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Selkie Seaweed Kitchen Shenanigans


with Kara Ibarguen, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

On the first night participants will receive an introduction to the many varieties of seaweed and their unique flavor and nutrition profiles, plus we’ll create a little seaweed snack, have a ‘Cup of Sea’ tea and take a tour of the MCSV facility. The second evening we’ll add new life to Irish dishes like colcannon and cabbage stew plus create the traditional ones that already contain seaweed; laver bread and Irish Moss Pudding.

Bring your take-home containers and a healthy appetite!

Edible Wild Mushrooms 101


with Chris Woodcock, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

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 focus on the turning of the seasons and what mushrooms to look for in spring, summer and fall. This overview prepares the forager to have a good idea of what to look for and when. Class is invited to bring in photos of mushrooms for discussion and identification.

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.

Will run

Sourdough Starter


with Bethany Huoppi, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 5 pm
2 additional sessions through Mar 22, 2024

If you have wanted to start making sourdough but didn't know where to start, or if you almost started but got overwhelmed with the process, come join me for a Sourdough Beginners class!

This two part class will allow you to bake a sourdough boule from start to finish as well as learning how to feed and maintain your starter.  You will be leaving with an established starter and your sourdough boule, along with a packet with the boule recipe we will be using, discard recipes, and helpful tips and tricks.

*We will be learning how to bake the loaf open-bake, but we will discuss baking in a dutch oven during class as this is the ideal method* 

Friday Night, 5 - 8pm:-

Feed Starter

-Make Dough

-Stretch and Folds

Saturday Morning, 8 - 11am:

-Stretch and Folds

-Form Dough

-Score Dough


Take Homes:

-Packet w/ Boule Recipe, Discard Recipes, Starter Instructions, and Tips and Tricks

-Sourdough Boule

-Established Sourdough Starter

**We can only take 8 people at a time.  If this class fills up we will create a waiting list.  Anyone one the waiting list will get into the next class.**

ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification March 9 W24


with Heidi Parent, Augusta Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 9, 2024 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Maine law requires every food service establishment to have a certified manager on duty at all times. The ServSafe® Manager Certification lasts five years. Be ServSafe® certified!

ServSafe training and certification are made easy with a one-day session. Fully interactive, live instructor-led food safety course delivered in a traditional classroom setting.

ServSafe Managers Courses are a one-day format, with class and exam on the same day. A break will be given for lunch, students are on their own for lunch and are free to leave the campus. The examination usually begins around 3:00 PM. Once the student has completed the exam, they are dismissed

Four Ways to Cook in a Wok


with Chris Toy, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Mar 11, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

The Wok is the most versatile pan in the world. Join Chris Toy, author of the award winning The Complete Wok Cookbook and learn all about its 3000 year old history. We'll roast, steam, boil, and stir-fry a complete meal. Signed cookbooks will be available. Those in the know don't eat dinner first and bring take home containers! $10 materials fee included.

Full Course

How to Make Great Tasting Coffee


with Mark Peterson, Scarborough Adult Education

Calendar Mar 11, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Apr 29, 2024

This class explores beans from different origins, the fundamentals of roasting, and the factors that affect coffee freshness. We will cover tasting coffee, flavor profiles, and different types of brewing methods. By the end of the course, students will be able to apply a basic understanding of the flavor profiles of coffee from different origins and roast levels, be able to brew coffee using three different methods, and apply the factors of grind profiles, temperature, and weight measurement to make truly great tasting coffee!

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Panoramic Sugar Easter Eggs


with Steven Watts, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Make your own old-fashioned sugared Easter egg and create a scene to go inside. Materials fee of $30.00 is due by cash or check, payable to the instructor, at the start of class. All baking classes with Steve Watts are hands-on and students take home their finished products.

Full Course

Chocolate Extravaganza


with Debra Arter, Midcoast Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Chocolate is good for you!! It's full of antioxidants not to mention flavor that can't be beat.  Debra will tell you the history of this important  ingredient and guide you through making decadent fudge sauce (perfect gift idea!), white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, and molten lava cakes.  Recipes and generous samples guaranteed.  We will be able to eat these items warm from the oven with ice cream.  Sign up early so you guarantee a spot in this yummy fun class. $55 fee includes $10 materials.  No experience necessary.

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