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New Books New Readers Concludes in Houlton [Houlton/Hodgdon RSU 29/70 Adult Education]

The latest New Books New Readers series to be offered through RSU 29/70 Adult Education concluded on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  New Books New Readers is a program for adults that is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council.  Learners get to read nine children's books (which they get to keep and add to their own library) and have an adult discussion around the theme that is the thread that connects the books and the conversation.  A distinguished scholar,  also provided by the Maine Humanities Council facilitates the discourse.  Annaliese Jakimedes, an author from the Bangor area, led the most recent series that focused on the topic of "Justice."  Annaliese led two sessions, one with males and one with females, at the Aroostook County jail, and one coed session at the Houlton Higher Education Center.  Watch the RSU 29/70 Adult Education Course offerings to partcipate in New Books New Readers this fall. Enrollement in adult education is not required to particpate.






Posted by Bernadette Farrar  on April 14, 2015

The Spring Hunter Safety Course is full! [MSAD#44 Continuing Education]

The Spring Hunter Safety Course is full!


Posted by Deanna Fowles  on April 14, 2015 | Read more in: News

Sahaja Yoga Meditation - April 27th [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

sahaja yoga meditation

Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of meditation developed by H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi and based on an experience called Self Realization that can occur within each human being. Through this process an inner transformation takes place by which one becomes balanced and integrated mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Like the sprouting of a seed it is a natural, living experience. Sahaja means 'born with' and yoga means 'union' or 'connection'. Sahaja Yoga does not require physical exercise and no previous experience is necessary. For seventeen years, Jerry Mayfield has shared Sahaja Yoga in universities, libraries, prisons, drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, community centers, street fairs and a mid-town Manhattan elevator stuck between floors. He teaches voluntarily for Adult Education.

Mondays, April 27th through May 18th

3:00pm to 4:15pm

Location:  Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education classroom

Cost: $10

For more information or to register, click here or call us at 657-9612!


Posted by Theresa Boynton  on April 6, 2015 | Read more in: Events, News, and Upcoming Classes

Job Training Opportunity! [Augusta Adult and Community Education]

Are you looking for a new job or an opportunity to do something new? The Maine Plumbers and Pipefitters UA Local 716 is sponsoring an HVACR, Plumbing & Pipefitting Apprenticeship program. For more information go to:

or contact John Napolitano, BM LU716 at 207-621-0555.


Posted by Helen Emery  on April 6, 2015 | Read more in: News

Alcohol Ink Painting Class - April 28th [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

alcohol ink painting class

Alcohol Ink Painting Class with Kellie Chasse!

Experience the joy of painting with alcohol inks on 9x18" Tile! Alcohol Inks have Unparalleled color, spontaneity and vibrancy!  No experience is required. Fall in love with this new paint technique!

Cost: $30 Per Painter with a $10 Material fee (paid in cash to instructor on the night of the class).

Materials provided by instructor: 9x18" Tile, Inks, Blending solution, 91% Isopropyl Alcohol (for cleaning tiles and brushes), Brushes, Paper Towels, Foil, Small container for alcohol, Paint pallet or small mixing tray, Q-tips, gloves to protect hand from ink.

Please wear old clothes or an apron as the inks do stain !

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Gray-New Gloucester High School, Room #176

Click here to register or call us at 657-9612!


Posted by Theresa Boynton  on April 2, 2015 | Read more in: Events, News, and Upcoming Classes

Local 716 Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVAC Apprenticeship Opportunity [RSD #9 Franklin County Adult Basic Education]

The Plumber or Pipefitter Apprenticeship Program is a five-year (5) training program. Apprentices earn while they learn, working on the job with journeymen. In addition, they attend classes of related technical instruction. The objective of the instruction, along with on the job experience, is to train turn out skilled journeymen.

Fore more information:


Posted by M Burd  on April 2, 2015 | Read more in: News

Old Fields Archaeological Field School [Kittery Adult Education]


Posted by Cindy Furbish  on April 1, 2015 | Read more in: Events

Trash to Treasure [Biddeford Adult Education]

Hello Everyone:

I wanted to get out the information on our Trash to Treasure Show on Saturday, May 2nd from 9am – 3pm.  It’s going to be held at the JFK Memorial School on West Street in Biddeford .  It’s a great building and tons of space to spread out in, and very easy to get to.

This event is an opportunity to sell some of your Scrapbooking / Card Making & Paper Crafting supplies, or just to come to shop and get some great deals.  We’ve already advertised in some local papers and more ads will be going out closer to the event.  Please pass the word out to everyone you know, we’re hoping to get a great showing.

Tables will be available for $15.00 per 6 foot table.  Payment will be due the day of the sale.  Also, 2 chairs will be provided at your space for you.  You can set up at 8am Saturday morning, or come by the night before between 5pm – 6:30pm and set up then.  This event will be held in their huge multipurpose room which is on ground level for ease of loading and unloading.   We’re asking anyone that sets up a table, to please provide a small donation to be given out as prizes throughout the day.  We’ll also have door prizes as well.  The Biddeford Adult Ed Program will be providing food for sale throughout the day.

If you would like to register for a table, please contact:

                         Mary Pelkey

Or myself          Marilee Fakory

If you have any questions, please contact me.  Pass on the word and hope to see you all there.

Thank you,



Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on March 27, 2015 | Read more in: News

Guilford Learning Center: New Location!! [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]








Our Guilford Learning Center is no longer being held at the high school. Our new address is 31 High Street. This is the old Guilford Primary School, that is now Community Fitness and the superintendent's office. Students should drive around the building and use the back entrance. 


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on March 23, 2015

50 Shades of Pink @ Stitch Out Cancer Event [Marshwood Adult & Community Education]

On Saturday, March 21st, 16 women came together to make scarves to be distributed to survivors, volunteers and participants in the 8th Annual Tri for a Cure Triathlon in July.  This is Maine's only all female triathlon.  To date we have collected 72 scarves.  Anyone interested in knitting or crocheting a pink and white scarf to be donated to this worthy cause can do so and drop it off at our office by April 16th.  sheJAMS goal for the event is 2500 scarves.




Posted by J Wade  on March 23, 2015