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Soap Making With Herbs


with ELIZABETH GOODY, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 17, 2020 at 6 pm

Ever wanted to make your own soap? In this one night course, Beth will teach you how to make homemade soap with a variety of herbs and oils. You will be able to mix and match the oils and herbs to make different combinations of soaps! Bring a a microwavable glass measuring cup and bowl. If you want to bring specific molds, be sure they have a little bend and can stand the hot soap. 

Materials fee of $5.00 per pound of soap paid directly to the instructor.

‘Clean’ Cleaners for Your Home


with Heather Emerson, MSAD #40 Adult Education

Calendar Nov 17, 2020 at 6 pm

Have you tried to read the back of your household cleaning products lately? Most are filled with toxic ingredients that clean our homes but harm our health. In this make and take class, participants will learn how to make 4 different cleaners that work great but are made with everyday ingredients right from the pantry. Instructor will provide all materials and take home containers.

Ferment This! Kimchi


with Emma Holder, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Nov 17, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week
The particular ferment from Korea adds funky unique flavor to everything. We’ll chop a mixture of vegetables, add a paste of ginger, garlic, onions and other things, then pack it into jars and wait for the microorganisms do the next steps. The resulting kimchi can be as spicy as you want it, or not at all, and can be tailored to your preferences. We’ll also discuss probiotics, our microbiome, and how microorganisms affect us inside and out. Location: zoom in your room! Materials list and zoom link: provided upon registration

Medicare 101


with Courtney Cowan, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Nov 18, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Workshops will be held online using Zoom.

Medicare is not one size fits all. New to Medicare? This session will review a wide variety of information to help you navigate the waters. We will review how to obtain Medicare, when you are eligible and many other important topics including supplemental insurance to compliment original Medicare. If you are currently enrolled in Medicare, come get a refresher on the basics and better understand the choices available to you and when you can make changes. There are many different products and carriers available as well as various enrollment periods that give you the opportunity to change your policy if appropriate. Anyone with questions about Medicare will find this class helpful.

Courtney Cowan (license #PRR252278) offers insurance products through Northeast Planning Associates, Inc., a licensed insurance agency.

3-D Stars from Used Holiday Cards


with Lucy Hardy, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm
1 additional session on Nov 19, 2020

Isn’t it painful to toss those beautiful holiday cards we receive? Join Lucy in learning how to repurpose those cards into stunning, three-dimensional stars to decorate your home or give as gifts. Stars can be embellished with beads, glitter or sequins to really make them shine. You’ll be thinking of other stars to make for graduations, bridal showers, anniversary celebrations, or birthday parties. Bring a pair of paper scissors. Cards provided, though you are welcome to bring your own.

$3 pp supply fee. 

Estate Planning Nov. 18


with Bradley Sica, Jr., Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Nov 18, 2020 at 6 pm

Estate Planning and Elder Law: This online Webex course will explain the importance of having a will or a trust, identify probate and non-probate assets, explore the role of the Probate Court upon the death of a testator, clarify common misconceptions that arise when planning for long-term care, and address other important documents (for example, an advance health care directive or a power of attorney).

Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England - 11.18.20


with David Spahr, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Nov 18, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about using wild mushrooms. The various mushrooms are like vegetables. They have different flavors and widely varying textures, colors, moisture content and water absorbency. Hence, the various species respond to cooking processes differently. We will learn about matching mushroom species to cooking techniques. Also discussed will be the appropriate foods and wines to match with wild mushrooms and which species may be mixed together in a recipe.

Making Healing Salves Using Plants in Your Garden
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Making Healing Salves Using Plants in Your Garden


with Jacinda Martinez, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

You will learn how to make calendula salve, a beeswax and oil-based hand moisturizer, using calendula flowers and other natural and safe ingredients. There will also be a presentation on medicinal flowers where you will have a template for planting a happy medicinal flower patch in your own garden. You will walk away with a tin of salve, two lip balms and a bag of Calendula seeds. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class.

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