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Standup Comedy


with Dawn Hartill

Calendar Feb 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Stand-up comedy is a fun way for anyone to develop their creative writing and public speaking skills. Students will develop a 5-minute stand-up routine that will culminate in a live performance. Classes will focus on joke development & premise, delivery, punchline, and stage presence. The instructor will share her experiences to help the students improve their skills. Masks are to be worn per CDC mandates.This class will take place at the Adult Learning Center (Longley School) 145 Birch Street.

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Planting, Pests, & Pruning


with Renae Moran

Calendar Mar 2, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In the first week you will recognize the many pests in the orchard and what options are available for prevention and control from planting resistant varieties to spraying. In week two you will learn the fundamentals of pruning. When to prune, how much to cut, and what techniques to employ in pruning apples, pears, peaches, plums and cherries.

Raspberries & Blueberries


with Dave Handley

Calendar Mar 2, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

David Handley, a vegetable and small fruit specialist from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will teach you how to grow high-bush blueberries and raspberries in your backyard. Students will also learn how to select from different varieties, as well as how to plant, fertilize, prune, and manage pests.

Tidewater Guide Tips


with Corey Walker

Calendar Mar 3, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Corey Walker is a high school science teacher, a Tidewater guide, and runs a fishing charter/ boating excursion company. He will give general freshwater and oceangoing angler advice, along with discussing what to have in your tackle box.

Side by Each Tour


with Matt Johanes

Calendar Mar 10, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Bring your questions for brewers, and a photo ID. The $15 lab fee will cover the cost of tastings, which includes beer in the process of fermentation. Masks are to be worn per CDC mandates. This class will take place at the Side By Each Brewing Co, 1110 Minot Avenue, Auburn.

How to Be an Instructor


with Mike Reagan

Calendar Mar 10, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you have a skill or hobby you would like to share with others? Find out how you can become part of the Lewiston Adult Education team! Learn what topics are popular, how to organize your ideas, and how to submit a course proposal.

Perennial Favorites


with Lynne Holland

Calendar Mar 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This UMaine Cooperative Extension class looks at popular perennial flowers for your garden, with a focus on what kinds of pants flourish in certain soils and light conditions.

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with Rachael Crowley

Calendar Mar 17, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Although its name sounds like "cricket" a Cricut machine is a tool for home crafters. It Cuts vinyl, fabric, leather, and paper and can print images and text on them for a variety of home crafting projects. This online, one night introductory class will cover the basics of the machine and the kind of projects home crafters can use it for.

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