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Automotive Detailing & Reconditioning

$225

with Ron Jack

Calendar Feb 8, 2018 at 6 pm

Automotive detailing has been described as both a craft and an art. Whether you are interested in learning skills for your job or improving the aesthetic value of your vehicle, you’ve come to the right class. You’ll learn about industry demands, earning potential, safety standards/practices, vehicle evaluation, cleaning/detailing practices, vehicle preparation, surface repair and restoration and interior evaluations. The first night of class is mandatory safety training.

Backyard Composting

$10

with Katherine Garland

Calendar May 10, 2018 at 6 pm

In this class presented by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Horticulturist, Kate Garland, you will learn how to compost your kitchen scraps, yard and garden debris, and lawn clippings into "black gold". Making and using compost not only reduces the trash going to the landfill, it also is an environmentally sound way to amend your garden soil. Join Kate on May 10th for this fun class that will make you feel good about your contribution to our planet.

Basic Fly Casting

$75

with Kevin Tracewski

Calendar Apr 21, 2018 at 9 am

The goal of this course is to provide students with the casting skills necessary to fish effectively on your own.  This is a “hands-on” course, so your time will be spent with a fly rod in hand, working on your own casting.  Most instruction will be done in small groups, but casting suggestions will also be offered on an individual basis. Videotape analysis of your casting stroke will be provided.  Students are encouraged to use their own fly rod and reel, but equipment will be available for anyone who needs it.  Please do not buy new equipment just to take this course.  This course will be taught in Orono by Kevin Tracewski, a certified fly casting instructor and author of the best selling book, A Fisherman’s Guide to Maine.  

Classic Auto Restoration

$300

with Ken Larrabee

Calendar Feb 5, 2018 at 6 pm

This introductory course provides basic instruction for restoration enthusiasts who have always wanted to restore an old classic car or pickup for the do-it-yourself vehicle owner who simply wants to do some cosmetic bodywork. This is a hands-on course which allows students to practice skills on an actual vehicle in the shop or bring in parts (fender, hood, tailgate) to work on. Please note: students are not allowed to bring their own cars to work on.

Growing Hops in the Backyard

$20

with Donna Coffin

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

In this class presented by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Education Professor Donna Coffin who has worked for the Extension for over 35 years, you will learn that hops can be grown successfully in Penobscot County. Many home brewers are interested in taking their hobby to the next level by growing their own hops to produce their own beer. Hops can also be used for other purposes too. At this program you will learn about the history of hops production in New England, what hops needs to thrive in our area, basics of planting and care, pests that can affect hops, and harvest.

Homeowner Carpentry

$275

with Skip Beardsley

Calendar Apr 11, 2018 at 6 pm

This course is part of our new Homeowner Do-It-Yourself Series. Take them separately or mix and match and save $25 on each class after your first.  This course will teach you basic carpentry skills to make minor repairs in and around your home. Learn how to fix cracks or holes in drywall, replace a porch step, lay shingles, replace old locks, etc. in this practical new course. Prerequisite: How to use a hammer, electric drill, and circular saw.

Homeowner Electricity

$275

with Jason Canarr

Calendar Feb 7, 2018 at 6 pm

This course is part of our new Homeowner Do-It-Yourself Series. Take them separately or mix and match and save $25 on each class after your first. This course is designed to provide homeowners with all the information they need to understand the workings of their home electrical system. Projects include learning proper wiring techniques, how to install switches and outlets, troubleshooting, as well as the most recent National Electrical Codes. 

Homeowner Landscaping

$275
Calendar Apr 10, 2018 at 6 pm

This course is part of our new Homeowner Do-It-Yourself Series. Take each class separately or mix and match and save $25 on each class after your first. Learn basic techniques to improve the look of your property without breaking the bank. Create the design that best suits your style using various environmentally friendly ideas provided by an experienced landscaper. Note: The classroom portion meets on Tuesdays but there will be 2 Saturdays in May for the outdoor practicum experience. 





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