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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

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.

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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.

 

 

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Backyard Chickens 101

$10

with Jennifer Fisk

Calendar Mar 12, 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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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.

 

 

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Dog Training: Therapy Dog Prep

$169

with Whitney Thurston

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

Does your dog have an excellent temperament? Do they seem to gravitate toward people who love dogs or who need a pick-me-up? Do they love attention and affection? Then they might be a perfect candidate for therapy dog work! In this class we'll build the skills necessary for you and your dog to become certified as a therapy dog team and visit facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, libraries, colleges, etc. In class, you will learn dog handling skills while exposing your dog to a variety of scenarios such as odd objects, medical equipment and unexpected loud noises. We will create scenarios where the therapy dog team discovers how to handle unexpected surprises. Dogs must be at least one year old to join this class and already have attend a group training class (or by instructor permission) with basic manners including sit, down, come, stay, and loose leash walking. Dogs must be comfortable working around other dogs and a variety of people. This class is not appropriate for dogs with fear, anxiety or reactivity issues. 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.

 

 

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Budgeting Basics

Free

with Sarah Joy Chaples

Calendar Mar 16, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Sarah Joy is back with her very informative and popular Budgeting class!

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components for building a budget. We will discuss money tracking, goal setting, and how having a sense of your overall financial situation can assist you in the process of building a budget.

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Medicare 101

Free

with EAAA Staff

Calendar Mar 18, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is specifically designed for those who will be newly eligible for Medicare: eitherpeople who are soon to be age 65 or those who are younger but disabled and who will be eligible for Medicare in the future. The presentation explains the coverage Medicare offers and also will explain other Medicare products such as Medicare D, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplemental insurances, Medicare Savings Programs, and Medicare Fraud.” The Eastern Area Agency on Aging is presenting this class.   SNOW DATE is March 19.

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