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Dear John, Begin your week with the Foreign Sunday Movie and then join us again on
Monday for some excitement about Medieval Knights, Chivalry and Tournaments with
Gabriella Miyamoto.  

For those of you who enjoy history with Tom Eastwood, this is your lucky week. We are
featuring him for a double header on Tuesday April 16. Bring a bag lunch or plan on dining
out at a local establishment for in-between the two lectures.  

If it is relaxation you are looking for – Look no further. Yoga Nidra Meditation has you

See below for more details and to register for your classes.  

Call our office for assistance with your registrations at 239.434.4737.  

Week of April 14 – April 19
Click on any topic below to learn more.

Sunday Movie
Monster (Japan, 2023, Drama,
Rated PG, 126 min)
Sunday April 14
Naples Center
2 – 4pm

A mother demands answers from teacher
when her son begins acting strangely.

Medieval Knights, Chivalry and Tournaments  

April 15 | 10 – 11:30am, Monday

Naples Center / Online via Zoom
The medieval knight as we understand him sprang onto the European scene around
the year 1100 CE when the four key characteristics of this warrior figure came together:

(i) his signature martial tactic – the mounted shock-combat charge with couched lance;
(ii) his elevated social status as a member of the nobility;
(iii) the development of a code of chivalry with a particular emphasis on personal honor,
bravery and courtesy; and
(iv) the evolution of the tournament as a forum in which to practice and display his military
skills. This lecture discusses these elements and provides a detailed overview of the armor,
weapons and tactics used in medieval tournaments and jousts, as well as the social importance
of these spectacles.

Yoga Nidra Meditation: Become Relaxed and Serene (2-part series)
April 16, 30 | 9 – 10am, Tuesday
Online via Zoom

From the comfort and peace of your own home, calm and reset your body and mind through
the practice of Yoga Nidra Meditation. We begin with 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 meditation and very relaxing. People feel refreshed and their energy is recharged
afterwards. Each session is equivalent to 3-4 hours of deep sleep. Participants can sit in a chair,
lie down on a sofa or yoga mat with a blanket.    

Tom Eastwood Double Header Day!

U.S. POW Camps – World War II Axis Prisoners  

April 16 | 10 – 11:30 am, Tuesday  

Naples Center / Online via Zoom

Nearly 426,000 POWs were held in 700 camps throughout the U.S. Most worked
and interacted openly with local American citizens. We discuss camp conditions and
locations and address little known aspects such as secret detention and interrogation
camps, escapes and baseball. Topics include: prisoners; the first POWs; Allied assist-
ance; Geneva Conventions; Camps Aliceville, -Tonkawa, Tracy, Peary, Ruston, Hale,
McCoy, Atterbury; Fort Hunt; internment and relocation of Japanese Americans; Dale
Maple; The Richie Boys; and Florida camps.

Eli Cohen – Israeli Master Spy  

April 16 | 1:30 – 3 pm, Tuesday

Naples Center / Online via Zoom  

Eli Cohen, one of the most successful spies of all time, might have become
the Syrian Deputy Defense Minister if he had not been caught and executed.
He provided intelligence crucial in the Six Day War. This lecture also examines
other Mossad operations (including Adolph Eichmann and U.S. spy Jonathan
Pollard) and compares other major intelligence organizations.

iiPhone/iPad Apps: Apple Mail and Safari  

April 17 | 10:30 – 12pm, Wednesday  

Naples Center / Online via Zoom  

Many with iPhones and iPads do not fully understand how to use Mail,
one of the most important apps on their devices. Apple’s Mail app sup-
ports Gmail, Yahoo, Exchange, AOL and nearly all email platforms. We
explore the detailed workings of the Apple Mail app showing you how
to add new accounts and contacts, work with attachments, insert photos
or videos, organize email into folders, eliminate junk mail, markup or
sign attachments, scan documents and much more. Apple’s web browser,
Safari, keeps getting faster and better. It sports a smart search bar, tabs,
and a special Split View version for iPad users. Save your favorite web-
sites to your Home Screen or as Bookmarks. You can view Shared Links
and add articles to your Reading List or access your saved passwords and
credit cards through iCloud’s Keychain.    

The Week Ahead  

Monday April 15
Sam Walton and the Making of Walmart
The Dutch East India Company: They Meant Business  

Tuesday April 16
“A Match Made in Heaven…or not?” – In search of Aristocracy  

Wednesday April 17
The Need for Another Enlightenment  

Thursday April 18
The Best of the Best iPhone/iPad Apps Everyone Should Know
True American Modern Art
Religion, Power, Dynasty and the Crown – The Civil Wars of France
Google Docs and Google Drive  

Friday April 19
Comanches – Lords of the Plains
Operation Paperclip – Recruiting Nazi Scientists      

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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