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Preserving the Harvest: Hands-on Jams and Jellies Messalonskee W20
with Deborah Barnett
Ever wonder how to make and preserve your own jams and jellies? This hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basic steps for both canning and freezing. Participants will receive a “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation packet, and will learn recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to ensure safety, and how to check for properly sealed jars. Please bring a pot holder with you to the workshop (you will be able to take home a jar of blueberry jam that evening!). A $20 material fee (no credit cards please) is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Limit 10 students.
Indian Food at Home! W20
with Chef Tim
Through a cooking demonstration, learn the characteristics of Indian Cuisine, including spice factor and pairing with other food elements. Students will learn to make Naan along with an authentic vegetarian soup and a more modern chutney. Students will take home a pint of Coconut Curry Soup, a half pint of chutney, and naan that they make. A $10 material fee is payable to Snow Pond Center for the Arts at the start of class. Limit 12 students.
Personal Safety Messalonskee W20
with Kevin Webb
This class is designed for people who want to learn the tools and skills of personal safety and to be confident in their everyday life and in a variety of situations. We will cover outward appearance, confidence level, and using the body in self-defense. You will learn to recognize possible dangerous encounters, how to handle them, and prevention strategies. Parent or guardian must register and participate in the class with students 14 to 17. Limit 25 students.
Maine Driving Dynamics (Defensive Driving) May W20
with Unknown State of Maine
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
Substitute Teacher Training May W20
with Ronald Merrill
Substitute teaching in the public schools can be very rewarding as well as very challenging. In this workshop an experienced and well-respected local substitute teacher will share his knowledge and strategies with those who want to find success as a substitute teacher. Topics will include classroom and behavior management, the substitute survival pack, resources and expectations from local schools, helpful hints to keep any classroom on track, and information about staff conduct, affirmative action and harassment policies. Persons who successfully complete this two-hour workshop will receive a certificate that will be acknowledged by local schools as part of the application packet. Limit 10 students.
Worm Composting Free Alumni Harvest Night June W20
with Jock Robie
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.