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Master the Possibilities Education Center strives to be on the cutting edge of life-long learning and assuch 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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NEW CLASSES

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 www.EvestFlorida.com, 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.

 



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DATE   COURSE CLASSROOM TIME
9/11 Musical Prodigies Series: Amadeus LOH 1 - 3pm
54 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dr. Pat Wellington
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri. Musical genius Mozart lives fast and dies young.
9/18 Musical Prodigies Series: Shine LOH 1 - 3pm
62 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dr. Pat Wellington
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
The stranger-than-fiction travails of piano virtuoso David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
9/24 Italian Film Series: "La Vita E' Bella" LOH 1 - 3pm
73 Seats Available
Instructor(s): MTP Staff will Facilitate
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
A 1997 Italian comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni. Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book shop owner, who must employ his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp. Part of the film came from Benigni's own family history; before Roberto's birth, his father had survived three years of internment at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The film was a critical and financial success, winning Benigni the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 71st Academy Awards as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
9/25 Musical Prodigies Series: Hilary and Jackie LOH 1 - 3pm
63 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dr. Pat Wellington
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
The wrenching story of renowned classical cellist Jacqueline du Pre whose brilliant career was cut short by disease.
9/29 British Comedy Series: Kind Hearts and Coronets LOH 1 - 3pm
69 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Richard Copeland
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
The Duke of A'Ascoyne dies! There are nine potential heirs in the line of succession! A poor relative ninth on the list, hatches a deadly scheme to move himself up the list.
10/2 Deadlier than the Male Movie Series: Body Heat LOH 1 - 3pm
65 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dr. Pat Wellington
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Body Heat Starring William Hurt and Kathleen Turner. Credulous lawyer helps beauty murder her inconvenient husband.
10/8 French Film Series: Intouchables (The Untouchables) Cypress Hall 1 - 3pm
74 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dick Riberdy
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
A huge box office success in France in 2011, this captivating film is told largely in flashbackthe story of wealthy paraplegic Philippe and his new found live-in caregiver and soon to be best friend Driss. Both have family problems and baggage but their friendship is a boon to both.
10/9 Deadlier than the Male Movie Series: Fatal Attraction LOH 1 - 3pm
71 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dr. Pat Wellington
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. Straying husband gets more than he bargained for.
10/16 Deadlier than the Male Movie Series: Basic Instinct LOH 1 - 3pm
67 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dr. Pat Wellington
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. Douglas gets put through the ringer again by an ice-cold seductress.
10/20 British Comedy Series: The Lavender Hill Mob LOH 1 - 3pm
50 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Richard Copeland
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
A shipment of gold bullion. A meek bank clerk. The eccentric neighbor. How to steal the gold bars? The plot thickens and results in a towering conclusion.
10/22 Italian Film Series: "Ladri Di Biciclette" LOH 1 - 3pm
74 Seats Available
Instructor(s): MTP Staff will Facilitate
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Ricci, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, gets at last a good job - for which he needs a bike - hanging up posters. But soon his bicycle is stolen. He and his son walk the streets of Rome, looking for the bicycle. Ricci finally manages to locate the thief but with no proof, he has to abandon his cause. But he and his son know perfectly well that without a bike, Ricci won't be able to keep his job.
10/29 French Film Series: Sraphine LOH 1 - 3pm
67 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dick Riberdy
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
As the winner of France`s prestigious Csar Award for Best Film in 2009, Sraphine is a film to be reckoned with. Sraphine Louis is a humble, poorly educated housekeeper who loves nature and art. Nature inspires her to create, to paint. Her paintings are her own personal treasures until she comes to meet Uhde, a noted German art critic who takes a liking to her work and insists that it shows great promise. Separated by the war of 1914, Uhde returns to France in 1927 and once again promotes Seraphine`s art work. She becomes a successful artist but her success is short lived when the great depression puts an end to her financial well-being. She goes off the deep end but Uhde rescues her in a fashion and once again she comes to enjoy the beauties that nature offers.
11/6 Wilde Things Movie Series: The Picture of Dorian Gray LOH 1 - 3pm
46 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dr. Pat Wellington
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Starring Hurd Hatfield, George Sanders and Angela Lansbury. A decadent aristocrat looks young and innocent but his portrait tells a different story.
11/12 French Film Series: Les motifs Anonymes (Romantics Anonymous) LOH 1 - 3pm
69 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dick Riberdy
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Anglique Dlange is afraid of almost everything and attends a support group for people like her. She is a first-class chocolate maker who prefers to remain anonymousshe doesn`t like recognition, she prefers to remain quiet and alone. Fate casts her into the view of Jean-Ren Van Den Hugde, coincidentally also a great chocolatier and also a loner, afraid of many things, particularly of intimacy but fate has a way of overcoming these fears these two people share and soon their lives move in a direction neither could have guessed.
11/13 Wilde Things Movie Series: An Ideal Husband LOH 1 - 3pm
32 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dr. Pat Wellington
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Starring Rupert Everett, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Jeremy Northam. An entertaining stew of scandal, blackmail and gossip.
11/19 Italian Film Series: "Rocco e i Suoi Fratelli" LOH 1 - 3pm
71 Seats Available
Instructor(s): MTP Staff will Facilitate
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Rocco and His Brothers is a 1960 Italian film directed by Luchino Visconti. Set in Milan, it tells the story of an immigrant family from the South and its disintegration in the society of the industrial North. The title is a combination of Thomas Mann's Joseph and his Brothers and the name of Rocco Scotellaro, Italian poet who described the feelings of the peasants of southern Italy.
11/20 Wilde Things Movie Series: Wilde LOH 1 - 3pm
39 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dr. Pat Wellington
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Starring Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Tom Wilkerson. A stunning look at Oscar Wilde in his last years, humiliated and ruined.
11/24 British Comedy Series: The Lady Killers LOH 1 - 3pm
47 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Richard Copeland
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
A sweet, eccentric old lady, with a history of false reports to her local police station, rents a room to a man with a cadre of strange friends. The plot zigs and zags and Oh yes! There are a few laughs in the telling of the tale and a real hang up at the end.
12/4 Holiday Movie Series: Remember the Night Cypress Hall 1 - 3pm
48 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dennis Knapp
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Is a 1940 American romantic comedy/drama Christmas film directed by Mitchell Leisen, and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray.
12/11 Holiday Movie Series: Meet Me in St. Louis LOH 1 - 3pm
50 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dennis Knapp
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Is a 1944 musical film from MGM which tells a story of an American family living in St. Louis at the time of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair in 1904.
12/18 Holiday Movie Series: It's a Wonderful Life Cypress Hall 1 - 3pm
64 Seats Available
Instructor(s): Dennis Knapp
Resident Fee: FREE
Non-resident Fee: FREE
Is a 1946 American comedy/drama film based on a short story "The Greatest Gift".


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