January 2020 Newsletter
Stimulation - Knowledge - Interaction - Fun
Dear Members and Friends,

Happy New Year! We have some great classes coming up for the Winter and Spring terms, plus a variety of wonderful events to keep you out of trouble during these cold months - something for everyone.

Winter 2020 classes start next week. If your class includes a book your email confirmation will have specified this. Books are available now at Sherman's Bookstore in Bar Harbor. Please let me know if you have any questions about your registration or if you need to withdraw. Some of the classes have waiting lists so if you can't make it, someone else might be able to!

Hope to see you at some of the upcoming events.

Coffee Clash
Joe Cistone
"Immigration, Sanctuary, and MDI"

Friday, January 17, 2020

9:00 a.m.
At Sips in Southwest Harbor

For more information click here .
Reservations (email only): coffeeclash@gmail.com

Each attendee will be charged $5 which includes coffee and a pastry (Unless purchasing
more than a $5 breakfast.) Tips are always appropriate.
Coffee Clash happens once or twice a month on Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m at Sips in Southwest Harbor. Look for upcoming events on our website.
Food For Thought
Friday, January 24, 2020

Duane and Ruth Braun

" The Geologic Evolution of Mount Desert Island "

Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove.

Reservations are required for both the lunch and lecture and MUST be received by noon on Wednesday, January 22 nd.
The hot buffet lunch at Birch Bay Village begins at 11:30 and costs $12;
the lecture is from noon to 1:00.

To reserve space please call 288-9500 or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org
Cabin Fever Party
Friday, February 7th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Where: George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History on the College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor.

When: Friday, February 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Who: ASC members and their guests are welcome. Join friends, fellow students, instructors, and board members for a potluck party and winter celebration.

Bring: finger food appetizers or dessert to share (ready to serve, as there is no kitchen). ASC will provide wine, and beer will be provided by The Black Bear Brewery in Orono.

Music: Rob Collins and his Jazz band will be on hand for entertainment.

No RSVP required.
Schoodic Getaway Returns!
March 1 & 2, 2020

After a hiatus last season, the ASC Schoodic Getaway returns this winter, March 1-2. We will stay at the Schoodic Education and Research Center, located near Schoodic Point, a spectacular section of Acadia National Park. Specialists from the Schoodic Institute (SI) will provide two days of programs for us. We'll be housed in comfortable four-bedroom apartments (private rooms) and have our meals at the lovely Schooner Commons.
Participants will arrive before lunchtime on Sunday to check in. After lunch, Sarah Hooper, SI Education Specialist, will lead us on a walk in the new Schoodic Woods section of the Park. Later in the afternoon, we'll enjoy a wine and cheese party, then dinner, stargazing, and a movie night. Monday morning, after breakfast, we'll get right to work preparing a lunch of outdoor dutch oven specialties under the direction of Rick Henion. After lunch, SI ornithologist Seth Benz will take us out to observe some winter pelagic birds.
The cost for the Getaway is $165 per person, which includes lodging, meals, and all programming. This year, we have the option of lodging for a limited number at the VIP apartments at Rockefeller Hall, for an additional cost.
Sign up soon! There are a limited number of spaces available for this program.

For more information, email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org or call 207-288-9500. A $50 deposit is required to reserve your place. 

Learn more about Schoodic Institute at https://schoodicinstitute.org/  and https://www.nps.gov/rlc/schoodic/index.htm .

December Donations in Honor
In honor of Bill Dohmen

In memory of Robert Gossart

In honor of the late Robert Gossart . "He was a fine human being."

Spring Courses

The Spring 2020 brochure will be mailed in mid January.

Registration for the Spring terms opens February 6 th at 10:00 a.m.

View class descriptions here:

Class and Event Cancellation Policy

Acadia Senior College cancels events and classes when the MDI schools close for snow or weather events. When a delay occurs, ASC also cancels events or classes that start within the delay time period.

Volunteers are the backbone of Acadia Senior College! All of our instructors, committee members, board members and lecturers are volunteers.

Interested in joining a committee? Have an idea for a Food for Thought or Coffee Clash topic?

Contact the office at 288-9500 or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org
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