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Biddeford Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Beginner Jewelry SII - Spring 2018


with Tara Finlay

Calendar May 10, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you have always wanted to make jewelry but weren’t sure how to get started, this is the class for you. We’ll use common jewelry-making tools and supplies to learn how to connect to ear-wires, how to string beads for bracelets and necklaces and how to finish off the ends with clasps. All tools and supplies provided. Students will leave with a pair of earrings, a bracelet and a pendant.

Course fee includes $5 material fee.

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Castle in the Clouds - Spring 2018


with Sue De CeSare

Calendar Jun 9, 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.

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GROUP OF 4 OR MORE $52 per person. Use Promo Code CASTLE at checkout.

Container Garden - Spring 2018


with Gail Roller

Calendar May 17, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Brighten an entryway or add a splash of color to your deck with an ever blooming pot of flowers. Container gardens are an easy way to add color, and bring beauty into your life. Learn the basics of design and care; and plant your own mini garden to take home and enjoy. Participants will gain the confidence to design and make container gardens on their own.

Cost includes $15 material feel.

Framed Mosaic Suncatcher - Spring 2018


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Apr 28, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to make beautiful glass framed sun-catchers using sea glass, shells, marbles or other eye-catching glass that sparkles in the sun. In the class we’ll prepare the frames, and glue items onto the glass. Everyone will be given instructions on how to do the optional final step at home – mixing and pouring the resin that will encase the items in a clear durable finish. Please sign up at least one week prior to the class to give the instructor enough time to gather materials for all registrations.

Course fee includes $30 material fee.

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Intermediate Jewelry SII - Spring 2018


with Tara Finlay

Calendar May 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Building upon what was learned in the Beginner class, students will spend one night each exploring the design and construction of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Students should bring their ideas for types of jewelry they like and are interested in learning how to make and each student will be working on their own designs with help from the instructor. Tools and basic jewelry supplies will be available and additional supplies will be discussed the first night of class.

Cost includes $5 material fee.

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Magazine Basket - Spring 2018


with Martha Chessie

Calendar May 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Stand your magazines upright in this woven based basket which measures approximately 10”L x 5” D x 12”H. Add color and 2 bushel side handles.

Bring along a mop size bucket, sturdy scissors, 12 spring type clothespins, pencil, jackknife, tape measure, and a spray bottle.

Cost includes $20 material fee.

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.

The A, B, C and Ds of Medicare - Spring 2018


with Barbara Hopkins

Calendar May 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Does the A, B, C and D “Alphabet Soup” of Medicare feel overwhelming? Medicare, begun in 1965, is the US health plan available to qualified people aged 65 and older, as well as some disabled people below age 65. This overview reviews the way Medicare covers inpatient, outpatient and prescription drug costs, explains enrollment periods and reviews the types of products designed to partner with Medicare, including supplement plans, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans. This seminar will be informative for current beneficiaries, people beginning Medicare, and the adult, children, or loved ones of Medicare beneficiaries.

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