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We offer fall, spring and summer courses at various locations across Tulsa. Topics change each session and range from art, history, culture, cinema, cuisine and more.
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Tulsa Summer 2024 Course Offerings

Course registration now open.
  • TS24-0132 Say What? Steps to Take If You Suspect a Hearing Loss

    Monday, 1:30-3:30p, 1wk | 6/3

    Format: Presentation

    Instructor: Diana Emerson, Community Resources Coordinator

    Location: The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $10


    We’ll cover the topic of hearing loss. What should you do if you suspect a hearing loss in yourself or a loved one? Or what if your family has a history of hearing loss? The instructor will take you step-by-step through the process, helping you figure out what to do. She will share low-cost and no-cost resources and even teach a few sign language signs. A tour of the Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges will be available after the presentation for those interested. All are welcome.

  • TS24-0511 Broken Arrow Neighbors - NEW DATE

    Friday, 10a-12p, 1wk | 6/7 DATE CHANGE

    Format: Tour

    Instructor: Megan Quickle, Executive Director

    Location: At Location

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $10


    Discover Broken Arrow Neighbors, where compassion meets community. Join us on a tour through the group’s Rose District hub, where BAN has been meeting needs in the community by providing essential resources, job mentorship and more. The group empowers individuals and families toward self-sufficiency. They’ve been helping neighbors in need in Broken Arrow and Coweta since 1983. See how offering dignity-driven assistance makes a difference.

  • TS24-0521 Tulsa Water Plant Tour

    Friday, 10a-12p, 1wk | 5/31

    Format: Tour

    Instructor: Greg Cato, Operations Supervisor

    Location: City of Tulsa Mohawk Water Treatment Plant

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $10


    We use it every day, but do we give a second thought to how we get it? Here’s your chance to see firsthand where Tulsa water is sourced and what happens to it after going down the drain. What chemicals may or may not be present, how is water tested, how do city employees keep our water safe, will we run out of water? You’ll hear directly from plant management who will show you the site and answer your questions.

  • TS24-0531 Charcuterie Class - CANCELED

    Friday, 10a-12p, 1wk | 6/7

    Format: Participation

    Instructor: Jo Swanson, Co-Owner

    Location: Pour Choices, Broken Arrow

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $10. $65 supply fee.


    Learn how to bring together cheeses, cured meats, veggies, crackers and other goodies in creative ways to add flair to your snacking and hosting. Learn what pairs well and how to pull everything together.

  • TS24-0541 Inside TUL2: Amazon's Fulfillment Center

    Friday, 10a-12p | 6/14

    Format: Tour

    Instructor: Amazon Operations Personnel

    Location: At Location

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $10


    We’ll visit the 2-million square-foot facility known as TUL2, an Amazon robotics sortable fulfillment center. It consists of four floors with about 28 million items inside at any time. See how the hundreds of thousands of items are processed daily from the site where employees often work alongside robots in picking, packing and shipping small to medium-sized customer orders. This will be a walking and standing tour, and closed toe/closed heel shoes are required.

  • TS24-111 Sharing Genealogy Research with Family

    Mondays, 10a-12p, 4wks | 5/20-6/17

    Format: Lecture

    Instructor: Rebecca Hatchett, Genealogist

    Location: Church of the Madalene
    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $25


    You have been collecting your ancestors' names, dates and stories for years, but you need ideas for how to share this information with your family and other researchers. This is the class for you! From websites to blogs to social media, we'll explore ways to share your stories online with family far and near. Or maybe you would rather create something you can hand to your children and grandchildren. We'll also explore many creative ways to share family stories, recipes and photographs in book form. Finally, maybe your goal is to plan a family reunion and share stories and photos with your cousins in person. We'll talk about getting started and planning step-by-step for the big day.

  • TS24-211 Short Stories & Poetry of Ireland - CANCELED

    Tuesdays, 10a-12p, 4wks | 5/21-6/11

    Format: Lecture

    Instructor: Pam Kannady, Retired Teacher

    Location: Church of the Madalene
    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $25. Max 15 students.


    This discussion-based course will cover poetry and short works by Irish, English and American writers. We will read outside of the class, but all reading material will be provided online.

  • TS24-2111 Saving & Organizing Family Photos

    Tuesdays, 10a-12p, 2wks | 5/21 & 5/28

    Format: Participation

    Instructor: Lisa Kirkley, Owner & Founder of Photo Solutions Forever

    Location: Church of the Madalene
    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $25. Max 15 students.


    Are you overwhelmed with all the photos on your phone? Do you have a large tub or box filled with old photos, videos and slides? Learn how to get started organizing your photos. Find out what’s best based on your needs. You will learn about conversion of old media with the guidance on developing a legacy plan for you and your family to preserve your photos, history and stories. Isn’t it time to enjoy your photos and lifetime of memories? Join us to learn how.

  • TS24-311 Irish Movies

    Wednesdays, 10a-12:30p, 3wks | 5/22-6/5

    Format: Presentation

    Instructor: Dennis Scott, Film Historian

    Location: TBD
    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $25


    We’ll visit the Emerald Isle in film. Join in as we watch “The Quiet Man” (1952), a romantic comedy-drama starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara; “Finian's Rainbow” (1968), a musical fantasy directed by Francis Ford Coppola and staring Petula Clark and Fred Astaire; and “Belfast” (2021), an Academy-nominated coming-of-age film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Judi Dench and Caitriona Balfe. 

  • TS24-411 Barn Quilt Painting

    Thursdays, 10a-12p, 2wks | 5/23 & 5/30

    Format: Participation

    Instructor: Stacey Jones, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, OSU Extension

    Location: Church of the Madalene
    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $10. $40 supplies fee. Max 15 students.


    A barn quilt is a quilt block that can be painted on a piece of wood and then sealed. This is traditionally displayed outdoors. Come learn about different quilt patterns, select one and make a barn quilt for yourself.

  • TS24-412 Let's Do Lunch! Tulsa Restaurant Crawl

    Thursdays, 1-2:30p, 4wks | 5/30-6/20

    Format: FULL

    Location: Various

    Important Info: A La Carte Price: $10, Fee does not include lunch. Max 15 people.


    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: Ludger's, Wild Fork, Kilkenney's and Mexicali Border. Locations may change based on availability.

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