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Lewiston Auburn Senior College



Our Classes

2021-2022 Membership

$25
Calendar Jul 1, 2021

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.  

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”  Mahatma Ghandi

Wednesday Genealogy Workshop 1: Family Search (FS)

Free

with Lin Wright

Calendar Jan 26, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for -1 weeks

An introduction to using Familysearch.org for genealogical research. The focus will be on using the FS world tree as a tool to bring together resources to aid your personal research. Pros and Cons of the site will be discussed. Please sign up for a free FS account before the workshop.

Wright has been a genealogist for several decades. While largely self-taught, she has completed both a M.A. in American & New England Studies and the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research.  Her own family is based in New England as well as England and Scotland, but she frequently works on people with a much broader background.

Full Course

Alfred Russel Wallace, Co-Discoverer of Evolution by Natural Selection

$25

with Thomas Hamilton

Calendar Jan 31, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Everyone has heard of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, but it should more properly be called the Wallace-Darwin Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.  The discovery of Evolution by Natural Selection was announced in London at a meeting of the Linnean Society in 1858 during which papers written by Darwin and Wallace were presented. This course will focus on the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace.  We will follow this extraordinary man from his childhood in Wales, his travels in the Amazon Basin of Brazil and extensive wanderings in the Malay Archipelago.  We will explore how his experiences in the tropics influenced his thinking and the direction of his life as a scientist, biogeographer, socialist, social critic, and ardent spiritualist.

Thomas Hamilton retired from a 32-year career as an instructor in biology and chemistry, coach and house counselor at Phillips Academy, Andover MA.  He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University and Ball State University.

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West with Giraffes

$25

with Laura Sturgis

Calendar Feb 1, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

We will take a look at Lynda Rutledge’s book, based on the true story of two rescued giraffes on their way from the East Coast to the San Diego Zoo.

Laura is a retired English teacher who loves to read.  She taught a course for Syracuse University for seniors at Edward Little High School.

Class meets every other week; February 1, February 15, and March 1.

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Memory and Food - Writing Workshop

$25

with Lisa Mayer

Calendar Feb 1, 2022 at 7 pm, runs for 3 weeks

I find that talking about food-- and the people who cooked , prepared  and ate it with you-- is almost ALWAYS a good way to unlock a nice, juicy, memory.

Lisa is a Clio-award winning advertising writer from NYC, humorous essays published in national magazines, blog featured on Huffington Post. International musician and performer- featured on PBS-TV and NPR together with her husband, Rabbi Sruli, of Temple Shalom, Auburn.

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Games Galore – Pictionary Challenge

Free

with Mary Jane Beardsley

Calendar Feb 3, 2022 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Let’s have some virtual fun, in this first of three Game Nights featured on ZOOM. 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. Discover Zoom’s lighter side. We can play games safely with our friends across the state and around the world.

Instructors: Mary Jane Beardsley and Judy Hierstein Two ZOOMers who like to play games.

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Artistree

$25

with Judy Hierstein

Calendar Feb 4, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 7 weeks

This online studio art course focuses on trees, in all their glory. We will try out a variety of techniques, and look at how artists have depicted trees throughout history and around the world. We will also spend time sharing our work, tips, successes and struggles with the class.

Instructor: Judy Hierstein

Judy has worked as an art teacher, graphic artist, illustrator, and digital arts instructor through her life, but now she is retired.

 

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Wednesday Genealogy Workshop 2: Introduction to WikiTree

Free

with Lin Wright

Calendar Feb 9, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Wikitree.com is a free community family tree. It does not contain genealogical resources. What it does have is a strong community of genealogical researchers, active project, useful and fun apps and lots of help. Come and explore this site with me. Recommended if you want to take the Everything WikiTree class in the Spring.

Lin Wright has been a genealogist for several decades. While largely self-taught, she has completed both a M.A. in American & New England Studies and the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research.  Her own family is based in New England as well as England and Scotland, but she frequently works on people with a much broader background.

Full Course




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