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OLLI Spring 2017

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A Changing World with Dustin McKenzie
Fridays, Apr. 28 and May 5 *10:00am-noon* (2 sessions)

Astronomical Wonders with Dr. James Eagle
Thursday, Mar. 30 and Friday, Apr. 21 *8:00-9:30pm* (2 sessions)

Cryptography, Probability and Other Interesting (and fun!) Math
Monday, Apr. 17 *11:00am-noon* (1 session)

Great Decisions Discussion Group
Mondays, Feb. 13, 27; Mar. 13, 27; Apr. 10, 24; May 8, 22 *4:00-5:30pm* (8 sessions)

Making Sense of Scents
Mondays, May 8, 15, 22 *11:00am-12:30pm* (3 sessions)

Neuroscience of Compassion and Altruism (Series B)
Mondays and Wednesdays, Apr. 24, 26; May 1, 3 *1:00-3:00pm* (4 sessions)

OLLI Spring Fiesta
Wednesday, May 10 *4:00-6:00pm*

One Brain’s Life Story
Wednesday, Apr. 5 *1:30-2:30pm* (1 session)

Plein Air Writing Practice
Tuesdays, Feb. 14; Mar. 14; Apr. 11; May 9 *9:30am-noon* (4 sessions)

Prepare to Meet Your Opera
Thursdays, Mar. 9; Apr. 20; May 11 *10:00am-noon* (3 sessions)

Shakespeare’s "Measure for Measure:" Hypocrisy on Trial
Monday, May 1; Wednesdays, May 3, 10; Friday, May 12 *9:30am-noon*(4 sessions)

Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Mondays and Wednesdays, Mar. 20, 22, 27, Mar. 29 *9:30am-noon*(4 sessions)

Spring Birds of Fremont Peak [SUNDAY SESSION]
Sunday, Apr. 30 *9:00am-noon* (1 session)

What Shakespeare Can Teach Us About Leadership
Wednesday, May 3 *1:30-2:30pm* (1 session)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Age of Population Centric Warfare
Tuesday, Apr. 11 *6:00-7:30pm* (1 session)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Art Forms From Around the Globe
Fridays, Feb. 3; Mar. 3; Apr. 7; May 5 *1:00-4:00pm* (4 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Collage: A Fun, Democratic Art Form
Wednesday, Apr. 19 *1:00-4:00pm* (1 session)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Ernest Hemingway – The Prose Beneath the Persona
Wednesdays, April 12, 19, 26; May 3 *10:00am-noon* (4 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Garden History of Monterey
Tuesdays, May 9 and 16 *2:00-4:00pm* (2 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Great Decisions Discussion Group
Mondays, Feb. 13, 27; Mar. 13, 27; Apr. 10, 24; May 8, 22 *4:00-5:30pm* (8 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Japan’s Pivotal Influence on the West
Tuesdays, Apr. 25; May 2, 9 *10:00am-noon*(3 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Morality and Ethics in Cinema
Thursdays, Mar. 16, 23, 30; Apr. 13, 20, 27 *3:00-6:00pm*(6 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] OLLI Writers' Salon
Tuesdays, Feb. 14; Mar. 21; Apr. 18 *10:00-11:30am* (3 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Planning for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Monday, May 15 *2:00-4:00pm* (1 session)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Short Stories of Ray Bradbury
Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 *1:00-3:00pm* (4 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Spring Birds of Fremont Peak
Saturday, Apr. 29 *9:00am-noon* (1 session)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Spring Wildflowers
*Talk: Thursday, Apr. 6; 4:00-6:00pm* *Field: Saturday, Apr. 8; 1:00-4:00pm* (2 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Tackling the Tough Ones Together: Graphic Novels
Fridays, Mar. 10, 17, 24; Apr. 7 *9:00am-noon* (4 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Travel Writing
Tuesdays, April 18, 25; May 2, 9 *3:00-5:00pm*(4 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Trump's Impact on California Policy
Saturdays, Feb.4; Mar. 4; Apr. 8 *10:00am-noon* (3 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Write the Morning Away
Saturdays, Feb. 11; Mar. 11; Apr. 8; May 13 *9:30am-12:30pm* (4 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Writers' Workshop (Series A)
Thursdays, Mar. 2, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6 *9:30am-12:30pm* (5 sessions)

[CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER] Writers' Workshop (Series B)
Thursdays, Apr. 13, 27; May 4, 18, 25 *9:30am-12:30pm* (5 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Alcohol Inks - Color Reimagined
Tuesday, Feb. 21 *1:00-3:00pm* (1 session)

[PAST EVENT] An Exploration of American Music: 1950 - 1999
Tuesdays, Feb. 28; Mar. 7, 14, 21 *1:00-3:00pm* (4 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Case for Free Trade
Tuesdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 *4:00-5:30pm* (2 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Culture, Identity and Film
Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar. 2 *2:00-5:00pm* (5 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Eye Candy: Visual Interpretations of Fine Art
Mondays, Mar. 6 and 13 *10:00am-noon* (2 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Geomorphology: The Science Behind Stunning Central Coast Landscapes
Wednesday, Feb. 1 *1:30-2:30pm* (1 session)

[PAST EVENT] Great Portraits in Photography
Mondays, Feb. 6 and 13 *1:00-3:00pm* (2 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Haiku Writing Workshop
Tuesdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 *10:00am-noon* (2 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Indie Films: Daring Us Not to Smile
Tuesdays, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28(4 sessions) **NEW TIME: 3:30 to 6:30pm**

[PAST EVENT] Intro to the Writers' Workshop
Thursdays, Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23 *9:30am-12:30pm* (4 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Monterey Pine Forests
*Talk: Monday, Mar. 6; 1:00-3:00pm* *Field: Thursday, Mar. 9; 1:00-4:00pm* (2 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Neuroscience of Compassion and Altruism (Series A)
Wednesdays, Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15 *10:00am-noon* (4 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Not Your Parents' Museum
Wednesday, Feb. 22 *10:00am-noon* (1 session)

[PAST EVENT] Sea Otters: The Struggle for Survival
Thursday, Feb. 16 *10:00am-noon* (1 session)

[PAST EVENT] Shaping Our Laws
Tuesdays, Feb. 21 and 28 *10:00-11:30am* (2 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Smoke Clears: Marijuana's Past, Present and Future
Tuesdays, Jan. 31; Feb. 7, 14 *1:30-3:00pm* (3 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Songwriting: The Poetry Within
Mondays, Jan. 30; Feb. 6, 13, 27 *10:00am-noon* (4 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] South Africa After Mandela
Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 15, 22 *2:00-4:00pm* (3 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] South African Literature
Fridays, Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar. 3 *9:30am-noon* (6 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Spread of Humanity
Mondays, Mar. 13, 20, 27 *1:00-3:00pm*(3 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Tour, Toast and Taste
Monday, Jan. 30 *4:00 - 5:30pm*

[PAST EVENT] Two Great American Poets: Elizabeth Bishop & Robert Lowell
Wednesdays, Mar. 8, 15, 22 *1:00-3:30pm* (3 sessions)

[PAST EVENT] Waddell Creek’s Rancho de los Osos
Saturday, Mar. 18 *9:00am-3:00pm* (1 session)

[PAST EVENT] Waddell Creek’s Rancho de los Osos [SUNDAY SESSION]
Sunday, Mar.19 *9:00am-3:00pm*

[PAST EVENT} Alexander Hamilton: From Pluribus to Unum
Wednesday, Mar. 1 *1:30-2:30pm* (1 session)