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Not on Ancestry! What Next?


with B.J. Jamieson

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn how to explore resources beyond is a wonderful resource for genealogy research but other sites can also help put leaves on a family tree. Explore digitized newspapers and other sites to discover fascinating information about your family!

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 Feb 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 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!

Raising Backyard Chickens


with John Palange

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

So, you’d like to get started raising chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! In this class, we’ll talk about how to get started, choosing a chicken breed, pros and cons of various coops, raising chicks, chicken care, collecting and storing eggs, and more. Students should bring notebook and pen.

So You Want to Farm in Maine?


with Caragh Fitzgerald

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This multi-session course is designed for people who want to start a profitable farm or expand their farm hobby to a profitable business. During this course, participants will be equipped with knowledge and skills to start, adapt and maintain a profitable land-based business. Instructors for the course are Cooperative Extension faculty, Caragh Fitzgerald and Rick Kersbergen, along with guest instructors. The goals of the class are to help participants evaluate and start a farm-based business; understand the need for a business plan; select and use a recordkeeping system; understand how to use the Cooperative Extension and other agencies as resources for their farm business; and understand the importance of and basics of marketing their products, including customer surveys. Successful completion of this course qualifies participants for FSA Borrower Training Credit.

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.

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.

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