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Lewiston Auburn Senior College



Our Classes

Writing Your Life Story.

$25

with Connie Jones

Calendar Feb 10, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

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We’ve all got stories! This informal class will get you on the road to writing about your life, from the mundane to the marvelous. Inviting all “non-writers” to join, this will not be a critique of your writing style or grammar. Take a chance on finding out that you’ve lived a pretty interesting life after all!

Connie Jones is a retired gerontologist, most recently working as Community Services Director at SeniorsPlus, in Lewiston. Connie received her Masters in Human Services with specialty in gerontology from Springfield College and teaches, speaks and writes about aging.

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Using the Genealogy Proof Standard

$25

with Lin Wright

Calendar Feb 13, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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Students will learn about the genealogy proof standard. They will apply the GPS to research and write an article addressing a specific genealogical question. They will then create a blog entry to share their research. This class meets every other week.

Lin is a genealogist and historian who has taught genealogy classes at LACS for many years.

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Architecture of Food

Free

with Larry Canepa

Calendar Feb 15, 2023 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

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One of the founders of French Grande Cuisine, Marie Antoine Carême studied as an architect before becoming an international chef. His career  changing decision led the way to modern food plating, including the modern wedding cake. We’ll explore the great architecture of the world and the lasting influence on every plate placed before you in restaurants across the world. 

Chef Larry P. Canepa is a Certified Culinary Educator and Chef, author, researcher, food historian, and lecturer of culinary topics. Chef Larry has a dynamic, innovative, and engaging style that incorporates food history, culinary arts, education, and ‘food-tainment’ into every class and event.

 

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The Things We Do for Beauty

Free

with Judy Hierstein

Calendar Mar 3, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Make-up, tattoos, neck rings, scarification, humans have always used their bodies as a canvas. We will take a light-hearted look at how we have modified our bodies for the sake of beauty.

A lover of all things art, Judy is interested in this art form.

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Poor Lisbon Falls: The 1901 Fire and Flood

Free

with Lin Wright

Calendar Mar 6, 2023 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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This is a reprise of the talk presented a few years ago for the Lisbon Historical Society.

Lin is a genealogist and historian who has taught genealogy classes at LACS for many years.

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Embracing Age-Positive: Changing the Conversation about Aging in Maine

$25

with Don Harden

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

IN-PERSON

Class meets every other week: 
March; 7, 21, April 4, 18, May 2, 16; 10-11:30

What we think, feel, and believe about getting older matters!  If we live with positive beliefs about our own aging, research has found that we're likely to live 7.5 years longer than those who believe aging is about disease and decline. Age-positive beliefs also lead to better brain health, and less chronic disease and anxiety.  

So, why are so many of us worried about aging and being old? The answer is ageism, and it’s so engrained in us that many Americans don’t even believe it’s real!  

The Embracing Age-Positive course will talk about ageism and its impacts and explore the effects of age-positivity. Course participants will engage in self-reflection and conversation about their own aging, and develop curiosity and courage to see, name and disrupt ageism. 

Don is a founder of the Maine Council on Aging and coordinates the Power in Aging Project, MCOA’s new anti-ageism movement to build a more age-positive culture in Maine through conversation and action.  He has been affiliated with Catholic Charities Maine for over 43 years most recently as Director of Aging Services and represents the voice of older workers at the State Workforce Board. He serves as care partner with his mother who lives independently and celebrated her 100th birthday this past May.

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Dead Body Club

$25

with Peggy Volock

Calendar Mar 15, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

IN-PERSON

In this course we will examine the mystery genre and read several novels that are written by female authors, include crimes solved by female sleuths, and contain dead bodies. The class will meet every other week to give the class time to read!

Nancy Drew was my childhood literary inspiration.  After graduating from University of Maine, I worked in a clinical laboratory and taught life sciences at the high school and community college level.  After retirement, I began working at Lewiston Library.

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Jacob Herrick Roak: Legacies from Auburn's Industrial Past

Free

with Lin Wright

Calendar Mar 20, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

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This talk will explore the industrial legacies through a look at the history three extant Auburn buildings: Phoenix Block, Roak Block and Barker Mill and Jacob Roak's role in their establishment. 

Lin is a genealogist and historian who has taught genealogy classes at LACS for many years.

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