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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.

Container Garden - Spring 2019


with Gail Roller

Calendar Next session starts May 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Brighten an entryway or add a splash of color to your deck with an ever blooming pot of flowers. Container gardens are an easy way to add color, and bring beauty into your life. Learn the basics of design and care; and plant your own mini garden to take home and enjoy. Participants will gain the confidence to design and make container gardens on their own.

Driving Dynamics SII - Spring 2019

Calendar Next session starts Apr 8, 2019 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.) PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING DRIVER’S LICENSE TO CLASS. CLASS HAS A MINIMUM OF 12 PEOPLE AND IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE.
Excel Essentials Level One SII - Spring 2019
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Excel Essentials Level One SII - Spring 2019


with Margie Genereux

Calendar Next session starts May 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
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. We will create three different spreadsheets from the ground up, learning all of the basics of both building and editing spreadsheets. Charts and printing issues will also be addressed.

Looking at Your Woodlot Like a Garden - Spring 2019


with Casey Elmer

Calendar Next session starts Apr 6, 2019 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.

Spanish - Keep It Simple - Spring 2019


with Patricia Mailman

Calendar Next session starts Apr 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through May 16, 2019

Come to this one session class to see that learning Spanish can be easy when taught using a common-sense approach. When you leave, you’ll know how to construct basic sentences, having the ability and confidence to carry on a conversation at the breakfast table. (So bring a friend.)

Two long-time Maine educators felt there was a need for a simpler program for those just starting out, or have already tried but became frustrated. Spanish-Keep It Simple is very user-friendly so makes it perfect for independent learners.

Book/audio CD will be offered at an introductory rate of $20 the night of class.

Taming the "To Do" List - Spring 2019


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next session starts Mar 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Identify techniques that will help you organize your personal time. Suggestions offered include prioritizing, creating the “To Do” list, and how we underestimate time. Tips on how to stop procrastinating and being overwhelmed will also be discussed.

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