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Small Space Gardening


with Heather Emerson

Calendar Mar 29, 2023 at 6 pm

Even if you have a tiny lawn, live in an apartment, or only have a windowsill, you can still enjoy homegrown food from your own garden. Join Heather Emerson and learn how to transform a small space into a lush garden area through container and vertical gardening, pallets, and square-foot raised beds.

Heather Emerson is the owner and operator of a small homestead in Waldoboro, and has a menagerie of birds and goats in her backyard.

Backyard Chicken Keeping


with Heather Emerson

Calendar Apr 4, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you new to or interested in keeping a small (or large) flock of chickens and other types of birds? How about becoming a little more self-sufficient and less reliant on food from the grocery store? Join Heather Emerson to learn about what is needed and what to expect with starting and maintaining a flock of backyard birds.

Heather Emerson is the owner and operator of a small homestead in Waldoboro, and has a menagerie of birds and goats in her backyard.

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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


Complete Wok Cooking


with Chris Toy

Calendar Apr 24, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Woks are great for stir-frying! Join Chris and learn the other things woks do well including roasting, deep frying, steaming, and more. Chris will also explain how to choose, season, and care for woks. His award winning book, The Complete Wok Cookbook will be available for purchase and signing as well!

Chris Toy is a best selling cookbook author and cooking instructor with a lifelong interest in cooking with an Asian-Downeast fusion flavor.

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Boat America


with Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 2-5

Calendar May 1, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

New boating certificate class meets the requirements of most states and Canada to operate boats in their waters. In addition, some insurance companies offer boating insurance discounts to boaters who have successfully completed this course.

TOPICS INCLUDE: Introduction to boating: boat types, boating terms, engine types. Boating Laws: registration, Federal and state boating laws. Safety Equipment: life jackets, fire extinguishers, etc. Safe Operation and Navigation: buoys and beacons, navigation rules, docking. Boating Emergencies: hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard, capsizing, weather. Trailering: types of trailers, lights, hitches, towing a trailer. Sports and Boating: water-skiing, hunting and hunting gear, and other boating tips.

White Wines of Maine


with Lynda Gaines

Calendar May 25, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Explore the variety of white wines that Maine vintners are producing! Attendees will enjoy a guided tasting of 5 to 6 Maine white wines, comparing and contrasting not only the wines themselves but the grape varietals used. Attendees will also learn about the techniques winemakers use to influence the characteristics of the wine–like “dry,” “sweet,” or “fruity.”

This is an interactive class and the course fee includes a full pour of one of our top rated wines from the class in the Tasting Room immediately following the course.

Instructor Lynda Gaines is a WSET Level 3 Certified Wine Enthusiast.


Marvelous Mocktails: Mixology Workshop


with Sara Gross

Calendar May 31, 2023 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Mocktails (mixed drinks made entirely without alcohol) are quickly growing in popularity and are a great way to add a little flair to your next event. In this class, explore a variety of mocktail-ready ingredients made right here in Maine – syprup, shrubs, infusions, flavored sugars and more – and learn how to turn them into beautiful non-alcoholic drinks that are sure to impress.

After learning about the ingredients and the Maine producers who made them, attendees will get hands-on with mocktail mixology. Enjoy a demonstration and tasting featuring several special recipes before trying your hand at making your own. All materials and recipes will be provided.

Instructor Sara Gross is the executive director of the Maine Food and Beverage Education Center.

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