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Biddeford Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Christmas at the Castle: Castle in the Clouds - Fall 2018


with Sue De Cesare

Calendar Next session starts Nov 17, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Welcome to Tom and Olive Plant’s mountaintop estate, Lucknow, built in 1913-1914 high in the Ossipee Mountain Range. Known as Castle in the Clouds since its opening to the public in 1959, the house is an unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture in New England, expressing that aesthetic movement’s philosophy of living in harmony with nature. Designed by the architectural firm of J. Williams Beal & Sons of Boston, the house not only exhibits skilled hand craftsmanship in every aspect of its interior and exterior, but also features a number of technological innovations of the early 20th century.

Groups will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Estate, visit the Gift Shop, Carriage House and Art Gallery. An Artisan Fair featuring local, handmade wares will take place in the Carriage House where guests can get a jump start on their holiday shopping. Lunch service is available as walk in from 11:00am to 3:00pm also in the Carriage House.

  • Biddeford Bus:
  • leaves from Park & Ride at Exit 32 at 8:30am
  • leaves the Castle at 3:00pm
  • returns to Park & Ride at Exit 32 at approximately 4:30pm

Groups of 4 or more $52 per person use Promo Code "Castle".

Christmas Center Piece - Fall 2018


with Gail Roller

Calendar Next session starts Dec 12, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a lovely seasonal center piece in a birch bark container. Fragrant greens, seasonal berries and glittering accents bring holiday cheer. Putting together a beautiful holiday centerpiece doesn’t have to be difficult. Instructor will provide all necessary pieces to make this beautiful center piece.

Domestic Abuse: How to Recognize and Respond - Fall 2018


with Anna Youngmann

Calendar Next session starts Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This interactive workshop will equip community members to understand the dynamics of domestic abuse, support safety for victims, and help end domestic abuse in our communities. Course includes an interactive skit, an introduction to safety planning, and an overview of the services of Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Resource Center.

Driving Dynamics - Fall 2018


with Richard Todd

Calendar Next session starts Nov 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The Maine Driving Dynamics Course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. A certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor teaches the course, and the course format engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Course can be taken for credit only once every 365 days. (If not on time, you will not get credit for class.)


65 years and older $25

Excel Essentials - Fall 2018


with Margie Genereux

Calendar Next session starts Nov 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three week course is for those new to spreadsheets, or those who currently work in Excel who would like to know the tips, tricks and secrets of how to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Students will create several spreadsheets from the ground up, learning all the basics of building and editing spreadsheets as well as creating charts and graphs. Projects will be as follows: simple budget, price comparison and multi-sheet payroll. We’ll be using Office 2010, but will discuss other versions of Office, as well as other free spreadsheet options.

Get Up n' Get Moving with Hypnosis SI - Fall 2018


with Marina Charron

Calendar Next session starts Oct 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who said exercise had to be boring? If you find you lack the get up and go to move your body, then this class is for you. Learn how to master a success mindset when it comes to exercise motivation. We will talk about your WHY’s and how to use them to create a movement habit that is a fit for you! Together we will ignite the spark to keep you fired up and excited to add exercise into your life. Treadmill and gym memberships ~ optional!

Hypnosis is safe, natural, effective and most importantly enjoyable. In this relaxed state, we will be able to use powerful language, known as suggestion, to help you create the changes you desire. Most people say they feel energized, relaxed and motivated after a hypnosis session and you can too!

Going to See Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and the Gang - Fall 2018


with David Murch

Calendar Next session starts Oct 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Looking for someone to break down your options, guide you through this daunting process, and help you get the most out of your vacation and budget? If so, join us and get personal insight on all things Disney World!! This includes theme parks, water parks, ticket options, resort options, dining options, dining plans, seasonal events, tours, dinner shows, unique experiences, and even MagicBands. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of using a travel agency vs. booking the vacation yourself, staying on Disney property vs. off-site, and relying on Disney transportation vs. renting a vehicle. See how to factor in seasonal park crowd levels, average monthly temperatures, and rainy days into your plans. Gain some insight on how to think through your budget as we look at potential expenses and consider ways to save money in various areas of your vacation.

Haunted Happenings Salem, MA at Night! - Fall 2018
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Haunted Happenings Salem, MA at Night! - Fall 2018


with Sue De Cesare

Calendar Next session starts Oct 20, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

New this year….our first stop in Salem will be touring the Salem Witch Museum. We have reservations and space is limited. Book early! Then you can spend the afternoon at your leisure. There are numerous things to do and places to visit. For the latest information and event schedule go to

Groups of 4 or more $52 per person. Use Promo Code "Salem".

Please indicate your location of pickup and return

Biddeford Bus:

  • leaves from Park & Ride at Exit 32 at 8:30am
  • leaves Salem at 9:00pm
  • returns to Park & Ride at Exit 32 at approximately 11:00pm

South Portland Bus:

  • leaves from Park & Ride at Exit 45 at 8:00am
  • leaves Salem at 9:00pm
  • returns to Park & Ride at Exit 45 at approximately 11:30pm

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