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Homemade and Handmade Pastas and Sauces


with Chris Toy

Calendar Next session starts Apr 30, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Chris Toy for a hands-on evening of fresh pastas and sauces! Learn houw to make homemade egg and vegetable pastas in the time it takes to boil a gallon of water. Twirl your pasta in a choice of 2 rich garden tomato sauces, including a creamy vodka sauce, with a combination of Italian cheeses on top! Don't eat beforehand and bring a container for any leftovers. 

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A Walk Through Black Point Cemetery


with Ron Romano

Calendar Next session starts May 11, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 11, 2024

Black Point Cemetery has roots back to Scarborough's earliest days. Hand-carved gravemarkers from the late 1700s and early 1800s have survived, some of which were imported from Boston but others that were created in the shop that stonecutter Bartlett Adams opened in Portland in 1800. Thisone hour tour through the old section will focus on colonial burial practices, stone types, and the iconography found on the gravemarkers of some of Scarborough's founding families. Both walks take place onsite at Black Point Cemetery, at the corner of 7th Avenue and Black Point Road in Scarborough. Maximum of 20 participants per walk. 

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Scallop Shell Decoupage


with Lisa Young

Calendar Next available session starts May 14, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop you will create 3 beautiful decoupage scallop shells that can be used as trinket dishes or hung as art or ornaments. Choose from a wide variety of themes and prints to make your own design. This 4 step process is easy and fun to do! Each student will make 3 finished pieces-great for yourself, or to give as gifts. Class fee includes all materials. 

Wildflower Walk at Fuller Farm Preserve


with Amy Witt, Horticulturist

Calendar Next session starts May 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you curious to learn more about the wildflowers and trees that make their home in the Maine woods? Come and meet the native wildflowers and trees along the trail at Scarborough's Fuller Farm Preserve. Our walk will incorporate plant folklore, identification, and the gifts that each plant has to share. Your instructor, Amy, is passionate about nature, plants, and all things connected to Mother Nature. She is a Naturalist, Horticulturist, and the Director of Earth Walkers.

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Dunstan Cemetery Walk


with Ron Romano

Calendar Next available session starts May 18, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 18, 2024

Scarborough's Dunstan Cemetery holds a great collection of early 1800s slate grave markers from the shop of our region's first stonecutter, Bartlett Adams. Additional interesting monuments in marble and zinc, plus a few surprises, can also be found. You'll see what the best that Dunstan has to offer on this guided walk with cemetery historian and author Ron Romano. This walk is on even ground, but wear comfortable shoes as we will stroll the cemetery for about an hour. Held rain or shine, unless there is extreme weather. Maximum 20 participants per tour. Parking information will be shared before the walk. 

Sea Glass Window Workshop


with Lisa Young

Calendar Next available session starts May 21, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a sea glass window! You will have sea glass, shells, stones, sand, and driftwood to make a wood-framed 8x10 art piece. Create your own design or use one of the provided templates. you will complete your seaside design in the workshop and will be given a kit and directions to complete and "cure" your piece at home. Class fee includes all materials, or bring your own sea shells, etc. 

Multimedia Card Making


with Kathleen Gerdes

Calendar Next available session starts May 28, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, you will learn how to create greeting cards using multimedia techniques. Materials, which will be provided by the instructor, include colored pencils, paint, distress inks, stamps, beads, baubles, old sheet music, and pages from old books. Each student will be provided with 3 blank cards to decorate. We'll have fun cutting, pasting, and creating cards that you'll be able to send to family and friends.  Students need to bring sharp scissors, craft glue, and any related materials they'd like to use. 

Maki Rolls and Miso Soup


with Chris Toy

Calendar Next session starts May 29, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join cookbook author and chef, Chris Toy, and learn to combine sushi rice, nori seaweed, vegetables, seafood and more to make your own Maki sushi rolls. We'll enjoy some hot miso soup with your rolls as well!

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