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Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

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A Night in the Museum

Calendar May 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm

This is an evening event at the Isabella Gardner Museum where you will enjoy art and live music. The trip starts at 3:30pm Thursday May 17th, 2018 from Wells High School. Transportation and entrance fee are included on your fee. Dinner and refreshments are available for purchase. The event is from 5:30 to 9:00 PM, plenty of time to enjoy the museum, dinner, and refreshments. The van returns to Wells from the museum approximately 11:00 PM.


Accuplacer Preparation
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Accuplacer Preparation

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Calendar Feb 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks
Do you want to prepare for the Accuplacer? It is the test required by many colleges around the country, including the University of Maine and Maine’s Community Colleges. Improve your math and reading skills so you can successfully pass the placement test and begin taking credit-bearing courses right away. INSTRUCTOR: Peter Durso has a degree from Fitchburg State College in Elementary and Special Education, a Master's from the University of Kansas in Special Education and a Master's from Notre Dame College in School Administration and Supervision. He has over 30 yrs of education experience.

Afternoon Book Group
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Afternoon Book Group

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with Jade Austin

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 2 pm, runs for 16 weeks
Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education, in collaboration with the Wells Public Library, hosts monthly Afternoon and Evening Adult Book Discussion Groups. Discussions are facilitated by both Adult Education and Library staff. Books for the program are available through the MINERVA online catalog. Join us for lively discussions and shared insights. Please call the library at 646-8181 for a list of upcoming dates and book selections.

American Mah Jongg


with Beth Saidman

Calendar Jun 5, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Challenge yourself by learning to play this mind-stimulating social table game for 3 or 4 players. It is much like gin rummy, using a set of checker-like tiles marked with Chinese symbols. Cost of Mah Jongg book and card is an additional $20 and available through Amazon. The instructor will provide information the first night of class. INSTRUCTOR: Beth Saidman is an avid Mah Jongg player and has been teaching for 18 years. She makes learning easy and fun.



with Cindy Simon

Calendar May 1, 2018 at 10:30 am

In the class, you will learn about the healing properties of essential oils. You will make three products; an aromatherapy spray for all sorts of uses, create a facial/body moisturizer lotion and a bath soak with salts. Oils include a wide variety to calm, heal, energize, de-stress, help with chronic pain, uplift mood, cleanse, inspire purify, balance and more. Materials fee of $5.00 payable to instructor at class. Instructor: Cindy Simon is a community educator, wellness coach, counselor, writing coach, and a freelance writer and published author. She holds a Master’s degree, a national certification in counseling and is a Reiki Master. Cindy teaches classes/workshops and counsels individuals in health and wellness, writing; including such topics as meditation, yoga therapy, macrobiotics diet, yoga mudras, healthy living, creative writing, novel writing, travel writing and senior exercise classes.


Basic Ballroom


with Robin Shaw

Calendar Apr 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for some fun. You will learn the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba and Swing. Next time you attend a wedding, anniversary or other social event, you will be ready to dance the night away with confidence. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. Wear smooth-soled shoes; leather is ideal. Cost Per Couple $89., Cost Per Single $44.50, if signing up as a single, please call the office to sign up, 646-4565. Instructor: Robin Shaw is a certified Fred Astaire dance instructor. She has been teaching dance since 2002 at the Portsmouth Ballroom and other adult education programs.


Basics of Interior Design

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will provide participants the opportunity to explore the basics of interior design. You will study space planning, decluttering furniture style, color selections, lighting of the environment and how to add the right accessories. Each week, you will work with Lynne to draw floor plans and placement of furniture and accessories to make a pleasing and aesthetically attractive space. Instructor Lynne Longworth graduated from Endicott College in Interior Design. She worked for a furniture company as a designer and at the Tiffany and Company in New York. She owned her own design business in Connecticut called Design and Restoration. Lynne has been featured on HGTV on the show “If Walls Could Talk” on restoring an 1810 Sea Captain House.


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Beach Profiling


with Jacob Aman

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 5 pm
Beach profiling is a simple surveying technique used to measure the impacts of coastal erosion. Learn how citizen science is tracking sand erosion at beaches from York to Scarborough since 1999 through monthly data collection and collaboration with state and university researchers. This data is used to help beach management make decisions at the local and state level, and the data is shared at the annual Maine Beaches Conference. Find out how it’s done and how you can get involved as a volunteer. INSTRUCTOR: Jake Aman has been working at the Wells Reserve since 2008. He manages fisheries-related monitoring and restoration projects and works with volunteers to monitor coastal environmental conditions in Southern Maine.

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