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Exciting & Timely Events

CCSM events (except for Cornell speakers) are open only to members and their guests. If you are not yet a member, join us for only $30/member & $40/couple!

Not all the events below are open, only the upcoming special event & "luncheon" event. The ones open for registration will have a blue "Register" button. Replays of many of our previous events are in the members only past events page.

Once registered, you will receive an automated confirmation, you will no longer get email invites to that event, and you will receive two automated reminders with the Zoom link (day before the event & day of the event). Questions with your reservation to or leave a voicemail at (941) 500-4443. Additional club contacts here.

See additional upcoming Cornell Webinars here.

Upcoming events

    • Tue, January 25, 2022
    • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Southeast Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St. East Palmetto, FL 34221
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    This event has been cancelled, your registration fees will be refunded shortly.

    Beyond the Dark invites you to experience this transformation and connect with our mission. You’ll engage your senses while immersing in the challenges of people with vision loss and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other disabilities. And your attendance provides mission-critical support for our dogs and the people who need them.

    You’ll meet graduates of our programs and hear their triumphant stories. You’ll witness our highly trained guide dogs and service dogs at work, and see the powerful difference they make. And you’ll come away with a greater connection to the human-dog teams who journey beyond the dark.

    Masks are required; you will be blindfolded.

    Tour is not allowed for children or teens  forand not recommended anyone who suffers from PTSD and might be triggered by graduates stories.

    • Sat, January 29, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, 34240

    The cats are calling!!  

    New and exciting private show for our Cornell Club at 11am. Plan to stay after to enjoy additional shows (included with your $25 registration). 

    This non-profit rescue operation has been providing homes to exotic animals rescued from all around the world since 1987.  It is home to lemurs, sloths, big cats and so much more.  

    Don't miss out.

    Sign up now!!!

    • Thu, February 10, 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Join Us To Hear All About the New Architecture Sarasota!

    We are excited that Anne-Marie Russell, the Executive Director of Architecture Sarasota, will be joining us. You may remember Anne-Marie from her 2017 presentation to the Club about the Sarasota Art Museum. After six years leading the museum, she has joined the newly created Architecture Sarasota.

    The New York Times just recommended Architecture Sarasota as one of the '52 Places for a Changed World' for travelers to visit in 2022.

    Anne-Marie will share her vision for Architecture Sarasota, which was created last year through the merger of Sarasota Architecture Foundation and the Center for Architecture Sarasota. Sarasota is full of iconic mid-century modern buildings and the Sarasota's School of Architecture legacy is incredibly relevant today with the important issues of site specificity, sustainability and environmental concerns.

    • Sat, February 19, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Trolley Cottage, 1826 4th St, Sarasota
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    Please join us on one of Sarasota's most popular tour of the secret places behind the Circus.  Our tour guide is the ever popular Bob Collins who is both extremely informative and passionate about our circus history.  Learn about the 5 Ringling brothers who created the Greatest Show on the Earth and learn about the circus performers and showmen who called Sarasota their home.

    This is a fun-filled circus adventure- a show on Wheels!!

    Registration to open mid-Jan.

    • Tue, March 22, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 140 Tampa Ave. W. Venice, Fl. 34285

    Join us for a free behind the curtain tour of the historic Venice Theater.  We will pull the curtain back and tour the backstage of Beauty and the Beast!  We will visit the Scene shop where the props are kept, the costume shop, rehearsal halls and even the control room for all the lighting and special effects.

    Optional lunch in one of the open air cafes to follow the tour.

    Registration to open mid-Feb.

    • Thu, April 14, 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Using The Earth to Heat Our Planet, Beginning With Cornell 

    While we often hear about solar and wind as alternative energy sources, we don't hear as much about geothermal resources, a low-carbon alternative, for meeting our heating demands.

    Successful demonstrations will be needed to catalyze geothermal adoption. Cornell is undertaking one - drilling a bore hole on campus to evaluate the direct use of Earth Source Heat technology to provide geothermal heat. The project is a key component of Cornell's strategy to reach carbon neutrality for the Ithaca campus by 2035.

    Join us to hear Professor Jefferson Tester, who is leading Cornell's decarbonization efforts. Dr. Tester is the Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell and Cornell's Principal Scientist for Earth Source Heat.

    This will also be our 'Red and White' Meeting, which is the Club's annual meeting at which we elect Board Members.

Past events

Thu, January 13, 2022 Celebrate The Future - Honor Our Local Students
Thu, December 09, 2021 Past, Present and Future of the HIV Epidemic
Wed, November 17, 2021 The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Thu, November 11, 2021 SEA Change: The Keys to Restoring Our Oceans
Sat, October 09, 2021 Celebrate Cornell and Cornellians
Thu, October 07, 2021 Chats in the Stacks: On José Montoya
Sun, August 08, 2021 Cornell Casts
Fri, August 06, 2021 What's Bugging You
Sun, August 01, 2021 eCornell Keynotes
Thu, June 10, 2021 Cornell Reunion 2021!
Thu, April 29, 2021 Entrepreneurship Celebration
Sat, April 10, 2021 Page to Stage, How New Musicals are Born at Asolo Rep
Thu, April 08, 2021 Annual Meeting/Red & White "Luncheon"
Wed, March 24, 2021 Designing Sarasota, An Architectural History
Wed, March 10, 2021 Insider View of The Johnson Museum
Thu, February 25, 2021 Cancelled: Newtown Community and the Pandemic
Wed, February 24, 2021 Cornell Leadership Conference
Fri, February 19, 2021 2021 Pan-Asian Celebration
Thu, February 11, 2021 Building A Park For All
Tue, January 26, 2021 Bertha Palmer Gardens at Historic Spanish Point
Thu, January 14, 2021 Celebrate the Future - Honor Our Local Students
Thu, December 10, 2020 Leading USF Through the 3 C’s
Wed, December 09, 2020 Cornell According to Sound
Fri, November 20, 2020 eCornell: Senior Living
Wed, November 18, 2020 Imagine Museum Tour
Thu, November 12, 2020 COVID-19 Research & Treatment at SMH
Fri, November 06, 2020 All-Ivy "Young" Alumni + Improv
Sun, October 18, 2020 CCSM's Celebrate Cornell Traditions!!
Thu, October 15, 2020 Zinck's Happy Hour with Corey!
Thu, October 15, 2020 24 Hours of Zinck's
Fri, October 09, 2020 State of the University Address and Keynote Panel
Tue, October 06, 2020 Homecoming Opening Session with Dr. Fauci MD '66 & Snow '91
Tue, October 06, 2020 StayHomecoming
Fri, October 02, 2020 Launch & Tour of the New CCSM Website!
Fri, August 28, 2020 All Ivy "Young" Alumni Virtual Happy Hour

CCSM Events Prior to 2020:

Current Cornell University Events click here.

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