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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Genealogy for Beginners


with Dorothy Prescott

Calendar Nov 27, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn how to gather and organize information in your own family history search. This three-part class will lead participants through the basic process of uncovering and sorting through the wealth of genealogical information available on the internet and from other sources. Registration $35. 3 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 11/27 CHRHS Rm 224 Dorothy Prescott is a member of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants and is familiar with many local lines of descent.

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Gold Leafing Workshop


with Bo Smith

Calendar Nov 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this workshop students will discover the techniques used to create beautiful gold leaf on picture frames, sculpture or wood. The instructor will teach two styles of gilding using traditional and non-traditional materials. Students will gain an understanding of this art form as they work on a piece brought from home. Registration $30, plus $90 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 3 weeks 6:30-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 11/30 CHRHS Rm 231 Bo Smith is an artist and educator who has been restoring antique clocks for sixteen years. She has studied techniques of gold leafing and gives demonstrations at the Clock Shop in Rockport.


Introduction to the Natural History of Midcoast Maine


with Kristen Lindquist

Calendar Nov 28, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Maine is noted for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Can you identify the song of our state bird? Better yet, can you identify our state bird? (It’s the Black-capped Chickadee.) Ever wondered how to find the North Star? Can you name three wildflowers you might find in the Camden Hills? In this two-session class you will develop basic literacy in the natural history of wildlife-rich midcoast Maine by learning how to identify some of the trees, wildflowers, birds, butterflies, animal tracks, and even stars and constellations most easily found here. Geared for the real beginner, this class will enhance your basic knowledge and awareness of the natural world around you! Registration $25. 2 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Tues 11/28 CHRHS Rm 210 Kristen Lindquist is an amateur naturalist who leads birding field trips throughout the state and serves as a guide at the annual Acadia Birding Festival. She wrote the Knox County chapter of the new book Birdwatching in Maine, and her natural history column appears each month on A member of the board of Merryspring Nature Center, she is also the first female member of the Maine Bird Records Committee.


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iPhone Camera and Photos


with Hugo Heriz-Smith

Calendar Nov 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this class the instructor will concentrate primarily on how to gain maximum enjoyment from the camera and photo management tools on your iPhone. Other questions and tools will be addressed as they come up or seem appropriate. Participants need to have a minimum of iOS 10 installed on their phone. Registration $35. 4 weeks 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Wed 11/29 CHRHS Rm 219 Hugo Heriz-Smith moved to Maine in 2004 and lives in Camden. He has worked with Mac and Windows/DOS computers since the late 80's. He has been self-employed helping small business and residential customers with a wide range of technology needs since 2001, focusing on those using Apple products.


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Jewelry - Sterling Silver Pendant December Class


with Karyl Brown

Calendar Dec 6, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Use your own design or choose from samples provided to create a beautiful sterling silver pendant. The instructor will teach how to transfer patterns, pierce, saw and fabricate a bail. You will leave class with a fully functional and beautiful pendant of your own making. Registration $40, plus materials fee of $25, payable to the instructor on the first night. 3 weeks 6:00–8:30 pm. Begins Wed 12/6 CHRHS 2D Art Karyl Brown is a silversmith and illustrator who evolved from beading and cold connected jewelry into metal working after taking a similar soldering class which vanquished her fear of fire and of soldering and opened up a new creative world.

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Oil Painting for Beginners to Intermediate


with Linda Leach

Calendar Oct 10, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Always a popular class! This semester's theme is: "The sky's the limit!". The semester will involve two studies of skies of your choice. This is a fun group that will get you painting at least one night per week. Class is open to all levels of skill, but you must have had some painting experience. If you haven't painted before, please contact instructor Linda Leach at 542-6572. For a supplies list, please contact Adult Ed. Registration $75. 8 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Tues 10/10 CHRHS 2D Art Linda Leach has 30 plus years of painting and craft experience. She and Sandy Clement are co-owners of the Maine Lights Collection. Visit their page at or


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Pottery for Beginners to Advanced


with Russell Kahn

Calendar Oct 16, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

If you have never done pottery before or you simply need to get back on the wheel, this class is for you. Materials fee will provide for 25 lbs. of clay and the use of tools and glazes for painting your work. Registration $130 (includes materials fee) payable to Adult Ed. 8 weeks 5:00-7:00 p.m. Begins Mon 10/16 Rm 3D Art Russell Kahn has been teaching art in public schools for over 21 years. He currently teaches ceramics, printmaking, drawing and painting at CHRHS.


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Shaker Village Canterbury, NH


with Marlene Hall

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 7 am

“Tis a Gift to be Simple, Tis a Gift to be Free.” Rethink tradition by visiting Canterbury Shaker Village, a New Hampshire landmark known for its architectural integrity and significance, and spend a day in the beautiful town of Canterbury, New Hampshire. The village of 25 original Shaker buildings and 4 restored buildings are all contained on 694 acres complete with forest, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds. We will have the opportunity to interact with villagers, hear of their remarkable history, watch artisans demonstrate traditional crafts from broom making to weaving and spinning to woodworking, and enjoy a lunch from the Shaker Box Lunch and Farm Stand (sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods). The museum store showcases crafts from the village as well as traditional Shaker community items. The Canterbury Shaker Village is an internationally known non-profit museum founded in 1969 and dedicated to preserving the heritage and 200 year legacy of the Canterbury Shakers. Departure from Camden Hills Regional High School 7:00 a.m., returning 9:00 p.m. Pick ups at MVHS in Waldoboro and Great Salt Bay School in Newcastle, rest stop at Kennebunk Plaza. Transportation provided by Northeast Charter and Tours. Tour Leaders: Marlene Hall and Barbara Hendricks. Registration $70 includes admission to Shaker Village. 1 day 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Trip Sat 5/12 CHRHS


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