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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Easy Chinese Cookbook: Restaurant Favorites Made Simple


with Chris Toy

Calendar May 5, 2020 at 12 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Join Stonewall and Leroux Kitchens cooking instructor Chris Toy ONLINE to learn how to make a few of his favorite take-out Chinese dishes at home. After you’ve mastered some of the techniques, invite your friends over for a fun evening of 'take out' and see how quickly popular you become! 

Start at any time! Students will have access to the videos and recipes for two weeks. Get started by viewing the recipes and the videos. Decide what you'd like to try first, then make a shopping list. Practice, eat, repeat! 

Upon registration, you will be sent links to access a Google Drive where you will find the video links and downloadable recipes. 


Machine Sewing 101


with Sandy Clement

Calendar Jul 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn the basics of machine sewing and how to troubleshoot problems while working on 2 fun projects. We will start by sewing an envelope pillow with a pillow insert. We will also be making a cute and easy zippered pouch. The instructor will supply muslin for the pillow insert and polyester stuffing as well as the fusible fleece and zipper for the pouch. No need to bring fabric to the first class. You may bring your own machine or use one in the classroom.

Full Course

Middle Eastern Dance/Bellydance I


with Patti Luchetti

Calendar Jul 7, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class will also be available remotely via Zoom! Belly Dance, also called Oriental Dance, is native to the ancient Middle East. It was widely spread by migrations of Rom and other tribal peoples, from India, north to Turkey, and west to Spain – with Egypt becoming a renowned center of the art form in modern times. In our global age, Cairo now hosts respected dancers from Asia, Europe, and the USA as well. Belly Dance gives gentle, strengthening exercises to the whole body with an emphasis on the belly and thighs. This class will introduce torso movements and rhythms fundamental to this art form. Students will try dancing with scarves and Veils! Wear loose, comfortable clothing or dance wear and please bring a large scarf for the hips. This class meets Tuesday and Thursday and can be attended both live and via Zoom.

Sewcialize Open Quilting


with Beverly Shejen

Calendar Jul 8, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 8 weeks

Get needed help with your project as well as “sewcialize” with other quilters. This Open Quilting format is for anyone with a basic knowledge of quilting. You choose the project you want to work on, whether finishing blocks, or starting the next project, someone is here to lend a hand. Bring your sewing equipment and unfinished projects and make a date with yourself to come meet some new folks for a couple of hours of fun as a relaxed session of uninterrupted quilting time and come stitch your stress away! This dedicated quilting time is limited so please reserve your spot today!

Chilled Summer Soups and Cold Sides


with Jeff Space

Calendar Jul 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Celebrate the bounty of summer with this hands on class. Beat the heat with cool soups and sides using seasonal ingredients. Depending on availability, possibilities include dishes such as strawberry soup, melon soup, tomato-based cold soup, street corn, imaginative slaws, and pasta salads. Wow your guests and family with some new recipes and make this a summer to remember.

Intro to Drawing - Zoom online class


with Rachel Romanski

Calendar Jul 8, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This course focuses on the development of observational skills and drawing techniques. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of mark making, gesture, volume, and perspective to draw from life and photo. No prior drawing experience is necessary. Students will need to purchase their own supplies, but will need to pick up information packets before the class begins. 


Rachel Romanski is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Midcoast Maine. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from MECA and studied Renaissance Art History through the UGA campus in the Tuscany. Since then she has focused much of her efforts in artistic collaborations with marginalized communities and teaching Art and English as a Second Language.

Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England 7.8.20


with David Spahr

Calendar Jul 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will feature easy-to-understand information on finding, collecting, identifying, and preparing the safer and more common edible and medicinal mushroom species of New England and Eastern Canada. Whether you are a cook, forager, herbalist, or restaurateur you will enjoy this class. The book "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada" will be available for purchase in class for $21.

DIY Nature Camp for Parents and Summer Caregivers: ONLINE


with Alice Bean Andrenyak, MMG

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 , runs for 1 week

Join Master Maine Guide Alice Bean Andrenyak for a week of inspiration to create a nature camp for your kids. Access daily class materials on your own schedule at where you will find an outline to follow, videos, downloads for activities and worksheets, songs to sing, nature crafts, nature exploration on a theme each day, Forest Bathing activities and similar supports. Each day a new section will open so that the parents and caregivers can download the material and use it with their children at home. 

The outline, if done completely will take approximately 60 to 90 minutes. 

Students must have access to the internet, an active email account, and an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate. 

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