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Life as a French and Indian War Soldier at Fort Western W20
with Linda Novak
Interested in learning what it was like to live at Fort Western during the French and Indian War (1754-1767)? Fort Western is the backdrop for this unique hands-on, learning experience. You will be introduced to the French & Indian War in Maine by walking through time in a tour of this 1754 fort. In the guard room you will be mustered into military service. In the barracks you learn what daily life was like for the soldier. In the camp kitchen you will start a fire with flint & steel and share the rations provided for you. On the parade ground you will learn to march and drill with wooden muskets. In the blockhouse you will learn how to fire a cannon. Please note: Rations may contain 18th century ingredients available at the time: flour, sugar, nuts, dairy and meat. Warning, cannon fire is loud. Attention Teachers! This is a great way to earn CEU’s. A $20 material fee is payable to Old Fort Western at the start of class. There may be opportunities for additional experience for an added charge for interested students. Limit 30 students.
Cooking Your Way Messalonskee W20
with Deborah Barnett
This is a fun interactive class using a combination of online learning and hands-on workshops. The online element will cover topics such as My Plate, Smart Snacking, and Keeping Your Food Safe. The in-class topics will include: an Introduction to the online process, Saving Money at the Store, and reducing fat, sugar, and salt while increasing daily physical activity. Designed for parents of young children, but all who wish to improve their diet and shopping experience are welcome. If you have a laptop or iPad you are welcome to bring it to the first night of class. There will also be a few iPads available as well. Limit 10 students.
Build Your Own Terrarium W20
with Stephanie Mathias
Dig in to build and create your own indoor terrariums! You will learn about the types of plants to use and care for those plants when creating your own terrarium! You will build a large terrarium and small terrarium to display in your own home! This is an educational and hands on experience for all ages! A $30 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Limit 10 students. Storm date of May 4.
Dog Training Basics Messalonskee W20
with Donna Whitney
This is 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, Apr. 27, 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 on Mondays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Several caretaker family members may accompany one dog. All dogs will need to be on a leash at all times, and NO dogs will be allowed if they are aggressive. Once you have registered, you will receive a packet in the mail from the Adult Ed office to read, sign, and bring with you to class. Please bring proof of vaccinations, a $100 material fee payable to the instructor (NO CREDIT CARDS), and your completed packet to Orientation Night. No class on May 25.
Monday, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Apr. 27, Orientation & Information Night (First session) Messalonskee High School, Room 127
Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m., May 4 - June 8, Classes with Dogs (Second - Sixth Sessions) Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St., Fairfield
Art in an Evening: Vincent Van Gogh “a Mashup” Messalonskee W20
with Doreen Morgan
Enjoy a relaxing evening creating art! We will paint Van Gogh-inspired sunflowers on a starry night, which is like two masterpieces in one! You will learn a lot about painting and the artist as well. No art experience is necessary! Doreen provides the paint, brushes, canvas, easels, and instructions. You will leave class with smile and a wonderful painting for that room you have just redecorated or to give as a gift to a beloved family member or friend. A $45 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Check our web page at midmaine.maineadulted.org to view the original painting. Limit 18 students.
Jewelry Making: Peacock’s Nest Messalonskee W20
with Sherrie Brann
Do some shopping for Mother’s Day or for yourself. We will make a beautiful wire-wrapped nest pendant in your choice of suede or stainless steel. Check our website at midmaine.maineadulted.org to see a picture of the pendant. All supplies will be provided. A $20 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Limit 10 students.
Understanding the 2020 Census W20
with Hannah Bard
Your response in the 2020 Census is critical to help our communities and state. What does the Census do? ? The Census determines how many House of Representatives each state can elect to represent their state in Congress. ? The Census helps determine the amount of federal funding each community receives. ? The Census helps communities plan for community needs like new roads, schools, and emergency services. ? The Census helps businesses determine the best place to open their business. Who should complete the Census? The census will count everyone living in the United States and is collected by household. Therefore, everyone living in all 50 states is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census. The census survey collects information by household – so parents will complete the census for any dependents living in their household. How can I complete the census survey? There are three options to participate in the census: ? Online ? By phone ? By mail What if I do not have a computer and Internet at home, but would like to do it online. Can I?
Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education will have open computer lab hours every other Tuesday, Feb. through May 2020, for anyone to come in and participate in the census. There will be a designated staff member available to assist with any questions.
Tuesdays, 9:00am-12:00pm, Mar. 10 & 24, Apr. 14 & 28, & May 12 & 19 Waterville Senior High School, Room 35
Visit: www.2020census.gov and maineadulted.org to learn more about the census.
Boston Museum of Science Day Trip W20
with Hannah Bard
Join us for a fun packed day at the Boston Museum of Science! 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. Stop for a brief breakfast and bathroom break in Kennebunk before arriving at the museum around 11:30 a.m. Spend as much time as you want at the museum, enjoying the exhibits, visiting their gift shop, and grabbing lunch in their food court. Duck Tours pick up on the hour at the entrance of the Museum of Science and there is a shopping mall within walking distance of the Museum for folks looking for additional activities beyond the Museum (tickets for additional activities are not included). The bus will pick you up at the museum at 5:00 p.m. 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 museum. An adult must accompany children under the age of 18. Call 873-5754 to register. No refunds will be issued after Apr. 16. Depart 7:30 a.m. from Waterville, Return 9:00 p.m. Depart 8:00 a.m. from Gardiner (West Gardiner Service Plaza) Return 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., May 2 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 Self-Supporting Fee: $65 (Adult - 12 and over) $60 (Child - 11 & under) $61 (Senior - 60+)
For child registration please use the promo code: Child
For senior registration please use the promo code: Senior Trip