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Beekeeping for Beginners

$45

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate interest and questions about beekeeping as a hobby or to help with pollination. It covers what is needed, where to locate bee hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Many join the class because they are aware of the huge importance and decline of honeybees and other pollinators and just want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey! Makeup class (if needed) 04/23/19.

Peter Peter Cowin is President of Penobscot County Beekeepers’ Association and a member of the Maine State Beekeepers’ Association Swarm Team. He has grown his hobby into a cottage business known as “Hampden Honey”. Peter also writes a monthly column “The Bee Whisperer’s Diary” in the Bangor Daily News.

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Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball - Session 4

$27

with Chris Cherry

Calendar Apr 29, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

This two-week course that will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed other than clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first half of the class will include instruction, with the second half of the class open for games. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 05/13/19.

Downeast Picklers Instructors Anthony Eaton, Gordon Wissinger and Chris Cherry provide many years experience spent developing their skills at playing and teaching competitive and recreational pickleball. Anthony and Gordon have played competitive pickleball at the highest skill levels in both Maine and Arizona.

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball - Session 5

$27

with Gordon Wissinger

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This two-week course that will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed other than clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first half of the class will include instruction, with the second half of the class open for games. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 05/16/19.

Downeast Picklers Instructors Anthony Eaton, Gordon Wissinger and Chris Cherry provide many years experience spent developing their skills at playing and teaching competitive and recreational pickleball. Anthony and Gordon have played competitive pickleball at the highest skill levels in both Maine and Arizona.

Fears - Eliminate Fears with Hypnosis

$15

with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar May 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover the roots of your fears in hypnosis. Release whatever had caused your fears to take hold and free yourself completely from them. By creating new, positive thoughts, feelings and perceptions, you can enjoy being the new, transformed you.

Hugh Sadlier is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3000 people, in individual sessions, on more than 300 different issues. Hugh maintains offices in Portland and Blue Hill.

Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association

$15

with Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

An introduction to the basics of organic gardening, presented by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

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Heartsaver Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR AED

$70

with Ernest West

Calendar Apr 5, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

A classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Makeup class (if needed) 04/12/19.

Insomnia

$15

with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Apr 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy restful, restorative sleep with hypnosis. Although insomnia can radically affect your life, hypnosis can help you release its negative impact and replace it with rested, relaxed, refreshed, recreated and rejuvenated feelings and energies.

Hugh Sadlier is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3000 people, in individual sessions, on more than 300 different issues. Hugh maintains offices in Portland and Blue Hill.

Volunteer Driver Training-Friends in Action

Free

with Friends in Action and Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center

Calendar Apr 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Friends in Action will lead this volunteer orientation/training that will enable participants to become volunteer drivers who can take people to their cancer treatment appointments.  Cancer patients in Hancock County must travel long distances to get to the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, the major treatment center in this area.  Radiation treatment for cancer is a five day a week regimen that lasts anywhere from four to eight weeks.  For those people who do not have access to a vehicle, volunteer driving programs like Friends in Action, Island Connections, and the Road to Recovery program of the American Cancer Society are available.  These people living in Hancock County are fortunate to have the help of these organizations to get them to their cancer treatments.

By the end of this session, you will know more about Friends in Action and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, what it takes to get people to and from their cancer appointments, and a little bit more about a cancer diagnosis.  

 





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