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Adult Learning Center Closed On Wednesday, April 17 [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education classes in the Adult Learning Center are canceled for Wednesday, April 17, because of flooding in the building.

The Adult Learning Center is located in the basement of Longley School in Lewiston.

But classes are continuing on Wednesday at Lewiston Adult Education's office at the B Street Community Center on 57 Birch St. in Lewiston.


Posted by Michael Reagan  on April 17, 2019 | Read more in: News

Create A Porch Sign [MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education]

Create Your Very Own Porch Sign!

Using reclaimed wood, make a one-of-a-kind porch sign! The custom sign is 9"x45" (large enough to prop up by your front door but light enough to hang inside.) Even the least crafty person can create this wonderful sign...bring a friend and make it a night out!

Class DATE: WED 5/15 6-9pm $45/$10 material fee paid to instructor:

It's easy to register...simply click on link:


Posted by Kelly Cabral  on March 26, 2019

Lewiston Stand-Up Students Prepare To Spread Laughter [Lewiston Adult Education]


Students in Lewiston Adult Education’s Standup Comedy Workshop posed for a picture with their teacher during a class at Lewiston High School. From left to right, Ivy Moser, Frank Spurr, Roger Poulin, Cecile Thornton, Anita Alef, instructor Dawn Hartill, Sean Crane and Stephen Amoroso. Seated are Amanda Kinsey and Chris Kinney.

 Adult education students will put their skills to the test by telling jokes in front of an audience at Guthrie's Restaurant & Café in Lewiston on April 8.

Members of the Stand-up Comedy Workshop class at Lewiston Adult Education have met for weeks with instructor Dawn Hartill to polish their stories and find ways to develop them into a series of jokes. Hartill, who has performed throughout New England, was a member of the first Stand-up Comedy Workshop class.

The show will be held on Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at Guthrie's Restaurant & Café on 115 Middle St. in Lewiston. It is open to the public at no charge.

Students meet for one evening a week at Lewiston High School. Hartill brings a microphone, microphone stand and amplifier in order for students to become comfortable with the technical setup in order to speak before an audience along with helping them hone deliveries and punchlines.

Comedians have made visits to the class to provide feedback, including Harold “Tuck” Tucker. Tucker also teaches the fall Improv class for Lewiston Adult Education    


Posted by Michael Reagan  on March 22, 2019 | Read more in: News

It's not too late to graduate June 12, 2019! We have caps and gowns for you! [RSU 24 Adult Education]

Graduation is June 12th!  There is still time to enroll in classes or take the HiSET exam (new GED) to complete your high school degree in time for graduation.  If you or someone you know needs to earn their high school degree, give us a call for a confidential meeting and make a plan to complete your degree.  We offer classes year round and welcome students to enroll whenever the time is right.


Posted by Ander Thebaud  on March 14, 2019

Maine Driving Dynamics Course [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]

Maine Driving Dynamics, a State of Maine sponsored 5 hours defensive driving course, will be offered in partnership with RSU 13 Adult Education on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30am-2pm at the McLain Building in Rockland.  Those who successfully complete the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record and students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer. 

Taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation, this course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways.

The cost is $40.00 per participant, which includes a $5.00 registration fee. All course materials are provided.  Students over the age of 65 pay $25.00.  Pre-registration is required. For more information or to sign up contact us at 594-9764 or register online at


Posted by Callie Saulniers  on February 26, 2019

Upcoming Educational Programs @ Fryeburg Public Library [Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education]

eReader and Kindle Set-Up

Join us at Fryeburg Public Library for a technology enrichment program.

If you have questions or are having issues setting up your eReader, this FREE class is for you!

Space is limited-please call 207-935-2731 to schedule or if you have any questions.


Math Success Class

Don't let Math get in the way of your goals!

This free class is a great opportunity to work on the academic skills needed to prepare for the HiSET and the ACCUPLACER placement tests.

Individualized learning plans will be created for each student.

Rolling Admission

2-4 pm Wednesdays

Fryeburg Public Library

To enroll or for more details call 207-627-4291

or email


Posted by AE Admin  on February 20, 2019

Spotlight on Jeanne MacDonald-Johnson [Sanford Community Adult Education]

This month our Spotlight is on an SCAE staff member who provides critical assistance to students. Jeanne MacDonald-Johnson, our Student Resources Advisor, helps SCAE students with life issues and challenges that may get in the way of attaining their educational goals.

These may include food, clothing and housing needs. Physical and mental health issues. Substance abuse issues. Transportation needs. Help with child care.  Fortunately, Sanford-Springvale has many community resources that Jeanne can direct people towards. For example, the Community Action Program based in Sanford addresses many critical needs including housing, child care and transportation. Nasson Health Care, located near SCAE’s offices, offers  low-income medical, mental health and dental assistance. Jeanne stays on top of what  services and resources are available in our communities.

“Basically, when students feel that life is starting to get in the way, they come to see me,” Jeanne says.

 By going that extra step, SCAE can help students stay on track to meet their academic goals.

Jeanne also teaches English and music to SCAE students seeking their diploma. She started working at SCAE five years ago, when, as a new mom, she was looking for a job with some flexibility. She also has worked at SCAE as a Family Literacy Coordinator.

Jeanne, a native of Old Orchard Beach, with degrees in music education and performance, has found a great fit with SCAE. She says she experiences rewards every day she is working. “Every day, I get to witness my students growing in skills and confidence, and that is outstanding,” she says. “I enjoy having the opportunity to support my students in their successes and challenges.”

"Jeanne extends support that is really important to many of our students, who are often juggling many other life obligations as well as taking classes at SCAE," says Allen Lampert, SCAE's director. "She keeps up to date on all the community resources that are available. By helping our students with their essential needs, we are making it easier for them to attain their educational goals."


Posted by Sue Colley  on February 13, 2019

REMINDER: No-School days also mean all after-school as well as evening activities are cancelled! [Franklin County Adult Education]


Posted by M Burd  on February 12, 2019