OASIS fall 2014 class now open!
Right Brain Drawing
Learn to access and use the right side of your brain the more creative, less judgmental, clearer-seeing
side. Contact registrar for supply list.
Friday, Oct 10-Dec 5, 1:00-3:00
(no class Nov 28)
Fee: $65; Sessions: 8
Folk Song Sing-A-Long
Come and join the living tradition with this fun class that will explore old and new folk songs! Bring an instrument or just bring yourself. All levels are welcome!
Thursday, Oct 2-Nov 20, 10:30-11:30
Fee: $65; Sessions: 8
Voices of the Pioneers
A storyteller brings to life true documented pioneer tales from 1700s-1800s. Some of the tales include immigrant encounters with Native Americans. Stories are presented in period dress with a display and a few mountain dulcimer songs.
Monday, Nov 10, 1:00-2:00
Learn line dancing moves and get some mildly aerobic exercise while having fun.
Tuesday, Oct 7-Nov 11, 11:00-12:00
Fee: $50; Sessions: 6
Spain in Southeast U.S. During the 16th Century
These classes will shed light on a long-neglected epoch in American history and give you a “clearer picture” of Spanish culture in our historical past.
Wednesday, Oct 1, 8, 15 & 22, 1:00-3:00
Fee: $48; Sessions: 4
Harry Truman: Much More than an Ordinary Man
The story of Missouri’s most famous son includes his difficult early life, his bravery in war and his rise in the powerful Pendergast political machine. Truman proved himself to be a man of great integrity in the US Senate and then as president.
Tuesday, Nov 11, 10:00-12:00
Guerillas in Civil War Missouri
James W. Erwin practiced law in St. Louis for more than 37 years and is the author of three books about the Civil War in Missouri. Learn more about these colorful but brutal men who carried on hit-and-run warfare against soldiers and civilians. Books will be available for sale.
Thursday, Nov 6, 1:00-3:00
Guerrilla Hunters in Civil War Missouri
Guerrilla Hunters in Civil War Missouri tells the previously little-known story of the Union troops who fought the guerrillas, especially members of the Missouri State Militia – ten thousand men specifically recruited for the purpose of hunting down and fighting “bushwhackers.”
Thursday, Nov 13, 1:00-3:00
The Homefront in Civil War Missouri
Missouri was a battleground – over 1,000 engagements were fought in the state (third most during the Civil War) – but it was also a homefront where people lived. Slavery crumbled and created new opportunities for black men to serve in the Union army, but left their families vulnerable to retaliation at home. The turbulence and bitterness of guerrilla war was everywhere.
Thursday, Nov 20, 1:00-3:00
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Post-Intifada Spring of Hope and its Aftermath
This course will study that optimistic period, in which, despite continued violence, key figures on both
sides believed in and worked toward the establishment of a Palestinian state in exchange for peace.
Thursday, Oct 30, 10:00-12:00
Develop your creative writing skills in this class that includes lecture, discussion and writing exercises. Kim Lozano is on the board of directors of River Styx, where she serves as a contributing editor and co-curator the River Styx Reading Series.
Tuesday, Sep 23, Oct 7, 14, 28, Nov 11, 18, Dec 2 & 16, 1:00-3:00
Fee: $83; Sessions: 8
St. Louis in the Civil War
St. Louis epitomized the growing tensions between the North and South. The city’s strategic position enabled James Eads’ shipyards to build ironclads, Jefferson Barracks to muster troops, and Gratiot Street Prison to hold POWs. Meet the author of the new book, St Louis in the Civil War.
Monday, Dec 8, 1:00-2:00
Healthy Humor – Laughter is the Best Medicine
Learn about the benefits of laughter and be prepared to “experience” how much better you will feel through light stretching and breathing exercises.
Tuesday, Oct 21, 1:00-3:00