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Beginning Acting - WS17


with Emily Fournier

Feb 28, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This fun class will teach you the basics of acting from how to memorize scripts to building your characters and presenting on stage. Even if you have been on stage before you will benefit from reviewing these basic techniques and learning new ones. The class will consist of hands-on activities that will help you become a better actor. Whether you want to audition for local productions or just get better at public speaking, this class is for you! No experience necessary. Emily Fournier is the producer of the Recycled Shakespeare Company with years of acting experience.


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Beginning Beekeeping - WS17


with Lincoln Sennett

Mar 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Beekeeping is an enjoyable hobby with sweet rewards. Taking a class like this is one of the best ways to get started and avoid costly mistakes. Learn all aspects of beginning beekeeping from starting a hive, getting your equipment ready, and treating bee problems, such as mites. Beginners as well as those with some experience are welcome. Schedule includes a Saturday field trip – tentatively scheduled for May 6, 2017 from 8am-12pm (weather permitting). Classes will meet at Swan's Honey, 332 Bessey Ridge Road, Albion Lincoln Sennett of Swan’s Honey has been in the beekeeping business for over 15 years.

No class March 29. Swan's Honey will invoice LAE $65 per student.

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Boston Flower and Garden Show - WS17


with Kathy Cote

Mar 25, 2017 at 7 am, runs for 1 week

The Boston Flower & Garden Show will return to the Seaport World Trade with the theme “Superheroes of the Garden”. You’ve probably heard of Comic-Con, the huge celebration of comic books, video games and popular culture. This year’s Flower Show will be a veritable Horti-Con, honoring the crusaders, innovative tools and legendary plants helping to make us all champions in the battle for garden supremacy! A tradition loved by New Englanders for more than 100 years is also the region’s top shopping opportunity for garden-related products and services. You’ll find everything you’ll need to stock up for the coming season: plants, garden tools and furnishings, landscape services, botanical décor, clothing, and floral-themed gifts. It’s all in the Garden Marketplace! Don’t forget to bring your camera to the Show! There are tons of great photo opportunities and the pictures will help you plan your new garden long after the Show is over. Share your best footage with your family and friends, and of course with us on our Facebook page! Package and coat check is available. There are a limited number of wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis. Wear your walking shoes! After flower show, we’ll spend a few hours shopping and feasting at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Pick up location: Lawrence Jr. High parking lot – Fairfield: 7:00 a.m. Park & Ride across from West Gardiner Service Plaza - 7:30 a.m.


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Computers for the Savvy 60s Crowd


with Linda Davis

Apr 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Whether a complete beginner or you're looking to brush up on your skills, this class is for you! Get hands-on instruction in this informative and fun class with slower-paced activities. Discover what your personal computer can do and develop your computer skills to stay current in today's world or job market. Delivered in a welcoming and supportive environment, this class will take you through the basics of using a computer. You'll be free to learn and progress at your own speed with the guidance of our instructor. Topics covered will be: email, internet, social media, Microsoft Word and Publisher, and iPads.


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Grow Your Own Organic Garden! - WS17


with Kate Newkirk

Apr 5, 2017 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 of dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experience farmer or gardener from your region. We'll even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

LCD projector and laptop

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Introduction to Numerology - WS17


with Linda Hargesheimer

Apr 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Numerology is an ancient theory about the use of numbers to reveal the recurring patterns in your life. Join us for a one-night class to learn how to do numerology for yourself and others using the birth date and full given name. Learn how to calculate your Life Lesson number, Youth, Power, and Mature Years numbers, your Major Life Change number, Soul number, Outer Personality number, Destiny number, Missing Numbers, Career Number, First Initial, and First Vowel, Compatibility number, Temporary Vibration - birth date to birth date.


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Maine Driving Dynamics - WS17


with Anita Altmaier

Mar 21, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The Maine Driving Dynamics course is a driver improvement course that is aimed to improve a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. This five-hour 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. Our goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes. A student who completes the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record.

Seniors 65+ = $10 

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Making Friends with the IEP - WS17


with Ann Long

Jan 31, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Ann Long of the Maine Parent Federation as she discusses the IEP (Individual Education Plan) or 504 Plan process - including time frames, definitions, and evaluations regarding the IEP development for your child. As a mom of a son with disabilities, she has a strong interest in helping families know their rights and be good advocates. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.


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