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Constellations of Fall F17
with Ted Elliott
We’ll have tons of fun looking through a telescope at Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s moons, discussing the closest stars, light years, the solar system, Messier’s list…it’s a BIG universe but we’ll make it comprehensive. You will need a copy of The Stars: A New Way to See Them by Hans Rey (preferably the 2008 edition with the updated planetary tables). We might even try to make it to the new Colby Observatory! Instructor will have a green laser for pointing out everything…easy for you! Limit 6 students.
Dog Training Basics 6:30-7:30 pm Messalonskee F17
with Donna Whitney
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 on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Messalonskee High School for the two-legged family member/s only. 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 five subsequent evenings will be held on Mondays, off-site at the Fairfield Community Center from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All dogs will need to be on a leash at all times. Once you have registered, you will receive a packet in the mail to read, sign, and bring with you to class. Please bring proof of vaccinations and a $90 material fee payable to instructor at start of class on Sept. 5. Class will be held on Columbus Day, Oct. 9. Limit 12 dogs and their people.
Gardens Aglow Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens F17
with Jane Lee
SEE THE GARDENS IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT! No need to worry about parking or driving in poor visibility on this trip! Travel to Boothbay in comfort with a Cyr Bus and in-bus entertainment. The bus will drop you off at the Visitor’s Center of the gardens. Once inside, you will have two and one half hours to explore the magic within the gardens. Join us this winter for the biggest and brightest light display in Maine! This year, over 360,000 energy efficient LED lights decorate our central gardens and buildings. That’s right – the largest light display in Maine just got larger! From the lights, to the s’mores pit, food trucks and special art exhibits, Gardens Aglow has something for everyone. Join us to experience the magic. Depart 4:30 p.m., from Waterville (Elm Plaza), Return 10:00 p.m. Depart 5:00 p.m., from Gardiner (West Gardiner Service Plaza) Return 9:30 p.m.
Hunter Safety Messalonskee F17
with Craig Gerry
Softball Umpiring F17
with Scott Tilton
Gain a better understanding of softball rules. Learn why umpires stand where they do, what the “strike zone” is, umpire signals, and philosophy. Knowing the ins and outs of umpiring may add to the enjoyment of the game! Limit 15 students.