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03/30/20 - 08/21/20       09:00 - 05:00

This is not a class. These are just some useful tips to get you started with Zoom. When you register for an Oasis class you will receive an email receipt with alink to jointhe class. You DO NOT need y... More

727Z Humor in Classical Music

Thursday      07/09/20 - 07/16/20       01:00 - 02:30
Online Class 1   

Although some would say classical music is very serious, there is a great deal of humor in many works, including those written by the great composers. This course will explore the question of what mak... More

729Z Musicals in the Modern Era

Friday      07/10/20 - 07/17/20       01:00 - 02:30
Online Class 1   

In the last 20 years, we've seen incredible musical theatre that will go down as some of the best works of all time. These musicals aren't just filled with gorgeous scores or interesting chara... More

734Z Cancelled - 734Z - Convicting the Innocent: Causes & Remedie

Wednesday      07/15/20       10:30 - 11:30
Online Class 1   

Shawn Armbrust will be discussing her organization's work freeing wrongfully convicted and imprisoned, innocent clients in our region. Accompanying Armbrust will be one of the organization's r... More

735Z What is Truth?

Wednesday      07/15/20       01:00 - 02:30
Online Class 1   

A central notion in philosophy is truth. We want to know what is true, but a harder question is "what is truth?" What does it mean for a proposition to be true? Aristotle, Plato, Einstein, a... More

736Z White House Tales: Presidents Up Close and Personal

Thursday      07/16/20       10:30 - 12:00
Online Class 1   

Our recent presidents are not always as they seem on TV. In private settings, they exhibit personalities and character traits that might surprise you. Indeed, their personal qualities often affect pol... More

738Z Cancelled - 738Z - Make Energy Cents

Friday      07/17/20       10:30 - 11:45
Online Class 1   

We are in the middle of summer which means we are all using our air conditioners and a lot more energy. This presentation will focus on ways to help you lower your utility bill and keep money in your ... More

739Z Shopping on the Internet

Wednesday & Friday      07/15/20 - 07/17/20       10:30 - 11:30
Online Class 2   

Internet shopping can save you a lot of time; smart Internet shopping can also save you a lot of money! Learn the best sites for evaluating and purchasing virtually any product or service, including e... More

740Z The Federal Budget Outlook: Post COVID-19

Monday      07/20/20       10:30 - 11:30
Online Class 1   

William Hoagland will provide an overview of the current state of the federal budget and its implications for the future. In his distinguished career, Mr. Hoagland served as director of Budget and App... More

741Z Swedish Noir: The Murder of Olof Palme and the 30 Year Effort to Solve It

Monday      07/20/20       01:00 - 02:15
Online Class 1   

On February 28, 1986, Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, was shot in the back as he walked home from the cinema with his wife. It would be 34 years before Sweden's Chief Prosecutor would declar... More

742Z John Coltrane: Jazz Game Changer

Tuesday      07/21/20       10:30 - 12:00
Online Class 1   

John William Coltrane (1926-1967) was more than just a jazz saxophonist and composer. He was arguably the biggest influence on the evolution of jazz worldwide in the second half of the 20th century. W... More

743Z Frank Gehry and the Architecture of Movement

Tuesday      07/21/20       01:00 - 02:30
Online Class 1   

By using striking combinations of metal, wood and stone, Frank Gehry’s early work was a reaction against cold, formulistic modernism. He designed such iconic buildings as the Guggenheim Museum a... More

744Z Book Discussion: Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

Tuesday      07/21/20       03:00 - 04:30
Online Class 1   

(Note: Please join the meeting at 3 pm if you would like some assistance using the features of Zoom. Otherwise, join us at 3:15 pm for the start of our discussion.) Eunice Kennedy Shriver, without eve... More

745Z A History of RCA

Wednesday      07/22/20       10:30 - 11:30
Online Class 1   

TheRCACorporation was a major American electronics company, founded as the Radio Corporation of America in 1919. Come learn about this iconic American brand, maker of radios,TVs, defense electronics a... More

746Z Etching: A Revolution in Art

Wednesday      07/22/20       01:00 - 02:30
Online Class 1   

Etching as a form of print-making emerged suddenly in the early 1500s, first borrowed from designs on armor. Artists soon discovered that it allowed far greater freedom than the traditional engraving ... More

747Z The Restless Genius of Benjamin Franklin

Thursday      07/23/20       10:30 - 11:45
Online Class 1   

Franklin's genius is a puzzle. Born the tenth son of a decidedly humble family of Puritan candle-makers in Boston in 1706, Franklin's rise to the front ranks of science, engineering, and inven... More

748Z Rodgers and Hammerstein's Lesser Known Musicals

Thursday      07/23/20 - 07/30/20       01:00 - 02:00
Online Class 1   

Rodgers and Hammerstein were at the top of the heap in the 1940’s and 50’s musical theater world, creating an impressive list of enduring masterworks: Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, Th... More

749Z Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Giant of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Friday      07/24/20       01:00 - 02:30
Online Class 1   

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was one of the giants of the Arts & Crafts movement at the turn of the last century. He was an architect in Glasgow, Scotland, designing schools, churches, public buildin... More

750Z Steve Roberts: The New Face of Montgomery County

Monday      07/27/20       10:30 - 12:00
Online Class 1   

Montgomery County today is a global community of a million people with one-third of its residents born outside the United States. The dramatic growth of immigrant populations from all regions of the w... More

753Z Why It’s So Hard to Talk About Racism

Tuesday      07/28/20       01:00 - 02:30
San Diego Onlin   

Why is it so hard, particularly for white people, to talk about racism? Why are conversations about racism often met with anger, fear, and guilt, only to grind to a halt in awkward silence and avoidan... More

754Z Maryland Legislative Update

Wednesday      07/29/20       10:30 - 12:00
Online Class 1   

Each year, the Maryland legislature deals with thousands of pieces of proposed legislation. This class will focus on the most important new laws adopted during the 2020 legislative session. Special em... More

755Z Modern Sculpture: The Genius of Rodin and Picasso

Wednesday      07/29/20       01:00 - 02:30
Online Class 1   

Recent exhibitions shed astonishing new light on the creative practices and ideas of these two pioneers of modern sculpture. Join art historian Judy Scott Feldman in exploring Rodin’s obsession ... More

756Z The Dark Side of the White Picket Fence: The 1950s American Suburb

Thursday      07/30/20       10:30 - 11:45
Online Class 1   

In the years after WWII, owning a single-family home with an American-built car in the driveway came to symbolize the American dream. In this presentation we will explore how and why this unique form ... More

757Z iPhone and iPad Essentials

Friday      07/31/20 - 08/28/20       10:30 - 12:00
Online Class 2   

Have a new iPhone, iPad, or both? This course will help you master the functions you need to get started, including how to set up email accounts, connect to the Internet, download and organize apps, t... More

759Z Civil War Soldier Voices: In Their Words

Friday      07/31/20       10:30 - 11:30
Online Class 1   

Join us as we witness the Civil War through National Archives and personal collection documents and letters about and from soldiers, their "voices". These stories, Confederate and Union, run... More

760Z "The Searchers": Making of an American Legend

Monday      08/03/20       10:30 - 12:00
Online Class 1   

A former Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Washington Post, Glenn Frankel tells the story of John Ford’s monumental 1956 Western movie, starring John Wayne, and its true origins in the k... More

761Z Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles

Monday      08/03/20       01:00 - 02:15
Online Class 1   

In February 1969, the Beatles began working on what became their final album together. Acclaimed Beatles historian Kenneth Womack offers acolorful retelling of how this landmark album was written and ... More

762Z Crime Scene Investigation (CSI): Then and Now

Tuesday      08/04/20       10:30 - 11:30
Online Class 1   

Victor Weedn, a leading expert on forensic science, will share the fascinating history of crime scene investigation. You’ll learn about the development of forensic medicine, of forensic toxicolo... More

764Z Book Discussion: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Tuesday      08/04/20       03:00 - 04:30
Online Class 1   

(Note: Please join the meeting at 3 pm if you would like some assistance using the features of Zoom. Otherwise, join us at 3:15 pm for the start of our discussion.) Ready for a fictional look at &ldqu... More

765Z Word Wednesday: How To Create and Master Word Puzzles

Wednesday      08/05/20       10:30 - 11:30
Online Class 1   

Stay-at-home orders mean a lot of us are entertaining ourselves with crosswords and word puzzles. They’re the perfect distraction: portable, affordable, and require no other humans. Plenty of re... More