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The other day, the Master the Possibilities staff and I were discussing April Fool’s Day and sharing stories about the best pranks we played on other individuals to observe this silly holiday. As I sat and listened to these stories, I immediately became thankful that all these recollections were from the past and most when the team was back in high school. Not one single foolish joke, scheme, or crazy idea was played out at our Education Center. Thank goodness!

That then led me to ponder about this holiday and do some research and educate myself on its existence and reason. As I scoured the internet for an answer to the mystery, I realized this very inquisitiveness is what brings participants to our Education Center daily. We all seem to have a thirst for an answer, a drive to know more about something that brings us together with like-minded individuals to find a fulfillment to a spark of interest.

At Master the Possibilities, our team of amazing faculty give more than 150 chances each month for individuals to find an answer to a question or learn how to master a skill. These 230 people have a passion for sharing the answer or furthering the discussion with anyone who has a thirst to know more. Take this month, for example. Our team has over 155 classes on a plethora of scheduled topics.

One example is the Florida Authors course being presented by Edith Gandy at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. During this event, Gandy will share about Jake (J.T.) Glisson and his love for Florida. Participants will have an opportunity to discover more about the Cross Creek and North Central Florida area through Glisson’s tales and apparent love for this state. Cost to attend this class is $3 for members and $8 for the general public.

Want to explore more of small towns in Florida without the drive? Local historian Billy Bass is presenting a new series this semester called “Small Town Florida Neighbors.” On April 6 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., his lecture will be focusing on the St. Johns River area and the first coast counties. The class fee is $10 for members and $15 for the general public.

Since the month of April happens to be in the spring, where the birds are happy and flowers are blooming, instructor Norm Lantz is sharing with participants information about 32 different species of warblers in North Central Florida. If you have ever wanted to know what type of bird that is in the back yard, this is the place to start. Cost to attend this two-day event is $30 for members and $35 for the general public. Class dates are Wednesday, April 12 and 19 from 10-11:30 a.m.

For a complete list of classes taking place this month at or Education Center, visit our website 24/7 at www.masterthepossibilities.org. There, you will find a copy of our print catalog, as well as our online catalog to register or learn more.