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Lewiston Adult Ed has many courses to choose from, in an array of different topics of interest.

Our online course catalog is updated frequently, and it will show the availability of a course as either or . If a course is listed as full, please contact our registration office as availability may change.


Basic Cookery

Caron, Danny

Are you burning out on a diet of ramen, frozen dinners, and take-out? Are you ready to gain some of the essential culinary skills so you can begin preparing healthy and delicious meals for yourself and your company? Join Chef Caron at the Green Ladle Culinary Arts Center to learn about boil, broil, sauté, bake and braise cookery, equipment usage, knife skills, and sanitation.

Tue/Jan 21st
5:30-8:00

1 Week
Green Ladle

$17
$17 Lab

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Cooking on a Budget

Caron, Danny

Do you feel like you're spending way too much money on food and not getting that much for all your effort? Join Chef Caron to learn how to meal planning will help you stretch your dollars at the grocery store. We'll show you how to prepare three meals for two people using one chicken, then you'll bring home those meals to enjoy with your family.

Wed/Apr 2nd
5:30-8:30

1 Week
Green Ladle

$17
$12 Lab

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Easter Chocolates for Families

Gray, Cheryl

Start a new tradition for Easter! Bring your child or grandchild and spend the morning making chocolates together. We will start by making cream-filled chocolates in spring-themed molds (two molds will be yours to keep) and then move on to peanutbutter cups. At the end of the workshop, we’ll use up any leftover chocolate by making chocolate-dipped pretzels. Children age 10 and up welcome with a guardian. Registration and lab fee are per parent-child team. Please call 795-4141 to register.

Sat/Mar 29th
9:00-12:00

1 Week
LHS

$20
$22 Lab

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Making Great Beer at Home

Johnson, Sylvia

Do you love craft beers but hate the cost? Learn how to brew your own at home and save money at the same time. In this course taught by the owners of Richmond Home Brew Supply, you will learn how to cook wort, how to utilize hops for bittering, flavoring and aroma, and how to cool wort efficiently and safely. We'll also demonstrate how to maintain good sanitation and select appropriate yeast strains. We'll cover racking, reading specific gravity, priming, bottling, and kegging. We will use a beer kit with this class. Everyone will take home several bottles of beer at the end of the course. All materials are included in the course fee. Participants must be at least 21. Location: Richmond Home Brew Supply, 52 Main Street, Richmond.

Wed/Mar 19th
6:30-8:30

3 Weeks
Richmond Brewing Supply

$33
$18 Lab

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Preserving the Harvest: Making Jam Using Frozen Fruit

McCarty, Kate

Prepare for the delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables that are just around the corner by learning how to preserve. We'll use locally frozen fruit to safely preserve a low-sugar jam. Come learn the basics of hot water bath canning and freezing from UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers. Participants will receive recipes and a jar of jam. Please bring a potholder with you to class.

Thu/Apr 10th
5:30-8:30

1 Week
LHS

$9
$15 Lab

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Scrumptious Kasha from Russia: Peculiarities of the Russian Cuisine

Petranek, Irina

What are the most popular Russian dishes? What does “kasha” mean? Do Russians really eat bread with every meal? Who was Stroganoff & why was the beef dish named after him? Why do Russians eat so much cabbage? If you want to know the answers to these and many other questions, join us for this class and you will never feel lost at the Russian table. We will also cook and taste some authentic Russian dishes, such as kholodetz (chicken in jellied bouillon), salad “Olivier” or “Vinegret”, buckwheat kasha with meat sauce, golubtsy (cabbage rolls stuffed with meat & rice), and famous Russian apple cake “Sharlotka.” Come and experience the new culinary world!

Thu/Apr 3rd
5:30-8:30

1 Week
LHS

$14
$10 Lab

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Sea Vegetables for Taste and Nutrition

Redmond, Cyndi

Maine is home to some of the world’s most delicious and clean sea vegetables. So how can we use them to benefit our bodies? Come join us in the kitchen to learn how to prepare and enjoy delicious dishes with plenty of sea vegetables. We’ll practice incorporating these healthy and delicious vegetables into everyday dishes such as cole slaw, pizza and a seaweed nut crisp. We will also talk about how sea vegetables provide a valuable source of essential minerals, vitamins and unique marine bio-active ingredients for human health.

Tue/Mar 11th
6:00-8:30

1 Week
LHS

$17
$15 Lab

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Simple, Healthy Soups from Scratch

Stuer, Anne

Learn how to make delicious soups quickly, easily and affordably from scratch, all while using organic ingredients! Packed with healthy nutrients, these soups are one-pot meals your whole family can enjoy. The samples we’ll make in class will be gluten-free but you can adapt these recipes to suit your tastes and preferences. Home made soups are great for lunches or after-school snacks, too. We will be cooking chicken-rice soup, corn chowder, and beef-vegetable soup, all of which you can adapt with your own variations at home. Supplies will be provided.

Wed/Feb 12th
5:30-8:30

1 Week
LHS

$11
$8 Lab

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Soups and Sauces

Caron, Danny

Join Chef Caron at the Green Ladle to learn the fundamentals of preparing soups and sauces. In this hands-on class, students will learn the five mother sauces, how to use thickening agents and how to apply and pair the sauce with some delicious dishes.

Tue/Feb 25th
5:30-8:30

1 Week
Green Ladle

$17
$12 Lab

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Traditional French Cuisine: Tourtičre, Crępes and Pea Soup

Dube, Rita

Learn how to make 3 popular French Canadian dishes the traditional way! We'll make Tourtičre (meat pie), Crępes, and Pea Soup. Rita Dube, former Executive Director of the Franco-American Heritage Center, will demonstrate and teach you how to prepare these typical Franco-American dishes while you make your own to bring home.  You will be making your own pie, crępes and soup for your family to taste and to enjoy.

Thu/Mar 6th
5:30-8:30

1 Week
LHS

$14
$10 Lab

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Vegan Cooking 101

Chabot, Carol

Learn the basics of the vegan lifestyle. We'll discuss pantry staples, how to veganize everyday meals, and how to be creative when it comes to incorporating protein into your meals. Then we'll go into the kitchen and practice making a few vegan recipes that the whole family will love. Over the course of the two sessions, we'll practice making soups, entrees and desserts. We'll close by sharing tips to on how to make going vegan an easier transition.

Tue/Thu/May 6th
5:30-8:30

1 Week
LHS

$29
$15 Lab

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This year, Lewiston Adult Education will be celebrating 130 years of service to the lifelong learners of Lewiston!

The Adult Education program in Lewiston, or “Evening School” as it was originally called, got its start educating the factory employees who had left school at a young age to work. By the 1870’s-1880’s, there was an increasing need for both the adults who had left school at a young age, as well as the teens who had just started working in the factories, to complete their education. After a few false starts and volunteer-led tutoring programs, the Lewiston School Department elected to open their own Evening School in 1884. Students who had recently left day school to work in factories, as well as older adults, were welcome.

To celebrate the occasion, we thought we would offer a few special classes featuring different aspects of our local history. And to thank our lifelong learners, we'd like to invite any student who purchases a regular class this winter to join any one of our "Local History" courses- with the registration fee on us!

In other words, buy ANY Lewiston Adult Education course this semester, and we will waive the registration fee for a Local History course! You will still need to pre-register for the Local History class, as space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrants will be responsible for any applicable lab fees. To take advantage of this offer, you must make your registration by phone (795-4141), by mail, or in person at 156 East Ave.

Local History classes include:

A Grand Trip Through Lewiston's History

Lewiston-Auburn’s Little Grand Trunk Railroad

Museum L-A Tour

Step Back in Time: Local History and Genealogy

Walking Tour of Lewiston’s Mill District

Many thanks to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission for the use of the stereoview image that appears on our cover, “Downtown Lewiston as seen from atop Mt. David Davis.” Thanks also to the Bates College Muskie Archives for their assistance in researching the Lewiston School Department’s "1884 Annual Report," which details the initial funding of the first formal Evening School sponsored by the Lewiston School Department.

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Interested in High School Diploma or College Prerequisite Classes?
You will need to take a CASAS assessment prior to registration.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.
CASAS Testing will be held at Lewiston High School on:
January 7 at 5:00pm
January 9 at 3:00 pm
January 14 at 5:00 pm
January 16 at 3:00 pm
January 21 at 4:00 pm
January 23 at 3:00 pm
Please call to confirm before coming to test.

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There are many courses scheduled to begin soon! If you are interested in any of our academic programs, you must contact Elayne Bean, academic advisor, at 795-4141.

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