E-News February 2019

Death with Dignity Referendum Initiative

February 7, 11:45 to 12:45
Room 138C

Diann Henderson, volunteer for Maine Death with Dignity, will present the citizen initiative to place an assisted dying statute on the 2019 ballot.

The proposed law would allow adult Maine residents, who have had two physicians confirm a terminal diagnosis, to receive prescription medication to end their lives in a peaceful and dignified manner at a time and place of their choosing. The measure includes a lengthy list of safeguards to ensure the patient is acting voluntarily, does not suffer from impaired judgment, and is capable of taking the medication by themselves.


Calling all Artists

Preparations are underway for the 2019 Festival of Art. This year’s Festival will take place May 30th thru June 2nd. Artists age 50 and up are invited to exhibit one piece of original art work in the Festival art show. All art forms are welcome!

Festival registration takes place in March; registration materials will be available nearer the time.

We hope you will join us for this year’s Festival of Art.

Juliane Dow
Festival Organizing Committee


Curriculum Committee

Your Curriculum Committee is once again delighted to be offering a wide variety of exciting courses for the Spring Semester (March 28 – May 2): Jazz Greats, Collage, Internet, Photography, Landscaping, Meditation, Intermediate/Advanced Drawing, Miriamic Procession (evolving notion of Mary), World Scripture, “The Aeneid,” Continuing Beginning French, Security Challenges, Family Histories, More Alexander Hamilton, and something wonderful on Nature (TBA). Don’t forget our special one-day classes this Spring, one on The World of Fiber, and another on The Beauty of Consistency.

Got questions? Want more details? The Course Catalog will be coming out at the end of the first week in February, so stay tuned. Also, please let us know if there is something of particular interest to you; we will do our best to meet your needs. If you know of someone who might be willing to teach such a course, better still.

Spring is coming!

Lila Nation
Chair, Curriculum Committee


Special Events Committee

The Lady in the Van
Starring Dame Maggie Smith
With Jim Broadbent and
Alex Jennings

Abbott Room at Belfast Free Library
Thursday, March 7th, 2:00 p.m.

Please join us for a special viewing of Alan Bennett’s true story of Miss Shepherd, an eccentric, homeless woman of uncertain origins, who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

104 minutes. Rated PG-13. In English, with subtitles.

This event is free and open to the public.


Registration forms will be on the website the first week of March.