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Boston Christmas Festival
Save the Date!
Once again we will be traveling to the Boston Christmas Festival on November 4, 2017. Depart Marshwood High School at 8:30 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m. Price includes roundtrip Custom Coach transportation and show ticket.
Chinese Language and Culture
with Jenny Huang-Dale, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education
Learn some basic words and sentences in Mandarin Chinese, including greetings, common questions and answers. Learn useful phrases for travelers. You will also learn about Chinese life and culture through stories, photos, art, artifacts and a trip to a Chinese restaurant.
Join instructor, Jenny Huang-Dale on this armchair traveler's gude to Chinese langauge and culture. This class will take place at the Fryeburg Public Library.
Dragonboat Festival Trip
with Chris Toy, RSU5 Community Programs
Save the Date
35th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival
June 11, 2017
Join us for an exciting cultural experience along both banks of the Charles River in Boston and Cambridge! Chris Toy will lead this excursion to Boston, where you will sample the cultural and culinary delights of China! This is one cultural experience you won’t want to miss! For more info, please email Kelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the ancient patriot-poet Qu Yuan who lived from 340-278 B.C. The King banished him. When Qu Yuan heard that his home had been invaded, he drowned himself in the Mi Lo River.
Too late to save him, the people splashed furiously and threw steamed rice wrapped in reed leaf, into the river as a sacrifice to his spirit and to keep the fish from Qu Yuan's body.
Today the boats still race in his honor and there are traditional dances, arts, crafts, and food for visitors to enjoy!
Transportation will be provided by Amtrak Downeaster and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The train departs from Freeport Amtrak Station promptly at 7:40 am. Participants also have the option of boarding at the Portland Amtrak Station - the train leaves Portland at 8:20 am. Please notify us if you plan to board in Portland. Please come prepared to walk! Meals not included in cost.
To register, click here.
with Tammie Leach, RSU #3
Enjoy the day at the Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair. The event schedule includes a flower show, horse pulling, ox pulling and harness racing. The fee includes roundtrip motor coach transportation only. You are expected to pay for your own meals. Participants must pay the $10 fair admission upon arrival. The bus will depart from Mount View High School at 6:59 a.m. and arrive in Fryeburg around 9:45 a.m. Return time will be approximately 8:30 p.m. Limit 55.
Registration deadline: 9/12* Sunday Fee: $34
*No refunds will be given after this date.
Maine Lighthouse Adventure
with Sally Lobkowicz, MSAD #11 Adult Education
Join an adventure by land and sea exploring the legends and lore of lighthouses in the Boothbay Harbor area. Board the passenger vessel Novelty at Pier 8 in Boothbay Harbor for a comfortable 90 minute cruise through inshore waters by Ram Island Light, Cuckolds Lighthouse, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Monhegan Light and Seguin Island Light (some locations are weather permitting).
You will learn
- stories behind these iconic beacons
- about the lives of some of the keepers and their families - daily routines, schooling, traditions and hardships,
- as well as legends of the lights.
Your voyage then takes a dramatic turn as you make landfall on historic Burnt Island to explore Burnt Island Light, built in 1821 and still a working lighthouse. The group will have exclusive access to the island as your qualified Red Cloak Tour Guide leads you back in time, exploring the historically restored facilities on the island, including the keeper's residence and the lighthouse.
Go home with a new and very personal understanding, not only of the lighthouses, but of the people who manned them. Hear stories of the lives these humble keepers saved while enduring their own physical hardships as they offered those who went to the sea in ships a hopeful light toward home.
Meet at Pier 8 in Boothbay Harbor. A portion of your registration fee goes toward the restoration of the original lighthouse tower which will be 200 years old in 2021.
Please register by June 1.
Course will run
Mamma Mia - Broadway in Boston
with Sue De Cesare, South Portland Adult Education
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And one trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! This tale full of sun and fun unfolds on a Greek island paradise when, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years before. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. We will be picked up in Maine and go to Faneuil Hall until 1:00pm, and then we go to the Boston Opera House. We will board the bus after the play and head back, stopping on the way for dinner.
- Leaves from South Portland High School Parking Lot at 7:30 a.m.
- Returns to South Portland High School Parking Lot at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Dinner is on your own.
Mamma Mia Broadway in Boston - Spring 2017
with Sue De Cesare, Biddeford Adult Education
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And one trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! This tale full of sun and fun unfolds on a Greek island paradise when, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years before. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. We will be picked up in Maine and go to Faneuil Hall until 1:00pm, and then we go to the Boston Opera House. We will board the bus after the play and head back. Stopping on the way for dinner.
New England Aquarium
with Tammie Leach, RSU #3
Join us for a fun packed day in Boston and a visit to the New England Aquarium. At the aquarium, you can explore coral reefs, experience a rain forest, meet a variety of creatures and even attend a movie in the IMAX Theater. Your day includes time to enjoy the shopping and eating opportunities at Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Depart from the Mount View High School parking lot at on a Cyr Bus motor coach at 6:30 a.m. (or the Lawrence Jr. High parking lot at 7:00 a.m.) and arrive at the aquarium around 10 a.m. Spend as much time as you want at the aquarium and/or walk to nearby locations for shopping and eating. The bus will pick you up at the aquarium at approximately 5:15 p.m. After a stop at the Kennebunk Rest Area you will arrive home at approximately 9:00-9:30 p.m. Your fee includes transportation and general admission to the aquarium. Special event tickets, IMAX, and meals are not included. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16. Deadline to register: September 1. No refunds will be issued after this date.
Register at www.rsu3adulted.org or 568-3426, ext. 1 or send registration form and payment to: RSU3 Adult & Community Education 577 Mount View Rd., Thorndike, Maine 04986.
Pick up location: Mt. View High School Parking Lot: 6:45 a.m.
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Fees: $69 adult | $67 senior | $59 child 3-17 Saturday from 6:45AM – 11:30PM, 9/16/2017 with Tammie Leach