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Overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)


with Nichole Hinton

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This course provides an abbreviated overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and how it is used to support youth with disabilities. ABA is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, adaptive learning skills, hygiene, etc. ABA is effective for children and adults with psychological disorders in a variety of settings. It has also been shown that ABA can significantly improve behaviors and skills and decrease the need for special services.

Photographing Wildlife


with Gary Swinton

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn to create amazing wildlife photos from a professional. Topics include choosing the right camera gear, isolating subjects, dealing with backgrounds, using natural light to your advantage, how to use zoom functions effectively, choosing exposure techniques that will provide the best images and finding uncommon perspectives. Our 5/4 class will be held at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray! We’ll talk about animal behavior, habitats and how best to find animals in the wild. Residents include deer, black bear, eagles, owls and more. It will make an excellent location to practice your skills. There will be a fee to gain entrance to the park. This will be an individual or split fee depending on what the class decides. Please bring a bag lunch, or you may purchase a lunch there. Some walking will be required.

R.A.D. for Seniors


with Amanda Roggio

Calendar Apr 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

R.A.D. for Seniors offers awareness and defense strategies for older adults. This course is taught in a relaxed environment that is conducive to learning tested instructional techniques, proven tactics, and insights about the safety issues unique to older adults. Our program also includes physical defense workouts for technique development, and educational components to assist with the development of defensive strategies. R.A.D. for Seniors is a minimum (15) hour program to be offered in (10) sessions. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and either sneakers, or flat, comfortable shoes. Class is open to both males and females. Only four spots available so register early!

Story Of The North Pond Hermit


with Maeghan Maloney

Calendar Apr 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
The North Pond Hermit was found in 2013, but six years later his story still draws an audience. District Attorney Maeghan Maloney travels the state to talk about Christopher Knight. He avoided humans for almost three decades, living in the woods of Rome using food and supplies he stole from camps around North Pond. Come join Maloney as she shares the story of prosecuting Knight and answers questions that you have often wondered about.

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String Art Workshop


with Brett Trefethen

Calendar Apr 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Let's make String Art! We'll be using reclaimed Maine barn wood, recycled nails, string and your own creativity. Artist will be on hand to walk you through how to make these decorative home accessories. Bring a friend and enjoy a fun and creative evening. You'll end up with a nice gift-able piece or something to decorate your own space with.

Technology Help Desk


with Adam Soto

Calendar Mar 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You don’t need to be a techno-pro to conquer digital issues! This service, offered once a month, is designed to show you (the consumer) how to troubleshoot and possibly repair hardware or software issues you might be experiencing. Topics may include prevention and removal of viruses and spyware; cleaning up files and folders that may be slowing down your work; issues common to phones and tablets, connectivity issues and more. You’ll leave this class with knowledge and skills which could save you time and money! Students will have one-to-one or small group time with our guru. Contact us (582-3774) if you are uncertain if your specific issue can be resolved. This class is FREE if you are a College Transistions Student.

Ten Ways to Improve Your Woodland for Wildlife


with Tom Doak

Calendar Apr 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This workshop outlines steps woodland owners can undertake to improve their woodland for wildlife. The focus is on basic principles of wildlife management and actual doable actions to enhance wildlife habitat.

These Storied Walls - Trace the History of Your Gardiner Property


with Dawn Thistle

Calendar Apr 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Do you have a particular Gardiner home or building you find intriguing? Have you wondered about its history - who lived or worked there, what businesses operated at that location, when it was built, or how its footprint changed over the years? Many answers to these questions can be found in old maps, directories, deeds, and newspapers in the Gardiner Public Library's amazing collection of archival resources. Special Collections Librarian, Dawn Thistle, will guide you through the library's collections, as well as other historical and online sources, to develop a timeline and narrative of the property you would like to explore - and you'll find yourself happily ensconced in plenty of Gardiner history, too!

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