Activities

The Fall 2018 catalog is now available; call 559.278.0008 or email osher@csufresno.edu to receive a copy via U.S. Mail. 

FALL 2018
General Sessions
Date & Time Location Event/Activity Featuring
Wednesday;
September 12,
3:00 - 4:30pm
Satellite Student Union "Hands Through Stone - How Clarence Ray Allen Masterminded Murder from Behind Folsom's Prison Walls" Hon. James Ardaiz
Thursday;
October 4,
3:00 - 4:30pm
Satellite Student Union "Denmark Vesey's Garden - Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy" Dr. Blain Roberts
Wednesday; 
October 17, 
1:00 - 2:30pm 
 Satellite Student Union  "This Chair Rocks - Pushing Back Against Ageism"  Ashton Applewhite
Thursday;
November 8,
1:00 - 2:30pm
 Satellite Student Union  "Genetic Testing and Its Implications"  Dr. Jason Bush
Wednesday;
December 5,
12:00 - 1:30pm
 Satellite Student Union  "Serving Children's Health Needs - Now and Into the Future"  Todd Suntrapak

FALL 2018
Short Courses
Date & Time Location Event/Activity Featuring
Tuesdays;
September 4, 11, 18 & 25
9:00 - 10:30am
PB191 "The Pre-Raphaelites: Realism and Allegory in Victorian Art" Susana Sosa
Tuesdays;
September 4, 11, 18 & 25
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB191 "California History - Part I: Four Turning Points" Dr. Allen Carden
Tuesdays;
September 4, 11, 18 & 25
2:30 - 4:00pm
PB192 "Intro to Phtography" C'anna Rix
Wednesdays;
September 5, 19, 26 & October 3
3:00 - 5:00pm
PB191 "Motown and Southern Soul in the 1960s" Dr. Matthew Darling
Thursdays;
September 6, 13, 20 & 27
10:30am - 12:00pm
PB192 "The Art of Renaissance Florence: Part II (The 16th Century)" Dr. Gina Strumwasser
Thursdays;
September 6, 13, 20 & 27
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "Focus on Fall Theater" Donald Munro
Mondays;
September 10, 17, 24 & October 1
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "Political Extremism" Dr. Bradley Hart
Monday;
September 10
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "Uber and Lyft" Cristian Juarez
Monday;
September 17
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "Spotify, Pandora, Apple and Amazon Music" Cristian Juarez
Wednesday;
September 19
10:00am - 11:30pm
PB192 "Update on High Speed Rail" Antonia Tinoco
Monday;
September 24
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "Netflix and Hulu" Cristian Juarez
Tuesday and Two Thursdays;
September 25, October 2 & 4
 

September 25, 11:00am - 12:30pm; "Class at Fresno State"

October 2, 10:30am - 12:00pm; "Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno"

October 4, 11:30am - 1:00pm; "Sikh Association of Fresno"

Ronald Orozco
Wednesday;
September 26
10:00am - 12:00pm
PB192 "Keeping Life FUN!" Jill Wagner and Diane Callahan
Mondays;
October 1 & 8
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "iOS" Cristian Juarez
Tuesdays;
October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
1:00 - 3:00pm
PB191 & 192  "Everyone Has a Story" Armen Bacon
Thursdays;
October 4, 11 & 18
9:30 - 11:00am
PB191 "American Presidents in the 20th Century" Gary Wayne Walker
Monday;
October 8
10:00am - 12:00pm
PB192 "Age Well, Drive Smart" Justin Foraker, CHP
Mondays;
October 8, 15, 22, 29 & November 5
3:00 - 4:30pm
PB191 "California's Architectural Heritage" Karana Hattersley-Drayton, M.A.
Thursdays;
October 11, 18, 25 & November 1
3:00 - 4:30pm
PB191 "Ukraine: A Short History of the Land and Its People" Dr. Victoria Malko
Friday;
October 12
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "The Forgotten History" Susan Lowe
Monday;
October 15
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "Facebook" Cristian Juarez
Wednesdays;
October 17, 24 & 31
10:30am - 12:00pm
PB191 "Russian History Through Film" Paul Kaser
Tuesday;
October 23
10:00 - 11:30am
PB191 "Rightsize: Matching Your Home and Belongings with Your Lifestyle" Brenda McElroy
Wednesday;
October 24
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "Brain Cloudy Blues" Karana Hattersley-Drayton, M.A.
Thursday;
October 25
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "Prison Gardens: Blooming Behind Bars" Calliope Correia & Katerina Friesen
Monday;
October 29
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "Social Media Overview"

Cristian Juarez
Tuesdays;
October 30, November 6, 13 & 27
10:00 - 11:30am 
PB191 "The History of Algebra" Elena Diestelkamp
Wednesday:
October 31
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB191 "The Mystique of the Violin" Maxine Madden Spencer
Wednesday;
October 31
3:00 - 4:30pm
PB191 "Waitress Preview" Donald Munro
Tuesdays;
November 6, 13, 27 & December 4
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "Consumer's Guide to Health Care and Aging" Ramon Neufeld, MD
Wednesdays;
November 14, 28, December 5 & 12
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB191 "Existentialism" Dr. Andy Fiala
Wednesday;
November 28
10:00am - 12:00pm
PB194 "Silk Painting" Laura Fraedrich
Thursday;
November 29
10:00am - 12:00pm
PB194 "Watercolor Greeting Cards" Laura Fraedrich
Thursday;
November 29
1:00 - 2:30pm
PB192 "Planned Giving for Everyone" Elizabeth Garvin
Fridays;
August 31, September 21, October 26 & December 7
9:30am - 11:00am
PB194

August 31; "The Accidental President...", by A.J. Baime

September 21; "A Gentleman in Moscow", by Amor Towles

October 26; "Finding Gobi...", by Dion Leonard

December 7;, "Sisters in Law...", by Linda Hirshman

Kay Davies

FALL 2018
Field Trips & aCTIVITIES
Date & Time Location Event/Activity
Friday;
September 14
6:00am - 6:00pm
Legion of Honor
San Francisco, CA
"Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters"
Wednesday;
October 10
6:00am - 6:00pm
CSUMB
Monterey, CA
"Marine Bird Majesty"
Wednesday;
November 7
9:00am - 9:00pm
Golden Gate Theater
San Francisco, CA
"Waitress (musical)"
Monday;
October 22
3:00 - 4:30pm
Tioga Sequoia
Fresno, CA
"Fresno's Craft Beer Scene - Tioga Sequoia"
Monday;
October 29
3:00 - 4:20pm
Mad Duck Brewery
Fresno, CA
 
"Fresno's Craft Beer Scence - Mad Duck"
Thursday;
December 6
11:00am - 12:30pm
Gazebo Gardens
Fresno, CA
"Holiday Succulent Terrarium Workshop"

To see past activities:

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