Activities

The Fall 2017 catalog is now available; call 559.278.0008 or email osher@csufresno.edu to receive a copy via U.S. Mail. 

Fall 2017
General Sessions
Date & Time Location Event/Activity Featuring
Wednesday;
September 6
3:00 - 4:30pm
Satellite Student Union "Own Your Uniqueness. Embrace Mutation" Dr. Joseph Ross
Tuesday;
October 17,
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Satellite Student Union "The Legacy and the Impact of the Holocaust" Dr. Melissa Jordine
Tuesday;
October 24,
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Satellite Student Union "A Living Curiosity: The Story Behind the Story of Julia Pastrana" Dr. Kathleen Godfrey
Thursday;
November 2,
3:00 - 4:30pm
Satellite Student Union "The Challenges and Triumphs of the Fresno County District Attorney's Office" District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp
 Wednesday; November 8,
1:00 - 2:30pm
Satellite Student Union  "Hitler's American Friends" Dr. Bradley Hart
Wednesday;
November 29,
1:00 - 2:30pm
Satellite Student Union "A Bold Vision" Dr. Joseph Castro and Mary Castro

FALL 2017
Short Courses
Date & Time Location Event/Activity Featuring
Tuesdays;
September 5, 12, 19 & 26
9:00 - 10:30am
PB191 "Capturing Style: Art and Fashion in 19th-century Paris" Susana Sosa
Thursdays;
September 7, 14, 21 & 28
10:30am - 12:00pm
PB191 "Women Artists of Early Modern Europe" Dr. Gina Strumwasser
Monday;
September 11, 18, 25 & October 2
2:30 - 4:00pm
PB191 "Broadcast News" Dr. James Wilson
Thursdays and Friday;
September 14, 15 & 21
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "iPhone and iPad" DISCOVERe Staff
Wednesdays;
September 20, 27, October 11 & 18
3:00 - 5:00pm
PB191 "The Early Days of Jazz: Dixieland and the Swing Big Bands" Dr. Matthew Darling
Friday;
September 22
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "Uber and Lyft" DISCOVERe Staff
Friday;
September 28
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "Facebook" DISCOVERe Staff
Tuesdays;
October 3, 10 & 17
10:30am - 12:00pm
PB191 "Filming the Fabolous, Fateful Fifties: A Nostalgic Review and Search for Deeper Meanings in the Decade's Iconic Films" Paul Kaser
Thursdays;
October 5, 12, 19 & 26
10:00 - 11:30am
PB194 "You Can Avoid Verbal Conflict" James Flanagan
Thursday;
October 5
2:00 - 3:00pm
PB192 "Teach for OLLI - Showcase Your Expertise, Interests and Hobbies" Jill Wagner
Mondays;
October 9, 16, 23 & 30
2:00 - 3:45pm
M157 "Intro to Piano" Maria Briggs
Wednesdays;
October 11, 18 & 25
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "An insiders Guide to Getting the Health Care You Need" Ramon Neufeld, M.D., M.P.H. 
Thursdays;
October 12, 19, 26 & November 2
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB191 "Understanding the Civil War and How it Changed America" Dr. Allen Carden
Tuesday;
October 17
10:00 - 11:30am
PB192 "The Art & Science of Gratitude" Diane Callahan and Jill Wagner
Wednesday;
October 18
9:00 - 11:00am
PB192  "Create Your Personal Vision Board"  Diane Callahan
Friday;
October 20
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "Netflix and YouTube TV"   DISCOVERe
Friday;
October 27
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "The Healing Powers & Benefits of Essential Oils" Claudette Hayes
Friday;
October 27
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "Gmail and Google Drive" DISCOVERe Staff
Tuesdays;
October 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5
3:00 - 4:30pm
PB192 "Embracing Your Life Story" Armen Bacon
Friday;
November 3
100 - 2;30pm
PB192
"Amazon & Amazon Prime" DISCOVERe Staff
Monday;
November 6
10:00am - 12:0pm
PB191 "Plants That Help Us Heal" Calliope Correia
Monday;
November 6
2:00 - 4:00pm
PB191 "Camino De Santiago" Bill Lucido
Tuesdays;
November 7, 14, 21 & 28
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "Weather Forecasting With the Experts" Sean Boyd and Kristian Mattarochia
Wednesdays;
November 8, 15, 29 & December 6
3:00 - 4:30pm
PB191 "Wisdom and the Good Life" Dr. Andy Fiala
Thursday;
November 16
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "Planned Giving for Everyone" Elizabeth Garvin
Mondays;
November 13, 20 & 27
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "How to Meditate" Aaron Drake
Fridays;
September 1, October 13, November 3 & December 1
9:30 - 11:00am
PB194

Book Club

September 1: "And Then All Hell Broke Loose..." by Richard Engel

October 13: "Killers of the Flower Moon..." by David Grann

November 3: "A Season for All Things" by Larry Parmeter

December 1: "The Autistic Brian..." by Temple Grandin

Kay Davies

FALL 2017
Field Trips
Date & Time Location Event/Activity
Friday;
September 8
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
"End of Summer Harvest Dinner"
Wednesday;
September 13
6:00am - 6:00pm
Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco, CA
"Degas: Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade"
Friday;
September 15
8:00am - 3:00pm
Naval Air Base
Lemoore, CA
"Lemoore Naval Air Station Tour I"
Friday;
September 15
8:00am - 3:00pm
Naval Air Base
Lemoore, CA
"Lemoore Naval Air Station Tour II"
Friday;
September 22
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
"Cooking With Olive Oil"
Wednesday;
October 4
7:00am - 7:00pm
Chinatown
San Francisco, CA
"San Francisco Chinatown Tour"
Friday;
October 6
11:00 - 1:00pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
"Flavors of Fall"
Friday;
October 20
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
"Cooking With Pumpkin"
Friday;
October 27
1:00 - 2:30pm
Artes Americas
Fresno, CA
"Dia de los Muertos at Artes Americas"
Friday;
November 3
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
"Spring Fling"
Friday;
May 5
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
 "Thanksgiving Leftovers"
Friday;
December 1
11:00am - 1:00pm
Whole Foods
Fresno, CA
"Holiday Favorites"

To see past activities:

Brochures from our past semesters are linked on the Resources page.