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September 2018

Sep
22

NW TAMPA – CFI SHARE Book Club

Saturday, September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Countryside Public Library, 2741 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL 33761 US

Freethinking book and idea lovers are invited to discuss their latest literary, cultural, and philosophical forays focused on the selection of the month. This month we will be discussing "God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer,"by Bart D. Ehrman: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Problem-Answer-Important-Question-Why/dp/0061173924/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522694156&sr=1-1&keywords=God%27s+Problem%3A+How+the+Bible+Fails+to+Answer+Our+Most+Important+Question+-+Why+We+Suffer&dpID=51m6xAlWgQL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch Our Mission: The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Our Vision: A world where people value evidence and…

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Sep
25

Tampa: xpost OLLI Class: Fiddling With Tradition w. Jeff Lipkes

Tuesday, September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Pebble Creek Community Center, 18715 Bent Tree Lane
Tampa, FL 33647 United States
$40

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 OLLI Class: Fiddling With Tradition Hosted by Jeff Lipkes From Cultural Jews of Tampa Bay Details Learn more about Sholem Aleichem, the Tevye stories, Jewish life in Czarist Russia and how Americans imagined it two generations later, and Fiddler on the Roof. We'll be watching and discussing Maurice Schwartz's 1939 film Tevye and Norman Jewison's 1971 adaptation of the 1964 Broadway musical. The class meets every Tuesday for four weeks, starting 9/18, at the Pebble Creek Community Center, 18715…

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Sep
29

NW TAMPA – CFI SHARE Book Club

Saturday, September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Countryside Public Library, 2741 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL 33761 US

Freethinking book and idea lovers are invited to discuss their latest literary, cultural, and philosophical forays focused on the selection of the month. John has chosen "Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)," by Nassim Nicholas Taleb for discussion: https://www.amazon.com/Antifragile-Things-That-Disorder-Incerto-ebook/dp/B0083DJWGO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519846049&sr=1-1&keywords=antifragile For our April 27th meeting Mike has chosen "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics," by Daniel James Brown for discussion: https://www.amazon.com/Boys-Boat-Americans-Berlin-Olympics-ebook/dp/B00AEBETU2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519846331&sr=1-1&keywords=boys+in+the+boat Our Mission: The Center for Inquiry strives…

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October 2018

Oct
2

Tampa: xpost OLLI Class: Fiddling With Tradition w. Jeff Lipkes

Tuesday, October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Pebble Creek Community Center, 18715 Bent Tree Lane
Tampa, FL 33647 United States
$40

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 OLLI Class: Fiddling With Tradition Hosted by Jeff Lipkes From Cultural Jews of Tampa Bay Details Learn more about Sholem Aleichem, the Tevye stories, Jewish life in Czarist Russia and how Americans imagined it two generations later, and Fiddler on the Roof. We'll be watching and discussing Maurice Schwartz's 1939 film Tevye and Norman Jewison's 1971 adaptation of the 1964 Broadway musical. The class meets every Tuesday for four weeks, starting 9/18, at the Pebble Creek Community Center, 18715…

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Oct
4

CLEARWATER: Howard’s Skeptical Corner

Thursday, October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tampa Bay Technology Center, 2189 Cleveland St.  Suite 229
Clearwater, FL 33765 United States

We hash out topics where "the rest of the story" is not what you might expect. Dissection and discussion. Everyone is welcome. This month we will ...TBD (suggest one!)

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