OLLI East — SCF: Lakewood Ranch

7131 Professional Pkwy. E.
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: (941) 363-7000
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November 2016

FA16-SCF-57 MASTER OF THE DANCE TO THE IMPERIAL COURT OF IRAN

November 18, 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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$75.00

Friday: Nov. 18 1 session: 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Instructor: Robert de Warren Robert de Warren had been performing leading roles across Europe, including with London’s Royal Ballet, when a devastating medical diagnosis ended his career as a dancer. Fortuitously, the founder of the Royal Ballet, Ninette de Valois, had been advising the Shah of Iran in his quest to turn the fledgling Iranian National Ballet into an internationally celebrated company. Her recommendation…

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February 2017

ENCORE! Create your next chapter with Joy + Purpose

February 3, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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$99

ARE YOU POISED ON THE BRINK OF A LIFE TRANSITION, OR ARE YOU EAGER TO START A NEW CHAPTER IN LIFE? “Creating Your Life Transition with Joy and Purpose” a full-day conference at Academy East State College of Florida at Lakewood Ranch. In either case, life transitions those that are expected (retirement, empty nest) and unexpected (death of a spouse, sudden illness), bring questions of Where do I go from here? What do I want out of life? How do…

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March 2017

SP17-SCF-25 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT

March 14, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: March 14-28 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure that your money will last throughout a long and fulfilling retirement? This basic course will teach you the principles and tactics that will ensure you don’t outlive your savings. By the end of this class, you should have an excellent understanding of the risks you face, how to preserve your nest egg, and how to create a financial…

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SP17-SCF-57 PARASITES AND PREDATORS

March 16, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 16-April 27 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH Joe Kerata We live in an ocean of microbes, some of which are very nasty. We constantly inhale them, swallow them, and unwittingly invite them into our bodies. Yet we have evolved simple and complex strategies over the millennia for protecting ourselves. This course is a fascinating survey of the human body’s defensive and regulatory systems and their never-ending battle to keep us alive…

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SP17-SCF-56 MEMOIR PLUS

March 16, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 16-April 27 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH Ronni Miller Memoir Plus is a hands-on writing workshop using the raw material of one’s own life to write fact or fiction stories. Documenting and expressing these stories is a way to better understand our own lives. Motivational exercises from the Write It Out program include in-class warm-up exercises and spontaneous writing activities that stimulate feelings, memories, and experiences. Assignments suggested on the syllabus…

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SP17-SCF-58 MINDFULNESS AND MORE

March 16, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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Thursdays 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 16-April 27 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Specific instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the anxiety that so many of us experience today.…

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SP17-SCF-61 ANCIENT EGYPT: THE PTOLEMIES—LAST GASP OF THE PHARAOHS

March 17, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: March 17 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH Note: Box lunch included in tuition Steven Derfler The glory and splendor of Egypt had one last opportunity to serve as a shining light to the world. This 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 would regain her prestige as a leader in Mediterranean affairs and play…

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September 2017

FA17-SCF-28 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT

September 26, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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FA17-SCF-28 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Sept. 26-Oct. 10 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure your money will last throughout a long and fulfilling retirement? This basic course will teach you the principles and tactics that will help you achieve your goal to outlive your savings. By the end of this class, you should have an excellent understanding of the risks you face, how to preserve…

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FA17-SCF-29 GANGSTERS, MOBSTERS, GOODFELLAS, AND WISEGUYS

September 26, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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NEW FA17-SCF-29 GANGSTERS, MOBSTERS, GOODFELLAS, AND WISEGUYS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m.; NOTE: Extended class time 8 sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Why are we attracted to the lives and deeds of 20th century bandits? Sure, they’re popular subjects of film, TV, and literature, but why do we care about them? Is it because we fear them or love them? Have these characters become too romanticized or are their nefarious reputations accurate depictions…

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

September 28, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

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

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FA17-SCF-30 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN

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

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

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FA17-SCF-32 THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE

September 29, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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NEW FA17-SCF-32 THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Sept. 29 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Robert de Warren We will take a comparative look at Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon. These 20th century choreographers are creating daring new works that are poised to change the American Ballet Theatre in New York and The Royal Ballet in London, respectively, in the 21st century. With their works attracting larger audiences, what do these changes mean…

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January 2018

W18-SCF-49 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT

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

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

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W18-SCF-51 THE AGE OF NAPOLEON

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

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

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W18-SCF-53 THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL

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

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

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

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

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

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W18-SCF-91 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-91 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Specific instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve…

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W18-SCF-93 THE PEOPLE AND LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-93 THE PEOPLE AND LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Aaron This course will explain the religious, economic, and historical influences shaping the modern Arab Middle East. Class discussions will focus on social and political practices such as marriage, family, language, veiling, and Civil Rights. We will explore how and why Arab countries embrace Islam as a religion and a way of life.…

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

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-92 FIVE CONTROVERSIAL PEOPLE WHO CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 8 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Robert Toplin We will study the experiences, personalities, ideas, and actions of five individuals who made a significant impact on American life. We may admire or criticize viewpoints promoted by these controversial figures, but clearly each person “made a difference.” William Lloyd Garrison launched a radical abolitionist campaign against slavery. Henry Ford, a brilliant businessman,…

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W18-SCF-94 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-94 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Aaron This course offers an in-depth exploration of the countries, non-state organizations, conflicts, and alliances in the modern Middle East. We will also discuss the influences and involvements of competing foreign powers. Students will gain an understanding of events as they unfold in the Middle East and reflect on the few options the United States has in…

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

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 1, 2018

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-107 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 1 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Bob Latessa With a new administration in office and the stock market trading near all-time highs, investors are increasingly challenged with finding opportunities to maximize a realistic and sustainable rate of return without taking excessive risk. Whether it’s generating income in a low-interest rate environment or seeking growth opportunities, we will explore the various risks that…

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March 2018

SP18-SCF-31 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT

March 6, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP18-SCF-31 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Mar. 6-20 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure that your money will last throughout a long and fulfilling retirement? This basic course will teach you the principles and tactics that will ensure you don’t outlive your savings. By the end of this class, you should have an excellent understanding of the risks you face, how to preserve your nest egg, and…

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April 2018

SP18-SCF-32 THE FILMS OF MARTIN SCORSESE

April 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

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

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SP18-SCF-30 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

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

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

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November 2018

FA18-SCF-65 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR RETIREMENT

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

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

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FA18-SCF-67 ASTAIRE AND KELLY

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

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

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FA18-SCF-66 WRITING ABOUT YOUR LIFE

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

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

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FA18-32 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-SCF-68 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKET

November 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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FA18-SCF-68 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKET Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 25-Nov. 15 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Bob Latessa This class will provide a broad look at the current state of today’s financial markets. We will not only address the risks investors face but will also outline opportunities that wealth managers look for when allocating portfolios. Themes to be discussed will include: tax-advantaged investing, investing for income in a low-interest-rate environment, analysis of investor behavior, the…

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February 2019

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

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-100 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET Tuesdays 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 5 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Bob Latessa This class will provide a broad look at the current state of today’s financial markets. We will not only address the risks investors face but will also outline opportunities that wealth managers look for when allocating portfolios. Themes to be discussed will include: tax-advantaged investing, investing for income in a low-interest-rate environment, analysis of investor behavior,…

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W19-SCF-105 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR RETIREMENT

February 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-105 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR RETIREMENT Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Jan. 24-Feb. 7 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure that your money will last throughout retirement? This course will teach the principles that will ensure you don’t outlive your savings. By the end of this class, you should have an excellent understanding of the risks you face, how to preserve your investments, and how to create a financial plan that enables…

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W19-SCF-97 SIX CONTROVERSIAL PRESIDENTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

February 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-97 SIX CONTROVERSIAL PRESIDENTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Robert Brent Toplin Our studies will draw attention to the character and leadership of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan. We’ll investigate their upbringing, early life experiences, and personality formation. Central to our discussion will be an examination of psychological factors, which may help us understand why…

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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

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

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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 a.m-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

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

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

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

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W19-SCF-102 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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W19-SCF-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD

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

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

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W19-SCF-104 LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES

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

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

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March 2019

SP19-SCF-57 CULT FILMS

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

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

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

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP19-SCF-58 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 4 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 2 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Bob Latessa This class will provide a broad look at the current state of today’s financial markets. We will not only address the risks investors face but will also outline opportunities that wealth managers look for when allocating portfolios. Themes to be discussed will include: tax-advantaged investing, investing for income in a low-interest-rate environment, analysis of investor behavior,…

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SP19-SCF-56 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

March 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP19-SCF-56 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

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