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MSAD #11 Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Gel Printing with Plants


with SpinOff Studio

Calendar Apr 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Come on over to SpinOff Studio and learn about printing with plants! We will work with different papers and fabrics to create works of art. Plants of all shapes and sizes are available, but you can bring your favorites along as well! A materials fee of $15 is due to the instructor at the first class.

Genealogy First Steps


with Emily Schroeder

Calendar May 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class for beginners to genealogy, we will learn research techniques using persons of particular interest. Document gathering, helpful tips for interviewing relatives and using specific forms will be covered. Also covered will be guidance in using resources, such as the Census, vital records, obituaries, and various organizations. Students will be referred to the Maine State Library and a number of websites for additional resources.

Getting Things Done When You are Over 60


with Harriet Vaughan

Calendar May 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will focus on giving you the confidence to put things away rather than leave stuff on every horizontal surface as a way of remembering. You will learn how to use your energy well and to adapt and compensate for short-term memory glitches. Your instructor will be sharing techniques she has developed for herself as she has progressed through the aging process.

Glass Etching


with Cathy Ottum

Calendar Feb 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Enjoy learning a fun and fast way to create etched glass pieces. We'll provide a variety of etching patterns that will enhance and personalize your project. A goblet (that doubles as a candle holder) and an etching pattern of your choice (with all other needed supplies) is included in the cost of the class. You'll also have time to complete one or more additional projects on any clear glass items you bring to class. Consider bringing a clear mug, wine glass, clear carafe, vase, even a mirror. Supply fee for patterns and materials as well as for additional glass pieces will be available with prices that vary - starting as low as $1.00. Supply fee is payable to instructor at the class. Deadline to register is February 14th.

Goal Setting with Vision Boards


with Rachel Hunter

Calendar Feb 5, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Take this opportunity to examine your goals in a fun, creative and visually appealing way. Vision boards are a collage of images, pictures and affirmations designed to serve as a source of inspiration for achieving your goals. Learn what the benefits are of creating a vision board, how to set goals and create a plan of action to achieve the goals you have shown on your vision board. Participants should bring any pictures, magazines etc. they wish to use. A materials fee of $10 is due to the instructor at first class.

Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Sponsored by MOFGA


with Jon Ault

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for a workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

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Healthy Lawn and Landscape


with Dale Finseth

Calendar May 15, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you want a lush green lawn and landscape that is safe for kids, pets and the environment? Surprisingly, a healthy approach to landscaping will also save you time and money. Join us to learn how to create a more resilient, beautiful lawn, without relying on chemical fertilizers and weed and bug killers. Topics include fertilizing, controlling weeds and thatch, renovating poor lawns, transitioning to organic care, and more. Whether you maintain your own lawn or hire a professional, this class is for you! Dale Finseth is with the Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Hospice Volunteer Training


with Kathy Baillargeon

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients facing end-of-life and their families? Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice, a non-profit organization, is looking for hospice volunteers to join the hospice team, providing companionship to patients and respite services for family members. In the training, you will learn about the history and philosophy of hospice, family dynamics, spirituality, communication, the adult disease process and other end-of-life issues. The training includes both classroom time and on-line training. Volunteers are asked to make a 1 year commitment, 2-4 hours a week. You can make a difference - start today!

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