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Decluttering 101: Simplified Ways to Rightsize Your Home


with Diane Smith, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

As the seasons shift during a time that includes some uncertainty, this is a perfect occasion to look at rightsizing your stuff. Learn insider tips from a professional home organizer on how to create more time for what is important in life by bringing order and simplicity to your home. Your day is easier when your space is stress-free and things you need are found with ease. With a theme of kindness, compassion and love, this course covers all aspects of decluttering including household, clothing, paper, and sentimental and inherited items and includes a workbook. Come prepared to laugh and share your own challenges and success stories.

Get Organized!


with Nancy Titus, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 11, 2021 at 6 pm

Do you know WHAT you have and WHERE to find it? If you answered “no” to either of these questions, Nancy can help! Join this informative and interactive class full of organizing tricks and tips!

• A ZOOM link will be sent once you have registered.

Will run

Monarch Butterfly


with Jeanie Dominguez, York Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about Monarch butterflies behaviors/migration, the Monarch life cycle which can only occur on a milkweed plant of which there are many varieties, caring for the seedlings until late spring, and transplanting them into the garden in a place where they will thrive. The Monarch butterfly will only lay eggs on a milkweed plant. When the caterpillars hatch they will only survive by eating the leaves of the milkweed.

Understanding Your Insurance Policy - Home Policy Session


with Jonathan Priest, Westbrook Adult Education

Calendar Mar 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Do you get your policy renewals for your car and home insurance and file them away without looking at them?  Are they full of terms you’re not familiar with?  Do you have questions about what your policy DOES and DOES NOT cover?  Join industry expert Jonathan Priest for an educational and interesting series of classes on the most common policies (Auto, Home) to learn how your policies work, what coverages to look for, and which ones to avoid! Please have your most recent policy declarations pages available to reference.

Partner Massage Basics


with Claire Garner, York Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 3 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 1, 2021

This fun, very hands-on course will give partners the basic massage skills and confidence to safely address muscular tension and promote relaxation in their partner. Both partners need to be present for all three classes.

Cooking Matters at the Store


with Healthy Acadia, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2021 at 11 am

A FREE online class taught by a trained nutrition educator to help you learn tips to stretch your food budget while choosing healthier options at the grocery store. All Participants Receive a $10 Hannaford Gift Card!

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the instructor (Jada Wensman at Healthy Acadia) at 667-7171 ext. 211, or email:

Medicare 101 - Session 1
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Medicare 101 - Session 1


with Courtney Cowan, Lawrence Adult Education

Calendar Mar 15, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Medicare is not one size fits all. 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 complement 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.

Courtney Cowan (license #PRR252278) offers insurance products through Northeast Planning Associates, Inc., a licensed insurance agency.

Beekeeping for Beginners


with Peter Cowin, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 15, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate interest and questions about beekeeping as a hobby or to help with pollination. It covers what is needed, where to locate bee hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Many join the class because they are aware of the huge importance and decline of honeybees and other pollinators and just want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey! This is a live online class.

Makeup class, if needed, 04/05/21.

Peter Cowin, a/k/a the Bee Whisperer, started keeping bees in the 1970s at the age of 11, and now tends to more than 130 colonies.  He is past President of Penobscot County Beekeepers Association and mentor to many local beekeepers.  Peter runs a beekeeping supply store in Hampden, Maine.  He sells packaged bees and produces queens and makes hundreds of nucleus colonies for sale each year.  His bees produce thousands of pounds of honey per year sold under the Bee Whisperer name.  Peter has been teaching beekeeping at his honey farm and for Adult Ed for more than eight years.

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