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We offer fall, spring and summer courses at various locations across Oklahoma City. Topics change each semester and range from art, history, culture, cinema, cuisine and more.
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Oklahoma City Fall 2023 Course Offerings

Registration now open!


  • OF23-111 OKC Town Hall

    Mondays, 10a-12p, 8wks | 9/18-11/6

    Format: Presentation

    Instructor: Various

    Location: Epworth Villa

    Important Info: Free, registration required


    Join us to hear from various speakers on timely topics, such as scam and fraud prevention, integrative cardiology, the growing film industry in Oklahoma and OKC, Oklahoma’s multi-purpose plan for aging, baseball history, Harm Reduction 101, “Who is Elmire Sauberan Smyrl (Scott)?” and more.


    September 18 | Creating a Dialogue with Works of Art

    Debby William, Arts Administration


    September 25 | Book Talk

    Dr. David Prentice, Author and Historian


    October 2 | Oklahoma’s Multi-Sector Plan on Aging

    Hon. Lance Robertson, Director, Guidehouse


    October 9 | SHRED the Stigma: Harm Reduction 101

    Drew Cook, Founder and Executive Director, Safety Harm Reduction Education & Delivery (Shred the Stigma)


    October 16 | Integrative Cardiology

    Dr. Trang Nguyen, Board-certified Geriatric Pharmacist


    October 23 | Who is Elmira Sauberan Smyrl (Scott)?

    Sara Werneke, Coordinator, Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, OK/SHPO


    October 30 | Scam and Fraud Prevention

    Deputy Tara Hardin, TRIAD Coordinator for Oklahoma CountyOklahoma County Sheriff’s Office


    November 6 | Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City

    Lauren Sullivan, Executive Director



  • OF23-112 The Films of Jack Lemmon

    Mondays, 1:30-3:30p, 6wks | 9/18-10/23

    Format: Presentation

    Instructor: Dennis Scott, Film Historian

    Location: Epworth Villa

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $25


    He’s been called one of the most consistently acclaimed actors in movie and TV history. You may recognize him as the anxious everyman from both dramatic and comedic roles or his long partnerships with director Billy Wilder or fellow actor Walter Matthau. Let’s enjoy this master at work by watching some of his classic films: Mr. Roberts (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), Irma La Douce (1963), The Fortune Cookie (1966) and The Odd Couple (1968). All but Mr. Roberts were directed by Wilder.


  • OF23-211 Get to Know Your Apple Tech

    Tuesdays, 10-11a, 4wks | 9/19-10/10

    Format: Participation

    Instructor: Apple Store Geniuses

    Location: Penn Square Mall

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $15. Max 10.


    Does it sometimes feel like the more you try to stay on top of things, the more you get behind — especially when it comes to the wonderful world of technology? Let us help with at least one aspect of your personal tech — your Apple devices. In this course, we’ll cover a different topic each week with the smart people from Apple covering topics such as personalizing your Apple watch, taking pictures with your iPhone, getting started with your iPhone and more. 

  • OF23- 311 Strategies to Promote Brain Health and Mental Balance (Live Feed) CANCELED

    Wednesdays, 10a-12p, 8wks | 9/20-11/8

    Format: Live Feed

    Instructor: Michael Patterson, Creative Aging Specialist

    Location: Healthy Living OKC

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $25


    This course will review the risk and protective factors associated with the Behavioral Roots of Brain Health. Learn a framework for overcoming mental confusion and conflict by cultivating healthy and positive mindsets and mental dispositions. Topics covered include using your mind to manage autonomic nervous system, mental exercise and stimulation, mind balancing, managing mindsets and mental dispositions, habits, routines, creativity and more. 

  • OF23-352 Carved in Stone: Gravestone Graphics and Cemetery Costums (Live Feed)

    Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30p, 4wks | 10/18-11/8

    Format: Lecture

    Instructor: Luann Sewell Waters, Educator

    Location: Healthy Living OKC

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $25


    When you visit a cemetery, you enter a world where a secret language tells the story of the dead ... and the living. Gravestones are rich in a language of symbol that changes over time, which can make it difficult to interpret original meanings. By studying the symbols and customs, especially those in Oklahoma, you’ll learn more than names and dates. You’ll glean histories, genealogy, social membership and occupations. You’ll also learn about science, art and historic architecture. You might even glimpse some residents’ thoughts on an afterlife.

  • OF23- 411 Cherokee Old Settlers (Live Feed)

    Thursdays, 10a-12p, 6wks | 9/21-10/26

    Format: Lecture

    Instructor: Jonita Mullins, Historian and Author

    Location: Healthy Living OKC

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $25


    For thirty years before the infamous Trail of Tears in 1839, the Cherokees had slowly been migrating west. These early settlers in Indian Territory came to be called “Old Settlers.”  They built a life for themselves in the West, but when the Trail of Tears brought the eastern Cherokees to Indian Territory, the clash between the two groups brought their nation to the brink of their own civil war.

  • OF23- 412 Let's Do Lunch: OKC Restaurant Crawl

    Thursdays, 12:30-2p, 6wks | 9/21-10/26

    Format: Participation

    Location: Various

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $10. Max 15.


    In this course, we’ll meet weekly for lunch at a different locally owned restaurant. We’ll learn about the history of each restaurant, the owner, the food and how the menu was inspired. Most importantly, we’ll eat. Planned locations: Hopscotch Kitchen & Bar, La Herradura Mexican Restaurant, Hideaway Pizza, Haydeh’s Bistro, Neighborhood Jam and Birdie’s Fried Chicken. Subject to change.


    Fee does not include lunch.


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