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A Day in the City: Chinatown & The Dragon Boat Festival
with Chris Toy
Experience the flavors of Boston’s Chinatown with master chef Chris Toy! Enjoy a guided tour of Chinatown and explore the traditions, customs, and history of Chinese culture in Boston. Savor traditional Chinese Dim Sum at one of Chinatown’s oldest restaurants, where Chris and his family have been dining since before he could speak English! Don’t miss out on the action at the 40th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival on the Charles River! Get ready for dragon boat races, traditional arts and crafts, cultural performances and vendors, and the authentic flavors of Chinese culture! Make the most of your day in the city with international flavor! Transportation is included in the cost of the trip and will be provided by Amtrak and MBTA. This trip is designed for active individuals who are comfortable walking long distances. Meals are not included in the cost of the trip, so please plan accordingly. Please dress appropriately for the weather; bring layers and comfortable walking shoes. Please bring snacks and water, sunscreen, and a sense of adventure! Contact Freeport Adult Ed., 865-6171 to register or for more information.
Sea to Summit: Maine Lighthouses & More!
with Kelli Park
How many lighthouses can we visit in one day?! We do live on the coast of Maine, so why not find out? Let’s start the day with Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, made famous by everyone’s favorite movie, Forrest Gump! We’ll make our way up the coast to Owl’s Head Lighthouse and enjoy expansive views of Penobscot Bay from rugged seaside cliffs. Let’s grab a picnic lunch at Market Basket, a gourmet market and bakery with something for everyone. Next stop: the summit of Mt. Battie! We’ll enjoy a relaxed mountaintop lunch while admiring the scenery that surrounds us in the Camden Hills. After lunch, let’s head to the Rockland Breakwater, an impressive man-made, mile-long granite breakwater that leads us to our third and final lighthouse of the day! Three lighthouses and one seaside mountain summit in one day- what more could you ask for?! Lunch (sandwich, chips, bottle of water, and a cookie) and park admission are included in the cost of the trip. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please bring layers, snacks and water, an insulated cooler bag for grocery purchases (if you plan to shop along the way) and a sense of adventure!
Contact Freeport Adult Education for more information or to register, 865-6171
Tour of Flavors: St. George & Owl’s Head
with Kelli Park
Start your summer with the best local flavors! Let’s begin our adventure with a delicious brunch at St. George River Cafe, a local hole-in-the-wall in historic Warren village. We’ll explore the large-than-life artwork of renowned Maine artist Bernard Langlais at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing, and make a stop at a local market for picnic essentials! Let’s enjoy our picnic lunch on the rocky coast and enjoy the views at Owl’s Head Lighthouse, then head to a local vineyard to sample more of the finest local flavors! Last, but certainly not least, we’ll stop at Beth’s Farmstand for their famous strawberry shortcake (it IS strawberry season, after all!). Don’t miss this opportunity to get off the beaten path and celebrate the arrival of summer in Maine! The cost of the trip includes: brunch at St. George River Cafe, the wine tasting and tour, and dessert at Beth’s Farmstand; picnic lunch essentials are not included. Feel free to pack your own lunch, if you’d like. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please bring layers, snacks and water, an insulated cooler bag for grocery purchases (if you plan to shop along the way) and a sense of adventure!
Contact Freeport Adult Education, 865-6171, to register or for more information.