• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-07-2022 to 12-07-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The Hudson River School — a loose group of American landscape artists — was neither a school nor confined to the Hudson River Valley. Beginning in the early 19th-century, American painters finally paid significant attention to the uniqueness of landscape around them. The Hudson River School drew inspiration from America’s unspoiled landscape,... read more
    The Hudson River School — a loose group of American landscape artists — was neither a school nor confined to the Hudson River Valley. Beginning in the early 19th-century, American painters finally paid significant attention to the uniqueness of landscape around them. The Hudson River School drew inspiration from America’s unspoiled landscape, finding aesthetic taste, a feeling of nationalism, and spirituality in the wilderness. At this same time, though, progress in the form of industrialization and Manifest Destiny began to erode the vision of a pristine idealized American “Garden of Eden.” Hudson River School painters include Thomas Cole, Frederic E. Church, Asher B. Durand and others.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2022 to 12-08-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Charles Mingus Jr. (1922-1979) was a jazz double bass player with a career spanning three decades. He also played piano, composed, and worked with jazz bands. As a major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians in history. His collaborations included such luminaries as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington,... read more
    Charles Mingus Jr. (1922-1979) was a jazz double bass player with a career spanning three decades. He also played piano, composed, and worked with jazz bands. As a major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians in history. His collaborations included such luminaries as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. His work touched on multiple genres including bebop, hard bop, third stream, and free jazz.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2022 to 12-08-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 02:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: David Turner, Ph.D., St. Mary's University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    We all know that Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, surrounded by elves who help him deliver toys to all the children around the world. Because he lives at the North Pole, a land of cold, snow, and ice, we have an image of Santa in fur-lined clothing that helps him stay warm and jolly. Throughout the 4.6 billion year history of the Earth, however, the... read more
    We all know that Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, surrounded by elves who help him deliver toys to all the children around the world. Because he lives at the North Pole, a land of cold, snow, and ice, we have an image of Santa in fur-lined clothing that helps him stay warm and jolly. Throughout the 4.6 billion year history of the Earth, however, the North Pole has experienced many different environments, and it may be that at points in the past, Santa would have been better served by shorts and a T-shirt, or perhaps even SCUBA gear. This presentation will introduce North Pole basics, including the difference between the geographic and magnetic poles, changing terrain over geologic time, and the different climates that have affected conditions at the North Pole in the past, and will continue to affect the region, and Santa Claus, into the future.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2022 to 12-08-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jordan Carr
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Get Free help with technology such as Android and iPhone Smartphones, PC and Apple computers, iPad and Android tablets, WIFI, email, software updates- one-on-one problem solving and... read more
    Get Free help with technology such as Android and iPhone Smartphones, PC and Apple computers, iPad and Android tablets, WIFI, email, software updates- one-on-one problem solving and training.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-09-2022 to 12-09-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Martha Bogart
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    This class provides an overview of Google Drive, specifically Google Docs (word processing). Learn how to store and back up your files to Google Drive including PDFs, videos, audio files and photos, so you can access them from anywhere. Any file you have on your computer can be stored on Google Drive. Learn how to upload, create, edit, share and organize... read more
    This class provides an overview of Google Drive, specifically Google Docs (word processing). Learn how to store and back up your files to Google Drive including PDFs, videos, audio files and photos, so you can access them from anywhere. Any file you have on your computer can be stored on Google Drive. Learn how to upload, create, edit, share and organize your files in the cloud. Google Drive is free as long as you have a Google account, which is also free. This class will introduce you to the desktop version of Google Drive, although there is also a mobile version available. We recommend that you create a Google account before the class.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-09-2022 to 12-09-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Peter Bolland, MA, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Southwestern College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every... read more
    Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-12-2022 to 12-12-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Johnny Rabbitt
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    What parcel of property here has never changed hands? Where was our first synagogue located? How did Daniel Boone break the law when he came to Missouri? What religious based medical college was at 9th and Washington? Who was the famous pastor of the Des Peres Presbyterian Church.? What Bishop planned what’s now the Old Cathedral? Who created the... read more
    What parcel of property here has never changed hands? Where was our first synagogue located? How did Daniel Boone break the law when he came to Missouri? What religious based medical college was at 9th and Washington? Who was the famous pastor of the Des Peres Presbyterian Church.? What Bishop planned what’s now the Old Cathedral? Who created the Floating Freedom School on a riverboat? And more.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-12-2022 to 12-12-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk, Int'l Award-Winning Author/Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Ancient documents and archeological sites reveal the story of one of history’s major wars between a military superpower, the Syrian-Greeks, and a Jewish militia in the Judean Hills. The Syrian-Greeks had decided to incorporate Israel into their empire and force all Jews to adopt monotheism. Using guerilla warfare and asymmetrical tactics, the band of... read more
    Ancient documents and archeological sites reveal the story of one of history’s major wars between a military superpower, the Syrian-Greeks, and a Jewish militia in the Judean Hills. The Syrian-Greeks had decided to incorporate Israel into their empire and force all Jews to adopt monotheism. Using guerilla warfare and asymmetrical tactics, the band of Jewish patriots defended their homeland and their way of life. The Jewish patriots won. The Temple was cleaned and rededicated in 162 BCE, and the holiday that followed, still celebrated today, is named Chanukah.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-13-2022 to 12-13-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jordan Carr
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Get Free help with technology such as Android and iPhone Smartphones, PC and Apple computers, iPad and Android tablets, WIFI, email, software updates- one-on-one problem solving and... read more
    Get Free help with technology such as Android and iPhone Smartphones, PC and Apple computers, iPad and Android tablets, WIFI, email, software updates- one-on-one problem solving and training.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-13-2022 to 12-13-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:30 PM-05:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Although the earliest fans of Frank Sinatra (1915-98) were enthusiastic "bobbysoxers," Sinatra shaped his vocal stylings by copying the tricks of jazz musicians. Placing a high priority on self-education, he was a born entertainer who succeeded in making the challenging leap to Hollywood, also becoming one of the most beloved balladeers of the 1950s.... read more
    Although the earliest fans of Frank Sinatra (1915-98) were enthusiastic "bobbysoxers," Sinatra shaped his vocal stylings by copying the tricks of jazz musicians. Placing a high priority on self-education, he was a born entertainer who succeeded in making the challenging leap to Hollywood, also becoming one of the most beloved balladeers of the 1950s. Sinatra ultimately eclipsed his earliest successes to become one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. Discover this and more in Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes: Frank Sinatra.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-14-2022 to 12-14-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Manifest Destiny: The True Story of Westward Expansion & Native Expulsion in America explores westward expansion and its impact on Native communities. Even though the phrase 'manifest destiny' was not used in print until 1845, the spirit of American expansionism that it referred to was very apparent long before the 1840s. Americans had been talking... read more
    Manifest Destiny: The True Story of Westward Expansion & Native Expulsion in America explores westward expansion and its impact on Native communities. Even though the phrase 'manifest destiny' was not used in print until 1845, the spirit of American expansionism that it referred to was very apparent long before the 1840s. Americans had been talking about pushing westward as if it was their manifest destiny since folks in Jamestown in the 1600s had started eyeing the land where Natives lived. University of Maryland historian Richard Bell will begin by tracking the story of Native expulsion and westward expansion from the Revolution era up through the 1850s, paying particular attention in the second half to how the West and Westward Expansion came to be romanticized in the American imagination.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2022 to 12-15-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Larry Williams was a great Rock'n'Roll singer/songwriter and the Marvelettes and the Shirelles were a great all-female vocal groups. What could they possibly have in common? They influenced one of the most influential Rock'n'Roll bands in music history. Come find out all about... read more
    Larry Williams was a great Rock'n'Roll singer/songwriter and the Marvelettes and the Shirelles were a great all-female vocal groups. What could they possibly have in common? They influenced one of the most influential Rock'n'Roll bands in music history. Come find out all about it.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2022 to 12-15-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Laura Nicholls, retired art educator
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    In 1900 a 20-year-old Pablo Picasso came to Paris, the avant-garde art center of Europe. There he was surrounded by exciting artistic developments and began to break away from his traditional classic artistic training learned in his native Spain. Picasso’s ‘Blue Period’ is the period between 1901 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic... read more
    In 1900 a 20-year-old Pablo Picasso came to Paris, the avant-garde art center of Europe. There he was surrounded by exciting artistic developments and began to break away from his traditional classic artistic training learned in his native Spain. Picasso’s ‘Blue Period’ is the period between 1901 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green. These somber works were created at a time when Picasso had no fixed studio and little artistic success. His paintings, therefore reflected personal experiences of poverty and instability–depicting beggars, street urchins, the old and frail, and the blind. Join us as we explore this earliest period of Pablo Picasso’s creative journey, as well as the influences and cultural, emotional and artistic experiences that led to his choices of color.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2022 to 12-16-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Gwendolyn Verhoff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    During World War II and the Cold War, St. Louis emerged as an important uranium purification site in the expanding U.S. nuclear weapons complex. We will explore the history of this production, together with some of its long-term consequences and attempts to find remedies, from environmental cleanups to federal compensation for affected production... read more
    During World War II and the Cold War, St. Louis emerged as an important uranium purification site in the expanding U.S. nuclear weapons complex. We will explore the history of this production, together with some of its long-term consequences and attempts to find remedies, from environmental cleanups to federal compensation for affected production workers.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2022 to 12-16-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Peter Bolland, MA, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Southwestern College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every... read more
    Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2022 to 12-16-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Martha Bogart
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Are you an organization freak, or would you like to be more organized? This class is for you! Google Keep is a free Google tool that can help you keep notes, reminders, lists and even links to favorite websites or ones that you want to read later. It allows you to add images to your notes, color code them, and add labels to them so you can group your notes... read more
    Are you an organization freak, or would you like to be more organized? This class is for you! Google Keep is a free Google tool that can help you keep notes, reminders, lists and even links to favorite websites or ones that you want to read later. It allows you to add images to your notes, color code them, and add labels to them so you can group your notes into categories. Google Keep is available on your desktop/laptop computer, and there are also free apps for your Android or Apple devices. Anything you create is available to you anytime across all your devices. Learn how to use Google Keep and other useful Google tools such as Google News, Google Books, Google Alerts, Google Translate, and Google Arts and Culture in this informative class. You need a free Google account to use Google Keep, and it is most effective, but not necessary, for the other Google tools.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2022 to 12-16-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Matthew Wion, Ph.D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Christmas is sold to us as a time of joy, merriment, celebration, and sheer happiness. But it is not always so. When we are grieving, lonely, are even just 'not feeling it' at Christmastime, we are too often miserable. But what if there is a way to make the holiday meaningful and constructive even when we are down. Come learn about Blue... read more
    Christmas is sold to us as a time of joy, merriment, celebration, and sheer happiness. But it is not always so. When we are grieving, lonely, are even just 'not feeling it' at Christmastime, we are too often miserable. But what if there is a way to make the holiday meaningful and constructive even when we are down. Come learn about Blue Christmas.
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  • Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 01-02-2023 to 04-24-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Oasis Participants
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. There is a designated... read more
    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. There is a designated moderator
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  • Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 01-02-2023 to 04-24-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Oasis Participants
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. There is a designated... read more
    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. There is a designated moderator.
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  • Sessions: 34
    Class Date(s): 01-03-2023 to 04-28-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday, Friday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Oasis Participants
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This group meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and on Fridays at 12:30 pm. It provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. There is a designated moderator who suggests topics and provides background materials in... read more
    This group meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and on Fridays at 12:30 pm. It provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. There is a designated moderator who suggests topics and provides background materials in advance.
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