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Late Hour Investing In the Bull Market


with Fred Diehl

Calendar Next session starts Oct 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This seminar discusses the economy and actions to take today. The program explores the economy, interest rates and our outlook, current market trends, late-cycle risks and opportunities, and importance of portfolio balance.

Maine Driving Dynamics


with Bureau of Highway Safety Instructor

Calendar Next session starts Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jan 27, 2020

This two-class, five hour course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. The course includes attitudes and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. The course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. The course format engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving records. It is important that you arrive at class on time, otherwise you will not receive credit.

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Making Change


with Lynn Sheehan

Calendar Next session starts Sep 10, 2019 at 5 pm

Tuesday is a great day for making change! A support group for people ages 13 and up committed to or considering making a change with their substance use. It’s free, confidential, and there is no sign up. Just show up at the York Public Library. Free pizza too! Making Change is not treatment or therapy. Making Change is a one hour, weekly support group that encourages honesty, promotes self-awareness, and inspires positive change. This training is sponsored by a partnership between YACE and Choose to be Healthy Coalition of York Hospital. Pizza donated by Anthony’s, York House of Pizza, and Ruby’s. Thank you for your support! Location: York Public Library

Migration & Borders: Book Club


with Kathryn Miles (Maine Humanities Council)

Calendar Next session starts Oct 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Read and listen to short books, stories, poems, and essays related to the theme “Migration & Borders” as it relates to Maine. We will meet once a month to share our thoughts on the books and our own experiences within and beyond Maine’s borders. This informal book club is for EVERYONE! Whether you’re a beginning English speaker/reader or a college professor; whether you’re from Maine or another country, this will be a rich experience for all! The books and other materials are free, and yours to keep! This class is made possible by a generous award from the Maine Humanities Council. Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm, Cost: FREE Meeting Dates: Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 5

Online Safety in Banking


with Erica Berry

Calendar Next session starts Nov 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The majority of Americans now use online banking, which means keeping your transactions safe is more important than ever. Learn the risks and the best ways to protect you and your assets.

Painting Powerful Landscapes


with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next session starts Sep 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks
4 additional sessions through Apr 8, 2020

This studio painting class is for beginner-to-experienced painters wishing to expand their landscape painting skills. We will explore different ways to key a painting, how to make color choices, create solid designs and increase our visual vocabulary while having a lot of fun! Each week we will focus on different elements that will significantly improve your ability to see and understand how successful landscapes are painted. Asking key questions, we will work from direct observation, plein air sketches and photographs to design and develop landscapes with impact. Individual expression and creativity is strengthened by this process. Students may use oil, acrylic or gouache in this class. Beginners through intermediate painter are welcome. Materials list is available on our website.

Pie Day! - Sarah’s Gluten Free Kitchen


with Sarah Hignett

Calendar Next session starts Oct 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Gluten-free doesn’t have to be flavor-free! Join Sarah as she shares some delicious pastries and main disshes. These meals are suitable for Celiac’s dietary restrictions. Meals may contain: dairy, meat, shellfish, and spicy ingredients. Bring a dish for taking home leftovers! Pie Day! Enjoy a combination of sweet and savory pies with a mixed berry pie and a traditional English pork pie. Tuesday, 6-8:30pm, Cost: $29 Oct 8 Holiday Foods Feast on holiday classics such as beef brisket served with stuffing, latkes, jelly donuts, and sugar cookies! Tuesday, 6-8:30pm, Cost: $29 Nov 12 Eastern european Create a winter dinner of stuffed cabbage leaves, pumpernickel rolls, and spiced cookies. Tuesday, 6-8:30pm, Cost: $29 Jan 14 You can have your cake and eat it , too! Cook together with your sweetheart for this Valentine’s themed fresh strawberry cake and cocoa-bean cupcakes. Tuesday, 6-8:30pm, Cost: $29 Feb 11

Powerful Pronunciation for the Workplace


with Bonnie Gross

Accent reduction in just 12 weeks for 18 different languages! The goal of this highly interactive online course is to teach you clear and confident English pronunciation, word stress, sentence flow and intonation, so that people can understand you perfectly the first time you speak, appreciate the value of your ideas, so you can reach your full potential.

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