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Beginner/Intermediate Sewing NEW!


with Carole Hicks

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

A basic level sewing class for individuals who have never used a sewing machine, or for those who want to expand on their sewing skills and take on larger projects. In the class you will learn professional sewing skills using 2 industrial machines (one for light/medium fabrics and one walking foot upholstery for heavy fabrics.) After training , there will be time for a project of choice. Beginners are encouraged to select a simple project such as a pillow cover or cover for an outdoor cushion. An advanced class may be offered later in the Fall, if there is interest.

For specific questions about this class, please email Carole Hicks at


Only 2 spaces per class.....register early!!!

Instructor: Carole Hicks

Begins: September 17, 2019

Session I: 4 Tuesdays, 5-6:30 pm   One spot left!

Session II: 4 Tuesdays, 6:45-8:15    One spot left!

Begins: September 19, 2019

Session I: 4 Thursdays, 5-6:30 pm . (This class FULL)

Session II: 4 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15   (This class FULL)

Location: MCMS

Registration: $39

When registering, please specify which of the 4 sessions you are signing up for.

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Beginning Ukulele-NEW DATES!


with Dan Gilbert

Calendar Sep 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Over the past several years the Ukulele has made a huge comeback. From chart topping singles such as “Riptide” and “Hey Soul Sister”, to classrooms and full blown ukulele orchestras, this instrument has so much to offer. Whether you have always wanted to learn an instrument or are looking for something new, the ukulele with its unique sound and convenient portability may be for you. This course will cover chords, strumming, fingerpicking, and personalized instruction of selected songs. It is recommended that you purchase “Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1” ($6.99 on Amazon) and that you bring your own soprano, concert, or tenor sized ukulele. 

Instructor: Dan Gilbert, Maranacook High School Music Teacher 

4 Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

Begins: September 26, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $45



with Libby Harville

Calendar Oct 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Remember the aroma of fresh biscuits just out of the oven? Come see how easy it is to make biscuits and impress your family. We'll make slight variations in the biscuits then have a taste test. Scones are basically enriched biscuits so if you can make one, you can make the other! Please bring a large bowl, fork, rubber scraper, pastry cutter if you prefer, measuring cup + spoons, and baking tray.

Instructor: Libby Harville

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $10 Supply fee $2, payable to Instructor.

Full Course

Canvas Tote - New Dates!


with Libby Harville

Calendar Oct 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Make your own tote similar to the large LL Bean canvas bag!

Please bring to class:

  • 1 piece canvas or other heavy material 26" x 38"
  • 1 piece contrasting fabric for bottom of bag 16" x 26"
  • 2 pieces of contrasting fabric for handles 2" x 44"  OR

         2 pieces of 1" webbing  44" long

  • Scissors
  • Ruler (quilting ruler if you have one)
  • Pencil
  • Pins
  • Iron & portable ironing board helpful

Above based on  large tote. $10 fee for canvas if you want instructor to supply. Please let us know in advance. (You can make a smaller tote, if you prefer.)

Instructor: Libby Harville

Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:30-8:30 pm  

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm                                          

Location: MCMS

Registration: $15

Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard


with Elaine Babb

Calendar Sep 30, 2019 , runs for 1 week

Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard

Enjoy 5 days and 4 nights in beautiful Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

We will visit lovely and artistic Martha’s Vineyard along with guided tours of the historic seaside towns of Hyannis, Sandwich and the “Outer Cape”.

The JFK Museum, the Sandwich Glass Museum and the Eastham Windmill are a must see. Our spacious, video and restroom equipped Motorcoach will take us to the picturesque Massachusetts coast.  Four breakfasts and 4 dinners are included.

Sept. 30 – October 4, 2019 

Bus departs from Augusta @ 8 am and makes one stop in So. Portland

Price - $499 double occupancy plus a $10 non-refundable fee

(Single occupancy price: $644)

(Triple occupancy: $489 per person)

$75 deposit upon booking

Travel Insurance available for $35 per person (Single occupancy $59)


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with Carol Spaulding

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 13 weeks

This high intensity aerobic workout will give you a great opportunity for aerobic exercise through guided routines building on four basic punches and four basic kicks. Some core strength building will also be included. All experience levels are welcome.

Instructor: Carol Spaulding

Begins: Monday, September 16, 2019 (no classes on Monday holidays)

Time: 6-7 pm

Location: Mt. Vernon Elementary

Registration: $10 per class (Drop-ins welcome, please pay Instructor.)

CDL Class B: Dump Truck or Bus


with Nancy Frost

Calendar Nov 7, 2019 , runs for 6 weeks

This class prepares you to meet Maine DMV requirements and gives you the hands-on skills that employers demand. The course consists of 42 hrs of classroom instruction to prepare you for the CDL license process, including written and skills exam. The 30 hours of one-on-one range instruction will prepare you for the road test.

Additional endorsements of Bus, Tank and Hazmat are $10 each. For the bus driving endorsement you must be over 21, have a clean driving record and get a physical exam.

Class fee includes: classroom and behind the wheel instruction, 1 endorsement, state physical exam, delivery of truck for the road exam and all state testing fees. Driving time arranged individually with Instructor.

Location: PDC, 75 North Road, Readfield

Registration: $2500

Instructor: Nancy Frost 

Dates: Begins: November 7, 2019

6 Thursdays, 5:45-9 pm: November 7, 14, 21  December 5,12,19

4 Saturdays, 8am-2:30pm: November 9 & 23   December 7 & 14

Payment plan available: $400 deposit plus 8 payments of $262.50, paid weekly.
Central Maine’s Architectural History NEW!
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Central Maine’s Architectural History NEW!


with Daniel Mitchell

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn about 250 years of Maine architecture, and maybe learn something about YOUR house! Dan Mitchell is a restoration-minded carpenter who lives in Sidney. This course hopes to develop an appreciation for our local, vernacular architecture while at the same time making connections to broad architectural themes. Also, learn how to be an advocate for historic preservation. This class will be eight weeks of presentations covering five major architectural periods (18th Century, Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian, Modern), but students are greatly encouraged to enhance the class with experiences from their own homes. Student photos can be integrated into the slide presentations and students are encouraged to share their own old house stories or problems. There will be slides of MANY local, central Maine examples (over 500), numerous hands-on artifacts (including vintage prints, periodicals, stereoviews, tools, and books) as well as general discussions of methods of construction, technology changes, style changes, and the ideas behind them. Also, we’ll cover topics of restoration and historic preservation, as well as how to solve common old house problems. Perhaps a field trip can be added to enhance the classwork.

Instructor: Daniel Mitchell

8 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm

Begins: September 12, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $45

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