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Master the Possibilities Education Center at On Top of the World Communities in Ocala, FL.

March 15th, 2019


New Interest Survey!


This is your last chance to let us know if you think these proposed courses should be added to the curriculum.  Click here to get started:  New survey will be available soon!



Summer Catalog and Kick-Off Event


Our catalog development team has been working diligently on the next publication!  Mark your calendars for the the first opportunity to grab the new copy at our Summer Kick-Off Event on May 8, 1-3 p.m. in the Circle Square Cultural Center.  No registration is required.  Bring a friend or two and come to see what’s new and exciting at MTP!



Master the Possibilities’ Week-Long Family Program- Ageless Adventures


Are you expecting a visit from your grandkids this summer?  Master the Possibilities will have over 20 course offerings available, encouraging learning for all ages!  This intergenerational program, Ageless Adventures, blends generations and enables grandparents (or parents) to work as a team to participate in classes with a youthful partner. 


Registration begins on April 17th.  More information to come.



Awesome April Events:


The Beatles: All You Need Is Love
Apr. 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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’ time, did four musically untrained teenagers evolve into the most popular rock n’ roll group of all time? National Geographic author and cultural historian Gary McKechnie will connect the dots to reveal the magic and mystery behind the Beatles’ fame and lasting influence. From all-night shows in Hamburg bars to lunchtime sessions in a converted Liverpool warehouse to landmark performances on England’s Royal Variety Performance and America’s Ed Sullivan Show, once the Beatles hit their stride, they influenced the direction of music, fashion, film, youth… and the world.  Master the Possibilities thanks Marion Cultural Alliance for support of this program.

Members: $8; Non-Members: $13


Polishing the Jewel in the Crown - Volunteering at Silver Spring State Park
Apr. 17, 10-11:30 a.m.

Many of you have seen the world famous natural spring on the east side of Ocala.  What you may not know is that volunteers are vital to the many activities that visitors enjoy - assisting in the Museum, promoting beauty in the gardens, assisting kayakers and canoeists on the River Patrol, helping with fund raising efforts.  This talk will provide clear insight to the roles and opportunities available through the perspectives both of park rangers and members of the Citizen Support Organization, the Friends of Silver Springs.  Come and see how you can enjoy our natural wonders while helping us polish this jewel!

Members: Free; Non-Members: $5


The Florida Manatee- Recovery from Endangered to Success
Apr. 17, 4-5:30 p.m.

This course discovers the remarkable biology and conservation of the Florida manatee and tracks the historical path that was used to monitor the remarkable recovery of this unique aquatic mammal. Learn about how manatees evolved and how they respond to anthropomorphic threats in a growing Florida population. Can we learn from their lesions to embrace our wildlife and the environment of this fragile Earth?

Members: $8; Non-Members: $13


Making Marion County's Springs Great Again
Apr. 24, 10-11:30 a.m.

Marion County is home to two of the largest springs in the world - Silver and Rainbow. Join Florida Springs Institute Executive Director, Dr. Robert Knight, for a discussion on how excessive groundwater and fertilizer uses is seriously threatening the future of these springs. Dr. Knight will highlight the bold actions that Florida's water managers must take to prevent the demise of these springs and the important rivers and recreation they nourish.


There is still hope to save our springs! Following Dr. Knight's presentation, FSI Associate Director, Heather Obara, will discuss the many opportunities available to On Top of the World residents to support local efforts to protect our water resources, including volunteering, reaching out to state and local leaders, and educating others about Florida's unique environment. The Institute will also provide a sneak peak of its new research and education center in development at Silver Springs State Park.

Members: Free; Non-Members: $5


Remembering Marion County 50 Years Ago
Apr. 25, 5-6:30 p.m.

In 1970 Marion County had a population of 70,560 compared to a population of 331,298 in 2018.  Increased population brings progress as well as challenges.  Join us as we remember Marion County 50 years ago through the stories of those who lived and worked here. Panelists include Barbara Brooks, Rev. Lorenzo Edwards, Paul Ferguson, Brent Malaver, and Margaret Hankinson Spontak.  Discussion will be moderated by Nate Gilman and will conclude with time for questions from the audience.

Members: Free; Non-Members: Free



Don’t Miss Out on These Exciting Courses!


State of the Arts in Marion County
Mar. 20, 4-6 p.m.

Across all the arts, times are changing. Shifts are occurring to make art more accessible, more fun, interactive and inter-generational. Art can be found in public places like parks, roof tops, and sidewalks. Art is popping up unexpectedly like flash mobs in public venues, crocheted creations over trees, chalk sidewalk art, abandoned art for the taking and more! Genres are crossing lines such as integrating movie with theatre through shadow casts. Explore the latest in emerging trends in the art scene from various organization leaders in Marion County.  Learn about what they have in store for the future. 

Members: Free; Non-Members: Free


Pacific Exploration: Who, What, When, Where, and Why
Mar. 25, 1-3 p.m.

The discovery and charting the boundaries of the huge Pacific Ocean is filled with true stories of good and evil men, ship wrecks, heroism, murder, and even cannibals.

Members: $15; Non-Members: $20


Butterflies Bracelet
Mar. 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Learn 2-strand stringing and create a lovely, spring butterfly bracelet using crystals and metal bar components. Multiple color choices available, and all materials are included. Students should bring reading or magnification glasses, if difficulty seeing up close.

Members: $35; Non-Members: $40


Healthy, "Wellthy," and Wise
Mar. 28, 1-4 p.m.

One of our most important assets in life is health.  Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease. Good health allows us to enjoy both the simple pleasures and the grand adventures in life. Enroll in this class and learn tools, tips and techniques you can use to invest in your health and receive life-long returns on your investment.

Members: $15; Non-Members: $20


Got Mylk? Homemade Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives
Mar. 29, 10-11:30 a.m.

Store bought varieties of non-dairy milk alternatives are often full of thickeners, stabilizers, and other artificial ingredients. In this class you learn the basic process of making healthy homemade nut/seed mylk, how to flavor them, and what to do with the leftover pulp! Students will receive printed copies of all recipes and educational materials to take home. Note: There is a $10 supply fee payable to instructor the day of class.

Members: $20; Non-Members: $25



Volunteer Opportunities Available!

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Master the Possibilities admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.