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York County Senior College Announces Winter 2023 Offerings

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We are excited to announce our offerings for Winter 2023. Lectures and Courses are continuing to be held via ZOOM. However, being that it’s winter in Maine, ZOOM may be a convenient alternative when the snow flies! Full Lecture & Course descriptions available via CourseStorm, our online catalog and registration site at the link below. Membership in a Maine Senior College is required. To become a member of YCSC, visit our CourseStorm ‘Membership’ listing.

Gary Sullivan Lecture Series Winter 2023! (Series fee $25)

We’ve an interesting array of speakers and topics lined up, some scheduled for late afternoon and some in the evening. The registration fee includes all 7 lectures – attend all 7 or attend those you prefer.

  • January 11th 4:00 PM Music of the 50’s and 60’s with Lorraine Dutile Masure
  • January 18th 4:00 PM Modern Poetry – Maine poets Margo Taft Stever, Betsy Sholl, & Sally Bliumis-Dunn read their poems of the natural world that makes Maine unique
  • January 25th 4:00 PM Artist/Author Robert Shetterly discusses his book “Portraits of Racial Justice” – The Indigenous Americans
  • February 8th 4:00 PM Artist/Author Robert Shetterly shares his newest book “Portraits of Earth Justice”
  • February 15th 7:00 PM Jack Kupp & the “Coastal Winds” clarinet ensemble demonstrate the clarinet’s versatility in a musical program
  • March 8th 7:00 PM Maine Lobstering – Robert Danzilo, an experienced Maine lobsterman, discusses challenges facing the Lobster Industry
  • March 15th 4:00 PM The Dalai Lama, Reincarnation, and the Future of Tibet-China Relations with Professor Allen Carlson

Winter 2023 Pop-up Courses (Course fee $25)

A Good Death: Instructor: Mike Berkowitz. Fridays 1:00 PM – 6 Weeks, January 13 to February 17, 2023. How do you define death? What’s a good death? A bad one? This course is shared with South Coast Senior College.

The Golden Age of Broadway: Tony Award Winners of the ’50s. Instructor: Lorraine Dutile-Masure. Fridays 10:00 AM – 8 Weeks, January 20 to March 10, 2023. It was the best of times. It was the best of times. This course is shared with South Coast Senior College.

Earth Justice – Perspectives: Instructor: Jeff Goldsmith, MD, DFASAM. Tuesdays 1:30 PM – 5 Weeks, January 31 to February 28, 2023. Is Climate Change really happening or is this seasonal variation?

About YCSC: York County Senior College is an all-volunteer organization – including instructors, offering educational and social opportunities throughout the year for seniors 50 years and older. Affiliated with the University of Maine Augusta/Saco since 1999, we are one of 17 senior colleges that make up the Maine Senior College Network (MSCN). Stress-free intellectual activity: No prerequisites, no homework, no papers to write, no tests and no grades.

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YCSC Telephone recorded line: (207) 282-4030

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