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Fall adult ed brochure

ROCKPORT — The new Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education Fall brochure has been released. With more than 180 classes the program offers something fun and interesting

for almost everyone, whether you want to learn a new skill, be creative or get healthier.

The catalog features 68 new classes. Among the new offerings are a lunchtime garden series, classes in couponing and permaculture, classes on how to write and how authors get published, ways to make Halloween costumes, garden hoop tunnels and origami ornaments. Nine free classes are for those looking for a job. More than 30 of the classes are held during the daytime.

Trips to Quebec and to historic Salem, Mass., will be offered in October.

If you live in the Five Towns area, or have taken classes with the program recently, look for the brochure in the mail. Classes also are listed at http:///www.fivetowns.maineadulted.org. Signup can be done online, by phone or in person at the office at Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport.

Call 236-7800, option 5, for more information.

Homeschool overnight and day excursions

LINCOLNVILLE — This fall Tanglewood will offer a new Homeschool Overnight experience in addition to a daytime Homeschool Mondays three-week series.

The Homeschool Overnight will be filled with outdoor adventures such as hiking, canoeing, quiet time, learning about nocturnal animals and enjoying the magic of a campfire. Delicious

meals will be served with food from gardens and local farms.

The overnight will take place 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. The program is for children ages 6 to 14 and costs $65 per child. Children ages 6 to 8 need to have a parent or guardian participate. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 23.

Tanglewood also will offer its traditional Homeschool Mondays session on Monday, Sept. 19, 26 and Oct. 3. The program is $66 per child for the three session series. Students ages 9 to 12 will participate in a Teen Adventure which focuses on building community through wilderness skills, shelter building and challenges on a low-ropes course. Children ages 5 to 8 will explore Creating Community by building a magical village in the forest. Woodland plants and animals will be the teachers for building shelters and finding food and water to survive through the seasons.

Tanglewood partners with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to teach Maine youth and adults to be effective and caring citizens of the earth through affordable environmental education and nature-based experiences. Tanglewood’s vision is to create a place where people learn to live responsibly and in balance with the earth through programs that encourage reflection and respect while inspiring change within participants and their communities.

Tanglewood sits on the Ducktrap River in a forested 940-acre section of Camden Hills State Park and offers a diverse range of year-round learning opportunities.

For more information or to register for Tanglewood’s programs visit http://extension.umaine.edu/ tanglewood or contact Patricia Chapman at 789-5868 or patricia.chapman@maine.edu.

After school sailing classes

ROCKLAND — Youth sailing continues for midcoast students this fall with Rockland Community Sailing’s after school classes. Students in grades four through seven are invited to go sailing 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 12. Classes are held at The Apprenticeshop waterfront, 643 Main St., Rockland.

After school sailors learn the ropes on single-person Optimist dinghies, two-person 420 sloops, and a variety of modern and traditional larger boats. Students learn to rig and sail their own boats while becoming familiar with water safety, weather, tides, knots, basic racing and other boating skills. RCS sailing instructors teach from safety motorboats and are U.S. Sailing, CPR and first aid certified.

After school classes cost $150 per season. Youth sailing scholarships are available. Call KC Heyniger at 594-1800, or visit http://www.apprenticeshop.org/ for registration information.

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