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Spring 2020 Catalog

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*New* Planned Giving and Estate Financial Planning Seminar
Wednesday, Apr. 15 *4:00 -- 5:30pm* (1 session)

*New* Writing and Publishing: Protocols, Pitfalls & Payoffs
Thursdays, Apr. 2, 9, 23 *4:30 - 6:30pm* (3 sessions)

American Avant-Garde
Fridays, Apr. 17, 24; May 1 *10:00am - noon* (3 sessions)

American Scene Painting
Wednesday, Mar. 25 *10:00am - noon* (1 session)

Andrew Jackson and Revisionist Historians [Gentrain/OLLI Lecture Meets at MPC]
Wednesday, Mar. 4 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session)

Art and Philosophy in Medicine
Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21 *4:30 - 5:30pm* (3 sessions)

Artists by the Sea (Closed)
Mondays, May 4, 11 *10:00am - noon* (2 sessions)

Bach, Broadway and Escher (Closed)
Wednesday, May 6 *1:00 - 2:30pm* (1 session)

Before Stonehenge (Closed)
Monday/Wednesday, Apr. 13, 15 *10:00am - noon* (2 sessions)

Beginning Ukulele II (Closed)
Mondays, Mar. 9, 16, 23 *Noon - 2:00pm* (3 sessions)

Birth of Modern Philosophy
Wednesdays, Feb. 26; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 1 *4:00 - 6:00pm* (6 sessions)

CA Condor Conservation [Gentrain/OLLI Lecture Meets at MPC]
Wednesday, Apr. 1 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session)

California’s Future – Political Turning
Saturdays, Jan. 25; Feb. 29; Mar. 28 *10:00am - noon* (3 sessions)

Canadian Songwriters
Wednesdays, Mar. 4, 11, 18; Apr. 1 *10:00am - noon* (4 sessions)

Carmel Jewish Film Festival Sat. 3/14 (Closed)
Saturday, Mar. 14 *6:30 - 9:30pm* (1 session)

Carmel Jewish Film Festival Sat. 3/7 (Closed)
Saturday, Mar. 7 *6:30 – 9:30pm* (1 session)

Carmel Jewish Film Festival Sunday 3/8 (Closed)
Sunday, Mar. 8 *2:00 - 5:00pm* (1 session)

Carmel Valley's Tribal History (Closed)
Friday, Mar. 20 *9:00 - 11:45am* (1 session)

Celtic Noir and the Catholic Church
Monday/Fridays, May 18, 22, 29

Charles Moore
Tuesday, May 19 *10:00 - noon* (1 session)

Chopin: Enduring Engima (Closed)
Tuesdays, Mar. 31; Apr. 7 *10:00am - noon* (2 sessions)

Cinema of Addiction
Tuesdays, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28 *2:00 - 5:00pm* (4 sessions)

Cinema of Politics [May 27 session changed to June 3] (Closed)
Schedule Change (No May 27 session) Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20; Jun. 3 *3:00 - 6:00pm* (4 sessions)

Cinematic Palette of Almodóvar
Thursdays, Jan. 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 5 *2:00 - 5:00pm* (6 sessions)

David Jacks (Closed)
Thursday, May 7 *1:00 - 3:00* (1 session)

Deep Sea Secrets with Dr. Ed Clifton (Closed)
Fridays, May 8, 15 *10:00 - 11:00am* (2 sessions)

Demystifying Color: Watercolors (Closed)
Fridays, Apr. 17, 24 *1:00pm - 4:00pm* (2 sessions)

Diaries of Hayes Perkins
Tuesday, Mar. 3 *10:00am - noon* (1 session)

Economics of Open Borders (Closed)
Tuesday, Mar. 10 *4:00 - 5:30* (1 session)

Evolution of American Society (Closed)
Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 *10:00am - noon* (4 sessions)

Fine Art of Grieving
Thursdays, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 *10:00 - 1:00pm* (4 sessions)

Flash: Short Short Story (Closed)
Wednesdays, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (4 sessions)

Giving Oneself - Buddhist Rituals (Closed)
Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21 *10:00 - 11:30am* (3 sessions)

Great Decisions Discussion Group
Mondays, Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar. 2, 9, 23 *4:00 - 5:30pm* (8 sessions)

Illuminating Harlem Renaissance: Jazz
Thursdays, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23 *10:00am - noon* (4 sessions)

In Search of the Ideal Government
Mondays, May 4, 11, 18 *3:00 - 5:00pm* (3 sessions)

Inside Ancient Mesoamerica
Wednesdays, Mar. 11, 18, 25 *1:30 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

Insights Into the Classical Mind
Mondays, Apr. 6, 13, 20 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

Introduction to Writing Poetry (Closed)
Mondays, May 4, 11, 18 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

James Turrell
Wednesday, Apr. 8 *10:00am - noon* (1 session)

Journey of Mindful Awareness (Closed)
Mondays, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 *2:00 - 3:30pm* (4 sessions)

Julia Morgan [Gentrain/OLLI Lecture Meets at MPC]
Wednesday, May 6 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session)

Living with Dementia
Tuesdays, Apr. 14, 21, 28 *10:00 - 11:30am* (3 sessions)

Marine Mammals (Closed)
Mondays, April 6, 13 *9:30 - 11:30am* (2 sessions)

Migratory Birds of Palo Corona (Closed)
Saturday, May 9 *9:30am - noon* (1 session)

Mixology (Closed)
Tuesday, May 5 *4:00 - 5:30pm* (1 session)

Modern Jazz Icons (Closed)
Tuesdays, May 5, 12 *10:00am - noon* (2 sessions)

Neanderthals Reconsidered (Closed)
Wednesdays, Feb. 19, 26; Mar. 4 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions*

Noticing Nature: Slow Birding (Closed)
Fridays, Feb. 7; Mar. 6; Apr. 3; May 1 *9:30 - 11:30am* (4 sessions)

OLLI Glee Club
Fridays, Feb. 28; Apr. 3; May 15 *1:30 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

One Person, One Vote Constitution
Tuesdays, Feb. 25; Mar. 3 *4:00 - 6:00pm* (2 sessions)

Our Animals, Our Selves: Five Films (Closed)
Thursdays, Mar. 19, 26; Apr. 2, 9, 16 *1:00 - 4:00pm* (5 sessions)

Our Healing Mind [Course Canceled, We're So Very Sorry] (Closed)
Fridays, Jan. 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21 *1:30 - 3:30pm* (4 sessions)

Photography in the 20th Century
Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

Plein Air Writing Practice
Tuesdays, Feb. 11; Mar. 10; Apr. 14; May 12 *9:30am - noon* (4 sessions)

Poetry of Robinson Jeffers
Wednesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 *10:00am - noon* (4 sessions)

Reading Wallace Stegner (Closed)
Mondays, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 *10:00am - noon* (4 sessions)

Robert Louis Stevenson (Closed)
Thusday, May 28 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (1 session)

Saree: A Hands-on Introduction
Fridays, Mar. 20, 27 *1:00 - 3:30pm* (2 sessions)

Scriptures Lost and Found (Closed)
Thursdays, Apr. 23, 30 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (2 sessions)

Second Great Awakening (Closed)
Thursday, Mar. 12 *1:30 - 3:00pm* (1 session)

Sketchbook Journaling (Closed)
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28 *2:00 - 5:00pm* (4 sessions)

Story of the Blues, Part 1 (Closed)
Mondays, Apr. 6, 13, 20 *3:30 - 5:30pm* (3 sessions)

Tackling the Tough Ones: The Waves (Closed)
Fridays, Mar. 13, 20, 27; Apr. 3, 10 *10:00am - 12:30pm* (5 sessions)

Three Landmark Albums
Tuesdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (4 sessions)

Understanding Ukraine: Fiction of Kurkov (Closed)
Fridays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar. 6 *10:00am - 12:30pm* (5 sessions)

Unveiling the Mystics (Closed)
Tuesdays, Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (4 sessions)

Where the Earth Splits Open
Thursdays, May 14, 21 *1:00 - 2:00pm* (2 sessions)

World-Class Art: Asian Art Museum
Thursdays, Feb. 13, 20, 27 *10:00am - noon* (3 sessions)

Write the Morning Away (Closed)
Saturdays, Feb. 22; Mar. 28; Apr. 25; May 30 *9:30am - 12:30pm* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Culture of Protest
Friday, Jan. 31 *10:00am - noon* (1 session)

[Past Event] Debunking Climate Change Denial
Monday, Jan. 27 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (1 session)

[Past Event] Edge of Extinction: Sea Otters [Gentrain/OLLI Lecture Meets at MPC]
Wednesday, Feb. 5 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session)

[Past Event] Every Home Has a Story
Wednesday, Jan. 29 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (1 session)

[Past Event] Frank Lloyd Wright Staged Reading
Friday, Jan. 24 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (1 session)

[Past Event] Great Decisions 2020 Briefing Book
Please see separate listing to register for Great Decisions Discussion Group. Participation in the group is free — all welcome. A $25 fee is for those who wish to order a Great Decisions Briefing Book through OLLI (available only while supplies last).

[Past Event] Great Entertainers
Wednesdays, Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19 *4:00 - 5:30pm* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Keeping Art in Your Heart
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, Jan. 28, 29, 30 *10am - noon* (3 sessions)

[Past Event] Love Letters (Hospice Foundation)
Tuesday, Feb. 11 *1:00 - 2:30pm* (1 session)

[Past Event] Monterey and 250 Years of Change
Monday, Jan. 27 *10:00 - 11:30am* (1 session)

[Past Event] OLLI Spring Social 2020
Friday, Feb. 21 *4:00 - 5:30pm*

[Past Event] Poetry Through the Eyes of Art History
Tuesday/Thursday, Feb. 4, 6 *10:00am - noon* (2 sessions)

[Past Event] Romantic Choral Music of England
Mondays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Shakespeare’s Coriolanus
Tuesdays/Thursdays, Feb. 11, 13, 18, 20 *10:00am - noon* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Thinking About Race
Mondays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 *10:00am - noon* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Winter Wildlife of CA's Central Valley
Sunday, Feb. 9 *9:00 - 2:00pm* (1 session)