ALFRED — York County Senior College’s Winter 2019 Gary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series concludes March 20 with a look beyond the U.S. borders, as Kim Jae Woong treats the audience to “Korean Spirit and Culture” and Monica and Bill Grabin explain the exotic species of fish and coral of the area east of Indonesia in “The Heart of the Coral Triangle.”
Despite memories of the “Forgotten War” and the divided country’s prominence in today’s news, Korea is not widely understood in America. This presentation will examine ancient artifacts and how devotion to them has helped Korea develop into the world’s fifth largest exporting nation. Traditional Korean refreshment will complement the lecture. Kim Jae Woong is an educator, lecturer, and author of several books on cultivating the mind and living an ethical life.
The Coral Triangle encompasses parts of six different island nations and is the home to the greatest marine diversity on earth. Over 1,300 species and fish and 500 species of coral have been documented in this area; Bill and Monica were able to explore this region in 2017. The couple will present a program on the some of the wonders they’ve encountered in this fascinating look at this exotic area.
Monica Grabin is a singer and educator, well known for her work throughout Maine and beyond presenting history through song. Bill Grabin was co-founder of Renaissance Greeting Cards and since 2013 has served as president of York County Audubon.
The morning lecture takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the second lecture, given from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The lecture will be given at Denis Hall on the campus of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, 133 Shaker Hill Road, Alfred (off Route 202). The fee for the day’s program is $20 for York County Senior College members, $25 for non-members, payable at the door by cash or check made payable to the York County Shelter Program, and includes lunch, as well as coffee breaks. Should classes be cancelled on account of weather, notice will be given on local TV stations and may be heard on the YCSC answering machine (207-282-4030). Call 207-282-4030 for reservations by Monday, March 18.
York County Senior College, providing low cost educational and social opportunities for adults, is affiliated with the University of Maine System. Classes in the spring and fall semesters are given in Saco and Springvale, starting in March and September. Winter lectures are open to the public; membership in Senior College is not required.