Osher Courses

Fall Session II 2017

Fall II Schedule PDF


Monday Courses

Basic Quilting Making II
9:00 am – 11:30 am 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27 & 12/4

This class is for anyone who wants to learn to quilt, and knows nothing about it! This class will teach quilt making from the initial planning of the quilt to the actual finishing of the quilt. The participants will learn to use the color wheel to help choose their fabrics; will learn to use a rotary cutter, acrylic ruler, and self-healing mat to cut their fabrics; and, will construct a 4” square charm quilt. They will learn how to choose the batting for their quilt, how to put a sleeve on the quilt (for hanging), will learn to quilt their project, as well as bind it. At the end of the last class, each participant will have a quilt of which they can be very proud. Come see what all the fun is about in quilting, and be prepared to amaze yourself! Supplies will be needed.

Instructor: Mrs. Deloris Thomas

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205


Line Dancing for Fun New Students 10:30 am- 11:30am Returning Students 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27 & 12/4

If you know little or nothing about line dancing, this course is for you! Come learn some basic steps and a few simple dances that will get you started on the path to great fun and fitness. Sign up to make new friends, stimulate your mind, build your confidence and move your body!

Instructor: Mrs. Wanda Gardner

Location: Student Center Aerobics Room


Tuesday Courses

Introduction to Microsoft Word II 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28 & 12/5

An expansion of the critical skills of Microsoft Word and word processing. Learn to create, edit, format, and print documents such as letters, reports, and tables. Define unique MS Word terminology. Become familiar with the Ribbon and Group tools. Learn the ease to navigate MS Word while working through the essential editing and word processing tasks. Create, navigate and save documents, apply character and paragraph formatting, insert symbols and create headers and footers. Find out how to check spelling and grammar, add page breaks, work with document views and learn how to print and convert documents to PDF. Special attention will be on learning how to create envelopes, labels and pamphlets. Adding graphics and clip art will also be covered.

Instructor:Mr. Melvin Hill

Location:W.O. Lawton Building, Room 207


Quilting “Curvy Tumbling Blocks II ” 9:00 am - 11:30 am 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 & 12/5

This dynamic quilt is a study in putting light fabrics, medium fabrics, and dark fabrics together to create a three-dimensional look. The blocks will pop right out of the surface of the quilt at you. However, there is an added twist – the lines are curvy. And, in these tumbling blocks, there are no “y” seams. Great techniques, great project. Supplies will be needed. Skill Level {Intermediate/Advanced}

Instructor: Mrs. Vivian Walker

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205


Healthy Lifestyle Seminar 10:00 am – 11:00 am 9/31

Discover how essential oils can transform the way you manage your health. These natural chemical compounds are life changing. Live healthy, live longer. Making just a few changes in your lifestyle can help you live longer. A healthy lifestyle has both short and long term health benefits. Long term, eating a balanced diet, taking regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can add years to your life and reduce the risk of certain diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.

Instructor: Mr. Horace Goins

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 208


African Diaspora Arts 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 & 12/5

“For the embattled/There is no place/that cannot be home/Nor is.” (Audre Lorde) This course will introduce students to the discourse of the African diaspora as it relates to cultural, artistic, and historical contexts. Students will be tasked to expand their ideas of the black diaspora unto a global phenomenology, resisting Western equivalences of ‘black’ with North American, ‘diaspora’ with slavery. Students will also learn and attempt diasporic cultural signifiers, including Jamaican dance, Louisiana Creole foodways, and Afro-Indian festivities. Topics might include: language, postcoloniality, miscegenation, folklore, art, magic and religion.

Instructor:Mr. Brenton Boyd

Location:Harvey Library Conference Room, 1st Floor


Healthy Aging, Healthy Living Seminar 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 9/26

We will discuss maintaining a healthy lifestyle through your nutritional intake.

Instructor: Karen C. Godette.,RD.

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 207


Wednesday Courses

“Digging up Roots” 9:30 am - 10:30 am 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 & 12/6

This class is a continuation of learning strategies and techniques for tracing and documenting family history through family documents, oral history, personal memories, public records, the Internet, and other resources. Ideas for preserving family records and history will also be discussed in this class.

Instructor: Mrs. Stephanie Thomas

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 207


Yoga for Everyone 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 & 12/6

This class focuses on fundamental yoga poses to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Modifications are given to allow everyone to practice at their own personal level. Breath work and meditation combined with the asana (poses) make this class a rich time of practice. You will need a yoga mat for this class.

Instructor: Ms. Alice McAdory

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 208


Genealogy “Digging up Roots” 9:30 am - 10:30 am 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 & 10/18

This class is a continuation of learning strategies and techniques for tracing and documenting family history through family documents, oral history, personal memories, public records, the Internet, and other resources. Ideas for preserving family records and history will also be discussed in this class.

Instructor: Mrs. Stephanie Thomas

Location: Student Center Aerobics Room


Yoga for Everyone 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 & 10/18

This class focuses on fundamental yoga poses to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Modifications are given to allow everyone to practice at their own personal level. Breath work and meditation combined with the asana (poses) make this class a rich time of practice. You will need a yoga mat for this class.

Instructor: Ms.Alice McAdory

Location: Student Center Aerobics Room


Quilting “Squares, Squares, Squares II” 9:00 am - 11:30 am 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 11/29 & 12/6

This quilt is a study in squares. There are squares beside squares, squares inside of squares, squares surrounding squares, big squares, and little squares. The technique for making this quilt involves cutting strips, cutting squares from the strips; sewing strips together, and cutting rows of squares from sewn strips. Great for three or four colors, and excellent as a stash buster. Supplies will be needed.Skill Level (All levels)

Instructor: Mrs. Vivian Walker

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205


Thursday Courses

iPhone Explorers 11:00am – 12:00pm 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, & 12/7

Are you interested in exploring and learning more about your iPhone? Students will learn how to get the most out of using their iPhones. Workshop will include but is not limited to: downloading apps and graphics, GPS directions, utilizing Siri, making notes, making voice memos, face time, checking your email, and other fun stuff.

Prerequisite: iPhone must be a 5s, 6, or 6s, 7, or 7s.

Instructor: Mrs. A. Delores Minor

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 208


The Believers “GOD” 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 10/25 & 11/01

These two sessions are designed to enrich the believers understanding of God and learn more about Him through foundational biblical teaching. We will explore the Attributes of God, the Names of God and the Characteristics of God to help believers learn more about God and be drawn closer to Him.

Instructor: Dr. Saundra Cherry

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 208


Quilting “Pineapple Quilt” 9:00 am - 11:30 am 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 & 12/15

The pineapple quilt, a classic Americana quilt block, is among the easiest to recognize in the quilting world. It is believed to have emerged in the mid 1800’s during Lincoln’s presidential campaign. The pineapple block was and is a symbol of opulence and hospitality. The beauty of the pineapple quilt block is the wide variety of color schemes an patterns you can choose when composing one. This beauty gives you unlimited options when it comes to designing a block that fits your tastes and preferences. Come quilt with us, a we explore this beauty, and make a stunning quilt. And, there will be no paper piecing! Supplies will be needed. Level—Intermediate and Advanced

Instructor: Mrs. Vivian Walker

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205


Beginning Spanish 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30 & 12/7

This course is designed for beginning students, who wants to continue learning the basics of speaking Spanish.

Instructor: Mrs. Julia Hughey

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206


Intermediate Spanish 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30 & 12/07

This class is designed for those who have a basic background in Spanish pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.

Instructor: Mrs. Julia Hughey

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206


Friday Courses

First Aid& CPR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 & 10/27

This course provides comprehensive study of the Cardiopulmonary Recitation and first aid techniques and procedures used in an emergency response. Successful completion of this course will result in national certification

Instructor: Ms. Elizabeth Elam

Location: Harvey Library, Conference Room 1st floor


Watercolor 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1 & 12/8

This Watercolor class is designed for all OLLI students interested in developing their aesthetic and cultural awareness, gaining multitude of experiences and explorations with one of the nicest water media – watercolor. During the six week session, six different projects will be accomplished from an introductory level to an advanced level. Advanced students are required to bring their own supplies. Beginners will explore the fundamentals of watercolor painting, such as materials, techniques and color relationships; with an emphasis on paint application, principles of design and expression. Various past and contemporary artists will be introduced with each project. Students will work from direct observation and images.

Instructor: Mrs. Oskana Davis

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 205


Economics, War, Politics, Mass Media 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1 & 12/8

In these sessions we will continue to explore the historical barriers the Blacks face to full participation in American Society through the nine areas identified by Neely Fuller, Jr. economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war. We will review the varied solutions posed by noted experts and discuss the feasibility and implications of becoming engaged in systemic change. We will continue to reference the texts used in the prior sessions and other selected texts, articles, and videos.

Instructor: Mr. Kenneth Elazier

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 206


Movie Day


United Kingdom 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm 11/17

In the 1940s, King Serestse Khams of Botoswana shocks the world when he marries a British white woman named Ruth Williams, outing his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Open discussion with Mr. Kenneth Elazier Location:

Student Center Movie Theater

$2 Admission per person of students registered.


*Please register as soon as possible; each class is dependent on the number