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    • Sat, June 10, 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • United Farmers Market



    Belfast Senior College - Belfast Community - United Farmers Market


    Saturday, June 10, 2023 9:30am United Farmers Market

    Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers you are invited to the beautiful Bay View Room at Belfast's United Farmers Market to celebrate life through music and laughter.

    When humorist Izzy Gesell was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2001 he was forced to take his own advice about the spirit strengthening power of humor. Izzy can help you and your loved ones deal with the impact cancer can have on relationships and personal development.

    Walk in with coffee, tea, find a table, and listen to favorite local band, Ezra & Jessica, and laugh, yes, laugh as the on-going challenges of this disease are met head-on through a short performance presentation by Izzy, a man who dealt with cancer.


    June is National Cancer Survivors month. Thousands will gather across the globe to honor cancer patients and survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring. If people living with cancer connect with each other through laughter, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way, it is truly a celebration of life.

    This event is free of charge because the last thing someone dealing with cancer or grief needs is another expense. Add this laughter healing event to your calendar. You will be glad you came!

    MUSIC WILL BEGIN AT 9:30 am, Izzy at 10:15 am

    • Wed, July 05, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Social Capital, 28 Spring Street, Belfast*
    • 9
    Do you want to learn how to make your own reusable fabric tote bags? Are you puzzled about adding a lining or sewing a box bottom? Join me as I demonstrate how to create unlined and lined bags from a variety of cost-effective materials. I’ll show you a selection of bags with pockets, box bottoms, closures, and waterproof linings. You can try your hand at turning a lined bag right-side-out. You’ll receive a comprehensive handout with written instructions and resources.

    Note that parking around Social Capital is limited. You may need to park around the corner on High Street or farther downhill on Spring St.

    • Tue, July 11, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Social Capital - 28 Spring Street Belfast ME
    • 17
    Increasingly, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) provide humanitarian aid in countries with authoritarian governments. NGOs must ensure that the most vulnerable receive the allocated aid while concurrently liaising and coordinating with government entities who may not prioritize the needs of their at-risk populations by diverting funding or commodities to members of the military, influential entities, etc.

    Christy Gavitt is currently a global health consultant. During a six-month period in 1998 and 1999, the presenter was employed by a consortium of five US NGOs. She conducted project assessments and monitored the distribution of US food commodities through 152 food-for-work projects throughout North Korea targeting flood-damaged public works projects. This job entailed repeated contact with as many as 300 North Korean senior officials. She will discuss her experiences during the North Korean consultancy and lessons learned. 

    No required texts.  Recommended texts are:

    1)'Kim Il-Song's North Korea" by Helen Louise Hunter

    2) "North Korea Through the Looking Glass" by Kongdan Oh and Ralph C. Hassig

    Note that parking around Social Capital is limited. You may need to park around the corner on High Street or farther downhill on Spring St.

    • Thu, July 20, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Waterfall Arts, 256 High St, Belfast
    • 2

    Sample picture of acrylic pourAcrylic pour is all the rage on social media! Students will explore working with acrylic paint and canvas, experimenting with colors and creation of various textural effects. A little color theory instruction will be thrown in to help students choose color combinations that will help highlight their designs. Abstraction is the key in this class. 

    If you've ever wanted to try this, now's your chance. You'll leave this class knowing a new art process and at least one finished abstract piece of art. 

    Sandi Cirillo has been a teacher at Senior College for over 9 years, teaching various courses in art history, drawing and fiber. She teaches classes all over the Northeast, working with various arts organizations, businesses and artist in residence programs.  She is currently represented by Local Color Gallery in Belfast, Maine and has her studio in Searsport. 

    • Tue, July 25, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Social Capital - 28 Spring Street Belfast ME
    • 13

    Picture of monarch butterflyA summer workshop to learn about Monarch butterfly life cycle and anatomy, the interaction between butterfly and milkweeds of Maine through lecture, art and field exploration. In this half-day workshop we will review the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), populations status, migration and related research including citizen science opportunities. We will also talk about the four native varieties of milkweed in Maine. The second half of the session will include observing, sketching and investigating milkweed nearby.

    Handouts will be provided. Bring a journal/sketch pad and drawing tools of your choice. A stool will be useful while doing field work. Hat, sunscreen, repellant - be comfortable while outside.

    Note that parking around Social Capital is limited. You may need to park around the corner on High Street or farther downhill on Spring St.

    Instructor: Cyrene Slegona has been engaged with Monarchs since she was a young girl in Lincolnville. As a classroom teacher she integrated work with them in grades 1 through 7. Since retirement she continues to work with citizen science projects as a Maine Master Naturalist as well as rearing, tagging and releasing Monarchs each summer. She gives presentations and workshops concerning Monarchs as an indicator species for the environment and the significance of milkweed as an essential plant for many pollinators and insects. She is a graduate of the University of Maine with a Master's degree in Education.

Senior College at Belfast is a 501(c)3 non-profit

80 Belmont Ave, Belfast ME 04915


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