• 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): 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): 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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): 12-17-2020 to 12-17-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Nina Hegyi, Artist and Instructor
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Take some time this holiday season to let the artist in you out!  Have a fun-filled hour learning how to draw... read more
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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): 10-27-2020 to 12-08-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 2:45 PM
    Instructor: Danisa Mardones, BA
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    This course is for people with a very advanced level of Spanish who wish to deepen and perfect their knowledge of the language. Students will debate in Spanish, accurately and fluently, on a variety of topics. Learning is achieved through the use of group dynamics, in addition to role playing and... read more
    This course is for people with a very advanced level of Spanish who wish to deepen and perfect their knowledge of the language. Students will debate in Spanish, accurately and fluently, on a variety of topics. Learning is achieved through the use of group dynamics, in addition to role playing and representation.
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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 → 2:15 PM
    Instructor: Chef Cyndi Burgunder, Personal Chef for Seniors
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    This year my big trip to cooking school in San Sebastian Spain and follow-on tour of Provence was cancelled.  Let’s... read more
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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 → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Bill Keene
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Come visit the world’s largest museum devoted to the history of glass. From the vibrant colors of Tiffany to the shimmering brilliance of Steuben crystal, explore the highlights of the Corning Museum of Glass. Bill Keene leads a virtual tour into the masterpieces of the collections that span 3500 years of glass making. View stunning examples from ancient... read more
    Come visit the world’s largest museum devoted to the history of glass. From the vibrant colors of Tiffany to the shimmering brilliance of Steuben crystal, explore the highlights of the Corning Museum of Glass. Bill Keene leads a virtual tour into the masterpieces of the collections that span 3500 years of glass making. View stunning examples from ancient Rome, Islamic traditions, the Renaissance, Venice, and later European and American developments.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-03-2020 to 12-03-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Mary Burns, Professor, San Diego Continuing Education
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    We have heard about 5G but what does it mean for us?  During this session, we will learn what 5G is, and how it is being rolled out to the public.  We will discover some of the benefits, and some of the risks. And we will look at some of the rumors about 5G.  Don't miss this chance to discover this new technology! Cox Communications has teamed up... read more
    We have heard about 5G but what does it mean for us?  During this session, we will learn what 5G is, and how it is being rolled out to the public.  We will discover some of the benefits, and some of the risks. And we will look at some of the rumors about 5G.  Don't miss this chance to discover this new technology! Cox Communications has teamed up with San Diego Oasis to provide free online classes for seniors in an effort to ensure that technology training is available to everyone who wants it.  Cox and Oasis strongly believe now more than ever that seniors need to be connected, engaged and involved in the world.  Cox is providing these classes as a service to all members of San Diego Oasis.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-10-2020 to 12-10-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Mary Burns, Professor, San Diego Continuing Education
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    We have stuff, but where should we put it?  If you want to have it there whenever you want it, you should consider putting it on the cloud.  You have options on which service to use, and to what extent you want to use it.  Lots of useful information to keep you organized and to preserve and share those precious files and... read more
    We have stuff, but where should we put it?  If you want to have it there whenever you want it, you should consider putting it on the cloud.  You have options on which service to use, and to what extent you want to use it.  Lots of useful information to keep you organized and to preserve and share those precious files and photos. Cox Communications has teamed up with San Diego Oasis to provide free online classes for seniors in an effort to ensure that technology training is available to everyone who wants it.  Cox and Oasis strongly believe now more than ever that seniors need to be connected, engaged and involved in the world.  Cox is providing these classes as a service to all members of San Diego Oasis.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-14-2020 to 12-14-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Assoc. Prof. Debby Golden, Author and Lecturer
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    This hands-on class will show you what the social media apps (NextDoor, Pinterest, Snapchat, and even TikTok) are, how you use them, and why you might want to use them. Remember to have your phone charged up, ready to go, and all the passwords you might need. See you... read more
    This hands-on class will show you what the social media apps (NextDoor, Pinterest, Snapchat, and even TikTok) are, how you use them, and why you might want to use them. Remember to have your phone charged up, ready to go, and all the passwords you might need. See you online!
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-02-2020 to 12-02-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Barbara Smith, MA, Community College Instructor
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Hubs, Bluetooth, Alexa, card readers … it’s Greek to me! Let’s unravel the mysteries of cutting edge technology: smart home devices including cameras and doorbells, smart watches with health and fitness tools, tracking devices so you’ll never lose your keys again, and other helpful devices. You don’t have to be a techno wizard to understand and be... read more
    Hubs, Bluetooth, Alexa, card readers … it’s Greek to me! Let’s unravel the mysteries of cutting edge technology: smart home devices including cameras and doorbells, smart watches with health and fitness tools, tracking devices so you’ll never lose your keys again, and other helpful devices. You don’t have to be a techno wizard to understand and be able to use the latest gadgets and gizmos. Cox Communications has teamed up with San Diego Oasis to provide free online classes for seniors in an effort to ensure that technology training is available to everyone who wants it.  Cox and Oasis strongly believe now more than ever that seniors need to be connected, engaged and involved in the world.  Cox is providing these classes as a service to all members of San Diego Oasis.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2020 to 12-15-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Gini Pedersen, M.A. Education Technology, Community College Instructor
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    PowerPoint is a fun, versatile program that incorporates pictures and text to relay a message or tell a story. It can be used to create personal and professional shows, for example: parties (birthday, retirement, etc.), vacation pictures, presentation to members of your church, club and more. In this lecture-based workshop, you will learn all the basic... read more
    PowerPoint is a fun, versatile program that incorporates pictures and text to relay a message or tell a story. It can be used to create personal and professional shows, for example: parties (birthday, retirement, etc.), vacation pictures, presentation to members of your church, club and more. In this lecture-based workshop, you will learn all the basic tools to use at home. You will also receive a helpful handout with easy-to-follow instructions.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-01-2020 to 12-01-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Gini Pedersen, M.A. Education Technology, Community College Instructor
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    In this Beginning Word session you will learn how to create, save, revise, and print documents, open prior documents, modify... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2020 to 12-08-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Gini Pedersen, M.A. Education Technology, Community College Instructor
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Prerequisite: Beginning Word class offered on Tuesday, Dec. 1 — or equivalent training/experience. In this Intermediate Word session you will... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-09-2020 to 12-09-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Jennifer Lee
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (FPCIW) is offering a community-based workshop that will discuss the value and benefits of “Voice First” technologies in supporting independence and wellness. This workshop will introduce Voice First technologies and lead the discussion on how this technology  can be impactful for older adults and... read more
    The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (FPCIW) is offering a community-based workshop that will discuss the value and benefits of “Voice First” technologies in supporting independence and wellness. This workshop will introduce Voice First technologies and lead the discussion on how this technology  can be impactful for older adults and will include demonstrations of devices such as the Amazon Alexa or the Google Home. Cox Communications has teamed up with San Diego Oasis to provide free online classes for seniors in an effort to ensure that technology training is available to everyone who wants it.  Cox and Oasis strongly believe now more than ever that seniors need to be connected, engaged and involved in the world.  Cox is providing these classes as a service to all members of San Diego Oasis.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-18-2020 to 12-18-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Rick LeVine, Attorney
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Course

    Facilitator Rick LeVine will cover topics based on what's in the news (elections, court cases, law reform, tax cuts, foreign affairs, etc.). Each monthly meeting includes lecture, dialogue, questions, and answers. Rick LeVine is an attorney and a former newscaster. Participants appreciate his wealth of knowledge and ability to present the news without... read more
    Facilitator Rick LeVine will cover topics based on what's in the news (elections, court cases, law reform, tax cuts, foreign affairs, etc.). Each monthly meeting includes lecture, dialogue, questions, and answers. Rick LeVine is an attorney and a former newscaster. Participants appreciate his wealth of knowledge and ability to present the news without bias.
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