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College Financial Aid 101: FAFSA, Forms, and EFC
with Josh Bartlett
Filling out college financial aid forms is one thing, but how do you prepare for it? It is important to know the impact of income and asset types before filling out forms, otherwise thousands of dollars in potential aid may be missed. This was such a beneficial use of our time! Josh helped us understand the FAFSA and scholarship process so when we go through it next year with our son, we will know what to expect.
Boating Skills and Seamanship
with Henry Marchi
New to the water? Or looking to buy a boat? The US Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S) course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. Successful completion earns a boating education certificate recognized in all the states with operator education requirements. Henry Marchi has been teaching boating safety for over 18 years for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Henry is also able to give the NH Marine Patrol exam in addition to the Auxiliary Class. Cost includes book.
IPM in the Landscape
with Gary Fish, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
While there are beneficial bugs, fungi, and bacteria in nature, there are also those indigenous to an ecosystem that become invasive. In this class for experienced gardeners or landscapers, State Horticulturist, Gary Fish, will cover extensive ground on the insects, diseases, and deficiencies deemed harmful to wild or cultivated landscape plants. Applying principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the course will help students learn how to identify, monitor, and manage poor plant health. Instruction will focus on prevention as a means of management, cultural practices and plant selection, and the decision process and actions to take if an infestation occurs. Register at https://shop.mainegardens.org/EventPurchase.aspx?dateselected=10/19/2021
Be a Hero. Be a Foster Parent!
with Stephanie Eklund
Did you know that YOU could be the life-changing person for a child here in Maine? Yes, YOU can become a foster or adoptive parent! Come learn about the licensing process and the different ways you can help Maine children. There is a special need for people who can care for infants, sibling groups, and adolescents, while also supporting the reunification process. There are also over 100 children waiting to find a forever family. Join us for this informational meeting and take that very first step to becoming a resource family.
Blowing Off Steam
with Carole Freeman
How to calm yourself down in 3 minutes or less. Feeling anxious creates dysfunctional breathing. If you have anxiety and feel you live in a stressful world, or have panic attacks, this class is designed for you. This class teaches techniques that include psychosocial and physiological aspects of Anxiety. Students practice body awareness, breathing pattern retraining and generating feelings of calmness and gratitude, before, during and after a potential stressful situation. This is an active participation class, so wear comfortable clothing with nothing tight fitting around the belly.
Healthcare and your Retirement
with Fred Diehl
Health Care and Your Retirement is a 35-minute educational program that addresses steps individuals should take to prepare for health care costs to help ensure their retirement savings stay healthy.
Basic Soap Making as a Small Business
with Anita Harris
This five-week class will prepare you to start a small soap-making and selling business with natural products. You’ll create a business plan as well as learn how to make all-natural soap, lip balm, lotion, and deodorant.
Materials list given in first class. Information on insurance, sample business and marketing plans, list of raw material providers (butters and essential oils) are also included.
with Tim Sheehan
Tired of the same old games on your phone? Do you want to learn Cribbage? Do you know how to play Cribbage and want to improve your game? This class is for you! You will learn the basics of Cribbage alone with offensive and defensive strategies. With this instructional class you will learn how to play cribbage both in person and online with your friends.