2014-01-17 / Community

The New School to host lifelong learning

The New School received a $5,000 grant to continue free learning for senior citizens this month.

The Maine Community Foundation, which granted the school the funds, is a statewide nonprofit created by and for the people of Maine. The foundation is a philanthropic leader in building sustainable and vibrant communities for all Maine people.

The school is continuing the program, starting in late January. All of the school’s courses are available for senior citizens at no cost through June. Some new classes that will be offered are: Art of Transformation (through exercises, meditation, visualizations, readings and creating art and music the class will break through the barriers that hold us back from being who we want to be in the world), Celebrating Food (a cooking and gardening class), Community and the Individual: Heroes, Whistleblowers and Scapegoats (which examines the rights and relationships between individuals and community entities like government and corporations), Politics of Food (this class will explore the problems with the industrial food system and the actions and projects of people to reclaim their food from organic farms, cooperatives and community gardens), Basic Astronomy, Marine Biology, Genetics, Art and Public Policy.

For more information, call 985-3745 or visit www.tnsk.org.

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