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

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

​​Special Event
Presentations & Workshops


SPECIAL EVENT:  Meet the Board of Directors of Lifespring

When: Wednesday April 25  12:30-1:00pm in the Social Hall room. 

Why: Meet the board and offer your feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, et al. Click HERE for a flyer of explanation!

SPECIAL EVENT: Lifespring Oral History Workshop

Here is an opportunity to learn what an "Oral History" actually is (your history as told by you).To learn more, just click Oral History .  The dates are Friday May 4 & Friday May 18 10:30 am-12:00 pm at the Saugerties Public Library.

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

It will have both the usual (a business meeting) and the unusual (entertainment by Jay and Molly).  And in between, we will be honoring all the many volunteers that make Lifespring so successful. The business meeting will include the elections of 4 Board offices : Slate of Officers

Click HERE for details of the meeting!


In between the fall classes and the spring classes, Lifesprings provides a series of presentations which offer an opportunity for getting  together with Lifespring friends for stimulating  talks plus Q & A. They are held in the Community Room of the Saugerties Public Library , 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m..

In the 2017-18 school year, the following were available.

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