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January 2018

W18-04 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-04 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class on Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John G. Parks As serious literature, good stories offer what Matthew Arnold called a “criticism of life.” As such, stories invite readers to a reflection upon our condition in the world. This reflection often entails grappling with spiritual and moral issues such as innocence and guilt, loyalty and betrayal, choice and fate, meaning and emptiness,…

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W18-27 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-27 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 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 historical class discussions and field trips. Our trips include the Ringling Museum (learn about the Museum and John Ringling’s vision for Sarasota), Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony Towles Court. We…

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W18-31 SUPREME COURT: 2017 CASES

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-31 SUPREME COURT: 2017 CASES Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bill Cotter We will cover the politicization of the Court, the impact of Justice Gorsuch replacing Justice Scalia, and these 2017 leading cases: State support of religion; intellectual disability and the death penalty; a juror’s racial bias; tribal sovereign immunity; slanderous trademarks; school aid for disabled students; racial gerrymandering; and Bush officials’ immunity for detaining innocent Muslims after 9/11. All these cases are new…

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W18-28 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 3

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-28 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 3 Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai This course will build on the communication skills taught in Beginners’ Italian I and II. Anyone with a basic knowledge of Italian is welcome. Students enrolled in level three will expand their vocabulary, work on basic grammar, and practice speaking the language confidently, and comfortably. NOTE: The text for the course is Italian Now! Level 1 L’italiano d’oggi! / 2nd Edition by…

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W18-26 GREAT BOOKS

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-26 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 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: We will read selections from the Great Conversations text, 6 available online at Amazon or the Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting. For the first class, please read the selection: Friedrich…

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W18-30 THE ACCELERATING WORLD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-30 THE ACCELERATING WORLD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Arthur Kesten The iPhone is 10 years old, Google is 17 years old, and both have caused our world to change profoundly. Innovations in molecular biology are reshaping the field of medicine. Advances in energy production and distribution are impacting consumption patterns and engendering political upheaval. Changes in global water usage may lead to local environmental catastrophe. And robots will transform…

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W18-29 iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-29 iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman It’s said that the best camera in the world is the one you have with you. With your iPhone in your pocket or purse, you’ll never miss those once-in-alifetime photo opportunities or the chance to capture a family or vacation memory. In this class, you’ll learn how to compose and take extraordinarily good pictures and videos, edit them to perfection, and store them for…

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W18-38 THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-38 THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 9-30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bud Livingston Join us for fun with Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous detective, and his equally famous sidekick, Dr. Watson. Holmes’ razor-sharp mind is nothing less than amazing to behold, and so many of his deductions are mind-boggling. For the first class, please read The Resident Patient and The Naval Treaty. Both short stories are available from online vendors. Course Fee: $70;…

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W18-37 HENRY DAVID THOREAU, PROPHET OR “POND SCUM”

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-37 HENRY DAVID THOREAU, PROPHET OR “POND SCUM” Tuesdays: 11a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Henry David Thoreau remains a controversial figure. Revered by many, he continues to be vilified by others. In this course, we will re-examine Thoreau, his philosophies, and his masterpiece Walden in light of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. We will see that Walden, far from being an escape from society,…

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W18-SCF-49 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-49 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Jan. 9-Jan. 23 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure that your money will last throughout a long and fulfilling retirement? This basic course will teach you the principles and tactics that will ensure you don’t outlive your savings. By the end of this class, you should have an excellent understanding of the risks you face, how to preserve your nest…

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W18-SCF-51 THE AGE OF NAPOLEON

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-51 THE AGE OF NAPOLEON Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Daniel Stephens Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most controversial figures of the 19th century. More has been written about him than any other historical figure. In this eight-week course, we will explore Napoleon’s humble beginnings, his rise during the French Revolution, and his reign as Emperor of the French. We will look at his military strategies, victories,…

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W18-36 FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until February 1, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-36 FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 1 Note: Meets Twice a Week for Four Weeks TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stan Zimmerman The palette of Florida’s history is drawn on its waters. The men and women who sailed them are the subjects of this course. It is composed of tales that turn on sleeping sentries and a maddened gardener; tales with the imprint of emperors and kings, generals and admirals, heroism, and cowardice. The…

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W18-33 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-33 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Ron Cohen This course is a great way to fuel your love of history and learn about history makers and why they remain relevant after all these years. Each week, a guest instructor will present a snapshot of a historical person(s)—famous or infamous—and discuss their life story, career highlights (the good and the bad), and little-known facts about each figure. Time will…

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W18-35 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 1

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-35 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 1 Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai This course is a basic introduction to Italian. Students will learn the alphabet, numbers, greetings, common Italian phrases, and much more. Each week, students will build on lessons from the previous session by adding words and phrases to their vocabulary and by practicing their pronunciation skills. Students will start to get a sense of the Italian language and grammar, plus the…

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W18-32 MAGNIFICENT CHAMBER MUSIC

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-32 MAGNIFICENT CHAMBER MUSIC Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Winberg Join us for adventures with superb chamber music of the Classical and Romantic music eras from renown composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Dvorak. We will discuss the impact of the composers’ lives on their music, their instruments, and the translation of notes to music. We will also sample recordings, movies, and possibly live performances. Come and enjoy examples of…

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W18-SCF-50 PARASITES AND PREDATORS

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-50 PARASITES AND PREDATORS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Joe Kerata We live in an ocean of microbes, some of which are very nasty. We constantly inhale them, swallow them, and unwittingly invite them into our bodies. We have evolved simple and complex strategies over the millennia for protecting ourselves. This course is a fascinating survey of the human body’s defensive and regulatory systems and its never-ending battle…

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W18-34 HOW TO DEVELOP A PERSONAL OR SMALL BUSINESS WEBS

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-34 HOW TO DEVELOP A PERSONAL OR SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andrea Goodman Websites are easy to build—for fun or to promote a small business. We will use a free web-based builder. WIX uses a “drag and drop” technique — just drag an object onto your webpage and, voila! We will accomplish basic tasks such as uploading photos to drop onto your pages and creating simple pages with your…

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W18-42 APPRECIATING CHINESE ART

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-42 APPRECIATING CHINESE ART Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 9-30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Benita Stambler In this course, we will use iconic works of Chinese art as opportunities to explore the aesthetic ideas that are embedded in them. Learn about the symbols, techniques, stories, myths, and religious principles that are expressed in Chinese art produced in various mediums, and how these works make cultural values visible. Although there will be no attempt to be comprehensive, we will examine some…

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W18-48 THE MOVIE CLUB

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-48 THE MOVIE CLUB Tuesdays: 1-3:30 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Michael Beltzman Good films can give us much more than an entertaining interlude, and if you would like to delve a little deeper, this class will offer you a toolbox to help you become a more engaged moviegoer. Any aspect of filmmaking that adds to the quality of the production will be part of our explorations, with special emphasis on story,…

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W18-SCF-53 THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-53 THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin This course is an overview of the much-loved American musical as served up to the movie, TV, and the theater-loving public over the last 100 years. The class will showcase the main composers, showmen, and performers from the turn of the 20th century into the 21st century and will trace the evolution of…

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W18-41 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE!

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-41 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Current research shows that women control the majority of personal wealth in the United States and make most of the household buying and investing decisions. A 2006 study found that 90 percent of women respondents reported feeling insecure when it comes to personal finance. If you would like to learn more about financial services and feel more secure…

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W18-41 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE!

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-41 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Current research shows that women control the majority of personal wealth in the United States and make most of the household buying and investing decisions. A 2006 study found that 90 percent of women respondents reported feeling insecure when it comes to personal finance. If you would like to learn more about financial services and feel more secure…

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W18-SCF-52 MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-52 MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Gene Ginsberg This course will cover the medical illnesses of every U.S. president and how their illnesses impacted our history. Particular emphasis will be placed on the case histories of FDR, Wilson, and Lincoln. We will also discuss medical illness trends among the presidents (i.e., those with cancer, heart disease, the average age of death, etc.), the…

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W18-47 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART 1

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-47 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov Learn to read and write Hebrew without stress or homework. This class is for beginners and those who have learned Hebrew in the past but have forgotten it. You will study the alphabet and begin reading and writing Hebrew words in the first few lessons. Primer books will be available at the first session for $6 each. This course is easy to…

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W18-40 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: THE PURGATORIO

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-40 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: THE PURGATORIO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond Dante’s Divine Comedy remains one of the seminal works of Western Civilization. In this course, we will read the Purgatorio, the second part of this masterpiece, and will follow Dante and his guide, Virgil, on a journey of transformation and enlightenment. Having left Hell behind, they arrive on the shore of the island-mountain of Purgatory in the…

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W18-46 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY?

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-46 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY? Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner T.S. Elliot once said, “modern poetry is supposed to be difficult.” He certainly tried. Nevertheless, several of his works became touchstones of 20th century poetry and are read by almost everyone. We will take a look at a couple of hard ones just to see what they are made of. But mainly we will read works by some of the 20th…

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W18-43 HOW JAZZ WORKS

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-43 HOW JAZZ WORKS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harry Miedema Jazz is composition without an eraser. Its mixture of African musical culture and Western European musical culture has made it a truly American music. In this course, with the help of numerous music selections and demonstrations, we’ll seek to define jazz and explore a range of topics such as improvisation, the art of transcription, the art of listening, learning by rote, performance practice…

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W18-45 INSIDERS’ TIPS ON TRAVEL TO PARIS

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-45 INSIDERS’ TIPS ON TRAVEL TO PARIS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Desmond Discover the less-traveled parts of Paris as well as the main attractions. A seasoned traveler to this City of Lights will share where to stay, where to dine and drink, what to do that is unique, and where to find the hidden secrets of Paris. Practical matters such as packing, using your electronic devices, and staying safe and healthy are…

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

January 9, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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One event on January 30, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on February 20, 2018 at 2:30pm

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

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Lecture: “THE MORALITY OF CAPITALISM”

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

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W18-WMT-108 WATCHING MOVIES AND PERSONALITIES

January 16, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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W18-WMT-108 WATCHING MOVIES AND PERSONALITIES Tuesdays: 1-2 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 13 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Louise Gallagher This course will be fun, interesting, and informative. We will begin with a brief overview and descriptions of the four main personality types and their parameters. From there, each week we will watch part of a popular movie, and as a class, we will attempt to decipher personality types of each character. Ultimately, you will begin “type watching” and learn about…

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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT

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

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February 2018

W18-39 THE CIVIL WAR: BROOKLYN AND NEW YORK CITY

February 6, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-39 THE CIVIL WAR: BROOKLYN AND NEW YORK CITY Tuesdays 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 2 Sessions: Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bud Livingston BROOKLYN (Feb. 6) Where did the Union troops go after their surrender at Fort Sumter in 1861? Where was Abraham Lincoln supposed to speak in 1860 before he delivered his Cooper Union Address? Where did the Squibb and Pfizer pharmaceutical companies begin their operations? Where was the Civil War’s most famous ship built, the one…

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W18-44 DRUGS: THE COSTS AND EFFECTS ON YOU AND SOCIETY

February 6, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-44 DRUGS: THE COSTS AND EFFECTS ON YOU AND SOCIETY Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 6-27; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herbert Kaufman In this course, we will discuss marijuana, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, cocaine, opioids, and other drugs that impact our health and harm society. We limit their use through vastly different approaches, including prohibition and the war on drugs, which have been costly, questionably effective, and have fostered crime and criminal cartels. Finally, we’ll exchange views…

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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT

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

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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT

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

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March 2018

SP18-20 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD

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

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LECTURE: “ANNA KATHERINE GREEN: A WOMAN OF MYSTERY”

March 6, 2018 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: “ANNA KATHERINE GREEN: A WOMAN OF MYSTERY” 1-2 p.m. • Tuesday, March 6 Westminster Towers & Shores Martha Hill Lectures sponsored by Westminster Towers & Shores are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is suggested for the general public. Please call, 941-309-5111; or go online to www.rclla.org If you love reading a good mystery, you can thank Anna Katherine Green. The American poet and novelist once dubbed “The Mother of American Mystery,” is credited with shaping detective fiction…

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SP18-SCF-31 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT

March 6, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SP18-SCF-31 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Mar. 6-20 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure that your money will last throughout a long and fulfilling retirement? This basic course will teach you the principles and tactics that will ensure you don’t outlive your savings. By the end of this class, you should have an excellent understanding of the risks you face, how to preserve your nest egg, and…

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SP18-25 THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: ROME

March 6, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-25 THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: ROME Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-22 Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Three Weeks TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Roman Republic was the era of ancient Roman civilization traditionally dated from 509 BCE, and ending in 27 BCE with the establishment of the Roman Empire. It was during this period that Rome’s control expanded from the city’s immediate surroundings to hegemony over the entire Mediterranean world. The Roman Empire was…

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SP18-63 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD

March 27, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SP18-63 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD Mondays & Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-27; NOTE: Meets twice a week for four weeks. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Michael Melnick You probably know that gemstones run the gamut from A (agate) to Z (zoisite). Each gem has its own magnificent story. In this eight-session course, you will learn about the science that is unique to gemstones. We will discuss the properties of gem materials and why their crystal systems become critical in the…

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April 2018

SP18-18 AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC: ITS HISTORY AND INFLUENCE ON POP MUSIC

April 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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AND INFLUENCE ON POP MUSIC Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Rock music began from influences of R&B and its infusion with jazz and country. Less attention has been paid, however, to the extraordinary influence of American folk music. We will examine the 1930s and 1940s and learn how early singers brought their music to radio and the public, and follow folk music’s development during the next decades. We’ll discover its influences…

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SP18-29 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: PARADISO

April 10, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-29 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: PARADISO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond Having journeyed through Hell and Purgatory, with Virgil as his guide, Dante now turns to his beloved Beatrice who leads him—and us—through the heavens to Paradise. Here Dante comes to understand the sublime truths of divine will and salvation and here, in a moment of mystical intensity, he experiences a radiant vision of God. The vision is the…

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SP18-27 HOW JAZZ WORKS

April 10, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-27 HOW JAZZ WORKS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harry Miedema Jazz is composition without an eraser. Its mixture of African musical culture and Western European musical culture has made it a truly American music. In this course, with the help of numerous music selections and demonstrations, we’ll seek to define jazz and explore a range of topics such as improvisation, the art of transcription, the art of listening, learning by rote, performance practice…

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SP18-28 BEST KEPT TRAVEL SECRET: VERONA, ITALY

April 10, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-28 BEST KEPT TRAVEL SECRET: VERONA, ITALY Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Desmond An ancient city full of Roman and Venetian history, three grand piazzas for dining or sipping wine under the stars, fourth most popular city in Italy - after Rome, Florence, and Venice (but far less expensive, less crowded, and safer). Europeans love it. Most Americans don’t know about it. A travel writer who discovered Verona’s charms, reveals her favorite places…

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SP18-13 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING

April 17, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-13 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub The famous photographer Dorothea Lang once said, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” It has also been stated that while we live longer, travel more, and look more, we actually see less. In this fun, interactive course, we will learn how to live life seeing more, experiencing mystery, happiness, and joy…

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IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS

April 17, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman The iPhone may be the greatest travel tool since the invention of the wheel! In this class, you’ll learn how to use your iPhone to instantly translate languages, convert currency and temperature, find your way with Google Maps, use your alarm clock to guarantee wake up calls, and check weather worldwide. You’ll also learn how to preserve your battery, make calls, text messages…

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SP18-WMT-64 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION

April 17, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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SP18-WMT-64 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION Tuesdays: 1-2 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES David Miano In this series of six lectures, we will study the emergence of our planet’s first complex societies in the ancient Near East, beginning with the first settlements in the Mesolithic Period (about 10,000 years ago) and finishing with the development of the world’s first empire in the mid-third millennium B.C. We will pay special attention to how societies evolved across the…

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SP18-65 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

April 17, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 3 Sessions: March 6, March 27, and April 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton Fee: Spring series: $32 member; $36 non-member. Fees for individual films: $11 member; $12 non-member. Attendance limited to 50. Our documentary film series titled CONNECTIONS is an opportunity for our students and others to connect to many of today’s pressing global issues via the penetrating perspectives of contemporary documentary films. As the series name implies, the themes for the films will showcase…

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SP18-15 A CRAZY WORLD: HOW MAPS CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND IT

April 24, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-15 A CRAZY WORLD: HOW MAPS CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND IT Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Richard Gelpke Maps are all around us, from the glove compartment to the GPS on our dashboard; in the newspapers or on our smartphone or Tablet, on the cable network or the TV. But do we really know the history of maps? Do we know how they have been (mis)used in the past? This series sets out to…

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SP18-16 UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA

April 24, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-16 UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora The reality or even the prospect of dementia can be frightening and seem overwhelming. What is dementia? Is it all about Alzheimer’s or are there other types? Why does it occur? Will I get it? Can I avoid it? We will discuss these questions and related topics including coping with the emotional impact of dementia, communicating with a confused person, and dealing with…

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SP18-21 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II

April 24, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-21 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai This course is a basic introduction to Italian. Students will learn the alphabet, numbers, greetings, common Italian phrases, and much more. Each week, students will build on lessons from the previous session by adding words and phrases to their vocabulary and by practicing their pronunciation skills. Students will start to get a sense of the Italian language and grammar, plus the casual…

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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS

April 24, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 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: We will read selections from the The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, First Series, Vol. 1, which is available online at Amazon or the Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting.…

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SP18-17 SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS

April 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SP18-17 SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno What is President Duterte of the Philippines doing and why? Why are some Burmese Buddhists persecuting their Muslim neighbors? Why is China so aggressive in seeking control of the South China Sea? This course will attempt to answer these questions and many others while explaining the politics that govern the 11 countries of Southeast Asia extending from Myanmar to Timor Leste. The…

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SP18-22 REBALANCE IN RETIREMENT

April 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-22 REBALANCE IN RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Retirement is a major life transition. We often anticipate the good experiences we associate with retirement. Yet, for many of us, we feel lost and adrift at this time in our lives. The anchors and sense of competence that we left behind in the workplace are no longer relevant. Please join us to rediscover the inner resources you possess…

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SP18-14 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

April 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-14 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai When traveling to Italy, communication with local residents is an important key to success. In this course, you will learn how to speak common Italian phrases and how to communicate your basic needs. You will also be taught essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class,…

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SP18-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS

April 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov This course, designed for those already familiar with the Hebrew alphabet, will focus on learning 160 keywords and an additional 90 holiday and enrichment words. In addition, students will improve their comprehension and language skills, including learning the present tense, masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives in the singular and plural. These topics will be introduced simply and clearly to ensure a pleasant…

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SP18-24 LEARN TO LOVE CLASSICAL MUSIC

April 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-24 LEARN TO LOVE CLASSICAL MUSIC Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen How does one begin the process of listening to and learning about classical music? Our premise is basic: you know more than you realize. Exposure to the classics you have already heard makes the subject less forbidding. We will discuss such topics as: What is a symphony? How are the movements arranged? What are two secrets that will help the beginner?…

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SP18-SCF-30 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

April 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP18-SCF-30 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Specific instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the anxiety that so many of us experience today.…

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May 2018

Giving Challenge 2018: Get Your Giving Shoes On

May 1, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - May 2, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

The Giving Challenge is a local fundraiser to raise dollars for local nonprofits like us. From noon May 1 to noon May 2: • You will hear about opportunities to give and have your dollars matched • You will see pictures of puppies, kittens, children, and babies • What you won’t see? Pictures of mature adult learners But... As students of the Academy, we hope you already know the impact of organizations like ours to our local community. You know…

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SU18-13 THEY ALSO RAN

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

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SU18-11 ANCIENT EGYPT: THE NEW KINGDOM

May 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-11 ANCIENT EGYPT: THE NEW KINGDOM Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-24 Steven Derfler The New Kingdom, when “Egypt Ruled the East,” spanned a period of 1550-1070 BCE. It was a peak period of prosperity and power when Egypt extended its authority north into Syria and Palestine, west almost to the Siwa Oasis and south to the First Cataract. The monumental architecture of the day was the temple. In addition, there was a paradigm shift with…

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SU18-16 CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM

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

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SU18-17 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKETS

May 29, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-17 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKETS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: May 8-29 Bob Latessa This class will provide a broad look at the current state of today’s financial markets. We will not only address the risks investors face but will also outline opportunities that wealth managers look for when allocating portfolios. Themes to be discussed will include: tax-advantaged investing, investing for income in a low-interest-rate environment, analysis of investor behavior, the benefits of having a financial plan, the state of…

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June 2018

SU18-05 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ENCHANTMENT

June 12, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-05 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ENCHANTMENT Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 12 Jack Winberg This is the time of life when we are free to travel and take exciting images. Before your next adventure, let me teach you how to choose the right camera equipment to capture the best images. You will also learn how to retrieve, organize, print, and improve the quality of your images, as well as to produce slideshows that are showstoppers. Each week, you will receive…

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SU18-14 MUSICAL GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE

June 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-14 MUSICAL GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 12 Murray Simon Many of the sacred texts of the Hebrew Bible were the “Genesis” for a number of celebrated musical works. These “creations” can be found in many forms and styles of musical expression. We will identify the original biblical texts that inspired such well-known music as found on Broadway like “Milk and Honey” by Jerry Herman and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by…

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SU18-06 GREAT BOOKS

June 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-06 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 19 NOTE: No class on June 5 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 Living with the Past (50th Anniversary Series) and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class please read Overture by Marcel Proust.…

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SU18-07 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

June 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-07 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 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 well as on…

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SU18-04 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

June 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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SU18-04 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Simona Bai When traveling to Italy, communication with local residents is an important key to success. In this course, you will learn how to speak common Italian phrases and how to communicate your basic needs. You will also learn essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class, you will engage in interactive…

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SU18-10 NARRATION AND AESTHETICS IN JAPANESE ART CINEMA

June 26, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-10 NARRATION AND AESTHETICS IN JAPANESE ART CINEMA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Patricia Regnier This course will examine Japan’s remarkable contributions to World Cinema with a survey of films from the 1950s to present day. Among the directors whose works we will view are Mizoguchi, Ozu, Kurosawa, Koreeda, and Kawase. We will place Japan’s cinema within the context of East Asian Cinema highlighting in class scene selections of the vibrant Taiwanese New Wave, (Ang Lee,…

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SU18-12 MARINARA MELODIES: THOSE SINGING ITALIANS!

June 26, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-12 MARINARA MELODIES: THOSE SINGING ITALIANS! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Tony Moon Here’s a class solely devoted to the discovery of the amazing number of Italian performers in American music. From crooners to rockers and composers, we’ll listen, watch, and discuss the longstanding heritage of the great Italian influence on pop music culture. Did you know that most of the white doo-wop groups were nearly all Italian? Or that one of the premier songwriters of…

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September 2018

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

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

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INFORMATION EXPO — SEPT. 24-27

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

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October 2018

INFORMATION EXPO — OCT. 8-11

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

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FA18-17 CUBA: A COUNTRY WORTH SEEING AND KNOWING

October 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-17 CUBA: A COUNTRY WORTH SEEING AND KNOWING Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: Sept. 25-Oct. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine and Jack Winberg Is visiting Cuba on your bucket list? Are you curious about its history? Do you want to learn how Cuban art reflects its struggles and diverse cultures? These instructors have made numerous trips to Cuba where they have photographed the people, places, and events (such as the 2015 Havana Biennial Art Exhibition) of this ever-changing country.…

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DISHING WITH THE DIRECTOR

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

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FA18-20 THE BOOK OF EBENEZER LE PAGE

October 23, 2018 @ 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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FA18-20 THE BOOK OF EBENEZER LE PAGE Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 23-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Spanning the time period of both world wars, a must read is The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, by G. B. Edwards. It is a little-known book with wonderful insight into views on different cultures and the perception of aging. It takes place in Guernsey, one of the English Channel islands. The 80-year-old narrator is an inhabitant of the…

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FA18-22 ART TALKS: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!

October 30, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-22 ART TALKS: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 25-Oct. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine This course is designed to help you understand and see that art is more than the product of artistic skill and talent. We will view works of art and learn how to “read” their stories; discuss the artist’s original ideas and philosophies; find out what inspired their creations; and learn how artists use principles of art…

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FA18-WPP-69 ARCHAIC GREECE

October 30, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-WPP-69 ARCHAIC GREECE Tuesdays: 1-2 p.m. 5 Sessions: Oct. 2-30 WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT (formerly Westminster Towers & Shores) David Miano This course offers a survey of the social, political, and cultural history of the ancient Greek world, from the Mycenaean Age of heroes to the Persian Wars. We’ll talk about the Trojan War, epic poetry, early Greek philosophy, the differences between Sparta and Athens, and the beginning of democracy. Famous figures include Agamemnon, Odysseus, Helen, Homer, Hesiod, Sappho, Lycurgus, Solon,…

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November 2018

FA18-21 LET’S TALK TED TALKS

November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-21 LET’S TALK TED TALKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain TED Talks started in 1984 to promote discussion of current topics using 18-minute video essays. Now they have blossomed into a phenomenon that has everyone talking – and thinking! The original idea was that after watching a TED Talks, a person’s first inclination would be the desire to discuss the topic with friends. In this course, we will view…

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FA18-14 A CRITICAL LOOK AT CENTRAL BANKING

November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-14 A CRITICAL LOOK AT CENTRAL BANKING Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 2 Sessions: Nov. 6 & Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tom Dietrich The central bank of the U.S. is the Federal Reserve System. In this class, the instructor will discuss: Who owns the capital stock of the Federal Reserve Banks? Is the Federal Reserve System a branch of the U.S. government? How do Federal Reserve Banks create money? Do the Federal Reserve Banks act in the best interest of the…

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FA18-13 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-13 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai When traveling to Italy, communication with local residents is an important key to success. In this course, you will learn how to speak common Italian phrases and how to communicate your basic needs. You will also learn essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class, you will…

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FA18-16 GREAT BOOKS

November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-16 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 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, First Series, Vol. 2 and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class please read Charles Darwin,…

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FA18-SCF-65 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR RETIREMENT

November 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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FA18-SCF-65 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 13 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure that your money will last throughout retirement? This course will teach the principles that will ensure you don’t outlive your savings. By the end of this class, you should have an excellent understanding of the risks you face, how to preserve your investments, and how to create a financial plan that…

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FA18-18 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

November 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-18 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ron Cohen 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 the…

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FA18-23 THE PLEASURES OF LYRIC POETRY

November 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-23 THE PLEASURES OF LYRIC POETRY Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal Come prepared to fall in love with poetry, with its sensuous shapes, rich resonant sounds, and often elusive meanings. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned reader, this journey through several centuries of short lyric poetry will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of an art form that is intimate, stimulating, and perennially challenging and will provide you with tools for…

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FA18-24 MORE THAN ELVIS: THE MUSIC OF MEMPHIS

November 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-24 MORE THAN ELVIS: THE MUSIC OF MEMPHIS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 Note: No class on Oct. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Memphis has never been the musical stepchild to Nashville. It has had an amazing history and influence on American music. Great studios, musicians, songwriters, and artists have found success along those banks of the Mississippi. Memphis has always been known as the place where rock ‘n’ roll began over 60 years ago!…

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FA18-SCF-67 ASTAIRE AND KELLY

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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FA18-SCF-67 ASTAIRE AND KELLY Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. Note: Extended Time 3 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 13 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Do you love musicals? Are you mesmerized by choreography? Do you feel like getting up and dancing and singing? Then this class is for you. We will compare and contrast the styles and talents of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, the two greatest dancers in film history, as we just plain enjoy their joyful contributions…

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FA18-27 FROM THE HEADLINES – DEBATE THE ISSUES

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-27 FROM THE HEADLINES – DEBATE THE ISSUES Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill From Bitcoin to Bashar al-Assad to legislative proposals. Each week we’ll spend time discussing the headline issues relating to politics, economics, sociology, and more. The goal is to create an environment of learning and exploring. We like to think of it as “coffee with friends.” Bring your opinions, a friendly attitude, and join us for spirited conversations. With mid-term…

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FA18-28 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-28 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susie Konicov Learn to read and write Hebrew without stress. This class is for beginners and those who have learned Hebrew in the past but have forgotten it. You will study the alphabet and begin reading and writing Hebrew words in the first few lessons. Primer books will be available at the first session for $6 each. This course is easy to follow and,…

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FA18-25 THE AMAZING VERSATILITY OF THE MUSIC OF J.S. BACH

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-25 THE AMAZING VERSATILITY OF THE MUSIC OF J.S. BACH Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen Among the ways Bach’s music is unique is how well it translates into other formats. We will explore several great works in their original format; then hear the same music converted to other instruments and combinations. The process should reveal much about the universality of this composer’s works. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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FA18-29 LISTENING TO JAZZ

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-29 LISTENING TO JAZZ Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harry Miedema Jazz is composition without an eraser. Its mixture of African musical culture and Western European musical culture has made it a truly American music. In this course, with the help of numerous music selections, we’ll seek to define jazz and explore a range of topics such as improvisation, the art of transcription, the art of listening, learning by rote, performance practice in jazz,…

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FA18-SCF-66 WRITING ABOUT YOUR LIFE

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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FA18-SCF-66 WRITING ABOUT YOUR LIFE Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. Note: Extended Time 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Nims If you want inspiration to write about the stories of your life, this is the class for you. The course will encourage participants to write about their unique life experiences and, once written, will help them identify and eliminate common writing errors. Weeks one-four will focus on accessing deeply-stored memories to produce first drafts.…

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FA18-15 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-15 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman It’s said that the best camera in the world is the one you have with you. With your iPhone in your pocket or purse, you’ll never miss those once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities or the chance to capture a priceless family or vacation memory. In this class, you’ll learn how to compose and take extraordinarily good photos and videos, edit them to perfection, store…

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FA18-19 THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD x 2

November 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-19 THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD x 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Seven Wonders of the World is a list of remarkable constructions of classical antiquity cited by various authors in guidebooks or poems popular among ancient Hellenic tourists. Although the list, in its current form, did not stabilize until the Renaissance, the first such lists of Seven Wonders date from the 1st-2nd century BC. The…

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

November 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-26 FROM SPICE ROUTES TO SPACE AGE: LIVING IN THE MIDEAST Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Middle East is generally considered the birthplace of civilization. In this course, we will examine the archaeological and historical evidence found in this region, looking in particular at the evolution of living patterns, to understand how humankind developed. We’ll look at patterns ranging from the nomadic and semi-nomadic, through city and urban society,…

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January 2019

Information Expo

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

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

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

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Information Expo

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

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February 2019

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

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-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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OLLI ADVENTURES: INFORMATION SESSION FOR SICILY, JUNE 22-29, 2019

February 12 @ 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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Download flyer here INFORMATION SESSION FOR OLLI ADVENTURES: SICILY, JUNE 22-29, 2019 INFORMATION SESSION WITH ROBERT GAGLIO  DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 12 TIME: 2:30-3:30 pm • 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Bldg., #1 To register for the free session, call 941-309-5111 SICILY - ERUPTING WITH CULTURE TOUR TOUR DATES: JUNE 22-29, 2019  

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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-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-SCF-98 HOW FOOD BECOMES YOU: AN ADVENTURE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-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-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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-SCF-95 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: THE RENAISSANCE

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W19-SCF-95 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: THE RENAISSANCE Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Feb. 7-Feb. 28 (Note: No Class: Feb. 12) OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Steven Derfler From the 14th to the 17th century, the Renaissance was regarded as the cultural bridge between the Romanesque/Gothic Age and modern history. The Renaissance started as a cultural movement in Italy during the Gothic Age and later spread to the rest of Europe, thus marking the…

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W19-SCF-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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March 2019

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

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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?

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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

March 5 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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

March 5 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-30 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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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE!

March 5 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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

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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

March 5 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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

March 5 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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

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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

March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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

March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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

March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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

March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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!

March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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

March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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: DISCOVERY OF KING TUT’S TOMB

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

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CONNECTIONS: OLLI Documentary Film Series Spring 2019

March 12 @ 2:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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CONNECTIONS: OLLI Documentary Film Series Spring 2019 2:30-4:30 pm • Tuesdays: Mar. 12, Apr. 2, and Apr. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton Fees per film: $11 Gold Member; $12 Silver Member and General Admission In conjunction with the new course “Listening to Women: Changing the Future,” CONNECTIONS is devoting our spring selections to films about women. Please join us for three films that feature amazing women accomplishing extraordinary things. March 12: Mercury 13 “Mercury 13” is a remarkable…

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WPP LECTURE – REPLICATING NATURE— A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE

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

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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 11-14

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

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LWR TALKS SPEAKER SERIES

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

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SP19-SCF-57 CULT FILMS

March 19 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP19-SCF-57 CULT FILMS Tuesdays: 1-3 pm (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 23 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Cult films…Why are they so alluring? What will motivate a devoted fan to stand in line to see a film they have already seen 50 times before? In this course, you will learn why cult films do not necessarily require blood splatters. In fact, many of them are tame enough for a trip to the…

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SP19-25 A SNOWBIRD’S CHECKLIST FOR LIVING IN FLORIDA

March 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-25 A SNOWBIRD’S CHECKLIST FOR LIVING IN FLORIDA Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Many of Florida’s laws are designed to favor retirees, but those not familiar with the laws can risk thousands of dollars on unnecessary fees and taxes. In this six week class, we explore strategies to help you make the most of your experience as a part-time or full-time Floridian. We will cover five crucial factors to…

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SP19-21 A CRITICAL LOOK AT CENTRAL BANKING

March 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-21 A CRITICAL LOOK AT CENTRAL BANKING Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 3 Sessions: Mar. 12-Mar. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tom Dietrich The central bank of the U.S. is the Federal Reserve System. In this class, the instructor will discuss: Who owns the capital stock of the Federal Reserve Banks? Is the Federal Reserve System a branch of the U.S. government? How do Federal Reserve Banks create money? Do the Federal Reserve Banks act in the best interest of the American taxpayer?…

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SP19-SCF-58 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET

March 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP19-SCF-58 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 4 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 2 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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SP19-22 U.S. HEALTHCARE: FACTS AND FIXES

March 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-22 U.S. HEALTHCARE: FACTS AND FIXES Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronald Gottlieb Take an in-depth look at the minimum requirements for an adequate healthcare system. We’ll discuss equality of access, what determines adequate care, preventable diseases, and how we deal with them, our right vs. privilege to adequate healthcare, measurements of results, comparison with other nations, and the costs of healthcare. The U.S. healthcare system is comprised of payers, providers, and suppliers. How…

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SP19-WPP-59 CLASSICAL GREECE

March 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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SP19-WPP-59 CLASSICAL GREECE Tuesdays: 1-2 pm 5 Sessions: Mar. 19-Apr. 16 WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT David Miano The classical period in Greece will always be remembered for its awe-inspiring innovations in political systems, art, literature, and philosophy. This course surveys the history of that period with an eye on the development of ideas. Democratic Athens will be at the center of the course, but we will also try to understand the larger historical context, taking into account the conditions that led…

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SP19-23 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART II

March 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SP19-23 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov This course is designed for those who are already familiar with the Hebrew alphabet. We will build on the skills you have and progress to reading, writing, vocabulary, and basic conversational Hebrew. If you have taken the Beginners’ Hebrew, Part I, we will review the basics as needed. Grammar will be built into the course. The text for the course is “Shalom…

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SP19-19 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 2

March 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-19 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 2 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 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 of the four-opera cycle. Part 1 was offered in the fall term. It is not necessary to have taken Part 1…

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SP19-24 LISTENING TO JAZZ

March 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-24 LISTENING TO JAZZ Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harry Miedema Jazz is composition without an eraser. Jazz players create on the spot. Can we learn to hear how they construct their solos? Through examples and demonstrations, we will learn to appreciate this art form more deeply and understand how solos are constructed. No musical experience is required. Questions and discussion will be encouraged as we put the secrets of jazz performance in the…

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SP19-20 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: BAROQUE ROCOCO

March 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-20 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: BAROQUE ROCOCO Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 12-Mar. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Around 1580 in Italy, the Baroque style began to replace the Late Renaissance. To young artists, it seemed that everything that could be achieved was already achieved. No more difficulties, technical or otherwise, remained to be solved. They would create a new style based on the new world order—elongated proportions, highly stylized poses with no sense of…

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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 25-28

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

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SP19-17 CONTEMPORARY VOICES IN LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

March 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-17 CONTEMPORARY VOICES IN LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 am 6 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Patricia Regnier This class examines exciting and innovative cinematic movements in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Chile. Various topics to be discussed include the national and transnational nature of these cinemas, genres, and historical factors which have shaped them. Students will be asked to view each weekly film in advance to facilitate classroom discussion in a roundtable format. Films may be obtained from…

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SP19-11 GREAT BOOKS

March 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-11 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 am 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 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 and Discussion Program,” Vol. 2 and 3 and copies for each reading will be distributed one week in advance. For the first week’s assignment, students can stop by the…

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SP19-12 CHAMBER MUSIC FOR EVERYONE

March 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-12 CHAMBER MUSIC FOR EVERYONE Tuesdays: 9-10:20 am 6 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Winberg Explore this revised course about chamber music— once reserved for royalty. We’ll discuss its history, listen to delightful works from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms, and learn about the impact of the composers’ lives on their music and instruments. The instructor has played these works for years and has observed the evolution of styles of these splendid composers. The music will be…

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SP19-SCF-56 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP19-SCF-56 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 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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SP19-15 EZRA POUND AND T.S. ELIOT: THE MAKERS OF MODERN POETRY

March 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-15 EZRA POUND AND T.S. ELIOT: THE MAKERS OF MODERN POETRY Tuesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal Early in the 20th century, a pair of brash, young Americans challenged the language and forms of 19th century British and American poetry, and, in the process, created a revolution that forever altered the landscape of world literature. Who were these poets and what was the nature of this revolution? We will try to answer…

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SP19-16 A SONG GROWS IN BROOKLYN

March 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-16 A SONG GROWS IN BROOKLYN Tuesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Is it in the water? The air they breathe? Why has Brooklyn given us such a quantity and quality of singers, songwriters, and music VIPs? The list is mind-boggling. Starting with George Gershwin, Carole King, and Marvin Hamlisch, Brooklyn songwriters have composed much of the music of our lives. And Brooklyn singers from all genres, have been a staple on…

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SP19-13 JUDAISM 101

March 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-13 JUDAISM 101 Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 12-Mar. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Clearly there is a religion called Judaism, with a set of ideas about the world and the way we should live our lives. However, many people who call themselves Jews do not believe in that religion at all. More than half of all Jews in Israel today call themselves “secular.” Explore what it means to be a Jew, how it fits…

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SP19-14 IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS

March 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-14 IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman The iPhone may be the greatest travel tool since the invention of the wheel! In this class, you’ll learn how to use your iPhone to instantly translate languages, convert currency and temperature, find your way with Google Maps, use your alarm clock to guarantee wake up calls, and check weather worldwide. You’ll also learn how to preserve your battery, make calls, text…

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