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

The month of May features our annual Art Show at the Northeast Harbor Library - be sure to stop in if you haven't seen it yet. Thank you to all the artists, and to the volunteers who helped put on the show and the opening reception, and to Sydney for producing the invitation and poster.

We'll be finishing up our spring course session and heading into the busy summer season here on MDI. Please submit your course evaluations when you get your email reminders.

Coming up are our Annual General Meeting and Potluck Social on June 5th and a bus trip to Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Farnsworth in Rockland on June 7th.

Lastly, watch for announcements about our summer lecture series co-sponsored with the Jesup Memorial Library and the League of Women Voters (June, July, and August), plus a screening of "The Sonic Sea" at the Criterion (August 7th).
Janice Kenyon, ASC Administrator
ASC Members' Art Show 2019
(Photo - Linda Martin)
The 11th annual ASC Members' Art Show opened on May 3rd at the Northeast Harbor Library and runs through the end of the month.

Over twenty-five artists are showcased in the exhibit which features a variety of media. Artists Susan Lerner, Sydney Roberts Rockefeller, and Melita Westerlund created this year's arch and fashion accessories, re-purposing detritus collected from the Window Dressers project.

The opening reception and gala membership party was well attended by over 100 members and guests! ASC President Nat Fenton recognized our site venue and bank partners, and the many volunteers who teach, speak, and help to put on the wonderful events (like the art show and reception!) held throughout the year.

A few photos from the reception below - see more photos on Facebook.
(Photos - Janice Kenyon)
Fall 2019 Course Proposals
Planning to submit a course proposal?

The deadline to submit course proposals for the Fall 2019 term is Friday, May 10th .

Save the Date!
Potluck Supper and Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, June 5th, 5:00 p.m.

Neighborhood House
Northeast Harbor

Join us for appetizers and conversation, a short business meeting and elections, followed by a potluck supper. More details to follow.

Museum Field Trip
Friday, June 7th

Owls Head Transportation Museum and Farnsworth Museum

Hop aboard our chartered coach bus for a visit to these two iconic museums, plus time for lunch and exploration in Rockland.

We will meet at the Gateway Center in Trenton at 7:45 a.m. and return in the late afternoon. The cost for the trip is $65 per person and includes transportation, entrance to both museums, and docent fees. Lunch is not included, but we'll have plenty of time to eat and explore in Rockland. Click here to learn more.

To sign up call 288-9500 or email

Save the Dates!
Summer Lecture Series
Tuesday, June 25 th - Professor Burt Neuborne, First Amendment Specialist
Tuesday, July 16 th - Richard Fallon, Supreme Court Scholar
Tuesday, August 6 th - Theda Skocpol, Grass Roots Politics

Lectures will be held at the Jesup Memorial Library. Details and more information will follow.
A Visit with Ashley Bryan
Nat Fenton's Civil Rights class visited Islesford to hear Ashley Bryan's tales of life in a segregated Army and his experiences as a stevedore on Omaha Beach 75 years ago. After Ashley's talk, Nat presented the story of Isaac Woodard, a black soldier from the South, and discussed the incredible contrast between how blacks were treated in the North and South. Before heading back to MDI, the class visited Ashley's home where he offered cookies and signed his books.
Ashley Bryan in his home
(photo Sugar Fenton)
On the Ferry
(photo Nat Fenton)
Ashley wearing his
Acadia Senior College vest!
Ashley's Stained Glass in the Church
(photo Nat Fenton)
Additional photos by Janice Kenyon.
Course Feedback
As spring courses finish up in the next few weeks, you will receive an email with a link to the course feedback form. Please complete your form - it's easy and your feedback is very helpful.

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

To get to the feedback form directly from the website, choose "Courses" and select "Student feedback form" from the menu (again you must be logged in). Let me know if you need help with any of this.
MSCN Newsletter
The May 2019 newsletter from the Maine Senior College Network is available now. Find out what's happening around the state. Click here.
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