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Hattiesburg Courses

Below is a list of all the courses being offered on the Hattiesburg campus for fall.

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Fall, 2019 classes are underway now! 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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ARTS - HATTIESBURG

Picture This! - $25
Mondays, September 9 - October 7, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Marty Broadus

Dig out all those old supplies you bought and never used after a class was over. We are going to copy a picture about three times in three different media: watercolor or crayons or colored pencil or india ink or charcoal or pastels or collage or quilting or whatever! Recommended for intermediate students and beyond.

Origins of Modern Art: Impressionism Through Picasso - $15
Wednesdays, September 11 - October 9, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Five-Week Class by Dr. Marvin Kendrick

Dr. Kendrick will discuss the origins and evolution of modern art from landscape to abstract, from naturalistic color to the emancipation of color in its own right in visual media.

Films of Dr. Miles Doleac with Q&A - $25
Wednesdays, September 11 - October 9, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Five-Week Class led by Dr. Miles Doleac

Watch and enjoy one of Miles Doleac's films each week, and then join Miles for Q&A and commentary on week five. The films are: The Historian, The Hollow, Demons, and Hallowed Ground.

Beginning Drawing - $25 Each Term
Term I: Thursdays, September 12 - October 10
Term II: Thursdays, October 24 - November 21
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Marty Broadus
This is a drawing class for those who would like to practice drawing objects, shapes and shading techniques. You'll learn about perspective, how to enlarge and much more.  Let's draw! Supply List: #2 pencil, mechanical pencil (optional), eraser, colored pencils, Sharpie with two tips (fine & medium), small drawing pad, 10-12 sheets copy paper.
 
Watercolor - $25 Each Term
Term I: Thursdays, September 12 - October 10
Term II: Thursdays, October 24 - November 21
2:30 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Marty Broadus
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 (9x12 or so), painter's tape, resist medium such as crayons, pastels and/or masking fluid.
 
Lucile Parker Art Gallery and the Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum and Gallery - $10
Thursday, September 19, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum, WCU, 498 Tuscan Avenue
Seminar by Rick Wilemon

The galleries are located on the campus of William Carey University. The Lucile Parker Gallery opened in 1990 and was named for a MS artist known for her botanical drawings, paintings and portrait work. Miss Parker organized the art department at William Carey and served as chairperson from 1974 until 1983. The Sarah Gillespie Collection is considered to be the most comprehensive and extensive collection of art executed by Mississippians during the twentieth century. Meet at the Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum and Gallery, 498 Tuscan Ave. first, then on to the Lucille Parker Gallery. Light refreshments will be served between the visits.

Quick Cure Clay Demonstration - $15
Fridays, September 27 and October 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Two-Part Seminar by Kevin Vanek
In this seminar, participants will be introduced to a newly invented sculpture material called Quick Cure Clay. This material can be sculptured, formed and then cured on demand with a heat gun. In the second class we'll paint, and finish fired sculptures. Supply List: 8 oz. of Quick Cure Clay (rangerink.com - sole distributor), $14.99 + 5.00 shipping); Nitrile or dishwashing gloves; acrylic paints of your choice; paint brushes.
 
When Modern was New: Parisian Poets and Painters -$10
Friday, October 11, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Seminar by Monika Gehlawat and Catherine Edmonson
Do you love impressionism but wish you knew the difference between Monet and Manet? Which artist had to get a police permit to wear pants? Who paid for cocktails with sketches instead of francs? (Spoiler alert: most  of  them! )   To  find  out,  join  us  to  discuss   the boulevardiers of Paris, the poets of its revolution and the painters of modern life!
 
A Brief History of Piano Music - $25
Wednesdays, October 23 - November 20, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Dr. Ed Hafer
This course will consider the development and social history of the piano from the early eighteenth through the late nineteenth centuries. We will look at works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert,  Chopin, Liszt and  others.
 
Line Dancing For All - $25
Wednesdays, October 23 - November 20, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Five-Week Class by Joni Guthrie
Line dance for beginners. You will have fun with the simple footwork and the casual style of line dancing. This style of dance gives everyone a chance to dance. There is NO age barrier and NO partner necessary!
 
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - $10
Friday, November 1 , 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Marsh Hall, USM
Seminar by Dr. Douglas Rust
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a one-hour, 1920 German silent horror film considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema. The black and white film tells the story of an insane hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to commit murders. It features a dark and twisted visual style, oblique and curving lines, structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles, and shadows and streaks of light painted onto the sets. Dr. Douglas Rust will provide fabulous organ music for the film and join in a discussion afterwards. Meet in Marsh Hall for what will be a memorable afternoon.

Door Hanger Art - $40
Wednesday, October 9 , 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Bristles Art Studio, 16 Office Park Drive, Hattiesburg
Seminar by Lissa Ortego
Come paint a wooden door hanger about 22" in size, choosing from over 50 designs. An outline will be drawn for you and colors can be chosen at the class. Classes last about 2 1/2 hours and we will walk you through painting the door hanger step-by-step, and you will leave with something 'aDOORable' for your door!
 
Line Dancing For All - $25
Wednesdays, October 23 - November 20, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Five-Week Class by Joni Guthrie
Line dance for beginners. You will have fun with the simple footwork and the casual style of line dancing. This style of dance gives everyone a chance to dance. There is NO age barrier and NO partner necessary!
 

HEALTH AND FITNESS - HATTIESBURG

Tai Chi for Health and Fall Prevention - $25 Each Term
Term I: Mondays, Wednesdays, September 9 - October 9
Term II: Mondays, Wednesdays, October 21-November 20
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Five-Week Class 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 health and tai chi professionals to be safe, easy to learn, and proven effective by medical studies.

Tai Chi for Health/Intermediate - $25 Each Term
Term I: Mondays, Wednesdays, September 9-October 9
Term II:Mondays, Wednesdays, October 21-November 20
10:30 a.m.  - 11:30 a.m.
Five-Week Class by Susan Nodurft

This class is designed for students who have previously taken Tai Chi and would like to advance their skills. It includes  the practice  of the Yang style  24-forms and  introduction  to  the  64-forms  and  short Sun-style set developed by Dr. Paul Lam. 

Tai Chi for Health/Intermediate II - $25
Mondays, September 9 - November 18
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ten-Week Class by Susan Nodurft
This class is for Tai Chi students who would like to advance their practice beyond the introductory Tai Chi for Health and Fall Prevention and Tai Chi for Health/Intermediate (24-Forms) courses. The offering will include practice of previously learned sets as well as new forms based on the Sun and Yang styles of Tai Chi.
 
Beginner Yoga - $25 Each Term
Term I: Mondays, Fridays, September 9-October 11
Term II:Mondays, Fridays, October 21-November 22
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Serina Carpenter
This class will introduce yoga concepts of meditation, breath control and basic asanas. Our goal is to evaluate and improve participant strength, flexibility and balance. You will gain ability to meditate and understand the benefits of meditation and breath control.
 
Pilates - $25 Each Term
Term I: Mondays, Wednesdays, September 9-October 9
Term II:Mondays,Wednesdays, October 21- November 20
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Valerie Webber
Pilates will feature standing, kneeling and traditional mat-based exercises. This class uses small movements to improve flexibility, to increase muscular strength and endurance, to enhance balance and coordination, to focus on breathing, developing a strong core, as well as promoting postural alignment.
 
Restorative Yoga - $25
Wednesday, September 11 - November 13, 11:45 a.m.  - 12:45 p.m.
Ten-Week Class by Deborah Elam

In this class, the students will practice deep relaxation through the use of props, deep breathing, and meditation. The class is conducted in different reclining poses designed to allow the body to  relax while focusing on the movement of breathe in and out of the body.

Yoga for Strength and Flexibility - $25 Each Term
Term I: Tuesday, Thursday, September 10 - October 10
Term II: Tuesday, Thursday, October 22 - November 21
9:30 a.m.  - 10:30 a.m.
Five-Week Class by Caitlin Weiss
This yoga class is suitable for all levels of ability except the basic beginner. Practice will include seated as well as standing poses. Students unable to sit on the floor may sit in chairs. The class will incorporate shoulder and hip flexibility as well as arm and leg strengthening practices.
 
Yoga Flow - $25 Each Term
Term I: Tuesdays, September 10 - October 8
Term II: Tuesdays, October 22 - November 19
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Five-Week Class by Ari Hartz
This yoga class is for the student who has been practicing yoga and is ready to move to the next level. It will be a series of sun salutations and standing poses followed by a cool down stand with seated pines and supine poses.
 
Yoga Flow - $25 
Tuesday, September 10 - Tuesday, November 19
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Ten-Week Class by Brittany Wooten
This yoga class is for the student who has been practicing yoga and is ready to move to the next level. It will be a series of sun salutations and standing poses followed by a cool down stand with seated pines and supine poses.
 
Zumba Gold - $25 Each Term
Term I: Tuesdays, Thursdays, September 10 - October 10
Term II: Tuesdays, Thursdays, October 22-November 21
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Sylvia Kolakowski
Come enjoy energizing Latin and modern dance moves incorporated with simple cardio exercises. No dance experience necessary; do what you can and have fun!
 
Strength and Tone - $25 Each Term
Term I: Tuesday, Thursday, September 10 - October 10
Term II: Tuesday, Thursday, October 22 - November 21
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Valerie Webber
The class will offer full-body exercise of all major muscle groups, with a focus on increasing strength and flexibility. The class includes warm up, main activities, cool down, and final stretch and relaxation. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Light weights, bands, etc., will be incorporated in the class, but equipment usage is optional.
 
Confused About Medicare? - $10
Friday, September 27, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Seminar by Kathleen Lopinto Poole
This class will help explain how Medicare works and how to find the correct supplement, Part D or Advantage plan.
 
Acid/Alkaline Balance and Why It's Crucial to Your Health, Part II** - $10
Wednesdays, September 11, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Seminar by Barbara Dale Washer
This seminar will present facts and information about acidity and alkalinity as it relates to the physical body and what foods are important. We will also learn how it affects one's health and why it is so crucial to maintain a healthy balance, including how to maintain this balance through one's diet. This seminar will focus more on foods and diet as it relates to this balance.
**Part I of this seminar is not a prerequisite for Part II.
 
Ketogenic Diet:  Is it Right for You? - $15
Wednesdays, October 23 and October 30, 9:30 a.m.  - 11:30 a.m.
Two-Part Seminar by Dr. Sandra Bender
This two-part seminar will describe the benefits and challenges of the ketogenic diet, the science behind the diet, how to provide it for yourself and your family (who may not eat ketogenic), and how to eat out. A copy of one of the following cookbooks is strongly encouraged for the class: Keto Cookery by Bruce Fife (a cooking guide) or The Keto Diet by Leanne Vogel (for the ambitious learner). Both books are available from Amazon.
 
Normal vs. Not Normal Aging - $10
Friday, November 1, 9:30 a.m.  - 11:30 a.m.
Seminar by Dr. Susan Bone

This seminar will teach you to understand and recognize the differences in “normal” and “not normal” aging. You will develop better observational skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges

HUMANITIES - HATTIESBURG

The Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg - $25
Tuesdays, September 10 - October 8, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Glenda Funchess
This course will explore the Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg beginning in 1950 and continuing through the merchant and bus boycott in the summer of 1967. It will provide a thorough knowledge of why Freedom Summer was such a success in the city.
 
Exploring Vietnam - $10
Friday, September 13, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Seminar by Dr. Thomas O'Brien
This seminar is a slideshow of a 30-day trip Drs. Nicolle Jordan and Thomas O'Brien took in 2018-19 to southern Vietnam. Join us and learn what they found.

Our Economy - Our Government - $25 Each Term
Term I: Tuesdays, September 10 - October 8
Term II: Tuesdays, October 22 - November 19
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Five-Week Classes by Dr. Nelson Easterling
This class will begin with a detailed but plain-language look at our market-based economic system. During the second term, we will look at the role of government in our economy and the interrelationship between the economy and government.

History of Amending the U. S. Constitution - $10
Tuesday, October 22 , 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Learn Seminar by Michael Adelman
Bring your lunch and learn about the history of amending our Constitution and how those amendments affected the country.
 
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History - $10
Monday, September 16 , 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
Seminar by Patricia Cuza
This seminar will trace the role women played in shaping American history and culture from Abigail Adams (1776) through the first wave of the Women's Movement (1848-1920), the second (1960-1982), and beyond. To know where you are going, know where you have been.

SUGARMAN: Real Life Black Super Hero - $10
Monday, September 23 , 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Seminar by Joedda Gore
Andrew “Sugarman” Daniel dove into cold, turbulent water to rescue people whose cars that fell into Clear Creek in Warren County in 1939 and became a hero at age 39.  He died in 1969 without getting much-deserved recognition. Come learn about this seven-foot, larger-than-life hero who got his nickname from giving candy to kids. Joedda (Jody) Gore, wrote a book about Sugarman and will share his fascinating story with you.

Buddhist Environmentalism Throughout the Solar System - $10
Monday, September 30, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Seminar by Dr. Daniel Capper
As human beings reach further into space, so do the environmental issues that people bring with them; the mass of space junk that orbits our planet. In response, Buddhism possesses some environmental tools that can help us to counteract ecological difficulties in space.

Practical Genealogy: Connecting Your Roots to History, and Other Tidbits - $10
Thursday, October 3, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Seminar by Jonathan Puckett
This course will allow beginning researchers and experienced genealogists to connect their family histories--and heirlooms--to big-picture narratives like immigration or slavery. We will also note the community-building aspects of genealogy, inter-generational hobby.

Origins and Impacts of the Electoral College - $10
Wednesday, November 6 , 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Seminar by Dr. Joseph Parker
This seminar will examine the Electoral College and the impact of its process of electing a president, conduct of campaigns, and choice of a president.   

The Chitlin' Circuit - $10
Tuesday, October 8 , 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Seminar by Mae Siggers
The Chitlin' Circuit, a group of venues located in the South, were safe and acceptable places for African-American entertainers to perform during Jim Crow. They created beauty out of something ugly, be it making cuisine of hog intestines or world-class entertainment. Come enjoy the music!

Introduction to World Religions - $30
Monday, October 21 - November 18, 2:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Dr. Anthony Casey
This course provides a brief introduction to the major religions of the world with plenty of "real life" experiences and stories shared by the instructor.  Sample food unique to various cultures! Grocery fee of $5 included in class fee.

The History of OLLI at USM - $10
Monday, October 21 , 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Seminar by Sue Pace
Join us to learn how OLLI at USM has evolved from the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) to the current Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Seminar fee will donated to the OLLI General Fund.

Digging Up the Dead - $25
Thursdays, October 24 - November 21, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Kathy Goss
In this class, learn basic genealogy methods and terminology, identify and use primary and secondary sources of information, explore the historical and social conditions, document family findings and find software available for sharing resulting genealogical findings, and prepare a family tree.

The Longest Day; D-Day and World War II - $25
Monday, September 9 - October 7, 12:30 p.m. -  2:30 p.m.
Five-Week Class led by Andrew Weist
This course will take an in-depth look at one of the most famous days in military history; the D-Day invasion of Normandy. We will get into the deep background of the battle, take an in-depth look at the invasion itself, and walk seminar participants through the months-long struggle that followed in northern France.
 

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - HATTIESBURG

Mythology for Baby Boomers and Beyond - $15
Thursdays, September 12 and September 19, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Two-Part Seminar by Dr. Allison Chestnut
As reading classical and comparative mythology becomes less academically fashionable, producers of other media have assumed the mantle. This two-part seminar will discuss mythology, assess the characteristics and archetypes, then explore how those inform films as we watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Star War.
 
Learn a Foreign Language - $10
Thursday, October 24, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Seminar by Mary Green
Join Mary for instruction on learning a foreign language with Duolingo on your computer, tablet or smart phone.
 
Exploring the American Slave Narrative: Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs - $10
Thursday, September 26 , 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Seminar by Dr. Ellen Weinauer
This seminar will introduce readers to two of the most powerful recorded testimonies of American slavery: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl'(1861) (Modern Library Mass Market Paperbacks, 2004). These narratives offer divergent perspectives on the slave experience - one male, one female. Members are encouraged to read the texts before the seminar, available at Amazon.com for a nominal price.
 

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT - HATTIESBURG 

Supervised Bridge - $25
Mondays, September 9 - October 7, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Five-Week Class by Ellen Davies
This class allows relatively new bridge players to play with an instructor present. The instructor will answer questions and make suggestions. This class is for bridge players who completed both beginning bridge courses (I and II) within the last year.
 
Bridge Conventions Revisited - $25
Tuesdays, September 10 - October 8, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Five-Week Class by Linda Valentine
This class is for bridge players who have played more than  two  years  and  would  like a refresher  course  on bidding and responding to basic conventions such as weak 2, NT, 2 club opening and doubles.
 
Bidding for Beginning Bridge - $25
Wednesdays, September 11 - October 9, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Five-Week Class by Dr. Suzannah Patterson
Players who know the basics of bridge will enhance their game in this course. Instruction will begin with opening bids and responses and continue with more involved bidding.
 
Strategies and Techniques of Contract Bridge - $25
Mondays, October 21 - November 18, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Five-Week Class by Ellen Davies
This class will cover some of the more unusual bids of bridge. It is designed for relatively new bridge students who have taken beginning bridge and supervised bridge. Each student is asked to contribute a new deck of cards and a sharpened pencil to OLLI’s bridge supplies.

Supervised Bridge - $25
Tuesdays, October 22 - November 19, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Five-Week Class by Linda Valentine
This class allows relatively new bridge players to play with an instructor present. The instructor will answer questions and make suggestions.

Intermediate Bridge Conventions - $25
Thursdays, October 24 - November 21, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Five-Week Class by Dr. Vivien Carver and Cathy Garner
This course is only for those who have mastered the basic conventions. Conventions taught will be cue bids, negative doubles, unusual 2NT and Jacoby 2NT.
 

Knot Once and Once Again - $20
Wednesday, September 11, 12:30 p.m.  - 2:30 p.m.
Seminar by Karen LeBeau
Use a simple knot to join fabric strips to make a honeycomb scarf. Kit is provided with all necessary supplies and is included in the course fee.

Tiny Treasure Tins - $20
Wednesday, October 23 , 12:30 p.m.  - 2:30 p.m.
Seminar by Karen LeBeau
A provided Altoid (or similar) tin is the base for our project. Bring old bits of jewelry, beads, buttons, or whatever you wish to add to your treasure tin.

Outsmart the Scammers - $10
Tuesday, September 17 , 12:30 p.m.  - 2:30 p.m.
Seminar by Scott Miller
Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers' tactics are becoming more complex. Come to the seminar to learn steps you can to take to outsmart them.

­­Estate Planning: Too Important to Ignore - $10
Tuesday, November 5 , 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Seminar by Emily Martelli
This seminar will provide an overview of the important estate planning process, and we will discuss different options available when structuring an estate plan.
 
Cajun vs. Creole - $20
Thursday, October 24 , 4:30 p.m.  - 6:30 p.m.
OFFSITE: Birdhouse Café, 6763 US Hwy. 98, Hattiesburg
Seminar by Brandi Lott
In this seminar we will explore the history of Cajun vs. Creole cooking. We will compare and contrast a specific dish and discover the history that sets them apart. This course is full of history, fun and tasty Louisiana food.

Women! Look and Feel Your Best Through Color - $25
Wednesday, October 2 , 12:30 p.m.  - 2:30 p.m.
Seminar by Catherine Nowicki
Color analysis has changed significantly since the 1980s! If you had your colors done way back when and your hair has changed color since you were younger, this class is for you. Fee includes a personalized lip product.

Men! How to Dress Easily Through Color - $10 or $15 per couple
Wednesday, October 2, 2:30 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m.
Seminar by Catherine Nowicki
Do you have to ask someone what looks good on you? Are you confused by what to buy and wear? Do you have to rely on someone else to dress you? Catherine has helped hundreds of men with a fool-proof method that will give you confidence and success....why not you? 

*Option to buy personalized color swatches; $40, cash only, payable to Catherine. Women welcome!

Shop! Shop! Shop! - $25
Wednesday, October 9, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
OFFSITE: Mall Door of Dillard’s at Turtle Creek
Seminar by Catherine Nowicki
This seminar was so popular last semester that Catherine is offering it again! Learn how to navigate easily through a department store with Catherine. She will advise you on what and what not to buy...and why! Meet at the inside mall door of Dillard’s at 10 a.m. for a 2-hour shopping trip. Fee includes a personalized lip product.

Let's Travel! How to Pack For a Trip - $25
Wednesday, October 9 , 2:30 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m.
Seminar by Catherine Nowicki
Confused about what to put in your suitcase, whether you're going away for a weekend or a month?  Let Catherine show you some great tricks for simplifying the process, making it fun and easy, and using your best colors and choices. Fee includes a personalized lip product.

Shopping Fun in Downtown Laurel - $35
Wednesday, October 23 , 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
OFFSITE: Mimmo’s Italian, 312 Central Avenue, Laurel
Seminar by Catherine Nowicki
Meet in Laurel for a downtown walk with Catherine. We will check out the clothing boutiques, where she can advise you on your purchases and end with the Laurel Mercantile. Lunch at Mimmo's Italian restaurant (at your expense). Fee includes a personalized product.     

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - HATTIESBURG
 
Learn to Prune Ornamental Landscape Plants - $10
Tuesday, September 10, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Seminar by Dr. Christian Stephenson
This course will include information on appropriate pruning methods for common ornamental landscape plants as well as techniques for pruning while maintaining plant health. Also included will be a discussion of tools used in pruning.
 
Mac OS X Mojave - $25 Each Term
Term I: Mondays, September 9 - October 7
Term II: Mondays, October 21 - November 18
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Five-Week by Dr. Ralph Bisland
The heart of any computer is its software or applications (apps). The macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) has significantly enhanced many of its apps. This course will discuss the four most significant apps that come with High Sierra including Contacts (an app to track of your friends addresses, phone numbers, etc. – this app integrates with several other apps), Mail (the email app), Safari (A Mac web browser), and Calendar (a highly integrated calendar which will integrate with your iPhone, iPad, iPod or other colleagues’ Mac.)
Course prerequisite: Basic knowledge of the Mac.
 
Basic Online Security - $10
Tuesday, September 24, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Seminar by Greg Prine
Does it concern you to purchase items or pay bills online? Join us and learn the basic practices for internet security.
 
Warning! Ocean Pollution and Plastics - $10
Friday, November 8, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Seminar by Dr. Mary Mackey
There are many types of pollution in our world's oceans, plastics among them. What is 'plastic' anyway? How bad is the pollution problem? How can you help?
 
Science as a Way of Knowing - $50
Wednesdays, September 18 - October 16, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Four-Week Class and Field Trip by Dr. Frank Moore
NOTE: This class will begin the second week of classes, on Wednesday, September 18. Understanding science is critical to responsible decision-making, both public and private. It behooves us to know how science is done in order to judge the reliability of scientific knowledge and ensure its ethical use. This course asks what is science, who does science and how is science done in relation to issues of interest to you. Fee includes transportation for an all-day field trip for the fifth class to the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve west of Pascagoula on the MS-AL border and lunch. Class limited to 13.
 
Potholes, Cracked Foundations; The Facts About Mississippi's Expansive Clays - $15
Mondays, September 30 and October 7, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Two-Part Seminar by Dr. David Patrick
Join us and learn about expansive clays in Mississippi, their connection to potholes, cracked foundations, etc., and what can be done to mitigate the problem.  Also learn about these clays and their contribution to the cleanup at a contaminated Army Arsenal.


TRAVEL - HATTIESBURG

Trip to Suriname - $10
Wednesday, October 30, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Seminar led by Catherine Merrikin
Join us for a fascinating presentation of slides and information about Suriname, South America. Suriname, formerly called Dutch Guiana, was renamed Suriname when it gained its independence in 1975.
 
SPECIAL EVENTS - HATTIESBURG
 
INFINITY Science Center Field Trip - $35
Friday, September 13
Pearlington, Mississippi
Time To Be Determined
Tour Infinity Science Center, a place where the curious at any age can lose themselves in the depths of the ocean and the farthest reaches of space. We will use our bus to tour the compound with a knowledgeable tour guide. You must bring photo ID. Course fee includes transportation and entrance fee. Lunch will be at the INFINITY Cafe on site, at your own expense.

WWII Museum Field Trip - $55
Friday, September 20
New Orleans, Louisiana
Time To Be Determined
Join us for a trip to The National WWII Museum which features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life. From D-Day galleries to the 4D cinematic experience, discover the most impactful event of the 20th century, the legacy of the greatest generation. Fee includes transportation and entrance fee, Lunch is at your own expense. We’re proud to be an American!

Coastal Ridge Farms Field Trip
- $25
Friday, October 4, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Picayune, Mississippi
Coastal Ridge Farm, a dairy farm for 25+ years, was dealt a severe blow by Hurricane Katrina, so damaging that it was not feasible to rebuild the dairy. They sold the dairy cows, and a hobby growing cut flowers evolved into growing cut flowers. Bring a bucket, gloves, and snips and fill your bucket with sunflowers! We will stop for lunch, at your own expense.

Ancient Animals
- $35
Friday, October 11
Poplarville, Mississippi
Time To Be Determined
Red Gate Bison Ranch is offering a tour of their Bison herd from a safe place. We will venture safely out to the herd to feed the bison and enjoy a lecture on the properties of bison meat. Bring a cooler and purchase bison meat for a delicious home recipe. Afterwards, we will meet Frank Brown to tour his farm. His herds include horses, sheep, and cows, direct descendants of the lines of horses the Colonial Spanish brought over in 1500 whose lineage was preserved by the Choctaws. Course fee includes transportation; we will stop for lunch,at your own expense.

Tour the USS Alabama Battleship and the USS Drum Submarine
- $50
Friday, October 25
Mobile, Alabama
Ti
me To Be Determined
Come visit the USS Alabama, home to 2,500 courageous Americans. This 45,000 ton gentle giant earned nine Battle Stars for meritorious service and was awarded the “Mighty A” during her brief three-year tenure as the “Heroine of the Pacific”. The USS Drum is the oldest Gato-class, WWII-era museum submarine in the world, and you are invited to learn about her 72-member crew and her missions during the war. Cost includes bus and admission. Lunch will be onsite at The Galley, at your own expense.

Visit the Mississippi Agriculture Museum
- $40
Friday, November 8
Jackson, Mississippi
Time To Be Determined
Visit the Mississippi Agriculture Museum during Harvest Fest and learn their vision of cultivating an appreciation for Mississippi agriculture. See permanent exhibits, a living history farm, an entire crossroads town, live demonstrations, and a forest study.  Demonstrations will include the operation of the Cotton Gin, Saw Mill, Cane Mill, Print Shop, Blacksmith Shop, and more! Course fee includes transportation and entrance fee. We will eat at the Crawdad Hole on site (at your expense).

Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tour
- $55
Friday, November 15
Slidell, Louisiana
Time To Be Determined
Venture into the interior of one of the oldest swamps in America with a professional wetland ecologist on a personalized, narrated nature tour. The tour takes about two hours aboard a canopied boat.  Fee includes transportation and entrance fee. Lunch will be at Peck's Seafood, at your expense.

Visit the MS Governor's Mansion and the Natural Science Museum
- $40
Friday, December 6
Jackson, Mississippi
Time To Be Determined
Join us for this 'two-fer'! Tour the Mississippi Governor's Mansion, decked out for the holidays, then scoot over to the Museum of Natural History for a behind-the-scenes tour. We will stop for lunch (at your expense). Transportation and Museum entrance fee is included in the course fee.
 
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGs) - HATTIESBURG
 

(No Charge and All are Exclusive to OLLI Members)

Advanced Tai Chi  – Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.

Art — Fridays at 9:30 a.m. 

Bridge Party  – 1st Monday of each month at 2:15 p.m.

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

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

Life Story Writing  – 1st Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Mississippi Books and Authors  – 4th Friday at 11:00 a.m.

OLLI Book Club  – 2nd Friday at 10:00 a.m. 

Photography  – 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.

Pickleball (at Kamper Park Tennis Courts) — Mondays at 9:00 a.m. 
 
Poetry Writing  – 3rd Friday at 11:30 a.m.
 

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

SPECIAL EVENTS - HATTIESBURG

Holidays at Bellingrath - $75
Monday, December 9
Mobile, Alabama, 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for this wonderful trip to see "Magic Christmas" at the famous Bellingrath Gardens.  The bus will depart from the Peck House at 1:30 p.m.  You'll arrive in time to visit the multi-level home (no elevator), dine on the grounds, and stroll along paved paths to see the gardens lit for the holidays at dusk. You're welcome to invite your friends who aren't OLLI members to join you.

Mystery Dinner Theatre - $50
Tuesday, August 27, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Peck House Annex
The Detectives are a comedy group that will throw in some mystery and audience participation for our event. If you want to laugh while having a great meal, then look no further!         
 
5th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Dinner - FREE
Thursday, November 7, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Peck House Annex
Come join us once again as we celebrate those who have served graciously and sacrificially to provide us with freedom and opportunity we enjoy every day. A special meal will be served and members of all branches of the service will be recognized. This meal is free of charge, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Space is limited, so sign up quickly!

AARP Smart Driver Course - FREE**
Friday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Seminar by Janice Halton
In 2014, AARP Driver Safety launched the new AARP Smart Driver™ Course, the nation’s largest driving refresher course. AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course.
**Pay Instructor ($15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members, payable to AARP).
 
 

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