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Competence and Capacity- Are You Able to Make Decisions about Medical Care? - Dec. 2, 1-2:30 p.m.

Jonathon Patterson, a lawyer from Compassion & Choices, will present and discuss, electronically, the importance of the terms Competence and Capacity in end-of-life decision making. This is especially important when the question of dementia arises and a person may not be able to make these decisions.

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The Practical Explorer – Manatee Viewing!- Dec. 5, 1-2 p.m.

Manatees are among the most unique animals in Florida, and there are several very accessible sites and methods of viewing them, all within 100 miles of Ocala. This class will attend to the multiple ways– on the water, in the water, webcams, from a height - and how to make it more likely they are actually there when you go!

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The History of Stolen Art- Dec. 7, 6-7 p.m.

Join Dr. Jose Gaudier for an engaging talk that covers many interesting events on the history of stolen art and robberies. The lecture takes us from contemporary events, to stolen art in ancient history and, and ends with a description of the biggest thief in history the Nazis, discussing their plans and methodology. The presentation provides a background to review important artistic movements.

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Flashpoint - North Korea- Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

North Korea, and the US's deteriorating relationship with her, has been in the news on an almost daily basis. With the specter of nuclear war looming, it is important for us to understand how and why our relationship got to this point, what are the possible scenarios that could play out and the ramifications of each of these scenarios.

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Florida’s Cattle History with Cracker Cowboy Poet Hank Mattson- Dec. 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Working cracker cowboy poet Hank Mattson uses his own works, and those of turn-of-the century cowpunchers, to chronicle and preserve the life and times of the myriad of Florida Folks who for over 400 years have been working cattle in Florida. Learn about Florida’s fascinating past through poetry and prose in a style you have never heard before.

The same evening, join us at 6 p.m. for Storytelling on the Square with lively holiday storytellers and more. See details under events on the MTP website.

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Bartram's Travels: His Florida Explorations- Dec. 14, 6:30-8 p.m.

Join author Lars Andersen for a presentation about William Bartram and his 18th century explorations of Florida. Bartram’s accounts of his two journeys, with his father in 1765 and again by himself in 1774, laid the foundation for our understanding of the early wildlife and history of Florida. Powered by Duke Energy.

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