RFA supports regional events in Pasadena and Palos Verdes Peninsula

Do you live in the Rancho Palos Verdes, Pasadena, or West Los Angeles areas?
If so, now is your chance to participate in some stimulating programs right in your own
Your responses to our RFA 2010 survey told us you would like to meet up
with other USC retirees closer to home.

As a result of recent requests from the Retired Faculty Association Board to expand our outreach to the communities in which our retirees reside, the USC Emeriti Center College is offering three new enrichment programs at public libraries in Brentwood, Palos Verdes and San Marino. We encourage you to take this opportunity to participate in lively discussions and socialize with colleagues and neighbors in your communities.

During the coming year, the RFA plans to expand programs that are easily accessible by people in USC’s retirement community who live in areas where large numbers of retirees reside.

We’re starting in the Pasadena area,  Palos Verdes Peninsula and Brentwood with three courses that are being offered by the USC Emeriti Center College.

John G. (Tom) Tomlinson will teach Health, Wealth, and Intellect: John Randoph Haynes, USC and the Making of Los Angeles. This course will use the life of John R. Haynes as a vehicle for tracking the growth of Los Angeles from a dusty town of 12,000 in 1880 to its present status as an international metropolis. Enrollees  will meet at the Crowell Public Library’s Community Room in San Marino Thursdays, September 26; October 3, 10, 31; November 7 and 14, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to noon. The course fee will be $60 for all six sessions or $10 each for individual sessions. For more information, click here. RSVP to <>.

Free parking will be available at the back of the library or on the street.

Professor Thom David Mason (founder of the Jazz Studies Program in the Thornton School of Music) will offer a course in Jazz & Swing from A to Z: the Story of America’s Music. Enrollees will meet at the Peninsula Center Library’s Community Room in Rolling Hills Estates, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, September 24, October 1, 15, 22,29, and November 5. RSVP to <>. Walk-in registrations welcome.

For more information, click here.

The lectures are free. Parking will be available on the roof of the Library, the second floor garage, and underground parking.

In Brentwood Dr. Marlene Wagner and Dr. Susan Aminoff will offer Thematic Autobiography: Writing and Sharing Your Life. The course will be offered at the Kaufman-Brentwood Branch Library’s Multi-Purpose Room, Wednesdays September 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013., from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

For more information, click here.

RSVP to <ecrsvp>>

The course is free and open to the public. Free parking and public parking are available in the back of the Library (enter on Gorham Avenue).