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Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Personal Enrichment

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

Grant Writing 101


with Melanie Spencer

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This course will include discussion and hands-on activities to help you find, apply for, and secure grants for your organization. Topics include an introduction to grants, grant seeking, and grant writing; tools to get your organization grant ready; resources to find good funding opportunities; how to prepare applications and proposals; and how to manage awards and other grant activities.

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.                                 

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.

Holiday Wreath Making Class


with Devon Kane

Calendar Dec 3, 2019 at 6 pm

Please join us for this creative class and make a traditional holiday wreath with fragrant, native balsam fir branches. Each participant will be able to make and take home a 15 inch holiday wreath. All materials will be included in the class, however, you are encouraged to bring your own ribbon or embellishments. if you would like to personalize the class.

Material fee: $15 paid to instructor

Hunter's Safety - Orono

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

To participate in this one-day skills portion of the class, you must first go online ( ME Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife) and complete the online portion of the class. Once you complete this part, print of the class voucher and bring it with you to the skills portion of the class.


Indian Vegetarian Cooking Class
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Indian Vegetarian Cooking Class


with Avinash Rude

Calendar Nov 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This is a one night Vegetarian cooking class where you will learn how to cook healthy, tasty, Indian vegetarian food that promotes health and well-being. There will be a description of various spices and how to use them. This is a hands-on class.


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