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SAGE - Cozy Mysteries Book Club

$5

with SAGE SAGE

Calendar Current session started Oct 19, 2022 at 10 am

*SAGE/MSC membership is REQUIRED for enrollment in this class.

Join the SAGE book club.   It usually meets the third Wednesday of the month. Members select the books every 4 months, and is currently being done via ZOOM.   Members take turns leading the discussion using questions either published in the book or found online.  

Jan 18th - The Winter House by Joan MacCracken

From Amazon: "What does an older woman do when she finds herself alone in her later years?.....The Winter House presents a creative alternative."

Host: Phyllis Taylor

Feb 15th - Echoes of Deane Mountain by Beverly Knowles

From Amazon: "Jennie hears her deceased grandmother's voice and embarks on a quest.  On her path, she meets Amadeus, an old friend.....And than there are children."

Host: Penny Kern

March 15th - I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

From Amazon: "A Manhattan ER doctor is brazenly murdered in front of his young son in a city playground.  Five years later, his killer is still at large."

Host: Jayne Farrin

Please let us know if you are a member of any Maine Senior College group and let us know the name.  You can email Sage at: SAGEatUMPI@outlook.com.

SAGE: The Aleutian Islands

$5

with David Hobbins

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 7, 2023 at 1 pm

*SAGE/MSC membership is REQUIRED for enrollment in this class.

The Aleutian Islands is a 1200-mile-long chain of active volcanic islands that run from the Aslaskan peninsula to Russia.  They seperate the Bering Sea from the Pacific Ocean.  These remote islands were first inhabited some 6000-8000 years ago by the Unangan people.  Later, Russians discovered  its rich fur resources.  Home to enormous seabird colonies, it houses the largest wildlife refuge in the U.S.  Today its people practice subsistence living, as well as exploit its marine resources.  This talk will cover some geography and natural history, as well as introduce you to its people, past and present.

Please let us know if you are a member of any Maine Senior College group and let us know the name.  You can email Sage at: SAGEatUMPI@outlook.com.

SAGE: UFO's with a Side of Astronomy

$5

with Jim Stepp

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 7, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

*SAGE/MSC membership is REQUIRED for enrollment in this class.

This class was developed at the request of the SAGE students in last year's astronomy class.  During this class, we will discuss the history of UFOs, the possibility of extraterrestrial life, where extraterrestrial life may come from and what extraterrestrial life might look like.

Please let us know if you are a member of any Maine Senior College group and let us know the name.  You can email Sage at: SAGEatUMPI@outlook.com.

SAGE - Making Electric Pressure Cooker Jambalaya for your Mardi Gras Celebration

$5

with Lisa Fishman

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 15, 2023 at 10 am

Using an Electric Pressure cooker makes it fast and easy to cook healthy meals, especially if you are only cooking for one or two.  Join us on ZOOM to learn some tips and tricks for using an Electric Pressure cooker and, and prepare a delicious Jambalaya in honor of Mardi Gras!  Registered participants will receive the recipe and shopping list so you can cook along with Lisa during the ZOOM class, if they want.  Instructor: Lisa Fishman, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Nutrition Education and Food Safety Professional.

SAGE: Francis Malcolm Science Center Planetarium Shows

$10

with SAGE SAGE

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 25, 2023 at 2 pm
2 additional sessions through Mar 25, 2023

Feb 25 - Aztec Astronomy   Fee $10

An overview of Aztec Astronomy sites in central America.  The show will also provide information about Aztec beliefs regarding the sky.

This class will be held at the Francis Malcolm Science Center, 776 Houlton Road, Easton Maine.

Includes a $5 donation to the Science Center.

March 11 - Cosmic Colors  Fee $10

Explore the science of color in our universe.  This program will talk about light and the causes of the blue sky on the Earth and the red skies on Mars.  

This includes a $5 donation to the Science Center.

March 25 - Sun Struck  Fee $10 

A look at the sun's evolution and its impact on the Earth. 

This includes a $5 donation to the Science Center

SAGE - Using Herbs and Spices to Make Healthy Meals and Snacks

$5

with Lisa Fishman

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 28, 2023 at 10 am

Lisa will lead a discussion on how to use herbs and spices to make healthy, delicious meals that just may spice up your life.  Join us on ZOOM to discover a whole new world of flavor.  Lisa Fishman will lead a discussion on using herbs and spices in everyday dishes and will make samples of herb butter and snack crackers.  Registered participants will receive the recipes and shopping list to prepare  the recipes with Lisa during the ZOOM class, if they want.  Instructor:  Lisa Fishman, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Nutrition Education and Food Safety Professional.





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