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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College

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February 2019

W19-87 THE DEBATE ABOUT VIOLENCE IN ENTERTAINMENT

February 22 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-87 THE DEBATE ABOUT VIOLENCE IN ENTERTAINMENT Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Feb. 22 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss Social scientists claim that violence in entertainment can have negative effects on the audience, especially the young. Their opponents claim that depictions of conflict and violence are indispensable ingredients of a great narrative. During this course, we will discuss examples of violent content in film, theater, and the visual arts. We will review the main theories generated by the social…

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W19-02 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING

February 25 @ 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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W19-02 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (Note: No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub Photographer or not, if you wish to experience life to the fullest, this is the class for you. A photography course unlike any other—the focus is more on seeing better, rather than the camera, as we bring to life Dorothea Lang’s axiom that “the camera is an instrument that teaches people how…

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W19-01 DISRUPTING THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY

February 25 @ 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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W19-01 DISRUPTING THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Spiraling costs, digital transformations of the economy, and changing demographics are forming a perfect storm that will lead to disruptions in the educational industry. While technology will play a major role in these disruptions, the structure of the educational process, and the business models will have to change for there to be any social and economic benefit. This course is a survey…

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W19-03 CONTEMPORARY CONTENTIOUS ISSUES

February 25 @ 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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W19-03 CONTEMPORARY CONTENTIOUS ISSUES Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Maurice Finkelstein This course offers an examination of current contentious political and social issues. Topics to be covered include: the 2016 presidential election; resurgent racial and ethnic conflicts; marriage equality, single and gay parenting; immigration (legal and illegal); Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); gun violence and the second amendment; Supreme Court cases on personal rights; Israel, Palestine, and American Jewry. This is a discussion…

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W19-04 ADVANCED INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

February 25 @ 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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W19-04 ADVANCED INVESTMENT ANALYSIS Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd This course takes you a step beyond dividend and intrinsic value analysis as presented in the “Introduction to Investment Analysis” course. The material in this course will teach you how to analyze the financial history and forecast the future performance of a company by utilizing a series of computer models and Excel programs. We will also discuss…

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W19-10 WORLD WAR II LEADERS: ALLIES AND AXIS POWERS

February 25 @ 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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W19-10 WORLD WAR II LEADERS: ALLIES AND AXIS POWERS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ernest ‘Doc’ Werlin Join us as we focus on the four most important leaders of World War II—Churchill, Roosevelt, Hitler, and Stalin. Additional lectures will be centered on the background of World War II and this complex period in history that almost destroyed the civilized world. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-08 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

February 25 @ 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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W19-08 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM (Note: This class is also offered on Wednesdays as W19-50 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…

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W19-09 JANE AUSTEN: PERSUASION AND MANSFIELD PARK

February 25 @ 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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W19-09 JANE AUSTEN: PERSUASION AND MANSFIELD PARK Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 Martha Hill Jane Austen’s works are deservedly both popular and esteemed. Her works resonate with modern readers in spite of the length of time that they have existed, two of them are now 200 years old. In this class, we will read and discuss “Mansfield Park” and her last book, “Persuasion.” Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-12 THE SYMPHONIC LIFE — INSIDE THE REPERTOIRE

February 25 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-12 THE SYMPHONIC LIFE — INSIDE THE REPERTOIRE Mondays: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Michael McClelland, George Nickson, Sean O’Neil, Betsy Traba, and Justin Vibbard A new installment in the Symphonic Life series, this course and will focus on orchestral repertoire from the Baroque period to the present day. Five professional musicians from the Sarasota Orchestra delve into music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, and Contemporary periods of music…

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W19-06 EVOLUTION OF JAZZ: PART I

February 25 @ 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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W19-06 EVOLUTION OF JAZZ: PART I Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martin Adams At the dawn of the 20th century, the musical cultures of two continents collided and fused on a third continent (North America), becoming “jazz.” We will explore the roots of America’s indigenous art form from its genesis to flowering into 1920s “Jazz Era,” and the 1930s “Swing Era.” We will use the recordings and…

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W19-07 AQUACULTURE: THE BLUE REVOLUTION

February 25 @ 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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W19-07 AQUACULTURE: THE BLUE REVOLUTION Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers There has been a major change in the seafood industry over the last 10 years. This Blue Revolution in aquaculture is following in the footsteps of the Green Revolution in agriculture of the last 60 years. Over 50 percent of global seafood harvests now come from fish farms. Over 90 percent of the seafood consumed…

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W19-11 IPAD PHOTO MANAGEMENT, PHOTO BOOKS, AND VIDEOS

February 25 @ 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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W19-11 IPAD PHOTO MANAGEMENT, PHOTO BOOKS, AND VIDEOS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum The iPad is a fabulous tool that may be used to manage photos and videos, preserving precious memories. In this course, you will learn basic iPad photo editing techniques, how to manage photos and create hardcover books from them. You will also learn how to integrate photos and videos for professional looking presentations. Active involvement and hands-on practice…

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W19-16 SENECA FALLS TO #METOO: WOMEN-STUCK OR UNSTUCK

February 25 @ 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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W19-16 SENECA FALLS TO #METOO: WOMEN-STUCK OR UNSTUCK? Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 11-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sherry Penney We will explore Seneca Falls (1848), the first Women’s Rights Convention, and other significant efforts to promote equality for women. We will examine the split in the women’s movement during the late 19th century, the struggle to achieve voting rights, and the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment). While substantial legislative advancements were made in the ’60s and ’70s, what actually…

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W19-18 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

February 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:45 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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W19-18 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES Mondays: 1-2:45 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tom Dietrich Where do you stand on the important social, political, and economic issues of the day? Your opinions on the issues are the focus of this course. We will discuss different issues at each class. A professional video debate by opposing experts will be viewed in short segments followed by discussion. The facilitator does not take sides on the issues.…

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W19-13 GERMANY UNSURE OF ITSELF, 1814-1914

February 25 @ 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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W19-13 GERMANY UNSURE OF ITSELF, 1814-1914 Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens Albiez This course explores Germany’s development from a collection of multiple small states in 1814 into continental Europe’s powerhouse by 1914. We will review the stages of revolutionary struggles of the German people longing for unification, which was finally achieved by von Bismarck in 1871. We will examine the reasons for Germany’s uneasy fit into Europe…

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W19-17 A HISTORY OF SMUGGLING IN FLORIDA

February 25 @ 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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W19-17 A HISTORY OF SMUGGLING IN FLORIDA Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stan Zimmerman Florida’s rich and colorful history is due in part to its role as a major conduit for contraband. Booze, guns, and drugs are just part of the story which stretches from conquistadors to cocaine cowboys. If it is illegal to possess, it’s been smuggled through Florida including human beings, endangered species, cigars, animal hides, invasive plants, and much more. The…

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W19-15 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: SHORT FICTION MASTERPIECES

February 25 @ 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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W19-15 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: SHORT FICTION MASTERPIECES Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner In this class, we will read and discuss short fiction masterpieces by the greatest writers of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries: Turgenev, Dostoyevski, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gorki, Babel, and Solzhenitsyn. This course is a sequel to one given in 2015, 2016, and 2018, with all new selections. We will explore one or…

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W19-14 THE MIND BODY CONNECTION

February 25 @ 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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W19-14 THE MIND BODY CONNECTION Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 11-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herbert Cohen Many things in life can negatively impact us. Our bodies respond to how we think, feel, and act in reaction to these stressors. This impact is often referred to as the mind-body connection. This course will explore how influences such as family, peer and group interactions, and loss can lead to emotional and physical problems, such as anxiety, cardiovascular disease, and fatigue.…

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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS

February 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216 United States
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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 21-Mar. 4 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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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-21 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress, and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as…

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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-24 PERSPECTIVES ON THE END OF LIFE Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora It’s a rare person who does not have concerns, fears, or questions about the end of life. This course will discuss ancient and modern views of death, as well as topics ranging from advance planning to palliative care, funerals to finances, and body snatching to bioethics. Class interaction will be encouraged. There is no required text for this course.…

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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond The year is 1348, and 10 Florentines (seven women and three men) have fled from the city to escape the plague. They pass the time telling stories, and the result is what one critic has called “an inexhaustibly rich, late medieval feast of narrative cunning, bawdy humor, and sly wit…a celebration of the sheer pleasure of being alive.” We will…

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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is from “The Great Books Reading & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read,…

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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-19 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer…

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W19-28 YOUR DESTINY IS IN YOUR CLOSET

February 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-28 YOUR DESTINY IS IN YOUR CLOSET Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 12-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gail Condrick In this class, you will learn to create a wardrobe that is in alignment with who you are in your now body and life. The goal is to honor who you are and to assist you to feel empowered and confident. Perfect for those in transition and fun! You will learn the psychology of dressing and the messages your…

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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT

February 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-30 SUPERCHARGING YOUR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Looking for a more interesting and exciting retirement? We’ve lined up the experts to talk about brain health, money, networking, social life, sexuality, and more. Discover enjoyable local pursuits and get “serious” about playing in retirement! Participate in lively and valuable discussions designed to help you explore your recreational options. Create the retirement you envisioned for yourself! Silver Member:…

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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 a.m-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

February 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W19-27 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: OLLI Instructors In this course, we will revisit the lives of history makers from all walks of life. Our journey will lead to discoveries that include their unknown accomplishments and secret failings. We can expect to meet politicos, geniuses, athletes, the Hollywood elite as well as those with connections to the arts, science, literature, and more. Join us for a peek into…

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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

February 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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W19-31 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno How were the 11 countries of Southeast Asia (Myanmar to Timor Leste) formed? What is their ethnic and religious composition? How do those formations impact the chance for democracy to succeed in each? Do you wonder what the impact of colonialism was on these countries? What is the historic influence of China and India on their societies? This course…

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

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-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-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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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

February 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Major discoveries in astronomy and physics over the last several decades have caused scientists to rethink how the cosmos really works. It seemed Newton explained things very well for the human scale. Then Einstein redefined space, time, and gravity for the scale of the universe. Then along came quantum mechanics that redefined matter at the…

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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

February 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-29 IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman Starting with the basics, you’ll learn to set up your iPhone and then move on to add dozens of skills to make your iPhone experience truly amazing. We’ll cover everything from making and receiving phone calls, sending and receiving emails, taking pictures, searching the Internet, keeping a calendar and contact list, and instant messaging. We’ll introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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SP19-SCF-56 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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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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W19-33 MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

February 26 @ 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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W19-33 MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Feb. 5-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Cassway Join us as we delve into the works of today’s leading architects: Frank Gehry, Moshe Safdie, Norman Foster, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, and many more. Learn how finance, advanced technology, climate change, and computers have influenced the approach used to design buildings today. We will examine modern architecture’s 15 most celebrated buildings, including skyscrapers, museums, libraries, and housing. This course…

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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rick Steinmann As many as 10,000 “factually innocent” individuals may be wrongfully convicted of serious offenses and incarcerated in the U.S. every year. In this course, we will explore this disturbing issue and address its various causes. They include mistaken identifications, coerced confessions, flawed forensics, false jailhouse snitch testimony, poor legal representation, police misconduct, and the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to…

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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-35 CORRECTIONS, PANICS, AND COLLAPSES: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT FINANCIAL MARKETS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Learn how to recognize financial market corrections, panics, and collapses. How can people protect themselves during negative market conditions? How have others profited? We will examine recent collapses including Brazil and Argentina contrasted with historical collapses, such as the Great Depression. Arm yourself with lessons of the past and be ready to take…

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W19-SCF-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD

February 26 @ 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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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention…

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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-34 THE MUSIC OF WAGNER’S RING CYCLE, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen In Wagner’s epic “Ring Cycle,” he uses recurring themes to denote people, places, emotions, etc. In this course, we will learn these themes and see how they are used by viewing excerpts from the first two operas for the four-opera cycle. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL!

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-36 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DIDN’T DESTROY THEM ALL! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon When rock ‘n’ roll arrived in 1953-1954, it changed American Pop music forever. Big Bands, singers, songwriters, and music publishers were in a real quandary—“What do we do now with this teenage phenomenon? Our careers are finished!” Oh, but wait! In this class, you will discover that many “old school” performers and songwriters continued their popularity during this great…

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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-37 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM I; WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM II Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Wisdom of the Enneagram goes way beyond just understanding our personality types. Once we understand the concepts of personality typing, this information helps us make a clearer connection between our personality types and our “essence” and aspects of our non-dual self. Through exercises, activities, and discussions, the course will help us see through the veils…

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

February 27 @ 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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W19-48 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

February 27 @ 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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W19-42 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

February 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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

February 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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

February 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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

February 27 @ 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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CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

February 27 @ 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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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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W19-56 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY

February 27 @ 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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W19-56 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

February 27 @ 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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W19-51 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

February 27 @ 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

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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

February 27 @ 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

February 27 @ 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!

February 27 @ 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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W19-60 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

February 27 @ 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

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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?

February 27 @ 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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W19-58 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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W19-59 SHINING HORNS: THE LEGACY OF THE GREAT JAZZ BRASS AND REED PLAYERS

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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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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W19-64 UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACTS OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION

February 27 @ 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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W19-64 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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W19-71 LISZT AND CHOPIN AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVED THEM

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
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W19-71 LISZT AND CHOPIN AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVED THEM Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 2 Sessions: Feb. 28-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sandra Moulin Have you ever wondered about the women behind the Romantic composers whose music you have enjoyed all these years? Watch and listen as the favorite melodies of Liszt and Chopin come to life through the eyes of their lovers. Enjoy live musical excerpts, anecdotes, and fascinating stories about these two very different men, geniuses of the 19th…

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W19-72 HAPPINESS: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO INCREASE YOURS

February 28 @ 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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W19-72 HAPPINESS: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO INCREASE YOURS Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 31-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Rosemarin What is happiness? Are you experiencing inner happiness with an overall sense of well-being and a lasting sense of self-satisfaction? Do you focus on what is lost or do you purposely leverage your strengths for greater connection and purpose? Research shows us that we can actually have a positive impact on our happiness and do it in…

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W19-68 TRANSATLANTIC: THE GREAT OCEAN LINERS FROM TITANIC TO QUEEN MARY 2

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W19-68 TRANSATLANTIC: THE GREAT OCEAN LINERS FROM TITANIC TO QUEEN MARY 2 Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones Once upon a time, getting there was just as exciting as being there—whether you were headed east or west across the Atlantic Ocean. Every ship had its own personality, and each sailing was an event— although sometimes, alas, a tragedy. In this course, we will study and discuss seven ocean liners that made history during…

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W19-66 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN

February 28 @ 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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W19-70 LISTENING TO JAZZ

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-70 LISTENING TO JAZZ Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 31-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harry Miedema Jazz is composition without an eraser. Jazz players create on the spot. Can we learn to hear how they construct their solos? Through examples and demonstrations, we will learn to appreciate this art form more deeply and understand how solos are constructed. No musical experience is required. Questions and discussion will be encouraged as we put the secrets of jazz performance in the…

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W19-69 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-69 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 24-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Merriam What are climate change predictors—those that affect our natural and man-made environment? In this course, we will discuss how climate change and bay-level rise are impacting our area and what we can expect in the future. Each week, we will examine a different topic including storm surge implications, pollution sources, biological indicators (seagrass, red tide, fish, mangroves, and other…

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W19-67 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

February 28 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-67 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM William Andrews and Helga Harris For over 20 years, the Writers’ Workshop has been home to hundreds of aspiring authors, from novices to a few published individuals. The format is simple: students bring 18 copies of their finished or in-progress work to share with the class. Those who read on a given day have 20 minutes— ideally, 10 minutes of reading…

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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Laura Smith After a discussion of the history of comedy with the help of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, this course focuses on two great Shakespearean comedies: Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For each play, we will do play readings of selected scenes, examining each as the blueprint for a production. We will look…

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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1950s introduced the American public to network television. Often referred to as “The Golden Age,” TV would have a growing influence on many aspects of American life. The course will provide an overview of the three major networks programming including entertainment, sports, and news. From Lucille Ball to Edward R. Murrow to Beaver Cleaver, there will be video clips…

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W19-73 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART I

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-73 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART I Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 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…

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W19-SCF-102 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST

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-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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W19-77 WORLD LEADERS’ SECRET ILLNESSES EFFECT ON HISTORY, POLITICS AND WARS

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-77 WORLD LEADERS’ SECRET ILLNESSES EFFECT ON HISTORY, POLITICS AND WARS Thursdays: 11 a.m.–12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz This course will examine world leaders and what influences their secret illnesses had on history, politics, and wars. Course discussions will include Joe McCarthy, Indira Gandhi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. Other discussions to include U.S. Senate Hearings and Meetings; Civil Rights;…

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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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W19-74 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-74 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 sessions Jan. 24-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman It’s said that the best camera in the world is the one you have with you. With your iPhone in your pocket or purse, you’ll never miss those once-in-alifetime photo opportunities or the chance to capture a family or vacation memory. In this class, you’ll learn how to compose and take extraordinarily good pictures and videos, edit them to perfection and store them…

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W19-75 MEMOIR WRITING PLUS

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-75 MEMOIR WRITING PLUS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 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 understand our own lives better. 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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W19-86 THE MOVIE CLUB

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-86 THE MOVIE CLUB Thursdays: 1-3:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 31-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mike Beltzman Good films can give us much more than an entertaining interlude, and if you would like to delve a little deeper, this class will offer you a toolbox to help you become a more engaged moviegoer. Any aspect of filmmaking that adds to the quality of the production will be part of our explorations, with special emphasis on story,…

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W19-84 MORAL AND ETHICAL TENSIONS IN MEDICAL CARE

February 28 @ 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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W19-84 MORAL AND ETHICAL TENSIONS IN MEDICAL CARE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 7-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Maurice Pickard Moral and ethical principles often come into conflict in today’s medical practice. Tensions arise among patients, their advocates, care providers, and institutions such as medical facilities, insurance companies, and the law, because of perceived injustices or issues of harm or autonomy. A resolution that respects the values of an informed patient is the hoped-for outcome. In this course, many…

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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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W19-82 RETELLING FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS FOR GROWN-UP GIRLS

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-82 RETELLING FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS FOR GROWN-UP GIRLS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Martin Has your Prince Charming turned into a frog? Are you wondering what happened to the “happily ever after” part? Are fairy tales just for children, or can adults learn too? Each week we will read a different fairy tale and, through our writing, explore its relevance to our own lives. As we do, we will consider the seasons of…

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W19-83 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

February 28 @ 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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W19-83 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, students will read and understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection “Plays in One Act” edited by Daniel Halpern. The first play to be read is “Naomi in the Living…

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W19-85 THE ODYSSEY—A JOURNEY INTO AND BEYOND SELF

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-85 THE ODYSSEY—A JOURNEY INTO AND BEYOND SELF Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barbara Shocket and David Eisner Composed over 2,500 years ago, but still vibrantly relevant, “The Odyssey” by Homer tells a deeply personal story of challenge, love, battle, and survival under the most exacting of circumstances. Take this profound journey with Odysseus and experience his relationship with the gods, the fates that stalk him, and the many powerful adversaries and alien creatures…

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W19-81 EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM—AND BEYOND

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-81 EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM—AND BEYOND Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Feb. 14-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM James Livingston Our exploration of the Space Age will begin with the early rocket pioneers, Robert Goddard and Wernher von Braun and his World War II V-2 rockets. Next, we will look at the Space Race to the moon, from Sputnik to the Apollo project. NASA and other agencies have sent numerous ships into space, exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets in…

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March 2019

OLLI ADVENTURES: JAMES MUSEUM OF WESTERN & WILDLIFE ART, ST. PETERSBURG

March 1 @ 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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WHAT: James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art Tour WHEN: Friday, March 1, depart Temple Beth Sholom parking lot 9:15 a.m; return: 3 p.m. (approx.) FEE: $55 (Lunch not included) INCLUDES: Transportation and museum admission. The fee does not include lunch. Lunch is on your own in downtown St. Petersburg. You may also have lunch at the Canyon Cafe, which is inside the museum. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art opened in…

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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS

March 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216 United States
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W19-AMI-108 SCIENCE MONDAYS Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 21-Mar. 4 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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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE!

March 5 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-32 NO, MR. WEST, SLAVERY WAS NEVER A CHOICE! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 (No Class: Feb. 26) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David G. Wilkins The recent comment by the rapper, Kanye West, characterizing slavery as a choice, highlights the misinformation and deliberate falsehoods that impede our understanding of American slavery. Inadequate, and in too many cases, non-existent instruction in American classrooms can be faulted for some of these shortcomings. Revisionist historians and Confederate apologists who have…

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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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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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SPRING LECTURE – INNER VOICES: SEX, INTIMACY, AND AGING WITH HEDDA MATZA- HAUGHTON

March 7 @ 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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SPRING LECTURE - INNER VOICES: SEX, INTIMACY, AND AGING WITH HEDDA MATZA- HAUGHTON  Thursday, Mar. 7 • 2:30-4 pm TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Free: Gold Member. Pre-registration suggested. Fee: $15 Silver Member and General Admission To register, call 941-309-5111 or visit www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org No refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Through the eyes and souls of four different characters, Hedda Matza-Haughton, illuminates the unspoken truths about sex, intimacy, and aging, digging deeply into each character’s emotions and bringing laughter and joy while profoundly touching…

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SP19-01 IT’S NOT ABOUT THE F-STOP

March 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-01 IT’S NOT ABOUT THE F-STOP Mondays: 9-10:20 am 6 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub The adage 90% of what you learn you forget. 90% of what you experience you remember totally applies to street photography. This course, based on the book “It’s Not About the F-Stop” by noted photographer Jay Maisel, is designed to be mostly experiential and practical. We will tap the wisdom in the book, practice some street photography exercises, participate in optional…

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SP19-05 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

March 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-05 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Mondays: 9-10:20 am 8 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Once you have decided what you want to invest in, do you know how to use your selections to create and actively manage a portfolio? This course, a continuation of the instructor’s series of investment analysis courses, will emphasize how to combine and manage a portfolio of investment instruments to maximize expected returns while controlling risk. The entire active management process—from information to forecasts…

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SP19-03 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

March 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-03 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Mondays: 9-10:20 am 8 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you’ll learn and practice mind-quieting and mind-observation techniques, identifying causes of stress, and learning how to relieve it. We will discuss different styles of meditation, but the emphasis will be on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas on mind observation and presence, as…

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SP19-04 NO MORE “TEFLON LISTENING”

March 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-04 NO MORE “TEFLON LISTENING” Mondays: 9-10:20 am 6 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 22; (Note: No Class Apr. 1) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Rosemarin A good listener is one who can get out of his or her own story and be fully present to another’s story. “Teflon Listening” is skimming the surface so you can quickly get back to your agenda. Teflon Listening is also when you rush to judgment. Imagine learning how to slow down, powerfully pause, and how to…

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SP19-02 IPHONE FOR EXPERIENCED USERS

March 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-02 IPHONE FOR EXPERIENCED USERS Mondays: 9-10:20 am 6 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman You know the basics…making phone calls, sending emails, text messaging, and creating contacts. Now take your experience to the next level. Learn how to use Safari to surf the web, how to use Google Maps, how to select and use various apps to meet your needs, and how to improve your photography and photo collection. We’ll also set up your “Find My…

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INFORMATION EXPO MARCH 11-14

March 11 @ 10:20 AM - 3:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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INFORMATION EXPO Stop by the tables during the Information Expo • Mar. 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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