Five Town CSD Adult Ed is winding down the winter semester with several classes beginning in January, many of which would make a great gift! All in-person classes require masks, social distancing and a COVID-19 Wellness Check the day of the class.

Outdoor classes include Ski Lessons for Beginners, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20 for four weeks at the Camden Snow Bowl, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners, meeting four Saturdays, beginning Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. This class will meet the first week at the Camden Hills Regional High School Field House, then at various trails in the area.

For those who are already an outdoors person, there is a 10-week Registered Maine Guide Training, beginning Tuesday, Jan.19 from 7 to 9 p.m. This blended class will consist of 10 3-hour online classes, 5 mini online classes, and 35 hours of homework. There will be additional classes for all-day skills workshops not included in the registration fee.

More fun fitness opportunities can be found with Pickleball — either Learn to Play or Skills and Drills classes held for four Wednesdays each at Midcoast Recreation Center, with one session beginning Jan. 6 and another Feb. 3. Middle Eastern Dance will be held for four weeks at the American Legion Hall in Camden, beginning Jan.14 from 6:30-8 p.m. The latter is a blended class which will be available to take either in-person or via Zoom.

Additional face-to-face offerings are Acoustic Guitar for Beginners, six-weeks, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Magic Lessons for Everyone, four weeks, beginning Thursday Jan. 7; and a one-day Open Studio painting class on Tuesday, Jan.19 from 6 to 8 p.m. All three of these classes will be held at the American Legion Hall in Camden, with an additional opportunity to participate via Zoom for the Open Studio class.

Remote classes held using Zoom in January are the one-night Whiskey Demystified on Monday Jan. 25 from to 7:15 p.m. and the Origins of the Middle East Conflict, beginning Jan. 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for six weeks.

Whether you want to be in or out this season, Adult Ed has something for you. Visit for more information or call 236-7800, option 5.