UMA Senior College offering free online summer enrichment

AUGUSTA — To foster connectedness even while social distancing, UMA Senior College will offer a special series of 60 to 90-minute lectures this summer on topics as varied as Charlie Parker, photography composition, Newfoundland and healthy living.
They are free and open to the public. They are also an opportunity to meet new people while learning about central Maine’s modern architecture; historic figures such as Earl Mountbatten, Lenny Thom (PT-109’s executive officer), Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale and Greek gods and goddesses.
UMASC seeks to fulfill a community need by providing participants with enriching programs during this time of limited travel and an opportunity to connect with others while social distancing. Course offerings include many classes of public interest, such as lectures on public education in Maine, insect collapse, and an introduction to bias.
UMASC is also planning a full complement of fall Zoom classes, typically one to two-hour sessions, once a week for eight weeks. The fall session is currently in the planning stage, but already scheduled are a writer’s workshop, Spanish, Tai Chi, photography, and classes on Lincoln, understanding and confronting bias, and the Acadian expulsion.
The summer series is free and open to the public. Membership in Senior College (beginning at $10 for the academic year) is encouraged, but not required. Fall classes are also free, but membership will be required.
University of Maine at Augusta Senior College serves individuals in central Maine, and its goal is to create an atmosphere where friendships begin and learning never ends. For information visit
Participants must register to access a Zoom class. Registrants will receive an email with a Zoom link to the class.

(UMA courtesy photo)