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February 2018

W18-04 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-04 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class on Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John G. Parks As serious literature, good stories offer what Matthew Arnold called a “criticism of life.” As such, stories invite readers to a reflection upon our condition in the world. This reflection often entails grappling with spiritual and moral issues such as innocence and guilt, loyalty and betrayal, choice and fate, meaning and emptiness,…

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W18-27 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS

February 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-27 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through historical class discussions and field trips. Our trips include the Ringling Museum (learn about the Museum and John Ringling’s vision for Sarasota), Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony Towles Court. We…

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W18-28 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 3

February 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-28 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 3 Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Simona Bai This course will build on the communication skills taught in Beginners’ Italian I and II. Anyone with a basic knowledge of Italian is welcome. Students enrolled in level three will expand their vocabulary, work on basic grammar, and practice speaking the language confidently, and comfortably. NOTE: The text for the course is Italian Now! Level 1 L’italiano d’oggi! / 2nd Edition by…

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W18-26 GREAT BOOKS

February 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-26 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 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: We will read selections from the Great Conversations text, 6 available online at Amazon or the Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting. For the first class, please read the selection: Friedrich…

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W18-30 THE ACCELERATING WORLD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

February 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 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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W18-30 THE ACCELERATING WORLD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Arthur Kesten The iPhone is 10 years old, Google is 17 years old, and both have caused our world to change profoundly. Innovations in molecular biology are reshaping the field of medicine. Advances in energy production and distribution are impacting consumption patterns and engendering political upheaval. Changes in global water usage may lead to local environmental catastrophe. And robots will transform…

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W18-37 HENRY DAVID THOREAU, PROPHET OR “POND SCUM”

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-37 HENRY DAVID THOREAU, PROPHET OR “POND SCUM” Tuesdays: 11a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Henry David Thoreau remains a controversial figure. Revered by many, he continues to be vilified by others. In this course, we will re-examine Thoreau, his philosophies, and his masterpiece Walden in light of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. We will see that Walden, far from being an escape from society,…

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W18-SCF-51 THE AGE OF NAPOLEON

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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-51 THE AGE OF NAPOLEON Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Daniel Stephens Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most controversial figures of the 19th century. More has been written about him than any other historical figure. In this eight-week course, we will explore Napoleon’s humble beginnings, his rise during the French Revolution, and his reign as Emperor of the French. We will look at his military strategies, victories,…

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W18-35 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 1

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-35 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART 1 Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 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…

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W18-32 MAGNIFICENT CHAMBER MUSIC

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-32 MAGNIFICENT CHAMBER MUSIC Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Winberg Join us for adventures with superb chamber music of the Classical and Romantic music eras from renown composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Dvorak. We will discuss the impact of the composers’ lives on their music, their instruments, and the translation of notes to music. We will also sample recordings, movies, and possibly live performances. Come and enjoy examples of…

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W18-SCF-50 PARASITES AND PREDATORS

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 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-50 PARASITES AND PREDATORS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Joe Kerata We live in an ocean of microbes, some of which are very nasty. We constantly inhale them, swallow them, and unwittingly invite them into our bodies. We have evolved simple and complex strategies over the millennia for protecting ourselves. This course is a fascinating survey of the human body’s defensive and regulatory systems and its never-ending battle…

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W18-SCF-53 THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 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-53 THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin This course is an overview of the much-loved American musical as served up to the movie, TV, and the theater-loving public over the last 100 years. The class will showcase the main composers, showmen, and performers from the turn of the 20th century into the 21st century and will trace the evolution of…

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W18-44 DRUGS: THE COSTS AND EFFECTS ON YOU AND SOCIETY

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-44 DRUGS: THE COSTS AND EFFECTS ON YOU AND SOCIETY Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 6-27; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herbert Kaufman In this course, we will discuss marijuana, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, cocaine, opioids, and other drugs that impact our health and harm society. We limit their use through vastly different approaches, including prohibition and the war on drugs, which have been costly, questionably effective, and have fostered crime and criminal cartels. Finally, we’ll exchange views…

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W18-47 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART 1

February 27 @ 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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W18-47 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART 1 Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov Learn to read and write Hebrew without stress or homework. 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…

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W18-46 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY?

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-46 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY? Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner T.S. Elliot once said, “modern poetry is supposed to be difficult.” He certainly tried. Nevertheless, several of his works became touchstones of 20th century poetry and are read by almost everyone. We will take a look at a couple of hard ones just to see what they are made of. But mainly we will read works by some of the 20th…

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W18-45 INSIDERS’ TIPS ON TRAVEL TO PARIS

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-45 INSIDERS’ TIPS ON TRAVEL TO PARIS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Desmond Discover the less-traveled parts of Paris as well as the main attractions. A seasoned traveler to this City of Lights will share where to stay, where to dine and drink, what to do that is unique, and where to find the hidden secrets of Paris. Practical matters such as packing, using your electronic devices, and staying safe and healthy are…

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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT

February 27 @ 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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TUESDAY INFORMATION SESSIONS: RCLLA MEMBER EVENT Join us for the debut of Tuesday Information Sessions. The sessions are free and open to paid members of the Academy. To register, go to www.rclla.org or call 941-309-5111. WHAT: Tuesday Information Session WHEN: Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 27 TIME: 2:30-4 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FREE to paid members of the Academy. (RCLLA membership is $85 per person.) FEB. 27: “How to Be Your Family Members’ Best…

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March 2018

SP18-63 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD

March 5 @ 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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SP18-63 GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD Mondays & Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-27; NOTE: Meets twice a week for four weeks. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Michael Melnick You probably know that gemstones run the gamut from A (agate) to Z (zoisite). Each gem has its own magnificent story. In this eight-session course, you will learn about the science that is unique to gemstones. We will discuss the properties of gem materials and why their crystal systems become critical in the…

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SP18-13 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING

March 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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SP18-13 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub The famous photographer Dorothea Lang once said, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” It has also been stated that while we live longer, travel more, and look more, we actually see less. In this fun, interactive course, we will learn how to live life seeing more, experiencing mystery, happiness, and joy…

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SP18-15 A CRAZY WORLD: HOW MAPS CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND IT

March 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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SP18-15 A CRAZY WORLD: HOW MAPS CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND IT Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Richard Gelpke Maps are all around us, from the glove compartment to the GPS on our dashboard; in the newspapers or on our smartphone or Tablet, on the cable network or the TV. But do we really know the history of maps? Do we know how they have been (mis)used in the past? This series sets out to…

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SP18-16 UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA

March 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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SP18-16 UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bonnie Garvey Spadafora The reality or even the prospect of dementia can be frightening and seem overwhelming. What is dementia? Is it all about Alzheimer’s or are there other types? Why does it occur? Will I get it? Can I avoid it? We will discuss these questions and related topics including coping with the emotional impact of dementia, communicating with a confused person, and dealing with…

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SP18-21 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II

March 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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SP18-21 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART II Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 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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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS

March 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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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 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: We will read selections from the The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, First Series, Vol. 1, which is available online at Amazon or the Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting.…

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SP18-17 SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS

March 6 @ 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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SP18-17 SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno What is President Duterte of the Philippines doing and why? Why are some Burmese Buddhists persecuting their Muslim neighbors? Why is China so aggressive in seeking control of the South China Sea? This course will attempt to answer these questions and many others while explaining the politics that govern the 11 countries of Southeast Asia extending from Myanmar to Timor Leste. The…

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SP18-22 REBALANCE IN RETIREMENT

March 6 @ 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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SP18-22 REBALANCE IN RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain Retirement is a major life transition. We often anticipate the good experiences we associate with retirement. Yet, for many of us, we feel lost and adrift at this time in our lives. The anchors and sense of competence that we left behind in the workplace are no longer relevant. Please join us to rediscover the inner resources you possess…

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SP18-20 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD

March 6 @ 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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SP18-20 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLICAL WORLD Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-22 Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Three Weeks TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Although it is one of the smallest areas of the world, the geographical region of Syria/Palestine has some of the greatest variations in climate and topography found anywhere on earth. This region is a land bridge 350 miles long and only 60 miles wide. It is situated between Africa…

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SP18-14 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

March 6 @ 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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SP18-14 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 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 be taught essential skills, such as how to book a flight or hotel, how to confirm a reservation, and how to ask for directions. During class,…

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SP18-18 AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC: ITS HISTORY AND INFLUENCE ON POP MUSIC

March 6 @ 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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AND INFLUENCE ON POP MUSIC Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Rock music began from influences of R&B and its infusion with jazz and country. Less attention has been paid, however, to the extraordinary influence of American folk music. We will examine the 1930s and 1940s and learn how early singers brought their music to radio and the public, and follow folk music’s development during the next decades. We’ll discover its influences…

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

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

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SP18-SCF-31 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT

March 6 @ 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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SP18-SCF-31 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Mar. 6-20 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure that your money will last throughout a long and fulfilling retirement? This basic course will teach you the principles and tactics 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 nest egg, and…

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SP18-25 THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: ROME

March 6 @ 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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SP18-25 THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: ROME Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-22 Note: Class Meets Twice a Week for Three Weeks TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler The Roman Republic was the era of ancient Roman civilization traditionally dated from 509 BCE, and ending in 27 BCE with the establishment of the Roman Empire. It was during this period that Rome’s control expanded from the city’s immediate surroundings to hegemony over the entire Mediterranean world. The Roman Empire was…

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SP18-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS

March 6 @ 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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SP18-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov This course, designed for those already familiar with the Hebrew alphabet, will focus on learning 160 keywords and an additional 90 holiday and enrichment words. In addition, students will improve their comprehension and language skills, including learning the present tense, masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives in the singular and plural. These topics will be introduced simply and clearly to ensure a pleasant…

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SP18-29 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: PARADISO

March 6 @ 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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SP18-29 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: PARADISO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond Having journeyed through Hell and Purgatory, with Virgil as his guide, Dante now turns to his beloved Beatrice who leads him—and us—through the heavens to Paradise. Here Dante comes to understand the sublime truths of divine will and salvation and here, in a moment of mystical intensity, he experiences a radiant vision of God. The vision is the…

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SP18-24 LEARN TO LOVE CLASSICAL MUSIC

March 6 @ 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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SP18-24 LEARN TO LOVE CLASSICAL MUSIC Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert Cohen How does one begin the process of listening to and learning about classical music? Our premise is basic: you know more than you realize. Exposure to the classics you have already heard makes the subject less forbidding. We will discuss such topics as: What is a symphony? How are the movements arranged? What are two secrets that will help the beginner?…

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SP18-27 HOW JAZZ WORKS

March 6 @ 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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SP18-27 HOW JAZZ WORKS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 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 and demonstrations, 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…

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SP18-28 BEST KEPT TRAVEL SECRET: VERONA, ITALY

March 6 @ 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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SP18-28 BEST KEPT TRAVEL SECRET: VERONA, ITALY Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Desmond An ancient city full of Roman and Venetian history, three grand piazzas for dining or sipping wine under the stars, fourth most popular city in Italy - after Rome, Florence, and Venice (but far less expensive, less crowded, and safer). Europeans love it. Most Americans don’t know about it. A travel writer who discovered Verona’s charms, reveals her favorite places…

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SP18-SCF-30 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

March 6 @ 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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SP18-SCF-30 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. 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.…

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SP18-65 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

March 6 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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One event on March 27, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on April 17, 2018 at 2:30pm

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 3 Sessions: March 6, March 27, and April 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton Fee: Spring series: $32 member; $36 non-member. Fees for individual films: $11 member; $12 non-member. Attendance limited to 50. Our documentary film series titled CONNECTIONS is an opportunity for our students and others to connect to many of today’s pressing global issues via the penetrating perspectives of contemporary documentary films. As the series name implies, the themes for the films will showcase…

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IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS

March 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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IPHONE FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman The iPhone may be the greatest travel tool since the invention of the wheel! In this class, you’ll learn how to use your iPhone to instantly translate languages, convert currency and temperature, find your way with Google Maps, use your alarm clock to guarantee wake up calls, and check weather worldwide. You’ll also learn how to preserve your battery, make calls, text messages…

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SP18-WMT-64 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION

March 13 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

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

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