Discover the hidden gems of Mt. Washington Valley during peak foliage season! Bring your sense of adventure as we explore historic covered bridges surrounded by quaint villages and untouched forests of reds, yellows, and oranges. Wind your way through rocky river valleys and mountain passes as we enjoy the vibrant colors that surround us in the White Mountains. Relax on the banks of the Swift River along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway with a picnic lunch provided by a local cafe while we admire the scenery. We’ll stop in Jackson Village in the heart of Mt. Washington Valley with covered bridges and mountain views all around us. After we’ve gone over the river and through the woods, we’ll visit North Conway Village. Check out local shops, general stores, cafes, galleries, restaurants, the historic train station and mountain views from the park. Included in the cost: lunch from a local cafe (drink, sandwich, chips & cookie) and entrance fees to the Kancamagus Scenic Byway. Dinner is not included. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring extra layers, comfortable walking shoes, water and snacks, if you choose. We will be using a coach bus for transportation, equipped with a restroom. This trip is family-friendly. Please call RSU 5 Adult & Community Education at 865-6171 to register.
Discover the charms of the Pemaquid Peninsula, just in time for Halloween! Let’s stop at Fort William Henry and Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, one of the “most haunted places in America,” and explore beautiful Pemaquid Beach in the gorgeous autumn weather! Next, we’ll pick up lunch (and homemade dessert!) from a local cafe and visit one of Maine’s most iconic (and most haunted!) lighthouses - Pemaquid Point Lighthouse! Let’s enjoy lunch on the rocky coast of Maine while admiring the view, and make our way to a local apple orchard and farm stand for a tour and cider tasting (and maybe a cider donut or two, just to fully embrace the flavors of fall!). After we’ve had our fill, we’ll head to downtown Damariscotta to explore the boutiques, cafes, the book shop, the general store, and the picturesque waterfront! Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the best of the Pemaquid Peninsula! Included in cost: entrance fees, lunch from a local cafe (sandwich, chips, drink & dessert), cider tour and tasting with one homemade donut. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring extra layers, comfortable walking shoes, water and snacks, if you choose. We will be using a coach bus for transportation, equipped with a restroom. This trip is family-friendly. Please call RSU 5 Adult & Community Education at 865-6171 to register.
For over 100 years, Monhegan has been home to a flourishing artist colony and fishing village. The island is yours to explore: hiking trails with endless views from picture-perfect cliffs, art galleries, beaches, a shipwreck along rocky shores, harbor views, museums, picturesque villages, and so much more! Enjoy a guided tour and tasting with local brewers at Monhegan Brewing Company. There’s no better way to kick off autumn in Maine! Included in cost: coach bus transportation, ferry passage, trail map of the island, tour and tasting at Monhegan Brewing Company, and a few island-made goodies to take home. Lunch not included. We will be using a coach bus for transportation, equipped with a restroom. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring extra layers, comfortable walking shoes, water and snacks, if you choose. This trip is designed for active individuals who are comfortable walking substantial distances on uneven, somewhat steep, terrain. Hiking is not a requirement and is based on individual preference, but walking is required on the island. This trip is family-friendly. Please call RSU 5 Adult & Community Education at 865-6171 to register.
Have you begun writing a memoir? Or do you want to begin, but don’t know how to start? Whether you want to publish a book or preserve family stories and history, this course is for you. No matter what your writing experience, Pat Casey will help you get started, find inspiration, and save treasured memories in a form you will enjoy writing and reading over and over again. Please bring a laptop or notebook/pad and pen. Students must have computer access to compose and email their work.
Astrology provides great insight into our personalities. Learn about your Sun, Moon and Rising signs as depicted through the signs of the zodiac. In advance of class, registrants must provide place of birth, exact time, and date of birth to receive a color copy of their natal chart for use in class. No discounts.
Tap into new, surprising, inspiring words in this improvisational, studio-style, monthly afternoon writer's workshop. The focus is on creative flow, writing in the moment, and generating new material among fellow writers. You will produce writing in multiple forms, including fiction, poetry, memoir, even graphic narratives. This is NOT a manuscript or critique group, but expect to leave with raw material for future development. Raye Leonard is a former newspaper editor. She has taught writing at the college level since 2007 and holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from USM's Stonecoast. Class dates are Sept. 29, Oct. 27, and Nov. 24.