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Apple Fruit Tree Pruning - Spring 2019


with Casey Elmer

Calendar Next session starts Mar 30, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
Fruit tree enthusiasts all know it has always been a tradition to prune your fruit trees on the warm spring day, we will show you that you can also prune in the fall. If you have a tree that has been neglected and want to reinvigorate it but are not sure how to properly prune your tree, then this class is for you. This class will cover how to prune a fruit tree, what to look for and then we will have a demonstration.

Beginner Acrylic Pour Painting Part II - Spring 2019


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Apr 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this sequel to Beginner Acrylic Pours, we will focus on “swipes” where paint is poured differently than in the beginner class, and then swiped using various implements to reveal layers of color. Popular swipe techniques such as Ocean Wave, Starburst, Paper Towel, and ball chain swipes will be discussed. Each student will be able to choose their own colors and the swipe technique that appeals to them.

You must have taken Beginner Acrylic Pouring with Tara or be familiar with mixing and pouring acrylic paints to take this class.

BHP: Behavioral Health Professional Training - Spring 2019


with Lyn Dowler

Calendar Next session starts Feb 26, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

The State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services: Children’s Behavioral Health Services (DHHS-CBHS) requires professionals working in children services be trained to meet the unique needs of the individual served. This training, in partnership with Woodfords Family Services Training & Resource Center, meets the State guidelines. High School Diploma or HiSET (GED) required.

The 42 hour course includes the following:

  • Lecture, Discussions, Group exercises
  • CPR/first aid/AED certification
  • Training with bloodborne pathogens

Boho Dreamcatcher Wall Hanging - Spring 2019


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Feb 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This boho dreamcatcher wall hanging is fun and easy to make. The instructor will have beads, trims, ribbons, hoops, and some feathers but if you have specific colors you would like to work with, you should bring them. Yarn, ribbon, decorative trims will all work. For health reasons, please only bring store-bought feathers, not feathers from the wild. If you have a glue gun, please bring it. You can use a doily for your center if you have it- make sure you bring a hoop (like a wooden embroidery hoop) that will fit it.

Boosting Your Web Site Traffic ONLINE - Spring 2019


with UGot Class Online

Calendar Next session starts Mar 4, 2019 , runs for 4 weeks

Acquire the basic skills to boost your web site traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results.

Boston Flower Show - Spring 2019


with Sue De Cesare

Calendar Next session starts Mar 16, 2019 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Savor Spring: 2019 at the Boston Flower & Garden Show

Travel by bus to Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center for the Flower and Garden Show.

The Boston Flower & Garden Show is about inspiring, educating and motivating the region’s gardeners. Whether for curb appeal, backyard, kitchen, indoor, rooftop or community gardens, this is where New England’s green lovers go to discover new ideas while having fun with family and friends.

Colorful life-sized gardens and vibrant floral designs incorporate the newest design elements, examples of the popular and healthy food gardening trend, ideas for adopting sustainable gardening practices and air-cleansing indoor plants. Included will be small-space gardens, homesteading hobbies, edibles-as-ornamental and family and pet-friendly spaces for outdoor relaxation and entertaining.

This year’s Show theme is “The Beauty of Balance”, which is a key factor in design decisions, plant and material choices, and in cultivating the right-size garden for our lives and budgets. We explore the harmony we create within our gardens, vases and living spaces.

Please indicate pick up/drop off location when registering.

Biddeford Pick Up/Drop Off:

  • leaves from Park & Ride at Exit 32 at 8:30am
  • leaves the Seaport Trade Center at 3:00pm
  • returns to Park & Ride at Exit 32 at approximately 5:00pm

South Portland Pick Up/Drop Off:

  • leaves from Park & Ride at Exit 45 at 8:00am
  • leaves the Seaport Trade Center at 3:00pm
  • returns to Park & Ride at Exit 45 at approximately 5:30pm

Bottle Vases - Spring 2019


with Martha Chessie

Calendar Next session starts May 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Bring along 2 glass jars, such as a mayonnaise jar, salsa, spaghetti sauce, or pickle jar, to make these two wonderful baskets just in time for Mother’s Day.

Bring along a mop size bucket, scissors, 12 spring type clothespins, pencil, jackknife, tape measure, and a spray bottle.

Branch Weaving - Spring 2019


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts May 4, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

In this gentle introduction to basic weaving, we’ll be working with colorful yarns and Y-shaped branches. Please bring one sturdy Y-shaped branch approximately 1/2” or larger in diameter. The branch should be cut green (not dead, dry, brittle) and free of leaves. If you do not have access to branches, please let us know and the instructor will provide them. The instructor will also have lots of pretty yarn but you can bring any yarn you choose. Various styles and textures of yarn look good together in a weaving.

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