SUMMER 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
Gentle Yoga Session 1 M 6/09
Impressionism from the National Gallery & Beyond T 6/10
Yoga in Fortuna Session 1 T 6/10
Writing About Food CANCELLED  
Creative Nonfiction Writing: An Introduction T/W 6/10
Life & Films of Charlie Chaplin W 6/11
Workshop on Library Services Session 1 Th 6/12
Amends: The Twelve Principles of Forgiveness CANCELLED  
The Jonathan Lyons Family in the Bald Hills: 1860s to 1960s F/Sa 6/13
Headwaters Salmon Pass Hike M 6/16
Workshop on Library Services Session 2 M 6/16
Conscious Living for Life Enrichment W 6/18
Online Genealogy Lab F 7/11
Harnessing The Power Within Sa 6/21
Making Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Session 1 CANCELLED  
Learn to Draw! FULL 6/24
Okay, Let's See the McKay! Th/Su 6/26
Attracting Bees, Butterflies and Song Birds to Your Garden F 6/27
Making the Bible: The Complex History of a Sacred Text T 7/01
Yoga In Fortuna Session 2 T 7/01
The Plantagenet Kings of England W 7/02
Quantum Physics & Mysticism M 7/07
Gentle Yoga Session 2 M 7/07
Falk: Town to Forest Ground W 7/09
After the First Draft: Revision Strategies for Writers Sa 7/12
Armchair Traveler: Doing the Deuce Sa 7/12
Travel Writing CANCELLED  
Making Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Session 2 Sa 7/19
Art Photography with your iPhone, Smart Phone & iPad Sa 7/19
Riverwalking FULL 7/22
Book Arts: Crossed-Structure Bindings T 7/22
Pilates Plus: An Introduction to the Basics W 7/23

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The Lyons Family in the Bald Hills: 1860s to 1960s

Learn and experience the history of the Jonathan and Amelia Lyons Family, who successfully ranched over 4,000 acres in the Bald Hills for three generations, from the 1860s to the 1960s. Their story is a typical family ranching story in many ways, yet it is also unique. As a mixed race family, white and American Indian, the Lyons family achieved success in an era when life could be difficult for such families.

The course will begin with a media presentation followed by a field trip to the Lyons’ home place, Elder, in the Bald Hills of Redwood National and State Parks. We’ll explore the old Lyons horse barn, check out the two locations of Jonathan’s houses and see other existing outbuildings. Depending on the weather, the field trip will include lunch at the fire lookout on top of Schoolhouse Peak.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, Wear walking shoes and bring a lunch and a drink.

date .......... Fri./Sat., June 13-14

time .......... Fri.: Noon-2 p.m. and Sat.: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

fee/members .......... $75/nonmembers $100 (31171)

place .......... HBAC/Field Trip

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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Falk: Town to Forest Ground

Take an easy walk (2-mile round trip) along the paved Headwaters trail, which meanders along Elk River and stops at the past location of the historic mill town of Falk. Falk’s mill was in operation from 1884-1937. After the mill closed, Falk was a ghost town for 40 years. For liability reasons, the lumber company burned and bulldozed all of Falk’s buildings in 1979. In 1999, the Headwaters forest was purchased by the federal and state government. Although most of Falk’s buildings are gone, organic evidence and memories remain.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, Wear walking shoes and bring a lunch and a drink.

date .......... Wed., July 9

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

fee/members .......... $10/nonmembers $35 (31173)

place .......... Meet at Headwaters Trail

instr .......... Julie Clark

Julie Clark is a park ranger for the Headwaters Forest Reserve, Bureau of Land Management. She graduated from Humboldt State University in 1997 with a BA in art education and minor in history. Since 1989, she has worked at Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Mammoth, Bishop and Sierra National Forest. She was hired by the Bureau of Land Management in 1999 and became the Headwaters Forest Reserve park ranger. She currently teaches environmental education to local students and the general public. She received her MA in social science, teaching American history from HSU in 2006 and wrote her thesis, “Company Towns in the American West.”

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Okay, Let’s See the McKay!

The proposed McKay Tract Community Forest, east of Eureka, is a hot topic of public interest. Want to see what all the fuss is about? This class will show you. We’ll start with 160 years of history compressed into 120 minutes with a presentation featuring maps, photos, and stories about the Ryan’s Slough area, the Occidental Mill, and the McKay & Co. tract of timber behind Cutten.

The following Saturday we’ll make a three-hour van tour of the company’s mill sites and abandoned railroad grade, followed by a visit to the site of the historic McKay Ranch and a tour of the redwood-paneled Burns House, the striking summer home of the owners of McKay & Co.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, Wear walking shoes and bring a lunch and a drink.

NEW SESSION ADDED:

date .......... Thurs./Sun., June 26 & 29

time .......... Thurs.: 6-8 p.m. Sun.: 1-4 p.m.

fee/members ........... $60/nonmembers $85 (31354)

place .......... HBAC/Field Trip

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

Jerry and Gisela Rohde have led tours on the North Coast for the last 20 years. They have written three guidebooks to the redwood parks. They hope that the McKay Tract Community Forest will become another local hiking venue.

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The Armchair Traveler: Doing the Deuce

For over 100 years the most exciting thoroughfare in Humboldt County was Eureka’s Second Street – the infamous “Deuce” that parents forbade their children to visit, that loggers permeated with testosterone, and where a chaste woman was unlikely to be found.

We’ll look at the saloons and “dance rooms,” the hotels and brothel belles, and all the other stimulations that created a hot time in Old Town every Saturday night. And we’ll do it all from the safety of our OLLI armchairs, so parental consent is not required.

date .......... Sat., July 12

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

fee/members .......... $30/nonmembers $55 (31183)

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

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

Jerry and Gisela Rohde have taught HSU OLLI classes since the beginning. They’ve written three guidebooks to the local area and frequently give presentations to local groups. They love sharing the human and natural history of Humboldt County.

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Headwaters Salmon Pass Hike

This ranger-led hike will cover redwood ecology, watershed restoration and the endangered species of the reserve. The Salmon Pass hike is 2 1/2 miles long and is a moderate hike. Located on the south side of the Headwaters Forest Reserve, the first half-mile passes through a young to mid-aged forest with views of restored watershed areas. The next two miles ascend through the old-growth with a view across Salmon Creek to the largest intact stand of ancient redwoods within the Reserve. The trail then loops back as it descends through the old-growth.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Bring appropriate weather-friendly clothing, Wear walking shoes and bring a lunch and a drink.

Meet at Newburg Park in Fortuna and then caravan four miles up a logging road to the trail head.

date .......... Mon., June 16

time .......... 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

fee/members .......... $10/nonmembers $35 (31163)

place .......... Headwaters Forest

instr .......... Julie Clark

Julie Clark: See biography under “Falk: Town to Forest Ground.”

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Attracting Bees, Butterflies & Songbirds to Your Garden

Take an outing to the Humboldt Botanical Gardens and learn how to entice bees, butterflies and songbirds to your garden. Hosting helpful pollinators is easy with the right plants and environment.

Learn about plants that rely on local pollinators to produce their best crop. If you have periods when there are very few bees, butterflies and birds in your garden, get tips about what you can do to make your patch more attractive year round.

Did you know bees are especially fond of blue and yellow flowers? Likewise they are fond of blue and yellow clothing, yard art, and flags. Providing habitats in your yard or garden can increase the quality and output of your vegetable garden and or fruit trees.

Attracting brightly colored pollinating butterflies involves incorporating plants that serve the needs of all life stages of the butterfly. The insects need places to lay eggs, food plants for their larvae (caterpillars), places to form chrysalides and nectar sources for adults.

It’s easy to attract birds to your garden, but the variety of species will increase with its size, how bird-friendly it is, and its proximity to countryside or well-wooded parks. The key thing is to ensure that you meet the needs of your birds all year round, and that you accommodate the changing requirements of both residents and seasonal visitors.

Discover how selecting and incorporating a good variety of nectar-producing flowering plants and other essential components in your garden can reap huge benefits.

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

date .......... Fri., June 27

time .......... 10 a.m.-Noon

fee/members .......... $30/nonmembers $65 (31165)

place .......... Humboldt Botanical Gardens

instr .......... Terry Kramer

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

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Riverwalking

The residents of Humboldt County are lucky to be surrounded by many rivers and creeks: the Eel, Van Duzen, Trinity, Mad, Redwood, Salmon, Jacoby, and more. Many of us have a favorite swimming hole, so we know what a “pool” is. Or we’ve seen salmon spawning on the edge of a “riffle.” But there’s much more to rivers than just pools and riffles.

Learn how to see a river through a river scientist’s eyes. What are patches, clusters, large roughness elements, imbrication, sorting, and pebble counts? And how does this year’s drought affect river flows and processes? We will walk along the banks of Jolly Giant Creek and the Mad River to compare and contrast various features and processes in a small stream and large river. Our moderate hikes will be less than a half-mile long and no one will need to get their feet wet!

We will meet at HBAC for a brief overview of types of rivers and river processes. Then we will organize carpools and drive to several sites to explore both small and large channels and floodplains. We will have a picnic lunch on a gravel bar on the Mad River. No river wading is necessary — all hiking will be on dry ground.

This class includes a field trip. All participants will be required to complete a release of liability form. Wear sturdy walking shoes, a sun hat and jacket. Bring water and lunch.

date .......... Tues., July 22

time .......... 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

place .......... HBAC/Mad River

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

Dr. Mary Ann Madej worked as a fluvial geomorphologist with the U.S. Department of Interior for 35 years, where she monitored river channel changes for decades. She has walked rivers in such diverse environments as Central and South America, Alaska, New Zealand, Japan, China, Italy, France, and Scotland.

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The Plantagenet Kings of England

The Plantagenets, one of the world’s most fabled of royal families, hailed from France, but endured to become the longest ruling dynasty in recorded English history. We will explore the family’s men, women, and murdered; its successes, failures, and storied events; and its tangled genealogical ties beginning with the Angevins, right down to the last of the Lancasters.

date .......... Wed., July 2

time .......... 2-5 p.m.

fee/members .......... $30/nonmembers $55 (31174)

place .......... 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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Making the Bible:
The Complex History of a Sacred Text

This is an academic presentation tracing the complex history of the Old and New Testaments as sacred literature, including: dealing with lost originals and imperfect copies; the relationship between the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Masoretic text, and Septuagint; the issue of the ‘canon’ and Apocrypha; and why there are so many competing Bible versions today.

date .......... Tues., July 1-22

time .......... 10 a.m.-Noon

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (31176)

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

instr .......... Laurent Cleenewerck

Laurent Cleenewerck is a regular OLLI faculty member and the host of an annual Religious Studies Experiential Workshop for HSU. He is an Orthodox theologian, the Editor of the Eastern/ Greek Orthodox Bible, the Rector of Eureka’s historical Eastern Orthodox Church on F St., and serves as faculty member for other international post-secondary institutions.

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Quantum Physics & Mysticism

This course offers a formal presentation of several key concepts in modern physics (relativity, speed of light, double-slit experiment, non-locality, holograms) and their implications in terms of mystical consciousness.

date .......... Mon., July 7-21

time .......... 10 a.m.-Noon

fee/members .......... $55/nonmembers $80 (31177)

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

instr .......... Laurent Cleenewerck

A professional educator since 1992, Laurent Cleenewerck has previously taught several popular physics courses for HSU OLLI. He holds degrees from the University of Montpellier (BA), Ukrainian Catholic University (MA), and Universidad Rural de Guatemala (DSc). An Orthodox priest and theologian, he has long-standing interest in the interface between science and spirituality.

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Library Services Workshop

OLLI member benefits include use of the Humboldt State University Library. Join HSU Librarians for a tour of the library and to learn about its collections, services, and personnel. Topics include: Computer Lab use, understanding call numbers, finding scholarly articles, using eBooks, navigating the website, and using research guides.

Choose one session meeting in the HSU Library lobby:

SESSION 1: Thurs., June 12

time .......... 10 a.m.-Noon

fee/members .......... Free to OLLI Members (31181)

instr .......... Katie LaSala

SESSION 2: Mon., June 16

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

fee/members .......... Free to OLLI Members (31182)

instr .......... Carly Marino

Katie LaSala is an HSU reference librarian in Special Collections. She received an undergraduate degree from HSU in history and a MLIS degree from San Jose State University with specializations in both technology and archival studies. Katie is also a board member of the Trinidad Museum.

Carly Marino is an HSU reference librarian in Special Collections. Her research focuses on the Humboldt County Pamphlet Collection, local newspapers, and primary source audio visual material. She holds an MLIS in archival studies, and an MA in cinema and television studies. Carly also works part-time at the Clarke Museum in Eureka as the coordinator and archivist, and volunteers at the Eureka Theater.

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Writing About Food

Designed for writers who love to eat and to share the experience of eating in writing. In this class we will read work by popular food writers John Thorne and Elizabeth David, as well as pieces by writers local to Humboldt.

In-class writing activities will include reviewing a local restaurant and preparing and writing about a favorite dish.

As we hone our food writing vocabulary and become more familiar with local restaurants and chefs, we’ll stimulate our appetites and practice being more nuanced writers and eaters. On the last day of class, we’ll enjoy a potluck while we listen to readings by participants.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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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Travel Writing

Learn to capture your travel experiences in writing. We will explore a range of approaches to the craft of writing about travel. Our readings will include work by writers such as Bruce Chatwin, Ian Jack, W.G. Sebald, Dekka Aitkenhead, and Paul Theroux.

Writers of all experiences and levels welcome. Come with a notebook and a sense of adventure. Through writing and reading about travel, we’ll begin to explore the terrain of this undefined genre.

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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

Evelyn Hampton: See biography under “TWriting About Food.”

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After the First Draft:
Revision Strategies for Writers

You’ve crafted a first draft of an essay, or a story, or a memoir... and while you’re reasonably happy with what’s emerging, you know there’s more work to do. But how? What do you do next?

What’s involved in that murky step called “revision,” where you add and cut and tune up your lines to make your text a better experience for your readers?

In this one-session dunk tank of a class, we’ll look at various revision strategies that will help you revisit your work, both at a global level and at the sentence level. We’ll borrow the wisdom of writers like Peter Elbow, Steve Almond, Joe Glazer, and Carol Bly, and in-class exercises will sharpen our eyes and our ears.

Please arrive with a finished draft of one piece of your own writing of any length, anywhere from one to ten pages.

date .......... Sat., July 12

time .......... 10 a.m.-Noon

fee/members .......... $30/nonmembers $55 (31187)

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

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

Heal McKnight is a recent transplant from the Midwest. She 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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Creative Nonfiction Writing: An Introduction

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.

In this class, we’ll read some creative nonfiction, and we’ll begin writing some of our own. We’ll read and discuss a few carefully chosen essays, we’ll do some in-class writing exercises, and as time allows, we’ll read and discuss each other’s work.

This course is designed to familiarize participants with the genre of creative nonfiction, to explore and develop your own approach to the writing process, and to build a community of writers, both new and experienced.

date .......... Tues/Wed., June 10-25

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

fee/members .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (31186)

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

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

Heal McKnight: See biography under “After the First Draft.”

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Book Arts: Crossed-Structure Bindings

Contemporary book artists are often inspired by historical bindings. Such is the case with Spanish-born Carmencho Arrigui, who developed the crossed-structure binding (CSB) and its many variations. The books have soft covers, open flat, and pages are sewn onto straps. We will explore surface techniques for the covers and pages as well as add new sewing techniques to our repertoire.

Basic Toolkit: cutting board, cutting knife, metal ruler, sharp pencil, bookmaker’s awl, bone folder, wet wipes, sewing cradle (or telephone book), size 18 or 22 Tapestry needle. Materials: 1-3 bottles of FW Acrylic Artist lnks (or similar), lnexpensive 2”-3” flat brushes, 1 inexpensive large round brush, cotton perle embroidery floss (or linen thread).

date .......... Tues/Thurs., July 22-24

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

fee/members .......... $55/nonmembers $80 (31159)

place .......... 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, visit www.micheleolsen.com.

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Art Photography with Your iPhone, Smart Phone & iPad

You walk around with a camera in your phone. Learn how to use simple apps like Instagram and Snapseed to create art out of your photographs. After an introduction to a few apps, you will take your phone in the field. A final class will allow you to share your work and get additional tips. Bring a smart phone or iPad.

date .......... Sat/Sun., July 19-20

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

fee/members .......... $45/nonmembers $70 (31157)

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

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

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

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Learn to Draw!

Drawing is not a talent. It is a skill that everyone can learn.

This class demystifies the drawing process by simplifying it into achievable steps. More than just a collection of tricks, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of good drawing in a fun, engaging and accessible way. Students will learn about line, light and shadow, proportion and three-dimensional shapes, the foundation to understanding how to draw anything.

The benefits of learning to draw move far beyond the page. Drawing helps sharpen the mind and allows us to experience the richness and depth of our surroundings by viewing them in a way unique to drawing. Drawing has been recognized for hundreds of years as an essential foundation for painting.

Almost every child draws, but most of us stop as we get older and we miss out on this fundamental human experience. Rejuvenate the mind by revisiting drawing.

date .......... Tues/Thurs., June 24-July 10

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

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

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 through Eureka Studio Arts and is preparing for a solo exhibition at Piante Gallery to open in Dec. 2014.

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Impressionism from the National Gallery & Beyond

This course will focus on the figurative and landscape painting of the major impressionist artists. Paintings from the National Gallery in Washington will be emphasized based on the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums’ exhibit “Intimate Impressionism” showing March 29-Aug. 3.

date .......... Tues., June 10-17

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

fee/members .......... $45/nonmembers $70 (31160)

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

instr .......... Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson is an emeritus professor of art history from HSU. He has taught courses on Impressionism several times and went to Paris in April to revisit museums and sites of Impressionist Paintings.

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Life & Films of Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin is considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of American cinema, whose movies were and still are popular throughout the world.

Born in England, he lived a fascinating and often controversial life, starting in theater at the age of 8. Most famous for his Little Tramp character, Chaplin produced films of note stretching from the silent era into the modern sound age, making his last film with Marlon Brando in 1966.

In this class we will screen and discuss notable films from his long career. Films currently planned to view include: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, The Kid, City Lights and Monsieur Verdoux.

date .......... Wed., June 11-July 9

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

fee/members .......... $75/nonmembers $100 (31166)

place .......... 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 taught film history at College of the Redwoods and worked more than 30 years in local television production.

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Harnessing the Power Within

A paradigm can be defined as a set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitute a way of viewing reality.

In the first session, each of these three factors will be examined in turn to arrive at a self-assessment. Appraisal of “self-knowledge” will include an in-depth look at your own various talents, abilities, and limitations. The concept of “will” encompasses your personal history of past experiences and your perceived level of mental determination to achieve goals. The topic of “action” will examine your choices of the right time and place, as well as your resources.

These initial personal assessments will be followed by a question-and-answer period and group discussion. The final session will cover each participant’s personal history with this paradigm – “self-knowledge, will, action” – and will include individual (voluntary) presentations of past attempts to use these concepts successfully. Final group discussion will conclude the class.

date .......... Sat., June 21-28

time .......... 2-3:30 p.m.

fee/members .......... $15/nonmembers $40 (31179)

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

instr .......... Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson has spent over 40 years teaching, from elementary to junior college level classes. He is a positive, healthy 86-year-old who is still living life his way. His personal motto is: “I aspire to inspire until I expire.” He has also taught many OLLI classes in “Virtues” and “Positive Living.” Andy recently mentored and participated in the recording of a three-part series on “Healthy Living for Seniors and The Mind/Body Connection,” which is frequently broadcast locally over the Humboldt Access Television channels.

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Amends:
The Twelve Principles of Forgiveness

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

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

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

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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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Conscious Living for Life Enrichment

We go through our daily lives with eyes wide open, but often unseeing. We are creatures of habit, often moving unconsciously from one activity to the next, without questioning those patterns. We drive to our destination, but upon arrival, are oblivious of the path we have taken.

The practice of mindfulness is the act of consciously focusing on the present moment and increasing awareness and appreciation of the environment around us. Should be simple, right? No. It takes practice, and is a practice that can enrich your life.

This course will focus on both the brain theory behind living consciously (how the brain works), and the practice of mindfulness.

Through discussion and practice exercises, class participants will focus on how to change ingrained habits to take greater control of their thoughts and actions and live more consciously in the present.

date .......... Wed., June 18-25

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

fee/members .......... $45/nonmembers $70 (31180)

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

instr .......... Jane Woodward

Jane Woodward (M.Ed, MPA, JD) has been a social science researcher, analyst and program developer for over 40 years. In recent years, she has focused her attention on developments in brain research and technology, the study of consciousness, integrative medicine, health practices such as Pilates and meditation, and quantum physics. She has developed and presented OLLI courses on Creative Living, Consciousness: An Exploration, and Advocacy, and formed the OLLI Creating Community Assets Forum.

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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. 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 more sessions taught by Laurie Birdsall at the Eel River Multi-Generational Center, Fortuna:

SESSION 1: Tues., June 10-24

time .......... 10-11 a.m.

fee .......... $30/nonmembers $55 (31167)

SESSION 2: .......... Tues., July 1-22

time .......... 10-11 a.m.

fee .......... $40/nonmembers $65 (31168)

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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Gentle Yoga

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. 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 taught by Laurie Birdsall at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka:

SESSION 1: Mon., June 9-30

time .......... 1:30-3 p.m.

fee .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (31169)

SESSION 2: Mon.,July 7-28

time .......... 1:30-3 p.m.

fee .......... $65/nonmembers $90 (31241)

Laurie Birdsall: See biography under “Yoga in Fortuna.”

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Pilates Plus: An Introduction to the Basics

Is Pilates Plus for you? Come to an introduction to the Basics of Pilates Plus classes to see if Pilates is right for you. This one-day event will feature exercises to identify and isolate core muscles, introducing concepts which help you coordinate breathing and movement as your abdominal strength improves.

A six-week class will be offered in the Fall 2014, giving you a chance to explore Pilates Plus in greater depth, learning traditional Pilates mat exercises, and using light weights and therabands.

Pilates Plus classes are designed to gently and effectively teach you principles of movement which engage your core abdominal muscles. The goal is to strengthen your “powerhouse” (rib to pelvis connection), enabling you to more safely engage in all your normal activities. The class is well-suited for people of all ages and fitness levels.

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

date .......... Wed., July 23

time .......... THIS SESSION IS FULL: 10:30 a.m.-Noon

                   NEW SESSION JUST ADDED: 1-2:30 p.m. (To register, call 707-826-5880)

fee/members .......... $15/nonmembers $40

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

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

Joanne Fornes believes exercise, done with awareness and attention, is the key to longevity, vitality and health. Passionate about lifetime fitness, she has studied, practiced and taught various forms of movement for more than 40 years, specializing the last 12 years with older adults, emphasizing abdominal core work using Pilates. Joanne delights in helping people find grace, comfort, and self-empowerment through movement.

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Online Genealogy Lab

There is a whole world of online genealogical exploration to be done outside of Ancestry.com. We’ll spend two sessions in a campus computer lab exploring free websites, including familysearch.org and archive.org, and learning how best to utilize Google as a powerful genealogical resource.

date .......... Fri., July 11 & 18

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

fee/members .......... $40/nonmembers $65 (31175)

place .......... Gist Hall 218, HSU Campus

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

Michael Cooley: See biography under “The Plantagenet Kings of England.”

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Making Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Learn to make chocolate covered strawberries the easy way from a professional chocolatier. You will learn how to temper real chocolate, then dip strawberries and decorate.

You will leave the class with the berries you dip and a deeper understanding of what goes into making chocolates. This is a fun class and no previous chocolate skill is needed.

Directions: Hwy 299 – Take Ginutoli Lane exit turn SOUTH to West End Road. RIGHT on West End Road. LEFT on Alder Grove Road. LEFT on Ericson Way. LEFT on Ericson Court. At the back of the court, turn right into the parking lot.

Choose one session taught by Sandra Nakashima at Drakes Glen Creations in Arcata:

SESSION 1: Sat., June 21

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

SESSION 2: Sat., July 19

time .......... 9-10:30 a.m.

fee/members .......... $25/nonmembers $50 (31162)

Sandra Nakashima, founder and co-owner of Drakes Glen Creations, has been teaching chocolate making classes since 1999.

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