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To register for a Club OLLI class or Special Interest Group (SIG) you need to be a Club OLLI member. An 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/Registration form.

Art

Koons Comes to Sacramento

Come discuss the implications of the purchase of an $8 million Jeff Koons sculpture for the new Kings Arena. Who is Jeff Koons? Is this good or bad art? How does it relate to the history of public art? Come and find out!
Brenna Chapman

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Rocklin Campus
Club904
 July 23 only
Thursday, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room W-110
Free

Cultural Studies

Introduction to LGBT Studies (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)

This course is an introduction to LGBT Studies including the formation of the LGBT community via the Stonewall Riots of 1969, definitions of key sexual orientation, gender identity and expression terms, tensions within the community and key events in a very rapid LGBT rights movement. One need not identify as LGBT to take this class and everyone is encouraged to bring any questions they might have to the discussion.
Johnnie Terry

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club402
 June 15 - July 6          
Monday, 10 AM - 12 PM
Room 214  
Fee $ 20

English

Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace—seeking community, healing and legacy through writing.

We are all veterans of conflict—whether literally or figuratively. Inspired by poet, writer and activist, Maxine Hong Kingston’s Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, this writing/workshop course offers students a collaborative community to craft—in creative non-fiction, poetry or short fiction— and share their battle stories. Students will examine and analyze published writings of others, contemplate which genre is best suited to express their important stories and complete at least two finished pieces worthy to share.
Michelle Johnson

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Twelve Bridges Library
Club201
 June 18 - July 23
Thursday, 10 AM - 12 PM
Fir Room
Fee $ 25

Film

Oscars 2015

Academy Award nominees and winners to view and discuss: "Wild Tales" (Szifron); "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Anderson); "Birdman" (Inarritu); "Still Alice" (Westmoreland);  "Nightcrawler" (Gilroy); "The Judge" (Dobkin).
Lincoln Curtis

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
Club802
 June 16 - July 21
Tuesday, 10:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Room N12-103
Fee $ 40

Three Filmmakers/Six Films

Talented directors McCarthy (USA), Leconte (France), and Bier (Denmark), feature recent prize-winning films to view and discuss. "The Station Agent" and "The Visitor" -McCarthy; "Man on the Train" and "Intimate Strangers" -Leconte; "Brothers" and "In a Better World" -Bier.
Lincoln Curtis

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Rocklin Campus           
Club901 June 17 - July 22
Wednesday, 10 AM - 1 PM
Room D-12
Fee $ 40

Health

Directed Journaling

Journaling is a time tested practice to explore feelings, relieve stress, and resolve problems. However, it can be difficult to get started or find fresh topics to write about. Many fledgling journalists quit, becoming bored with a Daily Log format. In this course, students are presented with myriad topics targeted at enhancing positive emotional and spiritual growth and problem resolution, but more importantly, they leave with a clearer idea of what their journaling practice can accomplish as well as the tools to create helpful, memorable journals. Right from the first day, students will need to bring traditional journals or notebooks, or bring their laptops or tablets. Electrical outlets may be limited.
Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club403
 June 18 - July 9
Thursday, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room 202
Fee $ 25

Stretch and Tone for Grown-ups

Drawing from a variety of time-tested disciplines, this class offers effective, results-producing exercises for those of a "certain age," designed for you. These exercises will protect and strengthen your back, and add strength and elasticity to your muscles and frame. Using tiny precise and delicate pulsing movements, you will also work your heart in a very gentle way. It is not too late to rejuvenate your body! Comfortable clothing and yoga mat required.
Laina Dicker

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway   
Club430 June 16 - August 13
Tuesday & Thursday, 11 AM - 11:50 PM
Room 525
Fee $ 40

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.
Laina Dicker & Lori Fee

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club410 June 15 - August 12
Monday & Wednesday, 10 AM - 10:50 AM
Room 525
Fee $ 40

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.
Laina Dicker & Lori Fee

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club415 June 15 - August 12         
Monday & Wednesday, 11 AM - 11:50 PM
Room 525
Fee $ 40

Tai Chi - Advanced

Advanced students will be learning the second half of the Yang Long Form.
Sifu Renee Neal

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center                     
Club420 June 16 - August 13
Tuesday & Thursday, 10 AM - 10:50 AM
Room 525
Fee $ 40

History

"Tear Down This Wall!" or how Ronald Reagan and Michael Gorbachev Changed Our World

Two leaders. Two completely different worlds. Two completely different characters…who not only understood each other, but also understood what they could do for their people…and the world.  Was their relationship easy? Were all their decisions popular? Who stood with them in making the difficult decisions? We will cover these and many other issues related to their relationship and its far-reaching influence.
Alex Yarmolyuk

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
Club804 July 15 only         
Wednesday, 10 AM - 12 PM
Room N12-103
FREE

Mexican and American Photographers Document Native North America

In the late 19th - early 20th c., photographers documented North American Indians and native Mexicans using the medium of still and reel film. Edward Curtis, Laura Gilpin, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Tina Modotti, et al, visually recorded people and place, including the Mexican Revolution. Edward Curtis filmed Native American ceremonies; Paul Strand filmed Mexican economic struggles. From Alaska to Mexico, these artists produced a comprehensive record of natives and independence movements, the effects of emergent influences on tribal customs and traditions, socio-economic development, and relationships with the land. Bodies of photographic work and films will be analyzed alongside historical texts.
Ellen Sander

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
Club803
 June 17 - July 22
Wednesday, 2 PM - 5 PM
Room N6-205
Fee $ 25

Roseville Gateway
Club401
 June 18 - July 23         
Thursday, 1 PM - 4 PM
Room 214
Fee $ 25

So You Woke Up the Bear and You Want to Survive?

What is happening in the Ukraine? Why are Russia and the West very eager to help? In the next two hours, we'll talk about the cultural, economic and political background of the conflict and try to find solutions on how to get out of this conflict ...
Alex Yarmolyuk

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Rocklin Campus                       
Club902 July 13 only
Monday, 10 AM - 12 PM
Room D-12
FREE

The Italian Renaissance, Part II

The Renaissance manifested itself in different places in Italy. In Part One we were in the great republics of Florence and Venice. We were able to see the social, economic, and religious forces that reshaped those societies.  In Part Two we will turn our at attention to Milan and Rome and learn how they contributed to the ever-changing shape of Renaissance Humanism and the evolution of  new ideas and  powerful institutions. In Rome, the center of Western Christianity, the Renaissance took the form of early transformation and finally, with the Council of Trent, its demise. Yet, the central belief, “that man is the measure of all things” has molded human history.
Emil Augustine

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center       
Club404 June 30 - August 4
Tuesday, 2 PM - 4 PM
Room 214
Fee $ 40

Twelve Bridges Library
Club202 July 1 - August 5
Wednesday, 2 PM - 4 PM
Redwood Room
Fee $ 40

Literature

Great Russian Masters: Dostoevsky and his The Brothers Karamazov, Pt 1

Dostoevsky wrote The Brothers Karamazov, that alone makes it great. But who and what led him to write? What about his biography is fundamentally different from other writers of the time? Why is Dostoevsky relevant today? Let us work together to answer these questions.
Alex Yarmolyuk

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Nevada County Campus
Club801 June 10 only
Wednesday, 10 AM - 12 PM
Room N12-103
FREE

Great Russian Masters: Dostoevsky and his The Brothers Karamazov, Pt 2

Due to numerous requests, let's continue the discussion about Fyodor Dostoevsky and his The Brother Karamazov. Last semester we focused on the author himself and what life circumstances brought him to write The Brother Karamazov. This semester we will talk about the main characters of the novel. Surprising, but despite the fact it is in another time and place, we continue to recognize ourselves in the Brothers Karamazov. Or not?  Why is this book relevant today? Let's discuss it in this public lecture.
You did not need to attend the first session to attend this one, they can be presented as separate material.
Alex Yarmolyuk

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Rocklin Campus                                                       
Club903 July 20 only
Monday, 10 AM - 12 PM
Room D-12
FREE

Music

OLLI Orchestra

The OLLI Orchestra is an ensemble of 35-40 players which concentrates on the classical repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries. 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

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Nevada County Campus               
Club815 June 17 - July 22
Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Room N12-103
Fee $ 25

Special Interest Groups

Mental Fitness: Mahjongg Club

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. The Chinese version of mahjongg is played.
Marcia Smith - Coordinator

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Roseville Gateway Center
Club605 June 10 – August 12
Wednesday, 2 PM - 5 PM
Room 300 F
FREE

Mental Fitness: Mahjongg Club

Kent Penwarden - Coordinator

Club OLLI Activity-Membership Required
Nevada County Campus              
Club625 June 11 – August 13
Thursday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room N6-205
FREE

Contact

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  • Roseville Gateway
  • 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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