Ellsworth Adult & Community Education is closed Monday, January 23, 2023 due to inclement weather. Classes, appointments and tutoring sessions are cancelled. If you have any questions leave a message at 207.664.7110 and we will return your call.
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Frugal Living for Today’s World

with Jill Gott


March 11th to April 1st, 2023

$59 More Info

Choosing to live frugally is a creative endeavor.  Not as one would paint a portrait, write a book, or sculpt a statue but in all reality being frugal allows one to rewrite past messages, paint a new picture and sculpt a new life.  As you learn the differences between frugality and being cheap, you will see yourself opening to new ideas, new techniques and to new adventures.

The goal of this class is for you to develop a variety of skills: to be comfortable looking for and asking for discounts when appropriate; learning how to use technology to access store coupons and other helpful information; developing knowledge of the areas in which you can save more money, such as when purchasing sports equipment, food, clothes, even craft supplies and other items.

When you leave this class, we want you to feel empowered and to understand that you are capable of living a good life, all the while being frugal.  This is an in-person class.

Makeup class, if needed, 04/08/23.

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Cooking: Dress Up Your Salads!

with Annie Sargent


March 6th, 2023

Free More Info

So we have cookie swaps, but how about going healthy and sharing ideas about how to dress up a salad?  Let's learn from each other about creating dressings that will make you and your loved ones look forward to eating healthy greens and vegetables.  Whether you're new to homemade salad dressings or just love to share cooking ideas, this workshop is for you.  Annie Sargent will bring some of her favorite recipes and tips, and we hope if you have some favorites you will do the same.  This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Makeup class, if needed, 03/13/23.

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Get Ready to ZOOM!

with Vanessa Richards

Free More Info

If you need ZOOM support, we can assist you with resources (guides and videos), and in-person or online practice sessions.  You will need a device with a camera and microphone (internal or external) and ZOOM downloaded on your device.

This session prepares you - please reach out to us! - and is offered by appointment, live online using ZOOM, or in-person; ongoing enrollment.

If you're interested in learning more about this workshop, register here and we'll call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors. 

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.

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Getting Your Affairs in Order-Estate Planning (Day)

with Elizabeth Young


February 27th to March 13th, 2023

$10 More Info

PLEASE NOTE: This is date change from what was in our printed catalog. 

You accumulate assets over time and may forget to look at the big picture.  For example, you start a small retirement account at your first job and name a beneficiary at that time; you buy a piece of land while you’re still single; you inherit money and deposit it to your checking account.  When you die, each of those assets will follow different distribution paths. 

“Estate Planning” is about getting documents prepared to plan for your future AND about making sure you’ve got your i’s dotted and your t’s crossed.  You don’t have to be rich or old to go through this process.

Join Rebecca Sargent and Elizabeth Young, with Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC, to learn about the documents and considerations.  There’s the financial power of attorney (i.e., who's going to pay your bills when you no longer can); medical power of attorney (i.e., who will make medical decisions if you’re incapacitated); and your Will (i.e., what happens to your assets when you die). 

This workshop is for people who want to learn the basics about estate planning.  If you have put off thinking about these issues because you don't know where to start or what questions to ask, this workshop is for you! This is an in-person class.

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Passionate about supporting young children and eager to make a difference?  

If you’d like to confidently start a job with a local early childhood program (i.e., Downeast Community Partners, DEFYMCA, Ellsworth Elementary School and others), contact Ellsworth Adult Education today to learn more about the University of Maine System Early Childhood Education Microcredential 

Ellsworth Adult Education has been working with area early childhood employers and the University of Maine System this summer and fall to develop a competency-based microcredential certificate program using industry recognized standards.  

As this is a standards-based program, you demonstrate skills and knowledge in a variety of ways, including past learning.  

Badge 1 Communications for the Early Childhood Professional, Work Readiness for the Early Childhood Professional, Pediatric First Aid & CPR, Mandated Reporting and additional to prepare for Badge 2.  Most of Badge 1 is achieved in-person in classes scheduled at Ellsworth Adult & Community Education. 

Badge 2 You’ll earn certificate options documenting  your knowledge and skills to work as part of a team to provide professional, safe, healthy, developmentally appropriate programs in partnership with families.  All of these certificates are available self-paced online.  

Badge 3 offers hands-on experience demonstrating that you can apply the knowledge and skills in a local facility.  These sessions are set up upon completion of Badge 2.  

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Home Remedies Made Easy

with Jen Sala


March 1st to 22nd, 2023

$45 More Info

This course is a combination of presentation, discussion and tasty labwork.  Each week will focus on a different topic.

Week 1: The how and why of select remedies and the Doctrine of Signatures.

Week 2: Different types of preparations such as teas, oxymels, and lozenges.

Week 3: Discussion on formulating remedies for individual constitutions.

Week 4: Cooking like an herbalist. 

This is an in-person class. There is a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class.   

Makeup class, if needed, 03/29/23.

Jennifer Sala is a research writer and herbalist in Ellsworth, with a passion for history and science.