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

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

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UMASC Member Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 29 • 10-11 am • ZOOM

The University of Maine at Augusta Senior College will conduct its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 29. We are sorry to say we will again be holding the meeting on Zoom, so we will not be getting together for lunch. Hopefully, we can plan a more personal event for next year’s annual meeting.

We are asking all those who wish to participate in this meeting to contact us by Monday, June 21, 2021. Please send an email to pamela.stpeter@maine.edu. You will then receive an email with the information necessary for taking part in the annual meeting and a link to click on which will connect you to the meeting via Zoom video conferencing.

Coming in August: Summer Lecture Series & Tour

UMASC will offer a Summer Lecture Series in August. There will be more information available about registration in coming months.

Summer series offerings will include:

  • Vaughan Homestead Garden Tour, Hallowell – An in-person, self-guided tour of the Vaughan Historical Homestead Gardens.

  • Lessons from Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Freedom – Laura Suomi-Lecker will discuss common reasons why birds are admitted to these facilities and what public citizens can do to help our local birds.

  • Family Trouble – Mike Bell’s lecture will reveal why a Tennessee farmer’s will was contested in the state Supreme Court. Antebellum Justice, indeed!

  • Northern Ireland at 100 – Elizabeth Reinsborough’s lecture will cover Northern Ireland’s history and illustrate its geography, traditions and beauty.

  • The Making of a Jazz Standard – Frank Johnson will examine several songs that have become jazz standards and discuss their origins, composers and what qualities have attracted them to musicians.

Check back for registration information.

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!


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If you have any questions about the newsletter, or would like to submit an item for publication, please contact the newsletter editor, Ann Sullivan, at office@umasc.org

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