FARMINGTON — The kickoff of the Gold LEAF Senior College-UMF fall/winter term is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the University of Maine at Farmington Olsen Student Center, North Dining Hall, 111 South St. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The 22 offerings for the term, which runs from Oct. 21, through March 12, 2014, are listed on the website

The classes and activities are designed for people 50 and older, and their spouses.

Registrations are open now. Because some classes fill up early, everyone is encouraged to register for classes as soon as possible, rather than waiting until the kick-off event on Oct. 16, although registrations will still be accepted that day.

Dues for new members, joining for the first time during the fall term, are pro-rated at $20. Annual membership dues are $30 for the year beginning July 1. Courses have nominal fees ranging from $3 to $20. Two book discussions are free for members. There are no tests, no homework, or educational requirements to be a part of Gold LEAF (Lifelong Education At Farmington). Gold LEAF is a nonprofit, member-run organization sponsored by the University of Maine at Farmington, and is one of 17 Senior Colleges in the state. For more information, visit For a course booklet, registration instructions, or general information, call 778-7063 or email [email protected]

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