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the Arts - In Search of Pablo Picasso - Added 12/31/20Kelly Fri, 3/12/21 11:30 PM2:30 PM $2.50
Sometimes - a painting will evoke emotions and strong responses. That is the way I felt when I presented the painting Guernica to a group of students. The painting in black and white depicts the aftermath of the Nazi bombing of the town Guernica, Spain in 1937. They became engrossed in this work - that is probably the most famous painting in the world. So in this session we will look at the life of Picasso - whose father was also a painter and artist. Pablo’s first words were piz piz , which meant he wanted a pencil (in Spanish lapiz means pencil) to draw.
Topical Issues - America and the World: Dollars, Diplomacy, Democracy and Destiny - Added 12/31/20Coffey Thu, 3/25/21 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
In the past century, since the decline of the British Empire, the US has had the most influence on the world’s dollars, diplomacy, democracy, and destiny. This class will explore the past relationship of US to the world and its economic, diplomatic, and political influence and then the prospects of the US destiny or purpose in the future under the new Biden administration. This zoom class will focus one class on each facet: dollars, diplomacy, democracy, and destiny. The lectures will draw heavily upon the new book: Robert Zoellick, America in the World. Zoellick has served as Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Trade Representative, and President of the World Bank and now is now a Senior Fellow at Harvard. Lectures will be presented live via Zoom with time reserved for discussion. Presentations will be emailed in advance and posted on coffeynotes.com.
History and Geography - The Prelude to World War II - Added 12/31/20Holloran Thu, 4/15/21 31:30 PM3:00 PM $11.25
The Prelude to World War II is the first course a series of about 12 courses: A Comprehensive, Chronological History of World War II. Go to https://seniorleanrers.org/WWII for information about the complete series. This course starts with the treaties that ended World War I and the Great Depression. They set the stage for the diplomatic and military actions that led to the normally recognized start of World War II on September 1, 1939. Of course, hostilities in Ethiopia, Manchuria and China had started several years earlier.
Special Event - FREE 2021 Summer Term Kickoff - Added 12/31/20Hautanen Thu, 5/6/21 11:30 PM3:00 PM $0.00
Members, current students and prospective students will have a virtual opportunity to learn more about the Summer Term courses from the instructors.Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations, please contact us: info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780.
Science and Technology - Tech Topics - Added 12/28/20Davis Wed, 3/24/21 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
Tech Topics are online workshops that include short presentations, tutorials, tech tips, and answers to your technology questions. Send questions in advance to improve your chance of getting useful answers! Or bring them to the online workshop -- we will do our best. Think of these sessions like meeting casually in a coffee house.
Health and Better Living - Death, Dying, & the Afterlife 2 - Added 11/6/20Bunker Tue, 2/2/21 410:00 AM11:30 AM $15.00
Everyone dies, nobody is immortal. It is the one thing that we will all experience, which at the same time, may give us anxiety and many sleepless nights. If we do not think about it, we think it may not come. In an effort to better prepare us for the unavoidable, this course is the first in a series of three courses. It is based on lectures from one of the The Great Courses of the same title. The courses in the series will be complemented by some appropriate TED Talks, which may help allay our fears. The more we know about a subject, the better prepared we are to confront it. Participation is strongly encouraged by sharing personal experiences of a beloved departed friend or family member and how it has impacted our lives.
Science and Technology - Modern Times - 2021 - Added 11/6/20Stephens Wed, 2/17/21 42:00 PM3:30 PM $15.00
This is the tenth in a series of courses which examines current and projected technologies expected to have a profound influence on our world and our society over the next few decades. In these sessions we will take a look at how several classes of technologies have evolved and how they are expected to change life in the next few decades. We will treat several categories in this course including: Communication and Computing, Medicine, and Aerospace Technologies. We will also track the success of our predictions for technological breakthroughs during the last decade. We will consider the personal, social, economic and political ramifications of each new technology being reviewed.
History and Geography - Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance 4 - Added 11/6/20Howard Thu, 2/18/21 41:30 PM3:00 PM $15.00
This series is based on the Great Courses program, Leonardo Da Vinci and the High Renaissance. We will watch 2 lectures in each session. For this 4th course, there will be 4 class sessions: February 18 – The Colossus and the Last Supper; February 25 – Mantua, d’Estes & Venice and Return to Florence; March 4 - the Mona Lisa and Raphael & Leonardo; March 11 - Milan & Rome and the Painting Manifesto.
Health and Better Living - Cooking with Vegetables - Added 11/6/20Patterson Thu, 2/25/21 310:00 AM12:00 PM $15.00
Eat your vegetables is one of the best pieces of advice we can receive. How we eat our vegetables is often a challenge. During three class sessions, our Senior Learners will explore a selection of The Great Courses: Everyday Gourmet series, Cooking with Vegetables. Look forward to learning about new and tasty techniques for preparing a healthy selection of vegetables.
Health and Better Living - Death, Dying, & the Afterlife 3 - Added 11/6/20Bunker Tue, 3/2/21 410:00 AM11:30 AM $15.00
Everyone dies, nobody is immortal. It is the one thing that we will all experience, which at the same time, may give us anxiety and many sleepless nights. If we do not think about it, we think it may not come. In an effort to better prepare us for the unavoidable, this course is the first in a series of three courses. It is based on lectures from one of the The Great Courses of the same title. The courses in the series will be complemented by some appropriate TED Talks, which may help allay our fears. The more we know about a subject, the better prepared we are to confront it. Participation is strongly encouraged by sharing personal experiences of a beloved departed friend or family member and how it has impacted our lives.
History and Geography - The Great American Read: To Kill a Mockingbird - Added 11/6/20Sullivan Fri, 3/5/21 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
This was the second most beloved book from the PBS Great American Read and it can be considered an example of Southern Gothic or as a bildungsroman. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961. Consider including in your research Harper Lee's first draft of it, Go Set a Watchman, and/or enjoy the famous movie with Gregory Peck. You are encouraged to do as much or as little research on the novels/authors as you wish and to bring what you learn to our class. The class size is limited to 12 to allow participation by all its members.
Health and Better Living - Death, Dying, & the Afterlife 4 - Added 11/6/20Bunker Tue, 4/6/21 410:00 AM11:30 AM $15.00
Everyone dies, nobody is immortal. It is the one thing that we will all experience, which at the same time, may give us anxiety and many sleepless nights. If we do not think about it, we think it may not come. In an effort to better prepare us for the unavoidable, this course is the second in a series of three courses. It is based on lectures from one of the The Great Courses of the same title. The courses in the series will be complimented by some appropriate Ted Talks, which may help allay our fears. The more we know about a subject, the better prepared we are to confront it. Participation is strongly encouraged by sharing personal experiences of a beloved departed friend or family member and how it has impacted our lives.
Science and Technology - String Theories - What Are They Good For? - Added 11/6/20Holloran Tue, 4/20/21 31:30 PM3:00 PM $11.25
The details of the various String Theories will not be meaningful to anyone without a PhD in theoretical physics or the mathematics of Calami-You Manifolds. We will focus on those aspects that do not require these advanced degrees: (1) its history, including when, who and why its initial use as a potential solution to understanding the nuclei of atoms was abandoned; (2) its later application as a means of unifying the quantum realm and gravity, which failed; (3) the theoretical breakthrough by a couple of physicists who persevered; and (4) the vast army of physicists who are still working on it without any experimental validation. Resources will be provided for those who want a more detailed understanding of the concepts that underly it.
History and Geography - Italy and the Italians Among Us - Added 11/6/20Kelly Thu, 4/29/21 110:30 AM11:30 AM $2.50
What can one say about the great country of Italy-except that it only became a real country in 1871? Before then it was an interesting collection of powerful city states- such as Venice, Florence, Milan, etc. The contributions of Italy to world culture are amazing and overwhelming. I have visited Italy three times - in different parts of the country - so I will take you overland to see some of these cities and the Italian countryside. But why then did so many citizens from this land immigrate to the USA. Beginning in 1870 to 1920 floods of people from Italy arrived on our shores. They were the poor and disenfranchised; many became successful. Here are some of the names of companies you may know founded by Italian immigrants from Italy: Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Progresso, Planters Peanuts, Contadina, Chef Boyardee, Italian Swiss Colony wines and Jacuzzi.
Science and Technology - The Science of Information 2 - Biological - Added 11/6/20Holloran Fri, 4/30/21 210:30 AM12:00 PM $7.50
Generating, transporting and securing of information are central to every aspect of our daily lives in the 21st Century. This course is the second and last courses about the theoretical underpinnings of these processes. It is based in part on lectures from one of The Great Courses by Professor Benjamin Schumacher: The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes. In this course we will focus on how information is stored, replicated and transported in living organisms. It turns out that DNA has been demonstrated to be a far more efficient medium for storing digital information than any conventional storage technology.
Science and Technology - Science Biographies - Stephen Hawking - His Life and Physics - Added 11/5/20Holloran Fri, 2/19/21 210:30 AM12:00 PM $7.50
This course will summarize the life of Stephen Hawking that was severely impacted by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). His co-author and fellow theoretical physicist, Leonard Mlodinow, provided a detailed description of how Hawking survived ALS so long and thrived as a physicist in the book: Stephen Hawking A Memoir of Friendship and Physics. We will also explore ground breaking work Hawking did in cosmology and black holes. Information about his contributions to physics will be drawn from several of his best selling books, starting with his first, A Brief History of Time and the two books that Mlodinow co-authored.
the Arts - Watercolor in Nature 2 - Added 11/5/20Craggs Wed, 3/24/21 610:00 AM12:00 PM $30.00
We will continue our study of beautiful Florida birds, but we will expand our view into the larger species commonly found around more aquatic settings. Some of these birds have more exotic colors and plumage. Again we will emphasize both color and texture.
Literature and Language - Egyptian Hieroglyphs - Added 11/5/20Holloran Wed, 4/14/21 41:30 PM3:00 PM $15.00
Ancient Egyptian civilization is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating chapters in human history. While remnants of the culture like temples, obelisks, and sarcophagi continue to mystify us, their true meaning was only unlocked after the hieroglyphs were deciphered. So this course focuses: 1) on how Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered; 2) how they function as a writing system; and the historical context in which they were developed and used. It is based in part on lectures about Ancient Egypt and its writing system from various courses by The Great Courses. Additional resources will be drawn from the internet and books about Ancient Egypt Bob has acquired over the years.
History and Geography - Romania and the Romanians Among Us - Added 11/5/20Kelly Thu, 5/6/21 110:30 AM11:30 AM $2.50
Bucharest, the capital of Romania, was once known as the Paris of the East. It was the culture center of the Slavic world. But the sad history created conditions in which many Romanians - especially Ashkenazi Jews - left the country. There are many Romanians among us - mostly in New York, California, Florida, and spread throughout the country. I will take you to this interesting country that I have visited twice. We will also go to that mysterious place called Transylvania - you may even meet Dracula.
History and Geography - Great Tours of France 3 - Added 11/3/20Kelly Fri, 4/9/21 41:30 PM2:30 PM $10.00
France! No other country embodies the idea of the good life in our imaginations quite like France. From food to fashion, from public spaces to private homes, the French are famous for seeking out and enjoying the very best. Did you know that there are only 5 major cities in France? The rest is beautiful countryside chock full of history. I have been to different parts of France three times, but still, there is so much I have not seen. So I invite you to join me on this virtual tour. We will use several of the Great Courses videos for our base information and then supplement with what both you and I have experienced. Vive la France! This final course of three takes you to the other four major cities in France and through the countryside.
History and Geography - History 1215 Africa America Asia - Added 11/2/20Hautanen Mon, 3/29/21 61:30 PM3:00 PM $22.50
This course will take a wide sample of what was happening outside Europe around the year 1215 CE. Fascinating cultures and empires flourished on other continents too. Mongols, Mixtec, Mississippians and more. The course will use video lectures from multiple Great Courses series taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong, and Professor Edwin Barnhart.
History and Geography - Churchill's Relationships with FDR and Stalin - Added 11/2/20Hautanen Tue, 5/4/21 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
For those who just cannot get enough, one more session on the great man Winston Churchill. The course will use video lectures from a Great Courses series taught by Professor Michael Shelden, illuminating Winston Churchill’s relationships with Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin.
History and Geography - Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance 5 - Added 10/29/20Howard Thu, 3/25/21 31:30 PM3:00 PM $11.25
This series is based on the Great Courses program, Leonardo Da Vinci and the High Renaissance. We will watch 2 lectures in each class and have time for some discussion. For the 5th course there will be 3 class sessions: April 1 – Medici’s in Rome and the High Renaissance Art; April 8 – Renaissance Man; April 15 – End of an Era and Legacies
Health and Better Living - How Digital Technology Shapes Us I - Added 10/26/20Putzeys Mon, 2/8/21 610:30 AM11:30 AM $15.00
This course is the first in a series led by Dr. Roberto Putzeys, a retired radiation oncologist. The 24 lectures are in the two courses are by Dr. D. Viskontas. This course provides a synthesis of various aspects of brain science, computer science, psychology, ethics evolution and art, to give much needed information on how society is being affected profoundly by advances in digital technology.
Science and Technology - Science of Energy-Resources and Power Explained 1 - Added 10/26/20Crawford Tue, 2/16/21 41:30 PM3:00 PM $15.00
This is the first course in a series of two that provide an overview of how we obtain and utilize energy, past, present and future. Presented by Professor Wysession from the Great Courses.
the Arts - For Love of Film: Potpourri - Added 10/26/20Smith Mon, 3/1/21 31:00 PM2:00 PM $7.50
Join us for For Love Of Film: Potpourri. Based on the book club model, the assigned movies will be discussed using prepared questions at the beginning of each class. The next film will be introduced at the end of the hour followed by a film short. I will be selecting well reviewed movies that are free to Amazon Prime members. You will need to provide your own popcorn and brownies for the class. See you at the movies!
Science and Technology - Science of Energy-Resources and Power Explained 2 - Added 10/26/20Crawford Tue, 3/23/21 41:30 PM3:00 PM $15.00
This is the second course in a series of two that provide an overview of how we obtain and utilize energy, past, present and future. Presented by Professor Wysession from the Great Courses.
Health and Better Living - How Digital Technology Shapes Us II - Added 10/26/20Putzeys Mon, 3/29/21 610:30 AM11:30 AM $15.00
This course is second in a series led by Dr. Roberto Putzeys, a retired radiation oncologist. The 24 lectures are in the two courses are by Dr. D. Viskontas. This course provides a synthesis of various aspects of brain science, computer science, psychology, ethics evolution and art, to give much needed information on how society is being affected profoundly by advances in digital technology.
History and Geography - Explore the History and Scenery of Wales - Added 10/24/20Davis Wed, 3/31/21 21:00 PM2:30 PM $7.50
This course draws on lectures by Professor Patrick Allitt in The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales. These lectures will be supplemented with a variety of contemporary videos and travel information. Take a virtual tour in a canal boat from Ellesmere to Llangollen. Learn how to say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!
Literature and Language - The Great American Read: Pride and Prejudice - Added 10/23/20Sullivan Fri, 4/2/21 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
Coming in on the PBS Great American Read as the third most beloved book, Jane Austen's classic work is a novel of manners. She initially wrote it anonymously because of the social mores of her time. Writing a novel was not considered appropriate for a woman to do in the late 1700s. Did you know that reading this book was prescribed as an antidote to the horrors of both WWI and WWII? After reading this book, try one of the many movies that have been made based upon it. You are encouraged to do as much or as little research on the novels/authors as you wish and to bring what you learn to our class. The class size is limited to 12 to allow participation by all its members.
Literature and Language - The Great American Read: 1984 - Added 10/23/20Sullivan Fri, 5/7/21 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
It is considered one of the best dystopian/science fiction novels of all time and it ranked sixth on the PBS Great American Read list. Many of the situations we encounter in our daily lives were foreshawdowed by Orwell and he would recognize them. This book provides a foundation for a discussion about the rights and responsibilities of governments around the globe. As with many of the books on this list, a movie is available for your viewing. You are encouraged to do as much or as little research on the novels/authors as you wish and to bring what you learn to our class. The class size is limited to 12 to allow participation by all its members.
the Arts - Learning Without Limits: Musicians and Artists Who Overcame... - Added 10/9/20Satterfield Fri, 2/5/21 41:30 PM3:30 PM $20.00
This course will explore musicians who overcame obstacles to succeed in their field. These obstacles include physical limitations, racial discrimination, and religious persecution. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the lives of inspirational musicians like Beethoven, Bedrich Smetana, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and Gabriel Faure, who composed musical masterpieces even after losing their hearing; Scott Joplin, William Grant Still, and Wynton Marsalis, who succeeded despite racial barriers of their time; and Ernest Bloch and numerous Jewish composers whose music was silenced with the rise of Nazism.
Science and Technology - Tech Topics - Added 10/5/20Davis Thu, 4/22/21 110:00 AM11:30 AM $3.75
Tech Topics are online workshops that include short presentations, tutorials, tech tips, and answers to your technology questions. Send questions in advance to improve your chance of getting useful answers! Or bring them to the online workshop -- we will do our best. Think of these sessions like meeting casually in a coffee house.
the Arts - Watercolor in Nature 1 - Added 3/6/21Craggs Wed, 5/12/21 61:00 PM3:00 PM $30.00
This series will emphasize simple landscapes. Our focus will be on the artistic interpretation of our favorite Florida trees.
Science and Technology - The Science of Information 1 - Its Beginnings - Added 3/2/21Holloran Fri, 3/5/21 710:30 AM12:00 PM $22.50
Generating, transporting storing and securing of information are central to every aspect of our daily lives in the 21st Century. This course is the first in a series of courses about the theoretical underpinnings of these processes. It is based in part on lectures from one of The Great Courses by Professor Benjamin Schumacher: The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes. In this course we will focus on: 1) the initial development of information theory; 2) its basic concepts; and 3) the theories that establish the requirements and limitations associated with transporting, storing and securing our information.
Health and Better Living - Summertime and the Cooking is Easy - Added 3/1/21Patterson Mon, 7/12/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
Summer is here. Keep cooking simple and keep the kitchen cool. This course includes plans for seasonal cooking, simple techniques for tasty and nutrient-rich meals, and strategies to cook once, eat twice, and then repurpose the left-overs for a third meal. Learn to prepare soups and a variety of entrees to warm-up or eat chilled. Explore a variety of ingredients to use in more than one recipe.
Health and Better Living - Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are - Added 2/23/21Bunker Wed, 5/12/21 710:30 AM12:00 PM $26.25
Avoid costly mistakes when traveling abroad, With this course based on one of The Great Courses, it should help anyone such as traveling as tourist or business person to navigate other cultures. Understand how people in other cultures live so that your traveling experience would be gratifying at the same time avoiding common mistakes. Learn how to mingle so you do not look as sore-thumb. Again your input from past experiences are most welcome.
Health and Better Living - Beer 1 - Added 2/23/21Hautanen Thu, 5/20/21 31:30 PM3:00 PM $11.25
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Health and Better Living - Hearing Aid Technology - Added 2/23/21Rosier Tue, 7/13/21 11:00 PM3:00 PM $5.00
An in depth update on what is new in hearing aid technology and how artificial intelligence is being used in hearing and other medical devices today.
Literature and Language - The Great American Read 4 - Added 2/23/21Sullivan Thu, 8/26/21 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
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History and Geography - Great Tours of North Ireland and Irish Culture - Added 2/16/21Kelly Thu, 8/5/21 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
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History and Geography - Great Tours of Ireland's History - Added 2/15/21Holloran Tue, 5/11/21 21:30 PM3:00 PM $7.50
This course provides an overview of Irish History from its Neolithic Period to today. It is based primarily on lectures from one of the Great Courses: Great Tours of Ireland by Professor Marc Conner, President of Skidmore College.
History and Geography - Great Tours of Ireland in Dublin - Added 2/15/21Holloran Tue, 5/25/21 21:30 PM3:00 PM $7.50
This course introduces you to Dublin, the Republic of Ireland capitol and largest city. It is based primarily on lectures from one of the Great Courses: Great Tours of Ireland by Professor Marc Conner, President of Skidmore College.
History and Geography - Great Tours of Ireland Outside of Dublin - Added 2/15/21Holloran Tue, 6/8/21 41:30 PM3:00 PM $15.00
This course introduces you to the rest of the Republic of Ireland. It is based primarily on lectures from one of the Great Courses: Great Tours of Ireland by Professor Marc Conner, President of Skidmore College.
Literature and Language - How to Read Shakespeare 2 - Added 2/15/21Kelly Tue, 6/15/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
The Ocala Civic Theatre recently presented a play- I Hate Hamlet. It was a comedy. Maybe you feel the same way about Shakespeare in general or remember the days when, in order to understand what was going on, you had to use Lamb’s Simple Version or Cliff Notes. The fact is that although the world honors and encourages us to read Shakespeare, his plays are difficult, demanding, and even strange. This course seeks to make Shakespeare understandable to the general reader. It starts with a simple premise: Shakespeare actually teaches us how to understand his plays. He gives us clues and tools at every step of the way that can help us unlock the mysteries of his art. Come with me to explore this new approach presented by an excellent Great Course instructor, whose aim is to help you read and understand Shakespeare. We will gather the tools for understanding comedy, tragedy, and the history plays. I will supplement the classes with my experiences at Stratford-on-Avon and my own research into the bard.
Literature and Language - Shakespeare: How to Read and Understand 3 - Added 2/15/21Kelly Tue, 7/13/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
The Ocala Civic Theatre recently presented a play- I Hate Hamlet. It was a comedy. Maybe you feel the same way about Shakespeare in general or remember the days when, in order to understand what was going on, you had to use Lamb’s Simple Version or Cliff Notes. The fact is that although the world honors and encourages us to read Shakespeare, his plays are difficult, demanding, and even strange. This course seeks to make Shakespeare understandable to the general reader. It starts with a simple premise: Shakespeare actually teaches us how to understand his plays. He gives us clues and tools at every step of the way that can help us unlock the mysteries of his art. Come with me to explore this new approach presented by an excellent Great Course instructor, whose aim is to help you read and understand Shakespeare. We will gather the tools for understanding comedy, tragedy, and the history plays. I will supplement the classes with my experiences at Stratford-on-Avon and my own research into the bard.
Literature and Language - Shakespeare: How to Read and Understand 4 - Added 2/15/21Kelly Tue, 8/3/21 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
The Ocala Civic Theatre recently presented a play- I Hate Hamlet. It was a comedy. Maybe you feel the same way about Shakespeare in general or remember the days when, in order to understand what was going on, you had to use Lamb’s Simple Version or Cliff Notes. The fact is that although the world honors and encourages us to read Shakespeare, his plays are difficult, demanding, and even strange. This course seeks to make Shakespeare understandable to the general reader. It starts with a simple premise: Shakespeare actually teaches us how to understand his plays. He gives us clues and tools at every step of the way that can help us unlock the mysteries of his art. Come with me to explore this new approach presented by an excellent Great Course instructor, whose aim is to help you read and understand Shakespeare. We will gather the tools for understanding comedy, tragedy, and the history plays. I will supplement the classes with my experiences at Stratford-on-Avon and my own research into the bard.
History and Geography - Tour of England 1 - Added 2/14/21Kelly Thu, 5/13/21 210:30 AM12:00 PM $7.50
Come with me for another great tour - this time to England. We will visit places and areas deserving your attention, taking in some details of their history and anecdotes about people we might have heard of but really did not know. Certain themes are sustained throughout the course. One is the development of political stability, as a constitutional monarchy displaced the absolute monarchy of the Tudors and early Stuarts in the revolutions of the 17th century. A second theme is the diversity of regional characteristics, which are reflected in strong local accents and an intense loyalty to particular localities. A third theme is the influence of powerful personalities, such as Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill. We will also look at modern England. This course is in the same vane as the tour of France. I do hope to do others- such as a tour of Spain, tour of Italy, and maybe even Russia.
History and Geography - Tour of England 2 - Added 2/14/21Kelly Thu, 6/10/21 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
Come with me for another great tour - this time to England. We will visit places and areas deserving your attention, taking in some details of their history and anecdotes about people we might have heard of but really did not know. Certain themes are sustained throughout the course. One is the development of political stability, as a constitutional monarchy displaced the absolute monarchy of the Tudors and early Stuarts in the revolutions of the 17th century. A second theme is the diversity of regional characteristics, which are reflected in strong local accents and an intense loyalty to particular localities. A third theme is the influence of powerful personalities, such as Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill. We will also look at modern England. This course is in the same vane as the tour of France. I do hope to do others- such as a tour of Spain, tour of Italy, and maybe even Russia.
History and Geography - Tour of England 3 - Added 2/14/21Kelly Thu, 7/8/21 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
Come with me for another great tour - this time to England. We will visit places and areas deserving your attention, taking in some details of their history and anecdotes about people we might have heard of but really did not know. Certain themes are sustained throughout the course. One is the development of political stability, as a constitutional monarchy displaced the absolute monarchy of the Tudors and early Stuarts in the revolutions of the 17th century. A second theme is the diversity of regional characteristics, which are reflected in strong local accents and an intense loyalty to particular localities. A third theme is the influence of powerful personalities, such as Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill. We will also look at modern England. This course is in the same vane as the tour of France. I do hope to do others- such as a tour of Spain, tour of Italy, and maybe even Russia.
the Arts - For the Love of Film 1 - Added 1/29/21Smith Mon, 5/10/21 31:00 PM2:00 PM $7.50
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the Arts - For the Love of Film 2 - Added 1/29/21Smith Mon, 7/12/21 31:00 PM2:00 PM $7.50
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History and Geography - World War II - 2 - Blitzkrieg & China - Added 1/27/21Holloran Fri, 5/14/21 210:30 AM12:00 PM $7.50
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History and Geography - World War II - 3 - More Blitzkrieg & Indochina - Added 1/27/21Holloran Fri, 5/28/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
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History and Geography - World War II - 4 - Battle of Britain & Indochina - Added 1/27/21Holloran Fri, 6/18/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
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History and Geography - World War II - 5 - Battle of the Atlantic & Operation Barbarossa - Added 1/27/21Holloran Fri, 7/9/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
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History and Geography - World War II - 7 - The Turning Points - Added 1/27/21Holloran Fri, 8/13/21 310:30 AM12:00 PM $11.25
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Topical Issues - Great Decisions 2021 - 2 - Added 1/10/21Coffey Wed, 2/17/21 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
Great Decisions is a nonpartisan education program on the remaining 4 major foreign policy challenges currently facing Americans: 5) China’s role in Africa; 6) The Korean Peninsula; 7) Roles of international organizations in a global pandemic; 8) The End of Globalization? Each Zoom class will overview the topic and have class discussion and view 1/2 hour video on each topic. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to purchase the Great Decisions 2021 book (about $35) at the Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org) or Amazon.com. Lecture notes will be emailed in advance and posted on coffeynotes.com.
Science and Technology - Using the Apple Pages App - Added 1/1/21Davis Wed, 5/5/21 110:00 AM11:30 AM $3.75
This workshop will explore the basic features of Pages, the Apple word processor and page layout application. Pages is available in every Apple Mac, iPad, iPhone, and in iCloud. While optimized for the Mac, Microsoft PC users can use the iCloud version of Pages. The workshop will cover Pages essentials and focus on using formatting tools to work with text, tables, and images. These tools are the same in other Apple productivity apps, including Numbers and Keynote. So, what you learn here will give you a head start on learning these other apps.

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