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Understanding Word


with NDEC Tom Furrow

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 , runs for 4 weeks

This class is through the National Digital Equity Center, a programdedicated to providing Maine students with computer skills and digitalliteracy. Students will learn about the Microsoft program word. Theword processor can be used for documents, letters, and resumes.Students will be able to explore the different templates Word has to offer.

Phone Photography


with Linda Easterbrooks

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

For anyone that wants to explore features of their phone like light balance, panoramic continuous shot, sharing, printing, and other features available on your phone.  You must bring your smartphone with a camera to class.

Composting 101


with Mark King

Calendar Apr 8, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to set up your own home compost operation, but were afraid it was too difficult to do? If so, then this class is for you. During this two-part program, students will be introduced to the world of backyard composting while learning how easy it really is to do! Topics covered will include: an introduction to compost biology, review of various compost systems, a discussion of compost feedstocks and their challenges, how to setup and manage your compost pile/bin, how to trouble-shoot compost problems and finally, what to do with the finished product. This class is designed to appeal to both novice and experienced composters alike

House and Garden, Naturally

Calendar Apr 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Spring is coming (REALLY!! It is!), and with it comes throwing open windows, clearing out the dust, and getting the gardens ready for another growing season. Whether wiping the dirt out of your home or wiping the dirt off your hands is your favorite, either way, we have natural solutions for keeping pests and critters out, for returning the sparkle, and for supporting your organic gardening. All are super simple, proven effective, and will have you breathing easy, literally and figuratively. We’ll have a casual get- together that will be a fun time and informative, too! And you’ll get to make a couple goodies, along with the recipes to make more! These are easy to make -- one will freshen up your home and another will keep pests adhering to the "hospitality rules". And there will be an extra surprise bonus, too, plus some additional easy-peasy but good recipes!

Fiddlehead Talk


with Dave Fuller

Calendar Apr 28, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to properly identify and sustainably harvest and cook Ostrich Fern fiddleheads in this program. Dave Fuller is an Agriculture and Non-Timber Forest Product Professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. His past research has included a study on the effects of harvesting fiddleheads from wild fern stands.

Dog Obedience


with Donna Cassista

Calendar May 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This is a beginner dog obedience class appropriate for dogs 4 monthsold and up. Positive teaching method will be used to teach sit, down,come, and walk safely on a leash as well as behavioral problems andleadership from the owners.

Forestry for Maine Birds


with Sally Stockwell

Calendar May 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Maine Audubon for an afternoon of outdoor exploration and forest habitat assessment in Winthrop. Participants will learn about how to identify forest birds; what features songbirds need to breed successfully; different approaches to forest management, and then discuss options for techniques that help support forest birds and other wildlife. Forestry for Maine Birds is geared toward landowners, natural resource professionals, and anyone interested in learning about managing woodlands "with birds in mind." We will start in the classroom and then take a walk in the Roger Guerrette Community Trails.

Financial Literacy


with Jake Holmes

Calendar May 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

A good budget and savings commitment are the foundation of yourfinancial success. In this program, learn how to budget and reduceexpenses, set savings goals, prevent fiscal fraud, and get a grasp oncredit. Presented by Maine Credit Unions.

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