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Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy

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August 2017

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: PACIFIC COAST ADVENTURE

August 17 - August 25

Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy presents Pacific Coast Adventure featuring Seattle, Portland & San Francisco 9 Days - August 17, 2017 (Download brochure) Highlights •Seattle City Tour •Pike Place Market •Boeing Factory Tour •Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center •Portland City Tour •International Rose Test Garden •Oregon’s Pacific Coast •Newport •Oregon Dunes Nat’l Recreation Area •Dune Buggy Tour •Crater Lake National Park •Redwood National Park •Avenue of the Giants •Golden Gate Bridge •San Francisco City Tour •Fisherman’s Wharf Dinner Inclusions •Roundtrip…

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Fall Term: Member registration

August 22
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Fall term: Sept. 25-Nov. 17 Member registration: Aug. 22 Open registration: Aug. 29

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Fall Term: Open registration

August 29
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Fall term: Sept. 25-Nov. 17 Member registration: Aug. 22 Open registration: Aug. 29

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September 2017

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: PRAGUE + SEPTEMBER 2017

September 12 - September 24

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: PRAGUE + SEPTEMBER 2017 Tour leader: Jan Skalny, a native of Czechoslovakia, and RCLLA instructor. For more information or to register, visit www.jat2a.com Download event flyer PRICE: $6,939 per person includes airfare from Tampa; accommodations; breakfast and dinner; entrance fees; and guides. Single supplement: $979 per person. FARE INCLUDES: • Round-trip airfare • Hotel accommodations • Airport transfers on arrivals and departures • Meals daily: Breakfast and dinner • All entrance fees • Professional, English-speaking tour guides DAY…

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3RD ANNUAL LIFELONG LEARNING SHOWCASE— JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LEARNING!

September 13 @ 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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3RD ANNUAL LIFELONG LEARNING SHOWCASE— JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LEARNING! Learn from the experts about history, literature, health, science, philosophy, and more. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • Wed., Sept. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Bldg. #1 * Sarasota 34237 Registration begins: Tuesday, Aug. 15. Fee: $79 for four courses; includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register, call 361-6590 or go to www.suncoastlifelonglearning.org Keynote speaker: Louise Gallagher, Educator and Certified Life Coach Topic: “Retirement: Who Needs It?”…

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Fall term

September 25 - November 17
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Fall term: Sept. 25-Nov. 17 Member registration: Aug. 22 Open registration: Aug. 20

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FA17-02 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

September 25 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-02 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENT ANALYSIS Mondays: 9.-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Do you feel 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. In this course, you will learn how to evaluate companies and their securities. We will…

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FA17-03 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION

September 25 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-03 QUIET THE MIND, RELIEVE STRESS, FIND PEACE WITH MEDITATION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stephen Gillum In this course, you will 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 with emphasis on the actual doing, including meditation while walking. The approach is non-theistic and draws on Eckhart Tolle’s ideas and Zen silent illumination. Be prepared for a…

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FA17-01 THE DIGITAL HORIZON: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS?

September 25 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 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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FA17-01 THE DIGITAL HORIZON: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS? Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Will the digital future provide great opportunities or frightening risks as we rapidly move into an era unimaginable just a few short years ago? This course examines three reasons (economics, technology, demographics) why humanity will not be overmastered by its own technical creations, and why the digital horizon is hopeful. History has shown us that technology is changing how we…

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FA17-06 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

September 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-06 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lauren Rudd Once you have decided what you want to invest in, do you know how to use your selections to create and actively manage a portfolio? This course, a continuation of Lauren Rudd’s series of investment analysis courses, will emphasize how to combine and manage a portfolio of investment instruments to maximize expected returns while controlling risk. The entire active management process—from information to…

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FA17-11 THE GENIUS OF 21ST CENTURY BALLET

September 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-11 THE GENIUS OF 21ST CENTURY BALLET Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 25-Oct. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert de Warren There is a new “choreographic language” developing in 21st century ballet—one that brings together exciting elements from popular dance and the arts. Immigrant artists in Europe blend their culture in provocative expressions, while in the U.S., the growing Latino influence in the arts and street dancing, such as hip-hop, lead to an engaging and energetic new style. We…

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FA17-07 POP MUSIC’S WRONG DECISIONS: THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

September 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-07 POP MUSIC’S WRONG DECISIONS: THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Many in the music industry brag of having a golden ear for a hit. This class will examine missed opportunities and unsuccessful music predictions. Artists may think they know what will help make them stars, but history doesn’t necessarily agree. Missed chances and wrong decisions have dogged pop music from its early beginnings, and in this…

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FA17-09 MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS

September 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-09 MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket Carl Gustav Jung called his autobiography Memories, Dreams, Reflections an outstanding psychological pioneer of the 20th century. Jung wrote and dictated the autobiography when he was in his 80s looking back at his childhood, his education, his harmony and disharmony with Sigmund Freud, his near-death experiences, and thoughts of life after death. We will interactively read portions of Memories,…

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FA17-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN III

September 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-15 BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN III Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 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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FA17-12 GREAT BOOKS

September 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-12 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: We will read selections from the text, Great Conversations #6 that can be purchased online through Amazon or The Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class. For the first class, read On Tranquility of Mind,…

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FA17-SCF-28 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT

September 26 @ 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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FA17-SCF-28 FINANCIAL SURVIVAL FOR RETIREMENT Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Sept. 26-Oct. 10 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure your money will last throughout a long and fulfilling retirement? This basic course will teach you the principles and tactics that will help you achieve your goal to outlive your savings. By the end of this class, you should have an excellent understanding of the risks you face, how to preserve…

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FA17-18 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS

September 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-18 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 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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FA17-16 HOW JAZZ WORKS

September 26 @ 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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FA17-16 HOW JAZZ WORKS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 26-Oct. 31 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…

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FA17-SCF-29 GANGSTERS, MOBSTERS, GOODFELLAS, AND WISEGUYS

September 26 @ 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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NEW FA17-SCF-29 GANGSTERS, MOBSTERS, GOODFELLAS, AND WISEGUYS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m.; NOTE: Extended class time 8 sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Why are we attracted to the lives and deeds of 20th century bandits? Sure, they’re popular subjects of film, TV, and literature, but why do we care about them? Is it because we fear them or love them? Have these characters become too romanticized or are their nefarious reputations accurate depictions…

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FA17-68 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO GENEALOGY

September 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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NEW FA17-68 A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO GENEALOGY Tuesdays: 1-2 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 26-Oct. 31 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES, BRADENTON Phyllis Lee Doucette This course is a “how to” for researching your family genealogy. We will look at different computer programs for recording family information. We will focus on the basics of researching and recording information about your ancestors. There are many free websites to help you piece together the mysteries of who you are and how your ancestors arrived…

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FA17-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS

September 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-26 BEGINNING HEBREW CONVERSATIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susanne Konicov The main requirement for this course is that prospective students must be able to read Hebrew with proficiency. We will begin learning 160 key words plus an additional 90 holiday and enrichment words, as well as comprehension and language skills. Basic grammar—the present tense, masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives in the singular and plural—will be presented simply and clearly. Course Fee:…

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FA17-22 BACH PARTITAS AND GLENN GOULD

September 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-22 BACH PARTITAS AND GLENN GOULD Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Albert H. Cohen Bach’s Six Partitas are his most advanced keyboard works. We will explore several performances of these works and compare them with those of Glenn Gould, who is arguably the most important Bach keyboard player of the 20th century. (Note: This is the third class on Bach’s Comparative Listening). Course Fee: $95; Member Fee: $86.

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FA17-34 JAZZ: FINE ART OR POP CULTURE?

September 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-34 JAZZ: FINE ART OR POP CULTURE? Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martin Adams We will examine jazz history through the prism of its relation to the arts. We will explore the evolution of this music and its audience as an “art form,” from its raw and sordid beginnings—to its respectable, but elite, present day. By using recordings and videos, we will compare the most widely popular varieties of jazz to its more…

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FA17-35 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM, PART 1

September 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-35 WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM, PART 1 Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Stuart The Enneagram is a geometric figure that maps out the nine fundamental personality types of human nature and their complex interrelationships. As such, it is a condensation of universal wisdom from a variety of ancient cultures. Each of the types is represented in each of us, but only one is predominant. We will explore how we interact with others based…

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NEW FA17-39 INTRODUCTION TO BALLET HISTORY

September 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:50 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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NEW FA17-39 INTRODUCTION TO BALLET HISTORY Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. 7 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15; NOTE: No class on Oct. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird Led by the Director of Education of The Sarasota Ballet, this interactive course will introduce participants to the rich history of ballet and dance. Each week will focus on a specific time period, from the origins of dance through Romantic and Classical ballet to what is happening in the world of dance today. Included…

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FA17-40 ITALIAN CINEMA: NEOREALISM TO THE PRESENT

September 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:50 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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NEW FA17-40 ITALIAN CINEMA: NEOREALISM TO THE PRESENT Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Patricia Regnier Italy’s contributions to cinema are legendary. This course will examine the groundbreaking films that utilized Neorealism and the influence of Neorealism on Italian and world cinema today. Students will be asked to view each weekly film in advance to facilitate classroom discussion and analysis in a roundtable format. Among the directors whose works we will explore are Visconti,…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

September 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave.

Anna Maria, FL United States
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Wednesdays: Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 25; and Nov. 1, 8, 15 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Einstein’s Circle is a place where people gather to engage in an open exchange of ideas, opinions, and information on a variety of topics. These popular give-and-take discussions focus on political, social, and economic issues, as well as current events and concerns. Einstein’s Circle discussions are free and open to the public. No prior registration required.

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FA17-36 THE ELECTIONS—ALL THE ELECTIONS, PART 1

September 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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NEW FA17-36 THE ELECTIONS—ALL THE ELECTIONS, PART 1 Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Monroe Brett As a class, we will look into the windows of the White House as we survey the story of American history. There have been 45 presidents and 58 elections. This term, we will cover the 19th century from George Washington through Grover Cleveland who was President #22 and #24. Other topics will include the Constitution, the Electoral College,…

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FA17-38 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

September 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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FA17-38 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 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…

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FA17-43 THE HISTORY OF MOTOWN

September 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-43 THE HISTORY OF MOTOWN Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon For almost everyone, the very word “Motown” means music—the great songs and artists of the ‘60s—not the auto industry. But why Detroit…why that decade? In this class, we will explore the historic relevance of that musical hub of success. We will also discuss the songs and artists of Motown and discover the behind-the scenes people who made it all work. Come…

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FA17-41 BACK ON THE ROAD WITH JACK KEROUAC

September 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-41 BACK ON THE ROAD WITH JACK KEROUAC Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Kurt Landefeld Jack Kerouac was an off-beat American novelist and poet and is considered a pioneer of the Beat Generation. This class explores Kerouac’s writing, his times, and his impact on contemporary and future writers, using the books On the Road (1957 edition), The Dharma Bums, and Visions of Gerard, each by Kerouac. In addition, the poetry of Allen Ginsberg,…

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FA17-48 PHILOSOPHIES OF HUME AND KANT

September 28 @ 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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NEW FA17-48 PHILOSOPHIES OF HUME AND KANT Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Eric Steinberg In Confessions of a Philosopher, Bryan Magee says David Hume “is generally regarded by students of philosophy as the greatest philosopher to have written in the English language.” Magee considers Immanuel Kant to be the most creative of the great philosophers. Kant, himself, said Hume was the catalyst for his mature philosophy by interrupting his “dogmatic slumber.” By studying selections…

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FA17- 49 iPHONE FOR THE EXPERIENCED USER

September 28 @ 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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FA17- 49 iPHONE FOR THE EXPERIENCED USER Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Freedman You know the basics…making phone calls, sending emails, text messaging, and creating contacts. Now take your experience to the next level. Learn how to use Safari to surf the web, how to use Google Maps, how to select and use various apps to meet your needs, and how to improve your photography and photo collection. We’ll also set up your…

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FA17-47 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

September 28 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-47 WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NOTE: Extended class time 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bill Andrews and Helga Harris To paraphrase Socrates, “Unexamined writing is not worth writing.” So, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, join us in our friendly, unthreatening atmosphere as we examine the finished pieces or works-in-progress of the class. You read what you have, then the others offer positive feedback. Any genre is welcome: fiction, non-fiction, personal memoir, or…

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FA17-SCF-31 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS

September 28 @ 11:00 AM - 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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FA17-SCF-31 POSITIONING YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR TODAY’S UNCERTAIN MARKETS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Sept. 28-Oct. 19 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Bob Latessa With a new administration in office and the stock market trading near all-time highs, investors are increasingly challenged with finding opportunities to maximize a realistic and sustainable rate of return without taking excessive risk. Whether it’s generating income in a low interest rate environment or seeking growth opportunities, we will explore the risks…

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FA17- 52 PHYSICS

September 28 @ 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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FA17- 52 PHYSICS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 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…

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FA17-SCF-30 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN

September 28 @ 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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FA17-SCF-30 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN Thursdays: 1-3 p.m.; NOTE: Extended class time 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Mark Gladstone This course provides a detailed analysis of selected European and American films that feature artists as heroes and heroines depicted in fictional dramatizations and historical documentaries. Our discussions will include questions such as: How historically accurate are dramatized biographies of famous artists like Johannes Vermeer, Francisco Goya, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin,…

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FA17-67 TED TALKS: SHARING GREAT IDEAS

September 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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NEW FA17-67 TED TALKS: SHARING GREAT IDEAS Thursdays: 1-2 p.m. 5 Sessions: Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 19; Oct. 26; and Nov. 2 NOTE: No class on Oct. 12 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES, BRADENTON Louise Gallagher, David Klain and Andrea Nierenberg TED Talks began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged. TED talks are short, powerful videos that range in topics from business to science. TED is a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most…

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FA17-56 RCLLA BOOK CLUB

September 28 @ 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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FA17-56 RCLLA BOOK CLUB Thursday: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anne Arsenault Want to have fun reading current fiction? In this study group, we will read a novel every two weeks, or four per term. The first book for this term is Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a roundtable format. Texts are available locally and through online…

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FA17-55 AGELESS CONFLICTS AND FAMILY STRIFE

September 28 @ 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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NEW FA17-55 AGELESS CONFLICTS AND FAMILY STRIFE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Eisner and Barbara Shocket In an interactive reading and discussion of The Oresteia, a gripping murder mystery trilogy by the Greek dramatist Aeschylus, we will experience human stories of tragedy and transformation. Encountering themes such as vengeance, justice, love, and betrayal, which are as vibrant today as they were in the time of Aeschylus, we will observe how a royal, but…

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Academy Adventures: Rose Parade New Year’s – Information Session

September 28 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Rose Parade New Year's 6 Days December 30, 2017 - January 4, 2018 SAVE THE DATE: Rose Parade New Year information session with Karen Jutras of Premier World Discovery Thursday, Sept. 28. • 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Karen will discuss the itinerary, accommodations, deposit information, etc.) Academy Adventures: Rose Parade - Click to download flyer  

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FA17-SCF-32 THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE

September 29 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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NEW FA17-SCF-32 THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Sept. 29 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Robert de Warren We will take a comparative look at Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon. These 20th century choreographers are creating daring new works that are poised to change the American Ballet Theatre in New York and The Royal Ballet in London, respectively, in the 21st century. With their works attracting larger audiences, what do these changes mean…

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October 2017

FA17-17 MODERN CHINESE FICTION (in translation)

October 3 @ 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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NEW FA17-17 MODERN CHINESE FICTION (in translation) Tuesdays 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 3-Nov. 7; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Benita Stambler At the dawn of the 21st century, Chinese authors suddenly became noticed—two of them receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature. Through excerpts from novels, short stories, and film adaptations, we will consider what these authors have to say about China, their own lives, and the lives of their characters. Their writing presents views of China…

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FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

October 3 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 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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FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 3, Oct. 24, Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton The movie-watching experience has undergone a sea change over the last few years. Even though we can still watch movies in the comfort of our homes on television and have access to them on our electronic devices—most of us still flock to theaters to have a shared viewing experience. That shared…

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FA17-44 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION

October 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-44 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 4-Nov. 8; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Miano In this series of six lectures, we will study the emergence of the our planet’s first complex societies in the ancient Near East, beginning with the first settlements in the Mesolithic Period (about 10,000years 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…

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FA17-51 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS AND IDIOTS, OH MY!

October 5 @ 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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FA17-51 BOOMS, BUSTS, THIEVES, CROOKS AND IDIOTS, OH MY! Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 5-Nov. 16; NOTE: No class on Nov. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Klosterman Investors face the challenges of protecting their financial resources against the forces of inflation, volatility, financial industry groupthink, and global disruptions and dislocations. This course will explore how to design a portfolio in order to protect its value and to maximize the impact it can have, in good times and bad.…

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FA17-10 EXPLORING THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE

October 9 @ 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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NEW FA17-10 EXPLORING THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Wolfe Zucker The course will explore a variety of experiences: meditation, dreams, out of body experiences, accidents, near-death experiences, astral projection, and peak mystical events. We will share our personal experiences and learn from each other. In addition, we will study the ancient vehicles of the mystics: contemplation, meditation, ritual, arts, symbols, nature, and silence. Course Fee: $90; Member…

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FA17-13 ART TALKS: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

October 10 @ 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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FA17-13 ART TALKS: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: No class Oct. 31 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Judith 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…

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FA17-14 PHOTO SAFARI

October 10 @ 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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FA17-14 PHOTO SAFARI Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Winberg Digital photography offers endless creative possibilities. In this class, you will learn how to properly use your camera’s settings to capture high-quality images. Once you’re familiar with some of the technical aspects of photography, you’ll get to practice what you’ve learned by visiting local venues. Field trips are a great opportunity to learn how to use your camera better. You…

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FA17-21 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES

October 10 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-21 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES Tuesday: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Ron Cohen This course is a great way to fuel your love of history and learn about history makers and why they remain relevant after all these years. Each week, a guest instructor will present a snapshot of a historical person(s)—famous or infamous and discuss their life story, career highlights (the good and the bad), and little…

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FA17-19 THE EXCITING WORLD OF SCIENCE

October 10 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-19 THE EXCITING WORLD OF SCIENCE Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jan Skalny In this course, we will review the importance of science to the progress of humanity. We will discuss the complexity of science and review some of the most exciting scientific and technical developments of our time. We will learn about personalities in the fields of physics, chemistry, and biology including: Isaac Newton (gravity and laws…

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FA17-25 WOMEN—IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE!

October 10 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-25 WOMEN—IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE! Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill and Regan Teague Current research shows that women control the majority of personal wealth in the United States making most of the household buying and investing decisions. Yet, a 2006 study found that 90 percent of women respondents reported feeling insecure when it comes to their personal finance. If you would like to learn more about various financial…

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FA17-24 DANTE’S INFERNO

October 10 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-24 DANTE’S INFERNO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal “Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them, there is no third.”—T.S. Eliot Join us on a journey through Dante’s Inferno, a poem that has enthralled readers and influenced writers for nearly 800 years. We will work our way through the poem at a steady pace (five-six cantos each week), with spirited discussions and lecturing only when necessary.…

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FA17-37 GENEALOGY SEARCH ONLINE

October 11 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-37 GENEALOGY SEARCH ONLINE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Well Whether a beginner or an advanced researcher, you can use online databases, how-to sites, and social media to find your ancestors. This class will explore the 25 best websites beginning with the two major databases, ancestry.com and familysearch.org. We will also explore their two newer competitors and review how to find small volunteer-run sites that have just…

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FA17-45 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

October 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-45 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date 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…

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FA17-42 WHAT WALL STREET DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

October 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-42 WHAT WALL STREET DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Regan Teague Do you follow financial news and global events; know why stocks react differently than bonds; take an active role in financial decisions; read publications like The Economist or Barron’s? This course has been designed for you and promises an astonishing look at how Wall Street works. Each week, we will learn how to interpret…

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FA17-50 BEYOND THE BASICS WITH THE iPAD

October 12 @ 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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FA17-50 BEYOND THE BASICS WITH THE iPAD Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 12-Nov. 16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Gayle Yaverbaum This course is designed to help users expand the functionality of their iPad. Topics will include the power of settings, expanded messaging techniques, exploration of Siri, battery and security options, typing and tapping shortcuts, dictation, and more. Students are expected to have a prior understanding of the essentials of several iPad applications such as email,…

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LECTURE: “HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS”

October 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS” Thursday, Oct. 12: 1-2 p.m. Alice Newlon Florida was ground zero for the Plume Wars. You will meet characters you know...Marie Antoinette and John James Audubon. You will meet some you do not know, like Guy Bradley, the first environmental martyr, and Boston socialite Harriet Hemingway—no one has used tea more effectively since the Boston tea party. They weave a fascinating story of the collision of birds, fashion, economics, politics, which nearly brought…

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES The Roskamp Institute “Research and Clinical Work in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Disorders”

October 13 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

BEHIND-THE-SCENES The Roskamp Institute “Research and Clinical Work in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Disorders” Friday, Oct. 13 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 2040 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota Fee: $45 (includes lecture/light lunch) Seating is limited. Speakers: Dr. Fiona Crawford and Dr. Cheryl Brandi “Development of New Treatments and Diagnosis for mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)” The presentation will describe the work of the Roskamp team to develop and evaluate the consequences of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). Our team has developed a…

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FA17-08 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

October 16 @ 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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NEW FA17-08 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Oct. 16-Nov. 13; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Cassway If you have an interest in modern architecture, from its beginnings in the last half of the 19th century through the end of the 20th century, this five-session course is for you. Initially, we will examine the early developments of modern architecture, including Paxton’s Crystal Palace, the Art Nouveau movement, and Frank…

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FA17-33 CONTRACTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

October 18 @ 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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FA17-33 CONTRACTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 5 Sessions: Oct. 18-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Kenneth Majewski Everyone enters into contracts as a part of everyday life whether it be the purchase of a home or vehicle, a commitment to repair or remodel our home, an agreement prior to marriage or any number of other contracts. This course will help you understand the definition of a “contract” including the required elements that make it valid…

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LECTURE: HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS

October 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave.

Anna Maria, FL United States
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LECTURE: HERONS AND EGRETS AND THE PLUME WARS Wednesday, Oct. 18: 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND The Fall lecture is free and open to the public Presented by: Alice Newlon Florida was ground zero for the Plume Wars. You will meet characters you know...Marie Antoinette and John James Audubon. You will meet some you do not know, like Guy Bradley, the first environmental martyr, and Boston socialite Harriet Hemingway—no one has used tea more effectively since the…

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FA17-61 SCRIPT ANALYSIS & ACTING WORKSHOP

October 20 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-61 SCRIPT ANALYSIS & ACTING WORKSHOP Fridays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 2 Sessions: Oct. 20 and Oct. 27; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sheldon Aptekar In this workshop, students will learn the production needs of a drama by studying its time, place, and action. The play’s total physical world—with characters in costumes and makeup, with properties, and in scenery under lighting—allows actors to create. These sessions will focus on comprehending a character’s subtext while “standing up” and doing…

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FA17-05 WHAT AM I HEARING; AM I REALLY LISTENING?

October 23 @ 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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FA17-05 WHAT AM I HEARING; AM I REALLY LISTENING? Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 23-Nov. 13; NOTE: Late start date 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 how to listen for understanding; so that simmering silences and angry arguing can transform into greater mutual…

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GENERAL MOTORS DESIGN EXHIBITION

October 25 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ringling College of Art and Design, 2836 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States
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GENERAL MOTORS DESIGN EXHIBITION Join us for a curator-led tour 10-11 a.m. • Wednesday, Oct. 25 LOIS & DAVID STULBERG GALLERY, Basch Visual Arts Center, 1188 Dr. Martin Luther King Way Fee: The tour is free. Pre-registration suggested. Original drawings for automobiles from the General Motors archive by a legendary designer Warren Reinecker. His original drawings of concept cars and those that were put in production will give the visitor a first-hand experience with the most important stage of automotive…

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FA17-46 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

October 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-46 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 25-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse Challenges abound. Cybersecurity, Russia, investigations, China, North Korea, South China Sea, Syria, Iran, Middle East, South Asia, failed states, the European Union and Brexit, the Balkans, the Baltics, Ukraine, Crimea, Venezuela, Brazil, terrorism, transnational crime, pandemics, artificial intelligence, water, climate change...The list is seemingly endless. Each week, we will look at an issue of concern…

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FA17-53 AN ARCHITECTURAL TALE OF TWO CITIES

October 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-53 AN ARCHITECTURAL TALE OF TWO CITIES Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 26-Nov. 16; NOTE: No class on Nov. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Karin Jones We will compare and contrast Paris, “The City of Light” with Chicago, “The City of Broad Shoulders” through their architectural history. In the year 1871, both cities were destroyed within months of each other. Each city would build from the ashes; one with classical and formal elegance, and the other with the…

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FA17-57 MENNONITES & AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE

October 26 @ 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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FA17-57 MENNONITES & AMISH: HISTORY, BELIEF, AND LIFE Thursdays: 1-3 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 26-Nov. 16 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. Course Fee: $70; Member Fee: $63.

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FA17-54 TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE —BUST YOUR STRESS

October 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-54 TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE —BUST YOUR STRESS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 26-Nov. 16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Herbert 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 problems that are more severe. We will explore stress busters and mindfulness techniques and discuss how to maintain healthy relationships. Current research in the area of longevity…

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FA17-63 MAKING A LASTING IMPACT: GROWING OUR LEGACY

October 27 @ 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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FA17-63 MAKING A LASTING IMPACT: GROWING OUR LEGACY Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Susan Larson Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross noted three questions people ask in the second half of life: Have I given and received love? Have I lived my life or someone else’s? Have I left the world a little better than I found it? By intentionally considering our legacies—those received, those already given, and those we have yet to leave— we can heighten our…

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FA17-04 TAOIST PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE

October 30 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-04 TAOIST PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 13; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mahesh Patel Taoist understanding of the nature of change has generated several distinct schools: acupuncture, macrobiotics, massage, martial art, meditation, and warfare. In this course, we will study the philosophical principles that underlie these subjects, including Yin-Yang, the Five Moving Forces, and the I Ching: The Book of Change. We will also discuss their implications for the true…

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe “A Look Back…A Look Forward”

October 30 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

BEHIND-THE-SCENES Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe “A Look Back…A Look Forward” Friday, Oct. 20 • 3:30-5 p.m. 1646 10th Way, Sarasota Fee: $45 (includes lecture, tour, refreshments, and entertainment) Presenter: Nate Jacobs, Founder/Artistic Director, WBTT Join us for a tour of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT). We will meet Nate Jacobs, WBTT Founder and Artistic Director, Julie Leach, Executive Director, and some of WBTT’s performing artists. You will hear the story of how the theatre was founded 18 years ago,…

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November 2017

Academy Talks: A Nazi in the Family

November 1 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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A NAZI IN THE FAMILY Wednesday, Nov. 1 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jens M Albiez From his personal perspective of growing up in Germany in the 1960s, Jens M Albiez will discuss how the different phases of discovering, questioning, and understanding The Third Reich evolved. He will describe the impact the Weimar Republic and the Nazi regime had on his family and how Germany and the Germans dealt with the accumulated guilt and shame. Are there lessons to…

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Fall Lecture: “Oh, Florida!” How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country

November 2 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FALL LECTURE “OH FLORIDA! HOW AMERICA’S WEIRDEST STATE INFLUENCES THE REST OF THE COUNTRY” 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM $15 General admission; free to paid Academy members. Pre-registration suggested. No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Speaker: Craig Pittman, author and columnist for the Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg Florida. That name. That combination of  sounds. Three simple syllables packing mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punch line. As award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling…

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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE, LAKELAND

November 3 @ 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE, LAKELAND DETAILS: WHAT: Frank Lloyd Wright campus tour at Florida Southern College WHEN: Friday, November 3 TIME: 9 a.m. depart Temple Beth Sholom parking lot; return approx. 5:30 p.m. FEE: $79 per person (includes transportation, gratuities, admission, and lunch). No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable. Join us for an Academy Adventures tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright campus at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Florida Southern has the largest single-site collection…

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FA17-60 OUT OF THE BOX INVESTING

November 3 @ 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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FA17-60 OUT OF THE BOX INVESTING Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Nov. 3 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Klosterman This workshop will examine the process to source, evaluate and investigate non-traditional investing opportunities in an effort to reduce portfolio volatility and enhance return opportunities. We will examine the current economic and investing climate and the impact of portfolio outcomes. Another focal point will be understanding the concepts of correlation and volatility in portfolio design and the overall benefits of asymmetrical…

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FA17-65 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, MESOPOTAMIA

November 3 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-65 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, MESOPOTAMIA Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 session: Nov. 3 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler This workshop surveys the history of the ancient Near East from the Neolithic period (through the Persian Empire—circa 10,000) to 331 BCE. We will discuss the rise of civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley and the subsequent history and society of Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean coast, Asia Minor, and the Iranian plateau (including Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, Assyria, Syria, Phoenicia, Canaan, Persia,…

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FA17-20 THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

November 7 @ 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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FA17-20 THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 sessions: Nov. 7-16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Since their discovery in the desert caves of Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been a source of fascination and debate. What are the Scrolls? Who wrote them? Learn about the isolated, ascetic community that created and secreted these documents, as well as the cloak-and-dagger exploits of the archaeologists who recovered them. Then explore…

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FA17-23 ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE WORLD IN JESUS’ DAY

November 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-23 ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE WORLD IN JESUS’ DAY Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 sessions: Nov. 7-16; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Steven Derfler Herod became the Roman-backed king of Judea in 40 BCE and imposed changes upon his subjects that resulted in a “world turned upside down.” Excavations at Jerusalem and Caesarea reveal that Judea was both a rich and troublesome province for the Romans. Jerusalem became Judea’s Jewish capital, attracted the ministry of Jesus, and grew…

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Academy Talks: HOW KIDS LISTENING TO THE RADIO ROCKED AMERICA IN 1955

November 8 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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HOW KIDS LISTENING TO THE RADIO ROCKED AMERICA IN 1955 Wednesday, Nov. 8 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Milberg David Milberg morphs into his 1950s-era D.J. “Radio Dave” persona and takes you back to 1955 with a review of that year’s Billboard Magazine’s highest ranking hit singles. Mr. Milberg will spotlight how the songs radio stations played, and their young audiences heard, rocked America along with the context of the times—news, societal norms, and pop culture. He will…

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FA17 REINVENTION CONVENTION

November 9 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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REINVENTION CONVENTION: Reimagining Perceptions of Aging Thursday, November 9, 2017 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Temple Beth Shalom Hall 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building #1 Sarasota, FL 34237

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FA17-58 MOVING FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE

November 10 @ 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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FA17-58 MOVING FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Nov. 10 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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FA17-71 “ITALY: A HISTORY OF REGIONAL CUISINES”

November 13 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-71 “ITALY: A HISTORY OF REGIONAL CUISINES” Monday, Nov. 13 • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Presenter: Robert Gaglio Italy’s great variety of culinary practices reflects a history long dominated by regionalism and political division, and has led to the common conception of Italian food as a mosaic of regional customs rather than a single tradition. Join Chef Robert Gaglio for an interesting and tasty discussion about this amazing food and enjoy a tasting of some of Chef Robert’s…

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LECTURE: “LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONS”

November 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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LECTURE: “LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONS” Tuesday, Nov. 14: 1-2 p.m. Jack Merriam Curious about what’s happening locally in the area of climate change? In this lecture we will discuss climate change adaptation examples in Palmetto, on the Braden River (a tributary of the Manatee River), on a nearby island community, and some right at Westminster Towers & Shores. We will examine the effectiveness of two new developments that use “Low Impact Design” and “Living Seawall” ; plus examples of preserving…

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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE RETURNS TO RCLLA

November 15 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE RETURNS TO RCLLA 3-4:30 p.m. • Wednesday, November 15 EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE: Timely, Topical, Relevant! Topic and facilitator to be announced in late October. Keeping pace with the times, Einstein’s Circle concentrates on topics people want to know more about. Led by a facilitator expert in the subject matter, participants are invited to join in the discussion. With the only prerequisite being an open mind, you are invited to ask questions and express thoughts, observations, and opinions. It’s fun,…

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FA17-59 FINANCIAL ADVISORS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

November 17 @ 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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FA17-59 FINANCIAL ADVISORS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Nov. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Klosterman Evaluating and or choosing a financial advisor is a critical decision that can impact the outcome of one’s overall financial security. Robert Klosterman, CEO of White Oaks Wealth Advisors, Inc., will share his 40 years of experience as a fee-only financial advisor. He will offer strategies to separate the good, the bad, and the ugly that will…

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FA17-62 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: FIRST LADY OF THE WORLD

November 17 @ 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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NEW FA17-62 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: FIRST LADY OF THE WORLD Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Sessions: Nov. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Allan B. Schwartz Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest serving First Lady of the United States. She held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office. She also served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman later called her…

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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: TAIWAN / THAILAND / CAMBODIA + DECEMBER 2017

November 29 - December 13

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: TAIWAN / THAILAND / CAMBODIA + DECEMBER 2017 Tour leader: Paul Sarno, an expert on Southeast Asia and RCLLA instructor. Tour planned for early December. For more information, visit www.friendlyplanet.com/vacation-packages/ringling-college-taiwan-thailand-cambodia-2017.html. TOUR DATES: NOV. 29-DEC. 13 Download flyer PRICE: $7,195 per person (double occupancy); $1,499 (single supplement) Prices subject to change until ticketed. Deposit: $500 due Aug. 1; Final payment: Sept. 15 FARE INCLUDES: Round-trip domestic flights; Round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Taipei continuing to Bangkok via China…

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February 2018

SEMINAR AT SEA

February 19, 2018 - March 2, 2018

SEMINAR AT SEA FEB. 19–MAR. 2, 2018 Join us for the first annual educational cruise hosted by Rudd International, Inc., to benefit Ringling College of Art and Design/Lifelong Learning Academy. Download flyer Here’s a perfect opportunity to mix business with pleasure during this 12-day cruise to the southern Caribbean featuring Lauren Rudd, syndicated columnist, lecturer and RCLLA instructor. For this specially-designed program, Mr. Rudd will lecture during each day at sea, host discussion sessions, and provide opportunities for one-on-one consultations.…

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April 2018

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

April 9, 2018 - April 15, 2018

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: CUBA, APRIL 9-15 2018 THE ARTS IN CUBAN CULTURE: ARCHITECTURE, VISUAL ARTS, DANCE, AND MUSIC Judy Levine, Guest Faculty TOUR DATES April 9-15, 2018 (Limited to 12 participants) PROGRAM COST SINGLE: $3,000 PER PERSON; DOUBLE: $2,600 PER PERSON DOWNLOAD ACADEMY ADVENTURES CUBA FLYER For details and itinerary REQUEST A REGISTRATION PACKET VISIT www.cubartedu.com; Go to the Contact Us page

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