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Apple Fruit Tree Pruning - Fall 2018


with Casey Elmer

Calendar Next session starts Oct 20, 2018 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.

Driving Dynamics - Fall 2018


with Richard Todd

Calendar Next session starts Nov 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The Maine Driving Dynamics Course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. A certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor teaches the course, and the course format engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Course can be taken for credit only once every 365 days. (If not on time, you will not get credit for class.)


65 years and older $25

Excel Essentials - Fall 2018


with Margie Genereux

Calendar Next session starts Sep 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
1 additional session on Nov 19, 2018

This three week course is for those new to spreadsheets, or those who currently work in Excel who would like to know the tips, tricks and secrets of how to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Students will create several spreadsheets from the ground up, learning all the basics of building and editing spreadsheets as well as creating charts and graphs. Projects will be as follows: simple budget, price comparison and multi-sheet payroll. We’ll be using Office 2010, but will discuss other versions of Office, as well as other free spreadsheet options.

Google Drive/Docs for Beginners - Fall 2018


with Margie Genereux

Calendar Next session starts Oct 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Oct 15, 2018

Google Drive is becoming the standard in many organizations. This tour of Google Drive/Docs will give an overview of how to create and share documents, presentations, forms, spreadsheets, drawings, and more.

Identity Theft ONLINE - Fall 2018


with UGot Class Online

Calendar Next session starts Oct 1, 2018 , runs for 4 weeks

Identity theft continues to grow. Now more than 50 percent of identity theft occurs in the workplace. Learn to addresses both private and workplace concerns. You will receive information about the basic, common sense steps necessary to protect your identity and assets. Then develop comprehensive expertise in how to deter data theft, detect fraud, and minimize the impact of any damage inflicted.

Looking at Your Woodlot Like a Garden - Fall 2018


with Casey Elmer

Calendar Next session starts Oct 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
Do you have a woodlot and want to know how to make the most of it? Is your woodlot just the trees in your back yard that haven’t done very much? Then Looking at Your Woodlot Like a Garden is for you! This class will be an open discussion of what makes your woodlot grow and thrive. We will be discussing the benefits of what your woodlot can do for you, animals and community. We will also touch upon management strategies of what you can do to improve your woodlot for birds, mammals, reptiles and for people. Wear appropriate clothing and bring crampons for better footing.

Pepperell Mills the Melting Pot - Fall 2018


with Dana Peck

Calendar Next session starts Sep 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Why Biddeford Saco?...All the way to Francis T. Spencer and his blanket. This series will cover the History of the Industrial Revolution in America and how it pertained to Biddeford.


  • Labor for the new mills
  • Mill girls
  • Working in a weave room
  • Child labor in the mills
  • Immigrants- the expanding work force

Powerful Presentations - Fall 2018


with Margie Genereux

Calendar Next session starts Oct 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Students will create sleek and effective presentations using both Google Drive Presentations and PowerPoint (MS Office). Bring an idea, or Margie will help you choose a topic.

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