Check out our newly added winter classes!

Chair Yoga over Zoom * Open Studio Oil Painting * Open Studio Sewing

Happy New Year Everyone!

The spring-summer brochure will be going to the printer next week – lots of new classes, plus a nice selection of local trips – and one very-much-not-local trip!  Watch your email for notification when classes are ready for signups.  Remember, classes fill early!


More online enrichment classes available through



About Virtual Live Classes

We offer several classes which are virtual live.  Some of these classes are held using Zoom and some are via other methods our instructors use.  The links for these classes are not sent out with your course registration but will come from the instructor directly the day of or the day before the class.

COVID Plan 9.15.21

Learning in so many ways - in-person, online, outdoors, via Zoom and more! Don't stop learning no matter what.

We offer many opportunities to overcome obstacles to your getting an education and a good job, please contact us at 236-7800, ext. 5, or

Our Instructors

We have many wonderful and interesting instructors teaching for us.  Check them out on our instructor pages, then look for one of the classes they teach!

We are always looking for other topics to offer, check our list of classes we’d love to have.

Did you know we were the first adult ed program in Maine? It all began here!

Important information

If you need to cancel your registration you will need to call or email us. The policy for refunds is here.

Be sure to check all information on the class you are interested in before you sign up – updates are always noted at the beginning of the class description on our website.

To reset your password follow these steps.  There is a link to screenshots after step 7:

First, go to

1) Find the “Log-In” link in the upper right corner of the page.  
2) Click the Log-In link, then click Forgot Password.
3) In the pop-up window, enter your email address, as you did previously.  This will generate a new password reset code for you.
4) A new pop-up window will appear, titled “Check your email”.  IMPORTANT:  Do not close this window! This is the window where you will need to enter the 6-digit code.
5) Check your email in a new window or tab, to obtain the 6 digit code.
6) Go back to the “Check Your Email” pop-up box in your original window and enter the 6 digit code and click the “Verify Code” button.
7) You will now be prompted to choose a new password.

Screenshots of the process

If that still doesn’t help you, you can contact us at 236-7800, option 5 during our business hours.

Most of our classes receive a senior discount of 25% off the registration fee.  This does not include any extra materials fees noted as being paid to the instructor.  Classes that qualify for this discount are noted with SR next to the fee in the catalog.  In order to receive the senior discount, you must be 65 or older and either call in or mail in your registration.

Cancellations due to weather are often hard to call.  We hate canceling classes because it causes a lot of chaos in the schedule – rescheduling a canceled class affects future classes in general, the schedule of the students, and often also results in bumping up other classes of affected instructors. Given that, our policy is:

  • We will hold classes if day school cancels but the weather for evening classes is expected to be good.
  • We will cancel classes if day school does not cancel but the evening weather is expected to be poor.
  • We generally make a decision by 3 PM but it can be made as early as the day before if a major storm is expected.
  • Barring power or internet outages, we will always post a notice on our website whether classes are on or canceled. The notices which appear on Village Soup are less reliable because they are for the school district and not just adult ed.
  • We make every effort to call and/or email both students and instructors when we do cancel. Since this can often be in the middle of the day please try to give us your daytime number when signing up, and remember to check our website if you have not received a call.

Check our our many online opportunities for learning - take a class anywhere, anytime!