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Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

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Getting a Jump-Start on Planning for Your Child’s Higher Education


with FAME Specialist

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm

Is higher education in your family’s future?  Join a college savings specialist from the Finance Authority of Maine to talk about planning and saving for higher education. Come learn about the aspirational and financial impacts of savings for students of all ages, as well as the program highlights of Maine’s Section 529 plan, a tool many families use to prepare for higher education expenses. Also, take home some tips and tricks for getting a jump-start on the scholarship search while your child is in middle school/ early high school.  Join Marie Pelletier, College Savings Counselor from the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1 hour virtual session and get a head start on saving for your child or grandchild’s higher education.

Identifying Frauds & Scams
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Identifying Frauds & Scams


with NDEC Instructor

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2024 at 2 pm

Learn about the different types of internet fraud and scams, the dos and don’ts of protectingyourself online and what to do if you have experienced online fraud or abuse.

Follow this link to register for this class

This class is offered free to State of Maine residents only, fees will be assessed for out of state registrations

Start A Business


with Peter Harriman

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 25, 2024 at 6 pm

After taking this Zoom workshop, you’ll be able to determine if being a business owner is right for you. We’ll go over business planning, market research, and what it takes to get started, including licensing, operational, and legal considerations. We do this in a WHAT NOT TO DO format that highlights some of the common mistakes new business owners make. 

All registered participants will be sent a link to join this Zoom class. 

Peter Harriman has been working for nearly 8 years with the Maine Small Business Development Center. The Small Business Development Center is a free, confidential business advising service found in every state. These services are for new and existing businesses alike and can range from business planning, financial projections, human resources, tax strategies and more. In his 8 years, Peter Harriman has helped over 1,300 clients access over $14 Million in funding to help start over 98 businesses in Maine. The course, Starting a Business, will go through the fundamental questions and motivations Peter has learned over the years that help business owners understand how, when and why to start a new business.

Using Software & Devices for Better Health
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Using Software & Devices for Better Health


with NDEC Instructor

In this class, we will explore apps, software, and devices that help promote and maintain exerciseand diet, monitoring blood sugar, blood pressure, weight medication reminders, using FitBits, Apple Watch, etc., and connecting with Bluetooth.

Register here!


Hospice Volunteer Training


with Crystal Mills

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 30, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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 hospice volunteer training and become a certified hospice volunteer.  In our first class 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.   Then we will have 3 more live classes and 3 homework assignments to complete the training.

Class meets on the following days: 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024



with Kim Crawford

Calendar Next session starts Apr 30, 2024 at 6 pm

Paper Quilling is the art of rolling, shaping, gluing, and creating shapes with colorful paper strips. With quilling you can make art, bookmarks, jewelry, magnets, cards, ornaments, key chains, multipurpose boxes, frames, and lots of other things. Kim will teach you  some basic techniques. You will make a quilled item and take some supplies home with you at the end of the class.

Lab/Materials Fee: $10 to be paid to the instructor the night of class

Full Course

Reiki II Training


with Donna Shaw

Calendar Next available session starts May 2, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Reiki II is about "Emotional and Distant Healing". Considered the practitioners level, some take this degree to become practitioners, while others simply want to continue their own healing journey through Reiki. The two symbols given at this level are for emotional & distant healing of self and others. Student are trained to use the second degree keys (symbols) and to send long distance healing.

Lab fee: $125 to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class. Speak to instructor about payment options.

American Heart Association (AHA): Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR and AED & First Aid


with Susan Robbins R.N.

Calendar Next available session starts May 4, 2024 at 8 am

This course provides a framework for learning basic skills that may save a life or prevent further injury. You will learn first aid basics, CPR for adults, children, and infants, AED use, and emergency opioid aid. The course includes classroom instruction and practice as well as a return demonstration of skills. There is a pass/fail component to the demonstration of skills learned in the class. The class is 8 hours in length.

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