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Hampden - First Aid for Pets


with Dr. Ai Takeuchi, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 6 pm

First Aid for Pets - Hampden Academy

Ai Takeuchi, VMD, Co-Medical Director for Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic

Are you prepared for when your cat or dog has an injury or emergency? Do you have a first aid kit for your pet when you go for a hike or head to camp? This lecture will help cover basic first aid and what to do if you are not within easy access to veterinary care. What should be in your first aid kit and when do you start driving to the closest emergency clinic. This will be presented by your local staff from the Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic.

Tuesday, October 24                       6 - 7 pm

Course fee: $10

Hampden - Medicare 101


with Courtney Cowan Licensed Instructor for Maine Medicare Solutions, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 6 pm

Medicare 101 - Hampden Academy

Courtney Cowan

Whether you are newly eligible for Medicare or have been enrolled for years, this class has something for everyone. This class will help you gain information on how to obtain Medicare, when you are eligible, and many other important topics. We will also discuss supplemental insurance that can be purchased to compliment original Medicare. There are many different products and carriers available therefore it is so important to become educated about the options you can choose. Medicare has various enrollment periods which give you the opportunity to change your policy if appropriate. Anyone with questions about Medicare will find this class helpful. Instructor: Courtney Cowan (license #PRR252278) offers insurance products through Maine Medicare Solutions, a licensed insurance agency.

Tuesday, October 24             6 - 7 pm

Adult Education course fee: $5


Hampden - Tai Chi Session 1 - Hermon Covey Physical Therapy


with Barbara Cookson, LMT, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 6 pm

Tai Chi Session 1 - Hermon Covey Physical Therapy

Dr. Marina Moscone, DPT

Tai chi is a series of gentle physical exercises and stretches. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. Tai chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. As we age or recover from an injury our ability to allow enough movement to balance becomes altered. Come learn balance and flexibility. Avoid re-injury! All classes are taught by therapists and they can easily provide modifications if needed. Classes held at Hermon Covey Physical Therapy - 2263 RT. 2, Hermon, ME.  Six classes per session. Please indicate which session you would like to register for. To be considered registered, class fee must be paid in full.

Session 1: Tuesdays, 10/24/23 - 11/28/23                   6 - 6:45 pm


Intermediate Pickleball


with Deborah Wintle, Massabesic Adult and Community Education

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Let's take pickleball to the next level! If you know the basics and want to learn more, join us in this class. Wear sneakers and gym clothes. No class 11/21

Full Course

International Tea Tasting


with Marianne E Russo, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Take a trip around the world through the many cultures of tea! Taste the differences and similarities of one country’s teas to another and learn a bit about their history, culture, traditions, and the customs associated with drinking tea. Registration closes at noon on 10/22. 

Marianne Russo is a Certified Tea Specialist and owner of Nellie’s Tea Company. She studied under experts including Pearl Dexter of Tea, A Magazine, and John Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. She has traveled to China and Japan's tea fields and factories, the World Tea Expo, and tea rooms in the US and abroad.

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Intro to American Kempo Kickboxing
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Intro to American Kempo Kickboxing


with Gilbert (Gil) Doughty, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the basics of American kickboxing, a full-body-strengthening martial art with origins in Far East Asia. Designed for any age, body type, or skill level, movements include punching, kicking, deflections, and evasions. Well-distributed balance and energy-efficient techniques are also included. 

Required: Proof of registration. Wear sneakers and comfortable athletic clothing, and bring a yoga mat for stretching, if desired.

Sensei Gil Doughty began practicing martial arts in the 1970s. He has trained with Maine Karate Association founder Sensei Reggie Groff, Master Seung Ook Choi of Choi's Kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do, and Sensei Bruce Cross & Master Steve DeMasco of Villari's Shaolin Kempo.

Intro to Ceramics


with Molly Brosnan, RSU 25 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 6 pm

Ever wanted to learn how to work with clay and make beautiful and functional pottery and ceramics?  Come join us in our new pottery studio and learn the basics of hand building with clay, including pinch pots, coil, and slab construction.  Time permitting, each student will also have the opportunity to try out one of our pottery wheels.  Each week will feature a guided lesson.  Replicate the lesson example, put your own creative twist on it, or work on your own independent project.

Week One - Texture Tumblers

Week Two - Pierced and Carved Candle Lanterns

Week Three - Mugs

Week Four - Sgraffito espresso cups, and glaze party

Note that students who are not able to attend week 4 to glaze previoius work can have their work glazed for a small fee.  Students will pick up finished work at a later date after the final kiln firing.

Students can sign up for one week, a combination or check out our discount for all four sessions!

Material fee is included in the registration fee and is nonrefundable if you have attended any portion of that week.

Recommended to bring: Sketchbook or notebook and pen/pencil.

Maine Driving Dynamics (65+ years old)
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Maine Driving Dynamics (65+ years old)


with Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 6 pm

Please note that we (RSU 24 Adult Education) will be offering this class in the Spring of 2024.  Ellsworth Adult Education is offering it for the Fall. 

For Fall registration and more info please call Ellsworth Adult Education: (207) 667- 7110

or click this link

 To register for this class, you must be 65 years or older. Maine Driving Dynamics is a Bureau of Highway Safety course aimed at improving a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. The five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that challenge drivers on Maine's highways. The course format engages participants with lectures, ynamicsvideos, and class discussion/participation.

Upon completion, students receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Some insurance companies give discounts after completing this course. Check with your company for details. 

*Students should bring their driver's license to class.


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