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Aging Parents: What Help Is Out There

$29

with Teri McRae

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 3 weeks
In this course students will learn how to find help and support for them and their family as a loved one loses their ability to live independently. The three sessions will teach the participants where to find resources to aid with care managers, agencies, court options, and how to navigate being a power of attorney.

Blacksmithing: Mixed Levels

$180

with Bill Presby

Calendar Sep 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks
This mixed level course provides beginners with the basics of traditional blacksmithing, while also helping experienced students advance their skills. The course focuses on forge welding and manipulation of iron. Tools and practice materials provided. Requirements: Wear work clothes, protective shoes, goggles, and gloves. The price of this course includes a lab fee of $35.00.

Cooking Matters For Adults

Free

with Dgenna Ulrich

Calendar Nov 8, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
Students will learn about healthy meal prep and sensible shopping on a limited budget. Prepare the meal along with the chef, and then receive a free bag of groceries for you to make one of the recipes at home each week. Graduation certificate, recipe book and other freebies provided upon completion of the program. Limit: One person per household. Cooking Matters Maine is a program of the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine.

The New Low-Cost Solar Solution

$49

with Lee Zwicker

Calendar Nov 4, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
Are you interested in learning how to use an abundant resource, sunlight, to benefit financially and fight climate change at the same time? Do you wish to learn about the Hi Tech solar water heaters, photo voltaic panels and solar hot air heating systems? In this seminar students will learn how and where to purchase solar equipment at wholesale prices. Participants will also learn where to get plans on how to build solar heated water troughs or bird baths that do not freeze in winter. If this sounds like what you are interested in, then this course is for you. Instructor Lee Zwicker has been living off-the-grid for 15 years and teaching solar energy classes for ten years.

Welding : Mixed Levels

$295

with Bill Presby

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks
Combining inexperienced and experienced students, this mixed level class provides an opportunity to specialize after passing a preliminary test. Students should expect to take more classes to develop proficiencies required by the welding trade. Requirements: Safety glasses, welding gloves, and leather boots. The price of this course includes a lab fee of $65.




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