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Maine Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Tumbled Seaglass & Broken Pottery


with Shirley Anderson, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Various colors of tumbled glass and pottery will enable you to create that beautiful seaside art that you'll enjoy or give as a gift. Driftwood seashells and picture frames are just a few of the extras that make this class so popular. Materials provided.

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Fundamentals of Home Canning


with Allison Carroll Duffy, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to try canning, but were unsure how to get started? Or perhaps you are concerned about food safety, and wondering how to ensure that your canned food is both delicious and safe. Well, this is the class for you! Join Allison Carroll Duffy, Master Food Preserver and cookbook author, for this hands-on workshop covering all that you need to know to get started canning your own food. Well cover the basics of safe home canning, including proper procedures, techniques, and use of tools and equipment. Then we’ll learn hands-on--working together as a group and going step-by-step--to make and can a big batch of jam. We’ll use the boiling water bath method, which is the same method you’ll use for making many other canned goods you might want to make at home, including pickles, salsas, chutneys, and fruit. While this class will focus primarily on the boiling water bath method of canning, pressure canning will also be discussed. At the end of the class, there will be plenty of jam to taste, and each participant will go home with a jar of jam to enjoy…as well as all the know-how you need to start canning confidently at home!

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Medicare Made Clear


with Dianna White, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Whether you're starting Medicare soon or looking to understand what you have. My goal is to help you understand your choice and to feel confident in choosing coverage based on your needs. I will provide you with a free educational guide and resources. 

Driftwood Mobiles


with Chris Toy, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Always wondered how to create mobiles that spin and dance in the slightest breeze? Join Chris Toy and learn the secrets of how to connect and balance recycled driftwood and wire to make beautiful hanging mobiles and tabletop stabiles. Tools and materials will be provided but feel free to bring needle nose pliers, wire cutters, spare wire clothes hangers, and coin (quarter, half dollar, dollar) sized pieces of weathered driftwood.

Chris Toy is a retired Maine educator, cooking instructor, author and Registered Maine Guide. He enjoys beach combing, where he finds his craft supplies. He creates rustic upcycled crafts by combing the coastline for driftwood, beachstone, and recycled wire from political signs. His work can be viewed on Facebook at Acadian Driftwood Arts.

First Harvest for Worm Composting


with Jock Robie, RSU 19 Adult Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6 pm

This session is for the alumni of previous workshops, not new students. The instructor will inspect worm bins, demonstrate and assist with harvesting, and answer any questions.

Legally Changing Your Name and Gender Markers: A Workshop for the Queer Community


with Violet Hart, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course is a step-by-step guide to changing your name & gender markers to align with your lived identity in Maine. We will discuss the required legal processes from beginning to end, lay out a roadmap for their completion, and examine emotional and practical realities you’ll experience along the way. Taught by trans author Violet Hart (Legalize Me), this course welcomes people of all identities and centers the LGBTQ+ experience in a safe and affirming environment. This course includes a complimentary copy of “Legalize Me: A Comprehensive Guide to Changing Your Name and Gender Markers in the State of Maine.” *No Class: 4/16.

Beginner Botanical Illustration Workshop


with Donna Kantor, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Do you love gardening? Do you want to enjoy the flowers you grow year-round? Learn how to combine watercolor and colored pencils to capture your colorful garden! Donna Kantor will introduce you to new techniques and help you gain the skills to enjoy your flower garden year-round.



with ecomaine Environmental Educator, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Each year, 40% of food in the United States is wasted. Where does this

waste end up? Most likely the landfill. Examine the waste stream and find

out how much of it can be redirected to other methods of disposal such as

anaerobic digestion, composting, and recycling. Find out why it is so

important to keep food waste out of landfills and look into options of food

waste disposal. Discuss vermiculture, anaerobic digestion, eliminating

sources of pollution, and possibilities for feeding the hungry. Find out how

ecomaine handles waste and how you can contribute to managing your

food waste effectively! Registration is required to access online link. 


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