The new schedule for the Spring/Summer 2013 courses is available now, the first class begins on March 5th, so be sure to register soon.


Our classes are open to anyone age 50 and over and provide a relaxing and fun opportunity to meet with others and learn about a variety of subjects. Some of the courses being offered this term include; Facebook, Cartooning, Food Co-Op, Chair Aerobics, Fly Fishing and field trips to Mizpah and the Botanical Gardens.
So what should you do now?

- Look through the course schedule below,

- Find some courses that interest you,

- Sign up,
- Tell your friends,

- Come and have some fun, and

- Learn something at the same time.

 2013 Spring / Summer Course Schedule

1. Facebook for Seniors with Ray Phinney

Tuesdays March 5 &12, 1:00 - 3:00, UMFK Computer Lab Nadeau Hall

Learn how to set up a Facebook profile, locate friends, post public and private messages, share photos, and more. Bring your Email Account ID and Password to class. [$10 Members / $15 Non-members]
2. Aging: Facts and Myths with Dr. Guy Raymond

Thursday March 21, 9:00 - 11:00, UMFK Nadeau hall Teleconference Room

Explore various aspects of aging and the fallacies that have evolved around them. [$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members]

3. Around the World from Northern Maine with Carroll Bouchard

Tuesday April 2, 2:00 - 4:00, CrossWinds Residential Care Facility

Share interesting experiences from travel to over 170 countries and meetings with world leaders and personalities.

[$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members /  Free for CrossWinds residents]

4. Our Founding Fathers with Wilson Hess

Tuesday April 9, 1:00 - 3:00, UMFK, Grindle Conference Room, Cyr Hall

Join us for a selected look at our Founding Fathers; their values and personalities, and how they helped form our national identity. [$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members]

5. Chair Aerobics with Lucille Loder

Tuesdays & Thursdays April 9, 11, 16 & 18, 9:00 - 10:00, Fort Kent Senior Center

Have fun - burn calories, tone your muscles, increase your range of motion, and feel better all over. A safe and practical alternative to traditional forms of exercise which is good for your body, mind, and spirit. Wear comfortable clothing. [$10 Members / $15 Non-members]

6. Beginning and Intermediate Cartooning Workshop with Joan Lee

Tuesdays April 23 & 30, 1:00 - 3:00, UMFK Cyr Hall Room 204

Learn basic techniques, conventions, materials of cartooning.  Bring plenty of plain white paper and pencils.

 [$10 Members / $15 Non-members]

7. Marcella Violette's Scrapbooks with Sharon Johnson

Thursday May 2, 10:00 - 2:00, UMFK Acadian Archives

Learn about the Marcella Bélanger Violette's scrapbook collection in the Acadian Archives. This collection of over 3000 pages in 25 scrapbooks covers the time period from 1920 through 2004.  A wide range of topics include: the town of Van Buren, the Saint John Valley, Franco-Americans, the Acadians, bilingualism, education, politics, and the Violette family. Students may buy lunch at the UMFK dining hall for $6.95 or bring their own lunch. [$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members]

8. Back To School

Wednesday May 8, 8:00 - 12:00, Fort Kent Community High School
or Thursday May 9, 8:00 -12:00 , St. Agatha, Wisdom High School

Go back to high school for part of a day and see what schools are really like today. Participants will be paired with a high school student and will shadow that student during classes, activities and lunch. What an amazing intergenerational experience and an eye opening one at that! Choose a school and date. Students may buy lunch at the school cafeteria ($4 FKCHS  /  $4.25 WHS) or bring their own lunch. [$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members]
9. Food Buying Club and Co-Op with Stacy Martin

Friday May 17, 9:00 - 11:00, UMFK Nadeau hall Teleconference Room

Learn about alternative shopping sources that connect members of the community to locally grown food and bulk purchasing power to lower food costs. [$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members]

10. "Let’s Make a Deal" - Math, Magic and Mystery with John Elliott

Tuesday May 21
9:00 - 11:00, UMFK Cyr Hall Room 202

Using only basic math, students discover the beauty and structure of math by exploring number activities and various tricks that are driven by math. The highlight of this course is to play the TV game "Let’s Make A Deal" and examine how math helps decide who wins or loses. [$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members]

11. Field trip - Fly Fishing with Mike Collins

Saturday June 1, 8:00 - 11:00, Eagle Lake

Get out and try your luck catching fish on Eagle Lake. 
Participants must have a fishing license. If you don't have your own equipment, we will have some you may use. Meet at the Wallagrass Elementary School parking lot at 7:30. [$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members]

12. Understanding Biathlon with Nancy Thibodeau

Tuesday June 4, 9:00  - 11:00, 10th Mountain Ski Center

Don't know the difference between a Sprint and a Mass Start? Learn the basics of biathlon, the type of races, the course and the general rules so you can enjoy this sport which has put Ft. Kent on the international winter sports circuit. [$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members]

13. Scams and how to  Avoid Them with Rudy St. Peter

Thursday June 13, 1:00 - 3:00, UMFK Nadeau hall Teleconference Room

Learn how to identify and protect yourself against mail fraud and other scams.  [$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members]

14. Field Trip - Mizpah

Wednesday June 26, 9:00 - 2:00, Grand Isle, ME

Come to Mizpah, a peaceful place of comfort for people to see and enjoy the beauty nature has to offer. Bring your own lunch and comfortable shoes.  If you wish to carpool, meet at the UMFK Sports Center parking lot at 8:30.

[$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members]

15. FISH! For Life with Peter Caron

Wednesday July 10, 1:00 - 3:00, UMFK Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room

Packed with old wisdom that's useful for each new day, FISH! empowers us to release our potential, catch the energy, and experience improved well-being. Wouldn't you rather be FISH!ing?  [$5 Members / $7.50 Non-members]

16. Field Trip - Botanical Gardens

Wednesday July, 24, 9:00 - 2:00, St. Jacques, N.B.

Come to the New Brunswick Botanical Garden for an unprecedented discovery of the natural flora of New Brunswick and the World. Discover the thematic gardens, including the unique medicinal plants and aromatic herbs garden and the Butterflies of the World exhibit. Bring your passport and comfortable shoes.  You may buy lunch at the cafeteria for $10.00 to $15.00 or bring your own lunch. If you wish to carpool, meet at the UMFK Sports Center parking lot at 8:30. Fee includes admission to the gardens and guide.  [$15 Members / $22.50 Non-members]