• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-02-2020 to 11-02-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: San Diego Oasis Staff
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    It has been a while since we’ve seen each other, and we would love to see you, online that is. Join us via Zoom with a cocktail, glass of wine, or a refreshing glass of Perrier, to catch up, and to get an update from staff members on different things like reopening plans, fun projects we’re planning for the summer and... read more
    It has been a while since we’ve seen each other, and we would love to see you, online that is. Join us via Zoom with a cocktail, glass of wine, or a refreshing glass of Perrier, to catch up, and to get an update from staff members on different things like reopening plans, fun projects we’re planning for the summer and more!
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-01-2020 to 12-01-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: San Diego Oasis Staff
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    It has been a while since we’ve seen each other, and we would love to see you, online that is. Join us via Zoom with a cocktail, glass of wine, or a refreshing glass of Perrier, to catch up, and to get an update from staff members on different things like reopening plans, fun projects we’re planning for the summer and... read more
    It has been a while since we’ve seen each other, and we would love to see you, online that is. Join us via Zoom with a cocktail, glass of wine, or a refreshing glass of Perrier, to catch up, and to get an update from staff members on different things like reopening plans, fun projects we’re planning for the summer and more!
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2020 to 12-10-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday, Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Henry George, Engineer, Archaeologist and Geologist
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Students of history often think of 1492 as the year that Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue.  However, for observers living in 1492, Columbus’ first voyage did not even make the evening news.  The major event of that year was the defeat of Muslim Granada by the Kingdom of Castile and the culmination of the Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula by Christian... read more
    Students of history often think of 1492 as the year that Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue.  However, for observers living in 1492, Columbus’ first voyage did not even make the evening news.  The major event of that year was the defeat of Muslim Granada by the Kingdom of Castile and the culmination of the Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula by Christian Polities.  This lecture will outline the history of the Iberian Peninsula from the Kingdom of the Visigoths, through the Muslim Caliphate, to the Reconquista, and finally to the ascent of Castile as the dominant polity, culture, and linguistic group in Iberia.   The Reconquista provided the Castilians with the military experience to dominate the New World Empires, and the social experience in their relationships with Muslims and Jews as ‘the Other’ to set the stage for the Castilians’ treatment of the indigenous peoples of the New World.   The marital diplomacy in Europe during this period was also instrumental in determining the directions that the Iberian and other European Polities would follow in the decades following 1492.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-18-2020 to 11-18-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Nina Hegyi, Artist and Instructor
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Time to let the artist in you out in this fun Fall Harvest Cartooning Class. Learn how to create seasonal cartoons you can use on cards or decorations. No experience needed, just your imagination. Materials: Pencil and black sharpie Paper Markers, colored pencils or... read more
    Time to let the artist in you out in this fun Fall Harvest Cartooning Class. Learn how to create seasonal cartoons you can use on cards or decorations. No experience needed, just your imagination. Materials: Pencil and black sharpie Paper Markers, colored pencils or crayons
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2020 to 12-15-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 3:00 PM → 4:00 PM
    Instructor: Chris Burns, Many-Strings
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Christmas and winter-themed folk songs provide us with some of the most beautiful music ever composed. During this musical event, we will enjoy timeless melodies and together we will sing the classics, including “Deck the Halls,” “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” and “The Coventry Carol.” Please bring your ‘inner child’ and family as we... read more
    Christmas and winter-themed folk songs provide us with some of the most beautiful music ever composed. During this musical event, we will enjoy timeless melodies and together we will sing the classics, including “Deck the Halls,” “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” and “The Coventry Carol.” Please bring your ‘inner child’ and family as we celebrate the season with “Jingle Bells,” “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” “Up on the Housetop,” and other folk classics. You will also learn a few wonderful tunes that you may not know, such as “The Huron Carol,” “El Contico Del Alba,” and “I Saw Three Ships.” This music is wonderful, and renewing our experience of its simple beauty is a special delight.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-30-2020 to 11-30-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Rudy Shappee, U.S. Navy Veteran and Local Historian
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    San Diego has always been considered a military town. We will explore just how far back that characterization goes. Using photographs from San Diego’s past, accompanied by a lively narrative, local historian Rudy Shappee will take you on an enlightening romp through some of our city’s lesser-known military history. Among many topics, Rudy will discuss... read more
    San Diego has always been considered a military town. We will explore just how far back that characterization goes. Using photographs from San Diego’s past, accompanied by a lively narrative, local historian Rudy Shappee will take you on an enlightening romp through some of our city’s lesser-known military history. Among many topics, Rudy will discuss the role the U.S. Army played in the development of the city and how North Island became known as the birthplace of ARMY aviation.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-13-2020 to 11-13-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Rudy Shappee, U.S. Navy Veteran and Local Historian
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Join local historian Rudy Shappee for a journey following the Pilgrims from their refuge in Leiden, Holland to their final settling of Plymouth Plantation in the New World. We’ll also discuss what life was like for the Pilgrims at sea and the challenges they... read more
    Join local historian Rudy Shappee for a journey following the Pilgrims from their refuge in Leiden, Holland to their final settling of Plymouth Plantation in the New World. We’ll also discuss what life was like for the Pilgrims at sea and the challenges they endured.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-18-2020 to 12-18-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 7:00 PM → 8:00 PM
    Instructor: Chris Burns, Many-Strings
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Featuring the hammered dulcimer and guitar. This wonderful musical hour will include beautiful instrumental presentations of Renaissance and Baroque era music. It will also include a presentation of those and other songs as ballads so you can enjoy lyrics that have entertained and delighted generations from times past. These songs will featuring the... read more
    Featuring the hammered dulcimer and guitar. This wonderful musical hour will include beautiful instrumental presentations of Renaissance and Baroque era music. It will also include a presentation of those and other songs as ballads so you can enjoy lyrics that have entertained and delighted generations from times past. These songs will featuring the 12-string guitar...listen, sing, or put your feet up and simply enjoy.
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 10-28-2020 to 11-18-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 2:15 PM
    Instructor: Chris Burns, Many-Strings
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Calling all guitars, banjos, autoharps, ukuleles, percussionists, music lovers, and vocalists who enjoy great tunes! This 45-minute class will focus on folk songs in easy keys and easy-to-play chords, to provide a musical-social experience. Songs will include many tunes you already know and love. We will Zoom together as we celebrate American folk... read more
    Calling all guitars, banjos, autoharps, ukuleles, percussionists, music lovers, and vocalists who enjoy great tunes! This 45-minute class will focus on folk songs in easy keys and easy-to-play chords, to provide a musical-social experience. Songs will include many tunes you already know and love. We will Zoom together as we celebrate American folk tunes and some international songs as well.  Perfect for both beginners and intermediate players who enjoy great melodies.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-04-2020 to 12-04-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Richard Lederer, Union-Tribune Language Columnist
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    How do cats greet each other on Christmas? A furry meowy Christmas and a Happy Mew Year. Union-Tribune language columnist... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-29-2020 to 10-29-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D., Art Historian/National Mall Coalition
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    An energetic and determined visitor to the Coliseum and Roman Forum, Rome’s myriad medieval churches, St. Peter’s basilica and the... read more
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  • Sessions: 6
    Class Date(s): 10-30-2020 to 12-11-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:15 AM
    Instructor: Gladis Jiménez González
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    This class is for students who have completed Spanish Intermediate I and II classes or equivalent and who have experience using the present tense. The focus is on learning reflexive verbs, subjunctive, past tenses,... read more

    This class is for students who have completed Spanish Intermediate I and II classes or equivalent and who have experience using the present tense. The focus is on learning reflexive verbs, subjunctive, past tenses, conversation and expressions while mixing in grammar and vocabulary. There is no textbook for this class.

    However, if you would like an optional reference guide, you can purchase Advanced Spanish STEP-BY-STEP by Barbara Bregstein, published by McGraw-Hill.

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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 10-28-2020 to 11-04-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, M.A., Professor of U.S. History
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Who is the man that inspired the hit Broadway play? Discover how Alexander Hamilton became arguably our most important Founding Father not to serve as President. He became George Washington’s most trusted adviser, built the foundation of our financial system and co-authored the Federalist Papers that helped convince a young, skeptical nation to ratify the... read more
    Who is the man that inspired the hit Broadway play? Discover how Alexander Hamilton became arguably our most important Founding Father not to serve as President. He became George Washington’s most trusted adviser, built the foundation of our financial system and co-authored the Federalist Papers that helped convince a young, skeptical nation to ratify the Constitution. From his humble, illegitimate birth to his tragic death in an infamous duel, we’ll explore his turbulent, remarkable life and how he played such a key role in shaping our nation.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-09-2020 to 12-09-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Frank Newton, PhD
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    A spiritual fervor swept across America in the first half of the 1700s and again in the 1800s. Known as the First and Second “Great Awakenings,” these two explosions of intense religious activity led to the creation and/or spread of many Protestant sects and also had a dramatic impact on American society and culture.  Dr. Frank Newton will explore how... read more
    A spiritual fervor swept across America in the first half of the 1700s and again in the 1800s. Known as the First and Second “Great Awakenings,” these two explosions of intense religious activity led to the creation and/or spread of many Protestant sects and also had a dramatic impact on American society and culture.  Dr. Frank Newton will explore how these movements arose and influenced the American Revolution and Civil War – with consequences we still feel today.
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 11-12-2020 to 11-19-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk, Int'l Award-Winning Author/Historian
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Some political analysts report that a “Cold War 2.0” is already in progress. Understanding the patterns of the last Cold War period may allow us to avoid another one. This two-part lecture will uncover some of the previously undisclosed backstory of the last Cold... read more
    Some political analysts report that a “Cold War 2.0” is already in progress. Understanding the patterns of the last Cold War period may allow us to avoid another one. This two-part lecture will uncover some of the previously undisclosed backstory of the last Cold War.
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 12-01-2020 to 12-15-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 3:30 PM → 4:30 PM
    Instructor: Miriam Caiden
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Our journey down the great rivers of North America takes us through American history as we venture down the mighty Mississippi from Minnesota to Louisiana; along the Rio Grande from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico; and through the Grand Canyon via the great Colorado river, a source of California's water. Along the way will will discuss politics, from the... read more
    Our journey down the great rivers of North America takes us through American history as we venture down the mighty Mississippi from Minnesota to Louisiana; along the Rio Grande from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico; and through the Grand Canyon via the great Colorado river, a source of California's water. Along the way will will discuss politics, from the Civil and Mexican American wars to the present day water wars. December 1: The Mighty Mississippi December 8: The Rio Grande December 15: The Colorado River
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-13-2020 to 11-13-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Laura Owen, Getty Docent
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    A close look at 4 paintings in the Getty Museum Impressionist gallery.  The works will be by the artists  Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir and Cezanne.  The Zoom session will be held in a discussion format, led by Getty docent, Laura... read more
    A close look at 4 paintings in the Getty Museum Impressionist gallery.  The works will be by the artists  Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir and Cezanne.  The Zoom session will be held in a discussion format, led by Getty docent, Laura Owen.
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 10-28-2020 to 11-18-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Fern Helms, Accomplished Ballroom and Line Dance Instructor
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Ladies, enjoy learning the first few steps of many ballroom dances.  The steps will be broken down and then danced... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 12-02-2020 to 12-16-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Fern Helms, Accomplished Ballroom and Line Dance Instructor
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Ladies, enjoy learning the first few steps of many ballroom dances.  The steps will be broken down and then danced... read more
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  • Sessions: 6
    Class Date(s): 10-31-2020 to 12-12-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:15 AM
    Instructor: Gladis Jiménez González
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    This class is for students who have no background in Spanish. We will focus on learning vocabulary, the uses of SER and ESTAR (to be), dates, numbers, and interrogative words. The textbook for this class is Easy Spanish STEP-BY-STEP by Barbara Bregstein, published by McGraw-Hill. The text book for this class is... read more
    This class is for students who have no background in Spanish. We will focus on learning vocabulary, the uses of SER and ESTAR (to be), dates, numbers, and interrogative words. The textbook for this class is Easy Spanish STEP-BY-STEP by Barbara Bregstein, published by McGraw-Hill. The text book for this class is "Easy Spanish STEP - BY - STEP" by Barbara Bregstein. The book is published by McGraw Hill. You are responsible for purchasing the book.
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  • Sessions: 6
    Class Date(s): 10-28-2020 to 12-09-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:15 AM
    Instructor: Gladis Jiménez González
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    This class is for students who have taken a basic Spanish class. We will continue with the present tense using irregular verbs. We will practice grammar, reading, and introduce new vocabulary. The textbook for this class... read more

    This class is for students who have taken a basic Spanish class. We will continue with the present tense using irregular verbs. We will practice grammar, reading, and introduce new vocabulary. The textbook for this class is Easy Spanish STEP-BY-STEP by Barbara Bregstein, published by McGraw-Hill.

    The text book for this class is “Easy Spanish STEP – BY – STEP” by Barbara Bregstein. The book is published by McGraw Hill. You are responsible for purchasing the book.

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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-29-2020 to 10-29-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Philip R. Pryde, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus SDSU, Author, Lecturer
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    For millennia, people have wondered at the mystery of bird migration. Why are they migrating, and how do they know how to get there?  How far can they migrate nonstop? Did you know some birds migrate by walking?  By swimming?  These little world travelers still amaze us in their annual migrations, but today we understand a lot more about... read more
    For millennia, people have wondered at the mystery of bird migration. Why are they migrating, and how do they know how to get there?  How far can they migrate nonstop? Did you know some birds migrate by walking?  By swimming?  These little world travelers still amaze us in their annual migrations, but today we understand a lot more about how they do it (but not everything!). Join us for this fascinating exploration into bird behavior, and be entertained by the marvels of bird migration.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-17-2020 to 11-17-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Peter Bolland, MA, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Southwestern College
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    What happens when you set these two ancient wisdom teachers alongside one another? Let’s find out. By comparing their origin... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-12-2020 to 11-12-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Aniko Makranczy, MFA
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Charles Burchfield (1893 - 1967) was an American watercolor painter and visionary artist, known for his passionate and often fantastic depictions of nature. Landscapes, weather, and towns were his main inspiration.  His work expresses the energy, mood, and emotions of these scenes and environments.  We will explore his painting, sketches, and wallpaper... read more
    Charles Burchfield (1893 - 1967) was an American watercolor painter and visionary artist, known for his passionate and often fantastic depictions of nature. Landscapes, weather, and towns were his main inspiration.  His work expresses the energy, mood, and emotions of these scenes and environments.  We will explore his painting, sketches, and wallpaper designs.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-10-2020 to 12-10-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Larry Solomon, PhD
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Since the 1800’s, scholars have raised the question of whether or not Jesus existed as described in the gospels. Mythicists claim that the story of Jesus is totally a myth and that the theological Jesus was based upon ancient Egyptian, Hebrew and Greek mythology. Although this theory has been discounted by other biblical scholars, it still persists.... read more
    Since the 1800’s, scholars have raised the question of whether or not Jesus existed as described in the gospels. Mythicists claim that the story of Jesus is totally a myth and that the theological Jesus was based upon ancient Egyptian, Hebrew and Greek mythology. Although this theory has been discounted by other biblical scholars, it still persists. Contemporary consensus as well as archeological findings will be examined as we probe this ancient mystery.
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  • Sessions: 6
    Class Date(s): 10-15-2020 to 11-19-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Virginia B. Berger, MA, Certified Professional Coach
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Have you been in denial about aging for long enough?  Are you ready to explore any self-limiting beliefs around growing... read more
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