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Chain Saw Safety for Women


with Tina Scheer

Calendar Apr 28, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

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.

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Chalk Couture (Session 2)


with Danielle Williams

Calendar Apr 27, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

If you enjoy crafting and DIY projects, you’ll like this “make and take” class from Chalk Couture. Students will select from a variety of “surfaces” (double-sided boards, framed chalk board, etc.), and your instructor will demonstrate and then guide you on how to apply reusable silk screen transfers and the specially formulated, water-soluble chalk paste. Over 40 transfers and 30+ colors of chalk paste to choose from. Have fun while creating beautiful home décor pieces for yourself or as a gift.

Childbirth Education (Session 2)


with Nina Emlen

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join Nina Emlen, owner of Emlen Family Doula, and discover what to expect at the end of your pregnancy, during labor, and the first few weeks postpartum. You will learn what is happening emotionally and physiologically as you labor, what your options are during and after birth, and how you can prepare for the birth experience you want. This will be a fun, interactive class where you will meet other families who are preparing to welcome a baby into their life!

Please note that the registration fee of $69.00 covers two adults. Please register yourself online and either call us at 207-422-4794 or email us at to provide us with registration information for the additional person, if an additional person is attending. Thank you!


Genealogy for Beginners


with Trudy Martin

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Ready to start diving into your family history but not sure how to start? Trudy Martin has been doing genealogy for 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 and it's addicting!

Grow Your Own Organic Garden!


with MOFGA

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

(Class originally scheduled for Apr. 3 has been rescheduled for Apr. 8.) 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.

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Japanese Shibori Silk Scarves Class


with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Just in time for Mother's Day! Create two silk scarves using the unique process of resist. We?ll use PVC pipes and string to create the design on each scarf. Many colors will be available to enhance your designs and you will also be given the opportunity to paint directly on the silk scarves. The science of art and the creativity of the individual unite in this workshop to produce a finished product that can be worn with pride or given as a gift.

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Maine Driving Dynamics


with Don Saunders

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Aimed at improving a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities, this five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that challenge drivers on Maine's highways. Upon completion, students receive a three-point credit on their driving record. (Some insurance companies give discounts after completing this course. Check with your company for details.) Must bring driver's license to class.

Age 65 and older should call our office directly at 422-4794 to register and receive the discounted price of $25.

Monday Evening Indoor/Outdoor Fitness Walking


with Kathy Nyborg

Calendar Jan 7, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 24 weeks

Want to stay active? Get into a walking routine! Join Kathy and Jean at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center for an hour of indoor/outdoor walking depending on the weather. You can saunter, power walk or speed walk. Whatever your pace you can do it safely. Just drop in.

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