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  1. 1. Portland OASIS Catalog January–April 2010 www.oasisnet.org/portland Inspiring opportunities for adults age 50 plus to learn, grow and connect
  2. 2. From the Director Table of Contents Once again, the staff and volunteers Welcome/General Information..................................3 at OASIS proudly begin sharing our National OASIS News ..............................................4 new year of exciting offerings for Classes: 2010. Members tell me that they Health & Wellness .................................................5 love to receive each new catalog Physical Activity ....................................................8 Humanities .............................................................9 and spend hours pouring through Arts ......................................................................13 the classes, deciding what to take Computers & Technology ....................................18 at OASIS that term. We know you are voting for your Day Tours .............................................................24 favorite each time you select a class. This feedback helps Travel Information ...............................................24 us plan for the future. Thank you if you were one of those Vancouver Classes................................................25 who recently participated in our national survey asking Class Locations .......................................................17 members about what they liked at OASIS. Of course, Friends of OASIS....................................................25 this is only one way to let us know how we are doing. Intergenerational Programs .....................................26 Our doors are always open for you to tell us what you New Participant Form .............................................27 think. Another way to give feedback and influence what Registration Procedures & MyOASIS ....................28 happens at OASIS is to volunteer in the office or on the Registration Form ...................................................29 Programming or Publicity Committees. Whatever your Calendars.................................................................30 preference, remember that your input is important to us Index .......................................................................34 and we aim to please. OASIS Directions ...................................................35 At this time of year, we can assess our value by the growing participation in the annual Friends of OASIS Special Opportunities donation program. Each holiday season and early into We start the year 2010 off by offering three exceptional the next year, we invite members to become “Friends of opportunities: OASIS” by making a minimum donation of $50. We set a high goal for ourselves this year, and it is not too late · Debunking CSI Myths (page 9) is part of a CSI series. to make a contribution now or to make plans to leave · View the WWII documentary The Forgotten Eagles, a bequest to OASIS in your estate plan. I am happy to followed by a Q&A session with the technical advisor, provide information to members that have questions about local Historian and Journalist Sig Unander (Class 324 on any of these ways to help. page 11). · What do you do with all those old photos stuffed in For today, please enjoy reading this issue of the OASIS boxes? Preserve your own family’s history forever in catalog. Plan your schedule. And, above all – let OASIS vibrant detail by creating your own digital slideshow. help provide meaningful opportunities for you to grow, (Class 400 on page 13. ) learn and try new things in 2010! As Spring approaches in April, we’ll help you get pre- pared for hiking and experiencing the incredible natural Yours, beauty of Oregon. Learn about map and compass reading, find out about the best gear for keeping safe and comfort- able on the trail and be inspired by photographs, informa- Robin Costic tion and anecdotes from one of Oregon’s most experi- OASIS Director enced hikers, author William Sullivan (all on page 10). And last but not least, check out our Vancouver offerings on page 25.
  3. 3. Welcome to OASIS Our Mission Volunteer Opportunities The mission of OASIS is to enrich the lives of mature adults Volunteers are the key to the success of OASIS. by engaging them in lifelong learning and service programs Opportunities include tutors, office staff, speaker’s bureau, so they can learn, lead and contribute in their communities. program and publicity committees, computer volunteers, instructors and more. Please call the office for referral to the Contact Us appropriate person for an interview, (503) 241-3059. OASIS Education Center c/o Macy’s Registration 621 SW 5th Ave You can register in person, by mail or online! Please see our Portland, OR 97204 registration procedures on page 28. Telephone: (503) 241-3059 Fees Fax: (503) 241-3068 There is no charge to join OASIS. Modest fees are charged Intergenerational Tutoring Line: (503) 413-3636 for most classes. A $7 processing fee per term is necessary Visit us on the web at: www.oasisnet.org/portland to register for classes. All fees are due at registration. OASIS Staff Fee Assistance Robin Costic, OASIS Director OASIS is able to offer partial fee reduction for many classes. rcostic@LHS.org We regret that we cannot offer this benefit for catered or (503) 276-9702 voicemail ticketed events, class materials or the $7 registration pro- Jane Griffen, Program Coordinator cessing fee. No more than one scholarship class can be jgriffen@LHS.org obtained per person for each trimester. Interested members (503) 276-9703 voicemail should visit the OASIS Center to pick up a scholarship ap- Vivian Foster, Intergenerational Program Strategist plication or speak with a staff member for more information. vifoster@LHS.org (503) 413-3636 voicemail Class Cancellations Dalina Young, OASIS Specialist Program fees are non-refundable. A credit is offered when dyoung@LHS.org OASIS cancels the program, you have a documented medi- (503) 276-9701 voicemail cal reason or jury duty, or you give us email or phone notice of cancellation two weeks prior to the first session of the Joining OASIS class. The $7 processing fee is non-refundable in any case. You can join OASIS by completing and mailing in the New Participant Information Form on page 27. You can also join Disclaimer Notice in person at the OASIS Center or online at www.oasisnet. The opinions expressed by the class speakers are their own org. There is no membership fee. OASIS is open to all and do not necessarily reflect the views of OASIS or any of people 50 years of age and older regardless of income, sex, its sponsoring organizations. race, religion or background. Cell Phones Hours Please remember to switch your cell phone to a silent mode, The OASIS Center is open Monday – Friday, 10 am to 3 pm, or turn off during OASIS activities in respect for other on the 4th floor of Macy’s in downtown Portland. The tele- members’ comfort. We ask members to refrain from making phone is answered until 4 p.m. OASIS will reopen for the phone calls at OASIS. If you receive a call, please leave the trimester beginning in January on Monday, January 4, 2010. classroom for your conversation. Sponsors Closings due to Weather OASIS is a non-profit organization nationally sponsored by When inclement weather closes or delays public school the Macy’s Foundation. Local sponsors are Legacy Health opening, OASIS follows the closures announced by Portland System and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. Public Schools. Unfortunately, it may not be possible for Portland OASIS is affiliated with the OASIS Institute, the us to telephone these cancellations to all registrants. Please national OASIS headquarters in St. Louis. note the media announcements for school closures when you have concern about whether to attend your OASIS class. www.oasisnet.org
  4. 4. National OASIS News Wonter-Spring 2010 www.oasisnet.org We asked, you answered. We’re still listening. The recent Participant Survey shows we’re on Range and Quality of Classes track, and we’re getting good ideas for improving our programs and services. Quality of Classes Range of Classes Last September, 12,000 OASIS participants received Poor surveys asking for their opinions about our programs Fair and how OASIS has impacted their lives. We are still receiving surveys but want to share some early results. Good Overall, satisfaction with our classes and volunteer Very Good opportunities is strong, based on the 4,002 surveys we Excellent have so far: 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% % rating this as good, very good or excellent Range and Quality of Range of classes 92% Volunteer Opportunities Quality of classes 95% Quality of Opportunities Range of Opportunities Range of volunteer opportunities 92% Poor Quality of volunteer opportunities 94% Fair Many of those responding offered comments, like Good “It keeps me active, exercises my mind,” and Very Good “OASIS is one of the high points of my life.” Excellent And there are plenty of interesting suggestions: 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% Some evening classes would be great. How many people in this day are retired at 50? We’d like to hear from you too! I would enjoy more social activities such as There is much more good input to be mined from lunches in a new restaurant, a bus tour of the the surveys, and we want to share it and invite your wine region, wine tastings and theater. continued input. To see more results – and offer your Some classes could be longer, for example, suggestions – please visit us online at: genealogy. www.oasisnet.org/feedback Offer more foreign language classes such as Italian – not only French or Spanish. We are grateful to everyone who took the time to respond! Increase our knowledge of our legal rights. www.oasisnet.org
  5. 5. Health Wellness A, B, C’s D of Health Effects of Global Warming 118 Medicare 100, 102, 10, 106, 108 Catherine Thomasson, M.D. Gloria Vanderzanden or Ian Dossett, Regence BlueCross Catherine Thomasson from Physicians BlueShield of Oregon for Social Responsibility will discuss the Is your 65th Birthday rapidly approaching? Are you over- different aspects of climate change that whelmed with Medicare terminology and all the choices for can have profound effects on health: air healthcare coverage? Join a Medicare expert from Regence pollution; ocean changes; water quality; BlueCross BlueShield and be guided through the confus- and our food. She’ll also focus discussion ing maze of Medicare product choices. Make your life on solutions and what we can do to advocate for halting and easier and learn the in’s and out’s of choosing what health- reversing the effects. care coverage fits your needs the best. Regence BlueCross Tuesday, 1/12 1:30 - 3:00 BlueShield of Oregon is a sponsor of OASIS. Fee: $5 OASIS Large Classroom 100 Tuesday, 1/5 1:00 - 2:30 Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Rm: 1075 102 Tuesday, 2/9 1:00 - 2:30 OASIS Foot Clinic 120, 122, 12, 126 Legacy Good Sam Med. Bldg. II, Auditorium Registered Nurse 104 Tuesday, 4/6 5:00 - 6:30 OASIS hosts the popular Foot Clinic the third Monday of Legacy Good Sam Medical Bldg II, Rm. NS each month in the Large Classroom. Please call our office 106 Tuesday, 3/9 1:00 - 2:30 at 503-241-3059 to schedule your 30-minute appointment Legacy Mt. Hood Med Center, Columbia Rm. that includes foot soaking, cleaning, nail trimming, buffing 108 Wednesday, 1/20 1:00 - 2:30 of corns and calluses and massage. Proper foot care and nail Legacy Meridian Park, CHEC 107 trimming helps to prevent infection and disease, which is FREE especially important for individuals with diabetes or poor circulation. A registered nurse is available for assessment of Brain Gain Fitness: A Series current and potential foot problems. The cost is $33 for one to Improve your Mind 110, 112, 11, 116 session, and needs to be paid at the time of service. Checks Robin Costic are payable to provider at time of service. Prepare for the weekend by engaging your thinking cap in 120 Monday, 1/18 10:30 - 5:00 a series of fun and stimulating brain teasing activities. Try 122 Monday, 2/15 10:30 - 5:00 the Wii as well as documented games that enable men- 124 Monday, 3/15 10:30 - 5:00 tal improvement and learn why these activities can help 126 Monday, 4/19 10:30 - 5:00 memory and mental abilities. Enjoy healthy refreshments Fee: $33 payable to provider at time of service* and lively companionship while working together on Brain OASIS Large Classroom Gain Fitness. *Note a $7 processing fee per term also applies (payable 110 Fridays, 1/15 - 1/29 2:00 - 4:00 to OASIS). 112 Fridays, 2/12 - 2/26 2:00 - 4:00 114 Friday, 3/12 - 3/26 2:00 - 4:00 116 Friday, 4/9 - 4/23 2:00 - 4:00 Breath Awareness and Meditation 10 Fee: $25 3 sessions OASIS Large Classroom Rebecca Perry We will explore simple exercises to increase awareness of our breathing and be able to influence it and take advantage of it to increase health of both body and mind. Participants will learn practical techniques for energizing the body, calm- ing the mind, and being able to experience a sense of inner peace. We will also begin to explore the art of meditation through guided visualization. Wednesdays, 1/27 - 3/3 10:30 - 11:30 Fee: $45 6 sessions OASIS Large Classroom Winter/Spring 2010
  6. 6. Check out these free classes offered at Legacy Health sites Call Legacy Referral at (0) -00 to Register Anti-Aging Lifestyle Love Your Heart: Know Your Risks, We’re all getting older, but who says you have to look or Know Your Numbers! feel it? You can prevent and even reverse many health condi- Legacy Good Samaritan Cardiac Wellness Program invites tions commonly associated with aging – from wrinkles to you to join Dr. Shawn Patrick, Cardiologist, and Registered diabetes and heart disease – by making the right diet and Dietitian Laura Joyce, RD, MS, for an informative afternoon exercise choices. Join us for a morning dedicated to achiev- focusing on heart health. Find out what puts you at risk for ing your peak health. heart disease and what action you can take to reduce your The Anti-Aging Diet – Learn about the “super foods” that risk, including practical nutrition advice and tips for making fight disease, what foods may contribute to faster aging, heart healthy choices. Learn about “metabolic syndrome” what we can learn from long-lived populations, and simple and how this affects your risk for heart disease. A screen- menu makeovers. ing for metabolic syndrome, which includes blood pressure, Fit at Any Age – Learn how our bodies change with age, waist-hip circumference, diabetes A1C test, and a personal how exercise counteracts many effects of aging, and how to consultation with a cardiac nurse to discuss results, will fol- improve and maintain your fitness level. low lecture. Screening appointments are limited. Please re- Saturday, 1/23 9:00 - 12:00 quest a screening appointment when registering for lecture. Check-in and interactive wellness fair: 9 - 10 am Tuesday, 2/16 2:00 - 4:30 Health Presentations: 10 am - Noon Lecture 2:00 – 3:15 Free Legacy Meridian Park CHEC Building Screening 3:15-4:30 Preregistration required by calling 503-335-3500. Free Good Sam Med Bldg #2, Auditorium Preregistration is required for both lecture and screening by calling 503-335-3500. Free Glaucoma Screenings In Honor of Glaucoma Awareness Month Legacy Good Samaritan Devers To sign-up for a screening Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Eye Institute invites you to a free please call 503-335-3500 (OR) Portland, Friday, January 22 visual field screening for glaucoma or 360-487-3500 (WA). Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center during the month of January. The All screenings are held from Portland, Friday, January 29 screening is painless and takes 10am to 2pm only a few minutes. Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center www.legacyhealth.org/devers Tualatin, Friday, January 15 Vision loss from glaucoma is permanent and irreversible. See listing in Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center High-risk groups include African- this catalog for Gresham, Wednesday, January 27 free OASIS Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and lecture “The Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Asians; people with diabetes; and Aging Eye” Vancouver, Wednesday, January 20 those over 60 years of age. 6 www.oasisnet.org
  7. 7. Health Wellness The Aging Eye 12 Dr. Emily Jones OASIS Annual Event Meet Emily Jones, M.D. with Legacy Devers Eye Institute who will discuss the most common eye diseases related to Memory Lecture 10 age. Learn about macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, Join us at this annual OASIS event to discover the latest and why our vision changes. Find out the latest medical research findings about what’s normal and what’s not procedures and how they can help to improve your vision. and what you can do to preserve your memory, improve Also stop by the Good Samaritan Hospital lobby for a free brain health, and promote healthy aging. Details on glaucoma screening from 10 am-2 pm. speakers to follow. Friday, 1/29 10:00 - 11:00 Saturday, 4/24 9:30 - 11:30 Free Good Sam Med Bldg #2 Fee: $12 Good Sam Med Bldg #2, Room: NS Auditorium Brain Fitness: Multiple Intelligences 16 Vivian Foster, OASIS Intergenerational Strategist Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging 12 Discover the Theory of Multiple Maye Thompson, RN, PhD Intelligences, famously identified Emerging evidence suggests that toxic environmental expo- by Harvard researcher Dr. Howard sures, in combination with lifestyle choices, are significant Gardner. Gain understanding in contributing factors in many of the chronic degenerative how you can “tone up” your brain diseases of aging, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, in uniquely personalized ways. cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Physicians for Social Through hands-on activities, this Responsibility will summarize the evidence uncovered so far class will explore his eight separate and give suggestions for reducing your exposure and build- intelligences, then evaluate indi- ing resilience against environmental threats. vidual learning strengths (using the Friday, 3/19 1:30 - 2:30 Birmingham grid for learning) and uncover our dominant Fee: $7 Cornell Estates ones. Next we’ll explore possible ways to invigorate those areas of intelligence that are less dominant. Memory Dynamics 1 Thursdays, 3/4 - 3/11 12:30 - 2:00 Patty Brost Fee: $15 2 sessions OASIS Conference Rm Explore new techniques to boost your confidence and im- prove your ability to remember. Discover OASIS Education Sleep and Aging 18 Center’s national curriculum to learn the basics about Joshua Ramseyer, MD memory. The sleep process evolves across the human lifespan. Learn Wednesdays, 3/24 - 3/31 10:00 - 12:00 from the perspective of a neurologist, who specializes in Free 2 sessions Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Ctr., sleep disorders, why sleep changes as we age. Discuss what Columbia Rm. you can do to improve your sleep and when you should be seen by a sleep specialist. Thursday, 3/4 10:30 - 11:30 Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom OASIS Walkers Gain Control of your Bladder and Your Life 10 Claudia Richardson, Legacy Physical Therapist Gather every Wednesday in the OASIS Is your bladder in control of you or are you in control of Lounge at 10 am before leaving for a your bladder? Learn about exercises and behavior modifica- tion to strengthen the pelvic floor and how to stay in control downtown or nature stroll. of bothersome bladder habits. New walkers are always welcome. Wednesday, 3/10 10:30 - 11:30 Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom No fee. Winter/Spring 2010
  8. 8. Health Wellness / Physical Activity Vitamin and Mineral Supplements? Gentle Aerobics 200, 202, 20, 206, 208, 210 A Challenge for Older Adults 16 Brooke Claridge Jules Elias, PhD A comprehensive fitness class using chair and standing ex- Dietary supplements are routinely consumed by a large ercises designed to improve the physical and mental health segment of older adults, a population particularly vulnerable of every participant. Whether you’re fit or sedentary, Gentle to deficiencies of calcium and vitamins D and B12. The per- Aerobics will improve your coordination, cardiovascular en- ception that these nutritional supplements will help prevent durance, strength, body composition, flexibility and balance. the chronic diseases of aging has not been unequivocally 200 Mondays, 1/4 - 2/8 12:00 - 1:15 proven. Moreover, the use of multiple medications, herbs or Fee: $50 6 sessions OASIS Large Classroom nutritional supplements can lead to adverse consequences, 202 Mondays, 2/15 - 3/22 12:00 - 1:15 particularly in the elderly. Reading labels to determine dos- Fee: $50 6 sessions OASIS Large Classroom age and knowledge of the interaction of these supplements 204 Mondays, 3/29 - 4/26 12:00 - 1:15 with commonly used drugs is critical to avoiding health Fee: $42 5 sessions OASIS Large Classroom issues and getting any purported beneficial effects. Join Jules 206 Fridays, 1/8 - 2/12 12:00 - 1:15 Elias, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Health Sciences at Fee: $50 6 sessions OASIS Large Classroom SUNY for these informative sessions. 208 Fridays, 2/19 - 3/26 12:00 - 1:15 Thursdays, 4/1 - 4/8 10:30 - 12:00 Fee: $50 6 sessions OASIS Large Classroom Fee: $15 2 sessions OASIS Large Classroom 210 Fridays, 4/2 - 4/30 12:00 - 1:15 Fee: $42 5 sessions OASIS Large Classroom Food Safety Issues 18 Swing Into Fitness 212, 21, 216, 218 Rick North, Project Director Ben Pubols, Arnie Leppert, Dixie Zee Join Rick North of Oregon Physicians for Social Listen to classic jazz recordings while doing exercises Responsibility to get the facts on important current food designed to promote strength, balance and flexibility. You production practices affecting food safety. Learn what con- can set your own pace and level of effort and toe tapping and sumers can do to protect themselves. These three sessions, finger snapping are encouraged. You’re also welcome to join respectively, will focus on health concerns related to (1) your classmates for coffee and conversation after class. bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST), (2) genetically 212 Mondays, 1/11 - 2/15 10:00 - 11:00 engineered food, and (3) US Meat Production. 214 Wednesdays, 1/13 - 2/17 10:00 - 11:00 Wednesdays, 4/7 - 4/21 1:30 - 2:30 216 Mondays, 3/1 - 4/5 10:00 - 11:00 Fee: $15 3 sessions OASIS Large Classroom 218 Wednesdays, 3/3 - 4/7 10:00 - 11:00 Attend individual sessions for $7 each Fee: $25 6 sessions Legacy GS Fitness Center Physical activity Gentle Yoga for Healthy Living 220, 222, 22, 226 Tap Dancing 22-22 Rebecca Perry Judy Tibbles, Dance Instructor This class is designed for senior bodies, combining gentle It’s never too late! Learn the basic tap patterns while exercis- movements with breath. Perfect for beginners as well as ing memory, improving balance, meeting new friends, and people with limitations or recovering from injury, Gentle enjoying a variety of music. No prior experience necessary, Yoga focuses on flexibility in the shoulders, neck and hips. just a desire to move and create sounds with your feet. Tap The postures balance and open the body according to each shoes not required. individual’s own organic process. You will gain balance, Fee: $40 5 sessions Hollywood Dance concentration, energy, grace, flexibility and strength. 232 Tuesdays, 1/5 - 2/2 1:00 - 2:00 220 Fridays, 1/15 - 2/5 10:30 - 11:30 234 Fridays, 1/8 - 2/5 1:00 - 2:00 222 Fridays, 2/12 - 3/5 10:30 - 11:30 236 Tuesdays, 2/9 - 3/9 1:00 - 2:00 224 Fridays, 3/12 - 4/2 10:30 - 11:30 238 Fridays, 2/12 - 3/12 1:00 - 2:00 226 Fridays, 4/9 - 4/30 10:30 - 11:30 240 Tuesdays, 3/3 - 4/27 1:00 - 2:00 Fee: $30 4 sessions OASIS Large Classroom 242 Fridays, 4/2 - 4/30 1:00 - 2:00 8 www.oasisnet.org
  9. 9. Physical Activity / Humanities Gentle Pilates 228 Rebecca Perry Forensic Science and Pilates is very safe to perform, making it a great exercise choice for seniors. It can be adjusted to fit each individual’s the CSI Phenomenon needs and interests. One of the main goals of doing Pilates is to build a healthy, supple and strong spine. Pilates also Debunking CSI Myths 10 builds long lean muscles without building bulk, makes the Kori Barnum, Forensic Scientist body less prone to injury, and it has always had a strong The top ten myths about forensic science will be revealed physical rehabilitation component. Pilates will help to in this presentation, as perpetuated by popular TV shows. relieve stress, tension, neck, back and joint pain, help to im- A forensic expert will contrast each myth with the reality prove one’s mental outlook, provide a stronger core, overall of forensics as seen through the eyes and work of Oregon State Police Forensic Scientists. The structure of a forensic strength, energy level, mobility, stamina, body awareness, laboratory will be introduced, including the different sci- range of motion, postural alignment, coordination, and ences employed and the diverse applications of technol- balance. ogy, using real-world casework examples. Wednesdays, 1/27 - 3/3 11:45 - 12:45 Friday, 1/8 2:00 - 3:30 Fee: $45 6 sessions OASIS Large Classroom Fee: $10 OASIS Large Classroom Tai Chi 20 Cold Case Homicide Unit 12 Diane Harris, Certified Tai Chi Instructor Cold Case Homicide Unit This gentle, safe activity program exercises muscles and The Cold Case Homicide Unit reviews and prioritizes joints, as well as focuses the mind. We will be using move- more than 280 unsolved Homicide cases dating back to ments from Tai Chi for Arthritis as well as Tai Chi: Moving the 1970s. In addition to five investigators assigned to for Better Balance. Both programs were developed by physi- the detail, several retired law enforcement professionals cians for participants who have concerns about mobility volunteer one day a week to work on Portland cold cases or balance. This program can help improve coordination, and help ease the workload for the Police Bureau’s detec- strength, flexibility, and balance – and it’s very relaxing. tives. The men, who range in age from their mid-fifties to Mondays, 2/1 - 3/8 1:30 - 2:30 late seventies, bring years of experience, plus plenty of good natured humor, to their volunteer roles. Join us to Fee: $40 6 sessions OASIS Large Classroom learn about this unique aspect of the Community Policing humanities strategy. Tuesday, 1/19 10:30 - 12:00 Videos Discussion: Individuals and Groups Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Who are Making a Difference 00, 02, 0 Joseph Miller, PhD Life of a Death Investigator 1 Join us to view, discuss and be inspired by videos of indi- Jeff Mayer, Deputy Medical Examiner viduals and groups whose achievements on behalf of others What is the day-to-day life of a modern medicolegal death and/or the environment have been recognized by some of investigator really like? Most people assume it’s some- our most prestigious national and international journalistic, where between Quincy and CSI, but reality may surprise you! Only after we dim the Hollywood sound-stage lights human rights, and/or environmental organizations. Expect to and cut the cameras, can we begin to understand the gritty leave more energized, informed and empowered, and with but fascinating honor of telling someone’s final story. resources for further study for each of the individuals or Come join Deputy Jeff Mayer, a nationally-certified death groups we explore. (#300, #302, and #304 profile different investigator, as he walks you through a variety of cases groups and individuals – all three may be taken as a series or where sometimes “dead men do tell tales.” (Warning!! separately.) Graphic images are included in this presentation display- 300 Thursday, 1/14 1:30 - 4:00 ing persons in sometimes violent or unexpected death 302 Thursday, 1/21 1:30 - 4:00 scenes). 304 Thursday, 3/4 1:30 - 4:00 Thursday, 3/11 10:30 - 12:30 Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Winter/Spring 2010
  10. 10. Humanities Issues and Options in Why is Peace So Elusive between the Challenging Times 06, 08 Israelis and Palestinians? 1 Joseph Miller, PhD Bob Horenstein These are challenging times in all sectors of society: the This class will explore the many challenges confronting economy, housing, jobs, health care, the environment, me- Israel and the Palestinians as they seek to end their conflict. dia, corporations, democracy, foreign affairs. Join us as we Discussion will include the 2000 Camp David negotiations, explore the commentary of some of our most incisive think- Jewish settlements, terrorism, refugees, the Israeli disen- ers on issues and options in some of these areas through gagement from Gaza and the emergence of Hamas. articles, videos, and discussion. Expect to leave the course Tuesday, 3/16 10:30-12:00 more energized and empowered, and with a firmer under- Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom standing of the issues, options and interconnections in the areas explored. (Class series #308 is a continuation of #306 – however either series can be taken separately.) 306 Tuesdays, 1/26 - 2/16 1:30 - 3:30 308 Thursdays, 3/18 - 4/8 1:30 - 3:30 Fee: $30 4 sessions OASIS Large Classroom Oregon’s Natural Beauty Awaits You! Get ready for the great outdoors this spring at OASIS. Map Compass for Hiking 16 Exploring Oregon’s Wilderness Areas 20 John Hawthorne William Sullivan, Author Take advantage of Portland’s incredible local hikes. This is Oregon’s bestselling outdoor author takes us on a slide show an introductory class on the use of maps and compass while tour of the state’s most beautiful Wilderness Areas – includ- hiking. The class will cover types of maps used to get to trail ing areas about to be designated by Congress. From Mt. heads and special maps used for hiking trails. It will also Hood to the Wallowas, from the Oregon Dunes to Steens teach you how to stay oriented with a compass while you Mountain, expect tips for day hikes and winter tours amidst are hiking, and how to use your map and compass together. Oregon’s most spectacular scenery. As always, Sullivan If you have a compass, bring it to class. The instructor will spices his talk with notes on the geology, wildlife, and his- cover what features to look for when buying a compass. tory of the land. Saturday, 4/10 1:30 - 3:30 Thursday, 4/22 1:30 - 3:00 Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Oregon’s Most Beautiful Trips and Trails 18 Stay Safe and Comfortable William Sullivan, Author on the Hiking Trail 22 William L. Sullivan takes us on a tour of the state’s most Janet Schmidt interesting and scenic places, from the hot springs of Steens Spring is the perfect time for hiking. REI staff experts will Mountain and the gold-mining ghost towns of Northeast go over hiking gear that can make your day more safe and Oregon to the wildfire landscape of the Kalmiopsis Wilder- enjoyable. Choosing the right footwear may be the most ness and alpine wildflower displays of the High Cascades. A important decision you make. It must be comfortable, stable fifth-generation Oregonian, Sullivan has hiked every signifi- and protective. Socks must be chosen carefully to match the cant trail in the state, collecting information, photographs, kinds of conditions you expect. Trekking poles have become and anecdotes for ten books. He reveals some of his favorite standard equipment for many hikers, trekkers, backpackers getaways, with tips on where to stay and what to see. and snowshoers. We’ll show you how to choose. Thursday, 4/15 1:30 - 3:00 Thursday, 4/29 1:30 - 3:00 Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom 10 www.oasisnet.org
  11. 11. Humanities Aztec Eagles: Forgotten WWII Heroes 2 For the Love of Animals: Sig Unander Oregon Humane Society 0 The film, titled The Forgotten Eagles, Mary Henry featuring acclaimed actor Edward Where in Portland do people fall in love at first sight 10,000 James Olmos, tells the story of the times a year? The Oregon Humane Society, whose life- legendary “Aztec Eagle” fighter pi- saving work is changing the way we think about animal lots, the only Mexican military unit to shelters. OHS saves over 95% of shelter pets, and will serve in combat outside of that coun- find homes for as many as 10,000 animals this year! OHS try. Created by special accord be- rescues pets from cruelty and neglect, operates a veterinary tween FDR and Mexico’s President, teaching hospital, helps children learn the values of com- the elite unit of bilingual aviators and passion and respect, and provides behavior classes to help support personnel helped American keep pets in homes. Learn about their campaign to “End forces liberate the Philippines during Petlessness”– you’ll certainly “Feel the Love.” World War II. View the film, followed Thursday, 1/28 1:30 - 3:00 by a QA session by the film’s technical advisor, local Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Historian and Journalist, Sig Unander. Introduction to Bridge 2 Saturday, 1/9 1:30 - 3:30 Larry Jones Fee: $10 OASIS Large Classroom Learn to play bridge – the game that helps keep your mind Walking Our Talk: Moral Integrity sharp. In homes, churches, senior centers, and formally and Self-Deception 26 organized clubs around the world, tens of millions enjoy the Lani Roberts mentally challenging game of bridge. In this introductory We have moral integrity to the degree series, Larry Jones will explain fundamentals of bidding and that we act according to what we say play of the cards. Participants will get hands-on experience we believe are the right principles by which to conduct our right away, using some pre-dealt demonstration hands. lives – that is, whether we walk our talk. It also seems to be Wednesdays, 2/3 - 2/24 1:30 - 3:30 a top priority to us that we are able to think of ourselves as Fee: $35 4 sessions OASIS Large Classroom decent, moral persons. Evidence for this can be found in the France in the Age of degree to which we attempt to deceive ourselves about how Impressionism – 1860’s-11 moral we actually are. Using an essay written by Samuel Judith Stone, PhD Johnson in 1750, Lani Roberts will lead a conversation We begin with the controversial about the several methods that we use to deceive ourselves Impressionists who were commit- and three approaches to overcoming this self-deception. ted to painting modern life. Then we Tuesday, 1/19 1:30 - 2:30 enter the dance halls and brothels of Fee: $5 OASIS Large Classroom Montmartre that Toulouse-Lautrec Happy Hour Secrets 28 made famous. At the heights of Cindy Anderson, Author Montmartre we explore the Basilica of You’ve heard about (and possibly attended) many of the Sacré-Coeur and look across Paris Portland’s Happy Hours, but it can be hard to figure out ex- to its rival the Eiffel Tower. We will actly where to go, when and why. Come discover the tricks touch on the “culture war” that pitted of successful Happy Houring! Cindy Anderson, author of these two monuments against one the Portland Happy Hour Guidebook, will speak about her another. Approaching the end of this period we will discuss experiences and expertise, and talk about many of the area’s artists, like Picasso, who experimented with fragmented best places for cheap eats. (Books available for sale by au- visions, anticipating the devastation of war. Our discussions thor at a significant discount – with coupons inside.) will be amply illustrated. Wednesday, 1/20 1:30 - 2:30 Wednesdays, 2/17 - 3/10 10:30 - 12:30 Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Fee: $30 4 sessions OASIS Conference Rm Winter/Spring 2010 11
  12. 12. Humanities Religious Values in World Conflicts 6 Archaeology and History of Dr. Robert Schmidt Fort Vancouver National Historic Site 2 What explains the religious roots of violence in the Middle Elaine Dorset, Archaeologist, National Park Service East, the Balkans, the Sudan, Kashmir, Russia, and terrorism The Pacific Northwest was claimed by three nations in 1825 in America? Participants in this class will explore the rela- when the Hudson’s Bay Company, a British fur-trade enter- tionships between religious values and violence in various prise, arrived and reinforced Britain’s claim to the region. conflicts around the world. They will be introduced to the The fur-trade post developed into a farm that extended for complex relationships between religion and politics and be 30 miles along the north side of the Columbia River and 10 challenged to reexamine their own value systems. miles inland. In 1948, the National Park Service was given Tuesdays, 2/23 - 3/23 1:30 - 3:30 responsibility for protecting the location of the original Fee: $40 5 sessions OASIS Large Classroom Hudson’s Bay Company stockade. Since then, archaeologi- cal investigations have discovered over 2 million artifacts which are curated at the site and have provided significant Art, Science History of Coffee 8 information on the Euro-American development of the Andrea Spella Pacific Northwest. Join us to learn about on-going archaeo- Learn about the history and fine art of coffee and espresso logical discoveries. and find out why all coffee is not created equal. Andrea Thursday, 3/18 10:30 - 12:00 Spella of Spella Caffe, lauded by the Oregonian as Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Portland’s “espresso king,” and the New York Times for making “the best espresso in Portland,” is dedicated to pre- Estate Planning Needs serving the art and science of authentic, Old World espresso. Garvin Reiter, J.D. Spella maintains a direct relationship with Brazilian grow- The class will cover everything from your basic Estate ers, carefully hand roasts coffee beans himself and hand- Planning needs such as Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney pulls each espresso with an Italian Rancilio lever machine. and Advance Directives for Healthcare, to more complex Class fee includes coupon for coffee drink of your choice. Long Term Care Planning such as working with Medicaid, Newly opened location of Spella Caffe 1/2 block from Social Security Disability and Special Needs Planning. OASIS on SW 5th at Alder! Wednesday, 3/24 1:30 - 3:00 Saturday, 3/13 1:30 - 3:00 Free OASIS Large Classroom Fee: $12 OASIS Large Classroom “Manila Espionage” – The True Story of an Oregon Heroine 6 Tips on Exploring Oregon’s Wine Country 0 Sig Unander Cindy Anderson, Author Learn the true story behind the Hollywood movie, I Was an There are hundreds of wonderful win- American Spy and fascinating details of a real life heroine eries throughout Oregon – many within from Oregon, Claire Phillips. Phillips played a vital role an hours drive. But how do you decide in wartime Manila in helping U.S. prisoners in the infa- where to go? How do you plan? What mous Cabanatuan prison camp. Her autobiography Manila should you bring? How much will it Espionage, published after Phillips returned to Oregon after cost? Come join Oregon Wine Country the war in 1947, is a heart-pounding tale of danger, drama, Guidebook author, Cindy Anderson, for romance and tragedy. Film clips, rare memorabilia, news- highlights of our different wine regions paper clippings and photos illustrating her amazing life will from north to south. (Books available also be on display. Sig Unander is a Portland-area writer and for sale at a discount – cash or checks filmmaker. He is currently working on a documentary on the only.) life of Claire Phillips. Wednesday, 3/17 10:30 - 12:00 Friday, 4/9 1:30 - 3:00 Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Fee: $7 Cornell Estates 12 www.oasisnet.org
  13. 13. Humanities / The Arts “Portland Monthly” – arts How It All Comes Together 8 Preserving Family Memories Rachel Ritchie, Managing Editor in the Digital Age 00 Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Stephanie Sandmeyer, MA-TLA Portland Monthly magazine is created Restoring the stories to your photo- each month – how stories are selected, graphs is a gift you can give your- developed, and edited – and a preview self, your family and future genera- of what’s to come. Portland Monthly tions. Find out how, with a basic, has become our city’s indispensable working knowledge of PCs (use news, culture, and lifestyle magazine. of Windows 7 or Vista software), In every issue, the magazine delivers you can create an authentic, candid a mix of in-depth news stories, provocative essays, and es- presentation using your photos (old and new), music, and sential guides to the best of the city — from best restaurant recorded audio that weaves together your and your family’s roundups and weekend getaway guides to top doctors and life stories and experiences. This will be an information real estate features. session only. Two hands-on workshops in February and Tuesday, 4/13 1:30 - 2:30 March (#592 and #594 on page 19) will provide step-by-step Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom guidance. The Ladd Carriage House 0 Saturday, 1/9 10:30 - 12:30 Paul Falsetto, Architect Historic Preservation Specialist Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom The Ladd Carriage House (1883) is one of Portland’s grandest downtown Kaleidoscopic Camera: Diversity of the structures, and proudly Immigrant Experience Through Film 02 recalls an era gone by Tucker Jackson where carriage houses Through the medium of film, often called the “liveliest art,” containing horses and we examine the history of the migration of peoples to the carriages predated auto- United States and their integration into American society mobiles and cars. This and culture. Participants will study the role that immigrants Stick Style/Carpenter and refugees have played in casting and recasting the history Gothic structure is the last standing building associated with and identity of the United States along with the kinds of William Sargent Ladd, Portland’s fourth mayor and one of challenges faced by newcomers in various eras. This course its foremost businessmen, civic leaders, and philanthropists. raises important, thought provoking questions as we explore Throughout its life, the Carriage House has been used for both Hollywood and documentary films. various purposes beyond that which it was designed for, in- Mondays, 1/11 - 2/1 10:00 - 11:30 cluding a warehouse, a restaurant, a music studio, a tempo- Fee: $35 4 sessions Cherrywood Village rary fight arena, the Portland Civic Theater, and the offices of Hoffman Construction Company. In 2009 a full exterior restoration was completed, and the building now stands Brown Bag Movie Review 0 ready for a new use and its next century of service and ap- Jack Booch, PhD preciation. Paul Falsetto is one of Portland’s foremost voices Meet every other week for stimulating discussion of movies on historic preservation. He was the Project Manager and currently playing in local theatres. Bring your brown bag Designer for the rehabilitation of the Ladd Carriage House. lunch if desired. You’ll be notified of the first movie two The first session will be a lecture, the second session will be weeks prior to class, so plan to see it on your own and come a visit to the Ladd Carriage House, followed by lunch (on to class prepared to discuss. your own) at the Great Hall Restaurant. Tuesday, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16 3/2 12:00 - 1:30 Thursdays, 4/15 - 4/22 10:30 - 12:00 Fee: $25 4 sessions OASIS Conference Rm Fee: $20 2 sessions OASIS Large Classroom Winter/Spring 2010 1
  14. 14. The Arts Introduction to Collage Techniques 06 Renee Elias Book Discussion Group You’ve probably been making collages all your life, when you pasted a heart onto paper to make a valentine or pasted February: “Ghost Map” 1 Halloween decorations onto construction paper. This course Helen Benson explores various techniques for making “artistic” collages, Our first discussion features the Multnomah County using found papers, materials found in nature and around the Library “Everybody Reads” selection The Ghost Map: house, glue, and scissors. There is no right way; therefore no The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – and wrong way. There is just fun. Bring old magazines, greeting How It Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World cards, newspapers, old books, origami papers, leaves and by Steven Johnson. “By turns a medical thriller, detec- other items of interest. Basic materials will be provided. tive story and paean to city life, Johnson’s account of Thursdays, 1/28 - 2/18 10:30 - 12:30 the outbreak and its modern implications is a true page Fee: $35 4 sessions OASIS Conference Rm turner.” The Washington Post Exploring the Power of Family Stories 08 Monday, 2/8 1:30 - 3:00 Lisa Kagan Fee: $5 OASIS Conference Rm Create written narratives inspired by your family’s stories, March: “Guernica” 16 traditions and culture! Explore how your family stories have Helen Benson had a significant impact in shaping who you are today and Dave Boling’s first novel, Guernica, won the Pacific what you believe is valuable to pass on to the next genera- Northwest Booksellers Association award for fiction for tion. This class will focus on the power of memory and 2009. “Overall, the novel is about loss, but also about dreams, the role of story telling in cultural preservation, and loss’s counterpoints, love and endurance. The descrip- how you can turn your stories into a Family Heirloom book. tion of the bombing of Guernica is so moving, detailed Wednesdays, 2/3 - 2/10 10:30 - 12:30 and sad that it becomes almost unbearable. By this point Fee: $25 2 sessions OASIS Conference Rm in the story, we’re so familiar with the families of the Taste of Opera: “cosi Fan Tutte” 10 town that we are pulled to the depths of their tragedy Alexis Hamilton, Education Director Portland Opera and pain.” The Washington Post For over 200 years, Mozart’s cosi Fan Tutte has delighted Monday, 3/8 1:30 - 3:00 audiences with the beauty of its music, and prickled their Fee: $5 OASIS Conference Rm consciences even as they laughed, with the problematic plot. April: “Blindness” 18 Join Alexis Hamilton, Education and Outreach Manager Helen Benson for the Portland Opera to explore the myriad interpretations Portuguese Nobel Laureate Saramago tells a fantastic of Mozart’s and Da Ponte’s final – and most controversial tale about a city hit by an epidemic of “white blind- – collaboration. Registration closes 1/28/2010. ness.” The novel tells “a powerful sense of the folly Class: Thursday, 2/4, 1:30 - 3:30, OASIS Lg. Classroom and heroism of ordinary lives. There is no cynicism and Opera: Sunday, 2/7, 2pm, Keller Auditorium; Fee $55 there are no conclusions, just a clear-eyed and compas- Taste of Opera: “Barber of Seville” 12 sionate acknowledgment of things as they are, a quality Alexis Hamilton, Education Director Portland Opera that can only honestly be termed wisdom. We should Since it was written, Rossini’s Barber of Seville has never be grateful when it is handed to us in such generous left the operatic stage, dazzling audiences with virtuosic measures.” NY Times Book Review singing and keeping them roaring with laughter in a way no Monday, 4/12 1:30 - 3:00 other composer has done. Join Alexis Hamilton, Education Fee: $5 OASIS Conference Room and Outreach Manager for the Portland Opera as we try to keep up with this operatic romp, examine its composer, the playwright who inspired it, and the disasters that accompa- nied it to the stage. Registration closes 4/22. Class: Weds., 4/28, 1:30 - 3:30, OASIS Lg. Classroom Opera: Sunday, 5/9, 2pm, Keller Auditorium; Fee $55 1 www.oasisnet.org
  15. 15. The Arts Approaches to Reading the Poems Norman Leyden: Mileposts in Letters of Emily Dickinson 20 My Musical Career 26 Ellen Louise Hart, PhD Holly Springfield Norman Leyden, Conductor, This course offers an introduction to Dickinson’s poems and Arranger, Musician letters, and the mid 19th century culture of New England, Norman Leyden, Laureate Associate where she grew up and lived her entire life. We will discuss Conductor of the Oregon Symphony, her central questions and themes, including faith and doubt, is best known in Portland for his hope and despair, love, beauty, nature, time, daily life and many years conducting the Oregon immortality. Our approach will be both playful and techni- Symphony Pops. However his career cal, as well as biographical, critical, and, above all, personal. spans over seven decades, including This poet lived a full and creative life, and her writing about Glenn Miller’s Air Force Band and her experience speaks to us today as 21st century American the Arthur Godfrey radio show. In the and world citizens. post-war years, he arranged for Frank Sinatra, Mitch Miller, Tuesdays, 2/9 - 3/2 10:30 - 12:30 Sarah Vaughan and Tony Bennett. He will share some of the Fee: $35 4 sessions OASIS Large Classroom highlights of his musical career. Saturday, 2/13 1:30 - 3:00 Fee: $10 OASIS Large Classroom Louis Armstrong: The Jazz Years 22 Ben Pubols, Musicologist Read Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” 28 Louis Armstrong was undoubtedly one of the major figures Michael Faletra in the history of jazz, both as an instrumental musician on Toward the end of his career, Shakespeare gave up writing trumpet, and as a vocalist. This program will concentrate tragedies and instead focused on our possibilities for achiev- on Armstrong’s years as a jazzman, beginning with his first ing love, wisdom, and human kindness. When King Leontes recordings with King Oliver, continuing through his Hot vents his jealous rage at his wife Hermione, tragedy ensues. Five recordings of the late 1920’s and following through But, as the years pass, all the characters learn the true mean- to his later years as leader of his All Stars in the 1940s. ing of forgiveness as Shakespeare orchestrates one of his The talk will be illustrated by both recorded examples and most surprising – and satisfying – endings. Join us at OASIS PowerPoint images. as we consider the lessons that can be learned from this life- Thursday, 2/11 10:30 - 12:30 affirming play. Register by December 18th to receive text to Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom be read prior (cost included in fee). Saturday, 2/13 10:30 - 12:30 Fee: $12 OASIS Large Classroom Joy of Painting Watercolor Portraits 2 Arne Westerman, Artist Read Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” 0 Join artist Arne Westerman, whose Michael Faletra paintings are part of the permanent Hamlet is perhaps the most-quoted and most-produced play collections of 16 national art museums, in history. When his uncle murders his father and marries his for a slide show with comments on mother, Hamlet, the young, intellectual prince of Denmark, a variety of his figurative paintings. supposes he has to do something about it. But what? As we Learn a few things about watercolors watch Hamlet try to make up his mind, the play explores the and why they work so well to convey power of duty and love, the nature of consciousness, the lim- feelings with brilliance. Be prepared its of reason, and even the meaning of life. Everyone thinks for some great impressions and lots of fun. they know this enigmatic and indecisive character, yet he Thursday, 2/11 1:30 - 3:00 always manages to stay one step ahead of our best guesses. Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Come to OASIS as we explore the motivations and mean- ings behind Shakespeare’s masterpiece. Register by January 11th to receive text to be read prior (cost included in fee). Saturday, 3/13 10:30 - 12:30 Fee: $12 OASIS Large Classroom Winter/Spring 2010 1
  16. 16. The Arts Read Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” 2 Portland Baroque Orchestra 8 Michael Faletra Thomas Cirillo, Executive Director A father’s love. A father’s greed. A friend’s promise. A city Portland Baroque Orchestra is among the most highly re- turned against its citizens. The Merchant of Venice seeks garded period instrument orchestras in the world, performing both to entertain and unsettle us, and in the process it calls on authentic and handcrafted reproductions of instruments into question our own expectations and makes us confront over 250 years old. Join Executive Director Tom Cirillo our own prejudices. When the merchant Antonio helps his for an informative discussion on the music and instruments friend find love but then fails to repay a debt to the much- being featured in the March 14th performance of “Vivaldi’s wronged moneylender Shylock, his life is forfeit. Can the flauto dolce” (ticket price included in class fee). The March powers of love and friendship save him from certain death? 14th concert will feature recorder soloist Matthias Maute, Is a happy ending necessarily a just ending? Join us at from Germany, one of the foremost virtuoso players on this OASIS as we explore what is surely the most troubling and delicate and often dazzling instrument. The concert will be engaging of Shakespeare’s comedies. Register by February directed by PBO’s Artistic Director, world-renowned violin- 28th to receive text to be read prior (cost included in fee). ist Monica Huggett, who will perform Vivaldi’s bravura vio- Saturday, 4/10 10:30 - 12:30 lin concerto Il Grosso Mogul on the program. Concert 3pm Fee: $12 OASIS Large Classroom on Sunday 3/14 at Kaul Auditorium, Reed College Campus. Lecture: Wednesday, 3/3 1:30 - 2:30 Back-Story for “The Loveliest OASIS Large Classroom Woman in America” Concert: Sunday, 3/14 3 pm Bibi Gaston, Author Kaul Auditorium, Reed College Campus Every family has someone who disap- peared off the family tree: Uncle Bruce, who no one really knew, but family lore Oscar Party 0 had it that he robbed a bank in Houston, Aldine King ran off to Juarez, married an exotic danc- OASIS is rolling out the red carpet early for all er and was never seen again. Join Bibi our movie fans to enjoy refreshments, watch clips, Gaston (finalist for the Oregon Book discuss the nominees and play Oscar trivia. Every Award) as she discusses her detective attendee gets a chance at winning a cinema gift work on the life and death of her grandmother, Rosamond card by accurately predicting the recipients of the Pinchot, an “It girl” of the 1920’s in her exploration of Academy Awards to be telecast Sunday, March the black holes of family, beginning with a discussion of 7th on ABC. Ballot winner will be notified why she could never discuss her father or her grandmother Monday, March 8. Join us for all the fun. Rosamond. Her curiosity propelled a journey that took her Friday, 3/5 3:00 - 4:30 across the globe to reassemble the missing links. Fee: $18 OASIS Large Classroom Thursday, 2/18 1:30 - 3:00 Fee: $10 OASIS Large Classroom Portraits by Printmakers – 10 Years Behind the Scenes at the Joan Kirsch, Art Historian Portland Art Museum 6 We often expect a portrait to be a painting or a photograph, Elizabeth Chambers, Conservator but the Portland Art Museum is now exhibiting a great range Have you ever wondered how a work of art that has of artists who have turned to printmaking. The 70 works been neglected for decades can be restored to its original here reflect changing styles and expanding techniques since condition? Or, what are those microscopes, spectrom- the 19th c. In this talk we will consider the printmaker in eters, x-ray machines and chemicals used for in a lab at relation to the sitter in terms of character, expression, mean- an art museum? Elizabeth Chambers, Conservator at the ing, and contemporary experimentation. Portland Art Museum, will discuss the art and science of Wednesday, 3/31 1:30 - 2:30 conservation-restoration. Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom Thursday, 2/25 10:30 - 12:00 Fee: $7 OASIS Large Classroom 16 www.oasisnet.org
  17. 17. The Arts Introduction to Colored Pencils 6 Exploring Stories of Place 0 Renee Elias Lisa Kagan If you feel that you can’t draw or paint but you love pictures Is there a small town that your family has lived in for gen- of flowers, birds, animals and landscapes, this course will erations? Is there a childhood home that holds the stories of bring you the opportunity to create your own richly colored, your youth in its walls? Learn how to combine creative writ- frameable drawings. Minimal drawing skills and equipment ing and images to explore how your environment has had a are needed to begin. Learn the techniques of transferring ref- significant impact in shaping your experiences. This class erence pictures or photos to paper, different pencil strokes, will also delve into the intersection between stories of place color layering, burnishing, and feathering. and migration stories. We will consider how moving from Thursday, 4/1 - 4/22 10:30 - 12:30 place to place has affected your family’s culture, traditions Fee: $30 4 sessions OASIS Conference Rm and way of life. Wednesdays, 4/14 - 4/21 10:30 - 12:30 Drawing in Perspective 8 Fee: $25 2 sessions OASIS Conference Rm Polly Hobbs The words “Drawing in Perspective” need not put you in panic mode. With a pencil, some paper, an open mind, Broadway Across America listening ears (and a sense of humor) you can learn to draw “Cats” 2 anything, even optical illusions. Perspective is a form of op- “Dream Girls” 2 tical illusion and it can be conquered. Gain a whole new per- See Back Cover for Details. Tickets $35. spective on drawing in a fun and satisfying way. Appropriate for both new and continuing students. Tuesdays, 4/6 - 4/27 10:30 - 12:30 Fee: $35 4 sessions OASIS Conference Rm Class Locations Cherrywood Village Legacy Good Sam Hospital OASIS Computer Lab, Via Delizia Café 1417 SE 107th Ave 1015 NW 22nd Av Conference Room and 1105 NW Marshall St Portland OR 97216 Portland OR 97210 Office Portland, OR 97209 Cornell Estates Legacy Good Sam Med far left corner from elevators, Widmer Brothers Brewery 1005 NE 17th Bldg #2 4th Floor 929 N. Russell St. Hillsboro OR 97124 1040 NW 22nd Ave Macy’s, 621 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97227 Portland OR 97210 (Morrison between 5th Forensic Lab (Portland 6th) Metro) Legacy GS Fitness Center Portland OR 97204 VANCOUVER 13309 SE 84th Av., Ste. 200 2145 NW Overton LOCATIONS Portland, OR 97215 Portland OR 97210 OASIS Large Classroom Firstenberg Center far right corner from eleva- 700 NE 136th Ave Hat Museum Legacy Meridian Park tors, 4th Floor 1928 SE Ladd Av. Hospital Vancouver WA 98684 Macy’s, 621 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97214 Community Health (Morrison between 5th Legacy Salmon Creek Kaul Auditorium Education Center (CHEC) 6th) Hospital Reed College Campus 19300 SW 65th Ave Portland OR 97204 2211 NE 139th St 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. Tualatin OR 97062 Vancouver WA 98686 Oregon Maritime Museum Portland, OR 97202 Legacy Mt. Hood Medical on Steamer Portland – Luepke Senior Center Keller Auditorium Center foot of SW Pine Street Marshall Community 222 SW Clay 24800 SE Stark between Bridges Burnside Center Portland OR 97201 Gresham OR 97060 Morrison 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. Vancouver WA 98663 Legacy Emanuel Hospital 2801 N Gantenbein Portland OR 97227 Winter/Spring 2010 1
  18. 18. Computers Technology Unless otherwise stated in a class description, students in these classes will use OASIS computer equipment running Windows XP and Office 2003. (If you wish to learn or work on your own laptop, please arrange a private tutoring session.) Please be aware: Out of consideration for other participants and the instructor, you will not be admitted if arriving more than 15 minutes late, and will receive no credit for class fee . Private Lesson, Computer Tutoring 00 Navigating the Internet 08 A one-on-one session covering whatever computer top- Dian Odell ics you want to learn with an experienced computer tutor. Learn how to enter web addresses, find sites on specific Maybe you took a class but have questions or need to prac- topics, save addresses of sites you want to return to – using tice techniques, or you can’t find a class to fit your needs. Internet Explorer and search engines to navigate around the Or you just learn better in a private setting. It might be Internet. Take this before other internet-related courses. Pre- about e-mail, the internet, word processing, online banking, requisite: comfortable with mouse clicking and control. All spreadsheets, digital photos, or help configuring your laptop. hands-on, not lecture. Max. 8 in the class so you will have 90-minute session. Phone the office to have a tutor get in touch with you to set an appointment date and time. personal attention. Fee: $30 OASIS Computer Lab Tuesday, 1/19 1:30 - 3:30 Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab Open Computer Lab 02 Open computer lab, for you to use one of the OASIS com- Exploring the Internet 10 puters on your own tasks – checking email, surfing the web, Dianne Armstrong writing letters (or a book), practicing and learning, playing The Internet is more than just a place to send and get email. Solitaire. The fee gives you access all term, during open lab Come to this class and learn the best way to search for the hours – come as often as you want to. information you want. You will learn by doing, using online Mondays Fridays, 1/4 - 4/30 10:30 - 3:30 search. Fee: $15 34 sessions OASIS Computer Lab Wednesday, 2/10 10:30 - 12:30 Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab FOunDatiOn GrOuP The 4 classes in this group, computer basics and internet BeyOnD the Basics basics, are the base knowledge pre-requisite for all other Once you have the foundation skills from the above computer classes. computer and internet classes, you will be ready for any Computer Basic Skills 0 of the classes below. Check for any special pre-requisite Dian Odell skills for particular classes you are interested in. If you are new to computers or self-taught with some gaps CAMERAS, PHOTOS, MOVIES in basic knowledge, this class teaches you the basics for all other computer classes. Learn about mouse clicking, desk- Picture This: A Beginning top, opening and sizing windows, and more. All hands-on, Digital Camera Class 12 not lecture. Max. 8 in the class so you will have personal Bill Long attention. No prior computer experience required. Tips for taking good photos with your new camera, how to Tuesday, 1/12 1:30 - 3:30 buy camera accessories, focus on travel needs and an intro Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab into editing programs. Handouts are included. Bring your digital camera, spare batteries, and the cable that connects Getting Acquainted with the Computer 06 your digital camera to a computer. If you have an account Dianne Armstrong with SnapFish (or other picture printing site), please bring Never tried a computer before? Join this class and find out your userid and password. the basics of mouse control, windows function, and other Thursday, 1/7 10:30 - 12:30 things to give you a good basis for other classes. This is a Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab hands-on class with small enrollment for personal attention. Wednesday, 2/3 10:30 - 12:30 Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab 18 www.oasisnet.org
  19. 19. Computers Technology Using Picasa to Organize Photos 1 iPhOne, iPOD, itunes Bill Long Picasa is a free software package (that you can download iPhone iTouch – Basic Functions 18 to your computer) that helps you to edit and organize your Mark Dohrmann DIGITAL photos from camera or scanner. In this class you Do you have an iPhone but don’t know how to do anything will learn about organization techniques and options, and with it? Come learn the basics about downloading music, use Picasa for some sample projects. Pre-requisite: comfort- organizing and controlling the music that plays, and all able with general computer and mouse usage. (This class the other things that you did not even know it could do. will NOT cover Scanning.) Discover what an APP is, how to load and use them. Bring Thursday, 1/28 10:30 - 12:30 your iPhone and all its cables and power base with you to Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab class and ONE CD of music, if you like. Laptops encour- aged. Pre-requisite: comfortable with basic computer and Preserving Family Memories mouse functions. THIS CLASS IS NOT an iPod class; see in the Digital Age 00 classes #516 and #520 on 1/9 or 4/10. Class size restricted to See page 13 for a full description of this informational ses- 4 students for instruction on your personal device type. sion to prepare you for the following two hands-on classes: Tuesday, 3/9 10:30 - 12:30 Digital Family History: Session I 2 Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab Stephanie Sandmeyer, MA-TLA iPod and iTunes Basics 16, 20 This first session will provide a step-by-step guide to famil- Richard Paz iarize ourselves with Windows Movie Maker. It will be a This class will cover creating playlists, extending battery life nice refresher for those already familiar with Windows Vista and other fun things to use your iPod for. and also appropriate to those who have minimal experi- 516 Saturday, 1/9 10:30 - 12:30 ence using Vista or Movie Maker. We will cover how to 520 Saturday, 4/10 10:30 - 12:30 transfer your photos and other materials for use with Movie Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab Maker and the basics of how to use Movie Maker. We will begin piecing together the elements of your slideshow JOBs anD emPlOyment at this session and then save your work to CD or thumb Creating A Better Resume 22, 2 drive. You must come prepared to this session with a CD If you are thinking about returning to the workforce or mak- or thumb drive with photos, music and/or audio. You will ing a career change, you may need to create or update your have a month between sessions to work on your slide show. resume. Learn the basics of professional resume writing Prerequisite: Preserving Family Histories in the Digital and avoid common errors. You will leave this class with a Age information session (#400) or special permission of professional looking resume that you can post online or send instructor. to employers. Some knowledge of Microsoft Word and the Saturday, 2/13 10:30 - 12:30 windows operating system are a prerequisite. Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab 522 Thursday, 1/14 Bill Long 10:30 - 12:30 Digital Family History: Session II 524 Wednesday, 3/17 Richard Paz 1:30 - 3:30 Stephanie Sandmeyer, MA-TLA Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab In this second session, we will apply the skills learned in Job Searching Online 26 Session I to construct our slideshow. We’ll add any addition- Bill Long al materials and edit them for an aesthetically pleasing final Are you looking for a new or part-time job? In today’s product. Participants will also learn how to apply special world, the Internet is an important resource in the search for effects and embellishing details and how to burn your final work. Come to this class and learn how to look for available product to a DVD. Prerequisite: Preserving Family History jobs online, post your resume online and communicate with Session I or permission of instructor. prospective employers. Some experience using the Internet Saturday, 3/13 10:30 - 12:30 and basic computer experience is recommended. Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab Thursday, 1/21 10:30 - 12:30 Fee: $20 OASIS Computer Lab Winter/Spring 2010 1