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Register for classes at Master the Possibilities now!

Master the Possibilities is a not-for-profit lifelong learning center in Circle Square Commons Town Center. Our nationally-recognized educational program provides hundreds of courses throughout the year to active adults in the surrounding region. Our dedicated and experienced faculty design learning experiences that stimulate and engage students to pursue their interests and passions.

Areas of interest include:



Former Governor Buddy MacKay
How Florida Happened
May 21, 2:00 PM; Video replay June 12, 1 to 2 PM

Dr. Leslie Kemp Poole
Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the 20th Century
June 10, 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Dr. Robert Bonde
Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation
June 11, 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Frank Stanfield
Vampires, Gators and Wackos
July 8, 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Dr. Bob Knight
Silenced Springs
June 18, 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Bob Lee
Backcountry Lawman
July 29, 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Lucy Beebe Tobias
Fifty Great Walks with Lucy
August 12, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

See the catalog for fees and room locations.





A Tribute to Veterans week beginning May 26-29 with special classes and movie.
Click here for more information or call 861-9751 for details.

New summer classes begin June 1.
Click here for new Summer Catalog.

Master the Possibilities Summer Catalog

  • More than 300 classes
  • Florida history and government classes
  • Six sunshine state movie classes
  • Classic Florida book discussions
  • A taste of Florida art, music and food
  • Nine Learn & Go lectures and tours
  • Florida science – manatees, springs and astronomy
  • Health tips for the Florida environment
  • And much, much more!

Navigating the Master the Possibilities Website
Wednesday, May 27 (1-2 p.m.)
Thursday, June 4 (10-11 a.m.)

Learn how you can register from the comfort of your own home! 


Master the Possibilities Summer Kickoff and Open House
May 21, 1 to 4:30
8415 SW 80th St.
Ocala, FL 34481
Drop in for all or part of the activities.

Meet the Faculty: 1-2 p.m.

Get the scoop on courses in the summer catalog - "Discover Florida Like a Native”. See examples of art projects. Rotate through the classrooms and art studios to meet faculty and staff. Hear Margaret Spontak, Director of Education, share news and updates. Sign up for a variety of door prizes.

Featured Speaker Former Governor Buddy MacKay, How Florida Happened: 2-3 p.m.
Buddy MacKay served as a Florida Rep., Sen., Lt. Gov. and Gov., as well as U.S. Rep. and special envoy to the America’s for President Clinton. He will give a presentation in Live Oak Hall on his memoir “How Florida Happened”. He shares stories from the period when Florida grew from a semi-rural to a mega-state. Please register by calling (352) 854-3699 or online at

Coffee and Performance: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Enjoy coffee and refreshments. Hear Marcia Petty, our new guitar and harmonica instructor.


In the News

Master the Possibilities Receives National Recognition
Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning has been identified as a national model for adult education. The Center was recognized by Retire Magazine (2012) and Where to Retire (2014) Magazines as a “stunning success” with “cutting edge programming.”

Read the recent Ocala Star Banner article on Master the Possibilities: Lifelong learning through Master the Possibilities at On Top of the World

Ocala Good Life Magazine features Master the Possibilities