• Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 10-18-2022 to 11-01-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Donald Bridy
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    Sherlock Holmes represents a worldwide phenomenon in more than 70 languages and is described by Guinness as the most portrayed human character in film and TV history. What were the major influences on the stories? Victorian society, Scotland Yard, early detective fiction? Was there a real life model for Holmes? Conan Doyle’s professor Dr. Joseph Bell?... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-18-2022 to 10-18-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mary M. McKenzie, J.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Do you know that disabled persons are guaranteed fundamental rights under both American and International law? This lecture introduces participants to the basic principles of the  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Additionally, the lecture will explore the evolution of the... read more
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  • Sessions: 5
    Class Date(s): 10-19-2022 to 11-16-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Charles Coon, MA, retired social studies teacher; adjunct professor of history Onondaga Community College and SUNY Cortland
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    Abolition of slavery in the Americas is a large, complicated, and long story (as history tends to be) and these four sessions will be an overview of various elements of abolition that make up that story. This course will look at abolition in the United States, the Caribbean Islands, and Brazil. Rebellion and resistance on the part of the slaves themselves... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-19-2022 to 10-19-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    McKinley Morganfield (1913-83), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician who was an important figure in the post-war blues scene. Waters was first recorded in Mississippi by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1941. Two years later he moved to Chicago to begin a professional career. Today he is widely... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-19-2022 to 10-19-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom -Washington Metro Oasis

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the child prodigy par excellence, playing songs on the harpsichord at four years old and composing simple music at five. Musicians like Mozart don't come along often, but every once in a great while, another prodigy emerges whose abilities rival the most experienced masters. This class will introduce you to some of the most... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-19-2022 to 10-19-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Roz Norman
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Join us for an discussion on race and gender in filmmaking, focusing on the recent hit film Black Panther. This will be a workshop-style program with lots of lively interaction plus some film... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2022 to 10-20-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom -Washington Metro Oasis

    You may feel you have been here before, for Waddesdon was an inspiration for Biltmore in Ashville, NC. Part of the National Trust. Waddesdon Manor, built by the Rothschild family, is full of English Grand Manner portraits, French furniture and Sevres porcelain and countless other treasures. We’ll take a tour of the house, and revel in the art objects,... read more
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  • Sessions: 7
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2022 to 12-08-2022
    No Class: 11/24/2022
    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
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2022 to 10-20-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Danny Fingeroth
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom -Washington Metro Oasis

    Stan Lee was the most famous American comic book creator who ever lived. Thanks to his many cameos in Marvel movies and TV shows, he was and remains the voice and face of comics and popular culture. Lee created world-famous characters including Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Hulk, but his life was haunted by conflict and controversy. Join Danny... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2022 to 10-20-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Joan Musbach
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The dramatic portrayal of the political feud between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton: The Musical has rekindled interest in this important segment of American political history. Two political parties emerged from the basic disagreements between these two men and their followers, but, eventually, these two political opponents came... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2022 to 10-20-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:30 PM-02:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Douglas Schneider
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    It is said that the Postal Service is what united the United States. Learn about the postal service in St. Louis, starting with the year we became part of the United States up to the present. We not only handled mail for Missouri, we were the start point for the legendary Butterfield Overland Mail Route to California. Take a visual tour of some post... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-21-2022 to 10-21-2022
    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
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-24-2022 to 10-24-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom -Washington Metro Oasis

    Salem, 1692: Two young girls living in the household of one of the town’s ministers are acted strangely—having fits. The doctor is called and he tells the minister that his girls are suffering from the action of the Devil’s ‘Evil Hand’ upon them.  Join University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell for a deep dive into witch-hunting in early... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-24-2022 to 10-24-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Grant Reeher, Professor of Political Science, and Director, Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Syracuse University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    This session offers a wide-ranging discussion of the political and cultural conditions currently surrounding guns in America. It is organized around some uncomfortable and underappreciated truths and the debunking of some commonly held myths about both guns and crime. The presenter will also examine the political challenges involved in addressing this... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-24-2022 to 10-24-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Not long after Dusty Springfield (1939-99) began singing in the heart of London during the Swinging Sixties, Rolling Stone called her “Britain’s best ever pop singer.” Springfield was a popular singer of blue-eyed soul, pop, chanson, country, and jazz during a career spanning five decades. After working with a trio, she made it to the big time with... read more
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  • Sessions: 16
    Class Date(s): 10-24-2022 to 12-14-2022
    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
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-25-2022 to 10-25-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Dan Sherman
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom -Washington Metro Oasis

    Perhaps best known as America’s first star conductor, Leonard Bernstein was an accomplished composer whose works were sometimes criticized for eclecticism as they drew from many sources including jazz and Jewish liturgical music. This course will review Bernstein’s career as composer outside of the theatre and place it in tradition of American... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-25-2022 to 10-25-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Martha Bogart
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Want to know more about Gmail? This course will teach you how to create an account and compose, read, reply to, delete and forward messages. In addition, you will learn how to send attachments, organize your email with tabs, labels and stars, and create filters that automatically place new email into categories. We will also cover how to personalize your... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 10-25-2022 to 11-15-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Tom Henry, M.S.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    We will continue our look into the lives and times of the remarkable group of women who became First Lady of the US. As we approach more modern times, the visibility and public role of the First Lady would become much more part of the expectation of this very important unelected position. All of them would have their own way of filling the new and... read more
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  • Sessions: 15
    Class Date(s): 10-25-2022 to 12-15-2022
    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
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