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Meatless Mondays & Delectable Eating #2

$45

with Sara Cromwell

Calendar Aug 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

For those who have taken the Meatless Mondays Part I course previously, here’s the follow-up you asked for with more options and recipes to expand your menus. Join Sara in cooking meatless meals that help your wallet as well as the planet. All are welcome whether you attended previous class or not. These recipes are delicious! Food fee of $10 included. No discounts.

Mushroom Collecting

$35

with David Spahr

Calendar Jul 22, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will include walking the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Assoc. Every walk bears a different bounty depending on time of season, the weather and location. The majority of the mushrooms found in nature are often not edible, but learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones to eat. Required Supply List: Notebook and pen to take notes on your finds is very useful, sensible clothing & footwear,water, snack and bug repellent. A basket or bags, are optional. Children 8 to 15 are allowed to register only with a parent who is also registered. These hikes can be moderate difficulty. Please specify which DATE when registering. No Discounts.

Mushroom Collecting

$35

with David Spahr

Calendar Aug 26, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will include walking the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Assoc. Every walk bears a different bounty depending on time of season, the weather and location. The majority of the mushrooms found in nature are often not edible, but learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones to eat. Required Supply List: Notebook and pen to take notes on your finds is very useful, sensible clothing & footwear,water, snack and bug repellent. A basket or bags, are optional. Children 8 to 15 are allowed to register only with a parent who is also registered. These hikes can be moderate difficulty. Please specify which DATE when registering. No Discounts.

Newport Mansions - Inspiration and Elegance

$126
Calendar Jun 2, 2018 at 6 am

Join us for an exciting trip to the Newport mansions! Come see how the very wealthy lived and you'll find a world of exceptional elegance and inspiration in architecture, art, interior design and landscapes. Participants will explore 250 years of American history at three historic properties, located on 80 acres of gardens and parks. This is a journey back in time to one of America's Premier collections of historic house museums. We'll tour three of the mansions in Newport including The Breakers, The Elms and The Rosecliff. Our tour departs the Merrymeeting Adult Education parking lot at 6:00 am, will arrive in Newport at approximately 10:00am. Trip includes round-trip deluxe motor coach transportation, and admission to three Mansions including tour. There will be a break for lunch. Participants will be transported to the restaurant area of Newport. Restaurant information and Newport Mansion information will be given to the participants on the bus to read on the way down. The coach will stop for a dinner break on the return back to Maine in Saugus MA at either Kelley’s Roast Beef or Fuddruckers. (Meals are not included) No refunds after April 1st. No discounts

PHD Sand Castle Building (Piled Higher & Deeper)

$14

with Jeff Raymond

Calendar Jul 14, 2018 at 9:15 am, runs for 1 week

Ever dream of owning your own castle? Will you settle for a castle made of sand that will wash away with the incoming tide? In this one-tide class participants will learn how to pile and properly tamp sand in bucket forms to create a sand carving opportunity and bring their castles to greater height than ever before. Or so we hope. Castle, moat, and bridge layout will be discussed to show how water can completely fill the moat before the structure's inevitable collapse. Dribble sand castles and found object adornment will be discussed. Participants will be asked to NOT go on a castle destruction rampage until the class ends and then should limit such to their own castles! Buckets, shovels and some tools will be provided. If participants have stainless steel kitchen implements or stainless steel drywall tools by all means bring them. Table knives and spoons are good as well. Bring a lunch, drinking water, hat, and sunblock. Participants are responsible to pay their own park entry fee ($6 for ME residents, $8 for non-residents). Young folks 12-15 years are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will meet promptly at 9:15 at the bathhouse on the right. Rain date: Saturday, July 28. No discounts.

Screenwriting Workshop

$25

with Laurie Notch

Calendar Jul 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Can you hammer out a screenplay in one sitting? In this one-night course you will learn the formula from fantasy to format. The challenge is to get it done before the end of class! No discounts.

Summer Flowers Acrylics Workshop with Deb

$49

with Deb Arter

Calendar Jul 9, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Summer is for flowers! How about taking time to get to learn how to paint them? Debra will lead this fun four hour workshop for artists in all mediums who want to learn the secret to painting flowers of all types. If weather permits we will venture outdoors to do some sketching of bushes and flowering shrubs as well. Many valuable tips and handouts will be given and you will come away with at least two finished studies. Course fee includes cost of printing handouts. No discounts.

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Summer Fun Guitar Class

$72

with Randy Lindsey

Calendar Jul 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This semester, along with proper technique, we will focus on just a few chords, rhythm patterns, and single notes to accompany a few songs. Beginners and those more experienced will be playing different parts, some at a very easy level. This will prepare new guitarists for Fall semester to continue building skills and will be a vehicle for others to solidify theirs. I will also assess the ease of playing of your instrument. So, get a set of new strings, practice what you have been playing, or start pretending to play, and come learn to play some Summer Fun Songs. We'll be like a guitar orchestra! New students - $20 materials fee paid to the instructor on the first night of class.





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