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January 2019

Information Expo

January 14, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Jan. 14-17 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership…

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Information Expo

January 15, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Jan. 14-17 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership…

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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress, and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as…

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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora It’s a rare person who does not have concerns, fears, or questions about the end of life. This course will discuss ancient and modern views of death, as well as topics ranging from advance planning to palliative care, funerals to finances, and body snatching to bioethics. Class interaction will be encouraged. There is no required text for this course.…

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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is from “The Great Books Reading & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read,…

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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer…

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LWR TALKS SPEAKER SERIES

January 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd.
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 United States
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LWR TALKS SPEAKER SERIES Join the conversation each month at 10:00 AM The Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club Visit Lakewoodranch.com to register $10/Person/Session Download information flyer here January 15, 2018 "Creativity is Important at Every Age" Dr. Peter McCallister February 19, 2018 "The President's Daily Brief" John Rixse March 19, 2018 "Artificial Intelligence: Good or Evil" Dr. Alex Beavers April 16, 2018 "Embracing Life Transitions" Kathy Flora Download information flyer here

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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Looking for a more interesting and exciting retirement? We’ve lined up the experts to talk about brain health, money, networking, social life, sexuality, and more. Discover enjoyable local pursuits and get “serious” about playing in retirement! Participate in lively and valuable discussions designed to help you explore your recreational options. Create the retirement you envisioned for yourself! Silver Member:…

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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 a.m-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI 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. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE!

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 (No Class: Feb. 26) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David G. Wilkins The recent comment by the rapper, Kanye West, characterizing slavery as a choice, highlights the misinformation and deliberate falsehoods that impede our understanding of American slavery. Inadequate, and in too many cases, non-existent instruction in American classrooms can be faulted for some of these shortcomings. Revisionist historians and Confederate apologists who have…

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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno How were the 11 countries of Southeast Asia (Myanmar to Timor Leste) formed? What is their ethnic and religious composition? How do those formations impact the chance for democracy to succeed in each? Do you wonder what the impact of colonialism was on these countries? What is the historic influence of China and India on their societies? This course…

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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Major discoveries in astronomy and physics over the last several decades have caused scientists to rethink how the cosmos really works. It seemed Newton explained things very well for the human scale. Then Einstein redefined space, time, and gravity for the scale of the universe. Then along came quantum mechanics that redefined matter at the…

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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to…

Find out more »

W19-SCF-100 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-100 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET Tuesdays 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 5 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,…

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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention…

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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen In Wagner’s epic “Ring Cycle,” he uses recurring themes to denote people, places, emotions, etc. In this course, we will learn these themes and see how they are used by viewing excerpts from the first two operas for the four-opera cycle. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL!

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon When rock ‘n’ roll arrived in 1953-1954, it changed American Pop music forever. Big Bands, singers, songwriters, and music publishers were in a real quandary—“What do we do now with this teenage phenomenon? Our careers are finished!” Oh, but wait! In this class, you will discover that many “old school” performers and songwriters continued their popularity during this great…

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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Wisdom of the Enneagram goes way beyond just understanding our personality types. Once we understand the concepts of personality typing, this information helps us make a clearer connection between our personality types and our “essence” and aspects of our non-dual self. Through exercises, activities, and discussions, the course will help us see through the veils…

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Information Expo

January 16, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Jan. 14-17 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership…

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Information Expo

January 17, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Jan. 14-17 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership…

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OLLI ADVENTURES: QUEEN MARY 2 INFORMATION SESSION

January 22, 2019 @ 2:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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OLLI ADVENTURES: NEW YORK TO SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND SAIL THE QUEEN MARY 2, JUNE 7-14, 2019 The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Ringling College presents one of life’s greatest travel experiences—a transatlantic voyage aboard the Queen Mary 2, the finest ocean liner in the world! Join us for an information session DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 22 TIME: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Room 13 at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave. To register for the free session, call 941-309-5111. Download QM2 Information Flyer

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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

Find out more »

W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress, and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as…

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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora It’s a rare person who does not have concerns, fears, or questions about the end of life. This course will discuss ancient and modern views of death, as well as topics ranging from advance planning to palliative care, funerals to finances, and body snatching to bioethics. Class interaction will be encouraged. There is no required text for this course.…

Find out more »

W19-25 GREAT BOOKS

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is from “The Great Books Reading & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read,…

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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

January 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer…

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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Looking for a more interesting and exciting retirement? We’ve lined up the experts to talk about brain health, money, networking, social life, sexuality, and more. Discover enjoyable local pursuits and get “serious” about playing in retirement! Participate in lively and valuable discussions designed to help you explore your recreational options. Create the retirement you envisioned for yourself! Silver Member:…

Find out more »

W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 a.m-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI 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. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

Find out more »

W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE!

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 (No Class: Feb. 26) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David G. Wilkins The recent comment by the rapper, Kanye West, characterizing slavery as a choice, highlights the misinformation and deliberate falsehoods that impede our understanding of American slavery. Inadequate, and in too many cases, non-existent instruction in American classrooms can be faulted for some of these shortcomings. Revisionist historians and Confederate apologists who have…

Find out more »

W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno How were the 11 countries of Southeast Asia (Myanmar to Timor Leste) formed? What is their ethnic and religious composition? How do those formations impact the chance for democracy to succeed in each? Do you wonder what the impact of colonialism was on these countries? What is the historic influence of China and India on their societies? This course…

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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Major discoveries in astronomy and physics over the last several decades have caused scientists to rethink how the cosmos really works. It seemed Newton explained things very well for the human scale. Then Einstein redefined space, time, and gravity for the scale of the universe. Then along came quantum mechanics that redefined matter at the…

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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

Find out more »

W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to…

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W19-SCF-100 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-100 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET Tuesdays 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 5 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,…

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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention…

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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen In Wagner’s epic “Ring Cycle,” he uses recurring themes to denote people, places, emotions, etc. In this course, we will learn these themes and see how they are used by viewing excerpts from the first two operas for the four-opera cycle. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL!

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon When rock ‘n’ roll arrived in 1953-1954, it changed American Pop music forever. Big Bands, singers, songwriters, and music publishers were in a real quandary—“What do we do now with this teenage phenomenon? Our careers are finished!” Oh, but wait! In this class, you will discover that many “old school” performers and songwriters continued their popularity during this great…

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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Wisdom of the Enneagram goes way beyond just understanding our personality types. Once we understand the concepts of personality typing, this information helps us make a clearer connection between our personality types and our “essence” and aspects of our non-dual self. Through exercises, activities, and discussions, the course will help us see through the veils…

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

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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MOVIE STARS FROM THE ’50s and ’60s Tuesday: 1-2 p.m. • Jan. 22 Westminster Point Pleasant Monroe Brett Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne…once upon a time, they were all A-list Hollywood actors. They were movie stars, but by no means were they perfect. Perhaps it’s their imperfections that make them all the more interesting. Join us for a discussion about these film stars and their lives—the good, the bad, and the extraordinary. Lectures sponsored by Westminster Point…

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Information Expo

January 28, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs),…

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Information Expo

January 29, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs),…

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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress, and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as…

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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora It’s a rare person who does not have concerns, fears, or questions about the end of life. This course will discuss ancient and modern views of death, as well as topics ranging from advance planning to palliative care, funerals to finances, and body snatching to bioethics. Class interaction will be encouraged. There is no required text for this course.…

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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond The year is 1348, and 10 Florentines (seven women and three men) have fled from the city to escape the plague. They pass the time telling stories, and the result is what one critic has called “an inexhaustibly rich, late medieval feast of narrative cunning, bawdy humor, and sly wit…a celebration of the sheer pleasure of being alive.” We will…

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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is from “The Great Books Reading & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read,…

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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer…

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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Looking for a more interesting and exciting retirement? We’ve lined up the experts to talk about brain health, money, networking, social life, sexuality, and more. Discover enjoyable local pursuits and get “serious” about playing in retirement! Participate in lively and valuable discussions designed to help you explore your recreational options. Create the retirement you envisioned for yourself! Silver Member:…

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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 a.m-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI 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. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE!

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 (No Class: Feb. 26) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David G. Wilkins The recent comment by the rapper, Kanye West, characterizing slavery as a choice, highlights the misinformation and deliberate falsehoods that impede our understanding of American slavery. Inadequate, and in too many cases, non-existent instruction in American classrooms can be faulted for some of these shortcomings. Revisionist historians and Confederate apologists who have…

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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: OLLI Instructors In this course, we will revisit the lives of history makers from all walks of life. Our journey will lead to discoveries that include their unknown accomplishments and secret failings. We can expect to meet politicos, geniuses, athletes, the Hollywood elite as well as those with connections to the arts, science, literature, and more. Join us for a peek into…

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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno How were the 11 countries of Southeast Asia (Myanmar to Timor Leste) formed? What is their ethnic and religious composition? How do those formations impact the chance for democracy to succeed in each? Do you wonder what the impact of colonialism was on these countries? What is the historic influence of China and India on their societies? This course…

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W19-SCF-98 HOW FOOD BECOMES YOU: AN ADVENTURE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-98 HOW FOOD BECOMES YOU: AN ADVENTURE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 29-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Joe Kerata You’ve heard the axiom, “we are what we eat,” but how exactly do steaks, veggies, and ice cream become us? You don’t have to be a scientist to enjoy exploring human biology from a different perspective — from the molecular to the global level. Discover the differences between carbohydrates, fats, and…

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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Major discoveries in astronomy and physics over the last several decades have caused scientists to rethink how the cosmos really works. It seemed Newton explained things very well for the human scale. Then Einstein redefined space, time, and gravity for the scale of the universe. Then along came quantum mechanics that redefined matter at the…

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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

January 29, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to…

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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Learn how to recognize financial market corrections, panics, and collapses. How can people protect themselves during negative market conditions? How have others profited? We will examine recent collapses including Brazil and Argentina contrasted with historical collapses, such as the Great Depression. Arm yourself with lessons of the past and be ready to take…

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W19-SCF-100 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-100 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET Tuesdays 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 5 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,…

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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention…

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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen In Wagner’s epic “Ring Cycle,” he uses recurring themes to denote people, places, emotions, etc. In this course, we will learn these themes and see how they are used by viewing excerpts from the first two operas for the four-opera cycle. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL!

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon When rock ‘n’ roll arrived in 1953-1954, it changed American Pop music forever. Big Bands, singers, songwriters, and music publishers were in a real quandary—“What do we do now with this teenage phenomenon? Our careers are finished!” Oh, but wait! In this class, you will discover that many “old school” performers and songwriters continued their popularity during this great…

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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Wisdom of the Enneagram goes way beyond just understanding our personality types. Once we understand the concepts of personality typing, this information helps us make a clearer connection between our personality types and our “essence” and aspects of our non-dual self. Through exercises, activities, and discussions, the course will help us see through the veils…

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OLLI ADVENTURES INFORMATION SESSION: SICILY, JANUARY 29, 2019

January 29, 2019 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SICILY — ERUPTING WITH CULTURE TOUR TOUR DATES June 22-29, 2019 DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION - FEB. 15, 2019 INFORMATION SESSION WITH ROBERT GAGLIO DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 29 TIME: 2:30-3:30 p.m. • 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Bldg., #1 To register for the free session, call 941-309-5111 Download information flyer here See OLLI ADVENTURES event page

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Information Expo

January 30, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs),…

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Information Expo

January 31, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. HELP US – HELP YOU Do you have ideas for making OLLI at Ringling College even better? Do you have skills and expertise you would like to share with OLLI? We need your help to grow. Stop by the tables during the Information Expo to learn more about how you can make a difference in your lifelong learning program by volunteering. We’ll have information on our new membership levels and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs),…

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February 2019

W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

February 5, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

February 5, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress, and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as…

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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE

February 5, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora It’s a rare person who does not have concerns, fears, or questions about the end of life. This course will discuss ancient and modern views of death, as well as topics ranging from advance planning to palliative care, funerals to finances, and body snatching to bioethics. Class interaction will be encouraged. There is no required text for this course.…

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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON

February 5, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond The year is 1348, and 10 Florentines (seven women and three men) have fled from the city to escape the plague. They pass the time telling stories, and the result is what one critic has called “an inexhaustibly rich, late medieval feast of narrative cunning, bawdy humor, and sly wit…a celebration of the sheer pleasure of being alive.” We will…

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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS

February 5, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is from “The Great Books Reading & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read,…

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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

February 5, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer…

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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT

February 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Looking for a more interesting and exciting retirement? We’ve lined up the experts to talk about brain health, money, networking, social life, sexuality, and more. Discover enjoyable local pursuits and get “serious” about playing in retirement! Participate in lively and valuable discussions designed to help you explore your recreational options. Create the retirement you envisioned for yourself! Silver Member:…

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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

February 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 a.m-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI 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. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE!

February 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 (No Class: Feb. 26) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David G. Wilkins The recent comment by the rapper, Kanye West, characterizing slavery as a choice, highlights the misinformation and deliberate falsehoods that impede our understanding of American slavery. Inadequate, and in too many cases, non-existent instruction in American classrooms can be faulted for some of these shortcomings. Revisionist historians and Confederate apologists who have…

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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

February 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: OLLI Instructors In this course, we will revisit the lives of history makers from all walks of life. Our journey will lead to discoveries that include their unknown accomplishments and secret failings. We can expect to meet politicos, geniuses, athletes, the Hollywood elite as well as those with connections to the arts, science, literature, and more. Join us for a peek into…

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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

February 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno How were the 11 countries of Southeast Asia (Myanmar to Timor Leste) formed? What is their ethnic and religious composition? How do those formations impact the chance for democracy to succeed in each? Do you wonder what the impact of colonialism was on these countries? What is the historic influence of China and India on their societies? This course…

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W19-SCF-98 HOW FOOD BECOMES YOU: AN ADVENTURE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY

February 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-98 HOW FOOD BECOMES YOU: AN ADVENTURE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 29-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Joe Kerata You’ve heard the axiom, “we are what we eat,” but how exactly do steaks, veggies, and ice cream become us? You don’t have to be a scientist to enjoy exploring human biology from a different perspective — from the molecular to the global level. Discover the differences between carbohydrates, fats, and…

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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

February 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Major discoveries in astronomy and physics over the last several decades have caused scientists to rethink how the cosmos really works. It seemed Newton explained things very well for the human scale. Then Einstein redefined space, time, and gravity for the scale of the universe. Then along came quantum mechanics that redefined matter at the…

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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

February 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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W19-33 MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-33 MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Feb. 5-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Cassway Join us as we delve into the works of today’s leading architects: Frank Gehry, Moshe Safdie, Norman Foster, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, and many more. Learn how finance, advanced technology, climate change, and computers have influenced the approach used to design buildings today. We will examine modern architecture’s 15 most celebrated buildings, including skyscrapers, museums, libraries, and housing. This course…

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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to…

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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Learn how to recognize financial market corrections, panics, and collapses. How can people protect themselves during negative market conditions? How have others profited? We will examine recent collapses including Brazil and Argentina contrasted with historical collapses, such as the Great Depression. Arm yourself with lessons of the past and be ready to take…

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W19-SCF-100 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-100 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET Tuesdays 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 5 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,…

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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention…

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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen In Wagner’s epic “Ring Cycle,” he uses recurring themes to denote people, places, emotions, etc. In this course, we will learn these themes and see how they are used by viewing excerpts from the first two operas for the four-opera cycle. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL!

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon When rock ‘n’ roll arrived in 1953-1954, it changed American Pop music forever. Big Bands, singers, songwriters, and music publishers were in a real quandary—“What do we do now with this teenage phenomenon? Our careers are finished!” Oh, but wait! In this class, you will discover that many “old school” performers and songwriters continued their popularity during this great…

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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Wisdom of the Enneagram goes way beyond just understanding our personality types. Once we understand the concepts of personality typing, this information helps us make a clearer connection between our personality types and our “essence” and aspects of our non-dual self. Through exercises, activities, and discussions, the course will help us see through the veils…

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

February 7, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

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

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W19-SCF-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD

February 7, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress, and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as…

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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE

February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora It’s a rare person who does not have concerns, fears, or questions about the end of life. This course will discuss ancient and modern views of death, as well as topics ranging from advance planning to palliative care, funerals to finances, and body snatching to bioethics. Class interaction will be encouraged. There is no required text for this course.…

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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON

February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond The year is 1348, and 10 Florentines (seven women and three men) have fled from the city to escape the plague. They pass the time telling stories, and the result is what one critic has called “an inexhaustibly rich, late medieval feast of narrative cunning, bawdy humor, and sly wit…a celebration of the sheer pleasure of being alive.” We will…

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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS

February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is from “The Great Books Reading & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read,…

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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer…

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W19-28 YOUR DESTINY IS IN YOUR CLOSET

February 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-28 YOUR DESTINY IS IN YOUR CLOSET Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 12-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gail Condrick In this class, you will learn to create a wardrobe that is in alignment with who you are in your now body and life. The goal is to honor who you are and to assist you to feel empowered and confident. Perfect for those in transition and fun! You will learn the psychology of dressing and the messages your…

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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT

February 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Looking for a more interesting and exciting retirement? We’ve lined up the experts to talk about brain health, money, networking, social life, sexuality, and more. Discover enjoyable local pursuits and get “serious” about playing in retirement! Participate in lively and valuable discussions designed to help you explore your recreational options. Create the retirement you envisioned for yourself! Silver Member:…

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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

February 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 a.m-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI 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. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE!

February 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 (No Class: Feb. 26) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David G. Wilkins The recent comment by the rapper, Kanye West, characterizing slavery as a choice, highlights the misinformation and deliberate falsehoods that impede our understanding of American slavery. Inadequate, and in too many cases, non-existent instruction in American classrooms can be faulted for some of these shortcomings. Revisionist historians and Confederate apologists who have…

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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

February 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: OLLI Instructors In this course, we will revisit the lives of history makers from all walks of life. Our journey will lead to discoveries that include their unknown accomplishments and secret failings. We can expect to meet politicos, geniuses, athletes, the Hollywood elite as well as those with connections to the arts, science, literature, and more. Join us for a peek into…

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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

February 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno How were the 11 countries of Southeast Asia (Myanmar to Timor Leste) formed? What is their ethnic and religious composition? How do those formations impact the chance for democracy to succeed in each? Do you wonder what the impact of colonialism was on these countries? What is the historic influence of China and India on their societies? This course…

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W19-SCF-98 HOW FOOD BECOMES YOU: AN ADVENTURE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY

February 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-98 HOW FOOD BECOMES YOU: AN ADVENTURE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 29-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Joe Kerata You’ve heard the axiom, “we are what we eat,” but how exactly do steaks, veggies, and ice cream become us? You don’t have to be a scientist to enjoy exploring human biology from a different perspective — from the molecular to the global level. Discover the differences between carbohydrates, fats, and…

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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

February 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Major discoveries in astronomy and physics over the last several decades have caused scientists to rethink how the cosmos really works. It seemed Newton explained things very well for the human scale. Then Einstein redefined space, time, and gravity for the scale of the universe. Then along came quantum mechanics that redefined matter at the…

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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

February 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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W19-33 MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

February 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-33 MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Feb. 5-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Cassway Join us as we delve into the works of today’s leading architects: Frank Gehry, Moshe Safdie, Norman Foster, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, and many more. Learn how finance, advanced technology, climate change, and computers have influenced the approach used to design buildings today. We will examine modern architecture’s 15 most celebrated buildings, including skyscrapers, museums, libraries, and housing. This course…

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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

February 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

February 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to…

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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS

February 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Learn how to recognize financial market corrections, panics, and collapses. How can people protect themselves during negative market conditions? How have others profited? We will examine recent collapses including Brazil and Argentina contrasted with historical collapses, such as the Great Depression. Arm yourself with lessons of the past and be ready to take…

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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

February 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention…

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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1

February 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen In Wagner’s epic “Ring Cycle,” he uses recurring themes to denote people, places, emotions, etc. In this course, we will learn these themes and see how they are used by viewing excerpts from the first two operas for the four-opera cycle. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL!

February 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon When rock ‘n’ roll arrived in 1953-1954, it changed American Pop music forever. Big Bands, singers, songwriters, and music publishers were in a real quandary—“What do we do now with this teenage phenomenon? Our careers are finished!” Oh, but wait! In this class, you will discover that many “old school” performers and songwriters continued their popularity during this great…

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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

February 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Wisdom of the Enneagram goes way beyond just understanding our personality types. Once we understand the concepts of personality typing, this information helps us make a clearer connection between our personality types and our “essence” and aspects of our non-dual self. Through exercises, activities, and discussions, the course will help us see through the veils…

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

February 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

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

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W19-SCF-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD

February 14, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress, and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as…

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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE

February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora It’s a rare person who does not have concerns, fears, or questions about the end of life. This course will discuss ancient and modern views of death, as well as topics ranging from advance planning to palliative care, funerals to finances, and body snatching to bioethics. Class interaction will be encouraged. There is no required text for this course.…

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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON

February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond The year is 1348, and 10 Florentines (seven women and three men) have fled from the city to escape the plague. They pass the time telling stories, and the result is what one critic has called “an inexhaustibly rich, late medieval feast of narrative cunning, bawdy humor, and sly wit…a celebration of the sheer pleasure of being alive.” We will…

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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS

February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is from “The Great Books Reading & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read,…

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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer…

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LWR TALKS SPEAKER SERIES

February 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd.
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 United States
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LWR TALKS SPEAKER SERIES Join the conversation each month at 10:00 AM The Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club Visit Lakewoodranch.com to register $10/Person/Session Download information flyer here January 15, 2018 "Creativity is Important at Every Age" Dr. Peter McCallister February 19, 2018 "The President's Daily Brief" John Rixse March 19, 2018 "Artificial Intelligence: Good or Evil" Dr. Alex Beavers April 16, 2018 "Embracing Life Transitions" Kathy Flora Download information flyer here

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W19-28 YOUR DESTINY IS IN YOUR CLOSET

February 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-28 YOUR DESTINY IS IN YOUR CLOSET Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 12-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gail Condrick In this class, you will learn to create a wardrobe that is in alignment with who you are in your now body and life. The goal is to honor who you are and to assist you to feel empowered and confident. Perfect for those in transition and fun! You will learn the psychology of dressing and the messages your…

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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT

February 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Looking for a more interesting and exciting retirement? We’ve lined up the experts to talk about brain health, money, networking, social life, sexuality, and more. Discover enjoyable local pursuits and get “serious” about playing in retirement! Participate in lively and valuable discussions designed to help you explore your recreational options. Create the retirement you envisioned for yourself! Silver Member:…

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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

February 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 a.m-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI 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. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE!

February 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 (No Class: Feb. 26) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David G. Wilkins The recent comment by the rapper, Kanye West, characterizing slavery as a choice, highlights the misinformation and deliberate falsehoods that impede our understanding of American slavery. Inadequate, and in too many cases, non-existent instruction in American classrooms can be faulted for some of these shortcomings. Revisionist historians and Confederate apologists who have…

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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

February 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: OLLI Instructors In this course, we will revisit the lives of history makers from all walks of life. Our journey will lead to discoveries that include their unknown accomplishments and secret failings. We can expect to meet politicos, geniuses, athletes, the Hollywood elite as well as those with connections to the arts, science, literature, and more. Join us for a peek into…

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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

February 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno How were the 11 countries of Southeast Asia (Myanmar to Timor Leste) formed? What is their ethnic and religious composition? How do those formations impact the chance for democracy to succeed in each? Do you wonder what the impact of colonialism was on these countries? What is the historic influence of China and India on their societies? This course…

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

February 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

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

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W19-SCF-98 HOW FOOD BECOMES YOU: AN ADVENTURE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY

February 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-98 HOW FOOD BECOMES YOU: AN ADVENTURE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 29-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Joe Kerata You’ve heard the axiom, “we are what we eat,” but how exactly do steaks, veggies, and ice cream become us? You don’t have to be a scientist to enjoy exploring human biology from a different perspective — from the molecular to the global level. Discover the differences between carbohydrates, fats, and…

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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

February 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Major discoveries in astronomy and physics over the last several decades have caused scientists to rethink how the cosmos really works. It seemed Newton explained things very well for the human scale. Then Einstein redefined space, time, and gravity for the scale of the universe. Then along came quantum mechanics that redefined matter at the…

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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

February 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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W19-33 MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-33 MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Feb. 5-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Cassway Join us as we delve into the works of today’s leading architects: Frank Gehry, Moshe Safdie, Norman Foster, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, and many more. Learn how finance, advanced technology, climate change, and computers have influenced the approach used to design buildings today. We will examine modern architecture’s 15 most celebrated buildings, including skyscrapers, museums, libraries, and housing. This course…

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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 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 the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to…

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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Learn how to recognize financial market corrections, panics, and collapses. How can people protect themselves during negative market conditions? How have others profited? We will examine recent collapses including Brazil and Argentina contrasted with historical collapses, such as the Great Depression. Arm yourself with lessons of the past and be ready to take…

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W19-SCF-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention…

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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen In Wagner’s epic “Ring Cycle,” he uses recurring themes to denote people, places, emotions, etc. In this course, we will learn these themes and see how they are used by viewing excerpts from the first two operas for the four-opera cycle. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL!

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon When rock ‘n’ roll arrived in 1953-1954, it changed American Pop music forever. Big Bands, singers, songwriters, and music publishers were in a real quandary—“What do we do now with this teenage phenomenon? Our careers are finished!” Oh, but wait! In this class, you will discover that many “old school” performers and songwriters continued their popularity during this great…

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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Wisdom of the Enneagram goes way beyond just understanding our personality types. Once we understand the concepts of personality typing, this information helps us make a clearer connection between our personality types and our “essence” and aspects of our non-dual self. Through exercises, activities, and discussions, the course will help us see through the veils…

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

February 21, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

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

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W19-SCF-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD

February 21, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

February 26, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

February 26, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress, and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as…

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