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Winter/Spring 2013 Adult Lectures & Short Courses


THE RENAISSANCE ACADEMY of Florida Gulf Coast University

Atrium Executive Center 8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181 Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-425-3272

FGCU Naples Center 1010 Fifth Ave South Naples, FL 34102 239-434-4737

Register Online: https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu Website: www.fgcu.edu/racademy Email: jguerra@fgcu.edu Paul C. Thornton, Ed.D. Executive Director, Continuing Education & Off Campus Programs John J. Guerra Director, Continuing Education & The Renaissance Academy

Lee County Open House Atrium (Ft. Myers) Saturday, January 12 2pm – 4pm

Cynthia Focks Program Assistant – Naples Center

Enereida Valentin Business Manager – Atrium

Patricia Lasser Program Assistant – Naples Center

Brenda DePasquale-Gerson Administrative Coordinator – Atrium

Nancy Panozzo Marketing Coordinator

Anita Gilmore Internet Marketing Specialist – Atrium

********* Collier County Open House Naples Center Sunday, January 13 2pm – 4pm

How to Register for Classes (Checks and Credit Cards Only) Online – Use a credit card to safely and securely register online 24/7 at https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu Phone – Use a credit card – call 239-425-3272 or 239-434-4737 Mail – Registration form (pages 78-79) or from our website at www.fgcu.edu/racademy and mail to the address above Fax – Registration form (pages 78-79) or from our website at www.fgcu.edu/racademy and fax to 239-425-3260 In Person – At the Naples Center or Atrium only. In-person registrations are NOT permitted at any other location.

Locations (See Maps Page 77) v Atrium Exec Center, 8695 College Pkwy, Suite 1181, Ft. Myers 33919; 239-425-3272 v Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Avenue South, Naples 34102; 239-434-4737 v Brooks Commons Club, 9930 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs 34135; 239-949-3800 v Miromar Lakes Beach Club, 18061 Miromar Lakes Blvd, Ft. Myers 33913; 239-908-2398 v Calusa Harbour, 2525 First St, Ft. Myers 33901; 239-425-2245 v Cypress Cove, 10200 Cypress Cove Dr, Ft. Myers 33908; 239-415-5108 v Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr, Marco Island, FL, 239-394-4221

Become a Member of the Academy!

v FGCU Main Campus, 10501 FGCU Blvd South, Fort Myers 33965; 239-425–3272

Memberships – Become an Academy Member – Support lifelong learning and save 20% or more on most classes! Membership valid from January 1 through December 15, 2013 is $50. A Couple’s Membership is available for $80 per year. Membership is not required to take Renaissance Academy lectures. RA in Charlotte County – Call 941-505-0130 or visit our website at www.fgcu.edu/hcc for a catalog of offerings. The views, analyses, findings, and opinions expressed by Renaissance Academy instructors are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect those of the Renaissance Academy or Florida Gulf Coast University. In all of its operations, including admissions, employment, and access to its programs and services, Florida Gulf Coast University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, disability, marital status, disabled veteran status or age.

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See What’s New at the Renaissance Academy! 2013 Open Houses: Not sure what the Academy is all about? Be our guest at our 2013 open houses. They provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about the Academy, meet instructors, register for courses, and enjoy refreshments. Lee County Open House – Saturday, January 12 at 2pm – 4pm at the Atrium, 8695 College Pkwy, Suite #1181, Ft. Myers. Collier County Open House – Sunday, January 13 at 2pm – 4pm at our Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South, Naples. New Locations: RA welcomes the Marco Island Center for the Arts as a new location on Marco Island. See our maps on page 77. New Couples Membership: Same household couples/partners may become Members of the Academy for a discounted rate of $80. That’s a 20% savings off our standard Membership rates. Members Save Even More With Our “Four + One” Program! Members who purchase four courses will receive a 90 or 120-minute single lecture for free. This special offer is available only to Members and excludes special programming. All five classes must be registered for at the same time. Call our offices for more information and to register. RA After Hours Program: For those working professionals who want to participate in Renaissance Academy, look at the section of our course index called “RA After Hours.” There you will find evening and weekend classes to enjoy.

New Catalog Format: Renaissance Academy is pleased to introduce our new, larger catalog format.

New Index Format: In our new index, shown on pages 5-15, lectures are grouped by location (Atrium, Naples, etc.) and by category (Art, Film, etc.). The fifth column shows the day of the week the class meets, the month, and whether it is a morning (AM), afternoon (PM) or evening/weekend class. We hope this makes it easier to find classes at your favorite locations. Program Title by Location

Program #

Category

Instructor

Day/Month/AM/PM

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Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film

Baker Mooney Mooney Mooney

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Forms of Payment: RA only accepts checks and credit cards as forms of payment. Cash is not accepted at any location. Benefits of Membership: Membership is an Opportunity, Not a Requirement – Academy Membership provides the opportunity for individuals committed to the concept of life-long learning to be active participants in this exciting venture. Being a Member provides access to the Academy’s activities at a substantial savings and provides the financial support that assures the expansion and development of its curriculum. It is a partnership that further enriches the intellectual and cultural life of our community.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ART & FINE ARTS................................................................................................................................................................................17 AYN RAND SOCIETY FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS OF NAPLES................................................................................................18 BUSINESS, FINANCE & ECONOMICS............................................................................................................................................19 CHINESE ART & HISTORY ...............................................................................................................................................................21 COMPUTER INSTRUCTION..............................................................................................................................................................22 CONTEMPORARY ART . ....................................................................................................................................................................26 DAY TRIPS & SPECIAL EVENTS......................................................................................................................................................27 MODERATED DISCUSSION GROUPS.............................................................................................................................................29 ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT..........................................................................................................................................................32 FOREIGN FILM DISCUSSION SERIES............................................................................................................................................33 GUITAR LESSONS................................................................................................................................................................................38 HEALTH & WELLNESS......................................................................................................................................................................38 HISTORY, LAW & GOVERNMENT...................................................................................................................................................40 LIFE ENRICHMENT............................................................................................................................................................................48 LITERATURE & LANGUAGE............................................................................................................................................................52 MUSIC.....................................................................................................................................................................................................54 PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO EDITING.............................................................................................................................................57 PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY........................................................................................................................................................59 RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY..............................................................................................................................................................60 RENAISSANCE ACADEMY SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM........................................................................................63 SCIENCE & MEDICINE .....................................................................................................................................................................64 TRAVEL ABROAD................................................................................................................................................................................68 U.S. & WORLD AFFAIRS.....................................................................................................................................................................68 WINE EDUCATION SERIES...............................................................................................................................................................72 WRITING WORKSHOPS.....................................................................................................................................................................73 FACULTY BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES............................................................................................................................... 75 & 76 MAPS OF ACADEMY LOCATIONS .................................................................................................................................................77 COURSE REGISTRATION FORM......................................................................................................................................... 78 & 79

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Programs are grouped by location (Atrium, Naples, etc.) and by category (Art, Film, etc.). The fifth column shows the day of the week the program is held, the month, and whether it is a morning (AM), afternoon (PM) or evening (EVE) offering. Program Title by Location

Program #

Category

Instructor

Day/Month/AM/PM

AT4039 AT4040 AT4041 AT4042 AT4043 AT4044 AT4045 AT4046 AT4047 AT4049 AT4060 AT4062 AT4067 AT4358 AT4069 AT4071 AT4073 AT4077 AT4081 AT4084 AT4086 AT4087 AT4092 AT4097 AT4099 AT4100 AT4104 AT4107 AT4111 AT4118 AT4121 AT4124 AT4126 AT4128 AT4131 AT4133 AT4137 AT4139 AT4143 AT4144 AT4163 AT4165 AT4167 AT4169 AT4293 AT4173 AT4175 AT4184 AT4185 AT4188 AT4190 AT4191 AT4194 AT4212 AT4213 AT4214 AT4215 AT4216

Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Bus/Fin/Econ Bus/Fin/Econ Bus/Fin/Econ Bus/Fin/Econ Bus/Fin/Econ Bus/Fin/Econ Bus/Fin/Econ Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Eco/Environ Eco/Environ Eco/Environ Eco/Environ Eco/Environ Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion

Baker Mooney Mooney Mooney Mooney Mooney Mooney Mooney Mooney Nichols Kawadler Ziedenberg Stolz/Admire Grasser Stolz/Admire Stolz/Admire Stolz/Admire Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Rosenberg Rosenberg Martin Gates Gates Gates Gates Greene LaPlante II Dietzel Winters Hecker Jackson Hecker Mahler Jackson Kaufman Kaufman Kaufman Kaufman Kaufman

Th/Feb/AM Th/Feb-Mar/PM Th/Feb/PM Th/Feb/PM Th/Feb/PM Th/Mar/PM Th/Mar/PM Th/Mar/PM Th/Mar/PM Tu/Mar/PM Th/Feb/EVE W/Jan/PM W/Feb/EVE M/Feb/PM W/Feb/EVE Th/Feb-Mar/AM W/Mar/EVE M/Jan/PM Th/Mar/PM Tu/Feb/PM Tu/Jan/PM M/Feb/PM M/Apr/AM Tu/Feb/EVE Th/Mar/EVE W/Apr/AM W/Apr/AM Tu/Jan/PM Tu/Mar/PM Tu/Apr/PM Tu/Feb/PM Tu/Jan-Feb/AM Tu/Mar/AM Tu/Feb/AM Tu/Apr/AM Tu/Feb/PM Tu/Mar/PM M-W/Feb/EVE W/Apr/PM M/Feb/PM Tu/Feb-Mar/AM Tu/Feb/AM Tu/Mar/AM Tu/Mar/AM W/Mar/AM Tu/Mar/PM F/Mar-Apr/PM M/Mar/PM W/Jan/AM Tu/Feb/PM Th/Mar/AM W/Feb-Mar/EVE W/Mar/PM Su/Jan-Feb-Mar-Apr-May/PM Su/Jan/PM Su/Jan/PM Su/Feb/PM Su/Feb/PM

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ATRIUM (S. FT. MYERS) The Hermitage Museum – Legacy of the Czars Art History & Pastel Drawing (Series) Manet Monet Renoir Degas Cézanne Gauguin Van Gogh Zentangle® Passport to Retirement Fraud of the Century: Bernie Madoff Developing a Life Care Plan Living in a Condo/Homeowner Assoc. Community Preparing Your Estate Plan Income Earning Investments Beyond the 0.5% CD Income Earning Investments Beyond the 0.5% CD What is the Right Technology for You? What is the Right Technology for You? Making the Internet Productive and Useful iPad for Beginners iPad for Beginners iPad for Beginners iPad for Intermediates iPad for Intermediates iPad for Intermediates iPad for Advanced Intermediates iPhone for Beginners iPhone for Beginners iPhone for Intermediates Android Tablet for Beginners PCs/Microsoft Windows 7 for Beginners PCs/Microsoft Windows 7 for Beginners PCs/Microsoft Windows 7 for Intermediates PCs/Microsoft Windows 7 for Intermediates Introduction to Word 2010 Introduction to Using Email Sell on eBay the Right Way! Sell on eBay the Right Way! Technology for Book Lovers: Kindles and More Center for Critical Thinking: Social Capital (Series) Respect – What and Who Should be Worthy? Responsibility-Socially Responsible Capitalism Righteousness & Religion Crime and Punishment Assessing Media Bias and Why You Should Care Philosophical Salon Understanding Rape: A Multidisciplinary Approach Orchids, Bromeliads, Succulents, Oh My! An Introduction to Birding & Birds of Southwest FL Gardening in Small Places Fly Fishing Essentials Mysteries of Bird Migration Ft. Myers Foreign Film Series The Barbarian Invasions A Prophet The Prestige Biutiful

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A Separation Still Walking Rabbit-Proof Fence Mother Amores Perros Latin American Film Series Bitter Sugar (Azucar Amarga) Even the Rain (Tambien la Iluvia) The Maid (La Nana) The Backyard (El Traspatio) The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto De Sus Ojos) Modern Guitar Self-Hypnosis for Health and Wellness (Series) Hypnosis Demystified Practical Self-Hypnosis Understanding Your Dreams a la Jung Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back the Clock Elements of Life-Changing Mental Wellness Change Your Mind to Control Your Weight Slimnosis – A Healthy Lifestyle. . . Trio of Traitors: Walker, Ames, Hanssen Presidential Assassinations All-American Woman – Mary Edwards Walker President Lincoln: A Portrait by J. Hay & J. Nicolay Secret History of World War II History of Secret Societies & Conspiracy Theories Gender Discrimination and the Constitution The Pre-Greek World: Bronze Age Greece The KGB – The Most Powerful Clandestine Service Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady Recovering Nazi Plunder – WWII Monument Men All About the Mob: An Insider’s Story More Psychology of History U.S. Espionage: Stories of Betrayal The Spartans: The Last Stand of the 300 Genghis Khan and the Mongols – The Great Empire The Lincoln & Douglas Debates The Civil War: Two Warring Capitals (Series) The View From Richmond The View From Washington The Secrets of America’s Richest & Oldest Families Last Great Political Convention: Kansas City 1976 Nelson A. Rockefeller The Triumph of Ego Over Common Sense An Everyday Western Approach to Zen Buddhism Creating Powerful, Personal Change Finding Happiness and Personal Joy What’s Your Relationship IQ Find Your Identity in Retirement Qigong for Reducing Pain & Stress The Art of the Visit Retirement: Make it the Best Time of Your Life Samada Meditation: Beyond the Five Senses (Series) Guided Meditation Meditation for Relief of Chronic Pain Spiritual Meditation Hearing is a Quality of Life Issue Greek Mythology: Top 12 Gods & Goddesses Mystery, Detective and Crime Fiction Learn to Love Poetry Reading Famous Letters of History (Series)

AT4217 AT4218 AT4219 AT4220 AT4221 AT4222 AT4223 AT4224 AT4225 AT4226 AT4227 AT4228 AT4230 AT4232 AT4234 AT4236 AT4239 AT4241 AT4242 AT4252 AT4254 AT4258 AT4261 AT4265 AT4267 AT4269 AT4282 AT4283 AT4285 AT4290 AT4297 AT4299 AT4301 AT4303 AT4305 AT4309 AT4312 AT4323 AT4324 AT4325 AT4327 AT4329 AT4330 AT4331 AT4333 AT4338 AT4339 AT4342 AT4345 AT4347 AT4355 AT4357 AT4364 AT4366 AT4368 AT4370 AT4374 AT4376 AT4379 AT4382 AT4384

Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Guitar Lessons Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Lit/Language Lit/Language Lit/Language Lit/Language

Kaufman Kaufman Kaufman Kaufman Kaufman Stefopoulos Stefopoulos Stefopoulos Stefopoulos Stefopoulos Stefopoulos Forrester Crandall Crandall Crandall Morrow Gaines Dauphinais Berger Levine Eastwood Eastwood Vik Brand Crandall Crandall Abramowitch Stefopoulos Crandall Ziedenberg Eastwood Pollok Crandall Eastwood Stefopoulos Crandall Brand Rudin Rudin Rudin Forbes Rosenbaum Rosenbaum Rosenbaum Abramowitch Dauphinais Crandall Bireda Berger Carswell Bertone Keny Adams Adams Adams Adams Hingst Stefopoulos Tanguay Waters Waters

Su/Mar/PM Su/Mar/PM Su/Apr/PM Su/Apr/PM Su/May/PM Fri/Jan-Feb-Mar/PM Fri/Jan/PM Fri/Feb/PM Fri/Feb/PM Fri/Mar/PM Fri/Mar/PM Fri/Feb-Mar/AM Th/Jan/PM Th/Jan/PM Th/Jan/PM Tu/Feb/PM W/Feb/EVE Th/Apr/PM Tu/Feb/PM M/Apr/PM M/Feb/AM F/Feb/AM Th/Feb/AM Th/Feb/PM Tu/Jan/PM Tu/Jan/AM M/Feb/AM Tu/Jan/AM T/Feb/AM M/Feb/AM M/Feb/PM W/Feb/PM Tu/Apr/AM F/Feb/PM Tu/Feb/AM F/Feb/PM Tu/Feb/AM W/Apr/AM W/Apr/AM W/Apr/AM Th/Apr/AM Th/Apr/AM Th/Apr/AM Th/Apr/AM Th/Feb/AM M/Feb/PM Th/Jan/AM Tu/Jan-Feb/PM Tu/Feb/PM W/Feb/AM Tu/Mar/PM F/Mar/AM Th/Mar/AM Th/Mar/AM Th/Mar/AM Th/Mar/AM Tu/Apr/PM Tu/Feb/AM W/Feb-Mar/PM Th/Mar/PM Th/Apr/PM

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Reading “Between the Lines” American Military Letters The Beatles Beethoven: Tortured Titan Understanding Classical Music Songs From the Stage & Screen (Series) The Early Years – Broadway & Beyond The Roaring Twenties The Thirties – Stage & Film The Forties – Off to War & Back The Great American Songbook Music and Life of George Gershwin The Roots of American Pop Music Getting the Most From Your Compact Digital Camera Digital Photography Boot Camp Digital Photography Boot Camp Editing Digital Photos with Photoshop Elements 10 Creating Custom Photo Books Creating Custom Photo Books Organizing & Editing Your Photos Using Picasa Photographic Composition Nature & Wildlife Photography Understanding Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras Why We Act the Way We Do The Mind of a Psychopath Grand-Parenting & Grand-Children’s Development Body Language & Lying Verbal Martial Arts Upstairs, Downstairs Psychology Are You a Classist? Biblical Soap Operas (Part I) (Series) Biblical Soap Operas and Their Settings The Favored Child: Cain & Abel The Blessed Son: Isaac & Ishmael The Hostile Sisters: Leah & Rachel Biblical Soap Operas (Part II) (Series) The Betrayed Brother: Joseph & his Siblings The Chosen People: Moses, Aaron & Pharaoh The Maligned King: Saul & David The Conspiratorial Cousins: Amnon, Jonadab. . . Impact of Religion on Modern Life A Course on Islam (Series) The Religion of Islam Islamic Civilization & Democracy in Islam Women in Islam Islam & Other Religions & the Concept of War Introduction to Theosophy Life After Life (Series) The Near Death Experience Past Life Regression Reincarnation The Religions of China: Is There Room for God? The Brain Fitness Café (Series) Memory Strategies Memory Challenges Brain Bashing Puzzles America’s Health Care Crisis: The Cause & Cure Copernicus, Kepler & Galileo Get to Know Your Brain and How You Think (Series) Memory Think Tank Creative Problem Solving Spatial Thinking Fascinating History of Climate Change

AT4386 AT4388 AT4394 AT4396 AT4398 AT4400 AT4401 AT4402 AT4403 AT4404 AT4405 AT4408 AT4410 AT4412 AT4416 AT4417 AT4419 AT4422 AT4425 AT4427 AT4428 AT4431 AT4435 AT4440 AT4443 AT4446 AT4448 AT4450 AT4452 AT4454 AT4455 AT4456 AT4457 AT4458 AT4459 AT4460 AT4461 AT4462 AT4463 AT4464 AT4466 AT4467 AT4469 AT4471 AT4473 AT4475 AT4477 AT4479 AT4480 AT4481 AT4482 AT4483 AT4495 AT4498 AT4501 AT4504 AT4508 AT4511 AT4515 AT4518 AT4521 AT4524 AT4526

Lit/Language Lit/Language Music Music Music Music Music Music Music Music Music Music Music Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med

Waters Waters Ziedenberg Silvan Silvan Fraser Fraser Fraser Fraser Fraser Silvan Silvan Morgan Berna Sernovitz Sernovitz Berna Sernovitz Sernovitz Berna Berna Sernovitz Berna Crandall Crandall Confusione Gill Crandall Bireda Bireda Shaw Shaw Shaw Shaw Shaw Shaw Shaw Shaw Shaw Shaw Shaw Elrefai Elrefai Elrefai Elrefai Elrefai Schweizer Kania Kania Kania Kania Bultman Ryerson Ryerson Ryerson Ryerson Strube Anastasio Ryerson Ryerson Ryerson Ryerson Crandall

Th/Apr/PM Th/Apr/PM W/Jan/AM Tu/Feb/PM W/Feb/PM W/Feb/PM W/Feb/PM W/Feb/PM W/Feb/PM W/Feb/PM W/Feb/PM M/Apr/PM Th/Mar-Apr/PM Th/Feb/PM M/Feb-Mar/AM M/Mar-Apr/AM M/Mar/PM W/Feb/AM W/Mar/PM Th/Feb/PM Th/Feb/PM W/Mar/AM W/Mar/AM Tu/Mar/AM Th/Apr/AM Tu/Mar/AM M/Mar/AM Tu/Apr/PM F/Apr/PM Tu/Apr/PM Tu/Jan-Feb/AM Tu/Jan/AM Tu/Feb/AM Tu/Feb/AM Tu/Feb/AM W/Mar-Apr/AM W/Mar/AM W/Mar/AM W/Mar/AM W/Apr/AM Tu/Feb-Mar/PM M/Feb/AM M/Feb/AM M/Feb/AM M/Feb/AM M/Feb/AM F/Feb/PM Tu/Mar-Apr/AM Tu/Mar/AM Tu/Mar/AM Tu/Apr/AM Tu/Mar/PM F-W/Feb-Mar/AM F/Feb/AM W/Feb/AM W/Mar/AM Th/Feb/PM M/Mar/AM W/Apr/PM W/Apr/PM W/Apr/PM W/Apr/PM Th/Apr/PM

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Pakistan – Major Global Player China: Economic Leader of the 21st Century? Journey to Afghanistan Freedom of the Press in China: Reality or Fiction? Cuba Today: Not Quite the Same The Healthcare and Social Systems of China China – A Cultural Mosaic Writing Your Life Story and Memoirs Writing Short Stories The Writer’s Nag Introduction to Creative Journal Writing Poetry Writing Workshop Stand in the Moment: Memoir Make a Friend of Writing Let’s Get Dramatic!

AT4534 AT4537 AT4540 AT4541 AT4547 AT4553 AT4561 AT4567 AT4569 AT4573 AT4574 AT4576 AT4577 AT4578 AT4580

U.S. & World U.S. & World U.S. & World U.S. & World U.S. & World U.S. & World U.S. & World Writing Writing Writing Writing Writing Writing Writing Writing

Sack Bultman Gregory Bultman Bumstead Bultman McGreevey Dietzel Dietzel Waters Greene Dietzel Oberbeck Morgan Greene

Th/Feb/AM W/Feb/AM Th/Feb/PM Th/Jan/AM Th/Mar/AM W/Feb/AM Th/Mar/AM F/Jan-Feb/AM F/Mar-Apr/AM Th/Feb/AM M/Feb-Mar/PM W/Mar-Apr/PM F/Mar/PM Th/Mar/PM M/Mar-Apr/PM

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Art/FA/Film Art/FA/Film Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Computer Discussion Health/Wellness Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Life Enrichment Lit/Language Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med U.S. & World U.S. & World U.S. & World

Gallo Magen/Henschel Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Rosenberg Dietzel Berger Eastwood Eastwood Eastwood Roby Brand Berger Rahn Crandall Crandall Hertzberg Ryerson Ryerson Ryerson Ryerson Bumstead Wolff Bultman

Th/Jan/AM Tu/Apr/PM M/Jan/AM Th/Mar/AM Th/Feb/AM Th/Mar/AM F/Mar/AM M/Feb/AM Tu/Mar/PM M/Feb/AM Tu/Mar/AM Th/Feb/AM F/Mar/PM W/Mar/AM M/Apr/PM W/Jan/AM M/Mar/AM Th/Jan/AM W/Feb/AM M/Mar/AM M/Apr/AM W/Feb/PM F/Feb/PM F/Feb/PM W/Apr/PM Th-Tu/Apr/AM Th/Apr/AM Tu/Apr/AM Th/Apr/AM W/Feb/AM Tu/Apr/AM M/Apr/AM

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CH4262 CH4271 CH4289 CH4538 CH4546

Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t U.S. & World U.S. & World

Crandall Crandall Ziedenberg Bultman Bumstead

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CY4260 CY4308 CY4438 CY4493

Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Psych/Sociology Science & Med

Vik Ziedenberg Crandall Ryerson

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BROOKS COMMONS CLUB (BONITA SPRINGS) Impressionism From a Female Perspective The Man, The Art, The Mind of Caravaggio What is the Right Technology for You? What is the Right Technology for You? iPad for Beginners iPad for Intermediate iPad for Advanced Intermediates iPhone for Beginners iPhone for Beginners iPhone for Intermediates iPhone for Intermediates Android Tablet for Beginners Sell on eBay the Right Way! Excess in America: A Crisis of Common Sense Change Your Mind to Control Your Weight Trio of Traitors: Walker, Ames and Hanssen Sidney Reilly “Ace of Spies” Benghazi – The Unanswered Questions The Art of Negotiation The Lincoln & Douglas Debates Find Your Identity in Retirement The Mystique of Sherlock Holmes Why We Act the Way We Do The Mind of a Psychopath Resolving the Mysteries of Famous Fractures Get to Know Your Brain and How You Think (Series) Memory Think Tank Creative Problem Solving Spatial Thinking Cuba Today: Not Quite the Same How 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants. . . The Healthcare & Social Systems of China

BR4035 BR4052 BR4075 BR4079 BR4089 BR4096 BR4103 BR4108 BR4110 BR4115 BR4117 BR4123 BR4141 BR4179 BR4244 BR4253 BR4256 BR4273 BR4302 BR4313 BR4346 BR4390 BR4437 BR4441 BR4506 BR4516 BR4519 BR4522 BR4525 BR4545 BR4551 BR4555

CALUSA HARBOUR (DOWNTOWN FT. MYERS) Psychology of History: Mysteries, Reality & Fiction History of Secret Societies & Conspiracy Theories Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady China: Economic Leader of the 21st Century Cuba Today: Not Quite the Same

CYPRESS COVE (FT. MYERS) All-American Woman – Mary Edwards Walker Eleanor Roosevelt Why We Act the Way We Do The Brain Fitness Café (Series)

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Memory Strategies Memory Challenges Brain Bashing Puzzles Freedom of the Press in China: Reality or Fiction?

CY4496 CY4499 CY4502 CY4543

Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med U.S. & World

Ryerson Ryerson Ryerson Bultman

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SP4147 SP4015 SP4148 SP4149 SP4031 N/A SP4150 SP4151 SP4152 SP4153 SP4154 SP4155 SP4156 SP4562 SP4563 SP4564 SP4565

Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Day Trips & Spec Wine Series Wine Series Wine Series Wine Series

Tari N/A Voices for All Voices for All Guerra Various N/A N/A TBA TBA TBA TBA Smith Lane/Wernette Lane/Wernette Lane/Wernette Lane/Wernette

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Art/FA/Film Bus/Fin/Econ Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t U.S. & World U.S. & World U.S. & World U.S. & World U. S. & World U.S. & World U.S. & World

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DAY TRIPS & SPECIAL EVENTS Maestro Bryan Tari - A Salute to Classical Composers Veteran’s Voices – 11th Annual Symposium An Introduction to Voiceovers (Naples) An Introduction to Voiceovers (Atrium) Private Tour of the Collier Automotive Museum Impact of Animal Companionship on Health Rookery Bay Boat Tour Rookery Bay Boat Tour Flagler Mansion & Gilded Age Tea Lunch Miami Art-Deco Walking Tour Ringling Art Museum/Circus Museum Morikami Japanese Gardens & Museum An Afternoon with Opera Naples Wine- Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know Wines of Argentina and Chile Wines of Australia and New Zealand Wines of Oregon and Washington

FGCU MAIN CAMPUS (FT. MYERS) Excess in America: A Crisis of Common Sense

MARCO ISLAND The Conservation & Restoration of Material Culture The Dance of the Muses: From LV to the Louvre Maestro Bryan Tari - A Salute to Classical Composers An Afternoon with Opera Naples

MIROMAR LAKES BEACH CLUB (ESTERO) Impressionism From a Female Perspective Fraud of the Century: Bernie Madoff Psychology of History: Mysteries, Reality & Fiction President Lincoln: A Portrait by J. Hay & J. Nicolay Archaeology and the Biblical Record The KGB – The Most Powerful Clandestine Service Get Elected, Get Rich – Corruption in Congress? Recovering Nazi Plunder – WWII Monument Men Unique Missions of World War II Europe in Crisis (Series) The Long Road Home From DeGaulle to Tony Blair The Eurozone and America Modern China – Shaping a New World Presidents, Foreign Policy, and Fun Vignettes Transformation of Panama and the Panama Canal

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NAPLES CENTER (1010 5th AVENUE SOUTH) Impressionism From a Female Perspective The Hermitage Museum – Legacy of the Czars Zentangle® The Man, The Art, The Mind of Caravaggio Ayn Rand Society: Distinguished Speaker Series Is Laissez-Faire Capitalism America’s Last Hope? Practical Need for Legal Ideals Religion vs. Morality The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Passport to Retirement

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Apple’s Core: Steve Jobs Fraud of the Century: Bernie Madoff Foundations of Economic Relationships Developing a Life Care Plan Preparing Your Estate Plan Income Earning Investments Beyond the 0.5% CD Income Earning Investments Beyond the 0.5% CD Why Women’s Financial Lives are Different Chinese Art & History Study Group Demystifying Modern China Transformation of Tradition Architectural Transformations of China From Mountain Songs to Symphony Film: Through Chinese Women’s Eyes Feast and Famine – Foodways to China The Meaning of Religion in Modern China What is the Right Technology for You? What is the Right Technology for You? What is the Right Technology for You? What is the Right Technology for You? Making the Internet Productive and Useful iPad for Beginners iPad for Beginners iPad for Beginners iPad for Beginners iPad for Beginners iPad for Intermediates iPad for Intermediates iPad for Intermediates iPad for Intermediates iPad for Advanced Intermediates iPad for Advanced Intermediates iPhone for Beginners iPhone for Beginners iPhone for Beginners iPhone for Beginners iPhone for Intermediates iPhone for Intermediates iPhone for Intermediates iPhone for Intermediates Android Tablet for Beginners PCs/Microsoft Windows 7 for Beginners PCs/Microsoft Windows 7 for Beginners PCs/Microsoft Windows 7 for Intermediates PCs/Microsoft Windows 7 for Intermediates Introduction to Word 2010 Introduction to Using Email Sell on eBay the Right Way! Sell on eBay the Right Way! Sell on eBay the Right Way! Technology for Book Lovers: Kindles and More Organizing Your Life Using Technology The Salke Contemporary Art Study Group How Art Conveys Emotion Food & Architecture The Evolution of Public Mural-Making Building the Crystal Bridges Museum Why Republicans Can’t Win the Presidency Center for Critical Thinking (Series) Do We Really Need Manned Operations in Space? Gun Violence Arab Spring Becomes Arab Long Hot Summer Center for Critical Thinking: Social Capital (Series)

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Ziedenberg Ziedenberg Ochs Stolz/Admire Stolz/Admire Stolz/Admire Stolz/Admire Starkey Various Mullaney Andrews Warfield Silbergeld N/A Asim Nedostup Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Rosenberg Rosenberg Rosenberg Martin Catalfamo Various Clearwater Yantrasast Golden Bacigalupi Shepard O’Leary O’Leary O’Leary O’Leary Gates

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Respect – What & Who Should be Worthy? Responsibility – Socially Responsible Capitalism Righteousness & Religion Crime and Punishment Justice – What’s the Right Thing to Do The Mentality of Entitlement Assessing Media Bias and Why You Should Care Philosophical Salon Money & Political Power National Debt, Deficits, Bailouts, and Stimulus Excess in America: Crisis of Common Sense Canada vs. U.S. - Universal Healthcare Systems Capitalism in Crisis Cultural Literacy- Every American Should Know Orchids, Bromeliads, Succulents, Oh My! An Introduction to Birding & Birds of SW Florida Gardening in Small Places Birds of South Florida Mysteries of Bird Migration Fabulous Flowering Trees Edible Landscapes: Growing Your Own Naples Foreign Film Series Footnote We Have A Pope Cell 211 Man on Wire A Separation Monsieur Lazhar In a Better World Taxi to the Dark Side Distant Voices, Still Lives In the Mood for Love Vera Drake Which Way Home Downfall Kid With a Bike Modern Guitar Self-Hypnosis for Health and Wellness (Series) Hypnosis Demystified Practical Self-Hypnosis Basic & Intermediate Nutrition Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back the Clock Elements of Life-changing Mental Wellness Change Your Mind to Control Your Weight Controlling Your Future Health (Series) How to Control Your Destiny with Disease What are the Most Toxic Foods? Do You Want to Learn How to Prevent Alzheimer’s How do You Know if Your Sleep is Healthy Wasting Money on Worthless Supplements? Slimnosis – A Healthy Lifestyle. . . Sidney Reilly “Ace of Spies” Presidential Assassinations All-American Woman – Mary Edwards Walker President Lincoln: A Portrait by J. Hay & J. Nicolay Secret History of World War II History of Secret Societies and Conspiracy Theories The Boxer Rebellion The American Civil War (Series) The Coming of the American Civil War Early Confederate Victories Turning Point in the War: 1863 The Union Road to Victory

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Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Eco/Environ Eco/Environ Eco/Environ Eco/Environ Eco/Environ Eco/Environ Eco/Environ Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Guitar Lessons Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t

Gates Gates Gates Greene Woodyard Dietzel LaPlante II Dietzel Hinchey Mutart Dietzel Ziedenberg Hinchey Margolis Hecker Jackson Hecker Mutart Jackson Hecker Hecker Guerra/Pomerantz Pomerantz Pomerantz Guerra Guerra Pomerantz Guerra Pomerantz Guerra Guerra Pomerantz Pomerantz Guerra Guerra Guerra Forrester Crandall Crandall Crandall Grosz Gaines Dauphinais Berger Kumin Kumin Kumin Kumin Kumin Kumin Levine Eastwood Eastwood Vik Brand Crandall Crandall Vik Bailey Bailey Bailey Bailey Bailey

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Archaeology and the Biblical Record Gender Discrimination and the Constitution The KGB – The Most Powerful Clandestine Service The Art of Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady Presidents in Economic Hard Times (Series) American Presidents: 1776-1929 American Presidents: 1930 – Today More Psychology of History U.S. Espionage: Stories of Betrayal Eleanor Roosevelt Genghis Khan and the Mongols – The Great Empire The Lincoln & Douglas Debates The Presidency and the Supreme Court Mad Men Need Law(yer) Men James Madison The Fall and Rise of Harry Truman Who Killed Marilyn Monroe Henry Kissinger: The Quintessential Diplomat Secrets of the Secret Service The Battle of the Little Big Horn How to Select a Lawyer Secrets of America’s Richest & Oldest Families Politics vs. History-Ideology and Historical Accuracy An Everyday Western Approach to Zen Buddhism T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Beginners T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Beginners T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Advanced Beginners Creating Powerful, Personal Change Finding Happiness and Personal Joy Mahjongg for Beginners What’s Your Relationship IQ? Find Your Identity in Retirement All About Jewelry (Series) Precious Metals Gems and Gemology Diamonds and Jewelry Buying Tips Get Organized! Why Wait to Simplify Your Life The Art of the Visit Retirement: Make it the Best Time of Your Life Couponing 101 Control Stress to Live Proactively, Not Reactively Get Your Closets Organized! Samada Meditation: Beyond the Five Senses (Series) Guided Meditation Meditation for Relief of Chronic Pain Spiritual Meditation Transform Your Eating Habits It’s Cocktail Time-It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere! Going to School in America’s Past Grandma of the Glades: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Life of Pi – Fiction and the Imagination Detective Fiction: Crime and Religion Former Publisher-Bon Appetit: Future of Magazines Learn to Love Poetry Reading Famous Letters of History (Series) Reading “Between the Lines” American Military Letters The Mystique of Sherlock Holmes Great Musical Collaborators (Series) Lerner & Loewe Rogers & Hart Beethoven: Tortured Titan

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Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Hist/Law/Gov’t Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Lit/Language Lit/Language Lit/Language Lit/Language Lit/Language Lit/Language Lit/Language Lit/Language Lit/Language Music Music Music Music

Alpert Abramowitch Crandall Roby Ziedenberg Mutart Mutart Mutart Crandall Eastwood Ziedenberg Crandall Brand Abramowitch Goldman/Orkin Abramowitch Rudin George Ziedenberg Eastwood Bailey White Forbes Eastwood Abramowitch Kelly Kelly Kelly Dauphinais Crandall Marcus Bireda Berger Robbins Robbins Robbins Robbins Ottenstein Bertone Keny Ardrey Campanella Ottenstein Adams Adams Adams Adams Winkler Loeper Loeper Repko Kaiser Rahn Sachs Waters Waters Waters Waters Rahn Katz Katz Katz Silvan

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Vivaldi’s Venice Understanding Classical Music The Great American Songbook Music and Life of George Gershwin The Birth of Jazz Getting the Most From Your Compact Digital Camera Getting the Most From Your Compact Digital Camera Digital Photography Boot Camp Digital Photography Boot Camp Editing Digital Photos With Photoshop Elements 10 Editing Digital Photos With Photoshop Elements 10 Creating Custom Photo Books Creating Custom Photo Books Creating Custom Photo Books Organizing and Editing Your Photos Using Picasa Photographic Composition Nature and Wildlife Photography Photoshop Elements 10: Organizing & Creating. . . Creative Photo Editing Techniques Understanding Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras Find Your Psychological Defenses Why We Act the Way We Do The Mind of a Psychopath Understanding the Generation Gap Grand-Parenting and Grand-Children’s Development Protecting Our Children: Risks Now and Then Verbal Martial Arts Upstairs, Downstairs Psychology Are You a Classist? Impact of Religion on Modern Life A Course on Islam (Series) The Religion of Islam Islamic Civilization and Democracy in Islam Women in Islam Islam and Other Religions Eastern Religions The Religions of China: Is There Room for God? Ancient Egypt: Glory of the Pharoahs (Series) Forward into the Past Architecture & Real Estate Architecture & Real Estate Part 2 Rediscovering our Religious Roots (Series) Judaism Christianity Islam Brain Fitness Café (Series) Memory Strategies Memory Challenges Brain Bashing Puzzles Resolving the Mysteries of Famous Fractures Memory Boot Camp The Evolution of Modern Medicine Latest Research on Alzheimer’s & Dementia Introduction to Astronomy Non-Progressive Mild Cognitive Impairment Get to Know Your Brain (Series) Memory Think Tank Creative Problem Solving Spatial Thinking Babies are Smarter than You Think! Israel: 1947 – Present Foreign Policy Pakistan – Major Global Player Pakistan – Major Global Player

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Music Music Music Music Music Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Photography Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Psych/Sociology Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Relig/Philosophy Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med Science & Med U.S. & World U.S. & World U.S. & World

Turicchi Silvan Silvan Silvan Morgan Berna Berna Sernovitz Sernovitz Berna Berna Sernovitz Sernovitz Sernovitz Berna Berna Sernovitz Goodlet Kenedi Berna Crouse Crandall Crandall Herrmann Confusione McConnell Crandall Bireda Bireda Shaw Elrefai Elrefai Elrefai Elrefai Elrefai Shaw Bultman Derfler Derfler Derfler Derfler Derfler Derfler Derfler Derfler Ryerson Ryerson Ryerson Ryerson Hertzberg Beckwith Colón Beckwith Woodyard Powell Ryerson Ryerson Ryerson Ryerson Lewkowicz Vik Sack Sack

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Various Watkins Smith Bernstein Bullock Kawadler Kawadler Stolz/Admire Stolz/Admire Stolz/Admire Stolz/Admire Stolz/Admire Stolz/Admire Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Guerra Rosenberg Rosenberg Rosenberg Catalfamo Guerra Various Voices for All Voices for All O’Leary O’Leary O’Leary O’Leary Gates Gates Gates Gates Mahler Guerra/Pomerantz Pomerantz Pomerantz Guerra Guerra Pomerantz

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RA AFTER HOURS – EVENING & WEEKEND CLASSES Ayn Rand Society: Distinguished Speaker Series Is Laissez-Faire Capitalism America’s Last Hope? Practical Need for Legal Ideals Religion vs. Morality The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Passport to Retirement Passport to Retirement Developing a Life Care Plan Developing a Life Care Plan Preparing Your Estate Plan Preparing Your Estate Plan Income Earning Investments Beyond the 0.5% CD Income Earning Investments Beyond the 0.5% CD iPad for Beginners iPad for Beginners iPad for Intermediates iPad for Intermediates iPad for Intermediates Sell on eBay the Right Way! Sell on eBay the Right Way! Sell on eBay the Right Way! Organizing Your Life Using Technology Private Tour of the Collier Automotive Museum Impact of Animal Companionship on Health An Introduction to Voiceovers (Naples) An Introduction to Voiceovers (Atrium) Center for Critical Thinking (Series) Do We Really Need Manned Operations in Space Gun Violence Arab Spring Becomes Arab Long Hot Summer Center for Critical Thinking: Social Capital (Series) Respect – What & Who Should be Worthy? Responsibility – Socially Responsible Capitalism Righteousness & Religion Fly Fishing Essentials Naples Foreign Film Series Footnote We Have A Pope Cell 211 Man on Wire A Separation

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Monsieur Lazhar NC4203 In a Better World NC4204 Taxi to the Dark Side NC4205 Distant Voices, Still Lives NC4206 In the Mood for Love NC4207 Vera Drake NC4208 Which Way Home NC4209 Downfall NC4210 Kid With a Bike NC4200 Ft. Myers Foreign Film Series AT4212 The Barbarian Invasions AT4213 A Prophet AT4214 The Prestige AT4215 Biutiful AT4216 A Separation AT4217 Still Walking AT4218 Rabbit-Proof Fence AT4219 Mother AT4220 Amores Perros AT4221 Basic & Intermediate Nutrition NC4237 Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back the Clock NC4238 Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back the Clock AT4239 Get Organized! Learn How to Downsize NC4353 Couponing 101 NC4359 Control Stress to Live Proactively, Not Reactively NC4360 Get Your Closets Organized! NC4362 Find Your Psychological Defenses NC4436 Babies are Smarter than You Think! NC4527

Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Film/Discussion Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Health/Wellness Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Life Enrichment Psych/Sociology Science & Med

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Legendary Turkey & Turquoise Coast Invitation to Tuscany Paradores & Pousadas: Spain & Portugal

Travel Abroad Travel Abroad Travel Abroad

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TRAVEL ABROAD

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SAVE THE DATES!! Chinese Art & History Lecture Series (Page 21) January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19 Contemporary Art Lecture Series (Page 26) January 18, February 15, March 15, April 26 2013 Scholar in Residence Lecture Program – Ancient Egypt / The Children of Abraham (Page 63) January 23, 24, 25 Maestro Bryan Tari – A Salute to Classical Composers (Page 27) January 24 iPad & iPhone Instruction (Pages 22-23) Various Dates 11th Annual Veterans’ Voices Symposium (Page 27) January 30 An Introduction to Voiceovers – Special Event (Page 27) February 11 or March 20 Android Tablets for Beginners (Page 24) February 12 or February 14 or February 28 Impressionist Art History & Pastel Drawing Series (Page 17) February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 Private Tour of the Collier Classic Auto Museum (Reserved Exclusively For Members Only) (Page 27) February 16 Foreign Film Discussion Series – Naples and Ft. Myers (Pages 33 & 35) Sundays at 1pm Latin American Foreign Film Discussion Series (Page 37) January 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 22 Philosophical Salon: 21st Century Megatrends (Page 31) February and March Guitar Lessons (Page 38) February and March Wine Education Series - All New Program (Page 72) February 13, 27, March 13 Day Trip - Rookery Bay Boat Tours (Page 27) March 1 or April 10 Day Trip - Whitehall Mansion & Gilded Age Tea Lunch (Page 28) March 6 Day Trip - Miami Art Deco Walking Tour (Page 28) March 13 Day Trip - John & Mabel Ringling Museum (Page 28) March 20 Day Trip - Morikami Japanese Gardens (Page 28) March 27 RA Travel Abroad –Tuscany; Turkey; Spain/Portugal (Pages 68) September 2013

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The first fee listed for all programs is the Member price; the second is the Non-Member price. Members and Non-Members must register for all programs. Membership is NOT required! Pre-registration is STRONGLY recommended!

ART/FINE ARTS Impressionism From a Female Perspective Option #1 – BR4035 – Brooks Jan 10 at 10am – 12pm, Thur

$24 / $29

Option #2 – NC4036 – Naples Feb 13 at 10am – 12pm, Wed

Option #3 – ML4037 – Miromar Lakes Mar 28 at 10am – 12pm, Thur

Choose one of the course options above. Women impressionists brought a new perspective to familiar places; the theater, the drawing room, and the garden. Their subjects, like their male colleagues, were drawn from everyday life. Their desire was to capture the transitory effects of light and life. Join us as we explore their lives and work. Instructor: Mrs. Mimi Gallo

The Hermitage Museum – Legacy of the Czars Option #1 – NC4038 – Naples Center February 14 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4039 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 21 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Learn how the spectacular private collection of a Russian Empress became one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. Explore the once official residence of the Romanovs. This glittering palace has more than 500 rooms, and houses priceless treasures assembled over 250 years by one of the world’s richest and most powerful dynasties. Instructor: Mr. Roger Weatherburn Baker

Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh: Art History & Pastel Drawing

$85 / $105

AT4040 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thursdays – 21 hours Participants may register for the series above (AT4040) or for the individual programs below. This unique art history/fine art experience includes a 60-minute lecture on an Impressionist artist followed by a 90-minute pastel drawing class copying one of the artist’s masterpieces. You will be amazed at how easy it is to be a great imitator of art, adding your own personal style and ideas.  No drawing experience needed to create a wonderful Impressionistic pastel – art for beginners and advanced students. Bring your creativity and we will do the rest. Participants must pay an art supplies charge at each class of $4 (cash) to the instructor which includes pastel paper, carrying folder, use of pastels, plastic gloves, and other supplies necessary to create the artwork of your dreams. Instructor: Dr. Gail Mooney

Manet

$24 / $29

AT4041 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 14 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thursday – 3 hours

Monet

AT4042 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 21 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thursday – 3 hours

Renoir

AT4043 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 28 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thursday – 3 hours

Degas

AT4044 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 7 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thursday – 3 hours

Cézanne

AT4045 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 14 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thursday – 3 hours

Gauguin

AT4046 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 21 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thursday – 3 hours

Van Gogh

$24 / $29 $24 / $29 $24 / $29 $24 / $29 $24 / $29 $24 / $29

AT4047 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 28 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thursday – 3 hours Register online at http://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu or call 239-425-3272 / 239-434-4737

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Zentangle® – A Remarkable Drawing Experience! Option #1 – NC4048 – Naples Center February 21, 28 at 1:30pm – 4pm, Thursdays – 5 hours

$39 / $49 Option #2 – AT4049 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 12, 19 at 1:30pm – 4pm, Tuesdays – 5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. Purchase of a Drawing Kit ($10) is required at the time of registration. Zentangle®…come see what it’s all about!  An easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns, Zentangle® is for everyone, no matter their age or artistic background.  You will be surprised and delighted by the incredible original art you create during this relaxing, up-lifting workshop.  No artistic talent required…guaranteed!   Instructor: Ms. Gerry Pearson Nichols, CZT Certified Zentangle® Teacher

The Conservation and Restoration of Material Culture

$20 / $25

MI4050 – Marco Island Center for the Arts – February 28 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours Enrollment is limited. Join Viviana Dominguez, an international Art Conservator, to discuss the critical and important work of preserving our historic art and cultural treasures. Ms. Dominguez has most recently been in New York and New Jersey working on the conservation and restoration of art and artifacts affected by Hurricane Sandy. She is also part of the Smithsonian’s team of experts who work in Haiti. Instructor: Ms. Viviana Dominguez

The Man, The Art, The Mind of Caravaggio Option #1 – NC4051 – Naples Center April 9 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

$24 / $29 Option #2 – BR4052 – Brooks (Bonita) April 30 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, was one of the most important and influential artists in 17th century Italy. Who was this man…a dear friend of the Cardinals of the Church but also a dangerous criminal? We will examine the art and the man with slides and discussion. Instructors: Mrs. Dorothy “Dottie” Magen / Mrs. Charlotte Henschel

The Dance of the Muses: From Las Vegas to the Louvre

$20 / $25

MI4053 – Marco Island Center for the Arts – April 25 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours Lynn Holley, Executive Director of the Marco Island Center for the Arts, delivers an interesting look at the Greek Muses and how they not only affected great artists, but the life of each of us. You’ll explore how museums came into being, and how a visit to Las Vegas may bring on the same dance of the spirit as the Louvre. Instructor: Ms. Lynn Holley

AYN RAND SOCIETY FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS OF NAPLES Distinguished Speaker Series

Members are Free / $50

NC4054 – Naples Center – Jan 11, Feb 22, Mar 8, Apr 12 at 6pm – 8pm (Doors open at 5:15pm), Fridays – 8 hours Participants may register for the series above (NC4054) or for any individual lectures below. Renaissance Academy Members are invited to this series free of charge. Pre-registration is suggested. Join the Ayn Rand Society for Individual Rights of Naples as they explore relevant and contemporary issues within the framework of Rand’s principles of Objectivism. The Ayn Rand Society for Individual Rights of Naples lecture series has been generously underwritten by the Gulf Coast Business Review, publisher Matt Walsh.

Is Laissez-Faire Capitalism America’s Last, Best Hope?

Members are Free / $15

NC4055 – Naples Center – January 11 at 6pm – 8pm (Doors open at 5:15pm), Friday – 2 hours Don Watkins elaborates on the identifications, ramifications, and insights presented in the recently released “Free Market Revolution – How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government” which he coauthored with Dr. Yaron Brook. Instructor: Mr. Don Watkins

Practical Need for Legal Ideals

Members are Free / $15

NC4056 – Naples Center – February 22 at 6pm – 8pm (Doors open at 5:15pm), Friday – 2 hours In order to understand the way the law should work in any particular sphere (tort liability, civil liberties, business regulations), we must first grasp the proper aims and guiding principles of the legal system overall. This lecture seeks

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to provide a basic framework for understanding what a proper legal system is by identifying its three essential pillars. Further, it explores the reasons why such a “big picture” perspective is often neglected and explains the damage wrought by our failure to tackle that question head-on. Instructor: Dr. Tara Smith

Religion vs. Morality

Members are Free / $15

NC4057 – Naples Center – March 8 at 6pm – 8pm (Doors open at 5:15pm), Friday – 2 hours Conventionally, most people believe that morality can only be based in religious faith; that in a world without God, no principles of right and wrong can exist. Related to this, philosophers have long held that no objective, fact-based, rational code of values is possible. Dr. Bernstein will discuss how Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, demonstrates that this is possible. Instructor: Dr. Andrew Bernstein

The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Members are Free / $15

NC4058 – Naples Center – April 12 at 6pm – 8pm (Doors open at 5:15pm), Friday – 2 hours This lecture title sounds like something concocted by Mr. Thompson and Wesley Mouch in “Atlas Shrugged.” Americans are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but civil forfeiture turns that principle on its head. With civil forfeiture, your property is guilty until you prove it innocent. Unlike criminal forfeiture, where property is taken after the owner has been found guilty in a court of law, with civil forfeiture, owners need not be charged with or convicted of a crime to lose homes, cars, cash or other property. Instructor: Mr. Scott Bullock.

BUSINESS, FINANCE & ECONOMICS Passport to Retirement

$45 / $60

Option #1 – NC4059 – Naples Center January 24, 31 at 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Thursday – 6 hours

Option #2 – AT4060 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 21, 28 at 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Thursday – 6 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Same-household spouses and partners may attend for free. This recently updated course has been developed to help you learn more about planning for a comfortable retirement. It is designed to give you the tools necessary to make more informed decisions regarding your financial future. The course includes the information you need to assess the costs associated with retirement, determine your sources of retirement income, improve your investment potential, reduce your financial risk, and help preserve your estate for your heirs. You’ll also find out how to fight the effects of inflation, avoid unnecessary taxes, and protect yourself from the potentially devastating costs associated with long-term-care expenses. You’ll learn how to integrate important concepts to help you prepare for retirement. The decisions you make in these key areas will ultimately determine your financial success. Through examples, exercises, and case studies, you’ll discover how to take control of your finances and position yourself for a brighter financial future. Instructor: Mr. Martin Kawadler

Apple’s Core: Steve Jobs

$20 / $25

NC4061 – Naples Center – January 28 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours The most iconic and arguably the most important technological figure of the late 20th and early 21st century; his expertise and technology changed all of our lives. Join us as we examine the life of Apple’s genius inventor. Instructor: Mr. Gerald Ziedenberg

Fraud of the Century: Bernie Madoff Option #1 – AT4062 – Atrium Jan 30 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wed

$20 / $25

Option #2 – ML4063 – Miromar Lakes Feb 7 at 10am – 11:30am, Thur

Option #3 – NC4064 – Naples Feb 8 at 10am – 11:30am, Fri

Choose one of the course options above. The life and lies of Bernie Madoff offer a story of unparalleled deception, betrayal, and greed. One of the greatest frauds in American financial history was responsible for the loss of $50 billion. Instructor: Mr. Gerald Ziedenberg

Foundations of Economic Relationships

$59 / $74

NC4065 – Naples Center - February 5, 12, 19, 26 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Tuesdays – 6 hours Economic relationships are based upon both trust and property rights.  In this series, we first consider how people have developed institutions in the past to facilitate trade, even when there was no legal system available to enforce contracts. We then draw some modern Register online at http://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu or call 239-425-3272 / 239-434-4737

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parallels to these historic developments, discussing e-Bay, ratings agencies, and outsourcing.  In our second lecture, we discuss the importance of effective management of real property, various forms of property rights, and the interaction between private rights and public interests.  Intellectual property has become critically important in modern economies.  In the last two lectures of this series, we consider the historical development of patents and copyright, and the implications of modern technology for the future development of such rights. Instructor: Dr. Jack Ochs

Developing a Life Care Plan: Learn How to Find, Access and Pay for Your Life Care Needs Option #1 – NC4066 – Naples Center February 13 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

$24 / $29

Option #2 – AT4067 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 20 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Same-household spouses, partners, and children (one only) may attend for free. It is a fact that people are living longer and that nearly two thirds of everyone age 65 and older will require some form of assistance at some point in their lives. If you need care, who will provide it, how will you pay for it, and do you have the appropriate legal documents? Planning ahead is the first step toward preventing unexpected health issues from turning into a crisis. Attend this informative session as experts in Caregiving, Elder Law, and Financial Planning explain the Life Care concept. Refreshments will be served. Instructors: Mr. Steve Stolz & Ms. Jill Burzynski (Naples) and Ms. Cheryl Admire & Wendy Murray (Ft. Myers)

Preparing Your Estate Plan

$24 / $29

Option #1 – NC4068 – Naples Center February 20 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

Option #2 – AT4069 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 27 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Same-household spouses and partners may attend for free. This class will focus on developing an estate plan and the importance of working with an estate-planning attorney.  Participants will learn the function of a will and its effect on the probate process; about different kinds of trusts available, and the benefits and risks they offer.  The class will also focus on strategies to decrease estate taxes, and passing assets to your heirs.  An estate attorney will assist with this lecture. Refreshments will be served. Instructors: Mr. Steve Stolz & Ms. Cheryl Admire

Income Earning Investments Beyond the 0.5% CD Option #1 – NC4070 – Naples Center Feb 21, 28 at 10am – 12pm, Thursdays – 4 hours Option #3 – NC4072 – Naples Center Mar 14, 21 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Thursdays – 4 hours

$39 / $44 Option #2 – AT4071 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Feb 28, Mar 7 at 10am – 12pm, Thursdays – 4 hours Option #4 – AT4073 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Mar 20, 27 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Wednesdays – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Same-household spouses and partners may attend for free. A light lunch will be provided after the daytime lecture. A workbook is included with this course. The current low interest rate environment has created a situation where many individuals are reaching into their savings principal to match increases in living expenses. This creates a formula for everyone’s biggest concern – “Are you likely to outlive your money?” This class will focus on how an appropriate mix of fixed income, equities, and insurance investments can provide reliable income that has historically increased at a rate equal to or greater than increases in the cost of living. Instructors: Mr. Steve Stolz & Ms. Cheryl Admire

Buying into and Living in a Condominium or Homeowners Association Community

$20 / $25

AT4358 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) - February 25 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Monday – 1.5 hours As an increasingly larger percentage of Americans move to condominium and homeowners association communities, it is important for people to be more informed about what to look for when they purchase and the obligations and controls that apply after they move in. Association financial health, rules and regulations, other operational issues and the role of associated board members will be covered. Time will be available to address specific issues attendees may have encountered in their own communities. Instructor: Mr. George Grasser

Why Women’s Financial Lives are Different

$20 / $25

NC4074 – Naples Center – March 6 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours Women’s financial lives are different than men’s and this session is designed to be beneficial to both sexes. It will address issues related to retirement, death of a spouse, divorce, and other life transitions. In addition, it will review how to organize your financial life and prevent identity theft. Instructor: Mrs. Adria Starkey

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CHINESE ART & HISTORY Transformation of China During the 20th Century – Arts, Culture and Social Changes

$265 / $295

NC3680 – Naples Center – January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19 at 10:30am – 1pm, Tuesdays – 10.5 hours Please note that the course fees above include a lunch with each of the six presenters. New members are welcome! The Chinese Art & History Study Group is limited to the first 70 paid participants. Participants may register for the series above (NC3680) or for any individual lectures below. The individual lecture fees below do not include lunch. This season’s series will explore the changes in art and culture that took place during the 20th century. The changes, in many areas, have been tremendous, due to both technological advances as well as political changes in China.

Demystifying Modern China

$34 / $39

NC3681 – Naples Center – January 8 at 10:30am – 12pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours A newly emerging world power, China has undergone epic changes during the late 19th and 20th centuries. In the span of less than 200 years, it has witnessed colonial incursions by multiple Western powers; the demise of an imperial system more than 2,000 years old; a period of widespread political and social fragmentation; a debilitating war against Japan; a communist revolution that dwarfed the Russian revolution in size; and a tumultuous period of communist rule that has itself fluctuated between periods of chaos and unprecedented economic growth. Now, with its unique synthesis of communist government and capitalist economics, China is emerging as an undisputed world power. In this lecture, Dr. Mullaney charts the major historical transformations that have shaped China over the past two centuries. Instructor: Dr. Thomas Mullaney, Stanford University

Transformation of Tradition

$34 / $39

NC3682 – Naples Center – January 15 at 10:30am – 12pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours At the dawn of China’s Republican era in the 1910s, modernizers proposed reviving their country’s national power and international reputation by adopting Western technology and political structures. As part of that effort, they demanded that Chinese art be reformed in similarly Westernizing ways. Soon they were countered by artists who sought to demonstrate that innovation did not require rejection of China’s own artistic language. This lecture will trace how the forces of internationalization and tradition have pushed and pulled Chinese art over the course of the twentieth century, culminating with recent developments, when the success of globally oriented artists in the West has paradoxically stimulated a revival of traditional themes and materials at home. Instructor: Dr. Julia Andrews, Ohio State University

Architectural Transformations of China During the 20th Century

$34 / $39

NC3683 – Naples Center – January 22 at 10:30am – 12pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours The years from 1900 to 1978 were dark ones indeed with all of China “mired in the bog of existing, sustaining itself for another year, another month, another day.” Then the famous 1978 billboard appeared – riders on horses with manes flying, proclaiming, “We will take advantage of every minute, every second to race to the year 2000!” Warfield stated, “The plans that were explained to me were to reinvent Shanghai. It would be…the ‘head of the dragon,’ the new financial center of the East—and an architectural wonder to rival cities of the West. The first physical sign of metamorphosis was already in place, the elegant, new, first bridge across the Huangpu…” Instructor: Dr. James P Warfield, University of Illinois

From Mountain Songs to Symphony: The Role of Music in Chinese Cinema

$34 / $39

NC3684 – Naples Center – January 29 at 10:30am – 12pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours In Chinese cinema, musical melody and lyrics have often played a role that comes right out of ancient classical traditions and might be compared to the Greek chorus: melody shapes the mood of the audience while instructive lyrics guide their understanding at critical moments of the film. This lecture will discuss examples of Chinese film music, and how it has evolved over time as illustrated with film clips from the 1930s to the 21st century. Instructor: Dr. Jerome Silbergeld, Princeton University Register online at http://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu or call 239-425-3272 / 239-434-4737

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Film Presentation: Through Chinese Women’s Eyes

$8 / $10 (Donation)

NC3685 – Naples Center – February 5 at 10:30am – 12pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours “Through Chinese Women’s Eyes” offers an insightful journey into the transformations in the lives of Chinese women over the 20th century. In a fascinating overview, anthropologist/director Mayfair Yang documents the attempts to erase gender differences under Mao, today’s changing ideas of femininity, and the crystallization of Chinese feminism at the UN Women’s conference in Beijing.

Feast and Famine – Foodways in China

$34 / $39

NC3686 – Naples Center – February 12 at 10:30am – 12pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours “The Chinese have probably fed more people, more successfully, than any other culture in world history. How they developed the cultural capital to do this is well worth our study.” This statement by David Keightley, Professor Emeritus of Chinese History at Berkeley, refers to the remarkable characteristics that shaped the food culture of China over thousands of years. This presentation will investigate aspects of the rich cultural ways in which food is celebrated in China. We will begin our exploration with the early beginnings of food offerings to the ancestors and end with Lu Wenfu’s novel ‘The Gourmet,’ which in fine irony tells the story of a glutton and his tactics to survive the political campaigns of the 20th century in China. Instructor: Dr. Ina Asim, University of Oregon

The Meaning of Religion in Modern China

$34 / $39

NC3687 – Naples Center – February 19 at 10:30am – 12pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours Connoisseurs of Buddhist and Daoist art and visitors to the lively temples of Chinese communities around the world can testify alike to the depth of Chinese religious life. So why did the 19th century’s preeminent intellectual, Kang Youwei, complain bitterly, and with reason, that Westerners claimed China had no religion? We will discuss the impact of a global, modern view of “religion” that excluded many everyday devotions and well-developed institutions in Chinese society. Ironically, it also enabled a succession of governments to claim to honor “freedom of religion” while attacking or curtailing various aspects of that religiosity. However, throughout the 20th century and to today, we find numerous examples of individuals and communities in the Chinese world engaging with modern public life through religion. These show that the dominant model in the West of “church and state,” “secular,” and “religious,” need not be the only way of understanding the relationship of religion and the public. Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Nedostup, Brown University

COMPUTER INSTRUCTION What is the Right Technology for You? Phones, Kindles, Nooks, iPads, Tablets, PC’s & Macs

$37 / $45

Option #1 – BR4075 – Brooks Jan 14 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Mon

Option #2 – NC4076 – Naples Jan 16 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Wed

Option #3 – AT4077 – Atrium Jan 28 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Mon

Option #4 – NC4078 – Naples Feb 11 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Mon

Option #5 – BR4079 – Brooks Mar 7 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Thur

Option #6 – NC4080 – Naples Mar 13 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Wed

Option #7 – AT4081 – Atrium Mar 14 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thur

Option #8 – NC4082 – Naples Apr 1 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Mon

Choose one of the course options above. Are you looking to buy a new computer, smartphone, reader or tablet? Confused by the endless choices of technology? Feeling overwhelmed with no idea in which direction to turn? Join us for an informative, clear, and easy-tounderstand discussion of all the gadgets and gizmos available and most importantly, which might be the right one for you. Technology is explained and made simple at the Renaissance Academy. Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

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Making the Internet Productive and Useful: Don’t be Afraid to Surf the Net! Option #1 – NC4083 – Naples Center January 31 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Thursday – 2 hours

$37 / $45

Option #2 – AT4084 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 5 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This lecture-style presentation is for students who already possess a basic knowledge of Internet surfing, but who want to improve their skills and enrich their online experience. The web can be a powerful tool if you know how to use it. Topics covered will include Internet security, search engines, browser options, free email opportunities, keyboard shortcuts, an exploration of Google, and visits to some of the most useful and interesting sites on the Internet. Mac and PC users are welcome! Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

iPad for Beginners

$37 / $45

Option #1 – NC4085 – Naples Jan 23 at 6pm – 8pm, Wed

Option #2 – AT4086 – Atrium Jan 29 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tue

Option #4 – AT4087 – Atrium Feb 18 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Mon

Option #5 – NC4088 – Naples Feb 21 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Thur

Option #7 – NC4091 – Naples Mar 28 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thur

Option #8 – AT4092 – Atrium Apr 8 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Mon

Option #3 – BR4089 – Brooks Feb 14 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Thur Option #6 – NC4090 – Naples Mar 14 at 6pm – 8pm, Thur Option #9 – NC4093 – Naples Apr 15 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Mon

Choose one of the course options above. This is not a class for Android tablet users. Whether you own an iPad or are considering purchasing one, join us as we introduce you to the magic of Apple’s iPad. This lecture-style demonstration will teach you the basics of iPad; from settings, organizing and multitasking, to surfing the web, checking email, watching movies, listening to music, reading books, and more. Learn how to create an Apple ID and discover the thousands of apps available from the App Store. Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

iPad for Intermediates: iOS 6 Tips, Tricks and Apps

$37 / $45

Option #1 – NC4094 – Naples Feb 13 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wed

Option #2 – NC4095 - Naples Feb 13 at 6pm – 8pm, Wed

Option #3 – AT4097 – Atrium Feb 26 at 6pm – 8pm, Tue

Option #4 – NC4098 – Naples Feb 28 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thur

Option #5 – BR4096 – Brooks Mar 21 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Thur

Option #6 – AT4099 – Atrium Mar 28 at 6pm – 8pm, Thur

Option #7 – AT4100 – Atrium Apr 17 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Wed

Option #8 – NC4101 – Naples Apr 22 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Mon

Choose one of the course options above. This is not a class for Android tablet users. Discover all the new features and enhancements of Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 6. Learn interesting tips and tricks to make your experience a more pleasant and efficient one. Discover some of the best apps available for the iPad in this lecture-style presentation. Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

iPad for Advanced Intermediates: Taking it to the Next Level Option #1 – NC4102 – Naples Center March 4 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Monday – 2 hours Option #3 – AT4104 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 10 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 2 hours

$37 / $45

Option #2 – BR4103 – Brooks Commons Club (Bonita) March 22 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Friday – 2 hours Option #4 – NC4105 – Naples Center April 11 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This is not a class for Android tablet users. Take your iPad to the next level. Learn how to make the most of your iPad experience.  In this lecture-style presentation, we will drill down and explore some of the most powerful, productive, and useful apps for your iPad and why you should consider switching away from your laptop and desktop forever.  Learn secrets, tips, and tricks known only by the most advanced iPad iOS 6 users. Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

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iPhone for Beginners

$37 / $45

Option #1 – NC4106 – Naples Jan 17 at 10am – 12pm, Thur

Option #2 – AT4107 – Atrium Jan 22 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tue

Option #3 – BR4108 – Brooks Feb 4 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Mon

Option #4 – NC4109 – Naples Feb 11 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Mon

Option #5 – BR4110 – Brooks Mar 19 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tue

Option #6 – AT4111 – Atrium Mar 26 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tue

Option #7 – NC4112 – Naples Mar 28 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Thur

Option #8 – NC4113 – Naples Apr 15 at 9:30am –11:30am, Mon

Choose one of the course options above. This is not a class for Android phone users. The Apple iPhone created and has since defined the category of smartphones. It’s a remarkable piece of technology that provides access to phone and voicemail, email, the web, photos, calendars, texting, maps, games, and so much more. Whether you own an iPhone or are considering purchasing one, join us as we explore this remarkable device. This lecture-style demonstration will teach you the basics of the iPhone: apps, settings, organizing, telephone, voicemail, texting, music, books, email and more. Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

iPhone for Intermediates

$37 / $45

Option #1 – NC4114 – Naples Jan 31 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thur

Option #2 – BR4115 – Brooks Feb 18 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Mon

Option #3 – NC4116 – Naples Feb 25 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Mon

Option #4 – BR4117 – Brooks Mar 26 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Tue

Option #5 – AT4118 – Atrium Apr 2 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tue

Option #6 – NC4119 – Naples Apr 4 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Thur

Option #7 – NC4120 – Naples Apr 22 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Mon Choose one of the course options above. This is not a class for Android phone users. Your iPhone is so much more than a phone. Take it to the next level and learn about its myriad of capabilities. Learn about the latest features of the iOS 6 operating system including iCloud. This lecture-style demonstration will greatly enhance your iPhone experience. Become an iPhone power user! Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

Android Tablet for Beginners Option #1 – AT4121 – Atrium Feb 12 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tue

$37 / $45 Option #2 – NC4122 – Naples Feb 14 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thur

Option #3 – BR4123 – Brooks Feb 28 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Thur

Choose one of the course options above. This is not a class for Apple iPad tablet users. Whether you own an Android tablet or are considering purchasing one, join us as we introduce you to the Android operating system known as “Ice Cream Sandwich” or Android 4.0. This lecture-style demonstration will teach you the basics of the operating system; from settings, organizing and multitasking, to downloading apps, surfing the web, checking email, watching movies, listening to music, reading books, and more. Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

PCs/Microsoft Windows 7 for Beginners Option #1 – AT4124 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Jan 22, 29, Feb 5 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Tues – 6 hours Option #3 – AT4126 –Atrium (Ft. Myers) Mar 5, 12, 19 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Tues – 6 hours

$80 / $95 Option #2 – NC4125 – Naples Center Jan 23, 30, Feb 6 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Weds - 6 hours Option #4 – NC4127 – Naples Center Mar 20, 27, Apr 3 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Weds – 6 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. No personal laptops allowed. This is not a class for Apple computer users. This personal computer (PC) introductory class consists of three, two-hour hands-on sessions. This class is designed for those who do not know how to use a computer. If you have just bought a computer, or are considering getting one, you will learn computer basics, how to use the Windows 7 operating system, as well as a simple computer application. Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

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PCs/Microsoft Windows 7 for Intermediates Option #1 – AT4128 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Feb 12, 19, 26 9:30am – 11:30am, Tuesdays – 6 hours Option #3 – NC4130 –Naples Center Mar 29, Apr 5, 12 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Fridays – 6 hours

$80 / $95 Option #2 – NC4129 – Naples Center Feb 22, Mar 1, 8 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Fridays – 6 hours Option #4 – AT4131 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Apr 2, 9, 16 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Tuesdays – 6 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. No personal laptops allowed. This is not a class for Apple computer users. Learn how to customize the appearance and settings of your computer; how to organize files and folders; and how to move, copy, rename, delete, and undelete files in this hands-on class. Learn how to create custom shortcuts to the programs, files, folders, and web sites you use. Work with different types of media including flash drives, CDs, DVDs, and external hard drives. Finally, learn how to download, install and remove applications. Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

Introduction to Word 2010 

$65 / $80

Option #1 – NC4132 – Naples Center Feb 7, 14 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Thursdays – 4 hours

Option #2 – AT4133 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Feb 19, 26 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesdays – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants with a working knowledge of computers. This hands-on class offers an introduction to the basics of Microsoft Word 2010. Learn to create, edit, print, and save documents. Learn how to move and copy paragraphs, enhance text with bold and underlined words, change type styles and sizes, create different formats, correct errors, change or add words, and check spelling. Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

Introduction to Using Email

$65 / $80

Option #1 – NC4136 – Naples Center Feb 25, Mar 4 at 9:30am – 11:30am, Mondays – 4 hours

Option #2 – AT4137 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Mar 5, 12 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesdays – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. No personal laptops allowed. This hands-on course will teach you to use email to communicate easily with friends and family. Learn about the various free email services available, setting up a new account, choosing an email address, sending email to multiple recipients, attaching files and photographs, opening attachments, and more. Instructor: Mr. John Guerra

Sell on eBay the Right Way!

$125 / $145

Option #1 – NC4138 – Naples Jan 29, 31 at 6pm – 9pm, Tue/Thur

Option #2 – AT4139 – Atrium Feb 18, 20 at 6pm – 9pm, Mon/Wed

Option #4 – BR4141 – Brooks Mar 8, 15 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Fri

Option #5 – NC4142 – Naples Mar 14, 21 at 6pm – 9pm, Thur

Option #3 – NC4140 – Naples Feb 21, 28 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thur Option #6 – AT4143 – Atrium Apr 17, 24 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Wed

Choose one of the course options above. Six hour class! Purchase of a $19 textbook is required at the time of registration. Learn how to sell on eBay the right way and earn extra income! This course will take students from registering on eBay and PayPal through to collecting payments from buyers. Writing a proper title with keywords, developing a great description, researching what to sell, and taking good pictures are just a few of the topics that will be covered in this informative class. Convert your unwanted things into cash! Instructor: Mr. David Rosenberg

Technology for Book Lovers: Kindles and More Option #1 – AT4144 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 11 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Monday – 2 hours

$24 / $29 Option #2 – NC4145 – Naples Center February 18 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Monday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. Technology can enhance one’s reading experiences. Instructor will focus on (1) setting up a virtual bookshelf; (2) introducing websites that readers can use to explore authors and books; (3) using the public library for digital downloads and (4) demonstrating ways to get the most out of the Kindle. Participants are encouraged to bring their library card, Kindle, and laptop if available. Participants will be given time for hands-on exploration with the information presented. Instructor: Mrs. Mary Martin

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Organizing Your Life Using Technology – Calendars, Reminders, Scanning Docs and More

$49 / $58

NC4146 – Naples Center – February 27, March 6, 13 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Wednesdays – 4.5 hours Learn how to organize your life using technology. Topics covered will be utilizing calendars, tasks, reminders, note programs, scanning paper documents, file organization on your computer, synchronizing data across devices and more. Instructor: Mr. Sal Catalfamo

CONTEMPORARY ART The Salke Contemporary Art Study Group

$195 / $225

NC3690 – Naples Center – January 18, February 15, March 15, April 26 at 11am – 1:30pm, Fridays – 6 hours Please note that the course fees above include a lunch with each of the four presenters. New members are welcome! The Contemporary Art Study Group is limited to the first 70 paid participants. Participants may register for the series above (NC3690) or for any individual lectures below. The individual lecture fees below do not include lunch. Expand your knowledge, insight, and understanding of the vibrant and ever-changing world of contemporary art. In an intellectually stimulating and challenging lecture series, nationally recognized experts will share their knowledge of the artists, forms, styles, and innovations that helped to define contemporary art.

What’s Love Got to Do with It? How Art Conveys Emotion

$34 / $39

NC3691 – Naples Center – January 18 at 11am – 12:30pm, Friday – 1.5 hours Bonnie Clearwater will examine how emotion is conveyed in works by such artists as Rita Ackermann, John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ana Mendieta, Jack Pierson, Mark Rothko and others. Instructor: Ms. Bonnie Clearwater, Executive Director & Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Food and Architecture – An Architect’s Studio as a Kitchen of Ideas and Realization

$34 / $39

NC3692 – Naples Center – February 15 at 11am – 12:30pm, Friday – 1.5 hours This lecture compares an architect’s studio to a kitchen of ideas and realization. It addresses the complex status of contemporary architecture and how local materials and techniques should be sources of inspiration and systems of design-thinking that lead to real, sustainable goals in environmental and unique design identities. The talk features museums and other design projects by wHY Architecture as well as encouraging examples from other designers and also chefs from all around the world whose work highlights the reinterpretation of local ingredients and techniques towards the making of unique contemporary design solutions. Instructor: Mr. Kulapat Yantrasast, Partner, wHY Architecture / HOW Laboratory

More Than Just Paint: The Evolution of Public Mural-Making in Philadelphia

$34 / $39

NC3693 – Naples Center – March 15 at 11am – 12:30pm, Friday – 1.5 hours In June 1984, Jane Golden, a young muralist from New Jersey, headed up a project originally planned as a six-week youth program in the fledgling Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network. This small exercise in fighting graffiti has grown into the largest public art program of its kind in the U.S. Over the past 28 years, in collaboration with artists, neighborhood residents, and volunteers, the Mural Arts Program has created over 3,600 murals—a vibrant outdoor art gallery that has helped to change the social and cultural fabric of the city. See murals in all their beauty. Learn about their inspiring stories. Go behind the scenes to find out how murals are made. Discover how murals give communities a new way to define themselves. Instructor: Ms. Jane Golden, Executive Director, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

From Vision to Reality: Building the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art $34 / $39 NC3694 – Naples Center – April 26 at 11am – 12:30pm, Friday – 1.5 hours If you build it will they come? Take a look behind the scenes with Dr. Don Bacigalupi, Executive Director of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the major new museum opened in Bentonville, Arkansas in November

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2011. Learn how philanthropist Alice Walton’s vision for providing access, art, and education to the people of her home community became a reality – and a national phenomenon. Gain unique curatorial insight into the museum collection’s development and organization, and how it informs ongoing and future programs. Instructor: Dr. Don Bacigalupi, Executive Director, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

DAY TRIPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS Maestro Bryan Tari – A Salute to Classical Composers

$25 / $35

SP4147 – Marco Island - January 24 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration is required. Bryan Tari is an international concert pianist from California. He was one of the pianists to open the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, playing Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. His teaching lineage goes back to Liszt and Beethoven. He is a composer as well as a teacher and performer. Join him for a salute to the great classical composers. His presentation will include lecture, performance, and Q&A.

Veterans’ Voices – 11th Annual Symposium

FREE

SP4015 – FGCU Main Campus - January 30 at 9am – 2pm, Wednesday – 5 hours Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration is required. Boxed lunches are available for $12 each, but only if ordered in advance. Join a panel of World War II, Vietnam, and Korean veterans as they recount their personal experiences with war. This unique and interactive forum will permit audience participation. Join us for a moving celebration of those who have selflessly defended our nation and its freedoms.

An Introduction to Voiceovers (Getting Started in Voice Acting) Option #1 – SP4148 – Naples Center February 11 at 6pm – 8pm, Monday – 2 hours

$45 / $55 Option #2 – SP4149 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 20 at 6pm – 8pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. Are people always telling you that you have a great voice? Do you often find yourself listening to your favorite audiobook, commercial or cartoon character and thinking, “I could do that”? This fun and empowering two hour introductory workshop covers the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed in order to find success in the industry. You’ll be coached as you perform a real voiceover script and recorded so that you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. Instructor: A Professional Voice Actor from Voices For All.

Private Tour of the Collier Automotive Museum – Reserved Exclusively for RA Members

$45 / NA

SP4031 – Collier Automotive Museum – February 16 at 10am – 12pm, Saturday – 2 hours Enrollment is limited and available only to Renaissance Academy Members. The private Collier Automotive Museum in Naples is devoted to sports cars in a new building that is, according to the architect, ‘’low and sleek, much like the racing cars it displays.” Join us for this rare and unique opportunity to visit one of the finest privately-owned sports car collections in the country. Event Leader: Mr. John Guerra

The Impact of Animal Companionship on Human and Animal Health

$35

Moorings Park – February 16 at 8:30am – 12pm, Saturday – 3.5 hours To register, please call Susanna Brennan at 239-768-7010. Renaissance Academy cannot process registrations for this program. Dr. Beck, Purdue University, will discuss the importance of animal companionship and the implications for human and animal health. Additional lectures and discussion groups will follow. 2.5 contact hours are available for various disciplines for an additional fee.

Rookery Bay Boat Tour Option #1 – SP4150 – Rookery Bay March 1 at 9am – 12pm, Friday – 3 hours

$39 / $49 Option #2 – SP4151 – Rookery Bay April 10 at 9am – 12pm, Wednesday – 3 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. No refunds will be granted within 7 business days of departure. Learn about the importance of estuaries and the activities of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The trip

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includes a slide presentation, a boat trip trawling at the Reserve examining the critters that live in the bay, and, if time allows, an easy walk across Key Island to the beach. Closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Please dress appropriately by monitoring the weather on the day of the excursion. Participants must be able to enter and exit the boat unassisted, and stand without difficulty while on the boat. No children under 16 are permitted on this tour.

Flagler Mansion and Gilded Age Tea Lunch

$95 / $115

SP4152 – Palm Beach – March 5 at 8am (Naples)/8:40am (Ft. M) – 5:30pm (Ft. M)/6:10pm (Naples), Tuesday Enrollment limited to 45 participants. Bus will depart Naples at 8:00am; Ft. Myers at 8:40am. No refunds will be granted within 14 business days of departure. This tour offers participants the opportunity to visit the mansion of Henry Flagler, the man almost singlehandedly responsible for developing the East Coast of Florida. Whitehall, the 60,000 square-foot home that he built in Palm Beach as a wedding present for his wife, was described in 1902 by the New York Herald as “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” Included are transportation, driver gratuity, a docent-led tour of the Whitehall Mansion’s first floor, and a Gilded Age Tea Lunch.

Miami Art Deco Walking Tour

$85 / $105

SP4153 – Miami – March 13 at 7am (Ft. Myers)/7:40am (Naples) – 6:30pm (Naples)/7:10pm (Ft. Myers), Wednesday Enrollment is limited to 45 participants. Bus will depart Ft. Myers at 7am; Naples at 7:40am. No refunds will be granted within 14 business days of departure. The day begins with a visit to Miami Beach followed by a 60 minute Art Deco Walking Tour on Ocean Drive. We will then drive north to the Fontainebleau, Eden Roc, Indian Creek, and then on to Lincoln Road. After lunch, we will enjoy an afternoon walking tour of Lincoln Road and a visit to the New World Trade Center. Included are transportation, driver gratuity, and a full-day guided tour. Lunch is on your own at any of several wonderful restaurants on Lincoln Rd.

Ringling Art Museum / Circus Museum / Ca d’Zan Mansion

$85 / $105

SP4154 – Sarasota – March 20 at 7:45am (Naples)/8:25am (Ft. Myers) – 5:30pm (Ft. M)/6:10pm (Naples), Wednesday Enrollment is limited to 45 participants. Bus will depart Naples at 7:45am; Ft. Myers at 8:25am. No refunds will be granted within 14 business days of departure. The Ringling Museum of Art features paintings and sculptures by Old Masters such as Rubens, van Dyck, Velázquez, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, El Greco, Gainsborough, etc. It emulates the footprint, grandeur, and grace of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery. Visit the Ca d’Zan Mansion on Sarasota Bay, the Circus Museum, Rose Gardens, courtyards with replicas of European sculpture and fountains, and enjoy lunch at one of the two restaurants on the grounds. Included are transportation, driver gratuity, and docent-led tours of the museum and mansion. Lunch not included.

Morikami Japanese Gardens and Museum

$95 / $115

SP4155 – Del Ray Beach – March 27 at 8am (Naples)/8:40am (Ft. M) – 5:30pm (Naples)/6:10pm (Ft. M), Wednesday Enrollment is limited to 45 participants. Lunch is included. Bus will depart Naples at 8am; Ft. Myers at 8:40am. No refunds will be granted within 14 business days of departure. The Morikami Museum Collection houses 5,000 Japanese art objects and artifacts, including a 500-piece collection of tea ceremony items, more than 200 textile pieces, and recent fine art acquisitions. The 200 acres that surround the Morikami’s two museum buildings include expansive Japanese gardens with strolling paths, resting areas, a tropical bonsai collection, small lakes teeming with koi and other wildlife, nature trails, pine forests, and park and picnic areas. Included are transportation, driver gratuity, a docent-led tour of the gardens, and lunch.

An Afternoon of Music with Opera Naples

$24 / $29

SP4156 – Marco Island – March 28 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration is required. Opera singers from Opera Naples, along with their piano accompanist, deliver a selection from their performances. The program includes lecture and Q&A with Executive Director and CEO, Thomas Smith. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Smith and the Opera Naples Company

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MODERATED DISCUSSION GROUPS Why Republicans, as Presently Constituted, Can’t Win the Presidency

$24 / $29

NC4157 – Naples Center – January 16 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday – 2 hours An examination of four major historical events about which the Republicans are either misinformed or uninformed. It is their view of American history that augurs against them winning the Presidency in the near and not-so-near future. The four events are: the birth of our nation and how our Founding Fathers gave us the opportunity for greatness, the Civil War, the Great Depression, Brown v. The Board of Education and The Voting Rights Act of 1965. Moderator: Dr. Morris A. Shepard

Center for Critical Thinking – Space Exploration, Gun Violence and the Arab Spring

$35 / $50

NC4158 – Naples Center – January 22, February 26, March 26 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Tuesdays – 4.5 hours Participants may register for the series above (NC4158) or for the individual sessions below. Join these moderated discussion groups. Share your views on important topics and hear what others have to say. The Center for Critical Thinking’s mission is to promote freedom of inquiry in all areas of human endeavor based on reason and scientific evidence. Moderator: Mr. Ken O’Leary

Space – Do We Really Need Manned Operations in Space?

$15 / $20

NC4159 – Naples Center – January 22 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours

Do we really need manned operations in space?  Could the money be better spent on other astrophysics’ projects such as the Hubble Telescope, etc.?  In the expanse of space, could there be other intelligent forms of life?  Will contact ever be made so many light years away?  What are the benefits, if any, of space exploration?

Gun Violence

$15 / $20

NC4160 – Naples Center – February 26 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours What is happening in our inner cities and across America with gun violence? Will the killing ever stop? Why is it so easy to acquire a gun? Is there a message here? What are the solutions, if any? 

Arab Spring Becomes Arab Long Hot Summer

$15 / $20

NC4161 – Naples Center – March 26 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours Is the real clash of civilizations actually within the Islamic world itself? Is a peace settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians pivotal for a working relationship with 1.5 billion Muslims? Sixty percent of the Arab world is 25 years of age and younger. They are unemployed and/or under-employed. What future do they have and what are the implications?

Center for Critical Thinking: Social Capital – Respect, Responsibility, and Righteousness Option #1 – NC4162 – Naples Center January 29, February 19, March 19 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Tues

$35 / $50

Option #2 – AT4163 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 26, March 5, 12 at 10am – 11:30am, Tues

Choose one of the course options above. Participants may register for the series above (NC4162 or AT4163) or for the individual sessions below. Join these moderated discussion groups. Share your views on important topics and hear what others have to say. The Center for Critical Thinking’s mission is to promote freedom of inquiry in all areas of human endeavor based on reason and scientific evidence. This term, we take a closer look at “social capital.” Several eminent writers have recently highlighted the breakdown of social capital in America, stating that our society is increasingly divided by a significant breakdown in values and behaviors which challenge the very concept of community. Our trilogy of topics suggests a new “3 R’s” for Americans based on the core concepts of “Respect, Responsibility, and Righteousness.” Moderator: Dr. Judith Gates

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Respect – What and Who Should be Worthy of Respect in America? Option #1 – NC4164 – Naples Center January 29 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Tue – 1.5 hours

$15 / $20

Option #2 – AT4165 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 26 at 10am – 11:30am, Tue – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Should we respect: (1) the acquisition of wealth by any means? (2) consumerism at any cost? (3) winners in the system or those who play the game? (4) power – gaining it, having it, using it, misusing it? How should we evaluate success? What is the American dream for the 21st century?

Responsibility – Socially Responsible Capitalism Option #1 – NC4166 – Naples Center February 19 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Tue – 1.5 hours

$15 / $20 Option #2 – AT4167 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 5 at 10am – 11:30am, Tue – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Is “socially responsible capitalism” a contradiction in terms or a desirable aspiration? We have individual rights in America. To what extent should we also have community responsibilities? Should societal needs ever take priority over individual rights and if so, when? Is social responsibility detrimental to free market capitalism? Conversely, how does an unbridled pursuit of capitalism affect society? Can both individual rights and social responsibility co-exist in a capitalist society?

Righteousness and Religion Option #1 – NC4168 – Naples Center March 19 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Tue – 1.5 hours

$15 / $20 Option #2 – AT4169 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 12 at 10am – 11:30am, Tue – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Can a person be moral with religion? Can a person be moral without religion? What values should underpin our society and our world? Where do these values come from? Is religion a force for good or an archaic relic of supernatural beliefs? What is the effect of religion on our world today? Where would America and the rest of the world be without religion? Are we all a living contradiction of values we claim to live by?

Justice – What’s the Right Thing to Do?

$59 / $74

NC4170 – Naples Center – February 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10am – 11:30am, Mondays – 6 hours Questions of rightness beleaguer our country. In an attempt to sharpen our perspectives on these, and improve the logic we use, this course will address issues that affect our everyday lives. To do this we will use a distinguished Harvard law professor’s lectures and discuss, in a seminar format, four serious questions about society’s attitudes of justice. Each class will begin with a short lecture by Dr. Woodyard, after which participants will be encouraged to discuss their agreement or disagreement with points raised. Included in the course topics will be redistributive taxation, motives and morality, lying and principles, and things fair and deserved. Moderator: Dr. Jon C. Woodyard

Crime and Punishment: A Look at the Law and Several High Profile Cases Option #1 – NC4292 – Naples Center Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Mondays – 6 hours

$59 / $74

Option #2 – AT4293 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesdays – 6 hours

Choose one of the course options above. A factual, unbiased, open-ended class discussion of how the law applies to major cases in current and past crimes. Based on the “Who, What, When, Why, and How” of some 20th century crimes. What were the defense and prosecution arguments and the outcomes of the trials? We will examine the basic laws that are in place like the Miranda rights, the 5th amendment, grand jury, and jury of peers. Cases for discussion include OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony, Columbine, James Holmes, George Zimmerman, Jared Loughner, and Charles Manson. Instructor: Mr. Courtney Greene

The Mentality of Entitlement

$34 / $39

NC4171 – Naples Center – February 6, 13 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesdays – 3 hours The 20th century saw the growth of major entitlement programs together with a general acceptance of the entitlement mentality. These include Social Security, Medicare, disability and unemployment benefits, tax incentives for the poor, and tax abatement for the rich. Americans seem to believe “We’re entitled!”  This is a significant change from just two generations ago.  Where will the mentality of entitlement take America?  Will it cripple this country?  Can entitlement expectations be sustained during the 21st century? Moderator: Dr. William Dietzel

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Assessing Media Bias and Why You Should Care Option #1 – NC4172 – Naples Center February 14 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4173 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 5 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Join a 5-time Emmy Award winner who was on the frontline of the news wars as they began. We will discuss how to best assess media bias and why you should care. Join this highly interactive class by bringing your own examples of media bias for the class to evaluate and discuss. Moderator: Mr. Bill LaPlante II

Philosophical Salon: The 21st Century Megatrends Reshaping America Option #1 – NC4174 – Naples Center – 9 hours Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, at 1:30pm – 3pm, Mondays

$70 / $85

Option #2 – AT4175 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – 9 hours Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Fridays

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 22 participants. Become a member of the Academy’s Philosophical Salon! Be part of a vibrant, contemporary discussion group focused on honest, intellectual discourse of the 21st century megatrends reshaping America’s culture, economics, and politics. The Philosophical Salon is a gathering of articulate, socially conscious, committed individuals. A  focus of the Philosophical Salon will be to identify and discuss the numerous mega-theme  attitudes, programs, and spending patterns rooted in 20th century America which no longer meet 21st century realities. America confronts numerous 21st century present and emerging issues of urgency. Our nation’s cultural economic future is at stake. Countries across the world exhibit grave social economic crises. New and compelling professional, political, and personal policies must emerge. David Rosen of the Greenville Post asserts: “Amidst the long drawn out recovery of the [recent] Great Recession, a new intellectual culture is taking shape throughout the country. It signals a rebirth of ideas in America.” American Salon conversation among leadership professionals is well known to have begun in the mid-18th century with Benjamin Franklin. Salon conversation is where emerging ideas matter, and social life finds new voice with Salon discourse. Join us for a lively discourse of the compelling mentality-of-ideas confronting American consciousness. Supplied by the Moderator and participants, newspapers, books, and electronic media from reputable sources and writers will be discussed. Salon participants may write their own essays based on their personal study or knowledge base. Documents will be duplicated for sharing and discussion. For a shared Salon knowledge base, participants will be requested to purchase and read Hot, Flat and Crowded, by Thomas L. Friedman, Second Edition, 2009. Moderator: Dr. William Dietzel

Money and Political Power

$34 / $39

NC4176 – Naples Center – February 20, 27 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesdays – 3 hours A discussion of growing tensions between the regulatory state and multinational corporations, and what this means for ordinary Americans. Are those who vote with ballots at odds with those who vote with money? Moderator: Dr. Braxton Hinchey

National Debt, Deficits, Bailouts, and Stimulus

$20 / $25

NC4177 – Naples Center – February 20 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours Is the $16 trillion national debt leading us to financial ruin? How did we get here? Have the bailouts of Fannie, Freddie, GM, Chrysler, AIG, and hundreds of banks and corporations worked? Is the Stimulus Plan worth the costs? Join a lively, non-partisan talk and discussion to follow on these confusing, complex, and sometimes controversial subjects. Instructor: Mr. Steven Mutart

Excess in America: A Crisis of Common Sense and Self Discipline Option #1 – NC4178 – Naples Feb 20, 27 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Weds

Option #2 – BR4179 – Brooks Mar 6, 13 at 10am – 11:30am, Weds

$34 / $39 Option #3 – FG4180 – FGCU Campus Mar 20, 27 at 10am – 11:30am, Weds

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. Excess Materialism – Excess Government – Excess Waste – Excess Spending – Excess Consumption – Excess Debt – Excess Body Weight – Excess Political Posturing – Excess Commercial Real Estate – Excess Residential Real Estate – Excess Environmental Contamination – Excess Litigation – White Collar Greed – Political and Corporate Narcissism – Excess Exported Manufacturing – Excess Foreign Oil Dependence – The Deindustrialization of America – Excess Media – Excess Trivia – Excess Petroleum Cost – Excess Entitlement – Excess Medical . . . Excess in America: Is there any doubt? Moderator: Dr. William Dietzel

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Canada vs. U.S. – A Contrast in Healthcare Systems

$24 / $29

NC4181 – Naples Center – March 11 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Monday – 2 hours Gerald Ziedenberg, a retired Canadian Pharmacist, has had numerous healthcare experiences in both Canada and the U.S. Join him for a forthright and balanced discussion of both the positives and negatives of a Universal Healthcare System. We will also discuss prescription drugs; why are they so expensive compared to other countries and is advertising necessary or effective? Instructor: Mr. Gerald Ziedenberg

Capitalism in Crisis

$49 / $58

NC4182 – Naples Center – March 13, 20, 27 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesdays – 4.5 hours For over 120 years, our capitalist system has given Americans the opportunity to enjoy a material standard of living unequalled elsewhere in the world. Given this, why do only half of Americans view capitalism positively? Why do over half agree that “capitalism must be altered before any significant improvements in human welfare can be realized”? Why can so few Americans even correctly define capitalism? Join us for a series of short lectures followed by serious discussion of where we are and where we may be going. Moderator: Dr. Braxton Hinchey

Cultural Literacy – What Every American Should Know

$20 / $25

NC4183 – Naples Center – March 20 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours Is there a core body of knowledge that every American should know? If so, what should this knowledge include and who should teach it? This discussion based on E.D. Hirsh’s controversial book, Cultural Literacy, takes a look at Hirsh’s “list” and examines what American school students should know. The group will work on their own list of cultural must-knows. Moderator: Mr. Jeffrey Margolis

Understanding Rape: A Multidisciplinary Approach

$34 / $39

AT4184 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 18, 25 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Mondays – 1.5 hours Rape is a crime experienced by nearly all cultures around the globe. To understand this criminal behavior, we need the benefit and understanding of other disciplines such as psychology, anthropology, and biology. What is the value of understanding this behavior? To understand it is the first step toward preventing it. After lecture and discussion, the session will end with “brain storming” for answers to issues raised by the group. Instructor: Mr. John Winters

ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT Orchids, Bromeliads, Succulents, Oh My! Option #1 – AT4185 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) January 30 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – NC4186 – Naples Center February 7 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Water is becoming scarcer. Learn how to select beautiful plants that can thrive on Southwest Florida’s natural precipitation. The variety of plants will surprise you. Expand your plant palette to include an array of the easiest plants to care for in your garden. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Hecker

An Introduction to Birding and Birds of Southwest Florida Option #1 – NC4187 – Naples Center February 4 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4188 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 12 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. What birds can be found in Southwest Florida? Why are some rare and others abundant? In this lecture, we will focus on where and when to look for birds, how to identify them, their habitat needs, and how to interpret their behavior. Instructor: Dr. Jerome Jackson

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Gardening in Small Places Option #1 – NC4189 – Naples Center February 14 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4190 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 28 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Southwest Florida has many challenges when gardening within courtyards, patios, and lanais. Making the correct plant choices is crucial due to sunlight, air circulation, pests, and plant hardiness. An emphasis will be given to orchids, bromeliads, and succulents that have proven to be the most beautiful, lasting, and carefree. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Hecker

Fly Fishing Essentials

$49 / $58

AT4191 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 20, 27, March 6, at 6:30pm – 8pm, Wednesdays – 4.5 hours This series will cover the essentials of fly fishing from equipment choice, casting, fly selection, and fishing techniques. Students will gain a working knowledge of the art as well as hands-on experience in fly casting. The focus of the series will be on Florida waters –both fresh and salt water – but the information and skills apply to fly fishing of all types. Instructor: Mr. Joe Mahler

Birds of South Florida

$20 / $25

NC4192 – Naples Center – February 27 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours Every year hundreds of millions of birds visit or travel through and over Florida. Some are permanent residents. Many only winter here; others here only for the summer when they nest, while most stop to rest and eat on their exhausting inter-continental journeys. Join in the enthusiasm and enjoy the slides of dozens of these beautiful, amazing, fascinating neighbors and visitors hosted by a life-long bird watcher. Instructor: Mr. Steven Mutart

Mysteries of Bird Migration Option #1 – NC4193 – Naples Center March 18 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4194 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 20 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. The migration of birds is a fascinating event in nature. Numerous species migrate tremendous distances every year. Southwest Florida is along the migratory route for many species. Much research has been done to determine why, where, and how birds migrate, but many questions remain. Join a world-renowned ornithologist as he examines these amazing treks. Instructor: Dr. Jerome Jackson

Fabulous Flowering Trees

$20 / $25

NC4195 – Naples Center – March 20 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours Enjoy the beauty of flowering trees from the lush and exotic to the bizarre as we explore the many options available. We will look at flowering trees that are appropriate for every application from courtyards to golf courses. There is a beautiful flowering tree for you to choose for each month of the year to make your home and garden more beautiful. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Hecker

Edible Landscapes: Growing Your Own

$20 / $25

NC4196 – Naples Center – March 27 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours You live in paradise; where else can you plant blueberries under mango trees? Explore the possibilities and learn how easy it is to create and sustain fruit bearing plants and other edibles in a beautiful and low maintenance way. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Hecker

FOREIGN FILM DISCUSSION SERIES Naples Foreign Film Series

$45 / $60 (Donation)

NC4197 – Naples Center – Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1pm, Sundays Participants may register for the entire series above (NC4197) or for any of the individual films listed below. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. This term, our Naples film series will present 14 award-winning foreign films and documentaries. As always, the series includes an introduction to each of the films before the viewing and an opportunity for discussion afterwards. Refreshments will be served. Moderators: Mr. John Guerra & Dr. Donald Pomerantz Register online at http://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu or call 239-425-3272 / 239-434-4737

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Footnote (Israel, 2011, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4198 – Naples Center – January 20 at 1pm, Sunday Father and son, Believer and Ariel are both dedicated scholars of Talmudic studies. Believer is an intellectual purist who shuns all publicity; Ariel loves the limelight and fame. Their scholarly rivalry causes a deep rift which seems to be irreconcilable. Rated PG for thematic elements.

We Have A Pope (Italy, 2011, Comedy/Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4199 – Naples Center – January 27 at 1pm, Sunday The demise of the current Pope requires the conclave to elect his successor. After an anxious period of uncertainty, Cardinal Melville is chosen, only to refuse the post. To allay Melville’s fear, the cardinals bring in a psychoanalyst. Do we have a Pope? Not rated.

Cell 211 (Spain, 2009, Action/Drama/Thriller)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4211 – Naples Center – February 3 at 1pm, Sunday The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot – the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal. Not Rated.

Man on Wire (UK, 2008, Documentary)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4201 – Naples Center – February 10 at 1pm, Sunday A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring but illegal high-wire routine performed between New York City’s World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974, in what some consider to be the “artistic crime of the century.” Rated PG13 for some sexuality and nudity.

A Separation (Iran, 2011, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4202 – Naples Center – February 17 at 1pm, Sunday Oscar-nominated Best Screen Play and Winner of Best Foreign Film. An Iranian couple has to decide whether to stay in Iran or move abroad to give their daughter a better life. The husband feels he has to stay in Iran to take care of his sick father. The only choice left is divorce which leads to unforeseen consequences. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material.

Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011, Comedy/Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4203 – Naples Center – February 24 at 1pm, Sunday At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. Rated PG13 for mature thematic material.

In a Better World (Denmark, 2010, Drama/Thriller)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4204 – Naples Center – March 3 at 1pm, Sunday Anton is a doctor who commutes from his idyllic town in Denmark to an African refugee camp, treating victims of a murderous militia. The collapsing political situation in Africa endangers his marriage and family. Rated R for violent and disturbing content.

Taxi to the Dark Side (USA, 2007, Documentary)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4205 – Naples Center – March 10 at 1pm, Sunday An in-depth look at the torture practices of the U.S. in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002. Rated R for disturbing images.

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Distant Voices, Still Lives (UK, 1988, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4206 – Naples Center – March 17 at 1pm, Sunday Set in 1940s England, Distant Voices, Still Lives is a compassionate look at a radically dysfunctional family. The son and his mother must endure the casual and overt cruelties of the bull-necked father. The ongoing abuse takes its toll in the form of failed marriages and misguided attempts at seeking security outside the family unit. Not rated.

In the Mood for Love (Hong Kong, 2000, Drama/Romance)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4207 – Naples Center – March 24 at 1pm, Sunday Hong Kong, 1962, Chow Mo-Wan is a newspaper editor who moves into a new building with his wife. At the same time, Su Li-zhen, a beautiful secretary and her executive husband also move in to the crowded building. With their spouses often away, Chow and Li-zhen spend most of their time together. They have much in common from noodle shops to martial arts. They are shocked to discover that their spouses are having an affair. Hurt, they find comfort in their growing friendship even as they resolve not to be like their unfaithful mates. Rated PG for thematic elements.

Vera Drake (England, 2004, Crime/Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4208 – Naples Center – April 7 at 1pm, Sunday Vera Drake is a selfless middle-class woman who dotes on her family and neighbors. However, she secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. In spite of the illegality of her actions in 1950’s England, she sees herself as performing acts of kindness. Rated R for depiction of strong thematic material.

Which Way Home (USA, 2011, Documentary)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4209 – Naples Center – April 14 at 1pm, Sunday This documentary film follows unaccompanied child migrants on their journey through Mexico as they try to reach the United States. We follow children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year old Hondurans, who are desperately trying to reach their parents in the US.; and Jose, a ten-year old El Salvadoran, who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow. They are the children you never hear about; the invisible ones. Not Rated.

Downfall (Germany, 2004, History/Drama/Biography)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4210 – Naples Center – April 21 at 1pm, Sunday Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator’s final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. Rated R for strong violence.

Kid with a Bike (France, 2011, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

NC4200 – Naples Center – April 28 at 1pm, Sunday The deeply moving film delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril. When his father abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle – placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser, who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements.

Ft. Myers Foreign Film Series

$28 / $40 (Donation)

AT4212 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – January 6, 20, February 3, 17, March 3, 17, April 7, 21, May 5 at 1pm, Sundays Participants may register for the entire series (AT4212) or for any of the individual films listed. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. This session, our film series will present nine award-winning foreign films. As always, the series includes an introduction to each of the films before the viewing and an opportunity for discussion afterwards. Refreshments will be served. Moderator: Mr. Shelly Kaufman

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The Barbarian Invasions (Canada, 2003, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4213 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – January 6 at 1pm, Sunday Remy is middle aged and learns that he is dying of cancer. His relationship with his son nurtures him to enrich his relationships with those from the past. Ultimately this Oscar winner rejoices in a life worth living. Rate R for language, sexual dialogue and drug content.

A Prophet (France, 2009, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4214 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – January 20 at 1pm, Sunday Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena, part Arab, part Corsican, cannot read or write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang currently ruling the prison, he is given a number of “missions” to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader’s confidence in the process. Malik is a fast learner and rises up the prison ranks, all the while secretly devising his own plans. Rated R for strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language and drug material.

The Prestige (British, 2006, Drama/Action/Adventure)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4215 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 3 at 1pm, Sunday Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception), directed and wrote this twisty, taut mystery regarding rival magicians, who in late 19th century London vie to create the ultimate trick, The Prestige, with devastating results. Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale head an all-star cast. Not rated.

Biutiful (Spain, 2010, Drama) 

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4216 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 17 at 1pm, Sunday Best Actor nominee, Javier Bardem stars in this rich, Oscar-nominated film regarding a man struggling to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt, and mortality against the backdrop of the underworld. Rated R for disturbing images.

A Separation (Iran, 2011, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4217 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 3 at 1pm, Sunday Oscar-nominated Best Screen Play and Winner of Best Foreign Film. An Iranian couple has to decide whether to stay in Iran or move abroad to give their daughter a better life. The husband feels he has to stay in Iran to take care of his sick father. The only choice left is divorce which leads to unforeseen consequences. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material.

Still Walking (Japan, 2008, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4218 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 17 at 1pm, Sunday This family drama unfolds over the course of a single summer day as the Yokoyama family gathers to commemorate the death of the eldest son, Junpei, who drowned in a tragic accident 15 years ago. The family shares nostalgia, humor, sadness and tension as memories are renewed and ceremonies performed. Not rated.

Rabbit-Proof Fence (Australia, 2002, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4219 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 7at 1pm, Sunday In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback risking everything to return home. Rated PG for emotional thematic material.

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Mother (S Korea, 2009, Mystery)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4220 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 21 at 1pm, Sunday South Korean star Kim Hye-ja gives a memorable, award-winning turn as a single mother in the gripping psychological study of the desperate lengths she will go through to prove the innocence of her simple-minded son accused of murder. The deeper she goes, the more she uncovers. Just hang on!! Rated R for language, some sexual content.

Amores Perros (Mexico, 2000, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4221 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – May 5 at 1pm, Sunday Three separate stories within this Oscar-nominated film are connected by the themes of loyalty and disloyalty. Rated R for violence/gore, language and sexuality.

Latin American Film Series

$16 / $20 (Donation)

AT4222 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – January 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 22 at 1:30pm, Fridays – 12.5 hours Participants may register for the entire series (AT4222) or for any of the individual films listed. Exposure to the various social and political problems of Latin America through selected films in Spanish, with English sub-titles. Discussion and analysis of the themes and individual impressions of the films will follow afterwards. Refreshments will be served. Moderator: Ms. Despina Stefopoulos

Bitter Sugar (Azucar Amarga) (Cuba, 1996, Drama, Romance)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4223 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – January 25 at 1:30pm, Friday – 2.5 hours Set during Fidel Castro’s regime, Gustavo is a young Havana Communist who believes in the revolution. But his faith in the new Cuba is tested when his father, a psychiatrist, can make four times as much playing piano at a hotel for foreigners; and his sweetheart, Yolanda, wants a career as a dancer and longs for the riches of Miami. When Gustavo is refused service at a foreigners-only bar, the contradictions in his resolve to become a “new man” push him to the breaking point. Not Rated.

Even the Rain (Tambien la Iluvia) (Bolivia, 2010, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4224 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 8 at 1:30pm, Friday – 2.5 hours The Bolivian town of Cochabamba is dealing with an endless water problem; citizens do not have easy access to water supply and those that do pay a high tax on it. When a film crew from Spain arrives to re-enact the conquest and colonization of Christopher Columbus, the natives of this small town become part of the filming. During their stay, the film crew are exposed to the realities of how little has changed since the time of Columbus. Government oppression towards its citizens, racial inequality, and other types of abuse towards citizens are interwoven. Not Rated.

The Maid (La Nana) (Chile, 2009, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4225 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 22 at 1:30pm, Friday – 2.5 hours A drama centered on a maid/housekeeper trying to hold on to her position after having served an affluent Chilean family for 23 years. Raquel, the housekeeper, conjures a performance of such intensity that at times it’s painful to watch. Raquel’s devotion to her employer is a combination of hatred, need, and an insecurity she manifests through constant tiny acts of sabotage towards the other maids, that would be funny if they weren’t also so chilling — bordering on psychotic. Not Rated.

The Backyard (El Traspatio) (Mexico, 2009, Drama)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4226 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 8 at 1:30pm, Friday – 2.5 hours This film centers around a scandal on the U.S.-Mexican border; the rising body count since 1996 of thousands of young women murdered in corrupt and congested Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. While it focuses on Juanita, a young woman who comes from a nearby Mexican village to work in a sweatshop

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in Juarez, it also shows how policewoman Blanca Bravo is on a mission to stop these murders as much as she can. As the only female police officer in the police department where she operates, we see how police work is still considered by many to be a “man’s job.” Not Rated.

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto De Sus Ojos) (Argentina, 2009)

$4 / $5 (Donation)

AT4227 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 22 at 1:30pm, Friday – 2.5 hours This murder mystery with a political conscience is told in flashbacks. A one-time criminal investigator is struggling to write a novel about a crime that has haunted him for decades. In the mid-1970s, Benjamin Esposito had doggedly pursued a case – the brutal rape and murder of a bank employee’s wife — despite official efforts to discourage him. But the nearer he got to solving the crime, the stranger and more confusing it became. This thrilling Argentinian film will surely keep you in suspense until the very end. Rated R for a rape scene, violent images.

GUITAR LESSONS Modern Guitar

$100 / $125

Option #1 – AT4228 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – 8 hours Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10am – 11am, Fri

Option #2 – NC4229 – Naples Center – 8 hours Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 2:30pm -3:30pm, Fri

Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. Choose one of the course options above. Students will advance from beginner guitar to intermediate. Students will learn all the basics: tuning the guitar, keeping it in tune; rudiments of music; reading notes and tablature; playing by ear; playing the melody lines and improvising with lead guitar; all the chords to play popular songs of standards, rock, country, pop, folk, blues and jazz. Students will need to bring their own guitar. Music books will be available. Instructor: Mr. Garry Forrester

HEALTH & WELLNESS Self-Hypnosis for Health and Wellness Option #1 – AT4230 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) January 24, 31 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursdays – 4 hours

$39 / $44 Option #2 – NC4231 – Naples Center March 20, 27 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Participants may register for the series above (AT4230 or NC4231) or for any individual lectures below. Discover how self-hypnosis works, the myths and misconceptions, and how to eliminate many physical and psychological problems in your life. Learn practical self-hypnosis exercises to effectively manage pain and boost your immune system, and deal with issues such as anxiety, insomnia, weight loss, smoking, phobias, addictions, and other problems.  Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

Hypnosis Demystified

$24 / $29

Option #1 – AT4232 – Atrium (Ft. Myers January 24 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thur – 2 hours

Option #2 – NC4233 – Naples Center March 20 at 10am – 12pm, Wed – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Learn what self-hypnosis really is, its fascinating history, the myths and misconceptions which surround it, how it really works, and why.

Practical Self-Hypnosis

$24 / $29

Option #1 – AT4234 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) January 31 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thur – 2 hours

Option #2 – NC4235 – Naples Center Mar 27 at 10am – 12pm, Wed – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This lecture will offer a step-by-step guide to self-hypnosis including useful exercises, skills, and techniques you can practice and implement. Discover how self-hypnosis can help you achieve your goals and improve your overall health. Topics will include pain control, boosting your immune system, and reducing stress. 

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Understanding Your Dreams a la Jung

$34 / $39

AT4236 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 5, 12 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesdays – 3 hours Your unconscious is your friend, with a nightly message to share! Once you understand your dream, you can put its healing element to work in your waking life. Using the Jungian-Senoi Dreamwork Manual, you will learn how to dialogue with dream characters with the teaching help of a practicing psychotherapist. Class members will work only on their own dreams in a supportive, educational atmosphere. Instructor: Dr. William Morrow

Basic and Intermediate Nutrition

$49 / $58

NC4237 – Naples Center – February 6, 13, 20 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Wednesdays – 4.5 hours In today’s industrialized world the state of public health is nothing short of alarming. Good nutrition is the key to prevention of disease, good health, and quality of life. Learn how to regain your health through lifestyle changes along with the application of nutritional principles. Instructor: Mr. Robert Grosz

Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back the Clock Option #1 – NC4238 – Naples Center February 6 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

$29 / $35 Option #2 – AT4239 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 20 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. All participants will receive a free, signed copy of the book, “Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back the Clock.” Geared toward those approaching or over the age of 50, author Harry Gaines offers us his unique fitness knowledge and inspiration; a why to get fit and eat healthy, versus the how approach of other fitness books. Mr. Gaines will focus on what it takes to start and stick with an exercise program and the powerful impact exercise has on our brains. Instructor: Mr. Harry Gaines

Elements of Life-Changing Mental Wellness Option #1 – NC4240 – Naples Center February 25 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4241– Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 4 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Come discover key elements in achieving life-changing wellness. Incorporating the latest research, this seminar will focus on straight-forward psychological strategies for maintaining and enhancing your mental health and happiness. Instructor: Mrs. Nancy Dauphinais

Change Your Mind to Control Your Weight Option #1 – AT4242 – Atrium Feb 26 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tue

Option #2 – NC4243 – Naples Mar 12 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tue

$20 / $25 Option #3 – BR4244 – Brooks (Bonita) Apr 22 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Mon

Choose one of the course options above. To lose weight and maintain weight loss is as much a matter of mind as of body. Many of us have lost touch with natural hunger and satiety signals, and we overeat in response to emotional and external cues. Retrain your brain to think and behave differently, learn strategies to reduce eating prompted by emotions and stress, and utilize your body’s natural instincts. Instructor: Ms. Jeanne Berger

Pathways to Prevention: Controlling Your Future Health

$69 / $84

NC4245 – Naples Center – March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesdays – 7.5 hours Participants may register for the series above (NC4245) or for any individual lectures below. Learn what you can do to control your future health.  Instructor: Dr. Jerry Kumin

How to Control Your Destiny with Disease

$20 / $25

NC4246 – Naples Center – March 5 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours Gain an understanding of how diseases are created and how to reverse and prevent the disease process. Which lifestyle modifications are most effective? Learn how to prevent diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.

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What are the Most Toxic Foods – Why do You Eat Any of These?

$20 / $25

NC4247 – Naples Center – March 12 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours Learn which foods create diseases, which foods are addictive, and which foods make you gain or lose weight. Do you know what the healthiest food is?

Do You Want to Learn How to Prevent Alzheimer’s?

$20 / $25

NC4248 – Naples Center – March 19 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours

Alzheimer’s prevalence is increasing dramatically as we all live longer and the projected medical expense will be in the billions. Both animal and human trials identify the secrets of prevention.

How do You Know if Your Sleep is Healthy?

$20 / $25

NC4249 – Naples Center – March 26 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours

Do you sleep well? Which diseases can be prevented with healthy sleep? Learn a healthy sleep protocol.

Are You Wasting Money on Worthless Supplements?

$20 / $25

NC4250 – Naples Center – April 2 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours

I review which supplements have scientific evidence and are cost effective in comparison to the ads you read with undocumented claims.

Slimnosis – A Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Loss Through Hypnosis Option #1 – NC4251 – Naples Center March 7 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25

Option #2 – AT4252 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 8 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Monday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Connect the dots between the programming of your sub-conscious mind and your behavior. This informative program discusses the concept of self-defeating messages of the mind, with a focus on weight loss and over-all selfimprovement. A brief group hypnosis, a lesson in self-hypnosis, as well as this instructor’s “Slimnosis Program,” with suggestions for healthy lifestyle change, will be included. Instructor: Ms. Sandy Levine

HISTORY, LAW & GOVERNMENT Trio of Traitors: Walker, Ames and Hanssen Option #1 – BR4253 – Brooks Commons Club (Bonita) January 9 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4254 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 4 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. A discussion of the three worst spies in U.S. history – what they did, why, and how they were caught. Their betrayals harmed the country, put us at risk, and cost lives. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Eastwood

Sidney Reilly “Ace of Spies” – The “Real” James Bond Option #1 – NC4255 – Naples Center January 14 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – BR4256 – Brooks Commons Club (Bonita) March 18 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Britain has a long and storied history of intelligence. Sidney Reilly was one of their most successful spies. His exploits spawned articles, books, and a popular TV miniseries. The real story is worth your time. The structure/ history of British Intelligence will also be discussed. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Eastwood

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Presidential Assassinations

$20 / $25

Option #1 – NC4257 – Naples Center January 14 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours

Option #2 – AT4258 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 8 at 10am – 11:30am, Friday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Some Americans know four Presidents were assassinated; few can name more than two. Fewer know attempts were made to kill eleven others. This is a fascinating and revealing insider’s look at Presidential assassinations and the protective mission of the Secret Service. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Eastwood

All-American Woman – Mary Edwards Walker, Medal of Honor Option #1 – NC4259 – Naples Jan 16 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wed

$20 / $25

Option #2 – CY4260 – Cypress Cove Feb 4 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Mon

Option #3 – AT4261 – Atrium Feb 7 at 10am – 11:30am, Thur

Choose one of the course options above. Mary Edwards Walker was a war veteran, battlefield surgeon, and the only female Medal of Honor recipient. In this lecture, she comes to life before, during, and after the American Civil War. How was she awarded the Medal of Honor in a military that has traditionally kept women from infantry, artillery, and the cavalry? What does this say about women in the military today? Instructor: Mr. Michael Vik

Psychology of History: Mysteries, Reality and Fiction

$24 / $29

Option #1 – CH4262 – Calusa Harbour January 21 at 12pm – 2pm, Monday – 2 hours

Option #2 – ML4263 – Miromar Lakes (Estero) February 28 at 10am – 12pm, Thursday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Our concept of history is often based on distorted perspectives and myths rather than facts. Discoveries of modern historians often shake the foundations of our beliefs about what really happened in the past – from antiquity to the discovery of America to the urban legends of today. Together we will separate fact from fiction, examine surprising new findings, and shed some light on old mysteries. Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

President Lincoln: A Portrait by John Hay and John Nicolay Option #1 – NC4264 – Naples Center Jan 22 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Tue

Option #2 – AT4265 – Atrium Feb 7 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thur

$20 / $25 Option #3 – ML4266 – Miromar Lakes Mar 20 at 10am – 11:30am, Wed

Choose one of the course options above. This lecture and power point presentation will explore the remarkable character and personality of our 16th president, as seen through the eyes of his two private secretaries, John Hay and John Nicolay. While both of these young men lived and worked in the White House during the Civil War, it was John Hay who kept an insightful diary which became a fascinating source of information on both the private and the public President Lincoln. An annotated bibliography of Lincoln books will be shared. Instructor: Mrs. Lynn Brand

Secret History of World War II

$24 / $29

Option #1 – AT4267 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) January 22 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

Option #2 – NC4268 – Naples Center January 28 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Monday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Discover little known facts and misconceptions about the War, new discoveries from opening of secret Soviet archives, secret plans that could have changed the course of history and much more. Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

History of Secret Societies and Conspiracy Theories Option #1 – AT4269 – Atrium Jan 22 at 10am – 12pm, Tue, 2 hours

$24 / $29

Option #2 – NC4270 – Naples Option #3 – CH4271 – Calusa Harbour Jan 28 at 10am – 12pm, Mon, 2 hours Feb 18 at 12pm – 2pm, Mon, 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Learn to separate truth from fiction in Dan Brown novels, find out who the Templars, Masons, Rosicrucians, and Illuminati really were, where conspiracy theories come from, and why they are so readily believed. Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

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The Boxer Rebellion – One of History’s Defining Moments for China

$34 / $39

NC4272 – Naples Center – January 24, 31 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursdays – 3 hours This course gives an overview of the Boxer Rebellion which would influence world relations with China even today. This little known war involved a massive multinational alliance between America, Russia, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, and Japan against some of China’s armies. How did this conflict entice many world powers into an alliance that would fall apart in two world wars? What does this war say about China and the West today? Instructor: Mr. Michael Vik

Benghazi – The Unanswered Questions

$20 / $25

BR4273 – Brooks Commons Club (Bonita) – January 24 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours A candid analysis and discussion: was it a failure of intelligence or failure to act; was it predictable and preventable; was our response adequate; and were we misled? Instructor: Mr. Thomas Eastwood

The American Civil War

$59 / $74

NC4274 – Naples Center – January 25, February 1, 8, 15 at 10am – 11:30am, Fridays – 6 hours Participants may register for the series above (NC4274) or for any individual lectures below. Join us for a look at a military history of the rebellion including the major campaigns, the home front, naval considerations, foreign policy and the war’s significance. This fourpart series will weave together lecture, film, and discussion. Instructor: Dr. John Bailey

The Coming of the American Civil War

$20 / $25

NC4275 – Naples Center – January 25 at 10am – 11:30am, Friday – 1.5 hours This lecture discusses the conditions in the North and South prior to the conflict, the events that led to war, and an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the sections of the Union in 1861.

Early Confederate Victories

$20 / $25

NC4276 – Naples Center – February 1 at 10am – 11:30am, Friday – 1.5 hours This lecture covers the first two years of the Civil War with an analysis of why the South was able to do so well in the context of a limited war approach.

Turning Points in the War: 1863

$20 / $25

NC4277 – Naples Center – February 8 at 10am – 11:30am, Friday -1.5 hours This lecture focuses on the North as it gradually moved in the direction of total war with victories in the East and the West.

The Union Road to Victory

$20 / $25

NC4278 – Naples Center – February 15 at 10am – 11:30am, Friday - 1.5 hours This lecture covers the last two years of the Civil War that culminated at Appomattox Court House.  How and why did the North win and the South lose?  In the bigger picture of modern warfare where does this war fit?

Archaeology and the Biblical Record Option #1 – ML4279 – Miromar Lakes (Estero) Jan 28, Feb 4 at 10am – 12pm, Mondays – 4 hours

$39 / $44 Option #2 – NC4280 – Naples Center Jan 30, Feb 6 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. In the 6th century BCE, Jerusalem and Judea were destroyed by the Babylonians. This traumatic event created the need to construct and articulate a comprehensive past that would give meaningful context to the identity of the Israelites. New modes of communal organization and worship during this period formed the foundation of Second Temple Jerusalem

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and early Christianity. Archaeology and the Biblical Record challenges traditional views of the scripture while respecting religious. Join these two Jerusalem-based archaeologists as they try to shed light and provide answers to the many historical dilemmas confronted in the course of studying the Bible. Instructors: Mr./Mrs. Bernard and Fran Alpert

Gender Discrimination and the Constitution Option #1 – NC4281 – Naples Center January 28 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4282 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 18 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution (ratified in 1869) guarantees that ALL PERSONS born or naturalized in the U.S. are citizens and entitled to equal protection of the law. A review of the earlier decisions of the Supreme Court however, leads inexorably to the conclusion that all “MEN” were created equal as women were denied even the most fundamental of civil rights. The purpose of this discussion is to review the impact of these decisions and the transformation of the High Court’s position. It further seeks to answer the rhetorical question: How could this result have possibly taken so long to achieve? Instructor: Mr. Jay Abramowitch

The Pre–Greek World – Bronze Age Greece: The Minoans and Mycenaens (2500-1100 B.C.)

$24 / $29

AT4283 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – January 29 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesday – 2 hours Both the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures were early Greek cultures, spanning several centuries before Socrates, Plato, and Greece’s Golden Age. Not much is known of these people, but archaeological findings led many to believe that they were advanced and sophisticated civilizations. But both civilizations suddenly collapsed and the reasons still puzzle many historians. Join us as we compare and contrast these civilizations, examine their historical significance and accomplishments with the help of visual aids and documentaries, and see how Greece was built on these two earlier civilizations. Instructor: Ms. Despina Stefopoulos

The KGB – The Most Powerful Clandestine Service in History Option #1 – ML4284 – Miromar Lakes January 30 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday

$24 / $29

Option #2 – AT4285 – Atrium February 19 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesday

Option #3 – NC4286 – Naples April 4 at 10am – 12pm, Thursday

Choose one of the course options above. Opening of secret archives after the fall of the Soviet Union uncovered the inner workings of the infamous organization that had tentacles all over the world. You will learn its history and surprising methods including highly effective psychological warfare against the West. Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

Get Elected, Get Rich – Corruption in Congress?

$20 / $25

ML4287 – Miromar Lakes (Estero) – January 31 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours A review of how congressional members enhance their personal wealth while in office (shameful and corrupt, but legal). Topics include the Stock Act, land deals, horse-trading, insider trading, cronyism, and ethics. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Eastwood

The Art of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Option #1 – NC4288 – Naples Center February 1 at 10am – 11:30am, Friday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – BR4302 – Brooks Commons Club (Bonita) February 20 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

Have you ever been afraid or embarrassed to “negotiate” a dispute? All of us have at one time or another. But, in truth, almost any difference can be negotiated and resolved without difficulty. It simply requires “reason” by all parties. You can get your own way (or something close to it) as long as your way is shown to be “reasonable.” I’ll show you how to convince your adversary that your position is both reasonable and fair given the circumstances. Instructor: Dr. Dan Roby

Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady Option #1 – CH4289 – Calusa Harbour Feb 4 at 12pm – 1:30pm, Monday

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4290 – Atrium Feb 11 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday

Option #3 – NC4291 – Naples Mar 11 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday

Choose one of the course options above. The Iron Lady was perhaps the greatest British Prime Minister since Winston Churchill. Join us as we examine her life and accomplishments. Instructor: Mr. Gerald Ziedenberg Register online at http://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu or call 239-425-3272 / 239-434-4737

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American Presidents in Economic Hard Times: Lessons for Today?

$34 / $39

NC4294 – Naples Center – February 4, 11 at 10am – 11:30am, Mondays – 3 hours Participants may register for the series (NC4294) or for any individual lectures below. From Revolutionary War days, when Washington was struggling to find ways to pay his troops, to Obama’s inherited two wars and massive deficits, booms and busts have been part of the American fabric. 19th century Presidents Van Buren, Buchanan, Grant, Hayes, and Cleveland confronted depressions, but believed the business cycle of boom or bust was strictly a business affair. Causes of the depressions and how each affected the sitting President and his people, will be explored in this two-part series. What do these economic disruptions have in common with the situation today? Instructor: Mr. Steven Mutart

American Presidents: 1776 – 1929

$20 / $25

NC4295 – Naples Center – February 4 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday, 1.5 hours A weak Congress had no power to tax as the Revolutionary War wore on. So desperate was the situation that George Washington went out of pocket to pay his troops. One hundred and fifty years later, after a half dozen or so significant economic booms and busts, Herbert Hoover was faced with a financial collapse of almost Biblical proportions. Some were saying this was proof of the failure of capitalism and by extension the American way of life. We’ll explore the surprisingly similar causes of the Panics of the 19th century and how they affected the sitting President and the country, what, if any, effort was made to prevent them in the future, and if the root causes still exist today.

American Presidents: 1930 – Today

$20 / $25

NC4296 – Naples Center – February 11 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday, 1.5 hours Despite President Hoover’s best efforts, President Roosevelt inherited in 1933 an economic collapse that only got worse as continuing bank failures and mounting unemployment sank the nation to new depths. Unprecedented governmental action, World War II, and a revival of the natural business cycle saw prosperity return. The rest of the century saw its share of boom and bust, but nothing close to the depressed times of the 1930s, that is until the socalled Great Recession of today. What comparisons can be made between these economic events and the reactions of the various Presidents in office at the time? We can expect lively discussions over these events and issues.

Recovering Nazi Plunder – WWII Monument Men Option #1 – AT4297 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 4 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – ML4298 – Miromar Lakes (Estero) March 14 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. The U.S./UK established an unprecedented unit to protect art and cultural sites during WWII. Additionally, they recovered art and treasure looted by the Nazis on a massive scale. Join us for fascinating true story. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Eastwood

All About the Mob: An Insider’s Story

$34 / $39

AT4299 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 6, 13 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesdays – 3 hours From The Godfather to The Sopranos to real-life John Gotti, the public is fascinated with organized crime. Packing 40 years of law experience, Mr. Pollok enlivens the history of the Mafia with many first person anecdotes about some of the real people involved. He will also attempt to demystify America’s criminal justice and law enforcement systems. Instructor: Mr. John L. Pollok

More Psychology of History: Mysteries, Reality and Fiction Option #1 – NC4300 – Naples Center February 6, 13 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesdays – 4 hours

$39 / $44 Option #2 – AT4301 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 2, 9 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesdays – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Our concept of history is often based on distorted perspectives and myths rather than facts. Discoveries of modern historians often shake the foundations of our beliefs about what really happened in the past – from antiquity to the discovery of America to the urban legends of today. Together we will separate fact from fiction, examine surprising new findings, and shed some light on old mysteries. Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

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U.S. Espionage: Stories of Betrayal

$20 / $25

Option #1 – AT4303 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 8 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Friday – 1.5 hours

Option #2 – NC4304 – Naples Center March 15 at 10am – 11:30am, Friday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Join a retired law enforcement and counter-intelligence agent in an interesting and revealing insider’s look at U.S. spies from 1977 to the present. Who were they? Why did they do it? How were they caught? The discussion will include declassified but little known information. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Eastwood

The Spartans: The Last Stand of the 300

$24 / $29

AT4305 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 12 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesday – 2 hours The ancient Greek world fought many wars against their all-time rival – the Persian Empire. Among the most famous of the GrecoPersian wars was the Battle of Thermopylae. Join us as we examine what Spartan society was like, the cause of this battle, where it took place, the leaders on both sides and their strategy, and the outcome. With the use of visual aids and the film The 300 Spartans (1962), you will surely feel like a Spartan warrior, inspired to do further reading on this ancient society. Instructor: Ms. Despina Stefopoulos

Unique Missions of World War II

$20 / $25

ML4306 – Miromar Lakes (Estero) – February 14 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours Discussion of sensitive intelligence and classified Allied and Axis missions, operations, and programs including: ULTRA, MAGIC, Double Cross, Patton’s mission to rescue his son-in-law, the mission to kill Rommel, German spies, Allied interrogation centers, secret weapons, and others. An interesting review of formerly classified information. Instructor: Mr. Thomas Eastwood

Eleanor Roosevelt

$20 / $25

Option #1 – NC4307 – Naples Center February 15 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Friday – 1.5 hours

Option #2 – CY4308 – Cypress Cove February 18 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Monday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. She was America’s first lady from 1933 – 1945. She stood behind one of our country’s greatest Presidents and then went on to an important career after his passing. She was ahead of her time with her views on segregation, human rights, children’s welfare, and numerous social causes. Instructor: Mr. Gerald Ziedenberg

Genghis Khan and the Mongols – The Great Empire Option #1 – AT4309 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 15 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Friday – 2 hours

$24 / $29 Option #2 – NC4310 – Naples Center April 4 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Most of what you know about Genghis Khan and the Mongols is wrong. Far from being an uncivilized horde of barbarians, they had the most advanced military technology and strategy in the world, invented paper money and banking, and were more civilized than most of Europe at the time. Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

The Lincoln and Douglas Debates: Road to the White House Option #1 – NC4311 – Naples Center February 18 at 10:30am – 12pm, Mon

$20 / $25

Option #2 – AT4312 – Atrium February 26 at 10am – 11:30am, Tue

Option #3 – BR4313 – Brooks March 11 at 10am – 11:30am, Mon

Choose one of the course options above. During the Illinois senatorial race in 1858, Abraham Lincoln challenged the Democratic incumbent, Stephen Douglas, to a series of debates to discuss the issues of the day. In the course of their seven debates, Lincoln defined the moral issue of their time as slavery and became a national figure in the new Republican Party. Two years later, Lincoln would be the Republican candidate for President. This lecture will explore how the debates successfully placed Lincoln on the road to the White House. Instructor: Mrs. Lynn Brand

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The Presidency and the Supreme Court

$20 / $25

NC4314 – Naples Center – February 26 at 10am – 11:30am, Tuesday – 1.5 hours The purpose of this discussion is to review the relationship between the executive and judicial branches, and to predict its impact on the future of our constitutional government. Instructor: Mr. Jay Abramowitch

Mad Men Need Law(yer) Men

$20 / $25

NC4315 – Naples Center – February 26 at 10am – 11:30am, Tuesday – 1.5 hours L.C. Goldman, novelist, columnist and former ad exec is back to regale you with stories and inside info about the world of advertising, as he saw it. This time he will be joined by Len Orkin, a former partner and chairman of the advertising law department of a prestigious law firm that represented some of the most important advertising agencies in the world. Mr. Orkin will describe the role of the lawyer in guiding agencies to avoid governmental regulatory problems and overcoming the roadblocks and compliance rules of TV networks and other media. Their insights will entertain you and show you why Mad Men Need Law(yer) Men. Instructors: Mr. L.C. Goldman & Mr. Len Orkin

James Madison: Forgotten Architect of the Constitution

$20 / $25

NC4316 – Naples Center – March 5 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours When we consider our constitution, the most sophisticated and durable governing document ever created, the names Jefferson, Hamilton and Adams immediately come to mind. James Madison’s contributions to the document itself, its ratification and implementation, are often overlooked. The purpose of this discussion will be to review Madison’s important contributions to the document and its subsequent interpretation as to how the Constitution should be applied to situations not specified in the text. Instructor: Mr. Jay Abramowitch

The Fall and Rise of Harry Truman, the Accidental President Who Achieved Greatness

$39 / $44

NC4317 – Naples Center – March 6, 13 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays – 4 hours Once mocked as “The Accidental President,” Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) has emerged as one of our nation’s greatest and most beloved leaders. When Truman left the White House in 1953, his approval rating was one of the lowest ever recorded in American history. But in recent years, his leadership in both domestic and international affairs, and his personal style of informality and “common sense” have been more and more appreciated. How and why has this taken place? These lectures will explore and analyze both the background of the man and the record of his Presidency. Instructor: Dr. James Rudin

Who Killed Marilyn Monroe?

$24 / $29

NC4318 – Naples Center – March 13 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesday – 2 hours Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bedroom in the early morning hours of August 5, 1962. She died from a drug overdose that could have been either accidental or intentional. Most people who participated in the investigation believed she took the overdose, but there were some investigators who thought it more likely that she was poisoned. Her history and lifestyle are compatible with all these possibilities. The investigation yielded a lot of relevant information, but included major inconsistencies and left a number of questions unanswered. Ultimately, the manner of death was ruled to be a probable suicide. Much additional information has become available since the initial investigation. This has fueled a continuing flow of speculation about how Marilyn Monroe died, and who was responsible. The focus of this presentation will be on the current consensus on the circumstances surrounding Marilyn Monroe’s death, and on the lingering questions regarding the possibility of murder. Instructor: Dr. David George

Henry Kissinger: The Quintessential Diplomat

$20 / $25

NC4319 – Naples Center – March 15 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Friday – 1.5 hours The life and times of Henry Kissinger, one of the most influential diplomats and Secretaries of State in American history – he was also one of the most controversial. Was he a peace maker or a war criminal? Instructor: Mr. Gerald Ziedenberg

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Secrets of the Secret Service

$20 / $25

NC4320 – Naples Center – March 15 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Friday – 1.5 hours U.S. Secret Service agents have extraordinary access to protectees. They usually keep observations about them confidential. Recently, the agency has allowed agents to break the veil of secrecy. This presentation addresses the history of the Secret Service and recently revealed “secrets.” Instructor: Mr. Thomas Eastwood

The Battle of the Little Big Horn

$20 / $25

NC4321 – Naples Center – March 22 at 10am – 11:30am, Friday – 1.5 hours On June 25, 1876 the U.S Army suffered its worst defeat in their history on the banks of the Little Big Horn River in Dakota Territory. Under the leadership of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians prevailed and Lt Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his cavalry units were all killed. How could this have happened? Instructor: Dr. John Bailey

How to Select a Lawyer and to Have a Successful Relationship

$20 / $25

NC4322 – Naples Center – March 27 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours Describe and discuss seeing through Madison Ave selling legal services and hiring a good person to represent you for a fair and reasonable, successful result. Instructor: Dr. William T. White

The Civil War: Two Warring Capitals Only 90 Miles Apart

$39 / $44

AT4323 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 3, 10 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays – 4 hours Participants may register for the series (AT4323) or for any individual lectures below. The Civil War was the most divisive event in our country’s history: nearly 600,000 soldiers were killed between 1861 and 1865. A century and half later bitterness and strong opinions about the conflict still remain. What was the Civil War really about? What were the visible and hidden aims of each side? Who were the major political and military leaders of the Federal Union and the Confederate States? Could the war have been avoided? Why did it last so long? Why are the two presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, and the two most prominent generals, U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, permanently engrained into the national consciousness? Instructor: Dr. James Rudin

The View From Richmond

$24 / $29

AT4324 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 3 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday – 2 hours Why the states seceded. What were the human and natural resources of the Confederacy? An exploration of the role of state’s rights, slavery, and sectionalism in the South. Why the Confederacy lost the Civil War.

The View From Washington

$24 / $29

AT4325 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 10 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday – 2 hours Why preserving the Federal Union was worth dying for. What were the human and natural resources of the North? An exploration of free labor, territorial expansion and industrialization in the North. Why the Union won the War.

The Secrets of America’s Richest and Oldest Families Option #1 – NC4326 – Naples Center April 3 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

$24 / $29 Option #2 – AT4327 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 4 at 10am – 12pm, Thursday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. The author of Old Money America, Aristocracy in the Age of Obama, explores the history, viewpoints, quirks, and preoccupations of our nation’s blue bloods. This lecture will explore what motivates the wealthy class and leads to behaviors that are mysterious, contradictory, sometimes weird – and often very funny. Instructor: Mr. John Hazard Forbes

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Politics vs. History – Ideology and Historical Accuracy

$20 / $25

NC4328 – Naples Center – April 3 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours An analysis of narrative history - including Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, The Killer Angels, Band of Brothers, and other popular books and films that have been criticized by academics (often unfairly). A timely discussion of why popular history is both fun and informative and texts are not. Are allegations of inaccuracies valid? Instructor: Mr. Thomas Eastwood

The Last Great Political Convention: Kansas City 1976

$20 / $25

AT4329 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 4 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours The air was electric as the convention got underway. No one really knew who would prevail, President Ford or Governor Reagan? The roll call went right to the end before we had a winner. Behind the scenes the political maneuvering was nothing less than unbridled war. Join us as we revisit this remarkable political event of modern times. Instructor: Mr. Richard Rosenbaum

Nelson A. Rockefeller: A Heartbeat Away from the Presidency

$20 / $25

AT4330 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 11 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours He was New York Governor from 1959 to 1973 and then Vice President of the U.S. Join his former Chief of Staff in an exploration of the enigmatic, magnetic personality that was uniquely Nelson Rockefellers. Listen to the behind the scenes strategies and planning that almost brought him to the Presidency. Instructor: Mr. Richard Rosenbaum

The Triumph of Ego Over Common Sense

$20 / $25

AT4331 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 18 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours From a retired politico, listen to a myriad of stories accumulated over a lifetime from a career spent in politics and government. Some serious and entertaining, others hilarious and worth knowing; spiced here and there with high jinks and chicanery. You will also hear fascinating observations about the personalities involved. Instructor: Mr. Richard Rosenbaum

LIFE ENRICHMENT An Everyday Western Approach to Zen Buddhism Option #1 – NC4332 – Naples Center January 17 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4333 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 7 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday

Choose one of the course options above. Buddhism, a religion founded by the Gautama Siddhartha in 6th century BCE, seems diametrically opposed to the most fundamental precepts of Western thought and religion. Its goal is a state of higher consciousness that transcends individual existence. It emphasizes meditation and physical discipline. Western philosophy/religion is seemingly at the other end of the spectrum. Its goals seem to be individual, intellectual, and emotional advancement allowing individuals to maximize their potential. A closer look, however, reveals that the underlying philosophical foundations of each are strikingly similar. This lecture suggests that common concepts of morality keyed by the importance of compassion for others is the lynch pin synthesizing East and West. Instructor: Mr. Jay Abramowitch

T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Beginners

$90 / $105

Option #1 – NC4334 – Naples Center – 6 hours Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 at 9:30am – 10:30am, Mons

Option #2 – NC4335 – Naples Center – 6 hours Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 8 at 9:30am – 10:30am, Mons

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants per session. Learn the art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan; meditation in movement that can improve posture, circulation, metabolism, muscular coordination, and tranquility of mind. Instructor: Mr. Peter Kelly

T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Advanced Beginners

$90 / $105

NC4336 – Naples Center – February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 at 9:30am – 10:30am, Wednesdays – 6 hours Enrollment is limited to 10 participants per session. Build on the basic forms and movements learned in our beginner class. Take your T’ai Chi to the next level. Instructor: Mr. Peter Kelly

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Creating Powerful, Personal Change Option #1 – NC4337 – Naples Center January 24 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4338– Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 18 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Monday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Feeling stuck? This seminar will empower you to create the changes you desire for your life. We will utilize the latest research to develop straightforward strategies for increasing motivation, identifying and eliminating barriers, and achieving long-lasting, lifestyle change. Instructor: Mrs. Nancy Dauphinais

Finding Happiness and Personal Joy Option #1 – AT4339 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) January 24, 31 at 10am – 12pm, Thursdays – 4 hours

$39 / $44 Option #2 – NC4340 – Naples Center February 6, 13 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. The most popular course in the history of Harvard University shows how a new science of Positive Psychology helps us understand the elusive state of happiness and gives us the keys for achieving it. Learn powerful psychological techniques to increase happiness in every area of your life. Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

Mah Jongg for Beginners

$39 / $44

NC4341 – Naples Center – January 28, February 4 at 10am – 12pm, Mondays – 4 hours Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. Learn to play this ancient Chinese game, originally used for war strategy, which has become one of the most popular games again. Use your “card sense” and creative side. Game set will be provided, feel free to bring your own as many are like art pieces. You will also learn how to “think through” a hand. Instructor: Ms. Leslee Marcus

What’s Your Relationship IQ?

$39 / $44

Option #1 – AT4342– Atrium (Ft. Myers) January 29, February 5 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tues – 4 hours

Option #2 – NC4343 – Naples Center February 19, 26 at 3pm – 5pm, Tues – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Do your relationships give you more pain than joy? If you want to break the pattern of always attracting the wrong partner and unhappy relationships, then you need a healthy dose of relationship intelligence. Learn how to attract and establish a healthy relationship with yourself and a significant other. Instructor: Dr. Martha Bireda

Find Your Identity in Retirement Option #1 – NC4344 – Naples Jan 29 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Tue

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4345 – Atrium Feb 19 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tue

Option #3 – BR4346 – Brooks (Bonita) Apr 1 at 10am – 11:30am, Mon

Choose one of the course options above. If I retire, who am I? Retirement is a time of change, internal and external. We transition from a known and comfortable world, one we have been taught since birth (go to college, marry, have children, have a career, etc.) to a world with new possibilities, no expectations, and no sense of true identity once we arrive. If you think of retirement as an unknown, if you’re beginning to realize that your life is finite, that time is short, or you simply wish to have a more satisfying life, then this lecture is for you. Together we will chart a roadmap to guide you through this life change. Instructor: Ms. Jeanne Berger

Qigong for Reducing Pain and Stress and Restoring Strength and Health

$45 / $55

AT4347 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 6, 13, 20, 27at 10am – 11am, Wednesdays – 4 hours Enrollment is limited to 10 participants per session. Qigong is a series of postures performed by slow movement and regulated breathing. Anyone can do Qigong; everyone can benefit from it! The simple practices of Qigong enables one to train the mind to direct the body’s energy, or chi, throughout the body, bringing you to a natural state of balance. Qigong relaxes the mind, muscles, tendons, joints, and inner organs, helping to improve circulation, relieve stress and pain, and restore health and focus. Instructor: Ms. Darlene Carswell

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All About Jewelry: An Insider’s Look at Precious Metals, Gems and Diamonds

$49 / $58

NC4348 – Naples Center – February 7, 14, 21 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursdays – 4.5 hours Participants may register for the series above (NC4348) or for any individual lectures below. This presentation will offer an inside look at all of the exciting aspects of the jewelry business. You’ll learn all about precious metals, colored gems, the history of jewelry, diamonds, how jewelry is made, how to buy, and tips on jewelry repair. Much of the course material is taken from programs offered by The Diamond Council of America to people who work in jewelry industry. Instructor: Mr. Jerry Robbins

Precious Metals and Manufacturing

$20 / $25

NC4349 – Naples Center – February 7 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday, 1.5 hours

Gems and Gemology

$20 / $25

NC4350 – Naples Center – February 14 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday, 1.5 hours

Diamonds and Jewelry Buying Tips

$20 / $25

NC4351 – Naples Center – February 21 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday, 1.5 hours

Get Organized! Why Wait to Simplify Your Life – Learn How to Downsize

$20 / $25

NC4353 – Naples Center – March 14 at 4pm – 5:30pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours Downsizing is not as tough as it sounds. Professional organizer and Naples Daily News’ “Get Organized” columnist Marla Ottenstein shows you how to simplify your life by helping you decide what you can and can’t live without and how to dispose of all the “stuff.” Topics for discussion may include: how to de-clutter, downsize and transition into the different stages of your life; how to hold onto the memories; how to prepare your home to sell in today’s marketplace. Instructor: Ms. Marla Ottenstein

The Art of the Visit: How to Have Successful, Stress-Free Visits with Family and Friends Option #1 – NC4354 – Naples Center February 22 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Friday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25

Option #2 – AT4355 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 26 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above.  In Florida we all get them: guests! So what makes for a great visit when family and friends come to stay for a weekend…or longer? Learn the tips and tricks every host needs before the children, friends, and grandchildren arrive. From setting up the perfect guest rooms to handling difficult guests, this lecture takes a straight-forward look at what we need to do to make the times we spend with the people we love the best it can be – and stress free! Instructor: Ms. Kathy Bertone

Retirement: Make it the Best Time of Your Life Option #1 – NC4356 – Naples Center February 22 at 10am – 12pm, Friday – 2 hours

$24 / $29 Option #2 – AT4357 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 1 at 10am – 12pm, Friday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above.  Just because you are retired, it doesn’t mean you don’t have dreams and goals for yourself and your family. Now is the time to design your next phase of life with purpose – your purpose. The Wheel of Retirement workshop will give you the tools and insight to create balance and fulfillment in your new phase of life. You will create your own “Dream Board” poster using personal photos and magazine clippings to keep you focused and on track for achieving your dreams and goals. During the workshop you will: (1) take stock of where you are today in all aspects of your new life so you can determine where you want to be; (2) determine where your life is in or out of balance and what to do about it; (3) identify your top life priorities which bring you fulfillment and learn to say “no” to things that take away from them; (4) set new goals, devise action plans, time-management and organization strategies to achieve them; (5) identify and overcome obstacles that keep you from achieving your new goals; and (6) create strategies to stay focused and follow through on your goals and maintain momentum. Bring to the workshop: photos, magazines, catalogs, travel brochures, etc. with pictures that represent your goals and dreams. Scissors, glue stick, and poster board will be provided. Instructor: Ms. Nancy Keny

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Couponing 101

$24 / $29

NC4359 – Naples Center – February 26 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday – 2 hours Most people know about coupons, but not everyone knows how to use them effectively. Participants will learn how to maximize their savings and use coupons to save more off their grocery bill. In addition, participants will learn how to find coupon savings and deals online and in stores. Tips and tricks of couponing will also be discussed. Participants need to have a basic understanding of computers and the Internet to fully benefit from this class. Participants will be able to cut their grocery bill by up to 50% (within two months after this class), use couponing vocabulary, organize coupons, and find the best deals available. Instructor: Ms. Sharon Ardrey

How to Control Stress to Live Proactively, Not Reactively

$34 / $39

NC4360 – Naples Center – February 26, March 5 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Tuesdays – 3 hours The lifestyles of today, (over-burdened, over-worked, time-stretched commitments and instant gratification), have society shifting into a reactive state causing uncontrolled stress in our lives. You can take back control of your life and live in a positive, proactive way, regaining your personal power and strength. Learn how to keep your personal power to help release fears, self-doubt, and obstacles that keep you living in the reactive fight or flight mode. Instructor: Mrs. Sue Campanella

Get Your Closets Organized! Simplify Your Life and Dress Like a French Woman

$20 / $25

NC4362 – Naples Center – March 21 at 4pm – 5:30pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours Getting organized is not as tough as it sounds. Professional organizer and Naples Daily News’ “Get Organized” columnist Marla Ottenstein shows you how to organize your closets, simplify your life, and dress like a French woman. Topics for discussion may include: how to maximize wardrobe selection and minimize fashion frustration; how to “shop” in your own closet and how to creatively dispose of all the stuff you no longer need, want or use. Instructor: Ms. Marla Ottenstein

Samada Meditation: Beyond the Five Senses Option #1 – NC4363 – Naples Center March 4, 11, 18 at 10am – 11:30am, Mons – 4.5 hours

$49 / $58 Option #2 – AT4364 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 7, 14, 21 at 10am – 11:30am, Thurs – 4.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Participants may register for the series (NC4363 or AT4364) or for any individual lectures below. This interesting and entertaining course will introduce participants to the Samada Life Philosophy. It has been proven that deep soul meditation can be a powerful technique of positive transformation. Learn how to relieve problems, prolong your life, prevent illness, and become the happier spiritual being you want to be. Instructor: Mr. Dennis Adams

Guided Meditation Option #1 – NC4365 – Naples Center Mar 4 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4366 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Mar 7 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. It is proven that deep meditation is a powerful tool in becoming the person you want to be. Gain improvement in all areas including health, wealth, recognition, and relationships.

Meditation for Relief of Chronic Pain Option #1 – NC4367 – Naples Center Mar 11 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4368 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Mar 14 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This session offers a powerful, proven effective, guided meditation that can alleviate chronic pain. This meditation will help reduce the stress, anxiety, depression, and sleeping problems that often accompany chronic pain.

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Spiritual Meditation

$20 / $25

Option #1 – NC4369 – Naples Center Mar 18 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours

Option #2 – AT4370 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Mar 21 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. By way of guided meditation, you will learn the techniques to think and reason by way of your spirit/soul…or as the scientific community calls it, think and reason by way of your super consciousness.

Transform Your Eating Habits, Lose Weight and Improve Your Health

$59 / $74

NC4371 – Naples Center – March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursdays – 6 hours Cleansing your body from toxic food and eating with awareness can improve your health and aid in weight loss without dieting. This course will teach you how to: eat a healthy quality and quantity of food; select healthy foods; increase energy through right food combinations; avoid overeating; take pleasure in eating; choose the right timing of meals; and experience a new level of wellness and vitality. Instructor: Mrs. Maria Winkler

It’s Cocktail Time – It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!

$20 / $25

NC4372 – Naples Center – March 8 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Friday – 1.5 hours An enjoyable look at cocktails and social drinking in America. The lore and literature of what our British cousins call “drinks time.” Instructor: Mr. John Loeper

Going to School in America’s Past

$34 / $39

NC4373 – Naples Center – March 20, 22 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday & Friday – 3 hours Join us for a nostalgic look at former schools, schoolbooks, discipline, and teachers. What was it like to be a child in former times? Take a tour of the schools and classrooms of yesteryear. Instructor: Mr. John Loeper

Hearing is a Quality of Life Issue

$34 / $39

AT4374 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 2, 9 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesdays – 3 hours Helen Keller wrote, “Blindness separates us from things. Hearing loss separates us from people.” This course will discuss how our hearing works, the effects of hearing loss on our cognitive functioning and mental health, and the latest technology and approaches to remediation of hearing loss through hearing aids, Cochlear Implants, and assistive listening devices. Instructor: Dr. Victoria Hingst

LITERATURE & LANGUAGE Grandma of the Glades: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

$20 / $25

NC4375 – Naples Center – February 1 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Friday – 1.5 hours Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a pioneering conservationist whose famous book “The Everglades; River of Grass” influenced the way we think about our surroundings in south Florida. This amazing woman lived to age 108 (1890-1998) and saw many changes in her long life - roads being built across the swamp, housing developments, the creation of Everglades National Park. She continued to campaign for the environment when she was in her 80s and 90s, berating anyone who was damaging the Glades. Join us as we look back on her life and accomplishments. Instructor: Ms. Marya Repko

Greek Mythology: The Top 12 Olympian Gods and Goddesses

$24 / $29

AT4376 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 5 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesday – 2 hours Through visual aids, we will examine the meaning of myths, the familiar dozen or so Olympian gods, their powers and what they were known for (e.g. Hermes was the messenger of the gods), their importance to the ancient Greeks, and a look at the famous film Clash of the Titans (1981) starring Sir Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Ursula Andress, and other notable actors. You will truly enjoy this course as we go back to ancient times. Instructor: Ms. Despina Stefopoulos

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Life of Pi – Fiction and the Imagination

$20 / $25

NC4377 – Naples Center – February 6 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours A “lyrical, internalized novel - poetic blockbuster film.” Reviewer David Germain thus describes Life of Pi, the novel and 3D film. Thoughtful readers and movie-goers will surely agree, while still scratching their foreheads and questioning this tale of survival at sea. What are they to believe? Central character, Pi Patel, is the son of a zoo keeper with a fervent love of stories and religious practices that include Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam. At age 16, he and his family emigrate to America on a Japanese ship. It sinks; Pi finds himself in a lifeboat with zoo animals. This program will help you probe what is going on, as well as provide opportunity for creative discussion and interpretation. Instructor: Ms. Margaret “Peg” Kaiser

Detective Fiction: Crime and Religion

$79 / $94

NC4378 – Naples Center – February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Tuesdays – 9 hours Religion has always been a powerful influence in society. Despite positing guidelines for moral conduct, religion has not eradicated antisocial behavior. Intolerance among competing belief systems has even led to violence in the name of religion. At times religious “mysteries” have masked crimes and duped the police and the public. Although rigid religious codes can impede the investigation of murder, sincere faith can inspire insight leading to a solution. Explore these issues in the novels of Zoe Ferraris, Eliot Pattison, Tarquin Hall, and others. Instructor: Dr. B.J. Rahn

Mystery, Detective and Crime Fiction

$84 / $99

AT4379 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesdays – 12 hours This survey course will delve into the mystery, detective, and crime fiction genre, from its origins to the present day. We will look at the influence of the pre-20th century literature, examine the golden age between the two World Wars and consider literary figures involved with crime fiction. The mid-20th century film noir of the 1940’s gave rise to the television detectives that we know today. Learn more about these present-day practitioners, as well as their predecessors. Instructor: Mr. Norman Tanguay

Former Publisher of Bon Appetit Talks about the Future of Magazines and Publishing

$20 / $25

NC4380 – Naples Center – February 28 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours The magazine business is undergoing change at a faster and faster pace. Nearly 1000 magazines have stopped publishing in the past few years and it is expected that this will continue. What will allow any magazine to prosper as advertising decreases and new readers become more expensive to attract? Ray Sachs, former publisher of Bon Appetit, will discuss this and answer questions about magazines of interest to the audience. Instructor: Mr. Ray Sachs

Learn to Love Poetry Option #1 – NC4381 – Naples Center March 4, 11 at 10am – 11:30am, Mondays – 3 hours

$34 / $39 Option #2 – AT4382 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 21, 28 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursdays – 3 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Have you ever marveled at people who can understand poetry, who can write it, or quote it? Fear not! Forget that junior high teacher who made you memorize poems or that high school teacher who mystified you with her interpretation. We’ll discuss poems slowly and carefully, talking about means to understanding, and the validity of your own personal response. Using the best examples from all over the world, we’ll unlock the mysteries of poetry. Instructor: Dr. Erika Waters

Reading Famous Letters of History – Notes from the Past Option #1 – NC4383 – Naples Center March 18, 25 at 10am – 11:30am, Mondays – 3 hours

$34 / $39 Option #2 – AT4384 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 4, 11 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursdays – 3 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Participants may register for the series (NC4383 or AT4384) or for any individual lectures below. Explore the nature of letter writing. You’ll read published letters by famous writers, artists, and politicians along with letters from people like us. You’ll read and discuss American Military letters. Instructor: Dr. Erika Waters

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Reading “Between the Lines” of Famous Letters Option #1 – NC4385 – Naples Center March 18 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4386 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 4 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This will be a general introduction to reading letters and how to read “between the lines” (what’s not being said). We’ll note the difference between letters which respond to questions and letters which are diary entries. We’ll read letters – all of which are online – from historical figures, such as John and Abigail Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Rachel Carson among many others. (Selections can be based on a survey of participants.)

American Military Letters: Courage in the First Person Option #1 – NC4387 – Naples Center March 25 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25

Option #2 – AT4388 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 11 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This lecture will focus on American military letters since the Civil War. Using online letters at www.warletters.com, a compilation of letters sent to the Legacy Project (a website dedicated to military letters), we will view American wars through first-hand written accounts.

The Mystique of Sherlock Holmes Option #1 – BR4390 – Brooks Commons Club (Bonita) February 6 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – NC4389 – Naples Center March 26 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Arthur Conan Doyle created something close to the Nietzschean superman in his intrepid mastermind, Sherlock Holmes, a super sleuth with vast knowledge, a flair for ingenious disguises, and eccentric habits. He functioned finally on an allegorical plane in his struggle with Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls symbolizing the classical antipathy between the forces of good and evil. This lecture explores Arthur Conan Doyle’s career and the remarkable cult of celebrity engendered by Sherlock Holmes. Instructor: Dr. B.J. Rahn

MUSIC Great Musical Collaborators – Lerner and Loewe / Rogers and Hart

$34 / $39

NC4391 – Naples Center – January 23, 30 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesdays – 3 hours Participants may register for the series above (NC4391) or for any individual lectures below. With a “Little Bit of Luck” we will explore the magical collaborations of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick “Fritz” Loewe as well as Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. These men were exceptional lyricists and composers who created hundreds of classic songs that are part of a living legacy. We will learn about their early lives, how they met, and how their creative juices blended to bless us with their award-winning musicals. Instructor: Ms. Ellen Katz

Lerner and Loewe

$20 / $25

NC4392 – Naples Center – January 23 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

Rogers and Hart

$20 / $25

NC4393 – Naples Center – January 30 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

The Beatles

$20 / $25

AT4394 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – January 23 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours The Fab Four changed music and the culture of the mid twentieth century forever. Join us as we look back at some of the greatest rockers of all time. Instructor: Mr. Gerald Ziedenberg

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Beethoven: Tortured Titan Option #1 – NC4395 – Naples Center January 28 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4396 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 19 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tuesday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This lecture will address the complex relationship between a composer, his music, and his time. Beethoven achieved greatness despite being deaf, sickly, and financially challenged! We will examine Beethoven’s tortured childhood, his personality, relationships with women, his role as a surrogate father, and his immense contributions to music. Instructor: Mr. Lee Silvan

Vivaldi’s Venice – “A City of Music, Masks and Mischief”

$20 / $25

NC4397 – Naples Center – February 4 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Monday – 1.5 hours Dr. Tom Turicchi will present an exploration of Vivaldi’s home city of Venice. In the 1700s, Venice was one of the most magnificent cities in all Europe. To the British and northern Europeans, Venice was the “locus of decadent Italianate allure.” It was a city of music, splendid churches, palaces, beautiful theatres, and a lifestyle dedicated to hedonism. Carnevale went on for six months. Venetians were allowed to wear masks in public from the first week in October to Lent, adding mystery and intrigue to everyday life. We will integrate Venice in the early 1700s and samples of Vivaldi’s music, with the goal of enhancing your enjoyment of Vivaldi’s extraordinary gift and the unique wonder that was Venice. Instructor: Dr. Tom Turicchi

Understanding Classical Music Option #1 – AT4398 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 6 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – NC4399 – Naples Center February 15 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Friday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Concerts are magical experiences if you know how to listen. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to enjoy concerts, symphonies, concertos, overtures, sonatas, suites, and chamber music knowing what to listen for and understanding what is happening? Here’s a golden opportunity to have what composers “do” explained in simple, easy-to-understand, language and concepts. Don’t be intimidated by classical music anymore and learn to enjoy it! Instructor: Mr. Lee Silvan

Songs From the Stage and Screen

$64 / $79

AT4400 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesdays – 8 hours Participants may register for the series above (AT4400) or for any individual lectures below. “The American Musicals” on both stage and screen from the early years to 1949 – the composers, the lyricists, the choreographers, the dancers, the actors, and most of all, the singers and their songs. Instructor: Mr. Glenn Fraser

The Early Years – Broadway and Beyond

$24 / $29

AT4401 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 6 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesday – 2 hours We will explore the early influences on Broadway musicals from the first productions in America in the 1750s to 1919. In 1903, Victor Herbert’s “Babes in Toyland” appeared on Broadway and in the following year George M. Cohan introduced the song “Give My Regards to Broadway.” Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” gave us “I Love You So” (the Merry Widow Waltz) while Victor Herbert’s “Naughty Marietta” gave us “I’m Falling in Love With Someone.” Jerome Kern’s “They Didn’t Believe Me” and Sigmund Romberg’s “Auf Wiedersehen” are from this period. Vernon and Irene Castle set the stage for all future dance couples and Harry Fox gave the world the Foxtrot.

The Roaring Twenties

$24 / $29

AT4402 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 13 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesday – 2 hours The Roaring Twenties heralded an age of innovation and pleasure as “George White’s Scandals” and the “Ziegfeld Follies” competed with the “passing shows” of the decade. Jerome Kern’s “Good Morning Dearie” appeared in 1921. Rudolf Friml’s “Rose Marie” opened in 1924 as did Sigmund Romberg’s “The Student Prince.” Rudolf Friml returned to Broadway with “The Vagabond King.” George Gershwin’s “Oh! Kay” and Sigmund Romberg’s “The Desert Song” opened on Broadway just a few days apart; but the real showstoppers of the decade were Jerome Kern’s “Showboat” on stage and Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer” on screen.

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The Thirties – Stage and Film

$24 / $29

AT4403 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 20 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesday – 2 hours The thirties witnessed growing numbers of film musicals based on Broadway successes. Nelson Eddy and Janette MacDonald appeared in the 1930 film version of “The New Moon.” Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz brought “The Bank Wagon” to Broadway while George Gershwin’s “Of Thee I Sing” opened a few months later. Jerome Kern’s “Music In The Air” and Cole Porter’s “The Gay Divorcee” appeared a year later. Mae West sultrily sang “I’m No Angel” in the film of the same name and in the following year Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” opened on Broadway. The breakthrough of 1935 was George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” The Marx Brothers’ “A Night at the Opera” and “A Day at the Races” brought laughter to a Depression-weary world while Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced into the hearts of millions singing “Cheek To Cheek” in the film “Top Hat.”

The Forties – Off to War and Back

$24 / $29

AT4404 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 27 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesday – 2 hours World War II dominated the early forties. Irving Berlin’s “This is the Army” was just one of the many patriotic films in the U.S. Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart introduced the world to “Pal Joey” while Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland were the forever-children in the “Andy Hardy” films. “Holiday Inn” became a film classic while Rodgers and Hammerstein II’s “Oklahoma!” stole the stage. Two years later they returned with “Carousel.” Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg brought us “Finian’s Rainbow.” Allan Jay Learner and Frederick Loewe’s “Brigadoon” and Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate” followed. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” rounded out the decade.

The Great American Songbook Option #1 – AT4405 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 27 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – NC4406 – Naples Center March 13 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. A quick tour of America’s great songs and songwriters including works by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Burt Bacharach, and others. Includes recorded performances by Ella Fitzgerald, Maureen McGovern, and many others. Students will develop insight into song forms, lyrics, style, and also receive free copies of music for songs discussed in class. An ability to read music is not required. Instructor: Mr. Lee Silvan

Music and Life of George Gershwin Option #1 – NC4407 – Naples Center March 1 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Friday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4408 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 8 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Monday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. From his childhood as an immigrant in New York to his stardom in the golden years of Hollywood, Gershwin’s rise was meteoric and his premature death tragic. Learn about his important relationship with Paul Whiteman, his opera Porgy and Bess, and the contributions of his brother Ira. Instructor: Mr. Lee Silvan

The Birth of Jazz

$49 / $58

NC4409 – Naples Center – March 22, 29, April 5 at 10am – 11:30am, Fridays – 4.5 hours A multi-media look at the early days of “Jass” music from New Orleans to Chicago to east and west coast sounds. Explore the birth of jazz in the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Joe Oliver, Bix Beiderbeck, and more. We’ll look at the first few decades of jazz, up to and including the Bebop era via early sound recordings and some of the first films featuring this unique American art form that’s now known and performed the world over. Instructor: Dr. Michael Morgan

The Roots of American Pop Music

$49 / $58

AT4410 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 28, April 4, 11 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursdays – 4.5 hours Is the pop music of the 21st century as modern as we might think? Explore the roots of American pop music, tracing the intertwining pathways of country, rhythm and blues, rap, and rock back through the past five centuries. Combining live performance with historic recordings and video, we’ll bring to life the music of Native American, African and European folk musicians as they created entirely new and distinctly American musical forms that are now recognized and performed around the world. Instructor: Dr. Michael Morgan

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PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO EDITING Getting the Most From Your Compact Digital Camera Option #1 – NC4411 – Naples January 31 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thur

$34 / $39

Option #2 – AT4412 – Atrium February 14 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thur

Option #3 – NC4413 – Naples March 5 at 9:30am – 12:30pm, Tue

Choose one of the course options above. Everyone owns a camera, and if you are like most people, you can turn it on and press the shutter, and that’s about it. Perplexed by all those strange symbols? Afraid to touch a button or worse yet, touch one by accident and can’t undo what you’ve just done? Don’t be embarrassed! Gain control of your compact camera in this easy-to-understand class. In this lecture-style class you’ll learn what all those buttons do, when to use them, how to use them, and why to use them. Impress your family, friends, and yourself by making the camera do what you want it to do! Instructor: Mr. Frank Berna

Digital Photography Boot Camp

$54 / $63

Option #1 – NC4414 – Naples Center – 6 hours February 4, 11, 18 at 10am – 12pm, Mondays Option #3 – AT4416 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – 6 hours February 25, March 4, 11 at 10am – 12pm, Mondays

Option #2 – NC4415 – Naples – 6 hours February 22, March 1, 8 at 10am – 12pm, Fridays Option #4 – AT4417 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – 6 hours March 18, 25, April 1 at 10am – 12pm, Mondays

Choose one of the course options above. This series covers both the science and the art of digital photography.  The first session is devoted to how a digital camera works, what to look for when buying or upgrading a digital camera, and how to take pictures. The second session will cover techniques for taking great photos.  This will include the principals of composition, as well as tips and secrets of professionals. Finally, you’ll learn how to get the photos out of the camera and onto paper, the Internet and into email. Instructor: Mr. Jim Sernovitz

Editing Digital Photos with Photoshop Elements 10 Option #1 – NC4418 – Naples Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

$90 / $105

Option #2 – AT4419 – Atrium Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Option #3 – NC4420 – Naples Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10am – 12pm

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants with a working knowledge of computers. In this hands-on class, basic and intermediate Photoshop Elements techniques are explored. Topics will include RAW conversion, rotating photographs, layers, straightening horizons, color adjustments, removing or minimizing wrinkles and blemishes, adding or eliminating items from a scene, changing the color of a particular object in a scene, changing from color to black and white or sepia, moving parts of one picture to another picture, and adding text. Instructor: Mr. Frank Berna

Creating Custom Photo Books Option #1 – NC4421 – Naples Feb 6 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Wed

$45 / $55 Option #2 – AT4422 – Atrium Feb 20 at 9:30am – 12:30pm, Wed

Option #4 – NC4424 – Naples Center March 20 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Wednesday – 3 hours

Option #3 – NC4423 – Naples Feb 27 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Wed

Option #5 – AT4425 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 27 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Wednesday – 3 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants with a working knowledge of computers. Custom photo books are all the rage! For a fraction of the cost of a regular photo album, you can make a real hardcover photo picture book with your images printed on high quality paper. These books look great on your coffee table or make great gifts. This hands-on class will walk you through all phases of making your own book from initial concept and image gathering, photo editing, layout, adding text and captions, to final production. This class does not include the book itself, but teaches you how to use one of the leading online photo book systems. Once learned, this knowledge will let you easily create your own photo books on almost any online service. Instructor: Mr. Jim Sernovitz

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Organizing and Editing Your Photos Using Picasa Option #1 – NC4426 – Naples Center February 19 at 2pm – 4pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

$34 / $39 Option #2 – AT4427 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 28 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants with a working knowledge of computers. One of the most basic questions in digital photography is: “Where are my pictures when I download them, and how do I keep them organized?” This class is designed to answer both questions, using Picasa, a FREE program for BOTH Windows and Apple users, to help you find and keep your digital images in an organized and easily accessible manner. Picasa also has basic editing capabilities to improve your images, or just have some fun with them. This is a great entry-level course for someone who wants to get the most out of their digital photography experience. Instructor: Mr. Frank Berna

Photographic Composition

$34 / $39

Option #1 – AT4428 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 21 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Thursday – 3 hours

Option #2 – NC4429 – Naples Center March 6 at 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Wednesday – 3 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Photography is a very subjective endeavor. There are no hard-and-fast rules to follow that assure your picture will be, well, “picture perfect.” However, there are a number of compositional guidelines that can be applied to virtually any scene which will enhance its impact. Understanding these principles will help you to capture more compelling images, turning your snapshots into works of art. Instructor: Mr. Frank Berna

Nature and Wildlife Photography Option #1 – NC4430 – Naples Center February 27 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

$24 / $29 Option #2 – AT4431 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 13 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Great nature photography is a combination of science, art and “tricks of the trade.”  This singlesession class will cover the: Science – the equipment and how to use it; Art – making the beautiful photo something viewers want to see, not something in a biology textbook; and “Tricks of the Trade” – simple techniques the  pros use to capture those great nature and wildlife photos you see in books and magazines. Instructor: Mr. Jim Sernovitz

Photoshop Elements 10: Organizing and Creating Photo Publications

$99 / $120

NC4432 – Naples Center – March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 2pm – 4pm, Fridays – 10 hours Enrollment is limited to 15 participants with a working knowledge of computers. Learn to easily and artfully make family and travel scene scrapbooks, slideshows with music, digital photo books, photo greeting cards, photo calendars, photo collages and photo stamps from your digital photos or images scanned from old prints. Learn to organize, store, process and catalog your images for easy retrieval and emailing using Photoshop Elements Organizer. Instructor: Mr. John Goodlet

Creative Photo Editing Techniques

$90 / $105

NC4433 – Naples Center – March 5, 7, 12, 14 at 2pm – 4pm, Tuesdays/Thursdays – 8 hours Enrollment is limited to 15 participants with a working knowledge of computers. This class is for photographers whose aim it is to impress viewers with well-articulated artistic expressions and a high level of technical image quality. Students will learn creative uses of the editing tools in Photoshop CS (PSCS) and Photoshop Elements (PSE), including Curves, Layers, Masks, Blending Modes, Channels (CS only), HDR Toning, Adobe Camera RAW, B&W conversion and many others. Illustrations of the techniques will be done in PSCS 6, but most of the techniques covered are equally applicable in PSE. Some prior photo editing experience is assumed. Instructor: Mr. Robert Kenedi

Understanding Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras Option #1 – NC4434 – Naples Center March 19, 26 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesdays – 4 hours

$39 / $44 Option #2 – AT4435 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 20, 27 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. For those wanting to explore their creative side with digital photography, nothing compares to the choices available with a single reflex camera. But learning the myriad of alternatives can be daunting. This course is designed to make sense of these options: how, when, and why to use them. Topics will include understanding exposure, white balance, file formats, better flash photography, focus and shooting options. Instructor: Mr. Frank Berna

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PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY Find Your Psychological Defenses

$59 / $74

NC4436 – Naples Center – January 30, February 6, 13, 20 at 6:30pm – 8pm, Wednesdays – 6 hours What your psychological defenses are; ways they fail you; how they inhabit your life; and what you can do about it. Each session will include a discussion of reading materials pre-distributed by email. Instructor: Dr. Jim Crouse

Why We Act the Way We Do – Secrets of Evolutionary Psychology Option #1 – BR4437 – Brooks Commons Club (Bonita) February 8 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Friday – 2 hours

$24 / $29

Option #2 – CY4438– Cypress Cove (South Ft. Myers) February 11 at 2pm – 4pm, Monday – 2 hours

Option #3 – NC4439 – Naples Center March 1 at 10am – 12pm, Friday – 2 hours

Option #4 – AT4440– Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 5 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Discover what the new science of evolutionary psychology teaches us about understanding behavior, from choosing a mate to leadership and business success. Learn to predict other people’s behavior. Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

The Mind of a Psychopath Option #1 – BR4441 – Brooks Feb 22 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Friday

$24 / $29 Option #2 – NC4442 – Naples Mar 1 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Friday

Option #3 – AT4443 – Atrium Apr 11 at 10am – 12pm, Thursday

Choose one of the course options above. Find out what the term we often use really means. We will discuss the many different types of psychopaths, how to recognize one and predict his/her behavior, and famous psychopaths in history from Roman emperors to Hitler and Stalin. Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

Understanding the Generation Gap – Spanning the Decades

$34 / $39

NC4444 – Naples Center – March 4, 11 at 10am – 11:30am, Mondays – 3 hours Many grandparents and parents of adult children are experiencing angry confrontations between generations. A frustrating lack of communication can be experienced in a generation gap. Learn about the generation gap of today and explore the differences in the work ethic, respect for others, moral values, political values, and their attitudes toward other races and different groups of people. Learn guidelines for bridging this gap and living in a more harmonious space and time. Instructor: Mrs. Suzanne Herrmann

Grand-Parenting and Grand-Children’s Development: Is it Too Late to Raise Them Properly? $54 / $63 Option #1 – NC4445 – Naples Center March 7, 14, 21 at 10am – 12pm, Thursdays – 6 hours

Option #2 – AT4446 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 12, 19, 26 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesdays – 6 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This course will give an understanding and application of the principles of developmental psychologist, Lev Vygotsky and how to use them when grand-parenting to facilitate a child’s or teenager’s cognitive, emotional, and social development. Instructor: Dr. Michael Confusione

Protecting Our Children: Risks Now and Then (When YOU Were a Kid!)

$54 / $63

NC4447 – Naples Center – March 12, 19, 26 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesdays – 6 hours How will they ever get “raised right?” Research demonstrates protective factors needed by today’s young people. Through highly engaging activities, participants will contrast their own youth to the challenges facing today’s youth. Family? Community? School? Risks? We will cover it all! Instructor: Mrs. BJ McConnell

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Body Language and Lying: How Gestures Reveal Attitudes and Betray the Hidden

$39 / $44

AT4448 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 18, 25 at 10am – 12pm, Mondays – 4 hours When with others, we gesture, smile, frown, grimace, meet the eyes of others or avoid them, scratch our neck, touch our nose, play with our hair, pull on our ear, cross our legs or arms. We do all that and more, and so do other people. But is all that random or does it have meanings and reflect attitudes? This course will attempt to answer that question. Specifically, it will concentrate on body language that betrays concealing the truth and body language that indicates suspicion and distrust. Instructor: Dr. Jelena Gill

Verbal Martial Arts

$39 / $44

Option #1 – NC4449 – Naples Center March 20, 27 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesdays – 4 hours

Option #2 – AT4450– Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 2, 9 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesdays – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Learn how to respond to verbal attacks, win arguments, and negotiate successfully using “sleight of mouth” techniques. Understand how logic and reasoning are used and abused. Understand the difference between male and female logic and how to deal with both. Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

Upstairs, Downstairs Psychology Option #1 – NC4451 – Naples Center March 22, 29 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Fridays – 4 hours

$39 / $44 Option #2 – AT4452– Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 5, 12 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Fridays – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Are you a fan of the addictive British television series, “Upstairs, Downstairs”? If so, you will love this class. Discuss the book “Below Stairs,” the memoir that inspired “Upstairs, Downstairs and Downtown Abbey.” Understand the shared psychological threads that bind these two vastly different worlds together and yet guarantee they remain separate and far apart. Instructor: Dr. Martha Bireda

Are You a Classist?

$39 / $44

Option #1 – NC4453 – Naples Center April 2, 9 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesdays – 4 hours

Option #2 – AT4454– Atrium (Ft. Myers) April 16, 23 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesdays – 4 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Class or at least the “middle class” was one of the most talked about subjects during the recent Presidential campaign. What do you really know about the American class system and class related issues? Are you a classist? Join the fun with games, exercises, and lively discussion focusing on class and classism. Instructor: Dr. Martha Bireda

RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY Biblical Soap Operas From Adam to Zipporah (Part I)

$64 / $79

AT4455 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – January 29, February 5, 12, 19 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesdays – 8 hours Participants may register for the series above (AT4455) or for any individual lectures below. From the first pages of the Bible, people have lived lives overflowing with as much hatred and torment as the soap operas we watch on television and in the daily newspapers that we read. The Bible offers more than doctrinal concepts and idealistic standards by which to live our lives. The Bible offers glimpses into human relationships--some functional, most dysfunctional. We will examine stories from the Old Testament and we will discover how much we resemble these Biblical ancestors who clearly ignored The Golden Rule Principles to “love one another as ourselves,” and “to do unto others as we would have done unto ourselves!” Instructor: Dr. Susan J. Shaw

Biblical Soap Operas and Their Settings / Odd Couple: Adam and Eve

$24 / $29

AT4456 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – January 29 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

Favored Child: Cain and Abel / Jealous Spouse: Sarah and Hagar

$24 / $29

AT4457 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 5 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

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Blessed Son: Isaac and Ishmael / Inheritance: Jacob and Esau

$24 / $29

AT4458 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 12 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

Hostile Sisters: Leah and Rachel / Outraged Family: Simeon and Levi

$24 / $29

AT4459 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 19 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

Biblical Soap Operas From Adam to Zipporah (Part II)

$64 / $79

AT4460 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 13, 20, 27, April 3 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays – 8 hours Participants may register for the series above (AT4460) or for any individual lectures below. From the first pages of the Bible, people have lived lives overflowing with as much hatred and torment as the soap operas we watch on television and in the daily newspapers that we read. The Bible offers more than doctrinal concepts and idealistic standards by which to live our lives. The Bible offers glimpses into human relationships--some functional, most dysfunctional. We will examine stories from the Old Testament and we will discover how much we resemble these Biblical ancestors who clearly ignored The Golden Rule Principles to “love one another as ourselves,” and “to do unto others as we would have done unto ourselves!” Instructor: Dr. Susan J. Shaw

The Betrayed Brother / The Spiteful Employer

$24 / $29

AT4461 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 13 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

The Chosen People / The Sanctified Sibling

$24 / $29

AT4462 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 20 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

The Maligned King / The Majestic Adulterer

$24 / $29

AT4463 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 27 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

The Conspiratorial Cousins / The Lying Lovers / The Golden Rule Principles

$24 / $29

AT4464 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 3 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

Impact of Religion on Modern Life Option #1 – NC4465 – Naples Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21 at 10am – 12pm, Thurs – 8 hours

$64 / $79 Option #2 – AT4466 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tues – 8 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Students will be introduced to the ways in which religious ideas and concepts have influenced all aspects of human endeavor. Students will be exposed to social, political, historical, cultural, and personal examples of the religious underpinnings of human behavior and how those underpinning have colored human history. Examples will be provided of how religious ideologies have inserted themselves into everyday human existence. Instructor: Dr. Susan J. Shaw

A Course on Islam: Understanding Islam as a Religion and a Way of Life Option #1 – AT4467 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10am – 12pm, Mons, 8 hours

$64 / $79

Option #2 – NC4468 – Naples Center February 5, 12, 19,26 at 2pm – 4pm, Tues – 8 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Participants may register for the series above (AT4467 or NC4468) or for any individual lectures below. Islam as a belief system, a way of life and its relation with other religions is the focus of this Course. You will learn about The Ideological Foundation of Islam, Sources of Legislation, The meaning and objectives of the Shariah, The Application of Islam in Daily Life, The Prophets in The Quran, Jesus (PBUH) and Mary in Islam, Status of Women, Islam and Science / Research, Shia and Sunni Sects, Holy War, Terrorism, Just War, Preemptive War, Preventive War, Jihad and Peace, Democracy, American Muslims and The 9/11 Commission Report, and much more. Video presentations may include ABC News Nightline “The Hajj,” PBS “Islam Empire of Faith” or “Muhammad, Legacy of a Prophet.” Instructor: Dr. Ahmed Elrefai Register online at http://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu or call 239-425-3272 / 239-434-4737

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The Religion of Islam

$24 / $29

Option #1 – AT4469 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 4 at 10am – 12pm, Mon – 2 hours

Option #2 – NC4470 – Naples Center February 5 at 2pm – 4pm, Tue – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This lecture will cover the fundamental articles of faith in Islam; sources of legislation; the meaning and objectives of the Shariah; freedom of religion, and view of Apostasy, followed by a discussion.

Islamic Civilization and Democracy in Islam Option #1 – AT4471 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 11 at 10am – 12pm, Mon – 2 hours

$24 / $29 Option #2 – NC4472 – Naples Center February 12 at 2pm – 4pm, Tue – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This lecture will cover Islamic Civilization; democracy in Islam; the Arab Spring and the impact of Islam on the implementation of democracy, followed by discussion.

Women in Islam

$24 / $29

Option #1 – AT4473 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 18 at 10am – 12pm, Mon – 2 hours

Option #2 – NC4474 – Naples Center February 19 at 2pm – 4pm, Tue – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This lecture will cover the status of women in Islam family life, marriage, divorce, polygamy, inheritance, adoption, abortion, and stem cell research, followed by discussion.

Islam and Other Religions and the Concept of War in Islam Option #1 – AT4475 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 25 at 10am – 12pm, Mon – 2 hours

$24 / $29

Option #2 – NC4476 – Naples Center February 26 at 2pm – 4pm, Tue – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. This lecture will cover Shia and Sunni sects, Islam and other religions, concept of war, holy war, just war, preemptive war, preventive war, terrorism, Jihad, and peace, followed by discussion.

Introduction to Theosophy

$20 / $25

AT4477 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 22 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Friday – 1.5 hours Have you ever wondered why we are here? What’s it all for? What happens to us after we die? Why does it appear that some people experience unmerited suffering, while others do not? For over 100 years, Theosophists have been seeking answers to these questions. This program will explore these questions and others by looking at such perennial concepts as karma, life after death, conscious evolution, and self-transformation. Instructor: Ms. Karen Schweizer

Eastern Religions

$64 / $79

NC4478 – Naples Center – February 28, March 7, 14, 21 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursdays – 8 hours Participants will be introduced to a social and religious history of two of the major eastern world religions: Hinduism and Buddhism. The two religious systems will be explored both for commonalities and diversities within the core of each religious system. An examination of cultures mandates the study of diversity (there are many religions), as well as unity (fundamental spiritual principles are shared by many religions as to whether or not god(s) exist(s). This study will examine and explore the topic from the perspectives of history, psychology, philosophy, theology, sociology, and culture. Instructor: Dr. Susan J. Shaw

Life After Life

$49 / $58

AT4479 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 19, 26, April 2 at 10am – 11:30am, Tuesdays – 4.5 hours Participants may register for the series (AT4479) or for any individual lectures below. Join us for this fascinating series which will explore the topics of near-death experiences, past lives, and reincarnation. Instructor: Dr. Walter Kania

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The Near-Death Experience

$20 / $25

AT4480 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 19 at 10am – 11:30am, Tuesday – 1.5 hours In 1975 Dr. Raymond Moody, a psychiatrist, published his first book on the near-death or clinical-death experience. It was entitled Life After Life. This phenomenon has occurred in all ages and in all cultures. His book became the catalyst that freed people to report and discuss their real-life experience without the attendant fear of scorn, reprisal, or condemnation. It also began an explosion of neurological and other research intended to discover the cause and validity of such experiences. What are the common factors of the near-death experience? What, if anything do they tell us about life after death? Hear the stories of those who have had the experience.

Past Life Regression

$20 / $25

AT4481 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 26 at 10am – 11:30am, Tuesday – 1.5 hours A bio-chemically oriented psychiatrist (Dr. Brian Weiss) abandons his medical model and medication in order to attempt to cure a patient suffering chronic anxiety and disturbing nightmares. Frustrated by his lack of success with traditional psychiatric treatment, Dr. Weiss finally resorts to hypnosis in a futile, last-ditch effort to make some progress. What emerged was a totally unexpected cure, a life change, and messages from another realm. What also emerged was the book entitled Many Lives, Many Masters. In our session we will trace the journey and experience of Dr. Weiss.

Reincarnation

$20 / $25

AT4482 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 2 at 10am – 11:30am, Tuesday – 1.5 hours Does the physical body constitute the entire essence of who we are? Was there life before life? Is there life beyond life? Most mystical traditions, ancient and present cultures have an answer different from Western society. Is the soul or spirit a reality? If life leaves the body where does it go? Why was it here in the first place? What research evidence exists? While the field of Psychology focuses on individual human behavior or personality, the word “psychology” literally means “study or knowledge of the soul.” We will review the issues and after examining the evidence, you can make your own decision!

The Religions of China: Is There Room for God? Option #1 – AT4483 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 26 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

$24 / $29 Option #2 – NC4484 – Naples Center April 2 at 10am – 12pm, Tuesday – 2 hours

Choose one of the course options above. There are only five legal and recognized religions in China today! Why? Can religion and philosophies exist under communist rule? This lecture will answer those questions in detail. The origins of Chinese religious philosophy, its leaders, and the influence of religion on the Chinese people will be provided. Reviews of Taoism, Meng-tzu, Christianity, Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Islam, Falun-gong, Falun-dafa, and ancient practices will also be highlighted. Instructor: Mr. Lyle Bultman

RENAISSANCE ACADEMY SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE LECTURE PROGRAM Join Dr. Steven Derfler, Professor of Art History and Archaeology, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, as the Academy’s 2013 Scholar in Residence, as he offers an insightful and fascinating look at the ancient Egyptian civilization. In a second lecture series entitled, “Rediscovering our Religious Roots: The Children of Abraham,” Dr. Derfler examines the roots of the three religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Join us for one or both series!

Ancient Egypt: Glory of the Pharaohs

$54 / $63

NC4485 – Naples Center – January 23, 24, 25 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday/Thursday/Friday – 6 hours Participants may register for the series above (NC4485) or any individual lecture listed below. Perhaps no other civilization has so thoroughly captured the hearts and minds of the western world as that of the Ancient Egyptians. As humankind emerged from its early “adolescence” on the road to civilized “adulthood”, Ancient Egyptian culture and society was there to lead the way. This ancient land became the known world’s leader in art and architecture, science and industry, religion and philosophy. Explore how all of this was rediscovered in the 19th and 20th Centuries, millennia after her star had faded. Instructor: Dr. Steven Derfler

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Forward into the Past: The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt

$24 / $29

NC4486 – Naples Center – January 23 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesday – 2 hours Explore the explorers of Ancient Egypt- Belzoni, Champollion, Flinders-Petrie, as they revive the dead civilization by cracking the code of the Pharaohs nationalists.

Architecture and Real Estate: Location, Location, Location

$24 / $29

NC4487 – Naples Center – January 24 at 10am – 12pm, Thursday – 2 hours The Old Kingdom (III-VI Dynasties, 2700-2300 BC) saw the rise in monumental funerary architecture; designed as tributes to the deceased. Trace the development of pyramid technology from Saqqara to Meidum to Giza.

Architecture and Real Estate Part 2: A Shift in Policy

$24 / $29

NC4488 – Naples Center – January 25 at 10am – 12pm, Friday – 2 hours By the time of the New Kingdom (XVIII-XX Dynasties, 1550-1000 BC), the next world was opened up to anyone who has the sufficient coin of the realm to purchase a tomb. Mortuary temples and tomb complexes replaced the pyramid as the gateway to the underworld.

Rediscovering our Religious Roots: The Children of Abraham

$54 / $63

NC4489 – Naples Center – January 23, 24, 25 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesday/Thursday/Friday – 6 hours Participants may register for the series (NC4489) or any individual lecture listed below. Besides the spiritual message found in the biblical text, the narrative that delves into the history, geography, society, and politics of this ancient land sometimes is vague and incomplete. The archaeological research of the past 150 years puts “flesh onto the bones” of the biblical narrative giving us a better glimpse of the past. Survey the religions that arise from Western tradition and thought – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each of these beliefs has sacred texts, dogmas, rituals, and symbols that are often starkly different from one another, yet share a common heritage. Explore the bases of these faiths, and gain a new understanding about how humans demonstrate what it means to be religious. Instructor: Dr. Steven Derfler

Judaism

$20 / $25

NC4490 – Naples Center – January 23 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesday – 2 hours

Christianity

$20 / $25

NC4491 – Naples Center – January 24 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday – 2 hours

Islam

$20 / $25

NC4492 – Naples Center – January 25 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Friday – 2 hours

SCIENCE & MEDICINE The Brain Fitness Café: Memory Strategies and Brain Fitness Option #1 – CY4493 – Cypress Cove Jan 14, 21, 28 at 2pm – 3:30pm

Option #2 – NC4494 – Naples Jan 15, 22, 29 at 2pm – 3:30pm

$49 / $58 Option #3 – AT4495 – Atrium Feb 15, 27, Mar 6 at 10am – 11:30am

Choose one of the course options above. Participants may register for the series above (CY4493, NC4494 or AT4495) or for any individual lectures below. Get ready to get brain fit! The Brain Fitness Café is a virtual “gym” to exercise your brain. Empower yourself to be educated, encouraged, engaged, find enjoyment, and ease your concerns when it comes to improving brain function. Take the plunge! Instructor: Ms. Cindi Ryerson

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Memory Strategies Opt #1 – CY4496 – Cypress Cove Jan 14 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Mon

$20 / $25 Opt #2 – NC4497 - Naples Jan 15 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Tue

Opt #3 – AT4498 – Atrium Feb 15 at 10am – 11:30am, Fri

Choose one of the course options above. This overview of how our brain functions, how to stay brain fit and strategies to assist with memory in everyday life is a great starting point to any brain fitness program. This power point presentation and handouts will give the learner the tools he or she needs to begin the process of coping with an aging mind but working towards optimum brain health. Learn how you can tap into six cognitive domains and build cognitive reserve that will help ward off the potential of Alzheimer’s and dementia in your lifetime.

Memory Challenges Opt #1 – CY4499 – Cypress Cove Jan 21 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Mon

$20 / $25 Opt #2 – NC4500 - Naples Jan 22 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Tue

Opt #3 – AT4501 – Atrium Feb 27 at 10am – 11:30am, Wed

Choose one of the course options above. We talk at length about challenging our minds and pushing our limits with brain games. Now it’s time to walk the talk. We will begin with challenging brain games and mental puzzles such as the N Back Game and Pile Puzzler that will work all the different levels of your mind, especially the areas that have been dormant for years. Make challenging your brain a habit. Remember, anytime you take your brain cells in a new, fresh, and challenging direction you are doing yourself an absolute world of good. This program is interactive and will help challenge your brain.

Brain Bashing Puzzles Opt #1 – CY4502 – Cypress Cove Jan 28 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Mon

$20 / $25 Opt #2 – NC4503 - Naples Jan 29 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Tue

Opt #3 – AT4504 – Atrium Mar 6 at 10am – 11:30am, Wed

Choose one of the course options above. Let us help you challenge your brain with these Brain Basher Puzzles. Join us as we travel to Brain Boot Camp in order to boost your IQ and sharpen your memory. At the end of our program you’ll discover your memory is noticeably sharper and your mind more agile. For example, are 1997 nickels worth more than 1992 nickels? To come up with the correct answer, you must learn to think outside the box which is exactly what this program will teach you. The puzzles are organized in levels from easy to difficult so you can increase the intensity of your mental workout as we progress through the program.

Resolving the Mysteries of Famous Fractures Option #1 – NC4505 – Naples Center January 23, 30 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesdays – 3 hours

$34 / $39 Option #2 – BR4506 – Brooks Commons Club (Bonita) April 17, 24 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesdays – 3 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Why do bridges collapse, ships break in two, planes fall from the sky, and bones break? Is it due to poor design, inferior materials, inadequate maintenance, aging, human error, or all of the above? Such mechanical catastrophes along with everyday household fractures are discussed and their causes illuminated in the context of understandable scientific principle. In addition, the history and cracking of the Liberty Bell is traced from British bell founder to American craftsmen. Finally, the class will participate in a discussion of an actual service failure that is bound to amaze and amuse all. Don’t worry that the course will be too technical, it has been designed for the non-engineer and will keep you fascinated from start to finish. Instructor: Dr. Richard Hertzberg

Memory Boot Camp

$20 / $25

NC4507 – Naples Center – January 30 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesday – 1.5 hours Spending too much time looking for your keys? Do names escape you? Having trouble finding the word you want? How often do we hear others share their frustration with these common memory pitfalls? Have you experienced changes in your own memory? Dr. Beckwith will give you effective, easy to use, and practical techniques to improve your memory and function more effectively. Instructor: Dr. Bill Beckwith

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America’s Health Care Crisis: The Cause & Cure

$20 / $25

AT4508 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 7 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours Dr. Strube presents the reasons for the failure of our health care system to deliver quality, cost effective medical goods and services and explains the dysfunctional structure of our health care financing system and provider reimbursement methodology. The attendee will gain insight regarding the need for reform of our medical education, training, delivery and financing systems, and understand a vision of a future where quality care is delivered at half the cost. Instructor: Dr. Robert H. Strube

The Evolution of Modern Medicine

$64 / $79

NC4509 – Naples Center – February 20, 27, March 6, 13 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesdays – 8 hours The Evolution of Modern Medicine begins with ancient medicine and progresses through Greek, Roman and Byzantine history connecting the dots leading to medieval Arabic ascendency and the saving of the western canon. With Renaissance acceptance of dissection, the course and vector of modern western medicine evolves and the connections lead to Paré, Harvey, Hunter, Osler and the other giants who have defined medicine as we now know it. The end connects all the dots that have made possible pacemakers, bypass surgery, transplants, joint replacements, cataract operations, and other miracles we now enjoy. Suggested but not required: “Tincture of Time: A Concise History of Medicine” written by the instructor. Instructor: Dr. A.R. Colón

The Latest Research and Findings on Alzheimer’s and Dementia

$20 / $25

NC4510 – Naples Center – February 28 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours Join a leading neuropsychologist as he discusses the latest findings for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Are we making any progress in the war against these tragic ailments? The answers may surprise you. Instructor: Dr. Bill Beckwith

Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo: Men of Science and the Stars

$39 / $44

AT4511 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 4, 11 at 10am – 12pm, Mondays – 4 hours This lecture presentation offers a historical survey of the scientific, philosophical, and theological issues involved in the development of planetary astronomy during the 16th and 17th centuries, ending with a discussion of the “Trial of Galileo.” Instructor: Dr. Sal Anastasio

Introduction to Astronomy: What’s Up there and Where Did It All Come From?

$59 / $74

NC4512 – Naples Center – March 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10am – 11:30am, Tuesdays – 6 hours For millions of years humans have sought to understand the mechanics of the heavens and how they influence our earth, our behavior, and our destiny. This course will present an historical background of astronomy citing contributions from famous astronomers and astrophysicists. Learn the basic categories of planets, stars, and unformed bodies and how they will mature and sometimes expire. The solar system will be discussed along with star constellations. The course will cover the tools of astronomy and, for those interested in becoming an amateur astronomer, how to purchase a telescope. Instructor: Dr. Jon C. Woodyard

Non-Progressive Mild Cognitive Impairment: Why Some Don’t Decline as Predicted

$34 / $39

NC4513 – Naples Center – March 7, 14 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursdays – 3 hours Follow-up studies find that nearly half of the individuals diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) do not progress to dementia as anticipated. More surprisingly, one in seven was no longer impaired. Though there is no shortage of testable theories, little effort has been made by neuroscientists to understand why some with MCI do not decline further. My presentation, based on longitudinal research and case studies, will consider lifestyle and other factors that may have contributed to non-progressive MCI. Instructor: Dr. Douglas Powell

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Get to Know Your Brain and How You Think Option #1 – NC4514 – Naples Mar 19, 26, Apr 2 at 1:30pm – 3pm

$49 / $58

Option #2 – AT4515 – Atrium Apr 3, 10, 17 at 1:30pm – 3pm

Option #3 – BR4516 – Brooks Apr 4, 9, 18 at 10am – 11:30am

Choose one of the course options above. Participants may register for the series above (NC4514, AT4515 or BR4516) or for any individual lectures below. Explore short term memory, creative problem solving, and spatial thinking in this exploration of the mind and how it works. Instructor: Ms. Cindi Ryerson

Memory Think Tank Opt #1 – NC4517 – Naples Mar 19 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tue

$20 / $25 Opt #2 – AT4518 - Atrium Apr 3 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wed

Opt #3 – BR4519 – Brooks Apr 4 at 10am – 11:30am, Thur

Choose one of the course options above. Get to know your brain, how you think and why we have senior moments. Learn about the four types of forgetting and how we can move information from our short term memory into our long term memory. This power point presentation and handouts will give the learner several tips for better brain fitness.

Creative Problem Solving Opt #1 – NC4520 – Naples Mar 26 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tue

$20 / $25 Opt #2 – AT4521 - Atrium Apr 10 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wed

Opt #3 – BR4522 – Brooks Apr 9 at 10am – 11:30am, Tue

Choose one of the course options above. Creative problem solving is not just about getting the right answers. It’s about sharpening your mind to think logically. The human brain thrives on learning and experiencing new things. If something is routine or too easy, our brains are essentially operating on autopilot, which does little to boost our cerebral strength. By exposing ourselves to new activities, we are keeping our brains sharp and focused. Our class will include working with matchsticks and toothpicks in order to come up with the solution for the given problem.

Spatial Thinking Opt #1 – NC4523 – Naples Apr 2 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Tue

$20 / $25 Opt #2 – AT4524 - Atrium Apr 17 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wed

Opt #3 – BR4525 – Brooks Apr 18 at 10am – 11:30am, Thur

Choose one of the course options above. Spatial thinking involves problem solving and pattern prediction involving objects in their spatial orientation. These spatial thinking activities will greatly increase your perception and recall abilities. For example, strong spatial thinkers always turn in the right direction when leaving buildings and never have trouble locating their cars in parking lots. Our carefully designed spatial thinking puzzles and hands-on games will not only strengthen your overall perception and memory abilities, but are a lot of fun to solve!

Fascinating History of Climate Change

$24 / $29

AT4526 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – April 11 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday – 2 hours Separate science from myth, learn how climate change affected human history, famous climate scientists and their discoveries, effect of solar cycles on human behavior and many more fascinating facts. Instructor: Dr. Alex Crandall

Babies are Smarter than You Think! Perceptual Expertise Begins in Infancy!

FREE

NC4527 – Naples Center – May 11 at 10am – 11:30am, Saturday – 1.5 hours This lecture is jointly sponsored by the Renaissance Academy and the Vision Sciences Society. Contrary to conventional wisdom, infants are not passive, naïve observers. Aided by prenatally acquired perceptual abilities, starting at birth infants begin to interact with their world. As they grow, they rapidly learn about the faces, voices, speech, and language in their native environment. By their first birthday, infants become perceptual experts but, paradoxically, only for native faces, voices, speech, and language. This lecture will show how the knowledge that we acquire as infants not only facilitates but also hinders our interactions with our world for the rest of our lives. Instructor: Dr. David J. Lewkowicz

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TRAVEL ABROAD Since 2002, the Renaissance Academy has sponsored more than 23 high-end, intimately-sized, concierge-style excursions abroad. Through unique, custom itineraries, participants have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom, to visit historic and cultural sites with outstanding local guides, to experience another culture – its customs, cuisine, language and history – and to delight in conversation and laughter with fellow travelers who share a love of learning and a sense of adventure. Our excursions generally include accommodations in four/five star hotels; most meals and gratuities; private English-speaking guides; deluxe motor coach transportation; and all entrance fees. Register online at https://registerRA.fgcu.edu to receive complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms or call 239425-3272. Our exclusive excursions are each limited to 24 travelers.

Legendary Turkey & the Turquoise Coast

From $4,392 per person (Land, Air & Cruise)

SP3039 – September 5 – 19, 2013 – 15 days Turkey–where Europe and Asia meet to form “the cradle of civilization” – is yours to discover. Begin in Istanbul, Turkey’s cultural and spiritual heart. The city astonishes with its legendary Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, and Topkapi Palace, one of the world’s richest museums. Travel south to the WWI battlefield of Gallipoli, ferry across the Dardanelles to Troy, and explore the wealth of Greco-Roman ruins at ancient Pergamum. Spend a day at Turkey’s classical city of Ephesus. Among its treasures are the grand Library of Celsus and a 25,000-seat amphitheater. Enjoy lunch in a local village before boarding a privately chartered gulet yacht. For four splendid days, cruise the exquisite Turquoise Coast, relaxing and discovering hidden sights, quaint fishing villages, and remote ruins. End your journey in the seaside resort Antalya, with a side trip to ancient Perge. There is an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension to Cappadocia and Ankara, Turkey’s capital.

Invitation to Tuscany

$3,295 per person (Land Only)

SP3042 – September 7 – 15, 2013 – 8 days Tuscany’s vineyards, olive groves, and soaring cypress trees provide a setting that soothes the soul, delights the eye, and raises the spirit. Medieval towns and villages, hilltop castles, and ancient farmsteads dotting the landscape await discovery in the most welcoming of climates. The cultural, artistic, and architectural treasures of Florence, Siena, Lucca, Certaldo, Bologna, and San Gimignano will all be explored. This Tuscany excursion includes seven nights in a four-star Tuscan villa; most meals (lunches and dinners with wine); private English-speaking tour guides; art history and wine lessons; deluxe motor coach transportation; all entrance fees, and a farewell feast at the private castle of Santa Maria Novella set amidst the Tuscan countryside.

Paradores & Pousadas: Historic Lodgings of Spain & Portugal

From $4,834 pp (Land & Air)

SP3040 – September 16 – 30, 2013 – 15 days Stay in distinctive lodgings and experience the rich history of Portugal and Spain during this Iberian sojourn. Beginning in Lisbon, tour the capital city and take an excursion to the National Palace of Queluz. Travel through picturesque Alentejo, a region of olive groves, vineyards, and wheat fields, to one of Portugal’s finest pousadas set in a former 15th-century convent. Cross into Spain and see the ancient, ruin-filled city of Merida, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cordoba, and Seville with its marvelous Moorish architecture. Visit Toledo, capital of medieval Spain. In Madrid, tour the Palacio Royal, the Plaza Mayor, and the world-famous Prado. Extend your tour with an optional stay in Barcelona. Pricing is subject to change until the final travel brochure is released.

U.S. & WORLD AFFAIRS Israel: 1947 – Present Foreign Policy

$34 / $39

NC4528 – Naples Center – January 23, 30 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Wednesdays – 3 hours Israel’s historical foreign policy has rapidly adapted different tactics to ensure its survival since 1947. Intifadas and the Golan Heights, the Sinai and the Six-Day war, and the Gaza strip are examined. An analysis of the Iron Dome and Israeli Special Forces leader Sayaret Duvdevan Aaron Cohen’s domestic security policies are also presented. What happens here affects the world. How does it affect you? Instructor: Mr. Michael Vik

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Europe in Crisis

$49 / $58

ML4529 – Miromar Lakes (Estero) – January 14, 16, 21 at 10am – 11:30am, Mondays/Wednesday – 4.5 hours Participants may register for the series above (ML4529) or for any individual lectures below. One European Union citizen looks into his very person crystal ball to try and make some sense, for Americans, of the economic and political crisis gripping all of Europe. Instructor: Mr. Tom Tyrrell

The Long Road Home

$20 / $25

ML4530 – Miromar Lakes (Estero) – January 14 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours The physical destruction of WWII was frightful, the human cost is mind-boggling. It was virtually impossible to emerge from the war without enemies. Such animosity takes generations to disappear. We’ll look at the EEC to the EU.

From DeGaulle to Tony Blair

$20 / $25

ML4531 – Miromar Lakes (Estero) – January 16 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours Victory in 1945 did not bring immediate return to normality, so that without the vision and energy of the Founding Fathers in those dark days, the European Union, NATO, and 50 years of peace would NOT have happened. Who were those Founding Fathers? How the Maastricht and Lisbon Treaties give new purpose to the Union.

The Eurozone and America

$20 / $25

ML4532 – Miromar Lakes (Estero) – January 21 at 10am – 11:30am, Monday – 1.5 hours The Franco-German alliance is the engine of the European Union train but who is the Driver and who is the Fireman? We will examine France’s new Socialist President, Italy’s economy, and a defaulting Greece.

Pakistan – Major Global Player Option #1 – NC4533 – Naples Jan 28 at 10am – 11:30am, Mon

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4534 – Atrium Feb 28 at 10am – 11:30am, Thur

Option #3 – NC4535 – Naples Mar 14 at 10am – 11:30am, Thur

Choose one of the course options above. Its strategic location along the borders of India, China, Iran, and Afghanistan demands that the world pay microscopic attention to this poor Muslim nation of almost 200 million. It may hold the key to the future of South Asia and even to the world. We will discuss its geography, ancient and modern history (a country only since 1947), and how this nucleararmed “democracy” views its role in today’s and tomorrow’s world. Instructor: Mr. David Sack

China: Economic Leader of the 21st Century? Option #1 – NC4536 – Naples Jan 29 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Tue

$20 / $25

Option #2 – AT4537 – Atrium Feb 13 at 10am – 11:30am, Wed

Option #3 – CH4538 – Calusa Harbour Mar 4 at 12pm – 1:30pm, Mon

Choose one of the course options above. Which country will be the world’s leading economy in the 21st century—the U.S. or China? Are these two countries “strange bedfellows”, bitter enemies, or inseparably linked? This lecture will examine the Chinese, U.S. and world economic conditions, and detail the untold story of environmental, copyright and intellectual property issues, energy usage and impact concerns, and rarely reported social strife. There will be opportunities for group discussion and excellent handouts will be available for further research. Instructor: Mr. Lyle Bultman

Journey to Afghanistan Option #1 – NC4539 – Naples Center January 31 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4540 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 14 at 3pm – 4:30pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. As part of a Leadership Delegation to Afghanistan, Mrs. Gregory was one of six Americans who were not politicians, journalists, or government officials and were in Afghanistan to observe, without prejudice, the accomplishments of a decade. They met with 200 Afghan nationals, in the private and public sectors, a leader of the opposition, potential presidential candidates, “the local war lord,” and President Karzai. They were also briefed by our U.S. team in country, including UN Special

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Representative Jan Kubis, and General John Allen, leader of the International Security Assistance Force. Mrs. Gregory will share her first-person impressions after a week in Kabul. Join us for this fascinating look at Afghanistan as our nation contemplates its withdrawal from this war-torn nation. Instructor: Mrs. Mimi Gregory

Freedom of the Press in China: Reality or Fiction? Option #1 – AT4541 – Atrium Jan 31 at 10am – 11:30am, Thur

$20 / $25

Option #2 – NC4542 – Naples Feb 7 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thur

Option #3 – CY4543 – Cypress Cove Mar 11 at 2pm – 3:30pm, Mon

Choose one of the course options above. Does freedom of the press exist in China? Do First Amendment rights exist? What controls are in place governing the media? This lecture will explore the untold story of media conditions and controls within present day China. Constitutional rights and the struggle of the Chinese people under a restrictive and repressive system will be examined. All forms of media will be covered including the gigantic growth of the Internet, social networks, expansion of newspapers, and more. We will also examine the costs of such controls to the Chinese people and government. Instructor: Mr. Lyle Bultman

Cuba Today: Not Quite the Same Option #1 – NC4544 – Naples Center January 31 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours Option #3 – CH4546 – Calusa Harbour March 18 at 12pm – 1:30pm, Monday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – BR4545 – Brooks Commons Club (Bonita) February 27 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours Option #4 – AT4547 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) March 21 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Daniel Bumstead, a 34-year veteran of the CIA, will discuss Cuba’s current efforts to liberalize its economy – to make it more “Chinese” – while maintaining rigid political control of the country. The policies of the U.S. regarding the embargo, travel to Cuba, trade with Cuba, and prisoners (on both sides) will also be covered, as will the prospects for a surge in economic activity in the Caribbean region – including both Cuba and south Florida - brought about by the Panama Canal expansion currently underway. Instructor: Mr. Daniel Bumstead

Modern China – Shaping a New World

$34 / $39

ML4548 – Miromar Lakes (Estero) – February 13, 20 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesdays – 3 hours Step inside 21st century China and take a close look at what shapes its culture, politics, and economy. Understand the forces behind China’s increasing impact on today’s global landscape. Questions and discussion will keep the class sessions lively. Instructor: Mrs. Margaret McGreevey

A New Era in American Foreign Policy

$34 / $39

NC4549 – Naples Center – February 1, 8 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Fridays – 3 hours Theorists from Alexis de Tocqueville to Colonel Ralph Peters have wondered how democracy can best protect itself from its enemies. This study highlights the War on Terror-induced change from Cold War containment to pre-emptive strikes. It suggests what would happen if this doctrine were to hypothetically continue into the future. Is this a healthy transition for America today? You decide! Instructor: Mr. Michael Vik

How 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants Won the 2012 Election Without Casting A Vote Option #1 – NC4550 – Naples Center February 20 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours

$20 / $25

Option #2 – BR4551 – Brooks Commons Club (Bonita) April 23 at 10am – 11:30am, Tuesday – 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. Immigration reform did not go away on November 6, 2012. “Self-deportation” proved to be just another nasty election buzz word. Sen. Marco Rubio is not the voice of immigration. Changing voter demographics, a tenacious recession, and thousands of very brave kids combined for the perfect storm to swing the Presidential election in key swing states like Florida. “Immigration = Politics” will be the core of our discussion. We will analyze how the Latino vote, the dormant-but-not-forgotten DREAM Act, Arizona County Sheriff Arpaio, and Carl Rove re-elected President Obama and reminded America that we are a nation of immigrants. Find out what immigration reform looks like and how it will help the recovery from this never ending recession. Instructor: Mr. Casey Wolff

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Presidents, Foreign Policy, and Fun Vignettes

$20 / $25

ML4552 – Miromar Lakes (Estero) – February 21 at 1pm – 2:30pm, Thursday – 1.5 hours Choose one of the course options above. Mixed with a little of his own personal philosophy and humor, Robert McMillan expounds on topics including meeting Marilyn Monroe in Korea, an interview with Senator Hillary Clinton, and private meetings with President Eisenhower and Pope John Paul II. Mr. McMillan worked with three Presidents (Nixon, Reagan and George H.W. Bush), and with U.S. Senator Keating during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Join us as we cover significant current events issues, American history, international relations, and politics from an insider’s point of view. Instructor: Mr. Robert McMillan

The Healthcare and Social Systems of China: Success or Failure Option #1 – AT4553 – Atrium February 27 at 10am – 11:30am, Wed

Option #2 – NC4554 – Naples March 7 at 10am – 11:30am, Thur

$20 / $25 Option #3 – BR4555 – Brooks (Bonita) April 8 at 10am – 11:30am, Mon

Choose one of the course options above. The healthcare and social security systems of China are woefully misunderstood in the west. China has a long way to go with improving these systems, and the road is going to be costly. Is it possible that the future cost of these programs will bring down the government of China? What can the rest of the world learn from the Chinese approach? Let’s examine multiple-level system of healthcare and social security safety nets and learn of the hardships and costs imposed on the Chinese people. Instructor: Mr. Lyle Bultman

Transformation of Panama and the Panama Canal

$20 / $25

ML4556 – Miromar lakes (Estero) – March 6 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours The Former Chairman of the Panama Canal Commission offers a fascinating look at the history and future of Panama and the Panama Canal. Christopher Columbus, gold seekers, France’s failure, Teddy Roosevelt, and even China will be discussed.  The lecture includes the transformation of Panama during eighteen years of democracy, while looking forward to the future of one of the most important global passages in the world’s economy. Instructor: Mr. Robert R. McMillan

China: Behind the Bamboo Curtain

$49 / $58

NC4557 – Naples Center – March 6, 13, 20 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesdays – 4.5 hours Participants may register for the series (NC4557) or for any individual lectures below. In these three sessions, we will examine the geopolitics of China from Tao and Confucius to the CCP. Instructor: Mr. Tom Tyrrell

The End of Imperial Isolation

$20 / $25

NC4558 – Naples Center – March 6 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours For centuries the unchanging geography of China, along with a strong central government, sustained one Imperial Dynasty to the next. In the 13th century, when Europe was still in the Dark Ages, Marco Polo found a civilized and well-organized society in Peking. We will examine the Boxer Rebellion, followed by the Civil War, and a Japanese occupation.

Mao’s Legacy and Opening the Curtain

$20 / $25

NC4559 – Naples Center – March 13 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours The Long March (1934/35) confirmed Mao’s leadership of the CCP. The Great Leap Forward in 1958/63 was followed by famine and then ten years (1966/76) of collective hysteria with the Cultural Revolution. In 1972 Nixon visits Mao! Then Deng visits the USA! China’s economic policy is “open to the world” but Tiananmen Square in 1989 demonstrates that the politics were unchanged.

Everything Changes After the People’s Congress

$20 / $25

NC4560 – Naples Center – March 20 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday – 1.5 hours The economic gap between the urban and rural Han is growing ever wider. Loss of social harmony has always signaled danger for any Chinese government in Peking. A smooth change of leadership will depend on the political authority of the CCP and the loyalty of the PLA. Register online at http://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu or call 239-425-3272 / 239-434-4737

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China – A Cultural Mosaic

$49 / $58

AT4561 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 14, 21, 28 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday – 4.5 hours This course emphasizes major elements shaping China’s history and culture. It addresses the relationship between 20th and 21st century events and major developments of the past. What has propelled China to its current status as a major world power? Student participation and discussion keeps the sessions lively. Instructor: Mrs. Margaret McGreevey

WINE EDUCATION SERIES Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Wine - All New Program!

$125 / $155

SP4562 – The Wine Merchant (Naples) – February 13, 27 March 13 at 4pm – 6pm, Wednesdays – 6 hours Enrollment is limited to 22 participants per session. Participants may register for the series (SP4562) or for any individual session below. A three-session course in wine education focusing on the wines of Argentina and Chile, Australia and New Zealand, and Oregon and Washington – designed for beginners and for those who already have basic knowledge but wish to advance their wine skills. As we journey through each of these countries, students will learn about wine in history, the principal grape varieties, how wine is made, the principal wine-producing areas of these countries, the importance of terroir, how to taste wine, the components of wine, how to order wine in a restaurant, how to serve wine, the importance of wine glasses, how and where to store wine, how to read a wine label, vintage charts, purchasing wine, wine and food pairings, and much more. Each session will involve the tasting of at least seven wines accompanied by appropriate cheeses and other light fare. Sessions will be conducted at The Wine Merchant, 13240 Tamiami Trail North (next to EVOO), in an informal, wine-friendly atmosphere intended to be enjoyable as well as educational. Instructors: Mr. Bruce Lane and Mr. John Wernette

Introduction and the Exceptional Wines of Argentina and Chile

$49 / $59

SP4563 – The Wine Merchant (Naples) – February 13 at 4pm – 6pm, Wednesday – 2 hours Although students may enroll in any of the three sessions, it is strongly recommended that all students enroll in this first session, because most of the basic introductory material described above will be covered in-depth in the first session. Then, students will learn about the exciting Southern Hemisphere wines of Argentina and Chile—some of the “hottest” wines in the world right now. Argentina, with its famous Malbec reds, is the sixth largest wine-producing country in the world; Chile, with its racy Carmenere red wine, is the world’s ninth largest wine producer. Both countries also produce terrific whites, including the elegant Torrontes from Argentina and Chile’s tangy Sauvignon Blancs. Whether from Mendoza, Argentina’s major wine-producing region, or from Chile’s famous Maipo Valley, these are palate-pleasing wines. As you taste them, you will also learn about the various wine regions, history, terroir, and different grapes of these countries. It’s a great way to start!

Australia and New Zealand – Great Wines from Down Under

$49 / $59

SP4564 – The Wine Merchant (Naples) – February 27at 4pm – 6pm, Wednesday – 2 hours Staying in the Southern Hemisphere, we will taste and become familiar with some of the newest of the New World wines, from two of the most diverse countries on Earth. Australia, the seventh largest wine producer in the world, has long been known for its huge, muscular Shiraz wines, largely produced in the Barossa Valley. It also produces great Chardonnays and Rieslings in the Margaret River region. New Zealand is a relative newcomer and has made its name with crisp, citrusy Sauvignon Blancs from Marlborough. Its unique Pinot Noirs, from Central Otago (the furthest south wine-producing region in the world) are a special experience. There is so much to digest (no pun intended!) regarding these large and influential wine producers. See you there, mate!

The Wines of Oregon and Washington – Look Out California!

$49 / $59

SP4565 – The Wine Merchant (Naples) – March 13 at 4pm – 6pm, Wednesday – 2 hours From the international scene, we now move to the two fastest growing wine-producing states in the U.S. Washington is the third largest wine-producing state in America and Oregon is fourth—not bad since they have only been producing noteworthy wines for about 30 years. Oregon’s Pinot Noirs, particularly from the Willamette Valley, will match any Burgundy red—they are superb. So also are their Pinot Gris wines, full-bodied whites. Washington has exploded onto the world wine market recently, with extraordinary reds—well-structured Syrahs, Cabernet Sauvignons, and wonderful red blends from the Columbia Valley. And don’t forget their fine Chardonnays and Rieslings. These are big states and they produce big wines. Come and see what we mean!

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WRITING WORKSHOPS Writing Your Life Story and Memoirs Option #1 – NC4566 – Naples Center – 12 hours Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10am – 12pm, Mondays

$100 / $120 Option #2 – AT4567 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – 12 hours Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 at 10am – 12pm, Fridays

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants per course. Write your memoirs, autobiography or life story.  Discover the narrative and style which will mean the most to you and your prospective readers.  For each class including the first class, bring a two to three page writing sample of your intended document for duplication, sharing, critique, and further development.  These may be typed or handwritten (if legible). Share your writing with like-minded aspiring authors in an acceptance-oriented, creative writing discussion of effective writing methodology. Instructor: Dr. William Dietzel

Writing Short Stories Option #1 – NC4568 – Naples Center – 12 hours Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays

$100 / $120 Option #2 – AT4569 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – 12 hours Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5 at 10am – 12pm, Fridays

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants per course. Creating short stories is a particularly enjoyable form of writing.  It can be accomplished in a comparatively short period of time with a satisfactory sense-of-completion and poignant message.  In an acceptance-oriented class environment, share your weekly writing with like-minded aspiring authors.  For each class including the first class, bring a two to three page writing sample of your intended document for duplication, sharing, critique, and further development.  These may be typed or handwritten (if legible). Instructor: Dr. William Dietzel

Writers Collaborative Workshop

$85 / $100

NC4570 – Naples Center – February 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Mondays – 8 hours Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Share your writing with like-minded aspiring authors in an acceptance-oriented, creative, vibrant writing group in search of effective writing methodologies. This class welcomes whatever you’re writing or want to write, be that a memoir, stories, a novel or poems, for input, guidance, and discussion.   Bring your writing samples to class, including the first class. Instructor: Ms. Lisa Wroble

A Novel Experience: Start Writing Your Book

$85 / $100

NC4571 – Naples Center – February 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays – 8 hours Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Have you always wanted to write a book but don’t know how to begin? Then this workshop is for you. You’ll learn the stages in the writing process as you plan and organize your book, and explore characterization and plotting along with basic fiction elements. Those interested in writing nonfiction will learn the importance of back-matter, envisioning the layout, using photos and diagrams, and other details important to successful nonfiction. All writing levels welcome. Instructor: Ms. Lisa Wroble

The Writer’s Nag Option #1 – NC4572 – Naples Center February 8 at 10am – 11:30am, Friday, 1.5 hours

$20 / $25 Option #2 – AT4573 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) February 14 at 10am – 11:30am, Thursday, 1.5 hours

Choose one of the course options above. If you’ve got a story, a poem or a memoir yearning to get out, help is on the way! Using various creative writing techniques, this course will help you motivate yourself and keep motivated until the manuscript is completed. This is not a critique or a workshop course, but instead, provides methods to get yourself started and remain motivated. Instructor: Dr. Erika Waters

Introduction to Creative Journal Writing

$80 / $95

AT4574 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – February 11, 18, 25, March 4 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Mondays – 6 hours Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Learn to express yourself through journal writing. Recalling and sharing childhood memories, life experiences, and passions will give a voice to the legacy of your life. A permanent record of your thoughts and feelings is an everlasting gift to yourself and others. Learn the joy of writing and creativity in a guided but flexible atmosphere. You will be amazed by what you discover about yourself. Instructor: Ms. Kathleen Greene

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Poetry Writing Workshop

$100 / $120

Option #1 – NC4575 – Naples Center – 12 hours March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 at 10am – 12pm, Mons

Option #2 – AT4576 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – 12 hours March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Weds

Choose one of the course options above. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants per course. Creating poetry is a particularly enjoyable form of writing.  It can be accomplished in a comparatively short period of time with a satisfactory sense-of-completion and poignant message.  In an acceptance-oriented class environment, share your weekly writing with like-minded aspiring authors.  Each week, including the first week of class, bring a typewritten or hand written writing sample for duplication, sharing, kudos, critique, and suggestions. Instructor: Dr. William Dietzel

Stand in the Moment: Memoir

$85 / $100

AT4577 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 8, 15, 22, 29 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Fridays – 8 hours Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. “Stand in the Moment” is a memoir process I developed to guide non-writers in discovering what’s important in their personal story, and how to benefit from exploring and recording it. Instructor: Mr. Steve Oberbeck

Make a Friend of Writing

$20 / $25

Option #1 – AT4578 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – 1.5 hours March 7 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Thursday

Option #2 – NC4579 – Naples Center – 1.5 hours March 13 at 10am – 11:30am, Wednesday

Choose one of the course options above. Do you think of writing as friend or foe? Do you want to feel more comfortable about writing? You can make a friend of writing by practicing simple yet productive techniques that require only the time you put into them. Learn to separate the creator from the editor within you, how to instantly cure writer’s block and how to learn more about yourself and your world through the liberating process of writing. This workshop includes theories and techniques developed by Peter Elbow, Pat Belanoff, Sondra Perl and other contemporary experts on writing. Instructor: Dr. Michael Morgan

Let’s Get Dramatic!

$60 / $75

AT4580 – Atrium (Ft. Myers) – March 11, 18, 25, April 1 at 1:30pm – 3pm, Mondays – 6 hours Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Enrich your daily life by releasing your inner spirit and creativity! Enjoy dramatic activities including improvisations, drama games, duets and group interpretations, and impromptu exercises. No pressure, just creative fun! Join this award-winning drama instructor and “Let’s Get Dramatic!” Instructor: Ms. Kathleen Greene

Marketing for Writers

$85 / $100

NC4581 – Naples Center – March 11, 18, 25, April 1 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Mondays – 8 hours Have you finished your manuscript? Hope to pitch your idea to editors? Now you’re ready to embark on a new writer’s journey— unraveling all the details surrounding publication. In this class we’ll explore how to find and select markets and then pitch manuscripts to editors. We’ll work on crafting strong submission letters, the difference between proposals and query letters, and learn publishing terms and basic contract details.  Instructor: Ms. Lisa Wroble

Writing Short Stories

$85 / $100

NC4582 – Naples Center – March 20, 27, April 3, 10 at 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays – 8 hours Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Would you like to write fiction but don’t have time to devote to a novel? Write a short story! Learn from published examples while applying short fiction techniques to your own writing. Explore conflict, characterization, viewpoint, and description as they contribute to plot. We’ll begin each session by harnessing ideas through brief writing activities, and devote time each session to sharing work for feedback. All writing levels welcome.  Instructor: Ms. Lisa Wroble

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INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES Jay Abramowitch, J.D., has been a Pennsylvania trial attorney for over 40 years. Dennis Adams is the founder of Samada Life Philosophy and the Association of Holistic Counselors. Cheryl Admire is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. Bernard Alpert, M.S., Oxford Univ., Classical Archaeology; Chief Archaeologist at Tel Marisha for the Dept. of Antiquities, Israel. Fran Alpert, M.S., Oxford Univ., Classical Archeology; has thirty years’ experience working in Jerusalem Archaeology. Sal Anastasio, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at SUNY-New Paltz. Sharon Ardrey has been a technology instructor for 15 years and is an avid couponer. John Bailey, Ph.D., taught history at Carthage College, where he served as department and division chair. Roger Weatherburn Baker is the founder of The Weatherburn Gallery and President of the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association. Bill Beckwith, Ph.D., is the author of papers and books on learning and memory. Jeanne Berger, MSSW, Columbia University, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 35 years’ experience. Frank Berna has nearly 25 years of experience in various aspects of photography. Kathy Bertone is the author of “The Art of the Visit: Being the Perfect Host; Becoming the Perfect Guest.” Martha R. Bireda, Ph.D., has been an equity consultant for twenty years in issues related to race, gender, and cultural diversity. Lynn Brand taught history to junior high students in Schaumburg, IL for 34 years. Lyle Bultman presents lectures based on decades of personal and professional experience of living and working in Asia. Daniel Bumstead is a retired 34-year veteran of the clandestine services of the Central Intelligence Agency. Jill Burzynski, J.D., is a Board Certified Elder Care Attorney. Sue Campanella, CTACC, is a certified Life Coach and owner of Transformations Life Coaching. Darlene Carswell, AP, is an Acupuncture Physician, Energy Healer, and Qigong Instructor and has been practicing for 21 years. Sal Catalfamo, M.B.A., has been an IT consultant for over 12 years. A.R. Colón, MD, Ph.D., MA is Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University. Michael Confusione, Ph.D., has had an independent psychology practice for 29 years in L.I.N.Y. Alex Crandall, M.D., is a retired psychiatrist with 35 years of experience in therapy, research, and teaching. Jim Crouse, Ph.D., is a psychologist and sociologist who taught for 32 years at the University of Delaware. Nancy Dauphinais is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Clinical Supervisor at the David Lawrence Center. Steven Derfler, Ph.D., is a Professor of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. William H. Dietzel, Ph.D., writes and speaks on relationship, business, political, and lifestyle issues. Viviana Dominguez is an international Art Conservator. Thomas Eastwood had careers with ATF and DoD where he conducted and led counterintelligence and criminal investigations. Ahmed Elrefai, Ph.D., graduated from Ohio State University with a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Engineering. John Hazard Forbes is a Mayflower descendant. His art career gave him entrée into the houses and lives of America’s richest families. Garry Forrester began his professional career in 1976 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy’s Music Program. Glenn Fraser is a retired college professor with a love of music and musicals. Harry Gaines is a retired educational publisher and author of Fitness Beyond 50: Turn back the Clock. Mimi Gallo is the co-founder of Art Friends at Chagrin Falls Schools and co-founder of Art Partners, Inc. Judith Gates, Ph.D., is a former educator and professor at the University of Durham, UK. David George, Ph.D., is a clinical toxicologist who teaches at FGCU. Jelena Gill, Ph.D., born in Yugoslavia, taught at the University of Belgrade and Michigan State University. L.C. Goldman is a retired advertising agency executive, author, and columnist for the Naples Daily News. John Goodlet has been a digital painter and photographer for a decade since he retired as a professor from the City University of NY. George Grasser is a retired attorney who created more than 200 condo and homeowner associations. Courtney Greene is a Criminal Justice graduate of FGCU. Kathleen Greene, M.Ed., is a published author and has taught courses in English and Journalism. Robert Grosz has a Masters in Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health and has owned a health food store for many years. Mimi Gregory was a member of the Leadership Delegation sent to Afghanistan. John Guerra, a Columbia University graduate and former Wall Street merchant banker, is the FGCU Director of Continuing Education. Thomas Hecker was recruited as the Founding Director of Horticulture at the Naples Botanical Garden. Charlotte Henschel is a psychotherapist. Suzanne Herrmann is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and has had a private practice for many years. Richard W. Hertzberg, Ph.D., has 50 years of experience with the fracture of various materials. He is a published author and award-winning educator. Braxton Hinchey, Ph.D., University of Missouri; Honors Fellow and Emeritus Prof. of Management, University of Massachusetts. Victoria Hingst is a doctor of audiology. She works with all types of hearing disabilities. Lynn Holley is the Executive Director of the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Jerome Jackson, Ph.D., Professor of Marine and Ecological Sciences at FGCU and host of Public Radio’s “With the Wild Things.” Margaret “Peg” Kaiser, M.A., did graduate studies in Art at Catholic University and Anglo-Irish Drama in Ireland. Walter Kania, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and former faculty member at Ohio State University. Ellen Katz currently lectures with the Osher Institute at Towson University and the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University. Shelly Kaufman has a degree in communication and is a lifetime fan of movies from 1930 to the present. Martin Kawadler, CLU, ChFC, CLTC, CFPTM, has over 25 years’ experience as a financial advisor. Peter Kelly is a seventeen-year veteran T’ai Chi instructor. Robert Kenedi, M.Eng., is a retired telecommunications executive who now enjoys digital photography. Nancy Keny is a certified Professional and Personal Coach with over 25 years of experience. She is a professional speaker and writer.

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Jerry Kumin, M.D., is a preventive health, natural healing, and Board certified Internal Medicine specialist. Bruce Lane, a retired attorney, is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, a Commandeur of the Commanderie de Bordeaux and a Chevalier of the Burgundian Chevaliers du Tastevin. Bill LaPlante II is a five-time Emmy winner for CBS and ABC news programs in New York and Detroit. Sandy Levine is a certified hypnotist and certified weight loss specialist. David J. Lewkowicz is an internationally renowned authority on infant perceptual and cognitive development. He is currently Professor of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University and a past President of the International Society on Infant Studies. John Loeper was a teacher, principal, administrator, and school board president. He is the author of twenty-eight books on American history. Dorothy “Dottie” Magen, M.A., teaches Art History at the university level. Joe Mahler is the author/illustrator of “Essential Knots and Rigs for Trout” and “Essential Knots and Rigs for Salt Water.” Leslee Marcus has been teaching Mah Jongg for over 25 years. Jeffrey Margolis is a lifelong educator, working with future teachers at Rowan University in New Jersey. Mary Martin, M.A., is a retired English teacher and lifelong reader. BJ McConnell is a leader in prevention education for children. She has developed national trainings and programs for the U.S. Justice Department, the White House, and DARE America. Margaret McGreevey, M.A., is a retired university history instructor who has lived and taught in China. Robert R. McMillan, Esq., was named by President Bush to the Board of the Panama Canal Commission. Gail Mooney, Ph.D., is a painter and was the Art Director for the Town of Bristol, RI. Michael J. Morgan, Ph.D., is a writing teacher and American folk musician. William Morrow, D.Min, is a Florida licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Steven Mutart, J.D., is a retired attorney with a lifelong passion for American history and the American Presidency. Gerry Pearson Nichols is a professional calligrapher and certified Zentangle® teacher. Steve Oberbeck is a prize winning journalist/writer and has taught popular memoir/short story workshops for 10 years on Sanibel. Jack Ochs, Ph.D., taught public finance at the University of Pittsburgh. Ken O’Leary, after service with the U. S. Marine Corps, spent 37 years in the building/development industry. Len Orkin is a retired lawyer whose practice was centered in the advertising and marketing industry. Marla Ottenstein is a Naples-based professional organizer who writes a bi-monthly column for The Naples Daily News. John L. Pollok, Esq., was a partner in the law firm of Hoffman & Pollok, specializing in white collar and organized crime defense. Donald Pomerantz, Ph.D., was Department Chair of Modern Languages & Humanities at Central Connecticut State University. Douglas Powell, Ed.D., ABPP, has been a therapist, teacher, consultant and author. B.J. Rahn has been teaching, researching and writing about crime fiction for 25 years. Marya Repko is a local Southwest Florida historian. Jerry Robbins has been involved in the Jewelry Industry for over 60 years. Dan Roby, Ph.D., served as President of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Assoc. and has successfully mediated and settled over 500 civil disputes. Richard Rosenbaum is a retired NY Supreme Court Judge and former NY Republican Committee Chairman. David Rosenberg is an eBay Power Seller, Trading Assistant, and top ranking Lee County eBay Education Specialist. Rabbi James Rudin, Ph.D. is the Senior Interreligious Advisor to the American Jewish Committee. Cindi Ryerson, R.N., owns and operates Millennium House, an adult day care facility and the Millennium Cognitive Cafe. Ray Sachs is the former Publisher of Bon Appetit magazine. David Sack is a Williams College graduate and an experienced international businessman with extensive experience in Pakistan. Karen Schweizer has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 1979. Jim Sernovitz is a professional photographer and instructor at the University of Wisconsin. Susan J. Shaw, Ph.D., is an educational professional with some 30 years’ experience. Morris A. Shepard, Ph.D., is a former educator, university department chair, and senior level analyst for the Federal Government. Lee Silvan is a retired professor of music, composer, and pianist now living and teaching in Naples. Tara Smith is professor of philosophy at the University of Texas. She specializes in moral, legal, and political philosophy. Adria Starkey is President of The Naples Trust Co. and COO of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Despina Stefopoulos, B.S. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is fluent in English, Greek, Spanish, and conversational French. Steve Stolz is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Robert H. Strube spent 36 years in medical education, training, practice, and health care administration. Norman Tanguay is a retired legal librarian who teaches English at St. Petersburg College and Hillsborough Community College. Tom Turicchi, Ph.D., taught music history and instrumental music at the university level. Tom Tyrrell is an international lawyer who enjoyed careers with a London Investment bank and the British Government. Michael Vik is a Lieutenant who holds degrees in History, International Studies, and Political Science. Voices for All is a voiceover coaching company. Erika J. Waters, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of the Virgin Islands, is an editor and writer. Don Watkins is a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. John Wernette is a member of the Naples Board of the International Wine & Food Society and has been a wine educator for 10 years. William T. White, J.D., is a practicing attorney who headed his own general practice law firm for 40 years. Maria Winkler graduated from Simmons College and is owner of The Yoga Experience. John Allen Winters, J.D., is a retired attorney and published author. He was a prosecutor in many rape trials. Casey Wolff, J.D., practices immigration law with the Naples law firm of Paulich, Slack & Wolff. Jon C. Woodyard, B.S., M.Ed., has taught various courses in Science, Philosophy, and Music at the Southern Delaware Academy. Lisa Wroble is a nationally published author and writing instructor. Gerald Ziedenberg, M.A., a graduate from the University of Toronto, has lectured/consulted in Canada, the U.S., and Israel.

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RENAISSANCE ACADEMY CLASS LOCATIONS Atrium Executive Center (239) 425–3272 8695 College Parkway, Suite #1181, Fort Myers 33919

Naples Center (239) 434–4737 1010 Fifth Ave South, Naples 34102

Commons Club at the Brooks (239) 949–3800 9930 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs 34135

Miromar Lakes Beach Club (239) 908–2398 18061 Miromar Lakes Blvd, Ft. Myers 33913

Calusa Harbour (239) 425–2245 2525 First St, Ft. Myers 33901

Cypress Cove (239) 415–5108 10200 Cypress Cove Dr, Ft. Myers 33908

Marco Island Center for the Arts (239) 394-4221 1010 Winterberry Dr, Marco Island 34145

FGCU Main Campus (239) 425–3272 10501 FGCU Blvd South, Fort Myers 33965

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Pease Complete SEPARATE registration forms for each person taking a class Mail this form to: FGCU, 8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181, Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Name: ________________________________________________________________ Florida Street Address:___________________________________________________ City / State / Zip: ________________________________________________________ Telephone: ____________________

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Florida Residency (choose one): q Full Time q Jan. – May q Oct. – May q I’m interested in volunteering at the Renaissance Academy. Please contact me. q I’m interested in receiving information about the Academy’s Travel Abroad Programs. Please contact me. Please select ONLY ONE of the following four choices to register: q I wish to purchase an Annual Single Membership (valid January 1 – December 15, 2013) (Please enter $50 on this line)

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