Gerry and Marlene Strait
Learn line dancing moves, have fun and get exercise at the same time. No partner required.
Kirkwood OASIS 309
Tuesday, Feb 19-Apr 9, 11:00-12:00, Fee: $56; Sessions: 8
Kirkwood OASIS 310
Tuesday, Apr 16-May 28, 11:00-12:00, Fee: $49; Sessions: 7
Reader’s Theatre and More
Explore reader’s theater and become comfortable with reading for an audience. The culminating event will be a performance in the community.
Kirkwood OASIS 308
Friday, Feb 15-Apr 5, 10:00-11:30, Fee: $40; Sessions: 8
The Lewis & Clark Exploration and The Louisiana Purchase
Known respectively as “the greatest real estate deal in history” and the “Great American Odyssey,” these two topics have endless fascination. In the first week we will put historical puzzle pieces as disparate as a bath, a Haitian general, a virus and flatboats into a picture of the “real estate deal.” In the second week, secret communiqués to Congress and foreign diplomats, faulty maps, eye wash and grizzles will combine into an engrossing picture of the
“Great American Odyssey.” Students will receive a copy of a Lewis & Clark textbook.
Kirkwood OASIS 303
Friday, Apr 12, 19 & 26, 10:00-12:00, Fee: $36; Sessions: 3
Ulysses S. Grant
Tom St. John
U.S. Grant was the 18th president of the United States and the Union general who accepted Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. You’ve seen the cabin he built at Grant’s Farm along Gravois. This class will explore the extraordinary story of his early links to our area, his role as soldier and president and the memoirs he wrote before he died.
Kirkwood OASIS 304
Tuesday/Thursday, Apr 9-25, 1:00-3:00, Fee: $70; Sessions: 6
Syria & Lebanon
Tom St. John
These two nations were created by the French after WWI. Before that time, both were part of the Turkish/Ottoman Empire. Both received their independence in the mid
1940s. Since that time both have been involved in almost continuous conflicts within their own societies and with Israel. This class will focus mainly on this period of time. A question and answer period will follow along with time for discussion.
Kirkwood OASIS 305
Wednesday/Friday, Apr 3 & 5, 1:00-3:00
Fee: $24; Sessions: 2
Understanding Imperial Japan
At the end of the 18th Century, both Asia and the Western Powers were poised on the edge of a new era in world history. Examine the relationship between the Western
Powers and East Asia and how this evolved. We will focus on the forced opening of Japan by the West and the United States in 1850s which resulted in the Japanese embarking
upon a campaign of modernization. By the end of the 19th century they had achieved their objectives and developed their economy, military and established their position in the system of international relations. This course will explore these developments and examine the character of the country to come to an understanding of Imperial Japan.
Kirkwood OASIS 307
Wednesday, Feb 27-Mar 20, 10:00-12:00, Fee: $40; Sessions: 4
Those Daring Dames of History
Bev Schuetz, History Talks
Discover the famous and infamous risk takers who made history by flouting the rules, beating the odds and defying conventions. Their brave, often brazen actions determined the course of history. These colorful characters include the woman who burned London to the ground for the rape of her daughters, the Irish pirate queen who negotiated with Elizabeth I, notorious spies, leaders in the fields of theoretical physics, the temperance movement and the NAACP. Their relatively unknown true stories may surprise, amaze, delight or intrigue you, but they will never bore you.
Kirkwood OASIS 306
Wednesday, Apr 10, 1:00-2:30, Fee: $13
Griesedieck Brothers: The History, The Future, The Beer
The Griesedieck family has been intertwined with beer making since the 1700s, and in the St. Louis region since the 1800s. Learn about this family’s role in St. Louis beer history. Sample some current GB products.
Kirkwood OASIS 311
Friday, May 17, 1:00-2:30, Fee: $10
Frank Lloyd Wright in Ebsworth Park: The Kraus House
Take a guided tour of the first house that famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright built in St. Louis. One of only five Wright designs in Missouri, the home is notable for retaining all original Wright-designed furnishings and fabrics. Home is located at 120 North Ballas Road in Kirkwood.
Friday, May 10, 10:00-11:00, Fee: $11
Friday, May 10, 12:00-1:00, Fee: $11
Head chef and owner of Ranoush, Aboud Alhamid brings to Saint Louis the finest combination of Middle Eastern food. Hailing from Syria, the heart of the Middle East, he incorporates his mom’s home and family recipes along with the freshest ingredients to Ranoush’s menu in order for customers to enjoy a truly authentic Syrian experience. Learn about how he is realizing his
dream of building cultural connections between the East and West through food and enjoyment.
Wednesday, Apr 17, 11:30-1:00, Fee: $20
Earthquake Histories and Hazards in the Central U.S.
Phyllis Steckel, RG, Earthquake Insight LLC
Minimizing earthquake risk is a funny business. The payoff may not come for a long time – and then it will be in terms of what did not happen. Learn about regional earthquake vulnerabilities and risk. Hear about historic quakes - including the infamous 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes where the river ran backwards - and the lessons learned in Haiti, New Zealand and Japan.
Kirkwood OASIS 312
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2:00-3:30, Fee: $10
A Matter of Balance
At least 46% of older adults 60+ worry about falling. Don’t worry, take action! Learn easy at-home exercises and discuss practical techniques to keep you on your feet in this 8 session program. Participants receive a workbook to keep. Light refreshments are provided.
Kirkwood Community Center – Call 314.966.5433
Monday/Wednesday, Mar 4-27, 1:00-3:00, Fee: $15; Sessions: 8
50+ and Fit
Enjoy the benefits of exercise in this class that will incorporate low impact aerobics and resistance bands for overall fitness.
Kirkwood OASIS 205
Tuesday/Thursday, Feb 19-Mar 28, 9:00-9:45, Fee: $60; Sessions: 12
Kirkwood OASIS 206
Tuesday/Thursday, Apr 2-May 9, 9:00-9:45, Fee: $60; Sessions: 12
Strengthen, tone and lengthen core muscles, build overall strength and stamina, increase flexibility and improve posture with this class designed for and taught by an adult 50+. Participants should be comfortable moving from standing to the floor and will need to supply their own mat.
Kirkwood OASIS 301
Tuesday, Mar 5-Apr 23, 10:00-11:00, Fee: $53; Sessions: 8
Kirkwood OASIS 302
Tuesday, Apr 30-Jun 4, 10:00-11:00, Fee: $40; Sessions: 6