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Dear John, With Mother’s Day approaching next weekend, we have a short week coming.
With that being said, we still are featuring some great courses.  

Sunday – today – we are featuring our Sunday International movie – The Gatekeepers
(Israel, 2012, Documentary, Rated PG, 111 mins). John Guerra, our moderator will hold
your attention with his review at the end.  

Monday we have Tom Eastwood presenting his Operation Werwolf – World War II Nazi
Insurgency – lecture. tome will tickle your fancy if you are a World War II buff.  

Nancy Maxwell will feature her lecture at Twin Eagles Monday afternoon – “A Match
Made in Heaven…or not?” – In Search of Aristocracy – Come listen as she entertains
with how women flocked to Europe to find eligible bachelors of a higher society.  

If you haven’t seen Steve Valdespino speak, you are missing out. He is entertaining and
informative. He will delight you with The Year That Was 1957 – A Time for Change at
Moorings Park Original Campus on Wednesday.  

For all the poets out there, Arthur Wenk will be presenting The Poetry of Robert Frost
at Bentley Village on Thursday.  

Lastly, on Friday Nancy Maxwell will be presenting at The Arlington her talk on The
Versailles Settlement. Post World War I European issues.  

See below for more details and to register for classes.  

Call our office for assistance with your registrations at 239.434.4737.

Week of April 29 – May 3 and more
Click on any topic below to learn more.

The Road to Publication (4-part series)  

May 2, 9, 16, 23
1:30 – 3:30pm, Thursdays

Naples Center / Online via Zoom  

Your manuscript is revised and polished. Now what? Two avenues are open for publication—
to find a traditional publisher or agent or to self-publish. This class covers the steps for
each option and how to overcome hurdles along the way. First, we search for publishers
and printers and what to look for in each. Next, we work on query letters and proposals
for traditional publishers/agents, what to send, and how to pitch. Finally, we look at the
steps for self-publishing including what to expect, how to find the best fit, and pricing

Mary Queen of Scots  

May 8 | 1:30 – 3pm Wednesday

FGCU Main Campus –
Building AB9 – Room 106  

For love, power, intrigue and scandal you cannot beat the story of Mary Stuart! She
was Queen of Scotland at six days old, Queen of France at sixteen, and had events
gone as planned, Scotland would today be a part of France. Mary fully expected to
become Queen of England as well. Instead in a tragic twist of fate, Mary lost her
head. Her life was one of political ambition, intrigue, love, murder, plots and
deception. Did Mary create her own fate or was she a victim of much stronger
outside forces?    

The Week Ahead  

Monday April 29
Operation Werwolf – World War II Nazi Insurgency
“A Match Made in Heaven…or not?” – In Search of Aristocracy  

Wednesday May 1
The Year That Was 1957 – A Time for Change  

Thursday May 2
The Poetry of Robert Frost  

Friday May 3
The Versailles Settlement
Balance University: Improve Balance, Posture and Flexibility (3-part series) NEW SESSION  

Next Week at a Glance  

Monday May 6
For God and Treasure: The Adventures of Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus
Get Ready to Vote in the August Primaries
The Invisibility of Social Issues in Southwest Florida
The Manhattan Project  

Tuesday May 7
Yoga Nidra Meditation: Become Relaxed and Serene (2-part series) NEW SESSION
iPhone/iPad: Tips, Tricks & Secrets of Apple’s Newest Operating System iOS 17  

Thursday May 9
CSI DNA Profiling to Genomes to Gene Editing and Therapies
Great Discussion of Current Events and More (2-part series) NEW SESSION  

Friday May 10
Finland, Norway and the Viking Discovery of the New World      

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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