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Bangor Adult & Community Education


Personal Enrichment

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A Smart Start to Mutual Funds


with Chris Marshall

Mar 16, 2015 at 6 pm

When it comes to investing, there's no better place to start than with the basics. Join us for a discussion on the basics of mutual funds.

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About Boating Safely


with John Olesniewicz

Mar 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm
This course provides basic information intended for beginning boaters and will include basic OPEN CPN electronic charts.
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Beekeeping for Beginners


with Peter Cowin

Jan 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby or to help pollinate their crops. It covers what is needed, where to locate beehives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they make honey and survive the winter.

Beekeeping, Intermediate


with Peter Cowin

Apr 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three week intermediate level beekeeping course is designed to improve the skills of beekeepers with some experience or who want to go into more detail following on from the Beginners class. The course will emphasize practical honey bee colony management skills, splitting hives, swarm catching and more.


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Boston Flower Show


with Cyr Bus

Mar 14, 2015 at 6 am

Enjoy the beautiful gardens and exhibits at the 2015 Boston Flower and Garden Show at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The show will feature distinguished garden writers, landscape professionals, master gardeners, local chefs and many vendors along with instructional workshops and how-to demonstrations. The fee includes roundtrip motor coach transportation and admission to the show. The bus will depart from Bangor at the Park & Ride parking lot on the Odlin Road at 6:00 a.m. and arrive in Boston around 11:00 a.m. We will depart from Boston promptly at 5:00 p.m. and arrive in Bangor at approximately 10:00 p.m. Seats must be purchased by Wednesday, March 4th. No refunds after Wednesday, March 4th.

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Cake Decorating 101


with Cathy Speronis

Feb 4, 2015 at 6 pm

Learn how to make a beautiful cake that looks and tastes better than store bought.  In this course you will learn how to make a cake from scratch, make homemade buttercream, and how to make basic decorations.  On the last day of class you’ll have your very own decorated cake to take home with you.

Please note the dates for this class have been changed to February 4, 11, & 25th.

Full Course
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Charcoal Drawing Like the Masters


with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Jan 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Do you aspire to draw like the masters or have you ever wished you could own an original charcoal drawing? Unleash your talent and create your own masterpiece! Learn how to handle the versatile medium of charcoal like the masters to capture the essence of materials like cloth, glass and wood. Learn about design, values, textures, edges and composition. Learn how to suggest a different mood for each of your still life and landscape drawings in this class. Step-by-step instruction includes a demonstration at the beginning of each class followed by group exercises. Students will work at their own pace to develop their individual drawing style. Following each class, there will be a group class critique. No prior drawing experience is necessary. This course is ideal for beginners while more experienced students will develop more confidence in developing their own style and enhance their skill level.

Requirements / Prerequisites

Course fee does not include materials.



Carolyn Wallace-Zani, Instructor 


Drawing pad of white paper suitable for charcoal, size 11”x14”

Masonite clipboard or foam board (for a drawing surface)

Clips to hold paper to drawing board

Drawing pad of Newsprint (any size, use for practice exercises), this is optional

Soft white chalk and white pencil (for accents on darker/toned paper)

2B, 4B, 6B Charcoal Pencils

Vine Charcoal

Compressed Charcoal Sticks

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Coastal Navigation for the Weekend Mariner


with John Olesniewicz

Apr 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This course is intended for boaters who navigate coastal waters and have already obtained basic safety and boating knowledge. The cost is $50 plus $5 for additional family members, payable during the first class. Please register by calling 992-5522 by April 10th so that sufficient materials will be available. We will use NOAA navigation chart #13302 and in depth usage of OPEN CPN electronic chart plotting and will also cover tides, currents, wind and chart reading as well as local mariner knowledge. Familiarity with basic Navigation skills, Aids TO Navigation (ATONS), and Navigation rules are pre-requisites.

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