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A Journey Down the Piscataqua a Century Ago
with Dave Kaselauskas
David’s Power Point presentation will transport you to another place in time, as you take a historical journey down the Piscataqua River. A portion of the proceeds will go to Wood Island Life Saving Station Association.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., 1 session
Course Fee: $12
Beginner Course for Exploring your Kittery Roots
with Kim Sanborn
In this workshop, we will help you discover your ancestors in Kittery History. Resources from the Museum will be made available to research the basics of your relatives such as birth, death and marriage. This is meant to get you started in finding your family from Kittery. We will discuss digital online resources for more extensive genealogy, as well as give you suggestions on how to find your relatives not from Kittery. Please bring the name of a relative from Kittery, notebook and pencil. We will do our best to help find your roots. Meet at the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum for this program.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m., 1 session
Course Fee: $20
Kittery's Grand Hotels
with Kim Sanborn
Around the turn of the 20th century, Kittery was a booming tourist destination boasting 5 Grand Hotels. This presentation will take you back to the romance of spending the summer on the breezy banks of the Piscataqua River in Victorian style. Discover what made these Hotels different from each other. The presentation will also examine what caused the demise of this "Grand" era in our town's history. Meet at the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum for this program.
Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m, 1 session
Course Fee: $12
Marine Research at the UNH Marine Lab Fort Constitution, New Castle, NH
with Jason Goldstein
Located on the picturesque mouth of the Piscataqua River in NewCastle, NH the UNH Marine Lab Center supports a variety of marine-related projects and ongoing research as part of its mission for the Seacoast and the Gulf of Maine. Embark on a walking tour of the Marine Lab and it's current research projects being carried out by UNH Faculty, students, and associated scientists. Learn about lobster mating, jonah crab growth, see lumpfish and other marine creatures along the way. Bring your favorite marine biology questions for an interactive tour and discussion. Please meet at the Public Parking lot at the UNH Judd Gregg Marine Research Center.
Tues., Oct. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1 Session
Course Fee: $14
New England Lighthouses
with Jeremy D'Entremont
Jeremy D'Entremont has been photographing and writing about lighthouses for more than 30 years. He is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles, the founder and chairman of the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and the president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation. He has lectured on his favorite topic all along the New England coast. Join us for an interesting and very informative lecture on our closest five lighthouses: Cape Neddick (Nubble), Boon Island, Whaleback, Portsmouth Harbor, and White Island. After the lecture, there will time for q and a and to purchase books.
Monday, Nov. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1 Sessions
Course Fee: $20
Porstmouth Naval Shipyard: From Sails to Atoms
with Joseph Gluckert
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has a venerable heritage and rich tradition. Learn about its role and achievements in times of war and peace from a military historian’s perspective. The tour will begin with a presentation in the new lecture room of the Shipyard Museum, and continue with a tour of the museum and a driving tour around the perimeter of the base, including an up-close view of the prison’s exterior.
Must bring valid photo I.D. such as Driver’s License or U.S. Passport.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1 Session
*Park at Kittery Lions Club and board bus, bus leaves promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Course Fee: $12 Per session
The Sign of the Apocalypse
with John Getchell
Please join us as we meet the ever-engaging local folk hero and thoroughly charming John Getchell. John will be giving a talk about his flight of madness," The Sign of the Apocalypse." Friends, neighbors, and passersby from all over the country can’t fail to miss “The Sign’s” constantly changing humor and insight. On occasion, The Sign of the Apocalypse (SOTA) traffics in the earnest, but at its heart is rooted in a deep-seated desire to express the sarcastic and snort-worthy. This and a love of haiku, pizza, Latin, double entendre, and the worst puns ever crafted. After the presentation, you will have the opportunity to purchase John’s grimoire on the subject. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30-8 p.m., 1 Session
Course Fee: $12
White People Challenging Racism: Moving from Talk to Action
with Anne Romney
Please call 207-439-5896 to register. White People Challenging Racism: Moving from Talk to Action. This interactive workshop is designed to help participants gain the racial self-awareness needed for genuine participation in multiracial communities. We will focus on building a greater awareness of systemic racism and white privilege both historically and in the present day. Through readings, exercises, discussion, and real world assignments, participants build skills and confidence in confronting racism. We strive to keep the course timely, thought-provoking, and action-oriented. Co-facilitated by Marian Leighton Levy and Anne Romney, this course will meet for three consecutive Saturdays in October - 6th, 13th and 20th from 9:30-1 at the Kittery Community Center. Anne Romney is a human resource professional, educator and group facilitator whose activism focuses on building awareness, encouraging dialogue and creating learning communities. Marian Leighton Levy is co- founder of Rounder Records, which began as a political/countercultural collective in 1970. Long involved in activist politics, focusing on the American radical tradition, she has taken White People Challenging Racism three times and has co-facilitated the workshop in her own community. Learn more about WPCR and the facilitators here: WPCR / FacilitatorsParticipation in all three weeks is expected. Cost, including all materials is $75 (scholarships are available) - payable to Community Change, Inc. (please bring check to first class). Class size limited to 16. Any questions, please contact Anne Romney at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.wpcr-boston.org/
Pre-registration required. Class size limited. *Class will meet at the Kittery Community Center, (downstairs meeting room 2), Rogers Road, Kittery, ME.
Saturday, Oct. 6- 20, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 3 sessions *meets at KCC
Course Fee: $75, includes all materials, payable by check at first class