STU GILLESPIE of Midcoast Senior College poses with Mike Fear, a proprietor of Now You’re Cooking, the Bath kitchen wares shop that sponsors Midcoast Senior College’s Winter Wisdom Lecture Series at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

STU GILLESPIE of Midcoast Senior College poses with Mike Fear, a proprietor of Now You’re Cooking, the Bath kitchen wares shop that sponsors Midcoast Senior College’s Winter Wisdom Lecture Series at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

BRUNSWICK

Midcoast Senior College is pleased to announce that Now You’re Cooking will sponsor the Winter Wisdom Lecture Series again this year.

The lectures are an important part of the Senior College winter program, which gratefully thanks Mike and Betsy Fear, owners of Now You’re Cooking, for making this program possible.

The noontime lectures will be held every Wednesday from Jan. 4 through Feb. 15 at the Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.

The lectures are free and open to the public. We are proud to announce the following programs:

— Jan. 4: “Pioneering Aviation in France”

Historian Peter Bakewell will talk about the frustrations and successes that resulted in the French becoming a leader in early flight.

— Jan. 11: “ Musical Spelling and Counting”

Elliott Schwartz, professor emeritus of at Bowdoin College, will give a lecture on the ways in which many composers, including Bach, Brahms and others, identified musical pitches.

— Jan. 18: “ HIV AIDS: A Modern Plague”

Dr. James Carter will explore the major challenges in this worldwide epidemic that now affects millions of individuals.

— Jan. 25: “Boon Island: The Untold Story of the Wreck of the Nottingham Galley”

Andrew Vietz, former managing editor of Down East Magazine, will tell the story of the wreck of the 1719 British merchant vessel, which stranded the crew of 14 for a month in winter.

— Feb. 1: “ The Development of the Modern Piano”

Christopher Fuchs, restorer of stringed keyboard instruments, will present the technical and social history of the modern grand piano.

— Feb. 8: “Longfellow Days: What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

Sociologist Wendy Christensen will explore the historical trends of dating and marriage and their meanings.

— Feb. 15: “ The DaPonte String Quartet Sonata Allegro Form”

The quartet will present a lecture- performance, illustrating the evolution of this creative musical art by drawing from examples of string quartet literature.

Programs will run from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Attendance is free and open to all.


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