• Sessions: 16
    Class Date(s): 07-05-2022 to 08-25-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday, Thursday
    Time: 03:30 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Craig Miller
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Oasis National

    Tai Chi for Arthritis: Intermediate is ideal for those participants looking to further expand and challenge their Tai Chi skills. Learn new forms while continuing to improve your health and reduce fall risk. Previous enrollment in Tai Chi for Arthritis mandatory. All participants should have completed instruction in the entire Beginner (Part 1) program... read more
    Tai Chi for Arthritis: Intermediate is ideal for those participants looking to further expand and challenge their Tai Chi skills. Learn new forms while continuing to improve your health and reduce fall risk. Previous enrollment in Tai Chi for Arthritis mandatory. All participants should have completed instruction in the entire Beginner (Part 1) program before enrolling in Part 2.
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  • Sessions: 15
    Class Date(s): 07-06-2022 to 08-24-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday, Wednesday
    Time: 03:30 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Craig Miller
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Oasis National

    Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese tradition, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. Learn Sun Style Tai Chi utilizing a series of slow, focused movements and deep breathing to relieve pain, reduce stress and decrease fall risk while improving balance, muscular strength, coordination, confidence and mood. In this class, you will learn the Basic 6 and... read more
    Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese tradition, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. Learn Sun Style Tai Chi utilizing a series of slow, focused movements and deep breathing to relieve pain, reduce stress and decrease fall risk while improving balance, muscular strength, coordination, confidence and mood. In this class, you will learn the Basic 6 and Advanced 6 forms from a certified instructor. Class will not meet on 1/17 or 2/21.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-07-2022 to 07-07-2022
    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

    Is it real or is it Memorex, or is it someone who just sounds like the hit-making artist? Some singers have voices that are often imitated but never duplicated, or are they? Come see how well your ears can discern the originals from the... read more
    Is it real or is it Memorex, or is it someone who just sounds like the hit-making artist? Some singers have voices that are often imitated but never duplicated, or are they? Come see how well your ears can discern the originals from the soundalikes.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-07-2022 to 07-07-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Parks Smith
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Oasis National

    An iPhone is much more than a phone - it’s a mini computer and entertainment center you carry with you! This class helps you understand how to use the internet, Apple News and podcasts to keep up to date with current and relevant information. You will also learn how to use books, iTunes, Music and how to manage files on your... read more
    An iPhone is much more than a phone - it’s a mini computer and entertainment center you carry with you! This class helps you understand how to use the internet, Apple News and podcasts to keep up to date with current and relevant information. You will also learn how to use books, iTunes, Music and how to manage files on your iPhone.
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  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 07-07-2022 to 08-25-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Cindy Fernandez
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    These gentle yoga postures are designed to relieve pain and improve balance. This class is perfect for beginners and those who would prefer not to sit on the floor. This class will be in presentation mode; you will be able to see and hear the instructor, but all participants will not be able to see or hear one... read more
    These gentle yoga postures are designed to relieve pain and improve balance. This class is perfect for beginners and those who would prefer not to sit on the floor. This class will be in presentation mode; you will be able to see and hear the instructor, but all participants will not be able to see or hear one another.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-07-2022 to 07-07-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Denver Brunsman, Associate Chair, Department of History, George Washington University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    In the past generation, professional historians have to come to near universal agreement that slavery caused the Civil War. However, scholars still debate exactly how the institution divided the nation. In this presentation, Oasis regular Professor Denver Brunsman of George Washington University will discuss how the combination of western expansion and... read more
    In the past generation, professional historians have to come to near universal agreement that slavery caused the Civil War. However, scholars still debate exactly how the institution divided the nation. In this presentation, Oasis regular Professor Denver Brunsman of George Washington University will discuss how the combination of western expansion and political dysfunction exacerbated the issue of slavery. This topic has recently gained new attention as commentators have explored the potential of political polarization in our own time resulting in another civil war.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-07-2022 to 07-07-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Julia Fister, MA, Studio ACE Executive Director
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Born in Japan in 1929, Yayoi Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art “happenings,” she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists. We will take a look at this... read more
    Born in Japan in 1929, Yayoi Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art “happenings,” she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists. We will take a look at this amazing artist, sometimes known as the “princess of polka dots.”
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-08-2022 to 07-08-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Dr. Michael Cude
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    The Country of Romania, in southeastern Europe, has a diverse and interesting history. After a brief overview of pre-modern history in the area that becomes Romania, this course will examine Romania’s creation as a country and kingdom in the late 19th century and then examine its evolution as part of the major events of the 20th century, including the... read more
    The Country of Romania, in southeastern Europe, has a diverse and interesting history. After a brief overview of pre-modern history in the area that becomes Romania, this course will examine Romania’s creation as a country and kingdom in the late 19th century and then examine its evolution as part of the major events of the 20th century, including the World Wars, the Cold War, and the 1989 Revolutions.
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 07-09-2022 to 07-30-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Saturdays
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lynn Morgan, Licensed Instructor
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    This class is for everyone who enjoys music and wants to have fun while getting some exercise. We will dance salsa, merengue, swing and cha-cha using Latin and International music! No experience necessary. Lynn will carefully demonstrate the easy-to-follow movements and help everyone learn in a safe, welcoming... read more
    This class is for everyone who enjoys music and wants to have fun while getting some exercise. We will dance salsa, merengue, swing and cha-cha using Latin and International music! No experience necessary. Lynn will carefully demonstrate the easy-to-follow movements and help everyone learn in a safe, welcoming manner.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-11-2022 to 07-11-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonnie Vega
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The latter half of the 19th century was dominated by industrial capitalists who turned their businesses empires into monopolies. As modern America was born, middle class urban residents and Midwest and Southern farmers feared the dominance of these monopolies. Although they never worked together they created a movement called Progressivism to protect... read more
    The latter half of the 19th century was dominated by industrial capitalists who turned their businesses empires into monopolies. As modern America was born, middle class urban residents and Midwest and Southern farmers feared the dominance of these monopolies. Although they never worked together they created a movement called Progressivism to protect Americans from Big Business.
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 07-11-2022 to 07-18-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    For most of the medieval period, military power was limited to human strength. Then came the first use of chemistry on the battlefield—gunpowder. It didn’t take long for gunpowder to become the principle means of making war and the explosive fuel of social unrest. But beyond that, the creation of gunpowder spurred on the first major advances into the... read more
    For most of the medieval period, military power was limited to human strength. Then came the first use of chemistry on the battlefield—gunpowder. It didn’t take long for gunpowder to become the principle means of making war and the explosive fuel of social unrest. But beyond that, the creation of gunpowder spurred on the first major advances into the scientific method. What began as a noisemaker to scare the enemy, changed everything. Perhaps more than any other invention.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-11-2022 to 07-11-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: James Keeline, Historian & Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Chances are you’ve read some or “all” of the Nancy Drew books available when you were a child. In nearly 90 years she has both entertained and inspired generations through her independence and inquisitiveness. Modern mystery books often have Nancy Drew references. Women leaders have repeatedly named her as an inspiration for their career choices. The... read more
    Chances are you’ve read some or “all” of the Nancy Drew books available when you were a child. In nearly 90 years she has both entertained and inspired generations through her independence and inquisitiveness. Modern mystery books often have Nancy Drew references. Women leaders have repeatedly named her as an inspiration for their career choices. The story behind Nancy Drew, her creation and the books written and revised over time, is one of Carolyn Keene’s greatest mysteries.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-12-2022 to 07-12-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Edward G. Stafford, Retired U.S .Foreign Service Officer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Oasis National

    Over the last twenty years, U.S. engagement in the Middle East has waxed and waned. From a focus on combatting Islamic Terrorism and Regime Change in Iraq, through the drawing of blurred redlines and attempts to make amends for past U.S. misdeeds, to the America First and Abraham Accords, to the present efforts to resurrect the Iran nuclear deal, U.S.... read more
    Over the last twenty years, U.S. engagement in the Middle East has waxed and waned. From a focus on combatting Islamic Terrorism and Regime Change in Iraq, through the drawing of blurred redlines and attempts to make amends for past U.S. misdeeds, to the America First and Abraham Accords, to the present efforts to resurrect the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. policy in the Middle East has confused the leaders of that region as it has shifted focus from one pre-eminent issue to another. At times the focus on a particular issue, fighting terrorism for example, has obscured the essential and foundational elements of U.S. strategic interests. This class will present a quick overview of the outcomes of shifting U.S. policies and address how those shifts aligned or not with U.S. strategic goals. It will suggest that different American leaders have lost sight of U.S. strategic interests such as regional political/military stability and the uninterrupted flow of energy resources from the region to world markets. The underlying assumption will be that too often U.S. foreign policy leadership has allowed an over-emphasis on a particular goal to detract from safeguarding ongoing U.S. strategic interests. Drawing on his service in the region as a Foreign Service Officer specializing in Political-Military affairs, the instructor will share his experiences that illustrate how the U.S. has not always managed well its own strategic interests in the region. The format will be one of short presentation with opportunity for the audience/students to ask questions that reflect their particular interests regarding the subject matter.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-13-2022 to 07-13-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Douglas Schneider
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    St Louis has houses with windows in their chimneys, and houses made out of aluminum, made out of dirt, made out of cement blocks. People live in castles, in tiny houses, in dogtrots, in railroad cars, in shipping containers, in fire houses, in former brothels. Some houses cost a dollar; some houses cost $20,000,000. Some houses had famous people live in... read more
    St Louis has houses with windows in their chimneys, and houses made out of aluminum, made out of dirt, made out of cement blocks. People live in castles, in tiny houses, in dogtrots, in railroad cars, in shipping containers, in fire houses, in former brothels. Some houses cost a dollar; some houses cost $20,000,000. Some houses had famous people live in them, including the Masters of Sex. This talk will take you on an armchair visit to houses in St. Louis that make you say WOW.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-13-2022 to 07-13-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:15 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Brian Rose
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    American television was all set to launch in the late 1930s, but its progress was interrupted by the start of World War II. Finally, by the end of the 1940s, NBC and CBS began broadcasting to their east coast affiliates. They offered viewers a wide variety of programs: situation comedies, vaudeville-style revues, and most impressively, live original dramas.... read more
    American television was all set to launch in the late 1930s, but its progress was interrupted by the start of World War II. Finally, by the end of the 1940s, NBC and CBS began broadcasting to their east coast affiliates. They offered viewers a wide variety of programs: situation comedies, vaudeville-style revues, and most impressively, live original dramas. But by the end of the 1950s, the era of live TV “theater” was over. This presentation will look at the forces that made this “golden age” such an intriguing chapter in TV history and why it was so short-lived.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-14-2022 to 07-14-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Dan Sherman
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Known best for his role as “The Little Tramp,” Charlie Chaplin brought laughs and tears to film audiences throughout the world through a brilliant series of films spanning the silent and sound eras. This class will explore Chaplin’s career beginning as a poor boy on the English stage in the 1890s to a beloved but highly controversial actor more than... read more
    Known best for his role as “The Little Tramp,” Charlie Chaplin brought laughs and tears to film audiences throughout the world through a brilliant series of films spanning the silent and sound eras. This class will explore Chaplin’s career beginning as a poor boy on the English stage in the 1890s to a beloved but highly controversial actor more than 60 years later. We’ll discuss Chaplin’s life and contributions to film, including his work as a composer. There will be many film clips and a discussion of how Chaplin’s work developed and was received over time.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-14-2022 to 07-14-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Susan Carmen-Duffy
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Who doesn't love getting happy mail? In this workshop, we will create cards and postcards using a mixed media approach. We will use collage, layering, paint, inks, and more to complete your mailable art. Happy Mail isn't just for birthdays anymore! Class is given via Zoom. You must have a computer/tablet/phone with audio and video capability. Materials... read more
    Who doesn't love getting happy mail? In this workshop, we will create cards and postcards using a mixed media approach. We will use collage, layering, paint, inks, and more to complete your mailable art. Happy Mail isn't just for birthdays anymore! Class is given via Zoom. You must have a computer/tablet/phone with audio and video capability. Materials needed: heavy card stock, a ruler, scissors, a graphite pencil, acrylic paint, a glue stick, PVA glue (like Elmer's glue or gloss medium, magazines, colored tissue, bubble wrap, Other optional items- rubber stamps/ink pads, markers, colored pencils, maps.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-14-2022 to 07-14-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Amanda Clark
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Take a deep dive into some of St. Louis history’s forgotten crime stories of murder, robbery, kidnapping, and disappearance! Learn the real stories behind infamous legends and uncover crimes that have been lost to... read more
    Take a deep dive into some of St. Louis history’s forgotten crime stories of murder, robbery, kidnapping, and disappearance! Learn the real stories behind infamous legends and uncover crimes that have been lost to history.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-15-2022 to 07-15-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Rene Descartes was one of the great minds in history, making major contributions to mathematics, science, and philosophy. Writing in the shadow of Galileo's trial, Descartes tried to find a way to bring together the new science of the Copernican world with the views of the Church. We will explore the new ways of thinking that this... read more
    Rene Descartes was one of the great minds in history, making major contributions to mathematics, science, and philosophy. Writing in the shadow of Galileo's trial, Descartes tried to find a way to bring together the new science of the Copernican world with the views of the Church. We will explore the new ways of thinking that this required.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-15-2022 to 07-15-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Barbara Paulson, European Travel Specialist
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Need a getaway close to DC without the crowds? Consider Charlottesville: land of Jefferson’s Monticello and University of Virginia… and so much more! Consider an aboriginal art collection, one of the oldest art cooperatives in the country, and wineries, cideries, and microbreweries (oh, my!). The rich agriculture also means plenty of farms and orchard... read more
    Need a getaway close to DC without the crowds? Consider Charlottesville: land of Jefferson’s Monticello and University of Virginia… and so much more! Consider an aboriginal art collection, one of the oldest art cooperatives in the country, and wineries, cideries, and microbreweries (oh, my!). The rich agriculture also means plenty of farms and orchard events and festivals, too. Travel expert Barbara Paulson helps you plan your next “stay-cation” to nearby Charlottesville.
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