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Buying Your First Home
with Lee Sullivan
This Maine hoMEworks class covers the entire process of buying a home: making the decision, budgeting for homeownership, repairing credit, getting approved for a mortgage, choosing a realtor, property inspections, insurance, the closing process, energy efficiency and avoiding predatory lenders. Learn about down payment and closing cost assistance available to first-time home buyers, veterans and others. Participants earn a Certificate of Completion required for certain mortgage programs. Free individualized counseling is available following the class.
Register another person at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate.
Bring a pen/notepad, beverage, snacks and a bag lunch.
Lee Sullivan is a HUD and hoMEworks-certified housing counselor and home buyer educator.
with Katherine McCarty
This hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basic steps for canning and freezing. Participants will receive a Preserving the Harvest food preservation packet, and learn recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to insure safety and how to check for properly sealed jars. Bring your own pressure canner dial gauge to class for a free accuracy test and a pot holder.
Kate McCarty, Food Preservation Community Educator at UMaine Cooperative Extension, served with the AmeriCorps VISTA program and has completed the Master Food Preserver Program.
with Lisa Luken
in Six Simple Steps
Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with too much stuff in your home and life? Do you wish you could just get organized? Get focused and take action using six simple steps to gain freedom from your stuff, allowing you to live a fuller life and do more of what you love.
Lisa Luken, a simple living coach & consultant, helps individuals organize and simplify their homes, photos & lives.
with Lisa Luken
in Six Simple Steps
Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with too much stuff in your home and life? Do you wish you could just get organized? Get focused and take action using six SIMPLE steps to gain freedom from your stuff, allowing you to live a fuller life and do more of what you love.
Lisa Luken, a Simple Living Coach & Consultant, works with individuals to get focused and take action on the parts of their life that are not simple.
Cutting the Cable Cord
with Kevin Neely
Save $ and increase your TV Options
Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for cable TV? Sure you get movies, sports and sitcoms that you can’t get for free with an antenna, or can you? What is Docis 3.0 and why should you care? How do you set up your network for this technology? What exactly can you save on your TV bill each month? Many cable cutters experience increased options at much more affordable prices. Learn what steps to take to explore this new option in entertainment. Look at streaming companies like Hulu, FuboTV, SlingTV, Netflix, Amazon, MLB, NFL, NBA and more that cater to the needs of this new consumer clientele. Come join us and see for yourself.
Kevin Neely has spent 30+ years helping people with computer technology. His career of helping adults learn and be comfortable with technology has taken him throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia.
Dealing with Common Garden Pests & Weeds
with Robert W Moody Jr
Identify and treat!
Insects are our friends and our enemies! Today's gardeners know some chemicals that eliminate bugs and weeds in your garden can be environmentally treacherous for people, pets and beneficial insects and are expensive and take time to apply. Prevent weed and insect infestations, safely control populations of unwanted weeds or insects that have reached the threshold for action, and gain control over threats to your flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetables.
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.
with Martin C Womer, Esq.
What Seniors and Their Families Need to Know!
Learn the eligibility requirements for MaineCare long-term (nursing home) care benefits and MaineCare estate recovery. Discover how an individual, married or single, becomes eligible and how, in general terms, to become eligible without unnecessarily impoverishing the spouse or losing one’s life savings.
Martin C Womer, Esq. is a partner/member of the Maine Center for Elder Law, LLC in Kennebunk. He assists clients with MaineCare planning and applications, VA Pension eligibility, estate planning, guardian and conservatorships, and trust and estate settlement.
with Marty Gaines
Time spent understanding firewood is time well spent!
Whether for a fireplace, fire pit or wood-burning stove, the type of firewood used has a great influence over how well your system performs and how enjoyable an experience you have. Quality, well-seasoned firewood burns cleaner and more efficiently, while green or wet wood can cause smoking, odor problems, rapid creosote buildup, and even dangerous chimney fires. Learn the best safety practices for cutting wood, use and maintainance of equipment and tips on properly storing/burning your wood.
Marty Gaines, a Licensed Maine Arborist, has worked at Moody's Nursery for over 20 years and has been an avid wood burner for decades.