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MSAD#44 Adult & Continuing Education

Personal Enrichment

Walk the Halls at Telstar

Calendar Aug 30, 2023 at 3 pm

Don’t let the weather get in the way of your goals!

Come walk in the hallways at Telstar High School to keep moving year round!! Don’t want to walk alone? Bring a walking partner too! Just sign in at the Adult Education office.

This is a school calendar year opportunity on Mondays through Thursdays. When school is closed for any reason, walking will be unavailable.

Instructor: Self guided Map provided

When: 2023-2024 School year Monday - Thursday

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: Telstar High School

Tuition: $10.00 for the year.

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Between the Final Breath and the Final Rest


with Allidah Isles

Calendar Apr 16, 2024 at 2:30 pm

The Friends of Green Burial and the Western Mountains Senior College will be hosting a presentation on what happens between death and interment, including funeral arrangement options. Guest speaker will be Korey Mulherin, of S.G. Thibault Funeral Homes of Rumford. Q & A to follow. This session is free and open to the public. 

Registration is not required but is recommended so you can stay informed of any changes to the time and place for this class. 

Instructor: Emily Ecker

When: Tuesday, April 16

Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Pottery; "Butter Dishes"


with Joshua Rysted

Calendar Apr 20, 2024 at 10 am

Hand built pottery class.

Don't you just love butter? It is so good to cook with and spread on warm bread. Butter is so wonderful that it deserves a fancy place on your counter! Get rid of that old plate with the chipped edge and come create your very own covered butter dish. Your finished project will be microwave and dishwasher safe and glazed in your choice of color. It will be ready for pick up approximately two weeks after class. No previous clay experience is required for this class. All tools and supplies will be provided by the clay studio. 

Full Course

Introduction to Breathwork


with TJ Farnum

Calendar May 6, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

An Introduction to Breathwork - How you breathe influences how you feel.

Lay essential foundations for developing a safe, effective home practice. 

Learn different breathing exercises (practice) and how to apply them in real life.

Guided breathwork practice each week .

This course can help you: 

- Reset and calm your nervous system

- Relieve stress & anxiety

- Restore quality sleep

- Improve attention & focus

- Increase energy levels

Please bring a yoga mat, comfortable clothing, and a light stomach. 

T.J. Farnum is a Breathwork Coach and a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

**Participants can attend all four sessions by registering now or drop-in attedance is also available at $15/session, payable at the time of the class. 


When: Mondays, starting May 6th, for four weeks.

Where: Telstar High School

Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuition: $60 

First Aid & CPR


with David Hanscom

Calendar May 14, 2024 at 5 pm

This class will take place on May 14th & 15th. 

This instructor-led class includes CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for adults, child, and infant, as well as AED (automated external defibrillator) and first aid. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and care for individuals in emergency situations including cardiac arrest. Emphasis will be on providing basic care until advanced medical care personnel arrive and take charge. American Heart Association CPR certification will be awarded upon successful completion of class requirements. First Aid and CPR cards are good for two years and meet the requirements for child care providers. This is a two night class with CPR on the first night.

Instructor: David Hanscom

When: Tues May 14th & Wed May 15th

Time: 5-9pm

Where: Telstar High School

Tuition: $75

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Pottery; "Vases"


with Joshua Rysted

Calendar May 18, 2024 at 10 am

This is a hand-built pottery class. 

In this one-day ceramic hand-building course, you will learn to make a slab constructed vase. Textures will be used to create dynamic surfaces on a vase that will make a beautiful addition to your home. Your finished project will be glazed in your choice of color. It will be ready for pick up approximately two weeks after class. No previous clay experience is required for this class. All tools and supplies will be provided by the clay studio. 

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NDEC; IPhone Basics


with National Digital Equity Center

Calendar May 28, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

This course covers the basics of how to use Apple’s popular iPhone. This class starts with the basicsof how to log on using multiple methods from passcode to touch id to face recognition technology.Apple’s iCloud service will be discussed, including how it will help secure your data and allow yourdata to be used across multiple Apple devices. The App Store will be covered to find additionalapplications that may meet your varied interest and needs.

An iPhone connected to the internet.

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