Senior Learners, Inc.<br/>Online Course Catalog for 2023-Spring Term

Senior Learners, Inc.
Online Course Catalog for 2023-Spring Term


Click on the course title to register for the course.
*"Both" courses are simultaneously online and in Room 107 of Building 20, when more than 5 students register in each.

*Sponsored Events and Special Classes

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
Chair Yoga 1 - In Room 208Vasquez Fri, 1/13/23 41:00 PM2:30 PM $15.00
Chair Yoga is not passive stretching it is challenging, strengthening, spiritual and fun. If you have bad knees, or you are uncomfortable getting on or off the floor, or any other physical limitations, you still can practice Yoga with the help of a prop, The Chair. Get ready to strengthen your core and your lower body which will help keep you stable, strong and tall! We all want to strengthen and improve: Balance, Healthy Joints, Low Back Care, Strength, Posture and Memory & Coordination. Join me, Gabriele (Gabi) a certified Yoga Teacher for a fun filled practice where we will be using different props at times like a Strap, a Ball or a Block which I provide and will alternate in accordance with the curriculum.

Health and Better Living

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
Lets Talk about New Years Resolutions - *BothHoward Tue, 1/17/23 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
Two weeks into the New Year and maybe you are still thinking about even making a resolution, or you have had a whole two weeks of success, or maybe it is already broken. No matter, we can look into the history behind making them, why we make them, and if anyone wants to share, we will make it a fun class, with the instructors resolution to provide some surprises for the registrants
Growing Older: Problems and Solutions - OnlineStephens Wed, 3/22/23 410:00 AM12:00 PM $20.00
What are the most common problems that people face as they get older? How can we deal with them and extend healthy life spans of seniors? This course looks at practical ways and technologies which are currently available. We will begin with health issues such as cognitive decline, heart disease, vision problems, hearing losses and arthritis. Then we turn to behavioral issues such sociability and loneliness, personal sense of purpose, addictions and finances. A third topic will identify the difficulties of being a caretaker and how to relieve stress on those who care for others. Our final topic includes the designing and utilization of transportation, living quarters for the older and disabled people, and retirement communities.

History and Geography

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
China Then and Now: part 1 - OnlineKelly Thu, 1/12/23 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
China Now and Then- from the beginning of the Republic to Xi Jinping. The Chinese boy emperor of the Qing dynasty falls, and the people choose to have a republic with Sun Yat-sen as president. In this exciting series we will look at the flaws of the republic that led to the takeover of communists under Mao Tse-tung in 1949 and what is happening in China today. We also look at Chinese culture, arts, and literature. The class will be presented in three parts.
Road to the Holocaust Part 1 of 3 - OnlineBunker Tue, 2/7/23 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
Road to the Holocaust is the 1st of a 3 part series where we will discuss how the biggest Genocide of Human History, which occurred on an industrial scale, was allowed to happen with the murder of millions of people especially the Jews. Part of its cause was the prevalent antisemitism throughout history, silence of bystanders because they were not the ones in trouble or even nations who would not admit immigrants within their borders. Also, we will discuss the role of Euthanasia, rise of Hitler & Nazi ideology, & the laws that deprived the Jews of their rights as citizens.
China Then and Now: part 2 - OnlineKelly Thu, 2/9/23 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
China Now and Then- from the beginning of the Republic to Xi Jinping. The Chinese boy emperor of the Qing dynasty falls, and the people choose to have a republic with Sun Yat-sen as president. In this exciting series we will look at the flaws of the republic that led to the takeover of communists under Mao Tse-tung in 1949 and what is happening in China today. We also look at Chinese culture, arts, and literature. The class will be presented in three parts.
When Black Soldiers Raided Marion County: The True Story of the Daring Marshall Plantation Raid - *BothSeaman Wed, 2/22/23 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
The raid on March 10, 1865 was the only time the Civil War came to Marion County. Misrepresented and inaccurately portrayed, this risky raid came only weeks before the wars end. Learn about the ~experiment~ in having Black soldiers in the Army and their difficult journey. Then, follow the raider team of mostly Black men who planned, led, and executed their own mission. It involved traveling 100 miles behind enemy lines for the raid in Marion County, then walking 80 miles to safety in St. Augustine while knowing that a crack Confederate cavalry unit would be in hot pursuit. A gripping journey awaits! Our instructor is the author of the book ~To Succeed Where Others Failed: The Untold Story of the Marshall Plantation Raid~, on which the course is based.
China Then and Now: part 3 - OnlineKelly Thu, 3/23/23 210:30 AM12:00 PM $7.50
China Now and Then- from the beginning of the Republic to Xi Jinping. The Chinese boy emperor of the Qing dynasty falls, and the people choose to have a republic with Sun Yat-sen as president. In this exciting series we will look at the flaws of the republic that led to the takeover of communists under Mao Tse-tung in 1949 and what is happening in China today. We also look at Chinese culture, arts, and literature. The class will be presented in three parts.
The Great Courses: The History of Spain - *BothMoreno Thu, 4/6/23 410:00 AM12:00 PM $20.00
Spain, or what we now know as the country of Spain, is a rich canvas composed of a myriad of peoples, cultures, and historical events superimposed upon a beautiful, lush, yet oft times austere geographical landscape. In order to understand it and its place in world history, the four classes in this course will reach back to its origins and explore its development up until the year A.D. 711, the time of the Islamic invasion and occupation of the Iberian Penninsula. This course will meet once a week for two hours during which the Great Courses lectures on Spain will be interspersed with other interesting information, such as cultural and historical anecdotes, visuals of famous monuments, as well as examples of music and art.
Letters to Mr Davis - *BothBanks Mon, 4/10/23 210:30 AM12:00 PM $7.50
Letters to Mr. Davis: from Thurgood Marshall, Mary McLeod Bethune, Martin Luther King, Jr., and more. This course is based on the instructors book of the same name. National civil rights activists correspond with a local-state activist to improve conditions in schools and to register black citizens to vote in the 1930s through the 1950s.
The Patriot Project: Bringing History to Life - OnlineSatterfield Thu, 4/20/23 31:30 PM3:30 PM $15.00
This lecture series will drawn upon the expertise of many in the CF community, including Tyrus Clutter (Art in the Colonial Period), Sarah Satterfield (Music in the Colonial Period), Sandra Cooper (Literature in the Colonial Period), Nonalee Davis (Theatre in the Colonial Period), Mark Taylor (Science and Math in the Colonial Period), Jay Thompson and Jennifer Ambrosia (History of the Colonial Period), and Ron Cooper (Religion in the Colonial Period). Each presenter will share their expertise in an effort to explore fully what it was like to be a Patriot. Lecturers will discuss developments in the Americas and, as feasible, Florida specifically.
Charming Quirks and Quaint Customs in Northern Thailand - *BothGeorge Wed, 4/26/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
Lecturer will describe the cultural background she learned and adjustments she made while living in modern, urban Thailand. She taught at a university in ChiangMai from 1991 - 2019. Learning, of course, is always both ways when cultures cross. Anecdotes and examples of similarities and differences between Thai and USA culture and lifestyles.
Fun with Thai language and alphabet - *BothGeorge Wed, 5/3/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
Lecturer will describe the Thai language and point out how language patterns and vocabulary can dictate the thoughts that we think and the decisions that we make. Participants will learn a few Thai phrases, complete with tonal variations and then build a few words with the very interesting Thai alphabet.

Literature and Language

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
Readings of Edgar Allen Poe - OnlineHull Mon, 2/6/23 510:30 AM12:00 PM $18.75
Students in this course will read and discuss various works of Edgar Allen Poe, one of the greatest American writers. Originator of the modern, detective story, inspirer of the science fiction genre, master of horror, the ~tomahawk man~ of criticism, lyric poet and bereaved lover, Poe and his often tragic life and fascinating works have captivated generations of readers. In this class journey into a Gothic world of the macabre, the strange and the terrifying in his short stories and poetry.
Local Authors: Exploring Their Writing and Their Journey - Belea Keeney - OnlinePealer Wed, 3/1/23 11:30 PM3:00 PM $3.75
This is an online zoom class featuring a one hour interview with a local author. The author will be asked to discuss about all their professional writing publications and their personal behind-the-scenes experiences that made their writing possible. Viewers will have an opportunity to ask questions or make comments. The informal interview and type of questions could give the viewer some helpful insights that may benefit their own writing journey. Interviewer: Cash Pealer
Memoir Workshop - *BothKeeney Wed, 5/3/23 11:30 PM3:30 PM $5.00
Gain inspiration and advice on writing your memoir with noted author Belea Keeney. More details coming soon. Belea T. Keeney has published three short story collections, and The Tiger Whisperer, which won the award for Best Novel of the Year from the Cat Writers Association in 2014. She works as an editor for the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine; writes the garden column for Ocala Style magazine; and works as a reporter for the Ocala Gazette.
Local Authors: Exploring Their Writing and Their Journey - Dr. John Smith - OnlinePealer Thu, 5/4/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
This is an online zoom class featuring a one hour interview with a local author. The author will be asked to discuss about all their professional writing publications and their personal behind-the-scenes experiences that made their writing possible. Viewers will have an opportunity to ask questions or make comments. The informal interview and type of questions could give the viewer some helpful insights that may benefit their own writing journey. Interviewer: Cash Pealer

Science and Technology

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
Cosmology - The Birth, Life and Death of Our Universe - *BothCheney Tue, 1/10/23 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
Continuation of Cosmology course from the fall. New students welcome. Cosmology is the study of the beginning and evolution of the Universe. This first course is based largely on lectures by Smith College Professor Gary Elder from one of The Great Courses: the Big Bang and Beyond: Exploring the Early Universe
Science Surprises 1 - OnlinePealer Wed, 1/11/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
Science Surprises. The instructor shares interesting science things that she finds on the Internet, or in books or magazines or that people send her. You never know what you will learn!!
Wise Energy Choices 1 - *BothReilly Thu, 1/12/23 41:30 PM3:00 PM $15.00
Energy choices abound in our daily lives. Should I trade in my car for a newer one, possibly hybrid or electric? Should I replace an old appliance with a more efficient one? Should I make my home more energy efficient using better windows or adding attic insulation? As citizens, we face choices about political candidates and ballot measures that can have enormous energy consequences. Many factors must be considered before choices can be made. How much can we rely on the information provided by sales persons or the claims of politicians? Do we not need to think for ourselves? Join Dr. Matt Reilly in exploring some of the things we need to know in making wise energy choices. Dr Reilly, a retired professor of chemical engineering and integrated science, was also the executive director of the National Academy of Engineering’s board on integrated utility systems. As a senior executive with the US Department of Energy, he chaired the inter‐agency task force that assessed the environmental impacts of U.S. fossil energy research programs. This course will encourage class discussion of several videos from “The Science of Energy” produced by The Great Courses.
Engineering Failures and Their Lessons - Bridges - OnlineHolloran Fri, 1/13/23 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
This course is the first in a series of 4 courses that provide an overview of epic failures of engineered structures or systems that taught lessons engineers needed to learn in future projects. This course is based primarily on Professor Stephen Ressler’s lectures about bridge failures from his course Epic Engineering Failures and the Lessons They Teach. These lectures will be supplemented with videos from the internet.
Brain Health as we Age - *BothPutzeys Wed, 1/18/23 610:30 AM12:00 PM $22.50
Dr. Roberto Putzeys will lead us through a Great Courses lecture series by neuroscientist Thad Polk. The award-winning Professor Polk will take us down to the molecular level of the brain to show us what we can do to prolong our health and keep our minds sharp. Each session will include one or two video lectures, with plenty of time allotted for questions and answers.
Lucid Dreaming: Another Altered State of Reality - *BothPallamary Mon, 1/30/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
Explore the realms of dream states and learn how your dreams can affect your waking life. How does symbology affect dream interpretations? Is lucid dreaming different than precognitive dreams? What happens in the hypnogogic state just before you fall asleep? Learn how to keep a dream journal and have fun delving into your own subconscious universe.
Engineering Failures and Their Lessons -Buildings - OnlineHolloran Fri, 2/10/23 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
This course is the second in a series of 4 courses that provide an overview of epic failures of engineered structures or systems that taught lessons engineers needed to learn in future projects. This course is based primarily on Professor Stephen Ressler’s lectures about building failures from his course Epic Engineering Failures and the Lessons They Teach. These lectures will be supplemented with videos from the internet.
Wise Energy Choices 2 - *BothReilly Thu, 2/16/23 41:30 PM3:00 PM $15.00
Energy choices abound in our daily lives. Should I trade in my car for a newer one, possibly hybrid or electric? Should I replace an old appliance with a more efficient one? Should I make my home more energy efficient using better windows or adding attic insulation? As citizens, we face choices about political candidates and ballot measures that can have enormous energy consequences. Many factors must be considered before choices can be made. How much can we rely on the information provided by sales persons or the claims of politicians? Do we not need to think for ourselves? Join Dr. Matt Reilly in exploring some of the things we need to know in making wise energy choices. Dr Reilly, a retired professor of chemical engineering and integrated science, was also the executive director of the National Academy of Engineering’s board on integrated utility systems. As a senior executive with the US Department of Energy, he chaired the inter‐agency task force that assessed the environmental impacts of U.S. fossil energy research programs. This course will encourage class discussion of several videos from “The Science of Energy” produced by The Great Courses.
Science Surprises 2 - OnlinePealer Wed, 3/1/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
Science Surprises. The instructor shares interesting science things that she finds on the Internet, or in books or magazines or that people send her. You never know what you will learn!!
Engineering Failures and Their Lessons -Nuclear Projects - OnlineHolloran Fri, 3/10/23 310:00 AM12:00 PM $15.00
This course is the third in a series of 4 courses that provide an overview of epic failures of engineered structures or systems that taught lessons engineers needed to learn in future nuclear projects. This course will be based primarily resources from the internet and Bob's 30 years as a nuclear engineer. It will be supplemented with on one of Professor Stephen Ressler’s lectures about nuclear project failures from his course Epic Engineering Failures and the Lessons They Teach.
Wise Energy Choices 3 - *BothReilly Thu, 3/23/23 41:30 PM3:00 PM $15.00
Energy choices abound in our daily lives. Should I trade in my car for a newer one, possibly hybrid or electric? Should I replace an old appliance with a more efficient one? Should I make my home more energy efficient using better windows or adding attic insulation? As citizens, we face choices about political candidates and ballot measures that can have enormous energy consequences. Many factors must be considered before choices can be made. How much can we rely on the information provided by sales persons or the claims of politicians? Do we not need to think for ourselves? Join Dr. Matt Reilly in exploring some of the things we need to know in making wise energy choices. Dr Reilly, a retired professor of chemical engineering and integrated science, was also the executive director of the National Academy of Engineering’s board on integrated utility systems. As a senior executive with the US Department of Energy, he chaired the inter‐agency task force that assessed the environmental impacts of U.S. fossil energy research programs. This course will encourage class discussion of several videos from “The Science of Energy” produced by The Great Courses.
Lucid Dreaming: Another Altered State of Reality - *BothPallamary Mon, 4/3/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
Explore the realms of dream states and learn how your dreams can affect your waking life. How does symbology affect dream interpretations? Is lucid dreaming different than precognitive dreams? What happens in the hypnogogic state just before you fall asleep? Learn how to keep a dream journal and have fun delving into your own subconscious universe.
Engineering Failures and Their Lessons - Other Projects - OnlineHolloran Fri, 4/7/23 410:00 AM12:00 PM $20.00
This course is the last of a series of 4 courses that provide an overview of epic failures of engineered structures or systems that taught lessons engineers needed to learn in future projects. It is based primarily on Professor Stephen Ressler’s lectures from his course Epic Engineering Failures and the Lessons They Teach. Professor Stephen Ressler’s lectures will be supplemented with videos from the internet. The class on crane failures will be based on Bob’s experience as a professional nuclear and mechanical engineer for a crane manufacturer and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Science Surprises 3 - OnlinePealer Wed, 4/19/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
Science Surprises. The instructor shares interesting science things that she finds on the Internet, or in books or magazines or that people send her. You never know what you will learn!!
Engineering Failures and Their Lessons - Medieval Structures - OnlineHolloran Fri, 5/5/23 110:00 AM11:30 AM $3.75
This course is the fifth in a series of five courses that provide an overview of epic engineering failures. It is about two iconic Medieval buildings (Beauvais Cathedral and a tower in Pisa) and what modern science-based design teaches about their engineering failures. This course is based primarily on lectures by Professor Stephen Ressler about ancient building failures from his course Epic Engineering Failures and the Lessons They Teach. These lectures will be supplemented with videos from the internet.

Special Event

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
FREE Spring Term Kickoff 2023 - *BothHautanen Fri, 1/6/23 11:00 PM3:00 PM $0.00
Please join us for our spring term kickoff meeting. Instructors and staff will introduce themselves and the spring courses. Light refreshments will be served, coffee, cookies, etc. Chris Knife, the CF Foundation CEO and VP of Development will stop by to say hello and update us on whats going on with the foundation and the college in general. See SeniorLearners.org for current recommendations about wearing masks in the classroom.
FREE Summer Term Kickoff 2023 - *BothHautanen Fri, 5/5/23 11:30 PM3:30 PM $0.00
Please join us for our summer term kickoff meeting. Instructors and staff will introduce themselves and the summer courses. Light refreshments will be served, coffee, cookies, etc. See SeniorLearners.org for current recommendations about wearing masks in the classroom. 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.

the Arts

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
For Love of Film: Music Makes the Movie - In Room 107Smith Mon, 1/9/23 51:00 PM4:00 PM $25.00
A films score is integral to the plot and the enjoyment of the film. Songs add to the score and enhance the film. Join us in viewing and discussing films where the music is an integral part of the film. We will be watching In the Heights written and directed by Lin Manuel Miranda, O Brother, Where Art Thou written by the Ethan and Joel Coen, Amadeus the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Blinded by the Light featuring the music of Bruce Springsteen and Elvis starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. The film lineup could change due to availability of DVDs.
Watercolor In Nature: With Emphasis On The Creative Use Of Color - *BothCraggs Wed, 1/11/23 61:30 PM3:30 PM $30.00
Our emphasis in this series will be the creative use of color using as a guideline traditional color theory. We will apply this to expressive still life painting. All the information will be included in the packet sent out prior to our first class meeting. Our registered students will receive in the mail, a packet that will contain: A line drawing on watercolor paper, step by step instructions and a copy of our completed project.
FREE Orientation for The Craft of Drawing with Charcoal Courses - *BothThomas Fri, 1/13/23 11:00 PM2:00 PM $0.00
This orientation class will highlight the tools and materials for The Craft of Drawing with Charcoal series of 3 courses.
The Craft of Drawing with Charcoal Part 1 - *BothThomas Fri, 1/20/23 41:00 PM3:00 PM $20.00
Plan and develop the fundamental skills and techniques to create realistic object(s) representation(s) in a charcoal drawing. I intend this fast-paced intro drawing session as an overview to the subject. The step-by-step demonstrations will guide your activities as you work through the weekly projects, and as a means of ordering the process for self-study. The weekly session guide you through gesture drawing (quick sketching), contour and cross-contour line, and massing methods and techniques, to use and expand your acquired skills. The aim is to provide information about the materials, tools, techniques and equipment, to establish a foundation from which you learn the basics through tutorials, self-study projects and experiments, to develop your style. Prerequisite: Not required: Participants should have a working knowledge of basic geometric shapes, and the basic lines such as horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curved, wavy, thin, thick... Materials: 18 x 24 Rough texture newsprint paper for quick gesture drawing, 8.5 x 11 copy paper for practice, 9 x 12 pad charcoal paper, vine charcoal sticks, 6B wood encased charcoal pencils, kneaded eraser, fixative spray. Optional materials: ruler, small paint brush/ paper stomp (for blending), chamois (or soft cloth), alternate paper products, ie., pastel paper, hot press water color paper, toned paper, any surface with a bit of tooth/roughness….
The Craft of Drawing with Charcoal Part 2: - *BothThomas Fri, 2/17/23 41:00 PM3:00 PM $20.00
It is important to become proficient at basic drawing techniques introduced in Part 1, the rudimentary skills learned in each lesson and project. Part 2 drawing session will expand the fundamentals learned in Part 1; adding methods and techniques for creating even flat tones, continuous graduation and blending. Prerequisite: Not required; however, a working knowledge of basic and complex shapes, one-point perspective, controlling basic line strokes, contour-lines, shading, creating tonal values and texture with lines, is useful. Materials: 18 x 24 Rough texture newsprint paper pad for quick gesture drawing, 8.5 x 11 copy paper for practice, 9 x 12 pad or larger charcoal paper or similar toothy paper (for finished work), vine charcoal sticks, flat charcoal sticks, “B” (2B – 6B soft range) wood encased charcoal pencils, kneaded eraser, fixative spray. Optional materials: ruler, small soft bristle paint brush/ paper stomp (for blending), chamois (or soft cloth),
For Love of Film: Political Dramas - In Room 107Smith Mon, 2/20/23 51:00 PM4:00 PM $25.00
Join us in viewing and discussing five thought provoking political dramas including Argo which is based on the true story of the rescue of three Americans from Tehran during the US hostage crises in 1979, Fail-Safe starring Henry Fonda is about a technical malfunction sending US planes to drop nuclear weapons on Moscow and the negotiations between the US and Russia to avert war, Election, starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon, is a light hearted film about a high school teacher who meets his match in an over achieving student politician, Thirteen Days is based on the Kennedy administrations work to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Wag the Dog is the story of a Hollywood producer and a spin doctors attempts to fabricate a war to cover up a candidates scandal . The film lineup could change due to availability of DVDs
Reserved - In Room 107Smith Wed, 3/8/23 11:30 PM3:30 PM $0.00
This time slot is reserved.
Watercolor In Nature: With Emphasis On The Creative Use Of Color 2 - *BothCraggs Wed, 3/22/23 61:30 PM3:30 PM $30.00
Our emphasis in this series will not only be the creative use of color, but we will expand our work to include a study of form and function as we paint some Florida’s favorites. This will be a collection of exotic flowering vines. All the information will be sent out prior to our first class meeting. Our registered students will receive in the mail, a packet that will contain: A line drawing on watercolor paper, step by step instructions and a copy of our completed project.
Master The Craft of Drawing with Charcoal Part 3 - *BothThomas Fri, 3/24/23 41:00 PM3:00 PM $20.00
The final 4-week session will focus on planning staging your drawing, composition and layout, value study development, and combining the skills and techniques from Parts 1 & 2 in a single composition. Prerequisite: Not required. A working knowledge of basic geometric shapes, and the basic lines such as horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curved, wavy, thin, thick, a working knowledge of basic and complex shapes, one-point perspective, controlling basic line strokes, contour-lines, shading, creating tonal values and texture with lines, is useful. Materials: 18 x 24 Rough texture newsprint paper pad for quick gesture drawing, 8.5 x 11 copy paper for practice, 9 x 12 pad or larger charcoal paper or similar toothy paper (for finished work), vine charcoal sticks, flat charcoal sticks, B (2B – 6B soft range) wood encased charcoal pencils, kneaded eraser, fixative spray. Optional materials: ruler, small soft bristle paint brush/ paper stomp (for blending), chamois (or soft cloth).
Art History - *BothCraggs Tue, 3/28/23 61:30 PM3:30 PM $30.00
A look at various topics in art history, primarily using videos from The Great Courses. These will be series of lectures with William Kloss who represents The Smithsonian Institute in The Great Lecture Series. More details coming soon.
For Love of Film: Royalty - In Room 107Smith Mon, 4/3/23 51:00 PM4:00 PM $25.00
Royalty can be viewed in many different ways. There are films about royalty and films starring members of a royal family. Join us in viewing and discussing Camelot, a musical about the King Arthur legend starring Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris and Franco Nero; The Lion in Winter starring Katharine Hepburn and Peter OToole; Spaceballs, a Mel Brooks treasure about the rescue of a princess that satirizes Star Wars; Alfred Hitchcocks Rear Window starring Princess Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart; and Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. The film lineup could change due to availability of DVDs.

Topical Issues

TitleInstructor FirstWeeks StartsEndsFee
Scammunition: Your Guide to Scam Prevention - *BothPallamary Mon, 1/9/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
They’re still out there lurking in the shadows, hiding in cyberspace and disguising themselves as courteous telephone callers offering goods and services that seem to be too good to be true. Guess what? Most of them are! They all have one goal in mind – to steal your personal information, sell it or use it, then disappear without a trace. Join local author and scam prevention specialist Colleen J. Pallamary who has spent 20 years tracking the ever-growing scam phenomenon. Her tips and suggestions can empower you to be pro-active in acquiring a new set of self-defense skills so you can learn how to be scam-free.
Cyberwar and the Cyber Weapons Arms Race - *BothDiPiero Tue, 1/10/23 11:30 PM3:30 PM $5.00
In the future, wars will not just be fought by soldiers, ships and planes. They will also be fought with the click of a mouse a half a world away that unleashes carefully weaponized computer programs that disrupt or destroy critical industries like utilities, transportation, communications, and energy. Such attacks could also disable military networks that control the movement of troops, the path of fighter planes, and the command and control of warships. Our entire way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the internet, and the resultant cybersecurity issues affect everyone. There is perhaps no issue so important as cybersecurity that is so poorly understood. This presentation will help you better understand the issue.
Hands Only CPR 2023 - *BothPallamary Mon, 1/23/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
Students of all ages can benefit from learning Hands-Only CPR in 3 Easy Steps. Learn how to utilize the skills you learn in a cardiac emergency and make a difference in someone’s life. Participation in practicing compressions is optional and there are no breaths given in Hands-Only CPR. We will review the proper use of AEDS and discuss other options for emergency situations. No prior CPR experience required. Please note this is NOT a certification class.
Great Decisions 2023: series 1 - OnlineCoffey Tue, 3/7/23 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
Great Decisions is a nonpartisan public education program on major foreign policy challenges currently facing Americans. Series one will cover Energy Geopolitics, War Crimes, China and the US, and Economic Warfare.
The Taliban - *BothDiPiero Tue, 3/7/23 11:30 PM3:30 PM $5.00
The Taliban emerged in Afghanistan in 1994. Why and how did they come into being? What are their goals? After fighting them for 20 years, the United States left Afghanistan and the Taliban quickly resumed control of the country. What does the future hold for the people of Afghanistan? This presentation will try to answer these questions. NOTE: Online payments for this course may be blocked by the credit card processing companies due to the course title. If this happens you can pay by cash or check at the class session if you attend in classroom, or by mailing is a check if you attend either in classroom or on zoom.
Scammunition: Your Guide to Scam Prevention - *BothPallamary Mon, 3/20/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
They’re still out there lurking in the shadows, hiding in cyberspace and disguising themselves as courteous telephone callers offering goods and services that seem to be too good to be true. Guess what? Most of them are! They all have one goal in mind – to steal your personal information, sell it or use it, then disappear without a trace. Join local author and scam prevention specialist Colleen J. Pallamary who has spent 20 years tracking the ever-growing scam phenomenon. Her tips and suggestions can empower you to be pro-active in acquiring a new set of self-defense skills so you can learn how to be scam-free.
China and the United States - *BothDiPiero Tue, 3/21/23 11:30 PM3:30 PM $5.00
Relations between the United States and China are arguably the most important bilateral relationship in world affairs in the 21st century. China’s global economic importance and rising political and military power have come about during the time that the United States became the world’s sole superpower. Whether the two powers will support international peace and development and pursue more cooperative ties, or will become antagonistic as their interests compete, or will pursue some other path in world affairs is the subject of ongoing debate among specialists and policy makers in both countries. This presentation will look at the relationship between these two countries as it was, how it is now, and what it may become in the future.
Hands Only CPR 2023 - *BothPallamary Mon, 3/27/23 110:30 AM12:00 PM $3.75
Students of all ages can benefit from learning Hands-Only CPR in 3 Easy Steps. Learn how to utilize the skills you learn in a cardiac emergency and make a difference in someone’s life. Participation in practicing compressions is optional and there are no breaths given in Hands-Only CPR. We will review the proper use of AEDS and discuss other options for emergency situations. No prior CPR experience required. Please note this is NOT a certification class.
Great Decisions 2023: series 2 - OnlineCoffey Tue, 4/11/23 410:30 AM12:00 PM $15.00
Great Decisions is a nonpartisan public education program on major foreign policy challenges currently facing Americans. Series one will cover Politics in Latin America, Global Famine, Iran at a Crossroads, and Climate Migration.

*Senior Learners, Inc., sponsors events offered by non-profit organizations, such as the CF Foundation and its Appleton Museum, which the Board considers will be of interest to our students.

info@seniorlearners.org
(352) 239-8780
Senior Learners, Inc.
3001 S.W. College Road PMB No. 210
OCALA FL 34474-4415

IMPORTANT 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.

NOTE: The views of our instructors and students are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Senior Learners, Inc. This position is also true for videos, handouts, and other instructional materials used in our courses, and for events that we may sponsor in conjunction with other non-profit organizations.