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Beginning Bridge Continued
with Carol Gator
This is a class for beginning bridge players, or ones who have played some bridge, maybe long ago, and would like a refresher class. The basics for playing bridge will be taught, and much time will be spent playing and discussing hands as they are played.
Carol has played bridge for many years and enjoy the game, the challenge, and meeting people who also enjoy it. Her goal is to prepare attendees to participate in friendly bridge games and to instill an appreciation and enthusiasm for the game.
Getting to Know Your iPhone
with Wendy Kasten
Participants will increase their understanding and skills of using their Apple iPhone. This course is limited to Apple iPhone users (sorry, NO androids) who own and use a phone, know their Apple ID and their password to use their Apple ID. Sessions will be adjusted to suit the level of the participants but will likely include: understanding settings; using the phone for calls; using the contacts; calendar; text messaging; taking and sending photos; downloading apps; using SIRI; using google maps; using foreign language translation, and plant identification all built in to the phone. A maximum of 16 students will sit in four small groups and assist each other. Participants will be encouraged to practice their new skills.This is a repeat course from Winter 2020.
Wendy Kasten has taught about 10 classes for Senior College. She is Professor Emerita from Kent State University in Ohio, and returned to Maine to retire in 2013. Her field includes issues with education, especially language and literacy, reading, writing, and literature. She resides in Belfast with one husband and two English setters.
Henry VIII and His Quest for a Son
with Karen Gleeson
There is increased interest in the Tudors, as evidenced by the current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Henry Tudor – Henry VIII of England – needed a son to consolidate his hold on the throne. In pursuit of this quest, he married six times and upended the religious life of his country. This course will examine his family background, the biographies of his wives, and the social and political currents of the time in which they all lived. Was he a tyrant or victim? And was there a fatal flaw in his genes that prevented him from realizing his quest? These will be explored through a review of the latest scholarship.
Karen Gleeson is a long-time Tudor enthusiast. She has a background in anthropology and the social sciences, has been active in Senior College for some years, and is currently the Chair of the Curriculum Committee. She has taught courses in Belfast Senior College as well as Augusta SC, including this course a few years ago, although there have been some new information that will be incorporated into this class.
Play Reading Group
with Beth Whitman
Each week a different one act play will be read aloud by the class.
The plays will be chosen by the class leaders with an eye to plays that are thought provoking and relevant to our time. There will be time after the reading for reflection and discussion that will be facilitated by the leader of the class. A set of scripts will be brought to each class for use by the members of the class during class time.
Beth Whitman and Tom Maycock, both of who are involved with The Belfast Maskers, will be leading this table reading group.
with Nancy Blatz
If you want to try something new like painting in watercolor this is the best way to dip your toe/brush in the water. If you have been thinking you would like to get back to painting, the course will review all the basic techniques. If you have been painting through out the pandemic and want to share your works, please bring them with you. All levels are welcome!
As has been done in previous courses, strict adherence to the presentations is not required. NEW PAINTERS. Do not buy any supplies until checking with Nancy. Proper materials guarantees success.
Come Fly Away with Us!
with Nancy Perkins
Settle into a comfortable chair with your cup of tea (or glass of wine) and travel to some faraway places via the photos and descriptions of those who have been there. Mayo and Steve Bulloch will take us to exotic Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, stopping briefly in Istanbul. With Marcie Porter you will sail to the Canadian High Arctic to Baffin Island and the fjords, then visit Inuit villages on the west coast of Greenland. Arlin Larson takes us to Norway, where Arlin delved into his family roots and traveled from Oslo to the Bergen region on one of the world’s most scenic railways. Beth Sterner will show us pictures and discuss the damage on Fort Myers Beach and the Iona area of Fort Myers after Hurricane Ian as well as the status of the massive cleanup of beaches and communities. And lastly, with Marcie we travel around Madagascar off the southeastern coast of Africa, only home of the lemurs as well as 5 percent of the world's biodiversity.
Nancy Perkins will host. Presenters are Marcie Porter, Steve and Mayo Bulloch, Arlin Larson, Sharon Larson, and Elizabeth Sterner.