The Wizard of Oz: UFM Lifetime Learning Class

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 6:30pm

Location: Community Room at Meadowlark

UFM Lifetime Learning and Meadowlark present The Wizard of Oz. This three-session course will begin Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room. The second and third sessions will meet Tuesday, Oct. 11, and Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The Wizard of Oz has been inextricably linked with our culture since 1900. It is the world’s favorite fairytale. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by W.W. Denslow, and published in 1900. The book gave rise to an official series containing 40 novels. Immediately, after the publication, the story was picked up by the stage and then by the movie industry beginning with silent films. MGM’s 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, is ranked number 10 in the American Film Institute’s top 100 films. The popularity of this story has given rise to numerous animated films, graphic novels, spin-off novels, films, and musicals. The class will explore the history of this wonderful franchise with instructor Chris Glasgow.

Enrollment is now open and can be completed by calling (785) 539-8763. If the office is not open, leave a message, and a staff member will call you back. This class is offered through UFM at no charge to Meadowlark residents, and Passport members may attend with a 20-percent discount. Reminder: Meadowlark does not have a partnership agreement with Osher Lifetime Learning; therefore, Osher classes are not available at a discount to Meadowlark affiliates.