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MSAD #11 Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Think Blueberries!


with Marge Otis

Calendar Apr 13, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

A circular garland of blueberries is framed with wicker in this easy project. Use acrylics to create the design and a circular charger plate to create the frame. Made to hang easily on any wall, this will be a nice gift or keep it yourself!

Bring your acrylic brushes.

There is a material fee of $10.00 payable to the instructor at the class. Project is available to view in the adult education office.

No painting experience necessary.

Ticks and Diseases in Maine


with Donna Guppy

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that ticks don’t jump or fly or drop from trees onto their hosts? They typically use a passive behavior known as questing to seek out their hosts. When questing, they can simply latch on to a suitable host as it passes by.

Learn about tick biology, ecology, tick-borne diseases in Maine and prevention. The class is taught by the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in cooperation with the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.

Train Your Puppy or Small Dog


with John Palange

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you want to teach your puppy or small dog positive behavior patterns and guide him or her to fit into your family? Join John Palange in this six-week class which will focus on socialization skills.

Age limit for puppies is up to seven months. Small dogs over seven months and under 20 lbs. are also welcome to join this class. Proof of rabies vaccination must be submitted to the Adult Ed office prior to first class. Dogs must be on a leash.

John Palange has trained dogs professionally at K-9 Training Center for over 40 years, with other trainers often referring their most “challenging” dogs to him. He specializes in obedience and problem behavior. Check out his website at

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Travel Photography


with Gary Swinton

Calendar Mar 19, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Please note: New dates for this class are Monday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 28.

We're all eager to share our photos after awesome vacations. Unfortunately, we're often disappointed with what we come home with! Whether your travels take you to exotic locales or the coast of Maine, you can learn how to shoot like a pro.

Learn powerful techniques for photographing people, landmarks, landscapes and events. Discover why you should wake up early and nap at noon, and where to place objects in the frame (a.k.a. composition).

To get the most benefit from this course you should have a camera with manual settings capabilities and have a basic understanding of its functions. Bring camera and a tripod to class.

Twigs and Things


with Linda Redman

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

In this class, Master Gardener Linda Redman will demonstrate clever ways to turn bare branches into garden architecture like fences and arbors.

Learn how to make creative use of materials you likely have in your back yard. Tools that will make these projects easier, where and what kind of materials are the best to use, and the easiest way to tackle the larger project of a gate, fence, trellis or arbor, will be discussed.

There will be many examples of projects you can do you on your own.

Linda will be bringing an arbor, fence and small projects to share with students.

Understanding Medicare


with Robert Harvey

Calendar Apr 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever felt like Medicare regulations are a black box? There’s an alphabet soup of plans, a book of fine print and a calendar full of dates to remember. The whole thing seems like a mystery with too few clues to solve.

Robert Harvey, a Licensed Insurance Agent with HealthMarkets, can answer many of the questions you may have about Medicare, from the beginning of the process on. He will discuss – when you are eligible, what is the timeline for enrollment without penalties, what original Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what additional plans work in conjunction with Original Medicare, and your financial assistance options.

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Up-Cycled Wool Sweater Purse


with Diana Mosher

Calendar Mar 21, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Re-purpose that old wool sweater into a cute sling purse! You're sure to receive many compliments on this lined and embellished over the shoulder bag.

No sewing machine but basic sewing skills are required.

Students need to bring sharp scissors, pins and a few decorative buttons.

The instructor will provide all other supplies including the sweater. There is a $10 material fee payable to instructor at the class.


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Watercolor-Window Water View


with Kellie Chasse

Calendar May 2, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Bring out your inner artist and complete a 5"x7" watercolor painting in one night! Join Portland Jetport's featured artist and online instructor Kellie Chasse, as she shows you how to create this watercolor painting step by step!

No art experience is needed. All painting supplies will be provided by the instructor along with an 8"x10" acid free mat, foam core backing and plastic sleeve.

There will be a $10.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the night of the class.

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