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Art

The Evolving Mona Lisa

This lecture will discuss the history of Leonardo DaVinci's 16th century masterpiece The Mona Lisa. Following its evolution from creation to cultural world domination, we will try to uncover just why it is so famous (and why she's smiling). The answers might surprise you!
Brenna Chapman has an MA in Art History from UC Davis and taught for Sierra College’s Study Abroad program in Florence.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Rocklin Campus
# Club904 6/23 only 
Mon., 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room W-110

Cultural Anthropology

Gangs: Definition, Current Status, and Meet a Gang Suppression Parole Agent

This course will define gangs, explore the "whys" of gang membership, outline the types of gangs, discuss gang behavior, and discuss the major approaches to address gangs. A gang parole agent from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will also speak to the class, explaining his job, current tactics and the current status of local prison and street gangs.
Dr. Manuel Roman worked for the State of California as a correctional officer, youth counselor, parole agent, and civil rights officer. He has taught criminal justice at the collegiate level for over 30 years.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway

# Club402 7/2 only
Wed., 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Room 216

Film

Reel Justice: Crime and the Courtroom in Film

Excellent films since 1982 dramatizing the legal system. The Verdict - Lumet (1982); A Cry in the Dark - Shepisi (1988); In the Name of the Father - Sheridan (1993); Erin Brockovich - Soderbergh (2000); Primal Fear - Hoblit (1996); North Country - Caro (2005).
Lincoln Curtis has a BA in Foreign Languages and Drama and an MA in German and Film Studies. He is a Fulbright Scholar, director, actor, and documentary film maker, and has taught at the community college level for more than 20 years.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
# Club802 6/19-7/24
Thur., 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Room N15-101

Six Films, Six Countries

Remarkable, international award-winning films to view and discuss. Mostly Martha-Nettelbeck/Germany (2002); Waking Ned Devine-Jones/Ireland (1998); The Intouchables-Toledano & Nakache/France (2011); Philomena-Frears/England (2013); Nebraska-Payne/U.S.A. (2013); Love Is All You Need-Bier/Denmark (2013).
Lincoln Curtis has a BA in Foreign Languages and Drama and an MA in German and Film Studies. He is a Fulbright Scholar, director, actor, and documentary film maker, and has taught at the community college level for more than 20 years.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Rocklin Campus

# Club905 6/17-7/22
Tues., 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Room D-12

Health

Mental Fitness: Mahjongg

Exercise your strategy and develop your skill when you practice with fellow Club OLLI members. Members will have a place to meet and practice on a regular basis. Bring your mahjongg set if you have one.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway

# Club425 6/18-7/23
Wed., 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room 300F

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.
Team taught by Laina Dicker and Lori Fee. Both have been taking Tai Chi for years and have certificates for Tai Chi Levels 1 and 2.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway

# Club410 6/16-8/6
Mon./Wed., 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Room 525

Tai Chi - Intermediate

This class is designed for continuing students who are working on or who have completed Section One of the Yang Long Form.
Team taught by Laina Dicker and Lori Fee. Both have been taking Tai Chi for years and have certificates for Tai Chi Levels 1 and 2.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway

# Club415 6/16-8/6
Mon./Wed., 11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Room 525

Tai Chi - Advanced

Advanced students will be learning the second half of the Yang Long Form
Sifu Renee Neal has been teaching martial arts since 1988 and is a 9 time International Karate Champion. She has been teaching martial arts for Sierra College since 2003.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway

# Club420 6/17-8/7
Tues./Thur., 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Room 525

History

American Photographers Document the North American Indian

Edward Curtis, Paul Strand, and Laura Gilpin are three American documentary photographers who recorded the North American Indian in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tribal customs, traditional Plains Indian culture, intricate relationships with the landscape, Navajo and Pueblo society and culture, and Native influence on the Western landscape are several themes visually documented by these photographers. These visual archives serve as perhaps the most comprehensive record of North American natives, their social development, cultural traditions, and relationship with the physical landscape. Bodies of photographic work will be analyzed alongside historical and analytical texts and short films.
Ellen Sander has a BA and MA in French, a BA in Government, and an MA in International Affairs. She has taught for the UC Davis French Department.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Nevada County Campus

# Club801 6/16-6/30
Mon., 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Room N6-206

Roseville Gateway
# Club403 6/19-7/3
Thur., 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Room 613

Stuart England 1678-1720: The End of an Era

In the fall series on the Stuarts we saw the end of the reign of Charles II. In this class we will see the emergence of James II, the Glorious Revolution, the reign of William and Mary and limited religious toleration.This is a period that marks the beginning of England’s development as a “modern” country. The political narrative will conclude with the War of Spanish Succcession and the Treaty of Utrecht which will make England the wealthiest and most powerful nation in Europe ,and quite possibly, the world. And, England will assert its growing power in its colonial expansion to America., thus becoming our mother country. As a result our root culture, many of our institutions, laws, customs, and traditions can be traced back to this period in history. To enlarge our understanding, we need to revisit Stuart England.
Emil Augustine, BA Northcentral University; MA University of Minnesota; M.Div. Luther Theological Seminary; Doctoral Studies, Drew University; Adjunct Faculty, Princeton Theological Seminary; Guest Lecturer, Centenary College.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Roseville Gateway

# Club401 6/17-7/8
Tues., 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Room 613

Twelve Bridges Library, Lincoln
# Club201 6/18-7/9
Wed., 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Willow Room

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire: Crimean History

What happened in Crimea? Is it possible in the twenty-first century to change the borders despite protests from the UN? Is the USSR in the past or did the "Russian Bear" wake up? In this fascinating lecture, together we will seek answers to these and some other questions. Alex Yarmolyuk who visited Crimea last summer, will use videos and photos from his personal archives.
Alex Yarmolyuk was born and lived in Soviet Ukraine for 25 years. He finished his Bachelor of Arts at Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine, with a major in General Business, and served his mandatory two years in the Soviet military in Saint Petersburg. In 1996 he emigrated, with his wife, to the United States.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Rocklin Campus

# Club901 6/16 only
Mon., 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room D-12

Literature

Leo Tolstoy and Others on Crimea…

Did you know that Leo Tolstoy began his literary career not with the well-known "War and Peace", but with Sevastopol Stories? And who of famous American writers, not only wrote about, but also visited the Crimea? What did they write? What did they want to tell us? This is not a lecture, but an intriguing literature review about the troubled but beautiful land of the Crimea.
Alex Yarmolyuk was born and lived in Soviet Ukraine for 25 years. He finished his Bachelor of Arts at Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine, with a major in General Business, and served his mandatory two years in the Soviet military in Saint Petersburg. In 1996 he emigrated, with his wife, to the United States.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Rocklin Campus

# Club903 7/14 only
Mon., 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room D-12

Music

OLLI Orchestra

The OLLI Orchestra is an ensemble of 35-40 players which works on a variety of classical and popular music from the 1700s to the present day. Rehearsals focus on preparing a concert of music for the general public each semester, and the atmosphere is one of fun and mutual support.
Steve Miller has a BM and MM from CSU Sacramento. He is a part-time faculty member at Sierra College.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Nevada County Campus

# Club815 6/18-7/23
Wed., 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Room N15-101

Tom Fisher’s Continuing Series… Yosemite

Most folks have been to Yosemite at one time or another. Yet have you really seen Yosemite? There is so much to see, to do, and to experience, in a land of such beauty, geological extremes, and unexpected, glorious sights leaving one awed after feasting on nature’s incredible visual display. This program is typical of Tom’s wide range of presentation subjects, using a plethora of images weaving stories of adventure, beauty, the mysterious, and unexpected that have entertained, enlightened and captivated his audience over the years.

We will visit the magnificent forests, bountiful rivers, falls, and meadows alive with the melodious songs of flittering birds, and an area highlighted by a fantasia of a kaleidoscopic rainbow of color contrasted with the shear and stark tones of grayish rock jutting up from the valley floor. The abundance of flora and fauna spread throughout the park makes it a naturalist’s paradise. We will view a variety of gorgeous flora, so abundant, seemingly ready to swallow us up in the springtime, yet turning to skeletal sentinels covered with glistening dew as the seasons change, finally entombed with frost, snow and icicles in the dead of winter.

Tom will take you on a tour of the park from the lowest levels to the towering peaks, summits, and domes. Along the way, we’ll venture from the subtle, yet amazing hidden features to the massive boulders, randomly strewn about the park, seemingly dropped by giant Gods, but actually released by retreating glaciers, so many, many years ago.

The overview presentation is in gorgeous color using computer graphics to enhance the presentation format. We will meet in a theater-like setting (including seating) to enjoy the stunning show on a large screen. Time permitting, you will see a series of ‘Fisher Favorites’ depicting the very heart and soul of Yosemite. So come join Tom on this excursion to one of natures most incredible locations.
Tom Fisher had a dual career in aerospace and archeology. Along with working with and designing for NASA astronauts, he has conducted archeological field research in China, Italy, and throughout Central America.

Club OLLI Activity – Membership Required
Rocklin Campus

# Club902 6/30 only
Mon., 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room D-12

Contact

  • Image Location: Roseville Gateway
  • Roseville Gateway
  • 333 Sunrise Ave.
    Roseville, CA 95661
  • Summer M-Th: 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Closed Friday

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

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