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York Adult Education

Lifelong Learning

Bird Walk Wednesday
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Bird Walk Wednesday


with Naturalists from York Land Trust and White Pine Programs

Calendar Next session starts Apr 19, 2023 at 9 am
1 additional session on May 17, 2023

In partnership with White Pine Programs, York Land Trust offers a monthly bird walk on the 3rd Wednesday of each month! Join us for a walk through Highland Farm Preserve to learn how to ID birds, recognize birdsong, and explore the habitats birds love most. Family-friendly and beginner birders welcome.



A Peek into Computer Science


with Norman Messa

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 24, 2023 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Apr 25, 2023

Have you ever wondered how computers work? Do they seem like magic? If you would like to know more about these devices, in 2 hours Norm will show you the basics in plain English. He will take you from the history and evolution of these devices to the internal components inside of them. He will also demonstrate some basics of how humans can program them to productively perform work for us and demonstrate how we can write programs to remotely control robots and other devices. If time permits, Norm will demonstrate some of the software his students have developed over the past 30 years.

Clay Creations: Come Create!
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Clay Creations: Come Create!


with Denise McDonough, Firefly Pottery

Clay Creations! We'll offer several clay ideas using the same basic format beginnings and then work on your own ideas! Gnomes, Animals, many ideas! Once fired, it will be ready for you to come back and glaze!

Conversational Spanish for Beginners


with Israel Robles

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 26, 2023 at 6 pm
1 additional session

Hola, mis amigos! Get started with the foundations of speaking Spanish. Build listening and practice phrases with dialogues using a variety of exercises.

How to Play Piano by Ear


with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “InstantPiano” class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords is recommended. The fee includes the online book, online follow-up lessons, a recording of the class, and an optional monthly question-and-answer session. Class is held online using zoom.

Topics include:

How to find the starting note

How to determine when chords change

How to predict the chord progression

How chords help you find the correct melody

How the melody helps you find the correct chords

How to learn songs from recordings

How to transpose

The Universal Key Signature

How to use the Circle of Fifths

How to recognize the most common chord patterns

Forged Wave Cuff


with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next session starts Apr 29, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Learn hammering techniques to create a beautiful wave in the center of your bracelet.  Other techniques covered will be sizing, soldering, forming, and polishing. No experience is required,  open to all levels. This is a great bracelet to create right before summer.

Alice Carroll, who has a BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from Rochester Technology of Art, School for American Crafts, was an Artist in Residence at Penland School of Crafts in NC for two years. She came back to Maine in 1994 and has been teaching at Heartwood College of Art, Sanctuary Arts, and River Tree Arts.

#silver #jewelry

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Glass Fused Dragonfly Window Hang


with Denise McDonough, Firefly Pottery

Calendar Next available session starts May 2, 2023 at 10:30 am
1 additional session on May 4, 2023

Using brightly colored glass, learn how to cut and design this stunning dragonfly glass fused piece to hang in your window. (6x12) 

The price of this class has increased $5. We are sorry for our error and any inconvenience.

#firefly #pottery #fireflypottery

Estate Planning – Prepare for the Uncertainties of Life and Revocable Trusts & Irrevocable Trusts – Are They Right for You?


with Kathryn Bedell Esq.

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

Presented by: Kathryn Bedell, Esq. 

This class will begin with an overview of basic estate planning, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, etc. 

The class will then delve into, learning how revocable trusts can help avoid probate and protect your privacy, and how irrevocable trusts can protect your assets from nursing home or Maine Care (Medicaid) liens.  Discussion will include other strategies to safeguard assets from life events such as business failure or divorce of adult children. 

Kathryn Bedell is a lawyer in York, Maine and has been practicing for 31 years. Her practice focuses on estate planning, asset preservation, and probate matters.

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