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Make Your Home a Healthier Home: Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
with Christine Crocker
Indoor air quality is now recognized as a majorenvironmental concern and is identified as a source ofminor and major health problems. Come and learn thesimple steps you can take to make your homeenvironment healthier for you and your family.This session will discuss the most common pollutantsfound indoors in Maine, and provide easy, practicalapproaches to reduce or remove them. Special emphasiswill be given to mold and moisture problems in homes,which are a common cause for concern. This is a greatsession for homeowners and home buyers, as well astenants.Free test kits for radon in air, radon in well water,and general well water will be available forparticipants.
Beginners Acrylic: Landscape Painting
with William Cox
This class is tailored towards the beginner artist. You will learn brush techniques and create a beautiful landscape scene with acrylic paints. The instructor will guide you through each step of the process. Come and create something beautiful! The instructor will provide all the materials.
Basket Weaving Workshop: Market Basket
with Diane Wheeler
In this basket weaving workshop students will learn how to make a Market Basket with a wooden handle. The cost of the course covers instruction and materials. Students will learn how to make a basket with a beginners kit. The basket will be 10in high (to top of handle), 12in long, and 6in deep (bottom of basket to rim). The instructor will provide stain to finish of your basket! Registration for this class will end on Feb. 28th. Be sure to enroll soon!
with NDEC Tom Furrow
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.
with Linda Easterbrooks
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.
with Mark King
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
Crochet a Reusable Grocery Tote
with Samantha Dimmick
Did you know Maine is banning plastic grocery bags in April? Come learn how to crochet a reusable grocery bag. This class requires knowledge of basic crochet stitches; bring your crochet hook, stitch markers and 3 balls of 100% cotton yarn (not cotton thread!).
House and Garden, Naturally
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!