Lewiston Auburn Senior College collaborates with other organizations in the community to create programs for our members and the public.

Auburn Public Library – Senior College in the Community

We partner with the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring Street, Auburn, to offer a series of presentations throughout the year in the Androscoggin Room that are all FREE, in-person, and open to the public.

Dr. Charles Plummer explains The Big Five Personality Traits

Upcoming presentations:

A Visit to Croatia,
with Bill Frayer

October 24, 2023, 2 p.m.

Bill will share his travels to the Baltic nation of Croatia, whose coastline hugs the deep blue Adriatic Sea, has a complicated, sometimes tragic history. The land is gorgeous, the people engaging, and the culture ancient. After completing a 12-day Road Scholar trip throughout Croatia, Bill will present a Zoom travelog to cover a bit of history, some stories, and lots of photos of this beautiful country.
Bill Frayer is a long time Senior College instructor. He has degrees from Brown and USM, and has taught for over 30 years at Central Maine Community College.

Architectural Treasurers in Auburn,
with Lin Wright

November 14, 2:00 p.m.

Lin’s presentation will be an exploration of the building exteriors and the people connected to the Main Street Historic District in Auburn which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. This is a residential district on parts of Main, Elm and Vine Streets. The earliest house was built in 1826; the most recent built in 1914. Come and explore our past through some of our extant buildings close to home.
Lin is a genealogist and historian who has taught genealogy classes at LACS for many years.

Gastro Obscura,
with Judy Hierstein

November 28, 2023, 2:00 p.m.

Gastro Obscura is a book by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras that scratches the surface of a mind-bending world of eating. Spanning seven continents, it is a collection of forgotten histories and endangered traditions, obscure experiences, culinary ingenuity, and edible wonders. Judy will share some of the most “obscura” with you, and also would like to hear about your own gastro adventures!
Judy has been teaching art for a really long time. She finds she learns right along with the students.

Hearst Castle, California,
with Alan Elze

December 5, 2023, 2:00 p.m.
Hearst Castle is a “bungalow”; on 240,000 acres on the coast of California.  William Randolph Hearst inherited the land from his father who owned an interest in several of the most important mines in the United States.  William Randolph (WR) went on to own some of the most important newspapers in the United States. Hearst hired Julia Morgan, one of the first female architects in the United States, as his designer. The main house exceeds 60,656 sq/ft.  The interiors are filled with objects Hearst collected, including whole rooms of buildings in Europe. So, let’s take a brief tour of the history and the “bungalow.”
Alan has taught at Senior College since 2005.  He has an advanced degree from the University of Rhode Island and is also retired from the United States Navy.

Holidays Around the World
with Chef Larry Canepa
December 11, 2023, at 2 p.m.
The Holidays are a time to gather with family and friends, celebrate shared values and reflect on the beauty of life. We all have holidays we hold dear. Yet, most of us are only familiar with the holidays in our own cultures and communities. This presentation of popular holidays from around the world will introduce you to beautiful traditions and celebrations that take place all over the globe.
Chef Larry Canepa is a Certified Culinary Educator and presents classes on food and culture on zoom. His motto is “to eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art”.

Previous presentations:

Bolivian Salt Flats and Chili’s Atacama Desert, with Eve Fralich

Why You Are Who You Are? An Introduction to the Psychology of Personality that Plays a Major Role in One’s Behavior,
with Dr. Charles W. Plummer|

Demon Foods: Are your Favorite Foods Killing you?, Chef Larry Canepa


Schooner Estates

Lewiston Auburn Senior College has long partnered with Schooner Estates, offering some of our courses there for all our members, including those who are Schooner residents. To find out more about Schooner Estates, visit:


Lewiston Senior Citizens

Lewiston Auburn Senior College enjoys sharing trips offered by Lewiston Seniors.  Current trips are listed below. For more information, contact Claire: 207.784.0302  or 207.576.8604, or Cindy at 207.345.9569.

November 29, 2023 to December 1, 2023 – White Mountain Hotel and Resort
This trip includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners and 2 different entertainment shows, an Austrian sleigh ride at Nestlenook Farm in Jackson, NH., shopping at Settler’s Green or in town shopping.   All room and meal taxes & gratuities included. The price is $589.00 per person double occupancy.  A $100.00 deposit per person is due at registration.  Final payment is due October 28, 2023.  Pick up location is The Auburn Mall (in back of J.C. Penney) 500 Center Street, Auburn, ME at 10:30 A.M.


Lewiston Recreation Age Friendly 50+ Program

This brand new program offers seniors fun recreational activities. To find out more, call 207.513.3059, or visit:


The Woman’s Literary Union
The Woman’s Literary Union, housed in the beautiful Foss mansion located at 19 Elm Street in Auburn, ME, offers many events for its members and the public. To explore possibilities, visit:

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