Senior Learners, Inc.

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Classes

    • 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.


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

    >>> Class Cancelled, Instructor will be away <<<

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

    -- Registration is full for this Course and has been closed by the instructor --

    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 it! You will learn how and when to use cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive and will learn how to automate repetitive tasks. The final session will give you tips on creating a personal Knowledge Library that you can use for planning trips, serve as a repository of useful information, and house your digital estate inventory.

    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 17, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • January 24, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    A Synopsis of Slavery
    * Emmett Coyne
    * Thursday
    * 17-jan-19 to 24-jan-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $10.00

    A SYNOPSIS OF SLAVERY: USA, FL, Marion County - Slavery is not unique to the USA. But, it developed a peculiar and pernicious form here. The Preamble to the Constitution in envisioning “a more perfect union” had 4 objectives. The second is: to insure domestic tranquility. Slavery here undermined this hope. To understand the lack of domestic tranquility today, it is helpful to examine how the effects of slavery continues to be cancerous in our body politic.

    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 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 13, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Great Decisions 2019 at Senior Learners
    * Joe Coffey
    * Wednesday
    * 23-jan-19 to 13-mar-19
    * 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. It is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, whose mission throughout its 99-year history has been to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness and understanding of U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Each class will consist of an overview of the topic, the showing of a video of commentary by experts, and class discussion. The eight foreign policy challenges for 2019 will not be announced until late in 2018.If you have any questions about Great Decisions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I believe this series will be helpful in providing you a better understanding of current U.S. foreign policy challenges U.S. faces in the changing and contentious arena of world affairs. Participants are encouraged to purchase the Great Decisions 2019 book ($30) at the Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org) and read before each class the chapter being discussed.

    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 28, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    RECONSTRUCTION – 1863-1877
    * Emmett Coyne
    * Monday
    * 28-jan-19 to 28-jan-19
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    The Civil War remains the singular most devastating event in the history of our Republic. More persons were killed in this one war than in all military events from the Revolutionary War to current military engagements cumulatively. The unprecedented loss of lives and destruction to property was not from without as within. How to put Humpty Dumpty back together again? The formidable challenge during the period of Reconstruction brought out the best and worst in Americans. The U.S. government imposed a de-Nazification program on Germany after WWII enabling it to achieve incredible healing in a relatively short time. Imagine if there had been a de-Confederization program after the Civil War how much closer we would be to “a more perfect Union?” The best efforts of Reconstruction, amid an incredibly challenging scenario, sought heroically to heal the wound of slavery and a civil war. Reconstruction remains a work in progress.

    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 31, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • February 28, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    The Craft of Drawing and Color Compositions
    * Thom Thomas
    * Thursday
    * 31-jan-19 to 28-feb-19
    * 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    * $25.00

    Develop the fundamental skills and techniques step-by-step to improve your pencil control and line quality for hatching, strokes and layering to create texture using varied color schemes. This course was developed as a complete course for learning how to produce quick sketches and preliminary drawings, shading with line and texture, and controlling the quality of tonal graduations using color harmony. Materials you need: tracing paper, color pencils, or ink pens, or crayons, or markers (your choice), Bristol paper, or color pencil paper, or watercolor paper or any sketch book paper (your choice), ruler, and graphite pencils.

    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.

    • February 04, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 04, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    A Hero's Journey
    * Scott Olsen
    * Monday
    * 04-feb-19 to 04-mar-19
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $25.00

    Joseph Campbell discovered a profound archetypal myth, the Monomyth, underlying the various legends of the world. Dressed in a thousand different masks and costumes and given a thousand different tasks to perform, the various heroes of the world’s myths all undergo similar metaphoric journeys or quests. Although no hero experiences the journey in exactly the same way, he found that the basic pattern or paradigm of the hero’s journey existed in all cultures. Note: legends and myths (stories) does not mean we are not referring to REAL PEOPLE.

    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.


    • February 08, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 22, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    The Geology of the East Revealed in the National Parks
    * Bob Holloran
    * Friday
    * 08-feb-19 to 22-feb-19
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $15.00

    Although the geology of the Eastern National Parks is not as dramatic as in the National Parks of the West, the Eastern parks illustrate many other types of geology. This course is a continuation of a 2018 Summer Term course that focused on the geology of National Parks in the West. Both courses use lectures from The Great Courses - 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.

    • February 12, 2019
    • 12:15 PM
    • March 05, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 109
    Register

    Chair Yoga
    * Claudia Saldarriaga
    * Tuesday
    * 12-feb-19 to 05-mar-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.

    • February 12, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Hands-Only CPR for Seniors
    * Colleen Pallamary
    * Tuesday
    * 12-feb-19 to 12-feb-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Be the difference for someone you love! If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you most likely will be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. It can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival. No prior experience needed. Join us for an informational session and learn lifesaving 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:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

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

    Post Valentines Day Party
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Friday
    * 15-feb-19 to 15-feb-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Time for lots of fun, lots of chocolate and socializing with your current and hopefully new Senior Learner friends. Of course there will be lots of other goodies to eat and drink.

    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.

    • February 18, 2019
    • 5:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    For Love of Film: West Side Story
    * Elaine Smith
    * Monday
    * 18-feb-19 to 18-feb-19
    * 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    * $5.00

    In 2018 the world celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the great Leonard Bernstein. West Side Story is one of the more famous creations from the great composer and conductor. It is a Romeo and Juliet story set against the background of two teen gangs in New York City. Stephen Spielberg is directing a new version of the film. 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.

    • February 19, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Science Suprises 5
    * Gwynn Pealer
    * Tuesday
    * 19-feb-19 to 19-feb-19
    * 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.

    • February 19, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Introduction to Economics
    * Allan Richards
    * Tuesday
    * 19-feb-19 to 19-feb-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    An interactive open discussion of Economic terminology, measurement and theories. topics will include Sciences, Scarce Resources, Money, Markets, Economic Systems, GDP, Unemployment, Inflation, Supply and Demand, and Elasticity.

    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.

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

    Travel, Culture and Beyond: Colonial Towns of Central America: Beauty, Culture, History
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Wednesday
    * 20-feb-19 to 20-feb-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Many of us are thrilled with trips around Spain and are amazed at the history and culture of that country. But, did you know that the history and culture in Central America are only a few hours flight away. Come with me as I take you through many untouched areas of history - off the beaten tourist path. Cities like Granada, Leon, Antigua, and even a few in Mexico are beautiful and interesting beyond imagination. Don’t miss this 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. 


    • February 22, 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Lunch and Learn - Why you need a digital estate plan 
    * Phil Davis
    * Friday
    * 22-feb-19 to 22-feb-19
    * 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
    * $0.00

    Almost without realizing it, we have shifted toward an all-digital culture, where things like family photos, home movies, and personal letters now exist only in digital form. Moreover, a growing part of our digital life is stored in services like FaceBook, Flickr, YouTube, and Gmail. Have you considered what will happen to your accounts and digital assets when you die? Whether you like it or not your digital assets have an afterlife. It is important to create a plan so that your family and heirs will not be left with a mess should you die or get incapacitated. Without a plan, the executor of your estate may have difficulty tracking down accounts, extracting photos and other important information, and closing the accounts. Bring your own brown-bag lunch to this free event and learn more about this important topic.

    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.

    • February 22, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • March 29, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Senior French
    * Jean Scheppers
    * Friday
    * 22-feb-19 to 29-mar-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 French 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 French 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.

    • February 25, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • March 04, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Outsmarting Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Monday
    * 25-feb-19 to 04-mar-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $10.00

    Take Control of your Automatic Brain. Recent decades of work in neuroscience have revealed amazing things about our behavior and decision-making processes. In this session, we will discover more of what the scientists have to say and how we can use these strategies in everyday life. Beat Procrastination by Doing Nothing. At times we all procrastinate, but is this a bad thing? In this session we will investigate three tips to help you be more efficient and effective. The course is based in part on lectures by Peter Vishton from The Great Courses: Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You.

    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.

    • February 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 12, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Florida’s Land and Water: Hot Topics in 2019
    * Randall Brown
    * Tuesday
    * 26-feb-19 to 12-mar-19
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    We will explore water- and land-related related issues in Florida. PowerPoint presentations and videos will give particular emphasis to springs, wetlands, and agricultural/suburban/urban land uses. Classroom conversation/debate will be encouraged.

    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.

    • February 26, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • April 09, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Modern Times IX
    * Burton Stephens
    * Tuesday
    * 26-feb-19 to 09-apr-19
    * 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    * $30.00

    This is the ninth in a series of courses which examine current and projected technologies expected to have a profound influence on our world, our society and us over the next few decades. In these sessions we will take a look at how several categories of technologies have evolved during the last several centuries and how they are expected to change in the near future. We will treat six categories in this course including: Novel Energy Supplies; Genetic Fortune-Telling from DNA Tests; New Materials at an Atomic Scale; Artificial Embryos; Quantum Computing in the Real World; and Storing, Authenticating and Protecting Data,

    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.

    • February 27, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Travel, Culture and Beyond: Transylvania - Modern Mysteries
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Wednesday
    * 27-feb-19 to 27-feb-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    The mysterious Carpathian Mountains evoke stories of vicious brown bears, werewolves, vampires, and witches. This area of Romania is home to Bran Castle, the fictional abode of Count Dracula. The people in the area pass along the old tales and legends. You will not want to miss these interesting stories and pictures of fascinating places. 

    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.

    • March 01, 2019
    • March 29, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    An Introduction to the Mysterious Etruscans
    * Bob Holloran
    * Friday
    * 01-mar-19 to 29-mar-19
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $20.00

    The Etruscan language is unique and mostly a mystery. So, most of what we know about the Etruscans comes from archeology or what others, primarily Romans, have said about them. Lessons from various The Great Courses will provide an overview of what we know about: where they came from; their culture; their legacy in the Roman World; and why their language will probably never be fully deciphered.

    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.

    • March 06, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • April 17, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    The Civil War
    * Richard Kirk
    * Wednesday
    * 06-mar-19 to 17-apr-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $30.00

    Explore one of the defining moments in American history with a look at the Civil War. What issues were tearing the nation apart in the years leading up to the conflict, and what factors determined the course of the war itself? Important political and military personalities will be discussed, as well as decisive battles and the social consequences of the conflict.

    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.


    • March 07, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Are Your Ears Ringing? Are You Feeling Dizzy?
    * Danielle Rosier
    * Thursday
    * 07-mar-19 to 07-mar-19
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    We were once told that if our ears are ringing, then someone is talking about us. We now understand much more regarding the cause of tinnitus or ringing in the ears. We also know a lot about the causes of dizziness. This course will be an in depth discussion of the neurophysiological model, as well as the most common causes of tinnitus and dizziness. Management options and coping strategies will be reviewed.

    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.

    • March 08, 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Lunch and Learn - Password tips
    * Phil Davis
    * Friday
    * 08-mar-19 to 08-mar-19
    * 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
    * $0.00

    Creating, managing, and remembering passwords is an unpleasant, but necessary part of our digital life. These are critical to our ability to access our many accounts from frivolous to financial, but we too often forget them. We also fall into traps like using the same one everywhere, using personal information and relying upon easily hacked passwords. In this free Lunch & Learn session you will learn about how to create safe, memorable passwords and how to use simple tools to safely manage them. Bring your own brown-bag lunch to this free event and learn more about passwords.

    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.

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

    Science Suprises 6
    * Gwynn Pealer
    * Monday
    * 11-mar-19 to 11-mar-19
    * 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.

    • March 11, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • March 25, 2019
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    For Love of Film: And the Oscar Goes to
    * Elaine Smith
    * Monday
    * 11-mar-19 to 25-mar-19
    * 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    * $10.00

    Join us in viewing and discussing two of the Oscar worthy films of 2018. The selection of films will be made after the Oscar Awards in February. 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.

    • March 14, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register