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A Field Course in Old Barns

$74

with Les Fossel

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 Shortcourse for Woodland Owners

$10

with Morten Moesswilde

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. 

Basic Bird-Watching

$49

with Stan LeQuire

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This is an introductory course designed to help you feel comfortable and proficient in one of the USA’s most popular hobbies. The course assumes that the student has only minimal or no knowledge of birds, but desires to acquire skills to identify birds by sight and sound. Students will learn how to find, identify, attract and enjoy the birds of the Midcoast area. The last class session is a walk along a local trail which will help you practice your new, bird-watching skills. Recommended for class: a basic field identification guide to the birds of eastern North America and a pair of binoculars. These items are not required, but eventually, you may want to invest in these 2 items.

Stan L. LeQuire is a life-long naturalist, guide and outdoorsman. He enjoys introducing people to the splendors of Lincoln County. He also teaches a natural history course for adult education in the fall. 

Beginning Italian

$89

with Vincent Carducci

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Focus will begin with pronunciation, grammar, common expressions and idioms. Practice at ordering at a restaurant and everyday conversation about shopping, cooking, work and travel will follow.  Repetition and role-playing in conversation brings to life the structured information of the book--Learn Italian the Fast & Fun Way, by Marcel Danesi (3rd Edition preferred, but not necessary).

Vincent Carducci has studied in Rome, taken three extended trips to Italy as a working artist, and led Italian classes in Pennsylvania and Maine. 

Creative Writing Workshop - Session 3

$94

with Elizabeth Potter

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This ongoing workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the internal critic, and let heart and soul flow out onto the page! Just as importantly, it also provides a tight knit, supportive community of fellow writers with whom to share the fruits of your labor. The instructor, Elizabeth Potter, will present proven writing prompts and techniques to tickle your muse and coax even the most hesitant voice onto the page. 

Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in midcoast Maine. Her new collection of poetry “T’ai Chi of Leaves” was released by Moon Pie press in September 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past seventeen years. 

Creative Writing Workshop - Session 4

$94

with Elizabeth Potter

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This ongoing workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the internal critic, and let heart and soul flow out onto the page! Just as importantly, it also provides a tight knit, supportive community of fellow writers with whom to share the fruits of your labor. The instructor, Elizabeth Potter, will present proven writing prompts and techniques to tickle your muse and coax even the most hesitant voice onto the page. 

Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in midcoast Maine. Her new collection of poetry “T’ai Chi of Leaves” was released by Moon Pie press in September 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past seventeen years. 

Creative Writing Workshop - Session 5

$94

with Elizabeth Potter

Calendar May 29, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This ongoing workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the internal critic, and let heart and soul flow out onto the page! Just as importantly, it also provides a tight knit, supportive community of fellow writers with whom to share the fruits of your labor. The instructor, Elizabeth Potter, will present proven writing prompts and techniques to tickle your muse and coax even the most hesitant voice onto the page. 

Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in midcoast Maine. Her new collection of poetry “T’ai Chi of Leaves” was released by Moon Pie press in September 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past seventeen years. 

Foraging for Wild, Edible & Medicinal Plants

$49

with Tom Seymour

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This class consists of a classroom seminar followed by an outdoor field trip. At the class session, Tom will give a narrated presentation of on-screen photos of edible wild plants, some of which have medicinal uses as well. All plants shown and discussed are available in the midcoast region of Maine and none are rare, endangered or threatened (most are common garden “weeds”).  At the end of the session, participants should  have a new understanding of and greater appreciation for these common, useful, healthful and tasty wild treats.   

The outdoor field trip takes place at the nature trail behind Medomak Middle School. Please bring water, good walking shoes and a snack or lunch to class.

Tom Seymour is a Maine naturalist, Registered Maine Guide, freelance writer and book author.  His book credits include Hiking Maine, Fishing Maine, Birding Maine, Forager’s Notebook, Wild Plants of Maine and his most recent Foraging Mushrooms Maine published in 2017. 





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