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

March is a month of transitions. Our winter term ends and spring classes begin on March 18th . Spring itself arrives on March 20th (at least by the calendar), the days are truly getting longer, and the sun feels a little stronger. Some of you may be heading to warmer climes for a winter break and some of you will be returning. Here at ASC we have plenty of upcoming events to keep us busy.

Remember to fill out your winter course evaluations , thank our wonderful instructors, and think about perhaps teaching a course in the Fall. We are now accepting proposals for Fall 2019 classes and the deadline is May 10th. Click here for the Course Proposal Form .
Janice Kenyon, ASC Administrator
***** Thank you to our Winter 2019 Instructors *****

Mac Bigelow, Ann Caswell, Richard Parker,
Jack Russell, Hank Schmelzer, Bob Shields,
Eben Shook, Seth Singleton, Bob Thayer,
Steve Valleau, and Scott Worcester

We couldn't have done it without you (literally!)
Coffee Clash
Friday, March 8, 2019

Jack Russell
"Is there a 'Vital Center' in
American Politics?"
9:00 a.m.
At Sips in Southwest Harbor

Reservations (email only):
In fairness to Sip's wait staff, each person will be charged $5 and receive a coffee and pastry. (Unless purchasing more than a $5 breakfast.) Tips are always appropriate.
March Food for Thought
Friday, March 22, 2019

Mary Ann Handel
" Beyond Our Genes: Epigenetics, Environment, and Health "

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.

Reservations are required for both the lunch and lecture and must be received by noon on Wednesday, March 20 th .

To reserve your space call 288-9500 or email
Bangor Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra
at Collins Center for the Arts

This concert celebrates American composers featuring selections from Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece of operetta, "Candide".

Group rate tickets are $27 and spaces are limited. Call or email to reserve tickets. The deadline to sign up is March 21st . For more information click here.
ASC Members' Art Show 2019
The annual ASC Members' Art Show will be held during the month of May at the Northeast Harbor Library.

This year's suggested theme is "Conversations". All forms of art are encouraged - perhaps something you made in one of your ASC classes!

Members' Appreciation Party and Opening Reception
May 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Special Course Preview
131/116: The Extraordinary Women
of the New Congress in Washington

Coming up, Jim Clunan and Kathy McQuaid are offering a course exploring the political impact of the 131 women in the just elected 116th Congress of the United States. 

Following a kickoff session this Spring, an individualized research period over the summer will provide each student time to follow a pair of women - one Republican, one Democrat. Guidance on research techniques will be provided. 

Then, in the fall, class members will come together in weekly meetings to share observations about the women they have been “shadowing”, and to discuss prospects for bipartisan cooperation in creating legislation on national issues such as health care, immigration, climate change, international commitments and others.

Interested? Contact ASC to sign up or learn more. A kick-off session is planned for May 3rd, prior to the Opening Reception for the Art Show.
Member Photos
Winter 2019 - Bird Carving with a Knife
A few images from the "Bird Carving With a Knife" class at the Wendell Gilley Museum. (photos Janice Kenyon)
Winter 2019
Shakespeare: Fun and Adventures with Prince Hal and Falstaff
Ann Caswell teaching her students the “Five Act Structure” in her class on Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1. February 7, 2019. (photo Nat Fenton)
Below - Nat Fenton as Falstaff!
(photo Judith Burger-Gossart)
Winter 2019 Cabin Fever Party at Dorr Museum of Natural History
(photos Ann Caswell)
The March 2019 newsletter from the Maine Senior College Network is available now. Find out what's happening around the state. Click here.
Do you have a Senior College Story you would like to share?

What does ASC mean to you in your life? Did a class you took lead you to a new interest, new skill, new friendships or relationships? Did it open your mind to a new idea or way of thinking? Has it expanded your view of our society, our island, or the world we live in? Did it change the way you see yourself or others?

Please write a brief (one page) narrative telling your Senior College Story. We would like to share these in our newsletters and on the website!
Course Feedback
Remember to complete your course feedback form - it's easy and your feedback is very helpful. You should have received an email with a link to the form. You can also get to the feedback form directly from the website, choose "Courses" and select "Student feedback form" from the menu, or click here .

Note : you must be logged in to your Acadia Senior College account in order to access the form.
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.
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