Midcoast Senior College hosts winter events for seniors

Midcoast Senior College, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for senior lifelong learners, announces a range of events in January and February that range in topics from Maine’s future economy and historical past; instruction in photography, writing, aviation tying, and sign language; And lectures in medicine, history, arts and literature. Most events are free.

For the first time in three years, since the pandemic began, Midcoast Senior College’s free annual Winter Wisdom Lecture Series will be held Wednesday afternoons at noon in January and February in person. The seven-week free series begins with a special opera talk and performance at the Universal Unitarian Church in Brunswick. Subsequently, the Transforming Maine Economy talk launched another series of lectures under the title. Other Maine-themed talks include Winter Skies, Bygone Ballads, Malaga Island, Snow Harvest and Longfellow Days, all at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

New this winter, the college has organized a free lecture series focused on Maine’s transitioning economy. Most of these free lectures are webinars conveniently scheduled at 6 p.m. Leading industry experts from a range of disciplines will provide insight into the growth areas changing our state’s economy and demographics.

Workshops, guided discussions, and recorded lectures from some of the college’s faculty are featured in another great assortment designed to appeal to seniors in our area. The Inter-Winter Course, sponsored by the Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, cuts time between our long courses in the fall and spring and spans four weeks in January. Fly-tying, journal writing, meditation, iPhone photography, and American Sign Language are in-person workshops; Talking Books and the History of American Cuisine are free discussion activities, and new recorded lectures on The Discord of the Air, the North-South Divide in Italy, Seven Great Russian Poets, and Cities of the Future in Architecture and Literature will be made available for free viewing at any time.

For more detailed information, please visit the college’s website at midcoastseniorcollege.org. Or call Midcoast Senior College at (207) 725-4900 or email [email protected] Our administrative office is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 18 Middle Street, St. 2 in Brunswick.

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