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Basic Firearm Safety Fall 2017


with Scott Chandler

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 6 pm

The purpose of this class is to introduce the basic principles of firearm safety. Students 18 to 21 years of age must have a handgun safety class to qualify for a permit to carry concealed . Accidents involving guns generally result from one of two causes; ignorance and carelessness. This is a non-shooting class. No live ammunition is allowed in the classroom. Do not bring a gun to this class. This is an NRA Firearm Safety course and a certificate will be awarded. Scott Chandler has 32 years of experience including hunting, target shooting, law enforcement, and tactical combat. He has attended Maine Criminal Justice Academy for law enforcement and corrections. Scott was a firearm and infantry instructor in the US Army and is currently certified with the NRA.

Beginner Line Dance Fall 2017


with Susan Molley

Calendar Sep 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Learn all the latest and standard line dance steps put to a wide variety of music. Great exercise for your mind and body. Do something fun and rewarding for yourself. Dance is good for the soul. Please wear clean shoes. Susan Molley has danced all her life, and has taught line dancing for 25 years. She loves to dance! So will you but beware because you won't be able to stop. Great practice for staying in the moment. Dance helps clean the cobwebs from your mind (like a crossword puzzle with cardiovascular) bring your mate or dance by yourself - It's up to you. It’s all about having fun!

Beginning Writer's Workshop
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Beginning Writer's Workshop


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Calendar runs for 52 weeks

If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles. This exciting, hands-on course for the creative writing novice is filled with challenging exercises, expert advice, and plenty of direct support and encouragement. As you work your way through the lessons, you'll develop your own short, creative fiction or nonfiction piece. Our emphasis in this course is on developing your skills through practice, so you'll spend more time writing than reading. You'll master important concepts by completing enjoyable writing exercises and assignments, and you'll discover a variety of strategies and techniques the pros use to develop characters, create a compelling point of view, build interest through dialogue, and add meaning to your stories.

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Genealogy Roadblock Workshops Fall 2017


with Nancy Battick

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Have you reached a brick wall in your research? Are you having trouble getting started? These workshops will help! There is no lesson plan, the workshops are not classes. Just bring your challenges and we will work with you one on one to get you going in the right direction. Bring your laptop, your notes, and your problems! Individual appointments can be made by calling 564-6525. Spaces will fill quickly. Nancy Battick is a past president of the Maine Genealogical Society and past regent of Tisbury Manor Chapter DAR. Kathy Normandin is a Volunteer Genealogist with Maine State DAR and the chapter registrar for Tisbury Manor Chapter DAR.

Hospice 101: Introduction to Hospice for Indirect Care Volunteers Fall 2017
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Hospice 101: Introduction to Hospice for Indirect Care Volunteers Fall 2017


with Pine Tree Hospice

This 4-hour orientation program prepares volunteers to serve as indirect care providers. "Indirect care" includes services such as cooking, picking up prescriptions, working in the office or library, fund raising, serving on the board or on a committee, but does not include direct interaction with clients or families. Upon completion, participants may choose to be mentored by an experienced Pine Tree Hospice direct care volunteer during visits with hospice clients and families for a maximum of 20 hours. Hospice 101 is offered as a class and also offered as an Independent Study. Certificates are awarded after completion. H101 Class to be scheduled. H101 Independent Study can be scheduled at any time. Optional mentor hours will be scheduled individually. For more information visit To register please call 564-4346.

It's in the Cards Fall 2017


with Brenda Gott

Calendar Sep 14, 2017 at 5 pm

Join in as we explore the fascinating mythology, symbolism, and artwork of the tarot cards. This is not fortune telling, but rather a chance to experience some of the more modern uses of the cards, including self-discovery, meditation, artistic inspiration, storytelling, creative writing, and brainstorming new ideas. A selection of card decks will be available for use during class exercises, where we will learn how to read the symbolic “language” of the tarot, and how to build meaningful storylines from combinations of cards. There will be plenty of opportunity during class to develop your card reading skills, to practice your storytelling ability, and to have fun sharing your ideas and insights with others. We will even experiment with creating some of our own symbols and card designs. Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience with tarot cards, come along on this mystical journey into creativity and imagination; and see what’s in the cards for you! With a background in social and behavioral science, local artist Brenda Gott has a deep appreciation for stories of the human experience, as told in folklore and myth. For over twenty years she has studied the history and artwork of the tarot cards, and enjoys sharing their creative insights.

Loving Life's Essentials


with Jessica Braiser

Calendar Sep 14, 2017 at 6 pm

Learn to live our lives healthier and happier using essential oils. Let’s explore together ways we can incorporate these oils into our daily living. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Students should bring paper and pen, or a laptop (if preferred), and Jessica Brasier is a Wellness advocate with a top essential oil distribution company. She is currently Jessica is a woman, wife, and mother that stands by the benefits of these oils in her everyday living using them in her home and on her family (pets included).

Nurturing Fathers: Developing Attitudes and Skills for Male Nurturance  Fall 2017
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Nurturing Fathers: Developing Attitudes and Skills for Male Nurturance Fall 2017


with Steve Madera

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 5 pm

The Nurturing Fathers Program is an evidenced based 13 week course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. Each 2 ½ hour class provides proven effective skills for healthy family relationships and child development. Tuesday’s starting September 26- December 19, 2017 5:00pm – 7:30pm (dinner included) Classes held at the Greenville High School Learning Lab, 130 Pritham Ave. Greenville For more information or to register please call: Stephen Madera 974-2479 FREE

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