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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Birding by Ear

$40

with Gary Roberts

Calendar Next session starts Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you ever wondered what bird is singing just out of view? If so, join Naturalist and Maine Guide Gary Roberts for a 6 week class on bird identification not with binoculars or spotting scope, but by listening to a species’ individual song and calls. The class will begin with a visual review of common birds of Maine. In subsequent weeks we will listen to and practice identifying a selected number of birds by their songs and calls using recordings and common mnemonics. No longer will you wonder what bird is singing! Registration $40. 6 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 11/7 CHRHS Rm 222 Registered Maine Guide Gary Roberts is a resident of Appleton and has been a volunteer naturalist, trip leader, and speaker for over 30 years. He specializes in guiding from a natural history perspective and focuses particularly on the native flora and fauna of Maine. Gary has been a long time volunteer for Maine Audubon and has volunteered with the Maine Plant Conservation Volunteers, Mountain Birdwatch, Maine Owl Survey Project, and Seanet.

Bridge for Beginners

$50

with Sally Morrison

Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Join other like-minded people in a fun card game that will exercise your brain. Learn in a comfortable, no stress environment and in eight weeks you will be able to play bridge with anyone. Registration $50. 6 weeks 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Begins Tues 9/25 Midcoast Recreation Center Sally Morrison has played, taught and loved bridge for many years.

Browntail Moth

$20

with Bob Emmons

Calendar Next session starts Nov 5, 2018 at 6 pm

NEW DATE

The browntail moth is a serious problem in parts of southern and central Maine and is currently extending its range. The moth poses two threats: its larval form, a caterpillar, is damaging to a number of tree species; and the toxic hairs covering the caterpillar cause a rash when people come into contact with them. Contact is most common when the hairs are shed from the caterpillar and become airborne. They can remain toxic for up to three years. The rash and discomfort they cause is often described as “being worse than poison ivy”. The instructor will discuss the identification, life cycle, and habits of the browntail moth as well as both non-chemical and chemical control methods. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Mon 11/5 CHRHS Rm 225 Bob Emmons was Professor of Plant Science at the State University of New York, Cobleskill, for 31 years. His major teaching areas were entomology, plant pathology, and integrated pest management. He is author of a college textbook on grasses for which he is paid a disappointing amount of money in royalties each year. He has written for Horticulture magazine and The New York Times garden section.

Calendula Salve and Lip Balm from Medicinal Plants

$20

with Jacinda Martinez

Calendar Next session starts Oct 23, 2018 at 6 pm

DATE CHANGE

This class will focus on medicinal and edible flowers that you can plant and what you can do with them at harvesting. We will also make calendula salve and calendula lip balm. The calming and anti-inflammatory properties of calendula make this salve excellent for healing skin. Participants will leave with one 2 oz tin of salve, 2 tubes of lip balm and some calendula seeds to get started for next season. Registration $20, plus $20 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 6:00-8:30 p.m. Class Tues 10/23 CHRHS Rm 231 Jacinda Martinez has been growing food and flowers for the last decade. She savours the sweetness of summer as long as possible by adding value to items like salve. Every winter her family and friends receive her newest batch of salve.

Car Care Clinic

$10

with Jan Campbell

Calendar Next session starts Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm

Knowledge is POWER! Have you ever wondered about the validity of a repair on your car? October is National Car Care Month, so come celebrate with a Car Care Clinic at Rockport Automotive on Monday, October 29. You will learn about checking fluids, changing tires, tire pressures and how it directly reflects your gas mileage. What noises and sounds can indicate a problem? Our certified technicians will explain what you should listen for and pay attention to. Check out what is under your car, and learn what a tie rod really looks like. Learn what check engine and other dashboard lights mean. We will break out into five different groups, each starting at a different station. You will also learn some differences between today’s cars and autos of the past - there is a lot more electronics to them, but they all have belts, bolts and bearings! Join us for a fun and informative evening, including refreshments and FREE Door Prizes! Participants should wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. “Come on by! We’ll leave the lift down for ya!” Registration $10. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Mon 10/29 Rockport Automotive, 271 Commercial St. (Rt. 1), Rockport Jan Roy Campbell is the sole owner of Rockport Automotive. She is a native of Rockport and has offered many car care clinics over the years. She believes that education is the foundation of a great service experience!

Cooking - Stretching your Chicken and Improvisational Cooking

$20

with Jeffrey Space

Calendar Next session starts Nov 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Do you dislike throwing food away? Don’t like to eat the same thing over and over again? Can’t decide what to make with what’s in your fridge? Then come to this session with Chef Jeff Space and learn how to make 4 meals for 4 with just one chicken as well as how to make something out of nothing. This is a hands-on class and each student will leave with 4 meals to prepare at home for their family. Participants are asked to bring in a list of 10 items that are usually in their pantry and 10 items that are usually in their fridge or freezer. Based on the ingredients of the class, we will create improvisational meals that will WOW your diners! Registration $20, plus $20 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 5:30-8:30 p.m. Class Wed 11/7 CHRHS Rm 231 Chef Jeff Space is currently the Director of Nutritional Services at Pen Bay Medical Center. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has over 30 years of experience in restaurants and food service. Before calling Maine his home, he held positions as a Pastry Chef, Executive Chef, and Personal Chef.

Cooking – The Taste of West Africa

$20

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Next session starts Oct 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Come enjoy the taste of Africa with a Togolese feast! The West African country of Togo has been influenced by many cultures, including French, Italian and German, as well as its own. Join chef, teacher and musician Jordan Benisson for a journey into the culture and foods of Togo. You’ll make dishes such as Gari Fotu (similar to grits, with a sauce including tomato sauce reduction, herbs, peppers, ground smoked shrimp and egg), West African Chicken in Peanut Sauce, fried sweet potato and plantain, and more. The menu will be chosen according to seasonal availability, so please let us know if you have any food allergies when you register. Bring take-home containers. Registration $20, plus $20 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 5:30-8:30 p.m. Class Mon 10/22 CHRHS Rm 231 Jordan Benisson has been cooking for friends and students ever since he arrived in Maine in 1999, and finally realized his dream of opening a restaurant in 2017. Me Lon Togo is located in a distinctive blue and purple historic home on Rt. 1 in Searsport. Jordan also teaches African drumming at Colby College, The Watershed School, and other area schools.

Full Course

Cooking – The Taste of West Africa 11.13.18

$20

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Next session starts Nov 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Come enjoy the taste of Africa with a Togolese feast! The West African country of Togo has been influenced by many cultures, including French, Italian and German, as well as its own. Join chef, teacher and musician Jordan Benisson for a journey into the culture and foods of Togo. You’ll make dishes such as Gari Fotu (similar to grits, with a sauce including tomato sauce reduction, herbs, peppers, ground smoked shrimp and egg), West African Chicken in Peanut Sauce, fried sweet potato and plantain, and more. The menu will be chosen according to seasonal availability, so please let us know if you have any food allergies when you register. Bring take-home containers. Registration $20, plus $20 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 5:30-8:30 p.m. Class Tues 11/13 CHRHS Rm 231 Jordan Benisson has been cooking for friends and students ever since he arrived in Maine in 1999, and finally realized his dream of opening a restaurant in 2017. Me Lon Togo is located in a distinctive blue and purple historic home on Rt. 1 in Searsport. Jordan also teaches African drumming at Colby College, The Watershed School, and other area schools.





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