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Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Personal Enrichment

Hampden - SpringWalking Club

Calendar Mar 1, 2023 at 6 pm

Walking Club - Hampden Academy 

Too cold, dark and slippery outside to walk? Join our indoor walking club. Please change out of your boots into a good pair of walking shoes. Stay on the ground level or challenge yourself by walking between the first and second floors. This is an independent program with no instruction provided. Masks are required at this time.

Tues, Weds, and Thurs            6 - 8 pm           March 1 - May 25 

No Walking April 18, 19, 20

Course fee: $10

Hampden - Square Dance
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Hampden - Square Dance


with Bob Brown

Calendar Mar 6, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Square Dance -

A new and interesting way to learn to square dance. Fun and easy. It's for beginners and anyone who's ever danced in the past and wants to return to the fun. Instruction is in a relaxed, easy setting with a personal touch. A good way to have fun with your partner (spouse, significant other or friend). A single person can also be accommodated. Classes will be held at the Citizens of Maine building at 177 Cold Brook Rd. in Hampden.

Mondays (12 sessions) March 6 - May 22             6:30 - 8:30 pm

Hampden - CPR


with Chad Kirkpatrick

Calendar Mar 30, 2023 at 6 pm


This one night course introduces immediate lifesaving principles to correct airway obstructions and cardiac arrest in adults, infants, and children. Students can receive an American Heart Association Heart Saver certificate after successfully completing this course.

Thursday, March 30

6 - 9 pm                Course fee: $55 - Includes Certificate

Hampden - Peaceful Lake Landscape Paint Night


with Obrianna Cornelius

Calendar Mar 30, 2023 at 6 pm

Peaceful Lake Landscape Paint Night - Hampden Academy

Obrianna Cornelius

This one night paint and sip style class is intended for people who want a fun and creative afternoon. The instructor is fun and easy to follow as she teaches you through creating your own painting. This is a perfect environment to flex your artistic muscles and have fun! This will be an acrylic painting of a loon in a lake at sunset. Feel free to improvise and choose your own colors while the teacher explains the method! So grab your coffee and settle in for a fun evening!

Thursday, March 30                  6 - 8 pm

Course fee: $15

Materials fee: $15 paid directly to the instructor at the time of the class (cash or check only)


Hampden - Voice Over Acting Via ZOOM


with John Gallogly

Calendar Mar 30, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Voice Over Acting Via ZOOM

If you’ve ever wondered how to begin in voice over part time, full time, or for supplemental or retirement income, this live online workshop is a great, upbeat, and most importantly, realistic first step. Our easy-toaccess live online webinar will take you behind the scenes at Voice Coaches studios, where we regularly produce voice over content for clients including Netflix, Discovery, HGTV, Disney, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, and many more. From audio books, training material, animation, and commercials to socially relevant content, television, and much, much more: today’s voice over field has become a great way to leverage your individual voice qualities and communication skill in a whole new way. This class also includes an opportunity to receive a brief one-on-one voice range and quality assessment with our instructor.

Thursday, March 30                    6:30 – 8 pm

Orono - Introduction to Fly Fishing


with Kevin Tracewski

Calendar Apr 1, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Introduction to Fly Fishing

This course is designed to get you solidly grounded in the fundamentals needed to enjoy fly fishing. Topics covered include tackle selection and assembly, knots, fly casting, fish foods, artificial flies, fly fishing strategies, entomology, and wading safety.  After completing this course, you should have all the understanding and skills necessary to catch fish with a fly rod on your own.  This course will be taught in Orono by Kevin Tracewski, a registered Maine guide and author of the best selling book, A Fisherman’s Guide to Maine.

$85 - 7 hour session (9AM – 4PM).  Saturday April 1, 2023

Hampden - Pickleball session 1


with George Ouelette

Calendar Apr 1, 2023 at 1:30 pm

Pickleball - Armstrong Tennis Center

George Ouelette

Fun, social, and great exercise, pickleball combines elements of badminton, ping pong and tennis. Considered one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, pickleball can be played at many levels, and is a great sport for people of all ages. In this class you will learn all of the basics to begin playing this great game. Please indicate which session you would like to attend when registering. All classes are at Armstrong Tennis Center, 60 Mecaw Rd. Hampden. Class size limited to 12 students each session.

Saturday, April 1           1:30 – 3:30 pm

Full Course

Hampden - Introduction to the Pottery Wheel Session 3


with Melanie Crowe

Calendar Apr 3, 2023 at 6 pm

Introduction to the Pottery Wheel - Hampden Academy

Melanie Crowe

Satisfy your curiosity about clay! Come get your hands dirty in this fun introduction to throwing clay on the pottery wheel! This 4 session class will provide hands-on instruction covering the fundamentals of throwing clay: centering, opening, pulling up and shaping your pots. You’ll learn about the stages that clay goes through – from wet, to leather-hard, to bone-dry and about the hand-tools used for trimming and creating texture on pots. Please wear casual, loose fitting clothes and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty.

Three Sessions to choose from, each limited to 4 students due to the number of pottery wheels.            

Session 3: April 3, 5, 7, 12 (Glaze Day), 14 (Pick Up)                                     6-7:30 pm

 Course Fee: $40 Materials fee $25 paid directly to the instructor at the time of the class. (cash or check only

Full Course

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