Terrific learning opportunities for adults are close by,
thanks to GNG Adult and Community Education and, for those 50 and up, Senior
College in Lewiston-Auburn. Fall classes
are already getting under way, so check out the possibilities soon.
GNG Adult and Community Education has long offered a robust range of enrichment classes: arts, personal finance, travel, and more. But Stephanie Haskins, director of GNG Adult and Community Education, wants to be sure the community knows about the career and education support they also offer. “We’re like the guidance office, but for adults,” she said. “Our services go well beyond the high school credential.” Classes to assist with the transition to college, including time-management, study skills, and financial aid, are available, and on the career side, business and skills-training classes. Browse course offerings here. Click here for program and contact info.
If you’re 50 or older, consider Senior College, which offers intellectually stimulating classes and, according to Laura Jane Sturgis of New Gloucester, “the chance to meet some wonderful people.” The six- or eight-week courses are a bargain at $25, and are offered weekdays in Lewiston-Auburn, typically during daytime hours. Homework is light and conversation lively. Topics this fall draw from history, arts, literature, science, philosophy, and beyond. Sturgis herself is taking a course called “Baseball and the Pursuit of Happiness,” and teaching Dickens’s novel “Great Expectations.” The catalog is available here.