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Basic Manners for Dogs

$59

with Kelly Pontbriand

Calendar Oct 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Our basic dog obedience class is geared towards dogs with minimal training. You will learn how to teach your dog the following commands: sit, down, come, stay, leave it, heel and loose leash walking. Positive motivational training methods will be used. Your dog must be at least 5 months old.Dogs with aggression issues should not be brought to class. Instructor may ask a dog to leave the class if aggression problems occur.

Class size limited to 6 dogs. More than one human may accompany their dog.

Students should bring a six foot web or leather leash, a flat collar on the dog, and small training treats.

Vaccination records must be submitted no later than one week prior to class start date to confirm registration (fax 207-422-3612).

Full Course

Beekeeping for Beginners - Spring

$45

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Mar 25, 2019 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 to help pollinate their crops. It covers what is needed, where to locate bees hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Many join the class because they are aware of the huge importance and decline of honeybees and other pollinators and just want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey!

Peter Cowin (aka The Bee Whisperer) is President of the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association and is part of the Maine State beekeepers Association Swarm Team with a specialization in the removal and safe relocation of honeybee colonies which have become established in the walls of people’s homes and out buildings. Keeping honeybees on and off since the age of 11, he has grown his hobby into a cottage business known as “Hampden Honey.”

 

Chain Saw Safety for Women (Session 1)

$48

with Tina Scheer

Calendar Oct 13, 2018 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.

 

Chain Saw Safety for Women (Session 2)

$48

with Tina Scheer

Calendar Oct 14, 2018 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.

 

Driver Education
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Driver Education

$475

with Drivers Edge

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Driver education classes are open to high school students as well as adults. Maine driving permits issued upon course completion. Class consists of 30 classroom hours plus 10 driving hours. Small class size, individual instruction, road test reviews and private lessons. The course fee does not include the check for the Secretary of State in the amount of $35.00. This course is licensed by the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles and is taught by Drivers Edge Driving School. No class 10/31.

For more information or to register for classes, please call 207-941-9494.

 

Drumming & Percussion

$69

with Kevin Campbell

Calendar Oct 30, 2018 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, we 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.

 

Genealogy for Beginners

$35

with Trudy Martin

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Ready to start diving into your family history but not sure how to start? RSU 24 Adult Education teacher, Trudy Martin, has been doing genealogy for 20 years and she'll share her researching tips. You'll look for records online, study a census, and begin your pedigree chart. A chart will be included in your course fee. 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 and it's addicting!

 

Full Course

German for Beginners

$69

with Michelle Wyler

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Using a combination of high tech (language apps!) and low tech (index cards!) in an effort to reach all types of learners, this course offers an introduction to the German language within the context of its culture. During class we will focus on conversation and proper pronunciation in a variety of settings. Homework will be self-directed, with the goal of learning new vocabulary words each week. Instructor hopes to bring in German specialty foods whenever possible as a way to expand and enliven the conversation.

 





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