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TLC & Popejoy present a special talk on the Broadway hit Wicked!

Special rate for OASIS members for talk

Date: Monday, August 25
Time: 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm and program begins promptly at 6:30)
Place: OASIS 3301 Menaul, Suite 18, Albuquerque
Admission (Reservations recommended):
- GENERAL $8 in advance ($10 at the door)
- SPECIAL for OASIS members: just $5 in advance ($10 at the door). Send check made out to Albuquerque Theatre Guild (with TLC on Memo line) to: TLC (Wicked), P.O. Box 20307, Albuquerque, NM 87154-0307. Be sure to include your OASIS member number, names of everyone in your party, phones, and legible e-mail addresses. Confirmations will be e-mailed 7-10 days prior to the program.
- Free for current TLC Members & Popejoy Subscribers
More info: or email

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most familiar tales in our common heritage. But Gregory Maguire stood that world on its head in his book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Broadway composer Steven Schwartz knew he had to adapt the novel to the stage just by hearing the title. Terry Davis and Patricia O'Connor will explore Maguire's book and Schwartz' adaptation of it. While Maguire's book is purposefully dense, Schwartz understood that the script that brought it to the stage would have to be much simpler. How Schwartz and company adapted 408 pages and 38 characters into a tightly formed, award-winning musical is a wonderful story in itself.

Terry Davis is Popejoy’s Marketing Director and has given Theatre Lovers Community insight into many of Popejoy’s Broadway presentations. He is an accomplished director (for Musical Theatre Southwest, Albuquerque Little Theatre, and more) and holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from UNM.

Patricia O’Connor, Popejoy’s Senior Marketing Representative, oversees all aspects of Popejoy’s electronic communication and books the Ovation Series. She holds undergraduate degrees in Foreign Languages and English and an MBA in Marketing and is currently pursuing an MA in Writing and Rhetoric from UNM.

A joint offering from Popejoy Presents and Theatre Lovers Community.

Wicked will be at Popejoy Hall Sept 17 - Oct 5. Tickets are available at or call 505-925-5858 or 877-664-8661. 

OASIS tutoring program recently featured in the Rio Rancho Observer


OASIS tutor Janis Cline was interviewed for the story.

...Cline worked with a fourth-grade girl.

“I think it was very beneficial for her,” she said. “She doesn’t read as much as she should; I think she needed to comprehend what she was reading. I tried to increase those skills and her writing skills. And we did vocabulary words.”

Cline did her best to find reading material that “her girl” was interested in, and then have her “think, talk and write about it.

“It’s amazing what you can do in that hour,” Cline said, already thinking about returning to ESE but, in 2014-15, taking on two youngsters.

Click here to read the whole story.


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

Margie Hobby helped her student find her voice as an OASIS tutor. It is one way Margie has stayed active and connected after retirement. "I do a lot of volunteer work, but this is the one that I really, really love."


Albuquerque OASIS has MOVED!

OASIS offices will be closed April 21- May 12 while we move and settle in.
Our new address is:
3301 Menaul Blvd NE, Suite 18

We are located in the American Square Shopping Center on Menaul just west of Carlisle NE in the building facing the American Home Furniture store.

Click here for a Google map of the new location (please note that the Google map shows the shopping center but not our actual location, which is at the east side of the building).

Library Program

Special Collections Library & OASIS present the 2014 Speakers Program "From New Town to the Nuclear Age: Albuquerque 1880-1960." Free monthly lectures (no registration required) at Botts Hall, Special Collections Library, 432 Central Ave. NE. Please call the Library at 848-1376 or visit their website for more information!

OASIS wins the American Society on Aging 2013 Gloria Cavanaugh Award

The American Society on Aging (ASA) has announced three national leadership awards recognizing significant contributions to the field of aging. The 2013 winner of the ASA Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education is the OASIS Institute. Click here for more info.


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

The Social Impact 100 is the first-ever broad index of effective, high-impact nonprofits that serve large numbers of people in need, have evidence of results and are ready to grow. Read the press release.

An OASIS of Sound

Albuquerque OASIS members with hearing loss now have the opportunity to enjoy our classes through the installation of a “hearing loop” in our Macy's classroom.

Hearing loops are the assistive listening system of choice for most hearing aid users. The loops utilize what is called a telecoil in hearing aids that negates the need to remove the devices and don a borrowed headset in order to hear the speaker. By simply pushing the telecoil button on their hearing aids users can block out much of the background sound while wirelessly connecting to an electromagnetic signal carrying the the speaker’s voice to their hearing aids for dramatically improved clarity.

The OASIS hearing loop was donated and installed by Mike Langner, a retired Albuquerque radio engineer and looping aficionado who is a member of the Loop New Mexico Committee with help from Samuel Castillo of the nonprofit assistive devices retailer ATS Resources. Falling back on his radio experience, Langner included a wide-range automatic volume control circuit with the installation to compensate for speakers with overly loud or soft voices in order to provide the best possible speech clarity for those listening through the telecoils of their hearing aids. Upon hearing sound from a loop using the telecoils in her hearing aids for the very first time, OASIS regular Barbara Katz said, “Wow! That’s amazing!”