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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.

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.

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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!

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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.

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Writing Your Life Story.

$25

with Connie Jones

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

ZOOM

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

ZOOM

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

ZOOM

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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Poor Lisbon Falls: The 1901 Fire and Flood

Free

with Lin Wright

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

ZOOM

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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