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with Hobie Ellis
Get ready to set sail! The American Boating Course is offered by the Kennebec River Sail and Power Squadron (KRSPS). Topics include boating terms, federal and state boating regulations, aids to navigation, safety equipment, dealing with adverse weather conditions and emergencies.
Participants should check with their insurance company to (perhaps) receive a discount based on course completion.
Materials fee of $55.00 is payable to KRSPS at first class.
Boating Safety - Navigation
with Hobie Ellis
Now that you are ready to set sail after the American Boating course - learn how to aid navigation! The Kennebec River Sail and Power Squadron (KRSPS) is offering this two-week session on navigation including the topics of plotting, use of compass, position determination, etc.
A materials fee of $20.00 is payable to KRSPS at first class. This class is only open to students who have completed the basic American Boating course.
Boston Yummy Walk and Shear Madness
with Diann Bailey
Discover one of the most vibrant ethnic neighborhoods in the country. Boston’s North End is rich with history and home to restaurants, markets and specialty shops that make exploring these narrow streets a culinary adventure.
Yummy Walks is about giving everyone a giant, mouth-watering taste of life in Boston - the food, the culture, the history, and the people. Our gentle stroll has lots of stops with frequent, generous tastings along the way.
We’ll visit a pastry shop for Italian confections, an authentic salumeria, a pizzeria, an old world coffee shop, a classic Italian restaurant and more. Sample authentic flavors and discover healthy Mediterranean traditions as you get an insider’s view of one of the premier food neighborhoods in the country.
Our evening entertainment is Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse. Over 9 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation and up-to-the-minute humor, the play is delightfully different every time you see it. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.
Registration fee includes motor coach transportation, Yummy Walks tour and Shear Madness ticket.
Depart 7:15 a.m. Waterville (Elm Plaza), return 10:45 p.m.
Depart 7:45 a.m. Gardiner (I-95 exit 102 Park and Ride), return 10:00 p.m.
Deadline to register is March 14. No refunds will be issued after this date.
with Amanda Russell
Learn the secret to making a beaded button bracelet where the buttons lay flat around your wrist. Choose from a wide variety of new or vintage buttons and beads. The instructor will have large buttons for covering with fabric as well. Students will learn how to make a button toggle clasp and be able to finish one bracelet during class time.
There is an $8.00 materials fee made payable to the instructor at the start of class.
For more information visit www.mandyrussell.com.
Cabin Fever Cure
with Diann Bailey
A fun-filled getaway is a great way to cure cabin fever. Join us as we travel to the Hudson River Valley of New York to enjoy a diverse assortment of attractions and activities. Our first stop is Stockbridge Massachusetts, one of New England’s most picturesque villages and the setting for some of America’s most iconic paintings. Lunch will be served at the Red Lion Inn, one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating historic inns. We’ll have a chance to explore the village before heading to the Norman Rockwell Museum, dedicated to one of our nation’s most beloved American artists. From there it’s on to the Empire state where tonight’s accommodations are in New Palz at the Hampton Inn by Hilton. Friday will be a full day of historical highlights and fancy eating! We’ll visit the Franklin Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library and the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park. We’ll have a guided tour of Springwood, the lifelong home of America's only four-term president who led the country through the Great Depression and into World War II. The museum and library features special interactives, immersive audio-visual theaters, and rarely seen artifacts that convey the dramatic story of the Roosevelt era. Our day will end with a tour of the Culinary Institute of America, one of the best incubators in the world for leading culinary professionals. Following the tour enjoy a four-course student-staffed dinner at Restaurante Caterina de Medici, where truly authentic regional Italian cuisine takes center stage. Dining at this grand Tuscan-style villa is a culinary escape to another world without ever having to leave the beautiful Hudson Valley. Saturday finds us on another famous American campus – this time it’s West Point, home to the United States Military Academy. Our two-hour tour tells the story of West Point, its role in the Revolution and its famous history, along with stories about graduates who shaped our nation. The tour will bring the Long Gray Line to the present as you learn of the cadet experience and West Point’s continuing role in training the leaders of tomorrow. We’ll also visit the West Point Cemetery and Old Cadet Chapel, built in 1837. Please note that a valid ID is required before entering the Academy grounds. Our buffet lunch today is at the elegant Thayer Hotel in the MacArthur Riverview Restaurant. This renowned restaurant on the Hudson River, with its Gothic windows and old world charm, sets the stage for a truly unique dining experience. The afternoon takes us west stopping for a visit at Brotherhood Winery. In business since 1839, this is America’s oldest winery. We’ll tour the network of underground cellars, learn some local history and taste some of the Brotherhood’s most popular selections. Tonight, we’ll stay at the Best Western in Cooperstown and on Sunday we’ll spend the morning at the Baseball Hall of Fame before returning to Maine. Cooperstown is a bucket list destination for baseball fans but has something for everyone. If baseball isn’t your thing, there will be other options. Registration fee includes: motor coach transportation, overnight accommodations (three nights), lunch on Thursday, lunch on Saturday, dinner on Friday and all tours. Depart 6:15 a.m. from Waterville (Elm Plaza), Return 9:00 p.m., Depart 7:00 a.m. from Gardiner (West Gardiner Service Plaza), Return 8:15 p.m. Registration fee based on double occupancy. Deadline to register is February 15. No refunds will be issued after this date.
with Rick Gallion
For those who are considering building cabinets for a kitchen or just for storage in a garage or utility room, this course is for you. Learn what the options are in materials, basic carcass construction, frame and panel door construction, drawer box construction, and hardware options.
This is a lecture type class and will cover construction techniques and design ideas. There are no materials needed for this course and no protective gear will be needed, because there will be no machines operated.
Class will be held at Clary Lake Woodworking School, 777 Gardiner Road, Jefferson.
Connecting for Change
with Phyllis Kenney
This four-week series will help you take steps in creating positive changes for yourself. If you want to gain control over eating, smoking, relationships, emotions and other challenges, then this series will help you get started in taking steps towards your individual goal.
We will use meditation, visualization and some fun tools to keep you focused and creative.
Note: Class is held at Zardus Spa, Lincoln Avenue, Gardiner
Cooking for Crowds
with Deborah Barnett
Students need to register online with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at umaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/cooking-for-crowds. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 1-800-287-1471.
Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other services to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky!
- How do you store all that food?
- When is the food completely cooked?
- How long can you leave food on the buffet table?
Learn up-to-date methods for safely preparing, handling and serving food for large group functions in a workshop designed specifically for volunteers.
Church groups, food pantries, PTA's, and fire station auxiliaries, would all benefit from this training.