2018-09-06 / Community News

Senior college has new classes

A variety of new classes join some favorites as York County Senior College gears up for its fall semester. Prospective students will have a full line-up of classes given at locations in the Sanford/ Springvale area, as well as in Saco, Kennebunk and Alfred. Classes begin the week of Sept. 24 and most run for eight weeks.

Returning to the Springvale Library this year is “Bring a Book to Breakfast,” where once again Arlene Jackson will focus readers on a variety of books aimed at provoking thoughtful discussions. The remainder of the classes take place at the Anderson Learning Center on Fridays. They start off in the morning with Dr. David Moberg’s “Open Art Group,” welcoming beginners and advanced artists to come together and work in their own media and “Ted’s Favorite Classics,” Ted Hargrove’s moviebased class, where students will enjoy black and white features from cinema’s golden age.

Following the return of the Friday pot-luck lunches at Anderson Learning Center, participants can choose from several afternoon offerings. “Music of Your Life,” with instructor Lorraine Masure, provides a trip down memory lane for those who grew up with music of the 1950s and 1960s. Br. Albert Heinrich offers the new class “Discovering Your Family Roots,” a chance to help those in the class “find themselves” via basic and intermediate genealogy. Rounding out the day is an off-campus exploration “Out in the Woods,” with Kevin McKeon, where directors of the Mousam Way Land Trust are guides through local hiking trails with moderate slopes.

The Saco area is the site of several returning classes as well as initial offerings. “Goal Setting – Planning for Retirement,” is facilitated by professional career consultant Dr. Al Shinkel. The class meets at UMA–Saco Monday afternoons. Tuesday provides course choices in three area locations. Trinity Episcopal Church is the location for “Open Art Studio,” with Pat Scammon and Clara Martel, a workshop-based experience that includes one-on-one support as well as demonstrations.

Also that morning, but at the UMA– Saco location, is the interactive class “Nourishing Our Minds, Bodies, Hearts and Souls,” where Jim Markan is a guide to the keys to joyful living. Dog lovers – past, present and potential – will learn the steps of dog ownership from the Rev. Jan Hryniewicz and guest speakers Tuesday afternoons at Jakeman Hall in Ocean Park.

The week in the Saco area continues on Wednesday, with morning and afternoon classes. Part II of “Midsomer Murders,” with Kathleen Harder, continues to follow Tom Barnaby’s crime solving exploits in the English countryside. The class takes place in the morning at UMA–Saco. Two afternoon classes are set in the area that day as well. Robert Nadeau leads players in seven sessions of “Cribbage” at UMA– Saco, while at The Wardwell, those with a curious nature and open mind will be treated by the Rev. E. Lemar Robinson and Kathleen Harder to ancient, and current, views of divinity and humanity in six sessions of “Greek Mythology.”

Saco’s Trinity Episcopal Church is site of Pat Wood’s Thursday morning “Exploring Watercolors or Acrylics,” a return course provided by Wood for those with an artistic bent. Thursday afternoon acknowledges that “It’s Not Easy Getting Old,” an opportunity to get some advice at UMA - Saco from the Rev. Jan Hryniewicz and other experts that address the universal challenges of aging. The final Saco class takes place Friday morning at Trinity Episcopal Church, where Cris Hudson leads a cooking class based on “Sharing Healthy Eating” utilizing Maine’s seasonal resources.

Three additional classes round out the fall semester. Monday afternoon will find seniors learning under the guidance of Mike Berkowitz in “Politics and the 2018 Election” certain to be fascinating psychological exploration; the class takes place at Huntington Common. On Thursdays, Dr. Joe Yuhas encourages riders to “Discover the Eastern Trail by Bike,” for off-roaders will ride and learn some history of the Kennebunk area. Alfred is the site of a three-session “Introduction to the Shakers,” by Sue and Lloyd Hunt at the Shaker Museum in Alfred on Wednesday mornings.

Prospective students can register by sending in the forms received in the mail. Anyone needing a registration form can call 282-4030. Forms are also available on the YCSC website: http:// yorkcountyseniorcollege.org. Registration closes Sept. 10.

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