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Chain Saw Safety for Women
with Tina Scheer
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.
Christmas Wool Penny Wall Hanging
with Sharon Hill
Make a Wool Penny Christmas Tree wall hanging (15" x 23") using wool or Woolfelt™ by cutting pennies (circles of wool) and stitching them onto a wool background. Learn how to cut pennies and blanket stitch them to the background. A supplies list will be provided online or by request. Kits will also be available for sale by the instructor. Class meets twice: 10/27 and 11/10.
Coffin Building Workshop
with Chuck Lakin
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer Series for Seniors: Session 2 Working With Photos
with Trudy Martin
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.
with Healthy Acadia
Learn how to cook healthy food on a budget! This no-cost, 6 session cooking class is offered in partnership with Healthy Acadia. The series offers participants an opportunity to learn about easy ways to prepare healthy, family-friendly, delicious meals and stretch food dollars. Participants work together to create a meal each week and sample their recipe. Free take-home ingredients will be provided for all participants. This series is designed to engage community members who are experiencing low income, and who want to gain knowledge and skills to eat health food on a limited budget. Participants are requested to commit to all six classes in the series. No class 11/28.
Drumming & Percussion
with Kevin Campbell
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.
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.
Firearms Hunter Safety
with Ernest West
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Hunter Education Course is more than a "gun safety" class. Topics covered: proper handling, rifle and shotgun, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass, and landowner relations. Students are provided with a course handbook, outdoor survival information, additional handouts and homework assignments at the Friday (Sept. 13) evening session and return 8 days later on Saturday (Sept. 21) for lectures, demonstrations, field experiences and a final written exam. You must attend each day of the class in order to receive your certificate. Each course is taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to statewide standards. Students should bring a bag lunch on Saturday.
If you take the online course (https://www.hunter-ed.com/maine/), you need only register for the Saturday date, bring your printed voucher along with your survival kit and drink/lunch. Please call our office at 422-4794 to let us know to expect you, and we will register you.