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Back to the Cemetery! - Live Online

$9

with Ronald Romano

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

As a follow up to Early Gravestone Symbols & Meanings course, cemetery historian Ron Romano returns with another heavily-illustrated presentation. Learn the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery. Meet some of Maines gravestone makers from the 1800s and see their preferred decorations and signature marks carved on their work. Discuss the evolution of the grave-marker itself - from slate to marble to granite. Finally, examine some of the more interesting epitaphs found whether religious, humorous or difficult to understand they help tell the story of the person memorialized on the stone. Q & A to follow presentation. Registration closes at noon the day of class.

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

Ron Romano, cemetery historian, is the author of three gravestone & cemetery-themed books. He leads walking tours programs for Portlands 350-year old cemetery and serves on, and is an officer of, the national board of the Association for Gravestone Studies.

Beginner Golf Section I

$125

with Scott Mayer

Calendar Next session starts Apr 28, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
3 additional sessions through Jul 7, 2021

Join us for an in depth introduction of putting, chipping, full swing with irons and woods. Clubs are provided or bring your own. Register early as class size is limited. Masks and distancing are required. 

Required: Bring proof of registration, sneakers/golf shoes and collared shirts. No jeans or T-shirts allowed.

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

Scott Mayer is a multiple award-winning PGA Certified Teaching & Coaching Professional and current Director of Instruction at Dunegrass Golf Club. He co-owns The Portland Golf Expo.

Creating Wildlife-friendly Backyards - Live Online

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next available session starts May 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Bringing Nature Back Home!

Learn ways to transform your backyard to sustain wildlife by using native plants, water elements, habitat restoration and food sources. Consider ways to transition part of your lawn to attract and accommodate birds, bats, frogs, bees, butterflies and many other beneficial creatures and pollinators. Studies have shown that even a modest increase in the native plant cover on suburban properties greatly increases the diversity of insects, birds and other animals. Native plants feed native bird species either directly with fruits and seeds or indirectly by supporting native insects birds can eat.

Grab your neighbor and amplify your impact by creating essential wildlife corridors in your neighborhood. Tuition includes a starter kit and video on growing native plants which can be picked up at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. Registration closes at noon the 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 and continues to teach at USM.

Intermediate Golf

$125

with Scott Mayer

Calendar Next session starts May 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm
1 additional session on Aug 4, 2021

Review putting, chipping, full swing with irons and woods. Clubs are provided or bring your own. Register early - this class fills fast! Masks and distancing required. NOTE: Time has been changed (was 5:30-6:30 PM).

Required: Bring proof of registration, sneakers/golf shoes and collared shirts. No jeans or T-shirts allowed.

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

Scott Mayer is a multiple award-winning PGA Certified Teaching & Coaching Professional and current Director of Instruction at Dunegrass Golf Club. He co-owns The Portland Golf Expo.





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