UWF Leisure Learning

UWF Leisure Learning


Ready to sign up for another fun filled year with Leisure Learning! Thanks to all that make this program posible!
We had a wonderful time today with UWF Leisure Learning's class, talking about our RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) and our volunteer platform, Get Connected.
Learn more about UWF's Leisure Learning Classes at uwf.edu/continuinged/programs/leisure-learning/.
If you are 55+, interested in volunteering in Escambia County with RSVP visit uwwf.org/rsvp.
We love when UWF Leisure Learning stops by! Call us to book your class, camp, or kids' group tour (850) 332-6696.
Thank you UWF Leisure Learning for visiting Allen Chapel AME Church today for a tour. We shared Allen Chapel’s role in Pensacola’s history from Reconstruction and beyond. It was especially nice to see Mrs. Barberi, who I hadn’t seen since high school.

For more than 20 years, UWF Leisure Learning has provided stimulating programs for seasoned adults who are interested in joining a spirited community of intellectual contemporaries and lifelong learners. The diverse lineup of classes offer the opportunity to explore Pensacola and the surrounding areas, discover exciting research and ideas or learn new skills—all while making friends.

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We had a visit this past friday by some lovley new friends from UWF Leisure Learning Callisto was a big hit with her larger than life personality and funny faces. 🥰

Last week we had the pleasure of participating in UWF Leisure Learning class and giving an inside look into the United Way and how we connect with our community through donors, volunteers, and our partner agencies with our RSVP program.
If you are 55+ and want to get involved in our RSVP program, visit uwwf.org/rsvp.
Rhonda Robinson,
Thank you for today's excellent program with Allen Strum, meteorologist at WEAR-TV. Rhonda, I appreciate your connections to our community that enhance my learning.
Pam Smith
Do you have a passion or are well-versed on a particular topic? Or, do you have a background as a teacher or professor in a subject that might be of interest to others? We want to hear from you!

We are currently accepting class proposals for the UWF Leisure Learning Spring 2021 semester. Popular classes include: discussion groups, history, archaeology, arts (music, movies), literature and painting. We are also looking for instructors to lead various ongoing discussion/special interest groups: book clubs, gardening, hiking, travel.

Submit a class proposal form to be contacted about leading a Leisure Learning course https://bit.ly/34L1V2S
our 15 year old is homeschooled and would love to go on some of these Leisure Learning classes. Is it only for people 55 years and older?
Did you attend the tinnitus seminar with Mindy Stejskal last week with UWF Leisure Learning? What did you think? She would love to help you manage your tinnitus, so call us to schedule an appointment with her at 850-474-8328.
Alpacas ready to eat. Brace yourselves class!
9/18 Humming Star Alpaca Farm class. A day of learning and fun. In case your wondering, they’re holding food for the alpacas.
Sharing everything that Continuing Education has to offer at the New Faculty Resource Fair this afternoon! From skill-development and career training programs to UWF Leisure Learning and UWF Explore Camps, CE is home to wide variety of programs for everyone.
UWF Leisure Learning members have the opportunity to learn from and network with various community members. Recently, they joined Fred Levin to hear about his life experiences and journey building Levin Papantonio.
Members of UWF Leisure Learning program packed a campus classroom to hear award winning attorney, author, and prominent Pensacola philanthropist, Fred Levin, share his life experiences as a ground breaking personal injury attorney who helped build one of the most successful law firms in the country, Levin Papantonio!

Quality instruction and social engagement designed for people 55+.

UWF Leisure Learning provides stimulating programs for seasoned adults ages 55+ interested in joining a spirited community of intellectual contemporaries and lifelong learners. Leisure Learning Membership offers opportunities to:
- Explore the local area through day trips, private tours and exclusive experiences.
- Expand your skill set in a variety of subject areas.
- Participate in discussions a

2023 UWF Night of Cyber 10/05/2023

2023 UWF Night of Cyber. This year's event will be in the Commons Auditorium on Tuesday, October 10th from 5:30 to 7:30. Students and anyone interested in cybersecurity are welcome to attend! The agenda features an overview of the cyber programs at UWF, the GenCyber camps hosted by the center, and a demo by our cybersecurity ambassadors. The evening will conclude with a panel of industry professionals who will provide insights into careers in cybers and answer questions from the audience. There will be pizza, refreshments, and prizes, too. Registration is not required but is encouraged to help provide an accurate headcount for food. Go to

2023 UWF Night of Cyber Please join the UWF Center for Cybersecurity team & cybersecurity industry leaders for the 2023 UWF Night of Cyber on Tuesday, October 10th.

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What are you doing this Thursday? Experience Japanese culture through the art of origami paper folding at UWF's Japan House on Thursday, October 5 from 12 -1 pm. The event is free and open to everyone. Materials will be provided.


Have you seen the elusive Florida Skunk Ape? 👀 This class will delve into Florida archaeology by learning what archaeology is, and, importantly, what it is NOT! This educational and entertaining talk focuses on the misuse and abuse of Florida’s heritage, ranging from the Skunk Ape to shipwrecks to the Fountain of Youth. Join in the discussion of pseudoscience and the many ways believing in nonsense can be dangerous.

Fantastic Archaeology
November 2, 2023 at 1 p.m.
Tuition: $15
Register for class 🔗 https://bit.ly/48t4MxA

Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series | University of West Florida 09/25/2023

The UWF Department of Art and Design and UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities invite you to attend the closing reception for "Table 7: In The House of Partnership Alumni Show" on Thursday, September 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in The Art Gallery at the Center for Performing Arts on the UWF Pensacola campus. This event will include a live recording of The Painter’s Dialectic Podcast starting at 6 p.m., featuring artists Christian Dinh, Josh Green, Kenny Jordan, Selina McKane, and Dylan Ngan, as part of the CASSH Downtown Lecture Series.

Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series: The Painter's Dialect Podcast, "Critically Creative Conversations" - Artist Roundtable and Reception
🔗 https://bit.ly/3MmLhvq

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Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series | University of West Florida The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series showcasing scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.


Join UWF Leisure Learning for a presentation by Dr. Jennifer Brinkley, UWF Assistant Professor of Legal Studies - Dorothy Kenyon & Pauli Murray: Their Quest for Equality in Jury Service. ⚖️

Dorothy Kenyon and Pauli Murray chose to be lawyers when the profession was less than excited about female advocates. Serving on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the pair formed a lifelong friendship with lasting impacts. In 1966, Kenyon and Murray co-authored the ACLU’s brief for White v. Crook where they successfully challenged an Alabama statute restricting jury service only to white males. They also encouraged the creation of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, which would soon have Professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the helm. In her brief for Reed v. Reed, a case where the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down an Idaho law preferring males over females in administering estate matters, Ginsburg credited Murray and Kenyon by listing them as co-authors. This presentation will give a brief history of the life and activism of Dorothy Kenyon and Pauli Murray. It will then go into the history of gender and jury service. Federal court cases will be reviewed to examine how women were ultimately permitted to serve on juries.

Dorothy Kenyon & Pauli Murray: Their Quest for Equality in Jury Service
September 28, 2023, at 10 a.m.
Tuition: $15
Register for class 🔗 https://bit.ly/3Pn9m7C


Join UWF Libraries Archivist Dean DeBolt as he tells the story of Pensacola’s first and fuzziest space traveler. Don’t monkey around and miss it! 🙈

Stories from the Archives: Pensacola's First Space Traveler
📆 Wednesday, September 20th at 12 pm
⏰ Stories From the Archives presentations usually run about 30 minutes
🌐 Visit https://libguides.uwf.edu/calendar for Zoom information.


Take a step back in time with this wonderful Jukebox musical by the UWF Department of Theatre! More information and ticket details below. 🎭🍿

The University of West Florida Department of Theatre presents the musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” Performances will be held September 22-24 and September 29, 30 & October 1 with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. All performances will take place in the Besser Studio Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus.

Take a step back in time with this wonderful Jukebox musical. Follow Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy at their Senior Prom for Springfield High School in 1958 as the four best friends look to their future and how all their hopes and dreams will come true. We next meet them as they perform for their 10-year reunion. As always, life never really turns out exactly the way that we imagined it but true friends are eternal. Featuring hit songs from the ’50s and ’60s, The Marvelous Wonderettes is a nostalgia-packed show that will have you singing and dancing in your seats.

General admission ticket prices are $20 per person for adults, $16 per person for senior citizens and active military, $14 per person for non-UWF students and UWF faculty and staff, and $7 for high school students. UWF students are admitted free with their Nautilus cards. Tickets can be purchased at the CFPA Box Office, Building 82, by calling 850.857.6285 or online at uwf.edu/tickets.
**Due to adult subject matter, this show may not be appropriate for all audiences. uwfcassh

Photos from UWF Leisure Learning's post 09/15/2023

Did you know? Research shows sound can increase the number of red blood cells while simultaneously increasing the amount of oxygen they carry! 🔊 Before relaxing for a rejuvenating sound bath, we learned all about various healing practices including the benefits of grounding, oxygen and red light therapy.

We are very grateful to Chancee Terry with R & R Wellness & Apothecary and Brian Frazier from Turbo-O2 for hosting this restorative and educational class!


We enjoyed a great talk and behind-the-scenes look at Bodacious Bookstore and Cafe! ☕️📚 In this picture, one of the talented baristas is showing Leisure Learners how to make a cappuccino. Melissa and Roxanne also spoke to us about the operations of the bookstore, interesting reads, upcoming book clubs and how the internet and TikTok have influenced book sales.


Leisure Learners journeyed through Pensacola's historic Saenger Theater for a special behind-the-curtain look at how the magic unfolds. 🎭 🪄 ✨

Our knowledgeable tour guide, Kristen Carter, shared insights into what goes on behind the scenes during theater productions and answered all of our questions. From a look at the lounge and dressing rooms, to listening to the mesmerizing sounds of the historic organ from the best seats in the house and even a trip down to the basement to see the old dressing rooms - this tour certainly did not disappoint!

Thank you to our guide and friends at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre for this experience learning how art is brought to life onstage!


The beginning of the Fall 2023 semester has started here at the University of West Florida and that means our Public Archaeology Lab is reopening!

Beginning Monday, August 28, we are welcoming volunteers of all ages to help rough sort artifacts recovered from local archaeological sites. Volunteers work inside our air-conditioned lab with small screens, trays, brushes, magnets and other lab tools to clean and sort artifacts!

Our volunteer program is perfect for students who need volunteer hours for scholarships, individuals and groups interested in a unique way to experience local history and archaeology, as well as all of those who have dreamed of getting their hands dirty by participating in real archaeological work.

The Public Archaeology Lab will be open most Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00am-4:00pm through December 6. Due to limited space, RSVPs are required.

Visit the link below for more information and to RSVP!


UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities | Pensacola Archaeological Society | UWF Graduate Anthropology Association | UWF Undergraduate Anthropology Association


We are hiring a Leisure Learning Coordinator! 💡 Get more info and apply now for this exciting opportunity. Know someone who would be a good fit for this position? Share this post with your friends!

🔗 https://bit.ly/3ujF5O3

We are hiring! UWF Continuing Education is currently looking for a Leisure Learning Coordinator. Get more info and apply now for this exciting opportunity ➡️ https://bit.ly/3ujF5O3


Registration for Fall Leisure Learning classes is now open! 🍂

🍃 Download the catalog https://bit.ly/43Yr8U4
🍁 Register for class https://bit.ly/43YQ5Pn


A new semester of Leisure Learning classes has arrived! 🍂🔍 Experience Pensacola's endless opportunities for discovery and embark on an enthralling journey through time with UWF Leisure Learning this fall. Registration opens on August 10. Download the Fall Course Guide ➡️ https://bit.ly/3YjChO8

Photos from UWF Leisure Learning's post 07/27/2023

Leisure Learners enjoyed an educational tour of the UWF Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, where we learned about the various methods and materials involved in 3D printing. We even tried our hand at building a cup in SolidWorks. Thanks to the Sea3D team for a great class and the customized 3D-printed votives for our group!


The Gordon Community Art Center and PenArts, Inc. hosted our Leisure Learning group for a wonderful visit and discussion. We learned about the many activities happening at The Gordon to bring art into the community. Thank you to the members of PenArts, the Featured Artist of the Month, and the actors in the upcoming play "How the Light Gets In" for sharing your passion with us! 🎬


In observance of Independence Day, University offices will be closed July 1-4.
Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, July 5. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend. 🇺🇸

Photos from UWF Leisure Learning's post 06/28/2023

UWF Leisure Learners met in Baldwin County, Alabama, for an engaging tour of Historic Blakeley State Park. The tour included information on the incredibly quick growth and then decline of the former town of Blakeley on the Tensaw River Delta and Confederate and Union constructs from the Battle of Fort Blakeley (the last combined-force battle of the Civil War).

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Faster than a speeding bullet, the SR-71 Blackbird has the reputation of being the most unique aircraft ever built! ✈️ The classroom was full as our instructor shared his experiences as a pilot, including a double sonic boom in the aircraft.

Leisure Learners enjoyed a presentation and discussion with Colonel Joe Kinego, USAF (Ret), an SR-71 pilot who flew over 900 hours in the SR-71 Blackbird's Cold War mission.

A strategic reconnaissance asset for the Free World during the latter 25 years of the Cold War, no other aircraft could fly as fast (over Mach 3) or as high (over 80,000 feet). Just a handful of Air Force pilots ever flew the plane.

A very special thank you to our presenter and our hosts at Florida Public Archaeology Network - Northwest Region for this special experience.


Took a trip to the stars and made it back by lunch! 💫 Thank you to our hosts at the Pensacola State College Planetarium for a wonderful class. 🌎 🪐 🔭


It's tea time! 🫖 Our class at The Olde English Creamery sure was a treat. 🍰🧁🎂

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Experience UWF: Clyde Butcher, Photographer & Conservationist 06/07/2023

Experience UWF: Clyde Butcher, Photographer & Conservationist World-renowned photographer Clyde Butcher gave an artist talk in celebration of his exhibition, “America’s Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher.” Th...

Photos from UWF Leisure Learning's post 05/24/2023

We kicked off the summer semester yesterday with a wonderful class at the Bodacious Kitchen learning all about gumbo! Leisure learners enjoyed a cooking demonstration then lunch of gumbo and blueberry galette. We took away recipes and a spice mixture to cook up our own batches of gumbo at home.

Thank you to Chef Kim and the Bodacious Shops team for having us!


Summer Leisure Learning classes begin May 22, 2023. Classes are filling up, be sure to claim your spot today!

🌊 Download the catalog at https://bit.ly/3sEREPB


A new semester of Leisure Learning courses is here! Discover new places, ideas and interests this summer with course topics from land to sea, history and cuisines. Ensure your seat in your favorite classes by planning your schedule early and reserving your spot today!

🍉 Classes begin May 22, 2023
🌊 Download the catalog at https://uwf.edu/continuinged/programs/leisure-learning/


A new semester of Leisure Learning courses has arrived! Discover new places, ideas and interests this summer with course topics from land to sea, history and cuisines. Mailed catalogs will be arriving in mailboxes soon. In the meantime, browse the digital catalog and plan your summer schedule in preparation for registration next week!

🍉 Registration opens May 1, 2023
🌊 Download the catalog

Photos from UWF Leisure Learning's post 04/20/2023

Thank you to Jack Canavan, the Studio Manager at WEAR, for hosting our Leisure Learning group today! We enjoyed a backstage tour of the newsroom, studio and all the behind-the-scenes control rooms. We even got to watch the news live in the studio and in the control room. It's amazing all of the hard work that goes into bringing us live news!

WEAR ABC 3 News, Pensacola


Today is UWF's 5th annual Day of Giving! 💙 This 24-hour online fundraising initiative invites alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends to make gifts online under any of the categories at dayofgiving.uwf.edu.

For each gift of $30 or more, participants will receive the exclusive 2023 Day of Giving socks. This year's design is inspired by 60 & 70's era alumni who won the Battle of the Decades competition in 2022.

Here's how to show your support for Leisure Learning today ➡️
1. Visit the Alphabetical Listing of Funds
2. Select “other” as the donation amount and make your contribution of $30 or more
3. In the Designation drop-down, select Leisure Learning Society
4. Complete payment and billing information
5. Include “Day of Giving Socks” in the comment area to receive your socks!

Photos from UWF Leisure Learning's post 04/18/2023

We had a blast at today's Korean Lotus Flower Lantern Craft Workshop! Thank you to all who attended and the KSCPP for leading this class. 🪷

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Join UWF Archivist Dean DeBolt online as he gives us a glimpse at the famous and infamous people that have visited and lived briefly in Pensacola, and their stories.

Pensacola Tourists: Infamous & Famous Visitors
Wednesday, April 12th at 1 p.m. via Zoom
Learn more here: https://libguides.uwf.edu/calendar


Check out these two upcoming events from UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities celebrating STEAM, the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Both talks are free and open to the public!
More information about both events can be found at https://bit.ly/3MmLhvq

Thursday, April 13 at 5 p.m.
Jason Kelly Johnson - Lead artist and founding design partner of FUTUREFORMS

In 2021, FUTUREFORMS completed its installation of “Constellations” on UWF’s CFPA front lawn. The STEAM Public Art installation project was funded through the Next Big Thing program, led by Dr. Martha D. Saunders, University President, in 2021. This event will come on the heels of the “Constellations” ribbon cutting and dedication. This talk is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 14: Reception at 6 p.m., talk at 6:30 p.m.
'The Art of Fieldwork' with artist Claudia O'Steen

Claudia O’Steen and Aly Ogasian work collaboratively to produce multimedia, research-based installations by incorporating sculptural elements, digital media, drawing, writing, and photography. Their work focuses on their relationship with the changing environment and uses methodologies borrowed from citizen science to critique traditional notions of exploration and conquest.

O’Steen will discuss artistic fieldwork and the role that it plays in their work and will look at how artifacts and “data” collected from the landscape itself appear in their installation that was part of the Pensacola Museum of Art's 2023 STEAM Exhibition.


UWF Archivist, Dean DeBolt will be telling the story of the beloved Saenger Theatre (focusing on the year 1930) through newspaper ads and photographs online on Wednesday, March 22nd at 1 p.m.

Visit link for Zoom information here: https://libguides.uwf.edu/calendar

Save the date, Argos! Join UWF Archivist, Dean DeBolt, online on Wednesday, March 22nd at 1pm as he tells the story of our beloved Saenger Theatre (focusing on the year 1930) through newspaper ads and photographs.

Visit link for Zoom information here: https://libguides.uwf.edu/calendar


Join UWF Libraries on Tuesday, March 7 from 8 am - 2 pm @ John C. Pace Library for our Spring Book Sale! Grab great deals on "gently used" books - $1 paperbacks and $2 hardbacks. **CASH or CHECK Only** All are welcome to attend!

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We had such a great time at Ever'man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe!

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