Alaine Willis is a local Medical Social Worker. Her main topic
will be Medicare and Veteran Benefits. She will address both the
veterans' benefits as well as spouses' entitlements. She is also
well versed on community resources available to seniors and where
to access them.
Deputy Patterson and
Beau (the dog)
Deputy Patterson has been with the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office
for 23 years. He has spent most of that time working with
dual-purpose K9, Flask, and Dax patrols. Presently, he and Beau
are assigned to a unit in the north end of the county. Beau is an
8-month-old bloodhound, certified in tracking by the ASPCA, that
helps locate missing children/adults in the county.
For more than 11,000 years, humans have lived in Northwest
Florida. Their way of living is contained in a rich archaeological
record. Today's speaker will present major aspects of their
history. Topics will include early nomadic bands, mound builders,
pioneer settlers, and the present-day involvement in space
Jean-Paul Pentecouteau has a passion for architectural
preservation! He's forged a fantastic career preserving the
structures that men have made around the world, studying not just
the buildings but also learning and sharing the stories that
reveal some astonishing history. He has studied and worked to
preserve both ancient and relatively recent (Cold War era)
buildings. Please join us on Thursday to hear some of those
stories that have spanned both time and place!
Malcomb Mark Swan is an avid birdwatcher. He currently works on
Eglin as a cartographer for the Air Force and Army. He started is
birdwatching hobby at the age of 9. He is currently the Vice
President of the Choctawhatchee Chapter of the National Audubon
Society, which has about 300 members.
He maintains 20,000 video clips of about 2000 species of birds
that he has recorded since 1995. Come enjoy his video clips of
some of the wonderful birds he has recorded in Okaloosa County.
Ed Hubbard is an internationally known speaker, author, and
photographer, who is dedicated to helping others overcome any
obstacle, handle any ordeal, and reach any goal by developing the
correct state of mind. Building upon his adverse experiences
during more than 6 1/2 years of captivity in North Vietnam, Ed
conveys a positive message for personal growth. He authored the
book, “Escape from the Box: The Wonder of Human Potential.”
The speaker, Larry Williams, has been an Okaloosa County Extension Agent since 1994.
During that time, he has recruited and trained 70 to 90 Master Gardener volunteers.
The volunteers then provide thousands of Okaloosa County residents with UF/IFAS
Florida-friendly practices in maintaining their lawns, landscapes and gardens.
Our final event on November 10th will be the traditional “Final Follies” program.
It is an opportunity for all students and their guests to enjoy samples of work of the visual, performing, and literary art classes.
Everyone is invited.
Please bring a simple refreshment to share.