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Shell Point’s Academy of Lifelong Learning to host upcoming program

By Staff | May 9, 2018

Kristie Anders

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers invites the public to attend May classes that will discuss the environment, politics and history.

At 10 a.m. May 17, Kristie Anders, education director with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, will present “Tides and Currents” in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands. She will explore waves, tides and currents of the sea, and explain what influences the tides and how they affect local residents. A film by the Captiva Island Historical Society, titled “Santiva,” will be shown.

Lee County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle will host a free presentation on May 19 at 10:15 a.m. in the Social Center on The Island. “Lee County Supervisor of Elections Preparing for Mid-Term Elections” will focus on politics and upcoming elections. As a lifelong resident of Lee County, Doyle has a passion for the county’s history and traditions. His fundamental belief in a representative form of government led him to run for office, and he was elected Supervisor of Elections in 2016.

The final class offered is “The Viking Age,” hosted by Florida SouthWestern State College professor Adrian Kerr at 4:30 p.m. on May 22 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands. Kerr will explain how the Norse invaders spread out and colonized Dublin, York, Normandy, Greenland and even parts of Russia and the Mediterranean during the Germanic Iron Age. Kerr will uncover what led the Vikings to flee their homeland and set off on expeditions, and examine the influence they left on the world.

Tickets for the classes with Anders and Kerr are $10.

Tommy Doyle

The event with Doyle is free, however, an RSVP is requested.

Ticket purchase and registration can be made by calling 239-489-8472.

For more information, visit www.shellpoint.org.

Adrian Kerr