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This is OLLI: Classes offer variety of subjects for every interest

OLLI's Spring 2 session will begin April 2. Registration is now under way and filling fast. What exciting classes are being offered!

Morning and afternoon classes are offered every weekday. Most morning classes begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon. After joining fellow OLLI members for lunch at the cafeteria, afternoon classes begin at 1 and end at 3 p.m.

Monday offers such subjects as "Installing Solar Panels", "History of England", "The History and Future of the Internet Society" and "Lewis and Clark's Expedition".

Interested in the "Big Band Era"? Tuesday mornings, Mike Vax will offer a class that sounds like fun and perhaps may bring back some memories. A course about "Alexander the Great" is on the program as well as one called "Medical Myths, Lies and Half-Truths". Find out what popular beliefs are not necessarily true. "Foreign Films" and "America's Game, Super Bowls" may perk your interest or a class called "Seinfeld paradox".

Wednesday morning brings subjects such as "Photographing Assigned Subjects" and "The American Revolution". Wednesday afternoon, learn about "Anne Boleyn and Lady Jane", "General Robert E. Lee" or "Facebook".

Take a trip from "Arizona to Australia" with a bona fide Aussie on Thursday or learn about "The Great Ancient Civilizations", taking you to Asia Minor. Arguably, this area has seen more history and has played a major role in different cultures, religions and politics. Carol Hammond, a retired English teacher and Marci Jones, a retired history teacher from Prescott High School, plan on facilitating a class called "The History of World Literature".

Before classes convene on Fridays, between 8:30 and 9:45 a.m., "Munch and Learn", facilitated by Rudy Arena, offers special lectures, given by guests who are experts in different fields.

At 10 a.m. regular classes begin. One of the classes offered Friday mornings is "Asian Religions". Perhaps go on a space odyssey in "Understanding the Universe". Interested in politics? How about a class in foreign policy? Your creative side can be developed in "How to Publish Your Finished Writing" or "An Experiment in Creativity". Like films on different subjects? "Six Decades a Star: Bette Davis" may be of interest, or "The Career and Films of Charlie Chaplin". "Films from a Feminist Perspective" should be interesting as well.

The NAU building in Prescott Valley presents some classes on Fridays. "Viewpoint" is a current events class. That class is always lively. There will also be a class about Arizona's plant life in a "Virtual Tour" presentation given at the PV Library's PC Lab.

Whatever your interests, OLLI has a place for you. All you have to do is call the OLLI office at 717-7634, become a member and select your classes. Looking forward to seeing you at OLLI.

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is a peer directed membership organization at Yavapai College's Prescott campus and NAU's Prescott Valley building, next to the library. OLLI offers over 200 peer facilitated classes during a five, 6 - week sessions a year. For more information or to get on the mailing list please call 717-7634.

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