Summer 2020 Virtual Online Courses

Dear Senior College friends,

While Senior College still hopes to offer “in person” classes in September, we realize this might not be possible or prudent. In this case, we will offer a variety of online classes through Zoom. If you are new to Zoom please be assured it is easy to use and will give us the opportunity to connect with one another in a new way.

In order to prepare for a possible “Online Fall” we have scheduled several online classes in the next few months using Zoom, including a Zoom training course on June 2.

Register for the ZOOM 1-2-3 and the June courses by going to our summer registration page and completing the registration form. All classes are free of charge.

You will receive an email acknowledgement that you are in the class or on a waiting list. In addition we will forward some useful information for learning the Zoom application.

Before your class/course begins, you will receive an invitation to participate. On the day and time of the class/course, all you have to do is click on the link in that email and you should be connected to the ZOOM class. If you can, try the link before the class to make sure everything is working OK on your end, and if you run into a problem email us at info@belfastseniorcollege.org.

Remember you can participate in a brief training before the start of the June courses to give you a chance to learn or get more comfortable with ZOOM. We know that we will all enjoy seeing one another again and taking part in online learning.


Zoom 1-2-3 Training

Instructor: Wendy Kasten

  • June 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Class Limited to 20
  • Class Full, registration closed

If you’d like to take a class, but are unsure about zooming, now is your chance to get on board! We can get you up to speed in no time with a quick orientation to Zoom.

June 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Instructor: Nicholas Turner

  • 1 Class June 12 at 10:00 a.m.- 12 noon
  • Class Limited to 20
  • Class Full, registration closed

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”…from the 16th century through today that line rings so true! In this class we will discuss aspects of the play and its lasting attraction. Read it and watch a movie before the class meets so that you are ready to join in.

Required material: A copy of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” many free and printable copies online.
1 Class June 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.- 12 noon
Course Limit: 20

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Louise Erdrich Book Discussion Group

Instructor: Wendy Kasten

  • 3 Classes: June 4, 11, 18 at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Material Required
  • Class Limited to 20
  • Class Full, registration closed

Senior College members have shown great interest in Native American writers. One leading native writer, Louise Erdrich has a new book entitled “The Night Watchman.” In this class the book will be read together in sections followed by an online Zoom discussion.

Required material: A copy of “The Night Watchman” Available at Left Bank Books, Amazon or on Amazon Kindle for $18.99 – approx. $27.00
3 Classes: June 4, 11, 18 at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course Limit: 20

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State of the Birds of Maine

Instructor: Nicholas Lund

  • 1 Class June 16. 12 noon – 2:00 p.m.
  • Class Limited to 20
  • Class Full, registration closed

The bird populations of the state are constantly changing. In this class we will learn about the changing population of bird species and identify those that are decreasing and increasing as well as discover the projected bird populations.

1 Class – June 16, 2020. 12 noon – 2:00 p.m.

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