Come learn how to use this cloud-based video conferencing platform which lets you attend classes virtually and meet with others either by video or audio-only or both! Zoom creates a way for in-person classes to still “meet” and enjoy the ability to connect with others. We will show you how to download the Zoom app and explore its basic features. Also, we will create a “Zoom meeting” so you can practice and gain confidence in using it. Some helpful resources will be provided. Bring your laptop, tablet, or phone (iOS or Android) to this class, but if you cannot, we will provide a device for you to use. This class is free, but you must register in advance to attend. Call the Adult Ed office: 596-7752 ext.3.
Did you grow a big garden this year and are looking for ways to preserve your bounty? This workshop will teach you the steps to safe canning with a water bath canner. Participants will receive a “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation packet, and will learn recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to insure safety and how to check for properly sealed jars. Please bring a potholder with you to the workshop.
Join UMaine Extension staff to learn how to turn the bounty of your fall garden or farm share into delicious relishes that you can enjoy all year long (and give out at the holidays). Relish is a versatile way to preserve a range of vegetables and even fruits. All of the equipment and supplies will be provided and participants will get to take home a jar of what we make in class as well as a "Preserving the Harvest" food preservation packet.
You're all grown up now, but remember when you built your first model car from a kit? Relive that experience and more by taking some artistic expression with plastic modeling. This course may be right for you if you like using your hands, getting creative, and putting something together that is unique, challenging, and rewarding. Modeling knows no limits, so this course is designed for anyone over age 16+ and will take you from the very basics, to the move advanced, and anything in between. Using a six week time frame, we will cover good fundamental techniques of modeling along with solid painting techniques from our resident auto collision instructor that will help you to create something to be enjoyed and treasured when completed. Plastic modeling comes in many different subject matters: cars, planes, boats, buildings, animals, human figures, and science fiction, and beyond. So, come with your chosen model and be prepared to have a great time making new friends and getting creative in this course. A list of suggested supplies/tools will be provided when you enroll.
What ignites the desire to learn some interesting facts about personal family history? You hear a mysterious, dynamic, questionable story—is it real or imagined? Fact checking shows how essential it is to have documentation to back up the story. In families, the difficulty with random recall illustrates how family histories can be confused, or lost over time if they are not shared and documented. In this one evening session geared for ages 16+, you will be part of a multigenerational learning and listening experience. Participate in a “begin with what you know” story circle and witness what happens to family stories over time. Learn the importance of sharing and documenting your stories, and the value and impact they have to this and future generations.
Are you shocked at what winter does to your landscape? Learn appropriate techniques and winter pruning for preserving your shrubs and flowering trees from the rigors of ice, wind, heavy snow, January thaw, etc. What are the best supplies for tree and shrub protection? Avoid the appearance of totally brown ornamentals. Q&A is encouraged.