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Personal Enrichment

Acrylic Painting for Beginners through Intermediate

$75

with Vincent Carducci

Calendar Next session starts Sep 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

In the spirit of exploring possibilities, we will work with materials and methods - that is, the nature of acrylic paint, composing on a particular canvas, the nature of color and color harmony, values, line and edges, contour relationships, and building the surface. Nothing is taken for granted, and we will work from classroom set-ups. With focus and craftsmanship, we arrive at surprising and exciting results. Please request a materials list on registration. Registration $75. 8 weeks 6:00-8:30 p.m. Begins Wed 9/26 CHRHS Rm 476 With 21 solo shows, Vincent Carducci's paintings and prints are in corporate and private collections across America. He has taught in a wide variety of venues, including workshops, arts councils and universities.

Age Management Skin Care

$20

with Kate Martino

Calendar Next session starts Sep 26, 2018 at 6 pm

Feel you are too young for a face-lift, don't have deep wrinkles yet, but want to do something to make your skin healthier and look fresher? Learn how your skin ages, what affects the aging process (internally and externally) and the treatments and product ingredients that can actually slow down the damage and improve your skin. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Wed 9/26 CHRHS Rm 235 Kate Martino is a licensed aesthetician, electrologist and reflexologist. She owned a day spa for over 20 years specializing in age management skin care.

Beekeeping Intro

$20

with Peter Lammert

Calendar Next session starts Oct 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Come to this course if you want to learn how to keep honey bees. The instructor will go over the equipment required, where you can get honey bees and how to start your hive, what and when you feed the hive, insect/disease problems and checking for mites, harvesting honey, and wrapping the hive for winter. Registration $20. 1 night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class Wed 10/17 CHRHS Rm 235 Peter Lammert was named Maine Beekeeper of the year in 2016. He is part of the teaching cadre of the Knox-Lincoln Counties Beekeepers who teach a 6 week beekeeping course starting the beginning of March every year. He is a thirteenth-year beekeeper in Thomaston where he is continually taking lessons from his bees.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Information Night 9.25.18

Free

with Lisa Wilson BBBS

Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 at 6 pm

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life right here in Knox and Lincoln counties? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine pairs children facing adversity with caring, responsible adults to form impactful mentoring relationships. Learn about becoming a Big Brother or Sister to a child, or helping out at a local after-school mentoring program. Lisa Wilson and Heather Selin will share information and stories about Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s impact in the midcoast, discuss the agency’s specific volunteer needs and the challenges and benefits for volunteers. They will answer your questions about the many ways you can help children in our community and develop relationships that will transform you as well. Join us to learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life right here in our community. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Mid-Maine is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring mentor relationships that change their lives for the better, forever, because all children deserve to achieve success in life. Learn about becoming a Big Brother or Sister to a child, helping out at a local BBBS after-school program or volunteering at our Bowl For Kid's Sake fundraising event this spring. The instructors will share stories about how Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mid-Maine is making an impact in the midcoast. They will be available to answer questions about the agency’s programs and the many ways you can become involved to help children in our community. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration at the Adult Ed office is required. 1 night 6:00-7:00 p.m. Class Tues 9/25 CHRHS Rm 225 Lisa Wilson is the Big Brother Big Sister School Based Manager of Mid-Maine and Heather Selin the Community Based Manager of Mid-Maine and Penobscot. For more information go to www.bbbsmidmaine.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Information Night 9.26.18

Free

with Lisa Wilson BBBS

Calendar Next session starts Sep 26, 2018 at 6 pm

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life right here in Knox and Lincoln counties? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine pairs children facing adversity with caring, responsible adults to form impactful mentoring relationships. Learn about becoming a Big Brother or Sister to a child, or helping out at a local after-school mentoring program. Lisa Wilson and Heather Selin will share information and stories about Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s impact in the midcoast, discuss the agency’s specific volunteer needs and the challenges and benefits for volunteers. They will answer your questions about the many ways you can help children in our community and develop relationships that will transform you as well. Join us to learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life right here in our community. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Mid-Maine is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring mentor relationships that change their lives for the better, forever, because all children deserve to achieve success in life. Learn about becoming a Big Brother or Sister to a child, helping out at a local BBBS after-school program or volunteering at our Bowl For Kid's Sake fundraising event this spring. The instructors will share stories about how Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mid-Maine is making an impact in the midcoast. They will be available to answer questions about the agency’s programs and the many ways you can become involved to help children in our community. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration at the Adult Ed office is required. 1 night 6:00-7:00 p.m. Class Tues 9/25 CHRHS Rm 225 Lisa Wilson is the Big Brother Big Sister School Based Manager of Mid-Maine and Heather Selin the Community Based Manager of Mid-Maine and Penobscot. For more information go to www.bbbsmidmaine.org.

Birding by Ear

$40

with Gary Roberts

Calendar Next session starts Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you ever wondered what bird is singing just out of view? If so, join Naturalist and Maine Guide Gary Roberts for a 6 week class on bird identification not with binoculars or spotting scope, but by listening to a species’ individual song and calls. The class will begin with a visual review of common birds of Maine. In subsequent weeks we will listen to and practice identifying a selected number of birds by their songs and calls using recordings and common mnemonics. No longer will you wonder what bird is singing! Registration $40. 6 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 11/7 CHRHS Rm 222 Registered Maine Guide Gary Roberts is a resident of Appleton and has been a volunteer naturalist, trip leader, and speaker for over 30 years. He specializes in guiding from a natural history perspective and focuses particularly on the native flora and fauna of Maine. Gary has been a long time volunteer for Maine Audubon and has volunteered with the Maine Plant Conservation Volunteers, Mountain Birdwatch, Maine Owl Survey Project, and Seanet.

Boating Safety
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Boating Safety

$40

with Darrell Gilman, Ed.D.

Calendar Next session starts Oct 10, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This team-taught, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course provides recreational boaters with the knowledge and skills to boat safely on either inland or coastal waters. General topics included in the ABS course are: boating operations, boat handling, boating laws and regulations, water traffic patterns, equipment requirements and introductory navigation. Students will complete a multiple choice exam at the conclusion of the course. Participants who pass the written exam are awarded a USCGA certificate that may be used to satisfy state boat operator certification as well as possibly earning a discount on insurance premiums from many marine insurers. This course is approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Topics will include knot tying, how to use a nautical chart, basics of GPS, weather and communications. Pre-registration is required and may be completed by calling 338-5516 or by e-mail: drgilman1aux@gmail.com. The registration fee of $40 includes textbooks and is payable to Darrell R. Gilman. Class does not meet on 11/7. 6 weeks 6:00-8:30 p.m. Begins Wed 10/10 CHRHS Rm 219 This class is taught by instructors from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxilliary, led by Darrell Gilman.

Bridge for Beginners

$50

with Sally Morrison

Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Join other like-minded people in a fun card game that will exercise your brain. Learn in a comfortable, no stress environment and in eight weeks you will be able to play bridge with anyone. Registration $50. 6 weeks 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Begins Tues 9/25 Midcoast Recreation Center Sally Morrison has played, taught and loved bridge for many years.





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