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Seed Starting for Maximum Results

$19

with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Growing plants from seed is a great way to start gardening earlier in the season. With the right soil, containers, light and some simple equipment, its easy to grow from seed to harvest. Learn which plants are best to start indoors, when to start them and what type of soil and lighting are required. Get tips on how to water and feed them for maximum growth potential.

We will also cover troubleshooting tips and when you should take your seedlings outside to plant.

Rob Moody has extensive knowledge from nursery development & landscape design to irrigation installation & engineering. He has worked at Moodys Nursery for 35+ years and was President of MELNA.

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Self Defense for Women

$55

with Gilbert (Gil) Doughty

Calendar Mar 2, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Did you know that most street assaults last less than 15 seconds? If your life is in danger, you'll need to strike fast, strike hard and answer questions later.

Learn to defend against larger and stronger attackers. Street survival tactics utilize deflecting, striking, kicking, trapping and disabling. Self-defense includes being aware of your surroundings and reading and understanding how to deal with potentially dangerous situations.

All students will receive a kubotan safety device and the knowledge to use it. Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. Proof of registration required.

Sensei Gil Doughty began practicing martial arts in the 70s. He has trained with Maine Karate Association founder Sensei Reggie Groff, Master Seung Ook Choi of Choi's Kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do, and Sensei Bruce Cross & Master Steve DeMasco of Villari's Shaolin Kempo.

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For the Love of Flowers

$19

with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Burst Your World with Color!

Grow the perfect flower garden and learn what you can do today to get started. Explore plant choice and placement, soil preparation and how to grow the best bouquets ever! Cover weather and how it affects your garden and maintain it throughout the growing season. If you love flowers, inside and out, you won't want to miss this workshop!

Rob Moody has extensive knowledge from nursery development & landscape design to irrigation installation & engineering. He has worked at Moody's Nursery for 35+ years and was President of MELNA.

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Estate Planning

$15

with Eleanor L Dominguez

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Documents Families Should Have!

We all need a Last Will, Testament, Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive and HIPAA Authorization. Learn the purpose and significance of each and get your questions answered.

Eleanor Dominguez, Esq. has worked at Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, PA, in South Portland since 2014, focusing on elder law, estate planning, and estate administration. In addition, she is accredited in preparing, presenting, and prosecuting claims for veterans benefits before the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Wish-cycling & How it Harms

$9

with Alexandria Kane

Calendar Mar 15, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Wishful recycling, or wish-cycling, happens when you put it in your recycling bin, hoping the facility will sort it out for recycling.

Unfortunately, despite good intentions, those items do more harm than you might think. Learn about ecomaine’s recycling process and how wish-cycling has created a global problem for this industry. Bring your questions, including items you want answers about.

Alex Kane, BA in Environmental Planning & Policy from USM, is an environmental educator at ecomaine. She has a background in horticulture and received her AAS in Horticulture from SMCC. She prefers a hands-on approach to a thoroughly engaging type of learning.

Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

$19

with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Mar 28, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn all you need to know to have that perfect garden and what you can do today to get it started. Explore handling insect and disease problems, preparing soil, starting seedlings and how to grow the best vegetables ever! Cover weather and how it affects your garden and maintain it throughout the growing season. If you garden, you won't want to miss this workshop!

Rob Moody has extensive knowledge from nursery development & landscape design to irrigation installation & engineering. He has worked at Moody's Nursery for 35+ years and was President of MELNA.

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The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare

$9

with Barbara Hopkins

Calendar Mar 30, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Review the way Medicare covers inpatient, outpatient and prescription drug costs. Discuss enrollment periods and the types of products designed to partner with Medicare, including supplement plans, Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans. This seminar will be informative for current users, newcomers and the adult children and loved ones of Medicare beneficiaries.

Barbara Hopkins, Master's in Communications Management & certification in Corporate Training, is a licensed ME agent with 20 years of experience in health insurance operations.

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