Skip to main content
Hundreds of courses. Knowledgeable instructors.  Have it your way, online or in-person.  
March 2023   FGCU Academy FGCU Give Day 2023     Greetings, We are so excited to have you support FGCU Academy during FGCU Give Day this year! A big thank you to those who have already donated. FGCU Academy strives to bring you new and interesting lectures and topics. The only way we can continue to do so, is to ask for your support.   FGCU Academy is your premier lifelong learning center in SWFL. We continue to provide top notch lectures, day trips, series programs and so much more. With your support, we can make FGCU Academy even better. Your donations do make a difference. Reach out to others you know and ask them to support us as well.   We are halfway to our first goal. We need at least 12 people to make a donation and the donations need to total $1000 or more. If we meet this goal, we will receive a matching gift of $1000. $2000 may not sound like a lot, but it allows us to bring in a high level speaker to lecture.. (similar to our Salke Contemporary Art Series lecturers).   Please help us reach our goal by donating anytime before March 16th at 12pm.  #FGCUGiveDay. View our page giving page here.   FGCU Academy [email protected]   Please reach out to me for more information at the above email address. For assistance with registration-call our office (239) 434-4737, and we will be glad to assist you.

Maintaining Activities of Daily Living through Maintenance of Bone Health @ Naples Center or Online via Zoom- March 13 | 10 – 11:30 am   Decline in bone health while a function of aging, can be limited and even reversed. In this lecture exploring bone health across the lifespan we explore daily lifestyle choices that can improve bone health and limit age-related decreases in bone strength. Quality of life is centered in our body’s capacity to carry on daily activities and this lecture will discuss nutrition and exercise related approaches to optimizing bone health at any age.

Father Richard Sanders – From Monk to Migrant Priest @ Naples Center or Online via Zoom- March 13 | 1:30 – 3 pm   Father Richard Sanders has been called a saint and “the soul of Immokalee.” This beloved priest died at age 47 while serving as the only priest in Immokalee in the early 1980s, at the height of immigration of farm workers who came to plant and harvest expanding agriculture in SWFL. Previously a Trappist Monk, he felt called from the silence of Mepkin Abbey to be of service to poor Black people and later, Hispanic farm workers. Join us as we learn about this remarkable man’s desire to make a difference in the world. Carlene narrates Father Sanders’ story with pictures and songs that describe the man and the people who loved him.

Yoga Nidra Meditation (2-part series) @ Naples Center or Online via Zoom- March 14 | 9 – 10 am   From the comfort and peace of your own home, calm and reset your body and mind through the practice of Yoga Nidra Meditation. We start with gentle stretches and breathing exercises to relax the body as we ease into a guided meditation. Yoga Nidra is the easiest form of meditation. It is an ancient sleep-based guided meditation, which is very relaxing. As a result, people feel refreshed and their energy is recharged. It’s equivalent to 3-4 hours of sleep. Very healing on many levels. Suggested props include a yoga mat and blanket or towel.


CLICK HERE – March Daily Calendar   Call us for assistance with registration – 239.434.4737     Free Gift with Purchase of a Membership   When you purchase a membership, you are supporting lifelong learning in the SWFL community. As a token of our appreciation, we have a free gift for all those who Moviepurchase a membership, in-person or online. Visit the FGCU Naples Center at 704 Goodlette Frank Rd North to receive your free gift.   Bring FGCU Academy to Your Community   If you would like to have FGCU Academy provide programs at your community, click below and send us an email with your information: who the contact person is, their email and phone number along with name of your community. We will be happy to reach out and discuss the possibilities with them.
Schedule a Private Education Session for Your Community!  
SUNDAY MOVIES @ FGCU Academy   March April


International Film and Documentary Discussion (All movies begin at 2pm)
Viewing held at Naples Center – 704 Goodlette-Frank Rd. N. – 3rd floor, Naples

* March 12 – Lion
* March 26 – Hive
* April 9 – Pain and Glory 
* April 23 – A Sun   
Join FGCU Academy for a casual afternoon enjoying the above movies and participating in open discussion afterwards with our moderator – John Guerra Register early Advanced registration is strongly recommended    

FGCU Academy Day Trips  
March 16 – Miami Millionaire’s Row Boat Cruise & Bayside Marketplace
March 21 – Flagler Mansion and Gilded Age Afternoon Tea
March 22 – Tour of Immokalee
March 28 – Miami’s Wynwood Artistic, Culinary and Cultural Tour

April 3 – Vizcaya Mansion & Gardens Tour with Lunch (Date Change)
April 4 – The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg
remember to book your trips early as they sell out fast  

LOOKING AHEAD   See a sample of what is coming over the next week click on any title below for more information  
Wednesday March 8 iPhone/iPad Settings: iCloud, Notifications, Apple Pay, Emergency SOS and More

Thursday FGCU Academy 2023 Travel Open HousesMaximizing Social Security BenefitsFinancial Strategies for a Successful Retirement (3-part series))

Friday Balance University: Improve Balance, Posture and Flexibility (3-part series)iPhone/iPad Camera AppiPhone/Ipad: Tips, Tricks & Secrets All Users Should Know in iOS 16Science and Religion: Are they Really Compatible Ways of Getting at the Truth?Nicolay & Hay: We are Lincoln Men

Monday March 13 Computer and Internet Security for Desktops, Laptops, Phones and TabletsFake News: What it Is, What it Isn’t and What We Can Do About It

Tuesday Yoga Nidra Meditation (2-part series)Women Impressionist Painters: Berthe Morisot and Mary CassattCourageous Women: Sojourner Truth and Ida B. WellsiPhone/iPad Notes App: The App Everyone Should Use

Wednesday The Rise and Fall of America’s Retail PalacesHuman Trafficking in SWFLArabian Sands – A Visit to Saudi ArabiaBeaumarchais: Financier and Arms Dealer in the American RevolutionShifting Tectonic Plates: Putting the Pieces Together    

Travel The World With FGCU Academy Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living   View our Pre-Recorded Travel Open House Presentation Now    
INSIDER’S JAPAN View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
May 20 – June 1, 2023 | 13 days
It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating. This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic
cities of Takayama and Kanazawa.

UNTAMED ALASKAView Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
August 20 – 30, 2023 | 11 days
Awe-inspiring natural beauty and outdoor adventure await as we explore Alaska’s varied landscapes and noteworthy cities. From Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Kenai Fjords national parks to the energy of Anchorage and scenic Seward, our small group encounters the breadth and beauty of America’s Last Frontier.

LEGENDARY TURKEYView Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 1 – 15, 2023 | 15 days
Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.

ACROSS SPAIN & PORTUGALView Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 10 – 26, 2023 | 17 days Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular small group journey from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in vibrant Barcelona.  

PEARLS OF DALMATIAView Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 14 – 28, 2023 | 15 days 
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.

SICILY IN DEPTHView Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 28 – October 9, 2023 | 12 days
Crossroads of the Mediterranean … the “toe” in Italy’s boot … “God’s Kitchen” … Sicily is all this, and much more, as we see on our stellar small group journey around this Italian island. It’s lively cities and ancient ruins, temples of man-and of nature, hospitable people and delectable cuisine…a feast for the senses.

ISRAEL: TIMELESS WONDERSView Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
October 14 – 25, 2023 | 12 days 
Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of spirit and story, history and hospitality. From modern Tel Aviv to scen­ic Upper Galilee, ancient Tiberias and storied Nazareth to Jerusalem, “City of Gold,” we engage all our senses in a small group encounter with this extraordinary and holy land, with a five-night stay in Jerusalem at the legendary King David Hotel

FGCU Academy Travel 2024  Call for More Info – 239-434-4838  Travel Brochures will be available Summer 2023

Moroccan Discovery
May 12-27, 2024    
This land of dramatic contrasts invites us to encounter its ancient ruins and sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks. As we travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara, we open our eyes, and hearts, to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people.

Classic Safari: Kenya & Tanzania, August 13-28, 2024    “On safari” … it’s one of the most alluring phrases in all of travel. And Kenya and Tanzania count among the most alluring places to be “on safari.” As our small group travels from grasslands to highlands, to reserves and national parks, we enjoy intimate game drives, see stupendous landscapes, stay in excellent accommodations, and meet gracious local people.

Exploring Iceland
August 15-25, 2024    
It’s a surprising, even astonishing land; one of massive glaciers and rumbling volcanoes, bubbling mud holes and powerful waterfalls; hugely abundant bird life and just 340,000 people; and where the sun never sets for six splendid weeks. It’s also perfect for exploring in a small group, as we discover traveling the breadth of the country and getting an up-close view of this natural “wonderland”.

Southern Italy & Sicily
September 4-18, 2024    
Delight in a special exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to unheralded Apulia, the alluring “boot heel” where a vivid history, unique architecture, and bountiful plains join the sun and sea in creating a prized (and crowd-free) region. Add Italian hospitality, outstanding cuisine, and notable lodgings for la dolce vita, small-group style.

Scotland: Highlands & Islands
September 9-20, 2024      
“My heart’s in the Highlands,” said Robert Burns – as will you, as we travel from city to country, mainland to island, on this sweet journey. From loch to loch and glen to glen, we encounter stunning natural beauty and welcoming clans, while city life serves up the colorful past-and cosmopolitan present.

Provincial French Countryside
September 27-October 11, 2024   
Experience the beauty, allure, and hospi­tality of provincial France, at an easy pace and in a unique style. Anchored by stays in vibrant Toulouse and enchanting Paris, the journey ­features diverse Languedoc, the remote Dordogne, the lovely Loire Valley, and historic Normandy as we stay in charming rural inns and small country hotels. It’s a small group tour de force!

New Zealand Adventure
October 10-25, 2024    
It’s a tale of two islands as our small group journeys from New Zealand’s North to its South, through lively cities and pristine fiords, past lush farmland and enchanted forests in a land where the outdoors is the national shrine. Add engaging “Kiwis” and intriguing indigenous cultures-it’s pure New Zealand experience.    

Southeast Asia Odysseys
October 31-November 18, 2024   
Engaging, diverse, intriguing … This just begins to describe Southeast Asia and our small group odyssey. We cruise the Mekong through Laos; explore the spectacular – Angkor Wat – and the sublime – Ha Long Bay; and engage with local farmers and hill tribespeople on this comprehensive, well-paced adventure                

FGCU Academy Collier / Lee / Charlotte FGCU ACADEMY NAPLES CENTER
704 Goodlette-Frank Rd N Suite 330
Naples, FL 34102  
[email protected]
FGCU Academy | 704 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 330, Naples, FL 34102 Unsubscribe [email protected] Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by [email protected]
‹‹ Previous Post
Coastal Dayz Brewery Is Having a Luau on March 11th, 2023, starting at 1PM!
All Posts Next Post ››
Everblades FUNdraiser Saturday, Happy Hour at TD Bank 3/28