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Balsam Fir Kissing Ball Workshop

$14

with Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Dec 5, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for a fun filled class! Create a gift, bring the fragrance of Christmas into your home and keep Maine green this Christmas. Using materials provided, you will make a beautiful, 16” full arrangement of Maine balsam decorated with red ribbons. Your kissing ball is designed to be hung in an archway or outdoors. It will remain fresh throughout the holidays and beyond. After the holidays, recycle the balsam in a fragrant sachet. Please bring gloves and small hand pruners to class. Materials fee: $12 payable to the instructor. Materials for additional kissing balls will be available for purchase. Tom and Lorraine Lindstedt are experienced wreath makers, crafters and educators and operate Woodlot Management & Products; a local family owned and operated tree farm. Tuesday, 12/5, 7:00-9:00pm, GMS, $14

 

Balsam Fir Wreath Workshop

$14

with Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Nov 30, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a beautiful, fresh, 24” (approx.) balsam fir Christmas wreath. This class is filled with fun and laughter. Create a gift, continue a Maine tradition and keep Maine green this Christmas. Beginners become instant wreath makers with the help of easy clamp rings. Your wreath will remain fresh throughout the holidays and beyond. After the holidays, recycle the ring and use the balsam in a fragrant sachet. Please bring gloves and small hand pruners to class. Materials fee: $10, payable to instructor. Materials for additional wreaths will be available for purchase. Tom and Lorraine Lindstedt are experienced wreath makers, crafters and educators and operate Woodlot Management & Products; a local family owned and operated tree farm. Thursday, 11/30, 7:00-9:00pm, GMS, $14

 

Basic Bike Maintenance

$28

with Bruce Wallingford

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Join instructor and owner of Ernie’s Cycle Shop, Bruce Wallingford, for a three-part series of classes focused on basic bike maintenance: tire changing, fixing a flat, putting a chain on, quick adjustments, etc. Students are welcome to bring their personal bike. 3 classes – Mondays, 9/11-9/25, 6:00-7:30pm, GMS, $28

 

Chalk Painting Furniture/Kitchen Cabinets

$40

with Miki Earle

Calendar Sep 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Is there furniture in your home that needs a fresh look? Been dreaming of a new kitchen? This class is for YOU! Each student will learn the simple Royal Chalk 4 step system for your furniture in this two evening course. You will learn how to create any look you desire…vintage, cottage, antiqued, modern…. in any painted color you desire at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets or new furniture. Wood, MDF, Laminate can all be painted. No experience required! Miki Earle, creator of The Royal Chalk paint line, has taught hundreds of DIY students to successfully refinish furniture and cabinetry. 1st class: bring a VERY small portable piece of furniture or wooden craft to paint and a 1-cup sample of flat low-primer paint (Home Depot BEHR Premium Plus flat sheen, 8 ounces is a good choice). Please NO chairs with spindles. 2nd night: you will apply enhancement techniques and wax or topcoat to your painted piece. Wear paint clothes and bring a small drop cloth. All materials, paint and tools will be provided. Materials fee: $25, payable to the instructor. 2 classes – Wednesdays, 9/20 & 9/27, 5:30-8:30pm (set-up begins at 5:30pm and instruction at 6pm), GMS, $40

 

Ethnic Market Field Trip: Market Exploration

$15

with Instructor TBA

Calendar Oct 21, 2017 at 10 am

We are planning an exciting and educational trip to a few Portland area markets. Register early; this class will take onlyl 8 students.

 

Financial Journey: Decide Where You Are Going & Know the Rules of the Road

$15

with Heather Levasseur

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You will learn to define where you are financially, today, where you want to be in the future and how to document your goals to periodically check your progress. This is the first step toward controlling your financial future! Join instructor Heather Levasseur from Wells Fargo Advisors for this workshop as you embark on your financial journey. Heather is a graduate of the University of Maine and currently holds an Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM designation and a Registered ParaplannerSM designation through the College for Financial Planning and has been employed with Wells Fargo since 2007. She is committed to helping ensure that you are organized and confident when it comes to your financial health. Wednesday, 9/27, 6:00-7:30pm, GMS, $15

 

Hunter Safety - Session I

$10

with Sam Boothby

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 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. Session I: Wednesday, 9/27, 6:30-8:30pm & Saturday, 10/7, 8:00-4:00pm, GMS, $10 Includes home study as well as class time. You must attend both classes.

 

Hunter Safety - Session II

$10

with Sam Boothby

Calendar Oct 11, 2017 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. Session II : Wednesday, 10/11, 6:30-8:30pm & Saturday, 10/28, 8:00-4:00pm, GMS, $10 Includes home study as well as class time. You must attend both classes.

 





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