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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Carving the Swimming Puffin


with Michael McCune

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 9 weeks

In this class, open to beginning or experienced carvers, you will carve the swimming Puffin, an iconic bird of the North Atlantic. Students should bring a minimum of a ¾” straight chisel, a 7mm #9 gouge, an 8mm #7 fishtail gouge and a 12mm #5 gouge or equivalent. Students are also encouraged to look for as much reference material as possible to aid in carving and painting. The instructor will supply basswood blanks and eyes, and paints and brushes. A $35 materials fee is to be paid to the instructor.

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Why Should I Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost?


with Katrina Venhuizen

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

How much are you throwing away every day? Could you divert some of that waste and help your community save money + the environment at the same time? Join Katrina Venhuizen, ecomaine environmental educator, to learn more about how you could be reducing, reusing and recycling, and how to reduce your household waste and carbon footprint.

Coastal Navigation Level 1


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Not sure where you are or where you are going when boating on Maine's coastal waters? Learn the basics of coastal navigation including where you are on a chart/map, creating bearings that will get you somewhere and back using a divider and a parallel ruler. Excellent for boaters, paddlers, outdoor leaders and future Registered Maine Guides. Students need access to the internet, computer/tablet with audio and video capabilities and a printer. You will also need to get a "divider" and "parallel ruler", and have access to a nautical chart. Deadline to register for class is 3/30/23 due to need for materials before class.

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Cooking Sourdough Bread 4.10.23


with Bill Babb

Calendar Apr 10, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

There is nothing like the aroma of freshly baked sourdough bread unless it is enjoying a slice of freshly baked bread with butter shortly after coming out of the oven! Students will learn how to care for a sourdough starter, how to knead using two different techniques, and how to mix, shape and score the bread for baking. The instructor will demonstrate two ways to bake a loaf, using a cloche or a stone with steam in the oven, followed by a taste testing. Students will then shape, score and bake a loaf of their own in class. They will take home some sourdough culture (bring a 32 ounce container) for bread baking at home. A $5 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor at class.

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Create a Maine Icon Patch - Schooner


with Resa Randolph

Calendar Apr 10, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class you will create a 3" patch of a Maine iconic image - a schooner - using felt, roving and embroidery. You'll learn techniques including needlefelting and embroidery. You can then sew your patch onto your favorite jacket, sweater or bag. Registration fee includes a patch-making kit of felt, thread and needles, you can bring your own sewing scissors if you prefer but there will also be some available at class.

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Getting More Out of Microsoft Word 4.11.23


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Apr 11, 2023 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week
Lets make your tasks in Microsoft Word a lot easier! You will save time and frustration and see how to properly use tabs. We will go on to explore dictation, easy paragraph functions, the sort feature, and using macros to eliminate laborious repetition. See the beauty of working with soft and hard returns and how to easily create and use tables. Get tips and tricks, as well as use shortcuts to save time. Let’s look at creating headers/footers and using the Format Painter to easily format existing text. (Not for Apple/Mac users.) Learn lots of great information by Zoom!

Cooking Vegetarian Indian Food 4.11.23


with Dee Patel

Calendar Apr 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to make delicious vegetarian Indian food in this class taught by Dee Patel of Namaste Indian Food. Dee has had a passion for cooking Indian food since she was a teenager living with her grandmother in India, and she loves to share both her own and her grandmother’s recipes. Her menu features a daily special and several of her most popular dishes will be among those you will learn in this class such as Pakora and Puri Bread. This class will also feature Dosa Sambar with potato stuffing, a dish of southern India, which is quite a different cuisine from northern India. There will also be a lovely Indian Chai tea! Registration fee includes all ingredients.

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Oil Painting


with Linda Leach and Sandy Clement

Calendar Apr 11, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This semester's theme is Fire in the Sky! Nature produces so many fabulous scenic skies and in this session we will work on capturing the "fire in the sky" colors that we often see. Whether sunrise, sunset, storm or other colorful sky - bring your favorite images to turn into paintings. Materials needed are oil paints, 2-3 brushes, a painting or palette knife, a 16 x 20 canvas, palette or palate paper. Medium sized canvas and basic painting supplies needed for first class as we will create the underpainting for the project. A general materials list can be obtained through the Adult Ed office.

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