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November 2016

Einstein's Circle: DIVIDED WE STAND … group think, anxiety and trust

November 16, 2016 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$5 – $6

Click image to enlarge. DIVIDED WE STAND ... group think, anxiety and trust MODERATOR: DONALD HAGAN, CFA / CO-MODERATOR: DR. ALAN GRINDAL, MD - NEUROLOGIST Many people feel that that this was the most contentious election in history. Well, perhaps not, but certainly, in our lifetime. No doubt, this election was divisive and created an angry electorate. Was the media responsible for concocting the elements or did they just help us recognize them? Are we being brainwashed and coerced by…

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Office Closed for Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - November 25, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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December 2016

Office Closed for Winter Break

December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - January 3, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Winter Break (tentative due to timing of Winter term registration)

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January 2017

ACADEMY TALKS – PRAGUE: THE CITY OF DVORAK, SMETANA AND KAFKA

January 11, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

“PRAGUE: THE CITY OF DVORAK, SMETANA AND KAFKA” Wednesday: Jan. 11 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Today’s Czech Republic has a complex history. Its capital is Prague, one of the most popular destinations in Central Europe. Some of the country’s most prolific composers Antonin Dvorak and Bedrich Smetana and writer Franz Kafka, were either born in Prague or lived there. We will learn about the cultural and scientific life of Prague and discuss exceptional Czech, architects, decorative and performing…

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Office Closed for Martin Luther King Day

January 16, 2017
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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ACADEMY TALKS – GAINING ECONOMIC INSIGHTS FROM YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE

January 25, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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“GAINING ECONOMIC INSIGHTS FROM YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE” Wednesday: Jan. 25 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Did you know that economists address everyday problems that you would not expect them to address? For example, what is the best way to motivate people to lose weight? What do Sumo wrestlers and teachers have in common? How do economic concepts explain moneyball and new, low cost government policies? This talk will illustrate how the audience can use books such as Think Like…

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February 2017

ACADEMY TALKS – FLAT, HUMID, AND HURRICANES – LET’S MOVE TO FLORIDA!

February 1, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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“FLAT, HUMID, AND HURRICANES – LET’S MOVE TO FLORIDA!” Wednesday: Feb. 1 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ever wonder why Florida “sticks out” unlike any other part of the U.S. (except for Alaska) or why sinkholes form, or how the Florida Keys came to be or why Lake Okeechobee is sending guacamole to Stuart? There’s a lot to discover when it comes to the atmosphere, water sphere, and land sphere. These three ‘spheres’ will form the broad base of…

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ENCORE! Create your next chapter with Joy + Purpose

February 3, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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ARE YOU POISED ON THE BRINK OF A LIFE TRANSITION, OR ARE YOU EAGER TO START A NEW CHAPTER IN LIFE? “Creating Your Life Transition with Joy and Purpose” a full-day conference at Academy East State College of Florida at Lakewood Ranch. In either case, life transitions those that are expected (retirement, empty nest) and unexpected (death of a spouse, sudden illness), bring questions of Where do I go from here? What do I want out of life? How do…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

February 8, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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The roots of artificial intelligence go back to Greek mythology and stories of alchemy in the Middle Ages suggest inanimate objects with human brains. The process we think of currently, however, didn’t formally begin until 1956, when the name Artificial Intelligence (AI) was applied with a primary objective of developing natural language that would allow computers to understand and communicate with each other. Today industries, businesses and universities spend vast amounts of money on AI research, despite theoretical physicist Stephen…

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ACADEMY TALKS – THE RELIGIONS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

February 22, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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“THE RELIGIONS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA” Wednesday: Feb. 22 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Southeast Asia is a region filled with religious diversity. There are five major religious systems in the countries from Myanmar to Timor-Leste ranging from the deistic to those that are polytheistic or non-deistic. Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, and animism make up these diverse religious and cultural landscapes that are centuries old. We will discuss these religions and offer suggestions of what to do when visiting a…

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Seminar at Sea Series Registration Ends

February 28, 2017

SPECIAL INVITATION Dr. Larry Thompson and Janna Overstreet would like to invite you to join them next Spring, February 19-March 2, 2018, for Lauren Rudd’s First Annual “Seminar at Sea, series.” 11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise – Celebrity Reflection This cruise is a non-profit educational event, benefiting the Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy as part of Ringling College of Art and Design and Ringling College generally. Academy of Lifelong Learning and Ringling College. There are NO fees for attending his…

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March 2017

Spring 2017 8-Session Spring Term Begins

March 6, 2017
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Spring 2017 4-Session Spring Term Begins

March 6, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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GALILEO’S TRIAL

March 7, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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Tuesday, March 7 • 1-2 p.m. Harry Dammers Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei made a number of significant discoveries that laid the groundwork for modern physics and astronomy. Unfortunately, his pioneering accomplishments were not always widely accepted. We will discuss the history of astronomy leading up to Galileo, what he discovered, how he got in trouble, and how his case was finally resolved.

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

March 8, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Spring Einstein’s Circle dates: March 8, 22, and 29; April 5, 12, and 19 Wednesdays • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Einstein’s Circle discussions are free and open to the public. No prior registration required. Einstein’s Circle is a place where people gather to engage in an open exchange of ideas, opinions, and information on a variety of topics. These popular give-and-take discussions focus on political, social, and economic issues, as well as current events and concerns. Topics to be decided closer…

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SPRING ACADEMY TALKS – “CLIMATE CHANGE, BAY LEVEL RISE, AND THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF SARASOTA BAY”

March 8, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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“CLIMATE CHANGE, BAY LEVEL RISE, AND THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF SARASOTA BAY” Wednesday: Mar. 8 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Speaker: Jack Merriam $6 general admission; $5 Academy members. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. A recent economic study of Sarasota Bay established a value of $11.8 billion to Sarasota and Manatee counties. We will discuss how climate change and bay level rise are currently impacting the bay and what we can expect in the future. Some…

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THE ELEMENTS OF LIFE—A KEY TO THE EVOLUTION OF LIVING SPECIES

March 15, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Wednesday, March 15 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jim Vartuli There are 120 elements known to man. However, living organisms only require less than 20% of them to sustain life. In this discussion, we will determine which elements are needed, what they do, and why they are essential to life. Finally, we will question if this dependence on approximately 20 elements is an explanation for the chemical evolution of living organisms.

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ACADEMY TALKS– A WINDOW INTO THE CONSUMER’S MIND

March 15, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$5 – $6

A WINDOW INTO THE CONSUMER’S MIND Wednesday: March 15 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Dr. Leon Alexander How much do we know about why we buy? What truly influences our buying decisions? A catchy slogan, an infectious jingle? Or do our buying decisions take place below the surface, so deep within our sub-conscious minds, were barely aware of them. Dr. Alexander will share his expertise on behavioral psychology and will give insights into the evolution of consumer thinking. You…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE – BIG HISTORY: 13.8 BILLION YEARS OF IT!

March 22, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

SPRING EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE “BIG HISTORY: 13.8 BILLION YEARS OF IT!” Wednesday: March 22 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Jeff Rodgers $6 general admission; $5 Academy Members. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. What can the birth of stars tell us about early humans? The Universe is viewed as a series of moments, called thresholds: Thresholds include the Big Bang, the formation of stars, the creation of elements, the building of solar systems, the origin (and evolution) of life,…

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Einstein’s Circle: BIG History: 13.8 BILLION YEARS OF IT!

March 22, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$5.00

EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE WED., MARCH 22, 2017 - 3-4:30 P.M. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 1050 S. TUTTLE AVE., BLDG. #1, SARASOTA, FL 34237 MODERATOR JEFF RODGERS Provost and COO South Florida Museum and Director of Bishop Planetarium EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE WED., MARCH 22, 2017 - 3-4:30 P.M. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 1050 S. TUTTLE AVE., BLDG. #1, SARASOTA, FL 34237 R I N G L I N G C O L L E G E LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY Attendance Fee: $5 for RCLLA Members;…

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Spring Lecture– SECRETS OF LONGEVITY FROM THOSE LIVING THE LONGEST

March 30, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SECRETS OF LONGEVITY FROM THOSE LIVING THE LONGEST Thursday: March 30 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Carol D’Anca $10 general admission; free to Academy members (pre-registration suggested). The “Blue Zones” refers to locations around the world and the individuals who inhabit them. The “Blue Zones” reveal many of the secrets of living a long and purposeful life without encountering the chronic illnesses that Americans endure. As a participant at this lecture, you will learn their secrets of longevity and…

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April 2017

CREATE BETTER BRAIN FUNCTIONING —BY USING BOTH HANDS!

April 5, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Thursday, April 5 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Barbara Dondero Come experience how writing and drawing with left and right hands expands our ability to “see” life more clearly. We’ll discuss how the pioneering work of California art therapist Lucia Capacchione set the stage for this accepted realization. Our session is part lecture, part hands-on, with your observations and input.

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Special Event Lecture– Too Young To Be Old

April 5, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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RETIREMENT EXPERT NANCY K. SCHLOSSBERG, EdD PRESENTS TOO YOUNG TO BE OLD Love, Learn, Work, and Play as You Age Download flyer WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 3-4:30 P.M. RCLLA AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 1050 S. TUTTLE AVE., SARASOTA Tickets: $9 members; $10 general admission Best-selling author and professor, Nancy K. Schlossberg addresses one of the most important questions facing the Baby Boomer generation, “How do I age well?” In her latest book, Too Young To Be Old—Love, Learn, Work, and Play…

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MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF U.S. PRESIDENTS

April 20, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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Thursday, April 20 • 1-2 p.m. Gene H. Ginsberg Medical trends among U.S. president will be the focus of this lecture. We’ll discuss the ailments that were common among presidents, how many died in the White House, and how many were assassinated. We will also examine specific presidents such as FDR, Wilson, and Lincoln and how their illnesses impacted U.S. history. Finally, we will look at the history of presidents’ physicians and how the 25th Amendment deals with presidential succession…

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THE CIA AND THE PRESIDENT’S DAILY BRIEF

April 25, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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Thursday, April 25 • 1-2 p.m. John Rixse Regular intelligence briefings for the President have been the practice since President Truman. In the lecture, we will look at the history of the President’s Daily Brief and what it was like overseeing its preparation and delivery.

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May 2017

Office Closed for Presidents Commencement Holiday

May 15, 2017
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Office Closed for Memorial Day

May 29, 2017
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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August 2017

Fall Term: Member registration

August 22, 2017
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Fall term: Sept. 25-Nov. 17 Member registration: Aug. 22 Open registration: Aug. 29

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Fall Term: Open registration

August 29, 2017
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Fall term: Sept. 25-Nov. 17 Member registration: Aug. 22 Open registration: Aug. 29

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September 2017

Third Annual Lifelong Learning Showcase

September 13, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$79

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Bldg. #1, Sarasota 34237 COST: $79 for four courses; includes continental breakfast and lunch. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Louise Gallagher, Educator and Certified Life Coach TOPIC: “Retirement: Who Needs It?” When it comes to retirement, many of us are pioneers trying to navigate this new time in our lives. We have said goodbye to careers and work relationships that spanned many years of our lives. And now,…

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3RD ANNUAL LIFELONG LEARNING SHOWCASE— JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LEARNING!

September 13, 2017 @ 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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3RD ANNUAL LIFELONG LEARNING SHOWCASE— JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LEARNING! Learn from the experts about history, literature, health, science, philosophy, and more. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • Wed., Sept. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Bldg. #1 * Sarasota 34237 Registration begins: Tuesday, Aug. 15. Fee: $79 for four courses; includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register, call 361-6590 or go to www.suncoastlifelonglearning.org Keynote speaker: Louise Gallagher, Educator and Certified Life Coach Topic: “Retirement: Who Needs It?”…

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Fall term

September 25, 2017 - November 17, 2017
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Fall term: Sept. 25-Nov. 17 Member registration: Aug. 22 Open registration: Aug. 20

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

September 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Wednesdays: Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 25; and Nov. 1, 8, 15 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Einstein’s Circle is a place where people gather to engage in an open exchange of ideas, opinions, and information on a variety of topics. These popular give-and-take discussions focus on political, social, and economic issues, as well as current events and concerns. Einstein’s Circle discussions are free and open to the public. No prior registration required.

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October 2017

FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

October 3, 2017 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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One event on November 14, 2017 at 2:30pm

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 3, Oct. 24, Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton The movie-watching experience has undergone a sea change over the last few years. Even though we can still watch movies in the comfort of our homes on television and have access to them on our electronic devices—most of us still flock to theaters to have a shared viewing experience. That shared…

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CONNECTIONS: The RCLLA Documentary Film Series

October 3, 2017 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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One event on November 14, 2017 at 2:30pm

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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CONNECTIONS: The RCLLA Documentary Film Series Exploring Today’s Global Issues Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom (Room 20) Moderator: Julie Cotton REGISTER: https://reg131.imperisoft.com/LLA/Search/Registration.aspx October 3:  This Changes Everything This film was shot in nine countries and five continents over four years. It is an epic attempt to reimagine the vast challenge of climate change via seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines of the apparent conflict between saving the environment and economic growth. Watch Video »   October 24:  Inn…

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LECTURE: “HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS”

October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS” Thursday, Oct. 12: 1-2 p.m. Alice Newlon Florida was ground zero for the Plume Wars. You will meet characters you know...Marie Antoinette and John James Audubon. You will meet some you do not know, like Guy Bradley, the first environmental martyr, and Boston socialite Harriet Hemingway—no one has used tea more effectively since the Boston tea party. They weave a fascinating story of the collision of birds, fashion, economics, politics, which nearly brought…

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES The Roskamp Institute “Research and Clinical Work in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Disorders”

October 13, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

BEHIND-THE-SCENES The Roskamp Institute “Research and Clinical Work in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Disorders” Friday, Oct. 13 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 2040 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota Fee: $45 (includes lecture/light lunch) Seating is limited. Speakers: Dr. Fiona Crawford and Dr. Cheryl Brandi “Development of New Treatments and Diagnosis for mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)” The presentation will describe the work of the Roskamp team to develop and evaluate the consequences of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). Our team has developed a…

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LECTURE: HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS

October 18, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

LECTURE: HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS Wednesday, Oct. 18: 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND The Fall lecture is free and open to the public Presented by: Alice Newlon Florida was ground zero for the Plume Wars. You will meet characters you know...Marie Antoinette and John James Audubon. You will meet some you do not know, like Guy Bradley, the first environmental martyr, and Boston socialite Harriet Hemingway—no one has used tea more effectively since the…

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November 2017

Academy Talks: A Nazi in the Family

November 1, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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A NAZI IN THE FAMILY Wednesday, Nov. 1 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens M Albiez From his personal perspective of growing up in Germany in the 1960s, Jens M Albiez will discuss how the different phases of discovering, questioning, and understanding The Third Reich evolved. He will describe the impact the Weimar Republic and the Nazi regime had on his family and how Germany and the Germans dealt with the accumulated guilt and shame. Are there lessons to…

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Fall Lecture: “Oh, Florida!” How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country

November 2, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FALL LECTURE “OH FLORIDA! HOW AMERICA’S WEIRDEST STATE INFLUENCES THE REST OF THE COUNTRY” 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM $15 General admission; free to paid Academy members. Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Speaker: Craig Pittman, author and columnist for the Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg Florida. That name. That combination of  sounds. Three simple syllables packing mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punch line. As award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling…

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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE, LAKELAND

November 3, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE, LAKELAND DETAILS: WHAT: Frank Lloyd Wright campus tour at Florida Southern College WHEN: Friday, November 3 TIME: 9 a.m. depart Temple Beth Sholom parking lot; return approx. 5:30 p.m. FEE: $79 per person (includes transportation, gratuities, admission, and lunch). No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Join us for an Academy Adventures tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright campus at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Florida Southern has the largest single-site collection…

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Academy Talks: HOW KIDS LISTENING TO THE RADIO ROCKED AMERICA IN 1955

November 8, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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HOW KIDS LISTENING TO THE RADIO ROCKED AMERICA IN 1955 Wednesday, Nov. 8 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Milberg David Milberg morphs into his 1950s-era D.J. “Radio Dave” persona and takes you back to 1955 with a review of that year’s Billboard Magazine’s highest ranking hit singles. Mr. Milberg will spotlight how the songs radio stations played, and their young audiences heard, rocked America along with the context of the times—news, societal norms, and pop culture. He will…

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REINVENTION CONVENTION

November 9, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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REGISTER REINVENTION CONVENTION Reimagining Perceptions of Aging Thursday, November 9, 2017 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Temple Beth Shalom Hall 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building #1 Sarasota, FL 34237 A collaboration between: Friendship Centers, JFCS Seniors, Age-Friendly Sarasota, and Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy.

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FA17-71 “ITALY: A HISTORY OF REGIONAL CUISINES”

November 13, 2017 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-71 “ITALY: A HISTORY OF REGIONAL CUISINES” Monday, Nov. 13 • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Presenter: Robert Gaglio Italy’s great variety of culinary practices reflects a history long dominated by regionalism and political division, and has led to the common conception of Italian food as a mosaic of regional customs rather than a single tradition. Join Chef Robert Gaglio for an interesting and tasty discussion about this amazing food and enjoy a tasting of some of Chef Robert’s…

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LECTURE: “LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONS”

November 14, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: “LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONS” Tuesday, Nov. 14: 1-2 p.m. Jack Merriam Curious about what’s happening locally in the area of climate change? In this lecture we will discuss climate change adaptation examples in Palmetto, on the Braden River (a tributary of the Manatee River), on a nearby island community, and some right at Westminster Towers & Shores. We will examine the effectiveness of two new developments that use “Low Impact Design” and “Living Seawall” ; plus examples of preserving…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE RETURNS TO RCLLA

November 15, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE RETURNS TO RCLLA 3-4:30 p.m. • Wednesday, November 15 EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE: Timely, Topical, Relevant! Topic and facilitator to be announced in late October. Keeping pace with the times, Einstein’s Circle concentrates on topics people want to know more about. Led by a facilitator expert in the subject matter, participants are invited to join in the discussion. With the only prerequisite being an open mind, you are invited to ask questions and express thoughts, observations, and opinions. It’s fun,…

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January 2018

A GUIDE TO EVOLUTION WITH JOE KERATA

January 2, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on January 4, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on January 25, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on February 1, 2018 at 10:00am

Downtown Library – Bradenton, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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MANATEE LIBRARIES, RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY & SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM PRESENT: A GUIDE TO EVOLUTION WITH JOE KERATA 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 4, 25 and Feb. 1 DOWNTOWN LIBRARY 1301 BARCARROTA BLVD. W., BRADENTON 34205 Free and open to the public Drug-resistant bacteria? Catastrophic asteroids? Social Darwinism? The Galapagos Islands? Genetic engineering? Mass extinctions? Apes and Humans? Discover the “nuts and bolts” of natural selection and develop a simple, plain-English working knowledge of this fascinating field while discussing its…

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Winter 2018 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

January 9, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Winter 2018 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 3 Sessions: Jan. 9, Jan. 30, Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton Fee: Winter series: $33 member; $36 non-member. Fees for individual films: $11 member; $12 non-member. If available, single tickets will be sold the day of screening. Attendance limited to 50. REGISTER: https://reg131.imperisoft.com/LLA/Search/Registration.aspx Our new documentary film series titled CONNECTIONS is an opportunity for our students and others to connect to…

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Lecture: “THE MORALITY OF CAPITALISM”

January 9, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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“THE MORALITY OF CAPITALISM” Guest Lecturer: Dr. Tom G. Palmer of the Atlas Network Tuesday: Jan. 9 • 5-6 p.m. Lecture • 6-6:45 p.m. book signing and reception To register, call 941-309-5111 or go to www.rclla.org $15 general admission. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. For complete information. click to download flyer  

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Winter Einstein’s Circle dates: Wednesdays: January 10, 17 & 31; February 7, 14 & 28 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. THE CENTER OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND 407 Magnolia Ave., Holmes Beach. Einstein’s Circle discussions are free and open to the public. No prior registration required. Einstein’s Circle is a place where people gather to engage in an open exchange of ideas, opinions, and information on a variety of topics. These popular give-and-take discussions focus on…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE” Thursday, Jan. 11 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This lecture will introduce the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Specific instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the anxiety that so many of us experience today. Lectures sponsored…

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ACADEMY TALKS: PROGRESS AND POLLUTION: HOW DO WE STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY?

January 17, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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PROGRESS AND POLLUTION: HOW DO WE STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY?” Wednesday: Jan. 17 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Spector We will explore traditional Jewish texts in English translation to see how sages in biblical and Talmudic times dealt with environmental issues of their day. How do we balance economic progress and the desires of business to expand against our concerns for the protection of our environment and…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: THE DIGITAL FUTURE

January 18, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“THE DIGITAL FUTURE” Thursday, Jan. 18 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Alex Beavers We’ll take a quick look at digital technologies that are starting to creep into our headlines and our lives. The goal is to highlight what is reality and what is science fiction for technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics, autonomous cars, and home automation. Lectures sponsored by Westminster Towers & Shores are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is suggested for the…

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FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE

January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$200 – $250

David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. To register or for more…

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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT

January 23, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT Join us for the debut of Tuesday Information Sessions. The sessions are free and open to paid members of the Academy. To register, go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111. WHAT: Tuesday Information Session WHEN: Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 27 TIME: 2:30-4 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FREE to paid members of the Academy. (RCLLA membership is $85 per person.) JAN. 23: “Choosing the Best Financial Advisor For You”…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: WHEN SCIENCE FAILS US

January 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Anna Maria Island Library, 5701 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 United States
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“WHEN SCIENCE FAILS US” Wednesday, Jan. 24 • 1-2:30 p.m. ANNA MARIA ISLAND LIBRARY 5701 MARINA DRIVE James Vartuli Science and inventions have played an important role in our lives. From the printing press to iPhones and computers and from vaccinations to artificial limbs and pacemakers, science has enhanced our way of life. However, science has also failed us. The reasons for these failures range from simple greed and/or incompetence to unexpected consequences. We will discuss several examples of scientific…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE – Topic: Political Disarray and Fractured Party Politics

January 24, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE Wed., Jan. 24 • 3-4:30 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom Fee: $10 general admission; $9 member Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. To register or for more information, call 941-309-5111; or go to www.rclla.org Topic: Political Disarray and Fractured Party Politics Moderator: Dan Miller, Former Florida Congressman Ever-popular former Congressman Dan Miller returns to Einstein’s Circle to talk with us about why Congress appears to be so dysfunctional, the Freedom Caucus, committees, seniority, personal friendships and statesmanship.…

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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: YBOR CITY HISTORIC WALKING TOUR, TAMPA

January 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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A two-hour adventure through the 10-block Historic Preservation District in Ybor City. (to save information, download flyer)     (for complete information, download flyer) Save Save Save

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FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE

January 29, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$200 – $250

David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. To register or for more…

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February 2018

Boomer Conference 2018

February 1, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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THURSDAY, FEB. 1 THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF RETIREMENT Our sense of purpose and social networks often center on our careers. As you prepare for retirement, what are you doing to develop new social networks? How will you bring purpose to your life? Retirement brings a bounty of emotions—some good and some not so good. Join us as our experts show you ways to thrive in retirement. (Download flyer for complete details)   A G E N D A…

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FRIDAY LECTURE AT PARADISE CENTER: “The Vision of Four Presidents”

February 2, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Paradise Center on Longboat Key, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228 United States
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THE PARADISE CENTER ON LONGBOAT KEY & RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES “The Vision of Four Presidents: Washington, Lincoln, Wilson, and Franklin Roosevelt” with Monroe Brett FEBRUARY 2 AT 10:30 A.M.-NOON (FRIDAY) $15 per lecture or $55 for either February or March series of four lectures TO REGISTER: Go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111 FOR INFORMATION: Visit www.theparadisecenter.org The Paradise Center is on the second floor of the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key…

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FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE

February 5, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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$200 – $250

David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. Seating is limited.   Register by…

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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT

February 6, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT Join us for the debut of Tuesday Information Sessions. The sessions are free and open to paid members of the Academy. To register, go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111. WHAT: Tuesday Information Session WHEN: Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 27 TIME: 2:30-4 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FREE to paid members of the Academy. (RCLLA membership is $85 per person.) FEB. 6: “Essential Legal Papers for Florida Residents” with…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE – Topic: The Influence of Movies on Public Opinion

February 7, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE Wed., Feb. 7 • 3-4:30 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom Fee: $10 general admission; $9 member Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. To register or for more information, call 941-309-5111; or go to www.rclla.org Topic: The Influence of Movies on Public Opinion Moderator: Robert Toplin, History Professor, Television Producer, and Author In keeping with the times, Einstein’s Circle focuses on events of interest people want to discuss. Introduced and led by facilitators expert in the subject matter,…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY

February 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY” Thursday, Feb. 8 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Stan Zimmerman The palette of Florida’s history is drawn on its waters. The men and women who sailed them are the subjects of this lecture. It is composed of tales that turn on sleeping sentries and a maddened gardener; tales with the imprint of emperors and kings, generals and admirals, heroism, and cowardice. We’ll discuss canoe makers, U-boat captains, Teddy Roosevelt, and a near-crazy Cuban who thwarted…

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FRIDAY LECTURE AT PARADISE CENTER: “An Architectural Tale of Two Cities”

February 9, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Paradise Center on Longboat Key, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228 United States
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THE PARADISE CENTER ON LONGBOAT KEY & RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES "An Architectural Tale of Two Cities" with Karin Jones FEBRUARY 9 AT 10:30 A.M.-NOON (FRIDAY) $15 per lecture or $55 for either February or March series of four lectures TO REGISTER: Go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111 FOR INFORMATION: Visit www.theparadisecenter.org The Paradise Center is on the second floor of the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES: Upcoming topics…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE – The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

February 14, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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  EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE Wed., Feb. 14 • 3-4:30 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom Fee: $10 general admission; $9 member Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. To register or for more information, call 941-309-5111; or go to www.rclla.org Topic: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Moderator: Ken Bechis, Astrophysicist In keeping with the times, Einstein’s Circle focuses on events of interest people want to discuss. Introduced and led by facilitators expert in the subject matter, participants are invited to listen, to…

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Academy Lecture: 1950s TV

February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“1950s TV” Thursday, Feb. 15 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Jeff Ryder This lecture will provide an overview of television programming during the 1950s. Television was in its infancy in 1950 with less than 20 percent of the country owning a set. But over the decade, that number would reach over 80 percent and its influence would be felt in all aspects of American life. The lecture will look at prime time, daytime, late night, and news programming.…

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FRIDAY LECTURE AT PARADISE CENTER: “The President’s Daily Brief”

February 16, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Paradise Center on Longboat Key, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228 United States
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THE PARADISE CENTER ON LONGBOAT KEY & RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES “The President’s Daily Brief” with John Rixse FEBRUARY 16 AT 10:30 A.M.-NOON (FRIDAY) $15 per lecture or $55 for either February or March series of four lectures TO REGISTER: Go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111 FOR INFORMATION: Visit www.theparadisecenter.org The Paradise Center is on the second floor of the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES: Upcoming topics February 23:…

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LECTURE & LUNCH: SICILY: ERUPTING WITH CULTURE

February 16, 2018 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mattison’s Forty-One Restaurant, 7275 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL United States
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SICILY: ERUPTING WITH CULTURE Friday, Feb. 16 • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. MATTISON’S FORTY-ONE RESTAURANT 7275 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, SARASOTA Presenter: Robert Gaglio Fee: $64 (includes a lecture/discussion and four-course plated lunch). No refunds. Tickets are transferrable. This presentation will dig deep into the art, cultural, and food history of this mystical island. Most people who travel to Italy do not visit Sicily, and if they do, it is a cruise ship port stop for a day in Palermo or Messina…

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Academy Adventures: SEMINAR AT SEA

February 19, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Join us for the first annual educational cruise hosted by Rudd International, Inc., to benefit Ringling College of Art and Design/Lifelong Learning Academy. Download flyer Here’s a perfect opportunity to mix business with pleasure during this 12-day cruise to the southern Caribbean featuring Lauren Rudd, syndicated columnist, lecturer and RCLLA instructor. For this specially-designed program, Mr. Rudd will lecture during each day at sea, host discussion sessions, and provide opportunities for one-on-one consultations. At each port of call, guests will…

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FRIDAY LECTURE AT PARADISE CENTER: “Rediscovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls”

February 23, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Paradise Center on Longboat Key, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228 United States
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THE PARADISE CENTER ON LONGBOAT KEY & RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES “Rediscovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls” with Steven Derfler FEBRUARY 23 AT 10:30 A.M.-NOON (FRIDAY) $15 per lecture or $55 for either February or March series of four lectures TO REGISTER: Go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111 FOR INFORMATION: Visit www.theparadisecenter.org The Paradise Center is on the second floor of the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES: Upcoming topics…

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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT

February 27, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT Join us for the debut of Tuesday Information Sessions. The sessions are free and open to paid members of the Academy. To register, go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111. WHAT: Tuesday Information Session WHEN: Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 27 TIME: 2:30-4 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FREE to paid members of the Academy. (RCLLA membership is $85 per person.) FEB. 27: “How to Be Your Family Members’ Best…

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March 2018

WINTER LECTURE: FROM PINEAPPLE TO PLATINUM: CONFESSIONS OF A HIT SONGWRITER

March 1, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FROM PINEAPPLE TO PLATINUM: CONFESSIONS OF A HIT SONGWRITER 3-4:30 p.m. • Thursday, March 1, 2018 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Fee: $15 General admission Free to paid Academy members. Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Speaker: Jill Colucci, singer and award-winning songwriter If you watch TV, go to the movies, or listen to the radio, you already know Jill Colucci. After moving to Los Angeles from a small town in Ohio, Jill’s first gig was singing for a major…

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FRIDAY LECTURE AT PARADISE CENTER: “Take Charge Of Your Life—Bust Your Stress”

March 2, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Paradise Center on Longboat Key, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228 United States
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THE PARADISE CENTER ON LONGBOAT KEY & RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES “Take Charge Of Your Life—Bust Your Stress” with Herb Cohen MARCH 2 AT 10:30 A.M.-NOON (FRIDAY) $15 per lecture or $55 for either February or March series of four lectures TO REGISTER: Go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111 FOR INFORMATION: Visit www.theparadisecenter.org The Paradise Center is on the second floor of the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES: Upcoming…

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FRIDAY LECTURE AT PARADISE CENTER: “Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence on the Future”

March 9, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Paradise Center on Longboat Key, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228 United States
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THE PARADISE CENTER ON LONGBOAT KEY & RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES “Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence on the Future” with Alex Beavers MARCH 9 AT 10:30 A.M.-NOON (FRIDAY) $15 per lecture or $55 for either February or March series of four lectures TO REGISTER: Go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111 FOR INFORMATION: Visit www.theparadisecenter.org The Paradise Center is on the second floor of the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FRIDAY LECTURE…

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FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES at THE PARADISE CENTER

March 9, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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The Paradise Center on Longboat Key, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228 United States
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THE PARADISE CENTER ON LONGBOAT KEY & RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES $15 per lecture or $45 for three March lectures THE PARADISE CENTER 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, 34228 (2nd Floor of the Longboat Island Chapel) TO REGISTER: Go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111 FOR INFORMATION: Visit www.theparadisecenter.org Lecture times: 10:30 a.m.-Noon (Fridays) March 9: “Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence on the Future” with Alex Beavers March 16: “Demographics: The Transformational Impact on the…

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LECTURE: “THIS WAS THEIR LIVES: WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, AND WILSON”

March 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: “THIS WAS THEIR LIVES: WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, AND WILSON” 1-2 p.m. • Thursday, March 15 Westminster Towers & Shores Monroe Brett Lectures sponsored by Westminster Towers & Shores are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is suggested for the general public. Please call, 941-309-5111; or go online to www.rclla.org If you love history and want to learn about history makers and why they remain relevant after all these years, join us for a lively discussion on three U.S. presidents,…

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SPRING LECTURE: THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE: HOW THE HARDY BOYS BECAME A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY

March 15, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Click image to download flyer “THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE: HOW THE HARDY BOYS BECAME A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY” 3-4:30 p.m. • Thursday, March 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Fee: $15 General admission Free to paid Academy members. Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Speaker: Don Bruns, author In the early 1900s, long before the birth of James Patterson, the most prolific author in history was cranking out dozens and dozens of series for children and young adults. Edward Stratemeyer is…

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FRIDAY LECTURE AT PARADISE CENTER: “Demographics: The Transformational Impact on the Global Economies and Investment Markets”

March 16, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Paradise Center on Longboat Key, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228 United States
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THE PARADISE CENTER ON LONGBOAT KEY & RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES “Demographics: The Transformational Impact on the Global Economies and Investment Markets” with Robert Klosterman MARCH 16 AT 10:30 A.M.-NOON (FRIDAY) $15 per lecture or $55 for either February or March series of four lectures TO REGISTER: Go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111 FOR INFORMATION: Visit www.theparadisecenter.org The Paradise Center is on the second floor of the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key…

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LECTURE: “WHEN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIL US”

March 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: “WHEN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIL US” 1-2 p.m. • Thursday, March 22 Westminster Towers & Shores James Vartuli Lectures sponsored by Westminster Towers & Shores are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is suggested for the general public. Please call, 941-309-5111; or go online to www.rclla.org Science and inventions have played an important role in our lives. From the printing press to iPhones and computers and from vaccinations to artificial limbs and pacemakers, science has enhanced our way…

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FRIDAY LECTURE AT PARADISE CENTER: “A Discussion of My Favorite Novel”

March 23, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Paradise Center on Longboat Key, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228 United States
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THE PARADISE CENTER ON LONGBOAT KEY & RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES “A Discussion of My Favorite Novel” with Anne Arsenault MARCH 23 AT 10:30 A.M.-NOON (FRIDAY) $15 per lecture or $55 for either February or March series of four lectures TO REGISTER: Go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111 FOR INFORMATION: Visit www.theparadisecenter.org The Paradise Center is on the second floor of the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key

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LECTURE & LUNCH: CATANIA – THE PHOENIX OF SICILY

March 23, 2018 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mattison’s Forty-One Restaurant, 7275 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL United States
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CATANIA – THE PHOENIX OF SICILY 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Friday, March 23 MATTISON’S FORTY-ONE RESTAURANT 7275 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, SARASOTA Presenter: Robert Gaglio Fee: $64 (Includes a lecture, lunch, and live entertainment. Cash bar available for wine or beer). No refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Catania has suffered the ravages of both earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, yet it has continually risen from the ashes to become one of Europe’s unique cities. Italian travel specialist and epicurean entertainer Robert Gaglio presents…

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LECTURE: “INTEGRATING ART + DESIGN THROUGH TECHNOLOGY”

March 28, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Anna Maria Island Library, 5701 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 United States
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LECTURE: “INTEGRATING ART + DESIGN THROUGH TECHNOLOGY” 1-2:30 p.m. • Wednesday, March 28 ANNA MARIA ISLAND LIBRARY 5701 MARINA DRIVE Lecture is free and open to the public. Alex Beavers Technology is creating an opportunity, and in fact a necessity, for the professional skills of artists and engineering designers to be brought together for projects being created for the global digital economy. Technologies such as 3D-printing, autonomous transportation, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and robotics are all changing how…

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September 2018

WESTMINSTER LECTURE: AMISH AND MENNONITES: THEIR PLACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

September 25, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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AMISH AND MENNONITES: THEIR PLACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Tuesday, Sept. 25 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT J. David Yoder There are significant changes taking place in the Amish and Mennonite communities these days. In this lecture, we will discuss some of these issues, plus answer the often-asked question: Are Mennonites and Amish the same? We’ll also learn why they use those three-wheeled bikes, why women wear those little white caps all the time, what’s behind the way the…

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INFORMATION EXPO — SEPT. 24-27

September 27, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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INFORMATION EXPO: HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo Sept. 24-27; Oct. 8-11 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and…

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October 2018

INFORMATION EXPO — OCT. 8-11

October 11, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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INFORMATION EXPO: HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo Sept. 24-27; Oct. 8-11 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and…

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WESTMINSTER LECTURE: DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS

October 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS Thursday, Oct. 11 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT Judy Rosemarin We hear everything, but are we really listening? Are you finding yourself frustrated with the polarizing and deepening divide occurring with friends and family about so many things in the world? This lecture will teach you tips and techniques on how to listen for understanding, so that simmering silences and angry arguing can transform into greater mutual understanding. In this lecture, you…

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DISHING WITH THE DIRECTOR

October 16, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Got an idea for a unique program? We’d love to hear about it. Are you teeming with fundraising ideas? We need to hear those too. Want to get something off your chest in a respectful way? We’re all ears. Each term Janna Overstreet will sit down with students for an informal listening and discussion session that we are calling “Dishing With the Director.” You bring the talking points, and we’ll supply the refreshments. Join us for the first of its…

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Gallery Exhibits at Ringling College of Art and Design

October 17, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ringling College of Art and Design, 2836 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States
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Image: Deepwater, oil on canvas, 50” x 40”, Scott Gordley, Illustration Dept. 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. • Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 Admission: Free. Pre-registration required. Call 941-309-5111 or go to www.olliatringlingcollege.org Join us for an exhibition tour of three galleries featuring the works of Ringling College of Art and Design faculty, Ringling College staff, and instructors from the School of Continuing Studies. Our docent-led tour begins at the Lois & David Stulberg Gallery; followed by a short walk to the Richard…

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OLLI at Anna Maria Island – Lecture “KAYAKING THE OHIO RIVER”

October 17, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Anna Maria Island Library, 5701 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 United States
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“KAYAKING THE OHIO RIVER” 1-2:30 p.m. • Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 ANNA MARIA ISLAND LIBRARY 5701 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH Speaker: Tom Skoloda In the summer of 2017, Tom Skoloda, a retired psychologist and medical school professor, kayaked down the Ohio River. He traveled from Pittsburg, PA to Cairo, IL, where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi River. On his journey, Tom learned about this great river’s histories — natural, national, and political. Tom’s presentation includes a slideshow of the…

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CUBAN ART LECTURE

October 24, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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CUBAN ART LECTURE: CROSSROADS OF CUBAN CONTEMPORARY ART: UTOPIA AND LOST PARADISE WITH DAVID HORTA 2:30-4 p.m. • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM SOCIAL HALL Fee: $10 Gold Member • $12 Silver Member and General Admission To register, call 941-309-5111 or click here. Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Cuban art expert David Horta will discuss themes related to Cuban contemporary art and how they have impacted the general state of affairs in Cuban society over…

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November 2018

WESTMINSTER LECTURE: THE ART OF THE CELLO

November 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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THE ART OF THE CELLO Thursday, Nov. 1 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT Jack Winberg The cello is an instrument invented in the Baroque era and evolved from the viol family. It is used in modern-day orchestras and chamber music groups such as string quartets. Of all the string instruments, the tone from the cello is most like the human voice. Join me for an exploration of the cello, plus hear recorded performances and a few live examples. Lectures…

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CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

November 7, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Ringling College of Art and Design, 2836 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States
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CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN TOUR OPTIONS: 10-11:30 a.m. • Wed., Oct. 3, 2018 or 10-11:30 a.m. • Wed., Nov. 7, 2018 Admission: Free. Pre-registration required. Call 941-309-5111 or go to www.olliatringlingcollege.org Limited to the first 20 members to register. Join us for an inspiring tour of Ringling College, where you will experience firsthand the creative energy that permeates the campus. You will learn about its growth from an initial enrollment of 14 students to now…

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FALL LECTURE: PAINTING SARASOTA WITH THE COLORS OF THE CIRCUS WITH ROBERT COLLINS

November 8, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FALL LECTURE: PAINTING SARASOTA WITH THE COLORS OF THE CIRCUS WITH ROBERT COLLINS 2:30-4 p.m. • Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM SOCIAL HALL Free: Gold Member. Pre-registration suggested. Fee: $15 Silver Member and General Admission To register, call 941-309-5111 or click here No refunds. Tickets are transferrable. For more than a century, the Ringling name has been associated with Sarasota. Throughout our neighborhoods, you’ll find dozens of locations (familiar and hidden) that have historic, cultural, or fabled ties…

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Reinvention Convention Year 2: Intergenerational Harmony

November 9, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Art Ovation, 1255 N. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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The Reinvention Convention: A provocative series of discussions around aging. Co-presented by four well-known community organizations. Click to register Most people are aware that Sarasota County occupies a unique place among communities in the United States and around the world in that a large number of part and full-time residents are over the age of 65. Because of that, the county finds itself at the epicenter of a broad range of compelling age-related issues – all meaningful - that require…

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Boomer Conference 2018

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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The Boomer Conference brings together experts to address issues, challenges, and opportunities about this important next chapter in your life. Conference sessions include: “Networking for Fulfillment,” “The Caregiver’s Path: You CAN Care for Your Loved One without Losing Your Self,” “Pathways and Tools to Embrace a Meaningful Life,” and “Embracing Joy in Your Life.” Conference speakers include: Kathy Flora, Louise Gallagher, Debbie Grovum, Dr. David Klain, Susan Larson, Rick Miners, Andrea Nierenberg, and Janna Overstreet. KEYNOTE SPEAKER Jeri Sedlar, co-author…

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January 2019

Information Expo

January 17 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Jan. 14-17 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership…

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LECTURE & LUNCH SERIES WITH CHEF ROBERT GAGLIO: SICILY

January 18 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Ramada by Wyndham Venice Hotel Venezia, 425 U.S. 41 Bypass N.
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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SICILY—ERUPTING WITH CULTURE 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 18 RAMADA BY WYNDHAM VENICE HOTEL VENEZIA 425 U.S. 41 BYPASS N, VENICE, FL 34285 Presenter: Robert Gaglio Fee: $59 (Includes a lecture, lunch, and live entertainment. Cash bar available for wine or beer). No refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Most people who travel to Italy do not visit Sicily—the largest Mediterranean island just off the “toe” of Italy’s boot. Sicily’s multicultural heritage reflects a land settled and conquered by almost a…

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LECTURE: MOVIE STARS FROM THE ’50s and ’60s

January 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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MOVIE STARS FROM THE ’50s and ’60s Tuesday: 1-2 p.m. • Jan. 22 Westminster Point Pleasant Monroe Brett Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne…once upon a time, they were all A-list Hollywood actors. They were movie stars, but by no means were they perfect. Perhaps it’s their imperfections that make them all the more interesting. Join us for a discussion about these film stars and their lives—the good, the bad, and the extraordinary. Lectures sponsored by Westminster Point…

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Special Event: Oldies Dance Party

January 23 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Oldies Dance Party Wednesday, January 23 • 2:30-4 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom Social Hall 1050 S. Tuttle Ave. FEE: $15 To register, call 941-309-5111 It’s time to dust off your white bucks, penny loafers, and your blue suede shoes and join us for a trip down memory lane. This is about history Daddy-O…the musical kind when Elvis, The Beatles, Sam Cooke, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, The Crystals, Frankie Avalon, Neil Sedaka, The Bee Gees, and a host of other music titans…

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LECTURE: REPLICATING NATURE —A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE

January 30 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Anna Maria Island Library, 5701 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 United States
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LECTURE: REPLICATING NATURE —A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE 1-2:30 p.m. • Wed. Jan. 30 ANNA MARIA ISLAND LIBRARY 5701 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH Jim Vartuli Mankind can learn a lot by observing nature. Nature has been evolving over more than a billion years constantly optimizing a more efficient living organism. By mimicking nature, we can find more effective methods that greatly enhance our life style. The presentation will cover how mankind has tried to replicate nature in two main areas — structures…

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Information Expo

January 31 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs),…

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February 2019

LECTURE & LUNCH SERIES WITH CHEF ROBERT GAGLIO: PALERMO

February 1 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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PALERMO—MARKETS, STREET FOOD, AND MARIONETTES 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Friday, Feb. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 1050 S. TUTTLE AVE., BLDG. # 1 ROOM 13 Presenter: Robert Gaglio Fee: $59 (Includes a lecture, lunch, and live entertainment. No refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Palermo’s famous outdoor market tradition dates back to the 19th century. The markets are filled with all kinds of treasures that add to the depth of the city’s history. Palermo’s street foods are renown and are consistently ranked among…

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NEWTOWN HISTORY MAKERS’ PANEL DISCUSSION WITH VICKIE OLDHAM

February 6 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Newtown History Makers' Panel Discussion with Vickie Oldham 2:30-4 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Fee: Free to Gold Members • $15 Silver Members/General Admission To register, call 941-309-5111 or visit www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Vickie Oldham, Moderator Community scholar Vickie Oldham presents the “Newtown Alive” discussion session filled with examples of the courage, dignity, and determination of African-American residents and newcomers who arrived in Sarasota, saw work to be done, rolled up…

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TECH DAY Friday, Feb. 8

February 8 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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To register, call 941-309-5111 or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org Fee: $109 Silver Member/General Admission; $98 Gold Member (Includes continental breakfast and a box lunch) Come prepared to have fun, exchange ideas, and get excited about current and future technologies. Hear about the risks and rewards of this fast-changing world, and learn how you can both protect yourself and benefit from the changes. In addition, many topics will provide hands-on guidance to make technology an even more useful tool in your everyday…

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Gallery Exhibit: A Decade of Glass

February 8 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Ringling College of Art and Design, 2836 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States
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Tour options: Photo collage courtesy of Ringling College Galleries 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 25 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Friday, Feb. 8 Admission: Free. Pre-registration required. Call 941-309-5111 or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org We will explore a “Decade of Glass” as part of the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery’s “10th Anniversary: Then and Now” exhibition. The exhibition features extraordinary examples of previously exhibited work from the Basch Collection as well as new acquisitions and a few surprises.…

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LECTURE: WHAT IS FOOD?

February 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: WHAT IS FOOD? Thursday: 1-2 p.m. • Feb. 21 Westminster Point Pleasant Joe Kerata In this session, we will explore human biology in an entertaining and informative format. Discover the importance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. See how the organs and glands of the digestive system work together to digest and assimilate these foods. Lectures sponsored by Westminster Point Pleasant are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required for the general public. Seating is limited.…

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CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

February 27 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

Ringling College of Art and Design, 2836 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States
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TOUR OPTIONS: Wednesday Jan. 23 • 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 13 • 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 27 • 10-11:30 a.m. Admission: Free. Pre-registration required. Call 941-309-5111 or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org Limited to the first 20 members to register. Join us for an inspiring tour of Ringling College, where you will experience firsthand the creative energy that permeates the campus. You will learn about its growth from an initial enrollment of 14 students to now more than 1,400 emerging artists and…

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March 2019

LECTURE: DISCOVERY OF KING TUT’S TOMB

March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: DISCOVERY OF KING TUT’S TOMB Tuesday: 1-2 p.m. • Mar. 5 Westminster Point Pleasant Steven Derfler One of the greatest archaeological discoveries and subsequent mysteries emerged on Nov. 26, 1922, when archaeologist Howard Carter identified the tomb of the New Kingdom Pharaoh, Tutankhamun. Over the next few years, more than 3,500 objects were excavated, along with his intact sarcophagus and mummy. Of 62 tombs discovered in “The Canyon,” as Carter called the King’s Valley, this was the only royal…

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SPRING LECTURE – INNER VOICES: SEX, INTIMACY, AND AGING WITH HEDDA MATZA- HAUGHTON

March 7 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SPRING LECTURE - INNER VOICES: SEX, INTIMACY, AND AGING WITH HEDDA MATZA- HAUGHTON  Thursday, Mar. 7 • 2:30-4 pm TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Free: Gold Member. Pre-registration suggested. Fee: $15 Silver Member and General Admission To register, call 941-309-5111 or visit www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org No refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Through the eyes and souls of four different characters, Hedda Matza-Haughton, illuminates the unspoken truths about sex, intimacy, and aging, digging deeply into each character’s emotions and bringing laughter and joy while profoundly touching…

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WPP LECTURE – REPLICATING NATURE— A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE

March 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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REPLICATING NATURE— A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE Tuesday: 1-2 pm • March 12 James Vartuli Mankind can learn a lot by observing nature. Nature has been evolving over more than a billion years constantly optimizing a more efficient living organism. By mimicking nature, we can find more effective methods that greatly enhance our lifestyle. The presentation will cover how mankind has tried to replicate nature in two main areas — structures and surfaces. We will discuss how plants, animals, and even insects,…

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GOLD MEMBERS APPRECIATION PARTY

March 13 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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GOLD MEMBERS APPRECIATION PARTY Wednesday, March 13, 2:30-4 pm Temple Beth Sholom Social Hall RSVP 941-309-5111

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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 11-14

March 14 @ 10:20 AM - 3:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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INFORMATION EXPO Stop by the tables during the Information Expo • Mar. 11-14 • 10:20 am-3 pm; • Mar. 25-28 • 10:20 am-3 pm Learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. We’ll have information on…

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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: Breaking Barriers in Classical Music

March 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Download flyer with full description LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE A 12-session series featuring women whose innovations and accomplishments, locally and globally, are having an impact and influencing lives. Thursdays 1-2:30 pm March 14-May 30, 2019 Temple Beth Sholom 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Call 941-309-5111 or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org MARCH 14: “My Story: Breaking Barriers in Classical Music” with Ann Hobson Pilot Ann Hobson Pilot, the first African-American woman to hold a principal position with a major orchestra,…

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LWR TALKS SPEAKER SERIES

March 19 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on March 19, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 16, 2019 at 10:00am

Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd.
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 United States
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LWR TALKS SPEAKER SERIES Join the conversation each month at 10:00 AM The Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club Visit Lakewoodranch.com to register $10/Person/Session Download information flyer here January 15, 2019 "Creativity is Important at Every Age" Dr. Peter McAllister February 19, 2019 "The President's Daily Brief" John Rixse March 19, 2019 "Artificial Intelligence: Good or Evil" Dr. Alex Beavers April 16, 2019 "Embracing Life Transitions" Kathy Flora Download information flyer here

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AMI Lecture – “WHY ANCIENT HISTORY MATTERS”

March 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Anna Maria Island Library, 5701 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 United States
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“WHY ANCIENT HISTORY MATTERS” 1-2:30 pm • Wednesday, March 20 ANNA MARIA ISLAND LIBRARY 5701 MARINA DRIVE Lectures are free and open to the public. David Miano Why study ancient history? It seems so distant, so removed from our own experience, so...unimportant. Surely, you’ve heard people dismiss a piece of information with the words, “Oh, that’s ancient history”? The implication is that something that happened a long time ago has far less relevance for those of us living in the…

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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: Women Writers – Literature’s Warriors

March 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Download flyer with full description LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE A 12-session series featuring women whose innovations and accomplishments, locally and globally, are having an impact and influencing lives. Thursdays 1-2:30 pm March 14-May 30, 2019 Temple Beth Sholom 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Call 941-309-5111 or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org MARCH 21 Women Writers – Literature’s Warriors Women’s literature has given a voice to the folk stories, memories, personal narratives, and dreams that were discouraged—even silenced—for so long in…

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LECTURE & LUNCH WITH CHEF ROBERT GAGLIO: CATANIA

March 22 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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LECTURE & LUNCH WITH CHEF ROBERT GAGLIO CATANIA—THE PHOENIX OF ITALY 11:30 am-1 pm • Friday, Mar. 22 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 1050 S. TUTTLE AVE., BLDG. # 1 ROOM 13 Presenter: Robert Gaglio Fee: $59 (Includes a lecture, lunch, and live entertainment. No refunds. Tickets are transferrable.) Catania has suffered the ravages of both earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and even tyrants, yet it has continually risen from the ashes to become one of Europe’s unique cities. Italian travel specialist and…

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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 25-28

March 25 @ 10:20 AM - 3:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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INFORMATION EXPO Stop by the tables during the Information Expo Mar. 25-28 • 10:20 am-3 pm Learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and Shared Interest Groups…

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