November 2022 Newsletter
Stimulation - Knowledge - Interaction - Fun
At long last, we return to our monthly in-person lunch and learn
at Birch Bay Village in Hulls Cove!

Join us for soup, salad, sandwiches, and dessert at our November/December Food for Thought presentation with Seth Singleton.

This presentation will also be offered on Zoom.

Seth Singleton

Friday, December 2, 2022
World power relations and the global economy are changing fast. Governments are in trouble everywhere. Climate change hangs over the future. Fear and foreboding thrive. Are democracy and human rights a quaint ideology of bygone times, trampled by a rising phalanx of dictators? Does Russia’s war in Ukraine mark a new era of conquest and imperialism? Will nationalism snap the global supply chains that send us clothes, cellphones, can openers, and cars, but also enrich a few at the expense of the many? Will drought and flood send waves of climate refugees fleeing across borders? As governments dither on climate change, must we choose between destroying the planet and turning off the heat and the lights?

Join Seth Singleton in a discussion of what is happening, and where we might be headed, in world power relations, the global economy, climate change, human rights, and democracy. Is there room for optimism?
In the first of a series of talks, Bob Gallon, ASC Instructor, and opera enthusiast will lead a discussion prior to this Saturday's live broadcast of Verdi's "La Traviata" at the Grand in Ellsworth.

Saturday, November 5th
This talk is from 11:00 a.m. to noon, followed by a break for lunch. The live broadcast begins at 1:00 p.m. For more information click here.

The preview talks are free and no reservations are required. You do not have to attend the live broadcast to participate in the pre-event discussion, but tickets for the live broadcast can be purchased online or at the door.
Upcoming talks will include:

  • Fedora on January 14th
  • Falstaff on April 1st
  • Der Rosenkavalier on April 15th
  • Don Giovanni on May 20th
  • Die Zauberflote on June 3rd

Watch for more information in upcoming newsletters.

Winter Courses Announced
The Winter 2023 course brochure is now available online. Click the button below to view the course descriptions, schedule, and other important information.

Online Registration Opens

Wednesday, November 30th
9:00 a.m.
Please take a moment to login before registration starts to make sure your membership is current so you can register on November 30th!
Not a member yet? Sign up online or contact us.
Member of another senior college?
Instructor using a course credit?

Please contact us before registration opens.

(207) 288-9500

The deadline to submit course proposals for the Spring 2023 term is Friday, November 25th. Yes, really!

Why so early you ask? Spring term starts March 20th so we need time to finalize the schedule, arrange class sites, add classes to the website, create the course brochure, and order books. Add in the two week registration period and the upcoming holidays and it all adds up. Now you know!

Spring term runs from March 20 to May 26.

Tech Corner
Email tip #7

Pay attention to your subject line

Make sure the email subject line is descriptive and relevant to your email topic. For example, "Board Meeting moved to Tuesday, 9/20" is much more informative than "Board Meeting." Good subject lines help people understand what your email is about and keep messages from getting lost.

Start a new email with a fresh subject line if you are introducing a new topic. For example, don't piggyback on the board meeting email thread if you are starting a new conversation about an upcoming event.

Fall Class Photos
Our fall class about Woodlawn, one of Maine's most intact historic houses, and home to the John Black family wrapped up with a field trip to the house and grounds in Ellsworth. Here are some photos from class participants.
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