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Mt. Blue RSD Adult and Community Education offices will be closed December 19 through January 2 and will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.  The staff would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2015!


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on December 18, 2014 | Read more in: Events and News



A Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) course will be starting soon through Mt. Blue RSD Adult Education in Farmington.  This is a 40-hour-course designed to teach Residential Care Workers to administer selected non-injectable medications in a licensed residential care or group home setting.  The course provides the basic understanding needed to administer medications and to document safely and accurately.  The course covers State of Maine regulations, standard residential facility policies, basic anatomy and physiology, common medications in the majority of drug classes and the practice of safe medication administration procedures. Once enrolled, participants must complete all classroom and clinical components without exception. Mock med passes are completed as part of the classroom experience.  In addition, participants are required to perform 3 med passes supervised by an RN in a clinical setting. Documentation of these med passes is due within 45 days of the completion of the course.   

For more information and start date call the Mt. Blue RSD Adult Education office at 778-3460. Cost is $500.


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on December 18, 2014

Free Maine Dirivers Permit Practice Tests [Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education]

Thanks to a grant that the Southwest Harbor Public Library received, students can access the Free Maine Dirivers Permit Practice Tests.  Go to the Library's website and scroll down to the link on the right hand side.


Posted by Anne Patterson  on December 18, 2014

C.N.A. Pinning and Graduation [Houlton/Hodgdon RSU 29/70 Adult Education]


Pictured L to R: Dave Keaton, Region Two Director, Kelsey Allen, Karen McGraw, Kim Fox, R.N., C.N.A. Instructor, Alicia Bell, Janeil Kinney, Debra Somes, and Amy Hocking, Gardiner Healthcare Administrator, guest speaker


Certified Nurse Aide Assistant (C.N.A.) graduates of the Region Two Adult Education program held their pinning and graduation program on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Houlton Higher Education Center.  They were congratulated on their accomplishments by C.N.A. Instructor Kim Fox, R.N. and by Adult Ed Director Otis Smith. Region Two Director Dave Keaton presented them with their certificates of completion, and Gardiner Healthcare Administrator Amy Hocking thanked them for the valuable service that they would be providing to others.  The graduates were then “pinned” by a member of their family.  All of the graduates have completed over 200 hours of classroom and clinical work and have successfully passed the C.N.A. certification exam making them eligible to be placed on the state of Maine Nurse Registry.  The C.N.A. program is a cooperative effort of education and local healthcare providers.  Winter C.N.A. classes start on January 6, 2015.  For more information about C.N.A. training contact Adult Education at 521-3100 ext.5.


Posted by Bernadette Farrar  on December 13, 2014 | Read more in: News

Driver Education Available at Lawrence Adult Ed in Fairfield [Lawrence Adult Education]

Driver Education is available at Lawrence Adult Education in Fairfield starting January 5, 2015.

For more information or to register visit




Posted by Kathy Cote  on December 12, 2014



Are you a CNA who wants to take that next step in your career?  Let us help you by signing up for a 120 hour CNA Certified Medical Technician Program now available through the Mt. Blue Adult Education Program in Farmington. This course prepares CNA’s who work in nursing homes to administer medications under the supervision of an RN.  The training includes 60 hours of classroom time, 20 hours of classroom/lab and 40 hours of clinical training at a healthcare facility. PREREQUISITE: CNA License plus 2080 hours working as a CNA.  Call the Mt. Blue Adult Ed Office at 778-3460 for an application and detailed registration requirements.  Dates will be announced once the class is full.  The fee is $1,000. 


Posted by Julie Sawyer  on December 11, 2014

After-School Program Registration is Open for Winter/Spring Session [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]

It's time to sign up for After-School Clubs at Rockland District Middle School and Thomaston Grammar School.  Click on the links below for more information and to print the registration forms.  All registration forms should be returned to the main office at RDMS or TGS.

RDMS RASA Arts in Action

TGS TASA Art Club and Drama Club

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.  REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 for the Winter/Spring Session that begins just after the holiday break! 


Posted by Christy Monroe  on December 9, 2014

NMCC Off-Campus Courses [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on December 8, 2014

Fryeburg Area Adult Education [Crooked River Adult Education / Fryeburg Area Adult Education]

Welcome to the Fryeburg Area Adult Education page. All classes that are scheduled to be held in the Fryeburg area for the Winter/Spring semester are listed below. To enroll in these classes click on the courses tab on the home page.  You can then browse by category or put the specific class that you want in the search field.  If you or someone that you know would like to hold a class in the Fryeburg area please give us a call.   

We also offer HiSet preparation and testing in the Fryeburg area.  For locations and times call our office at 627-4291.

Also find a list of the Fryeburg area community partners listed as well.


Workforce/enrichment classes

How Money Works

In this class you will learn how to avoid the eight most common mistakes where most people are losing $300 - $800 dollars per month.  Judy Simoneau from Primerica will show you simple solutions on how to eliminate your debt, reduce your insurance costs, lower your taxes and invest wisely.  You will receive a book on personal finances at the end of the session. (There are two separate classes, please indicate which class you would like to attend on the registration form)

Judy Simoneau will be the instructor.  The class will be held on Tuesday, March 10th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  The class location will be at New Suncook School.  The fee is free.  

First Aid

Basic first aid skills will be taught, including controlling bleeding, treating injuries to muscles, bones and joints, heat and cold-related illness and sudden illness.  Students will receive an American Heart Association first aid card in the mail upon completion. 

Deb Robson will be the instructor.  The class will be held on Monday, March 16th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.  The class will be held at the Molly Ockett Middle School.  The fee is $39.00.


Students will learn skills to assist adults, children and infants in emergency situations.  Students will receive an American Heart Association Adult CPR card in the mail upon completion. 

Deb Robson will be the instructor.  The class will be held Monday March 23rd from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.  The class will be held at the Molly Ockett Middle School.  The fee is $49.00.

Certified Nursing Assistant

The Certified Nursing Assistant program will provide you with the skills and experience to be certified in the State of Maine.  Candidates must be dedicated, hard working, reliable and compassionate with an interest in a healthcare career.  Please note: we have had a change in the schedule of our CNA program since the brochure was printed.  Below you will find the updated schedule and location of the class. Please call our office with any questions, 627-4291 ext. 21.

Julie McCarthy will be the instructor.  The class will begin on Tuesday, March 3rd and will run Tuesday's and Thursdays from 2:00 - 8:00 pm.  The class will be held at Crooked River Adult Education.  The fee is $1,000.00 and the class size is limited. 

Pet First Aid and CPR 

Would you know what to do to help your dog or cat in a medical emergency? Would you know how your dog or cat would react if they were injured? You being prepared could make all the difference to your pet in this situation. The goals of the cat and dog first aid presentation are to teach participants how to be prepared for emergencies that involve a cat or dog and how to protect themselves and the animal from further harm, injury or suffering during the emergencies by teaching prompt, effective first aid actions and care. 

Bobby Silcott will be the instructor.  The class will be held on Saturday, March 14th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.  The class will be held at the Molly Ockett Middle School.  The fee is $10.00.  A lab fee of $60.00 will need to be paid directly to the instructor.  All proceeds go to the Maine POM Project, (Pet Oxygen Mask), the  

Building Great Stories

This class is divided into two parts.  Part one consists of three sessions devoted to Plot.  In sessions one through three students will discuss the plot elements that make up Acts I, II, & III: scenes, themes, the hook, introduction of protagonist, antagonist, and other characters, the protagonist’s goal, problem, story question, and the first act turning point or climax.  In session two, students will discuss escalation of emotion, tension, and conflict, obstacles and complications confronting the hero.  Action and suspense bring our story to its midpoint where the protagonist learns of a surprise or twist in the story.  We’ll also see our hero to his or her lowest point, and ends with the second climax or turning point.  In session three, students discuss raising escalation and stakes for the hero, a second twist or revelation, leading to the final climax between hero and villain, denouement, and resolution.  Part two of the course consists of three sessions devoted to a study of characters through three acts.  In session four students will discuss how to create characters: their traits, flaws, and psychological trauma.  Session five will focus on character webs, character arcs (change) through three acts for the protagonist, antagonist, and any romantic interest.  In session six students will discuss building character sympathy, creating characters your readers have to root for.  The instructor invites you to begin the journey.  The students should bring writing utensils and a notebook to class. 

Morris Gibely will be in instructor.  The class will begin Tuesday, February 24th and will run for 6 weeks from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  The class will be held at the New Suncook School.  The fee is $39.00.

Full Body Workout with Stability/Fitness Ball and Stretch Bands

When you combine the stability fitness ball with resistance bands for exercising, you will target major muscle groups for effective toning, strengthening, and flexibility. At the same time, you’ll be improving your posture, balance and coordination, all the while zeroing in on your core, the power center of the body where all movement originates.  Working out on the ball also helps you to strengthen those small, intricate muscles in the lower abdomen and pelvic girdle, important for flattening and firming your tummy.  Exclusive to this program, easy to follow review exercise print-outs are available at each class session.  With additional mini home workouts on the ball, you’ll be amazed how your energy heightens, and overall fitness and well being tops the scale.  Students should bring their own stability ball (see size chart below), and a full-body floor mat. A yoga style mat is fine. 

Norma King will be the instructor.  The class will begin on Saturday, March 28th and will run for 6 weeks from 9:00 - 10:00 am.  The class will be held at the New Suncook School.  The fee is $39.00. 

Ball sizes:      

Your Height    Ball Size Diameter

4’11”  -  5’ 4”        21” – 22”

5’5”    -  5’11”       25” – 26”

6’  and up            29” – 30”

It is best that the ball inflation be so that you can sit on the ball with your feet on the floor and knees bent at 90 degrees.  It is also best to wear light weight secure sneakers with non slip soles while exercising on the ball.

Forgiveness Class

Forgiveness, what is it?  If I forgive someone does that mean I condone what they’ve done?  Do forgiveness and forgetting always go together?  What is forgiveness anyway?  These may be some of the questions that you find yourself asking.  We will spend our time together seeking the answers to these questions and more while also learning about the true capacity for forgiveness and the benefits associated with it.  Please bring a journal/notebook and something to write with.

Joy Clark, MA Peace and Reconciliation Studies will be the instructor.  The class will begin on Wednesday, March 4th and will run for 3 weeks from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  The class will be held at the Molly Ockett Middle School.  The fee is $29.00.  

eBook Readers for Beginners      Please note the 5 different sessions below.                                                        

Bring your smartphone, tablet, or other eBook readers and learn how to download and read electronic books. Explore search engines such as Minerva, Marvel, and Maine InfoNet. You will need a current email address and library card. (Please indicate which session you would like to attend on the registration form.)   Fee: Free (donations to the libraries are encouraged).  Instructor: Phoebe Monteith.

Saturday, January 3rd  10:00 am - 12:00 pm 1 session only Brownfield Public Library
Wednesday, January 7th  12:00 pm -   2:00 pm 1 session only Fryeburg Public Library
Saturday, January 10th  10:00 am - 12:00 pm 1 session only Denmark Public Library
Thursday, January 15th    2:00 pm -   4:00 pm 1 session only Charlotte Hobbs Mem. Library
Saturday, January 24th  10:00 am - 12:00 pm 1 session only Charlotte Hobbs Mem. Library

Introduction to Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices/Restorative Justice is a concept that has been part of indigenous cultures for millennia.  The principles are finally making their way into our modern day society.  This class will introduce the concepts, explore the Circle Process, give examples of how to implement them into your family, social, business or school life, and provide an extensive list of further resources. 

Joy Clark, MA Peace and Reconciliation Studies will be the instructor.  The class will begin on Wednesday, January 28th and will run for 3 weeks from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  The class will be held at the Molly Ockett Middle School.  The fee is $29.00.



 Fryeburg Area Community Partners

Maine Families

Maine Families is a free support program for new parents.  Give your child the best possible start in life by becoming your child’s first and most important teacher.  Call Melissa Wakefield at 800-866-5588.

Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a free home visiting program for expectant parents and families with children from birth through three years of age. Call Fryeburg Head Start at 207-935-3911 Ext. 208.

Head Start

Head Start is a center-based child development program focusing on educational, social, health and nutritional needs of children three to five years of age. Call the Fryeburg Head Start Center at 207-935-3911 Ext. 202.


This Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children serves pregnant, breast-feeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. Generous income guidelines allow thousands of families to qualify even with employment income. Call 877-512-8856 for an appointment.

Community Concepts

Since 1965, Community Concepts, Inc. has offered a variety of housing, economic development and social services for the communities of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties of Maine.  These services support both the basic needs of low income families and promotes self-sufficiency.  Community Concepts is located at 17 Market Square, South Paris, Maine 04281.  Call 207-742-7716 for more information.

Fryeburg Area Libraries

Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library

(227 Main Street) · P.O. Box 105 · Lovell, ME 04051   (207) 925-3177


Monday   9 – 8
Wednesday Thursday , Friday &  9 – 4
Saturday  9 – 1
Tuesday Sunday &  Closed

Story time is 10:00am on Mondays 

Director: Anna Romer <

Fryeburg Public Library
515 Main Street Fryeburg, ME  04037 Phone: 207-935-2731 Fax: 207-935-7217


Monday - Wednesday 9:00 am -  4:00 pm  
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 p.m,  1:30  -  4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am  - 12:00 pm 

Librarian: Donnette Barnes  -

Brownfield Public Library
(216 Main St.) P. O. Box 215  Brownfield, ME 04010  (207) 207-3003

Winter Hours

Monday 2:00 - 7:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Wednesday 10:00 am -1:00 pm

Thursday 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Friday 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Story time is Tuesday at 10:30 am


Judi Schenstrom <
Sooz Spruce-Eland <

Denmark Public Library

(121 East Main St.) PO BOX 50, Denmark, ME 04022   207-452-2200
Winter Hours:
3:00 - 8:00 pm - Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm - Wednesdays 
3:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Thursdays 
9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. - Saturdays 

Children's Story Time, Wednesdays at 9:30 am  

Robin Gosbee, Librarian     

Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library

2079 Main Street, North Lovell Maine 04231,  Phone:  207-928-2301

5:00 -7:00 pm  - Tuesday /Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  - Saturday

The director is Dennis Hodge


Posted by Darlene Perry  on December 6, 2014

NEW LOCATION, again. . . [Spruce Mountain Adult Education]


Begining January 5, 2015 all Adult Education classes, including ITV, will be located at 9 Cedar Street, in the same building as the superintendent. This is the building that housed Adult Education three years ago ...before the move to the community building...before the move to the second floor of the former Livermore Falls High School and before the move to the main offices at our current location. Contact information remains the same. 




Posted by Eileen Miazga  on December 4, 2014 | Read more in: Events and News