by H. Deon Holt

Many residents of the Vail and Southeast Tucson areas have attended lectures and concerts at the Arizona Senior Academy after seeing calendar listings in the Vail Voice before these events were shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Located at Academy Village, off Old Spanish Trail, north of Vail, the ASA is a non-profit organization with close ties to the University of Arizona that sponsors weekly events open to the public. 

The ASA has now arranged for residents and non-residents to experience its lectures and concerts from home.  The lectures are accessed via Zoom and concert recordings are available through YouTube.  Descriptions of upcoming lectures and available concerts are posted on the ASA web site:  You can click on Event Schedule to see descriptions of upcoming lectures, as well as instructions to e-mail the ASA Office and request links to access a specific lecture.  The schedule page has a link to the Video Concerts page where descriptions and instructions for accessing these on YouTube are found.

Some of the ASA on-line lectures scheduled during June include World History and Globalization, Hinduism and Its Foundations, and How DNA Tests can Add Leaves to Old Family Tree.  ASA concerts posted on YouTube feature vocalists singing early jazz and blues from the 1920s-1940s, and a pair of singer-songwriter guitarists performing americana and Irish tunes.

We look forward to inviting neighbors in the region to the lectures and concerts scheduled on location in person with the help of the Vail Voice in the future.

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H. Deon Holt