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Marvelous Mocktails: Mixology Workshop


with Sara Gross

Calendar May 31, 2023 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Mocktails (mixed drinks made entirely without alcohol) are quickly growing in popularity and are a great way to add a little flair to your next event. In this class, explore a variety of mocktail-ready ingredients made right here in Maine – syprup, shrubs, infusions, flavored sugars and more – and learn how to turn them into beautiful non-alcoholic drinks that are sure to impress.

After learning about the ingredients and the Maine producers who made them, attendees will get hands-on with mocktail mixology. Enjoy a demonstration and tasting featuring several special recipes before trying your hand at making your own. All materials and recipes will be provided.

Instructor Sara Gross is the executive director of the Maine Food and Beverage Education Center.

Full Course

Making Jewelry with Sea Glass


with Lynne Thompson

Calendar Jun 5, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Please note the dates for this class has changed from the one listed in our Winter / Spring 2023 brochure. The new dates are Monday June 5th and 12th.

Beautiful pieces of natural sea glass are turned into wearable art in this class. Learn some of the basics of jewelry making as you create a pendant and earrings out of sea glass.

Sea glass and wire will be provided by the instructor but feel free to bring your own pieces. Each student will need his or her own pair of needle-nose pliers. Please bring a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor the first night of class.

Boston's Dragon Boat Festival


with Chris Toy

Calendar Jun 11, 2023 at 7 am

Come to Boston’s Dragon Boat Festival and experience the food, art, culture, marital arts, music, and dragon boat races of China with your guide Chris Toy. We’ll take the Downeaster out of Brunswick to Boston’s North Station, take the subway to the festival spend the day on both shores of the Charles River near Harvard Square. We’ll end the day by heading to Chinatown for a Dim Sum feast, or you can explore the many Asian restaurants, bakeries, and shops on your own. Wear sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothing for the weather. Train departs Brunswick Station at 7:10 am and returns from Boston’s North End Station 5:20 pm. We will get back to Brunswick around 8:40 PM. No refunds. No EARLYBIRD.

Cost: $125 Cost does not include meals or entry fees, but does include transportation via Amtrak, a Charlie Card worth three subway trips, and your tour guide Chris Toy.

Full Course

Beyond the Grape: A Survey of Maine Wine


with Lynda Gaines

Calendar Jun 13, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Explore the breadth of wines that Maine vintners are producing--It’s not limited to grapes! Enjoy a guided tasting of 5-6 Maine wines made from a variety of fruits (including, but not limited to grapes). Experience the creativity and innovation of Maine vintners while learning about the environmental and cultural factors that contribute to our state’s diverse wine industry.

Attendees will also learn about the techniques winemakers use to influence the characteristics of the wine and achieve their desired flavor profile, even when using non-traditional ingredients.

Instructor Lynda Gaines is a WSET Level 3 Certified Wine Enthusiast.

Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) Recertification (June)


with LincolnHealth Staff

Calendar Jun 16, 2023 at 8 am

This is a review and re-testing for people who already hold a CRMA certificate and wish to renew their certification. This recertification course is a one day course, including review and recertification testing on that day. You must provide a copy of your current certificate along with your registration for this course.


Maine Bagel Lab


with Jeff Mao

Calendar Jun 17, 2023 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

There’s nothing like a great, chewy bagel for starting your day off right–except for a great, chewy bagel that you made yourself with delicious local ingredients! In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to make bagels from beginning to end–measuring and mixing the dough, portioning and shaping bagels, and finally boiling and baking. Craft your perfect bagel using Maine Grains flour and mix-ins/toppings from local producers–even mix your own flavored cream cheese to top it off!

This is an interactive class and the course fee includes a beverage of choice in the Tasting Room immediately following class. All ingredients, materials, equipment and recipes will be provided.

Instructor Jeff Mao of Knead and Nosh is an avid home cook, baker and cookbook author who teaches cooking and baking classes with a special focus on foods that incorporate doughts in one form or another.

Maine Malts & Malty Beers


with Will Laliberte

Calendar Jun 20, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Malted grains provide the backbone for beer, influencing its color, flavor, aroma and mouthfeel. In this class participants will learn about how malt is made here in Maine and around the world, and about the techniques that maltsters use to make different malt products from the same base grain.

You’ll have a chance to taste samples of malt and learn how different malts can be used together to produce the characteristic flavors of classic beer styles. The class will also include samples of several malt-forward Maine craft beers. If you’re interested in a break from hop-heavy beers, this class will provide a refreshing change of pace into the many varieties of malty beer.

Instructor Will Laliberte is a certified Cicerone®, homebrewer and lab manager for Bath Ale Works.

Red Wines of Maine


with Lynda Gaines

Calendar Jun 22, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Explore the variety of red wines that Maine vintners are producing! Attendees will enjoy a guided tasting of 5 to 6 Maine red wines, comparing and contrasting not only the wines themselves but the grape varietals used. Attendees will also learn about the techniques winemakers use to influence the characteristics of the wine–like “dry,” “sweet,” or “fruity.”

This is an interactive class and the course fee includes a full pour of one of our top rated wines from the class in the Tasting Room immediately following the course.

Instructor Lynda Gaines is a WSET Level 3 Certified Wine Enthusiast.

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