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Boston Flower and Garden Show
with Kathy Cote
The Boston Flower & Garden Show is about inspiring, educating and motivating the region’s gardeners. Whether for curb appeal, backyard, kitchen, indoor, rooftop or community gardens, this is where New England’s green lovers go to discover new ideas while having fun with family and friends. Colorful life-sized gardens and vibrant floral designs incorporate the newest design elements, examples of the popular and healthy food gardening trend ideas for adopting sustainable gardening practices and air-cleansing indoor plants. Included will be small-space gardens, homesteading hobbies, edibles-as-ornamentals and family and pet-friendly spaces for outdoor relaxation and entertaining. This year’s Show theme is “The Beauty of Balance”, which is a key factor in design decisions, plant and material choices, and in cultivating the right-size garden for our lives and budgets. We explore the harmony we create within our gardens, vases and living spaces. In addition to gardens and displays, browse and shop in the Garden Marketplace for practical and unique items. For more information about the garden show, visit: www.bostonflowershow.com. In addition to the flower show, we'll be stopping by Faneuil Hall Marketplace for dinner on your own and a little shopping before heading home by approximately 9:00 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers! You may want to bring a backpack or something to carry your purchases in. There's plenty of storage on the bus!
Bus departs Fairfield, LJHS parking lot at 7:00 a.m. with a pick up at the Gardiner Park and Ride across from the Gardiner Rest Area at 7:30 a.m. We'll make a quick stop at the Kennebunk rest area and arrive in Boston around 11:00 a.m.
The bus will pick up at the flower show and drop off at Faneuil Hall Marketplace at 3:00 p.m. and pick up to head home at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a taste of spring!
Brimfield Flea Markets, Massachusetts
with Laurie Brann
The World Famous and America's Oldest Outdoor Antique Flea Markets! Ever watch "Flea Market Flip"? This is one of the Flea Markets they tape the show at. Be ready for a rustic shopping experience with thousands of dealers over a mile long. Brimfield attracts people from around the world. Rare and unusual items can be found as buyers search through history's greatest marketplace. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. You might also want to bring along a backpack or something to carry your purchases in. Lots of room under the bus for storage!
Please check out https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com for any questions about the flea market itself.
Bus departs Fairfield, LJHS parking lot at 6:00 a.m. with a pick up at the Gardiner Park and Ride across from the Gardiner Rest Area at 6:30 a.m. We'll make a quick stop at the Kennebunk rest area on the way down and on the way back to Maine.
Ed2Go Instructor Led Online Courses
Online Learning at Ed2GoWelcome to online learning! Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners.
Most courses run for six weeks (with a ten-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. You can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office and at any time of the day or night.
New course sessions begin every six weeks. Please visit our Online Instruction Center to see exact start dates for the courses that interest you.
All courses require Internet access, E-mail, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Firefox web browsers. Some courses may have additional requirements. Please visit our Online Instruction Center for more information.
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Click the COURSES link, choose the department and course title you are interested in and select the ENROLL NOW button. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for your course. Here you will enter your e-mail and choose a password that will grant you access to the ClassRoom.
When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center and click the CLASSROOM link. To begin your studies, simply log in with your e-mail and password you selected during enrollment.
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Elder Law - The Basics
with John Nale
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.
Essential Oils for Mood Management
with Jen Wade
Discover the effective, easy options for emotional health without side effects! Safe, convenient tools for the whole family. We will smell and sample a variety of oils and discuss how easy it is to use them. Optional purchase of a Roll on Remedy from the instructor ($12 each or 2 for $20).
Essential Oils for Winter Wellness
with Jen Wade
Discover safe and effective options for healing and prevention of colds and flu this winter season and all year long! We sample a variety of oils and discuss how they work, and see how easy they are to use. Optional purchase of a Roll on Remedy from the instructor ($12 each or 2 for $20).
Grow Your Own Organic Garden!
with Anna Libby
An introduction to the basics of organic gardening, presented by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA). 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 week 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.
with Laurie Lefebvre
Learn about mindfulness and how to access the inner quiet space. Practice a few mindfulness activities that will help calm the mind. These activities include but are not limited to the breath, sound, and visualization. Guided meditation(s) will be included. Bring a blanket or cushion to sit on if you wish.