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Classes

    • September 18, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • October 23, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths
    * Roberto Putzeys
    * Tuesday
    * 18-sep-18 to 23-oct-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $30.00

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

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 02, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • October 23, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Introduction to Radio Astronomy
    * Jerry Cheney
    * Tuesday
    * 2-oct-18 to 23-oct-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $20.00

    This course takes you on a thrilling journey through the universe with stunning visuals and animations to explain the science of radio astronomy and its astounding discoveries. Dr. Cheney is the President of the Alachua Astronomy Club. He will be supplementing lectures by Professor Felix J. Lockman, Director of the Greenbank Radio Astronomy Center from The Great Courses Radio Astronomy. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 03, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • October 31, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Beginner Tai Chi 2
    * Edward Potter
    * Wednesday
    * 3-oct-18 to 31-oct-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $25.00

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

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 13, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Keeping Things Whole: Readings in Environmental Science
    * Jim Coleman
    * Thursday
    * 4-oct-18 to 13-dec-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $50.00

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

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 04, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • November 01, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### The Craft of Drawing: Pen and Ink and Color Pencils
    * Thom Thomas
    * Thursday
    * 4-oct-18 to 01-nov-18
    * 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    * $25.00

    The Craft of Drawing in Pen and Ink (color pencils and markers) provides instructions to create realistic light, shade and shadows effect using color. Explore different methods of shading with line, texture and continuous tone. Exercises will assist participants in applying tonal values to block, round, and cylindrical objects to create a 3-dimensional effect. The exercises will provide techniques and resources for using color pencils, markers and mixed media. Class activities will include creating a color wheel and color swatches to develop application skills. Materials: tracing paper, color pencils, or ink pens, or crayons, or markers (your choice), Bristol paper, or color pencil paper, or watercolor paper or any sketch book paper (your choice), ruler, graphite pencils, 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 09, 2018
    • 12:15 PM
    • October 23, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Chair Yoga 2

    * Claudia Saldarriaga

    * Tuesday

    * 09-oct-18 to 23-oct-18

    * 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

    * $7.50

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

    The class will not meet on 10/30. If you come then you will get to help get ready for the Senior Learners Halloween Party!

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 15, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Science Surprises 2
    * Gwynn Pealer
    * Monday
    * 15-oct-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    For biology enthusiasts, this monthly class will be whatever videos, articles, websites I have found interesting. It is sort of an in-person blog instead of an online blog! 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 15, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Florida Constitutional Amendments Explained

    • Judy Johnson
    • Monday
    • 15-Oct–18
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $5.00

    Former county commissioner Judy Johnson will discuss the 11 amendments to the Florida Constitution on the ballot in November. The ballot measures refer to such diverse subjects as property taxes, casino gambling, voting by those with felony convictions, victims rights off-shore oil drilling, and various administrative measures.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:
    info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780
    Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • October 17, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • October 24, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Outsmarting Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Wednesday
    * 17-oct-18 to 24-oct-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $10.00

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

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.



    • October 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • November 09, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Navigation Technology that Enabled Break Through Voyages
    * Bob Holloran
    * Friday
    * 19-oct-18 to 09-nov-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $20.00

    Several first of a kind voyages were enabled by advancements in navigational technology that will be discussed. Some lectures by Professor Vejas Liulevicius from The Great Courses: History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration will be viewed. The Twentieth Century brought an evolution of navigation technology for the Navy and its nuclear submarines. These advancements will be surveyed, since they eventually resulted in the GPS systems in our cars and smartphones. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 19, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Managing Depression Among the Elderly
    * Mery Lossada
    * Friday
    * 19-oct-18 to 19-oct-18
    * 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    * $5.00

    Dr. Mery Lossada, M.D., is a Board Certified Neurologist and Psychiatrist​. She serves as the Chief Medical Officer, ​Hospice of Marion County, Inc., and the Medical Director for the Center for Comprehensive Palliative Care. She will provide insights for managing depression among the elderly. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Opioid Crisis
    * Roberto Putzeys
    * Monday
    * 22-oct-18 to 22-oct-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    Dr. Roberto Putzeys,M.D., a retired radiation oncologist will be presenting this course with assistance from a practicing pain management specialist, Dr.Cesar Euribe, M.D. They will discuss the extent of the opioid crisis, how it is being addressed, along with what you can do to not become a victim of this epidemic. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 22, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### Talk of the Town VI-3
    * Jim Coleman
    * Monday
    * 22-Oct-18
    * 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

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

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 22, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • November 05, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112

    >>> COURSE CANCELLED <<<

    ### Structure, Function and Disorders of the Visual System
    * Jerry Cheney
    * Monday
    * 22-oct-18 to 05-nov-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $15.00

    Jerry Cheney, a retired Doctor of Optometry, will examine the normal structure and function of the visual system. We will discuss refractive errors and their treatment, and we will discuss several common diseases of the eye, including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 26, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Lunch and Learn - How to Get Rid of Targeted Ads

    • Phil Davis
    • Friday
    • 26-oct–18
    • 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
    • $0.00

    Online stalker ads have always been annoying, but now they’re worse than ever. Whenever you are shopping online for something new you check a few websites and before you know it, advertisements for your item are popping up everywhere – your email, other websites, and on social media sites. These ads are not necessarily dangerous, but they can be extremely annoying. Learn a few tricks that can help you eliminate most of these. Bring your own brown-bag lunch to this free event and join us. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:
    info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780
    Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • October 26, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Making Better Web Searches
    * Rich Hautanen
    * Friday
    * 26-oct-18 to 26-oct-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Tips and tricks for making better web searches. How to phrase searches for better results. How to rank the results you do get. When to do advanced searches. Saving, repeating, recalling old searches. Specific strengths and weaknesses of popular search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, AOL etc. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 29, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Hearing Loss: Causes, Preventions and Management
    * Danielle Rosier
    * Monday
    * 29-oct-18 to 29-oct-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    Dr.Danielle Rosier, a practicing Board Certified Audiologist, will provide an in depth discussion on hearing loss etiology and the physiology of hearing. Her presentation includes how sound signals are transmitted to and processed by the brain, medical comorbidities, preventing and mitigating hearing loss. She will also describe management and treatment options available to help those living with hearing loss.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

     
    • October 29, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • November 05, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Refresher Course for Beginner Mah-Jongg Players

    Instructor: Joan Beers

    Day of the Week: Monday

    Start Date: 29-oct-18

    End Date: 05-nov-18

    Time: 1:30-3:30pm

    Fee: $10

    This is a short refresher course for those who have recently taken the Mah-Jongg course at Senior Learners. Learn additional strategies to improve your game. You must have a Mah-Jongg card.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 30, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### Science Surprises 3
    * Gwynn Pealer
    * Tuesday
    * 30-oct-18 to 30-oct-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    For biology enthusiasts, this monthly class will be whatever videos, articles, websites I have found interesting. It is sort of an in-person blog instead of an online blog! 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

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

    ### SLI Halloween Party - Scary Places in St. Augustine
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Tuesday
    * 30-oct-18 to 30-oct-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Did you know that the most haunted city in the world is only a short drive from here? Ghosts of the Native residents, the Spanish invaders, the English challengers, the railroad tycoons, and even some current ghosts are reputed to be in this town. Come with me as we look at some of these stories. You may want to go there to explore. Come for fun and refreshments at our Halloween Party. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 31, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • December 12, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Understanding the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights
    * Russ Harding
    * Wednesday
    * 31-oct-18 to 12-dec-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

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

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 02, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • November 30, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Masterworks in Music: Landmark Symphonies, Operas, Concerti, and Chamber Compositions
    * Sarah Satterfield
    * Friday
    * 2-nov-18 to 30-nov-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $20.00

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

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### Tech Clinic: Windows 10
    * Rich Hautanen
    * Monday
    * 5-nov-18 to 05-nov-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    This course will include a short review of the basic features of a Windows 10 computer, with additional discussion of more topics such as security and virus protection, and new features like virtual desktops. We will also discuss common productivity apps such as word processors and spreadsheets, and pros and cons of using free versions of those versus using Microsoft Office. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 06, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 11, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112

    ### Intermediate Tai Chi

    * Edward Potter
    * Tuesday
    * 6-nov-18 to 11-dec-18
    * 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    * $12.00


    This class is recommended for people with some experience in practicing the Yang 16 short form of tai chi. During the class time, members will also be learning the Yang 8 and 24 forms.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • November 06, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    ### Travel, Culture and Beyond: Brazil - A Rising Country and Hot Destination
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Tuesday
    * 6-nov-18 to 06-nov-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    We will begin our armchair tour of Brazil, the vast South American country, in the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro.. This historical city is symbolized by its huge Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado. It is also famed for its busy Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, as well as its enormous, raucous Carnival festival, featuring parade floats and flamboyant costumes. We will also look in the north at the busy city of Sao Paulo and then south to beautiful Iguasu Falls. If anyone speaks Portuguese, please come to this session. I found the language most difficult. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 06, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    Register

    Introduction to Photo Restoration

    Bruce Bouley
    Tuesday
    06-nov-18
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $7.50

    When converting old photos to a digital format, you may often run across images that have suffered from the ravages of time, or that were poorly exposed or otherwise flawed in the first place. 

    In this workshop Professional Photographer Bruce Bouley shares techniques for bringing old photos to life, from fixing torn or otherwise damaged areas of a photo to improving the level of detail. You will learn how to use Photoshop CC to restore your old photos. If you have a laptop with Photoshop CC or later on it bring it to class to follow along. Sample images will be provided for all to work on. Skill Level: Knowledge of Photoshop helpful, but not required.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 07, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 12, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Fringe Science
    * Burton Stephens
    * Wednesday
    * 7-nov-18 to 12-dec-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $25.00

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

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 08, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112

    ### Black Death: 14th Century Nightmare in Europe
    * Bryant Shaw
    * Thursday
    * 8-nov-18 to 08-nov-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    From 1347-1353, a virulent, highly contagious disease—plague—killed about 40% of the population of Europe. Where did this disease originate? How did it spread so quickly? What were its social, political, and economic consequences? Most important, what can we learn from this 14th century nightmare as we confront new maladies like antibiotic-resistant diseases, SARS and Ebola? 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 09, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Lunch and Learn - What To Do Before Getting Rid of a Computer or Device

    • Phil Davis
    • Friday
    • 09-Nov–18
    • 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
    • $0.00

    Learn what you should do before you sell, give away, or trash an older computer, smartphone, or tablet. It isn’t difficult but you want to make sure that all your personal data and information has been completely removed. Although most of the tips will be for computers, iPhones, and iPads, the advice is relevant to Android devices. Bring your own brown-bag lunch to this free event and join us. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc., courses. Senior Learners, Inc., is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:
    info@SeniorLearners.org, (352) 239–8780
    Senior Learners, Inc., 3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210, Ocala FL 34474–4415.

    • November 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Travel, Culture and Beyond: Brazil - Manaus Paris of the Jungle
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Tuesday
    * 13-nov-18 to 13-nov-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    In the late 1880’s with the advent of the automobile, the demand for rubber became overwhelming. Men came to the Amazon jungles to harvest the rubber trees. These men, known as the Rubber Barons, became extremely wealthy overnight. The city of Manaus was born as the port for exporting rubber latex. These wealthy barons built fabulous structures with all materials imported from the Europe. One of the major sites is the famous opera house, center of culture. It is said they were so wealthy that men lit their cigars with bills equivalent to $100; women refused to have their clothes washed in local water and sent them back to Europe to be laundered. Manaus, now a city of 2 million, is reviving and renovating the beautiful old structures. This city is a true world wonder and is the place of beginning a tour of the Amazon. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 13, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Tech Help Clinic

    • Phil Davis & Rich Hautanen
    • Tuesday
    • 13-nov-18
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $2.00

    - NEW - Are you a new computer, smartphone, or tablet user? Do you need help with using your Mac, your PC, or your mobile device? These 2-hour clinics provide an opportunity for you to drop in to get help with your hardware, software, and devices. These are not classes or lectures. Rather the help will be one-on-one and will be first come, first served. Our tech folks will be there to answer questions, provide useful tips, and help you use your technology more effectively. We can help with desktops, laptops, macOS, iOS, Windows 10, and Android operating systems. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    info@SeniorLearners.org
    Senior Learners, Inc.,
    3001 SW College Rd, PMB No. 210
    Ocala FL 34474-4415
    (352) 239-8780.


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

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

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

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 16, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 14, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### How the English Language Evolved Prior to 1600 
    * Bob Holloran
    * Friday
    * 16-nov-18 to 14-dec-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $20.00

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

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Four Diseases United in Misery: Diabetes
    * Roberto Putzeys
    * Monday
    * 26-nov-18 to 26-nov-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

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

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us:

    email: info@SeniorLearners.org

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

    phone: (352) 239-8780.

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