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Wild Edibles Walking Tour
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Wild Edibles Walking Tour

$25

with Zack Rouda

Identifying wild plants is an ancient, invaluable human skill. Plants provide food, medicine, useful materials for tools, supplies and more. We'll identify as many as we can on our walk. You may want to bring a notepad, camera or a basket to collect samples. Class includes some unique and delicious snacks. Please dress appropriately for the outdoors.

Zack Rouda is founding director of Rewild Maine, an educational nonprofit program in Portland. His mission is to deepen the connection between people and the Earth through land stewardship, education and community.

Beginner Golf Section I

$105

with Scott Mayer

Calendar Sep 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn the technical aspects of the long and short game including full swings, chipping and putting and general rules. You will be capable of playing on the golf course after this class. Clubs are provided or bring your own. Register early as class size is limited to nine students.

Required: Masks and physical distancing. Sneakers or golf shoes. No jeans or T-shirts allowed. Collared shirts required.

Note: In case of rain, there will be an indoor rules and etiquette class on location.

Scott Mayer, Class A PGA Certified Teacher & Coach is the new Director of Instruction at Dunegrass Golf Club. He has taught golf for 28 years and is a four time winner of the State of ME PGA Teaching Professional award and named Number One PGA Golf Instructor for the State of ME by Golf Digest.

Get to Know the Pepperell Mills

$29

with David Bishop

Calendar Sep 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Discover the colorful history of the Pepperell Mills at the newly opened Biddeford Mills Museum in the North Dam Mill! These introductory sessions, with guest speakers, will provide how and why world class textile manufacturing evolved in Biddeford/Saco; including how the geography and our natural resources provided nearly everything necessary to construct the Biddeford and Laconia Mills. Focus will be on the textile industry primarily from 1840 to 1916 involved in the mill’s history. The development of the textile industry and associated businesses directly affected the economic growth and the cultural diversity of the Biddeford/Saco community. Learn everything you’ve been wanting to know about our local mills…and more!

Required: Masks and physical distancing.

David Bishop is a veteran mill employee and current Board Member of the Biddeford Mills Museum. He is an accomplished and skilled photographer who has been an instrumental and key member of the “mill vets” work group providing important research and photo documentation of the mills in operation and its current evolution.

David Adams is a lifelong learner and has been a Biddeford Mills Museum volunteer tour guide and mill vet work group member for the past three years.

Beginner Golf Section II

$105

with Scott Mayer

Calendar Sep 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn the technical aspects of the long and short game including full swings, chipping and putting and general rules. You will be capable of playing on the golf course after this class. Clubs are provided or bring your own. Register early as class size is limited to nine students.

Required: Masks and physical distancing. Sneakers or golf shoes. No jeans or T-shirts allowed. Collared shirts required.

Note: In case of rain, there will be an indoor rules and etiquette class on location. 

Scott Mayer, Class A PGA Certified Teacher & Coach is the new Director of Instruction at Dunegrass Golf Club. He has taught golf for 28 years and is a four time winner of the State of ME PGA Teaching Professional award and named Number One PGA Golf Instructor for the State of ME by Golf Digest.

Feeding & Identifying Winter Birds - Live Online

$19

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Explore how birds adapt to the many challenges that Maine’s harsh winters bring to our fine-feathered friends! Discover the migratory birds that visit us including ducks and birds of prey. Focus on the feeding and identification of winter birds and the various tools available to help you accomplish this. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

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

Linda Woodard, an avid bird watcher, has been Director of the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center for 18 years. She has taught high school biology, bird watching, marsh ecology and a wide variety of environmental topics.

Deeper Into the Pepperell Mills

$49

with David Bishop

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Continue exploring the important history of the Pepperell Mills in this expanded class with multiple guest speakers and an opportunity to examine museum artifacts.

How was our economy and culture affected by the Industrial Revolution? Where did the engineers, builders, stone masons, weavers, and other workers come from? Where did they live and what did they do? What were the national and world events that shaped the textile industry? Find out how a graduate of Biddeford High School led a research and development team that introduced a revolutionary product that became the best selling blanket in the world and saved hundreds of jobs for nearly fifty years.

Required: Masks and physical distancing.

David Bishop is a veteran mill employee and current Board Member of the Biddeford Mills Museum. He is an accomplished and skilled photographer who has been an instrumental and key member of the “mill vets” work group providing important research and photo documentation of the mills in operation and its current evolution.

David Adams is a lifelong learner and has been a Biddeford Mills Museum volunteer tour guide and mill vet work group member for the past three years.





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