Senior Learners, Inc.

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Classes

    • October 24, 2019
    • 3:45 PM
    • December 12, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Tai Chi
    * Edward Potter
    * Thursday
    * 24-oct-19 to 12-dec-19
    * 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
    * $17.50

    This class will focus on the Yang style short forms of Tai Chi, including the 8, 16, and 24. It is recommended for new students, as well as those who are still learning the short forms. 

    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:

    By email at: info@SeniorLearners.org

    By mail at: Senior Learners, Inc.

    3001 S.W. College Road, PMB No. 210 OCALA FL 34474-4415

    By phone: (352) 239-8780


    • October 31, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 12, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    IMPERFECT IDEAL Utopian and Dystopian Visions

    * Jim Coleman

    * Thursday

    * 31-oct-19 to 12-dec-19

    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    * $30.00


    Throughout the ages, people have looked at their communities and dreamed of how they could be perfected. But such dreams, no matter how well-intentioned, can result in conditions far worse than what came before. The selections in Imperfect Ideal illustrate the best and worst of these utopian and dystopian visions, challenging readers to address the perennial questions of how society should be structured and governed, as well as what kind of communities are the most conducive to human fulfillment, both privately and in the civic arena. In addition to reading the book we will be seeing half-hour tapes entitled: Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature. For the FIRST session please read: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, by Ursula Le Guin. We will need a minimum of 10 and up to a maximum of 20 for the class to be held. The book Imperfect Ideal may be ordered from The Great Books Foundation (800-222-5870) or as the Kindle Edition from Amazon.

    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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

    mail: Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474-4415

    phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • November 14, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • December 12, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Ancient America - Southwest North America

    * Rich Hautanen

    * Thursday

    * 14-nov-19 to 12-dec-19

    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    * $20.00


    A broad look at the first peoples of the Southwest of North America, and the civilizations that arose there up to first contact with Europeans. We will utilize The Great Courses lecture series Ancient Civilizations of North America by Edwin Barnhart, the same professor we have seen in previous courses on Mesoamerica and South America.

    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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

    mail: Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474-4415

    phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • November 18, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 16, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    The New Science of Optimal Health - The Social Factors

    * Evelyn Kelly

    * Monday

    * 18-nov-19 to 16-dec-19

    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    * $20.00


    This course analyzes the social and ecological factors that are thought to be critical to health and disease, including socioeconomic status and social support. This course is based in part on lectures from Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health. It focuses on the social pathways that affect our health. Although it is desirable, it is not necessary to take all of the courses in this series. Provisions will be made for those who did not take the earlier courses to still benefit from this course.

    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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

    mail: Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474-4415

    phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • December 04, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 18, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Human and Cultural Geography II

    * William Crawford

    * Wednesday

    * 04-dec-19 to 18-dec-19

    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    * $15.00

    This course is a continuation of the Spring Term course at the request of its students. The macro science of geography has always been an interest of mine. This course is drawn from the Great Courses on the above subject by Professor Paul Robbins of the University of Wisconsin. He covers subjects such as human effects on the environment, population growth, agricultural practices, urbanization, climate change and more. Provisions will be made for those who did not take the earlier course to still benefit from this course.

    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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

    mail: Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474-4415

    phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • December 06, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • December 13, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    All About Chocolate with Tastings

    * Bob Holloran

    * Friday

    * 06-dec-19 to 13-dec-19

    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    * $10.00


    All aspects of chocolate will be addressed: what it is; its history; where it comes from; how it is made; why we like it; what part is good for us; and what part can cause problems. In addition to true chocolate bars, we will be tasting some bars with added ingredients, which is now the trend in chocolate. These tastings will expand your horizons and palate, as well as provide the vocabulary for describing the multitude of flavors in chocolate. Various chocolate baked goods, sauces, spreads and drinks will also be tasted and their recipes will be shared. Throughout the course Bob will share his experience in making and marketing organic-certified, raw chocolates spreads. There will be nominal additional fee to cover the costs to conduct the tastings.

    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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

    mail: Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474-4415

    phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • December 16, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Tech Clinic - What You Need to Know Giving, Receiving or Using a Computer

    * Rich Hautanen

    * Monday

    * 16-dec-19 to 16-dec-19

    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    * $5.00

    This course will start with an explanation of the differences and relative advantages of laptop, All-in-One and other types of desktop computers and the operating systems that run on them. The rest of this course will include a short review of the basic features of a Windows 10 computer, with additional discussion of more topics such as security and virus protection, and new features like virtual desktops. We will also discuss common productivity apps, such as word processors and spreadsheets, and pros and cons of using free versions of those versus using Microsoft Office.

    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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

    mail: Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474-4415

    phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • December 17, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Senior Learners Holiday Party

    * Evelyn Kelly

    * Tuesday

    * 17-dec-19 to 17-dec-19

    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    * $5.00

    Come for some great fun and terrific food (including Bob's famous flourless chocolate cake). See you there.

    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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

    mail: Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474-4415

    phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • December 18, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Ancient Texts in Context: How Much Can We Know About Historical Figures from the Distant Past?

    * Ron Cooper

    * Wednesday

    * 18-dec-19 to 18-dec-19

    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    * $5.00


    Creating a understanding of a famous person from the ancient world is a difficult and tricky task. We will consider one of the most famous people of all time, Jesus of Nazareth, and look at what ancient texts--scriptural and secular--really say (and do not say) about him.

    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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

    mail: Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474-4415

    phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • January 06, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    FREE 2020 Spring Term Kickoff Party

    • Gwynn Pealer
    • Monday
    • 06-jan-20 to 06-jan-20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $0.00

    Members, current students and prospective students will have an opportunity to learn more about the Spring Term courses from the instructors. As with all of our parties, come for the fun, socializing and goodies.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 06, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Protecting the Integrity of Voting in Marion County

    • Wesley Wilcox
    • Monday
    • 06-jan-20 to 06-jan-20
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $0.00

    Marion County Supervisor of Elections, Wesley Wilcox, CERA will discuss how Florida Elections are run and why voters can cast their ballot with confidence knowing their vote is secure and accurate. Participants will be prepared for the upcoming elections and have the opportunity to ask any election-related questions.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • January 28, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    IMPERFECT IDEAL Utopian and Dystopian Visions 2

    • Jim Coleman
    • Tuesday
    • 07-jan-20 to 28-jan-20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $20.00

    Throughout the ages, people have looked at their communities and dreamed of how they could be perfected. But such dreams, no matter how well-intentioned, can result in conditions far worse than what came before. The selections in Imperfect Ideals illustrate the best and worst of these utopian and dystopian visions, challenging readers to address the perennial questions of how society should be structured and governed, as well as what kind of community is most conducive to human fulfillment, both privately and in the civic arena. In addition to reading the book, we will be seeing half-hour videos entitled: Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature. The book: Imperfect Ideal, may be ordered from the Great Books Foundation at GreatBooks.org. A minimum of 10 students is required for this course.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 07, 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Introducing an Office Without Walls, Doors, or Windows

    • Daniel Buerke
    • Tuesday
    • 07-jan-20 to 07-jan-20
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $5.00

    This is the first of four courses on a suite of applications or computer software, useful for organizing your day. No requisite skills or knowledge is required. Just an interest in experiencing a different way of looking at your finances, your lists, your clubs, your presentations, and myriad other interests in your life. Our first interactive discussions will provide an overview of the core applications of LibreOffice (we will refer to them as tools); Calc, Base, Writer, and Impress. You will learn where, and how, to download a free copy of the open-platform suite of applications. A copy of the references will be provided at each session. Feel free to bring your Windows, Mac, IOS, and/or Android device if you like.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 08, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Science Surprises

    • Gwynn Pealer
    • Wednesday
    • 08-jan-20 to 08-jan-20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $5.00

    For biology enthusiasts, this course will be whatever videos, articles, websites I have found interesting. It is sort of an in-person blog instead of an online blog!

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 08, 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • February 12, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    U.S. History from the Civil War to WW I

    • Richard Kirk
    • Wednesday
    • 08-jan-20 to 12-feb-20
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $30.00

    The period from the end of the Civil War to World War I was a defining moment in United States history. From the trauma and pain of the Reconstruction era, the nation struggled to become unified once again. We will follow the progress of the nation as it moves through industrialization, the fight for civil rights, the Progressive movement and the imperial age. This is also the era in which the United States begins to take a more hands-on approach to world affairs. Learn about individuals such as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Andrew Carnegie, John Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 13, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Science, Faith and Humanity

    • Burton Stephens
    • Thursday
    • 09-jan-20 to 13-feb-20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $30.00

    This course examines scientific evidence to substantiate claims of the existence of a universal god or GOD. It looks at the historical conflicts between emerging science and claims of the existence of such a god and how attempts have been made to integrate the scientific theories and faith in a god. We will examine unique characteristics of our earth that permit life and presence of humans and the likelihood that there are other locations in this or alternative universes of such goldilocks zones which would permit life as we know it. We will look at brain functions of those who experience spirituality and near death experiences and even death. Finally we will look at the relationships between these elusive concepts and a god and consciousness and attempt to see if there is any consensus that there is sufficient scientific evidence to reasonably conclude that God exists or is merely a matter of faith.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 09, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • February 06, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    The Craft of Painting in Acrylics Making Color Sing

    • Thom Thomas
    • Thursday
    • 09-jan-20 to 06-feb-20
    • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • $25.00

    This course is a continuation of the Fall Term Acrylic Painting course. It explores step-by-step fundamental techniques to develop your skills in color mixing, painting transparent and opaque washes, applying strokes to create texture, and applying flat color tones with acrylic paints. Participants should have some basic experience painting with other wet mediums (oils, watercolor, markers, or ink; but it is not necessary. The class exercises will give participants first-hand techniques for applying color to create monochromatic, complementary, analogous composition using pure color, tints by adding white and shades by adding complements to create value and color harmony. Prerequisite: Participants should have a working knowledge of the primary (yellow, red, and blue) and secondary (orange, green, and violet) colors on the basic color wheel and the color schemes (complementary, analogous, split complement). Information about the required materials will be provided upon registration.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 09, 2020
    • 3:15 PM
    • February 13, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Tai Chi

    • Edward Potter
    • Thursday
    • 09-jan-20 to 13-feb-20
    • 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
    • $15.00

    This class is ongoing, and new students may join at any time. It is recommended, but not required, that they first attend the Beginners Tai Chi course. The Thursday class will continue with the practice of the 8 and 16 Yang style short forms, and progress along to include the 24 and 32 forms.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 10, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • January 24, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

    • Bob Holloran
    • Friday
    • 10-jan-20 to 24-jan-20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $15.00

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the best-known astrophysicists. This course draws upon six lectures from his Inexplicable Universe - Unsolved Mysteries course from The Great Courses. These self-contained lectures transport you on a marvelous journey to the frontiers of the known (and unknown) universe and introduce you to tantalizing questions being addressed by the world’s top scientists. The lectures will be supplemented from other sources including many SLI courses Bob has taught that went into depth on these topics.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 10, 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • January 31, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Spanish for Seniors 101

    • Jean Scheppers
    • Friday
    • 10-jan-20 to 31-jan-20
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $20.00

    Do you want to learn to speak Spanish? This is a step by step entry-level Spanish course that will get you started. In this course we will cover the following topics: meeting people, telling time, talking about classes and professions, and asking questions. We will cover the following vocabulary: greetings and goodbyes, numbers, names, classes, professions, and locations. We will use this vocabulary as we learn the following grammar: How to use subject pronouns, how to use a verb chart in the present tense, introduction to how to use to be in Spanish, how to use the Spanish articles for the and a, and how to form questions. We will have in-class activities and conversations in Spanish, and there will take home practice activities to help you improve your skills.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 24, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Beginner Tai Chi

    • Edward Potter
    • Monday
    • 13-jan-20 to 24-feb-20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $30.00

    This 6 week class is ideal for new tai chi students, as well as those seeking a refresher course before moving onto the next level. Practice will focus primarily on the Yang style 8 and 16 short forms.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 13, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • February 17, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    For Love of Film: Dance, Dance, Dance

    • Elaine Smith
    • Monday
    • 13-jan-20 to 17-feb-20
    • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • $25.00

    Join us in viewing and discussing films that show the power of dance in films: Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze, White Nights starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines, All That Jazz starring Roy Scheider and Jessica Lange, Shall We Dance starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, and finishing with Grease starring local celebrity John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Popcorn will be provided to enhance the viewing experience.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 14, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Using Voice Commands with Computers, Smartphones and Tablets

    • Rich Hautanen
    • Tuesday
    • 14-jan-20 to 14-jan-20
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $5.00

    Tips and tricks for using the voice command feature effectively on various computers, smartphones and tablets. Will focus on the fab four of digital assistants; Apple - Siri, Windows 10 - Cortana, Android - Google Now, and Amazon - Alexa, but the basic concepts should apply to all simlar apps. Will include tips for phrasing commands to get the best results, what kinds of things the digital assitants are good at, and the most common uses of digital assistants.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 04, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Great Decisions 2020

    • Joe Coffey
    • Wednesday
    • 15-jan-20 to 04-mar-20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $40.00

    Great Decisions is America’s oldest and largest civic-education nonpartisan education program on foreign policy challenges currently facing Americans. The foreign policy challenges for 2020 that we will study are: Climate Change and the Global Order, India and Pakistan, Red Sea Security and global oil trade, Combatting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, U.S. Relations with Central America and illegal immigration, China’s growing influence in Latin America, The Philippines pivot to China and away from US, and Artificial Intelligence boom and Data security.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 21, 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • January 28, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Mac Essentials

    • Phil Davis
    • Tuesday
    • 21-jan-20 to 28-jan-20
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $10.00

    The first session of this two-week course will focus on understanding the key features of the Mac. You will learn how to organize and find files, how to use built-in apps to perform basic tasks, and how to configure the computer for better performance. You will learn how to protect your important files and what to do when trouble strikes. The second session will provide you with tips, tools, and techniques to help you use your Mac more effectively. Learn to use productivity apps, how to free yourself of clutter, and how to protect your important files. Learn more about what to do when trouble strikes. It does not matter if you are a beginner or a long-time Mac user, there are always new things to learn (or re-learn). Workshops are a mixture of presentations, demonstrations, and exercises. If you have a laptop bring it with you to class. Class participants will be provided with links to a variety of useful resources and tutorials.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • January 31, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 07, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Ancient Roman Water Projects

    • Bob Holloran
    • Friday
    • 31-jan-20 to 07-feb-20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $10.00

    Roman waterworks represented a new level of technological sophistication in aqueducts and comfort for Roman citizens in its baths. We will explore both using lectures by Professor Stephen Ressler from his Understanding Greek and Roman Technology …. course.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • February 04, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 25, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    The Black Death, an Introduction

    • Antonio Bunker
    • Tuesday
    • 04-feb-20 to 25-feb-20
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $20.00

    With the assistance of The Great Courses: The Black Death by Professor Dorsey Armstrong, we will explore one of the most catastrophic events with widespread death and destruction occurring in 1347–1451 when the Plague swept thru Medieval Europe. It is estimated that 1/3–1/2 of the population died, in numbers approximately 25–50 million individuals to include the rich, the poor, the religious, and the powerful. We will explore what were the circumstances that possibly led to this disaster, what were the social and medical resources at the time, how did the Plague move from place to place, what was its cause? Could this happen again? Of note, we will, at times, view some very graphic representations of what happened.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • February 04, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 10, 2020
    • TBD
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    IMPERFECT IDEAL Utopian and Dystopian Visions 3

    • Jim Coleman
    • Tuesday
    • 04-feb-20 to 10-mar-20
    • 10:00 to 12:00
    • $30.00

    See course description for IMPERFECT IDEAL Utopian and Dystopian Visions 2.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • February 04, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Tech Clinic: Android Smart Phones and Tablets

    • Rich Hautanen
    • Tuesday
    • 04-feb-20 to 04-feb-20
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $5.00

    This course will describe and demonstrate the basic physical features of Android phones and tablets, as well as settings and commonly used apps. We will also go over use of the user interface and the different screens. We will also discuss security, use of the app store, and managing your apps in general for good performance without unecessarily draining your battery or going over your data limit.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • February 07, 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • February 28, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Spanish for Seniors 102

    • Jean Scheppers
    • Friday
    • 07-feb-20 to 28-feb-20
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $20.00

    This course is a continuation of Spanish 102, but Spanish 101 is not required before taking this course. You can start your Spanish learning journey by taking this course. In this course we will cover the following topics: Making weekend plans with friends, days, dates, birthdays, and likes and dislikes. We will cover the following vocabulary: the verb: to like, days and months, and weekend activities. We will use this vocabulary as we learn the following grammar: how to use the verbs that mean: to want and to go, how to use regular verbs that end in -ar in the present tense, how gender is used with nouns, and how to use possessive pronouns. We will have in-class activities and conversations in Spanish, and there will take home practice activities to help you improve your skills.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • February 11, 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Calc: Because You Only Have Ten Fingers and Toes

    • Daniel Buerke
    • Tuesday
    • 11-feb-20 to 11-feb-20
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $5.00

    This course will focus on one of the key LibreOffice tools: Calc. Calc is a virtual worksheet; similar to the green and buff colored paper worksheets used to organize and tabulate numbers. Calc is dissimilar in that it can accommodate 1,048,576 line items (records) and 1,024 columns (months, years, or other views of the records). Calc, as its name declares, can calculate many answers from the numbers; subtotals, grand totals, averages, percentages and other useful information from the many combinations of records and columns. In this introductory session, we will look at navigating the virtual worksheet, adding formulas, sorting and filtering records, and formatting the screen and printed reports.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • February 13, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • March 12, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    The Craft of Drawing Faces Part 2

    • Thom Thomas
    • Thursday
    • 13-feb-20 to 12-mar-20
    • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • $25.00

    This course is a continuation of Fall Term The Craft of Drawing Faces course. It was developed to assist participants with drawing the human face in profile and three-quarter view. Seeing and understanding facial proportions are reviewed to establish fixed relationships for correct proportions and placements of facial features in profile view, by understanding the contours of the face that remain constant. Participants will apply tone to create shadows based on the direction of light on the face. Materials: Sketch paper and pencil, charcoal, ink pen or any other drawing medium you choose.

    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 Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • February 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 13, 2020
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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