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Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Crocheted Groovy Granny Squares


with Micah Peterson

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 7, 2023 at 6:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Granny squares never go out of style. You will learn to crochet the classic granny square in different colors and sizes. Plus learn how to join your squares and choose between a pillow or a bag as a finished project. You will need to crochet on your own time between classes to finish in the three weeks.  Some basic crochet experience is required.

Lab fee:  $30 to $40 depending on which project you choose.

Planning & Paying for College


with FAME Specialist

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 4, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Do you have children who will be looking at college in the next few years or might you be thinking of returning to school yourself? Now is a great time to start thinking about the college financial aid process and ways to boost college savings. The earlier you start, the more confident and relaxed you will feel when it is time to apply for financial aid. Join Jessica Whittier, College Access Counselor with the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1-hour workshop as we talk all things paying for college.

Hospice Volunteer Training


with Crystal Mills

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 5, 2023 at 5 pm
1 additional session on Nov 14, 2023

Have you ever wanted to make an impact in someone’s life? Hospice volunteers bring comfort, companionship, friendship, and quality to the end days of our patients’ life. If so, won’t you please join me for this introduction to hospice volunteering and first step to being a certified hospice volunteer. We will discuss the various ways you can make a difference and begin the application process, so bring your laptop, tablet, or smart phone to get started. The remaining classes will be conveniently online to fit your schedule. We at Beacon Hospice know that our volunteers are the heart of hospice.

Notary Public Basics


with Mike Emery

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 5, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Notaries public perform an important public service, serving as trusted officials to affirm signatures on legal documents. In Maine, they can also officiate weddings! If you want to become a notary, this course will prepare you for the licensure examination.

No-Sew Fabric Quilt Block


with Betsy Kate Paradis

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 10, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

If you love fabric or jigsaw puzzles, you'll REALLY enjoy this class! Putting a faster and easier spin on traditional English Paper Piecing, this no-sew quilt block class allows you to create stunning fabric art suitable for framing. (If you enjoy hand-sewing, you can do that, too.) All materials provided; suitable for all skill levels.

Lab Fee: $20 fee covers fabric, paper pieces, artist board, and frame. Students have additional option to purchase Sew-line glue pen and paper pieces to take home.



Cooking Matters for Adults


with Sarah Somes

Calendar Next session starts Oct 11, 2023 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Cooking Matters™ classes provide a culinary-enhanced nutrition education program that teaches participants how to prepare meals that are healthy, tasty and low in cost. Each lesson engages participants in hands-on meal preparation, practical nutrition tips and food budgeting skills. This class provides participants with the knowledge and skills to make healthy food choices, as well as to prepare healthy meals and snacks on a limited budget. Class highlights include: lessons featuring hands-on learning and recipe preparation, group discussions, tasty food samples, free recipe book, and a bag of groceries to prepare a dish from each week’s class at home.

 This class will meet on the following Wednesdays:

October 11, 2023

October 18, 2023

October 25, 2023

November 8, 2023

November 15, 2023

November 29, 2023

Because of limited class size and popularity of this class priority will be given to those who have not previously registered for this class.  To start the registration process please add yourself to the waitlist.


Registrations for this class will be confirmed by email on September 29, 2023.

Introduction to Alcohol Inks


with Kim Crawford

Calendar Next session starts Oct 12, 2023 at 6 pm

Painting with alcohol inks is a magical process using isopropyl alcohol (yes, the same alcohol you already have in your medicine cabinet). Alcohol inks are a fluid medium that are hard to control and that is the best part. Once you have learned how to manipulate the inks and the right approach to this medium it can be extremely fun and addictive style of painting!  In this class you will explore this fluid medium and techniques. 

Students should bring their open mind and adventurous spirit! 

Lab fee: $10 for materials to be paid directly to instructor on the start of class 

Full Course

Adulting 101


with FAME Specialist

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 17, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Adulting is tough. Finances can be one of the trickiest parts of adulthood. Whether you’ve been Adulting for decades or are just getting started, banking basics, spending plans, credit scores and useful tools and apps are available to make the whole Adulting thing a little bit easier. Join Jessica Whittier from the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1-hour virtual workshop as we dive into some adulting money basics together.

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