Local journalists are teaching Fall classes offered by OASIS,”a national education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of mature adults through challenging programs in the arts, humanities, technology and volunteer service” for those 50 years and older.
OASIS at the Junior League of Tucson building is located at 2099 E. River Rd. Phone 520-322-5627, website:www.oasisnet.org/tucson. All types of classes are offered for the September-December session, with classes beginning on September 10. Processing fee is $12 per registration form. Classes are also offered at 11 other community locations in town.
Here’s the schedule for the Fall featuring journalists in Tucson:
October 8, 1 to 3 p.m. $10, OASIS at Junior League
“Whatever Happened to the Rio Nuevo that Voters Thought They were Getting?” by Josh Brodesky (Reporter/Metro columnist) and Team Leader Joe Burchell of AZ Daily Star
October 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, $7, OASIS at Junior League
Pulse of the Media with Kristi Tedesco, KVOA Channel 4 anchor
October 24, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, $9, OASIS at Junior League
“Examine the Year 2012 with David Fitzsimmons”, political cartoonist at the AZ Daily Star
November 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, $7, OASIS at Junior League
Pulse of the Media with Jim Nintzel, political reporter at Tucson Weekly, and AZPM Channel 6′s host of Arizona Illustrated’s Political Roundtable (Friday evenings)
December 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, $7, OASIS at Junior League
Pulse of the Media with Forrest Carr, KGUN 9′s News Director
Pick up the Tucson OASIS catalog (at Pima County public libraries) to select from a wide variety of classes in tai chi, yoga, computer skills, art, cooking, dance, foreign languages (Spanish, German), etc. Tours around town (i.e Benedictine Monastery, Mansions of Main Avenue) or out of town (i.e. Canyon Lake, Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Pecan Festival in Sahuarita) are also offered.
You can register online (click here), by mail, or in person.