Lifelong Learning 1-1-20

Marlena Cannon Tremont

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New classes and two new instructors will kick-off our exciting Winter Semester.

Contemporary Comedic Genius Series: Billy Crystal

4-weeks, Mondays, January 13 – February 3,3:00 – 5:00 PM, Berger Center, Cost: $81.

Billy Crystal is a really funny guy! So is Martin Marshal, a film writer, director and producer and manager and performer at improv theaters. His Contemporary Comedic Series has been taught at numerous universities and features comedians who Marshal believes made a difference in the industry by advancing the art form instead of just leaving audiences mildly amused for the moment. People like Crystal whose diverse career includes work with Robin Williams, the urban cowboy in City Slickers, time on Saturday Night Live and the Tony-winning 700 Sundays.

New to Oakmont, he says, “Students like my class because it makes them laugh. The material is funny and I provide the clips, context and content so that everyone walks away with a greater understanding of the individual and about comedy as a craft.”

The Science Behind, Inside and Under World Famous Architecture

Six-weeks, Thursdays, January 16 – February 27, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, East Recreation Center. Cost: $110

Sally Heath,may be new to Oakmont, but she has been an award-winning SRJC instructor for 35 years who teaches physics with a passion that is obvious and infectious. There is excitement in her voice, her eyes sparkle, her hands emphasize that really important point and her body, like the atoms in the universe, keeps moving. Heath doesn’t just tell you how buildings were built or why they stand or collapse, she demonstrates the principles of physics with props, videos and powerful PowerPoint slides. Explore the science, engineering and materials of the Pyramids, the Colosseum, Hagia Sophia, the Golden Gate Bridge, the World Trade Center and Burj Khalifa.

Other January classes include:

Beethoven and the Romantics

Six-weeks, Wednesdays January 15 – February 19, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Berger Center. Cost: $110.

An Oakmont favorite, Dr. Kayleen Asboreturns to celebrate Beethoven’s 250thbirthday with an exploration into Beethoven’s musical evolution from imitator to hero.

You’re Writing a Memoir? A How-To Workshop

5-weeks, Wednesdays, January 22 – February 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Central Activities Center, Rm. B. Cost: $126. Class size limited.

Ida Rae Egli, former SRJC English department chair, returns with her popular, interactive class that teaches memoir writing in an experiential way that is personalized to each student.

Five Ways to Register for a Class:

• Credit card by phone (707) 527-4372
• Pick up and fill out a form at the OVA office

• Pay at the door on the first day of class(except Memoir Workshop)

News Flash!

Mick Chantler returns to Oakmont this Spring offering his class “From Buffoon to Philosopher King: The Many Faces of Abraham Lincoln.”

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