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So You Want to Open an Airbnb? (Online)


with Debra Arter

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 6 pm

Did you know that the number  of people turning to choosing Airbnb for lodging  in Maine has almost doubled from two years ago? The revenue earned by Airbnb owners in Maine topped $100 million in 2020.   If you have entertained the idea of opening up your guest bedroom or summer camp for short term rental, this is a class not to miss.   

The instructor, herself an AirBnB owner, has interviewed many other Airbnb  or VRBO owners and put together a packet with good information, tips and actual stories of unusual events in the life of a short term landlord.   

This course will address issues dealing with ordinance, insurance, expectations, fees, hosting, guests, safety, communication, neighbors  and more. 

Debra Arter has operated River Escape for four years in Damariscotta as an active and popular Airbnb. 

Coastal Navigation Level 1


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn the basics of coastal navigation using local charts, parallel ruler, and dividers. Learn what the symbols mean, how to determine safe and dangerous routes, create courses, learn rules of the “road”, what aids to navigation look like and do, plan for emergencies and more. For kayakers, sailors, powerboaters, and future Registered Maine Guides. Students will need access to either a Casco Bay Chart or Penobscot Bay Chart, parallel ruler and dividers.

Alice Bean Andrenyak is a Master Maine Guide, offering tours, training, and a range of outdoor experiences in the Midcoast. For more information, visit


Self-Publishing Through Amazon


with Heather Emerson

Calendar Apr 11, 2023 at 6 pm

Have you written the great American novel, a cookbook or some other book that you’d like to get published? Publishing through big publishing companies can be tough. Join Heather Emerson and find out how you can publish your book quickly and easily through Amazon and get your book out to readers all over the world at no cost to you.

Heather (H.J.) Emerson currently has 23 books published through the Amazon platform and will walk you through each step to becoming a published author.

Creative Writing Workshop via Zoom - Session 3


with Elizabeth Potter

Calendar Apr 12, 2023 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. 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. A collection of her 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 twenty-one years.

NOTE: Once Skidompha resumes offering space for gattherings, sessions will be held there.

Needle Felted Owls


with Debra Arter

Calendar Apr 12, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Creating a small sculpture in winter is a great way to center yourself and make new friends. Let Debra show you how to form roving into a snowy owl that will sit in his own nest when done. You may want to give as a gift or keep for yourself. All supplies included. Bring reading glasses if you use them. If time permits we can make colorful wool acorns as well.

Debra Arter holds a MA in Fine Art and has been teaching adults various art processes for many years. She has worked on her needle felting projects even while on an airplane!

Table Saw Basics (April)


with Rick Gallion

Calendar Apr 12, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The table saw is the most important tool in the shop.  It does more than just cut wood to exact dimensions; it also does joinery, molding, and with a few simple jigs that you can make, it will also do specialty cuts.  Learn how to get the most from your saw, how to use it safely, and what to look for when purchasing a saw.  The course will be taught using the amazing new SawStop, the saw with the built-in brake system that prevents injury from a spinning blade. No materials needed. 

Please note: All courses will adhere rigorously to all Covid guidelines in effect during the period of the course.

Instructor Rick Gallion has been a professional woodworker for over thirty years and has taught many students the craft of woodworking. His shop is designed as a teaching facility. All classes will be held at the Clary Lake Woodworking School at 777 Gardiner Road (Hwy 126), Jefferson. Class size is limited. Safety glasses provided for each class.

History of Malaga Island


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 12, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Learn about the late Civil War mixed race community and the eviction of their complete community living on Malaga Island in Casco Bay in 1912 by the state of Maine. Learn the prehistory of the island’s use by our indigenous people and post history of the island after the eviction. Learn a bit about the mainland African American village in coastal Maine that no longer exists but predated the Malaga Island Colony. Visit the island remotely through a slide show created by Master Maine Guide, Alice Bean Andrenyak.

Alice Bean Andrenyak is a Master Maine Guide, offering tours, training, and a range of outdoor experiences in the Midcoast. For more information, visit


Throwing Class: An Introduction to the Wheel (April)


with Liz Proffetty

Calendar Apr 13, 2023 at 6 pm

After a demonstration on how to throw on the wheel, each participant will have an opportunity to make their own pots on the wheel (up to 2 each). They will then have a chance to decorate them with more clay for handles, use stamps for texture and special paints called underglazes to add color.

From there, participants’ work will be dried, bisqued fire (first firing), then dipped in a clear glaze and re-fired. The result is fully dinnerware, microwavable, and dishwasher safe pottery. This process takes up to 3 weeks.

Liz Proffetty holds a BFA in ceramics and certification in teaching art. She has been working as a professional potter for over 30 years and loves sharing her passion for clay with others.

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