February 2020 Newsletter
Stimulation - Knowledge - Interaction - Fun
Dear Members and Friends,

There are several events happening this month, plus registration for Spring 2020 classes opens on Thursday, February 6th at 10:00 a.m. We are aware that the registration time conflicts with two of our Thursday morning classes and are working to avoid this in the future. This time around, these two instructors will offer a short break during class for those wishing to register.

Also, note our class and event cancellation policy at the end of the newsletter. I try to post cancellations on our website as early as possible.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the Cabin Fever Party on Friday, February 7th. Don't forget to bring finger food to share and a friend!

Spring Course Registration Opens!

Registration for Spring term opens Thursday, February 6 th
at 10:00 a.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 February 6 th
If you need help, please call or email: 
(207) 288-9500
Cabin Fever Party

Friday, February 7th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Bring a friend - it's a great way to introduce them to ASC!

ASC members and their guests are invited to the annual Cabin Fever Party at the Dorr Museum of Natural History! Join friends, fellow students, and instructors for a potluck party and winter celebration. Enjoy food, live music, and the museum's wonderful displays of our natural world.

Where: George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History on the College of the Atlantic campus, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor.

When: Friday, February 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Bring: Savory or sweet finger food to share (ready to serve - there is no kitchen). ASC will provide wine and beer.

Music: Rob Collins and his Jazz band will be on hand for entertainment.

No RSVP required.

Snow date: Saturday, February 8th
Coffee Clashes
Seth Singleton
Seth Singleton
"Immigration: Hot-button Politics and Real Dilemmas"

Friday, February 14, 2020

9:00 a.m.
At Sips in Southwest Harbor

Join Seth in a serious discussion of immigration and why this is such an emotional issue.

For more information click here .
Reservations (email only): coffeeclash@gmail.com
Jeff Dunn
"Making Sense of Universal Healthcare, or What is
Medicare for All?"

Friday, February 21, 2020

9:00 a.m.
At Sips in Southwest Harbor
Jeff will help us understand some of the solutions for universal
health care, including Medicare for All.
For more information click here .
Reservations (email only): coffeeclash@gmail.com
Coffee Clash happens once or twice a month on Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m at Sips in Southwest Harbor. Look for upcoming events on our website.

Food For Thought
Friday, February 28, 2020

"All for the Birds"

Storyteller Jude Lamb
portrays Cordelia Stanwood

Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove.

Reservations are required for both the lunch and lecture and MUST be received by noon on Wednesday, February 26 th.
The hot buffet lunch at Birch Bay Village begins at 11:30 and costs $12;
the lecture is from noon to 1:00.

To reserve space please call 288-9500 or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org
Note: Please let us know (by Wednesday, if possible) if you cannot attend. We often have a wait list and we do have to pay for reserved lunches even if people do not show up. Thank you.
Opera Previews at the Grand
Bob Gallon, ASC Instructor and opera enthusiast, is offering introduction and discussion sessions prior to the live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera at The Grand in Ellsworth. February talks will be:

"Porgy and Bess"

Saturday, February 1st

This talk is from 11:00 a.m. to noon, followed by a break for lunch. The live broadcast begins at 12:55. For more information click here.

Saturday, February 29th

Note change in time: this talk runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a break for lunch. The live broadcast begins at 12:30. 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 and you do not have to attend the live broadcast to participate in the pre-event discussions.
January Donations in Honor
A number of Acadia Senior College members and friends made thoughtful and generous donations in January in memory of

Robert Gossart

Robert was a beloved teacher and active member
of ASC for many years.
Class and Event Cancellation Policy

Acadia Senior College cancels events and classes when the MDI schools close for snow or weather events. When a delay occurs, ASC also cancels events or classes that start within the delay time period.

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?

Contact the office at 288-9500 or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org
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