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O HoHoHo! Christmas Cupcake Decorating Class


with Julie Thayer Amber Lingley Owners of The Naked Cupcakery, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Dec 20, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

HoHoHo! Christmas Cupcake Decorating Class 

Join us for a fun and festive Christmas Cupcake Decorating Class. Learn the basics of making a perfect buttercream and how to color frosting, fill a piping bag, and how to pipe with an assortment of piping tips. Learn new and exciting ways to decorate a cupcake using fondant and a few common decorating tips. Bring home your own decorated six-pack of assorted chocolate and vanilla cupcakes! 

* If gluten-free is needed, please reserve those ahead of time.

Instructors: Julie Thayer & Amber Lingley, Owners of The Naked Cupcakery

Date: Tuesday, Dec 20, 2022 6-9pm

Cost: $23  Materials: $15 - Paid directly to the Instructor

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Seaweed Ramen Cooking Feast


with Kara Ibarguen, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 12, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Join us for a Seaweed Ramen Cooking Feast! Over the two week class you will learn skills for both quick weeknight Ramen Bowl suppers and an all-out-invite-the-whole-neighborhood Ramen Feast, featuring Seaweed as the star ingredient, of course!

The first week we will start with seaweed identification and the various nutrient and flavor profiles of many of the species that abound on the Maine Coast. We will also get a look behind the scenes of the Maine Coast Sea Vegetables processing facility and prepare a quick soup to share. We will reconvene in week two for a more elaborate Ramen Feast with all the fixings. Bring your take-out containers and a hearty appetite!

Hope to see you there!

The Perfect Omelet


with John E. Finn, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 21, 2023 at 10 am

Let's learn the secrets to making a perfect omelet! Students will learn how to make three kinds of omelets; a classic French Omelette au nature, an American Diner omelet, and a perfect frittata.  Because each omelet involves a different technique, they are the key to developing the skills and confidence necessary for students to discover the true secret to making their own perfect omelet - or at least, a tasty one. 

John Finn, a resident of Corea, is a professionally trained chef and Professor Emeritus of Government at Wesleyan University. He is also the author of The Perfect Omelet: Essential Recipes for the Home Cook.


The Perfect Omelet: A Sweet Dessert


with John E. Finn, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm

In this class, John Finn will share a master recipe for a sweet souffle omelet, (aka dessert omelet).  Souffle omelets, (sometimes called puffy or mousselilne omelets) are often served with liqueurs or sweet jams or with candied fruits or nuts.  Some are unassuming and homey, like an omelet with macerated fresh fruit, whereas others are intricate and showy, like an Omelette aux Pommes flambe.

Each student will practice the tricks and techniques necessary to make their own sweet omelet, including a luscious Chocolate Souffle omelet. 

John Finn, a resident of Corea, is a professionally trained chef and Professor Emeritus of Government at Wesleyan University. He is also the author of The Perfect Omelet: Essential Recipes for the Home Cook.


Freezer Meal Workshops


with Rebecca Stepp, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 23, 2023 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Mar 20, 2023

We have teamed up with Rebecca Stepp from Pampered Chef to bring you some freezer meal workshops.  Once you register for a specific workshop we will send you an email with a list of instructions on items and ingredients you will need for the workshop you choose.  

Rebecca is going to have all the spices you need to make each dish.

Menu 3: January 16th

Easy Beef Stroganoff

Double Onion Burgers

Maple Pork Tenderloin with Apples

Greek Chicken & Orzo Skillet

Chipotle Black Bean Chicken Wraps

Sweet ‘N Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry

Lightning-Fast Veggie Chili

Menu 4: March 20

Tater-Topped Beef Shepherd’s Pie

Tex-Mex Meat Loaves

BBQ PorkSandwiches

Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini

Chicken Chilaquilles

Easy Whole Grain Chicken Tenders

Broccoli Cheddar Soup     

**Menus will be deleted as the classes are done.**

Cooking Matters


with Healthy Acadia, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 25, 2023 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join us for "Cooking Matters," a no-cost cooking class series offered in partnership with Healthy Acadia and Maine SNAP-Ed. In this class, participants will learn cooking tips and techniques, tips for proper food safety and storage, nutrition info to keep your family healthy, ways to stretch food and maximize your resources, tips to get your family to try new foods, and smart shopping tips. You will receive a bag of FREE groceries each week to prepare one of the lesson's recipes at home. Graduation certificate, recipe book, and other free resources will be provided upon course completion.

*No class 2/15 or 2/22.

Thainese Cooking


with RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 28, 2023 at 9 am

Join three local foodies for some fun in the kitchen and learn how to make a flavorful Thai soup,  Chinese spring rolls and Japanese dumplings. Sue Campbell, Jean Girmscheid and Sharon Hill will demonstrate their recipe, provide students with directions and answer questions about ingredients and where to purchase or make substitutions. We will eat what we prepare and if there are leftovers take them home.

Golumpki (stuffed cabbage)


with Sue Ligawiec Croteau, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 4, 2023 at 9 am

A staple in many Polish homes, Sue will share her family's golumpki (pronounced "gowumpkey") recipe and step you through the process of making the meat filling, how to cook the cabbage leaves, how to roll them, and most them!

Please bring containers to take home what we make.

Sue is a second generation Pole on both her parents’ sides. She learned to cook authentic recipes by taking notes while her mother and aunts cooked. Sue loves to cook and share recipes, techniques, and best practices.

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