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Views on the News


with Paul Mullin

Calendar Nov 5, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 16 weeks

This is a discussion group held on the first and third Fridays of each month covering local, national, and world news. The discussion provides an opportunity to share your observations and opinions on the news and to learn from the other participants. Articles of interest are distributed among the group by email in the week prior to each meeting, and topics to discuss are selected by the group at the beginning of each meeting.

Paul Mullin is facilitator for this discussion group.

November 5 & 19

December 3 & 17

January 7 & 21

February 4 & 18

Conversation, Coffee and Crafts


with Heidi Wilde

Calendar Nov 8, 2021 at 10 am

Please join us for a monthly zoom get-together for coffee, conversation, and crafts.  Settle in with your favorite craft, bring your coffee, tea or beverage and visit with Gold LEAF friends.  Crafts are not essential, and guys are welcome! The goal is to get together and spend an hour or more talking with friends.

2nd Monday of the month

  • November 8
  • December 13
  • January 10
  • February 14

Visit to Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. (HHRC)


with Eileen Kreutz

Calendar Jan 24, 2022 at 9:30 am

This trip to HHRC is in concert with “Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust” class being presented by Erica Nadelhaft. As the Education Director at HHRC, Erica will conclude her zoom sessions with an in-person walk-through and presentation at the Michael Klahr Center located on the campus of University of Maine Augusta.

In polling current GLI members, it has become clear that even though past terms have offered this very rewarding trip, many current members have never experienced the wealth of the displays and videos at the Center. Together with Erica Nadelhaft’s lectures, these two offerings provide very different insights regarding this history which we are advised to “Never Forget.”

Due to possible Covid-19 restrictions, the dates of this trip may need to be adjusted. Participants are asked to consider bringing a donation for the Center. Those wishing to stay in Augusta for lunch at a local restaurant will need funds for the meal.

Snow date January 27

Eileen has led numerous trips for Gold LEAF Institute (GLI) in the past.. She is currently wrapping up her last year of service on the GLI Board of Directors.

Erica Nadelhaft is the Education Coordinator at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. Erica Nadelhaft was born in Madison, Wisconsin, but grew up in Maine and Scotland (United Kingdom). She is an adjunct professor of World and European history at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and received a BA in History from Brandeis University and a MA in Contemporary Jewish Studies with a specialization in the Holocaust from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her article, “Resistance through Education: Jewish Youth Movements in Warsaw”, was published in POLIN: Studies in Polish Jewry (Oxford University Press). She has also worked as a book group facilitator and program evaluator for the Maine Humanities Council and as a Polish and Hebrew translator for POLIN. She is a regular lecturer for the Fort Kent Senior College. She has three grown daughters and lives in Fort Kent, Maine, with her husband.

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