• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-14-2023 to 02-14-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Julie Kurzava, Music Faculty, Loyola University
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Oasis at the Macys Home Store

    A “standard” is a song that remains popular well beyond its original performance and setting, whether on the radio, on stage or in movies. Countless jazz and popular singers have interpreted standards from the Great American Songbook, ranging from Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble and Lady Gaga. Julie Kurzava compares styles of... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-14-2023 to 02-14-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Eric Davidson, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    We are doing too little, too late to address climate change and its many devastating impacts.  On the other hand, we have more powerful science, technology, engineering, economics, and social science to understand and solve the problem than ever before.   Dr. Davidson will discuss the means we have to make the transformational changes needed to avert the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-14-2023 to 02-14-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Eric Davidson, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Oasis at the Macys Home Store

    We are doing too little, too late to address climate change and its many devastating impacts.  On the other hand, we have more powerful science, technology, engineering, economics, and social science to understand and solve the problem than ever before.   Dr. Davidson will discuss the means we have to make the transformational changes needed to avert the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-15-2023 to 02-15-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Katie Dishman, Corporate Archivist, Mariott International
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    Did you know that Marriott International started as an A&W Root Beer stand in Washington, DC in 1927? In this class, we'll explore Marriott's history and the company's integral connection with cars. Not only did the stands, named Hot Shoppes, expand because of their drive-ins, but the lodging business began as motor hotels at the advent of the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-15-2023 to 02-15-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Katie Dishman, Corporate Archivist, Mariott International
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Oasis at the Macys Home Store

    Did you know that Marriott International started as an A&W Root Beer stand in Washington, DC in 1927? In this class, we'll explore Marriott's history and the company's integral connection with cars. Not only did the stands, named Hot Shoppes, expand because of their drive-ins, but the lodging business began as motor hotels at the advent of the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-15-2023 to 02-15-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Jane Ellen, Performer, Composer, and Recording Artist
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell (1943- ) is one of the most highly respected songwriters of the 20th century. After making her mark in folk music, she explored jazz stylings, and is now known for her paintings as well as her music, many of which grace her album covers. Her continual struggle for artistic independence has made her a role model for... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-16-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    A combination of Europeans and American ex-pats between the World Wars found themselves pushing the boundaries of literature, art, and ideas. Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, and Coco Channel gathered regularly to contemplate a world without boundaries. (For more "World of Ideas"... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-16-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Dr. Peter Goodwin, President, University of Maryland Center of Environmental Science
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    The climate in Maryland is changing, as it is everywhere. Shifting weather characteristics include the timing and intensity of storms, the duration of extreme heat events, the length of droughts, frequency of wildfire and noticeable changes in our environment. The myriad consequences of these changing characteristics include an escalating incidence of... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-16-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Dr. Peter Goodwin, President, University of Maryland Center of Environmental Science
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Oasis at the Macys Home Store

    The climate in Maryland is changing, as it is everywhere. Shifting weather characteristics include the timing and intensity of storms, the duration of extreme heat events, the length of droughts, frequency of wildfire and noticeable changes in our environment. The myriad consequences of these changing characteristics include an escalating incidence of... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-21-2023 to 02-21-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:45 AM
    Instructor: Ronald Kaltenbaugh, President, Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, DC
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    Interested in learning more about electric vehicles, or EVs?  Then this program is for you!  Topics covered will include the history of EVs, the various types of EVs, the charging of EVs, and the many benefits of EVs.  You’ll also learn how the electrification of transportation is one of the key solutions to addressing climate... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-21-2023 to 02-21-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    During his Paris years (1886-1888), Vincent van Gogh interacted frequently with Pissarro, Seurat, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. Vincent viewed these artists as outsiders like himself, misunderstood and rejected by conventional gallerists and patrons. Vincent called this circle of young artists "painters of the petit boulevard" in opposition to the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-21-2023 to 02-21-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 3:00 PM → 4:30 PM
    Instructor: Jonina Duker, Certified Book Discussion Leader
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    Have you felt the buzz? The protagonist in this best-selling debut novel is a research chemist who gets fired. No, she didn’t blow anything up at work – it’s just that she is a she, and although unmarried ... gets pregnant. Wanting to stay in the workforce and knowing that “cooking is chemistry,” she becomes a TV cooking show host and a... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-22-2023 to 02-22-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: John McCarthy, Montgomery County State's Attorney
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    Catherine Hoggle's children went missing in 2014 and she was charged with their murder.  However, Hoggle was ruled mentally unfit for trial.  In December 2022, the charges were dismissed due to the Maryland law which says a person charged with a felony can be held in a mentally incompetent posture for no more than five years.  Mr. McCarthy will discuss... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-22-2023 to 02-22-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: John McCarthy, Montgomery County State's Attorney
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Oasis at the Macys Home Store

    Catherine Hoggle's children went missing in 2014 and she was charged with their murder.  However, Hoggle was ruled mentally unfit for trial.  In December 2022, the charges were dismissed due to the Maryland law which says a person charged with a felony can be held in a mentally incompetent posture for no more than five years.  Mr. McCarthy will discuss... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-22-2023 to 02-22-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Larissa Johnson, Edutainer
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Oasis at the Macys Home Store

    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): 02-23-2023 to 02-23-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Eleanor Tanno, MD
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    (The date of this class has been changed from January 12 to February 23.) Creating an Advance Directive can be intimidating! Learn the process of creating one with a local, practicing, board certified physician who is passionate about Advance Directives.   This class will provide an overview of Advance Directives, including considerations in choosing a... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-27-2023 to 02-27-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Dan Sherman, PhD
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    Like its cousin pi, the number phi has a long and fascinating history. Its value defines the Golden Ratio (also called the “Divine Proportion”) that some say defines beauty in the visual arts and nature. The number is closely related to the famous Fibonacci numbers, which relate to nature (e.g., the number of petals on a flower) and also many... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-27-2023 to 02-27-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Dan Sherman, PhD
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Oasis at the Macys Home Store

    Like its cousin pi, the number phi has a long and fascinating history. Its value defines the Golden Ratio (also called the “Divine Proportion”) that some say defines beauty in the visual arts and nature. The number is closely related to the famous Fibonacci numbers, which relate to nature (e.g., the number of petals on a flower) and also many... read more
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  • Sessions: 7
    Class Date(s): 02-27-2023 to 04-10-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:30 PM
    Instructor: Nancy Kay, Mah Jongg Instructor
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Oasis at the Macys Home Store

    Learn the Great Game of China. We will learn American style Mah Jongg using the National Mah Jongg League rules. You will learn how to read the card, the names of the tiles, how to pick a hand, do the Charleston, build a wall, and play defensively.  Make new friends and have fun playing this game of skill and luck.  This class is for people new to Mah... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-27-2023 to 02-27-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 3:00 PM → 4:00 PM
    Instructor: Julie Knolmayer, PT
    Term: 2023-1
    Location: Online Class

    Discussion of joint replacement surgery and the exercises that go along with rehabilitation following surgery and continuing into maintenance of the new joints. ... read more
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