2018-01-11 / News

Senior College lectures begin

York County Senior College’s Winter 2018 Gary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series commences in January. Lectures take place in the morning and afternoons of Jan. 17, Feb. 21 and March 21.

The Jan. 17 morning lecture features Brad Coupe and George Bruns, both board members of Wood Island Lighthouse and tour docents, talking about the lighthouse. In the afternoon, Steve Spofford, a trustee of Brick Store Museum, will share his research into the “The Fires of 1947,” giving some of the details of the time when fires burned from Bar Harbor to the southern Maine beach resorts, spreading more than 200,000 acres. In February, James Mayall will present an overview of Maine’s snowshoeing history within the Franco-American community. That afternoon, Michael Chase will inspire attendees with a message of hope in “Survival of the Kindest.”

The series concludes in March with Col. Jen Fullmer, head of “Boots2Roots” and Monica Grabin “Singing Songs of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s” in the afternoon.

All winter lectures will be given at Denis Hall on the campus of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, 133 Shaker Hill Road, Alfred (off Route 202). The fee for each day’s program is $20 for York County Senior College members, $25 for non-members, payable at the door by cash or check made payable to the York County Shelter Program, and includes lunch, as well as coffee breaks.

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