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Biddeford Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Mystery Quilt in a Day - Spring 2018


with Terri Laverriere

Calendar Mar 3, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Bring your fabric stash and come spend a day with other quilters to have a day of creating a Mystery quilt.

Pepperell Mills the Melting Pot - Spring 2018


with Dana Peck

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Why Biddeford Saco?...All the way to Francis T. Spencer and his blanket. This series will cover the History of the Industrial Revolution in America and how it pertained to Biddeford.


  • Labor for the new mills
  • Mill girls
  • Working in a weave room
  • Child labor in the mills
  • Immigrants- the expanding work force

Planning for Retirement - Spring 2018


with Matt Simmons

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This 5 week course illustrates how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. You’ll learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want. We’ll also discuss how you can add flexibility to your strategy to help you handle unexpected events and how you can keep your strategy on track.

Re-purposed Sweater Mittens - Spring 2018
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Re-purposed Sweater Mittens - Spring 2018


with Martha Chessie

Calendar Feb 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week


Brrr, it is still cold outside! Come create a pair of toasty repurposed sweater mittens tonight. Bring along a washed sweater, preferably wool or wool blend, 1/3 yard polar fleece, thread to match, pins, and fabric shears. If you have a portable sewing machine in good working order, please bring it along. Instructor will have sweaters and fleece available for a small fee.

Reiki I - Spring 2018


with Rachel Pelletier

Calendar Apr 21, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Reiki is a safe and gentle hands-on healing technique that anyone can learn. Reiki is very simple yet powerful healing art that can be used used for self-healing as well as loved ones and pets. Reiki is a sacred healing that nourishes, harmonizes, balances and empowers every aspect of life; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It’s used to support the healing process for illness, induce relaxation, reduce stress and increase general wellness. During this class you will learn the history of Reiki, the principles of Reiki, a brief introduction to the seven major energy centers, hand positons and the benefits of Reiki. You will receive your attunements and end the day with your certificate and the abiliy to do Reiki on yourself and loved ones.

Reiki II - Spring 2018


with Rachel Pelletier

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

At this level you will learn the three sacred and ancient Reiki healing symbols, the definitions and practice drawing them. Receive your Reiki II level attunement, learn and practice distance Reiki and work with one another. Discuss building your Reiki practice and preparing sacred space for treatments. The class ends with your certificate and you are considered a practitioner and may practice Reiki on anyone. You must be certified in Reiki I to take this class.

Rosary Bracelet - Spring 2018


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Mar 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a pretty bracelet that also represents one decade of the rosary. All materials and tools provided. Not Catholic? No problem! There will be other charms to choose from. All are welcome.

Course fee includes $5 material fee.

South of the Border Super Saturday Cooking - Spring 2018


with Sue Schofield

Calendar Feb 3, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Would you like an interesting and delicious Saturday afternoon? If so, you and your friends should sign up for the Saturday cooking classes. You’ll meet great people, learn something new, have fun, and go home VERY satisfied with a full tummy. So bring an apron, and remember . . . you do NOT do dishes! See you there.

From Mexico to Chile, the food is deliciously different from that of the United States. Today we’ll cook and eat foods from four of these Latin American countries and go away happily sated. Sign up soon for this yummy experience, and get your friends to sign up too.

Course fee includes $15 material fee.

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