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Volunteers are the heart and soul of our program. Share your skills and talents, support successful aging and meet new friends. In addition to tutoring children who are learning to read, volunteers represent OASIS at community events and help run the center on a daily basis. Find out more about our volunteer opportunities.


 OASIS Fall 2014 Art Exhibit
Fall Art Exhibit: OASIS
Paintings by Sally Condon
Photographs by Fernando Delgado

OASIS Albuquerque
is now located in
American Square
Shopping Center

3301 Menaul Blvd NE
Suite 18
Albuquerque, NM 87107

(click on map to see larger version)
(505) 884-4529
M-Th 9am-4:30pm
F 9am-4pm


Welcome to Albuquerque OASIS 

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View Fall Catalog

Our fall catalog is online and registration continues throughout the session! 

You may view the entire catalog as a PDF file, or you may go to our Classes page and browse by different criteria such as topic, instructor, or date range.

See important instructions below before you visit our Classes page to register online.

►Click here for important website login instructions for everyone

Or, if you prefer, you may mail or drop off your forms at OASIS during office hours (Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm & Friday 9am-4pm). Registration continues throughout the term; fall session classes run through December 23.

Catalogs are also distributed around town at libraries, senior centers, and other locations.

Focus on Humanities is a series of eleven classes made possible by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Programs in this series are open to all ages, and include topics such as the Bayeux Tapestry, Nu Shu: Chinese Women's Writing, Islamic Mysticism, New Mexico Land Grants, Religion in New Mexico, and many more. Click to see a list of the classes.

A sample of our upcoming programs

75 - La Nina: Nina Otero-Warren - A Chautauqua Performance
Born into the families Luna and Otero, Nina moved to Santa Fe as a teenager. La Nina became superintendent of schools; she was also an organizer of Santa Fe Fiesta, Indian Market, and Spanish Colonial Arts. She worked to get New Mexico women the right to vote, then ran for US Congress in 1922. Meet her in 1951 for her 70th birthday as she reminisces, confides, answers and disclaims -- and even tells some stories from her book, Old Spain in our Southwest. A performance by actor and storyteller Deborah Blanche.
This presentation is made possible with support from the NM Humanities Council & the NM Department of Cultural Affairs.
Monday, November 3, 2-3:30pm at OASIS

25 - Nu Shu: Chinese Women's Writing
In pre-Communist China, women in the Hunan Province invented their own secret written language, called Nu Shu, which they used to communicate with each other as they weren't allowed to go to school and learn Mandarin. They embroidered it into household linens so the men wouldn't know what they were doing. Norma Libman will tell us how this language was discovered, what is happening to it now, and how she used translations of actual women's stories to write her recently released novel, Lonely River Village.
This class is part of the Focus on Humanities series, made possible in part by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Courses in this series are open to all ages.
Thursday, November 6, 10:30am-12pm at OASIS
76 - Kaufman & Hart's The Man Who Came To Dinner: Discovering Comedy at the Vortex Theatre
Kaufman & Hart's collaboration lasted from 1930 to 1940. The popularity of their plays was tremendous during their partnership and continues to this day. Learn about their partnership, the history of American comedy, and the evolution of The Man Who Came to Dinner from stage play to film and back. Discount coupons to the play will be distributed at the class. A presentation by Marty Epstein & Leslee Richards of the Vortex Theater.
Friday, November 7, 1-2:30pm at OASIS
The Man Who Came to Dinner will be performed from November 7-30, 2014 at the Vortex Theater.


We had a lot of interest in Improving Quality of Sleep with Yoga Therapy (Class #115) so an additional class has been added on Wednesdays, November 5 & 19, 4-5pm at OASIS. 

Visit our News page for more information on these and other news items!

OASIS tutoring program featured in the Rio Rancho Observer

Spotlight on Albuquerque tutor Margie Hobby in the OASIS Institute's annual report


 OASIS was named by the Social Impact Exchange as one of 100 top-performing nonprofits

read more... 



OASIS is sponsored
in Albuquerque by: 

The May and Stanley Smith
Charitable Trust
Macy's Foundation
New Mexico Humanities Council

OASIS Albuquerque Partners


Opera Southwest



We are building on excellence at OASIS. Help us make 2014 a great year by a one-time gift, or on-going monthly donations. Click here or donate by mail to OASIS, 3301 Menaul Blvd NE, Suite 18, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Thank you!



Library Lectures
Special Collections Library & OASIS present the 2014 Speakers Program From New Town to the Nuclear Age

Click on logo for full program

OASIS Albuquerque and Collette Vacations have partnered to present two exciting adventures! 

Explore New England and Its Islands

Departs June 5, 2015
8 days/7 nights
Join us on a journey highlighting the natural beauty and traditional charm of New England. Your tour begins in Providence, RI and features stops in Boston, Cape Cod Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket.
Informational Session: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1pm at OASIS

A Trip to Captivating Spain

Visit Nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites! 
Departs September 12, 2015
An 11-day trip which includes: 
Madrid - Royal Palace - Toledo - Cordoba - Seville - Flamenco Show - Granada - The Alhambra - Valencia - City of Arts & Sciences - Lladro-City of Porcelain - Paella Experience - Barcelona - Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia - Park Güell
Informational Session: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10:30am at OASIS