The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes to its spring semester two instructors, Pastor Andy Hawkins of The Village Church, and Professor Adrian Kerr.
Hawkins will present “How We Got Our Bible” on Tuesday, March 12, at 10:15 a.m. in the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. This presentation will take a historical look at how the Bible came to comprise 39 Old Testament and 27 New Testament books. The Canon of Scripture will be examined, and questions raised by critics over the ages will also be addressed. This presentation is free; for more information, call the Village Church office at 239-454-2147.
On St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, Professor Adrian Kerr will present “A Brief History of Ireland,” at 10 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands. Kerr will review the many highs and lows of Ireland’s history, including iron age developments, early Christian Ireland, the Viking era, and the Potato Blight famine. Tickets for this historical retrospective are $10, and may be purchased by calling 239-489-8472.
Kerr will also lecture on “The Forgotten Worlds of the Americas” on Tuesday, March 31, at 10 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room in The Woodlands. Kerr will explore the development of indigenous civilizations in the Americas, their independent inventions, and the complex religions at the core of their identities. Tickets cost $10, and are available by calling 239-489-8472.
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative that provides approximately 80 classes each semester, and encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of instructive opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness and fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Fort Myers, Florida. A nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry, Shell Point is the largest CCRC in Florida with 2,400 residents and more than 1,000 employees. Located just two miles before the Sanibel Island causeway, Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free boat dockage, four open-to-the-public dining venues, and numerous recreational facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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