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Business 809

Investing in Today's Turbulent Times

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.
Russ Abbott is a registered financial advisor who holds an MBA in Finance and a BA in Economics. He has taught investment classes for over 20 years.

Twelve Bridges Library, Lincoln
#45109 2/13-3/6
Thur., 2 PM-4 PM
Willow Room

Drama

Drama 809

America in the 1930's through the Lens of the Motion Picture Camera

We seem to remember America of the 30's as a time of "soup kitchens", bootleg booze, gangsters, the "Dust Bowl" and everything else associated with the Great Depression. But it was also the decade that saw the growing popularity of Radio, the Big Bands, the Art Deco style, the New Deal and, of course, the beginning of what came to be known as the Golden Age of Hollywood movies. During the next six weeks, we'll examine this period by way of documentaries, musical recordings and some of the finer films to come out of the studios which best reflect the era in which they were produced. Among the films we'll watch: 42nd Street (1933); The Thin Man (1934); Dodsworth (1936); Bringing up Baby (1938); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). Plus several films that were released prior to the introduction of the motion picture code which was used to sensor many later films.
Michael Theodore has a BA in History from UCLA and has taught History and Art for Los Angeles Unified School District for 36 years.

Roseville Gateway Center
#45110 4/2-5/14 (No class 4/16)
Wed., 1 PM-4 PM
Room 613

Comedy on Film

They say “laughter is the best medicine”, however humor is a very individual thing. What makes one person laugh might make another cringe or even scoff. We all enjoy the “rush” we feel when laughing and recalling a funny incident can make us smile again and again. Telling a joke or relating a hilarious incident is the staple of all comedians. Join us for a closer look at comedy through these films all rated by the AFI (American Film Institute) “Funniest American Movies of All Time”! The General or the Gold Rush (1920s); Duck Soup or Night at the Opera and Sons of the Desert (1930s) (depending on availability); His Girl Friday or Arsenic and Old Lace (1940s); Some Like It Hot (1950s) The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1960s); Young Frankenstein (1970s) Ghostbusters (1980s). You might not like them all but you might find something else to laugh about!!
Linda Derosier has a BA in History with a minor in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the AFI (American Film Institute) and student of film. She has been teaching for the OLLI program since 2010.

Twelve Bridges Library, Lincoln
#45114 3/31-5/12 (No class 4/14)
Mon., 2 PM-5 PM
Redwood Room

Roseville Gateway Center
#45115 4/2-5/14 (No class 4/16)
Wed., 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room 103

World History as Seen Through the Lens of the Motion Picture Camera, Part 3

Once again we'll journey through history by way of the motion picture camera. All of the films are based on actual events and several of them are true classics. We'll discuss what was involved in the production of each film and its historical content. The films to be shown are: Becket (1964); Gandhi (1982); Gallipoli (1981); Five Fingers (1952). You did not have to participate in Part 1 or 2 to enroll in Part 3.
Michael Theodore

Nevada County Campus
#45116 3/31-5/12 (No class 4/14)
Mon., 1 PM-4 PM
Room N12-103

English

English 813

Moses and the Law

Join us for a close reading of The Book of Exodus and a survey of the shaping of the Mosaic Law from the books of Numbers, Leviticus and Deuteronomy. We will examine the storyof Moses in the light of its literary merits and look at the historical and cultural contexts. Pleas bring a Bible to class.
Suzanne Villarreal has a BA and MA in English and has taught English for 35 years.

Lake Wildwood Community Center
#45117 4/1-5/13 (No class 4/15)
Tues., 2 PM-4 PM
Manzanita Room

English 814

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 and publishing information offered. Write a memoir to share with your family or to leave for posterity.
Sue Clark is a literary specialist and an award winning ghostwriter. As a memoirist, she has helped more than 20 people complete and publish their memoirs in the past 12 months. She has taught fiction, non-fiction writing, literature, poetry and memoir classes for 19 years.

Twelve Bridges Library, Lincoln
#45118 2/4-3/11
Tues., 3:30 PM-5 PM 
Willow Room

Twelve Bridges Library, Lincoln
#45119 4/1-5/13 (No class 4/15)
Tues., 3:30 PM-5 PM
Willow Room

Music

Music 810

The Music of Igor Stravinsky, Part 1

Igor Stravinsky was born near St. Petersburg in 1882 and died in New York in 1971. His early music was very much influenced by his teacher, Rimsky-Korsakov. The first performance of The Rite of Spring in Paris in 1913 incited a riot and remains one of the "landmarks" of 20th -century music. Throughout his life he was never content with one musical style for very long, and his works are fascinating for their variety. He settled in Hollywood in 1945.
Steve Miller has a BM and MM from CSU Sacramento. He is a part-time faculty member at Sierra College.

Roseville Gateway Center
#45121 2/4-3/11
Tues., 1 PM-3 PM
Room 601

Nevada County Campus
#45122 2/6-3/13
Thur., 1 PM-3 PM
Room N12-103

The Music of Igor Stravinsky, Part 2

Continuation of Part 1 - Igor Stravinsky was born near St. Petersburg in 1882 and died in New York in 1971. His early music was very much influenced by his teacher, Rimsky-Korsakov. The first performance of The Rite of Spring in Paris in 1913 incited a riot and remains one of the "landmarks" of 20th -century music. Throughout his life he was never content with one musical style for very long, and his works are fascinating for their variety. He settled in Hollywood in 1945.
Steve Miller

Roseville Gateway Center
#45123 3/25-5/6 (No class 4/15)
Tues., 1 PM-3 PM
Room 601

Nevada County Campus
#45124 3/27-5/8 (No class 4/17)
Thur., 1 PM-3 PM
Room N12-103

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 has a MM degree from UNR in Choral Conducting and has worked as a music specialist, conductor and adjudicator for over 30 years.

Tahoe-Truckee
#45120 1/27-5/12 (No class 4/14)
Mon., 5:45 PM-8:35 PM
Room 231

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  • 333 Sunrise Ave.
    Roseville, CA 95661
  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    F: 8:00am - 12:00pm

    Closed Friday

Shari Smith Administrative Assistant, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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