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with George Deans

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This workshop is open to all abilities and experience. Topics covered are fundamentals of hand and power tools, tool and machine maintenance, sharpening and shop safety.

You may come in with a project in mind, work with the instructor to create one, or not. You do not need to have a project to make this class a success.  Projects should be transportable. Participants are responsible for additional supply costs of their individual projects.

*No class 2/19.

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Six Feet Under or Not: End of Life Choices


with Chuck Lakin

Calendar Apr 1, 2020 at 10:30 am

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.

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Basic Dog Training (Session 2)


with Julie Rodick

Calendar Apr 2, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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

Full Course

Fly Fishing: Basic Fly Casting


with Kevin Tracewski

Calendar Apr 18, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

The goal of this course is to provide students with the casting skills necessary to fish effectively on your own. This is a hands-on course, so your time 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. This course will be taught in Orono by Kevin Tracewski, a certified fly casting instructor and author of the best selling book,  A Fisherman's Guide to Maine.

*Please bring a bag lunch/snack and something to drink.

Electric 101: Basics for the Homeowner


with David Webb, Sr.

Calendar Apr 30, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Please note that the dates have been revised due to the suspension of classes through April 5. They have not been approved by the instructor at this time.

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. 

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Genealogy for Beginners


with Trudy Martin

Calendar May 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

*Please note that the start date of this class is 4/7/2020.  Please disregard the date in the printed catalog.

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 over 20 years and she’ll share her researching and record keeping tips. You’ll look for records online, study a census, and begin your pedigree chart. A chart is 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 to do with another family member. 

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Basket Weaving: Garden Basket & Jean's Carry All Basket


with Gin Randolph

Calendar May 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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.

Full Course

Sewing 101: Get to Know Your Machine


with Sharon Hill

Calendar May 20, 2020 at 6 pm

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.

Full Course

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