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MSAD #11 Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Business Writing--Tips and Techniques


with Darcy Casey

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you need to improve your professional and business writing skills, perhaps to help you rise to the next level in your career?

This course will examine the elements of good business writing and how to make your own writing even better. Topics will include

  • planning your document
  • research
  • editing
  • grammar and style
  • resumes
  • reports
  • proposals
  • emails and other common professional documents.

We'll cover all of this with a healthy dose of humor and laughter along the way. The instructor will use a hands-on approach with activities and assignments geared to individual needs and interests.

All skill levels are welcome.

Candy Cane Holiday Floral Arrangement


with Arlene Gagnon

Calendar Dec 20, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy this carnation filled holiday arrangement that just "keeps on giving". After your carnations have withered, disassemble your vase and enjoy sweet candy canes!

This is an easy and inexpensive floral arrangement that is sure to "wow" your holiday guests. A $22.00 supply fee is payable to instructor at class and will cover all materials.

Please bring a sharp knife to class.

Project will be available for viewing in the Adult Ed office one week prior to the class.


Celtic Family Christmas


with Diann Bailey

Calendar Nov 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm, runs for 1 week

The Guardian says “it will raise you up and leave you misty eyed”. Natalie MacMaster returns to Portland’s Merrill Auditorium, and this time she’s bringing the whole family with her. Cape Breton’s famous fiddling phenom is joined by husband Donnell Leahy – an award winning fiddle vistuoso in his own right – and an incredible array of talented musicians (including their step-dancing/fiddling children – most recently seen on NBC’s Little Big Shots) for this special holiday concert.

Ushering in the yuletide spirit with a lineup of holiday favorites intermingled with classic Celtic song and dance, A Celtic Family Christmas is a joyous celebration that welcomes audiences in as part of the MacMaster-Leahy clan. Learn more about the tour at

Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation and concert ticket.

Depart: 5:15 pm from Waterville Elm Plaza and Return: 10:30 pm
Depart: 5:45 pm from Gardiner I-95 Park & Ride and Return 10:00 pm

Deadline to register is October 25 Refunds will not be available after this date.

Chocolate Lovers Cooking Splurge!!
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Chocolate Lovers Cooking Splurge!!


with Debra Arter

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Nothing says dessert quite like chocolate! In this one-night class we will prepare molten lava cakes, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and take home a fudge sauce to die for!

Bring your sweet tooth, apron, an empty plastic container and zip lock baggie or two and a friend for a night of sinful decadence.

We will also learn about the history of chocolate and how it was once used as currency!

Recipes and generous samples of all things we create will be distributed. Semi hands on participation. Laughter and brimming bellies guaranteed! A $9.00 material fee is payable to instructor at the class.

Coming Home to America - Immigration & Our Ancestors


with Emily Schroeder

Calendar Oct 28, 2017 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Delve into the fascinating study of immigration as it relates to your own ancestry. In this class we will be exploring why our ancestors came to America, where they came from, when and how. We'll look at major immigration laws, helpful websites, and the process of naturalization.

We'll also discover how the Maine State Library can help with this research, and methods for working on your own to discover your immigration history.

Consumer Matters: Scams and More (Lunch and Learn)


with Martha Currier

Calendar Nov 3, 2017 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

JOIN US FOR LUNCH while learning how to be a smart consumer who can identify and avoid scams.

In this class taught by Martha Currier, a Complaint Examiner from the Consumer Protection Division of the Maine Attorney General's office, get the answers to these questions:

  • Why are there so many scams and do people really fall for them?
  • How do I know whether that pop-up ad is legit?
  • When I purchase something, what protections does Maine law provide?
  • What tactics should automatically make me question whether an ad is authentic?
  • What should I do if I fall for a scam?
  • How can I avoid being a victim of identity theft?

The Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division fields approximately 12,000 calls per year and can answer all of these questions.

Cooking German Night-Spaetzle, Schnitzel, and Strudel


with Debra Arter

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

If your mouth waters when you hear schnitzel, spaetzle and strudel, this is the class for you!

We will prepare various schnitzels with side dish of German cucumber salad, taste pink sauerkraut, make a quick version of apfelstrudel and, of course, practice making plain and cheese spaetzle.

All recipes provided and generous samples will be shared by all. Bring your meat mallets and steak knives to class as well as an apron and two sealed tubs to take home "planned overs." You will get to eat a full meal!

A $10.00 material fee is payable to instructor at the class.

Deb Arter lived and dined in the asparagus capital of Germany for years - join her for oompah music and delicious dishes.


Full Course

Cooking with Essential Oils


with Richard Acker

Calendar Nov 8, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Most of us use common herbs to season dishes but did you know that these same herbs (and others that are less common) can be found in essential oils?

Add to your culinary expertise by learning how to effectively use these oils to expand your flavor profiles and produce healthier menus.

Richard Acker, a certified medical assistant, will share how to best use essential oils in your favorite recipes. This will be an interactive class - please bring questions with you. There is a $10.00 fee for materials, payable to the instructor at the class.

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