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South Portland Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Become a Published Author - Fall 2017


with Clifford Ryan

Calendar Oct 26, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn how to get your manuscript published from an accomplished author who specializes in both fiction and non-fiction writing. We can’t guarantee publication, but we can guarantee detailed lessons that focus on self-editing, formatting, querying and marketing. If you have always wanted to publish your writing, this class is perfect for you.


Christmas Craft Fair in Boston - Fall 2017
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Christmas Craft Fair in Boston - Fall 2017


with Sue De Cesare

Calendar Nov 4, 2017 at 7:45 am, runs for 1 week

The Christmas Festival makes preparing for the holidays a breeze, with gifts for everyone and all the elements for stylish entertaining. For holiday decorating, the show offers many possibilities from opulent brocade and tapestry Christmas stockings and wall hangings to old fashioned cranberry garland wreaths, musical angel figurines, whimsical holiday elves, gleaming seashell ornaments, collectible Santas and colorful seasonal flags. Offering everything a holiday shopper could desire under one magnificent roof. The annual Christmas Festival, features the distinctive work of over 300 master American craftsmen. Bargain hunters, as well as those with extravagant tastes, will find an endless array of gorgeous home accessories, designer fashions, artisan jewelry, handcrafted holiday décor, tempting gourmet specialty foods and one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts unavailable elsewhere.


  • leaves South Portland High School parking lot at 7:45am
  • leaves from Boston at 4:00pm
  • returns to South Portland High School parking lot at approximately 6:30pm

Group of 4 or more use Promo Code CRAFT NO REFUNDS AFTER 10/25

Driving Dynamics - Fall 2017


with Richard Todd

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The Maine Driving Dynamics Course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. A certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor teaches the course, and the course format engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Course can be taken for credit only once every 365 days. (If not on time, you will not get credit for class.) PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING DRIVER’S LICENSE TO CLASS. CLASS HAS A MINIMUM OF 12 PEOPLE AND IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE.

Ages 65 and over use PromoCode "Drive" and pay only $10.

Fall Healthy Lawn Care Made Simple Seminar - Fall 2016
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Fall Healthy Lawn Care Made Simple Seminar - Fall 2016


with Kat Munson

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Fall is the best time to care for your lawn. A little investment and effort now will save time and money next spring, and it’ll create a more resilient, less weedy, lush lawn everyone wants! Learn to minimize fertilizer and weed and bug killers, and still have a beautiful lawn that’s safe for kids and pets and helps protect Casco Bay. We’ll provide strategies for fertilizing, controlling weeds and thatch, renovating poor lawns, transitioning to organic care, and more. Whether you maintain your lawn or hire a professional, round up your neighbors and join. Kat Munson is the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District.”


Fiction Writing Workshop - Fall 2017


with Gerard Bianco

Calendar Oct 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Want to write fiction but don’t know how or where to begin? Want to take your writing to the next level? Fiction Writing Workshop is a hands-on writing class that’s guaranteed to inspire your imagination, and flame your creativity. This eight-week workshop offers a supportive environment and quality feedback for both beginners and advanced students. We’ll study the fundamentals of great fiction, and learn the fictional elements that will transform good ideas into captivating stories. Instructor Gerard Bianco holds an MFA in Writing. He is an author, copywriter, editor, and writing coach.


Financial Security in Retirement Seminar - Fall 2017


with Clifford Ryan

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Financing personal healthcare, legal issues, investments, IRA’s and tax issues can all be complex and intimidating. Having a basic understanding of these issues and assessing one’s circumstances is critical to those who wish to enjoy financial security in retirement. The series offers experienced, objective information with an emphasis on enlightening and empowering those who attend. Attendees should leave the series feeling more confident about the topics and better able to move forward with their own planning.


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Guitar Chords and Lessons For Those About To Rock - Fall 2017


with Ian Weidner

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Guitar players with some experience will learn the chords, skills, and techniques that are a strong foundation for starting your guitar-playing journey. Learn how to strum simple tunes and how to make the most of your practice time. Acoustic guitar and picks are required. An electronic turner and capo are highly recommended.


Haunted Happenings Salem, MA at Night! - Fall 2017


with Sue De Cesare

Calendar Oct 21, 2017 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

If you have ever wanted to go to Salem, MA around Halloween, here is your chance!! Arriving in Salem at 10:30am you are on your own with numerous things to do and places to visit.

  • Historic Presentations
  • Haunted Walks and Tours
  • Haunted Houses and Museums
  • Psychic and Magical Events
  • Eats and Treats


  • leaves South Portland High School Parking Lot at 8:00am
  • leaves from Salem at 9:00pm
  • returns to South Portland High School Parking Lot at approximately 11:30pm

Group of 4 or more use Promo Code SALEM NO REFUNDS AFTER 10/11

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