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True American Modern Art
April 18 | 11 – 12:30 pm Thursday
Brooks Enrichment Center  

American painters, sculptors and architects of the 20th century
created innovative ideas that made the U.S. a force to be reckoned
with on the world art scene. Familiar names like Georgia O’Keeffe,
Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol
all bring to mind distinctive visual styles. We examine works by nine-
teen artists, each original, each imaginative, but all distinctively American.

Religion, Power, Dynasty and the Crown –
The Civil Wars of France
April 18 | 1:30 – 3 pm Thursday
Cypress Cove  

Ruling over a fractious state is a challenge at the best of times, but when
the “new religion” reached 16th century France, the combination of ambition,
greed and religion made for a lethal cocktail. The great noble families fought
for dominance over each other and the weak kings; the royal family, buffeted
by intrigue, plots and counterplots, struggled to hold onto their lives, let alone
their thrones. By 1589, the ruling house of Valois had collapsed and the
Bourbons reigned. This lecture explores the personalities, intrigue and
machinations of the French wars of religion, as well as the values and beliefs
that enabled moderation to prevail.

Google Docs and Google Drive
April 18 | 2 – 3 pm Thursday
Moorings Park Grande Lake  

Explore Google Docs, the free word processing software from Google and
learn how to save your files to Google Drive. In addition to the formatting,
layout, templates and other features, you learn how to collaborate with
others using Google Docs and Google Drive.

Comanches – Lords of the Plains
April 19 | 10:30 – 12 pm
Friday Naples Center / Online via Zoom  

For almost two centuries Comanches controlled a territory of over 250,000 square
miles centered in the Texas panhandle. They were the most powerful tribe in America,
and one of the most effective fighting forces in history. Often likened to the Spartans
of Ancient Greece, they defeated other tribes, settlers and armies. Originally a peaceful
tribe, they evolved into expert horsemen and skilled warriors. They were free a decade
after most Native tribes surrendered to U.S. dominance. Topics include: raids; massacres;
wars; captives; disease; leaders; US Army campaigns; Texas Rangers; and Code Talkers.

Operation Paperclip – Recruiting Nazi Scientists
April 19 | 2 – 3:30 pm Friday
The Arlington  

As World War II waned, the Allies raced to recruit German scientists and technology.
This was a highly effective effort led by the OSS. Among the scientists brought to
America was Wernher von Braun, who developed the V-2. Topics include: secret U.S.
interrogation centers, history of Paperclip (and related operations), Peenemunde, the
Church Committee, declassified CIA research (Star Gate, MKULTRA) and related
British and Soviet operations. A detailed and fascinating examination of a major
intelligence operation.    

Sneak Peak for Next Week – see what is coming    
Affordable Housing: Needs and Impacts
Nuclear Power – The Essential Component in a Strategy to Mitigate Climate Change
Kennedy – Nixon: The 1960 Campaign for President
Escape Your Filter Bubble: Learn to Talk with Those You Disagree With
Media Perspectives: The Future is Cloudy
Mongolia – One Land, Two Worlds
Should I stay or Should I Move? Understanding the Senior Housing Options in SWFL
A Conversation with Florida Gulf Coast University President Aysegul Timur        

The Arlington, Naples (AR)
Aston Gardens, North Naples (AG)
Bentley Village, North Naples (BV)
Bonita Bay Community Assoc., Bonita (BB)
Brooks Enrichment Center, Bonita (BR)
The Collaboratory, Ft. Myers (CO)
Cypress Cove, Ft. Myers (CC)
FGCU Main Campus, Ft. Myers (FG)
Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples (GR)
Hideaway Beach Club, Marco island (HB)
The Island Country Club, Marco island (IC)
Moorings Park Grande Lake, Naples (GL)
Moorings Park at Grey Oaks, Naples (GO)
Moorings Park Original Campus, Naples (MP)
Naples Center, Naples (NC)
Siena Lakes, North Naples (SL)
The TwinEagles Club, North Naples (TE)
United Church of Marco Island, Marco (UC)
Wyndemere Country Club, Naples (WC)  

(see page 4 of the Winter-Spring 2024 Program Guide for location addresses)    

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