Activities

The Fall 2019 catalog is now available; call 559.278.0008 or email osher@csufresno.edu to receive a copy via U.S. Mail. 

Fall 2019
General Sessions
Date & Time Location Event/Activity Featuring
Wednesday;
September 11,
3:00 - 4:30pm
Satellite Student Union "U.S. - Mexico Relations: Distant Neighbors or Closer Friends" Dr. Alex Saragoza
Wednesday;
September 18,
3:00 - 4:30pm
Satellite Student Union "Stories Written in Bones" Dr. Chelsey Juarez
Thursday;
October 17, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Satellite Student Union "Soul Calling: A Photographic Journey Through the Hmong Diaspora" Joel Pickford
Wednesday;
October 30, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Satellite Student Union "Understanding Gender - Changing Definitions in a Changing World" Dr. Kathryn Forbes 
Wednesday;
November 6, 3:00 - 4:30pm
 Satellite Student Union  "The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California"  Mark Arax
 
Tuesday;
December 3, 3:00 - 4:30pm
 Satellite Student Union  "Taco Bout Progress: How Food Events Have Changed Peoples' Minds About Fresno" Mike Osegueda

Fall 2019
Short Courses
Date & Time Location Event/Activity Featuring
Wednesdays;
September 4, 11, 18 & 25
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB194 "Tai Chi" David Ortiz
Thursdays;
September 5, 12, 19 & 26
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "Exploring the California Missions" Pat Hunter & Janice Stevens
Thursdays;
September 5, 12, 19 & 26
10:30am - 12:00pm
PB192 "The Dutch Golden Age of Franks Hals, Judith Leyster, Rembrandt and Vermeer" Dr. Gina Strumwasser
Thursdays;
September 5, 12 & 19
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "Remote Viewing: Traveling the Entangled Web of Time and Space" Aaron Drake
Friday;
September 6
1:30 - 3:00pm
PB192 "Uber & Lyft" Cristian Juarez
Mondays;
September 9, 16. 23, 30, October 7 & 14
10:00 - 11:30am
PB194 "Jane Austen of the 21st Century Reader, Vol. 2" Heather Parish
Mondays;
September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7 & 14
10:00 - 11:30am
PB192 "Texas Hold'Em Poker" Sky Matsuhashi
Monday;
September 9
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "The Big Fresno Fair" Lauri King
Tuesdays & Wednesday;
September 10, 17 & 18
 
various

"An Understanding of Central Valley Religions"

Tuesday 9/10 - lecture in PB191, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Tuesday 9/17 - Visit to Temple Beth Israel, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Wednesday 9/18 - Visit to Hindu Temple of Fresno, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Ronald Orozco
Tuesdays;
September 10, 17, 24 & October 1
2:30 - 4:00pm
PB191 "Lincoln;s Private Secretary John George Nicolay: His White House Perspectives and Creation of the Lincoln Image" Dr. Allen Carden
Fridays;
September 13, 20 & 27
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "Historic Preservation: An Introduction" Laura Groves Van Onna
Monday;
September 16
1:30 - 3:00pm
PB194 
"Publishing for the Aspiring Author"
Jaguar Bennett & Heather Parish
Mondays;
September 16, 23, October 7 & 14
3:00 - 4:30pm
PB191 "Citizenship, Migration & Democracy in Fresno" Dr. Sergio Juarez
Mondays;
September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21 & 28
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB191 (10/21 ONLY) & PB194 "Basics of Acting" Laurie & Emily Pessano
Wednesday;
September 25
2:00 - 4:00pm
PB192

 "Limiting Your Tax Exposure in Retirement" 

Aaron McKell
Friday;
September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm
PB192 "Radiate Positivity" Diane Callahan & Jill Wagner, APR
Friday;
September 27
1:30 - 3:30pm
PB192 "Put Siri to Work for You" Cristian Juarez
Tuesday & Wednesday;
October 1 & 2
various

"Fresno State Nursery & Farm Market"

Tuesday 10/1 - lecture in PB191, 10:00 - 11:30am

Wednesday 10/2 - Fresno State Nursery & Farm Market Visit, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Calliope Correia
Wednesdays;
October 2, 9, 16 & 23
3:00 - 4:30pm
PB191 "American Values and Philosophy" Dr. Andy Fiala
Thursday;
October 3 2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "OLLI Annual Review" Jill Wagner, APR & Advisory Committee Members
 
Mondays;
 
October 7, 14, 21 & 28 10:00 - 11:30am
 
 PB191  "The History of Geometry" Elena Diestelkamp
Tuesdays;
October 8, 15, 22 & 29 9:00 - 10:30am
 PB191  "Art of the Belle Epoque in Paris"  Susana Sosa
 
Tuesdays;
October 15, 22, 29, November 5 & 12 
1:00 - 3:00pm
  PB191 (10/22 ONLY) & PB192  "Stories Save Our Lives. They are Invisible Thread that Binds Each of Us to the Other" Armen Bacon
Wednesdays;
October 16 & 23
10:30am - 12:00pm
 PB191  "Hollywood's West: When Fact Becomes Legend" Paul Kaser
 Tuesdays;
October 17, 24, November 7 & 14
10:00 - 11:30am
 PB191  "The Allure of Mars" Larry Parmeter
Thursday;
October 24, 2:00 - 3:30pm
 PB191  "The Future of Water in CA" Ben Ewell
Friday;
October 25, 1:30 - 3:00pm
 PB191  "Fresno's Wilson Island Historic Park" Dr. Jeanine Raymond
Thursdays;
October 31, November 7, 14 & 21,
2:00 - 3:30pm
 PB192  "Succeed at Getting the Best Health Care for You - A Guide for the Consumer" Ramon Neufeld, M.D., M.P.H.
Monday;
November 4,
10:00am - 12:30pm
PB194 "Painting for Stress Relief" Laura Fraedrich
Tuesdays;
November 5, 12 & 19,
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "The U.S. Becomes an Imperial power 1846 - 1945" Gary Walker
Friday;
November 8,
1:30 - 3:30pm
 PB192  "iOS 13" Cristian Juarez
 Tuesday;
November 12,
2:00 - 4:30pm
 PB194  "Watercolor Greeting Cards" Laura Fraedrich
 Tuesday;
November 19,
2:00 - 4:30pm
 PB194  "Mosaic Holiday Ornaments" Laura Fraedrich 
Wednesday;
November 20,
2:00 - 3:30pm
 PB191  "Picking the Perfect Dog" Kit Perry
Fridays;
September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6,
9:30 - 11:00am
 PB194

 "Book Club"

9/6 - "Endurance", by Scott Kelly

10/4 - "Becoming", by Michelle Obama

11/1 - "The Founding Mothers Who Raised Our Nation", by Cokie Roberts

12/6 - "The Ravenmaster...", by Christopher Skaife

Kay Davies

Fall 2019
Field Trips & aCTIVITIES
Date & Time Location Event/Activity
Thursday;
September 26
5:30am - 7:00pm
Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
"SF Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Game and Private Batting Practice"
Thursday;
October 10,
7:00am - 7:00pm
CA Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
"CA Academy of Sciences Behind-the-Scenes Tour"
Thursday;
October 24
12:00 - 2:00pm
Fresno Heritage Center at the Central Library
"Discover Your Family Tree through Genealogy"
Wednesday;
October 30
10:00am
McKenzie Preserve
"Hiking on the McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve"
 
Monday;
 
November 25
 
10:00 & 11:00am
 
 Clovis, CA
 "The San Joaquin and Sierra Railroad Tour"
Sunday;
December 8
10:00am - 5:30pm
 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks  "94th Annual Trek to the Nation's Christmas Tree"

To see past activities:

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