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These Times They Are A Changing, or so I have been told. Focusing on this theme for the next catalog curriculum, Master the Possibilities will have a selection of courses highlighting changes in various products, processes, and society. So, be on the lookout for the new catalog to arrive at our Education Center later this month on May 25 with more than 475 courses to explore.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Kick-Off from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 24 at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Those who attend this free and open to the public event will be one of the first to receive a copy of our catalog, have a chance to pre-register, and visit with various Master the Possibilities faculty members to learn more about our classes here. There will even be a chance for those who visit to win a free seat in a class. You may choose to skip the registration line and bring a personal tablet or cell phone to self-register while walking around the event.

Don’t wait until next term to learn a new skill or become intrigued with a new topic, though. There are more than 40 courses already scheduled each week in May available for registration. Our Visiting Speaker this month is Bob Kealing, who will be talking about the Beatles while they visited Florida. Good Day Sunshine State, The Beatles in 1964 will focus on two weeks in particular and include research from more than thirty interviews and information from rare letters. The cost to attend this presentation on May 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.in Live Oak Hall is $11 for members and $16 for the general public.

Listen to a presentation that goes into detail about steps a CIA case officer employs in acquiring someone in a foreign country with access to valuable information to spy for the United States. Dr. Don Wyman will explain the meticulous planning and clever techniques used to transfer intelligence safely and securely without compromise. Espionage Tradecraft: To Catch A Spy will be held in Live Oak Hall from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 12. The cost to hear this intriguing lecture is $11 for members and $16 for the general public.

Want to venture outdoors for a day in gorgeous May? Attend the Island Hopping the Cedar Keys kayak trip with local historian and expert Lars Andersen. This easy to moderate trip will take participants on the waterways that are still ruled by nature. Kayak use is included in the trip cost, which is $49 for members and $54 for the general public, and is scheduled for kayak launch time at 10 a.m. on May 16.

There is so much more planned at our Education Center this month. For a complete listing of classes, visit our website at www.masterthepossibilities.org, or give us a call 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at (352) 861-9751.