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The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare
with Barbara, Hopkins
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, newcomers and the adult children and loved ones of Medicare beneficiaries.
Barbara Hopkins, Masters in Communications Management & certification in Corporate Training, is a licensed ME agent with 20 years experience in health insurance operations.
Grow & Serve Your Own Superfoods
with Robert W Moody Jr
Buying Your First Home - Spring
with Lelah Sullivan
This Maine hoMEworks class covers the entire process of buying a home: making the decision, budgeting, 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 bring a pen, notepad, beverage, snacks and a lunch.
Note: Register the person you are buying your home with at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate.
Lee Sullivan has experienced the homebuying process multiple times and successfully redeveloped several bank-owned residential properties. She is a HUD and hoMEworks-certified housing counselor and homebuyer educator.
with Helena Nash
Feeling overwhelmed with too much stuff in your home and life? Wish you were more organized? Get inspired using six simple steps to gain freedom from your stuff. Allow your focus to be on doing more of what you love and loving more of what you do!
Note: Food/beverages available for purchase on site.
Helena Nash, of Live Lighter, has been helping people get unstuck and energized in their spaces since 2009. Her clients are often living busy lives or are experiencing a transition such as a move, birth or death. She loves to help people find more lightness, clarity and peace in their lives.
Home Landscaping Maintenance Calendar
with Robert W Moody Jr
What and when to do tasks in your landscape or garden can be confusing and often dictated by the weather. Find the appropriate timing for each major component, including shrub and tree mulching, fertilizing, trimming and pruning. Move on to lawn care with a general cool season turf care calendar provided. Discuss the care of your garden: when and where seeds should be started, weeding, mulches, fertilizers, compost, lime use and harvesting. Get a brief overview of annuals, perennials, soil and composting. Bring your questions!
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. Who knew he is also a Chef!
Wish-cycling & How it Harms
with Vanessa Berry
Unsure if an item can be recycled but you put it in your bin anyway? Despite good intentions, those items do more harm than you might think. Learn how wish-cycling has created a global problem for the recycling industry. Bring any questions you have, including examples of items you want answers about.
Vanessa Berry holds a BS in Elementary Education from UMaine Farmington where she was part of their Sustainable Campus Coalition. She joined the ecomaine team in August 2018, as an Environmental Educator.
DIY Landscape Design
with Robert W Moody Jr
It’s not just the plants anymore!
With many of us building new or moving into homes new to us, we often start a new landscape or inherit an existing one. Take the mystery and anxiety out of where things go in your landscape. Start new and learn about appropriate design elements and details, where walkways, patios and pools could be placed and finish with the basics of plants selection. Options for screening out unwanted views or using landscape elements to create a private, intimate space will also be covered. Bring your questions!
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.
Healthy Home Makeover
with Deborah Pouliot