Beat the heat and choose your seat -- It's FREE

movie photoLooking 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.

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

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)


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Bringing TED to PebbleCreek


Have you ever stumbled across a TED Talk on You Tube or listened to one on NPR? If so, you already know that the subjects can be serious or quirky, deeply emotional or highly intellectual. And you also know that no matter the subject, the talk is bound to get you thinking and eager to talk with someone about it.

This season, each of the four TED Talks  begins with viewing a TED Talk video that will leave you just itching to talk. The videos are selected from thousands that are available online at We use the Perspectives, Opinions and Viewpoints (POV) method to create a respectful and introspective environment.

We find videos on a wide variety of topics that spark conversation. To get a sense of the videos shown in previous seasons, see previous seasons' TED Talks.

Sessions are scheduled monthly, second Thurs. of the month, 2 - 4 p.m., in the Eagle's Nest Palm Room.

There is no charge for sessions, but advance registration is required. Sign up for one at a time, one month at a time, to assure your attendance. 

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LOCATION: Eagle's Nest Palm Room

COST: Free

Registration opens ONE MONTH before each session. 

  • Nov.4, 2019,  2-4 p.m.
  • Dec. 12, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
  • Jan. 9, 2020, 2-4 p.m.
  • Feb.13, 2020, 2-4 p.m.   

To learn more, visit TED Talks