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VILES ARBORETUM

VILES ARBORETUM ~ 224 acre Botanical Garden

Winter Bird Walk – Jan. 15, 9-10:30 AM

Viles Arboretum in Augusta is free, easily accessible, and open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The space includes six miles of trails, several botanical collections, and local art (all marked and signed), on 224 acres. Trail maps are available at the trailhead kiosk. Dogs are allowed on the trails, on a leash at all times. Pet owners must pick up after their dogs.

Viles also offers a suite of COVID-friendly outdoor programs, including General Tours, School-based Field trip Programs and a rotating suite of classes/workshops led by a small staff of educators.

VILES ARBORETUM

VILES ARBORETUM
224 acre Botanical Garden

Viles Arboretum in Augusta is free, easily accessible, and open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The space includes six miles of trails, several botanical collections, and local art (all marked and signed), on 224 acres. Trail maps are available at the trailhead kiosk. Dogs are allowed on the trails, on a leash at all times. Pet owners must pick up after their dogs.

Viles also offers a suite of COVID-friendly outdoor programs, including General Tours, School-based Field trip Programs and a rotating suite of classes/workshops led by a small staff of educators.

 

FARNSWORTH MUSEUM OF ART

Farnsworth Art Museum

Docents Chris Williamson and Carter Meyer took over 50 UMA Senior College members on a wonderful, in-depth 8-week tour of many of the Farnsworth Museum art treasures this past spring.  If this class whet your apatite for more of the same and then some, consider visiting the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland this summer. 

As of May 24th,  the Farsnworth no longer requires pre-registration (and no masks for those vaccinated — honor system. Guards will wear them for a while longer). Technically, tours are not being offered, but docents can wander among the galleries and engage visitors in conversation (generally Thurs-Sat), hours are 10 am-4 pm. Still open Mondays, but closed Tuesdays.  Admission for seniors is $13.

Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, promotes universal respect for human rights through outreach and education. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other events past and present we encourage individuals and communities to reflect and act upon their moral responsibilities to confront prejudice, intolerance and discrimination.

In October 2005, the HHRC broke ground on its permanent home, the Michael Klahr Center, a Maine architectural highlight on the UMA campus at Augusta. HHRC opened its doors to the public in May 2008. The HHRC continues the legacy created by Gerda Haas through continuing educational programming and teacher training. In addition, the Klahr Center hosts rotating exhibits and many events, bringing a wide array of students, educators, community members and visitors to the UMA campus each year.

Maine Senior College Network – MSCN

Find more classes – Join the Maine Senior College Network

Your membership in UMA Senior College makes you eligible to take courses at any of the seventeen Senior Colleges in the State of Maine. It’s easy to find classes that might interest you by going to the Maine Senior College Network (MSCN) online classes page, click here. There, you will find links to all the Senior Colleges and their catalogs. Be advised – most other Senior Colleges do charge for their courses (aren’t we lucky that UMASC Zoom classes are free!). Each individual college determines its fees, and you will pay that college when you register.

Ann Cardale

To be notified directly of classes statewide, sign up for MSCN announcements. You will also receive notifications of lectures, special events, and news items. Click here, and then use the log-in button in the upper righthand corner to get on the list.

By the way, it is in large part due to the work and foresight of Anne Cardale, the director at MSCN that Maine Senior Colleges were able to adapt to the restrictions imposed by Covid 19. She trained herself, and then provided training to our office staff, and the staffs at other senior colleges, so that we could implement online classes.  Just one of the many things she does behind the scenes to keep things running.  Thank you Anne!

Penobscot Marine Museum

PENOBSCOT MARINE MUSEUM

Penobscot Marine Museum brings Maine’s maritime history to life on a campus of beautiful historic buildings in the charming seacoast village of Searsport, Maine. Exhibits throughout the campus tell unique stories of ship captains and their families, the industries of Penobscot Bay, global maritime trade, and today’s fisheries.

Spectrum generations

Healthy Living Classes with Jen Paquet

Jen  is the Healthy Living Coordinator for Spectrum Generations.
For information on available Health and Wellness programs, contact:
•  jpaquet@spectrumgenerations.org
• www.spectrumgenerations.org or call (207) 620-1642

AARP Maine Fraud Watch: A Virtual Monthly Scam Awareness Series with Local Fraud Fighters

FRAUD WATCH with Phil and Eric

Second Thursday of the month •  10am

The Maine AARP “Fraud Watch with Phil Chin and Eric Seltzer” interactive Zoom meetings are held every second Thursday of the month at 10am.

Maine AARP Communications Director, Jane Margesson invites everyone interested to attend the meetings.

No AARP membership is required.