Courses

In this class, SVSU Chef Kelly VanConett will show us some tips and tricks to having beautifully decorated cookies.


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In this class you will make a silk wreath on one date and silk holiday arrangement on the other date.


November 9, 2022 to December 7, 2022, Warmbier Farms
This class will give step-by-step instructions on how to make a beautiful wreath.


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We will be using strips of paper to create this snowflake. When making the Christmas ornament, we will be folding three pieces of paper and then join the three sections together to form a very cute ornament.


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Gentle exercise for energy development. Come see why millions of people practice these wonderful arts.


November 7, 2022 to December 12, 2022, Ryder Center, Room 244
This class is meant for anybody and everybody! You do not have to be good at dancing or know anything about Zumba to participate.


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Learn about sudden signs of stroke, stroke risk factors, and why it is important to act immediately when responding to a stroke.


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In this session we will continue our pursuit of the complex and eternal debate concerning the "Existence of GOD or GODS."


November 3, 2022 to December 8, 2022, Curtiss Hall, Room 224
This class is for anyone already strength training but wanting a fun, group class to kick it up a notch.


November 1, 2022 to December 13, 2022, Ryder Fitness Center
Travel Preview for the Blue Grass Country Trip


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Begin or continue your artistic journey painting with watercolors. Our veteran OLLI instructor shares a variety of stylized painting techniques.


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Join Andrea Ondish, the Curator of Education at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum to explore more about the Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post Impressionism styles of art in Europe and America.


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In this class, you will be shown some delicious Mexican dishes that you will be able to make at home.


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This three-week class is designed to share and taste different recipes.


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Join us in making a variety of cards, including a Valentine's Day card!


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Join us in making a variety of cards, including an Easter card.


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In this class you will get the opportunity to create some jewelry of your own - Earrings Created with Bead Weaving


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In this class you will get the opportunity to create some jewelry of your own - Earrings Created with Wire Wrapped Beads


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In this class you will get the opportunity to create some jewelry of your own - Bracelet created with bead weaving


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In this class you will get the opportunity to create some jewelry of your own - Bead embroidered cabochon pendant


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In this class you will get the opportunity to create some jewelry of your own - Create your own bead (beaded bead) necklace


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Woodworking and resin/epoxy pouring is a fantastic hobby to get into!


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In this single-day class, you will make a stylish Biscuit Basket.


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In this single-day class, you will make a stylish Counter Basket.


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This event will be hosted by Jim Bush, SVSU OLLI's Tai Chi facilitator and founding member of Cloud Hands Michigan. Students and teachers from around the state will explore the latest developments and techniques.


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In this class you have the chance to participate in a climate change simulation that allows you to explore various approaches to limit climate change.


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This class will revolve around crime scenes and include discussion of famous cases and how their crime scenes were processed.


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Bernadette Bernthal, owner of The White House Boutique in Frankenmuth, will teach you some easy and simple ways to bring your look together and complete any outfit.


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In this class you will learn what selling call options are and how they can generate additional income as well as reduce risk in your portfolio.


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This class will introduce you to some new variations of exercises you may already be doing, and even some new exercises you have never done before.


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This class will introduce you to some new variations of exercises you may already be doing, and even some new exercises you have never done before.


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Are you working out the correct way? Take the opportunity to meet and work with SVSU Kinesiology 354 students led by Dr. Gena Guerin to learn where you are physically, and what you can do to have a more effective workout.


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Zumba is a fitness dance class that combines Latin American influenced dance moves with songs from various genres.


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Zumba is a fitness dance class that combines Latin American influenced dance moves with songs from various genres.


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In this class you will be led through a Tai Chi session that will benefit you both mentally and physically!


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The Senior Fitness Test is for seniors 60-94 years of age.


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The Senior Fitness Test is for seniors 60-94 years of age.


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The Senior Fitness Test is for seniors 60-94 years of age.


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The Senior Fitness Test is for seniors 60-94 years of age.


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Join owners Keith and Jackie Gere of Willi's Sausage Company in Frankenmuth for a day of sausage-making fun!


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Rediscover CATS-the beloved musical with breathtaking music-including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, "Memory".


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Do you like tasty treats? If yes, this class is for you! Rachel from Petit 4 Pastry will show you how she makes some of her delicious pastries.


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Join OLLI as we are transformed into German bakers.


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In this class you will be instructed on the different ways to construct an attractive board for your next gathering.


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Join OLLI at the Live Oak Coffeehouse in Downtown Midland to learn more about coffee.


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Join us at the St. Julian Winery & Distillery to sample some wine and learn about tannins in wine.


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During this class you will learn and discuss the settlement of the island, colonization, The Great Hunger, conflict, and Ireland's important diplomatic role in Europe and globally.


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In this class, which leads to a trip to Norway and Finland, we will discuss in-depth the highlights of these countries and how they came to be where they are today.


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In this class we will take a journey through Canadian history.


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This class will help teach you how to improve your balance to varying degrees, including a segment to show simple exercises that can be done with a chair to help.


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Adapted from David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, this lavish seven-part miniseries chronicles the life of Founding Father John Adams.


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Mike Sonnenberg, the author of Lost In Michigan: History and Travel Stories From An Endless Road Trip, showcases interesting and historic locations from around Michigan.


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In this class, you will explore the history of one of the bad events, The Holocaust.


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In this class you will learn and compare these people while gaining the knowledge to distinguish between those who help, and those who harm.


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In this class you will watch the award-winning HBO miniseries "Chernobyl" in the context of its accuracy, the historical context of both the event itself and the time in which the show was produced, and the value of historical fiction as a teaching tool.


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How did Western Civilization emerge from the barbarian invasion of Europe to become the center of world civilization?


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This class will explore the loss of ships of both the Allies and Axis forces.


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In this course, we will focus on the Luftwaffe, the Royal Air Force, and the United States Army Air Force during WWII.


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The class will discuss both collaboration and resistance organizations in Occupied Europe during World War II.


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Learn how to capture your own stories and the stories of those close to you through writing.


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Learn how to journal with intention with this class that is focused on exploring the many ways in which journaling can enrich your life.


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Learn how to journal with intention with this class that is focused on exploring the many ways in which journaling can enrich your life.


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Join OLLI as we take a behind-the-scenes look at Michigan Sugar's locally grown and operated company.


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In this presentation, Kyle Bagnall, Park Naturalist for Mackinac State Historic Parks, will highlight some island attractions which have been lost to time and nearly forgotten.


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With over 50 years of combined experience in fused, blown, and stained glass, Village Glass Works has designed and built custom glass art for homes and churches since 1985.


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Make a glass Christmas bulb.


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Make a glass Christmas bulb.


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Prepare to investigate and discuss ideas that are brought forth from the teachings of Toltec Wisdom.


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Take control of your mind with a class dedicated to exploring the many methods of mindfulness.


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This class focuses on self-evaluation and making changes to live longer, happier, and healthier.


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In part 2 of this class, the full discovery and heart of the story is the man himself and the way in which he connected to his audience in a way that has yet to be duplicated.


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Line dancing is a great way to meet new people, learn new dance moves, and even get a little bit of exercise!


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In this class you will learn how to use the free Merlin Bird ID app to identify birds from what you hear, what they look like, and much more.


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All new members, and even veterans wanting a refresher, are invited to learn the ins and outs of the SVSU OLLI.


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Experience an inspirational story of a young man who was raised in this great midwestern city to become a world leader.


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Join us for this introduction to travel and learn what it is like to travel with a group, how to sign up for day trips and extended excursions, what to expect, how to plan, why you would travel with OLLI, and so much more.


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Did you know that for over a decade, SVSU undergraduate students have used rapid DNA testing to determine whether beaches in the Saginaw Bay Watershed should be closed due to fecal contamination?


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In this class you will acquire the tools for better awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to avoid, escape, resist, and survive a violent attack.


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Have you ever noticed that you become more sad or unhappy during the winter months?


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In this class, an SVSU police officer will guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself from swindles and frauds.


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Get in touch with your crafty side with sewing by coming down to Lady Jane's Quilt Shop.


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Come to Lady Jane's Quilt Shop in Freeland to learn how to hand sew English Paper Pieces.


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Visit the historic Vassar Theater in downtown Vassar for a fun-filled day learning about the history of this classic art deco movie house.


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Join OLLI for the SVSU production of "Very Berry Dead." Afterwards, meet the director, Josť Perez IV, and the cast to get a behind the scenes look at the play.


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Join OLLI for the SVSU production of "Urinetown." Afterwards, meet the director, Tommy Wedge, and the cast to get a behind the scenes look at the play.


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In the narrative of this fun and fascinating tour, you will learn about the history of the beer brewing industry in Grand Rapids, its demise and its comeback that earned Grand Rapids the "Beer City" title.


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In this class you will learn how to create an eBay account, search for items, and complete transactions. In the second half of the class, you will learn how to sell an item.


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Do you want to learn how to back up your important digital information to ensure it doesn't get lost?


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In this class you will learn all about the different free applications that Google offers.


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In this class, Larry Emmons, retired SVSU technology director, will teach you some of the different ways to turn your own home into a "smart home."


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This class will teach you the ins and outs of the iPhone Operating System (iOS).


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This class will teach you how to use your Android device to its fullest potential.


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This class will help you learn how to use Facebook to share photos, "like" a post or page, and "friend" anyone you choose.


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This class will teach you how to make your computer more accommodating.


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Viruses, malware, and spyware are all scary computer terms you may not be familiar with. In this class, learn what it all means and how you can prevent it. In addition, you will also learn how to remove it from your computer so that your computer runs to the best of its capabilities.


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In this class you will learn the ins and outs of the several types of computers out there. Desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets are all great options, and this class will help you decide which is the best for you.


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Join us for a historical and cultural re-examination of piracy and its implications for understanding Great Lakes history.


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With television cable bills becoming increasingly expensive, more people are "cutting the cord" or getting rid of cable. In this class you will learn about its replacement, streaming, and how to get the most out of these services while also reducing your monthly bills.


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In this class, learn how to take the best care of yourself and how to make good and healthy decisions while you travel.


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In this class, learn how to take the best care of yourself and how to make good and healthy decisions while you travel.


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In this class, learn how to take the best care of yourself and how to make good and healthy decisions while you travel.


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In this class you will learn how to use WhatsApp, Currency Converter, and Google Maps on your iPhone to help communicate with others over WiFi, make sure you don't pay too much for an item, and to find your next location easily.


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This trip package includes tickets to the performance, lunch at Valliant Grill, and motor coach transportation.


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Hear the DSO perform iconic songs from memorable movies and binge-worthy series, all in one concert.


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TINA-The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n' Roll.


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The Honky Tonk Angels is a hilarious, foot-stomping good time from the creator of Always?Patsy Cline.


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Join OLLI on a tour of the Ukrainian American Archives and Museum in Hamtramck (near Detroit).


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Just in time for the holiday, this performance is filled with the glorious music of the season.


Thursday, December 8, 2022, Parking Lot J1
Share Detroit's favorite holiday musical tradition with friends and experience the thrill of the spectacle of the season.


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Attendees will be treated to signage, hundreds of photos, various ephemera, and video clips of Detroit's home-grown retailer that once towered over Woodward Avenue.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022, Curtiss Hall, Room 224
Join OLLI members on a self-guided tour of this exhibition at the DIA on the 100th anniversary of its acquisition, and experience around 70 authentic Van Gogh works from around the world and discover the fascinating story of America's introduction to this iconic artist, in an exhibition only at the DIA.


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If you want your yard and gardens to be the talk of the neighborhood, you will need to register for this monthly meeting.


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Presented by Patrick Twomey - This enigmatic Island is among the most isolated inhabited places on earth and offers an important warning to all of us.


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From a Native American poet and scholar to an early 19th century Great Lakes captain and the only female Great Lakes Gold Life Saving Medal Awardee, hear the stories of daring rescues, dangerous shipwrecks and most of all, trailblazing women.


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