Join adult education’s long-running book club as we discuss a variety of books: contemporary and classic, fiction and non-fiction. For the first meeting on January 27th, we will read The Overstory, a novel by Richard Powers. Bring three book suggestions for those early meetings so we can build a reading list. You must register with the adult ed office or online.
The vegetables featured will be at least one from each vegetable group: kohlrabi, husk ground cherry tomatoes, patty pan summer squash, collards, and true red cranberry dry beans. Most of these you will not find in the grocery store, but definitely at the local farmers’ markets. The class will provide seeds and information on growing, preparing, storing, recipes, and some interesting anecdotes. Material fee: $5 payable to instructor for seeds.
Take this course if you need to save your license or improve your driving awareness and abilities.We will cover driving techniques, collision avoidance, driver habits and attitudes, challenges, safety tips and traffic laws. You will receive a three-point credit on your driver’s license record after completing the program. Fee: $40 and Seniors (over 65) Fee: $25. No other discounts.
Does the Alphabet Soup of Medicare feel overwhelming? Let us help you make sense of it all. We’ll look at eligibility and enrollment periods and the types of products designed to partner with Medicare, including supplemental plans. This is a great opportunity to learn about this program for current beneficiaries, people beginning Medicare and for adult children or loved ones of Medicare beneficiaries. No discounts.
Have you ever thought about what happens to your “stuff” after you put it out on the curb, or take it to the dump? Take a guided virtual tour through ecomaine’s "Single Sort Recycling Facility" and learn where “away” really is! See how we sort your soup cans and laundry bottles, and learn why “Wish-Cycling” is costing you money. Bring any questions you have about recycling, including examples of items you’re not sure if you can recycle or not. No discounts.
Interested in growing your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Learn the basics of soil, 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 basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor is an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We’ll even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. No discounts.