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Achieve Your Ideal Weight with Hypnosis F18


with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Nov 8, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Hypnosis can help you achieve your ideal weight. Your subconscious mind knows all the reasons, messages, and experiences that caused you to become overweight. It can also help you disconnect the impact of those "reasons" and replace them with new, positive thoughts, feelings, and perceptions that become 'the new you' through repetition.

Hugh Sadlier, M.Ed., is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3,000 people in individual session on 300+ different issues. Hugh maintains offices in Portland and in Blue Hill.

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American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign
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American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

Calendar Nov 3, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
Did you know that in a typical year, home fires kill more people than all other natural disasters combined in the United States? To save lives and help end fire tragedies, the Red Cross launched a nationwide Home Fire Campaign in 2014. The Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don't have them, and by educating people about home fire safety. Fire experts agree that people may have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it’s too late to get out – so we urge that every household to install smoke alarms, create a fire escape plan, and practice it until everyone can escape in less than two minutes. Do you need a smoke alarm in your home? Volunteers will be installing the alarms in the area on November 3.

If you would like to request a smoke alarm installation or volunteer for the event, please contact Jonathan Ross by emailing or by calling (207) 295-3199. For more information on the Home Fire Campaign and for more ways to be involved please visit

Beekeeping 101 F18


with Peter Cowin

Calendar Oct 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
The Bee Whisperer is back! Join Peter Cowin for a class designed to stimulate interest in starting beekeeping as a hobby, to help pollinate crops, or generally learn more about honeybee husbandry. We'll also cover what is needed where to locate beehives, where to buy them, what it costs, and how to over-winter bees.

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Driver's Edge Driving School Nov 5. Class
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Driver's Edge Driving School Nov 5. Class


with Dan King

Calendar Nov 5, 2018 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Driver's Edge Driving School offers Driver's Education at MDIHS. Students must be at least 15 years old by the date of the first class. Registrations forms can be found at the MDIHS main office or contact the Adult Ed office or on the website. The state requires 30 hours of classroom instruction as well as 10 driving hours with an instructor. The driving hours will be scheduled with the Driver's Edge staff once the class begins. A deposit of $100 must be returned with the registration form to hold the space. Checks should be made to “Driver's Edge Driving School” and mailed or brought to MDIHS Main Office. An email will be sent to parents and students with the details 7-10 days prior to the first class as a reminder to bring in the ID forms as well as the balance of payment ($395).

Requirements at or before the first class: student's birth certificate and SS# OR current passport (Copies will be made). Pay total cost of $495. A deposit of $100 must be returned with the registration form to hold the space. Checks should be made to “Driver's Edge Driving School” and mailed or brought to MDIHS.

Holiday Sewing Projects F18


with Ruth Davis

Calendar Nov 10, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 4 weeks
Ruth Davis will teach you how to make a Christmas Tree Skirt and/or a Table Runner or other holiday themed project (even a quilt!) just in time to brighten up your own home or to give as a gift. The Table Runner is best for beginners while either project would be for intermediate students. Classes will be held at Quilt 'n Fabric on Seal Cove Rd. in Southwest Harbor. Class size is limited to 5. Please expect to spend $20-30 on material.

Independent Publishing: an Introduction


with Jane Karker

Calendar Dec 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Are you ready to independently publish your book? Given today technology and the opportunities newly opened to self-published books, now is the best time to finish your manuscript and publish your work. This class will guide authors through the steps needed to publish responsibly, effectively and learn to avoid the many pitfalls in the fast-changing world of independent publishing. Independent writers now have a whole new way of producing and marketing their books. Recent innovations in the rapidly changing technology in printing have created a boom in self-publishing. Good books that don’t meet traditional publisher’s criteria can now be affordably printed and marketed by self publishing authors. This workshop will outline some of the publishing options both traditional and nontraditional, including what is offered locally. Students will get a brief introduction into successful book marketing techniques and find out how to get the assistance they need, and about the many types of organizations that work with Maine authors.

Need a minimum of 6 people to run this class. Bring a fellow writer with you! Jane Karker lives in Maine and is the owner and president of Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative. She has helped over 300 authors publish their books. With over 25 years of experience in the publishing and printing industry, Jane will address ways to affordably produce, publish and market books for self-publishing authors.

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Low Cost Solar Solution F18


with Lee Zwicker

Calendar Nov 10, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week
Are you interested in learning how to use an abundant resource: sunlight, to benefit financially and fight climate change at the same time? Do you wish to learn about hi-tech solar water heaters, photo voltaic panels and solar hot air heating systems? Do you wish to learn how and where to purchase solar equipment at wholesale prices? Or maybe you are just interested in learning where to get plans on how to build solar heated water troughs or bird baths that do not freeze in winter. If this sounds like what you are interested in, then this course is for you. Instructor Lee Zwicker has been living off-the-grid for 15 years and teaching solar energy classes for ten years.

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