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December 2017

The Gulf States: Vive La Revolution or Vive La Counter-Revolution?

December 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida 34243
Free

The Gulf States seemed impermeable to the 2011 Arab uprisings but saw regional developments as both threat and opportunity. Dr. Peter Bartu, University of California, Berkeley, will discuss the Gulf States – particularly Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, and Qatar - and their roles in the ongoing struggle for the heart and soul of this region. In 2011 Dr. Bartu was on the UN’s stand-by mediation team and worked in Benghazi and Tripoli during the Libyan revolution among other assignments in…

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4th Annual ACE Art Sale

December 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suncoast Technical College, Bldg 3, Lobby, 4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34233 United States
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Free

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! ACE is known in the community for Adult & Community Enrichment classes, but did you know that 40% of those classes are in the Arts? Our Art Program is so vibrant that we’re devoting a day to celebrate the accomplishments of our talented teachers and students, right before the holidays, with an ART SALE! Join us at our main location on the beautiful campus of the Suncoast Technical College, 4748 Beneva Road (corner of…

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Circle of Learning

December 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sarasota Middle School (Cafeteria), 4826 Ashton Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233 United States
Free to members

For STUG members, annual December mini-classes (20 minutes each) covering 5 main topics of technology education. Refreshments served.

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January 2018

NASA, Space Travel & Changing Worldviews

January 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New College Jane Bancroft Cook Library, 5800 Bay Shore Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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Free

Presentation by Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable® Group of Sarasota to explore the mythological impact of NASA’s Apollo missions as we enter the 50th anniversary of the famous “Earthrise” photo. Space travel and the Apollo missions altered the mythological landscape of humanity, and continue to inspire the poetry of our existence today. As we enter the 50th anniversary year of the famous “Earthrise” photo, taken by the crew of Apollo 8 on Christmas Eve Day, 1968, George Haddad, senior engineer…

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Florida Transportation History: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (& Steamboats Too!)

January 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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Free

Learn more about how Florida's rail system and waterways shaped the unique history of this State.

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Dr. James Hollis Lecture: Living More Fully in the Shadow of Mortality

January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$25.00 – $35.00

Jung observed that, "Life is a short pause between two great mysteries." That fact is not in dispute; what matters, then, is how we live that pause. E. M. Forster observed that the two who could most illumine us, the corpse and the baby, are not talking. Given that mortality frames our journey, how might we live it more fully, not defined by fear, morbidity and denial? What attitudes and practices allow us to live more fully? And what psychological…

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Dr. James Hollis Workshop: Living the Examined Life: Steps to the Recovery of a Personal Journey

January 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$70.00 – $80.00

Tiny, dependent and at the mercy of the world around us, we all have to adapt, adjust, bury, deny, split-off and repress, and thereby lose contact with our own sovereignty and natural source of guidance. The core project of the second half of life is the recovery of that source. This workshop will focus on 21 steps we may take toward the recovery of our personal journey. JAMES HOLLIS, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian Analyst with a practice in Washington,…

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David Houle Workshop Series

January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
OLLI at Ringling Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, 34237 United States
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$200 – $250

David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. To register or for more…

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Florida in the Civil War? Believe it!

January 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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Free

Did you know that Florida was the third State to secede from the Union? Learn more about Florida's Civil War history in this fun and engaging talk.

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David Houle Workshop Series

January 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OLLI at Ringling Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, 34237 United States
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$200 – $250

David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. To register or for more…

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February 2018

David Houle Workshop Series

February 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OLLI at Ringling Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, 34237 United States
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$200 – $250

David Houle Workshop Series FUTURIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOP SERIES: 21ST CENTURY THOUGHT AND TRENDS WITH DAVID HOULE WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays 3 Sessions: Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2018 WHERE: Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Get Directions » FEES $250 per person; all sessions $225 per person, two or more participants; all sessions $200 per person for four or more participants; all sessions Pre-registration required. No event refunds. Tickets are transferable. To register or for more…

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Lighthouses of the Sunshine State

February 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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Free

Lighthouses have shaped Florida's history for the past 500 years. Learn fascinating stories about lighthouses in this Florida Humanities Council sponsored talk.

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A Sticky Business: The Turpentine Industry in Florida

February 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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Free

Barbara Clark, of the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), will touch on the basics of how turpentine was procured and produced. She then will dive into the lives of the people that worked in the industry, including those that were part of the Convict Leasing System during the Reconstruction Period in Florida. Ethnographic work from Zora Neale Hurston is heavily relied upon to help present an accurate portrayal of what "camp life" would have been like for turpentine workers in…

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Archetypal Narrative Intelligence Case Study: The USA in Analysis lecture with Carol Pearson

February 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$15 – $25

Much unhappiness occurs in our individual and organizational lives when the stories we are living are not authentic and do not work in the situations we are facing. The individuation process can include shifting the narratives through which we make meaning of our lives and our situation. The same is true for countries. Principles of archetypal psychology can show how Americans might come together again, so that we can all become better able to thrive as individuals and groups in…

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My Story, Your Story, Our Story: Narrative Intelligence in Individuation workshop with Carol S. Pearson

February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$55 – $65

People individuate in part by differentiating from others to find their uniqueness and also by what and whom we are willing to commit to. This workshop helps participants increase their ability to observe and name archetypal narratives in themselves, others and the systems of which they are a part, as well as from messages from the unconscious in dreams, Active Imagination exercises, synchronistic experiences and bodily sensations. The goal of this process is reinforcing both individuality and the ability to…

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March 2018

The Art of Living Well (on Longboat Key!)

March 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FL United States + Google Map
$15

Four sessions towards a happier, healthier life! We are all aging, which means continually adapting physically, mentally and socially. Join us at The Paradise Center for this special program designed to enhance the quality of life at any age. $50 for all four Mondays in March, or $15 per session. 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive (2nd Floor of Longboat Island Chapel), Longboat Key. (941)383-6493

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Guided Walking Tours for Heritage Days

March 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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Free

March is both Heritage Days in Manatee County and National Women’s History Month. To celebrate, Manatee Village Historical Park will be opening a new temporary exhibit in the Wiggins General Store on March 9, “Progressive Women: Herstory in Florida, 1840-1918”. This exhibit will explore topics like education reform, women in industry, and the women’s suffrage movement in Florida as a whole, with highlights on women in Manatee County. As an exhibit opening celebration, Manatee Village Historical Park staff and docents…

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Healing The Soul in Anguish: Psychological and Spiritual Approaches to Suffering Lecture

March 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$15 – $25

Join us in a powerful discussion focusing on the problem of suffering, the effects of suffering on the personality and a variety of approaches to address suffering found in depth psychology. This lecture will look at ways to find meaning in suffering, times when suffering can be seen as an initiatory process into a new level of consciousness, and the process of radical acceptance of suffering in situations in which it cannot be changed. We will also contrast some of…

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Healing Painful Emotions: A Depth Psychological Approach

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$55 – $65

States of mind such as envy, hatred, grief and loneliness cause enormous suffering. Many such forms of mental pain are difficult to put into words. We will discuss some of the sources of these painful emotions and suggest ways in which they may be approached from a depth psychological point of view. The second part of the workshop will discuss the problem of evil from a depth psychological point of view. LIONEL CORBETT, Ph.D., trained in medicine and psychiatry in…

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ELEVATE: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level

March 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Goodwill Manasota Cortez, 3465 Cortez Road West
Bradenton, 34210 United States
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Free

Are you interested in strengthening your relationship this year? Think back to the last time you and your partner had a big argument. Was your heart racing? Did your face flush? ELEVATE is a research-based program that helps couples understand the connection between emotions and physical reactions. Learn how to decrease stress, enhance your relationship, trust and love each more, and live a healthier, calmer life. The lessons include: Physiology of Love (emotions & responses) Empower Yourself (health & self-care)…

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Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida

March 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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Free

Meet Doc Anna, the second woman doctor licensed in Florida, in this interactive performance by third generation storyteller, Carrie Sue Ayvar.

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April 2018

Bags to Beds Workshop

April 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Goodwill Manasota Honore, 1704 N Honore Ave
Sarasota, FL 34235
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Free

Do you have a closet or cupboard full of plastic shopping bags? Keep meaning to take them back to the store to recycle but never actually getting around to it? Do you feel guilty throwing them in the garbage knowing they will never disintegrate and will pollute the earth? Looking to meet new people and socialize while also giving back to your community? If you answered yes to any of these questions then we have a workshop for you! Join…

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How to Get Help with Buying a Home

April 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Goodwill Manasota Honore, 1704 N Honore Ave FL 34235 United States + Google Map
Free

Have you been told you can't buy a home because of your credit, income or money in the bank? Stop listening to people who don't know. Come to our FREE mini seminar so we can squash the myths and help you get started. We help people every day who have been turned away by everyone else. We will talk about how to get set up to by regardless of your situations. We Help: Business owners who don’t show much income…

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Consciousness Awakening in a New Paradigm Lecture with Stephen Gillum

April 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$15 – $25

Lecture: Friday, April 6, 2018, from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Workshop: Saturday April 7, 2018, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. As our world is influenced by new discoveries in quantum physics, we can rapidly expand our consciousness on the journey of self-realization, or what Carl Jung called the Individuation Process. In this experiential lecture and workshop, we will learn easy techniques to plumb the depths of the unconscious and integrate this realm—at both the individual and collective levels—into our psychological structure. By…

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Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Exploration Lecture with Marcia Bender

April 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$15 – $25

The Tarot is an ancient method of divination that sparked the interest of Carl Jung, and the symbolism of these ancient cards weave into Jung's concept of archetypes—those universal, archaic patterns and images that originate from the collective unconscious and are expressed in the physical world through individuals and their cultures. Join us for a journey into the symbolism of the Major Arcana cards of the Tarot and how they can be used to access our psyche, including the unconscious…

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Changing the Landscape of Investing, Plan Today for the Tomorrow you Envision

April 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - May 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Goodwill Manasota Ranch Lake, 8750 E State Road 70
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
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Free

Changing Landscape of Investing, Plan Today for the Tomorrow you Envision Women are and continue to control more of the wealth in this country. There is a transfer of wealth about to happen that has never occurred before but we must ask, Are we prepared for that? How can we prepare ourselves for what is coming and what we are about to be responsible for? Join us as Joanne Fabec, Financial Advisor with RBC Wealth Management walks you through wealth…

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May 2018

Reading Food Labels

May 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Learn what nutrition labels reveal about what's really in your food and discover if your favorite foods are actually as healthy as you think! Join us for this informative and engaging workshop to learn the importance of reading food labels as well as how labels can help you make healthier food choices. If you are interested in attending this FREE workshop, reserve your seat TODAY using the RSVP link above!

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June 2018

Suffragette Tea

June 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Charms of Leffingwell, 905 Leffingwell Avenue
Ellenton, FL 34222 United States
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$20

You are cordially invited to Manatee Village Historical Park’s Suffragette Tea to be held at Charms of Leffingwell in the heart of historic Ellenton… Charms of Leffingwell is an antiques gallery and tea room located in the historical Mathews House (1905). The teas, which will begin at 11am on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, will be served by the Smith family, who owns and operates Charms of Leffingwell. The staff of Manatee Village will open the tea with…

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Don’t Miss the SCALL Member Luncheon and Meeting

June 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Foundation of Sarasota County, 2635 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, Florida 34237 United States
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You are cordially invited to the SCALL Member Luncheon and Meeting to be held on June 1, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County (2635 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237).  This meeting will provide an opportunity to get acquainted with other SCALL members, get an update on SCALL's website and marketing efforts, and learn more about the upcoming Lifelong Learning Expo planned for November 2018.  Please try to attend as we value your input.  RSVP no…

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July 2018

Hands-On History Hours

July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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Free

Join Manatee Village Historical Park on Tuesdays in July for Hands-on History Hours. Families can participate in themed activities each session, including pioneer food day, Civil War day, cow hunter day, blacksmith day, and pioneer fun day. Each Tuesday (July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31) at 10am, parents and their children will be led by Manatee Village staff in fun, historically-based hands-on activities, which will include take-home items. Activities encompass old fashioned butter making, designing cattle brands, tasting cane…

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September 2018

Scarecrow Workshops

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
$20.00

Manatee Village Historical Park will host Scarecrow Workshops on Saturday, September 22 from 10-11:30am or 12-1:30pm (both sessions are identical). Ideal for families and small groups of friends: create a life-sized scarecrow. Each group will be provided with the armature (frame), stuffing, material for a head covering, and an instruction packet. Participants are asked to bring the clothing, shoes, and decorations/accessories for their scarecrow—tradition or creative encouraged. This family-friendly event will also feature simple crafts for children. Pack a picnic…

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October 2018

Woman the Toolmaker: Reconsidering Feminine Knowledge and Skill

October 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historic Spanish Point, 337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229 United States
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$10

Historic Spanish Point’s Archaeology Lecture Series is back! Join us on Saturday, October 13th from 1:00-3:00pm for a special presentation from Dr. Kathy Weedman Arthur of University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Archaeological studies continue to describe Stone Age women’s labor as low-skilled, expedient, and homebound including their lithic technologies. This lecture reveals a detailed ethnographic study of African women who are skilled stone-knappers developing their expertise through long-term practice and apprenticeship. Women procure high-quality stone from long distances, produce…

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Does Life Continue After Physical Death?

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FL United States + Google Map
$35

Dr. Mark Pitstick will share the latest research and development news about spirit-communication technology. It is anticipated that SoulPhone devices will someday allow you to type, talk with and see “deceased” loved ones who are very much alive, well and want to stay in touch. Learn about clinical and scientific evidence supporting the existence of a greater reality beyond the physical body’s five senses, followed by a panel discussion with near-death experiencers who will share their firsthand accounts of life-transforming…

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Does Life Continue After Physical Death?

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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$29 – $35

An investigation of clinical and scientific evidence supporting the existence of a greater reality beyond the physical body’s five senses, followed by a panel discussion with Sarasota-based near-death experiencers. Much clinical and scientific evidence now clearly shows that life continues after physical death. That evidence—in addition to an imminent and highly probable breakthrough with SoulPhone™ spirit-communication technology at the University of Arizona—will create a major paradigm shift. Becoming more aware of the greater reality—the vast portion of life that usually…

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November 2018

Pop Up Art Reception: David Scaggs

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Spanish Point, 337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229 United States
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Free

Join us on Thursday, November 1st | 6-8 PM for a FREE Pop-up Art Reception featuring local artist, David Skaggs of Dave's World. David specializes in fanciful and colorful sculptures made with recycled and found materials. Enjoy lite bites, a cash bar and beautiful artwork right here at Historic Spanish Point! To RSVP, please follow this link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-art-reception-tickets-50445220011?ref=estw

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Tree Island Communities of the Late Archaic: An Archaeological Case from the Everglades Agricultural Area

November 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Historic Spanish Point, 337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229 United States
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$10

Historic Spanish Point’s Archaeology Lecture Series is back! Join us on Thursday, November 8th from 5:00pm-7:00pm for a special presentation from Dr. William Locascio of Florida Gulf Coast University. Archaeological remains excavated by students and faculty from Florida Gulf Coast University have produced evidence of Late Archaic occupation of tree islands in the northern Everglades. The Wedgworth Site near Belle Glade, FL has yielded remains that indicate people used tree islands as places of long-term (multi-generational) occupation. This evidence runs…

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Tree Island Communities of the Late Archaic: An Archaeological Case from the Everglades Agricultural Area

November 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Historic Spanish Point, 337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229 United States
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$10

Historic Spanish Point’s Archaeology Lecture Series is back! Join us on Thursday, November 8th from 5:00pm-7:00pm for a special presentation from Dr. William Locascio of Florida Gulf Coast University. Archaeological remains excavated by students and faculty from Florida Gulf Coast University have produced evidence of Late Archaic occupation of tree islands in the northern Everglades. The Wedgworth Site near Belle Glade, FL has yielded remains that indicate people used tree islands as places of long-term (multi-generational) occupation. This evidence runs…

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Lifelong Learning Expo

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carlisle Inn Conference Center, 3727 Bahia Vista St.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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Mark your calendar for the upcoming Lifelong Learning Expo (LLExpo) scheduled for November 15, 2018 at the Carlisle Inn Conference Center in Sarasota.  Major “Local Notables” speakers, lifelong learning organizations’ exhibits, and lunch with an improvisation presenter.  Stay tuned for more details to follow!

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Boomer Conference

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OLLI at Ringling Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, 34237 United States
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$109

No matter what you want to do in retirement ... you're going to need a plan. For some people, retirement might be the easiest thing they've ever done. But for others well, not so much.

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Edwin Culver presents a World War I Centennial Concert

November 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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$20.00 – $25.00

Edwin Jordan Culver, a classical guitarist, will perform a concert of World War I era music at Manatee Village Historical Park on Thursday, November 29 at 5:30pm. This concert commemorates the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I. The Allies and Germany signed the armistice to cease hostilities on November 11, 1918, ending four years of one of the deadliest conflicts in history. Culver is a classical guitarist, composer, and music teacher based in Sarasota, Florida.…

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December 2018

Heritage in an Age of Rising Sea Levels: Archaeological Perspectives on the Anthropocene

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historic Spanish Point, 337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229 United States
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$10

Historic Spanish Point’s Archaeology Lecture Series is back! Join us on Saturday, December 8th from 1:00-3:00pm for a special presentation from Dr. Uzi Baram of New College of Florida. The time to warn about climate change is over. New weather patterns, larger storms, and rising sea levels are challenging communities and transforming conventional thinking. Archaeologists have offered the long-term perspective on human adaptation, and maladaptations to environmental changes; more recently archaeologists are contributing insights for the present generation to envision…

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Old Florida Christmas

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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$5.00

Experience an old-fashioned Florida holiday celebration with family-friendly entertainment, vendors selling handmade art, "make and take" seasonal crafts for adults and youth, food vendors, and vintage silent holiday films - something to delight every age! Every corner of Manatee Village Historical Park will be dressed with splendid Victorian and Florida pioneer inspired décor. While on the museum grounds, explore landmarks like "Old Cabbage Head", the Junior Junction playground, museum exhibits, and the Whistle Stop Gift Shop. The annual festival will…

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January 2019

Come Ride With Us! 2019 – “Jane Brody on Living Well to 100”

January 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Carlisle Inn Conference Center, 3727 Bahia Vista St.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$50

Jane Brody is coming to Sarasota! The "High Priestess of Health," New York Times Columnist and American Author is the keynote at ITN SunCoast's annual luncheon. Health and wellness exhibits, and giveaways will precede the sit down lunch and "Jane Brody on Living Well to 100".  Seating is limited.  Tickets are $50. Sponsor tables for 4 guests with logo and program listing are $400.

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February 2019

“Ybor City: 1855 – 1930” presented by Catherine Cueto

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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Free

Imagine the bustling streets of Ybor City over a century ago: men and women speaking Spanish and Italian; the buzz of the factories; the smell of cigar smoke; the music and dancing. Catherine Cueto, a Master’s candidate in History at the University of South Florida, will explore Ybor City’s fascinating history and culture during a talk at Manatee Village Historical Park on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 pm. “Ybor City: A Latin Enclave in the American South, 1885-1930” will delve…

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March 2019

Manatee Village Historical Park celebrates Manatee County’s Heritage Days with free docent-led tour

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208 United States
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Free

March is Manatee County's Heritage Month. During March, a variety of historical sites and organizations offer events celebrating Manatee County's history and culture. To celebrate, Manatee Village Historical Park will offer two different types of docent-led walking tours: tours of the museum campus and a tour of the 1850 Manatee Burying Ground. There will be two identical tours of Manatee Village Historical Park's campus on March 9 at 11am and 2pm. The tours will focus on the history of the…

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April 2019

Opening Reception: Pictures at The Point

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Historic Spanish Point, 337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229 United States
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Free

Join Historic Spanish Point and its Volunteer Association for the inaugural "Pictures at The Point" Photographic Contest. For information on submitting your own work for the Photographic Contest, please visit: https://www.historicspanishpoint.org/photocontest

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Spiritualism & Tea at Charms of Leffingwell 4/26/2019

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Charms of Leffingwell, 905 Leffingwell Avenue
Ellenton, FL 34222 United States
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$22.00

Join Manatee Village Historical Park staff for a hot cup of tea and fascinating stories of psychics, ghosts and divination. Manatee Village Historical Park will be opening a new exhibit, "Religion in Manatee", in April. In conjunction with this new exhibit, Manatee Village staff will host Spiritualism & Tea at Charms of Leffingwell on April 26 and 27. Charms of Leffingwell is a tea room and antique store housed in a 1905 historical home in Ellenton. Charms will serve tea,…

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Spiritualism & Tea at Charms of Leffingwell 4/27/2019

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Charms of Leffingwell, 905 Leffingwell Avenue
Ellenton, FL 34222 United States
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$22.00

Join Manatee Village Historical Park staff for a hot cup of tea and fascinating stories of psychics, ghosts and divination. Manatee Village Historical Park will be opening a new exhibit, "Religion in Manatee", in April. In conjunction with this new exhibit, Manatee Village staff will host Spiritualism & Tea at Charms of Leffingwell on April 26 and 27. Charms of Leffingwell is a tea room and antique store housed in a 1905 historical home in Ellenton. Charms will serve tea,…

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May 2019

SCALL Annual Meeting & Networking Event

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Foundation of Sarasota County, 2635 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, Florida 34237 United States
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Suncoast Alliance for Lifelong Learning invites you to its Annual Meeting and Networking Event! Our goal is to facilitate an exchange of what’s happening with member organizations and SCALL in a casual and relaxed manner. This event will include some of the following: Time to enjoy a light libation and food bites and conversation with fellow lifelong learning members. Opportunity to hear brief reports from members on past/future activities. Time to view a display of provided PR materials used by…

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The Road to Modernism with Baila Miller

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Historic Spanish Point, 337 North Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229 United States
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$20

Join Historic Spanish Point for a special presentation series from Baila Miller on the Road to Modernism! From Picasso and Klimt to the female Impressionists that overcame daunting obstacles, this series will take you on a journey through the artistic expressions that lead to Modernism. TICKETS: $15 for Historic Spanish Point members | $20 for future members. Tickets can be purchased online, or by calling 941-966-5214. Please call for Member pricing. Series lectures take place at Historic Spanish Point's Visitor…

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