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Cooking with BoomerTech Adventures

$35

with Lawrence Adult Education

Calendar Aug 1, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

Learn how to prepare several tasty stir fries using traditional Chinese flavorings, make fresh pasta, turn leftover sweet potato into gnocchi, stir up a great fried rice, and give ramen soup a delicious upgrade. Discover an easy way to make your own pita pockets, flatbreads, and tortillas. Plus, see a way to combine the benefits of cooking on cast iron with your love of grilling. We haven’t forgotten dessert! Who can resist a delectable chocolate brownie torte or apple pie?

Each course contains multiple videos which are self-paced. Complete your course in your own time and at your own speed. Upon registration you will receive a PDF course booklet with information about your class, instructions, course content (videos and articles accessible from direct links in the PDF file). Participants will be able to reach the instructors via email, phone, and Zoom. Register anytime!

How long does each course take? For most of the courses, 4 weeks at 1-2 hours each week is recommended.

What technology is required? A strong internet connection (or access to one) and a Mac computer, iPad, or iPhone to access videos and articles. The Zoom courses are not iOS or Mac dependent.

How much does it cost? $35 self-supporting fee

Cooking With BoomerTECH Adventures

$35

with Boomer Tech, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Aug 25, 2022

Asynchronous Download Your BoomerTECH Adventurers guides Chris, Jill, and Ed share their love of cooking and enjoyment for a variety of dishes from nibbles to desserts. Make something new for dinner! This course contains multiple videos with an accompanying pdf video.

Cooking with BoomerTECH Adventures

$35

with BoomerTECH, Gray-New Gloucester Adult Education

Calendar Sep 1, 2022

In this course, BoomerTECH Adventures guides Chris, Jill, and Ed share their love of cooking and enjoyment for lots of different types of foods. You will learn how to prepare several tasty stir fries using traditional Chinese flavorings, make fresh pasta, turn leftover sweet potato into gnocchi, stir up a great fried rice, and give ramen soup a delicious upgrade. In addition, discover an easy way to make your own pita pockets, flat breads, and tortillas. Plus, you will see a way to combine the benefits of cooking on cast iron with your love of grilling. We haven’t forgotten dessert! Who can resist a delectable chocolate brownie torte or apple pie?

Will run

Cooking With BoomerTECH Adventures

$2999

with Boomer TECH, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Sep 1, 2022

In this course, BoomerTECHAdventures guides Chris, Jill, and Ed share their love of cooking and enjoyment for lots of different types of foods. You will learn how to prepare several tasty stirfries using traditional Chinese flavorings, make fresh pasta, turn leftover sweetpotato into gnocchi, stir up a great fried rice, and give ramen soup a delicious upgrade. In addition, discover an easy way to make your own pita pockets, flatbreads, and tortillas. Plus, you will see a way to combine the benefits of cooking on cast iron with your love of grilling. We haven’t forgotten dessert! Who can resist a delectable chocolate brownie torte or apple pie?

Begins: Upon Registration

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email and/or online chat.

Class access available until June 30, 2023

BoomerTECH Adventures helps Boomers and Seniors create, connect, and contribute using today’s technology. These courses are fully asynchronous, online courses that students complete on their own time and at your own speed. Each course is a PDF booklet with information about the class, instructions on using the class, and the content of the class (videos and articles). The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email and/or online chat.

Life Skills
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Life Skills

$270

with Amy Hague, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Sep 20, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 9 weeks

RSU 38 Life Skills Community Course

$30 per student per class; $270 for remaining 9 classes

Please call or email Adult Ed office to register. (Susan Simons, 685-4923 x1065 or adulted@maranacook.com). Weekly payments can be given to Instructor with checks made payable to RSU 38 Adult Education. Credit or debit card payments can be made by calling Adult Ed office.  

Instructor: Amy Hague

Location: Manchester Elementary School

Tuesdays, 4-5:30 pm

Life Skills classes are designed to meet the needs of students whose intellectual, developmental and academic levels require specific hands-on teaching of daily living activities. The focus of the Life Skills course is to teach functional skills in daily living, vocational, recreation/leisure and community participation for students from 4th-12th grade, at their individual ability levels. The activities that are prepared will be functional and age-appropriate, and will change to meet the needs of the student. Instruction will be provided in a small group setting and some classes will include community-based experiences. Parents, volunteers, and BHPs are always welcome but not required as long as students can work in a small group with 1-2 adults.

Students will meet at Manchester Elementary for a life skills lesson such as building self advocacy, money management, learning the basics of cooking, building healthy relationships, community, internet safety and more. The class will meet weekly to support students with forming a sense of community. Students will also have time at the end of class to socialize and receive support in social situations when engaging with their peers. Students can also learn to play new games which will help with social skills outside of class as well as understanding how to take turns and properly engage others. 

Classes will be offered every Tuesday from 4-5:30 from September 13th - November 15th. Students will need to be dropped off and picked up at Manchester Elementary. This class will include community outings, some of which will require students to be dropped off at an alternate location. 

I look forward to being a part of this community and supporting our students to enhance their life skills. Although I will not be writing goals for students for this class, I will provide regular feedback and will have students complete a portfolio of activities that are complete throughout the class. Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to volunteer for a class. Amy_Hague@Maranacook.com

2022 Dates:

  • September 13: Building a community and advocating for individuals
  • September 20: Choosing Cooking Methods
  • September 27: Dieting Sensibly
  • October 4: Crossing the Street Safely
  • October 11: Safety in the Community
  • October 18: Locating Items in a grocery store
  • October 25: Internet Safety/Bullying
  • November 1: Holding appropriate conversations
  • November 8: Choosing Appropriate Clothing for Weather
  • November 15: TBA

Canning Basics

$30

with Eileen Meisner, MSAD#44 Adult & Continuing Ed

Calendar Oct 1, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Join Eileen as she teaches the basics of water bath canning and pressure cooker canning. She will demonstrate how to make canned applesauce using the water bath method and canned stewed tomatoes using the pressure cooker!

Will run

Edible Wild Mushrooms 101

$40

with Chris Woodcock, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Oct 1, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

Note: Class meets twice 10/1 and 10/15. No class 10/8.

Hunting for edible and medicinal wild mushrooms is a fun way to supplement your gourmet food diets and get some exercise in the great outdoors. And, you can beat supply chain issues and rising food prices while learning a new fascinating outdoor hobby. We will focus on safety and identification of common safe edibles in the first class.

Did you know mushrooms are the fruit of the fungi? Just like picking an apple, it does not hurt the organism to harvest them. Join us for discussion on habitat and which trees are symbiotic with which fungi. If you want to find Grifola frondosa (hen of the woods, common name), you must know what an oak tree looks like!

The second class will be a workshop/discussion (students are invited to bring in what they have found on their own) and a chance to sample some cooked edibles. Fall brings the chance of finding maitake, oysters and chicken of the woods!! 

Please bring a $5 materials fee made payable to the instructor.

Yes, there are poisonous mushrooms. For this reason no children will be admitted to this class.

Full Course

Make Your Own Apple Cider Workshop

$15

with Sturgeon Creek Farm, Marshwood Adult & Community Education

Calendar Oct 1, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about how to make apple cider using a small hand-cranked cider press and locally grown apples. All participants will have the opportunity to participate in each step of the process including washing and sorting the apples, loading and cranking the cider mill, and straining and bottling the cider. We feed the leftover apple mash to our chickens so participants will have the opportunity to feed the chickens too.

Participants will take home a jug of apple cider. Fun for the whole family, rain or shine!





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