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Kittery Adult Education



Lectures and History

Aquaculture

$5

with Gunnar Ek

Calendar Mar 4, 2019 , runs for 1 week

For many years Kittery Point resident, Gunnar Ek has been involved in the development of sustainable aquaculture projects through UNH and has been exploring new, sustainable methods for growing fish, mussels and seaweed off the coast of Kittery. He is the Project Manager of a trout farm in Newcastle that utilizes these cutting edge practices to produce clean, healthy steelhead trout!  With the strong movement towards local farm-to-table food supply for restaurants and home cooking, this class will highlight the most important milestones of sustainable fish-farming and help you discover how to get access to or even grow clean, healthy seafood in the future.

Monday, March 4,

Course Fee: $5

History, Lore and Legend of the Isles of Shoals

$13

with Stephanie Voss Nugent

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Sign up for this class and "The Remarkable Life of Celia Thaxter" and save! To do this look for course titled -  Save: Isles of Shoals/Celia Thaxter. 

This slide presentation is about the fascinating history of the Isles of Shoals since Europeans began arriving (Vikings, early explorers, fishermen, pirates, ghosts, grand hotels, and the islands' restoration by Star Island Corp and Shoals Marine lab).  This is a perfect introduction for meeting Celia Thaxter, as it provides important historical context for her life story.

Stephanie Nugent is a professional theatre producer, director and actor and founding Executive Director of Artists’ Collaborative Theatre Of New England (ACT ONE).

Thursday, May 2, 6:30-8 pm, 1 session

Mainers on the Titanic

$10

with Mac Smith

Calendar Jun 10, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Mainers on the Titanic traces the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine. Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Bar Harbor, but there were other residents of state aboard as well. Their tales are retold, along with what was going on in the state at that time. Meticulously researched, this book reveals the agonizing day-to-day wait of Mainers for news of what really happened on the Titanic, and tells the stories of Maine passengers from their boarding to the sinking and rescue; and, for those who survived, of their coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's a fascinating addition to the Titanic story. A Navy veteran of the first Gulf War and former news reporter for The Bar Harbor Times, Mac Smith lives in Stockton Springs, Maine, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead. You will be able to purchase signed copies of the books for $15.

Monday, June 10, 6-7 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $10 

New England Lighthouses

$20

with Jeremy D'Entremont

Calendar Apr 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Jeremy D'Entremont has been photographing and writing about lighthouses for more than 30 years. He is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles, the founder and chairman of the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and the president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation. He has lectured on his favorite topic all along the New England coast.  Join us for an interesting and very informative lecture on our closest five lighthouses: Cape Neddick (Nubble), Boon Island, Whaleback, Portsmouth Harbor, and White Island.  After the lecture, there will time for q and a and to purchase books.

Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1 sessions

Course Fee: $20

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard: From Sails to Atoms

$12

with Joseph Gluckert

Calendar May 9, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has a venerable heritage and rich tradition.  Learn about its role and achievements in times of war and peace from a military historian’s perspective. The tour will begin with a presentation in the new lecture room of the Shipyard Museum, and continue with a tour of the museum and a driving tour around the perimeter of the base, including an up-close view of the prison’s exterior. Must be U.S. Citizen and bring valid photo I.D. such as Driver’s License or U.S. Passport.  

Thursday, May 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1 session

*park at Kittery Lions Club and board bus, bus leaves promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Course Fee: $12 per session

 

SAVE: Isles of Shoals/Celia Thaxter

$21

with Stephanie Voss Nugent

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Save money by signing up for both lectures at once by registering here.

History, Lore, and Legend of the Isles of Shoals

This slide presentation is about the fascinating history of the Isles of Shoals since Europeans began arriving (Vikings, early explorers, fishermen, pirates, ghosts, grand hotels, and the islands' restoration by Star Island Corp and Shoals Marine lab).  This is a perfect introduction for meeting Celia Thaxter, as it provides important historical context for her life story.

Stephanie Nugent is a professional theatre producer, director and actor and founding Executive Director of Artists’ Collaborative Theatre Of New England (ACT ONE).

Thursday, May 2, 6:30-8 pm, 1 session

The Remarkable Life of Celia Thaxter

Dressed in period costume and presenting as an actor who has finished historical research allows Stephanie to speak with audiences from the present and also to step "into character" and perform extended sections of Celia's prose and some of her poetry. Stephanie Nugent is a professional theatre producer, director and actor and founding Executive Director of Artists’ Collaborative Theatre Of New England (ACT ONE). 

Thursday, May 16, 6:30-8 pm, 1 session

Sign up for BOTH lectures and SAVE!

Course fee for both: $21

Will run

Sinking of the Squalus

$12

with Bob Gray

Calendar May 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

May 23, 2019 will be the 80th anniversary of the sinking of the U.S.S. Squalus off the Isles of Shoals. Twenty-six men were lost that day but thirty-three survivors were rescued from the sunken submarine. Come and learn what led to the loss of the Squalus, the amazing rescue of the survivors and the recovery and recommissioning of that submarine.  This class will meet at the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum.

Thursday, May 9, 6-8 p.m., 1 session

Fee: $12

The Remarkable Life of Celia Thaxter

$13

with Stephanie Voss Nugent

Calendar May 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Sign up for both this class and "History, Lore, and Legend of the Isles of Shoals" and save! To do this look under course called - Save: Isles of Shoals/Celia Thaxter.

Dressed in period costume and presenting as an actor who has finished historical research allows Stephanie to speak with audiences from the present and also to step "into character" and perform extended sections of Celia's prose and some of her poetry. Stephanie Nugent is a professional theatre producer, director and actor and founding Executive Director of Artists’ Collaborative Theatre Of New England (ACT ONE). 

Thursday, May 16, 6:30-8 pm, 1 session





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