E-news January 25, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
3:00 p.m. at the Grand Theater
$ 45.00 / person
Sign up deadline: Monday, February 1, 2016
Join us on Valentine’s Day for a delightful romp through Gilbert & Sullivan’s satire on fads, superficiality, vanity, hypocrisy and pretentiousness, love, rural simplicity and military bluster. Although set in the 1880s it speaks to our lives to today.
You can sign up on-line at this page, or download a sign-up form, or pick up a sign-up form at the Senior College Office (on the bin attached to the office door).
Volunteer to be the Registrar
Senior College is looking to fill the position of Registrar. The duties of the Registrar include:
1. Report to the Senior College Board of Trustees on membership and course registrations using data generated by the webmaster, and monitor the registration process to assure smooth functioning. The webmaster processes both electronic and paper registrations.
2. Oversee walk-in registrations on the first and second day of classes. This would include securing volunteers to help.
3. Provide information to the caterer as to the number of people expected for morning and afternoon breaks.
4. Prepare and place signs on classroom doors.
5. Organize and supervise classroom assistants.
If you are interested in this position, go to our Volunteer page to download the volunteer form or volunteer online.
Read Across America
The Community Service Committee is gearing up for a large initiative supporting literacy in Waldo County. During Read Across America in March 2016, volunteers will read to students in seven local elementary schools between Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 9. Traditionally, Read Across America coincides with the birthday of children’s book icon, Theodore Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). In order to serve a variety of schools, including those with high poverty populations, volunteers go to different schools on different days. Some volunteers serve multiple sites and grade levels. The more volunteers we have the more schools we can serve.
If you would like to choose a book and read to a classroom of children for about 30 minutes, please contact Wendy C. Kasten (338-0562; email@example.com) or Marje Stickler (338-5059; firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Maine Department of Education has their own big initiative launching at Blaine House in early February. Using the ALS “bucket challenge” that successfully raised money for Lou Gehrig’s disease research last year, the Maine DOE will launch a Reading Aloud challenge. This challenge will raise awareness of the need to read aloud to developing readers in Maine.
People are urged to read to a child for 15 minutes and post a picture of the reading to social media. According to Lee Ann Larsen of Maine DOE, all public libraries in Maine have signed on, as have other community organizations. People wishing to register and participate, either as individuals or organizations, can register using this web link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ReadtoMEReg2016.