October 2022 Newsletter
Stimulation - Knowledge - Interaction - Fun

with Fred Benson, Richard Cohen, and Seth Singleton

Friday, October 14, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

The United States has weathered crises in the past, but today faces the accelerating impact of climate change and challenges to democratic government. Is political violence likely or possible? Will the military be called upon to hold the country together?

Fred Benson, Richard Cohen, and Seth Singleton will facilitate a discussion on these issues in the first of this year's Coffee Clash presentations.

This online presentation is free and open to everyone.

October Food for Thought

Garrett Martin

Friday, October 28, 2022, at Noon
From COVID relief to student loan forgiveness to investments aimed at addressing climate change, the Biden administration has advanced substantial policies that are helping Maine's people, economy, and environment. In this talk, Garrett Martin, President and CEO of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, will focus on the impact of the Biden administration policies on the state of Maine, paying particular attention to how these policies have helped Mainers recover from the COVID pandemic and leave us better positioned to tackle future challenges.
This online presentation is free and open to everyone.

Opera Previews at the Grand
After a hiatus of over two years, come and join Bob Gallon, ASC Instructor, and opera enthusiast, in a discussion and preview of several of the live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera at the Grand in Ellsworth.
The first talk will be:

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. Tickets for the Live Broadcast can be purchased online or at the door. No reservations are required for the talks and you do not have to attend the live broadcast to participate in the pre-event discussion.

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.

Tech Corner
Email tip #3

Don't automatically hit "reply all"

Everyone gets too many emails, but here's one small thing that can help. Before replying, decide if everyone on the list needs to receive your reply. Conversely, be sure to use "reply all" when you want to keep everyone on the list in the converation.

Fall Member Party
Our fall member party was held on the lawn at the Wendell Gilley Museum this year. Close to 100 members and guests enjoyed live music from Big Moose Band, great food, a celebratory cake, and tours of the museum exhibits.

The weather was lovely and it was so great to see everyone. Look at all these smiling folks!
Thank you

  • Wendell Gilley Museum for your wonderful hospitality and a perfect setting

  • Membership and Volunteers Committee for a fantastic job organizing everything

  • Big Moose Band - what a treat!

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