The Center of Anna Maria

The Center of Anna Maria (formerly known as Anna Maria Island Community Center)
407 Magnolia Ave.
Anna Maria, FL
Phone: (941) 778-1908
Website: http://www.centerami.org

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March 2017

EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

March 8, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 19, 2017

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Spring Einstein’s Circle dates: March 8, 22, and 29; April 5, 12, and 19 Wednesdays • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 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…

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THE ELEMENTS OF LIFE—A KEY TO THE EVOLUTION OF LIVING SPECIES

March 15, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Wednesday, March 15 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jim Vartuli There are 120 elements known to man. However, living organisms only require less than 20% of them to sustain life. In this discussion, we will determine which elements are needed, what they do, and why they are essential to life. Finally, we will question if this dependence on approximately 20 elements is an explanation for the chemical evolution of living organisms.

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April 2017

CREATE BETTER BRAIN FUNCTIONING —BY USING BOTH HANDS!

April 5, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Thursday, April 5 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Barbara Dondero Come experience how writing and drawing with left and right hands expands our ability to “see” life more clearly. We’ll discuss how the pioneering work of California art therapist Lucia Capacchione set the stage for this accepted realization. Our session is part lecture, part hands-on, with your observations and input.

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September 2017

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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October 2017

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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January 2018

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE

January 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND - HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE Monday, Jan. 15: 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND 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…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – FROM ATOMS TO THE ATOMIC BOMB

January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS - FROM ATOMS TO THE ATOMIC BOMB Monday, Jan. 22 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Jan Skalny One of the greatest and most controversial scientific achievements of the 20th century was exploitation of nuclear phenomena for both military and industrial causes. In this lecture, we will briefly review the road from understanding the structure of atoms to radioactivity to nuclear energy and warfare. Important personalities to be discussed include Niels Bohrs, Otto Hahn, Lisa…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – EVOLUTION IN AND OUT OF TEXTBOOKS

January 29, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY - EVOLUTION IN AND OUT OF TEXTBOOKS Monday, Jan 29 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Joe Kerata Evolution is the central organizing theme in biology, but by 1960, the word “evolution” did not appear in the most widely-used biology textbooks in this country. What strange confluence of church and state influenced the changes that challenged the teaching of evolution in our classrooms? Where do we stand now? Upcoming topics on Science Mondays: Feb.…

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February 2018

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – FOSSILS: HARD WON FACTS AND EVIDENCE OF CHANGE

February 5, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY - FOSSILS: HARD WON FACTS AND EVIDENCE OF CHANGE Monday, Feb 5 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Jeff Rodgers Every summer, Jeff Rodgers leads two paleontological expeditions to the Badlands in South Dakota. The fossils collected on these trips shed light on remarkable changes that took place in North America between 38-24 million years ago, as the global climate cooled and mammals continued their post-dinosaurian evolution. Join Jeff for a look at how…

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W18-AMI-23 THE ESSENTIALS OF LIFELONG VITALITY

February 5, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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W18-AMI-23 THE ESSENTIALS OF LIFELONG VITALITY Mondays: 3-4:30 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 5; Note: Class will meet on Jan. 15 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Betty Rogers We will explore the issues surrounding lifelong physical, mental, and emotional well-being in the ever-expanding field of Holistic Health. For example, how can we increase our energy, flexibility, and strength; enhance focus and clarity; feel younger and pain-free; and become more creative and goal-directed? To answer these questions, we will investigate…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – FEELING NERVOUS

February 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY - FEELING NERVOUS Monday, Feb 12 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Joe Kerata We’ll take an in-depth look at the body system that enables us to experience the world around us. Every minute, sensations and information bombard us. How do we know what is important to our survival? Why do we experience pain? What exactly is a nerve impulse? Join us for the discussion. Upcoming topic on Science Monday: Feb. 19 “The…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

February 19, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 19 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Sanchia Adye Science Mondays return to Anna Maria Island. Join in as we explore the world around us—from outer space to our home planet. We’ll learn about our brains and our body systems, and we’ll take a look at how great minds came up with astonishing, yet simple ideas in science. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

February 28, 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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April 2018

EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

April 11, 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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November 2018

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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