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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Twyla Dell Ph.D. "What Is An Energy Transition & Where Are We In This One?”
Community Moment: Nate Brame
Musical Guest: Jacob Bigus

“What Is An Energy Transition and Where Are We In This One?”

We talk A LOT about energy efficiency, climate change, global warming and, of course, that wonderful word “sustainability.” But do we have ANY real idea where we are in all this? Are we in an energy transition or not? As a community are we doing our best? What does an energy transition feel like? What will our life be like when we move from oil-based to solar-based living? 

In this session Twyla Dell, Ph.D., will share some of her dissertation on the fuel and energy history of Kansas City, “Wood Pile to Wind Turbines: Kansas City’s Energy History from 1820 to 2020.” Much has happened on the banks of the Missouri as it turns north and forced passengers on river boats to abandon water transportation “at the jumping off point” of Kansas City. From the limestone pier pioneers made their way to Westport to outfit for a trek across the prairie in a very Wood Age energy suite—horse, wagon, grass as fuel for horses and oxen to walk across the prairie.

Two hundred years later we can look back at Kansas City’s history through an energy lens and see what the story tells us about energy transitions. From walking to riding a train to flying, we have made it to California from here. We have used every kind of fuel and energy combination available to get there. 

We will learn the difference between fuel and energy, see three fuel/energy transitions at work, and focus on the Kansas City community as its advances into the new world of alternative fuels. We can also question what we want our communities to look like in 2100 vs. what we fear they may become?

Twyla Dell received her Ph.D. in environmental studies from Antioch University New England in 2009 where she studied fuel and energy transitions and the Kansas City community's passage from one to the next. She expects to publish “Wood Pile to Wind Turbine" in 2017. Her entrepreneurial fable, “The Great Jelly Bean War,” how to share nature’s bounty while protecting it for the future, will be published this spring.

*By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/)

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Bring the family and join us for another happy hour! 

Parents with young kids (and people who don't mind kids) are invited to enjoy a family-friendly wine, beer, or whatever-you-fancy happy hour. EVERYONE is welcome, whether you have kids or not! 

Please bring a snack and a bottle of your favorite wine/beer/whatever to share. 

Melanie and Clay’s house has plenty of street parking and room for friends – the more the merrier! They have dogs and cats; the dogs will be out of sight, but the cats are friendly, so plan accordingly if you have allergies. 

There are a few steps to get in the front door, but the main level is pretty open and accessible. 

The address will be sent out prior to the event to those who RSVP. Please message Stacy Leonard with questions.

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

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Here's our 2nd year video montage.

What an amazing anniversary weekend!

(Props to Larry Stringer for creating this video!)

https://youtu.be/gCmN1YnoltU

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Join your fellow Oasians for an evening of food and libations at Bier Station. We have reserved their Biergarten room. Food will be brought to the table, and you can order your drinks at the bar. If you have questions or if you are concerned you won't know anyone at the event, get in touch with James Wartell. 

Leave the kids with a sitter; this is our monthly adult happy hour.

We'll see you there!

By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.

Featured Speakers: Author and photographer John Hess
Community Moment: Stacy Leonard
Musical Guest: TBA

John Hess is an author, photographer, and professor Emeritus at the University of Central Missouri State University. He has taught evolutionary biology in several of its facets: evolution, genetics, ecology, ornithology, and herpetology. 
Brawley Creek Photography
http://www.brawleycreek.com/

*By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/)

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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.

Featured Speakers: Comedians Michael Foster & Laura Irwin
Community Moment: Sarah Israel
Musical Guest: JJ Cantrell

About our speakers:
Michael Foster is the General Manager and Education Director of the KC Improv Company. He has been doing improv for over a decade and teaches, performs, and directs improv with KCIC. He directs the Unusual Suspects murder mystery format and runs the KCIC Training Center.

Laura Irwin is a teacher and improviser with the KC Improv Company and has been improvising since 2007. She loves performing musical improv and dreams of one day doing a show with her adorable dog, Carmen, a 6-year-old Shiba Inu who loves pepperjack cheese and wheat thins. When not improvising, Laura is a Civil Engineer who performs hydrologic and hydraulic analysis on bridges and culverts.


*By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/)

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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Bart Campolo "The Positive Power of Community"
Community Moment: Kate Laws
Musical Guest: Mark Lowrey

About our featured speaker:
During his three decades of Christian ministry, Bart Campolo became increasingly committed to cultivating loving relationships, working for social justice and appreciating the wonders of life. Now, as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California, Bart’s mission is to inspire and equip fellow nonbelievers all over the world who are banding together to actively pursue goodness in an openly secular way. www.BartCampolo.org

*By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/)

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Join KC Oasis as we help feed and clothe those in need at Micah Ministry!

The Micah Ministry is a charitable organization that seeks to help anyone, regardless of race, gender, religious (or non-religious) affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or any other trait - as long as they could use some help, the Micah Ministry is there to help them.

The Micah Ministry operates in a way that’s a bit different from traditional support organizations. They feed those who seek their services with a restaurant-style waiting operation: volunteers take drink and food orders and deliver the food to them, providing seconds if needed and continuing to refill their drinks as needed.

In addition to food, if there are enough volunteers, they operate a clothing and household items (toiletries, candles, blankets, and other items) store. Volunteers ask each person for their order, go back into the store room, and retrieve the requested items as long as they are in stock.

The Micah Ministry is a religious organization, which means that the event is started by an optional group prayer at the beginning. 

In our past volunteer experiences with them, we have never been pressured to pray with them and they have always been glad to have us participate in their group.

Pictures are permitted to be taken prior to the admission of those in need, but, once people are being admitted into the dining area, no pictures are allowed.



*By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/)
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