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Basic Italian, Language and Culture - Spring 2018

$79
Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Ah, Italy, the sights, the sounds, the smell of the food, the taste of the cappuccino. This class is Italian for Beginners where you'll learn the fundamentals of the language and culture in a fun-filled way, from a native who's lived in Italy for over 30 years. Along with learning the Italian language, you'll be introduced to Italian cultural norms. You'll discover and appreciate the subtleties of Italian daily life, and you'll learn many interesting facts about the history, art, and the passions of Italian people. Come join us for Basic Italian, Language and Culture. Learn what it's like to live in La Dolce Vita!

Driving Dynamics - Spring 2018

$40

with Richard Todd

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The Maine Driving Dynamics Course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. A certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor teaches the course, and 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 record. Course can be taken for credit only once every 365 days. (If not on time, you will not get credit for class.) 

PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING DRIVER’S LICENSE TO CLASS. CLASS HAS A MINIMUM OF 12 PEOPLE AND IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE. 65 years and older $30 per person (use PromoCode Drive)

Guided Autobiography: Discovering Your Story - Spring 2018

$59

with Katie Murphy

Calendar Mar 22, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Guided Autobiography (GAB) is fun, fascinating, and surprising. You'll be led through themes and priming questions to evoke memories of known and/or forgotten events. Weekly, everyone writes a two-page story, brings it to class, and reads it to a small group of classmates. GAB is an ideal way to put life events into perspective. It's self-discovery. It?s gaining a greater appreciation of your life. It's a powerful catalyst for improved self-confidence and communication. GAB writers often report new energy, decreased anxiety, and a feeling of connectedness and friendship. And please note: writing tips are offered, but it's not a creative writing class' it's about revisiting and responding to episodes in your life. No class April 19th

Travel Spanish - Spring 2018

$69

with Liz Rodas

Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
Hola. Spanish is one of the world?s most popular languages. This class is for students who may have plans to eventually travel to a Spanish-speaking country. The instructor makes the class fun, interesting and informative.

Writing the Short Story - Spring 2018

$79

with Gerard Bianco

Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Have you always dreamed of becoming a writer, but you have trouble getting the words to work? Do you have a burning desire to create a short story but don't know how to begin? Well, here's your chance to turn your dreams into reality. In this class, you'll learn step-by-step the key components of the short story. You'll learn how to begin a story and how to end it. We'll discuss structure, characterization, details, theme, setting, metaphor, and other important elements needed to turn your thoughts into a clever story that people will love to read. Part of our time will be spent on reading and discussing classic short stories from well-known authors. By the end of this class, you should have a completed short story ready for publishing! Oh, yes, we'll even talk about how and where to publish your story for the world to read. Share your talents. Join us for a fun-filled learning experience that's sure to change how you write and the way you look at a story. Instructor Gerard Bianco holds an MFA in Writing. He is an author, copywriter, editor, and writing coach. No class April 17th

YardScape: Healthy Lawn Care Made Simple - Spring 2018

$5

with Kat Munson

Calendar Apr 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you want a lush green lawn safe for kids, pets and Casco Bay? Do you want to save time and money? Join us to learn how to create a more resilient, beautiful lawn, without relying on chemical fertilizers and weed and bug killers. We'll provide strategies for fertilizing, controlling weeds and thatch, renovating poor lawns, transitioning to organic care, and more. Whether you maintain your lawn or hire a professional, round up your neighbors and join. Kat Munson is the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District and offers this as a free community service.





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