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Beekeeping - Intermediate
with Peter Cowin
This class is designed to look in more detail at key aspects of beekeeping, particularly helpful to those who wish to run several hives and get the most out of them. The course is a good follow-on from the beginner’s course. Building up hive strength, swarm prevention, splitting hives, making nucs, disease prevention, feral colony relocation and honey production are all covered. Peter Cowin is President of the Penobscot County Beekeepers' Association and writes a monthly column "The Bee Whisper's Diary" in the Bangor Daily News. Makeup class (if needed) 06/05/18.
Crossbow Hunter Safety - Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
with Ernest West
Location changed to VFW Hall. This course covers personal safety, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, ethics, map and compass, and landowner rights. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend the full class in order to receive your certificate. This class is required to be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting permit. Ernie has been teaching CPR/First Aid courses for more than 20 years as well as outdoor recreation safety courses for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Prerequisite: Archer Hunter Safety. This class meets immediately after the Archer Hunter Safety class on 03/24/18. Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife courses are available to students 10 years of age and older; school age students must be accompanied by an adult.
Fly Fishing - Basic Fly Casting
with Kevin Tracewski
The goal of this course is to provide students with the casting skills necessary to fish effectively on your own. This is a “hands-on” course, so your time will be spent with a fly rod in hand, working on your own casting. Most instruction will be done is small groups, but casting suggestions will also be offered on an individual basis. Videotape analysis of your casting stroke will be provided. Students are encourage to use their own fly rod and reel, but equipment will be available for anyone who needs it. Please do not buy new equipment just to take this course. This course will be taught in Orono by Registered Maine Guide Kevin Tracewski (directions will be sent to registered students). Makeup class (if needed) Sunday 04/22/18.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association
with Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners
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.
Heartsaver™ Adult First Aid CPR AED
with Ernest West
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. Ernie has been teaching CPR/First Aid courses for more than 20 years as well as outdoor recreation safety courses for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Makeup class (if needed) 05/11/18.
Hypnosis: Enjoy the Benefits of Self-Hypnosis
with Hugh Sadlier
Learn how to enter a comfortably relaxed, self-hypnotic state and be able to return to that state anytime you desire. You are able to be completely free of conscious mind interference and benefit from and interact with your subconscious mind. You can simply enjoy the deeply relaxed feelings or work with your inner mind to make changes within yourself and your life. Hugh is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3000 people on more than 300 different issues.
Hypnosis: Past Life Regression with Hypnosis
with Hugh Sadlier
Do you think or feel you might have experienced a past life? Are you curious about trying to connect with one? Hypnosis can open the door to life before this life. Hugh is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3000 people on more than 300 different issues.
Hypnosis: Achieve Your Ideal Weight with Hypnosis (May)
with Hugh Sadlier
Hypnosis can help you achieve your ideal weight. Your subconscious mind knows all the reasons, messages and experiences that caused you to become overweight. It can also help you disconnect the impact of those ‘reasons’ and replace them with new positive thoughts, feelings and perceptions that become ‘the new you’ through repetition. Hugh is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3000 people on more than 300 different issues.