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Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

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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

Calendar Next session starts Apr 29, 2024 at 10:30 am

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 available 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

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: $120 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.

Watercolor for Beginners to Intermediate


with Donna Kantor

Calendar Next available session starts May 7, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

If you’ve always wanted to learn watercolor painting in a relaxed, no critique environment, this is the perfect class! A place to learn some foundational skills and a variety of techniques, painting a simple landscape, birds and a floral.

Suggested materials list will be available at first class. But please bring whatever materials you have.

Lab Fee: $10 to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Drawing for Adult Beginners


with Donna Kantor

Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

It’s never too late to learn! No experience is necessary or expected. A class that introduces a nuts and bolts approach to a structured drawing process. A variety of mediums will be used, graphite in different forms and charcoal in block, powder and vine. Materials provided for in-class use. 


Lab Fee: $10 to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

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