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Antiques and Fleas Fridays - Wiscasset
with Elyse Socker
In the morning we'll stop at the famed Montsweag Flea Market and/or Wiscasset Antiques Mall, depending upon the weather. We’ll then head into Wiscasset village, where you'll be able to enjoy lunch on your own at one of the numerous establishments that are popular with locals and tourists alike such as Red’s Eats, Sarah’s Cafe, Creamed Baking Company, or Sprague’s Lobster. Take your time and visit the numerous antique shops and other stores in the village during the afternoon before heading home. Cost of lunch is not included in the trip price.
Hiking at Maine Audubon's Borestone Mountain Sanctuary
with Gary Roberts
Borestone Mountain sits at the beginning of the Appalachian Trail's Hundred Mile Wilderness. This 6 mile moderately strenuous but kid-friendly hike traverses past three spring-fed mountain lakes and several spectacular views before reaching the mountain's twin-peaked summit. The summit offers 360-degree views of Maine's Northwoods, including Onowa and Greenwood Lakes, Barren Mountain Ledges, and the highest railroad trestle bridge in the State. Participants should bring a bag lunch, appropriate hiking shoes, and water for an approximately 4-hour hike. Departing CHRHS at 8:00 am and returning approximately 6:00 pm. Fee includes bus transportation. For more info on Borestone click here.
Moving Beyond Fear
with Laura Perkins
Most of us struggle with some kind of fear. How much power do you give to fear? Upon close examination, we discover that the source of much fear rests within our society, politics, and religions. Fear holds enormous power because it focuses our attention and makes us ready for action. Fear is also a great manipulator, often used to form allegiances and political movements.
Hiking Beech Hill in Rockport
with Gary Roberts
This hike takes us from the foot of Rockport's Beech Hill, along and over old stonewalls, through a sugar bush, and along the edge of blueberry barrens to Beech Hill's top. There we will enjoy nearly 360 degree panorama views from the porch of a unique stone lodge, Beechnut, with its beautiful turf roof. Along the way Naturalist and Maine Guide Gary Roberts will identify the many plants and birds seen along the way. We will meet at the preserve's Rockville Road parking lot.
Golf for Beginners
with Alex Plummer
CLASS RESCHEDULED TO THE FALL
This course will focus on how to begin playing the game of golf. Each week will cover a different aspect of the game from basic rules, formats of play, and history of the sport through a fourth week playing a nine hole round of golf. Along the way students will learn the mechanics of the golf swing, use of clubs, putting and chipping and be introduced to the variety of golf equipment and apparel that is essential to playing the game. At the end of the course students will feel confident in their game regardless of age, ability and physique.
Spotlight on the French Riviera
with Collette Tours
Join us for our first overseas trip! Uncover the chic resorts, sun-soaked beaches and elegant allure that attracts the rich and famous to the exquisite French Riviera. Unpack for a leisurely multi-night stay, embracing the luxury and breathtaking beauty of the French Riviera, or Cote d'Azur. Spend time in the fairy-tale principality of Monaco. Discover the opulence of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Gardens. Watch artisans create fragrant perfumes. Get a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous in Cannes and St. Tropez. Enjoy leisure time to explore on your own. Shop like a local at Nice's coloful flower market. It's time you lived a little bit of the good life. Interested? Get all your questions answered at our Information Night, Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:00 to 7:00pm, at Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta. Register today by calling 563-3811.
Writing Winning Grant Proposals
with Frank Burtnett
This course will present strategies that nonprofit organizations can utilize to develop proposals for external funding by foundations, agencies, organizations and corporations. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of the various types of grant makers and the process that must be followed to secure support for new or expanded initiatives. The first two classes will cover the “nuts and bolts” of writing a grant – basic grant development and writing process, followed by the anatomy of a proposal and guidance on how to write your proposal and what to include. There will then be a one-week break during which participants will work on a draft of their proposal, the instructor will be available for consultation via email for this week. For the final class students will bring their draft proposals for review and evaluation by peers and the instructor and learn the next steps for submission. Class will also address submission and follow-up strategies. Class meets for 2 hours/night for the first two classes, 3 hours for the third class. Class does not meet on 10/5. Topics covered include: • Grant makers and funding sources • Learning about grants, contracts and gifts • Terminology and definitions • Grant making in the current economic climate • Resources for grant seekers including national, state and local • Dissecting grant guidelines and request for proposals • Varied methods of grant acquisition – Targeting the right source • Types of projects • Program/project development model • Anatomy of a proposal • Importance of accountability, evaluation and dissemination • Developing a budget • Writing strategies and tips for separating your grant proposal from the competition • Submitting the proposal • Grant proposal as seen by reviewer/evaluator
Stocks, Bonds &Investing: Oh My!
with ed2go online
Learn the basics of stocks, bonds, and investing so you can be independent and confident about your financial decisions. This class will teach you how to prepare for retirement, manage your finances, and pay for college without the need for hiring a broker or financial advisor. To sign up or get more info click here.