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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment



with Leni Gronros

Calendar Jan 23, 2018 at 5 pm

The mystic life blood of the Maine coast! Learn the ancient secrets of making award winning chowders. Chowder has had a long and prestigious history since its humble beginnings along the coast of England and France centuries ago. Once considered the food of the poor it is now a staple of restaurants and homes throughout New England. Competitions are held and bragging rights are sought for the best chowders. We’ll discuss how to layer the flavors and get them to combine into a magical concoction your taste buds won’t forget! You will learn the secrets to perfectly thick chowder and how to avoid the most common mistakes. Bring containers for leftovers. Registration $20, plus $10 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor at class. 1 night 5:00-8:00 p.m. Class Tues 1/23 CHRHS Rm 231 Chef Leni Gronros of Graffam Bros. Seafood will take you through the process step by step and provide stories and entertainment along the way.


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Chowders - Haddock, Chicken, Corn - Even Vegetable


with Jeffrey Space

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Enjoy the last of the cold nights with a nice hot bowl of chowder. Chef Jeff Space will teach you the secrets of making Pen Bay's award winning haddock chowder, one of New England’s most beloved comfort foods, and explain the history behind it. You will also learn how to make chicken and corn chowder and a heart healthy vegetable chowder. Registration $20, plus $12 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 5:30-8:30 p.m. Class Wed 3/7 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.


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Clay Time for You!


with Randy Fein

Calendar Mar 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Discover an array of techniques as you create handmade clay objects. Learn the basics and beyond using your imagination. Get into the hands-on process of wheel thrown and slab built pottery. Students may elect to explore relief tile making as well. This is a fun class where we will experience the joy of creating ceramic sculpture and pottery together. Cost for materials includes 10 pounds of clay and all glazes and kiln firing. Students may purchase additional clay. Limited to 8. Registration $95, plus $35 materials fee payable to instructor. 8 weeks 5:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Tues 3/20 CHRHS Rm 3D Art Randy Fein is an experienced ceramic sculptor/ potter and instructor. Her sculpture is held in public and private collections including the University of Southern Maine, Fidelity, Unilever, Maine Medical Center, and Babson College. She has taught ceramics nationally for more than 35 years at many schools among whom are Unity College, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine College of Art and Babson College. For more information visit


Cloud Computing - What, Really, is the Cloud?


with Bill Batty

Calendar Mar 22, 2018 at 6 pm

What is cloud computing? How does it differ from land computing? Do you need it? Do you have it? Odds are, you're using it--though you may not realize it. This class will teach you what cloud computing is, its advantages and disadvantages, and how and why you should use it. We will touch on such software titles as Office 365, Google Drive, Dropbox, Carbonite, and Quickbooks Online. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Thurs 3/22 CHRHS Rm 225 Bill Batty, Jr. is the Customer Service Manager at Rockbound Computer. For 13 years previous, he was Customer Manager and P/R Director for Midcoast Internet Solutions.. When not working with computers, you can find him deep sea diving, ninja training, splitting atoms, and exaggerating short bios. He plays the drums, too.


College: Getting There from Here


with Ken Gardiner

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 6 pm

This short class covers questions to consider as you establish a college savings goal, strategies to help you reach your goal, and features and benefits of 529 college savings plans. This class is for parents and grandparents interested in savings for a child's education expenses. Registration $15. 1 night 6:00-7:00 p.m. Class Tues 3/13 CHRHS Rm 210 Ken Gardiner is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Camden. He is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist.


Computer for the VERY Beginner


with Cynthia Barlow

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This NON-technical class will introduce the basics to those who have NO computer background. Topics covered will include word processing and the Internet, as well as basics like the keyboard, thumb drive, and computer terms such as cut and paste, edit and undo and format and insert. This class will be using Microsoft Word 2010 on PC's, but the skills apply to Mac's as well. Registration $55. 7 weeks 5:00-6:30 p.m. Begins Wed 2/28 CHRHS Library Cynthia Barlow has more than 20 years experience as an Adult Education instructor extraordinaire of business and clerical skills.


Cooking Paella


with John Thomson

Calendar Jan 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Paella is a traditional Spanish rice dish most recognized for its blend of seafood and vegetables. Chef Thomson’s version replaces the added starch of rice with riced cauliflower, as well as a more affordable option of chicken and sausage in place of seafood. Bring containers for leftovers -- if there are any! Registration $20, plus $10 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 5:30-8:30 p.m. Class Tues 1/30 CHRHS Rm 231 John Thomson is currently owner of the Grinning Dog, an authentic BBQ mobile smokehouse in Searsmont. He studied culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University in Providence RI and is a former Chief Petty Officer, USCG, now retired.


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Cooking – Tastes of Thailand 5.3.18


with Sue Palakawong

Calendar May 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Join Sue Palakawong again in our kitchen and learn how to prepare and cook several delicious, home-style Thai dishes. This evening will feature Thai peanut sauce with chicken and a side dish of cucumbers in vinegar with bananas in coconut milk for dessert. Bring your appetite and take home containers. Registration $20, plus $20 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 5:30-8:30 p.m. Class Thurs 5/3 CHRHS Rm 231 Sue Palakawong was born in Thailand. She ran the Thai Kitchen in both Camden and Rockland and now operates the Thai Tugboat at the ferry landing in Rockland. Sue loves to show others how to prepare and enjoy authentic Thai food and offers this class in honor of her mother.


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