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Essentials of College Planning - Multiple sessions
with Shelbie Ross
To register, please call 1-800-281-3703 or go to www.meoc.maine.edu. You need only to attend one date listed at the end of the description.
In this workshop we will survey the basic steps for successful college enrollment. The session will discuss college & trade school options in our region, entrance requirements, readiness & transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. You will review a typical admissions application, request admissions materials and financial aid information from prospective colleges, and complete the FAFSA. This session is designed to set the stage for future enhanced workshops and individual counseling sessions. Participants should bring their most current tax income information (or good estimates and available W2s) & any high school/GED/HiSET and college transcripts they have available. This better allows Shelbie Ross, Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) Advisor, to customize workshop details to participant needs and will aid in the MEOC enrollment and financial aid process. Meets 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/16/2020, 2/13, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11, 7/9 & 8/20.
Firearms Hunter Safety
with Ernest West
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Hunter Education Course is more than a "gun safety" class. Topics covered: proper handling, rifle and shotgun, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass, and landowner relations. Students are provided with a course handbook, outdoor survival information, additional handouts and homework assignments at the Friday (Sept. 13) evening session and return 8 days later on Saturday (Sept. 21) for lectures, demonstrations, field experiences and a final written exam. You must attend each day of the class in order to receive your certificate. Each course is taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to statewide standards. Students should bring a bag lunch on Saturday.
If you take the online course (https://www.hunter-ed.com/maine/), you need only register for the Saturday date, bring your printed voucher along with your survival kit and drink/lunch. Please call our office at 422-4794 to let us know to expect you, and we will register you.
Fresh Holiday Wreath Workshop
with Audrey Gilman
Learn tricks of the trade from a Downeast , 30+ year veteran wreath maker on how to create and decorate fresh balsam wreaths in time for the holiday season. You’ll get “tips” on when and how to harvest brush, permission documentation, and shipping information. Students will use a 12” metal ring to produce a beautiful, fresh, double-faced 20-24” balsam fir wreath to take home and hang. Instructor will also demonstrate how to create garland. Materials provided: freshly picked Maine balsam fir tips, ring, rope and wire. Students should bring a $10 supply fee, gloves, small hand pruners and any ribbon or decorations they would like to use.
Genealogy for Beginners
with Trudy Martin
Ready to start diving into your family history but not sure how to start? Trudy Martin has been doing genealogy for over twenty years, and she’ll share her researching tips. You’ll look for records online, study a census, and begin your pedigree chart. You can bring your own computer for research or use one of ours. (It’s not mandatory for you to research online.) It’s a great hobby to do with another family member!
German for Beginners
with Michelle Wyler
Guitar - Advanced Beginners
with Kevin Campbell
We will continue to build on the concepts of chord structures for songs from many different styles of music. The class will also introduce students to the basics of melody and solo line playing over the music on any chosen song. This class is for those who have previously taken a beginner guitar class from Mr. Campbell or any other guitar teacher.
If you are unsure, please contact us, and we will help to appropriately place you in the best class for your level. Students should bring their own guitar to class.
Guitar - Beginners
with Kevin Campbell
Learn the basic elements of the six-string guitar and be introduced to chords, various strumming styles and the keys to playing along with your favorite music. Kevin uses quick learning tips to have fun learning how to tune the strings and play basic chords from different musical genres. The class is for beginners, children and adult guitar enthusiasts. Students must bring a six-string guitar to the class.
Harvest Seaweed Feast
with Kara Ibarguen
In this 2 ½ hour class participants will get an introduction to the many varieties of seaweed and their unique flavor and nutrition profiles. We’ll set an Alaria-Adzuki Bean Stew simmering while we tour the facility, then we’ll dive in to a delicious feast! We’ll try seaweed butter on toasty baguettes, a garden salad with a Dijon-sea vegetable vinaigrette, the stew, and a surprise sweet finish. Bring your take-home containers and a healthy appetite!