QUESTION:  A friend and I were talking about keeping busy and perhaps taking some classes.  She suggested that you have written about Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, known as “OLLI” in the past.  Do you have any information on upcoming offerings?

  ANSWER:  Yes I do – a Spring ll 2019 catalog was just handed to me.  Enrollment is now in progress and classes will begin on March 25.

  During this session classes will be held at six locations and 23 subjects will be offered.

  The Agoura Hills Recreation & Event Center at 29900 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills will offer three classes on Mondays.  Classes included are Influence & Impact: The French Colony of 19th Century L.A.; Special Topics in Calamity Physics: A Novel; and Vintage Film Comedy: For the Love of Laughter.

  Leisure Village Recreation Center at 200 Village Drive in Camarillo will offer one class on Thursdays — Pre-code Hollywood: Defying the Censors.

  Ventura Adult & Continuing Education (VACE) located at 5200 Valentine Road in Ventura will offer one class on Wednesdays – Blue Gold: Water, Fire and You.  

  Studio Channel Islands located at 2222 E. Ventura Boulevard in Camarillo will have classes on Thursdays and Fridays; Mysteries of our Universe; Art of the French Revolution: Baroque to Romanticism; and Conflict and Consensus in International Relations.

  Little House in Ojai at 111 W. Santa Ana Street in Ojai will offer Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Its Afterlives on Fridays.

   Fourteen subjects will be available at CSU Channel Islands main campus.  Included in this varied list you will find: Give Peace a Chance: The American Antiwar Movement in the Vietnam Era; Human Rationality, Conflict and Cooperation on Mondays.

  Tuesdays will include Historical Archaeology: Revealing the Past by Bridging the Humanities and Sciences; Geology: Introduction to the Home Planet; Departures in California Politics and Survey of Film Composers.

  There will be 3 offerings on Wednesdays – Jewel of the Nile; Parallels of Recent Music and Art History; and the American Revolution – Politics, Strategy and Tactics.   

  Thursday’s single offering will be Cognitive Training and on Friday there will be two classes – Globalization and Development and The Cemetery of Forgotten Books.

  Saturday’s selections are Traditional Arts of Sub-Saharan Africa and Poets and Songwriters of the l960s.

  The Channel Islands location is One University Drive in Camarilla and classes are held at the Broome Library.

 Enrollment can be completed by phone (805) 437-2748 (ext 0 or 2) but not by voice mail or by mail to CSUCI, One University Drive, Sage Hall 2109, Camarillo, CA 93012 or by hand delivery.



  FRIDAY – MARCH 15 – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm – 9th Annual – “Caregiver Recognition Day” –at Los Robles Greens, 299 Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks with  Special Guest Comedian Fritz Coleman, NBC4 & Defying Fravix.  Admission is free but reservations are required and can be made by calling (805) 497-0189 or on-line


  THURSDAY – March 21 – 9:00 am to 1:30 pm – AARP “Refresher Smart Driver Course” – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  Cost for AARP members is $15 for non-members $20.  For information call (805) 381-2744.


  Betty Berry is a senior advocate for Senior Concerns.  The advocates are located at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA

91362 or call (805) 495-6250 or e-mail (please include your telephone number.)  You are invited to submit questions on senior issues.


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