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What to Cook: Tonight is "A Meal for Changing Season" - online 3.18
with Shlomit Auciello
Expand your taste buds and cooking skills with this quick curry stew. It warms us up, along with stuffed chapati flatbread, vegetables and dessrt inspired by the what's available. This menu can easily serve 2, with ingredients fitting into a $17 budget. The recipes and shopping list are supplied after you enroll; watch the cooking demo from the comforts of your kitchen!
Tree Care & Pruning - March
with Kevin Bailey
Why pruning? When to prune? Is this winter damage? Learn proper techniques on local plants; see and handle appropriate tools for the job. What's the best time for tree and shrub pruning, what growth conditions should be encouraged and which to correct? Prune for optimal vistas, yard aesthetics, fruit tree perfomance, and repairing storm damage. Q&A is encouraged in this live class.
What to Cook: Tonight is online "Passover for Anyone - a Zoom Seder
with Shlomit Auciello
Tonight will be an adventure in symbolic food, storytelling, and relaxation. Each student will be given 1 simple recipe to prepare ahead of time; the rest will be accomplished during class. It will be the shortest Seder in history! This menu can serve 2+, with ingredients fitting into a $17 budget. The recipes and shopping list are supplied after you enroll; watch the Zoomed cooking demo from the comforts of your kitchen.
AirBnB®-type Rentals Part II
with Dee Peppe
This live course is designed for those who have decided to take the plunge and try their hand at short-term rentals. Let’s get you up and running. Practical 'how to' information, along with individual student’s needs, will steer this course. We’ll go through the process of setting up everyone’s profile and account, as well as talk about the best way to take photos, get those uploaded and placed in the profile. We’ll take a close look at nightly rates based on each facility, amenities, location, and time of year. We’ll discuss insurance options and any other factors that should be considered.
Intro to Chess
with Alex Fayvil
In this live introductory workshop to the game of chess, beginners and future enthusiasts will learn basic rules and strategies of the game as well as get practice and guidance to the Game of Kings! The five meetings will center on 1) learning the rules of the game and how each piece moves and attacks; 2) understanding and practicing opening strategies; 3) the middle-game and the importance of good exchanges and positioning; 4) the endgame! and what it takes to walk away victorious and; 5) the last meeting will focus on speed chess and the fun and adrenaline rush of playing the game in limited time
Medicare 101 - online - April
with Catherine Slye
Determining which Medicare plan you need can feel like a maze of uncertainty. You will be provided information regarding Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplemental plans, and tips on how to save money, avoid paying penalties and how to navigate through the process with more confidence. Before this Zoomed class you'll receive supporting informantion to follow along (and for your future reference). Tune into the presentation from the comfort of your home, while still seeing and interacting with the instructor. Be sure to call 596-7752 x3 to enroll in your preferred session. Spectrum Generations is a non-profit organization; donations are always appreciated.
What to Cook: Tonight We Celebrate Tax Day=Refrigerator Dinner-online
with Shlomit Auciello
Uncle Sam's been taken care of...tonight we work with what's on hand. Using home items from the "combined" larders of the student body, the instructor will eek out a fine meal. You'll understand the method of crafting a delicious pantry meal. Please list your preferred form of contact when you enroll to allow the instructor to "make magic" from the group's cupboard. Sit back and watch the Zoomed demo from the comforts of your kitchen. This class will be recorded for reviewing up to 10 days later!
Find Success with Garden Pollinators
with Jean Vose
Jean Vose is a Master Gardener, certified horticulturalist, backyard beekeeper and nature instructor. Jean sees that COVID has sparked a deeper interest in gardening throughout the midcoast; “people have always gardened in hard times, but food is only part of that story. They are motivated by the desire for beauty, a creative or physical outlet, contact with nature, or tangible results.” For many, the most notable interactions for the summer of ‘20 was kibitzing with neighbors as they all work their gardens. The May 13th live class features Maine’s Local Pollinators and the plants that feed them. Pollinators are critical to our food supply, but many of our pollinators are in decline due, in part, to habitat issues. Most of our landscapes have little to offer pollinators in the way of food, but it’s possible to provide a pollinator habitat in your yard. Greater garden yield is the benefit.