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Immigration:<br>Hot-button Politics and Real Dilemmas
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Opera Preview at the Grand - Agrippina
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Storyteller Jude Lamb as Cordelia Stanwood

February 28, 2020

11:30 a.m.

Birch Bay Village Inn

Storyteller Jude Lamb will portray Cordelia Stanwood, telling something of Ms. Stanwood’s life and passion for birds.

Cordelia Stanwood lived from 1865 to 1958. She was a self-taught ornithologist in the early 20th century, and named her Ellsworth homestead Birdsacre. Her studies of birds, including many of her photographs, were included in early bird identification books. She wrote magazine articles on birds and was widely published.

Today her home is on the National Historic Register. Birdsacre is a bird sanctuary, and has a nature center displaying many examples of taxidermy birds, as well as eggs and nests. The property encompasses 200 acres of woodland with hiking trails, near the heart of the city of Ellsworth.


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 Wednesday, February 26th.  If you need to cancel a reservation, please try to let us know by noon on Wednesday as ASC must pay for reservations regardless of how many people actually attend.

Contact Acadia Senior College at 288-9500 or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org.  This event is open to the public.


Jude Lamb is a graduate of College of the Atlantic and a resident of Lamoine. Cordelia Stanwood is the latest in her growing list of story performances, bringing to life Maine women from the past. More descriptions are available at: www.judelamb.com.

Storyteller Jude Lamb as Cordelia Stanwood

Opera Preview at the Grand - Agrippina

February 29, 2020

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Grand, Ellsworth

Bob Gallon, ASC Instructor and opera enthusiast, will discuss Handel's Agrippina at The Grand in Ellsworth prior to the live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera.

Bob's talk will be from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., followed by a break for lunch. The live broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. (Note earlier start times)

Sandwiches available for purchase at the Grand, bring your own, or enjoy an Ellsworth lunch spot.

The preview talk is free. Tickets for the Live Broadcast can be purchased online or at the door.

No reservations required.

For more information on the opera click here.

The Grand, 165 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 0460

Opera Preview at the Grand - Agrippina

Schoodic Getaway!

March 1 - 2, 2020

Schoodic Institute

This event is FULL.

After a hiatus last season, the ASC Schoodic Getaway returns this winter, March 1-2. We will stay at the Schoodic Education and Research Center, located near Schoodic Point, a spectacular section of Acadia National Park. Specialists from the Schoodic Institute (SI) will provide two days of programs for us. We'll be housed in comfortable four-bedroom apartments (private rooms) and have our meals at the lovely Schooner Commons.

Participants will arrive before lunchtime on Sunday to check in. After lunch, Sarah Hooper, SI Education Specialist, will lead us on a walk in the new Schoodic Woods section of the Park. Later in the afternoon, we'll enjoy a wine and cheese party, then dinner, stargazing, and a movie night. Monday morning, after breakfast, we'll get right to work preparing a lunch of outdoor dutch oven specialties under the direction of Rick Henion. After lunch, SI ornithologist Seth Benz will take us out to observe some winter pelagic birds.

The cost for the Getaway is $165 per person, which includes lodging, meals, and all programming. This year, we have the option of lodging for a limited number at the VIP apartments at Rockefeller Hall, for an additional cost.

Sign up soon! There are a limited number of spaces available for this program.

For more information, email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org or call 207-288-9500. A $50 deposit is required to reserve your place. 

Learn more about Schoodic Institute at https://schoodicinstitute.org/ and https://www.nps.gov/rlc/schoodic/index.htm.

Schoodic Getaway!

Political Parties Post 2020

March 6, 2020

9:00 a.m.

Sips in Southwest Harbor

We are collectively focused on the 2020 election, knowing that both our personal golden glides and commonweal will be shaped by the result. We should think together now about how the results of the 2020 elections will influence politics in our society in the coming decade. Jack Russell will offer some historical fundamentals on partisan politics in America, characterize the modern Republican and Democratic Parties, envision at least three distinct outcomes of the 2020 election, and muse on the politics those outcomes might generate as America deals with challenges such as resilience to climate change, deepening democracy, enhancing public education, and moving toward a majority minority nation.

Jack Russell was born and raised on Mount Desert Island. Educated for a tweedy academic life as a literary historian, in the 1960s he redirected his energies to a half-century as community organizer, policy analyst, organizational leader, and single-shingle consultant. He has been, for five decades, a democratic socialist working on the left of the possible.

Reservations by email only at: coffeeclash@gmail.com

Each attendee will be charged $5 and receive a coffee and pastry (unless purchasing more than a $5 breakfast.) Tips are always appropriate.

 

Political Parties Post 2020

Opera Preview at the Grand - Flying Dutchman

March 14, 2020

11:00 - noon

The Grand, Ellsworth

Bob Gallon, ASC Instructor and opera enthusiast, will discuss Wagner's Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) at The Grand in Ellsworth prior to the live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera.

Bob's talk will be from 11:00 - noon, followed by a break for lunch. The live broadcast begins at 12:55 p.m.

Sandwiches available for purchase at the Grand, bring your own, or enjoy an Ellsworth lunch spot.

The preview talk is free. Tickets for the Live Broadcast can be purchased online or at the door.

No reservations required.

For more information on the opera click here.

The Grand, 165 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Opera Preview at the Grand - Flying Dutchman

LifeFlight: There When Needed

March 27, 2020

11:30 a.m.

Birch Bay Village Inn

Come hear about LifeFlight’s mission: providing critical care and transport to patients across the state when they need it most. Working with local EMS and hospitals, LifeFlight clinical teams transport more than 2,200 patients each year with helicopters, an airplane, and dedicated ground ambulances. More than 28,000 patients and families have been served since LifeFlight began in 1998, including more than 800 people from Mount Desert Island.

People who wouldn’t have survived a few years ago, today recover and return home to lead full lives.  They return to work and to school. Patients get a second chance, families remain whole across generations, and communities are stronger.

LifeFlight has evolved over the last two decades to become an internationally recognized organization, a leader in innovation, quality, and safety.  Thomas Judge, LifeFlight’s Executive Director will discuss Maine’s integrated critical care transport system, and how the organization is working to build a sustainable model for rural critical care and transport.

LifeFlight of Maine is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit air medical and critical care transport organization. LifeFlight brings lifesaving staff and equipment directly to the patient by helicopter, airplane and ground ambulance. It also provides advanced emergency medical training to Maine’s hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS) and public safety agencies. Overseen by 25 physicians, LifeFlight cares for patients from every hospital and nearly all of Maine’s communities and islands.

If you would like to learn more about LifeFlight, please visit the website www.lifeflightmaine.org or call 207-230-7092.


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 Wednesday, March 25th.  If you need to cancel a reservation, please try to let us know by noon on Wednesday as ASC must pay for reservations regardless of how many people actually attend.

Contact Acadia Senior College at 288-9500 or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org.  This event is open to the public.


Thomas Judge is the Executive Director of LifeFlight of Maine, a non-profit emergency medical helicopter service serving Maine and New England. In addition, Judge serves as Executive Director for the LifeFlight Foundation, a non-profit charity that funds aviation infrastructure, medical equipment and outreach education.

LifeFlight: There When Needed