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If you took a tuition-free class in the Spring or Summer 2015 semester you only need to complete the OLLI Tuition-free registration form. 

If you did not take a tuition-free class in the fall 2014 semester you will need to complete a Sierra College/OLLI application AND the tuition-free registration form.

To request an application and/or registration form be sent to you, please call the OLLI office or send an email to olli@sierracollege.edu and leave your mailing address.

Mail completed form(s) to:

OLLI at Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677

Business 0809

Navigating Today’s Markets to Generate Income and Growth

This class helps the student manage their investments before or during retirement. Asset classes of Bonds, Stocks, and Alternatives are covered as well investment vehicles such as individual securities, mutual funds, etfs, closed end funds, and annuities. The student will also learn valuable methods to either grow their funds or generate an income.

Roseville Gateway Center
85778 Wed., 9/9-9/30, 2:00-4:00 pm
Room 202

Drama 0809

A Tribute to Henry and Jane Fonda

Henry Fonda was one of the most renowned stage and screen actors of his time. His daughter Jane has had an equally renowned career as an actress and producer. This series will revisit many of Henry’s films, including The Grapes of Wrath (1940), My Darling Clementine (1946), Mr. Roberts (1955), The Best Man (1964-if available) or 12 Angry Men (1957), Clarence Darrow (1974 - a filmed version of his award-winning one-man stage performance) and conclude with his Academy Award winning performance – and last film – On Golden Pond (1981), co-starring Katherine Hepburn and his daughter, Jane, who also produced the film.
Curtis Covington

Twelve Bridges Library
85786 Thurs., 9/10-10/15, 1:00-4:00 pm
Redwood Room

John Huston: Screenwriter, Director, Actor, Maverick

In addition to his work in film, John Huston was also a boxer, an artist, a horseman and a gambler. He has been described as "larger than life" and "a Hollywood legend". Many of the films with which he has been associated have become classics. We'll examine his life through such films as: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The African Queen (1951), White Hunter, Black Heart (1990), Moby Dick (1956), Chinatown (1974), The Man Who Would Be King (1975). In addition we will vew several documentaries about one of the most fascinating and eccentric characters to work in Hollywood.
Michael Theodore

Nevada County Campus
85774 Tues., 11/3-12/8, 1:00-4:00 pm
Room N12-103

Roseville Gateway Center
85784 Wed., 11/4-12/9, 1:00-4:00 pm
Room 214

English 0812

How to Write Cowboy Poetry

Have you wondered what it would be like to write Cowboy Poetry or Lyrics? In this class we will read poetry by well known cowboys past and present, listen to their recordings, learn how to write our own cowboy poetry or lyrics, and maybe someday read a poem at one of the Cowboy Poetry Gatherings held throughout America's western states, or at least attend the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Loomis, California. Writing cowboy poetry is fun!
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway Center
85789 Mon., 9/14-10/19, 3:30-5:00 pm
Room 202

Creative Writing: Poetry in our Everyday Lives

Come play with ideas and words. In this six week poetry writing class we will explore the power of writing to understand ourselves and our experiences and to bring joy and healing to our everyday lives. We will read selected contemporary poems and use these works as springboards for the creation of our own poems. The atmosphere will be supportive, non-judgmental and encouraging—the perfect place for beginning writers curious about the possibilities of poetry in their lives. Designed for writers of all levels.
Annie Mascorro

Roseville Gateway Center
85790 Wed., 11/4-12/9, 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Room 202

Creative Writing: Opening the door - Poetry as Possibility

Open the door to joy, healing, and fun in this 6-week course designed as a beginning poetry writing class or a continuation of last session’s “Poetry in our Everyday Lives.” Writers of all levels will play with language, write from the heart, and explore hidden reservoirs of wisdom and delight within. We will read selected contemporary poems and use these works as springboards for the creation of our own poems. The atmosphere will be supportive, non-judgmental and encouraging. Designed for writers of all levels.
Annie Mascorro

Nevada County Campus
85788 Wed., 11/4-12/9, 2:00-4:00 pm
Room N6-205

English 0814

Aspects of Memoir Writing

Everyone has a tale to tell. How to tell it is the secret. In this class we will explore writing a memoir incorporating elements of fiction writing: plot, description, dialogue. Participants will explore the emotional truths that live in their memories and focus on ways to bring these stories to life. Please bring writing materials to class.
Judie Rae

Nevada County Campus
85772 Mon., 11/2-12/7, 2:00-4:00 pm
Room N6-205

Write Your Memoir

From your first written word to a book, this class is designed to help you write your memoir. Learn how to outline and organize your ideas. Write new material each session. Share what you have written outside of class. Meet in a safe, low-key environment. Teacher evaluation of your work is offered. Write a memoir to share with your family or to leave for posterity.
Sue Clark

Twelve Bridges Library
85791 Tues., 9/8-10/13, 3:30-5:00 pm
Willow Room

Twelve Bridges Library
85792 Tues., 11/3-12/8, 3:30-5:00 pm
Willow Room

English 0815

Classic Horror

Just in time for Halloween! Come explore the dark side of literature…if you dare! In this course we will read literary giants at their spookiest- Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Mary Shelley, and Shirley Jackson, among others. We will discuss the nature of fear, the ageless tradition of scary stories, and the ways that well-known monsters from centuries past still speak to us today. Discover the real Dracula, Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in this course designed to delight and spook serious readers ready to face their fears and embrace the season.
Annie Mascorro

Nevada County Campus
85769 Wed., 9/9-10/14, 2:00-4:00 pm
Room N6-205

Roseville Gateway Center
85777  Wed., 9/9-10/14, 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Room 202

How To Read A Short Story

Have you ever read a short story and wondered what the author was trying to tell you? Class members will learn about critical approaches to literature, which they can then apply to short stories by writers such as Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Steinbeck, Ursula LeGuin, as well as to all their reading. Stories will be supplied.
Judie Rae

Nevada County Campus
85770 Mon., 9/28-10/19, 2:00-4:00 pm
Room N6-205

The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Most of us have read F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, or seen the movie, Gatsby. But do you know he was also a prolific short story writer? Bring a copy of The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald – A Collection, edited by Matthew J. Broccoli, to class and spend 6 weeks reading and discussing his work. The book can be purchased on Amazon.com or found in book stores. Be sure the edition has a blue cover.
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway Center
85780 Mon., 9/14-10/19, 10:00-11:30 am
Room 202

Authors of Famous Serialized Novels

In this class, we will discuss five famous authors who wrote at least one serialized novel – Armistad Maupin, Earle Stanely Gardner, Alexander McCall, Charles Dickens, and Gustave Flaubert. Sound interesting? The authors are. And so are their serialized stories. Join us.
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway Center
85781 Mon., 11/2-12/7, 10:00-11:30 am
Room 202

Music 0810

Ludwig van Beethoven - The Music and the Man, Pt 1

This course will be multi-faceted. We will examine Beethoven's music, his personality, his attitudes about the cultural and political climate of his time, and his profound impact on the processes of musical composition. To fully appreciate the latter, we will take some time to compare his approach to writing music with that of his predecessors, Haydn and Mozart.
Steve Miller

Roseville Gateway Center
85776 Tues., 9/8-10/13, 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Room 221

Nevada County Campus
85771 Thurs., 9/10-10/15, 2:15-4:15 pm
Room N15-101

Ludwig van Beethoven - The Music and the Man, Pt 2

This will be a continuation of Part 1. You do not need to take Pt 1 to take Pt 2.
Steve Miller

Roseville Gateway Center
85782 Tues., 11/3-12/8, 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Room 221

Nevada County Campus
85773 Thurs., 10/29-12/10, 2:15-4:15 pm
(no class 11/26)
Room N15-101

Tahoe-Truckee Community Chorus

The course is designed for college aged students through seniors for the study of selected styles and periods of music and performance of selected repertoire. Includes discussion of musical elements, composition, vocabulary and history as well as vocal technique.
Susan Horst

Tahoe-Truckee Campus
85768 Mon., 8/24-12/7, 5:45-8:35 pm
(no class 9/7)
Room 231

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  • 333 Sunrise Ave.
    Roseville, CA 95661
  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Closed Friday

Shari Smith Program Coordinator, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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