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Cooking Sourdough Bread 4.13.23


with Bill Babb

Calendar Apr 13, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

There is nothing like the aroma of freshly baked sourdough bread unless it is enjoying a slice of freshly baked bread with butter shortly after coming out of the oven! Students will learn how to care for a sourdough starter, how to knead using two different techniques, and how to mix, shape and score the bread for baking. The instructor will demonstrate two ways to bake a loaf, using a cloche or a stone with steam in the oven, followed by a taste testing. Students will then shape, score and bake a loaf of their own in class. They will take home some sourdough culture (bring a 32 ounce container) for bread baking at home. A $5 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor at class.

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Easy to Learn iPad! 4.15.23


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Apr 15, 2023 at 11 am, runs for 3 weeks

Take this fun and informative iPad class! We will explore the practical uses of your iPad and how to use the features! You will learn how to navigate, use apps, work with email, take pictures, go online, and do more as time permits. Your patient instructor’s iPad screen and features will be clearly displayed over Zoom. Not for Android tablet users.

Excel for the Absolute Beginner 4.16.23


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Apr 16, 2023 at 2 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.

Learn to Use PowerPoint for Zoom and Other Presentations 4.18.23


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Apr 18, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week
You can create eye-catching presentations with PowerPoint! Explore the PowerPoint interface and see presentations from simple stock designs. Learn to easily apply themes, animate text, and insert images. See how to create text boxes and manipulate slides for printing. We will enhance a presentation by adding animations and transitions. Finally, view the actual presentation as seen by your audience and get a few tips and tricks to design presentations for maximum impact. (We do not show how to share PowerPoint in Zoom during this class. Not for Apple/Mac users.) This will be a class held on Zoom.

Working with and Organizing Your Documents on a Windows 10 and 11 Computers 4.21.23


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Apr 21, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week
The instructor will show you how to save files with Microsoft Word and your free installed Windows 10 word processor. We will also cover how to create a PDF file and why we would use them. You will see how to view, organize, and find your documents, as well as place them on flash drives, external drives, and the cloud. We'll explore features to preview documents without opening them and attach documents to your email for sending. Learn all these features in the Zoom classroom! (Not for Apple/Mac users.)

Women's Basics of Pistol Handling


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 24, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks


The Basics of Pistol Handling with Alice Bean Andrenyak for women only will cover safety at home and the range, principal parts and types of actions, how to handle a pistol in a safe manner, fundamentals of pistol shooting, pistol shooting positions, common malfunctions and cleaning, selecting a pistol, and qualifying on a range. The course meets the state of Maine minimum for a Concealed Carry Permit if you pass the 50 question written exam, and qualify by putting 5 rounds in 4 target circles (20 rounds total) at 10 feet. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting textbook. You do not need to own a pistol for this class, but if you do, you are encouraged to bring it to class with no ammunition. Range time will be scheduled separately from the classroom sessions. If you wish to shoot at the range to qualify and do not own a pistol, one will be provided with 50 rounds of ammunition for $25. If bringing your own pistol to the range, bring 50 rounds of ammunition. Optional Two hour range instruction costs remain: $50/person + optional $25 handgun rental if needed. No discounts. Optional range time for a separate fee paid directly to Alice will be on Friday, May 5, and Monday, May 8. The range days will be held at the Lincoln County Rifle Club in Damariscotta.

Create a Maine Icon Patch - Lighthouse


with Resa Randolph

Calendar Apr 24, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class you will create a 3" patch of a Maine iconic image - a lighthouse - using felt, roving and embroidery. You'll learn techniques including needlefelting and embroidery. You can then sew your patch onto your favorite jacket, sweater or bag. Registration fee includes a patch-making kit of felt, thread and needles, you can bring your own sewing scissors if you prefer but there will also be some available at class.

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Fly Fishing 101


with Jeff Space

Calendar Apr 25, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Learn the basics of fly casting in this hands-on workshop. We will cover rods, reels , lines and what you will need to get started. In addition to the casting lesson, we will cover the basic knots used, fly selections and how to fish with them. We will also learn to read the stream or river you are fishing to find the most likely places to catch fish. The lesson will continue with a stream-side lesson on the St. George River on Saturday, May 20 at 9:00-10:30 AM. This lesson will be optional to participants and weather dependent.

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