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Northern Italian Food Night


with Debra Arter, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one night cooking class, we will make three traditional Northern Italian dishes. Deb summered in Florence and longs to share these, easy to prepare, delectable dishes with you. Cacio e Pepe Pie (Spaghetti Pie), Escarole with Italian sausage and white beans, and then close with Italian butterball cookies. Come to class prepared to enjoy dinner and take home what is left to savor the next day. No experience needed. Class is part observation and part participation. Bring tubs to take home samples and all the recipes will be provided.

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Nutritarian Meals Made Easy


with Cathy Speronis, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 19, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Curious about the lifestyle of a Nutritarian? We will discuss the benefits of this diet. These meals are made with nutrient dense ingredients, boost your immune system, help you to feel healthy and are packed with tons of flavor.

The class will be held on March 19,26 and April 9. 

'Choux't Me Now!


with Sharon Hill, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 21, 2020 at 9 am

Join us as we demystify the making of the elegant and light choux pastry. Using this simple pastry dough, you will create and fill several French desserts: cream puffs, eclairs and a fancy creation called a religieuse. Please bring, if you have them, pastry bags with large plain and star tips and  containers to take some home with you.

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Soap Making


with Karen Shumac, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 23, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This soap is amazing--it leaves your skin feeling so smooth and soft. The first night will teach you how to make the basic soap recipe using raw goat’s milk. The second night, we will let our imaginations go wild. Best of all-- you will get to take several bars home! Wear clothing that you are not afraid to ruin, just in case. We will provide safety glasses and gloves.

Vietnamese Cooking: Banh Xeo


with Rose Van, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Mar 23, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Rose for dinner on Monday nights. These are hands-on cooking classes where you will share a meal from the menu items you prepared together. Bring to class: large soup bowls.

March 23  Menu:  Bánh Xèo - Vietnamese crepes.

Course Fee: $23 per class

Material Fee: $10 per class, paid to instructor at class

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Indian Food at Home! W20


with Lisa Thrace, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Through a cooking demonstration, learn the characteristics of Indian Cuisine, including spice factor and pairing with other food elements. Students will learn to make Naan along with an authentic vegetarian soup and a more modern chutney. Students will take home a pint of Coconut Curry Soup, a half pint of chutney, and naan that they make. A $10 material fee is payable to Snow Pond Center for the Arts at the start of class. Limit 12 students.

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Preserving Herbs-Orono


with Laurie Bowen, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join UMaine Extension staff and learn different techniques to best preserve herbs. We will discuss freezing and drying, as well as infusing vinegars with herbs and the safety of infused oils. Participants will take home a jar of infused vinegar.

International Community Pot Luck


with Ann Sargent, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Mar 25, 2020 at 5 pm

Join us for an informal pot luck to celebrate diversity in our communities and meet families and individuals from around the world.  Bring a dish from your own culture or a cuisine you love from near or far.  We’d like to know how many people are coming, so please contact us at Ellsworth Adult Education to let us know you are coming. The more the merrier. If you have any questions about the event, don’t hesitate to contact us at or 207.664.7110.  Makeup date (if needed) 04/01/20.


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