2019-01-10 / News

Senior College offers winter line up

York County Senior College’s Winter 2019 Gary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series commences in January with a focus on history, both familial and geographical. All Senior College lectures take place in the morning and afternoons of Jan. 16, Feb. 20 and March 20 at the Brothers of Christian Instruction in Alfred.

Leading off the series is Fred Boyle, who was instrumental in initiating this winter activity for seniors. Boyle’s topic is “The Richness of Genealogy.” Boyle has authored nine books, five of which are “Early Family” books of Sanford- Springvale and the surrounding towns. Dana Peck, president of Biddeford Historical Society, provides the afternoon lecture, illuminating how the area participated in the Industrial Revolution in “Saco-Biddeford Mills: The Melting Pot.” February brings a mix of topics, with Elsa Geskus, educational director of The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, demonstrating the pipe organ in “Kotzsch in a Box,” and Kennebunk Chief of Police Bob MacKenzie presenting a film and discussion about “Battling Opiods.”

The series concludes in March with a look beyond the U.S. borders, as Kim Jae Woong treats the audience to “Korean Spirit and Culture” and Monica and Bill Grabin explain the exotic species of fish and coral of the area east of Indonesia in “The Heart of the Coral Triangle.”

Morning lectures are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a second lecture 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Call 282-4030 for reservations by the Monday before each lecture.

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