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A Field Course in Old Barns
with Les Fossel, MSAD #40 Adult Education
This is a course for people who have an old barn (that perhaps needs repairs), want an old barn, or just love old barns! The emphasis will be on practical ways to maintain your old barn at an affordable cost. The first session is in the classroom. After that, meetings will be held in the old barns of class members. There will be as many sessions as are required to visit the barns of class members who want their barns visited (by no more than 12 people). This course is co-sponsored by the Morris Farm Trust in Wiscasset. The last class will be a potluck supper at the instructor’s house, where class members can see the instructor’s cabinetmaking shop and barns, and delve into his reference library on early buildings (one of the very best in Maine). NOTE: Following the first class, the day and time of future classes will be determined by class members in a way to accommodate as many individual schedules as possible. Les Fossel is one of Maine’s foremost experts on early buildings. His award-winning business has specialized in preserving our early buildings for 42 years. He has lectured throughout Maine and the Northeast, including as a faculty member for the University of Southern Maine. More information on his business enterprises is available at: www.oldhouserestoration.com.
A Journey Down the Piscataqua a Century Ago
with Dave Kaselauskas, Kittery Adult Education
David’s Power Point presentation will transport you to another place in time, as you take a historical journey down the Piscataqua River. A portion of the proceeds will go to Wood Island Life Saving Station Association.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., 1 session
Course Fee: $12
After-School Art Programs
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 October 9 - October 31 (BREAK FOR 3 WEEKS) starting again November 27 - December 19. 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 October 11. 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.
Illustration and Graphic Novel Intensive - (Grades 9-12) with instructor Alexis Iammarino. This high school drawing intensive gives time, space and instruction to young artists interested in developing their drawing, narrative and character development skills. Artists in this workshop will each work on their own comic book or graphic novel, learn how to be a peer mentor and to work as a creative collectively to assist one another in becoming confident and independently driven artists! SCHEDULE: Beginning October 11. Thursdays. Meets at Flanagan Community Building, YMCA. 5:00-7:30pm. 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 October 12. 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.
ATV & Snowmobile Safety
with Reggie Read, MSAD #40 Adult Education
Participation in an ATV education course will teach you how to properly operate and maintain an ATV. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate. Participation in a snowmobile education course will teach you how to properly operate and maintain a snowmobile. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate
Beginner Course for Exploring your Kittery Roots
with Kim Sanborn, Kittery Adult Education
In this workshop, we will help you discover your ancestors in Kittery History. Resources from the Museum will be made available to research the basics of your relatives such as birth, death and marriage. This is meant to get you started in finding your family from Kittery. We will discuss digital online resources for more extensive genealogy, as well as give you suggestions on how to find your relatives not from Kittery. Please bring the name of a relative from Kittery, notebook and pencil. We will do our best to help find your roots. Meet at the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum for this program.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m., 1 session
Course Fee: $20
Big Brothers Big Sisters Information Session F18
with Renee Igo, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
Come and learn how you can positively impact the life of a local child! Find out about Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentoring programs in your area. See measured outcomes and volunteer requirements, get answers to frequently asked questions, fill out an application and schedule an interview. Becoming a “Big” gives you the opportunity to make the world a better place by offering a child the life changing asset of a mentor. Limit 30 students.
Boo your neighbor fundraiser
with LeRae Kinney, MSAD#1 Adult Education
"Boo your neighbor" This is a fundraiser for the Freshman class of PIHS. For $25 you can have your neighbor, or anyone in surrounding areas "booed"
We will come and place ghosts all over the front yard and trees. Yards will remain decorated for 24 hours for all to see. We plan to set up on the day you request around 3-4pm and will come and collect the following day around 3-4pm. This fundraiser will run until October 31st.
Have some fun, and see your neighbors reaction when they arrive home to find that they have been "booed!"
Once you have registered, we will call you with the date of when your neighbor will be booed! This is a first come, first serve basis. If you have a specific date in mind, please call our office to see what availability is.