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with Sherri Brann

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This class will help you gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals. At the end of the class you will have a personal money management plan. Cost: Free. Register through Adult Education. Offered by New Ventures Maine. Questions? Contact Sherrie at or 621-3436.



with Joanna Wilhelm

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Have you been hearing about essential oils being used for wellness and wondered whether they can also be used for your dogs, cats, or horses? Learn about essential oils, the different qualities, how they're made, and all the ways they can be used to help our four-legged furries. We'll cover it all - from helping calm anxiety to homemade repellents for them, and most importantly, information for safely using the oils with our pets. You will make a pest repellent spray and some all-natural cleaner for around the house to take home. I'll include additional pet-friendly recipes.



with Kennebec River Sail and Power Squadron

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course will be presented by members of the Kennebec River Sail and Power Squadron and The America’s Boating Club. The Piloting Course is oriented toward boaters relatively new to Navigation on the water. Students will learn how to determine Safe paths across the water, and then how to follow those pre-qualified paths using Electronics and Traditional Tools. Materials, Text and Certificate fee to be paid to the instructor. Members: $85; Non-Members: $160.



with Paul Harwath

Calendar Mar 8, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks
We will cover the making of a traditional longbow bow from common woods, both with and without the use of power tools. The use of power tools makes the task quicker but also makes it easier to cause a flaw that can cause breakage. The class will go over how to choose a piece of wood and what you will need to put your bow to use, such as a bow string and arrows. This class is designed to help you discern whether traditional archery is for you. Advanced classes will be available in the future.



with Paul Harwath

Calendar Mar 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
This class is a continuation of the Primitive Archery Introduction class. Instruction will include laminated bow design, the building of a bow vise for tillering, and advanced arrow, quiver, and shooting paraphernalia manufacturing.



with Wynne Winchell

Calendar Mar 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
This class is for the beginner or intermediate student. Students will learn machine basics: threading, bobbins, and types of stitching available on the sewing machine. Instructions will be given on the use of patterns. Intermediate students will have more time to further develop basic skills. This is a good opportunity to make a wedding present for a spring wedding, a shower present for a new baby, or the latest spring fashion. You may bring your own machine or use a classroom machine. Class limited to six students.
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with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn a unique method of creating silver jewelry. We'll be using 99.9% pure silver (won't tarnish!) to create stunning earrings, pendants and rings. Molds will be found in every day items.  A Material Fee of $65 is to be paid to the instructor the first night of class.



with Charles Lakin

Calendar Apr 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
If you think that this is a morbid class to be avoided at all cost, you're wrong. My purpose is to give you the information you need to make good decisions about what happens to your body after your death and to answer any questions you may have about those choices. You'll be surprised at how many choices you have. A recent attendee called the class "riveting". Come see for yourself; you'll even laugh sometimes. Take a look at to see what you'll learn.

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