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Let's Pack a Picnic!
with Vicki Dill
A picnic is a great way to get outside, relax, and enjoy the beauty that Maine has to offer. While eating outdoors can be fun and exciting, packing food and keeping it safe can be tricky. This class presents traditional, as well as non-traditional picnic foods to pack and bring along for your adventure. Samples will be available and each student will go home with copies of the recipes to share and make for their own picnic adventures! A materials fee of $5 is due to the instructor at first class.
Maine Winery Adventure
with Diann Bailey
Let us escort you in comfort as you sample specialty wines along a portion of the Maine Wine Trail. Experience the natural beauty of Maine for a day of touring, tasting, and enjoying the best of Maine – in a bottle! Be sure to bring along a shopping bag and take home some of the best wines Maine has to offer. Our first stop will take us to Sweetgrass Winery in Union where they use Maine grown fruits and grains to produce hand-crafted wines and spirits with a distinctive Maine terroir. Just down the road is Savage Oakes Winery where they offer the state’s largest selection of Maine grown grape wines. Try First Kiss, Barnyard Red, Blushing Moose or Blue Moon. The names are as much fun as the samples! A catered lunch will be served at the always popular Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, where we will have a guided tour of the winery and sample several different wines. Some of the favorites include Perfect Stranger and Queen Anne’s Lace. Late afternoon takes us to Tree Spirits in Oakland, known for their picnic wines, brandies and absinthe. No one under 21 may participate -must have valid ID. For liability reasons, alcohol consumption on the bus is not permitted. Registration fee includes motor coach transportation, catered lunch, tastings, tours, snacks and souvenir glasses. Deadline to register is April 3rd. No refunds will be issued after this date.
Depart 8:30 a.m. Waterville (Waterville Senior High School, back parking lot), Return 6:00 p.m.
Depart 9:15 a.m., Gardiner (I-95 Park and Ride, Exit 102), Return 6:45 p.m.
Mandala Paint Night
with Nadine Aubuchon
Please join us for a night of Mandala art! Come learn how to create Mandala art using acrylic paints. We will paint on a 6x6 art panel that you will be able to frame or display with an easel. Join us and experience this meditative art form for yourself! All supplies are included.
Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese-Session II
with Diana Mosher
If you love cheese, sign up for this one-night hands-on class! Learn to make ricotta and mozzarella cheese without any special tools or pans. Enjoy a tasting session during class and then take home some of your cheeses to enjoy. Students will need to bring 2, one-pint containers to take cheese home. A materials fee of $8.00 is due to the instructor at class.
Not on Ancestry! What Next?
with B.J. Jamieson
This class is being recheduled from it's orginal dates. Current date listed is only tennative.
Learn how to explore resources beyond ancestry.com. Ancestry.com is a wonderful resource for genealogy research but other sites can also help put leaves on a family tree. Explore digitized newspapers and other sites to discover fascinating information about your family!
Overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
with Nichole Hinton
This course provides an abbreviated overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and how it is used to support youth with disabilities. ABA is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, adaptive learning skills, hygiene, etc. ABA is effective for children and adults with psychological disorders in a variety of settings. It has also been shown that ABA can significantly improve behaviors and skills and decrease the need for special services.
with Debra Arter
If you are stuck in a Mac and Cheese rut-you are in for a surprise in this one night class where pasta is the star attraction! We will learn about and taste varieties of pasta and correct preparation. We will make Pasta Pancetta, Rotini with Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Chives and easy Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pesto Bow Ties. Pasta can transform into a quick and nutritious meal and use much less sodium than commercial products. Bring containers to take home samples. Recipes and directions included for all dishes.
with Gary Swinton
Learn to create amazing wildlife photos from a professional. Topics include choosing the right camera gear, isolating subjects, dealing with backgrounds, using natural light to your advantage, how to use zoom functions effectively, choosing exposure techniques that will provide the best images and finding uncommon perspectives. Our 5/4 class will be held at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray! We’ll talk about animal behavior, habitats and how best to find animals in the wild. Residents include deer, black bear, eagles, owls and more. It will make an excellent location to practice your skills. There will be a fee to gain entrance to the park. This will be an individual or split fee depending on what the class decides. Please bring a bag lunch, or you may purchase a lunch there. Some walking will be required.