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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Cooking – Tastes of Thailand 5.9.18


with Sue Palakawong

Calendar May 9, 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 Wed 5/9 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.




with Kate Martino

Calendar Apr 23, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Originating in England, Cribbage is a fun, easy-to-learn, strategic card game played with 2 or 3 people utilizing a cribbage board. This course will cover the basics – objective of the game, dealing, beginning play, pegging, defense, ‘The Crib’ and scoring. Cribbage is currently “hot” in colleges across the country! Both new players and players who want to refresh their skills are welcome. $35. 5 wks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 4/23 CHRHS Rm 220 Kate Martino has been an avid whist player for over 50 years and has enjoyed playing cribbage since the early 60’s.


Cut the Cable - Cable TV Alternatives


with Bill Batty

Calendar Mar 1, 2018 at 6 pm

Cutting the cord has become an attractive option for those looking to control expenses. Want to learn about Roku, Apple TV, Ooma, VoIP, Amazon's Fire, Chromecast, and other high tech entertainment services? This two hour class will discuss low or no cost options for TV and telephone, provide you with guidance on available services, and help you determine how best to move forward. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Thurs 3/1 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.


Dance - It’s All Swing!


with Katie Tranzillo

Calendar Mar 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore four dance styles within the genre known as “Swing”: rockin’ East Coast Swing (aka jitterbug), smooth West Coast Swing, cheerful Charleston, and joyful Lindy Hop. The instructor will teach moves, styling and music for each dance, and technique and partnering skills you can apply to any dance style. Learn enough in class to get right onto the dance floor! No partner or experience needed as we can rotate partners. Class size limited to 6 leaders and 6 followers. Registration $35 single/$50 couple (includes friends) 4 weeks 6:30-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 3/19 CHRHS Dance/Wrestling Rm Katie Tranzillo is an independent dance instructor in midcoast Maine, with 17 years of experience. Through her business, JoyfulDancing, she provides professional dance programs, fosters a community of dancers and friends, and spreads the joy of dance to everyone. Find her at


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Dance Blast!


with Cindy Swan Rockport Dance

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Start your day with an all levels, fun, dance/exercise class. Recreational, easy-to-learn dance moves are set in "routines" to popular music. Continuous 50 minutes of great dance action will boost your metabolism and your mood! Move your booty, have a blast! This class does not have a senior discount. $77. 6 weeks 9:00-10:00 a.m. Begins Sat 1/27 Rockport Dance Conservatory at Midcoast Recreation Center 535 West St. (Rt. 90) in Rockport. New Rockport Dance Conservatory Instructor Cindy Swan is a licensed massage therapist with a masters degree in education in the field of exercise science. A “retired” athletic trainer, Cindy has a background in dance exercise having worked in New York City studios and then in midcoast Maine for the YMCA, The Samoset and Waldo County General Hospital.


Declutter Your Home and Free Up Time


with Diane Smith

Calendar Apr 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks


Learn practical tips from a professional home organizer to create time for what is important in life by bringing order and simplicity to your home. Discover your home’s possibilities, how it can be a calm, private retreat and joyful place of inspiration, with many or few possessions that delight you and nurture your happiness. Life is easier when your space is stress free, objects are easier to find, and cherished possessions reflect your joys and priorities. It’s fun to declutter. Come and share your own challenges and success stories. Registration $25. 3 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 4/26 CHRHS Rm 224 Diane Smith, owner of A Simple Life Awaits You…Organizing Your Home has been inspiring clients through confidential, gentle coaching since 2006 and has over 10 years experience teaching adult education classes.


Designing Your Landscape in Spring


with Sharon Turner

Calendar Apr 11, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Have you always wanted to develop a plan to make the most of your yard and gardens? Then this field-based class is for you. After the first meeting classes will meet at each participant’s property where individualized, site-specific options will be explored. Organic practices will be emphasized as will the incorporation of native plants, especially those important for birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficials. Please give us your physical address when registering. The first night is for information and planning for all participants; dates and times of subsequent meetings will be determined by participants. This class also includes a visit to the instructor's nursery in Washington. Registration $85 plus $10 for materials (handouts) to be paid to instructor. Approximately 8 weeks total, with some meetings at gardens on weekdays and some on weekends. 6:00-8:00 p.m. (first class only) Begins Wed 4/11 CHRHS Rm 220 Sharon Turner is a certified Master Gardener Volunteer, consultant, educator and designer. She grows for Fedco Trees and teaches for MOFGA. At her nursery in Washington she specializes in heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable and flower seedlings and native perennials, shrubs and trees.


Drawing with Multi-Media
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Drawing with Multi-Media


with Naomi Howe

Calendar Jan 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class is for people who have some drawing experience. Drawing with multi-media techniques, you will apply your drawing skills with color and different media to create a completed work. Registration $25. 2 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 1/24 CHRHS Rm 217 Naomi Howe has been an artist all her life, beginning with pen and ink drawings and sketches to illustrate her "books". She has worked in the clinical and educational fields professionally, and is presently at CHRHS as a member of the Special Education team, as well as co-teaching English and World History.


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