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Hiking in the Midcoast


with Stacy Graffam

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Come explore all the hidden beauty midcoast Maine has to offer! This class will be focused on the first time, inexperienced hiker. You will learn about proper footwear and clothing, what to bring with you on a hike, how to use your body for maximum performance, and where some of the best trails are located.  We will start with easier trails and each week work up to more challenging ones.  Bring lightweight hiking boots or good walking shoes, a bottle of water and a few light layers of clothing to class.  Length and time of hikes will vary based on location and difficulty of the hike. 

Stacy L. Graffam is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist. 

How to Afford a Home in the Midcoast


with Melinda Wildes

Calendar Mar 21, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Join New Ventures Maine, Habitat for Humanity and other housing experts for a free, informative panel on how low-to-moderate income Midcoast residents can become homeowners with financing terms that are affordable.

Whether you are ready to become a homeowner now, or wish to start planning for the future, there will be resources available to help you in reaching your goal of homeownership. Topics covered will include: how to prepare for homeownership; how to partner with Habitat for Humanity; affordable financing options, including the MaineHousing Mortgage; and the Family Development Account 4:1 matched savings program. 

Free registration is requested for planning purposes, but is not required. For more information or to register, call Melinda at New Ventures Maine at 593-7942. 

New Ventures Maine helps people all over the state venture in new directions by offering tuition-free programs for career, business, and financial education. We have guided individuals through life changes every day for 40 years. 

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Introductory Pottery Class (May)


with Liz Proffetty

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This is an introductory class for wheel-throwing and hand-building. Students will be able to glaze and fire their pieces. All work is dinner ware, dishwasher and microwave safe. (Ages 14 and up) 

Liz Proffetty holds a BFA in ceramics and certification in teaching art. She has been working as a professional potter for 30 years and loves sharing her passion for clay with others. All classes will be held at Neighborhood Clay located at 590 Main Street, Damariscotta.

Kitchen Cabinet Basics


with Rick Gallion

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

For anyone considering building cabinets for kitchen, utility room, or even armoires or TV cabinets this class is for you. We will discuss design options, material and hardware choices and construction techniques. No materials or safety equipment needed.

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.

Maine Driving Dynamics Course


with ME Driving Dynamics

Calendar Apr 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored five hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving skills.   Course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways.  It is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. 

Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record and students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer.  More importantly, students taking this course will be safer drivers. 

Make a Mug


with Liz Proffetty

Calendar Apr 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a wonderful, functional mug with little or no experience using clay.  Make a Mug workshop is designed for all levels of experience. Using hand-building techniques (not the pottery wheel) you will make a mug and have it glazed in your choice of several glaze colors. It will be ready for use in about 2 weeks. Come a little muddy and be ready to laugh and have fun.  I will be offering a demonstration and helping everyone get started.  You are welcome to brings snacks and beverages for yourself or to share. All ages welcome (children under 7 please have an adult present). 

Liz Proffetty holds a BFA in ceramics and certification in teaching art. She has been working as a professional potter for 30 years and loves sharing her passion for clay with others. All classes will be held at Neighborhood Clay located at 590 Main Street, Damariscotta.

Making Jewelry with Sea Glass


with Lynne Thompson

Calendar May 15, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Beautiful pieces of natural sea glass are turned into wearable art in this class. Learn some of the basics of jewelry making as you create a pendant and earrings out of sea glass.

Sea glass and wire will be provided by the instructor but feel free to bring your own pieces. Students should bring their needlenose pliers to class.  Some will be available for use for those who do not own a pair.   

Lynne Thompson has been creating sea glass jewelry since 1996 after moving to New Harbor, Maine. 

Medicare and Understanding It


with Robert Harvey

Calendar Apr 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will review the following areas: when you are eligible for Medicare benefits; the timeline to enroll for Medicare benefits without penalties; what original Medicare covers and does not cover; and what additional plans are available that work in conjunction with original Medicare. Financial assistance options will also be discussed briefly. 

Robert Harvey is a licensed Life and Health agent with offices in Brunswick and Scarborough Maine.  He has been assisting clients with reviewing and enrolling in individual health insurance plans and transitioning on to Medicare coverage for the last 10 years. 

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