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MSAD #11 Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Winter Walking

Calendar Jan 16, 2020 at 3 pm

Keep active this winter! Stop by Gardiner Area High School, Mon-Thurs 3pm-7pm, to walk indoors. Please enter the building via the Adult Education entrance and stop by our office to sign in/out. Beat the cold and reach your goals by walking one of our indoor loops. 

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So You Want To Be a Beekeeper


with Bob Foster

Calendar Jan 21, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Beekeeping has gained in popularity in past years. Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden and producing honey and other products make beekeeping a great hobby. Join Bob Foster, Vice President of the Kennebec Beekeepers Association, and find out what all the buzz is about. Topics will include bee equipment, when and how to purchase bees, safety considerations, honey and beeswax products, benefits and challenges, and local resources. There will be lots of hands-on materials and bee related items to “play with”.

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Guitar for Beginners


with Pat Colwell

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class is designed for those who are either rusty or who have never played. Don’t worry if you can’t read music. Participants will learn to play basic chords that will allow you to join in on simple songs. You will become familiar with the parts of your guitar, “open” chords, finger placement, different genres of music and much more. Soon you will be strumming along to your favorite music! Bring your acoustic guitar, tuner, and a flat pick. A 3- ring binder or pocket folder is highly encouraged.

Please note:  there will be no class on February 19.

Acoustic Jam Session


with Pat Colwell

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 19 weeks

Tired of strumming your guitar alone in your basement or garage? Ready to take the next step and start playing with others? This class will provide students with a low pressure, non judgmental opportunity to experience the joy that comes from making music with other people. We will focus primarily on acoustic guitar-based music, but other acoustic instruments such as mandolins, fiddles, bass & harmonicas are welcome, as are people who would like to try singing with a group. Students should have a solid understanding of their instruments including tuning, basic chords and rhythm patterns and be willing to work in small groups with other musicians. The ability to accept constructive feedback from an instructor is also important. 

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Fun, Fit and Fabulous


with Deidre Hutchins

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Feeling tired, off balance, or having a difficult time getting up and down? This 45-minute fitness class is the answer to help you feel both emotionally and physically younger and stronger! Reenergize yourself in this welcoming, spacious, and uplifting environment. This class will enhance your overall well-being by improving brain function and helping you to regain youthful energy. Stretch, stabilize, and strengthen your way to the best version of you. Let us jump start your day with positive and inspirational energy; guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Join us!

Beginner Crochet


with Samantha Dimmick

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

In this class you will learn about the tools and materials needed for crocheting, basic stiches, how to troubleshoot mistakes, and how to read a yarn label. Students can choose to make a scarf, dish cloth, or headband. No prior experience needed. This class is the foundation for all crochet projects.

Super Bowl Winning Snack Ideas!


with Vicki Dill

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Ready to host the ultimate Super Bowl party? This class will help you entertain the crowd for the biggest game of the year! Learn how to prepare non-traditional, fun Super Bowl meals and snacks with ease, as well as develop a beautiful presentation that will score a touchdown with your friends and family. Samples will be available and each student will go home with copies of the recipes to share and make again! A materials fee of $5 is due to the instructor at first class.

Strong & Fit


with Deidre Hutchins

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 5:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you want to take your fitness to the next level? This heart pumping, non-stop workout is guaranteed to strengthen your core, increase your endurance, and improve your mental state. Engage in resistance training using dumbbells, bands, foam rollers, fit balls, medicine balls, kettle bells and more in a spacious and welcoming environment. Plank, push-up, and squat your way to a new and improved you. Increase your energy, challenge yourself, de-stress from work, and rise to the occasion in this high-energy atmosphere. This will be the best 45 minutes of your day!

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