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Thursday Special Events

• During each semester, the CLL sponsors free Noontime "Lunch-and-Learn" events every Thursday from noon until 12:45 p.m.
• The events cover a wide range of topics and include Q&A when time allows.
• All presentations are held on the UWF Campus in Fort Walton Beach in the Auditorium.
• The campus address is 1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
• Bring a sack lunch, bottled water, and enjoy these informative and entertaining presentations
• The CLL events are open to the public, so feel free to bring your family and friends with you!

Sept 22
Alaine Willis
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.
Sept 29
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.
Oct 6
Jan Campbell
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 exploration.
Oct 13
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!
Oct 20
Malcolm Mark
Swan (Audubon)
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.
Oct 27
L. Hubbard
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.”
Nov 3
Master Gardeners
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.
Nov 10
Final Follies
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.
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