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King Lear Discussion and Live Broadcast

September 27, 2018

11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The Grand, Ellsworth

Nick Turner, Executive Director at the Grand, will give a one-hour presentation and curated discussion about "King Lear" leading up to the live broadcast from London of National Theatre's amazing production or King Lear starring Ian McKellan.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

The discussion will take place at the Grand Theater in Ellsworth at 11:00 a.m. There will be time for lunch at one of the restaurants downtown, followed by the Live Broadcast at 2:00 p.m.

There is no cost for the discussion. Tickets for the Live Broadcast are $15 for adults and seniors, $12 for Grand members, and can be purchased at the door.

Please call or email Acadia Senior College to make a reservation for the presentation at 11:00 a.m. Reservations are not required for the Live Broadcast.

King Lear Discussion and Live Broadcast

Food For Thought

September 28, 2018

11:30 lunch; lecture noon - 1:00

Birch Bay Village, Crooked Road, Bar Harbor

Nat Fenton and Bill Horner will speak about Gun Control. Topics will include US and Maine constitutional amendments pertaining to the rights to bear arms and several court cases interpreting those provisions. Data on firearm injuries and deaths, gun ownership in the US, handguns in homes, the .233 Remington load, "assault rifles", and the infamous AR-15 will be presented.

The hot buffet, at Birch Bay Village in Hulls Cove, begins at 11:30 and costs $12; the lecture is from noon to 1:00.  Reservations are required for either and must be received by noon Thursday, September 27th.  Contact Acadia Senior College at 288-9500 or email  This event is open to the public.

Bill Horner grew up in Bar Harbor, went to Bar Harbor High School, Dartmouth, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and had 5 years of surgical training in Hartford and Portland, ME. Additionally, he did a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care in Pittsburgh. Bill practiced briefly in Bar Harbor and Portland before landing in Bangor for the bulk of his surgical career. His interest in and advocacy for gun safety is based around his son's death.

Nat Fenton has resided in the MDI area for 71 years. He attended Bar Harbor elementary school, St. Mark’s School, Bowdoin College and Cornell Law School. Returning to Bar Harbor, Nat has practiced law in Bar Harbor for 43 years and Ellsworth for 3 years.  He has participated in local municipal affairs and the operations of local nonprofits.  He is married to Sugar and has three children.

Food For Thought

Annual Fall Party

October 26, 2018

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Seal Cove Auto Museum

Please join us for our annual OctoberFest Fall Party at the Seal Cove Auto Museum.

Refreshments will be served.

All ASC members and their guests are invited.

Annual Fall Party