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Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

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Cleaning with Essential Oils Messalonskee W18


with Eunice Loredo

Calendar Apr 26, 2018 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Come, learn to refresh your home and senses with essential oils. In this class we will discuss non-toxic cleaning techniques that will deep clean your home. This is the healthy way to remove mold, musty air, and allergens, kill germs, bacteria and even dust mites. Materials and recipes will be provided for you to prepare and to take home: a cleaning glass bottle spray 8 oz. for kitchen and bathroom, a 4oz air spray to kills allergens in rooms, and a glass jar to prepare a multipurpose scrub. A $25 material fee is payable to the instructor at start of class. This covers your take-home item/s. Limit 10 students.

If you are interested in opening a subscription or placing an order for DoTerra Essential Oils, forms will be available.

Computing for Seniors … and those having ‘Senior Moments’ W18


with Christine Kreider

Calendar Mar 5, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 7 weeks
Whether you’ve been given a new electronic device so you can talk with your grandchildren on another continent, recently retired and sharing a laptop with your spouse, or trying to find out where your texts hide (and how much each costs you) – there is help for you, and we can teach you how to find it … free, reliable, and useful long after class has ended. Bring your device and your questions and learn where answers can be found … using your device! Limit 10 Students. No class Apr. 16.

Constellations of Spring W18


with Ted Elliott

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

We’ll have three exciting oppositions to look forward to this spring. Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars…one after the other! Instructor will bring a telescope to class to discuss how it works and the class will venture outside to see the exciting, bright, spring stars. Participants will need to purchase and bring “The Stars: A New Way to See Them”. This is the world’s best introduction to the constellations. We’ll look at or discuss the Zodiacs and the solar system, along with some history of astronomy as well. Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, and Libra are all out during class this time of year. Learn the beauties and subtlety of the night sky and you won’t be the same! Binoculars would be helpful! We may be able to squeeze in a visit to the Colby Observatory. Limit 6 students.

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Container Gardening Messalonskee W18


with Alice Elliott

Calendar Apr 11, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

No space to garden? Think containers? You can grow beautiful flowers, greens, vegetables, and perennials in a container. Innovative new styles make it easy to meet your individual needs. Learn the basics of containerizing your garden at this workshop. Limit 15 students.

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Day Trip to Boston and the New England Aquarium W18
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Day Trip to Boston and the New England Aquarium W18


with Shawna Quimby

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 7:30 am, runs for 1 week

Join us for a fun packed day in Boston and a visit to the New England Aquarium. At the aquarium, you can explore coral reefs, experience a rain forest, meet a variety of creatures and even attend a movie in the IMAX Theater. Your day includes time to enjoy the shopping and eating opportunities at Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.

Depart in relaxation on a Cyr Bus motor coach from Waterville at 7:30 a.m. or from the West Gardiner Service Plaza at 8:00 a.m. while enjoying Disney’s Finding Nemo. Stop for a brief breakfast and bathroom break in Kennebunk before arriving at the aquarium around 11:30 a.m. Spend as much time as you want at the aquarium and/or walk to nearby locations for shopping and eating. The bus will pick you up at the aquarium at 5:00 p.m. On the way home, we will feature Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo. After a stop at the Kennebunk Rest Area you will arrive home at approximately 8:30-9:00 p.m.

Your registration fee includes transportation to and from Boston and general admission to the aquarium. Special event tickets, IMAX tickets, and meals are not included. An adult must accompany children under the age of 18.

Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., May 12 New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA

Depart 7:30 a.m. from Waterville (Elm Plaza Shopping Center parking lot) Return 9:00 p.m.

Depart 8:00 a.m. from Gardiner (West Gardiner Service Plaza) Return 8:30 p.m.

Self-Supporting Fee: $65 (Adult - 12 and over) $59 (Child - under 12)

Call 873-5754 to register.

Digital Photography Workshop Messalonskee W18


with Eli FitzGerald

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

During the first two weeks of this class we will cover the basics of the DSLR digital camera and other photography basics. During the third and fourth classes we will look at aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, photocomposition, and how they are used together to create an outstanding photograph. We will also be taking an in-depth look at natural lighting as well as flash lighting techniques including on and off camera lighting. Weather permitting - during the fifth session we will do some outdoor photography. Then during the last class we will learn the basics of Photoshop. A DSLR camera is required. Storm make up will be Apr. 24. Limit 8 students.

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Digital Photography, Small Group Tutorial Messalonskee W18


with Kirsten Guyaz

Calendar May 1, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Come learn more about both the artistic side--including composition and design--and the technical, such as aperture, shutter speed, loss and non-loss files, downloading to electronic formats, simple editing, and more. We will be outdoors shooting as daylight and weather permit! You MUST bring your camera, manual, CHARGED batteries, and ALL cords to each class. Optional extras: If you have a laptop and/ or card reader please bring them. Interested students 13-17 may register with a registering and participating parent or guardian. Limit 5 students

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Dog Training Basics Messalonskee W18


with Donna Whitney

Calendar Mar 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This is a beginner dog training class and is designed for the young and not so young. We work in small groups with several trainers assisting.

The first night will be an orientation and information night held on Monday, Mar. 26 at Messalonskee High School for the two-legged family member/s only. You will get a helpful manual and many issues will be discussed including the commands taught such as walking on a loose leash, stay and come exercises as well as other techniques. We will also discuss your behavior concerns.

The five subsequent evenings will be held off-site at the Fairfield Community Center from 6:00-7:00 p.m. All dogs will need to be on a leash at all times.

Once you have registered, you will receive a packet in the mail to read, sign, and bring with you to class. Please bring proof of vaccinations and a $90 material fee payable to the instructor on start date of Mar. 26. Limit 12 dogs and their people.

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