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A Tour of Limington Lumber Company
with Will Kindred, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education
Visit limingtonlumber.com, and you will discover a colorful and educational web page describing this East Baldwin lumber yard. Founded in 1961, the mill was one of the first businesses in Maine to earn the new US Department of Labor’s safety SHARP Award back in 2010. Join us for a tour of this historic facility. Please preregister as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course. Ages 18+
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 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.
ATV Safety Course
with Vicky Conley, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education
This Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Course covers ATV operation, laws, landowner regulations and relations, basic first aid and safety, along with any other state regulated laws. Children must be at least 10 years old to take this class, and anyone between the ages of 10-16 must be accompanied by an adult.
with Peter Cowin, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education
Peter Cowin, A.K.A., The Bee Whisperer, will teach a one day class designed for those planning or considering starting to keep honeybees. The class will entail 4 hours in the class room learning basic equipment, husbandry, where to locate hives and how to care for the bees, harvesting your own honey and to get them through their first winter. Weather permitting, students will open hives in the afternoon and see everything alive and buzzing. Protective equipment provided for the day, please come wearing long pants, sleeves and closed toes footwear. A full range of equipment will be available for sale so you can be prepared to order bees and start beekeeping!
Card Making/Stamp Camp
with Elaine Ouellette, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education
Join Elaine Ouellette as she presented her Spring card making and stamp camp workshop. This one time class is $35.00 and that includes all supplies. Come and make some one of kind cards for all occasions. This class is located at the Alternative Learning Center.
Career Planning May 8
with Caroline Mitchell, Region 9 Adult Education
Each participant will complete the World of Work Inventory. This assessment helps individuals evaluate what is important in their future work. During the workshop, discussion will focus on how the information relates to career choices. Labor statistics and alternatives to traditional college will also be discussed.
Chain Saw Safety for Women
with Tina Scheer, RSU 24 Adult Education
Local logging sports athlete/promoter "Timber" Tina Scheer (Great Maine Lumberjack Show) and arborist Michelle Braley will teach you everything from starting the saw, operating it safely, fixing simple problems, filing a chain, cutting a small tree and de-limbing it, cutting your own firewood and doing it for yourself with confidence! Then it's into the woods to practice cutting safely with guidance from your instructors. This is a hands-on class. Expect a FUN atmosphere with expert knowledge! Students may bring their own chainsaw and safety equipment if they have them. Otherwise, equipment will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch and drink to class.