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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.

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Important Covid-19 Update 

Effective Immediately – the following policy applies at the UMM campus: 

The University of Maine System and SSC now require that all students have a Covid-19 vaccination shot in order to attend in-person classes.  Masks are optional at this time.

The class host will be asking anyone attending class in-person for proof of vaccination at the first session and will mark the attendance sheet accordingly.  Anyone signed up for an in-person class who is not vaccinated or that will not prove they are vaccinated will be asked to leave.  We will send out reminders to everyone before each class.  Zoom students are exempt from this. The best advice we have at this time is to carry your vaccination record and/or a copy with you at all times.  If asked, please show it.  


Stay Tuned for our Winter/Spring 2023 Offerings!

Our Fall 2022 semester is over and our Curriculum Committee is hard at work on our Winter/Spring 2023 offerings. Be patient – online registration will be coming soon! In the meantime, below are just a few of the classes you can look forward to.  

Registering online is safe & easy! 

Now’s the time to Renew your SSC Membership for the 2022-2023 Season – Just Click Here!

Now is the time to renew your Membership or, if you’re not a member, to join SSC!  Membership runs from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023, and we’re able to keep the cost at $25.00.  You can select your Membership when you’re registering for any of our Fall presentations – just select the 2022-2023 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.  Remember, the Sunrise Senior College year begins with the summer session on June 1st.  To take a class for free you need to pay the 2022-2023 membership fee of $25 unless otherwise stated.  You can do this on-line where you registered for the class.

     Here are just a few of the classes coming up for our Winter/Spring 2023 session: 

Washington County Politics of 1870  with Dr. Jim Oberly
The Secrets of Edgar A. Poe  with Susan Amper
Valentine’s Day / Lupercalia: What’s Love Got To Do With It?  with Thiela Schnaufer
Taking Care of Trees: From Planting to Pruning to Harvest  with Michael Stanton
Hamlet: Under the Hood  with John Strand
Fisheries and Restoration in Downeast Maine  with the Downeast Salmon Federation
Salsa and Stretch  with Amanda Strand

Fall 2022 Series Offerings

2022- 2023 Membership
     Membership runs from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023 
F2201 – Writing Short Fiction
  with Debra Bokur          Started July 27th
        Class Completed
F2203 – Anatomy of a Play: From Risky Idea to an Off-Broadway Run
   with John Strand          September 12th
     Class Completed
F2210 – The Art of the Story & the Story of the Art
   with Dr. Gerard NeCastro          September 19th
        Class Completed
F2204 – Invasive Insects in Maine
  with Dr. Mark Brown    September 22nd
     Class Completed
F2205 – Smartphone Savvy: Android
   with Christina Craveiro         September 27th
     Class Completed
F2206 – Smartphone Savvy: Apple
   with Christina Craveiro         October 4th
     Class Completed
F2207 – An Introduction to the Earth Sciences
   with Dr. Eric H. Jones     October 7th
     Class Completed
F2208 – Maine Cranberries
   with Christine & John Alexander     
     Class Cancelled
F2209 – The U.S. 2022 Midterm Elections
   with Dr. Robert Arseneau     November 5th
     Class Completed

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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