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with Arend Thibodeau, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 17, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You will need to bring a DSLR with a flash (on camera is fine) to class for this exciting workshop in portraiture.

We will explore studio lighting, and the various methods of setting up lighting scenarios. There will be strobes and flash units available and the class will fully participate in making their own portraits. Enter the exciting world of portraiture and learn to take your own family portraits, senior pictures or even capture images of your beloved family pet.


A Field Course in Old Barns


with Les Fossel, MSAD #40 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

This is a course for people who have an old barn(that perhaps needs repairs), want an old barn, or just loveold barns! The emphasis will be on practical ways to maintainyour old barn at an affordable cost. The first session is in theclassroom. After that, meetings will be held in the old barnsof class members. There will be as many sessions as arerequired to visit the barns of class members who want theirbarns visited (by no more than 12 people). This course isco-sponsored by the Morris Farm Trust in Wiscasset.The last class will be a potluck supper at theinstructor’s house, where class members can see theinstructor’s cabinetmaking shop and barns, and delve into hisreference library on early buildings (one of the very best inMaine).NOTE: Following the first class, the day and time offuture classes will be determined by class members in a wayto accommodate as many individual schedules as possible.Les Fossel is one of Maine’s foremost experts on earlybuildings. His award-winning business has specialized in preservingour early buildings for 42 years. He has lectured throughout Maineand the Northeast, including as a faculty member for the Universityof Southern Maine. More information on his business enterprises isavailable at:

Three Notable Women of the Piscataqua: Celia Thaxter, Poet of the Isles of Shoals; 19th Century Maine Writer, Sarah Orne Jewett; and Sarah Farmer, Peace Activist and Founder of the Green Acre School and Retreat Center, Eliot.


with David Ramsay, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Mar 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Three Women of the Piscataqua tells the story of three notable women who lived and thrived in the Piscataqua River region during the 19th Century:  Celia Thaxter, the Poet of the Isles of Shoals, who grew up on a lighthouse island and became one of the most popular poets of her time.  She was also painted pottery, did water colors and created an amazing garden on Appledore Island; Sarah Orne Jewett of South Berwick, Maine was a well-known writer and feminist who wrote 140 works of fiction, including seven novels; Sarah Farmer, founded a resort hotel, Green Acre in Eliot that became world famous for lectures and hosting spiritual luminaries from the major world religions. 

David is a narrator/tour guide on M/V Thomas Laighton during summers, as it cruises out to the Isles of Shoals and a Tour Guide for Historic New England at the Sarah Orne Jewett Historical Mansion in South Berwick.  He also gives history talks at libraries and retirement communities. Twenty-five years’ experience in the field of environment.



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with CYNTHIA PLAISTED, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 21, 2020 at 9:30 am

We are partnering with the West Lebanon Ladies Circle once again to support our local community! We are looking for adults who have taken a basic ceramics class to create soup bowls that will be sold at an event hosted by the West Lebanon Ladies Circle. All proceeds are donated to local food pantries. Create multiple beautiful bowls for this charitable event and one for yourself! Maximum is ten adults.

$10 donation suggested for materials.

No charge but must register.

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Flatwater Paddles on Local Waters


with Sam Horine, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Come along and paddle with Sam Horrine on flatwater in the Skowhegan area. The scenery may seem pretty from the shore but wait until you see it from the water! Each afternoon adventure will require your own canoe or kayak, personal flotation device, and paddle(s).

  • The first meeting on March 24 will be held at SAHS to review safety and to identify locations. Weather permitting, other classes will be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays in April and May.

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Introduction to Photography


with Arend Thibodeau, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

What is the rule of thirds? Why are my images boring? Why does my friend take the same picture as I do and her picture looks better? Bring your camera to class and learn how to make a great image rather than simply take a photograph. We will focus on what constitutes a great image and how to think about composition, lighting and subject matter. We will compare and contrast work by contemporary artists in order to understand how to develop our own unique statements as photographers.

Bring your digital camera or portable device with camera to this workshop.


International Community Pot Luck


with Ann Sargent, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Mar 25, 2020 at 5 pm

Join us for an informal pot luck to celebrate diversity in our communities and meet families and individuals from around the world.  Bring a dish from your own culture or a cuisine you love from near or far.  We’d like to know how many people are coming, so please contact us at Ellsworth Adult Education to let us know you are coming. The more the merrier. If you have any questions about the event, don’t hesitate to contact us at or 207.664.7110.  Makeup date (if needed) 04/01/20.


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Woman's Wellness Toolbox


with Barbara Joseph, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This is a gathering for women of all ages who are ready to take the time to honor their needs, wants, dreams, and precious selves. It's an opportunity to explore who you are and where you want to be, using skills to enjoy your journey with health, energy healing, health and wellness, self-care, environmental and lifestyle skills and solutions. 

As a practitioner, educator, coach and consultant, Barbara has been leading workshops and facilitation individual sessions in personal enrichment, energy healing, helath and wellness, self-care, environmental and lifestyle skills and solutions for 30 years. She is passionate about living joyfully and making a difference.

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