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Beekeeping for Beginners
with Peter Cowin
This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby, to learn pollinate their crops or generally learn more about honey bee husbandry. It covers what is needed, where to locate beehives, where to by them, what is costs, harvesting your own honey and how to care for bees so they survive the winter.
March 10 & 17
Suicide Prevention Workshop
with Walter Boomsma
This 2-hour awareness sessions will bring attendees into compliance with the law (LD 609) that requires all Maine school employees to receive basic suicide prevention education. Designed to raise awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs and to provide information on what practical steps to take if suicide is suspected. While focused on students and youth, the information and skills are appropriate for use with anyone who might be feeling suicidal, no matter what age. Walter Boomsma is Gatekeeper Trained and is a NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Certified Mental Health First Aid Specialist
Beginner Jewelry Making
with Linda Frautten
Come and see what you can create once you learn some basics of jewelry making. This 4 week class will teach you all you need to know to be able to make your own bracelets, earrings and more! Some material cost will be paid directly to the instructor.
with Bob Brown
Come learn the basics of a great recreational pastime in a short 6 lesson course. You will learn the basics starting with dancer names and positions, including formations and arrangements and many of the different calls associated with the world of square dancing. It’s easy, fun and a great physical activity. Get out of the house, off the couch, away from the screen and meet people. Bob Brown from Newport has been dancing for over 25 years.
The $45 fee is per couple
Boston Flower Show
with Cyr Bus Lines
Travel to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston for a fun day at the Boston Flower & Garden Show. Enjoy free time at the show along with the perfume of the season's first blossoms mixed with fresh, warm earth, the soft graze of a pussy willow, the gentle ripple of a gurgling stream and spring's first signs of renewal. Only 15 Seats available!
Native Plants for the Home Landscape
with Kate Garland
Native plants offer very important food and shelter resources for wildlife, birds and beneficial insects. They play an especially important role in our ecosystem as more and more of our wild spaces are being developed. Learn how home landscapes can enhance biodiversity and gather some ideas for natives that will beautify and even address some challenging landscape situations. Min class size 8.
Character Design for Cartooning & Illustration
with Obrianna Cornelius
Learn about creating living, entertaining and fun characters in this class! We will cover drawing, inking, communicating, composition, shapes and lines in this course, designed to challenge you as an illustrator and cartoonist. We will cover ideas such as finding your personal style, creating believable characters and much more! Come in with your ideas and see them come to life in this exciting class. You will walk away more confident and skilled in creating living characters on a page,
Materials needed are a sketchbook, pencils and micron pens
A small material fee of $5 is paid directly to the instructor
Backyard Poultry Care
with Donna Coffin
Prospective and beginning small-scale poultry egg producers or broiler keepers will gain a general understanding of what it takes to have poultry in their backyard. Poultry breeds, housing, health, and nutrition for small-scale egg producers and meat birds will be discussed. Results of research on the nutritional value of pasture raising different breeds of broiler chickens that was conducted at the UMaine J. Witter Teaching and Research Center will also be covered.
$5 class fee with $20 optional course book “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens.