Celebration Lifelong Online Course Catalog Spring 2024
Celebration Lifelong Online Course Catalog Spring 2024Brian Walton2023-09-15T12:16:19-04:00
American Icons: The 3 Henrys
Session #1 – February 13, 20, 27
Thursday, 10:45 am – 12:00 noon
Henry Plant was determined to have his trains running to his ports on the west coast of Florida, not just for carrying goods from his steamships but to bring people to his Tampa Bay Hotel built in 1891 (and now a museum and part of Tampa University). Henry Flagler, a friendly competitor, was just as determined, building railroads and hotels along the east coast of FL, down to Key West. Henry Ford wasn’t interested in trains but the automobile; he may not have invented it but he designed & manufactured the first automobile that Americans could afford. Learn how the 3 Henrys made a difference to Florida.
After working for Citibank for 20 years, Audrey became a Director for MasterCard USA for six years, then joined MasterCard Europe as a consultant for five more years. Her banking career may have nothing to do with American Icons but her love of history and interesting people does!
Did you ever wonder who Dr. Phillips is? After all, there’s a town in Central FL named after him, and a magnificent Performing Arts Center. And if you’ve been to the Morse Museum in Winter Park, perhaps you’d like to know more about the man behind the stained glass, Louis Comfort Tiffany (and what has he got to do with the jewelry store!). Bok Tower & Gardens in Lake Wales gets thousands of visitors every year, but who was Edward Bok? Come and learn about these 3 amazing men and why they are so important to Florida.
See previous bio.
Back to the Moon…What More Do We Have to Prove? - NEW
Session #2 – March 10, 17, 24
Tuesday, 10:45 am – 12:00 noon
Fifty years ago America won the Space Race with Apollo 11, followed by five more successful trips to the moon before the Apollo Program came to an end. Now the United States plans to return to the moon by 2024 with the newly-announced Artemis Program. The naysayers are saying, “Are you kidding me? Been there, done that.” This course will take on those naysayers. Jim will explain not only how it’s going to be accomplished, but also more importantly, why.
Having earned an engineering undergraduate degree from Purdue University, an MBA from the University of Michigan and executive certificates from Duke and Northwestern, Jim concluded a diverse 37-year career at Ford Motor Company and retired to Celebration where he has engaged his passions for automotive history, business research and photo journalism. With press credentials at Kennedy Space Center for the last 10 years, he now hosts live mission broadcasts at SpaceFlightInsider.com.
Beginning Acting for Adults: Improvisation – NEW
Session #2 – March 12, 19, 26
Thursday, 10:45 am – 12:00 noon
Are you a Romeo? Or a Juliet? Or a Martha or George? Afraid of public speaking? Acting is easier – and a lot more fun! This course will be devoted to improvisation techniques that encourage your creativity, stretch your imagination and build your self-confidence. Techniques of line interpretation, pacing and reaction will make an actor out of you. This will be a safe place to spread your wings and become the STAR that you know you are. Class size is limited to 10.
Don has a BS in Comprehensive English Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, an MEd in English Education from the University of Pittsburgh, an MSEd in Educational Administration from Duquesne University, and was a Fellow in the School of Speech and Drama, Northwestern University. An Equity member, Don has performed in more than 60 Equity productions and is a published and produced playwright.