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Drawing: Learning to See


with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

Using material from Betty Edwards, "Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain," students will learn five basic perceiving skills in this 10-week course. The process is demanding, engaging and deeply satisfying as you integrate these skills and expand your awareness. Materials approximately $40-$45, see list at

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Dream Wedding Planning 101


with Kristina Slocum

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Dream weddings don't happen with the wave of a magic wand. Like anything else, there are steps involved. This one-night session will provide couples with an outline of how to create a budget they can live with, choose vendors, and make all those important decisons including how to make the wedding beautiful. Great planning leads to a fabulous Big Day when you have confidence and grace. Kristina Slocum, of Purple Orchid Event Planning, is entering her ninth season of helping couples plan dream weddings at locations all over Maine and receiving wonderful reviews! No discounts.

Eating Local


with Lynne Holland, Lisbon Cooperative Extension

Calendar Mar 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Eating local is not just good for you, it is good for the farmers and the community. Local farmers play a big part when it comes to providing healthy food for all of us and helping those who do not have enough to eat. See how supporting Maine agriculture not only tastes good, but makes good sense socially and economically. Learn the ways you, along with growers, can give back to the community such as community supported agriculture, farm-to-community and gleaning. Please call to register.

Egg Decorating with Wax Resist Dyes


with Nancy Marstaller

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Celebrate spring using wax resist dyes to decorate eggs. This technique can also be employed to make decorations and gifts for any occasion. Traditional and modern patterns will be taught, or you may use your own design. Even simple patterns are striking when made with the vibrant colors of the dyes. All materials provided. Wear old clothes and bring reading glasses if you use them. Material fee of $7 included in price. No discounts.

Essential Oils


with Cheri Murray

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

What's all the fuss about essential oils? What are they? How do you use them? Are they safe? Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applicationd and used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends. Come and learn all about these magical liquids in a bottle. They do more than just smell good! Learn how to stock your first aid kit. No discounts.

Exploring the Afterlife


with Bill Costello

Calendar Feb 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Is there life after death? Venture into the unknown where ALL have gone before to explore ideas about the afterlife. Refine your own personal views about death and dying as we examine cultural concepts about "what's next." You will unearth and develop your own belief system about this final milestone. Please note: This is not a bereavement group. Bill Costello is a retired education professor with 32 years of teaching at San Francisco State University.

Fun with Gelli Plate Printing


with Deb Arter

Calendar Apr 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you think printmaking is hard, think again! In this one-night class, everyone will make greeting cards, wall art, unique prints, and more. Gelli plates are a sturdy new alternative print surface that works well with die cuts, botanical items, foam printing, hand painting, and offsets. $8 materials fee included. No experience required. No discounts.

Fused Glass Pendants


with Lonie Laffely Ellis

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Little bits of sparkle and bling will be used to make these beautiful glass pendents. You will learn how to cut and layer glass pieces to make these one-of-a-kind sparkling jewels. Students will pick up their fired pieces at the Merrymeeting Adult Ed office. Each student will create two pieces. A fee of $7 for materials and firing is included in the price. No discounts.

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