2017-03-16 / Arts & Entertainment News

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda.

Sculpture in Scandinavia
10 a.m.-noon
Monday, March 20, 27
Fee: $35
Instructor: Dr. Sharon MacLaren

Although sculpture has been a prominent form of artistic expression throughout Scandinavia, little is known about its sculptures and sculpture gardens beyond northern Europe. This course will provide an introduction to the best-known Scandinavian sculptors and their works.

Remembering Faces and Names
10-11:30 a.m.
Monday, March 20
Fee: $18
Instructor: Cindi Ryerson

One of our biggest complaints is the inability to recall people’s names. During this lecture you will learn new techniques to encode information so you will not need to be so dependent on your memory to recall a name. Learn how to create associations that will help your recall.

Beautiful Bromeliads
1-2:30 p.m.
Monday, March 20
Fee: $18
Instructor: Cate Peterson, Florida

Master Gardener

The bromeliad is a rosette of leaves that present in a surprising variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Learn how to select this plant that thrives on Southwest Florida’s natural precipitation. They produce pups, so your collection will increase easily. Learn effective placement and care of bromeliads to expand your plant palette in your exterior or interior landscape.

JP Morgan Guide to Markets: A More
Advanced Look
10 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, March 22
Fee: $20
Instructor: Adam Cummings

The JP Morgan Guide to the Markets is an advanced look at current economic conditions. Topics will include the U.S. economy, growth, jobs, profits, inflation, and financial markets for U.S. bonds, U.S. stocks and international stocks. Learn the advantages of investing for the long run.

Beginning Spanish Conversation Plus
1:45-3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22, 29, April 5 and
Fee: $65
Instructor: Dr. Arline Fitzmaurice

This course is a continuation of “Beginning Spanish Conversation” HC1365 with an emphasis on conversational skills. Prerequisite: some previous but limited Spanish language experience.

The Man Who Changed TV Forever:
Norman Lear
10-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 28
Fee: $18
Instructor: Jack Rabito

Learn the story of Norman Lear, the genius who created TV programs that remade our culture. For the first time, TV series dealt with the issues of the day — racism, poverty, bigotry — yet still left weekly audiences of up to 120 million howling with laughter. Take an inside look at American’s greatest living storyteller who gave us “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons” and others. Hear untold stories of America’s most beloved performers backstage and off camera.

iPad/iPhone Apps: Camera, Photos
and Photo Editing
10 a.m.-noon
Tuesday, March 28
Fee: $30
Instructor: John Guerra

This is not a class for Android tablet users and presumes you understand the basic operations of the iPhone/iPad. You will learn how to use the features of both the still image camera and the HD video camera in your iPad/ iPhone We will also discuss how to get photos from your digital camera onto your device, and how to edit, organize, manage, email, and share them. Turn your iPad/iPhone into a digital photo library of your most important photographic memories.

Life, Part 2

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28
Fee: Non-members: $42, includes
catered lunch; members: $10 lunch
fee only
Instructor: Jaha Cummings

This course will help retired and semiretired people rediscover their gifts, their dreams and use their free time to live purposeful and happier lives. This course consists of lecture, group work and Q & A. Participants will leave the course with a renewed sense of purpose and new friends. The class size is limited to 20 participants. Call 505-0130 for lunch options.

iPad/iPhone Apps: Messages, Maps
and Notes
1-3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28
Fee: $30
Instructor: John Guerra

This is not a class for Android tablet users and presumes you understand the basic operations of the iPhone/iPad. Learn the detailed workings of your Messages, Maps, and Notes applications on your iPhone/iPad. Existing users should take this lecture to learn about all the enhancements in iOS 10, Apple’s newest operating system.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held in the FGCU facility at Herald Court Centre, 117 Herald Court in downtown Punta Gorda. Parking is free in the adjacent parking garage. To register, call 505- 0130 or visit https://registerra.fgcu.edu. ¦

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