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Cooking Matters at the Store


with Healthy Acadia, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2021 at 11 am

A FREE online class taught by a trained nutrition educator to help you learn tips to stretch your food budget while choosing healthier options at the grocery store. All Participants Receive a $10 Hannaford Gift Card!

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the instructor (Jada Wensman at Healthy Acadia) at 667-7171 ext. 211, or email:

Ayurveda 103: Gajar Ka Halwa


with H Audet, Auburn Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 13, 2021 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

This is part 4 of a 4-part series on Ayurveda cooking.  Join NAMA-certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Heidi L. Audet for her series of Ayurveda Cooking for winter wellness!  This educational cooking class series will tantalize your taste buds and expand your understanding of this ancient practice.  Learn about  the health properties of ghee (clarified butter), kitchari stew for seasonal transitions, and healthy puddings.  Besan Ke Halwa (chickpea pudding) used for combating colds and congestion.  Learn and apply the principles of the 6 tastes in Ayurveda to bring flavor to your meals and increase health and wellness.  Personal supply list for at home cooking will be given for each class you register for.  (NOTE: all items are gluten-free).  Separate feel and supply list for each meal you make. 

Instant Pot: Purchasing the Perfect Multi-Cooking Machine


with Margie Genereux, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 15, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 3, 2021

This class will be held onsite, face-to-face.

You want to join the wonderful world of Instant Pot cooking, but it’s daunting to pick out the perfect multi-cooker for your needs. This one-night class will not only help you choose the Instant Pot, but will also allow you to see one in action, and taste some delicious dishes created in the Instant Pot. Snacks included! (Please advise of any dietary restrictions.) Specify Session

Soup and Sides!


with Sarah Hignett, York Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 15, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to make homemade stock and use it to make minestrone and creamy potato leek soup with cheese rolls for dipping! Gluten free options included. Recipes and materials list given upon registration.

Monday, 6 -8 PM, Mar 15, $19



Fit for a King: Food, Feasting, and Festivals in Medieval England


with Matt Blazek, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Mar 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Toss that turkey leg away; lets learn about what kings really feasted on in medieval times. We’ll talk about some of the most outrageous feasts and foods from Medieval and Tudor England, then learn how to read medieval recipes, adapt them to modern cooking, so you can make a feast of your own! Due to the nature of historical cooking, recipes may contain nuts and gluten.


Online Live - Zoom

About your instructor:

4 years professional history lecturer, lead historical interpreter The Agincourt Soldier. State of Maine licensed Substitute. Guest Lecturer Medomak Valley High School english classes. 25 Years Medieval Reenactor experience. 20 years researcher experience. BA Medieval & Renaissance Literature University of Southern Maine

Healthy Dessert Swaps


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 17, 2021 at 6 pm

In this interactive online workshop, prepare the following 100% plant-based, soy-free recipes at home (or just watch) while I guide you in my kitchen: Avocado Mousse with two flavor variations of chocolate and key lime; Banana Ice Cream; and Black Bean Brownies.

A Q&A session is offered at the end with recipe suggestions. Ingredient list and recipes are provided beforehand.

Alicia has offered plant-powered meals since 2007 and has a Masters in Holistic Wellness. She has taught cooking demos, live and online wellness courses since 2013.

Make & Take - Herbal Aromatherapy Soaps


with Cindy Simon, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is designed to "flip" from onsite to remote, should we need to close our buildings.

Enjoy this "hands dirty, hands clean" class as you learn about the healing properties of essential oils and herbs while making some amazing aromatherapy soaps.  Materials fee of $5 (cash please) payable to the instructor at class.


Familiar Cuisine with a Twist


with Kara Ibarguen, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 18, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

A seaweed twist that is!! Join Kara for a live cooking demonstration of familiar menu items using seaweed and get an introduction to the many varieties of seaweed and their unique flavor and nutrition profiles.

Participants will then have a week to try out the recipes and experiment with the seaweed supplies (a $60 value provided by Maine Coast Sea Vegetables) and then come back for a follow up class with Q&A and another cooking demo.

Recipes included: Irish moss pudding, dulse grilled cheese, sea seasoned salsa & guacamole, dulse corn chowder, seaweed noodle dishes, and a big ole pot of beans.

Registrants will pickup materials/product samples the week before class, so they can follow along. For those unable to do a pick up, we will make alternative arrangements if possible. The class will be recorded for later viewing or review.

*Please note that if you are unable to attend the Live Online class, you can still receive the materials/product samples and view the recordeded version later.

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