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Sarasota, FL 34237

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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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FA18-03 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

October 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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FA18-04 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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FA18-02 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

October 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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FA18-01 INTEGRATING ART & DESIGN THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

October 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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 22 @ 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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FA18-05 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE – Monday

October 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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FA18-07 DARE TO UNDERSTAND: HOW LISTENING IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS

October 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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FA18-11 LET’S READ GOOD BOOKS TOGETHER

October 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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FA18-21 LET’S TALK TED TALKS

October 23 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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FA18-13 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

October 23 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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

October 23 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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FA18-22 ART TALKS: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!

October 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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FA18-18 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

October 23 @ 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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FA18-20 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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FA18-23 THE PLEASURES OF LYRIC POETRY

October 23 @ 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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FA18-24 MORE THAN ELVIS: THE MUSIC OF MEMPHIS

October 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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FA18-27 FROM THE HEADLINES – DEBATE THE ISSUES

October 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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FA18-28 BEGINNERS’ HEBREW, PART I

October 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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FA18-25 THE AMAZING VERSATILITY OF THE MUSIC OF J.S. BACH

October 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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FA18-29 LISTENING TO JAZZ

October 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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FA18-30 TRENDING ECONOMIC DISRUPTORS

October 24 @ 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 24 @ 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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FA18-33 AN INTRODUCTION TO ANDROID PHONES

October 24 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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FA18-40 PETS—HOW THEY MAKE AND CHANGE OUR LIVES

October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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FA18-35 FORMATION OF THE MODERN WORLD – 18TH CENTURY

October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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

October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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

October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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

October 24 @ 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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FA18-34 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL?

October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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FA18-45 THE PINC EXPERIENCE – PEOPLE. IDEAS. NATURE. CREATIVITY.

October 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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FA18-41 YOUR LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION

October 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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FA18-46 1920s WASHINGTON: POLITICS, POLITICIANS, AND POLICIES

October 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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 24 @ 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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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 click here. 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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FA18-48 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN, PART I

October 25 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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FA18-49 SIX GREAT POEMS

October 25 @ 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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FA18-51 KNOWLEDGE, FREEDOM, AND MORALS

October 25 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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FA18-50 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

October 25 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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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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FA18-47 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

October 25 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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FA18-53 COMING OF AGE: 1960s TV NEWS

October 25 @ 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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FA18-52 HOW THE FAILURE OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC LED TO HITLER’S RISE TO POWER

October 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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FA18-54 HOW DEMOCRACIES END

October 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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FA18-55 SACRED, PROFANE, AND THWARTED LOVE IN THE MOVIES

October 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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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FA18-62 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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FA18-19 THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD x 2

October 30 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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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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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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

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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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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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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FA18-43 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

November 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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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 click here 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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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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January 2019

Information Expo

January 14, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Jan. 14-17 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 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 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…

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W19-02 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING

January 14, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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W19-02 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF SEEING Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (Note: No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub Photographer or not, if you wish to experience life to the fullest, this is the class for you. A photography course unlike any other—the focus is more on seeing better, rather than the camera, as we bring to life Dorothea Lang’s axiom that “the camera is an instrument that teaches people how…

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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-22 INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE ARTS OF SARASOTA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of…

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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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

January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-48 STUDIO GLASS: THE NEW HOT CONTEMPORARY ART FORM Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judy Levine and Jack Winberg Glass is one of the premier mediums for new and emerging artists to explore. Despite its humble origins in the garage of a Toledo museum in 1960, the Studio Glass Movement is now one of the most important recent advancements in the world of contemporary art. In this class, students will discover the history of…

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W19-44 20TH CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY MASTERS

January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-44 20TH CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY MASTERS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird Discover the genius of three master choreographers who shaped the future of ballet: Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, and George Balanchine. Explore their unique stories, distinct styles and learn about the dancers who became famous for interpreting their works. Join us as we discuss the creative legacy of these brilliant choreographers. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY

January 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Laura Smith After a discussion of the history of comedy with the help of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, this course focuses on two great Shakespearean comedies: Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For each play, we will do play readings of selected scenes, examining each as the blueprint for a production. We will look…

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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE

January 17, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1950s introduced the American public to network television. Often referred to as “The Golden Age,” TV would have a growing influence on many aspects of American life. The course will provide an overview of the three major networks programming including entertainment, sports, and news. From Lucille Ball to Edward R. Murrow to Beaver Cleaver, there will be video clips…

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W19-79 THE WOMAN IN ART: BEAUTY OR BEAST?

January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-79 THE WOMAN IN ART: BEAUTY OR BEAST? Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss Throughout the ages, Woman has been one of the most central themes in art. Woman has been portrayed as mother, lover, and ideal beauty. Yet, along with these idealized representations, there is an equally constant cultural current that has negatively portrayed Woman. We will examine the changing portrayal of Woman in art, from the personification of beauty to the…

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OLLI ADVENTURES: QUEEN MARY 2 INFORMATION SESSION

January 22, 2019 @ 2:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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OLLI ADVENTURES: NEW YORK TO SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND SAIL THE QUEEN MARY 2, JUNE 7-14, 2019 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! Join us for an information session DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 22 TIME: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Room 13 at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave. To register for the free session, call 941-309-5111. Download QM2 Information Flyer

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Special Event: Oldies Dance Party

January 23, 2019 @ 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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Oldies Dance Party Wednesday, January 23 • 2:30-4 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom Social Hall 1050 S. Tuttle Ave. FEE: $15 To register, call 941-309-5111 It’s time to dust off your white bucks, penny loafers, and your blue suede shoes and join us for a trip down memory lane. This is about history Daddy-O…the musical kind when Elvis, The Beatles, Sam Cooke, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, The Crystals, Frankie Avalon, Neil Sedaka, The Bee Gees, and a host of other music titans…

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Information Expo

January 28, 2019 @ 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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Jan. 28-31 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 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 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 Shared Interest Groups (SIGs),…

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W19-56 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY

January 30, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-56 INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Marc Scher The desire to learn the lost art of calligraphy has been growing steadily over the past few years. As keyboard skills have become more important, there is less need to write legibly; because of this reliance on technology, many people now appreciate the vanishing art of calligraphy. In this class, students will learn the lower and upper cases of the Chancery Cursive…

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FILMS DEPICTING THE WEIMAR ERA AND THE THIRD REICH

January 30, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 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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W19-65 FILMS DEPICTING THE WEIMAR ERA AND THE THIRD REICH Wednesdays 1-3:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Gladstone This course offers an examination of German society and political events during the Weimar Republic era and the Third Reich as depicted by Hollywood and European filmmakers. Among the films to be screened and discussed are: “Little Man, What Now?,” “Three Comrades,” “Address Unknown,” “Mephisto,” “The Mortal Storm,” and “The Seventh Cross.” Powerful…

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W19-86 THE MOVIE CLUB

January 31, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-86 THE MOVIE CLUB Thursdays: 1-3:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 31-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mike Beltzman Good films can give us much more than an entertaining interlude, and if you would like to delve a little deeper, this class will offer you a toolbox to help you become a more engaged moviegoer. Any aspect of filmmaking that adds to the quality of the production will be part of our explorations, with special emphasis on story,…

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February 2019

LECTURE & LUNCH SERIES WITH CHEF ROBERT GAGLIO: PALERMO

February 1, 2019 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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PALERMO—MARKETS, STREET FOOD, AND MARIONETTES 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Friday, Feb. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 1050 S. TUTTLE AVE., BLDG. # 1 ROOM 13 Presenter: Robert Gaglio Fee: $59 (Includes a lecture, lunch, and live entertainment. No refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Palermo’s famous outdoor market tradition dates back to the 19th century. The markets are filled with all kinds of treasures that add to the depth of the city’s history. Palermo’s street foods are renown and are consistently ranked among…

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W19-33 MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-33 MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Feb. 5-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Cassway Join us as we delve into the works of today’s leading architects: Frank Gehry, Moshe Safdie, Norman Foster, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, and many more. Learn how finance, advanced technology, climate change, and computers have influenced the approach used to design buildings today. We will examine modern architecture’s 15 most celebrated buildings, including skyscrapers, museums, libraries, and housing. This course…

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NEWTOWN HISTORY MAKERS’ PANEL DISCUSSION WITH VICKIE OLDHAM

February 6, 2019 @ 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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Newtown History Makers' Panel Discussion with Vickie Oldham 2:30-4 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Fee: Free to Gold Members • $15 Silver Members/General Admission To register, call 941-309-5111 or visit www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Vickie Oldham, Moderator Community scholar Vickie Oldham presents the “Newtown Alive” discussion session filled with examples of the courage, dignity, and determination of African-American residents and newcomers who arrived in Sarasota, saw work to be done, rolled up…

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TECH DAY Friday, Feb. 8

February 8, 2019 @ 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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To register, call 941-309-5111 or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org Fee: $109 Silver Member/General Admission; $98 Gold Member (Includes continental breakfast and a box lunch) Come prepared to have fun, exchange ideas, and get excited about current and future technologies. Hear about the risks and rewards of this fast-changing world, and learn how you can both protect yourself and benefit from the changes. In addition, many topics will provide hands-on guidance to make technology an even more useful tool in your everyday…

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OLLI ADVENTURE: NEWTOWN ALIVE TOUR

February 8, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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WHAT: Bus tour of Newtown’s Historic Markers; approx. 2 hours WHEN: Friday, Feb. 8 TIME: 10:30 a.m. depart Temple Beth Sholom parking lot; return 12:30 p.m. FEE: $55 An African-American pioneer named Lewis Colson, with a surveying party, drove the first stake into the ground to plat the town of Sarasota in 1885. Black labor built the community’s infrastructure, and enterprising people of color cleared snake-infested land for developers and harvested crops to fuel the local economy. Join us for…

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W19-87 THE DEBATE ABOUT VIOLENCE IN ENTERTAINMENT

February 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-87 THE DEBATE ABOUT VIOLENCE IN ENTERTAINMENT Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Feb. 22 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss Social scientists claim that violence in entertainment can have negative effects on the audience, especially the young. Their opponents claim that depictions of conflict and violence are indispensable ingredients of a great narrative. During this course, we will discuss examples of violent content in film, theater, and the visual arts. We will review the main theories generated by the social…

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W19-71 LISZT AND CHOPIN AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVED THEM

February 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-71 LISZT AND CHOPIN AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVED THEM Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 2 Sessions: Feb. 28-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sandra Moulin Have you ever wondered about the women behind the Romantic composers whose music you have enjoyed all these years? Watch and listen as the favorite melodies of Liszt and Chopin come to life through the eyes of their lovers. Enjoy live musical excerpts, anecdotes, and fascinating stories about these two very different men, geniuses of the 19th…

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March 2019

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

March 1, 2019 @ 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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WHAT: James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art Tour WHEN: Friday, March 1, depart Temple Beth Sholom parking lot 9:15 a.m; return: 3 p.m. (approx.) FEE: $55 (Lunch not included) INCLUDES: Transportation and museum admission. The fee does not include lunch. Lunch is on your own in downtown St. Petersburg. You may also have lunch at the Canyon Cafe, which is inside the museum. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art opened in…

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