QUESTION:  A few friends of mine were telling me about the OLLI classes they have been taking at CSUCI and thought I might be interested in the upcoming offering.  Can you tell me about it — when, where etc?

  ANSWER:  Your friends were referring to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute known as “OLLI” that is based at California State University Channel Islands and serves those who believe that “curiosity never retires.”

  It offers an adventure in academia to adults over 50 years of age with courses in lecture and discussion format with – no grades – no tests  – no homework – for those who are still in love with learning.

  The session your friends are referring to is the “single class” session that is offered between regular semester sessions and will be starting on June 12 and run through July 25.

  Classes have been scheduled at four locations.

  Twelve classes will be offered at CSCUI Broom Library, 2325 at One University Drive in Camarillo on Tuesdays starting June 12 through July 24.  Class time will be from 10:00 to noon or 1:00 to 3:00.

  Class subjects will include:  The Human Story of the Channel Islands, Bobby Fischer: Chess on the World Stage, The Power of Stem Cells, Lifeboat No. 18: Surviving the Titanic, China and India – a Geopolitical Survey, Drunk Monks, Exploring the Deep Sea (from your own living room), “In the Beginning” – the story of CSCUI, The Art of Persuading Others, California: A Nation Disguised as a State Faces Election, Ethical Issues with Advances in Medical Technology and Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness.

  Ventura Adult and Continuing Education (VACE) located at 5200 Valentine Road in Ventura will offer six classes on Wednesdays from June 13 through July 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

  Class subjects will include:  Art and Ritual in Native California, The Federal Reserve System: The Mystery Revealed, Poet and Controversy, The Psychology of Mass Shootings, Five American Architects Who Shook the World and Trial By Fire in the Urban-Chaparral Interface.

  Five classes will be offered at Studio Channel Islands Art Center, 2222 E. Ventura Boulevard in Camarillo on Thursdays June 14 through July 19 from 10:00 to noon.

  Offerings include:  Ocean Litter and Microplastics: New wave of Research, China’s Clean Power, The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Robotics, Automation and Our Changing Society, and The Emergence of Modernism England.

  The Channel Islands Boating Center at 3889 Bluefin Circle in Oxnard will host four classes on Saturdays from June 16 through July 21 from 10:30 to 12:30.

  Those classes are:  Sideshow to Main Tent: College Sports History, The Land Down Under, Where is ET? – Are We Alone, and Exodus: The Ship that Launched a Nation.

  Class registration is now in progress.  For more information or to register for a class or two call 1-805-437-2748 or go to their website



  WEDNESDAY – May 30 – 2018 National Senior Health & Fitness Day – “Active Today – – – Healthier Tomorrow” – at CLU Community Pool – have fun with water exercise followed by a BBQ lunch.  Must pre-register – call Goebel Center 1-805-381-2744 or sign up at Goebel’s front desk.

  SUNDAY – June 3 – Ladin Subaru 25th Annual Love Run – half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile walk-run race at 3011 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village.   For more information or to register call Senior Concerns at 1-805-497-0189.

  WEDNESDAY – June 6 – 1:00 pm – “Meet the 2018 Senior of the Year Nominees” – at Thousand Oaks Council on Aging Meeting, at Civic Arts Plaza Board Room, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

  THURSDAY – June 7 – 5:30 pm – 2018 Thousand Oaks Senior of the Year Dinner and Award Ceremony  – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  Tickets are $6 and available at Goebel’s front desk.

  FRIDAY – June 8 – 8:30 am to 1:00 pm – AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-805-382-2744.


  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 1-805-495-6250 or e-mail (please include your telephone number.)  You are invited to submit questions on senior issues.


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