Education and Learning
The 7th Annual LifeLong Learning Extravaganza – L3X – tantalized attendees with a plethora of on- & off-site learning opportunities. From Balinese music to funk & jazz, Bavarian food to beer tasting, butterflies to sea creatures, Elinor Klapp- Phipps Park wagon tour to a Railroad Square walking tour; publishing to travel tips . There was plenty of possibilities for fun, delight and intellectual growth. To view L3X fun, visit www.facebook.com/TallahasseeSeniorCenter, #L3X. To learn about L3X, visit www.tallahasseeseniorfoundation.org/l3x/.
L3X was made possible by our generous
City of Tallahassee
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The Florida State University (OLLI)
Tallahassee Senior Center Foundation
Higher Level Healing
Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC)
Railroad Square Art Park
Tallahassee Music Week
Tallahassee Writers Association
Word of South
|On right, Emily Millett chats with a Bear Creek forester on a hike along the Ravine Trail system.
||Sharon Rolfes, St. John’s Episcopal Bell Ringer, gives Donnaclaire Schwekendiek a chance to ring the tower bells.
||Embracing the aesthetic on a historic Railroad Square art park tour and gallery hop.
|Linda Roberts, Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation Board President, chats with closing luncheon speaker Doug Alderson, author, photographer, and naturalist.
||Making happy goat milk soap at Tallabred Farms with Cathy Westbrook, not pictured.
||Intrigued by the underneath of a horseshoe crab at the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.
|From left, Tyler MacMillan, land management expert, guided a wagon tour to explore the birding trail, preserve and watershed at Phipps Park.
||L3Xers learn the significance of the Smokey Hollow Community with Riley Center & Museum educators.
||From left, Carlos Villa, Mag Lab Education Outreach Coordinator, and intern Haley Reid prepare liquid nitrogen slushies for dessert.
Leisure Learning Corner
Lifelong Learning classes require registration and payment one week before the first class. Classes are held at the Tallahassee Senior Center and cost is $4 (50+) or $5 others, unless noted. To register call 891-4008 or email Kristy Carter.
Lifelong Learning Courses
- Living and Loving Bears
Wed., June 1, 11 a.m. – noon, Dining Room
Come learn about how to live with, vacation near, conserve, and enjoy our native black bear, the only species of bear found in Florida. Presented by FWC’s Black Bear Management Program.
Computers and Technology
Interested in taking computer classes? Complete an application to express your computer skill level and course interests. Call 891-4008 or email Kristy Carter to request an application or stop by TSC. A variety of classes is offered and varies in price. You are welcome to bring your own laptop to class.
Special Note: Reserve now as computer classes often fill up quickly; additional classes are added all the time. For more information or to register for classes, unless otherwise noted, call 891-4008 or email Kristy Carter. Note: if multiple dates are listed, this is the number of times the class will meet.
The Tallahassee Senior Center is seeking qualified computer instructors in the Android Operating System – phone or tablet. If interested, please contact Kristy at 891-4008 or via email.
Microsoft Excel – Basic
Tue., Wed., and Thu., May 17, 18, 19, 24, & 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Bring a flash drive. $20 (50+) or $25 (non-Seniors). Preregistration and payment required; space is limited.
Microsoft Word – Basic
Tue., Wed., and Thu., June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Bring a flash drive. $20 (50+) or $25 (non-Seniors). Preregistration and payment required; space is limited.
Computer Communications: Making Connections
Email! Instant Messaging! Facebook! Twitter! Video Chat! Internet Safety! Learn how to connect with family and friends over the Internet. This 6-class course on computer communication will span 2 weeks in May 2016. Each class will be 2 hours. Both morning and afternoon times are available. The courses are part of a research project, by a FSU College of Social Work doctoral student, to increase computer communication among older adults. For adults 60+ with some computer experience. To sign up for course or for more information, call Jaclyn Williams, MSW at (305) 588-6159 or email email@example.com.
Photo right: From right, Sylvia Warner gets some helpful advice on operating her laptop from Mia, a Leon High School Student and Mentor Up Volunteer.
Are you taking full advantage of your cell phone, tablet, e-reader or laptop? Would you like to learn about Skype, Facebook, and other types of social media? Join AARP and Leon High students (at TSC) and Maclay High Students (at the NE Branch Leon County Library) in this free session. Registration is required; space is limited. No cost; donations are accepted. Please call Leslie Spencer at (850) 577-5165 to sign up or if you have any questions.
- Tallahassee Senior Center, Wed. May 25 & June 22, 4:30–5:30 p.m. OR 5:30–6:30 p.m.
The Tallahassee Senior Center is seeking qualified computer instructors in the following areas:
- Basic Computer Instruction
- Introduction to the Internet and E-mail
- Android Operating System- Phone or Tablet
Please express your interest to Kristy Carter at (850) 891-4008 or via email.
Photography & Video
Additional classes are always being developed (no pun intended). To register or for additional information, please contact Kristy at 891-4008 or via email. Please bring your camera with a charged battery and your camera manual to class. $5 Seniors 50+ or $7 non-Seniors. Additional information can be found at http://www.maf1.com/dcc/
Advanced Digital Photography /
Wed., May 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
This class builds on basic digital photography and will advance your knowledge on the topics of ISO, White Balance, Exposure Value, Color Temperature, Program - Aperture - Shutter modes, metering such as weighted or spot and other advanced functions. Lighting techniques, image arrangement, time-of-day photography tripod management and many other topics will be discussed. This session also discusses some of the advanced features on the digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera units along with the advantages and disadvantages of various lens configurations. The topics and issues discussed in this class will carry forward to the Travel Session.
Travel Photography /
Wed., May 25, 6:30–9 p.m.
The class reviews many situations photographers come across when traveling. Different tricks and techniques, some obvious and some not so obvious, are covered in the class. Techniques such as shooting from a speeding car, catching a rainbow, shooting in snow and taking photos in dark places such as churches. This class now includes previous content from the Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) class and the Travel Photography class.
Writer's Workshop /
Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Informal and unstructured, writers meet to critique each others' work. Open to all levels of writers. $1.
Writing for Fun - at Allegro /
Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Tallahassee Senior Center offers many language classes (French, German, Spanish and English as a Second Language) in a variety of skill levels. Classes are $2 for seniors 50+ ($3 for others) and are offered at many different times. Call 891-4000 for information.
French: Continuing A /
Mondays | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
French: Continuing B /
Mondays | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
French: Continuing C /
Mondays | 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
French: Continuing D /
Wednesdays | 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
French: Advanced /
Mondays | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. & Fridays | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
French Study /
Thursdays | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
English as a Second Language /
Fridays | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
German: Beginner /
Mondays | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Spanish: Beginner /
Tuesdays | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The mission of Tallahassee Senior Services is to enhance the independence and quality of life for seniors and caregivers through educational, social, recreational and wellness opportunities.
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