­tury with dra­matic changes in the polit­i­cal map of the world.

Join us for a dis­cus­sion of dif­fer­ent cul­tures and culture-specific knowl­edge. Through the devel­op­ment of inter­cul­tural com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, the aim is to learn diplo­matic com­mu­ni­ca­tion, respect­ing dif­fer­ences and mak­ing the best pos­si­ble use of them.

date .….….. Thurs., March 7–21

time .….….. 2–4 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $45/nonmembers $70 (27753)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Elena Matusevich

Elena Matu­se­vich, Ph.D. (cul­tural stud­ies) spent her youth in the for­mer Ger­man Demo­c­ra­tic Repub­lic and wit­nessed the Berlin Wall com­ing down. She lived in her native Belarus dur­ing the col­lapse of the Soviet Union. A daugh­ter of a Ukran­ian mother and Russ­ian father, she was always taught to love her coun­try and learned to respect and admire cul­tural dif­fer­ences. Dr. Matu­se­vich is a Carnegie Fel­low and served as a lec­turer at many Euro­pean universities.

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Beyond Recov­ery?
Global Eco­nomic Imbal­ances
& the Future of the U.S. Economy

This course dis­cusses the global eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion in terms of imbal­ances affect­ing demo­graph­ics, exter­nal bal­ance of pay­ments, delo­cal­iza­tion of pro­duc­tion and more.

It pro­vides a basic intro­duc­tion to rel­e­vant eco­nomic con­cepts, extends them to inter­na­tional eco­nom­ics, and offers an his­toric review of how we got there.

The future of the U.S. econ­omy and of the global finan­cial sys­tem will also be dis­cussed in view of recent devel­op­ments (changes in pub­lic pol­icy, Euro-debt cri­sis, etc.).

  • Ses­sion 1: Eco­nom­ics and Global Eco­nom­ics: Key Concepts
  • Ses­sion 2: How We Got There: 30 years of global eco­nomic restruc­tur­ing and cycles
  • Ses­sion 3: Eco­nomic Per­spec­tives for the United States and the Global Eco­nomic System

date .….….. Wed., March 27-April 10

time .….….. 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .….….. $45/nonmembers $70 (27755)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Lau­rent Cleenewerck

Lau­rent Clee­new­erck is a reg­u­lar OLLI at HSU fac­ulty mem­ber offer­ing an annual updated course in Global Eco­nom­ics. He also serves as fac­ulty mem­ber for other inter­na­tional post-secondary insti­tu­tions and on the board of the Inter­na­tional Orga­ni­za­tion for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment, an inter­gov­ern­men­tal insti­tute. He holds degrees from the Uni­ver­sity of Mont­pel­lier (BBA), Insti­tut Saint Serge (STL), Ukrain­ian Catholic Uni­ver­sity (MA) and Uni­ver­si­dad Rural de Guatemala (DSc).

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The Berke­ley Upris­ing: 1956–1970

From Panty Raid to Free Speech Move­ment, Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley was the site of a Youth Quake that spread around the world and birthed Ronald Reagan’s polit­i­cal career. Join us to review what hap­pened in this past that was pro­logue to today’s global scene. Are there par­al­lels to what appears to be occur­ring again in polit­i­cal move­ments such as Occupy and Tahrir Square?

Each ses­sion addresses how stu­dents at Berke­ley reg­is­tered the pulse of the zeit­geist from the response to the Korean War and to Vietnam.

Optional read­ing: Seth Rosenfeld’s Subversives.

date .….….. Wed., April 10-May 1

time .….….. 6–8 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27725)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Tom Gage

Tom Gage, Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus in Eng­lish, HSU, earned his three degrees at Berke­ley while wit­ness­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in the events of this period. (See Pro­fes­sor Gage’s web­site for a list of OLLI classes he has taught.)

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Beyond Tours: Free­wheel­ing, Inde­pen­dent Travel

You may remem­ber trav­el­ing eas­ily and effort­lessly in your youth. Maybe you stayed in hos­tels or per­haps hitch­hiked through Europe. But that was a more inno­cent time, when you and the world were younger. Now we are in a darker, post 9/11 era, and travel is more dif­fi­cult and dan­ger­ous, right?

Wrong! Today’s travel can be even freer, lighter and more open than ever. Thanks to the Inter­net, social net­work­ing and the break­down of bar­ri­ers, you can know much more about a coun­try and – if you choose – con­nect with poten­tial friends online before you meet them.

In this three-part work­shop, vet­eran trav­el­ers Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans will share their knowl­edge, sto­ries and expe­ri­ences of vis­it­ing nearly 100 coun­tries between them.

date .….….. Tues., March 12–26

time .….….. 1–3 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27770)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans

Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans have trav­eled together since 1977, when they wan­dered through the U.K. in an old van. Since then they have vis­ited every con­ti­nent except Antarc­tica. They split their lives between Hum­boldt, cen­tral Mex­ico, and the rest of the world. They still have a sec­ond­hand van (though not the same one).

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Con­sti­tu­tional Myths

Amer­i­cans of late have taken to wav­ing copies of the Con­sti­tu­tion in the air and pro­claim­ing, “The founders were on MY side! See, it’s all right here!”

The prob­lem with these phan­tom con­sti­tu­tions, though, is that they have lit­tle rela­tion to the his­tor­i­cal one.

Only by enter­ing the world of the founders, and expe­ri­enc­ing the constitution’s devel­op­ment one day after the next – as they did – can we under­stand how and why they cre­ated the doc­u­ment they way they did.

Join us for a lively dis­cus­sion of taxes and the role of gov­ern­ment, the pol­i­tics of the Con­sti­tu­tional Con­ven­tion, rat­i­fi­ca­tion and the inter­pre­ta­tion of the con­sti­tu­tion: orig­i­nal­ism ver­sus a “liv­ing” constitution.

Choose one of two ses­sions offered in Gar­berville or Eureka.

SESSION 1 in Garberville:

date .….….. Tues., March 26, April 23 and May 7

time .….….. 4–6 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27727)

place .….….. Gar­berville Civic Club

instr .….….. Ray Raphael

SESSION 2 in Eureka:

date .….….. Wed., March 27, April 24 and May 8

time .….….. 2–4 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27726)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Ray Raphael

Based on his newest book, Con­sti­tu­tional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How To Get It Right, noted author Ray Raphael will help point the way toward the orig­i­nal, his­tor­i­cal Constitution.

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2012 & the Maya Cal­en­dar: Con­tem­po­rary Apocalyptics

This course will ret­ro­spec­tively exam­ine what has been called the “2012 phe­nom­e­non,” which involves con­tem­po­rary expec­ta­tions of a trans­for­ma­tive event on or around Decem­ber 21, 2012.

As a result of sen­sa­tional pop­u­lar media atten­tion, this date is typ­i­cally (mis-)understood by the pub­lic to be the “end” of the Maya Long Count calendar.

The course will look at how closely these ideas are con­nected to what we know of the actual Maya, and will explore the his­tory of how con­tem­po­rary atten­tion to “Armaged­don” in 2012 developed.

Join us to explore and develop a work­ing under­stand­ing of the Maya Long Count cal­en­dar, the his­tor­i­cal devel­op­ment of the “2012 phe­nom­e­non,” and the ways that items of cul­ture spread in counter-cultural com­mu­ni­ties of discourse.

The course will con­clude with a 2012 ret­ro­spec­tive, look­ing at what peo­ple did on the expected date and a look for­ward toward how the ideas asso­ci­ated with the 2012 phe­nom­e­non are likely to carry on into future apocalyptic/utopian cul­tural phenomena.

While the course will be approached as an exer­cise in crit­i­cal think­ing, per­sonal expe­ri­ences, opin­ions, and “stu­pid” ques­tions are highly encouraged.

date .….….. Thurs., Feb. 28-April 25

time .….….. 6–8 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $60/nonmembers $85 (27728)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Kevin Whitesides

Kevin White­sides holds a B.A. in reli­gious stud­ies and minors in anthro­pol­ogy, phi­los­o­phy, and psy­chol­ogy from HSU. He recently com­pleted an MSc at the Uni­ver­sity of Edin­burgh that addressed 2012 mil­len­ni­al­ism. He is com­plet­ing a book for aca­d­e­mic press on the sub­ject. He will be con­duct­ing obser­va­tional field­work in Mex­ico with a group of aca­d­e­mic Maya schol­ars in Decem­ber 2012, where they will be at the pyra­mid com­plex of Chichen Itza to observe the pop­u­lar response to the expected ful­fill­ment of this unique cul­tural phenomenon.

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Decod­ing the Mayan World

Eleven-hundred years ago, an area the size of Ore­gon was pop­u­lated by a highly orga­nized, lit­er­ate and mostly urban­ized peo­ple who built huge pyra­mids and kept pre­cise astro­nom­i­cal records. Yet within 50 years they had aban­doned their cities and reverted to a scat­tered tribal lifestyle, sim­i­lar to the one from which they had emerged a mil­len­nium ear­lier. In the process, the Mayan pop­u­la­tion was decimated.

Explore the ques­tions: What caused the sud­den col­lapse of one of the world’s great­est civ­i­liza­tions? What can we learn about Mayan life from the many ruins in and beyond the Yucatan penin­sula? What can the Mayan col­lapse tell us about our own declin­ing ecosys­tem? Which sites should be on everyone’s bucket-list (and how do you get to them)? Who are the post-collapse, post-conquistador Mayans today?

date .….….. Wed., March 13 and 20

time .….….. 2–4 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $40/nonmembers $65 (27729)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Barry Evans

Barry Evans’ fas­ci­na­tion with all things Mayan has been active since vis­it­ing Tikal (in north­ern Guatemala) over 30 years ago. Barry writes the weekly “Field Notes” col­umn for the North Coast Journal.

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Chado: Japan­ese Tea Ceremony

Chado, a Japan­ese cul­tural prac­tice with roots in Zen Bud­dhism, involves the cer­e­mo­nial prepa­ra­tion and con­sump­tion of pow­dered green tea, or matcha.

Under­ly­ing this rit­ual is a phi­los­o­phy and prac­tice that can inform and trans­form daily life.

This course will present the instruc­tion nec­es­sary for you to enjoy being a guest in a tea gathering.

In addi­tion to observ­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in three tea cer­e­monies, you will be intro­duced to guest eti­quette and instruc­tion on how to receive tea, inter­ac­tion with other guests and the host in a for­mal tea set­ting, the his­tory and phi­los­o­phy of Chado, and the arts and crafts asso­ci­ated with Chado.

  • Ses­sion 1: Ori­gins and his­tory of the Japan­ese Tea Ceremony
  • Ses­sion 2: Phi­los­o­phy of Chado; instruc­tion on being a guest (inter­ac­tion among guests)
  • Ses­sion 3: Sur­vey of arts and crafts asso­ci­ated with the Tea Cer­e­mony; dis­cus­sion of uten­sils; instruc­tion on being a guest (inter­ac­tion of host and guest).

date .….….. Mon., Feb. 4–18

time .….….. 6–8 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $45/nonmembers $70 (27741)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Har­vey II and Holly Harvey

Har­vey II is an inde­pen­dent scholar in the field of exper­i­men­tal his­tory. He has been a prac­ti­tioner of Chado since 1984. He is an instruc­tor of the Urasenke style of Japan­ese Tea Ceremony.

Holly Har­vey is a graphic artist and HSU lec­turer. She also stud­ies the Tea Cer­e­mony with an inter­est in gar­dens and flower arrangement.

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Liv­ing Tao T’ai Ji

This ener­getic style of T’ai Ji forms focuses on pow­er­fully mov­ing the qi(energy) through our body systems.

Incor­po­rat­ing the Chi­nese cal­lig­ra­phy of the moves in the form, the poetic and philo­sophic roots of T’ai Ji and uti­liz­ing inspir­ing music, this class will firmly estab­lish a strong root and a path­way for learn­ing T’ai Ji for the beginner.

For expe­ri­enced stu­dents, the class will pro­vide deep insights on their ongo­ing learn­ing path.

Through the prac­tice of Liv­ing Tao forms, we learn how to cre­atively cir­cu­late the qi(energy) around and within us, releas­ing stress, revi­tal­iz­ing inter­nal organs and refresh­ing the mind as we “dance” our T’ai Ji.

date .….….. Tues./Wed./Thurs., Feb. 19–21

time .….….. 2–4 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $40/nonmembers $65 (27757)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Christo­pher Campbell

Christo­pher Camp­bell is the T’ai Ji Train­ing Pro­gram coor­di­na­tor and teaches sem­i­nars in Gold Beach, Ore­gon for Mas­ter Chungliang Al Huang and the Liv­ing Tao Foun­da­tion (livingtao.org). He has 25 years of study and prac­tice in T’ai Ji and Chi­nese arts of phi­los­o­phy, cal­lig­ra­phy and poetry. His mis­sion is to free the nat­ural move­ment within, through the “med­i­ta­tion in move­ment” exer­cise of T’ai Ji.

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Tai Chi Made EZ for Beginners

Learn a short ver­sion of Tai Chi in this class designed for OLLI mem­bers. This ver­sion of Tai Chi is made up of sim­ple, smooth, cir­cu­lar move­ments, designed to stretch, lim­ber, tone and strengthen the body – a gen­tle, easy to learn and fun way to get fit. No pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence is necessary.

Tai Chi can help improve your bal­ance, pos­ture, mus­cle tone and flex­i­bil­ity, while strength­en­ing and open­ing joints. It also helps improve cir­cu­la­tion and metab­o­lism and can boost the immune system.

You will also learn tech­niques to lower and bal­ance blood pres­sure and quiet the mind, improv­ing abil­ity to focus and remember.

Spe­cial mov­ing and seated med­i­ta­tion for stress reduc­tion and pain man­age­ment will relax your mind, body and spirit.

Bring a water bot­tle and wear flat, com­fort­able shoes.

Take one or both ses­sions taught by Glenda Hes­sel­tine at Arcata Pres­by­ter­ian Church.

SESSION 1:

date .….….. Mon., Jan. 28-Feb. 25 and March 4

time .….….. 3–4:30 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $70/nonmembers $95 (27758)

SESSION 2:

date .….….. Mon., March 11-April 15

time .….….. 3–4:30 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $70/nonmembers $95 (27759)

Glenda Hes­sel­tine, M.A., has been a tai chi instructor/practitioner in the Yang style for 30 years. She is cer­ti­fied in tai chi for arthri­tis by Dr. Paul Lam of Aus­tralia and endorsed by the Amer­i­can Arthri­tis Foun­da­tion. Glenda brings 35 years of med­i­ta­tion train­ing from many dis­ci­plines and a deep com­mit­ment to help peo­ple heal. With a master’s degree in coun­sel­ing psy­chol­ogy and a spe­cialty in psy­chosyn­the­sis, she uses guided imagery and sound ton­ing in her classes.

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Pilates Plus for OLLI

Build a stronger, health­ier body with Pilates. Improve your pos­ture and bal­ance, cre­ate stronger abdom­i­nal mus­cles, and improve flex­i­bil­ity with the ele­gant and flow­ing move­ments of Pilates. You will learn to iso­late core mus­cles and coor­di­nate breath­ing and move­ment as core strength increases.

Well-suited for peo­ple of all ages and fit­ness lev­els, the class includes tra­di­tional Pilates mat exer­cises, light-weight and band exer­cises, and time to cre­atively explore Pilates in motion, devel­op­ing con­fi­dence to apply a strength­ened core to all your activ­i­ties. Please bring water, a mat and towel.

date .….….. Wed., Feb. 6-March 13

time .….….. 10:30 a.m.-noon

fee/members .….….. $65/nonmembers $90 (27763)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Joanne Fornes

Joanne Fornes believes exer­cise, done with aware­ness and atten­tion, is the key to longevity, vital­ity and health. Pas­sion­ate about life­time fit­ness, she has stud­ied var­i­ous forms of move­ment for more than 40 years. She is a back­packer and run­ner and delights in help­ing peo­ple find grace, ease and self-empowerment through movement.

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Seek­ing Balance

Do you feel like you might be los­ing your abil­ity to bal­ance? Would you like to have your bal­ance assessed? Come join Dr. Ortega and his team from the HSU Bio­me­chan­ics Lab for a day of bal­ance and fall risk assessment.

Dur­ing the first meet­ing, the Bio­me­chan­ics lab team will use a force-sensing plat­form and a series of sta­tion­ary and dynamic bal­ance tests to help deter­mine your pos­tural sta­bil­ity. OLLI mem­bers will be indi­vid­u­ally assessed and given per­sonal results.

The fol­low­ing week, Dr. Ortega will meet with the full class to dis­cuss the impli­ca­tions of reduced bal­ance and pro­vide strate­gies for improv­ing sta­bil­ity and reduc­ing the risk of falls.

This course offered at the new Multi-Generational Cen­ter in For­tuna is lim­ited to 30 OLLI mem­bers; early reg­is­tra­tion is recommended.

date .….….. Thurs., Feb. 28-March 7

time .….….. 2–4 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $40 (27766)

place .….….. Multi-Generational Center2280 New­burg Rd., Fortuna

instr .….….. Jus­tus Ortega

Jus­tus Ortega, Ph.D., is the direc­tor of the HSU bio­me­chan­ics lab, where he and his stu­dents con­duct novel research in the ener­get­ics of human loco­mo­tion, and pro­vide the com­mu­nity with health and performance-related bio­me­chan­i­cal test­ing and eval­u­a­tion. His research with the STRONG pro­gram is aimed at increas­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for seniors to stay active in our community.

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Gen­tle Yoga for OLLI

Join us for a gen­tle and pow­er­ful yoga class. You will learn meth­ods to relax your body and calm your mind.

We will prac­tice yoga stretches and poses for all lev­els and body types. You will learn to improve your bal­ance, strength and flexibility.

Yoga increases flex­i­bil­ity, bal­ance and con­cen­tra­tion. It also strength­ens the immune sys­tem and improves spinal align­ment. The reg­u­lar prac­tice of yoga will reduce stress and pro­mote health and har­mony in the body.

All lev­els of expe­ri­ence are wel­come – espe­cially beginners!

Bring a yoga mat, blan­ket or beach towel, and water.

Reg­is­ter for one or all ses­sions held at Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter with Patri­cia Starr.

SESSION 1:

date .….….. Mon., Jan. 14-Feb. 18

time .….….. 1:30–3 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $65/nonmembers $90 (27773)

SESSION 2:

date .….….. Mon., March 4-April 8

time .….….. 1:30–3 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $55/nonmembers $80 (27769)

SESSION 3:

date .….….. Mon., April 15-May 20

time .….….. 1:30–3 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $65/nonmembers $90 (27771)

Patri­cia Starr is a cer­ti­fied yoga teacher trained in Iyen­gar yoga, body/mind cen­ter­ing and yoga ther­apy. She also has a strong foun­da­tion in the Bud­dhist prac­tice of mind­ful­ness. Her 38 years of train­ing and prac­tice and 24 years of teach­ing has brought Patri­cia to the here-and-now of enjoy­ing every moment with her students.

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Dis­abil­ity Stud­ies: Cul­ture & Justice

Do you think of dis­abil­ity as a per­sonal tragedy, or do you think of dis­abil­ity as just part of life’s diversity?

Did you know that dis­abil­ity stud­ies is a new and excit­ing area of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary aca­d­e­mic study? Are you intrigued by rep­re­sen­ta­tions of dis­abil­ity such as in The King’s Speech? Are you inter­ested in pro­mot­ing social jus­tice for peo­ple who expe­ri­ence disability?

Each class includes a short lec­ture, a short film, and great dis­cus­sion. Stu­dents will be encour­aged to read and report on one arti­cle or book chap­ter from a group of pub­li­ca­tions pre­pared by the instructors.

Explore the emer­gence of dis­abil­ity stud­ies from other dis­ci­plines and some major the­o­ret­i­cal mod­els, expe­ri­ence film, paint­ing, dance, and other media about dis­abil­ity, and dis­cuss dis­abil­ity advo­cacy move­ments and how they relate to other social jus­tice movements.

POSTPONED TO FALL 2013

Dis­abled from child­hood, Devva Kas­nitz, Ph.D., chairs the Dis­abil­ity Research Group of the Soci­ety for Med­ical Anthro­pol­ogy, and she is an elected mem­ber of the Com­mit­tee on Minor­ity Issues in Anthro­pol­ogy. She has taught at UC Berke­ley and man­aged a post­doc­toral pro­gram in dis­abil­ity stud­ies at Berke­ley for 10 years. She was for­merly the exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Hum­boldt Inde­pen­dent Liv­ing Cen­ter. She is cur­rently pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tional Soci­ety for Dis­abil­ity Stud­ies and lec­tures, advises, and pub­lishes widely. She resides in Eureka rais­ing fowl and spin­ning local wool for fun.

Rabbi Naomi Stein­berg serves Tem­ple Beth El in Eureka and B’nai Ha-Aretz in Red­way, and teaches in the Reli­gious Stud­ies Depart­ment at Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity.  She enjoys col­lab­o­rat­ing with and “re-voicing”  for her sis­ter, Devva Kasnitz.

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The Way of Wellness

In the field of health, the sheer amount of infor­ma­tion can be over­whelm­ing. In this class we’ll boil down the clut­ter and con­fu­sion to a few sim­ple time-tested prin­ci­ples of well­ness. We’ll also debunk the myths that make health and well­ness seem time-consuming and complicated.

You’ll come away with prac­ti­cal ideas for increas­ing your phys­i­cal and emo­tional well­be­ing that you can put into prac­tice immediately.

Top­ics include easy, portable, low-cost ways to build your fit­ness (no gym required); ways to fuel your body for mood, resilience and energy; three types of exer­cise that may pro­tect against demen­tia, bone loss, dia­betes, and heart dis­ease; imme­di­ate tools for main­tain­ing (or recov­er­ing )emo­tional bal­ance; lessons from the world’s cen­te­nar­i­ans; and strate­gies for chang­ing long-held habits.

date .….….. Wed., March 13 and 20

time .….….. 2–4 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $40/nonmembers $65 (27775)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Louisa Rogers

Louisa Rogers is a man­age­ment con­sul­tant. Pre­vi­ously, she was a pro­fes­sional weight loss coun­selor. She grew up over­weight and out of shape, but became an “adult-onset fit­ness lover” in her 20s and never looked back. She has main­tained a 30-pound weight loss for 30 years. Today, at 60, she enjoys walk­ing, bicy­cling, hik­ing, back­pack­ing, hoop­ing, open-water swim­ming, T’ai Chi, yoga, and ket­tle­bells. Her arti­cles on fit­ness, self-development and well-being have been pub­lished nation­ally and internationally.

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Mak­ing Art: An Alchem­i­cal Path to Healing

Carl Jung delved deeply into the study of alchemy, a chem­i­cal prac­tice said to be prac­ticed in the 17th cen­tury, the pri­mary aim of which was to change the baser ele­ments into gold. Jung was drawn to the con­cept on a mys­ti­cal level but also as a sym­bol of psy­cho­log­i­cal transformation.

In this class, we will explore the con­cept of art as an agent for heal­ing. We will use Jung and other well-known indi­vid­u­als as exam­ples along with spe­cific case studies.

Wher­ever one falls on the arc of resiliency regard­ing men­tal health, artis­tic expres­sion offers the oppor­tu­nity to trans­form one’s expe­ri­ence into a poem, a paint­ing, or a piece of music. The cre­ative act, like alchemy, can alter people’s per­spec­tive of them­selves and assist in the process of heal­ing from life’s famil­iar chal­lenges as well as the more extreme expe­ri­ences of psy­chotic episodes.

There is no require­ment to be a prac­tic­ing artist to par­tic­i­pate, but you will have the chance to express your­self cre­atively and share cur­rent or past artis­tic work that proved to be trans­for­ma­tive for you.

The instruc­tor antic­i­pates that most of your cre­ative work will be done at home. Projects could require basic art mate­ri­als, mag­a­zines for col­lage, a musi­cal instru­ment or other tools.

date .….….. Tues., March 26-April 30

time .….….. 1–3 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $75/nonmembers $100 (27756)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Bon­nie Shand

Bon­nie Shand holds master’s degrees in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary cre­ative arts and expres­sive arts ther­apy. She worked as a cre­ative arts ther­a­pist in com­mu­nity men­tal health pro­grams in San Fran­cisco. She is a poet and artist and has been teach­ing classes to adults for 25 years.

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Soul­Col­lage®: Dis­cov­er­ing Your Multiplicity

Soul­Col­lage® is an intu­itive col­lage process devel­oped by Seena B. Frost. By putting together cut-out images from mag­a­zines and other sources, we can access the many dif­fer­ent parts of our­selves. By speak­ing from the com­pleted image rather than about it, we can gain access to our inner voices.

A deck of Soul­Col­lage® cards is com­prised of four suits: the Com­mit­tee suit, the Coun­cil suit, the Com­pan­ions suit, and the Com­mu­nity suit. In this course, we will learn about and make cards for all of the suits, as well as the three Transper­sonal cards. Using the cards in read­ings will also be introduced.

All mate­ri­als will be provided.

date .….….. Mon., Feb. 11-March 18

time .….….. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $60/nonmembers $85 (27761)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Janet Patterson

Janet Pat­ter­son has been active in Soul­Col­lage® for seven years, and a Soul­Col­lage® facil­i­ta­tor since 2008. She is com­plet­ing her Ph.D. in psy­chol­ogy with an empha­sis on dis­turb­ing dream images and somatic dream work. She is also a mem­ber of the Friends of Jung and Soul­Col­lage® OLLI inter­est groups.

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Soul­Col­lage®: An Explo­ration of Themes

This course is designed for both the novice and the expe­ri­enced Soul­Col­lager. Soul­Col­lage® is an intu­itive col­lage process devel­oped by Seena B. Frost.

The focus of this course will be weekly themes with brief, in-class read­ings provided.

Par­tic­i­pants will have the oppor­tu­nity to make Soul­Col­lage® cards that emerge from the themes of Home, Dark­ness, The Hero, Ani­mal Guides, and Wealth.

The last class meet­ing will be spent doing read­ings of the cards, using Seena Frost’s method. No pre­vi­ous art expe­ri­ence nec­es­sary, but life expe­ri­ence is a plus!

All mate­ri­als will be provided.

date .….….. Mon., April 8-May 13

time .….….. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $60/nonmembers $85 (27760)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Janet Patterson

Janet Pat­ter­son has been active in Soul­Col­lage® for seven years, and a Soul­Col­lage® facil­i­ta­tor since 2008. She is com­plet­ing her Ph.D. in psy­chol­ogy with an empha­sis on dis­turb­ing dream images and somatic dream work. She is also a mem­ber of the Friends of Jung and Soul­Col­lage® OLLI inter­est groups.

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Close to the Bone: Writ­ing from the Inside Out

It is never too late to become a writer — to dig deep and write about the things you want to express. If you are con­cerned that you lack the skills to tap into your expe­ri­ences, imag­i­na­tion and feel­ings, the class will offer you the oppor­tu­nity to both learn and create.

Whether you are new to writ­ing or not, a process will be taught to help cat­a­pult you into your right brain and free you to write through your senses whether in poetry or prose. You will be shown how to weave music into your use of lan­guage, to give it breath and a heartbeat.

A safe envi­ron­ment will be cre­ated for you to share what you write and receive con­struc­tive feed­back if you desire it.

The instruc­tor will bring exam­ples from con­tem­po­rary writ­ers to class as mod­els for inspiration.

For stu­dents who have enjoyed Bon­nie Shand’s writ­ing classes in the past, lessons will be adjusted so that the mate­r­ial will not sim­ply be a rep­e­ti­tion of what they expe­ri­enced in the pre­vi­ous class. If you have begun a writ­ing project that you wish to con­tinue work­ing on, you are wel­come to do so in this class.

Stu­dents are asked to make copies of their writ­ing each week to share with the other class members.

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

date .….….. Tues., Feb. 5-March 12

time .….….. 1–3 p.m.

instr .….….. Bon­nie Shand

Bon­nie Shand, M.A., is a poet, a reader, and a lover of good writ­ing. She has taught lit­er­a­ture and writ­ing classes through Sonoma State Extended Edu­ca­tion, the Oak­mont Retire­ment Com­mu­nity in Santa Rosa, and OLLI at HSU.

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Steer Clear:
When it is Time for Some­one Else
to Con­trol the Cruising

This course is designed to assist indi­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies, pro­fes­sional providers, and com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions to help start dif­fi­cult con­ver­sa­tions about dri­ving retirement.

There will be a show­ing of the 24-minute doc­u­men­tary, Old Peo­ple Dri­ving, an Offi­cial Selec­tion of the Los Ange­les Inter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, Mill Val­ley Film Fes­ti­val, Hot Springs Doc­u­men­tary Film Fes­ti­val, and the Phoenix Film Festival.

Join us for a guided dis­cus­sion of assess­ing needs, avail­able options for tak­ing action, legal author­ity, includ­ing the DMV, physi­cians, law enforce­ment, the courts, pro­grams serv­ing the elderly, and form­ing fam­ily agreements.

Peo­ple of all ages are encour­aged to participate.

date .….….. Sat., March 2

time .….….. 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .….….. $10/nonmembers $35 (27768)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Kip Roberti

Kip Roberti has lived in Hum­boldt County since 1962. He was an HSU fac­ulty mem­ber, a project coor­di­na­tor for the Hum­boldt County Office of Edu­ca­tion, owned and oper­ated Adult Edu­ca­tional Ser­vices con­sult­ing firm, pro­vided exten­sive con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion courses for health care pro­fes­sion­als, and is a pro­fes­sional fidu­ciary. He is one of the co-founders of S.A.F.E. Plan­ners, Inc., Eureka, where he is a senior advo­cate, fidu­ciary, and edu­ca­tor com­mit­ted to serv­ing the needs of the elderly, their fam­i­lies, and peo­ple with disabilities.

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Mov­ing Your Words: A Writ­ing Class

Move from “I don’t know where to start” to devel­op­ing ideas, expand­ing your imag­i­na­tion, and finally mov­ing your words out of your brain, down the arm and onto the paper. This is no small task, but it can be fun and rewarding.

Each week, there will be a new, user-friendly approach to inspire our writ­ing. You will be asked to expand on your writ­ing at home and then hope­fully share your writ­ing in class (you can do it). The final meet­ing will be a grand cel­e­bra­tion of the work!

Bring your favorite writ­ing tools. Choose one of two ses­sions with Suzanne Sam­berg in Gar­berville or Eureka.

SESSION 1 in Gar­berville: Tues., April 9–30, 2–4 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $55/nonmembers $80 (27744)

place .….….. Gar­berville Civic Club

SESSION 2 in Eureka: Wed., April 10-May 1, 2–4 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27742)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

Suzanne Sam­berg has taught a vari­ety of Human­i­ties high school courses for over 20 years and cur­rently serves as a Uni­ver­sity Super­vi­sor in the HSU School of Education.

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It’s Not Just Jazz

The 23rd Annual Red­wood Coast Jazz Fes­ti­val will be held March 21–23, 2013. This fun-filled 4-day week­end is located at five venues through­out the down­town Eureka area.

This course will give a brief his­tory of how and why the jazz fes­ti­val was started 24 years ago, how it has changed over the years, how it sup­ports senior pro­grams and youth music edu­ca­tion and how it stim­u­lates our local economy.

In this class you will get to hear the wide vari­ety of music avail­able at the fes­ti­val, and learn how you can become involved. You will also be able to pur­chase dis­counted tick­ets to the event.

The Red­wood Coast Jazz Fes­ti­val has been called the “Best Small Town Fes­ti­val in the West.” Come and learn why.

Together, we are mak­ing music and a bet­ter community!

OLLI mem­bers are eli­gi­ble to pur­chase dis­count tick­ets to the Red­wood Coast Jazz Fes­ti­val. Call 826‑5880.

date .….….. Tues., March 5

time .….….. 6–8:30 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $30/nonmembers $55 (27772)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Lynn McKenna

Lynn McKenna is a life-long res­i­dent of Eureka and has been involved with the Red­wood Coast Jazz Fes­ti­val since its begin­ning. She is the pres­i­dent of the local non-profit, Red­wood Coast Music Fes­ti­vals, which puts on the Jazz Festival.

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An Insider’s Guide: Lis­ten­ing to Mod­ern Jazz

Music writer Bob Doran serves as your guide for a pair of Red­wood Jazz Alliance (RJA) con­certs with dis­cus­sion, music sam­ples and read­ings on the Wednes­day prior to each show.

Learn the inside sto­ries about the bands, buy dis­count tick­ets to both shows, and attend optional day­time work­shops with the musi­cians (held in con­junc­tion with all RJA shows).

First up in Feb­ru­ary is a con­cert at Fulk­er­son Recital Hall by drum­mer Matt Wilson’s quar­tet Arts and Crafts (Matt Wil­son, drums; Terell Stafford, trum­pet and flugel­horn; Gary Ver­sace, key­boards; Mar­tin Wind, bass).

Then it’s an April 4 show at the Arcata Play­house by gui­tarist Joel Har­ri­son and Spirit House (Joel Har­ri­son, gui­tars; Paul Han­son, bas­soon; Cuong Vu, trum­pet; Damian Ersk­ine, bass; Brian Blade, drums).

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Bob Doran is the arts and cul­ture edi­tor and music writer for the North Coast Journal.

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Films from Down Under

Take a trip to the land down under. In this class we will explore the con­ti­nent of Aus­tralia and the film indus­try that has devel­oped there. The course will include fun high­lights of Aus­tralian geog­ra­phy, art, cul­ture, his­tory and gov­ern­ment. The empha­sis will be on the films and will include a diverse selec­tion of films from a broad range of time periods.

Films ten­ta­tively planned at this time include Peter Weir’s Pic­nic at Hang­ing Rock, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Chant of Jimmy Black­smith, Muriels’ Wed­ding, My Bril­liant Career, Strictly Ball­room, Sirens, The Cas­tle and Breaker Morant.

Taste some Veg­emite, sam­ple some Tim Tams, lis­ten to some Bernard Fan­ning, and learn about the films of Australia!

date .….….. Wed., Feb. 13-April 3

time .….….. 6–9 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $70/nonmembers $95 (27776)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Philip Wright

Philip Wright has a B.A. in Eng­lish and an M.A. in the­atre arts with an empha­sis in film pro­duc­tion from Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity. He taught film his­tory at Col­lege of the Red­woods and worked more than 30 years in local tele­vi­sion production.

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The Art of Pho­tograph­ing Peo­ple, Part 2

Do you have an inter­est in and pas­sion for pho­tograph­ing peo­ple? If so, join us for a four week course which will both enhance the skills you devel­oped in a pre­vi­ous class with Lor­raine Miller-Wolf, or on your own. This class will chal­lenge you to grow in new ways as a photographer.

Lec­tures, prac­tice ses­sions with real peo­ple, weekly assign­ments and sub­se­quent cri­tiques will pro­vide the skills and con­fi­dence to pro­duce strong, mean­ing­ful portraits.

A basic knowl­edge of your cam­era is help­ful. Dig­i­tal or film for­mat accepted.

date .….….. Wed., Feb. 6–27

time .….….. 3–5 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $60/nonmembers $85 (27743)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Lor­raine Miller-Wolf

Lor­raine Miller-Wolf is pas­sion­ate about pho­tograph­ing peo­ple. She has been a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher in Hum­boldt County for over 30 years. She has taught pre­vi­ous pho­tog­ra­phy courses for OLLI and Extended Edu­ca­tion at HSU for the past 5 1/2 years. She has exhib­ited her pho­tographs exten­sively through­out the area and elsewhere.

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Ink, Brush, Pen: From East to West

In this class, you will cre­ate a series of unique draw­ings using ink media. For­mal ele­ments to be stud­ied include line qual­ity, tex­ture, and value.

Slide lec­tures enhance appre­ci­a­tion and under­stand­ing of ink draw­ing and paint­ing, from dif­fer­ent cul­tures, his­tor­i­cal to con­tem­po­rary. We may look at the draw­ings of Da Vinci, con­tem­po­rary Cal­i­for­nia artist Beth Van Hoe­sen, and from East­ern tra­di­tions, Wu Guanzhong and Jit­toku, for ideas and inspiration.

Instruc­tor demon­stra­tions, class dis­cus­sion, and indi­vid­ual tutor­ing will make ses­sions lively; you may also opt to use class time as quiet stu­dio time for devel­op­ment of draw­ings accord­ing to your inter­ests. You’ll leave the course with a “tool­box” of ideas, resources, and tech­niques for fur­ther study, beyond the class­room experience.

Mate­ri­als needed: Pens, bot­tle black ink, graphite pen­cil, eraser, 18” x 24” white draw­ing paper, draw­ing board (or use table sur­face), 2–3 soft brushes, water con­tainer, paper towels.

date .….….. Thurs., March 21-April 11

time .….….. Noon-2 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $65/nonmembers $90 (27747)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Julie McNiel

Julie McNiel, MFA, has taught at HSU, Ore­gon Col­lege of Arts and Crafts, UC Berke­ley Exten­sion, San Jose State, and the San Fran­cisco Art Insti­tute Com­mu­nity Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram. She was a 2011 recip­i­ent of the Vic­tor T. Jacoby Award for exper­i­men­tal ani­ma­tion and has exhib­ited her visual art region­ally, nation­ally and inter­na­tion­ally. Julie has received many fel­low­ships and awards for her artis­tic work, which focuses on cross-cultural nar­ra­tives. She will have a solo exhi­bi­tion of draw­ings, “Mid­night Sun” at HSU First Street Gallery in Decem­ber 2012.

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Fin­ger­paint­ing on Your iPad

iPad paint­ing is fun and easy to learn! This is an intro­duc­tory class in iPad paint­ing using the Art­Stu­dio app. Each les­son will start with a demon­stra­tion of a spe­cific set of Art­Stu­dio fea­tures, fol­lowed by indi­vid­ual work on the iPad with guid­ance from the instruc­tor. We will use art work by well known artists, includ­ing locals, for inspiration.

The Art­Stu­dio app has a very friendly user inter­face and is also rich and ver­sa­tile. You do not need any expe­ri­ence with tra­di­tional or dig­i­tal art. Pro­fes­sional artists will enjoy adding a mobile dig­i­tal plat­form to their tool set.

Bring an iPad (any model, includ­ing the iPad Mini) and down­load the Art­Stu­dio app ($6 or less from the App Store) before the first class meeting.

date .….….. Sat., March 2 and 9

time .….….. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27749)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Claire Iris Schencke

Claire Iris Schencke, a pio­neer­ing mobile dig­i­tal artist, received her M.A. at Stock­holm Uni­ver­sity and her MBA at Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity. Her mixed media art has been fea­tured in solo and group exhibits in the USA and Europe. She has exten­sive class­room teach­ing expe­ri­ence, and holds a com­mu­nity col­lege teach­ing cer­tifi­cate. She also gives pri­vate lessons in iPad paint­ing. For more about her iPad art, go to her blog: claireirisschencke.blogspot.com

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The Pit­men Painters: From Page to Stage

Explore the inter­sec­tion of visual and the­atri­cal art! After attend­ing an art appre­ci­a­tion class in the 1930s, a group of North­ern Eng­land min­ers took up paint­ing and became unlikely art world sen­sa­tions. This three-meeting course will show­case the artis­tic work of the Ash­ing­ton Group of Painters.

course .….….. par­tic­i­pants will receive tick­ets to attend the Red­wood Curtain’s per­for­mance of The Pit­men Painters play based on their tri­umphant true story. (Show­time: Feb­ru­ary 28, 8–10 p.m.) The final class will include a post-production dis­cus­sion with the cast and cre­ative team.

Join us for a timely look at class, pol­i­tics, and art from the depths of the mine to the heights of fame.

date .….….. Thurs., Feb. 21-March 7

time .….….. 6–8 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27780)

place .….….. HBAC & Red­wood Cur­tain Theatre

instr .….….. Clint Rebik

Along with direc­tor Peggy Met­zger, Clint Rebik is a found­ing mem­ber and the Artis­tic Direc­tor of Red­wood Cur­tain The­atre in Old Town, Eureka. Red­wood Cur­tain has con­sis­tently show­cased the very best of con­tem­po­rary the­atre for the past 14 years; it will launch its 15th sea­son with The Pit­men Painters. As an actor/director for over 25 years on the North Coast, Clint’s most recent project was the acclaimed staged read­ing of 8 on the HSU campus.

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Fast Food, Slow Food:
Grow­ing a Year ‘Round Kitchen Garden

Learn how to grow an organic, low main­te­nance kitchen gar­den year ’round. Empha­sis will be on raised beds, no till tech­niques and con­tain­ers. Top­ics will include feed­ing the soil, recy­cling pot­ting soil, choos­ing fer­til­iz­ers, pre­vent­ing pests, grow­ing with seeds and starts, select­ing vari­eties and tim­ing crops.

This is an active, hands-on class. We will meet at the Hum­boldt Botan­i­cal Gar­dens near the Col­lege of the Red­woods cam­pus. Bring water, a pen and note­book, wear gar­den clothes and a sun hat.

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

date .….….. Tues., April 16–23

time .….….. Noon-2 p.m.

instr .….….. Terry Kramer

Local hor­ti­cul­tur­ist Terry Kramer has been writ­ing the “North Coast Gar­den­ing” col­umn for the Times Stan­dard for more than 30 years. She is cur­rently site man­ager at the Hum­boldt Botan­i­cal Gar­den. Grow­ing a kitchen gar­den is her specialty.

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Begin­ning Bird Feeding

Want to attract birds to your yard but don’t know where to start? What birds eat which seeds? Which feeder would be best? And how do I do this as a cat lover? Get all these ques­tions answered. See the feed­ers first hand and learn about their care. Get recipes for your own nec­tar and “suet.” Hand-outs will help you keep every­thing straight!

date .….….. Wed., March 13

time .….….. 6–8 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $30/nonmembers $55 (27734)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Louise Bacon-Ogden

Louise Bacon-Ogden has loved birds since child­hood. For 14 years she owned and oper­ated Strictly for the Birds in Old Town Eureka. Though retired, she is still known as the “Bird Lady.”

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The Art & Craft of Land­scape Design

This class pro­vides an intro­duc­tion to the land­scape design process – a step-by-step approach to cre­at­ing a land­scape that is both func­tional and beautiful.

The basic prin­ci­ples of land­scape design will be pre­sented, along with exam­ples of their prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion. We will exam­ine four major areas that are crit­i­cal in devel­op­ing an effec­tive land­scape design: aes­thet­ics, func­tional con­cerns, hor­ti­cul­tural fac­tors, and sus­tain­abil­ity issues.

On Sun­day, May 5, the class will take a field trip to sev­eral local gardens.

This class includes a field trip. All par­tic­i­pants will be required to com­plete a release of lia­bil­ity form (see page 38).

date .….….. Tues., April 9–30 and Sun., May 5

time .….….. Tues.: 6–8 p.m.

Sun.: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $75/nonmembers $100 (27733)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­terand Hum­boldt gardens

instr .….….. Donna Wildearth

Donna Wildearth is pas­sion­ate about plants and about the land­scape design process. She has been a pro­fes­sional land­scape designer for 12 years and is the owner of Gar­den Visions Land­scape Design in Eureka. Four of her land­scape projects have been fea­tured on local gar­den tours, and she has taught land­scape design and plant iden­ti­fi­ca­tion at Col­lege of the Red­woods and through OLLI at HSU.

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Contract Bridge for Beginners

Bridge is the best and most chal­leng­ing of card games. It has been called “the men­tal pen­cil sharp­ener for the senior brain,” and is a great tool to enhance cog­ni­tive processes, espe­cially mem­ory. It is also a good social game.

Learn the rules and tools to enable you to com­pletely play the game: point counts, bid­ding, scor­ing, and play­ing the hands. Each ses­sion will present a les­son and give some prac­tice. Bridge is a com­pli­cated game, so prac­tice and play out­side of class is recommended.

Weekly hand­outs will give you a com­plete set of guide­lines for all aspects of bridge.

POSTPONED TO FALL 2013

Robert Fornes became a bridge mas­ter in high school in 1961. Also rated in U.S. Chess Fed­er­a­tion and a vet­eran of the World Series of Poker, Robert enjoys games of skill.

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Amends: The Twelve Prin­ci­ples of Forgiveness

This course is designed to help you free your­self from resent­ment, anger, blame, guilt, and regret. You will engage in the process of writ­ing, ask­ing ques­tions, shift­ing per­cep­tions and learn­ing to tell your story from a new perspective.

The goal of the course is to let go of the past and cre­ate joy and peace in the present with a life review, reflec­tion and assess­ment through draw­ing and writ­ing exercises.

Prac­tic­ing for­give­ness can lead to greater health, a sense of well-being, health­ier rela­tion­ships, and a spa­cious sense of being free from the past. The class is based on expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing, exer­cises, ques­tions, dis­cus­sion and writ­ing activities.

date .….….. Wed., Jan. 30-March 6

time .….….. 3:30–5:30 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $70/nonmembers $95 (27765)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Sharon Ferrett

Sharon K. Fer­rett, Ph.D., has over 35 years in higher edu­ca­tion as a col­lege and uni­ver­sity dean, direc­tor and pro­fes­sor. She is also a man­age­ment con­sul­tant and a small busi­ness owner who brings a real-world per­spec­tive to her pre­sen­ta­tions and books: Peak Per­for­mance, Pos­i­tive Atti­tudes at Work, Strate­gies: Col­lege and Career Suc­cess, and Get­ting and Keep­ing the Job You Want.

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The Art & Craft of Advocacy

You want to change the world. Or sell your idea to a prospec­tive fun­der or pol­i­cy­maker. Or get your spouse to travel to Antarc­tica. So where do you start?

This work­shop focuses on the art and craft of advo­cacy, the effec­tive artic­u­la­tion and mar­ket­ing of your ideas and cre­at­ing of the desired end result. Advo­cacy is about tac­tics and tech­niques, logic and emo­tion, strate­gic and cre­ative think­ing and writ­ing, ver­bal and non­ver­bal com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and effec­tive messaging.

You will be plan­ning, talk­ing, and writ­ing your way through this course. So bring pen and paper, lap­top or iPad, plus a prob­lem you want to address. We’ll get to work!

POSTPONED TO FALL 2013

Jane Wood­ward, MPA, J.D., has worked over 40 years in pro­gram devel­op­ment and eval­u­a­tion, pol­icy con­sult­ing, law and mar­ket­ing. She is active on the Arcata Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee, and involved in advo­cacy, research and writing.

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Lam­ber­son Ecol­ogy Lecture

“Short Prof­its Ver­sus Longterm Sus­tain­abil­ity”
Colin Clark: Uni­ver­sity of British Columbia

Wed., Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Native Amer­i­can Forum, BSS 162

FREE TO OLLI MEMBERS!

Dr. Clark has been a researcher in behav­ioral ecol­ogy and the eco­nom­ics of nat­ural resources, with empha­sis on com­mer­cial fish­eries management.

The annual Lam­ber­son Lec­ture is hosted by the Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity Col­lege of Nat­ural Resources and Sciences.

The ecol­ogy series takes its name and fund­ing from Rol­lie Lam­ber­son, pro­fes­sor of math­e­mat­ics at Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity from 1980–2004.

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Floods of North­ern California

Rain­fall records were set all across North­ern Cal­i­for­nia on Dec. 20, 1955, fol­lowed by flood­ing that caused 74 deaths and $200 mil­lion in eco­nomic losses. This was just a pre­lude to Dec. 19–24, 1964, the wettest ever six-day period which pro­duced record high flows on every river in the region. Whole towns dis­ap­peared, and the North Coast was iso­lated for weeks.

This course will exam­ine the his­tory, weather, and geol­ogy that con­tributed to these extreme events. His­to­rian Jerry Rohde will pro­vide a Pow­er­Point pre­sen­ta­tion cov­er­ing epic North Coast floods of the last 150 years.

Start­ing with the mas­sive freshet of 1861–1862, which roared down the Kla­math and Trin­ity rivers (while at times ris­ing more than 90 feet above the riverbed), the pre­sen­ta­tion will focus on the “hundred-year flood” of 1955 and its pre­ma­ture suc­ces­sor, the “thousand-year flood” of 1964. Blend­ing pho­tos, maps, and eye­wit­ness accounts, Rohde will describe the dev­as­ta­tion suf­fered by such com­mu­ni­ties as Weott, Bull Creek, Pep­per­wood, Eli­nor, and Kla­math. He will also con­sider the effects of the floods’ co-conspirators, min­ing and log­ging, and will describe how the threat of future flood­ing helped expand local red­wood parks.

Mete­o­rol­o­gist Nancy Dean will describe the weather that occurred dur­ing both the 1955 and 1964 floods and what the impacts were on the rivers.

The 1964 storm and flood also caused abun­dant land­slides. Geol­ogy pro­fes­sor Har­vey Kelsey will explore the impact of land­s­lid­ing on the slopes and chan­nels of the Van Duzen River, com­par­ing the 1964 storm and flood to other his­toric storms and floods in North­ern California.

This course is held at the Multi-Generational Cen­ter in Fortuna.

date .….….. Tues., March 5–19

time .….….. 6:30–8:30 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $45/nonmembers $70 (27778)

place .….….. Multi-Generational Center2280 New­burg Road, Fortuna

instr .….….. Rol­lie Lamberson

Course coor­di­na­tor Rol­lie Lam­ber­son is Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Math­e­mat­ics and coor­di­na­tor of the Envi­ron­men­tal Sys­tems Grad­u­ate Pro­grams at Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity. He cur­rently serves as exec­u­tive sec­re­tary of the Nat­ural Resource Mod­el­ing Asso­ci­a­tion. Rol­lie is also an active mem­ber of the OLLI at HSU Cur­ricu­lum Committee.

Jerry Rohde is ethno­geo­g­ra­pher and his­to­rian for the Cul­tural Resources Facil­ity at Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity. He has coau­thored three guide­books to the North Coast that fea­ture sec­tions describ­ing over a hun­dred years of floods. Jerry lives on high ground at the south­ern edge of Eureka.

Nancy Dean has a B.S. from UC Davis in atmos­pheric sci­ence. She is mete­o­rol­o­gist in charge for the National Weather Ser­vice in Eureka.

Har­vey Kelsey has a B.A. from Prince­ton and Ph.D. from UC Santa Cruz in geol­ogy and has taught geol­ogy at West­ern Wash­ing­ton, Uni­ver­sity of Ore­gon, and Hum­boldt State.

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Career Guid­ance for Cre­ative, Inno­v­a­tive People

Are you a cre­ative per­son who has a hard time find­ing sat­is­fac­tion in tra­di­tional, struc­tured work environments?

Whether you are in a life/work tran­si­tion, just need to rekin­dle your pas­sion for your cur­rent work, or are plan­ning your future steps, this sem­i­nar and expe­ri­en­tial exer­cises will help you under­stand your­self bet­ter and give you prac­ti­cal strate­gies for cre­at­ing a more bal­anced and ful­fill­ing approach to your career/life choices.

You will learn:

  • the crit­i­cal attrib­utes and career needs of cre­ative types
  • why cre­ative types are often career indecisive
  • the cru­cial dif­fer­ence between work­ing in a cre­ative set­ting and using your per­sonal creativity
  • how to nav­i­gate the hid­den job market
  • how to rec­og­nize work cul­tures that will be nour­ish­ing to you
  • ways to avoid career depres­sion syndrome
  • why dif­fer­ent non-traditional work struc­tures such as port­fo­lio careers or self-employment may be attrac­tive options
  • sim­ple exer­cises to help you access your inner wisdom

date .….….. Sat., April 6

time .….….. 2–5 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $90 + $10 mate­ri­als feenon­mem­bers $125 (27751)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Susan Abbott

Susan Abbott, M.A, is a speaker on career issues, and is a coun­selor to peo­ple who wish to cre­ate their per­sonal vision of mean­ing­ful work.

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North Coast Artists’ Showcase

Hum­boldt County has a wealth of thriv­ing artists. Join OLLI for this annual cel­e­bra­tion of North Coast artists. Six noted artists will share their work and talk about the process of mak­ing art. What inspires and moti­vates them? What becomes sub­ject mat­ter? Why do they work in the medium they do, and what is the process of cre­at­ing their art? One artist will be show­cased each week, with an oppor­tu­nity for class par­tic­i­pants to under­stand how each artist has devel­oped their unique style. Each artist will set up an infor­mal gallery of their work and lead the stu­dents through a retrospective.

Fea­tured artists include (not in order of appearance):

  • Don Anton: pho­to­graphic artist
  • Michael Guer­riero, serigrapher
  • Mimi LaPlant, painter
  • Kris Pat­zlaff, jew­elry and small met­als artist
  • Alan San­born, water­color artist
  • Son­dra Schwet­man, sculptor

date .….….. Thurs., Feb. 7-March 14

time .….….. 4–5:30 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $75/nonmembers $100 (27754)

place .….….. Hum­boldt Bay Aquatic Cen­ter, Eureka

instr .….….. Amy Uyeki

Show­case coor­di­na­tor Amy Uyeki is a visual artist who has worked pro­fes­sion­ally in the North Coast area for close to 30 years. She has worked in art museum edu­ca­tion, taught art in the pub­lic schools, served on the board for local arts orga­ni­za­tions, and is a mem­ber of an artists’ col­lec­tive. Recently, she has worked in ani­ma­tion and doc­u­men­tary filmmaking.

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OLLI IN GARBERVILLE

Below are OLLI classes that will be held at the Gar­berville Civic Club. All OLLI mem­bers are wel­come to attend.

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Book Lovers Unite: Jane Austen

Join a lively con­ver­sa­tion about one of Eng­lish literature’s most val­ued and beloved writ­ers: Jane Austen. Explore three of her nov­els in this class. The first novel will be Northanger Abbey, which was pub­lished after Austen’s death, but is actu­ally one of her ear­li­est com­pleted works. At the sec­ond meet­ing, we’ll dis­cuss Pride and Prej­u­dice. Finally, one of Austen’s last nov­els, Emma, will be the topic of the last meeting.

We’ll also talk about Jane Austen’s life, and look to her work for a pic­ture of the era – its social mores and tra­di­tions, estab­lished eti­quette and expec­ta­tions. Liv­ing in this soci­ety for just over four decades of life, how did Austen man­age to sus­tain ambi­tion and cre­ate a last­ing body of work? How did she reflect her times? How did she not?

date .….….. Tues., March 26, April 23, May 14

time .….….. Noon-2 p.m.

fee/members .….….. $50/nonmembers $75 (27750)

place .….….. Gar­berville Civic Club

instr .….….. Marie Raphael

Marie Raphael taught writ­ing and lit­er­a­ture at Boston Uni­ver­sity, Col­lege of the Red­woods and in local mid­dle schools. She coached edu­ca­tion stu­dents in the HSU sec­ondary edu­ca­tion pro­gram as well. She is the author of two young adult immi­gra­tion adven­tures and has worked as an edi­tor and columnist.

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Water­color Still Life Painting

Water­color is notable for its translu­cency and sparkle, and this class will explore its expres­sive qual­i­ties. We will begin by paint­ing sim­ple objects, learn­ing basic skills and gain­ing the con­fi­dence to com­plete a still life painting.

Water­color meth­ods of direct paint­ing, lay­er­ing, and work­ing wet-in-wet will be intro­duced. The tra­di­tional con­cepts of rep­re­sen­ta­tional paint­ing, com­po­si­tion, color and value will be incor­po­rated in these exercises.

Some famil­iar­ity with water­color is help­ful. Bring the fol­low­ing sup­plies to the first class: Pad of water­color paper; tubes of cad­mium red, aure­olin yel­low, ultra­ma­rine blue, sap green, vio­let, burnt sienna water­col­ors; palette; water­color brushes (medium rounds and flats); a pen­cil; a small water con­tainer and paper towels.

date .….….. Tues., April 9–30

time .….….. 10 a.m.-noon

fee/members .….….. $55/nonmembers $80 (27790)

place .….….. Gar­berville Civic Club

instr .….….. Judy Evenson

Judy Even­son is an award win­ning painter who is pas­sion­ate about water­color. She exhibits nation­ally and region­ally and teaches locally.

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Con­sti­tu­tional Myths

See descrip­tion above. Also offered in Eureka.


Mov­ing Your Words: A Writ­ing Class

See descrip­tion above. Also offered in Eureka.

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