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Understanding Sacrifice: Researching Mainers Who Served in War


with Shane Gower

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

Over the past 6 years students at Maranacook working with teacher Shane Gower have researched the stories of 8 Mainers killed in War (2 in WW1 and 6 in WW2) and have published mini-biographies of each soldier on the Award winning website: Shane has been to 8 American Cemeteries in Europe and visited various WW1 and WW2 Battlefields and historic sites from Italy to France and Belgium thanks to funding from National History Day, The World War One Centennial Commission, and the American Battle Monuments Commission. This presentation will discuss travel to these sites, researching soldiers from Maine who fought in these wars, and the attempts to preserve these stories within our community.

Presenter: Shane Gower, MCHS Social Studies Teacher

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Time: 6:30-8 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: Free, but please register in advance. Donations accepted at door to support students' work in National History Day.

Watercolor Combo Class NEW!


with Linda Murray

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

This class will accommodate both beginner and more advanced watercolor students. Beginner students will be asked to purchase “Watercolor for Beginners” for $25. We shall work from this book during class. More advanced students will be given handouts each week to work from. Class time will be spent going over the elements of the landscape with beginners, including a demo. More advanced students will work on handouts in class with the instructor’s help. Each class will include new techniques, gentle critiques and instructor demos. Students will be encouraged to work at their own skill level and are responsible for their own materials. Materials list available from Maranacook Adult Ed.

Instructor: Linda Murray

8 Mondays, 9:30 am-Noon

Begins: September 16, 2019

Location: PDC, 75 North Rd, Readfield

Cost: $79

Instructor bio: Linda graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with honors holding a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. She has participated in many juried shows, and won numerous art competitions. Linda’s paintings are held in public and private collections throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Her artwork can be viewed at

 (Artwork on website is by Cindy Pettengill)

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Welding Basics
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Welding Basics


with TBD To Be Determined

Calendar Oct 9, 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. Book rental fee is refundable if book returned in good condition.

Instructor: TBD

10 Wednesdays, 6-8:30 pm

Begins: TBD

Location: MCHS

Registration: $149

Book rental fee $50, Lab fee $60

Total due at registration: $249

Wine Lovers Tour


with Elaine Babb

Calendar Oct 19, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Depart in a spacious, video and restroom equipped motorcoach as we head to Cellardoor Winery in picturesque Lincolnville.  Every bottle of wine is produced in their state-of-the art winemaking facility. Learn where their “hobo symbol”, that dons every bottle, came from.  After wine tasting and browsing in the gift shop, enjoy a personalized tour of the vineyard. After the tour the next stop is Rockland where you can have lunch on your own and shop.  After lunch we head to Savage Oaks Vineyard and Winery for another wine tasting and guided tour. The owners have spent the past 14 years growing their vineyard from the ground up and advancing their wine making from hobby level to a small-scale commercial production.

 Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation, wine tasting and tours at 2 Maine wineries, souvenir glass, hors d’oeuvres at Savage Oaks and all tips. Deadline to register is October 1, 2019.

9:30 am departure from Walmart, Augusta

6:00 pm return

Registration $89

No cancellations after October 1st unless number of participants exceeds 40


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