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January 2018

A GUIDE TO EVOLUTION WITH JOE KERATA

January 2, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on February 1, 2018 at 10:00am

Downtown Library – Bradenton, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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MANATEE LIBRARIES, RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY & SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM PRESENT: A GUIDE TO EVOLUTION WITH JOE KERATA 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 4, 25 and Feb. 1 DOWNTOWN LIBRARY 1301 BARCARROTA BLVD. W., BRADENTON 34205 Free and open to the public Drug-resistant bacteria? Catastrophic asteroids? Social Darwinism? The Galapagos Islands? Genetic engineering? Mass extinctions? Apes and Humans? Discover the “nuts and bolts” of natural selection and develop a simple, plain-English working knowledge of this fascinating field while discussing its…

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W18-05 ADVANCED INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until February 26, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-05 ADVANCED INVESTMENT ANALYSIS Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26 Note: No Class Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Feb. 26 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…

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W18-36 FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until February 1, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-36 FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 1 Note: Meets Twice a Week for Four Weeks TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stan Zimmerman The palette of Florida’s history is drawn on its waters. The men and women who sailed them are the subjects of this course. It is composed of tales that turn on sleeping sentries and a maddened gardener; tales with the imprint of emperors and kings, generals and admirals, heroism, and cowardice. The…

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W18-75 STORIES AND MYTHS ABOUT SONGS YOU SANG ALONG WITH

January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 15, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-75 STORIES AND MYTHS ABOUT SONGS YOU SANG ALONG WITH Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Milberg This course covers the little-known stories behind some of the greatest rock and roll hits of all time. Topics include: “The First Rock & Roll Record,” “Hit Songs and Race Relations,” “Songs About U.S. Presidents,” “Pop Music Plagiarists,” “Tin Pan Alley Rocks,” and “Rock & Roll & The Environment.” Featured artists include: Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bob…

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W18-74 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS, AND IDIOTS, OH MY!

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-74 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS, AND IDIOTS, OH MY! Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 8 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Klosterman Investors face the challenges of protecting their financial resources against the forces of inflation, volatility, financial industry groupthink, and global disruptions and dislocations. This course will explore how to design a portfolio in order to protect its value and to maximize the impact it can have, both in good times and bad. The instructor’s book, The Four Horsemen…

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W18-73 RICHARD NIXON

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-73 RICHARD NIXON Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alfred Jones Two words capture Richard Nixon: controversial and consequential. From the time he entered Congress in 1946 until his death in 1994, Richard Nixon could not be ignored. Now the publication of a full, but accessible biography, Richard Nixon: The Life, by John A. Farrell, affords us the opportunity to review and reassess the life and career of one of the most important American political…

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W18-71 iPHONE FOR BEGINNERS

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-71 iPHONE FOR BEGINNERS Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 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 also introduce free applications (“apps”) that will open…

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W18-76 THE BEST TRAVEL WRITING 2017 HAD TO OFFER

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-76 THE BEST TRAVEL WRITING 2017 HAD TO OFFER Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Garry Grossman The best travel writers don’t merely describe popular, exotic foreign destinations. Rather, as detectives, historians, and anthropologists, they bring us unique insights into other cultures that may enlighten us as to the origins of our own culture, as well as bring us amazing views of cultures and customs different from our own. Transport yourself “beyond” in this stimulating…

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W18-72 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-72 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bill Andrews and Helga Harris To paraphrase Socrates, “Unexamined writing is not worth writing.” So, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, join us in our friendly, unthreatening atmosphere as we examine the finished pieces or works-in-progress of the class. You read what you have, then the others offer positive feedback. Any genre is welcome: fiction, non-fiction, personal memoir, or…

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W18-81 INTRODUCTION TO ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-81 INTRODUCTION TO ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marc Scher The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. Ironically, that interest may well be attributable to the unprecedented growth of information technology. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write in a legible hand, and it is perhaps because of this reliance on technology that many…

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W18-82 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-82 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, we will read and endeavor to 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 one-act play to be read is…

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W18-SCF-93 THE PEOPLE AND LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-93 THE PEOPLE AND LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 ACADEMY 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.…

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W18-SCF-92 FIVE CONTROVERSIAL PEOPLE WHO CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 8, 2018

East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-92 FIVE CONTROVERSIAL PEOPLE WHO CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 8 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Robert Toplin We will study the experiences, personalities, ideas, and actions of five individuals who made a significant impact on American life. We may admire or criticize viewpoints promoted by these controversial figures, but clearly each person “made a difference.” William Lloyd Garrison launched a radical abolitionist campaign against slavery. Henry Ford, a brilliant businessman,…

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W18-79 THE SECRET ILLNESSES OF WORLD LEADERS AND U.S. PRESIDENTS

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-79 THE SECRET ILLNESSES OF WORLD LEADERS AND U.S. PRESIDENTS 7 Sessions: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Thursdays: Jan. 11-Mar. 1; Note: No class Jan. 18 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz In this course, we will examine how the secret illnesses of world leaders and U.S. presidents affected history, politics, and wars (e.g., Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam). Our discussions will include Golda Meir, Winston Churchill, Mao Tse-tung, Hitler, and Stalin; and presidents Washington, Jefferson, Jackson,…

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W18-78 THE OTHER SIDE OF NASHVILLE

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-78 THE OTHER SIDE OF NASHVILLE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Music City has been the mecca for country music since the ‘40s. Its identity has become world famous and its music—the most programmed format on radio, but wait! In this class, we will explore the incredible, and mostly unknown, secret of Nashville, its wealth and the variety of non-country music that has had its roots there. The list of artists,…

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W18-80 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 15, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-80 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 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,…

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W18-77 iPAD FOR BEGINNERS

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 15, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-77 iPAD FOR BEGINNERS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum Beginners will feel comfortable exploring techniques designed primarily for new iPad users. Learn how to set up your iPad to support personal interests and explore the basics of Apple’s latest operating system. We will cover an introduction to the iPad screen, entering personal contacts, calendar entries, and messaging and email. Other topics will be introduced as time permits. Active involvement and hands-on…

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W18-90 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN, PART 2

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 15, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-90 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN, PART 2 Thursdays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Gladstone The course provides analyses of selected European and American films featuring artists as heroes and heroines as depicted in fictional, biographical dramatizations, and historical documentaries. The class will examine the struggle of artistic creation. Discussions will include questions such as: How historically accurate are dramatized biographies of famous artists such as Rembrandt, Bruegel, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo…

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W18-86 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-86 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 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 prosecution failure to provide exculpatory evidence to the…

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W18-SCF-94 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-94 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Aaron This course offers an in-depth exploration of the countries, non-state organizations, conflicts, and alliances in the modern Middle East. We will also discuss the influences and involvements of competing foreign powers. Students will gain an understanding of events as they unfold in the Middle East and reflect on the few options the United States has in…

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W18-83 MARKETS ROUND TABLE

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 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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W18-83 MARKETS ROUND TABLE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Houston Hill Join us for the Markets Round Table, led by a former Wall Street bond trader with lifelong experience in financial markets. Using an open-ended discussion format, the Round Table will cover current and projected outlooks for the major financial markets, with an emphasis on stocks. Other topics will include the market implications of political policies, interest rates and the Fed, and basics of…

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W18-SCF-107 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-107 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 1 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Bob Latessa With a new administration in office and the stock market trading near all-time highs, investors are increasingly challenged with finding opportunities to maximize a realistic and sustainable rate of return without taking excessive risk. Whether it’s generating income in a low-interest rate environment or seeking growth opportunities, we will explore the various risks that…

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W18-85 REALISM AND NATURALISM IN THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-85 REALISM AND NATURALISM IN THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Some of the great American writers since the mid-19th century were realists and naturalists who consciously formulated the short story as an art form, developing the genre with such energy and vision that it is sometimes called a uniquely American form. These writers abandoned traditional conventions and the sentimentality of romantic fiction and embraced a strident realism powered…

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W18-84 RCLLA BOOK CLUB

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-84 RCLLA BOOK CLUB Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anne Arsenault Want to have fun reading current fiction? In this study group, we will read a novel every two weeks, or four per term. The first book for the term is The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a round table format. Texts are available locally and…

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W18-89 SENECA SPEAKS!

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-89 SENECA SPEAKS! Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher and classically trained scholar who lived in the first century A.D., speaks to us with eternal truths across the centuries. In more than 100 personal letters, he teaches how to healthfully balance the powers of reason, emotion, and the boundaries between fate and free will. His plays, exploding with graphic restlessness and hyperrealism, dramatize the psychological…

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W18-88 EVERYDAY AND MODERN PHYSICS

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-88 EVERYDAY AND MODERN PHYSICS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Yamartino Many of us encounter and solve physics problems daily without ever thinking that science is involved. In this course, we will cover simple physics, as well as advances made over the past 150 years. Examples of simple physics include mechanical advantage, as experienced at the gym, or forms of energy, such as that of a car rolling down a hill, or a…

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W18-87 MEMOIR PLUS

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-87 MEMOIR PLUS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 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 are geared…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE” Thursday, Jan. 11 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This lecture will introduce the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Specific instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the anxiety that so many of us experience today. Lectures sponsored…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: THE DIGITAL FUTURE

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

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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: WATERWAYS & NATIONAL PARKS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST – INFORMATION SESSION

January 25, 2018 @ 2:30 AM - 3:30 PM

January 25 is an information session for the Pacific Northwest adventure. The actual trip will be August 23 - 30, 2018 (download flyer for complete itinerary) Save

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February 2018

Boomer Conference 2018

February 1, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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THURSDAY, FEB. 1 THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF RETIREMENT Our sense of purpose and social networks often center on our careers. As you prepare for retirement, what are you doing to develop new social networks? How will you bring purpose to your life? Retirement brings a bounty of emotions—some good and some not so good. Join us as our experts show you ways to thrive in retirement. (Download flyer for complete details)   A G E N D A…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: FLORIDA MARITIME HISTORY

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

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Academy Lecture: 1950s TV

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

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March 2018

WINTER LECTURE: FROM PINEAPPLE TO PLATINUM: CONFESSIONS OF A HIT SONGWRITER

March 1, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FROM PINEAPPLE TO PLATINUM: CONFESSIONS OF A HIT SONGWRITER 3-4:30 p.m. • Thursday, March 1, 2018 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Fee: $15 General admission Free to paid Academy members. Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Speaker: Jill Colucci, singer and award-winning songwriter If you watch TV, go to the movies, or listen to the radio, you already know Jill Colucci. After moving to Los Angeles from a small town in Ohio, Jill’s first gig was singing for a major…

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