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Classic Cakes


with Cathy Speronis, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this course we will be making delicious, beautiful cakes including Sacher Torte, Black Forest Cake and a Strawberry Dream Cake. We will also make some simple decorations which will make your cakes look like they came from a professional bakery. Wednesdays, 5/8 - 5/22 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. William S. Cohen School Cost: $75 (materials included)

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Cocktails from the Garden


with Kate McCarty, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar May 21, 2019 at 6 pm

Hold on, wait before you plan that garden! Join Maine food writer Kate McCarty, as she discusses the history of alcohol in Maine, the craft distilling movement, and home bartending. She’ll share her tips for incorporating homegrown herbs, fruits, and vegetables into drinks you can make at home. Gets hand-on and make a shrub or simple flavored cocktail syrup to take home, along with handouts and other recipes. Kate is author of “Distilled in Maine: A History of Temperance, Libations and Craft Spirits” and “Portland Food: Culinary Capital of Maine” (see her Fermented Foods: Let’s Make Kimchi” class )

Tues, 5/21/2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $26

Instructor: Kate McCarty, UMaine Ext Master Gardener/Master Food Preserver

Cooking Matters For Adults


with Sarah Murphy, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Apr 22, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Cooking Matters™ classes provide a culinary-enhanced nutrition education program that teaches participants how to prepare meals that are healthy, tasty and low in cost. Each lesson engages participants in hands-on meal preparation, practical nutrition tips and food budgeting skills. This class provides participants with the knowledge and skills to make healthy food choices, as well as to prepare healthy meals and snacks on a limited budget. Class highlights include: lessons featuring hands-on learning and recipe preparation, group discussions, tasty food samples, free recipe book, and a bag of groceries to prepare a dish from each week’s class at home.

Full Course

Cooking Matters for Parents


with Deborah Barnett, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to prepare healthy, delicious food and TASTE it too! Cooking Matters is a FREE hands-on nutrition and cooking class. You will learn cooking tips and techniques, proper food safety, nutrition information to help keep your family healthy, how to stretch your food budget, maximize your resources, tips to get your family to try new foods, and shopping tips! You will also take home the ingredients to re-make the “class meal” again at home. This class is for eligible parents only.

Cooking Thai


with Amy Baron, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar May 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Roll up your sleeves and join us in this fun, one-night cooking class where you will create and taste, from start to finish traditional Thai food such as a noodle dish, spring rolls and Thai iced tea.

The course fee includes the cost of all materials. 

Full Course

Cooking with Essential Oils-NEW!-NEW DATES!!


with Mary Alderman, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Come join us in hands-on class and take home some simple and delicious treats made with essential oils. You will learn how to determine what oils are safe to take internally and how to use them. You will have the opportunity to sample and take home a variety of treats including a vegetable/chip dip, cheese spread, and a sweet treat as well as the recipes so that you can make them at home.

Instructor: Mary Alderman

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $10 (Supply fee $20, payable to instructor. Bring three 4oz. containers to take projects home.)

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Cooking with Fresh Herbs


with Vicki Dill, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar May 20, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Love fresh herbs but never know how much or how little to use? Scared to use the wrong type of herb in your cooking? Fear no more! This class will introduce fresh herbs to your meals with classics like chicken salad with tarragon, and roasted vegetables with rosemary, as well as a delicious light beverage made with mint! Samples will be available and each student will go home with copies of the recipes to share and make again! A materials fee of $5 is due to the instructor at first class.

Full Course

Cooking with Kids A


with Patty LeBlanc, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 29, 2019 at 3 pm

Kids can learn some cooking fun, use some math skills, and experiment with various foods...We will do some really fun snacks, learn more about the importance of fruit and vegetables and the basics of sanitation. Recommended ages from 8 to 12 year olds.

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