In these times of troubling examples of the growing divisions within our country, many people are wondering what they can do to help heal. The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine has been working hard to collect resources and recommendations that individuals can use to contribute to changing attitudes. The most important step is learning about our individual biases…
This seven-week course will cover five blocks of time (1900-1920, 1920-1930, 1930-1940, 1940-1960, 1960-Present). Classes will be roughly one hour, and we’ll look at slides of examples of local architecture from each period, making connections to the larger architectural themes of that period. Many of the local examples will be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We’ll talk…
August 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of jazz legend Charlie Parker’s birth. Bird was the trailblazing alto saxophonist who co-founded the bebop movement and forever altered jazz. We’ll look at his life and music from the early days in Kansas City to his tragic death in 1955. We’ll also consider the question: Does Bird still matter?
In a day and age of cynicism and hyper partisanship, the story of Hubert Humphrey can teach us a great deal about what is possible and how to stand for principle and reach across the aisle, regardless of party.
While it might not seem like it as you are being bitten by mosquitoes while trying to weed the garden, insect populations are declining globally. Frank Drummond will explain what is happening and the impact it will have on us.
Maine Seniors may have fond or even vivid memories of their elementary and high school experiences. For many that’s seventy or more years ago, and today’s student is experiencing a vastly different education world. We’ll review major changes over that time span and highlight important events that have influenced how Maine students take instruction in the 21st century.
Why are some photographs better than others? The secret is understanding the rules of composition. In this hour-long Zoom class, photographer Elise Klysa will review these “rules” and demonstrate how adjustments in composition can move your photos from good to great.