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Biddeford Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Apple/Fruit Tree Pruning


with Casey Elmer

Calendar Mar 31, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Fruit tree enthusiasts all know it has always been a tradition to prune your fruit trees on the warm spring days before leaf out. If you have a tree that has been neglected and want to reinvigorate it but are not sure how to properly prune your tree, then this class is for you. This class will cover how to prune a fruit tree, what to look for and then we will have a demonstration.

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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Berry Picking Basket - Spring 2018


with Martha Chessie

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

I promise. Summer is coming! Come have fun and weave this solid based swing handle basket perfect for picking berries, collecting eggs, or carrying a lunch!

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

Cost includes material fee.

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Boston Flower Show - Spring 2018


with Sue De CeSare

Calendar Mar 17, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Savor Spring: 2018 at the Boston Flower & Garden Show

Travel by bus to Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center for the Flower and Garden Show.

The Boston Flower & Garden Show is about inspiring, educating and motivating the region’s gardeners. Whether for curb appeal, backyard, kitchen, indoor, rooftop or community gardens, this is where New England’s green lovers go to discover new ideas while having fun with family and friends.

This March, as winter wanes, the Boston Flower & Garden Show’s designers, exhibitors and marketplace vendors will whet your appetite for the sumptuous joys of the season ahead. Colorful life-sized gardens, intricate floral arrangements, informative lectures and demonstrations and exciting special events will incorporate elements of the popular food gardening trend. Learn about organics, small-space gardens, homesteading hobbies, edibles as ornamentals and family-friendly spaces for outdoor dining and entertaining. Enjoy the first taste of Spring while gathering the recipes and ingredients you’ll need for this year’s successful garden.

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

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.

Designing an Appealing Front Yard - Spring 2018


with Celeste Dolbec

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn how to boost your curb appeal! Design your home’s front yard landscape to fulfill your needs and desires. You will learn the basics of landscape design process, woody & perennial plants, hardscape materials along with landscape graphics & drawings. The class will culminate with a personally hand drawn front yard landscape design plan!

Driving Dynamics SII - Spring 2018


with Richard Todd

Calendar Mar 6, 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.)


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