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Central Lincoln County Adult Education

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Smart Moves


with Liz Giles-Brown

Calendar May 11, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Neuroscientists know life-long learning positively impacts brain health and aging, and that physical activity is as much for the brain as it is for the body. When you combine the two and take up a new physical activity that requires learning, you get a “twofer!” Two for the time of one! Discover why and how as you learn a variety of scarf, toss, and bounce juggling patterns.

Beginners start with a simple step-by-step learning process, and those with more experience will challenge their skills with new patterns. Everyone will walk away having learned a new way to oxygenate, energize, and integrate their brain – anytime and anywhere. Come willing to learn through trial and error, and be prepared for fun and laughter!

With over 30 years of teaching experience, Liz Giles-Brown, owner of Learning On The Move, uses movement, music, rhythm & rhyme to teach children, adults, and educators the brain-body benefits of infusing school and work days with movement and physical activity.


Card Making (May)


with Lorna Plourde

Calendar May 11, 2023 at 6 pm

This is a fun and creative way to make your own greeting cards. These cards are hand made from the heart. Cards you would be proud to give anyone. In this class students will learn how to create and design their own cards using decorating techniques, finishes and additional embellishments. Students wil complete 4 cards per session. There is a door prize at each session. All supplies are provided. Students must pay a $5 lab fee to the instructor on the night of the session.

Lorna Plourde has taught adult education classes and stamping classes for 25 plus years. She is always looking for a new technique to pass on. Lorana is looking forward to getting back in the classroom after a year off due to COVID.

Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat?
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Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat?


with Sharon

Calendar May 16, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Do you struggle with food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia? There is a Solution. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is holding a Free Information Session online and by phone. For more information and meeting ID and Passcode call the coordinator (Sharon) at 207-250-7373 or email

Intermediate Bookbinding


with Joelle Webber

Calendar May 17, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class builds on skills practiced in Beginner Bookbinding. Continuing to explore sewn books, we will create a Long Stitch Book. A great book for journal writers, the long stitch will introduce students to sewing station jigs, as well as a more complex folded paper cover and sewing pattern. Additionally, learn to bind the basic Japanese book with western materials, while discussing original Eastern tools and materials. If time allows, we will explore other classic sewing patterns. Revisiting the accordion structure, we will bind a basic accordion text with hard covers. This book will then be used as a mock-up of your unique artist book. Come to class with your content, remaining paste papers, and book models, as earlier techniques can be used within this book. If you missed Beginner Bookbinding, please email the instructor at

Joelle Webber has been making books for 40 years. She practices her craft at Mermaid Bindery on Westport Island. For more information, visit


Upcycled Driftwood Trees


with Chris Toy

Calendar May 23, 2023 at 6 pm

Move over bonsai trees! A handcrafted tabletop driftwood tree will add a touch of the Maine coast to your home decor. Join instructor, Chris Toy for this fun, hands on craft activity using driftwood, beach stones, and recycled wire from political signs.

All materials will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own supplies from your walks along the shore, battery powered drills, and garden clippers.

Chris Toy is a retired Maine educator, cooking instructor, author and Registered Maine Guide. He enjoys beach combing, where he finds his craft supplies. He creates rustic upcycled crafts by combing the coastline for driftwood, beachstone, and recycled wire from political signs. His work can be viewed on Facebook at Acadian Driftwood Arts.  


Super Sub Seminar


with Megan Dinsmore

Calendar May 24, 2023 at 3:45 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Have you ever considered becoming a substitute teacher? Want to feel like you make a difference? Need a little extra income? Then come learn how to be the kind of substitute teacher you wish you’d had in school! Acquire effective classroom management techniques, develop a repertoire of essential activities for use on the fly (when sub plans go missing), familiarize yourself with the processes and paperwork of subbing, and master the skills that will help you to ensure a safe and engaging learning environment for students.

Megan Dinsmore has taught elementary school in Maine and Illinois for 25 years.  She currently substitutes in AOS 93.

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White Wines of Maine


with Lynda Gaines

Calendar May 25, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Explore the variety of white wines that Maine vintners are producing! Attendees will enjoy a guided tasting of 5 to 6 Maine white wines, comparing and contrasting not only the wines themselves but the grape varietals used. Attendees will also learn about the techniques winemakers use to influence the characteristics of the wine–like “dry,” “sweet,” or “fruity.”

This is an interactive class and the course fee includes a full pour of one of our top rated wines from the class in the Tasting Room immediately following the course.

Instructor Lynda Gaines is a WSET Level 3 Certified Wine Enthusiast.


Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat (May)
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Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat (May)


with Chris Toy

Calendar May 26, 2023

COVID Note: For everyone’s comfort and safety we suggest doing a COVID test 24 hours prior to arrival. We will be following CDC guidelines according to location and dates.

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. Escape to a cozy Victorian Inn, the Harbor View House in Prospect Harbor on the coast of Maine with an intimate group of artists, cooks and creatives! All meals are included in the workshop fee plus optional activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, along with a private house concert by Grammy balloted sing/songwriter, storyteller, and author Gordon Ward.

Day students are welcome. For more information about the workshop, call Mary at 207-632-2251. To book your stay at the inn call 207-963-9122 or visit

Feedback from recent participants: “I learned so much from Chris that I can use immediately at home in my own kitchen.” “Great kitchen hints!”

The $495 cost includes workshop and all meals. 

To register or for more information please call the CLC Adult Ed office at: 563-2811



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