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All The Dirt on Living the Good Life
with Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
Join writer and farmer Kirsten Lie-Nielsen as she talks you through some of the potential pitfalls and things to consider before 'going rural'. She'll discuss what kind of animals to consider, how to keep your homestead warm, and just how much to take on during the first year of homesteading. This introduction should help future farmers understand the realities of rural living, and will be full of stories of farm adventures. Kirsten is the author of Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese and So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader: All The Dirt on Living the Good Life. She keeps geese, goats, chickens, bees, ducks, and gardens in Liberty, Maine. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Art Night Out - Natural Brass Embossed Jewelry
with Art Night Out
Art Night Out - Wire Bound Seaglass Necklace and Earrings
with Art Night Out
Twist, wrap, and loop your way to a sophisticated design using elements drawn from the sea. Using sterling silver wire, pearls and seaglass, you'll create a lovely necklace and earring set. No drilling required. Bring your own seaglass or choose from our collection. Workshop fee includes all materials to make a pendant and one pair of earrings in sterling silver. There are only 8 seats available for this class. Register early.
Beginner's Crochet - Session II
with Samantha Dimmick
Have you wanted to learn how to crochet, but were overwhelmed by the vast array of available hooks, yarns, stitches, and patterns? In this class, you’ll learn about the tools and materials needed for crocheting, basic stitches, how to troubleshoot mistakes and how to read a yarn label. Students can choose to make a scarf, dish cloth, coffee cup cozy or headband - add a crochet flower for extra appeal. No previous experience is necessary. This class is the foundation for all crochet projects. Supplies needed will be discussed at the 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.
with Hobie Ellis
Get ready to set sail! The American Boating Course is offered by the Kennebec River Sail and Power Squadron (KRSPS). Topics include boating terms, federal and state boating regulations, aids to navigation, safety equipment, dealing with adverse weather conditions and emergencies. Participants should check with their insurance company to (perhaps) receive a discount based on course completion. Materials fee of $45.00 is payable to KRSPS at first class.
Boating Safety - Basic 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.
with Vicki Dill
This class will help you learn the basic fundamentals of cake decorating. It’s not just a buttercream world anymore! Whether you are new to cake decorating or have been decorating for years, this class will help you enhance your skills. Multiple techniques will be introduced and practiced. Students are required to bring their own cakes to decorate for this class. All other materials for decorating will be provided. A materials fee of $10 is due to the instructor at first class.