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Classes

    • October 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 13, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### Keeping Things Whole: Readings in Environmental Science
    * Jim Coleman
    * Thursday
    * 4-oct-18 to 13-dec-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $50.00

    Wholeness is the key theme of the anthology on environment. We are one with the natural world, not just with the millions of other living species with whom we share it. But, we are also with the elements of air, water and earth of which we are composed. Sometimes we need to stand back and view our world in perspective - from the beginnings of the universe to the littleness of our affairs. Olaf Stapledon once wrote: ...and on the skin of this little grain all the swarms of men and women have lived in labor and blindness with intermittent joy and intermittent lucidity of spirit. It is that lucidity of spirit that this book celebrates. We will be reading some twenty writings (10 in the FALL; ten in the SPRING) beginning with Katahdin by Thoreau and ending with Dimensions of Deformity by Gordon Miller. In addition we will be seeing a DVD on the Environment. The book Keeping Things Whole may be purchased from the Great Books Foundation (1-800-222-5870). Also, you should purchase Pilgrim at Thinker Creek (explanation to follow in class). There will be a charge for printing. 

    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.

    • October 31, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • December 12, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Registration is closed

    ### Understanding the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights
    * Russ Harding
    * Wednesday
    * 31-oct-18 to 12-dec-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    This course is a basic introduction to our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Topics of discussion will include the Founding Fathers and the Constitutional Convention, original interpretations vs the living constitution and how the miracle of 1787 affects your life today. Included in the class will be a step-by-step analysis of the Constitution from the Preamble through the first ten amendments, which became the Bill of Rights. 

    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 02, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • November 30, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### Masterworks in Music: Landmark Symphonies, Operas, Concerti, and Chamber Compositions
    * Sarah Satterfield
    * Friday
    * 2-nov-18 to 30-nov-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $20.00

    This course will explore masterworks in music including landmark symphonies, operas, concerti, and chamber compositions. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the structure and history of each type of music, as well as to listen to recordings that illustrate the evolution of these genres. 

    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 07, 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • December 12, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### Fringe Science
    * Burton Stephens
    * Wednesday
    * 7-nov-18 to 12-dec-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (starting Nov 14 sessions begin at 9:30)
    * $25.00

    Our understanding of our world and the universe is increasing exponentially. We now have powerful tools for exploring phenomena that were in the realm of science fiction only a few years ago. In this course we will examine our scientific understanding about what we know and do not know about a number of topics that may become mainstream in a few years. These include: teleportation, time travel, parallel universes, extra-sensory perception, artificial intelligence/singularity, and bionic men, women and pets. 

    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 08, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • November 15, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Beginner Tai Chi 3

    • Edward Potter
    • Thursday
    • 08-nov–18 to 15-nov–18
    • 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • $10.00

    This class is recommended for new students as well as those who are still learning the Yang 8 & 16 short forms of Tai Chi. The instructor weaves into the practice some insights into Chinese culture and history based on his personal experience of living and teaching in China.

    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. 


    • November 15, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112

    ### HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: Its Origins and Course 
    * Bryant Shaw
    * Thursday
    * 15-nov-18 to 15-nov-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    AIDS is the leading cause of death from infectious disease in sub-Saharan Africa, far outpacing malaria and Ebola. The sub-Saharan region accounts for about 70% of the global total of those suffering from this disease. When and where did this disease originate? How did it spread to the human population? Why was Africa hit so hard? This presentation covers the origin and spread of HIV/AIDS and the social, political, economic and medical conditions that make AIDS so prevalent 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.

    • November 16, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 14, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### How the English Language Evolved Prior to 1600 
    * Bob Holloran
    * Friday
    * 16-nov-18 to 14-dec-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $20.00

    Historical linguists and archelogists have traced the beginnings of English, and many other modern languages, to a group of nomads who lived north of the Black Sea about 2500 BCE. They tamed horses and invented the wheel, which allowed their descendants to migrate from original territory in every direction. With time their languages evolved in these regions into new languages, of which one became Old English We will follow this trail to the English of Shakespeare with the help of lectures by several professors from The Great Courses. 

    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 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112

    Cancelled


    ### Four Diseases United in Misery: Diabetes
    * Roberto Putzeys
    * Monday
    * 26-nov-18 to 26-nov-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    Dr. Roberto Putzeys, a retired oncology radiologist shares his perspective on four diseases, which so often accompany each other, causing seniors pain and misery. This course focuses on diabetes.Four Diseases United in Misery: Diabetes 

    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 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 10, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Beginner Tai Chi 4

    • Edward Potter
    • Thursday
    • 26-nov–18 to 10-dec–18
    • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • $15.00

    This class is recommended for new students as well as those who are still learning the Yang 8 & 16 short forms of Tai Chi. The instructor weaves into the practice some insights into Chinese culture and history based on his personal experience of living and teaching in China.

    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. 


    • November 26, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • December 10, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### For Love of Film: Neil Simon Film Festival
    * Elaine Smith
    * Monday
    * 26-nov-18 to 10-dec-18
    * 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    * $15.00

    Neil Simon wrote stories about the human condition that have made us laugh and made us cry. Join us in viewing and discussing three of his gems: Barefoot in the Park starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, The Odd Couple starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau and The Goodbye Girl starring Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss. 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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### Travel, Culture and Beyond: Brazil - The Amazing Amazon
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Tuesday
    * 27-nov-18 to 27-nov-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    Have you ever wonder what piranha soup might taste like? Well- come with me on a fabulous 8-day cruise of the Amazon. We embark at the port of Manaus- the place where the rubber barons brought their materials from the jungle. We will explore the two rivers that meet to make the Amazon- and the mysterious fact that they travel side-by-side for 6 miles without mixing. Excursions into the jungle will tell you how the natives live and survive in the harsh climate. You will also look at some of the flora and fauna of the region. I will even take you fishing for piranha (I did not catch one). 

    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 27, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • December 04, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### More About Chocolate with Tastings
    * Bob Holloran
    * Tuesday
    * 27-nov-18 to 04-dec-18
    * 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. Each class includes tasting a variety of chocolate bars. These tastings will expand your horizons and palate, as well as provide the vocabulary for describing the multitude of flavors in chocolate. In addition to chocolate bars, various recipes of chocolate baked goods, sauces, spreads and drinks will be tasted and shared. Throughout the course Bob Holloran will share his experience in making and commercially marketing organic-certified, raw chocolates spreads. A nominal additional fee will cover tasting costs. 

    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 29, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • December 06, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### Law School for Seniors: Civil Procedure II
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Thursday
    * 29-nov-18 to 06-dec-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $10.00

    These two sessions are the ending in the series of Civil Procedure. We will culminate by looking at the civil jury trial and appeals. 

    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, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### Science Surprises 4
    * Gwynn Pealer
    * Tuesday
    * 4-dec-18 to 04-dec-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    For biology enthusiasts, this monthly class 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:

    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, 2018
    • 12:15 PM
    • December 11, 2018
    • CF building 20 room 109
    Register

    Chair Yoga

    4-dec-18 to 11-dec-18

    instructor: Claudia Saldarriaga 

    • December 07, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • December 14, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### The Value of Playing Games
    * Judith Sherwood
    * Friday
    * 7-dec-18 to 14-dec-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $10.00

    Card Games (samba, canasta, pinochle, euchre-), Board games (Ticket to Ride, Clue, Parcheesi), Domino games (Mexican Train and Chicken Foot) and favorites like Sequence and Rummikub have benefits beyond their intrinsic value of fun and play. Playing games is not a waste of time or only for children. Older adults can benefit from the social, emotional, and cognitive value of engaging in game playing regularly. Socializing can be a powerful way to inject more fun into your life. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Expect to participate in playing games at each session.

    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 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Mastering Black and White Photography

    Bruce Bouley
    Tuesday
    11-dec-18
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    $5.00

    In this class on mastering black and white photography, instructor and professional photographer Bruce Bouley will show you how to choose your subjects, set up your camera and how simple, but effective adjustments in Photoshop and Lightroom can make your images stand out. 

    Converting an image to black and white is pretty simple, but if you want truly impressive results it pays to think about how and what you shoot, and learn how to use the powerful tools of your photo editing software to get the most from your shots. When it comes to black-and-white imagery, being able to see how your final shot will look is a key skill. It is important to understand how the color image you see through the viewfinder of your camera will translate into a monochrome image. To get the best results, you have to look beyond the colors, and instead try to visualize how the shapes, textures and tones of the shot will be recorded. 

    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 11, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### 2018 Fall Holiday Party
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Tuesday
    * 11-dec-18 to 11-dec-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Come for some great fun and terrific food (including Bob’s famous Flour less chocolate brownies). We may ask you to become Senior Learners actors in a game of charades and hear some interesting seasonal songs- such as the Florida 12 Days of Christmas. 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 13, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • CF building 20 room 112
    Register

    For the Love of Film: Mary Poppins Movie
    * Elaine Smith
    * Thursday
    * 13-dec-18 to 13-dec-18
    * 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    * $5.00

    Practically Perfect In Every Way, Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game and every day into a Jolly Holiday. Mary Poppins was one of the more innovative films to show on screens in 1964, combining live action with animation in a joyous film. Join us in viewing and discussing Mary Poppins before the release of Mary Poppins Returns on December 19th. 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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • January 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    2019 FREE Spring Term Kickoff Party
    * Bob Holloran
    * Monday
    * 07-jan-19 to 07-jan-19
    * 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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • February 11, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    For Love of Film: Musicals
    * Elaine Smith
    * Monday
    * 07-jan-19 to 11-feb-19
    * 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    * $25.00

    Join us in viewing and discussing some favorite musicals: Les Miserables starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe; Rent starring Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, Rosario Dawson, and Taye Diggs; Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad; Evita starring Madonna, Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Pryce; and A Chorus Line starring Michael Douglas, Terrance Mann and Michael Blevins. Popcorn will be served 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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 08, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 12, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Talk of the Town
    * Jim Coleman
    * Tuesday
    * 08-jan-19 to 12-feb-19
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $30.00

    Come and have, hopefully, a spirited, but polite, conversation for two hours each session. You should be involved because you are interested in exploring ideas with others. For each session two papers will be selected by the instructor from his vast and fascinating collection.


    • January 08, 2019
    • 12:15 PM
    • January 29, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 109
    Register

    Chair Yoga
    * Claudia Saldarriaga
    * Tuesday
    * 08-jan-19 to 29-jan-19
    * 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
    * $10.00

    Yoga for everyone! Learn to practice yoga by adopting poses to meet your personal needs using a chair for support. No special gear is needed. Just wear comfortable loose clothing. Lessons will include breathing techniques, poses, balance, meditation, and end in a relaxation. Class meets in Room 109.

    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 08, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    More Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths
    * Roberto Putzeys
    * Tuesday
    * 08-jan-19 to 08-jan-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Dr. Roberto Putzeys, M.D., is a retired radiation oncologist who practiced many years in Ocala. He will be basing this course is in part on additional lectures by Professor Steven Novella, M.D., of the Yale School of Medicine from The Great Courses: Medical Myths, Lies, and Half- Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us.

    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 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • See course description
    Register

    Shamanism Discussion at the MCA Gallery
    * Jaye Baillie
    * Wednesday
    * 09-jan-19 to 09-jan-19
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $0.00

    Presented by Marion Cultural Alliance at its Gallery - Discussion among SCOTT OLSEN, author of Mysteries of the Amazon: Visionary Artwork of Pablo Amaringo & His Students; MATTHEW PALLAMARY, award-winning author of the novel, Land without Evil, and his memoir, Spirit Matters, dealing with his work with shamanic plant medicines in Peru; and FILIP ZARUBA – award-winning Czech filmmaker, discussing his new film: BUFO ALVARIUS – THE UNDERGROUND SECRET, recipient already of 10 International Film Festival Awards. The Marion Cultural Alliance Gallery is at 23 SW Broadway St. in Downtown Ocala. Email: MCAOcala.com. Phone: 352-369-1500. [Note: this film will be aired for the first time in the US this evening, 7pm – 9pm, CF Webber Center, FREE to Public]

    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 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Three Cities and a Beach
    * Gwynn Pealer
    * Wednesday
    * 09-jan-19 to 09-jan-19
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    Cash and Gwynn Pealer will describe their experiences in Chicago, Boston, Washington, DC and the Outer Banks using a PowerPoint of their pictures and other information. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences in these great American locations.

    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 09, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • February 13, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Comparative Religion
    * Richard Kirk
    * Wednesday
    * 09-jan-19 to 13-feb-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $30.00

    This course will look at major features of the world’s great religious traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Chinese philosophies of Confucianism and Taoism. Similarities and differences in these traditions will be discussed, as well as the question of why faith has been of such historical importance throughout history.

    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 10, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 14, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Keeping Things Whole: Readings in Environmental Science 2
    * Jim Coleman
    * Thursday
    * 10-jan-19 to 14-mar-19
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $50.00

    This course is only open to students who took the Fall Term course. There will be a charge for printing. 

    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 10, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • See course description
    Register

    Amazonian Style Visionary Painting Demonstration & Discussion at the MCA Gallery
    * Jaye Baillie
    * Thursday
    * 10-jan-19 to 10-jan-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $0.00

    Presentation by the Marion Cultural Alliance: ALFREDO ZAGACETA and MITA LOZANO – painters trained by the great shamanic artist, Pablo Amaringo, at the USKO-AYAR Art School in Pucallpa, Peru – with music by MAURO REATEGUI PEREZ – Peruvian shaman and artist, singing and playing flutes and guitar at the Marion Cultural Alliance Gallery. The Marion Cultural Alliance Gallery is at 23 SW Broadway St. in Downtown Ocala. Email: MCAOcala.com. Phone: 352-369-1500.

    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 10, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Special Party for Wednesday History Students
    * Joyce Beers
    * Thursday
    * 10-jan-19 to 10-jan-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Special party honoring the retirement of our Wednesday afternoon history instructor. Come with your favorite stories about him to honor or roast him as you see fit.

    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 11, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 01, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls
    * Bob Holloran
    * Friday
    * 11-jan-19 to 01-feb-19
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $20.00

    In the late 1940s and early 1950s, 930 individual documents emerged from the caves of Qumran, located on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea. The course tells the remarkable story of the scrolls. A settlement near the caves where the scrolls were found has been excavated extensively, indicating that its occupants were the source of the scrolls. From this work we get a good understanding of the lifestyle of this group. Lectures from The Great Courses by an archeologist and by a scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls will introduce the site, the scrolls and their historical and religious context and importance 

    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 11, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • February 08, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Senior Spanish
    * Jean Scheppers
    * Friday
    * 11-jan-19 to 08-feb-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $25.00

    If you think age or lack of experience means learning a new language is impossible, this is the class for you! Senior Learners Inc., presents courses that require no prior knowledge, so they are perfect for beginners. There is no memorization required, and there are no exams or grades to cause you stress, just a welcoming environment and a wonderful opportunity to learn something new and exciting. Senior Spanish employs a whole language learning approach designed to be fun and relaxing. In each lesson we will learn a series of short phrases by practicing them together until we feel comfortable with them and we know what they all mean. Then we will use them to have mini-conversations and to play games. We will also watch short videos from well-known television shows and movies to hunt for the phrases we learned and present cultural topics for discussion. We will also discuss topics such as how learning a little Spanish can improve brain health, improve general communication skills, improve understanding of yourself and others, and more.

    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 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Geology of Alaska Revealed in its National Parks
    * Bob Holloran
    * Monday
    * 14-jan-19 to 14-jan-19
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    This course shows how tectonic forces formed the mountain ranges, volcanoes and glaciers in Alaska’s eleven national parks. In addition to the geology you learn about what these parks have to offer visitors. The course is based on lectures from The Great Course’s Wonders of the National Parks - A Geology of North 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.

    • January 15, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • February 05, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Master Your Mac Workshop
    * Phil Davis
    * Tuesday
    * 15-jan-19 to 05-feb-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $20.00

    Master Your Mac is a four-week workshop that will help you learn about your Mac and how to get the most from it and its applications. Each session will include presentations and demonstrations and will provide ample time for questions and discussion. You will start by learning about your Mac’s basic features and tools — useful for helping new users get started and as a refresher for more experienced users. Then you will learn how to find and organize files, how to use Mac email, how to search the web, and how to create and share documents. You will learn how to effectively use the Finder, Spotlight, Siri, iCloud, and more. Along the way, you will be given many tips that will make your Mac usage more enjoyable and productive. You will learn how to customize your Mac, how to maintain it and solve problems when they arise, and how to protect your computer and its information. Then, you will expand your skills by learning applications and techniques that will help you be more productive and have fun while doing