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Expanding Your Social Circle


with Angie Bryan

Calendar Feb 2, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
Do you find it harder to make friends as you get older? This workshop, taught by someone who relocated every few years for 26 years, will help both extroverts and introverts reframe how you think about connecting with strangers and will provide you with a variety of strategies to widen your group of friends. Particularly useful for people who are going through a transition such as retirement, becoming a caregiver for an elderly parent in a different city, becoming an empty nester, divorce, or significant lifestyle changes.

Land Navigation Basics


with Ron Welton

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Learn the basics of land navigation using a map and compass. This class covers how to read the markings on a topographic map and how to use map features to establish a path of travel. Learn how to use a compass to determine your direction of travel. Move back and forth between true and magnetic north. There will be a session in the field to wrap up the class. Necessary materials will be provided but bring your own map and compass if you wish.

Learn To Write A Bar/Restaurant Review


with Angie Bryan

Calendar Mar 23, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks
As Portland grows increasingly famous for its food and beverage scene, opportunities abound for bloggers and others who want to develop their reviewing skills. During the first class of this two-session course, a published bar reviewer will walk you through what to think about when reviewing a bar or restaurant. Participants will then go to a bar or restaurant of their choosing and draft a mock review based on their experience. The second session of the course will focus on how to improve the mock reviews.

Planning Ahead, For All The Right Reasons


with David Floryan

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
This seminar is done by a licensed funeral director with 40 years of experience. Participants will learn the financial and emotional benefits of funeral preplanning. You will be able to learn how to reduce stress for yourself and your loved ones by thoughtfully planning a burial or cremation. Veteran, MaineCare and a comprehensive fund planning will be discussed.

Preparing For Retirement: Not The Financial Stuff


with Angie Bryan

Calendar Mar 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
Many courses deal with how to prepare financially for retirement, but a successful retirement requires much more than money. This workshop covers elements such as how to reframe your identity, major issues to consider, and concrete steps to take before the big day. Most useful for individuals who expect to retire within the next five years, although recent retirees who have been struggling to adjust are also welcome.

Write Your Own Obituary


with Katie Murphy

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Does the title of this workshop make you squirm a little? Consider: it's not about being morbid, it's about being prepared. It's about being remembered in the way you want to be remembered. This course gives students the time and space to compose a good, reflective write up. Be prepared for class dialogue, some deep thought and a little laughter.

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