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September 2018

In her new book, the author of the acclaimed best seller, The Madonnas of Leningrad, tells the remarkable true story of Jan Yoors - childhood vagabond, wartime resistance fighter, New York bohemian - and the two women who agreed to share his life and weave his magnificent tapestry designs.

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John Maiorino, renowned global speaker, combines new collective scientific evidence to demonstrate how you can continue to build your brain muscles and slow the aging process using the power of the subconscious mind for achieving better health and happiness.

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November 2018

Join landscape photographer and best-selling author of over 20 photography book, Matt Kloskowski. Matt's personal mission is to create an educational experience that simplifies the process of taking great photos and editing them to get the results you've always wanted using Lightroom and Photoshop.

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In 1858 a group of Southerners shocked the nation by landing 400 enslaved Africans on Jekyll Island, Georgia, against federal and international law. Jim Jordan tells the remarkable tale as presented in this new book, The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book.

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January 2019

Award winning journalist, Keith Long takes the audience behind the cameras and into the production meetings where the business models of major news networks and other organizations script the news that we all accept as fact. Keith explains the business model behind these news broadcasts designed to keep viewers attached to one news outlet.

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Join professional photographer, Lewis Kemper, as he shares techniques to expand your creativity and take your photography to the next level. Learn how to use long exposures, time lapse, in-camera movement and more to make your images stand out from the crowd.

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February 2019

"WARCHILD” by Helga Flower is not your typical WWII book chronicling battles, generals, or weaponry. It is a personal memoire of one little family and what they endured to survive. Helga was only a small child, but her memories are vivid. Today, Helga is a renowned artist and teacher sharing her experiences with audiences all over the world.

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March 2019

Join photography legend, Tony Sweet and learn about equipment, lenses, quality of light, com positional considerations and creative effects that make this type of photography exciting, refreshing and affordable.

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Discover the American Revolution you never learned about in school. Don Glickstein, author of one of the best 100 books ever written about the American Revolution “After Yorktown” explores rarely heard perspectives on the war in his illustrated talk and presentation. Hear stories from the war, discover the reasons the Revolution matters to us today, and learn why the study of history can help us understand the 21st century’s war on terrorism.

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In this moving presentation, game designer, author and filmmaker Tim Walsh cites studies on brain science to illuminate the power of human connection, while screening clips from his documentary film on John Spinello, the inventor of the iconic board game, Operation. Throughout Tim's film, John learns that the game he invented has touched more people in more ways than he ever could have imagined. While demonstrating how connection gives our lives more purpose and meaning, Tim offers ways to improve our own Compelling Connections for a more playful and purposeful life.

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April 2019

Learn more about the newest initiative coming to The Villages® community and how the food you eat can change your life.

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During his 1-hour presentation, Gary Powers will talk about the Cold War, U-2 Incident, the Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies that depicts his father’s exchange for Soviet Spy Rudolph Abel, the misinformation that surrounded his father, and what he has done the past 25 years to set the record straight.

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May 2019

Stalwart Florida Cracker, Martha Jane Pacetti, tells of her early struggles living in the primitive Florida of the 1800’s. Throughout the years Martha encountered fascinating Florida pioneers, from struggling working men to millionaires from the north seeking a tropical paradise. Martha Jane lived many adventures both tragic and amusing in rugged early Florida and she just loves to talk about it all.

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June 2019

Join Alycyn Culbertson, expert gardener with 20 year’s experience in gardening for butterflies, to explore what plants will draw and keep butterflies in to your garden. Participants will receive information on top nectar plants that thrive in our local climate, host plants and their corresponding butterfly species. Presentation will feature extraordinary photos that capture the natural beauty of our own back yards.

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Is life giving you lemons? Come join Nancy Stampahar, also known as “The LemonAID Lady,” for a fun, interactive lecture on how to become more receptive and resilient to adversity and change. You will leave armed with powerful techniques that can motivate anyone to make lemonade out of lemons in no time at all.

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July 2019

Learn the story of Elvis Presley, the Memphis teenager whose talent, looks, and sex appeal started to get the world all shook up in the 1950s. An unknown truck driver in mid-1954, within two years Presley had become one of the world’s most famous entertainers. Although the superstar lived a short life, his influence lives on through generations of fans.

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August 2019

Come on out for a nostalgic trip through 150 years of Baseball history with author, educator and lifelong baseball fan, Jim Halloran. A sport known for uniting people across the nation, Baseball and America is a celebration of triumphs and hardships baseball and America have faced together.

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September 2019

Although it’s been half a century since Beatlemania was born, generation after generation of fans continue to keep the Beatles on the top of nearly every musical poll. But how, in just a few years, did four musically untrained teenagers evolve into the most famous rock n’ roll group of all time? Recall the magic and mystery behind the Beatles’ fame and lasting influence on music, fashion, film, youth and the world.

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Performing unique interpretations of Presidential couples, William and Sue Wills present the personal side of 34th President Ike and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. This dramatically read performance humanizes the names in our history books, illustrating the strengths, weaknesses, triumphs and failures of our First Couples. The Wills have performed for over a decade at the nation’s Presidential sites, recreating historical characters, capturing the personality and experiences of presidents and their first ladies.

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Learn more about the newest initiative coming to The Villages® community and how the food you eat can change your life.

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October 2019

Join memory expert Dr. Linda Sasser for an educational and entertaining presentation on how memory works and age-related brain changes. Dr. Sasser has been studying and presenting on the issues impacting brain and memory health for more than three decades. You will learn about lifestyle practices for maintaining and even improving brain function, and will leave with easy-to-use strategies for remembering names, information and tasks.

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Join author Tim Bryce in celebrating the human spirit as we age. Filled with observations of the foibles of life, identifying items we tend to overlook or take for granted. Based on Mr. Bryce’s new book “Tim’s Senior Moments”, an entertaining look through humorous and serious essays on history, nostalgia, athletics, and the nuances of life that make it worth living.

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