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Buying Your First Home - Live Online

$30

with Lelah Sullivan

Calendar Jan 14, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This ME hoMEworks class, offered as a Zoom webinar, covers buying a home: making the decision, budgeting for homeownership, building credit, mortgage approval, choosing your realtor, inspections, insurance, the closing process, energy efficiency and avoiding predatory lenders. Learn about down payment and closing cost assistance available to first-time homebuyers, veterans and others. Earn a Certificate of Completion required for certain mortgage programs, including USDA, ME State Housing Authority and other lenders. Free individualized counseling is available following the class. Please have pen and notepad available. Registration closes at noon on 1/12.

Required: You must respond to the email from YCCAC to finalize registration and receive Zoom link.

Note: Register the person you are buying your home with at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

Lee Sullivan has repeatedly experienced the home-buying process and successfully redeveloped several bank-owned residential properties. In addition, she is a HUD and hoMEworks-certified housing counselor and homebuyer educator.

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Recycling 101

$9

with Alexandria Kane

Calendar Jan 18, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New Year, New Recycling Habit!

Take a virtual tour through ecomaine’s Single Sort Recycling Facility to discover how we sort your soup cans and laundry bottles and why wish-cycling costs you money. Bring your questions and examples of any questionable recyclable items.

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.

My Dying To Do List

$25

with Rita A Braceland

Calendar Jan 24, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you know how much paperwork is involved in organizing your estate? This quick overview deals with matters involving family, finances, the future and funeral. Leave with a list of helpful resources and the tools necessary to tackle your Dying To Do List. Tuition includes print materials.

Jill Braceland has been designing and delivering management and writing tools seminars for more than 30 years. She has a reputation for offering interactive, practical seminars in an easy, friendly manner.

MaineCare Eligibility, Benefits & Estate Recovery

$15

with Eleanor L Dominguez

Calendar Jan 25, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

What Seniors & Their Families Need to Know!

Learn the eligibility requirements for MaineCare long-term care (nursing home) benefits and estate recovery. Discover how an individual, married or single, becomes eligible and how to, in general terms, become eligible without unnecessarily impoverishing the spouse or losing one's life savings.

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.

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.

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.

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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