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AARP Smart Driver Course
with Don Lacount
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.
Alcohol Ink Art
with Kellie Chasse
An Introduction and Overview to Tiny House Construction
with John Favreau
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 two-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
- and tiny house living.
This class will be held at the Long Branch School facility at 25 Main Street, Bowdoinham.
Art Night Out - Drilled Sea Glass Necklace & Key Chain--Session II
with Emily Jenson
Learn the secrets to drilling glass, stones and shells. Add colorful beads and spirals using our easy wire-wrapped loop techniques to create your own unique jewelry.
Choose from our collection of sea glass, beach stones and shells, or bring your own favorites.
Registration includes all the materials and instruction to make one pendant and key chain.
There are only 8 seats available for this class. Register early!
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
- 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.
Boating Safety - Navigation
with Hobie Ellis
Now that you are ready to set sail after the American Boating course - learn how to aid navigation! The Kennebec River Sail and Power Squadron (KRSPS) is offering this two-week session on navigation including the topics of plotting, use of compass, position determination, etc.
A materials fee of $20.00 is payable to KRSPS at first class. This class is only open to students who have completed the basic American Boating course.
Cooking for Crowds
with Deborah Barnett
Students need to register online with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at umaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/cooking-for-crowds. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 1-800-287-1471.
Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other services to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky!
- How do you store all that food?
- When is the food completely cooked?
- How long can you leave food on the buffet table?
Learn up-to-date methods for safely preparing, handling and serving food for large group functions in a workshop designed specifically for volunteers.
Church groups, food pantries, PTA's, and fire station auxiliaries, would all benefit from this training.
Digital Photo Safari - Botanical Garden
with Gary Swinton
This course is for amateur photographers who want to take their skills to the next level. Learn and apply how to control exposure, depth of field, and shutter speed for certain effects. Shoot in various formats and use advanced menu features to enhance your work.
The Saturday photo safari (5/12) will take us to Coastal Maine Botanical Garden where we should find tulips and other spring flowers bursting with color. The instructor will be available to make suggestions and answer questions as students are taking pictures. You’ll have an opportunity to practice with a variety of camera functions with special emphasis on the macro settings for close up shots.
Admission to the gardens and transportation will be at the expense of the student.
Reviewing and critiquing your photos will be the focus of the last class.
Please bring a camera that has an option for manual settings.