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Cooking - the Fundamentals


with Evan Landry, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Jul 20, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

You can prepare delicious meals at home! Learn the basic cooking techniques and methods, how to effectively read, shop, and prepare ingredients for recipes, basic stocks/sauces, efficient food cost methods, safety/equipment management, and more. Using French cooking fundamentals as the knowledge base, you will produce and prepare basic food components for food creations of your own. Expect to learn about and use kitchen equipment, cut your own mirepoix (carrots, celery, onion) and other ingredients (herbs, meats, etc), simmer a stock/sauce, explore the 5 mother sauces (bechamel, veloute, espagnole, hollandaise, and tomato), perform basic building block recipes (break down a chicken, blanch vegetables, and render fat.) By the end of Day 1, we will choose a dish based upon the prep work accomplished. On Day 2, students will prepare individual dishes from the work done the previous day.  Let your inner chef out and enjoy the creative processes and the leftovers you will bring home.

Cost of supplies is included in course fee. Students should bring containers on Day 2 to take leftovers home.

Babysitter Certification


with Grace Gendron, RSU16 Adult Education

Calendar Jul 23, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

For youth ages 11-15 who want to become responsible babysitters! This course is taught by a certified EMT-I, 911 Dispatcher and mom. The goal is to provide youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent accidents and respond to emergencies while supervising younger children. They will learn basic care, child safety and first aid skills as well as receive CPR training! Participants will receive a take-home babysitter manual, a CPR manual and a course completion card at the end of the class. Pre-registration is required in order for the instructor to be prepared with the appropriate amount of materials. Saturday, July 23rd, 9am - 1pm. Participants should bring a snack and water bottle. Registration: $55.

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Hornet Pride YOUTH Football Camp


with Michael Hathaway, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 24, 2022 at 4:30 pm

Have fun and get ready for the upcoming 2022 football season!

This camp is hosted by the Leavitt Hornet coaches and player! Take your game to the next level!

Players in GRADES 2-6 will need cleats and a molded mouthpiece. Gear provided by TAA.

CAMP DATES: JULY 24, 26, 28, 29th


Kids Summer Yoga Adventure


with Gail Bussiere, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 26, 2022 at 10 am

Yoga is a fun way to improve strength, balance, coordination, and mindfulness.

Come join Gail Bussiere, a Color Me Yoga (TM) trained instructor, for adventures in yoga using children’s literature as a springboard. We’ll discover how yoga can enrich our daily lives and is connected to nature. Ages 6-10 yrs. Please bring a Yoga mat, water bottle and a small stuffed animal.

TUESDAYS • JULY 26th & AUGUST 2, 9th 10am-12pm $60

Balance and Energy Re-Design For Greater Flourishing


with Heather Shaughnessy-Cato, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Jul 28, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Life Design is a method of applying the innovative approaches of design thinking to solving problems in our lives. For many of us, finding or maintaining a sense of balance with our life priorities and/or managing our energy can be a challenge. Join this session to consider a design approach to enhancing balance and energy. The session will include time to pause and reflect on your priorities for a balanced life and the fluctuations in your energy during your week.  You will then learn how to apply design strategies to make small, incremental changes to your daily life for greater alignment with your balance priorities and for more energy – all in service of enhancing your enjoyment and well-being.

A Matter of Balance


with Jen Paquet, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Aug 2, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

A Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. This interactive, participatory workshop is a combination of gentle strength building exercise and discussion, and includes a visit from a local guest healthcare professional for a question and answer session.

First Aid


with Charissa Kerr, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Aug 8, 2022 at 4:30 pm

The First Aid class includes: medical emergencies, bleeding that you can see, bleeding you cannot see, treating for shock, and how and when to call emergency services. The course cost includes a blend of Powerpoint and DVD, instructor and practical components, and a certificate of completion. This class is taught to the standards established by the American Heart Association. The workbook is not included with this class. If you would like a workbook, please indicate on your registration form.*

Please noteThere will be disposable masks available if people wish to wear one. Each person will have their own manikin and each are prepared and disinfected prior to each class. There is shared equipment, and everyone is given gloves to use for practical scenarios involving shared equipment.

Instructor: Charissa Kerr
Monday, 8/8, 4:30 - 5:45 PM
Location: WRAE Learning Center 
Fee: $34

Making Smarter Medicare Choices


with Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Aug 9, 2022 at 5 pm

This is a follow-up to our "Welcome to Medicare" seminar
Are you someone who is comfortable going online to shop, or bank, or do your own research when making a purchase? Did you know that indications are that many Americans will spend more time researching a product or service than they will understanding their HealthCare Insurance option? If you are new to Medicare or, if you are considering looking for a more effective and appropriate Medicare Plan for yourself or a loved one, this course is for you. In this session you will be introduced to the most used tool on Medicare.Gov, the modernized Medicare Plan Finder. This newly designed and updated online web portal has many of the same features that you’ve used on most of the popular online shopping sites, such as enhanced search criteria, plans by name, plans at the lowest cost, and more. This tool will allow you to view online, in real-time, all the approved Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs) and all the Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) that are available to you in your area. This course will focus primarily on navigating the Medicare.Gov website. This session will also show you how to create your own MyMedicare account and will have an in-depth review of the features and functionality of the Medicare Plan Finder. This will allow you to do your own personalized search for plans that best meet your Medicare insurance needs.

This one hour course is generously offered free of charge by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, donations to SMAA are always gratefully accepted.

Instructor: SMAA 
Section 1: Tuesday, 6/14, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Section 2: Tuesday, 8/9, 5:00 - 6:00 PM 

Location: Virtual/Zoom
Fee: Free

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