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Lewiston Auburn Senior College



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2022-2023 Membership

$25
Calendar Jul 1, 2022

Membership in Lewiston Auburn Senior College is $25/year, non-refundable and runs from July 1  to June 30.

Please "register" for this "class" to renew or become a member. 

Benefits of membership include access to clubs, free one day classes, and courses at all Maine Senior Colleges.  

 

Religious Conversion: What is it?
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Religious Conversion: What is it?

$25

with Steve Piker

ZOOM

Paul on the road to Damascus? Conversion abounds in the U.S.  It is an integral part of the life of the convert, in which the convert has creative agency.  We'll look at both continuities and changes across the conversion experience by consulting detailed case materials. We will get to know a couple of converts real well.  Some lecture, more discussion.  A suggested book to read is The Last Year of the War by Shirley Nelson (Harper and Row). It’s not necessary to read this book, but it may enhance your experience. It’s available as a used text inexpensively on Amazon.  

Steve is an anthropologist; and has done field work in Thailand and the U.S. and taught 44 years at Swarthmore College. Religion is a career-long interest, both teaching and research. He’s offered approximately 25 courses at 4 of Maine's senior colleges, and has lived in Yarmouth for 12 years, two blocks from two of his grandchildren, neither of whom are still children.

Games Galore: Trivial Pursuit

Free

with Mary Jane Beardsley

Calendar Feb 2, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

ZOOM

Mary Jane challenges YOU to have some virtual fun, on this ZOOM only Game Night. Everyone remembers Trivial Pursuit, but this a modern twist using ZOOM’s chat feature. 

Mary Jane has discovered Zoom’s lighter side. We can play games safely with our friends across the state and around the world

Will run

TED Talk Discussion Seminar

$25

with Bill Frayer

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

We will watch 6 new TED talks (not new to TED, but new to previous iterations of this class) and have a robust discussion about each.  I will show the TED talk in the class session, but will announce the talks in advance, so you may watch them on your own first, if you like.  Be prepared to opine and disagree, if you wish.

Bill is a long-time Senior College instructor. He has a degree in English from Brown and in Adult Ed. from USM. He taught at CMCC for 35 years.  He likes to encourage active participation in his classes.

Full Course

The Aging Brain and How We Can Keep It Functioning At A Good Level

$25

with Charlie Plummer

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

IN PERSON AT SCHOONER ESTATES

We will begin this course by examining the biological mechanisms that cause the physical deterioration associated with aging. Then we will look at how aging, on a structural level, affects the brain by examining in depth the age-related changes that affect one's memory, attention span, and processing speed related to decision-making.  Last, we will focus on strategies that have been proven to help the brain age more gracefully and keep it functioning well, especially our memories.

Dr. Charles Plummer is a strong believer in life-long learning because studies show that it keeps one's brain functioning at a higher level as we age.  He served as a combat aircrewman during the Korean War and later he was a teacher and principal in Auburn for 32 years. He then was a parent educator for five years for Child and Family Services working with parents who needed to improve their parenting skills to regain child custody.

Will run

Foreign Film Fest (APL)

Free

with Hierstein Beardsley

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

IN-PERSON

LASC will partner with APL to present uplifting films from across the continents. Expect cinematic excellence, breathtaking scenery, and insights into human nature across cultures so different yet so universal.

Mary Jane and Judy have always liked to travel, but when you can't get there in person, visiting through film is the next best thing!

Will run

Foreign Film Fest (ZOOM)

Free

with Hierstein Beardsley

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

ZOOM

LASC will partner with APL to present uplifting films from across the continents. Expect cinematic excellence, breathtaking scenery, and insights into human nature across cultures, so different yet so universal.

Zoomers will need to sign up for the library's free movie feature "Kanopy". We will be in touch to help you. We will send you the zoom link to join the discussion which follows each film.

Mary Jane and Judy have always liked to travel, but when you can't get there in person, visiting through film is the next best thing!

Full Course

Pictionary Challenge

Free

with Mary Jane Beardsley

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

ZOOM

Mary Jane challenges YOU to have some virtual fun, in this ZOOM only Game Night. You may know Pictionary from way back, but this a modern twist using ZOOM’s white board feature. You do NOT have to be able to draw, or know how to use the whiteboard to participate. 

 

Mary Jane has discovered Zoom’s lighter side. We can play games safely with our friends across the state and around the world.

Will run





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