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Wood Slice Ornaments
with Gabrielle Lovi
Craft three beautiful wood slice ornaments! There will be tons of seasonal and holiday designs to add to your ornament and verbiage to choose. You can event “paint” your own design. When you leave, you take home a beautiful project with you to decorate your tree or gift packages!
Materials fee of $10 (cash please!) payable to the instructor at class.
Easy Asian Holiday Appetizers & Desserts
with Chris Toy
Join Chris Toy, author of 6 popular cookbooks, for an evening of easy and tasty Asian appetizers. We’ll make and sample three appetizers and two desserts from his books. Those in the know bring containers for possible leftovers! Signed cookbooks will be available! (Food fee included in course fee.)
with Ellen Lachapelle
Help Santa out and tuck one or two of these beautifully decorated sugar cookies in your Christmas stockings, or add a tasty plate-full to your Christmas dessert buffet.
Ellen will bring her goodies tool-box and we’ll create an assortment of beautifully-decorated-by-you cookies. You can’t beat the “special” factor of this gift.
Please bring a materials fee of $20 payable in cash to the instructor at class.
Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat-Searsport
with Chris Toy
Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. The Homeport Inn and Tavern has 9 private suites tastefully updated with comfortable furnishings. There’s live music each evening in the tavern. Specially discounted rates including breakfasts, are available by contacting the Inn.
Acadian Arts Watercolor Retreat-Searsport
with Mary Laury
Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful. Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together! The Homeport Inn and Tavern has 9 private suites tastefully updated with comfortable furnishings. There’s live music each evening in the tavern. Specially discounted rates including breakfasts, are available by contacting the Inn.
Wood Sign Painting
with Gabrielle Lovi
So much fun to be had! Gabrielle has so many seasonal and holiday designs to choose from. You get to choose ahead of time your stencil design and your project’s background paint/stain color. When you arrive to class you get to do all the fun stuff. There will be a lot of paint colors to choose from to make your project your own. The class is instructor-led, so you will have the experience of Gabrielle to guide you along the way. Learn how to avoid those nasty bleeds on your project and stencil with confidence. When you leave, you take home a beautiful project!
Materials fee of $15 (cash please) is payable to the instructor at class.
Winter Carnival 2024 in Quebec
with Nancy Dorrans
Join us next February 2-5, 2024 for Carnival de Québec, one of the world’s largest winter carnivals! We will travel from Portland on a deluxe Custom Coach and stay three nights at the iconic Chateau Frontenac! Wander through the winter wonderland of North America’s oldest and most European city. Enjoy a host of outdoor activities for all ages, including snow slides, dog sledding, ice castle snow sculptures, sleigh rides, skating and much more! Explore quaint boutiques or enjoy live music, ice bars and fine restaurants where Québec City chefs combine French-Canadian heritage with fine local products to create unforgettable meals.
Adventure includes: roundtrip deluxe motorcoach transportation from Portland, visit to the Hôtel de Glace, 3 nights at the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, winter effigy pass to the Carnival, special “insiders” experience, taxes, fees and baggage handling.Important information: Passport or Passport ID is required.
Rates are per person based on room share choice(s):
Quad – 4 people/2 beds - $829
Triple – 3 people/2 beds - $869
Double – 2 people/1 bed - $1019
Double – 2 people/2 beds - $1029
Single – 1 person/1 bed - $1599
A $150 per person deposit is due at registration ~ Final payment is due on or before December 9th, 2023.
$25 per person cancellation fee after deposit has been paid.
Certificate in Mastering Computer Skills for the Workforce
with UGotClass LERN
Get hands-on experience with the most widely used computer programs in the world, and take away the skills to create professional documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Whether you're looking to enhance your current career or launch a new one, this certificate program will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in today's digital world. Earn a certificate that demonstrates your mastery of computer skills for the workplace by taking all three classes in this series. Discover the power of Microsoft Excel to create, edit and manage spreadsheets, master the art of professional document creation with Microsoft Word, and bring your proposals and presentations to life with Microsoft PowerPoint. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8. Length (in hours): 48.