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Gulf Park Courses

ZOOM with OLLI! We'd planned to offer in-person classes this fall; however, as a result of COVID-19 concerns, we transitioned to ZOOM, a secure online delivery format, a week prior to the start of the fall semester.

ZOOM is a user-friendly program, and instructions on downloading it are available in the short, simple video available in this link: ZOOM with OLLI! If you need assistance or practice in Zoom, feel free to call us.

Course lists are available in the Gulf Park Courses and Hattiesburg Courses pages of this website. Icons for each are in the left-side menu, and no matter which city you're in, you may enroll in classes listed for either campus. ZOOM provides us an opportunity to participate in courses with peers from both campuses, no driving required.

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Call 601.264.2780 in Hattiesburg or 228.214.3277 in Long Beach if you have questions about joining or registering.

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All OLLI courses are currently available in ZOOM format only.
 
Tai Chi for Health/Fall Prevention - Zoom – $25 each term(except mini-term)
Mondays and Wednesdays
Mini-Term: August 17 - September 2
Term I: Mondays, Wednesdays, September 9 - October 7
Term II: Mondays, Wednesdays, October 19 - November 18
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Three-Week Class led by Susan Nodurft

This is a beginning Tai Chi course for those with or without previous experience and is designed to prevent falls and improve balance, health, and well-being. This specific program was developed by health and Tai Chi professionals to be safe, easy to learn, and proven effective by medical studies

Archaeological Discoveries of the Tower of London – ZOOM – $15
Tuesdays, August 18 and 25
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Two-Part Seminar led by Rebecca Orfila 
Over the course of its nearly 1,000-year history, the Tower of London has functioned as much more than a prison. Current discoveries highlight the dynamic nature of the site, turning many long held assumptions about it upside down. Come discover the history and archaeology of this historic English structure. Becky Orfila is a retired archaeologist and avocational historian with research interests in forgotten or unusual history, red-light districts, and cemetery studies.

Hunter-Gatherers – ZOOM – $10
Friday, August 21
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Dr. Victoria Hippard
Hunter-gatherers have populated the earth for hundreds of thousands of years, for 90% of human history. Of what importance is this prehistoric worldview as we negotiate the highly technical third millennium? We will look at the traditions of the Inuit, Native Americans, Bushmen, and Aborigines as well as "green consciousness" and prehistoric art. Victoria Hippard MSW, Ph.D., LCSW has taught as an adjunct professor at Loyola and Tulane. She maintains a small private practice in psychotherapy in New Orleans. She enjoys learning about the many ways in which people find meaning and enlightenment.


Native Bee Biology – ZOOM - $15
Fridays, August 21 and 28
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Two-Part Seminar led by Dr. Blair Sampson
This course is an introduction to the diversity and behavioral adaptations of native bees and their importance to ecosystem function and agricultural sustainability. Dr. Blair Sampson has studied insect- related and pollination problems in the garden and on the small family farm for almost thirty years. Blair has published over 100 scientific and trade articles, many regarding bee science.

Birding Southern Mississippi; A Beginners Guide – ZOOM - $10
Monday, August 24
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Dave Reed
Over 400 species of birds either live in or migrate through the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Come learn how to get started in the enjoyable pastime of bird watching. Topics will include birding locations in the area, equipment needs, and tips to identify some of the more common birds in the area. Dave Reed worked as a hydrologist and river forecaster for the National Weather Service for thirty-two years. Since his retirement, he has enjoyed traveling and pursuing his hobbies of bird watching and bird photography.

Bucket List Cruises – ZOOM – $10
Monday, August 24
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Dick Vogel
This seminar will cover details on the following cruise destinations: Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, British Isles, Baltic Capitals, to include Russia, Fall in New England and Canada, and Southern Caribbean. Vogel is retired army, retired from Southern Miss Athletics and is currently Senior Program Manager at WCU. He has traveled on 39 cruises.

Which Way Is Up? Appreciating Art through Virtual Museum Visits – ZOOM - $10
Tuesday, August 25
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Catherine Parker Edmonson
Engaging with complex and beautiful forms can soothe the mind. As increasing numbers of museums digitize their collections, remote visits present a unique opportunity. Often, light-sensitive works are tucked in drawers and frescoes might be undergoing renovation. Visiting artworks online is ideal — no jet lag.

Senior Readers Intro to Acting & Theatre – ZOOM – $10

Wednesday, August 26
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Sherri Marengo 
Acting on stage isn't just for the young folks, it's also for the young at heart! Senior Readers Acting is a wonderful creative way to get on stage and be someone else for a while. In this course we learn acting WITH a script in hand, using improv skills, props like hats and the fun of being OVERLY dramatic. Sherri Marengo is a retired radio personality active in live theater since 2003. Between musical events, both as a performer and host, she has been on the state board for MS Theatre. She is now the founder of Legacy Actors Theatre Experience. 

Too Small to Be a Country; Too Big to Be an Asylum – ZOOM – $10
Monday, August 31
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Dr. Bo Morgan
This seminar will offer sketches of some of 20th- century Mississippi's more colorful personalities, with particular attention to their use of the written and spoken word. Bo Morgan is a Hattiesburg native who taught history at Memphis State University, USM, University of Kentucky (1991-94) and Delta State University (1994-2009).

The Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America – ZOOM – $10
Monday, August 31
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Dave Reed 
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 is arguably the worst natural disaster to affect the United States. In addition to inundating all of the lower Mississippi Valley and causing massive destruction, the flood was a catalyst for significant changes in the United States. Dave Reed worked as a hydrologist and river forecaster for the National Weather Service for thirty-two years. Since his retirement, he has enjoyed traveling and pursuing his hobbies of bird watching and bird photography. 

Humor in Your Life – ZOOM – $25
Tuesdays, September 1 - September 29
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ZOOM Online Learning
Five-Week Class led by Dr. John Meyer
In this seminar, you will explore some background and explanations of humor. What makes things funny? Understand some functions of humor for us in communication and society. Why do we value and enjoy it so much? Look for ways that humor can persuade and help us build relationships. Learn how humor can be essential to life. John Meyer, PhD, Univ. of Kansas, is Professor of Communication Studies at USM. He continues research on humor in communication along with teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on the topic.

Aging, Social Isolation and Health: What Can We Do? – ZOOM - $10
Wednesday, September 2
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Dr. Michael Forster
A growing body of research reveals the many negative effects of social isolation (aka “loneliness”) on the physical and mental health of older persons in particular. This session will examine the scope and dimensions of the social isolation phenomenon, before turning to consider traditional and innovative approaches to promoting healthy relationship development and maintenance in older adults. Michael Forster is Professor of Social Work at USM. He currently serves on several non-profit boards and advocates for the physical, mental and community benefits of both civic engagement and social dancing.

A Look at Theories of Aging – ZOOM – $5

Wednesday, September 2
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
One-Hour Seminar led by Dr. Beverly Lansden and Tom Hageman 
Join us for a guided tour of the latest thinking on aging and how to alter the process. Dr. Beverly Lansden is a retired board certified physician in endocrinology and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Tom Hageman, former training officer in the U.S. Army Reserves, businessman, and recipient of the Distinguished Toastmaster Certification (DTM) from Toastmasters International, now provides information and education on the body's ability to deal with health issues.

Introducing Birdwatching – ZOOM – $25
Tuesdays, September 8 - October 6
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

ZOOM Online Learning
Five-Week Class led by Dr. Clarke Millette
This class is an introduction to birding, concentrating on local common birds, and is not designed for experienced birders. We will discuss equipment, feeding, guide books, internet birding, basic principles of bird identification, birding ethics, particular bird species and topics suggested by participants. Dr. Clarke Millette is a retired medical school scientist and professor and is a founding faculty member at the William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an avid local birder.

Yoga Flow – $25
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Term I:   September 8 through October 8
Term II:  October 20 through November 19
Five-Week Class led by Ashley Stewart
This yoga class is for the learner who has been practicing yoga and is ready to move to the next level. The class will consist of a series of sun salutations and standing poses followed by a cool down stand with seated pines and supine poses. Ashley Stewart has a passion for health and fitness. Her purpose is to inspire others to better themselves mentally, physically and spiritually.
 
The Church in Exile: Then and Now – ZOOM – $25
Tuesdays, September 8 - October 6
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ZOOM Online Learning
Five-Week Class led by Rev. Brett Harris and Dr. Daniel Browning
In light of the current pandemic and the ways in which it has shifted the way we interact with one another, including in our religious traditions, this course, co-taught with Dr. Daniel Browning, will look at the history of the exile in the Biblical narrative through religious, historical, and archaeological lenses. Rev. Brett Harris serves as co- pastor of University Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. He has taught several previous courses at OLLI on a variety of topics from religion and politics to current events.

The History of OLLI at USM – ZOOM – $10
Wednesday, September 9
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning

Seminar led by Sue Pace
Join us to learn how OLLI at USM has evolved, from the founder. Sue Pace will take us from the beginning of the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) to the current Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Sue Pace holds a Master of Science degree from Oklahoma State University. She is the founder and former director of ILR/OLLI and former director of Continuing Education at USM.

Chairobics – ZOOM – $25 each term
Mondays and Wednesdays
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Term I: September 9  through October 12
Term II: October 19 through November 18
Five-Week Class led by Valerie Webber

Chairobics combines fun and fitness while moving to music. This class is designed to increase muscle strength and range of movement as well as improve cardiovascular health. Small hand weights and elastic bands are used for toning. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. No on-the-floor exercises. Valerie Webber is a Southern Miss graduate with a BSBA and MBA. She is a life member of the USM Alumni Association and has worked in the accounting and finance industry and in IT

Beginning Bridge, Part 2 – ZOOM – $15
Thursdays, September 10 - October 8
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Five-Week, One-Hour Class led by Ellen Davies

This course is the second half of basic bridge. We will review fundamentals and learn a few new skills. Due to Covid-19, this course will examine hands, not play them. Ellen Davies is a retired teacher and lawyer. She learned bridge as a teenager. She has taken and taught many bridge courses at OLLI.

Acrylics – ZOOM - $25
Term I: Thursdays, September 10 - October 8
Term II: Thursdays, October 19 - December 3 (No class on Thanksgiving)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Five-Week Class led by Marty Broadus Turnbo
This class focuses on learning the techniques and skills needed to create acrylic paintings. Students will learn how to paint different compositions and have fun! Supply List: Surface to paint (watercolor paper, cardboard, mat board, wooden board, etc.), acrylic paints (a variety of colors), acrylic brushes (three sizes), design to paint, transfer paper, pencil. Marty Broadus is a retired art and drama teacher and is a secretary for the South MS Art Association. In 2011, she assisted her daughter, Lola, in starting the local Painting with a Twist studio.

Watercolor – ZOOM - $25
Term I: Thursdays, September 10 - October 8
Term II: Thursdays, October 19 - December 3 (No class on Thanksgiving)
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Five-Week Class led by Marty Broadus Turnbo
Learn watercolor basics, color theory, tricks, and techniques, wet-on-wet vs. wet-on-dry. This class is for all who love watercolor or want to try; let's have fun! Supply List: watercolors, round watercolor brushes (assorted sizes, S - L); watercolor paper (9 x 12 or so), painter's tape, resist medium such as crayons, pastels and/or masking fluid.

Yellowstone and Beyond – ZOOM - $10
Monday, September 14
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Leonard Martin

Join us as Leonard Martin shares his experiences traveling the United States and Canada. He will also speak about his previous job when working at Yellowstone for the Older and Bolder group. Leonard Martin retired in 2014 and traveled around North America for two years. He also worked at Yellowstone for three months.

From the Caves to the Naves – ZOOM  - $25
Mondays, September 14 - October 19
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ZOOM Online Learning
Five-Week Class led by Dana Stratton
This class will be a brief survey (as well as gossip) of the art and architecture that formed the basis for Western Art History. Dana Stratton is a retired art and art history instructor who has taught at OLLI for almost twenty years. She is also a published illustrator and an award-winning watercolorist. 

Swedish Cuisine and Food Culture  – $10
Monday, September 14
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Catherine Parker Edmonson
Come learn how to make and taste a classic Swedish food meal. Hear about the history of Swedish cuisine and its culinary culture. Dalida Bollig owns and operates FIKA Swedish Cafe downtown, has a background in government work, culinary expertise and years of travel.
 
Evening Tai Chi for Health – ZOOM – $25
Mondays, September 14 - November 16
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Nine-Week Class led by Susan Nodurft
This course introduces the basic principles and practices of Tai Chi and requires no previous experience. The program includes the teaching of an easy-to-learn Tai Chi routine, discussion of the beneficial effects on health and well-being, and an outline of resources to support and further a home practice.

Riot of Color - ZOOM – $10
Tuesday, September 15
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Catherine Parker Edmonson
In this seminar, writer Virginia Woolf and writers and artists of The Bloomsbury Group and the Post-Impressionists will be examined. Catherine Parker Edmonson, an art historian whose research focuses on the interwar years in Paris, studies the European city’s role as crucible for cross-genre creative work.

What's Up With Those Pentecostals? – ZOOM – $10
Wednesdays, September 16 and September 23
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Two-Part Seminar led by Susan Jenkins
From brush arbors to beautiful sanctuaries, from rotten tomatoes to a trendy religion, Pentecostalism in general has shifted in popularity over the years. But what is it, really, and when did it start? How is it different from the other religious groups of today? What is meant by Apostolic Pentecostal? Come and see! Susan Jenkins is a semi-retired social worker who became a student of the doctrine and history of Apostolic Pentecostalism over 30 years ago. She has authored one book on Apostolic Pentecostal life.
 
Establishing a Home-Based Meditation Practice – ZOOM - $10
Friday, September 18
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Allison Mull
This course will look at basic tenets, modalities and goals of meditation, identify the personal intentions of the members, then carefully blend both to create an individual, successful and fulfilling home practice for each learner. We will explore how a meditation practice impacts mindfulness. Allison Mull is a full-time instructor at MGCCC who has studied with different lineage teachers for more than a decade.
 
Understanding Medicare and Social Security – ZOOM - $5
Monday, September 21
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
One-Hour Seminar led by Kim Casano-Ware
This seminar is geared towards those turning sixty-five who would like a better understanding of retirement benefits and social security benifits. Kim Casano-Ware is an independent insurance agent and broker.
 
Bee-utiful, Bee-friendly Gardens – ZOOM - $10
Tuesday, September 22
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Dr. LaRue Stephens

Honey bees and other pollinators have a vital role in world food production. Flowerless landscapes and other factors have led to a serious loss in pollinator numbers. What can we do to reverse the loss of pollinator habitat? Creating bee-utiful, bee-friendly gardens is a first step and can help restore lost habitat. Dr. LaRue Stephens has kept honey bees since 1984 and currently manages more than thirty colonies for honey production. He is a certified beekeeper through the University of Georgia's Beekeeping Institute.

Volunteer Opportunities with the American Red Cross – ZOOM - $5 CANCELLED
Monday, September 28
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
One-Hour Seminar led by Jim Gragg

Attendees will learn about the wide-ranging services provided by the premier disaster assistance organization and the opportunities to volunteer locally, across the region and nation, and inter-nationally. From helping during a crisis through supporting our armed forces and beyond, a volunteer's time and talent can make a difference in people's lives.

Just Kidding! – ZOOM – $10
Friday, October 2
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Dr. Perry Combs
Classical composers and performers are not always serious. Dr. Combs will provide examples and explain the humor. Perry Combs was principal violist and concert master of many orchestras and has taught in several colleges and schools. Dr. Combs was paddled regularly in grade school and junior high!

Geology of the National Parks Series: Grand Canyon – ZOOM – $10
Wednesday, October 7
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Jim Dryden
The most recognizable force impacting the Grand Canyon was erosion, but a number of processes combined to create the views that we see today, including the river, vulcanism and continental drift. This seminar will provide enough geological background to understand these processes, as well as recognizing several features when you visit the Park. Jim Dryden worked for the US Bureau of Land Management for 31 years as an archaeologist and geologist. He holds dual degrees in geology and environmental studies. His research focus has been studies of fish, wildlife and endangered species.

Care and Maintenance of Flowering Plants in South MS – ZOOM - $10
Tuesday, October 13
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Polly Cuevas
We will be discussing plants that are good to use during the heat of summer and how to care for and maintain these plants. Polly Cuevas has been the manager at Pine Hills Nursery from its beginning in 1986.
 
The Joys of Forest Bathing – ZOOM - $15
Tuesdays, October 13 and October 20
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Two-Part Seminar led by Nadine Phillips
Join Nadine to explore the healing practice of forest bathing. Also known as shinrin-yoku, you will learn about the simple, immersive activity of mindfully taking in the forest atmosphere through the senses. Forest bathing invites you to slow down and connect with the natural world. Possible evolving effects are better health, happiness and a sense of calm. Nadine Phillips is a librarian with a lifelong love of nature. She embodies this passion as a nature mindfulness facilitator. Studying and practicing forest bathing for several years, she has found joyful awareness and seeks to share her experience. 
 
Choosing Happiness – ZOOM - $15
Wednesday and Friday, October 14 and 16
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Two-Part Seminar led by Dr. Randy Arnau
This seminar explores the psychology behind what makes us happy and highlights several key character strengths that we can cultivate to increase our overall contentment and joy. The session is part discussion, part instruction, with an emphasis on research- supported, actionable takeaways that you can implement in your daily life. Dr. Randy Arnau is a professor of psychology at Southern Miss and a licensed psychologist. He conducts scientific research on traits and habits associated with happiness and life satisfaction, and he teaches a course on the Science of Happiness.
 
The Battle and Siege of Vicksburg – ZOOM – $10
Tuesday, October 20
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Rodney Nichols

Join us in a virtual reenactment of the events that allowed the Union Army to take control of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy on July 1-3, 1863. Those days were a turning point of the Civil War. The Vicksburg Campaign under Union General Ulysses S. Grant will be reviewed for its importance and effect on later battles of the Civil War. Rodney Nichols is a retired physical and therapist native of Vicksburg, MS, who has read extensively on the Civil War history of Vicksburg.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body – ZOOM – $10
Wednesday, October 21
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Kristen Davis
This evidence-based program has been created by the National Alzheimer's Association to provide education on the ways you can live healthier lifestyles to lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. Kristen Davis has a master’s degree in social work as well as a current LMSW license to practice. She is the program coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association, Mississippi Chapter, and has three years’ experience working in long-term care.
 
The Low Carb Diet with Intermittent Fasting – ZOOM – $25
Wednesdays, October 21 - November 18
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Five-Week Class led by Dr. Sandra Bender
Using information based on books by Jason Fung, MD, participants will learn how to use a low carbohydrate diet with intermittent fasting to prevent and reverse obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure as well as to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. This course is for educational purposes only and will not replace medical treatment. Sandra Bender is a retired nurse and psychologist. She learned about the importance of a low carb diet through her bout with cancer. Nate Bender, PhD, also a psychologist, will teach with her. She and Nate have been intermittent fasting for a year.

Bridge Review and Questions – ZOOM – $15
Thursdays, October 22 - November 9
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Five-Week, One-Hour Class led by Ellen Davies
Join Ellen in this Zoom course, intended to answer all those bridge questions you have been gathering. The review portion of this class will keep your bridge skills honed. Ellen Davies is a retired teacher and lawyer who learned to play bridge many years ago. She has taught a number of bridge courses at OLLI. Her style is casual and fun.

War! It Just got Graphic – ZOOM - $5
Thursday, October 22
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
One-Hour Seminar led by Jamie Stanfield

Want to learn about warfare as depicted in comics? This presentation will explore comics seen in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and many other wars in the 21st century that became popular graphic novels, such as Maus.

Paranormal Investigation: Realities vs. the Unexplained – ZOOM – $15
Fridays, October 23 and 30
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Two-Part Seminar led by Lois Ellitt
This serious, yet entertaining, two-part seminar shares paranormal history, evidence, investigative tools, and frauds in the field. We'll cover safety, set up, investigation, evidence collection and review, and resolutions. Lois Ellitt has over forty years of experience in science-based investigations covering all paranormal aspects, including ghost-hunt sites, bigfoot hunts, and urban legends.

Discover the USM Herbarium; Learn to Collect and Mount Plants – ZOOM – $15
Mondays, October 26 and November 2
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Two-Part Seminar led by Dr. Mac Alford
Take a tour (even if it is virtual!) of the herbarium (plant museum) of the University of Southern Mississippi, which is located at the Lake Thoreau Environmental Center. Following the tour, participants will learn how to prepare specimens of plants suitable for museums or personal scientific or artistic collections. Dr. Mac Alford is a professor of botany at the University of Southern Mississippi. A native of Liberty, MS, Dr. Alford has had a passion for plants since childhood and currently studies temperate, tropical and fossil plants.
 
Lauren Rogers Museum History and Virtual Tour – $10
Tuesday, October 27
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by George Bassi and Hillary Steinwinder
This Zoom tour will be a presentation of the history of the founding of Laurel, the timber industry boom, and history of the Museum. George Bassi, Museum Director, will share the history for the first hour of the tour, then Hillary Steinwinder, Curator of Education will follow for the second hour with a tour of the Museum's collections. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes view of the Museum.
 
Basic Lawn Care - ZOOM – $10
Wednesday, November 4
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Ross Overstreet
This seminar will be a brief overview of lawn care, including fertilization, insect and disease control, mowing etc. Ross is an extension agent in Agriculture and Natural Resource for MS State Extension Service in Lamar County. He holds a degree in Golf/Sports Turf management.
 

Making Sense of Nutrition – ZOOM – $15
Fridays, November 6 and 13
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Two-Park Seminar led by Holly Kapukinski
This seminar will explore food awareness practices, current dietary food plans, fresh food versus packaged food, and how to make sense of healthy eating for improved health and wellness.

Diabetes Superfoods and Healthy Cooking Demonstration – ZOOM – $5
Thursday, November 12
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Two-Park Seminar led by April Sins
The American Diabetes Association has identified 10 "superfoods" that are high in vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. Find out about these superfoods and have a healthy cooking class making a Veggie Frittata. April Sins is Rouses' Registered Dietitian. She works to help customers learn about their "Eat Right with Rouses" programs through shopping tours, health fairs, social media and news segments, and the Rouses website.

Senior Readers Intro to Acting & Theatre – ZOOM – $10
Tuesday, November 17
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
ZOOM Online Learning
Seminar led by Sherri Marengo
Acting on stage isn't just for the young folks, it's also for the young at heart! Senior Readers Acting is a wonderful creative way to get on stage and be someone else for a while. In this course we learn acting WITH a script in hand, using improv skills, props like hats and the fun of being OVERLY dramatic. Sherri Marengo is a retired radio personality active in live theater since 2003. Between musical events, both as a performer and host, she has been on the state board for MS Theatre. She is now the founder of Legacy Actors Theatre Experience.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGs)
(No Charge and All are Exclusive to OLLI Members)

Due to virus concerns and the increased risk associated with in-person classes, the SIGs listed below are unable to meet face-to-face this fall. The SIGs meeting via Zoom at this time are marked with an asterisk. Please register online for these SIGs and contact either office with questions. 228.214.3277 (Gulf Park) or 601.264.2780 (Hattiesburg)

Gulf Park Members:

*OLLI Book Club -  Meets 4th Friday of each month, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom.

HATTIESBURG Members:

Advanced Tai Chi  — Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.

Current Events Discussion Group  — Mondays at 10:00 a.m.

Knit and Crochet  — Mondays at 12:30 p.m.

*Life Story Writing SIG and Poetry SIG combined  — 3rd Friday at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
                                                                                      
 
*Mississippi Books and Authors — 4th Friday at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom
                                                         (10/23 meeting only at noon)

 

*OLLI Book Club  — 2nd Friday at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

OLLI Plus One — 1st Monday at 12:00 p.m.

*Photography  — 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. via Zoo

Poetry Writing  — 3rd Friday at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Fall Sing-Along — Mondays at 11:30 a.m.

Texas Hold 'Em Poker — Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

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Hattiesburg Campus

3601 Pearl Street               Peck House                            118 College Drive, #5055 Hattiesburg, MS 39406     

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Email
tay.baucumFREEMississippi

Phone
601.264.2780

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Gulf Park Campus

Elizabeth Hall 104               730 E. Beach Blvd.          
Long Beach, MS 39560

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Email
maryann.herodesFREEMississippi

Phone
228.214.3277