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Cooking Matters for Adults
with Courtney Roderick
In this series of six FREE, fun and interactive cooking and nutrition classes, participants will learn how to shop, cook, and eat healthy on a budget.
All materials will be provided at no cost and participants will cook a delicious meal and eat together at every class.
They will also receive ingredients to make the meal at home again!
Cooking with Essential Oils
with Richard Acker
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 $20.00 fee for materials, payable to the instructor at the class.
Creative Techniques for Floral Design
with Andrea Ault
Andrea Ault, owner of Honeysuckle Way Flowers, specializes in creative wedding bouquets. Sought after for her unique design and use of non-traditional items, Andrea stays busy helping couples celebrate their weddings with natural, organic style floral arrangements.
In this one-night class, you will learn her secrets and techniques for creating a seasonal centerpiece that will impress everyone. There is no better way to welcome spring than with flowers.
Material fee of $32.00 is payable to instructor at the class.
Crochet Granny Square
with Samantha Dimmick
You won't believe how many things you can do with a granny square! These versatile crochet patterns are the foundation for lots of fun and creative projects.
Students will learn how to follow a pattern to create a granny square and how to join squares to create a larger project such as a blanket, tote bag or pillow.
Basic knowledge of crochet stitches is required. Bring one crochet hook size 5.5mm, 6.0 mm or 6.5 mm along with two skeins of two coordinating colors.
Crochet Market Tote Bag
with Samantha Dimmick
Make this practical tote and you'll never need another plastic bag at the farmer’s market or grocery store! Picking vegetables from your garden, picking apples in the fall, or even bringing library books home, this durable market tote is versatile and cute all in one! Made with cotton yarn, you can make a tote for yourself or it makes a great mother’s day gift.
Must know basic crochet stitches for this class.
What you will need: 3 balls of cotton yarn (or about 12 oz total), 5mm (H) or 5.5mm (I) hook. Recommended cotton yarn: sugar ‘n’ cream (any craft store), Bernat Handicrafter (some craft stores) or Peaches ‘n’ Cream (Walmart).
Designing Your Landscape
with Sharon Turner
Have you always wanted to develop a plan to make the most of your yard and garden? Then this field-based class is for you!
After the first meeting, classes will meet at each participant's property where individualized, site-specific options will be developed. Organic practices will be emphasized as well as the incorporation of native plants, especially those important for birds, bees, butterflies, and other beneficials.
Dates and times of meetings after the first session will change subject to participant approval. Class will include a visit to Sharon's nursery in Washington where she specializes in heirloom vegetables and flower seedlings, native perennials, shrubs and trees.
A materials fee of $10.00 is payable to the instructor.
Please notify adult education office of your physical address.
Digital Photo Safari - Botanical Garden
with Gary Swinton
This course is for amateur photographers who want to take their skills to the next level. Learn and apply how to control exposure, depth of field, and shutter speed for certain effects. Shoot in various formats and use advanced menu features to enhance your work.
The Saturday photo safari (5/12) will take us to Coastal Maine Botanical Garden where we should find tulips and other spring flowers bursting with color. The instructor will be available to make suggestions and answer questions as students are taking pictures. You’ll have an opportunity to practice with a variety of camera functions with special emphasis on the macro settings for close up shots.
Admission to the gardens and transportation will be at the expense of the student.
Reviewing and critiquing your photos will be the focus of the last class.
Please bring a camera that has an option for manual settings.
Disc Golf for Beginners--Session I
with Cathy McDevitt
Disc Golf is one of the best lifetime fitness sports. If you can throw a Frisbee and you like to have fun, you can play disc golf. It is easy to learn, a healthy activity and accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels.
Students will learn about the types of discs, different ways to throw the discs, and rules for recreation.
The class will be held the CR Farm Disc Golf club on 702 Lewiston Road, West Gardiner on their 21-hole course with wooded and open terrain.
A $6.00 disc will be included in the registration fee.
Rain date is May 20.