FALL 2014: 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
The Second Half: Wisdom in the Spotlight Su 11/9
Gentle Yoga Session 1 M 09/08
Tai Chi Made EZ 1 M 09/08
What’s Wrong with Congress? M 09/08
Gentle Yoga Session 2 M 10/06
That’s All She Wrote: Flash Fiction M 10/06
Intercultural Communication Session 1 M 10/06
Tai Chi Made EZ Session 2 M 10/20
What is a Healthy Diet These Days? M 10/27
Intro to iPad Basics M 10/27
Intercultural Communication Session 2 M 10/27
McCarthy, Blacklists, Creative Freedom M 11/03
Gentle YogaSession 3 M 11/03
Gentle Yoga Session 4 M 12/01
The Battle of Culloden Moor M 12/01
Book Arts: Book-in-a-Box  T 08/26
Steinbeck’s Zapata T 09/09
Local Walks for Exercise & Pleasure T 09/09
Close to the Bone T 09/09
Writing & Reading the Short Story T 09/09
Memoir Writing T 09/09
Learn to Draw! T 09/09
Photography 101 CANCELLED  
Take it Slow! Take the Train Session 1 T 09/16
Border Crossings & Travel Incidents T 09/23
Cottage Food Operators Session 1 T 09/23
Folds, Faults & Fossils T 09/30
Longitude and Invention of Instruments for Navigation  T 10/07
King Arthur: Man or Myth? T 10/07
Fossils & Evolution  T 10/07
April in Paris?  T 10/14
Writing as a Spiritual Journey T 10/21
Northwestern Pacific Railroad  T 10/21
Cataclysm 1914 T 11/04
Cottage Food Operators Session 2 T 11/04
Book Arts: Holiday Card Extravaganza T 12/02
Machu Picchu: Tour Without the Airfare T 12/09
Today’s Poetry 1: Becoming a Poet W 08/27
Creative Nonfiction Writing W 09/03
Art of Living W 09/03
Post-Totalitarian Societies W 09/10
Spanish Exploration W 09/17
Accessing Inner Wisdom with SoulCollage® W 09/17
The Nights of Cabiria W 09/17
Pilates Plus I W 09/24
Rapport: Influence & Communicate with Anyone W 10/01
Contract Bridge for Beginners W 10/01
Contract Bridge for Intermediates W 10/01
Today’s Poetry 2: Growing as a Poet W 10/08
Science News W 10/15
Pilates Plus Session 2 W 10/22
Brain Health & Mindfulness Session 2 W 10/29
Life & Films of Ingmar Bergman W 10/29
Explore Your Inner Landscape W 11/05
Today’s Poetry 3: Poet’s Path W 11/12
Inns of the North Coast Th 09/04
Taking the Pulse of a River Th 09/04
Brain Health & Mindfulness Session 1 Th 09/11
Turning the Tables, Calling Your Bluff Th 09/11
Birding 101 Th 09/11
Take it Slow! Take the Train Session 2 Th 09/18
Walking Through Jung’s Red Book Th 09/25
Drawing & Sketching Basics Th 10/02
Discovering Mexico Th 10/02
Independent Travel in Europe Th 10/09
Is the Camino for You? Th 10/16
Communication in Crisis Th 10/23
Mushroom Walk  Th 10/30
Yoga in Fortuna Session 1 F 09/05
Women of the Press F 09/12
Green Diamond: A Day in the Forest F 09/19
Seeking Balance F 09/26
Steel Drums Session 1 F 10/03
Restoration & Renewal of Redwood Parks F 10/17
Beginning Argentine Tango F 10/17
Yoga in Fortuna Session 2 F 10/24
Steel Drums Session 2 F 11/07
The Second Half: Wisdom in the Spotlight F 11/07
Arthritis in our Community Sa 10/04
Art Photography Using an iPhone or Smart Phone Sa 10/04
Armchair Traveler: All Along the Avenue Sa 10/11
Joy’s Rustic Garden Sa 10/11
Draw, Sketch, Paint on Your iPad Sa 10/18
Using Genetics for Genealogical Research Sa 11/08
Introducing “Both Sides of the Bluff” Sa 11/15
North Coast Weather Sa 12/13

 


The Art of Living

Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch
Presentations & Discussions

All sessions are noon-1:30 p.m. at the
Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center, Eureka

FREE to OLLI Members (47535)

  1st Wednesday...

Senior Advocacy: Ideas for Action

Sept. 3: Community Organizing – Senior Style

How can we advocate for Seniors and make Humboldt a better community for all? A discussion of local non-partisan, community activism hosted by the Senior Action Coalition. With Kay Escarda and Bonnie McGregor of the Senior Action Coalition.

Oct. 1: Do-It-Yourself – Medicare Online

Learn how to enroll online during the Medicare Open Enrollment period that starts Oct. 15. Bring a laptop or tablet for this interactive, hands on class. This session is taught by HICAP counselors from the Area 1 Agency on Aging.

Nov. 5: It Takes a Village – An Introduction

Can we bring the “Village” concept to Humboldt? An introduction to the “Village” concept first developed in the Beacon Hill area of Boston followed by a group discussion. A joint presentation by Senior Action Coalition and A1AA.

Dec. 3: It Takes a Village – Local Possibilities

As we age, staying in our own homes would be easier with just a little help. A review of how other “Villages” support aging in place and a discussion about creating a “Village” in Humboldt. A joint presentation by Senior Action Coalition and A1AA.

  2nd Wednesday...

Conversations on Aging

Sept 10: Diana Heberger

Diana Heberger established the elementary program at the San Francisco School, which is still strong after 45 years. When she later moved to Humboldt, her interest in Yurok Indian culture flourished and informed the curriculum she developed for Garfield School. She began teaching in 1981 when it was a two-room school and after 40 years as a teacher, she retired in 2005. She enjoys a rich, diverse, and very active retirement.

Oct 8: Lynn McKenna

Lynn is a Community Volunteer and President of Redwood Coast Music Festivals. This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival. Come learn about the festival’s history and importance to senior and youth music programs in our communities. Lynn will also have information about the 2015 festival including the lineup of bands and opportunities to volunteer at this popular weekend event.

Nov 12: Tracey Barnes Priestley

Tracey Barnes Priestley spent many years as a therapist before moving into the field of of personal coaching. She also writes and blogs about issues she and others face in the second half of life (The Second Half website). Her first novel, Duck Pond Epiphany, was published last year. Discovering the thrill of performing at 40, Tracey has appeared in numerous local productions, including The Second Half: A Lively Look At Life After Fifty, a one-act musical she co-wrote and co-starred in with her friend Valerie Gillett Bourne. [This fall, Tracey will be hosting a special OLLI show featuring 10 pieces written and presented by OLLI members.]

Dec 10: Mike Williams, Jogg’n Shoppe

Mike Lavon Williams was born next door to Humboldt State at the old Trinity Hospital. He graduated from Arcata High School in 1979. As a student at HSU, he ran cross country and track, and worked at the Jogg’n Shoppe. In 2006 he bought the shop. When he is ready to retire, he hopes to pass on the tradition set by the previous store owners Chuck Ehlers, Jim Hunt and Scott Pesch, who have all coached or run cross country at HSU.

  3RD Wednesday...

Creating Community Assets: A Community Forum

Individuals and groups in Humboldt County have visualized and created positive change resulting in programs, businesses and environmental achievements. Learn the creation stories of some major community assets.

Sept. 17: Sun Valley Group

Bill Prescott, Marketing Director

Have you noticed the beautiful flowers at the OLLI open houses or other venues? These gorgeous blooms are frequently contributed by the Bulb Farm, a growing business that ships flowers world-wide. Come hear how the idea for this venture grew into a thriving business providing jobs and flowers to many local residents.

Oct. 15: The Arcata Playhouse & Creamery District

Jackie Dandeneau, Executive Director

The Arcata Playhouse is a burgeoning center of music, comedy and drama performance and education, occasional lectures, and creative business ideas. Come find out how that evolved, and their plans for the future.

Nov. 19: The Welcome Centers

Sandy Scott, Executive Director, Arcata Chamber and Jon O’Conner, Humboldt Bay Tourism Center

Two outstanding welcome centers provide visitors and residents with information about local and regional attractions, as well as featuring displays of local products.

Dec. 17: SCRAP Humboldt

Tibora Girczyc-Blum, Founder & Director

SCRAP Humboldt (School Community Reuse Action Project), a collective of artists, educators, environmentalists, movers and shakers united to develop a donation-based creative reuse center. Their mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

  4th Wednesday...

Fulbright Scholars

By implementing some of the world’s most prestigious and innovative scholarship programs, Fulbright provides talent from around the world with access to leading institutions of higher education and international experience. These programs are critical to promoting mutual understanding, and developing global leaders. Two of Humboldt’s Fulbright Scholars will share about their studies, experiences and travel.

Sept. 24: Eileen Cashman

Eileen Cashman, HSU Engineering Professor was a Fulbright Scholar in Spain and Brazil, 2013-14.

Oct. 22: Rees Hughes and Amy Uyeki

Rees and Amy were Fulbright Scholars in Sri Lanka, 2003-04.

Nov. 26 & Dec. 24: Enjoy your Holidays!

  5th Wednesday

Special Presentation: Ghosts of Humboldt Bay

Oct. 30 -Join Ray Hillman and your friends at OLLI for a spooky afternoon of ghost stories about Eureka buildings and strange occurrences aboard boats in our bay.

Ray Hillman is a UC Berkeley graduate, a regional history instructor at College of the Redwoods, and an independent scholar in architecture and historical preservation.



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    SPECIAL EVENT

The Second Half: Wisdom in the Spotlight

Tracey Barnes Priestley hosts this one-of-a-kind event at the Arcata Playhouse: Ten original stories on the complexities, the joys, and the challenges life throws in our path. SEE MORE DETAILS...


 

Birding 101

If you’d like to start the interesting hobby of birdwatching (or also known as birding), this is the class for you.

You can start very simply and with little money. Field guide selection, scopes, binoculars and what to wear will be discussed. We can also talk about all the “bells and whistles” for those techies among you. The instructor keeps it simple, but will provide some web sites and a few gadget suggestions you might just have to have!

After the evening class, we will put our skills to use with a bird walk at the Arcata Marsh on Saturday.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form form in advance of the trip. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather and bring water.

date .......... Thurs./Sat., Sept. 11 & 13

time .......... Thurs.: 6-8 p.m. Sat., 9-11 a.m.

fee .......... Members $60/non-members $85 (47584)

place .......... Thurs.: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)
Sat.: Arcata Marsh

instr .......... Louise Bacon-Ogden

Louise Bacon-Ogden was owner of the store Strictly for the Birds in Eureka until 2004. Since retiring, she now has more time to share her knowledge and love of birds and anything else in our natural world.

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Mushroom Walk

Enjoy a fun hike in the Pacific rain forest near Fern Canyon, where we will identify various mushrooms.

Fall is the perfect time of year for identifying Humboldt’s broad variety of very tasty, beautiful and strange-looking fungi, including poisonous ones!

We will take vans (rain or shine) to this beautiful rain forest where Roosevelt Elk, bear, and deer love to roam.

Unfortunately, mushroom picking is not allowed in the park.

Participants should be in reasonable physical condition for this day-long trip. There will be a minimum of four rest stops in addition to lunch.

Recommended text: Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form form in advance of the trip. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, and bring water and a lunch.

date .......... Thurs./Sat., Oct. 30 & Nov. 1

time .......... Thurs.: 1-3 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $75/non-members $100 (47585)

place .......... Thurs.: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

.......... Sat.: Meet vans at Arcata Community Center

instr .......... Dick Wild

Dick Wild has been a trip leader, mushroom aficionado and member of the Mycological Society since 1972. He has identified and eaten over 70 varieties. He has picked mushrooms in Northern California, Montana, Colorado and Southern Germany in the Black Forest.

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Taking the Pulse of a River

We live in a land of mountains dissected by many rivers and streams. We swim and fish in these rivers, and they are a source of our drinking water, but how healthy are these running waters?

Under the Federal Clean Water Act, many of our local rivers actually are classified as “impaired” – for example, temperature-impaired, sediment-impaired, and nutrient-impaired. What does impairment mean, how did they become impaired, and what can be done to improve conditions?

Many challenges face our river resources: too much turbidity and algae, not enough dissolved oxygen, contamination from bacteria and chemicals, and diversions of water for various uses. We will investigate these issues and learn how scientists “take the pulse of a river” to assess its health.

date .......... Thurs., Sept. 4 & 11

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $45/non-members $70 (47586)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Mary Ann Madej

Dr. Mary Ann Madej was a geologist for the Department of the Interior for 35 years. Her research has focused on rivers of north coastal California and she has published more than 45 papers. She has been invited to speak on river monitoring studies in Japan, Italy, Scotland, New Zealand and Canada.

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Joy’s Rustic Garden: Repurposing with Passion

Experience the design and hear about the creation of this unique, architectural garden that surrounds a labyrinth design from the 13th century.

Gardens can reflect the designer’s passion through repurposing of treasures and significant imagination. Stroll through Joy’s rustic garden and enjoy this special space created, designed and built for continued pleasure.

Inside the garden walls, students will find a meditational labyrinth walk, antique garden structures, old wood and metal items. Originally a bare piece of ground, Joy’s Garden has grown into a beautiful, vine-covered haven. The unique design includes a long wall with doors and windows which face the Van Duzer River Valley.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form form in advance of the trip. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, and bring water.

date .......... Sat., Oct. 11

time .......... 1-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $40/non-members $65 (47587)

place .......... Address will be provided to participants

instr .......... Joy Frasier

Joy Frasier has always been interested in the creative expressive arts. She graduated from the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts. She earned her MA in drama at Cal State University Los Angeles. She taught drama and directed plays at CR. She earned a Masters of Social Work at U of Hawaii. Presently she is in private practice in the Humboldt area under Joy B. Worrell, LCSW. She published an autobiography with poetry in 2010, What’s Passion Got To Do With It? She has also performed at North Coast Repertory Theater, written two plays, and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

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Restoration & Renewal at Redwood National & State Parks

Since 1978, Redwood National and State Parks have been at the forefront of developing watershed restoration techniques.

In recent years the parks have begun forest restoration on park lands that were logged when those lands were still privately owned. A major new project being considered would treat approximately 8,000 acres of second-growth, with the objective of putting those acres on a trajectory to achieve old-growth characteristics in as short a period of time as possible.

Using watershed, forest, and fish passage restoration techniques, the goal of the Lower Prairie Creek Project will be to tie the two largest stands of old-growth redwood forest within RNSP back together by completing the restoration of second-growth that stands between them.

Join us for a dynamic afternoon lecture followed by an all-day field trip to Redwood National Park.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form in advance of the trip. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, bring water and a lunch.

date .......... Fri./Sat., Oct. 17 & 18

time .......... Fri.: Noon-2 p.m. Sat.: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $75/non-members $100 (47588)

place .......... Fri.: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

                    Sat.: Meet vans at Arcata Community Center.

instr .......... Jim Wheeler

Jim Wheeler has been a park ranger and interpreter in Redwood National and State Parks since 1986. Upon moving to northern Humboldt County in 1983, he was immediately attracted to the beauty and natural, and cultural history of the Bald Hills east of Redwood Creek. He has taught courses for the HSU OLLI program for about five years.

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North Coast Weather

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) meteorologist-in-charge will provide a lecture on the mission and organization on the National Weather Service (NWS), weather basics and an example of those basics for the north coast seasons.

In the afternoon, we will tour the NWS office on Woodley Island, including sandbag training. See how atmospheric science affects human beings in so many ways!

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form form in advance of the trip. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, bring water and a lunch.

date .......... Sat., Dec. 13

time .......... 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

fee .......... Members $30/non-members $55 (47589)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)
Field trip caravan to weather station

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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Green Diamond: A Day in the Forest

This all-day field trip will be a combination van and walking tour guided by company foresters and biologists. Principles of forestry such as wildlife habitat, watershed maintenance, and sustainable production will be demonstrated and discussed. Students will have the opportunity to view forest management practices.

The longest trail is about a half mile long with a total elevation change of about 200 feet. There will be several conversational stops along the way and the steepest sections have steps.

Hardhats and a complementary bag lunch will be provided for all participants.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form in advance of the trip.

date .......... Fri., Sept. 19

time .......... 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

fee .......... Members $50/non-members $75 (47590)

place .......... Green Diamond

instr .......... Company foresters and biologists

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Take it Slow: Take the Train

Are you retired and want to slow down and travel? Do you find air travel frantic and frustrating? Have you considered the slower experience of riding the train?

If you have longed to try a journey on a train, learn the ins and outs of preparing for the trip. Secrets of packing, ordering tickets, sleeping and dining will be discussed. Find out about amenities and services. Discover if train travel is for you!

Choose one of two sessions taught by Louise Bacon-Ogden and David Ogden at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC):

SESSION 1: .......... Tues., Sept. 16

time .......... 2-4:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $30/non-members $55 (47606)

SESSION 2: .......... Thurs., Sept. 18

time .......... 5:30-8 p.m.

fee .......... Members $30/non-members $55 (47607)

Louise Bacon-Ogden and David Ogden have traveled extensively on Amtrak. They have ridden the rails on the north, south and middle routes through the United States. They enjoy every minute of experiencing the nation through the train car window.

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Border Crossings & Travel Incidents:
Finding Your Way Through

Join a discussion of travel safety and tips to recognize, prevent, and recover from travel incidents like pickpockets, scams and shakedowns. Issues involving border crossings, customs, and the loss of your money, credit cards, and travel documents will be highlighted.

Presenter will use recent “exciting” experiences in Peru and Ecuador to help participants learn new skills and share ideas for safer and positive travel experiences.

date .......... Tues., Sept. 23 & 30

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... Members $45/non-members $70 (47608)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... John Palmquist

John Palmquist has traveled in all seven continents. An adjunct lecturer for business classes at the College of the Redwoods and Alaska Pacific University, he also has education and work experience in business and public administration, management, economics and finance.

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Discovering Mexico

Whether you’re fluent in Spanish, or can only manage ¿Dónde está el baño?, you’ll come away from this course enriched, inspired and ready to plan your trip to Mexico beyond resort beaches and package tours.

You’ll learn the reality behind the bad headlines; how to stay safe and healthy; how to travel to and around Mexico; where to stay; the best places for language schools, museums, architecture, archeology and markets; and the attraction of such areas as the Yucatan, Oaxaca, the central colonial cities, the Pacific Coast, and the Sierra Gorda.

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 2

time .......... 6-8:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $20/non-members $45 (47609)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Barry Evans & Louisa Rogers

Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans live part-time in their home in Guanajuato, Mexico, using it as a base to explore the country.

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Independent Travel in Europe

Europe is a traveler’s dream. It’s the birthplace of Western civilization, home to one-tenth of the world’s population. Essentially the same geographical area as the United States, it’s the source of colonialism and two world wars. We’ll discuss getting there and getting around; where to stay; health and safety issues; how to economize; what to see and how to meet people. Whether you’ve crossed the Atlantic a dozen times or are about to take your first trip, you’ll be inspired by this overview class.

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 9

time .......... 6-8:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $20/non-members $45 (47610)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Barry Evans & Louisa Rogers

Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans have walked, biked, driven, and taken trains and buses while exploring 38 of Europe’s 50 countries.

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The Armchair Traveler: All Along the Avenue

From towering redwoods to the sinuously scenic Eel River, the Avenue of the Giants passes through the heart of historic and beautiful southern Humboldt County.

We’ll look at the roadside communities, from Phillipsville to Pepperwood, and examine the great groves of Humboldt Redwoods State Park. We’ll learn about Jimmie Carothers, who insulated his tumbled-down shack with gold pieces; we’ll look at waterlogged Weott, hit twice within a decade by devastating floods; we’ll learn of the Lolahnkok Indians, who made the Bull Creek area their home – all this and more from the ease of our OLLI armchairs, the perfect place to see the Avenue!

date .......... Sat., Oct. 11

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee .......... Members $30/non-members $55 (47611)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Jerry & Gisela Rohde

The Rohdes teach as many OLLI courses as they can about Humboldt County’s human and natural history. Their guidebook, Humboldt Redwoods State Park: The Complete Guide, contains an extensive description of the Avenue of the Giants.

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April in Paris?

April in Paris is presented in two sessions for independent travelers who want to know what to expect, how to avoid “tourist disappointment,” and how to organize a memorable trip to Paris.

In the first session we’ll discuss the practicalities of how to find comfortable, accessible, and economical lodging; airfare and shuttles, currency and safety.

In the second session we’ll focus on living like a Parisian: finding “what’s on” and how to get there, blending in like a local, and discovering less-traveled sites and adventures. Both sessions stress the opportunity to absorb the French Patrimonie and its magic in ways that make us welcome guests.

date .......... Tues./Thurs., Oct. 14 & 16

time .......... Noon-2 p.m.

fee .......... Members $45/non-members $70 (47612)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Carol McFarland

Carol McFarland taught history at University of Oregon from 1978-81 and retired from the HSU English department in 1999. She visits France annually and always feels at home in Paris, where she never tires of the stunning landscape or the unexpected adventures.

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Is the Camino for You?

Are you intrigued by the ancient pilgrimage routes of Europe? Can you imagine yourself walking in the footsteps of medieval Christians, Moors, Romans, and ancient Europeans through the stunning rural countryside of Northern Spain?

This workshop will help you get started planning your own customized adventure. Find out how to choose a route, what to pack, how to find your way and where to stay.

This conversational workshop includes hands-on materials, photographs and handouts including a packing list, tips on traveling light, and a Spanish for Pilgrims glossary.

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 16

time .......... Noon-2 p.m.

fee .......... Members $30/non-members $55 (47613)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Carolyn Lehman

Author and educator Carolyn Lehman walked the full 500-mile Camino Frances across Northern Spain in the Fall of 2013 and returned to hike in the Pyrenees in Spring 2014. She taught in the English department at HSU. With her husband Peter, Carolyn leads wilderness trips throughout North America.

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Machu Picchu and the Rise and Fall of the Inca Empire:
Tour Without the Airfare

Machu Picchu is the centerpiece of Inca archeological sites, but it’s not the only one. During the short history of the Inca Empire, the Incas built many magnificent towns and cities with a remarkable road system through the very challenging terrain of the Andes of Peru and Ecuador.

We will visit many of the archeological sites while examining the rise of the Inca civilization and its fall to Spanish explorers.

date .......... Tues., Dec. 9

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... Members $30/non-members $55 (47614)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Rick Vrem & Rollie Lamberson

Both Rick Vrem and Rollie Lamberson are retired from HSU; Rick as Provost and Rollie as a mathematics professor. They have done extensive international travel including a recent trip to the Andes of Peru and Equador where they explored many Inca archeological sites.

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Science News: Who Gives a Quark When Scientists and Journalists Collaborate or Collide?

From marsh restoration to ocean acidification, from earthquakes to quarks, from carcinogens to cures, from polio’s resurgence to obesity’s slight decline, from wildfires to sexual desires, some of the most compelling and important news stories locally and globally are rooted in science.

But what goes on in the crucible behind the headlines as funding, agendas, sociopolitical crusades, scientific communities, and unforeseeable circumstances shape the stories?

We will examine how science news is made, how you can better understand it, and how you might try doing it yourself (with 10 questions to ask any researcher about their discovery).

We expect lively discussions from an array of perspectives as we examine how, at their best, science and journalism each pursues undiscovered objective truths through vastly different approaches.

date .......... Wed., Oct. 15-Nov. 5

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47574)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Sean Kearns

In his 35-year career, Sean Kearns has been a technical writer, newspaper reporter, public affairs officer (at HSU and the National Science Foundation), director of Media Relations at Cal State Los Angeles, and science communications advisor for the California State University system. That’s how he got to write sonar manuals; cover the Humboldt County Science Fair; interview Linus Pauling and Richard Leakey; explain fuel cells, genomes, the ozone hole; visit Antarctica, Woods Hole, and the White House; and announce a major transformation of the Internet and, in 2003, the discovery of Strain 121, the hottest life form then known to science. Along the way, he has trained scientists how to handle news interviews and journalists how to cover science. He earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology, along with a minor in journalism, at HSU.

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Book Arts: Book-in-a-Box

Create a custom box to encase your handmade book. Learn the basics of making and covering boxes, then create a simple book to place in the box. Boxes protect the book, but can also be an integral part of the book. They can hold small treasures that further enhance the theme of your book.

Basic Toolkit: Cutting mat, cutting knife, metal ruler, sharp pencil, bookmaker’s awl, bone folder, small sharp scissors, wet wipes, old telephone book, small glue brush, PVA (Art Center or Ellis Engineering). Additional materials will be provided. ($5 materials fee)

date .......... Tues./Thurs., Aug. 26 & 28

time .......... 1-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47526)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Michele Olsen

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

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Photography 101: Beyond Snapshots

Tired of being disappointed in the photos that you take? This course offers you the opportunity to learn the basics of taking GREAT photos. Through lectures, videos, demonstrations, assignments and critiques, you will learn helpful techniques that improve your photographic skills.

Your ability to see the world from a new perspective with an artistic eye will be enhanced. We will focus on taking a good photograph – not fixing a mediocre one in Photoshop.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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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Accessing your Inner Wisdom with SoulCollage®

You will learn to identify the archetypal patterns that bring wisdom and inner guidance to your life using the simple but transformative art process of SoulCollage.® Anyone can learn SoulCollage,® which is based on the work of Carl Jung and Carolyn Myss. No artistic experience is necessary. All materials will be provided.

date .......... Wed., Sept. 17-Oct. 8

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47529)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Marilyn Montgomery

Marilyn Montgomery is a SoulCollage® facilitator and is passionate about the transformative power of working with images and symbols in ways that enrich our lives. She has been trained as a voice dialogue teacher, a psycho-spiritual modality that evolved from the work of Carl Jung.

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Drawing & Sketching Basics:
A Quantum Conscious New Way to Draw

The simple act of sketching and drawing is a natural skill, once auto-suggestion blockage is cleared. Stretching into deep access to unconscious levels within, where intuition occurs, this class presents fine arts as a more spiritual experience. No previous art study needed; start learning to draw from the beginning.

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 2-23

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47530)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Charles Haddock

Charles Haddock, painter and author, has explored extensive research in quantum consciousness and the links to fine arts. He has published three books on nature and art. He has a BS from Temple University and Temple Tyler School of Fine Arts, and MA from Rowan University and did post graduate study at the Fleisher Art Memorial School of Fine Arts. He taught art for 26 years and has had a number of exhibitions in New York. His latest work includes a 121-foot painting depicting the hospital ship Hope, commemorating its 50 years of service.

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Explore Your Inner Landscape

Here is an opportunity to experience fun non-threatening art projects that allow you to connect with your inner self. A time to play and share.

No previous art knowledge is necessary. The materials needed are your own life experiences and your dreams/goals for your future. They must be the basis for activities such as (but not limited to) collages and journal writing, allowing you to access new parts of yourself.

date .......... Wed., Nov. 5-19

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47532)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Lorraine Miller-Wolf

Lorraine Miller-Wolf: See biography under “Photography 101."

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Draw, Sketch, Paint on Your iPad

Be creative and paint on your iPad with the sensation of using watercolors. Learn to use the award-winning app, Paper by FiftyThree. This app is fun and easy to learn; it’s magically simple while at the same time beautifully versatile.

Each lesson will start with a demonstration of a specific set of Paper features, followed by individual work on the iPad with guidance from the instructor.

No art or digital art experience is required.

Professional artists will enjoy adding a mobile digital platform to their tool set. iPad painters who have taken the instructor’s ArtStudio class will find Paper by FiftyThree refreshingly non-technical.

Bring an iPad 2 or newer or an iPad Mini. Download the latest version of Paper by FiftyThree (six separate items: buy all six, about $17). Stylus is optional.

date .......... Sat., Oct. 18 & 25

time .......... 1-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47531)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Claire Iris Schencke

Claire Iris Schencke, a pioneering mobile digital artist, has presented her iPad art at iAMDA in NYC, at Apple’s flagship store in SF, in the first Mobile Art Exhibit at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto and at Eureka Studio Arts. She has developed a beginning and advanced curriculum in iPad painting. Her formal art education includes fine art studies at Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden, College of the Redwoods and HSU. She holds an MA from Stockholm University and an MBA from Stanford University. 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 art, go to her website.

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Book Arts: Holiday Card Extravaganza

Join us for a fun workshop on making special cards for any holiday occasion. We will be making a variety of cards that can be displayed and/or mailed. Some will have a pop-up element or will provide some kind of “surprise” when opened. Instructors will provide materials, so bring your tools and enjoy the afternoon with handmade book lovers.

Basic Toolkit: cutting mat, cutting knife, metal ruler, sharp pencil, bookmaker’s awl, bone folder, small sharp scissors, wet wipes, old telephone book, glue stick ($5 materials fee).

date .......... Tues., Dec. 2

time .......... 1-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $30/non-members $55 (47533)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Michele Olsen & Sandy Vrem

Michele Olsen and Sandy Vrem are both retired math professors from College of the Redwoods. Both are members of the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild and have attended many workshops taught by leading book artists. Their custom books have been in numerous exhibits. For more information or to contact Michele, visit her website.

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Basic Art Photography Using an iPhone or Smart Phone

Learn how to use simple apps like Instagram to create art out of your smart phone, iPhone or iPad photographs. After an introduction to a few apps on the first day, you will take your phone in the field.

The second class includes a group discussion when you can share your work done in the class and get additional tips and new techniques.

date .......... Sat./Sun, Oct. 4 & 5

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee .......... Members $40/non-members $65 (47534)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Bob Doran

Bob Doran is the arts and culture editor and music writer for the North Coast Journal, and is a professional photographer.

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Learn to Draw!

Drawing is not a talent – it is a skill that everyone can learn. More than just a collection of tricks, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of good drawing in a fun, engaging, and accessible way.

Learn about line, light and shadow, proportion and three-dimensional shapes, the foundation to understanding how to draw anything.

Drawing helps sharpen the mind and allows us to experience the richness and depth of our surroundings. Rejuvenate your mind by revisiting drawing.

date .......... Tues./Thurs., Sept. 9-25

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $75/non-members $100 (47527)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Brent Eviston

Brent Eviston studied environmental design at Otis College of Art and Design and has studied many forms of drawing including traditional master draftsmanship, architectural illustration, master figure drawing and anatomical drawing. He is a full-time artist and a sought-after drawing instructor. In 2012 he gave a talk at TEDx Eureka, arguing that drawing and visual literacy are as essential as language and mathematics. Brent teaches for Eureka Studio Arts and is preparing a solo exhibition at Piante Gallery in Dec. 2014.

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Steinbeck’s Zapata

In addition to novels, America’s Nobel Laureate for Literature composed in several genres. This class addresses the author’s project that led to the motion picture Viva Zapata, directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Darryl Zanuck, a film whose script received an Oscar nomination.

Class sessions address the genesis of Steinbeck’s project, the author’s interest in Mexican history, his crafting of the film’s treatment, its realization, the political context during the zenith of McCarthyism, and a viewing of the film.

date .......... Tues. Sept. 9; Thurs. Sept. 11; Tues.Sept. 16; and Tues. Sept. 23

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47565)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Tom Gage

Tom Gage, Professor Emeritus in English, H.S.U., and his family have a long history with Steinbeck. He authored Chapter One of East of Eden: New and Recent Essays, edited by Michael Myers and Henry Vivian, published in 2013 by Rodopi, Amsterdam.

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Walking Through Jung’s Red Book

Almost 100 years ago Carl G. Jung began a project he titled The Red Book. This book has been held in the Jung Trust and was only released for publication in 2009. Look at the history and publication of The Red Book and learn how the material influenced Jung’s psychological theories over the next 50 years of his life. (Participants are not expected to be familiar with this text.)

date .......... Thurs., Sept. 25-Oct. 9

time .......... 1-2:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47566)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

Madeline McMurray is a marriage family therapist in private practice, as well as an author, a painter and a mask maker. Madeline has written two books and numerous articles related to psychology, art, and mythology. She taught for 20 years in the religious studies department at Humboldt State University.

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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, this 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 your work and receive constructive feedback if you desire it.

The instructor will offer examples from contemporary writers as models for inspiration.

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

date .......... Tues., Sept. 9-Oct. 14

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee .......... Members $80/non-members $105 (47615)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Bonnie Shand

Bonnie Shand, M.A., is a practicing and published poet. She has taught writing through OLLI since 2009 and began teaching Creative Writing in 1983 through the Retirement College and Elderhostel at Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Arizona. She continued to teach through Sonoma State University Extended Education and for 18 years to dedicated older writers at the Oakmont Retirement Community in Santa Rosa.

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Memoir: Writing Your Life Story

This course is designed to help you write your life story. You will engage in the process of life review, reflection and assessment through drawing and writing exercises.

Using all your senses, word association, memory clusters, questions and class discussion will help you remember and recall memories to sort and organize essential information.

You will reflect on major transitions and the people, places, and events that made an impact on you and fostered a sense of awareness and growth.

Explore and write about pivotal experiences that shaped you. Your story is a journey to wholeness. You’ve been thinking about this for a long time and may have started and stopped several times. Let’s do it!

This course is held in Trinidad.

date .......... Tues., Sept. 9-23

time .......... 5-6:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47616)

place .......... Trinidad Library

instr .......... Sharon Ferrett

Sharon K. Ferrett, PhD, 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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Writing as a Spiritual Journey

Allow your writing practice to be an adventure into surprising and unexplored territory.

Risk stretching your creative intentions and aspirations to discover how your poetry or prose can transport you into a deeper place of truth. Learn to trust your muse and follow where she leads you.

This is not a class for people new to writing, but for individuals who have taken at least one writing course or who possess an understanding of the basics of creative writing and what it takes to breathe life into words on a page.

Students who took this class last semester are welcome to return and continue working on the project they began or to start another.

The instructor offers a safe place for you to expand and deepen your writing practice, share your work and receive feedback from others on the journey.

date .......... Tues., Oct. 21-Dec. 9 (no class Nov. 11 & 25)

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee .......... Members $80/non-members $105 (47617)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Bonnie Shand

Bonnie Shand, M.A.: See biography under “Close to the Bone,” previous page.

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Historic Inns of the North Coast

Humboldt County native Teresa Porter will share the histories and hidden stories of local hostelries. Teresa has been an historian, writer and hotelier for more than 30 years and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. She and John have been the proprietors of the Benbow Inn for more than 20 years.

OLLI Members ONLY: REGISTER for the ENTIRE SERIES for $150 (47593)
or individually for $40

Each session will be held at the Inn featured on the date listed from 1-4 p.m.

All courses include lecture, an historic tour and afternoon tea.

A special price for dinner and overnight accommodations will be available for those who register.

Sept. 4: Benbow Inn (47594)

The historic Benbow Inn is located in Southern Humboldt County where guests have been welcomed for almost 90 years. A $600,000 renovation project has just been completed and plans are being drawn up for an east wing construction. The Benbow exemplifies elegant hospitality in a secluded setting. It is Humboldt County’s only inn selected by the Historic Hotels of America for faithfully maintaining “...authenticity, sense of place and architectural integrity.”

Oct. 9: Scotia Inn (47595)

Set in the Heart of Redwood Country, the current Scotia Inn rose out of a massive building boom in the 1920s. At that time Scotia was the second largest town in Humboldt County, and the town’s owner, the Pacific Lumber Company,was the largest redwood mill in the world.

Set above Main Street-level, the prominent position of the hotel reflected its place in the heart of the community. The Grand Lobby and Verandah serves as the social center of this picturesque lumber town. There are 22 restored guest room, beautiful grounds and gardens, and a lively pub and restaurant.

Nov. 6: Requa Inn (THIS SESSION IS FULL)

As the Requa Inn approaches its 100th anniversary, celebrate what has become one of the most renowned, grass-roots staples of Redwood country and its vibrant cultural heritage. Innkeeper Jan Wortman will share how the how the Requa Inn continues to play a part in the Yurok community, generating jobs and garnering an interest in the region’s Native American heritage.

Dec. 4: Eureka Inn (47597)

In 1922 the small seaport of Eureka on California’s rugged North Coast was rapidly becoming a major center for industrial and agricultural commerce in Humboldt County. Redwood forests and prime farmland were abundant, cargo ships from around the world lined the wharves of Humboldt Bay and two daily passenger trains linked Eureka with San Francisco. With the completion of the Redwood Highway in the early 1920s, a new influx of visitors made their way into the county to enjoy some of the finest hunting, fishing and scenery in the state. This influx included businessmen, industrialists and pleasure travelers who sought refined lodging. Simultaneously the growing sophistication of social functions in Eureka underscored the need for an elegant hotel. Through a massive community-wide effort the Eureka Inn was built to fill that need and serve not only as a gracious host to visitors, but a resplendent social center as well.

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Writing & Reading the Short Story

This is a writing workshop in which we’ll focus on the short story. Each week, a classic or contemporary example of the form will be discussed, as will stories by members of the class.

Raymond Carver, Katherine Mansfield, Lydia Davis, and George Saunders are among the writers whose work we’ll discuss as we practice techniques of storytelling in our own writing. The instructor will provide copies of the readings.

Writers of all abilities and interests are invited.

date .......... Tues., Sept. 9-30

time .......... 4-6 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47618)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Evelyn Hampton

Evelyn Hampton is the author of DISCOMFORT, a book of short stories and the chapbook We Were Eternal and Gigantic. Her writing can be found in the Brookyln Rail, The Denver Quarterly, New York Tyrant, Birkensnake, Conjunctions, and other venues. She graduated with an MFA from the literary arts program at Brown University.

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That’s All She Wrote: Flash Fiction

A four-week exploration of flash fiction and the infinite possibilities of form, style, and subject that can be found in the shortest of short stories. We will read brief works by early and contemporary flash fiction writers, generate new work through in-class exercises, share and discuss our writing.

date .......... Mon., Oct. 6-27

time .......... 4-6 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47619)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Evelyn Hampton

Evelyn Hampton: See biography under “Writing and Reading the Short Story.”

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Creative Nonfiction Writing: A Workshop

Creative nonfiction is a sweetly fluid genre – it’s artful writing about real stuff, profiles of interesting people or places or moments from your life. It’s travel writing, nature writing, and other things called “essays.” But creative nonfiction essays aren’t the painful, formulaic things you never wanted to write in school. They’re better, more lifelike. More honest.

This class continues the work of this past summer’s introductory class, when we familiarized ourselves with the genre of creative nonfiction, developed our individual approaches to the writing process, and built a community of writers able to give each other productive feedback. This session will continue much of that work, focusing primarily on reading and workshopping the work of class members.

We’ll offer carefully-considered feedback, both spoken and written, helping our fellow writers see their text’s strengths and its unexplored possibilities. The first week’s materials will be distributed in advance by e-mail. New class members are welcome.

date .......... Wed., Sept. 3-24

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/nonmembers $90 (47667)

place .......... HBAC

instr .......... Heal McKnight

Heal McKnight holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa, and has taught college-level writing courses for 11 years. Her essays have been published in Brevity, poemmemoirstory, and Brain,Child.

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Appreciating Today’s Poetry I: Becoming a Poet

This poetry class welcomes readers and writers at any level of expertise, from those intimidated by modern poems or first braving the pen, to those who have a number of favorite poets or have experienced the joy of shaping and re-shaping their own work.

Each week we will examine two poets, to understand and appreciate their craft. Also, you will be taught methods to help you overcome the daunting blank page and given evocative writing prompts that will help you find your unique voice.

A nurturing environment will help you express the truth you want to say, and beneficial feedback will be available if you choose it.

date .......... Wed., Aug. 27-Sept. 17

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47570)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Pat McCutcheon

Pat McCutcheon, M.A., has taught creative writing at College of the Redwoods since 1984. She is certified in the Amherst Writers and Artists method of teaching and has studied with Jane Hirshfield, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Ellen Bass, among others. Her poems have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies and in her chapbook, Recovering Perfectionist. She teaches OLLI classes and continues to write and publish regularly.

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Appreciating Today’s Poetry II: Growing as a Poet

This poetry class welcomes readers and writers who want to better understand and more enjoy contemporary poets, and who want to advance their own poetic skills.

Each week we will read and discuss two poets to both understand and emulate their craft.

You are ready for this workshop if you have taken one previous poetry class.

A nurturing environment will support you as we respond to each other’s draft poems.

date .......... Wed., Oct. 8-29

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47571)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Pat McCutcheon

Pat McCutcheon: See biography under “Appreciating Today’s Poetry I.”

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Appreciating Today’s Poetry III: The Poet’s Path

This class invites readers who want to more deeply appreciate contemporary poets, and it offers an opportunity to writers seeking to strengthen their unique voice and write straight to the emotional center of things.

You are ready for this workshop if you have taken at least one previous writing class and are familiar with the process of transforming ideas and feelings to the page.

A nurturing environment will support you as we read new poets and respond to each other’s work, emphasizing clarity and economy through revision to express the truth we most want to say.

date .......... Wed., Nov. 12-Dec. 10 (no class Nov. 26)

time .......... 3-5 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47572)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Pat McCutcheon

Pat McCutcheon: See biography under “Appreciating Today’s Poetry I.”

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The Life & Films of Ingmar Bergman

View and discuss seven films directed by the Great Swedish film maker Ingmar Bergman. Documentary shorts will also be screened when time allows. Films currently scheduled include The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, The Silence, The Passion of Anna, Persona, The Magic Flute and Autumn Sonata.

date .......... Wed., Oct. 29-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26)

time .......... 6-9 p.m.

fee .......... Members $85/non-members $110 (47548)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Philip Wright

Philip Wright has a BA in English and an MA in theatre arts with an emphasis in film production from Humboldt State University. He has worked more than 30 years in local television production.

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The Nights of Cabiria

The follow-up to Italian director Frederico Fellini’s 1956 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film, La Strada, was the 1957 Academy Award winner, The Nights of Cabiria.

This film is a heart-felt tale of a kind and naïve – but ultimately resilient –
street walker. The Nights of Cabiria features Fellini’s wife, Giulietta Masina. Her touching and sometimes Chaplinesque performance earned the best actress award at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.

date .......... Wed., Sept. 17

time .......... 6-9 p.m.

fee .......... Members $10/non-members $35 (47547)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Michael Cooley

Michael Cooley has been a genealogical researcher for more than 35 years. He has published in print and online and has given presentations in Washington, DC and Oregon. He is a vice-president of the Cooley Family Association of America and the administrator for six surname DNA projects at FamilyTreeDNA.com, including the Cooley and Bishop projects. He earned a BA in history from Humboldt State University.

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Rapport: How to Influence, Get Along and Communicate with Anyone (Even Difficult People)

You know those people. They just seem to know what to say and how to say it. They can build rapport with even difficult people. They light up a room with their warmth and come across as authentic, direct and real. You want to be around them. They are peak communicators – the people who command attention.

Now you can learn their simple secrets to successful communication. This workshop will explore common situations that create miscommunication and stress. If you’ve ever said, “I wish I’d said that,” or “I really wish I hadn’t said that,” then this workshop is for you. Topics include:

  • the basic types of communication styles
  • common scenarios and negative communication situations
  • the number one secret to building rapport
  • how to overcome the credibility gap
  • the importance of intention and flexibility
  • the seven deadly sins of communication breakdowns
  • You will learn how to:
  • create positive mind shifts
  • effectively use non-verbal communication
  • get almost anyone to do almost anything
  • improve your work and personal relationships
  • talk your way into success
  • use a power stance to increase confidence

date .......... Wed., Oct. 1-29

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47577)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Sharon Ferrett

Sharon K. Ferrett, PhD, 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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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 fine 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 highly recommended.

date .......... Wed., Oct. 1-Nov. 5

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... Members $75/non-members $100 (47578)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Robert Fornes

Robert Fornes served four years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya and as a teacher in Micronesia. He became a Doctor of Chiropractic and had a private practice until retiring. For entertainment and competition, he became an American Contract Bridge League master in 1961 while a high school student. Also rated in U.S. Chess Federation and a veteran of the World Series of Poker, Robert enjoys playing and teaching games of skill.

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Contract Bridge for Intermediates

Now that you are familiar with Bridge bidding, it is time to sharpen your playing and bidding skills. Learn more about playing and defending in a trump or a no-trump contract, and clarify many complex bidding issues.

This course is open to all who have completed the Contract Bridge for Beginners class and all others who are comfortable with bidding.

date .......... Wed., Oct. 1-Nov. 5

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $75/non-members $100 (47579)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Robert Fornes

Robert Fornes: See biography under “Contract Bridge for Beginners.”

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Beginning Argentine Tango

Learn the dance considered to be the most passionate and beautiful of all. You’ll learn the basics, meet new people and have lots of fun!

Did you know it’s a dance of improvisation? But you can’t improvise what you don’t know. Join our class and we’ll teach you!

Students should wear leather-soled shoes. Ladies should wear heeled shoes that will stay on their feet. Sneakers are NOT a good idea.

date .......... Fri., Oct. 17-Nov. 21 (no class Nov. 14)

time .......... 6-7:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $75/non-members $100 (47580)

place .......... Humboldt Senior Resource Center: 1910 California St., Eureka

instr .......... Barbara and Lee Sobo

Barbara Sobo is a licentiate (Silver Level) of the ATMA and has been teaching for nearly a decade. Her claim to fame is her excellent and precise footwork and her vast technical knowledge. Her students and leaders often remark at her ability to follow everything.

Lee Sobo is a Fellow (Gold Level) of the ATMA and has also been teaching for nearly a decade. Blessed with an excellent memory and a desire to master the dance, Lee brings a deep knowledge of patterns, names and technique to his students. Both Barbara and Lee have taught Tango, Milonga and Vals and have studied with some of the best instructors in the world. They were the only instructors other than Ive Simard to teach a course in the Masters series.

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Introduction to iPad Basics

In this basic course, you will learn to power and lock/unlock your iPad, to understand the home screen layout and to protect your touch screen. You will learn the various ports and buttons including volume controls. You will connect to wi-fi, use the web browser and save web bookmarks.

The instructor will lead participants through the steps necessary to set up personal iTunes and HSU accounts (bring your log-ins and passwords, if you have existing accounts).

You will learn to create folders and take a look at various native iPad apps including Calendar, iBooks, Newstand, iDocuments and Camera.

This course will cover transferring photos and documents to your computer via your iTunes account. You will learn to determine your usage and set-up your iTunes account to transfer files to your computer, plus preview and install additional apps.

date .......... Mon., Oct. 27 & Nov. 3

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... Members $45/non-members $70 (47581)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Annie Reid

Annie Reid is a designer, illustrator, printmaker and painter who works from her North Coast studio. She teaches the HSU Extended Education Adobe Certificate courses and has taught Advanced Design and Digital Graphics in the HSU Art and Journalism departments, as well as the College of the Redwoods. Through teaching, Reid has shared her enthusiasm for digital media with others for over 25 years (website).

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Introduction to Steel Drums

Learn to play the steel drums in this fun and enriching class! Students of all levels are welcome. No previous musical training is required.

By learning to play short tunes, you will be exposed to rhythmic fundamentals, stick technique, and an understanding of the roles of each of the five basic instruments within the steel band orchestra.

You will also be given a brief history of the origins and development of the steel drum.

Choose one or both sessions with Kate Lang-Salazar, held at the Pan Arts Network, 1049 Samoa Blvd., Unit C, Arcata:

SESSION 1: .......... Fri., Oct. 3-24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $50/non-members $75 (47567)

session 2: .......... Fri., Nov. 7-Dec. 5 (no class Nov. 28), 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $50/non-members $75 (47568)

instr .......... Kate Lang-Salazar

Kate Lang-Salazar has had a lifelong involvement with music. She holds an HSU interdisciplinary studies degree combining music, dance and cultural arts. Her focus on percussion began in 1995 as a member of the HSU Calypso Band and the HSU Percussion Ensemble. She co-founded Pan Tectonics Steel Band and Pan Dulce Steel Orchestra. Kate furthered her Pan studies when she traveled to Trinidad, West Indies.

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Cottage Food Operators: Creating From Your Home Kitchen

In September 2014, the California Legislature passed a new food code law allowing individuals to sell certain products made in their home kitchen. From baked goods to jams and mustards, local food artisans have begun offering creations from their kitchen to the public.

If you have been wanting to market your favorite cookie or special jam, but couldn’t afford the commercial space, it is time to get your permit!

After a brief look at the history of how this remarkable legislation came into being (and why), we’ll jump right in to get you on your way.

We will discuss the foods allowed under this program, the differences between the two types of permits, the permit process and other agencies that may need to be notified. Learn what others are doing in the county and get inspired to TAKE THE LEAP!

Choose one of two sessions with Doris Hicks, held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC):

SESSION 1: .......... Tues./Thurs., Sept. 23-30, 4-6 p.m.

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47540)

SESSION 2: .......... Tues./Thurs., Nov. 4-13, 4-6 p.m.

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47541)

Doris Hicks has been baking since she was old enough to hold a spoon. She is excited about the new food code allowing people to bake and can in small batches without going broke renting a commercial kitchen. It is one of her greatest desires to see more home cooks step out and create. She received her A Permit this year and spent the summer interviewing other CFOs in order to offer an inspiring class.

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Joseph McCarthy, Blacklists, and the Artists Who Defended Creative Freedom

Political Blacklisting of artists during the 1940s and 1950s had a profound effect on the film and music industry.

Through the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Joseph McCarthy launched a systematic attack on Hollywood, creating the Hollywood Blacklist and The Red Channel’s List.

We will study the early history of Blacklisting and the actors, screenwriters, directors, composers, radio commentators and singers whose careers were directly affected by the “Red Scare.”

It was a time of unprecedented challenges to creative freedom. By understanding the rise of blacklisting, its profound influence on our culture and its eventual demise, we can learn to appreciate how brave those artists who defied Joseph McCarthy really were!

date .......... Mon., Nov. 3-17

time .......... Noon-2 p.m.

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47569)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Laura Hennings

Laura Hennings is a retired resource specialist with Eureka City Schools. She began a second career as a singer/songwriter, founding the musical groups, the Soulful Sidekicks and the Topaz Trio. As a theatre arts major from HSU and a local singer, she has a flair for public speaking, teaching and a passion for history! Her classes are creative, interactive, and driven with sense of drama and intrigue.

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What’s Wrong with Congress?

Through class discussion, a number of mini-lectures, and a few optional readings we shall examine some structural and procedural characteristics of Congress, plus other elements of American society to decide tentatively why Congress may be failing. Members of the class may select for discussion those elements that they believe most likely explain Congressional defects.

date .......... Mon., Sept. 8-29

time .......... 4-6 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47542)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Je Don Emenhiser

Dr. Je Don Emenhiser has served on the faculty of the University of Redlands, Utah State University, Humboldt State University, and Junior State Summer School (Stanford University) teaching American politics and culture, constitutional law, and research methods. He received Fulbright professorships to the University of Saigon, Vietnam and to the Université de Mons, Belgium. He was staff director of the Legislative Study Committee of the Utah Legislature, visiting scholar at the Congressional Research Service, visiting fellow in the Faculty of Arts at the National University of Ireland, Galway, visiting professor for the University of Utah in Europe at Ramstein Air Base, and visiting professor in the inter-university American Studies master’s program in Belgium.

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Communication in Crisis:
When the News is Bad – Terribly Bad – Everything Changes

When crises happen, the game can change in an instant; but the rules for effective communication remain the same.

With abundant examples of successes and failures from Humboldt County and far beyond, we will explore how organizations prepare for crisis communications, how they inform the public and others in the midst of crisis, and how they recover afterwards.

For individuals and institutions, well-established reputations can be strengthened or destroyed by their performances during critical moments of emergencies or controversies.

For journalists, the pressures of accuracy and currency intensify. We’ll examine how journalists, leaders, spokespersons, law enforcement and other agencies, and the public all play a role in minimizing the negative effects and promoting recovery from crises.

We’ll also look at how these lessons may apply to crises in our private lives.

This course will include a panel discussion with the three HSU vice presidents, Craig Wruck, Joyce Lopes and Peg Blake, who worked together to coordinate the campus response following the tragic bus crash on I-5 in April.

date .......... Thurs., Oct. 23-Nov. 13

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47543)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Sean Kearns

After a stint as a news reporter, Sean Kearns worked for more than 20 years as a communications officer for HSU, Cal State L.A., and the National Science Foundation. He was trained in crisis communications by FEMA and California’s Specialized Training Institute, and he completed the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Training. As a public information officer and spokesperson, he has addressed major crimes, serious accidents, fires, earthquakes and oil spills – along with highly volatile conflicts and scandals heated up by politics, protests and litigation.

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Post-Totalitarian Societies:
The Case of Central and 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 of the past contend for recognition, 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 and nation that lead to systematic remembering and/or 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 .......... Wed., Sept. 10-24

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47544)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Elena Matusevich

Elena Matusevich, PhD (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. She is a Carnegie Fellow and served as a lecturer at many European universities.

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Intercultural Communication in the Context of Contemporary Diplomacy: Part 1

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 .......... Mon., Oct. 6-20

time .......... 4-6 p.m.

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47545)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Elena Matusevich

See biography for Elena Matusevich under “Post-Totalitarian Societies: The Case of Central and Eastern Europe.”

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Intercultural Communication in the Context of Contemporary Diplomacy: Part 2

Continue with culture specific knowledge with a focus on diplomatic communication while respecting differences and making the best possible use of them.

date .......... Mon., Oct. 27-Nov. 10

time .......... 4-6 p.m.

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47546)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Elena Matusevich

See biography for Elena Matusevich under “Post-Totalitarian Societies: The Case of Central and Eastern Europe.”

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Arthritis in Our Community

Join this interactive discussion on arthritis presented by local health care professionals.

Spend the morning learning from a physician, pharmacist and a physical therapist about the types of arthritis and the impact of various treatments on the disease.

Following the complementary buffet lunch, participants may choose to participate in an aqua arthritis exercise class in the new Vector warm water pool at no additional cost.

date .......... Sat., Oct. 4

time .......... 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

fee .......... Members $45/non-members $70 (47554)

place .......... Vector Aquatic Center, 3289 Edgewood Rd., Eureka

instr .......... Local health care professionals

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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.

date .......... Fri., Sept. 26 & Oct. 3

time .......... 2-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $45/non-members $70 (47561)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

Justus Ortega, PhD, 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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Brain Health and the Practice of Mindfulness

Are you looking for new ways to stimulate brain health and improve your quality of life and overall sense of well-being?

Current research in the field of neuroscience shows that people who engage in some form of daily mindfulness practice can reduce cortical thinning due to aging, prevent brain deterioration, improve both short and long-term memory, as well as many other benefits including bringing peace and harmony to one’s life.

Learn the most current research in brain health and the art and practice of mindfulness. There will be periods of focused attention while engaging in everyday activities, providing a foundation for integrating mindfulness into your daily lives.

Choose one of two sessions held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC):

SESSION 1: .......... Thurs., Sept. 11-Oct. 2, 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47552)

SESSION 2: .......... Wed., Oct. 29-Nov. 19, 2-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47558)

instr .......... Marilyn Montgomery

Marilyn Montgomery, R.N., has been teaching mindfulness practices for over 30 years, having studied with a number of teachers, including Jon Kabat Zinn, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Since becoming a senior, her love and gratitude for this practice is bringing new vitality and possibilities into her life.

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What is a Healthy Diet These Days?

Are you left confused or overwhelmed by too many messages in the media about what’s healthy and what’s not? This course will cover cutting-edge nutrition theories:

  • Why calories-in/calories-out has been replaced by a new model
  • Why good fats are essential for maintaining a balanced metabolism and weight loss
  • Why eliminating gluten is more and more common
  • How gut-ecology is the basis of a strong immune system
  • How sugar consumption impacts the body
  • How to assess the claims of super foods
  • How diet is related to contemporary health conditions such as inflammatory diseases, autoimmune disorders, and diabesity.

You will receive tools such as food plans, a guide to local alternative food sources, online resources and recipes that will aid those inspired to make changes.

date .......... Mon., Oct. 27-Nov. 10

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47562)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Carlisle Douglas

Carlisle Douglas, MA, CMT, is passionate about the power of nutrition to build healthy lives and communities. She has been conscious to maintain a healthy diet through the decades and observant of how the definition of healthy diet keeps changing over time. Carlisle has taught courses in sociology, women’s studies, leadership, life-skills and massage over the last 30 years. She maintains a massage therapy private practice in Arcata, facilitates a dietary change support group, and is currently an online student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC.

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Local Walks for Exercise and Pleasure

Between Eureka and McKinleyville there are dozens of interesting places to walk. By varying locations and hiking with buddies, an exercise program can remain fresh and fun.

Visual presentations will highlight places, describe where to start and seasonal challenges. Students are encouraged to share their own experiences. Favorites can be added to our online Resources List.

date .......... Tues., Sept. 9 & 16

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... Members $45/non-members $70 (47551)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Janette Heartwood

Janette Heartwood spent the summer of 2013 with nine other Coastwalk members, hiking 1,200 miles from the Oregon State Line to the Mexican Border. In 2007 she relocated from Laguna Beach to Arcata to be close to the redwoods, pristine beaches, and historic landscapes. Janette loves to explore Humboldt with friends and share her photographs. Learn more at www.JanetteHeartwood.com

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Yoga in Fortuna

Learn methods to relax your body and calm your mind in this gentle and powerful yoga class. We will practice yoga stretches and poses for all levels and body types and improve balance, strength, flexibility and concentration. Yoga can also help strengthen the immune system and improve spinal alignment.

All levels of experience are welcome – especially beginners!

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

Choose one or both sessions held in the Eel River Multi Generational Center in Fortuna.

SESSION 1: .......... Fri., Sept. 5-Oct. 17, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

fee .......... Members $80/non-members $105 (47563)

SESSION 2: .......... Fri., Oct. 24-Dec. 12, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

fee .......... Members $80/non-members $105 (47564)

Laurie Birdsall has been practicing yoga for 17 years and has a Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate through Yoga Alliance. Laurie loves to share the practice of yoga for its many benefits bringing greater awareness of the breath, body, heart and mind into the present moment.

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Pilates Plus for OLLI

Build a stronger, healthier body and improve your balance with Pilates! OLLI Pilates Plus classes are designed to gently and effectively teach you principles of breath and movement which engage your core abdominal muscles.

Using the elegant and flowing movements of Pilates, the goal is to strengthen your “powerhouse” (rib to pelvis connection), enabling you to more safely engage in all your normal activities.

This class is well-suited for people of all ages and fitness levels. It includes traditional Pilates mat exercises, adding in light weights and therabands.

Adaptations can be made for specific needs.

Give yourself a boost to remaining mobile, agile and flexible for years to come!

Bring a mat, towel and water bottle.

Choose one or both sessions held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC):

SESSION 1: .......... Wed., Sept. 24-Oct. 15, 10-11:30 a.m.

fee .......... Members $50/non-members $75 (47553)

SESSION 2: .......... Wed., Oct. 22-Nov. 12, 10-11:30 a.m.

fee .......... Members $50/non-members $75 (47557)

instr .......... Joanne Fornes

Joanne Fornes believes exercise, done with awareness and attention, is the key to longevity, vitality and health. Older adults have been her specialty for the past 12 years, emphasizing abdominal core work using Pilates. Having studied, practiced and taught various forms of movement for more than 40 years, and passionate about lifetime fitness, Joanne delights in helping people find grace, comfort, and self-empowerment through movement.

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Gentle Yoga

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, flexibility and concentration. Yoga can also help strengthen the immune system and improve spinal alignment.

All levels of experience are welcome – especially beginners!

Bring a blanket, mat and a water bottle. Some mats will be available.

Choose one or more sessions taught by Patricia Starr at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC):

SESSION 1: .......... Mon., Sept. 8-29, 1-2:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47549)

SESSION 2: .......... Mon., Oct. 6-27, 1-2:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47555)

SESSION 3: .......... Mon., Nov. 3-24 (no class Nov. 10), 1-2:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $50/non-members $75 (47559)

SESSION 4: .......... Mon., Dec. 1-15, 1-2:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $50/non-members $75 (47560)

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 have brought Patricia to the here-and-now of enjoying every moment with her students.

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Tai Chi Made EZ

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.

Register for one or both sessions taught by Glenda Hesseltine and held Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m. in Arcata Presbyterian Church, 670 11th St., Arcata.::

SESSION 1: .......... Mon., Sept. 8-Oct. 13, 3-4:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $70/non-members $95 (47550)

SESSION 2: .......... Mon., Oct. 20-Nov. 24, 3-4:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $70/non-members $95 (47556)

Glenda Hesseltine, MA, 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 36 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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Women of the Press

Long before today’s stars of TV news, women were important in journalism. The course focuses on such dedicated journalists as Nellie Bly, Ida Tarbell, Margaret Fullen, Marguerite Higgins and other important women who paved the modern way for women in media.

date .......... Fri., Sept. 12 & 19

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... Members $45/non-members $70 (47600)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Maclyn McClary

Mac McClary was a daily newspaper news editor and reporter in Los Angeles before joining the faculty of the HSU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1967. He has written widely on journalism history and media ethics, his favorite teaching areas.

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Spanish Exploration: Landing at Trinidad Bay, 1775

Spain had a long history of sea-faring expeditions prior to June 1775 when Hezeta on the Frigate “Santiago” and Bodega sailing the schooner “Sonora” landed at Trinidad Bay. What were the Spanish seeking: riches, territory, knowledge? Explore the search around the world when Spain and England dominated the sea.

This course is held in Trinidad.

date .......... Wed., Sept. 17

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... Members $30/non-members $55 (47601)

place .......... Trinidad Library

instr .......... Patricia Fleschner

Patricia Fleschner has taught history classes and led tours for several years for OLLI. She holds an MA in history and is president of Trinidad Museum Society.

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King Arthur: Man or Myth?

...or a bit of both? The legendary Arthur was a British warrior who staved off Saxon invaders around 500 AD. However, other than a couple of fragmentary writings from the Dark Ages, his story originated with romantic literary writers who lived more than 500 years later.

We’ll look at the evidence, visit (in photos) traditional Arthurian sites, and discuss Arthur through the eyes of Tennyson (Morte d’Arthur), E.B. White (The Once and Future King) and Lerner and Loewe (Camelot). Monty Python, not so much.

date .......... Tues., Oct. 7

time .......... 6-8:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $20/non-members $45 (47602)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Barry Evans

Barry Evans has been fascinated by the story of Arthur (whom he likes to believe was a fellow Celt) ever since visiting Tintagel as a kid.

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Fossils & Evolution: Life Through Time

Using the collections at the newly relocated HSU Natural History Museum, we will look at the origins and evolution of life from the origin of the Earth to recent times.

The course will focus on the displays of the Museum’s “Life Through Time” exhibits that have just been reinstalled.

date .......... Tues./Thurs.,Oct. 7-23

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... Members $75/non-members $100 (47604)

place .......... HSU Natural History Museum

instr .......... Richard Paselk

Richard A. Paselk, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Humboldt State University, received his B.S. in biophysics from Cal State L.A. and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Southern California. He has volunteered at the HSU Natural History Museum since 1996, including exhibits webmaster/designer/author. He was appointed Associate Curator in 2005 in recognition of his work. With his wife, Gail, he has recently completed updating and refurbishing the “Life Through Time” exhibit cases at the Museum, including extensive literature research for each time period to bring all text and discussion up to date.

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Longitude & the Invention of Instruments for Navigation

In this course we will explore the history of navigation and especially the tools of navigation. The course will involve the demonstration and hands-on use of a variety early instrument replicas as well as “modern” instruments such as sextants.

date .......... Tues./Thurs.,Oct. 7-14

time .......... 10 a.m.-noon

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47603)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Richard Paselk

Richard A. Paselk, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at HSU, received his B.S. in biophysics from Cal State Los Angeles and his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Southern California. He is Curator and webmaster/designer/author for the Robert A. Paselk Scientific Instrument Museum at HSU. He is author for the article “Navigational Instruments: Measurement of Altitude” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History and other articles and presentations on historic scientific and navigational instruments.

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One Hundred Years with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad

Join this course on a journey that begins the very month the Northwestern Pacific Railroad was completed 100 years ago.

In two lively lecture sessions rich with artifacts and video followed by an all day field trip, this class will cover the hopes, heartaches and high points of the NPR history plus an overview of its recent partial reactivation.

This rail line linked the last major region of the American West to the outside world.

date .......... Tues./Sat., Oct. 21, 28 & Nov. 1

time .......... Tues.: 6-8 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

fee .......... Members $55/non-members $80 (47605)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Raymond Hillman

Ray Hillman is a UC Berkeley graduate and a regional history instructor with HSU and CR for over 20 years. He is an independent scholar specializing in historical preservation, industrial and maritime history. He has studied this railroad for 25 years and had an important role in its 75th anniversary celebration.

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Cataclysm 1914: The Start of the First World War

In mid-1914 Europe and much of the world erupted into catastrophic war, a “total war” that killed up to 10 million people and left soldiers from all sides severely wounded.

How and why did this disaster occur? Was it an avoidable or inevitable outcome of the international tensions going back to the late 1800s? Why did the growing socialist movement on both sides fail to stop the conflict, given their antiwar aims? What role did the misuse of Darwinian and Nietzschean thought play in stoking the coals of war?

The course aims to stimulate discussion and understanding of a momentous event, the Great War of 1914-1918, by focusing on pre-1914 causes, the fatal crisis of mid-1914, and the opening battles of the war.

date .......... Tues., Nov. 4-Dec. 9 (no class Nov. 11 & 25)

time .......... Noon-2 p.m.

fee .......... Members $65/non-members $90 (47591)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Donald Murphy

Donald Murphy received his Masters and PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He taught at Cleveland State University, CSU Chico, Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods. He was a Fullbright teaching fellow in Italy and taught at the University of Maryland, European Division. He has edited two readers of interpretive essays and primary documents on the subject of World War I.

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Using Genetics for Genealogical Research

This course covers basic terminology and concepts used by genetic genealogists. It explores the realities of the science and describes its common myths and fallacies.

Discover the four types of genetic tests helpful to genealogists and the ways in which they dovetail with conventional genealogical methods.

The course helps define the researcher’s DNA objectives and provides pointers to the interpretation of the results.

date .......... Sat., Nov. 8

time .......... 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

fee .......... Members $30/non-members $55 (47598)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Michael Cooley

Michael Cooley has been a genealogical researcher for more than 35 years. He has published in print and online and has given presentations in Salt Lake City, Wash., DC and Oregon. He is the vice president of the Cooley Family Association of America and the administrator of eight surname DNA projects at FamilyTreeDNA.com. He earned a B.A. in history at Humboldt State University.

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The Battle of Culloden Moor, the End of the Stuart Dynasty and American Independence

In 1745, the exiled Bonnie Prince Charlie, a claimant to the British throne, sailed with a small force from France, landed in the west of Scotland, summoned Scottish loyalists to the Jacobite cause, and marched his assembled troops into England.

At Culloden Moor, the clans of Scotland met the British army commanded by George II’s son, the Duke of Cumberland, later known as “Butcher” Cumberland.

Escapees, exiles and political prisoners came to the colonies by the thousands, told their stories, and helped shape the course of America’s future.

A generation later, virtually every adult in the American colonies would have known about the dashing and romantic prince, his defeat on the moor, and the slaughter of those who served him.

date .......... Mon., Dec. 1

time .......... 4-6 p.m.

fee .......... Members $45/non-members $70 (47599)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Michael Cooley

Michael Cooley: See biography under “Using Genetics for Genealogical Research.”

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Introducing Both Sides of the Bluff

Over a decade in the making, featuring 32 locations, scores of photos, and thousands of endnotes, Jerry Rohde’s new book, Both Sides of the Bluff, details community biographies from the area between Scotia and Fields Landing.

This class will introduce you to the book, which is scheduled for release in early fall.

Get a sneak peak at the text filled with highlights of the stirring saga of central Humboldt County. You’ll then astound your friends with your in-depth knowledge of local history.

date .......... Sat., Nov. 15

time .......... 1-3 p.m.

fee .......... Members $30/non-members $55 (47592)

place .......... Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Jerry and Gisela Rohde

Jerry & Gisela Rohde teach OLLI classes, give public lectures, and write books – all about Humboldt County’s human and natural history.

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McCrone Geology Series


Dr. Alistair McCrone
was the fifth president of Humboldt State University, and served from 1974 to 2002. He was previously a professor of geology at the University of the Pacific. As a dedicated educator, leader and lifelong learner, President McCrone has made a special donation to OLLI at HSU to support courses and scholarships in the field of geology. This fall OLLI at HSU is highlighting the following two courses as part of the McCrone Geology Series.

Turning the Tables, Calling Your Bluff

Join local history presenters Jerry and Gisela Rohde and HSU geology professor Andre Lehre in examining the Table Bluff-lower Eel River area, a locale where geology has profoundly influenced history. A classroom session followed by an all-day field trip will acquaint you with one of Humboldt County’s most dominant landforms, Table Bluff, and with the attempts by early day white settlers to go over, around, and through it. We’ll also look at several nearby locations, including Hookton Slough, Fernbridge and Ferndale.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form in advance of the trip. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, bring water and a lunch.

date .......... Thurs./Sat., Sept. 11 & 13

time .......... Thurs.: 6-8 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

fee .......... Members $60/non-members $85 (47573)

place .......... Meet bus at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Jerry & Gisela Rohde, Andre Lehre

The Rohdes teach as many OLLI courses as they can about Humboldt County’s human and natural history. They wrote the guidebook, Humboldt Redwoods State Park: The Complete Guide.

Andre Lehre is Emeritus Professor of Geology at HSU, where he has taught since 1981. A hydrologist and geomorphologist, he has wide experience introducing geology and hydrology to non-geologists. He currently teaches courses in geomorphology, field methods, hillslope processes, and river processes. In recent years he has become interested in local history and its relation to geology.

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Folds, Faults & Fossils:
Exploring the Lost Coast Headlands near Centerville

South of the Eel River, the sedimentary strata of the Wildcat Formation are perched precariously above the Pacific Ocean. Here, a slice of Humboldt County’s recent geologic history is in full display.

We will discuss how regional tectonic processes are deforming the area, observe coastal landslides, and, if beach conditions warrant, explore for fossils and jasper pebbles along the exposed bluffs. The location will be Lost Coast Headlands west of Ferndale.

This class includes a field trip. See important information below.

All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form in advance of the trip. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for unpredictable weather, bring water and a lunch.

The hike will begin at the top of Fleener Creek trail and descend for approximately 1/2 mile to the beach. We will walk along the beach for approximately 1/4 mile in soft sand. The return up the trail will be moderately strenuous with moderately steep grades (approximately 15%). The trail is in good condition and footing is good. Winds can be brisk on the bluffs, so hikers should be prepared accordingly.

date .......... Tues., Sept. 30

time .......... 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

fee .......... Members $30/non-members $55 (47575)

place .......... Meet vans 9 a.m. at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)

instr .......... Sam Flanagan

Sam Flanagan is a geologist for the Arcata Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management. His work focuses on watershed and fisheries restoration, geomorphology and landscape evolution.

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