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Fiber Arts


with Andrea Drabek

Calendar Current session started Jan 9, 2023 at 6 pm

Do you love to crochet or knit but don't want to do it alone?  Do you need help with a project?  Or do you want to learn how to make something for yourself?  Let us help you!!!

We are offering a crochet and knitting lab.  This is for anyone who loves to crochet or knit and wants to learn.  Our instructor is amazing!  Let us know what you want to learn to make and we will find a pattern and she can teach you.  If you just want to drop in for 1 night and get help on a project, it will only cost you a $3 drop in fee.  Or do you want to hang out all 12 weeks and chat while working on projects, no problem!


Secrets of the Caterer
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Secrets of the Caterer


with Ed2Go Instructor

Calendar Current session started Jan 18, 2023

Catering is a business that has become very popular, especially for those who love to cook and plan parties. From weddings, to showers, to business parties, catering is a home-based business that gives the caterer an exciting and creative career.

In this introductory course, you will learn how to put your cooking and party planning skills to work. Learn the fundamentals of the catering business, how to cook for large crowds, organize your kitchen, manage your time, and work with clients. The course focuses on cooking skills every caterer needs, with an introduction to the business side of catering. You'll also receive many unique and tested recipes that you can use to jump-start your business. Build your catering skills and begin a new and exciting career today.

For more information or to register please click the link.

Writing the Fantasy Novel
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Writing the Fantasy Novel


with Ed2Go Instructor

Calendar Current session started Jan 18, 2023

Fantasy is an increasingly popular genre of fiction, and now is a great time to become a fantasy fiction writer! This course is perfect whether you have an idea for a book or even if you don't know where to start. With the tools you'll gain in this course, you'll be ready to tackle your first fantasy novel.

In this course, you will learn what separates fantasy fiction from other types of fiction. You will also discover how to create characters and populate your world with unique, compelling, and interesting creatures. You'll learn how to outline your book, come up with a theme, and commit to actually writing. You will learn how to revise and edit so that when you complete it, your book will essentially be a finished product. You will even learn a bit about publishing your book, including the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing. Finally, you'll get a number of tips about how to stay motivated and complete your novel - because, after all, writing is hard work!

For more info please click here.

Pokemon: Gotta Catch 'Em All


with Melissa Corbin

Calendar Current session started Jan 31, 2023 at 3 pm

January's afterschool program is all about Pokemon!

The original Pokémon is a role-playing game based around building a small team of monsters to battle other monsters in a quest to become the best. Pokémon are divided into types, such as water and fire, each with different strengths. Battles between them can be likened to the simple hand game rock-paper-scissors.

We will be playing Bingo (for prizes), a craft, snack and a quiz.  So bring your A game and join us for a fun afternoon of Pokemon!

Open to grades 2-5.

Zipple students will be picked up by someone in the far corner of the parking lot.  

Ukulele for Beginners


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Current session started Jan 31, 2023 at 6 pm
5 additional sessions through Apr 5, 2023


The ukulele has captured hearts and minds in Maine and around the world! Come join our beginners’ class and share in the joy. The ukulele is versatile and easy to play (if you regularly practice!). You will learn essentials including basic chord positions, strumming techniques and picking styles. This class will give you the tools to play with groups or solo and you don't have to know how to read music! You must have a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or free ukulele tuning app. If you don't have a uke, let us know when you register and Duncan will be glad to  provide information about how and where to buy one to fit your budget. Learn to play the ukulele! Stimulate your mind and light up your world!



Duncan Perry, a multi-instrumentalist, has been playing ukulele for 14 years and has so far taught ukulele to over 600 adults up and down the coast of Maine and inland too. He has regularly performed at benefits, elder care venues, in senior programs, and in schools and libraries. In addition to offering instruction through various adult education programs, he has worked with children in several communities. His mission is to spread the joy of the ukulele across Maine!


Classes will be taught live virtually through zoom for 4 consecutive THursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm. Duncan will log on each class early (around 5:15) to answer any questions, help you tune your ukulele or just to chat. We recommend either a laptop or tablet/iPad to stream the class on zoom. It is possible with a smart phone, but it has proven to be much more challenging for students. You have the option of coming to the SAD1 Adult & Community Education office located at 79 Blake Street, Suite 2 in Presque Isle if technology or internet connection is an issue. Please let us know if we can help!


You must have access to a ukulele in order to paticipate in the class. Chris Morton at KMH Music Shop in Presque Isle has ukes in stock and ready to purchase! Here are Duncan's recommendation for purchasing a quality uke:

1. Buy from an established local dealer who services what the store sells if you can.     

2. Select a ukulele that you think sounds and feels good. *Most adults prefer a concert or tenor over the soprano uke.     

3. Make sure the dealer performs an inspection to insure that the uke is in top playing condition, with the strings set up properly for YOU (are you left or right handed?), and that the physical condition of the instrument is prefect (good finish -no cracks, dents, dings - straight neck, no jagged fret wires).      

4. Make sure the dealer stands behind the instruments sold in the store.     

5. Don’t forget to get a case or gig bag to protect the instrument.     

6. Buy an electronic tuner or add an app to your i-phone.     

7. Buy a humidifier and use it with distilled water.    

8. It is good, but not essential, to buy a music stand – inexpensive ones can be purchased online.

Please feel free to reach out to Duncan if you have questions. His email is or cell phone is 207-219-8055.


Yard Card


with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Current session started Jan 1, 2023
6 additional sessions through Jul 1, 2023

Want to wish someone a happy birthday? Someone you know deserving a big congratulations? We have you covered! Fill out the form via checkout telling us when, where and what "Yard Card" you need and we will take care of the rest!

Available Options are:

Happy Birthday

Sweet 16



Northern Viewpoint Book Club - February - "The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"


with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 2, 2023 at 6 pm

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

With a foreword by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.


The book Club your Mamma Warned you About-  All Banned Books

For each book, at our discussions we will also explore when, where and why these books have been banned.


Crown of Maine Nerd Championship


with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 7, 2023 at 6 pm
3 additional sessions through May 2, 2023

Are you secretly a nerd?  Does your family know?  Do your friends know?  Well we think it is about time that you let you inner nerd out and join us for an evening of fun!!!!!

We will be hosting an evening of learning how to cook a special something (recipe will be given out before you leave) and then breaking up into teams and being quizzed on how much you know!

The winning team will get a little prize!  Dress up as our theme for the evening and get even more points for your team!!!!  Want to bring a snack to share that goes along with the theme?  Go for it....Bring the recipe so that you can share it with everyone else!

Here is our months/themes:

Jan - Harry Potter

Feb - Jurassic Park

Mar - Avengers

Apr - Stranger Things

May - Star Wars

Cost is $15 per person, per night.  We will be holding this event at our kitchen in the Alternative Education building across the street from Skyway Middle School.

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