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Adult Learning Center students finish class on financial literacy [Lewiston Adult Education]

Clement Yombe


A group of students has completed a financial literacy program at Lewiston’s Adult Learning Center aimed at making them more self-sufficient and successful.

Clement Yombe, program coordinator for Community Financial Literacy, taught the five-week class for English Speakers of Other Languages that covered topics including the American banking system, loans and credit cards.

“We have had so many success stories. Students had zero for a credit score and within one year, they had a good credit score that helped them qualify for a car loan,” Yombe said.

He taught the five-week class in English and French to 15 people who received certificates on Thursday at the Adult Learning Center, which is in the lower level of Longley School on Birch Street. Yombe has taught the class for the last four years.

For more information about money management classes or other kinds of instruction, call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 or go to


Posted by Michael Reagan  on October 2, 2015

Lewiston College Transition students try mini-class at CMCC [Lewiston Adult Education]

Christina Monahan and Clarenece Rawding take part in a visit to Central Maine Community College's campus on Thursday.

Students in the Lewiston Adult Education’s College Transition Program participated in a mini-class at Central Maine Community College in Auburn as part of a Thursday visit.

Learning and Advising Specialist Julia Edwards of CMCC started the class with a discussion about President Obama’s recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly and then moved into an explanation about the civil war in Syria. The students received a copy of the speech and a list of potential questions before class.

“It was my students’ first experience in a college setting and I saw it ignite the spark of interest in higher learning and in their desire for higher education,” said Amy Hatch, College Transition Program Instructor at Lewiston Adult Education.

They were asked to highlight parts of the speech they agreed with and others with which they disagreed. Their two-hour class also included a discussion explanation about countries with capitalist economies, such as the United States.

Students in the program will return to CMCC at the end of October for a campus tour and a visit to the library as part of the work on a research paper.

Hatch praised Edwards for the time she spent with students and her willingness to answer questions about college.

For more information about Lewiston Adult Education’s College Transition Program or other classes, call 207-795-4141.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on October 2, 2015 | Read more in: News

Openings available in Beekeeping for Beginners with Peter Cowin 10/6/15-10/20/15 [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Read Peter's column in today's Bangor Daily News.

Beekeeping for Beginners with Peter Cowin is being offered by Ellsworth Adult Education on three consecutive Tuesdays, October 6th - October 20th, 6:30-8:30pm in Ellsworth.  To register, enter "beekeeping" in the search feature in the upper right corner of this page, click on the title of the class and then on the "register" button.  You can always give us a call at 664-7110!

This class will be followed by Intermediate Beekeeping, November 17th - December 8th, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm.


Posted by Marilyn Starling  on October 2, 2015

Firearms Hunter Safety Course [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]

Firearms Hunter Safety Course






Homestudy required and must be present both days

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

October 20, 21 & 22, 2015 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

For more information on this course, click the link below:

Eastern Aroostook  Adult & Community Education, Caribou Learning Center, 75 Bennett Drive Caribou, Maine.  We are between Docs Place & the wellness center, and across the drive from the county federal credit union.  Please call to register: (207) 493-4272

Need a closer course to you, or one at a more conveniant time?

Visit Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on October 1, 2015 | Read more in: Safety Courses

Flooding Cancels Ellsworth Adult Ed Classes [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Ellsworth Adult Education evening classes are cancelled for tonight, Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  Savvy Traveler and America's Boating class will start next week at the scheduled time.

Hoop Dance will meet at the regularly scheduled time next week.


If you have any questions, please contact us at or 664-7110.


Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 30, 2015 | Read more in: News

Super Saturday coming to Lewiston Adult Ed on Oct. 17 [Lewiston Adult Education]

People who want to pick up new skills or get in touch with their creative side can sign up for a class at Lewiston Adult Education’s Fall Super Saturday on Oct. 17 at Lewiston High School.

“Harvest Treats For Families” will have caramel-filled apples, chocolate-covered pretzel turkeys and peanut butter Pilgrim hats on the menu. Artists looking to brighten up their homes can take “Painting Furniture With Chalk Paint” or check out “Stadium Basket.”

Openings are still available in all Super Saturday classes, and lunch will be provided for all day-long courses.

To register for any of the classes, visit , or call  us at 795-4141.


Here is a complete list of classes:


Abstract Landscapes Using Fluid Acrylics: Explore abstract painting and nature as we create a landscape using acrylic paints. No drawing experience is necessary. Just bring two small brushes. Other supplies will be provided. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $17 plus a $25 lab fee

Silk Scarf : Use translucent silk dye and a pattern of your choice to create a silk scarf in just three hours. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. $17 plus a $20 lab fee

Harvest Treats for Families : Bring your child or grandchild to spend the morning making chocolate candies. They will include peanut butter cup pilgrim hats, chocolate-covered pretzel turkeys, caramel-filled apples and raspberry bark. Children ages 10 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $20 plus $22 lab fee

Clearing Your Chakras : Learn about Chakras in detail and how to clear yours so that energy and life flow smoothly. You will make your own Chakra bracelet to wear. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $33 plus $20 lab fee

Couples Massage: Swedish and Deep Tissue : Learn basic Swedish massage and deep tissue techniques. Participants will also learn to release their own knots. Bring a partner, a pillow and unscented lotion. Wear a tank top for access to neck and shoulder muscles. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $16

CPR, First Aid, AED Training : The course followed the guidelines of the American Heart Association in basic CPR, First Aid and proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). A course textbook and certification card are included as part of the program. 9:00-3:00, $67, $5 lab fee

Introduction to Metaphysics and Meditation: The class will incorporate the basic principles of meditation to enhance your clarity and incorporate it into your daily life. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $34, $5 lab fee

Introduction to Reflexology: Reflexology is a healing art that offers benefits including stress reduction, improved sleep patterns and increased circulation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a basin for a foot soak, two large towels and a pillow. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $33, $5 lab fee

Painting Furniture with Chalk Paint: Bring a small, portable piece of furniture, or part of a piece of furniture, to paint and finish in class. A drawer or a stool are two examples. Also bring an 8-ounce container of latex paint, either matt or satin sheen, in the color of your choice. Participants must also bring a paint brush, an apron, old wipe cloths and a small drop cloth. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $24, $18 fee

Make Your Own Soap and Luxury Body Lotion : Learn how to use, melt and pour soap for spa-quality soap and body lotion using butters and oils. Participants should bring an immersion blender, several rubber spatulas, a four-cup mixing bowl, a roll of paper towels and some small plastic bowls. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $32, with $40 lab fee

Stadium Basket : Weave a sturdy carrying basket with double-swing handles. Bring a mop-sized bucket, study scissors, a tape measure, 12 spring-type clothespins, a jackknife, a pencil, spray bottle and an old towel. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $31, $25 lab

PC Preventative Maintenance: Learn about the simple things you can do to improve your computer’s performance and security. Participants will explore the PC-Windows based system and devices in order to perform preventative maintenance. The class is designed for beginners. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $55 with $5 lab fee



Posted by Michael Reagan  on September 30, 2015

ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) Classes Available [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Do you know someone in the community who is not a native English speaker?  Would they like some help to learn how to talk with their child’s teacher, make an appointment with a doctor, or identify some of the things in the grocery store?

Tetyana Fournier, our ESOL instructor, would love to help students with the language and cultural assimilation. 

For more information call 873-5754.











Posted by Shelley McGowan  on September 29, 2015

UKE 101 IN PHILLIPS - CANCELLED [RSD #9 Franklin County Adult Basic Education]

The Ukelele 101 Community Ed Class in Phillips scheduled for October 1-8-15-22 has been cancelled due to low enrollment.  However, if you are interested in learning to play the Ukelele there is a class beginning in Farmington on September the Mt. Blue Adult & Community Ed Program today at 778-3460!!


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on September 29, 2015 | Read more in: Events and News

St. John Valley Small Business Academy Workshop [MSAD #27 Adult and Community Education]



Posted by Heidi Michaud  on September 29, 2015

New classes coming to Lewiston Adult Education in October [Lewiston Adult Education]

People looking for a burst of energy to  fall can check out a host of new classes coming to Lewiston Adult Education.

Don’t miss Lewiston Adult Ed’s “Super Saturday,” which is set for Oct. 17 at Lewiston High School. We will have one-day classes such as Introduction to Metaphysics & Meditation and Harvest Treats for Families, which will include chocolate and caramel creations. PC Preventative Maintenance and our American Heart Association CPR are two other choices for the day.

Quilting: Small Projects gets under way with a holiday theme on Oct. 6 and Excel II will help learners build on previous experience with spreadsheets start on Oct. 27. A couple classes, Wet Felting along with Alcohol Painting, will also give people a creative outlet in October.

We have a number of single-session classes. Thai Cooking, beginner, starts Oct. 28 while All Things Herbs will be held on Oct. 22.

Find out more about October classes and Super Saturday by visiting our website, . Online registration can be done 24 hours a day. You can also call us at (207) 795-4141 to register and for additional information.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on September 28, 2015 | Read more in: News