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Bridge for Very Beginners

$75

with Kate Martino

Calendar Mar 6, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Bridge is played by over 25 million Americans of all ages and is one of the world’s most popular card games. It is fun, a great way to meet new people and stimulates your brain….. a game for your lifetime! This class covers bridge basics for those who have never played.

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Bridge for Beginners - Take the Next Steps

$75

with Lance Bukoff

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

You will build on a beginner's understanding of Standard American bidding and skills in play of the hand - by bidding and playing! Hands will be duplicated for each table and played simultaneously. During play the instructor will be available to answer questions and give advice on an individual basis. After each hand has been played it will be discussed as a group, focusing on the challenges the hands present and how best to deal with them. Classes will also include open Q&A sessions as well as detailed examinations of specific, basic, bidding and play techniques. This course is intended primarily for beginner and novice bridge players, but also as a "refresher" for players who have been away from the game for a period of time and would like to catch up on bidding concepts and play as they have evolved over the years. 

Solving Your Family History Mysteries

$29

with Rick Davis

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course will help you learn how to use two online megasites and other online tools to research the answers to your family history mysteries (limited to U.S. research.) The pros and cons of DNA testing will also be discussed.

Buddhism - an Introduction

$39

with Patricia Earnest

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
What is Buddhism? You will learn the origins of Buddhism, how, where and when it started, how it developed through the centuries and how it is relevant today. Topics include the language and practices of Buddhism, meditation and chanting, how to calm the mind and become more self aware. What is karma and the wheel of life?

Bald Eagles, Bear Cubs and Hermit Bill: Memoirs of a Maine Wildlife Biologist

$19

with Ron Joseph

Calendar Mar 14, 2024 at 6 pm

You will be charmed, delighted, and well-entertained by the heartwarming and fascinating true stories you will hear in this class with Retired Maine Wildlife Biologist Ron Joseph. In his new memoir, Bald Eagles, Bear Cubs and Hermit Bill, Ron recounts his youth in central Maine, life on his family's dairy farm, and a career spanning three decades. A gifted storyteller both in print and in person, he introduces you to fascinating characters who have worked in some way to preserve the natural beauty of Maine. Every tale is told with the compassion and appreciation of a man who truly loves Maine, its people, and its many wonders. You will thoroughly enjoy your evening with Ron!

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Developing a Personal and Home Defensive Protection Plan

$35

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 10, 2024 at 5:30 pm
This three-hour course is NOT about installing an alarm system. It is about adjusting your awareness around you as you move through your day and your home. It is about doing mental exercises to handle the “What if’s” to keep you and your loved ones safe. Learn situational awareness, conflict avoidance, and how to access your home’s defense. Part 1 of a 3-part series but can be taken separately.

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Constitutional Carry and Legal Use of Force Explained

$35

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 17, 2024 at 5:30 pm
This three-hour course is for firearm owners and non-owners. You will learn what to do when you see an attack or if you are attacked and respond with force. You will learn how to contact the first responders, how prosecutors might view what you did, rules about concealed carry in the US and Maine, and various ways to protect yourself without using a firearm. Part 2 of a 3-part series but can be taken separately.

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Women's Defensive Pistol Fundamentals

$125

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Over two weeks in a safe environment, you will learn the mindset and skills to protect yourself and those that you care deeply about with and without a firearm. You will learn or review the basics of handling a firearm and then about self-defense. Learn the difference between accurate target shooting and defensive shooting. Practice will be inside the classroom using SIRT pistols (laser only shooting pistols) but you will be seriously challenged. Holsters and special clothing will be used. A $35 textbook is included. No firearms are to be brought to class. This course meets Concealed Carry Permit application requirements.

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