Latest News

Where can you find what on this web site? Why should you visit it often?
Membership Stats for Spring 2016
As of March 15, 283 people have registered of our total 401 members.
Tim Messner and his archaeology students craft a canoe
Spring 2015 SOAR presenter Tim Messner and his archaeology students created a dugout canoe this summer "using nothing but fire, handmade tools and one giant pine log."
The 2015 Super SOARer is ...
SOAR is proud to announce that our most recent Super SOARer is Dot Howe!

View News Archive

Course Updates

October 21, 2016 - Writing Our Memories: Stories for the Grandkids NOTE: "Writing Our Memories..." has changed its location from Maxcy 104 to Maxcy 220: walk past Maxcy 104 to the end of the corridor; turn right and take the stairs up to level 2; room 220 is the first door on the right (restrooms a few steps away). REMINDER: Bring a reminder of your youth - photograph, souvenir, something from the attic trunk...whatever sparks memories.
October 22, 2016 - The Fall 2016 Newsletter and the SOAR Luncheon Flyer are both posted in the upper right corner. NOTE: All luncheon reservations are due by Wednesday, November 2. Cost: $20 payable by check with your reservation form (in by Nov.2), OR call your reservation in by November 2 and pay at the door. (Cancellations must be made by November 9, i.e. one-week prior to the luncheon.)
September 20, 2016 - Let's Speak French NOTE: "Let's Speak French" is 4 sessions long. There will NOT be an optional 5th session on November 16.
August 25, 2016 - CLOSED COURSES: "AARP Safe Driver Course," "Acupressure for Common Ailments," "Civil War Letters Sent Home," "Digital Photography for Beginners," "Drawing," "Earth's Atmosphere: an Exploration," "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," "How Your Brain Works," "Identifying Common Mushrooms (Group A)," "Let's Speak French," "Mah Jongg," "Modern Libraries (Groups A & B)," "Vegetarian Comfort Food," "Visiting Montreal Island," "Writing Our Memories."
August 18, 2016 - NOW POSTED (in the upper right corner)! .PDF versions of the: Course Booklet, Registration Form, Calendar (color version), Schedule, and Locations inserts, along with a map of SUNY Potsdam indicating building/room locations of our fall 2016 semester. Also you will find the Meet-the-Chef flyer, and an updated version of our SOAR Trifold.
July 14, 2016 - FALL 2016 SEMESTER begins on Monday Sept. 5 (Labor Day) and ends 10 weeks later on Friday November 11 (with a few extra post-semester optional classes added by the presenters themselves during the week of our luncheon). The SOAR luncheon will be on Wednesday, November 16. (Meet-the-Chef will be held on Wednesday October 19th at Sabad's in Norfolk).

View Full Course List

Events / Trips

Fall 2016 Luncheon
(more info coming in the Fall Newsletter)

View Events / Trips Archive


382 Van Housen Ext.
SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, New York 13676

In person visit us at:
Van Housen Hall Extension
Room 382 (on the SUNY Potsdam Campus)

Office hours: 9:00-2:00 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday (hours may vary when SOAR is not in session)

Phone: 315-267-2690


Visit our sponsoring institution:
SUNY Potsdam

Send comments to:
R. Kreuzer, SOAR website manager