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Introducing a "hybrid class"experience! Free Summer Lectures plus an in-person Garden Tour

The University of Maine in Augusta Senior College welcomes you to join them! Introducing a "hybrid class" experience!




VAUGHAN HOMESTEAD GARDEN TOUR (In-person)

Presenter: Kate Tremblay

Tuesday, August 3 (Rain date: Thursday, August 5)

11:00-11:30 AM • Vaughan Homestead


Self-guided tour of the Vaughan Historical Homestead Gardens in Hallowell. Please arrive between 11:00 and 11:30 am.


Executive Director Kate Tremblay will be available to welcome the group and answer questions. Students are welcome to bring their lunch for a picnic on the covered pavilion or porch. Afterward, they are welcome to walk the main path to the Stickney and Page Dam.



LESSONS FROM AVIAN HAVEN (Hybrid class: In-Person & Zoom Link)

Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

A citizen’s guide to helping the birds of Maine

Presenter: Laura Suomi-Lecker • Tuesday, August 10 • 1:00 – 2:30 PM


The presentation will discuss common reasons why birds are admitted to Avian Haven in Freedom and what public citizens can do to help our local birds. We’ll discuss the facilities and recent cases of Avian Haven. So far in 2021, admissions include orphaned and injured eagles, owls, hawks, loons, bitterns, herons, ducks, and many species of songbirds.


NORTHERN IRELAND AT 100 (Hybrid class: In-Person & Zoom Link)

Presenter: Elizabeth Reinsborough • Tuesday, August 17 • 1:00 – 2:30 PM

This small part of the United Kingdom came into existence in 1921. How did that happen, and why? How has it recently been affected by Brexit? The PowerPoint program will also illustrate the beauty and geography of this wee country as well as some traditions.


FAMILY TROUBLE - (Hybrid class: In-Person & Zoom Link)

Presenter: Mike Bell • Tuesday, August 24 • 1:00 – 2:30 PM


When Tennessee farmer Loyd Ford died in 1843, none of his children knew that the reading of his will would eventually necessitate the involvement of the state Supreme Court to get things settled. Antebellum Justice, indeed!


THE MAKING OF A JAZZ STANDARD - (Hybrid class: In-Person & Zoom Link)

Presenter: Frank Johnson • Tuesday, August 31 • 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Jazz musicians have a significant repertoire of songs that have become standards. Many are from the Great American Songbook, while others are original compositions. We will examine several songs that have become jazz standards. We’ll discuss their origins, composers, and what qualities have attracted them to musicians. We’ll listen to several different versions of the songs in both instrumental and vocal forms.


For more information & free registration go to the 2021 Summer Lectures & Garden Tour

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