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South Coast Senior College



Our Classes

MEMBERSHIP

$25
Calendar Jul 1, 2022

Membership year is July 1, 2022 thru June 30 2023. 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

Life Story Writing (Monday Class)

$27

with Mike Davis

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 1 pm

Your story matters.  You have experiences and wisdom valuable to others.  This class will help you recall, organize, and write these 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.  New writers, unsure writers, experienced writers, all are welcome.

 

Your Leader:

Mike Davis believes everyone has a story to tell and wisdom to share.  His goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for persons to learn together.  Throughout his career he helped lead safe, respectful experiences of listening and sharing. He treasures each story and the opportunity to bring people together in transforming relationships. 

There will be 7 classes: 1-3 pm on ZOOM

9/12  9/26  10/10  10/24  11/17  11/21  12/5

Will run

Book Talk

$25

with Jane Carlson

Calendar Sep 14, 2022 at 10 am

Join a class that is filled with readers that long to give their opinion of  their reading. We will share various genre’s of literature from the classics to best sellers.  Insights into the author’s life and  their writing is  alive and connected to life today.  

 MEETING THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH - SEPTEMBER THROUGH JUNE

 ONLINE VIA ZOOM 10:00 - 11:30 AM, OPENING AT 9:30 FOR SOCIALIZING

 REGISTRATION VIA COURSESTORM FOR YOUR RESPECTIVE SENIOR COLLEGE

 THIS WILL BE A YEAR LONG CLASS OF 10 SESSIONS

 COMBINED CLASS / YORK COUNTY SENIOR COLLEGE & SOUTH COAST SENIOR COLLEGE

September 14    The White Tiger              Aravind Adiga

October 12         Hidden Valley Road         Robert Kolker

November 9        Fingersmith                   Sarah Waters

December 14       Hatchet Island               Paul Doiron

January 11          Horse                           Geraldine Brooks

February 8           Paris                            Edward Rutherfurd

March 8               Swimming Back to Trout River   Linda Rui Feng

April 12               The Rainbow                 D.H. Lawrence   

May 10                One of Ours                  Willa Cather

June 14               The Night Watchman      Louise Erdrich

Life Story Writing (Thursday class)

$27

with Mike Davis

Calendar Sep 15, 2022 at 10 am

Your story matters.  You have experiences and wisdom valuable to others.  This class will help you recall, organize, and write these 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.  New writers, unsure writers, experienced writers, all are welcome.

 

Your Leader:

Mike Davis believes everyone has a story to tell and wisdom to share.  His goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for persons to learn together.  Throughout his career he helped lead safe, respectful experiences of listening and sharing. He treasures each story and the opportunity to bring people together in transforming relationships. 

There will be 7 classes  on ZOOM:

9/15  9/29  10/13  10/27  11/10  12/1  12/15

Will run

Watercolors

$27

with Judy Gaudet

Calendar Nov 2, 2022 at 9:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Students will learn and practice watercolor techniques by painting four subjects designed to present a variety of painting challenges including a landscape, a seascape, a seasonal still life, and a variety of designs suitable for a greeting card or note card. This course is intended for persons with little or no previous art experience. Both new and returning students are welcome. $ 5.00 material fee payable to the instructor. Watercolor paper will be provided for each project.

Your Instructor:

Judy Gaudet has enjoyed painting, especially watercolors, for many years. She has studied art at Mass. College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and U.C. San Diego as well as with several private instructors.

 

Wednesdays: 9:30 to 11:30

November 2,9,16,30

York Region Chamber of Commerce Directions:

Take I-95 North or South in Maine to Exit 7 (York exit). Follow the Spur Road to the stop light straight ahead. The Chamber is located at the head of Spur Road.

Will run

MAINELY BOOKS Lobster Coast

$7

with Steve Thornley

Calendar Dec 12, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

 This is the 2 nd course in a new program that will introduce you to and explore the vast and varied (like our landscape) body of literature about Maine by Maine authors…or about Maine by non-Maine authors…or non- Maine topics by Maine authors. Our scope will be wide-ranging: we’ll read and discuss old and new works of both fiction and non-fiction by famous, popular, and new authors. It’ll be an eclectic assortment of interesting and provocative readings that will stimulate your “little gray cells” and generate lively conversation.

This course will meet on Monday morning, via Zoom from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on the following date:

 December 12 th : The Lobster Coast by Colin Woodard

Steve is an artist, historian, teacher, and lifelong learner and lives in Wells with his wife, Nancy.

Christmas Flower Arranging

$5

with Dianne Trachimowicz

Calendar Dec 15, 2022 at 1 pm

Join Dianne in making a Christmas floral arrangement for your home. Each participant will make their own arrangement and learn many simple secrets of flower arranging. Cost of class materials is $15.00. Diane will collect payment  the day of class.

For over 40 years, Dianne (FLOWERS BY DI) has been creating floral arrangements as well as designing and maintaining gardens. She is a member of the Seacoast Garden Club where she is co-chair of programming and assists with maintaining the monument and community garden in Kennebunkport. She is also the lead volunteer, maintaining the gardens at St Ann's Episcopal Church. Dianne is a member of the National Garden Conservancy.

 

This class will be held at York Region Chamber of Commerce.

Will run

Legacy Letters

$27

with Jerry Nulton

Calendar Jan 5, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

A Legacy Letter is a message to family or friends. There’s no formula. It can be any of thefollowing:

• An expression of gratitude, a compliment or encouragement

• A wish for their future

• One or more life lesson(s) you’d like to share

• A request for forgiveness or an attempt to make amends

• A tradition you’d like to pass along

• An important memory that means a great deal to you

• To offer comfort and perspective

Your Instructor:

I’ve lived a charmed life. I was taught by my mother to value an education and was taught by my father that hard work was the best path to success. I earned a double major from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, the first is a degree in Philosophy which I loved and the second a degree in Computer Science which I used to earn a living. I’ve worked in sales, marketing and training for most of the past 30 years.  I have trained Partners in the accounting firm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) in sales in the UK, Ireland and the US for the past 20 years and am currently helping them negotiate their agreements with their clients.  I’m happily married to my lovely wife of 33 years; I’ve been a resident of Maine for the past 22 and I’m an avid sailor with a J-28 sailboat in Falmouth.

 

So, how did I get into legacy letters? Though we don’t have children, my wife and I have been saving money for our grand-niece and grand-nephews. But I realized, that giving them money without wisdom is like giving a loaded gun to a toddler. So I looked for a way to put the money into a framework that would help them understand me better and hopefully give them a path to a better life. That’s how I found legacy letters. I can’t possibly hope to match the life experience that any potential participants would have, so I’m hopeful that I can learn from you while I share a tool you can use to influence the lives of your family and friends. 

I anticipate six sessions. The first to put Legacy Letters into context and to lay out the first assignment. The following five sessions would each start by reviewing the letters the participants composed after the prior session, followed by exploring a new type of letter and how it might be used. In the end, you’ll have a minimum of five letters that you use (or not) as you see fit. In any case, by the end, I’ll certainly be wiser than I am today for having listened to you, and I suspect you’ll have had some fun and, in the end, I’m hoping you’ll have developed a number of gifts that you can use to improve the lives of those you love.

 





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