​​Special Event
Presentations & Workshops


Save the date!
Although seemingly far away, we encourage you to save the following dates for winter presentations, which offer an opportunity for getting back together with Lifespring friends for stimulating mornings of lectures plus Q & A, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., held in the Community Room of the Saugerties Public Library.

The third program on February 14, 2018 features presenter Alba LaFiandra describing how in 1955, local tradesmen from Mt. Marion, Saugerties, and Glasco helped to build a funicular/railroad that ran down from a cottage on the ridge above in Mt. Marion to the Esopus Creek near Glenerie Falls. Mark your calendars now and remember that guests are welcome too.

Wednesdays: Dec. 6, 2017;  Jan. 3, 201Feb. 14, 2018;  and Mar. 21, 2018

Wednesday Mar 21, 2018:

          Prohibition in the Hudson Valley: Along the Bootleg Trail

Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018:

              One Immigrant’s Dream: A Funicular Railroad in Mt. Marion

 Wednesday   Jan 3, 2018:

            Hidden Treasures of the Catskills

Wednesday Dec 6, 2017:  

             To Witness Creativity:  Artists’ Homes and Studios of the United States



Wednesday May 23 , 2018
The Annual Meeting will be held at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation at  9:30am on Wednesday May 23,  2018.

Course Catalog


The Spring 2018

Course Catalog is



Membership information:

Please read the Membership FAQ page for details.

Most courses are held at the

Woodstock Jewish Congregation:

1682 Glasco Turnpike

Saugerties, NY 12477

Click HERE for directions


News and Views

This is the


ISSUE 1    

March 2018

edition of our newsletter

Watch for the next issue in

Spring   2018


Lifespring, an adult learning community, offers a broad range of noncredit educational activities for retired, semi-retired, and other adult participants. Lifespring’s goal is to provide diverse learning experiences for all its members, regardless of previous educational background. We recognize that many active retirees wish to continue to learn and grow and participate in an environment that is both social and encouraging. In this venue, we come together to share our knowledge and interests, and socialize with like-minded people.

Lifespring offers classes/courses, lectures, and events that provide opportunities for active adults and/or retirees to:

  • stimulate our minds in new and creative ways
  • learn about topics that have been intriguing
  • challenge ourselves in new areas
  • open new vistas in learning
  • discover new talents, skills, and interests
  • meet new people