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Green Wood Spoon Carving
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Green Wood Spoon Carving

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with Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Aug 3, 2024

Join up-and-coming artisan craftsman and maker Grant Hawkes of Wildfolkwanderer for a weekend making beautiful wooden spoons and plenty of curly wood shavings! Spoons are one of the most universal tools of humanity, being crafted and used across the globe for thousands of years. In this course we will explore the details of spoon carving, diving fully into the process of transforming a freshly cut log into a functional and beautiful spoon using simple hand tools. We will cover tool use and care, wood selection, spoon design, carving techniques, and discussions on craft and the role it plays in our lives as we carve together. Over the weekend, each participant will have the opportunity to work on a couple different projects, completing the course with new skills and utensils to take home.

Date: August 3-4, 10:00 am Saturday to 4:00 pm Sunday

Cost: $300-400 sliding scale, meals and accommodation included (see registration form for more details)

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Baxter State Park Camping Trip
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Baxter State Park Camping Trip


with Chris Toy, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Aug 23, 2024 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

This trip is a great introduction to Baxter State Park. Join up to 8 adventurers to experience one of Baxter State Parks several campgrounds. We'll do some hiking, swimming, boating, cooking, and just enjoying Maine's largest wilderness. Bring your camp chairs and cameras! *Payable by check only. Call to register.

Golf for Beginners


with Ashton Benn, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 5, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course will focus on how to begin playing the game of golf. Each week will cover a different aspect of the game from basic rules, formats of play, and history of the sport through the fourth week playing a nine-hole round of golf. Along the way students will learn the mechanics of the golf swing, use of clubs, putting and chipping, and be introduced to the variety of golf equipment and apparel that is essential to playing the game. At the end of the course, students will feel confident in their game regardless of age, ability, and physique.

Wild Mushroom walk


with David Spahr, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education ( 207-582-3774

Calendar Sep 7, 2024 at 1 pm

This three hour course includes a walk through the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. Most mushrooms found in nature are not edible, but learning this is more important than knowing which ones to eat. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 45 years and is a member of the Maine Mycological Society and North American Mycological Association. He is on the Maine Mushroom Task Force developing rules for the foraging and sale of wild mushrooms. Minimum age is 12 with an adult. 

Willow Weaving Weekend
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Willow Weaving Weekend

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with Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 5, 2024

In this two day workshop you will make a round-base basket, otherwise known as stake-and-strand, traditional to much of Europe.  Learn to make the slath, two-rod twining, staking up, 3-rod waling, French randing, a waled border, and handles of your choice.  Take home a round-base basket to use for the rest of your life and the skills to make more.

The workshop is taught by Mary Lauren Fraser, who apprenticed with Karen Collins in northern Scotland. Mary has been weaving coffins for green burial and teaching basketry workshops throughout New England since 2015. Of Scottish heritage, she grew up and resides on the banks of the Connecticut River in today's western Massachusetts, on unceded Abenaki land. 

Date: October 5-6, Saturday 10:00 am to Sunday 4:00 pm

Cost: $400-500 sliding scale, meals and accommodation included (see registration form for more details)

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Coastal Navigation Level 1


with Alice Bean Andrenyak, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn the basics of coastal navigation using local charts, parallel ruler, and dividers. Learn what the symbols mean, how to determine safe and dangerous routes, create courses, learn rules of the “road”, what aids to navigation look like and do, plan for emergencies and more. For kayakers, sailors, powerboaters, and future Registered Maine Guides. Students will need access to either a Casco Bay Chart or Penobscot Bay Chart, parallel ruler and dividers.

Alice Bean Andrenyak is a Master Maine Guide and Maine native who lives at Mere Point in Brunswick. Owner of Alice's Awesome Adventures and Maine e-Learning, she trains future Registered Maine Guides and outdoor enthusiasts in navigation, canoeing, SUP, sea kayaking, snowshoeing, nature studies, and overnighting skills , and is a former Guide's Board Examiner. She has been visiting Malaga Island for over 30 years and leads regular sea kayak and hiking tours of Malaga Island.

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Acorn Processing Day
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Acorn Processing Day

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with Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 19, 2024 at 10 am

Acorns: the amazing, bountiful, ancient staple of humanity! But did you ever try eating a raw acorn? Yuck! However, it just takes some simple processing to transform acorns into a truly delicious grain-like (and gluten free) food. This is real food; we eat hundreds of pounds a year. As part of this day we honor indigenous cultures that have enjoyed acorns for thousands of years, and we investigate the potential of acorn to transform modern food systems and culture. We'll begin the day with harvesting and end with baking!

Date: Saturday, October 19, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost: $30-60 sliding scale

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A Female Advantage


with Carole Freeman, RSU 19 Adult Education

A comprehensive guide to women's fitness and wellness teaches you how to use knowledge about your female body to exercise smarter, breathe deeper, boost metabolism, strenghten your core and pelvic floor, and improve your endurance and performance.

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