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Online Chinese Cooking with Chris Toy


with Chris Toy, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Sep 7, 2020

Online Cooking with Chris Toy

Join best-selling cookbook author and cooking instructor Chris Toy, as he shows you step by step the secrets to some of his favorite recipes: Five Seasons Wok Roasted Whole Chicken, Wonton Soup, Stir-Fried Hoisin Pork, Egg Rolls and more! Start and finish in your own time! Students will have access to all the videos and Chris’s new cookbook. Get started by viewing all the recipes and online videos. Decide what you’d like to try first, then make a shopping list. Practice, eat, repeat as often as you like.

Upon registration, students will be sent links to access instructional videos as well as Chris’s phone and email information for personalized support.

Registration: $35 Includes a copy of Chris’s new cookbook, a $16.95 value!

Class access available until December 31, 2020

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with Del Harris, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 15, 2020 at 6 pm

This class is designed for beginners and/or experienced woodworkers. You will have the opportunity to either: 1) bring your own personal project with which you want help, or 2) decide on a new project at 1st class. There are many finishing techniques available for your desired effect of each project. Beginner level class time and eperienced level class time will stagger to accommodate for individual needs, to be decided at the 1st class. You will learn the safe and correct use of various wood working machines and complete a desired project. 

Materials project determined (if applicable)



with STEPHANIE WARD, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 27, 2020 at 6 pm

This course is for those who have never taken an ASL class before or need to refresh their knowledge from years ago. Finger spelling and basic vocabulary will be taught and practiced in a fun, comfortable environment. Class will be kept small in order to focus on your individual purpose for learning. 

Class will be done on ZOOM.



with Steve Paquette, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 6 pm

Be better than a map app! Learn basic navigation and chart/map reading. We will be making our own accurate map/ chart and learning compass reading as it relates to true directions. This information is applicable to land, sea and air. This course can expand to introduce nautical/ air-nautical navigation to set up for a Merchant Marine or Pilot’s license. 

Materials: Will be provided by instructor, fee TBD, pay instructor at 1st class. 

10 TIPS: Choosing My Plate


with SNAP-Ed Alexis Guy, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar Nov 30, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Want to learn how to eat and prepare healthy foods on a limited budget? Come to this online workshop taught by a trained professional.

This FREE 4-class series will give you skills to shop, cook, and eat nutritious food on a budget. Lessons will be pre-recorded so you can watch them at your convenience, and will be followed by a live Q&A after the last class on 12/21/20 via Zoom for discussions. Lessons focus on building a balanced plate, incorporating more fruits and vegetables into meals and snacks, eating more whole grains, and getting a variety of sources of protein. Each lesson features a recipe demo.

All paticipants will receive a colorful cookbook with 24 healthy, low cost recipes and nutritional tips!

*Please provide a current working email address when registering for this course. This class will occur via ZOOM, Google Meets, or WebEx and you will be sent a link prior to the first night of class. The technology requirements for this class are a good internet connection and a tablet, a smartphone, a laptop, or a desktop computer with a microphone and camera.

Cooking the Tastes of Cajun and Creole 12.2.20
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Cooking the Tastes of Cajun and Creole 12.2.20


with Jordan Benissan, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Have you ever been curious about Cajun and Creole cuisine? It has amazing origins from several cultures. Jordan Benissen of Me Lon Togo recently added these cuisines to his menu to great success. You will learn the history and culture of this food with possible dishes such as Whole Red Snapper with Red Beans and Rice and Jambalaya, Gumbo, Cioppino (a stew which can include lobster, scallops, king crab legs, shrimp, basil, parsley, fennel, oregano, crushed red pepper, shallots, garlic, a vegetable white wine broth with tomato paste and fresh tomatoes), or the classic New Orleans dish, Étouffée.

Holiday Candy Tray


with JoAnne Wood, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 6, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Online class: Don’t be intimidated by candy making! No candy thermometer needed for this class, so it’s perfect for anyone, including parents and children. We will make a variety of easy but delicious holiday candies such as truffles, caramels, barks, and fudge. Children may join under a parent's registration. A material's list will be sent upon registration.

Instructor Bio: JoAnne Wood has been teaching cooking classes for over 15 years. She graduated from California Culinary Academy and has worked as a pastry chef and owned her own dessert catering business.

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H - Plant-based Cooking Demo


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Dec 8, 2020 at 6 pm

Putting it all together - In this interactive online Zoom workshop, you’ll prepare the items below while I guide you in my kitchen. I’ll show you how to make simple, healthy, whole food dishes! A Q&A session is offered at the end of the workshop with recipe suggestions; ingredient list is provided beforehand, so you can make it as we go along. This menu is 100% plant-based and is gluten and soy-free:

 Cashew Crème/Pesto: One of the most versatile crème’s to keep in your fridge. From Alfredo to a low-fat Caulifredo, you’ll love how magical the humble cashew is!

 Pandorable Patty: Possibly the best veggie burger there is, with no weird preservative, only a handful of ingredients, and a delicious texture!

 Bean pasta w/zucchini ribbons: High-protein, whole food pastas are the rage! Add zucchini ribbons and take your health to a new level!

Alicia has offered plant-powered meals since 2007 & has a Masters in Holistic Wellness. She has been teaching healing & nutrition since 2013.

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