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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College

(941) 309-5111|www.olliringlingcollege.org

August 2018

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: WATERWAYS & NATIONAL PARKS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

August 23 - August 30

An 8-day tour including Victoria, BC and Seattle There will be an information session about this trip on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (click on picture to see itinerary)  (download flyer for complete details) Download flyer Highlights •2 Nights in Downtown Seattle •Mt. Rainier National Park •Olympic National Park •Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center •Northwest Trek Wildlife Park •Chihuly Glass Museum & Bridge •Ferry to Victoria, British Columbia •Butchart Gardens & Victoria City Tour •Port Townsend •Seattle…

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September 2018

INFORMATION EXPO — SEPT. 24-27

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

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FA18-03 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

September 24 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-03 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENT ANALYSIS Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 24-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Do you feel as if you cannot select stocks successfully? Have you been unsuccessful in the past? Are you forced into mutual funds because you’re convinced “the experts” know more than you? This class will change all that. There is no black magic or hard-to-fathom secret to successful investing. Here you will learn how to evaluate companies and their securities. We will…

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FA18-02 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

September 24 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-02 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 24-Nov. 12 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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FA18-05 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE – Monday

September 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-05 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE - Monday Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 24-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner…

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FA18-13 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

September 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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FA18-13 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai When traveling to Italy, communication with local residents is an important key to success. In this course, you will learn how to speak common Italian phrases and how to communicate your basic needs. You will also learn essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class, you will…

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FA18-16 GREAT BOOKS

September 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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FA18-16 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 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, First Series, Vol. 2 and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class please read Charles Darwin,…

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FA18-17 CUBA: A COUNTRY WORTH SEEING AND KNOWING

September 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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FA18-17 CUBA: A COUNTRY WORTH SEEING AND KNOWING Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 4 Sessions: Sept. 25-Oct. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine and Jack Winberg Is visiting Cuba on your bucket list? Are you curious about its history? Do you want to learn how Cuban art reflects its struggles and diverse cultures? These instructors have made numerous trips to Cuba where they have photographed the people, places, and events (such as the 2015 Havana Biennial Art Exhibition) of this ever-changing country.…

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FA18-22 ART TALKS: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!

September 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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FA18-22 ART TALKS: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS! Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 25-Oct. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine This course is designed to help you understand and see that art is more than the product of artistic skill and talent. We will view works of art and learn how to “read” their stories; discuss the artist’s original ideas and philosophies; find out what inspired their creations; and learn how artists use principles of art…

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FA18-24 MORE THAN ELVIS: THE MUSIC OF MEMPHIS

September 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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FA18-24 MORE THAN ELVIS: THE MUSIC OF MEMPHIS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 Note: No class on Oct. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Memphis has never been the musical stepchild to Nashville. It has had an amazing history and influence on American music. Great studios, musicians, songwriters, and artists have found success along those banks of the Mississippi. Memphis has always been known as the place where rock ‘n’ roll began over 60 years ago!…

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FA18-28 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

September 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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FA18-28 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 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 at the first session for $6 each. This course is easy to follow and,…

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

September 25 @ 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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FA18-25 THE AMAZING VERSATILITY OF THE MUSIC OF J.S. BACH

September 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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FA18-25 THE AMAZING VERSATILITY OF THE MUSIC OF J.S. BACH Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen Among the ways Bach’s music is unique is how well it translates into other formats. We will explore several great works in their original format; then hear the same music converted to other instruments and combinations. The process should reveal much about the universality of this composer’s works. Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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FA18-SCF-66 WRITING ABOUT YOUR LIFE

September 25 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

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

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FA18-33 AN INTRODUCTION TO ANDROID PHONES

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

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

September 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 14, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-35 FORMATION OF THE MODERN WORLD – 18TH CENTURY Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett The fall term will cover 1800 to 1860 where we will observe social, technical, and political advances from Napoleon to Lincoln; horse and buggy to the railroad; mail to the telegraph; and sailboats to steamboats. We will see how the United States reached coast to coast acquiring the Louisiana Territory and Mexican lands. Beyond our borders, we…

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

September 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 14, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-36 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE - Wednesday Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner…

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FA18-37 SONGWRITING AND MUSIC PUBLISHING

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

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FA18-39 PHYSICS

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

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Einstein’s Circle on Anna Maria Island

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

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FA18-41 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION

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

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FA18-48 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I

September 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 15, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-48 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 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; plus the casual…

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FA18-51 KNOWLEDGE, FREEDOM, AND MORALS

September 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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FA18-51 KNOWLEDGE, FREEDOM, AND MORALS Thursdays: 9–10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27–Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Eric Steinberg Do we actually have knowledge of events and objects in everyday experience or are they merely things we believe? If our choices and actions are always caused, are we ever free agents? What makes one’s acts moral or immoral? These questions have interested philosophers for many centuries. Although the course will consider the responses of some major figures in the history of…

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FA18-47 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

September 27 @ 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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FA18-47 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Note: Extended Time 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 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/in-progress work to share with the class. Those who read on a given day have 20 minutes, ideally 10 minutes of reading time and then…

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FA18-55 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES

September 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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FA18-55 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner & Barbara Shocket We will watch and discuss selected contemporary and classic films, which portray the joys, torments, sorrows, complexities, ironies, and paradoxes of the mystery which is—accurately or inaccurately—called love. With a psychological analysis of the emotional connections in these movie characters, we will decide for ourselves whether what we see is really love! Silver Member: $95;…

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FA18-63 KING TUT

September 28 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-63 KING TUT Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Sept. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 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 tomb…

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October 2018

FA18-12 MENNONITES AND AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE

October 1 @ 1:00 PM - October 22 @ 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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FA18-12 MENNONITES AND AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE Mondays: 1-3 p.m. Note: Extended Time 4 Sessions: Oct. 1-Oct. 22 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM J. David Yoder Who are those people riding three-wheeled bikes in Sarasota? Why do they dress that way? What is a Mennonite? Are Mennonites and Amish the same? These questions and more will be addressed in this informative and engaging look at Mennonite and Amish history and traditions. Silver Member: $70; Gold Member: $63.

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FA18-11 LET’S READ GOOD BOOKS TOGETHER

October 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-11 LET’S READ GOOD BOOKS TOGETHER Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Oct. 1-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel Reading a good book with a group of interested and interesting book lovers is a stimulating and fun experience. We will read and discuss three books during the term. The first book, The Weight Of Ink by Rachel Kadish, is a novel about the discovery of a trove of papers from the 17th century by a British historian and her assistant…

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FA18-WPP-69 ARCHAIC GREECE

October 2 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 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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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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CAMPUS TOUR – RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

October 3 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on November 7, 2018 at 10:00am

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

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FA18-50 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

October 4 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-50 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Oct. 4-Nov. 15 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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FA18-52 HOW THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LED TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER

October 4 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-52 HOW THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LED TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Oct. 4-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens Albiez During the 14 years of Germany’s first attempt at parliamentary democracy, German society was roiled by revolution, defamation, anti-Semitism, political murders, hyperinflation, coup attempts, and mass unemployment, all of which led to Hitler’s rise to power. We will explore the rich detail of Germany’s short but intense historic period called the “Weimar…

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FA18-64 MARK TWAIN: THE AMERICAN

October 5 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-64 MARK TWAIN: THE AMERICAN Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Kitty Mark Twain was called “The Father of American Literature” and was considered the funniest man alive. Known for his satirical populist works, he earned money as one of the first modern touring stand-up comics. This prolific superstar was also a journalist, printer, pilot, miner, a citizen of the world, polyglot, crackpot, social critic, philosopher, and inventor. During this workshop, the instructor will…

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INFORMATION EXPO — OCT. 8-11

October 8 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until October 11, 2018

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

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FA18-01 INTEGRATING ART & DESIGN THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

October 8 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-01 INTEGRATING ART & DESIGN THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Technologies now being used by the industrial, medical, and academic industries are becoming mainstream tools for the art world. The demands of the global digital economy are creating opportunities for artists, designers, and technologists to work together in the creation of new products, services, environments, and information content. This course will be a glimpse into how technology is now becoming…

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FA18-08 GREAT THEATRE & GREAT AUTHORS: MILLER, ODETS, AND WILDE

October 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-08 GREAT THEATRE & GREAT AUTHORS: MILLER, ODETS, AND WILDE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM George Vafiadis This course will be devoted to a lively examination of three great plays by three important authors: Arthur Miller (All My Sons), Clifford Odets (Golden Boy), and Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest). By combining readings from each play with in-depth discussion and analysis, we will understand why these plays are so lasting and memorable.…

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FA18-07 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS

October 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-07 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Rosemarin We hear everything, but are we really listening? Are you finding yourself frustrated with the polarizing and deepening divide occurring with friends and family about so many things in the world? This course will teach you tips and techniques on how to listen for understanding, so that simmering silences and angry arguing can transform into greater mutual understanding.…

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FA18-06 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS

October 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-06 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 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. A common conclusion is that our universe is one weird place. Topics that are fascinating as well as thought-provoking will be covered from a historical perspective. It seemed Newton explained things very well for…

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FA18-09 EXPANDING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF YOUR IPAD

October 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-09 EXPANDING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF YOUR IPAD Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum To get the most from this class, you will need to have a prior understanding of basic iPad apps such as email, calendar, and contacts. In this course, you will expand your knowledge by exploring settings that support security as well as new and expanded app capabilities. We will review the iPad file app, scanner feature, the expanded message…

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FA18-21 LET’S TALK TED TALKS

October 9 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-21 LET’S TALK TED TALKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain TED Talks started in 1984 to promote discussion of current topics using 18-minute video essays. Now they have blossomed into a phenomenon that has everyone talking – and thinking! The original idea was that after watching a TED Talks, a person’s first inclination would be the desire to discuss the topic with friends. In this course, we will view…

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FA18-18 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

October 9 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-18 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ron Cohen 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 the…

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FA18-23 THE PLEASURES OF LYRIC POETRY

October 9 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-23 THE PLEASURES OF LYRIC POETRY Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal Come prepared to fall in love with poetry, with its sensuous shapes, rich resonant sounds, and often elusive meanings. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned reader, this journey through several centuries of short lyric poetry will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of an art form that is intimate, stimulating, and perennially challenging and will provide you with tools for…

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FA18-27 FROM THE HEADLINES – DEBATE THE ISSUES

October 9 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-27 FROM THE HEADLINES – DEBATE THE ISSUES Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill From Bitcoin to Bashar al-Assad to legislative proposals. Each week we’ll spend time discussing the headline issues relating to politics, economics, sociology, and more. The goal is to create an environment of learning and exploring. We like to think of it as “coffee with friends.” Bring your opinions, a friendly attitude, and join us for spirited conversations. With mid-term…

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FA18-29 LISTENING TO JAZZ

October 9 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-29 LISTENING TO JAZZ Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 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,…

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

October 10 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-32 SARASOTA BALLET SEASON 2018-2019: BEHIND THE SCENES Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird Dive into the Sarasota Ballet’s exciting season showcasing acclaimed choreographers. We’ll examine each ballet’s unique backstory including its history, music, original cast, behind-the-scenes drama, and more. Students will come away with a greater appreciation of the rich repertoire performed by the Sarasota Ballet. Lectures will be supported with video footage. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-30 TRENDING ECONOMIC DISRUPTORS

October 10 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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FA18-30 TRENDING ECONOMIC DISRUPTORS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers There are several trends in the business use of technology that could cause major economic disruptions (and hopefully improvements) in industries around the world. This course will be a survey of current and possible future technology-driven economic trends including: on-demand transportation, distributed energy, quantized education, e-commerce, automated health care, decentralized manufacturing, and digital currency. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-31 VIETNAM

October 10 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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FA18-31 VIETNAM Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Grindal For the majority of us, the Vietnam War was the seminal event of our generation. The war caused many to question America’s principles as well as its values, and its legacy remains with us to this day. This course will review the history of the war and the many interpretations of its significance and meaning. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-34 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

October 10 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-34 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL? Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really…

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

October 10 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-46 1920s WASHINGTON: POLITICS, POLITICIANS, AND POLICIES Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Arnold Well and Susan Well As the 100th anniversary of the end of “The Great War” approaches, we look back at the 1920s. Two of the decade’s presidents are considered to be among the worst in history. A third was popular and shocked the country by choosing not to run for re-election. We will consider the stories of these presidents as well…

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FA18-44 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC

October 10 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-44 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano This class explores the emergence and development of Roman civilization from the foundation of the city of Rome to the time of Julius Caesar (1st century BCE). Students will be introduced to the works of ancient Roman poets, historians, and thinkers together with art and archaeology to investigate Roman culture and society, as well as the origin and development of republican government, imperialism,…

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FA18-49 SIX GREAT POEMS

October 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-49 SIX GREAT POEMS Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jim Larson In this class, we will read and discuss six important poems and consider their relevance to our lives to shed new light on familiar works. The poems are “Ulysses” by Alfred Tennyson, “The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, “The Second Coming” by W.B. Yeats, “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet, “Death of the Hired Man” by Robert Frost, and “Mother…

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FA18-53 COMING OF AGE: 1960s TV NEWS

October 11 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-53 COMING OF AGE: 1960s TV NEWS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1960s was a decade of political and social upheaval, and TV news came of age. The course will highlight, with video clips, many of the major events, pop cultural trends, and movements of the decade along with lecture and discussion of the role and impact TV had on them. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-54 HOW DEMOCRACIES END

October 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-54 HOW DEMOCRACIES END Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague How and why does a seemingly successful democracy fail? How and why does a specific historical democracy form, and what is it trying to accomplish? This course is a timely look into the historical structure of democracies, their strengths and weaknesses, and what history tells us about the future of our own governmental system. We will explore what happens during…

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WESTMINSTER LECTURE: DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS

October 11 @ 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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FA18-61 CULTIVATING THE ARTIST WITHIN

October 12 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-61 CULTIVATING THE ARTIST WITHIN Friday: 1-4 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monique Seyler Based on a Surrealist parlor game known as the Exquisite Corpse, the instructor will guide participants through a hands-on group drawing exercise. Playful procedures and systematic stratagems provide keys to unlocking the door to the unconscious and to releasing the visual and verbal poetry of collective creativity. Find out why this century-old game continues to have relevance and is still practiced today. No…

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DISHING WITH THE DIRECTOR

October 16 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Got an idea for a unique program? We’d love to hear about it. Are you teeming with fundraising ideas? We need to hear those too. Want to get something off your chest in a respectful way? We’re all ears. Each term Janna Overstreet will sit down with students for an informal listening and discussion session that we are calling “Dishing With the Director.” You bring the talking points, and we’ll supply the refreshments. Join us for the first of its…

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Gallery Exhibits at Ringling College of Art and Design

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

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

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

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FA18-56 THE SYMPATHETIC EYE: THE ARTIST AS NARRATOR OF SOCIAL CHANGE

October 19 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-56 THE SYMPATHETIC EYE: THE ARTIST AS NARRATOR OF SOCIAL CHANGE Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss In this workshop, we will review and discuss therepresentations of rural and urban workers’ daily lives in European art from the 17th to the 20th centuries, as well as images depicting these workers’ historical struggle to improve their social conditions. In this context, we shall approach art, not as an aesthetic object, but rather as a…

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FA18-58 THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN INTELLIGENCE

October 19 @ 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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FA18-58 THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN INTELLIGENCE Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jay Rixse As in so many aspects of our lives, relationships are also crucial in the world of intelligence. They are fundamental both to the gathering of information and in the reporting of the analysis to inform the decisions of our policymakers. If the relationships in either area— the collection or reporting—are weak, or break down, we can have bad intelligence, an…

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FA18-04 MEDICAL MYSTERIES SOLVED

October 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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FA18-04 MEDICAL MYSTERIES SOLVED Monday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 22 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart Mushlin Using the Harvard Medical School case study method, this course will explore several interesting medical dilemmas. Using the cases as a springboard, we will discuss the differences in how patients think vs. how their doctors think. Participants will also learn how to select the right physician for their problems and how to navigate effectively through the healthcare maze. The course will be interactive…

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FA18-20 THE BOOK OF EBENEZER LE PAGE

October 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-20 THE BOOK OF EBENEZER LE PAGE Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 23-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Spanning the time period of both world wars, a must read is The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, by G. B. Edwards. It is a little-known book with wonderful insight into views on different cultures and the perception of aging. It takes place in Guernsey, one of the English Channel islands. The 80-year-old narrator is an inhabitant of the…

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

October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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FA18-38 AN INTELLIGENCE PERSPECTIVE ON TODAY’S NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.–12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 24–Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jay Rixse The Cold War ended over 25 years ago, yet it seems that the world is a more dangerous and unstable place today. As it has in the past, intelligence remains our first line of defense against strategic and/or tactical threats both to the international world order and to the U.S. In this course, we will consider some…

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

October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-40 PETS—HOW THEY MAKE AND CHANGE OUR LIVES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 24-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Margaret Shaw This interactive course helps participants understand the emotions surrounding the human-pet bond, including the joys of ownership and the inevitable loss of a pet. Discussions will include our relationships with pets, what it’s like to become a new pet owner, what to consider when choosing a veterinarian or when boarding a pet, and how to deal with pet…

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

October 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-45 THE PINC EXPERIENCE – PEOPLE. IDEAS. NATURE. CREATIVITY. Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 24-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anand Pallegar People. Ideas. Nature. Creativity. (PINC) is an annual event that came to Sarasota in 2014 from the Netherlands. It brings together award-winning speakers from every discipline imaginable to share their knowledge and ideas with an audience of open-minded individuals. The PINC experience has often been called “a bubble bath for your brain,” because each speaker has just 20…

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CUBAN ART LECTURE

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

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FA18-SCF-68 OPPORTUNITIES IN TODAY’S MARKET

October 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

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

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FA18-62 ROMANESQUE AND GOTHIC WORLDS

October 26 @ 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-62 ROMANESQUE AND GOTHIC WORLDS Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler “It was an age of intellectual darkness that extinguished the light of Rome. Yet amidst the errors there shone forth men of genius; no less keen were their eyes, although they were surrounded by darkness and dense gloom,” said Francesco Petrarch, an Italian scholar in the 1330s. On the heels of the collapse of the Byzantine Empire, Europe was plunged into a…

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FA18-10 TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE

October 29 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-10 TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 29-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herb Cohen This course is designed to help you take charge of your life by examining techniques for overcoming stress and coping with everyday problems as well as those that are more severe. We will explore stress busters and mindfulness techniques and discuss best practices for building and maintaining healthy relationships. You will learn practical suggestions for improving the quality and length of…

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FA18-15 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

October 30 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-15 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 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-a-lifetime photo opportunities or the chance to capture a priceless family or vacation memory. In this class, you’ll learn how to compose and take extraordinarily good photos and videos, edit them to perfection, store…

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FA18-SCF-65 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR RETIREMENT

October 30 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

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

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FA18-19 THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD x 2

October 30 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-19 THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD x 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Seven Wonders of the World is a list of remarkable constructions of classical antiquity cited by various authors in guidebooks or poems popular among ancient Hellenic tourists. Although the list, in its current form, did not stabilize until the Renaissance, the first such lists of Seven Wonders date from the 1st-2nd century BC. The…

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FA18-SCF-67 ASTAIRE AND KELLY

October 30 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

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

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FA18-26 FROM SPICE ROUTES TO SPACE AGE: LIVING IN THE MIDEAST

October 30 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-26 FROM SPICE ROUTES TO SPACE AGE: LIVING IN THE MIDEAST Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Middle East is generally considered the birthplace of civilization. In this course, we will examine the archaeological and historical evidence found in this region, looking in particular at the evolution of living patterns, to understand how humankind developed. We’ll look at patterns ranging from the nomadic and semi-nomadic, through city and urban society,…

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

October 31 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-42 JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU’RE RIGHT DOESN’T MEAN I’M WRONG Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 31-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herb Cohen and Anita Cohen We each think that we’re right. When we have strong views and someone disagrees, we often say they pushed our buttons, and then we respond emotionally rather than rationally. We see this today particularly in our political discussions, but it also happens with our children, our friends, our family, and our colleagues. We…

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November 2018

WESTMINSTER LECTURE: THE ART OF THE CELLO

November 1 @ 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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FA18-57 A PEEK AT THE LIGHTER SIDE OF ART HISTORY

November 2 @ 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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FA18-57 A PEEK AT THE LIGHTER SIDE OF ART HISTORY Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Nov. 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss What would happen if gossip columnists wrote about art history? How would they comment on Raphael’s obsessive love affair with Margherita Luti? How would they explain the otherworldly quality of Botticelli’s Venus? What would they make of the English Pre-Raphaelite painters’ constant search for “stunners”? In this workshop, we will look at anecdotes from the lives and…

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FA18-59 SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE

November 2 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-59 SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE Fridays: 9-11 a.m. 2 Sessions: Nov. 2 & Nov. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Larson For optimal aging, it is essential to live with intention, to take stock of our personal definition of success, and what it means to be significant. During this interactive workshop, we will revisit our core values and their alignment with our lifestyles. We will discuss the transition process that occurs during retirement, from focusing on success to focusing on significance. We…

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FA18-14 A CRITICAL LOOK AT CENTRAL BANKING

November 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-14 A CRITICAL LOOK AT CENTRAL BANKING Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 2 Sessions: Nov. 6 & Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tom Dietrich The central bank of the U.S. is the Federal Reserve System. In this class, the instructor will discuss: Who owns the capital stock of the Federal Reserve Banks? Is the Federal Reserve System a branch of the U.S. government? How do Federal Reserve Banks create money? Do the Federal Reserve Banks act in the best interest of the…

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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: THE ARTS IN CUBAN CULTURE: ARCHITECTURE, VISUAL ARTS, DANCE, AND MUSIC

November 7 - November 13

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: CUBA, November 7-13, 2018 THE ARTS IN CUBAN CULTURE: ARCHITECTURE, VISUAL ARTS, DANCE, AND MUSIC Judy Levine, Guest Faculty TOUR DATES November 7-13, 2018 (Limited to 12 participants) PROGRAM COST SINGLE: $3,000 PER PERSON; DOUBLE: $2,600 PER PERSON DOWNLOAD ACADEMY ADVENTURES CUBA FLYER For details and itinerary REQUEST A REGISTRATION PACKET VISIT www.cubartedu.com; Go to the Contact Us page Save Save Save Save Save

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FA18-43 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

November 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-43 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 2 Sessions: Nov. 7 & Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will be made…

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FALL LECTURE: PAINTING SARASOTA WITH THE COLORS OF THE CIRCUS WITH ROBERT COLLINS

November 8 @ 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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FALL LECTURE: PAINTING SARASOTA WITH THE COLORS OF THE CIRCUS WITH ROBERT COLLINS 2:30-4 p.m. • Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM SOCIAL HALL 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. For more than a century, the Ringling name has been associated with Sarasota. Throughout our neighborhoods, you’ll find dozens of locations (familiar and hidden) that have historic, cultural, or fabled ties…

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Reinvention Convention Year 2: Intergenerational Harmony

November 9 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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FA18-60 THE MAJESTY AND MANNERS OF SAVANNAH

November 9 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-60 THE MAJESTY AND MANNERS OF SAVANNAH Friday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Nov. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Karin Jones Savannah boasts the finest examples of 19th-century architecture in America. During the 20th and 21st centuries, Savannah became a living textbook for historic preservation as nearly every mansion and townhouse in the historic district was restored under the regulation of Historic Savannah Foundation, and many commercial buildings were adapted and reused by The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).…

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Boomer Conference 2018

November 16 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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The Boomer Conference brings together experts to address issues, challenges, and opportunities about this important next chapter in your life. Conference sessions include: “Networking for Fulfillment,” “The Caregiver’s Path: You CAN Care for Your Loved One without Losing Your Self,” “Pathways and Tools to Embrace a Meaningful Life,” and “Embracing Joy in Your Life.” Conference speakers include: Kathy Flora, Louise Gallagher, Debbie Grovum, Dr. David Klain, Susan Larson, Rick Miners, Andrea Nierenberg, and Janna Overstreet. KEYNOTE SPEAKER Jeri Sedlar, co-author…

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April 2019

OLLI Adventures: Cuba, April 22-27, 2019

April 22, 2019 - April 29, 2019

THE ARTS IN CUBAN CULTURE: 13TH HAVANA BIENNIAL 2019 TOUR DATES April 22-27, 2019 (Limited to 15 participants) PROGRAM COST - SINGLE: $4,500 PER PERSON; DOUBLE: $3,800 PER PERSON JUDY LEVINE, GUEST FACULTY Judy Levine teaches the “Insider View of the Arts of Sarasota” course at OLLI at Ringling College which includes field trips to local cultural sites. Judy was excited by the Cuban arts on her first trip, taking photographs and sharing them in her classes. Amazed at the…

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June 2019

OLLI Adventures – Sail the Queen Mary 2, June 7-14, 2019

June 7, 2019 - June 14, 2019
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OLLI ADVENTURES: NEW YORK TO SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Ringling College presents one of life’s greatest travel experiences—a transatlantic voyage aboard the Queen Mary 2, the finest ocean liner in the world! JUNE 7-14, 2019 6-DAYS, 7-NIGHTS Download QM2 Flyer

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