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Addiction and Recovery


with Maryann Ogonowski

Calendar Oct 9, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

This seminar will assist community members, family members, health care professionals, and educators to better understand various aspects of addiction and recovery. The four areas that will be covered are: Contributing Factors, Addiction, Resiliency, and Recovery. The journey through the complex issues of addiction, and recovery can be overwhelming. These sessions are meant to assist participants with understanding the disease and the emotions that accompany caring for and loving an addict or an alcoholic. Resources and approaches for assistance and support will be shared during discussions.

Your instructor is an RN, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Life Coach and has worked in the addiction recovery field as for over 20 years. She is eager to share knowledge, experience, and hope, and to decrease stigma, pain, shame and loss.

Astrology: Introduction to Planets and Houses


with Heidi Eagleton

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Fascinated by astrology and want to learn more? Each week, Rev. Heidi Eagleton will introduce two planets along with their characteristics, their astrological signs and houses they occupy in an Astrological Chart.

Beekeeping for Beginners


with Peter Cowin

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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

Calendar Oct 6, 2019 at 9 am

Local logging sports athlete/promoter "Timber" Tina Scheer (Great Maine Lumberjack Show) and arborist Michelle Braley will teach women how to operate a saw! They will teach you everything from starting the saw, operating it safely, fixing simple problems on the chain saw, 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.

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Coffin Building Workshop


with Chuck Lakin

Calendar Oct 19, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Ever thought about building your own coffin? If so, here’s your chance to do your heirs a favor. After all, there’s only one other thing besides taxes that you can count on. During this workshop we will help you build a coffin. We’ll provide the material, the tools, and the guidance you’ll need. The basic design will be pretty much a plain pine box, but you’ll have a number of choices within that basic design: Straight or flared sides? Rough-cut or finished wood? Assembled with or without any metal fasteners. Imagine the fun you’ll have going to work on Monday, just waiting for the first person to ask how you spent your weekend. The cost of the workshop includes all coffin materials and expert guidance in the assembly process. Please note: we will need you to let us know your height, width at the shoulders and depth lying down (highest point may well be the feet)--this is in order to have the pieces cut to fit. You may email those along with your name to

Computer Series for Seniors: Session 2 Working With Photos
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Computer Series for Seniors: Session 2 Working With Photos


with Trudy Martin

Calendar Oct 21, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The days of getting actual photographs of your grandchildren is becoming a thing of the past. Our days are filled with pictures, but where will the images be in ten years? Come to this class to learn how to receive, send, edit, save, and organize your photos. Bring your phone (along with your Windows laptop or tablet) if it has pictures on it that you want to save. This class is not for those who are new to computers. Ideally, participants would have taken the first session, Managing Your Files, offered in this series. This class is not designed for Ipads or Macbooks.

Drumming & Percussion


with Kevin Campbell

Calendar Oct 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Master drummer/multi-instrumentalist Kevin Campbell will teach traditional West African and South American rhythms on a wide variety of drums and percussion instruments, ie. djembe, dunun, gourd shakers and balafon. In addition, he will combine specific hand drumming techniques with accompanying songs and percussion complements. All instruments provided and participants are encouraged to bring their own. All levels of experience and non-experience are welcome.

Electric 101: Basics for the Homeowner


with David Webb, Sr.

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Electric 101: Basics for the Homeowner Learn the basics in electrical theory, electrical safety, and electrical code (NEC 2017) pertaining to residential wiring and load calculations. This course will teach safety and allow the student to do basic device changes (receptacles, switches, dimmers, rheostats, lamps, lighting, ceiling fans, etc.). It will not equip a student to wire a home or to even wire a branch circuit. Class includes classroom time, hands on experience and a visit to a work site. No class 10/31.

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