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Christmas in Newport
with Diann Bailey
Take a step back to the Gilded Age of the 20th century and enjoy the holiday season with a visit to Newport, Rhode Island. We will visit three decorated mansions and enjoy this seaside town’s festivities. Following lunch at Wright’s Farm, arrive in Newport to visit the Vanderbilt’s opulent Marble House. Early evening takes us to the elegantly decorated Breakers. Live music and refreshments will be the back-drop as guests enjoy the yuletide splendor of this 70-room mansion. Overnight accommodations are at the Hampton Inn and Suites in nearby Middletown. Sunday includes a tour of The Elms, all decked out with period ornaments. Lunch is served at the Viking Hotel accompanied by a Victorian Christmas Murder Mystery. On our way home, we will visit the Sandwich Glass Museum where they are celebrating the 10th annual Glassblower’s Christmas. Hundreds of unique glass ornaments, made by the region’s finest local and national glass artists, will adorn Christmas trees in the Contemporary Gallery. We’ll end the day with a 4-course dinner at the Hearth and Kettle in Weymouth. Registration fee includes transportation, hotel, holiday evening at the Breakers, mansion tours, narrated bus tour, glass museum, murder mystery, Saturday lunch, and Sunday lunch and dinner. Registration opens Aug. 19. Deadline to register is Oct. 31. No refunds issued after this date. No discounts. Please call MSAD 11 Adult Education AFTER AUGUST 19 at 582-3774 to register.
Driver Education: Brunswick Dec.
with Terry Goan
Are you 15 years of age or older and want your State of Maine permit to prepare for your driving exam? We offer driver education courses to help build strong, safe, and confident drivers. Students are awarded an instructional permit upon successful completion of the course with a grade of 80 percent or better. Full payment is required at the time of registration. PLEASE NOTE: This is a three-week evening class running Monday through Wednesday with an extra class from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 to complete it.
Download the AGREEMENT FORM HERE bring to first class
Total hours of instruction is 40; 30 classroom and 10 driving.
Only employee discounts allowed, call to register, 729-7323.
Dates: Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, and 22.
Just Once Piano for Busy People
with Don Pride
You don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Required materials fee of $29 for workbook and practice CD is collected in class by the instructor. No discounts.
Boxwood Tree for the Holidays
with Beth Hawkes
A tabletop boxwood tree brings festive Christmas cheer to any room and the size is just right for out-of-the-way places and small spaces in need of a bit of holiday joy. Using a block of oasis as a base, you will build a tabletop-sized tree by inserting boxwood branches into the oasis and shaping it into a tree. Adding a bit of dried flowers, cones, bows and perhaps a bit of bling will make your tree a cheerful focus for the holiday season. Materials fee of $60 included in the price of the course. No Discounts.
Holiday Globe Light
with Susan Perrine
Note: change from printed catalog. This class is on December 3rd. Create a stunning accent light with a sparkling presence. Two circular hanging wire planters will be fixed together creating a globe that can be covered with twinkle lights. Create one or several and you will have a wonderful accent piece to brighten a dark corner or add mood lighting to a special event indoors or out. Students bring needle nose pliers, wire cutters, one or two strings of twinkle lights (plug in, battery, or solar powered), two wire circular planters of the same size. No discounts.
Introduction to Woodcarving
with Ken Wise
Introduction to tools and techniques of carving wood. Learn to safely shape wood with hand tools to create projects such as tool handles, folk art, wildlife carvings, and decorative spoons. No experience needed, all tools and materials provided. $15 material fee included in cost.
Tradition Usui Reiki Level II
with Mary Maverick
Reiki Level II is for those who have completed Reiki Level I and will sharpen your skills at directing the flow of energy and using it to aid others and pets and plants. You will receive training on using 3 symbols to enhance the focus of your treatments along with instruction on beaming and distance healing and a certificate for framing. The Level II training and attunements allow you to access up to 90% more energy as your body is now conditioned to the flow. Studies of Reiki have shown that along with pain relief, people also report increased feelings of relaxation and a renewed sense of well-being. Instructor Mary Maverick is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a 7th generation Reiki Master/Teacher with over 20 years in the healing arts. Class held at Midcoast Massage & Reiki Center, 103 Harpswell Road, Brunswick. No discounts.
Maine Driving Dynamics, Session II
with Ron Jack
Maine Driving Dynamics offers drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This 5-hour course includes collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. The course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. Those completing the course receive a 3-point credit on their driving record. Must attend both evenings. Those ages 15 to 64 pay $40 and those 65-plus pay $25. For discount, please call 729-7323 or 443-8255 to register.