• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 09-23-2021 to 09-23-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Darla Bair
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    What is a mystic? Are there mystics among us today? And how do you become one? Join me in a one-hour introduction to seven female mystics spanning from 600 AD to the present. Each woman made a significant contribution to the spiritual lives of others, some continue to do so. The class is an introduction, with the hope that you will be curious enough to... read more
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    Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 09-27-2021 to 10-04-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    The French Revolution is the first of the world’s successful revolts to go horribly wrong. What started as a noble exercise in defining the rights of man devolved into a murderous series of riots, slaughters, and bloodlettings. What started as a simple bankruptcy proceeding lapsed into a lawyer-controlled mess where it was cheaper to buy a newspaper than... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 09-29-2021 to 10-20-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Otto Bruno
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Join us as we discuss the life and films of Spencer Tracy in this fun and extensive survey of his career. The first actor to win back to back Oscars, Tracy was nominated a total of nine times for the Academy Award. He began his career on stage before becoming one of the most popular screen stars of the 1940s and 1950s. He persevered through personal demons... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 10-04-2021 to 10-25-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 06:00 PM-07:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jennifer Case
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Summer is yielding to autumn, leaves are taking on glorious color, and teachers and students are heading back to school. It’s a time of transition, of finding the rhythms of a new season--and it’s your time to write. Join others interested in expressing themselves through the written word as you respond to writing prompts and share your efforts in a... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 10-13-2021 to 10-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Both Toulouse-Lautrec and the Nabis, a group of artists to which Vuillard and Bonnard belonged, were actively involved with show business in the 1890s. Toulouse-Lautrec made posters for nightclubs such as the Moulin Rouge, and collaborated with entertainers in branding themselves. Vuillard and Bonnard designed sets and programs for the avant-garde Théatre... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 10-13-2021 to 11-03-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Susan Carmen-Duffy
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Learn the joys of this translucent media along with tricks that make using watercolor completely accessible. Regardless if you are a beginner or someone who hasn’t touched your artistic side in a while, this workshop will help you create beautiful paintings that are uniquely yours! We will discuss color mixing, backgrounds, technique, tools, and more! You... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 10-18-2021 to 10-25-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    King of the Britons and central figure of the Arthurian legends comes to life in Geoffrey’s of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae. Long considered to be nothing but a story, Arthur’s name appears in several lists for the 7th to the 10th Century… lists which only include known historical figures. Why would respected historians include a fictional... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 10-27-2021 to 11-03-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Otto Bruno
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    One of the most controversial and topical series in the history of television, All in the Family changed the broadcast industry as well as American culture in the 1970s. Created by Norman Lear, the successful show spun off three other series. Join us as we look back on the times that created this classic show, the taboo subjects it explored, and the... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 11-01-2021 to 11-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    On January 22nd, 1879 the British army suffered one of the worse defeats of any modern rifle-armed military force during the colonial period… only in this case, it was defeated by native troops armed primarily with short spears. An even worse defeat than Custer three years before. The London papers referred to the event by saying “The Zulus are a match... read more
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  • Sessions: 5
    Class Date(s): 11-03-2021 to 12-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    There was no distinction between art, natural history, science, history, and anthropology in the collections of princes and aristocrats that became the first public museums. This five-session class looks at the origins of museums, changes in their definition and roles in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ways in which modern museums present... read more
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