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    Did you see Dr. Beal’s conversation on the Downeast Institute and “The Future of Shellfish in the Gulf of Maine”?  Here’s your opportunity to view this wonderful presentation.  Share this with your friends.
    Did you miss the presentation on the “Sinking of the SS Connaught” – The Greatest Maritime Rescue in History?  Join maritime historian, Taylor Zajonc, as he tells this exciting story of the SS Connaught and its recent discovery.
   Want to learn about the different Wellness Traditions found in various parts of the World?  Listen to award-winning writer, journalist Debra Bokur as she takes us through a tour of World Wellness Traditions.

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“Never Zoomed Before”  Have any questions on Zoom?  Click this resource for everything you need to know about Zoom.
“Want to join a knitting Group?”  Zoom-a-Loomers Needlecraft Group – join the fun.
The Maine Senior College Network works for you:  Click here to see the latest MSCN Newsletter

UMaine Machias Covid-19 Policy 

The University of Maine System and SSC encourage all students to have had a Covid-19 vaccination when attending in-person classes at UM@M. 

Our Winter/Spring 2024 offerings are open for registration!

Our Winter/Spring 2024 semester classes are set so why not check them out and sign up today – registration for classes is open.  Just click on any of the presentations below to read about it and the presenter.  See you in class!

Registering online is safe & easy! 

Now’s the time to Renew your SSC Membership for the 2023-2024 Season – Just Click Here!

Now is the time to renew your Membership or, if you’re not a member, to join SSC – we’re able to keep the cost at $25.00!  Membership for the Sunrise Senior College year begins with our Summer session on June 1st and runs from June 1, 2023, to May 31, 2024. You can select your Membership when you’re registering for any of our presentations – just select the 2023-2024 Membership before you checkout. If you want to renew your Membership but you’re not ready to enroll in any classes yet, click the link above. Please note that to take a class for free the $25 membership fee for the 2023-2024 year must be paid unless otherwise stated.  You can do this on-line where you registered for the class.



Winter/Spring 2024 Offerings

2023- 2024 Membership
   Membership runs:  June 1, 2023, to May 31, 2024 
Native American Basketry        
   Catherine Hunter     March 19th 
     Class Underway
Systematics: A Discipline that Bridges Time 
   Dr. Eric Jones            March 21st
     Class Completed
Paint Pouring on Glass, Canvas and Other Items
   Suzie O’Clair               April 12th
         Class Underway
“What is Hospice?” Down East Hospice Volunteers
             – Who are they? What do they do?
   Barbara Barnett               April 30th
What is Philosophy?
   Dr. John Patrick Cleary       May 3rd

A Learning Experience for those age 50 and over and their spouse or partner of any age.


SSC is a member run, all volunteer organization, deeply committed to providing intellectual stimulation, practical knowledge, fun and social interaction for those 50 and over in our community. 

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