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Genealogy First Steps
with Emily Schroeder
In this class for beginners to genealogy, we will learn research techniques using persons of particular interest. Document gathering, helpful tips for interviewing relatives and using specific forms will be covered. Also covered will be guidance in using resources, such as the Census, vital records, obituaries, and various organizations. Students will be referred to the Maine State Library and a number of websites for additional resources.
Getting Things Done When You are Over 60
with Harriet Vaughan
This class will focus on giving you the confidence to put things away rather than leave stuff on every horizontal surface as a way of remembering. You will learn how to use your energy well and to adapt and compensate for short-term memory glitches. Your instructor will be sharing techniques she has developed for herself as she has progressed through the aging process.
with Cathy Ottum
Enjoy learning a fun and fast way to create etched glass pieces. We'll provide a variety of etching patterns that will enhance and personalize your project. A goblet (that doubles as a candle holder) and an etching pattern of your choice (with all other needed supplies) is included in the cost of the class. You'll also have time to complete one or more additional projects on any clear glass items you bring to class. Consider bringing a clear mug, wine glass, clear carafe, vase, even a mirror. Supply fee for patterns and materials as well as for additional glass pieces will be available with prices that vary - starting as low as $1.00. Supply fee is payable to instructor at the class. Deadline to register is February 24th.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Sponsored by MOFGA
with Jon Ault
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for a workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
Healthy Lawn and Landscape
with Dale Finseth
Do you want a lush green lawn and landscape that is safe for kids, pets and the environment? Surprisingly, a healthy approach to landscaping will also save you time and money. Join us to learn how to create a more resilient, beautiful lawn, without relying on chemical fertilizers and weed and bug killers. Topics include fertilizing, controlling weeds and thatch, renovating poor lawns, transitioning to organic care, and more. Whether you maintain your own lawn or hire a professional, this class is for you! Dale Finseth is with the Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Hospice Volunteer Training
with Kathy Baillargeon
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients facing end-of-life and their families? Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice, a non-profit organization, is looking for hospice volunteers to join the hospice team, providing companionship to patients and respite services for family members. In the training, you will learn about the history and philosophy of hospice, family dynamics, spirituality, communication, the adult disease process and other end-of-life issues. The training includes both classroom time and on-line training. Volunteers are asked to make a 1 year commitment, 2-4 hours a week. You can make a difference - start today!
Hunter Safety: Skills & Exam Day
with Mike Foster
In these two sessions, students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents and pass a 50 question test with a grade of at least 70%. Please visit: www.hunter-ed.com/maine to complete the online portion of this course and obtain your voucher. A voucher number will be required in order to register for this class and students must bring the voucher to the first class.
Inman Park Quilt
with Barbara Acord
This is a very scrappy quilt that turns into a beautiful quilt. Your finished project will be a beautiful 84" x 70.5". A 10% discount will be given for the book and fabric if purchased at Mystic Maine Quilts. This class is at the beginner level. If you would like assistance in selecting the material, Barbara can be contacted at 522-9912. Supply list available upon registration. Note: Class is held at Mystic Maine Quilts, 5 River Road, Chelsea.