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MSAD #11 Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Be A Mentor!


with Rene Igo Big Brothers/Big Sis

Calendar Sep 27, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how you can positively impact the life of a local child! Find out about Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs in your area. We'll talk about expected outcomes and volunteer requirements, get answers to frequently asked questions, fill out an application, and schedule an interview. Becoming a Big gives you the opportunity to make the world a better place by offering a child the life-changing asset of a mentor. Volunteer mentors help guide a child down the right path – sharing, caring and just being there to help their Little reach their highest potential.


Become Your Own Travel Agent


with Becky Ranks

Calendar Dec 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will provide resources and information for anyone who wants to find the best deals for hotels, cruises, RV travel, AirBNB, escorted tours, and more. We will answer questions about RV driving to Alaska and the western US, how to get the lowest prices for escorted tours to almost anywhere, and getting great deals on hotels while traveling at home and abroad. Information will be presented on river cruises for less, as well as airfare tips. In addition, you will go home with valuable online resources.


Beginner Ukulele


with Jason Goucher

Calendar Nov 19, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

With its chunk-a-chunk sound, whispery nylon strings, and diminutive body, the ukulele is having a moment. Find out why the ukulele is making a strong comeback in this beginner-level class. Students who have some experience with the ukulele are also welcome. Learn about tuning, strumming, fingerpicking, chords, reading tab...then put it all together to learn your first songs. Scales, technique, and easy music theory will also be discussed. Ukulele should be soprano, concert, or tenor size. Ukuleles are available to purchase at local music stores, eBay, or Amazon. Please bring an electric tuner. Students are asked to purchase Hal Leonard Ukulele Method, Book 1, ISBN 9780634079863, from bookseller of their choice.


Belly Dance


with Darcel Niles

Calendar Oct 17, 2018 at 6:45 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Belly dance is an excellent way to achieve toning and fitness while having fun and getting a good workout. In this class, you will learn belly dance techniques and style while enjoying a variety of music and choreography. For any age or physique, belly dance is one of the best ways to gain confidence and get in shape! This is a beginner class; no experience necessary.


Bird Feeding Basics


with Derek Lovitch

Calendar Oct 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Derek Lovitch of Freeport Wild Bird Supply for this fun and informative program covering all of the topics that you need to create a perfect avian haven in your backyard! Food, water, and shelter are the basic components of survival, and we'll learn how to supplement the natural environment to draw more birds to your yard and keep them happy and healthy. By selecting the best bird seed and offering it in different feeder styles and incorporating native plants that offer food and shelter, we'll learn how to have more birds, and get more enjoyment from our backyards. We'll cover the basics of the successful bird feeding station, including what to feed and what not to feed, types of feeders, problem-solving, and yes, of course, squirrel-proofing (and yes, It CAN be done!). The final section of the program will focus on the identification of our most common backyard feeder birds. All participants are invited to join a Saturday morning bird walk originating from the Freeport store (dates to be announced.)


Chalk Painting - Furniture
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Chalk Painting - Furniture


with Charlene Carr

Calendar Sep 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Bring your boring, unloved furniture to this class and transform it into something special! Students should bring a small piece of furniture, such as a yard sale find; end tables are a good choice. Any piece that you can carry solo will do. Prior to bringing the furniture to class, please clean with mild soap and water, sand off any chipping paint; otherwise, no sanding is necessary. Students should bring a quart of chalk paint, clear wax, dark wax, (instructor's preferred paint and wax is made by Annie Sloan, however, students may bring brand of their choice), an apron, and small drop cloth. Instructor will provide brushes, waxing cloths, and sandpaper.

Chalk Painting - Holiday Sign
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Chalk Painting - Holiday Sign


with Charlene Carr

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Tis the Season for holiday signs! Invite your friends and have some crafty fun making your own chalk-painted holiday sign. The instructor will teach students how to apply paint and stencils, as well as distressing techniques. Students should bring a sanded piece of wood (up to 10" x 14"), stencil for sign, chalk brand paint in color of your choice for sign board, small bottle of acrylic craft paint for sign lettering, an apron, and small drop cloth. Instructor will provide brushes.

Chili - On A Chilly Night


with Vicki Dill

Calendar Oct 15, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

With chilly weather comes the desire to make hearty, one-pot nutritious meals for family and friends. Chili has been an American favorite for a long time and can be made with meat or meatless, spicy or not spicy. Join Vicki as she, in her own creative way, teaches you how to prepare this soul satisfying dish. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the class.


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