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Lewiston Adult Education's W/S '15 courses are posted! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education's Winter/Spring 2015 courses will be starting in the coming weeks. Over 100 courses in a variety of subjects will be available to help you achieve your goals in 2015!


Diploma, HiSET (formerly GED), and College Transition courses are being offered starting in late January.

Workforce Training:

Ten computer courses will be available, in addition to our trades programming (including welding and small engine repair). As always, courses for our Clerical, Accounting Assistant, and Medical Office Certificate programs will be offered.

Personal Enrichment:

A large variety of enrichment classes, ranging from one-night seminars to more in-depth weekly courses, are scheduled to start throughout the winter and spring.

Arts, [Link]Crafts, Dance, and Music classes are available to bring out your creative side.

Over a dozen Cooking classes will be offered- both for those looking for some healthy cooking inspiration, and for those looking to treat themselves to something a little more indulgent!

Many more courses in Personal Finance and Future planning, Wellness & Self-Improvement, Home & Garden, and Languages will be offered.

Finally, we will be holding over a dozen one-day workshops on our semi-annual Super Saturday, to be held March 21st.

To browse a full listing of LAE's Winter/Spring courses, click here. You can register online, by calling us at 795-4141, or by visiting our office at 156 East Ave. We hope to see you soon!





Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 21, 2015 | Read more in: News

Spring Daytime Classes @ Marshwood Adult Ed. [Marshwood Adult & Community Education]

Below is a list of daytime classes being offering this semester.  Click on courses for more information. 

Daytime Knit & Crochet, 2/3, 8:30-11:00

Winter Camping, 2/7, 10-12:00 noon

TV Slippers, 2/28, 10-1pm

Shamrock Hand Towel, 3/7, 10-1pm

Long Term Care Planning, 3/9, 10-11:30am

Boston Flower Show, 3/17, 8am-6pm

Medicare Part A & B, 3/17, 10-12:00 noon

Stitch Out Cancer, 3/21, 10-3pm

Know the 10 Signs, 3/31, 1-2pm

Chair Seating, 4/11, 9-3pm

Maine Driving Dynamics, 4/11, 8:30-2pm

Fraud Protection, 4/27, 10-11:30am

The Basics - Memory Loss, 4/28, 1-2pm

Medicare Part A & B, 4/30, 1-3pm

Adult Tennis, 5/2, 8-9am

Fraud Protection, 5/7, 1-2:30pm


Posted by J Wade  on January 21, 2015

Alcohol Ink Painting with Kellie Chasse! [MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education]

Alcohol Ink Painting Class with Kellie Chasse!

Experience the joy of painting with alcohol inks on yupo paper-unparalleled color, spontaneity and vibrancy!  No experience is required and ALL supplies are included. Fall in love with this new paint technique!

Thursday 3/12 OR 5/7 6-8pm $30

Register ONLINE


Posted by Kelly Cabral  on January 20, 2015

College Transitions Open House [Van Buren Adult and Community Education]

Van Buren, ME. January 28, 2015. Join Jan Grieco, College Transitions Coordinator for Van Buren Adult and Community Education, on Wednesday, January 28th from 5-8pm to find out the benefits of enrolling in a college transitions program.

Van Buren Adult and Community Education will host a College Transitions Open House on Wednesday Januay 28, 2015 at their office at 169 main street Van Buren.


Posted by Roland Cyr  on January 20, 2015 | Read more in: Events

Ellsworth Adult Ed offers Winter Job Ready Boot Camps starting January 27th [Ellsworth Adult Education]




Job Ready Boot Camps


Job Search  Annie Sargent will share some tips on looking for work including identifying jobs, identifying your strengths, and interests, thinking about how potential jobs might fit into a long-term career plan and more. Tue     9:00a-12:00p     01/27/15     

Resumes  Veteran career advisor Annie Sargent will   share some tips for creating a resume that markets your experience.  She will cover choosing a format, using action words and handling unique aspects of your background. Tue     9:00a-12:00p     02/03/15 

Networking  Whether you are looking for a job or exploring a career change, networking is critical to success.  In this workshop, we’ll discuss ways to expand your network and make effective use of the connections you have.  Tue     9:00a-12:00p     02/10/15    

Interviewing  It’s intimidating for most people to sit for an interview as there is so much at stake.  Annie         Sargent will share tips on how to prepare for the  interview, including conducting research, preparing  vignettes, answering potential questions, and conducting informational and mock interviews. Tue     9:00a-12:00p     02/24/15     1 wk.



Posted by Annie Sargent  on January 19, 2015

Cabin Fever Cure [MSAD #11 Adult Education]

Cure Cabin Fever with this fun-filled weekend getaway. 

     Saturday and Sunday March 21st and 22nd

Trip includes:

  • Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village
  • Tour of Historic Deerfield Village
  • Horse drawn wagon ride
  • Fireplace Feast at the Salem Cross Inn
  • Accommodations at the award winning Comfort Inn
  • Tour of the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens
  • Tour of Richardson’s Candy Kitchen
  • March Maple Buffet at the historic Deerfield Inn.

Deadline to register is February 13th. 

Departure 8:00 a.m. from Waterville (Elm Plaza) 9:45 pm Return

Departure 8:45 am from Gardiner (Hannaford) 9:00 pm Return

Registration Fee: $279.00 per person based on double occupancy

 Register at

  • or call 582-3774 for more information

Posted by Diann Bailey  on January 16, 2015

Register for The Real Estate Sales Agent Course! [MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education]

The Real Estate Sales Agent Course - Finish in just 4 weeks!


Have you ever thought about a career in Real Estate? If so, this class is for you! The Maine Real Estate Commission has approved this course as meeting all of the education requirements necessary to obtain a Sales Agent license in Maine. After successful completion, you must pass a standardized test prior too applying to the state for your sales agent license. This course is also approved through the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate. 


Location: Turner Adult Education Learning Center
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 4/2-5/5
Tues & Thurs- 5:30-9pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Fee: $435 (includes books and materials)



Posted by Kelly Cabral  on January 15, 2015

ART NIGHT OUT® Artascope Studios ONE night Classes at MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education [MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education]

ART NIGHT OUT® Artascope Studios Classes at MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Crochet Wire Jewelry - $35
Explore crochet stitches in a new way! Use
wire and high quality glass beads to construct
a necklace or bracelet simply by crocheting.
No prior experience is necessary! Choose
from a variety of colorful beads to accent your
stunning jewelry. Workshop fee includes all
materials to make one necklace OR bracelet.
Turner Adult Learning Center
Monday, 3/23 6:00-8:00pm
Fee: $35 

Drilled Sea Glass Necklace - $35
Discover the secrets to drilling glass, stones
and shells. Add colorful beads and spirals
using our easy wire-wrapped loop techniques
to create your own unique jewelry. Use our
collection of sea glass, beach stones and
shells, or bring your own favorites. Workshop
fee includes all materials to make one
Turner Adult Learning Center
Monday, 3/9 6:00-8:00pm


Wire-Wrapped Sea Glass Earrings - $35
Impress others with handcrafted items
that you have made yourself! Learn basic
wire-wrapping techniques to make matching
wire-wrapped earrings using pre-drilled
cultured sea glass available in a variety
of colors. Workshop fee includes all materials
needed to make one pair of earrings.
Turner Adult Learning Center
Thursday, 4/9 6:00-8:00pm

Register ONLINE at or call 225-1010 for more information.


Posted by Kelly Cabral  on January 15, 2015

YardScaping Classes [Kittery Adult Education]


Posted by Cindy Furbish  on January 14, 2015

Biddeford Adult Education wins AWARD!!! [Biddeford Adult Education]

Biddeford Adult Education honored by world’s largest association of continuing education and lifelong learning providers

River Falls, Wis.: Learning Resources Network (LERN) selected Biddeford Adult Education as the top winner for its marketing among lifelong learning and continuing education providers. Biddeford Adult Education was selected from more than 140 applicants from across North America.

While many programs are cutting back on print brochures – and experiencing enrollment declines – this program increased brochure distribution to 22,000 homes through direct mailing rather than dropping them in the local newspaper as they had done in the past.

Biddeford’s brochure strategy worked. Revenue increased 78 percent and online registrations increased by 53 percent. Class cancellations decreased by 40 percent.

“The print brochure is still the centerpiece of marketing for the field of lifelong learning and continuing education,” said Julie Coates, Vice President for LERN Core Services. “Here is more proof.”

Biddeford Adult Education was honored during the LERN International Awards at the 2014 LERN Annual Conference, Nov. 21-23 in Orlando, Fla.

Pictured above:  Anne Beaulieu, Administrative Assistant/BAE; Bill Draves, President of LERN; Sue De Cesare, Community Adult Education Leader/BAE; Paulette Bonneau, Director/BAE


About LERN: Learning Resources Network (LERN) is the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning offering training and information and consulting services to providers of education and training. LERN, founded in 1974, provides practical, how-to “Information that Works” to about 6,000 members worldwide. LERN serves a range of institutions including state universities, four-year colleges, colleges within universities, private colleges, community colleges, technical colleges, public schools, recreation departments, and associations.



Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on January 14, 2015 | Read more in: News