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Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

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Elder Law - The Basics Messalonskee F22


with John Nale

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This two-hour class will include discussion regarding retirement planning, advance directives, guardianships and conservatorships, second marriage family planning, long-term care and estate planning. Attorney Nale will be available after class to answer any questions as well. Limit 15 students.

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Grow Your Own Garlic via Zoom Messalonskee F22


with Amy Leblanc

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in learning how to grow garlic? Join us for this Zoom workshop on growing garlic successfully and with the least fuss. We will discuss garden preparation and planting, good growing techniques, weed control AND basic troubleshooting. We will also include recipes for using all the parts of the plant. Great for first timers and more experienced gardeners. A starter package of 10 garlic cloves will be provided. This year we will take orders for garlic. At the time of registration, please email to let us know if you would like to order and how much - $9 for a half pound and $16 for a full pound. You will be notified when your garlic has arrived at Messalonskee High School for you to pick up. You will also receive an information sheet attached to your online registration receipt. Limit 20 students.

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Pottery Messalonskee F22


with Sherrie Damon

Calendar Sep 29, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this class you will be introduced to a variety of hand-building methods to produce clay work. First-time students will be given individual attention, while more experienced artists may work at their desired pace. No prior experience required. Glazing and decorating techniques will also be covered. Three Pottery wheels will be available for students to try (one class lesson will be provided). Come with your ideas and dress in work clothes. A $25 lab fee (no credit cards please) is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Must be 17 to register. Art Pick-up on Nov. 17, from 5:30-6:00 p.m. No class Oct. 6. Limit 12 students.

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Stained Glass Messalonskee F22


with Carmela Patriotti

Calendar Sep 29, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this class, Beginners will learn the step-by-step process of Tiffany’s copper foil stained glass design. You will complete a beautiful glass panel; participate in a field trip on the second class to the stained glass shop in Manchester. At the end of the class you will have gained the fundamental skills to continue a new and beautiful hobby and craft. The kit is $120, and there will be other materials that you will need to purchase, such as glass which will be $40-$50. For Intermediate students: You will work independently and under the teacher’s watchful eye as you advance your techniques. If you have been thinking about learning Stained Glass or improving your skills this is your chance! Intermediate lab fee $10 payable to the instructor. Oct. 6 will be the Field Trip. (If you have tools and supplies from previously, you will not need to buy more.) Storm date of Nov. 10. Limit 10 students.

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Fix-A-Bike Workshop Messalonskee F22


with Dan Bassett

Calendar Oct 1, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Join us for a bike maintenance workshop for Teens and Adults. Are you curious about bicycle mechanics? Would you like to maintain your bike better, or do those overdue repairs yourself? Would you like to be better prepared to fix those “on-the-road” breakdowns? Bring your bike and tool kit, if you have one. A parent or guardian must accompany students 13-16. Limit 18 students.

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Dog Training Basics Messalonskee Oct. F22


with Donna Whitney

Calendar Oct 3, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This is a beginner dog training class and is designed for the young and not so young. We work in small groups with several trainers assisting. The first night will be an Orientation and Information night held either on Monday, Oct. 3 or Monday, Nov. 14 at the Fairfield Community Center for the two-legged family member/s only. (Please only one human registration per dog, although 2 humans may attend with one dog.) You will get a helpful manual and many issues will be discussed including the commands taught such as walking on a loose leash, stay and come exercises as well as other techniques. We will also discuss your behavior concerns. The four subsequent evenings with dogs will also be held at the Fairfield Community Center from 6:00-7:00 p.m. All dogs will need to be on a leash at all times, and NO dogs will be allowed if they are aggressive. When you register online, you will receive a packet attached to your receipt. Please print, read, sign, and bring it to class with you. Please bring proof of vaccinations, $100 material fee payable to the instructor (NO CREDIT CARDS), and your completed packet to orientation night. Limit 10 dogs and up to two people may attend with one dog. Limit 10 students/dogs. Monday, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Oct. 3, Orientation & Information Night (session 1, no dogs) Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St. Fairfield Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Oct. 10 - Oct. 31 (sessions 2-5 with dogs) Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St., Fairfield Self Supporting Fee: $10, Donna Whitney, Tailwaggers Dog Training

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Maine Driving Dynamics (Defensive Driving) via Zoom Oct. F22
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Maine Driving Dynamics (Defensive Driving) via Zoom Oct. F22


with Chantel Plummer

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This five hour program covers accident prevention for drivers of all ages and is cosponsored by the Maine Department of Public Safety. Those completing the course will receive a three point credit on their driving record. Pre-registration is required. Minimum of 6 students needed to run class. Self-Supporting Fee: $41; age 65 and over, $26

Putting Your Garden to Bed Messalonskee F22
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Putting Your Garden to Bed Messalonskee F22


with Amy Leblanc

Do you want to do everything right for your garden this fall and be able to walk right out and plant your peas with very little muss and fuss next spring? Well, then this class is for you. We will discuss cleaning up the garden, cover crops, soil protection, and planting garlic and fall bulbs. We will also discuss saving the surplus vegetables by canning, freezing, drying, or using a root cellar. There will be an extensive bibliography of both print and Internet resources to help make the whole job easier-and makes for GREAT reading. Limit 20 students.

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