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Cooking Thai Favorites 3.21.23


with Nantiya Cohen

Calendar Mar 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

You will learn how to cook authentic Thai dishes in this class with Titi. Born and raised in Thailand, Titi has a passion for her native cuisine and loves to cook Thai food. Among the dishes she plans to teach are favorite Thai selections such as Green Curry, Massaman Curry, Pad ka-prow, chicken satay, peanut sauce, seafood sauce, sticky rice, Tom-kha, and wonton soup. You will learn unique twists, creating remarkable and distinctive Thai dishes that use only the finest seasonal ingredients.

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Magic Lessons for Everyone: Fun for a lifetime!


with Rick Bernard

Calendar Mar 21, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is some of the most fun you will have! Magic is fun for both the audience and the magician. You will learn a variety of fun and easy magic tricks to astound friends, relatives and strangers for a lifetime and you will have fun learning every week. You can do magic!

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Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England 3.21.23


with David Spahr

Calendar Mar 21, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will feature easy-to-understand information on finding, collecting, identifying, and preparing the safe, most common edible and medicinal mushroom species of New England and Eastern Canada. Whether you are a cook, forager, herbalist, or restauranteur, you will enjoy this class. The book "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada" will be available for purchase in class for $21.

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Computer Scams and What Not to Click On 3.23.23


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Mar 23, 2023 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week
Don't let your computer control you! Find out what you should and should NOT click on. Instructor will discuss scams to know about; frustrating and suspicious pop ups; advertisements; your haywire computer, email ads, and links. (Not for Apple/Mac users, or tablets.) We'll use Zoom as our classroom.

Cooking Chinese Dessert


with Nanfei Wang

Calendar Mar 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class, you will learn how to make a special Chinese hot dessert drink: Ginger Milk Curd, a subtle, sweet blend of ginger and whole milk. This is considered a healthy dessert drink by the Chinese people, especially by women, who believe it helps defend the body against the cold. In the cold and humid conditions of Northeast China, which are similar to Maine, a drink of ginger milk instantly warms the body and mind during or after a hard day’s work. Ginger milk curd - also known as ginger-juice milk curd, ginger milk pudding or simply ginger milk - originated in South China's Guangdong Province. The main ingredients are ginger, milk, and sugar.

Airbnb, How to Open and Run One Well


with Debra Arter

Calendar Mar 23, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Did you know that the number of people turning to Airbnb for lodging in Maine has almost doubled in the past two years? The revenue earned by Airbnb owners in Maine was roughly $40 million last year. If you have entertained the idea of turning your guest bedroom into a short term rental this is a class not to miss. Debra has operated River Escape for four years in Damariscotta as an active and popular AirBnb. She has put together a packet with good information and will present an online class using slides, live broadcast aswell as on-line web demonstration. Topics discussed will be ordinance, insurance, actual events, payment considerations, communication, Covid regulations etc.

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Where are All the Aliens? 3.23.23


with James DellaPenna

Calendar Mar 23, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The Fermi Paradox addresses the common belief that our galaxy is teaming with intelligent alien life while simultaneously acknowledging the absence of any evidence that they exist. Where are all the aliens? Local amateur astronomer Jim DellaPenna, a resident of Hope, revisits one of the controversial solutions to the Fermi Paradox - not always welcomed to discuss - that there is no paradox, that we may essentially be alone in our galaxy. Attendees should understand this is not in any way to be regarded as a religious argument. This is a scientific presentation. It will address the odds of intelligent life existing elsewhere in the Milky Way Galaxy that we might be able to detect. Approximately half of the talk will concentrate on what requirements other planets must meet before they are even capable of supporting life as we know it. There will also be ample time devoted to a question and answer period following the presentation as the instructor wants to allow sufficient time for all to speak who wish to.

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Excel for the Absolute Beginner 3.26.23


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Mar 26, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week
Instructor will demonstrate how to navigate and interface with Excel’s basic features. See how to create a simple contact list. You will view how to use calculations such as autosum and see how to generate simple formulas. Also, learn to use the fill handle, sort existing data, merge and center, move cells and ranges, and wrap text. These easy steps will be held over Zoom.

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