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Maine Driving Dynamics


with MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 15, 2024 at 8:30 am

The Maine Driving Dynamics course is a driver improvement course that is designed to improve a student's defensive driving awareness. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. Our goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes.

A student who completes the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record and may be eligible for insurance discount.

Questions regarding your license should be addressed to Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 207-624-9000.

Beginning February 24th, 2020, fees for canceled registrations will no longer be refunded.  No show, no refund.

Folded Bark Baskets


with Zack Rouda, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 15, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

The bark of some trees, like pine and birch, is a special, very unique material that has been collected consciously by humans for thousands of years. Bark can be very strong, durable, water-resistant and flexible; it has been traditionally used to make baskets, canisters and even canoes! Birch bark is also very flammable and can be used to start campfires.Learn to identify, regeneratively gather, process, store and make a folded basket of birch or pine bark. We’ll use hand-gathered spruce roots and brown ash splints to sew a rim on our folded birch bark baskets, which will be beautiful. All required tools and materials provided.

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Beginner Blacksmithing Level I Section II


with Sam Smith, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jun 15, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Jewelry, Hooks & HangersBlacksmith like it’s 1899!

Join "Forged in Fire" contestant, Sam Smith, and gain the fundamental skill of pounding iron in this age-old craft. Tend a coal fire and forge iron into nails, hooks and simple bracelets to bring home and amaze your family and friends! Course fee is nonrefundable.Required: Proof of registration. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (no polyester/synthetic material) and bring a drink/snack.

Sam Smith is a Master Blacksmith & Guild Master of the ME Blacksmith's Guild. Internationally renowned for his work on UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe and with 25+ years of experience in the craft, Master Smith represents an unbroken line of blacksmiths dating back to 1836.

Intro to Sewing


with Stacy Owen, Michelle Kruegar, Dan Toomre, Katie Rose Champlin, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jun 15, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
Learn the basics of cutting fabric, using a sewing machine, and the stitches available on most machines.

Intro To Woodshop


with Eric Dunder, Marrion Ladd, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jun 15, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Gain Hands-on experience with woodshop machines, turning rough-sawn piece of hardwood in to a cutting board. Beginners welcome.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


with Grace Stover, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Jun 16, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 7 weeks

The 130 hour Certified Nursing Assistant Course is designed to prepare the student to be a Nursing Assistant. Call the Adult Ed Office at 778-3460 for an application, registration requirements and placement on a waiting list. Details regarding dates, location and fees will be provided to participants as the class list is completed. Assessments are required (CASAS). 

June 18 to August 16, the whole course is 9 weeks.Tuesdays and Wednesdays 0930-1600

Clinical agreement in place for Pinnacle in Canton

Clinical Dates are: August 7,8,13,14,15

Clothes Mending Workshop


with Dan Toomre, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jun 16, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Mend your favorite garments to keep them our of landfills while saving money. You will learn on woven and knit fabrics, stitching by hand or machine.

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Leavitt GIRLS Summer Soccer


with Chris Cifelli, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 17, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Girls entering grades 9 through 12 will get a head start on the fall high school season by participating in the Leavitt Girls' Summer Soccer program. Using practices and games, you will get to work with your coaches on the skills and strategies we will use in the fall.

Players will need shin guards and a water bottle.

June 17 (start) July 31 (end)

Turner Primary Field Monday practice 9-10:30

Wednesday games 6pm starts

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