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A Good Man with a Dog


with Roger Guay

Calendar Oct 19, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Come join the authors of the book “A Good Man with a Dog: A Game Warden’s 25 Years in the Maine Woods” by Roger Guay and Kate Clark Flora. Guay is a game warden and certified K9 handler, with a successful career that would span twenty-five years and see him establish canine units as a staple of the game warden service. Guay takes readers into the watchful world of a warden, catching poachers and protecting pristine wilderness, and the sometimes CSI-like reconstruction of deer and moose poaching scenes. His frequent companion is a little brown lab named Reba, who can find discarded weapons, ejected shells, hidden fish, and missing people. Kate Clark Flora will talk about the fascinating world of true crime that led her into doing research for the Joe Burgess police fiction series she continues to write. A Good Man with a Dog explores Guay’s life as he and his canine partners are exposed to increasingly terrible events, from tracking down hostile poachers to searching for victims of violent crimes. Books will be available to purchase.

AARP Smart Driver Course


with Don Lacount

Calendar Sep 29, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Brush up on your driving skills, and learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. The class is geared for students 50+ and is taught by an AARP trained volunteer. A break is scheduled for brown bag lunch. Participants who successfully complete the course are eligible for a reduction in automobile insurance premiums. Cost is $16.00 for AARP members with cards and $21.00 for non-members.


Advanced Bridge


with Lynn Izzi

Calendar Nov 1, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Okay, so now you have learned the basics of how to play bridge, but how can you gain experience and learn the finer points of bidding and scoring? Come and join us as we play and discuss bidding and strategizing as hands are played. The best way to learn is to experience it …come play with us, build your confidence and make new friends!

American Sign Language - Level I


with Alma Simmons

Calendar Sep 14, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
The ability to sign is a rewarding skill using the hands, face, and body to communicate with others. You will build a vocabulary, learn to sign easy sentences and gain insight into the Deaf/Hard of Hearing culture. Learn from Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals about their life experiences. This class is designed for beginners who want to learn a new language. It will be fun and exciting, so join us and meet some new friends! Students are responsible for purchasing text book from their preferred book seller, Signing, How to speak with your hands, ISBN 055337539-3.

American Sign Language-Level II


with Alma Simmons

Calendar Nov 2, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
This class is designed for those who want to expand their basic skills. Continue to build your vocabulary and signing techniques as you progress to a higher level. We will take a class trip to a local restaurant to practice our sign language skills. Come join us; it will be fun and exciting! Students will be able to use the same text book they purchased for ASL I, Signing, How to Speak with Your Hands, ISBN 055337539-3.

An Introduction and Overview to Tiny House Construction


with John Favreau

Calendar Sep 16, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
In this class, we will learn the basic fundamentals involved in the tiny house construction process. This is a lecture-based class that gives students an overview of tiny house construction, and there will be a completed tiny home at the school that will give students the opportunity to experience how it might "feel" to live in a tiny home. This class is ideal for the person who is contemplating building a tiny house so students walk away with the knowledge to make an informed decision. Topics covered in the class are not limited to, but will cover, design considerations, construction techniques, codes, and tiny house living. Class will be held at the Long Branch School, 25 Main Street, Bowdoinham.

Basic Dog Obedience


with John Palange

Calendar Oct 10, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Do you sometimes feel like your dog is the master? A well trained pet will make life easier and more enjoyable for everyone. In this six-week basic obedience class we will work on teaching your dog to walk without pulling on a leash, heel, sit, down, stay, and come, in a friendly and relaxed way. Dogs should be six months or older. Proof of rabies vaccination must be submitted to Adult Ed office prior to first class. You will need a six-foot leash and an appropriate training collar. John Palange has trained dogs professionally at K-9 Training Center for over 35 years, with other trainers often referring their most “challenging” dogs to him. He specializes in obedience and problem behavior. Check out his website at

Basic Sewing for Beginners and Intermediates


with Wynne Winchell

Calendar Oct 17, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Join our "sewcial" and learn the basics of sewing. Perfect if you are a beginner, or continue progressing if you've taken the class before. You will have an opportunity to create Christmas stockings, tree skirts, aprons, fabric books, place mats, decorations, simple clothing and more. Learn how to read a pattern and understand the features of your sewing machine. The instructor will have materials available for your first class project, after that you will need to bring your own. There will be plenty of books for you to get ideas and fabric to choose from. Bring your sewing machine to class.

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