E-News March 2019



Dear Senior College members,

As we get ready to begin our Spring session, I would like to thank all of you who have made this another successful year at Senior College. So many seniors being committed to life-long learning is the key. Senior College exists to help satisfy that desire. Many seniors being willing to make it happen by volunteering their time and energy is equally required. If we have something like five-hundred members in a typical year, around a hundred of them are also helping to make it all happen by teaching, serving on committees, assisting in the classroom, serving as officers and in many other ways. Today I would like to highlight this year’s new instructors.

Senior College offers fifty some courses a year. Arrangements are made by our hard-working Curriculum Committee chaired by Lila Nation, but the teaching is done by a corps of volunteer instructors. Many are seasoned veterans, but new instructors are needed every semester to bring in new topics and ideas and to replace those who have retired. (Yes, even retirees sometimes have to retire all over again from their retirement endeavors.) To my knowledge, the following people are teaching at Senior College for the first time this year:

  • Cipperly Good and Kevin Johnson (Heirlooms)
  • Deirdre Good (Miriamic Procession)
  • Diana Chapin (Guided Meditation)
  • Frank Giglio (Fermentation)
  • Fred Bowers (Discovering Your Surroundings)
  • Jean Vose (Designing Landscapes)
  • Judith Simpson (Meditation)
  • Ken Hyams (Jazz Greats)
  • Paul Kando (Beyond, Capitalism, Global Warming)
  • Stephen Beyers (Herbal Medicine)
  • Steve Chiasson (Studio Recording)
  • Steve Eddy and Melissa Malmstedt (Land-Based Salmon Farming)

Even a quick look at the new instructors and their offerings indicates what an exciting place Senior College is.

Looking forward to seeing you this Spring,

Arlin Larson, president


Enrollment is limited to 20. Sign up in Senior College office, download a registration form on the website and return to Senior College office, or email marthalaitin@yahoo.com.

This event is free.


April 11th, 11:45 p.m.
Come and learn about:
Window Dressers
Aging Well in Waldo County
HeartSong
The Soap Closet

Come and learn about four non-profit organizations that serve all those who live in Belfast and its environs.

Corliss Davis will talk about Window Dressers, Marge Stickler about Aging Well in Waldo County, and Missy Hatch about HeartSong. Finally, either Judy Beebe or Sharron Walsh will discuss the Soap Closet’s output and resources.

Hopefully, this will be the first of several future brown bag lunches that will enlighten us about other non-profit organizations in our area.



Entry forms must be submitted by March 31, 2019. Artwork should be delivered to the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue (Rt. 3), Belfast, on Wednesday, May 29th, between 5 and 7 p.m.

We encourage all members of the Senior College Network to take this opportunity to show their work in a non-juried, non-competitive exhibition.


Harry Kaiserian
May 18, 1938 – February 20, 2019