• Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 07-06-2021 to 08-24-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Kim Brooks, Holistic Health Instructor
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class 4

    This course uses gentle yoga standing poses to improve our balance and make leg muscles and bones stronger. We will utilize poses for strengthening upper body muscles and incorporate neuron training for memory improvement.  Each class includes restful breathing sequences to calm the mind and nervous system and leave each participant feeling relaxed and... read more
    This course uses gentle yoga standing poses to improve our balance and make leg muscles and bones stronger. We will utilize poses for strengthening upper body muscles and incorporate neuron training for memory improvement.  Each class includes restful breathing sequences to calm the mind and nervous system and leave each participant feeling relaxed and refreshed. Exercises may be performed seated or standing. Wear comfortable clothing and have a chair and exercise mat available.
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  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 07-09-2021 to 08-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Aubrey Reinmiller, PT, CPT
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class 4

    Improving your balance can help prevent falls and enhance your mobility! Each session will include strength training of your core and legs as well as stretching for common tight areas. You will learn practical strategies and tips for preventing falls while enjoying some fun balance and coordination exercises. Exercises may be performed seated or standing.... read more
    Improving your balance can help prevent falls and enhance your mobility! Each session will include strength training of your core and legs as well as stretching for common tight areas. You will learn practical strategies and tips for preventing falls while enjoying some fun balance and coordination exercises. Exercises may be performed seated or standing. Wear supportive shoes and have a sturdy chair, light weights, and water with you. Limit 25.
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  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 07-12-2021 to 08-30-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Kim Brooks, Holistic Health Instructor
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class 4

    Enjoy a blend of Qi Gong and Tai Chi to promote the relaxation response within you. Balance, flexibility, coordination and stress-reduction exercises will be interwoven in easy-to-learn routines that you can practice every day.  Routines can be adapted for sitting in a... read more
    Enjoy a blend of Qi Gong and Tai Chi to promote the relaxation response within you. Balance, flexibility, coordination and stress-reduction exercises will be interwoven in easy-to-learn routines that you can practice every day.  Routines can be adapted for sitting in a chair.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-26-2021 to 07-26-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Sheila Griffith, Program Manager, Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class 1

    Does communicating with your loved one frustrate you? Is there a better way to reach a person with neuro-cognitive difficulties? This program will give you real-life tools you can use as you navigate the difficulties of being a care... read more
    Does communicating with your loved one frustrate you? Is there a better way to reach a person with neuro-cognitive difficulties? This program will give you real-life tools you can use as you navigate the difficulties of being a care partner.
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 07-26-2021 to 07-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday, Tuesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:30 PM
    Instructor: Henry George, Engineer, Archaeologist and Geologist
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Hominids have walked the Earth for six million years.  About 30 thousand years ago, there was an explosion in the archaeological record of mobile and parietal art – figurines and cave painting. This evidence of symbolic behavior suggests that humans were thinking differently from before. Humans transformed from being just anatomically modern to being... read more
    Hominids have walked the Earth for six million years.  About 30 thousand years ago, there was an explosion in the archaeological record of mobile and parietal art – figurines and cave painting. This evidence of symbolic behavior suggests that humans were thinking differently from before. Humans transformed from being just anatomically modern to being cognitively modern as well. This transformation in human behavior placed our species on the trajectory for the successive transformations in human society that have brought us the level of progress we enjoy today. (This two-part lecture is about Paleolithic Art and Cognitive Archaeology.)  For other classes in the Revolution series, see class #681 and #701.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-27-2021 to 07-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Victor Rezmovic, Computer Instructor
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Broadcast TV and Cable TV have traditionally provided in-home media to US households. We are experiencing a new paradigm in home entertainment as households are discontinuing their cable TV contracts in favor of streaming options, such as Netflix and Amazon.  In this class we will examine: •Technical details of how traditional cable, over-the-air TV and... read more
    Broadcast TV and Cable TV have traditionally provided in-home media to US households. We are experiencing a new paradigm in home entertainment as households are discontinuing their cable TV contracts in favor of streaming options, such as Netflix and Amazon.  In this class we will examine: •Technical details of how traditional cable, over-the-air TV and streaming options work, including Internet access and wi-fi. •A comparison of the major streaming devices: Roku vs Apple TV vs Smart TV •Content providers: Netflix, Hulu, YouTube TV etc.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-27-2021 to 07-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Peter Bolland, MA, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Southwestern College
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    At the heart of many of the world’s wisdom traditions lies the idea of enlightenment. But what is it exactly? Is it a state of consciousness? Is it a religious experience? Is gained only after years of arduous spiritual discipline and practice, or is it a simple and ordinary shift? Do we have to be a Buddhist or a Hindu to experience it? Join us as we... read more
    At the heart of many of the world’s wisdom traditions lies the idea of enlightenment. But what is it exactly? Is it a state of consciousness? Is it a religious experience? Is gained only after years of arduous spiritual discipline and practice, or is it a simple and ordinary shift? Do we have to be a Buddhist or a Hindu to experience it? Join us as we comb the scriptures and practices of Hinduism and Buddhism for answers to these and many other questions.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-27-2021 to 07-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM → 04:30 PM
    Instructor: Jonina Duker, Certified Book Discussion Leader
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Born in 1977, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie immigrated to the United States in 1997.   A voracious reader from childhood, Adichie wrote well enough to win prizes, including the coveted MacArthur Fellowship in 2008.  Her award-winning novel’s female protagonist also leaves Nigeria in search of the “American Dream” – does she find... read more
    Born in 1977, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie immigrated to the United States in 1997.   A voracious reader from childhood, Adichie wrote well enough to win prizes, including the coveted MacArthur Fellowship in 2008.  Her award-winning novel’s female protagonist also leaves Nigeria in search of the “American Dream” – does she find it?
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-28-2021 to 07-28-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Barbara Paulson, European Travel Specialist
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    So your car’s odometer hasn’t even turned 1000 miles this year and your passport’s gathering dust. Is there a silver lining to travel in the age of COVID? Absolutely: fewer crowds, different options than you may have considered, more reservation flexibility, etc. Consider a “staycation” beyond your own Puerto Backyarda, relive vacation memories,... read more
    So your car’s odometer hasn’t even turned 1000 miles this year and your passport’s gathering dust. Is there a silver lining to travel in the age of COVID? Absolutely: fewer crowds, different options than you may have considered, more reservation flexibility, etc. Consider a “staycation” beyond your own Puerto Backyarda, relive vacation memories, plan for yournext trip (start taking Peruvian cooking lessons on YouTube!). Explore some good options (and face some tough realities) with Travel Specialist Barbara Paulson.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-29-2021 to 07-29-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Dr. Paulo Gadelha, former President, FIOCRUZ
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Brazilian doctor Oswaldo Cruz was a key player in Brazil’s history of conflict over public health measures.  Battling yellow fever, he convinced public authorities to put in place sanitation measures to eliminate the insects' breeding sites.  His actions provoked a violent popular reaction but he won the fight in the end. By 1907 yellow fever had been... read more
    Brazilian doctor Oswaldo Cruz was a key player in Brazil’s history of conflict over public health measures.  Battling yellow fever, he convinced public authorities to put in place sanitation measures to eliminate the insects' breeding sites.  His actions provoked a violent popular reaction but he won the fight in the end. By 1907 yellow fever had been eradicated in Rio de Janeiro. Similarly, following the Vaccine Revolt of 1904, the 1908 outbreak of smallpox led the population to seek vaccination, which Cruz had advocated. As history seems to repeat itself, we will discuss the legacy of Oswaldo Cruz and how this inspires the work of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic under the current difficult circumstances in Brazil.  (For other Destination programs, see:  Class #616, #635, and #650) 
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-29-2021 to 07-29-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:15 PM
    Instructor: Allen Pietrobon, Asst. Professor/Global Affairs, Trinity Univ.
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Over the past 70 years, the United States transformed from a relatively wholesome and nourishing food system, to what a critic might call a “Cheez-Whiz food culture,” laden with fats, sugar, and ultra-processed unhealthy foods. How did this come to be? And is it really that... read more
    Over the past 70 years, the United States transformed from a relatively wholesome and nourishing food system, to what a critic might call a “Cheez-Whiz food culture,” laden with fats, sugar, and ultra-processed unhealthy foods. How did this come to be? And is it really that bad?
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-29-2021 to 07-29-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:30 PM
    Instructor: Andrew Lear, Professor of Ancient Greek (Retired)
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Père Lachaise is Paris’ great monumental cemetery, with fabulous tombs and many famous “residents” along its shady paths. Oscar Wilde’s tomb (frequently covered in lipstick kisses) is the most visited in the cemetery, but there is plenty more to see, including the tombs of Chopin, Proust, Sarah Bernhardt, Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas, Colette,... read more
    Père Lachaise is Paris’ great monumental cemetery, with fabulous tombs and many famous “residents” along its shady paths. Oscar Wilde’s tomb (frequently covered in lipstick kisses) is the most visited in the cemetery, but there is plenty more to see, including the tombs of Chopin, Proust, Sarah Bernhardt, Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas, Colette, Maria Callas, Edith Piaf—even Jim Morrison. In this talk Professor Lear will show you around the cemetery and tell you their stories.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-30-2021 to 07-30-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 1:30 PM
    Instructor: Peter Bolland, MA, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Southwestern College
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Join us 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 week.  (For more Friday Reflections, see class #620, #638, and... read more
    Join us 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 week.  (For more Friday Reflections, see class #620, #638, and #654)
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-30-2021 to 07-30-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 2:00 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: James Keeline, Historian & Author
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Do you remember reading popular books like Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, and the Bobbsey Twins?  These were all products of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book packager founded by Edward Stratemeyer in 1905.  Through ingenious methods, they produced some 1,400 volumes between 1905 and 1985 in both famous and obscure series. They helped to establish... read more
    Do you remember reading popular books like Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, and the Bobbsey Twins?  These were all products of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book packager founded by Edward Stratemeyer in 1905.  Through ingenious methods, they produced some 1,400 volumes between 1905 and 1985 in both famous and obscure series. They helped to establish a large market for reading series books that attracted many competitors. This presentation will introduce or perhaps reintroduce, you to this fascinating organization and its many beloved productions.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-30-2021 to 07-30-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 6:00 PM → 7:00 PM
    Instructor: Chris Burns, Many-Strings
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Aaron Copland is an American treasure. The spirit of our land permeates his music. He is often referred to as “ the Dean of American Composers.” Awarded a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, a Congressional Gold Medal, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, his creativity is indeed exceptional. And his music has a warm heart: Fanfare for the Common Man, The... read more
    Aaron Copland is an American treasure. The spirit of our land permeates his music. He is often referred to as “ the Dean of American Composers.” Awarded a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, a Congressional Gold Medal, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, his creativity is indeed exceptional. And his music has a warm heart: Fanfare for the Common Man, The Lincoln Portrait, Appalachian Spring, and many more. An hour celebrating his music will enrich your day!  (For more Friday night music programs, see class #624, 656, 679, 698, 706.)
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-02-2021 to 08-02-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Oliva M. Espín, Ph.D.
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Before Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), there were a number of anti-slavery novels written by 19th Century Cuban writers. These novels dramatize the destructive consequences of slavery for individuals and society.  The Spanish Colonial government prohibited the publication and distribution of these novels in Cuba because of their possible impact on ideas of... read more
    Before Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), there were a number of anti-slavery novels written by 19th Century Cuban writers. These novels dramatize the destructive consequences of slavery for individuals and society.  The Spanish Colonial government prohibited the publication and distribution of these novels in Cuba because of their possible impact on ideas of human rights and independence. They were all published outside of Cuba, sometimes decades after they were written.  What can we learn from them today?
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-02-2021 to 08-02-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Kim Keeline, Ph.D., Freelance Consultant and Writer
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Shakespeare wrote The Tempest in retirement and the character of Prospero is often seen as a stand-in for the playwright, controlling those onstage. When he gives up his powers and "drowns his books" he is giving a farewell to theater.  There are also often parallels drawn to the exploration and colonization of America that was happening at the time.... read more
    Shakespeare wrote The Tempest in retirement and the character of Prospero is often seen as a stand-in for the playwright, controlling those onstage. When he gives up his powers and "drowns his books" he is giving a farewell to theater.  There are also often parallels drawn to the exploration and colonization of America that was happening at the time.  Join Professor Kim Keeline as she discusses this lyrical Romance and takes a look at this "Brave New World" and what role Miranda, Caliban, and others play in it.  (For another Shakespeare Play Analysis, see class #690.)
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 08-03-2021 to 08-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Aniko Makranczy, MFA
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) was a visionary who used his art to spread his message for a life in harmony with nature. Learn about his brightly colored paintings utilizing organic forms, his designs, and his unique architecture. He was one of the first to create a self-sustaining home in New Zealand with solar panels, a water... read more
    Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) was a visionary who used his art to spread his message for a life in harmony with nature. Learn about his brightly colored paintings utilizing organic forms, his designs, and his unique architecture. He was one of the first to create a self-sustaining home in New Zealand with solar panels, a water wheel, and a grass roof. His buildings can be seen today in Austria.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-03-2021 to 08-03-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Maria Butler, MA, Lecturer Emerita, San Diego State University
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    This lecture highlights the roles and everyday life of Mesoamerican women and how they lived before the European conquest, particularly in the region of the Valley of Mexico before 1492. This is an informative lecture covering topics from birth to death: gender relations, marriage, childbirth, and the vital roles “Aztec” women played in... read more
    This lecture highlights the roles and everyday life of Mesoamerican women and how they lived before the European conquest, particularly in the region of the Valley of Mexico before 1492. This is an informative lecture covering topics from birth to death: gender relations, marriage, childbirth, and the vital roles “Aztec” women played in society.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-04-2021 to 08-04-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Leah M Russi
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    (Note earlier time this month!) Join Oasis staff for updates, socializing and more.  And a special... read more
    (Note earlier time this month!) Join Oasis staff for updates, socializing and more.  And a special guest!
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