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MSAD #40 Adult Education



Personal Enrichment

Define Your Role as Author and Create Your Writers Platform

$34

with Lee Heffner

Calendar Feb 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Today’s writers must also be marketers of their work. Regardless of your publication path, understand your options and the best ways to leverage your marketing materials and available tools across multiple social media outlets.

Lee Heffner began working with creatives in 1995 andtransitioned into writing in 1998. She specializes in one-on-one coaching sessions to help individual writers overcome creative hurdles and wrote her book, “Write to Finish”, to support that work.

Designing Your Landscape in Spring

$85

with Sharon Turner

Calendar Apr 10, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Have you always wanted to develop a plan to make the most of your yard and gardens? Then this field-based class is for you. After the first meeting classes will meet at each participant’s property where individualized, site-specific options will be explored. Organic practices will be emphasized as will the incorporation of native plants, especially those important for birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficials. Please give us your physical address when registering. The first night is for information and planning for all participants; dates and times of subsequent meetings will be determined by participants. This class also includes a visit to the instructor's nursery in Washington. Registration $85 plus $10 for materials (handouts) to be paid to instructor. Approximately 8 weeks total, with some meetings at gardens on weekdays and some on weekends. 6:00-8:00 p.m. (first class only)

Sharon Turner is a certified Master Gardener Volunteer, consultant, educator and designer. She grows for Fedco Trees and teaches for MOFGA. At her nursery in Washington she specializes in heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable and flower seedlings and native perennials, shrubs and trees.

DIY Natural Health & Beauty Products

$39

with Katie Deabler

Calendar May 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Chemicals are absorbed into the body through the skin. Putting on chemicals may actually be worse than eating them! Toxins that enter through the skin can enter the bloodstream and cause harm before they are filtered by the liver. With all the pollutants in the environment today, it is important that we use personal care products that are made from natural and healthy ingredients. This class will teach you step-by-step how to make your own health & beauty products from safe and natural ingredients. You will make sample products to bring home for yourself and your family.

Katie Deabler has been a wellness advocate for 4 years. She specializes in natural living with the use of essential oils. She makes her own household cleaners, candles, and skincare line from natural ingredients.

DOUGH it Up Right!

$39

with Debra Arter

Calendar Feb 26, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? In this one night class we will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic sweet roll dough, which will be formed in various ways. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheatrolls, caramel pecan rolls and a savory braid. The instructor will demonstrate how to form loaves of bread. Students will see what gluten really looks like! Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed.

Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. All baking levels are welcome for this hands-on class. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and tubs or plastic bags to take stuff home.

Debra Arter has been cooking international dishes for her family and others for many years.

Downeaster to Boston's North End

$80

with Chris Toy

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 7 am, runs for 1 week

Are you hungry for authentic Italian food? Do you feel like a leisurely train ride to and from Boston to feast on said authentic Italian food? Well then, we’re planning a trip to Boston’s north end with our celebrated chef, Chris Toy, and he will lead you on a merry adventure. Along with the aforementioned feasting, Chris will take you on a walking tour of several Boston landmarks: Freedom Trail with Paul Revere’s house (fee for entry), the Old North Church and the Haymarket, Boston Market and Quincy Market. The trip includes transportation via Amtrak. Wear comfortable shoes for this walking tour with a moderate amount of city walking.

Train departs Brunswick Station at 7:25 am and returns from Boston’s North End Station 4:45 pm. We will get back to Brunswick around 8 PM. No refunds. Cost does not include meals, but does include transportation via Amtrak, and your tour guide Chris Toy.

Emotional Wellness with Essential Oils

$19

with Katie Deabler

Calendar May 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that essential oils are great for helping us navigate through our feelings? By simply smelling certain oils we can change our mood and emotions! In this class, we will cover each emotion and which oils you can use (and how you can use them) to benefit and balance your mindset. You will be provided with samples to bring home for personal use at the end of class.

Katie Deabler has been a wellness advocate for 4 years. She specializes in natural living with the use of essential oils. She makes her own household cleaners, candles, and skincare line from natural ingredients.

Foraging for Wild, Edible & Medicinal Plants

$49

with Tom Seymour

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This class consists of a classroom seminar at Medomak Middle School followed by an outdoor field trip. At the class session, Tom will give a narrated presentation of on-screen photos of edible wild plants, some of which have medicinal uses as well. All plants shown and discussed are available in the midcoast region of Maine and none are rare, endangered or threatened (most are common garden “weeds”). At the end of the session, participants should have a new understanding of and greater appreciation for these common, useful, healthful and tasty wild treats. The outdoor field trip takes place at the nature trail behind Medomak Middle School. Please bring water, good walking shoes and a snack or lunch to class.

Tom Seymour is a Maine naturalist, Registered MaineGuide, freelance writer and book author. His book credits includeHiking Maine, Fishing Maine, Birding Maine, Forager’s Notebook,Wild Plants of Maine and his most recent Foraging Mushrooms Mainepublished in 2017. 

Geology of the Midcoast Area

$44

with David Pope

Calendar Mar 12, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Explore the geology of our immediate area through classroom work and field trips. From glacial sculpting and erratics to the primordial origins of the rock units, Mid-Coast Maine tells many geological stories. This course includes an introduction to rock and mineral identification, plate tectonics, bedrock geology and glacial geology all in local context. Maps, written text and on-line sources will be used. The weekly class schedule and several short field trip dates will be firmed up at the first class. Student interests will guide the course.

David Pope grew up rockhounding in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. He holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree in geology. He recently authored “Geology of the Pemaquid Region, Mid-Coast Maine”.





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