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March St. Petersburg

Jack Lemmon: The Face of Everyman, John Grisham, Steven Sondheim: Master of the Modern Musical
Program #20054
March 2-7, 2014  
Jack Lemmon: The Face of Everyman  Academy Award Winner Jack Lemmon effortlessly acted in comedies and drama as memorable characters in Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, The Odd Couple, The China Syndrome, etc. Celebrate his prolific life and works with lectures and film clips.                                                                                                                                                                                             John Grisham The master of the modern legal thriller, Grisham is one of the world's best selling novelists. Appreciate how he weaves powerful stories that keep us all reading and wanting more. Lectures, film clips and recorded interviews with the author.                                                                                                                                                             Steven Sondheim: Master of the Modern Musical  An appreciation of the father of the modern musical, from his early lyrics for Gypsy and West Side Story to his latest shows: Assassins, Passion and Bounce. Performance clips with Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch and many others.

Baseball Madness: Spring Training in Tampa Bay with the Yankees and the Rays
Program #11961
March 9-14, 2014  
March is madness in Florida as the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays begin their prelude to summer. Hear colorful stories and anecdotes from those who live baseball — coaches, broadcasters, sports writers and historians. Find out what agents look for when signing players and discuss controversies surrounding ethics in the game.

The Italian Experience
Program #11154
March 30-April 3, 2014
Experience the passion for living born of Italy’s rich history, culture, architecture, art, foods, wines, peoples, and places. Sample Italian wines as you drink in the glorious ambiance of Rome, Florence, Venice, and more. During a field trip to the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, explore a palace echoing the grace and grandeur of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, housing an extraordinary collection of masterpieces including a cast of Michelangelo’s magnificent “David” sculpture. Survey Italian civilization from literature to the science of DaVinci, the philosophy of Machiavelli, all the way to Italian-American pop singers. Special highlights include a live performance of Italian classical music and a traditional Italian meal. Buona salute!

Convenient Locations

St. Petersburg
St. Augustine
Celebration (Orlando)

Featured Program

The Thrill of Flight
Program # 16190
Dates: January 12-17, 2014

To fly, to soar into the heavens has captivated people since Icarus mythologically put on wings and flew toward the sun. Learn about the many ways flight has impacted our lives and see what’s behind the thrill (a mixture of excitement and fear) that almost everyone experiences the first time they feel the rush of takeoff and look out the window of an airliner at the receding earth below. Return to the beginning of scheduled air travel when in January 1914, the very first airliner flew from St. Petersburg to Tampa. Explore the world’s largest private collection of vintage aircraft. Tour the award-winning Tampa International and a small private airport. Hear pilots and flight experts bring to life the history of aviation and the triumphs of famous aviators and speculate on the future of flight. Learn more.