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Everyone Loves A Snowman
with Marge Otis
You don’t need previous crafting experience for this fun and easy snowman! You’ll shape your snowman from a barrel stave and paint it with acrylic paints. After adding a little snow and a few details, you have an awesome piece of home decor or maybe a Christmas gift for that special somebody! Please bring your acrylic brushes to class. A materials fee of $10 is due to the instructor at first class.
Exploring Paris and Normandy
with Diann Bailey
Bonjour a tous! Join Diann for a highlights tour of the people and places that make this area one of Lonely Planet's top European destinations. We'll enjoy the City of Lights from atop the Eiffel Tower, to the banks of the Siene, and along the Champs-Élysées. We'll wonder about the Mona Lisa and the Thinker, marvel at Monet's water lilies and admire Venus De Milo. Let's explore the great churches of Paris, Versailles, and the awesome stained glass of Chartres. We'll roam the Normandy beaches, fall in love with the gardens at Giverny and be awed by Mont Saint Michel. We'll talk about culture, history, traditions, food, and more as we discover the allure of Paris and the charm of the French country side. Travel tips and resources will be offered along with where to find the best boulangeries and pâtisseries in France!
Fall Foliage Special
with Diann Bailey
Fall is a great time to enjoy a special outing! Join us as we travel to central New Hampshire on board our deluxe motorcoach for a day of riding the rails. We’ll appreciate the changing colors of sugar maples and the gorgeous foliage of the beautiful White Mountains as we head toward picturesque Lincoln NH and the Hobo Railroad. It’s all aboard beautifully restored vintage coaches departing from Lincoln and traveling along the winding Pemigewassett River at the foot of Franconia Notch. A turkey dinner with all the fixings will be served on board by none other than Hart’s Turkey Farm – a New Hampshire favorite! We’ll enjoy a brief stop in Littleton (think Chutters freshly made fudge) before heading towards Mount Washington, the iconic Cog Railroad, and the Summit of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. Steeped in history, this marvel of 19th century technology and modern innovation is an exhilarating voyage through landscape and nature. Magnificent scenery and efficient new biodiesel locomotives combine with a spectacular climb up the highest mountain in the Northeast. We’ll enjoy a narrated three-hour round-trip train ride to the summit where we’ll have 60 minutes to explore and take in summit attractions including the Visitor Center, museum, post office, snack bar and 360° views of the surrounding areas including up to 5 states, Canada and the Atlantic Ocean! Be sure to bring your camera to capture great memories of this awe-inspiring day. Registration fee includes motor coach transportation, Hobo Railroad train ride, turkey dinner and Cog Railway experience. Deadline to register is September 10. No refunds will be issued after that date. Note: There is no Topsham pick up for this trip. Saturday October 5 Departure 6:15 am Waterville Sr. High School 10:15 pm Return Departure 7:00 am from Gardiner (I-95 exit 102 Park and Ride) 9:30 pm Return Registration fee: $179.00 per person
Fall Pumpkins (Pen & Ink)
with Marge Otis
Celebrate the fall season with an old wheelbarrow and pumpkin harvest. Learn the Pen & Ink technique or refresh your skills! Project is 11"x14" with mat included. Students must bring acrylic brushes and two black micron pens, size 01 to class! No previous experience necessary. An added material fee of $8.00 due to instructor at class. Sample will be on display at the Adult Education Office.
Feta & Paneer Cheese
with Diana Mosher
In this one session you will learn how to make feta and paneer cheese. Both are wonderfully versatile. Feta is usually made with goat milk. However, if you do not have a resident goat, Diana will also show you how to make a delicious feta using cow milk. Paneer is a acid curd cheese which is a staple in India. It has a delicious, creamy flavor which reminds one of mozzarella and baked ricotta. There are so many ways to use it! It can be crumbled, fried, sliced and cubed. It can also be stuffed into bread, mixed with fresh herbs, put into salads, soups, main dishes and much more. Best of all, it is easy to make using common kitchen tools. You will take home a small sample of both feta and paneer. Bring in 2 one pint containers. An added materials fee of $8.00 is due to the instructor at first class.
Functions, Settings, and Menus--It's complicated!
with Gary Swinton
Today's digital cameras have a variety of features. Are you getting the most out of your investment? Are you happy with the results? Let a professional help you figure it all out! You'll be surprised by how much sharper and more interesting your photos are when you learn how to use your digital tools. We'll discuss image size and quality, shooting options, and menu choices that will make a difference in the sharpness of your photos. A Saturday "shooting" class is included (11/16 at 10:00 am at Vaughn Qoods), giving everyone a chance for hands-on practice. Leave this course with a solid understanding of your camera and the confidence to start making it work for you.
Please bring your camera with you. A manually adjustable camera will work best for the purpose of the class.
Getting Started on Etsy
with Meleena Erikson
Have you been thinking about selling on Etsy? Join us to learn how to sign up, build your brand, set up your shipping profile, promote your items and take pictures that drive traffic.
with Cathy Ottum
Enjoy learning a fun and fast way to create etched glass pieces. We'll provide a variety of etching patterns that will enhance and personalize your project. A goblet (that doubles as a candle holder) and an etching pattern of your choice (with all other needed supplies) is included in the cost of the class. You'll also have time to complete one or more additional projects on any clear glass items you bring to class. Consider bringing a clear mug, wine glass, clear carafe, vase, even a mirror. Supply fee for patterns and materials as well as for additional glass pieces will be available with prices that vary - starting as low as $1.00. Material fees are payable to instructor at the class.