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MSAD #11 Adult Education

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Become Your Own Travel Agent


with Becky Ranks

Calendar Dec 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will provide resources and information for anyone who wants to find the best deals for hotels, cruises, RV travel, AirBNB, escorted tours, and more. We will answer questions about RV driving to Alaska and the western US, how to get the lowest prices for escorted tours to almost anywhere, and getting great deals on hotels while traveling at home and abroad. Information will be presented on river cruises for less, as well as airfare tips. In addition, you will go home with valuable online resources.

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Beginner's Crochet


with Samantha Dimmick

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have you wanted to learn how to crochet, but were overwhelmed by the vast array of available hooks, yarns, stitches, and patterns? In this class, you’ll learn about the tools and materials needed for crocheting, basic stitches, how to troubleshoot mistakes and how to read a yarn label. Students can choose to make a scarf, dish cloth, coffee cup cozy or headband - add a crochet flower for extra appeal. No previous experience is necessary. This class is the foundation for all crochet projects. Supplies needed will be discussed at the first class.

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Boston Brew Tour


with Diann Bailey

Calendar Nov 2, 2019 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Entertaining! Educational! Exclusive! Join us for a fun day with City Brew Tours of Boston. Our comfortable motor coach will deliver us to three different Boston area breweries giving us the chance to sample up to twelve different local craft beers. Accompanied by our informative and entertaining beer guide experts, our visits will include VIP access to the breweries and an insider’s look at how they create their renowned beers. We’ll enjoy interactive beer history, awesome tastings and specialty treats at each location. Lunch, including wood fired pizzas, sliders and wings will be part of a beer and food pairing session at Mystic Brewery. We’ll end the day with a beer Q and A followed by time on your own in the city. Registration fee includes motor coach transportation, brewery tours, beer guides, specialty treats, lunch, VIP lanyards, guide gratuities and commemorative glass. Deadline to register is October 2. No refunds will be given after that date.

Saturday, 11/2/19 • Depart 8 a.m. Waterville (Waterville Senior High School, back parking lot), Return 9:40 p.m.Depart 8:40 a.m. Gardiner (I-95 Park and Ride, Exit 102), Return 9 p.m.Depart 9:15 a.m. Topsham (Home Depot Park & Ride), Return 8:30 p.m.Registration fee: $199.00/person

Braided Table Runner


with Barbara Acord

Calendar Sep 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This is a great looking, double-sided table runner sewn with a "quilt as you go" method. Choose your preferred theme, piece the table runner, add the binding and you are finished. This is a great gift for any occasion or season, your choice!  A 10% discount will be given for fabric if purchased at Mystic Maine Quilts. If you would like assistance in selecting the material Barbara can be contacted at 522-9912. Supply list available upon registration.

Building a Website with WordPress


with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you need a website for your small business or organization? Not sure how to start? Wordpress is a free, open-source platform that allows you to start small and grow the site as needed, without needing to know any code. In this course, Meleena will walk you through purchasing a domain name, setting up hosting and starting a basic WordPress site. We will cover the basics of set-up, choosing a theme, customizing your templates and how to use plugins. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops and work in real time to get their site launched.

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Chocolate Splurge Night!


with Debra Arter

Calendar Oct 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Chocolate is good for you!! It's full of antioxidants not to mention flavor that can't be beat. Debra will tell you the history of this important ingredient and guide you through making decadent fudge sauce (perfect gift idea!),white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, and molten lava cakes. Recipes and generous samples guaranteed. We will be able to eat the lava cakes and fudge sauce with ice cream. Sign up early so you guarantee a spot in this yummy fun class. Bring an apron and plastic tubs to take something home. A material fee of $10.00 is included in the registration fee.

Christmas In Newport


with Diann Bailey

Calendar Nov 30, 2019 at 7:45 am, runs for 1 week

Take a step back to the gilded age of the 20th century and enjoy the holiday season with a fun filled visit to Newport, Rhode Island. We will visit three beautifully decorated mansions and have time to enjoy this seaside town’s Christmas festivities. A full itinerary will include a holiday evening at The Breakers (the grandest of Newport’s summer cottages), self-guided audio tours of The Elms and Marble House and a narrated bus tour of the area. Following a substantial lunch at Wright’s farm (Yankee Magazine's Editor Choice for best family style chicken dinners), we plan to arrive in Newport by mid- afternoon in time to visit the Vanderbilt’s opulent Marble House. Early evening takes us to the elegantly decorated Breakers. Live music and refreshments will be the back-drop as guests enjoy the yuletide splendor of this 70-room mansion. Our overnight accommodations are at the Hampton Inn and Suites in nearby Middletown. This hotel has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and offers inviting rooms, an indoor pool, free Wifi and a hot breakfast buffet. Sunday includes a tour of The Elms, (a French style chateau built in 1901) which will be all decked out with period ornaments and lavish holiday decorations. Lunch today is served at the elegant Viking Hotel accompanied by an interactive murder mystery! The Victorian Christmas Murder Mystery promises to be lots of fun. Just remember - not everyone is in the spirit of the season. On our way home we plan to visit the Sandwich Glass Museum where they are celebrating the 10th annual Glassblower’s Christmas. Hundreds of unique glass ornaments, made by the region’s finest local and national glass artists, will adorn Christmas trees in the Contemporary Gallery. We’ll ooh and ahh over the enchanting stained glass holiday village exhibit and watch a demonstration of molten glass, drawn from the furnace, blown and pressed into exquisite shapes. We’ll end the day with a four- course dinner at the Hearth and Kettle in Weymouth. Registration fee includes motor coach transportation, hotel accommodations, holiday evening at the Breakers, two mansion tours, narrated bus tour, glass museum, murder mystery, Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch, Sunday dinner. Deadline to register is October 31st. No refunds issued after this date. Note: Topsham pick-up location will be announced. Saturday and Sunday November 30 and December 1 Departure 7:45 am Waterville Sr. High School 10:45 pm Return Departure 8:30 am from Gardiner Area High School 10:00 pm Return Registration fee: $329.00 per person based on double occupancy

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Christmas with a Flair!
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Christmas with a Flair!


with Vicki Dill

Calendar Dec 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Interested in hosting a Christmas party this year, but don’t know where to start? This class is for you! From appetizers to sides to drinks, you’ll get your family and friends into the holiday spirit! In this class you’ll learn how to make appetizers that look like you spent hours in the kitchen! You will also learn how to make delicious rolls in the shape of Christmas trees, and decorate ornamental glasses for a fun fruit smoothie! A $10 supplies fee is due to the instructor on the night of class. Gardiner Regional Middle School Cafeteria.

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