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Maranacook Adult Education

Personal Enrichment



with Susan Coady

Calendar Mar 28, 2019 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga is your natural state. The practice reveals to you where you might have habitual holding patterns that resist your natural state. Spring supports us in a fresh start. This class is for you if you want gentle poses with a deep inner focus and advanced subtle training, even if you’re a beginner. Everyone welcome.

Instructor: Susan Coady 

6 Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 pm

Begins: March 28, 2019 (Original start date was March 14th)

Registration: $66 Drop in, per class: $13 (please register in front office before class).

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Travel Series with Elizabeth & John Reinsborough-NEW!


with Elizabeth & John Reinsborough

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Around the Country in 49 Days NEW!--This is the story of a 2017 camping road trip from Maine to California and back. We will make stops at 35 mostly lesser known National Parks and interesting sites, and discover more about our country. March 7, 2019

Ireland NEW! “Ireland has the resources of an island but the culture of a civilization.” This program will focus on the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland. It will look at the scenery, at major cities, the literary contributions, flora and fauna and take a brief look at some of Ireland’s legendary islands. March 21, 2019

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem NEW! The Nat. Park Service is now over 102 years old and Yellowstone was the first National Park. Its ecosystem, however, includes both Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks. We will also look at the formation of the Park Service, the ecosystem concept and threats to the future of this iconic place. April 4, 2019 

Thursday evenings, 6:30-8 pm, at Maranacook Community High School

Cost: $8 per session or all 3 for $20   

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Tree of Life: Gem Tree-NEW!
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Tree of Life: Gem Tree-NEW!


with Ann Berry

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Find your Zen in creative expression. I will be teaching some basics of Wirework, enabling students to create a tree of life gem tree. Supply fee $45 payable to Instructor first night of class.

Instructor: Ann Berry

4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm

Begins: March 7, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $25

Upholstery Basics


with Kelsie French

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

If you have a favorite old chair or ottoman, don’t discard it: reupholster it!! Under the direction of a skilled instructor, you will learn basic upholstery techniques and complete a small project during this 8 week class. Students purchase fabric on their own. Supply fee ($15-$25, depending on your project) payable to instructor.

Instructor: Kelsie French, EW French Upholstery

8 Thursdays, 6-9 pm

Begins: March 7, 2019

Location: MCMS

Registration: $95


Full Course

Welding Basics


with Shawn Wells

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This class teaches professional welding skills and technology for those wishing to enter the welding profession or a technical college program. Hobbyists welcomed. No previous welding experience is required. Each class includes approximately 30 minutes of theory and safety training and 2 hours of hands-on welding. Safety glasses, welding gloves, and leather boots required. Book and supply fees are due at registration.

Instructor: Shawn Wells

10 Wednesdays, 6-8:30 pm

Begins: March 13, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $149

Book rental fee $50

Lab fee $50

Total due at registration: $249

Full Course

Working with your Woodland


with Morten Moesswilde

Calendar Jan 16, 2019 , runs for 8 weeks

Working with your Woodland – a course for land owners and others. Presented by: Maine Forest Service, Maranacook Adult & Community Education, Kennebec Woodland Partnership

This series of presentations and field tours is a follow-up to our fall sessions on woodland management on small ownerships. The course is open to woodland owners, loggers, foresters, town officials, and others interested in learning more about woodland management issues and options. Attendees may join for one or all of these sessions. The instructor is Morten Moesswilde, District Forester for the Maine Forest Service, unless otherwise noted.

Registration: $5 per Session or All 8 sessions for $35

Tree Growth Tax Law & Harvest Operations Checklist

Location: MCHS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6-8 pm


Harvest Field Visit   Location: TBD Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 2-4 pm

Forest Insects & Diseases (with Thomas Schmeelk, MFS Forest Entomologist, and Aaron Bergdahl, MFS Forest Pathologist)

Location: MCHS

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6-8 pm

Harvest Field Visit/Working with a Consultant

Location: TBD

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 2-4 pm

What Wood is Worth – Understanding Wood Prices/Products; “Local Wood”

Location: MCHS

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6-8 pm

Wood Products; Log Buyer/Mill Visit; Tree/Wood Measurement

Location: TBD Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 2-4 pm

Invasive Plants – Identification & Control (with Nancy Olmstead, Maine Natural Areas Program invasive plant biologist)

Location: PDC, 75 North Rd, Readfield

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 6-8 pm

Invasive Species Field Visit (with Nancy Olmstead, Maine Natural Areas Program invasive species biologist)

Location: TBD

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2-4 pm

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