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Beacon Hospice Volunteer Training - WS18


with Kelly Herlihy

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Be the person who makes a difference! This free 21 hour, 7 week training will prepare you to support patients and their families. Led by the volunteer coordinator, our team of registered nurse case managers, licensed clinical social workers, clergy and bereavement specialists will provide the informational tools you will need to provide compassionate support for our patients and their families. You will learn the history and philosophy of hospice, medical issues at the end of life including pain and symptom management, communication, family dynamics, grief, loss and spiritual care. Once you complete the course, you decide how best to serve the hospice community. Hospice volunteering is not about a patient’s demise, it is about their LIVING! Needs are in Waterville and all its surrounding areas.

Boston Flower and Garden Show
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Boston Flower and Garden Show

Calendar Mar 17, 2018 at 7 am, runs for 1 week

Offered by RSU 3 Adult Education in Thorndike (Fairfield pick-up available.) Please use the mail in registration form for RSU 3 by clicking the RSU 3 link above.

This year’s show theme is “Savor Spring!”

Cyr Bus pick up locations: 

Mount View High School Complex parking lot-Thorndike at 7:00 a.m.

Second pick up location: Lawrence Adult Education- Fairfield at 7:30 a.m.


Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Price: $69 (includes transportation to show via motorcoach and  admission)


Registration deadline: March 1, 2018

*No refunds after this date


We will be dropped off at the Seaport Trade Center and will have approximately 4 hours to explore the exhibits. You can pack your own lunch and/or there is limited food available to purchase at the show.


We will stop on the way home for dinner, parking at the Maine Mall in Portland with several restaurants to choose from in that general area. (Participants will be responsible for their meal cost)


Don’t forget to bring your camera! There are tons of great photo opportunities and the pictures will help you plan your new garden long after the show is over. Wear your walking shoes!


To register or for more information please call:                                                                              

RSU3 Adult & Community Education (207) 568-3426 Indicate Fairfield or Thorndike pick-up location.

Editing Photographs with Photoshop - WS18


with Arend Thibodeau

Calendar Apr 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Bring your laptop to class and learn how to edit pictures with Photoshop. Learn how to use things like the clone stamp, some important tricks and techniques and discuss when filters should be used verses when they are more harmful to the creation of an image. A free 7 day trial of Photoshop can be obtained before this class (please make sure you have a computer with Photoshop before class).

Elder Law - The Basics - WS18


with John Nale

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This free, two-hour class will include discussion regarding retirement planning, advance directives, guardianships and conservatorships, second marriage family planning, long-term care and estate planning. Attorney Nale will be available after class to answer any questions as well.

Essential Oils for Pain and Discomfort - WS18


with Jen Wade

Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will provide safe, effective, all natural strategies using essential oils and supplements for pain relief. Learn how essential oils work to reduce inflammation, and repair and regenerate the body. Acute and chronic situations will be addressed. Recipes and recommended protocols will be shared. Optional - Participants will be given the option to 'make and take' home a remedy! This will be an additional $15 paid directly to the instructor.

Financial Literacy


with Herbert Moyer

Calendar Mar 22, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The course is for anyone who wants to better understand the ways they can leverage whatever finances they have and the different financial instruments available to them, to plan a better financial future for themselves and their families. As a result of taking the course, attendees will understand more about the different saving and investing strategies that can help them grow their assets and keep more of them for their future. They will also understand the different types of insurance and the role insurance plays in helping protect assets for them and their families.

Forgive to Heal - WS18


with Linda Hargesheimer

Calendar May 9, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Forgiveness does not mean condoning someone else's poor behavior; it means letting go of your "anger" about the situation. Forgiveness is a gift to yourself. Come join us to learn why withholding forgiveness is difficult for maintaining your health and happiness. Through a variety of experiential exercises you will be able to address and release many of your issues with yourself and others. Bring pen/pencil and paper.

Grow Your Own Organic Garden - WS18


with Anna Libby

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

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