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2021−2022 Offerings

Celebrating the wisdom of men and women 50 and better


WELCOME & OPEN HOUSES Welcome!

Expand your intellectual, social and spiritual horizons beyond any previous expectations. The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning embraces the philosophy that an active mind fosters a youthful spirit. Hosted by the Indian River State College Foundation, the Fielden Institute serves as IRSC’s health club for the brain. The program is designed for men and women age 50 and better who are interested in exploring shared topics of interest in a college atmosphere. We aim to make learning in retirement exciting and enlightening, and invite our members to learn simply for the joy of learning. Courses have no prerequisites, no long semesters, no grades and no tests—they focus on fulfillment, friendship and fun! Fielden Institute programs are peer-driven, and members serve as both teacher and student. We pride ourselves in the fact that we work with a growing group of dedicated volunteers each year who lead discussion and study groups, hands-on activities, field trips, lectures, and book and film groups—all in a welcoming and appropriate environment for the adult learner. Our goal is to enable members to truly flourish in the second half of life. Courses are offered at all five IRSC campuses, select community sites, and our virtual campus via Zoom. Members are always welcome to attend classes at any location.

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE FIELDEN INSTITUTE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING’S

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE EVENTS! Join us for coffee, light refreshments, and conversation. Meet members and peer leaders, and register for current offerings. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend! Open House Dates and Locations: All events run from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Formal presentations begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2021 Richardson Center, Mueller Campus, Vero Beach Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Williamson Conference Center, Dixon Hendry Campus, Okeechobee Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Massey Campus, Fort Pierce Friday, October 1, 2021 Wolf High-Technology Center, Chastain Campus, Stuart R.S.V.P. by registering online at irscfoundation.org or by calling 772-462-7880.

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EVENTS CALENDAR OCTOBER 2021 4 It’s Medicare Annual Election Time, Now What? (FP) 4 Learn to Read Music (VB) 4 It’s Medicare Annual Election Time, Now What? (PSL) 5 History of American Medicine (VB) 6 It’s Medicare Annual Election Time, Now What? (O) 6 It’s Medicare Annual Election Time, Now What? (S) 8 It’s Medicare Annual Election Time, Now What? (VB) 12 Competence in Spanish through Conversation (VB) 13 Beginning Mah Jongg (FP) 15 Fall Prevention Awareness (VC) 18 Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: The Siz Wives of Henry the VIII (VB) 19 Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (VB) 20 Fall Prevention Awareness (O) 20 Fall Prevention Awareness (S) 21 Social Security & Medicare–What Are the Issues, How Did We Get Here, and How Long Will They Last? (S) 21 Great Adaptations: Books into Films: Never Judge a Book by Its Film (VB or VC) 25 Fall Prevention Awareness (VB) 25 Fall Prevention Awareness (FP) 26 Genealogy: Building Your Family Tree (PSL) 27 The U.S. Constitution: A Primer (for Those Who Forgot Civics) (VB) 27 Food for Thought (VB) 29 Fall Prevention Awareness (PSL) 29 Travel Information Sessions (VB, FP) NOVEMBER 2021 1 Economic Elements and Issues in Modern Societies (VB) 2 Meditation and Mindfulness (VB) 3 Your Music, Your History: Post 1945 (VB) 4 Book Buddies: Using Fiction as a Way to Connect to the Emotion of History (O or VC) 8 The Forever War: America’s Endless Fight to End Islamic Extremism in Afghanistan (FP) 12 Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Vero Beach (Field Trip) (VB) 17 “Novel” History (FP) 29 Nurture Your Nature Photography Skills (FP) DECEMBER 2021 3 Secrets from the Set: Creating Movie Magic (VC) 3 Archaeology Field Day (FP) 7 Understanding the Middle East (VB) 8 Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (S) 9 Distinguished Lecture Series: “Restorative Justice” (FP or VC) 10 The House of Refuge (Field Trip) (S) 13 Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Apple—It’s a Band (VB) 15 History of Christmas Music (VB)

JANUARY 2022 5 Garden Feature: The Art of Bonsai at Heathcote Botanical Gardens (Field Trip) (FP) 5 Seminole Wars: Their Causes and Controversies (FP) 6 Distinguished Lecture Series: “Biowarfare: A Review Underscoring an Alarming Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat” (FP or VC) 7 Butterflies and Birds in Your Backyard (FP) 10 Kissimmee Prairie Preserve: Florida’s First Dark Sky Park (O) 11 The Difference between Hunger and Food Insecurity (FP) 12 John James Audubon: The Making of an American (VB) 13 Memory Health: Even Elephants Forget Sometimes (VC) 18 Butterflies of Kissimmee Prairie (O) 18 Understanding the Middle East (VB) 18 1066 and All That: The Celts to the Tudors (VB) 19 Section 230: Does Truth Have a Future? (FP) 19 Community Spotlight: Historical Bus Tour of Okeechobee (Field Trip) (O) 20 iPhone Basics (PSL) 21 Community Spotlight: An Afternoon at the UDT-Seal Museum (Field Trip) (FP) 21 Foreign Film Series—Stuart (S) 24 Aging, We All Do It: A Look at “Elderhood” through Many Lenses (S) 24 Beginning Mah Jongg (VB) 24 New Year, New You! A Blueprint for Behavior Change (VB) 25 Medicare 101: Help for Those New to Medicare (FP) 25 Medicare 101: Help for Those New to Medicare (PSL) 26 The Worst of Rodgers and Hammerstein (VB) 26 The Chips Are Down: How the Magic Happens (FP) 26 The Worst of Rodgers and Hammerstein (FP) 27 Medicare 101: Help for Those New to Medicare (O) 27 Medicare 101: Help for Those New to Medicare (S) 28 Butterflies and Birds in Your Backyard (S) 28 Psychological Trauma as Depicted in Film (VB) FEBRUARY 2022 1 Conversational Spanish with a Modern Twist I (VB) 1 Food for Thought (VB) 2 What Matters Most: Discussing End-of-Life Wishes (FP) 2 Sharing Your Treasures through Writing (VB) 3 Medicare 101: Help for Those New to Medicare (VB) 4 Opening Up with Improv (FP) 7 The Battle of Okeechobee (O) 10 Distinguished Lecture Series: “A Journey from the Mountains of Colorado to Space” (FP or VC) 11 Grief and Loss: Coping with the Loss of a Loved One (FP)

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The Worst of Rodgers and Hammerstein (S) The War That Nearly Destroyed America (FP) Little Countries, Big Impacts (FP) Finance and Film (S) WWII: Letters from Grandparents I Never Met (PSL) Medical Care Is Complicated: Why We Need to Be More Involved (S) Bridge to Healing: Finding Strength to Cope with Illness (PSL) iPhone—Camera and Photos (PSL) Foreign Film Series—Fort Pierce (FP) Intersection of Jim Crow South, a Jew Named Julius, a Black Named Booker T., and a Store Named Sears, Roebuck and Co. (PSL)

MARCH 2022 1 Meditation and Mindfulness—Fort Pierce (FP) 3 Seniors vs. Crime (S) 4 Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour (Field Trip) (VB) 7 Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries (VB) 9 Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour (Field Trip) (VB) 11 The Journey of Jonathan Dickinson (VB) 21 Basic Investments for Everybody (FP) 21 Easy Care with Florida Native Plants (S) 22 Conversational Spanish with a Modern Twist II (VB) 22 Law and Literature: Justice and Injustice—The Law as a Willing Accomplice of Intolerance (VB) 23 Seniors vs. Crime (FP) 24 Distinguished Lecture Series: “KissimmeeOkeechobee-Everglades Ecosystem Restoration in South Florida’s Growing Population” (FP or VC) 25 Spotlight: Robotics: Thinking, Hearing and Vision (FP) 30 Mystery in Our Midst—Understanding the Legacy of Laura (Riding) Jackson in Indian River County (VB) 31 From Stage to Screen: Two Modern-Day Morality Plays (FP) APRIL 2022 1 A Look at Effective Communication (VB) 1 Foreign Film Series—Vero Beach (VB) 4 The Biology of Perception (FP) 6 Spotlight: Unlocking the IRSC Archives: A Special Tour of a Century’s Worth of History (FP) 7 The History of Hurricanes in Florida (FP) 13 Credit Reports and Identity Theft: What It Is and How Do We Prevent It? (O) 13 History and Identification of Fine Art Prints (FP) 14 Distinguished Lecture Series: “In Front Toward Enemy: War, Veterans, and the Homefront” (FP or VC) 19 Local Treasures: History and Environment of Our Coastal Areas (VB) 22 Easy Care with Florida Native Plants (FP) www.irscfoundation.org | 772-462-7880 | 4

MAY 2022 19 Summer Film Series 2022 (FP)

PURPOSE STATEMENT The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College (IRSC) provides intellectually engaging and enriching classes to diverse communities of lifelong learners, with a focus on those 50 and over. It is an educational membership program for those who want to learn for the joy of it, connect with peers, enhance health and well-being and give back to the community.

2021–2022 EXTERNAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Thank you to all volunteers! Magi Cable Dr. Jean Fielden Pauline Geiger Herb Hinkle Linda Hirvonen John Hosler Susan Kelly Barbee Kiker

Elaine Morse Dr. Robert J. Roy Dr. Suzanne Smith Melissa DePriest, Director, Fielden Institute Ann L. Decker, Executive Director, IRSC Foundation

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Massey Campus—Fort Pierce Offerings

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Pruitt Campus—Port St. Lucie Offerings

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Chastain Campus—Stuart Offerings

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Dixon Hendry Campus—Okeechobee Offerings

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Global Campus—Online Offerings

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Spain’s Classics Tour September 12, 2022 Departure

October Presentation Coming Soon! Contact: Patti Mills-Roy (941)681-6903 patti@millsroyluxurytravel.com

12-Days 16-Meals Featuring: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Albufera, Barcelona Embark on a Classic Collette Tour and your Spanish adventure as you take in medieval architecture, idyllic landscapes and delectable cuisine. Enjoy Hometown Pickup and transportation to your airport for your group and enjoy peace of mind because we’re handling everything. All you have to do is enjoy!

SAVE THE DATE: Information Sessions - October 29th, 2021 10 AM Richardson Center, Vero Beach - 1 PM Brown Center, Fort Pierce For more info contact: Melissa DePriest 772-462-7880 mdepries@irsc.edu www.irscfoundation.org | 772-462-7880 | 6


2021–2022 DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES ON CURRENT ISSUES 10:00 a.m.–Noon, Massey Campus, Fort Pierce | Live simulcast subscriptions also available. The series is $150 for new and returning members. Lifetime members and peer leaders can subscribe for $100. Individual tickets are $35. December 9, 2021: Kate Bradford, Esq. “Restorative Justice” Kate Bradford, Esq. is an Associate Professor for the IRSC Criminal Justice program. Kate started her professional life as a criminal defense attorney and spent a decade litigating from misdemeanors to capital cases. Her presentation focuses on the concept of restorative justice and its current application in our court systems. Restorative justice is the theory of punishment that seeks to repair the harm done by an offender through reconciliation and mediation. While not a new theory, there has been limited application in our current criminal justice system. Kate discusses why this might be and what implementation might look like for us. January 6, 2022: Barry J. Erlick, Ph.D. “Biowarfare: A Review Underscoring an Alarming Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat” Dr. Barry J. Erlick served in academia and the military as a principal research microbiologist and in the federal government as a senior member of the national intelligence community. Dr. Erlick is a university research professor and the President of BJE Associates, Inc. Dr. Erlick covers bioweapons and their historical use; the international approach to outlawing national biowarfare (BW) programs; and the former national bioweapons programs of Japan, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and former Soviet Union. He provides an overview of offensive activities of nations currently suspected of maintaining BW programs, bioterrorism, including targeting human populations and agriculture, and recent warnings from high-level informed authorities. February 10, 2022: Steve Swanson “A Journey from the Mountains of Colorado to Space” Steve Swanson is a retired NASA astronaut and a Distinguished Educator in Residence at Boise State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado, a Master of Applied Science Degree in Computer Systems from Florida Atlantic University, and a Doctorate Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. During his NASA career, Swanson completed five spacewalks totaling 28 hours, 5 minutes and accumulated 195 days, 15 hours, 41 minutes in space. Mr. Swanson speaks about his journey to becoming an astronaut and his many missions into space. March 24, 2022: Gary Ritter “Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades Ecosystem Restoration in South Florida’s Growing Population” Gary Ritter is the Administrator for the City of Okeechobee and has worked on water management issues in the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades (KOE) ecosystem for 44 years. During his career, Ritter spent 36 years with the South Florida Water Management District and worked with the Florida Farm Bureau Federation as an advocate for sustainable agriculture in south Florida. Mr. Ritter discusses the challenges of modifying the water management system in South Florida to meet restoration goals while maintaining the same level of flood control, water supply and recreational services within the growing population in South Florida. Mr. Ritter also touches on political mandates to improve water quality and mitigate public health concerns associated with water quality and water management within the KOE system. April 14, 2022: Daniel R. Green, Ph.D. “Front Toward Enemy: War, Veterans, and the Homefront” Dr. Daniel R. Green is a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He served four times in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and with the U.S. Department of State as political advisor to a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan. Dr. Green discusses his war experiences with a different perspective on the transition home. Using philosophical, literary, cultural, historical and political perspectives, he provides a venue for his conversations with fellow veterans about their experiences to assist others with their transition from war and the military to peace and civilian life. Green provides not just a war veteran’s view but also the amplifying perspective of a political scientist—as well as a reserve officer and defense official—to rescue the issue of the returning veteran from the field of psychology and to broaden the understanding of the experience of war for veterans. To subscribe, contact the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at 772-462-7880 or www.irscfoundation.org The Distinguished Lecture Series is presented in partnership by the Indian River State College Foundation and the Ray and Peg Hirvonen Charitable Foundation. Speakers and offerings are subject to change based on speaker availability. IRSC is an EA/EO educational institution.

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Learn to Read Music October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, 2021 (Mondays) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Computer Lab, Room C-104 Member: $80 | Non-Member: $105 Peer Leader: Neil Bernstein

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Have you ever struggled with reading music in the back of the choir row? This eight-session course introduces participants to the concepts used to read music for any instrument or voice. No experience needed. Beginners are welcome and past recipients are encouraged to join again for practice and to refresh their knowledge. Maximum of 24 participants.


History of American Medicine October 5, 2021 (Tuesday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leaders: Bill Ingui and Mary Jane Ingui, Ph.D.

This class examines the history of American medicine, including the colonial midwife, the Civil War, medical school and education, hospitals, pandemics and wars, and discusses the challenges that brought medical breakthroughs. Explore the factors that have affected the history of health and medicine. Based on a course developed and taught by Dr. Mary Ingui at Hofstra University on Long Island, she is joined by her husband and teacher, Bill Ingui.

It’s Medicare Annual Election Time, Now What? October 8, 2021 (Friday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Amanda Kulics

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period can be a stressful time—plans change, new plans are introduced, and some plans become inactive. The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the Area Agency on Aging to bring this Florida SHINE program to our members. Medicare and insurance information shared is aimed at helping attendees make informed decisions and is presented from an unbiased point of view.

Competence in Spanish through Conversation October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 2021 (Tuesdays) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Computer Lab, Room C-104 Member: $80 | Non-Member: $105 Peer Leader: Lorraine Ledford

This class for beginners aims to achieve four goals: (1) to practice excellent Spanish pronunciation, (2) to arrive at a basic understanding of the structure of the Spanish language, (3) to encounter and practice a useful amount of Spanish vocabulary, and (4) to relax and enjoy this experience. The textbook is provided. Maximum of 20 participants.

Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: The Six Wives of Henry the VIII October 18, 25, November 1, 2021 (Mondays) 1:00–3:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, C-103 Members: $35 | Non-Members: $60 Peer Leader: Elizabeth Betts

This course takes an in-depth look into the personal and public lives of the six women who married the most infamous King of England, Henry the VIII. Using primary documentation and academic resources, explore their lives, not just as Queens of England, but as women. Take a look at their upbringings, political aspirations and motivations for marrying the most powerful man in England, and contextualize them within their period of history, revealing their humanity and bringing them to life from the pages of history. Presenter appears in period costume.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 2021 (Tuesdays) 1:00–3:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Computer Lab, Room C-104 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Don Klein

In this four-session course, learn to find your way around the latest version of the PowerPoint presentation software and to use PowerPoint effectively to create presentations that are both entertaining and informative. Learn to create unique presentations using your own elements of good design. Prior computer knowledge/skills is recommended. Participants who are new to PowerPoint and those who are familiar with the software are welcome. All in-class equipment is provided. Maximum of 18 participants.

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Great Adaptations: Books into Films: Never Judge a Book by Its Film October 21, November 18, December 16, 2021; January 13, February 17, March 10, April 21, May 12, 2022 (Thursdays) 1:00–4:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 OR Zoom Member: $125 | Non-Member: $150 Peer Leader: Dr. Jean Fielden

One of the Institute’s most popular offerings, Great Adaptations has expanded from 20th century novels to include film adaptations of non-fiction and biographical books. Enjoy reading a great book each month and then come together on the meeting dates to discuss the book, view the film, and compare and contrast the book with the film. Selections are purposely chosen to include an eclectic variety of books, classical and contemporary, concerning interpersonal relationships that first and foremost will inspire stimulating discussion. This popular offering is limited to 14 participants in person, 16 for Zoom participants. All books are available for loan at local libraries or purchase on the internet. October 21: Proved Innocent and/or In the Name of the Father by Gerry Conlon, 1990. 256 pp.; movie In the Name of the Father 1992 with Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, true story November 18: The Dig: A Novel Based on True Events by John Preston. 2007, 272 pp.; movie 2021 with Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan December 16: The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 by W. Szpolman, 1994, 224 pp.; movie 2002, true story January 13: We Die Alone: A WW II Epic of Escape and Endurance by David Howarth, 2016, a true story, 240 pp.; movie 2017 The 12th Man February 17: The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher, 1987, 656 pp.; movie 1989 with Angela Lansbury March 10: A River Runs Through It: A Novel of the American West by Norman Maclean, 1972, 240 pp.; movie 1996 with Brad Pitt, based on a true story April 21: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty, 2012, 416 pp.; movie 2019 with Elizabeth McGovern May 12: My Left Foot by Christy Brown. 1987. 199 pp.; movie 1989 with Daniel Day-Lewis, nominated for 8 Oscars, won 4 including best picture and best adaptation

Fall Prevention Awareness October 25, 2021 (Monday) 10:00–11:00 a.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Maureen McCarthy

Join us in recognizing Fall Prevention Awareness. This presentation highlights helpful information to prevent falls, discusses fall hazards in the home and community, and shares fall statistics classified by local community. Balance testing is provided (for those interested) and demonstrations of exercises that strengthen the muscles needed to help prevent falls and improve balance.

The U.S. Constitution: A Primer (for Those Who Forgot Civics) October 27, 2021 (Wednesday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: Bill Ingui

“We the people …” don’t know the U.S. Constitution. Several surveys derive close to the same results when asking Americans about our government; about 75% can’t name the three branches of government; 37% can’t name any of the rights in the First Amendment; 62% do not know the length of Congressional terms of office; and just under 50% know that the Constitution establishes separation of powers. This class looks at elements of the U.S. Constitution, including the Preamble, Articles (emphasizing I, II, and III), concepts of checks and balances, separation of powers and federalism, the Bill of Rights and other amendments, key Supreme Court decisions, the election process and Electoral College. Each participant receives supporting materials, including their own pocket Constitution.

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Food for Thought October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2021 (Wednesdays) 1:30–3:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Member: $40 | Non-Member: $65 Peer Leader: Ned Schwartz

Food for Thought is an active discussion group that aims to tackle complex questions from varying philosophical perspectives. Based on the Socrates Café Model, people from varying backgrounds gather to discuss their philosophical viewpoints of the questions based on their own unique experiences. These non-confrontational sessions are moderator-led, and questions are generated from participants. Maximum of 12 participants.

Economic Elements and Issues in Modern Societies November 1, 8, 15, 29, 2021 (Mondays) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Member: $45 | Non-Member: $70 Peer Leader: Don Larson

Examine and discuss the social issues of inequality, individual liberty, common good and destiny risk.

Meditation and Mindfulness— Vero Beach November 2, 9, 16, 30, 2021 (Tuesdays) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Member: $45 | Non-Member: $70 Peer Leader: Katherine Geddes Lovkay

Meditation traditionally involves focusing on one specially chosen thought, word or sensation, allowing distractions to pass without getting involved in them. Mindfulness involves applying that meditative focus to whatever you’re doing at the moment. When living mindfully, you fully experience the moments of your life because you’re not preoccupied or lost in thought. This course provides an introduction to the basics and benefits of meditation as a focused practice, and mindfulness as a way to apply that focus in everyday living.

Your Music, Your History: Post 1945 November 3, 2021 (Wednesday) 2:00–3:30 p.m. Richardson Center, Auditorium Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leaders: Bill Ingui and Collette Loo

The music you grew up with takes center stage in a class that features singing along with the musicians and presenters, Bill Ingui and Collette Loo. See the photographs and hear the stories about the music you hummed along to in your elementary and secondary school years and the time growing up during the post-World War II era, through the 1950s and 60s, right up to the music we hear today. Can you remember “Rock Around the Clock,” “Take It Easy,” or performers like Pat Boone, John Denver or the Eagles? Everyone leaves with the lyrics to songs and clip notes about the composers and/or performers, and the history we lived through. Come join the fun.

Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Vero Beach (Field Trip) November 12, 2021 (Friday) 12:45–3:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Indian River County Courthouse, 2000 16th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Member: $30 | Non-Member: $55 Peer Leader: Joan Edwards

Join us for a two-hour walking tour through downtown Vero Beach. Begin in front of the courthouse with a 20-minute introduction and timeline of the city’s history. Then walk throughout downtown, stopping at old buildings, including those on the Historic Registry. Learn fun facts such as the changing of the county’s name, the Cuban-American baseball team, the threat of the mosquito in our history, the WWII era and the city’s personalities—past and present.

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Understanding the Middle East December 7, 14, 2021 (Tuesdays) 1:30–3:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Members: $35 | Non-Members: $60 Peer Leader: Dr. James F. Miskel

Events in the Middle East have had and will continue to have substantial effects on international stability and the global economy. Since the end of World War II, the region has had more than its share of wars, civil wars, civil disturbances, human rights abuses and terrorism. The region also has had more than its share of social divisions and ineffective governance. This course helps participants better understand the trends and issues affecting the Middle East and how events there affect neighboring regions and the U.S. Maximum of 18 participants. Session 1: What is the Middle East: geographically, ethnically, religiously, ideologically and economically? What tensions divide Middle Eastern countries and societies? What are the flashpoints in Middle Eastern relations with the rest of the world? Session 2: The most important issues today—what the U.S. can and cannot do about them, including the Arab-Israeli issue, Arab-Iranian tensions, regional civil wars, Iran and nuclear proliferation.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Apple—It’s a Band December 13, 2021 (Monday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Auditorium Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Michael Hageloh

Speaker Michael Hageloh spent 22 years with Apple, starting as a systems engineer before becoming a rainmaker, surviving the company’s near bankruptcy, living the return of Steve and premiering the “i” products. Since leaving Apple’s band, he has taken decidedly different gigs—jam sessions, if you will—with entrepreneurial startups in need of rhythm, story and performance. A onetime disco drummer, Michael is a high-spirited speaker, beat-ahead thinker and charismatic mentor. Come and hear some great stories about the world’s most profitable company, and you’ll see why music matters.

History of Christmas Music December 15, 2021 (Wednesday) 2:00–3:30 p.m. Richardson Center, Auditorium Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leaders: Bill Ingui and Collette Loo

We have all experienced singing “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Baby” or “Jingle Bells,” or have participated in a church service or concert to sing “Oh, Holy Night,” “Silent Night” or “Angels We Have Heard on High,” but do you know the history of the songs? Which ones came from a subway visit to New York City or a contest at Montgomery Ward? Which songs drew on music that is more than 300 years old? Who are the composers or performers? Best of all, can you join in with presenters, Bill Ingui and Collette Loo, to sing the music of the season? Everyone leaves with the lyrics to songs and clip notes about the music. Come celebrate the season in song.

John James Audubon: The Making of an American January 12, 2022 (Wednesday) 1:00–2:30 p.m. Richardson Center, Auditorium Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Robert Hall

Audubon’s story is one of triumph over adversity. His accomplishment is destined for the ages. He encapsulates the spirit of the young America, when the wilderness was limitless and beguiling. Audubon is one of our nation’s legendary patriots. He sought after and discovered what our great nation was offering in its freedom of expression and adventure. He gave back to his country a historical monument with his creation of “The Birds of America.” Join us to learn more about his life story and works.

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Understanding the Middle East January 18, 25, 2022 (Tuesdays) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Members: $35 | Non-Members: $60 Peer Leader: Dr. James F. Miskel

Events in the Middle East have had and will continue to have substantial effects on international stability and the global economy. Since the end of World War II, the region has had more than its share of wars, civil wars, civil disturbances, human rights abuses and terrorism. The region also has had more than its share of social divisions and ineffective governance. This course helps participants better understand the trends and issues affecting the Middle East and how events there affect neighboring regions and the U.S. Maximum of 18 participants. Session 1: What is the Middle East: geographically, ethnically, religiously, ideologically and economically? What tensions divide Middle Eastern countries and societies? What are the flashpoints in Middle Eastern relations with the rest of the world? Session 2: The most important issues today—what the U.S. can and cannot do about them, including the Arab-Israeli issue, Arab-Iranian tensions, regional civil wars, Iran and nuclear proliferation.

1066 and All That: The Celts to the Tudors January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022 (Tuesdays) 1:30–3:30 p.m. Richardson Center, Auditorium Member: $75 | Non-Member: $100 Peer Leader: Dr. Benjamin Taggie

This course explores a historical panorama of England from the Celts to the Tudors. It looks at the Celts, Romans and Scots who came from Ireland; King Arthur and his table (the famous Round one); Angles and Saxons, Vikings, Normans; William the Conqueror and his Battle at Hastings, and the Bayeux Tapestry that tells the story; King John and the Magna Carta (when we thought it was established that no one was above the law); the Hundred Years’ War (that really lasted 116 years); Chaucer’s merry Wife of Bath and the not so merry wives of Henry VIII; the War of the Roses (that wasn’t so rosy); and finally the question of the ages: Did Shakespeare give Richard III his hump?

Beginning Mah Jongg January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2022 (Mondays) 1:00–3:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Computer Lab, Room C-104 Member: $50 | Non-Member: $75 Peer Leader: Patricia Blossom

Mah Jongg is a game of both skill and good fortune that originated in China many centuries ago. For decades, westerners have been delighting in the fun and challenge of the game. This four-week course provides players with the necessary basics to enjoy the game while having fun along the way. Minimum of 4 participants; maximum of 8 participants.

New Year, New You! A Blueprint for Behavior Change January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2022 (Mondays) 1:00–3:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Member: $60 | Non-Member: $85 Peer Leader: Dr. Thomas Bach

How do you change behavior? How do you increase success in accomplishing goals? Have you ever had a goal you wanted to achieve, but got lost along the way? You can’t change your behavior or achieve a goal without a plan. You can’t change anyone else’s behavior without their commitment, involvement and action plan. • •

“Think you can, think you can’t: either way you’ll be right.”—Henry Ford “If a goal isn’t written down, it isn’t a goal—it’s a wish. Occasionally wishes come true, but not as often as goals.”—Paul R. Timm, Ph.D., Psychologist

Learn about and implement a Blueprint Model that has been successfully used for individuals and for organizations. This Blueprint for Action template provides a set of development tools that is mission critical for getting yourself from here to there. Action planning, at its best, is both an analytical process and emotional/ motivational process. This action-planning methodology is built around a motivating platform that does everything possible to give you the psychological tools required to hardwire self-discipline and tenacity into your plans—the two behavioral factors that are essential to successful goal achievement. Find out about, and successfully use, the six steps to make genuine self-development happen. www.irscfoundation.org | 772-462-7880 | 13


The Worst of Rodgers and Hammerstein January 26, February 2, 9, 2022 (Wednesdays) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Richardson Center, Auditorium Member: $50 | Non-Member: $75 Peer Leader: Herb Hinkle, Esq.

Do you love the rousing songs of Oklahoma! and South Pacific, or the lilting music of Carousel? Sorry, none of that here. This course is about really big R&H flops: Allegro, Me and Juliet and Pipe Dream. How about when Rodgers teamed up with Sheldon Harnick of Fiddler on the Roof fame in a creative marriage made in heaven to write what? Rex, another huge flop. Jerry Herman and Hello Dolly!? Not this time—it’s Mack and Mabel. Allen J. Lerner and My Fair Lady? Nope, make it Carmelina. We’ll ask Stephen Sondheim to send in the clowns but only if they’re part of Merrily We Roll Along, or in his failed collaboration with Rodgers: Do I Hear a Waltz? But don’t despair, there will be plenty of comparisons with the hits and a lot of interesting background information. Plus, most of the flops are fascinating, and at least one is a topnotch musical. You’ll have to take the course to find out which.

Psychological Trauma as Depicted in Film January 28, February 4, 18, 25, 2022 (Fridays) Films begin at 1:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Auditorium Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: Iris Madison

In this film series, explore different types of psychological trauma as depicted in film during diverse decades. Explore the effects of traumatic experiences on individuals and societies in order to better understand both the small and long reaching consequences of trauma on individuals, families and societies. Also examine individual coping skills, psychiatric diagnosis and treatment possibilities. You are encouraged to participate in a guided discussion after each movie that focuses on the specific traumatic events presented in each film. January 28: The Fisher King (1991) directed by Terry Gilliam, 137 minutes February 4: Sleepers (1996) directed by Barry Levinson, 147 minutes February 18: The White Ribbon (2009) directed by Michael Haneke, 144 minutes February 25: The Woman in the Window (2021) directed by Joe Wright, 100 minutes

Conversational Spanish with a Modern Twist I February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 2022 (Tuesdays) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Richardson Center, Auditorium Member: $75 | Non-Member: $100 Peer Leader: Donna Green

Whether you are a beginner in Spanish or have previously studied the language, this course offers a logical approach where everything falls quickly into place. By combining active and participatory class activities along with textbook exercises and practice through the app, participants become comfortable with speaking, reading and writing, and can quite easily use their Spanish skills in just a few weeks.

Food For Thought February 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022 (Tuesdays) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Member: $40 | Non-Member: $65 Peer Leader: Ned Schwartz

Food For Thought is an active discussion group that aims to tackle complex questions from varying philosophical perspectives. Based on the Socrates Café Model, people from varying backgrounds gather to discuss their philosophical viewpoints of the questions based on their own unique experiences. These non-confrontational sessions are moderator-led, and questions are generated from participants. Maximum of 12 participants.

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The Spanish app, available for both Apple and Android devices, offers portability for practice and travel. Participants must bring their device to class. The app will be downloaded during the initial class meeting. Take it wherever you go. The goal is to have fun and enjoy using Spanish everywhere it is needed! The textbook is provided. Maximum of 20 participants.


Sharing Your Treasures through Writing February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022 (Wednesdays) 1:00–3:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Member: $45 | Non-Member: $70 Peer Leader: Dr. Kathryn Den Houter

While in class (1) Dig for treasure—find your story and your writer’s voice, (2) Organize the treasure—learn to apply the elements of a good story, (3) Map out the treasure hunt—understand the power of a good plot, (4) Characterize the people on your treasure hunt—learn how to develop memorable characters and (5) Put the glitter on the gold—understand the use of multi-sensory descriptions in your writing. Maximum of 8 participants.

Medicare 101: Help for Those New to Medicare February 3, 2022 (Thursday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Amanda Kulics

The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the Area Agency on Aging to bring Florida SHINE programs to our members. This program is designed to assist those who are new to Medicare and covers topics that include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Supplement Insurance Policies and Medicare Prescription Drug Low-income Subsidy Programs. All information shared is aimed at helping attendees make informed decisions and is presented from an unbiased point of view.

Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour (Field Trip) March 4, 2022 (Friday) 3:30–5:30 p.m. OR March 9, 2022 (Wednesday) 3:30–5:30 p.m. Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963 (Wabasso) Member: $35 | Non-Member: $35 Peer Leader: Joan Edwards

This two-hour narrated boat tour by Joan Edwards features Pelican Island, the first Wildlife Refuge in America. Explore and discuss the ecology of the Indian River Lagoon. The tour departs from the Environmental Learning Center, and guests are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to complete a required waiver. Maximum of 12 participants.

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries March 7, 2022 (Monday) 1:30–3:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Member: $15 | Non-Member: $40 Peer Leader: Emily “Emma” Dietrich

Celebrate Florida archaeology by learning what archaeology is and, importantly, what it is not! This educational and entertaining talk focuses on the misuse and abuse of Florida’s past. Considering historical and modern-day examples, discuss the many ways “belief in nonsense can be dangerous.”

The Journey of Jonathan Dickinson March 11, 2022 (Friday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Auditorium Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: George Blythe

From Port Royal, Jamaica in 1696, through uncharted territory and a ship wreck in Jupiter, Florida, Jonathan Dickinson, a young man raised on a plantation, led 25 souls on a 190-mile track to safety past St. Augustine, on to Charles Town, and finally to Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, Dickinson prospered in business and government, and his journal of the experience was chosen by the Quakers to be reprinted in five languages and distributed both in the Colonies and Europe. Join us to hear the story of “Treasure Coast’s Earliest English Tourist”!

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Conversational Spanish with a Modern Twist II March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 2022 (Tuesdays) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Richardson Center, Auditorium Member: $55 | Non-Member: $80 Peer Leader: Donna Green

Participants in this course should have studied the Spanish language at one time or resided in a Spanish-speaking area. It offers a logical approach combining active and participatory class activities along with textbook exercises and app practice that helps participants become more comfortable with understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish. In just a few weeks, participants will be able to quite easily use their skills. The following grammar areas should be familiar to participants: basic nouns, articles and adjectives; forms and uses of estar, ser and hay; interrogatives; days of the week; months of the year; intonation in statements, questions and exclamations; numbers up to 1,000,000 and telling time. The Spanish app, available for both Apple and Android devices, offers portability for practice and travel. Participants must bring their device to class. The app will be downloaded during the initial class meeting. Take it wherever you go. The goal is to have fun and enjoy using Spanish everywhere it is needed! The textbook is provided. Maximum of 20 participants.

Law and Literature: Justice and Injustice—The Law as a Willing Accomplice of Intolerance March 22, 29, April 5, 2022 (Tuesdays) 1:30–3:30 p.m. Richardson Center, Auditorium Member: $50 | Non-Member: $75 Peer Leaders: Herb Hinkle, Esq. and Dr. Benjamin Taggie

Mystery in Our Midst—Understanding the Legacy of Laura (Riding) Jackson in Indian River County March 30, 2022 (Wednesday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Auditorium Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Louise Kennedy

A Look at Effective Communication April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022 (Fridays) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Member: $50 | Non-Member: $75 Peer Leader: Michal Andries

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The course explores the historical context of some of the most infamous and violent acts of intolerance known to Western Civilization. We look at the prosecution of the Cathars in Medieval France, origins of the Inquisition, expulsion of the Jews, Muslims and Moriscos from 15–17th century Spain, and persecutions of the Conversos. These medieval examples of intolerance culminate with the atrocities of Nazi Germany. All are examples of the law being used as an instrument of intolerance. We examine the operation of the Inquisition along with Nuremberg Trials, and the conceptual difficulties of trying evil on such a colossal scale. We also discuss the work of two authors, Cervantes and Shakespeare, who humanized contemporary victims of intolerance in Don Quixote, The Merchant of Venice (in the great trial scene) and Othello. Though Laura (Riding) Jackson was a highly recognized writer and a major influence on the Modernist Movement, she remains largely unknown. There has been a flurry of interest in the academic world of late, and more and more people are studying her writing all around the world. Laura spent the last 50 years of her life in Indian River County, and yet few local people know about her life and work. The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is committed to honoring her legacy by sharing her work, allowing people access to her historic home, and nurturing writers of all ages. This presentation gives insight into Laura, her work and her life in Vero Beach, and culminates in a visit to her historic home now located on the Mueller Campus of IRSC.

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”—George Bernard Shaw Human beings are distinct with our highly developed communication system. Unfortunately, every medal has two sides and comes with difficulties as well as advantages. Our communication technology is very progressive. Nevertheless, it doesn’t always make it easier to understand each other. Lack of communication to and between employees became the number one reason that people quit their job. It leads to suspicion and resentment, breeds uncertainty and doubt, and makes it also the number one reason for couples to divorce (65 percent), followed by people’s inability to resolve conflict. This course explores (1) communication styles, (2) negative self-talk, (3) love languages, (4) conflict resolution and (5) apology languages.


Foreign Film Series—Vero Beach April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022 (Fridays) Films begin at 1:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Auditorium Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Alicemarie Donohue

Films featured in this year’s Vero Beach foreign film series center around life’s human dilemmas and involve the interplay between actions and conscience. These four films have been either nominated for, or earned, a 21st-century Academy Award. Maximum of 20 participants.

Local Treasures: History and Environment of Our Coastal Areas April 19, 26, May 3, 2022 (Tuesdays) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Room C-103 Member: $40 | Non-Member: $65 Peer Leader: Jenifer Mina

This three-part course introduces several unique aspects of our local history and environment.

April 1: Katyn (Poland, 2007) directed by Andrzej Wajda, 121 minutes April 8: The Barbarian Invasions (Canada, 2004) directed by Denys Arcand, 99 minutes April 15: The Lives of Others (Germany, 2006) directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 138 minutes April 22: Buen Dia Ramon (Mexico/Germany, 2014) directed by Jorge Ramirez Suarez, 120 minutes

Session 1: Discuss lost Native American tribes of Florida, with a focus on the AIS tribe, who lived along the Treasure Coast. Sample native tools and implements. Explore the importance and unique ecotone of the Indian River Lagoon. Session 2: Learn more about our beaches through discussion and examination of shells, sea beans and other unique beach finds. Session 3: Take a field trip to the Environmental Learning Center in Wabasso. Discuss the shared facts and see examples of the local habitat. The group walks into a rare mangrove swamp during a guided nature walk.

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It’s Medicare Annual Election Time, Now What? October 4, 2021 (Monday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Amanda Kulics

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The Medicare Open Enrollment Period can be a stressful time—plans change, new plans are introduced, and some plans become inactive. The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the Area Agency on Aging to bring this Florida SHINE program to our members. Medicare and insurance information shared is aimed at helping attendees make informed decisions and is presented from an unbiased point of view.

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Beginning Mah Jongg October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2021 (Wednesdays) 1:00–3:00 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $50 | Non-Member: $75 Peer Leader: Claire Quaglieri

Mah Jongg is a game of both skill and good fortune that originated in China many centuries ago. For decades, westerners have been delighting in the fun and challenge of the game. This five-week course provides players with the necessary basics to enjoy the game while having fun along the way. Minimum of 4 participants; maximum of 8 participants.

Fall Prevention Awareness October 25, 2021 (Monday) 1:00–2:00 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-201 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Maureen McCarthy

Join us in recognizing Fall Prevention Awareness. This presentation highlights helpful information to prevent falls, discusses fall hazards in the home and community, and shares fall statistics classified by local community. Balance testing is provided (for those interested) and demonstrations of exercises that strengthen the muscles needed to help prevent falls and improve balance.

The Forever War: America’s Endless Fight to End Islamic Extremism in Afghanistan November 8, 15, 2021 (Mondays) 2:00–4:00 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $35 | Non-Member: $60 Peer Leader: Dr. Alexander Shelby

This presentation covers the history of America’s endless fight in Afghanistan and how the United States planned to end Islamic terrorism in that country. It also explores why the war is America’s longest war. Covering the period from Soviet invasion in 1979 to September 11, 2021, when President Joe Biden declared he would withdraw from the country, it examines the human cost and toll the war has had on the lives of Afghans and Americans alike.

“Novel” History November 17, December 15, 2021; January 12, February 16, March 9, 2022 (Wednesdays) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-122 Member: $45 | Non-Member: $70 Peer Leader: Susan Kelly

Take a historical fact. Now write an entertaining novel around that. This list of books does just that. Maximum of 15 participants.

Nurture Your Nature Photography Skills November 29, December 6, 13, 2021 (Mondays) 1:00–3:00 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-223 Member: $45 | Non-Member: $70 Peer Leader: John Nelson

November 17–Dead Wake by Erik Larson, 2016, 480 pp. The story of the sinking of the Lusitania and the event surrounding the sinking December 15–Krakatoa by Simeon Winchester, 2005, 464 pp. An account of the events surrounding the eruption and aftermath of 1883 volcano island of Krakatoa January 12–Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, 2014, 528 pp. A story of the survival of Louis Zamperini during WWII February 16–Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson, 2000, 323 pp. The story of events preceding, during, and after the 1900 Galveston hurricane March 9–The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore, 2017, 384 pp. The story of a battle to win the patent for inventing the light bulb and therefore control the right to power the country Peer Leader and Wildlife Videographer John Nelson has taught a number of courses on wildlife and nature photography through the University of Florida’s Florida Master Naturalist program. In this offering, John helps his students better understand how to use their digital cameras, the art of composition, exposure control, better focusing methods, lens selection, tripod usage, digital editing and much more. He also discusses the best places to find wildlife (especially birds) animal behavior and photography ethics. www.irscfoundation.org | 772-462-7880 | 19


Archaeology Field Day December 3, 2021 (Friday) 1:30–3:00 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $15 | Non-Member: $40 Peer Leader: Emily “Emma” Dietrich

Join us for a day of outdoor hands-on activities where we learn how ancient Floridians hunted, made pottery and utilized Florida’s natural resources for their daily life.

Garden Feature: The Art of Bonsai at Heathcote Botanical Gardens (Field Trip) January 5, 2022 (Wednesday) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Meet at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 Savannah Rd., Fort Pierce, FL 34982 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $25 Peer Leader: Tom Kehoe

This tour and lecture take you through the hidden gem that is Heathcote Botanical Gardens. Find out about the largest bonsai gallery on permanent display in North America. Spend time with the Bonsai curator and experience the Art of Bonsai in its creation. Tom Kehoe is the current Curator for 50 plus trees at the garden and worked directly under James Smith. Learn what a bonsai is, materials used and styling of a tree, and see examples from the garden! Venture throughout the garden to discover the seven featured garden rooms including the Japanese Garden, Reflection Garden, Rainforest Display, Community Garden, Children’s Garden, Palm Walk and the infamous Butterfly Walk! Join us for a morning of art, history, beauty and plant knowledge!

Seminole Wars: Their Causes and Controversies January 5, 2022 (Wednesday) 1:00–2:30 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: Dowling Watford, Jr.

This class focuses on the causes of the Seminole Wars and many of the controversial actions of the Wars. Emphasis is on the Battle of Okeechobee. Presenter dresses in period uniform, and shares a display of artifacts from the Seminole Wars, Battle of Okeechobee and Seminole Tribe.

Butterflies and Birds in Your Backyard January 7, 2022 (Friday) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: Diane Goldberg

This class introduces the idea of gardening to support birds, butterflies and other pollinators using native plants. The information helps gardeners learn to better protect waterways and reduce climate change while enjoying a colorful and wildlife-friendly garden.

The Difference between Hunger and Food Insecurity January 11, 2022 (Tuesday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Judith Cruz

Food is at the core of human survival—it can be at the heart of a family’s traditions and the key to one’s cultural identity. It has been at the source of war, conflict and devastation. Natural disasters can wipe out the food supply chain but what happens when you live in the largest economy in the world, where food is abundant and yet you may still go to bed hungry?

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Section 230: Does Truth Have a Future? January 19, 2022 (Wednesday) 10:30 a.m.—Noon Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: Dr. Stephen Kowel

The internet is pervasive. We live in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism. We are connected; we are observed; we are manipulated. Usually we are not even aware that our personal information is monetized and that our access is skewed by corporate algorithms. Fringe political organizations and foreign malefactors target us based on information sold or stolen. A few oligarchs at the top of Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter are in control of what billions of us see and hear. Section 230 is a Federal Communications rule that frees all internet service providers from liability for material on websites. Not only are they free from libel suits, they do not have to disclose the source of what they post, and they are free to arrange what we find when we search. Service providers will show you whatever keeps you on the site. We face a confrontation between freedom of speech and responsibility for defamation; between open access and hidden manipulation; between opportunity and attack. At the end of 2020, the president’s veto of the Defense Authorization Bill because it did not include the repeal of Section 230 was overridden by Congress. This issue will likely remain contentious and enter our national political dialogue. The current situation and possible remedies are discussed.

Community Spotlight: An Afternoon at the UDT-SEAL Museum (Field Trip) January 21, 2022 (Friday) 1:30–3:30 p.m. National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum: 3300 N. Hwy A1A, Fort Pierce, FL 34949 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $25 Peer Leader: Tom Juliano

The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce and invites members to spend an afternoon exploring the unique history of the Navy SEALs. This experience provides an inside look at the challenging training requirements of the SEALs and introduces participants to many unique facts about these elite units throughout history. A special canine demonstration tops off this experience. Participants may also take a self-guided tour through the museum.

Medicare 101: Help for Those New to Medicare January 25, 2022 (Tuesday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Amanda Kulics

The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the Area Agency on Aging to bring Florida SHINE programs to our members. This program is designed to assist those who are new to Medicare and covers topics that include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Supplement Insurance Policies and Medicare Prescription Drug Low-income Subsidy Programs. All information shared is aimed at helping attendees make informed decisions and is presented from an unbiased point of view.

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The Chips Are Down: How the Magic Happens January 26, 2022 (Wednesday) 10:30 a.m.–Noon Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: Dr. Stephen Kowel

The integrated circuit (IC) is the most consequential invention of the last 60 years. The microchip has created a revolution in how we work, learn, interact and entertain ourselves. Except for simple hand tools, every gadget we use utterly depends on it. The transistor led to the IC, which led to personal computers, computer-aided tomography, the internet, artificial intelligence, and the ubiquitous GPS-enabled phones that take photos and answer questions. The modern automobile has between 20 and 40 ICs, managing engine, brakes, safety systems, environmental controls, navigation and entertainment. Never before have we seen technology that has been adopted so broadly and rapidly, outstripping our ability to predict or manage the vulnerabilities threatening our national and personal security. Explore the historical development of the remarkable science and engineering behind this technology, appreciate the enormous benefits already in-hand and promised, but also consider the existential threats posed by artificial general intelligence and cyberattack. Topics: 1. What: The Transistor and the Remarkable Nanofabrication Technology Behind the Microchip 2. Where: The Microchip in Computers, Phones and Robots 3. How: The Internet of Sites and Things; The Connected World 4. The Existential Threats: Artificial General Intelligence In-Charge; Cyberattacks to Our Economy and Security

The Worst of Rodgers and Hammerstein January 26, February 2, 9, 2022 (Wednesdays) 1:30–3:30 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $50 | Non-Member: $75 Peer Leader: Herb Hinkle, Esq.

Do you love the rousing songs of Oklahoma! and South Pacific, or the lilting music of Carousel? Sorry, none of that here. This course is about really big R&H flops: Allegro, Me and Juliet and Pipe Dream. How about when Rodgers teamed up with Sheldon Harnick of Fiddler on the Roof fame in a creative marriage made in heaven to write what? Rex, another huge flop. Jerry Herman and Hello Dolly!? Not this time—it’s Mack and Mabel. Allen J. Lerner and My Fair Lady? Nope, make it Carmelina. We’ll ask Stephen Sondheim to send in the clowns but only if they’re part of Merrily We Roll Along, or in his failed collaboration with Rodgers: Do I Hear a Waltz? But don’t despair, there will be plenty of comparisons with the hits and a lot of interesting background information. Plus, most of the flops are fascinating, and at least one is a topnotch musical. You’ll have to take the course to find out which.

What Matters Most: Discussing Endof-Life Wishes February 2, 2022 (Wednesday) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Craig Perry

The COVID-19 pandemic was a wake-up call to people of all ages, ushering in a newfound urgency about advance care planning and the importance of talking about end-of-life wishes. What does this mean? Are you prepared to discuss what matters most with your loved ones? Learn why and how to communicate end-of-life wishes to those you love before a medical crisis. Craig Perry, community representative at Treasure Coast Hospice, leads a discussion about advance-care planning and advance directives. The interactive session encourages participants to reflect upon their wishes, preferences and choices regarding end-of-life healthcare decisions, including • Who would make your healthcare decisions if you are unable to do so? • What kind of medical care would you want or not want if faced with a serious illness? • What comfort measures will be important to you at the end of life? • What type of memorial service or celebration of life do you want?

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Opening Up with Improv February 4, 2022 (Friday) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Wynne Black Box Theatre Member: $30 | Non-Member: $55 Peer Leader: Alexander Nathan Kanter

If you’ve ever enjoyed TV shows like Whose Line is it Anyway?, Match Game or Hollywood Squares, come learn how much fun it can be to play around with improvisational theatre. Through games and activities, we learn to think on our feet, listen and react to one another in real time, and create dynamic characters and short-form scenarios without ever reading or writing a script. This two-hour exploratory workshop helps participants lower their inhibitions, express themselves and get in touch with their inner stand-up comedians. Most importantly, we all allow ourselves a good laugh, which is more needed now than ever.

Grief and Loss: Coping with the Loss of a Loved One February 11, 2022 (Friday) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leaders: Laura Morgan and Jacki Nardone

Treasure Coast Hospice Grief Counselors Laura Morgan, LMFT, and Jacki Nardone, LCSW, provide an interactive opportunity to discuss and share knowledge about grief and loss. The session helps participants identify healthy coping skills and shares valuable information for those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one.

The War That Nearly Destroyed America February 16, 23, March 2, 2022 (Wednesdays) 1:00–3:00 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $45 | Non-Member: $70 Peer Leader: Keith Lyons

It’s been called the Civil War, the War Between the States, The War to Preserve the Union, The Second War of Independence and The War of Northern Aggression, among others, depending upon one’s point of view. Regardless of title it was far and away the costliest war in lives lost of all of America’s wars. What were the actual causes for this conflict, and could the war have been prevented? Join us as we examine the political and social climate in the years preceding the conflict, and learn how the issues of the period drove the nation to war.

Little Countries, Big Impacts February 17 and March 10, 2022 (Thursdays) 1:30–3:30 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Y-122 Members: $35 | Non-Members: $60 Peer Leader: David Kapell

Our attention has habitually been directed towards major nations in the world because events within their borders often have had large effects on our own country. Thus, we tend to give short shrift to smaller countries that are equally interesting, although not as important to us geopolitically. Some of these nations have been or currently are the scene of immense violence by their own governments against segments of their own countrymen, and others are playing an ever more important role on the international scene. Many have a stimulating history and fascinating cultures. This year the focus is on Ethiopia and Myanmar. Both are in the news today because of internal activities of their national military forces, and in the case of the former, what may be a harbinger of things to come globally in the long anticipated “water-wars,” conflicts sparked by increasingly stressed global hydrological resources. This course examines the past and present roles of these countries in the world. It looks back on their topography, history, religions, cuisine and culture, and forward to their influence on the future, and by extension on us.

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Foreign Film Series—Fort Pierce February 25, March 4, 11, 25, 2022 (Fridays) Films begin at 1:00 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leaders: Alicemarie Donohue and David Kapell

Films featured in this year’s foreign film series center around life’s human dilemmas and involve the interplay between actions and conscience. These four award-winning films span from 1997 through the present. Maximum of 25 participants. February 25: Cold War (Poland, 2018) directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, 89 minutes March 4: Budha Singh: Born to Run (India, 2016) directed by Soumendra Padhi, 112 minutes March 11: Retablo (Peru, 2017) directed by Alvaro Delgado Aparicio, 101 minutes March 25: Life Is Beautiful (Italy, 1997) directed by Roberto Benigni, 116 minutes

Meditation and Mindfulness— Fort Pierce March 1, 8, 22, 29, 2022 (Tuesdays) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-201 Member: $45 | Non-Member: $70 Peer Leader: Katherine Geddes Lovkay

Meditation traditionally involves focusing on one specially chosen thought, word or sensation, allowing distractions to pass without getting involved in them. Mindfulness involves applying that meditative focus to whatever you’re doing at the moment. When living mindfully, you fully experience the moments of your life because you’re not preoccupied or lost in thought. This course provides an introduction to the basics and benefits of meditation as a focused practice, and mindfulness as a way to apply that focus in everyday living.

Basic Investments for Everybody March 21, 28, 2022 (Mondays) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: John C. Hosler

Would you like to learn more about basic types of investments? This course covers everything from bank accounts (time versus demand accounts) to CDs to stocks and bonds, mutual funds, annuities, derivatives and more. We cover everything from what are corporations, to what is stock ownership to what are types of orders, to stock options, to all kinds of acronyms, stock exchanges, regulations, etc. We also cover items such as mutual funds, annuities (fixed and variable), to what is the Fed and what do they do and what does a stock exchange do and are there others beyond the NYSE (hint—yes). We also talk about risk tolerance and risk attitude.

Seniors vs Crime March 23, 2022 (Wednesday) 1:00–2:00 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Martin Jacobson

The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the Seniors vs Crime program to bring this informative presentation to our members. The Seniors vs Crime program was established in 1989 as part of a task force created by the Florida Attorney General’s Office dealing with senior citizen crime victimization. To date, this program has recovered over $30 million dollars for seniors who have been victimized. The program operates 38 offices throughout the state of Florida with local offices in Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, and their services are free. This session introduces participants to available services, and how to utilize them.

Spotlight: Robotics: Thinking, Hearing and Vision March 25, 2022 (Friday) 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Kight Center for Emerging Technologies, Room V-116H Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Paul Godfrey

This Spotlight showcases the IRSC Robotics program. The presentation explores how Robots “think, hear and see” and looks at how modern robotic systems are able to “do” these human-like activities. Watch in real time how a neural network system learns to recognize different colors. Finally, manipulate simple robotic systems in the lab, and control a real robotic arm. Lunch is provided following the presentation. Maximum of 20 participants.

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From Stage to Screen: Two ModernDay Morality Plays March 31, 2022 (Thursday) 7:00 p.m. Wynne Black Box Theatre Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Alexander Nathan Kanter

In collaboration with the Digital Media and E-Learning departments, IRSC Performing Arts Theatre students create entirely filmed adaptations of two avant-garde American one-act plays—The Game by Louise Bryant and The Beggar and the King by Winthrop Parkhurst. The premiere screening of these films is followed by live performances (by the same casts) and a talkback between the actors, creative team and audience.

The Biology of Perception April 4, 2022 (Monday) 10:00-11:30 a.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $20 | Non-Member: $45 Peer Leader: Dr. Bill Jensen

This lecture discusses the biology of perception, and is based on a book by author Dr. Bruce Lipton—a former medical school professor and research scientist. Dr. Lipton’s experiments, and that of other leading-edge scientists, have examined in great detail the processes by which cells receive information. The implications of this research radically changed our understanding of life. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. The talk dives into the research findings.

Spotlight: Unlocking the IRSC Archives: A Special Tour of a Century’s Worth of History April 6, 2022 (Wednesday) 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Miley Library Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leaders: Angie Neely-Sardon and Mia Tignor

In Spring 2020, IRSC secured a permanent loan of more than a century of TCPalm’s archival newspaper collection. These bound volumes provide an amazing snapshot into the history of Martin and St. Lucie counties through the daily and weekly newspapers published throughout the area. This session includes an exclusive “behind the scenes” peek at the collection, where librarians Mia Tignor and Angie Neely-Sardon provide a special tour and short presentation of the archives, and plenty of time to explore the collection at your leisure. Lunch is enjoyed with the faculty librarians after the presentation.

The History of Hurricanes in Florida April 7, 2022 (Thursday) 1:30–3:00 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $15 | Non-Member: $40 Peer Leader: Emily “Emma” Dietrich

Over 75 hurricanes have made landfall along Florida’s East coast since the beginning of systematic recording in 1851. Join us in learning about the history of hurricane tracking and some of the major storms to devastate our coastline.

History and Identification of Fine Art Prints April 13, 2022 (Wednesday) 1:30–3:00 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $20 | Non-Member: $45 Peer Leader: Tom Prestopnik

Discovering the exciting world of collecting fine art prints, learning the history of such and experiencing a chance to produce a silk screen print is available for all attendees who participate in this workshop. Discussing the history and being able to identify etchings, lithographs, monotypes, relief prints, intaglios, silk screen prints, etc., is presented in an easy to understand lesson. The follow up is a chance for each participant to pull a silk screen print of their own as a memento of the class.

Easy Care with Florida Native Plants April 22, 2022 (Friday) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: Diane Goldberg

This presentation discusses the advantages of planting Florida natives, defining native species and helping participants distinguish Florida native species from exotic species. Native plant samples are offered as take-home giveaways.

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Summer Film Series 2022 May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022 (Thursdays) Films begin at 1:30 p.m. Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $25 Peer Leaders: Kendra Auberry, Alexis Carlson, Sara Johnson, Angie NeelySardon, Mia Tignor, Brett Williams

Join the IRSC Librarians for a unique film series featuring six films that explore the theme of personal relationships. Watch and discuss the following films: May 19: Knives Out (2019) directed by Rian Johnson, 130 minutes May 26: Grey Gardens (1975) directed by Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Muffie Meyer, 95 minutes June 2: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) directed by Robert Benton, 105 minutes June 9: Little Women (2019) directed by Greta Gerwig, 135 minutes June 16: Room (2015) directed by Lenny Abrahamson, 118 minutes June 23: Mama Mia (2018) directed by Ol Parker, 114 minutes

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Genealogy: Building Your Family Tree October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 2021 (Tuesdays) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Library, Computer Lab, Room J-134 Member: $35 | Non-Member: $60 Peer Leader: Paul Hendee

This series introduces participants to genealogy and centers on how to build a family tree. It includes and reviews the creation of a tree on the internet genealogy platform—WikiTree. Participants learn to search for lost Ancestors using WikiTree sources, the Library version of Ancestry, Family Search, Fold3 for Military searches and many other resources. Discuss genealogical home applications Mac, PC, tablets and phones, and local and remote genealogical organizations. The course wraps up with each participant exporting a personal GEDCOM from WikiTree.

Fall Prevention Awareness October 29, 2021 (Friday) 10:00–11:00 a.m. Schreiber Conference Center, Danny Miller Classroom, Room D-108 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Maureen McCarthy

Join us in recognizing Fall Prevention Awareness. This presentation highlights helpful information to prevent falls, discusses fall hazards in the home and community, and shares fall statistics classified by local community. Balance testing is provided (for those interested) and demonstrations of exercises that strengthen the muscles needed to help prevent falls and improve balance.

iPhone Basics January 20, 27, February 3, 2022 (Thursdays) 1:30–3:30 p.m. Library, Computer Lab, Room J-134 Member: $45 | Non-Member: $70 Peer Leader: Barbee Kiker

Master the basics of the iPhone. Organize and evaluate your apps. Search for lost apps. Identify the status icons. Access the Control Center. Learn phone and texting tips. Set up conference calls. Close Safari tabs. Set Bookmarks in Safari. Let Siri be your assistant. Participants must bring their fully charged iPhone to class. iPhone is an Apple product; the class is not for other smartphones. iPhones must be running the latest operating system (IOS 14.5.1, as of May 2021.) Maximum of 15 participants.

Medicare 101: Help for Those New to Medicare January 25, 2022 (Tuesday) 1:00–2:30 p.m. Schreiber Conference Center, Danny Miller Classroom, Room D-108 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Amanda Kulics

The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the Area Agency on Aging to bring Florida SHINE programs to our members. This program is designed to assist those who are new to Medicare and covers topics that include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Supplement Insurance Policies and Medicare Prescription Drug Low-income Subsidy Programs. All information shared is aimed at helping attendees make informed decisions and is presented from an unbiased point of view.

WWII: Letters from Grandparents I Never Met February 21, 2022 (Monday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Schreiber Conference Center, Danny Miller Classroom, Room D-108 Member: $20 | Non-Member: $45 Peer Leader: Rabbi Michael Meyerstein

Join us as Peer Leader Rabbi Michael Meyerstein shares his personal family story. His grandparents urged his father, then 18, to flee Nazi Germany on April 27, 1939, and go to London where he lived during the blitzkrieg years. Both he and Michael’s grandparents expected they would one day be reunited after war’s end. Instead, they were sent to a concentration camp and murdered. Between April 27, 1939 and November 10, 1941, Michael’s grandparents sent his father more than 400 pages of handwritten letters describing their ordeal and descent to unimaginable poverty, enduring fear and emotional devastation. This presentation reveals their tragic story as they wrote it in their own words through these letters.

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Bridge to Healing: Finding Strength to Cope with Illness February 23, 2022 (Wednesday) 10:30 a.m.–Noon Schreiber Conference Center, Danny Miller Classroom, Room D-108 Member: $20 | Non-Member: $45 Peer Leader: Israela Meyerstein

A Yiddish proverb states: “A small hole in the body produces a greater hole in the soul.” Serious medical illness presents challenges to patients, family members and the healthcare professionals who treat them. Even navigating the high-tech medical system can be confusing and stressful to patients and their families. This workshop shows patients and those who care for them how to develop a “practical spiritual toolbox” to help sustain one’s spirits and cope during illness.

iPhone—Camera and Photos February 24, March 3, 10, 2022 (Thursdays) 1:30–3:30 p.m. Library, Computer Lab, Room J-134 Member: $45 | Non-Member: $70 Peer Leader: Barbee Kiker

Learn to take better photos with your iPhone by utilizing all those icons. Learn the available editing features. Organize your photos into albums. Learn ways to share your photos. Participants must bring their fully charged iPhone to class. iPhone is an Apple product; the class is not for other smartphones. iPhones must be running the latest operating system (IOS 14.5.1, as of May 2021.) Maximum of 15 participants.

Intersection of Jim Crow South, a Jew Named Julius, a Black Named Booker T. and a Store named Sears, Roebuck and Co. February 28, 2022 (Monday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Schreiber Conference Center, Danny Miller Classroom, Room D-108 Peer Leader: Rabbi Michael Meyerstein

This is the story of innovator, businessman and benefactor Julius Rosenwald. Upon building Sears into a mail-order Goliath (the Amazon of his day) in the early 20th century, he went on to leverage his fame and fortune, under the inspirational leadership of Booker T. Washington, to build 5,357 schools (plus libraries, housing for teachers) in the Black South. His philosophy of philanthropy, together with his pioneer innovations in the mechanics of giving, became a much-imitated model for future foundations. Join us to learn more about this extraordinary man.

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It’s Medicare Annual Election Time, Now What? October 6, 2021 (Wednesday) 1:00–2:30 p.m. Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Amanda Kulics

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period can be a stressful time—plans change, new plans are introduced, and some plans become inactive. The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the Area Agency on Aging to bring this Florida SHINE program to our members. Medicare and insurance information shared is aimed at helping attendees make informed decisions and is presented from an unbiased point of view.

Fall Prevention Awareness October 20, 2021 (Wednesday) 1:00–2:00 p.m. Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Maureen McCarthy

Join us in recognizing Fall Prevention Awareness. This presentation highlights helpful information to prevent falls, discusses fall hazards in the home and community, and shares fall statistics classified by local community. Balance testing is provided (for those interested) and demonstrations of exercises that strengthen the muscles needed to help prevent falls and improve balance.

Social Security & Medicare—What Are the Issues, How Did We Get Here, and How Long Will They Last? October 21, 28, 2021 (Thursdays) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: John C. Hosler

Review and discuss facts about Social Security and Medicare from a nonpolitical perspective. Explore options for continuing these programs, so they remain for constituents into the future. Participants receive handouts of the presentation slides. Topics: What Is the History of Both Programs? • How Has Funding Changed Over the Last Decade? • What Is the Difference Between Disability Social Security and Old-Age Benefits? • Medicare & Social Security Trust Funds— How Do They Work and Where Are Funds Invested? • Has Congress Taken Funds from Both Trust Funds? • What about the Future—What Should Congress Be Doing? • What Are the Primary Issues? • What Are Some Fixes? • What Are the Chances of Something Getting Done?

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain December 8, 2021 (Wednesday) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $25 Peer Leader: Douglas Marcello

What are they? Am I already using them? Why should you own them or stay away from them? Where do you buy them?

The House of Refuge (Field Trip) December 10, 2021 (Friday) 1:30–3:00 p.m. The House of Refuge, 301 S.E. MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $25 Peer Leader: Emily “Emma” Dietrich

The House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar was one of 10 lifesaving stations for shipwrecked sailors along the east coast of Florida. Join us as we learn about Martin County’s oldest house, the archaeological site under its foundations, and how this site represents a unique and often forgotten aspect of Florida’s history.

We give an overview of bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchain in an effort to help you understand what they are. We answer common questions and discuss the future of these digital assets.

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Foreign Film Series—Stuart January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 2022 (Fridays) Films begin at 1:30 p.m. Morgade Administration & Student Services Center, Room A-106 Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leaders: Dr. Evelyn Clements Catacchio and David Kapell

Films featured in this year’s Stuart foreign film series center around life’s human dilemmas and involve the interplay between actions and conscience. These four films have been either nominated for, or earned, a 21st-century Academy Award. Maximum of 35 participants.

Aging, We All Do It: A Look at “Elderhood” through Many Lenses January 24, 31, 2022 (Mondays) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Member: $30 | Non-Member: $55 Peer Leaders: Dr. Evelyn Clements Catacchio and Sarah Way

This course uses Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal as an anchor text. Participants can expect to laugh, be reflective and have their intellects piqued as they explore aging through a variety of mediums including a TED talk, an article from The Atlantic and excerpts from other sources. Participants are strongly encouraged to read Gawande’s Being Mortal prior to class. Maximum of 25 participants.

Medicare 101: Help for Those New to Medicare January 27, 2022 (Thursday) 1:00–2:30 p.m. Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Amanda Kulics

The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the Area Agency on Aging to bring Florida SHINE programs to our members. This program is designed to assist those who are new to Medicare and covers topics that include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Supplement Insurance Policies and Medicare Prescription Drug Low-income Subsidy Programs. All information shared is aimed at helping attendees make informed decisions and is presented from an unbiased point of view.

Butterflies and Birds in Your Backyard January 28, 2022 (Friday) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: Diane Goldberg

This course introduces the idea of gardening to support birds, butterflies and other pollinators using native plants. The information helps gardeners learn to better protect waterways and reduce climate change while enjoying a colorful and wildlife-friendly garden.

The Worst of Rodgers and Hammerstein February 11, 18, 25, 2022 (Fridays) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Member: $50 | Non-Member: $75 Peer Leader: Herb Hinkle, Esq.

Do you love the rousing songs of Oklahoma! and South Pacific, or the lilting music of Carousel? Sorry, none of that here. This course is about really big R&H flops: Allegro, Me and Juliet and Pipe Dream. How about when Rodgers teamed up with Sheldon Harnick of Fiddler on the Roof fame in a creative marriage made in heaven to write what? Rex, another huge flop. Jerry Herman and Hello Dolly!? Not this time—it’s Mack and Mabel. Allen J. Lerner and My Fair Lady? Nope, make it Carmelina. We’ll ask Stephen Sondheim to send in the clowns but only if they’re part of Merrily We Roll Along, or in his failed collaboration with Rodgers: Do I Hear a Waltz? But don’t despair, there will be plenty of comparisons with the hits and a lot of interesting background information. Plus, most of the flops are fascinating, and at least one is a top-notch musical. You’ll have to take the course to find out which.

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January 21: The Counterfeiters (Austria, 2007; winner of Best Foreign Language Film 2008) directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, 99 minutes January 28: Katyn (Poland, 2007; nominated 2008) directed by Andrzej Wajda, 121 minutes February 4: The Barbarian Invasions (Canada, 2004; winner 2004) directed by Denys Arcand, 99 minutes February 11: The Lives of Others (Germany, 2006; winner 2006) directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 138 minutes


Finance and Film February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2022 (Fridays) Films begin at 1:00 p.m. Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $25 Peer Leader: Douglas Marcello

This course leads participants to explore financial markets and their not so rational actors through a series of films. Each session screens the movie and follows with an active group discussion. Take a look at the historical events that these movies are based upon. Maximum of 24 participants.

Medical Care Is Complicated: Why We Need to Be More Involved February 21, 28, March 7, 2022 (Mondays) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Member: $40 | Non-Member: $65 Peer Leader: Dr. Jeffrey Lempert

Medical care has become more complicated and fragmented. Seniors often have no basic understanding of their diseases and treatment goals.

Seniors vs Crime March 3, 2022 (Thursday) 10:00–11:00 a.m. Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Martin Jacobson

The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the Seniors vs Crime program to bring this informative presentation to our members. The Seniors vs Crime program was established in 1989 as part of a task force created by the Florida Attorney General’s Office dealing with senior citizen crime victimization. To date, this program has recovered over $30 million dollars for seniors who have been victimized. The program operates 38 offices throughout the state of Florida with local offices in Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, and their services are free. This session introduces participants to available services and how to utilize them.

Easy Care with Florida Native Plants March 21, 2022 (Monday) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Wolf High-Technology Center, Business Incubator, Room C-102 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: Diane Goldberg

This presentation discusses the advantages of planting Florida natives, defining native species and helping participants distinguish Florida native species from exotic species. Native plant samples are offered as take-home giveaways.

February 18: Wall Street (1987) directed by Oliver Stone, 126 minutes February 25: Rogue Trader (1999) directed by James Dearden, 101 minutes March 4: Barbarians at the Gate (1993) directed by Glenn Jordan, 107 minutes March 11: The Big Short (2015) directed by Adam McKay, 130 minutes

Seniors make up about 13% of the population, but they have about 50% of drug-caused deaths. Although uncontrolled hypertension in seniors accelerates cognitive impairment and increases the incidents of strokes, heart attacks and congestive heart failure, it is estimated that only 50% of seniors have blood pressure at goal. Seniors must become their own medical ombudsmen. They need to know which questions to ask, whom to ask those questions, and what answers they need to hear. This series covers topics regarding common medical problems, (e.g., polypharmacy (medication-related harm), hypertension, diabetes, arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation, Alzheimer’s), highlighting an understanding of the disease process and the goals of treatment, and providing resources for asking the correct questions.

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It’s Medicare Annual Election Time, Now What? October 6, 2021 (Wednesday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Williamson Conference Center, Room TBD Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Amanda Kulics

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period can be a stressful time—plans change, new plans are introduced, and some plans become inactive. The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the Area Agency on Aging to bring this Florida SHINE program to our members. Medicare and insurance information shared is aimed at helping attendees make informed decisions and is presented from an unbiased point of view.

Fall Prevention Awareness October 20, 2021 (Wednesday) 10:00–11:00 a.m. Williamson Conference Center, Auditorium Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Maureen McCarthy

Join us in recognizing Fall Prevention Awareness. This presentation highlights helpful information to prevent falls, discusses fall hazards in the home and community, and shares fall statistics classified by local community. Balance testing is provided (for those interested) and demonstrations of exercises that strengthen the muscles needed to help prevent falls and improve balance.

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Book Buddies: Using Fiction as a Way to Connect to the Emotion of History November 4, December 2, 2021; January 20, February 24, March 31, 2022 (Thursdays) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Williamson Conference Center, Auditorium Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Hosted by the Fielden Institute

This year, Book Buddies reads five new books in the Historical Fiction genre. Explore the Arizona Territory in 1893, the American West during the Great Depression, Florida in the fabulous days of the Royal Poinciana Hotel, rural Mississippi in 1923, and the story of the S.S. Pulaski that was lost to the ocean in 1838. November 4: Inland by Téa Obreht, 2020, 400 pp. December 2: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, 2021, 464 pp. January 20: The Flame Tree by Theodore Pratt, 1950, 280 pp. February 24: The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian, 2019, 262 pp. March 31: Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan, 2021, 432 pp.

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve: Florida’s First Dark Sky Park January 10, 2022 (Monday) 10:00–11:00 a.m. Williamson Conference Center, Auditorium Member: $15 | Non-Member: $40 Peer Leader: Alex Creager

It is difficult to find a location in Florida that is further removed from urban and suburban light pollution than Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. In 2016, the Park was recognized as Florida’s first Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association. Join us to learn more about this unique aspect of the park, and to discuss the impacts of light pollution.

Butterflies of Kissimmee Prairie January 18, 2022 (Tuesday) 10:30 a.m.–Noon Williamson Conference Center, Auditorium Member: $15 | Non-Member: $40 Peer Leader: Linda F. Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park protects the largest remaining tract of the unique Florida dry-prairie ecosystem, one of the most biologically richest grasslands in the world. Eighty-nine butterfly species have been recorded at Kissimmee Prairie, which is more than half of the 160 Florida butterfly species. Join us to learn why this is a big deal! In the vast landscape of prairie grasses and wildflower abundance, skippers rule. If you don’t know what a skipper is when this begins, you will be on skipper overload at the end. Sit back and enjoy a keynote presentation of Linda’s photos with a broad overview of what makes the prairie habitat so important not only for butterflies but also for all the plants, vertebrates and invertebrates found there.

Community Spotlight: Historical Bus Tour of Okeechobee January 19, 2022 (Wednesday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Okeechobee Historical Society Museum, 1850 U.S. Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee, FL 34972 Member: $25 | Non-Member: $25 Peer Leaders: Magi Cable and Dowling Watford, Jr.

The Okeechobee Historical Society presents a 90-minute historic tour of Okeechobee. Learn about the original settlers of the area, the impact of the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) train and the early days of Okeechobee’s founding. During the 45-minute bus portion of the tour, participants receive a photo booklet of historic sites that they will be passing. The bus is airconditioned, and participants only disembark the bus once at the Raulerson Log Cabin and Historical Society museum. Experience a guided tour through both the main museum building and the 1909 Tantie Schoolhouse. The museum portion of the tour also lasts approximately 45 minutes. Maximum of 30 participants.

Medicare 101: Help for Those New to Medicare January 27, 2022 (Thursday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Williamson Conference Center, Auditorium Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Amanda Kulics

The Fielden Institute is pleased to partner with the Area Agency on Aging to bring Florida SHINE programs to our members. This program is designed to assist those who are new to Medicare and covers topics that include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Supplement Insurance Policies and Medicare Prescription Drug Low-income Subsidy Programs. All information shared is aimed at helping attendees make informed decisions and is presented from an unbiased point of view.

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The Battle of Okeechobee February 7, 2022 (Monday) 10:00–11:30 a.m. Williamson Conference Center, Auditorium Member: $25 | Non-Member: $25 Peer Leader: Dowling Watford, Jr.

Join us to learn about the history and significance of The Battle of Okeechobee. This famous battle occurred on Christmas Day, 1837, when approximately 800 troops of the Infantry Regiments, under the command of Colonel Zachary Taylor, attacked between 380 and 480 Seminole and Miccosukee Native Americans who were camped on the northeast shore of Lake Okeechobee. The Okeechobee Battlefield is the site of the largest and bloodiest battle of the Second Seminole War (1835–1842). In 2000, the National Trust for Historic Preservation added the site of the Battle of Okeechobee to the list of “American’s Most Endangered Historic Places.”

Credit Reports and Identity Theft: What It Is and How Do We Prevent It? April 13, 20, 2022 (Wednesdays) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Williamson Conference Center, Auditorium Member: $25 | Non-Member: $50 Peer Leader: John C. Hosler

This course includes credit reports and credit scores. It also introduces various kinds of identity theft, including criminal, financial, medical and identity cloning. Participants discover the various ways identity thieves target victims, including how thieves secure personal information. Learn how to prevent the theft; how to avoid the ten most popular forms of scams; what steps to take if identity is stolen; and which services are available for prevention. Participants receive handouts of the presentation slides.

GLOBAL CAMPUS–ZOOM Fall Prevention Awareness October 15, 2021 (Friday) 10:00–11:00 a.m. Virtual Campus via Zoom Complimentary for members and nonmembers. (Registration required.) Peer Leader: Maureen McCarthy

Join us in recognizing Fall Prevention Awareness. This presentation highlights helpful information to prevent falls, discusses fall hazards in the home and community, and shares fall statistics classified by local community. Balance testing is provided (for those interested) and demonstrations of exercises that strengthen the muscles needed to help prevent falls and improve balance.

Great Adaptations: Books into Films: Never Judge a Book by Its Film October 21, November 18, December 16, 2021; January 13, February 17, March 10, April 21, May 12, 2022 (Thursdays) 1:00–4:00 p.m. Richardson Center, Strategic Planning Center, Vero Beach, Room C-103 OR Zoom Member: $125 | Non-Member: $150 Peer Leader: Dr. Jean Fielden

One of the Institute’s most popular offerings, Great Adaptations has expanded from 20th century novels to include film adaptations of non-fiction and biographical books. Enjoy reading a great book each month and then come together on the meeting dates to discuss the book, view the film, and compare and contrast the book with the film. Selections are purposely chosen to include an eclectic variety of books, classical and contemporary, concerning interpersonal relationships that first and foremost will inspire stimulating discussion. This popular offering is limited to 14 participants in person, 16 for Zoom participants. All books are available for loan at local libraries and purchase on the internet. October 21: Proved Innocent and/or In the Name of the Father by Gerry Conlon, 1990. 256 pp.; movie In the Name of the Father 1992 with Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, true story November 18: The Dig: A Novel Based on True Events by John Preston. 2007, 272 pp.; movie 2021 with Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan December 16: The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 by W. Szpolman, 1994, 224 pp.; movie 2002, true story January 13: We Die Alone: A WW II Epic of Escape and Endurance by David Howarth, 2016, a true story, 240 pp.; movie 2017 The 12th Man February 17: The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher, 1987, 656 pp.; movie 1989 with Angela Lansbury March 10: A River Runs Through It: A Novel of the American West by Norman Maclean, 1972, 240 pp.; movie 1996 with Brad Pitt, based on a true story April 21: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty, 2012, 416 pp.; movie 2019 with Elizabeth McGovern May 12: My Left Foot by Christy Brown. 1987. 199 pp.; movie 1989 with Daniel DayLewis, nominated for 8 Oscars, won 4 including best picture and best adaptation

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Book Buddies: Using Fiction as a Way to Connect to the Emotion of History November 4, December 2, 2021; January 20, February 24, March 31, 2022 (Thursdays) 1:30–3:00 p.m. Virtual Campus via Zoom Complimentary for members. (Registration required.) Hosted by the Fielden Institute

This year, Book Buddies reads five new books in the Historical Fiction genre. Explore the Arizona Territory in 1893, the American West during the Great Depression, Florida in the fabulous days of the Royal Poinciana Hotel, rural Mississippi in 1923, and the story of the S.S. Pulaski that was lost to the ocean in 1838. November 4: Inland by Tea Obreht, 2020, 400 pp. December 2: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, 2021, 464 pp. January 20: The Flame Tree by Theodore Pratt, 1950, 280 pp. February 24: The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian, 2019, 262 pp. March 31: Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan, 2021, 432 pp.

Secrets from the Set: Creating Movie Magic December 3, 2021 (Friday) 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Virtual Campus via Zoom Member: $15 | Non-Member: $40 Peer Leader: Daisy Talley

Learn about the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into to creating films from an industry professional! During this two-hour class, discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the film industry, learn about the different departments on set, and reveal some of the secret tricks used to create movie magic! A Q/A session follows the lecture.

Memory Health: Even Elephants Forget Sometimes January 13, 2022 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m.–Noon Virtual Campus via Zoom Member: $30 | Non-Member: $55 Peer Leader: Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum

This presentation includes a discussion of the types of memory loss from mild cognitive impairment to various types of dementia. Participants also discuss reversible causes for memory loss and how to manage, and review pros/cons of various medications, dietary supplements and lifestyle interventions to improve memory health.

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PEER LEADER DIRECTORY Michal Andries Michal Andries, earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Ghent in Belgium. Michal has more than 20 years of experience as a therapist—mainly in her private practice as a psychologist in Europe, but also in the last six years as a therapist in Florida where she worked with addiction and complex trauma. Michal has broadened her focus to teaching in the last year to share her experience with a wider audience.

Kendra Auberry Kendra Auberry is the STEM Librarian at the IRSC Pruitt Campus where she helps students locate quality resources. Kendra teaches research skills through instructional sessions and the LIS 1002 Electronic Access to Information course. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from Purdue University and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Indiana University.

Dr. Thomas Bach Based on his education and experience, Dr. Thomas Bach has worked as a consultant, both with various companies/organizations and with individuals within those organizations, and with the federal government for nearly 40 years. His focus has centered on developing leaders and organizations using a methodology emphasizing understanding, development and successful implementation of change. His expertise and background is in this area of human and organizational behavioral change. Competencies include rapport-building skills, diagnostic acumen and the ability to deal with change and conflicts, and a deep understanding of motivational dynamics, among others. Neil Bernstein Neil Bernstein is a retired music educator from New York. Since 1975 he has been teaching students of all ages, from kindergarten to mature adult learners, how to read music.

Elizabeth Betts Elizabeth earned a B.A. Degree in History, focusing on European history, from Appalachian State and has five years of teaching experience at the secondary and college level. Elizabeth has served in the United States Peace Corps as a Community Education volunteer in Niger, West Africa, and has taught English as a Foreign Language in Hangzhou, China. In her prior professional roles, she has been a civics teacher, a presenter for the Fulbright program, an Outreach Coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and a Study Abroad Advisor at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Patricia Blossom After retiring from full-time teaching in Chicago and Ohio, Patricia Blossom became an Adjunct Professor at Indian River State College where she taught classes, and tutored English and reading in the Academic Support Center for 25 years. About fifteen years ago, a co-worker introduced Patricia to Mah Jongg, and she has been hooked ever since.

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George Blythe George Blythe attended the Haverford School, Bucknell University and Drexel Institute of Technology where he studied architecture. He continued those studies in a practical way, building homes and condominium in the western Philadelphia suburbs. In 1996 George was asked by the Indian River County Library system to portray Jonathan Dickinson for the 300th anniversary of the journey, which prompted his 25-year tradition of discussing and informing the Treasure Coast of their earliest English tourist.

Magi Cable Magi Cable is a retired middle school teacher who since her retirement in 2010 has become involved in many local organizations. Magi is currently the President of the Okeechobee Historical Society. She developed historical tours for the 2015 City of Okeechobee and the 2017 County Centennial celebrations.

Alexis Carlson Alexis Carlson is a reference Librarian at Indian River State College where she helps students, staff and community patrons of all ages learn about digital devices, social media and basic computing. Alexis earned her M.L.I.S. Degree from the University of South Florida. Dr. Evelyn Clements Catacchio Evelyn Clements Catacchio was Vice President of Student Development at Middlesex Community College, the largest community college in Massachusetts. Beyond her work at Middlesex, Dr. Catacchio was President of the National Council for Student Development and was on the editorial board of the Journal for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators where she received an award as Pillar of the Profession. Evelyn earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s Degree from Boston University and a Doctorate Degree from the University of Massachusetts. Linda F. Cooper Linda F. Cooper is a Florida native who moved from Tampa to Winter Haven in 1965. After joining the newly-formed North American Butterfly Association (NABA) in 1992, she and her late husband Buck added butterflies to their other nature interests. At that time they were the volunteer resident naturalists for Audubon of Florida’s Street Nature Center in Winter Haven. Linda is focused on rare skipper conservation in central Florida and continuing preservation of large public lands for butterflies, native plants and wildlife that are under pressure from development interests. She and her late husband were the recipients of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Volunteer Appreciation Award in 1998 and the Green Horizon Land Trust Blazing Star Award in 2013 for their conservation and public education efforts. Alex Creager Alex Creager graduated from University of Kentucky in 2010 with a B.S. Degree in Natural Resource Conservation and Management. Alex began working in Florida in January 2011 as a Florida State Parks AmeriCorps member at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park and in October 2012 was hired as a park ranger at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. In June 2015 he was promoted to park services specialist at Peacock Springs State Park. In October 2018 Alex returned to his first and greatest love—Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park—this time as the park manager.

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Judith Cruz Judith Cruz is President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank, the only food bank and the largest hunger relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Taking the reins of the food bank in 2009, Cruz has led the agency towards unprecedented growth through innovative programming to providing 41 million meals annually to people struggling with food insecurity in the region. Cruz has answered the call for more efficient food distribution opportunities by forging lasting partnerships with retail giants, and dozens of area farmers, growers and packers.

Dr. Kathryn Den Houter Dr. Kathryn Den Houter was a teacher and a psychologist for forty-five years. In her retirement, Dr. Den Houter wrote two nonfiction and two fiction novels. The most recent book is a historical fiction young adult novel, Cobalt Chronicles. She is completing her fifth book, Prison Shadows.

Emily “Emma” Dietrich Emily “Emma” Dietrich is the Florida Public Archeology Network (FPAN) East Central Public Archaeology Coordinator. Emily is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Historical Archaeology at the University of West Florida focusing on public education and outreach. Her research interests include historical archaeology, public education and outreach, and museum interpretation.

Alicemarie Donohue Alicemarie Donohue’s career includes more than 25 years with the Central Intelligence Agency, preceded by teaching secondary school in Cairo and Dubai. A full-time Florida resident since 2008, Alicemarie’s main focus is on local community service and learning about new things that interest her. She is a previous member of the External Advisory Committee for the Fielden Institute and has been a peer leader for four years.

Joan Edwards Joan Edwards is a retired fourth grade teacher who taught Florida and Indian River County history for many years in Vero Beach. Joan has led scores of lifelong learners on downtown walking tours. She has traveled to 77 countries and all 50 states. Joan volunteers with many community organizations and is an active member of the Fielden Institute. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from University of Findlay (Ohio) and a Master’s Degree in School Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Jean Dickinson Fielden Dr. Jean Dickinson Fielden has led popular lifelong learning offerings since our program began. She earned the BA and MA in mathematics at Duke and the PhD in mathematical statistics at Virginia Tech. Jean spent her life in academia and is now the Russell Professor Emerita of Applied Statistics at the University of Alabama, where she served as chair of the program for over 20 years. She also taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Cincinnati and Mercer University. In addition to university activities, she did consulting, contract teaching for the military and the American Statistical Association, and testified as an expert witness in legal cases and before Congress. She is an elected Fellow and life member of the American Statistical Association, as well as an avid reader and duplicate bridge player. The graduate program in statistics at Virginia Tech was recently named after her.

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Paul Godfrey Paul Godfrey has been an electrical engineer for more than 37 years. Paul earned his degrees from the University of Central Florida. He has taught STEM Engineering and Mathematics classes at University of Central Florida, Florida Institute of Technology and Indian River State College. Paul worked for Lockheed-Martin on Infrared systems, and Harris Semiconductor, Intersil and Conexant on various commercial wireless systems. He enjoys creating engineering labs for students and writing technical software. Paul does mathematics for fun.

Diane Goldberg Diane Goldberg is a master gardener and master naturalist and serves as the Conservation Chair for the St. Lucie Audubon. She has also served as the past Treasurer of the St. Lucie Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.

Donna Green Donna Green is a retired secondary school and college instructor who taught in Iowa, Massachusetts, and Indian River and St. Lucie counties. Donna earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science, Anthropology and City Government from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She studied Spanish at the University and in Spain, Costa Rica and Guatemala, and traveled to Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina. Donna has conducted several trips sharing with her students the culture and history of countries where Spanish is spoken. She is active in several community organizations. Michael Hageloh Michael Hageloh spent 22 years with Apple, starting as a systems engineer before becoming a rainmaker, surviving the company’s near bankruptcy, living the return of Steve and premiering the “i” products. Since leaving Apple’s band, he has taken decidedly different gigs—jam sessions, if you will—with entrepreneurial startups in need of rhythm, story and performance. A onetime disco drummer, Michael is a high-spirited speaker, beat-ahead thinker, and charismatic mentor and the author of the bestselling book Live from Cupertino. He is the Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at IRSC. Robert ‘Bob’ Hall Bob Hall was born in Brownsville, Texas. After graduating from Texas A&M, he served as a Navy carrier pilot during the war in Vietnam. Moving to Florida in 1986, he established the fine art graphics company Zebra Publishing in West Palm Beach. He is now in progress with the restoration and marketing of one of America’s national heirlooms. The National Audubon Society provided him with an original set of Audubon’s “The Birds of America”. The collection currently being produced is entitled the “Audubon Centennial Edition” in honor of the National Audubon Society’s 100-year anniversary. Paul Hendee Paul Hendee graduated from St. John Fisher College, studying both anthropology and mass media/communications. Paul retired from the electronic publishing industry as a researcher and national trainer. Presently, he volunteers as a Genealogical Assistant in the St. Lucie County Public Library. Paul also serves as the Director of Technology and active Board Member for the Treasure Coast Genealogical Society.

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Herb Hinkle, Esq. Herb Hinkle, Esq. practiced law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for nearly 40 years, and currently is an Adjunct Professor of law at Rutgers University Law School teaching Trusts & Estates, Elder Law and Estate Planning. He earned a J.D. Degree from Rutgers and a second law degree (LL.M.) in taxation from Temple University Law School.

John C. Hosler John C. Hosler spent more than 50 years in finance, operations, general management and business consulting. John served in both the United States Air Force and Air National Guard. He is a colonel in the Commemorative Air Force and a life member of the Air Force Association and The Ohio State University Alumni Association. John also spent over 18 years as a volunteer mentor for The SCORE Association. John is the immediate past President of Stuart Rotary Club, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Stuart Rotary Charitable Foundation, an active member of the External Advisory Committee for the Fielden Institute and a board member of Gertrude Walden Child Care Center in East Stuart. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from The Ohio State University. Bill Ingui Bill Ingui taught AP U.S. history and U.S. Constitutional law on Long Island, New York, for 33 years, as well as seventh-grade civics at Sebastian Charter Junior High School in Florida for three years. Bill brought music into the study of history and explored the roots of America’s past through documents for his students. He was also a co-founder and President of CASTLE Learning Online. Bill fills his time as a Praise Band member at Concordia Lutheran Church and performs at adult residence facilities. He is involved in a number of writing projects with his wife, Dr. Mary Jane Ingui. Bill is a graduate of C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, and earned a Master’s Degree from Queens College and Administration Certification from Brooklyn College.

Dr. Mary Jane Ingui Dr. Mary Jane Ingui is a news correspondent, author of a book about Italian-American women in the 20th century and a writer of many stories of veterans, including the recently published book Trauma and Tenacity in Vietnam: A Surgeon’s Story. She is a graduate of Adelphi University and Lehigh University. Martin Jacobson Martin Jacobson began his 35-year law enforcement career as a San Diego police officer and retired from the Stuart Police Department before accepting his current assignment as Deputy Director of the Seniors vs Crime program in Florida. He also retired from Indian River State College and Palm Beach State College where he served as an Adjunct Instructor for 30 years. Martin is the author of two criminal justice textbooks and numerous professional articles. He earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from San Diego Miramar College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Purdue University, a Master’s Degree in History from Purdue University and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from Barry University, and he is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development School. Dr. Bill Jensen Over the past 18 years, Dr. Bill Jensen has helped tens of thousands of people regain and maintain their health through chiropractic and alternative healthcare. Dr. Jensen has a background in nutrition, physiology, athletic performance, biohacking and longevity. He is the founder and CEO of Premier Wellness Centers, which over the past 12 years has become one of the largest integrative wellness centers in the state of Florida. Dr. Jensen’s purpose in life is to teach people that optimal health is the door to improving every aspect of one’s life, and natural healthcare is the key. www.irscfoundation.org | 772-462-7880 | 42


Sara Johnson Sara Johnson is a Reference Librarian at the Indian River State College Pruitt Campus Library where she helps students and community patrons connect with resources and utilize technology. She earned her M.L.I.S. Degree from Florida State University.

Tom Juliano Tom Juliano has been a docent at the Navy SEAL Museum for 12 years and a member of the Museum Advisory Board. Tom was a member of the Vero Beach Marine Commission for eight years, including five years as Chairman. He served as Commodore of the Moorings Yacht and Country Club and currently serves on several committees. Tom spent 35 years in executive positions in the information technology industry, which included living abroad in Canada and the United Kingdom. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Alexander Nathan Kanter Alexander Nathan Kanter is a Master Instructor of theatre for Indian River State College and has worked in almost every performing arts field as a professional actor, singer, dancer, director, playwright and arts administrator. In addition to performing around the world as a cruise ship singer/dancer and in regional theatres across the United States, Alex has performed and/or worked with such artists as Dolly Parton, Paul Winter, Liz Swados, Emily Mann, Lynn Redgrave, Ismail Merchant and James Ivory. On the administrative side, Alex previously served as the Director of Performance Management at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey, where he produced concerts with the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. He has taught theatre at two other colleges in Florida and has also served as a high school theatre and dance teacher. Alex earned a B.A. Degree in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture from Harvard University and a M.F.A. Degree in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. David Kapell David Kapell served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan. He has traveled throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, and maintains various levels of proficiency in Chinese, Dari (Persian), French, German and Spanish. David is a former member of the External Advisory Committee for the Fielden Institute and has served as a peer leader for several years. He earned a degree in history and political science from Tufts University.

Tom Kehoe Tom Kehoe became enamored with bonsai at age 16. A chance encounter led to him searching out James J. Smith, a world-respected bonsai artist who lived in Vero Beach. Kehoe studied the art of bonsai under Smith’s watchful gaze, eventually becoming not only his disciple, but also his dear friend. As the old master’s vision and health began to fade, Kehoe started helping to take care of his vast collection. When Smith agreed to donate his collection to Heathcote Botanical Garden, Kehoe spent two years helping to ready the collection, and worked with Smith on the collection for several years after it arrived at Heathcote. Kehoe took over as curator in 2018 and has worked to maintain the collection in Master Smith’s vision, expand it, and bring new artists in to help. Susan Kelly Susan Kelly is a retired educator and administrator from St. Lucie County Public Schools. Susan mentored intern teachers for Florida Atlantic University and served as a university supervisor of intern teachers for the University of Florida. She earned a B.A.E. Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Florida and an M.A.E. Degree in Administration and Supervision from Florida Atlantic University and is certified in the instruction of children with specific learning disabilities. www.irscfoundation.org | 772-462-7880 | 43


Louise Kennedy Louise Kennedy is the Executive Director of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation. Louise attended Miss Porter’s School and Wellesley College, earned her M.A. Degree from Sewanee: The University of the South, and is currently a postgraduate researcher pursuing her Ph.D. Degree at the University of Glasgow. She was the English Department Chair and a teacher at Saint Edward’s School for 13 years until May of 2020. Louise is most proud of the educational and humanitarian programs she has built in Kenya that created a strong relationship between Saint Edward’s and a small rural school in the village of Ahero. In October of 2019, Louise presented her TEDx talk entitled “Empathy in Education.” She is excited to bring her experience in education and the nonprofit world to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation which focuses on preserving Laura’s legacy and awakening the literary minds of students and adults in our community. She has a son, Ivor and a daughter, Fiona—both students at Harvard College. Barbee Kiker Barbee Kiker provided computer training and course development for ONLC Training Centers, based in Wilmington, Delaware, for 15 years. She has taught iPhone and computer-related courses with lifelong learning in Delaware and Florida since 2007 and is doing her best to keep up with today’s technology.

Don Klein Don Klein helps beginners gain confidence and build the skills needed to effectively use a computer for communicating with family and friends. Don is a retired educator with more than 30 years of teaching experience from elementary-age students to the lifelong learner. He earned a Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern in Instructional Technology.

Dr. Stephen Kowel Dr. Stephen Kowel has held faculty positions at Syracuse University, the University of California– Davis, the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Cincinnati, where he also served as Dean of the College of Engineering. After retiring as Professor and Dean Emeritus, he was the Director of Research Development for Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 2012 to 2015. Dr. Kowel earned his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Amanda Kulics Amanda Kulics is the Health Benefits Outreach Coordinator through the Medicare SHINE program. Amanda provides case support to individuals attempting to gain access to at-home services through HCBS Medicaid. Since December of 2015, her focus at the Agency has been empowering Medicare recipients to make educated health decisions through Medicare community presentations, and connecting recipients to a network of volunteer counselors that provide Medicare counseling. Her current work focuses on helping Medicare beneficiaries gain access to financial assistance programs designed to work with Medicare, such as Extra Help and the Medicare Savings Program. Donald Larson Donald Larson has been an active participant in lifelong learning and is sure to engage you with his approach to the subject of economics and the economy. Don is an avid traveler and studied both modern European history and archaeology at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned an M.B.A. Degree from the University of Chicago and a B.S. Degree from Illinois Institute of Technology. Don attended the Executive program at Columbia University.

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Lorraine Ledford Lorraine Ledford was raised in the United States on the Mexican border (south of San Diego; north of Tijuana). Lorraine earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Language and Literature from University of California San Diego, and her Master’s Degree in the same subject from Harvard University. She taught at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Brandeis University. Lorraine has taught beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish since 1972, most recently for ten years at the Harvard Divinity School.

Dr. Jeffrey Lempert Jeffery Lempert, M.D. earned his medical degree at Boston University and served patients in internal medicine in Mount Kisco, New York, for many years. Since retiring from his position as Chief Medical Officer at Medmark Services, Dr. Lempert has volunteered at free clinics providing primary medical care. He volunteered at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, as well as Florida Atlantic University as an affiliated Assistant Professor. Dr. Lempert has given numerous presentations at the Stetson University Lifelong Learning Health and Wellness Club, Orlando JCC, as well as various Rotary, HOA and community groups. Collette Lavoie Loo Collette Lavoie Loo has been singing with Bill Ingui for over a year, performing mostly at assisted living facilities. They find it is very rewarding to bring the gift of music from era’s gone by— transcending the audience to a more nostalgic time. Collette has performed in several musicals at the Vero Beach Theater Guild, including Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof and Annie. She is active in her church choir where she is also a soloist. While Collette started out at as a voice major in college, she switched to interior design and earned an A.S. Degree. You can always find her out singing karaoke.

Katherine Geddes Lovkay Lifelong learner Katherine Geddes Lovkay has been meditating for decades and has used and taught meditation in healthcare and public forums. Katherine has served as an interdenominational chaplain for Treasure Coast Hospice and as an ordained minister in both Australia and the United States. Her approach is welcoming of individual spirituality with no particular spiritual approach presented or recommended. Katherine earned her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh.

Keith Lyons Keith Lyons has been a resident of Martin County for 48 years. A student of history, Keith enjoys traveling the United States and the world, experiencing history first hand. Keith’s interest in history has inevitably led him to military history as so much of human history has been determined by battles between great empires and armies. Keith greatly appreciates the opportunity to share his passion for history with others through the Fielden Institute. Iris Madison Iris E. Madison (LCSW) is a licensed clinical social worker with over 40 years of experience providing psychotherapy, case management, vocational services and advocacy work to multicultural individuals and families. Iris has extensive experience working with people in crisis due to past and present traumatic life experiences. She is bilingual (Spanish/English) and has worked in private practice, government agencies and hospitals, and for community agencies. She continues to work part-time providing psychotherapy to community residents in the Vero Beach area. Iris has served as a peer leader for five years. www.irscfoundation.org | 772-462-7880 | 45


Douglas Marcello Doug Marcello is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Coming from a career in education, Doug carries his passion for education into his financial advising. He enjoys helping people understand their investments and how they align with their financial goals. Doug appreciates working closely with clients and their CPA, attorney and other professionals to determine the most appropriate financial strategy.

Maureen McCarthy Maureen McCarthy works for the Area Agency on Aging, as the Project Director in the Healthy Living Center. She offers Evidence Based Workshops in the community for seniors.

Israela Meyerstein Israela Meyerstein earned a Master of Social Work from Columbia University in 1973. Israela has counseled families, couples and individuals for over 45 years; taught family therapy in academic and clinical settings and published over 30 articles in her field. Her special interest in spirituality and health involved co-leading spiritual study/discussion groups for those facing serious medical illness.

Rabbi Michael Meyerstein Michael Meyerstein is a retired pulpit rabbi, and a retired non-profit management and fundraising consultant. He earned five degrees from Columbia University, New York University and Jewish Theological Seminary. Michael has raised over $30 million on behalf of non-profits; led nearly a dozen group tours to Israel; and provided pro-bono fundraising consulting and training in Peru, Columbia, Botswana, Israel and Myanmar. He has taught adult learners for more than 50 years on a variety of topics and has traveled to nearly 50 countries. Jenifer Mina Jenifer Mina is a retired business librarian. In Connecticut, Jenifer owned a library management business, working with accounting, law, architecture, corporate and federal libraries on a weekly basis. She has been writing poetry since age 12 and has taught poetry writing at several community colleges. For several years, Jenifer has taught poetry writing and nature classes for the Fielden Institute. Jenifer is a certified Florida Master Naturalist, and her volunteer activities include singing in a choir, acting as a nature guide, and tutoring through the Literacy Guild. Jenifer earned a degree in American Studies from St. Joseph University and a Master’s Degree in Poetry from Wesleyan University. Dr. James F. Miskel Dr. James F. Miskel was the Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control at the National Security Council during the Reagan and first Bush administrations. Dr. Miskel also served as Professor of National Security Affairs and Associate Dean of Academics at the U.S. Naval War College. As an Adjunct Professor at the War College, he taught online graduate courses on terrorism. He was also Senior Fellow at the Long Island University Homeland Security Management Institute, and Adjunct Professor at Norwich University and the University of Maryland. He and his wife live in Vero Beach. Dr. Miskel earned his undergraduate degree at Boston College and graduate degrees at State University of New York. www.irscfoundation.org | 772-462-7880 | 46


Laura Morgan, LMFT Laura Morgan, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Laura has served Treasure Coast Hospice as a grief counselor working with adults for fourteen years. She is passionate about helping people overcome heartbreak and devastating setbacks. Her specialties include brief, systemic therapy, grief and loss, healthy family relationships, stress management and traumatic loss.

Jacki Nardone, LCSW, ACHP-SW For more than 20 years, Jacki Nardone has worked with individuals and families as they cope with trauma, loss and grief. Her compassion is readily evident to those who seek counseling through Treasure Coast Hospice. Jacki heads a team of counselors who are available to the community for both individual and group counseling sessions. A licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida, Jacki earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University. In addition, Jacki holds the credential for an Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Social Worker. In 2018, Jacki was recognized by the National Association of Social Workers Treasure Coast Unit as the Social Worker of the Year. Angie Neely-Sardon Angie Neely-Sardon is a reference Librarian for the Brackett Library at the Indian River State College Mueller Campus. Angie works with student and community patrons, helping them find resources and use technology. She teaches information literacy and research skills through instructional sessions and serves as an instructor for the courses Electronic Access to Information and Introduction to Internet Research. Angie earned a Master of Science Degree in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. John Nelson John Nelson is the Immediate Past President of Audubon of Martin County and the voice of The Audubon Moment which broadcasts on WQCS-FM 88.9. John is a certified Florida Master Naturalist, Toyota Audubon Together Green Fellow, wildlife videographer/photographer, documentary film producer and environmental speaker/advocate. Most recently, John released a new documentary film, America’s Amazon, the Story of the St. Lucie River. The film premiered to a sold out audience at the Lyric Theatre in January 2020. John undertook three years of historical research and one year of film production which documented 125 years of history related to the St. Lucie River on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Craig Perry Craig Perry is a Community Outreach Representative for the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation. Since joining the organization in 2016, Craig has worked tirelessly to build and maintain relationships with individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the community. In his role, he leads community awareness presentations that introduce a wide range of groups to the many compassionate care programs and services provided by Treasure Coast Hospice.

Tom Prestopnik Tom Prestopnik is a retired art teacher, serving the last twenty years as the painting and portfolio teacher at South Fork High School in Stuart. He also taught The History of Rock And Roll at the high school level and was an Adjunct Professor at IRCC for about twenty years. He is an Air Force veteran, having served in Texas, England and New Mexico. Tom was a founding member of the Martin County Council of the Arts, and is currently on their Gallery Committee. He is a currently producing artist in the painting and collage fields.

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Claire Quaglieri Claire Quaglieri taught chemistry and psychology at Simsbury High School for 33 years. Since retiring, Claire resides in a golf community in Port St. Lucie. Besides playing golf several times a week, she has taught multiple classes of Mah Jongg. Being active in the Fielden Institute has become a very fulfilling part of her time, and Claire hopes to spread the joy and challenge of Mah Jongg even further. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey and Master’s degrees in Psychology and Administration from Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum is a holistic clinical pharmacist, certified health coach, and Founder and CEO of Rx Integrative Solutions. Dr. Rosenbaum has over 40 years of professional practice experience in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, hospital medication quality and safety, and health and wellness consulting.

Ned Schwartz Ned Schwartz is Professor Emeritus from Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ned taught courses in Strategic Management and Integrated Business Operations in the College of Business. His motto is “Learn something new every day.” His passion is sharing information with others while encouraging lively discussions and the pursuit of thoughtful analysis. In retirement, Ned’s eclectic view of the world continues to include pizzamaking, plausible science fiction and current events, which he incorporates into his novels and music. Ned earned his J.D. Degree and is a certified public accountant. Dr. Alexander Shelby Dr. Alexander Shelby is fluent in Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, with rudimentary knowledge of Farsi and Hebrew. Dr. Shelby has conducted research in the Middle East focusing on the impact of American foreign policy in the region during the Cold War. Alex has worked for the Fulbright Institute of International Education and the U.S. State Department as Florida State University representative to visiting Iraqi Fulbright scholars to promote international education and cultural understanding. His latest research project focuses on American-Egyptian relations during the Yemeni Civil War. For his next project, Dr. Shelby plans a study on the rise of the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL). He earned a M.A. Degree in American History from the University of New Orleans and a Ph.D. Degree in Middle East and Islamic History from Florida State University. Dr. Benjamin Taggie Dr. Benjamin Taggie, Professor Emeritus at UMass Dartmouth, taught medieval and classical history and served as dean, provost and vice chancellor. Dr. Taggie founded MSA Cultural Tours which conducts annual tours to Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal. He currently serves as the President and Executive Director of the Mediterranean Studies Association, and teaches lifelong learning adult education classes in Florida and Massachusetts. Dr. Taggie has researched and published in the field of history and served as editor of the prestigious journal Mediterranean Studies. He earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State and was a post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard and Brown. Daisy Talley Daisy Talley earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from UNC-Wilmington, where she interned under Frank Capra Jr. at Screen Gems Studios. Daisy has held several roles in the film industry, including; working as an actress, a Project Manager at Theater Mama in New York City, Cirque Du Soleil’s mobile marketing tour, and casting director for Broadway’s Chicago street team. She has also worked as a promoter for Liberty Studios in San Diego, California where she worked on the feature Walking with the Enemy, starring Academy Award Winner Sir Ben Kingsley. She has worked for Warner Brothers Studio, assisting executives on the Clint Eastwood sound stage, and most recently, Daisy has worked in the Art Department for feature films and made-for-TV movies, including films for Lifetime, BET, and Hallmark. She has worked in the genres of horror, holiday feel-good movies and suspense. Her work is focused on prop master and on-set dressing. www.irscfoundation.org | 772-462-7880 | 48


Mia Tignor Mia Tignor is the Administrative Director of Library Services at Indian River State College where she helps students, staff and community patrons connect with resources that range from archival documents to the latest and greatest online sources. She earned her M.L.I.S. Degree from the University of South Florida, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Texts & Technology program at the University of South Florida.

Dowling Watford, Jr. Dowling Watford, Jr. is a fifth-generation Floridian and lifelong Okeechobee resident. He currently serves as Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, and is an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee, Okeechobee Historical Society and Okeechobee Battlefield Friends. Dowling graduated from Okeechobee High School and Florida Southern College.

Sarah Way Sarah Way is a retired media specialist from Montgomery County, Maryland. During her more than 20-year career in education, Sarah taught grades K-12 and worked with both gifted and challenged students. When not traveling, Sarah works as a substitute teacher in Martin County. She earned a B.A. Degree in Communications from Simmons College and an M.S. Degree in School Library Media from McDaniel College.

Brett Williams Brett Williams is a reference Librarian at the Indian River State College Miley Library. He assists students, staff, faculty and community users in locating and understanding information. Brett earned his M.L.I.S. Degree from Valdosta State University.

“When I grow up, I want to be a nurse.”

- Mildred Daniels

Mildred died in 2003. This year, she’s sending 20 students to nursing school in her place. Sadly, Millie wasn’t able to afford college and never realized her dream. But that didn’t stop her from helping others who shared that dream to overcome financial obstacles and become nurses. Thanks to a trust established in her memory, the Mildred E. Daniels Endowed Scholarship has helped 316 students become nursing professionals.

Leave a Legacy

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IN MEMORIUM The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning was endowed by Dr. Jean Dickinson Fielden in memory of her late husband, Dr. John “Jack” Seward Fielden. Jack received degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and Boston University. Except for serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he spent his life in academia, as a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois, Purdue and Harvard, and Dean of the Business Schools at Boston University and the University of Alabama, where he met Jean. Active in the Institute since its establishment in 2006, Jack served on the External Advisory Committee and volunteered as a peer leader until his death in 2010. Jean continues to serve as a devoted advisor and peer leader of the popular multi-campus offering, “Great Adaptations: Books into Films.” Loyal supporters of Indian River State College, Jack and Jean Fielden have pledged leadership gifts to support the growth of the College’s student scholarships in health sciences and mathematics. Published authors, the Fieldens also helped to develop the Pioneer River Press. With more than 25 years of experience training employees at some of the world’s largest corporations, Dr. Jack Fielden and his co-authors published, “Throw me the Bottom Line…I’m Drowning in Email!” The Press provides an opportunity to pursue publication with a portion of sales directed to support IRSC scholarships. Jack’s leadership will forever be remembered as an integral part of the success of the lifelong learning initiative at Indian River State College. www.irscfoundation.org | 772-462-7880 | 50


THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED AS ADVISORS! Marlowe Arnold Dr. R. Michael Gallagher Karen Bancroft* Laurel Gallivan Richard Bancroft Edward Golden Margot Barker Mary P. Graves Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Bedingfield Jimmie Anne Haisley Mary Ann Bryan Raymond Hilton* Davis Bunn Paula Hundt John Carberry Wayne Hundt Dr. Evelyn Catacchio Charles Hutchinson N. Kelley Chemerda* Frank Irby Ross Jones Janice Day-Fehrman David Kapell Lynn Deinard Arnold Keller* Conrad ‘Connie’ Deletis Carol Kennedy* Alicemarie Donohue Jon Kimsey* Dr. Jack Fielden* Carol Lavigne Mark Flomenhoft*

Alma Lee Loy* John Maher Joan Mank Sandra Marshall Dr. Susan Mathews Penelope ‘Penny’ Mee Charles ‘Chuck’ Morgan Patricia Morgan George Mottet* Ian R.B. Nairnsey Ford Park* Judith Pattersons Lois Patton Jeanne Peterson Joanne Sardella Dr. Robert Schmidt

Henry ‘Hank’ Schmitz Diana Stark Dr. David Sullivan Richard Tierney Thomas Trolle* Jane Vanek Donald Wade Robert Watkins Patricia Weber-Schmidt Elayne Weimann Robert ‘Bob’ Whitehead Dr. Beverly Whiteley Arun Wijetilleke Richard Yemm *Deceased

FOUNDING MEMBERS John W. Abney, Sr. Edwin Arnowitt* Iris Arnowitt Donna Sue Banack* Sidney M. Banack, Jr. Richard T. Barsalou* Dana A. Binsbacher Doris Blair* Dudley S. Blossom Robert L. Brackett Sandra D. Brackett Eleanor D. Brooks Arthur W. Brown Gheretein Y. Brown Ben L. Bryan Mary Ann Bryan Augustine Campbell F. Earl Campbell Rosemary F. Carroll Lucette J. Chizik* Susanne H. Clemons José Conrado Deborah B. Crowder Robert L. Crowder David N. Deinard J. Lynn Deinard G. Lee Dixon Ron Edwards/Evans Properties Inc.

A. Willard Emch Dr. Jack Fielden* Dr. Jean Fielden Melanie J. Forget Phillip J. Forget Kathleen A. Gilmartin/ GFWC Hobe Sound Women’s Club Edward W. Golden Jorge Gonzalez* Leonor Gonzalez Mary P. Graves J. Richard Graves, Jr.* Elizabeth Graves-Bass Chester B. Griffin* Sandi Griffin Jimmie Anne Haisley Rick Haisley Edwin Hallberg, Jr. April Hicks/Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogal Raymond Hilton* Brigitte Irby Frank Irby Katherine Isenburg Dr. Raymond Isenburg Natalie C. Jackson George A. Kahle Sandra R. Kahle

Laura Kelley Gail D. Rodgers Marta Kendrick Katherine D. Santos Alonzo “Lon” B. Kight* Charles Sawicki Betty King Priscilla Sawicki* J. Olivia Larkins Dr. Robert D. Schmidt Alma Lee Loy* Eileen A. Shalloway Forster Jean T. Manz Kathryn H. Strickland Clifford Marks* Betty Sullivan Sandra J. Marshall Frances G. Syfrett Penelope B. Mee Linda T. Syfrett Charles W. Moritz Lucy E. Thater Ian R. B. Nairnsey Sandra Thurlow Audrey M. Napp* Thomas Thurlow, Jr. James F. O’Grady, Jr.* Lorette K. Trolle* Beverly B. O’Neill Thomas N. Trolle* Anita Parker May Jane von Birgelen Janelle Perkins Donald R. Wade Wilbur Perkins Eleanor T. Wade Jeanne M. Peterson Patricia A. Weber-Schmidt Lidabell L. Pollard* Carol Weitzel Frances Powell Harold Weitzel* Richard Powell Susan E. Williams Joann Purcell Renee A. Witter Harold Putnam* Deena Wynne Joy Pyngolil Dorothy Wynne Susan M. Ramsthaler Norma Gwen Yoak* Pamela G. Reeves *Deceased John E. Rockhill Karen M. Rockhill www.irscfoundation.org | 772-462-7880 | 51


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