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February 2019

W19-SCF-95 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: THE RENAISSANCE

February 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-95 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: THE RENAISSANCE Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Feb. 7-Feb. 28 (Note: No Class: Feb. 12) OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Steven Derfler From the 14th to the 17th century, the Renaissance was regarded as the cultural bridge between the Romanesque/Gothic Age and modern history. The Renaissance started as a cultural movement in Italy during the Gothic Age and later spread to the rest of Europe, thus marking the…

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W19-SCF-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Feb. 7-Feb. 28 (Note: No Class: Feb. 12) OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Steven Derfler Rome’s influence in the Mediterranean Basin began to wane at the start of the 4th century CE. The Byzantine Empire was founded when the capital of the Roman Empire was transferred from Rome to Constantinople. In 330 CE, Constantine moved the seat of the empire to Constantinople, which he founded as…

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W19-71 LISZT AND CHOPIN AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVED THEM

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-71 LISZT AND CHOPIN AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVED THEM Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 2 Sessions: Feb. 28-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sandra Moulin Have you ever wondered about the women behind the Romantic composers whose music you have enjoyed all these years? Watch and listen as the favorite melodies of Liszt and Chopin come to life through the eyes of their lovers. Enjoy live musical excerpts, anecdotes, and fascinating stories about these two very different men, geniuses of the 19th…

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W19-72 HAPPINESS: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO INCREASE YOURS

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-72 HAPPINESS: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO INCREASE YOURS Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 31-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Rosemarin What is happiness? Are you experiencing inner happiness with an overall sense of well-being and a lasting sense of self-satisfaction? Do you focus on what is lost or do you purposely leverage your strengths for greater connection and purpose? Research shows us that we can actually have a positive impact on our happiness and do it in…

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W19-68 TRANSATLANTIC: THE GREAT OCEAN LINERS FROM TITANIC TO QUEEN MARY 2

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-68 TRANSATLANTIC: THE GREAT OCEAN LINERS FROM TITANIC TO QUEEN MARY 2 Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones Once upon a time, getting there was just as exciting as being there—whether you were headed east or west across the Atlantic Ocean. Every ship had its own personality, and each sailing was an event— although sometimes, alas, a tragedy. In this course, we will study and discuss seven ocean liners that made history during…

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W19-70 LISTENING TO JAZZ

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-70 LISTENING TO JAZZ Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 31-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harry Miedema Jazz is composition without an eraser. Jazz players create on the spot. Can we learn to hear how they construct their solos? Through examples and demonstrations, we will learn to appreciate this art form more deeply and understand how solos are constructed. No musical experience is required. Questions and discussion will be encouraged as we put the secrets of jazz performance in the…

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W19-69 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-69 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 24-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Merriam What are climate change predictors—those that affect our natural and man-made environment? In this course, we will discuss how climate change and bay-level rise are impacting our area and what we can expect in the future. Each week, we will examine a different topic including storm surge implications, pollution sources, biological indicators (seagrass, red tide, fish, mangroves, and other…

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W19-67 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 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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W19-67 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM William Andrews and Helga Harris For over 20 years, the Writers’ Workshop has been home to hundreds of aspiring authors, from novices to a few published individuals. The format is simple: students bring 18 copies of their finished or in-progress work to share with the class. Those who read on a given day have 20 minutes— ideally, 10 minutes of reading…

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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Laura Smith After a discussion of the history of comedy with the help of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, this course focuses on two great Shakespearean comedies: Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For each play, we will do play readings of selected scenes, examining each as the blueprint for a production. We will look…

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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1950s introduced the American public to network television. Often referred to as “The Golden Age,” TV would have a growing influence on many aspects of American life. The course will provide an overview of the three major networks programming including entertainment, sports, and news. From Lucille Ball to Edward R. Murrow to Beaver Cleaver, there will be video clips…

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W19-73 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART I

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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W19-73 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART I Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Chassy Wouldn’t you love it if someone selected for you the best thought-provoking magazine articles available today—the ones most worthy of your time, the ones that would best help you understand current and global issues? That’s just what this course will do. Each week we will read award-winning articles and critically discuss the issues based on our independent understanding…

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W19-SCF-102 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-102 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 28 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Aaron Today’s news abounds with reports about critical situations in the Middle East. This course will focus on the historic, economic, demographic, and religious aspects of the numerous conflicts occurring there. You will get an understanding of events as they unfold and the United States’ options in the region. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-77 WORLD LEADERS’ SECRET ILLNESSES EFFECT ON HISTORY, POLITICS AND WARS

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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W19-77 WORLD LEADERS’ SECRET ILLNESSES EFFECT ON HISTORY, POLITICS AND WARS Thursdays: 11 a.m.–12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz This course will examine world leaders and what influences their secret illnesses had on history, politics, and wars. Course discussions will include Joe McCarthy, Indira Gandhi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. Other discussions to include U.S. Senate Hearings and Meetings; Civil Rights;…

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W19-SCF-103 MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19 SCF-103 MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 24-Feb. 28 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Gene Ginsberg This course will cover the medical illnesses of every U.S. president and how their illnesses impacted our history. Particular emphasis will be placed on the case histories of FDR, Wilson, and Lincoln. We will also discuss medical illness trends among the presidents (i.e., those with cancer, heart disease, the average age of death,…

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W19-74 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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W19-74 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 sessions Jan. 24-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman It’s said that the best camera in the world is the one you have with you. With your iPhone in your pocket or purse, you’ll never miss those once-in-alifetime photo opportunities or the chance to capture a family or vacation memory. In this class, you’ll learn how to compose and take extraordinarily good pictures and videos, edit them to perfection and store them…

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W19-75 MEMOIR WRITING PLUS

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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W19-75 MEMOIR WRITING PLUS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller Memoir Plus is a hands-on writing workshop using the raw material of one’s own life to write fact or fiction stories. Documenting and expressing these stories is a way to understand our own lives better. Motivational exercises from the Write It Out program include in-class warm-up exercises and spontaneous writing activities that stimulate feelings, memories, and experiences. Assignments suggested on the syllabus…

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W19-86 THE MOVIE CLUB

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 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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W19-86 THE MOVIE CLUB Thursdays: 1-3:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 31-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mike Beltzman Good films can give us much more than an entertaining interlude, and if you would like to delve a little deeper, this class will offer you a toolbox to help you become a more engaged moviegoer. Any aspect of filmmaking that adds to the quality of the production will be part of our explorations, with special emphasis on story,…

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W19-84 MORAL AND ETHICAL TENSIONS IN MEDICAL CARE

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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W19-84 MORAL AND ETHICAL TENSIONS IN MEDICAL CARE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 7-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Maurice Pickard Moral and ethical principles often come into conflict in today’s medical practice. Tensions arise among patients, their advocates, care providers, and institutions such as medical facilities, insurance companies, and the law, because of perceived injustices or issues of harm or autonomy. A resolution that respects the values of an informed patient is the hoped-for outcome. In this course, many…

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W19-SCF-104 LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-104 LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 28 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Aaron This course will explain the religious, economic, and historical influences shaping the modern Arab Middle East. Class discussions will focus on social and political practices such as marriage, family, language, veiling, and civil rights. We will explore how and why Arab countries embrace Islam as a religion and a way of life. Silver Member: $90; Gold…

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W19-82 RETELLING FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS FOR GROWN-UP GIRLS

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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W19-82 RETELLING FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS FOR GROWN-UP GIRLS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Martin Has your Prince Charming turned into a frog? Are you wondering what happened to the “happily ever after” part? Are fairy tales just for children, or can adults learn too? Each week we will read a different fairy tale and, through our writing, explore its relevance to our own lives. As we do, we will consider the seasons of…

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W19-83 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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W19-83 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, students will read and understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection “Plays in One Act” edited by Daniel Halpern. The first play to be read is “Naomi in the Living…

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W19-85 THE ODYSSEY—A JOURNEY INTO AND BEYOND SELF

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 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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W19-85 THE ODYSSEY—A JOURNEY INTO AND BEYOND SELF Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barbara Shocket and David Eisner Composed over 2,500 years ago, but still vibrantly relevant, “The Odyssey” by Homer tells a deeply personal story of challenge, love, battle, and survival under the most exacting of circumstances. Take this profound journey with Odysseus and experience his relationship with the gods, the fates that stalk him, and the many powerful adversaries and alien creatures…

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W19-81 EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM—AND BEYOND

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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W19-81 EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM—AND BEYOND Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Feb. 14-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM James Livingston Our exploration of the Space Age will begin with the early rocket pioneers, Robert Goddard and Wernher von Braun and his World War II V-2 rockets. Next, we will look at the Space Race to the moon, from Sputnik to the Apollo project. NASA and other agencies have sent numerous ships into space, exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets in…

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March 2019

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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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 11-14

March 11 @ 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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SP19-13 JUDAISM 101

March 12 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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SP19-13 JUDAISM 101 Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 12-Mar. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Clearly there is a religion called Judaism, with a set of ideas about the world and the way we should live our lives. However, many people who call themselves Jews do not believe in that religion at all. More than half of all Jews in Israel today call themselves “secular.” Explore what it means to be a Jew, how it fits…

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SP19-20 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: BAROQUE ROCOCO

March 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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SP19-20 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: BAROQUE ROCOCO Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 12-Mar. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Around 1580 in Italy, the Baroque style began to replace the Late Renaissance. To young artists, it seemed that everything that could be achieved was already achieved. No more difficulties, technical or otherwise, remained to be solved. They would create a new style based on the new world order—elongated proportions, highly stylized poses with no sense of…

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SP19-42 AMERICAN SLAVERY

March 14 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-42 AMERICAN SLAVERY Thursdays: 9-10:20 am 8 Sessions: Mar. 14-May 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones Chattel slavery was America’s original sin. For almost 250 years, men and women of European ancestry residing in North America held Africans and their descendants in cruel bondage. For generations after Emancipation, Americans (black and white) avoided coming to grips with the so-called Peculiar Institution. Finally, after World War II, historians began a wideranging investigation of slavery that continues to this day. This research…

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SP19-40 SARASOTA AND THE 1893 CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR

March 14 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Elling Eide Center, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL United States
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SP19-40 SARASOTA AND THE 1893 CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR Thursday: 9-10:20 am 1 Session: Mar. 14 ELLING EIDE CENTER 8000 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL Benita Stambler Although Sarasota was just a fishing village in 1893, the lives of some of its later significant citizens were affected by the World’s Columbian Exposition. The legacies of Bertha Palmer, John Ringling, and Elling Eide were influenced by the Fair’s art, architecture, and commercialization. It occurred at a pivotal time, when the country was grappling with…

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SP19-41 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

March 14 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-41 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Thursdays: 9-10:20 am 8 Sessions: Mar. 14-May 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai When traveling through Italy, communication with local residents is an important key to success. In this course, you will learn how to speak common Italian phrases and how to communicate your basic needs. You will also learn essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class, you will…

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SP19-39 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

March 14 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-39 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 9-10:20 am 7 Sessions: Mar. 14-Apr. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Merriam What are climate change predictors—those that affect our natural and man-made environment? In this course, we will discuss how climate change and bay level rise are impacting our area and what we can expect in the future. Each week, we will examine a different topic including storm surge implications, pollution sources, biological indicators (seagrass, red tide, fish, mangroves, and…

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SP19-43 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

March 14 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 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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SP19-43 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 am-12 pm (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Mar. 14-May 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM William Andrews and Helga Harris You say no one wants to hear what you’ve written? Well, that’s just not true because we do, and we offer a safe, friendly place for you to share it. Beginners are most welcome to join our always diverse group! Any type of writing (well, almost) is acceptable, and the critiquing by class members is always…

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SP19-44 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART II

March 14 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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SP19-44 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART II Thursdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 14-May 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Chassy Wouldn’t you love it if someone selected for you the best thought-provoking magazine articles available today— the ones most worthy of your time, the ones that would best help you understand current and global issues? That’s just what this course will do. Each week we will read award-winning articles and critically discuss the issues based on our independent…

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SP19-46 U.S. PRESIDENTS AND THEIR SECRET ILLNESSES’ EFFECT ON HISTORY, POLITICS, WARS

March 14 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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SP19-46 U.S. PRESIDENTS AND THEIR SECRET ILLNESSES’ EFFECT ON HISTORY, POLITICS, WARS Thursdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 14-Apr. 18 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz This course combines history, politics, and medicine involving U.S. presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Woodrow Wilson, and Abraham Lincoln. Class discussions will include: FDR and the New Deal; Eleanor; polio; World War II; hypertension; Yalta; Truman and the atomic bomb; Korea; Gen. Douglas MacArthur; Dewey; Berlin; NATO;…

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SP19-47 IPAD TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FROM THE BEGINNING

March 14 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 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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SP19-47 IPAD TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FROM THE BEGINNING Thursdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 14-Apr. 18 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum This course will commence with an introduction to basic tools that make your iPad productive. You will learn to set up your iPad to support personal interests. Additional topics covered will include an introduction to the various buttons and swiping techniques, typing tips, messaging, the use of contacts and calendar to better organize your life, and more depending…

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SP19-45 MEMOIR PLUS

March 14 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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SP19-45 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 14-May 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller Memoir Plus is a hands-on writing workshop using the raw material of one’s own life to write fact or fiction stories. Documenting and expressing these stories is a way to understand our own lives better. Motivational exercises from the “Write It Out” program include in-class warm-up exercises and spontaneous writing activities that stimulate feelings, memories, and experiences. Assignments suggested on the syllabus are…

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SP19-WPP-60 ITALIAN CINEMA FROM NEOREALISM TO PRESENT

March 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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SP19-WPP-60 ITALIAN CINEMA FROM NEOREALISM TO PRESENT Thursdays: 1-2 pm 5 Sessions: Mar. 14-Apr. 11 WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT Patricia Regnier Italy’s contributions to cinema are legendary. This class examines the groundbreaking films of Neorealism and its legacy on world cinema and contemporary Italian cinema. Directors we will discuss include Visconti, De Sica, Rossellini, Fellini, Moretti, and Sorrentino. We will view scene extracts from Martin Scorsese’s award winning “My Voyage to Italy” of the major works of the above directors. Scorsese’s…

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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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SP19-51 DEBATE THE ISSUES

March 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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SP19-51 DEBATE THE ISSUES Thursdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 14-Apr. 18 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague From Bitcoin to Bashar al-Assad to legislative proposals. Each week we’ll spend time discussing the headline issues relating to politics, economics, sociology, and more. The goal is to create an environment of learning and exploring. We like to think of it as “coffee with friends.” Bring your opinions, a friendly attitude, and join us for spirited conversations. Please note that…

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SP19-48 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

March 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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SP19-48 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 1-2:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 14-May 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, we will read and endeavor to understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection, “Plays in One Act,” edited by Daniel Halpern. The first one-act play to be read is Wendy…

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SP19-49 THE ODYSSEY—A JOURNEY INTO AND BEYOND SELF, PART 2

March 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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SP19-49 THE ODYSSEY—A JOURNEY INTO AND BEYOND SELF, PART 2 Thursdays: 1-2:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 14-May 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barbara Shocket and David Eisner Composed over 2,500 years ago, and still relevant, “The Odyssey” by Homer tells a deeply personal story of challenge, love, battle, and survival under the most exacting of circumstances. We invite you to continue reading with us about Odysseus’ profound journey, his relationship with the gods, the fates that stalked him, and his battles…

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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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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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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: Visionary Women of the Avant-Garde

March 28 @ 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 28 Visionary Women of the Avant-Garde This session will discuss the pioneering and visionary women behind many avant-garde art institutions of the 20th century. During eras where women…

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April 2019

SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: Judy Chicago: Feminist Artist Speaking for Women

April 4 @ 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 APRIL 4 Judy Chicago: Feminist Artist Speaking for Women Judith Levine will examine the work of the American feminist artist, Judy Chicago. Levine and Chicago attended art schools at…

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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: The Film Industry Through Women’s Eyes

April 11 @ 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 APRIL 11 The Film Industry Through Women’s Eyes This session will address the history of a successful 20-year women’s film festival, including the range of topics covered over the…

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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: My Journey as a Woman in Science

April 18 @ 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 APRIL 18 My Journey as a Woman in Science: A Career Filled with Opportunities and Challenges Dr. Kevan Main has worked in the field of aquaculture for over 30…

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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Wisdom

April 25 @ 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 APRIL 25 Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Wisdom, Challenges, and Successes Three successful entrepreneurs will talk about innovation and independence as well as the challenges and joys of building their…

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May 2019

SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: Women in the Media

May 2 @ 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 MAY 2 Women in the Media: Journalists Share Their Stories Despite facing discrimination, women were active journalists even before the 1890s. Nelly Bly, who died in 1922, was an…

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SU19-03 “THEIR FINEST HOUR:” THE BRITISH AND THE BLITZ (Summer)

May 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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SU19-03 “THEIR FINEST HOUR:” THE BRITISH AND THE BLITZ (Summer) Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: May 7-May 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones After France fell to the Nazi war machine in June 1940, Adolf Hitler turned his sights on the island nation across the Channel. Thus began the epic Battle of Britain. For many long months, the British people stood alone as the bombs fell, with only their courage and stamina to sustain them as they…

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SU19-10 ITALIAN READING CLASS (Summer)

May 9 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU19-10 ITALIAN READING CLASS (Summer) Thursdays: 9-10:20 am 4 Sessions: May 9-May 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai If you know already how to communicate in Italian, but your pronunciation is not at the level you like, this is the right course for you. We will embark on several reading assignments in class, with each student having the opportunity to read aloud. Then the class will translate each passage with the help of a native Italian teacher. You will learn…

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SU19-11 MEMOIR PLUS (Summer)

May 9 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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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SU19-11 MEMOIR PLUS (Summer) Thursdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 4 Sessions: May 9-May 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller Memoir Plus is a hands-on writing workshop using the raw material of one’s own life to write fact or fiction stories. Documenting and expressing these stories is a way to understand our own lives better. Motivational exercises from the “Write It Out” program include in-class warm-up exercises and spontaneous writing activities that stimulate feelings, memories, and experiences. Assignments suggested on the syllabus…

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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: Inspiring Girls Through the Power of Sports

May 9 @ 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 MAY 9 Inspiring Girls Through the Power of Sports Want to know how many women watched the Super Bowl last year, or perhaps you’re curious about who was the…

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SU19-12 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE (Summer)

May 9 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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SU19-12 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE (Summer) Thursdays: 1-2:20 pm 4 Sessions: May 9-May 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, we will read and endeavor to understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection, “Plays in One Act,” edited by Daniel Halpern. The first one-act play to be read is…

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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE:Women Civic Intellectuals in Latin America

May 16 @ 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 MAY 16 Women Civic Intellectuals in Latin America From Readers to Writers to Policymaker This presentation narrates the story of women during the nation-building period in the Caribbean and…

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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: Inherently Strong

May 23 @ 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 MAY 23 Inherently Strong: The Role of Female Biologists in Facing Global Biodiversity Challenges Conservation biology has been a male-dominated field since its inception, but female scientists have made…

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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: Listening to Our Mothers

May 30 @ 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 MAY 30 Listening to Our Mothers: Mary Shelley’s Maternal Ghost Virginia Woolf once wrote that “If we are women, we think back through our mothers.” Mary Shelley, the teen…

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