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Classes

    • September 28, 2017
    • December 07, 2017
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
    • 4
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    ### The Nature of Life
    * Jim Coleman
    * Thursday
    * 28-sep-17 to 07-dec-17
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $50.00

    How did life begin? How is it changing? How are human beings related to other forms of life? This collection of readings will introduce you to some of the questions that scientists have posed about the nature of life, and to provisional answers. While the questions they pose and the answers they give often vary greatly, each selection included here exemplifies the disciplined curiosity that informs the scientific process. The authors included are: Aristotle, Lucretius, Bacon, Darwin (4 readings), Mendel, Claude Bernard, Colinvaux (his essay is, Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare), Eiseley, Rachel Carson, Lorenz, Watson, Dawkins, Gould, E.O.Wilson, Lynn Margulis. You will read the selection at home and we will discuss each in class. In addition we will be listening to half-hour tapes on The Darwinian Revolution with Professor Frederick Gregory of the University of Florida.The book (The Nature of Life) may be purchased for $25 plus tax at the Great Books Foundation (1-800-222-5870). Class will be limited to 25 members.

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • October 06, 2017
    • December 08, 2017
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Physical Oceanography
    * Bob Holloran
    * Friday
    * 6-oct-17 to 08-dec-17
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $32.00

    The ocean is a source of wonder, delight, sustenance, economic benefit, and awe in the face of its overwhelming mystery and power. It dominates our climate and geology in ways that scientists are only now beginning to understand. This course deals with the physical aspects of the science of oceanography. A companion course deals with life in the ocean. Both courses are based in part on one of The Great Courses: Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness, by Professor Harold J. Tobin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • November 01, 2017
    • December 13, 2017
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### The Asian Transformation and Easternization of the World.
    * Joe Coffey
    * Wednesday
    * 1-nov-17 to 13-dec-17
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $15.00

    Why Asia? First, to gain a better appreciation of Asia’s size and historical significance. Half the world lies in Asia and Asia developed long before Europe and was the most advanced part of the world for more than 2000 years. Second, to gain an understanding of the causes and consequences of Asia’s phenomenal rise the past 50 years. Thirdly, to explore Asia’s role in the future as the most populous and possibly the most powerful region of the world – in a word Easternization. By 2025 two thirds the world’s population will live in Asia compared to 12% in the West. Asia now spends more on armaments and troops than Europe and in a decade or two will surpass the West’s global power. While China’s rise will be a key topic, other major countries of India, Korea, and Japan, which have territory rivalries with China and are allies of the West will also be covered. We will focus on the major turning points that have transformed this vast region and repositioned it for an expanded role in future world affairs. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 01, 2017
    • December 13, 2017
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### World War ll Part 2: European Front
    * Russ Harding
    * Wednesday
    * 1-nov-17 to 13-dec-17
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    This is a continuation of the course on World War ll. It will pick up where we left off in Part 1 and conclude with the beginning of the Cold War. Again, students should remember that this is an adult content class. Note: Participation in Part I is not required to enroll in Part 2. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • November 07, 2017
    • December 12, 2017
    • CF building 20 room 112
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    ### The Talk of the Town IV

    * Jim Coleman

    * Tuesday

    * 7-nov-17 to 12-dec-17

    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    * $25.00

    Come and have, hopefully, a spirited but polite conversation for two hours each session (five two-hour sessions in all). 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 the vast and fascinating collection he has compiled from many authors and sources.

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • November 13, 2017
    • December 11, 2017
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Biological Oceanography
    * Gwynn Pealer
    * Monday
    * 13-nov-17 to 11-dec-17
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $10.00

    The ocean is a source of wonder, delight, sustenance, economic benefit, and awe in the face of its overwhelming mystery and power. All life started in the ocean and for several billion years was the only place where life existed and evolved. This course deals with the biological aspects of the science of oceanography. A companion course deals with life in the ocean. Both courses are based in part on one of The Great Courses: Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness, by Professor Harold J. Tobin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • November 27, 2017
    • December 11, 2017
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### For Love of Film: Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival
    * Elaine Smith
    * Monday
    * 27-nov-17 to 11-dec-17
    * 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    * $15.00

    Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most respected directors of the 20th Century. His films are brilliantly conceived and executed. Join us in viewing three of his best and most interesting films: North by Northwest starring Eva Marie Saint and Cary Grant, Shadow of a Doubt starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotton and Vertigo starring Kim Novak and James Stewart. Popcorn and brownies are available to enhance your movie experience. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: email: info@SeniorLearners.org; mail: Senior Learners, Inc., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • November 28, 2017
    • December 05, 2017
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Dark Age Britain as Revealed by Archaeology and Genetics
    * Bob Holloran
    * Tuesday
    * 28-nov-17 to 05-dec-17
    * 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    * $8.00

    After the Romans Legions left Britain there was supposedly a Dark Age of chaos and an invasion of the Angles and the Saxons that displaced the indigent population of Britains. Recent archeological and genetic research has rewritten both aspects of supposed British history, as you will learn in this course. It is the seventh in a series of courses about how geology and archeology provide our best understanding of Ancient Britain Before the Middle Ages. It is a period during which there is little written history. Furthermore, modern archeology and genetic testing have revealed that much of the early written history of Britain was distorted and basically wrong. This course will be based on episodes from the British documentaries, including an archeology reality show called Time Team. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • November 30, 2017
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Tech Clinic: Using Your Windows 10 Computer
    * Rich Hautanen
    * Thursday
    * 30-nov-17 to 30-nov-17
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • December 01, 2017
    • December 08, 2017
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### What You Need to Know About Allergies
    * Antonio Bunker
    * Friday
    * 1-dec-17 to 08-dec-17
    * 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    * $5.00

    Dr. Antonio Bunker Soler, a retired allergist, will be helping you understand allergies: screening, diagnosis and treatment options. He will tell you all you need to now to be a well informed and educated patient. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • December 07, 2017
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    Tech Clinic: More Help with Your Mac

    • Phil Davis
    • Thursday
    • 7-dec-17
    • 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • $5.00
    Are you a new Mac user? Do you need help with a problem? This class will be an unstructured help session where you can drop in and ask questions. Students will get a chance to discuss problems that they are having so that everyone will have a chance to learn and share information. If you have a laptop, bring it with you to class.


    Please be prepared to provide some basic information about your computer and operating system. Go to tech42.net/machelp/macinfo for details. There is no guarantee that you will get an answer, but you almost certainly will learn something new. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • December 12, 2017
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Senior Learners Holiday Party: Bells of the Season
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Tuesday
    * 12-dec-17 to 12-dec-17
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Join us as we celebrate the end of a successful year for Senior Learners. There will be plenty of goodies to eat and drink, along with some fellowship and holiday fun with other senior learners. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.


    • January 08, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### FREE 2018 Spring Term Kickoff Party
    * Bob Holloran
    * Monday
    * 8-jan-18 to 08-jan-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $0.00

    This party is an opportunity for current students and prospects to learn more about the Spring Term Courses. Of course there will be goodies to eat and drink. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations.

    If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: email: info@SeniorLearners.org; mail: Senior Learners, Inc., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • February 12, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### For Love of Film: La La Land and the Movies That Influenced It
    * Elaine Smith
    * Monday
    * 8-jan-18 to 12-feb-18
    * 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    * $25.00

    Join us in viewing and discussing the musicals that influenced the joyous film, La La Land. We will be watching Top Hat starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Singin’ in the Rain with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor, Funny Face starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg starring Catherine Deneuve. Our last film of the series will be La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and we will discuss how and where the previous films’ influence was shown. Popcorn will be provided to enhance the viewing experience.

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations.

    If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: email: info@SeniorLearners.org; mail: Senior Learners, Inc., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 06, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### The Supreme Court: What Went Right and What Went Wrong
    * Diane Schrier
    * Tuesday
    * 9-jan-18 to 06-feb-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $25.00

    This course will explore the initial development of the court, its important early decisions, including those that led to the Civil War. Finally, it will review the decisions following Reconstruction that led to segregation. It is based in part on lectures from The Great Courses, The History of the Supreme Court by Professor of Law Peter Irons of the University of California, San Diego. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 09, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • January 16, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Structure, Function and Disorders of the Visual System
    * Jerry Cheney
    * Tuesday
    * 9-jan-18 to 16-jan-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $10.00

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 10, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Hospice of Marion County
    * Mary Lossada
    * Wednesday
    * 10-jan-18 to 10-jan-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    Dr. Mary Lossada, Chief Medical Officer of Hospice of Marion County will discuss Advanced Directives, End of Life Care and Hospice versus Palliative Care. She will also explain the variety of services Hospice of Marion County provides and opportunities for volunteering. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 10, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • February 14, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### World War II: The Pacific Theatre
    * Russ Harding
    * Wednesday
    * 10-jan-18 to 14-feb-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    This class will conclude the study of America's only truly popular war. Enrollment in the first two courses is not a requirement for this class. The course will begin with our early relations with Japan, which began in the 19th century thru the Japanese military expansion that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor. We will then follow the American response to this attack as our military almost immediately goes on the offense and will conclude with the use of atomic weapons, which ended the war. Specific topics to be discussed will include Gen. MacArthur's leadership in the war, US Marine tactics and the Japanese land war in Asia that will ultimately bring about the VietNam War and present-day situation with North Korea and "little rocket man". Also to be discussed will be moral issues such as the use of the atomic bomb and Japanese racism toward not only white Americans, but also other Asian people they conquered. Other topics will include the myth that the Japanese surrendered unconditionally and the transformation of the Japanese military dictatorship into that of a democratic nation under MacArthur in post-war Japan. Due to the nature of this subject graphic details and language will be used. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 22, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### The Nature of Life II
    * Jim Coleman
    * Thursday
    * 11-jan-18 to 22-mar-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $50.00

    How did life begin? How is it changing? How are human beings related to other forms of life? This collection of readings will introduce you to some of the questions that scientists have posed about the nature of life, and to provisional answers. While the questions they pose and the answers they give often vary greatly, each selection included here exemplifies the disciplined curiosity that informs the scientific process. The authors included are: Aristotle, Lucretius, Bacon, Darwin (4 readings), Mendel, Claude Bernard, Colinvaux (his essay is, Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare), Eiseley, Rachel Carson, Lorenz, Watson, Dawkins, Gould, E.O.Wilson, Lynn Margulis. You will read the selection at home and we will discuss each in class. In addition we will be listening to half-hour tapes on The Darwinian Revolution with Professor Frederick Gregory of the University of Florida. Class will be limited to 25 members. Only students who took the Fall Term course may register, unless the permission of the instructor has been obtained. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 11, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### The Science and Secrets of Chocolate, with a Tasting
    * Bob Holloran
    * Thursday
    * 11-jan-18 to 11-jan-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Today, chocolate is a multi-billion-dollar global industry. This course will include a lecture from one of The Great Courses: Food, Science, and the Human Body, by Professor Alyssa Crittenden at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She will take you back in time, so you can follow the trek of chocolate around the world. In addition she will cover its chemical properties and health benefits, as well as its role in the current global market in the form of powerful chocolate-based commercial empires. Bob Holloran will conduct another of his tastings of the chocolate beans, nibs, powder, along with chocolate bars with a range of cacao percentages.He will also share some of his chocolate recipes. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Anglo-Saxon Britain as Revealed By Archaeology
    * Bob Holloran
    * Friday
    * 12-jan-18 to 12-jan-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    In the past it was assumed that changes in language, customs and surviving artifacts were evidence of invasions from Northern Germany and the Low Countries. Recent archaeology has not revealed any evidence for such an invasion. Instead genetic testing indicates that the native British people adopted the latest continental cultural and linguistic practices. This course is the eighth in a series of courses about how archaeology and genetics now provide our best understanding of Ancient Britain Before the Middle Ages, a time when there is very little reliable documentation. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 12, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • February 16, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### The Craft of Drawing Beyond the Basics
    * Thom Thomas
    * Friday
    * 12-jan-18 to 16-feb-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $30.00

    Develop the fundamental skills and techniques step-by-step to improve your pencil control and line quality for hatching, strokes to create texture. This course was developed as a complete course for learning how to produce quick sketches and preliminary drawings, shading with line and texture, and controlling the quality of tonal graduations using line variations in length and thickness. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 07, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Great Decisions 2018
    * Joe Coffey
    * Wednesday
    * 17-jan-18 to 07-mar-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $40.00

    Great Decisions is America's largest civic-education nonpartisan education program on the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges currently facing Americans. Each class will consist of an overview of the topic, the showing of a video of commentary by experts, and class discussion. The topics for 2018 are: The waning of Pax Americana?; Russia’s foreign policy; China and America: the new geopolitical equation; Media and foreign policy; Turkey: a partner in crisis; U.S. global engagement and the military; South Africa’s fragile democracy; and Global health: progress and challenges. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 18, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Ted Williams: "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived," - Hits a Home Run with the Jury
    * James McCune
    * Thursday
    * 18-jan-18 to 18-jan-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $0.00

    Judge Jim McCune and retired Assistant State Attorney, Jim Phillips, will share their memories of legal battles encountered during the preparation of this surprising complex economic fraud case involving Ted Williams as the victim. They will explain the complications that arose as a result pending civil litigation going on between the parties and some of the problems that arose due to Mr. William's celebrity status. They will highlight some of the humorous and fascinating events that transpired during the trial and their attempt to "guide" this strong willed, unique Hall of Fame baseball player and war hero through the "mine fields" of the legal system. As a postscript you will see how this case gained a bit of national notoriety by finding its way to John Walsh's "America's Most Wanted" show. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Viking Settlement of Britain as Revealed By Archaeology
    * Bob Holloran
    * Friday
    * 19-jan-18 to 19-jan-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    This course focuses on the archaeological evidence of the Viking settlements in Northern England, which eventually led to partitioning England ethnically along a north-south partition, which pre-dated the Roman Conquest. England east of this line was governed by Dane Law. This course is the ninth in a series of courses about how archaeology and genetics provide our best understanding of Ancient Britain Before the Middle Ages. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 05, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Land, Water, and Ecosystems of Florida: Current Topics
    * Randall Brown
    * Monday
    * 22-jan-18 to 05-feb-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $5.00

    We will explore water-, land-, and ecosystem-related related issues in Florida. PowerPoint presentations and videos will introduce topics such as ecosystems of Florida; springs protection/restoration; sinkholes; flooding and FEMA flood insurance, and related subjects. Classroom conversation/debate will be encouraged. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations.

    If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: email: info@SeniorLearners.org; mail: Senior Learners, Inc., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 23, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Rwanda: Prelude to Genocide
    * Bryant Shaw
    * Tuesday
    * 23-jan-18 to 23-jan-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Between April-June 1994, 800,000 Rwandans were killed in an organized pogram of ethnic violence, executed by Hutu communities primarily against the Tutsi. We will explore the background of this horrendous event; the inaction of the world community, including the UN and the United States; and the disastrous consequences for security in central Africa, which continue today. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 25, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    ### Hearing Loss: Causes, Preventions and Management
    * Danielle Rosier
    * Thursday
    * 25-jan-18 to 25-jan-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Danielle Roiser, a practicing Doctor of Audiology, will provide an in depth discussion on hearing loss etiology and the physiology of hearing, including how sound signals are transmitted to and processed by the brain. Medical comorbidities, preventing and mitigating hearing loss, as well as management and treatment options available to help those living with hearing loss, will also be discussed. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations. 

    If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: email: info@SeniorLearners.org; mail: Senior Learners, Inc., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 02, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### The Norman Conquest of 1066 as Revealed by Archaeology
    * Bob Holloran
    * Friday
    * 26-jan-18 to 02-feb-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $10.00

    This course focuses on England during the period from Edward the Confessor to the eventual Norman Conquest in 1066. Unfortunately, there is very little contemporary documentation of the conquest. So, even details, like where the final battle actually occurred, have been changed by recent archaeological evidence. This course is the tenth and last of a series of courses about how archaeology and genetics provide our best understanding of Ancient Britain Before the Middle Ages when there is little written history. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations.

    If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: email: info@SeniorLearners.org; mail: Senior Learners, Inc., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • January 30, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### No Free Lunch: Infectious Diseases and Human History
    * Bryant Shaw
    * Tuesday
    * 30-jan-18 to 30-jan-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    How have infectious diseases influenced the human past? This class affords an overview of the origin of some of the world’s major infectious diseases. It offers examples of their impact on our history, along with their surprising origins and the unanticipated consequences of trying to eradicate them. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • February 01, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### CF 60th Anniversary
    * Christopher Knife
    * Thursday
    * 1-feb-18 to 01-feb-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $0.00

    The College of Central Florida is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this academic year. The College's Foundation was formed a little later. Cash Pealer (one of our Senior Learners) joined the staff of the Central Florida Community College in 1969. He became the head of the College's Foundation in 1989. He served in that position until 2008 when he retired. He will be joined by Chris Knight, the Foundation's current Executive Director, in sharing some of the history and work of the CF Foundation. Darrell Riley, chair of the CF Humanities and Social Science Department, will provide an overview of the sixty years of evolution and growth of what is now known as the College of Central Florida, with modern campuses in Marion, Citrus and now Levy Counties. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • February 06, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Forgotten Killer: The 1918 Flu Pandemic 
    * Bryant Shaw
    * Tuesday
    * 6-feb-18 to 06-feb-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    In just over a year, the 1918 flu killed 675,000 Americans—more than all US battle deaths in WW I, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam combined. Global death estimates range from 50-100 million. Where did the flu start? How did it spread across the world? How did Americans cope? What were the repercussions for America and the world? These and related issues are the focus of this presentation/discussion. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • February 08, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### The Bear Didn't Do It
    * James McCune
    * Thursday
    * 8-feb-18 to 08-feb-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $0.00

    On Halloween eve 1998, the Marion County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a gentleman advising the operator that he heard screams and was witnessing his next door neighbor being beaten. While talking to the operator he heard gunshots and then saw an unknown white male suspect dragging a struggling female down the driveway to a white Jeep and drive away. You will hear the 911 call, experience the intricacies of the subsequent investigation and legal processing of the Defendant through the Criminal Justice System. You will learn how MGM Disney assisted in the investigation, a bit about forensic DNA, blood spatter analysis, and our local bear population, and how one bear became a "possible suspect" in the cause of death of one of our victims. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • February 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 02, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures I
    * Bob Holloran
    * Friday
    * 9-feb-18 to 02-mar-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $20.00

    This first course, in a series of three courses, introduces the engineering principles and methods used to analyze greatest structures to understand why they were structurally sound. The course is based lectures from The Great Courses, Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity by West Point Professor Stephen Ressler. There will be time for discussion of the engineering principles and methods explained in the lectures. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • February 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 19, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### FDR and the Holocaust
    * Martin Goldman
    * Monday
    * 12-feb-18 to 19-mar-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $25.00

    FDR and the Holocaust: for a long time historians have criticized Franklin D. Roosevelt for not doing enough to save the European Jews from being systematically murdered by the Nazis during WWII. What did FDR do? What did he not do? What could he have done? The course will cover the key war years 1941-1945 when Roosevelt, allied with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin, fought a multi-front war to defeat Adolf Hitler and the world-wide menace of National Socialism (the Nazis).

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

     


    • February 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • March 20, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### The History of the U.S. Supreme Court - The Twentieth Century
    * Diane Schrier
    * Tuesday
    * 13-feb-18 to 20-mar-18
    * 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    * $25.00

    This course will explore a series of landmark decisions by the Supreme Court that led to many major changes in American society. It is based in part on lectures from The Great Courses, The History of the Supreme Court by Professor of Law Peter Irons of the University of California, San Diego.

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • February 13, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Black Death: Europe’s 14th Century Nightmare
    * Bryant Shaw
    * Tuesday
    * 13-feb-18 to 13-feb-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    From 1347-1353, a virulent, highly contagious disease—plague—killed about 40% of Europe’s population. 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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • February 15, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • February 22, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Book Review - The March Trilogy
    * Barbara Fitos
    * Thursday
    * 15-feb-18 to 22-feb-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $10.00

    MARCH - the autobiographical trilogy of Congressman John Lewis and his personal account of the civil rights movement. We will explore and discuss not only the ongoing historical significance of Rep. Lewis and his role today in our own community and will delve briefly into the choice of the graphic novel format for the memoir of Congressman Lewis. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • February 19, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • February 26, 2018
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### For Love of Film: Science Fiction Film Festival
    * Elaine Smith
    * Monday
    * 19-feb-18 to 26-feb-18
    * 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    * $10.00

    Science Fiction was born with the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Join us in viewing and discussing an early and a recent Science Fiction classic film. Forbidden Planet (1956) stars Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen and Robby the Robot in the story of space exploration and ancient alien civilizations. The Martian (2015), based on the novel by Andy Weir, stars Matt Damon in the survival story of an astronaut stranded on Mars. Expect a lively discussion on how Science Fiction films have changed and how they have remained the same during the last 50years. Popcorn and brownies will be provided to enhance the viewing experience. 

    Please do not contact CF personnel about any Senior Learners, Inc. courses. Senior Learners, Inc. is independent of CF. We have the use of a classroom and support the CF Foundation with donations.

    If you have any questions about our courses or operations please contact us: email: info@SeniorLearners.org; mail: Senior Learners, Inc., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • February 20, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: Its Origins and Course 
    * Bryant Shaw
    * Tuesday
    * 20-feb-18 to 20-feb-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    AIDS is the second 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 world’s 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 course 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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • February 21, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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    ### Travel, Culture and Beyond: Southwest Surprises 
    * Evelyn Kelly
    * Wednesday
    * 21-feb-18 to 21-feb-18
    * 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    * $5.00

    Because I had to use an airline ticket to a US destination or lose it, I decided to investigate places to go that would fit into my summer schedule. I have traveled in 84 foreign countries and had hoped to add a few more, but reluctantly we settled on a trip to the Southwest. What a wonderful adventure. Not only did we see the Grand Canyon, but several other surprises awaited us. Come with me as we look at the marvelous Southwest. You may have been there also, but let me surprise you with a few other things beyond its parks. 

    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., P.O. Box 1853, Ocala FL 34478-1853; phone: (352) 239-8780.

    • February 23, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • CF Bldg 20 Room 112
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