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York Adult Education

Lifelong Learning

Raising Your Own Meat


with Shana Therrien & Marcia Lundy

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm

If you’ve ever considered raising your own meat, get a crash course on raising pigs and poultry! Many of the tips can be used for other animals as well. You’ll learn about different options for processing the meat - whether to use a commercial butchery or to do the processing yourself. Both ways have been used by the instructors and they will talk about the nitty gritty of processing your own animals and the supplies you would need.

The location is in-person at the Anderson Learning Center in Springvale, unless school is closed, then it will be a remote class.




with Tia Mandrozos

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 3, 2021 at 7 pm
1 additional session on Mar 31, 2021

Learn to master your thoughts, be in control of your mental/emotional well-being, and discover a world you never thought possible! This class will be teaching you various meditation techniques along with topics of awareness for inner transformation and healing. Register to get the link for the livestream session.

Creative Embroidery On Paper: How To "Draw" With Thread


with Jaime Wing

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 4, 2021 at 12 pm

Looking for a brand new creative outlet? Drawing and fiber arts combine in this fun and experimental medium. If you sew, you probably have all the materials on hand! Maine artist Jaime Wing began using thread to create text and images on his prints and handmade paper - and he would like to share his process with you, step-by-step. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Jamie is a Portland artist with a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with over ten years of printmaking experience. A member of the Maine Crafts Association and Pickwick Independent Press, Jamie has been teaching printmaking workshops for several years.

Age Management


with Alfred W. Norwood

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 8, 2021 at 10 am

We all age differently. There is high variability in aging and longevity. How we age mentally affects we age physically and vice versa. This course helps identify and correct mistaken aging beliefs and practices to improve longevity and quality of life. Register to get the link for the livestream session. BS Physiological Psychology, Michigan State University, MBA University of Chicago, curriculum developer and lecturer on aging for Avila Institute of Gerontology, author "Sound and Loving Care" NYS wavered program for dementia home care,

Pharmacy Technician Accelerated Training Course


with Savannah Chadbourne. CPhT

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 8, 2021 at 6 pm

This intensive program will prepare you to successfully take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. As a Pharmacy Technician, you will be assisting the Pharmacist in every aspect of the daily running of the pharmacy: preparing medications, receiving and verifying prescriptions, helping customers, plus many other vital tasks. This is a high growth profession with great salaries and benefits. Due to the accelerated nature of this course, which runs approximately 8 to 10 weeks, it is recommended that students be able to grasp content and concepts quickly. Because of the ongoing pandemic this course will be a hybrid of teacher created YouTube informational and instructional videos (2 per week) followed by a weekly Zoom virtual class with the instructor for assignment review and Q & A. Student’s with prior medical experience, CNA’s, CRMA’s, or even PCA’s are strongly encouraged to register. High School diploma required. Payment plans available. Register at

Instructor: Savannah Chadbourne, CPhTStart date: Monday, 2/8, 6:00 – 8pm, Zoom meetingFee: $849, includes textbook and PTCB Certification test voucher

 If you have a felony on your record, please be aware that this may hinder you applying for a job or obtaining your certification; please be sure to contact WRAE at 207-892-1819 prior to registration.

A’s, B’s, C’s, and D’s of Medicare


with Alan Minthorn

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 9, 2021 at 5 pm

This course provides an overview of how to transition into senior health insurance (Medicare). Items covered: SSA forms; the parts of Medicare; timelines - how and when to apply; avoiding penalties and pitfalls; how to shop for plans. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Alan Minthorn, owner of Maine Senior Insurance, LLC, is a licensed and certified senior health insurance products broker. Licensed since 1991, currently in ME, NH, and FL. He consults with carriers on product designs as well as advocates for seniors in Augusta.

The Investment Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together


with Fred Diehl

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 9, 2021 at 6 pm

Want to understand the economy and actions to take today? Fred explores the economy, interest rates, current market trends, late-cycle risks and opportunities, and the importance of portfolio balance.

Prime For Life®


with Lynn Sheehan

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 10, 2021 at 8 am
3 additional sessions through May 11, 2021

Prime For Life® provides a judgment-free way of understanding how alcohol and drug-related problems develop, what we can do to prevent them, and why sometimes we need help.

It shifts attitudes, beliefs, and risk perceptions, bringing behavior change within reach.

It provides research-based information in an easy-to-understand format and teaches how we can apply that information in our own lives.

It creates a unique self-assessment opportunity to enhance awareness of our values and what we might be risking.

Register to receive the link to connect to this livestream session.


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