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Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Evening Book Group
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Evening Book Group

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with Jade Austin

Calendar Feb 26, 2018 at 6:15 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.

Great Decisions 2018
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Great Decisions 2018

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with John Randazzo

Calendar Mar 2, 2018 at 10:15 am, runs for 13 weeks
Join facilitator, John Randazzo, and other community members for lively and informative discussions on the major global issues of our time. Discussions center on the topics outlined in the Great Decisions briefing book provided by the Foreign Policy Association. The briefing book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on 8 issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today. Each article is written by carefully selected experts, offers questions and tools for discussion, as well as policy options for U.S. officials. For information on the topics, or to order your own briefing book, visit A copy will be also be available as a reference in the library. This group meets on the 1st Friday of the month at the Wells Public Library. New members are always welcome. John is a Wells resident who is very involved in community activities. He began attending Great Decisions in 2012 and started facilitating in the spring of 2015. John has also facilitated a creative writing group at the Berwick Public Library. He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a B.S. in Education and a minor in History. No meeting in December

Hunter Safety


with Steve Rand

Calendar Apr 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

To legally hunt in Maine, you must complete a Hunter Safety class. This course has 3 parts that lead to certification: class meeting (@WHS), home study and the range day. After the initial class, you will complete your assignments at home using an independent study guide and corresponding website. Estimated home study time is 15 hours. Submit your assignments on range day, along with an assembled survival kit. You must attend both classes and pass the final test with a minimum score of 70% to earn your certificate. Range day is Sat., May 5, at the North Berwick Rod and Gun Club. Minimum participation age is 10. Please call 646-4565 to register. INSTRUCTOR: Steve Rand is active in the Rod and Gun Club and is very concerned about firearms safety. He teaches Hunter Safety in area adult education programs.

Minimum age for participation is 10.

Maine Driving Dynamics
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Maine Driving Dynamics


with Rick Todd

Calendar Apr 10, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You can improve your defensive driving abilities. We will discuss collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that challenge Maine drivers. If you complete the course you will receive a 3-point credit on your license. Sorry, online registration is not available for this class. Please provide your date of birth and license number when you call to register at 646-4565, or write it on your registration form if mailing. Seniors 65+ $25. Instructor: Rick Todd is a retired safety engineer and has taught defensive driving classes for 35 years. He also currently teaches driver education in the Scarborough area.


Organic Gardening

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Join a member of the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA) to learn how to grow your own vegetable garden organically. You will study the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants, how to make and use compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. All participants will receive free seeds, a copy of the presentation and a resource guide. INSTRUCTOR: Marilyn Stanley is an experienced farmer and gardener. She and her husband, Rick, own Chick Farm in Wells where they raise organic chickens, vegetables and berries.


Pickling Spring Vegetables


with Kate McCarty

Calendar May 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Spring vegetables in Maine have a short season, so learn how to preserve these tender green vegetables to enjoy year round. UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers will teach you how to safely preserve pickled fiddleheads or asparagus using the hot water bath method. Participants will receive recipes and a jar of homemade pickles. Please bring a potholder to class. Cost includes $20 for materials. INSTRUCTOR: Kate McCarty has been the Food Preservation Community Education Assistant at UMaine Extension since 2009, after serving in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. She has completed the Master Food Preserver program, an intensive, hands-on training in all aspects of home food preservation.

RAD Self-Defense System


with Officer John Riegel

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
RAD (Rape Agression Defense) System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. Designed by police officers and safety experts, RAD uses a woman’s natural strengths effectively against an attacker’s vulnerabilities. The training is physically demanding. Nationally certified RAD instructors teach every class. Each participant will get a workbook and reference manual outlining the entire defense program. This manual is the key to a free lifetime return and practice policy for completing the program. You will attend four 3-hour sessions. The fourth class is a simulation that is optional but highly recommended. INSTRUCTORS: Members of the Wells Police Department including Officer John Riegel, Sergeant Adam Shaw and Officer Brett Tishim, who have been nationally trained and certified to teach the RAD System.

Sensational Sea Vegetables


with Carol Steingart

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Join Coastal Carol of Coast Encounters LLC for a delightful culinary journey into the world of sea vegetables. Learn the many nutritional benefits of sea vegetables and the simple methods of preparation to incorporate them into your diet. Carol is a marine educator with over 20 years’ experience educating people of all ages about “life between the tides.” She has made these ancient plants of the sea a regular part of her diet. Find out why and enjoy a full meal, tasting each of the recipes she prepares. Menu includes dishes made with locally harvested seaweed. Free samples to take home. INSTRUCTOR: Carol Steingart is a marine educator, owner of Coast Encounters, LLC, and specializes in unique programs centered around Maine’s rocky intertidal region.


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