OLL 2022 Winter Class Preview & Schedule

Never miss a class again! All classes (except Billy Wilder) are available by Zoom and are recorded for class members who have paid. Open an account on-line when you register.

The View From the Stage
Instructor: Courtney Walsh
Mondays, January 10 – February 14, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Berger Center
6-week session, Cost: $95
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Peek behind the curtain with an award-winning actor/writer/director to discover how plays go from the page to the stage. Fun and lively examples illuminate the craft of turning text into performance, from Greek tragedy to modern realism.

Instructor Bio:
Courtney Walsh is a professional actor/writer/director who has received Theatre Bay Area Awards for Outstanding Acting, Directing and Production. She has a B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale University.

Science, Politics & Society
Instructor: James Pedgrift
Wednesdays, January 12 – February 16, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Berger Center
6-week session, Cost: $95
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As science grows and impacts daily life, resistance is generated and expressed in the political arena. That process will be studied in detail; beginning with WWII, examining the environmental movement, technology, religion, climate change an anti-science backlash and more.

Instructor Bio:
James Pedgrift is a former Mayor of Santa Rosa, City Council member, teacher at Rancho Cotati HS and Sonoma State University. He holds advanced degrees in Statistics and the History and Philosophy of Science.

Ex-Machina – The Paradox of Being Human in the Digital Age
Instructor: Tony Kashani
Thursdays, January 13 to February 3, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, East Rec.
4-week session, Cost: $65
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Studying film, TV and video games, learn how social media and artificial intelligence challenge our understanding of what it means to be human and how social interaction is altered by the acceleration of time and the collapse of space.

Instructor Bio:
Dr. Kashini, a Communications Studies professor at SRJC, holds a Ph.D. in Humanities with a concentration in Transformative Learning and Change.

The Genius of Billy Wilder
Instructor: Terry Ebinger
Thursdays, February 10 – March 3, 2:00 – 5:00 PM, East Rec
4-week session, Cost: $95
Note: Early start time
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Take a deep dive into four essential masterworks by the great writer-director Billy Wilder – Double Indemnity, Sunset Blvd, Ace in the Hole and The Apartment. Explore Wilder’s signature mythic themes, archetypal characters, legendary dialogue, dark humor, and elegant visual style.

Instructor Bio:
Terry Ebinger, MS is a passionate film scholar with three decades of experience as a psychological practitioner and educator, dream consultant and multidisciplinary group leader.

Class Scholarships are available. Please contact us at oakmontll.org.

Three Ways to Register for a Class:
• Fill out the form below and put it in the OLL folder in the OVA office along with your check
• Pay at the door on the first day of class

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Make checks payable to Oakmont Lifelong Learning. OLL follows all state and local COVID guidelines. Proof of vaccination required.


AARP Driver Safety Course

A newly designed AARP Smart Driver course is returning to the Oakmont Central Activities Center starting in August. Note: The June 23 class was cancelled. 

Movie: The Best of Me

A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.