Older Adult Couple OnlineOasis continues to offer livestream classes as the spring term closes out! Plus, scroll down for more interesting activities while you’re staying at home, the weekly tutor “vlog,” and a brief update on summer registration.

Upcoming Livestream Classes!

You can register for these two classes by clicking on the class title. Or call the office at 505-884-4529 to register with a credit card over the phone (please don’t wait until the morning of the class) – phone extensions are below. Refer to your emailed receipt for the required Zoom class link, meeting ID, and password. More Zoom class announcements coming next week!

Kurt Weill’s Useful Music (#116)

Jane Ellen Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:00-Noon $10
Kurt Weill (1900-50), known primarily in the United States for “Mack the Knife” from The Threepenny Opera, was a leading composer for the stage, as well as a classical composer during his tragically short career. Denounced by the Nazis, he fled Europe in 1933 to pursue his ideal of writing music that served a socially useful purpose. This class is amplified by a wide range of recordings, including classic performances by his wife, Lotte Lenya.

I’ll See You on the Dark Side of the Moon: Pink Floyd (#112)

Jane Ellen Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:00-Noon $10
British rockers Pink Floyd were far from just “Another Brick in the Wall.” Together these ambitious and virtuosic musicians became the founders of both blues-based progressive rock and psychedelic space-rock. They also became known for intense songs with lyrics commenting on emotional, political, and social issues. Unafraid to experiment with technology, they used increasingly innovative sonic effects and state-of-the-art recording techniques to help craft their albums and film scores.

Instructor Bio:
Jane Ellen is the consummate storyteller with eclectic interests, specializing in music and entertainment history. She is an award-winning composer and recording artist who shares her passion for music, history, and spirituality with Albuquerque audiences. Jane has a catalog of more than 60 published works and numerous choral and chamber commissions; and her music has been performed internationally.

Looking for things to do?

The following are links to online content that might be of interest.

A virtual tour of the Jim Henson exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum. The exhibit may be closed, but you can take a short tour with Jim Henson’s biographer, Brian Jay Jones.

Our Fair New Mexico: A Virtual Concert featuring Otilio Ruiz with Leticia Cuevas at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Otilio Ruiz performed at Oasis in 2015!

tiny census concerts

Tiny Census Concerts: Inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, the Tiny Census Concerts is a series of online performances that highlight New Mexico’s favorite creatives. Presented by Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Complete Count Committee to promote New Mexicans taking part in the census.

Prime Video sxsw 2020 Film Festival

The famous South by Southwest festival has just released its SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection on Amazon Prime Video with 39 films, composed of narrative and documentary features, short films, and episodic titles. These are available free of charge until May 6 to all US audiences with or without an Amazon Prime membership — all that is needed is a free Amazon account.

Vicki Mentor MondayTutor news:

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can make a difference in a child’s life – and yours? Become a reading tutor “mentor!” If you’re interested in becoming part of an amazing team of volunteers helping elementary schoolchildren with their reading skills, then our Intergenerational Tutoring Program is for you. Contact Vicki DeVigne for more information on the Albuquerque Tutoring Page!

In the meantime, enjoy Vicki’s weekly tutoring vlog, Mentor Mondays.

Summer catalog and registration news:

The summer catalog and classes will be available Thursday May 7, 2020 on our website (www.oasisabq.org). You may add classes to your wish list at that time, and registration will open Tuesday May 19th at 10:00am. If you register using a paper registration form, please mail it to the office (PO Box 35518, 87176) in lieu of dropping it off.
**Please note that public health guidelines may affect classes causing postponement or cancellation, moving to an online livestream platform like Zoom, or reduction in the number of people able to attend a class in person. We will credit your Oasis account or you may donate your fees if we are not able to hold a class/field trip, etc. as detailed in the catalog.

Calling Us

When you call the office at 505-884-4529, you can reach a particular Oasis staff person using these extensions. We are still working from home but have our phone apps set to answer our direct lines.

Lisa Lerner, Office Manager, ext. 2
Kathleen Raskob, Executive Director, ext. 3
Vicki DeVigne, Tutoring Program Director, ext. 4
Cynthia LaCoe-Maniaci, Health and Wellness Coordinator, ext. 5
Becky Kenny, Program Coordinator, ext. 6
Melody Mock, Program Coordinator, ext. 7
Sylvia Giomi, Administrative Assistant, ext. 8

Please keep in touch and we hope to see you soon!