• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2021 to 12-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Richard Bell, Professor of History, University of Maryland
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    The hard winter of 1777, when the Continental Army was camped at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was a turning point in the Revolution, the moment when new drills and regulations turned a ragtag collection of ill-supplied amateurs into a professional fighting force capable of winning a war. This program tells this important story from the perspective of Baron... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2021 to 12-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D., Art Historian/National Mall Coalition
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Roman art and architecture have been admired and imitated throughout Western art history, by artists in the Italian Renaissance and during Neoclassicism, and by the American Founders including Thomas Jefferson. In the 20th century adherents included Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Clearly, the motives and purposes of those admirers were starkly... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2021 to 12-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 3:00 PM → 3:30 PM
    Instructor: Larissa Johnson, Edutainer
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Laughter Practice, aka Laughter Yoga, is a revolutionary idea to refresh the body and spirit. Simple and profound, it is sweeping the world as a physical and mental refresher through a new type of exercise that stresses both without overtaxing either. Usual yoga gear is not needed. Only your time and willingness to laugh and enjoy the hour are... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2021 to 12-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Larry Solomon, PhD
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    In response to the current surge in radical right-wing violence, social scientists are working to understand both the causes and types of violent extremism. Five violent extremists groups that were recently active in the January 6th insurrection will be identified. Why people join these groups will be analyzed. Programs designed to deradicalize such... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2021 to 12-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: John McCarthy, Montgomery County State's Attorney
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Oasis at the Macy's Home Store

    State's Attorney John McCarthy provides a history of the historical use of Grand Juries with special emphasis on how Grand Juries are selected and used in Montgomery County. This course will reflect upon the nature of Grand Jury secrecy and its importance to the investigation of modern-day criminal activities. The distinction between Federal and State Grand... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2021 to 12-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: John McCarthy, Montgomery County State's Attorney
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    State's Attorney John McCarthy provides a history of the historical use of Grand Juries with special emphasis on how Grand Juries are selected and used in Montgomery County. This course will reflect upon the nature of Grand Jury secrecy and its importance to the investigation of modern-day criminal activities. The distinction between Federal and State Grand... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2021 to 12-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Carroll Gibbs, Historian/Author
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Come watch an unprecedented, inside look at three historic African states, two from the Nile Valley and one from West Africa; a ground-breaking look at African statecraft from both sides of the world's second largest continent. Mr. Gibbs will examine leadership patterns, the roles of women, types of commerce and trade and much... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-17-2021 to 12-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:45 AM
    Instructor: Allen Pietrobon, Asst. Professor/Global Affairs, Trinity Univ.
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    In 1939, New York City hosted the World's Fair. After a decade of the Great Depression, the fair’s theme of “Building the World of Tomorrow” was to be a celebration of humanity's progress and welcome the dawn of a new era of peace, progress, and freedom. Although its vision of a coming decade of peace and prosperity collapsed into the fires of WWII,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-17-2021 to 12-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: Barbara Paulson, European Travel Specialist
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, this city decimated by earthquake, tsunami, and fires in 1755 is a major center of Iberian commerce and culture: a cathedral that’s a “re-appropriated” mosque, hand-painted tiles on the interior AND exterior of homes, a world-class art museum seeded by a grateful (and wealthy) Armenian WWII refugee, the former... read more
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  • Sessions: 6
    Class Date(s): 11-05-2021 to 12-17-2021
    No Class: Friday, November 26
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Aubrey Reinmiller, PT, CPT
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    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
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  • Sessions: 6
    Class Date(s): 11-09-2021 to 12-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Kim Brooks, Holistic Health Instructor
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    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
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  • Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 09-06-2021 to 12-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Oasis Members
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. Limit:... read more
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    Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 09-06-2021 to 12-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Oasis Members
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest.  Topics for discussion are selected by the group. Limit:... read more
  • Sessions: 34
    Class Date(s): 09-07-2021 to 12-31-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday, Friday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Oasis Members
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    This group meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and on Fridays at 12:30 pm.  It provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. Limit:... read more
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  • Sessions: 16
    Class Date(s): 09-14-2021 to 12-28-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM → 02:30 PM
    Instructor: Oasis Members
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class
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    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group.  Limit:... read more
  • Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 09-08-2021 to 12-29-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Oasis Members
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. Limit:... read more
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  • Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 09-09-2021 to 12-30-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM → 02:30 PM
    Instructor: Oasis Members
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. Limit:... read more
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  • Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 09-10-2021 to 12-31-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Oasis Facilitators
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    ***Due to space limitations, enrollment in this group is currently limited to those who participated during the summer 2020 term.*** This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. Limit:... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 09-22-2021 to 12-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Sherry Starr, Facilitator
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: White Oak Community Center

    (Note:  This group will meet in person.  Masks will be required.  Microphones and an amplifier will be provided.)  We are faced with personal dilemmas every day. You may be surprised to learn that others struggle with many of the same things you do. Hearing how someone else has used a new approach to solve a problem can be very helpful. As we get older... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 09-23-2021 to 12-09-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Libby Merrill, Facilitator
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Participants will be invited to suggest topics of interest for a relaxed and lively discussion by the group. Topics will cover a wide range of issues and concerns.  Meetings: September 23, October 21, November 11, December... read more
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