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Buying Your First Home

$30

with Lee Sullivan

Apr 29, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

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: USDA, ME State Housing Authority and other lenders. Free individualized counseling is available following the class. Please bring a pen and notepad, beverage, snacks and a bag lunch. Register another person at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate.

Lee Sullivan has experienced the home-buying process multiple times and successfully redeveloped several bank-owned residential properties. She is a HUD and hoMEworks-certified housing counselor and homebuyer educator.

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Clutter-Free Living

$19

with Lisa Luken

Apr 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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 is a Professional Home & Photo Organizer and Simplicity Living Coach, helping others find joy and freedom through simplifying.

Estate Planning

$15

with Martin C Womer, Esq.

May 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Documents That You Should Have - What Seniors and Their Families Need to Know!

Each of us needs a Last Will and Testament, a Durable Power of Attorney, an Advance Health Care Directive, and a HIPAA Authorization. Learn the purpose and significance of each of these documents and get your questions answered. Mr. Womer will assist any participants who want to stay to prepare an Advance Health Care Directive free of charge.

Martin C Womer, Esq. is the President and Managing Attorney of the Maine Center for Elder Law, LLC in Kennebunk. He assists clients with MaineCare planning and applications, planning for VA Pension eligibility, estate planning, guardianships and conservatorships, and trust and estate settlement.

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Graduation Party Planning

$29

with Kelly Thayer, BA

Apr 27, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Planning the perfect high school or college graduation party takes work. Learn to organize, manage, create and stay on budget for creating a fun filled party that your grad will love! The last half of the class will serve as an open forum and discussion for your specific Grad party planning needs & questions! ConGRADulations!

Please bring a notebook & pen.

Kelly Thayer, BA in Studio Art from U Maine, is the owner/artist at Kreations working with all types of materials. She is also a certified group exercise instructor, has been a dancer for 10 years and teaching for four.

Green Cleaning

$39

with Amanda Kimball

May 2, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

with Essential Oils

Easy on your wallet and effective against bacteria! Make and take home an all-purpose cleaner, dusting spray, glass cleaner and foaming hand soap. Leave with a list of ingredients and supplies to have on hand. A list of essential oils best for cleaning and the properties that make them so effective will be provided along with various articles/educational materials. Tuition includes materials.

Amanda Kimball has been studying the use of essential oils for several years and creates homemade products ranging from therapeutic body care to toxic-free household cleaners. Her personal journey to find natural products for her health concerns has turned into a passion for sharing natural solutions with others.

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MaineCare Eligibility, Benefits & Estate Recovery

$19

with Martin C Womer, Esq.

Jun 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What Seniors and Their Families Need to Know!

Learn the eligibility requirements for MaineCare long-term care (nursing home) benefits and MaineCare estate recovery. Learn 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 the President and Managing Attorney of the Maine Center for Elder Law, LLC in Kennebunk. He assists clients with MaineCare planning and applications, planning for VA Pension eligibility, estate planning, guardianships and conservatorships, and trust and estate settlement.

Photographing Your Valuables

$29

with Geri Lynn Smith

Jun 7, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Getting the Insurance $ You Deserve

Learn the best way to photograph your valuables in case of a loss. This information is provided from an insurance point of view so that maximum recovery can be acquired. Making a light box, managing and methods for your photos and proper storage are just some of the topics discussed. You cannot afford to miss this class!

Geri Lynn Smith is an award-winning photographer who shoots primarily in the New England area.

See our Gallery of Geri Lynn's work.

Recycling From Bin to Bale

$5

with Katrina Venhuizen

Jun 14, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Watch this fascinating virtual tour of ecomaine's recycling, and trash-to-energy plants. You will be surprised at the journey your soup can, yogurt container and paper products take and how all this helps take a bite out of climate change. Learn convenient ways to sort waste, make a positive impact on the environment, and lower trash outputs and costs.

Bring your questions: Do I rinse out cans and bottles first? What about pizza boxes and liners covered in cheese? ecomaine lead in raising public awareness of sustainable waste management strategies and offer this as a free community service.

Katrina Venhuizen has seven years of experience in various Environmental Educator roles in WA, CT and ME. She is responsible for designing curricula, onsite tour programs, and other education and outreach programming that facilitates engaged waste reduction among residents, schools and businesses in ecomaine's 58 member communities.

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