Since we are almost in August, feel free to attend the upcoming fall term kick-off for Master the Possibilities from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Circle Square Cultural Center to see what learning opportunities will be available this fall. The new learning theme is “Endless Possibilities.” Come see just what endless possibilities will be offered September through December. All attendees will receive the print catalog and have a chance to register before registration officially opens Thursday, Aug. 8 on the website and in-office and person Friday, Aug. 9.
Participants may still register for the more than 130 courses Master the Possibilities has available for summer. Recently added to the curriculum is “NASA: Apollo 50th Anniversary” (video presentation and discussion). Join MTP from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1 for a video recording of a presentation given by experts at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Learn about the Apollo program’s “giant leap,” which has been said to take a complete decade of intense preparation to accomplish. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is NASA’s leading center for robotic exploration and deep space communication and its role in Apollo was primarily robotic precursor missions that helped pave the way, and management of the Deep Space Network. Participants are welcome to join in a class discussion following the presentation. There is no cost to attend but registration is required.
Join Sandy Prindle, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 for “Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination and Booth’s Confederate Connections.” Prindle will share about the co-conspirators who were caught and mention those who got away. He will discuss the legal issues, like the Supreme Court decision, Ex parte Milligan. Come hear about the skeletons in the closets of President Andrew Johnson, Secretary of State Edwin Stanton, and chief prosecutor, Joseph Holt. How did those skeletons suppress the whole story for many decades? Attend this event to find out. Cost is $8 for members, and $13 for non-members.
The MTP team is excited to team up with Cammy Dennis and AARP to offer a film screening and discussion on “Lives Well Lived” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary “Lives Well Lived” is presented by Sky Bergman. The film celebrates the inspiring wit, wisdom and experiences of forty people aged 75 to 100 and takes a glimpse into their intimate memories and compelling personal histories that span over 3,000 years of experience. Sponsored by AARP, this event is free, but does require registration.
For additional information, or to register, visit the MTP website 24/7 at masterthepossibilties.org, or call the office 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (352) 861-9751. The MTP team is excited to share information about their amazing upcoming learning opportunities.