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    • November 16, 2023
    • April 18, 2024
    • 12 sessions
    • Veterans Park, Naples
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    Couples Bocce

    Meets every other Thursday
    5:00pm Veterans Park, Naples


    Join your MCA buddies and their significant others for a rousing game or two of Bocce.  No experience necessary.  

    Register once for the season and receive a reminder before each session. 

    Questions?

    Email your Couples Bocce Master Doug Zipes

    You must only register once for this activity. 

    • November 16, 2023
    • April 18, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Various Locations - TBD
    Registration is closed

    MCA  Movie
    Discussion Group



    Enjoy eating? Enjoy movies? Enjoy an energetic discussion?  Join us for our MCA Film Discussion Group  

    Each month, the 'movie selection committee' chooses a movie-of-the month, which all members see at their leisure.  Then, we meet at host couples' houses (4 or 5 per month) for some food and an interesting discussion about the movie.

    The size of the group is limited, based on the number of couples who can host.

    • December 12, 2023
    • April 09, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
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    MCA Travelogue Series

    with 

    Jim Sernovitz 


    Travel the world through the exquisite photography of Jim Sernovitz.  

    Zoom Only.

    Your itinerary is: 

    February WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN - SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO

    Climb the Rock of Gibraltar, see the splendor of Granada and the Alhambra, visit the mysterious Kasbah of Casablanca and the beautiful cities of Lisbon and Barcelona.

    March - AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND

    The "Down Under” countries of Australia and New Zealand are in a league of their own. From the sandy tropical beaches of Cairns to the snowy mountains of Queenstown in the Southern Alps, these two countries in the Pacific Ocean are often similar yet very different. We will experience majestic fjords, bubbling geysers, jungles, glaciers, rainforests, empty deserts, and bustling cities.  

         We will visit the world class cities of Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne, experience the emptiness of the Outback, dive the Great Barrier Reef, see the sunrise at Uluru the world’s largest rock monolith, and visit the boiling springs and geysers of Rotorua.  Many other amazing sights await on this journey of exploration. 

    April - THE PERSIAN GULF-LANDS OF OIL AND MONEY

    Everyone has heard of the wealth of Dubai, come join us as we visit Dubai’s even richer, but lesser known, neighbors of Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, and Qatar. With ancient ruins, burning desert wastes, beautiful oasis, and ultra-modern cities, this part of the world has it all. From ancient bazaars to the tallest building in the world; from racetracks for camels to hospitals for falcons, we will visit places and see sights that until very recently were shut off from the rest of the world

    So get your passport ready and register today. 

    Please Note:  You only have to register once for all sessions.  You will receive reminders (with the zoom link) one week and 1 day before each session.  

    • February 28, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota Fl 34243
    • 7
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    Trip to Ringling Museum
    in Sarasota 


    In 1925, circus impresario John Ringling decided to build an art museum, both as a legacy meant to outlast his business interests and as a memorial to his wife and himself.

    The Ringling is home to one of the preeminent art and cultural collections in the United States. Explore the 66 acre estate of John and Mable Ringling which also includes the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, the Ringling’s winter home: Ca' d'Zan, The Historic Asolo Theater, Bayfront Gardens and more.Museum of Art: From the Rubens' Galleries to the Turrell Skyspace, view the permanent collection's treasures, the fascinating exhibitions from around the world and the classical sculptures that fill the grand courtyard. 

    1. Circus Museum: Thrill to it all: the parade wagons, the posters, the glittering costumes, the Ringling's fully-restored private railcar and the cannon that shot daring performers through the air. Wonder at the must-be-seen-to-be-believed 44,000-piece Howard Bros. Circus Model celebrating the entertainment that has delighted America for generations.
    2. Ca' d'Zan: The home of the circus entrepreneur and his wife, Ca' d'Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Designed in the Mediterranean Revival style, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved.

    The trip will be one day in length, leaving Naples on a chartered bus in the morning and returning in the  late afternoon.

    This is a coed program.

    For further details contact Jay Leib

      

    • March 05, 2024
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center
    • 157
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    Turn Every Page

    Trailer

    (113 minutes)


    Turn Every Page explores the remarkable fifty-year relationship between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb. 86 at the time the movie was released, Caro is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork, The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Gottlieb, 91 at the time of filming, waits to edit it. The task of finishing their life’s work looms before them. With humor and insight, this unique double portrait reveals the work habits, peculiarities and professional joys of these two ferocious intellects at the culmination of a journey that has consumed both their lives and impacted generations of politicians, activists, writers, and readers.


    • March 06, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 16668 winners Circle Drive, Delray Beach, Florida
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Sunshine Meadows Standardbred Training Facility


    Come visit the Sunshine Meadows standardbred training facility of fellow MCA member Mark Wasserman.  Mark and his trainer Travis Alexander's horses have been among successful standardbred horses in the country.  Mark and his horses have received horse of year honors in the harness racing industry and have been fortunate to have won some of the major races including back-to-back Messengers at Yonkers Raceway in 2021 and 22. (first leg of standardbreds triple crown).

    https://www.sunshinemeadowsdelray.com/sunshine-meadows

    During this visit you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the horses.  You will be able to help the horses prepare for training and help the trainer remove the gear from the horses after their training session.  if you are willing to get wet, you may be able to help wash the horses after their workout.Not only will you interact with the horses, you will also meet with Mark, the trainer, as well as riders and grooms.  Mark will discuss the life of an owner.  Among the topics will be horse breeding, what to look for in a horse to purchase yearlings, deciding what races to enter and when to sell a horse that is not a good fit with his stable.  The trainer will explain what goes into training a standardbred horse as well as what he plans to accomplish in the exercises you will be watching.  Riders will also be available to discuss how the horses performed that day. 
    After the unique training experience, we will head to Ben’s Kosher Deli for an enjoyable lunch. 
    The training facility is in Delray Beach, Florida.  Carpooling is encouraged.  Those wanting help finding others to carpool with can contact David Feldman for help davmarf@aol.com.  
    There is no charge for the visit to the training facility.   However lunch will be your responsibility.

    This coed program is limited to 16 attendees.



    • March 07, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples
    • 0
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    Behind the Scenes Tour of the
    Naples Botanical Gardens


    Join Naples Botanical Garden staff for a look at the behind-the-scenes activity that visitors never see: the nursery and orchid house, labs, and daily operations that are invisible to guests but are critical to keep the Garden beautiful. In addition, see some of our carts, trucks, unique tools, heavy equipment and safety gear pulled out and have staff demonstrate using them. Take a guided tour of the 90-acre Preserve, full of birds and wildlife, and learn how (and why) the Garden is getting more involved locally and internationally in conservation efforts.

    An optional lunch in the Fogg Cafe located at the gardens, follows the tour. 


    • March 17, 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • Broadway Palm Dinner Theater - 380 Colonial BLVD, Ft. Myers
    • 0
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    Beautiful - The Carol King Musical

    at the

    Broadway Palm Dinner Theater

    The Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical tells the true story of Carole King’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Featuring over 24 classics including You’ve Got a Friend, One Fine Day, Up on the Roof,  Will You Love Me Tomorrow and Natural Woman, this crowd-pleasing phenomenon is filled with songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget. 


    • March 18, 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 20
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    Raisin' Cane Tour

    VIP Tour for the Men's Cultural Alliance and their Partners

    Join your MCA friends as we experience Florida farming communities, view the latest in farming techniques, dive into sugarcane farmer's Best Management Practices, watch the harvesting and burning of sugarcane (not always possible) and journey to the Clewiston sugar mill and refinery. Q & A to follow.

    We will travel by luxury coach and lunch is included at no cost.

    Meeting point for bus and schedule will be provided in reminders sent in March.

    • March 20, 2024
    • 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 9001 Sage Avenue Naples 34120 (Immokalee & Collier)
    • 0
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    Mini-Golf and Dinner

    Volcano Mountain Adventure Golf*



    You and a guest can register to join MCA friends for a late afternoon of
    mini-golf-- the newest way to have fun in Naples!

    After a 4:30 shotgun start for 40 players, we will go to a Tacos & Tequila Cantina at 8845 Founders Square Dr. for dinner and awards.

    * Located behind the Racetrack gas station on Immokalee, east of Collier.

    Questions? Contact Jeff Morgenstern.

    • March 25, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Nina Iser Center or on Zoom
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    COVID Update and Unravelling Long COVID

    presented by

    Dr. Marc Dichter, Professor of Neurology University of Pennsylvania


    COVID has not gone away. Marc will update us on the current best practices for dealing with this virus and dealing with Long COVID.

    Weeks or months after recovering from a Covid-19 illness, between 7% and 20% of people develop new disabling symptoms which have been called "Long Covid" or "the Long Haulers' Syndrome." The symptoms may consist of excessive fatigue, mild to moderate cognitive symptoms ("brain fog"), a sense of difficulty breathing, heart palpitations, sleep problems, unexplained pain, depression, anxiety, and a number of other feelings of not being well. Often extensive medical tests appear normal, but the symptoms may be very disabling, interfering with work, school, and one's general lifestyle. The cause for all these problems remains unknown. Doctors and patients are often very confused and frustrated because there has been no effective treatment nor a clear explanation of what is causing the illness.

    Dr. Marc Dichter, Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, , has recently co-authored a book entitled "Unravelling Long Covid" that represents more than 2 years of their research into this new syndrome. Dr. Dichter will present the most recent findings about this very troubling illness and current research into its origins and possible future treatment strategies.

    This is a COED event.


    • April 01, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Nina Iser Center or on Zoom
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    If Everyone Says I Look So Good, 

    Then Why Do I Feel So Terrible?

    A Discussion about Fatigue and Health 



    Countless individuals grapple with an elusive syndrome characterized by profound fatigue, cognitive impairment, and relentless pain, often with perplexingly normal test results. This enigmatic condition surfaces post-illness, surgery, trauma, or infections like the Flu or COVID, leaving patients and caregivers in frustrating uncertainty.

    'IF EVERYONE SAYS I LOOK SO GOOD, THEN WHY DO I FEEL SO TERRIBLE?' describes unique health insights and concepts from my 41 years as a primary care physician, encountering numerous patients plagued by this baffling ailment.

    Those grappling with this syndrome will gain new understanding and be rewarded by the wisdom. Additionally, it provides valuable ideas for maintaining lifelong wellness, appealing to both those affected and to any individual keen on safeguarding their health.

    This event is COED.

    • April 08, 2024
    • 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Meet at Bayfront Marina (453 Bayfront Place, Naples
    Register

     

    Keewaydin 

    Island Adventure



    We travel by boat to Keewaydin Island – a beautiful barrier island between Naples and Marco Island – accessible only by boat. There you will be able to take that long romantic walk on the beach that you’ve dreamed about; lounge in the sun;  play beach games; or even bring your fishing gear. Or, you can simply relax under a beach umbrella with a refreshing beverage and watch the waves. Our route takes us past the inlets of Port Royal, which could be a side trip if desired.

    We get to Keewaydin Island by rental boats and private boats. In prior years, several dozen MCA members and spouses participated, so this is a real beachapalooza! It’s a terrific outing! Boating experience is not required... nor is beach experience.

     For those who do not have access to a private boat, we rent 12 person pontoon boats at the Naples Marina at Bayfront (Goodlette and 41)The cost of the rental boats is $50/person.  Boat rental fees are refundable only up to March 29th, or on April 7th due to inclement weather. If you have no boating experience, we have enough MCA members with boat captain experience, so you can just relax as a passenger and enjoy the trip.

    Please note: We will be monitoring Red Tide and we may need to cancel if levels are high in the area on the day of the trip.

    For more information, contact Bob Blank


    • April 10, 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • Lowdermilk Beach
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    Beach Party!

    Bring your friends and family to Lowdermilk Beach to join your fellow MCA'ers for an afternoon (and evening) of food and fun. Bring your own favorite food, beverages, and games.

    Rain date will be the next day


    For more info, email Jeff Morgenstern

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