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Cord Cutting 101 DOVER Fall 2018


with Leah Gomes

Calendar Nov 2, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Ever thought about getting rid of cable or satellite TV because it was just too pricey? Well, you aren’t the only one! The internet has provided so many more options to help you get the content you want for less. So, if you have reliable wireless internet and are interested in cutting the cord, attend this class to learn how to navigate through all of the options so that you can cut cable TV and legally stream your content online, pay less, and still get your shows.

Choose from the following sessions:



TUES 9/11 & 9/18 5:30-7:30pm $20 DLC




FRI 11/2 & 11/9 12-2pm $20 PHEC

Could You and Will You? Community Health and Counseling Services Fall 2018


with Stephanie Doore

Calendar Oct 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you heard about the need for foster homes in the state of Maine? Have you considered becoming a foster parent but are worried about how this decision might impact your own children? Please accept this opportunity to engage in a frank discussion about the topic. We’ll take a look at some of the myths that accompany foster parenting. We will talk about the worries and also unexpected positives that can occur when a family steps forward to offer a safe and healing environment for a child. We will talk about the before, during and after phases of foster care through the perspective of children. Before you dismiss the idea of becoming a foster parent, come talk with us. Factor in the new information you will learn and then make your decision! There are many youth who could benefit from families taking a second look at this possibility! Stephanie Doore is a Licensed Social Worker who has been working with foster parents since 1993. The work of recruiting, developing and supporting foster parents in raising their foster children has been one of Stephanie's greatest career passions. She has received both state and national awards for her work in foster care.

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How to Store your Garden Bounty all Winter Fall 2018


with Mary Margaret Ripley

Calendar Nov 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Gardening is fun! Sure you can plant it, weed it, harvest it, and eat it… But the bounty of your garden doesn’t have to be gone with the leaves in the fall. Did you know that you could also store hardy vegetables in good condition for months of good eating well into wintertime? In this class, I will show you how we do it. Homegrown just tastes better, don’t you think? Mary Margaret Ripley and her family eat delicious produce from their farm year-round, thanks to 10 years of trial and error of growing and storing vegetables. She wants to help you learn how to do it, too!

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Slice it, Salt it, Stomp it! Fall 2018


with Mary Margaret Ripley

Calendar Nov 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Fermented veggies are becoming all the rage. That's funny since fermentation is one of the oldest, tastiest and most fun ways to preserve food. Do it yourself with easy ingredients for a fraction of the cost of buying it at the store. In this hands-on class you'll learn how to slice, salt, and stomp your way into your own fermented creations like sauerkraut, kimchi, and more. Come on y'all, even babies love this stuff! Please bring a large bowl, cutting board, grater, knives and a quart jar. Mary Margaret Ripley and her family like to have fermented foods as a part of their everyday lives. Since 2006 she has fermented many kinds of foods, especially veggies from her family farm. Join her for a busy, fun, and friendly class that just might get you hooked, too!

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