Oasis brings learning opportunities to Chesterfield City Hall this fall.
Try Oasis for Free!  Join us for a Week of Free Discovery the week of September 28.

Here are highlights of a few upcoming classes in Chesterfield.

Ginger Rogers
From legendary partner of the great Fred Astaire to holding her own in fabulous comedic and dramatic roles, this talented star and her memorable films are Hollywood gold! Enjoy clips from as early as the 1930s all the way to a guest appearance on Here’s Lucy!
Chesterfield 718
Monday, Sep 28, 1:00-2:00

Go Lean with Protein
Learn the importance of the protein food group in your diet, while identifying the best animal and non-animal sources. Learn about portion sizing and acquire tips for purchasing protein on a budget. Practice using a food thermometer to identify when food is safe or in the danger zone.
Tuesday, Sep 29, 1:00-2:00
Free – part of "Try Oasis for free" week. Space is limited.

 The Mississippian Mound Builders

Ann Chandonnet, author

Did you know that Cahokia Mounds ranks with Stonehenge as an important prehistoric site? Learn about Cahokia and the Mississippian mound builders who built earthworks shaped like everything from serpents to “underwater panthers” to loaves of bread. Learn who the Mississippians were, who their descendants are and their interesting beliefs.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 10:00-11:15

Free – part of "Try Oasis for free" week. Space is limited.

God in Russian Art
Sherri Holzhausen, President of Comfort Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports orphans and underprivileged children in northern Russia and Director of Stewardship for Laclede Groves Retirement Community.
Sherri will discuss the works of the Russian artists known as “The Wanderers” in the 19th century. She will discuss their impact on Russian society as well as the spiritual impact they had on her own life.
Chesterfield Oasis 735
Thursday, Oct 1, 2:00-3:00

Benedict Arnold
Take an up close look at Benedict Arnold, a general during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British Army.
Chesterfield Oasis 704
Friday, Oct 2, 1:00-3:00

Chesterfield Art Walking Tour
Sukanya Mani, Chesterfield Recreation Coordinator and artist
Take a guided walking tour of Chesterfield’s Central Park and learn about the sculptures that adorn the beautiful park. On this approximately one-mile paved walk, which includes some inclines, you will explore the park and the amazing artworks within.
Thursday, Oct 15, 10:00-11:00
Fee: $10

The Courageous and Controversial Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
In this presentation we will examine the life and faith of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn as well as the obstacles he faced on his way to receiving a Nobel Prize in Literature, his life in America and his return to Russia. “The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.”
Chesterfield Oasis 734
Thursday, Oct 22, 2:00-3:30
Fee: $10 

Spies, Couriers, Saboteurs and Secret Societies of the Civil War in Missouri

James Erwin

An examination of the men and women who risked imprisonment – or worse- to collect political and military intelligence, and to attack military installations behind the lines. We will discuss secret societies, real and imagined, believed to be engaged in subversive activities in the state and the government’s response to the perceived threats.

Tuesday, Nov 3, 1:00-2:30

Fee: $12

A New Look at the World’s Oldest Profession
Bev Schuetz, History Talks
Take a detailed look at a controversial and fascinating topic that is rarely explored. Learn about the colorful courtesans of history from biblical to present times; on-going slavery issues and legislation aimed at controlling this complex social problem. We”ll examine what has worked over the years and address the pros and cons of lealizing prostitution.
Chesterfield Oasis 706
Wednesday, Nov 11, 1:00-3:00
Fee: $12 

Jesse James: The Man, The Myth, the Movie
James Erwin
Join us for a discussion of the life, times and death of Jesse James. How did he become one of the best known Missourians ever? Which stories about the famous outlaw can be verified and which are myths? We also will consider how he has been portrayed by Hollywood from actors ranging from Roy Rogers to fellow Missourian Brad Pitt.
Chesterfield Oasis 709
Friday, Nov 20, 1:00-2:30
Fee: $12 


Secrets of J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI

Bev Schuetz, History Talks

Examine the exciting history of America’s most powerful crime fighting agency and the manipulative, calculating man who ran the bureau with an iron-fist – J. Edgar Hoover. Learn about his secretive abuses of power and bizarre personal behavior. We’ll cover the most significant cases from the gangster wars to organized crime to cyber crime in this exciting overview of the fabled but sometimes flawed FBI.

Wednesday, Dec 9, 1:00-3:00

Fee: $12



Art Unleashed Series:

Arm knitting

Try a fun way to knit beautiful things without needing nimble fingers! Arm knitting enables you to create knitted works, whether you’re an experience knitter or novice. Join us to try your arm at this craft. Supplies provided.
Art Unleashed 549
Tuesday, Oct 20, 1:00-2:30
Fee: $35

Clay Wind Chimes
Learn to work with clay from an experienced artist. In this hands-on class you will create clay wind chimes from molding the clay to firing and glazing. All materials provided.
Art Unleashed 550
Tuesday, Nov 3, 10, 17, 10:00-11:30
Fee: $75; Sessions: 3

Watercolor workshop
Interested in watercolor painting, but want to give it a try before investing in supplies? This is your perfect opportunity! Join us for a one-session workshop where we supply the materials and you experience the joy of painting.
Art Unleashed 551
Thursday, Oct 1, 10:00-12:00
Fee: $26

Watercolor class
This class is designed for beginners through intermediate artists. A variety of watercolor techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry and dry brush will be explored as students paint a variety of subjects matters.
Art Unleashed 552
Thursday, Oct 8-Nov 12,

Fee: $150; Sessions: 6

Art Unleashed is located at 13379 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Located northwest of the intersection of 141/Maryland Heights Expressway & Olive Blvd, in the Woodchase Plaza shopping center 

Register online here 

or call 314.862.4859 x 24



How to find us: From Hwy 40, exit 19A (Chesterfield Parkway West) head north to Swingley Ridge. Go left on Swingley Ridge, right on Stemme Dr. and right into parking lot. Please note sign at entrance of the parking lot says “Chesterfield City Hall and Police Department.”