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$25
Calendar Jul 1, 2021

Membership year is July 1, 2021 thru June 30 2022. The membership fee entitles you to attend free classes and register for classes with South Coast Senior College as well as any of Maine's 17 senior college classes. Benefits of membership also include use of YCCC library

Book Talk

$27

with Arlene Jackson

Calendar Sep 8, 2021 at 10 am

We are trying something new this September.  We will be combining two classes that will be reading  the following books for eight weeks.  This will be a ZOOM class that will meet on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning on September 8.  The members should sign up with their respective administration offices (either York County Senior College or South Coast Senior College).  Registration and course costs should be paid accordingly.  Each person will receive their invitation to the course on Tuesday afternoon.  Both colleges will work together In administering the course.  The course will be available to 15 students from each school. 

Here is the list of books and when the discussion will occur.  You have been given the list so that you are not hurried in reading the books.  This class will meet every 2 weeks with the idea of leisurely reading during the summer.

Both classes have been separate but it is now time to bring them together and share their love of discussion and books.  When you get 30 people together who are probably 60 to 80, years old, “hang on for the joyous sharing of opinions and experiences”.  Hope to see you there.

Sept 8          Extrodinary Life of Sam Hell        Robert Dugoni

                     (Ocular  albinism)

Sept 22         The Cellist  (Thriller)                    Daniel Silva

                      (Russia and Mideast)

Oct 6             Woman in White (Mystery)          Wilkie Collins

                       (England)

Oct 20            Northern Spy (Suspense)            Flynn Barry

                       Northern Ireland

Nov 3              Lacuna  (Fiction)                          Barnara Kingsolver 

                         Mexico

Nov 17            Eleanor  (Biography)                    David Michaels

                          World

Dec 1               The Alchemist                               Paulo Coelho

                            India

Dec15               Four Winds                                   Kristin Hannah 

                         (Historical Fiction)

 Arlene Jackson is a popular book club instructor . She has taught courses at SCSC as well as YCSC.

 

 

 

1960's: Loss of Innocence

$27

with Lorraine Masure

Calendar Sep 10, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

Loss of innocence can mean the loss of child-like belief in the inherent happiness and goodness of life because of experiences that render one more aware of reality.  How (or maybe why?)  did we go from Mayberry to Woodstock, from Broadway’s “The Sound of Music” to “Oh! Calcutta.”  From what is remembered to have been the most tumultuous and divisive decade in world history, and yet spawned some of the best pop and Broadway music. Emancipation or anarchy?  What was created, what destroyed?  Over eight weeks, we’ll review the decade close-up: history, music, and personal recollections.  And of course, we’ll “let the sunshine in.”

Lorraine Dutile Masure has led senior college courses about Broadway musicals across four academic venues during the past eight years. She continues to delight connecting with seniors and discussing the alluring world of music and theatre.

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Life Story Writing (Monday Class)

$27

with Sheila Reaman

Calendar Sep 13, 2021 at 1 pm

Many of us plan to record the memorable events of our lives, but need some structure to get us started and focus to keep us going. This class will help you recall, organize, and write those episodes. Sharing our stories and experiences with others in class often leads to unexpected rewards. Enjoy the encouragement and support of writing and sharing with others in a comfortable and safe atmosphere.

Sheila Reaman, a veteran classroom teacher and Life Story writing instructor, has led writing groups for over twenty years.  Sheila created Serendipity Writing, a professional development program for teachers and personal writing classes for adults. 

 This class runs once a month to allow time for writing.

Monday September 13

             October 11

             November 15

             December 13

 

Full Course

Conservatives and Liberals; NOT Conservatives VS Liberals

$27

with Mike Berkowitz

Calendar Sep 15, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Our country is divided.There are two camps, each with its own valid framework for viewing what’s best for the country.  Our purpose is to better understand others, not to persuade them. Mini-lectures will help frame our discussions of parties, government, the media, religion, capitalism, SCOTUS, etc. To do this, we need a dozen conservatives from University of Northern Florida's senior college and a dozen liberals from SCSC.  Let’s learn to listen and listen to learn.

Mike Berkowitz taught at day care centers, elementary schools, and colleges before finding his niche at senior colleges.  He enjoys challenging folks to think in new ways.

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Life Story Writing (Thursday class)

$27

with Sheila Reaman

Calendar Sep 16, 2021 at 10 am

 Many of us plan to record the memorable events of our lives, but need some structure to get us started and focus to keep us going. This class will help you recall, organize, and write those episodes. Sharing our stories and experiences with others in class often leads to unexpected rewards. Enjoy the encouragement and support of writing and sharing with others in a comfortable and safe atmosphere.

Sheila Reaman, a veteran classroom teacher and Life Story writing instructor, has led writing groups for over twenty years.  Sheila created Serendipity Writing, a professional development program for teachers and personal writing classes for adults. 

This class runs once a month to allow time for writing.

Thursday  September 16

                October 14

                November 18

                December  16

Full Course

Swings the Thing: A Journey Through the Swing Years

$27

with Paul Doherty

Calendar Oct 1, 2021 at 1 pm

Over the six sessions of this course, we will continue what we began with the Jazz Age as we explore the people and events of the 1930’s and early 1940’s, along with the distinct music that gave this era its name.  With the sounds of big bands, combos, instrumentalists and vocalists to accompany us, we will go back to this important time in our history and perhaps, along with Duke Ellington, come to truly believe that…It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

Paul Doherty is retired from teaching, broadcasting, and ministry. He is now enjoying this time of life by enriching his own knowledge, spiritual and otherwise. He gratefully shares the fruits of this gift

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Historical Fiction: Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts

$27

with Steve Thornley

Calendar Oct 4, 2021 at 10 am

This is the last of local author Kenneth Robert’s three historical novels on the American Revolution. This painstakingly-researched story is unique in that it’s told from the perspective of a loyalist, Oliver Wiswell. It takes place over the course of several years, in Boston, New York, Paris, Kentucky, and South Carolina. Wiswell, is witness to many of the significant events of the Revolution and reveals a side of the war that may be unfamiliar to most readers.

Join us in reading and discussing this work as Roberts weaves a fascinating, informative, and engaging tale the American Revolution.

Steve is an artist, photographer, graphic designer, historian, teacher, and lifelong learner.

This course meets on Monday mornings via Zoom from 10:00 to 11:30AM on October 4th, October 18th, October 25th, November 1st, and November 8th.





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