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Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Our Classes

Fermenting Sauerkraut


with Laurie Bowen

Calendar Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one-night, hands-on class, you will learn how to make your own sauerkraut through the wonders of fermentation. 

You will start a batch of sauerkraut, learn the basics of fermentation and take your first batch home with you to finish.

The course fee includes the cost of all materials and supplies. 


Financial Planning: Rules of the Road
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Financial Planning: Rules of the Road

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with Philip Barb

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 6 pm

This free one night workshop will introduce you to basic saving and investment principles that will help you develop and reach long-term  financial goals. Some topic include investing concepts, insurance, stock market basics, living on a fixed income, bonds and saving for college. The road to financial independence begins with ta few simple rules.


Freezer Meals


with Devon Kane

Calendar Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This new class will include several recipes and materials to choose from. Each meal is designed to serve two people, however, if you would like to prepare a recipe for more, the material fee doubles for families of four, and can be increased from there. There will be many recipes to choose from, so pick your favorite four... Mix and match! Each participant will go home with a recipe book for 20 easy freezer meals.

Material Fee: $25 paid to instructor

Froebel Stars
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Froebel Stars


with Terry Deane

Calendar Nov 6, 2019 at 6 pm

Learn to make a Froebel star, which originated in German folklore. Similar to origami, these three-dimensional creations are made by folding four strips of paper into lovely stars that can be used as ornaments, as bows for gifts or for any other creative purpose of your choosing. Stars made for ornaments are generally dipped in paraffin wax and sprinkled with fine glitter to make them sturdy and even more festive. Once you master the process, you’ll be hooked! Leave class with however many stars you can make, and additional strips of paper to make more at home. Paper provided will be enough to make 25 colorful stars.

Materials fee: $10 paid to instructor

Gluten and Soy Free Plant-Based Salad


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Oct 24, 2019 at 6 pm

Create and take home seasonal recipes (Gluten & Soy-Free): Chickpea Salad - chickpeas, spices, lots of variations, Clean Start Kale Salad - if you're not already a kale lover, you may be at the end of this demo! We'll have a "question & answer" session and discuss other bean options along with the importance of these protein powerhouses! Please bring an apron and container for leftovers. Alicia has offered plant-powered meals since 2007. She has a Masters in Holistic Wellness and has been teaching healing and nutrition to all ages since 2013.

Material Fee: $5.00 paid to instructor

Haunted Happenings Bus Trip

Calendar Oct 26, 2019 at 6 am, runs for 1 week

Depart for Salem, Massachusetts, where you will have a frighteningly good time!  Upon arrival, visit the House of Seven Gables. The novel The House of the Seven Gables revolves around the curse Matthew Maule set on Colonel Pyncheon in revenge for stealing his land--and his life. Through a century and a half, the curse affects the members of both families, and is embodied in the big crumbling mansion that is the House of the Seven Gables.  The remainder of the day is at your leisure enjoying all the Halloween activities going on in Salem. Visit a museum, take a walking tour; get your fortune told by a psychic or shop for some souvenirs from the many street vendors. You are sure to leave Salem in good spirits.

. Space is limited so register early! No refunds after 9/23.

. Saturday, Oct 26, 2019

. Depart from Cyr Bus Lines Old Town 6:00 a.m.

. Bangor Walmart Supercenter 6:20 a.m.

. Palmyra Walmart 6:50 a.m.                                 

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HiSET Preparation & Testing
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HiSET Preparation & Testing

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 15 weeks

If you are interested in taking the HiSET test, Maine's high school equivalency exam, you can contact us on this portal or by calling us:

Old Town     827-3906

Hampden     862-6422

Orono          866-4119


History of Riverside Park, Hampden


with James Husson

Calendar Dec 3, 2019 at 6 pm

This new talk will be a continuation of the History of Hampden Presentations. Learn about the amazing recreational facility which furnished amusement for the people from Penobscot County during the summer months. Up to 10,000 people each weekend would visit this park on the Penobscot River in Hampden from 1898 to 1916. With it's large theater and concession stands, to the trolley that was dedicated from Bangor to transport people to the park, this class will use old photos and documents and review this amazing amusement park.

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