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Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Personal Enrichment

Basic Sauces 101


with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Dec 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Have you heard of the “mother sauces” but never tried to make them? Even if you haven’t, in this class you’ll learn what they are and how to make a few of the trickier ones: Hollandaise, Veloute and Tomato.


We’re pleased to host Chef James Larvia, a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout. Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, container to bring leftovers home.

Mon, 12/03/2018, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

$22, Limit: 8


Custom Etched Glassware


with Art Night Out

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Wow your friends with personalized etched glassware that is fun and easy to make. Customize with an inspiring word, dates, initials, or designs to create cool frost-etched glassware. Make your next toast a memorable one. Workshop fee includes all materials to make two glasses.

Wed, 11/07/2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $39

Limit 8

Certified Art Night Out Instructors 

Easy Climate Solutions


with Charles Spanger

Calendar Nov 14, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Be the smartest energy-cost-saving bloke on your block! Learn to make effective climate and energy choices to save money, care for the environment, and also help future generations. Consider the many ways to vastly reduce you energy use with small personal changes. But then why not think big and save even more cash in the long run with weatherization, solar farm memberships, heat pumps and more. Learn which yield the greatest impact to your pocketbook and the environment, consider incentives, as well as ideas you may not have considered. Overview innovative initiatives and organizations leading the charge for climate action in Maine. Whether you’re a busy person planning to change some light bulbs, you’re researching electric cars, or considering joining a grassroots group  – no effort’s too small! Take home info including updated weatherization and energy efficiency incentives from Efficiency Maine. Charles is co-convener of Scarborough Climate Action Team, is affiliated with Sierra, 350 Maine and Maine CCL, and offers this as a free community service.

Wed, 11/14/2018, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

$5 adult ed admin fee

Instructor: Charles Spanger


Fall Open Studio: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media


with Christopher Reed

Calendar Dec 11, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have you done some beginning drawing or painting on your own, in a past class with Christopher Reed, or through another art program – but want a chance to continue your work? Have you already purchased your supplies and want to continue using them? Open studio offers a supportive, creative space to work on your own in pencil, acrylic, tempera, pastel, or oil, and be able to request individual guidance from an instructor, while continuing to develop your own unique style. Enjoy the company of others in this relaxed, unstructured setting, yet receive the support you need, when you need it. Bring optional floor or table easel, all your own supplies, and something to transport them. 

Chris graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He is a painter, exhibitor, and art teacher inspired by the synthesis of nature, the evolving play of light, and each artist’s unique, mindful expression of feelings and interpretation.

Four eves, Tues and Thurs

12/11 to 12/20/2018

6:00 to 8:30 pm, $50

Instructor: Christopher Reed

Family Cold and Flu Prevention, Naturally!


with Dr. Aline Potvin, ND

Calendar Oct 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm

New! Join Dr. Aline Potvin, a naturopathic doctor, as she presents how to winterize the whole family!  Together we will discuss the way our immune system naturally responds to cold and flu viruses, and how we can best support the body to do what it’s designed to do at any age.  Learn to use nutrition, lifestyle changes, environmental considerations, and herbal remedies to provide a foundation for prevention. Make an immune system support tea blend together for you to take home. Come away from this class with basic strategies to support your family! 

Dr. Potvin is a naturopathic doctor, teacher, outdoor educator, and herbalism mentor who runs a family practice in Biddeford, working primarily with women who suffer from autoimmune disease, thyroid disease, chronic inflammation and digestive issues.

One night only: Thurs, 10/25/2018, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, $15

plus $5 for tea payable at class

Instructor: Dr. Aline Potvin, ND

Forged Silver and Stone Pendant and Earring


with Art Night Out

Calendar Nov 28, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Create custom jewelry with pre-drilled stone, sea glass, and sterling silver findings. Make your own ear wires and connectors using hammers and steel plates to forge sterling silver jewelry designs. Premium workshop fee includes all materials to make one pair of earrings and one pendant on a sterling silver chain.

Wed, 11/28/2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $62 

Limit 8

Certified Art Night Out Instructors 

Going Native with The Wild Seed Project


with Heather McCargo, BA, MA

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join the re-wilding movement! Transform conventional gardens and suburban landscapes, and support ecosystem health, wild plant reproduction, pollinators and wildlife - by incorporating native Maine plants. View a slide show on why native plants matter, how native plants have surprisingly different needs from the flowers and vegetable plants you know, and why late fall is the time to sow. Cover the seeds of wildflowers, shrubs, and trees with an emphasis on outdoor seed sowing in pots or growing beds. Discuss ecologically-responsible seed collection and storing procedures, view a demonstration, then gets hands-on sowing native seeds. All materials included; return home with several pots sown with native seeds. Partial proceeds benefit The Wild Seed Project. Heather is founder and Executive Director of The Wild Seed Project; an educator with 30 years of expertise in plant propagation, ecological design and conservation; was head plant propagator at the New England Wildflower Society’s Garden in the Woods; has lectured nationally; and is widely published.

Mon, 10/29/2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $30

Instructor: Heather McCargo, MA

 landscape design, BA plant ecology

Maine Driving Dynamics: Session II


with Rick Todd

Calendar Dec 4, 2018 at 6 pm

This is a two-evening course taught by instructors of the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. PowerPoint presentations will facilitate discussion on new traffic laws, rules of the road, collision avoidance, driver habits and attitudes, and the elements that challenge Maine drivers on a daily basis. Drivers who complete the course may be eligible for a 3-point credit on their driving record and possible discount from their insurance carrier. Choose one of two sessions.

Session II: Tues and Thurs, 

12/04 and 12/06/2018

6:00 to 8:30 pm, $40, $25 seniors 65+  

Instructor: Rick Todd or as assigned by Bureau of Highway Safety

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