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March 2017

SP17-51 RCLLA LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY BOOK CLUB

March 9, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 27, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anne Arsenault Want to have fun reading current fiction? In this study group, we will read a novel every two weeks, or four per term. The first book for this term is The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a roundtable format. Texts are available locally and through online vendors.

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SP17-55 WHEN THREE’S NOT A CROWD

March 9, 2017 @ 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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Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon The trio—whether instrumental or vocal (or both)—has had a long history of remarkable success in American popular music. Starting with early vocal groups like The Andrews Sisters in the 1930s and 1940s, the number three has been magical. Groups such as the Supremes, the Bee Gees, the Three Suns, ZZ Top, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rush, and Green Day have sold millions of records. Want to know…

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SP17-52 PSYCHOLOGY OF ANCIENT WISDOM—TIMELESS TEACHINGS

March 9, 2017 @ 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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Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket Unbridled power, unrequited love, fury, revenge, madness and creativity are some of the themes the Ancient Greek dramatist Euripides expresses in his plays. In this class we will interactively read selected plays by Euripides, experiencing the passions of the human heart in dealing with the complexities of free will, destiny, and life’s ageless conflicts. Our text will be Euripides Ten Plays translated by Paul…

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SP17-SCF-57 PARASITES AND PREDATORS

March 16, 2017 @ 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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Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 16-April 27 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH Joe Kerata We live in an ocean of microbes, some of which are very nasty. We constantly inhale them, swallow them, and unwittingly invite them into our bodies. Yet we have evolved simple and complex strategies over the millennia for protecting ourselves. This course is a fascinating survey of the human body’s defensive and regulatory systems and their never-ending battle to keep us alive…

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SP17-SCF-56 MEMOIR PLUS

March 16, 2017 @ 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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Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 16-April 27 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH 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 better understand our own lives. 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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SP17-SCF-58 MINDFULNESS AND MORE

March 16, 2017 @ 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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Thursdays 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 16-April 27 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon 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.…

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SP17-45 EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT CONTRACTS, BUT DON’T

March 23, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 13, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: March 23-April 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Kenneth Majewski Everyone enters into contracts as a part of everyday life, whether it be the purchase of a home or vehicle, a commitment to repair or remodel our home, an agreement prior to marriage, or any number of other contracts. This course will help you understand the definition of a “contract,” including the required elements that make it valid and enforceable. We will also cover pitfalls to be…

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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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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

SU17-02 IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS

May 9, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU17-02 IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS Tuesday and Thursday: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-May 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman The iPhone may be the greatest travel tool since the invention of the wheel! In this class, you’ll learn how to use your iPhone to instantly translate languages, convert currency and temperature, find your way with Google Maps, use your alarm clock to guarantee wake up calls, and check weather worldwide. You’ll also learn how to preserve your battery, make calls,…

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SU17-10 THE RED SCARE REVISTED

May 9, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW SU17-10 THE RED SCARE REVISITED Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-May 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones What have history and hindsight to tell us about one of the most controversial periods in 20th century American history? Join the discussion as we review key questions that arose when charges of disloyalty and subversion were leveled by and at citizens of the United States after World War II. This course will examine the Rosenberg and Hiss…

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SU17-22 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

May 11, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SU17-22 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this class, you will learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identify causes of stress and learn how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, with emphasis on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas and Zen silent illumination. Be prepared for a…

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SU17-21 CLIMATE CHANGE, BAY LEVEL RISE, AND THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF SARASOTA BAY

May 11, 2017 @ 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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NEW SU17-21 CLIMATE CHANGE, BAY LEVEL RISE, AND THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF SARASOTA BAY Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: May 11-June 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Merriam In this class, we will examine the ecological and economic challenges that affect Sarasota Bay including climate change and bay level rise. We will also discuss pollution sources, biological indicators such as seagrass, red tide, fish, mangroves, and other living shorelines. You will learn how to use the Sarasota Water Atlas,…

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SU17-25 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

May 11, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until June 15, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW SU17-25 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 11-June 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller This is a workshop to read and understand the universality of the human experience through the playwright’s point of view. We will read Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women” and several one act plays by playwrights, who use their own life experiences as material for their work, found in the collection “Plays in One Act” edited by Daniel Halpern. Students will…

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SU17-24 QUIET THE MIND, PART 2

May 11, 2017 @ 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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SU17-24 QUIET THE MIND, PART 2 Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum This course is for students who have taken the introductory meditation class (“Quiet the Mind, Relieve Stress, Find Peace with Meditation”) or who have experience with meditation practices. The focus will be on going deeper into stilling the mind with techniques such as, mantras, visual aids, and walking meditation. We will explore the nature of consciousness and ego, using a…

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SU17-19 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

May 11, 2017 @ 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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NEW SU17-19 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai This course is designed to help travelers to Italy with basic communication skills. You will learn how to ask for directions, communicate basic needs and interests, confirm reservations, book flights and hotels, find restaurants, markets, shops, famous attractions, and more. We will use a series of interactive exercises designed to help you in a variety of travel-related situations. Class exercises…

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SU17-23 JOSEPH: DREAMER AND CONSERVATIONIST

May 11, 2017 @ 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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NEW SU17-23 JOSEPH: DREAMER AND CONSERVATIONIST Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marden Paru One of the most colorful characters in the Bible —aside from his coat of many colors tale—is Joseph, 11th son of Jacob. Sold into slavery as a teen by jealous brothers, we learn of his meteoric rise to the second highest Egyptian government position: viceroy. Through his God-given talents—first as an interpreter of dreams and later as an economic, agricultural…

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SU17-20 IT TAKES TWO, BABY!

May 11, 2017 @ 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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SU17-20 IT TAKES TWO, BABY! Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon “It takes two, baby . . .” Well, that’s what Marvin Gaye said back in 1967 when his duet with Kim Weston peaked at #14 on the Billboard pop charts. In this class, we will relive the discographies of that duo and many more. The “twofer” started gaining traction in the mid-50s when rock began. Many duos were incredibly successful and racked…

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SU17-28 THEN AND NOW: COMPARING CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY FILMS

May 11, 2017 @ 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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SU17-28 THEN AND NOW: COMPARING CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY FILMS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 11-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket We will explore how “classic” movies differ from more contemporary versions of the same story. As we experience the deeper psychological meaning in these gripping tales, we will address such questions as: How are individuals perceived differently, then and now? What evolution has there been in social values and standards? How do we navigate these…

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SU17-27 MEMOIR PLUS

May 11, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 15, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU17-27 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 11-June 15 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 better understand our own lives. 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 geared…

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June 2017

SU17-09 THE NABATEANS: CONQUERORS OF THE DESERT

June 20, 2017 @ 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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NEW SU17-09 THE NABATEANS: CONQUERORS OF THE DESERT Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: June 20-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler History records the Nabateans as nomads dwelling in tents and the desert. For many years, previous to 200 BCE, the Nabateans slowly emigrated from their homeland in Arabia into the Negev Peninsula. In this course, we will examine this mysterious tribe and their culture. While the Nabateans did not abandon their Arabian roots, they expanded into…

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SU17-14 EXOTIC JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD

June 20, 2017 @ 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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NEW SU17-14 EXOTIC JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD Tuesdays and Thursday: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: June 20-June 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler As an exiled people for more than 2,500 years, Jews have landed in far off, and sometimes exotic, places where they have learned to survive and thrive. We will discuss how these communities became lost to mainstream Jewish life and learn how they adapted to foreign culture. These exotic communities include Moroccan and Egyptian Jews, Chinese Jews,…

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September 2017

FA17-48 PHILOSOPHIES OF HUME AND KANT

September 28, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 16, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-48 PHILOSOPHIES OF HUME AND KANT Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Eric Steinberg In Confessions of a Philosopher, Bryan Magee says David Hume “is generally regarded by students of philosophy as the greatest philosopher to have written in the English language.” Magee considers Immanuel Kant to be the most creative of the great philosophers. Kant, himself, said Hume was the catalyst for his mature philosophy by interrupting his “dogmatic slumber.” By studying selections…

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FA17-47 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

September 28, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 16, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-47 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NOTE: Extended class time 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bill Andrews and Helga Harris To paraphrase Socrates, “Unexamined writing is not worth writing.” So, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, join us in our friendly, unthreatening atmosphere as we examine the finished pieces or works-in-progress of the class. You read what you have, then the others offer positive feedback. Any genre is welcome: fiction, non-fiction, personal memoir, or…

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FA17-SCF-31 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS

September 28, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 19, 2017

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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FA17-SCF-31 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Sept. 28-Oct. 19 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Bob Latessa With a new administration in office and the stock market trading near all-time highs, investors are increasingly challenged with finding opportunities to maximize a realistic and sustainable rate of return without taking excessive risk. Whether it’s generating income in a low interest rate environment or seeking growth opportunities, we will explore the risks…

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FA17-52 PHYSICS

September 28, 2017 @ 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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FA17- 52 PHYSICS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steve Sandler This course is for the layperson; no knowledge of physics or mathematics is required. Just bring your curiosity about the laws of nature, how they have shaped our world, and the impact they have on our everyday activities. How great that impact is may surprise you! Using ordinary language to explain equations and formulas, we’ll explore the major theories of physics: the beliefs…

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FA17-SCF-30 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN

September 28, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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FA17-SCF-30 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN Thursdays: 1-3 p.m.; NOTE: Extended class time 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Mark Gladstone This course provides a detailed analysis of selected European and American films that feature artists as heroes and heroines depicted in fictional dramatizations and historical documentaries. Our discussions will include questions such as: How historically accurate are dramatized biographies of famous artists like Johannes Vermeer, Francisco Goya, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin,…

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FA17-67 TED TALKS: SHARING GREAT IDEAS

September 28, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-67 TED TALKS: SHARING GREAT IDEAS Thursdays: 1-2 p.m. 5 Sessions: Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 19; Oct. 26; and Nov. 2 NOTE: No class on Oct. 12 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES, BRADENTON Louise Gallagher, David Klain and Andrea Nierenberg TED Talks began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged. TED talks are short, powerful videos that range in topics from business to science. TED is a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most…

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FA17-56 RCLLA BOOK CLUB

September 28, 2017 @ 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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FA17-56 RCLLA BOOK CLUB Thursday: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anne Arsenault Want to have fun reading current fiction? In this study group, we will read a novel every two weeks, or four per term. The first book for this term is Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a roundtable format. Texts are available locally and through online…

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FA17-55 AGELESS CONFLICTS AND FAMILY STRIFE

September 28, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-55 AGELESS CONFLICTS AND FAMILY STRIFE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket In an interactive reading and discussion of The Oresteia, a gripping murder mystery trilogy by the Greek dramatist Aeschylus, we will experience human stories of tragedy and transformation. Encountering themes such as vengeance, justice, love, and betrayal, which are as vibrant today as they were in the time of Aeschylus, we will observe how a royal, but…

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Academy Adventures: Rose Parade New Year’s – Information Session

September 28, 2017 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Rose Parade New Year's 6 Days December 30, 2017 - January 4, 2018 SAVE THE DATE: Rose Parade New Year information session with Karen Jutras of Premier World Discovery Thursday, Sept. 28. • 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Karen will discuss the itinerary, accommodations, deposit information, etc.) Academy Adventures: Rose Parade - Click to download flyer  

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October 2017

FA17-51 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS AND IDIOTS, OH MY!

October 5, 2017 @ 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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FA17-51 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS AND IDIOTS, OH MY! Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 5-Nov. 16; NOTE: No class on Nov. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Klosterman Investors face the challenges of protecting their financial resources against the forces of inflation, volatility, financial industry groupthink, and global disruptions and dislocations. This course will explore how to design a portfolio in order to protect its value and to maximize the impact it can have, in good times and bad.…

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FA17-50 BEYOND THE BASICS WITH THE iPAD

October 12, 2017 @ 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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FA17-50 BEYOND THE BASICS WITH THE iPAD Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 12-Nov. 16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum This course is designed to help users expand the functionality of their iPad. Topics will include the power of settings, expanded messaging techniques, exploration of Siri, battery and security options, typing and tapping shortcuts, dictation, and more. Students are expected to have a prior understanding of the essentials of several iPad applications such as email,…

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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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FA17-53 AN ARCHITECTURAL TALE OF TWO CITIES

October 26, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-53 AN ARCHITECTURAL TALE OF TWO CITIES Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 26-Nov. 16; NOTE: No class on Nov. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Karin Jones We will compare and contrast Paris, “The City of Light” with Chicago, “The City of Broad Shoulders” through their architectural history. In the year 1871, both cities were destroyed within months of each other. Each city would build from the ashes; one with classical and formal elegance, and the other with the…

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FA17-57 MENNONITES & AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE

October 26, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 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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FA17-57 MENNONITES & AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE Thursdays: 1-3 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 26-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM J. David Yoder Who are those people riding three-wheeled bikes in Sarasota? Why do they dress that way? What is a Mennonite? Are Mennonites and Amish the same? These questions and more will be addressed in this informative and engaging look at Mennonite and Amish history and traditions. Course Fee: $70; Member Fee: $63.

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FA17-54 TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE —BUST YOUR STRESS

October 26, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA17-54 TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE —BUST YOUR STRESS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 26-Nov. 16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herbert Cohen This course is designed to help you take charge of your life by examining techniques for overcoming stress and coping with everyday problems as well as those problems that are more severe. We will explore stress busters and mindfulness techniques and discuss how to maintain healthy relationships. Current research in the area of longevity…

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November 2017

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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FA17-20 THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

November 7, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA17-20 THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 sessions: Nov. 7-16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Since their discovery in the desert caves of Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been a source of fascination and debate. What are the Scrolls? Who wrote them? Learn about the isolated, ascetic community that created and secreted these documents, as well as the cloak-and-dagger exploits of the archaeologists who recovered them. Then explore…

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FA17-23 ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE WORLD IN JESUS’ DAY

November 7, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-23 ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE WORLD IN JESUS’ DAY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 sessions: Nov. 7-16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Herod became the Roman-backed king of Judea in 40 BCE and imposed changes upon his subjects that resulted in a “world turned upside down.” Excavations at Jerusalem and Caesarea reveal that Judea was both a rich and troublesome province for the Romans. Jerusalem became Judea’s Jewish capital, attracted the ministry of Jesus, and grew…

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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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January 2018

A GUIDE TO EVOLUTION WITH JOE KERATA

January 2, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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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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W18-05 ADVANCED INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-05 ADVANCED INVESTMENT ANALYSIS Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26 Note: No Class Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Feb. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd This course takes you a step beyond dividend and intrinsic value analysis as presented in the “Introduction to Investment Analysis” course. The material in this course will teach you how to analyze the financial history and forecast the future performance of a company by utilizing a series of computer models and Excel programs. We…

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W18-36 FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-36 FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 1 Note: Meets Twice a Week for Four Weeks TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 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 course. 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. The…

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W18-75 STORIES AND MYTHS ABOUT SONGS YOU SANG ALONG WITH

January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W18-75 STORIES AND MYTHS ABOUT SONGS YOU SANG ALONG WITH Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Milberg This course covers the little-known stories behind some of the greatest rock and roll hits of all time. Topics include: “The First Rock & Roll Record,” “Hit Songs and Race Relations,” “Songs About U.S. Presidents,” “Pop Music Plagiarists,” “Tin Pan Alley Rocks,” and “Rock & Roll & The Environment.” Featured artists include: Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bob…

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W18-74 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS, AND IDIOTS, OH MY!

January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-74 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS, AND IDIOTS, OH MY! Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 8 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Klosterman Investors face the challenges of protecting their financial resources against the forces of inflation, volatility, financial industry groupthink, and global disruptions and dislocations. This course will explore how to design a portfolio in order to protect its value and to maximize the impact it can have, both in good times and bad. The instructor’s book, The Four Horsemen…

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W18-SCF-92 FIVE CONTROVERSIAL PEOPLE WHO CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-SCF-92 FIVE CONTROVERSIAL PEOPLE WHO CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 8 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Robert Toplin We will study the experiences, personalities, ideas, and actions of five individuals who made a significant impact on American life. We may admire or criticize viewpoints promoted by these controversial figures, but clearly each person “made a difference.” William Lloyd Garrison launched a radical abolitionist campaign against slavery. Henry Ford, a brilliant businessman,…

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W18-80 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-80 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 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,…

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W18-77 iPAD FOR BEGINNERS

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-77 iPAD FOR BEGINNERS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum Beginners will feel comfortable exploring techniques designed primarily for new iPad users. Learn how to set up your iPad to support personal interests and explore the basics of Apple’s latest operating system. We will cover an introduction to the iPad screen, entering personal contacts, calendar entries, and messaging and email. Other topics will be introduced as time permits. Active involvement and hands-on…

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W18-90 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN, PART 2

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-90 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN, PART 2 Thursdays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Gladstone The course provides analyses of selected European and American films featuring artists as heroes and heroines as depicted in fictional, biographical dramatizations, and historical documentaries. The class will examine the struggle of artistic creation. Discussions will include questions such as: How historically accurate are dramatized biographies of famous artists such as Rembrandt, Bruegel, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo…

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W18-SCF-107 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W18-SCF-107 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 1 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Bob Latessa With a new administration in office and the stock market trading near all-time highs, investors are increasingly challenged with finding opportunities to maximize a realistic and sustainable rate of return without taking excessive risk. Whether it’s generating income in a low-interest rate environment or seeking growth opportunities, we will explore the various risks that…

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W18-88 EVERYDAY AND MODERN PHYSICS

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-88 EVERYDAY AND MODERN PHYSICS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Yamartino Many of us encounter and solve physics problems daily without ever thinking that science is involved. In this course, we will cover simple physics, as well as advances made over the past 150 years. Examples of simple physics include mechanical advantage, as experienced at the gym, or forms of energy, such as that of a car rolling down a hill, or a…

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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 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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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: WATERWAYS & NATIONAL PARKS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST – INFORMATION SESSION

January 25, 2018 @ 2:30 AM - 3:30 PM

January 25 is an information session for the Pacific Northwest adventure. The actual trip will be August 23 - 30, 2018 (download flyer for complete itinerary) Save

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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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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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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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W18-85 REALISM AND NATURALISM IN THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY

February 27, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-85 REALISM AND NATURALISM IN THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Some of the great American writers since the mid-19th century were realists and naturalists who consciously formulated the short story as an art form, developing the genre with such energy and vision that it is sometimes called a uniquely American form. These writers abandoned traditional conventions and the sentimentality of romantic fiction and embraced a strident realism powered…

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March 2018

W18-73 RICHARD NIXON

March 1, 2018 @ 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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W18-73 RICHARD NIXON Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones Two words capture Richard Nixon: controversial and consequential. From the time he entered Congress in 1946 until his death in 1994, Richard Nixon could not be ignored. Now the publication of a full, but accessible biography, Richard Nixon: The Life, by John A. Farrell, affords us the opportunity to review and reassess the life and career of one of the most important American political…

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W18-71 iPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

March 1, 2018 @ 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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W18-71 iPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman Starting with the basics, you’ll learn to set up your iPhone and then move on to add dozens of skills to make your iPhone experience truly amazing. We’ll cover everything from making and receiving phone calls, sending and receiving emails, taking pictures, searching the internet, keeping a calendar and contact list, and instant messaging. We’ll also introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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W18-76 THE BEST TRAVEL WRITING 2017 HAD TO OFFER

March 1, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-76 THE BEST TRAVEL WRITING 2017 HAD TO OFFER Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Garry Grossman The best travel writers don’t merely describe popular, exotic foreign destinations. Rather, as detectives, historians, and anthropologists, they bring us unique insights into other cultures that may enlighten us as to the origins of our own culture, as well as bring us amazing views of cultures and customs different from our own. Transport yourself “beyond” in this stimulating…

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W18-72 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

March 1, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-72 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bill Andrews and Helga Harris To paraphrase Socrates, “Unexamined writing is not worth writing.” So, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, join us in our friendly, unthreatening atmosphere as we examine the finished pieces or works-in-progress of the class. You read what you have, then the others offer positive feedback. Any genre is welcome: fiction, non-fiction, personal memoir, or…

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W18-81 INTRODUCTION TO ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY

March 1, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-81 INTRODUCTION TO ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marc Scher The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. Ironically, that interest may well be attributable to the unprecedented growth of information technology. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write in a legible hand, and it is perhaps because of this reliance on technology that many…

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W18-82 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

March 1, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-82 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 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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W18-SCF-93 THE PEOPLE AND LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES

March 1, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-SCF-93 THE PEOPLE AND LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 ACADEMY 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.…

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W18-79 THE SECRET ILLNESSES OF WORLD LEADERS AND U.S. PRESIDENTS

March 1, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W18-79 THE SECRET ILLNESSES OF WORLD LEADERS AND U.S. PRESIDENTS 7 Sessions: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Thursdays: Jan. 11-Mar. 1; Note: No class Jan. 18 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz In this course, we will examine how the secret illnesses of world leaders and U.S. presidents affected history, politics, and wars (e.g., Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam). Our discussions will include Golda Meir, Winston Churchill, Mao Tse-tung, Hitler, and Stalin; and presidents Washington, Jefferson, Jackson,…

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W18-78 THE OTHER SIDE OF NASHVILLE

March 1, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-78 THE OTHER SIDE OF NASHVILLE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Music City has been the mecca for country music since the ‘40s. Its identity has become world famous and its music—the most programmed format on radio, but wait! In this class, we will explore the incredible, and mostly unknown, secret of Nashville, its wealth and the variety of non-country music that has had its roots there. The list of artists,…

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W18-86 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

March 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-86 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rick Steinmann As many as 10,000 “factually innocent” individuals may be wrongfully convicted of serious offenses and incarcerated in the U.S. every year. In this course, we will explore this disturbing issue and address its various causes. They include mistaken identifications, coerced confessions, flawed forensics, false jailhouse snitch testimony, poor legal representation, police misconduct, and prosecution failure to provide exculpatory evidence to the…

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W18-SCF-94 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST

March 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W18-SCF-94 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Aaron This course offers an in-depth exploration of the countries, non-state organizations, conflicts, and alliances in the modern Middle East. We will also discuss the influences and involvements of competing foreign powers. Students will gain an understanding of events as they unfold in the Middle East and reflect on the few options the United States has in…

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W18-83 MARKETS ROUND TABLE

March 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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W18-83 MARKETS ROUND TABLE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Houston Hill Join us for the Markets Round Table, led by a former Wall Street bond trader with lifelong experience in financial markets. Using an open-ended discussion format, the Round Table will cover current and projected outlooks for the major financial markets, with an emphasis on stocks. Other topics will include the market implications of political policies, interest rates and the Fed, and basics of…

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W18-84 RCLLA BOOK CLUB

March 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W18-84 RCLLA BOOK CLUB Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anne Arsenault Want to have fun reading current fiction? In this study group, we will read a novel every two weeks, or four per term. The first book for the term is The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a round table format. Texts are available locally and…

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W18-89 SENECA SPEAKS!

March 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W18-89 SENECA SPEAKS! Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher and classically trained scholar who lived in the first century A.D., speaks to us with eternal truths across the centuries. In more than 100 personal letters, he teaches how to healthfully balance the powers of reason, emotion, and the boundaries between fate and free will. His plays, exploding with graphic restlessness and hyperrealism, dramatize the psychological…

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W18-87 MEMOIR PLUS

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W18-87 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 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 geared…

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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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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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SP18-20 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD

March 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SP18-20 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-22 Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Three Weeks TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Although it is one of the smallest areas of the world, the geographical region of Syria/Palestine has some of the greatest variations in climate and topography found anywhere on earth. This region is a land bridge 350 miles long and only 60 miles wide. It is situated between Africa…

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SP18-25 THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: ROME

March 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SP18-25 THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: ROME Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-22 Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Three Weeks TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Roman Republic was the era of ancient Roman civilization traditionally dated from 509 BCE, and ending in 27 BCE with the establishment of the Roman Empire. It was during this period that Rome’s control expanded from the city’s immediate surroundings to hegemony over the entire Mediterranean world. The Roman Empire was…

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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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April 2018

SP18-47 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS, AND IDIOTS, OH MY!

April 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SP18-47 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS, AND IDIOTS, OH MY! Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Klosterman Investors face the challenges of protecting their financial resources against the forces of inflation, volatility, financial industry groupthink, and global disruptions and dislocations. This course will explore how to design a portfolio in order to protect its value and to maximize the impact it can have, both in good times and bad. The instructor’s book, The Four…

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SP18-46 IPAD PHOTOS, PHOTO BOOKS & VIDEOS

April 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-46 IPAD PHOTOS, PHOTO BOOKS & VIDEOS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum The iPad is a fabulous tool used for managing photos, videos, and preserving memories. In this class, you will learn iPad photo editing techniques, how to create hardcover books from your photos, and how to integrate your photos and videos for professional looking presentations, or to simply enjoy your pictures and video clips. Active involvement and hands-on practice will…

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SP18-SCF-32 THE FILMS OF MARTIN SCORSESE

April 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP18-SCF-32 THE FILMS OF MARTIN SCORSESE Thursdays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 12 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Award-winning director Martin Scorsese has directed some of the greatest movies in film history. In keeping with previous classes taught under the heading great directors, the instructor will show scenes from Scorsese’s most important films and discuss each film in detail. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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SP18-50 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE!

April 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-50 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE! Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Current research shows that women control the majority of personal wealth in the United States and make most of the household buying and investing decisions. A 2006 study found that 90 percent of women respondents reported feeling insecure when it comes to personal finance. If you would like to learn more about financial services and feel more secure…

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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: THE ARTS IN CUBAN CULTURE INFORMATION MEETING SAVE THE DATE

April 19, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

INFORMATION MEETING - SAVE THE DATE Thursday, April 19 • 3-4:30 p.m. Cuba information session with Dr. Pedro O. Schuck, program coordinator. Dr. Schuck will discuss the details of the trip (i.e. visa, flight, down payments, arrival, itinerary, accommodations, etc.) Request information

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SP18-44 FOUR FATEFUL YEARS: 1988-1992

April 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SP18-44 FOUR FATEFUL YEARS: 1988-1992 Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones The presidency of George H. W. Bush corresponds with momentous events that both closed lengthy chapters in the American past and opened the United States to new challenges in the future. Specifically, those four years witnessed the break-up of the Soviet Union and the collapse of colonial rule in South Africa. During the same period, the Exxon oil spill and Operation Desert…

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SP18-43 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

April 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SP18-43 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bill Andrews and Helga Harris To paraphrase Socrates, “Unexamined writing is not worth writing.” So, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, join us in our friendly, unthreatening atmosphere as we examine the finished pieces or works-in-progress of the class. You read what you have, then the others offer positive feedback. Any genre is welcome: fiction, non-fiction, personal memoir, or…

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SP18-45 WORLD LEADERS: THEIR SECRET ILLNESSES AND EFFECTS

April 26, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-45 WORLD LEADERS: THEIR SECRET ILLNESSES AND EFFECTS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26: Note: No class March 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz In this course, we will examine how the secret illnesses of U.S. presidents affected history, politics, and wars. Our discussions will include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Bill Clinton, and George Bush (#43); and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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SP18-48 MEMOIR PLUS

April 26, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-48 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 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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SP18-51 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

April 26, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SP18-51 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 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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SP18-52 MARKETS ROUND TABLE

April 26, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-52 MARKETS ROUND TABLE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Houston Hill Join us for the Markets Round Table, led by a former Wall Street bond trader with lifelong experience in financial markets. Using an open-ended discussion format, the Round Table will cover current and projected outlooks for the major financial markets, with an emphasis on stocks. Other topics will include the market implications of political policies, interest rates and the Fed, and basics of…

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SP18-53 THE FAT MAN AND THE TROLLEY

April 26, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SP18-53 THE FAT MAN AND THE TROLLEY Thursday: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Mar. 22-Apr. 26; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rosemary Bowler We are often faced with difficult decisions in our daily life. This course will examine both actual and hypothetical situations demanding a moral decision, and in each case, our choice may have both positive and negative effects. As we discuss our decisions, we will look for guidance in the arguments of thinkers,…

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SP18-49 SENECA SPEAKS!

April 26, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SP18-49 SENECA SPEAKS! Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher and classically-trained scholar who lived in the first century A.D., speaks to us with eternal truths across the centuries. In more than 100 personal letters, he teaches how to healthfully balance the powers of reason, emotion, and the pull between fate and free will. His plays, exploding with graphic restlessness and hyperrealism, dramatize the psychological upheavals…

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May 2018

SU18-13 THEY ALSO RAN

May 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-13 THEY ALSO RAN Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Alfred Jones No one loves a loser, especially in this success-driven society. No wonder candidates who run second in our presidential sweepstakes are often soon forgotten. In this course, we will recall and re-evaluate some of the defeated major party nominees who don’t deserve to be forgotten. Who they are will be decided by the class in our first session. How they won their party’s nomination,…

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SU18-11 ANCIENT EGYPT: THE NEW KINGDOM

May 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SU18-11 ANCIENT EGYPT: THE NEW KINGDOM Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Steven Derfler The New Kingdom, when “Egypt Ruled the East,” spanned a period of 1550-1070 BCE. It was a peak period of prosperity and power when Egypt extended its authority north into Syria and Palestine, west almost to the Siwa Oasis and south to the First Cataract. The monumental architecture of the day was the temple. In addition, there was a paradigm shift with…

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SU18-16 CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM

May 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-16 CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Steven Derfler The religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all arise from Western tradition and thought. Judaism’s origins stem from the patriarchal narrative and tradition of Abraham, while Christianity’s foundation grew from the matriarchal lineage of Sarah. Islamic faith also begins with Abraham, but finds its roots in the matriarchal tradition of Hagar. These beliefs have sacred texts, dogmas, rituals, and symbols which often differ starkly from…

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June 2018

SU18-09 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I

June 28, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-09 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Simona Bai This introductory course is for anyone with no or very little knowledge of the language. During the course, students wil llearn Italian vocabulary, grammar, and how to interact with people. NOTE: The text for the course is Italian Now! L’italiano d’oggi! Level 1, Second Edition by Marcel Danesi, Ph.D. and is available locally or through online vendors. Course Fee: $95; Member Fee: $85.50.

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SU18-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II

June 28, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 Simona Bai This course will build on the communication skills taught in Beginners’ Italian, Pt. I. Anyone with a basic knowledge of Italian is welcome. Students enrolled in level two will expand their vocabulary, work on basic grammar, and practice speaking the language confidently and comfortably. NOTE: The text for the course is Italian Now! L’italiano d’oggi! Level 1, Second Edition by Marcel Danesi, Ph.D. and…

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SU18-27 MEMOIR PLUS

June 28, 2018 @ 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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SU18-27 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 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 geared to these…

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SU18-28 PLAY READING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

June 28, 2018 @ 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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SU18-28 PLAY READING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 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 Wasserstein’s Tender…

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September 2018

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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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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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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FA18-48 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-48 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai This course is a basic introduction to Italian. Students will learn the alphabet, numbers, greetings, common Italian phrases, and much more. Each week, students will build on lessons from the previous session by adding words and phrases to their vocabulary and by practicing their pronunciation skills. Students will start to get a sense of the Italian language and grammar; plus the casual…

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FA18-49 SIX GREAT POEMS

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-49 SIX GREAT POEMS Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jim Larson In this class, we will read and discuss six important poems and consider their relevance to our lives to shed new light on familiar works. The poems are “Ulysses” by Alfred Tennyson, “The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, “The Second Coming” by W.B. Yeats, “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet, “Death of the Hired Man” by Robert Frost, and “Mother…

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FA18-51 KNOWLEDGE, FREEDOM, AND MORALS

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-51 KNOWLEDGE, FREEDOM, AND MORALS Thursdays: 9–10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27–Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Eric Steinberg Do we actually have knowledge of events and objects in everyday experience or are they merely things we believe? If our choices and actions are always caused, are we ever free agents? What makes one’s acts moral or immoral? These questions have interested philosophers for many centuries. Although the course will consider the responses of some major figures in the history of…

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FA18-50 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-50 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Oct. 4-Nov. 15 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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FA18-15 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-15 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 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-a-lifetime photo opportunities or the chance to capture a priceless family or vacation memory. In this class, you’ll learn how to compose and take extraordinarily good photos and videos, edit them to perfection, store…

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FA18-47 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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FA18-47 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Note: Extended Time 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 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/in-progress work to share with the class. Those who read on a given day have 20 minutes, ideally 10 minutes of reading time and then…

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FA18-53 COMING OF AGE: 1960s TV NEWS

November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-53 COMING OF AGE: 1960s TV NEWS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1960s was a decade of political and social upheaval, and TV news came of age. The course will highlight, with video clips, many of the major events, pop cultural trends, and movements of the decade along with lecture and discussion of the role and impact TV had on them. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-19 THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD x 2

November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-19 THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD x 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Seven Wonders of the World is a list of remarkable constructions of classical antiquity cited by various authors in guidebooks or poems popular among ancient Hellenic tourists. Although the list, in its current form, did not stabilize until the Renaissance, the first such lists of Seven Wonders date from the 1st-2nd century BC. The…

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FA18-52 HOW THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LED TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER

November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-52 HOW THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LED TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Oct. 4-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens Albiez During the 14 years of Germany’s first attempt at parliamentary democracy, German society was roiled by revolution, defamation, anti-Semitism, political murders, hyperinflation, coup attempts, and mass unemployment, all of which led to Hitler’s rise to power. We will explore the rich detail of Germany’s short but intense historic period called the “Weimar…

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FA18-SCF-68 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKET

November 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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FA18-SCF-68 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKET Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 25-Nov. 15 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Bob Latessa This class will provide a broad look at the current state of today’s financial markets. We will not only address the risks investors face but will also outline opportunities that wealth managers look for when allocating portfolios. Themes to be discussed will include: tax-advantaged investing, investing for income in a low-interest-rate environment, analysis of investor behavior, the…

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FA18-54 HOW DEMOCRACIES END

November 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-54 HOW DEMOCRACIES END Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague How and why does a seemingly successful democracy fail? How and why does a specific historical democracy form, and what is it trying to accomplish? This course is a timely look into the historical structure of democracies, their strengths and weaknesses, and what history tells us about the future of our own governmental system. We will explore what happens during…

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FA18-26 FROM SPICE ROUTES TO SPACE AGE: LIVING IN THE MIDEAST

November 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-26 FROM SPICE ROUTES TO SPACE AGE: LIVING IN THE MIDEAST Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Middle East is generally considered the birthplace of civilization. In this course, we will examine the archaeological and historical evidence found in this region, looking in particular at the evolution of living patterns, to understand how humankind developed. We’ll look at patterns ranging from the nomadic and semi-nomadic, through city and urban society,…

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FA18-55 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES

November 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-55 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner & Barbara Shocket We will watch and discuss selected contemporary and classic films, which portray the joys, torments, sorrows, complexities, ironies, and paradoxes of the mystery which is—accurately or inaccurately—called love. With a psychological analysis of the emotional connections in these movie characters, we will decide for ourselves whether what we see is really love! Silver Member: $95;…

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January 2019

Information Expo

January 17 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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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Information Expo

January 31 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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

W19-SCF-105 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR RETIREMENT

February 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W19-SCF-105 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR RETIREMENT Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Jan. 24-Feb. 7 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure that your money will last throughout retirement? This course will teach the principles that will ensure you don’t outlive your savings. By the end of this class, you should have an excellent understanding of the risks you face, how to preserve your investments, and how to create a financial plan that enables…

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W19-80 THE CIVIL WAR: BROOKLYN, N.Y.C., AND LINCOLN

February 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-80 THE CIVIL WAR: BROOKLYN, N.Y.C., AND LINCOLN Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Jan. 24-Feb. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bud Livingston BROOKLYN: Where did the Union troops go after their surrender at Fort Sumter in 1861? Where was Abraham Lincoln supposed to speak in 1860 before he delivered his Cooper Union Address? Where did the Squibb and Pfizer pharmaceutical companies begin their operations? Where was the Civil War’s most famous ship built, the one whose very existence changed naval warfare…

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W19-WPP-106 THE VIOLIN

February 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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W19-WPP-106 THE VIOLIN Thursdays: 1-2 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 14 WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT DaVid Pineda-Huezo You may have assumed that the violin was invented by Italians, but in this course, you’ll learn that its origins lie at least as far back as ancient Egypt. We’ll trace its development into the modern violin born in the 16th century in the territories that are now Germany, Austria, and Northern Italy, and look at the changes it has undergone. Identifying the violin…

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

February 21 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 21 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 21 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 21 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 21 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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-95 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: THE RENAISSANCE

February 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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-103 MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS

February 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 21 @ 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 21 @ 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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W19-79 THE WOMAN IN ART: BEAUTY OR BEAST?

February 21 @ 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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W19-79 THE WOMAN IN ART: BEAUTY OR BEAST? Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss Throughout the ages, Woman has been one of the most central themes in art. Woman has been portrayed as mother, lover, and ideal beauty. Yet, along with these idealized representations, there is an equally constant cultural current that has negatively portrayed Woman. We will examine the changing portrayal of Woman in art, from the personification of beauty to the…

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W19-86 THE MOVIE CLUB

February 21 @ 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 21 @ 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-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD

February 21 @ 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-SCF-97 SIX CONTROVERSIAL PRESIDENTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

February 21 @ 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-97 SIX CONTROVERSIAL PRESIDENTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Robert Brent Toplin Our studies will draw attention to the character and leadership of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan. We’ll investigate their upbringing, early life experiences, and personality formation. Central to our discussion will be an examination of psychological factors, which may help us understand why…

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W19-SCF-104 LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES

February 21 @ 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 21 @ 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 21 @ 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 21 @ 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 21 @ 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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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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