Boynton Beach-Ross Palm Beach Gardens
 Boynton Beach
 Palm Beach Gardens


ACE Lifelong Learning  Center 

Fall 2017

Classes By Category:

Arts, Music & Entertainment
Health & Wellness

Jewish Culture & Israel

Leisure & Literature

Personal Growth & Financial

Social, Political & Historical Issues


Leisure & Literature at the JCC  

It’s Never too Late to Travel

Explore some of the deterrents to travel that many older adults face. Learn insider tips on air and cruise travel. Find out how to make it easier to embark on new adventures, or revisit your favorite places, even if you or a loved one has physical challenges or special needs. 
Instructors: Sherry Picker & Lily Shapiro                            

Monday, October 16 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Do You Think You Can Role Play? and More!     

This is a creative and stimulating journey through the magic of humorous improvisation. We will identify our values through role playing, conflict resolution, group dynamics and logical solutions. This is a vibrant and exciting interactive class. Participation is encouraged. Class may be limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: Marshall Cohen            

Wednesdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29 | 12:00pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

The Truth about Your H.O.A.

For many in Florida, living with a community Home Owners Association is a new experience. This informative session will review the history and development of the concept, explore what this association contributes to the community and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of this structure. The difference between self-run communities and those employing management companies will also be discussed. Group participation and your own stories will be shared and encouraged.
Instructor: Ann Meyerson                                           

Wednesday, October 18 | 12:00 pm 
Free Member ● $15 Guest

The Storytellers: A Unique Way of Entertaining for Grownups

Story tellers around the globe flourish as they spin their tales to the delight of audiences. Vera, who is a certified professional storyteller will tell you a few tales and then teach you how to create and perform stories for the amusement and enchantment of family and friends.
Instructor: Vera Fried                             

Mondays, October 20, November 6, 13 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

What If?

What if you and your family would have to make a decision that could change your life forever?  Become a part of a Socio drama where you take the role of another person and make choices to ensure your survival. This is a unique opportunity to learn about yourself and others. Minimum participants: 25
Instructor: Dorothy Herman    

Monday, October 23 | 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm 
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Flea Market Follies

Ever since his arrival in Florida in 1979, speaker David Devensky has hunted flea markets and thrift shops in search of quality paintings and collectables at bargain prices. To date, he has authored 5 books on this subject. In his presentation, he will take you on a journey to meet the bizarre characters who inhabit this underground off-beat world.  You will learn how to tell the good from the bad, a painting from a print, the different types of buyers and sellers and the psychology and techniques of buying at the lowest price possible. With many humorous moments and stories, several of his finds will be available for the delight of all.
Instructor: David Devensky                                          

Friday November 3 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Women Remorse, Men Replace

This series is an introduction to the examination of the financial, emotional, social and sexual aspects of being widowed. The instructor has personally been there and done that. With diverse topics ranging from the legal and financial aspects of being alone to the social and bedroom environment, this class is informational and offers the opportunity to share lifetime experiences to assist others.
Instructor: Joel Lerner                                

Tuesdays, November 7 & 14 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Happy Hookers Unite and Reunite 

Freshen up on your knitting and crocheting through the experience of a long time knitter and creator. These sessions will provide instructions and individual help for those just beginning as well as seasoned knitters looking to advance their skills.
Instructor: Barbara Rosen     

Tuesdays, November 21, 28 December 5, 12, 19 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Miracle on the Hudson: the “Sully” Story   

Capt. Chesley Sullenberger safely landed an Airbus-320 in the frigid waters of the Hudson River saving the lives of 155 persons. What Sully did is well-known, but what were the causes of this potential disaster and why did the aircraft fly without power for approximately five minutes? What key decisions were made by Capt. Sully? What were the lessons learned from this incident? (This is not a movie presentation rather a 2 part series deciphering the whys and how of the story.)
Instructor: Gerald Levine                                 

Tuesdays, November 21 & 28 | 1:30pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

The Catskills From A to Z

Join Marjorie Wolfe as she takes a stroll down memory lane. Revisit Grossingers, The Concord, bungalow colonies and the drive up “the mountains”. Featured as well are the comedians and entertainers who began their careers or became popular attractions to the audiences from “the city” and beyond. Surely, you will kvel with joy when remembering growing up in this different era in our lives.
Instructor: Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe                          

Thursday, December 7 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Memories are Made of This       

This inter-active two-part discussion deals with our memories in the past and the near term. Discuss the factors that affect you and how you wish to be remembered, the importance of your goals and what you overcame to achieve them, the prominent dates worth remembering in your life. Think back and uncover your special memories.
Instructor: Joanne Mindes                                 

Mondays, December 11 & 18 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Magic for Grandparents

 All of us love to entertain our grandchildren and get them away from their electronic gadgets when we visit them or they come to us. Showing and explaining simple card tricks using no special gimmicks or slights of hand will be our agenda. (Class limited to 12 participants).
Instructor: Joel Lerner                               

Thursdays, December 14 & 21 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Future Shock, Redux

The future is now is an apt phrase used to describe the premise of this program. We are impacted by a future world which is pushing into our daily lives and not always for the better. The title originates with the famous book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler who discussed change and what happens to people when they do and don’t adapt. This program goes far more deeply into this issue. It will address AI (artificial intelligence) and technological changes which result in stress and disorientation. Knowing more about the existence is, of course, to our advantage. This intellectual course focuses on the leading aspects of future challenges impacting us now and in the future caused by scientific, medical and technological advances.
Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Green                                 

Wednesday, December 6 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest




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