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Marshwood Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Senior Financial Abuse


with John Kageleiry

Calendar Mar 1, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Join John Kageleiry, of Verium Planning and Asset Management, and learn about the growing problem affecting our seniors and their families.  This discussion will shed light on the many forms of financial harm many seniors are subject to and is meant to engage not only seniors but their adult children.  John will help you understand the scope of this problem and ways that you can help prevent the damage that elder financial abuse creates and protect your savings and assets.  Whether you have a retirement plan or not, this type of abuse affects people of all financial and educational backgrounds.

Spa Kit


with Sarah Holden-Remick

Calendar Apr 7, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Create a beautiful selection of bath and beauty products suitable for gift giving or to indulge yourself.  You will learn to make all natural solid lotion bars, cleansing sugar scrub cubes and dry face masks. Material fee covers the ingredients to create two solid lotion bars, a jar of cleansing sugar scrub cubes, a dry face mask and the recipes for you to try at home.

Material fee:  $15 paid directly to the instructor.

Start Getting Organized


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Changing seasons is a great time to start thinking about getting organized.  Let Jill help you establish project priorities, learn what supplies you might need, and set realistic time constraints.  Jill is a professional organizer with a friendly and efficient style.

Stretching Your Dollar: Living Paycheck to Paycheck


with Jane Fanning-Brown

Calendar Apr 11, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Jane returns to share her struggles with finances and how she triumphed over them.  Adopting the attitude of being on a game show. Jane challenged herself to come out the winner by not falling prey to advertising!  Fifteen years ago she earned $3.00 too much per month to qualify for food stamps.  Determined not to fail, she made it through, creating rules and challenges to meet. She will share spot on ideas regarding budgeting, shopping and adjusting lifestyles.

Please bring a canned good to be donated to the local food pantry. 

Understanding Medicare Parts A, B, C & D


with Kirk Ronaldson

Calendar Apr 10, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

If you’re turning 65, it is an excellent time to get a head start on learning all things related to Medicare. Have your questions answered about: signing up for Medicare, supplemental Medicare insurances and enrollment periods. Having worked with Maine seniors for over 25 years and having turned 65 himself, Kirk has the knowledge to help you make informed choices. Attendees have said the hour and a half class is time well spent. This is an informational session only and there will be no pressure to sign up for anything!  Preregistration is required for this class.



with Mary Wicklund

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Worm composting (vermicomposting) is especially useful when you want to keep composting, but don’t have the space for a compost bin, or don’t want to trek outside to that compost bin in the middle of winter! Mary will show you how to build a worm bin for less than $15.  Other topics will include feeding and monitoring your worms, troubleshooting, and harvesting worm compost as a soil amendment.

Watercolor Painting for Beginners


with Patricia Sevigny-Higgins

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join MHS Art Teacher, Pat, as she introduced and watercolor techniques. Subsequent weeks will include composition, the use of color and value to create form in a still life and depth in a landscape. Class will be modified to accommodate students of all levels and is appropriate for true beginners and artists who have taken previous classes. Students should be able to complete two pieces in four sessions. A material list will be sent upon registration – please include email address.

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YardScaping Workshop


with Kristie Rabasca

Calendar Apr 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The Towns of Berwick, South Berwick, Kittery, Eliot, and York  have teamed up to provide workshops to inform residents about sustainable lawn care practices in order to help protect our waters from the negative effects caused by misuse of fertilizers and pesticides.  Come learn the SIX EASY STEPS to a healthy lawn while protecting our waters, children and pets.

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