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Table Saw Basics (Wednesdays)


with Rick Gallion, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The table saw is the most important tool in the shop. It does more than just cut wood to exact dimensions; it also does joinery, molding, and with a few simple jigs that you can make, it will also do specialty cuts. Learn how to get the most from your saw, how to use it safely, and what to look for when purchasing a saw. The course will be taught using the amazing new SAWSTOP, the saw with the built-in brake system that prevents injury from a spinning blade. No materials needed. 

Instructor Rick Gallion has been a professional woodworker for over thirty years and has taught many students the craft of woodworking. His shop is designed as a teaching facility. All classes will be held at the Clary Lake Woodworking School at 777 Gardiner Road (Hwy 126), Jefferson. Class size is limited. Safety glasses provided for each class.

Machine Sewing 101


with Sandy Clement, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn the basics of machine sewing and how to troubleshoot problems while working on 2 fun projects. We will start by sewing an envelope pillow with pillow insert. We will also be making a cute and easy zippered pouch. I will supply muslin for the pillow insert and polyester stuffing as well as the fusible fleece and zipper for the pouch. No need to bring fabric to the first class. You may bring your own machine or use one in the classroom. A $5.00 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

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Drilled Beach Stone: Necklace and Key Ring
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Drilled Beach Stone: Necklace and Key Ring


with Susan Randall, Kittery Adult Education

Learn to turn beach stones into beautiful one of a kind necklaces and key rings by safely drilling beach stones, setting grommets and attaching jump rings. At the end of class, you will have 2 necklaces and 1 key ring. Choose from prepared stones that Susan will provide. If time allows additional materials may be purchased to make more items.

2 Thursday sessions

Sept. 24 & Oct 1, 6-7:30 p.m.

Course Fee: $69

Material Fee: $5, payable to instructor at first class

Watercolor For Everyone


with Holly Smith, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class welcomes all levels of students wanting to experience watercolor painting. The weekly exercises are designed to build confidence through step by step instructions. Techniques such as wet on wet, dry brush, blotting etc. are integrated into each watercolor painting. Color theory and mixing is covered along with how to create a successful composition. Many students have returned each year remarking how much they enjoy the class. They learn something new each time they attend. Come and enjoy meeting great people who love to paint and have fun!

Full Course

DIY Halloween Card Kit


with Faith Garnett, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Sep 25, 2020

When you can’t give someone a hug, send them a card! And what says you care more than a homemade card? 

Receive a DIY card kit that includes nearly everything you need to make three cards: a card base precut and scored, coordinating papers, a decorated envelope, all images pre-stamped, with die-cuts and sentiments. Each card will come with a blank sentiment piece should you wish to put a different sentiment on the card. All you need is your favorite adhesive, markers or colored pencils, scissors or Exacto knife. 

Halloween kit includes 3 cards:

1 bendy card (folds flat for mailing) card,

1 pivot card with haunted house that opens

1 card with a group of trick or treaters

Also included are instructions, illustrations of completed project and the instructor's email. 

Ordering closes at noon on 9/25 and your kit should arrive within one week from this date. Fee includes shipping costs.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells her work at craft fairs and through private sales.

Let's Quilt With Felt
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Let's Quilt With Felt


with Bette Kersting Bell, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

Participants will have an opportunity to design and make a 12” x 12” muslin hand-quilted felt square. All other ma-terials provided including instructions. Most people make pillows or wall hangings out of their art pieces.

Beginners Hatha Yoga - Session One


with Gabrielle Hunter, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Class will be held online using ZOOM.

This is a gentle beginners’ yoga class focusing on body alignment, breathing techniques, balance and strengthening in a slow paced and open environment. Class will end with introduction and exploration of relaxation and meditation techniques with time to experience how your yoga practice is evolving. If you have any special physical issues, chronic pain or injury, please contact the instructor before the first day of class to go over health concerns, safety and any props you may need to help you experience the best class possible.

Please bring a yoga mat, 2 blocks if you have them, 1 yoga strap, 1 blanket.

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Ornamental Welding 9.28.20
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Ornamental Welding 9.28.20


with Wayne Twitchell, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

This is an introduction to three types of welding equipment. We will cover safety, welder operation, fabrication, and bending techniques, while showing you how to create garden and lawn ornaments. This class is NOT designed for anyone hoping to obtain work in the welding world. It IS designed for anyone help those who would like to be able to do minor welding in their own garage. Sign up early as class size is limited to 6. Registration fee includes materials.

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