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Oakton's emeritus seminar program returns

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Join local experts for "Passages Seminar," a series of potpourri lectures offered by the Emeritus Program at Oakton. The eight-week series meets 1--2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Jan. 17, and kicks off with "How Painters Paint," which details how an American Impressionist painter transforms a sheet of white paper into a work of art. Other lectures include: "From Snow Bird to Song Bird: The Art of Phoebe Snow" (Jan. 24), "Israel Now: Art, Architecture, and Parks" (Jan. 31), "Les Miserables" (Feb. 7), "George Orwell: Writer and Fighter" (Feb. 14), "Alexander: The End of an Empire" (Feb. 21), "Poetry: The Warp and Weave of Life" (Feb. 28), and "Modern China's Architecture"(March 6). Lectures take place at the Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave. The series-only fee is $40 for in-district residents age 60 and over, and $55 for out-of-district residents and those under age 60. All registrants will be charged an $8 nonrefundable processing fee. For information, call (847) 635-1414 or (847) 982-9888, press 3, or visit