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Kittery Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Drying Fruits, Vegetables, and Jerky


with Kate McCarty

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Drying is a simple, inexpensive way to preserve foods, and is especially useful for creating lightweight snacks and meals for outdoor activities, such as canoeing and backpacking. Come join University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers and learn different techniques for to best dehydrate fruits, vegetables, and jerky. Participants will receive recipes, make samples of dried goods, and bundle up herbs to dry at home.

Tuesday, April 3, 6-8 p.m., 1 Session

Course Fee: $28

Empathy & Authenticity: Pathways to Vibrant, Fulfilling Relationships


with Peter Fernald

Calendar Mar 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this course students both enhance their ability to listen empathically and develop a clear sense of how this critical skill relates to personal development, authenticity and greater fulfillment in relationships. The course includes brief demonstrations of empathic listening and small group (dyads and triads) activities. Students are encouraged to practice empathic listening outside the classroom. Successes and challenges in such efforts are presented and discussed. Peter taught for 46 years in UNH's Psychology Department. He greatly enjoys teaching and having fun and laughter in the classroom.

Tuesday, March 27-April 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 3 Sessions

Course Fee: $55

Emulsified Sugar Scrub


with Sarah Holden Remick

Calendar Mar 15, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class you will learn to make an all-natural emulsified sugar scrub made with natural colors and essential oils. You will learn how these differ from traditional sugar scrubs as well as the benefits of Emulsified sugar scrubs. You will leave this class with a jar of all natural sugar scrub. Sarah is the owner of Sarandipity Soap Company in Berwick, ME.

Thursday, March 15, 6-7 p.m., 1 Session

Course Fee: $29

Ereaders & More


with Katie Lyons

Calendar Apr 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about all the ways you can access books, magazines, audiobooks, newspapers, and more through your ereader! Bring your own, or try out one of ours!

Wednesday, April 18, 6-8 pm, 1 Session

Course Fee: $10

Essential Oils: Cooking


with Jean Hearn

Calendar Apr 12, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

With so many uses of essential oils, it's hard to keep track of all the versatility. One incredible use you may not have considered is incorporating them into your cooking. Because of the high concentration of essential oils, a little goes a long way, and the health benefits are bountiful. Incorporating oils into your cooking does many wonderful things, some of which are: enhancing flavor, providing the body with their health benefits, safety and convenience. Great examples of delicious and beneficial oils will be shared along with tasting recipes. Take home a small sample of essential oils to get you started.

Thursday, April 12, 6-8p.m., 1 Session

Course Fee: $10

Material Fee: $7 (Optional to purchase more from instructor)


Essential Oils: Outdoor Summertime Fun


with Jean Hearn

Calendar May 14, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Something for the whole family! Have on hand an essential oil remedy kit and be ready for any situation. Bug repellents, bug bits, after sun skin care, owie spray, digestive upset, and peaceful sleep. Enjoy summer knowing you have healthy natural solutions on hand. Make an after sun soothing spray or body wipes with lavender and gernanium.

Monday, May 14, 6-8p.m., 1 Session

Course Fee: $10

Material Fee: $7 (Optional to purchase more from instructor)

Essential Oils: Support and Enhance your Garden


with Jean Hearn

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Seasonal threats got you down just as you are ready to get out your gardening gloves? There is an oil for that! Clean and refresh the greenhouse, be ready to chase away garden pests, improve health and growth of the plants or restore those gardener hands, essential oils can help. Keep a selection of essential oils in your tool box to meet every gardeners' need. Join me as I share some easy ways you can use essential oils to enhance your natural gardening experience. Make an essential oil blend to promote easy breathing, or bug spray to keep the critters away!

Tuesday, March 13, 5:30-7:30p.m., 1 Session

Course Fee: $10

Material Fee: $7 (Optional to purchase more from instructor)

Estate Planning - Prepare for the Uncertainties of Life


with Kathryn Bedell

Calendar Mar 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Overview of basic estate planning, including Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and a discussion of the probate process and how to avoid it. Kathryn Bedell is a law partner at Ballou & Bedell in York. Her practice focuses on Wills, Trusts, Estates and Asset Preservation.

Monday, March 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1 Session

Course Fee: $5

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