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Wet Felting Messalonskee W20
with Pam Gatcomb
In three and a half hours you can make an incredibly soft purse or scarf by felting merino wool. This involves fusing the wool fibers together with hot water and soap. No experience needed. Come be part of an old-time type gathering. Young people who are interested in learning to felt and are 12 to 17 may register with their parent or guardian who is registered for the class. If you have a hand sander please bring it. Also you should bring an apron if you have one and two absorbent towels (not your best ones). A $25 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Limit 8 students.
Introduction to 18th Century Cookery at Fort Western W20
with Susan Riedy
Interested in learning how to cook over an open hearth? Fort Western is the backdrop for this unique hands-on, learning experience. You will learn how to set a fire, prepare and cook a meal at the hearth, and then come together to share the meal. Please note: Rations may contain 18th century ingredients available at the time: flour, sugar, nuts, dairy and meat. Attention Teachers! This is a great way to earn CEU’s. A $20 material fee is payable to Old Fort Western at the start of class. There may be opportunities for optional additional experiences for an added cost. Limit 10 students.
Digital Photography Small Group Tutorial Messalonskee W20
with Kirsten Guyaz
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 daylight and weather permit! You must bring your camera, manual, CHARGED batteries, and ALL cords to each class. Optional: If you have a laptop and/or card reader please bring them to class. Parent or guardian must register and participate in the class with students ages 13-17. Limit 4 students. No class May 25.
Microsoft PowerPoint & Publisher 2013 W20
with Linda Davis
Passive House Design 101 Messalonskee W20
with Erik Durbas
Learn the latest in the basics of designing or retrofitting a home to meet the Passive House Standard. Topics to be covered include the thermal performance of materials and assemblies, creating an air tightness control layer, the impacts of thermal bridging commonly seen in to-code construction, high efficiency heating and cooling appliances and the benefits of passive solar gain. Join us to review the best ways we can secure our energy future and create resilient buildings for the next generations. Great for homeowners, builders, designers, real estate agents, and lenders. Limit 25 students.
Smart Phone for Beginners and Seniors Messalonskee W20
with Eli FitzGerald
Do you wish you had a smart phone? Do you wish you knew better how to use the one you have? Would you like to text like the kids and grand kids? Or perhaps you just don’t know what features you need, or would wish you had if you had only known when you signed up for the phone? Bring your phone, cords, and booklet if you have one, and if you don’t that’s okay this is the night to learn about smart phones and what they can do. Limit 6 students.
Jammin’ with Mr. D Messalonskee W20
with David Deas
Do you play an instrument? Have you always wanted to play in a group with other musicians? Then this class is for you. Bring a song or two of sheet music that you enjoy and think others would enjoy too. We will work on becoming a “mini rock band” together. Parent or guardian must be present in the class with students under 17. Limit 10 students.
Medicare 101 May W20
with Courtney Cowan
Medicare is not one size fits all. Are you new to Medicare? This session will review a wide variety of information to help you navigate the waters. We will review how to obtain Medicare, when you are eligible and many other important topics including supplemental insurance to compliment original Medicare. If you are currently enrolled in Medicare come get a refresher on the basics and better understand the choices available to you and when you can make changes. There are many different products and carriers available as well as various enrollment periods, which give you the opportunity to change your policy if appropriate. Anyone with questions about Medicare will find this class helpful. Limit 20 students.