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Basket Weaving: Garden Basket & Jean's Carry All Basket
with Gin Randolph
Create two very functional baskets: one to carry your harvested vegetables and the other to carry items in--perfect for the market, your latest craft project, etc. Gardent Basket measures approximately 13L x 13W x 12.5H; Jean's Carry All basket measures approximately 15L x 9W x 10H. All materials are provided. All levels of experience are welcome to join.
Electric 101: Basics for the Homeowner
with David Webb, Sr.
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.
Hospice Myths Debunked: Hospice Offers More Than You Think
with Lori Johnson
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County invite you to a free informational session surrounding the common myths about hospice care, while also sharing information about how hospice services go far beyond what many people realize. Hospice Volunteer services available to individuals and families will be explained with the goal of serving patients and their families earlier in their journeys. Additionally, we will provide information about other services Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County provides such as assistance with Advance Care Directives and bereavement support for families before and after their loved ones have died. We encourage you to attend this informational session that will extend beyond the myths and confusion surrounding this topic. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
New Books New Readers
with Carl Little
New Books New Readers (NBNR) is a community book and discussion group for all level readers. Join us this Spring for books, poetry, and stories of Wabanaki history in Maine. All books are provided at no cost to participants for this four-session conversation and book group. Discussions are facilitated and will focus on appreciation for the natural world, passing of cultural traditions, and community. We offer NBNR in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission.
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!
Six Feet Under or Not: End of Life Choices
with Chuck Lakin
Home funeral educator Chuck Lakin offers this informational presentation on funeral alternatives. He will talk about home funerals, green cemeteries, natural burial, alkaline hydrolysis, family burying grounds, scattering ashes, advanced directives, pre-planning and prepaying, the "Funeral Rule" (a federal law), some different coffins (including plans for building your own), the dreaded paperwork, and anything else that comes up in the conversation.
Sewing 101: Get to Know Your Machine
with Sharon Hill
Do you have a sewing machine that you aren't on good terms with? Maybe you've inherited one and don't know the first thing about it. Bring your machine to class and become familiar with its operation and some of its attachments. Bring your machine with its manual (check online), any attachments and an extension cord. We'll get you up and running on it. If there is time, we'll stitch some simple seams on fabric which will be provided.
Basic Dog Training (Session 2)
with Julie Rodick
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. 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 a dog. No class 4/23.
Rabies vaccination record must be submitted prior to class start (fax 207-422-3612). Students should bring a six foot web or leather leash, a flat collar on the dog, and small training treats.
Julie Rodick is a Master Trainer and has been teaching dog training and behavioral classes for 30 years