posted in Uncategorized on March 29th, 2018


South Coast Senior College, an outreach program of York County Community College (YCCC), will host three lectures in April and May at the college, 112 College Drive, Wells, Maine.

Writer-humorist John Getchell’s talk “Sign of the Apocalypse: Ruminations and Wit of an American Roadside Prophet” is on Wednesday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. Getchell conveys pithy bits of thought and wordplay each day on a portable marquee on the lawn of his Arundel home. He’ll share the story behind his sign with visuals, stories and audience engagement.

On Monday, April 30, John Curtis, a cross-cultural historian, presents “The Righteous Roots of Rock and Roll” at 10 a.m. His talk delves into the early history of rock and roll, back in the 1950s, when it burst onto the popular music scene with high energy performers like Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. At that time, in rigidly segregated America, few people outside of the African-American community realized that this “new” music was largely inspired by black gospel music and its practitioners, who’d been performing to great acclaim in the black community. Historic film clips featuring sensational performances by legendary gospel and rock and roll artists highlight the lively talk.

The Honorable Thomas Delahunty presents a discussion on the issues of “Justice for All” on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. Delahunty’s talk is given through the perspective of his experiences as a Maine Superior Court judge and U.S. attorney. In it, he will consider how current issues in Maine and the nation impact how individuals and groups are treated.

Lectures are free, open to all and held at the college. For information or to register, call 207-216-4492 or click HERE.