Courses

Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong are beneficial for good health, energy development, and enjoyment.
Since the end of his second term in January 1989, Ronald Reagan's place as one of our most significant presidents has solidified. Why?
In this class, discussion will cover the Air War from January 1943 to May 7, 1945.
If you own one of these devices but don't feel as though you're using it to its full potential, join us for this class.
Apple started it all with their computer, and in this class we cover Apple devices. We cover the basics of OS X and how to use your Mac.
Learn about 18th Century art of the Rococo in Europe and America to present time (1700-2018) in the long-running OLLI Art Appreciation Series.
If you have never danced or always wanted to dance?this class is for you!
This strength training class is for anyone considering a stronger, healthier body, but maybe needs some guidance on how to make that happen!
Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong are beneficial for the health of mind and body. Practicing Tai Chi and Qigong helps improve balance, flexibility, muscle strength and well-being.
This class is for the true beginning watercolor artist and those who want to review the basics.
This class will continue learning various watercolor techniques, color schemes, creating form, and adding texture.
The eight-week series is designed for those new to the game or those who wish to improve their bidding.
It's time for another exciting greeting card class! Geared toward beginners or others who may be more advanced, this class is just plain fun!
The instructor is an OLLI member and local family and marriage counselor. Join him as he summarizes his learning curve while caring for his wife for ten years and maintaining a heart-to-heart connection.
Join this class to continue acquaintance with a great classic of medieval English literature or to meet it for the first time. Students will study the General Prologue and selected tales.
Are you smarter than a medical student? You may not be as smart as your doctor, but you have real-life experience, and common sense besides. Couple that with what Dr. Louis Constan, experienced Saginaw Physician, can teach you using the internationally acclaimed "Choosing Wisely" Program, and you just might become smarter in some ways than Dr Constan's medical students.

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Change "just coloring" into beautiful works of art! Learn shading, showing depth, and more.
They gave us tomatoes, potatoes, beans, corn, bell peppers, and turkeys. We gave them cholera, smallpox, yellow fever, malaria, and despair. There has been no cataclysm in history to equal the impact of the arrival of Europeans on the American continent.
This course will explore a concept known as "constructive insurgency"-the strategies and tactics that present the current duopoly with meaningful competition, forcing them to perform or be replaced.
This class is for dancers who already know the basic steps. We will still do our favorite old dances, but we will go beyond what we learned this past year to learn more advanced dances.
This class is for anyone already strength training but wanting a fun, group class to kick it up a notch.
If you participated in a past OLLI Qigong & Tai Chi Festival or Workshop, or have taken Tai Chi elsewhere, this class is for you.
If you have already taken an introductory yoga class or would like to learn more challenging positions and techniques, this class is for you.
Blood spatter, cast off, DNA evidence, fingerprints - why is it useful? If you've ever watched C.S.I. on television and wondered how crime scene investigators really do their jobs, then visit OLLI's Crime Lab class.
Speaking to the United Nations in September 1961, President Kennedy warned, "Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness."
As television bills keep getting more and more expensive, people are "cutting the cord" or getting rid of cable and using streaming services.

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Yoga is a calm, yet exhilarating, total-body conditioning exercise. It is gentle enough to be practiced by those over 50, so you'll be able to work within any limitations you may have.
Discussions of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the American People, Part III. First published in 1980, Howard Zinn's review of American history, titled A People's History of the United States, instantly caught the attention of both historians and the public.
Live concerts will be presented along with extensive, in-depth commentary on the personality and life of each composer, the values and aesthetics of the society in which he lived, why he wrote as he did, and what makes his music unique and great.
Enjoy your retirement more by learning how to golf!

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In this class we will cover all the apps to plan your trip (lowest prices, booking, and what to visit).
In this class, you will discover how to balance eating with the right foods, set attainable goals, and learn why rewards are important. We will also learn to deal with triggers for unhealthy eating.
After our spring session investigating several questions surfacing in our previous studies of meaning of life concepts, (influence of Zoroaster in religious thought, human bias, historical relationship of science and religion, the problem of mass delusion in culture), we will return to the study of the regional and period-specific ideas on man's search to define the meaning of life in this session.
Medicinal oils can serve many useful purposes from boosting immunity to improving brain function. Come and learn how medicinal quality oils can improve your own health!
Feeling blue? Or green with envy? Perhaps, red with rage? Do you see social and political issues as black and white - rejecting shades of gray?
Learn everything you want to know about computer networks in this new course.
Join an expert financial advisor in this course to learn how long your money will last, what retirement income concerns you should have, how to make investments, how to make money as a retiree, and how to plan for healthcare and your estate.
This class goes beyond eBay! While in this class, you will learn how to establish an eBay account, search to find what you are looking for, and complete your transaction. You will also learn about and how to use other Internet market platforms, such as Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.
This class will discuss ways to convert old format sources like cassettes, albums, VHS tapes, CDs, slides, and paper photographs into a digital format.

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In this class we cover topics like two-factor authentication, VPNs and how wireless payment systems work.
In this class you'll learn how to edit photos to make them look better, resize them, or even change the coloring.
Move beyond basic design tips and construction techniques with intermediate level jewelry making! You will learn advanced jewelry techniques with tips from a long-time jewelry designer.
Join us for a trip across the wine and cheese regions of France, Italy, and Spain that will introduce you to the wide variety of delights that these countries have to offer.
The instructor will provide a brief history of energy medicine and an overview of the various types of energy-related practices offered today.
In this class, we cover the basics: how to download apps, get content, and feel more comfortable with your iPad.
In this class, we focus on more advanced features and applications with your iPad, covering iCloud, mail, and much more.
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.
You will learn to select bead colors, find out just what all of those jewelry making tools really do, and what exactly a jewelry "finding" is.
Ready to bedazzle your neck, ears, or fingers? Or do you have a piece of jewelry you'd like to re-design and make more wearable? Each week in this jewelry workshop, choose what you will make or do!
The objective of the class is to educate and entertain while introducing resource material to help people plan for a happy and healthy retirement.
"Maximize your Medicare" is back with updated information for 2018-2019. We will focus on what you need to know before you make decisions during the Medicare open enrollment period.
This three-session class will explore Saginaw architecture in the years following World War II - an era of profound architectural and technological change.
This course will closely analyze key House and Senate races around the nation and make predictions.
Mindfulness meditation helps us learn to live in the present moment with non-judgmental awareness and acceptance of what is. It helps us to flow more easily within the ups and downs of our lives.
Spreadsheets can appeal to more people than just those with pocket protectors. Microsoft Excel is a great program for organizing information and keeping track of financial information.
Want to show off your vacation photos? Or want to teach an OLLI class with more pizzazz?
What caused the Civil War? Most historians argue convincingly, based on a wealth of evidence, that slavery was the primary cause of the conflict. But many Americans tell pollsters that the war was a product of constitutional questions, states' rights, even economic differences.
Tickle the ivory this fall with another music appreciation class brought to you by OLLI's own dynamic musical duo
In this class, we will explore what some of these numbers mean and how they are determined. We will view numbers used to give credibility to information such as margins of error, algorithms, and graphs.
Welcome back to our fall OLLI book club. Our first selection is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, which is based on the real-life scandal of a Memphis adoption agency that kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families.
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. The first class is lecture and the second class is a workshop to ensure you leave with password manager working. The class maximum is 20.
Over the course of two class sessions, you will create a beautiful piece of art under the direction of a certified Mary Owens Pen & Ink/Oil Rouging instructor.
This course will look at the nature of personality and the fundamental psychological characteristics that contribute to differences in how people think, feel, and behave
This class is a lecture-recital celebrating the magic and poetry of piano music that transcends the instrument.
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!
The session will begin with a brief lecture explaining the economic concepts of full employment, strong economic growth rate, and their relationship to changes in taxing and spending policies by the federal government to address common misconceptions on these topics.
This "class" will give you the opportunity to relax and savor the beauty that surrounds you and learn about the ecology and history of one of Michigan's largest watersheds.
Cork and white pine once decorated the Saginaw Valley to the north, creating a blanket of green as far as the eye could see.
In this new OLLI course you will design not just a silk scarf, but a unique, one-of-a-kind wearable piece of art.
Keep those vocal cords in shape! Join the group that sings for enjoyment. You'll receive a series of booklets focusing on various types of music, and will receive background information about each song.
Join us and learn how to use Facebook to communicate and keep in touch with family or connect with friends from the past.
While it may be highly illogical, this class focuses on the viewing and discussion of episodes of Star Trek in which the Roddenberry Ideal of a positive and humanist future was used to comment on the society of the era.
In this class we cover the basics of technology and what products are best for you. So, come, jump in, and see that it's a whole new world! Great for non-techies.
The course introduces the whys and hows of clearing the body of toxic food and the mind of toxic thoughts.
This course concludes the series with the last 8 lectures from the Teaching Company's "The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age".
Subtitled "A Story of the Buried Life," this first novel of Thomas Wolfe was released in 1929. It is a coming-of-age story that is considered to be highly autobiographical
If Fridays don't work for your schedule, try these Thursday art classes at the Saginaw Y!
Join a certified Mary Owens Pen & Ink/Oil rouging instructor to learn this beautiful skill.
People Every Age Need Ukulele Training! Is the guitar too hard? Is the piano too heavy to lug around? Well, then, learn to play the ukulele with the founder of the Saginaw Ukulele Gurus and Rookies (SUGAR).
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.
In session one you learn how to make healing foods that take only a few seconds more than traditional methods.
Have you ever stared at the night sky and wondered what was out there? This class will tell you!
In the first half of this class, you will learn about viruses, malware, spyware, and adware. We will discuss various software applications that can help prevent viruses and how to remove viruses once they are on the computer. In the second half of the class, you will learn how to keep your computer running at top speed by clearing excess files and data.

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Once again join Warmbier Farms and OLLI to create exciting decorations for your home.
The class discussions will consider recent Supreme Court decisions in controversial cases and the potential for changes in the direction of constitutional law as the composition of the Court changes.
Women served in various capacities during the American Civil War - both aiding and sabotaging the war effort. This course will focus on material about the lives of women in the American Civil War.
Did your mother polish B52s during WWII or your great-grandfather meet Amelia Earhart? What are the stories in your family tree?
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.