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  Upcoming and Recent Events

If you have questions, you may either email or call Jean Outler at (352) 367-8169.
LOCATION:   Unless otherwise noted, programs will be held at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Blvd. (The closest major intersection is Highway 441 and NW 34th Blvd.)
TIME:   Unless otherwise noted, programs will be from 2:30 PM to 4 PM.

September 6, Thursday, The Long Ballot: The Constitutional Amendments - Pros and Cons of the 13 Propositions:  Donna Waller, retired Professor of Political Science at Santa Fe College, active member of the non-partisan Alachua County League of Women Voters, and one of PrimeTime's favorite speakers, will lead us through November Ballot issues.  Get a head start on understanding proposed additions to the Florida State Constitution so you can be prepared to vote.

September 13, Thursday, Ruth Gruber: Legendary Photojournalist and Human Rights Activist:  Barbara Oberlander, who has shared several presentations on First Ladies with PTI, will introduce us to Ruth Gruber, a pioneer photojournalist and humanitarian whose life is an amazing chronicle of professional success.  The daughter of Russian immigrants, Gruber spent seven decades chronicling many of the major events of the 20th century in Europe and the Middle East, including the famous tragedy of the ship Exodus.  In the process, she became a compassionate, tireless advocate for refugees and human rights.

September 20, Thursday, Our Amazing Ears: Understanding How We Hear and Exploring Disorders of the Ear:  Dr. Ryan Baker, an Audiologist with Accent Physician Specialists, will explain the anatomy and physiology of how the human ear processes sound and describe different disorders of the ear, including presbycusis, noise induced hearing loss, and tinnitus.  His clinical expertise includes diagnostics and amplification, serving musicians' hearing needs, and promoting the installation of hearing loop systems.  (He donated the hearing loop in the Senior Center room that PrimeTime uses.)  Dr. Baker is also certified in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.

September Sept. 27, Thursday, Evidence of Massive Prehistoric Floods:  In the Northwest US Fifteen thousand years ago, as the glaciers were melting, a large lake formed in the Pacific Northwest.  It eventually flooded over 3,000 square miles. This summer, Jean Outler traveled to eastern Washington State with the Road Scholar program.  She will share information about this massive flood, including dry waterfalls much larger than Niagara Falls today.

Recent Events

Strolling to the River Sink

Outing to O'Leno State Park
Located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, the park features sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, river swamps, and sandhills.  As the river courses through the park, it disappears underground and reemerges over three miles away in the River Rise State Preserve.  One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s.  The suspension bridge built by the CCC still spans the river.  During our visit, park staff gave a fascinating presentation on the exploration of the underground portion of the Santa Fe.
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