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Gorham Adult Education



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Asian Hotpot

$34

with Chris Toy

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

Some like it spicy, some not so much. Some are vegetarians, some eat fish, some eat everything. Then there's gluten free. What's a party host to do? The best solution for a social gathering…Asian Hotpot where everyone eats what they want, and more if they dare! Join Chris to learn how to make, and eat, this amazing soup-based dinner. Chris Toy has over 30 years as a Maine public school teacher, principal and as a private cooking instructor for area kitchen stores and several Maine adult education programs. Tuesday, 4/30, 5:30pm-7:30pm, GMS, $34, includes food fee. Please note our policy: Cooking classes require a 5-day cancellation notice as they require the advance purchase of perishable products. No shows and late cancellations will not be refunded.

Full Course

Beginner Guitar - Session II

$55

with Bernie Tajonera

Calendar Apr 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Participants will learn about guitar mechanics and maintenance, chord strumming, scales, music theory and basic music reading that will help you play your favorite popular songs. This class will be set at a gradual pace, with individualized attention and emphasis on understanding and enjoyment. Students are asked to bring a guitar to class (instructor will have 1-2 on hand). Register early; this class will take only 10 students. Instructor: Bernie Tajonera 5 classes – Tuesdays, 4/9 - 5/14 (no class 4/16), 6:00pm-7:00pm, Community Arts Center (34 School St., Gorham). $55 

Geocaching 101

$10

with Amy Farwell

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm

Geocaching is a fun, easy way to get exercise for your body and your mind! If you have a smartphone, you can geocache. In the 1st class, we will go over all the symbols, acronyms, types of geocaches and how to log them. There’s a whole world of geocaching information waiting to be discovered but we’ll make it easy for you. For the 2nd class, students will meet in the parking lot outside of the Gorham Adult Education office and from there head out and discover a local cache. Amy Farwell has 10 years of geocaching experience; she has placed and maintained over 25 geocaches in Southern Maine. 2 classes – Wednesday, 5/1, 6:00pm-7:00pm, and Saturday 5/4, 10:00am-12:00pm. The Wedneday class will meet in a classroom at GMS. The Saturday class will meet in the parking lot outside of the Gorham Adult Education Office. Course Fee: $10

Gourmet Burgers

$34

with Nicholas Orgo

Calendar May 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Students will learn how to clean, grind and process meat to form three different gourmet burgers. The students will start off with a stuffed burger made of three different meats and creamy gorgonzola cheese followed by a 50/50 burger with bacon and beef. Lastly, students will make a succulent burger out of short ribs and beer braised onions. This class will leave students yearning for grilling season. Nicholas Orgo is the chef and owner of M.A.N.E. Catering and Event Services and has over 20 years of experience in restaurants and catering. Wednesday, 5/22, 6:00pm-8:30pm, GMS, $34, includes food fee. Please note our policy: Cooking classes require a 5-day cancellation notice as they require the advance purchase of perishable products. No shows and late cancellations will not be refunded.

Full Course

Hunter Safety

$10

with Sam Boothby

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This course is mandatory for all new hunting licenses, moose permits and doe permits. It will cover proper handling of firearms (rifles and shotguns), map and compass, survival, etc. This class is offered in cooperation with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Participants must attend all classes to become certified and must be 10 years of age or older. Sam Boothby is a master instructor for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and has taught this course for more than 29 years. Tuesday, 4/30, 6:30-8:30pm & Saturday, 5/11, 8:00am-4:00pm, GMS, $10 Includes home study as well as class time. You must attend both classes.

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Indian Cooking Night

$34

with Nicholas Orgo

Calendar May 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Students will learn to cook the classic Indian flatbread, naan, followed by warm and earthy lentil soup, called dal. To finish off the meal, students will learn to make the traditional chicken tandoori, but in their own kitchen. Students will need a passport for this flavor adventure. Nicholas Orgo is the chef and owner of M.A.N.E. Catering and Event Services and has over 20 years of experience in restaurants and catering. Tuesday, 5/7, 6:00pm-8:30pm, GMS, $34, including food fee. Please note our policy: Cooking classes require a 5-day cancellation notice as they require the advance purchase of perishable products. No shows and late cancellations will not be refunded.

Full Course

Introduction to Recreational Kayaking - Session I

$24

with William Allen

Calendar May 25, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Come learn the essential skills and knowledge the novice kayaker or “never been before but always wanted to try it” paddler needs for recreational kayaking. In this 3 hour on-the-water instruction, we will cover a variety of kayaking fundamentals from safety equipment, rescue techniques, smooth entering and exiting, weather and water conditions and more. Learn the basic types of kayaks and how to select the one that is best for you. Co-owners of Sebago Trails Paddling Company, Bill and daughter Katelyn, have over 30 years of paddling experience and instruction between them. Kayaks, paddles and PFD’s for all on-the-water instruction will be provided. Class limit: 12. After the classes each student is invited to join our meetup group, Windham Raymond Paddling Club. This club schedules paddle meetups about once a week from April to October, each time at a different local launch site. There is no cost to join this group. Session I: Saturday, 5/25, 10:00am-1:00pm, $24 *Same class offered on three different dates. All classes will be held at Sebago Trails Paddling Co., 1311 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond

Introduction to Recreational Kayaking - Session II

$24

with William Allen

Calendar Jun 1, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Come learn the essential skills and knowledge the novice kayaker or “never been before but always wanted to try it” paddler needs for recreational kayaking. In this 3 hour on-the-water instruction, we will cover a variety of kayaking fundamentals from safety equipment, rescue techniques, smooth entering and exiting, weather and water conditions and more. Learn the basic types of kayaks and how to select the one that is best for you. Co-owners of Sebago Trails Paddling Company, Bill and daughter Katelyn, have over 30 years of paddling experience and instruction between them. Kayaks, paddles and PFD’s for all on-the-water instruction will be provided. Class limit: 12. After the classes each student is invited to join our meetup group, Windham Raymond Paddling Club. This club schedules paddle meetups about once a week from April to October, each time at a different local launch site. There is no cost to join this group. Session II: Saturday, 6/1, 10:00am-1:00pm, $24 *Same class offered on three different dates. All classes will be held at Sebago Trails Paddling Co., 1311 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond





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