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Google Calendar


with Annie Sargent, Ellsworth Adult and Community Education

Calendar Feb 8, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Google Calendar is a versatile and shareable calendar that is used by many public and private employers.  It's also very useful for busy families who are juggling lots of activities. This is an in-person class.

You’ll need a Gmail account for this workshop, and will need to know your account username and password.  It’s ideal if you access your Gmail on the web vs. a computer-based program.  If you’re not sure what this means, please contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you!  Google applications are free and are a practical way to learn programs without investing in software.


Maine Munchies: Make Your Own Potato Candy


with Maine Tasting Center, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Feb 8, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

*Location change: This program will run out of Brunswick High School.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn to make your own candy! In this hands-on workshop, attendees will explore Needhams, an iconic Maine candy made from our state's top crop - potatoes! Learn the story behind this tasty treat, explore fun recipe variations, and whip up a batch of your own with potatoes grown right here in Maine. Each student will leave with potato candy recipes and their own batch of handmade Needhams to share with family and friends. This class is suitable for beginners; all supplies, ingredients and recipes will be provided. This class is taught by Liz Gross, Maine Tasting Center.

All About Dogs with Separation Anxiety


with Devina Iyer, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm

This is a live, online Zoom session:

One of the most common issues that dog owners face is their dog showing anxiety-related behaviors when left alone at home. These can include eliminating in the house despite being "house-trained", destruction of furniture, barking and howling or trying to escape. Some dogs behave more intensely than others, often making this dangerous for them.

During this talk Devina will address how to identify if your dog really does have separation anxiety, and how to get started with training them to be more relaxed when left alone. We'll also touch briefly upon the effect of supplements and over-the-counter remedies, as well as the importance of talking to your Vet about this. We will also have some time at the end of class for answering questions!

Devina Iyer (she/they) is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed with the Council for Certification of Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), as well as an Accredited Dog Trainer with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). They have several years of experience working with street dogs and shelter dogs, as well as puppies and family dogs of various breeds. They also serve as a Board Member for The Ark - Pope Memorial Animal Shelter in Cherryfield, and live with their own two rescue dogs in Trenton.

Best Hairstyles, Glasses & Necklines


with Candace Sanborn, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Feb 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Find out what suits your face shape! Discover the most appropriate eyewear, clothing patterns and necklines for your features, as well as hairstyle dos and don'ts. Come by yourself or register with a friend to learn some amazing strategies for looking your best!

Candace Sanborn, owner of Radiant Image, has 30 years of branding and marketing experience. Her goal is to use her extensive expertise to empower individuals, especially women, to gain confidence, feel good about themselves and form meaningful connections with others.

Healthy Homemade Soups on a Budget-Part 1-Blended Soups


with Annie Sargent, Ellsworth Adult and Community Education

Calendar Feb 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Soups made  with love can be a nourishing, flavorful and  inexpensive way to feed your family.  In this series, we will share techniques, tools, ingredients and tips learned through years of cooking for family and friends.  You’ll learn techniques about preparing ingredients, bringing them all together and tips on storage and serving.  A focus of the workshops will be the use of affordable and locally available ingredients, and adapting recipes to a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. Handouts, recipes and a small container of soup for your family to try will be provided.


Part I-Blended Soups

Blended soups are a great way to use a variety of vegetables you have on hand.  In this workshop we’ll prepare curried butternut squash soup.  We’ll share lots of ideas about ingredient options to make soups creamy and  about herbs and spices that will create a rich flavor to have your family coming back for more.  

Paint Night: Terracotta Pot Filled with Lavender


with Shirley Anderson, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Feb 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint Night w/ Shirley! Come join us and paint an aged Terracotta pot filled with Lavender, a beautifully scented plant with many health benefits. Layering, shading & dry brushing are some of the techniques that you will learn as you create a beautiful work of art. Canvas and paints are supplied.

Sewing: Open Studio 2.8.24


with Sandy Clement, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Have a project you need to finish or need some help with one? This class is for you! Bring any sewing project and get hands-on help, or just use the time to join some fellow sewing friends.

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Sushi Made Simple


with Carol Steingart, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

Calendar Feb 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Sushi may seem mysterious and exotic, but making great sushi at home is something anyone can do. Join this fun, hands-on adventure into the art of sushi rolling. You will choose from a wide assortment of sushi fillings, customizing your own rolls to eat during class. Miso soup and a dessert, both made with sea vegetables, will also be served. Everyone will receive a complimentary bamboo mat. No raw fish is used. This class is vegan-friendly. Please bring a cutting board, sharp, non-serrated knife, large bowl and a cotton dish towel. Cost includes all food.

INSTRUCTOR: Carol Steingart is a marine educator, owner of Coast Encounters, LLC, and specializes in unique programs centered around Maine’s rocky intertidal region.

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