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OLLI Spring 2024 
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Garrapata Beach, 1954
Photograph by
Brett Weston

         Email: olli@csumb.edu 

All About the Song: American Pop-Rock Songwriters with Pete Elman | Livestream Zoom
Mondays, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (6 sessions)

All-You-Can-Eat Art with Lila Thorsen | Ryan Ranch
Thursdays, Mar. 21, 28 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (2 sessions)

Aquaculture to the Rescue | Gentrain MPC
Wednesday, Mar. 6 *1:30 - 2:30 p.m.* (1 session)

Art Explorations with Mixed Media | Ryan Ranch (Materials Fee Due at Class) (Closed)
Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (3 sessions)

Art of Propaganda with Forbes Keaton | Ryan Ranch
Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16 *1:00 - 2:30 p.m.* (3 sessions)

Bats: Nature's Misunderstood Creatures | Gentrain MPC
Wednesday, Apr. 3 *1:30 - 2:30 p.m.* (1 session)

Benjamin Franklin Abroad | Livestream Zoom
Wednesdays, May 1, 8 *10:00 - noon* (2 sessions)

Big Sur Land Trust: Mitteldorf Preserve (Now Closed, No Wait List-Sorry!) (Closed)
Friday, Apr. 26 *9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.* (1 session)

Caffeine Chronicles with Dr. Luckenbach | Ryan Ranch (Closed)
Friday, May 10 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (1 session)

China's Expansionism | Recording Only
You will receive a recording of the live lecture.

China's Expansionism | Ryan Ranch (Closed)
Monday, Mar. 4 *1:00 - 3:00 p.m.* (1 session)

Chinatown and the 1906 Earthquake | Gentrain MPC
Wednesday, May 1 *1:30 - 2:30 p.m.* (1 session)

Classic American Musicals: Lerner & Loewe | Lighthouse Cinema, PG (Closed)
Wednesdays, Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1 *1:00 - 4:00 p.m.* (5 sessions)

Classic Films of the Golden Age with Gary Shapiro | Livestream Zoom
Tuesdays, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 *4:00 - 5:30 p.m.* (4 sessions)

Colonial America with Dr. Richard Bell | Livestream Zoom
Mondays, Apr. 8, 15 *1:00 - 2:30 p.m.* (2 sessions)

Crusades (The) | Ryan Ranch (Closed)
Mondays, Apr. 29; May 6, 13, 20 *3:30 - 5:00 p.m.* (4 sessions)

Daniel Henriks: Opera's World Stage | Ryan Ranch
Thursday, Apr. 25 *1:00 - 2:30 p.m.* (1 session)

Demise of Fundamental Rights | Ryan Ranch (Closed)
Tuesdays, Mar. 19, 26 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (2 sessions)

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence | Ryan Ranch (Closed)
Thursdays, Apr. 11, 18 *1:00 - 2:30 p.m.* (2 sessions)

Documentaries of a Stateless Nation | Ryan Ranch
Tuesdays, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23 *1:30 - 4:30 p.m.* (4 sessions)

Dogs: Understanding Man's Best Friend | Ryan Ranch (Closed)
Thursdays, Mar. 7, 14 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (2 sessions)

Dragging to Work: Cross-Dressing in Film | Ryan Ranch
Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 *1:00 - 4:00 p.m.* (4 sessions)

Economic Growth: Crucial but Uncertain | Recording Only
You will receive a recording of the live event.

Economic Growth: Crucial but Uncertain | Ryan Ranch
Wednesday, May 15 *1:00 - 2:30 p.m.* (1 session)

Essence of Hinduism | In Person, Ryan Ranch (Closed)
Tuesday/Friday, Mar. 12, 15 *10:00 - 11:30 a.m.* (2 sessions)

Ethics of Human Medical Research | Ryan Ranch
Thursday, Apr. 4 *1:00 - 3:00 p.m.* (1 session)

Fine Art Painting with Erin Hunter | Ryan Ranch
Wednesday, Apr. 3 *10:00 - 11:30 a.m.* (1 session)

Great Decisions Discussion Group | Livestream Zoom (Closed)
Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 *5:00 - 6:30 p.m.* (8 sessions)

History of the Civil Rights Movement | Zoom + Recorded
Wednesdays, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 *3:30 - 5:00 p.m.* (4 sessions)

How do Composers Compose? | CSUMB Music Hall, Bldg 30
Friday, Mar. 8 *1:00 - 3:00 p.m.* (1 session)

International Crime Fiction: Australia | Livestream Zoom (Closed)
Tuesdays, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 *1:00 - 2:30 p.m.* (4 sessions)

Intersection of Art and Culture with Diane Levinson | Ryan Ranch
Thursdays, Apr. 4, 11, 18 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (3 sessions)

Meetings with Even More Masterpieces | Zoom + Recorded
Tuesdays, May 14, 21, 28 *10:00 - 11:30 a.m.* (3 sessions)

Mission Aquarius | In Person, Ryan Ranch
Tuesday, Apr. 30 *4:00 - 5:30 p.m.* (1 session)

Monterey County Civil Grand Jury | Ryan Ranch + Livestream Zoom
Wednesday, Mar. 27 *1:00 - 2:30 p.m.* (1 session)

Mythology | In Person, Ryan Ranch (Closed)
Mondays, Mar. 11, 18, 25; Apr. 1 *3:30 - 5:00 p.m.* (4 sessions)

Oscars: Movies, Music and Moments | Livestream Zoom
Wednesdays, Feb. 28; Mar. 6, 13 *1:00 - 3:00 p.m.* (3 sessions)

Pacific Food Empires | Ryan Ranch
Tuesdays, Apr. 2, 9 *10:00 - noon* (2 sessions)

Political Polarization in America | Ryan Ranch (Closed)
Wednesdays, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (4 sessions)

Self-Portrait Collage | Ryan Ranch (Extra Fees Apply) (Closed)
Tuesdays, Apr. 16, 23, 30 *9:30 a.m. - noon* (3 sessions)

Simon & Garfunkel: Old Friends | Ryan Ranch (Closed)
Mondays, Mar. 18, 25 *1:00 - 3:00 p.m.* (2 sessions)

Singin' in the Brain | Ryan Ranch + Livestream Zoom
Fridays, Feb. 9; Mar. 15; Apr. 12; May 10 *1:30 - 3:00 p.m.* (4 sessions)

Spring Wildflowers | Ryan Ranch + Field (Limit 20) (Closed)
Wednesdays, Apr. 10, 17 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (2 sessions)

Tackling Tough Ones: George Eliot's "Middlemarch" | Ryan Ranch
Fridays, Mar. 29; Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3 *10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m* (6 sessions)

Through the Lens: Photographer Brian Taylor | Ryan Ranch
Thursday, May 30 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (1 session)

[Cancelled] Films of Jafar Panahi | Ryan Ranch
Thursdays, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 *1:00 - 4:00 p.m.* (4 sessions)

[Cancelled] Plein Air Writing Practice | Locations Vary
We're sorry to share that this offering has been postponed until Fall 2024.

[In Progress] Bruce Springsteen: America's Poet Laureate | Livestream Zoom
Mondays, Feb. 19, 26; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (6 sessions)

[In Progress] D.H. Lawrence on Love, Marriage and Women | Livestream Zoom
Fridays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar. 1, 8 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (6 sessions)

[In Progress] Write the Morning Away | Ryan Ranch
Saturdays, Feb. 3; Mar. 2; Apr. 6; May 4 *9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Anthologist: A Study in Failure | Ryan Ranch
Mondays, Feb. 5, 12 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (2 sessions)

[Past Event] Art of Contagion with John Clark | Ryan Ranch
Mondays, Feb. 12, 19, 26 *3:30 - 5:00 p.m.* (3 sessions)

[Past Event] California's Oldest Theatre | Gentrain MPC
Wednesday, Feb. 7 *1:30 - 2:30 p.m.* (1 session)

[Past Event] Comedies of the Coen Brothers | Livestream Zoom
Thursdays, Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29 *3:30 - 5:00 p.m.* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Evolution of the Blues: Artists and Their Axes | Ryan Ranch
Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Love: A Philosophical Journey | Ryan Ranch
Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 *3:30 - 5:00 p.m.* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Malcolm at the Movies: The Thin Man | Carl Cherry Center, Carmel
Saturdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 *1:30 - 4:00 p.m.* (3 sessions)

[Past Event] Rumi's Relevance for Today's World | Ryan Ranch
Thursday/Monday Feb. 1, 5 *1:00 – 3:00 p.m.* (2 sessions)

[Past Event] Solar Eclipse 2024 | Ryan Ranch
Feb. 14 session postponed. There will be no class on Wednesday, Feb. 14. We'll reconvene on Feb. 21 for a single, expaded presentation. 1:00 - 3:15 p.m.

[Past Event] Spanish Prisoner: Playwright Looks at David Mamet | Ryan Ranch
Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Steinbeck's Legacy: The Steinbeck Award | Livestream Zoom
Thursdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (5 sessions)

[Past Event] White Sharks and the Changing Seascape | Ryan Ranch
Tuesday, Feb. 27 *1:00 - 2:30 p.m.* (1 session)