• Sessions: 5
    Class Date(s): 02-18-2021 to 03-18-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM → 03:00 PM
    Instructor: Sandra Philips, retired educator, Liverpool Central School District, and professional artist
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: This course will be taught online.
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    The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world across a... read more
    The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. (For more information about the art form visit Zentangle.com)
  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 01-19-2021 to 04-20-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesdays
    Time: 03:00 PM → 06:00 PM
    Instructor: Judith Huober, director of Syracuse Jewish Family Service at Menorah Park, clinical mental health counselor
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: This course will be taught online.
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    Like movies? Interested in aging and how society looks at it? Got some questions and quandaries of your own about aging that you’d like fresh insight on? Join this ongoing series to view and discuss films that raise some useful and interesting issues and even some critiques on the usual portrayals of aging. This trimester explore what wisdom some... read more
    Like movies? Interested in aging and how society looks at it? Got some questions and quandaries of your own about aging that you’d like fresh insight on? Join this ongoing series to view and discuss films that raise some useful and interesting issues and even some critiques on the usual portrayals of aging. This trimester explore what wisdom some “Golden Oldies” films still have to offer, and how they reveal our society’s changing ideas and attitudes. January 19: Ikuru February 16: Tokyo Story March 16: Wild Strawberries April 20: Harold and Maude
  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 01-19-2021 to 04-13-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesdays
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Wendy Davenport, MA British and American Literature, high school and college English teacher, and Oasis leadership team member
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: This course will be taught online.
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    Join our Oasis book group! This ongoing group meets monthly. Share and discuss your opinions with others. Books should be read prior to the meeting date. Books selected for this trimester are January 19 American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins February 16: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen March 16: The Vanishing Half by Brit... read more
    Join our Oasis book group! This ongoing group meets monthly. Share and discuss your opinions with others. Books should be read prior to the meeting date. Books selected for this trimester are January 19 American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins February 16: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen March 16: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett April 13: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See Note: Class meets 1/19, 2/16, 3/16 & 4/13. Bring suggestions for next trimester's titles to the first meeting. ​
  • Sessions: 5
    Class Date(s): 03-11-2021 to 04-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursdays
    Time: 01:00 PM → 02:30 PM
    Instructor: Kaye Lindauer, MS, MLS, MDIV, former instructor, Syracuse University, workshop leader, Special Studies faculty, Chautauqua Institution
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: This course will be taught online.

    Many of Dickinson’s poems will be discussed with commentary on both the poems themselves and also the subjects and ideas they express. Who were the people who most influenced her? Remarks based on Jungian psychology will add additional approaches to reflecting on her writings. Dickinson was a "Jungian" before Jung. Note: Please have available a copy of... read more
    Many of Dickinson’s poems will be discussed with commentary on both the poems themselves and also the subjects and ideas they express. Who were the people who most influenced her? Remarks based on Jungian psychology will add additional approaches to reflecting on her writings. Dickinson was a "Jungian" before Jung. Note: Please have available a copy of The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson edited by either Johnson or Franklin.
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  • Sessions: 5
    Class Date(s): 03-01-2021 to 03-29-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 02:00 PM → 03:00 PM
    Instructor: Wendy Davenport, MA British and American Literature, high school and college English teacher, and Oasis leadership team member
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: This course will be taught online.
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    A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and journalist, Hersey is credited with “New Journalism,” fusing storytelling devices with non-fiction reportage. Born in China to missionary parents, he came to the United States when he was ten. A Yale University graduate, he served as a foreign correspondent for Time and Life magazines. Known for masterpieces such as... read more
    A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and journalist, Hersey is credited with “New Journalism,” fusing storytelling devices with non-fiction reportage. Born in China to missionary parents, he came to the United States when he was ten. A Yale University graduate, he served as a foreign correspondent for Time and Life magazines. Known for masterpieces such as Hiroshima and A Bell for Adano, Hersey often wrote about the horrors of war from a very human perspective. His writings later encompassed a wide variety of subjects, including the Warsaw ghetto, fishing, and an updated version of the Faust legend. His many works include The Marmot Drive, Too Far to Walk, Under the Eye of the Storm, The Conspiracy, and The Walnut Door, as well as short stories. With informal lectures and class discussions, we will examine five novels (in order of publication): A Bell for Adano, Hiroshima, The Child Buyer, A Single Pebble, and Antonietta. (While the public library has copies, they can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Thrifttbooks or Abebooks.com.) Note: Please read A Bell For Adano for the first class.
  • Sessions: 6
    Class Date(s): 03-02-2021 to 04-06-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesdays
    Time: 10:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Linda Lowen, freelance writer, Downtown Writers Center writing instructor and Publishers Weekly book reviewer
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: This course will be taught online.
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    The impulse to write is often triggered by the desire to shine light into a dark place. While writing cannot/should not take the place of therapy, it can help us address the hard stuff of our past. We'll create a supportive, non-judgmental space in which to write, release and let go. Expect weekly writing assignments and a chance to read your work in... read more
    The impulse to write is often triggered by the desire to shine light into a dark place. While writing cannot/should not take the place of therapy, it can help us address the hard stuff of our past. We'll create a supportive, non-judgmental space in which to write, release and let go. Expect weekly writing assignments and a chance to read your work in class.


     
  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 02-22-2021 to 03-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Mondays
    Time: 01:00 PM → 03:00 PM
    Instructor: Lisa McCall, certified reiki practitioner, certified angel card reader, and trained certified spiritual intuitive
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: This course will be taught online.
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    In this class we will be learning not only basics but some deeper levels of meditation through advanced techniques. Discover the insight, clarity and lasting peace that comes from practicing these deep meditative states. We will learn ways to open our hearts to love and divine guidance and experience and practice healing using healing energy with other... read more
    In this class we will be learning not only basics but some deeper levels of meditation through advanced techniques. Discover the insight, clarity and lasting peace that comes from practicing these deep meditative states. We will learn ways to open our hearts to love and divine guidance and experience and practice healing using healing energy with other people. Feel the joy and satisfaction of being an instrument as well as a receiver of spiritual insight and healing. This class requires only a notebook, a pen, love, compassion and kindness.
  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 03-15-2021 to 03-29-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Mondays
    Time: 01:00 PM → 03:00 PM
    Instructor: Lisa McCall, certified reiki practitioner, certified angel card reader, and trained certified spiritual intuitive
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: This course will be taught online.

    This class will highlight many of the subjects Lisa has previously taught for Oasis including: Angel Therapy, Mediumship, Talking to Heaven and Journey of Our Souls. We will discuss everything from signs and symbols we receive from Heaven to what it is like to live on the other side. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and gain insight that will... read more
    This class will highlight many of the subjects Lisa has previously taught for Oasis including: Angel Therapy, Mediumship, Talking to Heaven and Journey of Our Souls. We will discuss everything from signs and symbols we receive from Heaven to what it is like to live on the other side. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and gain insight that will help you navigate through this life in a more meaningful way.
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  • Sessions: 6
    Class Date(s): 02-22-2021 to 03-29-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Mondays
    Time: 10:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Richard Pilgrim, PhD, professor emeritus religious studies Syracuse University
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: This course will be taught online.
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    This course will introduce students to the nature of religion itself and its study in academic contexts, and then to several of the world’s religions, such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and others. In doing so we will stress foundational texts, practices, beliefs and sacred stories; we will also attend to major historical... read more
    This course will introduce students to the nature of religion itself and its study in academic contexts, and then to several of the world’s religions, such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and others. In doing so we will stress foundational texts, practices, beliefs and sacred stories; we will also attend to major historical developments, but will not be ‘surveying' any religion’s whole history.
  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 02-23-2021 to 03-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesdays
    Time: 01:00 PM → 02:30 PM
    Instructor: David E. Pasinski, M.Div., MA Theology, St. Bonaventure, MA Marriage and Family Therapy, MA Public Administration, Syracuse University
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: This course will be taught online.
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    This recent encyclical, “To All Brothers and Sisters,” and subtitled “On Fraternity and Social Friendship,” presents a unique vision and challenge to think about the world differently based upon a greater sense of sisterhood and brotherhood. It is a complementary encyclical to “Laudato Si” as it addresses political and sociological realities and... read more
    This recent encyclical, “To All Brothers and Sisters,” and subtitled “On Fraternity and Social Friendship,” presents a unique vision and challenge to think about the world differently based upon a greater sense of sisterhood and brotherhood. It is a complementary encyclical to “Laudato Si” as it addresses political and sociological realities and was written as the pandemic was shaking the world order. It is not only a religious document, however, but an analysis from a uniquely international perspective that can help change our outlook and see our commitment to a more expansive world view. It is not necessary to buy a copy as PowerPoint slides will be used for summary in the discussions.
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