Club OLLI Classes

Overview

Club OLLI Classes

To register for a Club OLLI class or Special Interest Group (SIG) you need to be a Club OLLI member. Annual membership is $20 and is valid August 1 – July 31 each year. Club OLLI has classes that are fee-based and some that are free to members. Class fees are located within each class description. To become a member or register for a class complete the Club OLLI Membership/Course Registration form.

Spring 2020 Classes

Arts and Humanities

An Illuminated Manuscript: The St. John’s Bible

The St. John’s Bible (SJB), the first Bible that was hand lettered and illuminated since the printing press was completed in 2011. For 13 years, Donald Jackson (official scribe to Her Majesty’s Crown Office), led a team of artists whose mission was “to ignite the spiritual imagination of believers throughout the world . . . for a new millennium.” See the story of its making, the people, the places and the process! A beautiful video, narrated by Jackson himself, will be followed by a group discussion about the spiritual, educational, historical and artistic endeavors of this amazing project that now travels the globe. Your host, Phawnda Moore, is a local calligrapher who has studied with two of the SJB artists.
Phawnda Moore

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259
$13
#Club325 - 4/30 only          
Thurs., 1:00-3:00pm

Art and Health

Artists have interpreted the human condition since the dawn of civilization. How have artists depicted the concepts of health and sickness through the great periods of history? For example, what is Frieda Kahlo saying to us in “Sin Esperanza?” In this class, we will look at classic pieces of art across the ages and consider what the artist is telling us about his or her interpretation of these human conditions. We will end with a discussion of how we use art for health in our own lives.
Louise Johnson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N6-204
$13
#Club804 - 3/24 only       
Tues., 10:00am-12:00pm

Calligraphy: from Caves to Greeting Cards

Petroglyphs often remind visitors about art and letters from the past and how they’re always changing. Join us on a journey about the evolution of calligraphy; it will enlighten your awareness of its place in history. Rocklin calligrapher Phawnda Moore provides interesting highlights about the early scribes who made illuminated manuscripts, the printing press, the Italian Renaissance and letter writing. She shares a glimpse into how her modern card designs reflect techniques from the past. You will even have a few minutes to try writing with some of her tools, including a quill!
JPhawnda Moore

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259
$13
#Club324 - 3/27 only        
Fri., 1:00-3:00pm

Glorious Scenic Realities (CANCELLED)

Join us in this fascinating and extraordinary selection of subjects for this spring series. 

Session 1—China’s Zhangjiajie is an astonishing and incredible natural paradise with fantastic geographical features. The sights used in the movie Avatar will spellbind you.

Session 2A—China’s incredible Great Wall extends from Korean mountains to the desolate Gobi Desert. We will time travel and witness the geological, logistic and political challenges as the wall was constructed.

Session 2B—The Flat Earth: This session focuses on the early view of the Middle Ages that the earth was flat. We will discuss the history, concepts and theories related to this position, and the “Flat Earth Society.”

Session 2B—Easter Island (aka “Rapa Nui”) has long been a curious and speculative subject. How and why did its people transport and carve huge statues? 

Session 3—We will visit Yellowstone and explain the eruption threat beneath the park and the continental shelfs migration.

Session 4A—Here we focus on bog bodies found in the Northern European and Central countries. Bog People refer to ancient, poignant and remarkably naturally mummified human bodies found in highly acidic peat bogs.

Session 4B—In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals an life size army of more than 8,000 soldiers and hundreds of full scale chariots and horses built to serve China’s first emperor (Qin Huang Di) in the afterlife.

Tom Fisher

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required (CANCELLED)
Rocklin Campus, Room D-12
$32
#Club902 - 5/1-5/22      
Fri., 1:30pm-3:30pm

The Abrahamic Religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Part 1

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

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Rocklin Campus, Room MT-9
$25
#Club901 - 2/21-3/20      
Fri., 2:00-3:30pm

The Abrahamic Religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Part 2

A continuation of Part 1. You did not have to attend Part 1 to enroll in Part 2.
Jason File

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Rocklin Campus, Room MT-9
$25
#Club903 - 4/17-5/15      
Fri., 2:00-3:30pm

The Origins of Genius

Where did Shakespeare get his ideas? Who helped the beat poets create their unique works? Why is it so easy to confuse Monet, Renoir and Pissarro? Who is really responsible for those paintings of melted watches? And why are there Egyptian Needles in New York, London and Paris? Learn about the influences and origins of the works you’ve always enjoyed and gain a deeper understanding of where genius comes from.
Catharine Bramkamp

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N11-101
$32
#Club801 - 2/11-3/3      
Tues., 1:30-3:00pm

The Enigma of Brilliance

This session will look at four of the most brilliant minds of recent world history; Steve Jobs, Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Ford and Mahatma Gandhi. There is scant disagreement that these men changed millions of lives of their time and future in small ways and large. We’ll take a close look at what shaped them to become brilliant innovators, strategists, politicians and, ultimately, salesmen, while failing significantly and tragically, as husbands, fathers and in Ford’s case, a patriot.
Gopal Kapur

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 255
$32
#Club308 - 2/10-3/9      
Mon., 10:00am-12:00pm

Ukraine’s New Reality: What is Going On in Chernobyl Today?

For more than three decades, Chernobyl has been a byword for the potential dangers of nuclear power. The world’s worst nuclear accident had a devastating effect on the surrounding area in what is now independent Ukraine and Belarus. But a generation on, nature and people have adapted in surprising ways. During class we will collaborate on the following questions: in short, what led to the disaster? Is Chernobyl safe today and how much was invested in the safety hangar? What can other nuclear nations learn? Can Chernobyl be transformed from eco-disaster to a scientific phenomenon and tourist attraction?
Alex Yarmolyuk

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N12-103
$13
#Club822 - 3/10 only     
Tues., 2:00-4:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259
$13
#Club334 - 3/18 only     
Wed., 2:00-4:00pm

Field Trips

Aerospace Museum of California

Aerospace history is a remarkable story, and it all unfolds at the Aerospace Museum of California. Explore the exhibits, sit in the cockpit of an airplane, learn the stories of these aircraft first hand or explore the wonders of space. We will provide complimentary roundtrip transportation on a Sierra College bus from the Rocklin Campus. We will meet at the Dietrich Theater and leave promptly at 9:30am. Price includes bus transportation and entrance fee. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Shari Smith

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Rocklin Campus
$45
#Club925 - 4/15 only      
Wed., 9:30am-1:30pm

Crocker Art Museum—Granville Redmond Exhibit 

Come explore the Crocker Art Museum and learn about Crocker history and visit several galleries. We will view the gallery of Granville Redmond (1871–1935) who produced a body of work that captures California’s diverse topography, vegetation and color. He is today best known for his colorful Impressionist oils depicting the landscape ablaze with poppies and other native flora. Enjoy a no-host lunch at the Crocker Café before heading home. We will provide complimentary roundtrip transportation on a Sierra College bus from the Rocklin Campus. We will meet at Dietrich Theater and leave at 9:15 m. Price includes bus transportation and entrance fee. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. 
Shari Smith

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Rocklin Campus
$45
#Club920 - 3/19 only      
Thurs., 9:15am-1:30pm

Riding the Transcontinental Rails to Reno and Experiencing the Comstock Lode in Virginia City (FULL)

The most famous portion of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad (1863-69) was traversing the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We will celebrate the 150th anniversary of this engineering feat first hand by taking Amtrak from historic Colfax to Reno. We will have a pre-trip lecture, which will add to your experience. Our afternoon and evening (staying at the El Dorado Hotel—a block from the train station) in Reno will be free for you to see a show, play the slots or stroll the Truckee River Walk. Following breakfast on day two, we will take a 45 minute reserved coach trip to experience the Comstock Lode (Silver Rush of the 1860’s) in Virginia City then continue back to Colfax—arriving by 5 pm. The cost is $175 p/p double occupancy ($225 single occupancy) which includes all transportation, hotel room, box lunch and breakfast (dinner in Reno and lunch in Virginia City is on your own). There is some reading prior to the trip to enhance your experience. (Note: You must get to and from the Colfax Train Station on your own.) Get a few of your OLLI friends together and let’s ride the rails!! Trip is limited to 54 people.
Terence McAteer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required (FULL)
Roseville Center (Vernon)
$225 (single occupancy)
#Club611 - 5/6-5/7      
Wed/Thurs., 11:30am-5:30pm

Roseville Center (Vernon)
$175 (double occupancy)
#Club610 - 5/6-5/7      
Wed/Thurs., 11:30am-5:30pm

Film

Aaron Sorkin: Wordplay and Worldbuilding

He’s an American screenwriter, director, producer and playwright, responsible for creating some of the finest TV shows and characters, as well as writing movies that would become some of the instant classics of the last twenty years. It’s easy to celebrate and analyze great directors and actors, but it’s important to notice the writers who provide them with incredible words and powerful words that delight and inspire us and fly off the page. In this class we’ll be taking a look at one of those incredible writers as we watch and discuss some of the films he’s written, including: “A Few Good Men” (1992); “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007); “Steve Jobs” (2015); and “The Social Network” (2010), as well as watching selected scenes and episodes from some of the hit acclaimed TV shows he’s created, such as “The West Wing” and “The Newsroom.”
Sam Schlafer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Lincoln Public Library, Redwood Room
$45
#Club214 - 4/7-5/15
Fri., 1:00-4:00pm

Music in Film

Music as narrative in these remarkable films: “Music Inside and Out”—Anker (USA, 2007, a documentary on the Philadelphia Orchestra); “Once”—Carney (Ireland, 2004, Irish street musician and Czech girl connect with music); “A Man and a Woman”—Lelouch (France, 1966, musical score as character); “As It Is In Heaven”—Pollak (Sweden, 2004, famous conductor creates choral ensemble in Swedish village); “Everyone Says I Love You”—Allen (USA, 1996, musical comedy).
Lincoln Curtis

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N12-103
$45
#Club803 - 4/16-5/14
Thurs., 1:00-4:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259
$45
#Club305 - 4/17-5/15
Fri., 9:30am-12:30pm

German Film: Never Look Away

The gifted filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, the Oscar winner of “ The Lives Of Others”, has created another cinematic gem, “ Never Look Away” (Oscar nominee 2019). The three-hour film is inspired by thirty years of the great German artist Gerhard Richter’s life, with the political and social realities of Nazism, Communism and Social Democracy in East and West Germany playing prominent roles.
Lincoln Curtis

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 259
$18
#Club319 - 3/24 only
Tues., 12:30-4:30pm

Nevada County Campus,  Room N12-103
$18
#Club816 - 3/25 only
Wed., 1:00-5:00pm

Penny Marshall: From Lavern to the League

Penny Marshall was an actress, director, producer and comedienne. In this film class we will discuss her early life growing up in New York City (1943) until her death in Los Angeles (2018). We will watch and discuss three of her most famously directed films. “Big” (1988) which became the first film directed by a woman to gross more than $100 million at the U.S. box office; “Awakenings” (1990) nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture; and “A League of Their Own” (1992) based on the combined true stories of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (1943–1954). We’ll also watch interviews and episodes of her early TV appearances in “Happy Days” and “Lavern and Shirley.” Join us as we laugh, cry and appreciate this truly great American legend.
Linda Derosier

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Lincoln Public Library,  Redwood Room
$40
#Club209 - 2/11-2/25
Tues., 1:00pm-4:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 259
$40
#Club326 - 2/12-2/26
Wed., 9:30am-12:30pm

Stargazing: Films of George Clooney

George Clooney made his mark as a TV heartthrob on “ER,” and has played a number of charming rogues since. But Clooney has also proven himself to be an actor capable of depth and subtlety. We’ll watch his career develop when we screen and discuss “One Fine Day,” “The Peacemaker,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” and “The Descendants.” Also featuring Nicole Kidman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Tilda Swinton.
Dan Shoemaker

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  Room N15-101
$48
#Club821 - 4/17-5/15
Fri.,  1:00-4:00pm

Suffragette: Votes for Women on Film

Suffragette was the term most used by women in England who were fighting to obtain the vote. This film released in 2015 not only demonstrates the lengths they were willing to go to “convince the powers that be” to give them their rights, but accurately depicts the major leaders in that struggle. These include Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Emily Davison (Natalie Press), alongside fictional characters Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) Edith Ellyn, loosely based on two other real Edith’s: Garrud and New (Helena Bonham Carter). “Suffragette dramatizes an important—and still painfully relevant—fact based story with more than enough craft and sincerity to overcome its flaws.”
Linda Derosier

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Lincoln Public Library,  Willow Room
$13
#Club210 - 3/10 only
Tues., 1:00-4:00pm

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 259
$13
#Club327 - 3/11 only
Wed.,  9:30am-12:30pm

The Coen Brothers, Part 2: Genre and Folklore

Joel and Ethan Coen are a brotherly directing duo who have made a career of making films that celebrate a variety of cinematic genres while also being unlike anything the silver screen has seen before. They’ve hammered out ruthless revenge tales, high-flying comedies, melancholy character studies, and wild and raucous musical adventures, and every inch of their films are idiosyncratic and unique. This will be the second of two classes, with this one focusing on some of the brothers’ odder films, bold experimentations in genre, unforgettable cinematic trips and instant cult classics, which means we will be watching and discussing: “The Hudsucker Proxy” (1994); “Barton Fink” (1991); “Hail Caesar” (2016); and “The Big Lebowski” (1998). Please note: These movies are full of humor, dark and otherwise, and can be rated R for some graphic elements, including violence, sexual content and unabashed weirdness.
Sam Schlafer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Lincoln Public Library,  Redwood Room
$40
#Club213 - 2/21-3/13
Fri.,  1:00pm-4:00pm

The Films of Laurel and Hardy

One of the first, and beloved comedy teams, was the film stars, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Together they made 105 films. This course will include some history of “The Boys,” backgrounds and at least one short and one feature film for each class. This will be a fun class and will keep the legacy of the two forever intact and growing. Join us for a raucous time.
Allan Enis

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 259
$45
#Club332 - 4/15-5/13
Wed.,  9:30am-12:30pm

The Rise and Fall of Hollywood, Part 1

Cinema reflects society, but imperfectly; sometimes it occludes as much as it illuminates. We’ll dabble in history as we chart the rise and fall of Hollywood (and society) in dialogue with five films: “Gold Diggers of 1933,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” “Casablanca,” “Shadow of a Doubt” and “D.O.A.” Part One ends in 1950; Part Two will continue.
Dan Shoemaker

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  Room N12-103
$48
#Club820 - 2/28-3/27
Fri.,   1:00pm -4:00pm

Geography

The Galapagos: Lessons from a Fragile Land

This course will discuss the history and present state of The Galapagos Islands from discovery to the modern day. We will see what the government of Ecuador and the people of the Galapagos have done well and what they could have done better to protect this fragile land. We will reflect on the lessons we can take from them to protect our fragile land of the California foothills.
Louise Johnson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 259
$13
#Club335 - 3/25 only
Wed.,  10:00am – 12:00pm

Government and Politics

Current Issues in Foreign Affairs

This course reviews some of the key elements of President Trump’s policies in foreign affairs, and compares them with the policies of his predecessors and longstanding traditions in American foreign policy. We review how he sees America’s role in the world and his trade and immigration policies. And we discuss the rules-based international order that the US has led since WWII and its future in light of the rise of populism and growing resistance to globalization around the world.
Ambassador Steven Browning (ret.)

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Lincoln Public Library, Willow Room                  
$37
#Club202 - 2/4-3/3        
Tue., 10:00 – 12:00pm

Freedom of Religion and to Assemble Landmark Court Cases

Let’s understand how the U.S. Supreme Court has defined our 1st Amendment Rights to Freedom of Religion and our Right to Assemble. This is an interactive course as the students will become the Court to help decide cases. Participants will understand the limits of Freedom of Religion and the Right to Assemble— can a predominately Jewish community keep out a KKK rally? Can public schools have Bible readings on campus? and more!
Terence McAteer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259
$18
#Club314 - 2/13-2/20
Thurs., 10:00am-12:00pm

Nevada County Campus, Room N12-103
$18
#Club809 - 2/26-3/4
Wed., 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Freedom of Speech and Press Defined by the Supreme Court

There has been much discussion these days about “fake news” along with questions about limits to freedom of speech and press. This course will highlight famous Supreme Court decisions (Schenck, Branden-burg, Tinker, Barnette, Miller, etc.) and how they have provided boundaries to these cornerstones of our democracy. This is an interactive course as the students will become the Court to help decide cases. Participants will understand the limits of speech and press.
Terence McAteer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  Room N12-103
$18
#Club808 - 4/14-4/21
Tues.,  10:00am – 12:00pm

Lincoln Public Library,  Willow Room
$18
#Club208 - 4/16-4/23
Thurs.,  2:00pm – 4:00pm

The Age of Jackson, Part 2

Part 2 of this class will continue the analysis of the impacts of the Age of Jackson on the United States. Part 1 focused on Jackson’s background and rise to power, along with the men he competed for power with (Clay, Adams, Calhoun). Part 2 will look at the issues these men faced during Jackson’s two terms in power. This includes America’s evolving policy toward native tribes; the spoils system; the nullification crisis; and the bank wars of the period. We will also continue to look at the defining characteristics of American society and how these compare to our age since the election of Donald Trump. This is a stand-alone course and having attended Part 1 is not essential.
Donald Frasier

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259
$18
#Club306 - 3/26-4/2
Thurs., 1:00pm-3:00pm

The American Penal System

This three-session class will begin with the history of the American penal system from stocks to modern day incarceration. The second class will be an insiders tour of the working Wayne Brown Jail in Nevada City. (Students will provide their own transportation to jail tour. ) The final class will focus on a discussion of our current system in contrast to other penal systems around the world. This class will require some reading between sessions. The class is limited to 35 due to safety parameters set by the Nevada County Sheriff.
Terence McAteer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N12-103
$25
#Club810 - 2/11-2/25 (2/18: Students will provide their own transportation to jail tour)
Tues., 2:00 - 4:00pm

The Perfect Country, Part 1

Nations and countries were historically defined by geographical boundaries respecting resource protection, culture and language. To understand the history of nation building, classic works in political theory, economic history and social thought that have influenced the bases of western governments will be compared to contemporary global studies, the merits of which will be argued in consideration to the design of a modern country. Topics will include the history of citizenship, forms of government, economic policy and more.
Ellen Sander

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259
$35
#Club329 - 2/10-3/23 (no class 2/17, 3/2)
Mon., 10:00am – 12:00pm

Nevada County Campus, Room N8-108
$35
#Club818 - 2/26-3/25
Wed., 2:00 - 4:00pm

The Perfect Country, Part 2

Based on the study and interpretation of readings undertaken in Part 1, students will design a theoretical country. The framework will include a form of government, a political structure, domestic and international spheres of influence, and responsibilities of the state and citizen. Design projects can be individual or collaborative. Although enrollment in Part 1 is not a prerequisite, students will be asked to objectively consider thematic readings when defining parameters and explaining their justifications. 

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259
$35
#Club333 - 4/13-5/11
Mon., 10:00am – 12:00pm

Nevada County Campus, Room N8-108
$35
#Club819 - 4/15-5/13
Wed., 2:00 - 4:00pm

Understanding the Electoral College in Preparation for 2020

The Electoral College is a baffling, semi-mysterious portion of the Constitution that defines our Presidential election system. We’ll discover why our Founding Fathers devised this unique process and the history behind some interesting Presidential elections, similar to 2000, where the Electoral College became the centerpiece of the election. Furthermore, besides understanding how the Electoral College works, we will create a variety of Electoral College scenarios envisioning how the 2020 election might play out. Note: This class will be taught in Placer and Nevada Counties during every OLLI semester in 2020.
Terence McAteer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Lincoln Public Library, Willow Room
$13
#Club206 - 4/2 only
Thurs., 2:00 - 4:00pm

Nevada County Campus, Room N12-103
$13
#Club807 - 5/12 only
Tues., 10:00am – 12:00pm

History

FLOTUS IV—America’s Fourth Group of First Ladies

We’ll meet Edie, Nellie, Ellen, Edith and Flo, the first five First Ladies of the twentieth century. Changing times—with new technologies and new roles for women—led to changing expectations for the women in the White House. More than helpmates and hostesses, they were stepping out, becoming public figures, even taking on projects and issues of their own, quite separate from their husbands. We’ll explore the lives and contributions of these formidable and influential women, each of whom helped to shape the President and his legacy, and as a “modern woman,” leave a legacy of her own.
Joan Griffin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Lincoln Public Library, Redwood Room
$35
#Club203 - 2/13-3/12
Thurs., 1:00-3:00pm

FLOTUS V—America’s Fifth Group of First Ladies

Which mid-twentieth century First Lady actually served barbecued hotdogs to the King and Queen of England? Was it Grace, Lou, or Eleanor? Their names are more familiar than most First Ladies of earlier eras. Their skirts were shorter, their voices louder. They appeared in newsreels and were heard on the radio. They include a hiker whose secret service agent couldn’t keep up, a globetrotting geologist who was nearly killed in the Boxer Rebellion, and a UN Ambassador who authored thirty books. This group of First Ladies is bound to impress and entertain us, as we learn how each one helped to shape the Presidency.
Joan Griffin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259
$35
#Club302 - 2/12-3/11
Wed., 1:30-3:30pm

FLOTUS VI—America’s Sixth Group of First Ladies

Post World War II America was a time of prosperity and optimism, and the First Ladies of this era, whether they liked it or not, were more visible than ever before. In this final installment of our FLOTUS series, we will meet Bess, Mamie, Jackie and (maybe) Lady Bird, whose Secret Service Code Names were Sunnyside, Springtime, Lace and Victoria. The backgrounds and personalities of these three fascinating women were as unique as their contributions to their husbands’ presidencies.
Joan Griffin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N8-101                
$38
#Club805 - 4/17-5/15      
Fri., 10:00am-12:00pm

History Matters

Want to make sense of what is in the news? Would you like to put things into perspective? Then this is the course for you. In this discussion course, each month we’ll use articles from The Atlantic as a springboard for our discussions. Students are encouraged to bring their own current events to share and discuss so that as a group we can pool our knowledge and gain greater insights into world events.
Joan Rankin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 255                    
$30
#Club318 - 2/11-5/12 (Meets 2/11, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12)    
Tues., 10:00am-12:00pm

It’s All Greek to Me!—Classical Greece

According to Socrates, “Wisdom begins in wonder.” In this course we’ll “wonder” about the contributions of the classical age of Greece to Western Culture which are varied and far-reaching. We’ll come to understand how the cultural influences of Classical Greece were carried beyond their borders and their time and are still influencing us today. The topics we’ll explore will include (but not be limited to) philosophy, literature, theatre, art and architecture.
Janet Rankin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N6-206                    
$32
#Club814 - 4/1-4/29 (no class 4/8) 
Wed., 1:00-3:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259                    
$32
#Club317 - 4/2-4/30 (no class 4/9) 
Thurs., 10:00am-12:00pm

The Fantastical History of Swastika

Around 10,000 BCE, a human carved a distinctive design onto a bone. This is the oldest known swastika and for centuries it was held in esteemed symbolism by the ancient Druids, Celts, Teutonic Knights and Nordic tribes. The swastika (from Sanskrit, meaning well-being) has been a symbol of peace and joy thousands of years. Prior to 1920, the swastika was a popular design in the west; many native American tribes had the swastika woven in their blankets, baskets and painted on pottery. This class will explore the fantastical journey taken by this organic design and its ignoble end in Germany.
Gopal Kapur

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center Campus (Vernon), Room 229 
$18
#Club312 - 2/18-2/25
Tues., 10:00am-12:00pm

The History of England: The Stuarts 1603-1689

The 17th century is to many British Historians the most significant in all of British history. We move from the chaos and uncertainty of the end of the Tudors with the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603 to a transformed society following the Glorious Revolution. It is the beginning of the development of England as a “modern” country. This is a tumultuous period of Civil War, the Irish Rebellion, the execution of a king, the formation of political parties, the emergence of Parliament, the constitutional monarchy, the shaping of a society of institutions, the rule of law, trial by jury, popular participation in politics, customs and traditions that are at the very root of our culture. 
Emil Augustine

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259 
$35
#Club303 – 4/14-5/12
Tues., 2:00pm-4:00pm

Lincoln Public Library, Willow Room 
$35
#Club205 - 4/15-5/13
Wed., 2:00pm-4:00pm

The Japanese Internment

Executive Order 9066, implemented in February 1942, legally justified the relocation and internment of Japanese residents and Japanese-Americans, many of whom were U.S. citizens. The history of this problematic internment during World War II will be examined. Original source material, interviews, personal narratives, photography and historical fiction (House on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet) will be studied to examine this critical episode of American history and subsequent political and social implications.
Ellen Sander

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center Campus (Vernon), Room 259 
$35
#Club346 - 4/13-5/11
Mon., 1:00-3:00pm

Nevada County Campus, Room N6-204
$38
#Club823 - 4/15-5/13
Wed., 10:00am-12:00pm

The Non-Romantic History of the California Mission Period

Alta California had 21 Spanish Missions while Baja California had 28 Spanish Missions. This class is intended to give a complete historical view of the total 150 yearlong Mission period (1683–1834) not the romanticized Father Serra portion of your 4th grade history class. In fact, the establishment of California Missions were competitively undertaken by the Jesuit, Franciscan and Dominican Catholic orders from Cabo San Lucas to Sonoma, California. If you are interested in the historical truth behind these self-sustaining agricultural ranchos and their plan to spread Christianity, then this class is for you. We will discuss the rise, success, failures and demise of these early California outposts.
Terence McAteer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N12-103
$18
#Club811 - 4/28-5/5
Tues., 10:00am-12:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259
$18
#Club315 - 5/14-5/21
Thurs., 1:00-3:00pm

The Transcontinental Railroad: 150 Years Since Opening the West

The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in1869 was the single largest event which opened up the Western U.S. The class will discuss the politics behind Lincoln’s decision to sign the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862, the role of the Big Four (Stanford, Hopkins, Huntington and Crocker) and the fateful story of Theodore Judah. As Californians, we will also focus our discussions on “The Octopus”—Southern Pacific and its importance in the development of this state.
Terence McAteer

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N12-103
$18
#Club806 – 2/5-2/12
Wed., 2:00-4:00pm

Lincoln Public Library, Willow Room
$18
#Club204 – 2/27-3/5
Wed., 2:00-4:00pm

The Victorians: A Century of Exploration and Rebellion

1849, smack in the middle of the 19th century, some 300,000 people picked up and left their safe domestic spaces for uncertain adventure and imagined riches in California. This willingness to leave it all behind and hit the road is considered a uniquely American characteristic, but the propensity for adventure and exploration is actually more of the times, rather than the place. In this class we will explore the Victorian inventions that set off a century of exploration and experimentation unheard of before or since. Discovering gold was the least of it.
Catharine Bramkamp

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N7-207
$32
#Club802 - 2/11-3/3
Tues., 3:30-5:30pm

Votes for Women!

The celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of American woman suffrage is a great time for all Americans to learn a little about what it took for women to earn the right to vote. Think about it: men had to be persuaded to give women the vote. How did they do that? It’s a fascinating tale of men and women joining together to advocate for equal rights. We’ll examine primary source documents and study the suffrage campaigns with an emphasis on California and local woman suffrage.
Janet Rankin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N6-206
$35
#Club813 - 2/19-3/18
Wed., 1:00- 3:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 259
$35
#Club316 - 2/27-3/26
Thurs., 10:00- 12:00pm

Literature and Writing

Just Write!

A supportive group venture designed to encourage writers of all levels of experience and genres. Discussions will focus on how to produce “good” writing—including description, dialogue, voice—as well as how to avoid problems and pitfalls. Each week, students will spend time creating new work through individual interpretation of teacher-directed exercises and assignments. Sharing through in-class constructive critique sessions provides the opportunity to learn new techniques, improve what we already know and get to know other writers.
Katherine Longshore

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Lincoln Public Library,  Fir Room                         
$30
#Club212 - 4/16-5/14         
Thurs., 1:00pm-3:00pm

Lewis and Clark Expedition

In 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their journey down the Missouri River to the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. They made maps, claimed land, established trade, created sovereignty over Indians and found an all-weather route with President Thomas Jefferson’s approval. Reference book: Lewis and Clark and the Route to the Pacific, by Seamus Caran.
Sue Clark

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 229                         
$30
#Club337 - 4/13-5/11        
Mon., 3:30-5:00pm

Klondike Literature: Through the Eyes of Jack London and Robert Service

Between 1896 adn 1899, more than 100,000 prospectors flooded the Yukon to find their fortunes. Two of the best Naturalist writers/poets, Jack London (Californian) and Robert Service (British-Canadian) wrote vividly about the Yukon and the “men who moiled for gold.” This two-session class will read and discuss some of their most-loved writings, including “The Cremation of Sam Magee” and “To Build a Fire.” Students will be given handouts of both of the readings.
Liz McAteer 

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  N6-204                         
$18
#Club817 - 4/16-4/23        
Thurs., 2:00-4:00pm

Lincoln Public Library,  Fir Room                         
$18
#Club207 - 4/22-4/29        
Wed., 1:00-3:00pm

Writing Down Your Stories: The Art and The Craft

Your life stories are important, and they need to be told. Share them with your family and friends (or publish them). Take part in fun exercises designed to inspire creative ideas for your own stories. Learn specific techniques to get started writing or improve your writing craft. Learn to give and receive gentle, helpful feedback. For memoir or fiction. Designed for new or intermediate writers. Please bring a notebook or journal and your favorite pen or pencil. (This is an ongoing class, come to continue your writing projects or join us as a brand new member!)
Joan Griffin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 349                       
$30
#Club307 - 2/11-3/10       
Tues., 10:00am-12:00pm

Music

OLLI Orchestra

Experience orchestral works from within by playing them with the OLLI Orchestra, an ensemble of music-loving amateurs. Our weekly rehearsals emphasize music appreciation and an atmosphere of mutual support. Making music builds community. We will present a concert for the public at the end of the semester.
Steve Miller

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  Room N15-101                      
$40
#Club815 - 1/29-5/13  (no class 4/8)
Wed., 6:30-9:00pm

Placer Pops

The Placer Pops Chorale, led by Artistic/Musical Director Lorin Miller, is an auditioned choral group of about 75 singers that performs with its own orchestra. The Chorale puts on two major concert series each year, in May and in December, along with special appearances and benefit performances. The group is diverse and has participants of all ages. Membership in the chorale is by audition, which take place twice a year and which can be arranged via the Chorale website, www.placerpops.org. Prospective members must have the ability to both sing and dance, as each semester several professionally choreographed pieces are performed by the Chorale during each of our shows.
Loren Miller

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Rocklin,  D-1                    
$40
#Club905 - 1/28-5/5 (no class 4/7) 
Tues., 6:30-9:30pm

The History of Rock ‘n Roll: The Seventies, Part 1

This class will showcase the evolution of rock music during the Seventies. You’ll watch a wide variety of music videos along with interviews with the artists, and learn their compelling personal stories. In the 1970s, rock splintered into many diverse styles: Singer-songwriters like James Taylor, Carole King, Neil Young, Paul Simon, J.J. Cale and Rickie Lee Jones flourished. Soul music exploded with The Isley Brothers, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Bill Withers, Al Green, the O’Jays and the Spinners. Southern rock became hugely popular (Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc.). Top 40 hitmakers included Billy Joel, ELO, the Bee Gees and Donna Summer. Legends like Heart, Bob Seger, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd dominated FM rock radio. In Los Angeles, country rock emerged (Eagles, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt), along with the revolutionary music of the Doors and the creative genius of Steely Dan and Joni Mitchell. In this class, you’ll learn the history of all of these artists—and discover new ’70s artists and their music.
David Anderson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 259                    
$35
#Club301- 2/21-3/20
Fri., 10:00am-12:00pm

The History of Rock ‘n Roll: The Seventies, Part 2

This class will showcase the evolution of rock music during the Seventies. You’ll watch a wide variety of music videos along with interviews with the artists, and learn their compelling personal stories. In San Francisco, the Doobie Brothers, Santana, Journey, Steve Miller and the Grateful Dead created an astonishing legacy. Britain rocked with the Who, Queen and Eric Clapton. Motown gave us the music of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Commodores and the Jackson Five. Hard rock bands (Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Alice Cooper, etc.) dominated the FM radio. Early in the decade progressive rock (Yes, Jethro Tull) flourished, but by the late ’70s new bands (Talking Heads, Blondie, the Police) emerged. This class will also highlight popular Top 40 artists of the ’70s like Chicago, Fleetwood Mac and Jim Croce.
David Anderson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 259                    
$35
#Club304- 4/3-5/8 (no class 4/10)
Fri., 1:00-3:00pm

Science

Climate Change and Climate Justice

The first session of this interactive course will offer an overview and group discussion of climate change, including the basics of climate science, warming trends and extreme weather related to rising global temperatures. The second session will explore the economic, political and ideological systems that perpetuate climate change and the movement for climate justice, led by people most impacted by Earth’s changing climate. As young people involved in this movement say, “The seas are rising, but so are we.”
Sharon Delgado

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  Room N12-103                  
$18
#Club824 - 2/11-2/18
Tues., 10:00am-12:00pm

Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 259                  
$18
#Club347 - 2/25-3/3
Tues., 1:00pm-3:00pm

The Cosmos

This brief course is an introduction to All That Is. How did this happen? Where did it come from? Will it end? What is this “All” made of? How is it held together? Where are we? And what are we made of? What brought life to life? Are we alone, or should we expect visitors? How do we know these things that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Here is an opportunity to peer over the edge of knowledge into the depths of the unknown.
Kent Penwarden

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  Room N7-110                  
$18
#Club812 - 3/26-4/2
Thurs., 10:00am-12:00pm

Special Interest

“Ghosts of Gold Mountain”—One Book One Community

In coordination with Auburn/Placer’s Annual One Book One Community (OBOC), we will read and discuss this year’s book, “Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad” by Stanford Professor Gordon Chang. Chosen to honor the 150th Anniversary of the 1869 completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, this nonfiction book describes the Chinese laborers’ central role in building the railroad through California’s Gold Country and over the Sierra Nevada. Come discuss the book and its historical and cultural setting (bring your copy of the book.) OBOC is planning related public events, including an author night and a fieldtrip.
Joan Griffin

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 255                  
Free
#Club345 - 4/1-5/6 (class meets 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6)
Wed., 10:00am-12:00pm

Nevada County Campus,  Room N6-204                 
Free
#Club825 - 4/2-5/7 (class meets 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7)
Thurs., 10:00am-12:00pm

Book Club

Meet to choose and discuss terrific books. Selections include fiction and nonfiction, contemporary and classic. Members will need to obtain their own books.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  Room N6-204
Free
#Club880 - 2/11-5/12
Tues., 10:00am-12:00pm (Meets the second Tuesday of each month: 2/11, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12)
Grass Valley book club has selected “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John as their book for the February meeting.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Lincoln Public Library,  Fir Room
Free
#Club280 - 2/13-5/14 (Meets the second Thursday of each month: 2/13, 3/12, 4/16, 5/14)
Thurs., 10:00am-12:00pm
Lincoln book club has selected “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood as their book for the February meeting.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 229
Free
#Club380 - 2/12-5/13 (Meets the second Wednesday of each month: 2/12, 3/11, 4/15, 5/13)
Wed., 10:00am-12:00pm
Roseville book club has selected “Nature Noir” by Jordan Fisher Smith as their book for the February meeting. 

Great Decisions

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book (short sections), watching the DVD, and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, a panel of experts chooses eight topics. This year’s topics are 1) Climate Change and the Global Order, 2) India and Pakistan, 3) Red Sea Security, 4) Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, 5) U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle, 6) China’s Road into Latin America, 7) The Philippines and the U.S, 8) Artificial Intelligence and Data. Members will need to purchase GREAT DECISIONS, 2020 EDITION, and read the topic of the week in preparation for discussion at the first meeting. The book will be about $38 and can be ordered at: www.fpa.org/great_decisions
Michael Theodore, Roseville Center
Steven Browning, Nevada County Campus

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 231                 
Free
#Club336 - 2/6-5/14 (Class meets 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14)
Thurs., 1:00-3:00pm
Michael Theodore, Roseville Center

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 231                 
Free
#Club342 - 2/10-5/18 (Class meets 2/10, 2/24, 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4, 5/18)
Mon., 1:00-3:00pm
Michael Theodore, Roseville Center

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  Room N11-101                 
Free
#Club845 - 2/6-5/14 (Class meets 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/30, 5/14)
Thurs., 10:00am-12:00pm
Steven Browning, Nevada County Campus

Mahjong Club—Roseville

Enjoy playing Mahjong with other Club OLLI members in a friendly social setting. Style of play is Classical Chinese as codified by the British Mahjong Association. All skill levels are welcome, however basic knowledge of the game makes playing more fun. Bring your Mahjong set if you have one.

Nevada County Campus, Room N5              
FREE
#Club881 - 2/11-5/19 (no class 4/17)
Tue., 2:15-4:00pm

Mahjong Club—Roseville

Join us! Learn and play American Mahjong in a friendly, social setting with other Club OLLI members. Members meet and practice on a regular basis, but you may drop-in when you are available. All skill levels are welcome. No supplies needed.

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 229              
FREE
#Club381 - 2/12-5/20 (no class 4/8)
Wed., 1:00-4:00pm

Wellness

Body Tone and Tune-Up

Are you looking for a movement class that is designed to stretch and strengthen your muscles, “unlock” and move stiff joints, increase your range of motion, build endurance, improve your balance, and increase blood flow? Then look no further. This class incorporates modern dance movements with yoga and Pilates-type exercise to stimulate your body from head to toe. You will experience a greater ease of movement overall as we apply body physiology to wake up and bring health to every part of your body. Students have indicated they experience less body pain and more energy after this workout. All age groups are welcome. Please bring a mat/towel for floor work.
Kathrin Wilson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus, Room N13-104                 
$50
#Club840 - 3/30-5/13 (no class 4/6, 4/8)
Mon./Wed., 2:00-2:50pm

Flexible and Fit

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

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 354                  
$50
#Club350 - 1/21-3/12
Tues./Thur., 11:00-11:50am

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 354                  
$50
#Club351 - 3/17-5/14 (no class 4/7 and 4/9)
Tues./Thur., 11:00-11:50am

Growing Older with Grace and Grit

Growing older can be challenging in a culture that generally denies aging and glorifies youth. In this overview class, you will learn practical proven tips and tools for a happier, healthier elder life. You will be offered nuggets of knowledge and evidence based mindfulness practices for- exquisite self-care and fun as we grow older, to let go of inevitable losses as we age, to release the stress of aging, to combat memory loss, to find your calling at any age, and possibly you will find a safe balanced practice of how to accept and prepare for our own death and dying. Come and learn many gems to grow older with grace and grit in a safe, non-pressured, private space.
Richard Lui

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 255                        
$15
#Club322 - 3/31 only        
Tues., 9:00-12:15pm

Nutrition Confidential

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

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 255
$32
#Club309 - 2/21-3/13      
Fri., 10:00am-12:00pm

Qigong for Vitality and Ease

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

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 354                          
$40
#Club360 - 1/22-3/11         
Mon./Wed., 12:00-1:00pm

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 354                          
$40
#Club361 - 3/16-5/13 (no class 4/6, 4/8)         
Mon./Wed., 12:00-1:00pm

T’ai Chi Ch’uan

T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a physical exercise that originated in ancient China and that any age group can practice. According to the National Institute of Health, practicing T’ai chi will improve balance and stability in older people and those with Parkinson’s, reduce pain from knee osteoarthritis, help people cope with fibromyalgia and back pain. It will promote quality of life and mood in people with heart failure and cancer. T’ai also may offer psychological benefits, such as reducing anxiety.
Joseph Guida

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  Room N13-104                         
$50
#Club830 - 1/28-3/19         
Tues./Thurs., 10:00-10:50am

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  Room N13-104                         
$45
#Club831 - 3/24-5/14         
Tues./Thurs., 10:00-10:50am (no class 4/7, 4/9)

Tai Chi—Beginning

Tai Chi is a gentle and graceful movement class designed to build better balance, coordination and focus in older adults. Students are encouraged to wear loose comfortable clothing. Our program features the Yang Long Form.
Lori Fee

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 354                          
$50
#Club310 - 1/22-3/11 (no class 2/17)
Mon./Wed., 10:00-10:50am

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon), Room 354                          
$50
#Club311 - 3/16-5/13 (no class 4/6, 4/8)
Mon./Wed., 10:00-10:50am

Tai Chi—Intermediate Level 1

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

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 354 
$50
#Club320 - 1/22-3/11 (no class 2/17) 
Mon./ Wed., 9:00-9:50am

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 354 
$50
#Club321 - 3/16-5/13 (no class 4/6, 4/8)
Mon./ Wed., 9:00-9:50am

Tai Chi—Intermediate/Advanced

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

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 354                          
$50
#Club330 - 1/22-3/11 (no class 2/17)
Mon./ Wed., 11:00-11:50am

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 354                          
$50
#Club331 - 3/16-5/13 (no class 4/6, 4/8)
Mon./ Wed., 11:00-11:50am

Tai Chi—Intermediate/Advanced

Continuing students learn the intricacies of articulation, timing, breathing and the purposes behind the moves and advanced fluidity.
Anney Siegel-Wamsat

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 354                          
$50
#Club340 - 1/21-3/12
Tues./Thur.,  10:00-10:50am

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Roseville Center (Vernon),  Room 354                          
$50
#Club341 - 3/17-5/14 (no class 4/7, 4/9) 
Tues./Thur.,  10:00-10:50am

The Simplicity of Nutrition

In “The Simplicity of Nutrition,” students will understand the importance of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), and macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fats and water); understand the link between diet and health; and understand the varying nutrient needs throughout the lifecycle. Recipes for budget-minded and healthy meals will be shared.
Jennifer Shouse, MPH

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Rocklin Campus,  Room W-100                
$25
#Club904 - 3/2-3/30 
Mon., 11:00-12:20pm

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a state of deep relaxation of the body while the mind remains awake and aware. It is helpful in stress reduction, health improvement and visualization. In this class, the instructor will guide you through this meditation and teach you how to access it yourself. The only physical requirement is that participants must be able to get down to and up from the floor and be able to rest quietly for about 45 minutes. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on and a pillow for your head.
Louise Johnson

Club OLLI Activity—Membership Required
Nevada County Campus,  Room N13-104                         
$18
#Club860 - 2/24-3/9         
Mon., 2:00-2:50pm