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Retirement 101


with Amber Shaw and Jim Gavin

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through May 13, 2020

Many regrettably overlook the importance of retirement planning. It’s a crucial process that naturally provides peace of mind while helping prepare for the unforeseen. Come join us as we discuss how to be prepared.

Maine Driving Dynamics


with Bureau of Highway Safety Instructor

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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.

Taming the To Do List


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Need to be more efficient? Organize your time with these tried and true techniques. Tips to stop procrastinating, control the feeling of being overwhelmed, prioritize, create the “To-Do” list, and realistically estimate time to help you tame your “To-Do” list.


Voices of Women: Book Club


with Rebecca Dawson Webb

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Enrich your reading experience in this facilitated book discussion group for women. We will read one book a month, and participants will help select some of the books. Book choice for March is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Rebecca Dawson Webb is a long time writing coach and editor who leads memoir and therapeutic writing workshops. Meeting Dates: March 18, April 15, May 20.

Small Art Critique Group


with Bess Cutler

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 23, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Take your artwork to the next level! Objective analysis of its strengths and weaknesses will help you discover ways to make the artwork more powerful, more resonant, more authentic and contemporary - all through discussion and interaction. 

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Intro to Abstraction - Beyond the Literal


with Bess Cutler

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

PLEASE NOTE: The start date of the classes had changed to 3/24.

Focusing on the dynamics of composition will help you go beyond the literal. Look at anything abstractly and know how to organize it as a composition. Working from unconventional still-lifes, learn to see the whole and not just the parts. Mixed media and collage will also be included. Critical analysis of strengths and weaknesses in the work will provide the structure to get you going in the right direction. Weekly homework is given but is optional. Materials list is available on our website. Bess Cutler is an MFA graduate of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts in Boston, and a BA from Brandeis. Her teaching experience includes Maine College of Art (MeCA), DeCordova Museum, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and Kittery Adult Education. Bess is a former NYC and Boston contemporary gallery owner and art consultant to corporate and private collections.


Retirement by Design/Social Security


with Fred Diehl

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want, including some fexibility to your strategy to help you handle unexpected events and keep your strategy on track. Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options regarding Social Security and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. 

Save Energy, Save Money; Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient


with Molly Agrimson

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 25, 2020 at 6 pm

Energy efficiency means that by using less energy, you save money, to do the same job. These tips will help you make behavioral and technical changes in your home to save the planet and save your dollars!

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