• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2024 to 04-12-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Gwenyth Mapes, Professor of Humanities
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    The art and architecture produced during Europe’s Gothic period began in France and spread like wildfire. We will look at examples of the architecture as it increased in height and detail, as well as the art that moved from Byzantine imagery to increasing... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2024 to 04-12-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mary Saputo
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Oscar Winner, Legend, or King of Hollywood - whichever label you choose, this was unarguably Hollywood's Leading Man! We will cover a multitude of iconic films from the 1930's up to his last in 1961...oh, and we may touch on something with a plantation theme from the Old South, if you know what I... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2024 to 04-12-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 05:00 PM-06:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Chris Burns, Many-Strings
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Aaron Copland is an American treasure. The spirit of our land permeates his music. He is often referred to as “the Dean of American Composers.” Awarded a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, a Congressional Gold Medal, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, his creativity is indeed exceptional. And his music has a warm heart: Fanfare for the Common Man, The... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-15-2024 to 04-15-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Fred Bercovitch, BA, MS, and PhD Biological Anthropology
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Koalas are not bears, but marsupials, and are an endangered species.  Find out how climate change is impacting their behavior and... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-16-2024 to 04-16-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David B Lindauer, Lt. Colonel (Ret.), US Army Signal Corps
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    In this presentation, we will discuss an event which history somehow overlooked: the attempt by a brave band of soldiers and civilians to overthrow Nazi rule in Munich, Germany, with the intention of handing the city over to the approaching Allied armies. This account is based largely on first-hand information provided by German Captain Rupprecht Gerngross,... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-16-2024 to 04-16-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonnie Vega
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom- St. Louis Oasis

    Although best known for its Roman remains visible today, dating from AD 79, it was built upon a substantial city dating from much earlier times – Oscans, Greeks, Etruscans. Pristinely preserved under the ash—the excavated city offers a unique snapshot of Roman life, frozen at the moment it was buried. It was a wealthy town, with a population of ca.... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-16-2024 to 04-16-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Moving from place to place and job to job until he found his true calling as a painter, Vincent van Gogh had a short artistic career. Dying at 37, he was a painter for only ten years. He reached his “high, yellow note” as a painter during months he spent at Arles, in the South of France. Vincent spent only 444 days in Arles—the most prolific period in... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-16-2024 to 04-16-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk, Int'l Award-Winning Author/Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    The Wheel of Giants is the modern name given to an enigmatic prehistoric site consisting of an ancient megalithic monument of concentric circles of stone made of 42,000 basalt rocks with a mound of earth and stones in the center. First recorded by nineteenth century scholars, it is located in the Israeli portion of the Golan Heights, about ten miles east of... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-17-2024 to 04-17-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jean Ponzi
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Nature connections in biology, psychology, and art design are proving to increase health benefits for us in many ways. From this overview of biophilic design principles, you'll start seeing nature in surprising places and ways to bring nature's gifts into your environment. Join presenter and Green Resources Manager for Missouri Botanical Garden, Jean Ponzi,... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-17-2024 to 04-17-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jake Yetterberg, CSA
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    •The effects of politics and elections on your money. •Learn what effects differing political parties can have on the market. •Understanding how different governmental policies affect interest rates and your fixed money. •What current government debt levels tell us about what is coming and how to prepare. •Recent changes from legislation and how... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-17-2024 to 04-17-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Julia Fister, MA, Studio ACE Executive Director
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Grandma Moses was an American artist known for her pastoral landscape paintings. She did not start painting until she was 77 years old and looking for something to do “to keep busy and out of mischief.” This lecture will explore her scenes of American... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-18-2024 to 04-18-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Gina Simmons Schneider, PhD, Licensed Psychotherapist, Executive Coach & Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Participants will learn about the psychological and moral differences between Liberals and Conservatives. Differences in relationship to authority, emotional responses, and neuropsychology will be explored. Gina Simmons Schneider, Ph.D. Licensed Psychotherapist, Executive Coach, Author of Frazzlebrain: Break Free from Anxiety, Anger, and Stress using... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-18-2024 to 04-18-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM- 3:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Andrew Michael Cooperman
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Contrary to popular imagination, the American Revolution was not confined to the eastern seaboard. The mid-Mississippi River Valley also witnessed the confrontation between the American Patriots, their allies, and the British Empire and its allies. This confrontation reached its climax in the spring of 1780 with the Battle of Fort San Carlos. Fought in what... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-19-2024 to 04-19-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, M.A., Professor of U.S. History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Thomas Jefferson remains the greatest enigma of all U.S. Presidents. How could the man who penned the words, “all men are created equal” own slaves? While doubting whether the Constitution allowed him to do it, he authorized the Louisiana Purchase. Blaine Davies explores the life and contradictions of the scientist, architect, farmer, astronomer,... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-22-2024 to 04-22-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jim Salih
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom- St. Louis Oasis

    New to Android phones, or just want to make sure you are using your phone to its maximum advantage? In this class, we will cover the basics of Android cell phone usage. Even though each brand of Android phone is a bit different, there are several essential features. Learn about the layout, navigation methods and how to go into the phone’s settings to... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-23-2024 to 04-23-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Johnny Rabbit
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    This class will learn about what went on in the 1950s and 1960s. Instructor Johnny Rabbitt hopes you'll be up for some serious back-in-time travel, plus he'll bring along a special guest. You'll get the inside stories of Gaslight Square's birth, life, and death. We'll look around downtown before the Arch was constructed, refresh with Pinky Pevely, Velvet... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-23-2024 to 04-23-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Ricky Deutsch, BS Aerospace Engineering, MS, MBA, Former Captain US Air Force, Space Command
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    This Spanish volcano archipelago was a stopping point for Columbus on his first New World voyage. Born of lava, Mt. Teide is the world’s highest peak when measured from its base at the bottom of the ocean. Only 600 miles from Morocco, the Canaries boast a tropical climate. The island of Tenerife was the site of the worst air disaster in the history of... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-24-2024 to 04-24-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Emily Nye, Ph.D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    An increasing number of books—some of which are considered classics—are being banned in schools around the country. Have you wondered what’s behind the movement to ban books? In this class we’ll learn about some of the books being pulled from school and library bookshelves, why, and what this could mean for future... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-25-2024 to 04-25-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Parks Smith
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom- St. Louis Oasis
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    Bletchley Park was once the top-secret home of the World War II “Codebreakers”—a term coined about the over 9,000 men and women who worked at the facility intercepting and cracking German communication during the war. We will focus on the lesser-told stories of the women who worked at Bletchley Park from 1939 to 1946. And learn how the German messages... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-25-2024 to 04-25-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Larry Edison
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    We’ve all heard of The Cloud, but what is it exactly, what does it cost and how can we keep it safe? In this class, we will take a look at the answers to these questions and more about online storage of your private files and photos. Specifically, we will take a look at iCloud, Google Cloud, Amazon Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox. We will examine the pros and... read more

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