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MSAD #11 Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Living Well with Chronic Pain


with Lyn Neiz

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Living well with chronic pain is focused on helping participants manage their chronic pain and symptoms. This program is taught by community members, many of whom have chronic pain themselves.

Originally developed by Stanford University, participants have reported less pain, more energy and fewer hospitalizations. You will be given the tools and tips needed to manage your chronic condition, live a healthier life, and take back control!

Lyn Neiz is a Programs Coordinator with Spectrum Generations.


Luxurious Stenciled Silk Scarf
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Luxurious Stenciled Silk Scarf


with Cheri Weston

Calendar May 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

It’s spring, and there’s nothing like a silk scarf to add luxury and spring brightness to your wardrobe and accessories.

In this class you will transform a plain white silk scarf into a gorgeous and amazing wearable art piece using stencils and paint. You will be proud to give this as a gift (Easter and Mother's Day’s are coming up) or keep it and wear it yourself.

There are only 10 seats available in this class, so sign up early!

A material fee of $15.00 is payable to the instructor at the class.

Maine Lighthouse Adventure


with Sally Lobkowicz

Calendar Jun 2, 2018 at 9:15 am, runs for 1 week

Join an adventure by land and sea exploring the legends and lore of lighthouses in the Boothbay Harbor area. Board the passenger vessel Novelty at Pier 8 in Boothbay Harbor for a comfortable hour-long cruise through inshore waters by Ram Island Light, Cuckolds Lighthouse, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Monhegan Light and Seguin Island Light (some locations are weather and visibility permitting).Learn the stories behind these iconic beacons; about the lives of some of the keepers and their families - daily routines, schooling, traditions and hardships, as well as legends of the lights.

Your voyage then takes a dramatic turn as you make landfall on historic Burnt Island to explore Burnt Island Light, built in 1821 and still a working lighthouse. The group will have exclusive access to the island as your qualified Red Cloak Tour Guide leads you back in time, exploring the historically restored facilities on the island, including the keeper's residence and the lighthouse.

Go home with a new and very personal understanding, not only of the lighthouses, but of the people who manned them. Hear stories of the lives these humble keepers saved while enduring their own physical hardships as they offered those who went to the sea in ships a hopeful light toward home.

Meet at Pier 8 in Boothbay Harbor.

A portion of your registration fee goes toward the restoration of the original lighthouse tower which will be 200 years old in 2021.

Please register no later than May 15!

Memorial Day Wreath


with Arlene Gagnon

Calendar May 22, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Show your patriotic spirit with this old-fashioned red, white and blue wreath. Featuring a mix of artificial ferns mixed with clusters of red and blue berries, white flowers and geraniums surrounding a grapevine wreath, this project will make a statement on your front door. Top it with a bow of old fashioned American flag ribbon and some rustic burlap for that country feel.

Bring wire cutters and a sharp knife or scissors.

A materials fee of approximately $20.00 is payable to the instructor at class.

Mother's Day Floral Arrangement


with Arlene Gagnon

Calendar May 9, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

"Say it with flowers" - in a teacup. Show that special person in your life how much you appreciate them by creating a fresh, mixed floral arrangement just in time for Mother's Day. This colorful mix of seasonal flowers will fill a pretty, vintage teacup with all the frills for Mom.

No experience necessary.

Please bring your teacup (Think Goodwill if you don't already have one), and a sharp knife.

Lab fee of approximately $15.00 payable to instructor at class will cover flowers and other supplies.

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New Hampshire Winery Adventure
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New Hampshire Winery Adventure


with Diann Bailey

Calendar May 5, 2018 at 7:15 am, runs for 1 week

Many of you have enjoyed our past winery tours! This spring, let us take you a little farther afield as we sample some of the finest wines along the southern New Hampshire Wine Trail. Experience the hospitality of the granite state’s best known wine venues during this day of touring, tasting, and shopping.

Our first stop is actually in Portland where we will visit the Maine Mead Works Tasting Room to sample their signature Honeymaker Mead. Maine Mead Works was founded in 2007 with the goal of re-introducing the world to the oldest of all fermented beverages. They blend ancient tradition and modern science to produce a highly distinctive product.

Entering New Hampshire, our tour lunch will be served at the Holy Grail Restaurant in Epping where the old St. Joseph’s Church has been reborn into one of the Seacoast’s premier restaurants. The owner’s Irish roots are reflected in the food and ambience of this unique pub. We’ll likely be seated in the choir loft where the stained glass windows are easily enjoyed along with a delicious lunch.

This afternoon we visit Labelle Winery in Amherst where winemaker Amy LaBelle began making small batches of wine in 2005. Production has dramatically increased, now offering over 30 styles of award winning, world class wines all produced in a state of the art facility surrounded by lush vineyards. We’ll sample some of the favorites followed by plenty of time to visit the gift shop featuring all 34 varieties for sale along with the Winemakers’s Kitchen culinary line.

Our last stop of the day is Fulchino Vineyards in Hollis where we’ll sample a number of wines from their extensive selections. Let’s hope for a warm spring day to enjoy the Italian inspired winery and patio.

The day will end with a surprise (think Tuscany!)

Registration fee includes motor coach transportation, three winery tours, tastings, snacks and souvenir glasses, and Holy Grail lunch.

No one under 21 may participate -must have valid ID. For liability reasons, alcohol consumption on the bus is not permitted.

Depart 7:15 a.m. Waterville (Elm Plaza), return 9:00 p.m.
Depart 7:45 a.m. Gardiner (Park and Ride, I-95 Exit 102), return 8:15 p.m.

Deadline to register is April 5. No refunds will be issued after this date.


Seas the Day


with Marge Otis

Calendar Apr 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

Summer is coming! Here is a coastal scene to brighten your home decor. This beach scene, painted on canvas, is highlighted with a 16x20 wooden frame embellished with sea shells and netting. Bring your acrylic brushes. There is a material fee of $12.00 payable to the instructor at class. Project is available to view in the adult education office. No painting experience necessary.


Spanish Quickstart


with Mayra Eliana Figueroa-Gomez

Calendar May 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Habla usted Espanol? Quickstart is designed for the beginner who may have no experience with learning a second language but who wants to be able to read, write and speak Spanish for personal, travel or business use.

This is also for people who just want to learn a second language and build cultural awareness. Learners will start with the basics, including common language, expressions, pronunciation, and grammar.

Homework will be assigned and active participation is encouraged. Students will be responsible for purchasing textbook, Spanish is Fun-Lively Lessons for Beginners, 4th edition, ISBN-10: 9781567658156, from the bookseller of your choice.

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