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Citizen Science Project: Maine Breeding Bird Atlas Messalonskee W19
with Herb Wilson
This birding class will focus on how to document breeding of our summer birds and how to contribute your observations to the Maine Breeding Bird Atlas, which is a Citizen Science Project. Limit 25 students. Storm date of Mar. 18.
Cleaning with Essential Oils Messalonskee W19
with Eunice Loredo
Come learn to refresh your home and senses with essential oils. In this class we will discuss non-toxic cleaning techniques that will deep clean your home. This is the healthy way to remove mold, musty air, and allergens, kill germs, bacteria and even dust mites. Materials and recipes will be provided for you to prepare and to take home: a cleaning glass bottle spray 8 oz. for kitchen and bathroom, a 4 oz air spray to kills allergens in rooms, and a glass jar to prepare a multipurpose scrub. A $25 material fee is payable to the instructor at start of class. Fee covers your take-home item(s). Limit 10 students. Optional, if you are interested in opening a subscription or placing an order for DoTerra Essential Oils, forms will be available.
Culinary Herb Gardening Messalonskee W19
with Pat Michaud
We will discuss selecting, growing, and harvesting herbs, and how to use them in cooking. Join us and learn how to make your garden even more beautiful as well as useful with herbs. Limit 20 students.
Day Trip to Boston and the New England Aquarium W19
with Ashley Gilbert
Join us for a fun packed day in Boston and a visit to the New England Aquarium. At the aquarium, you can explore coral reefs, experience a rain forest, meet a variety of creatures and even attend a movie in the IMAX Theater. Your day includes time to enjoy the shopping and eating opportunities at Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Depart in relaxation on a Cyr Bus motor coach from the Waterville Senior High School back parking lot at 7:30 a.m. or from the West Gardiner Service Plaza at 8:00 a.m. while enjoying a family-friendly movie. Stop for a brief breakfast and bathroom break in Kennebunk before arriving at the aquarium around 11:30 a.m. Spend as much time as you want at the aquarium and/or walk to nearby locations for shopping and eating. The bus will pick you up at the aquarium at 5:00 p.m. On the way home, we will feature another family-friendly movie. After a stop at the Kennebunk Rest Area you will arrive home at approximately 8:30-9:00 p.m. (If you do not want to hear the movie it is recommended that you bring noise cancelling headsets.) Your registration fee includes transportation to and from Boston and general admission to the aquarium. Special event tickets, IMAX tickets, and meals are not included. An adult must accompany children under the age of 18. Call 873-5754 to register. No refunds will be made after March 28, 2019. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., April 20th New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA Depart 7:30 a.m. from Waterville (Waterville Senior High School back parking lot) Return 9:00 p.m. Depart 8:00 a.m. from Gardiner (West Gardiner Service Plaza) Return 8:30 p.m. Self Supporting Fee: $69 (Adult - 12 and over) $65 (Child - under 12)
Delta Ambulance Citizens Academy Messalonskee W19
Delta Ambulance Citizens Academy is a hands-on opportunity for the residents of the community to learn many different aspects of the skills utilized by Delta Paramedics and EMTs. This Academy is designed for people, who are interested in learning more about emergency medical services (EMS). Participants will need to complete a simple application, be 18 years of age, be willing to commit the necessary time and have no record of a felony. After course completion, graduates will have the opportunity to participate in a ride-along observing Delta paramedics and EMTs on actual emergencies. The academy provides hands-on training, one evening per week, 6-8 p.m., for 8 weeks, demonstrating the skills of EMS crews. Using mannequins, participants will learn why starting IV’s, intubations (placing a breathing tube), defibrillations, reading heart rhythms are essential in performing a full “code” (cardiac resuscitation). There is no cost to attend. Call ahead to register and for the next start date—207-861-4246 or by mail Delta Ambulance Citizens Academy, 29 Chase Avenue, Waterville, ME 04901.
Digital Photography Workshop Messalonskee W19
with Eli FitzGerald
During this class we will cover the basics of the DSLR camera and other photography basics. We will look at aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, photocomposition, and how they are used together to create an outstanding photograph. Then during the last class we will learn the basics of Photoshop. A DSLR camera is required. Limit 8 students. No class Apr. 16. Storm date of May 7.
Digital Photography, Small Group Tutorial Messalonskee W19
with Kirsten Guyaz
Dog Training Basics Messalonskee W19
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 Monday, Apr. 22, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 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, walking on a loose leash, ‘stay and come’ exercises, and other techniques. We will also discuss your dog’s behavior concerns. The five subsequent evenings will be held off-site 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. Registration deadline of Apr. 11. 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 the instructor at the start of class, Apr. 22. Limit 12 dogs with their people. No class May 27.