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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

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

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.

Digital Tools for Beginning Memoir Writers


with Ed Brazee, Jill Spencer, Chris Toy

Everyone has a story to tell. Writing your memoir helps you reflect on the varied experiences that impacted your life and helped shape who you are today. This course looks at a variety of digital tools, available through any digital device, that make the process of memoir writing more fun and a little less daunting. You will explore several unique approaches to research, learn strategies for gathering and storing materials in one easily accessible place, and delve into ways to illustrate your memoir even if you are not an artist. Polishing your work for publication and presenting it in a public format are other video topics. You will leave the course well equipped to begin your writing adventure. 

Fantastic Photo Finishes– Organize & Edit Images with Your iPhone / iPad Photos App


with Ed Brazee, Jill Spencer, Chris Toy

Most of us take hundreds of photos that languish on our iPhone / iPad or in the cloud. Knowing how to edit images and organize your photos on your iPhone and iPad is essential. Other areas of study include using the tabs in the Photos app – “For You” tab (ready-made slide shows), creating, using, and sharing albums, and the very useful search function.

Hidden Gems on Your iPhone & iPad


with Ed Brazee, Jill Spencer, Chris Toy

Did you know...your iPhone tracks your movements? The keyboard has hidden keys? You can write and draw on your photographs? You can calculate in your search window? Our iPhones and iPads have many timesaving features that allow you to be creative, efficient, and have fun. These “hidden gems” will show you how to learn advanced features of your iPhone and iPad.

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