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Farming with Natives


with David Spahr

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm
This class is about how you can grow and harvest edible native plants. David has been farming his land (and a nearby public plot) in Washington, Maine for many years, and his PowerPoint will show the native plants he farms with – such as wild highbush blueberries, American and beach plums, nut trees including American chestnut, Viburnums and dozens more - while he provides a discussion of the ecological implications.

Spanish for Beginners 3.2.20


with Paul Garcia

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Beginner’s Spanish focuses on basic elements, giving emphasis to development of spoken language skills. One goal will be ‘thinking on one’s feet’—viable self-expression. Classroom practice spans the gamut from the traditional through situational exercises and ‘total physical response’ techniques. Textbook fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Maine Model Yacht Club


with Jim Dill & Helicopter Huck

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Calling all sailing enthusiasts of any age to band together to form the Maine Model Yacht Club and to join in on a model yacht building workshop. It's suggested participants purchase a US 12 or CR-914 model yacht kit if you prefer a traditional-style build, or a Dragonforce 65 or a Dragonflite 95 model yacht kit for a quicker modern-style build. This workshop is the organization of a club and a friendly networking opportunity to share the joy and community around model yacht building and sailing, more than an instructor-led course. Come enjoy building and conversing alongside other enthusiasts and tinkerers! Participants are also welcome to bring in old model yachts, other remote control boats, airplanes, drones, helicopters, or any type of models to compare, contrast, and talk shop. The Maine Model Yacht Club will host regattas and sailing/flying get-togethers throughout the warmer months. Please, shoot over questions to about different model yachts to purchase before the workshop or just to connect. The suggested model yachts with remote control and receiver range from $220- $750.

Japanese 1


with Eva Morris

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

From the start, students will learn to read and write Hiragana, the Japanese alphabet. With this understanding of pronunciation, students will be able to transcribe any word or phrase that they hear. Concurrently, basic conversation, then basic grammar is presented, in such a way that students will be able to converse, write and read Hiragana. 10 Kanji will also be taught, a great base to appreciate the beauty of the language, and begin gaining vocabulary.

Non-Comercial Lobstering is Fun!


with Paul Neagle

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you a Maine resident with a registered boat? Do you want to catch lobsters recreationally for a few weeks or a few months each summer? Are you interested in lobstering with your spouse, friend, neighbor, kids or grandkids? In this comprehensive class you will learn what you need to know to catch and eat lobsters this year. The instructor will teach about lobsters, traps, buoys and bait as well as other topics relevant to lobstering. Imagine coming home this summer with live lobsters or stocking your freezer with lobster meat to eat in the middle of winter.

Mercury Retrograde: What Does it Mean for ME?


with Beverly Feldt

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class will go beyond our understanding of Mercury retrograde cycles as times to not sign contracts, of technological or communication breakdowns and to review and rethink matters, to a deeper understanding of the cycles and how we can benefit from them. A materials fee of $12 is payable to the instructor at class. Class members should provide their personal birth data: name, time, date and place of birth, so that we can review how 2020 cycles might manifest and to provide a deeper perspective.

David Spahr Bundle


with David Spahr

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join author and edible wild plant guru David Spahr for this semester’s full slate of edible plant classes and save on the single class prices. Take all three of his one-night classes and pay only $75 - a savings of $12! Sign up here to get this special deal. Please note that there are two dates available for the mushroom class, 3/10 and 4/7, you will need to call or email us with the date you want. Also note that Foraging is a daytime class, not at 6:30-8:30 pm.

Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England 3.10.20


with David Spahr

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class will feature easy-to-understand information on finding, collecting, identifying, and preparing the safer and more common edible and medicinal mushroom species of New England and Eastern Canada. Whether you are a cook, forager, herbalist, or restaurateur 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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