Oakmont Lifelong Learning

Oakmont Lifelong Learning partners with Santa Rosa Junior College's office of Community & Contract Education to offer a full schedule of enrichment classes at Oakmont.

To register online, please CLICK HERE to log in, or to create a new user profile. Then click the registration links below to enroll for Oakmont Lifelong Learning classes. To register by phone, call SRJC's office of Community Education at (707) 527-4372 option 6.

These courses are taught at Oakmont. For SRJC's full menu of Community Education course offerings, please click here.

 

Winter 2020 Classes at Oakmont:

 

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Contemporary Comedic Genius Series: Billy Crystal

Instructor: Martin Marshall
Mondays | Jan. 13 - Feb. 3 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
4-week session, $81, Class ID: 7867

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Laugh out loud with Marshall as he explores the comedy and career of the very funny Billy Crystal on Saturday Night Live, as the star in When Harry Met Sally, the urban cowboy in City Slickers, the Tony-winning 700 Sundays and much more.

Martin Marshall is a film writer, director and producer with years of experience managing improv theaters and teaching the Comedic Genius Series

 

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Beethoven and the Romantics

Instructor: Dr. Kayleen Asbo
Wednesdays | Jan. 15 - Feb. 19 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
6-week session, $110, Class ID: 7869

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Fill your ears during Asbo's exploration into Beethoven's musical evolution from imitator to hero and discover how his late quartets influenced Schubert and Mendelssohn and how his symphonies inspired and guided Liszt, Brahms, Berlioz, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky.

Dr. Kayleen Asbo is the cultural historian and preconcert lecturer for the Santa Rosa Symphony and the San Francisco Opera.

 

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The Science Behind, Inside and Under World Famous Architecture

Instructor: Sally Heath
Thursdays | Jan. 16 - Feb. 27 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | East Recreation Center
6-week session, $110, Class ID: 7871 NOTE: This class will not meet on February 6th

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Discover why buildings stand or collapse through the exploration of the science, engineering and materials of iconic structures like the Pyramids, the Colosseum, Hagia Sophia, the Golden Gate Bridge, the World Trade Center and Burj Khalifa.

Sally Heath is an award-winning physics professor with 35 years at Santa Rosa Junior College.

 

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

Instructor: Ida Rae Egli
Thursdays | Jan. 16 - Feb. 13 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Central Activities Center, Rm. B
5-week session, $126, Class ID: 7872

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Back by popular demand, this interactive class teaches the skills needed for memoir writing in an interactive, experiential way that is personalized to each student. Teacher and student feedback on in-class writings are offered in addition to traditional classroom instruction.

Ida Rae Egli was the chair of the English department at Santa Rosa Junior College and is now a freelance writer and writing coach.

 

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The Genius of Hitchcock

Instructor: Terry Ebinger
Mondays | Feb. 10 - Mar. 2 | 2:30 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
4-week session, $81, Class ID: 7868 NOTE: Early Start Time

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Join film scholar Ebinger for a suspenseful journey into understanding Hitchcock's visionary approach, symbolism, cinematic innovations, psychological depths and mythic storytelling in four classic films: The 39 Steps, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, and Strangers on a Train.

Terry Ebinger is a passionate educator and group leader who approaches film studies through art, history, psychology, anthropology, myth and dream.

 

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Cider - How America's Favorite Beverage Was Almost Lost

Instructor: David Sandri
Wednesdays | Feb. 26 - Mar. 4 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
2-week session, $52, Class ID: 7870

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In early America, cider was the beverage of choice. But, by the first part of the 20th century cider production almost stopped. Why did it fall out of fashion and why has its popularity roared back in recent times?

David Sandri is a 30-year veteran in the alcohol beverage industry with a passion for the production, history and judging of wine and cider.

 

Fall 2019 Make-Up Dates:

 

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Sharks and Their Relatives

Instructor: Dr. Robert Rubin
Wednesdays| Sep. 18 - Oct. 9 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center **
4-week session, $81, Class ID: 7713

**Class meeting that was canceled due to power out is RESCHEDULED for Monday, Jan 6, 2020, 3-5pm.

With Dr. Rubin as your guide, travel deep beneath the Pacific Coast on an information-packed journey that brings the world of sharks and manta rays to life through incredible photography and unforgettable first-hand experiences.

 

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Antisemitism: The Dynamics and History of the Longest Hatred

Instructor: Rev. Bruce Bramlett
Thursdays | Oct. 3 - Oct. 31 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | East Recreation Center**
5-week session, $96, Class ID: 7716

**Class meetings that were canceled due to power outs and evacuations are RESCHEDULED for Thursday, Nov 14 (2-4PM); Friday, Jan 3, 2020 (3-5PM), and Thursday, Jan 9, (3-5pm).

An engaging 2,400-year journey shows how the hatred of Jews provides a powerful cultural mirror that former students say will “bowl you over.” Students will gain a greater sense of connectivity with the deeper roots of who we are as human beings.

 

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Cave Paintings and Portable Sculpture: The Art of Paleolithic Europe

Instructor: Dr. Anne-Louise Dierkes
Wednesdays | Oct. 16 - Nov. 6 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
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4-week session, $81, Class ID: 7714
**Class meetings that were canceled due to power outs and evacuations are RESCHEDULED for Nov 20 and Dec 4, 3-5pm.

Expertly guided by Dierkes, see how the study of these famous prehistoric artworks in Europe provides a bigger context to human development and thinking, showing how very connected modern man is to the ancient people who created these works.