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Bangor Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Knit & Crochet


with Rosemary Pelletier

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 7 pm

Learn how to knit or crochet. Learn to read directions, check the gauge or use multiple colors. No experience needed. This class is for the beginner, intermediate or advanced student as instruction is completely individualized. Come and learn to enjoy a new hobby. Please bring knitting or crochet needles and yarn to the first class. Participants must purchase materials for this class.

Macro Photography


with Noel Topping

Calendar Oct 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Come and enjoy learning about the big-little world of Macro Photography, with Tips and Tricks by Noel Topping. Be prepared to have an excuse in the future to buy the many different gadgets that will be demonstrated for use with Macro (close-up) photography. Different styles of close-up photography will be demonstrated along with the varying gear used to achieve the photos. You will see the photos as they are being taken.

Music Theory for Guitar


with Tom Hudgins

Calendar Sep 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

You will be understanding the building blocks of chords, scales and modes in no time in this class focusing on guitar theory. Learn different scales and modes plus different chord types to expand your guitar knowledge. Music reading is helpful but not required. Open to all levels of guitar players.Tom Hudgins, is an artist/musician and adult educator who works with both art and guitar in his creative work. He has a Bachelors in Studio Art from the University of Maine and a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine.



with Noel Topping

Calendar Oct 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Learn the basics of using Photoshop to edit digital camera photos. The class will use and demonstrate each of the powerful tools within the software. While designed for beginners, this class is also appropriate for those who have used the software but would like to know more about it.
Preparing Your Estate Plan
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Preparing Your Estate Plan


with John Byrne

Calendar Oct 18, 2017 at 6 pm

Please note the date of this course has been changed to October 18th.

This seminar will help familiarize you with the basic steps of estate planning, including the function of a will and the different types of trusts. An estate-planning attorney also will be present at this event. The course fee may be paid the night of the course.

Retirement by Design
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Retirement by Design


with John Byrne

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 6 pm

Please note the date of this course has been changed to October 25th.

We’ll discuss how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, you’ll learn investment strategies you can use now to help you retire when and how you want to. Course fee may be paid the night of the course.

Richard Shaw's Favorite Bangor Pictures


with Richard Shaw

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 7 pm
For 50 years, historian Richard Shaw has been collecting and photographing people, places and things in the Bangor area. Some ended up in the eight books he has compiled for Arcadia Publishing. Others have been packed away, waiting for this chance to share them with an audience. Photographs show the Great 1911 Bangor Fire, the 1937 Brady Gang shooting, and 1960s Urban Renewal demolition. Lesser known images picture weddings, river scenes, and life inside the Bangor Daily News, where Shaw worked as an editor and writer for three decades. Early techniques will be explored, when photographers lugging heavy equipment risked life and limb to capture natural disasters on wet plates. Daguerreotypes and three-dimensional stereoscopic images will be shown, along with vintage postcards. The digital revolution will also be probed. A related video will be screened in the seminar’s second hour. Richard Shaw is a Bangor native who writes the monthly Bangor Metro magazine photo feature, “Then & Now.” He is always photographing people and places arond Maine, and every weekend explores antique shops and thrift stores looking for rare tintypes and postcard views. Two of his more unusual finds include a photograph of his mother at an Eastport shop and one of his father in Portland.

Roasting and Braising


with Cathy Speronis

Calendar Nov 2, 2017 at 6 pm

In this course we will learn the differences between roasting and braising. We will make dishes using a variety of meats and vegetables. You will come away with the knowledge to create tender and flavorful meals. Cathy Speronis, has been baking her well-known “Wicked” pies and “Creative” cakes and desserts for over ten years and is regularly featured on WABI.

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