CURRENT EVENTS with Joel Ivers
Read the papers, watch the news, check the blogs, and be ready to discuss news of the week in a lively atmosphere. And, there is always plenty of it! Joel Ivers will lead you in an informative and vibrant discussion.
WRITING YOUR STORIES with Judith Yellen
This class is for people who think they can’t write. Yes you can! Beginning with free writing, Judith will guide you through the natural writing process for getting your memories, stories, and ideas on paper. You’ll do free writing in every class. You may share what you’ve written (optional) and give and receive constructive feedback. Come be inspired and write with us.
SPOTLIGHT: Arts and Literature
April 9 - William Trapani, Ph.D. FAU College of Arts and Letters
Make Civility Great Again
April 16 - Lee Siroka, FAU Department of Theatre and Dance
The Merry Wives of Windsor
April 23 - Mark Telesca, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist
The History of the Blues
April 30 - Diane Carter, The Morikami Ambassador
Introducing Ms Gunma - Japanese friendship dolls
May 7 – Adam Bradford, Ph.D. FAU, College of Arts and Letters
Whitman: Poet of Democracy
May 14 - Mark Eiglarsh, Trial Attorney, TV & radio legal expert & motivational speaker
The Art of Happiness
EXPLORING FAITH AND DOUBT with Rabbi Mordecai Schreiber
Rabbi Schreiber will facilitate a thoughtful discussion of faith and doubt. All faiths welcome.
THE JOY OF POETRY with Bari Attis and Nan Ganyard
Participants will read and discuss selected poems from the early modern writers to those of the 21st century. Emphasis will be on reading aloud, discussing the poems and poetic elements, and most of all finding joy in the words of a variety of poets.
SPOTLIGHT: SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Science professors present a series on science and environment to encourage participants to expand their knowledge and interest in science.
April 9- Tiffany Roberts Briggs, Ph.D., Deept. of Geosciences
of the Boca Beaches: Sand, Storms, and Sea Turtles
April 16 - William Louda, Ph.D., Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Water quality issues in South Florida and its effects on Algal Blooms
April 23 - Jason Mireles-James, Ph.D., Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
Low energy transport in celestial mechanics
April 30 - Mehrdad Nojoumian, Ph.D., Dept. of Computer & Electrial Engineering and Computer Science
Digital Currencies and Blockhain Technology
May 7 – Colin Polsky, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Environmental Studies
Climate Change: Myths, Realities, and Solutions
May 14 - Wolfgang Vichy, Ph.D., Dept. of Physics
Gravitational waves emitted from double neutron stars and Black Holes
SPOTLIGHT: Health and Wellness
April 11, 18, 25 - Tracy Kim, Hypnosis and Wellness Coach
May 2 Lydia Merl, 500 CYT, Yoga teacher at Yoga Journey
May 9 Dr. Brock Erickson, Doctor of Chirpractic
Standing Tall: Good Posture
May 16 Anne Goldberg, The Savvy Senior Motivational Speaker for Seniors
Decluttering Your Mind: Choosing to Feel Happy not Crappy
SURVIVAL SPANISH with Pina Forero and Frimi Alalu
The class will zoom in on key social functions: greetings, expressing your opinion, asking for directions, ordering at a restaurant and talking about your family. Students will learn practical conversational Spanish, idioms and slang, grammar and vocabulary as well as gain Insights into Hispanic and Latino culture.
SPOTLIGHT: Florida issues/Global Issues
Mark Schneider, ACLU
Sharia Law: What’s it All About?
April 18 Attorney Aileen Josephs and Rabbi Barry Silver
Immigration: Perspective from an Activist Immigration Attorney and an Activist Rabbi
Ethelene Jones, League of Women Voters
The Electoral College and the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
Drew Martin, Sierra Club
Rabbi Barry Silver
Big Sugar and Other Environmental Issues
Steve Wallace, Attorney
The Brexit Effect
ANALYZING THE NEWS with Jacobo Goldstein
He will give us the inside scoop on politicians and fellow correspondents during his Washington years from the Carter through the Bush administrations.
SHORT STORIES with Bari Attis
Edgar Allan Poe defined a short story as one that could be read in "one sitting." Stories will reflect different time periods, countries, and viewpoints. All stories will either be accessible online or given to you. So, sit back, read and enjoy a short story and join Bari in a thoughtful discussion.
Thursdays, 11:15- 12:30
MIND ODYSSEYS with Geoffrey Kashdan
Geoffrey Kashdan believes that education can also be recreation. Similar in sophistication to 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.
ARISTOTLE'S BISTRO with Tony La Duca
The ancient Greek philosophers were the great questioners. Aristotle's Bistro continues the tradition by inviting questioning of our ethical views and those of others in an atmosphere of respectful inquiry. Tony LaDuca has led these ILIR classes for several years. He will facilitate formulating guiding questions and discussions. "Philosophers" of all persuasions are welcome.
You Can Ukulele with Fritz Aufdencamp
Come and open a new chapter in your life by learning to play the "happiest" musical instrument. Sing the songs you thought you would never have an opportunity to sing again.
Thursdays, 2:45-4:00 p.m.
THE FILM CLUB with Susan & Tony La Duca
Film Club welcomes serious film lovers for interactive discussions about challenging films. Class led by Susan and Tony LaDuca, lifelong film lovers and critics. Emphasis will be on aspects of film writing, acting, directing and editing. Participants are expected to see recommended films that are showing at local theaters..