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Ferment This! Sauerkraut


with Emma Holder, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Nov 3, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week
Most of delicious foods and beverages in the world come from fermentation. In this workshop, we’ll pound shredded cabbage leaves with salt, pack it into jars to encourage marvelous microorganisms to do their thing, and make sauerkraut. Variations will be included. We cannot do without the beneficial microorganisms around us and in us; research has lots to say about how our inner and outer microbiome contributes to our health and well-being. Location: zoom in your room! Materials list and zoom link: provided upon registration
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with MICHAEL BURD, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 1 pm

With your Google account we will explore this exciting app and learn how to backup ALL of your photos to one place in the cloud, at no cost to you. We will also explore easy yet powerful editing tools that will include light, color, rotate/resize/ cropping and some special filters. We’ll also look at cloud sharing and organizational possibilities. Never lose a picture or send an email attachment again! 

MAX enrollment 6 per class per day

MUST call our office to attend on the day of class

My Kingdom for a Talking Stick


with Susan Reidy, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What ignites the desire to learn some interesting facts about personal family history? You hear a mysterious, dynamic, questionable story—is it real or imagined? Fact checking shows how essential it is to have documentation to back up the story. In families, the difficulty with random recall illustrates how family histories can be confused, or lost over time if they are not shared and documented. In this one evening session geared for ages 16+, you will be part of a multigenerational learning and listening experience. Participate in a “begin with what you know” story circle and witness what happens to family stories over time. Learn the importance of sharing and documenting your stories, and the value and impact they have to this and future generations.



with Steve Paquette, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 6 pm

Be better than a map app! Learn basic navigation and chart/map reading. We will be making our own accurate map/ chart and learning compass reading as it relates to true directions. This information is applicable to land, sea and air. This course can expand to introduce nautical/ air-nautical navigation to set up for a Merchant Marine or Pilot’s license. 

Materials: Will be provided by instructor, fee TBD, pay instructor at 1st class. 

H - Foster Parenting Class


with Laura Hagelin, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 6 pm

Foster Parenting Class via Zoom

Have you ever thought about becoming a foster parent? Not sure where to start? Heard things that make it sound scary? Come hang out online for a how to become a foster parent and myth busters online on We will go over all those scary things that you may be hearing that might not be true and all the wonderful pieces that go along with it. This training is about giving you all the information you need and to answer your basic questions on the process of becoming a foster parent and what it entails. Wednesday November 4, 6 – 8 pm

Instructor: Laura Hagelin, M.ED From Community Health and Counseling



with Karen Shumac, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 6 pm

Over the course of 2 sessions, we will transform common kitchen ingredients into beautiful handcrafted soap. On the first night, we will briefly discuss the science of soap making, safety tips, tools and ingredients. Then, using a basic recipe we will combine vegetable oils and goat milk into a simple but luxurious soap, the likes of which you will not find on the grocery store shelf. On the second night we will expand our repertoire by adding the color, scent, and/or exfoliant of your choice. Each participant will go home with several bars of soap.

Materials: $15 pay to instructor at 1st class

Medicare and Understanding It (Online)


with Robert Harvey, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will review the following areas: when you are eligible for Medicare benefits; the timeline to enroll for Medicare benefits without penalties; what original Medicare covers and does not cover; and what additional plans are available that work in conjunction with original Medicare. Financial assistance options will also be discussed briefly.

Robert Harvey is a licensed Life and Health agent with offices in Brunswick and Scarborough Maine. He has been assisting clients with reviewing and enrolling in individual health insurance plans and transitioning on to Medicare coverage for the last 10 years.

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Perfect Pie Crust


with Libby Harville, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Perfect Pie Crust

 Making a pie crust is becoming a lost art, but it’s not as difficult as many think. Join Libby from the comfort of your kitchen, and learn her secrets to make the perfect pie crust! 

You will need:  large bowl, fork/pastry cutter, rubber scraper, rolling pin, measuring cup + spoons and pie pan.  Ingredients and recipe will be sent after we receive your registration.

 Instructor: Libby Harville

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Time: 6:30-8 pm

Location: Online Live (Zoom)

Registration:  $10

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