Adult Education

We welcome adults in our communities to participate in a variety of learning opportunities.

Office Location:
Gardiner Area High School

The Adult Education Office is located at Gardiner Area High School in the C-Wing.
We welcome visitors. Office hours are:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 5:00 pm & 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 - 2:00 pm

Director: Diann Bailey
Secretaries: Cheri Weston, Brenda Evans & Mary Lou Sullivan

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Register by March 11 for Boston Yummy Walk and Shear Madness

Discover one of the most vibrant ethnic neighborhoods in the country. Boston’s North End is rich with history and home to restaurants, markets and specialty shops that make exploring these narrow streets a culinary adventure. Yummy Walks is about giving everyone a giant, mouth-watering taste of life in Boston - the food, the culture, the history, and the people. Our gentle stroll has lots of stops with frequent, generous tastings along the way. We’ll visit a pastry shop for Italian confections, an authentic salumeria, a pizzeria, an old world coffee shop, a classic Italian restaurant and more. Sample authentic flavors and discover healthy Mediterranean traditions as you get an insider’s view of one of the premier food neighborhoods in the country. Our evening entertainment is Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse. Over 9 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation and up-to-the-minute humor, the play is delightfully different every time you see it. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. Registration fee includes motor coach transportation, Yummy Walks ticket and Shear Madness ticket.
Trip date: Saturday April 11
Departure: 9:00 am Gardiner (Hannaford)
Registration Fee: $149 per person Register online at

Active Parenting Class Starts March 4th

Attention parents of children ages 5 to 12...In six sessions, Deb Rich, from Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, will show you effective ways to: use non-violent discipline techniques that work, improve communication with your children, teach responsibility and other important values, handle problems as they come up, cope with difficult topics such as drugs, violence, and sex, defuse power struggles with your children, stimulate independence as your child grows older, and encourage your children to be their very best! Class will be held at Gardiner High School, Room 106
beginning Wednesday 3/4/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Classes: 6 Registration fee: Free, but call 582-3774 to register

Register now for classes after February vacation

It's school vacation next week!...there will be no classes at adult ed. Please make sure you have signed up for classes starting the week after February vacation. Those classes are: Gardiner History, Adult, Infant, Child CPR & First Aid, Drums Alive Power Beats, Get Rid of Paper Clutter, Money Matters: Tame Your Spending and Harness Your Credit, Pen and Ink--Morning Glory, and Design a Maine Hardy Landscape. Sign up at

2015 Boston Flower Show

Join us in Boston for“Season of Enchantment” , this year's celebration of multi-hued magic as garden designers, floral arrangers, photographers and amateur horticulturalists explore the mystical joys of the spring landscape. Top garden writers, industry experts and creative local chefs will share ideas and inspiration while the diverse and lively garden marketplace offers a treasure trove of plants and hundreds of the newest gardening products to kick off your own spring transformations. And keep an eye out – there just might be a fairy or two lurking amongst the blossoms. Spend a few hours at the Prudential Building before leaving Boston for Maine at 6:00 pm. For complete schedule of events go to
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015 Deadline to register: February 26, 2015 No refunds issued after this date. (Exception: in the event of a weather cancellation by the bus company, you will receive a full refund)
Fee: $59.00 Fee includes transportation and entrance fee; you are expected to pay for your own meals. Depart Fairfield at Lawrence Jr. High School parking lot at 7:00am Depart Gardiner at Hannaford parking lot at 7:30 am Return approximately 9:00pm
Register at www.fairfield.maineadult...

Winter Can Be Just Too Long! Plan Now For A Cabin Fever Cure!

A fun-filled weekend trip is a great way to cure cabin fever. Join us as we travel to western Massachusetts to enjoy Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village and a tour of Historic Deerfield. At Sturbridge Village we’ll be immersed in a re-created early 19th-century rural New England community where costumed interpreters demonstrate life in the early 1800s. The smell of wood smoke and maple syrup is a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way. Dinner this evening is a Fireplace Feast at the Salem Cross Inn where the history and culture of 1700’s America is captured perfectly. While your dinner is cooking to perfection, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the valley. Salem Cross Inn’s dining events have been featured on Food Network and chosen as the “Hidden Jewel” by Boston’s Phantom Gourmet. Our overnight accommodations are at the award winning Comfort Inn in Sturbridge. Consistently rated number one by Tripadvisor, this property offers inviting rooms, free wifi, an indoor pool and a hot breakfast buffet. On Sunday we’ll begin the day with a guided tour of the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens, featuring a glass conservatory filled with some 3,000 butterflies of all colors, shapes, sizes and varieties. The sun shines through the glass walls and heats up the conservatory to an 80-degree tropical-like environment all year round. Late morning takes us to Richardson’s Candy Kitchen in Deerfield where they have been dipping hand made chocolates for years. We’ll enjoy a demonstration and samples. Don’t leave without trying their famous dixies! Lunch today is the March Maple Buffet at the historic Deerfield Inn. Our afternoon activities include a guided tour of historic Deerfield, an authentic 18th-century New England village which celebrates our New England heritage.

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