Westminster Point Pleasant

1533 4th Ave, Bradenton, FL 34205
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November 2016

“HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS ALZHEIMER”

November 15, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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Tuesday: Nov. 15, 1-2 p.m. Speaker: Bonnie Garvey Sometimes it is difficult to know how to respond appropriately to a person who has dementia. That person may be afraid, confused, or mentally lost in another time, and we may be uncomfortable talking to them. What do we say? How can we help them? In this lecture, we will discuss how to connect with and provide support to a person who has Alzheimer’s.

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March 2017

GALILEO’S TRIAL

March 7, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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Tuesday, March 7 • 1-2 p.m. Harry Dammers Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei made a number of significant discoveries that laid the groundwork for modern physics and astronomy. Unfortunately, his pioneering accomplishments were not always widely accepted. We will discuss the history of astronomy leading up to Galileo, what he discovered, how he got in trouble, and how his case was finally resolved.

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SP17-WT-71 THE EPIC OF MEDICINE

March 9, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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6 sessions: 1-2 p.m. Thursdays: March 9-April 13 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Al Tripodi This course traces the history of medicine as it relates to the history of mankind from pre-historic time to the 20th century. The emphasis will be on Western medicine, but influences from Eastern traditions will be included. A fervent attempt will be made to learn history so we will not be destined to repeat it. Parallels will be drawn throughout the course to “modern medicine” as…

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SP17-WT-28 HOW JAZZ WORKS

March 14, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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Tuesdays: March 14-April 18 6 sessions: 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Harry Miedema Jazz is composition without an eraser. Its mixture of African musical culture and Western European musical culture has made it a truly American music. In this course, with the help of numerous music selections, we’ll seek to define jazz and explore a range of topics such as improvisation, the art of transcription, the art of listening, learning by rote, performance practice in jazz, and more. No…

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April 2017

MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF U.S. PRESIDENTS

April 20, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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Thursday, April 20 • 1-2 p.m. Gene H. Ginsberg Medical trends among U.S. president will be the focus of this lecture. We’ll discuss the ailments that were common among presidents, how many died in the White House, and how many were assassinated. We will also examine specific presidents such as FDR, Wilson, and Lincoln and how their illnesses impacted U.S. history. Finally, we will look at the history of presidents’ physicians and how the 25th Amendment deals with presidential succession…

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THE CIA AND THE PRESIDENT’S DAILY BRIEF

April 25, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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Thursday, April 25 • 1-2 p.m. John Rixse Regular intelligence briefings for the President have been the practice since President Truman. In the lecture, we will look at the history of the President’s Daily Brief and what it was like overseeing its preparation and delivery.

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September 2017

FA17-68 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO GENEALOGY

September 26, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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NEW FA17-68 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO GENEALOGY Tuesdays: 1-2 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 26-Oct. 31 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES, BRADENTON Phyllis Lee Doucette This course is a “how to” for researching your family genealogy. We will look at different computer programs for recording family information. We will focus on the basics of researching and recording information about your ancestors. There are many free websites to help you piece together the mysteries of who you are and how your ancestors arrived…

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FA17-67 TED TALKS: SHARING GREAT IDEAS

September 28, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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NEW FA17-67 TED TALKS: SHARING GREAT IDEAS Thursdays: 1-2 p.m. 5 Sessions: Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 19; Oct. 26; and Nov. 2 NOTE: No class on Oct. 12 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES, BRADENTON Louise Gallagher, David Klain and Andrea Nierenberg TED Talks began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged. TED talks are short, powerful videos that range in topics from business to science. TED is a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most…

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October 2017

LECTURE: “HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS”

October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS” Thursday, Oct. 12: 1-2 p.m. 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 Boston tea party. They weave a fascinating story of the collision of birds, fashion, economics, politics, which nearly brought…

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November 2017

LECTURE: “LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONS”

November 14, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: “LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONS” Tuesday, Nov. 14: 1-2 p.m. Jack Merriam Curious about what’s happening locally in the area of climate change? In this lecture we will discuss climate change adaptation examples in Palmetto, on the Braden River (a tributary of the Manatee River), on a nearby island community, and some right at Westminster Towers & Shores. We will examine the effectiveness of two new developments that use “Low Impact Design” and “Living Seawall” ; plus examples of preserving…

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January 2018

ACADEMY LECTURE: MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE” Thursday, Jan. 11 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This lecture will introduce 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. Lectures sponsored…

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W18-WMT-108 WATCHING MOVIES AND PERSONALITIES

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

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ACADEMY LECTURE: THE DIGITAL FUTURE

January 18, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“THE DIGITAL FUTURE” Thursday, Jan. 18 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Alex Beavers We’ll take a quick look at digital technologies that are starting to creep into our headlines and our lives. The goal is to highlight what is reality and what is science fiction for technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics, autonomous cars, and home automation. Lectures sponsored by Westminster Towers & Shores are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is suggested for the…

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February 2018

ACADEMY LECTURE: FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY

February 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY” Thursday, Feb. 8 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Stan Zimmerman The palette of Florida’s history is drawn on its waters. The men and women who sailed them are the subjects of this lecture. It is composed of tales that turn on sleeping sentries and a maddened gardener; tales with the imprint of emperors and kings, generals and admirals, heroism, and cowardice. We’ll discuss canoe makers, U-boat captains, Teddy Roosevelt, and a near-crazy Cuban who thwarted…

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Academy Lecture: 1950s TV

February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“1950s TV” Thursday, Feb. 15 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Jeff Ryder This lecture will provide an overview of television programming during the 1950s. Television was in its infancy in 1950 with less than 20 percent of the country owning a set. But over the decade, that number would reach over 80 percent and its influence would be felt in all aspects of American life. The lecture will look at prime time, daytime, late night, and news programming.…

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March 2018

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

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

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LECTURE: “THIS WAS THEIR LIVES: WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, AND WILSON”

March 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: “THIS WAS THEIR LIVES: WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, AND WILSON” 1-2 p.m. • Thursday, March 15 Westminster Towers & Shores Monroe Brett Lectures sponsored by Westminster Towers & Shores are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is suggested for the general public. Please call, 941-309-5111; or go online to www.rclla.org If you love history and want to learn about history makers and why they remain relevant after all these years, join us for a lively discussion on three U.S. presidents,…

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LECTURE: “WHEN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIL US”

March 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: “WHEN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIL US” 1-2 p.m. • Thursday, March 22 Westminster Towers & Shores James Vartuli Lectures sponsored by Westminster Towers & Shores are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is suggested for the general public. Please call, 941-309-5111; or go online to www.rclla.org 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…

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April 2018

SP18-WMT-64 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION

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

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September 2018

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

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

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October 2018

WESTMINSTER LECTURE: DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS

October 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS Thursday, Oct. 11 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT 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 lecture 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. In this lecture, you…

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FA18-WPP-69 ARCHAIC GREECE

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

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November 2018

WESTMINSTER LECTURE: THE ART OF THE CELLO

November 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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THE ART OF THE CELLO Thursday, Nov. 1 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT Jack Winberg The cello is an instrument invented in the Baroque era and evolved from the viol family. It is used in modern-day orchestras and chamber music groups such as string quartets. Of all the string instruments, the tone from the cello is most like the human voice. Join me for an exploration of the cello, plus hear recorded performances and a few live examples. Lectures…

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January 2019

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

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

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February 2019

W19-WPP-106 THE VIOLIN

February 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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W19-WPP-106 THE VIOLIN Thursdays: 1-2 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 14 WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT DaVid Pineda-Huezo You may have assumed that the violin was invented by Italians, but in this course, you’ll learn that its origins lie at least as far back as ancient Egypt. We’ll trace its development into the modern violin born in the 16th century in the territories that are now Germany, Austria, and Northern Italy, and look at the changes it has undergone. Identifying the violin…

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LECTURE: WHAT IS FOOD?

February 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: WHAT IS FOOD? Thursday: 1-2 p.m. • Feb. 21 Westminster Point Pleasant Joe Kerata In this session, we will explore human biology in an entertaining and informative format. Discover the importance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. See how the organs and glands of the digestive system work together to digest and assimilate these foods. Lectures sponsored by Westminster Point Pleasant are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required for the general public. Seating is limited.…

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March 2019

LECTURE: DISCOVERY OF KING TUT’S TOMB

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

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WPP LECTURE – REPLICATING NATURE— A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE

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

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SP19-WPP-59 CLASSICAL GREECE

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

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SP19-WPP-60 ITALIAN CINEMA FROM NEOREALISM TO PRESENT

March 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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SP19-WPP-60 ITALIAN CINEMA FROM NEOREALISM TO PRESENT Thursdays: 1-2 pm 5 Sessions: Mar. 14-Apr. 11 WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT Patricia Regnier Italy’s contributions to cinema are legendary. This class examines the groundbreaking films of Neorealism and its legacy on world cinema and contemporary Italian cinema. Directors we will discuss include Visconti, De Sica, Rossellini, Fellini, Moretti, and Sorrentino. We will view scene extracts from Martin Scorsese’s award winning “My Voyage to Italy” of the major works of the above directors. Scorsese’s…

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