During the month of August, Oasis offers you classes ranging from learning about the current state of affairs in Afghanistan, a 5-part series on scholar W.E.B. DuBois, finding out which foods secretly have sugar, improving your health & balance with Gentle Chair Yoga, and much more…

Afghanistan Series III: The Taliban and the Modern State
This course will chronicle the post-Soviet Afghanistan, from its struggles to install a government, to the rise of the Taliban, to its quest to retain a viable state among a people whose tribal history contravenes the very concept of central government.
Clayton Oasis 153
Monday, Jul 27, 10:00-12:00
Fee: $12

The Life and Legacy of Annie Malone
A chemist and entrepreneur, Annie Turnbo Malone became a millionaire by successfully developing and marketing hair products for black women in St. Louis. She used her wealth to promote the advancement of African Americans and gave most of her money to charity. Learn about this historic St. Louisan whose contributions are still celebrated today.
Clayton Oasis 187
Wednesday, Jul 29, 10:00-12:00
Fee: $12

W.E.B. Du Bois Series – 5 part series
Du Bois wrote extensively and was the best known spokesperson for African-American rights during the first half of the 20th century. He co-founded the NAACP in 1909. In this five-part series you will explore various aspects of the work and world of W.E.B. DuBois.
Clayton Oasis 146
Tuesday, Aug 4-Sep 1, 1:00-3:00
Fee: $42; Sessions: 5

The Brain in Love
Dr. Sandra Langeslag of UMSL, talks about the interaction between infatuation and cognition in this illuminating look at The Brain in Love. How does infatuation affect attention and memory? What happens in the brain when people fall in love? Can feelings of love be increased and decreased at will?
Clayton Oasis 182
Tuesday, Aug 4, 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $10

A Postcard View of St. Louis – 1900 to 1917
Post Cards featuring St. Louis will present a view of our City as it appeared from the turn-of-the-century to the American entrance into World War I. The cards are from the personal collection of St. Louis author/historian NiNi Harris and she will provide the commentary. Following the program, the St. Louis Altenheim will host a river viewing and light refreshments.
Altenheim 521
Tuesday, Aug 4, 1:00-3:00
Fee: $20

Leadership Secrets for Philosopher Kings and Queens
Enjoy an entertaining, thought-provoking and ultimately practical look at what philosophy can teach us about leadership. Dr. David Carl Wilson of Webster University will discuss Plato’s claim that, “until philosophers become rulers and rulers become philosophers, there will be no happiness, public or private.”
Clayton Oasis 179
Wednesday, Aug 5, 10:00-11:30
Fee: $10

How Sweet it Is-Limiting the Amount of Sugar in Your Diet
Learn about the foods that can sabotage anyone’s healthy diet and weight loss efforts. Come learn more about how foods high in sugar sneak into our diet and effective ways to reduce them, without sacrificing flavor!
Meramec Bluffs 539
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2:00-3:00
Fee: $5

The Inspiring History of the Irish in St. Louis
Follow the moving account of St. Louis’ Irish immigrants in their struggle to survive bigotry and discrimination. See how the Irish survived, flourished and became a vital part of St. Louis history.
Chesterfield Oasis 705
Wednesday, Aug 12, 1:00-3:00
Fee: $12

Gentle Chair Yoga
Gentle yoga postures designed for ages 50+, to relieve pain and improve balance. Perfect for beginners and those who would prefer not to sit on the floor.
Clayton Oasis 134
Thursday, Aug 21-Oct 2, 1:30-2:30
Fee: $46; Sessions: 7

Register today at 314.862.4859, ext 24