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September 2017

FA17-40 ITALIAN CINEMA: NEOREALISM TO THE PRESENT

September 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-40 ITALIAN CINEMA: NEOREALISM TO THE PRESENT Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Patricia Regnier Italy’s contributions to cinema are legendary. This course will examine the groundbreaking films that utilized Neorealism and the influence of Neorealism on Italian and world cinema today. Students will be asked to view each weekly film in advance to facilitate classroom discussion and analysis in a roundtable format. Among the directors whose works we will explore are Visconti,…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

September 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Wednesdays: Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 25; and Nov. 1, 8, 15 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Einstein’s Circle is a place where people gather to engage in an open exchange of ideas, opinions, and information on a variety of topics. These popular give-and-take discussions focus on political, social, and economic issues, as well as current events and concerns. Einstein’s Circle discussions are free and open to the public. No prior registration required.

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FA17-36 THE ELECTIONS—ALL THE ELECTIONS, PART 1

September 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-36 THE ELECTIONS—ALL THE ELECTIONS, PART 1 Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett As a class, we will look into the windows of the White House as we survey the story of American history. There have been 45 presidents and 58 elections. This term, we will cover the 19th century from George Washington through Grover Cleveland who was President #22 and #24. Other topics will include the Constitution, the Electoral College,…

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FA17-38 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

September 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-38 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature . . . small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for…

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FA17-43 THE HISTORY OF MOTOWN

September 27, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-43 THE HISTORY OF MOTOWN Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon For almost everyone, the very word “Motown” means music—the great songs and artists of the ‘60s—not the auto industry. But why Detroit…why that decade? In this class, we will explore the historic relevance of that musical hub of success. We will also discuss the songs and artists of Motown and discover the behind-the scenes people who made it all work. Come…

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FA17-41 BACK ON THE ROAD WITH JACK KEROUAC

September 27, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-41 BACK ON THE ROAD WITH JACK KEROUAC Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Kurt Landefeld Jack Kerouac was an off-beat American novelist and poet and is considered a pioneer of the Beat Generation. This class explores Kerouac’s writing, his times, and his impact on contemporary and future writers, using the books On the Road (1957 edition), The Dharma Bums, and Visions of Gerard, each by Kerouac. In addition, the poetry of Allen Ginsberg,…

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October 2017

FA17-44 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION

October 4, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-44 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 4-Nov. 8; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano In this series of six lectures, we will study the emergence of the our planet’s first complex societies in the ancient Near East, beginning with the first settlements in the Mesolithic Period (about 10,000years 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…

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FA17-37 GENEALOGY SEARCH ONLINE

October 11, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-37 GENEALOGY SEARCH ONLINE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Well Whether a beginner or an advanced researcher, you can use online databases, how-to sites, and social media to find your ancestors. This class will explore the 25 best websites beginning with the two major databases, ancestry.com and familysearch.org. We will also explore their two newer competitors and review how to find small volunteer-run sites that have just…

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FA17-45 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

October 11, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-45 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will…

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FA17-42 WHAT WALL STREET DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

October 11, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-42 WHAT WALL STREET DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Regan Teague Do you follow financial news and global events; know why stocks react differently than bonds; take an active role in financial decisions; read publications like The Economist or Barron’s? This course has been designed for you and promises an astonishing look at how Wall Street works. Each week, we will learn how to interpret…

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FA17-33 CONTRACTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

October 18, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-33 CONTRACTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Oct. 18-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Kenneth Majewski Everyone enters into contracts as a part of everyday life whether it be the purchase of a home or vehicle, a commitment to repair or remodel our home, an agreement prior to marriage or any number of other contracts. This course will help you understand the definition of a “contract” including the required elements that make it valid…

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LECTURE: HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS

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

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

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GENERAL MOTORS DESIGN EXHIBITION

October 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ringling College of Art and Design, 2836 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States
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GENERAL MOTORS DESIGN EXHIBITION Join us for a curator-led tour 10-11 a.m. • Wednesday, Oct. 25 LOIS & DAVID STULBERG GALLERY, Basch Visual Arts Center, 1188 Dr. Martin Luther King Way Fee: The tour is free. Pre-registration suggested. Original drawings for automobiles from the General Motors archive by a legendary designer Warren Reinecker. His original drawings of concept cars and those that were put in production will give the visitor a first-hand experience with the most important stage of automotive…

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FA17-46 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

October 25, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-46 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 25-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse Challenges abound. Cybersecurity, Russia, investigations, China, North Korea, South China Sea, Syria, Iran, Middle East, South Asia, failed states, the European Union and Brexit, the Balkans, the Baltics, Ukraine, Crimea, Venezuela, Brazil, terrorism, transnational crime, pandemics, artificial intelligence, water, climate change...The list is seemingly endless. Each week, we will look at an issue of concern…

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November 2017

Academy Talks: A Nazi in the Family

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

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

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

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE RETURNS TO RCLLA

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

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January 2018

W18-56 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS 2017

January 10, 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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W18-56 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS 2017 Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Chassy Wouldn’t you love it if someone would select for you the best thought-provoking magazine articles available today—the ones most worthy of your time, the ones that would best help you understand current and global issues? That’s just what this course will do. Each week, we will read one or two awardwinning articles and critically discuss those issues, based on our independent understanding…

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W18-57 REBALANCING AND REFOCUSING FOR THE BONUS YEARS

January 10, 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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W18-57 REBALANCING AND REFOCUSING FOR THE BONUS YEARS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 10-31 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Larson Today, countless adults are redefining the retirement years and writing a new life chapter. With this increased longevity bonus, life planning is essential to figure out what’s next? This four-part interactive course is designed to give you the tools, resources, and focused discussion needed to create a personalized template for moving forward. We will begin by debunking myths about retirement…

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W18-55 THE EVOLUTION OF JAZZ 1918-2018

January 10, 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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W18-55 THE EVOLUTION OF JAZZ 1918-2018 Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martin Adams In this class, we will listen to jazz and discuss its evolution—from its start as bawdy music in Storyville (New Orleans’ red-light district) to its many changes over the past century. Jazz, in its many forms, has been known as pop music, elite music, underground music, and at times, light to serious creative art. Join us for the discussion and journey…

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W18- 54 HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE

January 10, 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- 54 HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Grindal Consciousness is the only real thing in the world and yet the greatest mystery of all. It is the complex interaction of multiple neural networks from which emerges a phenomenon that truly defines us as human. Recent technological advances, such as modern brain scanning, have begun to open doors to a greater understanding of the mind at work.…

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W18-64 GREAT ILLUSTRATORS

January 10, 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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W18-64 GREAT ILLUSTRATORS Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joel Tanner In this course, we will review commercial illustrators, designers, cartoonists, and caricaturists who have impacted their respective societies in the 19th and 20th centuries. Remington, Beardsley, Fuchs, Bass, Disney, Hirschfeld, Nieman, and Rockwell, to name a few, have all left their indelible impression on social mores and public opinion. Even though most are deceased, their powerful influences are still felt throughout the world…

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W18-60 INTRODUCTION TO BALLET HISTORY, PART 2

January 10, 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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W18-60 INTRODUCTIONTO BALLET HISTORY, PART 2 Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird This course builds on material studied in “Introduction to Ballet History, Part 1.” Students will delve deeper into the work of specific choreographers from each period, e.g., Marius Petipa (1847-1900), Sir Frederick Ashton (1931-1983), Sir Kenneth MacMillan (1953-1992), George Balanchine (1925-1982), and Matthew Bourne (1988-present). They will also discover how ballet differs from country to country and how a ballet…

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W18-63 1960s TV: THE CARTWRIGHTS TO LAUGH-IN

January 10, 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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W18-63 1960s TV: THE CARTWRIGHTS TO LAUGH-IN Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1960s was the decade where television began to grow from its infancy in the 1950s into a pop cultural force, as well as a platform for news events. With almost every household owning a TV set, it connected the country and “mass media” was born along with a formal accusation of the three network’s programming as a “vast…

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W18-65 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

January 10, 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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W18-65 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse Challenges abound. Cybersecurity, Russia, North Korea, China, South China Sea, Syria, Iran, Middle East, South Asia, international trade and alliances, failed states, the European Union and Brexit, the Balkans, the Baltics, Ukraine, Crimea, Venezuela, Brazil, terrorism, transnational crime, pandemics, artificial intelligence, water, climate change ... the list is seemingly endless. Each week, we will look at an issue of…

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W18-59 20th CENTURY ELECTIONS

January 10, 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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W18-59 20th CENTURY ELECTIONS Wednesdays: 11 a.m.12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett The 20th century presidents shaped the Executive Office into its current predominant position. This course will examine the story of America looking into and out of the windows of the White House from William McKinley to Donald Trump. We will review the Constitution and the Electoral College and focus on the impact of each president on our economic, military, domestic, and foreign…

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W18-61 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

January 10, 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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W18-61 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature– small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner freedom in…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

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

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W18-68 WHAT WALL STREET DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

January 10, 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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W18-68 WHAT WALL STREET DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW Wednesdays: 1:2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Regan Teague Do you follow financial news and global events? Do you know why stocks react differently than bonds? Do you take an active role in your financial decisions? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this course has been designed for you and promises an astonishing look at how Wall Street works. Each week, we will learn…

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W18-69 THOSE FUNNY FOLKS FROM THE MIDWEST

January 10, 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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W18-69 THOSE FUNNY FOLKS FROM THE MIDWEST Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Perhaps last Winter’s class, “The Joke’s On Brooklyn” proved nearly all famous comedians came from that area. Well, this class just might prove otherwise! From Red Skelton and Danny Thomas to Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray, the Midwest has had us laughing all our lives. We will discuss the biographies of these famous comedians, and learn who, how, and when…

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W18-70 CHAMBER JAZZ: THE GREAT SMALL GROUPS

January 10, 2018 @ 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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W18-70 CHAMBER JAZZ: THE GREAT SMALL GROUPS Wednesdays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Henry Ettman The unforgettable small ensembles in jazz have distinctive identities that go beyond the contributions of their individual members—each one represents a unique, instantly recognizable group sound. Join us as we explore and analyze these memorable groups from the different periods in jazz history. Our discussions will include videos, archival photos, recordings, and insights from the various…

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W18-67 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM, PART 1

January 10, 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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W18-67 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM, PART 1 Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Enneagram is a geometric figure that maps out the nine fundamental personality types of human nature and their complex interrelationships. As such, it is a condensation of universal wisdom from a variety of ancient cultures. Each of the types is represented in each of us, but only one is predominant. We will explore how we interact with others based…

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W18-106 BASEBALL: A BUSINESS OR A SPORT … OR ARE THEY JUST GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS

January 10, 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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W18-106 BASEBALL: A BUSINESS OR A SPORT ... OR ARE THEY JUST GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Al Goldis Join the “Knot Hole Gang” and learn what it takes to build a championship organization, both on and off the field. Get the inside scoop about your favorite players. Do the teams with the most financial and human resources always win the World Series? What are the qualities and ingredients that…

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

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

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W18-07 20th ANCIENT EGYPT: THE PTOLEMIES

January 22, 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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W18-07 20th ANCIENT EGYPT: THE PTOLEMIES Mondays & Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Two Weeks 4 Sessions: Jan. 22-31; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The glory and splendor of Egypt had one last opportunity to serve as a shining light to the world. This opportunity would take place following its conquest by Alexander the Great. His general, Ptolemy I, would forge a new dynasty that would last 300 years. Egypt…

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W18-16 JERUSALEM: 3,000 YEARS OF HOLINESS

January 22, 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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W18-16 JERUSALEM: 3,000 YEARS OF HOLINESS Mondays & Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Two Weeks 4 Sessions: Jan. 22-31 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler “Ten measures of beauty were descended upon theworld by God; Jerusalem received nine of them. Yet ten measures of sorrow were visited upon the world by God as well: Jerusalem received nine of them…” according to the Babylonian Talmud. Jerusalem began as the City of Ophel of the Jebusites, was occupied…

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W18-66 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

January 24, 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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W18-66 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 24-Feb. 28; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: WHEN SCIENCE FAILS US

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

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

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

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February 2018

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

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

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE – The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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

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ACADEMY LECTURE: OUR DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS

February 21, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Anna Maria Island Library, 5701 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 United States
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“OUR DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS?” Wednesday, Feb 21 • 1-2.30 p.m. ANNA MARIA ISLAND LIBRARY 5701 MARINA DRIVE Alex Beavers Is our digital future of robots, artificial intelligence, deep learning machines, and autonomous cars something to fear or embrace? This talk will include highlights of why a digital transformation of our lives is happening, what control we have over it, what it will mean for our institutions, and why it is something that we should embrace and not fear.…

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March 2018

SP18-AW-33 THE MYSTIQUE OF THE ORIENTAL RUG

March 7, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Art to Walk On Gallery, 16 S. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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SP18-AW-33 THE MYSTIQUE OF THE ORIENTAL RUG Wednesdays: 9-10:30 a.m. Note: Extended Class Time 4 Sessions: Mar. 7-28 ART TO WALK ON GALLERY 16 S. PALM AVE., SARASOTA Eileen Hampshire Oriental rugs come with stories all their own. This class will take you on a fascinating journey through the world of Oriental rugs where you will learn about the weaving and dyeing, symbolism, history, peculiar details and the stories they tell, and the cottage industry that produces them. Course Fee:…

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SP18-35 EXPLORING ETHICAL DILEMMAS THROUGH THE EYES OF JEWISH TRADITION

March 7, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 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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SP18-35 EXPLORING ETHICAL DILEMMAS THROUGH THE EYES OF JEWISH TRADITION Wednesday: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Spector Life presents us with a litany of ethical dilemmas, some current and others are ageless. Is it a sin to tell a lie? When should a person go through genetic testing? How much profit should a person in business make? How do we balance economic development with environmental concerns? What are our responsibilities to the hungry and…

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SP18-04 WHAT AM I HEARING; AM I REALLY LISTENING?

March 7, 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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SP18-04 WHAT AM I HEARING; AM I REALLY LISTENING? Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Rosemarin We hear everything, but are we really listening? Are you finding yourself frustrated with the polarizing and deepening divide occurring with friends and family about so many things in the world? This course will teach you tips and techniques on how to listen for understanding; so that simmering silences and angry arguing can transform into greater mutual understanding.…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

March 7, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays: March 7, 14, and 21; April 4, 11 Einstein’s Circle discussions are free and open to the public. No prior registration required. Einstein’s Circle is a place where people gather to engage in an open exchange of ideas, opinions, and information on a variety of topics. These popular give-and-take discussions focus on political, social, and economic issues, as well as current events and concerns. Topics to be decided closer to…

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SP18-34 1927: AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR

March 7, 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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SP18-34 1927: AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Mar. 7-28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett The year 1927 headlined a cast of outstanding individuals whose names still resonate today. The two top and still famous are Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth. In addition to Ruth, it was a golden age of sports with Gehrig, Moody, Jones, Nurmi, and Weissmuller. In Hollywood Clara Bow starred in “Wings” and Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer”. “Show Boat” opened on…

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SP18-61 HOW SMART IS YOUR ANDROID SMARTPHONE

March 7, 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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SP18-61 HOW SMART IS YOUR ANDROID SMARTPHONE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Loundy Find out how to use your Android-based smartphone to do more than just make phone calls. In this course, you will learn how to use your phone to receive email and text messages and how to insert images into documents. You will learn how to download new applications (“apps”) and arrange them on your phone. You will also learn…

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SP18-38 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

March 7, 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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SP18-38 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Mar. 7-28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse Challenges abound. Cybersecurity, Russia, North Korea, China, South China Sea, Syria, Iran, Middle East, South Asia, international trade and alliances, failed states, the European Union and Brexit, the Balkans, the Baltics, Ukraine, Crimea, Venezuela, Brazil, terrorism, transnational crime, pandemics, artificial intelligence, water, climate change ... the list is seemingly endless. Each week, we will look at an issue of concern…

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SP18-40 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

March 7, 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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SP18-40 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will be made available online…

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SP18-42 OPTIONS BASICS

March 7, 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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SP18-42 OPTIONS BASICS Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Would you like to be able to control risk in your portfolio better? Would you like to be able to hedge your portfolio during periods of uncertainty and high market volatility? In this class, we will discuss basic options terminology, basic strategies, and how options can be used to help manage portfolio risk. We will also cover various options strategies that…

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SP18-62 EGYPT: AGE OF THE PYRAMIDS

March 7, 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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SP18-62 EGYPT: AGE OF THE PYRAMIDS Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano This course provides a study of the history, geography, literature, art, religion, and culture of ancient Egypt from the origins of Egyptian civilization to the end of the Middle Kingdom. We’ll cover the unification of the country under Narmer, the building of the pyramids under Snefru, Khufu, Khafre, and others, and the fascinating literary remains of the Middle Kingdom. The course…

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SP18-41 THE MODERN GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

March 7, 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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SP18-41 THE MODERN GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon “The Great American Songbook” — wonderful standards written mostly from 1930 to 1955. These songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists over the years. However, there are many songs written from the 1950s on. Are they as good? Do they, and will they, hold up over time? We will go on a musical treasure hunt, looking to discover some “good…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE: Can a Cake Shop Refuse to Make a Cake for a Same-Sex Wedding?

March 14, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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EINSTEIN'S CIRCLE: Can a Cake Shop Refuse to Make a Cake for a Same-Sex Wedding? Wednesday, March 14 - 3-4:30 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom Social Hall 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Cost: FREE Register: https://reg131.imperisoft.com/LLA/Search/Registration.as ATTORNEY PAUL ROSEN, an instructor in Constitutional Law at RCLLA, was an advocate and exponent of the right to due process. We pay tribute to him with this Einstein's Circle debate in his memory. It all started five years ago when a same-sex couple entered…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE – TOPIC: TBA

March 21, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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EINSTEIN'S CIRCLE - TOPIC: TBA 3-4:30 p.m. • Wednesday, March 21 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Fee: $10 general admission; $9 member; pre-registration suggested No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. To register or for more information, call 941-309-5111; or go to www.rclla.org In keeping with the times, Einstein’s Circle focuses on events of interest people want to discuss. Introduced and led by facilitators expert in the subject matter, participants are invited to listen, to learn and to engage with each other in…

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LECTURE: “INTEGRATING ART + DESIGN THROUGH TECHNOLOGY”

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

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April 2018

SP18-36 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS, II

April 25, 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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SP18-36 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS, II Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Chassy Wouldn’t you love it if someone selected for you the best thought-provoking magazine articles available today—the ones most worthy of your time, the ones that would best help you understand current and global issues? That’s just what this course will do. Each week we will read award-winning articles and critically discuss the issues based on our independent understanding of what the author…

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SP18-37 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY

April 25, 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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SP18-37 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marc Scher The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. Ironically, that interest may well be attributable to the unprecedented growth of information technology. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write in a legible hand, and it is perhaps because of this reliance on technology that many people…

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SP18-39 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

April 25, 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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SP18-39 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature– small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner freedom in…

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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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SU18-02 WHY ARE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SO EXPENSIVE?

May 23, 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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SU18-02 WHY ARE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SO EXPENSIVE? Mondays and Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: May 9-23 Robert Essner Where do new drugs really come from? Why do drug companies advertise on TV? What are generic drugs and how do they compare to the originals? How do companies set prices for their drugs in this country and around the world? The former CEO of a major pharmaceutical company, with 40 years of experience in the field, will present an insider’s…

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June 2018

SU18-18 MEET THE CLOSET WHISPERER

June 6, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-18 MEET THE CLOSET WHISPERER Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. 1 Session: June 6 Gail Condrick Your destiny is in your closet! Join us for this fun fashion event as the Closet Whisperer shows that what you wear reveals who you are. Perhaps you are a retiree with a desire to be an artist ineveryday life. Do you need the power of an athlete to navigate the changes in your life? Maybe you are a visionary leader with a need to be…

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SU18-19 IMPROVE YOUR WRITING WITH FENG SHUI

June 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-19 IMPROVE YOUR WRITING WITH FENG SHUI Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. 1 Session: June 13 Gail Condrick Infuse your writing style with the power of the ancient art of Feng Shui. Apply the wisdom of the elements of earth, fire, water, wood, and metal to your writing style as you add new energy and creativity. First, you will determine the element that is “you”—does your writing bring the passion of fire, flow like water, or offer earth stability, the precision of…

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SU18-21 RCLLA BOOK GROUP

June 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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SU18-21 RCLLA BOOK GROUP Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-June 13 JoAnn Spiegel The summer book group will read three books. The first book to be discussed will be The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. The other two books will be determined by the class. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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SU18-24 LOVE, SEX, AND DESIRE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

June 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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SU18-24 LOVE, SEX, AND DESIRE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-June 13 David Miano This course will introduce you to cultures of ancient Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome through an examination of their conceptions and expressions of love, desire, and sexuality. We’ll engage in an interdisciplinary study using a variety of literary genres, including lyric poetry, love letters, philosophical dialogue, didactic poetry, and the romance novel. A wide range of topics will be discussed,…

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I HEAR, BUT AM I LISTENING?

June 20, 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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I HEAR, BUT AM I LISTENING? Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 16-June 20 Judy Rosemarin We hear everything, but are we really listening? Are you finding yourself frustrated with the polarizing and deepening divide occurring with friends and family about so many things in the world? This course will teach you how to listen for understanding; so that simmering silences and angry arguing can transform into greater mutual understanding. There are more choices than to shut down or…

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SU18-22 EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

June 27, 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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SU18-22 EVIDENCE-BASED PREVENTIVE MEDICINE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 Al Tripodi In this course, we will learn what constitutes “evidence” in medicine (and science), and we will discuss what can be done, if anything, to improve our longevity and quality of life. Our focus will be on major diseases and killers such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. A full session will focus on geriatrics. Our discussions will explore the roles of nutrition, lifestyle,…

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SU18-23 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES

June 27, 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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SU18-23 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 David Eisner and Barbara Shocket We will watch and discuss selected contemporary and classic films, which portray the joys, torments, sorrows, complexities, ironies, and paradoxes of the mystery which is—accurately or inaccurately—called love. With a psychological analysis of the emotional connections in these movie characters, we will decide for ourselves whether what we see is really love! Course Fee: $95; Member Fee:…

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SU18-26 MASTERPIECES OF WORLD CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT

June 27, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-26 MASTERPIECES OF WORLD CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 Patricia Regnier This class will view eight masterpieces that have captivated critics and spectators alike since their release. We will begin with Citizen Kane, which has topped the list since 1941, followed by works from Ozu, Hitchcock, and Tarkovsky. Next, we will examine 21st century works by S. Coppola, Linklater, Wong Kar-wai, and Ang Lee. Students will be asked to view each weekly film…

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SU18-25 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

June 27, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU18-25 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 Susanne 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, most of all,…

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September 2018

INFORMATION EXPO — SEPT. 24-27

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

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October 2018

INFORMATION EXPO — OCT. 8-11

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

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Gallery Exhibits at Ringling College of Art and Design

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

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

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

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CUBAN ART LECTURE

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

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FA18-33 AN INTRODUCTION TO ANDROID PHONES

October 31, 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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FA18-33 AN INTRODUCTION TO ANDROID PHONES Wednesdays 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 26-Oct. 31 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Loundy Learn how to use your Android-based smartphone to do more than make phone calls. We’ll start with the basics: an overview of contacts, calendar, email, and texting; then we navigate through screens and customize the way your phone looks. You’ll find out how to change your settings and security level, and learn the best way to use your camera and share…

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November 2018

CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

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

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FA18-32 SARASOTA BALLET SEASON 2018-2019: BEHIND THE SCENES

November 14, 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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FA18-32 SARASOTA BALLET SEASON 2018-2019: BEHIND THE SCENES Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird Dive into the Sarasota Ballet’s exciting season showcasing acclaimed choreographers. We’ll examine each ballet’s unique backstory including its history, music, original cast, behind-the-scenes drama, and more. Students will come away with a greater appreciation of the rich repertoire performed by the Sarasota Ballet. Lectures will be supported with video footage. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-30 TRENDING ECONOMIC DISRUPTORS

November 14, 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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FA18-30 TRENDING ECONOMIC DISRUPTORS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers There are several trends in the business use of technology that could cause major economic disruptions (and hopefully improvements) in industries around the world. This course will be a survey of current and possible future technology-driven economic trends including: on-demand transportation, distributed energy, quantized education, e-commerce, automated health care, decentralized manufacturing, and digital currency. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-31 VIETNAM

November 14, 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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FA18-31 VIETNAM Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Grindal For the majority of us, the Vietnam War was the seminal event of our generation. The war caused many to question America’s principles as well as its values, and its legacy remains with us to this day. This course will review the history of the war and the many interpretations of its significance and meaning. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-38 AN INTELLIGENCE PERSPECTIVE ON TODAY’S NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES

November 14, 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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FA18-38 AN INTELLIGENCE PERSPECTIVE ON TODAY’S NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.–12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 24–Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jay Rixse The Cold War ended over 25 years ago, yet it seems that the world is a more dangerous and unstable place today. As it has in the past, intelligence remains our first line of defense against strategic and/or tactical threats both to the international world order and to the U.S. In this course, we will consider some…

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FA18-40 PETS—HOW THEY MAKE AND CHANGE OUR LIVES

November 14, 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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FA18-40 PETS—HOW THEY MAKE AND CHANGE OUR LIVES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 24-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Margaret Shaw This interactive course helps participants understand the emotions surrounding the human-pet bond, including the joys of ownership and the inevitable loss of a pet. Discussions will include our relationships with pets, what it’s like to become a new pet owner, what to consider when choosing a veterinarian or when boarding a pet, and how to deal with pet…

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FA18-35 FORMATION OF THE MODERN WORLD – 18TH CENTURY

November 14, 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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FA18-35 FORMATION OF THE MODERN WORLD – 18TH CENTURY Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett The fall term will cover 1800 to 1860 where we will observe social, technical, and political advances from Napoleon to Lincoln; horse and buggy to the railroad; mail to the telegraph; and sailboats to steamboats. We will see how the United States reached coast to coast acquiring the Louisiana Territory and Mexican lands. Beyond our borders, we…

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FA18-36 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE – Wednesday

November 14, 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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FA18-36 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE - Wednesday Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner…

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FA18-37 SONGWRITING AND MUSIC PUBLISHING

November 14, 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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FA18-37 SONGWRITING AND MUSIC PUBLISHING Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon The goal of this class is to take you behind the scenes of the music industry, to find out how songs are actually written, “pitched,” and protected. Along the way, we’ll explore the history of songwriting from the ‘30s on and all the changes brought by the arrival of each new musical genre. We’ll talk about the lives of famous songwriters…

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FA18-39 PHYSICS

November 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-39 PHYSICS Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steve Sandler This course is for the layperson; no knowledge of physics or mathematics is required. Just bring your curiosity about the laws of nature, how they have shaped our world, and the impact they have on our everyday activities. How great that impact is may surprise you. Using ordinary language to explain equations and formulas, we’ll explore the major theories of physics: the beliefs of…

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FA18-34 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

November 14, 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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FA18-34 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 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…

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Einstein’s Circle on Anna Maria Island

November 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216 United States
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE Einstein’s Circle discussions are free and open to the public. No prior registration required. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Wednesdays Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 24, 31, Nov. 7 and 14 THE CENTER OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND 407 MAGNOLIA AVE., HOLMES BEACH. Einstein’s Circle is a place where people gather to engage in an open exchange of ideas, opinions, and information on a variety of topics. These popular give-and-take discussions focus on political, social, and economic issues, as well…

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FA18-45 THE PINC EXPERIENCE – PEOPLE. IDEAS. NATURE. CREATIVITY.

November 14, 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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FA18-45 THE PINC EXPERIENCE – PEOPLE. IDEAS. NATURE. CREATIVITY. Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 24-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anand Pallegar People. Ideas. Nature. Creativity. (PINC) is an annual event that came to Sarasota in 2014 from the Netherlands. It brings together award-winning speakers from every discipline imaginable to share their knowledge and ideas with an audience of open-minded individuals. The PINC experience has often been called “a bubble bath for your brain,” because each speaker has just 20…

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FA18-43 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

November 14, 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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FA18-43 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 2 Sessions: Nov. 7 & Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will be made…

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FA18-41 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION

November 14, 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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FA18-41 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bernice Borow Learn how to adapt your lifestyle and your diet to attain better health and reach your goals. This course focuses on the role of healthy meal plans, nutrition, exercise, and weight management in wellness improvement. You will learn how to prevent and control various disease states such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol, using proper nutrition and recommendations for exercise…

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FA18-46 1920s WASHINGTON: POLITICS, POLITICIANS, AND POLICIES

November 14, 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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FA18-46 1920s WASHINGTON: POLITICS, POLITICIANS, AND POLICIES Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Arnold Well and Susan Well As the 100th anniversary of the end of “The Great War” approaches, we look back at the 1920s. Two of the decade’s presidents are considered to be among the worst in history. A third was popular and shocked the country by choosing not to run for re-election. We will consider the stories of these presidents as well…

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FA18-44 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC

November 14, 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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FA18-44 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano This class explores the emergence and development of Roman civilization from the foundation of the city of Rome to the time of Julius Caesar (1st century BCE). Students will be introduced to the works of ancient Roman poets, historians, and thinkers together with art and archaeology to investigate Roman culture and society, as well as the origin and development of republican government, imperialism,…

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FA18-42 JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU’RE RIGHT DOESN’T MEAN I’M WRONG

November 14, 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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FA18-42 JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU’RE RIGHT DOESN’T MEAN I’M WRONG Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 31-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herb Cohen and Anita Cohen We each think that we’re right. When we have strong views and someone disagrees, we often say they pushed our buttons, and then we respond emotionally rather than rationally. We see this today particularly in our political discussions, but it also happens with our children, our friends, our family, and our colleagues. We…

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January 2019

EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE JANUARY 16: PROTECT OUR DEFENDERS

January 16 @ 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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EINSTEIN'S CIRCLE JANUARY 16: PROTECT OUR DEFENDERS The Military and the #MeToo Movement MODERATOR: NANCY PARRISH Nancy Parrish is the founder and chair, and former CEO of Protect Our Defenders, the “Preeminent advocacy group on behalf of victims of sexual assault in the military” (The New York Times), and founding co-chair of the Northern California Chapter of Human Rights Watch. She worked with President and Mrs. Carter in support of their international humanitarian work at the Carter Center. She is…

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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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Special Event: Oldies Dance Party

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

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LECTURE: REPLICATING NATURE —A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE

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

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Information Expo

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

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February 2019

W19-45 REBALANCING & REFOCUSING FOR THE BONUS YEARS

February 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-45 REBALANCING & REFOCUSING FOR THE BONUS YEARS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Larson Today, countless adults are redefining the retirement years and writing a new life chapter. With this increased longevity bonus, life planning is essential to figure out what’s next. This four-part interactive course is designed to give you the tools, resources, and focused discussion needed to create a personalized template for moving forward. We will begin by debunking myths about…

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W19-57 TALES OF THE UNIVERSE

February 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-57 TALES OF THE UNIVERSE Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Bahm Interested in science? Curious about the cosmos? Join us as we explore some remarkable stories and features of our universe. We will look at its infancy— the first three minutes after the Big Bang that shaped everything that exists today; the life cycle of stars from birth to death, including supernovas; the four fundamental forces that drive everything; and the mystery that…

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NEWTOWN HISTORY MAKERS’ PANEL DISCUSSION WITH VICKIE OLDHAM

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

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W19-44 20TH CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY MASTERS

February 20 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-44 20TH CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY MASTERS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird Discover the genius of three master choreographers who shaped the future of ballet: Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, and George Balanchine. Explore their unique stories, distinct styles and learn about the dancers who became famous for interpreting their works. Join us as we discuss the creative legacy of these brilliant choreographers. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-46 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO USING AN ANDROID SMARTPHONE

February 20 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-46 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO USING AN ANDROID SMARTPHONE Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Loundy Find out how to use your Android-based smartphone to do more than just make calls. This course will teach you how to best use your phone to send texts and emails. You will learn how to choose and download new applications (“apps”), insert images into documents, customize the way your phone looks, and use your calendar. By the…

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W19-54 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

February 20 @ 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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W19-54 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 30-Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse The Cold War ended over 25 years ago, yet it seems that the world is a more dangerous and unstable place today. As it has in the past, intelligence remains our first line of defense against strategic and/or tactical threats both to the international world order and to the U.S. In this course, we will consider some current issues…

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CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

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

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

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W19-59 SHINING HORNS: THE LEGACY OF THE GREAT JAZZ BRASS AND REED PLAYERS

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
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W19-59 SHINING HORNS: THE LEGACY OF THE GREAT JAZZ BRASS AND REED PLAYERS Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 23-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Henry Ettman Taking a cue from genealogy, we will trace the lineage of the acclaimed major horn stylists of jazz, from their source to the young rising stars of today. Each class will focus on a particular instrument: trumpet, trombone, soprano/tenor sax, alto sax, clarinet, and other reed instruments. Through archival video/musical presentations and lively discussion,…

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March 2019

Einstein’s Circle March 6: Politics From the Front Row

March 6 @ 2:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Politics From the Front Row Wed. March 6 - 2:30-4 pm MODERATOR: SUSAN MACMANUS, PH.D Florida’s Most Quoted Political Scientist Susan MacManus is a Distinguished Emerita of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida-Tampa where she taught 30 years prior to her retirement. She has appeared on every major broadcast, television, cable, and radio network in the country and been interviewed by major newspapers in Florida, the United States, and internationally. MacManus is known in the media…

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W19-48 STUDIO GLASS: THE NEW HOT CONTEMPORARY ART FORM

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W19-48 STUDIO GLASS: THE NEW HOT CONTEMPORARY ART FORM Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine and Jack Winberg Glass is one of the premier mediums for new and emerging artists to explore. Despite its humble origins in the garage of a Toledo museum in 1960, the Studio Glass Movement is now one of the most important recent advancements in the world of contemporary art. In this class, students will discover the history of…

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W19-42 HUMAN HISTORY— THE BIG PICTURE

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-42 HUMAN HISTORY— THE BIG PICTURE Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Grindal Most studies of history are limited to a specific geographical area or time period. The brief duration of human life tends to limit our perspective on long-term change. This course will address a wider and multidisciplinary view beginning with the origins of life and following the major trends of human adaption and progress. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-47 PARTNERS WITH OUR PLANET: JEWISH TRADITION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W19-47 PARTNERS WITH OUR PLANET: JEWISH TRADITION AND THE ENVIRONMENT Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Feb. 6-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Spector To whom does this world belong? Are we “owners” or “guardians”? How do we strike a balance between preservation and progress? How does Jewish law differ in attitude from modern civil law in regard to pollution and damages? Is there a concern for the animal world? What can you do for “Tikkun Olam” (Repair of the World)?…

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W19-41 FLAT, HUMID, AND HURRICANES – LET’S MOVE TO FLORIDA

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W19-41 FLAT, HUMID, AND HURRICANES - LET’S MOVE TO FLORIDA Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Richard Gelpke Ever wonder why Florida “sticks out” unlike any other part of the U.S. (except for Alaska) or why sinkholes form, or how the Florida Keys came to be or why Lake Okeechobee is sending “guacamole” to Stuart? There’s a lot to discover when it comes to the atmosphere, water sphere, and land sphere. These three ‘spheres’ will…

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W19-43 THE WEIRD, THE WACKY, THE WONDERFUL: AN EXPLORATION OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES ACROSS THE GLOBE

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W19-43 EXPLORING GLOBAL CULTURAL DIFFERENCES THROUGH A TRAVEL WRITER’S EYES Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Garry Grossman The best travel writers don't merely describe popular, exotic foreign destinations. Rather, as detectives, historians, and anthropologists, they open a window onto our strange, seedy, and wonderful world, bringing us unique insights into our own culture. Transport yourself "beyond? in this stimulating seminar (one article each week). Some provocative recent articles: (1) a first-person trekking account of…

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W19-40 IMPROVE YOUR WRITING WITH FENG SHUI

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-40 IMPROVE YOUR WRITING WITH FENG SHUI Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 13-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gail Condrick Infuse your writing style with the power of the ancient art of Feng Shui. Apply the wisdom of the elements of earth, fire, water, wood, and metal to your writing style as you add new energy and creativity. First, you will determine the element that is “you”—does your writing bring the passion of fire, flow like water, or offer earth…

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W19-56 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W19-56 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marc Scher The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write legibly; because of this reliance on technology, many people now appreciate the vanishing art of calligraphy. In this class, students will learn the lower and upper cases of the Chancery Cursive…

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W19-51 JUSTICE AROUND THE WORLD

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-51 JUSTICE AROUND THE WORLD Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harriet Hendel It is often said that our criminal justice system is broken and flawed. How does it compare to other countries around the world? We will study approaches to criminal justice in several nations through films, a segment on “60 Minutes,” and scholarly research articles. Connecticut is now experimenting with a new program in two of its prisons in collaboration with the…

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W19-55 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-55 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 23-Mar. 6 (Note: No Class: Jan. 30) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Rosemarin We hear everything, but are we really listening? Are you finding yourself frustrated with the polarizing and deepening divide occurring with friends and family about so many things in the world? This course will teach you tips and techniques on how to listen for understanding so that simmering silences and angry arguing can…

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W19-49 FORMATION OF THE 20TH CENTURY: 1860-1914

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W19-49 FORMATION OF THE 20TH CENTURY: 1860-1914 Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett Much of our modern world was developed and shaped by the events of the second half of the 20th century. The stories of men and women, politicians, artists, inventors, scientists, authors, and many everyday people will be told and discussed this term. Course topics include: the Civil War; the assassinations of Lincoln and the Archduke of Austria; the sinking…

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W19-52 IN HARMONY: A HISTORY OF THE GREAT VOCAL GROUPS

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W19-52 IN HARMONY: A HISTORY OF THE GREAT VOCAL GROUPS Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon For more than seven decades, America has had a love affair with vocal groups from the Big-Band beginnings of The Andrews Sisters to the recent popularity of Boy Bands. We will listen to recordings and watch videos as we explore the history of singing groups. Class discussions will include the development of Doo-Wop (that enduring sound…

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W19-50 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-50 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM (Note: This class is also offered on Mondays as W19-08 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE) Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity…

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W19-53 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W19-53 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 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 often entails grappling with spiritual and moral issues such as innocence and guilt, loyalty and betrayal, choice and fate, meaning and emptiness, and hope and despair. Our exploration…

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FILMS DEPICTING THE WEIMAR ERA AND THE THIRD REICH

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-65 FILMS DEPICTING THE WEIMAR ERA AND THE THIRD REICH Wednesdays 1-3:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Gladstone This course offers an examination of German society and political events during the Weimar Republic era and the Third Reich as depicted by Hollywood and European filmmakers. Among the films to be screened and discussed are: “Little Man, What Now?,” “Three Comrades,” “Address Unknown,” “Mephisto,” “The Mortal Storm,” and “The Seventh Cross.” Powerful…

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W19-62 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-62 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will be made available online…

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W19-60 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE!

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-60 WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE! Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 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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W19-63 LITTLE KNOWN HISTORY OF U.S. VICE PRESIDENTS

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-63 LITTLE KNOWN HISTORY OF U.S. VICE PRESIDENTS Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Theodore Russell Quirky, off-beat stories about our U.S. presidents are well-known. But, what about some of our vice presidents? There have been 48 vice presidents since 1789. Two were not even elected to that office. One had taken up arms against the United States! Three have won the Nobel Peace Prize, and one had been accused of murder. All have fascinating…

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W19-61 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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W19-61 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 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 (from the instructor) at the first session for $6 each. This course is easy…

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W19-58 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY?

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-58 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY? Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 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 difficult ones just to see what they are made of. But mainly we will read works by some of the 20th century’s…

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W19-64 UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACTS OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-64 UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACTS OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 13-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Yamartino Scientists have estimated pollution impacts for over 100 years: beginning with the Industrial Age building of smokestacks and use of chlorine gas in World War I. This course will emphasize methods for assessing such impacts, ranging from simple estimates to sophisticated 4-D global simulations. Basic mechanisms of atmospheric pollution transport will be reviewed employing basic “book-keeping” arithmetic and diagrams. We’ll…

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W19-66 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN

March 7 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-66 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 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, and the casual class atmosphere…

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GOLD MEMBERS APPRECIATION PARTY

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

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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 11-14

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

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SP19-35 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

March 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-35 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 2 Sessions: Mar. 13 and Mar. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will be made…

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AMI Lecture – “WHY ANCIENT HISTORY MATTERS”

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

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SP19-10 “SPECIAL PROSECUTOR” OR “SPECIAL COUNSEL” – FROM ARCHIBALD COX TO ROBERT MUELLER

March 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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SP19-10 “SPECIAL PROSECUTOR” OR “SPECIAL COUNSEL” – FROM ARCHIBALD COX TO ROBERT MUELLER Mondays & Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 11-Mar. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Gary Join us as we review the history of special prosecutors, starting with Watergate and ending with the current probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. We will explore the legal authority, powers, and crimes that occurred and learn the difference between a special prosecutor and a special counsel. More importantly,…

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Einstein’s Circle March 27 – TBA

March 27 @ 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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To Be Announced MODERATOR: TBA In keeping with our effort to remain timely and topical, the March 27 Einstein’s Circle topic and moderator will be announced on Feb. 1.

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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 25-28

March 28 @ 10:20 AM - 3:00 PM
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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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April 2019

SP19-26 ANDROID SMARTPHONE, PART 2

April 3 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-26 ANDROID SMARTPHONE, PART 2 Wednesdays: 9-10:20 am 4 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 3 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Loundy You know the basic Android features such as email, contacts, and texting. Now it’s time to take your phone experience up a level. In this course, we will expand your knowledge of Android by introducing more advanced features such as memory management, connecting your desktop and phone browsers, and personalized settings. We will discuss apps that will make your Android even more…

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SP19-31 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

April 3 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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John RixseSP19-31 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 4 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 3 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM The Cold War ended over 25 years ago, yet it seems that the world is a more dangerous and unstable place today. As it has in the past, intelligence remains our first line of defense against strategic and/or tactical threats both to the international world order and to the U.S. In this course, we will consider some current issues and…

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SP19-37 MUSIC GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE

April 10 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-37 MUSIC GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 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…

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CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

April 17 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Ringling College of Art and Design, 2836 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States
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CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN TOUR OPTIONS: • Wed., Mar. 27 • 10-11:30 am • Wed., Apr. 17 • 10-11:30 am Admission: Free. Pre-registration required. Call 941-309-5111 or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org Limited to the first 20 members to register. Join us for an inspiring tour of Ringling College, where you will experience firsthand the creative energy that permeates the campus. You will learn about its growth from an initial enrollment of 14 students to now more…

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SP19-32 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY

April 17 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SP19-32 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marc Scher The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. Ironically, that interest may well be attributable to the unprecedented growth of information technology. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write in a legible hand. Perhaps because of this reliance on technology, many people now appreciate and long…

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SP19-28 1968: TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES

April 17 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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SP19-28 1968: TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett Nineteen sixty-eight has been described as “The Year That Changed America.” The country experienced a tumultuous upheaval in political, military, racial, and cultural matters. Two shocking assassinations left the country reeling in disbelief drastically altering both the political and racial atmospheres. The Tet Offensive in Vietnam ushered in the bloodiest year for American troops as well as a new realization of…

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SP19-29 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

April 17 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-29 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 13-May 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner freedom in…

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SP19-27 THE EVOLUTION OF JAZZ, PART II

April 17 @ 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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SP19-27 THE EVOLUTION OF JAZZ, PART II Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 13-May 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martin Adams Jazz was America’s national popular music from the 1920s to the mid-1940s. In fact, the decades of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s are known respectively as the “Jazz Age” and the “Swing Era.” The roots of both modern jazz and rock sprang from this era as well. We will follow the evolution of jazz from the “speakeasies” to the…

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SP19-33 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I & WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

April 17 @ 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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SP19-33 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I & WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 13-May 1 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…

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SP19-30 IS BASEBALL A SPORT OR A BUSINESS, OR ARE THE OWNERS GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS?

April 17 @ 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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SP19-30 IS BASEBALL A SPORT OR A BUSINESS, OR ARE THE OWNERS GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS? Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 13-May 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Al Goldis Join the “Knot Hole Gang” and learn what it takes to build a championship organization, both on and off the field. Get the inside scoop about your favorite players. Do the teams with the most financial and human resources always win the World Series? What are the qualities and ingredients…

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SP19-38 UNDERSTANDING THE GREAT DEPRESSION: FROM CRASH TO RECOVERY

April 17 @ 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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SP19-38 UNDERSTANDING THE GREAT DEPRESSION: FROM CRASH TO RECOVERY Wednesdays 1-2:20 pm 3 Sessions: Apr. 3-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Spence Hilton Join us as we examine what economic research reveals about the Great Depression. What developments and policies precipitated the economic decline in 1929? What caused the ensuing contraction to be so prolonged and severe? What was responsible for the subsequent recovery? Topics include the stock market crash, the Gold Standard, price deflation, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve…

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SP19-34 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION

April 17 @ 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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SP19-34 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bernice Borow Learn how to adapt your lifestyle and your diet to attain better health and reach your goals. This course focuses on the role of healthy meal plans, nutrition, exercise, and weight management in wellness improvement. You will learn how to prevent and control various disease states such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol, using proper nutrition and recommendations for exercise…

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SP19-36 EGYPT: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

April 17 @ 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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SP19-36 EGYPT: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano The New Kingdom period of Egyptian history (16th to 11th centuries BCE) was the time during which the Egyptians created an empire. A succession of extraordinarily capable pharaohs, covering the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties, laid the foundations of a strong state and pushed the control beyond the traditional borders into Palestine and Nubia. The Egyptians entered into a period of…

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SP19-61 SECOND ISAIAH

April 17 @ 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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SP19-61 SECOND ISAIAH Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rabbi Alan D. Fuchs Second Isaiah (Chapters 40–55 of the book of Isaiah) may be the most important Biblical prophet. He made possible the concept of universalism monotheism. Second Isaiah also is one of the primary sources for the belief in Christianity that the Hebrew Bible foretells the coming of Jesus. This course will explore the development of the theology of Second Isaiah and attempt to…

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