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Registration is NOW Open!
To register for offerings by phone, please call our office at (772) 462-7880. 
To utilize our online registration system, Click Here. If you have any difficulty registering online, don't hesitate to call the office.
We are very excited about the upcoming season and wanted to highlight a few of the upcoming courses!
1. Bridge for Beginners:
DATES: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 2018 (Mondays)
TIME: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. LOCATION: Vero Beach, Mueller Campus, Richardson Center, Auditorium

Learn the basics of contract bridge using the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) standards. Participants will gain an understanding of scoring, strategy, commonly used conventions, and have ample time to play. Each week explores a different aspect of the game, and provides opportunity for practice, discussion and fun! Minimun of 4 participants; maximum of 20 participants.
To Register, Click Here
​2. Great Adaptations: Books into Films: Never Judge a Book by its Film:
- Wednesday Dates: October 17, November 14, December 5, 2018; January 16, February 13, March 13, April 3, May 1, 2019
- Thursday Dates: October 18, November 15, December 6, 2018; January 17, February 14, March 15, April 4, May 2, 2019 
TIMES: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  
LOCATION: Vero Beach, Mueller Campus, Richardson Center Strategic Planning Center (C-103)

One of the Institute’s most popular offerings, Great Adaptations has expanded from 20th-century novels to include film adaptations of non-fiction and biographical books. Enjoy reading a book each month and then come together to discuss the book, view the film, and compare and contrast the book with the film. Selections include an eclectic variety of books- classical and contemporary- that illuminate interpersonal relationships to inspire stimulating discussion. All books are available for loan at local libraries or purchase online. Maximum of 20 participants.
To Register for the Wednesday Option, Click Here.
To Register for the Thursday Option, Click Here.
3. Prehistoric Trade and Exchange in the Mediterranean:
DATE: October 25, 2018 (Wednesday)
TIME: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  LOCATION: Fort Pierce, Main Campus, Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y-205

This lecture focuses on early farming communities of the Mediterranean and on the social dimensions of prehistoric trade and exchange. A particular focus is placed on obsidian, a volcanic glass that was used to produce stone tools of the era. The ways in which archaeologists reconstruct ancient trade routes will be discussed along with current understandings of how both objects and people circulated across the landscape. 
To Register, Click Here.
4. Florida Flavor: Books with a Florida Theme:
DATES: October 31, November 28, December 12, 2018; January 30, February 20, March 27, April 24, 2019 (Wednesday)
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - Noon  LOCATION: Fort Pierce, Main Campus, Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Y-212)

Enjoy reading a variety of books relating to Florida. Selections include books with Florida locations, politics, and history. Some are serious; some use humor. All will educate the reader about some aspect of Florida. Maximum of 20 participants. 
To Register, Click Here
​5. Seminole Wars: Their Causes and Controversies:
Okeechobee Date: November 28, 2018 (Wednesday)
Fort Pierce Date: February 6, 2019 (Wednesday)
TIME: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  

This course will shed light on the causes of the Seminole Wars, as well as many of the controversial actions of the Wars, with emphasis on the Battle of Okeechobee. Presenter will be dressed in period uniform. Participants will have the opportunity to view artifacts from the Seminole Wars, Battle of Okeechobee, and Seminole Tribe.
To Register for the Okeechobee Date, Click Here
To Register for the Fort Pierce Date, Click Here
Series Subscriptions to the 2018- 2019 Distinguished Lecture Series on Current Issues are now available!


We invite you to join us for our Annual Open Houses with coffee and conversation-

meet members, peer leaders, and register for current courses!

These events are free and open to the public, so bring a friend!  Light refreshments will be provided.

Dates and Locations: 

Times for each are 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. To RSVP, please click on the location you wish to attend below:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018- Richardson Center, Mueller Campus, Vero Beach

Thursday, October 11, 2018- Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Main Campus, Fort Pierce

Friday, October 12, 2018- Schreiber Conference Center, Pruitt Campus, Port St. Lucie

Tuesday, October 16, 2018- Wolf High-Technology Center, Chastain Campus, Stuart

Friday, October 19, 2018- Williamson Conference Center, Dixon Hendry Campus, Okeechobee

You may also RSVP by calling the office at (772) 462-7880.

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