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Birding by Ear


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.

Bridge for Beginners


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.

Car Care Clinic


with Jan Campbell

Calendar Next session starts Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm

Knowledge is POWER! Have you ever wondered about the validity of a repair on your car? October is National Car Care Month, so come celebrate with a Car Care Clinic at Rockport Automotive on Monday, October 29. You will learn about checking fluids, changing tires, tire pressures and how it directly reflects your gas mileage. What noises and sounds can indicate a problem? Our certified technicians will explain what you should listen for and pay attention to. Check out what is under your car, and learn what a tie rod really looks like. Learn what check engine and other dashboard lights mean. We will break out into five different groups, each starting at a different station. You will also learn some differences between today’s cars and autos of the past - there is a lot more electronics to them, but they all have belts, bolts and bearings! Join us for a fun and informative evening, including refreshments and FREE Door Prizes! Participants should wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. “Come on by! We’ll leave the lift down for ya!” Registration $10. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Mon 10/29 Rockport Automotive, 271 Commercial St. (Rt. 1), Rockport Jan Roy Campbell is the sole owner of Rockport Automotive. She is a native of Rockport and has offered many car care clinics over the years. She believes that education is the foundation of a great service experience!

Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada


with David Spahr

Calendar Next session starts Oct 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm

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. Registration $20. 1 night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class Wed 10/24 CHRHS Rm 211 David Spahr is a naturalist, photographer and forest farmer who has collected, photographed, and eaten wild mushrooms for 35 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and maintains a web site devoted to the subject, He is currently writing a book on foraging.

Eight Transformational Attitudes


with Glen Carver

Calendar Next session starts Oct 23, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Nelson Mandela wrote: “The first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself.” This four-week course will challenge and encourage you to personal growth in a fresh and exciting way regardless of where you may be in your own journey. Personal growth requires focus and commitment. You will discover that lasting growth does not happen just by making external changes in behavior. Real growth happens when change takes place from the inside out. The instructor will teach the eight primary attitudes that can bring transformation and the practical process of applying them through interactive experience. Registration $35. 4 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Tues 10/23 CHRHS Rm 221 Glenn Carver is the founder/owner of Burden Bearing Coaching where he serves as a professional speaker, coach, and trainer. Glenn is also a certified member of the John Maxwell Team. Burden Bearing Coaching, through workshops, seminars, keynote speaking and coaching, is committed to transforming lives through education and encouragement, empowering individuals to be more effective servant leaders. “Life is relationships, and the rest is just details.”

Genealogy for Beginners


with Dorothy Prescott

Calendar Next session starts Nov 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn how to gather and organize information in your own family history search. This three-part class will lead participants through the basic process of uncovering and sorting through the wealth of genealogical information available on the internet and from other sources. Registration $35. 3 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 11/26 CHRHS Rm 222 Dorothy Prescott is a member of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants and is familiar with many local lines of descent.



with Lena Faber

Calendar Next session starts Nov 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

We live in a society that has recently been traveling for a longer time and over longer distances. When the traveler leaves home for a while, he puts himself more or less in the same situation as a Buddhist monk - dependent on people’s kindness. What do these people get in return? They learn lessons from travelers that they can’t get from home: how to have a minimalist attitude such as reducing consumption in food and housing, how to save energy, and ways to improve health, endurance, and fitness. In this class, we will discuss these topics and more. Registration $25. 2 wks 6:30-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 11/1 CHRHS Rm 210 Lena Faber is a native of Russia who spent many years as a journalist for major Moscow newspapers and magazines. She was professionally involved in many kinds of media while living and teaching at the university in South Africa, developing experience in web design and digital books. She has traveled on foot for four years, mostly in the United States. She also completed the Appalachian trail and cycled from Maine to Key West, FL. Visit her website at

iPhone Basics 11.14.18


with Keith Drago Rockport Library

Calendar Next session starts Nov 14, 2018 at 6 pm

In this class you will learn the basics of using your iPhone effectively and efficiently. You may bring your iPhone with you to follow along, or, if you prefer, just sit and watch. The instructor will demonstrate how to operate the phone, change settings, navigate the web, and download and open apps. There will be time for questions after the class. There is no charge but please call the Adult Ed office to register. 1 night 6:00-7:30 p.m. Class Wed 11/14 Rockport Public Library Keith Drago is the Deputy Director of the Rockport Public Library. He has worked in the library field for ten years and has his masters in Library and Information Sciences.

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