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OLLI Fall Registration opened on August 8. Courses filled quickly, yet several favorites still remain. Please scroll down to see a full list of offerings. 


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*New Offering* Raising Charitable Children...Leaving More Than Money
Friday, Dec. 6 *10:00 - 11:30am* (1 session*)

Anthropology and "The Twilight Zone"
Mondays, Dec. 2, 9, 16 *10:00am - noon* (3 sessions)

Color: Theory, Perception and Practice (Closed)
Wednesdays, Nov. 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11 *3:30 - 5:30pm* (4 sessions)

Creating a Graphic Memoir (Closed)
Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (5 sessions)

Darwin: The Man, His Ideas and Conflicts [Extra Session, Mon. Nov. 18, 10am Ryan Ranch]
Mondays, Oct., 28; Nov. 4 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (2 sessions)

Divided Brain: An Arts and Sciences Salon (Closed)
Tuesdays, Oct. 22; Nov. 19; Dec. 10 *10:00am - noon* (3 sessions)

Early Monterey Art: The Tonalist Influence of Lucia and Arthur Mathews
Thursday, Nov. 7 *10:00am - noon* (1 session*)

Einstein: Why He Was a Big Deal (Closed)
Tuesday, Dec. 3 *10:00am - noon* (1 session*)

Einstein: Why He Was a Big Deal [New Dec. 5 Session] (Closed)
Thursday, Dec. 5 *10:00am - noon* (1 session)

Energy Technologies
Tuesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19 *4:00 - 5:30pm* (3 sessions)

First Tick of the Season: Haiku Workshop (Closed)
Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 *10:00am - noon* (3 sessions)

Ireland — Poetry, Rebellion, Romance (Closed)
Tuesday/Thursday, Dec. 3, 5, 10, 12 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (4 sessions)

It Is To Laugh: Comedy Improv Workshop
Fridays, Oct. 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8 *1:00 - 2:30pm* (4 sessions)

Joy of Taiko
Saturdays, Sept. 28; Oct. 19; Nov. 16 *10:00am - noon* (3 sessions)

Loved to Death: Cheetahs, Sea Otters and the Human Threat (Closed)
Monday, Nov. 18 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (1 session*)

Modern Jazz Icons: Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock (Closed)
Thursdays, Nov. 14, 21 *10:00am - noon* (2 sessions)

More Unlikely Couples (Closed)
Thursdays, Oct. 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21 *1:00 - 4:00pm* (5 sessions)

Noticing Nature: Slow Birding (Closed)
Fridays, Sept. 6; Oct. 4; Nov. 1; Dec. 6 *9:30 - 11:30am* (4 sessions)

OLLI Glee Club [Dec. 4 Session Rescheduled to Dec. 18, 2pm, CSUMB Ryan Ranch]
Wednesdays, Sept. 18; Oct. 9; Nov. 6; Dec. 18 *Times Vary* (4 sessions) *Please Note: December session changed to Dec. 18, 1:30 to 3:00pm @ Ryan Ranch*

On the Restoration of the Cooper-Molera Adobe
Wednesday, Dec. 4 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session*)

Origami: Art of Japanese Paper Folding (Closed)
Fridays, Nov. 22; Dec. 6, 13 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

Plein Air Writing Practice
Tuesdays, Sept. 10; Oct. 8; Nov. 12; Dec. 10 *9:30am - noon* (4 sessions)

Religious Freedom: Separation or Accommodation?
Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 10 *3:30 - 5:30pm* (2 sessions)

Sherlock Holmes Phenomenon (Closed)
Friday, Dec. 13 *10:00 - 11:30am* (1 session*)

Star Trek vs. Star Wars: An Analytic Argument
Tuesdays, Oct. 29; Nov. 5, 12 *10:00 - 11:30am* (3 sessions)

Tackling the Tough Ones Together: Salman Rushdie's "Shalimar the Clown"
Fridays, Oct. 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 *10:00am - noon* (6 sessions)

What to Listen for in Music (Closed)
Tuesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (4 sessions)

Wonderful World of Waves and Tides (Closed)
Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 *10:00 - 11:00am* (2 sessions)

World Affairs Discussion Group
Mondays, Sept. 16; Oct. 21; Nov. 18; Dec. 16 *4:00 - 5:30pm* (4 sessions)

World War I: End of European Dominance (Closed)
Mondays, Dec. 2, 9, 16 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

Write the Morning Away (Closed)
Saturdays, Sept. 14; Oct. 12; Nov. 9; Dec. 14 *9:30am - 12:30pm* (4 sessions)

Writers' Collaborative Session B [New Lower Fee, $60!]
Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21; Dec. 5, 12, 19 *10:00am - 1:00pm* (6 sessions)

Writing Retreat Inspired by Mary Oliver
Friday, Nov. 15 *10:00am - 4:00pm* (1 session*)

Writing Words with Friends (Closed)
Mondays, Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16 *10:00am - 12:30pm* (5 sessions)

[Past Event[ Secrets Buried in FBI Files: Targeting Famous Folk Singers
Tuesday/Wednesday, Sept. 24, 25 *3:30 - 5:30pm* (2 sessions)

[Past Event] 1913 Armory Show and the Dawn of Modernism in American Art
Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 *10:00am - noon* (3 sessions)

[Past Event] A Bastion Too Far: The Royal Presidio of Monterey
Mondays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 *1:30 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

[Past Event] An Autumn Migratory Bird Adventure
Tuesday, Oct. 15 *9:00 - 11:30am* (1 session*)

[Past Event] An Autumn Migratory Bird Adventure (Friday, Oct. 18)
Friday, Oct. 19; 9:00 - 11:30am (1 session)

[Past Event] Artist Andy Goldsworthy: Earth, Wind and Briar
Thursday, Oct. 3 *10:00am - noon* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Beginning Ukulele
Mondays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 *12:30 - 2:30pm* (3 sessions)

[Past Event] California Missions: Divine Insights
Tuesdays, Aug. 27; Sept. 3, 10 *1:30 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

[Past Event] California Politics — Ideas Into Action [New Nov. 2 Date Added: CSUMB Ryan Ranch]
Saturdays, Sept. 21; Oct. 19; Nov. 2 *10:00am - noon* (3 sessions) *Aug. 24 session rescheduled for Nov. 2*

[Past Event] Cannabis as Medicine
Monday, Sept. 9 *10:00 - 11:30am* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Changing the Landscape: Site-Specific Art
Wednesday, Aug. 28 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Chilling Tales, Tormented Minds
Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 *10:00am - noon* (5 sessions)

[Past Event] Condors: Rare and Majestic
Saturday, Oct. 5 *10:00am - 3:00pm* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Condors: Rare and Majestic [New Section: Saturday, Oct. 26]
Saturday, Oct. 26 *10:00am - 3:00pm* (1 session)

[Past Event] CSUMB—A Plan for Sustainable Growth
Tuesday, Oct. 8 *10:00 - 11:00am* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Depicting Katrina: Those Left Behind
Fridays, Aug. 30; Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4 *10:00am - noon* (6 sessions)

[Past Event] Digging Deeper into Current Affairs
Fridays, Sept. 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Exploring Mindfulness in Daily Life
Mondays, Sept. 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14 *3:00 - 4:30pm* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Exploring World Ceramics
Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 24; Oct. 1 *10:00am - noon* (3 sessions)

[Past Event] Game of Drones
Wednesday, Sept. 4 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session*)

[Past Event] History and Economics of the Federal Budget Deficit
Monday, Oct. 28 *4:00 - 5:30pm* (1 session)

[Past Event] How Wars End: From Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan
Monday, Aug. 26 *10:00am - noon* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Jazz and the Brandenburg Concerto [New Location: CSUMB Music Hall]
Thursday, Oct. 17 *1:30 - 3:30pm* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Monterey Jazz Festival Prep and Pizza
Thursday, Sept. 26 *11:00am - 1:00pm* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Monterey's Most Feared Beach
Monday, Sept. 9 *4:00 - 5:30pm* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Music in the Works of Shakespeare
Tuesday/Thursday, Aug. 27, 29; Sept. 3, 5, 10, 12 *10:00am - noon* (6 sessions)

[Past Event] Opening the Heart Through Ecstatic Poetry
Tuesday, Sept. 17 *4:00 - 6:00pm* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Photography's First Century
Wednesdays, Sept. 11, 18, 25 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

[Past Event] Picking a Winner — Economics in Environmental Policy Analysis
Tuesdays, Oct. 15, 22, 29 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

[Past Event] Poetics of Science
Wednesday, Nov. 6 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Rachmaninoff vs. Prokofiev
Mondays, Sept. 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7 *10:00am - noon* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Redwoods: Giants of the Forest
Friday, Aug. 23 *9:00 - 11:30am* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Science Behind Climate Change
Monday, Aug. 26 *2:00 - 4:00pm* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Sketchbook Journaling
Tuesday, Oct. 8 *2:00 - 5:00pm* Tuesdays, Oct. 15, 22, 29 *2:00 - 4:00pm* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Steinbeck and the "Sea of Cortez"
Wednesdays, Aug. 28; Sept. 4, 18, 25; Oct. 2 *10:00am - noon* (5 sessions)

[Past Event] Sufism: The Mystical Dimension of Islam
Fridays, Aug. 30; Sept. 6, 13 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)

[Past Event] Survey of Renaissance Paintings
Mondays, Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4 *9:30 - 11:00am* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] U.S. Policy and Strategy: The Repeated Descent into War, 1939-1959
Thursday, Oct. 10 *1:00 - 3:00pm* Friday, Oct. 11 *10:00am - noon* (2 sessions)

[Past Event] Understanding Aging and Memory
Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10 *3:30 - 5:30pm* (2 sessions)

[Past Event] Understanding Ella
Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Westerns: From "Shane" to "Brokeback Mountain"
Wednesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 *2:00 - 5:00pm* (4 sessions)

[Past Event] Witches and Witchcraft: From the Old Testament to the Trials of Salem
Wednesday, Oct. 2 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session*)

[Past Event] Women Auteur Filmmakers
Thursdays, Aug. 29; Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3 *2:00 - 5:00pm* (6 sessions)

[Past Event] Writers' Collaborative Session A [New Lower Fee, $60!]
Thursdays, Sept. 19; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 *10:00am - 1:00pm* (6 sessions)

{Past Event] History of Popular Music in America (1930-1970)
Wednesdays, Aug. 28; Sept. 4, 11, 18 *4:00 - 5:30pm* (4 sessions)