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Build a Collaborative Environment at Work or at Home
with Mariah Klapatch
This course covers recognizing defenses in self, employing collaborative tools applicable to any environment. Build success for all involved through active listening skills, empathy, increased self-awareness, and effective communication. Learn how to reduce defensiveness and increase positive collaboration. This is a two-session class; Monday and Wednesday evening.
eBay Buying and Selling-Nov.
with Mike Lokuta
This two-night Tuesday class will be an exploration of how to utilize eBay, the on-line auction, as a buyer or seller. We will walk you through how to create an account, the eBay fee structure, and the anatomy of a sale. Describing and photographing items, tips, tricks, and pitfalls will be discussed. A short discussion about tax liability and eBay No-No’s will be included. Laptop computers will be available for your use. This course is for the eBay novice or dabbler, so bring your questions to class for discussion.
Estate Planning - Nov.
with Shawn Dulac
Estate planning serves to manage an individual's asset base in the event of their incapacitation or death. This Thursday evening class provides an overview of basic and sophisticated estate planning, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and a discussion of the probate process.
with Anna Mason
A current hospice nurse shares the layers of care and expectation surrounding hospice. Q&A is welcome, and you’ll discover the philosophy of hospice care, and what exactly it is? Why do we want it? When is it appropriate to start the hospice discussion, what services are provided, how do you choose home vs in-patient care? Are you ready to have the hospice conversation? What do you want at the end of life? This is a Thursday evening class.
Short-term Vacation Rental Basics
with Dee Peppe
The short-term vacation rental community is growing worldwide and in mid-coast Maine. Are you wondering if your property has the potential for some extra income? Come and explore the possibilities that are available to you. This general information session will help you decide if short-term renting is the right fit for you, your family, and your home. Discussion specifics will be generated by your questions, and the ins-and-outs revealed by a two-year veteran of short-term vacation rental success. Considerations for discussion; lodging taxes, local permits, navigating the websites, security, and expectations. After the class has generated some clarity for you and you decide to jump on this journey, there will be another multi-day course offered mid-winter to help you actually get things up and running. This is a Thursday evening class.
Shrub & Tree Care-Prepare for Winter
with Kevin Bailey
Are you shocked at what winter does to your landscape? Learn appropriate techniques for preserving your shrubs and flowering trees from the rigors of ice, wind, heavy snow, January thaw, etc. What are the best supplies for tree and shrub protection, and when is it safe to remove them in the spring? Avoid the appearance of totally brown rhododendrons next April! Q&A is encouraged. This is a Saturday morning class.