September 2019 Newsletter
Stimulation - Knowledge - Interaction - Fun
Dear Members and Friends,

Welcome back to school! Fall classes officially started on August 26th with most classes beginning in September.

Board and committee members have been busy planning events and tending to the business of ASC. Our Food for Thought lunch and lecture series kicks off with two presentations in September. On October 2nd, Dianna Emory will offer a special "Bonding with Nature" workshop.

Now is the time to submit course proposals for Winter 2020 classes - deadline is September 20th. Click here for the Course Proposal Form .

I look forward to seeing you all at our annual fall party at the Seal Cove Auto Museum on Friday, October 18th.

Janice Kenyon, ASC Administrator
Food for Thought
Friday, September 13, 2019

Steve Katona
"Metals for Our Renewable Future: Should We Mine the Deep Sea?"

Reservations are required for both the lunch and lecture and must be received by noon on Wednesday, September 11 th .
Friday, September 27th

Carl Little
"Treasures from the Farnsworth at the Wendell Gilley Museum: A Closer Look"

Reservations are required for both the lunch and lecture and must be received by noon on Wednesday, September 25 th .
Both talks are at Birch Bay Village Inn

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

To reserve space for one or both events please call 288-9500 or email
Winter 2020 Course Proposals
Thinking of teaching a class this winter?

The deadline to submit course proposals for the Winter term is
 Friday, September 20 th

Bonding with Nature Workshop

Wednesday, October 2nd
Northeast Harbor Library, 2 - 4 p.m.

Dr. Dianna Emory
"Bonding with Nature: Responding to Life's Challenges and the Aging Process"

In a workshop format, Dr. Emory will explore how to maintain a connection to the natural world, even when stress, illness, accidents, and/or natural aging interferes.
Reservations are required. Click here to learn more .
Letter from Our President
Dear Friends and Fellow Learners,

What a privilege it is to be your president! Thanks to the strong foundation laid by past president Nat Fenton and his predecessors, I can tell you that Acadia Senior College is in great shape.

One example is the response to Nat’s last column in this space. He put out a call for more instructors because many students had not gotten the opportunity to enroll in their most desired classes. There was an overwhelmingly positive response and you now know that we had 18 courses to choose from for the fall semester. Thank you to all the instructors who have volunteered and prepared for the upcoming semester!

In addition, Acadia Senior College co-sponsored a Democracy lecture series this summer with large and enthusiastic audiences. And the catered receptions were great. Then there was the beautiful and disturbing film “Sonic Sea” with a distinguished panel to discuss the issue of ocean noise pollution and suggested solutions. Even when the lights went out, the audience’s enthusiasm did not wane.

Look for a series of great luncheon lectures this fall and for a fall outing. All of the committees and the board are hard at work to continue to produce quality programming to fulfill our mission for intellectual stimulation, practical knowledge, social interaction, and fun.

Linda K. Dunn
ASC President
Save the Date - Friday, October 18th

Oktoberfest Party!
Our annual fall party will be held at the
Seal Cove Auto Museum

Friday, October 18th
4 - 6 p.m.

Music, friends, cars! Refreshments will be served.

All ASC members are welcome - bring a friend!
Looking for Volunteers
Volunteers are the backbone of Acadia Senior College! All of our instructors, committee members, directors and lecturers are volunteers. But did you know there are lots of other opportunities to get involved?

We need people to help with mailings (brochures and letters), event planning and setup, brochure distribution, and more. Please contact us if you are interested in helping out. Call 288-9500 or email
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