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Individual Tickets for the Distinguished Lecture Series are now available! 

Upcoming Courses:

  1. The Preservation of Aviation History: The Commemorative Air Force:
    DATES: March 21, 28, 2017 (Tuesday)
    TIME: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. LOCATION: Fort Pierce, Main Campus, Brown Center, (Y-108)

    The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) owns the largest warbird fleet in the world. This two-part course will explore the history of World War II Aviation and explain the things that the CAF and its members are doing to preserve this rich aviation history. Presentations will include narrative, photos, specifications, production numbers, and costs of the warbirds. Participants will learn about the origin and history of the WASPs, the Flying Tigers, the Tuskegee Airmen, Little Boy and Fatman, and other resources that enabled the USAAF to help the Allies prevail. The course will also discuss the legendary lead C-47 involved in D-Day, “That’s All Brother”.

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  2. ​Robots, Ray Guns And Radioactive Monsters: Classic Science Fiction Films of the 1950s:
    DATES: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 (Tuesday)
    TIME: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. LOCATION: Stuart, Chastain Campus, Wolf High-Technology Center, Strategic Planning Room (C-103)

    This series focuses on the classic era of science fiction movies – the 1950s. Participants will be treated to stories of alien invasions, mad scientists and their dastardly schemes, intrepid explorers voyaging through outer space, and horrifying monsters battling mankind. In each session we will show a different seminal work of the genre, followed by a group discussion of the film, including its themes, merits, and impact on subsequent movies. 

    When Worlds Collide (1951, 83 minutes) When scientists discover a distant planet is on a catastrophic collision course with Earth, the government refuses to believe the evidence. It’s now up to private citizens to finance and build a spaceship to carry a limited number of people and animals to another planet to begin a new civilization.
    Them! (1954, 94 minutes) This story of giant radiation-mutated ants begins in New Mexico with a child wandering in shock, a ransacked general store, and a battered corpse full of enough formic acid to kill 20 men – and ends with an epic struggle in the 700 miles of storm drains under Los Angeles. 
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957, 81 minutes) After encountering a mysterious radioactive mist, an ordinary businessman finds his physical size diminishing as his ordinary household becomes a terrifying trap of doom. 
    I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958, 78 minutes) A distraught bride is growing increasingly alarmed over the changes in her new husband, who's been acting strangely ever since their wedding night. And for good reason: he and most of the other men in their small town have been taken over by sinister aliens who have arrived on planet Earth to marry human women with the hope of reviving their dying race.

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  3. Discovering Your Inner Artist:
    April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 (Wednesday)
    TIME: 10:00 a.m. - Noon LOCATION: Fort Pierce, Main Campus, Brown Center, (Y-108)

    Explore the elements of art and composition, while creating beautiful works of art using charcoal, pastels, watercolor and acrylic. Using a line-by-line and step-by-step approach, fabulous artwork will be produced in a relaxed atmosphere. Experience the joy and satisfaction of Discovering Your Inner Artist.

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News & Spotlights

Treasure Coast Happenings Interview on The Joy of Learning

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Category: Lifelong Learning News
Summary: Drew Mello of WQCS 88.9 FM, interviewed Program Director Melissa DePriest, on the Joy of Learning and the upcoming 2016- 2017 Offering Sessions. more…

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