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Historical Fiction: Rabble in Arms by Kenneth Roberts

$15

with Steve Thornley

Calendar Jun 21, 2021 at 6 pm

Historical Fiction: Rabble in Arms by Kenneth Roberts This is the second of three historical novels written by local author Kenneth Roberts about the American Revolution. The story continues with the defeated Americans, commanded by Benedict Arnold, retreating after the disastrous Battle of Quebec. We rejoin Arnold and other principal characters introduced in Roberts’ novel Arundel as they fight the first naval battle at Valcour Island in the fall of 1776 and at the Battle of Saratoga a year later. Join us in reading and discussing this historical novel, often called his best, as Roberts weaves a fascinating, informative, and engaging story into the fabric of the American Revolution.

Note: you don’t have to have read Arundel for this course.

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

This course meets on Monday evenings via Zoom from 6:00 to 7:30PM on June 21, July 12, and July 26.

This Years Supreme Court Cases

$27

with Mike Berkowitz

Calendar Jun 23, 2021 at 1 pm

We will look at 20 of the decisions from the 2020-2021 SCOTUS term. Topics will include health care covrage, religioin, children's rights, international issues, pay for college athletes, gun sizures and immigration. Class meeting will consist of mini-lectures, summaries of significant court ccases, and open discussion of related contemporary issues.

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

Membership

$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

Summer Song: Cool Music to Beat the Heat

Free

with Paul Doherty

Calendar Aug 6, 2021 at 1 pm

In this two hour workshop we will enjoy and learn a few things about some of the great music of summer. From Beach Boys to Gershwin…Neil Diamond to Vivaldi, come, sit back with a cool drink, and enjoy the Sounds of Summer!

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

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.

 

 

 

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

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.

What Our Nation's Founders Believed

$27

with Ian Kaiser

Calendar Dec 2, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

As a Businessman, Pastor, and City Manager, I have been passionate about making a difference in the communities I have lived and worked in.  I have wrestled with change within a culture that resists change. I believe an examination of our history in light of our beliefs and changing culture can move us forward toward a more perfect union. 

 

At a time when our country seems divided by extremism, this course draws upon history to offer a new perspective on God and politics. Religion shapes our public life.  We will explore how our nation grapples with faith and government.  How did our Founders and great leaders know where the work of God stopped and common and reason began?  By exploring our history through the eye of Washington through Ronald Reagan,  from the Declaration of Independence to The Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King and beyond, we will gain clarity on how their beliefs shaped our country.

 

Part I

 

June 3:  Faith and Freedom 

June 10:Fortune Fear and First Colonies

 

June 17: The Revolution, the Constitution, and the Creation of Presidency

 

June 24:L The Civil War Lincoln and Darwin.





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