Member Survey 2016

Greetings to all Belfast Senior College members:

In case you missed the Treasurer’s Report at the Annual Membership Meeting, the financial situation of the Belfast Senior College is unsustainable. The fiscal year ending in June 2015 had a surplus of only 1.5% of our revenue and the fiscal year ending in June 2016 had a loss of 5.0%. Costs are going up, and something must be done to keep us viable. We’ve had some suggestions, and we’d like to get a “Sense of the Membership” on them via the survey at the link below.


2016-17 Class Schedule

Here are the class semester dates for the upcoming Senior College school year. Mark your calendars!

Fall: September 15 – October 20, 2016

Winterim: January 19 – February 9, 2017

Spring: March 23 – April 27, 2017

Guided Tour of Schleppinghurst Quarry Garden

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
3:30 pm meet to carpool at Hutchinson Center lower parking lot 
$5 per person
Sign up deadline: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Join us for an hour and a half guided tour of the Japanese-inspired garden in a former granite quarry in Lincolnville narrated by the owner and creator, Ken Cleaves.  The landscaped acres are known as “Schleppinghurst” because most of the work of moving stones and exposing the black granite rock formations was done by hand, a project ongoing for more than 35 years.

Paths through the garden are nobedan-style (stone carpet) and the ground is uneven for walking.  Tour is an hour and a half in duration.  Cost is $5 to be paid at the carpooling gathering place rather than on-line as part of registration. 

Download Registration Form

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Welcome to The Senior College at Belfast, where people meet to exchange new ideas, explore classic and contemporary topics and make new friends.

Senior College provides a diverse curriculum of programs, classes and special events for those 50 years and older, along with their spouses or partners. Enjoy subjects ranging from the intellectually challenging to the purely enjoyable. We’re the second largest of the 17 Senior Colleges in the state with more than 500 mid-coast members.

Classes meet every Thursday for six weeks during the fall and spring semesters and for four weeks during a January-February “Winterim” semester.

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