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Beekeeping 101 F18

$45

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

$495

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.

Independent Publishing: an Introduction

$20

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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Keep Your Ride on The Road!

Free

with Skip Wilson

Calendar Oct 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Join Skip Wilson of Skip’s Automotive Services in Southwest Harbor for a free-wheeling discussion of anything you might want to know about cars and trucks—the good, the bad, and the ugly, and how to keep yours running smoothly for a long life. Free and open to all. Bring your questions!

Low Cost Solar Solution F18

$45

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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Maine Driving Dynamics for 65+ year olds F18

$25

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Oct 6, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week
Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored, 5-hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. Course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine highways. The class 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. Students 55 and older may receive an insurance discount from their insurer.

Class will be held in the Adult Ed building behind the high school out by the tennis courts. Students under 65 years of age should register under the other listing with the fee of $40.

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Maine Driving Dynamics for under 65 years old F18

$40

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Oct 6, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week
Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored, 5-hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. Course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine highways. The class 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. Students 55 and older may receive an insurance discount from their insurer.

65+ years old please look for the class "Maine Driving Dynamics for 65+" or call us at 288-4703 to get your discounted rate of $25.





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