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Ukulele Introduction for Seniors


with Duncan Perry, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
It is never too late to learn to play a musical instrument -- and, besides, it's good for you! And what fun it is to pick up a ukulele and knock out a tune for your grandchildren, or better yet, play along with them. Or how about the thrill of playing for friends and with others? Here is where that journey begins! Join us for our easy-paced, no-pressure, fun-filled ukulele class! Our seasoned and popular ukulele instructor, Duncan Perry, himself a senior, loves sharing his knowledge of the mighty ukulele and will start you out slowly. He will teach you a handful of chords and some basic strumming patterns and you will leave the class knowing how to play songs you grew up with! No experience playing an instrument is necessary and you don’t have to know how to read music. But you do have to promise to practice regularly! Of course, you will need a playable ukulele (we are happy to provide information on where to buy one if you don't have one available). So grab a uke, sign up, tune up, show up and bloom on Zoom! (We can help you get acclimated to Zoom too, but you will need a computer or tablet capable of receiving Zoom).
Holiday Macrame
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Holiday Macrame


with Sarah McDarby, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Join Sarah to learn several basic knots and create a few ornaments for your holiday tree. You will learn beginner knots as well as some common terminology associated with the art of macrame. A materials fee of $5.00 must be paid to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Create a Canvas Wrapped Photo
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Create a Canvas Wrapped Photo


with Gary Swinton, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education ( 207-582-3774

Imagine one of your favorite photos prominently displayed as a canvas wrap. In this class you will learn techniques and how to present your photograph with the greatest impact. Preparation of the photos, and for distribution and display online, will also be discussed. Each student may make one canvas wrap print in class. There will be an additional fee, paid to the instructor to cover the cost of supplies and printing; fee will depend on what size canvas wrap is chosen. Bring a thumb drive with some of your favorite photos! 

What a great present your canvas wrapped photo would be for someone special!


Pet Portraits


with Shirley Anderson, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education ( 207-582-3774

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Create your own special pet’s portrait or the pet of a family member: cat, dog, rooster, etc! Shirley will sketch your pet onto a canvas and get it ready for you to paint in class. Register early and email your pet’s photo to her at least a week before the class (call our office for the email address). Canvas, paint and supplies all included. A great one-of-a kind gift. Choose one of two sessions.

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Polymer Clay Ornaments


with Sandy Clement Linda Leach, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Join us for this 2-part class in which we'll cover glass ornaments with polymer clay. In the first class we'll assemble the chrysanthemum cane (simple but looks complex). We'll cover and bake our ornaments in the second class. Everyone goes home with 3 completed ornaments. $10 materials fee covers ornaments, clay, inclusions and extras. Tools and pasta machine will be provided.

Full Course
H - Make Your Own Chapstick
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H - Make Your Own Chapstick


with Devon Kane, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Make Your Own Chapstick - Hampden Academy Devon Kane Join this class to learn how to make chapstick infused with your favorite essential oil. These make great gifts, or can be used personally! Use the essential oils provided, or mix and match/ bring your own.

Wednesday, December 7               6 - 8 pm

Materials Fee: $10 paid directly to instructor at the time of the class. Cash or check only.

Seasonal Felt Floral Wreath


with Sarah deGrandis, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Looking to add some seasonal color to your home? Make simple flowers and foliage from felt and attach them to modern metal hoops for a unique and colorful floral wreath. Cost includes all material needed! 

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Balsam Fir Wreath Workshop


with Woodlot Management & Products, Gray-New Gloucester Adult Education

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm

You'll have an evening filled with fun as you create a Maine traditional holiday decoration for your home, or for a gift. Make a beautiful, fresh 24" balsam fir Christmas wreath. Beginners become instant wreath makers with easy clamp rings and step by step instructions. Your wreath will remain fresh throughout the holidays and beyond. After the holidays, everything can be recycled.

Please bring: gloves, small hand pruners, and materials fee of $13 cash to be paid to the instructor. Additional supplies will be available for purchase.

Full Course

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