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Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education

Our Classes

Creating Your Accounts: Common Application, College Board, FAFSA, Individual College/University Portals.


with Janet Sprague

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This session will focus on creating all the necessary accounts online to get you started on the right pathway to being admitted to the college/university of your choice. We will also go over the college essay, requesting letters of recommendation and requesting transcripts from your School Counselor.


Excel: The Basics and Beyond


with Melba Gunnison

Calendar May 14, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This is a hands-on introduction that will take you from the basics of understanding the tools and functions to setting up a work sheet and moving around it as well as creating formulas and importing and exporting information.  Excel has become, and continues to be, an enormously valuable program for businesses both small and large. Not knowing Excel can seriously affect your ability to get a job. Learn fundamentals of this spreadsheet program and get an idea how you can use it in your job and your personal life. The possibilities are endless and you will wonder how you managed before learning Excel!


Growing Up in Maine

Calendar May 8, 2019 , runs for 1 week

Life for children was vastly different in the 1800s.  We will look at the lives of children in the nineteenth century through their own words, and discover the duties, responsibilities, school work, and farm work which children in Maine accomplished with skill, joy, and pride.


Home Made Pasta with Chris Toy


with Chris Toy

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

The only thing better you how quick and easy it is to use an Atlas pasta maker to create fresh plain and flavored noodles. If you have one gathering dust on a shelf feel free to bring it along. Then enjoy your pasta with some delicious, simple-to-make sauces. Those in the know bring extra containers just in case!


Navigating Mid-Coast Maine


with Coast Guard Auxiliary

Calendar May 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks


There are three easy ways to make boating more enjoyable:

1) learn the basics about the information found on nautical charts including GPS charts;

2) Have your charts out where you can use them when enjoying Maine’s beautiful mid-coast waters, and

3) Learn about navigation aids (they’re on the charts and on the water) so you can use them to cruise safely.

You can do all three things by

taking this class. It is an

introduction to navigation using a chart of the Boothbay area. Learn how to read a chart and become

familiar with the coastal waters between Small Point and

Pemaquid. Problem sets will help you plan cruises and understand the information found on charts (e.g. buoys, lights, water depth) and to use them while cruising the area. True and magnetic headings, variation, lines of position, chart

symbols, piloting, latitude and

longitude, and dead reckoning are explained.

The Three Rivers chart (#13293) is included.

Please bring a pencil and good eraser to the first class.

A parallel ruler and dividers are needed in the first class. If you do not have either charting tool, each can be purchased separately.


Organizing & Storing Your Digital Photos
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Organizing & Storing Your Digital Photos


with Melba Gunnison

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You've been taking great images with your digital camera but now what do you do with them? We'll show you how to store your photos making them easy to find. We will also show you how to keep them safe. Using Photoshop Elements you will learn how to create folders, burn CD's, resize images and more. If your photos are on a laptop you can bring it to class with you.


Paint Portland head Light Step-by-Step


with Sarah Storey Walker

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The Portland Head Light is one of the most photographed lighthouses, with good’s such a  stunning vista. Even if you’ve never tried painting before, we show you the steps to paint this iconic landmark. Express your creativity in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshop includes all materials to make one 11 x14 inch painting.


Paying for College-Show Me the Money!


with Janet Sprague

Calendar May 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We will discuss the best way to pay for college, including dual-enrollment (high school students only), state colleges vs. state universities, Maine funding, federal grants and other funding options. We will search for community scholarships, institutional scholarships, state and federal grants; preview the FAFSA, and discuss public vs. private loans as well as loan payoff options.

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