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with Nathalie Choquette, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 19, 2020 at 5 pm

This class will be Virtual through ZOOM. Level 1 French is perfect for students who have no experience with the language. This class focuses on the basics of greetings, grammar, culture and food. Podcasts for practicing pronuncation to help students practice outside the classroom are also available. Regular conversation during the class helps to reinforce practical use of the language for beginners. 

Location: ZOOM 

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with Sheila Adkins, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 19, 2020 at 6 pm

Compassionate Integrity Training is a resiliency-based program that cultivates human values as skills so we can thrive as individuals and a society, within a healthy environment. When we learn how to calm our bodies and minds, deal effectively with our emotions, and relate to others with dignity and compassion, we have the ability to create a better world. CIT focuses on and builds toward compassionate integrity: the ability to live one’s life in accordance with one’s values with a recognition of common humanity, our basic orientation to kindness and reciprocity. The CIT Program is designed to improve your individual well-being, relationships with others, and engagement with the world by increasing your ability to practice the skills. We will participate in large and small group discussions, experiential learning activities, reflective writing, mindful dialogue, and contemplative practices. 

Series I: Self-Cultivation: 

Calming Body and Mind, Ethical Mindfulness, Emotional Awareness, Self-Compassion 

Series II: Relating to Others: 

Impartiality and Common Humanity, Foriveness and Gratitude, Empathic Concern, Compassion 

Series III: Engaging in Systems: 

Appreciating Interdependence 



with Tina Collins, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 19, 2020 at 6 pm

Knit or crochet something special! This course is designed for the novice, someone who wants a refresher or just to practice skills. Please bring knitting needles and/or a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. 



with Charlee Briggs, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 19, 2020 at 6 pm

Who says you have to jump, grunt, strain, and punish your body to get amazing results from your workout? Not with PiYo! This class combines the muscle-sculpting, core firming benefits of pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. We crank up the speed to deliver a true fat burning, low impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean and incredibly defined. Suitable for all levels! 



with STEPHANIE WARD, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 20, 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. 

Cooking - Sushi Rolls 10.21.20
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Cooking - Sushi Rolls 10.21.20


with Namdol Kalsang, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Have you always wanted to learn how to make simple sushi? You will learn to make delicious and beautiful hosomaki (thin roll) futomaki (thick rolls) and inside out rolls. We will work with vinegar, rice, carrots, cucumber, avocado, salmon and crab. You will learn lots of different sushi styles you'll be able to recreate at home. The ingredients fee includes a bamboo sushi rolling mat and seaweed nori for sushi. Bring containers for leftovers and a sharp knife.



with Karen Shumac, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 21, 2020 at 6 pm

Over the course of 2 sessions, we will transform common kitchen ingredients into beautiful handcrafted soap. On the first night, we will briefly discuss the science of soap making, safety tips, tools and ingredients. Then, using a basic recipe we will combine vegetable oils and goat milk into a simple but luxurious soap, the likes of which you will not find on the grocery store shelf. On the second night we will expand our repertoire by adding the color, scent, and/or exfoliant of your choice. Each participant will go home with several bars of soap.

Materials: $15 pay to instructor at 1st class

Food Preservation - Canning - online


with Vina Lindley, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Oct 22, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

UMaine Extention Service provides this workshop, but, as of 9/1/2020, they are not permitting their instructors to set up training inside a building. We're now shifting the style of instruction to online via Zoom only. This workshop will teach you the steps to safe canning with a water bath canner. Participants will receive an emailed “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation packet, plus the recipe of the day, and will learn recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to insure safety and how to check for properly sealed jars. 

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