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Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

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with Local Gear Staff

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What happens if you get a flat? How do you take off your wheel? What if your chain falls off when you’re out on a ride? What should you do if your brakes are rubbing? Don’t be caught walking your bike home! The Local Gear is offering a class to teach you the skills needed to get home safe from common mishaps on a ride and how to address problems with your bike before they happen. Limit 10 people. Register by emailing Dave at or calling (207) 625-9400.



with Megan and Erl Brown

Calendar May 18, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

Tired of paying rent? Wondering how you can buy a home and start building equity instead of paying someone else's mortgage? Come learn all about the home buying process from industry experts! This is a chance to have all your questions answered. Best of all, participants can earn a closing cost credit by attending this class! Join us and learn how you can take the next step towards home ownership! Pre-registration is not required but is very helpful due to available space.

     Megan and Erl Brown, Realtor Team

     Maine Real Estate Experts

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with Ann John

Calendar May 18, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Collages can be used to express ideas, create works of art, or both! This versatile art form originated in the 1900s and was used by Picasso, Braque, and others as they experimented with different styles. Join Ann in exploring different colors, textures, and ideas to create a unique work of art. Variety is, after all, the spice of life. Please pre-register as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.


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with Lee Sullivan

Calendar May 19, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

All parts of purchasing a home are covered in this ME hoMEworks course, including making decisions, setting a budget for homeownership, improving credit, getting a mortgage approval, selecting a realtor, inspections, insurance, the closing process, energy efficiency and avoiding predatory lenders. Learn more about the closing cost and down payment assistance programs offered to veterans, first-time homebuyers and other groups. Learn about obtaining the Certificate of Completion needed by the USDA, the ME State Housing Authority and other lenders for their mortgage programs.Register the person you are buying your home with at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate. Free individualized counseling is available following the class. Please have a pen and notepad available. Registration closes on May 15.  Required: You must respond to the email from YCCAC to finalize registration and receive Zoom link.



with Peter Cyr

Calendar May 19, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

The Brown Family or their caretakers owned Valley Lodge for 181 years until 1973. Brothers David and Ephraim Brown came to Flintstown (now Baldwin) with their father, Captain David Brown, from Concord, Massachusetts, in 1783. Captain David Brown helped lay out the plot plan and worked on the roads in Flintstown. He never lived in Maine, but his son Ephraim built Valley Lodge. Ephraim's brother David built Saddle Back Farm (now gone) right above Valley Lodge. Ephraim had seven children who all lived to be adults. Thus, in the early 1800s, he added to the original cape by building a Federal Colonial over the front half of the cape. However, none of the early features of the cape were disturbed. It is possible to see the evolution of architectural styles from the mantels. From pre-revolutionary to the late Victorian periods, 95% of the original features are still present. Valley Lodge was featured in the April 2011 issue of Early American Life; a copy is at the Brown Memorial Library. Valley Lodge is located at 67 E. Saddleback Road, West Baldwin. Take Brown Road, which goes up behind Limington Lumber on Route 113. Take the first right, which is E. Saddleback. Valley Lodge is the first house. Please note: There is no charge for this tour. The $5 registration fee will be donated to the Baldwin Historical Society. If you would like to contribute other funds to the historical society, you may do so at  the time of the tour. Pre-registration is required due to spacing and safety issues. Extra sessions will be available as needed.



with Marie Armentino

Calendar May 20, 2024 at 10:45 am, runs for 1 week

Welcome spring with beautiful colors and mosaics using buttons! Utilizing the pointillistic techniques of Neo-Impressionists to include Seurat, Signac, and Van Gough, you will use points of color to create a “bigger picture”. Who knew a button could do so much? Please pre-register as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.




with FA Instructor

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you struggle with food obsession, overeating, undereating, or bulimia? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) offers a solution for all forms of food addiction. There are no dues or fees. To preserve confidentiality, call Sharon, the FA Coordinator, for zoom access link (207) 205-7373 or email



with Valerie Lovelace

Calendar May 22, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

There is still a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation about Maine's compassionate end-of-life care option. Many providers and patients are still not familiar with Maine's Death with Dignity Act. In effect since September 2019, the law permits physicians to practice medical aid-in-dying under specific circumstances. Join this class to get fact-based information and the details you need to know about Maine's law, how to have the conversation with your physician, and how to qualify for the law or support your loved one who may be qualifying. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.



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