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Guitar for Beginners and Beyond

$54

with Derf McKeeton

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learning to play the guitar is easy and with practice you can become good! Each individual will be able maximize their own abilities whether they are brand new to the instrument or already have some experience. Reading and writing notes, basic harmony, chord progressions, and how play a song from start to finish will be introduced. Please bring a guitar and any material or songs you might have to class.

A $12.00 for materials fee is already included in the cost of the class.

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Cooking: Vegan Cooking Around the World!

$47

with Tony Dalisio

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Over a four week period we will discuss, learn and cook a plant based meal each week that is representative of a culinary tradition from different region of the world. How do you make pasta without an egg?..or how do you have BBQ from Korea without meat? We will cook up answers to these questions, and many more! So come learn how to introduce some healthy and diverse plant based options into your meal repertoire. Please plan to pay a materials fee of $35 at the first class for food.

Estate Planning Basics: What You Should Know to Put Your Affairs In Order

$10

with Tim Stanley

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Estate planning is the process by which we consider the transfer of wealth or other assets in order to meet a specific goal. Some common estate planning goals include protection of a spouse or disabled child, tax savings, disability planning and business succession planning, among others. Part of the planning process is assembling the appropriate documents that can help you to achieve your goals. This class will explore some of the issues and goals that commonly lead people to think about estate planning, as well as the probate process, trusts, wills, and other strategies that can be used to achieve estate planning goals. 

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Backyard Chickens 101

$10

with Jennifer Fisk

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Raising chickens is often a great way to literally grow your own food. But how do you avoid getting roosters if you only want layers? Should you have a rooster with your hens? What’s a brooding box? What if a hen gets broody? What does that even mean? How much space do hens need? Does my town allow me to have chickens?

This class will answer these questions and help you choose the right breed/breeds, obtain birds from good sources and employ easy methods of husbandry from day old chicks to egg laying.

The first week will focus on raising egg laying chickens while the second week will focus on meat birds which is quite different from laying hens.

About Jennifer Fisk: She grew up in upstate NY and moved to MDI 49 years ago. She is a former US Customs Inspector. She moved from in town BH to Town Hill in 1995 and built Acadia Woods Kennel in 1996. She got her first chickens in 2002 or so. Currently she has a mixed laying flock, 3 heritage turkeys, 2 Nigerian goats, 5 Silver Fox rabbits, 2 cats and 2 German Shepherds. She grows a fairly good sized garden from which she freezes and cans. She also grew 15 meat chickens, 8 meat rabbits and 2 Broadbreasted White turkeys this year. Jennifer grows or sources locally almost all of her food.

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Art: Exploring Art for Adults

$56

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This is a class where we explore the various media of art like painting; sculpting with clay and other materials; drawing and pastels; pen and ink, just to name a few. Aside from exploring these different art media, we will also highlight a well-known or famous artist during this exploration. This will include Georgia O’Keefe, Nikki De Saint Phalle. Keith Haring, Hokusai and more. This class will reveal the unlimited potential of art by exploring the artists that use the materials that we have before us. There is an $8 materials fee already included in the cost of the class.

Beekeeping

$40

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate interest in starting beekeeping as a hobby, to help pollinate crops, or generally learn more about the 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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Dog Training: Manners I Section C

$169

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Mar 12, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Tired of feeling like you’re at the other end of a dog sled team? Want to be able to take your dog to the farmers market without them jumping all over everyone? Need to figure out how to get your dog to come when you really need him to? Manners 1 is the class for you! For dogs 4 months and older, this class will help you and your dog work as a team to conquer the big struggles of having an adolescent dog. We'll use positive reinforcement to practice coming when called, polite greetings (not jumping), leash walking, sit/down/stand, stay, mat training and attention training. This class is for non-reactive dogs only. First class is people only, no dogs please.

These classes will be held at Somesville Fire Dept (1157 Main St., Mt. Desert). To accommodate the demand, Manners 1 will be offered multiple times/dates so please pay attention which section you register for.

 

All classes will be taught by Whitney Thurston, CPDT-KA of Salty Dog Obedience and Adventure. Each class runs 6 weeks for 50 minutes. Her goal and passion is to help other dog lovers learn how to effectively communicate with their dogs, to help them build lasting relationships.

 

 

Full Course

Dog Training: Manners II

$169

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Mar 12, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Taking your basic obedience skills to the next level. Including mat training, walk away, drop it, focus work, leave it, heeling and adding distance and distractions to your obedience cues. Must have completed Manners 1 course for entrance (or by instructor permission). Dogs are welcome at the first class.

These classes will be held at Somesville Fire Dept (1157 Main St., Mt. Desert). To accommodate the demand, Manners 1 will be offered multiple times/dates so please pay attention which section you register for.

 

All classes will be taught by Whitney Thurston, CPDT-KA of Salty Dog Obedience and Adventure. Each class runs 6 weeks for 50 minutes. Her goal and passion is to help other dog lovers learn how to effectively communicate with their dogs, to help them build lasting relationships.

 

 

Full Course




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