• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-11-2022 to 08-11-2022
    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
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    Although some might think classical music is removed from the world of politics, there has long been a political overtone to how classical music is presented and its performers received. This (non-political!) class will discuss fascinating history of how classical music has interacted with larger political history in the two world wars and in particular the... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-11-2022 to 08-11-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: David Lindauer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis
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    To promote the success of the Allied landings on D-Day, British and American planners organized an enormous array of deceptions to distract the Germans and draw their attention away from the real landings. This presentation looks at those plans, how they were conceived and the many ruses, plants, and false information used to protect the plans'... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-11-2022 to 08-11-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Gwenyth Mapes, Professor of Humanities
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis
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    Ethiopia was the last African country instructor Gwenyth Mapes visited on Sabbatical during fall 2021. A war in the north kept me moving southwest through the Great Rift Valley toward Kenya, meeting and staying with tribes along the way. We will take a romp through some Ethiopian history, and a look at photos I snapped en route and in... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-12-2022 to 08-12-2022
    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
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    Isaac Newton created the most important scientific theory in history. This theory not only accounted for the falling of apples and the motion of planets, but gave rise to a scientific worldview that many thought could explain everything. But that result bothered Newton, who thought it squeezed God out of the picture. We will explore Newton's life, science,... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-12-2022 to 08-12-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Martha Bogart
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Oasis National
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    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
  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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