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It is officially summer. Time to celebrate our Independence Day, enjoy longer daylight hours, and delight in summer treats like watermelon and lemonade. It is also a great time to appreciate the air-conditioned classrooms at Master the Possibilities, as outdoor temperatures reach the 90’s. 

Ensuring fun is at the forefront of learning at our Education Center this month, our new Learning That Lasts A Lifetime curriculum begins with a week-long intergenerational event- our Ageless Adventures program. Bring a grandchild and celebrate learning together. What types of learning events can one do with a younger partner? There are plenty, and participants have more than 20 different options the week of July 11 to learn and grow together. 

Acquire golf techniques, try skills at the Escape Box, paint a masterpiece together, or even participate in a treasure hunt to find the pirate’s treasure. For those who may be a bit competitive, join efforts with a teammate and build, decorate and then race a pinewood derby car. Test flying techniques with a drone, or see who can create the best 3D masterpiece. There is plenty to experience that week at Master the Possibilities. For more information, visit our website at www.masterthepossibilities.org and click on Special Presentations. 

After Ageless Adventures week, there is an entire schedule of course content to keep one out of the heat and enjoying new learning experiences. We are providing more than 135 classes in July. Topics include regular class content like Guitar for Beginners and DSLR Photography for Beginners, computer classes like Windows 10 for Beginners and Open Tech Campus.  

New to Florida and want to become familiar with critters in the yard? WILD Florida: Central Florida Reptiles will help participants identify common reptiles and amphibians, some of which may be harmful to pets that enjoy the hot Florida weather in July. This July 21 course is free to members, and $5 to non-members. 

On the 75th Anniversary of Truman signing the National Security Act July 26, those who attend this course may explore with facilitator Joe Bartosh issues Truman had, and his place in history. Truman faced some of the most monumental decisions of our history. Join in the conversation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Live Oak Hall on July 26. Cost is $3 for members and $8 for non-members. 

Visiting with Master the Possibilities from 3 to 4:15 p.m. on July 29 is Chief of the Strategic Implementation Office, in the Exploration Research and Technology Programs Directorate at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Greg Clements, who will delight the audience with historical facts and video about the History of the Founding of NASA. There is no cost to attend, however registration is required, and seating is limited. 

For a complete list of courses, or to view the new catalog, visit our website at www.masterthepossibilities.org. A copy of the catalog may be found at our Education Center at 8415 SW 80th Street. Feel free to call our Main Office 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at (352) 861-9751.