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Dragonflies & Bees in Stained Glass
with Cathy Ottum
Choose a colorful dragonfly or bee to adorn your favorite houseplant. In this session your soldering experience will come in handy as you foil, solder and strengthen with wire, your fancy flier. You'll be using glass and beads (you'll select from my stock) in the production of your selected piece. You will learn to wire overlay when you assemble either piece. Your completed project will be wired to hang or stand in your favorite house plant. All supplies, materials and equipment needed are included in your cost - appr.$10.00 for each dragonfly and appr. $6.00 for each bee. Glass cutting and soldering experience is necessary to complete these projects. Deadline to register is April 23 and specify dragonfly or bee when registering.
Estate Planning 101
with Dan Eccher
As you grow older, you may worry about how you can remain independent, pay for the care you may need, and preserve your home and your savings. Alternatively, you may be responsible for an older relative who is starting to fail. In this course, you will find out how and where to find good care, how to cover the costs, and what opportunities there are to preserve your estate for you and your family’s benefit. Subjects will include: home care, nursing home and residential care, government programs such as Medicare and more.
Genealogy First Steps
with Emily Schroeder
In this class for beginners to genealogy, we will learn research techniques using persons of particular interest. Document gathering, helpful tips for interviewing relatives and using specific forms will be covered. Also covered will be guidance in using resources, such as the Census, vital records, obituaries, and various organizations. Students will be referred to the Maine State Library and a number of websites for additional resources.
Getting Things Done When You are Over 60
with Harriet Vaughan
This class will focus on giving you the confidence to put things away rather than leave stuff on every horizontal surface as a way of remembering. You will learn how to use your energy well and to adapt and compensate for short-term memory glitches. Your instructor will be sharing techniques she has developed for herself as she has progressed through the aging process.
Healthy Lawn and Landscape
with Dale Finseth
Do you want a lush green lawn and landscape that is safe for kids, pets and the environment? Surprisingly, a healthy approach to landscaping will also save you time and money. Join us to learn how to create a more resilient, beautiful lawn, without relying on chemical fertilizers and weed and bug killers. Topics include fertilizing, controlling weeds and thatch, renovating poor lawns, transitioning to organic care, and more. Whether you maintain your own lawn or hire a professional, this class is for you! Dale Finseth is with the Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Iris Folding For Beginners
with Cheri Weston
Know the 10 Signs
with Lee Pennington
This program is for anyone interested in learning more about the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. The purpose of this workshop is to provide the general public with a greater understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and dementia and what to do if they have signs of Alzheimer’s disease. At the workshop, you will learn: how to tell the difference between Alzheimer’s and typical aging; steps to take if you recognize a warning sign in yourself or someone you know; the process for receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and why early detection is crucial.
Learn to Sail Session I
with Joel Ellis
Have you always wanted to sail? Want to give it a try? This is introductory sailing instruction and will include rules of navigation, safety instruction, rigging the sails, tacking, dealing with weather and more. Instruction takes place on the water in a 23 foot sloop. Successful completion of this course will enable individuals to responsibly skipper or crew a day sailor in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions. Bring a life jacket and dress to be on the water. Requires physical ability to get in and out of boat from the dock. Choose your preferred session. Class is held at Androscoggin Yacht Club, 22 Lake Street, Wayne.