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Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education

General Enrichment

Companion Planting


with Jean Vose

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Many people who garden stay with what we consider to be a typical garden -vegetables in separate rows, flowers in flower beds and maybe some herbs in an herb garden. But there is a better way, and it’s not new. In fact, it’s been around for thousands of years!  Interested in increasing your garden production, while creating more beauty and diversity and at the same time bringing in pollinators?  This concept is now known as companion planting - plants you should grow side-by-side. Companion planting is a method of getting the most out of your garden in the most natural way. It’s a good way to not only make your garden work but also to make it look good. It may seem a little chaotic, but fun - you'll want to try it in your backyard!  

Beacon Hospice Volunteer


with Kathy Dunphy

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 5 pm

Did you know that 50% of nursing home residents do not receive visitors? This also includes our veterans. Beacon Hospice is proud to offer a veteran to veteran program for anyone who has served and is willing to have a veteran volunteer for companionship. Be the person that makes a difference to a neighbor and their family as they face end of life issues: become a Beacon Hospice volunteer, or veteran to veteran volunteer. This Free 21 hour, 7 week training will prepare you to support patients and their families. Led by the volunteer coordinator, our team of registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers, chaplain and bereavement specialist will provide the informational tools you will need to provide compassionate support for our patients and their families. You will learn the history and philosophy of hospice, medical issues at the end of life, including pain and symptom management, communication, family dynamics, grief, loss and spiritual care. Once you complete the course, you decide how you can serve the hospice community in a way that works for you. Hospice volunteer work is not about the patients demise, it is about their LIVING!

Feature Length Screenwriting


with Tanner Grover

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you ever wanted to write the next Hollywood blockbuster? Each student will learn how to produce a detailed outline/ beat sheet for their feature length film.  We will also cover screenwriting fundamentals, providing you the skills needed to translate your story to script format and bring your vision to life. Classes will include handouts, writing assignments, film study, and discussion. Come prepared to share your ideas and have fun!

Cooking with Wine


with Kim Martin

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Wine contributes flavor, color, and acidity/sweetness to recipes and enhances other ingredients, so why not use it? Cooking with wine is vert simple if you enjoy drinking the wine, you should cook with it! This class with offer suggestions and instructions on coking with wine and will give you an appreciation of your very own palate! Come hungry and leave happy! 

Life Estate and Real Estate Planning


with Chip Griffin

Calendar Mar 18, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Should you have a trust? Should you add your child to your deed? This class  provides an overview of estate planning & what to consider when developing your estate plan. Topics include: estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, gift and estate taxes, the importance of asset titling, the role of your personal representative, how your estate plan can inadvertently affect eligibility for MaineCare-funded nursing home care, legal issues commonly faced by the elderly- including how nursing home care is paid for and choosing a financial agent. Married, single, old or young, You will learn something useful. Chip grew up  in Boothbay Harbor and has practiced law here for 30 + years

Excel: The Basics and Beyond


with Andy Goode

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This is a hands-on introduction that will take you from the basics of understanding the tools and functions to setting up a work sheet and moving around it as well as creating formulas and importing and exporting information.  Excel has become, and continues to be, an enormously valuable program for businesses both small and large. Not knowing Excel can seriously affect your ability to get a job. Learn fundamentals of this spreadsheet program and get an idea how you can use it in your job and your personal life. The possibilities are endless and you will wonder how you managed before learning Excel

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Stuffed Pasta


with Chris Toy

Calendar Apr 2, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

   Who can resist warm tasty, tender pockets of pasta filled with a variety of cheeses, vegetables, meat or seafood? Join Chef Chris Toy for a night of making your own dough and feasting on several choices of herbed and multi-colored pastas, fillings and easy and flavorful sauces! Remember to bring some take home containers...just in case you make more than you can eat!

About Boating Safetly


with David Eastwood

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification— many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course.  Topics discussed in this course include:

• Intro to Boating

• Boating Law

• Boat Safety Equipment

• Safe Boating

• Navigation

• Boating Problems

• Trailering, Storing, and Protecting Your Boat

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