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Experimental Drawing - Observation & Imagination


with Barbra Bragg

Calendar Jan 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Drawing is about the power of the human mark. It is these marks that are the foundation of drawing. During this course we will focus on the creative expression of our individual observations and personal styles. We will work with a variety concepts and interesting subjects that will inspire us to experiment with new materials and give each of us an opportunity to explore unique techniques. Everyone can draw - open to all!  Materials fee of $18 is payable the first night.

PSS - Personal Support Specialist - Jan.
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PSS - Personal Support Specialist - Jan.


with Vicki Harriman

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 8 am, runs for 8 weeks

This 50 hour course prepares participants to work in home health care or residential settings. Personal care, communication skills, observing, reporting and documentation, how to provide care safely and deal with emergencies, consumer rights, aging and illness are among the topics taught. State certification is awarded upon successful completion of skill components and written exam. This is a daytime Monday class.

Call 596-7752 option 3 for an application.

Outboard Basics


with Scott Lord

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Get to know how your outboard motor works. Classroom time will include an overview of 2 & 4 stroke gas powered motors; the engine and its components, and the electronic fuel injection system. Shop skills will include changing oil, draining the carburetor, and the basic maintenance schedule. Our workshop will provide the motors for instruction.  If time allows, individual projects may be introduced with permission from the instructor.

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 1 payment of $78.00, paid every four weeks.

Cyber Safety - Security for All Internet Users


with Chris Nolan

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Scammers and schemers are organized, and they are actively targeting you. Learn about the tricks and tactics they use to gain your personal information and access to your finances. You will see they are VERY organized and VERY good at what they do. How do you or your elderly parent avoid becoming victims of their schemes?  It all starts with gaining the knowledge and awareness of the practices to stay safe. What do you do if you have been breached by their schemes? In this information session, you will learn about common scenarios that are used to “get” your precious information, and, most importantly, you’ll learn how to spot them immediately, avoid falling into their traps, and take action if you realize you have been a victim.

Short-term Vacation Rental Basics


with Dee Peppe

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

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 Monday evening class.

Buying and Selling on eBay - Feb.


with Mike Lokuta

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This two night 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.

QuickBooks 2017 Intro


with Dorothy Prescott

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to navigate one of the most widely used accounting software applications for small businesses. QuickBooks is an enormous aid in paying bills, invoicing, tracking expenses, paying sales tax and creating reports to better manage your small business or company.  This course is for beginning users.

Be Captain: Be Stress Free - Feb.


with Branden Densmore

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn how to be the captain of your life, navigating the seas of stress like a pro.  Discover methods of organization and balance to reduce worry and anxiety caused by deadlines, paperwork, overload, and job hunting.

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