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AARP Smart Driver Course


with Don Lacount

Mar 24, 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.


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American Sign Language - Level I


with Alma Simmons

Feb 16, 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.


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American Sign Language-Level II


with Alma Simmons

Mar 30, 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.

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An Introduction and Overview to Tiny House Construction


with John Favreau

Apr 29, 2017 at 6 pm, 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. This 1-1/2 hour class is ideal for the person who is contemplating building a tiny house with the goal being to have 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

This class will be held at the Long Branch School, 25 Main Street, Bowdoinham.

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An Introduction to Maple Syrup Making


with Delbert Temple

Mar 18, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Come spend the afternoon learning about the history and fundamentals of maple syrup production. Students will initially meet at the Long Branch School facility at 25 Main Street in Bowdoinham. From there, we will travel a short distance to a small family maple syrup production facility.

The class will cover the basics, ranging from

  • how and when to tap the trees
  • which trees to tap
  • sap collection
  • processing
  • and final storage of the finished products

Part of this course will be gathering sap outdoors and part of the course will be indoors at the evaporator. The timing of the class is dependent upon Mother Nature, and students are encouraged to register early.

We are planning a March 19th class date, but the precise timing of the class may need to be changed based upon when the sap begins running.

Instructors: Delbert and Linda Temple Sponsored by Longbranch School


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Basic Dog Obedience


with John Palange

Mar 28, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you sometimes feel like your dog is the master? Do you think that your pet doesn't understand when you speak? Not to worry...

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

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Basic Sewing for Beginners and Intermediates


with Wynne Winchell

Mar 21, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join our "sewcial" and learn the very basics of sewing, if you are a beginner, or continue progressing if you've taken the class before. You will have an opportunity to create spring inspired gifts such as aprons, fabric books. place mats, decorations, simple clothing and more.

Learn how to read a pattern and understand the features of your sewing machine. Materials are provided. Bring your sewing machine to class.


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Becoming a Notary Public in Maine


with Gwen Cole

Apr 26, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Interested in becoming a Notary? Notaries Public perform a whole host of duties for which they are especially entrusted by virtue of a Notary Commission.

This course will prepare you to apply to become a Notary or to use your current Commission wisely and lawfully.

You will learn about everything from the history of Notaries, to

  • eligibility
  • powers and duties
  • procedures troubleshooting
  • record keeping
  • documents
  • content
  • and recommissioning.

These class sessions will prepare students to apply for a Notary Public commission. Course fee does not include the cost of application to the Secretary of State’s Offiice.

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