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Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Arm Knitting


with Shelli Pride

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Arm Knitting

Who doesn’t love cuddling under a big squishy throw blanket on a cold winter night? Learn how to make your very own oversized garter stitch throw or scarf – no knitting experience required. In this beginner friendly class, you will learn every step of construction, from cast on to bind off. Since you’ll be using your arms instead of knitting needles, all you need is yarn to get started . You’ll learn to cast on and bind off; arm knit with the basics and purling; put your stitches on hold; join in new balls of yarn; weave in your ends. Please ask for material list with local vendor discount upon registration.


Instructor: Shelli Pride

Wednesdays, 3/27 – 4/10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for 3 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 127

Fee: $39

Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners
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Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners


with ed2go

Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners – ed2go

Session starts 1/16/2019 then every 4-6 weeks

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If you're thinking of starting a blog or just beginning one, this course is for you. Perhaps you'd like to try out podcasting too. You can and it's easy. In this course, you'll learn how to create, manage, and promote your own blog and audio and video podcast using tools that you already have on your computer—no paid software or equipment is needed. Through hands-on exercises, you'll discover the benefits of using free web tools like Blogger, WordPress, Audacity, and YouTube. Guided by an expert instructor, you'll find that creating a blog and podcast is much easier than you ever imagined. And by the end of this course, you'll be amazed how much you've accomplished. 

Buying a Fixer Upper


with Sue Durst

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Buying A Fixer Upper!

Are you looking for a home to fix up and live in, or for an investment property? This class will help the novice investor navigate the numerous issues that come with buying a distressed property. Industry experts will be on hand to provide information on: foreclosures/short sales/distressed properties, financing- including rehab loans, inspections, and more. Build equity and avoid the pitfalls with the knowledge you will obtain in this class. Following a short class we will board a bus to view and walk through a variety of fixer uppers. This bus tour is unique, fun and educational. You will be joined by a real estate specialist, a mortgage specialist, an inspector and a contractor. The focus is to educate participants on the realities of purchasing Foreclosures, Short Sales and Distressed Properties.


Instructor: Sue Durst

Saturday, 3/30, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM for 1 session

Location: Windham Raymond Adult Education Conference Room

Fee: $9

Sue Durst is a real estate professional serving the greater Portland area.


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Cardio, Core, and More - Section II


with Jenna Chase

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Cardio, Core and More - Section II

During this class you will hit multiple muscle groups and burn calories in a workout that is designed to strengthen the cardiovascular system, tone muscles, and boost balance, flexibility and endurance. All major muscle groups are challenged as you move from one muscle group to the next. This class is great for all abilities as you work to the best of your ability on each exercise. There are regressions and progressions for each exercise. The class will use your own bodyweight, gliding disks and other fitness props. Bring your own exercise mat and a set of hand weights. Please bring a water bottle! No class 4/17.


Instructor: Jenna Chase

Section I: Wednesdays, 1/16 – 2/6, 6:30 – 7:15 PM for 4 sessions

Section II: Wednesdays, 2/27 – 3/27, 6:30 – 7:15 PM for 5 sessions

Section III: Wednesdays, 4/3 – 5/8, 6:30 – 7:15 PM for 5 sessions

Section IV: Wednesdays, 5/15 – 6/12, 6:30 – 7:15 PM for 5 sessions

Location: Manchester School - Cafeteria

Fee: $34 for Section I, $39 for Sections II, III, IV


Jenna Chase’s goal is to make exercise fun while she encourages everyone to move their body!

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Chinese Cooking Secrets


with Chris Toy

Calendar May 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Chinese Cooking Secrets

Please join us for this popular introductory class: Secrets of Chinese Cooking. You will learn about basic Chinese cooking tools, ingredients, and techniques which you can adapt for everyday cooking. Bring your appetites as a delicious dinner of handmade wonton soup, wok baked whole chicken, garlic and ginger stir-fry seafood with vegetables, and perfect steamed jasmine rice will be served.


Instructor: Chris Toy

Wednesday, 5/8, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for 1 session

Location: Windham High School – Room 302

Fee: $34 includes food fee


Chris Toy is a Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School instructor and has been teaching Asian cooking in Southern and Midcoast Maine for 30 years. A retired teacher and principal, he learned to cook in his parents’ kitchen. Chris’ classes integrate his love of teaching and great food, creating an engaging mix of techniques, aromas and tastes, highlighting the fusion of Far East foods with local Northeast offerings.

Full Course

Chords Are Key To Piano


with Don Pride

Calendar Mar 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Chords Are Key to Piano

Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give yourself years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. You can learn all the chords you will need to play any song in this one session. Any song! Any style! Any key! If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Topics include: how chords work in a song, how to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it, how to form the three main types of chords, how to handle different keys and time signatures, how to avoid “counting,” and how to simplify over 12,000 complex chords. Beginners can print out a free pamphlet on reading music by going online to this link 

Instructor: Don Pride

Monday, 3/11, 6:00 – 8:30 PM for 1 session

Location: Windham Middle School - Music Room

Fee: $24, plus a $29 book fee


Don Pride is a professional musician, teacher, and composer who plays throughout the United States. He is a member of the Portland Jazz Orchestra, and leads The Don Pride Band. He teaches at St. Joseph’s College, the Portland Conservatory of Music, and in his private studio.

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Comedy Writing Class with Ian Stuart


with Ian Stuart

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Comedy Writing Class with Ian Stuart

Does everybody tell you that you’re funny? In this course, students will focus on the techniques and science of comedic writing. Taught by a professional comedian, you'll learn how to write one-liner jokes, how to write comedic stories and how to write monologues. This course is for people interested in stand-up comedy, late-night writing and anyone interested in including comedy in their writing. No class 2/19.


Instructor: Ian Stuart

Tuesdays, 1/29 - 3/12, 6:00 – 8:30 PM for 6 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 124

Fee: $54


Ian Stuart is a professional stand up comedian living in Portland, Maine. Ian is the founder of The Portland Maine Comedy Festival and The Maine Comedy All Stars comedy tour. Ian has taught comedy for over five years and has been performing for fifteen.

CPR - Section I


with Charissa Kerr

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

CPR - Section I

The CPR class includes: adult, child and infant CPR and AED use, adult, child and infant choking how and when

to call emergency services. The course cost includes all necessary practical components, and a certification from

the American Heart Association. The workbook is not included in the fee. If you would like a workbook, please

check the box on your online registration form. You pay the instructor for the book on the night of the class. Book

fee: $10.


Instructor: Charissa Kerr

Section I: Monday, 2/25, 6:00 – 9:00 PM for 1 session

Section II: Thursday, 3/28, 6:00 – 9:00 PM for 1 session

Section III: Thursday, 4/4, 6:00 – 9:00 PM for 1 session

Location: Raymond Public Safety Building, Raymond

Fee: $54


Please note – First aid and CPR are two separate courses. Workbooks are not included with this class, but books can be purchased from the instructor on the night of the class for $10. The workbook has all the material to cover both classes.


Charissa Kerr has a Firefighter and Advanced EMT with the Raymond Fire Department since 2003. She has been an American Heart Association certified CPR instructor since 2005.

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