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

As I reflect on the College's activities over the past year, the numbers and accomplishments are impressive:
  • 38 classes with a total of 525 registrations
  • 8 Food for Thought lunch and lecture presentations
  • 6 engaging Coffee Clash discussions
  • 3 American Democracy lectures in conjunction with the League of Women Voters and the Jesup Library
  • 1 Annual Meeting
  • Bus trip to the Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Farnsworth Museum
  • Upcoming bus trip to the Colby College Museum of Art and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center
  • Member Art Show at the Northeast Harbor Library
  • Screening of Sonic Sea at the Criterion
  • Cabin Fever party at the Dorr Museum of Natural History
  • Fall Octoberfest party at the Somesville Union Meeting House
  • Countless board meetings and committee meetings
As we head into the next year send your suggestions and thoughts for new activities and classes, and keep thinking of ideas to celebrate Acadia Senior College's 20 th anniversary.
Enjoy family and friends this month and I look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Winter Course Registration Opens

Registration Opens
December 4 th at 1:00 p.m.

View class descriptions here:


To register online you must be a current member and have an active online account.
Please take a moment to log in to the website
before  registration starts to be sure you will be able to register on December 4 th !
If you need help, please call or email: 
(207) 288-9500
The (rescheduled) Fall Museum Trip!
Friday, December 6, 2019

Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Augusta
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville

Note: Even if you did not sign up for the trip in November, there is still plenty of room! No-stress travel by bus, wonderful exhibits at both museums, and lunch included!

Join us on a chartered coach bus for a field trip to the Colby College Museum of Art followed by a visit to the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta.

At Colby we'll tour the " Wíwənikan …the beauty we carry" exhibition of contemporary art of the First Nations people with Julia Gray, Program Manager for the exhibit.

Next we will head to the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta where we will have lunch, a sandwich and salad buffet provided by the Center.
Shenna Bellows will give us a tour of the main exhibits.

Still space available - sign up today!

Cost for the trip is $50 per person including transportation, lunch and both museums. We will meet at the Gateway Center in Trenton at 7:45 a.m. and return in the late afternoon. Click here to learn more.

To sign up call 288-9500 or email

P.S. - you do not need to be an ASC member to sign up!
Fall Appeal
Our Fall 2019 Appeal is underway. To make an online donation click here. Quick easy, and secure.

You might also consider making a donation in honor of someone - a favorite instructor, friend or relative. Or perhaps you would like to give a gift in memory. Honorees will be listed in the monthly newsletter (no amounts or donor names listed.)

If you wish to donate by check, please mail to ASC, PO Box 120, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.

Bob Myers - valued friend, instructor, and classmate

Coffee Clash Returns
The 2020 Coffee Clash schedule is being finalized and will begin on January 10th. Watch for an announcement on the first discussion topic and registration details.

Coffee Clash happens once or twice a month on Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m at Sips in Southwest Harbor.
Next Food For Thought
The next Food for Thought is January 24th at Birch Bay. Duane and Ruth Braun will talk about the Geology of MDI. Details and registration information will be coming in the January newsletter.
Save the Dates!
Schoodic Getaway

March 1 & 2, 2020

Enjoy an overnight getaway at the Schoodic Education and Research Center packed with fun activities, delicious meals, and friends old and new!

More details coming soon!
ASC Hats and Vests
We have a new supply of ASC ball caps, plus cozy ASC vests in a variety of sizes. The hats are $20 and the vests are $50 - think ahead for the holidays!

Email or call if interested.
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?

Check out volunteer opportunities here: Contact the office at 288-9500 or email
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