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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

Neighborhood Wildlife Watch [Marshwood Adult & Community Education]


Neighborhood Wildlife Watch

Saturday, October 25, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - preregistration required.

Are you interested in helping local wildlife in your community? The Center for Wildlife will be offering a “Wildlife Community Watch” certification program to community members across the region. This program will give participants an introduction to safely interacting with wildlife, how to help in a wildlife interaction and how to promote stewardship and protection of wildlife in your community. Upon completion of this program, participants will serve as their community’s “Community Watch Member” and a resource for wildlife interactions. Join CFW and Marshwood Adult Education for the informative workshop and learn to be your neighborhood's wildlife watch!  Fun for the whole family.  All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration closing date:  October 17th.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Strawberry Festival Committee.


Posted by J Wade  on October 7, 2014

Road to College [Region 9 Adult Education]

Want to enroll in college, but do not know how?  Afraid your math, reading, or writing skills need some brush up before moving onto college?  We can help with upgrading your skills for college and provide you with information on how to enroll.  We can even help fill out financial aid forms! 


Posted by Amy Hatch  on October 7, 2014

HiSet or High School Diploma Info [Region 9 Adult Education]

We have the help you have been looking for to get you on the road to your HiSet or diploma.  We offer classes or one-on-one instructionthat will help you where you need the help.  If you started testing with the GED series, you have until December, 2014 to finish your degree with those completed GED scores, after that point you will have to retake any GED test you have already passed to get your diploma.  December is just a few short months away, so let’s get this done. 

How do you get started?   Call 364-2012 or email and ask for an orientation appointment.


Posted by Amy Hatch  on October 7, 2014

Microsoft Excel Core class [MSAD #11 Adult Education]


MS Office Specialist 2013: Excel Core----Wednesday, October 22

Sharpen your Excel skills in this class which will prepare you to take the Excel 2013 Core Exam. Students may take the exam onsite for an additional $99. Registration fee is $89, book fee is $59.

To register, click here


Posted by Diann Bailey  on October 7, 2014