July 13, 2020

Brandeis Goes To The Theatre

On Sunday, December 16, the Sarasota Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee (BNC) enjoyed the annual opening Special Event of the year by attending the glorious “West Side Story” at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Seventy BNC members and their guests began the day with a sparkling panel discussion with the two leading actors in this award winning musical, Jenna Burns (Maria) and Marc Koeck (Tony) pictured with Janet Tolbert, Event Chair. After a catered lunch on the mezzanine, all thrilled to the excitement of the gorgeous cast of singers and dancers in this alive and vibrant musical production.

The Art and Architecture of Vienna & Gustav Klimt (The Lady in Gold)

Gustav Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1881–1925), also known as ‘The Lady in Gold’ was the last and most prolific work of his Golden Phase. Klimt was one of Vienna’s preeminent modern artists, and this painting showcases the close relationship between the artist and one of his key subjects. The portrait resided in the family home of Maria Altmann, who was Adele Bloch-Bauer’s niece, till it was stolen by Nazis after she escaped from Austria as a Jewish refugee of the Holocaust. If you would like to learn more, come to the last of an exciting series on art, presented by Jean Renoux at the Cafe BACI on Tuesday, March 8 2016 at 11:00 am. For more information and pricing, please contact Janet Tolbert at 941-388-9624 or Evie Batten at 941-751-4730.

An Architectural Sightseeing Lunch Cruise on Marina Jack II

Join us for a lunch cruise on the Marina Jack II, which has captured the hearts of many of us at the BNC Sarasota Chapter, with tour guide Harold Bubil, on Friday, February 12, 2016. For more information, as well as pricing, contact Janet Tolbert at 941-388-9624 or Evie Batten 941-751-4730.

West Side Story and Gypsy

The Florida Region of the Brandeis National Committee invites you to “West Side Story and Gypsy”, a multimedia presentation about the creation of these legendary American musicals, which were first performed during the 1950s on Broadway. These prominent musicals reflected the various elements of an evolving American culture, and if you would like to learn more about their productions, join us at The Meadows Country Club on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.

This is the first of an exciting series- ‘Art in the Afternoon’! For more information and pricing, please contact Janet Tolbert at 941-388-9624 or Evie Batten at 941-751-4730.

University on Wheels

Join us Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the TPC Prestancia Country Club. Speaker Dr. Suzanne Paradis, Associate Professor of Biology at Brandeis University will talk about “Brain Storm: The Search for Answers to Autism and other Disorders.” Download PDF for more details.

West Side Story

Join us for a pre-performance talk, lunch and a matinee of the wonderful West Side Story. Sunday, December 13, 2015 starting at 11:30 a.m.  Click flyer for more details.

Save the Date

fredericklawrence-200-verticalThe Florida region of the Brandeis National Committee is honored to welcome President Fredrick M. Lawrence at the upcoming Sustaining the Mind luncheon.

January 29, 2015
Wyndham Hotel, Boca Raton

Please see the attached flyer for more details or contact Dr. Lydia Axelrod at (561) 573-4069.

You Make A Difference……BNC Makes It Possible! Renew Your Membership Today

Rejoin BNC to join exciting events planned for the year 2014-2015!

University on Wheels

Join BNC Sarasota for a lecture with Don Katz, Brandeis University Associate Professor of Psychology.

Date: Sunday, January 20th

Topic: What Makes Us Like the Foods That We Like?

Registration: e-mail Fran Spring  at franspringny@hotmail.com or (941) 753-2211

Recent Article: Untangling Autism

Don Katz was a clinical psychologist who segued into neuroscience partly because the inner workings of the brain fascinate him. He recalls sitting around the dinner table with friends…when he noticed atypical reactions to faces and touch. How, Katz wondered, do we learn to respond to what we perceive in the outside world? Why do we do certain things? Select the foods that we eat? To study emotional reactions, Katz looks at one of the strongest reactions animals and humans alike respond to: food. Our preferences. This seminar will inspire you to understand how and why we come to the choices we make.


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