Florida Area Events

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Upcoming Events:

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Thursday, July 26, 2018, 9:30-11:30 am (9:30 reception, 10:00 program)
Puerto Rico
Devastated by hurricane Maria this past September, Puerto Rico is still far from fully recovered. Total losses from the storm are expected to exceed $100 billion. Hundreds have died and the rebuilding of infrastructure has been much slower than many had hoped. Join Active Minds as we review the history of this important U.S. Territory, including how U.S. policies have impacted its economy and its people over the past century. We will end with a look forward as to what the future may hold for the island as it continues to rebuild.
Location: Village on the Isle, 920 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 941-486-5492

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
Israel & Palestine
Join Active Minds as we look at one of the most persistent regional conflicts of our time. We will review the origins of mid-east tensions dating back to the creation of the state of Israel (and before) and bring the story up to date, including the most recent events. The role of the rest of the world, including the United States' support for Israel, will be addressed as well as what prospects for peace might look like in the region.
Location: The Preserve at Clearwater, 2010 Greenbriar Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33763... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 727-735-6200

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Thursday, August 23, 2018, 9:30-11:30 am (9:30 reception, 10:00 program)
The Year 1968: Chaos, Conflict & Change
The year 1968 was a year of chaos, conflict and change—all brought into America’s living rooms by television. It began in January with the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and ended with the successful completion of the Apollo 8 moon orbit mission. In between we saw civil rights struggles, student protests, political upheaval, and the assassination of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to this key year in history to explore these and other important events.
Location: Village on the Isle, 920 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 941-486-5492

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
Songs from World War II
It's a sad but inevitable fact that war has always inspired great music. Long ago, a military victory would lead to a celebratory composition (Beethoven penned such works). World War II was no exception, leading to the creation of profound classical works by Aaron Copland, Benjamin Britten and others – as well as numerous pop songs by the likes of Spike Jones, Vera Lynn and, of course, the Andrews Sisters. In this Active Minds program, we'll sample music that honored and, yes, had a little fun with, that traumatic, unforgettable period in world history.
Location: The Preserve at Clearwater, 2010 Greenbriar Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33763... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 727-735-6200

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