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AirBnB - 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.
Bread Dough Shaping - Lobster and Turkey
with Mike & Kate Miller
Learn the techniques for turning basic bread dough into crowd-pleasing shapes. You will conquer a lobster and a turkey, and take home the baked results of your victory. The final products take on a personality that will keep you making more, and a tradition is apt to evolve! Bring your apron.
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 (such as active listening skills, empathy, creating and fulfilling the collaborative intention). Students will participate in roll playing and offer scenarios where collaboration skills create a Win/Win.
eBay Buying and Selling-Dec.
with Mike Lokuta
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.
First Impressions - Resume, Cover Letter & Interview
with Mariah Klapatch
Show your confidence as you seek the job. This class covers everything from dress, nerves, developing talking points on your strengths, assets and weaknesses to augmenting a traditional cover letter with points specific to the recipient and the mission. Scenarios will support the skills discussed, plus ample opportunities to practice in class.
Food Preservation - Canning - Oct.
with Vina Lindley
This class focuses on basic water bath canning. Each participant will learn the most up-to-date info on this classic method for handling garden surplus, and will take home a folder of materials and a jar of whatever we can. Fruits/vegetables will be supplied by the instructor. This is a presentation from the Maine Cooperative Extension Service.
Fundamentals of Investing - Nov.
with MCST Staff
Learn about various investing terms such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and how they work as investment options. Understand the basics of risk and return, portfolio diversification, and retirement plans. Mike Curtis
Fundamentals of Investing - Oct.
with MCST Staff
Learn about various investing terms such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and how they work as investment options. Understand the basics of risk and return, portfolio diversification, and retirement plans.