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Throwing for Beginners 2/26


with Amanda Williams, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore clay forms thrown on the pottery wheel. Learn to make at least three basic forms: the bowl, the cylinder, and the dinner plate. Trim and finish your pottery pieces and learn how to apply glaze or slip. Tools and materials will be provided for this class. Students should bring their own aprons/art clothes and a hand sized towel. Materials fee of $36 (cash please) for glazes, slips and a 25 lb. bag of clay, is payable to the instructor at class.


scaeartsafire     scaeclay     scaeamanda

Puppy Kindergarten


with Amy Hebert Deanna Raihl, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 26, 2020 at 6:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn how to evaluate your puppies play habits and body language to ensure safe interactions are encouraged. Teach puppies to focus on you along with the basics of sit, walk on leash, come, down.

For puppies ages 8 weeks to 20 weeks of age only! Proof of vaccines required.

Lab fee: $100 paid to the teacher at the first class

Beginner Guitar


with Ian Weidner, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Always popular! Absolute beginners plus those with a little experience will learn chords, skills, and techniques to build a strong foundation to jumpstart your guitar playing journey. Learn to strum simple tunes and make the most of practice time. Open to adults and students 16 yrs+. Acoustic guitar and picks required; electronic tuner and capo highly recommended. Ian has played guitar for over 25 years and has taught group and private lessons for over six years; excellent student evals here at the Scarborough Adult Learning Center keep students coming back for more!

Four Wed, 2/26 to 3/18/2020, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, $60

Instructor: Ian Weidner

Cardio, Core and More! - Section II


with Jenna Chase, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Burn calories in a workout that is designed to strengthen the cardiovascular system, tone muscles, and boost balance, flexibility and endurance. All major muscle groups are challenged and includes regressions and progressions for each exercise. The class will use your own bodyweight, gliding disks and other fitness props. This class is great for all abilities as you work to the best of your ability on each exercise. Bring your own exercise mat, a set of hand weights, and a water bottle! No class 2/19, 4/22.

Instructor: Jenna Chase 
Section II: Wednesdays, 2/26 - 4/15, 6:30 - 7:15 PM 
Location: Manchester School - Cafeteria
Fee: $64 for Section II

Cut the Cable Cord 2/26


with Margie Genereux, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Frustrated with the cost of cable or satellite TV (not to mention the lack of customer service and tech support)? 

The instructor is a whiz with all the streaming hardware (Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, etc.) as well as streaming services (Sling, Hulu, Netflix, YouTube TV, etc.).  

Bring your questions; we’ll go slow and will give lots of opportunity to get those questions answered. 

scaecable     scaefun     scaemargie

German for Beginners


with Michelle Wyler, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Using a combination of high tech (language apps!) and low tech (index cards!) in an effort to reach all types of learners, this course offers an introduction to the German language within the context of its culture. During class focus on conversation and proper pronunciation in a variety of settings. Homework will be self-directed, with the goal of learning new vocabulary words each week. Instructor hopes to bring in German specialty foods whenever possible to expand and enliven the conversation.

Introduction to Beekeeping 2/26


with Brian Pride, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This is a one-session overview of keeping bees with brief presentations about the time, commitment and financial considerations involved with the hobby. We will review the equipment necessary to establish your own hive and options for placement of hives at various locations. Seasonal management of hives, pests and diseases of the hive and products of the hive will be discussed.  This is an interactive program with time for questions and answers.


Penobscot Bay Sail & Power Squadron, America's Boating Course-Hampden


with Dave Field, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

The basic five-week (8 hours + exam) course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of safe boating and to qualify for certification in most states that require boating education before operating a watercraft.  Coverage includes safety equipment, trip planning, navigation rules and aids, state and federal regulations, anchoring, dealing with adverse conditions and emergencies, communications, trailering, and knots and lines.  The information is useful for users of all sorts of watercraft (power, sail, paddle) and for both ocean and freshwater boating.  The course includes an examination.  The student course book is recommended, but optional, and may be shared.   For more information, contact the instructor at or 862-3674 or the RSU #22 Adult Education Office at 862-6422. You must register with Hampden Academy prior to the beginning of the course. You can register with Hampden Academy on line with a credit card at


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