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New classes available at Master the Possibilities

By June Roberta

“Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way…that is not easy.” Aristotle

Why be angry. At our ages we might be gone by tomorrow. It’s best to accept the excuse and go on rather than upsetting ourselves. The other person certainly has. We should not be repeating childish behavior.

Holding a grudge not only hurts the person holding it but can also color the life around them.

Master the Possibilities

On line registration began yesterday for the summer season (July, August, September) of Master the Possibilities. Simply go to masterthepossibilities.com and you can review 178 classes, presentations, lectures and films that are offered by outstanding faculty.

These are all open to the public. The printed catalog will be available July 1 at the center (8415 S.W. 80th St.). This is a wonderful way to enhance your summer here in central Florida. The variety is indeed impressive and it’s right here in our neighborhood. See you in class!

Barbershop Quartet Extravaganza

Sunday, June 12, at the Circle Square Cultural Center, these men entertained. The Visiting Angels were kind enough to send me two tickets in the third row,

Florida’s top five Barbershop Quartets entertained us with their 4-part harmony, jokes and antics. Between acts, we were entertained with jokes and the playing of a ukulele. The groups belong to the International Barbershop Harmony Society. They will be competing for Florida in Philadelphia this year at an international contest.

From Miami, Spanglish was the first group to perform. They were four men of college age who have only been harmonizing for the past four months. They sang four songs as did the other groups.

Then Powerhouse performed. They are also college age. Most come from Palm Beach. Third up was Flashback. They were a much older group, possibly retirees. Then there was a short intermission.

Fortissimos were men in the over 25 age group. Some of their songs with antics had the audience laughing. They were quite entertaining. The last group was The Pursuits.

Then Barbershop guys in the audience were asked to come on to the stage. All of the groups sang together “Keep the Whole World Singing.

A Note from the OTOW Concert Chorus

They have scheduled a Choral Workshop for Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon in room “H” at the Arbor Conference Center. Current members and any OTOW resident interested in learning more about The Chorus are invited to attend.

The purpose of the workshop is to acquaint prospective members with our organization, demonstrate the type of music attempted, as well as meet the director and officers. New members are expected to be able to sing 4-part music. The group will sing some selected numbers for review.

At the conclusion of the workshop, interviews and auditions may be scheduled.

It is hoped that all those interested in singing with the chorus will attend this workshop. Please contact Suzanne Womack (352-873-4643) or Carol Slimm (352-598-2185) for further information. This is for OTOW residents only.

Free Health Screening

It will take place at the H&R building on Tuesday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is only for OTOW residents. For more information, call 352-854-8707, ext. 7533 or 7530.

Water Walking Classes

This takes place at the outdoor Arbor Club pool from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of June-September. This is for OTOW residents only. For more information, call the H&R office at 352-387-7632.