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Student Assistance Fund $10 W22

$10

with Hannah Bard

Calendar Jan 18, 2022 , runs for 18 weeks

Many of our students have families, part-time or low-wage jobs, transportation issues, and of course many other financial challenges. Your generous donation of $10 will allow students with these unique challenges the opportunity to focus on their studies. Every donation is appreciated. Disbursements from this fund are approved by the Administrators of MMRACE on the basis of need. Thank you for your support.

A Community that Cares: Be a Foster Parent online Messalonskee W22

Free

with Kasey McDonough

Calendar Jan 18, 2022 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Start your journey to becoming a foster or adoptive parent! After registering, you will be sent a link to access an informational video. The licensing process, available resources, supports, and next steps for those interested are among the topics covered. Foster families and homes are needed in every Maine community. Children in foster care need supportive adults to provide loving homes until they can be safely reunited with their family. Come learn more to see if this could be you. Limit 25 students. Start Date and Time will be at your convenience once you register and receive the emailed link. Viewing usually takes one hour for one session.

Will run

Digital Photography, Small Group Tutorial Messalonskee May 31 W22

$40

with Kirsten Guyaz

Calendar May 31, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Due to COVID regulations we are unsure if all classes will run.  Please put your name on the class wait list.  Once we know we are able to run the class we will contact you to register. 

Come learn more about both the artistic side, including composition and design, and the technical, such as aperture, shutter speed, loss and non-loss files, downloading to electronic formats, simple editing, and more. We will be outdoors shooting as much as daylight as weather permits. YOU MUST BRING TO EACH CLASS: CAMERA, MEMORY CARDS, CHARGED BATTERIES, ALL CORDS, MANUAL, and LAPTOP; and if you have it, a card reader. Interested students 13-17 may register with a registering and participating parent or guardian. Please join the Class Waitlist, and we will call or email when we have enough students for the class. Limit 5 students.

Full Course

Maine Driving Dynamics (Defensive Driving) via Zoom May W22

$41

with Chantel Plummer

Calendar May 31, 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. Self-Supporting Fee: $41; age 65 and over, $26.  This class is via Zoom.

Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Phone Messalonskee W22
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Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Phone Messalonskee W22

$15

with Eli FitzGerald

Due to COVID regulations we are unsure if all classes will run.  Please put your name on the class wait list.  Once we know we are able to run the class we will contact you to register. 

Do you wish you knew better how to use your smart phone? This will be a tactile question and answer night. Bring your phone, cords, and booklet if you have one, and if you don’t that’s ok this is the night to learn how SMART your smart phone really is. Please join the Waitlist, and we will call or email when we have enough students for the class. Inclement weather make up will be Wednesday, June 8. Limit 10 students.

Worm Composting Free Alumni Harvest Night June W22

Free

with Jock Robie

Calendar Jun 2, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This will be a free session for any interested alumni and new students. The instructor will inspect worm bins, demonstrate and assist with harvesting, and answer any questions. The instructor will bring six harvest kits for alumni to use harvesting their own worm bins. Student limit 6

Couples may register as one person if they only have one bin.  If they have two bins they will need to register individually.

Full Course

Watercolor of the Seasons: Moon Phases and the Luna Moth W22

$45

with Serena Sanborn

Calendar Jun 18, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Join Desi DuBois and Serena Sanborn for a relaxed, guided beginners’ summer watercolor painting session with a fun Creature Feature: All about the Luna Moth! Serena, a Maine Master Naturalist, will answer questions like, “why doesn’t the Luna Moth have a mouth?” while Desi will guide the watercolor creation! The final work will be your choice of an 11x17 or a 24x30 depiction of a moonlit Luna Moth fluttering among cucumber blossoms and vines. Immerse yourself in an informative study of the magic of moths and nature! All supplies included. Please bring your lunch, as we will take a half hour break to eat. Limit 15 students. Masking is optional at Waterville Creates events. For more info on their Covid policy, click here https://www.watervillecreates.org/covid-policy/

Explore Messalonskee Lake and its Ecology by Kayak Messalonskee July W22

Free

with Kathy Moore

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

Messalonskee Lake and Steam is a wonderful natural resource for the mid-Maine region and offers numerous recreational and conservation activities.  If you have always wanted to learn to kayak and explore the lake’s ecology, this class will offer a free kayak lesson and will provide all equipment needed.  Identification of flora and fauna in the lake and stream will be taught followed by a kayak paddle near shore to find various specimens.   

Prerequisite:  know the basics of how to swim, but we will be staying close to shore.   Please wear water shoes; a bathing suit or shorts are appropriate.  And do be prepared with extra clothes-you may get wet.  

Meet at the Rt 27 Boat Launch at Belgrade Stream-the south end of the lake (across from Loon Ridge Cottages and near Hammond Lumber) Limit 8 students.  If needed, a Rain Date will be announced.  

Full Course




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