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College or Training?


with Caroline Mitchell, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 4 pm

Moving forward on your career goals takes planning. Which training programs are available? Where do you enroll? What applications and other paperwork needs to be completed before enrolling? How do you decipher college materials? This workshop will get you started and help you answer difficult questions about your future educational options.

Driver's Education: Wiscasset / May 2023


with Chris Brilliant, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 4:15 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Parents/Guardians are required to attend the last 30 minutes of the first class and do a ride-along with your child, to be scheduled by the instructor and parent.  

Please Note:  There is a make-up fee for missed classes. 

Are you 15 years of age or older and want your State of Maine permit to prepare for your driving exam? We offer driver education courses to help build strong, safe, and confident drivers. Students are awarded an instructional permit upon successful completion of the course with a grade of 80 percent or better. Only employee discounts are allowed, but you must call to register. If the student has a medical condition please contact the office or click on the link below as an additional medical form is required. Total hours of instruction is 40; 30 classroom and 10 driving. Full payment of $535 is required at the time of registration. If a student withdraws from the course, $75 is withheld from the refund to cover program costs. Only employee discounts for this class. Please bring your birth certificate or passport to the first class and a pen to every class.

Note:  You should only sign up for this class if you are sure you can make all the dates.  There is a fee for make-up classes. 

Driver Medical Evaluation CR24 Bath Campus

For any medical waivers please use the above form as this class is part of the Bath Campus. 

Class Times 4:15pm - 7:15 pm


May 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 30

Waiting List Policy: The waiting list is for the CURRENT CLASS only. If there is a cancellation before the class starts, we will email all students on the current waiting list to let them know a seat has opened up. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The WAITING LIST is for cancellations only. We DO NOT transfer students from one waiting list to another. Please continue to check out our website for new classes and register.  


Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (May)


with Beth Alteri Inspire Recovery Center-Healthy Acadia, Ellsworth Adult and Community Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

In 2021, more than 600 Mainers lost their lives to substance use disorder.  While that number is higher than any previous year, that number would have been 15 times higher without Naloxone.  Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and the only thing available to reverse an overdose.  You can't look at someone and know they are using substances.  One in 12 people in the United States have Substance Use Disorder, so the odds that you know someone who uses are pretty high.  The more people carry Naloxone, the more likely lives will be saved.  People can't recover if they do not survive an overdose.

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect our respiration, which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body. Naloxone saves lives by restoring the person’s breathing. Narcan is not a replacement for calling 911, but can save the person’s life while emergency medical personnel are on the way.

It is FDA approved and can be administered easily via a nasal spray. Even a child can do it. It was intentionally developed for use by those without medical training who may arrive at the scene first, such as friends or family.

Narcan (naloxone) is a critical harm reduction tool. Just as we have a fire extinguisher in every building and house to protect us in the event of a fire, we should also have Narcan readily available at all times.

Healthy Acadia provides free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training to those who want it, and an increasing amount of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

Beth Alteri of Healthy Acadia, works recruiting and supporting volunteers; works with the Substance Use and Prevention Team to increase community knowledge about Substance Use Disorder and to distribute and train people in the community about harm reduction tools such as Naloxone; provides coordination and support at the INSPIRE Recovery Center; supervises the Hancock County Maine Recovery Core interns and is a CCAR trained Recovery Coach.

Beth is a mother of three, teaches Zumba at the Downeast Family YMCA and is a member of the Ellsworth School Department School Board.  Contact Beth by email at

Advanced Ceramics


with William Flood, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jul 10, 2023

In this class, you will learn how to throw plates (dinner wear set), (lidded vessels) casseroles, and, if time permits teapots. This class is for individuals who have completed at least beginning & intermediate ceramics and/or have experience throwing. $55 for materials and studio fee, payable to William Flood, instructor, must be paid on the first night of class.

Session 1: No Class 4/17

Session 2: No Class 5/29 & 6/19

Yin & Yang Yoga (May)


with Christina Krapf, Ellsworth Adult and Community Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Heal the body, mind & spirit with a balancing flow of both gentle and challenging postures. Get deep into the connective tissue with a restorative stretch as well as get your heart pumping with an invigorating Vinyasa flow that links breath to movement. The goal is to create a state of peace and wellbeing. Class is suitable for all levels of experience.  This is an in-person class.

No class 05/29/23.

After a spiritual awakening in the summer of 2011, Christina was drawn to the yoga studio and to meditation. She enjoyed each class so much that she kept going back to experience different types of yoga and different teachers. She has learned that relating to the teacher plays such a huge role in whether the class is of fulfillment or not.  In 2014, Christina started working and training at CorePower Yoga in San Diego, California where she learned the benefits of Hot Yoga. This inspired her to get certified to teach through the studio, where she received her 200-hour certification in Hot and Vinyasa Flow yoga. Christina was also introduced to Yinki Yoga, a form of Yin or Restorative Yoga with the added benefits of Reiki Healing Energy. She was then inspired to study Reiki and receive certifications in Levels 1, 2 & 3, as well as Yin Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. 

Over the past 12 years she has transformed her practice of yoga into her daily life on and off the mat.  After 20 years of being an all day standing hairdresser and having pain in her physical body, she experienced a huge relief both physically and mentally from her practices. Her passion for yoga has literally changed her life in every way and she desires to share that with others looking to change theirs and to feel better within their bodies. She is very passionate about health and well being and would love to share her knowledge and wisdom with you on the mat!

A Family For ME


with K. McDonough A Family for ME, Auburn Adult and Community Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join the A Family for ME program for a live, virtual conversation about becoming a foster/adoptive parent in Maine.  Recruitment Specialists will be answering your questions about the different ways to provide care for infants, teens and siblings.  If you’ve ever considered foster care or adoption, this is a great opportunity to learn more and get your questions answered!  Learn about the licensing process; explore the various ways to provide care and support Maine youth, including respite care; and discover ways to support foster families.  Sessions will be held on the 2nd Monday of every month from 6:00-7:00pm.  No Fee.  Register directly:



with Beth Kozemchak, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm

Kittery Adult Ed. will be offering the following cooking classes in the kitchen of the Kittery Community Center! Join Beth Kozemchak, former restaurant sous chef, for these fun classes.

Learn how to handle and prepare fish properly. Learn how to skin, season and cook different kinds of fish. Bring a cutting board and a filet knife if you have one.

additional Material Fee: $10, paid to instructor at class by cash/check

Hampden - Intro. to the Pottery Wheel Session 5
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Hampden - Intro. to the Pottery Wheel Session 5


with Melanie Crowe, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Introduction to the Pottery Wheel - Hampden Academy

Melanie Crowe

Satisfy your curiosity about clay! Come get your hands dirty in this fun introduction to throwing clay on the pottery wheel! This 4 session class will provide hands-on instruction covering the fundamentals of throwing clay: centering, opening, pulling up and shaping your pots. You’ll learn about the stages that clay goes through – from wet, to leather-hard, to bone-dry and about the hand-tools used for trimming and creating texture on pots. Please wear casual, loose fitting clothes and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty.

Three Sessions to choose from, each limited to 4 students due to the number of pottery wheels. 

Session 4: May 8, 10, 12 and 17    

6-7:30 pm

Course Fee: $40 Materials fee $25 paid directly to the instructor at the time of the class. (cash or check only)

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