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

Our Winter courses wrap up this month and Spring classes begin March 16th. Remember to fill out your Winter course evaluations! This information helps the Curriculum Committee plan future courses and sites.

Thinking ahead, we are accepting proposals for Fall 2020 classes - the deadline is May 6th. Click here for the Course Proposal Form.

I was sorry to miss the Cabin Fever Party this year. Once again Mother Nature had her say, but the rescheduled party was well attended and enjoyed by more than 70 members and guests. Good food, fine beverages, and classy music rounded out the evening. See photos below.

See you around campus and don't forget to vote!

Janice Kenyon, ASC Administrator
Thank You to Our Winter 2020 Instructors
William Bigelow
Duane Braun
Ruth Braun
Liz Cutler
Carol Leonard
Valencia Libby
Richard Parker
Annemarie Quin
Bob Thayer
Steve Valleau
Mary Vekasi
We truly appreciate your time, effort, and enthusiasm!
Coffee Clash
Only a few spaces left!
When full I will be starting a waiting list.

Jack Russell
"Political Parties - Post 2020"

Friday, March 6, 2020

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

Jack Russell will offer some historical fundamentals on partisan politics in America, characterize the modern Republican and Democratic Parties, envision at least three distinct outcomes of the 2020 election, and muse on the politics those outcomes might generate.

For more information click here .
Reservations (email only):
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.
March Food For Thought
Friday, March 27, 2020

Thomas Judge

"LifeFlight: There When Needed"

Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove.

Reservations are required for both the lunch and lecture and MUST be received by noon on Wednesday, March 25 th.
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
Note: Please let us know (by Wednesday, if possible) if you cannot attend. We often have a wait list and we do have to pay for reserved lunches even if people do not show up. Thank you.
Opera Previews at the Grand
Bob Gallon, ASC Instructor and opera enthusiast, is offering introduction and discussion sessions prior to the live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera at The Grand in Ellsworth. March talk will be:

"The Flying Dutchman"

Saturday, March 14th

The talk is from 11:00 a.m. to noon, followed by a break for lunch. The live broadcast begins at 12:55. For more information click here.
The preview talks are free. Tickets for the Live Broadcast can be purchased online or at the door.

No reservations are required and you do not have to attend the live broadcast to participate in the pre-event discussions.
Did you know?
You can now donate shares of stock
to Acadia Senior College!
The Finance Committee is happy to announce that we have set in place a process for accepting shares of any publicly traded security. Donating shares directly from your portfolio to ASC could have tax advantages for you. In fact, we have already received our first such donation!
You can make this happen in just a couple of easy steps. 
Contact Janice Kenyon, our administrator, at or Andy Cline, our treasurer, at Either can forward the necessary information to your financial adviser or broker and will be happy to answer any questions you have about donating shares of stock. 
We are excited to have this process in place as we are always looking for ways to secure the future of Acadia Senior College.

ASC Members' Art Show 2020
The annual ASC Members' Art Show will be held during the month of May at the Northeast Harbor Library.

Watch for announcements on this year's theme and information about how to submit your artwork.
Members' Appreciation Party and Opening Reception
Friday, May 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Cabin Fever Party 2020
Photos by Linda Dunn and Sugar Fenton
Course Feedback

Remember to complete your course feedback form - it's easy and your feedback is very helpful.

  • Students - once your course ends you will receive a reminder email with a link, but you can also log in to the website and choose COURSES and select Student feedback form from the menu, or click here. Click on the class you want to evaluate. Easy as pie.

  • Instructors - you can provide feedback on the course site, class size and other comments. Log in to the website and choose FOR INSTRUCTORS and select Instructor feedback form from the menu, or click here. Piece of cake.

You must log in to your ASC account to submit your feedback.
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
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