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Nature Journaling II Pemaquid Point Session 2


with Jodi Paloni

Calendar May 18, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Participation in Intro to Nature Journaling I is recommended, but not required for this class. Participants will be immersed in three hands-on sensory observation skills–––sudden takes, sinking in, and making connections–––a simple path to acclimatizing in the nature world. Our work and play will be inspired by the crashing of waves on rocks and the sun on the water. All necessary materials will be available. 

Jodi Paloni is the author of the linked story collection, They Could Live With Themselves, a two-time finalist for the Maine Literary Awards and IPPY Silver Medalist. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

Navigating Mid Coast Maine


with Coast Guard Auxiliary

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Here are three easy ways to make boating more enjoyable: 1) learn the basics about the information found on nautical charts including GPS charts, 2) have your charts out where you can use them when enjoying Maine’s beautiful mid-coast waters, and 3) learn about navigation aids (they’re on the charts and on the water) so you can use them to cruise safely. You can do all three things by taking this class. It is an introduction to navigation using a chart of the Boothbay area. 

Learn how to read a chart and become familiar with the coastal waters between Small Point and Pemaquid. Problem sets will help you plan cruises and understand the information found on charts (e.g., buoys, lights, water depth) and to use them while cruising the area. True and magnetic headings, variation, lines of position, chart symbols, piloting, latitude and longitude, and dead reckoning are explained. The Three Rivers chart (#13293) is included. Please bring a pencil and a good eraser to the first class. A parallel ruler and dividers are needed in the first class. If you do not have either charting tool, each can be purchased separately. 

Sailing Skills and Seamanship


with Coast Guard Auxiliary

Calendar May 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Want to improve your sailing skills? Then Sailing Skills and Seamanship is a course for you. It is designed for both experienced and novice sailboat operators. Topics include types of sailboats, equipment for your boat, how a boat sails, reading the wind, points of sailing, sail controls, running, close-hauled, reaching, and sail adjustments.  Basic maneuvers of tacking and jibing are explained along with picking up a mooring, leaving and approaching a dock, and anchoring. In addition, aids to navigation and an introduction to the rules of the nautical road are covered. 

Scams, Fraud, & Identity Theft


with Amy Schram

Calendar Feb 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will cover the most common scams currently circulating the community, the major “red flags” to watch out for, and the precautionary steps we can take to protect ourselves from falling victim to identity theft.

Amy Schram serves as BBB’s Manager of Community Relations. Her focus is to foster the business to consumer relationship and educate the public at large on all BBB programs and services. She delivers, on average, 200 programs each year speaking to thousands of business and community members throughout Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

Secrets of Successful Self-Publishing


with Jenn Dean

Calendar Apr 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Independent writers now have a whole new way of producing and marketing their books. Recent innovations in the rapidly changing technology in printing have created a boom in self-publishing. Good books that don’t meet traditional publisher’s criteria can now be affordably printed and marketed by self publishing authors. This workshop will outline some of the publishing options both traditional and nontraditional, including what is offered locally. Students will find out how to get the technical assistance they need, and about the many types of organizations that work with Maine authors.

Jenn Dean has worked for more than 20 years as a freelance writer and is currently employed as a publishing coordinator for Maine Authors Publishing Cooperative. She has helped many authors publish their books by guiding them through the publishing process. 

Suddenly in Command


with Coast Guard Auxiliary

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

Safe boating requires planning and preparation as well as careful operation. Steps to take to minimize boating problems and basic emergency procedures are covered. Topics include pre-underway planning, developing situational awareness, understanding how boats handle, VHF radio introduction including  how to get help in an emergency, Coast Guard required safety equipment and regulations, and accident assessment and reporting. 

Twitter is EZ to Conquer


with Lee Heffner

Calendar May 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Twitter will help you find your online community. Regardless if you are a writer, interested in Maine happenings, ecology, politics or anything else. Pick a topic and there is a place of interest for you on Twitter. This quick course about Twitter will give you the skill and confidence to create an account and learn about topics or people you want to follow.

Lee Heffner began working with creatives in 1995 and transitioned into writing in 1998. She specializes in one-on-one coaching sessions to help individual writers overcome creative hurdles and wrote her book, “Write to Finish”, to support that work. 

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