Stimulation - Knowledge - Interaction - Fun

How Colonial Era Letters Reveal
Our History

Timothy O'Connor, as Ben Franklin, tells the story of how Colonial era letters and stamps illuminate everyday life and momentous events
in American history. Don't miss it!

At Birch Bay Village Inn
Friday, November 16, 2018

The hot buffet, at Birch Bay Village begins at 11:30 and costs $12; the lecture is from noon to 1:00.

Reservations are required for
lunch and lecture and
must be received by noon on
Wednesday, November 14th.

To reserve your space call 288-9500 or email

Course registration has been strong, but there are still spaces in a few classes. Try your hand at bird carving, learn about wine around the world, or examine indigenous cultures.

The winter term runs from January 7th to February 28th.

Online course descriptions and details are available here.

Contact ASC if you need help with registration!

On October 26th, nearly 80 ASC members and their guests gathered at the Seal Cove Auto Museum for our Fall Party. This annual celebration has evolved into part Halloween Party, part Oktoberfest, and part Back-to-School Night.

The venue provided an opportunity for ASC folks to browse the Auto Museum's new exhibit on Art, Advertising, and Automobiles . The cars have been moved around for a different “flow” and the exhibit illustrates the history of how the industry has promoted itself over the decades. We read copies of page-long, small type newspaper ads describing a car in detail, watched a video of Dinah Shore singing “See the USA in your Chevrolet,” and looked at huge blow-ups of some early color magazine ads. Curator Roberto Rodriguez was on hand to introduce us to these fascinating exhibits.

There was plenty of food and drink to be enjoyed. We had beer from Black Bear Brewery and wines from Sawyer's Specialties. The Membership and Volunteers Committee cooked up brownies, meatballs, spinach balls, quiches, cookies, and our traditional Oktoberfest offering of sauerkraut with kielbasa. Rob Collins’ Jazz Quintet did an excellent job filling this huge space with lively music.

The Fall Party was a great way for members to interact. Some were able to chat with classmates in a relaxed setting; others got better acquainted with faculty and Board members. For all, it was an opportunity to just catch up with friends after a busy summer. The gathering certainly hit all the marks of providing stimulation, knowledge, interaction and – fun! Watch this space for information about our winter Cabin Fever Party, coming in February.

☆☆☆ Thank you to our Fall 2018 instructors ☆☆☆
Mac Bigelow, Michael Blythe, Duane Braun, Ruth Braun,
John Buell, Hugh Clark, Richard Cohen, Gail Conrad,
David Dawson, Bill Dohmen, David Einhorn, Nat Fenton,
Ward MacKenzie, Mollie McNickle (Wheeler),
Steve Powell, George Soules

Your dedication, preparation, and willingness to teach are much appreciated. Acadia Senior College is fortunate to have so much expertise and talent!

If you have recently completed a Fall 2018 course, please complete your feedback form. It's easy and your feedback is very helpful. At the conclusion of your course you should have received an email with a link to the feedback form, but if not click here to go to the form .

Note : you must be logged in to your Acadia Senior College account in order to access the form.

To get to the feedback form directly from the website, choose "Courses" and select "Student feedback form" from the menu (again you must be logged in).

Our 2018 Annual Appeal letters are in the mail! Click here to make your donation online. Quick, easy, and secure.

Acadia Senior College welcomes photos from members. Send us your seasonal MDI photos, images of ASC events, class settings and outings. We'd love to include them in our newsletter.

Here are a two photos from Duane and Ruth Braun's Geology Class this past fall:
Photo: Ann Caswell
Photo: Charles Guilford

These hats make great gifts! We have several on hand, or they can be ordered in other colors directly from Maine Point, Southwest Harbor.

Think ahead for the holidays!

Call ASC or order from Maine Point at 207-244-7787. Can be picked up there or shipped.