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Fall 2013 SOAR Luncheon
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Meet-the-Chef: Sergi's Restaurant - Potsdam
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Fall 2013 Bus Trip to Syracuse Stage
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Course Updates

September 19, 2014 - (.pdf) DOCUMENTS POSTED in the upper right corner are all updated as of 09/19/14 (print out the ones your need). Check the list below often to view currently relevant notices about changes and other information.
September 15, 2014 - NOTE: If you are attending a SOAR class at SLU, park ONLY in "LOT J" or "LOT D." MORE NOTES: 1) Do not park in any spot reserved for "Faculty" or "Visitor"; 2) In "LOT J" you need to hang your SUNY Potsdam permit on your rearview mirror; your SUNY retiree's sticker should also work; 3) "LOT D" is open parking; no permit required. LOCATION NOTES: "LOT J" is just beyond the science complex; "LOT D" is behind and on the tennis court side of the sports complex (and it does NOT include "LOT K", the small lot that faces Park St.) (the back area of "LOT H" - by Vilas Hall - is no longer available; it has been converted to parking spots for students living in the new dorm. The Campus Safety and Security knows when and where our SOAR classes are. If you have followed these rules and do get a ticket; contest it. Campus Safety and Security office is located in the back part (entrance at the back of the building) of the student Health Center at 76 Park St.
September 03, 2014 - CLOSED COURSES: AARP Smart Driver Course (Group B) * Amazonian Army Ants..." Art and Symbolism of the Hand * Boy Did I Get a Good Deal...or Maybe Not * CSI-Effect: Fact vs. Fiction * Decorative Painting Techniques * Financial Planning for Seniors * Galaxies * Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism * North Country Trees and Shrubs * Oil and Chaos: Ukraine, Russia and USA * Oral History: Voices or the Past * Our Neighbors' Faith: Mormon, Jewish, Islam * Remington: "He Knew the Horse" * Searching NY State Historical Newspapers * Smart Phones and Tablets: An Introduction * Vicarious Voyagers XV
September 16, 2014 - Art Workshop A ART STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: NEWS FLASH - "Art Workshop A" is moving back to the old Satterlee 314 classroom for fall semester!(Wait-listed people can be accommodated!)
September 19, 2014 - Composting, Vermiculture and Soil Health The second class session of "Composting...' has been canceled.
August 31, 2014 - Our Neighbor's Faith: Mormon, Jewish and Muslim The correct order of the locations of the classes for "Our Neighbor's Faith" is: 9/9 - Partridge Knoll; 9/16 - Synagogue [corrected]; 9/30 - Mormon Church [corrected]; 10/7 - Mosque
September 03, 2014 - Nature Up North: Citizen Science Projects There has been a room change for "Nature up North..." The classes will be held in Johnson 101 (almost opposite the original room: Johnson 112)
August 19, 2014 - Vegetarian Cooking Goes Local The correct 3 dates for "Vegetarian Cooking Goes Local" are: 9/15, 9/29, 10/6 (note: there is no class on 9/22). On the blue calendar insert the 9/29 date was unintentionally omitted; the dates are correct everywhere else).
September 12, 2014 - Amazonian Army Ants: Their Secret Lives There has been a change of room for "Amazonian Army Ants..." The new location is SLU: Bewkes 303.
August 28, 2014 - Oil and Chaos: Ukraine, Russia and USA The presentation "Oil and Chaos..." has been scheduled for Friday, November 14, 10:00-11:30 at SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104.
August 15, 2014 - Financial Planning for Seniors The correct location for "Financial Planning..." is SLCHA: Silas Wright House in Canton (the location on the print calendar has the wrong location; it is correct elsewhere).
September 06, 2014 - Leon LeBeau's SOAR art students (past and present) will be exhibiting their art work at the Potsdam Town Hall September 19 - November 5. SOAR members are encouraged to attend the public reception at the Potsdam Town Hall on Friday, 5-7pm, October 3. (Leon's art students: see the course page for "Art Workshop A" for more info on preparation of display pieces, drop-off, pick-up, etc.)
September 05, 2014 - CANCELED COURSES: "Pre- and Post-Election Analysis," "Kayakalp Yoga," "The Musicals of Stephen Sondheim," "Pre- and Post-Election Analysis," "The Virtual Sublime: Simulating the Romantic and the Uncanny"
August 15, 2014 - Pre- and Post-Election Analysis At the request of the presenter, "Pre- and Post-Election Analysis" has been canceled.
September 05, 2014 - The Virtual Sublime: Simulating the Romantic and Uncanny The presentation "The Virtual Sublime..." has been canceled.

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F14 Locations Insert (pdf)
(updated 09/19/14)
F14 Flyer: Meet-the-Chef at Jake's (pdf)
Monday 10/13/14 serving at 1:00
SOAR Trifold (pdf)
Brochure with general info about SOAR

Events / Trips

Fall 2014 SOAR Luncheon
(Come early: the band music starting at 11:30)
Fall 2014 Meet-the-Chef Jake's
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 1:00pm

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