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Maranacook Adult Education



Personal Enrichment

Beginner Beekeeping

$44

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Apr 4, 2020 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Join the “Bee Whisperer”, Peter Cowin, as he covers the basics of beekeeping. Learn about bees, equipment and the gear needed to get started, how to establish new hives, pests and diseases of honeybees, seasonal management of beehives in Maine, and of course, honey production. Peter has kept honeybees since the age of 11, and now runs 100 hives in Hampden. He is president of the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association, and is on the MSBA swarm team.

Instructor: Peter Cowin

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Time: 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $44

Needle Felting Heads - NEW!

$15

with Lori Twiss

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

First time felters welcome! Learn some tips and tricks to create a head with face features. (If time allows make 2 heads.) All materials supplied, or you may bring your own. Supplies available at class for $8, includes felting pad, needles, rolling stick, fleece (you keep all supplies). If you bring your own needles, pad etc. supply fee $5, includes fleece.

Everyone gets enough fleece to take home to continue felting. Supply fees payable to Instructor at class.

Instructor: Lori Twiss

Monday, April 6, 2020

Time: 6-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $15

Cooking with Essential Oils

$10

with Mary Alderman

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Cooking With Essential Oils

Come join us in hands-on class and take home some simple and delicious treats made with essential oils.  You will learn how to determine what oils are safe to take internally and how to use them. You will have the opportunity to sample a variety of treats including a dip, main dish, and a sweet treat as well as the recipes so that you can make them at home.

 There will be a lab fee for this class of $20 to cover food and oil costs. 

Instructor: Mary Alderman

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm 

Location: MCHS

Registration:  $10

Supply fee (see above) payable to instructor.

House and Garden, Naturally NEW!

$25

with Joanna Wilhelm

Calendar Apr 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

House and Garden, Naturally (A Make and Take Class) 

Spring is coming (really, it is!!!), and with it comes throwing open windows, clearing out the dust, and getting the gardens ready for another growing season.  Whether wiping the dirt out of your home or wiping the dirt off  your hands, we have natural solutions for keeping pests and critters out, for returning the sparkle, and for supporting your organic gardening.  All are super simple, proven eff ective, and will have you breathing easy, literally and fi guratively. And you’ll get to make a couple goodies, along with the recipes to make more. These are easy to make -- one will freshen up your home and another will keep pests adhering to the “hospitality rules”.

Instructor: Joanna Wilhelm

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $25 (includes supply fees)

Soap Making with Essential Oils

$19

with Mary Alderman

Calendar Apr 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Soap Making with Essential Oils

Come join us in this two-night hands-on class and take home three beautiful and useful bars of soap made with essential oils.  You will learn how to make beautiful soap out of multiple mediums, such as goats’ milk, shea butter or oatmeal. You will bring home a lovely scented bar of soap made with your own hands. Supply fee $20, payable to instructor.

Instructor: Mary Alderman 

2 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

Begins: April 28, 2020

Location: MCHS 

Registration: $19

 

Fifty Old Houses in Readfield and the People Who Lived in Them

$1250

with Dale Potter-Clark

Calendar Apr 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Fifty Old Houses in Readfield and the People Who Lived in Them

As you drive through Readfield have you wondered about the history of some of our old homes? In this presentation you will learn something about more than fifty of our 18th and 19th century homes and some of the people who have lived in or built them.  

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $12.50

 

Local historian and author,  Dale Potter-Clark, is a founding member of the Readfield Historical Society and co-leader of the Readfield history walks. Dale’s family has lived in Readfield for 10 generations.

 

 

Safety in a Modern World

$30

with Kevin Webb

Calendar May 6, 2020 at 6:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this 3 week course, participants will learn some basic ways to handle everyday situations that have the potential to turn violent. It is not unrealistic to be in a situation where you have to control a scenario involving a family member or friend that has escalated out of hand.  Th is course looks to bridge that gap and address what happens in a situation when reasonable force is needed.  A potentially dangerous situation where injuring one of the parties is not necessary, but some level of physical component is likely to be utilized.  Conflict resolution skills will be taught in the form of de-escalation strategies, avoidance, restraining and controlling techniques. Adults 18 and over are welcome to attend. No prior martial arts experience necessary.

Instructor: Sensei Kevin Webb

3 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 pm

Begins: May 6, 2020

Time: 6-8 pm

Location:  Martial Arts Institute, 23 Leighton Rd, Augusta

Registration: $30

Registered Maine Guide Training

$495

with John Rogers

Calendar May 7, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Registered Maine Guide Training

This training prepares you for all 3 licenses: Recreation, Fishing & Hunting (with emphasis on Map & Compass), Search & Rescue and Canoeing & Canoe Rescue. You will be 100% ready to take one of Maine’s toughest outdoor tests. A manual with practice tests will be provided on the first day of class. Anyone pursuing their Maine Guide License will also need First Aid, which is available for students on a date TBD. An enrollment form will be sent with the class confirmation.

Instructor: John A Rogers, Maine’s Outdoor Learning Center

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am-5 pm

May 7-10, 2020

Location: PDC, 75 North Road, Readfield

Registration: $495





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