The Center is interested in bringing new art, educational, and cultural classes to our community. If you are looking to enrich your mind or lives, learn about a new subject or art form, or just want to be creative, join in one of our many offered classes. For more information please contact The Center (941) 778-1908 or email@example.com.
To register or for more information about any of the Lifelong Learning Classes please call (941) 309-5111 or visit www.rclla.org.
Einstein’s Circle is a place where people gather to engage in an open exchange of ideas, opinions, and information on a variety of topics. These popular give-and-take discussions focus on political, social, and economic issues, as well as current events and concerns.
Einstein’s Circle discussions are free and open to the public. No prior registration required.
Wednesdays: Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 25; and Nov. 1, 8, 15
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
HERONS AND EGRETS & THE PLUME WARS
Presented by: Alice Newlon
Florida was ground zero for the Plume Wars. You will meet characters you know … Marie Antoinette and John James Audubon. You will meet some you do not know, like Guy Bradley, the first environmental martyr, and Boston socialite Harriet Hemingway-no one has used tea more effectively since the Boston Tea Party. They weave a fascinating story of the collision of birds, fashion, economics, and politics, which nearly brought many of Florida’s birds to extinction. You will get to know our herons and egrets too, in detail. After the presentation, there will be an optional walk in Perico Park.
Wednesday, Oct. 18: 1-2:30 p.m.
Partnership with Kadampa Meditation Center Florida
Finding Clarity of Mind
Buddha taught that the true nature of our mind is calm, clear, and positive. Meditations on the mind’s pure nature helps us to relax more deeply and tap into our spiritual potential. With practice we gain can insight into the flexible and limitless nature of our own mind. This meditation class series, led by Kelsang Tharlam, will be based from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s recent book ‘The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra’. Drop-ins are welcome and you can attend classes any time during this series.
Wednesdays 7pm to 8:15pm
October 4th, 11th, 18, 25th
November 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th
December 6th, 13th
Tech U will cover both iphone and ipad topics dependent on the interests of the people attending the class. Some potential topics are digital photography, security, and find my phone, how to use settings, sharing photos, text messaging and siri.
Instructor: Loretta Estabrooks
Cost: $5 for members/$10 for non-members
Date: Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am
Oct 10 – iOS 11 – should I upgrade?
Oct 17 – iPhone/iPad – beyond the basics – Settings & Security
Oct 24 – Digital photography using your iPhone or iPad
Oct 31 – Android basics (Samsung phones)
Nov 7 –FREE CLASS for members iPhone and iPad Basics
Nov 14 – Kindle Basics
Nov 28 – iPhone/iPad – beyond basics
Dec 5 – FREE CLASS for members iPhone and iPad Basics
AMI Swap Meet
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” Brene Brown
If you are interested in old school, keeping it real, face to face (as opposed to Facebook) community camaraderie, come join us for our Monday morning Swap Meet. Each Monday we will meet to share. BTW, you will leave with new ideas and connections with AMI neighbors and friends. And on a more serious note, given the state of our communities nationwide, maybe this can be a perfect example of what comes out of taking a little interest and a little time to get to know each other a little better. Attendees: * Brings as many ideas to the table as you would like!!
Cost: $5 each session suggested donation
Starts November 6th
- Swap Books (Share reviews of books that you recently read and loved-or liked.)
- Swap Hobbies (Share your hobby and show us how to do it)
- Swap Finds (Share your best recent shortcuts, quotes, deals, documentaries, apps …anything that was a wow for you)
- Swap Life Advice (Share your favorite life lessons)
- Swap Poetry (Share your favorite poetry or prose)
- Swap Websites (Share websites that make our life easier and/or better)
- Swap Recipes (Share your favorite recipes for the holiday)
Ted Talks to AMI
Technology, Entertainment and Design
We always have the chance to hear great thinkers with Ted Talks, an online community who “believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.” Now we get the opportunity to watch and discuss those short and thought provoking talks with our own community. Join us in lively, fun and meaningful dialogue about…well, all kinds of things since there are over 2,400 “ideas spread” on this fascinating platform. Topics currently under consideration include Business, Science, Global Issues, Arts, Body Language, Books, Choice & any other topic that you may want to consider. What a way to come together…at The Center… where we too can gather as a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other!
Cost: $5 each session suggested donation
Start November 6th