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Maine Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

After The Paycheck Stops: Retirement Income Primer


with Seth Cheikin, Portland Adult Education

Calendar May 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class is designed for people who are thinking about retiring or have retired recently. Students will learn ideas to help build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement, utilizing the framework of Plan for the Expected, Prepare for the Unexpected and Position the Portfolio for Both.

After-School Art Programs


with RSU #13 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Jan 15, 2019 at 3 pm
3 additional sessions through Jan 25, 2019

Confirmation letters will be sent home to parents with more information. Our after-school arts programs are offered to a wide age range of students. Please be sure to register only for what class your student is eligible for. There will be a bus to program sites (for those starting right after school) however, there is no bus home. Please have arrangements made for the pick-up of your student. Let the art begin!


Art Club - (Grades 4 & 5) with instructor Cindy McGuirl. A variety of art topics using different techniques are offered throughout the year. Students get a brief lesson on how to use the new materials and then create their own, unique projects. Some topics are: Duct Tape Sculpture, Bookbinding and a Halloween mural. The class is flexible in topics. SCHEDULE: Begining January 15. Meets at Thomaston Grammer School. Tuesdays and Wednesdays you may sign up for one or both days. After school until 5:30. No class when school is closed, including but not limited to: holidays, early release days, and snow days.


Arts with Heart - (Grades 6 - 8) with instructor Alexis Iammarion. MURAL ARTS in the heart of Rockland! Think big, design big and lend your talents to a cause! This year-long painting workshop focuses on collaborative mural work and creating one-of-a-kind beautification on pieces for local organizations like our animal shelter, hospitals, schools, libraries and local businesses! SCHEDULE: Beginning January 24. Thursdays. Meets at Flanagan Community Building, YMCA. After school until 4:30. No class when school is closed, including but not limited to: holidays, early release days, and snow days.


Arts @ Work - (Grades 9 - 12, Mentorship Program) with instructor Alexis Iammarino. This year-long program introduces local high school students to professional practice in the arts and provides young artists an opportunity to express themselves through art in a positive environment while creating collaboratively and gaining experience in making public art to enhance their community. Designed specifically for high school students, this program aims to deepen artistic learning, enhance student portfolios, and introduce the skills and practices of community, studio arts, and arts administration. Students in this program develop an independent project that is at the core of their studio work and mentors and professionals in that field or medium(s) are matched based on project goals and interests. Entering into year two, RASA's/Arts @ Work program continues to partner with host site, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s ArtLab as a base for experiential and contemporary work in the arts. SCHEDULE: Beginning January 25. Fridays. Meets at CMCA, 21 Winter Street: After school - 4:30. No class when school is closed, including but not limited to: holidays, early release days, and snow days.

Aging with Grace


with Carole Freeman, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Apr 3, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Apr 3, 2019

Do you look in the mirror and see a few more brown spots and wrinkles and wonder what’s going on? This class let’s a professional give you the inside scoop and explains anti-aging skin care treatments and products that may help you. Come and find out what you can do to have more youthful healthy skin.

AKC Canine Good Citizen Class


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

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

For dogs with basic obedience skills already. We build on the basic skills and introduce new distractions to proof the dogs behavior. This class is a good starting point for future therapy dogs and on week 6 the AKC CGC test will be conducted, dogs passing the test will receive a title. Dogs must be 6 months of age or older. Copy of vaccinations, a 4-6 ft thin leash, and soft treats.

Fee: $20

Lab fee: $120 paid to the teacher at the first class

AKC Star Puppy-Spring Session


with Amy Herbert, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The AKC Star Puppy Class is for puppies 8 weeks to 10 months of age. In this class you will be able to get all your puppy training questions answered along with learning basic training skills such as walking nicely on leash, sit, down, and come when called. After attending all 6 classes the Star puppy test will be administered and upon passing your puppy will receive a new title and certificate. All puppies are welcome including mixed breeds.

Registration fee is per dog, not per person.

*Lab fee of $120 payable to instructor at start of class*

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All Levels Vinyasa Yoga with Heidi


with MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

A flowing yoga class with roots in Hatha Yoga,Tai Chi and Shiva Rea’s Advanced Vinyasa practices. Experience yoga through breath work and postures with attention to structural alignment. Modifications available for those with hip, knee, and back issues. Bring a water bottle, yoga mat and please wear comfortable clothing. 


All The Dirt on Living the Good Life


with Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join writer and farmer Kirsten Lie-Nielsen as she talks you through some of the potential pitfalls and things to consider before 'going rural'. She'll discuss what kind of animals to consider, how to keep your homestead warm, and just how much to take on during the first year of homesteading. This introduction should help future farmers understand the realities of rural living, and will be full of stories of farm adventures. Kirsten is the author of Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese and So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader: All The Dirt on Living the Good Life. She keeps geese, goats, chickens, bees, ducks, and gardens in Liberty, Maine. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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America's Boating Course
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America's Boating Course


with Capt. Ed Jones, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course is designed to provide information on safe boating, piloting and navigation. It will include : required safety equipment, regulations, navigation aids, adverse conditions, anchoring, trailering, charts and much more.

Cost includes books and handouts. Certificates awarded.

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