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Basic Dog Obedience
with John Palange
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 40 years, with other trainers often referring their most “challenging” dogs to him. He specializes in obedience and problem behavior. Check out his website at www.palangedogtraining.com.
with Bob Foster
This bee school is designed to give those who are interested in getting started keeping bees a basic understanding of bee biology, hive dynamics, beekeeping equipment and setting up an apiary, as well as hive management, and understanding and managing pests and diseases. All sessions are taught by experienced beekeepers. The Kennebec Beekeepers Association encourages all who are interested in keeping honeybees and the challenges of beekeeping to join us! A materials fee of $55 includes a text book and one year membership to the Kennebec Beekeepers Association, due to the instructor at first class.
Bird Feeding Basics: Spring Edition
with Derek Lovitch
Join Derek Lovitch of Freeport Wild Bird Supply for this fun and informative program covering all of the topics that you need to create a perfect avian haven in your backyard! Food, water, and shelter are the basic components of survival, and we’ll learn how to supplement the natural environment to draw more birds to your yard and keep them happy and healthy. By selecting the best bird seed and offering it in different feeder styles and incorporating native plants that offer food and shelter, we’ll learn how to have more birds, and get more enjoyment from our backyards. We’ll cover the basics of the successful bird feeding station, including what to feed and what not to feed, types of feeders, problem-solving, and yes, of course, squirrel-proofing (and yes, It CAN be done!). The spring course will spend more time discussing bird houses, offering water, and attracting birds with native plants in order to have a well-rounded bird sanctuary.
DIY Father's Day Gifts with Essential Oils
with Mary Alderman
Come join us and make some unique and useful gifts for that special man in your life or even yourself! We will be making Father’s Day gifts with essential oils. These gifts will be appreciated as a thoughtful expression of your caring. You will have a choice: shampoo, conditioner, moisturizing cream, shaving cream, aftershave, beard oil and possibly more. Students will be able to make 1-4 items. A materials fee of $20 is due to instructor at the first class.
with Mullens Driving School
Mullen’s Driving School, with more than 40 years of experience, offers driver education classes in Central and Southern Maine. We want our students to be safe drivers throughout their lives. All of our classroom instructors are friendly and approachable, and they’re determined to put safe, responsible drivers on the road. There will be an additional fee of $20 to purchase textbook, How to Drive. Register on-line at www.mullensdrivingschool.com or call 1-800-595-9070.
Functions, Settings, and Menus-It's Complicated!
with Gary Swinton
Today's digital cameras have a variety of features. Are you getting the most out of your investment? Are you happy with the results? Let a professional help you figure it all out! You'll be surprised by how much sharper and more interesting your photos are when you learn how to use your digital tools. We'll discuss image size and quality, shooting options, and menu choices that will make a difference in the sharpness of your photos. A Saturday morning "shooting" class is included (4/20), giving everyone a chance for hands-on practice. Leave this course with a solid understanding of your camera and the confidence to start making it work for you. Please bring your camera with you. A manually adjustable camera will work best for the purpose of the class.
with Dawn Thistle
Gardiner has a fascinating history and the Gardiner Public Library has an amazing collection of artifacts, documents, maps, and photographs that bring it to life. Have you ever wondered about who may have lived in the historic homes in your neighborhood, what businesses or industries kept the downtown humming throughout the decades, or just what people did for fun during the long, cold Kennebec winters? Bring your questions and curiosity and join Special Collections Librarian, Dawn Thistle, for an armchair tour of historic Gardiner. Learn about Gardiner's literary, cultural, and economic contributions to the area and the nation.
Gel Printing with Plants
with SpinOff Studio