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Effective Resumes

$22

with Joyce Donald

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Hoping to return to the workforce? In an okay job, but you know there’s something more? Distributed your resume, without much response? Time to update that old resume, or create a fabulous new one from scratch? Gain insights into the “hiring manager’s brain”; learn how to artfully-describe your skills so they fit a prospective employer’s needs; and carefully target your resume to land the job you desire? Then launch your resume with helpful job search strategies and interview tips. Plenty of time for Q & A. Bring a resume if you have one and an interesting, relevant job posting. Leave with a workbook, sample resumes, and a format you can use to complete your resume at home. Instructor Joyce Donald’s background includes executive agency resume creation; extensive corporate recruiting, placement and hiring; and technical school career advising. Wednesday, 2/28, 6:00-8:30pm, GMS, $22

 

Figure Drawing - Session I

$59

with Instructor TBA

Calendar Mar 3, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This class introduces students to various approaches to drawing the human figure. Emphasis is placed upon direct observation using a live model with the focus being to create representational drawings while achieving correct form and proportions. Students will explore a variety of approaches to drawing, which will include line, gestures, short pose studies and long pose drawings. Register early; this class will take only 6 students. Instructor: TBD Session I: Saturday, 3/3, 9:00am-12:00pm, Community Arts Center (34 School St., Gorham), $59 (materials included)

 

Figure Drawing - Session II

$59

with Instructor TBA

Calendar Apr 7, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This class introduces students to various approaches to drawing the human figure. Emphasis is placed upon direct observation using a live model with the focus being to create representational drawings while achieving correct form and proportions. Students will explore a variety of approaches to drawing, which will include line, gestures, short pose studies and long pose drawings. Register early; this class will take only 6 students. Instructor: TBD Session II: Saturday 4/7, 9:00am-12:00pm, Community Arts Center (Community Arts Center, Gorham), $59 (materials included)

 

Grow Your Own Organic Garden

$10

with Stowell Watters

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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. 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. Instructor, Stowell Watters, is an experienced farmer/gardener with Old Wells Farm. Wednesday, 4/4, 6:00-9:00pm, GMS, $10

 

Growing Great Berries

$24

with Joel Leak

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Berries are delicious, nutritious and easy to grow. Join Master Gardener, Joel Leak, as he provides basic information on how to grow berries (including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes and blueberries). He will discuss site selection, varieties, planting, pollination, insect pests, diseases and pruning. Joel has been gardening for 40 years and started with a small vegetable garden when he was young. He graduated from the Cumberland County Master Gardener program in 2001. He has over 40 fruit trees, 10 grape vines, many berry bushes, and a large vegetable garden. 2 classes – Tuesdays, 3/13 & 3/20, 6:30-8:30pm, GMS, $24

 

Growing Your Own Fruit Trees

$24

with Joel Leak

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Do you want to grow fruit trees, but don’t know where to begin? Join Master Gardener, Joel Leak, as he provides basic information on how to grow apples, pears and stone fruits (including peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and cherries). He will discuss varieties, planting, pollination, insect pests, diseases and pruning. Joel has been gardening for 40 years and started with a small vegetable garden when he was young. He graduated from the Cumberland County Master Gardener program in 2001. He has over 40 fruit trees, 10 grape vines, many berry bushes, and a large vegetable garden. 2 classes – Tuesdays, 4/3 & 4/10, 6:30-8:30pm, GMS, $24

 

History Walk at Gambo Preserve: History of the Gunpowder Mill & Towpath

Free

with Presumpscot Regional Land Trust

Calendar Mar 24, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Come learn about the amazing history of the Gambo Preserve. Don Wescott, history enthusiast and former Presumpscot Regional Land Trust board member, will be leading this walk during which he will share a wealth of information about the Cumberland & Oxford Canal and Towpath, the Gunpowder Mill and the Gambo Dam. These institutions/structures all figured prominently in the 19th century in our region and remains of each can still be seen along the Gambo Trail. This will be an easy one mile walk over mostly flat terrain with lots of stops to learn about the history of the region. Saturday, 3/24, 10:00am-12:00pm, Shaw Park (55 Partridge Lane, Gorham), no charge

 

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Hunter Safety

$10

with Sam Boothby

Calendar Mar 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This course is mandatory for all new hunting licenses, moose permits and doe permits. It will cover proper handling of firearms (rifles and shotguns), map and compass, survival, etc. This class is offered in cooperation with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Participants must attend all classes to become certified and must be 12 years of age or older. Sam Boothby is a master instructor for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and has taught this course for more than 28 years. Wednesday, 3/14, 6:30-8:30pm & Saturday, 3/24, 8:00-4:00pm, GMS, $10 Includes home study as well as class time. You must attend both classes.

 

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