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Welcome to Pacific Region OASIS in Los Angeles

Pacific Region OASIS offers education and volunteer programs for adults age 50-plus in the greater Los Angeles area. Discover more ways to grow, learn and connect with your community at OASIS!

Membership is free. Members receive a catalog of classes and volunteer opportunities three times a year. If you are not already a member, we invite you to join now

Our 2014 Spring/Summer catalog is here!

Spring/Summer 2014 Registration

  • In-person registration will be May 6 at Baldwin Hills and May 8 at Westside
  • Regular online registration opens May 9

LOOK! Exciting new classes, events and trips for Spring 2014

Paul Robeson – A One Man Show: Actor Stogie Kenyata brings to the stage a turn of the Century story about the triumphs and tragedy of Paul Robeson. In the NAACP Theater Award Winning Show, Kenyata plays 12 characters, from ages 5 to 65 and incorporates finger-snapping Jazz, Bebop, and Big Band soundtracks. Seating Limited

   630B2 – Thursday, May 29, 2:00 – 3:30 pm in the Baldwin Hills Plaza Community Room

OASIS Actor’s Studio: Learn the world of acting through “Creative Dramatics” and Cultural Expression using monologues, poetry, dramatic readings and storytelling with Ursaline Bryant.

   606B2 – Friday, June 6 to July 18, 10:15 – 12:15 at Baldwin Hills

Local Historic Gem: Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre: Architectural Historian Peyton Hall will give a presentation on this lavish movie palace from its first Hollywood premiere of Robin Hood with Douglas Fairbanks in 1922 through to its recent $12.8 million renovation.

    610B2 – Wednesday, August 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm at Baldwin Hills

The Golden Age of American Music Series: Listen, learn, sing-along and enjoy the music of the composers (such as Dorothy Fields and Hoagy Carmichael) who wrote songs for the great singers of our times (such as Crosby and Sinatra). Listen to Bob Lipson and Saul Jacobs as they take you through the history of music and lyrics by great American songwriters.

    714W2 – once a month, Tuesdays, May 13 to August 12, 10:30 to 12:00 at Westside

L.A. Culture

L.A.’s Automobile Empire:  This class explores the history of Don Lee’s early 1900s Cadillac Car Dealership and its impact on L.A.’s automobile culture.

    713W2 – Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 pm at Westside

Exploring Los Angeles through a Cultural Lens: Come and enjoy this interactive class where you will explore your personal culture through an investigation of Los Angeles’ history at the crossroad of diversity.

    756W2 – Monday, July 7 to August 11, 1:30 – 3:00 pm at Westside

Health

Demystifying Home Care and Home Health Services: Learn about the community resources available to help you or your loved one receive the care that honors their needs and wishes, along with what Medicare, Medicaid and long term care insurance covers.

    658B2 – Wednesday, June 18, 11:00 – 12:00 noon at Baldwin Hills

    757W2 – Thursday, July 10, 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Westside

Personal Security Awareness Training – Self Defense: Learn ways to empower yourself to prevent crime and victimization.

    652B2 – Thursday, July 10 – July 17, 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Baldwin Hills

    740W2 – Tuesday, August 5 – August 12, 1:00 – 3:00 at Westside

Day Trips

Porgy & Bess at the Ahmanson: Start with a lovely breakfast at the HMS Bounty in Downtown Los Angeles, then get swept away by the lush Gershwin score of this great American Tony Award winning musical.

    1405B2 & 1405W2, Sunday, June 1, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

An Evening at the Hollywood Bowl: We’ll start with a delicious dinner at the Hard Rock Café and then listen to Grammy winner John Legend recreate Marvin Gaye’s classic homage to America and the civil rights movement, “What’s Going On,” in its Entirety, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

    1407B2 & 1407W2, Wednesday, August 20, 3:30 – 11:00 pm

 

 

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