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How to Plan a Disney World Vacation

$14

with David Murch, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Are you planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Looking for someone to break down your options, guide you through this daunting process, and help you get the most out of your vacation and budget? If so, join us and get personal insight on all things Disney World!! This includes theme parks, water parks, ticket options, resort options, dining options, dining plans, seasonal events, tours, dinner shows, unique experiences, and even MagicBands. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of using a travel agency vs. booking the vacation yourself, staying on Disney property vs. off-site, and relying on Disney transportation vs. renting a vehicle. See how to factor in seasonal park crowd levels, average monthly temperatures, and rainy days into your plans. Gain some insight on how to think through your budget as we look at potential expenses and consider ways to save money in various areas of your vacation.

Spanish-Intermediate-Session 2

$89

with Gilda Garcia, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 9 weeks

This course is intended for people who already know the basics of the Spanish language, and will focus on grammar, practice of casual conversations, traditions and Spanish culture. A great option for people wishing to travel to Spanish speaking countries. The book will be the same used in the basic course. A quick review of the basic course will also be included.  No class 04/21/20 or 05/12/20; makeup class (if needed) 06/16/20.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum / Boston's North End

$150

with Chris Toy, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Apr 18, 2020 at 7 am, runs for 1 week

When Isabella created her museum, she wanted it to be “for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.” Join cooking instructor and guide Chris Toy, as he takes you to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Isabella’s decades long collecting resulted in the acquisition of more than 7500 paintings, many from Medieval and Renaissance masters, sculptures, furniture, textiles, ceramics, silver, rare books and many other archival objects collected from around the world. Along with the museum tour, Chis will take you to the North End to explore it’s eateries and shops. The trip includes transportation via Amtrak and subways. Wear comfortable shoes for this walking tour. 

Train departs Brunswick Station at 7:25 am and returns from Boston’s North End Station 4:45 pm. We will get back to Brunswick around 8 PM. No refunds.

Cost does not include meals, but does include transportation via Amtrak, a Charlie Card for the subway, admissions to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and docent tour, plus your trip guide Chris Toy. 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum/ Boston's North End
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum/ Boston's North End

$150

with Chris Toy, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 18, 2020 at 7 am, runs for 1 week

When Isabella created her museum, she wanted it to be "for the education and enjoyment of the public forever." Join cooking instructor and guide Chris Toy, as he takes you to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Isabella's decades-long collecting resulted in the acquisition of more than 7500 paintings, many from Medieval and Renaissance masters, sculptures, furniture, textiles, ceramics, silver, rare books and many other archival objects collected from around the world. Along with the museum tour, Chris will take you to the North End to explore its eateries and shops. The trip includes transportation via Amtrak and subways. Wear comfortable shoes for this walking tour. The train departs Brunswick Station at 7:25 am and returns from Boston's North End Station 4:45 pm. We will get back to Brunswick around 8 pm. No refunds. Cost does not include meals but does include transportation via Amtrak, a Charlie Card for the subway, ticket and docent tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, plus your trip guide Chris Toy. Click here for museum info.

Maine Recreation Guide Course with Northeast Whitewater Spring 2020
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Maine Recreation Guide Course with Northeast Whitewater Spring 2020

$390

with Northeast Whitewater, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Apr 18, 2020 at 8 am

Dreamed of becoming a Maine Guide? Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service is holding a 3-day course April 18, 19, and 20 at PVAEC for students to learn and perfect what you need to know to successfully pass the State administered Registered Maine Recreation Guide exam; including map & compass, lost person/catastrophic event portion, watercraft laws, trip planning, safety, risk management, camping, outdoor cooking, rules and regulations, ATV, snowmobile, canoeing skills, the business side of guiding and more! You will receive hands on learning with classroom time spent both in and outdoor for scenarios and learning practices. Checklist for enrollment: Sign up by calling Northeast Whitewater 207-695-0151 or FMI here: https://northeastwhitewater.com/programs/registered-maine-guide-school/ Reference PVAEC and receive 10% OFF! First Aid & CPR is required to take the State of Maine written exam. Take Northeast Whitewater Wilderness First Aid & CPR to save an additional 15% OFF both courses! Maine Recreation Guide Course is April 18-20.

Fly Fishing: Basic Fly Casting

$65

with Kevin Tracewski, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 18, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

The goal of this course is to provide students with the casting skills necessary to fish effectively on your own. This is a hands-on course, so your time will be spent with a fly rod in hand, working on your own casting. Most instruction will be done in small groups, but casting suggestions will also be offered on an individual basis. Videotape analysis of your casting stroke will be provided. Students are encouraged to use their own fly rod and reel, but equipment will be available for anyone who needs it. Please do not buy new equipment just to take this course. This course will be taught in Orono by Kevin Tracewski, a certified fly casting instructor and author of the best selling book,  A Fisherman's Guide to Maine.

*Please bring a bag lunch/snack and something to drink.

Springtime in Quebec City

$649

with MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar May 1, 2020 at 9 am

Treat yourself to a special trip this spring with three fun-filled days in Quebec City. North America’s only walled city, with its old-world architecture and cobblestone streets, will remind you of a typical European village. This World Heritage site offers a host of activities and attractions! 

Trip highlights include: 

Guided tour of Morrin Centre - a National Historic Site built over 200 years ago to house a prison, it is now home to one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. Visitors will discover a hidden part of the city’s history by exploring the building’s past.

Dinner at Aux Anciens Canadien - internationally known for its fine cuisine and warm hospitality. We’ll enjoy typical Quebec cuisine topped off with maple syrup pie.

Guided city tour with Marie-Pierre from Nomad Tours, a local guide who will bring Quebec’s culture and history alive. This three-hour riding/walking tour includes visits to the top sites including Notre Dame Basilica.

Visit to the Museum of Civilization, housing an expansive array of exhibits related to Quebec history and culture.

Afternoon tea at the Chateau Frontenac, the city’s most famous landmark. Tea, sandwiches, scones, and pastries will enhance your visit to this castle-like destination.

Visit the Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio and Museum and witness how a passionate artisan brings copper to life. You will see the life of Christ told in copper panels and have the opportunity to create your own copper keepsake.

Visit Boulangerie Chez Marie, where the bread is baked daily in ancestral ovens and served with delicious maple products.

Visit Basilica Sainte Anne De Beaupre, inspiring thousands of pilgrims each year with stories of healing. 

Ride a cable car to the top of Montmorency Falls and enjoy a guided tour of the area.

Enjoy a unique French Canadian sugar shack dinner complete with musical entertainment at La Cabana Pierre, a traditional sugar farm in the heart of Quebec’s “maple bush”.

Our accommodations for the weekend are in the heart of downtown Quebec City, just a short distance from the city’s historic district and fortifications. Rated 4-stars, Hotel Palace Royal welcomes guests in an environment where coziness meets high standards. The hotel provides many on-site amenities including an indoor garden with swimming pool and palm trees, elegant guest rooms with city views and a renowned steak house.

Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation, hotel accommodations (two nights), two breakfast buffets, two dinners, afternoon tea, city tour, all museum/activity tickets. Deadline to register is March 12th. No refunds will be issued after this date. 

 U.S. Customs requires that all citizens have a passport when crossing the border. You must bring a passport for this trip.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday May 1, 2, 3, 2020

Depart 9:00 am  from Hannafords Gardiner; 10:15 pm Return

Depart 9:45 am  from Waterville Sr. High; 9:30 pm Return

$649.00 per person based on double occupancy

 

Full Course

Boston Museum of Science Day Trip W20

$65

with Hannah Bard, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar May 2, 2020 at 7:30 am, runs for 1 week

Join us for a fun packed day at the Boston Museum of Science! Depart in relaxation on a Cyr Bus motor coach from Waterville at 7:30 a.m. or from the West Gardiner Service Plaza at 8:00 a.m. Stop for a brief breakfast and bathroom break in Kennebunk before arriving at the museum around 11:30 a.m. Spend as much time as you want at the museum, enjoying the exhibits, visiting their gift shop, and grabbing lunch in their food court. Duck Tours pick up on the hour at the entrance of the Museum of Science and there is a shopping mall within walking distance of the Museum for folks looking for additional activities beyond the Museum (tickets for additional activities are not included). The bus will pick you up at the museum at 5:00 p.m. After a stop at the Kennebunk Rest Area you will arrive home at approximately 8:30-9:00 p.m. Your registration fee includes transportation to and from Boston and general admission to the museum. An adult must accompany children under the age of 18. Call 873-5754 to register. No refunds will be issued after Apr. 16. Depart 7:30 a.m. from Waterville, Return 9:00 p.m. Depart 8:00 a.m. from Gardiner (West Gardiner Service Plaza) Return 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., May 2 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 Self-Supporting Fee: $65 (Adult - 12 and over) $60 (Child - 11 & under) $61 (Senior - 60+)

For child registration please use the promo code: Child

For senior registration please use the promo code: Senior Trip





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