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September 2018

INFORMATION EXPO — SEPT. 24-27

September 24 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until September 27, 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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FA18-48 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I

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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FA18-48 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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October 2018

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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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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FA18-49 SIX GREAT POEMS

October 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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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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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
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-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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FA18-15 IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

October 30 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday and 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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FA18-15 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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FA18-19 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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FA18-26 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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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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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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