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MSAD #11 Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

DIY Father's Day Gifts with Essential Oils


with Mary Alderman

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Come join us and make some unique and useful gifts for that special man in your life or even yourself! We will be making Father’s Day gifts with essential oils. These gifts will be appreciated as a thoughtful expression of your caring. You will have a choice: shampoo, conditioner, moisturizing cream, shaving cream, aftershave, beard oil and possibly more. Students will be able to make 1-4 items. A materials fee of $20 is due to instructor at the first class.

Driver Education


with Mullens Driving School

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 2:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Mullen’s Driving School, with more than 40 years of experience, offers driver education classes in Central and Southern Maine. We want our students to be safe drivers throughout their lives. All of our classroom instructors are friendly and approachable, and they’re determined to put safe, responsible drivers on the road. There will be an additional fee of $20 to purchase textbook, How to Drive. Register on-line at or call 1-800-595-9070.

East Coast Swing


with Louis Moniz, JR

Calendar Feb 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Remember that great party you went to last summer? Remember when you got up and tried to channel Saturday Night Fever and everyone just stared? Don't let that happen again! If you learn how to Swing, you'll be the life of the party, impress the boss and probably get a raise. Who doesn't want that? Swing can be danced to a wide variety of music, making it one of the most "useable" dances. No experience necessary, just a desire to have fun! Both couples and singles are welcome.

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Estate Planning 101


with Dan Eccher

Calendar May 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

As you grow older, you may worry about how you can remain independent, pay for the care you may need, and preserve your home and your savings. Alternatively, you may be responsible for an older relative who is starting to fail. In this course, you will find out how and where to find good care, how to cover the costs, and what opportunities there are to preserve your estate for you and your family’s benefit. Subjects will include: home care, nursing home and residential care, government programs such as Medicare and more.

Folk Art Rug Hooking


with Janet Conner

Calendar Apr 6, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Like all old fashioned crafts, rug hooking is low-tech, simple and lots of fun! Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. Once you have mastered the basics, you can easily incorporate rovings, hand spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques and embellishments, We will discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking, learn about finding and preparing materials, and research sources for design inspiration. You will choose from a variety of simple folk art designed rug hooking KITS, for a small mat or chair pad, purchased directly from the instructor. See available kits at Email to indicate the kit you prefer. Your rug hooking kit will include everything needed: hook, instructions, design suggestions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and hand dyed wools ($41-$60, depending upon size). If you have a favorite pair of sharp fabric scissors, please bring these to class as well as a bag lunch if you wish.

French Braid Quilt


with Barbara Acord

Calendar Apr 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Create an absolutely stunning quilt for your bed. You will have the choice of making a 67" x 73" or 98" x 109" finished project. You will need to purchase the book "French Braid Quilts" by Jane Hardy Miller (ISBN 1-57120-326-5). A 10% discount will be given for the book and fabric if purchased at Mystic Maine Quilts. Your skill should be at an intermediate level to take this class. If you would like assistance in selecting the material, Barbara can be contacted at 522-9912. Class is held at Mystic Maine Quilts, 5 River Road, Chelsea. Supply list available upon registration.

Functions, Settings, and Menus-It's Complicated!


with Gary Swinton

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Today's digital cameras have a variety of features. Are you getting the most out of your investment? Are you happy with the results? Let a professional help you figure it all out! You'll be surprised by how much sharper and more interesting your photos are when you learn how to use your digital tools. We'll discuss image size and quality, shooting options, and menu choices that will make a difference in the sharpness of your photos. A Saturday morning "shooting" class is included (4/20), giving everyone a chance for hands-on practice. Leave this course with a solid understanding of your camera and the confidence to start making it work for you. Please bring your camera with you. A manually adjustable camera will work best for the purpose of the class.

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Gardiner History


with Dawn Thistle

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Gardiner has a fascinating history and the Gardiner Public Library has an amazing collection of artifacts, documents, maps, and photographs that bring it to life. Have you ever wondered about who may have lived in the historic homes in your neighborhood, what businesses or industries kept the downtown humming throughout the decades, or just what people did for fun during the long, cold Kennebec winters? Bring your questions and curiosity and join Special Collections Librarian, Dawn Thistle, for an armchair tour of historic Gardiner. Learn about Gardiner's literary, cultural, and economic contributions to the area and the nation.

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