Courses

This class will cover the air war in Western Europe from 1939-1942. We will look at the weapons, tactics, strategies, and leaders of the air war.
Join OLLI for a unique chance to tour this Forrest-Sherman class destroyer after hours with your friends!
The focus will be on the Ancient Alien theory, as explained by the History Channel's Ancient Aliens, but will also delve into more recent conspiracy theories.
Here is another opportunity to learn how to weave two types of baskets. You'll go home with a cabinet basket and small market basket.
Woven first by Native Americans, baskets were the preferred storage container for dry goods and other objects.

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This strength training class is for anyone considering a stronger, healthier body, but maybe needs some guidance on how to make that happen!
Are you one of those people who always sort of envied students attending boarding school? Spend the warmer days ahead immersing yourself in a number of intriguing plots whose settings are various British and New England schools.
Come and enjoy an evening painting with friends and a glass of Michigan wine.

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Ready to bring you strength training to the next level? This class is for anyone already strength training but wanting a fun, group class to kick it up a notch.
Lines, shapes and color, oh my! Create your own totally unique abstract painting using easy to follow step-by step instructions. No experience required! Instructor Stacie Rose will guide you through the steps to create initial drawings and discuss design techniques to express yourself in a new and expressive way using a variety of mediums and visual texture to create a unique piece of art.
Serious painters need not apply! This two-day workshop is just for the light of heart. Follow along with techniques and then paint them in a fun and expressive way using a variety of mediums to create a unique piece of art.
As television bills keep getting more and more expensive, people are "cutting the cord" or getting rid of cable and using streaming services.
The 2018 election year is upon us, bringing with it a variety of candidates and issues.
Come see what you can invent or reinvent with your natural ability and some natural materials-woods! You will have the opportunity to make something that many of us have grown up with sitting on a mantle, a bookshelf in our family's den or grandparent's home.
In this course, join Chef Josh Schaeding of the Maple Grille Restaurant and Microbrewery to learn how to make and utilize these five main sauces.
Learn to collage with paint and tools from around the house!
So, now you own a digital camera or have a camera on your smart phone. Now what? In this class you'll learn how to edit photos to make them look better, resize them, or even change the coloring.
Join SVSU Chef Kelly for a fun cooking experience! We'll explore the physical and chemical transformation of ingredients that occur while cooking and how traditional ingredients are changed by untraditional cooking methods.
Are you or a loved one interested in robotics? Do you like to build things? Do you enjoy learning new technologies? If your answer is "YES" to any of these questions, sign up for this session to learn about competitive robotics.
We will look at Roman History through I, Claudius; British history through Downton Abbey and Victoria; and America in the 1960s through Mad Men
Have you always wanted to try horseback riding? Or did you take a few lessons in your youth and think this might be something you'd like to try again? Join Gene Munger, owner of Munger Ranch in Shields, for this six-session class which explores the basics of this wonderful sport.
In this class we cover topics like two-factor authentication, VPNs and how wireless payment systems work.
Move beyond basic design tips and construction techniques with intermediate-level jewelry making!
In this class, we cover the basics: How to download apps, get content and make you feel more comfortable with your iPad.
In this class, we focus on more advanced features and applications with your iPad.
Have you just purchased a new iPhone or want to know more than just making a phone call? In this class we cover the basics: how to download apps, get content and make you feel more comfortable with your phone.
Continuation from iPhone 101 or for people who already have a good understanding of how to use their iPhones.
This class will discuss issues currently in the news. There will be two topics in each of the four classes. A 15-20 minute video from TED.com will present one speaker's view of the issue.
With a few basic design tips and simple construction techniques, anyone can do it!
In this class we will explore the realm of language with all its diversity and then amuse ourselves with the rich complexity of English.
Margaret Thatcher is widely considered the most constructively effective leader so far in the post-World War II era.
Want to show off your vacation photos? Or want to teach an OLLI class with more pizzazz?
Interested in nuclear science, or fascinated by the night sky? Then you will want to take this unique summer trip to the MSU campus.

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Join Elaine Doherty of the Crime Lab to learn about pain killing opioids and the effect they have on the user.
Every account today requires usernames and passwords, but how are you to remember all of them? In this class we cover how to keep your passwords organized and easy to remember with the use of a password manager. First class is lecture and the second class is a workshop to ensure you leave with password manager working. Our instructor is Zachary Moreno, who has been instructing OLLI students for four years. He also provides advice to customers and services electronics at a major local computer retailer. The class maximum is 20.
Here's your chance to try something different, pen and ink with oil rouging! Over the course of two class sessions, you will create a beautiful piece of art under the direction of Barbara Waybrant, owner of Barbara Waybrant's Artistic Creations in Birch Run.
This course will compare and contrast the personality, the mannerisms and the outcome of how three interesting presidents dealt with a most fractious and divided nation.
What would happen if you lost your computer or phone? Would you miss anything like photosor documents? If the answer is yes, than this class is for you!
If it seems that everybody (except you!) is using Facebook, learn from Gary Holik how to use Facebook to communicate and keep in touch with family or connect with friends from the past. Learn how to share photos, "like" a post or page (like OLLI's Facebook page!) and "friend" anyone you choose. Also learn how to secure your account.
This class will highlight the STEM proficiencies of the major shipbuilders in Bay City. This class will also showcase how they have laid the groundwork from the 1800s on for what Bay City has become today.

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This course includes information on qualifications, duties, nominating process, salary, and terms of the Supreme Court.
Professor Jason Szilagyi will give an overview on the Allied and Axis air campaigns and the forces who carried them out.
Want to move beyond basic fried eggs and toast? Here's an opportunity to learn how to make a hearty lamb ragu with rigatoni, smoked salmon stuffed crepes, catfish etouffee and much more!
Be all that you can be (on the ukulele) and learn some more chords, techniques, and tricks in this continuation ukulele class, which builds upon the foundation laid in the beginning ukulele class taught by Johnny.
This Zumba Gold and Toning class is tailored for active older adults who want to focus on muscle conditioning, light weight and bodyweight activity and balance.