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MSAD #11 Adult Education


in Personal Enrichment

Become Your Own Travel Agent


with Becky Ranks

Calendar Dec 7, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will provide resources and information for anyone who wants to find the best deals for hotels, cruises, RV travel, AirBNB, escorted tours, and more.

We will answer questions about RV driving to Alaska and the western US, how to get the lowest prices for escorted tours to almost anywhere, getting great deals on hotels while traveling at home and abroad. Get information on river cruises for less, airfare tips, and you will go home with a valuable online resource.

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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.

Exploring Ireland


with Diann Bailey

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Céad míle fáilte! Travel with Diann to the Emerald Isle where a hundred thousand welcomes invite travelers to explore vibrant landscapes, fun loving cities and rich culture.

Discover the country’s highlights, starting in the fun loving city of Dublin and continuing on through County Cork and the breathtaking Ring of Kerry.

We'll visit the post card perfect Cliffs of Moher, the remote Aran Islands (an outpost of Irish culture that has remained essentially unchanged over the past few century), the historic and vibrant city of Belfast and the stunning Northern Island coastline.

We'll talk about culture, history, traditions, pubs, music and more as we discover why Ireland has a magical way of capturing traveler's hearts.

Tips and travel resources will be offered.

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Green Mountain Getaway


with Diann Bailey

Calendar Nov 3, 2017 at 7 am, runs for 1 week

Treat yourself to a fun filled weekend in Vermont this Fall. Our getaway features two nights lodging at the famous Trapp Family Lodge. This European style mountain resort features Austrian inspired architecture, superb mountain views, old world comforts and impeccable service. This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the Sound of Music – a great time to visit this property made famous by the Trapp family legacy.

During our two night stay you’ll enjoy all the resort has to offer including a large indoor pool, full access to the grounds, a special Von Trapp history talk and a tour of the Von Trapp Brewery – the family’s newest resort addition.

On the way to Stowe, we’ll make several stops including lunch at the always popular Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, NH where they have been serving home cooked meals for over 75 years. The Sugar Hill Sampler and Harmon’s Cheese and Country Store are on the agenda as is a guided factory tour at the Cabot Visitor Center where they’ve been making cheese since 1919. You’ll learn about cheesemaking, followed by a sampling of Cabot varieties including the World’s Best Cheddar.

Dinner tonight is in the Lodge’s lovely candlelit dining room where we’ll enjoy a gourmet dining experience complemented with attentive service and beautiful mountain views. Add in local farm-to-table ingredients and you have the recipe for a deliciously fresh meal that you won’t soon forget.

Saturday begins with a breakfast buffet at the lodge featuring all of the specialty items that Vermont is famous for. We’ll have a full day including time for shopping on Stowe’s charming Main Street, a visit to Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio, exploring the unique shops in Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace and lunch at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill.

Dinner tonight is at the Von Trapp Bierhall where we’ll enjoy a little bit of Austria and a lot of Vermont!

Sunday brings another buffet breakfast and departure from Stowe. As we work our way towards home, we’ll stop in Montpelier at Morse Farm Maple Sugar Works for a sugar house tour and tasting. Then it’s on to historic Woodstock for lunch on your own in the downtown area.

After a very full weekend we expect to return home by approximately 9:00 pm.

Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation, two nights accommodations, 2 breakfast buffets, 2 dinners, 2 lunches and all tours/talks. All other meals/ expenses are on your own.

Depart 7:00 am from Waterville (Elm Plaza) Return 9:30 pm
Depart 7:45 am from Gardiner (Hannaford) Return 8:45 pm

Deadline to register is October 29. No refunds after this date.


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Iceland - Land of Fire and Ice


with Deb Bomaster

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

Some of the earth's most astounding and extreme landscapes can be found in Iceland - the land of fire and ice.

Join Deb (who has explored much of the country's southern coastal areas) for a highlights tour of natural wonders that make Iceland one of Lonely Planets top European destinations.

We'll explore the Golden Circle, a ring of some of Iceland’s most magnificent geysers and waterfalls, the south coast ( a stunning region of black beaches, looming glaciers and picturesque villages) and we'll cruise through the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (famed for its huge blue icebergs). We'll visit the world famous Blue Lagoon and walk on a glacier at Snæfellsnes National Park, visit an Icelandic settlement exhibition and learn about Viking history.

We'll talk about culture, history, traditions, food, wildlife and more as we discover Iceland's allure for travelers.

Tips and travel resources will be offered.


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Maine Winery Adventure


with Diann Bailey

Calendar Oct 28, 2017 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Let us escort you in comfort as you sample specialty wines along a portion of the Maine Wine Trail. Experience the natural beauty of coastal Maine for a day of touring, tasting, and enjoying the best of Maine – in a bottle! Be sure to bring along a shopping bag and take home some of the best wines Maine has to offer.

Our first stop will take us to Sweetgrass Winery in Union where they use Maine grown fruits and grains to produce hand-crafted wines and spirits with a distinctive Maine terroir.

Just down the road is Savage Oakes Winery where they offer the state’s largest selection of Maine grown grape wines. Try First Kiss, Barnyard Red, Blushing Moose or Blue Moon. The names are as much fun as the samples!

A catered lunch including wine will be served at Breakwater Vineyards in scenic Owls Head where they grow 2500 grapevines on a 32 acre farm. Their Bees Knees Mead is a traditional favorite. The winery is named after the mile-long breakwater that protects the harbor in Rockland. A portion of the profits are donated to restoration efforts of the historic lighthouse.

From there we will travel to the always popular Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, where we will have a guided tour of the winery and sample several different wines. Some of the favorites include Perfect Stranger, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Treasure.

No one under 21 may participate -must have valid ID.

For liability reasons, alcohol consumption on the bus is not permitted.

Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation, catered lunch, tastings, tours, snacks and souvenir glasses.

Depart 8:30 a.m., Waterville (Elm Plaza), Return 7:00 p.m.
Depart 9:00 a.m., Gardiner (I-95 Park and Ride), Return 6:30 p.m.

Deadline to register is September 28. No refunds will be issued after this date.


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