Schedule for Spring 2019 

Fall schedule will be posted late summer. 


9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Current Events with Joel Ivers

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

SPOTLIGHT: Arts and Literature

This SPOTLIGHT features six classes with a different speaker each class.  


March 25      The Art of Hand Drumming for Health and Fitness -

 Michael Teller, Founder Delray Drum Circle

April 1 - Cantor David Presler       

April 8   -  Collecting = A Disease

Jerry Reinert, Retired Expert

April 15  -  Washington Irving: Beyond the Headless Horseman

Joice Albert, Instructor and Guide at Washington Irving's Sunnyside

April 22 -TBA 

April 29 -    Acoustic Blues

                        Mark Telesca, American Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist and Bassist   

1:15 p.m.-2:30

SPOTLIGHT:  Fun, Fitness, Football and more


3/25 The Magic of Music – Ira Gutzeit, Certified Suzuki Instructor, “Little Mozart” Program Teacher 

4/1 Let’s Talk Sports: FAU Football/Sports – Howard Guggenheim, Founder of FAU Football Program; Brian White, Vice President and Director of Athletics 

4/8 Classic Cars – Art Polacheck, Collector
4/15 It’s a Balancing Act: Avoiding Injuries and Falls – Brock Erickson, Doctor of Chiropractic 4/22 Foundations of Fitness – Wade Waddick, Evolution Fitness
4/29 Yoga: What’s in it For Me? – Ellen Roehrig Patrick, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist 


The Joy of Poetry

with Nan Ganyard and John Gabrielson

2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

SPOTLIGHT: Science and Environment

Hosted by Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College Science. This series features seven FAU professors talking about their areas of interest.  Always fascinating. 


March 25 -The Brain's Learning Machine 

Carmen Barela, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

April 1 - Model Trains for Fun and Profit

Ata Sarajedini, Dean, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

April 8 -Pain Management & Threats of Addiction

Lawrence Toll, Professor of Biomedical Science 

April 15  - So, What's the Problem with Sugar?

Gregg Fields, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Director, Center for Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

April 22 -Data Science in The Business World

Mustpaha Awada, Affiliate Research Professor, Physics Department

April 29 - Self-Driving Cars: Where are They Taking Us? 

Will Hahn, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences


9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

The News: A Journalist's Perspective

Jacobo Goldstein


Short Stories

Bari Attis & Judith Yellen

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Bet you don’t know what the Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, or even the School Board does. Join us to learn from these and other local, state, and federal officials and learn what they do and how they help us. 

Guest speakers include :

3/27  Palm Beach County Tax Collector Ann Gannon

4/3 Teri Mitzi - State 

  Jayne Chapman -Federal 

4/10 State Attorney Dave Aronberg

4/17 Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks

4/24 Palm Beach County Commissioner Robert Weinroth

5/1 Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer 


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Mind Odysseys with Geoffrey Kashdan

A retired educator, Geoffrey Kashdan believes that education can also    

be recreation. Similar in sophistication to programs on the Discovery and History Channels, these talks are presented with visuals, sometimes accompanied by short video clips. Your body sits while your mind goes on a fascinating trip. Look for the topic of the week in the weekly e-mail. 


3/28 Enigmas: An Exploration of the Strange and Unexplained 

4/4 So Who Knew? Surprisingly Advanced Ancient Technology 

4/11 The Stunning Paintings of Pieter Bruegel
4/18 Why Men Shave and Women Wear High Heels: Some Common Customs Explained
4/25 The Heretic Pharoah, Akhenaten. Was He the Historic Moses?
5/2 Staycations in Palm Beach County: Free or Inexpensive Hidden Treasures 


What Lies Ahead: Relationships in Our Senior Years

with Susan LaDuca, Ph,D., Retired Contextual Family therapist

Participants will have the opportunity to raise ever-changing relational issues. We will attempt through class discussion to identify possible modes of resolution. Topics will include: love, friendship, sex, loneliness, parent/child conflicts, health, loss. 

11:15 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

SPOTLIGHT: People and Places: Countries and Cultures


3/28 Never Again - Not Now - Stephen N. Zack, Attorney - Nazi looted art

4/4 The Florida Highwaymen – AJ Brown, Florida Highwaymen Historic Artist 

4/11 The Journey of the Hirabayashi family: From Internment to Freedom – Diane Carter, The Morikami Ambassador 

4/18 Guatamala – Father O’Loughlin, Co-founder, Guatemalan Mayan Center 

4/25 Colombia: Diversity and Magic – Pina Forero, Retired Teacher, St. Andrew’s School 

 5/2 S.S. Andrea Doria – Jerry Reinert, Retired Expert

1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.


with Drew Martin, Conservation Chair, Sierra Club

A series focused on nature and environment in Florida.  



2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Film Club

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