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A Field Course in Old Barns

$74

with Les Fossel, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

This is a course for people who have an old barn (that perhaps needs repairs), want an old barn, or just love old barns! The emphasis will be on practical ways to maintain your old barn at an affordable cost.  The first session is in the classroom. After that, meetings will be held in the old barns of class members. There will be as many sessions as are required to visit the barns of class members who want their barns visited (by no more than 12 people).  This course is co-sponsored by the Morris Farm Trust in Wiscasset.

The last class will be a potluck supper at the instructor’s house, where class members can see the instructor’s cabinetmaking shop and barns, and delve into his reference library on early buildings (one of the very best in Maine).

NOTE: Following the first class, the day and time of future classes will be determined by class members in a way to accommodate as many individual schedules as possible.

Les Fossel is one of Maine’s foremost experts on early buildings. His award-winning business has specialized in preserving our early buildings for 42 years. He has lectured throughout Maine and the Northeast, including as a faculty member for the University of Southern Maine. More information on his business enterprises is available at: www.oldhouserestoration.com. 

A Field Course in Old Barns

$74

with Les Fossel, MSAD #40 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

This is a course for people who have an old barn (that perhaps needs repairs), want an old barn, or just love old barns! The emphasis will be on practical ways to maintain your old barn at an affordable cost.  The first session is in the classroom. After that, meetings will be held in the old barns of class members. There will be as many sessions as are required to visit the barns of class members who want their barns visited (by no more than 12 people).  This course is co-sponsored by the Morris Farm Trust in Wiscasset.

The last class will be a potluck supper at the instructor’s house, where class members can see the instructor’s cabinetmaking shop and barns, and delve into his reference library on early buildings (one of the very best in Maine).

NOTE: Following the first class, the day and time of future classes will be determined by class members in a way to accommodate as many individual schedules as possible.

Les Fossel is one of Maine’s foremost experts on early buildings. His award-winning business has specialized in preserving our early buildings for 42 years. He has lectured throughout Maine and the Northeast, including as a faculty member for the University of Southern Maine. More information on his business enterprises is available at: www.oldhouserestoration.com. 

A Functional Approach to Feeling your Best through Menopause and Beyond

$29

with Melissa Groves, RDN, LD, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Mar 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Menopause is a time of transition that brings challenges to many women. Functional medicine considers the root causes and addresses the whole person with food and lifestyle recommendations that treat the symptoms at its source. Melissa Groves, RDN, LD is a functional medicine registered dietitian licensed in NH & Maine and the owner of Avocado Grove Nutrition & Wellness in Portsmouth. She specializes in women's health & hormones, including PCOS, infertility, prenatal nutrition, perimenopause/menopause, thyroid health, and food sensitivities.

Monday, March 4, 6-7:30 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $29

A Shortcourse for Woodland Owners

$10

with Morten Moesswilde, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

This presentation is a condensed version of more indepth, multi-session woodland owner classes (next offered in fall 2019). We’ll discuss key topics of interest to landowners of 5-500 acres – including how forests grow, how to get the most out of your woodland, and resources for landowners. A checklist on planning for a successful timber harvest will round out the program. After a short break at 12 (brownbag lunch if you wish), we’ll go for an optional hour+/ walk to discuss forest conditions and view some of HVNC’s forest thinning projects. 

(NOTE: depending on weather/road conditions, there may be a 5-10 minute walk from parking on Egypt Road to the building)

Morten Moesswilde is District Forester for the midcoast region for Maine Forest Service. His work includes presentations, tours and workshops, for all ages, as well as individual assistance to forest landowners, community and municipal groups. He has been with Maine Forest Service since 1999. 

A Shortcourse for Woodland Owners

$10

with Morten Moesswilde, MSAD #40 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

This presentation is a condensed version of more indepth, multi-session woodland owner classes (next offered in fall 2019). We’ll discuss key topics of interest to landowners of 5-500 acres – including how forests grow, how to get the most out of your woodland, and resources for landowners. A checklist on planning for a successful timber harvest will round out the program. After a short break at 12 (brownbag lunch if you wish), we’ll go for an optional hour+/ walk to discuss forest conditions and view some of HVNC’s forest thinning projects. 

We are being hosted by Midcoast Conservancy at their Hidden Valley Nature Center, a 1000+ acre parcel off the Egypt Road in Jefferson. The nature center is managed for recreation, ecological integrity, and sustainable forest products. https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/preserve/hidden-valley-nature-center/ 

(NOTE: Should the entrance road not be passable, we will have to park at the HVNC lot on Egypt road, which is clearly marked, and walk the road or the forest path (also clearly marked) for about 5 minutes to get to the actual building.

Morten Moesswilde is District Forester for the midcoast region for Maine Forest Service. His work includes presentations, tours and workshops, for all ages, as well as individual assistance to forest landowners, community and municipal groups. He has been with Maine Forest Service since 1999. 

A Splash of Color (Acrylic Painting)

$45

with Jeannette Whitman, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Introduction to acrylic painting landscapes. Experiment with color mixing, brush strokes, and building strong composition. We will use basic sketching and work from photographs, so bring a few favorites.

Students must provide the following materials : Brushes (inexpensive synthetic) -1 round size 4 or 8, 1 flat size 1/2 or 1/4 inch, 1 shader size 10 or 12, 1 liner size 2 or 4. Student grade paint (22 ml) - black, titanium white, aquamarine blue, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, sap green, thalo blue, burnt umber and burnt sienna. 11 X 14" stretched canvas or canvas board. Paper towels, water container, and a pencil for sketching.   

A to Z Grant Writing
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A to Z Grant Writing

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with ed 2go, Kittery Adult Education

A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing!  You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization.  You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.

To register or for more details visit:

https://www.ed2go.com/kae/online-courses/grant-writing-a-to-z?tab=detail

AARP Safe Drivers Course

$23

with Donna McGibney, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 4:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for older drivers. For more than 30 years, these classroom and online courses have taught millions of drivers proven safety strategies so they can continue driving safely for as long as possible. This class provides research-based information to help you update your driving knowledge and skills. By participating in this class, you are taking advantage of an important opportunity to learn how to drive more safely and confidently. In fact, research shows that as a result of completing the course, most people make positive changes to their driving behaviors.

Instructor: Donna McGibney

3 Tuesdays, 4:30-6 pm

Begins: April 30, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $18/AARP Members, $23 / Non-member





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