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A Buyers and Sellers Guide to Home Inspection

$10

with Jeffrey Campbell, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar Oct 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

If you are considering purchasing or selling property, you will want to know the real condition of all the important aspects of it before making a commitment. Exterior grounds, decks, driveways, roof, electrical systems, plumbing, heating, lighting, and more, are areas that a home inspector will investigate. Join Jeff Campbell, a Certified Master Home Inspector, who will talk about the process of inspecting homes and the easy-to-understand report that the prospective homeowner will receive.

 

A Field Course in Old Barns

$74

with Les Fossel, MSAD #40 Adult Education

Calendar Oct 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm

This is a course for people who have an old barn (that perhaps needs repairs), want an old barn, or just love old barns! The emphasis will be on practical ways to maintain your old barn at an affordable cost. The first session is in the classroom. After that, meetings will be held in the old barns of class members. There will be as many sessions as are required to visit the barns of class members who want their barns visited (by no more than 12 people). This course is co-sponsored by the Morris Farm Trust in Wiscasset. The last class will be a potluck supper at the instructor’s house, where class members can see the instructor’s cabinetmaking shop and barns, and delve into his reference library on early buildings (one of the very best in Maine). NOTE: Following the first class, the day and time of future classes will be determined by class members in a way to accommodate as many individual schedules as possible. Les Fossel is one of Maine’s foremost experts on early buildings. His award-winning business has specialized in preserving our early buildings for 42 years. He has lectured throughout Maine and the Northeast, including as a faculty member for the University of Southern Maine. More information on his business enterprises is available at: www.oldhouserestoration.com.

A Field Course in Old Houses

$74

with Les Fossel, MSAD #40 Adult Education

Calendar Oct 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

This is a course for people who have an old house, want to have an old house, or just love old houses! The first session is in the classroom. After that, meetings will be held in the old homes of class members. There will be as many sessions as are required to visit the houses of class members who want their houses visited (by no more than 12 people). The last class will be a potluck supper at the instructor’s house, where class members can visit the historic features of Alna, see the instructor’s cabinetmaking shop and barns, and delve into his reference library on early buildings (one of the very best in Maine). NOTE: Following the first class, the day and time of future classes will be determined by class members in a way to accommodate as many individual schedules as possible.

A Field Course in Old Houses

$74

with Les Fossel, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This is a course for people who have an old house, want to have an old house, or just love old houses! The first session is in the classroom. After that, meetings will be held in the old homes of class members. There will be as many sessions as are required to visit the houses of class members who want their houses visited (by no more than 12 people). The last class will be a potluck supper at the instructor’s house, where class members can visit the historic features of Alna, see the instructor’s cabinetmaking shop and barns, and delve into his reference library on early buildings (one of the very best in Maine).

NOTE: Following the first class, the day and time of future classes will be determined by class members in a way to accommodate as many individual schedules as possible.

A Taste of Paradise

$44

with Chris Toy, MSAD #40 Adult Education

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Stonewall Kitchen cooking instructor Chris Toy spent last February in Hawaii. Come and see what he learned between walking the beaches, rainforests and lava fields. Come learn some recipes from paradise. We’ll taste Hawaiian smoked salmon poke, a uniquely Hawaiian comfort food recipe called Loco Moco, and classic island BBQ called Guri Guri. Bring an empty stomach and empty containers for possible leftovers

Absolute Beginner American Mah Johngg

$39

with Sharon Ash Tancredi, LCSW, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

A popular class! American Mah Jongg is an ancient Chinese game similar to Gin Rummy. It’s a very social game that’s suitable for people of all ages, popular across the United States, and is attracting a fast-growing community here in southern Maine. In a supportive atmosphere, learn to recognize the tiles, understand how the Mah Jongg card is organized, exchange tiles - better known as the Charleston - and learn how to set up your hand. Use the tiles along with the National Mah Jongg League’s annual card to put together winning hands. Pre-purchase official 2018 American Mah Jongg card from 

www.nationalmahjonggleague.org. Must bring your card to the first class. Be willing to learn, have lots of fun, and meet new people. 

Sharon is a social worker who has a private practice in Portland. She’s been enthusiastically playing and teaching Mah Jongg for many years and enjoys spreading its joys!

Six Weds, 09/26 to 10/31/2018

6:30 to 8:00 pm, $39

Instructor: Sharon Ash Tancredi

Acrylic/Watercolor Art
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Acrylic/Watercolor Art

$68

with Barbara Hathaway, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Acrylic and Watercolor are easy to learn and to clean up.  Enjoy painting in a stress free environment and have fun. 

Composition and sketching will start the techniques for demos where you can watch or paint along at your own pace.  Landscapes, seascapes, beautiful skies, sunsets, reflections, and elements with details will be covered.  Other details can be added, such as flowers, rocks, foliage.  You can use your own photo for inspiration.  This is for beginners to semi-pros. 

Materials needed for Watercolor Art: Watercolor paper (140lb), 3 watercolor brushes (1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small), watercolor paint set, palette, water container, rags or paper towels,.  

Materials needed for Acrylic Art: Acrylic canvas (no larger than 16"X20"), or a panel, 3 acrylic brushes (1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small), acrylic paint set, palette, water container, rags or paper towels. 

 

Adoption 101 Messalonskee F18

Free

with Lindsay Bragdon, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you thinking of adding to your family through adoption? This Maine Children’s Home class is an introduction to the adoption process; you will learn about procedures, rules, regulations, in-state, inter-state, and the international adoption processes. Limit 15 students.

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