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HAPPENINGS

Tax Alert: Under AARP’s Tax-Aide program, OASIS is offering free tax preparation services for tax year 2019 to Seniors and Low Income taxpayers. During January, you will begin receiving various Federal and State documents required for tax return preparation, set these documents aside and bring them to your tax appointment. Such documents include the following:

–W-2: Wages from employment

–SSA 1099: Social Security

–1099-R: Pension/IRA income

–1099-B: Brokerage statements

–1099-INT: Interest income

–1099-DIV: Dividend income

–1099-MISC: Business/Self-Employment income plus associated expenses

–1095-A: If on the Covered California healthcare program

–1099-LTC: If you have long-term care insurance

Tax appointments at OASIS can be scheduled. Some tax documents aren’t sent out until later in February (such as year-end combined brokerage statements) so make sure you set an appointment date when you will definitely have all the required documents.

One Warm Coat, continuing through February 28. They will be collecting new and gently used coats and jackets for our local homeless population. Please bring your donations to the OASIS lobby.

Weekday Lunch. Welcome to lunch! Want to meet new friends? Come join other seniors on weekdays in the Evelyn Hart Event Center, Monday through Friday, from 12-12:30 p.m. Delicious hot and cold lunches are served by a local catering company. Reservations by 9 a.m. two days in advance are appreciated. Call 959.718.1820. Suggested donations: $5.50 per meal. Check the OASIS newsletter for the monthly menu calendar. They are collecting new blankets and throws to give to their Home Delivered Meals clients. They have at least 60 people they would like to give to...and they are asking the community to help reach their goal.

Meal & A Movie on Wednesday, Feb. 26 with the screening of This Beautiful Fantastic. The meal starts at 12 p.m.; the movie starts at 1 p.m. in the Evelyn Hart Event Center. Call 949.718.1820 the prior Friday to request a meal. Movie Synopsis: When her landlord forces librarian and aspiring author Bella Brown to clean up her overgrown garden, she meets grumpy elderly neighbor Alfie Stephenson, who’s an avid horticulturalist -- and an unlikely friendship is born. 

Starring: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine and Anna Chancellor. Running time: 1 hr. 32 mins.

TUESDAY NIGHT TOPICS LECTURES will return in 2020. Schedule TBD.

VOLUNTEERISM

ENC Museum Docents. Interested in spending time helping out the Environmental Nature Center (ENC)? Docents staff the front desk, greet visitors and provide information at the ENC’s state-of-the-art learning facility. Training will cover frequently asked questions, emergency information, and ENC policies and procedures. Commit to volunteering one day a week or just one day a month. This training is for both experienced as well as brand new docents. It is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. Volunteer hours: Weekends, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12-4 p.m. Weekdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12:30-5 p.m. Register at www.encenter.org.

CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

Let’s Go Trippin’: Travel Film Series. This group meets every other month on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the OASIS Event Center A. Join the “excursion,” for a first-hand account of travels from different presenters and to different locations. Free and RSVP is not required.

Garden Club. This club meets the first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. in OASIS Room 4. Features a speaker on gardening at each meeting. Come learn about gardening. For more information about membership, contact Carolyn Rust at 949.640.0223. Free and RSVP is not required.

Veterans Group. This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 12 p.m. in OASIS Event Center. Proposed activities include luncheon meetings, having fun, socializing and comradeship with other veterans, guest speakers, sharing stories and interests, a helping hand to veterans in need and field trips to military/naval points of interest. Free and RSVP is not required.

Current Events Discussion. Join this group which meets on ongoing Mondays from 4-6 p.m. in the OASIS Library. Come to openly discuss current events in a friendly setting. Topics will include news, magazines and movies. Participants are asked to bring an article to share with the group. From time to time, a speaker may present a special topic. Free and RSVP is not required. Led by Peter Michalski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tips to Reduce Sugar, Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium on Thursday, February 27 from 1-2 p.m. in OASIS Room 2A. Join Registered Dietitian Miriam Matulich, RD, for an informative discussion around diet – ways to decrease sugar, fat, sodium and cholesterol in your everyday meals. The class will discuss ways to identify these substances in our food and tips on how to make better choices for a healthier life. Call 949.644.3244 to RSVP for this free lecture.

Women’s Wisdom – Embrace Change after 50. This group meets on Wednesdays from March 18 through May 13 from 3-4:30 p.m. in OASIS Room 3. Embrace this time in your life. Connect with diverse and interesting women, discover new perspectives and opportunities, and impact your life and community. Space is limited to 12 participants and there is a $10 material fee due at the first class meeting. For questions regarding the group, contact the facilitator Barbara Stern, MSW at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. RSVP to 949.644.3244.

Learn a New Language with Portal Languages. Portal Languages teaches Italian, French and Spanish with six- to eight-week courses. Come learn a new skill and make new friends in the New Year. View page 19 in the February newsletter for class dates, times and costs.

Sing & Pick Hootenanny Group meets every Friday from 1-3 p.m. Bring your stringed instrument or just come and sing along. Takes place in OASIS Room 5.

OASIS Wood Carvers Seek New Members on Thursdays between 8-11 a.m. This group works on individual projects and welcomes new members. Come any Thursday and see Junie Allen to sign up, or find out more about the group. Instructors are available during class time to assist members. Group members are asked to contribute $15 every three months for class tool and machine maintenance. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/oasiswood.

Head to Toe Fitness on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. Cost: $65/8. Drop ins $12/1; no refunds. Starting with dynamic stretching and low impact movements, this class includes light-weight training and floor exercises, helping you maintain bone density as it strengthens and stretches muscles throughout the body.

Longevity Stick on ongoing Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and it’s free. These easy-to-learn gentle movements promote physical fitness and mental relaxation. Bring a one-inch round (in diameter) wood stick that has a length equivalent to your body height. Most hardware stores carry wood sticks. Meets at Grant Howald Park, 3000 5th Ave., Corona del Mar.

Writing Roundtable Group on ongoing Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in OASIS Room 5. It’s free but RSVP is required. Led by Jos Vloet, this class is dedicated to improving writing skills by presenting readings, then receiving critiques. Authors can bring prepared material, double spaced, with a copy for each attendee. A classroom copy machine is available. Content can include short stories, personal essays, a magazine article or poem. Reading time depends upon class attendance. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Zumba Gold classes are offered at varying times. Costs vary. Offered by CS Dance Factory, your dance party workout will have you groovin’ at your own pace. Easy to follow, low-impact dance steps to zesty Latin and international music. Meet new friends while moving and having fun. Improve balance, strength and mobility. The instructors will uplift and energize you.

New! One-on-One Technology Tutoring by appointment only in the OASIS Computer Lab. Cost: $62 per hour. Private instruction  by Carole Kamper is designed to zero in on your needs taught by a credentialed instructor with 25+ years of teaching computers to adults. Professional, in-depth help for your computer (PC or MAC), tablet, iPhone or iPad. Monday through Thursday timeslots available. All tutoring takes place at OASIS. Dates and times to be agreed upon by instructor and student prior to registration. Registration and payment are due to OASIS at least five business days prior to a lesson. No refunds once registered. Contact the instructor directly to set up a time, Carole Kamper: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,or call 949.230.5902.

Intro to Facebook & Social Media Sites on Thursdays, February 27 through March 12 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the OASIS Computer Lab. Cost: $52/3. Led by Barbara Yin Milbert, in this introductory class you will learn about Facebook and the pros and cons of joining this popular social network. You will also learn how to set up an account and select your security and privacy settings. In addition, you will touch upon the other social media sites: Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest. Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent.

IPAD Basics on Tuesday, March 17 from 1-3 p.m. in the OASIS Computer Lab. Cost: $38. Led by Carole Kamper, this class will help you learn the basics of your Apple iPad. You will cover using an iPad as a reader, accessing the internet, doing email and watching videos/movies. In addition, you will explore taking photos and storing them as well as using the calendar.

IPhone for Beginners on Monday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the OASIS Computer Lab. Cost: $38. Led by Carole Kamper, this class is designed for new and not so new users of iPhones. Instruction will cover the basics of making and receiving calls, setting up voicemail, sending and receiving text messages and other general topics of use to beginning smartphone users. Please contact the instructor if you have any questions regarding the version of your iPhone for this class. Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent. 949.230.5902.

FINE ARTS, MUSIC & DANCE

Open Art Workshop on ongoing Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the OASIS Art Center. Free. No RSVP is required. For students of any medium, this is the perfect time to catch up on class projects.

Color and Perspective for Oil Painting on Mondays, February 24 through March 23 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the OASIS Art Center. This class, led by Jim Elsberry, helps you understand and mix colors to achieve depth (aerial perspective) in the landscape. Concepts include color values, “push and pull” with color, design and composition and mixing colorful grays to unite the painting. Students work from their own photos or instructor-supplied photos. The focus is landscape, but all subject matter is welcome. Cost: $145/5 with a $15 material fee payable to the instructor. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 310.218.2658.

Ukulele Workout on ongoing Tuesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. at OASIS Event Center C. Free. No RSVP is required. Led by Marianne Ripley, have fun playing the ukulele and singing as a group. Learn new songs and chords. Everyone is welcome, beginner to advanced. 949.642.8737.

Group Drumming on ongoing Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the OASIS Event Center. Free. No RSVP is required. Led by Lee Kix, come and discover your own personal rhythm. Group drumming is a research-based life enhancement tool. It is a music-making protocol that has been shown to boost the immune system, improve mood states, reduce stress and improve creativity and bonding. Studies show that Group Drumming significantly increases the disease-fighting activity of white blood cells that seek out and destroy cancer cells. Open to first 25 people. Doors open at 11:15 a.m.

Beginning Guitar Workshop gets together on ongoing Fridays from 3-4 p.m. and it’s free. No experience is necessary. Come learn to play the guitar in an informal setting. Bring your own acoustic guitar. Takes place in Room 5.

Advanced Guitar Workshop on ongoing Fridays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at OASIS Room 5. Free. No RSVP is required. Led by Glen Jasma, come learn to play the guitar in an informal setting with other guitar players. Experience needed. Bring your own acoustic guitar. For questions on the group format, contact the facilitator. glen@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OASIS Sing Along happens on ongoing Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. and it’s free. Join a group of music aficionados who love to sing together, harmonize and learn new tunes. RSVP is not required. Takes place in OASIS Room 1A.

Hula is on ongoing Mondays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and it’s free. RSVP is not required. Taught by Marianne Ripley.

Knitting & Needlework Group on ongoing Wednesdays from 12-2 p.m. in OASIS Room 3. Led by Golda, this group of experienced needle-workers meets weekly to work on individual projects. Free.

 Instructor Assisted Workshop – Beginner and Advanced on Mondays, February 24 through March 23 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the OASIS Art Center. Led by Nancy Wahamaki Vasek, this workshop is open to all mediums, including acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil and drawing (pen & ink, charcoal and graphite). Vasek, a professional artist and teacher, will help you “push” your style and give you encouragement to take you to the next step as you work on your own individual project. https://www. linkedin.com/in/nancygandolfwahamaki and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please bring a project you are currently working on and any supplies you may need. Cost: $115/5.

ENRICHMENT

Current Events Discussion on ongoing Mondays from 4-6 p.m. in the OASIS Library. Free. Join this group to openly discuss current events in a friendly setting. Topics will include news, magazines and movies. Participants are asked to bring an article to share with the group. From time to time, a speaker may present a special topic.

Writing Roundtable Group on ongoing Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in OASIS Room 5. Free. The class is dedicated to improving writing skills by presenting readings then receiving critiques. Authors can bring prepared material, double spaced with a copy for each attendee. A classroom copy machine is required. Content can include short stories, personal essays, a magazine article or poem. Reading time depends upon class attendance. The instructor is Jos Vloet. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A Different Kind of Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in OASIS Room 1A. Read a different book based on a chosen topic. You will go home with a list of interesting reads. February Theme is the Classics. Free.

Book Discussion Group meetings every second Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. at Newport Beach Central Library. Free and RSVP is not required. Read the book and join the group discussion. Suggested donation of $10 is appreciated. This month’s book is Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin. If you haven’t finished or read the book, come anyway. Presented by the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Corona del Mar.

Technology Tutoring on Monday, Feb. 24 from 2-3 p.m. in the Computer Lab. Free. RSVP is required. Call 949.644.3244. Bring in your device and get assistance. Instructor is The Grey Haired Geek.

Driver Safety (AARP) on Monday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 18 from 12-4 p.m. in OASIS Room 1B. This eight-hour class covers defensive driving strategies, new traffic laws, rules of the road, car control, driving skills/techniques, preparation for written test, DMV test questions, how to tell if you should give up driving and even how to get around when you no longer drive. Some insurance companies offer a three -ear discount on auto insurance upon completion of this course. You must attend class both on Monday and Wednesday to complete the course. In-person, advance registration only. Checks only, made payable to AARP. Fee: $15 for AARP members; $20, non-members.

Book Club in Spanish on the second Monday of the month from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in OASIS Room 1B. Take a journey into literature in the Spanish language. Cruise down the continent and meet Latino writers. Or adventure into Spain by way of famous stories and novels. Explore modern usage of the elements of fiction: plot, characters, setting, imagery and narrative. Each month a different group member will guide you into new territories. Free and no RSVP is required.

OASIS LIBRARY

Did you know that Oasis has a library that is well stocked with books and puzzles available for checkout? The library has current hardback and paperback fiction as well as non-fiction and biographies. There are also special collections of military/veteran books, sailing/nautical books and large print books. It is located adjacent to the game room in the front left section of OASIS. Hours are weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers are often available, but there is a sign-out sheet so that books can be checked out even if no volunteers are present. 

Donations of books and puzzles are always appreciated. They can be left at the library desk or placed in the book return slot. The library is currently hoping to expand the non-fiction/biography and large print book sections. Please stop by to browse or chat with a volunteer.

SPORTS

Endless Sun Surf Lessons. Newport Beach’s Endless Sun Surf School is offering private and group lessons meet under Newport Pier (Lifeguard headquarters building, lower level) and 24th Street. They teach to any surfing ability. Pro surfers will help you develop confidence, competence and awareness as a surfer. Cost: Private, $75/hr.; Two people, $55/hr./pp.; Three people, $50/hr./pp.; Six+ people, 60/2hr./pp. Book your lesson at www.endlesssunsurf.com.

Sailing with the OASIS Sailing Club makes recreational sailing available to members and their guests, and provides instruction in sailing to those members who wish to learn how to handle a sailboat. Enjoy year round sailing in their beautiful Catalina 34MKII sloops, OASIS-V and OASIS-VI. Both are in excellent condition and ready for all-weather operations. Sailing is sometimes tranquil and always enjoyable. More than 150 friendly club members welcome both experienced and new sailors. The Club meets the last Wednesday of every month from 1:30-3 p.m. There is a $50 monthly dues fees. Sailing is free. Google “Oasis Sailing Club” for the website. Call Membership Chair Rob Reid at 510.329.2741 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for membership details. 

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Pickleball – Outdoor Open Courts & Drop-In. Four outdoor courts; no lights. Open Courts: Mon.-Fri., 7-8 a.m. and 12 p.m.-dusk; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-dusk. Drop In: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-12 p.m. A predetermined schedule of play is based on skill levels will be posted at the courts and online. View the schedule at www.newportneachca.gov/sports. Participants will be required to supply their own paddle. Approved paddles must be used at all times. Visit www.newportbeachca.gov/sports for the list of approved paddles. Noise reduced balls will be available onsite. Outdoor pickleball is permitted only at the designated courts.

Pickleball – Indoor Drop-In. Three indoor court for doubles play; no partner is required. Mondays, 12:30-3 p.m.; Fridays, 12:30-3:30  p.m. Paddles and indoor balls are available. All skill levels are welcome. Pay and Play. Drop-in cards can be purchased online at City Hall or Newport Beach Community Center. RSVP not required.

Senior Tennis Group on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Interested in playing tennis? Come out to the San Joaquin Tennis Courts at 1550 Crown Drive, Corona del Mar. Please note: All play is doubles, no need to bring a partner or sign up in advance. Players ranked 3.0 and above are encouraged to participate. Please bring a racquet and $1 for balls. For more information, contact Linda Hardenbergh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let’s Tee it Up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Check-in times and costs vary. Get out and hit the course as the weather is warming up. Groups play at four different courses: Monday: Costa Mesa-Los Lagos, $33 for this long and challenging par 72; Wednesday: Fountain Valley-Mile Square Classic Course, $38; Wednesday: Costa Mesa-Mesa Linda, $26, par 70; and Friday: Fountain Valley-Mile Square Players Course, long and challenging, $40. Cart fees vary. Average cost is $12 per person. Reservations required.

CARDS & GAMES

Bridge from beginning to advanced and duplicate, learn and advance your skills in this stimulating game. Session times and costs vary.

Mah Jongg when experienced players meet on an ongoing basis on Mondays and Fridays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 3. Free and RSVP is not required.

Mexican Train where this interactive fun-packed game is played with dominoes. Beginners should come at 1 p.m. on Fridays to learn how to play. Meets on an ongoing basis on Fridays from 1- 4 p.m. in the Library/Game Room. Free and RSVP is not required.

Ping Pong where new players are always welcome. Meets on an ongoing basis on Tuesday and Thursday from 2-5 p.m. in the Event Center. Free and RSVP is not required.

Scrabble where game boards, tiles and official Scrabble dictionary provided. All levels welcome. Meets on an ongoing basis on Monday from 1:30-4 p.m. in Room 2B. Free and RSVP is not required.

Shanghai/May I where if you know how to play Rummy, you’ll pick up this game in no time. Meets on an ongoing basis on Tuesday from 12:30-4 p.m. in the Library/Game Room. Free and RSVP is not required.

Texas Hold’em Players Wanted whether you are a beginner or advanced experienced. Come enjoy treats and a chance to win a gift certificate to In-n-Out Burger. You should know the basics of poker, and new players are welcome. Meets on the first and third Friday every month from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Room 1B. Play for chips only. Free and RSVP is not required.

MEAL PROGRAMS

Daily lunch program where both hot and cold meals are served Monday through Friday from 12-2:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $4.50 and reservations are required two days in advance by calling 949.718.1820. 

SCREENINGS, SUPPORT GROUPS and COUNSELING

Health Screenings with walk-in Blood Pressure Screenings on the first and third Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. Visual Aid Screening by the Braille Institute for magnifying when eyeglasses are no longer sufficient. Call 714.821.5000 for a free appointment.

Memory Screenings provided by Hoag’s Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program. Take steps now to maintain healthy brain aging for years to come. Adopting strategies to reduce your risk for multiple medical conditions will help maintain your brain health as you age. The Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program promotes early detection and prevention of cognitive impairment through education and monitoring of cognitive health. To schedule a personalized, confidential memory screening at OASIS, call 949.764.6288. The screenings are generously subsidized by Hoag Neurosciences Institute and offered at a cost of $45. For more information visit www.ocbrain.org.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group where meetings are open to caregivers, family members and friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia on the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. in OASIS Room 1.

Grief Support Group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 3-4:30 p.m. in OASIS Room 4. Come and join in for coffee or tea, and share in easy and comforting conversation about the loss of your loved one. Please call 888.368.6869 for RSVP or inquiries. Free.

Parkinson’s Resource Organization (PRO) where a group meets the second Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in OASIS Room 2B. This is a support group for caregivers only. Free.

Meals on Wheels where three (3) nutritious meals are delivered Monday through Friday to homebound seniors (60 and older) that qualify for the program. Volunteers take time from their days to use their own vehicles to lovingly ensure that no senior is without a meal. If you have questions about the program, how it works, or if you and a loved one qualify, call 949.718.1811.

TRAVEL

DAY TRIPS

Norton Simon Museum on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Travel to Pasadena to visit the Norton Simon Museum, founded in 1922 and one of OASIS’ favorites. Upon arrival, enjoy an included box lunch at the Norton Simon Garden Café. Afterwards there will be a self-guided audio tour with time to view the exhibits at your own pace and perhaps with a stop in the gift shop. Departs 10:30 a.m. Returns 5 p.m. Cost: $65/$70.

Welk Resort Theatre – A Chorus Line on Saturday, March 7. Travel down to Escondido and enjoy the Welk Theatre’s performance of this stunning Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning musical that captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Lunch at the resort included prior to the performance. Departs 9 a.m. Returns 5 p.m. Cost: $115/$20.

Autry Museum of the American West on Wednesday, March 11. Travel to Griffith Park and visit this world-class museum dedicated to exploring the American West. It was established by Gene Autry to explore and share the comprehensive story of the American West and its multiple cultures. It is organized into three theme areas: Religion and Ritual, Land and Landscape and Migration and Movement. Also, on display will be the 23rd annual Masters of the American West and the Gamble Firearms Gallery which shows more of the context and place of firearms in the Old West. Lunch on your own at one of the park’s most popular cafes, Crossroads West. Departs 8:30 a.m. Returns 5 p.m. Cost: $60/$65.

Wheel of Fortune on Thursday, March 26. Be part of the audience for the taping of this popular show at Sony Studios. Before the show, a tasty lunch included at Cantor’s Deli, one of California’s oldest delis. Departs 11 a.m. Returns 7:30 p.m. Cost: $85/$90.

Ramona Outdoor Pageant on Saturday, April 18. Travel towards Hemet and the San Jacinto Mountains to enjoy this outdoor play performed in a natural bowl located in the mountains. The play is based on the novel, Ramona, by Helen Hunt Jackson and is considered Romeo and Juliet set in the wild, wild west. Included at the pageant site and prior to the play, enjoy a great BBQ lunch. Departs 11 a.m. Returns at approximately 8:30 p.m. Cost: $99/$104.

California Science Center – The Art of the Brick on Wednesday, April 29. Experience “The Art of the Brick,” the world’s largest display of LEGO bricks transformed into more than 100 sculptures by artist, Nathen Sawaya. The collection includes original sculptures and re-imagined versions of some world famous masterpieces such as Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” Lunch on your own with time to visit the other exhibits. 

Departs 8:30 a.m. Returns at 5 p.m. Cost: $65/$70.

Pantages Theatre, “Hamilton” - An American Musical on Saturday, Aug. 1. Enjoy orchestra seating at one of the greatest landmarks of Hollywood to see Hamilton, a hip-hop musical which follows the remarkable life story of Alexander Hamilton who was from the West Indies and the right-hand man to George Washington during the Revolution. Its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, retells the tale using rap music and lyrics that even tackle political deal-making. Lunch on your own prior to the performance. Departs 10:30 a.m. Returns 5:30 p.m. Cost: $200/$205. Note: Check to see if seats are still available.

Note: Day Trip Departure/Return Location is the Newport Coast Community Center, 6401 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Coast (corner of Newport Coast Drive and San Joaquin Hills Road).

EXTENDED TRIPS

Laughlin - Riverside Resort & Casino Norton Simon Museum on March 17-19. Take a leisurely to trip to Laughlin (bingo on the bus) and then enjoy the exciting atmosphere of the area. Gamble, walk by the river or take a boat ride, shop or just relax. Departs 8:30 a.m. Returns 5:30 p.m. on March 19. Cost: Single, $170; Double, $135pp.

Wine, Castles and Clydesdales on June 9-12. Travel by bus to the Cambria area for a 3 night/4 day tour. Visit Hearst Castle, a Clydesdale Horse Ranch, 3 Wineries with wine tasting and one lunch in Paso Robles. Stay at the Springhill Suites Resort (3 breakfasts included) in Paso Robles. Visit Cambria, Santa Barbara and Solvang. Cost: Double occupancy, $999 per person; Single occupancy, $1,249.

Note: Extended trips can be 3-5 days within driving range or a shorter flight leaving out of Orange County. New trips to be posted.

Gambling trips are scheduled monthly. All trips are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out. Note: Trips fill up quickly, so sign up early. Travel Office: Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 949.718.1810.

OASIS Senior Center is located at 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar,

92625. Call 949.644.3244. Parking is Free. OASIS Senior Center is on Facebook.

For a complete list of classes, happenings, support groups and trips, visit http://bit.ly/OASISSeniorCenter

They are also listed in the quarterly Newport Navigator, available at Newport Beach Public Library branches.