Welcome to your September newsletter! |
Thanks to all those senior colleges who submitted articles and photos for this
month's MSCN Newsletter. It's great to be able to share news and events across
the whole Maine Senior College Network.
In this month's newsletter we have poems from Eileen Kreutz (Gold LEAF) and
Ragan Cary (Coastal Senior College); and I want to remind all our MSCN poets
that the deadline for submitting poems to the MSCN Poet Laureate Contest is
October 1st. Don't forget to send in your submissions! Also in
this issue: Augusta Senior College announces the schedule for their
"Concerts at Jewett" series. Sunrise Senior College has provided an
article and photographs about their "Day of the Arts" featuring
original pieces from Sunrise members. A member from Gold LEAF has
published her first book - read more under "Getting a Little Help From
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Finally, I am pleased to announce that we are revamping this
year's two-day Maine Senior College Network Annual Conference. On the
first day of the conference we are offering an exciting one-day forum for the
networks' past, present and future leaders. On the second day we will be
highlighting some of the networks' best classes, giving conference attendees the
opportunity to attend mini classes and sample these superb offerings. The conference is to be held at Point Lookout
in beautiful Northport, Maine.
Sign Up for This Year's MSCN Conference
This year's Maine Senior College Network Conference will be held on November 8 and 9, 2010, at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine.
November 8th will be a forum offered to Maine Senior College past, present and future leaders. We will use this opportunity to discuss how senior colleges and the Maine Senior College Network were formed and how we can further Maine's lifelong learning future.
November 9th will be open to all members of all senior colleges. This will be a fun day of Senior Scholar mini classes and will highlight some of the best classes from each senior college in the state.
Programming and registration information will be made available soon through your senior college and on the MSCN website.
For additional information or questions, please contact Fran Myers, Director of Conferences, Maine Senior College Network Office at 228-8256 or email@example.com
Poets' Corner and Poet Laureate Contest|
Biological baby steps
In senior college lecture halls
I meet new friends of a different strain
Creatures from millions of years ago
I learn this year to call by name
The walrus, we all know, ah but,
descendant of the bear, you say?
Life crawled from ocean onto land
so why return to the sea one day?
More striking still, small dog-like beast
that grows into the mighty whale,
Front legs transform to flippers, rear ones,
now bones of no use in a powerful tail
Then in April, Ardipithecus,
I met with even more delight
Ardy, of the deep, cool forest
learning to smile rather than fight
Ardy, my grandfather, many times over,
shared DNA, five million years old
With curved big toes, thumb-like and strong
you traversed the branches, ever so bold
Standing, itself a brand new move,
with tailbone shifting, front limbs are free,
Uprightness allows you to carry your food,
and you carry it home to those in the tree
Such was our start, of woodland dwellers born,
nourishment scraped from the forest floor
Trees were our safety, highway and home,
our wits just enough for future's own door
I learn through your teeth the best secret of all,
your path to survival: collaboration bequeathed
Your incisors grow shorter, canines discarded,
you cease at this point with the baring of teeth
Teeth and bones, these alone the fossils we find,
with no sign of weapons, I note with relief.
Progress, based solely on working together,
to cease at this point with the baring of teeth.
Eileen Kreutz, Gold LEAF Institute
solitary beside the forest,
always on the verge
you and me.
don't hope to be.
nor need to be.
Ragan Cary, Coastal Senior College
~~Looking for our Poet Laureate! ~~
This contest is open to all members of the Maine Senior College Network. For more information, please select the link below.
MSCN Poet Laureate Competition Submission (pdf)
Don't forget the prize for the crowned Poet Laureate is a Kindle! Not sure what a Kindle is? Please take a look at the following link: Amazon Kindle
Announcing the 8th Season of
Concerts at Jewett
The UMA Senior College and the University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences are announcing the 2010-2011 concert schedule for the 8th season of Concerts at Jewett held at Jewett Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $10, students $5, and children 12 and under free. Tickets are available at Pat's Pizza in Augusta, Apple Valley Books in Winthrop, Mike Davis Entertainment in Waterville and at the door. Subscriptions
(7 or more concerts) at reduced rates are available by mail. For further information call 621-3551, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or
The series, supported by local businesses that have had a major impact on the Augusta area and by private contributions, features talented local Maine performers representing a variety of musical forms. Profits will be used to subsidize present and future lectures and concerts to benefit the community. The following artists will perform:
Sunday, September 26, 2010, 2 pm
A celebration of Muriel Havenstein and her beloved Swing music by her friends: Ralph Norris (sax), John Hunter (bass), Gary Gemmiti (drums) and Gerry Wright (piano).
Sunday, October 17, 2010, 2 pm
(1 pm pre-concert talk)
Chiharu Naruse and DaPonte String Quartet
Piano/String Quintet play Schubert's popular Trout Quintet as well as other musical treasures.
Sunday, November 14, 2010, 2 pm
Mas Ikemiya: Classics to Ragtime
From Chopin to Gershwin to Scott Joplin, this classically trained pianist has a love and talent for classical music as well as Ragtime and improvisation.
(Snow date: November 21)
Sunday, December 12, 2010, 2 pm (To be confirmed)
Mount View Chamber Singers: Carols in the Round
Talented high school singers from Thorndike, Maine.
(Snow date: December 19)
Sunday, January 9, 2011, 2 pm
Castlebay: Music of the Maine Coast
Julia Lane (Celtic harp) and Fred Gosbee (12-guitar, fiddle, whistles) play Maritime and Celtic music.
(Snow date: January 23)
Sunday, February 13, 2011, 2 pm
Downeast Brass Quintet: Blast Away the Winter Blahs
Musical entertainment by one of New England's best brass groups.
(Snow date: March 6)
Sunday, March 13, 2011, 2 pm
Ladies of the Lake: A St. Patty's Day Special
Traditional Celtic instrumental music and ballad singing.
(Snow date: March 20)
Sunday, April 10, 2011, 2 pm
Wilson Bristol, classical pianist
Talented 18-year-old from Freeport; a great hit last season.
Sunday, May 15, 2011, 2 pm
Maine-ly Harmony, a ladies' a capella singing group, along with the Back Bay Four Quartet, a men's barbershop group.
Sunday, June 12, 2011, 2 pm
Show tunes and opera favorites by MPBN's delightful and talented Music Director and host of Morning Classical Music. George Lopez on piano.
Sunday, June 26, 2011, 2 pm
(1 pm pre-concert talk by Ellen Chickering)
PORTopera's Young Artists (opera to be announced).
For further information or tickets:
Visit the website www.concertsatjewett.com.
Submitted by Bev Ludden, Augusta Senior College
|Getting a Little Help from Your Friends When Nancy Prince enrolled in Gold LEAF's Freelance Marketing class in Farmington, she had a book in hand but no clear idea of how to get it into print. Her children's book, Libby's Loons, is now about to be published - thanks to a little help from her friends.
Coming off the press in September, Libby's Loons is a story for young readers, one that shares Prince's lifelong love affair with loons and mirrors her own experiences on Wilson Lake in Wilton, where she's lived most of her life. Richly illustrated by her friend and fellow educator Luanne Wrenn, the engaging tale is intended to both entertain and educate youngsters on the beauty - and vulnerability - of these remarkable waterfowl.
But writing a book is one thing, getting it into print is another.
It was during her enrollment in Dick Matthews' marketing class at Gold LEAF that Prince began to see her way toward publication. Not only did the class love the book, but the instructor, a freelance writer and author of Notes from an Innkeeper's Journal, suggested she look into Back Channel Press, a publishing company in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
It was an instant match: Back Channel Press liked the book, accepted it for publication, and Libby's Loons is now in production.
The book is off to a good start. With a large pre-order from the Friends of Wilson Lake for use in a local school, Libby's Loons already has an eager and youthful audience waiting to read it. For more information, contact Nancy Prince at email@example.com.
Submitted by Dick Matthews, Gold LEAF
Free Injury Prevention Conference Offered
The Maine Injury Prevention Program is offering the Injury Prevention Conference at the Morgan Hill Event Center, http://www.morganhilleventcenter.com, in Hermon, Maine on September 15, 2010. Please open the PDFs below for directions to the Event Center and lodging information, along with the agenda and session information. Please be sure to complete and email your registration and session selections to Christina Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to her at 207-287-7213.
Conference Agenda (pdf)
Registration Form (plus Break-out Session Choices) (pdf)
Directions and Lodging Information for Morgan Hill Event Ctr, Hermon. ME (pdf)
Objectives of the Day:
*Raise awareness of injuries across the lifespan at the national level and in Maine
*Identify injury prevention activities, initiatives and programs being conducted in Maine
*Identify opportunities for injury prevention collaboration and partnerships
*Brainstorm ideas for the development and integration of a Maine injury prevention toolkit
*Discuss upcoming injury prevention
Invited to Attend: Public Safety Professionals; Health Care Professionals; Head Start; Child Care Providers; Educators; Community Based Coalition Members; Senior Safety Advocates; Community, School and Public Health Nurses; Local, County and State Agency staff and other injury prevention advocates.
There is no fee to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Katharyn Zwicker, Assistant Director, Maine Injury Prevention Program at 207-287-5359.
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