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It's Not too Late to Sign up for "Shopping Extravaganza" trip [MSAD #11 Adult Education]

Don't miss this shopping extravaganza on November 14! We're going to Salem, New Hampshire for the 19th annual New England Craft and Specialty Food Fair. Over 250 of the region’s finest craftsmen and women will display and sell their arts, crafts, and specialty foods. After lunch at the show, a full afternoon of shopping awaits in tax free Nashua, NH where major thoroughfares (as well as the downtown area) are lined with all sorts of shopping opportunities. Bring your “shop until you drop” attitude because there’s more to do at the Merrimack Premium Outlets in the early evening. Plan to have dinner at one of the eateries in the outlet area before our 8:00 pm departure. Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation and craft fair ticket. All meals are on your own.

Click here to sign up.

Pick up locations
Waterville: 7:00 a.m. at Elm Plaza parking lot
Gardiner: 7:45 a.m. at Hannaford parking lot

Return timeGardiner: 10:45 p.m.
Waterville: 11:30  p.m.



Posted by Diann Bailey  on October 22, 2014 | Read more in: Events and News

PVAEC holds Pinning Ceremony October 15, 2014 [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

 PVAEC held a CNA Pinning Ceremony to our most recent class of CNA graduates on October 15, 2014 at our offices in Dover-Foxcroft. 

Congratulations to all our graduates!

CNA Grads Fall 2014

Pictured L to R: Front Row: CNA Instructor, Nancy Hoskins

Back Row: Kelli Jo Dodge, Raquel McEwen, Jason Brown, Naomi Torrey, April Walker, and Casandra Stratton



Posted by Hilda Roberts  on October 21, 2014

PVAEC AND TCTC OFFER CDL-B TRAINING FOR ADULTS [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]


PVAEC and TCTC are offering a 10 week course to prepare you for written and road tests for your CDL-B. The classes will be held at PVAEC Learning Center in Dexter. Class will meet for 10 Saturdays from 8am to 5pm, starting December 6, 2014 and ending February 7, 2015.

Classes will include desk work and behind the wheel training.

There will be a pre-employment/pre-start drug test, and a DOT physical. The costs for these tests are included in the tuition of $2,800.00.

Call 564-6525 today to schedule your registration appointment. Class size is limited, so don't delay -call today!


Posted by Hilda Roberts  on October 21, 2014 | Read more in: News

January CNA class [Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education]

It's not to early to start planning for your CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant) career. Get a jump start to guarantee your interview for the January class. Call Donna Kusheba in the Adult Education office for more information. at: 207-743-8842, option 1.


Posted by Donna Marshall  on October 21, 2014

URGENT NOTICE HUNTER SAFETY CLASS [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]

The Hunter Safety class scheduled for Saturday, October 18 has been postponed due to illness. Class is rescheduled for next Saturday, October 25 at Winthrop Middle School, 8-4pm.


Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on October 17, 2014 | Read more in: News

Calling All Artists [MSAD #11 Adult Education]

Whether you work in oil, acrylics, or watercolors, join us! All levels of painting abilities are welcome to our open studio class which begins October 30th.Through sharing knowledge, techniques, and methods amongst a group of peers, you gain ideas and tricks of the trade to develop as an artist. Through critiquing, we will learn to see through the eyes of another person. This will help us to honestly evaluate our own work and expand our own vision, understanding, skill and experience. This six week class meets from 6:00-8:00 pm at Gardiner High School. Cost is $59.00. Register at or call 582-3774 for more information.


Posted by Diann Bailey  on October 17, 2014 | Read more in: Events

Explore Italy at Gardiner Adult Education [MSAD #11 Adult Education]

Italy is absolutely fabulous! Join three recent travelers and learn why this is a country that visitors return to again and again. We'll explore Florence, Rome, and the hill towns of Tuscany through slides and stories. Learn about the culture (italians have an extended lunch break), the history (those Romans sure knew how to build things), the food (can you say ribollita) and discover why there's a photograph around every corner. We'll provide tips and travel resources and some italian dessert! Don't miss the fun. Location: Gardiner High School, Room 127 Date: Wednesday  10/29/2014  Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Registration fee: $5.00 Register online at or call 582-3774 for more information.


Posted by Diann Bailey  on October 17, 2014 | Read more in: Events

Exercise classes starting soon! [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

Fall is upon us...  it's time to bring your exercising inside!  We have a great variety of classes starting soon so don't delay!

Click on the title for more information or to register.  Questions?  Call us at 657-9612!



Starting Wednesday, 10/22/14 at 5:30pm


Hip Hop Yoga Dance Fusion

Starting Wednesday, 10/22/14 at 4:45pm


Line Dancing

Starting Wednesday, 10/29/14 at 6:30pm



Starting Monday, 10/27/14 at 6:30pm


Posted by Theresa Boynton  on October 15, 2014 | Read more in: Events, News, and Upcoming Classes

College Transitions course being offered! [Augusta Adult and Community Education]

NEW! We are offering an Academic and Career Advising class starting Tuesday, October 14th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at our Kennebec Learning Center location. For more information and a description of this class, please go to or call us at 626-2470 and ask for Monique Roy, our College Transitions Advisor. We look forward to assisting students in navigating the College and Career Pathways!


Posted by Helen Emery  on October 9, 2014 | Read more in: News

Welcome to our new website! [Region 9 Adult Education]

Welcome to the Region 9 Adult Education website! The site brings has many new and exciting features designed to make locating and registering for courses much easier.

Some of these new and exciting features include:

  • Search for courses: You can now search for courses from our program as well as from other adult education programs across the state. You can also browse our courses by category if you prefer.
  • Register online: You no longer need to come into our office or mail us your registration for some courses. When you see the "Add to Cart" button on any course, that means you can register and pay for the course online in a few easy steps. Of course, you can also call, walk-in, or mail in your registration if you prefer.
  • Latest news and events: Read our latest news, updates, happenings and events inside our News & Events section. You can also subscribe to our News & Events using RSS.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers to important questions about our program, schedules, registering, and the adult education system by searching or browsing our frequently asked questions section.

Our website is a part of the new Maine Adult Education Portal, sponsored and managed by the Maine Adult Education Association. When you visit the new MAEA website online at, you can search for courses and programs statewide to find the perfect class closest to where you work or live.

These are just a few of the many exciting additions to our site, and many more are slated to appear over the next year. Please continue to check back with us, and please share your feedback by contacting us. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy your new adult education website.


Posted by Amy Hatch  on October 7, 2014 | Read more in: News