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Louise Poppema, Tai Chi Instructor [Auburn Adult and Community Education]

Louise has studied and practiced Tai Chi for over 24 years, and has led Tai Chi classes for over 10 years.  Louise actively pursues her formal studies of Tai Chi with Master Waysun Liao, founder of the 44 year old Tai Chi Tao Center in Oak Park, IL.  Louise emphasizes the internal tradition of Tai Chi and views Tai Chi as much more than a form of exercise; a tradition of moving meditation.  Tai Chi helps people reconnect with their life energy through inner and outer relaxation and compassionate acceptance of who and how they are.


Posted by Earlene Fraser  on February 20, 2017 | Read more in: AACE Teachers

ALL for Women [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]



New Ventures Maine enews with logo and text Make it happen

Date: March 30, 2017
Location: University of Maine Presque Isle, 
Campus Center 181 Main Street, 
Time:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us for:
A dynamic Leadership Panel Presentation!

A variety of Workshop Tracks:

(Choose 1 for each session)

Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Assets Self-Care: Refilling Your Cup -
  • Business - Doubt the Doubts: Be an Entrepreneur
  • Career - Beyond Catfights & Queen Bees: Supporting Each Other in the Workplace
  • Empowerment - Practicing Positivity: Lifting Each Other Up

   Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Assets - Paying it Forward: Be Your Best Self


  • Business - Making Connections: Keys to Networking Success
  • Career - Civil Discourse: Using Creative Alternatives to Manage Conflict
  • Empowerment - Mindful You: Savoring the Present Moment

Cathie Pelletier Wrap up Session featuring acclaimed Aroostook County native and author - !

Lunch is included with registration fee.
Click here to download full registration form, schedule for the day, and get descriptions of workshop sessions.

For more information contact:
Suzanne 768-9365
Karin 768-9468





Posted by Karen Rockwell  on February 17, 2017

BOSTON FLOWER SHOW [Marshwood Adult & Community Education]

Beat the winter blues and travel to the Boston Flower Show on Saturday, March 25.  This year's theme...

Depart Marshwood High School, 260 Route 236, South Berwick at 8a.m. and return around 6p.m.  Spend 3-4 hours at the Flower Show and then travel over to Quincy Market area where you will have around 3 hours to shop, dine and explore the area on your own.  Boston Public Market, Haymarket and the North End are all a short walk from Quincy Market.  Click on courses or call 207-384-5703 to purchase tickets.

Fee:  $50 includes roundtrip Custom Coach transportation and Flower Show ticket.


Posted by J Wade  on February 16, 2017

New Ventures Maine Presents Work For Yourself@50+ Self-employment Workshop [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]

Media Release

For Immediate release

New Ventures Maine Presents Work For Yourself@50+ Self-employment Workshop

What will YOU do with your second career?

AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ will help low- and moderate-income adults age 50+ gain the

knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed decisions and take the right first

steps toward successful self-employment. The two hour workshop will walk

participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ materials and connect them with local resources to

help them reach their goals.

The workshop will be offered on Monday, February 27 from 9:30am to 11:30am at The

Gathering Place at the Aroostook Agency on Aging, 33 Davis Street, Presque Isle.

The decision to start a business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+

breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps:

•   A careful consideration of the potential and perils of working for yourself

•   Exercises to help develop the self-employment idea

•   A realistic overview of what it takes to pursue a self-employment opportunity

•   Guidance to help avoid pitfalls and scams

•   Ways to find trustworthy support and services

To learn more about Work for Yourself@50+, please visit Work

for Yourself@50+ is made possible through a grant from The Hartford.

Participants should call AARP Foundation at 888-339-5617 to register for this workshop.

Registrations are accepted on the morning of the event.

The facilitator for this workshop will be Karin Petrin, Microenterprise Specialist for the Northern

Region of New Ventures Maine. To learn more about the programs and services of New

Ventures Maine please visit

New Ventures Maine Offers Becoming a Licensed Child Care Home Provider Workshop

New Ventures Maine ( will offer a tuition-free introductory business planning workshop at ACAP, 771 Main St, Presque Isle on Tuesday, February 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

Karin Petrin, Microenterprise Coordinator for New Ventures Maine in Aroostook County and the trainer for the workshop, notes, “Local child care services are currently in high demand throughout Aroostook County. This is a great opportunity to meet with industry experts and people who are making a living as a home child care provider and receive critical insight into the process of becoming licensed.”

This one session workshop will help you decide if self-employment as a child care home provider is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources within Aroostook County and statewide available to help you succeed. Speakers from the State of Maine Licensing, Fire Marshall’s Office, State food program, and existing successful providers will be on-hand to answer your questions about the process of becoming licensed and how to succeed as a child care home provider.

Men, women, couples, and all entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a child care home provider business are welcome in the class. Existing providers who want a refresher on business planning, marketing, and financial cash flow planning are also welcome to attend.


New Ventures Maine will also offer Business Basics, a free three-week class, Thursdays, March 2 through March 16 from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. This class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, cash planning and is suitable for those thinking about or in the early start-up phase of a new business. It will help you assess the feasibility, desirability, and viability of your business idea and get you started with your plan.

For more information or to register, contact Karin Petrin, Microenterprise Specialist at New Ventures Maine at 768-9468 or or go online to Pre-registration is required.

For more information on these classes and other programs and services offered by New Ventures Maine, visit us online at


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on February 16, 2017

2 - hour delay Thursday, Feb. 16th [RSU 24 Adult Education]

RSU 24 Adult Education classes will start at 10:00 am today, Thursday, February 16th. Evening classes will run as scheduled.


Posted by Ander Thebaud  on February 16, 2017

Evening Adult Ed Classes Cancelled Feb. 15, 2017 [RSU 24 Adult Education]

Evening adult ed classes are cancelled for Wednesday, February 15, 2017, due to another storm making its way towards the Downeast region. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 422-4794. Stay safe!


Posted by Jean Girmscheid  on February 15, 2017

NEW YORK CITY IN THE FALL, Marshwood Adult Ed. [Marshwood Adult & Community Education]

Marshwood Adult Ed., South Berwick, is now taking reservations for it's November 17-19, trip to New York City.  We will depart South Berwick on Friday morning and travel to Manhattan and check into the Hampton Inn Times Square North.  Set in mid-town Manhattan, this contemporary hotel is a 4 minute walk to the nearest subway station, a 9 minute walk to Times Square and a 10 minute walk to the Musuem of Modern Art (MOMA).  During our visit the Radio City Rockettes will be performing their Christmas Spectacular.  Trip includes Custom Coach tranportation, 2 nights hotel stay and hot breakfast both mornings.  Click on courses for pricing - double, triple, quad and single options available.  Online registration is not available for this trip, please call 207-384-5703 to register.


Posted by J Wade  on February 15, 2017

ON THE MENU [Marshwood Adult & Community Education]

Marshwood Adult Education is offering a variety of cooking classes this semester. 

Creole JambalayaTuesday, February 28

  New England Chowder, Tuesday, March 7

Indian Cooking for Vegetarians and the Curious  Tuesday, March 14 & 21

  Bread Pudding, Tuesday, March 28

Gluten Free Entertaining Series - Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts  April 5, 12 & 26

  Mother and Daughter Tea Party, Saturday, May 13

Click on courses for more information and to register!


Posted by J Wade  on February 15, 2017

Two Hour Delay, February 14, 2017 [RSU 24 Adult Education]

RSU 24 Adult Education has a 2 hour delay and will open at 10am today, Feb. 14th. Evening classes will be held as scheduled. If you have any questions contact us at or call 422-4794.


Posted by Jean Girmscheid  on February 14, 2017

All Classes Cancelled on February 13, 2017 [RSU 24 Adult Education]

RSU 24 Adult Education is closed on Monday, February 13, 2017, due to snow. All daytime and evening classes and appointments are cancelled. If you have questions about rescheduling, please contact our office at 422-4794 or


Posted by Jean Girmscheid  on February 12, 2017