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Dining Out


with Patricia Overall

Calendar Nov 4, 2021 at 11:30 am

Participants will meet about once a month for lunch at different restaurants in the Farmington area. Reservations would need to be firm one week prior to the date and participants would receive separate checks.

Thursdays: November 4

December 2

February 3

Patricia is a member of Gold Leaf who moved to Farmington 2 1/2 years ago to be near her daughter who is a professor at UMF. She came from Albuquerque, NM, where she had lived for 26 years. She is retired from teaching high school math, working in hotel management and other occupations as a result of moving a lot {including NACA (now NASA) and tending bar}. She has lived in 18 states and obviously she enjoys eating out.

Full Course

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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