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Maine Senior College Network

The MSCN Newsletter is now available on the
Maine Senior College Network website. Check it out!

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About Online Classes & Lectures

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Summer Lecture Series & Tour

Held every Tuesday throughout August!

All events are free, open to the public, and no registration required.

Vaughan Homestead
Garden Tour
with Kate Tremblay

Lessons from Avian Haven Wild Bird
Rehabilitation Center 
with Laura Suomi-Lecker

Northern Ireland at 100
with Elizabeth Reinsborough

Family Trouble
with Mike Bell

The Making of a Jazz Standard

with Frank Johnson

Looking Ahead to Fall … In-Person!

The Office and Curriculum Committees are currently working on plans for the fall semester that we expect will include something we have all been waiting for — in-person classroom offerings! Some classes will continue to be offered via Zoom, especially when instructors are not from the area, allowing for more diverse course offerings. Plus, some classes will likely include both in-person and Zoom options (hybrid). All this is still in the works and will depend on State and UMA mandates come fall. Check the website for updates later in the summer!

Listed below are a few online and on-location activities to check out while UMASC is between semesters. Have a great summer!

  • Viles Arboretum
  • Farnsworth Art Museum
  • The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine
  • Maine Senior College Network
  • Penobscot Marine Museum
  • Healthy Living Classes with Jen Paquet
  • AARP Maine Fraud Watch: Virtual Scam Awareness

Augusta Senior College is sponsored by the University of Maine at Augusta, and is a member of the Maine Senior College Network.