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Grow Your Own Garden


with Paul Volckhausen

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 6 pm

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for a workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We'll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. Materials Fee: $5, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. 3 Sessions

Hair Pin Barrette


with Amanda Coburn

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 9 am

Learn to use heavy gauge copper and brass wire to create a gorgeious hair poin barrette! You'll learn how to form the stiff wire, and to anneal it so it bends easier. You'll also learn to solder the pieces together to make a nice solid barrette that will last for years to come! Materials fee: $25 (payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.) 1 Session

Intro to Bezel


with Amanda Coburn

Calendar Mar 16, 2019 at 9 am

In this Intro to Bezel Settings workshop, we'll be creating a bezel setting for a non-calibrated cabochon. You'll start with a cabochon, metal sheet and metal strips, and learn how to use the stone to form the perfect bezel setting for that particular stone. This workshop will use pick soldering and teach a new soldering technique called chip soldering. You'll learn about flux, oxidation, pickle, and more. You'll learn how the metal behaves as it's heating to the correct temperature to accept the solder, how the flux behaves, and what the metal looks like just before the melting point. Materials fee: $50 (payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.) 1 Session

Japanese Shibori Silk Scarves


with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Apr 27, 2019 at 9 am

"Shibori" is the Japanese resist method of creating designs on silk scarves using PVC pipes.  This is a unique process of wrapping our scarves around the pipe and watch as your creativity with silk dyes takes over, spilling color onto the pipe in layer after layer.  You will also be given the opportunity to paint directly on your scarves.  The science of art and the creativity of the individual unite in this workshop to produce two finished scarves that can be worn with pride or given as figts.  All participants should wear old clothes and bring an old towel to class.  Limit to 8 students.  Materials fee: $10, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.  1 Session.

King's Bucksport Driving School
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King's Bucksport Driving School


with Danny King

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Taught by a certified Class A driving instructor, this ten class, comprehensive program effectively prepares beginning drivers to receive their driving permit. Program includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of behind the wheel driving instruction, as well as all class handouts, testing materials, Maine Motorist Handbook, and Course Completion Certificate. Provided that all driving hours are completed and permit test passed, permits are issued on last day of class! Most students receive their permits within 30 days. Permit Fee: $35 (payable to the Secretary of State). References available upon request.  Registration fee is payable to King's Bucksport Driving School.  Class is limited to 15 students.  Students must sign up at the Adult Education officce. 

*Please note that Friday class times are 1:30-4:30pm.

Knitting, Beginning


with Tonya Sprague

Calendar Mar 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm

This class is for the beginning knitter or for someone who needs a brush up.  You will be working on cast on, garter stitch, knit 2 pearl 2, rib stitch, and knit a stockinette stitch.  Most knitting is done using these stitches.  Come have some fun while learning this valuable art.  For this class you will need size 8 knitting needles and one skein worsted weight yarn.  2 Sessions.

Learn to Read Music! Part 2


with Daniel Conte

Calendar Mar 20, 2019 at 6 pm

A continuation of Learn to Read Music! Part 1. Helps students to read, understand and use the written language of music. Broaden your oppoortunities to perform and write music. No class 04/18/19; makeup class (if needed) 05/02/19. 5 sessions

Maine Driving Dynamics (64 years and younger)


with Department of Public Safety

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 6 pm

New Highway Safety Laws create a mandatory automobile insurance premium discout for safe, mature drivers and require insurance companies to provide appropriate three-year premium discounts to drivers 55 years and older if they have completed a crash prevention course approved by the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Highway Safety. 2 Sessions

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