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Blazo-Leavitt Homestead

Free

with Peter Cyr, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 23, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

The Blazo-Leavitt Homestead was built by William Blazo in North Parsonsfield. The ell--with one large chimney--was built in 1812. The main section of the house--with four more chimneys--was added in 1817. It is a two-story Portsmouth Federal-style home with elaborate doorways, ornate interior woodwork, a Palladian window over the front door, and a large central hall. It was in the same family until 1974. From 1977 until 2008, the homestead went through four different owners. From 2008 until late 2013, the structure was vacant. The present owner has been in the process of restoring the homestead since November 2013. It is now finished! The Rufus-Porter type murals and graining by artist Sandy Howe are outstanding. The Blazo-Leavitt Homestead, 515 North Street, North Parsonsfield, is located on Route 160 South in North Parsonsfield, diagonally across the street from the Parsonsfield Seminary.  Please note: There is no charge for this tour, but donations benefitting the Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society can be contributed at the time of the tour.Please preregister as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course and have a maximum capacity of 25-30. Ages 18+

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From Bin To Bale: Simple Steps to Recycling Right

$4

with Vanessa Berry, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Ever wondered how much you need to rinse your cans or jars before placing them in your recycling bin? And how about those bottle caps: do they need to come off or is it better to keep them on? And what does this have to do with my taxes? Join ecomaine Environmental Educator Vanessa Berry as she guides you through a virtual tour of ecomaine's single-sort recycling facility. Vanessa will explain step-by-step how recyclables are sorted and why recycling correctly can make such a difference in lowering both trash output and costs. ecomaine is your local community-owned nonprofit waste management company providing comprehensive, long-term solid waste solutions in a safe, environmentally responsible, economically sound manner and raising public awareness of sustainable waste management strategies. Please preregister as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course. Ages 18+

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Knitting with the "Knotty Knitters"

Free

with Sue Moulton, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 4, 2019 at 12 pm, runs for 13 weeks

The “Knotty Knitters” is a group of fiber enthusiasts with skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. The members would like to invite new individuals to join. If you’re a novice, instructional support can be arranged. If you’re a pro, this is an opportunity to pass along your knowledge. This group meets year-round except for major holidays. (Ages 18+) 

Scrabble with Friends

Free

with Scrabble Friends, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 16 weeks

“Scrabble Meet” is a group of word game enthusiasts who enjoy the camaraderie of others as much as, if not more than, the challenges of finding “just the right” word match for scoring points on this ever-popular board game. This very casual, low-competition group of adults is on the lookout for new players/friends. Won’t you join? Ages 18+





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