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Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Fermentation Series: Kombucha


with Rachel Lyn Rumson

Calendar Feb 7, 2018 at 5 pm

In this series, you will learn about making the popular, nourishing and probiotic beverage Kombucha. In the first class, we will make a batch blending green and black teas in a primary fermentation process. All participants will receive a SCOBY (symbiotic community of bacterial and yeast) to work with at home, and a recipe.

Foundations of Investing


with Karen Fuller

Calendar Jan 31, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Building your Investor IQ starts with understanding the basics. Whether you are new to investing or need a refresher, our Foundations of Investing presentation will help you learn about: -The importance of developing a strategy -The impact of asset allocation -The influence of inflation on your long term goals

Genealogy: Researching Your Family History Online - Uncover Stories, Records and Sources


with Nancy Mason

Calendar May 1, 2018 at 6 pm

Ever think about your ‘Roots’? Does the thought of researching your family tree overwhelm you? Don’t let it, it’s easier than you think. During this one night class, you’ll receive guidance for locating family information at home, in digitized records, books, indexes and other online sources.

Getting Paid to Talk: An Intro to Voice Over


with Voices Coaches

Calendar May 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials and more, learn about the growing field of voice over. Range of voices hired has grown dramatically. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! Industry pros and cons and samples from working professionals. Record professional script under the direction of our teacher. Fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field.

Grow Your Own Organic Garden! An introduction to the basics of organic gardening


with MOFGA

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 6 pm

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using 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. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

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Healthier Snacking


with Jennifer Credit

Calendar Feb 13, 2018 at 6 pm

Learn some simple, no cook recipes for lower sugar/ high nutrition “on the go” snacking. A small amount of preparation of simple snacks and dips will have you ready to snack healthfully throughout your day. Focusing on reducing refined sugar and increasing nutrition through naturally sweet, high nutrition snacks helps support less food cravings, mood fluctuations, and foggy brain. Participants will leave with recipes and sample snacks to get started.

Hunter Safety: Firearm Skills and Exam Day


with Tim Knedler

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 5 pm

The Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Hunter Education Course is more than a 'gun safety' class. The basic mandatory course is taught by trained, certified volunteer instructors according to statewide standards. The course is made up of an "at home" portion before the classroom instruction. #1 - Students must successfully complete the free online Official Maine Hunter Safety Course at: #2 - Students print their voucher (that is valid for one year) and this will allow attendance at a Skills and Exam Day. Please make sure you print this voucher and bring it with you. #3 - Students register for the Skills and Exam Day! #4 - Students bring a complete survival kit with them to Skills and Exam Day. For more information on the survival kit, go to: Please note: if you arrive at Skills and Exam Day without your voucher and survival kit, you will not be able to complete the course. No refunds will be issued.

Students should bring a snack/light dinner with them (as class work continues through dinner time) and dress to be outside.

Please call 657-9612 or email with any questions.

Minimum age is 10 and students under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Intro to Genetic Genealogy: How, When, Where, and Why?


with Nancy Mason

Calendar May 8, 2018 at 6 pm

New to the idea of DNA testing for genealogy research? Learn about the three major test types, Y-DNA, mtDNA, and atDNA. Find out what each test offers and which one might help you best in your search.

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