• Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 11-21-2023 to 12-05-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 2:00 PM → 3:30 PM
    Instructor: James Kraus, retired English teacher, Rochester City School District
    Term: 2023-3
    Location: Oasis Rochester
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    This final course on Sinatra's musical career will focus on recordings from the 1970's to 1990's after a retirement of almost two years in the early 70's. When Sintra returned, he carefully alternated new material (Sondheim,  Jim Croce, Stevie Wonder, George Harrison) with reworkings of old chestnuts in both his recordings and personal appearances. A... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-11-2024 to 03-11-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Peter Elliott
    Term: 2024-1
    Location: Oasis Rochester

    Come and share your Rochester Movie Memories! This course focuses on the fabulous movie theaters in downtown Rochester that sadly no longer exist - the RKO Palace, Loew’s, Paramount, Capitol and Regent Theaters.  We’ll also cover the neighborhood cinemas such as the Lake, Monroe, Riviera, Waring, Lyell and Coronet among others. Rare photos of these... read more
  • Sessions: 6
    Class Date(s): 02-06-2024 to 03-12-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 11:30 AM → 1:00 AM
    Instructor: Lisa Kleman
    Term: 2024-1
    Location: Zoom
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    Bob Dylan, songwriter and musician, has been performing and writing for over 50 years. Many of us loved Bob Dylan in our youth, and then again as we aged with him. As the years roll by, he continues to tell stories of America, and Americans. Let’s get to the heart of his writing, his poetry and rhyme, his references to literature, and the fascinating... read more
  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 01-31-2024 to 02-21-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 4:00 PM
    Instructor: Otto Bruno, author 'Barney Miller and the Files of the Ol' One-Two’
    Term: 2024-1
    Location: Oasis Rochester
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    One of Hollywood's most celebrated figures for over forty years. Hawks began in the Silent Era as a writer and director. He became a legend in the 1930s and '40s as the force behind such screen classics as Bringing Up Baby (1938), His Girl Friday (1940), and Sergeant York (1941). He introduced stars like Lauren Bacall and James Caan, gained loyal... read more
  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 02-08-2024 to 02-29-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 2:00 PM → 3:15 PM
    Instructor: James Kraus, retired English teacher, Rochester City School District
    Term: 2024-1
    Location: Oasis Rochester

    Tony Bennett clawed his way up in the late ‘40’s with the fading of the big bands. By the early ‘’50’s, he had big hits on Columbia Records and even greater success in the ‘60’s. Strong duets with K.D. Lang, Lady Gaga, and others yielded hits well into his 90’s. Many songs, video, and background info will paint a full picture of the beloved... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-29-2024 to 02-29-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Robin Flanigan and Bonnie Thies, Authors
    Term: 2024-1
    Location: Oasis Rochester

    Bonnie Thies was a two-time cancer survivor who decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to cope with the sudden death of her husband. Robin L. Flanigan was a freelance journalist on the same climb. The two women struck up a friendship and, after years of of working together, now celebrate the release of their narrative nonfiction book Climbing Out: An... read more

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