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Announcing the OLLI Fall 2016 Offering

Pre-registration is required for all OLLI offerings. Our courses fill up quickly!  We strongly suggest that you register early.  


How to Register 

1. Purchase a Full or Mini-Plum Membership
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2. After you select your Membership type, click on the View More Courses button or the Course Schedule tab to view a list of courses.

3. Select your five (Full Plum) or three (Mini-Plum) complimentary courses. 

4. Add additional courses as desired.

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2. Simply scroll down and click on your desired course/s and select Register Me.  Feel free to Register a Guest as well.


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Bull as a Symbol in Latin Culture
Wednesday, Oct. 19 *2:00-5:00pm* (1 session)

California Politics in an Election Year with Fred Keeley
Saturdays, Sept. 10; Oct. 8, 29 *10:00am-noon* (3 sessions)

Dressed and Undressed: Refining and Transforming Your Written Words
Course Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 12, 26; Nov. 9 *2:00-5:00pm* (3 sessions) Performance Date: Saturday, Nov. 5 *2:00pm*

Future Awaits
Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 *4:00-6:00pm* (3 sessions)

Great Decisions Discussion Group
Mondays, Sept. 19; Oct. 3, Oct. 24; Nov. 7, Nov. 21; Dec. 5 *4:00-5:30pm* (6 sessions)

Great Moments in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Mondays, Oct. 31; Nov. 14, 21 *1:00-3:00pm* (3 sessions)

John Steinbeck’s Global Perspective
Mexico: Friday, Sept. 16; 1:00 – 3:00pm; Russia: Wednesday, Oct. 26; 10:00am – noon; England: Wednesday, Nov. 9; 10:00am – noon

John Steinbeck’s Global Perspective (FOR NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER MEMBERS)
Mexico: Friday, Sept. 16; 1:00 – 3:00pm; Russia: Wednesday, Oct. 26; 10:00am – noon; England: Wednesday, Nov. 9; 10:00am – noon

Learning to See, Seeing to Learn: A Thematic Approach to Painting [3 SPACES REMAINING]
Mondays, Sept. 26; Oct. 3, 10 *10:00am-noon* (3 sessions)

Mexico: A Cultural Discovery
Wednesdays, Aug. 31; Sept. 7, 14, 21 *4:00-6:00pm*(4 sessions)

Mill Valley Film Festival (Bus transportation NOT included)
Course Dates: Mondays, Oct. 3, 17 *2:00-5:00pm* (2 sessions) Festival Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 *9:00am-9:00pm*

Mill Valley Film Festival (Includes bus transportation)
Course Dates: Mondays, Oct. 3, 17 *2:00-5:00pm* (2 sessions) Festival Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 *9:00am-9:00pm*

Murder & Mayhem in Monterey County
Wednesday, Sept. 28 *11:00am – noon* (1 session)

Music of the Baroque Era: From Monteverdi to Bach
Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 *1:00-3:00pm* (4 sessions)

Natural Wonders of the Monterey Peninsula (BOTH SESSIONS TO BE HELD ON OCT. 24 10AM-NOON)
Mondays, Oct. 17, 24 *10:00-11:30am* (2 sessions)

OLLI Fall 2016 Social
Wednesday, Sept. 28; Talk: *4:00-5:30pm*; Social: *5:45-7:00pm*

Philosophy of Human Nature: What is the Human Being? [1 SPACE REMAINING]
Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4 *1:00 – 2:30pm* (4 sessions)

Plein Air Writing Practice
Tuesdays, Sept. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 8; Dec. 13 *9:30am-noon* (4 sessions)

Postmortem: San Clemente Dam
Wednesday, Sept. 14 *11:00am–noon* (1 session)

Prehistory of Monterey Bay: The First Humans
Friday, Oct. 7 *10:00am-noon* (1 session)

Ran: Akira Kurosawa’s Homage to Shakespeare’s King Lear
Mondays and Wednesdays; Nov. 28, 30; Dec. 5, 7 *9:30am-noon* (4 sessions)

Romeo and Juliet: Timeless Passion, Dark and Bright
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 20, 21 *9:30am-noon* (3 sessions)

The Initiative – Changing the Course of Government
Tuesdays, Sept. 27; Oct. 11 *10:00am-noon* (2 sessions)

The View from Putin’s Russia
Monday, Sept. 12 *6:00-8:00pm* (1 session)

Veiling in the Muslim World: Oppression or Empowerment? [SPACE LIMITED]
Wednesday, Sept. 28 *4:00-5:30pm*(1 session)

Video Creation with the Smartphone
Saturdays, Sept. 17, 24 *10:00am-noon* (2 sessions)

Women in the Arts
Thursdays, Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17 *2:00-5:00pm* (5 sessions)

[7/28 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Short Stories of Chekhov
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 23, 25, 30; Sept. 1 *10:00am-noon* (4 sessions)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Anyone Can Draw – Techniques and Inspiration
Fridays, Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2 *1:00-4:00pm* (5 sessions)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] California Sea Otters
Monday, Sept. 26 *1:00-3:30pm* (1 session)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Hotel Del Monte: Relive the Magic
Course Dates: Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8 *2:00-4:00pm* (2 sessions); Field Date: Thursday, Dec. 15 *2:00-4:00pm* (1 session)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Neuroscience of Happiness, Gratitude and Well-Being
Wednesdays, Nov. 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14 *1:00-3:00pm* (4 sessions)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] OLLI Taste Treats - Eddison & Melrose
Wednesday, Oct. 5 *2:00-4:00pm* (1 session)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] OLLI Taste Treats - Lula's Chocolates
Wednesday, Nov. 2 *10:30-11:30am* (1 session)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Pulling It Together: Writing into a Collection
Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 15 *9:30am-noon* (5 sessions)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Revisiting Carl Jung
Mondays, Oct. 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21 *10:00am-noon* (4 sessions)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Tackling the Tough Ones Together: William Faulkner
Fridays, Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2 *10:00am-noon* (6 sessions)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Writers' Collaborative (Session A)
Thursdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13 *9:30am-12:30pm* (6 sessions)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Writers' Collaborative (Session B)
Thursdays, Oct. 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8 *9:30am-12:30pm* (6 sessions)

[7/29 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Your Brain: An Exploration
Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 *10:00-11:30am* (3 sessions)

[8/1 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Alcohol Inks – Making Color Dance
Wednesday, Sept. 21 *1:00-3:00pm* (1 session)

[8/1 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Novels of Rudolfo Anaya
Fridays, Aug. 26; Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 *10:00am-noon* (6 sessions)

[8/1 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] OLLI Taste Treats - Cowgirl Winery
Friday, Sept. 30 *3:00-5:00pm* (1 session)

[8/13 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Changing Lens of Film Noir
Tuesdays, Aug. 23, 30; Sept. 6, 13 *3:30-6:30pm*(4 sessions)

[8/16 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Prepare to Meet Your Opera: Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Thursday, Oct. 20 *10:00-11:30am* (1 session)

[8/16 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Travel Writing – Capturing Your Adventure
Wednesdays, Aug. 24, 31; Sept. 7 *1:00-3:00pm* (3 sessions)

[8/19 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Celebrating Hope: The Remarkable Recovery of Monterey Bay
Course Dates: Tuesdays, Nov. 29; Dec. 6 *1:00-3:00pm*(2 sessions); Field Date: Tuesday, Dec. 13 *1:00-3:00pm* (1 session)

[8/22 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Rise and Fall of the Aztecs
Tuesdays, Nov. 29; Dec. 6 *10:00am-noon* (2 sessions)

[8/3 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Emigré Filmmakers in Hollywood
Thursdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13 *3:00-6:00pm* (6 sessions)

[8/3 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Eyewitness Memory
Friday, Dec. 9 *10:00-11:30am* (1 session)

[8/6 REGISTRATION CLOSED - COURSE FULL] Write the Morning Away
Saturdays, Sept. 10; Oct. 8; Nov. 12; Dec. 10 *9:30am-12:30pm* (4 sessions)