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Master the Possibilities Education Center strives to be on the cutting edge of life-long learning and as such is a focal point of our active community. Located in the new Circle Square Commons Town Center, our exciting educational programs provide hundreds of opportunities throughout the year to learn and grow. Our outstanding faculty is involved in designing classes that build on our active adults' knowledge and experiences and stimulate and challenge them to become more engaged in education.

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Karlyn Holman Watercolor Workshop
January 19, 20 & 21, 2015

Kathie George Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper Workshop
February 12, 13 & 14, 2015




With the holidays just around the corner, you may be looking for low-cost or no-cost gifts that are meaningful and personal. Join us for Gifts from the Heart on Thursday, December 4th from 10:00am-12:00pm, whether you are looking for items for Hanukah, Christmas, a thank you gift or other special occasion. This course includes dozens of fun and inspirational ideas that you can easily be implemented. Students are encouraged to bring an example of a simple gift idea they have used, too. Instructors are Susan Jensen and Margaret Spontak. Advance registration is requested.

Register for a new Master the Possibilities course, Financing for Home Improvements through Property Assessed Clean Energy on December 10th from 10:00am to 11:00am, to learn about a new program that provides financing that may help you modernize your home.
Have you been thinking about the rising costs of electricity and property insurance for your home? Perhaps you’re thinking about upgrading your air conditioner or replacing your old windows with new energy efficient windows, improving your home’s comfort and curb appeal. The Marion County Commission just approved the use of this new financing program that allows approved participants to make certain energy efficient and storm safety improvements to their homes and finance the purchase through their property taxes.
The financing is available for 100 percent of the improvement cost with no credit score requirements. The only out-of-pocket cost is a $25 application fee. The assessment is collected with your annual property taxes and is available to all property owners, even those with multiple houses, rental properties, and even commercial property.

To learn more about the Florida program, visit the Agency’s website at, call the helpful Agency staff at 866.558.3180.

The Emerging Infectious Disease Symposium: Local and Global Perspectives lecture will be held on Wednesday, December 10th from 2:30pm-4:30pm in Live Oak Hall. This free symposium on emerging infectious diseases focuses on how we can work together as a community to prevent the spread of these diseases. Panelists touch on public health measures, healthcare worker training and preparation, legal and ethical issues, and global perspectives about Africa. Master the Possibilities Instructor, Dr. Bryant Shaw, sets the stage for this panel discussion followed by a community question and answer session.

Join us on Tuesday, December 16th from 3:00pm-4:00pm in the Circle Square Cultural Center for Jerry Colen’s America’s Founding Fathers: Creating the Framework for America’s Freedom and Identity. This lecture will focus on some of the key Americans who led the American Revolution against the British and established the United States of America. Leaders like John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were instrumental in crafting the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution – the critical framework for America’s freedom and unique identity.



Due to the overwhelming response for the lecture on Islam’s Shia-Sunni Conflict And Its Impact On Today’s Headlines, we have selected an additional date for the presentation. Changing conditions in the Middle East are so difficult to understand. On Wednesday, December 3rd, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Master the Possibilities presents this course to provide context to current events in the Middle East caused by the Shia-Sunni conflict in Live Oak Hall. It explains the emergence of the rift between Muslims in Islam’s early days and provides insights into the current problems in Iraq, Iran, the Middle East and the broader Muslim world driven by this rift. It will provide insight and relevance to America’s post-9/11 world.

The Fall MTP catalog is now available online, at the Education Center and at various libraries. Continue learning during September, October, November, and December. There are about 370 opportunities to learn, grow and have fun! Register early and often.

Students enrolled in the Sheriff Citizen Academy that begins August 28th, please download the attached application form and either bring it with you on the first day of class, or fax/email it to the Sheriff's office.

MTP receives national recognition ..again!
For the second year in a row, Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning has attracted national attention. The 2014 January/February edition of WHERE TO RETIRE Magazine, features our educational program as the example of a meaningful and cutting edge educational programing. In the article, Director of Education Dan Dowd states "…learning new things and continuing their education is really part and parcel of what the baby boomers are all about". They noted our phenomenal success as well as student input...which accounts for much of our popularity.

SHINE ( Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
Do you have questions about Medicare? SHINE can help! Individual sessions will be every Monday and Wednesday from 10-12pm, first come, first served. There will also be monthly informational sessions September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16.

This is a great way to get accurate and objective information from a Division of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.


Read the recent Ocala Star Banner article on Master the Possibilities. Click here to read.

Where to Retire magazine cites Master the Possibilities as a "stunning success".
The May/June 2012 edition of the national magazine focused on Ocala and On Top of the World Communities. Master the Possibilities was referred to as "a stunning success...a program developed at On Top of the World Communities".

Click here to read "College For Seniors" an article about Master the Possibilities that was published in Ocala's Good Life magazine.

Online Classes
Join Instructor Robert Levin as he helps move Master the Possibilities into a new dimension. Robert will offer 30 online classes. As virtual classes, the courses are available 24 hours a day and can be taken at a time that is convenient to you. Most of the Online Classes are now Interactive. When you finish viewing the class videos and Power Point presentations you contact the instructor. He forwards you an exercise that you complete at your own pace at home. Then the finished material is posted back to the instructor via email. He will make suggestions and provide notes in regard to your finished work. All your questions will be answered at any time during the two or six month subscription to the class material. To register use this link at any time.

Robert has created his own video advertisement for the online courses. The video can be viewed on his site

He has also created a demo page that will provide students with a sample of how the materials work.