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MIDCOAST SENIOR COLLEGE PRESENTS WINTER WISDOM 2023

For more information visit the Midcoast SC website at: https://midcoastseniorcollege.org/programs/winter-wisdom/



MIDCOAST SENIOR COLLEGE PRESENTS

WINTER WISDOM 2023 sponsored by The Highlands

Wednesdays from 12:00—1:30 p.m.

Curtis Library & UUC, Brunswick


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


January 4: Bravi Tutti—A Career with the Metropolitan Opera

Ross Crolius will present a talk about his 25-year career with the Metropolitan Opera, the largest perform- ing and most prestigious arts organization in the country. He will provide background information about the Met Opera and sing an aria or two.

Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick


January 11: The Transforming Maine Economy

A new economic model is emerging in Maine—new initiatives are gradually but inexorably reshaping Maine’s economy.

John Dorrer will highlight the significant developments that are the Maine economy of our future.

Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Library, Brunswick


January 18: The Wondrous Winter Skies of Midcoast Maine

An introduction to the stars, constellations, planets, asteroids, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies that don’t need a telescope to be observed.

Russ Pinizzotto explains how to use the Big Dipper and the Great Winter Hexagon to navigate this magical tour of the heavens.

Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Library, Brunswick


January 25: Bygone Songs of Maine

Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee of folk duo Castlebay and authors of Bygone Ballads of Maine Vol 1 - Songs of Ships & Sailors, folk songs from collections gathered from Maine’s international archives, museums and libraries, will present their findings with musical examples, exploring Maine’s social history through music.

Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Library, Brunswick


February 1: The History and People of Maine’s Malaga Island

Kate McBrien provides an illustrated examination of the history of the community who lived on Malaga Island, off the coast of Phippsburg in the late 1800s. The program focuses on members of the community and the state’s actions to evict them through the complex history of racism and eugenics in Maine. Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Library, Brunswick


February 8: Ice Harvesting on the Kennebec River

This illustrated lecture by Maine Maritime Museum’s Executive Director Christopher Timm will explore the harvesting and export of natural ice—an industry that was a staple of Maine’s (once) frigid winters.

Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Library, Brunswick


February 15: Longfellow Days—Poetry and Travel: Longfellow in Europe

As a Professor of Modern Languages, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow traveled in Europe, experiences that informed his poetry and poems he translated.

Gary Lawless European travels also enhanced his understanding of poetry as well as his own poems. He will speak about Longfellow, poetry, and the value of travel in strengthening the creative arts.

Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Library, Brunswick


February 22: Snow makeup day


Midcoast Senior College


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