Special Presentations

Pre-registration is Required

Free for Community Center members; $5.00 for non-members

Planet X, Fact or Fiction? presented by Dave Perry

Course #1842; Thursday, September 28th, 1:00-2:30 pm

Is There Another Planet in Our Solar System? Planet 9 is a mythical planet, never seen, shrouded in mystery and conspiracy. Recent discoveries are shedding new light on this ancient mystery. Using new technologies and powerful computer simulations, Planet 9 may be close to being discovered, if it exists at all.

Encore for More Speakers Program - Free and Open to the Public

Sam Houston: The George Washington of His Time presented by Rose Gonsoulin

Course #1996; Thursday, October 19th, 1:00-2:00 pm

Surely you have heard the name Sam Houston, but how much do you really know about the namesake of our country’s fourth largest city? Why is the most consequential figure in the history of the American Southwest not held in higher esteem? ABOUT THE PRESENTER: As a native Houstonian, Rose Gonsoulin, author of the historical fiction novel When the Grass Is Rising: A Portrait of Young Sam Houston, has devoted the last twenty years to spreading the word about the fascinating and complicated life of Sam Houston. She will share his rich history through a modern lens, offering lessons of resiliency and integrity from a rare leader who put his country above his politics.

Medicare Changes in 2024 Presented by Area Agency on Aging

Free and Open to the Public

Course #1828; Saturday, October 14th, 10:00 am-12:00 pm Followed by a question-and-answer session)                                                  

Learn how the Area Agency’s Benefits Assistance Program counselors can help you regarding benefits and eligibility for Medicare and other services. Learn the basics about what Medicare covers and the different prescription drug plans available!     

Encore for More Speakers Program - Free and Open to the Public

Dinosaurs Matter! Presented by Darla Roberts

Course #2253; Thursday, November 9th, 1:00-3:00 pm

Ever held a real dinosaur bone? Ever examined a T-Rex toe?  Have you handled a fossilized dinosaur egg or compared Triceratops’s teeth with your own? Now you CAN! Join Fountain Hills resident and dinosaur enthusiast Darla Roberts for a fascinating look at some common and more uncommon dinosaur facts and figures. Darla has collected dinosaur fossils for a number of years and will bring some of her collection to the presentation to explain and show to audience members.  

Asteroids, Comets and Other Stuff- Presented by Dr. Dennis Robertson

Course #2065; Thursday, November 16th, 2:00-3:00 pm

Join Dennis M. Robertson, a NASA Solar Ambassador, in a discussion involving objects that visit our planet from outer space. The presentation will include a review of planetary impacts from asteroids and comets, NASA's scientific missions to the asteroids, and NASA's involvement in Planetary Defense.

Space presentation by Ted Blank- Title: TBD

Course #2322; Thursday, November 30th, 2:00-3:00 pm