“LEARNING – JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!” The 2018 Winter/Spring Classes are listed below chronologically by their beginning date for the month of January. Classes beginning in February, March and April are on separate pages. Included with class descriptions is biographical information on each instructor. Many classes are one day sessions but others continue on the same day of the week for two to six weeks.
All classes are held in classrooms on the Charlotte campus of Florida SouthWestern State College at 26300 Airport Road in Punta Gorda. Each classroom has up-to-date audio-visual equipment and there is ample parking with short walks to the “D” building (the only two-story building on campus).
You can register online with your credit card by clicking on the appropriate “Add to Cart” button (FRIENDS member or non-member) or you can call the LLI office at 941-637-3533. Refunds must be requested either by email or in writing through the U.S. mail and will be granted only prior to the first class session.
NOTE: Additional classes may be added as details are confirmed.
Now make your choices and learn — just for the fun of it!
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:00 – 11:50 am (1 session), Classroom D108 “Magic on the Bay: An Illustrated Story of Historic Spanish Point” - John McCarthy
This will be an overview of the fascinating story of Historic Spanish Point, from prehistoric times to our first homesteader to the creation of Gulf Coast Heritage Association to preserve, restore and interpret this very special place in Osprey, Sarasota County, Florida. John McCarthy is the Executive Director of Gulf Coast Heritage Association/Historic Spanish Point. John is well known in Sarasota as a historical tour guide, lecturer and occasional writer. Prior to his work with Gulf Coast Heritage, John served as County Historian and Director of Parks & Recreation in Sarasota Co. Government. John was born in Ft. Myers and lives in Sarasota. NOTE: This learning session is scheduled one week before an optional LLI trip to Historic Spanish Point on Jan. 30.