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The Winter 2018 Term

Fabulous February Line-up

February 2018 World News
By Margaret Spontak

Two distinguished military leaders are featured at Master the Possibilities during the fabulous February line-up. Retired U.S. Army Colonel Gorham Black III leads a lively “learn and grow” conversation on racial issues on Feb. 3 or Feb. 24, 2 – 4 p.m. The free program offers informed historical and personal experiences about black history.

On Feb. 27, 2- 3 p.m., Army Chaplain Janet Y. Horton shares insights from her book – Cracking the Camouflage Ceiling. Hear highlights about the faith, persistence and progress of a female chaplain who participated in the initial integration of women in the military in the 1970s.

Other Black History Month features include a history series with Jennifer Moore-Ambrosia featuring The Jim Crow South (Feb. 7), The Harlem Renaissance (Feb. 21) and From Montgomery to Selma (Feb. 28). Mervyn Paz explains The Underground Railroad: Its Impact on America using her beautifully handmade quilt to tell the story (Feb. 15). Thursday Afternoon at the Movies features four great films to Celebrate Black History. Pick up a movie list in the office.

The winter theme, How It All Works, is woven throughout the catalog. Master the Possibilities Board Member Dick Belz leads off the How the Government Works series with Civics for Florida Newcomers (Jan. 31). Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox follows right behind (Feb. 6) to share insights about the election process from how candidates begin the process to how votes are cast and tallied. Then a panel of state and local leaders, Rep. Charlie Stone, Commissioner Michell Stone and City Manager John Zobler discuss how community initiatives are accomplished, using some great examples of projects (Feb. 9). The panel is followed by a question and answer session.

If you are interested in How the Arts Work, meet-up at the Magnolia Art Exchange and tour the Discovery Science Center on Feb. 7, 1-3:30 p.m. Ocala Civic Theatre Director Mary Britt takes you behind the scenes during a four-part series held at the theatre showcasing what it takes from choosing the play, casting and rehearsal, designing sets and costumes and opening night.

Don Wright is back in Feb. with the popular Introduction to 3-D Printing, a two-part series on this fascination technology (Feb. 22 and March 1). See more How Technology Works offerings on pages 42-43 of the catalog.

If you missed Flashpoint North Korea in Dec. with Frank DiPiero, you can sign up now for one of two presentations, Feb. 27 or March 27, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Explore North Korea and the U.S.’s deteriorating relationship and possible scenarios that could play out.

Lastly, but ever so important, are two classes to keep you and those around you safe. Attend American Heart Hands-on Only CPR (Feb. 14 or April 9) and Crime Identity Theft Awareness (Feb. 2).

If you want to take you sweetheart to something special before dinner on Feb. 14, attend Master the Possibilities’ Story Circle as guest and resident tellers share lots of heartwarming stories (Feb. 14, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Cypress Hall).


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