• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-04-2020 to 12-04-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Maggie McCoy
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    We hear a lot about plastic waste, but what about waste from food? On average, 20% of what we send to landfills each day is food, more than any other category of waste. What are the environmental impacts? Does food really “go away” in a landfill? How can we help to reduce that waste? Discuss strategies to reduce food waste at each step, from production... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-04-2020 to 12-04-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Barbara Paulson, European Travel Specialist
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Virtually visit Christkindlesmarkts of Munich, Rothenberg, Nuremberg, Salzburg, and more.  Community pride and local artisanship feature prominently in these annual events that offer seasonal delicacies and craft specialties such as handblown glass ornaments and boiled wool items.  Information about local history, museums, and attractions will add depth... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 12-07-2020 to 12-14-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Stuart Spiegel
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    Join us for a review of environmental issues of importance during 2020. The agenda is organized by topic this year: air, energy, hazardous substances, land resources, water, wildlife, and solid waste, with special attention to events in climate change. As in past years, there will be a summary of the present administration’s environmental policies, and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-07-2020 to 12-07-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: James Keeline
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Even when Disneyland was less than a year old and celebrating its first Christmas, traditions were established that continue to today.  See how the decor and celebrations evolved in the park's first dozen holiday... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-07-2020 to 12-07-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Lisa Dickman
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Combine the practical method of KonMari, meaningful scientific data connecting stress and clutter, with amazing home and life transformations. This philosophy places great importance on being mindful, introspective and forward-looking. Learn the six points of KonMari Tidying, see a folding demonstration using the KonMari Technique and get solutions for... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2020 to 12-08-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Julia Fister
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Claude Monet was the founder of French Impressionism and spent his career documenting the French countryside to capture the light and the passing of seasons. We will look at his time at his home and property in Giverny where he created some of his best-known... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2020 to 12-08-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Oasis Connections Instructor
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    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
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-09-2020 to 12-09-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Michael Cude, Ph.D.
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    This course will examine the history of Christmas traditions in the United States. The course will consider how medieval Christians established traditions for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and the process adopted elements from pre-Christian Roman and Germanic holidays to help spread the faith. It will then examine how modern Americans adopted the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-09-2020 to 12-09-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 02:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Nancy Morrow-Howell MSW, Ph. D.
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    This presentation will review the realities of COVID-19 alongside the “other” realities of longer life. We will discuss the age-as-decline narrative that has been highlighted during the pandemic and offer ways to promote a productive aging... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-10-2020 to 12-10-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk
    Term: 2020-2
    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. Using guerilla warfare and asymmetrical tactics, the band of Jewish patriots won. After the victory in 162 BCE, the holiday that followed, still celebrated today, is named... read more
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