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Archery Hunter Safety
with Ernest West
Class meets Friday evening 3/29 from 6-9pm and Saturday 4/6 from 9am-4pm.
This archery education course will provide students with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities and general safety. If you are not doing the online version, you must attend both classes. Passage of a final exam is required. You may bring something to eat and drink on Friday and Saturday and please be sure to bring a bag lunch and something to drink on Saturday.
Beekeeping for Beginners
with Peter Cowin
This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby or need help pollinating their crops. Class covers materials needed, where to locate bees? hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey!
Chain Saw Safety for Women
with Tina Scheer
Local logging sports athlete/promoter "Timber" Tina Scheer (Great Maine Lumberjack Show) and arborist Michelle Braley will teach you everything from starting the saw, operating it safely, fixing simple problems, filing a chain, cutting a small tree and de-limbing it, cutting your own firewood and doing it for yourself with confidence! Then it's into the woods to practice cutting safely with guidance from your instructors. This is a hands-on class. Expect a FUN atmosphere with expert knowledge! Students may bring their own chainsaw and safety equipment if they have them. Otherwise, equipment will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch and drink to class.
Crossbow Hunter Safety
with Ernest West
Planning on Getting a Crossbow Hunting License? To be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting license, any person (16 years of age and older) must hold a valid license to hunt big game and must submit proof of having successfully completed an archery hunting education course and a crossbow hunting course, or evidence of having previously held an adult archery and/or crossbow hunting licenses issued specifically for the purpose of hunting with a crossbow or bow and arrow in this state or any other state, province or country in any year after 1979. When proof or evidence cannot be provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit. Junior licensed hunters under 16 years of age do not need a crossbow license.
Fly Fishing: An Introduction
with Kevin Tracewski
Designed to get you solidly grounded in the fundamentals needed to enjoy fly fishing, the topics covered include: tackle selection and assembly, knots, fly casting, fish foods, artificial flies, fly fishing strategies, entomology, and wading safety. After completing this course, you should have all the understanding and skills necessary to catch fish with a fly rod on your own. Kevin is a registered Maine guide and author of the bestselling book, A Fisherman's Guide to Maine. Please bring a bag lunch/snack and something to drink.
Fly Fishing: Basic Fly Casting
with Kevin Tracewski
Learn the casting skills necessary to fish effectively on your own. This ?hands-on? course will be spent with a fly rod in hand, working on your own casting. Most instruction will be done in small groups, but casting suggestions will also be offered on an individual basis. Videotape analysis of your casting stroke will be provided. Students are encouraged to use their own fly rod and reel, but equipment will be available for anyone who needs it. Please do not buy new equipment just to take this course. Please bring a bag lunch/snack and something to drink.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden!
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? This is an introduction to the basics of organic gardening, presented by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA). We'll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. Learn the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics include: how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor is an experienced farmer or gardener from our area. All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
Let's Get Fit and Stay Fit (Session 2)
with Donna Abbott
This low-impact workout allows you to work at your own pace and level. It is 50-60 minutes of simple moving, with options to add some light weights (or not), use stretch tubing for resistance training and incorporate an abdominal workout and flexibility stretches. Anyone can do this. Class meets two times a week and includes holidays and school vacations. All levels welcome. Please bring a floor mat and 1-5 lb. weights. Drop-ins welcome @ $5/class. SNOW DATES: 4/15 & 4/17