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Matchless Firestarting & Cooking Methods
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Matchless Firestarting & Cooking Methods

$55

with Emily Loder

Calendar Dec 11, 2021 at 10 am

How do you cook outside without an open flame? Eat your way through outdoor cooking methods as we make: BBQ chicken and banana boats in our Dutch oven; delicious egg sandwiches on your personal buddy burner; one pot tacos for everyone on the propane stove and finally, dessert from the solar oven, S’mores dip! No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Class will be mostly outside so please dress for the weather. If you have your own mess kit (plate, bowl, fork, spoon, cup) please bring it.

Required: Bring proof of registration.

Emily Loder is an avid Girl Scout with 30 years of experience and will help you become comfortable in the outdoors.

Early Gravestone Symbols & Meanings - Live Online

$15

with Ronald Romano

Calendar Feb 3, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Southern Maine's colonial cemeteries are rich with folk art. Beautifully hand-carved gravestones created by local stonecutters are readily found throughout our region. But what do the gravestone symbols; rising suns, skulls & crossed bones and pointing fingers really mean? In this heavily illustrated presentation, cemetery historian and author Ron Romano will describe the 'anatomy' of a gravestone, discuss the types of materials found in our burial grounds and explain the meanings of dozens of gravestone images. 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 for Portland's 350-year old cemetery and serves on, and is an officer of, the national board of the Association for Gravestone Studies.

Discover Maine's Covered Bridges - Live Online

$9

with Benjamin W Foster, PE

Calendar Feb 9, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Covered bridges are a marvel of engineering and art. This presentation will discuss some history of covered bridges and their presence in Maine's landscape. Learn about the last nine covered bridges in the state and what we are doing to preserve and protect them. 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/

Ben Foster, MS in Civil Engineering from UME, is the Bridge & Structures Maintenance Engineer for MEDOT. He is responsible for the safety of over 2800 highway bridges and about 230 railroad bridges. He also leads the division responsible for bridge inspections, overload move permits, ancillary structures and engineering for repairs & rehab designs. Ben has 24 years of bridge experience at MEDOT ranging from structural design, project management and bridge inspections.

Back to the Graveyard! - Live Online

$15

with Ronald Romano

Calendar Feb 10, 2022 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 Maine's 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 for Portland’s 350-year old cemetery and serves on, and is an officer of, the national board of the Association for Gravestone Studies.

The Secret Life of Birds!

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Mar 23, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

How do birds get ready for a season of having and raising young? Do they migrate to a new location? Do they change what they eat and how they look? How do you get ready for a season of new birds coming back from their winter home? What new tools are out there for you? Should you be adding new food resources? When do I take down the suet and put up the hummingbird feeder? All good questions we will explore together. Tuition includes a voucher for a free bird walk at Scarborough Marsh.

Masks & distancing required.

Linda Woodard, an avid bird watcher, has been Director of the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center for 32 years. She teaches at Maine Audubon and USM on a wide variety of environmental topics.

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