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Beginning Ceramics


with Heather Monsen

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Please note this change from printed catalog:  This class is now a 2 1/2 hour class and will meet from 5:30-8 pm.  Ever wanted to take some time for yourself and play with clay, but you were too busy, too tired or too intimidated? Learn the basics of hand building, surface decoration and wheel throwing to create functional pieces and sculptures. This class is geared toward the beginner who would like to learn coil, slab and pinch construction as well as basic wheel throwing techniques and glazing. New demonstrations are given weekly, but students can also use this time as an open studio to work on their own personal projects. The fee for the course includes $30 for materials and studio fee. Additional clay can be purchased separately. No class Oct. 31 and Nov. 28.

Beginning French


with Laurie Notch

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This class is for anyone who wants to learn just enough French to get by in a French-speaking country (or province), as well as those who want a refresher. We’ll cover pronunciation, basic phrases and essential vocabulary. Along the way get tips on travel and culture from your teacher, who has lived and traveled in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Students are responsible for ordering their own book prior to the start of class: "Barron’s E-Z French." No class Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.

Boston Brew Tour
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Boston Brew Tour


with Diann Bailey

Calendar Nov 2, 2019 at 9:15 am, runs for 1 week

Entertaining! Educational! Exclusive! Join us for a fun day with City Brew Tours of Boston. Our comfortable motor coach will deliver us to three different Boston area breweries giving us the chance to sample up to 12 different local craft beers. Accompanied by our informative and entertaining beer guide experts, our visits will include VIP access to the breweries and an insider’s look at how they create their renowned beers. We’ll enjoy interactive beer history, awesome tastings and specialty treats at each location. Lunch, including wood-fired pizzas, sliders and wings will be part of a beer and food pairing session at Mystic Brewery. We’ll end the day with a beer Q&A followed by time on your own in the city. Registration fee includes motor coach transportation, brewery tours. beer guides, specialty treats, lunch, VIP lanyards, guide gratuities and commemorative glass. Registration opens Aug. 19. Deadline to register is Oct. 2. No refunds will be given after that date. No discounts. Please call MSAD 11 Adult Education at 582-3774 to register.

Boxwood Tree for the Holidays


with Beth Hawkes

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

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.

Canoe Paddle Carving


with Ken Wise

Calendar Nov 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this 3-week hands-on workshop you will create a beautiful and useful canoe paddle using hand tools. We will explore traditional designs and local woods. All tools and materials will be provided. $30 material fee is included in the price. Spooncarving (offered in this catalog) or some woodworking experience suggested prior to this class.

Full Course

Captain Information Night


with John E Coffin

Calendar Sep 10, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a USCG Captain’s License? Do you want to learn the differences between an OUPV Captain license and a Master 100GT license, and what is required for each? This informational session will answer these questions and others you may have about the two licenses. Also discussed will be the different methods of completing the course requirements (classroom, blended, or online), and the cost structure of each will be explained.This information session is free, but please register in advance, so the instructor knows how many will be attending.

CBD Medicine Making


with Stephanie Boucher

Calendar Sep 14, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive constituent of the hemp plant, is being used by many to help alleviate a wide variety of issues including chronic pain and anxiety. In this class, you will learn how to create the most effective CBD remedies in your own home kitchen. We will explore the hemp plant’s phytochemistry and extraction techniques, and learn how to accurately dose finished products. Participants will get hands-on experience making hemp-infused oil, salve, tincture, and edibles, as well as take home recipes and a few of their creations. $15 material fee included. No discounts.

Certified Nursing Assistant
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Certified Nursing Assistant


with Susan Zimmerman and Linda Ross

Calendar Sep 30, 2019 at 3:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Would you like to become a Certified Nursing Assistant? This State-approved 180-hour course consists of classroom time, lab practice and clinical work. Time is spent on the aspects of caring for patients and residents, diseases and disease processes, and anatomy and physiology. Clinical hours allow the student to practice what was learned in the classroom with actual hands-on experience. The Certified Nursing Assistant State Competency Test is administered upon completion of the course. To register for this class, download the application from and return it to either the Topsham or Bath adult education office. Ask Dawn Wheeler, site coordinator, about scholarships, by calling 443-8255. Eligible for support from the Lucinda Bailey Endowment. Please see sidebar for more information.

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