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Automotive Detailing & Reconditioning
with Ron Jack
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.
with Katherine Garland
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.
Classic Auto Restoration
with Ken Larrabee
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
with Donna Coffin
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.
with Skip Beardsley
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.
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.
Is Farming for Me?
with Donna Coffin
Offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Education Professor, Donna Coffin who has worked for the Extension for over 35 years, this session will explore what it takes to be a farmer in Maine. You will learn how to assess your assets to determine how they can contribute to a successful farm and where to go for more information to start your farm business plan. This is an introduction that can help you decide if you want to pursue a farming enterprise.
Outdoor Navigation (GPS)
with Randy McEwen
Become an expert navigator in and out of the Maine woods. Start with basic map and compass instruction, then move on to more advanced GPS technology. Students will participate in classroom study that will include the use of computer map software, reading and plotting coordinates from a topographic map and the Maine Gazetteer.