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Microsoft Excel (for Intermediates)

$36

with Troy Levesque

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Do you use Microsoft Excel today? Do you follow a cheat sheet to complete your daily Excel tasks? Do you need something a little more than a basic class? In this three-day (2 hours per day) class, we will teach you how to use the intermediate features of the Microsoft Excel program. By the end of the class you will be able to use the conditional formatting feature, use spreadsheets for mail merging, create and use pivot tables, create charts and graphs, combine functions within formulas, edit text to columns and more. Sign-up today and expand your possibilities with the Microsoft Excel program. Students are asked to bring a blank thumb drive (1GB or larger) to the class. Troy Levesque has over 28 years of banking experience and spent the last 22 years in some sort of training capacity. 3 classes – Mondays, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23 (NO CLASS 3/9), 6:00pm-8:00pm, GMS, $36

Growing Your Own Fruit Trees

$24

with Joel Leak

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 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, 3/10 & 3/17, 6:30pm-8:30pm, GMS, $24

Brain Fitness

$25

with Donna Davis

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 10:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Would you like to train your brain to function at a higher level? Do you exercise to improve your physical fitness? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then read on…this class is for you. You may realize the importance of physical exercise, yet rarely do we think of the need to perform fitness training for our brain. Brain fitness is now recognized as a key ingredient in our overall well-being and quality of life. Scientists now believe that the brain is able to grow new dendrites and neurons. These exercises can benefit anyone, regardless of age or cognitive ability. This is achieved by stimulating the brain with challenging, novel-enriched activities. Donna Davis has been the Activity Director at the Gorham House for over twenty years delivering quality programming to the Residents who live there. 8 classes – Wednesdays, 3/11-4/29, 10:30am-11:30am, Gorham House, $25

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Growing Great Berries

$24

with Joel Leak

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 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, 3/24 & 3/31, 6:30pm-8:30pm, GMS, $24

Grow Your Own Organic Garden

$10

with Stowell Watters

Calendar Apr 8, 2020 at 6 pm

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, 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 basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. We will send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. Instructor, Stowell Waters, is an experienced farmer/gardener with Old Wells Farm. Wednesday, 4/8, 6:00pm-9:00pm, GMS, $10

Planning a Great Vegetable Garden

$24

with Joel Leak

Calendar Apr 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Let’s get ready to plan your next vegetable garden. This class will cover site selection and preparation, crop selection and rotation, composting, starting plants indoors from seed, garden pests and diseases, succession planting, harvesting and tips and tricks for all kinds of vegetables. Joel Leak has been gardening for more than 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, 4/28 & 5/5, 6:30pm-8:30pm, GMS, $24

Hunter Safety

$10

with Sam Boothby

Calendar Apr 29, 2020 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 10 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 29 years. Wednesday, 4/29, 6:30-8:30pm & Saturday, 5/9, 8:00-4:00pm, GMS, $10 Includes home study as well as class time. You must attend both classes.

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Maine Driving Dynamics

$40

with Bureau of Highway Sa Unknown

Calendar May 11, 2020 at 6 pm

Maine’s Driving Dynamics course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. Students completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. A certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor teaches this course. 2 classes – Monday, 5/11 & Wednesday, 5/13, 6:00-8:30pm, GMS, $40 (See additional course listing for those 65 and over)





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