Second annual photo contest now open
Last year, when LifeLong Learning asked residents to submit photographs for use on the website and SCHEDULE, the response was so wonderful, we’re doing it again! If your photo is chosen for the cover of the SCHEDULE, the Premier Lecture or the Sunday Series programs, or a web banner, you will receive two tickets to a Premier Lecture of your choice.
This year, we’re asking for photos taken in PebbleCreek. They could be of familiar sights – the fountains at Eagle’s Nest or the entrance to Tuscany – or they could be more mysterious, such as a unusual shadow on a tennis court or a supply closet in the Creative Arts Center. If we receive many mysterious photos, we’ll post them and hold a contest to see who can identify the site, with winners receiving two Monday Morning Tickets.
Please make sure your photo is high resolution so that it can be printed in color. Please do not send photos with people in them (we would need permission to print) unless it’s a general shot, such as the pickleball court or fitness center.
If you’d like to see the winners from the 2018-19 contest, please visit the photo gallery.
Looking for a new way to beat the summer heat and simultaneously satisfy your intellectual curiosity? LifeLong Learning at PebbleCreek is pleased to announce its first TED Talk Summer Extravaganza which will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in the Renaissance Theater from 10 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Admission for this event is free and registration is NOT required.
For residents unfamiliar with TED Talks, its first conference was held in 1984 and it was designed as a convergence among the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED). Six years later, organizers adopted the mission of “ideas worth spreading” and the TED phenomenon became an annual event in Monterey, California. Today, there are more than 3,000 TED Talks and the roster of presenters has broadened considerably to include business and religious leaders, musicians, philanthropists, philosophers, scientists and many others. (All at TED.com)
On June 27 there will be intriguing topics presented each hour (with a lunch break). Come for an hour or stay all day!
The schedule for the day is:
10 - 11 a.m. Artificial Intelligence – Boundaries?
11 a.m. - noon Planet Earth
Noon - 1 Lunch on your own
1 - 2 p.m. Health Developments / Aging Gracefully
2 - 3 p.m. Animal Behavior
3 - 4 p.m. Technology Breakthrough
4 - 4:15 p.m. Bonus (3 Favorite Short Talks)
Planning underway for next season
Now that the last of the 2018-29 trips, lectures and classes are over, planning has begun in earnest for the coming season.
The team that chooses lectures (above) has been hard at work vetting the suggested speakers. Many thanks to those who made suggestions -- once again many of the lecturers will be chosen from your ideas.
The classes team is finalizing the offerings, the trip team has almost completed its programs, and planning for TED Talks, the Sunday Series and PC Reads are well underway.